Your Guide to Fourth of July Fireworks

This year's mid-week Fourth of July holiday is going to be a blast, especially for residents of Woodridge Forest who live within easy reach of a number of explosive celebrations for which the Bayou City is known.

Just Down the Road

July 4 Fireworks and Concert Head to Kings Harbor for a concert by TC & The Cannonballs and a fireworks spectacular off the pier 7-10 p.m. Wednesday, July 4. The event — at 1660 W. Lake Houston Parkway in Kingwood — is free. https://www.facebook.com/events/1653569341429507/ July 4th Festival Dance to a mix of bands during the free July 4th Festival at Town Center Park in Kingwood 2-9 p.m. Wednesday, July 4. Mark Linabury is hosting, with Legendary Rhythm Bandits and That 70's Thing performing. There will also be craft and food booths and a kids' zone. Fireworks start at 9 p.m. https://www.facebook.com/events/170817766943002/

Fireworks on the Hill

Fireworks begin at 9:20 p.m., but there will be plenty more to keep you entertained during the Fireworks on the Hill celebration 6:30-10 p.m. Wednesday, July 4, at Valley Ranch Town Center, 11985 N. Grand Parkway E. in New Caney. Six food trucks will be on hand, and the Kevin Langford Band will be performing. Activities include a bounce house, obstacle course, water slide, balloon artist, caricatures, face painting and more. A beer and wine booth will be available. Entry and parking are free. https://www.shopvrtc.com/4thofjuly

In Houston and Beyond

They say everything is bigger in Texas, and at no time is that more apparent than during the Fourth of July. Here are a few of the big things happening this Independence Day: Freedom Over Texas Houstonians have been celebrating the Fourth of July along Buffalo Bayou for more than three decades. This year's event includes Cupid & the Dance Party Express, The Mavericks, country music star Chris Young and — of course — fireworks. Cost for the Wednesday event — at Eleanor Tinsley Park, 500 Allen Parkway — is $8 online and $10 at the door. http://www.houstontx.gov/july4/ ExxonMobil Summer Symphony Nights: Star-Spangled Salute Starting at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 4, the Houston Symphony will play patriotic music at the Miller Outdoor Theater, 6000 Hermann Park Drive, leading up to a magnificent fireworks display at 10 p.m. Free tickets for the covered area are available at the box office 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. the day of the event. Lawn seating is free. http://milleroutdoortheatre.com/events/1094/ 21st Annual Red, Hot & Blue Festival & Fireworks Extravaganza Willow Creek Junction is headlining the family-friendly Red, Hot & Blue Festival at Water Square in The Woodlands, 21 Waterway Ave, 6-9:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 4. https://www.facebook.com/events/1582031801852505/ 179th City of Galveston Celebration Independence Day Parade and Fireworks A parade along Seawall Boulevard kicks off this popular event starting at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 4. A 20-minute fireworks show over the Gulf of Mexico starts at 9:15 p.m. https://www.facebook.com/events/827948667399388/ For a full list of what to do this Fourth of July around Houston, visit here: https://www.visithoustontexas.com/events/july-fourth/?gclid=CjwKCAjwma3ZBRBwEiwA-CsblLEgKmY_nw1ySD6dFk7AUeQfxk1P5yt3IxuPN3BDmtfLGjDKOTEQvhoCQBsQAvD_BwE