Leander is one of several local cities hosting a Fourth of July celebration. (Courtesy city of Leander)

With summer in full swing and temperatures approaching triple digits, here are several local events Cedar Park and Leander residents can attend in June and July, including ways to celebrate Juneteenth, Father’s Day and the Fourth of July.

June 10-19: Attend Shakespeare in the Village

Way Off Broadway Community Players is hosting “The Taming of the Shrew” by William Shakespeare. The show begins at 7 p.m. on June 10, 16 and 17, and 3 p.m. on June 12 and 19. $15. Smooth Village Stage, 203 W. Broade St., Leander. www.wobcp.org

June 11: Jam to ‘60s music

The Drifters, The Platters and Cornell Gunter’s Coaster will come together at the H-E-B Center in Cedar Park as part of the Sounds of the 60’s Tour. Some hits the groups will perform include “Charlie Brown,” “Smoke Gets In Your Eyes” and “Under the Boardwalk.” Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and the show starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $44.50. H-E-B Center, 2100 Avenue of the Stars, Cedar Park. 512-600-5000. www.hebcenter.com

June 11: Kick it ‘90s style

The Crossover is hosting Summer Bash, a family-friendly ‘90s-themed party featuring band, Zoodust. The event will have ‘90s-themed drinks, food trucks, inflatable slides and bounce houses, face painting, a photo booth, and a dance off. Cornhole boards and the volleyball area will be open. Zoodust will perform from 7:30-10:30 p.m. Attendees are encouraged to dress in ‘90s-themed attire. 5-11 p.m. Free. Fieldhouse at the Crossover, 1717 Scottsdale Dr., Cedar Park. 737-239-1932. www.thefieldhousetexas.com

June 18: Celebrate Juneteenth

The city of Leander is hosting its first-ever Juneteenth Jubilee celebration in partnership with Sunset Music Series. The Juneteenth celebration will include a scavenger hunt, a petting zoo, face painting, dominoes and spades tournaments, a Juneteenth history reading, musical performances, carnival attractions and food trucks. 4-8 p.m. Free. Leander Old Town, 100 N. Brushy St., Leander. 512-528-9909. www.leandertx.gov/parksrec/page/juneteenth-jubilee

June 18: See Crystal Gayle in concert

Country singer Crystal Gayle will be performing live at Haute Spot as part of her concert tour. The show begins at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $27.50. Haute Spot, 1501 E. New Hope Drive, Cedar Park. 512-986-7411. www.hautespotvenue.com

June 19: Take a train ride

The Austin Steam Train Association will host an adults-only, two-hour vintage train ride through Texas Hill Country for Father’s Day. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. $70 and up. 401 E. Whitestone Blvd., Ste. C-100, Cedar Park. 512-915-2340. www.austinsteamtrain.org

June 22: Hear stories with puppets

Nancy Burks Worcester, a children’s performer and puppet storyteller, will be back with her puppets for another Nancy & Her Friends event. She connects with children by weaving ventriloquism and storytelling together in a way that motivates children to read, helps them get in touch with their creativity, and teaches them morals and values. 3 p.m. Free. Leander Public Library, 1011 S. Bagdad Road, Leander. 512-259-5259. www.nancyandherfriends.com

June 24-26: Shop vintage styles

Cedar Park’s H-E-B Center is hosting a three-day, vintage-inspired market shopping experience, Vintage Market Days. Participants can explore a range of antiques, handmade treasures, home decor, vintage goods, clothing, jewelry, original art and paintings, and edible creations. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tickets will be valid for re-entry all weekend. Free (age 12 and under), $10-$15 (adults). H-E-B Center, 2100 Avenue of the Stars, Cedar Park. 512-600-5000. www.hebcenter.com/events/detail/vintage-market-days-2022

July 9-10: Check out Comic Con

Greater Austin Comic Con will host two full days of cosplay contests, gaming competitions, vendors, a superhero-themed car show and entertainment for children. Comic Con guests will consist of comic book creators, movie and TV stars, athletes, reputable cosplay artists and game developers. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. (Sat.), 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (Sun.). $20-$30 (ages 6-12), $35-$55 (adults). H-E-B Center, 2100 Avenue of the Stars, Cedar Park. www.greateraustincomiccon.com


Austin’s largest Fourth of July celebration, The Austin Symphony H-E-B July 4th Concert & Fireworks, will include patriotic music played by the Austin Symphony Orchestra with a fireworks display over Lady Bird Lake for the grand finale. The event will be held at the Long Center for Performing Arts and Vic Mathias Shores. 4-11:59 p.m. Free. 900 W. Riverside Drive, Austin. 512-974-6700. www.austintexas.gov/event/heb-austin-symphony-fourth-july-concert-and-fireworks-0

Cedar Park’s July 4th Celebration will take place at the Elizabeth Milburn Park from 5-11:30 p.m., and there will be live music, fireworks, carnival rides, inflatables and food trucks. The fireworks display will be at 9:15 p.m., and there will be a movie in the park immediately after the fireworks show. Free. Elizabeth Milburn Park, 1901 Sun Chase Blvd., Cedar Park. 512-401-5500. www.cedarparktexas.gov/departments/parks-recreation/special-events/4th-of-july

Leander’s annual Liberty Fest on July 4 at Lakewood Park will feature live music, children’s activities, food and a fireworks display. The park will open at 3 p.m., and the first band will perform at 3:30 p.m. Off-site parking for the event will open at 2 p.m. There will be buses available to transport attendees to the festival, and they will begin loading at 2:30 p.m. This year’s main performer, country artist Kyle Park, will perform at 8:30 p.m. The fireworks display will start at 9:30 p.m. 2-10:30 p.m. Free. Lakewood Park, 2040 Artesian Springs Crossing, Leander. 512-528-9909. www.leandertx.gov/parksrec/page/liberty-fest-2022

Round Rock’s annual Sertoma July 4th Parade and Frontier Days this year will feature giant helium inflatables, carnival rides, racing pigs, a firework show, music, entertainment and more. The parade starts at 8:30 a.m., and Frontier Days begins at noon. 8:30 a.m.-11:30 p.m. Free. Old Settlers Park, 3300 E. Palm Valley Blvd., Round Rock. 512-218-5540. www.roundrocktexas.gov/event/sertoma-independence-day-parade-frontier-days


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