Gearing up for Fourth of July events across the area

After last year's Fourth of July flooding cancelled events across the area, cities are getting ready for a dry Independence Day.

Tomball has the largest Fourth of July event in Northwest Harris County.

Tomball's Mike Baxter said besides a celebration of our nation and independence.

"We also have a tribute to veterans, active military and those missing in action that's a big part of our event," said Baxter.

Galveston has events all weekend and expect anywhere between 250,000 to 500,000 people this holiday.

Sugar Land's events return to the Crown Festival Park site.

Bellaire's parade begins at 9:30 A.M., followed by festival in Bellaire Town Square.

Houston Symphony’s Eric Skelly said this year is special as they celebrate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing.

"We're going to honor NASA in music with pieces like "Moondance" and John Adams' "Short Ride in a Fast Machine" and the music from the film "The Right Stuff". We'll do the "1812 Overture". We'll have fireworks," said Skelly.

Baytown has events tonight and then on the fourth a concert including Joe Diffie and Tracy Byrd, followed by fireworks.

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