From fireworks to picnics to parties and more, here's how to celebrate the Fourth of July in Houston for the perfect Independence Day.
Red, Hot & Blue Festival
After a day of parties and parades, wind down with some live music and conclude your night with a firework extravaganza put on by the Red, White & Blue Festival. The festival will be spread out across various locations, including Waterway Square, Rob Fleming Park and Hughes Landing. Each spot will have a different variety of music, ranging from Rock, to 80s and 90s, to music presented by the Woodlands Symphony Orchestra. Enjoy entertainment and concessions before the “Texas-sized” fireworks show on Lake Woodlands at 9:30 p.m. 2505 Lake Woodlands Dr.
Star Spangled Salute
The 4th of July has never sounded so good thanks to the Houston Symphony. This Independence Day, kick back and listen to live music at the Miller Outdoor Theater, and then watch the grand finale fireworks show at 10 p.m.
4th of July Fireworks Kayak Tour
Escape the crowds and choose a unique experience to celebrate the 4th of July this year. Buffalo Bayou Kayak Tours takes customers on a waterway adventure through auditorium shores, the liveliness of downtown Houston and allows paddlers to watch the fireworks crackle over the city from the water. 333 South Jensen Dr.
Freedom Over Texas
The Freedom Over Texas events are back with a bang. Held at both Eleanor Tinsley and Sam Houston Parks, festivities include live music, kids zones and children’s entertainment, visits from Houston professional sports teams, as well as a military salute and fireworks finale. 18-3600 Allen Pkwy., 1000 Bagby St.
Deer Park 4th Fest
This year, celebrate the 4th of July at Deer Park's Jimmy Burke Activity Center. What to expect? Think an evening full of music, food, fireworks, attractions and a cornhole tournament. 500 W. 13th Street, Deer Park