While the pandemic may have hindered Fourth of July celebrations across the country these past two years, festivities across Houston are back and bigger than ever. Whether you’re searching for a lakeside park or a downtown rooftop to ring in Independence Day, we’ve found just the spots.
Scroll ahead for more information on where to catch fireworks shows this Fourth of July.
Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, and family to the Fireworks Extravaganza in League City. In addition to a fireworks display, there will be live music, inflatables, and food trucks. Pyrotechnics will soar into the sky at 9 p.m. There will be a shuttle available for anyone who parks in the additional parking area at Hometown Heroes Park. July 3, 6 to 10 p.m. Free. Chester L. Davis Sportsplex, 1251 W. League City Parkway.
Houston’s official Fourth of July Celebration returns with a bang this year with live performances and a grand “Texas-sized” fireworks finale. While the event is celebrating the nation’s birthday, guests are also invited to celebrate the 60th anniversary of Houston’s NASA Johnson Space Center, centered on an exclusive Space City Experience with robotic demonstrations, virtual reality field trips, and other activities. July 4, 4 p.m. $10. Eleanor Tinsley and Sam Houston Parks. Learn more at houstontx.gov.
Head to Nassau Bay for a fun-filled day featuring food vendors, live music, a pie-eating contest, and a citywide water fight. The celebration will conclude with a fireworks show over Lake Nassau. July 4, noon. Free. David Braun Park, 18900 Upper Bay Rd. Learn more at nassaubay.com.
Senate Ave. Brewing Co. is partnering with the City of Jersey Village to host its first-ever Fourth of July concert and fireworks show. Festivities begin at 5:30 p.m. and will include food trucks, bounce houses, and a live performance by The Fab 5. July 4, 5:30 p.m. Free. Clark Henry Park, 7804 Equador St.
Celebrate big at one of the largest fireworks displays in the Greater Houston area. The celebration begins at 6:30 p.m. with live music from John Barraza Project. Bring your lawn chairs and picnic blankets for a family-friendly evening. July 4, 6:30 p.m. Free. Hughes Landing Band Shell, 1950 Hughes Landing. Learn more at visitthewoodlands.com.
Head down to Baytown for a special celebration featuring live performances by The Band Perry, Cody Hibbard, and David Lee Garza. The event kicks off at Bicentennial Park and concludes with an energetic fireworks show at 9:30 p.m. July 4, 4 p.m. Free. Bicentennial Park, 1001 Market St. Learn more at baytown.org.
Make a splash this year at Katy’s Fourth of July Celebration. The city is partnering with Typhoon Texas to host its annual fireworks display near Katy Mills Mall. July 4, 9 p.m. Free. Typhoon Texas, 555 S Katy Fort Bend Rd. Learn more at cityofkaty.com.
Enjoy a live performance by the Houston Brass Band on the largest rooftop in America. Stick around on the five-acre lawn for a breathtaking view of Downtown’s fireworks display. July 4, 7:30 p.m. Free. POST Houston, 401 Franklin St.
Don’t miss Galena Park’s 4th of July Festival. Festivities begin at 5 p.m. and include free carnival rides, food and craft vendors, face painting, and even a zip line. Fireworks start at 9 p.m. July 4, 5 p.m. Free. Galena Park Sports Complex, 1900 N Main St.
Get the party started at Pasadena’s kid-friendly Independence Day celebration. Food trucks, hay rides, and live performances by The Slags & Gray Falls will take over the Pasadena Municipal Fairgrounds. Stick around for the fireworks show, which starts at 9:15 p.m. July 4, 4 p.m. Free. Pasadena Municipal Fairgrounds, 7902 Fairmont Pkwy. Learn more at pasadenatx.gov.
Sail down Buffalo Bayou aboard Buffalo Bayou Partnership’s pontoon boat to catch perfect views of fireworks shows across the city. The boat is limited to those 21 and over and will include Champagne, wine, beer, and light bites. July 4, 8 p.m. $125. Allen’s Landing, 1019 Commerce St. Learn more at buffalobayou.org.
For an all-American, small-town celebration, head to Tomball for its annual July 4th celebration. The event will feature live music, food, and fireworks. July 4, 6 p.m. Free. Business 249 North of Four Corners, 28000 Tomball Pkwy. Learn more at tomballtx.gov.
Sit back and relax at CityCentre Houston’s Independence Day celebration. Live music and a fireworks show will headline the night. Guests can enjoy food and beverages from nearby restaurants. July 4, 7–11 p.m. Free. CityCentre Houston, 800 Town and Country Blvd. Learn more at citycentrehouston.com.
Take a trip to the bay for a fun-filled family day. Spend the day exploring Kemah’s rides, attractions, and restaurants, and end the night with a fireworks show over Galveston Bay. July 4, 9:30 p.m. Free. Kemah Boardwalk, 215 Kipp Ave. Learn more at kemahboardwalk.com.
Celebrate the Fourth of July with music, food, fireworks, and a cornhole tournament at Deer Park’s Fourth Fest. The festival kicks off with a cornhole tournament at 5 p.m.; registration is still open for teams of two looking to compete. A performance by The Band Hennessey will take the outdoor stage at 7 p.m., with a fireworks show concluding the night at 9:15 p.m. July 4, 5 p.m. Free. Jimmy Burke Activity Center, 500 W 13th St. Learn more at deerparktx.gov.