Friday, July 2, 2010

July 4th Celebrations in Houston

Well, it's that time of year again!  Time to sweat, bbq, eat kettle corn and enjoy some fireworks! If you're not doing your own thing, here are some suggestions:


Chevy's Freedom Over Texas
Where: Downtown Houston, Eleanor Tinsley Park
July 4 from 4 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Admission: $8 at the gate; children 2 and under get in free, with donation of one canned item for Houston Food Bank, admission is FREE!!

Houston Symphony's Star Spangled Salute, Hosted by Exxon Mobile
Where: Miller Outdoor Theatre
When: July 4 at 8:30 p.m., fireworks to follow, ends at 10:30pm
Admission: Free, must pick up tickets at Miller Outdoor Theatre between 10:30am-1pm

Sam Houston Race Park
Where: Sam Houston Race Park
When: July 4 Live racing gates open at 2:30
Live racing from 5pm to 9:30pm
Fireworks directly after races

Free parking is available until 6:00 PM and will be $10 per car after 6:00 PM.
General Admission is $6 for adults and $4 Senior Citizens until 6:00 PM.
After 6:00 PM  General Admission ticket prices will increase to $10 for Adults & Senior Citizens.
Kids 12 and under FREE all day.

Special promotions for the day:
* Post-Race Fireworks Extravaganza
* Performance by Team Ghost Riders featuring 4 monkeys riding dogs and herding sheep
* Face Painters and Balloon Artists
* Free train rides for kids by Stan's Trackless Train

For information, call (281) 807-RACE

Beaver's Houston
Details, taken directly from the press release:

"Start Independence day off right with BRUNCH at The Beav and you don't even have to get dressed! Come in your favorite Jammies and enjoy our brunch (11-3)and our ALL DAY happy hour: 
enjoy $2 Lone Star & PBR, $1off drafts, $4 house punches, $6 select Classic Cocktails and more!!!

Dont wanna go home? Then stay! 

From 3pm-10pm we start our Pajama Jammy Jam Patio Party with a Patio Bar, Texas Draft Beer & "Backyard" Appetizer menu (featuring Frito Pies, Fish n' Chips, TX Style Hot Dogs w/ Chili or Oma's Sauerkraut, Tacos and more!).

At 5pm, get that Tail Shakin' with Houston's own DJ Kung-Fu Pimp spinning Old Skool Hip-Hop, Dance, Mowtown & Funk.

Call the restaurant to make your reservation for Patio seating NOW (we are taking reservations for parties of 6 or more). First come-first serve lawn chairs in our garden."
Contact Beavers for more information: 713-864-2328


Baytown's July 4th Celebration
Where: Bicentennial Park
When: July 4, Parade begins at 5pm, Fireworks at 9:30
Admission: Free
Call (281) 420-6597 for more information

Clear Lake (Webster, Kemah, Friendswood)

Fourth of July Celebration
Where: Texas Avenue Park
When: July 4, Festival at 5pm, Fireworks at 9:15 p.m.
Admission: Free
For more information, call (281) 332-1826

Fireworks on the Kemah Boardwalk
Where: Kemah Boardwalk
When: July 3, Kick off parade, starting at 10:00am, Children's Parade at 9:30 am
July 4, Fireworks start at dark
Admission: Free
For more information call (281) 334-3181

'115th Annual 4th of July Celebration'
Where: Centennial Park
When: July 4 at 7:00 p.m., Fireworks at approximately 9:20pm
Parking: None, must ride FREE shuttle from either Clear Brook High School or Friendwood Community Church; Shuttle service begins at 6:30pm
Admission: Free

City of Galveston's Annual July 4th Fireworks Display
Where: 37th Street at Seawall Boulevard
When: July 4, Fireworks at 9:00 p.m.
Admission: Free
Call (409)763-8676 for more information


July 4th Freedom Celebration
Where: Katy Mills Mall
When: July 4 - Fireworks when it turns "dark"
Admission: Free

4th of July Jamboree
Where: Smith Ranch
When: 12pm-11pm
Admission: 12pm-4pm, Adults $10, Kids $5; 4pm-11pm, Adults $15, Kids $5; Kids under 3 years of age admitted all day FREE!
Contact (281) 371-3318 for more information

July 4th Big Backyard Barbecue
Where: La Centerra
When: Festivities start at 5:30 pm, Fireworks at 9:30
Admission: Free
Parking: Interior drives close at 4:30 pm for pedestrian safety.  If you park in the garages and are not gone before 4:30, you must be prepared to stay the entire day.

Sugar Land
Red, White & Bluefest
Where: Oyster Creek, 4033 Highway 6 South
When: July 4 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., Fireworks at 9:30 p.m.
Admission: Free
For more information, call (281) 275-2885

The Woodlands
8th Annual Red, Hot and Blue Festival
Where: Town Green Park and Waterway Square
When: July 4 from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., Fireworks begin approximately 9:15pm-9:30pm
Admission: Free

Have fun and Happy 4th!!

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