A slightly cloudy Thursday was the perfect setting for Southlake’s 17th annual Stars & Stripes Independence Day celebration.
The event kicked off at 6:00 PM with the Southlake Community Band performing in Family Park and The Key West Band Band in Frank Edgar Cornish, IV Park. Arts & crafts, games, inflatables, and concessions were enjoyed by all while stilt walkers, clowns, and unicyclers strolled around Town Square.
At 8:00 PM Southlake’s Mayor Laura Hill kicked off the patriotic ceremony with the help of a flyover by a WWII A-26 Invader provided by the Invader Squadron. Following the flyover, 15-year-old Southlake resident and classically trained vocalist Jayden Goldberg performed the National Anthem. She was accompanied by the Southlake Honor Guard comprising of members from the City’s Fire & Police Departments, the Lonestar Chapter of Paralyzed Veterans and the leader of the Honor Guard, Southlake Police Sergeant Kevin Diehl. The Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA) Honor Guard then performed the rifle volley, a 21-gun salute to our veterans. The patriotic ceremony concluded with a bagpipe performance of Amazing Grace by Robert McCallion, of the Southlake Fire Department.
This year’s event brought out some amazing food vendors including returning favorites Fletcher Corny Dogs and Funnel Cakes, Kona Ice, Dippin Dots, Ssahm BBQ Tacos, and Feedstore BBQ. New flavors included Nothing Bundt Cakes, Epic Cones, HipPOPs, Jack’s Chow Hound, and Very Individual Pizza. Atendees couldn’t have asked for a tastier variety to celebrate the holiday.
The highlight of evening, was an unforgettable fireworks display; the twenty minute show was accompanied by an up-lifting patriotic soundtrack. It was an evening to remember as family and friends celebrated Independence Day with the City of Southlake.
Thank you @CityofSouthlake for another amazing Stars & Stripes celebration! Memories to last 4ever & our 1st as residents of this gr8 town.
— Allyson D. (@HBMomof2) July 4, 2015
— David Faltys (@faltysd) July 4, 2015
Want to be part of the tradition next year for the 18th annual Southlake Stars & Stripes event? Please contact the Southlake Community Services Department at 817-748-8611. A special thanks goes out to Verizon Wireless, the 2015 Stars & Stripes Title sponsor. The City also thanks all of the other 2015 event sponsors including; All-Star Orthopaedics, Brain Balance, Brio, Children’s Health, The Goddard School, Park Place Mercedes Benz, Silverado, Sleep Number, SpringFree Trampoline, Sweet and Sassy, TasteBuds Kitchen, Texas Health, The Fresh Market, and Home Depot.
Stars & Stripes t-shirts
The official t-shirt for the 2015 Stars & Stripes celebration is now on sale in the Community Services Department in Town Hall, Suite 210. This year’s t-shirt is a navy poly/cotton blend and is light weight, extra soft and comfortable! T-shirts are available in sizes youth small to adult 2xl (adult sizes come in a v-neck or crew-neck cut). T-shirts are $10.00 each. Pick one up for each member of your family to wear to the Independence Day celebration on July 3. A special thanks to All-Star Orthopaedics for sponsoring this year’s t-shirt!
If there are any remaining shirts left by July 3, the City will have them available for purchase at the Information tent at Stars & Stripes.
New this year – The Star Experience (SOLD OUT)
For the first time in Stars & Stripes history, you and your family can enjoy reserved seating in front of the Frank Cornish Park stage for prime fireworks viewing at 9:30 PM. The Star Experience, sponsored by Brio, will provide the closest seats to the live entertainment featuring, The Key West Band and Limelight from 6 – 11 PM. Not only will this area have the best seats around, but your table of four will also receive an assorted dish of appetizers and four bottles of water provided by Brio. Tickets are $50.00 and each ticket includes a table, 4 chairs, appetizers and water.
Tickets can be purchased at the Community Services office in Town Hall, Suite 210 or online here. Please note that refunds will not be available in the event of inclement weather.
For more information, visit www.SouthlakeStarsandStripes.com or call (817) 748-8019.
It’s that time of year again; Southlake’s annual Stars & Stripes celebration is right around the corner and preparations for the highly anticipated event are in full-swing. Sponsored by Verizon Wireless of Southlake, this year’s event will be held on Friday, July 3, 2015 from 6:00 – 11:00 PM in Southlake Town Square.
Start making plans with family and friends to come see what all the Stars & Stripes buzz is about! The Southlake Community Band will kick-off the evening with patriotic music in Family Park at 6:00 PM followed by an uplifting patriotic ceremony featuring local artist Jayden Goldberg singing the National Anthem. The 1943 Douglas A-26 Invader bomber plane will also make an overhead appearance during the ceremony!
Relax and enjoy the rest of the evening with music and activities for all ages, including crafts, games and inflatables for the kids. Attendees will enjoy concessions to entertain all taste buds, including Southlake favorites like Feed Store BBQ and Burger Shack. There will also be new options for every palate including Mexican, Italian, desserts and more! Frank Edgar Cornish, IV Park will play host to a variety of activities for all ages, balloon artists and live music featuring the Key West Band and Limelight. Kids young and old will enjoy a spectacular fireworks show that incorporates music from patriotic favorites to pop hits after the sun goes down.
Attendees can stay late and enjoy the sounds of Limelight along with late night snacks from popular food trucks in Frank Edgar Cornish, IV Park until 11:00 PM.
Keep an eye out for more details about a new feature to Stars & Stripes this year, the Star Experience which will include reserved seating!
For a complete list of activities and event information, please visit the event website at www.StarsandStripesSouthlake.com. If you have questions, please contact the Community Services Department at (817) 748-8019.
Check back on MySouthlakeNews.com for upcoming information regarding t-shirt sales, event parking and detailed event information. The City looks forward to celebrating our Nation’s Independence with you!
The Stars and Stripes 2014 official event shirt is now for sale at the Southlake Community Services office located in Town Hall, Suite 210! Make sure to stop by and get your family the event shirt to wear at Stars and Stripes on Thursday, July 3rd.
Each year, a fresh design with new colors and elements is specially created for the event. The official event shirt has been very popular, with many people adding to their collection each year. Stars and Stripes holds many traditions for the Southlake community and has become one of the City’s premier events. The annual T-shirt is a great way to show your spirit for this celebration of Independence Day.
Adult shirts will be sold for $15.00 and youth shirts are $10.00. Make sure to stop by Town Hall to get your shirt as they can sell out quickly. Any remaining shirts will be available for sale on July 3rd at the event.