Celebrate a star-spangled Independence Day this July 2019

LaCenterra at Cinco Ranch held a childrenu2019s patriotic bike parade during a past Fourth of July event.

LaCenterra at Cinco Ranch held a childrenu2019s patriotic bike parade during a past Fourth of July event.

There are several events around the Katy area this Fourth of July for fun activities and firework shows.


Waller Freedom Festival


July 3-4
Waller County hosts the two-day fest with fireworks, food and craft vendors as well as activities such as bumper boats and water slides. Free. 6 p.m.-dusk (July 3), 3 p.m.-dusk (July 4). Waller High School Stadium, 20735 Stokes Road, Waller. www.wallerfreedomfest.com





4th of July Auction & Luncheon


July 4
Katy’s Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9182 hosts a luncheon with live and silent auctions to raise money for the organization. 10 a.m. $10 (lunch). 6206 George Bush Drive, Katy. 281-391-8387.
www.vfw9182.com





Katy Freedom Celebration


July 4
The city of Katy hosts Katy Freedom Celebration, an event with patriotic activities. The morning begins with bounce houses, public safety demonstrations and a petting zoo at Fire Station No. 1 and Katy Heritage Park.  A fireworks show begins in the evening near Katy Mills’ east side. 9 a.m.- 1 p.m. (morning activities), 9 p.m. (fireworks). Free. Multiple locations. 281-391-4840. www.cityofkaty.com





Fulshear Freedom Fest


July 4
The city of Fulshear hosts Fulshear Freedom Fest in the city’s downtown in partnership with the Fulshear Chamber of Commerce. There will be a children’s area, vendor booths and live music. 6-9:30 p.m. Free. Parking at Fulshear High School, 9302 Charger Way, Fulshear. 832-600-3221. www.fulshearareachamber.com





July Fourth Celebration


July 4
LaCenterra at Cinco Ranch hosts a July Fourth bash with fireworks, live music and fun family activities. 5-9:30 p.m. Fireworks begin at 9:15 p.m. Free. 23501 Cinco Ranch Blvd., Katy. 281-395-5533. www.lacenterra.com





4th of July Jamboree


July 4
Join Smith Ranch for live music, a petting zoo and fireworks. Paddle boards, water slides and a moon walk bounce house will also be available on the 40-acre ranch. $10 (age 3 and up), Free (age 2 and under). 4 p.m.-dusk. 25440 Beckendorff Road, Katy. 281-371-3318. www.smithranchkaty.com