Independence Day 2009 in Houston: July 4th Weekend Events

- Karolin Koenig,

Fireworks over Houston, Texas on Independence Day

Famous for space travel and the beaches of Galveston Island, Houston sure has no problem planning fun for old and young this 4th of July. To commemorate USA’s independence, the multicultural metropolis is hosting a plethora of events for Independence Day 2009.

Freedom Over Texas Fireworks:

If you are planning to celebrate July 4th Texan-style, don’t miss out on the biggest fireworks display in the state (and largest land-based fireworks display in the country) and check out the ‘Chevy Freedom over Texas Fireworks’ at Eleanor Tinsley Park.

The festival at Eleanor Tinsley Park is scheduled to begin at 4 p.m. and runs until 10 p.m. Expect it to be action packed with live performances from local acts such as Clay Walker, an auto show, volleyball tournament, beer garden.

Fireworks will start after 10 p.m.

Houston Symphony Orchestra and Fireworks:

Alternatively, saunter down to historic Hermann Park (100 Concert Drive‎) around 8:30 p.m. and enjoy the melodious sounds of the Houston Symphony Orchestra and an All-American salute to celebrate this Independence Day in Houston. You’ll hear some great classics, including Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture.

A grandiose fireworks display will mark the end of the evening.

Need a Hotel in Houston?

For a great end to a fantastic day make sure you check into Houston’s best hotels if you’re just visiting the city for the weekend:

Hotel Granduca
Hotel ZaZa Houston

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