Lake Houston set for fourth celebrations

After forgoing some public 4th of July celebrations due to the COVID pandemic in previous years, the Lake Houston area will have several public and private options this year to celebrate the nations independence.

Many homeowners associations and homeowners associations hold their own fireworks or 4th of July festivals, but are private and restricted to their owners and guests. For more information about these celebrations, contact your individual HOA or POA.

Here is a roundup of celebrations in the region that the public is invited to participate in and attend:


SUNDAY JULY 3

VALLEY RANCH 4TH PARTY 2022

Valley Ranch 4th Fest is back and bigger than ever! They will celebrate on Sunday July 3 with several musical acts and will end by lighting up the sky with a long fireworks show.

Doors open at 1 p.m. and concerts on the main stage begin at 2:30 p.m. with Jason Cassidy followed by Ian Munsick at 4:15 p.m. and William Clark Green at 6 p.m.

Payton Howie will take the side stage at 1:45 p.m. and at 3 p.m. an anonymous performer will follow. At 5:15 p.m., Trent Cowie will close the stage performances.

At 7:15 p.m. on the main stage, there will be a guitar auction followed by country star and multi-platinum artist Gary Allan.

Following his concert, around 9:40 p.m., the pyrotechnic show begins.

The festival will also host a petting zoo, food trucks, a children’s zone and numerous vendors.

To purchase tickets and for more information, visit their website at VR4thFest.com. The Hill at Valley Ranch is located at 21562 Valley Ranch Pkwy in New Caney.

LIBERTY FOURTH FIREWORKS

For those looking to get out of the area for a party, take a US 90 country road to Liberty, TX in Liberty County and watch the fireworks from Liberty City Park. Leave early enough to enjoy a leisurely stroll and eat at one of Liberty’s restaurants. Take a tour of the city and admire some of the charming houses or the quadrangle with the county courthouse before heading to the park.

The fireworks begin at 9:30 p.m. and the park is located at 501 RE Vinson Drive in Liberty, Texas.


MONDAY JULY 4

KINGWOOD CIVIC ASSOCIATION FOURTH OF JULY PARADE

After a two-year hiatus due to the COVID pandemic, the Kingwood Civic Association is back and will hold its annual July 4 parade at 10 a.m., beginning at Creekwood Middle School and ending at Kingwood High School.

“Our Grand Marshal this year will be Richard Abram, who has done so many good works for the residents of Kingwood and deserves to be honored this year,” said club treasurer Steve Noack.

Noack said Abram is a resident of Kingwood and the person responsible for “Kingwood Kindness”.

“Richard is a vital asset to the community of Kingwood, especially after the floods. When storms arrive, he can be seen watching the area, ready to respond and help anyone in need. He always helps anyone in need. Because of his actions in the community and his ‘Kingwood Kindness’ campaign, the Kingwood Civic Club is proud to have him as Grand Marshal of the 2022 Kingwood Civic Club 4th of July Parade,” said Noack.

There are other activities associated with the parade.

The Fishing Rodeo takes place from 6:00 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. and is held at Foster’s Mill Ponds, at the corner of Kingwood Drive and Forest Garden. Children 15 and under are welcome to bring their fishing gear to the ponds and compete for trophies in different categories. No registration is required.

In addition to the Fishing Rodeo, the club also sponsors a 9 a.m. Bike Rodeo in the Kingwood Bible Church parking lot at the corner of Oakwood Forest and Lake Houston Parkway, across from Creekwood Middle School. Children are invited to bring their decorated bikes to compete for the trophies and then participate in the parade afterwards.

The line up for the parade begins at the corner of Rivers Edge and Sandy Forks Drive (enter Feather Lakes Way through the post office) at 7 a.m. Once this street is full, the line will continue onto Haven Brook and Sandy Forks Drive (enter Rustic Woods).

The judging of the floats will begin at 9 a.m. and the parade will begin at 10 a.m. from Creekwood Middle School on Sandy Forks.

For more information, please email [email protected]

TOWN CENTER PARK KINGWOOD FAMILY GAMES FESTIVAL AND LASER SHOW

Join the downtown team for the annual 4th of July celebration which this year takes place on a Monday starting at 3 p.m. and ending at 9 p.m.

“We will be offering a variety of family-friendly games and entertainment,” said Tony Austin, park manager. “We plan to have a free Kid Zone with a bouncy house and slide as well as two giant Jengas, two regulation Cornhole courts and two Giant Connect 4 games.”

At 6 p.m., they will host a live band, the Continental House Band, from Kingwood.

They will end the show around 9 p.m. with their very first laser show.

“They’re blowing smoke over the park and putting on a spectacular patriotic laser show,” Austin said. It lasts about 20 minutes with patriotic music.

“There will be plenty to keep the family busy,” Austin said. “We’ll be posting details of the in-game challenges soon, so start building your teams.”

The list of food vendors includes Chachi’s, HLB Foods, Kona Ice of West Kingwood SnoCones, Lita’s Catering, Uncle Louie’s Gourmet Ice, and S&J Kettle Corn.

Craft vendors, at the time of printing, include Avon of Tammyl, Ayahuasca with South American Crafts, Coldwell Banker Realty, Keep Kingwood Green, Light UpToys, Shandi’s Face Painting and Glitter Tattoos and Anderson’s Renewal .

All events are free to the public.

The park is located at 8 North Main Street in Kingwood. For more questions or information, email [email protected] or call or text him at 346-600-2366.

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