Houston: What to do with the family this July 4th

July 4th Celebration at Bayou Bend

Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens

July 4. 1pm-5pm

FREE

With performers, crafts, activities, refreshments, and much more, join the the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston to celebrate Independence Day at Houston’s home for American decorative arts and paintings. A reading of the Declaration of Independence beings at 3 p.m. on the Diana Terrace of the Bayou Bend house and will be followed by birthday cake. And don’t forget to sign the giant replica of the Declaration of Independence before you leave to remind us the freedom and privileges we have in this country.

Fourth of July Celebration at Kemah Boardwalk

Kemah Boardwalk

July 4. All day with fireworks at 9:30 pm.

FREE.

Live music & patriotic fireworks show over Galveston Bay.

Houston Sypmphony’s Star Spangled Salute

Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavillion

July 3rd at  8pm
FREE
Enjoy an evening with Principal Pops Conductor Michael Krajewski and the Houston Symphony listening to patriotic, toe-tapping American music. Make sure to stay until the end for the 1812 Overture-complete with booming cannons! This celebration concludes with a magnificent display of fireworks provided by Miller Theatre Advisory Board.

Also check one of my favorite houston event websites, http://www.houston.culturemap.com/ for more July 4th and other summertime events.


Austin:

http://www.austintexas.org/

http://www.freefuninaustin.com/


Dallas:

http://www.dfwandbeyond.com/

http://www.dmagazine.com

(Oh and, Dallas folk. Willie Nelson will be performing at Billy Bob’s this year. Too cool for school.)

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