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July 4th in Houston Where to see Parades, Fireworks, & More!

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.

However, those outside of the city need to check current burn bans and then practice common sense and safety. 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!

It’s Independence Day!

4th of July At The Boardwalk

When: July 4, 2-5 p.m.
Where: The Boardwalk Towne Lake, 9945 Barker Cypress Rd, Cypress, Texas 77433
Cost: Free
Details: No fireworks this year, instead enjoy live music and patriotic festivities at The Boardwalk! Gather along the shores of Towne Lake to watch the boat parade from 2 – 2:30. Enjoy live music by Danny Ray from 2-5pm…Bring the whole family for face painting, balloon artists, giveaways, and you can even snap a photo with Lady Liberty or Captain America!

Baytown 4th of July Celebration

When: July 3, 6:30-10:30 p.m., and July 4, 4-10 p.m.
Where: Bicentennial Park, 1001 Market Street, 77521
Cost: Free
Details: A stellar line up to celebrate the fourth! On July 3rd the Spazmatics and Vanilla Ice and on the fourth The Band Perry leads up to a Fireworks extravaganza at 9:30 p.m.

Captain America Meet & Greet at the Children’s Museum

When: July 4, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: Children’s Museum of Houston, 1500 Binz St, Houston, TX 77004
Cost: museum admission
Details: 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

Celebration of Freedom & Fireworks in Pearland

When: July 4, 2018, 6-10 p.m.
Where: Independence Park, 3449 Pearland Parkway
Cost: Free (Rides and attractions wristband are $5 each)
Details: Celebrate the country’s birthday at Independence Park on Monday, July 4th. The event will feature live music from the variety band, Adrian Michael and the Greenway Band, on the H-E-B Entertainment Stage and a spectacular fireworks display. The stage program will begin promptly at 6:30 p.m. The fireworks show begins at 9 p.m.

General Parking is free and located at Pearland High School, 3775 S. Main Street. Follow the pedestrian walkway signs towards Pearland Parkway to easily access the park.

City of Bellaire Celebration of Independence Parade and Fireworks

When: July 4, 9:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Where: Bellaire Town Square, Great Lawn & Loftin Park 7008 S. Rice Ave.
Cost: Free
Details: The City of Bellaire invites you to a Celebration of Independence Parade and Festival! The parade will begin at 9:30 AM, followed by the festival. The parade route begins at South Rice Ave. and Valerie St. and ends at South Rice Ave. and Linden St. Festival to follow in Loftin Park.

City of Galveston Celebration Independence Day Parade and Fireworks

When: July 4, 2021, 7 p.m.
Where: 37th St. & Seawall Blvd.
Cost: Free
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.

City of Magnolia Fourth of July Events {No Events for 2022}

Where: Magnolia, TX 77355
Cost: n/a
Details: n/a

Dan Crenshaw’s Summer of 1776

When: July 2, 6-10 p.m.
Where: Starshine Texas Ranch, 11070 Hirsch Road, Houston, TX 77016
Cost: $15-$125
Details: fireworks, , slip n’ slides, water activities, beach volleyball, mechanical bull riding, inflatable axe throwing, and a live concert featuring country music star Chris Janson and Shane Profitt.  All ages welcome. Doors open at 6 p.m., concerts start at 7:00 p.m. and fireworks are at 9:30 p.m.

Parking will NOT be available on-site. Transporting shuttle busses will run the route from MacArthur Senior High School to Starshine Texas beginning at approximately 5:20pm and run throughout the day with the exception of the firework show.

Deer Park 4th Fest

When: July 4, 5-10:15 p.m.
Where: Jimmy Burke Activity Center, 500 W. 13th Street
Cost: Free
Details: Kick back and enjoy the live music while the family enjoys attractions, face painting, food and more.  This year’s festivities include a cornhole tournament – pre register only!

Fireworks at 9:15 p.m.

Freedom over Texas

When: July 4, 4-10 p.m.
Eleanor Tinsley and Sam Houston Parks
$10, children 5 & under Free with paid adult
There is plenty of easy parking near the festival: street level, surface lots, or underground parking. The event is headlined by Clay Walker and includes a signature area to get close and personal with NASA astronauts, robotic demonstrations, virtual reality fieldtrips to the International Space Station, the Space Exploration Vehicle, Destination Station trailer, and other NASA exhibits and activities.

Friendswood Strong: 127th July 4th Celebration, Parade, & Fireworks

When: July 4

  • 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: Previous there was no public parking at Centennial Park. Patrons take a Free shuttle bus service to/from Centennial Park from: 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). There is no information available that pertains to this year’s parking situation.

Fulshear Freedom Fest

When: July 4, 6-9:30 p.m.
Fulshear High School, 9302 Charger Way, Fulshear, TX 77441
Fireworks, games, food trucks, live music, children’s area, vendor booths

Independence Day Fireworks Spectacular at CITYCENTRE

When: July 4, 7-11 p.m.
Where: 800 Town & Country Blvd., Houston, TX 77024
Free; All garages will charge $10 for parking after 4 p.m.
Details: The Afterparty (Country & Pop) & 10-minute fireworks spectacular at 9:30 PM. No outside food or drinks.

