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2015 Freedom Over Texas

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Fireworks will ignite the sky, and country tunes will set the stage for Houston’s signature annual patriotic celebration, Southwest Airlines Freedom Over Texas from 4 p.m. – 10 p.m. on Saturday, July 4at the newly renovated Eleanor Tinsley Park on Buffalo Bayou (along Allen Parkway). Prolific singer-songwriter and Houston son, Clint Black and double-platinum-selling singer, songwriter Josh Turner will headline the 29-year-old annual event on the Southwest Airlines Stage that will culminate with a spectacular fireworks display by CITGO.

This year’s festivities include the Walmart All-American Kids Zone, a children’s entertainment area with a stage featuring entertainment for young and old, alike; the Bud Light Lime-A-Rita Beach Bash, featuring the American Beer Garden and a fun in the sun good time; the Dr Pepper One of a Kind Zone, featuring Houston professional sport team set-ups, music, food, and a salute to all 5 branches of the military; and ending the evening with an exciting fireworks finale sponsored by CITGO. New this year is the US Family Health Plan Backstage Pass; see what takes place behind the scenes via live streaming on abc.com. US Family Health Plan is a product of CHRISTUS Health.

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Southwest Airlines Freedom Over Texas will further expand the availability of recycling receptacles to make it easier for attendees to recycle. The City of Houston is committed to supporting green initiatives and promoting sustainability.

The Houston Parks & Recreation Department regulations prohibit dogs, amphibians, reptiles and snakes that are considered dangerous.  Therefore, we require the ban of all such animals.  This does not include Seeing Eye dogs or other dogs that provide assistance to physically challenged individuals. No smoking allowed in any City of Houston park interior and exterior spaces/facilities

Mayor's Office of Special Events

Freedom Over Texas is one of the signature events produced by the Mayor's Office of Special Events. The City of Houston Mayor's Office of Special Events (MOSE) produces and permits events for the City of Houston. City-wide and neighborhood festivals, dedications, inaugurations, parades, tree plantings, fun runs, galas, ground-breakings, holiday celebrations are examples of events coordinated by this office.