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Independence Day Fireworks

Watch the Fort Hood fireworks display from multiple parking lots on post or tune in to the live TV broadcast and enjoy from the comfort of your home.

Note: This event has already passed.

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Watch the Fort Hood Independence Day Fireworks display from multiple parking lots on post or tune in to the live TV broadcast and enjoy from the comfort of your home.

7 p.m. On-Post Parking Areas are Available
Social distance in your vehicle with designated parking areas for viewing the fireworks and tune in to patriotic music provided by K Rock 101.7

9:30 p.m. Live TV Broadcast
Watch the live TV broadcast and enjoy from the comfort of your home provided by KXXV 25 and KWTX 10.

Accessing Post

Active military, military dependents, DoD civilians, retired, retiree dependents and contractors with DoD ID cards may enter the installation by displaying their DoD issued ID card to the guard personal at the Access Control Points (ACPs) entering the installation. If you do not have your government ID card in your possession you must go to the Visitor's Welcome Center to get an installation access pass/badge.

Permitted Items*

  • Strollers
  • Coolers (will be searched)
  • Backpacks No Larger Than 12 x 20 (will be searched)
  • Camelbacks (will be searched)
  • Umbrellas
  • Blankets
  • Lawn Chairs
  • Small Wagons
  • Cameras
  • Video Recorder/Camcorders
  • Service Animals (guide dogs, etc..)

*not all inclusive

Prohibited Items

  • Explosive Weapons
  • Firearms
  • Edged Weapons (knives, swords, daggers, etc.)
  • Clubs
  • Brass Knuckles
  • Glass Containers (except baby bottles)
  • Pets
  • Alcohol
  • Fireworks**
  • Pop-Up/Canopy Tents
  • Recreation Vehicles (RVs)
  • Camper Trailers
  • Grills


REFERENCE: AR 420-1 Fire and Emergency Services Garrison Command, Fort Hood Housing Regulation 420-37, Title 18 United Sates Criminal Code

DEFINITION: A device consisting of a combination of explosives and combustibles, set off to generate colored lighting effects, smoke, and noise for amusement. (This includes Sparklers)

Exception: Supervised displays authorized in writing by the Commander, III Corps and Fort Hood in total compliance with NFPA National Fire Protection Association directives.

Any person using fireworks other than in authorized displays may be held both financially and criminally liable for any loss or damage to government or private property caused by such use.

Persons found in possession of fireworks will be informed that’s it is against regulation and law to discharge fireworks on the installation. Persons found to be discharging fireworks on the installation WILL receive a CVB for Possession/Discharge of Fireworks/ Pyrotechnics; USC Title 18, Section 1382. This charge has a fine of $300 plus $30 court cost, DD FM 1408’s is not authorized for this offense.

Fireworks will not be confiscated, if we return to the location where a citation has already been issued for discharge of fireworks, we will issue a second citation and contact Company Commander or 1st Sgt.

Anyone entering post at an ACP in possession of fireworks will be denied entry onto the installation.