Published Jun 17, 2022 by Megan Broussard
An increase in temperatures, snowball stands and a patriotic high all mean it’s almost Independence Day. Houston and surrounding suburbs have plenty of ways to celebrate America’s birthday. From fireworks shows to parades, there’s no shortage of family-friendly ways to enjoy the holiday.
Celebration of Independence Parade & Festival
The City of Bellaire will kick off the day with a parade (featuring the Children’s Bike Parade) followed by a festival on the Great Lawn and Loftin Park in Bellaire Town Square. The festivities begin at 9:30 a.m. and will conclude at 1 p.m. There will be live music, entertainment and a wide variety of food vendors to choose from.
Fourth of July Drone Show
What says Fourth of July better than grilling out and watching fireworks? Drones on the beach! For the first time ever, Galveston will put on a drone show for the Fourth of July. Hundreds of drones will come together for a 12-minute show with 12 custom formations. Expect to see patriotic images, island favorites like birds, sea turtles and fish as well as plenty of fun surprises.
Shell Freedom Over Texas
For the first time in three years, Houston’s signature Fourth of July event will return to an in-person format. Shell Freedom Over Texas will include six hours of dynamic festivities including live music from artists such as Sawyer Brown and Clay Walker, an all-American kid zone, an opportunity to meet an astronaut and, of course, fireworks!
Independence Day Fireworks
CityCentre will host an evening of entertainment from 7 to 11 p.m., including a 10-minute firework spectacular at 9:30 p.m.
July 4th Family Games Festival
This unique celebration of America’s birthday will include game challenges and a kid zone with a bounce house and slide! Games include giant Jenga, cornhole and giant Connect 4. Join in on the friendly competition starting Monday, July 4 at 3 p.m. in Town Center Park. The evening will conclude with a patriotic musical laser light show.
Celebration of Freedom
All ages are welcome to participate in the Celebration of Freedom in Independence Park. This event, which will feature live music, food trucks, rides and attractions, begins at 6:30 p.m. with fireworks at 9 p.m.
Red, White and Boom
Celebrate Independence Day at The Crown Festival Park with plenty of patriotic activities to partake in, including carnival games, rock walls, sports inflatables, trackless trains, a firework display and more.
2022 4th of July Parade: Stronger Together
Before watching the sky light up at night in red, white and blue, catch the annual South Montgomery County 4th of July Parade: “Stronger Together” in The Woodlands. This 1.3-mile parade will take place in Market Street Monday morning at 9 a.m.