Wednesday, August 4, 2021

Celebrate Southlake 2021 Starts Sunday

Celebrate Southlake kicks off another year of celebrating culture, history and community through food, music, performances and entertainment.

This year, the event will be held virtually March 21 – 27.

Tune in with your neighbors and enjoy games, recipes, virtual performances and much more! The best part is that all are events are free to join.

Check out a full event schedule.

2021 Celebrate Southlake Calendar

 

For more information, please visit www.CelebrateSouthlake.com.

 

Celebrate Southlake Postponed

The City of Southlake has made the decision to postpone the planned Celebrate Southlake event scheduled for late March. The celebration will be rescheduled for later this year, if possible.

The announcement of positive tests for COVID-19 in Tarrant, Collin, and Denton County indicate the spread of the virus has extended to the local area, a factor considered in this decision.

“The leadership team has evaluated the current situation and reviewed advice from federal, state and county experts,” said Alison Ortowski, Assistant City Manager. “It’s prudent to limit large public gatherings at this time since we know the virus is present in our area, and potentially spreading.”

The potential for extended close personal contact, crowd density, and attendees coming from unknown locations may increase risk of infection. Postponing the event is a simple prevention measure, taken to promote ongoing health and safety in the community.

“We were looking forward to hosting the event in its third year and are disappointed to postpone it. However, we strongly believe it will be more successful if offered at a time when we can come together and enjoy community fellowship, worry free,” said Ortowski.

The City of Southlake encourages everyone to continue to practice good habits to reduce the risk of infection.

  • Wash your hands for 20 seconds and more frequently than you do now. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Try not to touch your face.
  • Stay at home if you are sick and avoid close contact with others who are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue.
  • Remember to frequently disinfect touched objects and surfaces – at the office and at home.

Finally, if you have questions, the City has created a new information page on its website that provides a centralized place to find the latest news and resources for the Southlake community. Bookmark www.ProtectSouthlake.com for easy, quick access to the information you need.

Help us Celebrate What Makes Southlake Special

UPDATE MARCH 12, 2020: Celebrate Southlake has been postponed. Read more here.

 

Join Mayor Laura Hill and her Alliance for Unity & Culture as they Celebrate Southlake, March 20 -22 in Bicentennial Park.

Celebrate Southlake is a community event designed to bring the people of Southlake together in celebration of our cultural diversity and inclusion that makes our beautiful city so special.

As Mayor Hill has said before, “I believe in Southlake, and I believe in anyone who is willing to stand up with me to make Southlake the best it can be.”

Celebrate Southlake events provide an opportunity and location to gather and have conversations that contribute to creating meaningful change and inclusion in our community all while enjoying food, music, performances and entertainment.

New this year will be three days of different events to help celebrate our great community. If you can’t make it to one event, there will be two other opportunities to celebrate with us!

On Friday, March 20, take some time to talk with Mayor Hill and members of her Alliance for Unity & Culture while enjoying a meal in Bicentennial Park, appropriately right on Unity Way.  The Community Dinner kicks off at 5 p.m. Sit side-by-side with your neighbors, taste a variety of world cuisines and feast on engaging conversation.  It’s a special opportunity to really break bread with your Southlake neighbors and get to know them. Sharing a meal is always a great opportunity to sit back, relax and take time for conversation. The Community Dinner gives you the opportunity to do just that while enjoying a variety of local cultural cuisines available for purchase.

Saturday, March 21, the fun moves to Aria Amphitheater and The Marq promenade to bring back the cultural festival that started Celebrate Southlake three years ago.  We invite you to “Travel the World” with us and visit cultural booths. While you’re learning more be sure to get your Celebrate Southlake passport stamped.  The passport will make the perfect keepsake to commemorate all the different cultures that make up Southlake.  When you’re not learning more at the booths, take in some of the cultural performances and entertainment. Some of the entertainment will include Indian music and dance, the music of China and much more.  Kids and adults will enjoy lawn games and various interactive cultural activities.

Celebrate Southlake wraps up on Sunday, March 22 at Champions Club with a family-friendly trivia competition. Teams of six will compete to answer questions and prove their knowledge of local and world history and culture all while enjoying small snacks and refreshments. Prizes will be awarded each round, with the last team standing taking home the grand prize.

We hope you will save the date and join us. This promises to be a special weekend so tell your friends and neighbors and we hope to see you there. For more information, please visit our website or give us a call at (817) 748-8019.

Celebrate Southlake Returns this March

UPDATE MARCH 12, 2020: Celebrate Southlake has been postponed. Read more here.

 

Join us March 20-22 for a weekend of celebrating our diversity at The Marq Southlake!

Celebrate Southlake is a community event designed to bring the people of Southlake together in celebration of our cultural diversity through food, music, performances, entertainment, and engaging conversations. This year’s event will be expanded into a full weekend of family activities, starting with a community dinner on Friday evening at 5:00 p.m. Sit side-by-side with your neighbors, taste a variety of world cuisines, and feast on engaging conversation.

Return to the Aria on Saturday from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. to “travel the world” by visiting cultural booths and collecting stamps in your Celebrate Southlake passport. Your passport will make the perfect keepsake to commemorate the festival and all your discoveries. You’ll also take in performances, entertainment, music, crafts and more as you explore.

The weekend will wrap up with a family-friendly trivia day at Champions Club on Sunday at 1:00 p.m. Teams of 6 will compete to answer questions and prove their knowledge of local and world history and culture. Prizes will be awarded each round, with the last team standing taking home the grand prize.

We can’t wait to celebrate with you!

Celebrate Southlake
March 20-22, 2020
at the Marq Southlake

Visit our website for more info.

Coffee and Conversation: Aiming to Make Change

More than 150 people attended the recent Coffee and Conversation event at The Marq Southlake.

The event was the latest in a series of community meetings and gatherings after a video recently posted on social media showed teenagers chanting a racist word to the camera.

Led by Mayor Laura Hill, CISD Board of Trustee President Sheri Mills, and Board of Trustee Vice President Michelle Moore, the room was filled with Southlake Moms (and a few Dads) who shared their often painful experiences with racism, intolerance, and exclusion.  They also spoke about wanting things to be different.

“It’s time for a change,” Mayor Hill noted.  “To everyone who got up to speak, we are sorry that this is happening. But let’s be the change, let’s commit to making meaningful change.”

The Mayor also told the audience that more conversations are on the way including an upcoming conversation for Dads and the second annual Celebrate Southlake event which is scheduled for Saturday, March 23, 2019, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.

“Celebrate Southlake is another opportunity for us to celebrate our diversity, our cultures and to create change,” said the Mayor.

Look for more community meeting information, including the Conversations with Dads and the second annual Celebrate Southlake on the City’s and Mayor’s social media accounts, My Southlake News and through the Carroll ISD Dragon eBlast.