4th of July Events Houston Sponsored (2)

Nothing says freedom like fireworks and festivals! Greater Houston and the surrounding areas has tons of July 4th events to choose from. We’ve looked for the most up to date information so that you can have a blast on Independence Day but always check the details before you head out today to celebrate.

Read on for our guide to 20+ 4th of July Events in Houston:



Freedom Over Texas

CITGO Freedom Over Texas | July 4, 2019, 4 pm

CITGO Freedom Over Texas is the city’s signature show with live music and stunning fireworks over Buffalo Bayou. This year’s events will include live performances by headliner Jake Owen, special guest Kellie Pickler, and more. There will be plenty of great food and drinks, fun activities for the kids, and an epic fireworks show. The fireworks last from 4- 10 pm and you are encouraged to bring your picnic blankets and lawn chairs to THE biggest and best show around. To honor the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 lunar mission, this year’s CITGO Freedom Over Texas celebration gives you the chance to meet real astronauts, take a virtual reality tour of the International Space Station, watch NASA robot demonstrations, and more.

The 2019 CITGO Freedom Over Texas celebration kicks off on July 4, 2019 at 4:00 PM at Eleanor Tinsley and Sam Houston Parks and along Allen Parkway. The West Gate is at Taft at Allen Parkway; North Gate at Sabine at Memorial; and East Gate at Bagby at Dallas.

Through July 3, general admission is just  $8 when you purchase online. On the day of the event, you can purchase online or at the gate for $10 per person! Children 5 and under are always free. Get your tickets here.

Check out the full commercial for CITGO Freedom Over Texas below:



ExxonMobile Summer Symphony Nights Star Spangled Salute takes place at Miller Outdoor Theatre. This totally free event has lawn seating with no ticket required, but covered seating requires picking up a free ticket. Grab your free tickets at the box office on the day of the performance between 10:30 am and 1 pm. Each person over the age of 16 may purchase up to four tickets. If any tickets remain, they will be up for sale when the box office opens at 7:30 pm. Bring your picnic blankets or lawn chair if you’re sitting on the hill. You’re also free to bring your own food and drinks, but no glass is allowed. The show will go on rain or shine, starting at 8:30 pm!

Bayou Bend Collection & Gardens is hosting their own 4th of July celebration for kids and families. Enjoy Americana performances such as dance, drums, a signing of the Declaration of Independence, Betsy Ross, and much more. Drop- in hours are from 1-5 pm and admission is free.

KIDEPENDENCE DAY at The Children’s Museum of Houston is July 4 from 10 am to 3 pm. Special events include appearances by Captain America, a Wonder Woman meet and greet, an American Flag giveaway, Independence Day science experiments, and more. All of the activities are available with regular museum admission. Adults and children are $12. Children under 1 are free.

The Independence Day Fireworks Spectacular at City Centre begins with music and ends with fireworks! Stop by for live music by the People’s Choice Band, playing country and pop hits. The 15-minute fireworks show starts at 9:30 pm. The event is free but they ask that you pay for parking {$10 per vehicle} and leave the coolers at home. Instead, get some takeaway from a local restaurant.

Spend the Fourth of July on Ice at Memorial City! The Ice Rink at Memorial City Mall will be open from 1-4 pm. Admission is buy-one, get-one at just $4 a piece. There will also be a live DJ, arts & crafts, frozen treats, food, and more.

The City of Bellaire’s Annual 4th of July Parade will begin at 9:30 am in Town Square. Head to Loftin Park afterward for a celebration including face painting, carnival games, food, live music, and more.



The Kingwood Annual 4th of July Parade begins at 10 am at Creekwood Middle School. There will be live music at Kingwood Town Center Park starting at 2 pm, including performances by Mark Linabury, the Honky Tonk Revivalists, That 70s Thing, and more.

Celebrate at one of the largest festivals in Harris County at the Tomball 4th of July Celebration & Street Party. Live music, food, a kids zone, and more will be available from 5- 11 pm. The fireworks will start at dusk. The festival and fireworks show are both free!

The Woodlands is hosting three separate events for 4th of July. Enjoy the 43rd Annual 4th of July Parade at 9 am on Market St. Splash Day includes swimming and other fun events at all of the Woodlands Township pools from 10 am to 6 pm. The Red Hot & Blue Festival and Fireworks Extravaganza is from 6- 10 pm with free admission.



Come to dinner at The Boardwalk at Towne Lake in Cypress and enjoy a free fireworks show beginning promptly at 9 pm. Free, live music will also be on site starting at 6:30 pm. The Boardwalk is asking that no outside food or drinks be brought in as their local restaurants are eager to serve you on Independence Day!

The City of Katy is hosting a two-party Independence Day party. The Katy Fire Department, the Katy Parks & Recreation Department, and the VFW Park are joining together to host the Katy Freedom Celebration. From 9 am to 1 pm, enjoy fun activities with bounce houses, a dunking station, petting zoo, snow cones, and much more. In the evening, head to Typhoon Texas and Katy Mills Mall for the fireworks show beginning at 9 pm.

La Centerra in Katy asks you to bring your blankets, lawn chairs, and picnic baskets to the green space for the 4th of July Celebration presented by Texas Children’s Hospital West Campus. The annual event features KRBE and live music kicking off at 5 pm. An Interactive Kids Zone will entertain the kids and the 20-minute fireworks show wraps up the evening at 9:15 pm.



