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July 4th Celebrations in Houston

Your guide to family-friendly activities Independence Day 2021

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

People watching a concert at Miller Outdoor Theatre in Houston

Shell Freedom Over Texas

Saturday, July 4

Tune into ABC13 to join other Houstonians in this patriotic 3 hour-long virtual celebration featuring headliner Lee Brice. Fireworks will reach 800 feet, almost doubling the height of the traditional show, for more to enjoy from farther away. Feel free to park downtown and walk to Eleanor Tinsley Park, which will be open for fireworks viewing only.

City Centre
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4th of July Weekend at City Centre

City Centre- Free
July 4 | 7 - 11 p.m.

Head over to City Centre to enjoy live music in the plaza, offering a variety of musical genres including smooth jazz, Caribbean steel drums, classic rock and country.  Stay until 9:30 for a spectacular fireworks show. The event is free, but parking is $10.

City of Bellaire Fourth of July Parade

See Parade Route
Saturday, July 3, 9:30-11AM

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

The Woodlands
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2021 Red, Hot, & Blue Festival & Fireworks Extravaganza

Saturday, July 4

Celebrate Independence Day in The Woodlands with delicious food, live entertainment, activities for kids of all ages and family fun at multiple locations around The Woodlands. End your evening with a spectacular firework show at 9:30 p.m. 


4th of July at the Marquis

Marriott Marquis Houston is celebrating the start of summer with the debut of Altitude Rooftop & Pool formerly known as Parkview Terrace. The rooftop has recently relaunched with a fresh, new name and exciting experiences and activations. Our Summer Elevated provides incredible poolside experiences that run every weekend throughout the summer. This Independence Day, guests can visit the urban party playground and enjoy a celebration over delicious drinks, tracks spun by top DJs, dancing and endless Instagrammable moments. Highlights include:

  • Fourth Festivities with Jim Beam: Need a break from beer? Guests can sip on Jim Beam Highballs, take advantage of Insta-worthy photo ops in front of the Jim Beam Greenery Photo Wall and play fun games with friends. Sway to the sounds of DJ IV and DJ SK, who will be spinning the latest tracks from 1-5pm.
  • Creative cocktails on draft: Guests can enjoy fresh, Texas-inspired cocktails using high-quality ingredients with premium spirits. Patriotic libations include a bright red “Strawberry Bliss,” made with Makers Mark, strawberry and lemonade and a blue-hued “Texas Tea,” made with New Amsterdam vodka, Jim Beam vanilla, Camarena tequila, Rumhaven, blue curacao and lemonade.
  • Home to the world’s largest Texas-shaped rooftop lazy river, guests can beat the Houston heat at the ultimate summertime pool spot.
  • Partygoers can seamlessly take their revelry from day to night thanks to added perks, including chair service and private cabana rentals available.  

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