Freedom Over Texas

Freedom Over Texas The Mayor's Official July 4th Celebration, Shell Freedom Over Texas will return to an in-person event Welcome to the Freedom Over Texas page!

Learn more about Shell Freedom Over Texas at http://www.houstontx.gov/july4/index.html

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07/04/2023

Tune in tonight at 7pm on ABC13 for an unforgettable experience as we bring you Freedom Over Texas live! Prepare for a spectacular show filled with show-stopping performances, breathtaking fireworks, and a celebration you won't want to miss!
Tap the link in our bio for more.

Today’s the day! 🇺🇸 See you at  Freedom over Texas
07/04/2023

Today’s the day! 🇺🇸 See you at Freedom over Texas

Looking forward to tonight's Freedom Over Texas celebration! Let's get this party started 🇺🇸

Get your tickets! Available online and at the gate: http://www.freedomovertexas.org/

We are ready, are you? Shell Freedom Over Texas tickets are available now at freedomovertexas.org or at the gate! Bring ...
07/03/2023

We are ready, are you? Shell Freedom Over Texas tickets are available now at freedomovertexas.org or at the gate! Bring your families, friends, and your red, white and blue to at Eleanor Tinsley Park TOMORROW. Come early, stay for fireworks spectacular – gates open at 4 p.m. and fireworks launch at 9:30 p.m.

Some of the Mayor’s Office of Special Events team, interns, and contractors taking a lunch break during load in. It’s go...
07/02/2023

Some of the Mayor’s Office of Special Events team, interns, and contractors taking a lunch break during load in. It’s going to be an amazing Shell Freedom Over Texas! 🇺🇸 For more information and to purchase tickets visit freedomovertexas.org

Shell Freedom Over Texas set up is in full swing and streets are closing soon. If you’re heading downtown this weekend, ...
07/01/2023

Shell Freedom Over Texas set up is in full swing and streets are closing soon. If you’re heading downtown this weekend, make sure you take note of the below street closures!

BUFFALO BAYOU & ELEANOR TINSLEY PARKS TRAIL CLOSURES
Friday, June 30th through Wednesday, July 5th
1. The Hike & Bike Trails between Bagby and Taft will be closed to walkers, runners and bikers. They are encouraged to use nearby trails.

EVENT STREET CLOSURES
Sunday, July 2, 7:00 a.m. to Wednesday, July 5, 5:00 a.m.
1. Allen Parkway north and southbound exit ramps from I-45 (South and North Freeways)
2. Allen Parkway outbound at Bagby
3. Allen Parkway inbound at Taft
1. No access to I-45/Heiner/Crosby until 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 5
4. Sabine Street at Memorial Drive and at the Bridge
5. Sabine Street at Bridge, blocking south bound traffic to Allen Parkway
6. Gillette Street (mid-block) by Federal building (after apartment entrance)
7. Walker and Sabine access blocked to Allen Parkway and Sabine Street
1. I-45 North on-ramp and the loop to McKinney remains open
8. Crosby Street at W. Dallas Street
9. Heiner Street at W. Dallas Street

Tuesday, July 4, 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.
1. Bagby northbound at Dallas
2. Lamar between Smith and Bagby
3. Brazos St. at Dallas

Tuesday, July 4, 3:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
4. Bagby southbound at Rusk

Tuesday, July 4, 5:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
1. Silver Street at Memorial Drive
2. Sawyer Street at Washington Avenue
3. Allen Parkway inbound at Waugh
4. Allen Parkway Service Road at Montrose Boulevard (access to residents at all times)
5. Memorial Drive inbound at Waugh Drive
6. Memorial Drive outbound at Bagby

Tuesday, July 4, 9:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. (Fireworks Display)
1. Sabine Street between Allen Parkway and Memorial Drive

***The Buffalo Bayou Waterway will be closed on Tuesday, July 4, from 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. between the Capitol Street Bridge and Montrose Boulevard / Studemont Street***

Celebrate America's birthday at Shell Freedom Over Texas on Tuesday, July 4th! The festivities kick off at 4:00 p.m. and...
06/30/2023

Celebrate America's birthday at Shell Freedom Over Texas on Tuesday, July 4th! The festivities kick off at 4:00 p.m. and fireworks launch at 9:30 p.m. Chris Young headlines the Shell mainstage with special guests Yola and TMF. For more information and to purchase tickets visit freedomovertexas.org.

