Happy Birthday American

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 4th, these truths are exactly what Americans celebrate. This year July 4th falls on a Wednesday, so mark your calendars with a pre-weekend filled with family festivities. Stafford, Richmond, Sugar Land, Fulshear, Rosenberg, Missouri City and Meadows Place offer plenty of opportunities for celebrating America with a weekend long birthday party.


City of Stafford Independence Day Celebration
Tuesday, 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 pm.

For more information, visit staffordcentre.com or call 281-208-6900.

Freedom Rings Concert
Wednesday, July 4th • 7 – 9 pm

Enjoy a free all-American celebration. 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. Fireworks at 9 pm.

Visit www.staffordcentre.com for more information.


Veranda Fireworks and Food Trucks
Wednesday, July 4th • 7 – 9:30 pm

Veranda is set to shine with colorful explosions and mouthwatering mobile eats during Fireworks and Food Trucks. The annual celebration kicks off at the Veranda model home park, 23002 Henderson Row Drive, where food trucks will offer items for purchase accompanied by live music, bounce houses, face painting and more. Bring picnic blankets and lawn chairs to enjoy the 9 pm fireworks display.

Visit www.verandatexas.com for details.

An American Tradition
Wednesday, July 4th • 9 am – 5 pm

Bring the whole family to enjoy this fun-filled day with old-fashioned games at the George Ranch Historical Park. Play a variety of historic games and take a scavenger hunt through time as clues are scattered across the park to discover intriguing trivia about this American holiday. Enjoy a stirring reading of the Declaration of Independence at the 1890s Davis Victorian Mansion. Fill your stomach with an amazing July 4th feast and enjoy the annual cobbler-eating contest. The cost for the meal is $15 for adults ages 13 and older; $12 for children ages 5-12 and $4 for children 4 and under.

For details, call 281-343-0218 or visit.georgeranch.org.

Sugar Land

Freedom 5K Run
Wednesday, July 4th • 7 am

Join First Colony Community Association for the Freedom 5K Run and Family/Youth 1.5 mile walk at Lost Creek Park, located at 3703 Lost Creek Boulevard in Sugar Land.  This annual patriotic race returns for its 23rd Anniversary with a jog through the scenic neighborhoods of First Colony.  The route winds down the Oyster Creek trail system and finishes in Lost Creek Park. Proceeds directly 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.

4th Fest at Constellation Field
Wednesday, July 4th • 5 – 10 pm

The Fourth of July celebration at Constellation Field, features performances from the Cory Green Band, Mike and the Moonpies, Jason Boland & The Stragglers and a post-concert fireworks show. Other attractions include a zip line, mechanical bull, a rock-climbing wall, face painting, trampolines, inflatable slides and much more.

Free and discounted tickets are available to Sugar Land residents.  Non-Sugar Land residents can purchase tickets at the box office.

For more information, call 281-240-4487 or visit www.sugarlandskeeters.com.


Fulshear Freedom Fest
Sunday, July 1st • 6 – 9:30 pm

The 11th Annual Fulshear Freedom Fest 4th of July Celebration brought to you by the City of Fulshear and the Fulshear Area Chamber of Commerce will take place in historic downtown Fulshear.

This year’s theme “Red, White & Boogie” will feature Le Freak, The Greatest Disco Band in the World on the main stage, and on the secondary stage, Saenz of The Time, a local band who love to rock the 70s with a little bit of country, will appear. There will be food trucks, vendors, activities for kids and a spectacular fireworks show.

Visit www.fulshearareachamber.com.


Rosenberg’s Family 4th Celebration
Wednesday, July 4th • 6 – 10 pm

Celebrate Independence Day with the City of Rosenberg at Seabourne Creek Nature Park. The celebration will include a children’s carnival with inflatables, live music by Horizon, food vendors, nature talks from the Texas Master Naturalists, a stilt-walker and a patriotic fireworks show.

Bring lawn chairs or blankets. Please bring your family and friends but leave your pets at home. Alcohol and tobacco are banned in the City of Rosenberg’s parks. Drone use is prohibited by City Ordinance. This is a free event with general parking located south of the park entrance.

For more information, call 832-595-3520 or email CKmiec@rosenbergtx.gov.

Missouri City

Missouri City Fourth of July Celebration
Wednesday, July 4th • 6 – 9 pm

Missouri City’s patriotic tradition offers plenty of fun and excitement for the whole family! From 6 – 9 pm, enjoy a variety of free activities and food for purchase at Buffalo Run Park, located at 1122 Buffalo Run Boulevard. The fireworks show will begin at 9:15 pm, and stadium seating will be available at Thurgood Marshall High School.

Visit www.missouricitytx.gov or call 281-403-8637.

Meadows Place

The City of Meadows Place Fourth of July Parade
Wednesday, July 4th  • 9 am

Join the fun during Meadows Place Annual 4th of July Parade. Community members will gather in the Sugar Grove Church of Christ east parking lot and dance, play, twirl and march. Parade route travels from City Hall to Dorrance to Mullholland, left on Mullholland then left on Brighton concluding at McGrath Park. From there, 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.