On Thursday we will celebrate the 237th birthday of the United States! Despite what we might see in the news these days, it’s a wonderful time to be alive. We are so fortunate to celebrate our freedom as individuals and as a nation. What’s more, if you live in The Woodlands or nearby, then the 4th of July is going to be quite an eventful day. So you don’t miss anything, we are listing all the big events here and can find more information by clicking here.
Wednesday, July 3, 2013
Star-Spangled Salute: Starts at 8 PM at The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavillion
Actually, before we get into the events on the 4th, we want to re-mention the Houston Symphony’s performance happening at 8 PM at The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavillion. Conducted by Michael Krajewski, the concert will include many popular patriotic selections we know and love, sing-alongs and so forth. Our personal favorites include “Oh When the Cows Go Marching In” and “I Am Thankful to Be a Bovine”. We expect these to be played at this performance with much a-mooing.
Thursday, July 4, 2013
Fourth of July Parade: Starts at 9 AM at The Woodlands United Methodist Church. It ends there too.
Get up with the cows, deck out your cow bells with red, white and blue, and then mosey your way to the South County Fourth of July Parade. We include this link so you can get all the info like attending dignitaries (because that’s important info), parking info, protected spaces for the elderly and disabled, what it takes to be part of the parade, whose sponsoring, etc. The parade will travel 1.3 miles, starting and ending at The Woodlands United Methodist Church. We are still waitin’ to hear if there are gonna be any cows in the parade because otherwise, what’s the point?
Splash Day: From 12 – 4 PM is FREE entry to all 14 Community Pools in The Woodlands
Thanks to the folks over at Kroger, entry to all fourteen of the community pools in The Woodlands are gonna be FREE. Personally, we cows love watering holes. We just ask that everyone respect the whole “don’t chew cud and swim” policy.
Things That Go Bike Parade: 4:30 – 5:30 PM (For ages 14 and younger)
We are little bummed some of us older bovines can’t trick out our two-wheeled moving devices, but this should be fun for the calves. It’s a decorating contest. They’ll provide some of those materials, but y’all are welcome to bring your own as well. Decorating will begin at 4:30 and then they’ll start the judgements at 5:15 PM. Only the strong will survive…
Concert In the Park: Begins at 5:30 PM at Northshore Park
Two words – Hope Cassity! We are excited because we like her name and she’s from Alabama. In case you forgot, we originally hale from Alabama and happily cheer for other Alabamians who’ve made their way to the Lone Star State. It’ll be a Country and American Moo-sic deal.
Red, Hot & Blue Festival and Fireworks Extravaganza: From 6 – 10 PM at Town Green Park and Waterway Square along The Woodlands Waterway®
We can’t stop shaking our cow bells at how excited we are about the 16th Annual Red, Hot & Blue Festival!
Things that will be happening here include:
- H-E-B will be hosting a watermelon and hot dog eating contest.
- Face Painting
- Pedestrian Performers
- Live Music
- Kiddo Stuff
This isn’t a BYO-anything and coolers aren’t gonna be allowed. Sorry guys. Sad cow face.
The FIREWORKS EXTRAVAGANZA (cowbells again!) are gonna be shootin’ from two locations thanks to BBVA Compass and will begin somewhere around 9:10 PM. The launch locations are Timberloch Place and Waterway Square.
A BIG THANK YOU to The Woodlands Convention and Visitors Bureau, Ellis & Ellis Private Wealth Advisors and BBVA Compass. Also, we have to thank The Woodlands Township for providing all this info.
Oh, one last thing. You can’t buy or sell or launch fireworks anywhere in The Woodlands. Or else, someone might sit on you. Happy 4th of July! Moo!