Weekend Warrior

Top 5 Things to Do, Hear and See This (Long!) Weekend: July 1—4

Toe-tappin' country music and a whole lotta fireworks.

By Liz Hardaway June 29, 2016


Texas Heritage Festival

Screen shot 2016 06 29 at 11.50.56 am m6ivpf

Americana duo Shovels & Rope and Austin-based rock group Okkervil River perform at the second annual Texas Heritage Festival, where attendees can benefit Feeding Texas by sipping cold beers and savoring delicious food. Someone's gotta do it!

July 2 at 6 p.m. $10—$13. White Oak Music Hall, 2915 N Main St. feedingtexas.org/heritagefestival/

Independence Day Fireworks Spectacular

 mg 11376 july4fireworks  wda1qt

Oh say, you will see the ultimate firework display on Monday at the City Centre, but don't miss great music throughout the weekend, like Motown-cover band Soul Infinity and rock group Cypress Republic Band

July 1—4. 7 —10 p.m. for concerts. July 4th Fireworks at 9:30 p.m. Parking is $5. City Centre, 800 Town and Country Blvd. citycentrehouston.com 

Freedom Over Texas featuring Darius Rucker and the Eli Young Band

Shutterstock 57152149 djloqv

Celebrate America's birthday by singing along with Grammy-award winning country crooner Darius Rucker along with the Eli Young Band, concluding with copious amounts of fireworks igniting over Eleanor Tinsley Park.

July 4 from 4—10 p.m. $10 at the door. Eleanor Tinsley Park, 500 Allen Pkwy. houstontx.gov/july4/


'Raiders of the Lost Ark' by the Houston Symphony

Raiders of the lost ark ver2 pfzrqg

Indiana Jones fans, this event is for you! In celebration of the 35th anniversary of Raiders of the Lost Ark, the Houston Symphony performs John Williams's score alongside a screening of the classic film. 

July 1—2 at 7:30 p.m. $22—$115. Jones Hall, 615 Louisiana St. houstonsymphony.org

Journey Through China VI

Daa journey small ickpdh

Be transported to China on Friday (with no jet lag!) as this interactive performance captivates audiences with Chinese history, traditions and culture through authentic dances.

July 1 at 11 a.m. Free. Miller Outdoor Theater, 6000 Hermann Park Dr. milleroutdoortheatre.com

Show Comments