The 4th of July is coming, which means it’s time to plan where you’ll be watching Houston’s biggest fireworks show, Citgo’s Freedom Over Texas. The fireworks show will begin at 9:35 p.m. at Eleanor Tinsley Park, but for those that don’t want to get caught in the downtown crowds, we have a solution: watch the fireworks in EaDo. We’ve listed some prime spots to enjoy the show.
This popular coffee shop by day and cocktail lounge by night is located at 1510 Hutchins Street. The spacious patio overlooks downtown Houston, providing a perfect backdrop to the fireworks. Bonus: you can always duck inside if you need to cool down from the heat and grab a cocktail.
8th Wonder is located at 2202 Dallas Street and has an enormous outdoor space that it is now the home to the famous Beatles statue, as well as the We Love Houston sign. There are several benches and seats to relax in while you’re watching the fireworks show, and plenty of beer options to choose from. The outdoor space is pet-friendly, but you might want to consider leaving Fido at home if you plan to stay and watch the fireworks.
If you want to steer away from the crowds and would rather enjoy the show from your car, the BBVA Parking lot located at the intersection of Walker Street and Emancipation Avenue is close to the action with plenty of space. You may need to pay to park, but it’s worth checking out since it’s close to the action. What’s better than laying on a cozy blanket in your vehicle and avoiding the traffic?
Truck Yard Houston, located at 2118 Lamar Street, has live music, food, beer, and a Ferris wheel. Yes, this adult playground has a Ferris wheel that could net you the best view of the Houston skyline. Prefer to stay grounded? There’s plenty of outdoor seating available throughout the yard.