Southwest Airlines® Freedom Over Texas

Join Us Friday, July 4, 2014


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Houston will set the stage for an extraordinary patriotic celebration at Mayor Annise Parker’s official Fourth of July event, Freedom Over Texas. The annual event is held on Friday, July 4, culminating with a fireworks extravaganza sponsored by Nation Waste set to a perfectly timed bed of patriot and current musical selections.


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Frequently Asked Questions

2013 Event Highlights

Mayor's Office of Special Events Facebook Page

2014 FOT Fact Sheet (.html)

2014 FOT Press Release (.pdf)

2014 FOT Site Map (.pdf)


Sponsorship Information


The Mayor’s Official 4th of July Celebration has been a six hour event of festivities and tradition in Houston, for decades. Located in the newly renovated Eleanor Tinsley Park on Buffalo Bayou, it has become Houston’s signature annual Independence Day celebration and attracts nationally recognized recording artists as well as regional and local talent. This year’s festivities include the Southwest Airlines Sky Stage, featuring vintage aircraft flyovers; the Walmart All-American Kids Zone, a children’s entertainment area with a stage featuring entertainment for young and old, alike; KBR Liberty Park brings military assets such as tanks and helicopters to the event along with all five branches of the military; the all new Bud Light Lime-A-Rita Beach Bash, featuring the All-American Beer Garden and a rockin’ good time; and the Dr Pepper One of a Kind Zone, featuring all four Houston professional sports team set-ups, music, food, and a cooling area. The event culminates with a Texas size concert featuring a national recording artist and one of the largest fireworks displays in the USA sponsored by Nation Waste.



More Sponsorship Information



All 2014 Sponsors and Links



City of Houston

ABC 13 Houston

Southwest Airlines

Bud Light

Dr Pepper


Nation Waste



Freedom Over Texas Social Media


FreedomOverTX Twitter


Mayor's Office of Special Events Facebook

Mayor's Office
Special Events

Mayor's Office of Special Events Twitter



Freedom Over Texas Photo Galleries


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General Admission: $8 per person June 2 – midnight July 3, 2014 (children 5 and under free) Tickets may be purchased on-line prior to the event.
July 4: tickets will be $10 online and at the gate admission booths.

Stage Entertainment

Jennifer Nettles

Jennifer Nettles


Volunteer for Southwest Airlines® Freedom Over Texas


To help put Houston’s best foot forward, we need your help! Assignments include volunteering as festival greeters, ticket sellers and scanners, or helping in one of four fun and interactive festival zones. 


Bud Light Lime-A-Rita Beach Bash


Visitors will be able to “cool off” and have fun at the Bud Light Lime-A-Rita Beach Bash. Back by popular demand is the unique Build-A-Bar experience.


Dr Pepper One of A Kind Zone


This year’s Freedom over Texas event will feature a brand new zone brought to you by our new anchor sponsor, Dr Pepper. The Dr Pepper One of A Kind Zone will host an all-American summer atmosphere filled with fun and unique experiences.


KBR Liberty Park - "Symbols of Freedom"


KBR Liberty Park pays tribute to the men and women who have made great sacrifices for our freedom. There will be much to see and experience in KBR Liberty Park this year!


Nation Waste Fireworks Finale


Nation Waste will cap off the evening as sponsor of the exciting fireworks finale.  Nation Waste Inc. (NW) is a fully certified commercial waste disposal company specializing in construction, demolition, commercial, and industrial non-hazardous waste removal, portable toilets and recycling services.


Southwest Airlines® Sky Stage


Southwest Airlines®, title sponsor, will also host the Sky Stage featuring vintage aircraft from the Lone Star Flight Museum including a B-17 Flying Fortress, B-25 Mitchell and P-51 Mustangs making multiple flyovers throughout the festival.


Walmart All-American Kids Zone


Make July 4th a memorable holiday with your kids! Parents can treat their children to fun, educational and patriotic activities in the Walmart All-American Kids Zone.