Friday, July 01, 2005

BOOMS WITH A VIEW

KEWL, Big H made number one in the Top Ten BOOMS WITH A VIEW list by Realty Times.

1) Houston - Power of Freedom Festival -- Houston cuts loose. Look to the skystage for planes, parachutists and unique aerial entertainment, followed by Sky Freedom, Houston's largest Fourth of July fireworks display.

The evening's headliners are Clint Black and LeAnn Rimes. Fireworks are launched at 9:30pm along Buffalo Bayou west of Sabine Bridge. Military exhibits, a crafts market, beer garden, sand volleyball court and a kids' zone with rides and games add to the fun

The rest of the top ten choices for great Independence Day Celebrations were:

2. Washington DC

3. New Orleans

4. New York City

5. Charlotte

6. Philadelphia

7. San Deigo

8. Boston

9. Raleigh

10. Seattle

OTHER HOUSTON CELEBRATIONS

Sam Houston Race Park
The northwest Houston racetrack will host special two-day festivities on Sunday, July 3 and Monday, July 4. Post time for live Quarter Horse racing on Sunday and Monday is 5:00 p.m. The exciting and patriotic fireworks extravaganza, presented by Miller Lite, Citgo, Joe Myers Ford Mazda Kia and Saturn, will begin following live racing over the Infield. The Infield offers a fabulous view of the colorful show over the lake and families are welcome to lounge on the grassy area which also features a playground, concession stands and mutuel clerks for wagering on the ten live Quarter Horse races.

There will also be a band in the infield, Urbana, and one on the Bud Light stage, Lone Star Ramblers, playing throughout the night. Children's activities will include a giant slide, two moonwalks, face painters, pony rides, inflatable obstacle course, rock wall and inflatable basketball hoops. Sam Houston Race Park’s Winner’s Circle Restaurant will present a special Independence Day Buffet. Each table has a prime view of each of the live Quarter Horse races and a private television set.

MILLER OUTDOOR THEATRE
The Houston Symphony provides one of the city’s oldest holiday traditions with its Star Spangled Salute, a rousing program of patriotic music. The finale of Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture complete with cannon blasts, signals the start of a lavish fireworks display over Hermann Park on July 4, and it’s free. Web sites: www.milleroutdoortheatre.com or www.houstonsymphony.org.

Six Flags AstroWorld Independence Day Celebration
All-American activities, patriotic music, rides, slides and entertainment. The fireworks display takes place at Six Flags SplashTown this year. For information visit www.sixflags.com.

AND the one that the Write Wing Warriors will be attending this year...

Independence Day Fireworks Spectacular over Clear Lake on July 4 delivers dazzling views to those on shore, on the water or at lakeside restaurants. Beginning at 9:15, fireworks will be shot from a barge in Clear Lake delivering dazzling views to those on shore or on the water. For even more spectacular views over the water, you can line up on the Kemah Boardwalk for its annual fireworks display shot from a barge in Galveston Bay beginning at 9:30.

Other things we may do this weekend: Armand Bayou Nature Center , 8500 Bay Area Blvd; Kemah Boardwalk; Space Center Houston; San Jacinto Battleground Monument

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