Shell Freedom Over Texas
This year’s Freedom Over Texas will return to an in-person event filled with six-hours of festivities, tradition, and live concert stages, along Allen Parkway. Freedom Over Texas will feature local, regional, and national entertainment and will be capped off with a musically choreographed, “Texas-sized” fireworks finale. This event has become Houston’s annual signature July 4th celebration with an average of 50,000 people in attendance and is televised live in Houston. The event will solicit television affiliates from across the state of Texas to simulcast a portion of the event. Freedom Over Texas will feature a unique non-profit component that joins forces with the Houston Food Bank to help fill an extraordinary demand in our regional community. The event will donate a percentage of food and beverage sales to the Houston Food Bank. We look forward to enjoying a fun, engaging, and safe event for our nation’s birthday.
- Read the 2022 FOT Press Release
This year, guests will celebrate more than America’s Freedom at the city’s signature Independence Day event, as this year marks the 60th anniversary of NASA Johnson Space Center’s presence in Houston. Shell Freedom Over Texas has partnered with Johnson Space Center, to bring an exclusive Space City Experience featuring its storied history and upcoming Artemis missions to the Moon and beyond. The signature area will include an opportunity to be up close and personal with NASA astronauts, robotic demonstrations, virtual reality fieldtrips to the International Space Station, the Space Exploration Vehicle, Destination Station trailer, and other NASA exhibits and activities. Come explore the next giant leap with us – which starts here in Space City!