Celebrate the Fourth of July with these 6 events in the Greater Houston area

A variety of events are set to take place in the Greater Houston area during the upcoming Fourth of July holiday. Here are a few to consider adding to your calendar.

1. Live Music at the Boardwalk at Towne Lake

Attendees can enjoy a live band, patriotic activities and American foods served from restaurants on the Boardwalk during this event. Noon-2 p.m. Free. The Boardwalk at Towne Lake, 9819 Barker Cypress Road, Cypress. www.facebook.com/BoardwalkTL

2. Independence Day Fireworks Spectacular (July 3 and 4)

CityCentre concludes its night of concerts with a 15-minute fireworks show as part of its Fourth of July weekend event. Monday will feature the Max Flinn Band and Tuesday will feature People's Choice Band and a fireworks show at 9:30 p.m. 7-10 p.m. $10 (garage parking). CityCentre, 800 Town and County Blvd., Houston. www.citycentrehouston.com/events/ 

3. Red, Hot & Blue Festival and Fireworks Extravaganza

The Woodlands will host a community-wide Fourth of July celebration with food, live entertainment, children's activities and family fun at multiple locations around The Woodlands, which includes Town Green Park, Waterway Square, Rob Fleming Park and Northshore Park. The event will also feature an 18-minute fireworks show, with the primary display being at Northshore Park. Town Green Park and Waterway Square will have secondary close proximity displays. Town Green Park, 2099 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands. Rob Fleming Park, 6055 Creekside Forest Drive, The Woodlands. Northshore Park, 2505 Lake Woodlands Drive, The Woodlands. Free. 6-10 p.m. www.thewoodlandstownshiptx.gov

4. CITGO Freedom Over Texas

Celebrating over 30 years of Fourth of July music and fireworks on Buffalo Bayou, Houston will host its signature event, Freedom Over Texas, again this holiday. The event will feature live performances by Hunter Hayes and DNCE, family activities, pyrotechnics and a patriotic tribute by the United States Air Force Band of the West. The event will conclude with a fireworks show by CITGO. 4-10 p.m. $8 (general admission), $10 (general admission on day of event). Eleanor Tinsley Park, 1600 Allen Parkway, Houston. www.houstontx.gov/july4/

5. ExxonMobil Summer Symphony Nights-Spangled Salute

The Houston Symphony will perform patriotic American music at the Miller Outdoor Theatre. The event will also feature a display of fireworks. This is a ticketed event for the covered seating area. Free. 8:30 p.m. Miller Outdoor Theatre, 6000 Hermann Park Drive, Houston. 832-487-7102 www.milleroutdoortheatre.com

6. Jersey Village holds 4th of July parade

The celebration includes entries from around the city including floats, trucks and antique cars. 9-10:30 a.m. Free. Civic Center, 16327 Lakeview Drive, Jersey Village to Clark Henry Park, 7804 Equador St., Jersey Village. www.ci.jersey-village.tx.us