Independence Day is one of America’s most important holidays. You name it, Fireworks, parades, family getaways – July 4 is usually jam-packed with lots of events and activities every family can experience. If you don’t have anything planned and are considering some Houston events this 4th of July, this list is for you. We’ve put together some events and fireworks displays you need to check out to help you enjoy America’s birthday.
Shell Freedom Over Texas
Eleanor Tinsley Park
901 Bagby St
Freedom Over Texas will return to an in-person event this year. The last two years’ events were held indoors with a limited audience because of the COVID-19 pandemic. This year on Monday, July 4, you can bring the whole family and enjoy six hours of activities, tradition, and live concert stages along Allen Parkway. This significant event will feature local, regional, and national entertainment and will be topped off with a musically choreographed, “Texas-sized” fireworks finale. This year’s event is unique because it’s also the 60th anniversary of NASA Johnson Space Center’s presence in Houston. So there’ll be virtual reality field trips, NASA astronaut meets and greets, and other NASA exhibits and activities. The show starts at 4 pm; $10 for general admissions, and children five and under are free; please visit their website for complete details. freedomovertexas.org
Independence Day Spectacular
800 Town and Country Blvd.
Houston, TX 77024
Independence Day welcomes a night of live music and a 10-minute fireworks spectacular that you don’t want to miss. They have restaurants that provide delectable menu items that may also conveniently be taken to go. Take note that no outside food or drinks are allowed at the event! – citycentrehouston.com
Fourth of July Celebration at Bayou Bend
The Museum of Fine Arts,
6003 Memorial Dr.
Houston, TX 77007
Salute freedom in style as Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens features an exhibition of Americana, with live entertainers, crafts, activities, and drinks. Celebrate Independence Day at Bayou Bend Collection and Home gardens, Houston’s home for American decorative arts. With its special mixture of the arts and American history, Bayou Bend is the best place to salute freedom in style. Make sure you sign the giant Declaration of Independence prior to leaving. Admission is free. – mfah.org
Bubbles and Fireworks Boat Tour
1001 Commerce St.
Houston , TX 77002
Hop aboard BBP’s pontoon boat for a perfect view of Downtown’s fireworks display while floating along Buffalo Bayou and savoring bubbly beer, wine, and light bites. This boat tour will only accommodate 21 lucky guests buffalobayou.org/event/bubbles-and-fireworks-boat-tour/
Kidpendence Week at Children’s Museum of Houston
Children’s Museum Houston
Houston, TX 77004
On June 28 – July 2, 2022 from 10 am to 6 pm thake the kids out to the Children’s Museum Houston. The stars and stripes will be in full effect as Children’s Museum Houston celebrates Kidpendence Week. They’ve got lots of activities on site and off to celebrate America’s birthday – cmhouston.org/events/kidpendence-week