Fourth of July

Local displays on tap in Houston

Public displays

Towne Lake

Open to the public, the annual celebration in the master-planned community involves a fireworks show and other forms of entertainment. This year there will be a band, food vendors, inflatables, a magician and balloon artists. Parking is available at Lone Star College–CyFair. 7:30–9:30 p.m. Free. Towne Lake, off Barker Cypress Road between West and Tuckerton roads. www.townelaketexas.com

Freedom Over Texas

Several musical acts—including Billy Currington and Sara Evans—will perform at the annual Freedom Over Texas event at Eleanor Tinsley Park, hosted by the City of Houston. There are several areas at the event, ranging from a beer garden to a children's zone. Additionally, a fireworks display will end the night. 4–10 p.m. $8. Eleanor Tinsley Park, Houston. www.freedomovertexas.org

Cy-Fair firework stands

It is legal to sell fireworks in unincorporated Harris County from June 24 to July 4.

  • Best Buy Fireworks, 11034 Fallbrook DriveHouston, 281-469-5515
  • Best Buy Fireworks, 13815 Huffmeister Road, Cypress, 281-373-3229
  • Buy 1 Get 2 Free Fireworks, 12104 North Houston Rosslyn, Houston, 713-498-1686
  • Fireworks World, 16330 Huffsmith Kohrville Road, Houston, 832-717-0985
  • Top Dog Fireworks, 20432 Hwy. 290, Houston, 281-404-1147, www.topdogfireworks.com
  • Top Dog Fireworks, 19930 FM 529, Houston, 281-404-1147, www.topdogfireworks.com

Fire safety tips

Although it is legal to shoot off fireworks in unincorporated Harris County, there are several areas in which it is not allowed.

  • Do not ignite them within 600 feet of a church, hospital, school or child care center
  • Do not sell or ignite fireworks within 100 feet of a place in which flammable liquids or compressed gases are stored
  • Do not ignite fireworks within 100 feet of a place in which fireworks are sold
  • Do not ignite fireworks from a car
  • Do not use fireworks inside a building, unless you have permission from the county fire marshal

Source: Harris County Fire Marshal's website

By Marie Leonard
Marie came to Community Impact Newspaper in June 2011 after starting her career at a daily newspaper in East Texas. She worked as a reporter and editor for the Cy-Fair edition for nearly 5 years covering Harris County, Cy-Fair ISD, and local development and transportation news. She then moved to The Woodlands edition and covered local politics and development news in the master-planned community before being promoted to managing editor for the South Houston editions in July 2017.