Houston Home Owners Have Lots of Ways to Celebrate Independence Day

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July 4th is right around the corner, and everyone living in a Houston home can find something fun to do to celebrate the day.  Music lovers will enjoy CityCentre’s live music and fireworks. The country/rock band Texas Unlimited Band will take the stage at 7 p.m.  The evening closes around 11 p.m. with a 15-minute fireworks display. Admission to the event is free, though parking is $10. Come early and plan to grab dinner at one of the many great restaurants.  You’ll find everything from quick burritos and burgers to elegant sit-down establishments. Attendance is expected to be high, so allow extra time for parking and consider carpooling with friends or taking public transit.  Get more details about the CityCentre Independence Day Fireworks Spectacular.

Miller Outdoor Theatre is an ideal Houston real estate location for families to celebrate the 4th.  The Houston Symphony will present a concert called Star Spangled Salute. Attendees will enjoy the symphony’s performance of patriotic songs, beginning at 8:30 p.m and ending at 10 with a fireworks display in Herman Park.  The event is free to all comers, though there are a limited number of tickets available to reserve a seat in the covered area. Call the box office between 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. to reserve. Otherwise, just bring a blanket or low lawn chairs and relax under the stars.  Find more details about the Star Spangled Salute at Miller Outdoor Theatre.

Attend July 4th Festivities all Day on Houston Real Estate

Before the fireworks, head to Bayou Bend for the 4th of July festival.  The fun will begins at noon and runs until 5 p.m. Those interested in American art and its relationship to the nation’s history can tour the Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens.  The collection is located in the Houston home of Ima Hogg, the noted civic leader and philanthropist, who lived from 1882 to 1975. After seeing the art, drop in at the festival for performers, arts and crafts for the kids, and activities.  Visitors can also hear the Declaration of Independence read two different time, then toast the country with fresh lemonade. Be sure to stop and sign a giant copy of the declaration, too. Admission is free. Get more details about the Bayou Bend 4th of July Festival and art collection.  

Anyone with a Houston home knows that July is one of the hottest months of the year.  Cool off at the Square at Memorial City at the July Fourth Snow and Ice Celebration from 1 to 4 p.m.  Play, make snow angels, and build snowmen in the 30,000 pounds of snow piled high in the square.  Have an ice cream or cotton candy for a sweet treat. The city’s best 1980s tribute band, The Ruxpins, will play from 2 to 4 p.m.  The fun continues at the Waterworks Spectacular on The Lawn at Memorial City, with a 36 foot slip and slide and giant bubbles in the Criss Cross Collision Course.  Attendees can also hear the patriotic songs of the Stars and Stripes at the Lawn, as well as enjoying frozen treats and yummy food. Admission to all these events is free.  Find out more about Memorial City’s July 4th events.