The whole greater Houston area is preparing to light up the night sky on July 4th. There's no shortage of options to join in on celebrating our nation's independence.
Here’s a list of 15 Independence Day events in the Houston region.
Bellaire Celebration of Independence Parade & Festival | Tuesday July 4 9 a.m. – Noon 7008 S. Rice Ave.
The city of Bellaire is putting together a parade and festival for 4th of July. The parade begins at South Rice Avenue and Valerie Street at 9 a.m. and is expected to end at 9:30 a.m. The festival will start at Bellaire Town Square immediately after the parade. The event is free. More information is available here.
Kidpendence Day | Tuesday July 4 12:30 – 3:30 p.m. 1500 Binz St.
The Children's Museum is celebrating before the fireworks. From story time with Captain America to a science demo, there's activities for all types of kids. Entrance to the museum is $17 dollars for non-members. More information is available here.
July 4th Celebration and Street Fest | Tuesday July 4 4 p.m. 249 Farm to Market 2920
Tomball's annual Independence Day festivities will feature vendors, a cool-zone, a kids zone, food and music. The concerts begin at 5:30 p.m. The fireworks display starts at 9:30 p.m. Admission and parking is free. More information is available here.
Missouri City Independence Day Festival | Tuesday July 4 4 – 9:15 p.m. 1600 Texas Parkway
Missouri City's Parks and Recreation department is celebrating 4th of July at HCC. They'll have carnival games, food, and live music from Texas Flood, Kollett & Soultry Band, and Rahzel & Roots Disciples. The concerts start at 6 p.m. and the fireworks start at 9 p.m. Entrance is free. More information is available here.
Freedom Over Texas | Tuesday July 4 4 – 10 p.m. 18-3600 Allen Parkway & 1000 Bagby St.
The Mayor's Office is hosting this year's Freedom Over Texas festival at Eleanor Tinsley and Sam Houston parks. There's going to be a star-studded live music lineup featuring Chris Young, Yola, TMF and others. They will also have lawn games, an area with all of Houston's professional sports teams, and a kid zone. There will be a firework finale. Tickets are $10 per person, but children five and under are free. Tickets are available here. More information about the event is available here.
Sugar Land Red, White & Boom | Tuesday July 4 5 – 9 p.m. 18355 Southwest Freeway
The Crown Festival Park will host the Sugar Land Parks and Recreation department's Independence day festival. From 5 – 8:45 p.m. there will be music, food and carnival games. Their fireworks show will begin at 9 p.m. There will be a shuttle service to take people to and from the event. The shuttles will operate out of UH Sugar Land and Smart Financial Center from 4 p.m. – 12 a.m. They will take a pause from 8:30 – 9:30 p.m. for the firework show. More information is available here.
The Woodlands Red, Hot & Blue Festival | Tuesday July 4 6 p.m. 2505 Lake Woodlands Dr. 2099, 31 Waterway Square Place, 6055 Creekside Forest Dr., 1900 Hughes Landing Blvd. & Lake Robbins Dr.
The Woodlands Township is celebrating Independence Day with festivals at Town Green Park, Waterway Square, Rob Fleming Park, Hughes Landing and Northshore Park. They'll have concessions, food, activities and live music at both events, before ending the night with a fireworks show. The festivals are open to the public. For more information visit here.
New Territory 4th of July Festival | Tuesday July 4 6 p.m. 5350 New Territory Blvd.
The New Territory Sports Complex is putting together a family friendly 4th of July festival. They'll have fireworks, food trucks, games and live music. Admission is free, but a $10 wristband is required for the games. More information is available here.
Pearland Celebration of Freedom | Tuesday July 4 6 – 10 p.m. 3449 Pearland Parkway
Pearland Parks and Recreation is celebrating 4th of July at Independence Park. They'll have family friendly games, food trucks, a market, live music and free giveaways. The event features an 18-minute firework display. Some of the activities require a $5 wristband which is available for purchase here. More information about the event is available here.
Galveston Firefighters Fourth of July Parade | Tuesday July 4 6 – 8 p.m. 22nd Street & Seawall
Galveston Park Board and Galveston Fire Department are sponsoring a parade that travels on Seawall Boulevard from 22nd Street to 45th Street. All the participants will all have a patriotic theme. The parade ends with a firework display over the Gulf. More information is available here.
Jersey Village 4th of July Festival | Tuesday July 4 6 – 9:45 p.m. 7804 Equador St.
Celebrate Independence Day in Jersey Village at the 4th of July Festival. Walk in the parade, play games, listen to live music and enjoy good food. The parade begins at 6 p.m. and the fireworks begin at 9:30 p.m. The event is free. More information is available here.
4th of July Celebration on Skylawn | Tuesday July 4 6 – 10 p.m. 401 Franklin St.
The Post Houston is hosting a celebration with a view of the city. They'll have fireworks, music, games and food. Fireworks from the city's "Freedom Over Texas" festival can be seen from the rooftop. The event is open to the public. More information is available here.
Star Spangled Salute | Tuesday July 4 8:30 – 10:30 p.m. 6000 Hermann Park Dr.
Miller Outdoor Theater is partnering with the Houston Symphony to celebrate independence day with patriotic classics. At 10 p.m. the symphony's performance will end, and the firework show will start. The performance is free to watch from the hill, however, tickets to covered seating do have a fee. More information is available here.
Independence Day Fireworks | Tuesday July 4 7 – 10 p.m. 800 Town and Country Blvd.
City Center is celebrating 4th of July with live music from The After Party. Concert begins at 7 p.m. and ends at 10 p.m. There will be a 10 minute fireworks show that begins at 9:30 p.m. The concert is free, but parking costs $10 after 4 p.m. More information is available here.
MONDAY AND TUESDAY
Baytown 4th of July Celebration | 2130 Adams St.
Celebrate Independence Day with music at Baytown's 4th of July concert series. On Monday July 3, Sunny Sauceda, DJ Boris and Siggno are performing. On Tuesday July 4, R.L. Bell, DJ Boris, Madeline Edwards, and LeAnn Rimes are performing, before the fireworks begin at 9:30 p.m. There will be a short break in music on the 4th at 5:45 p.m. for a parade and car show. They'll have vendors with food on both days. The concerts are free for everyone. More information is available here.