July 4 will be very busy in Texas with these 15 ways to celebrate the 4th of July on the Texas Gulf Coast. These events were included in the July 1-14 issue of the Texas Coastal Wave, On The Water Lifestyle’s e-newsletter published every two weeks. You can keep up to date on happenings on the Texas Gulf Coast region by subscribing. Hope your 4th of July is enjoyable and memorable.
Beaumont – July 4
Fourth of July Celebration on the Neches River including local musical groups, a concert by the Symphony of Southeast Texas and fireworks – Riverfront Park – 409-838-3435 (x4204)
Freedom Fest 2013, City of Harlingen
Live music entertainment and fireworks both nights.
Corpus Christi – July 4
July 4 Big Bang Celebration throughout downtown from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. – 361-826-2489
Galveston – July 4
July 4 Parade & Fireworks – Annual Independence Day Parade featuring a procession of floats, decorated military vehicles and performers. This year’s parade will take place on Seawall Boulevard at 7:45 p.m. – Beachfront fireworks show starts at 9:15 p.m. – 409.457.8080
Exxon Mobil Summer Symphony Nights: A Star Spangled Salute beginning at 8:30 p.m. at the Miller Outdoor Theatre – Enjoy an evening with Principal Pops Conductor Michael Krajewski and the Houston Symphony listening to patriotic, toe-tapping American music.– 281-373-3386
Southwest Airlines Freedom Over Texas at Eleanor Tinsley Park with Sheryl Crow and Martina McBride from 4:00 to 10:00 p.m. – More than 30,000 square feet of free educational entertainment and programming and will appeal to children of all ages in the Walmart All-American Kids Zone and will feature a Radio Disney, Jr. Area. Southwest Airlines will host the Southwest Airlines VIP Hanger and the Sky Stage featuring vintage aircraft from the Lonestar Flight Museum including a B-17 Bomber, B-25 Bomber, a B-25 and two A-26 Invaders making fly-overs throughout the festival – In the Family Fitness Challenge Area activities will be provided by all five of Houston’s hometown professional sports teams – 713-537-3000 (NRG Energy)
Children’s Decorated Bicycle Parade from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. with hot dogs and drinks donated by T-Bone Tom’s at the Jimmie Walker Community Center – 877-775-3624
Firecracker 4 Run – This 4-mile run through Lake Jackson is USATF certified – Dunbar Park – 979-297-4533
LaSalle Landing Re-enactment and Fireworks – Come learn about the history of the La Salle ship and how Matagorda County was founded – East Bay Park – 877-878-5386 or 361-972-2615
4th Fest at the Pasadena Convention Center and Municipal Fairgrounds– There will a fireworks show, live music, a car show, kidzone, new attractions, USMC Toys for Tots BBQ Cook-off, games, prizes, vendors, water balloon war zone and a variety of sports from noon to 10:00 p.m. – 281-487-4331 or 713-475-7048
Celebration of Freedom at Pearland High School – Stadium and field seating will be available at no charge beginning at 6:00 p.m. – A VFW military salute will begin the evening’s entertainment, followed by the National Anthem. Then sit back, relax and sing along to the sounds of the Texas Unlimited Band. At sundown, enjoy a 20-minute fireworks display from your seat inside the stadium. Food is available for purchase or you can bring your own – 281.412.8900.
Patriotic Boat Parade and Fireworks Display with decorated boats parading through Little Bay at noon and fireworks light up the sky at dusk – Rockport Beach Park from noon to 9:00 p.m.– 361-729-6445
Fourth of July Kids’ Parade – Children are invited to march in this parade on the park’s trail…with activities and refreshments following – Meador Park- 281-291-5777
Red, Hot & Blue Festival & Fireworks Extravaganza – Come enjoy the second largest fireworks display in the Houston Area at the annual Red, Hot & Blue Festival in The Woodlands Town Center held in Town Green Park and Waterway Square. Enjoy live music, great food, games for the kids, and a spectacular fireworks display – 877-963-2447 or 281-363-2447
July 4 Fireworks beginning at 9:15 p.m. over the Laguna Madre Bay – 956-761-4412
Hope you have enjoyed 15 Ways to Celebrate 4th of July on Texas Gulf Coast and wish your 4th of July is enjoyable and memorable.