Celebrate the Fourth of July Houston-Style

Houston will be buzzing with activity this Fourth of July. Parades, cook-offs, concerts and fireworks are scheduled at venues across the city. As usual, individuals aren’t allowed to shoot off fireworks anywhere within the city limits. With all the public events, however, there should be enough bangs and explosions to satisfy anyone’s fireworks cravings.

Some of the best bets for family-friendly events are located relatively close to the Greenspoint neighborhood. Below are a few of our picks for Independence Day activities.

Freedom Over Texas – Of course, the official City of Houston celebration should be pretty spectacular. It’s hard to beat kicking back in Eleanor Tinsley Park and watching fireworks with the Houston skyline in the background. This year’s musical guests are Billy Currington and Sara Evans. Fireworks begin at 9. Tickets are $8.

A Star-Spangled Salute – If you’re looking for a more classical Fourth of July experience, check out the Houston Symphony at the Miller Outdoor Theatre in Hermann Park. The symphony and vocalist Chris Hadfield (a former astronaut) will be performing a whole litany of American classics including the famed “1812 Overture.” Tickets for covered seating are free but need to be reserved at the Miller Outdoor Theatre box office on the day of the performance. The symphony begins playing at 8:30p.m..

Woodlands  4th of July – So we know that The Woodlands might be a bit of a drive for central Houston residents, but this year’s Fourth of July celebration might be worth it. Festivities begin at 9 in the morning with a parade and continue throughout the day with FREE swimming in all community pools and live music at 5p.m. The town’s 15th annual Red Hot & Blue Festival begins at 6p.m. in Town Green Park and ends with a 22-minute fireworks display at dusk.

Here at Greenspoint Dental we’d like to wish everyone in Houston a happy Fourth. We’re proud to be a part of the Houston community and can’t wait to see our city on holiday this Wednesday.