HOUSTON (KTRK) -- There are several places you can celebrate Independence Day in the Houston area, but these are our viewers' favorites.
Freedom Over Texas
Two country music superstars are performing this year - Josh Turner will take the stage at 7 p.m., followed by Clint Black. If you don't feel like braving the crowds, you can always watch the show at home on ABC-13. Tickets are $10 online or at the gates the day of, but you can save $2 if you purchase them today. Children 5 and under are free.
If you're spending the holiday in Galveston, there's a Fourth of July Seawall Parade! The parade will begin around 7:45 p.m., and officials expect it to wrap up by 9 p.m. Fireworks will immediately follow the parade.
Head to Town Green Park and along The Woodlands Waterway for the 18th Annual Red, Hot and Blue Festival on Saturday from 6 to 10 p.m. The Fireworks Extravaganza will begin at dusk.
Fireworks Over Lake Conroe
If you're lucky enough to have access to a boat, the sky over Lake Conroe will be lit up for the Fourth. You can see the fireworks from locations along the south end of Lake Conroe. Prime viewing location suggestions include Fajita Jacks, Wolfies Restaurant and Sports Bar, or The Back Porch. The fireworks start around 9:15 p.m.
Baytown's Bicentennial Park
Clay Walker is the headliner for the free shows at Bicentennial Park in Baytown. The action gets underway at 4 p.m., and the parade begins at 5:30 p.m.
Splashtown celebrates Independence Day with BBQ, activities, music, games, prizes, and a spectacular fireworks show! Purchase your tickets online before you go and an all-day pass is $34.99.
Waller Freedom Festival
The Waller Freedom Festival is two days of fun at the Waller High School Stadium! There are fireworks tonight and Saturday. Admission and amusements are free, but they ask that everyone bring a canned good donation for the WARM Food Pantry. There will be a zipline, waterslides, rock wall, bubble runners, bumper boats, and more! There are even helicopter rides for $25 a person.
Pasadena Convention Center
Pasadena's Annual 4th Fest Event is all day on Saturday. 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. The 4th Fest Car and Motorcycle Show starts at noon, and 4th Fest gets underway at 4 p.m. at the Pasadena Convention Center.
The Festival at Kingwood Town Center begins at 2 p.m. and ends at 9 p.m. with the traditional fireworks display. A 70s band will entertain from 3 to 6 p.m. and a show band takes the stage after that. There will be jumping castles and a bungee jump for the kids, as well as craft and food booths.
Head to Pearland High School for an all-American Independence Day celebration. Stadium and field seating will be available at no charge beginning at 6 p.m. The Kids Zone will include inflatable slides, bounce houses, and other games. Additionally, enjoy a variety of strolling entertainment around the stadium. The fireworks get underway at 9 p.m.
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