It’s July and that means summer is half over. If you’ve got kids you’re probably looking for things to do in Houston this July. There are so many family friendly events taking place in and around Houston that it might be difficult to choose which ones to do. No matter what kinds of activities you like to do – from the checking out how things work at the MythBusters exhibit at the Space Center to taking in a play at the Houston Shakespeare Festival, there’s something for everyone this month in Houston.

Events in Houston this July

Freedom over Texas Featuring Darious Rucker
When: July 4th, 2016
Where: Eleanor Tinsley Park
500 Allen Parkway
Houston, TX

The eyes of Texas will be on Houston as fireworks ignite the sky, and country tunes set the stage for Houston’s signature patriotic celebration, US Family Health Plan Freedom Over Texas. This year’s event features former Hootie & the Blowfish lead-singer-turned-solo-country-artist Darius Rucker. The evening will finish with a spectacular display of fireworks presented by CITGO. US Family Health Plan Freedom Over Texas will take place on Monday, July 4th from 4 p.m. – 10 p.m. at Eleanor Tinsley and Sam Houston Parks on Allen Parkway (along Buffalo Bayou) and will be syndicated on KTRK ABC-13 and live streamed at

MythBusters: The Explosive Exhibition
When: Now through Sept. 5th, 2016
Where: Space Center Houston
1601 NASA Parkway
Houston, TX

MythBusters: The Explosive Exhibition, presented by Coca-Cola, uses interactive technology and a hands-on approach to allow guests to explore the world of science using the same methods as the hosts of Discovery Channel’s Emmy®-nominated series MythBusters. It is open May 28 through Sept. 5.

Groovy Baby: An Austin Powers Themed Music Festival

When: July 9th, 2016
Where: The White Swan
4419 Navigation Blvd
Houston, TX

Prepare yourselves for a night of awesome jams, groovy vendors, games, arts & crafts, & MORE at this 60’s Austin Powers themed music festival hosted by JABS Entertainment! An event that has so many things to do, it’ll have you saying “yeahhh baby!” all night long! TWO stages to make sure we bring the sweet jams everywhere you go. FREE GIVEAWAYS throughout the entire event! Tickets are only $5 presale and $7 at the door, wear a costume and receive $2 off your door ticket!

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Baily Circus
When: July 14th – 31st, 2016
Where: NRG Park
Houston, TX

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® is roaring into town! From the moment that you arrive, the momentum explodes as The Greatest Show On Earth® comes to life in a way that can only be inspired by the greatest showman who ever lived.

Blast Off! To Houston
When: Now through December 30th, 2016
Where: Children’s Museum of Houston
1500 Binz Street
Houston, TX

The Children’s Museum of Houston, Space Center Houston and Hyatt Regency Houston are joining forces to skyrocket Houston tourism.

“Blast Off! to Houston” is a tourism value package that will encourage families to explore Houston’s Space City wonders and beyond.

Alcohol Infused Festival
When: July 17th, 2016
Where: The Tipsy Dessert Bar
5555 Morningside Drive
Houston, TX

Experience liquor in a new way and come get Ice Cream Wasted and everything else wasted! Live music, drinking games, boozey bites and more.

Harvest Festival 2016: Moonlit Harvest
When: Messina HOF Winery and Resort
4545 Old Reliance Rd
Bryan, TX

Bring the family out for a fun-filled day of picking and stomping the very grapes that go into making Messina Hof’s award-winning Ports. Stay for tour and tasting, and Vineyard Cuisine lunch buffet. Round out your afternoon with a food & wine pairing class. You’ll also receive a souvenir “Harvest Crew” t-shirt signed with your very own purple stomping feet. Let the fun of Harvest continue by joining us Friday & Saturday nights for specialty events that feature world class Vineyard Cuisine expertly paired with Messina Hof’s finest wines. We can’t wait to share this winemaking experience with you!

Houston Shakespeare Festival
When: July 29th – August 7th, 2016
Where: Miller Outdoor Theatre
6000 Herman Park Drive
Houston, TX
Catch Henry V and Much Ado About Nothing, part of the Houston Shakespeare Festival, a two week event put on by the University of Houston.