06/30/2023
Founding sponsor, BudLight is supporting a special mission at this year's Shell Freedom Over Texas. Help us honor milita...
06/29/2023

Founding sponsor, BudLight is supporting a special mission at this year's Shell Freedom Over Texas. Help us honor military and first responder families by purchasing the Folds of Honor bottles! Silver Eagle Distributors Houston

DICK'S Sporting Goods joins us as a new sponsor this year! Be sure to visit the DICK's Sporting Goods All-American Kids ...
06/28/2023

DICK'S Sporting Goods joins us as a new sponsor this year! Be sure to visit the DICK's Sporting Goods All-American Kids Zone on July 4th. Plenty of activities for the kids, as well as a great stage lineup!

Thank you Dr Pepper for your continued sponsorship of Shell Freedom Over Texas! Join us in the Dr Pepper Flavor Zone on ...
06/27/2023

Thank you Dr Pepper for your continued sponsorship of Shell Freedom Over Texas! Join us in the Dr Pepper Flavor Zone on July 4th for an awesome lineup on the Dr Pepper Stage!

Shell Freedom Over Texas Production meeting is underway! Thank you to Shell, BudLight, Dr Pepper, and DICK'S Sporting Go...
06/27/2023

Shell Freedom Over Texas Production meeting is underway! Thank you to Shell, BudLight, Dr Pepper, and DICK'S Sporting Goods for your sponsorship!

Thank you to The Whitehall Houston for serving as the official hotel sponsor for Shell Freedom Over Texas! Celebrate the...
06/16/2023

Thank you to The Whitehall Houston for serving as the official hotel sponsor for Shell Freedom Over Texas! Celebrate the 4th with Houston’s signature tribute to patriotism in style! Visit the following link to book a room with their July 4th promotion: https://be.synxis.com/?Hotel=67132&Chain=26905&promo=IKFREE

06/14/2023

It's Flag Day - honoring the Red, White and Blue! How are you celebrating the 4th of July? Shell Freedom Over Texas has something for everyone - live music, kids activities, food, drinks and more! Tickets are $10 per person - kids 5 and under are FREE. Chris Young will headline the main stage with special guests Yola and TMF Formerly of Maze Featuring Frankie Beverly! Visit freedomovertexas.org for more information and to purchase tickets. Mayor Sylvester Turner Dr Pepper DICK'S Sporting Goods Silver Eagle Distributors Houston

WANTED: Volunteers for the Gulf Coast’s largest July 4th celebration: Shell Freedom Over Texas.Volunteers will greet gue...
06/08/2023

WANTED: Volunteers for the Gulf Coast’s largest July 4th celebration: Shell Freedom Over Texas.

Volunteers will greet guests, scan tickets or assist in one of the festival’s many booths. Volunteers will enjoy the day’s featured entertainment, free parking and event shirts, plus refreshments and an upfront view of the city’s most iconic fireworks display. For more information or to sign up as a volunteer, visit www.freedomovertexas.org.

05/23/2023
It's going to be a great show with Chris Young!
05/23/2023

It's going to be a great show with Chris Young!

This man, Chris Young is the headliner for Freedom Over Texas !!

Thank you Silver Eagle Distributors Houston for your 36 years of support! Looking forward to another great event! Hope t...
05/23/2023

Thank you Silver Eagle Distributors Houston for your 36 years of support! Looking forward to another great event! Hope to see everyone in Downtown Houston on July 4th!

04/14/2023

Happening next week!

01/05/2023
07/04/2022

Walker County will be on the Main Stage at 5:00pm! DO NOT MISS THIS DYNAMIC DUO! Immediately following their set, a Patriotic Moment will take place with a really cool flyover of vintage planes and a helicopter! Best place to see this flyover is in the Eleanor Tinsley Park in front of the Main Stage! See you there!

Today’s the day! Shell Freedom Over Texas from 4-10pm. See you there and Happy 4th of July 🇺🇸
07/04/2022

Today’s the day! Shell Freedom Over Texas from 4-10pm. See you there and Happy 4th of July 🇺🇸

07/03/2022

Shell Mainstage:
4:00 PM – Step Rideau & the Zydeco Outlaws
5:00 PM – Walker County
5:45 PM – Patriotic Moment/Flyover
5:55 PM – Blanco Brown
7:00 PM – Sawyer Brown
8:13 PM – Clay Walker
9:35 PM – Fireworks

07/03/2022

Shell Freedom Over Texas festival tomorrow from 4-10pm. Hope to see you there!

