Free freedom celebrations this weekend

Freedom over Texas with Fireworks presented by Shell is one of the many events taking part across our area to celebrate the Fourth of July on Sunday.

July 2, 2010 5:41:33 PM PDT
It's Free Stuff Friday, and the theme is all about the free things you can do on the Fourth of July, so get your pen and paper ready! The Woodlands Fourth of July activities include a parade at Market Street Saturday at 9am and pre-concert activities at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion starting at 6:30pm. The weekend's events will conclude at the Town Center from 6 to 10pm with fireworks starting at 9:30pm.

In Galveston, the free activities begin at 10am Saturday with the historic downtown Fourth of July parade. On Independence Day, there will be a fireworks display at 9pm on 37th Street and Seawall Boulevard.

Pasadena will be holding all of their Fourth of July festivities on Saturday, July 3 at the Pasadena convention center and municipal fairgrounds. The free event is from 4 to 10pm and will include a car show, an air-conditioned kid zone, music, and fireworks.

Katy's July 4th Freedom Celebration will include a fireworks display at 9pm on Sunday, July 4th. The best place to sit will be on the east side of the Katy Mills Mall.

Sugarland's Red, White and Bluefest will be held on Sunday at Oyster Creek Park from 5 to 10pm. The family-friendly event will provide free shuttle service to and from the park starting at Mercer Stadium. The event is free and open to the public. The fireworks show concludes the festivities at 9:30pm.

In Friendswood, this year's 4th of July theme is "Red, White, And Blue Go Green, Keep Friendswood Beautiful." On Sunday, there is live entertainment and a fireworks display at the Centennial Park with free shuttle service starting at 6:30pm. There will also be a parade Monday, July 5 at 10 am and will conclude at Stevenson Park with rides, games, food, and live entertainment.

And, as we have been telling you, there is always the 'Freedom Over Texas' celebration at Eleanor Tinsley Park. If you don't want to, or can't make it to the park, you

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