As usual, Houston and surrounding neighborhoods and towns are going all out for 4th of July celebrations. Here in Texas, we aren’t shy about our patriotism—and aren’t afraid to make a huge party out of it. But sometimes it can be hard to find out what’s going on in your neighborhood, and importantly, when the big Houston fireworks shows begin.
Don’t worry. We at Circa Real Estate have your back. Pooling our knowledge of our neighborhoods and sourcing more than 20 websites, we compiled every family-friendly 4th of July event in the area that we could find. Houston fireworks, The Woodlands fireworks, Kemah fireworks, Katy fireworks… We have it all covered!
Remember: Be smart with fireworks, put pets in a safe place, and enjoy celebrating this beautiful country! Houston fireworks shows are probably the safest bet for holiday fun.
“Freedom Over Texas”
Where: Eleanor Tinsley Park/Sam Houston Park
When: July 4, 4:00 PM – 10:00 PM
4:00 PM: “Freedom Over Texas” Event (Chris Young, The Mavericks)
9:35 PM: Freedom Over Texas Fireworks Finale
Miller Outdoor Theatre
Where: 6000 Hermann Park Drive
When: July 4, 8:30 PM
8:30 PM: Houston Symphony’s “A Star-Spangled Salute”
10:00 PM: Fireworks Display
Houston Bayou Bend
Where: Bayou Bend Collection & Gardens
When: July 4, Noon – 5:00 PM
Independence Day Festival (Free!)
Where: Children’s Museum of Houston
When: EVERY DAY through Labor Day!
11:00 AM – 3:00 PM: Meet Captain America! Located in the Kid’s Hall Alcove
Noon – 2:30 PM: Found Fathers Meet-and-Greet: Meet George Washington and Benjamin Franklin!
1:00 PM: All-City HISD Band performs a patriotic performance, Kidpendence Day Presentation and March
Lindale Park Parade
Where: Irvington Boulevard (Free)
When: July 4, 10:00 AM
10:00 AM: July 4th Parade
Irvington Boulevard at Eleanor Street, U-Turn at Gale Street
Noon – 5PM: (free to residents) YMCA Pool at 705 Calvalcade
Where: George Ranch Historical Park (Free!)
When: July 4, 9:00 AM
9:00 AM: Festival
12:30 PM: Hot Dog Feast and Cobber-Eating Contest
Cost for the meal: $15 for adults and $12 for children 5-12, $4 for children 4 and under. RSVPs are strongly encouraged! Call to reserve ahead: 281-343-0218
Where: CityCentre Houston (Free!)
When: July 4, 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM
7:00 PM: Texas Unlimited Band (Country & Rock)
9:30 PM: Fireworks!
Parking: $10 in CityCentre garages beginning at 4pm.
Fourth of July “Snow & Ice” Celebration
Where: The Square at Memorial City (Free!)
When: July 4, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Live Band (The Ruxpins, a 80s tribute band), Ice Sculpting Performance, Frozen Treats & Patriotic Eats. 30,000 pounds of snow!
Where: Bellaire Town Square & Loftin Park (Free!)
When: July 4, 9:30 AM – 1:00 PM
9:30 AM: Independence Day Parade
10:00 AM – 1:00 PM: Community Festival
Where: Sugar Land Festival Site (Some discounted tickets still available for residents)
Full festival! Live music, zip line, mechanical bull, rock climbing, face painting, trampolines, inflatable slides, and more!
Sugarland Residents will get a discounted ticket of $7. Bring your water bill for the discount!
6:00 PM: Cory Green Band, Mike and the Moonpies, Jason Boland & The Stragglers
9:45 PM: Fireworks
Where: City Hall to McGrath Park (Free!)
When: 9:00 AM: Meadows Place July 4th Parade
Parade begins at City Hall to Dorrance, to Mullholland, left on Mullholland, and left on Brighton. Concludes at McGrath Park.
Where: Stafford Centre Performing Arts Theatre (Free!)
When: July 3, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM
7:00 PM: Parade, free carnival rides, game booths, hay ride. Live Music: Cecil Shaw & The Allstylz Band
8:00 PM – 11:00 PM: Free dance! Live Music: The Tigerina Band July 4, 7:00 PM
When: July 4, 7:00 PM (Also Free!)
7:00 PM: Fort Bend Symphony Orchestra, “Freedom Rings”
9:00 PM: Fireworks!
July 3 Fireworks Extravaganza (Free!)
Where: Davis Sportsplex, 1251 League City Parkway
When: July 3, 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
9:00 PM: Firework Show
July 4 Citizen Appreciation Day and Teddy Bear Parade (Free!)