THE FOLLOWING ITEMS ARE NOT ALLOWED ON FESTIVAL GROUNDS:

• FOOD OR BEVERAGES (infant & special health needs allowed)
• COOLERS
• ALCOHOL
• PETS (Seeing eye / assistance dogs allowed)
• GLASS CONTAINERS
• SHADING DEVICES LARGER THAN 4 FEET IN DIAMETER
• SKATES, ROLLERBLADES OR SKATEBOARDS, BIKES
• PROHIBITED WEAPONS
• FIREWORKS
• LASER POINTERS
• DRONES

PATRONS ARE ENCOURAGED TO:

• BRING SUNSCREEN & MOSQUITO SPRAY
• WEAR LIGHT-COLORED, LOOSE-FITTING CLOTHING
• WEAR COMFORTABLE SHOES
• BRING SUNGLASSES AND A HAT
• BRING A TOWEL OR BLANKET FOR COMFORTABLE VIEWING
• BRING CASH, CREDIT OR DEBIT CARD TO ENJOY THE WIDE VARIETY OF FOOD AND BEVERAGES OFFERED
• PORTABLE CHARGERS

The main stage lineup for Shell Freedom Over Texas! We're excited to have Clay Walker headline the show! Featured artist...
07/01/2022

The main stage lineup for Shell Freedom Over Texas! We're excited to have Clay Walker headline the show! Featured artists include Sawyer Brown, Blanco Brown, Walker County and Step Rideau & The Zydeco Outlaws! Hope to see you Downtown on the 4th, 4-10pm! If you can't make it, be sure to watch it live on ABC13 Houston from 7-10pm.

One week away! Join us on Monday, July 4th for Shell Freedom Over Texas! Thank you to many fabulous sponsors that help t...
06/27/2022

One week away! Join us on Monday, July 4th for Shell Freedom Over Texas! Thank you to many fabulous sponsors that help to make this event possible. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit: freedomovertexas.org

We are thrilled to welcome The Whitehall Houston as the official hotel sponsor for Shell Freedom Over Texas!Celebrate th...
06/23/2022

We are thrilled to welcome The Whitehall Houston as the official hotel sponsor for Shell Freedom Over Texas!

Celebrate the 4th with Houston’s signature tribute to patriotism in style with The Whitehall Houston's exclusive Shell Freedom Over Texas Package.

Package includes:
-Deluxe Overnight Accommodations
-View of Shell Freedom Over Texas Fireworks Display
-VIP Shuttle Transportation throughout the Downtown area
-Package is available July 1– July 4, 2022. No minimum length of stay required.

To learn more and book your stay, visit: https://be.synxis.com/?Hotel=67132&Chain=26905&config=HOUTW&theme=rHOUTW&promo=IKFREE&utm_source=city-of-houston&utm_medium=banner&utm_campaign=wh-freedom-over-texas-0622

09/13/2021

HOUSTON - As Tropical Storm Nicholas gains strength and moves inland, Houstonians can expect to see waves of showers and thunderstorms with the possibility of flash flooding in low-lying areas. A Flash Flood Watch is in effect through Tuesday evening. In the watch area, 8 to 16 inches of rain o...

09/13/2021

A tropical storm has formed and that means rain is coming over the next 2-3 days. The rainfall could be heavy in places.
The City will activate its emergency operations center at 6 a.m. Monday. Our fire, public works and police departments are prepared
to place barricades and stage assets in areas of the city.
Please be weather aware/alert and do not attempt to drive through flooded streets. The main thing is to pay attention to weather reports. Check on your family, friends and pets.

Please consider donating nonperishable food, diapers, hygiene kits, baby food, roofing supplies, cleaning supplies, wate...
09/08/2021

Please consider donating nonperishable food, diapers, hygiene kits, baby food, roofing supplies, cleaning supplies, water, and pet food to help those recovering from Hurricane Ida. These are the specific requests from the New Orleans Office of Emergency Management. *No clothing will be accepted

Thank you to A-Rocket Moving and Storage who will deliver donated goods to Louisiana on behalf of the City of Houston.

