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KINGWOOD BIG BAND CONCERT - June 24

The Kingwood Big Band will celebrate America's birthday early with its fifth annual Patriotic Celebration Concert Saturday, June 24, at Lone Star College-Kingwood at 2 p.m. in the college's Student Conference Center. The band will perform patriotic favorites and jazz music from the Big Band era. Tickets are $10; $5 for students ages 18 and younger. Children under 12 are free. To purchase tickets in advance or for more information, call Angie Spargur at 281-312-1709.

SCUTTLEBUTT USO GOLF TOURNAMENT - June 30
The Scuttlebutt is holding its inaugural golf tournament benefiting the Houston United Service Organization (USO). It will be at Atascocita Golf Club on Friday, June 30 with a tee time of 8:30 a.m. Breakfast and lunch is included as well as raffles and music. They are still looking for players, sponsors and volunteers for this worthy event that will help support more than 100,000 local, active-duty service members. To sign up, call 832-672-3950 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

KINGS HARBOR FIREWORKS AND CONCERT -  July 1
Celebrate Independence Day Weekend on Saturday, July 1, from 7-10 p.m., and the return of the pier with the family at Kings Harbor, 4501 Magnolia Cove Dr., Kingwood. Enjoy a concert by Johnny & The Spinsations at 7 p.m. and fireworks off the pier at 9:30 p.m. Bring blankets and lawn chairs for this fun event. Carpooling is encouraged as surface parking will be unavailable. For information, visit www.kings-harbor.com.

ALSPAUGH’S STREET DANCE - July 1
The Kingwood Family Street Dance at Alspaugh’s Ace Hardware, 2720 W. Lake Houston Pkwy. is Saturday, July 1. Donations collected will go to Young Life, a local Kingwood ministry. Coolers and lawn chairs welcome. Glass is prohibited. Food serving at 6 p.m., live music at 7 p.m., and the event ends at 9 p.m.

PATRIOTIC WORSHIP CONCERT - July 2
First Methodist Church in Humble will host a celebration of American freedom Sunday, July 2, at 10 a.m. in the sanctuary featuring the First Methodist Chancel Choir and Orchestra. For more information, visit www.humblemethodist.com.

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH POTLUCK - July 2
The First Presbyterian Church of Kingwood will hold its annual Independence Day Service and Potluck on July 2 with a Unified Service starting at 10 a.m. followed by the potluck. The church will provide all of the meat and fixings but asks those attending to sign up in Fellowship Hall or email Becky Hunt (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) to say how many are coming and which side dish you are bringing.

KINGWOOD PARADE - July 4
Lineup for the parade begins at the corner of Rivers Edge and Sandy Forks Drive at 7 a.m. on Tuesday, July 4. Float judging will begin at 9 a.m. The parade will kick off at 10 from Creekwood Middle School on Sandy Forks. The parade will end when all of the participants reach Kingwood High School. For more information, contact Cindy Higgins at 281-793-4146 or Tom Rushin at 713-715-9319.

ZooMobile Comes to Kingwood for the July 4 Festival
Kingwood will host the Houston Zoo's ZooMobile at the July 4th Festival at Town Center Park, located at 8  Main Street Kingwood Town Center, Tuesday, July 4. The Town Center Park activities will begin at 2 p.m., however the Houston Zoo's ZooMobile will not arrive until 4:30 p.m. with an expected departure time of 6:30 p.m. The Houston Zoo will be bringing many different zoo animals to Town Center Park in an effort to educate attendees about the fascinating ambassador animals. Houston Zoo educators will be on site to provide information about the different species visiting the Kingwood area. The animals will be traveling in a temperature regulated vehicle and will be permitted to interact with visitors at Town Center Park as long as temperatures remain below 95 degrees. Should temperatures exceed 95 degrees, the animals must remain in the vehicle for their health and safety but zoo educators will still be onsite to interact with visitors. 

FOREST COVE PARADE AND BBQ - July 4
Join Forest Cove as they celebrate their 49th annual Independence Day parade. The parade line up will begin at 9 a.m. at the Forest Cove Community Center and will get underway at 10 a.m. Per City of Houston ordinance, all bicycle riders in the parade must wear helmets. Golf carts will be allowed in the parade if there is an adult driving. Trophies will be awarded. Afterward, a community barbecue will be held at the Forest Cove Community Center. $10 for adults and children under 10 will be $5. For more information, call 281-358-3033.

ATASCOCITA PARADE - July 4
The Atascocita Community Improvement Association (ACIA) will host its annual July 4 parade at 9 a.m. This year, there is a new route that will start at the ACIA boat ramp on Atascocita Shores Drive and head north, ending at the Pinehurst Pool and Park. Parade registration starts at 8 a.m. Awards will be given. Those interested in volunteering or for more information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

CELEBRATION AND CRAFT SHOW AT ROMAN FOREST CITY PARK - July 4
Independence Day is an all-day event in Roman Forest. A flag ceremony begins at 9:45 a.m. The parade starts at 10 a.m., making its way from City Hall to Roman Forest Park. The swimming pool and splash pad will be open. There will be crafters, food vendors, Texas Pub and live music from 2-8 p.m. Fireworks will begin around 9 p.m. No glass containers are allowed. For more information, call Chari Ricks at 281-804-0215.


