Fireworks at the Hopkins County Courthouse

Towns around the Upper East Side of Texas are planning festivities for Independence Day. Terrell, Sulphur Springs, Greenville, and Henderson are hosting fun celebrations with live music and more. Each event offers family-friendly activities — from hot air balloon rides and bounce houses to live music and fireworks.


Terrell celebrates Freedom Fest July 3 and 4 at the Terrell Municipal Airport at 400 British Flying School Blvd. 

Both evenings offer balloon glows and hot air balloon rides, tethered balloon rides, food trucks, and a Kid Zone. Hot air balloon tethered rides can be purchased with cash at the event and cost $20 per person.

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A Thousand Horses performs its acclaimed mix of Southern soul and rockin' blues and Kaelynn Nikole performs the opening act at a ticketed live music event at 6 p.m. Sunday, July 3. A Thousand Horses is a two-time ACM award nominated Nashville quartet which includes Michael Hobby on vocals, Bill Satcher and Zach Brown on guitar, and Graham DeLoach on bass, Click HERE to purchase tickets.

Festivities continue at 4 p.m., July 4, on the The No. 1 British Flying Training School Museum grounds. Visitors can see a bi-plane on exhibit and enjoy music by a dee-jay. There is also a flag retirement ceremony at 6 p.m. followed by the Hot Air Balloon Glow at 8:30 p.m. and conclude with a firework show at 9:30 p.m. For information visit

Sulphur Springs

Sulphur Springs celebrates Fourth of July on Saturday, July 2, with activities that begin at 5 p.m. Celebration Plaza on the Hopkins County Courthouse Square. East Texas Symphony Orchestra performs a free concert featuring patriotic marches and other classical hits at 9 p.m. For information visit


Greenville's annual Bottle Rocket Bash promises a night full of fun at 6 p.m. on July 4, at Greenville Sports Park at 3603 Leo Hackney Blvd. Food trucks, live music, games, a kid zone bounce house, and other fun activities are followed by the biggest firework show in Hunt County that begins at dark. Guests can bring lawn chairs and ice chests. For information visit


Henderson's Freedom Celebration activities begin at 5 p.m. on Saturday, July 2 at Lake Forest Park at 1005 State Highway 64, with inflatables and games, food trucks, and live music by Jarrett James & The Revolvers and the Party Machine Band.

Fireworks are scheduled for 9:30 p.m. Admission is free and there is a free shuttle service from Henderson High School. The Henderson Police Department provides security for the event. Click HERE for information.

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