Where: League Park 200 North Park Avenue
When: July 3July 4, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Teddy Bear Parade: 10:00 AM – Noon
Parade begins at League City Historical Society at 210 North Kansas, running along 2nd Avenue to League Park.
Event features petting zoo, live entertainment, face-painting, and moonwalks! Complimentary hot dogs, watermelon, snow cones, and cotton candy courtesy of the League City Council members, the Mayor, City staff, and members of the League City Parks Board.
Where: Friendswood Drive
When: 10:00 AM
Carnival & Festivities
Where: Stevenson Park
When: Following the Parade at 10:00 AM
Where: Centennial Park
When: 7:30 PM
Live entertainment by “Chinatown”
Where: Centennial Park
When: 9:20 PM, following featured entertainment
July 3 Cynthia Woods Events
Where: Cynthia Woords Mitchell Pavillion
When: July 3, 6:30 PM: North Plaza Carnival, 8:00 PM: Patriotic Concert
Pre-concert activities at the North Plaza include patriotic characters, music, arts and crafts, souvenirs, and more! Patriotic Concert by Houston Symphony, featuring the Star Spangled Salute at 8:00 PM.
July 4 Independence Day Parade, “United We Stand”
Where: Market Street (Free!)
When: July 4, 8:00 AM
9:00 AM: Independence Day Parade (starting at The Woodlands United Methodist Church, south on Grogan’s Mill Road, east on Lake Robbins Drive, into Market Street, around Central Park, and back)
The parade begins at 9:00 AM with entertainment beforehand at The Woodlands United Methodist Church
4:00 PM – 6:00 PM: Free Entry to all 14 Pools & Aquatic Facilities of The Woodlands
Parking is free!
Where: Kemah Boardwalk (Free!) 215 Kipp Ave
When: July 4, 9:30 PM; July 6, 9:30 PM; July 13, 9:30 PM
Fireworks kick off the events, with late-night fun afterwards including open rides, live music (until 11:00 PM), and special retail savings.
“Annual 4th Fest”
Where: Pasadena Convention Center & Fairgrounds (Free!) 7902 Fairmont Parkway
When: July 4, 4:00 PM – 10:00 PM
9:15 PM: Firework Show
Live music featuring Mario Flores , Games, Kid Zone, Toys for Tots BBQ
Pasadena Philharmonic Performance
Local Bands: Big Jordan Band, Zegovia
Where: Buffalo Run Park (Free!) and Thurgood Marshall High School (Fireworks Show)
When: 6:00 PM – 9:30 PM
Free shuttle from the Park & Ride at 13849 Fondren
Where: Wet-N’-Wild Splash Town
When: 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM: Festival at the Park
9:00: Firework Show!
July 4 Festival (Free!)
Where: Kingwood Town Center Park 4300 Town Center Place
When: 2:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Live music starting at 3:00 pm. Crafts and food booths and a kid’s zone!
Kingwood Drive & Lake Houston Parkway (Free)
Fireworks & Concert (Free!)
Where: Kings Harbor Waterfront Village
When: July 4, 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
7:00 PM: TC & The Cannonballs perform live
9:30: Fireworks Show off the pier
Fireworks On The Hill Center (Free!)
Where: Valley Ranch Town
When: July 4, 6:30 PM – 10:00 PM
7:00 PM: Live performance by the Kevin Langford Band
9:00 PM: Fireworks
Live music, food, face-painting, bounce houses, and more! Food trucks include Refill Station, Rock ‘n’ Sandwiches, The Waffle Bus, Green Lechuga, Not So Naughty Crepes, and TXbrainfreeze. Restaurant options include eSchlotsky’s Austin Eatery, Chili’s, Shotgun Japanese Grill, Panda Express, Chik-Fil-A, Whataburger, and more. Music performances by the Kevin Langford Band
10:00 AM: July 4 Parade (Creekwood Middle School to Kingwood High School)
Kingwood Civic Club 4th of July Parade (Free!)
Where: Creekwood Middle School
When: 10:00 AM
Info about more of Kingwood’s July 4 Events, including a picnic and water slide festival, a fishing rodeo, bingo, and a bike rodeo can be found at:
Where: Katy Mills Mall
When: july 4, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM (Freedom Celebration), 9:00 PM (Fireworks)
Petting zoo, trackless train, bounce houses, and a dunking booth! Fireworks will be over both Katy Mills Mall and Typhoon Texas
Did we miss any? Let us know!
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