Events to Attend in Houston, TX, for the 4th of July
4th of July is Coming Up
If you're from Houston, you know how much we love BBQ's and parties.
If you aren't sure where to celebrate your Independence Day, check out some of these awesome celebrations. The city is hosting a handful of spectacular events, make sure that your 4th of July for this 2018 is one you won't forget. You don't even need money for some of these events, just bring yourself and your friends!
Freedom Over Texas
Country music lovers, rejoice!
If you love fireworks and country music stars like Chris Young, head downtown this 4th of July. Starting at 4pm in Eleanor TInsley Park, you can experience the beautiful lights of firecrackers popping over the Buffalo Bayou. Tickets are 8$ online and 10$ at the door.
Get those cowboy boots on and get in formation for the Line Dance!
The strength of a nation lies in the homes of its people.
Bayou Bend 4th of July Celebration
What could be better than a free event?
Visit the Bayou Bend between 12pm and 5pm for a fun, free 4th of July festival. There will be plenty of food stands, activities and events for you and your family to indulge in. Bring your kids to arts and crafts tents and create memories than you can cherish forever.
There will be a reading of the Declaration of Independence, and a huge copy for you to sign yourself! Mark your place in history!
Head On Out to the Woodlands
4th of July celebrations aren't confined to the city limits. Hitch a ride to the Woodlands for the Red, Hot, and Blue Festival.
From 6PM to 930PM at the Woodlands Pavillion, you can watch the Willow Creek Junction perform live! Starting in 2000, this will be a historic 18th year celebration for Houston natives to experience.The extravaganza includes children's activities, fresh food, and plenty of entertainment.
Wet'nWild Splash Town Fireworks
If you want fun in the sun, and an evening fireworks show, come on over to Splashtown!
Head on over to the Spring, TX amusement park for food, rides, and hours of amusement for all of your loved ones. Stick around later in the evening, you don't want to miss the fireworks from 7PM to 9PM.
Click here for information on ticket pricing and park hours.
Saint Arnold Pub Crawl
Beer enthusiasts, head downtown for an epic Fourth of July bar crawl.
Stop at Market Square Houston park to get your punch card, and then get moving! The crawl will include the following bars:
- Flying Saucer
- The Conservatory
- OKRA Charity Saloon
- Molly's Pub
- Shay Mcelory's Irish Pub
- BirdDog Saint
- Bovine and Barley
- Little Dipper
- The Nightingale Room
- Christian's Tailgate Dowtown
- Frank's Backyard
- Craft Beer Cellar
- Boots n' Shoots
- El Big Bad
There's no cover charge, and you get to drink as much as you want from 2PM to 7PM.
If You're Looking for Drinks, Come to Eight Row Flint
Even if you don't live in the Heights, come on down to the Eight Row Flint, a community favorite. Staring at 2PM and ending at midnight, you can party all day long for the 4th!
Drinks will include:
- $4 Eureka Heights Beer
- $2 jello shots
- $3 beers (AND $3 tacos)
- $5 cocktails
There is no cover charge, so it's okay if you work til 8 or 9 at night. Come by when you're ready!
Friendly Fourth of July Tips
It's easy to assume that we'll be okay if we skip taking certain precautions, but it's better not to risk it. Take these steps to ensure a safe, happy holiday for 2018.
- Bring sunscreen and bug spray with you when attending events! Too much sun exposure can lead to cancer, as we all know. Mosquitoes spread West Nile and other viruses, so be safe!
- Plan ahead for your pets. Animals, especially dogs, are extremely fearful of Fireworks. Fourth of July and New Year are known to be traumatic for pets, they run from their homes and backyards out of fear. Many times they end up injured or killed; so make plans to have someone watch your dog or secure them in a room where they cannot injure themselves or escape.
- Drink plenty of water, dehydration can be serious. Houston is notorious for being at it's hottest during the months of July and August, so keep a bottle of water on you at all times. If you plan to drink alcohol, drink responsibly and make sure you drink enough water to sustain your hydration.
What's your favorite thing to do on the 4th of July?
Safety Is Extremely Important.
If you decide to stay home and host your own fireworks show, you need to make sure you're being safe. It's easy to lose a limb or seriously injure yourseld when fireworks are used improperly.
- Hold fireworks away from your face. Adults and children alike love sparklers, but you need to protect yourself when using them. Keep it as far away from your face and body as possible, this will keep your eyes from being hit with debris.
- Use fireworks in a clean, open area. Empty parking lots or areas that aren't surrounded by homes, buildings, and power lines are best for popping fireworks. The key is to avoid harming anyone, or causing accidental fires.
- If you see something, say something. If you see someone using fireworks inappropriately in a way that is cruel or harmful to animals or other humans, report it to the police. It might seem silly to some, but you could potentially save a life.