FORT HOOD, Texas – Fort Hood’s Independence Day Celebration is set for 4 to 10 p.m. July 4 in Hood Stadium located behind the Community Events Center.
Activities include H-E-B Cart Races, children’s inflatables and live entertainment with the country band opener “The Band Steele” and headliner pop/rock artist Andy Grammer.
The celebration concludes in a 30-minute fireworks display choreographed to patriotic music. The fireworks show is expected to begin at 9:30 p.m. Fireworks are paid by profits from the Fort Hood recycling program.
The Independence Day Celebration is a free event and open to the public. Food and alcohol vendors will be available, as well.
Members of the general public in privately owned vehicles must enter and exit Clear Creek Gate (through the left visitors’ lane for access) or obtain a pass from the Marvin Leath Visitors Center. Drivers and passengers 18 and older must have a valid photo ID.
A priority parking area will be open to all DoD card holders (first come, first served) as well as a general public parking area open to all (first come, first served). Both parking sites will be at the stadium.
On-post shuttles also will be running approximately every 15 minutes from 3 to 11 p.m. All individuals utilizing the bus service under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
A complete list of activities and shuttle stops can be found at http://hood.armymwr.com/calendar.
Prohibited items include rucksacks, explosive weapons, firearms, knives, clubs, brass knuckles, glass containers (except baby bottles), pets, alcohol, fireworks, pop-up/canopy tents. Texas concealed and open carry of firearms do not apply on Fort Hood.
Permitted items are backpacks (will be searched), strollers, coolers (for baby formula), camelbacks (will be searched), umbrellas, blankets, lawn chairs, small wagons, cameras, video recorders/camcorders and service animals (guide dogs, etc.).
Media interested in attending the Independence Day Celebration should register here and meet media escorts at the south-side parking lot across from the visitors’ center. Media escorts will be available for media pick up at 4:30 p.m. Media can film up to the first two minutes of the opening band The Band Steele at 6:30 p.m. Andy Grammer has not approved filming of his concert.