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

Thankfully things look very different this summer versus last year’s 4th of July celebrations, and we are HERE FOR IT, Houston! There is definitely no shortage of places to go or family friendly things to do, so plan ahead and get ready to celebrate all things USA! Independence Day falls on a Sunday this year, so be sure to plan your festive and patriotic weekend accordingly!

4th of July in Houston :: Family Friendly Fun, Fireworks and FestivitiesPlease Note :: While we make every effort to crosscheck current links and various business details on our guides, we always encourage you to do the same before making final plans. If details are missing or incorrect, please let us know so that we can make every attempt to correct them.  And if you know of any other 4th of July in Houston events, include them in the comments to continue the list too!

>> DOWNTOWN & INNER LOOP – CENTRAL <<

Shell Freedom Over Texas4th of July in Houston :: Family Friendly Fun, Fireworks and Festivities {July 4th, 7-10:00 PM}
Houston’s signature patriotic celebration, Shell Freedom Over Texas, returns with a salute to America’s Frontline Heroes. The annual day-long festival is on hold for one more season; however, Houstonians can enjoy the City’s cherished tradition of music and patriotic moments via live broadcast on Sunday, July 4th from 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. on ABC 13. Fireworks will reach 800 feet, almost doubling the height of the traditional show, for more to enjoy from further away. Open spaces and neighborhood parks with a view of the western downtown skyline are ideal. Eleanor Tinsley Park will be open for fireworks viewing only for families that wish to park downtown and walk {Allen Parkway and Memorial Drive will be closed for fall out}.

City of Bellaire Celebration of Independence Parade & Festival {July 3rd, 9:30 AM – 1:00 PM}
Celebrate the 4th of July in Houston by watching the parade in Bellaire, and then stay to enjoy food, music from a live band, and more! The festival will take place on the Great Lawn and in Loftin Park.

>> WOODLANDS, SPRING & TOMBALL – NORTH <<

4th of July Parade in The Woodlands {July 3rd, 9-10 AM}
Celebrate America’s birthday with one of the most beloved traditions in The Woodlands! The Annual 4th of July Parade in The Woodlands will begin at 9:00 AM with the singing of the National Anthem from the balcony in Market Street and Town Green Park.  More than 20,000 spectators will line the streets in Town Center to watch over 150 entries, marching bands, floats and federal, state and local dignitaries. The parade route 1.3 miles and begins and ends at The Woodlands United Methodist Church.

24th Annual Red, Hot & Blue Festival and Fireworks Extravaganza {July 4th, 6-10 PM}
Enjoy a variety of activities throughout The Woodlands at the below locations! All sites will feature live music beginning at 6 p.m. with bands playing until the Fireworks Extravaganza at approximately 9:30 p.m.

Benders Landing July 4th Celebration {July 4th, 4-8 PM}
Residents can bring their own lawn chairs, picnic blankets and coolers to enjoy live music, cornhole and frisbee golf tournaments and other activities. Attendance is limited to 500 people, so community members must preregister for the event.

Tomball’s July 4th Celebration & Street Festival {July 4th, 6-10 PM}
Tomball’s July 4th Celebration & Street Festival is filled with entertainment and All-American, award-winning event. Fireworks and food, music and more . . . this red, white and blue celebration is just what you’d expect from small town Texas!

>> KINGWOOD, HUMBLE & NEW CANEY – NORTH EAST <<

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

Valley Ranch 4th Fest {July 4th, 4-10 PM}
The Valley Ranch 4th Fest is a day full of family fun! Listen to live music, explore the 20+ food trucks and vendors, walk through a classic car show, let the kids go crazy in the Kid Zone and much more! The celebration kicks off with lots of family fun and concludes with a spectacular firework show!

Kingwood’s Annual July 4th Festival {July 4th, 3-9 PM}
Join your neighbors, friends and family for a 4th of July festival full of live music from several different local musicians and bands and lots of fireworks starting at 9 PM. Festival also includes numerous food vendors and craft vendors.

King’s Harbor 4th of July Fireworks & Concert {July 4th, 7-10 PM}
Grab your lawn chairs and blankets to enjoy a concert by Shotgun Road Band beginning at 7 PM and a fireworks spectacular off the pier at 9:30 PM.

>> CYPRESS & JERSEY VILLAGE – NORTH WEST <<

Jersey Village July 4th Fest {July 4th, 10:30 AM – 3:00 PM}
Come out and cheer on the parade and join us afterwards for live music, lots of great food, the Jersey Village Farmers Market, and tons of games for the family including bounce houses, rock wall, dunk booth, talent show, and more!

>> KATY, FULSHEAR & MEMORIAL – WEST <<

Katy Heritage Society Freedom Parade, Festival & Movie Night {July 3rd, 6-10 PM}
Show your patriotism by dressing up in your best red, white and blue and joining our bicycle parade! Parade contest, snow cones, food, music and movie night are all part of the festivities.

Katy Freedom Celebration {July 4th, 9-11 PM}
Katy will hold its annual fourth of July fireworks display Sunday, July 4, 2021 at 9PM near Katy Mills Mall/Typhoon Texas.  Annual morning program will not be held this year due to ongoing projects, but Katy is excited continue the tradition of a great fireworks show for the community!

CITY CENTRE Independence Day Fireworks Spectacular {July 4th, 7-11 PM}
Celebrate the 4th of July in Houston by heading over to City Centre to enjoy live music in the plaza, offering a variety of musical genres including smooth jazz, Caribbean steel drums, classic rock and country. Stay until 9:30 for a spectacular 15-minute fireworks show. The event is free, but parking is $10.

