Austin Kids Recommended – June 29 – July 5

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Welcome to Austin’s Tiniest Kids’ calendar with just a few carefully selected activities during the coming week, usually hiking, music or art-related.
This is a July 4th for Kids special edition. Make a July 4th t-shirt on Sunday and check out two options for July 4th fireworks.

Tie Dye Workshop at the Art Garage, for kids 6+
Sunday, July 1, 3:00pm
11190 Circle Drive
You can help your kids make their own red-white-and-blue fireworks t-shirt at the Art Garage. Make reservations and let them know the t-shirt size you need by calling 512-852-9900. It is $15 per t-shirt.

Austin Symphony with Fireworks at Lady Bird Lake
Wednesday, July 4th, 8:30pm
701 West Riverside Drive
I usually prefer the less traveled path, but sometimes I appreciate a tradition too and you can’t get much more traditional than classical music and fireworks on July 4th. You can head out early with a picnic and check out the lake, trails and turtles at Butler Park.

Bob Schnieder’s 7th Annual July 4th Festival
Wednesday, July 4th, 5:00pm
12225 W Highway 290
The July 4th festival might have slightly fewer than the 100,000 people expected at Lady Bird Lake, so it might be a bit easier to manage. They have a great lineup of bands, which is why I guess it is $20 a person and they have their own fireworks.

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  1. Lynn

    Nothing better than fireworks and music on the 4th of July;
    We’re still having our block party on this special day.
    However, it has gone from outdoors with volleyball games,decorated kids’ bicycles, costume contests, waterbaloon toss, etc. to all kids grown up and gone,a shared dinner among neighbors, conversations, new memory games, (i.e. what was the first grocery store in our area? Did we ever have a theater?) and always our infamous water baloon toss.
    Still fun and heartwarming. Red white and blue decorations abound, and the Pledge of Allegiance recited wholeheartedly.
    Happy 4th of July to one and all!


    Carol Reply:

    Block parties are a great tradition. Our old block had them, but not the new block. Sometimes we crash the parties of our old block.

    Have a happy 4th!


  2. Lynn

    Somehow (not sure how) I got to the performance by Sophia and her class singing for the 4th of July. It warmed my heart. They were sooo cute and sang so well. I loved it! Please give Sophia a warm hug and many, many kisses. And tell her that we are very proud of her.


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