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2015 Freedom Over Texas

Freedom Over TexasThe Mayor's Official July 4th Celebration is a six hour event of festivities and tradition that has been taking place in Houston for decades. Located in the newly renovated Eleanor Tinsley Park on Buffalo Bayou, it is Houston's signature annual Independence Day celebration and attracts nationally recognized recording artists as well as regional and local talent. The 2014 event attracted just under 50,000 patrons on-site, and over 2.6 million people viewed the event and fireworks display via televised broadcast.  The event was syndicated in Beaumont, Lubbock, and Tyler.  With five stages of entertainment, featuring a nationally known recording artist and a spectacular fireworks display, the eyes of Texas will once again be upon Houston for this one-of-a-kind 4th of July family event.

2014 Attractions included:

  • Five concert stages featuring diverse genres of music with a mix of national, regional and local talent
  • Spectacular fireworks display that combines specially choreographed music and unrivaled pyrotechnic artistry
  • Walmart All-American Kids Zone: Educational programming and family entertainment
  • Liberty Park: Symbols of freedom and exhibits from all five branches of the military, with on-site recruiting
  • Bud Light Lime-A-Rita Beach Bash: Features a fun in the sun good time including the Bud Light Beer Garden
  • Dr Pepper Zone: Area designed with family friendly activities and skills representative of Houston’s hometown professional sports teams: Astros, Rockets, Dynamo, and Texans; cooling station; unique interactive mobile unit; All American Summer food.
Freedom Over Texas map

This fun-filled festival for the entire family celebrates the birth of our nation, honors our military, educates us about our country’s history, entertains the crowd with top name acts from diverse musical genres, and reaches out to the community through a partnership with Houston Food Bank. Click map above for full-sized version.

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.