Houston area Fourth of July events

HOUSTON We compiled a list of some of the shows that will or won't be happening.

At Eleanor Tinsley Park near downtown Houston, preparations are underway for Freedom Over Texas -- Houston's official Fourth of July celebration. And the fireworks show will go on.

Missouri City's fireworks display is also still slated to happen, as are those in Pasadena, Baytown, Deer Park, Galveston, Kingwood, Spring, Pearland, Friendswood, Sugar Land and Katy.

However, concerns over the extreme drought conditions mean some organizers are canceling. That's what is happening in The Woodlands and in Rosenberg.

In Tomball, people celebrating the Fourth of July will watch the Freedom Over Texas fireworks on a big screen.

This is by no means a complete list. We will be updating and adding to it as we continue to gather information from municipalities in our viewing area.

We also have a list of where personal fireworks sale and use are banned.

Below is a complied list of some July 4th festival locations around the Houston area.


Freedom Over Texas: Fireworks will ignite the sky, and country tunes will set the stage for an extraordinary patriotic celebration at Mayor Annise Parker's official Fourth of July event, Freedom Over Texas. Country music artists Jack Ingram, Chris Young and Rodney Atkins will perform at the annual event held from 4 to 10pm on Monday, July 4, culminating with a spectacular fireworks show that will light up the downtown skyline.

Admission to the event is FREE with the donation of one canned food item per person for the Houston Food Bank. In conjunction with the Fourth of July festivities, the State of Texas celebrates its 175th anniversary this year.
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Sunday July 3, 2011 Dusk (9:15pm): Conroe/Lake Conroe Chamber of Commerce Fireworks Show on the Lake Conroe Dam (Fireworks canceled due to drought conditions; laser light show instead)
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The city will host fireworks every night July 4th weekend. On the 4th of July, Galveston Island will celebrate with its annual downtown parade at 10am featuring a procession of floats, decorated military vehicles and performers. The parade will begin at Santa Fe and 25th streets and continue through downtown before ending at the Galveston Railroad Museum for a patriotic celebration with live music and refreshments. The event is organized by the Historic Downtown Strand Seaport Partnership and Galveston County Marine Corps League.

That evening, the island will host a 20-minute fireworks show over the Gulf of Mexico at 37th Street and Seawall Boulevard. The beachfront fireworks display – sponsored by the Galveston Park Board of Trustees – will begin at 9:15pm.
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Houston Symphony

A Star-Spangled Salute at Miller Outdoor Theatre Ticket information: Free, assigned seat tickets are available at the Miller Theatre Box Office on first-come first-serve basis while supplies last between 10:30am and 1pm on the day of the performance.
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League City

Celebration at League Park
Citizen's Appreciation Day
500 E. Main
Monday, July 4 at 11:30am
Call: 281-554-1000
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Katy Freedom Celebration at Katy Mills Mall, 5000 Katy Mills Cir.
The 22nd Annual Katy Freedom Celebration fireworks display will be held at Katy Mills Mall on Monday, July 4. The fireworks are launched between the east side of the mall and Katy Fort Bend Road. The display begins at dark (approximately 9pm) and can be viewed from several miles around the mall area.
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Katy -- Cinco Ranch

LaCenterra's July 4th BIG Backyard Barbecue at LaCenterra at Cinco Ranch, 23501 Cinco Ranch Boulevard at Grand Parkway
It's time again for LaCenterra's July 4th BIG Backyard Barbecue. The Independence Day tradition kicks off Monday, July 4 at 5:30 p.m. with a tasty blend of live music. Guest are invited relax and enjoy an evening of live entertainment, great food from LaCenterra restaurants, a colorful Kids' Zone and an incredible fireworks display from Pyrotecnico at 9:30pm!
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Kemah Boardwalk

Fireworks Display on Monday, July 4 at 9:30pm.
Call: 281-334-1611
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The Spirit of Volunteerism's Independence Day Parade at the Visitors Center, on Monday, July 4 at 10:30am.
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A Fourth of July parade will begin at 10am at Creekwood Middle School and will end at Kingwood High School. Make sure to come out early to get good seats along the route!
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Missouri City

27th Annual July 4th Celebration
Buffalo Run Park, 1122 Buffalo Run Blvd.
7-9pm -- Free Entertainment (Laser Tag, Video Games, Bounce Houses, Rockwall & More) Food available for purchase
9:15pm -- Fireworks
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Brookshire Brothers Freedom Fest presented by metro PCS will once again be offering all the sights, sounds and tastes of an old-fashioned, community-wide Independence Day celebration on July 4 in Festival Plaza between 5 and 9pm.
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Nassau Bay

July 4th Parade at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 18220 Upper Bay Road at 5pm
Fireworks Display - Nassau Bay Park, Upper Bay Road, Sunday, July 4, at 9pm
Call: 281-333-4211
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Celebration of Freedom on Monday, July 4, 2011 at Pearland High School Football Stadium (3775 South Main); gates open at 6pm, Fireworks begin at 9pm Admission is free admission to the concert and there's a free shuttle service provided from Bailey Campus (corner of Bailey & Veterans) & Pearland HS north lot.
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Family 4th Independence Day Celebration on July 4 at 10pm at Seabourne Creek Nature Park, 3831 Highway 36 South
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Children's Bike Parade at Meador Park, 2100 Meyer Rd. on Monday, July 4 at 10am
Call: 281-291-5600
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Sugar Land

Sugar Land residents get fired up for the City's 26th annual Red White and Bluefest ready to set the skies ablaze of Oyster Creek Park on Monday, July 4th from 5 to 10pm. Celebrate America's 235th birthday with family, friends and fellow residents while enjoying new main stage performances, more delicious county fair-type goodies and numerous children's activities.
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The Woodlands

14th Annual Red, Hot & Blue Festival at Town Green Park and Waterway Square between 6 and 10pm on Monday July 4. (Fireworks canceled due to dry conditions, but festival will go on)
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