Happy Independence Day

Dear District K Friends,

As we gather to celebrate Independence Day, let’s embrace the unity and spirit that make our community strong. On this day, we honor our freedoms and reflect on the shared values that define District K.

Please remember that popping fireworks is illegal within the City of Houston. Instead, we invite you to enjoy the many free and family-friendly celebrations around our city, including the Annual Freedom Over Texas Celebration. Join us for an evening of live music, food, and a spectacular professional fireworks display that will light up the Houston sky!

Let’s celebrate safely and responsibly while enjoying these wonderful festivities.

Wishing you a joyful and safe 4th of July!

In service,


Join Us for Freedom Over Texas

Celebrate the 4th of July at this year’s Freedom Over Texas on Allen Parkway! Enjoy six hours of fun-filled festivities, live music from local, regional, and national artists, and the grand finale: a “Texas-sized” fireworks show synchronized to music.

As Houston’s signature July 4th celebration, it draws around 50,000 attendees and is broadcast live in Houston, with portions simulcast across Texas.

This year, we’re partnering with the Houston Food Bank. A percentage of food and beverage sales will support their mission to meet our community’s needs.

Event Details:

  • Date: July 4th
  • Time: 4 PM – 10 PM
  • Location: Allen Parkway, Houston, TX


Available at the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts garage (800 Bagby St, 77002) and in the Theater District Parking Garages (entrances on Rusk St. between Bagby and Smith St.).

For more information on street closures from July 2 to 5, click here.

Join us for a day of entertainment and community spirit as we celebrate our nation’s birthday!

Solid Waste Management Department Collection and Facility Schedule for Independence Day

In observance of the City of Houston’s approved holiday schedule for Independence Day, the curbside collection service schedules will be modified.

Please note the changes to residential schedules listed below:

INDEPENDENCE DAY — Thursday, July 4, 2024

CITY HOLIDAY: There will be no curbside collections and all SWMD facilities will be closed. Storm debris collections will continue to be collected.

Friday, July 5, 2024

All SWMD facilities will reopen. Thursday’s garbage, yard waste, bulk waste, tree waste, and curbside recycling will be collected.

Saturday, July 6, 2024

Friday’s garbage, yard waste, bulk waste, tree waste, and curbside recycling will be collected.

Monday, July 8, 2024

Collection schedule will return to normal.


Join us for a special Citywide PIP presentation on the HPD SWAT Team. Learn about the history of SWAT teams, the early days of Houston’s SWAT detail, and the scenarios they respond to. Discover how officers are selected and get an overview of their rigorous yearly training regimen.

We’ll also have a display of SWAT vehicles and equipment!

Date: Tuesday, July 9th

Time: 7:00 pm

Location: 1602 State Street

Don’t miss this informative session on the elite team keeping our city safe.