Fourth of July fireworks show at Valley Ranch to continue; many other events canceled

Signorelli Co., the developer of Valley Ranch, is pushing forward with its July 4 fireworks display despite increasing counts of coronavirus cases. (Courtesy city of Chandler)
Signorelli Co., the developer of Valley Ranch, is pushing forward with its July 4 fireworks display despite increasing counts of coronavirus cases. (Courtesy city of Chandler)

Signorelli Co., the developer of Valley Ranch, is pushing forward with its July 4 fireworks display despite increasing counts of coronavirus cases. (Courtesy city of Chandler)

Editor's note: This post has been updated to say that The Groves parade is taking place on July 4. While officials said the event was canceled on June 30, the community has decided to push ahead with the event, as of July 1.

Most Fourth of July celebrations were canceled this year due to the rising number of coronavirus cases in the state and in the Lake Houston area. However, Signorelli Co., the developer of Valley Ranch, is pushing forward with its fireworks display.

While Signorelli Co. chose to postpone its third annual 4th Fest in late June, the company decided to still host a fireworks show. Attendees of the July 4 fireworks show can enjoy the 20-minute showcase from inside their vehicles. Fireworks will be launched beginning at 9:15 p.m. from north of the New Caney ISD natatorium, so attendees can park anywhere in the Valley Ranch Town Center parking lot. Interested residents can visit www.vr4thfest.com for more information.

The 4th Fest was set to feature a community parade, a petting zoo, food trucks, and live music from country musician Eli Young Band. According to a post on the event's website, the event may be rescheduled to a later date this year.

Additionally, The Groves community is hosting its Fourth of July Parade. Residents of The Groves were invited to participate in the parade with cars, bikes, wagons and golf carts along with the Atascocita Fire Department. The parade starts at 9:30 a.m. from the Lifestyle Center at 17317 Cathedral Pines Drive, Atascocita.

Here is a list of the Fourth of July events that were canceled in the Kingwood and Atascocita areas in light of the coronavirus pandemic.


Kingwood July 4th Festival

Town Center Events canceled its annual July 4th Festival roughly a month prior. The event, which takes place in Town Center Park, was set to feature live music, food trucks and a fireworks show.

July 4th Fireworks and Concert at Kings Harbor

Kings Harbor canceled its annual 4th of July concert and fireworks on the lawn. Several other events at Kings Harbor in July and August have also been canceled due to the coronavirus.

Kingwood Civic Club parade and rodeos

The Kingwood Civic Club canceled its parade, kids fishing rodeo and bike rodeo this year, according to a notification on the club's website.

"This decision was made to protect the community and keep our Kingwood residence safe given the current global circumstances. We hope that you will join us in 2021 to celebrate the 4th of July parade," the notice read.
By Kelly Schafler

Editor, Lake Houston | Humble | Kingwood

Kelly Schafler is the editor for the Lake Houston, Humble and Kingwood edition of Community Impact Newspaper, covering public education, city government, development, businesses, local events and all things community-related. Before she became editor, she was the reporter for the Conroe and Montgomery edition for a year and a half.



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