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4th of July Events in and around Houston – Covid-19 Edition

4th of July Events in and around Houston – Covid-19 Edition

Like everything else in 2020, the 4th of July events in Houston will be a little different. Some of the events are virtual, while others have many new policies in place to ensure the public safety.

Whatever you choose to do this Independence Day – spending time with family, watching fireworks, spending time on the water, etc – we hope you stay safe and have a wonderful time! 

4th of July Events in and around Houston – Covid-19 Edition 

Shell Freedom over Texas

When: July 4th, 2020

Where: Virtual Event 

Houston’s signature patriotic celebration is back with a 2020 approach. Shell Freedom Over Texas will feature a vigorous line up of live and virtual entertainers via broadcast and live streaming on Saturday, July 4th from 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. Mayor Sylvester Turner’s mission is to uphold the health and safety of all Houstonians. This year, guests will not gather for the annual festival on Buffalo Bayou in Eleanor Tinsley and Sam Houston Parks, but will honor the City’s cherished tradition under a new format.

"We will celebrate Houston's diversity and America's Freedom at the city's signature Independence Day event in a new way," said Mayor Sylvester Turner. "This is an opportunity for us to recognize our community for its perseverance through the ongoing pandemic. I am personally grateful to our NEW title sponsor, Shell Oil Company, and NEW fireworks sponsor, Reliant. Their support means we can also honor organizations that have been on the frontlines during the health crisis. I am also grateful for our returning annual sponsors Walmart, Dr. Pepper, and Bud Light Seltzer, who continue to support this important community event."

The evening will kick off with a patriotic tribute by the Houston Symphony, followed by performances with guest artists Houston rappers, humanitarians and philanthropists, Bun B and Trae Tha Truth, nationally acclaimed mariachi band Mariachi Imperial De America, and Houston sibling Norteño trio Los Luzeros De Rioverde. Additional performers to be announced. The 3 hour event will be available via ABC13 Houston.

Independence Day Concert Series – City Centre Houston

When: July 4th, 2020

Where: 800 Town & Country Blvd

Houston, TX

Independence Day welcomes a concert series of live music that you don’t want to miss!*

Live Music schedule for Saturday, July 4:

12:30 - 2:30 PM: Applehead (Blues & Rock)

3 - 5 PM: KDK Band (Pop & Variety)

6 - 9 PM. People’s Choice Band (Country & Pop)

As a courtesy, no outside food or beverages are allowed. Our restaurants offer delicious menu items that can also conveniently be taken to-go.

*Weather permitting; Any changes to the day’s schedule of events will be communicated on CITYCENTRE’S Facebook and Instagram pages. Due to COVID19, we have decided to cancel our annual fireworks show.

City of Bellaire 4th of July Parade

When: July 4th, 2020

Where: Bellaire, TX

9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

This year, we are bringing the parade to you!

Interested in being in the parade? Fill out form here! Contact Victoria Arevalo, 713-662-8291 for more information.

For more information, contact the Bellaire Recreation Center at 713-662-8280.

Click here to view a map of the parade route.

4th of July in The Woodlands

When: July 4th, 2020

Where: The Woodlands, TX

Due to COVID-19, please note the festival portion of the 2020 Red, Hot & Blue Festival & Fireworks Extravaganza has been cancelled. 

The 18-minute Red, Hot & Blue Fireworks Extravaganza, presented by St. Luke’s Hospital – The Woodlands, will be launched from the campus of Lone Star College – Montgomery at approximately 9:30 p.m. Experience both the sights and sounds of the Fireworks Extravaganza by tuning in to KSTAR Country 99.7 FM to broadcast the soundtrack live on www.kstarcountry.com or by downloading the app. The app can be found by searching “KSTAR Country Radio” in the App Store or on Google Play. 

Live video feed of the Fireworks Extravaganza will be available on Woodlands Online.

Fireworks will be visible from areas in the immediate vicinity of the college campus, as well as the west side of SH 242 near I-45, including The Woodlands College Park High School and various locations in the College Park Shopping Center. To ensure spectators have the best fireworks visibility possible, fireworks teaser shots will be fired at 9, 9:10 and 9:20 p.m.

