Freedom Over Texas Fourth of July Celebration to feature NASA astronauts, fireworks and more

This year, Shell’s “Freedom Over Texas” event is back for an in-person celebration and has partnered with Johnson Space Center for the 60th anniversary of its presence in Houston!

HOUSTON – This year, Shell’s “Freedom Over Texas” event is back for an in-person celebration and has partnered with Johnson Space Center for the 60th anniversary of its presence in Houston!

The event is set to take place Monday from 4-10 p.m. at Eleanor Tinsley Park and Sam Houston Park.

There will be lots of festivities, traditions, 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.

Opening the Shell Main Stage will be Step Rideau and the Zydeco Outlaws, followed by country sister duo, Walker County and then rapper, singer Blanco Brown, known for his popular song, “The Git Up.” Then country music band, Sawyer Brown will grace the stage before headliner Clay Walker performs.

There is also going to be an exclusive Space City experience featuring the storied history and highlights of the upcoming Artemis missions to the moon and beyond.

This year, Shell’s “Freedom Over Texas” event is back for an in-person celebration and has partnered with Johnson Space Center for the 60th anniversary of their presence in Houston to bring an exclusive Space City Experience featuring the storied history and highlights of the upcoming Artemis missions to the moon and beyond.

According to a news release, the event will also include an opportunity to be up close and personal with NASA astronauts, robotic demonstrations, virtual reality field trips to the International Space Station, the Space Exploration Vehicle, Destination Station trailer, and other NASA exhibits and activities.

This event has become Houston’s annual signature July 4th celebration with an average of 50,000 people in attendance.

For more information, go to the City of Houston’s website.

This year, Shell’s “Freedom Over Texas” event is back for an in-person celebration and has partnered with Johnson Space Center for the 60th anniversary of their presence in Houston to bring an exclusive Space City experience featuring the storied history and highlights of the upcoming Artemis missions to the moon and beyond.

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Moriah Ballard joined the KPRC 2 digital team in the fall of 2021. Prior to becoming a digital content producer in Southeast Texas and a Houstonian, Moriah was an award-winning radio host in her hometown of Lorain, Ohio and previously worked as a producer/content creator in Cleveland. Her faith, family, and community are her top passions.