Things To Do In Houston This July


Summer is here and if you have kids that means you’ve heard “I’m bored!” too many times to count. Need a fun, family friendly activity in Houston? There’s always something going on in the greater Houston metro but this summer there are also plenty of great events for the kids. Get your culture on by taking the kids to a play, spending an afternoon listening to story time or take in the Houston Symphony. The 4th of July is this month and that means fireworks. If you aren’t lighting them off in your own backyard there are plenty of great venues putting on spectacular fireworks displays for the 4th of July. Many include music, parades and of course — food!

Fireworks in Houston

Have a safe and happy 4th of July!

Things to do in Houston during July 2015


Summer Storytime Tours at Rienzi

When: June 03, 2015 – July 22, 2015 (Every Wednesday)
Where: Rienzi

1406 Kirby Dr., Houston, TX 77019

Introduce children to the magic of art and literature in an intimate, house-museum setting. Storytime Tours are a fun and interactive activity featuring stories related to themes highlighted in the Rienzi Collection. Admission is free. Reservations are suggested, but drop-ins are welcome. Call 713.639.7800 for more information. Recommended ages: 3+

Space: A Journey to Our Future

When: June 10, 2015 – September 06, 2015 (Recurring daily)
Where: Space Center Houston

1601 NASA Parkway, Houston, TX 77058

Train for a mission to Mars, maneuver a rover and catch a star in Space Center Houston’s summer exhibit, “Space: A Journey to Our Future,” May 23-Sept. 6. Visitors will walk inside a ‘Mars base camp’ and build their own first human colonies. This immersive summer exhibit will bring visitors from humanity’s past heroic achievements through today’s exciting discoveries and on to the excitement of Mars exploration.

Forces Unite Play

When: June 08, 2015 – August 15, 2015
Where: Children’s Museum of Houston

1500 Binz Street, Houston, TX 77004

Dr. Boredom has stolen all superheroes and villains’ powers and it’s up to you to help forces unite! Join The League’s superheroes:  Power House, Snapshot, Spark, and Whiz Kid; and supervillains:  Strongman, Chill, Quick Cut, as they unite to beat Boredom and all that stands against summer fun in a live musical production at the Children’s Museum of Houston.

4th of July Events in Houston

Houston Symphony’s Star Spangled Salute

When: July 3rd | 8pm
Where: Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

Celebrate America’s birthday with a bang at the annual Star-Spangled Salute July 3. This free Independence Eve spectacular, which has been a tradition at The Pavilion for 25 years, features the Houston Symphony in a selection of patriotic favorites. Steven Reineke conducts and is joined by vocalist, Christopher Johnstone. Doors open at 6:30 pm.

4th of July Weekend at CityCentre

When: July 3rd – 5th
Where: CityCentre

The July 4 weekend welcomes four nights of free concerts plus an Independence Day fireworks spectacular to CityCentre. Festivities begin on July 3 with classic rock band Legendary Rhythm Bandits from 7 until 10 PM and continue on July 4 with 90s country tunes from Mustache The Band starting at 7 PM and a fireworks spectacular at 9:30 PM. On July 5, The M-80’s bring New Wave sounds to the district from 7 until 10 PM, and the weekend concludes on July 6 with The Coconuts’ Jimmy Buffet influenced rock from 5 until 8 PM.

July 4th Celebration at Bayou Bend

When: July 4th, 2015 | 1-5pm
Where: Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens

6003 Memorial Drive, Houston, TX 77007

With performers, crafts, activities, refreshments, and much more, join the The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston to celebrate Independence Day at Houston’s home for American decorative arts and paintings. A reading of the Declaration of Independence beings at 3 p.m. on the Diana Terrace of the Bayou Bend house and will be followed by birthday cake. And don’t forget to sign the giant replica of the Declaration of Independence before you leave to remind us the freedom and privileges we have in this country.

Southwest Airlines Freedom Over Texas

When: July 4th, 2015 | 4-10pm
Where: Eleanor Tinsley Park

The Mayor’s Official 4th of July Celebration has been a six hour event of festivities and tradition in Houston, for decades. Located in the newly renovated Eleanor Tinsley Park on Buffalo Bayou, it has become Houston’s signature annual Independence Day celebration and attracts nationally recognized recording artists as well as regional and local talent.

18th Annual Red, Hot & Blue Festival & Fireworks Extravaganza

When: July 4th | 6-10pm
Where: Town Green Park and Waterway Square, Woodlands, TX

This all evening free event celebrating American Heroes, will have two locations along the Waterway. Enjoy your Independence Day at both Town Green Park and Waterway Square, each featuring a main stage and activities for all ages.

Independence Day Parade and Fireworks Show

When: July 4th | 7:30pm – 10pm
Where: Galveston Island

Join Galveston Island as they commemorate America’s freedom with their annual Independence Day Parade. The parade will begin at 7:30pm on Seawall Boulevard from 28th Street and will progress down to 53rd Street. It will feature local groups, performers, creative floats and decorated military vehicles. When the parade has ended, head over to 37th Street and Seawall Boulevard where Galveston will present a 20-minute long fireworks show at 9:15pm over the waters of the Gulf.

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