There are plenty of things to do in the Heights, River Oaks and Montrose areas in July and August. Community members can participate in numerous activities, from Fourth of July celebrations to listening to ghost stories.

Shell Freedom Over Texas on July 4

The downtown Independence Day celebration is virtual for the second year in a row and is broadcast live by ABC 13. The event features performers such as country singers Jimmie Allen and headliner Lee Brice. The events ends with a massive firework finale. 7-10 p.m. Free.

713 day on July 13

The 713 Day celebration of Houston culture and music includes performances from Lil Keke and OG Ron C. •6 p.m.-2 a.m. $30. Rise Rooftop, 2600 Travis St., Ste. R, Houston. 832-449-0640.

TX Ghost Stories July 20

Families can come out to learn how to build a campfire and roast s’mores while listening to authentic Texas ghost stories. Registration is required. 7-9 p.m. $25 (member), $35 (nonmember). Houston Arboretum and Nature Center, 4501 Woodway Drive, Houston. 713-681-8433.

Summer Shakes July 23-25

Two students from The Julliard School along with 12 Houston-area high school students perform William Shakespeare’s “As You Like It.” Hosted by 4th Wall Theatre Co., the shows come after students took part in a monthlong program with 4th Wall mentors studying Shakespeare’s works. 7:30 p.m. (July 23 and 24), 3 p.m. (July 25). $20. 4th Wall Theatre Co., 1824 Spring St., Ste. 101, Houston. 832-767-4991.

Family Movie Night on July 30

Sponsored by Texas Children’s Hospital, Levy Park presents “Dora and the Lost City of Gold” in the event pavilion. Attendees can bring blankets but should not bring outside furniture. Park chairs are available on-site. 8 p.m. Free. Levy Park, 3801 Eastside St., Houston. 713-522-7275.

Buffalo Bayou East Wellness Walk on Aug. 4

Buffalo Bayou Partnership hosts a scenic walk led by Laura Conley, founder of Urban Paths Wellness Coaching. Registration is required. Participants leave from Guadalupe Plaza Park and walk through the East End. 6-7:30 p.m. Free. Guadalupe Plaza Park, 2311 Runnels St., Houston. 713-752-0314.

Worth the Trip

The Hella Mega Tour on July 29

Green Day, Fall Out Boy and Weezer perform at Minute Maid Park on their Hella Mega Tour along with special guest The Interrupters. The tour, originally set for summer 2020, was rescheduled due to COVID-19. 5:30 p.m. $29.50 and up. Minute Maid Park, 501 Crawford St., Houston. 866-800-1275.