4th of July Weekend in Houston: Fireworks, Festivals, and More Things to Do with Kids

Photo courtesy of Visit Sugarland Texas
Photo courtesy of Visit Sugarland Texas

Looking for the best things to do in Houston this 4th of July weekend? Here are some family-friendly events and activities to add to your list for this weekend.

Break out the red, white, and blue because it's time to celebrate Independence Day! There are a plethora of amazing events happening across the city and beyond to commemorate the occasion, like the Katy Freedom Festival, Friendswood's 127th annual July 4th Celebration, and Galveston's Independence Day Parade. But that's not all that's happening: you can also play a little Family BINGO in The Woodlands on Friday night and spend Saturday night at Sugar Land's Magical Night at Sugar Land Town Square

For even more fireworks and festivities, be sure to check out Where to See 4th of July Fireworks in Houston 2022. Plus, you can beat the heat when you visit one of these Top Free Swimming Pools in Houston or the Best Splash Pads and Sprinkler Parks in Houston for Kids

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The Recreation Center at Rob Fleming Park

Bayou Bend Collections and Gardens

Finnigan Park Pool 4900 Providence, 77020

Metropolitan Multi-Service Center Pool

Gateway Fountains at Discovery Green

Katherine McGovern Water Play Park at the Houston Zoo

Dolphin Lagoon at Clear Lake Park

Wright Cuney Recreation Center
Second Sunday Pickers at Jesse H. Jones Park & Nature Center
Jesse H. Jones Park and Nature Center - 2:00 PM Pick
Summer Block Party Series at Levy Park
Levy Park Conservancy - 5:00 PM Pick
Purple Martin Migration Watch Party presented by CenterPoint Energy
Willowbrook Roost near Willowbrook Mall - 7:45 PM Pick
Family Sundays with the Houston Astros
Minute Maid Park - various times Pick
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