Friday, June 18, 2021

Star Treatment During Stars and Stripes

Back by popular demand, you and your family can enjoy reserved seating in Frank Edgar Cornish IV Park with live entertainment and fantastic fireworks viewing.  The Star Experience, sponsored by Del Frisco’s Grille, will also provide the closest seats to the live entertainment featuring, The Lone Star Attitude Band and Limelight from 6:00 PM – 11:00 PM.

This year we have two sections to choose from; Red Star Experience and Blue Star Experience.  The Red Star Experience will offer the best seats in the house closest to the stage with an optimal view of the Fireworks at 9:30 PM.  Your reservation will grant you a table of four, an assorted dish of appetizers and four bottles of water provided by Del Frisco’s Grille.  A table consists of 4 chairs for a total of $100.00.

The new area will be the Blue Star Experience also located in Frank Edgar Cornish IV, Park behind the fountain in the street between retail buildings. Similar to the Red Star Experience, guests will enjoy a fantastic view of the fireworks but will have an obstructed view of the stage, though still be within dancing distance! Your reservation will grant you a table of four, an assorted dish of appetizers and four bottles of water provided by Del Frisco’s Grille.  A table consists of 4 chairs for a total of $75.00.

This will be the 18th annual Stars and Stripes that will provide families with live entertainment, food trucks, balloon artists, inflatables, crafts & games, and more. Join Mayor Laura Hill, during the patriotic ceremony at 8:00 PM in Family Park as we recognize local veterans with a 21 gun salute and national anthem sung by Miss Outstanding Teen Southlake Madison Zandt.

Arrive promptly between 5:15 – 6:00 PM with your receipt to check in with a staff member in Frank Edgar Cornish Park near Brio Restaurant and Chico’s store.  If you do not have a receipt, staff will ask for the registrant’s photo ID to match to the Star Experience list. Once checked in the staff member will give your family a wristband for easy access to come and go.

No refunds available in the event of inclement weather.

Tickets will go on-sale Tuesday, May 31, 2016 at 9:00 AM.  Go online to register at SouthlakeParksandRec.com or visit The Marq Southlake, 285 Shady Oaks Drive from 9:00AM – 6:00PM Monday – Friday.

For more information please contact 817-748-8900 or you may go online to StarsandStripesSouthlake.com

Sparks Will Fly July 3 in Southlake: Get Ready for Stars and Stripes 2016

Fireworks, festival activities and family fun will return to Southlake Town Square during the 18th Annual Stars and Stripes celebration on Sunday, July 3. Hosted by the City of Southlake and Southlake Town Square, the Independence Day celebration will offer free admission, live entertainment, family activities, delicious food and beverage options, and a spectacular fireworks show in honor of our country’s anniversary of freedom.

The festivities will kick-off with patriotic music starting at 6:00 p.m. on two stages in Southlake Town Square, including Rustin Pavilion and Frank Edgar Cornish, IV Park. The Southlake Community Band, Lone Star Attitude Band and Limelight Band, along with various patriotic ceremonies will entertain the crowd with live performances.

In addition to live entertainment, Stars and Stripes will offer activities for the entire family. In the Creation Station, kids of all ages will be able to create patriotic crafts. The KidZone will offer active children various exciting activities, such as inflatable obstacles, midway games and slides, and a fun toddler-centric zone. Guests can also expect to see strolling characters, candy art and balloon artists.Stars and Stripes Article

With nearly 20 delicious food and beverage booths and food trucks last year, visitors will have an equally tasty experience at Stars and Stripes this year.

Launched from the rooftop of the west parking garage and synchronized to patriotic favorites, fireworks will illuminate the sky at 9:30 p.m. and will be seen from nearly anywhere in Southlake Town Square. Visitors are encouraged to bring blankets and lawn chairs for a comfortable viewing experience. A limited number of guests may have the opportunity to enjoy the ultimate spectator experience during The Star Experience. Tickets for the VIP treatment include a table for four people with a great view of the fireworks show and close seating to the stage featuring Limelight Band, as well as preset appetizers and bottled water. Additional details and ticket prices are now available, but hurry as reservations for this experience go fast!

