Residents and visitors alike are invited to celebrate freedom in The Woodlands and enjoy a variety of festivities for the upcoming holiday weekend.

The 2017 holiday has entertainment and activities for everyone to enjoy! Festivities Agenda:

Monday, July 3, 2017

8 p.m. – Houston Symphony’s Star-Spangled Salute at The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion.

Kick off America’s birthday celebration at Star-Spangled Salute as the Houston Symphony takes the Main Stage, Sunday, July 3 at 8 p.m.   This free Independence Eve spectacular, which has been a tradition at The Pavilion for 26 years, features the Houston Symphony in a selection of patriotic favorites, presented by The Woodlands Development Company. Tickets are not required. Gates open at 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

9 a.m. – South County Fourth of July Parade

The 42nd Annual 4th of July Parade, “Let Freedom Ring,” will begin at 9:00 a.m. with the singing of the national anthem by Kelly Peterson from the balcony in Market Street and Lauren Moore at Town Green Park. More than 20,000 spectators will line the streets in Town Center to celebrate. Grand Marshal Dana Tyson, with Sunny 99.1, will lead over 150 entries, including five marching bands and federal, state and local dignitaries, through the 1.3 mile parade route in The Woodlands Town Center.

10 a.m. – 6 p.m. – Splash Day at all 13 Township pools presented by Kroger.

All pools are open with free admission from 10am-6pm. The lifeguards at each pool will select a special theme and provide free activities from noon to 4 p.m. Refreshments available while supplies last.

6 – 10 p.m. – 20th Annual Red, Hot & Blue Festival and Fireworks Extravaganza Presented by CHI St. Luke’s Health

Celebrate freedom in The Woodlands with great food, live entertainment, children’s activities and family fun at multiple locations around The Woodlands from 6 to 10 p.m.! The event culminates with one of the largest fireworks displays in the Greater Houston area:

  • Northshore Park will host the annual “Things That Go” bike parade and decorating contest. Families are invited to parade their patriotically-decorated bike around Northshore Park. Decorating will take place beginning at 5:30 p.m. Materials will be provided while supplies last, or participants can bring their own. Judging of the most patriotic bike will begin at 7:30 p.m. during intermission. There will also be face painting, food trucks and musical entertainment by Fidelity Maxx. The park will be closed to vehicular traffic at 11:30 p.m. on July 3, 2017, and reopen at 5:30 a.m. on July 5, 2017. If attendees are going to attend the event at Northshore Park, they are encouraged to park on the AON Hewitt Campus.
  • Town Green Park will have a wide variety of activities, including strolling entertainers, face painters, balloon artists, inflatables, a kids’ zone, food vendors and two stages for music from the Mars Hill Band (Freedom Stage) and the Klockwork Band (Independence Stage). Freedom Stage sponsored by Waste Management.
  • Waterway Square Park will have concessions, face painting, a balloon artist and entertainment by the Level One Band.
  • Hughes Landing with feature musical entertainment from the ‘50s to the ‘80s by Johnny and the Spinsations. Sponsored by America’s ER
  • Rob Fleming Park will have food trucks, face painting and the country musical stylings of Cody Wayne.
  • 9:30 p.m. Fireworks Extravaganza – The annual celebration will culminate with an 18-minute fireworks extravaganza at approximately 9:30 p.m. at multiple launch locations.
    • Fireworks Launch Locations

      • Lake Woodlands *Primary Display
      • Town Green Park *Secoondary Close-Proximity Display
      • Waterway Square *Secondary Close-Proximity Display
      • Village of Creekside Park, near Rob Fleming Park

The presenting festival sponsor of the multi-location Red, Hot and Blue celebration is CHI St. Luke’s Health, with additional sponsor support from Waste Management, Texas Tige Marine, Coca Cola, America’s ER and The Woodlands Development Company, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Howard Hughes Corporation®.

For more details and updates, please visit or follow The Woodlands Township Parks and Recreation Department on Facebook at As the Fourth of July weekend nears, residents are reminded that The Woodlands Covenants strictly prohibit the sale or use of home fireworks and sparklers of any kind in The Woodlands neighborhoods.