Event roundup: Magnolia announces July Fourth plans; Tomball Night tentatively set

Following months of canceled events amid the coronavirus pandemic, the cities of Tomball and Magnolia are planning free summer events as the state continues its reopening process. (Anna Lotz/Community Impact Newspaper)
Following months of canceled events amid the coronavirus pandemic, the cities of Tomball and Magnolia are planning free summer events as the state continues its reopening process. (Anna Lotz/Community Impact Newspaper)

Following months of canceled events amid the coronavirus pandemic, the cities of Tomball and Magnolia are planning free summer events as the state continues its reopening process. (Anna Lotz/Community Impact Newspaper)

Following months of canceled events amid the coronavirus pandemic, the cities of Tomball and Magnolia are planning free summer events as the state continues its reopening process.

Public pool

The city of Tomball's public pool reopened June 2 for the summer season, which goes until Aug. 16. Read more here.

Outdoor movie

The city of Tomball resumes its 2nd Saturday at The Depot event with an outdoor screening of "Dolittle" beginning around 8 p.m. Only a movie will be shown; no games or crafts will take place. Families are also asked to distance themselves from other families during their event. Guests can bring lawn chairs, blankets and snacks to enjoy. The event takes place at 201 S. Elm St., Tomball.


Fourth of July in Magnolia

The city of Magnolia is planning its annual fireworks show for July Fourth in Unity Park—located at 19450 Unity Park Drive, Magnolia—according to a June 1 Facebook post by the Magnolia Festival Committee. Guests are asked to bring chairs or a blanket to enjoy the fireworks display, which begins at dusk. Free food and refreshments will not be served this year due to COVID-19 measures, but guests are welcome to bring a picnic and can purchase food from vendors on-site.

The city's bike parade has also been modified to be a bike show under the park pavilion, according to committee information. Children can decorate their bicycle, tricycle or scooter to display in the show but must register to do so.

July Fourth in Tomball

The city of Tomball announced in May that its annual street festival had been canceled for July Fourth, but the fireworks display is still planned at FM 2920 and Hwy. 249 at 9:30 p.m.. Attendees can park in a nearby lot and tune into 95.3 FM for music to accompany the show beginning at 8:30 p.m., Community Impact Newspaper previously reported.

Outdoor movie

The city of Tomball hosts its 2nd Saturday at The Depot event July 11 with a movie only beginning at 8:30 p.m., according to city information shared June 1. The event takes place at 201 S. Elm St., Tomball.

Tomball Night

Tomball City Council members approved a resolution June 1 supporting the 48th annual Tomball Night and Parade scheduled for Aug. 7 in downtown Tomball. The chamber's request of council asks for assistance in closing several city streets for the event and for permission to put on a fireworks display out of season, according to the meeting information.

According to meeting information, Tomball Night is expected to attract about 10,000 visitors. However, a decision will be made no later than July 6 whether to hold this year's event.

"The approval to do it does not mean it's a guarantee," said Craig Bogner, chairman of the Greater Tomball Area Chamber of Commerce, which hosts the event, during the June 1 meeting.

The chamber's request to hold the Aug. 7 event is contingent on Gov. Greg Abbott's mandates at that time in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, meeting information states.

“We understand that so many of these things are a moving target. ... If we have to adjust, we’ll adjust," City Manager Rob Hauck said during the June 1 meeting.
By Anna Lotz

Editor, Tomball | Magnolia

Anna joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in May 2016 after graduating with a degree in journalism from Cedarville University in Cedarville, Ohio. In July 2017, she transitioned to editor. Anna covers education, local government, transportation, business, real estate development and nonprofits in the Tomball and Magnolia communities. Prior to CI, Anna served as editor-in-chief of Cedars, interned with the National Journalism Center in Washington, D.C., and spent time writing for the Springfield News-Sun and Xenia Daily Gazette.



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