Residents and visitors alike are invited to attend a variety of festivities for the upcoming holiday weekend, including the Houston Symphony’s Star-Spangled Salute at The Pavilion, the annual Fourth of July Parade, Splash Day at Township Pools, free concerts at Northshore Park and Hughes Landing, and the annual Red, Hot & Blue Festival and Fireworks Extravaganza! 

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Sunday, July 3, 2016

Star-Spangled Salute at The Pavilion:

The holiday festivities begin on Sunday, July 3, 2016, with the Houston Symphony’s Star-Spangled Salute. The concert features a selection of patriotic favorites, American Classics, sing-alongs, and of course, Tchaikovsky’s “1812 Overture” complete with cannons from atop the hill.  The concert begins at 8 p.m. at The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, and admission is FREE. Gates open at 6:30 p.m.


Monday, July 4, 2016

Fourth of July Parade:

Wake up early on July 4, put on your red, white and blue and get a prime viewing spot for the exciting South County Fourth of July Parade. The 1.3-mile parade begins and ends at The Woodlands United Methodist Church.The parade begins at 9 a.m., with marching bands, fire engines, clowns, horses and floats. A tent will be set up in front of The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion for senior citizens and the physically challenged to obtain relief from the summer heat. Roads will be closed during the parade; view the parade route map for more details.

Splash Day:

Cool off on the Fourth of July at one of the Township’s community pools! The lifeguards at each pool will a select special theme and provide free activities and refreshments while supplies last. Pools will be FREE to all residents from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. with activities occurring between noon and 4 p.m. Sponsored by Kroger. 

“Things That Go” Bike Parade and Concert in the Park

Bring the kids to Northshore Park at 4:30 p.m. for the “Things That Go” Bike Parade and Decorating Contest. Families are invited to parade their patriotically-decorated bike around the park with awards to follow. Decorating will be held from 4:30 to 5:15 p.m. and materials will be provided, or you can bring your own. The event is free and open to children ages 14 and under. The parade and judging will begin at 5:15 p.m. Don’t forget to pack a picnic and bring your lawn chairs for an evening of great music by The Spicolis, beginning at 5:30 p.m. Sponsored by Kroger.

Live Music at Hughes Landing:

Experience The Woodlands’ newest mixed-use development in a unique way this Independence Day at Hughes Landing (located off Lake Woodlands Drive and Lake Front Circle, just east of Northshore Park). Featuring the county and rock sounds of Sawdust Road, the concert will take place along Restaurant Row beginning at 5:30 p.m. Sponsored by America’s ER. 

Red, Hot & Blue Festival and Fireworks Extravaganza:

Celebrate freedom in The Woodlands with vendor booths, great food, children’s activities and entertainment on multiple stages at Town Green Park and Waterway Square from 6 to 10 p.m. This community-wide celebration offers fun for all ages. The event culminates with one of the largest fireworks displays in the Greater Houston area with the 20+ minute Fireworks Extravaganza over The Woodlands Town Center. Sponsored by CHI St. Luke’s Health, The Woodlands Development Company, Wells Fargo, Kevin Brady for Congress, Waste Management, Coca-Cola and H-E-B. 

This holiday weekend, Recycle on the Go! Look for recycling receptacles along the Fourth of July Parade route and at the Red, Hot and Blue Festival. The Woodlands Township will be diverting plastic, aluminum and cardboard from the landfill.

For more details about any of these great events, please call the Parks and Recreation Department at 281-210-3800 or visit the Fourth of July webpage.