2021 July 4 Fireworks Shows: Celebrating a Return to Normal

On July 4, 2021, the United States turns 245 years old, and this year’s celebration will be anything but standard or run-of-the-mill. Much like July 4, 2020, the 4th of July 2021 will hold extra meaning.

The 2020 holiday happened amidst a scourge of business closures and event cancellations, the likes of which modern America has never seen. After over half-a-year of widespread vaccination throughout the country, though, July 4, 2021, is not only America’s birthday, but also a modest, if cautious, rebirth of normal American life—including life as we knew it, pre-pandemic, in South Central Texas.

Although some of the pandemic’s effects linger on, they won’t stop 2021 July 4 fireworks shows from moving forward–in person! GVEC is excited about the return of this slice of Americana—so excited, in fact, we’ve gathered the following list of 2021 July 4 fireworks shows across our service territory to help with your own return-to-normal for Independence Day 2021.

Gonzales, TX – Star Spangled Spectacular, July 4

The City of Gonzales trades #ComeAndTakeIt for #ComeAndExperienceIt with an afternoon and evening of music, capped off with the Star-Spangled Spectacular Fireworks Show. Free musical performances, including Cleve Cannan, Andrea Maire and the Magnolia Band, and The Dirty River Boys, start at 3:30 p.m. on the Downtown Square, 417 George Street, Gonzales, Texas. The Star-Spangled Spectacular Fireworks Show blasts off at 10 p.m. For more information, call 830-672-2815 or visit gonzales.texas.gov.

Schertz, TX – Fireworks Fiesta, July 4

The Schertz 4th of July Jubilee wraps up with the Fireworks Fiesta, starting at 9:15 p.m., July 4 at Pickrell/Thulemeyer Park, 901 Oak Street, Schertz, Texas. Round out a day of family fun with this breathtaking celebration of fireworks and freedom. The day’s other activities include a 5K run, parade, kid’s carnival, food vendors, a family activities zone and more. For more information, visit schertz.com.

La Vernia, TX – Red, White & Boom! July 4

The City of La Vernia, Texas is gearing up for another year of BOOM with its Red, White & Boom fireworks display, starting at 9:15 p.m., July 4. The event will include a picnic, food trucks, water slides and more. For more information, call 830.779.4541 or visit lavernia-tx.gov.

Lockhart, TX – Independence Day Fireworks Extravaganza

The City of Lockhart, Texas and the Lockhart Chamber of Commerce are pleased to present this free annual tradition of food, arts & crafts, games, swimming and fireworks! This event will be held at City Park, 504, City Park Road, Lockhart, and will include a full day of live performances and other festivities, leading up to the Fireworks Extravaganza at evening’s end. For more information on this free event, visit lockhartchamber.com.

Seguin, TX – Fireworks Fiesta, July 3

Organizers of this annual city tradition are aiming for “the biggest show Seguin has ever seen,” making for a can’t-miss experience. The evening fireworks will set the night rumbling at 9:30 p.m., at Max Starcke Park, Seguin, Texas. Presented by H-E-B and Niagara Bottling, Inc., this is a great way to end a day of events held by the City of Seguin in celebration of Independence Day. The day’s other events include a flag-raising ceremony and “The Biggest Small Town Fourth of July Parade in Texas.” For more information, call 830-379-3212 or visit seguintexas.gov.

Shiner, TX – Half Moon Holidays 4th of July Fireworks Show, July 3

This annual Shiner staple dropped off the calendar in 2020 but returns for its 41st edition in 2021. Held July 2 and 3 in 2021, primarily in Green Dickson Park, 65 County Road 350, Shiner, Texas, both days include a cook-off, food and drinks, arts & crafts, family activities, and live music. There’s also a fun run and parade through downtown Shiner on July 3.

The gigantic Half Moon fireworks display starts at 9:15 p.m., July 3 in Green Dickson Park. For more information, visit shinertx.com or call 361.594.4180.

Nixon, TX – Nixon Fire & Rescue Freedom Celebration at Mustang Stadium, July 2

Nixon-Smiley Fire & Rescue will hold its annual July 4 fireworks celebration at 9 p.m., July 2 at the Nixon-Smiley Mustang Football Stadium. The show starts at 9:15 p.m., lasting about 22 minutes. Parking is available in the high school football parking lot, the auxiliary gym lot or the overflow lot. Event organizers anticipate that the display will be visible up to two square miles from the source. They welcome attendees or anyone in the area watching to take pictures and post them to the Nixon Fire & Rescue Facebook page, which you can visit by clicking here.

Cuero, TX – Annual City of Cuero Fireworks Extravaganza, July 4

This annual show lights up Cuero’s night sky starting at 9 p.m., July 4 in Cuero Municipal park at the Basketball Pavilion. Pack your lawn chairs and picnic baskets and prepare to be dazzled by a breathtaking display beneath the Texas stars. For more information, call 361.275.6114.

Kyle, TX – July 4th Fireworks Display, July 4

The fireworks will go zipping into the nighttime sky starting at 9:00 p.m., July 4 from the Plum Creek Golf Course, 4301 Benner Road, Kyle, TX. Please note: Although the show itself will launch from the Plum Creek Golf Course, attendees will not be allowed on course grounds. For more information, call 512.262.1010 or visit cityofkyle.com.

New Braunfels, TX – Founders Fireworks Show, July 4

Celebrate Independence Day the New Braunfels Way at the Annual Founders Fireworks show over Landa Lake! Open seating available at the Golf Course. Pack the kids, some blankets, lawn chairs and snacks. For extra pizazz, bring a radio, too, tuned to 1420 KGNB for music tailored to the show. Fireworks run from 8:15 to 8:45 p.m., July 4 at Landa Park Golf Course, 180 Golf Course Road, New Braunfels, Texas. For more information, call 830.625.2385 or visit since1845.com.

Victoria, TX – Miller Lite Blastoff and the Coleta Creek Parks Fireworks Show, July 4

Victoria, Texas is holding two notable Fourth of July fireworks shows:

Show 1: Bag of Donuts and the Miller Lite Blastoff

Enjoy an Independence Day evening with a “Bag of Donuts” and the Miller Lite Blastoff Fireworks show. The free show starts at 6:15 p.m., July 4 at the Victoria Community Center, 2905 East North Street, Victoria, Texas. World-famous cover band Bag of Donuts, based out of New Orleans, plays until 9 p.m., with the fireworks starting at 9:30. For more information, call 361.485.3215 or email vcc@victoriatx.gov.

Show 2: Fireworks at Coleto Creek Park & Reservoir

Fourth of July sparks light the sky starting near dusk at the Coleto Creek Park & Reservoir, 365 Coleto Park Road, Victoria, Texas. To see this show, you’ll need to pay the $17 daily entrance fee into the park, so you’ll want to plan an entire day of swimming, picnicking, barbecuing and more, with the 30-45-minute fireworks display capping off an Independence Day to remember. The facility also includes RV camping and a primitive area for tent camping priced at $28 nightly.

Remember to Celebrate Safely

We hope we’ve offered some inspiration for which 2021 July 4 fireworks shows you might attend this year; however, wherever you decide to spend holiday, we ask that you celebrate safely and always supervise children closely around fireworks. And we welcome you to share pictures of your 4th of July festivities on our Facebook page @GVECsocial, on our Twitter account at @GVEC_Tweets or to our Instagram account at @gvec_insta. We wish you and your family a safe and happy Independence Day 2021. Happy Birthday America! And congratulations on the return of in-person fireworks shows!

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