‘Freedom Over Texas’: Entertainment lineup, more details released for ‘in-person’ return of July 4 celebration
Mayor Sylvester Turner was joined by various community leaders and sponsors at City Hall Tuesday to announce details for the in-person return of Houston’s official Fourth of July celebration, “Freedom Over Texas.”
REWIND: See Houston’s annual Fourth of July celebration, Freedom Over Texas
HOUSTON – Freedom Over Texas, Houston’s annual Fourth of July celebration, will continue this year but without public activities or public access due to the coronavirus pandemic. The firework event will still be held at Buffalo Bayou and Sam Houston parks. Freedom Over Texas 2020 Freedom Over Texas, Houston’s annual Fourth of July celebration, will continue this year but without public activities or public access due to the coronavirus pandemic. Let us never forget what it means to be in the land of the free and the home of the brave. Freedom Over Texas will feature a lineup of live and virtual entertainers.
Freedom Over Texas firework show will happen but festival will not
HOUSTON – Freedom Over Texas, Houston’s annual July 4th celebration, will be very different this year because of the coronavirus pandemic, but people can still enjoy the traditional firework show. Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner said the usual festival along Buffalo Bayou will not happen this year, but a concert by the Houston Symphony Orchestra and other artists will be streamed live and aired on television. There will be no live audience at the concert, Turner said. “Watch it on television, in your backyard, on a balcony,” Turner said. Turner encouraged anyone who is around others while watching the fireworks to wear a mask and practice social distancing.
Freedom Over Texas: Everything you need to know about the July Fourth event
HOUSTON - This year's Freedom Over Texas celebration at Eleanor Tinsley Park will showcase NASA as it launches space month in July and celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. Here is everything you need to know about the event:What is Freedom Over Texas? Freedom Over Texas is an annual Fourth of July celebration where people can enjoy performances, food and a fireworks show. The event starts at 4 p.m. Thursday and will go until 10 p.m.What is the ticket price? And we have just a lot of activities for young and old.Click/tap here for more information on Freedom Over Texas, such as FAQs, street closures, schedules and more.
Watch NASA's Orion spacecraft mockup travel on Houston streets today
HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- Get ready to share the road with a spaceship.NASA is sending its Orion spacecraft all the way to downtown Houston to help celebrate the 4th of July and Freedom Over Texas The 20,000 pound mockup will be part of the Space City Experience Exhibit on view Thursday at Eleanor Tinsley and Sam Houston Parks.To get it in place for the event, the spacecraft will be loaded onto a special truck.It will take about an hour to go the 25 miles from Johnson Space Center to downtown.Beginning Tuesday night, the spacecraft will take the following route:Space Center Blvd to Clear Lake City Blvd - 7:00 p.m. (Approximate)Right on Clear Lake City Blvd to I-45 NorthTake the 59 North Exit to the I-10 West Exit (Exit 132)Take I-10 West to the I-45 South Exit (Exit 768B)Exit onto I-45 South and drive to the Dallas/Pierce Exit ( Exit 47D)Exit Dallas StreetRight on DallasRight on Gillette StreetRight on Allen Parkway - 8:00 p.m. (Approximate)The Orion mockup is currently being used to test recovery operations from the water. It's known as the Post Orion Recovery Test mockup or PORT.If you are on the road during the move, be prepared for slowdowns, and be on the lookout for those trying to catch a glimpse of the craft as it passes by.If you see it, you're encouraged to snap a photo and use the hashtag #SpotOrion.abc13.com