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Super Bowl Celebrations Around Town

As Super Bowl 51 gears up for this weekend, there is a lot more going on than just the game. Ernie Manouse shares us his perspective.



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After over a year of event planning and seemingly endless construction around the city, you may have heard: Houston is gearing up to host Super Bowl 51 this Sunday. And if we're being honest, after 50 other super bowls, this city has quite a bit to live up to. Or after Super Bowl 38, a bit to live down (I’m talking to you Janet Jackson).

And who could forget Houston causing trouble again, when our very own Beyoncé got into "formation" during her guest appearance at the Super Bowl 50.

It looks like the Bayou City is more than ready to make its mark on Super Bowl history again this year – in a good way.

The George R. Brown Convention Center will house the ticketed event “The NFL Experience” with several interactive activities for fans.

Just across the street, Discovery Green is hosting "Super Bowl Live," a free festival through February 5th with their own attractions, food and performances by rising stars like Solange Knowles and Gary Clark, Jr. – even NASA got in on the fun with "Future Flight", a virtual reality drop-tower ride.

If you want to celebrate while avoiding the big city crowds, Sam Houston Race Park is holding "The Players Party".

However you’re going to revel in the Big Game, just be sure to enjoy it responsibly.

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Ernie Manouse

Ernie Manouse

Executive Producer & Host, Town Square

Ernie Manouse, a native of Binghamton, NY and a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, launched his broadcasting career with NBC News before working at Chicago radio station WLS-AM. In 1996, Ernie joined HoustonPBS (now Houston Public Media), and as an anchor and producer, he has garnered eleven Emmy Awards, five...

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