HOUSTON, TX – Coronavirus cases continue to decline across the country as the number of people fully vaccinated continues to rise, meaning there is even more reason to celebrate this Independence Day. July 4th is almost here, so it’s time to find out what July 4th fireworks and festivities are near you.
We all have fireworks shows, parades, and festivals in and around Houston so you can start planning now.
The following is on the program for July 4th in Houston:
Where: ABC13 Houston, Eleanor Tinsley Park (on Allen Parkway, Houston)
When: 7-10 p.m., July 4th
Houston’s all-day July 4th celebration is on hold for another year, but Freedom Over Texas will air on ABC13. The virtual celebration will feature an outstanding cast of musical guests including Academy of Country Music Award winners Lee Brice and Jimmie Allen. American Idol’s nominee, Alanis Sophia, Brian Jack & the Zydeco Gamblers, the Houston Symphony and the Houston Methodist Singers round off the cast of the event. The event will end with a fireworks display to the west of the city center. It can be viewed on the air, and Eleanor Tinsley Park will only be open to those who see the fireworks in person. Each year, a portion of the proceeds from Freedom Over Texas go to the Houston Food Bank, and this year’s edition will include a text-to-give promotion. Visit the Freedom Over Texas website for more information.
What: Celebration of Independence Parade & Festival
Where: Great Lawn and Loftin Park (7008 S. Rice Ave., Bellaire)
When: 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., July 3rd
The city of Bellaire hosts a parade and festival on Independence Eve. The parade starts at 9:30 a.m. The children’s bike parade begins before the other participants in the parade, with both following the same route along South Rice Avenue. Stick to the festival, which starts at around 10am at the Great Lawn of Bellaire City Hall. There will be food stalls, live music, entertainment and lots of activities for residents. For more information, visit the Celebration of Independence website or call the Bellaire Recreation Center at 713-662-8280.
What: South County Fourth of July Parade
Where: Market Street, The Woodlands
When: 9:00 am (pre-parade entertainment at 8:00 am) July 3rd
Get a great view of the parade in the center of The Woodlands. The Parade Route is a space around Grogan’s Mill Road, Lake Robbins Drive, and Lake Woodlands Drive, which are connected by Market Street. The 1.3-mile parade will feature marching bands, floats, fire engines, and more. Afterward, linger and enjoy a Saturday afternoon on the Waterway, which is filled with a range of fascinating shops and delicious restaurants.
Connected: Fireworks Near Me: Conroe, Montgomery County, July 4th 2021
What: freedom on the lawn
Where: Redemption Square (250 Assay St., Houston)
When: 5 pm-9pm, July 3rd
Bri Bagwell, No Rehearsal and Jenna Lynn musical performances are confirmed for the event, which will also include entertainment for children, food for sale and a fireworks show. Entry and parking are free. For more information or RSVP, please visit the event’s Facebook page.
What: Stars at Night – A greeting to the service
Where: The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion (2005 Lake Robbins Dr., The Woodlands)
When: 8 p.m., July 3rd
The Woodlands Symphony Orchestra will perform in a free concert to celebrate America’s birthday and honor local service heroes. The orchestra, led by Artistic Director Darryl Bayer, will present a selection of patriotic favorites at this Independence Eve celebration. The event will also recognize local teachers, first responders, medical teams and frontline workers who have done exemplary service during the pandemic. The gates open at 6.30 p.m. Click here for more info.
What: Baytown July 4th Celebration
Where: Bicentennial Park (1001 Market St., Baytown)
When: July 3rd, 6pm; 4 p.m., July 4th
This two-day festival features a long line-up of musical acts from a wide variety of genres. On Sunday there will be a parade at 5:30 p.m. and a fireworks display at 9:30 p.m. Awards will be given to parades in 15 different categories. For further information, click here.
What: Independence Day fireworks spectacle
Where: City Center (800 Town & Country Blvd., Houston)
When: 7-11pm, July 4th
Four hours of live music and great food from a variety of restaurants in the city center are an excellent draw for an evening, and the 15-minute fireworks spectacle will amaze you. The fireworks show starts at 9:30 p.m. Entry is free, but parking in the City Center garage is $ 10, only cash is accepted. Carpooling through Uber or Lyft is recommended, and there are designated pick-up and drop-off locations. No outside food or drinks are allowed. Visit the City Center website or Facebook page for more information.