Internal Southlake Town Sqaure parking will close for event setup Sunday, July 3, 2016 at 7:00 AM. All surface lots and East Garage will close once full or by 7:30 PM. All entrances into Town Square parking lots will be closed Sunday, July 3 starting at 7:30 p.m. or when full, with the exception of the entrances off of SH 114 Service Road. Parking and Shuttle services will also be available at White’s Chapel Methodist Church and Gateway Church with service to Southlake Town Square. Remember, parking and shuttle services for Southlake Stars & Stripes are FREE!

Volunteers help make events happen, and a large community event like Stars and Stripes has numerous opportunities for people who want to participate. Please contact the Community Services Department at (817) 748-8019 to learn more about volunteer opportunities.Stars and Stripes Article2

Stars & Stripes wouldn’t be possible without the tremendous sponsors that participate every year!  This years’ event is no exception to that!  Be sure to check out the  for the 2016 Stars & Stripes event!  For additional event information, including an event map, parking map and a list of FAQ’s, please visit the event website at www.StarsandStripesSouthlake.com.

The 17th annual Stars & Stripes celebration was a blast!

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.

Jayden Goldberg singing the National Anthem.

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.

 

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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.

Never a dull moment at Stars & Stripes, a good time was had by all!

Never a dull moment at Stars & Stripes, a good time was had by all!

WWII Douglas A-26 Invader to fly over Southlake’s Stars & Stripes celebration

Douglas A-26 Invader

WWII Douglas A-26 Invader

A new addition has been made to the Stars & Stripes event this year! On Friday, July 3, 2015 at approximately 8:10 PM and again at 8:30 PM a WWII Douglas A-26 Invader, named Spirit of Waco, will do a celebratory aerial display over Southlake Town Square during the patriotic ceremony.

The aircraft’s flight pattern will run south from State Highway (S.H. 114) over Town Square’s Rustin Park.

This World War II light bomber was built in 1943 by Douglas Aircraft Company and was deployed from 1944 to 1950 at three USAAF bases. Through the hard work of the Invader Squadron (a branch of the Commemorative Air Force) the plane has been fully restored and has been doing airshows since 1982.

The aircraft is currently based at Meacham Airport in the hangar of the Vintage Flying Museum.

We welcome everyone to come enjoy this exciting flyover as we celebrate and honor our Nation’s independence.

For more information about the Invader Squadron or Spirit of Waco visit click here.

For more information about Southlake’s  17th annual Stars & Stripes event visit www.StarsandStripesSouthlake.com.

Official Stars & Stripes t-shirts and tickets to the Star Experience are now on sale!

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.

 

2015 Stars & Stripes t-shirts now on sale!

2015 Stars & Stripes t-shirts now on sale!

Join the City of Southlake on Friday, July 3, 2015 for Stars & Stripes

Fireworks from Stars & Stripes 2014

Fireworks from Stars & Stripes 2014

Kids getting temporary tattoos at Stars & Stripes 2014.

Kids getting temporary tattoos at Stars & Stripes 2014.

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 T-shirt is Now for Sale in Southlake Town Hall

BLUE TshirtThe 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.

A special thank you to  All-Star Orthopaedics for sponsoring the Stars and Stripes 2014 T-shirt! For more event information, visit www.SouthlakeStarsandStripes.com or call (817) 748-8019.

Important Stars and Stripes Parking and Traffic Information

S&S parkingPreparations are underway for the City of Southlake’s annual Stars and Stripes event on Thursday, July 3rd starting at 6:00 p.m. in Southlake Town Square. The City wants to help make it a fun-filled time for you and your family by passing along some important traffic information and safety tips.

S.H. 114 Access

According to  Southlake DPS Police Sergeant Mike Dunn, if you are planning to  park in Town Square, and use east or westbound S.H. 114, you should take the Carroll exit. Westbound drivers will crossover the bridge and continue eastbound on the 114 service road, parking on the north end of Town Square. Eastbound drivers should get off at Carroll Ave and continue on the service road to the Town Square entrances on the north end. Sergeant Dunn says, “Following this route will help folks arriving to and leaving from Stars and Stripes, drivers can leave by exiting onto the eastbound service road and accessing S.H. 11 at Kimball.” “Our goal is to help citizens plan ahead to help keep traffic moving smoothly,” Dunn added.

It is also important to note that there will be no southbound traffic allowed from the north parking lots. All traffic will exit to the 114 service road. Also, no parking will be allowed on the grassy areas next to the service road. “No Parking” signs will be posted and enforced.

