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IF YOU CAN'T BE DOWNTOWN FOR THE BIG SHOW ON JULY 4, WATCH LIVE COVERAGE ON ABC13 AT 7PM!
IT'S THAT TIME AGAIN. We'll celebrate our freedom at Eleanor Tinsley Park with Southwest Airlines Freedom Over Texas with Entertainment presented by NRG on Thursday, July 4, 2012.

Houston will set the stage for an extraordinary patriotic celebration at Mayor Annise Parker's official Fourth of July event. It's fun for the whole family, with music, games fun and a "Texas Sized" firework finale! [Check out a full list of entertainment]



PHOTOS FROM LAST YEAR'S CELEBRATION

>>EVENT DETAILS<<

DATE/TIME Thursday, July 4 from 4pm to 10pm

LOCATION Eleanor Tinsley Park @ Buffalo Bayou

PARKING The most convenient parking for the Southwest Airlines Freedom Over Texas with Entertainment Presented by NRG is Entrance 2 of Theater District Parking, underneath Tranquillity Park, along Rusk, between Bagby and Smith. [MORE PARKING DETAILS SOON]

ROAD CLOSURES Per HPD, the first road closure begins at 1pm on Bagby from McKinney to Dallas. At 4pm, the Allen Parkway (inbound) will close at the Montrose exit. At 5pm, both inbound and outbound lanes of Memorial Drive will close.

NOT ALLOWED DOWNTOWN: Food and beverages (except infant formula and for special health needs), alcohol, coolers, glass containers, bikes, skates, skateboards, weapons, fireworks, umbrellas or other standing devices larger than 4 ft in diameter). No camera or video recording during any concert. No pets or animals (except for seeing and assistance animals).

EXPECTED GATE ATTENDANCE: 100,000

EVENT HIGHLIGHT: The crowning highlight of Southwest Airlines Freedom Over Texas with Entertainment Presented by NRG will be the Fireworks Spectacular! Spanning Buffalo Bayou west of Sabine Bridge, this unparalleled fireworks display will combine specially choreographed music with unrivaled pyrotechnic artistry.

BENEFICIARY Central Houston Civic Improvement, Inc.

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FOR MORE INFO: For information on how your company can take part in Southwest Airlines Freedom Over Texas with Entertainment Presented by NRG, please contact the City of Houston, or:

Kristi Strawn
VP, Marketing & Sales Promotion
KTRK-TV/ABC-13
Direct: 713-663-4607
Kristi.P.Strawn@abc.com
Blanca Chapa
Marketing Account Executive
KTRK-TV/ABC-13
Direct: 713-663-8721
Blanca.Chapa@abc.com