Celebrate the founding of the country with a hot dog-eating contest. Thats just part of the fun at the 14th Annual Red, Hot & Blue Festival in The Woodlands, a whole weekend of music, fireworks, food and family entertainment. Things start off on Sunday night with the Houston Symphonys Star Spangled Salute, always a stirring concert.
On Monday, theres a Fourth of July Parade in the morning and Splash Day activities at all area pools in the afternoon. The festival continues at Town Green Park, with the aforementioned hot dog-eating contest, attractions and family activities. The live music, including performances by Vertigo, Mingo Fishtrap and 11th Hour, starts at 6 p.m. on two stages. Then its the big finale, the fireworks show, at dusk. The Houston Symphony performs at 3 p.m. July 3. Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, 2005 Lake Robbins Drive. Free. Event times vary for the Red, Hot & Blue Festival. 1601 Lake Robbins Drive. For information, call 281-363-2447 or visit www.redhotblue.org. Free.
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(Due to weather conditions, the fireworks display may not be included. Check with festival organizers on the day of the festival for confirmation.)
Mon., July 4, 6-10 p.m., 2011