It’s Independence Day!
July 4th in Houston, how will you celebrate? If you are in the city you know discharging fireworks is illegal so you will need to find a great venue to spread out a picnic blanket and enjoy the holiday responsibly.
If you are out side of the city check current burn bans and then practice common sense and safety. If you want to save a little money and not have to worry about standing in lines at side of the road shacks then check out some options around town.
Even if you are a die hard July 4th fireworks fanatic, there are some great family-friendly options throughout the day. Catch a parade, hit up some bouncy houses and get your face painted! It’s time to celebrate our freedom!
When: July 4, 2018, 7 p.m.
Where: 37th St. & Seawall Blvd.
Details: A parade featuring a procession of floats, decorated military vehicles and performers. The parade will kick off at 7 p.m. with a procession on Seawall Boulevard starting at 59th Street and ending at 25th 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.
When: July 4, 6-10 p.m.
Where: Constellation Field
Cost: Free for Sugar Land residents (up to four free tickets per household, $7 thereafter); non-residents are $8-10, parking is $5
Details: Gates to Constellation Field open at 4 p.m. and the opening act, the Cory Green Band, will begin performing at 6 p.m. They will be followed by Mike and the Moonpies and the night will close out with a performance from Jason Boland & The Stragglers and a post-concert fireworks show.
When: July 4, 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Where: The Boardwalk Towne Lake, 9945 Barker Cypress Rd, Cypress, Texas 77433
Details:Fireworks promptly at 9 pm! As a courtesy NO outside food or drink, we’ve got amazing restaurants serving delicious food and drinks. Please come early and carpool. Parking will be first come, first serve.
When: July 4, 2018, 6-10 p.m.
Where: Pearland High School Football Stadium, 3775 S. Main
Details: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. Park at Turner Career and College High School, 4719 Bailey Road, and jump on a FREE shuttle to the event.
When: July 4, 2018, 5:30 p.m.
Where: Alpha Academy, 919 Cloyd Dr, Magnolia, TX 77355
Details: Gather at 5:15 p.m in the Alpha Academy parking lot on Unity Park Dr. for judging and start of parade.
When: July 4, 5-10:15 p.m.
Where: Jimmy Burke Activity Center, 500 W. 13th Street
Details: Kick back and enjoy the live music while the family enjoys attractions, face painting, food and more. Get out your beach tools because new this year we will be having a sand castle contest!
Fireworks at 9:15 p.m.
When: July 4, 1-4 p.m.
Where: The Square at Memorial City
Details: Escape the heat by making snowmen, snow angels, and playing in 30,000 LBS of SNOW. Enjoy Frozen Treats & Patriotic Eats and endless fun for everyone! Reverend Butter will be creating an ice sculpture with a chainsaw! Plus, Houston’s premier 80’s tribute band The Ruxpins will be playing from 2-4pm!
When: July 4, 4-7 p.m.
Where: The Lawn at Memorial City
Details: Challenge your friends to a race on our 36’ foot long slip and slide or race to the finish inside a giant bubble in our “Criss Cross Collision Course”! Bring your towel, sunscreen and water shoes! We’ll also have live bands, great food, frozen treats, patriotic eat and so much more!
When: July 4, 4-10 p.m.
Where: Eleanor Tinsley and Sam Houston Parks
Cost:$8-10, children 5 & under Free with paid adult
Details: There is plenty of easy parking near the festival: street level, surface lots, or underground parking.
When: July 4, 2018
- Day Program: 10 a.m to 3 p.m. at Stevenson Park
- Night Program: 7:30 p.m. at Centennial Park,
Where: Centennial Park (Beginning at Friendswood Dr. (FM 518) at Heritage Dr. and ending at Stevenson Park)
Cost: The event is free to attend, however the wristbands (good for the day program in Stevenson Park and evening program at Centennial Park to ride the amusement rides) will allow participants unlimited access to all rides at the event, including: Small Train, Rock Wall, Photo Booth, Giant Inflatable Slide, Quad Bungee Jumper, Mechanical Bull, Face Painting, Inflatable Obstacle Course.
Details: Fireworks will begin at approximately 9:20 p.m.
- Parking: No public parking at Centennial Park. Free shuttle bus service to/from Centennial Park is available from two locations: Friendswood United Methodist Church, 110 N. Friendswood Drive, and Friendswood High School, 702 Greenbriar Drive. Shuttles to Centennial Park run from 6:30 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. (Coolers must be able to fit on your lap)
When: July 1, 2018, 6-9:30 p.m.
Where: Downtown Fulshear
Details: RFireworks, games, food trucks, live music, children’s area, vendor booths
When: July 4, 2018, 7-11 p.m.
Where:800 Town & Country Blvd., Houston, TX 77024
Cost: Free; All garages will charge $10 for parking after 4 p.m.
Details: Texas Unlimited Band (Country & Rock) & 15-minute fireworks spectacular at 9:30 PM. No outside food or drinks.
When: July 4, 2018, 7-10 p.m.
