From all of us at Morning Star Builders, here’s wishing you a safe and happy 4th of July!
Can you believe it’s already July! July is a great month for family. Whether you’re taking the kids camping or hiking a trail, rafting on the river or just looking for a peaceful night out in the city there’s something for everyone to do in Houston in July. Aside from the regular family friendly events happening in Houston in July there’s also events to mark our nation’s independence.

Houston Events for July 2015

Summer Storytime Tours at Rienzi
When: June 03, 2015 – July 22, 2015 (Every Wednesday)
Where: Rienzi
1406 Kirby Dr., Houston, TX 77019
Introduce children to the magic of art and literature in an intimate, house-museum setting. Storytime Tours are a fun and interactive activity featuring stories related to themes highlighted in the Rienzi Collection. Admission is free. Reservations are suggested, but drop-ins are welcome. Call 713.639.7800 for more information. Recommended ages: 3+. Click here for more information. 
Space: A Journey to Our Future
When: June 10, 2015 – September 06, 2015 (Recurring daily)
Where: Space Center Houston
1601 NASA Parkway, Houston, TX 77058
Train for a mission to Mars, maneuver a rover and catch a star in Space Center Houston’s summer exhibit, “Space: A Journey to Our Future,” May 23-Sept. 6. Visitors will walk inside a ‘Mars base camp’ and build their own first human colonies. This immersive summer exhibit will bring visitors from humanity’s past heroic achievements through today’s exciting discoveries and on to the excitement of Mars exploration. Click here to learn more.
Forces Unite Play
When: June 08, 2015 – August 15, 2015
Where: Children’s Museum of Houston
1500 Binz Street, Houston, TX 77004
Dr. Boredom has stolen all superheroes and villains’ powers and it’s up to you to help forces unite! Join The League’s superheroes:  Power House, Snapshot, Spark, and Whiz Kid; and supervillains:  Strongman, Chill, Quick Cut, as they unite to beat Boredom and all that stands against summer fun in a live musical production at the Children’s Museum of Houston.  Click here to learn more.

4th of July Events in Houston

Houston Symphony’s Star Spangled Salute
When: July 3rd | 8pm
Where: Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Celebrate America’s birthday with a bang at the annual Star-Spangled Salute July 3. This free Independence Eve spectacular, which has been a tradition at The Pavilion for 25 years, features the Houston Symphony in a selection of patriotic favorites. Steven Reineke conducts and is joined by vocalist, Christopher Johnstone. Doors open at 6:30 pm. Click here to visit event website.
4th of July Weekend at CityCentre
When: July 3rd – 5th
Where: CityCentre
The July 4 weekend welcomes four nights of free concerts plus an Independence Day fireworks spectacular to CityCentre. Festivities begin on July 3 with classic rock band Legendary Rhythm Bandits from 7 until 10 PM and continue on July 4 with 90s country tunes from Mustache The Band starting at 7 PM and a fireworks spectacular at 9:30 PM. On July 5, The M-80’s bring New Wave sounds to the district from 7 until 10 PM, and the weekend concludes on July 6 with The Coconuts’ Jimmy Buffet influenced rock from 5 until 8 PM. Click here to visit their website.
July 4 Celebration at Bayou Bend
When: July 4th, 2015 | 1-5pm
Where: Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens
6003 Memorial Drive, Houston, TX 77007
With performers, crafts, activities, refreshments, and much more, join the The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston to celebrate Independence Day at Houston’s home for American decorative arts and paintings. A reading of the Declaration of Independence beings at 3 p.m. on the Diana Terrace of the Bayou Bend house and will be followed by birthday cake. And don’t forget to sign the giant replica of the Declaration of Independence before you leave to remind us the freedom and privileges we have in this country. Click here for more information.
Southwest Airlines Freedom Over Texas
When: July 4th, 2015 | 4-10pm
Where: Eleanor Tinsley Park
The Mayor’s Official 4th of July Celebration has been a six hour event of festivities and tradition in Houston, for decades. Located in the newly renovated Eleanor Tinsley Park on Buffalo Bayou, it has become Houston’s signature annual Independence Day celebration and attracts nationally recognized recording artists as well as regional and local talent. Click here to learn more.
18th Annual Red, Hot & Blue Festival & Fireworks Extravaganza
When: July 4th | 6-10pm
Where: Town Green Park and Waterway Square, Woodlands, TX
This all evening free event celebrating American Heroes, will have two locations along the Waterway. Enjoy your Independence Day at both Town Green Park and Waterway Square, each featuring a main stage and activities for all ages. Click here to visit the event website.
Independence Day Parade and Fireworks Show
When: July 4th | 7:30pm – 10pm
Where: Galveston Island
Join Galveston Island as they commemorate America’s freedom with their annual Independence Day Parade. The parade will begin at 7:30pm on Seawall Boulevard from 28th Street and will progress down to 53rd Street. It will feature local groups, performers, creative floats and decorated military vehicles. When the parade has ended, head over to 37th Street and Seawall Boulevard where Galveston will present a 20-minute long fireworks show at 9:15pm over the waters of the Gulf. Click here for more information about this event.