Got plans for the Fourth of July?
With the holiday approaching, some Houston-area cities are preparing their own celebration amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Events will be different this year, with some activities going virtual. Others will have limited in-person activities and strict social distancing protocols.
Before attending any event, be sure to self-screen for COVID-19, wash hands frequently, and if you’re going with a group of up to 10 people, be sure to social distance from other groups.
Here are the events scheduled for Fourth of July this year in the Houston-area:
Shell Freedom Over Texas
Date: July 4, 7 p.m.
Mayor Sylvester Turner made the announcement on June 15 that this year’s Shell Freedom Over Texas fireworks show will happen but activities will not. There will be performances from Pat Green and the Houston Symphony and appearances by Trae Tha Truth and Bun B.
Fourth of July in Magnolia
Date: July 4
This year’s Magnolia event will be a little different this year. There will be numerous activities such as fishing, biking, and family picnics.
Fireworks are scheduled at dusk.
Tomball Fireworks Show
Date and time: July 4, 9:30 p.m.
“Social distance with a bang!” says Tomball, as their Fourth of July fireworks show is planned to be massive.
Katy Fireworks Show
Date and time: Sat. July 4, 9 p.m.
Join the City of Katy and Typhoon Texas on a fireworks show on the Fourth of July. In-person activities have been cancelled this year due to COVID-19.
The City of Katy also requests event attendees to maintain six feet of social distance and wear face coverings during the fireworks show.
Sugar Land Virtual Fireworks Show
Date and time: Sat. July 4, 8 p.m.
This year’s Fireworks Show will be virtual, and the City of Sugar Land wants their businesses and residents to participate in this year’s special event.
All in-person activities have been cancelled for 2020.
Rosenberg Fireworks Show
Date: July 4
Rosenberg’s 4th of July event has been modified to feature only a fireworks show. Residents are encouraged to watch the show at a distance from the park as access to the park will be closed for the duration of the event.
City of Alvin Fireworks Show
Date: July 4, 9 p.m.
City of Alvin’s Fireworks Show will take place at Briscoe Park, which will be closed to the public during the show. Residents and attendees are suggested to stay in their vehicles during the fireworks display and tune in to KACC 89.7 FM for patriotic music.