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Where To Watch Fireworks This Fourth Of July Weekend In Houston

By Colby Smith

Where To Watch Fireworks This Fourth Of July Weekend In Houston

Just own the night… like the Fourth of July.

Fourth of July is a day for patriotism, hotdogs, cold beer, and red, white, and blue banners and flags. The cherry on top is, of course, the fantastic (coordinated) firework displays. Read on to find out where to see fireworks in Houston this Fourth of July weekend. [Featured image: @dizzy8224]

Eleanor Tinsley Park 7 – 10 pm

Catch the 800-foot-high Shell Freedom Over Texas firework display deep in the heart of Downtown, Houston with the city skyline as a backdrop. The improved firework spectacle will be preceded by live music performances from artists that include Lee Brice.

Buffalo Bayou Brewing Co. 7 – 10 pm

For the downtown fireworks, you’d be hard pressed to find a better vantage point than Buffalo Brewing Co. Located on 2101 Summer St. in Sawyer Yards is the brewery’s enormous three-story, 28,000-square-foot brewery and restaurant. Reservations are required, make yours now!

Z on 23 at Le Meridien Hotel 4 pm – 11:30 pm

Perched on top of the 23rd floor of La Méridien hotel in Downtown, Houston, Z on 23 has some of the most elevated views in the city giving visitors on July 4 a front-row seat to the downtown firework show. The open air rooftop comes bar equipped, but it only takes cash so withdraw accordingly.

Kemah Boardwalk 9:30 pm

From July 2 – July 4, Kemah is hosting glorious celebrations all Fourth of July weekend long. While views of the fireworks over Galveston Bay are free, visitors can collect a $49.99 “patriot pass” that grants admission to the boardwalk, Downtown Aquarium, and Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier all weekend long. Meanwhile, take a couple rides on the rollercoaster, catch the live bands, and play all the boardwalk games as part of the celebrations.

CityCentre ˆ7 pm – 11 pm

Local cover band Hybrid 7 will be performing a setlist of country and pop the evening of July 4 at CityCentre. Food and drinks will be available throughout the evening with a 15-minute firework show lined up for the finale. $10 parking, cash only. Ride share use is encouraged due to expected attendance.

Multiple Locations in The Woodlands 6 pm – 10 pm

The 2021 Red, Hot, & Blue Festival & Fireworks Extravaganza is set for this weekend with plenty of live entertainment, food, drinks, and activities for the kiddos in multiple locations (Town Green Park, Waterway Square, Northshore Park, Rob Fleming Park, and Hughes Landing) in the Woodlands this Saturday. An 18-minute firework show is scheduled to top off the festivities at 9:30 pm.

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Crown Festival Park 7 pm – 10 pm

Sugar Land residents can get festive at the area’s Red, White, and Boom celebration. On July 4, the free event will feature food, drinks, vendors, photo-ops, live entertainment and more. Officials encourage attendants to arrive early to get a space. Fireworks start at 9 pm.

Katy Mills Mall/Typhoon Texas 10 am – 9 pm

While Freedom Celebration at the Katy Heritage Park is a no-go this year, Katy locals can still catch the “Red, White, and Boom” festival and firework shows at Katy Mills Mall and Typhoon Texas on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday this weekend. Fireworks go off a little after nine each night.

Heritage Square at La Centerra 6 pm – 8:30 pm 

Pull up a lawn chair to La Centerra’s Red, White, and Blue Party on July 3. The event, sponsored by the Texas Children’s Hospital, will feature live music from Velvet Punch and Darwin Macon Band as well as food and drinks from Uberrito, Sweet Paris, and Gelato & Co, with beer, wine, and other available libations.

Redemption Square

This Saturday, Redemption Square is hosting Liberty on the Lawn with food, drinks, entertainment, live music, and fun for the kids. The event kicks off at 5 pm, free parking at the garage at 707 Redemption Square Rd.