July 4th at Constellation Field

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 4:30 p.m. and the first 2000 fans will receive a BP Pullover. After the game Tyler’s Amazing Balancing Act performs and a spectacular fireworks show.

Karbach Ignight the Light Fest 2022

When: July 3, 6-10 p.m.
Where: 2032 Karbach St, Houston, Texas 77092
Details: Ignite the Light at Karbach with Ghostland Observatory and special guest Henry Invisible! Doors at 6PM with firework show to follow!

Katy Freedom Celebration

When: July 4, 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Typhoon Texas/ Katy Mills Mall


The City of Katy and Typhoon Texas are partnering for another year of Patriotic fun!

Guests are encouraged to come out and enjoy a day of 4th of July fun and entertainment at Typhoon Texas. Then, stick around for the Freedom Celebration fireworks show starting at 9PM hosted by the City of Katy and our generous sponsors*. Guests can view the fireworks from inside the water park, or, if you opt to spend the day outside of the park, you can view the fireworks from Katy Mills Mall (fireworks show starts at 9PM).

Kemah Fourth of July Celebration

When: July 4, fireworks at 9:30 p.m.
Where: Kemah Boardwalk
Cost: Free

Kingwood July 4th Festival and Fireworks

When: July 4, 3-9 p.m.
Town Center Park, 8 N. Main Street, 77325
Live Music, Craft and Food Booths and a Kids’ Zone; Laser light show at 9 p.m.

Missouri City 4th of July Celebration

When: July 4, 4-9:30 p.m.
Where: City Hall Complex, 1522 Texas Parkway, Missouri City, TX 77489
COST: Free
DETAILS: Missouri City’s patriotic tradition offers plenty of fun and excitement for the whole family. Attendees can enjoy a variety of free entertainment, carnival games, live musical performances, tasty treats from local vendors; and close out the evening with an amazing fireworks display. The fireworks show will begin at 9:15 pm.

Nassau Bay July 4th Celebration, Parade, & Fireworks

When: July 4, 12-9 p.m.
Where: Gloria Dei Lutheran Church to David Braun Park & activities throughout the city
COST: Free
DETAILS: Water Wars from noon to 2 p.m., Parade begins at 6 p.m. at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, and fireworks start at 9 p.m. (One of the best places to watch the display is from the Boardwalk along Upper Bay Road – arrive early to secure a good spot for you and your family!)

Pasadena’s Annual 4th Fest

When: July 4, 4-10 p.m.
Where: Pasadena Convention Center, 7902 Fairmont Parkway, 77507
Cost: Free
Details: From 4 p.m. – 9 p.m. Kids Zone, Field Games, Hayrides, Midway Attractions, Food trucks, vendors, and live music. At 9:15 p.m. the fireworks begin!

Red, Hot & Blue Festival and Fireworks Extravaganza

When: July 3 & 4
Where: Multiple locations around The Woodlands
Cost: Free
Details: All across The Woodlands Independence Day will be celebrated! On July 3rd there is s free concert at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion featuring the Houston Symphony playing patriotic favorites. On the fourth the parade kicks off at 9 a.m. followed by (10 a.m. – 6 p.m.) pools across the city displaying patriotic décor, activities, and refreshments.

Red, White & Boom – Independence Day Celebration

When: July 4, 6-10 p.m.
Where: The Crown Festival Park, 18355 Southwest Freeway, 77479
Cost: Free; tickets are not required.
Details: Celebrate Independence Day at The Crown Festival Park with patriotic family fun and activities for all ages! There will be a variety of great food and beverages, live musical entertainment, community booths, activities, photo opportunities and of course, a dazzling firework display to conclude the celebration. Gates open at 5 p.m. and the fireworks begin at 9 p.m.

Limited parking available. A free shuttle service will be available to attendees from the University of Houston Sugar Land and Smart Financial Centre and are strongly encouraged. 

Rosenberg Family 4th Celebration

When: July 4, 6-10 p.m.
Where: Searbourne Creek Nature Park, 3831 Hwy. 36 S, 77471
Cost: Free; tickets are not required.
Details: Patriotism and family fun! There will be food vendors and live music. The culmination of the evening is a fireworks show!

Star Spangled Salute

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.

Tomball July 4th Celebration & Street Festival

When: July 4, 6-10 p.m.
Behind Kroger on 14060 FM 2920, Tomball, TX 77377
Bring your family to the explosive July 4th celebration on Business Highway 249 just North of FM 2920 in Tomball. Free admission and parking to enjoy live music, food, and one of the biggest fireworks shows in Houston. Come hear “Mango Punch!” enjoy a variety of food vendors, a giant kid zone, and a special patriotic tribute to America and its Veterans. The July 4th Celebration and Street Fest is brought to you by the “City of Tomball” and “Keystone Home Pros.” Gates open at 6:00. Fireworks at 9:30.

Happy July 4th!

July 4th in Houston - Where to go for the best family-friendly parades, fireworks, and more!

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