Fireworks at Fort Hood

Crowds watch the fireworks show during last year's Freedom Fest at Fort Hood.

Come enjoy Fort Hood’s fireworks display and Independence Day Celebration.

Thursday’s celebration is from 6 to 10 p.m. at Hood Stadium, located behind the Community Events and Bingo Center on Clear Creek Road.

There will be a DJ spinning the hits, two 1st Cavalry Division Bands performing for the crowd — “Warrior’s Call” covering rock-n-roll hits and “Crossfire Brass Band” covering popular music. There will be various food and beverage vendors selling food and drinks.

Capping off the events’ activities will be a 30-minute fireworks display choreographed to patriotic music.

This event is free and open to the public. Individuals requiring special accommodations due to disability should contact (254) 286-5342.

Prohibited items include explosive weapons, firearms, knives, clubs, brass knuckles, glass containers (except baby bottles), pets, alcohol and fireworks. Permitted items: strollers, small coolers (for baby formula), camelbacks (will be searched), umbrellas, blankets, lawn chairs and small wagons.

Contact Rose L. Thayer at or (254) 501-7463. Follow her on Twitter at KDHmilitary.

Rose L. Thayer is the military editor for the Killeen Daily Herald. She joined the paper in February 2011 as a health and military reporter. View her complete profile Here.

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