Summer Symphony Nights:Star Spangled Salute.
Enjoy an evening with Principal POPS Conductor Designate Steven Reineke and the Houston Symphony listening to patriotic, toe-tapping music. All ages. Free. 8:30 pm. Miller Outdoor Theater. 6000 Hermann Park Dr, Houston. www.houstonsymphony.org.
Southwest Airlines Freedom Over Texas.
Prolific singer-songwriter and Houston son, Clint Black and double-platinum-selling singer, songwriter Josh Turner will headline the 29-year-old annual event on the Southwest Airlines Stage that will culminate with a spectacular fireworks display by Citgo. All ages. $8 (children under 5 free). 4pm-10pm. Eleanor Tinsley Park. 500 Allen Pkwy., Houston. www.houstontx.gov.
July 4th Celebration at Bayou Bend.
With performers, crafts, activities, refreshments, and much more, join the the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston to celebrate Independence Day at Houston’s home for American decorative arts and paintings. All ages. Free. 1pm-5pm. Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens. 6003 Memorial Dr., Houston. www.mfah.org.
4th of July at City Centre.
Come out for a night of music and amazing fireworks to celebrate our nation’s independence. All ages. Free. 7pm. City Centre. 800 W Sam Houston Pkwy. N., Houston. www.citycentrehouston.com.
July 4th Parade and Festival.
Enjoy a patriotic parade, followed by a day of fun-filled activities for the whole family. All ages. Free admission. 9:30am-1pm. Bellaire Town Square. 7001 5th St., Bellaire, www.ci.bellaire.tx.us.
Celebration of Freedom.
Join the city of Pearland in celebrating our country’s independence! All ages. Free. 6pm-10pm. Pearland High School Football Stadium.3775 S. Main, Pearland. www.pearlandtx.gov.
La Centerra’s 4th of July Celebration.
LaCenterra kicks off the celebration with a Kids Patriotic Bike Parade, followed by live music, an interactive Kid’s Zone and the dramatic conclusion of an extraordinary fireworks display! All ages. Free. 4:30-9:30 pm. LaCenterra at Cinco Ranch. 23501 Cinco Ranch Boulevard, Katy. www.LaCenterra.com.
The Katy Freedom Celebration.
Come out to Katy Mills Mall for a fireworks spectacular. All ages. Free. 9:30pm. Katy Mills Mall. 5000 Katy Mills Circle, Katy. www.cityofkaty.com.
Star Spangled Spectacular at Constellation Field.
Join Swatson and Moe with a Skeeter’s apple pie out in the outfield and enjoy a variety of entertainment with a patriotic fireworks finale. All ages. Free (to Sugar Land residents-see website for details). 7pm-10pm. Constellation Field. 1 Constellation Dr., Sugar Land. www.sugarlandtx.gov.
Missouri City’s 4th of July Celebration.
Starting at 6pm, free activities, such as moonwalks, a rock wall, mechanical bulls and pony rides will be available to entertain all ages until 9pm. All ages. Free. 6pm-9pm. Buffalo Run Park. 1122 Buffalo Run Blvd., Missouri City. www.missouricitytx.gov.
4th of July at the Kemah Boardwalk.
Live music & patriotic fireworks show over Galveston Bay. All ages. See website for admission information. All day (fireworks at 9:30pm). Kemah Boardwalk. 215 Kipp Ave., Kemah. www.kemahboardwalk.com.
176th City of Galveston Celebration Independence Day Parade and Fireworks.
Don’t miss this wonderful evening with a glittering parade followed by a dazzling fireworks display over the Gulf! All ages. Free. 7:30pm. 37th St. and Seawall Blvd., Galveston. www.galveston.com.
18th Annual Red, White and Blue Festival.
Come out for hot dog and watermelon eating contests, live music and entertainment, fireworks show, children’s games and activities and family fun for everyone to partake in. All ages. Free. 6pm-10pm. Town Green Park. 2099 Lake Robbins Dr., The Woodlands. www.visitthewoodlands.com.