Happy Birthday America!

President Harry Truman once said, “America was not built on fear. America was built on courage, on imagination and an unbeatable determination to do the job at hand.” And on July Fourth, these truths are exactly what Americans celebrate. This year July Fourth falls on a Tuesday, so mark your calendars with a pre-weekend filled with family festivities. Stafford, Richmond, Sugar Land, Fulshear, Meadows Place and Missouri City offer plenty of opportunities for celebrating America with a weekend long birthday party.


City of Stafford
Independence Day Celebration

Monday, July 3rd

7 – 11:30 pm

Jam and jive at this patriotic jamboree! Festivities kick off at the Stafford Centre with a parade followed by games, a carnival, food vendors and hayrides. Dedicated partygoers will want to stick around to polish off a perfect night with dancing and live music that lasts until 11:30 pm.

For more information, visit www.staffordtx.gov  or call 281-261-3900.

Freedom Rings Concert

Tuesday, July 4th

7 – 9 pm

Ring in the Fourth of July fireworks with flutes and French horns! Our very own Fort Bend Symphony Orchestra will play festive favorites beneath a phenomenal fireworks finale.

Visit www.staffordcentre.com for more information.


Veranda Star-Spangled Celebration

Saturday, July 1st

6 – 9 pm

Veranda is lighting the fuse on a star-spangled salute to the nation with fireworks, food trucks and fun! Everyone is invited to the free family event at 2020 Pearl Glen Drive to enjoy a DJ, a rock wall, bounce houses and various games. Be sure to bring swimsuits and towels for the water slide as well as blankets to sit on for the fireworks show. In between, tour the Richmond community’s eight well-appointed model homes.

Visit www.verandatexas.com for more information.

An American


Tuesday, July 4th

9 am – 5 pm

Get in touch with your American roots at this unique Independence Day event, held at George Ranch Historical Park on 10215 FM 762. With several old-fashioned games, a vintage wheels parade and an historic lunch, celebrating the fourth like our Founding Fathers is both enlightening and entertaining!

Call 281-343-0218 or visit www.georgeranch.org for more information.

Sugar Land

Freedom 5K Run 

Tuesday, July 4th

7 am

Join First Colony Community Association (FCCA) for the 22nd Annual Freedom 5K Run and Family and Youth 1.5 mile walk at Lost Creek Park, located at 3703 Lost Creek Boulevard in Sugar Land. The route winds down the Oyster Creek trail system and finishes in Lost Creek Park. Proceeds benefit Fort Bend CORPS, a community revitalization effort for elderly, disabled or low-income residents.

Call 281-634-9555 or visit www.firstcolony.org to register.

Star Spangled Spectacular

Tuesday, July 4th

5 – 10 pm

This free family event is excited to announce its new location at the Sugar Land Festival site on 18355 Southwest Freeway! The night will kick off with great food, face painting, photo opportunities and an array of live music. Enjoy tunes from the band Satellite, DJ/Drummer Don Vaughn and Svet, an electro hip hop violinist. The fireworks show will begin at 9:45 pm and onsite parking lots open at 4 pm. Lot space is limited so please plan to come early!

To obtain the required parking pass for this free event, visit sugarlandtx.gov/july4.


Fulshear Freedom Fest

Monday, July 2nd

6 – 9 pm

There’s no better way to celebrate freedom than with friends, food and fireworks. Get an early start on your Independence Day festivities in Downtown Fulshear before capping off the night with a fantastic fireworks finale.

Visit www.FulshearAreaChamber.com for more information.

Meadows Place

July Fourth Yard Decorating Contest

Monday, July 3rd

All Day

Everyone feels a sense of national pride during Independence Day celebrations, but if you’re particularly patriotic and reside in the City of Meadows Place, you have the chance to prove your passion for the holiday in this annual event. Judging will take place on Monday the 3rd, so be sure to deck out your yard with stars, stripes and all shades of red, white and blue. The top three entries with the most dazzling decorations will be announced on July Fourth in McGrath Park, following the parade.

To register, call 281-983-2935. For more information, visit www.cityofmeadowsplace.org.

The City of Meadows Place
Fourth of July Parade

Tuesday, July 4th

10 am

High step your way through the patriotic holiday! Community members will gather in the Sugar Grove Church of Christ east parking lot and dance, play, twirl and march to McGrath Park. From there, residents these spirited parade participants will wait with bated breath while awards for Best Youth, Spirit, and Commercial Entries are announced. Grab your family and pace in-time with this hometown tradition!

Visit www.cityofmeadowsplace.org for more information.

Missouri City

Fourth of July Celebration

Tuesday, July 4th

6 – 10 pm

One of Missouri City’s favorite traditions comes in shades of red, white and blue. Families and neighbors of all ages gather to play games and munch on food from local vendors while celebrate the nation beneath a dazzling fireworks display.

For more information, visit www.missouricitytx.gov.

Sienna Fourth of July Celebration

Tuesday, July 4th

6 – 10 pm

Nothing says Independence Day like friends, food and fireworks! Over at Sienna’s amphitheatre, located at 9600 Scanlan Trace, you can celebrate the USA with live music, food vendors and some of the most memorable fireworks this community has to offer.

Visit www.siennanet.com for more information.