Those planning to view the fireworks onsite should practice social distancing and continue following all guidelines recommended by the CDC while viewing the fireworks.

Galveston Island 4th of July Parade

When: July 4th, 2020

Where: Downtown Galveston

Galveston Island will host its annual 4th of July Parade on Saturday, July 4, beginning at 10am.  The parade will begin at 25th Street and Santa Fe Place, continue south on 25th Street, then east on Postoffice Street, then north on 21st,  and continue west on The Strand back to 25th Street.

Events in Houston this July

Events in Houston this July

It’s July in Houston and that means we celebrate Independence Day! No one does the 4thof July quite like Texans and these events in Houston area this July prove it. In addition to the many 4thof July celebrations taking place, we’re also celebrating the 50thanniversary of the moon landing!

Events in Houston this July

180thCity of Galveston Celebration Independence Day Parade and Fireworks

When: July 4th, 2019

Where: 37thstreet and Seawall Blvd

Galveston, TX

Coming up the evening of July 4, Galveston Island will celebrate its annual Independence Day with a parade featuring a procession of floats, decorated military vehicles and performers. The parade will kick off at 7 p.m. with a procession on Seawall Boulevard starting at 59th Street and ending at 25th Street.  After the parade, the island will host a 20-minute fireworks show over the Gulf of Mexico at 9:15 p.m. near 37th Street and Seawall Boulevard. 

Citgo Freedom over Texas 2019

When: July 4th, 2019

Where: Eleanor Tinsley Park

500 Allen Parkway

Houston, TX

This year Houstonians will celebrate more than three decades of July 4th music and fireworks on Buffalo Bayou. The city’s signature tribute to patriotism - CITGO Freedom Over Texas – returns with NEW live music acts including Jake Owen and Kellie Pickler followed by a spectacular fireworks show, Thursday, July 4th from 4 p.m. – 10 p.m.

City of Bellaire Fourth of July Parade and Festival

When: July 4th, 2019

Where: Bellaire Town Square

7008 5thStreet

Bellaire, TX

The annual 4th of July parade begins at 9:30 A.M. and is followed by the community festival from 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM The event is free and open to the public.

Activities Include:

- Carnival Games

- Petting Zoo

- Rides

- Live Music

- Food from local restaurants

*some activities and food may require tickets that can be purchased at the event

4thof July Celebration

When: July 4th, 2019

Where: Buffalo Run Park

1122 Buffalo Run Blvd

Missouri City, TX

Join us for Missouri City's annual 4th of July Celebration! Celebrate the holiday with a variety of entertainment, activities, and tasty treats! Seating is available in the Thurgood Marshall High School stadium. Sit back, relax, and watch the fireworks show beginning at 9:15 pm! Event parking around Thurgood Marshall High School will be limited and taking advantage of Metro shuttles at the Park & Ride location (13849 Fondren Rd) is highly encouraged. Metro busses will be running from 5:45 pm until the conclusion of the event. These shuttles are FREE and offer a close drop off to the event location!

Red, Hot & Blue Festival and Fireworks Extravaganza

When: July 4th, 2019

Where: Lake Woodlands

2099 Lake Robbins Drive

The Woodlands, TX

Celebrate freedom in The Woodlands with great food, live entertainment, children’s activities and family fun at multiple locations throughout The Woodlands on Thursday, July 4, 2019 from 6 to 10 p.m. This community-wide celebration offers fun for all ages.

The event culminates with the 18-minute Fireworks Extravaganza over The Woodlands at approximately 9:30 p.m. The primary fireworks display will be located in Lake Woodlands adjacent to Northshore Park, with a secondary close-proximity (special effects) display at Town Green Park. The Fireworks Extravaganza will also feature a fireworks display in the Waterway Square District near Timberloch Place and Waterway Avenue and Rob Fleming Park in the Village of Creekside Park. To ensure spectators have the best fireworks visibility possible, fireworks teaser shots will be fired from all launch locations at 9, 9:10 and 9:20 p.m.

