12 Fourth of July weekend events, celebrations to attend in the Greater Houston area

There will be various events across the Houston area celebrating the Fourth of July, including League City's Fireworks Extravaganza. (Courtesy of League City)
There will be various events across the Houston area celebrating the Fourth of July, including League City's Fireworks Extravaganza. (Courtesy of League City)

There will be various events across the Houston area celebrating the Fourth of July, including League City's Fireworks Extravaganza. (Courtesy of League City)

After activities were limited in 2020, various locations across the Greater Houston area are ready to celebrate the Fourth of July with festivities and fireworks.


Shell Freedom Over Texas on July 4

While the city of Houston's traditional full-day Fourth of July celebration has not returned amid the coronavirus pandemic, residents can enjoy an evening of live music and fireworks broadcast on ABC 13 and its platforms. Performers include Lee Brice, Jimmie Allen, Alanis Sophia, and Brian Jack and the Zydeco Gamblers. Those who wish to see the fireworks show in person will have Eleanor Tinsley Park as an option if they park downtown and walk to the location. The city of Houston also recommends any open spaces and neighborhood parks with a view of the western downtown skyline. 7-10 p.m. Free. Downtown Houston. www.freedomovertexas.org

Sugar Land

Red, White and Boom Celebration on July 4

Residents of Sugar Land can enjoy activities on the Fourth of July including photo opportunities, vendor booths and performances from local talent that will end with a fireworks show. 7-10 p.m. Free (admission), but attendance will be closed once parking space is full. The Crown Festival Park, 18355 Southwest Freeway, Sugar Land. 281-275-2900. www.sugarlandtx.gov/redwhiteandboom


Katy Freedom Celebration on July 4

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 p.m. Free (admission). www.facebook.com/events/235807397977638


Benders July 4th Celebration 2021 on July 4

Residents can bring their own lawn chairs, picnic blankets and coolers to enjoy live music, cornhole and frisbee golf tournaments and other activities. Attendance is limited to 500 people, so community members must preregister for the event. 4-8 p.m. Free (admission). Liberty Lake Park, 825 Lexington Blvd., Spring. www.eventbrite.com/e/benders-july-4th-celebration-2021-tickets-158261555573

Missouri City

MCTX Independence Day Festival on July 3

Residents can bring a lawn chair to find a comfortable spot for an evening of entertainment, food from local vendors and live music, including performances from C&C Music Factory and TAG TEAM. 4-9:30 p.m. Free (admission). HCC Southwest College, 1600 Texas Parkway, Missouri City. www.missouricitytx.gov/997/mctx-independence-day-festival


Jersey Village July 4th Fest on July 4

Residents can enjoy a morning Fourth of July Parade beginning at the Civic Center, traveling down Jersey Drive and ending at Clark Henry Park followed by live music, food options and family games. 10:30 a.m. (parade). 11 a.m.-3 p.m. (live music). Free (admission). Jersey Drive and Clark Henry Park. 713-466-2100. www.jerseyvillagetx.com/page/events.4thofjuly

League City

Fireworks Extravaganza on July 3

People can bring their own chairs and blankets to enjoy live music, inflatables, food trucks and a fireworks show at sundown. 4-10 p.m. Free (admission). Chester L. Davis Sportsplex, 1251 W. League City Parkway, League City. 281-554-1000. www.leaguecity.com/3708/fireworks-extravaganza

The Woodlands

24th annual Red, Hot and Blue Festival and Fireworks Extravaganza on July 4

Residents can enjoy an evening of live entertainment, family activities and a fireworks show across multiple locations in The Woodlands including Town Green Park at 2099 Lake Robbins Drive, Waterway Square at 31 Waterway Square Place, Northshore Park at 2505 Lake Woodlands Drive, Rob Fleming Park at 6055 Creekside Forest Drive in Spring, and Hughes Landing at 1900 Hughes Landing Blvd. 6 p.m. (live music begins at all locations), 9:30 p.m. (fireworks). Free (admission). 281-210-3800. www.thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov/redhotandblue


4th of July Fireworks at the Boardwalk

Residents can go to Kemah Boardwalk—open until 11 p.m.—and enjoy a plethora of rides, live music, restaurants and other entertainment options that also include a fireworks show. 9:30 p.m. (fireworks). Free (admission, but rides are extra), $25 (parking). Kemah Boardwalk, 215 Kipp Ave, Kemah. 877-285-3624. www.kemahboardwalk.com/events.asp#6


126th Annual Past, Present and Future Fireworks Show July 4-5

On July 4, Friendswood residents can enjoy food and entertainment by the “Spazmatics” followed by a firework show at 9:20 p.m. Free (admission). 3219 McLean Road, Pearland. On July 5, residents can enjoy a parade and then an event with vendors, games, food and entertainment at Stevenson Park. 10 a.m. (July 5 parade). Friendswood Drive between Heritage Drive and Stevenson Park. 11 a.m. (Other July 5 events). Free (admission). 1100 S Friendswood Drive, Friendswood. www.ci.friendswood.tx.us/381/July-4th-Celebration-July


Attend the July Fourth celebration at Unity Park on July 4

The annual celebration includes a children’s bicycle parade beginning at 5:30 p.m. with helmets awarded to first- and second-place winners. Fireworks start at dusk. Vendors will begin selling food, such as snow cones and waffles at 4 p.m., and the Magnolia Police Department will provide electronic fingerprinting for children. 4 p.m. Free (admission). Unity Park, 19450 Unity Park Drive, Magnolia. 281-356-2266. www.cityofmagnolia.com


Freedom Fest on July 3

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


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