Inexpensive way to celebrate July 4th

HOUSTON Chevy's Freedom Over Texas is a festive and inexpensive way to celebrate.

The high cost of gas has a lot people staying close to home this holiday weekend. One budget friendly alternative is Chevy's Freedom Over Texas.

Between the live music and the largest land-based fireworks display in the country, an estimated 100,000 people are expected to descend on downtown Houston.

As far as admission goes, it's $5 to get in before 5 PM and $8 after 5 PM. Children 10 years old and under get in free.

Country music stars Sara Evans, Miranda Lambert and Jo Dee Messina will take center stage and perform some of their biggest hits.

For the little ones in the crowd, there's a "Kid Zone" complete with entertainers and activities like face painting, and it's all free!

Disney pop artist Carly Patterson will also perform.

Sports fans can watch the Texas Volleyball Championship, and NASCAR fans can get an up-close look at some of their favorite race cars.

There are no coolers allowed into the park -- not even your own food or water. But, organizers say there will be some affordable options.

"A family of four can have a drink, a hot dog, and an ice cream for about $20 to $25," City of Houston representative Susan Christian said.

In total, a family of four can expect to pay about $50 at Chevy's Freedom Over Texas, and that even includes parking!

The fun kicks off at 4 PM on Friday at Eleanor Tinsley Park.

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