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Houston 4th of July Events & Fireworks 2025

A day full of music, family fun, parades, and fireworks

Dates: July 4

Houston 4th of July Events & Fireworks
Houston 4th of July Events & Fireworks

Houston celebrates America's birthday with lots of free music for any taste. The annual ExxonMobile Summer Symphony Nights Star-Spangled Salute at Miller Outdoor Theatre features patriotic tunes. The Independence Day Fireworks Spectacular at CityCentre will entertain the whole family. While the main Houston Independence Day event—Freedom Over Texas—always boasts top names in country music.

Freedom Over Texas at Eleanor Tinsley Park (July 4, 2024)

This signature event of Houston summer has been held for over three decades. Every 4th of July, the festival brings music to Allen Parkway and Eleanor Tinsley Park. Past lineups included headliners of the festival, such as Chris Young, Jake Owen, Kellie Pickler, and other country music stars. The concerts run on several stages from 4 to 10 pm. Over six hours of entertainment attract 50,000 attendees. The program ends with a massive fireworks display over Buffalo Bayou. Fireworks cap off the night at other locations across the city, so keep your head up and enjoy the view.

Red, White and Boom in Sugar Land (July 4, 2024)

Red, White and Boom is the biggest and most impressive annual event in Sugar Land, Texas. The celebration features plenty of fun and activities for all ages, like live music, photo stations, carnival games, and inflatables. Festivities at the Crown Festival Park (18355 Southwest Freeway, 77479) start at 5 pm. In addition, visitors can enjoy food and beverages from an array of vendors. The festive night ends with a dazzling fireworks show at 9 pm.

Bellaire 4th of July Parade & Festival (July 4, 2024)

Those who want to start their 4th of July celebration with a traditional parade can head to Bellaire, Texas. The City of Bellaire’s Annual 4th of July Parade always begins at 9:30 am. The parade kicks off from South Rice Ave. and Valerie St., while the Children's Bike Parade starts at South Rice Ave. and Evergreen St. Both parades finish at South Rice Ave. and Linden St. The procession features colorful floats, classic vehicles, bikers, marching bands, and military units. A family-friendly Festival begins at 9:30 am on the Great Lawn and in Loftin Park. Attendees can enjoy food, live music, and various entertainment.

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