The best 4th of July celebrations in Houston: fireworks, parades and live music

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The 4th of July is almost here and it's time to celebrate! From fireworks to parades, Americans celebrate this holiday in many ways.

Here are some different places you can visit for the celebration:

Shell Freedom over Texas

This annual Event offers six hours of festivities, live music, lawn games and children's entertainment areas with games and rides.

The event will take place in Eleanor Tinsley Park from 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. The highlight of the event will be the musically choreographed fireworks show on a scale of Texas.

The event donates a percentage of food and beverage sales to the Houston Food Bank.

This year, country-pop artist Russell Dickerson will headline the event and Jo Dee Messina and Chapel Hart will also perform. The full lineup of entertainment can be found here Here.

Shell Freedom Over Texas is free for children under five and costs $10 thereafter. Tickets are available Here.


For those who are willing to drive further, then Galveston's Fourth of July Independence Day Seawall Parade is definitely something not to be missed.

This is the fourth annual parade and will feature dozens of floats, decorated vehicles and performers. The parade begins on Seawall Blvd. at 22nd Street and continues to 45th Street.

End the day with the spectacular Fireworks on the beach at 21:15 37th Street and Seawall Blvd.

You can also combine this experience with the amusement park in Kemah! Back with a bang! 4th of July Parade for a free celebration from 10 am in Lighthouse Quarter.

The event includes live music from the Lone Star All Star Trio, a performance by Uncle Sam Stilt Walker and a set by The Slags.


Early risers can enjoy the Fishing Rodeo from 7:00 to 8:30 a.m. at Foster's Mill Ponds on the corner Kingwood Drive and Forest Garden.

They are also organizing a bike rodeo at 9 a.m. in the parking lot of the Kingwood Bible Church on the corner Oakwood Forest and Lake Houston Parkway.

The parade begins at 10 a.m. at Creekwood Middle School and ends at Kingwood High School. Further information about the parade, participation and registration can be found here: shortcut.

POST Houston's Skylawn Celebration

Festivities begin at 5 p.m. with activities including face painting, bars, food vendors, free balloon artists and live music performances by the Houston Brass Band and Alias ​​Band.

The Venue also offers a view of the “Shell Freedom Over Texas” fireworks display. Children under five are admitted free and Early Bird General Admission Tickets costs $20.

It is recommended to use public transport, such as metro or carpool to avoid the hassle of looking for a parking space.

To avoid overcrowding, seating will be limited at the event. For more information about the event, please visit Here.

Red, Hot & Blue Festival and fireworks spectacle in The Woodlands

The 27th annual tradition presents itself with a promising and unforgettable experience! The celebrations include food, family fun and an 18-minute fireworks display.

Because the event is so big, it takes place in several locations in The woods. With the City Park Green As the main attraction of the festival, the celebrations also take place in the North Shore Park, Waterway Square And Hughes landing.

These locations feature stalls selling food, drinks, face painting, balloon artists and children's crafts. Enjoy the fireworks in a more intimate setting and head to Rob Fleming Park.

At all locations, the celebrations and fireworks begin at 6 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.

Red, white and boom in the city of Sugar Land

The free event starts in Sugar Land at Crown Festival Park at 4 p.m. and features live music from School of Rock and The Foo Fakers Band.

You will find entertainment activities such as carnival games, bouncy castles, photo stations, face painting, airbrush art and climbing walls. The night ends with the largest fireworks display in Fort Bend County at 9:40 p.m.

To learn more about the various events in and around Houston, click here Here.

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