Freedom Over Texas

Freedom Over Texas The Mayor's Official July 4th Celebration, CITGO Freedom Over Texas will take place on Tuesday, July 4, 2017, 4-10 p.m. in Eleanor Tinsley Park.
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Welcome to the Freedom Over Texas page! Looking for something to do on fourth of July? Want to celebrate independence day with fireworks in the best city in the world? Need a family-friendly event in Houston this weekend? Or just things to do in Houston? You're in the right place! Celebrating 30 years of July 4th music, fireworks and fanfare on Buffalo Bayou, Houston’s signature patriotic event - CITGO Freedom Over Texas - will turn it WAY up with live performances, family activities and stunning pyrotechnics Tuesday, July 4th from 4 p.m. – 10 p.m. For the first time in the event’s history, the celebration will kick off with a patriotic tribute by United States Air Force Band of the West. Grammy-nominated and CMA-winning artist, HUNTER HAYES will follow before multi-platinum selling, 2016 MTV Video Music Award-winning DNCE takes the stage. As is tradition, the evening will conclude with a spectacular blast of fireworks thanks to CITGO who has provided the finale since 2015. This year, CITGO signed on as a dual sponsor providing both the pyrotechnics and titling the event for the next three years. So, if you're looking for fun things to do in Houston or looking to celebrate on the fourth of July, be sure to follow this page! Learn more about CITGO Freedom Over Texas at http://www.houstontx.gov/specialevents/. PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING DISCLAIMER: "Comments. The purpose of this site is to present matters of public interest in the City of Houston, Texas. We encourage you to submit comments, but please note that this is not a public forum. Comments posted to this page will be monitored. The City reserves the right to delete comments that: contain false information, obscene language or sexual content, threaten or defame any person or organization, support or oppose political candidates, political organizations or ballot propositions, promote illegal activity, commercial services or products, infringe on copyrights or trademarks or are not topically related to the particular posting."

Mission: Civic celebration is vital to the spirit of Houston. The Mayor's Office of Special Events produces and permits events that enhance the image of the city and highlight Houston 's diverse culture. In addition to event production, the Mayor's Office of Special Events processes requests for special events, parade and street function permits, evaluates event co-sponsorship on city property, and provides production assistance for sponsored, co-sponsored, or fee-paid events.

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09/18/2020
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07/25/2020

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07/20/2020

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The 10th Annual Mayor’s Back 2 School Fest Presented by Shell will be staged to accommodate necessary CDC protocols in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This year, it will take place as a drive-through event in the NRG Yellow Parking Lot on Friday & Saturday, August 7-8, 2020, from 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. We have partnered with the Houston Food Bank and will distribute food, masks, backpacks, and school supplies for Houston-area elementary students and their families.

**We need help with backpack assembly at the Houston Food Bank and the day of the event.**

✏️ If you are interested in volunteering, please sign up here: https://www.houstontx.gov/btsf/volunteersneeded.html

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07/20/2020

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07/19/2020

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07/18/2020

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07/17/2020
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07/16/2020

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#SocialDistancing precautions should still be followed along with routine hand-washing.

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07/14/2020

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07/14/2020

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07/13/2020
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07/13/2020

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Please remember to practice #SocialDistancing, wear your #FaceMask, stay away from large gatherings, and practice good hygiene in order to keep yourself and those around you safe.

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07/07/2020

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07/06/2020
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07/05/2020
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‪ FIREWORKS COMING UP!

Tune in to Houston's Eagle Country Legends 97.1 The New 93Q for the fireworks music! ‬

‪9:35p 🇺🇸‬

How y’all enjoying the show?!?! Counting down to fireworks!!!
07/05/2020

How y’all enjoying the show?!?!

Counting down to fireworks!!!

THE CONDUCTOR? 😳😳 That’s Steven Reineke!! One of North America's leading conductors of popular music!
07/05/2020
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THE CONDUCTOR? 😳😳

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One of North America's leading conductors of popular music!

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07/04/2020

Out of concern for public safety, we are not producing our traditional #FreedomOverTX festival. We have repositioned & elevated our #fireworks launch so that more Houstonians can celebrate America’s birthday from afar.

Stay home, stay #safe & let us do the work!
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** There’s still time! Book your room at the official Shell Freedom Over Texas hotel today and have the BEST view in the...
07/04/2020

** There’s still time! Book your room at the official Shell Freedom Over Texas hotel today and have the BEST view in the City of the fireworks Saturday! **

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General information

The Mayor's Official 4th of July Celebration has been a six hour event of festivities and tradition in Houston, for decades. Located in the newly renovated Eleanor Tinsley Park on Buffalo Bayou, it has become Houston's signature annual Independence Day celebration and attracts nationally recognized recording artists as well as regional and local talent. Join us on July 4th!!

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Proud to hear patriotic songs during the Freedom over Texas Fireworks display. Much appreciated.
Macy's New York 4th Fireworks played patriotic music! Houston???? Why? I guess you want to topple statues and refuse anything truly patriotic.
Is there an online livestream of this event?
Will freedom over Texas be canceled this yr Due to the COVID 19
Where is the live video from the event?
The fireworks were great!
Are dogs allowed at this event?
Will any of last year's artists return for a second chance?
Does anyone know when will we get our ticket refunds???
When and what time will we get ticket refunds??
🇺🇸⚠️... STANDBY EVERYONE... UPDATE ON THE FREEDOM OVER TEXAS EVENTS COMING AT 12:45PM TODAY...
If you are attending the Freedom Over Texas event today, please stop by the Churrasco Food Truck! Oscar will be cooking up some delicious sandwiches with char grilled meats. Stop by and enjoy this 4th with some great grilled meat!!! 🍖 🇺🇸 🎉