Sunday, June 13, 2021

Halloween Tips and Tricks

Get out the face paint and pumpkins! Halloween is right around the corner! 

This year’s activities may look a little different. The CDC has issued recommendations for traditional Halloween activities and categorized them as low, moderate and high-risk activities to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. 

 

Looking for something to do? Try one of these fun activities! 

Southlake is the Perfect Family Staycation

Have all the fun and relaxation of a vacation, without having to leave town! From restaurants to shopping to our beautiful parks to our luxurious spas and hotels to our fun events, Southlake has everything you need for the perfect staycation.

Splash, Play and Run

Whether it’s a run through one of the trails at Bob Jones Park or taking your kids for a splash at Bicentennial Park, there’s a park for you and your family!

Start your staycation at one of our many parks.

Shop ‘til You Drop

Take a midday stroll through Southlake Town Square, Park Village, Shops of Southlake or some of our other shopping options and find the perfect shopping experience for you. From finding the perfect outfit to getting started on your new hobby, Southlake has a store for you.

View our over 260 shopping options here.

Bring Out Your Inner Chef

When you’re planning your staycation, why not take a cooking class? Central Market, Taste Buds Kitchen and Sur La Table all offer a wide variety of classes to choose from!

Dine Out

Start your day off with a nice brunch, enjoy lunch at one of our breezy patio restaurants, grab a coffee, have a nice steak dinner and finish with dessert right here in Southlake! We offer a wide range of dining options and cuisines that are going to make your staycation perfect.

Find the perfect bite here.

Pet-Friendly Options

Your staycation can be spent with your furry companion thanks to our many pet-friendly options. You can take Sparky over to BooBoo’s Buddies Dog Park at Bob Jones Park for a walk or take him with you to lunch or dinner at one of our many pet-friendly dining options. Get him the VIP treatment from grooming to a massage or check into one of the pet-friendly hotels.

See just how pet-friendly Southlake is here.

Relax, it’s Your Staycation

Your staycation can be exactly how you want it. You can kick back and relax. Southlake offers a variety of spa options, and you can relax in one of our luxurious hotel options!

Choose from one of many spa options here.

View our hotel accommodations here.

Don’t Forget These Activities!

Southlake has the perfect attractions to enhance your staycation. You can watch a movie at Harkins Theatre or head on over to the Red Door Escape Room. This place locks you in a room for 60 minutes with friends and family, and you have to solve clues to escape the room!

Break Out the Bookmarks for Camp Big Read: June 3 Kick Off Event for Southlake Summer Reading Program

This summer, grab your library card and take a hike to Camp Big Read, the 2017 Southlake Public Library Summer Reading Program. The library will host a camp-inspired kick off event on Saturday, June 3 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Family Park in Southlake Town Square. With free admission, the entire family can enjoy an evening of live entertainment, a giant tipi, games, activities, refreshments and more.

During the kick off event, kid-friendly Big Bang Boom will perform pop music as part of the MasterWorks Music Series. Composed of musicians who are also dads, the popular entertainers will play a mix of covers and original songs.

In keeping with the camping-theme, the Tipi Storytellers will bring a 28 foot-high tipi, and will share stories and understanding of Native American culture. The giant tipi and ancient tales will offer guests a fascinating perspective on our nation’s history.

Camping would not be complete without snacks. Rita’s Italian Ice will be on-site to provide 1,000 free Italian ice treats and the Southlake Library will offer an activity for children to help build a traditional campfire favorite—s’mores.

With camp-themed photo ops, crafts, make-your-own-bubbles, hula hoops, corn hole, and other activities for children, everyone will be a happy camper at the kick-off of Camp Big Read. With the Southlake Public Library as a partner in education, kids can keep their reading skills sharp as an arrow all summer long.

The Southlake Public Library Summer Reading Program will span from June 3 to August 11. Appropriate for children ages 5-12 years old, the program rewards readers for logging their reading hours and offers engaging and educational activities for kids almost every day during the 10-week program.

