In-person events are returning to the Conroe and Montgomery area.

July 03

Freedom Fest

Montgomery’s annual Freedom Fest to celebrate independence includes a parade, barbecue, baking contest, a kids zone, vendors and food trucks. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Montgomery Community Building, 14420 Liberty St., Montgomery. 936-597-5004.

July 3

Patriotic Concert

The Conroe Symphony Orchestra, led by new conductor Anna-Maria Gkouni, will perform a repertoire of songs such as “America, the Beautiful” and “Stars and Stripes Forever.” 7:30-9:30 p.m. Free. Heritage Place, 500 Collins St., Conroe. 936-760-2144.

July 9

Flick and Float

Bring a noodle and relax in the pool while watching Disney’s “Aladdin.” Popcorn and Root beer provided. 7:30 p.m. $5. 100 Park Place, Conroe. 936-522-3930.

July 23 through July 25

Comic Conroe

Galactic Events is hosting its first comic book convention with plans to expand in future years to include anime and pop culture conventions across the Houston area. An after party at Southern Start Brewery is scheduled July 24. noon-9 p.m. (July 23), 9 a.m.-8p.m. (July 24), 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (July 25). $15-$120. Lone Star Convention Center, 9055 Airport Road, Conroe.

July 24

Heat Wave End of Summer Concert

Southern Star Brewing Co. hosts a summer bash featuring live music, craft beer, bikini contests, water guns, balloon fights and a slip and slide. Noon-10 p.m. 3525 North Frazier St., Conroe. $15-$100.