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Celebrate July 4th in Houston

Celebrate July 4th in Houston

Your guide to family-friendly Independence Day 2018 activities around Houston, courtesy of Visit Houston.

Freedom Over Texas featuring Chris Young
Eleanor Tinsley Park
Wednesday, July 4, 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.
$8 online/$10 door

Join other Houstonians in this patriotic celebration in downtown Houston. Fireworks will light the sky while country music star, Chris Young, headlines the musical performances, which also include Cupid and the Dance Party Express and The Mavericks. Tickets are $8 online and $10 at the door.

ExxonMobil Summer Symphony Nights: Star-Spangled Salute
Miller Outdoor Theatre
Wednesday, July 4. 8:30 pm
FREE

Pack up a picnic and a blanket or lawn chairs and take your family to Miller Outdoor Theatre for a spectacular Independence Day concert by the Houston Symphony. At 10 p.m., enjoy a fireworks display to cap off the night.

4th of July Weekend at CityCentre
CityCentre
Wednesday, July 4 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.
FREE

Head to CityCentre for an evening of live country and rock music by the Texas Unlimited Band. No outside food or beverages are allowed but you can pick up some food at one of CityCentre’s many restaurants and bring it with you to the show. Make sure to get there early. The event is free but parking is $10.

4th of July Celebration at Bayou Bend
Bayou Bend
Wednesday, July 4 from noon to 5 p.m.
FREE

For something a little different, drop in for an afternoon at Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens, which offers a dose of Americana during its Fourth of July Festival. Listen to a reading of the Declaration of Independence, enjoy a lemonade toast, watch performers and sign the giant copy of the Declaration of Independence. Admission is free.

Fourth of July Snow & Ice Celebration at Memorial City
Memorial City Mall
Wednesday, July 4 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Cool off this Independence Day at The Square at Memorial City Mall where you and your family can play in in 30,000 pounds of snow. Plus, you can enjoy frozen treats, live music, cotton candy and more.

City of Bellaire Fourth of July Parade and Festival
Bellaire Town Square
Wednesday, July 4 at 9:30 a.m.

Watch a parade of local school bands, floats and classic cars at 9:30 a.m. and then head to Bellaire Town Square and Loftin Park for a fun-filled festival featuring games, food and music. Kids can choose from a variety of activities, including a Putt-Putt course, petting zoo, rock wall, water slide and more.

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Emancipet Mobile Pet Clinic Opens in East End

Emancipet Mobile Pet Clinic Opens in East End

We're happy to share this article which appeared in the Houston Chronicle about a great new asset to the East End: a low-cost spay/neuter mobile clinic. As many of you know, the East End has large population of stray animals. This new offering is a welcome attempt to help. Learn more about Emancipet here, located…

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Valero Energy Foundation Announces Gift to Renovate Playground in Manchester's Hartman Park

Valero Energy Foundation Announces Gift to Renovate Playground in Manchester's Hartman Park

The City of Houston recently announced that the Valero Energy Foundation has committed over $600,000 in grants and in-kind services to be a founding member of the 50/50 Park Partners initiative, a public-private partnership of the Office of the Mayor, Houston Parks and Recreation Department (HPARD), Houston Parks Board, and the Greater Houston Partnership. Hartman Park, which serves the Manchester community in Houston’s East End, is a key community gathering place. Valero, as part of an ongoing assessment of needs in the area, has been working with the City to develop a plan to completely replace park equipment, and add additional trees to the park. In addition to the financial support, Valero is also committing to additional park improvements through volunteer resources and in-kind support.

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