Here are the best places to celebrate July 4th around

Revelers celebrate on the banks for the bayou at Eleanor Tinsley Park during Freedom Over Texas.

Photo: Juan DeLeon, FRE / For the Chronicle

Here’s a rundown of July 4th fireworks and other events across the greater Houston area to commemorate America’s birthday.


HOUSTON

Kidpendence Week: The week-long celebration at Children’s Museum of Houston features a Captain America meet and greet and patriotic art and crafts. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. through July 2; 1500 Binz; cmhouston.org

Liberty Fest: The Southwest Management District hosts a free, family-friendly fest with concerts, dancers and fashion models; She Wolf, a Shakira tribute band, headlines; 1-9 p.m. July 3, PlazAmericas mall, 7500 Bellaire; swmdlibertyfest.com

Independence Day Festival: Railway Heights’ celebration will include more than 70 vendors, live music, a kids’ area and special food pop-ups serving up Texas BBQ, a whole roasted pig and crawfish. 5-10 p.m. July 3; 8200 Washington; railwayheights.com



Fourth of July Celebration at Bayou Bend:
The annual festival features an extravaganza of Americana with performers, crafts, activities, refreshments and a giant replica of the Declaration of Independence for everyone to sign. Noon-5 p.m. July 4; Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens, 6003 Memorial; mfah.org



Shell Freedom Over Texas:
Houston’s annual festival on the Buffalo Bayou will include six hours of festivities followed by a musically choreographed “Texas-sized” fireworks finale. Step Rideau and the Zydeco Outlaws, country sister duo Walker County, rapper Blanco Brown, country music band Sawyer Brown and country music star Clay Walker will perform. There will also be an All-American Kids Zone; Bud Light Seltzer Summer Sizzle; Dr Pepper Cool Zone featuring Houston professional sports teams, live music and food; Liberty Park featuring Symbols of Freedom, the Space City Experience and a salute to all five branches of the military. 4-10 p.m. July 4; Eleanor Tinsley Park, 901 W. Bagby. Tickets $10, free for kids 5 years old and younger; houstontx.gov/july4



Independence Day Fireworks Spectacular:
CityCentre will host an evening of live music, food and a 10-minute fireworks show. 7-11 p.m. July 4; 800 Town and Country; citycentrehouston.com


Fourth of July Rooftop Concert:
The 4th of July celebration at The Post’s rooftop will feature a performance by the Houston Brass Band and expansive views of downtown. 7:30-9:30 p.m. July 4; 401 Franklin; houstonbrassband.org


BAYTOWN


Baytown’s 4th of July Celebration:
The two-day celebration features food, vendors, fireworks and live music. The Spazmatics and Vanilla Ice perform 6-9:30 p.m. July 3; David Lee Garza, Cody Hibbard and The Band Perry perform 4-9:30 p.m. July 4. Fireworks start at 9:30 p.m. Bicentennial Park, 1001 Market; baytown.org

BELLAIRE



Celebration of Independence Parade and Festival:
The celebration will kick off with a children’s bike parade along South Rice and Linden. Festivities will follow the parade, including a live band, a petting zoo, carnival games and food vendors at Bellaire Town Square. 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. July 4; 7008 S. Rice; bellairetx.gov

DEER PARK



Fourth Fest:
Deer Park’s festivities will take place at the Jimmy Burke Activity Center. There will be a cornhole tournament, live music featuring The Band Hennessey, food attractions and fireworks. 5 p.m.-9:15 p.m. July 4; 500 W 13th St.; ci.deer-park.tx.us

FRIENDSWOOD


Freedom for One and All:
Friendswood invites the community to spend the evening at Centennial Park with live music, food and an extravagant firework display. The morning will kick off with a parade on Friendswood between Heritage and Stevenson Park at 10 a.m.; followed by rides, food and fun at Stevenson Park; Centennial Park, 2200 S. Friendswood; ci.friendswood.tx.us

FULSHEAR



Fulshear Freedom Fest:
Event features live music from Bag of Donuts, vendors, food trucks, a kids’ area and a fireworks show. 6-9:30 p.m. July 4; Fulshear High School, 9302 Charger Way; fulshearkaty.com

