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2009 Freedom Days
Fourth of July Events
by Garrett Bryce
Monday, June 29, 2009

A variety of fireworks displays, concerts and other entertainment is lined up for the Fourth of July holiday in the Gulf Coast Region.

The City of Galveston will host its Fourth of July Parade and Celebration starting at 10 a.m. at the Galveston Historical Railroad Museum on 25th Street. This year's parade marshall is KPRC-Local 2 Chief Meteorologist Frank Billingsley. Following the parade, a celebration will be held at the railroad museum, with music by Sparky Koerner and a patriotic program hosted by Joe Huff of Galveston College.

The City of Houston will host its 2009 Freedom Over Texas with Fireworks Presented by Shell. The free show will open at 4 p.m., with three stages showcasing local and regional music talent. Headlining the concert event will be country musician Clay Walker, who will take the stage at 8 p.m. Fireworks are expected to begin at 9:30 p.m., after the close of the concert.

The Houston Symphony will perform a free concert at the Miller Outdoor Theatre at 8:30 p.m. as part of its KPRC Local 2 Summer Symphony Nights Series.

The City of Friendswood will host its 114th annual Fourth of July Celebration, starting with a parade on Friendswood Drive at 10 a.m. At the parade's conclusion, the city will host a celebration at Stevenson Park, which will include live entertainment, games, rides and food. The evening program will begin at 7:30 p.m. at Centennial Park, with the Bellamy Brothers headlining the evening's entertainment. A fireworks display will kick-of at approximately 9:20 p.m.

The City of Kemah will host its Annual Kemah Parade starting at 10 a.m. with the Children's Bicycle Parade and 10:30 a.m. for the Main Parade. Both parades begin at the Schoolhouse Museum parking lot on Bradford Avenue at 6th Street.

Alvin will host its annual Fourth of July fireworks display adjacent to Alvin Community College. Entertainment begins at 7:30 p.m. with a performance by the Alvin Community Band, with fireworks to begin at approximately 9 p.m.

In Beaumont, the Symphony of Southeast Texas will play at the Julie Rogers Theatre at 8 p.m. The City of Beaumont will also host festivities at Riverfront Park starting at 5 p.m., with food and music, including a demonstration by the Ground Rush Skydiving Group at 7 p.m.

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