Southlake Blvd. & East Garage Access

If you are arriving via Southlake Blvd, you may either turn north on Carroll Ave to park on the west side of Town Square or use Central to access the east side of the parking lot by Jared Jewelers. Keep in mind that once the parking lot is full, Central Ave will be closed. Central Ave will be closed by 4:00 p.m. to allow the shuttle services to begin. Also, please make note that the West Parking Garage will be closed for the event.

At the end of the festivities, all traffic on the west side of Town Square will exit (right-turn only) onto Carroll Ave heading northbound. There will be no southbound traffic out of Town Square allowed onto Carroll Ave. All traffic on the east side of Town Square from Main St will exit Southbound on Central Ave. If you park in the east garage, all exits will be directed to Central Ave and from there you will be directed north to the S.H. 114 service road to exit the square. If you exit the at the west end of the garage you will exit north on Central Ave to the 114 service road. The west side exits in the East Garage will be closed.

Drop-off Area

There will be an in and out drop off area in front of the Department of Public Safety headquarters along State Street off North Carroll. The far outside, northbound lane will be lined with traffic cones and a sign indicating the drop off area. An exit will be provided onto the eastbound service road of Highway 114. Please have your passengers ready to exit the vehicle when it comes to a stop. This will help alleviate traffic congestion. “Drivers who are planning to use Southlake Blvd need to be aware that they will not be allowed to access Carroll Ave to head northbound towards S.H. 114,” said Dunn. “Traffic officers will be in the area to make sure that drivers are following the plan so that everyone gets in and out safely and with as little delay as possible.”

If you follow the guidelines listed above for traffic flow, your visit to Stars and Stripes will be an enjoyable one with minimal frustration and delay. “Our main goal is public safely, as well as ensuring that everyone has a great time,” said Sergeant Dunn.

For Visitors who are not Parking in Town Square

Lighted Crosswalks will be available  and manned by Southlake officers at the following locations:

  • Southlake Blvd and Central Ave
  • Southlake Blvd and Carroll Ave
  • North Carroll and Prospect
  • North Carroll and Federal Way

Again, the number one goal for the Southlake Police Department is to help make sure everyone arrives to Stars and Stripes and returns home safely. You can assist in this process by using the designated crosswalks. Crossing Southlake Blvd on foot from the Central Market area is very dangerous and prohibited. There will be a zero tolerance policy in place for pedestrians who cross in any area that is not a designated crosswalk. There will be yellow police tape from Carroll Ave to Central Ave. Bike Officers will be patrolling the area and will take appropriate enforcement action for your safety.

If you are parking on the side streets of Carroll Ave, please remember these important tips:

  • Park facing the correct way and no more than 18” from the curb
  • Do not block driveways or park in someone’s yard
  • Make sure your vehicle is not in the intersection, it will be towed
  • Be courteous to the neighborhood

Handicapped Parking

In addition to the already established Handicapped Parking in Town Square, Handicapped Parking will also be available on Main St by Starbucks and Mi Cocina.

Barricades in Town Square

Barricades will go up early in the morning on July 3rd. The interior roads of Town Square will not be accessible by vehicle. Please plan accordingly. The parking lots and East Garage will be open until they are full. As the lots and garage become full, they will be closed. All parking lots with the exception of the lots north of the Hilton will close no later that 7:30 p.m.

Shuttle Service

The City is also providing shuttle service to and from the event. Shuttle service will operate from 4:00 p.m. until 11:00 p.m. The off-site pick-up/drop-off  location will be located at White’s Chapel United Methodist Church (185 S White Chapel Blvd). The pick-up/drop-off location at Town Square will be located at the intersection of Central Ave and Main St, in a coned-off area at Main St.

If you have any questions, please contact Southlake Community Services at (817) 748-8019. For more event information, please visit www.StarsandStripesSouthlake.com. Click here for parking and shuttle map.

 

2012 Stars and Stripes – Parking and Traffic Tips

We hope you and your families are getting ready for the annual Stars and Stripes event on July 3rd starting at 6:00 p.m.in Town Square.  We want to help make it a fun-filled time for you and your family by passing along some important traffic safety tips.

