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Celebrate the 4th of July in Style

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Even though 4th of July lands on a Thursday this year, that doesn’t mean you can’t still enjoy America’s 243rd birthday! The city and its’ businesses are celebrating in different ways, and we’ve rounded up a few options for you to enjoy Independence Day in Houston! 

C.Baldwin Hotel

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The C.Baldwin hotel is offering a spectacular Freedom Over Texas fireworks viewing package. Thanks to their unobstructed view of downtown it is the perfect place to celebrate the 4th and take in everything this new hotel has to offer. Learn more about this special rate online.


Photo Courtesy of Emmaline

Emmaline is celebrating 4th of July with a classic all American combo – burger, beer & a banana split…all for $20. The special will be available from the 4th – 6th.

Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens

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Bayou Bend’s annual 4th of July festival offers up an extravaganza of Americana: performances, crafts, activities, refreshments, and more. Enjoy a reading of the Declaration of Independence—followed by a lemonade toast. Don’t forget to sign the giant copy of the document before you leave.

Crave Cupcakes

Photo Courtesy of Crave Cupcakes

Make your 4th of July party that much sweeter with the All American Confetti cupcakes (vanilla cupcakes studded with blue and red sprinkles and rimmed in more sprinkles) from favorite local cupcake shop, Crave.

Bosscat Kitchen & Libations

Photo Courtesy of Kirsten Gilliam

Home to more than 325 whiskeys, Bosscat will offer a special “All-American Flight” featuring four pours of American whiskies. Enjoy brunch from 11 to 3 including their infamous donut burger!

CITGO Freedom Over Texas

Photo Courtesy of Buffalo Bayou Partnership

Last but certainly not least is the annual Freedom over Texas event at Buffalo Bayou in Eleanor Tinsley and Sam Houston Parks. This year musical acts, Jake Owen and Kellie Pickler, kick off the enormous fireworks show downtown.

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