A few Camp Big Read program highlights include:

  • Storytelling Workshop—June 12-14 from 10:00-11:30 a.m., with a storytelling performance on June 14 at 6:30 p.m. Ages 6-12 years old.
  • Coding Camp—June 19-22 from 8:00-10:15 a.m. Instructors will lead the group on music and sound programming using Google CS First. Some coding experience suggested. Limited space, registration required. Ages 10+ years old.
  • Friday Flicks—every Friday June 19-August 11 at 2:00 p.m. in the library. Snacks provided. See the library website for titles. All ages.
  • Fort Worth Science & History Museum “Discovery Labs”—June 7, July 19 & July 26 at 2:00 p.m. Registration required. Additional hands-on science program on June 28 at 2:00 p.m. Ages 8+ years old.
  • Camp Art with ARThouse of Southlake—June 5, June 19, July 17, July 31 & August 7 at 11:00 a.m. Ages 5+ years old.
  • Circle Up for the End of Camp Big Read—August 11 at 11:00 a.m. Camp treats, camp stories, and a campy good time.

Any little campers who want to join Camp Big Read this summer must first register in the library or online at SouthlakeLibrary.com. For additional details and information about these and other programs and activities designed for preschoolers, teens and adults, visit the library’s Summer Program Schedule page.

Free Masterworks Concerts Coming to Southlake in May

Join the City of Southlake and Arts Council Northeast as we present the Southlake Community Band for a Disney inspired concert as well as a Memorial Day Weekend country concert featuring Derek Anthony.

The Southlake Community Band will perform Saturday, May 13 from 8:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. at The Marq Southlake’s outdoor amphitheater – Aria, featuring Disney musical selections fit for the entire family.  Bring your family and friends out for a night of iconic songs from the Lion King, Frozen, Fantasia, Star Wars, Beauty and the Beast and other melodies from Disney favorites. Be sure to pack a blanket or lawn chair and bug spray. Coolers and snacks welcome, alcohol is not permitted.

The Southlake Community Band, directed by Mr. David Stone, is a concert band of more than seventy talented adult amateur musicians who enjoy playing music just for fun. The band performs regularly in the North Texas cities of Southlake, Grapevine, Keller, Colleyville and surrounding communities. Their concert programs range from classic band music to Broadway, rousing Sousa marches to familiar children’s music.  Visit SouthlakeBand.com for more information on the band!

Staying in town Memorial Day weekend?  What better way to enjoy the weekend than with a country concert featuring local icon Derek Anthony on Saturday, May 27 from 8:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. at Rustin Pavilion in Southlake Town Square.  Be sure to pack a blanket or lawn chair and bug spray. Coolers and snacks welcome, alcohol is not permitted.

Derek can best be described as a contemporary country style with some traditional taste of country music embedded into his sound and feel. Derek’s live performances are high energy with extensive crowd interaction. His band “The D-Train Band” is one of the strongest bands in the country genre – a must see. Derek is eager to broaden his musical career into the mass market appeal and produce memorable music that embraces emotion, fun, and touches the hearts of millions of fans. Derek’s style ranges from country rock to a strong traditional ballad with a full range of vocals. He is a regular at the world famous Billy Bob’s and has opened up for Pat Green, Josh Turner, Kansas, Sara Evans, Aaron Watson, Tracy Lawrence, Clint Black, Jo Dee Messina, The Cadillac Three, Colt Ford, and many others. Visit www.derekanthony.net for more info on Derek Anthony!

 

For more info on FREE upcoming concerts visit www.CityofSouthlake.com/Events or contact 817-748-8019 for more information.

MasterWorks presents the Southlake Community Band

The City of Southlake and the Arts Council Northeast are pleased to present The Southlake Community Band as part of the 2016 MasterWorks Concert Series on September 17. Join us for a Saturday night at Southlake Town Square for a night of music with your friends and family.

The Southlake Community Band is comprised of more than 70 talented adult amateur musicians who enjoy playing music just for fun. The band performs regularly in Southlake an dsurrounding cities, and provides a range of music spanning broadway, classic band, sousa marches, and familiar children’s music!

Make sure to bring a chair or blanket and come ready for some great music and good times.
There will also be food trucks at all outdoor performances.

