July 4: Where To Catch The Houston Fireworks (and more!)

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.


Inner-loop Houston

“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!)


“Kidpendence Day”

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.





Memorial City


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




Sugar Land


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





Meadows Place


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.






Two-Day Event!

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!





League City

Two-Day Event!

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.






“Friendswood Strong”

Grand Parade

Where: Friendswood Drive

When: 10:00 AM

Carnival & Festivities

Where: Stevenson Park

When: Following the Parade at 10:00 AM

Live Entertainment

Where: Centennial Park

When: 7:30 PM

Live entertainment by “Chinatown”


Where: Centennial Park

When: 9:20 PM, following featured entertainment




The Woodlands


Two-Day Event!

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!






Three-Day Event!

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



Missouri City


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!






Four+ Events!

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




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