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Here’s What You Need to Know about Shell Freedom Over Texas 2021

The city’s annual 4th of July celebration is going virtual again, but there’ll be live fireworks.

06/25/2021 By Kelsy Armstrong

Happy 4th

5 Virtual Things To Do In Houston This Weekend, July 3-5

Three cheers for the red, white, and blue.

07/02/2020 By Emma Schkloven

Destination: Downtown

What You Should Do Downtown This Summer

From festivals to theater to bingo in the park, here is this season’s downtown must-do list.

06/25/2019 By Morgan Kinney

Happy 243rd Birthday, America!

How Will You Celebrate Fourth of July This Year?

Houston has an Independence Day celebration for everyone.

06/25/2019 By Timothy Malcolm

Do You Ever Feel Like a Plastic Bag?

All the Houston Independence Day Firework Shows Worth Your Time

All the best places to avert your eyes from the headlines and watch the sky burn.

07/02/2018 By Cicely Rubottom

Igniting the Light

Who Does the Freedom Over Texas Fireworks?

Behind the sparks is an explosive family legacy.

06/22/2018 By Nicki Koetting

Independence Day

Insider's Guide to 4th of July

Brave the crowds and summer weather and choose from timeless July 4th celebrations in Houston

06/26/2015 By Trey Strange

Picks

Top Things To Do This Weekend: July 4–6

Where to go, who to see, and what to do.

07/02/2014 By Michael Hardy