July 4th Houston Event To Double The Height Of Fireworks For 2021

Looking for to July 4th fireworks in Houston? As the United States recovers from the pandemic, everyone is looking forward to celebrating July 4th in a more meaningful way. Houston’s signature Independence Day celebration, Shell Freedom Over Texas, returns in a grand way this year with an exciting entertainment lineup and spectacular fireworks!

Freedom Over Texas – 4th July Fireworks Tradition in Houston

While the regular day-long festival is on hold, the entertainment and fireworks will be broadcast live on July 4th, 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm on ABC 13. The planned fireworks will reach 800 feet, nearly double the height of the regular show, making it visible from a longer distance. All those in areas with a view of the western downtown skyline will be able to see the show. Families that prefer to park downtown and walk can view the fireworks from Eleanor Tinsley Park. 

“Freedom Over Texas is one of the city’s most cherished events. We will celebrate Houston’s frontline heroes and America’s freedom with the help of our sponsors who have continued to support us despite the continued pivot from our usual festival and fanfare,” said Mayor Sylvester Turner. “I am grateful to Shell and Reliant, who have returned as sponsors for a second year during these unprecedented times. I also thank Walmart in their new role as Entertainment sponsor and Dr Pepper and Bud Light Seltzer, who have stood with us year after year to bring this star-spangled celebration.”

“We’re very pleased to return as title sponsors for an event that celebrates the tremendous appreciation we have for our frontline workers – in schools and in supermarkets, in hospitals and in gas stations – whose heroic efforts to serve others have helped us become a more resilient community,” said Gretchen Watkins, President, Shell Oil Company. “Let’s continue that progress, by remembering to #RecreateResponsibly on this 4th of July holiday as we celebrate the heroes who have stepped up during this challenging time.”

Entertainment Lineup For 4th July FireWorks In Houston

The impressive entertainment for the evening is headlined by Lee Brice, Academy of Country Music Awards 2021 Music Event of the Year recipient. A recipient of several CMA Awards and Grammy nominations, Lee, along with Carly Pearce, recently won the ACM’s 2021 Music Event of the Year for their No. 1 hit “I Hope You’re Happy Now.”  Brice has eight radio singles hitting number one including “A Woman Like You,” and “I Don’t Dance.”

Jimmie Allen, Academy of Country Music Awards’ 2021 New Male Artist of the Year, will open the show. He is the first black solo artist to win this distinction. Allen’s debut album, Mercury Lane, made history with No.1 hit songs like “Make Me Want To” and “Best Shot.”  Bettie James, his latest star-studded collaboration, has had more than 145 million streams.

As if this wasn’t enough, recent American Idol participant Alanis Sophia will join the show along with local favorite Brian Jack & the Zydeco Gamblers. The superb Houston Symphony will perform a patriotic tribute along with the Houston Methodist Singers.

“As the Houston Events Industry returns to robust offerings, we are reminded that this is a measured process,” said Susan Christian, Event Producer and Director of the Mayor’s Office of Special Events. “We’ve worked on the 2021 reimagined event since last year. It is a privilege to again present Shell Freedom Over Texas, honoring those heroes who continue to sacrifice in support of our communities and America.”

Freedom Over Texas Gives Back

This year, Freedom Over Texas features a “Text To Give” campaign to benefit the Houston Food Bank. Walmart and Dr Pepper have partnered with the Military Warriors Support Foundation to give a home to a deserving combat-wounded veteran during the broadcast.


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