In case you're wondering where to let freedom ring this weekend these are the following places where you can do just that. Also keep in mind that San Antonio will be celebrating the Gay Pride Parade and Festival as well (10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Crockett Park, 1300 N Main Ave.) so you can keep that party on strong. And if you feel like partaking in the theme park extravaganza, both Seaworld and Six Flags Fiesta Texas will be hosting their own type of celebrations.
4th of July Celebration At Woodlawn Lake Park
For starters the Official 4th of July party that is hosted by San Antonio will be hosted at Woodlawn Lake in pure red, white and blue fashion. There will be fireworks, food, freedom, a kid’s zone to drop off the little buggers and even a parade. Free, Woodlawn Lake Park, July 3-4, 8am- 12am, 1103 Cincinnati, saparksfoundation.org
Sea World Fireworks Spectacular
Seaworld San Antonio will be hosting their celebration on both July 3 and July 4. These days tend to be some of the busiest days of all the entire year so be sure to get there early. Their parking lots will open at 8 a.m., with the entrance plaza opening at 9 a.m. and the park officially opening at 10 a.m. In case you only want to celebrate the freedom their celebrations will commence at 7:30 p.m. in the Ski Stadium with a 15 minute firework display beginning at 9:45 p.m. If you want to reserve seats, you'll have to fork out an additional $25/$20 for members, that includes a few extra perks. Seaworld San Antonio, July 3-4, 9am-10pm, 10500 Sea World Dr, seaworldparks.com
Six Flags Fiesta Texas 4th Of July Fest
Six Flags Fiesta Texas will be hosting July 4th Fest presented by Coke from July 3-July 5. The event will be featuring the area's largest firework display around town and with their new 4D Batman roller coaster this is sure the place to be. $55.99, Six Flags Fiesta Texas, July 3-5, 10am-10pm (Fri-Sat) 10am-7pm (Sun), 17000 IH-10 West, (210) 697-5050, sixflags.com
The Alamo: Where The Price Of Freedom Is Free
There will be plenty to do at the Alamo, from hearing the Declaration of Independence being read aloud, bands playing folk songs, musket demonstrations and even free paletas for visitors. Free, Alamo,July 4, 9am-3pm, 300 Alamo Plaza, 210-225-1391.
The San Antonio River Walk
Along the banks of the River Walk various vendors will be displaying their handmade creations. This event will feature many local artists, jewelers and craftsmen. Free, River Walk, July 2-5, 11am-11pm, 110 Broadway, (210) 227-4262.
At Traders Village there will be lots of free activities for kids including, face painting, a magician, balloon artists, a mechanical bull and free American Flags. $3, Traders Village, July 4, 12:30pm-4:30pm, 9333 Southwest Loop 410 at Old Pearsall Road, (210)623-8383.
Market Square Freedom Fest
The Historic Market Square will be hosting, Freedom Fest, or 2 days filled with live music, food and activities for the kids. Free, Historic Market Square, July 3-5, 12-8pm, 514 W. Commerce, 210-207-8600.
Commemorative Air Force Independence Weekend
If you're feeling ultra-patriotic, then head on down to the Stinson Air Field for their annual Commemorative Air Force Independence Weekend. There will be 3 awesome days filled with many different vintage and historic aircrafts and vehicles. And if you want to be even more part of the action, then don't forget to register with the Commemorative Air Force to ride aboard an airplane including, “Texas Raiders” B-17 Flying Fortress, the B-25 “Yellow Rose,” the C-47 “Bluebonnet Belle,” as well as the U-3A “Blue Canoe.” Free, Stinson Municipal Airport, July 3-5, 8535 Mission Road, 210-207-1800.
Morgan's Wonderland Salute To America's Heroes
Lastly, check out Morgan's Wonderland for their annual 4th Of July - Salute To America's Heroes, a park wide celebration of all things America. They'll be handing out hot dogs and apple pie for a limited time for free and they'll be hosting an array of different commemorative things. Free-$17, Morgan's Wonderland, July 4, 9am- 5pm, 5223 David Edwards Dr, 210-495-5888