Missouri City invites you for their 4th of July Celebration at Buffalo Run Park. There will be food and free entertainment starting at 6 pm. Be there for the fireworks show at 9:15 pm at Thurgood Marshall High School. Park and ride, there will be free shuttles provided by METRO.

Starting at 10 am on July 4th, watch the Grand Parade on Friendswood Drive. The 124th annual 4th of July Celebration immediately following the parade will have rides, games, food, and entertainment at Stevenson Park. The Molly Ringwalds will be performing live at Centennial Park starting at 7:30 pm. The fireworks show will be on display at about 9:20 pm.

The Pearland Celebration of Freedom is happening at Independence Park. The evening will begin with a military salute, followed by live music, food trucks, vendor booths, giveaways, the Whataburger Kids Zone, and more. Gates open at 5:30 pm and the event is free to attend, plus free parking!

Enjoy two separate celebrations in Stafford. The 2018 Independence Day Celebration on July 3rd at 7 pm includes live performances, food vendors, game booths, a free carnival, hay rides, a free dance, and a parade. The July 4th Freedom Rings Concert & Fireworks will include a performance by the Fort Bend Symphony at 7 pm. The fireworks start at 9.

Head to Sugar Land’s Crown Festival Park for their annual July 4th Celebration, Red, White & Boom! There will be fun family activities, live music, special appearances, and more. Food and drinks will be available for purchase. Free tickets are required to attend and can only be purchased online ahead of time. The celebration starts at 4 pm and the  fireworks erupt around 9:40 pm.



The George Bush Presidential Library and Museum in College Station is hosting the Noon Lion’s Club “I Love America” celebration. Free parking is available at certain locations. You are encouraged to come early for the best spots and bring picnics, blankets, and lawn chairs. Be sure to leave the pets at home! The library and museum will be free and open to the public all day, beginning at 9:30 am. Food trucks will be on site at 12 noon. Concession stands open at 5 pm, including sodas, sausage, and free watermelon while supplies last. The Kids Zone opens from 6:15- 8:30 pm with games, bounce houses, and more. Live entertainment by the Rock-a-fellas and the Brazos Valley Symphony Orchestra beginning at 8:30 pm, followed by a fireworks show at 9:45.

Celebrate on Independence Day on the Kemah Boardwalk with Friday Night Fireworks every night in July at 9:30 pm, plus a special Patriot Pass. Get 5 days of unlimited admission on rides at Kemah Boardwalk, Downtown Aquarium, and Pleasure Pier for just $59.99 from July 4- 7! Remember, admission to the boardwalk is always free- you only pay for your food, games, and rides!

Head to Galveston for a glittering parade and dazzling fireworks display. The 180th City of Galveston Independence Day Celebration begins with a parade at 7 pm on Seawall Boulevard with floats, decorated military vehicles, and performers. The grand fireworks show will take place over the Gulf at about 9:15 in the evening near 37th & Seawall.

The Baytown July 4th Celebration is at the Bicentennial Park starting on July 3 and continuing on the 4th! Try your best YMCA dance moves with the Village People and Bag of Donuts on July 3 from 6:30- 10 pm. Independence Day festivities include R. L. Bell, Joe Diffie, and Tracy Byrd from 4- 10 pm.  The Independence Day Parade will start at 5:30 pm. The event is free and there will be food for purchase!

The League City Citizen Appreciation Day will include a petting zoo, face painting, moonwalks, free food, snow cones, and more. The events are going down at Hometown Heros Park from 10 am- 2 pm.

The George Ranch Historical Park is hosting An American Tradition. Explore vintage games from every era at the event in Richmond on July 4th. The event includes a historical lunch, a trivia scavenger hunt, a reading of the Declaration of Independence, a feast, and more.  The event begins at 10 am with admission at $10 per child age 4- 12 and $15 admission for everyone else. The historical lunch is a separate fee and tickets can be reserved online.

Fireworks will light up the night sky at Seabourne Creek Nature Park  in Rosenburg during the city’s Independence Day Celebration. The free event runs from 6- 10 pm and includes a carnival area for the kids, horse-drawn wagon rides, food vendors, live music, and a spectacular fireworks show at the end of the evening.

Independence Day in Round Top is big! The civil war-era cannon will roar promptly at 10 am, followed by handmade floats, antique cars and tractors, fire engines, trail riders, and longhorn cattle in the Round Top Rifle Parade. Listen to their Brass Band and let the kids catch candy and trinkets from the floats in Town Square. A lunch will be held at the Round Top Rifle Hall, followed by more festivities for the kids and an afternoon dance.

The Waller Freedom Fest is two days of fun activities for the whole family. Enjoy a WWII P-51 Mustang Flyover, helicopter rides at $35 per person for 3 people, bumper boats, a food zone, waterslides, arts and crafts, and much more. Admission is free as well as most of the entertainment.

Head to Webster’s Texas Avenue Park for Independence Day fun! Beginning at 5 pm, enjoy a Salute to Veterans, games, live entertainment, and more. Fireworks will wrap up the evening!


How will you be celebrating the birth of our nation? With so many 4th of July Houston fireworks shows and parades, there’s no shortage of fun things to do in Houston today! Let us know where you’re headed in the comments below: