Show your American pride at Freedom Over Texas

Nothing says patriotism like living the American dream, and thousands of people have turned their aspirations into reality by purchasing one of the homes for sale in Houston. This city offers top-notch events to celebrate patriotic holidays, including Independence Day.

Southwest Airlines Freedom Over Texas has become an annual Fourth of July tradition in Houston, as it brings together national pride and music into a one-of-a-kind event.

"It is our civic duty to celebrate the birth of our nation and reflect upon those brave men and women who have made great sacrifices for the freedoms we enjoy," Mayor Annise D. Parker said, referring to the 2012 edition of Freedom Over Texas.

Country stars Billy Currington and Sara Evans headline this year's festivities at Eleanor Tinsley Park at Buffalo Bayou. Additionally, local bands and musicians will showcase their talents at various stages.

There is something for everyone at this summer event. Check out the Family Fitness Challenge Area to explore activities from the city's five professional sports teams or watch break dancers bust a move at the Radio Disney Jr. Area. Meanwhile, adults might enjoy a trip to the Bud Light Zone to experience the All American Beer Garden.

Expect family-friendly fun with fireworks, fly-overs and games at Freedom Over Texas.