Where:2032 Karbach St, Houston, Texas 77092
Details: Nik Lee & The Texas Gentlemen are bringing the jams and preforming songs of Willie Nelson starting at 7 p.m.! Grab a beer, enjoy the tunes and make sure to hang around for a fireworks show following the music!
Wings of Freedom 5K is from 7:30 – 10 a.m. at Karbach and benefits BeAnAngel, a Houston-based organization committed to improving the quality of lives of children with special needs across Texas by providing specialized programs, services and equipment.
When: July 4, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. and 8-10 p.m.
Where: City of Katy Complex & Typhoon Texas/ Katy Mills Mall
Cost: Fs: 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.
When: July 4, fireworks at 9:30 p.m.
Where: Kemah Boardwalk
When: July 4, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: Childrens’ Museum of Houston, 1500 Binz St, Houston, TX 77004
Cost: $12 per person
- Captain America Meet and Greet: Snap a selfie with the first Avenger as he inspires freedom and standing up for the “little guy.”
- Event Time: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Kid’s Hall Alcove
- Founding Fathers Meet and Greet: Party like it’s 1776 with George Washington and Benjamin Franklin!
- Event Time: 12 to 2:30 p.m.
- All-City HISD High School Band: Kick off the Fourth with a patriotic performance.
- Event Time: 1 p.m. in the Kids’ Hall Alcove
When: July 4, 2-9 p.m.
Where: Town Center Park, 8 N. Main Street, 77325
Details: Live Music, Craft and Food Booths and a Kids’ Zone; Fireworks at 9 p.m.
When: July 4, 5-9:30 p.m.
Where: LaCenterra 23501 Cinco Ranch Blvd. Katy, TX 77494
Details: Join us for our annual July 4th celebration! Freddy Cruz with 104.1 KRBE will host the event kicking off at 5 p.m. with live music performances by Velvet Touch, Buck Yeager Band and Level One Band. There is also an interactive kids zone and food and drink for purchase from several of our fabulous restaurants. The evening wraps up with a spectacular firework show beginning at 9:15 p.m..
When: July 4, 6-9 p.m.
Where: Buffalo Run Park, 1122 Buffalo Run Blvd. 77489
DETAILS: From 6-9 pm, enjoy a variety of free activities and food for purchase.The fireworks show will begin at 9:15 pm and stadium seating will be available at Thurgood Marshall High School. Event parking around Thurgood Marshall High School will be limited and taking advantage of Metro shuttles at the Park & Ride location (13849 Fondren Rd) is highly encouraged. These shuttles are FREE and offer a close drop off to the event location!
When: July 4, 12-9 p.m.
Where: Gloria Dei Lutheran Church to David Braun Park
DETAILS: Water Wars from noon to 2 p.m., Parade begins at 6 p.m. at Gloria Dei Lutheran Chruch, Pie tasting contest is at 6:30 p.m., and fireworks start at 9 p.m.
When: July 4, 4-10 p.m.
Where: Pasadena Convention Center, 7902 Fairmont Parkway, 77507
Details: From 4 p.m. – 10 p.m. There will be a 20 minute long fireworks show, live music, Kidzone, new attractions, USMC Toys for Tots BBQ Cook-off, games, prizes, vendors, sports and other entertainment.
When: July 4, 6-10 p.m.
Where: Multiple locations around The Woodlands
Details: All across The Woodlands Independence Day will be celebrated! Find your park and head out to the events. The South County Fourth of July Parade is at 9 a.m and will feature marching bands, fire engines, clowns, floats and more! It will also be Splash Day – all community pools will enjoy free admission for residents, activities, and refreshments.
When: July 4, 8:30 p.m.
Where: Miller Outdoor Theatre
Cost: Free; For covered seating, free tickets must be picked up at the box office from 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. the day of the performance.
Details: 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 10:30 AM-1:00 PM. If tickets remain at 1:00 PM, the box office will re-open one hour before show time to distribute the remaining tickets. As always, open seating on the hill. The shows goes on rain or shine.
When: July 3, 6:30 p.m.
Where: Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Cost: Free; tickets are not required.
Details: This free Independence Eve spectacular, which has been a tradition at The Pavilion for 28 years, features the Houston Symphony in a selection of patriotic favorites, presented by The Howard Hughes Corporation.
(CANCELLED) Tomball July 4th Celebration & Street Festival
When: July 4, 5-11 p.m.
Where: Business 249 & FM 2920, Tomball
Details: Come celebrate American independence at one of Harris County’s largest July 4th celebrations on Business Highway 249 just north of FM 2920. This festival is filled with live music, food, fun with the fireworks spectacular lighting up the sky around 9:30. Scheduled to perform is Galveston’s ultimate party band, The Mambo Jazz Kings. Join in the patriotic portion of the festival and honor our active military and veterans, too. Food from Pecos Grill, the Original Rib Tickler, and festival food vendors. Don’t miss the kids zone. Admission and parking are free.
Happy July 4th!