July 3:

Freedom Parade, Festival and Movie Night

The Katy Heritage Society will have snow cones, a petting zoo, live music and crafts at Katy Heritage Park, followed by a children’s bicycle parade contest, where participants are encouraged to deck themselves and their non-motorized bikes, strollers, scooters and wagons out in patriotic red, white and blue. After the parade winners are announced, “The Sandlot” movie will be shown at 8:30 p.m. in the park greenspace. Attendees can purchase popcorn, snacks or drinks for donation. 6-10 p.m. $5 (admission, children age 13 and under). 5990 George Bush Drive, Katy. 281-377-5710. www.katyheritagesociety.com/gallery

July 4:

Katy Freedom Celebration

Residents can view a fireworks show hosted by the city of Katy on the Fourth of July. Parking is available around Katy Mills Mall at 5000 Katy Mills Circle, Katy, and Typhoon Texas at 555 Katy Fort Bend Road, Katy. 9:05 p.m. Free (admission). www.facebook.com/events/235807397977638

July 2-4:

Red, White & Boom

Typhoon Texas will have additional events to celebrate the Independence Day weekend, leading up to the Katy Freedom Celebration. Friday, they will have carnival activities and live entertainment at the park from 10:30 a.m.-9 p.m., followed by a fireworks show at 9:15 p.m. Saturday, these same park activities return, along with hot air balloon rides, from 10:30 a.m.-9 p.m., and another fireworks show at 9:15 p.m. The three-day event concludes on Sunday, when the park is open 10:30 a.m.-11 p.m., and guests can attend a Salute to Heroes. The day ends with their longest fireworks show, the Katy Freedom Celebration at 9:05 p.m. $44.99 (park admission). 555 Katy Fort Bend Road, Katy. 832-426-7071. www.typhoontexas.com/houston/fourthofjuly

July 3-4:

Freedom Fest

Wildcatter Saloon has live music and fireworks rain or shine over Fourth of July weekend. William Clark Green headlines the performance Saturday, with Aaron Lewis on Sunday. This event is open to those age 21 and up. 2 p.m. $60 (one day general admission); $100 (two day general admission); $75 (one day general admission preferred); $125 (two day general admission preferred); $175 (one day VIP); $300 (two day VIP). 26913 I-10 E., Katy. 281-392-2337. https://fb.me/e/K0a8iVuI