Things to do this July 4th weekend in Houston from June 30th to July 4th, 2022

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Updated Saturday 25 June 2022 at 12 noon.

Find the perfect things to do in H-Town with our 4th of July extended 5-day Houston weekend Guide for Thursday 30th June to Independence Day Monday 4th July 2022.

Add some sparkle to your 2022 Independence Day celebration with fireworks, parades, concerts, comedy shows and other high-profile events over this long, five-day weekend!

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Things to do all July 4th weekend

  • Houston Symphony presented Summer Symphony Nights at the Miller Open Air Theater | Friday & Saturday | FREE – Continuing a tradition spanning more than 80 years, The Symphony this month features local, national and international soloists and conductors with a unique program on the first two evenings. 8:30 p.m.
  • Houston Astros vs. Los Angeles Angels at Minute Maid Park | Friday to Sunday – The Astros defend Minute Maid Park against Shohei Ohtani and the LA boys in a three-game streak. $29 and up. Times vary.
  • 2022 Master Siow’s Art of Lion Dance Seminar at Asia Society Texas Center | Friday to Sunday – World-renowned dancer, trainer and lion head maker Siow Ho Phiew comes to Houston for three days of deep immersion in the Hok San style of lion dance. $275. Times vary.
  • Comedian Sam Morril at Houston Improv | Friday to Sunday – The Improv welcomes Sam Morril – stand-up comedian, actor, writer and producer – for five sets over the weekend. The prolific New York comic has continued to perform The late show with Stephen Colbert, The late, late show with James Corden, conan and more. Tickets are sold table by table; $50 for 2 and more. Times vary.

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Ongoing theater shows and art performances

Many plays, musicals and other stage shows extend over several weeks. Scroll down to find new shows opening this week, then ongoing performances, followed by shows ending this weekend.

  • The sticky sweet summer show at the game | Daily | open weekend – This brand new musical explores what it means to be alive in 2022 with live music and Houston’s funniest actors. Pay what you can; The suggested price is $35. Times vary.
  • Broadway Across America presents Disney’s Frozen in the hobby center | Thursday to Sunday | open weekend – The Broadway adaptation of the Disney classic Frozen comes downtown and brings Elsa, Anna, Olaf, Kristoff, Sven and more to the hobby stage. $40 and up. Times vary.
  • Edith can shoot and hit things at the game | Friday to Sunday | open weekend – Watch this piece from the award-winning John Steven Kellett Memorial Series about first love, youth, and the universal truth of finding the family of your choice. $25. Times vary.
  • Black at the Alley Theater | Thursday to Saturday | Last weekend – Inspired by the classic film noir, this world premiere musical tells the story of a lonely man who begins eavesdropping on the couple next door and becomes deeper and deeper into intrigue and deception. $28 and up. Game times vary.
  • Massacre: Sing for your children at Alta Arts | Friday to Saturday | Last weekend – Oscar-nominated playwright Jose Rivera, best known for his screenplay The motorcycle diaries, presents his latest political and at the same time poetic work about eight people from a small town who commit a cruel act. $20. 8 p.m.

