8 events to attend in Tomball, Magnolia through late July

The Grounds FM 1488 is hosting an Independence Day celebration July 3 in Magnolia. (Courtesy The Grounds FM 1488)
The Grounds FM 1488 is hosting an Independence Day celebration July 3 in Magnolia. (Courtesy The Grounds FM 1488)

The Grounds FM 1488 is hosting an Independence Day celebration July 3 in Magnolia. (Courtesy The Grounds FM 1488)

June 28: View ‘Aladdin’ outdoors

Experience a family-friendly showing of Disney’s “Aladdin” in the park and create a monkey craft provided by Harris County Precinct 4 as part of the annual summer movie series. Attendees do not need to register, but guests are encouraged to bring blankets, chairs and snacks. The movie begins at sunset. 7-10 p.m. Free. Kickerillo-Mischer Preserve, 20215 Chasewood Park Drive, Houston. www.hcp4.net/events/p4movies

July 3: Celebrate Independence Day

Celebrate America Summer Fest includes games, face painting, and other arts and crafts. Food trucks will be available. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. $10 (at the door), $5 (online presale), free (ages 10 and younger). 11510 FM 1488, Magnolia. 281-850-2158. www.thegrounds1488.com

July 4: See fireworks in Tomball


Celebrate the nation’s birthday with live music by the Mambo Jazz Kings and a firework show at about 9:20 p.m. Tune in to Tomball’s radio station 95.3 FM to hear music synced to the fireworks. 6-10 p.m. Free (admission). 14099 FM 2920, Tomball. 281-222-4775. www.tomballtx.gov

July 4: Attend the July Fourth celebration at Unity Park

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 will start at dusk. Vendors selling food, such as snow cones and waffles, will arrive at 4 p.m., and the Magnolia Police Department will provide electronic fingerprinting for children. 4 p.m. Free (admission). 19450 Unity Park Drive, Magnolia. www.cityofmagnolia.com

July 15: Watch ‘Mulan’ at the park

Enjoy an outdoor showing of Disney’s animated movie “Mulan.” Organizers will provide paper Chinese dragon crafts for children to create. Registration is not required, but moviegoers will need to bring blankets, chairs and food. 7-10 p.m. Free. Burroughs Park, 9738 Hufsmith Road, Tomball. www.hcp4.net/events/p4movies

July 16-18: Catch a performance of ‘West Side Story’

Watch true lovers fight to stay together as gang rivalries threaten to separate them in the musical “West Side Story” produced by National Youth Theater. 7 p.m. (July 16), 2 p.m. (July 17-18), 6 p.m. (July 17). $10. Concordia Lutheran High School, 700 E. Main St., Tomball. www.nationalyouththeater.org/west-side-story-2

July 17: Enjoy waterslides at the Way Family Dojo

Check in to water day at The Way Family Dojo in Magnolia and enjoy waterslides, snow cones and a free martial arts class open to all who sign up on Facebook. Noon-2 p.m. Free. 32818 Tamina Road, Magnolia. 346-345-7100. www.facebook.com/thewayfamilydojo

July 18: Support pets

Enjoy wine, appetizers and music while supporting Abandoned Animal Rescue, a Magnolia-based nonprofit. Artist Bonnie Blue will paint custom wine glasses, yard art or rocks with dogs or cats for orders before July 11. 4-7 p.m. $50. 33400 Wright Road, Magnolia. 281-356-2305. www.aartexas.org
By Brooke Ontiveros

North Houston Intern, Tomball/Magnolia & Conroe/Montgomery & Spring/Klein & Lake Houston/Humble/Kingwood

Brooke joined Community Impact Newspaper as an editorial intern for summer 2021. Brooke covers education, local government, business, real estate development and health. She goes to The University of Texas at Austin and has served as an editor and reporter for the University newspaper The Daily Texan.



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