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Top 5 Fourth of July Activities for Teens in Houston

Can you feel it? That’s the spirit of America taking over H-town. Independence Day is coming in hot, so it’s time to decide how you wanna pay your respects to the Founding Fathers. You could stay at home reading the Declaration of Independence, but that sounds horrible. Get out there and enjoy one (or more) of these Top 5 Fourth of July celebrations going on in Houston.

find out where to see fireworks in Houston
Let our inner pyromaniacs rejoice.

1. Freedom Over Texas

Head over to Eleanor Tinsley Park on Buffalo Bayou to join the party at CITGO Freedom Over Texas. Good times can be had from 4 to 10 pm on the Fourth of July. This is the place to be if you like country music. Live bands will be playing throughout the evening (including Chris Young and The Mavericks), and best believe there will be a fireworks show. Buy your tickets online by for only $8.

fireworks show at Freedom Over Texas
Photo courtesy of Freedom Over Texas

2. Fourth of July in The Woodlands

If you’re living that Woodlands life, you have plenty of options for fun this Fourth of July weekend. Start the festivities a day early with the Star-Spangled Salute at The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion on July 3rd. The Houston Symphony will be playing a quote-unquote “selection of patriotic favorites” for free starting at 8 pm. On July 4th, the Woodlands will also host the South County Fourth of July Parade at 9 am. Wrap up your freedom-fueled day at the Red, Hot & Blue Festival and Fireworks Extravaganza at Town Green Park and Waterway Square from 6 to 10 pm. Come hungry if you wanna try your hand (and stomach) at a hot dog eating contest, or just hang out and wait for the 20+ minute fireworks display.

Eat hot dogs at the Woodlands' Red Hot and Blue festival
Channel your inner hamster for the hot dog eating contest.

3. Summer Symphony Nights

Didn’t catch the Star-Spangled Salute in the Woodlands on Sunday? No problem. You can go to the ExxonMobil Summer Symphony Nights: Star-Spangled Salute on July 4th at Miller Outdoor Theatre. The Houston Symphony will be back at it again with the patriotic jams and cannon blasts starting at 8:30 pm. Did we mention the fireworks display? That’s a given. To get your free tickets (up to four tickets per person over the age of 16, while supplies last), step right up to the Miller Outdoor Theatre box office between 10:30 am and 1 pm on the Fourth of July.

Catch the Symphony at the Star-Spangled Spectacular on July 4th
It’s symphony time.

4. 4th Fest at Constellation Field

Sugar Land friends, get ready for the 4th Fest at Constellation Field at Constellation Field on July 4th. Gates open at 4 pm and the evening’s first act, the Cory Green Band, will take the stage no later than 6 pm. The evening will also include musical performances by Mike and the Moonpies, Jason Boland & The Stragglers, and a post-concert fireworks show. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for children (and parking is only $5!). 

eat apple pie on the Fourth of July
That apple pie feeling.

5. Memorial City Snow & Ice Celebration

Wanna try something new this year? Check out the Snow & Ice Celebration at The Square at Memorial City. There will be 25,000 pounds of snow, but that’s not all. You can take in some live music, frozen treats, patriotic eats, and endless fun for everyone. The fest runs from 1-4 pm at the Square of Memorial City.

snow
When you hear there’s going to be 25,000 lbs of snow.

Leaving town for the weekend? We’ve got Fourth of July guides for Austin, Dallas, and San Antonio too!

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