CITGO Freedom Over Texas

Freedom Over Texas

DNCE and Hunter Hayes
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.

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Citgo Logo
No matter what you’re doing this summer, whether it’s playing baseball or relaxing reading a book, CITGO will have you Fueling Good! Be sure to stop by the CITGO Fueling Good area for the baseball toss and tee ball. You can make a flip-book and tour the Houston Public Library mobile unit with computer activities, story-time and sign up for a library card! There will also be a giant 12-foot baseball, giant books, prime seats and a view of the CITGO Main Stage! There will be MANY opportunities to receive valuable favors, all in the CITGO Fueling Good Zone!

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Walmart Logo
There is always so much to do in the Walmart All-American Kids Zone! Not only are there plenty of free games, rides and face painting but also plenty of interactive educational activities.  Entertainment is offered all day featuring the interactive drumming performances of Let Them Drum, a local non-profit.  Bring out your inner adventurer with lawn fishing, dock kayaking and other outdoor activities from Nature and Eclectic Outdoors. Lost Kids, Lost and Found Booths are available at this site.

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Bud Light Logo
Visit with friends and family and listen to live music in the Bud Light Amphitheater or try your hand in the game garden showcasing Corn Hole, Giant Jenga, Giant Connect 4 and Giant Horseshoes with perfect viewing of the mainstage.

Enjoy special seating in the sand with beach chairs and umbrellas. Check out the new Bud Light Spotlight area adjacent to the bowl!

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Dr Pepper Logo
It’s THE ONE YOU CRAVE!  There is something for everyone in this interactive family-friendly zone – giant Scrabble, Jenga, football toss, corn hole, and painting with artists. There will be live musical entertainment on the Dr Pepper Stage with featured artists Mango Punch!, Vaudevylle, and ThunderSOUL, plus, meet-and-greet opportunities with Houston’s professional sports teams. Feeling a little warm at the event? Guests can stop by the Dr Pepper concession booth and enjoy a Dr Pepper Float, or two!  Who doesn’t love a float?!

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Southwest Airlines Logo
Southwest Airlines returns as an anchor sponsor this year and will feature a new activation on-site – the Southwest Airlines® Porch, where visitors can kick back and enjoy the famous Southwest Hospitality.   Snap a fun photo, charge your phone, and walk away with some great Southwest swag, including a chance to win round trip travel on Southwest.

2017 FOT Rules and Regulations
2017 FOT Rules and Regulations


Want to learn more about you can and cannot bring into CITGO Freedom Over Texas? Read our 2017 Rules & Regulations now.

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Questions About Freedom Over Texas?
Do You Have Questions About Freedom Over Texas?


There’s so information about the event, there’s NO way you could remember everything! Don’t worry; read our FAQs!

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Jamail Skatepark Closed June 30 to July 5
Jamail Skatepark closed June 30 to July 5


Please note, the Lee and Joe Jamail Skatepark will be closed June 30th - July 5th to set up for Houston’s Official Fourth of July event, CITGO Freedom Over Texas.

Thank You Bud Light!
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