Fireworks, Games, Vendors, and Entertainment Coming to PlazAmericas Mall on June 30

Fireworks, Games, Vendors, and Entertainment Coming to PlazAmericas Mall on June 30
Fireworks at Liberty Fest 2023

Houstonians are invited to attend Liberty Fest 2024 in the parking lot of PlazAmericas Mall on Sunday, June 30, 4:00-9:16 PM. The festival includes live entertainment and roughly 110 vendors, including local restaurants and nonprofits. Family activities will include a kid zone, train rides, and kids' obstacle games. The sixteen-minute firework show will start at 9:00 PM.

Entry and parking are free.

Worried about the heat? To keep festivalgoers cool, there will be two cooling buses provided by METRO, two by Houston Christian University, and one by Harris County Precinct 4.

Planned stage entertainment (subject to change) includes Mariachi Perla Tapitia, Mexican Variety Dancers, Tejano Americana Band, the HPD Lion Dance team, the East Wind Band, and the Texas Brass Ensemble, capped off by the Diana Torres Band. (Torres is perhaps best known as the lead vocalist of She Wolf Shakira Tribute.)

The event is presented by the Southwest Management District (SMD) in partnership with the Sharpstown Civic Association (SCA), PlazAmericas, HPD, and Telemundo Houston. Sponsors include Harris County Precinct 4, District J, Indus, Crea Memorias, TMT Insurance, METRO, Life Savers ER, Houston Christian University, and Zaladium Analytics. Liberty Fest evolved from the Sharpstown Americana Celebration that the SCA and SMD put on at PlazAmericas in 2019.

Last year, no alcohol was served at Liberty Fest.


PlazAmericas Mall (east parking lot)

7500 Bellaire Blvd

Houston, TX 77036


June 30, 2024, 4-9 PM (fireworks at 9 PM)

Conflict of Interest Statement: The Sharpener will be operating a booth at Liberty Fest. (Stop by to see us, by the way!) Also, Tyess Korsmo graduated from HCU and taught several classes there.

Glimpse last year's Liberty Fest:

A Little Rain Couldn’t Stop the Fireworks at Liberty Fest
On Sunday, July 2, the east PlazAmericas parking lot turned into bustling festival grounds for the second weekend in a row. This time, it was for Liberty Fest—the Southwest Management District’s signature annual event. Vendors sold everything from Mexican street corn to Korean BBQ to handcrafted earrings. An

Authors: Tyess Korsmo and Kace' Conaway

Tyess Korsmo, editor-in-chief
A North Dakota farm boy, Tyess moved to Sharpstown in 2019 to earn his Master of Liberal Arts at Houston Christian University (formerly Houston Baptist), where he now teaches English and history. He also teaches English for the Heart of Texas Foundation College of Ministry, located in a maximum-security prison.
Kace’ Conaway, reporter and community engagement specialist
Kace’ is a legal studies major at Houston Christian University. She has always had a deep love for writing and is grateful for the opportunity to share that love with the Sharpener and its readers. She hopes her work will have a positive impact on campus and in the Sharpstown