Here’s how to celebrate Fourth of July across the Greater Houston area

Houston fireworks display
Houston's fireworks this year will be streamed live on ABC13 at 9:35 p.m. and visible in areas near downtown. (Courtesy city of Houston)

Houston's fireworks this year will be streamed live on ABC13 at 9:35 p.m. and visible in areas near downtown. (Courtesy city of Houston)

Although it may be celebrated differently this year, several cities across the Greater Houston area are still planning fireworks shows for the Fourth of July with drive-in or virtual components. Find out how to watch the display in your area below.


The city’s Freedom Over Texas event will feature entertainment via broadcast on ABC13 from 7-10 p.m. July 4. Entertainment includes streaming performances by the Houston Symphony, Pat Green, Trae Tha Truth, Bun B, Mariachi Imperial de America and Los Luzeros de Rioverde.

The fireworks can also be viewed live on ABC13 or near downtown Houston. However, Eleanor Tinsley Park, Sam Houston Park and surrounding roadways will be closed to the public. For more information and details on road closures near downtown, click here.

Sugar Land

All in-person activities are canceled, but the city will host a virtual Sugar Land Red, White and Boom celebration online. For more details, see coverage here.


While the city has canceled its parade down Friendswood Drive, it is hosting seven smaller parades for residents throughout the city. Click here for more information.


Tomball is hosting a socially distanced fireworks display at the Four Corners Shopping Center. Find out more details here.


The city will host a Fourth of July celebration at Unity Park with fireworks and food available for sale from Tressie’s Southern Kitchen. More information can be found here.

Lake Houston

Signorelli Co., the developer of Valley Ranch, will host a fireworks show attendees can watch from inside their vehicles. For more details, click here.


Residents can view a fireworks show near Typhoon Texas and Katy Mills mall from their vehicles. Attendees are asked to remain inside their vehicle, wear a face covering and social distance if they must exit the car. For more details, click here.

The Woodlands

A fireworks display will be launched from Lone Star College-Montgomery at 9:30 p.m. Those planning to view the fireworks from nearby areas, such as The Woodlands College Park High School and the College Park Shopping Center, are asked to remain in or around their vehicles. More information can be found here.


A fireworks display will take place at the Gleannloch Farms Sports Complex in the Spring area. For more coverage, click here.


Residents can view a fireworks show at 9 p.m. July 4 at Fulshear High School. The city and local chamber of commerce are asking residents to maintain social distancing during the show. For more information, click here.
By Marie Leonard
Marie came to Community Impact Newspaper in June 2011 after starting her career at a daily newspaper in East Texas. She worked as a reporter and editor for the Cy-Fair edition for nearly 5 years covering Harris County, Cy-Fair ISD, and local development and transportation news. She then moved to The Woodlands edition and covered local politics and development news in the master-planned community before being promoted to managing editor for the South Houston editions in July 2017.



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