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July 4th Celebrations in Houston

Your guide to family-friendly activities Independence Day 2024

While you are planning your visit check out these unique Houston experiences and deals.

Freedom Over Texas

Shell Freedom Over Texas

July 4

This year’s Freedom Over Texas promises six hours of festivities, tradition, and live music along Allen Parkway. The event will showcase local, regional, and national talent, culminating in a spectacular, musically choreographed "Texas-sized" fireworks finale. As Houston’s signature July 4th celebration, it attracts an average of 50,000 attendees and is broadcast live in Houston. Additionally, television affiliates across Texas will simulcast portions of the event. Freedom Over Texas features a unique non-profit partnership with the Houston Food Bank to meet regional needs, donating a percentage of food and beverage sales to the organization. We eagerly anticipate a fun, engaging, and safe celebration of our nation’s birthday.

Live Music at City Centre

City Centre - Free
July 4 | 7 - 10 p.m.

Head to City Centre for a more relaxing celebration and live music by People's Choice Band (Country, Pop & Rock), snowcones and snacks available for purchase at the Daily Gather truck on the patio, a fun backdrop and more. (Note: there are no fireworks at this event.)

City of Bellaire Fourth of July Parade

See Parade Route
July 4, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m

Watch the parade in Bellaire and then stay to enjoy food, music from a live band, and more! The festival will take place starting around 10 a.m. on the Great Lawn and in Loftin Park.

2024 Red, Hot, & Blue Festival & Fireworks Extravaganza

July 4

Come and celebrate freedom in The Woodlands, where you can indulge in delicious food, revel in live entertainment, partake in exciting children's activities, and enjoy delightful family fun across multiple locations! The highlight of the event is an awe-inspiring fireworks display, one of the largest in the Greater Houston area.

Throughout The Woodlands, you'll find a plethora of activities to engage in. Live music will set the stage starting at 6 p.m. at all sites, with bands playing until the grand Fireworks Extravaganza commences around 9:30 p.m. In order to ensure the comfort and safety of all attendees, please note that oversized beach umbrellas and pop-up tents are not permitted at the Festival.

The Fireworks Extravaganza, spanning a magnificent 18 minutes, will take place at approximately 9:30 p.m. The primary fireworks display will be situated in Lake Woodlands, adjacent to Northshore Park. Additionally, a secondary close-proximity (special effects) display will illuminate Town Green Park. Furthermore, the Waterway Square District near Timberloch Place and Waterway Avenue, as well as Rob Fleming Park in the Village of Creekside Park, will also feature stunning fireworks displays in the 2024 event.

Immerse yourself in the festivities at The Woodlands, with a variety of activities to explore across the Festival's different locations. Indulge in the captivating fireworks, encounter strolling entertainment, get your face painted, marvel at balloon art, engage in children's arts and crafts, savor delectable concessions, and delight in live music on two stages.

Star Spangled Salute produced by Houston Symphony

July 4, 8:30 p.m.

Miller Outdoor Theatre

Fourth of July at Miller Outdoor Theatre is back! Celebrate America’s birthday featuring patriotic favorites followed by a firework’s grand finale at 10 p.m.

Where to Eat on Independence Day

Duck N Bao


Fireworks Over the Bay with Pier 6

Pier 6 is going all out to host a bayside bash for Independence Day. The San Leon Fire Department will have a fire engine on site for kiddos to check out from 2 to 4 p.m. Enjoy live music, a face painter, balloon artist, popcorn machine, sno-cones from 4 to 9 p.m., with fireworks on the pier to end the night! Naturally, festivities are complemented by the freshest Gulf seafood, tropical cocktails, draft beer and wine. Revelers attending for fireworks only can purchase $5 wristbands to enjoy the show. Reservations recommended via Resy. Boat slip reservations can be made by emailing reservations@pier6seafood.com

Front Row Fireworks at Daily Gather

Grab a seat on Daily Gather’s expansive patio for a front-row view of CITYCENTRE’s Fourth of July festivities and fireworks from 6 to 10 p.m. The Daily Gather food truck will be serving snacks and drinks to savor during the fun, and the restaurant will be open 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., serving a full menu of share plates like Deviled Eggs, Charcuterie Board or Poblano Guacamole, craft cocktails and more. Reservations here.

$1 off ‘Ritas at Molina’s Cantina

During Fourth festivities, the 83-years-young Houston Tex-Mex mainstay will have its legendary Molina’s Margaritas available for happy hour pricing ($1 off) all day on Thursday, July 4, for dine-in only. 

$5 Red and Blue Cocktail at Duck N Bao

Celebrate the Fourth with A Dance of Fire and Ice—one of the newest additions to the DNB cocktail menu—for just $5 at all Duck N Bao locations. This half red, half blue cocktail is a fun layering of vodka, Blue Curacao, Cointreau, grenadine and soda water, providing a patriotic accompaniment to your dim sum feast. 

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