Fireworks will ignite the Houston sky and an array of diverse music will set the stage for an extraordinary patriotic celebration at the City of Houston's official Fourth of July event, Southwest Airlines Freedom Over Texas featuring nine-time Grammy award winner Sheryl Crow and Martina McBride presented by NRG.
Throughout the day there will be local music from a variety of Houston's best known bands and a few surprise national acts at the main Freedom Stage. KBR Liberty Park will conduct on-site recruiting and showcase military artifacts and vehicles from all five military branches.
Patrons will be able to make donations to H.O.T. (Honoring Our Troops) and send a care packet overseas. The Bud Light Zone will showcase the All American Beer Garden and offer a prime view of the ninth annual Bud Light Texas Volleyball Championship Series Finals.
More than 30,000 square feet of free educational and entertainment programming will be available for children of all ages in the Walmart All-American Kids Zone. Southwest Airlines will host the Southwest Airlines VIP Hangar and the Sky Stage featuring vintage aircraft from the Lonestar Flight Museum that will make fly-overs throughout the festival.
In the Family Fitness Challenge Area, activities will be provided by all five of Houston's hometown professional sports teams including the Houston Aeros, Houston Astros, Houston Dynamo, Houston Rockets and Houston Texans.