With summer in full swing, kick the month of July off with an Independence Day celebration and enjoy other events happening in the community. This list is noncomprehensive.

July 3-4: Celebrate the Fourth of July

Enjoy several Independence Day celebrations including those hosted by the city of Missouri City and the city of Sugar Land. Find more information about local events here and a round up of Houston-area events here.

July 10: Super Fit Fun Run

Missouri City hosts a 2K run and obstacle course through Buffalo Run Park, where runners dress in superhero attire. Registration is required. All ages may participate. $5 (age 15 and under), $10 (adults). Buffalo Run Park, 1122 Buffalo Run Blvd., Missouri City. 281-403-8637. www.missouricitytx.gov/calendar

July 10: Movie Under the Moon

Sponsored by First Colony Church of Christ, the Sugar Land Town Square hosts a showing of “The Lion King,” the live action version in the Sugar Land Town Square Plaza. 8:15-10 p.m. Free. Sugar Land Town Square, 2711 Plaza Drive, Sugar Land. 281-242-2000. www.sugarlandtownsquare.com/events

July 10: Tails and Tales from Around the World

Fort Bend County Libraries present outdoor storytelling. The Missouri City Branch Library staff leads the July 10 event, which features five drawings to win Folkmanis puppets. Storyteller Toni Simmons comes to the George Memorial Library July 31. 10-10:45 a.m. Free. Missouri City Branch Library, 1530 Texas Parkway, Missouri City; George Memorial Library, 1001 Golfview Drive, Richmond. 281-238-2111 (Missouri City Branch), 281-342-4455 (George Memorial Branch). www.fortbend.lib.tx.us/events

July 16: ’Nobody Does This’ tour

Comedian Sebastian Maniscalco comes to the Smart Financial Centre for his comedy tour. Soda Stereo and 3 Doors Down also visit the Smart Financial Centre in July. 7 p.m. $49.75-$99.75 (admission). Smart Financial Center, 18111 Lexington Blvd., Sugar Land. 281-207-6278. http://smartfinancialcentre.net