Family Friendly 4th Of July Celebrations In Houston

Posted in Family
on June 28, 2016

Can you believe the 4th of July is upon us once again?! When it comes to celebrations Houston knows how to throw a party for all ages. From food, family fun, fireworks, and carnivals you’re bound to find something perfect for your family. So if you find yourself in Houston, Texas this holiday weekend I’ve gathered up a fun, small, list of events you should check out.

Family friendly 4th of July Celebrations In The Houston Area



photo via City Of Friendswood

Friendswood was my first home in Houston and it has a place in my heart. The celebration kicks off the morning of July 4th with a parade at 10 am complete with over 100 floats. Line up on the side of Friendswood Drive with your kiddos and watch the parade go by as it heads to Stevenson Park. After the parade enjoy live entertainment, great food, games and rides until 3:30 pm.

Starting at 7:30 pm at Centennial Park, in Friendswood, the fun starts back up again with more live music leading up to the amazing fireworks show at 9:20pm. We would always park in the HEB parking lot and watch the fireworks without the crowd in the park. HEB still was crowded but the comfort of your own vehicle may appeal better to some!

Visit the City Of Friendswood’s website to learn more!

Fireworks Over The Bay


photo via The Houston Chronicle

If the coast floats your boat the Kemah fireworks show over Galveston Bay is your best bet. Kemah is known for its fun Kemah Boardwalk; complete with a crazy wooden roller coaster that I went on ONE time, and will never attempt again. The boardwalk has something for everyone, barhop with your buddies, fun rides for the family, and shopping for the mamas.

This is a 2 day event starting July 3 with parades and family fun. The fireworks will start at 9:30pm on July 4th, over the bay, and you’re sure to find a great spot to watch them with your family. Get there early though, Kemah tends to get congested quickly!

The Katy Freedom Celebration


image via The Katy Times

In 2013 we watched these fireworks and they were AH-MAZING y’all. We lived about a mile from Katy Mills and would’ve watched them from our place, but our apartment was actually facing the wrong way. Huge bummer! We eventually realized that the parking lot and grass around the mall are free for parking. It was a great show!

Fireworks start at 9pm and they can be seen from the east side of the mall, close to Katy Fort Bend Road.  Definitely a must see!

Freedom Over Texas

EDITORS NOTE: COMPOSITE IMAGE NOT INTENDED FOR EDITORAL USE--Chevy's Freedom over Texas with fireworks by Shell 2006. Photo composite for display purposes only. Not intended for Editorial usage. (© 2006 Richard J. Carson)

(© 2006 Richard J. Carson)

Hosted by The City Of Houston, probably the most popular, Freedom Over Texas Celebration! Starting at 4pm you can head to Eleanor Tinsley Park and join the festivities. Live music, games, food, and tons of fun.. Before I forget. Hootie is among the live music this year! (Darius Rucker for all you youngings) and The Eli Young Band. Admission is required, click here for more info.

I hope everyone has a safe holiday weekend! Remember why were celebrating and always keep our troops in your thoughts y’all!!

xo Shirri

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