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Despite shaky start, good times prevail at Willie Nelson's long-awaited Fourth of July Picnic

Willie Nelson's Fourth of July picnic made a comeback at Austin FC's Q2 Stadium Monday night. (Q2 Stadium/Twitter)

Q2 Stadium swapped its Verde for red, white and blue as country music legend Willie Nelson returned for his first in-person Fourth of July Picnic since 2019 on Monday.

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Willie Nelson to perform, host 10-act 4th of July Picnic at Austin FC's Q2 Stadium

Willie Nelson will host his Fourth of July Picnic in person again this year for his annual 4th of July Picnic. (Laura Figi)

Willie Nelson's 4th of July Picnic and Fireworks will be back in person this year, and it's coming to Austin FC's Q2 Stadium with a star-studded 10-act lineup as the stadium's first ever concert.

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Fireworks and food: 5 Fourth of July celebrations you don't want to miss

The Hill Country Galleria is hosting its Independence Day Festival this year after canceling last year. (Hill Country Galleria/Instagram)

It's almost America's birthday and you know what that means—time to celebrate like it's 2019.

With fireworks, corn dog eating contests, cookouts and crawfish boils galore, Austin businesses and restaurants are pulling out all the stops to make up for lost time and get people excited to exercise the freedom to party. Happening all on Sunday, no matter who you spend the holiday with, you're guaranteed to find an event for anyone but here are a few options to get you started.

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