It may seem too soon to be thinking about fireworks, but the skies over Southlake will soon be sparkling at the 12th Annual Stars & Stripes on Sunday, July 3, at Southlake Town Square. The annual Independence Day celebration, hosted by City of Southlake and Southlake Town Square, is one of the city’s most-anticipated events and attracts more than 20,000 spectators.
The patriotic party kicks-off at 6:00 p.m. with food vendors, activity booths, strolling entertainers, an interactive gaming area, inflatable slide and obstacle course. Live entertainment takes place until 11:00 p.m. at Frank Edgar Cornish IV Park.
The approximate 20-minute spectacular fireworks show, which takes place at 9:30 p.m., is launched from the rooftop of the west garage in Southlake Town Square. To heighten the excitement, the fireworks are synchronized to patriotic music.
“Stars & Stripes is one of our most popular community events and has become an annual tradition for many Southlake families,” says Perry Glaze, event coordinator with the Parks and Recreation Department. “We add something new or different each year, making it a ‘can’t miss’ event.”
To encourage local business participation in Stars & Stripes, several sponsorship packages are available starting at $1000. In exchange, sponsors receive recognition in pre-event publicity, on-site signage, as well as commemorative t-shirts, parking passes for priority seating, and complimentary food and drink.
Attendees may bring blankets and lawn chairs to watch the fireworks. Space is available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Parking and shuttle service will be available from White’s Chapel United Methodist Church beginning at 4:30 p.m.
For more information, go to www.StarsandStripesSouthlake.com.