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04 | Red, Hot & Blue Festival and Fireworks Extravaganza (The Woodlands)




Parade 9am | Festival & Fireworks 6-10pm


Various locations but the primary fireworks display is near Northhore Park | 2505 Lake Woodlands Drive


From the organizer:

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.

Fourth of July Parade (July 4, 2023 at 9 a.m.)  

Put on your red, white and blue and get a prime viewing spot for the exciting South County Fourth of July Parade. The 1.3-mile parade around The Woodlands features marching bands, fire engines, clowns, floats and more! Note: Roads will be closed during the parade; please view the route map for details. For updated information on the parade, please visit  www.4thofjulyparade.org.  

26th Annual Red, Hot & Blue Festival and Fireworks Extravaganza (July 4, 2023, 6 to 10 p.m.) 

Celebrate freedom in The Woodlands with great food, live entertainment and family fun at multiple locations around The Woodlands! The event culminates with one of the largest fireworks displays in the Greater Houston area.
Enjoy a variety of activities throughout The Woodlands at the below locations! All sites will feature live music beginning at 6 p.m. with bands playing until the Fireworks Extravaganza at approximately 9:30 p.m. For the comfort and safety of all attendees, oversized beach umbrellas and pop-up tents are not permitted at the Festival. Coolers, picnic baskets, blankets and lawn chairs are permitted. Glass is prohibited.  

Residents are encouraged to sign up for text alerts for important event updates by texting REDHOTBLUE23 to 877-949-3956.

  •  Town Green Park (2099 Lake Robbins Drive) | Town Green Park Freedom Stage – 100 Proof (Variety) , Town Green Park Independence Stage – Xtina and The Sound (Variety), Festival activities include fireworks, strolling entertainment, face painting, balloon art, children’s arts and crafts, concessions and live music on two stages. 
  • Northshore Park (2505 Lake Woodlands Drive) | Level One Band  (Motown/Funk), Festival activities include fireworks, face painting, concessions and live music.
  • Waterway Square (31 Waterway Square Place)  | Flashpoint (Variety), Festival activities include fireworks, face painting, balloon art, concessions and live music. Fourth of July Parade Awards at 7 p.m. 
  • Rob Fleming Park (6055 Creekside Forest Drive) | Yelba (Variety) , Festival activities include fireworks, face painting, concessions and live music.
  • Hughes Landing (1900 Hughes Landing Boulevard) | Time Warp (80s, 90s & Today’s Hits), Festival activities include fireworks and live music. Please note there may be limited visibility of the fireworks at Hughes Landing due to trees and buildings.

Fireworks Launch Locations
The 18-minute Fireworks Extravaganza will take place at approximately 9:30 p.m. The primary fireworks display will be located near Northshore Park/Lake Woodlands, with a secondary close-proximity (special effects) display at Town Green Park. The 2023 Fireworks Extravaganza will also feature a fireworks display in the Waterway Square District near Timberloch Place and Waterway Avenue and Rob Fleming Park in the Village of Creekside Park. To ensure spectators have the best fireworks visibility possible, fireworks teaser shots will be fired from all launch locations at 9, 9:10 and 9:20 p.m.
Event-goers and spectators are encouraged to experience both the sights and sounds of the Fireworks Extravaganza by tuning in to KSTAR Country 99.7 FM.

Looking for more Kid-Friendly events?
Be sure to check out all of our Kids’ Activities Guides or our Guides for Summer in Houston!

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