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BP Power of Freedom celebration returns

Over 100,000 spectators are expected to attend BP Power of Freedom, the most popular July 4th celebration in the greater Houston area. Scheduled for Thursday July 4 from 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., the popular patriotic event will be held at Eleanor Tinsley Park at Buffalo Bayou and televised live on ABC-13/KTRK-TV.

Highlighting the event will be Sky Freedom, Houston’s largest 4th of July fireworks spectacular. This fireworks display, spanning along the banks of Buffalo Bayou west of Sabine Bridge, will combine specially choreographed patriotic music with pyrotechnic artistry.

The Grammy award-winning Doobie Brothers, one of Americas best known 70’s rock and roll bands, with well known hits including Takin’ it to the Streets, Jesus is Just Alright With Me, Black Water, Long Train Runnin’ and China Grove, will perform in a live concert.

Four stages will feature the diverse musical sounds of America, including country, Latino, jazz, rock, rhythm & blues and oldies. Skydivers and plane flyovers will entertain crowds from the “Sky Stage.”

At Liberty Park, people can experience Symbols of Freedom, displays of military artifacts and vehicles including tanks, huey helicopters, an authentic Firebase Camp, voting booth demonstrations and the Holocaust museum.

Children will stay entertained with inflatables and rides and games, while adults enjoy browsing the Freedom market.

Admission for the festival is $5 for adults, $2 for 12 and under and children under 3 can get in for free. Food, beverage and game coupons will be sold for $5 for 9 coupons.

The annual event benefits the Houston Festival Foundation, Inc. and the Mayor’s Special Parks Fund.

For more information, visit the event website www.festival of Houston.com