4th of July Fun in Houston

If you’re looking for something fun and exciting to do this 4th of July weekend in the Houston area you’re in luck. There are so many great events happening and almost all of them are free! Grab your friends/family and deck yourself out in all of the red, white, and blue attire you can get your hands on for one of these amazing celebratory events near you!

Friday July 1, 2016

  • Red, White, and Zoo at the Houston Zoo — Cool off at the Houston Zoo during their extended evening hours and let the kids make their own flag, march in a parade with Uncle Sam, and stroll through the zoo to find red, white, and blue animals. Tickets start at $9, not including ticket fees. 5PM-8PM.
  • Jurassic World Screening at Miller Outdoor Theatre — Watch a free screening of the 2015 thriller Jurassic World under the stars at Miller Outdoor Theatre. Movie starts at 8:30PM.

Saturday July 2, 2016

  • Patriotic Pies Cooking Class at Central Market — Learn how to make homemade pies just in time for your fourth of July celebrations. You’ll make strawberry basil tarts, key lime banana pie, and blueberry hand pies from scratch. Cost of the class is $55. Begins at 10AM.
  • Red, White, Blues & Brews in Sugar Land — Head on over to Sugar Land’s Town Square Plaza for a couple of hours of live music from Will Carter Band along with bites and brews from Baker Street Pub. 7:30PM-9:30PM.

Sunday July 3, 2016

  • Bayou Bikers Ride at Market Square Park — Join Bayou Bikers for a 25 to 40-mile ride along the bayous. Meet at Market Square Park at 8AM.
  • Star-Spangled Salute at The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion —  Celebrate Independence Day with the Houston Symphony as they perform a Star-Spangled Salute concert in the Woodlands at 8PM.

Monday July 4, 2016 (Independence Day)

  • 4th of July Celebration at Bayou Bend — Celebrate America with a reading of the Declaration of Independence, a slice of birthday cake, crafts, activities, performances, and more. Noon-5PM.
  • Red, Hot, & Blue Festival in The Woodlands — The Woodlands is celebrating with their 19th annual Red, Hot, & Blue festival featuring food, live entertainment on multiple stages, vendor booths, kids activities and firework show at Town Green Park. 6PM-10PM.
  • Galveston Independence Day Parade and Fireworks — Line the streets in Galveston and watch as floats, vehicles, and performers make their way down Seawall Boulevard during the 177th annual Independence Day Parade. End the night with a 20-minute fireworks show over the Gulf. 7:30PM.
  • Star-Spangled Salute at Miller Outdoor Theatre — Bring a blanket and lay out on the lawn of Miller Outdoor Theatre as you enjoy a concert of patriotic music from the Houston Symphony in celebration of Independence Day. Starts at 8:30PM.

For a full list of events happening around Houston, check out this event page.

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