Events in Houston this July

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Summer is in full festival swing in Houston. If you’re looking for events in Houston this July, be sure to check out the list of family friendly activities taking place in Houston in the surrounding metro area for this month.

Events in Houston this July

Ultimate Mega Fest
When: July 3rd, 2017
Where: Hobby Event Center
9906 Gulf Fwy
Houston, TX

UMF kicks off the 2017 summer Caribbean festival season in Houston with its annual cooler fête. Billed as the largest concert of its style, this year the festival features soca, reggae, and chutney music.

2 Day Independence Celebration
When: July 3rd and 4th, 2017
Where: Bicentennial Park Baytown
1001 Market Street
Baytown, TX

Join the city of Baytown in celebrating the nation’s birthday! Festivities kick off on Monday at Bicentennial Park with performances by Mambo Jazz Kings, Grand Funk Railroad, and Josh Turner. Fireworks and a parade make this an event you won’t want to miss!

Freedom over Texas
When: July 4th, 2017
Where: Eleanor Tinsley Park
500 Allen Parkway
Houston, TX

Celebrating 30 years of July 4th music, fireworks and fanfare on Buffalo Bayou, Houston’s signature patriotic event – CITGO Freedom Over Texas – will turn it WAY up with live performances, family activities and stunning pyrotechnics Tuesday, July 4th from 4 p.m. – 10 p.m. For the first time in the event’s history, the celebration will kick off with a patriotic tribute by United States Air Force Band of the West. Grammy-nominated and CMA-winning artist, HUNTER HAYES will follow before multi-platinum selling, 2016 MTV Video Music Award-winning DNCE takes the stage.As is tradition, the evening will conclude with a spectacular blast of fireworks thanks to CITGO who has provided the finale since 2015. This year, CITGO signed on as a dual sponsor providing both the pyrotechnics and titling the event for the next three years.

First Saturday Arts Market 
When: Now through August 5th, 2017
Where: 540 W. 19th Street
Houston, TX

First Saturday Arts Market is open evenings 6 – 10 p.m.
June 3 and July 1, on August 5 the market takes part in White Linen Night in the Heights and sets up shop on the 200 & 300 block of W. 19th St. Watch this website for those details.

Vegfest Houston
When: July 17th, 2017
Where: Rice Village

This amazing, diverse, all-vegan community event is held right here in the nation’s 4th largest city. It’s no wonder, since Houston is ranked the 4th “Most Veg-friendly City” in the nation as of 2012, making us the top Texas Veg-friendly city! This festival is produced entirely by volunteers from our nonprofit organization. Our popular event features vegan vendors and exhibitors, family-friendly kids activities, giveaways and more. VegFest Houston promotes an ethical, compassionate and truly sustainable world for all. Ours is one of the most diverse vegan festivals in the nation!!!

Fajita Festival
When: July 22nd, 2017
Where: Houston Toros Soccer Facilty
2202 Summer Street
Houston, TX

The Houston Fajita Festival 2017 is a celebration of Mexican culture, food, drinks, and entertainment. Come hungry with family and friends to enjoy a day filled with a variety of delicious fajita choices! Texas cookers and grill masters will have everything from beef to seafood.  Plus enjoy live art at the “Mural wall”, play with the kids in the “Playground” or relax with the cooling misters in the “Chill Zone”.

Houston Dental Festival
When: Now through July 22nd, 2017
Where: St. Joseph Medical Plaza
2101 Crawford Street
Houston, TX

Dental Fest Houston is committed to finding ways to serve the underserved population of all age groups and low income communities.

Harvest Festival
When: July 28th, 2017
Where: Messina HOF Winery and Resort
4545 Old Reliance Rd
Bryan, TX

Bring the family out for a fun-filled day of picking and stomping the very grapes that go into making Messina Hof’s award-winning Ports. Stay for tour and tasting, and Vineyard Cuisine lunch buffet. Round out your afternoon with a food & wine pairing class. You’ll also receive a souvenir “Harvest Crew” t-shirt signed with your very own purple stomping feet. Let the fun of Harvest continue by joining us Friday & Saturday nights for specialty events that feature world class Vineyard Cuisine expertly paired with Messina Hof’s finest wines. We can’t wait to share this winemaking experience with you!

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