>> PEARLAND & FRIENDSWOOD – SOUTH <<

Pearland Celebration of Freedom {July 4th, 6-10 PM}
Join us to celebrate the country’s birthday at Independence Park on Sunday, July 4th. The event will feature live music from the variety band, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, on the H-E-B Entertainment Stage and a spectacular fireworks display.

Friendswood’s 126th Annual Past, Present and Future Festival {July 4th, 6:30 – 10:00 PM & July 5th, 10-11 AM}
On July 4, Friendswood residents can enjoy food and entertainment by the “Spazmatics” followed by a firework show at 9:20 PM. On July 5, residents can enjoy a parade and then an event with vendors, games, food and entertainment at Stevenson Park.

>> CLEAR LAKE, LEAGUE CITY, KEMAH & GALVESTON – SOUTH <<

League City Fireworks Extravaganza {July 3rd, 4-10 PM}
This family-friendly event is free and open to the public and includes a fireworks display, live-music, inflatables, and food trucks. Bring your lawn chairs or blanket to enjoy an evening with family and friends as part of your Independence Day celebration. Fireworks will begin at sundown.

Kemah’s July 4th Celebration {July 4th, 9:30 PM}
Live music and patriotic fireworks show over Galveston Bay! {Did you know that the Kemah Boardwalk hosts a Summer Concert Series every Thursday night at 7 PM all summer long?!}

Galveston Independence Day Fireworks and Parade {July 4th, 5:30 – 10:00 PM}
Nothing says “summer on Galveston Island” better than the 4th of July! Don’t miss this wonderful evening with a glittering parade followed by a dazzling fireworks display over the Gulf!  Galveston Island will celebrate its annual Independence Day with a parade featuring a procession of floats, decorated military vehicles and performers. The parade will kick off at 7:00 PM  with a procession on Seawall Boulevard starting at 59th Street and ending at 27th Street. After the parade, the island will host a fireworks show over the Gulf of Mexico at 9:15 p.m. near 37th Street and Seawall Boulevard.

>> SUGAR LAND & MISSOURI CITY – SOUTH EAST <<

Sugar Land Red, White and Boom Celebration {July 4th, 7-10 PM}
The skies of Sugar Land will light up with colorful pyrotechnics to celebrate America’s Independence Day. This free festival offers plenty of fun including an incredible fireworks display, music, food, vendors, and more. Enjoy the largest fireworks show in Fort Bend! Get ready for an evening full of patriotic family fun and activities for all ages, coupled with great food and live music! Entertainment and activities will include photo opportunities, vendor booths, and a main stage area featuring a variety of talent. The event will conclude with a dazzling fireworks display at approximately 9 PM.

Missouri City’s Independence Day Festival {July 3rd, 4:00-9:30 PM}
Missouri City’s patriotic tradition offers plenty of fun and excitement for the whole family. Attendees can enjoy a variety of free entertainment, live music, & tasty treats from local vendors at this year’s event site located behind HCC Southwest College Campus. Bring a lawn chair and find a spot in the grass to sit back, relax, and enjoy a fantastic show. Headlining the evening of musical entertainment is C&C Music Factory and TAG TEAM. With hits like “Gonna Make You Sweat” {Everybody Dance Now} and “Whoomp! There It Is”, attendees will be warmed up for the grand finale with the H-E-B Fireworks Show.

>> BAYTOWN, DEER PARK & PASADENA – EAST <<

Baytown’s 4th of July Celebration, {July 3rd & 4th}
Come out on July 3rd and 4th to Bicentennial Park and celebrate 4th of July with two days of FREE, live entertainment!

City of Deer Park’s Annual 4th Fest, {July 4th, 4-10 PM}
It’s America’s birthday and it wouldn’t be complete without a family-style picnic theme! Join us at the Jimmy Burke Activity Center on July 4th for music, games such as corn hole, jumbo Connect Four, and Jenga, tattoos with temporary ink supplied by our own artists there that day – plus an amazing Bubble Tower. The festivities start at 4 pm so make sure to pack your lawn chairs or blankets when you come out. We’ll have OMG performing live from 7:00 until 9:15 pm followed up by a fireworks display set off at 9:15 pm.

Pasadena Fireworks at the Fairgrounds {July 4th, 6-10 PM}
Freedom will ring in Pasadena at this year’s July 4th, 2021 Celebration! Join us for a fireworks spectacular at the Pasadena Municipal Fairgrounds – free admission. Parking is first come, first served so bring your own lawn chair and get ready for some fun!

:: FRIENDLY FIREWORKS REMINDER ::

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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Vicki has always had Texan blood pumping through her veins. Raised in Katy as the oldest of four girls and now a resident of Kingwood, she’s known for her undying and somewhat fanatical love of all things related to H-E-B, Amazon Prime, Taylor Swift, and Texas A&M, her alma mater {WHOOP!}. She has a passion for supporting other working moms in the workplace, as well as military veterans. Married to Paul since 2011 {also an Aggie and a veteran}, she has three kids:: step-daughter Madeline {2003} and sons Hamilton {2014}, and Harrison {2019}. By day, Vicki is a full-time working mom who works in HR and by night she’s a closet “60 Minutes” & “Real Housewives” fan. Always first out on the dance floor for “Pour Some Sugar on Me”, Vicki enjoys unwinding with friends over a glass of wine, a new craft brew and/or a H-E-B cheese ball.

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