Central Texans can once again celebrate Independence Day enjoying fireworks over the Austin skyline and listening to patriotic classics performed by the Austin Symphony Orchestra. After missing a year due to the drought, the organization’s annual July 4th Concert and Fireworks event will return to Auditorium Shores at The Long Center on Wednesday, July 4, 2012. The orchestra will perform at 8:30 p.m., followed by “mile-high” fireworks at approximately 9:30 p.m.
The Austin Symphony’s finale will culminate in an audio/visual performance and multi-media film screening honoring U.S. military service members and depicting the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The orchestra has collaborated with The Homecoming Project, a non-profit organization whose mission is to use the arts to raise awareness and educate the public of veteran issues related to war and combat trauma. Volunteers from The Homecoming Project will join the festivities by wearing yellow shirts and selling yellow balloons to raise funds for local non-profit organizations who provide direct services to veterans.
The event is free and open to the public. So, join thousands of Central Texans in red, white and blue on the grassy lawn of Auditorium Shores at The Long Center. Nearly 100,000 Central Texans are expected to attend this event, making it the largest Independence Day celebration in Austin!
For more information and a list of allowed/prohibited items, please visit the Austin Symphony Orchestra’s website.
WHEN: Wednesday, July 4, 2012 at 8:30 p.m.
Auditorium Shores at The Long Center
701 W. Riverside Dr.
Austin, TX 78704
TICKETS: Absolutely free for all!
DRESS: Remember, you’ll be in an outdoor setting. Wear sensible shoes, clothes and hats for sun protection.
PARKING: For parking, road closure and transportation information, please visit the organization’s website.