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Celebrate Independence Day with a variety of affordable family fun


Celebrate Independence Day with a variety of affordable family fun featuring live racing, live music events and an array of family activities at Sam Houston Race Park ( on Independence Day with the annual July 4th Extravaganza at The Park.

The All-American celebration will feature live Quarter Horse racing beginning at 5:00 p.m., fantastic holiday-themed dining packages from new Executive Chef Hugo Gomez, live entertainment at The Showgrounds on the Sugar Hill Emerging Artist Stage from Three Fantastic, Southern Backtones and Arthur Yoria, family activities and more. Guests are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items for The Park’s food drive benefiting the Houston Food Bank ( Sports Clips will be offering free haircuts starting at 5 p.m. with donations made to Texas Children’s Hospital. Immediately following live racing events, The Park will host one of Houston’s largest and most patriotic fireworks displays in town. Fireworks will begin at approximately 9:30 p.m. The event will be simulcast on KHPT 106.9 The Point.

Ticket packages are available for all live racing, dining, concerts and special events online at All dates, acts, and ticket prices subject to change without notice. Live racing and music rain or shine.


WHEN:         Friday, July 4, 2008

July 4th Extravaganza

10:30 a.m.       Gates open

4:30 p.m.         The Showgrounds Opens

Houston Food Bank Collection

Arthur Yoria Concert (between races only)

4:45 p.m.          Bethany Trevino performs National Anthem

5:00 p.m.          Quarter Horse Racing Begins

           Between Race Promotions Begin

5:30 p.m.          Three Fantastic Concert (between races only)

6:40 p.m.          Southern Backtones Concert (between races only)

9:30 p.m.          Fireworks Display with KHPT 106.9 The Point simulcast          



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