Celebrate the Fourth of July with concerts, virtual presentations and more on Independence Day, Saturday, July 4, 2020.
Start planning your patriotic weekend and toast to Independence Day with our list of Fourth of July 2020 events around Greater Houston.
July 4th Virtual Events & Celebrations Around Greater Houston
- Sidewalk Chalk Contest at Lone Star Flight Museum – Create your own Fourth of July or aviation-inspired sidewalk chalk artistry for prizes at Lone Star Flight Museum. There will be categories for kids, teens, and adults, and winners in each category will receive gift certificates, museum swag, and other prizes. $5 for ages 4 to 10; $10 for ages 12 and up; free for members. 10am to 12:30pm.
- Drink The Flag at The Rustic | No Cover – The Rustic hosts their annual Drink the Flag hangout for Independence Day. When you purchase a beer for the flag, you’ll get to select your desired donation amount that will benefit the Lone Survivor Foundation. Noon to 8pm.
- Battleship Texas WWII Gunner Trailer at Lone Star Flight Museum – Step inside the ship gunner and travel back in history this 4th of July at Lone Star Flight Museum. Visit with members of the Battleship Texas Foundation and more. Tickets are $10 for ages 12 and up; $5 for ages 4 to 10; free for members. 10am to 4pm.
- Underbelly Hospitality presents July 4th at Home: Grillin’ with Greg via Zoom – Join Greg Peters, chef de cuisine at Georgia James, as he trades the cast iron for the grill. Pick up your July 4th grilling kit at Georgia James on July 3 between 4pm and 8pm, and tune in on July 4 at 1pm to grill alongside Greg. The kit includes a whole chicken, a package of Chris Shepherd’s bacon sausage, slaw, baked beans, banana pudding, and more. $175 and feeds 4 people. 1pm.
- City of Houston’s Freedom Over Texas Celebration: Virtual Edition on ABC13 Houston | FREE – Due to uncertainty surrounding the pandemic, the City of Houston’s annual Freedom Over Texas festival and fireworks presentation will be televised to keep Houston safe. The musical program is headlined by country artist Pat Green, and will also feature rappers Trae Tha Truth and Bun B. It will kick off with a performance by Houston Symphony (who normally host their own annual performance at Miller Outdoor Theatre) and feature more live and virtual appearances. 7pm to 10pm.
- Congregation Emanu El presents An Emanu El Fourth of July Celebration via Zoom | FREE – Join Cantor Simmons and Barbara Loeser on the Fourth of July for a multi-generational celebration of America’s independence featuring popular patriotic and folk songs. In addition to the musical selection, there will be a themed scavenger hunt, a parade of photos, and a cooking demo before concluding with havdalah. Though this event is free, you must register for this event. 7pm.
- Sugar Land Parks and Recreation presents Red, White & Boom: Virtual July 4th Celebration on Facebook Live | FREE – Enjoy a virtual pre-recorded celebration video that will feature local residents, businesses, and city staff all showcasing community pride before reflecting on footage from past years’ event programming and a fireworks finale. 8pm to 8:30pm.
- Numbers Nightclub presents All Bowie July 4th Livestream via Twitch | FREE – Join Numbers Nightclub resident DJ Wes Wallace for an all-David Bowie music and video virtual dance night featuring hits like “Let’s Dance” and “Modern Love.” This event will be held online on DJ Wes Wallace’s Twitch page. Donations are accepted. 8:30pm.
Social Distancing, Mask Requirements & COVID-19 Precautions
Businesses around Greater Houston and the State of Texas are opening up and individual social distancing practices vary from location to location.
Masks are mandated for entering all businesses across the City of Houston and Harris County (through at least Tuesdays, June 30, 2020) in order to reduce the spread of the virus which is growing faster in Houston than the rest of Texas.
Local business owners, many already struggling, face a $1000 fine if they do not enforce this ruling. Texas Governor Greg Abbott has confirmed that local governments can mandate that counties and cities can enforce this rule and has asked that all Texans wear a mask in public, as Texas and Houston have quickly become a hotspot for cases of COVID-19.
It is expected that the mask order will be extended into July. Masks are worn to protect the other people around you and in the community. They have proven to significantly reduce the spread of COVID-19.
Please contact individual organizers directly if you have any questions about their operational guidelines during this time.
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