KINGWOOD FISHING RODEO - July 4
The Kingwood fishing rodeo is Tuesday, July 4 from 6-7:30 a.m., at the corner of Kingwood Drive and Forest Garden at Foster’s Mill Pond. Children 15 and younger are invited to bring fishing gear and poles. Trophies will be awarded. No registration is required. More information can be found at
www.kingwoodcivicclub.org.

KINGWOOD BIKE RODEO - July 4
The Kingwood bike rodeo will begin at 9 a.m, Tuesday, July 4, in the parking lot of the Kingwood Bible Church on the corner of Oak Forest and Lake Houston Parkway, across from Creekwood Middle School. Kids are invited to bring their decorated bikes to compete for trophies and then participate in the parade afterwards. Fore more information, visit www.kingwoodcivicclub.org.

FOURTH ANNUAL KINGWOOD TREASURE HUNT - July 4
Four simultaneous treasure hunts will be held in the Town Center area, Kingwood Park High School area, and two random areas. Clues will be posted on the Kingwood Underground website at noon. All treasures will be located off the ground and in a white envelope – easy to spot if looking at the correct location – and not on a greenbelt. The sponsor again this year is Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt at 2021 Northpark Dr. This is a nonprofit activity for Kingwood residents and children are encouraged to participate. For more information or to volunteer, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

TOWN CENTER FESTIVAL AND FIREWORKS - July 4
Live music; craft and food booths; kids jumping castles and bungee jump; and fireworks are part of the activities at Kingwood Town Center Park, 8 North Main Street, Kingwood, Tuesday, July 4. The Festival begins at 2 p.m. and ends at 9 p.m. with a traditional fireworks display. Mark Linabury will host the event and there will be live music from 3 p.m. until the patriotic salute at 9 p.m. to trigger the fireworks. At 6 p.m., “Thunder” will entertain with classic rock sounds with the big band influence. For information, visit www.towncenterevents.com/july4th.html, email Mike Ibanez at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 713-419-4574.

4TH ANNUAL FREE FAMILY FESTIVAL AT THE OVERLOOK
The Overlook, located at 20114 Pinehurst Dr. in Atascocita, will once again be hosting its yearly Independence Day celebration on Tuesday, July 4 from 6-10 p.m. Dance to the Mambo Jazz Kings and enjoy free food and drinks along with a cash bar. This family-friendly event will have water slides for the kids and culminates with a professional fireworks show over the pond. Donations to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation will be accepted; visit theoverlookevents.com for more information.

FLAGS ACROSS KINGWOOD - July 4
The Kingwood Rotary Club sponsors the Flags Across Kingwood fundraiser. For $50, the Kingwood Rotary Club will place American flags at Kingwood and Atascocita homes or businesses in time for Tuesday, July 4. The flags will also be placed on Sept. 11, Veterans Day and Memorial Day. For more information, call Charlie Buscemi at 713-598-7129.

STARS AND STRIPES ACROSS ATASCOCITA - July 4
Boy Scout Troop 56, chartered by Atascocita United Methodist Church, is supporting the Stars and Stripes Across Atascocita program in the Pines, Shores, Pinehurst, Oaks and Kings River subdivisions to display a flag in yards on Memorial Day, Flag Day, Independence Day and Labor Day each year. Cost is $30 per year for four flags. Scouts will place a flag in the front yard the morning of each holiday and remove it in the evening.Visit www.troop56.mytroop.us for information or call the flag hotline at 281-978-5613 and leave a message.

AROUND THE HOUSTON AREA

CYNTHIA WOODS MITCHELL PAVILION’S STAR-SPANGLED SALUTE - July 3
Enjoy an evening of patriotic, toe-tapping music performed by Principal POPS Conductor Designate Steven Reineke and the Houston Symphony with vocalist Ryan Shaw. This free Independence Eve spectacular, which has been a tradition at The Pavilion for 25 years, features the Houston Symphony in a selection of patriotic favorites. It will began at 8 p.m. At the concert, have a picnic in your seat or on the hill. Free lawn chairs are available. For more information, visit www.houstonsymphony.org.

KEMAH BOARDWALK CONCERT - July 4
On July 4, Kemah Boardwalk will be hosting free live music from the band, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, starting at 6 p.m. and displaying a firework show at 9:30 p.m. Additionally, every Friday from June 16 to July 28 there will be free fireworks and music. Themes include ‘80s, ‘90s, top 40, and best of classic rock. For more information, visit www.kemahboardwalk.com/featuring/firework-fridays.

