Below is a complied list of some Fourth of July festival locations and fireworks shows going on around the Houston area.
Houston The city of Houston will be hosting its annual Southwest Airlines Freedom Over Texas with Entertainment presented by NRG on July 4. Sheryl Crow and Martina McBride will perform in the city's annual freedom celebration.
General admission to the Freedom Over Texas celebration is $8 per person. Children five and under are free.
Houston Symphony The Houston Symphony will be hosting its ExxonMobil Summer Symphony Nights: A Star Spangled Salute at the Miller Outdoor Theatre. It starts at 8:30pm and will last until 10:30pm.
CityCentre This year, CITYCENTRE expands its annual Independence Day celebration to highlight a weekend of family-friendly entertainment and fun.
Bayou Bend The annual 4th of July blowout at Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens offers up an extravaganza of Americana: performers, crafts, activities, refreshments, and more. Don't forget to sign the giant Declaration of Independence before you leave!
Friendswood The city of Friendswood is hosting a day full of events. It starts at 10am with a parade that travels down Friendswood Drive and will last until nighttime, concluding with a choreographed fireworks show that starts at 9:20pm.
Katy The city of Katy will be hosting its July 4th Freedom Celebration & Fireworks Show at approximately 9pm at Katy Mills Mall. The fireworks are launched between the east side of the mall and Katy Fort Bend Road and can be seen from several miles around the mall area.
Katy -- Cinco Ranch Go to LaCenterra at Cinco Ranch for the July 4th BIG Backyard Barbecue. It starts at 5:45pm and includes live entertainment, great food, events for the kids and a fabulous fireworks display.
Kemah Boardwalk The Kemah Boardwalk will be holding its Fourth of July Celebration on Independence Day. It will include live music and patriotic fireworks show over Galveston Bay. For more information, visit the Kemah Boardwalk website.
The Kingwood Town Center will be hosting a series of events between 2 and 9pm. The fabulous band "Thunder" will return as the headline group and will perform from 6-9pm.
Missouri City Missouri City's Fourth of July celebrations This year's 4th of July celebration will begin at 6pm at Buffalo Run Park. From 6:00-9:00 PM take advantage of the free activities including moonwalks, a rockwall, mechanical bulls, a zip line and more. Food will be available for purchase. The fireworks show will begin at approximately 9:15 PM. Parking will be available at Thurgood Marshall High School next to Buffalo Run Park. Kids are encouraged to participate in the "Messy Station". For $2, a can of silly string be purchased and enjoyed in the designated location! All proceeds benefit the Mayor's Youth Commission.
Nassau Bay Nassau Bay will be hosting a citywide celebration. For more information, call 281-333-4211 or visit www.nassaubay.com.
Pasadena The city of Pasadena will be hosting its largest city-sponsored event, the 4th Fest at the Pasadena Convention Center, 7902 Fairmont Parkway from 4-10pm. There will be a 20-minute long fireworks show, live music, a car show, kidzone, new attractions, USMC Toys for Tots BBQ Cook-off, games, prizes, vendors, water balloon war zone, sports and other entertainment. For more information, visit the city's website.
Pearland The city of Pearland will be hosting a full day of events at the Pearland High School Football Stadium, 3775 South Main. Gates open at 6pm and fireworks begin at 9pm. Admission is free. For more information, visit the city's website.
Rosenberg The city of Rosenberg will host its Family 4th Celebration at 6pm at Seabourne Creek Nature Park, 3831 Highway 36 South. This free event will include horse drawn wagon rides through the park, a carnival area for the kids, live entertainment, food vendors with a taste for everyone, and a spectacular fireworks display. For more information, call 832-595-3520 or visit the city's website, RosenbergEvents.
Seabrook The City of Seabrook will host a 4th of July Kids Parade on Thursday, July 4, 2012 beginning at 10am. at Meador Park, 2100 Meyer Road. Stick around after the parade for more fun and games including face painting and a moonwalk. Refreshments and hot dogs will also be available. Please bring your lawn chairs and cameras.
Sugar Land Head to Constellation Field for the city of Sugar Land's Fourth of July celebration – the Star Spangled Celebration, which features a variety of events including live music and a fireworks display. The event is scheduled for July 4 from 6-10 p.m.
Tomball 4th of July Parade - Highway 249 Business, north of FM 2920. Fireworks display at 9:15 p.m.
Webster Texas Ave. Park 5pm Free snow cones, watermelon and games! Friendswood Fourth of July Celebration "Sounds of Freedom" - FM 518 and Heritage Drive. For the fireworks, go to Clear Brook High School and take the shuttle to Centennial park to see Fireworks at 9:20 p.m
The Woodlands The Woodlands has an entire day of activities planned for Fourth of July. It starts with a parade at 9am at Grogan's Mill Road and Lake Woodlands Drive and ends at dusk with a fireworks display off the shore of Lake Robbins. For more information, visit the city's South Country 4th of July website.
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