Things to do in Houston on July 4th, 2022 - Best of the best events

Things to do in Houston on July 4th, 2022 | Best 4th July Celebrations in Houston

There is truly a lot going on for July 4th in the Houston area. We have written separately about all the 4th July fireworks events in Houston, as well as all the Independence Day music concerts, parades, and other celebrations across various parts of Houston and the neighboring cities.

However, with so much going on, the question is what is the best you to spend your time on July 4th? To make it easier for you, we are pulling together the best events where you can enjoy Independence Day parades, live entertainment, and fireworks; all in 1 place.

Check out our top 10 July 4th celebrations in Houston and let us know if you have anything that you feel should be on this list.

Editor’s Note: Our staff tries to bring you the most updated information. However, event details can change based on weather and other factors. As always, please check the website of the organizer (using the link provided in the title of the event) to verify the information before heading out.

Things to do in Houston on July 4th – Best of the best celebrations for fireworks, parades & more

Fireworks in Downtown Houston – Shell Freedom Over Texas

July 4 Freedom Over Texas Fireworks in Houston

Freedom Over Texas July 4th Event in Houston

With an average turnout of 50,000 people and live Houston television coverage, this event has established itself as Houston’s yearly distinctive July 4th celebration. Freedom Over Texas will be held in person this year along Allen Parkway for six hours of festivities, customs, and live music venues. It will include performances by local, regional, and international artists, and it will be topped off by a musically orchestrated fireworks finale that is “Texas-sized.”

The music lineup includes Step Rideau and the Zydeco Outlaws, Walker County, a country sister duo, and rapper Blanco Brown, country music band Sawyer Brown followed by headliner Clay Walker!!!

In addition to the great music, there will be lots of fun for everyone to look forward to including a Kids Zone,  and the Dr. Pepper Cool Zone, featuring Houston professional sports teams, live music, and food.

When: July 4, 2022  |  4:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Where: 18-3600 Allen Pkwy, Houston, TX 77019
Cost: $10. Get Tickets for the Shell Freedom Over Texas 2022 event.

Looking for more details, check out our post on Shell Freedom Over Texas 2022 celebrations! 

Red White and Boom in Sugar Land

Best July 4th Celebrations in Houston - Red, White and Boom in Sugar Land

Best July 4th Celebrations in Houston – Red, White and Boom in Sugar Land

Celebrate Independence Day at The Crown Festival Park with patriotic family fun and activities for all ages! Sugar Land will have a variety of great food, activities, photo opportunities, vendor booths, live musical entertainment and of course, a dazzling firework display to conclude the celebration.

Gates open at 5 p.m. Entertainment, food and activities will take place from 6 – 8:45 p.m. Fireworks will begin at approximately 9 p.m.

Localite Houston Tip: Number of guests are limited to parking and shuttling capacities. Secure your spot early after the gates open at 5 pm. Shuttle locations: University of Houston-Sugar Land and Smart Financial Centre

When: July 4, 2022 |  6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Where: Crown Festival Park, 18355 Southwest Freeway, Houston TX 77479
Cost: Free

Enjoy 4th of July festivities on Galveston Island

Best 4th July Celebrations in Houston - Parade on the Seawall in Galveston

Best 4th July Celebrations in Houston – Parade on the Seawall in Galveston

Want to enjoy a different type of July 4th experience? Make plans to visit Galveston!!! Galveston Island makes a fantastic setting for the July 4th parade which takes place on Seawall Boulevard!

The evening of July 4 will see the annual Independence Day parade which will include floats, adorned cars, and performers. Starting at 59th Street and concluding at 27th Street, a procession on Seawall Boulevard will begin the parade at 6 o’clock in the evening.

After the parade, the island will host brand-new drone shows over the Gulf of Mexico at 9PM and 10:30PM near 37th Street and Seawall Boulevard. Among the top things to do in Houston this week with family!!!

When: July 4, 2022, 6 pm to 8 pm
Where: Seawall Boulevard, 59th Street, Galveston, Texas  77550
How Much: Free


Got any other Things to do in Houston on July 4th, 2022? Comment below and let us know! 

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