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  • Houston Astros vs. New York Yankees at Minute Maid Park – This game, postponed to early April, brings the Yanks to town for one night – only on what is sure to be a contentious affair at the stadium. $45 and up. 17 o’clock.
  • Pilates at Discovery Green | FREE – Get fit and discover the health benefits of Pilates during this 1-hour outdoor evening class. Registration required. 6:30 p.m.
  • Musiqa live performance at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston | FREE – To close the 2021/22 season, the chamber orchestra will play pieces from Africa and the African diaspora, inspired by CAMH’s recent exhibition, Amoako Boafo: Black soul. Free with registration. 6:30 p.m.
  • 5 Course Wine Tasting Adventure at Bocca Italian Kitchen – Enjoy a delicious meal prepared by Houston’s celebrated chef and Chopped World Champion, Justin Turner. The meal is paired with five different wines from Italy, California and Washington by wine expert Ross Tefeller. $100. 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
  • Charcuterie Board Class at the Ingenious Brewing Company – Take your charcuterie to the next level with the experts at In House Chefs while sipping on a flight of Ingenious Craft Beer. In this likely to sell out class, you’ll learn how to prepare a platter of quality meats and cheeses, custom spreads, and all the extras to take home. $46. 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
  • The exquisite agile corpse at the game | FREE – Based on the French parlor game, Exquisite corpse60 artists were invited to create a one-minute video in response to the last frame of the previous video, resulting in a revealing artistic chain letter. After the screening there will be an artistic talk. Response required. 19:30 o’clock.
  • Pop Evil at Warehouse Live – The Michigan-based alternative rock post-grunge band take the stage for a live set alongside The Oxymorons and Zillion. $20 and up. 19:30 o’clock.
  • Sonja Flores: Ascendants from the future at the orange show | FREE – The artist Sonia Flores presents her latest work, Ascendants from the future. Her macrame artworks, which resemble strands of DNA, hang from the ceiling and cover the floor, creating an interstellar ambience. The evening includes a Q&A with Flores and a performance by Aurum Son. 20:00 – 22:00.
  • Texas Hold’Em Band in concert at the Neon Boots Dancehall & Saloon – Dance the night away to one of Houston’s best country bands as they play their signature fiddle and steel guitar on stage at Neon Boots Dancehall & Saloon. $10 upfront; $15 at the door. 8:30pm to midnight.
  • Jamie Lin Wilson in concert at Dosey Doe: the Big Barn – The Americana singer-songwriter and solo artist from D’Hanis, Texas takes the stage at the Woodlands. $15 and up. 8:30 p.m.

Friday July 1st2022

  • Thorn & Moon Magickal Market in Raven Tower | no cover – Located on the grounds of White Oak Music Hall, this unique market features talented artists, authors and a local artisan market featuring artwork, tarot, curios and other mystical and occult goods. 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
  • Jim Lauderdale in concert at McGonigel’s Mucky Duck – Grammy Award-winning country, bluegrass and Americana singer-songwriter Jim Lauderdale stops for an early show at the Upper Kirby venue. $30 and up. 19 o’clock.
  • Bike Ride by Night Lights: R&B Groups at 3rd Ward Tours – Perfect for cyclists of all skill levels, ride through Houston’s Third Ward while grooving to a playlist of classic R&B hits. $11; $28.50 with bike rental. 19 o’clock.
  • Rugby: United States Eagles vs French Barbarians at Aveva Stadium – International rugby is coming to Houston as part of the USA Rugby Summer Series. $20 and up. 19:30 o’clock.
  • Forever Miles in concert at White Oak Music Hall – Brothers Adrian Andrew and Daniel Martinez, who form Forever Miles, a Houston rock band known for excitingly different interpretations of alternative and mainstream rock music, take the stage with opening acts Griffin Swank and Ganesha. $12 and up. 8 p.m.
  • Cheek Face in concert at the Secret Group – Influenced by the great American talk singers like Lou Reed, Jonathan Richman and Stephen Malkmus, the indie rock trio from Los Angeles performs at EaDo. $15. 8 p.m.
  • Crown the Empire in concert at White Oak Music Hall – The Dallas Metal Band will play Failure in its entirety, to recreate their debut album with more production and lighting than ever before. DRUGS, the Word Alive and Until I Wake will join them on stage. $25 and up. 8 p.m.
  • Homage to George Strait in Sugar Land Town Square | FREE – Derek Spence sings hit after hit from The King of Country and performs a live set of George Strait’s best music outdoors in Sugar Land Towns Square. 8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
  • Pat Green in rustic downtown – The Grammy Award-nominated American country artist from San Antonio stops downtown and performs music from his decades-long career. $27 and up. 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
  • AM/FM: The 70’s rock experience at the Continental Club – Former members of legendary Houston rock bands come together to play the biggest and best rock anthems of the 1970s. $10 upfront; $15 at the door. 21 clock.
  • Midnight Tyrannosaurus in concert on Stereo Live – The Florida-based producer has made a name for himself in the underground dubstep community and is now performing with Stereo Live Houston. $15. 22 O `clock.
  • More great things to do throughout the 4th of July weekend – Some of Houston’s biggest activities take place throughout the weekend. Scroll up to see our list or browse Houston Experiences to save on museum passes, tours and more.

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Gabi De la Rosa is a lifestyle writer and editor based in Houston. When she’s not at her computer, you can find her hunting for the latest restaurant or travel destination – she can easily chill out in the mountains or on the beach. Find out more about their latest adventures on Instagram @gabioftheroses_htx.

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