Episode 93: Celebrate Independence Day in Pearland, Texas

Get ready to don your red, white, and blue gear and join the City of Pearland for a spectacular 4th of July celebration! This week, we’re spotlighting the Celebration of Freedom event at the newly renovated Independence Park, proudly presented by Bayway Chevrolet.

Blanca Quezada is joined by Lindsey Taylor, special events coordinator for the City of Pearland Parks and Recreation Department. Lindsey gives us the scoop on the exciting activities planned, including live music by Danny Ray and the Atlantic Street Band on the H-E-B Entertainment Stage, fun kids’ activities, and a dazzling 18-minute fireworks display at 9 p.m. But that’s not all—there will be more activities, giveaways, a presentation of colors, fly-by jets, and special recognition for our military, veterans, firefighters, police officers, and other civil service providers.

Lindsey also shares how the City of Pearland has ensured everyone’s safety and security for this event. For more details on the event, parking, accessibility issues, emergency services, and how to volunteer, visit https://www.pearlandtx.gov/special-events/celebration-of-freedom or call (281) 412-8900.

Independence Park is located at 3449 Pearland Parkway, Pearland, TX 77581. If you can’t make it to the event, tune into the park’s livestream and watch online.

Don’t miss out on this festive celebration!

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Timestamps (AI-generated)

[00:00] Pearland Events Overview
Lindsey Taylor discusses popular events in Pearland, including the hometown Christmas festival, concerts in the park, and sunset cinema.

[00:00:52] Introduction by Sandra Fernandez
Sandra introduces the episode focusing on Pearland’s 4th of July celebration with Lindsey Taylor from the City of Pearland Parks and Recreation Department.

[00:01:19] Pearland’s Growth and Diversity
Blanca and Lindsey discuss Pearland’s growth, cultural diversity, and various events and festivals held throughout the year.

[00:03:56] Pearland’s Signature Events
Lindsey highlights key events, including the hometown Christmas parade and the spring fest, emphasizing their importance to the community.

[00:04:57] Summer Programming for Kids
Discussion on summer camps and programs offered by Pearland’s Parks and Recreation, including waitlists and how to sign up early.

[00:06:19] Celebration of Freedom at Independence Park
Lindsey provides details about the 4th of July event at Independence Park, its features, and recent renovations.

[00:07:40] Event Start Time and Lineup
The celebration starts at 6 PM with music by Danny Ray and the Atlantic Street Band and includes a variety of performances and activities.

[00:08:17] Special Tributes and Flyover
Lindsey talks about the military tribute, presentation of colors, and a special flyover planned for the event.

[00:10:17] H-E-B and Bayway Chevrolet Raffles
Details on the $500 H-E-B gift card raffle and the 3-year maintenance package raffle by Bayway Chevrolet.

[00:12:13] Fireworks Display
The event concludes with an 18-minute synchronized fireworks show starting at 9 PM.

[00:14:00] Event Planning and Team Effort
Lindsey explains the extensive planning and teamwork involved in organizing the event, including contributions from various city departments.

[00:17:13] Free Activities for Kids
Overview of free activities for kids, including inflatables, a team zone, photo booth, and interactive games.

[00:19:23] Event Essentials and Restrictions
Information on what attendees can bring to the park, including lawn chairs, blankets, and picnic baskets, but no glass containers.

[00:20:31] Viewing and Livestream Options
Options for watching the event, including a live stream on YouTube and various off-site viewing spots.

[00:21:56] Rain Plans and Cancellations
Details on potential rain plans and how to stay updated on event status through the city’s website and social media.

[00:23:26] Call for Volunteers
Lindsey encourages volunteers to help with the event and provides information on how to sign up and the requirements.

[00:24:19] Lost Child Procedure
Explanation of the lost child procedure and the wristbands provided by LifePointe Church to help reunite families.

[00:25:07] Park Address and Parking Information
The park is located at 3449 Pearland Parkway, with general parking at Pearland High School and road closures to keep in mind.

[00:26:51] Outro & Closing
Blanca thanks Lindsey and emphasizes the importance of attending early to enjoy all the activities and raffles.

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