Plan Your 5-Day 4th of July Weekend: June 30 to July 4, 2022

Freedom Over Texas returns to Eleanor Tinsley Park for a Fourth extravaganza | Courtesy of City of Houston

Updated Thursday, June 30, 2022 at 6:16pm

Find the perfect things to do in H-Town with our expanded, 5-day Houston July 4th Weekend Guide for Thursday, June 30 through Independence Day, Monday, July 4, 2022.

Add some spark to your 2022 Independence Day celebration with firework displays, parades, concerts, comedy shows, and other star-spangled events over this long five-day weekend!

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Ongoing Theater Shows & Arts Performances

Many plays, musicals, and other stage shows span multiple weeks. Scroll down to find new shows opening this week, then ongoing performances, followed by shows that are wrapping up this weekend.

  • Broadway Across America presents Disney’s Frozen at Hobby Center | Thursday to Sunday | Opening Weekend – The Broadway adaptation of Disney’s classic film Frozen comes to Downtown, bringing Elsa, Anna, Olaf, Kristoff, Sven, and more to the Hobby stage. $40 and up. Times vary. 
  • The Sticky Sweet Summer Show at MATCH | Daily | Opening Weekend  – This all-new musical explores what it means to be alive in 2022 with live music and Houston’s funniest actors. Pay what you can; suggested price is $35. Times vary. 
  • Edith Can Shoot Things & Hit Them at MATCH | Friday to Sunday | Opening Weekend – Catch this play from the award-winning John Steven Kellett Memorial Series about first love, youth and the universal truth about finding the family of your choice. $25. Times vary. 
  • Noir at Alley Theatre | Thursday to Saturday | Final Weekend – Inspired by classic film noir, this world premiere musical is the story of a lonely man who begins eavesdropping on the couple next door, drawn deeper into intrigue and deceit. $28 and up. Showtimes vary.
  • Massacre: Sing to Your Children at Alta Arts | Friday to Saturday | Final Weekend  – Oscar-nominated playwright Jose Rivera, best known for his screenplay The Motorcycle Diaries, presents his latest political yet poetic work about eight people from a small town who commit a gruesome act. $20. 8pm. 

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Thursday, June 30, 2022

  • Houston Astros vs. New York Yankees at Minute Maid Park – Rescheduled from early April, this game brings the Yanks to town for one night–only in what’s sure to be a contentious affair at the ballpark. $45 and up. 5pm.
  • Pilates at Discovery Green | FREE – Stretch your way to fitness and discover the health benefits of pilates during this one-hour outdoor class in the evening. Registration required. 6:30pm. 
  • Musiqa Live Performance at Contemporary Arts Museum Houston | FREE – Closing out their 2021-22 season, the chamber orchestra performs pieces from Africa and the African diaspora, inspired by CAMH’s latest exhibition, Amoako Boafo: Soul of Black Folks. Free with registration. 6:30pm.
  • 5-Course Wine Tasting Adventure at Bocca Italian Kitchen – Enjoy a delicious meal prepared by Houston’s acclaimed chef and Chopped champion, Justin Turner. The meal will paired by wine expert Ross Tefeller, with five different wines from Italy, California and Washington. $100. 6:30pm to 8:30pm. 
  • Charcuterie Board Class at Ingenious Brewing Company – Take your charcuterie to the next level with the experts from In House Chefs while you drink a flight of Ingenious craft beer. This likely sell-out class will teach you how to prepare a board to take home with quality meats and cheeses, custom spreads and all the extras. $46. 6:30pm to 9pm. 
  • The Exquisite Moving Corpse at MATCH | FREE – Based on the French parlor game, Exquisite Corpse, 60 artists were invited to make a one-minute video in response to the last frame of the previous video, resulting in an insightful artistic chain letter. An artistic discussion will follow the screening. RSVP required. 7:30pm.
  • Pop Evil at Warehouse Live – The Michigan-based alternative-rock post-grunge band takes the stage for a live set along with The Oxymorons and Zillion. $20 and up. 7:30pm.
  • Sonia Flores: Ascendants From The Future at the Orange Show | FREE – Artist Sonia Flores presents her latest work, Ascendants From the Future. Resembling D.N.A. strands, her macramé artwork hangs from the ceilings and covers the floor creating an interstellar ambiance. The evening will include a Q&A with Flores and a performance by Aurum Son. 8pm to 10pm. 
  • Texas Hold’Em Band in Concert at Neon Boots Dancehall & Saloon – Dance the night away to one of Houston’s best country bands as they play their signature fiddle and steel guitar on stage at Neon Boots Dancehall & Saloon. $10 in advance; $15 at the door. 8:30pm to midnight. 
  • Jamie Lin Wilson in Concert at Dosey Doe: the Big Barn – The Americana singer-songwriter and solo artist from D’Hanis, Texas takes the stage in the Woodlands. $15 and up. 8:30pm. 
  • More Great Things to Do All July 4th Weekend Long – Some of the biggest things to do are happening all weekend long. Scroll up and see our list, or browse Houston Experiences to save on museum passes, tours, and more.

Friday, July 1, 2022

  • More Great Things to Do All July 4th Weekend Long – Some of the biggest things to do in Houston are happening all weekend long. Scroll up to see our list, or browse Houston Experiences to save on museum passes, tours, and more.

Things to Do on Saturday, July 2, Sunday, July 3, and Independence Day, Monday, July 4, 2022.

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