GALVESTON PARADE AND FIREWORKS - July 4
From fireworks over the beach to a traditional hometown parade, Galveston will offer plenty of excitement. On the evening of July 4, the island will celebrate its annual parade featuring a procession of floats, decorated military vehicles and performers. The parade will kick off at 7:30 p.m. with a procession on Seawall Boulevard starting at 59th Street and ending at 22nd Street. After the parade, there will be a 20-minute fireworks show over the Gulf Of Mexico at 9:15 p.m. near 37th street and Seawall Blvd. For more information, visit www.galveston.com.

CROSBY CHURCH CELEBRATION - July 4
Celebrate America’s Independence with Crosby Church in the Crosby Campus parking lot (5725 Highway 90) for a huge, amazing, spectacular fireworks show. Music, hot dogs and fireworks are all happening, so bring your blanket or lawn chair to sit on. Fireworks will begin at 9 p.m. For more information, visit www.crosbychurch.com.

FREEDOM OVER TEXAS - July 4
Fireworks will ignite the sky and country and pop tunes will set the stage for Houston’s 30th annual patriotic celebration, the Citgo Freedom Over Texas. For the first time in the event’s history, the celebration will kick off with a patriotic tribute by the United States Air Force Band of the West. Grammy-nominated and CMA-winning artist Hunter Hayes will follow before multi-platinum selling, 2016 MTV Video Music Award-winning DNCE takes the stage. The event takes place at Eleanor Tinsley Park on Buffalo Bayou on July 4 from 4-10 p.m. Visit www.houstontx.gov for more information.

MILLLER THEATRE’S STAR-SPANGLED SALUTE - July 4
Enjoy an evening of patriotic, toe-tapping music performed by Principal POPS Conductor Steven Reineke and the Houston Symphony with vocalist Ryan Shaw. Don’t miss the booming 1812 Overture, and wonder at the magnificent firework display provided by the City of Houston through the Miller Theatre Advisory Board. Be sure to join this Houston tradition. Visit www.houstonsymphony.org for more information.

CITY OF BAYTOWN CELEBRATION - July 3 & 4
The City of Baytown is hosting two days of free entertainment at Bicentennial Park, located at 1001 Market Street. On July 3 from 6-9:30 p.m., Mambo Jazz Kings and Grand Funk Railroad will be performing. On July 4, Picture Book will perform at 4:30 p.m., Al White and the Chaparrel Band at 6, and Josh Turner at 8. The parade begins at 5:30 p.m. The event concludes with fireworks at 9:30 p.m. with music from DJ Mike. For more information, call Baytown Parks and Recreation at 281-420-6597 or visit www.baytown.org/activities-events/events/3rd-4th-of-july.

INDEPENDENCE DAY FIREWORKS SPECTACULAR AT CITYCENTRE - July 1 - 4
Four nights of concerts will be held at Citycentre over the Independence Day weekend. The Pete Simple Band (pop and rock) will play July 1, 7 -10 p.m.; Janell McDonald and Grace Point (inspirational), July 2, 7-10 p.m.; Max Flinn Band (country), July 3, 7-10 p.m.; and People’s Choice Band (country and rock) plus a 15-minute firework show, July 4, 7-11 pm. Parking is $10 in the CityCentre garage, but carpooling is recommended due to the number of people attending. For more information, visit www.citycentrehouston.com.

CELEBRATION AT BAYOU BEND - July 4
Celebrate Independence Day at Houson’s Museum of Fine Arts from noon - 5 p.m. Admission is free to this patriotic event filled with live performers, crafts, activities, refreshments and more. There will be an annual reading of the Declaration of Independence. Bayou Bend is open to all and a great educational experience for kids and adults alike. For more information visit www.mfah.org/calendar/4th-july-museum-and-bayou-bend-open/13895.

H-E-B PRESENTS ANNUAL JULY 4 CELEBRATION - July 4
Presented by H-E-B and coordinated by the Washington on the Brazos State Park Association, the annual 4th of July celebration includes many family activities from 10 a.m. -10 p.m. on Tuesday, July 4. Highlights of the celebration are the free music concert by Wesley Westbrook Band from 7- 9 p.m. in the park’s amphitheater behind the visitor center, followed by a fireworks show with patriotic music at 9:30 p.m. Tours of Independence Hall are offered along with old-fashioned period baseball games. Kid’s crafts will take place and period games (such as sack races, pig bladder toss, egg on spoon races); firing of rifles with black powder demonstrations; and living history interpretations will occur at different times throughout the day. The gift shop will be open from 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Food and craft vendors will offer a variety of items for sale throughout the event. Visitors can bring picnics, blankets, lawn chairs and flashlights. State park rules apply; alcohol is prohibited. Contact Jon Failor at 936-878-2214 ext. 224 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.