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Meera Rajagopalan is the Austin Editor for Miss A. A proud Longhorn, Meera earned her journalism degree from UT. Some of her hobbies include event planning, writing and baking. She loves trying new recipes and experimenting with food. Her latest creation was Pistachio Fudge. A tech nerd at heart, Meera loves cool iPhone apps and geeking out with friends about social media trends. Aside from the tech stuff, Meera also enjoys discovering new fonts. There’s something about finding the perfect font to help enhance titles. Besides her hobbies, Meera loves free stuff. So far besides tons of samples, she’s won concert tickets, movie passes (compliments of Do512) and a cooking class.

Austin’s Fourth Of July Celebrations 2013

Fireworks, picnics and barbecues. Red, white and blue. Parades, patriotic songs and baseball. These are key ingredients that go into celebrating the Fourth of July. Austinites will be celebrating the holiday with many of these key ingredients. There are many events going on around the city, but the Miss A Austin team chose a few to highlight to give you something to do throughout the day.

Seventh Annual Freedom 5000

Kick-off your Fourth of July festivities with the Seventh Annual Freedom 5000 on the grounds of the historic Camp Mabry. This race will feature a Kids K along with the 5K.  This is a great way to celebrate Independence Day with the whole family. Also, this event will benefit the Texas Military Forces Museum,  which “houses more that 10,000 three-dimensional artifacts, 6,000 books, 20,000 historic photographs, more than three dozen historical military vehicles and artillery pieces, and over 600 linear feet of archival materials.”

WHEN: 8 a.m.

Camp Mabry
2200 W. 35th St.
Austin , TX  78731

TICKETS:  Registration starts at $10. Please click here to register.

(Photo Credit: MyStatesman.com)

Photo Credit: MyStatesman.com

Bob Schneider’s Seventh Annual Fourth of July Extravaganza

Bob Schneider’s Seventh Annual Fourth of July Extravaganza will feature Austin-based musician Bob Schneider, The Band of Heathens, Hudson Moore and Black Pistol Fire. Also, there will be a fireworks show at the end of the event.

WHEN:  7 p.m.

Nutty Brown Cafe
12225 U.S. 290
Austin, TX 78737
Ph. 512-301-4648

TICKETS: Starting at $20. Please click here to purchase. 

(Photo Credit:  Alberto Martâ)

Photo Credit: Alberto Martâ

37th Annual Austin Symphony H-E-B July Fourth Concert & Firework

This year, the Austin Symphony will celebrate the Fourth of July with its 37th Annual Austin Symphony H-E-B July Fourth Concert & Fireworks Show. Each year, more than 100,000 people gather at Auditorium Shores for the largest Independence Day celebration in Austin.

Under the direction of Peter Bay, the Austin Symphony Orchestra’s Music Director, Peter Bay,  the Austin Symphony will perform patriotic music and the ever-popular 1812 Overture, leading up to the grand finale of a spectacular fireworks show over Lady Bird Lake. This free event will being with the concert at 8:30 p.m., leading up to the fireworks show at 9:30 p.m. The whole evening should conclude by 10 p.m.

For parking, please plan on parking north of Lady Bird Lake in order to avoid congestion in and around Lamar, Barton Springs Rd and Riverside.

WHEN: 8:30 p.m.

Auditorium Shores
800 W Riverside Dr
Austin, TX 78704
Ph. 512-974-6700


(Photo Credit: Blue Starlite Theater)

Photo Credit: Blue Starlite Theater

July Fourth at the Drive-In: “Independence Day”

Close out your Independence Day celebrations at Austin’s only drive-in movie theater. The Blue Starlite Drive-In III at Old Airport will screen “Independence Day” along with on screen fireworks before and after. Join America’s favorite alien fighting hero, Will Smith, as he takes on the aliens to save the United States from an attack on the Fourth of July.

WHEN: 8:45 p.m.

Blue Starlite Drive-In III at Old Airport
1901 E. 51st St.
Austin, TX, 78723

TICKETS: Starting at $5. Please click here to purchase tickets.

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