…Fun, Festivals, and Fireworks
The Woodlands has launched its own fireworks salvo in response to other July 4th events throughout Montgomery County. The prequel to the 4th of July celebration will take place the night before at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion. On Tuesday, July 3, the Houston Symphony will present its “Star Spangled Salute” conducted by Michael Krajewski. The gates will open at 6:30pm, and the concert will start at 8pm. It will conclude with the climatic “1812 Overture” by Tchaikovsky, accompanied by cannon fire.
The South County 4th of July Parade will begin the following morning at 9:00am. This year’s Grand Marshall will be the county’s top law man. Sheriff Tommy Gage will be honored as the parade laps around the Market Street area, featuring floats, marching bands, local dignitaries, and community organizations. The South County Fourth of July Committee is still accepting sponsorships, entries and volunteers for this year’s parade, but has reached its limit for marching bands. For more information call 281-210-3975, or visit the 4th of july page.
During the heat of the day, cool off at any one of the thirteen community pools with free admission during “Splash Day.” Other activities are planned at the sites, and refreshments served while supplies last. While getting into the swim of things, take in the 2012 Entergy Duck Race benefiting Montgomery County Emergency Assistance. The event will be held at the Rob Fleming Aquatic Center again this year; the ducks will slip into the slide at 3pm. Ducks can be purchased at area venues and events around the community. Adoption fees are $5.00 a duck, or $25.00 for a Quack Pack of six. Great prizes have been donated by area merchants to ensure a successful fundraiser for this essential cause.
The 15th Annual Red, Hot and Blue Festival Fireworks Extravaganza, held at Town Green Park and Waterway Square, is free of charge and opened to the public. Activities begin at 6pm, and will include watermelon and hot dog eating contests, live music, strolling performers, games, vendor booths, and concessions. There will be games, face-painting, and other wrap-around activities for the children. Afterwards…the Fireworks Extravaganza, sponsored again this year by BBVA Compass, will provide the finale for the 4th of July celebration. The event will be simulcast on Sunny 99.1, and promises to be bigger than in past years and guaranteed to exceed expectations. I’ll be taking in the fireworks from a ‘high point.’
If all this isn’t enough, go to The Woodlands Events for more info on the fireworks and all other Woodlands Texas events. To quote the owner of The Woodlands Events, “If you don’t think there’s anything to do in The Woodlands, you probably haven’t left your house.”