If you haven't finalized your 4th of July plans and are looking for options, this is the list compiled by our TV Partner Channel 2's Ana Gonzales:
Official Houston event:
Shell Freedom Over Texas
When: July 4, 2021
Where: Eleanor Tinsley Park, 18-3600 Allen Parkway, Houston
More info: This year’s event is scaled down due to the coronavirus pandemic, however, families can visit Eleanor Tinsley Park and other areas of downtown to view the fireworks showing. Country superstar Lee Brice will headline this year’s livestream concert.
Travel outside of Houston:
4th of July Celebration at Kemah Boardwalk
When: July 2-4 (fireworks start at 9:30 p.m. July 4)
Where: Kemah Boardwalk, 215 Kipp Ave., Kemah
More info:Live music and unlimited ride specials are happening at Kemah, perfect for the entire family.
CITYCENTRE 4th of July
When: July 4, 7-11 p.m.
Where: CITYCENTRE, 800 Town and Country, Houston
More Info: CITYCENTRE is inviting the whole family for an evening of live music and a 15-minute fireworks spectacular. Restaurants will also be offering to-go options for those attending the event. Click here for more info.
When: July 3-4, doors open at 2 p.m.
Where: Wildcatter Saloon, 26913 Katy Fwy, Katy
More info: Celebrate Independence Day weekend at Wildcatter Saloon, with two full days of live country music and fun with Aaron Lewis as the headliner. Tickets are now available. This event is 21+.
Red, White & Boom 4th of July Festival
When: The City of Katy will partner with Typhoon Texas as the west Houston waterpark presents the Red, White & Boom 4th of July Festival, three days of in-park entertainment and three nights of dazzling fireworks on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, July 2 – 4.
Where: Typhoon Texas is located at 555 Katy Fort Bend Rd. next to Katy Mills Mall, 1.5 miles west of the Grand Parkway. Free onsite parking free tubes and free life jackets are available.
More info: Admission tickets for the three-day Red, White and Boom 4th of July Festival and Freedom Celebration with the City of Katy are available at https://www.typhoontexas.com/houston/fourthofjuly. Season pass holders also enjoy unlimited entry into the waterpark.
Galveston 4th of July Celebration and Parade
When: July 4, 7 p.m.
Where: Parade begins at 59th and Seawall and ends at 27th Street.
More info: Spend the evening at the Galveston Seawall where fireworks will begin at 9:15 p.m. at 37th Street and Seawall. Click here for parking and parade information.
Tomball 4th of July Fireworks
When: July 4, 6-10 p.m.
Where: 401 Market St., Tomball
More info: Bigger than ever, this year’s 4th of July celebration at Tomball will bring the celebration to the streets with a tribute to military and veterans and live jazz music. Fireworks will start at 9:15 p.m.
Friendswood “Past, Present and Future” 4th of July Celebration
When: July 4-5
Where: Varies, click here for details.
More info: Celebrate Independence Day at Friendswood’s Centennial Park with live music and fireworks on Sunday, July 4, and stick around for the parade and vendors on Monday morning, July 5.
Bellaire Town Square 4th of July
When: July 3,9:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Where: Bellaire Town Square
More info: Bring your family to this family-friendly celebration and parade, featuring live band, food, and entertainment.
Missouri City 4th of July
When: July 3, 4-9 p.m.
Where: Houston Community College Missouri City Campus, 1600 Missouri City
More info: Missouri City’s annual 4th of July tradition continues on at a new location this year. Bring lawn chairs and a picnic and enjoy vendors, live music and a spectacular fireworks finale.
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