Individuals who would like to make monetary donations:
Greater New Orleans Foundation (Memo Line Hurricane Ida)
https://www.gnof.org/

Mayor Sylvester Turner has announced the “Paying it Forward” with Love from Houston relief supply drive to help our neig...
09/03/2021

Mayor Sylvester Turner has announced the “Paying it Forward” with Love from Houston relief supply drive to help our neighbors in Louisiana.
Please consider donating nonperishable food, diapers, hygiene kits, baby food, roofing supplies, cleaning supplies, water, and pet food to help those recovering from Hurricane Ida.
The drive will be next to Houston City Hall in the 500 block of McKinney Street on Thursday, Sept. 9, from 7 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Thank you for your generosity and for helping us Pay it Forward with Love from Houston!

Congratulations, Kenneth! Well deserved appointment!
09/01/2021

Congratulations, Kenneth! Well deserved appointment!

We are proud to work alongside our primary partner, Houston Parks - HPARD, and congratulate Kenneth Allen on the recent announcement of being named Director! 🎉

08/25/2021
08/18/2021

WE'RE HIRING!

Do you have a CDL or know someone that does?

Detailed requirements below and click the link to apply:

✅ Class A or Class B CDL Drivers
✅ 6 Months Driving Experience
✅ Signing Incentive Pay
✅ Medical, Vision and Dental benefits

All interested applicants are asked to visit: http://houstontx.gov/solidwastecareers/ to submit an employment application.

Join us this Saturday, August 14th for the 11th Annual Mayor's Back 2 School Fest Presented by Shell!
08/11/2021

Join us this Saturday, August 14th for the 11th Annual Mayor's Back 2 School Fest Presented by Shell!

Houston, we are days away from our 11th annual Back 2 School Fest proudly sponsored by Shell. This event is all about helping families, students and educators get properly prepared and ensure a safe return to the new school year. Many Houston families simply cannot afford school supplies, and the challenges are greater this year because of the lingering effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Public safety remains a top priority, and therefore this year's event will be a contactless drive-through. We invite you to come out and join us this Saturday, August 14th. Free COVID vaccines will be available for ages 12 and up. Come get prepared and protected for the new school year!

Families may register by visiting: https://www.houstontx.gov/btsf/registermystudent.html

04/23/2021

AlertHouston is the City of Houston's official emergency notification service.  For updates on this situation, visit: houstontx.gov/emergency

03/03/2021
02/17/2021
01/19/2021

The City of Houston will participate in the national Memorial to Lives Lost to by turning city hall and other buildings amber at dusk on Tuesday, January 19.
The socially distanced memorial will follow all safety protocols and include remarks from Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo and invited faith leaders. The combined Honor Guard from the Houston Police Department and Houston Fire Department also will participate.
Simultaneously, a memorial will take place in Washington D.C. and cities across the country. .The memorial in D.C will feature the lighting of the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool and the illumination of buildings and ringing of church bells in a national moment of unity and remembrance.
The First Nationwide to Lives Lost is Part of The Inauguration of President-elect Joseph R. Biden, Jr. and Vice President-elect Kamala D. Harris. The program in Washington D.C. will emphasize the importance of looking back and remembering the lives we have lost to COVID-19 as we look forward to the hope of a new path and a brighter future.
In Houston, the lighting ceremony will include the following buildings.
City Hall
Partnership Tower
The Wortham
Jones Hall
7 Wonders (Theatre District - west of the Wortham)
The Lyric Center
Main Street square
Montrose Highway 59 bridges/Interstate 69
The Wharf (art piece in front of the GRB)
Uptown Houston / Post Oak Boulevard
George Bush Airport
Hobby Airport

"it is important that our City and country unite at this time and reflect on the devastating impact COVID-19 has inflicted on our communities. A lot of families are grieving the loss of a loved one. Hosting a memorial and remembering people who died due to complications from the virus will be a nonpartisan event. I encourage everyone to join us by illuminating your building, ringing a bell, and watching the virtual program," said Mayor Sylvester Turner.
The public may watch the program virtually on City of Houston social media platforms https://twitter.com/HoustonTX or https://www.facebook.com/houstonmayor and on the Houston Municipal Channel HTV.

Read more at https://www.houstontx.gov/mayor/press/2021/national-memorial-lives-lost-covid.html

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