Want to see July 4 fireworks? Here are 7 Independence Day events in the Houston-area.

What will the Fourth of July look like in the Houston-area as outdoor events are now permitted in Texas?

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.

🥳🥳 We’re SO excited!

Posted by Special Events, City of Houston on Tuesday, June 23, 2020

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.

CITY OF MAGNOLIA WILL HAVE FIREWORKS. Since our world is beginning to open up and people are moving round....it's about...

Posted by Magnolia Festival Committee on Monday, June 1, 2020

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.

This 4th of July join us for the annual Freedom Celebration* and enjoy our evening program of fireworks and music at 9...

Posted by Official - City of Katy on Friday, June 19, 2020

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.

🎆 Red, White and Boom is going virtual for 2020! 🎆 Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there’s a new look and feel for events...

Posted by Sugar Land Parks and Recreation on Monday, June 22, 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 Announces New Plans for July 4th Celebration 🇺🇸 Change of plans! To protect the health & safety of our community...

Posted by City of Rosenberg - Government on Wednesday, June 24, 2020

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.

Join us for a July 4th Fireworks Extravaganza. The viewing area has been expanded this year, so Briscoe Park will be...

Posted by City of Alvin - Government on Sunday, June 28, 2020

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