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July 4th Celebrations in Houston

Your guide to family-friendly activities Independence Day 2017

Freedom Over Texas event and Houston Skyline

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).


Miller Outdoor Theatre in Houston

ExxonMobil Summer Symphony Nights: Star-Spangled Salute
Miller Outdoor Theatre
July 4. 8:30 pm


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 1 pm, the box office will re-open one hour before show time to distribute the remaining tickets. As always, open seating on the hill. 

4th of July Weekend at CityCentre
July 1-4

The July 4 weekend welcomes four nights of concerts to CITYCENTRE, and a 15 minute Independence Day fireworks spectacular 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 - 8 pm


Kick off America’s birthday celebration at Star-Spangled Salute as the Houston Symphony takes the Main Stage, Monday, July 3 at 8 p.m.  This free Independence Eve spectacular, which has been a tradition at The Pavilion for 27 years, features the Houston Symphony in a selection of patriotic favorites, presented by The Woodlands Development Company. Tickets are not required. Gates open at 6:30 p.m.

Houston Skyline and Bridge

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 1. 9:00 am


The Katy Freedom Celebration will be on Saturday, July 1.  The morning program will be from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the City of Katy complex between the Katy Fire Department and VFW Park.  There will be plenty of activities hosted by the Katy Fire Department, and Katy Parks & Recreation Department.  The evening program of fireworks and music will be held in the area near Typhoon Texas and Katy Mills Mall and will take place between 8 and 10 p.m.

July 4th Fireworks for Pearland celebration

July 4th Parade and Festival
Bellaire, TX
July 4.9:30am - Parade; 10am-1pm - Festival 


The annual 4th of July Parade and Festival will take place on Tuesday, July 4, 2017. The parade begins at 9:30 am and is followed by the community festival from 10:00 am until 1:00 pm. Bring the entire family and enjoy the parades, carnival games and rides, petting zoo and much more! Festival held at Bellaire Town Square and Loftin Park. This year's theme is America's Superheroes!

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 sand castles 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 us as we celebrate the country's birthday. A military salute will begin the evening’s entertainment followed by the National Anthem on the H-E-B Entertainment Stage. At sundown, enjoy a spectacular fireworks display unleashed by Westside Veterinary Hospital from your seat inside the stadium. Food and glow trinkets will be available for purchase. Parking and seating are free of charge.

Fourth of July Celebration at Kemah Boardwalk
July 4. All day with fireworks at 9:30 pm. 

Bring your friends and family to enjoy the rides, restaurants, and games at the Kemah Boardwalk along with live music and patriotic fireworks along the Galveston Bay at 9:30 pm.

Kemah Boardwalk in Houston, TX

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, moon walks, 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.

178th City of Galveston Celebration Independence Day Parade and Fireworks
Galveston Island
July 4. 7:30 pm - 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 2, 2016, 6 PM - 9:30 pm in Downtown Fulshear. Music, parade, children's activities, fireworks, shopping, and food, this event has it all!

2-Day Independence Celebration
Bicentennial Park - Baytown

It is a true Baytown tradition to say “Happy Birthday America” with a FREE festival so large that they need two fun-filled days to pack in all of the patriotic merriment. This year, Baytown’s festival kicks off with a BANG on Monday, July 3rd at Bicentennial Park with performances by the Mambo Jazz Kings and headliner and classic rock band, Grand Funk Railroad. Day 2’s celebration of freedom will welcome country music superstar, Josh Turner, to the stage as the headliner.

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