July 4thCelebration and Street Festival

When: July 4th, 2019

Where: Business 249 North of FM 2920

Tomball, TX

Scheduled to perform an evening of Country tunes and Southern Rock is Texas Country Music Hall of Fame group, The Posse. There will be a special patriotic tribute to American and its veterans, food vendors and a giant kids’ zone followed by an aerial fireworks display at dusk. Admission and parking are free.

7thannual VegFest

When: July 13th, 2019

Where: Minute Maid Park

501 Crawford Street

Houston, TX

VegFest Houston is The Premier Vegan Community Festival of Texas! In 2010, our co-founder Kristen Lee Ohanyan proposed the idea for Houston's first and only vegan festival to her fellow Vegan Society of P.E.A.C.E. board members & leadership team colleagues. That dream soon became a reality! With the support of our dedicated volunteers, our nonprofit created the first-ever VegFest Houston, which debuted in 2011.

VegFest Houston was held at Pecore Hall in Montrose in 2011 and 2012, and then moved to the larger Pershing Middle School campus in Bellaire for 2013 and 2014. The festival went on hiatus from 2015-2016 while our nonprofit organization launched exciting new outreach projects, created additional annual events, and expanded our fundraising. An even larger venue was also sought out in order to meet the needs of our growing vegan festival, as well as a fresh new format. We were pleased to officially move to the Stafford Centre Convention Hall for 2017 and 2018, where we ran out of space for the size and scope of our festival! Now, we have expanded to an even larger venue for 2019 at Minute Maid Park!

Bastille Day Houston

When: July 13th, 2019

Where: Houston Polo Club

8552 Memorial Drive

Houston, TX

Join us on July 13th to celebrate Bastille Day at the Houston Polo Club: a festive event bringing together the French, American and international communities - the perfect occasion to celebrate Houston diversity!

Stroll through the beautiful grounds of the Houston Polo Club, learn a bit about France’s history and values with the traditional speech by the Consul General of France, watch a polo game and play pétanque before the party officially begins with food trucks and music courtesy of DJ Julien Nolan.

Don’t forget to bring your favorite wine to share with friends (please note that this is a BYOB event, only beer and wine will be allowed on the grounds of the Houston Polo Club).

Houston World Series of Dog Shows

When: July 17th, 2019

Where: NRG Park

2500 Tanglewilde

Houston, TX

The Houston World Series of Dog Shows takes place in Houston’s state-of-the-art NRG Center. It is a cluster show, meaning it is actually several separate shows, held over consecutive days. Beginning Wednesday, visitors can catch the more than 30 independent breed specialty competitions, as well as the Houston Hound, Working Dog and All-Terrier shows — don’t miss the chance to chat with owners/handlers as they prepare their show dogs in the Crating and Grooming area. Thursday offers an all-specialty group of shows with only Conformation (Breed Judging) competitions that end with a “Best in Show” award. Friday, Saturday and Sunday each culminate with a “Best of Show” winner, chosen from finalists among the seven variety groups with more than 150 different breeds represented. The four “Best in Show” winners may or may not be the same dog.

Our mission is to enhance the public’s knowledge about purebred dogs. We offer the popular Meet the Breeds event where the public can get hands-on experience with more than 110 breeds and discuss their advantages and disadvantages with breed experts. Check Schedule of Events for a complete listing of times and events.

Alvin Community Moon Landing Celebration

When: July 20th, 2019

Where: Briscoe Drive

Alvin, TX

Calling all space cadets… Are you ready for some out of this world fun? Alvin Parks and Recreation and the Alvin Convention and Visitors Bureau are celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the man on the moon!  Join us Saturday, June 20 as we host space-themed activities, costume contests, and more! We are over the moon excited for this galaxy-sized event.  Come have a blast with us!

For a full list of activities and times visit us on Facebook or click here for a map.

Lone Star Pirate Festival

When: July 20th, 2019

Where: Warehouse Live

813 St Emanuel Street

Houston, TX 

Musical Blades, Blaggards, The Bilge Pumps, Dem Damn Dames, Capt'n Tor & the Naer Do Well Cads Pirate Invasion, Pride of Bedlam

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