Freedom Over Texas 2013.
This fun-filled festival for the entire family celebrates the birth of our nation, honors our military, educates us about our country’s history, entertains the crowd with top name acts from diverse musical genres, and reaches out to the community through a partnership with Houston Food Bank. All ages. $8 (children under 5 free). 4pm-10pm. Eleanor Tinsley Park. 901 Bagby, Houston. http://freedomovertexas.org.
Exxon Mobil Summer Symphony Nights: A Star-Spangled Salute.
Principal Pops Conductor Michael Krajewski presents a rousing musical salute to Independence Day. The celebration concludes with a magnificent display of fireworks. This is a ticketed event for the covered seating area. All ages. Free. 8:30pm. Miller Outdoor Theatre. 6000 Hermann Park Dr., Houston. 281-373-3386 or http://milleroutdoortheatre.com.
Towne Lake, Caldwell Companies’ northwest Houston community connected by water, hosts its fifth annual Fourth of July celebration featuring live entertainment and family-friendly activities. All ages. Free admission (food and drink available for purchase). 7:30pm-9pm. Towne Lake. 18915 San Saba Creek Circle, Cypress. 281-256-2772 or www.TowneLakeTexas.com.
This patriotic annual family event includes crafts, activities, refreshments, performers and a signing of the Declaration of Independence. All ages. Free. 1pm-5pm. Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens. 6003 Memorial Dr., Houston. 713-639-7750 or www.mfah.org/bayoubend.
Celebrate our nation’s independence in The Woodlands with one of the area’s largest fireworks displays, live music, children’s activities, vendors and more. All ages. Free. 6pm-10pm. Town Green Park and Waterway Square, The Woodlands. www.redhotblue.org.
Fourth of July Parade and Summer Cowboy Fest.
Chappell Hill’s 37th Annual 4th of July Parade, “Best Small Town Parade in America!” features floats, cowboys, antique cars, children’s activities and the renowned Marching Kazoo Band. All ages. Free admission. 10am. Downtown Chappell Hill, TX. 888-273-6426 or www.chappellhilltx.com.
July 4th BIG Backyard Barbecue at La Centerra.
In addition to live music, great food and an interactive Kids’ Zone, this patriotic holiday event is highlighted with the best fireworks display in West Houston & Katy. Guaranteed fun for the whole family! All ages. Free admission. 5:30pm-9:45pm. La Centerra at Cinco Ranch. 23501 Cinco Ranch Blvd., Katy. www.lacenterra.com.
Kemah Fourth of July Celebration.
Enjoy live music and a patriotic fireworks show over Galveston Bay. All ages. Free admission. 9:30pm. Kemah Boardwalk. 215 Kipp Ave., Kemah. 281-474-9700 or www.kemahboardwalk.com.
Fourth of July Music & Fireworks.
Mark your calendar for what’s become one of the season’s most explosive summer nights—July 4 at CITYCENTRE! The Grooves Band kicks off the fun at 6:30pm and the fireworks spectacular begins at 9:30pm. All ages. Free. 6:30pm. CITYCENTRE. 800 Town and Country Blvd., Houston. 713-629-5200 or http://citycentrehouston.com.
Celebration of Freedom
Join us in celebrating our country’s independence! A VFW military salute will begin the evening’s entertainment, followed by the National Anthem. The Exchange Club of Pearland will be handing out American flags, just as they have done for more than the last 20 years in honor of this great American celebration! Then sit back, relax and sing along to the sounds of the Texas Unlimited Band on the HEB Plus! Entertainment Stage. Free. 6 p.m., Fireworks begin at 9 p.m. Pearland High School Football Stadium. 3775 South Main, Pearland. 281.412.8900. www.pearlandparks.com
“You’re a Grand Old Flag” Independence Day Celebration
118th Annual Friendswood Fourth of July Celebration will be packed full of entertainment, food and fun for the entire family. The daylong celebration will kick off with the Grand Parade that will travel down Friendswood Dr. Parade begins at 10a and will feature over 100 entries from Friendswood and around the State of Texas. Parade concludes at Stevenson Park where over 50 booths, rides, games, food, live entertainment and fun will take place. Centennial Park will hold the evening program starting at 7:30p with music, and then the fireworks extravaganza that will light up the sky begins at approximately 9:20p. 281-996-3220 or email email@example.com