Liberty Fest

Calendar Date:
Repeats every year on the 4 of July 3 times.
Monday, July 4, 2016 -
5:00pm to 10:00pm

Join us in our annual celebration of the 4th of July at Liberty Fest! This is fantastic FREE event perfect for the whole family. There will be live music, vendors, children's activities, and Fireworks.


Granger Smith Featuring Earl Dibbles Jr.

With sold-out national tours, a social media following of more than three million, and YouTube views exceeding 30 million, country music artist Granger Smith has amassed an audience that is unheard-of for a purely independent, unsigned act and has built a career that is truly groundbreaking. Now, with the release of his debut EP, 4X4, Smith is
taking the next step in a voyage that is both visionary and classically old-school. The EP, co-produced by Granger and the revered Frank Rogers (Brad Paisley, Darius Rucker and Josh Turner), was introduced with the single “Backroad Song,” which sold over  32,000 downloads in its first week of release and entered the iTunes Country Singles
chart at Number Two, the iTunes Canada Country Chart at Number One and the Billboard Country Digital Sales Chart at Number Four. His recent "YEE YEE NATION" national tour (84 shows) sold out and broke attendance records and merchandise sales records at nearly every venue. Granger's country boy alter-ego, Earl Dibbles Jr., has his own rabid following and has garnered him a weekly segment called “Dip ‘Em and Pick ‘Em” on CBS Sports’ Inside College Football. For more information visit or

with Special Guest Gary P. Nunn

Gary P. Nunn has been TAKING TEXAS TO THE COUNTRY and Texas country to the world for some 40 years now, establishing himself as an icon of Lone Star music. A founding father of the progressive country movement out of Austin in the 1970s that changed the face of popular music, Nunn is also an independent music pioneer who continues to oversee his own record label and song publishing companies, manage his own career (with the help of his wife Ruth), and play most every weekend at top music venues throughout Texas and beyond. His composition “London Homesick Blues” — with its internationally known “I wanna go home with the Armadillo” chorus — is a signature Texas country song that was the theme for the PBS concert TV show “Austin City Limits” for nearly three decades. It’s no wonder that All Music Guide hails him as “a Texas music institution.” For more information visit

Getting to Liberty Fest and Parking

There are 2 Entrances to the festival. Entrance A is located on US 183A South (between San Gabriel Parkway and Hero Way) and Entrance B is located on Hero Way (between Mel Mathis and US 183A). Entrance B can only be accessed by turning left onto Hero Way from 183A. The Eastbound lane of Hero Way between (old) 183 and 183A will be closed  beginning at 4pm.

Mel Mathis will be closed at 4pm on July 4th for the event.

Parking is available at the Festival Site. Car pooling is encouraged to Liberty Fest 2015.  ADA Parking is available on the event site, must have handicapped tag. HEB Plus in Leander is OPEN for Fireworks Viewing ONLY.

There is absolutely NO PARKING ON US 183 or 183A!


General Information and FAQ

We will have live music, food vendors, craft vendors, bounce houses, children's activities, giveaways, and Fireworks.

Can I bring my own food and drinks?
Absolutely! If you will be bringing in a Cooler there is a $10 Cooler Fee. All proceeds from the Cooler Fee go directly to the development of the Leander Veterans Park. Click here for more information on Leander Veterans Park.

Can I bring my pet?
Yes, friendly pets are allowed on a leash.

Can I bring a grill or fireworks?
NO! Both are strictly prohibited this includes all grills and even sparklers. The City of Leander has put together an amazing Firework Show for the event (by Pyrotecnico).

Will there be any shade?
NO, you can bring a canopy or large umbrella for setup in the Canopy Area in the back of the event site. Tents with walls are not allowed.

Is there still room to be a vendor?
We will be accepting Vendor Applications until June 26th at 5pm.

Will there be food available for purchase at the event?
Yes! We will have a variety of vendors selling food and drinks such as BBQ, Funnel Cakes, Ice Cream, Snow Cones, Kettle Corn, Hot Dogs, Hamburgers, and so much more! Some vendors may take a credit card but be prepared to pay with cash.

Will there be activities?
Yes! We have activities for kids and adults alike including bounce houses, an obstacle course, lazer tag, sports games, and a kids train! These will be a mix of free and paid activities.

Who Puts on Liberty Fest?
Liberty Fest is put on by the City of Leander with the help of these Sponsors:

Austin Community College
Al Clawson Disposal
Capital Metro
K Friese and Associates