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Fourth of July Celebrations


Make Independence Day a party to remember with the patriotic celebrations around The Woodlands. Festivities begin with the Fourth of July Parade at Market Street, followed by the Stars at Night - A Salute to Service at The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, both held on July 3. Enjoy a full day of activities and the annual Red, Hot & Blue Festival on July 4 which features great food, live entertainment, family fun, and multiple fireworks shows in and around town. The 18-minute fireworks show is the largest in the Houston area!

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Fourth of July Parade


Starting at 9 a.m. on July 3, spectators can enjoy the South County Fourth of July Parade. The 1.3-mile parade will make its way around The Woodlands passing through Market Street and by Town Green Park. The annual event features marching bands, fire engines, clowns, floats, and more. 

Insider Tip: Some roads will be closed during the parade; view route map for details.

Stars at Night - A Salute to Service at The Pavilion


On July 3 at 8 p.m., enjoy a tribute to our nation and pay homage to our local service heroes at the Stars at Night - A Salute to Service at The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion. The performance will feature music from The Woodlands Symphony Orchestra and the event will also recognize service stars (teachers, first responders, medical teams, and frontline workers) during the pandemic.

Pre-concert activities begin at 6:30 p.m. in the North and South Plazas and will feature photo opportunities with patriotic characters, giveaways, The Pavilion Partners Arts & Crafts booth and an Instrument Petting Zoo, and activations by local organizations.

To receive text updates about this show, text Stars21 to (877) 350-1693.

Red Hot and Blue at North Shore Park

Red, Hot & Blue Festival Music


On July 4 from 6 to 10 p.m., enjoy a variety of activities at locations throughout The Woodlands! All sites will feature live music beginning at 6 p.m. with bands playing until the Fireworks Extravaganza at approximately 9:30 p.m. View the complete lineup of events at each location below.


Festival activities at Town Green Park include strolling entertainment, concessions, and live music on two stages. Fidelity Maxx (Funky Dance) will be playing on the Freedom Stage and Leslie Lugo Band (Latin/Variety) will be playing on the Independence Stage.


Festival activities at Waterway Square include strolling entertainment, concessions, and live music from Nervous Rex Band (Variety) with the Fourth of July Parade Awards starting at 7:00 p.m.


Festival activities at Northshore Park include strolling entertainment, concessions, and live music from Level One Band (Motown/Funk).


Festival activities at Rob Fleming Park include strolling entertainers, concessions, and live music from Cold Shot (Variety).


Festival activities at Hughes Landing include live music from Time Warp (80s, 90s & Today's Hits).

Please note: For the comfort and safety of all attendees, oversized beach umbrellas and pop-up tents are not permitted at any location during the festival. In addition, Northshore Park will be closed to the public from 6 to 9 a.m. on July 2 for event preparations and set up with no vehicular access on July 4 for safety and security. The park will reopen on July 5 with limited vehicular access.

Fireworks over The Woodlands, Texas


The 18-minute Fireworks Extravaganza will take place at approximately 9:30 p.m. The primary fireworks display will be located in Lake Woodlands adjacent to Northshore Park, with a secondary close-proximity (special effects) display at Town Green Park. The 2021 Fireworks Extravaganza will also feature a fireworks display in the Waterway Square District near Timberloch Place and Waterway Avenue and Rob Fleming Park in the Village of Creekside Park.

Insider Tip: To ensure spectators have the best fireworks visibility possible, fireworks teaser shots will be fired from all launch locations at 9, 9:10 and 9:20 p.m.