HMB’s Guide to Celebrating the 4th of July in Houston

No matter your location in the Greater Houston area, Houston Moms Blog has you covered – from festivals to fireworks, here is your guide to saluting the red, white, and blue!

4th of July in Houston

In Town {In or Near the 610 Loop}

4th of July Celebration at Bayou Bend {1 – 5pm}
Crafts, activities, performers and refreshments highlight this celebration! Don’t forget to sign the giant Declaration of Independence before you leave!

Bellaire July 4th Parade and Festival {9am – 1pm}
Participate in the Children’s Parade before the big parade — kids are encouraged to decorate bikes, wagons, etc. and meet at Community National Bank. {No need to register, just be at CNB by 9am!} Festival begins immediately after parade and includes petting zoo, live entertainment, games, dunk tank and more!

Freedom Over Texas {4 – 10pm}
Located at Eleanor Tinsley Park on Buffalo Bayou, Freedom Over Texas is a 6-hour celebration of freedom, including live music, vintage aircraft flyovers, children’s entertainment area, food, and more! Tickets are $8 until midnight  7/3, and $10 at the gate – kids 5 and under are FREE!

Houston Dynamo Game {game starts at 7:30pm}
Celebrate the 4th of July on the pitch by supporting your local MLS team as they take on the NY Red Bulls — and stick around for post-game fireworks! Tickets available here!

Maravilloso Contemporary Circus {7 – 10pm}
A special, FREE, contemporary circus event at Discovery Green!

Star Spangled Salute {show starts at 8:30pm}
Enjoy an evening of patriotic music courtesy of the Houston Symphony and Principal Pops Conductor Michael Krajewski. Tickets are FREE, but must be picked up from box office between 10:30am-1pm.


4th of July over Lake Conroe {starts at 9:15pm}
Enjoy a beautiful and exciting fireworks show over Lake Conroe at dusk.

Red, Hot, and Blue Festival {6 – 10pm}
Join the Woodlands Convention Center and Visitor’s Bureau for the 17th Annual Red, Hot, & Blue Festival. Enjoy live music, face painting, hot dog and watermelon eating contests, and more! Admission is FREE, fireworks begin at dusk!


Fireworks at the Lake {7:30 – 9:30pm}
Enjoy live music and entertainment on the shores of Towne Lake, followed by the largest fireworks display in Northwest Houston at 9:00pm. The event is free!

Tomball July 4th Celebration and Street Party {5:00pm – 9:30pm}
An evening of celebration honoring America’s independence! Live music, food, games, and activities followed by a fireworks spectacular at dusk.


Kingwood July 4th Festival {2 – 9:30pm}
Live music, craft and food booths, kids’ bounce house and bungee jump, and fireworks!


The City of Baytown 4th of July Celebration {July 3rd 6:30 – 9:30pm | July 4th 7am – 10pm}
The City of Baytown has a packed 4th of July holiday! The festivities start with a 5k run at 7am and commence with a fireworks spectacular. Entertainment for the day also includes an appearance from Montgomery Gentry, Breelan Angel, vendor booths, and a parade!

LaPorte 4th of July Festivities {10am – 9pm}
LaPorte kicks off the festivities with a parade in the morning, and a concert in the evening followed by fireworks at Sylvan Beach!


Friendswood 4th of July Celebration {10am – 10pm}
Friendswood has a full day of events to celebrate America’s independence! The festivities begin with a parade at 10am, followed by a celebration at Stevenson Park with rides, games, food, and live entertainment until 3:30pm. The evening program will be held at Centennial Park and is highlighted by a performance by the cover band Molly and the Ringwalds, the evening will conclude with a fireworks extravaganza beginning at approximately 9:20pm!

Pearland Celebration of Freedom {6 – 10pm}
A VFW military salute will kick off the festivities, followed by entertainment and a fireworks spectacular – at Pearland High School Football Stadium!


El Lago Parade {parade starts at 9am}
Parade follows a 1.5 mile route through city, followed by a picnic in McNair Park.

Galveston Island Independence Day and Firework Show {7:30 – 10pm}
Galveston Island will celebrate Independence Day with a procession of floats, military vehicles, and performers. Parade kicks off at 7:30pm along Seawall Blvd., with fireworks starting at 9:15!

Kemah 4th of July Celebration {show starts at 9:30pm}
Live music and patriotic fireworks show over Galveston Bay!

League City 4th of July Celebration & Citizen Appreciation Day {11:30am – 4pm}
Live music, moon walks, petting zoo, face painting, and pony rides!

Pasadena’s Annual 4th Fest {4 – 10pm}
Live music, KidZone, car show, cook-off, fireworks and more; 4th Fest is Pasadena’s largest city-sponsored event!


Freedom Rings Concert at the Stafford Center {7 – 9:30pm}
Enjoy live music from the FBSO, followed by a fireworks show! Free admission!

Missouri City 4th of July Celebration {6 – 10pm}
This year’s celebration kicks off at 6:00pm at Buffalo Run Park — there will free activities including moonwalks, pony rides, a rock wall, and a mechanical bull. The first 600 kids will receive a free giveaway prize, and fireworks begin at 9:15pm.

Sugar Land’s Star Spangled Spectacular {7 – 10pm}
Celebrate America’s Birthday at Constellation Field! There will be a variety of entertainment for the entire family as well as a fireworks display!


Fourth of July Music and Fireworks at CityCentre {July 3rd – July 6th}
The July 4th Weekend welcomes four nights of free concerts – plus an Independence Day fireworks spectacular.

Far West

Katy Fire & EMS Open House {11am – 3pm}
Meet your Katy firefighters and “Katy” the dalmation, tour the station, explore a fire truck and Life Flight helicopter, petting zoo, vehicle extrication demos, free food and drinks, and more! Location :: 1417 Avenue D – Katy, TX

Katy Freedom Celebration {show starts at 9pm}
Fireworks display held at Katy Mills Mall!

LaCenterra’s July 4th Celebration {4:30 – 9:45pm}
The celebration kicks off with a children’s bike parade, followed by live music, an interactive Kid Zone as well as food purchase, and concludes with a fantastic fireworks display!

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Amy S
Amy was born and raised in Northern California before moving to the Houston area in 2003. Amy has a degree in Corporate and Organizational Communication from the University of Houston - where she met her husband Tate, a former football player for the Cougars and current CrossFit gym owner. Amy and Tate enjoyed their first year of marriage as Inner-Loopers before moving out to the suburbs to start a family. Caroline joined their family in September 2012, and life has never been the same since! Aside from her job as mom, Amy works full-time as an English teacher at the junior high level. She loves fresh air, online shopping, baking, and finding new things to do in and around Houston. Amy writes at New Mom Problems where she chronicles her life as a California girl living in Texas, motherhood, being a wife, and teaching middle school.


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