The Baytown area is celebrating July 4th weekend in patriotic style! Not only is Baytown holding it's annual July 3rd & 4th festival, but the Battleship Texas will be opening just across the bay for this weekend only before permanently leaving its home next to the San Jacinto Battlegrounds. Have a "blast" this weekend with our special freedom celebration itinerary below.
Check in to your Baytown hotel!
Whether you live in the Houston area or out of town, staying in Baytown will keep you centrally located to all the July 4th weekend fun! Also, rates are low for this holiday weekend! Check out this list of Baytown hotels.
All Aboard not ONE but TWO historic boats!
If you are taking the journey to the Battleship Texas on July 3rd, board the Lynchburg Ferry (closed July 4th) to cross the Houston Ship Channel. The Lynchburg Ferry connects North and South Independence Parkway and the San Jacinto Battlegrounds. Since 1888, Harris County has provided the ferry service free of charge.
After a quick ferry ride, hang out on the main deck and navigation bridge of the Battleship Texas. After a prolonged closure, the ship will be open for 2 days only before leaving it's home near the San Jacinto Battlegrounds permanently. The ship will be open from 8 am to 5:30 pm on Saturday, July 3 and Sunday, July 4 only. There will be live music from Maria Thorne Vintage Vocalist and other events throughout the weekend. To get tickets to board the Battleship Texas, click here.
Baytown's Biggest Weekend!
It's a true Baytown tradition to say “Happy Birthday America” with a FREE festival featuring music, shopping, food, and firework filled patriotic merriment. Baytown's Celebration is so big that it takes 2 days of festivities happening at Bicentennial Park July 3rd and 4th. Groups hitting the stage include The Peterson Brothers, Eclipse Tribute to Journey, Jay Perez and the Band, War, and Roots & Boots: Sammy Kershaw, Collin Raye & Aaron Tippin.
Don't be fooled, the rockin’ red, white and blue concerts aren’t the only things on the agenda for this festival. Come prepared to say you “had a blast” shopping row after row of vendor booths and feasting from a large assortment of food trucks.
The festival will come to an explosive conclusion with one of the best fireworks extravaganzas in the state! A special guest DJ will play patriotic tune after tune as the fireworks burst and shimmer over the park in an impressive show of lights. For more info, click here.
Red, WINE, and Blue
Yepez Vineyard is celebrating the 4th of July with music from Bob Curry, and of course, wine. Don't miss all the fun happening on the Yepez patio on Sunday, July 4th from 2 pm - 7 pm. No outside alcohol is permitted on the property, but none is needed with a wine list like the one at Yepez. Pack a lawn chair and picnic and come enjoy the music.