4th of July in Houston: Family Friendly Fun, Fireworks and Festivities

From sea to shining sea, we’re all excited to celebrate the country we call home on the Fourth of July. We are ready for a few days of festivities and summer fun to celebrate Independence. Whether you are celebrating with family for some kid-friendly good times or you’re going to enjoy a night under the fireworks with friends, we’ve got a little bit of it all for you! Here’s how you and your family can celebrate the 4th of July in Houston!

4th of July s'mores

Family Fun

Grab the kids for some fun, food, fireworks and FREEDOM!

Bellaire 4th of July Parade & Festival

July 4th @ 9:30am- 1pm | Bellaire Town Square

Head over to Bellaire for its annual 4th of July parade. Bring out all the bells and whistles to celebrate and join the festivities promptly at 9:30am!

Independence Day Spectacular at City Centre

July 4th @ 7-11pm | City Centre

Dance along to live music and cover your ears for a 10-minute fireworks presentation! This spectacular is sure to be quite a show!

Shell Freedom Over Texas 

July 4th @ 4-10pm | Eleanor Tinsley Park 

This six-hour event may not be as old as dear ol’ America, but it has been tried and true for over three decades in Houston. Come check out an evening of music and fun with festival headliners like Walker County, Blanco Brown, Kellie Pickler, Sawyer Brown and Clay Walker. The huge firework display over Buffalo Bayou will not disappoint! Be sure to get your tickets!

firework lights up night sky

2022 Red, Hot & Blue Festival & Fireworks Extravaganza 

July 4th @ 6-10 pm | Throughout the Woodlands

The entire city of The Woodlands is excited to celebrate America’s birthday! Visit the area for loads of vendors, bands and food all over the community to commemorate the 246th year as a nation. So, pack up a cooler, load up the chairs and make sure you get there before the fireworks at 9:30pm!

St. Phil’s Freedom Festival

July 3 @ 6pm | St. Philip’s United Methodist Church

St. Phil’s is getting festive too! All are welcomed for food and fun, and what Independence Day celebration doesn’t include FIREWORKS?!

Party in the USA

Hey, the Fourth of July is as good a time as any for moms to go out and have a good time. Go out, mama, and don’t forget your sparklers!

Houston Caribbean Festival

June 29- July 3 | GSH Event Center

There are no rules for how the Fourth of July should look. Make this holiday celebration on the remember with the Houston Caribbean Festival! Check out new sights, sounds and tastes this 4th!

Austin Meade LIVE at Lake Houston Brewery 

July 3 @ 6-8pm | Lake Houston Brewery

Austin Meade, singer and songwriter form College Station, is giving a free show at the Lake Houston Brewery in honor of Independence Day. Pull up a chair, a boat, whatever, and don’t miss the show!

girl with American flag in grassy field

These fun, Houston-area events keep you nice and cool during July 4th!

Summer Splash Pool Party

July 4 @ 3-8pm | SEKAI Day and Night

Looking for the biggest pool party of the year? Look no further! Dive into this amazing night of dancing and splashing! Leave the kiddos at home for this one, and grab yourself a drink with an umbrella in it!

Lagoonfest Texas Summer 2022

Daily at 10am to sunset | Lago Mar

Splash into the summer holiday with the incredible event! Rent all kinds of water activities and toys, kick up your feet in a cabana and enjoy!


Please enjoy the 4th of July in Houston safely and legally. You may see fireworks stands around town, but they are very illegal within the Harris County city limits and in certain annexed areas of town. {We are talking $500 – $2000 fine for each individual firework. Even just having them can cost you. They are serious about this.} Check Fireworks Laws Houston for exact laws and boundaries.


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Ashley KB was born in Long Beach, CA, but spent most of her childhood in Denver, CO. She was very athletic growing up, and she loved running track and playing volleyball. Ashley ventured to Oklahoma where she attended Langston University and transferred to the University of Central Oklahoma. Ashley graduated with an English degree from the UCO in 2011. Ashley was married to A.J. for six years... but it just didn't work out. And that's OK! They have three wild, precious, hilarious sons, Oliver {October 2012}, Maverick {August 2015} and Reeve {August 2017} who make life so incredibly meaningful. She also has a snuggly fur baby, Luna. In her free time, she can be found binge watching The Office {for the millionth time}, listening to inappropriate podcasts, or oversharing on Instagram @theofficialbossmama and her personal blog.


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