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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Things to Do All 4th of July Weekend Long
- Houston Symphony presents Summer Symphony Nights at Miller Outdoor Theatre | Friday & Saturday | FREE – The Symphony continues a tradition that dates back more than 80 years, showcasing local, national and international soloists and conductors with the first two nights of unique programming this month. 8:30pm.
- Houston Astros vs. Los Angeles Angels at Minute Maid Park | Friday to Sunday – The Astros defend Minute Maid Park against Shohei Ohtani and the boys from L.A. in a three-game series. $29 and up. Times vary.
- 2022 Master Siow’s Art of Lion Dance Seminar at Asia Society Texas Center | Friday to Sunday – World-renowned dancer, coach and lion head maker Siow Ho Phiew comes to Houston for a three-day deep-dive into the Hok San style of lion dance. $275. Times vary.
- Comedian Sam Morril at Houston Improv | Friday to Sunday – The Improv welcomes Sam Morril—stand-up comedian, actor, writer, and producer—for five sets across the weekend. The prolific New York comic has performed on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, The Late, Late Show with James Corden, Conan and more. Tickets are sold by the table; $50 for 2, and up. Times vary.
4th of July Celebrations, Garden Oaks/Oak Forest & More Destinations
- July 4th Parades, Fireworks, Celebrations & More Around Greater Houston | Saturday to Monday – Find patriotic July 4th celebrations, concerts, fireworks, and other events marking the 246th birthday of the United States. Dates and times vary.
- Must Do Things in Garden Oaks/Oak Forest | Daily – Take to the GOOF neighborhood north of the Heights for our 5 picks for things to do.
- Things to Do with Kids This Summer Around Greater Houston | Daily – Plot your course for some of the best ways to spend summer with kiddos of all ages at indoor and outdoor activities across the Greater Houston area.
- Summer Markets Around Greater Houston | Daily | No Cover – Shop local and fresh from the farm with our guide to weekly and monthly markets taking place in all corners of Greater Houston.
- Limited Time Museum Exhibits & Art Installations Around Greater Houston | Daily | Many FREE – Explore the many striking, stunning, and diverse exhibits exploring history, science, art, culture, and creativity around the Greater Houston metro area.
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.
Tickets to Houston Pro Sports Games
- Houston Astros Home Games at Minute Maid Park | 2022 Tickets on Sale | Sponsored − Save on 2022 Astros games with cheaper, better or hard-to-find seats on the online resale market.
- Houston Dynamo Home Games at PNC Stadium | 2022 Tickets on Sale | Sponsored − Save on 2022 Dynamo games with cheaper, better or hard-to-find seats on the online resale market.
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
- Thorn & Moon Magickal Market at Raven Tower | No Cover – On the grounds of White Oak Music Hall, this unique market features talented performers, authors and a market from local artisans featuring artwork, tarot, oddities and other goods of the mystical and occult. 6pm to 11pm.
- Jim Lauderdale in Concert at McGonigel’s Mucky Duck – Grammy Award-winning country, bluegrass, and Americana singer-songwriter, Jim Lauderdale stops at the Upper Kirby venue for an early show. $30 and up. 7pm.
- Night Light Bike Ride: R&B Groups at 3rd Ward Tours – Perfect for cyclists of all experience levels, cruise Houston’s Third Ward while grooving to a playlist of classic R&B hits. $11; $28.50 with bicycle rental. 7pm.
- Rugby: United States Eagles vs. French Barbarians at Aveva Stadium – International rugby comes to Houston as part of the USA Rugby Summer Series. $20 and up. 7:30pm.
- Forever Miles in Concert at White Oak Music Hall – Brothers Adrian Andrew and Daniel Martinez, who makeup Forever Miles, a Houston rock band known for bringing an exciting different take on alternative and mainstream rock music, take the stage with opening acts Griffin Swank and Ganesha. $12 and up. 8pm.
- Cheekface in Concert at the Secret Group – Influenced by the great American talk-singers like Lou Reed, Jonathan Richman and Stephen Malkmus, the indie rock trio from Los Angeles performs in EaDo. $15. 8pm.
- Crown the Empire in Concert at White Oak Music Hall – The Dallas metal band will play The Fallout in its entirety, recreating their debut album with more production and lighting than ever before. D.R.U.G.S., the Word Alive and Until I Wake will join them onstage. $25 and up. 8pm.
- Tribute to George Strait at Sugar Land Town Square | FREE – Singing hit after hit from the King of Country, Derek Spence performs a live set of George Strait’s best music outdoors in Sugar Land Towns Square. 8pm to 9pm.
- Pat Green at the Rustic Downtown – The Grammy Award-nominated American Country artist from San Antonio stops Downtown, playing music from his decades-long career. $27 and up. 8pm to 10pm.
- AM/FM: The ’70s Rock Experience at the Continental Club – Former members of iconic Houston rock bands join together to play the biggest and best rock anthems from the 1970s. $10 in advance; $15 at the door. 9pm.
- Midnight Tyrannosaurus in Concert at Stereo Live – The Florida-based producer has been making a name for himself in the underground dubstep community, and now performs at Stereo Live Houston. $15. 10pm.
- 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.
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