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Independence Day Celebration

You are invited to Celebrate our Nation's Independence at the largest military installation in the free world.

Note: This event has already passed.

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You are invited to celebrate our Nation's Independence at the largest military installation in the free world. Come early to enjoy music, food and beverage vendors for purchase. Starting at 4pm gates and concessions will open along with DJ music. We will have H-E-B Cart Races, Childrens Inflatables, Salute to the Nation Ceremony and more. The entertainment surges on main stage live with 'Air Force Reserve Tour for the Troops' opener The Band Steele and headliner Andy Grammer. The celebration concludes in a dazzling, 30-minute fireworks display choreographed to patriotic music.


Andy Grammer

Multi-platinum selling pop artist Andy Grammer is all about inspiring and empowering the world by communicating his truths through his music. The first male pop star in a decade since John Mayer to reach the Top 10 at Adult Pop Radio on his first two singles, Grammer has taken the music world by storm with a succession of anthemic pop hits, 6 of which are certified gold or better. His debut album featured the platinum singles "Keep Your Head Up" and "Fine By Me." Andy's second album, Magazines or Novels, featured the triple platinum infectious smash hit "Honey, I'm Good," which was one of the best-selling songs of 2015, and the certified gold anthem "Good To Be Alive (Hallelujah)." His brand new single "Give Love" is the follow up to the certified platinum streaming phenomenon "Fresh Eyes" with over 250 million streams.



**Subject to change

Activity Time
Gates Open 4 p.m.
Food/Beverage Sales Open 4 p.m.
Children Activities 4 p.m.
HEB Cart Race sign up
DJ Music
4-5 p.m.
HEB Cart Races 5-5:45 p.m.
National Anthem played by 1CD Band 6-6:05 p.m.
Salute to the Nation with Salute Battery 6:05 - 6:30 p.m.
The Band Steele 6:30 - 7:15 p.m.
Andy Grammer 7:30 - 8:45 p.m.
1st Cav Band 9:10 - 9:30 p.m.
Fireworks Display 9:30 - 10 p.m.


Shuttle Services

3-11 p.m.

Interactive Bus Route via Google Maps or
Some mobile devices will need to copy and paste below url into mobile browser

Departs every 15 minutes - must be 18 to ride on bus without an adult

BLUE Route
Bus Stop Bldg. # Location
H 21007 Family Life Chaplains Training Center
I 16007 Special Operations
J 12005 Patriot Inn DFAC (Shuttle Stop #2)
K 12019 Army Wellness Center (Shuttle Stop #3)
L 10018 Corner of Old Ironsides and 27th Street
M 11000 Water Tower (Shuttle Stop #4)
N 9301 Burba Physical Fitness Center (Shuttle Stop #5)
O 87010 Physical Therapy 3rd CR (Shuttle Stop #6)
P 87018 DFAC, Redbud Dr and BN Ave
Q 9218 36th Eng Bde HHC S-6
R 10045 36th Eng Bde Med Training Facility
S 12001 79th Ord Bn (EOD)
T 16011 Fort Hood Reception Det
U 21020 Iraqi Freedom DFAC (Memorial Dining Facility)
Bus Stop Bldg. # Location
B 43010 Shuttle Stop #19
C 37017 Iron Horse Physical Fitness Center (Shuttle Stop #21)
D 31006 Harvey Functional Fitness Center (Shuttle Stop #22)
E na Corner of 72nd and Old Ironsides
F 27010 1CD, 1st, 2nd and 3rd BDE Barracks
G 23001 Abrams Physical Fitness Center
Y 39008 Kieschnick Physical Fitness Center
Stadium Route
Bus Stop Bldg. # Location
na 49010 Phantom Warrior Lanes
na 50001 Clear Creek Commissary
na 50012 Community Events & Bingo Center
West Fort Hood Route
Bus Stop Bldg. # Location
na 90007

West Fort Hood Physical Fitness Center


General Public

Members of the general public in privately owned vehicles must enter and exit Clear Creek Gate (through the left visitor lane for access) or obtain a pass from the Visitor Welcome Center. Drivers and passengers 18 and older must have a valid photo ID.

All prohibited and pemitted items are subject to search

Prohibited items

Rucksacks, Explosive Weapons, Firearms, Knives or Edged weapons, 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

Backpacks (will be searched), Strollers, Coolers (for baby formula), Camelbacks (will be searched), Umbrellas, Blankets, Lawn chairs, Small wagons, Cameras, Video Recorder/Camcorders, Service Animals (guide dogs, etc..), *not all inclusive


Free entry with food vendors and alcohol for purchase.