Chef Elmar’s Fried Chicken

Whether food, fireworks or fun activities are your favorite part about the 4th of July, Four Seasons Hotel Austin offers the perfect downtown spot to celebrate.

Locals and guests can make the most of the midweek holiday with TRIO‘s annual Independence Day Dinner Buffet, a bespoke barbecue that combines regular menu items like smoked ribeye with traditional 4th of July fare, including Chef Elmar’s fried chicken and sides such as warm potato salad. For dessert, a spread of festive offerings – from mini-cherry pies and s’mores bites to oreo cheesecake – will satisfy those with a sweet tooth.

View the TRIO Independence Day Buffet Menu

Aside from the fantastic food, guests will enjoy access to a variety of activities on the Hotel’s back lawn, from hammocks for napping to lawn games such as ping pong, giant Jenga and corn hole.

Ping Pong

After dinner, set off on a short walk across the lake for the city’s annual concert and fireworks show at Vic Mathias Shores (formerly Auditorium Shores). The largest Independence Day celebration in Austin, the event begins with patriotic live music by the Austin Symphony at 8:00 pm followed by fireworks over Lady Bird Lake at 9:30 pm.

Restaurant reservations are highly recommended and may be made by calling (512) 685-8300. For more information about the Independence Day Buffet or to reserve a room at Four Seasons Hotel Austin over the holiday weekend, please call (512) 685-8100.

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