The 4th of July is upon us here in Houston, which means it’s time to plan your holiday weekend. As your Houston real estate team, we’ve created a summarized list of the events and activities taking place around the Houston area for America’s birthday. Pull out your planner, call your friends, gather your family and enjoy the weekend!
1. Grab lawn chairs and blankets and head to Eleanor Tinsley Park for the Freedom Over Texas event! Singer-songwriter and Houston son, Clint Black, and singer-songwriter Josh Turner will headline the event, which concludes with a spectacular fireworks display. The fest costs $8 for per person, and its free for kids age five and under.
2. For free fun for the whole family, head to the Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens from 1 to 5 p.m. You can enjoy performers, refreshments, crafts and a slew of activities. The Declaration of Independence will be read at 3 p.m., followed by birthday cake for all. You can sign a replica of the Declaration of Independence, too!
3. Bring kids to the Children’s Museum of Houston for Kidpendence Day from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. They can enjoy music from the High Steppers Brass Band and a patriotic elephant toothpaste and soda geyser showdown. It’s a 4th of July celebration they won’t soon forget!
4. Also free is the Summer Symphony Nights: Star-Spangled Salute at 8:30 p.m. at Miller Outdoor Theatre! The Houston Symphony and Steven Reineke will perform patriotic classics, along with the finale of 1812 Overture, complete with cannon fires. Right afterward, enjoy the fireworks show. You can grab free tickets to the covered seating area while they last, or sit anywhere on the hill.
5. Head to CityCentre July 3 and 4 for music by Grady Gaines, Texas Unlimited Band, Marcus Eldridge Band, The Coconuts and more. Fireworks begin on July 4 at 9:30 p.m.! Everything is free!
6. Lucky’s Pub Heights is reopening for the first time since the flood! From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., enjoy live bands and DJs, food and drink specials, and fireworks viewing. One dollar for every Bud Light sold will go to the Greater Houston Flood Relief Fund. Do good while having fun!
There are plenty more events taking place in the surrounding area, so if your plans aren’t on this list, leave a comment and let us know how you plan on celebrating the 4th of July in Houston. This is also a great holiday to host a barbecue or pool party at home, and then head out to find a great location to watch one of the many fireworks shows taking place at night.
When ready to accomplish part of the American Dream, homeownership in Houston, contact us, your Houston real estate team! We’d love to help you out!