Fourth of July Celebrations


Make Independence Day a party to remember with the patriotic celebrations around The Woodlands. Festivities begin with the Star-Spangled Salute at The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, held on July 3. On July 4, enjoy a full day of activities starting with the Fourth of July Parade at Market Street, and the annual Red, Hot & Blue Festival 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!

Uncle Sam with Pavilion Guest at the Star Spangled Salute

Houston Symphony performing at the Pavilion's Star-Spangled Salute


Kick off America’s birthday celebration as the Houston Symphony returns to the Main Stage, Monday, July 3 at 8 p.m. for Star-Spangled Salute. This free Independence Eve spectacular, which has been a tradition at The Pavilion for over 30 seasons, features the Houston Symphony in a selection of patriotic favorites. Tickets are not required for this event. Gates open at 6:30 p.m. with pre-concert activities including photo opportunities with patriotic characters, arts and crafts, and sponsor activations.

Super Heroes at the 4th of July Parade


Starting at 9 a.m. on July 4, 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.


Family at Red, Hot, & Blue in The Woodlands

Red Hot and Blue at North Shore Park


On July 4 from 6 to 10 p.m., enjoy a variety of activities at locations throughout The Woodlands! Most 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, face painting, children's arts and crafts, balloon art, concessions, and live music on two stages. Leslie Lugo (Variety) will be playing on the Freedom Stage and D'Luna (Variety) will be playing on the Independence Stage.

Insider Tip: This festival location is larger in size and will provide the closest view to the fireworks show and may allow attendees to view portions of additional Red, Hot, & Blue fireworks displays.


Festival activities at Waterway Square include face painting, balloon art, concessions, and live music from Time Warp (80s, 90s, and Today's Hits) with the Fourth of July Parade Awards starting at 7 p.m.


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

Insider Tip: this location will have the best view of the primary fireworks display which is launched from Lake Woodlands.


Festival activities include fireworks only.


Festival activities at Hughes Landing include live music from Flashpoint (Dance/Rock/Variety).

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. Coolers, picnic baskets, blankets, and lawn chairs are permitted. Glass is prohibited.


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 2022 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.

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South County 4th of July Parade

July 04, 2024 Market Street and The Woodlands Town Center More Events

Star-Spangled Salute

July 03, 2024 The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion More Events

Red, Hot & Blue at Hughes Landing

July 04, 2024 Hughes Landing Band Shell More Events

Red, Hot & Blue at Northshore Park

July 04, 2024 Northshore Park More Events

Red, Hot & Blue at Rob Fleming Park

July 04, 2024 Rob Fleming Park More Events

Red, Hot & Blue at Town Green Park

July 04, 2024 Town Green Park More Events

Red, Hot & Blue at Waterway Square

July 04, 2024 Waterway Square More Events

The following are self-parking options located near the Memorial Day Celebration at Town Green Park. Preferred parking at the Town Center Parking Garage is available for a fee. Free guest parking is available within walking distance of the festival at the orange, yellow, blue, and white lots.