KATY MAGAZINE NEWS
July 1, 2022
By Natalie Cook Clark
It’s time to plan your Fourth of July fun in the Katy-area and your family has many ways to celebrate Independence Day.
Set your schedules for some Fourth of July fun, Katy style! There will be a little bit of everything for Katy families to enjoy celebrating America’s Birthday!
July 1-4, 2022 Red, White & Boom
555 Katy Fort Bend Road
Friday – Sunday, 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Monday 11 a.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Katy’s waterpark, Typhoon Texas will host four days of Fourth of July celebrations. On Monday, Katy's premiere waterpark will team up with the City of Katy to bring a firework spectacular that guests can see from in the park or the adjacent parking lot in Katy Mills.
On Monday, the Fourth of July, in-park patrons will enjoy a thrilling performance by the high-flying Typhoon Texas Skydivers (weather and wind speed permitting) along with live music from Trey Rose (Season 16 of The Voice) and Kate Watson (season 17 of American Idol) among a host of other activities.
Children will enjoy a patriotic craft station while the aroma of low ‘n slow-smoked Texas BBQ, DJ sounds and inspiring live music fills their air.
Fireworks will start at 9pm on Monday. Learn more about the event and tickets online.
July 4, 2022 Katy Freedom Celebration
Near Katy Mills/Typhoon Texas
The City of Katy is partnering with Typhoon Texas’s “Red White & Boom” event for the annual Katy Freedom Celebration. Residents can view the annual fireworks show from within the waterpark (see website for event details) or from the parking lot at Katy Mills Mall.
The city asks that when parking for the firework display please do not move street closure barricades and do not park on roadway shoulders or street medians.
July 4, 2022
25440 Beckendorff Rd.
3:00 p.m. - Fireworks
Wear your swimsuit and be ready to get wet at Smith Ranch’s water area. They will have will be pony rides, concession stand with turkey legs, sausage on a stick and all other kinds of goodies. A bar with beer, margaritas, wine and more will also be available. The evening will conclude with a big firework show.
Admission is required.
$15 per person
2 years and under are free
July 4, 2022
Katy VFW Fourth of July Celebration
6206 George Bush Drive
The annual VFW Post 9182 & Auxiliary will be held Monday, July 4 starting at 10:00 a.m. Events include the posting of Colors by combined Katy VFW Post 9182 and American Legion Post 164 Honor Guard.
Don't miss this Katy tradition.
Live auction preview at 10:00 a.m., live auction starts at 12:15 p.m. Silent auction starts at 10:00 am
Opening program at 11:15am
Lunch begins at 11:45 am
Enjoy hamburgers, hotdogs, potato salad, baked beans, chips, cookies, coffee, tea, soda & water.
July 4, 2022
Fulshear High School
9302 Charger Way, Fulshear, TX
6:00 p.m.- 9:30 p.m.
The Bag of Donuts return this year for a live musical performance. Enjoy food trucks, vendor booths, activities for kids, and of course a firework show!
Katy Heritage Society Cancels Fourth of July Event
The Katy Heritage Society was forced to cancel their annual Freedom Festival due to "multiple COVID positives, COVID exposures, Emergency Medical Procedures, and resident house fire."
"We worked really hard this week to find replacement adult volunteers and food vendors but were unable to make it work," says the Katy non-profit in a statement.
They have reached out to all who purchased tickets and look forward to their next event, the October 22nd Vintage Carnival.
Learn more about the Katy Heritage Society and their events at their website.
Local Authorities Concerned Over Drought
The City of Katy and surrounding communities continue to be in Stage 2 Drought Conditions. The recent and expected rain is not supposed to be enough to ease the dry situation and authorities are concerned over the possibility of grass and brush fires that could be caused by Fourth of July fireworks.
"Professional fireworks go higher," says Fort Bend County Constable Chad Norvell, who encourages residents to visit professional shows instead of displaying their own fireworks. "This allows the embers to burn off before hitting the ground."
Read more about local authorities concerns over fireworks.
Remember to be safe and responsible this Fourth of July. Don’t drink and drive. Local police will be added additional patrols to help protect our streets from intoxicated drivers.
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