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July 4th Celebrations in Houston

Your guide to family-friendly activities Independence Day 2017

Freedom Over Texas event in Houston

Freedom Over Texas featuring Hunter Hayes
Eleanor Tinsley Park
July 4. 4pm-10pm
$5 per person through May 31, $8 per person June 1 – July 3, $10 per person day of show
Fireworks will ignite the sky, and country tunes will set the stage for Houston’s annual patriotic celebration, US Family Health Plan Freedom Over Texas from 4 p.m. – 10 p.m. on Monday, July 4 at Eleanor Tinsley Park on Buffalo Bayou (along Allen Parkway).
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Miller Outdoor Theatre

ExxonMobil Summer Symphony Nights: Star-Spangled Salute
Miller Outdoor Theatre
July 4. 8:30pm
Enjoy an evening with the Houston Symphony listening to patriotic, toe-tapping American music. Make sure to stay until the end for the 1812 Overture-complete with booming cannons! This celebration concludes with a magnificent display of fireworks provided by Miller Theatre Advisory Board.

This is a ticketed event for the covered seating area. Free tickets are available (4 per person over age 16 while they last) at the Miller Outdoor Theatre box office the day of the performance between the hours of 10:30am-1pm. If tickets remain at 1pm, the box office will re-open one hour before show time to distribute the remaining tickets. As always, open seating on the hill.

Looking for a more well-rounded weekend itinerary? Click here for a list of suggestions for a complete holiday experience in Houston.

4th of July Weekend at CityCentre
July 1-4

The July 4 weekend welcomes four nights of concerts to CITYCENTRE plus a 15 minute Independence Day fireworks spectacular that you don’t want to miss*!

Saturday, July 1 from 7 - 10 PM: Pete Simple Band (Pop & Rock)

Sunday, July 2 from 7 - 10 PM: Janell McDonald & Grace Point (Inspirational)

Monday, July 3 from 7 - 10 PM: Max Flinn Band (Country)

Tuesday, July 4 from 7 - 11 PM: People’s Choice Band (Country & Rock) & 15 minute fireworks spectacular at 9:30 PM

Houston Symphony's Star Spangled Salute
Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion 
July 3. 8pm
Celebrate Independence Day with a true Houston tradition at Miller Outdoor Theatre. Featuring patriotic tunes and post-concert fireworks, this year’s Star-Spangled Salute showcases vocalist Ryan Shaw’s soulful sound and the spirited leadership of our new Principal POPS Conductor, Steven Reineke. Plus enjoy favorites like our Service Medley and Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture. Doors open at 6:30 pm.

The Woodlands

Red, Hot & Blue Festival & Fireworks Extravaganza
Town Green Park and Waterway Square, Woodlands, TX
July 4. 6pm - 10pm
Celebrate freedom in The Woodlands with great food, live entertainment, children's activities and family fun at multiple parks around The Woodlands from 6 to 10 p.m.! The event culminates with one of the largest fireworks displays in the Greater Houston area with the 18+ minute Fireworks Extravaganza beginning at approximately 9:30 p.m. (Please Note: To ensure spectators have best fireworks visibility possible, fireworks teaser shots will be fired every ten minutes beginning at 9 p.m.)

4th Fest in Pasadena 
Pasadena Convention Center
July 4 4pm - 10pm
4th Fest is Pasadena’s largest city-sponsored event! Celebrate the 4th of July with us at the Pasadena Convention Center (7902 Fairmont Parkway) from 4 p.m. – 10 p.m. There will be a 20 minute long fireworks show, live music, a car show, Kidzone, new attractions, USMC Toys for Tots BBQ Cook-off, games, prizes, vendors, sports and other entertainment.

The Katy Freedom Celebration
Katy Mills Mall
July 4. 9:30pm
The Katy Freedom Celebration fireworks display will be launched between the east side of the mall and Katy Fort Bend Road. This display begins at approximately 9:30pm and can be viewed from several miles around the mall area.

July 4th Fireworks for Pearland celebration

July 4th Parade and Festival
Bellaire, TX
July 4.9:30am - Parade; 10am-1pm - Festival 
The Fourth of July parade will begin at 9:30am, led by the children's parade. To participate in the parade is free. However, only the first 75 applicants will be taken to march. Kids of all ages can march in the parade with decorative and festive bikes, wagons and even costumes, and without entering in advance. Following promptly after the parade, which will roughly be around 10am, the festival begins at the Bellaire Town Square. There will be a petting zoo, moon jumps, carnival games - including a dunk tank - and a mini Ferris wheel. Food and game tickets will be available to purchase at the festival.

Snow & Ice Celebration at Memorial City
The Square at Memorial City (303 Memorial City, Houston, TX)
July 4. 5:00 - 8:00 pm
Houstonians can stay cool this Fourth of July with 20,000 pounds of snow, ice sculpture demonstrations and frozen treats. Trade your sandcastles for snowmen, while playing in summer snow flurries on The Square! Families can enjoy this afternoon of free, family-friendly outdoor entertainment including live music, face painting, balloon art and patriotic eats before watching an amazing fireworks display. 

Celebration of Freedom
Pearland High School Football Stadium (3775 South Main, Pearland, TX)
July 4. 6-10 pm 
Join the city of Pearland in celebrating our country's birthday! Stadium and field seating will be available at no charge beginning at 6 p.m. A VFW military salute will begin the evening's entertainment, followed by a performance of the National Anthem. Then sit back, relax and sing along to the sounds of featured band, The Slags, on the HEB Entertainment Stage!

Fourth of July Celebration at Kemah Boardwalk
July 4. All day with fireworks at 9:30 pm. 
Live music & patriotic fireworks show over Galveston Bay. Enjoy all the rides, games, and restaurants the Boardwalk has to offer with a free fireworks show to end the night.

Kemah Boardwalk

Missouri City's 4th of July Celebration
Buffalo Run Park 
July 4. 6pm-9pm
Missouri City’s patriotic tradition offers plenty of fun and excitement for the whole family! From 6-9 pm, free activities will be available for children including rides, moonwalks, a rock wall, face painting and more! Food will be available for purchase from the finest food trucks and local vendors and a fireworks show will wrap up the evening. The show will begin at 9:15 pm and stadium seating will be available at Thurgood Marshall High School.

177th City of Galveston Celebration Independence Day Parade and Fireworks
Galveston Island
July 4. 7:30pm - Parade (Along Seawall Boulevard from 28th Street to 53rd Street)
Coming up the evening of July 4, Galveston Island will celebrate its annual Independence Day with a parade featuring a procession of floats, decorated military vehicles and performers. The parade will kick off at 7:45 p.m. with a procession on Seawall Boulevard starting at 41st Street and ending at 12th Street.  After the parade, the island will host a 20-minute fireworks show over the Gulf of Mexico at 9:15 p.m. near 37th Street and Seawall Boulevard.

Fulshear Freedom Festival
Downtown Fulshear
The Fulshear Freedom Fest, hosted by the City of Fulshear and the Fulshear Area Chamber of Commerce, is scheduled for Saturday, July 4, 2016, 6 PM - 9:30PM in Downtown Fulshear. Music, parade, children's activities, fireworks, shopping, and food, this event has it all!

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