Independence Day celebrations are fewer this year, with COVID-19 still taking a toll on normalcy, and the Kingwood parade will definitely be missed, but Lake Houston residents will still find plenty of things to do in celebration.

The Clubs of Kingwood, 1700 Lake Kingwood Trail, Kingwood, invites the public to one of its biggest and best traditions Saturday, July 3, at 5:30 p.m. Enjoy live music by Brandon Smith and the Goodfellas along with chipping and putting contests, a bounce house and other inflatables, face painting, games and more. Stay for the fireworks show. Cost is $10 per person. No outside food or beverages, please.

The public is invited to Kingwood Town Center Park, 8 N. Main St., Kingwood, Sunday, July 4, from 2-9 p.m., for the annual July 4 festival and fireworks. Local musician, Andy Rodrigues, will host the event from 3-9 p.m. Enjoy the live big band sounds of Continental House Band from 3-5:30 p.m. At 6 p.m., enjoy country songs from the 40s to 70s with Honky Tonk Revivalists. Browse the crafts and food booths and enjoy the fireworks display. For information, email Tony Austin at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 346-600-2366.

Grab your lawn chairs and blankets and come over Sunday, July 4, at 7 p.m., to Kings Harbor, 4501 Magnolia Cove Drive, Kingwood. The Shotgun Road Band will kick off the festivities with a concert featuring favorite country rock covers, followed by a fireworks spectacular off the pier at 9:30 p.m. Parking may be limited so carpooling and ride-sharing are encouraged.

The Hill Valley Ranch 4 Fest is back this year and kicks off Sunday, July 4, at 4 p.m. Hill Valley Ranch is located at 21562 Valley Ranch Pkwy., New Caney. The Fest will feature a kid zone, local food trucks and vendors, a classic car show, country music and will conclude with a fireworks show. The seasonal celebration will showcase the Eli Young Band with special guests Wade Bowen and Heather Rayleen. General admission tickets start at $25. VIP tickets are $50 and include VIP parking, access to the VIP tent and front stage for concerts. Kids 12 and under are admitted free of charge. For information and tickets, visit thehillvr.com.

Some area churches are also planning special celebrations. Check the complete list at the Lake Houston eCalendar. Subscribe for free by sending your email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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