Party Machine to play MasterWorks

The Arts Council Northeast and the City of Southlake are pleased to present Party Machine as part of the 2016 MasterWorks Summer Concert Series.

Party Machine, created by Deno Taglioli, band leader of Emerald City, provides a high energy, interactive performance covering a variety of tunes ranging from the 1950’s all the way through today’s chart toppers. Party Machine takes the stage July 23rd at The Aria Amphitheater located at The Marq here in Southlake.

Make sure to bring a chair or blanket and come ready for some great music and good times.
There will also be food trucks at all outdoor performances.

BluPrint Comes to Southlake for a Free MasterWorks Concert

Arts Council Northeast and the City of Southlake are pleased to welcome BluPrint for a concert on Saturday, May 14 at Southlake Town Square. The concert begins at 7:30 PM

BluPrint is a diverse, high-energy cover band, homegrown in the DFW area in 1997. Founder, James Byerly, has brought in musicians and singers over the years that have played for and performed with the likes of Johnny Kemp, Yarbrough and Peoples, and Ron Grant. BluPrint’s music style covers many genres — pop, blues, classic rock, top 40, R&B, funk, big band, and jazz.

Through the MasterWorks Series, Arts Council Northeast and the City of Southlake present free performances on selected evenings throughout the year. The MasterWorks Series is designed to offer a variety of quality family entertainment to the community by utilizing the talent of local, regional, and national artists.

For more information on the Masterworks Series and the full schedule, please visit www.southlakeparksandrec.com or contact Southlake Community Services at (817) 748-8019.

Free MasterWorks Summer Concert Series in Southlake this summer!

The Arts Council Northeast and the City of Southlake are pleased to present the 2016 MasterWorks Summer Concert Series at Family Park in Southlake Town Square and Aria Amphitheater at The Marq Southlake. The 2016 lineup includes exciting performances from BluPrint, The Space Rockers, Matt Ingram, Party Machine, Vocal Trash, the Southlake Community Band, and the Southlake Swing Band. With music styles range from high energy variety to variety and country to Stomp music there’s sure to be something for everyone in the family!

Bring a chair or blanket and come ready for some great music and come join us. There will also be food trucks at all outdoor performances.

Check out this year’s lineup:

May 14 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM BluPrint Variety Southlake Town Square
June 4 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM Space Rockets Variety Southlake Town Square
June 11 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM Matt Ingram Country, Rock and Blues Aria Amphitheater The Marq Southlake
July 23 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM Party Machine Variety Aria Amphitheater The Marq Southlake
Sept 17 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM Southlake Community Band Wind Ensemble Southlake Town Square
Oct 30 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM Vocal Trash Stomp Aria Amphitheater The Marq Southlake
Dec 11 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM Southlake Swing Band Holiday The Marq Southlake

National Night Out & Free MasterWorks Concert will be held in Family Park on Saturday, October 10, 2015

On Saturday, October 10, Southlake Town Square will be buzzing with both the annual National Night Out event from 5:00 – 8:00 PM and the last MasterWorks concert of the season from 7:30 – 9:00 PM.

National Night Out is an annual celebration, brought to you by the Southlake Rotary Club and Chief Sponsor, Stacy Furniture. The event promises to be an evening of fun for the entire family. Entertainment includes a petting zoo, tons of fun giveaways, a clown, and participation from local businesses such as Rita’s Italian Ice, Jersey Mike’s Subs, Joe’s Pizza and Dickey’s BBQ. Aside from all the fun, families will also take home important safety information from real-life super heroes; Southlake Police Officers and Firefighters.

As National Night Out starts to wind down, Brave Combo will take the stage in front of Town Hall for the last MasterWorks concert of the Summer Series. This free concert brought to you by the Arts Council Northeast and The City of Southlake begins at 7:30 PM, and will feature Brave Combo’s wide range of music from Japanese pop and Latin American dance to rock and roll and orchestral classics.

For more information on these events please call 817.748.8349 or 817.748.8173 for National Night Out or 817.748.8019 for the MasterWorks concert.