Saturday, April 17, 2021

Nearly 20,000 Attend 11th Annual Stars & Stripes

The sky over Southlake lit up with more than the Milky Way on Saturday, July 3, during the 11th Annual Stars & Stripes Independence Day Celebration. Hosted by City of Southlake, Southlake Town Square and Sewell Cadillac Saab of Grapevine, the crowd was wowed for more than 20 minutes with a spectacular fireworks show, synchronized to patriotic music from the Southlake Community Band.

“Stars & Stripes is one of our most popular community events and has become an annual tradition for many Southlake families,” commented Steve Moore, Recreation Superintendent. “We work hard to make the event better each year.”

With an estimated attendance of 15,000-20,000, Southlake Town Square was brimming with Independence Day spirit, food and fun. The festivities started at 6:00 p.m. with arts and crafts, game booths, face painting, candy art and new this year, a mobile gaming station and an inflatable slide and obstacle course. Live entertainment took the stage at Rustin Park throughout the evening, including Cammie Rogers, Domino Effect, King Creole, and Southlake’s own Community Band and Swing Band.

The tradition continues next year with the 12th Annual Stars & Stripes.  For sponsorship information, contact the Community Services department at 817-748-8019.