Celebrate the Fourth of July with the Woodlands Township

By: The Woodlands Township
| Published 06/17/2024

The Independence Day celebration begins Wednesday, July 3, 2024, in The Woodlands with the Star-Spangled Salute at The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion and continues July 4 with the 4th of July Parade, Red, Hot and Pool Day and five locations to enjoy a variety of activities for the Red, Hot & Blue Festival & Fireworks Extravaganza.

THE WOODLANDS, TX -- Residents in The Woodlands will have the opportunity to celebrate America’s Independence with a variety of festivities and fireworks for the Fourth of July holiday. Celebrate the Fourth of July in The Woodlands with a spectacular lineup of events providing entertainment for the whole family to enjoy.

Wednesday, July 3: Star-Spangled Salute
The celebration kicks off on Wednesday, July 3, at 8 p.m. with the Houston Symphony Orchestra performing on the Main Stage at The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion for the Star-Spangled Salute, sponsored by ExxonMobil. This event is free; tickets are not required. Gates open at 6:30 p.m. For bag policy and more information, please visit The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion.

Thursday, July 4: South County Fourth of July Parade
The festivities continue Thursday, July 4, starting at 9 a.m. with the South County Fourth of July Parade in The Woodlands Town Center and Market Street. The 1.3-mile parade features marching bands, fire engines, floats, and more! Please note that roads will be closed during the parade. For the parade map and more details, please visit Fourth of July Parade.

Red, Hot & Pool
After the Parade, residents are invited to cool down at Red, Hot & Pool at all Township pools from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The lifeguards at each pool will provide fun activities from noon to 4 p.m., as well as light refreshments, while supplies last. Daily fees will apply for residents and non-residents; entry is free for season pool pass holders.

Red, Hot & Blue Festival
The celebration will continue into the evening with the 27th annual Red, Hot & Blue Festival, featuring entertainment at five locations in The Woodlands from 6 to 10 p.m. All locations, except for Hughes Landing, will feature strolling entertainment and concessions.

  • Northshore Park will feature musical entertainment by Level One Band. Festival activities include fireworks, face painting, balloon art, concessions and live music. Please be advised, Northshore Park vehicular access will be affected on the following dates for the event. For the most up to date information regarding access, residents should visit
    • July 2 through 3: Limited, minimal vehicular traffic for event set-up.
    • July 4: No vehicular access for safety and security.
    • July 5: Reopening with limited vehicular access.
  • Town Green Park festival activities include fireworks, strolling entertainment, face painting, balloon art, children's arts and crafts, concessions and live music by Leslie Lugo and D’Luna.
  • Waterway Square festival activities include live music by Time Warp, fireworks, face painting, balloon art and concessions. The Fourth of July Parade Awards will be held at 7 p.m.
  • Rob Fleming Park festival activities include fireworks only. Please note: no vendor booths, concessions, live music or other activities will be at this event location. Due to limited parking in the Rob Fleming Park area, residents are encouraged to carpool, walk or bike to the event.
  • Hughes Landing will feature fireworks and live music from Flashpoint.

The annual celebration will culminate with an 18-minute Fireworks Extravaganza at approximately 9:30 p.m. with four launch locations. Residents can enjoy both the sights and sounds of the Fireworks Extravaganza by tuning in to KSTAR Country 99.7 FM to broadcast the soundtrack live on or by downloading the app. The app can be found by searching "KSTAR Country Radio" in the App Store or on Google Play.

Fireworks Display Locations:

  • Adjacent to Northshore Park: Primary fireworks display near Lake Woodlands.
  • Town Green Park: Secondary close-proximity (special effects) display. Please note there may be limited visibility of the primary display at Town Green Park due to trees and buildings.
  • Waterway Square District: Fireworks display near Timberloch Place and Waterway Avenue.
  • Rob Fleming Park: Fireworks display in the Village of Creekside Park.
  • Please be advised areas near the fireworks launch sites may experience fireworks fallout including, but not limited to, the Lake Woodlands Bridge, the north side of Northshore Park, the north side of The Woodlands Waterway adjacent to Town Green Park and the parking lot at the Lodge at Rob Fleming Park.

Coolers, picnic baskets and lawn chairs are permitted. A variety of concessions and beverages will be available for purchase. Glass, oversized beach umbrellas and pop-up tents are prohibited. For parking details and other event information, please visit

The Red, Hot & Blue celebration is produced by The Woodlands Township Parks and Recreation Department and sponsored by Waste Management, The Howard Hughes Corporation® and America’s ER & Urgent Care.

As the Fourth of July holiday 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. For more information about The Woodlands Township, please visit or call 281-210-3800.

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