Amarillo: July 4th Fireworks
The Texas Panhandle's largest fireworks display, sponsored by the Amarillo Globe-News. More than 50,000 people gather near Thompson Park to view this spectacular event. Time: Sunset. Cost: Free. Location: Ross Rogers Golf Course in Thompson Park (US Highway 287 north). For more information, call 806-376-4488.
Arlington: Annual 4th of July Parade
This parade has become one of the largest in Texas. An old-fashioned community parade. With over 150 entries that include marching bands to exotic automobiles, military color guards to clowns, and dignitaries to unique presentations, the theme of what Independence Day is
all about. Parade entries and volunteer helpers are welcome. Time: 9am, lasting about two hours. Cost: Free. Location:
downtown Arlington. For more information, call 817-275-3706.
Baytown: July 4th Celebration
An evening featuring a variety of family-oriented activities including a parade, food booths, craft booths, a children's amusement area, live entertainment, and a fireworks display. Cost: Free admission. Location: Bicentennial Park (Market Street / Lee Drive) in Baytown.
Chappell Hill: 30th Annual 4th of July Parade
"Best Small Town Parade in America," featuring floats, cowboys, antique cars, the renowned Marching Kazoo Band. Creative entries welcomed. Prizes awarded. Time: 10am. Cost: Free admission. Location: Downtown Chappell Hill. For more information, call 979-337-9910 or visit
Lake Jackson: Old Fashion 4th Celebration
An old-fashioned 4th of July celebration, the day begins with food, games, fun, family and friends, ending at dusk with a spectacular fireworks display. Location: MacLean Park, 91 Lake Road. For more information, call 409-297-4533.
Lubbock: Fourth on Broadway
A celebration of the 4th of July with a parade and street fair. The parade begins at 10am, followed by live music, with food and craft booths lined up along Broadway. The day ends with a concert and fireworks display. Time: All Day. Cost: Free. Location: Broadway Street.
Rockport: Rockport Art Festival
Central to coastal Texas' Independence Day celebrations, Rockport Art Festival is in its 35th year. This art town's juried fine arts festival hosts 125+ artists from across United States. In a tented atmosphere adjacent to Rockport Center for the Arts, it is situated by Aransas and Little Bays and Rockport's Harbor and Beach Park. Includes artists' demonstrations, foods, live entertainment, shopping and hands-on art activities for children. Time: 10am - 6pm Saturday; 10am-5pm Sunday; Special Performance 8pm Saturday. Cost: $5 daytime; $10 nighttime.
Celebrate our nation's independence where Texas declared her independence. HEB Presents Fireworks-On-The-Brazos with free Blue Bell ice cream and Coca-Cola drinks, live concert and a fireworks extravaganza. Time: 10am-10pm. Cost: Free. Location: Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site, 12300 Park Road 12, Washington,
Willie's 4th of July Picnic
Willie Nelson is back in the Fort
Worth Stockyards for the 2011 4th of July, with both outdoor venues and
inside Billy Bob's Texas. The long-standing Texas tradition will break new ground as it will be held outside and inside of the famed Billy Bob's Texas. Headliners at Willie Nelson's 4th of July Picnic & Throwdown will perform on the venue's main stage outside with many artists taking the stage indoors for a full complement of multi-talented entertainers.
Willie Nelson's 4th of July Picnic & Throwdown is designed to provide guests a not-to-be-missed afternoon and evening of exceptional performances by artists from all musical genres, along with some unexpected jam sessions. Country Throwdown tour artists include Willie Nelson, Jamey Johnson, Randy Houser, Lee Brice, Craig Campbell, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, and Drake White. Willie's Picnic will feature many artists who are traditionally featured on the Willie's Picnic lineup, including Ray Price, David Allan Coe, Paula Nelson, and more.
The Woodlands: 9th Annual Red, Hot & Blue Festival
The Woodlands' single largest event is held in Town Green Park on the banks of The Woodlands Waterway. The 23-minute fireworks show, shot over The Woodlands Town Center, is the second largest in the Greater Houston region, second only to downtown Houston. Location: From I-45 going South: Take the Robinson Road/Woodlands Parkway exit #76. Continue on I-45 feeder to Woodlands Parkway and turn right. Follow Festival Parking signs to park. From I-45 going North: Take the Woodlands Parkway exit (76B) and travel west on Woodlands Parkway. Follow Festival Parking signs.