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The Ultimate Fourth of July Destination!

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The Woodlands, Texas
The Ultimate Fourth of July Destination!

The place to celebrate the Fourth of July is The Woodlands, Texas! A spectacular lineup of events provides entertainment for the entire family.

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Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Star-Spangled Salute
The holiday festivities begin on Tuesday, July 3, 2012, with the Houston Symphony’s Star-Spangled Salute, conducted by Michael Krajewski. The concert features a selection of patriotic favorites, American Classics, sing-alongs, and of course, Tchaikovsky’s “1812 Overture” complete with cannons from atop the hill.  The concert begins at 8 p.m. at The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, and admission is FREE. Gates open at 6:30 p.m. 

Wednesday, July 4, 2012
Fourth of July Parade 
Wake up early on Wednesday, July 4, 2012, put on your red, white and blue and get a prime viewing spot for the exciting South County Fourth of July Parade. The 1.3-mile parade begins and ends at The Woodlands United Methodist Church, and this year’s theme is “Sweet Land of Liberty.” The parade begins at 9 a.m., with marching bands, fire engines, clowns, horses and many exciting commercial floats. A tent will be set up in front of The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion for senior citizens and the physically challenged to obtain relief from the summer heat.  Roads will be closed during the parade.

Splash Day
Stay cool at one of the 13 community pools in The Woodlands. All Woodlands pools are FREE for Splash Day on Wednesday, July 4, 2012. Pools are open regular hours with Splash Day activities scheduled for noon to 4 p.m.

Things That Go Bike Parade
Bring your favorite bike, tricycle, scooter or wagon to Northshore Park for the annual Things That Go decorating contest and parade. The FREE event is on Wednesday, July 4, 2012, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., with decorating starting at 4:30 p.m. and the parade and judging beginning at 5:15 p.m. Limited decorating materials are provided, you can also bring your own. For ages 14 and younger.

Concert in the Park
Pack a picnic and bring your lawn chairs to Northshore Park on Wednesday, July 4, 2012, for a FREE Concert in the Park. Enjoy an evening of old school funk with Fidelity Maxx, beginning at 5:30 p.m.

Red, Hot & Blue Festival and Fireworks Extravaganza 
Head to Town Green Park and Waterway Square along The Woodlands Waterway® for the 15th Annual Red, Hot & Blue Festivalon Wednesday, July 4, 2012, from 6 to 10 p.m., produced by The Woodlands Convention & Visitors Bureau. 

Bring your family and friends for a festival filled with live music, face painting, strolling performers, games, hot dog and watermelon eating contests, vendor booths, concessions and much more! Coolers are not allowed inside Waterway Square or Town Green Park for the Red, Hot & Blue Festival.  

The best fireworks viewing location is along The Woodlands Waterway®. Fireworks will begin at dusk (weather permitting). For more information, please visit

The Woodlands Covenants strictly prohibit the sale or use of home fireworks and sparklers of any kind in The Woodlands. For more information, please contact The Woodlands Fire Department at 281-367-3444.