Southwest Community Brings Fireworks Show Back to PlazAmericas Mall
June 17, Houston, TX — Are you feeling the summer doldrums? Everyone knows that Houston’s summer is hot, but lazy? Not if we can help it. The Sharpstown Civic Association is bringing fireworks back to PlazAmericas Mall (formerly called Sharpstown Mall), 7500 Bellaire Blvd., on Saturday, June 29th. You’re getting the big shebang, the whole enchilada, origami and more!
Directors representing the nearly 7,000 homes in Sharpstown recently pitched their “shark tank” proposal to board members of the Southwest Management District (formerly known as the Greater Sharpstown Management District). They came with an event poster, dressed in red-white-and-blue attire, and distributed Independence Day themed pens and glowsticks. Together, Sharpstown Civic Association and Southwest Management District are excited and working hard to bring back this signature event to the Sharpstown area. Sharpstown is recognized as the most diverse community in Houston, with three times the average population density of the City of Houston.
The festivities begin at 4:00 p.m. with a bicycle parade led by Houston Police Midwest Command’s bike patrol unit around the perimeter of the Mall, with a swing through The Clarewood House Retirement Community’s circular drive, leading participants back to the southeast corner of the parking lot where the stage and vendor booths await. Organizers are negotiating with Mayor Sylvester Turner to see if he will also ride a bicycle and help marshal attendees to the stage. Food merchants from the Mall will sell their specialties in the parking lot. The young men and women of HPD Midwest Explorers will sell drinks; while an array of arts and crafts booths will showcase their unique wares. Entertainment from stilt characters, tai chi performance, and a live band (The Gary Dahl Band from right here in Sharpstown) will pump up the festive atmosphere. In the evening, visitors will settle down in their lawn chairs and on blankets to join in a patriotic sing-a-long (led by the Schiller Institute Sharpstown Choir) celebrating our Nation’s founding, and then, at dark, watch a professional fireworks show to wish America an early Happy Birthday.
Gift cards will be awarded to the best decorated bicycles in the afternoon parade
No alcohol will be provided, making this an ideal family event.
Vendor applications are still being accepted. This year’s celebration is also a “dress rehearsal” leading up to next year’s fireworks event, as July 4, 2020 falls on a Saturday.
For more details, visit www.SharpstownCivic.org/Celebration