Beer, barbecue, blueberries: 9 things to do in the Lake Conroe area this July Fourth weekend, July 4-7

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Whether you are drinking beer with friends or taking the family to eat some barbecue, the Conroe and Montgomery areas have the events you are looking for to celebrate Independence Day in full force.

Here is a list of nine things to do in the Lake Conroe area this July Fourth weekend, July 4-7.

Picks some blueberries
July 4

In honor of July Fourth, Moorhead’s Blueberry Farm will be open for special Thursday hours from 6 a.m.-6 p.m. Berries are $3 per pound, and the farm accepts cash only. There will also be honey for sale from the bees which pollinate the farm. Free (entry). Moorhead’s Blueberry Farm, 19531 Moorhead Road, Conroe. 281-572-1265. www.moorheadsblueberryfarm.com

Drink some beer
July 4

Tapped DraftHouse & Kitchen is offering 15% off of growlers and crowlers all day. Ayinger Brewery will also be serving beer with complimentary glass steins from noon-2 p.m. 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Free (entry). 525 Woodland Square Blvd., Ste. 100, Conroe. 281-719-0360. www.TappedUS.com

Play cornhole and trivia
July 4

B-52 Brewing is hosting a party that will include a cornhole tournament at 3 p.m. and an America-themed trivia at 5 p.m. Food trucks such as Bright Relish, Falacas and Snoball Island will be in attendance. Noon-10 p.m. B-52 Brewing, 12470 Milroy Lane, Conroe. 936-447-4677. www.b52brewing.com

Eat some barbecue
July 4

Life Giving Life Recovery Center will host a barbeque and potluck to celebrate Independence Day. There will also be music and several family-friendly activities such as volleyball, water balloon tag, badminton and more. At 7 p.m., the event will shift toward the lake to watch the fireworks. 2-7 p.m. Free, but a $5 donation is suggested. 14740 Liberty St, Montgomery. 936-597-3339. www.lifegivingliferecovery.com

Read to shelter dogs
July 4

For the dogs scared of fireworks and without owners to comfort them, the Montgomery County Animal Shelter Texas is inviting the public to read, sing to or simply talk with shelter dogs. Food is included in the ticket, and Lonestar Animal Welfare League is also sponsoring free microchips. 6-9 p.m. $5. Montgomery County Animal Shelter Texas, 8535 Hwy. 242, Conroe. 936-442-7738. www.mcaspets.org

Go to the theatre
July 5-7

Local theatre company Stage Right will present the musical “Annie” at the Crighton Theatre. The show features children and actors from the community. The show runs through July 21. 8 p.m. (Fri.-Sat.), 2 p.m. (Sun.) Ticket prices vary. 234 N. Main St., Conroe. 936-441-7469. www.crightontheatre.org

Celebrate freedom
July 6

The Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting its annual Freedom Fest, where the community can gather in the historic district to celebrate independence. This year’s parade is built around the theme “Peace, Love and Freedom.” There will be vendors, a baking contest and a parade float competition. 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Free. 14420 Liberty St., Montgomery. 936-597-5004. www.montgomeryareachamber.com

Watch a movie under the stars
July 6

The city of Montgomery is continuing its Cinema Under the Stars series with a screening of “Grease.” Participants are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs or towels. 7:30-10:30 p.m. Free. Montgomery Community Center, 14420 N. Liberty St., Montgomery. 936-597-6434. www.montgomerytexas.gov

Go to a cat show
July 6-7

Watch 170 cats compete for several awards, with representation from more than 30 different breeds. There will be vendors, a cat costume contest, and local cats and kittens available for adoption or fostering. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (Sat.), 9 a.m.-4 p.m. (Sun.). Ticket prices vary. The Lone Star Convention & Expo Center, 9055 Airport Road, Conroe. 817-914-6011. www.cfagulfshore.org

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Andy Li
Originally from Boone, North Carolina, Andy Li is a graduate of East Carolina University with degrees in Communication with a concentration in journalism and Political Science. While in school, he worked as a performing arts reporter, news, arts and copy editor and a columnist at the campus newspaper, The East Carolinian. He also had the privilege to work with NPR’s Next Generation Radio, a project for student journalists exploring radio news. Moving to Houston in May 2019, he now covers the Conroe Independent School District, Montgomery City Council and transportation.
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