CITGO Freedom Over Texas

Join Us Wednesday, July 4, 2018!


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This year Houstonians will celebrate more than three decades of July 4th music and fireworks on Buffalo Bayou. The city’s signature tribute to patriotism - CITGO Freedom Over Texas – returns with NEW live music acts and stunning fireworks, Wednesday, July 4th from 4 p.m. – 10 p.m. Cupid will open the Citgo Main Stage, followed by special guest, The Mavericks with their genre-defying eclectic mix of Tex-Mex, neotraditional country music, and Latin rockabilly. Chart-topping country music star, Chris Young will headline the event. Recently inducted as a member of the iconic Grand Ole Opry, Chris Young has ten No. 1 singles and seven albums to his credit, including the two-time platinum single “I’m Comin’ Over” and 2015’s Gold-certified I’m Comin’ Over, which earned multiple ACM, BBMA, CMA, CMT, Grammy and RDMA nominations and scored three consecutive chart-topping singles. As is tradition, the evening will conclude with a spectacular blast of fireworks thanks to CITGO who has provided the finale since 2015. This is the second year that CITGO has been a dual sponsor providing both the pyrotechnics and titling the event.

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2018 Freedom Over Texas Map
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2018 Freedom Over Texas Map

2018 FOT Rules and Regs

2018 FOT Rules and Regulations


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Skatepark Temp Closure

Jamail Skatepark closed June 30 to July 5


Please note, the Lee and Joe Jamail Skatepark will be closed June 29th - July 5th to set up for Houston’s Official Fourth of July event, CITGO Freedom Over Texas.