GALVESTON



Fourth of July Parade and Drone Show:
Galveston Island will celebrate its annual Independence Day with a parade featuring a procession of floats, decorated vehicles and performers. The parade will kick off at 6 p.m. with a procession on Seawall Boulevard starting at 59th St. and ending at 27th Street. After the parade, the island will host drone shows over the Gulf of Mexico at 9 and 10:30 p.m. near 37th Street and Seawall. July 4; galveston.com

KATY


Katy Freedom Celebration:
The city of Katy and Typhoon Texas are partnering for a celebration that starts at 11 a.m. July 4. A Freedom Celebration fireworks show will start at 9 p.m. and can be viewed from the waterpark, 555 Katy Fort Bend Road, or Katy Mills Mall; cityofkaty.com

KEMAH



Kemah Fourth of July Celebration:
Event features live music and fireworks over Galveston Bay. 9:30 p.m. July 4; Kemah Boardwalk, 215 Kipp; kemahboardwalk.com

KINGWOOD



July 4th Family Games Festival:
The celebration at Town Center Park features live music and family-focused games, including a free Kid Zone with bounce house and slide as well as giant Jenga, cornhole and giant Connect 4. The evening will conclude with a spectacular patriotic musical laser show. 3-9 p.m. July 4; 8 N. Main; towncenterevents.com/july4th.html

MISSOURI CITY



MCTX Independence Day Festival:
Attendees can enjoy a variety of free entertainment, carnival games, live musical performances, tasty treats from local vendors and close out the evening with an amazing fireworks display. 4-9 p.m. July 4; Houston Community College, 1600 Texas Pkwy; missouricitytx.gov

NASSAU BAY



Independence Day Celebration:
The City of Nassau Bay will celebrate with several activities held throughout the city. Festivities will kick off with a city-wide water fight from noon to 2 p.m., the celebration will continue at 5 p.m. at David Braun Park, where live performances and a pie contest will be held. The annual parade honoring Nassau Bay’s veterans will begin at 6 p.m., the fireworks show over Lake Nassau will take place at 9 p.m. July 4; David Braun Park, 18900 Upper Bay Rd.; nassaubay.com

PASADENA



4th Fest Celebration:
Event features food trucks, a kids’ zone, hayrides, vendors, fireworks and live music by The Slags and Gray Falls. 4-9:15 p.m. July 4; Pasadena Convention Center, 7902 Fairmont; pasadenatx.gov

PEARLAND



Celebration of Freedom:
The event at Independence Park will feature live music from Adrian Michael and the Greenway Band, strolling entertainment, food trucks, vendors and a fireworks display. 6-10 p.m. July 4; 3449 Pearland Pkwy.; parks.pearlandtx.gov

SUGAR LAND



Red, White and Boom:
Event offers a fireworks display, as well as a children’s zone, craft stations, live entertainment and food. 6-10 p.m. July 4; The Crown Festival Park, 18355 U.S. 59 S.; sugarlandtx.gov


THE WOOLANDS


Star Spangled Salute:
Houston Symphony presents its annual patriotic music concert at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion. Pre-concert activities will begin at 6:30 p.m. in the North and South Plazas and will feature free souvenirs, photo opportunities with characters, a special art project and a petting zoo. 8 p.m. July 3; 2005 Lake Robbins; houstonsymphony.org


Red, Hot, & Blue Festival:
Enjoy a variety of festivities at locations throughout The Woodlands. Sites will feature live music beginning at 6 p.m. with bands playing until the fireworks extravaganza at approximately 9:30 p.m., July 4; visit website for times and locations; visitthewoodlands.com


South Montgomery County 4th of July Parade:
The 1.3-mile parade will make its way around The Woodlands passing through Market Street and by Town Green Park. The annual event features marching bands, fire engines, clowns, floats, and more. 9 a.m. July 4; woodlandsonline.com

TOMBALL


July 4th Celebration and Street Fest:
The celebration features live music from Mango Punch, food vendors, a kids zone and special patriotic tribute to America and its Veterans. 6-9:30 p.m. July 4; Texas 249 Business, north of FM 2920; tomballtx.gov





  • Ana Khan

    Ana Khan is the calendar coordinator for the Houston Chronicle’s features desk.

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