What: 24th Annual Red, Hot & Blue Festival and Fireworks Extravaganza
Where: In the woods
- Town Green Park Festival Location (2099 Lake Robbins Drive)
- Waterway Square Festival Location (31 Waterway Square Place)
- Northshore Park Festival Location (2505 Lake Woodlands Drive)
- Rob Fleming Park Festival Location (6055 Creekside Forest Drive)
- Hughes Landing Festival site (1900 Hughes Landing Boulevard)
When: 6-10 p.m., July 4th
Last year the event was reduced to a drive-in fireworks display, but the Red, Hot & Blue Festival is ready to go again in 2021. The highlight is the 18-minute fireworks display that starts at 9:30 p.m. next to the Northshore Park location with a secondary close-up display with special effects in Town Green Park. Other exhibits will be on view in Rob Fleming Park and Waterway Square. Look up at the sky beforehand, because test fires will be launched at 9 a.m., 9:10 p.m. and 9:20 p.m. to give the spectators a good chance of seeing. All locations offer a wide variety of live music, entertainment, and food, perfect for America’s birthday party. Further information and maps can be found here.
What: Town Center July 4th Festival and Fireworks
Where: Kingwood City Center (8 N. Main St., Kingwood)
When: 3 p.m. – 9 p.m., July 4th
Hear music by Andy Rodrigues, the Continental House Band, and the Honky Tonk Revivalists, and dine to your heart (or stomach) from a variety of local grocers. Also check out the extensive craft stands. The event ends with a fireworks display at 9:00 p.m. To see the full list of food and craft sellers, or to sign up as a seller, visit the festival website.
What: Kings Harbor July 4th fireworks + concert
Where: Kings Harbor (1660 W. Lake Houston Parkway, Kingwood)
When: 7-10 p.m., July 4th
The Shotgun Road Band will play a concert at 7:00 p.m. and the event will end with fireworks on the pier at 9:30 p.m. Parking spaces are limited so carpooling is recommended. Click here for more info.
What: Tomball 4th of July celebration and street festival
Where: Business 249 north of Four Corners (28000 Tomball Parkway, Tomball)
When: 6-10 p.m., July 4th
Tomball’s award-winning July 4th Festival offers a wealth of food and fun for all ages. The Mambo Jazz Kings will provide live music entertainment and the event will also have a kids’ zone. The fireworks show starts around 9:15 p.m. and the music of the pre-show and the fireworks show at 8 p.m. can be heard on 95.3 FM. More information can be found on the event’s Facebook page.
What: Red, White & Boom
Where: Crown Festival Park (18355 Southwest Freeway, Sugar Land)
When: 7-10 p.m., July 4th
The free festival features food, vendors, entertainment and dazzling fireworks. Parking at the venue is limited, so attendees are encouraged to use the end-to-end shuttle from the University of Houston-Sugar Land at 14000 University Blvd. No cool boxes or large items are allowed on the shuttle. Please visit the event website for more information.
What: Katy Freedom Celebration (Fireworks)
Where: Near Katy Mills Mall and Typhoon Texas (Katy Mills Drive, Katy)
When: 9:00 p.m., July 4th
Katy will be hosting its fourth annual fireworks display near Katy Mills Mall and Typhoon Texas on July 4th at 9:00 p.m. According to the event page on Facebook, the usual morning program is canceled due to ongoing projects. When parking for the fireworks, avoid parking on hard shoulders or median strips. For further information, click here.
What: The City of Deer Park’s 4th annual festival
Where: Jimmy Burke Activity Center (500 W. 13th St., Deer Park)
When: 4 pm-10pm, July 4th
Attend a family picnic-style event at Deer Park that features jumbo-sized lawn games like cornhole and connect four and jenga. Presale picnic lunches are only available for $ 10. Each box contains an Italian Po’boy Sub, a bag of kettle chips and a biscuit. Call Susan Mele with the Art Park Players at 281-478-7288. Discounts are only available on the day of the event against cash payment. The OMG will provide entertainment with live music from 7-10: 15 p.m., followed shortly by fireworks. Click here for more info.
What: Fireworks on the exhibition grounds
Where: Pasadena Convention Center and Municipal Fairgrounds (7902 Fairmont Parkway, Pasadena)
When: 6:00 p.m., July 4th
Come to the fairgrounds and celebrate America’s birthday with dazzling fireworks. The gates open at 6:00 p.m. and there is food to buy from the local vendors. Parking lots and lookouts come first, serve first. The fireworks start at 9:15 p.m. More information can be found on the event’s Facebook page.
What: 126th Annual Independence Day Celebration Past, Present and Future
- Centennial Park (2200 S. Friendswood Dr.) Sunday
- Stevenson Park (1100 S. Friendswood Dr.) Monday
When: 6:30 p.m. Sunday; 10 a.m. Monday
Friendswood’s one-of-a-kind July 4th celebration begins Sunday night with food and entertainment from The Spazmatics in Centennial Park. The evening ends with fireworks at around 9:20 pm. The city picks up where it left off Monday morning with a grand parade on Friendswood Drive between Heritage Drive and Stevenson Park starting at 10 a.m. More food, fun, and live entertainment follows entertainment at Stevenson Park. For further information, click here.
Due to the pandemic, counties or cities may adjust or cancel events at the last minute, so check with the organizers. Do you know of other events in the area? Post them on the patch calendar or share details on our free Neighbor Post feature.