This 4th of July holiday is always a busy one along the bayfront, and this year is no different.
The mayor's annual 4th of July Big Bang Celebration is underway and will continue through the night.
Every year, the Big Bang celebration features a full day of events for families.
The best part is they're all free. And one of them is happening right now and bringing out plenty of people.
The family fun and music zone is going on at Water's Edge Park.
It features games, face-painting, a petting zoo and other entertainment for kids and adults alike.
This will wrap up in about an hour, making way for tonight's big events.
Next up will be the Flint Hills Resources Patriotic Parade that will start right at 6 pm.
The route will begin at I-37 and Shoreline and travel south to Park Street.
Cole Park is always a popular spot for families to go on the Fourth.
And starting at 7 p.m., there will be music in the park by DJ Abel Bocanegra.
Then capping off tonight's Big Bang Celebration will be the Harbor Bridge light show at 9 p.m. It will be followed by the H-E-B Fireworks Show at 9:30 p.m.
If you're coming to the bayfront for any of tonight's festivities, it's best to get here early.
The crowds and the traffic are only expected to increase through the night.
The RTA is providing a free Park and Ride service for tonight's events.
It will run from City Hall to Water Street.