S.H. 114 Access 

According to DPS Police Sergeant Mike Dunn, if you are planning to park in Town Square, and use east or westbound S.H. 114 to get here, take the Carroll exit. Westbound drivers will crossover the bridge and continue eastbound on the 114 service road, parking on the north end of Town Square. Eastbound drivers should get off at Carroll and continue on the service road to the Town Square entrances on the north end. Sgt. Dunn says, “Following this route will help folks arriving and leaving the Stars and Stripes event and when the event is over, drivers can leave by exiting onto the eastbound service road and accessing S.H. 114 at Kimball.” “Our goal is help citizens plan ahead to help keep traffic moving smoothly,” Dunn added.

It is also important to note that there will be no southbound traffic allowed from the north parking lots. All traffic will exit to the service road. Also, no parking will be allowed on the grassy areas next to the service road. “No Parking” signs will be posted and enforced.

In addition, drivers traveling from east of the Southlake/Grapevine area should plan ahead for traffic issues around the DFW Connector Project. Traffic information and lane closures may be obtained along with app downloads for IPhone and Android at http://www.dfwconnector.com/index_noflash.php.

Southlake Blvd. & Garage Access

If you are arriving via Southlake Boulevard, you may either turn north on Carroll to park on the west side of Town Square or use Central to access the east side of the Square or use the east parking garage. Please make a note that the west parking garage will be closed for the event.

At the end of the Stars and Stripes event, all traffic on the west side of Town Square will exit (right-turn only) onto Carroll heading northbound. There will be NO southbound traffic out of the Square allowed onto Carroll Avenue.

All traffic on the east side of the Square from Main Street, will exit on Central southbound.  If you park in the east garage, all exits will be directed to Central and from there you will go north to the S.H. 114 service road to exit the Square.  If you exit the west end of the garage you will exit north on Central to the 114 service road. The west side exits to the east garage will be closed.

Drop off area

There will be an in and out drop off area off of  North Carroll in front of Nothing Bundt Cakes. The far outside, northbound lane will be lined with traffic cones and a sign indicating the drop off point. Once in the lane, you will be obligated to enter the drop off area. An exit will be provided back onto Carroll, northbound. Please have your passengers ready to exit the vehicle when it comes to a stop. This will help alleviate traffic congestion onto North Carroll.

“Drivers who are planning to use Southlake Boulevard to get home once the event is over need to aware that they will not be allowed to access Carroll Avenue to head northbound towards S.H. 114,” said Dunn.  “Traffic officers will be in the area to make sure that drivers are following the plan so that everyone gets in and out safely and with as little delay as possible.”

If you follow the guidelines listed above for traffic flow, your visit to the Stars and Stripes event will be an enjoyable one with minimal frustration and delay. “Our main goal is public safety, as well as ensuring that everyone has a great time,” said Sgt. Dunn.

For visitors who are not parking in Town Square

Lighted Crosswalks will be available and manned by Southlake Officers at the following locations:

  • 1709 and Central
  • 1709 and Carroll
  • North Carroll and Prospect
  • North Carroll and Federal Way

To ensure everyone makes it home safely, it is imperative that everyone uses the designated crosswalks. Crossing 1709 on foot from the Central Market area is very dangerous and PROHIBITED!  Bike Officers will be patrolling the area and will take appropriate enforcement action for your safety.

If parking on the side streets off of Carroll, please remember these important items

  • Park facing the correct way and no more than 18” from the curb.
  • Do not block driveways or park in someone’s yard.
  • Make sure your vehicle is not in the intersection, it will be towed.
  • Be courteous to the neighborhood.

And most of all, WATCH FOR PEDISTRIANS!

Handicapped Parking

Handicapped Parking will be available on Main Street by Starbucks and MiCocina. There will also be Handicapped parking available behind Sweet and Sassey.

Barricades in Town Square

Barricades will go up early in the morning on July 3rd. The interior roads of Town Square will not be accessible by vehicle. Please plan accordingly. The parking lots and east garage will be open until full. As the lots and garage become full, they will be closed. All parking lots with the exception of the lots north of the Hilton will close no later than 7:30 P.M.

Shuttle Service

The City is also providing shuttle service to and from the event.  Running from 4:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m., the pickup/drop off location will be located at Whites Chapel United Methodist Church at 185 S. White Chapel Boulevard.  The pickup/drop off location in Town Square will be located the intersection of Central and Main, in a coned-off area at Main Street.  The map can be found below.

For more information about Stars and Stripes Southlake please visit www.StarsandStripesSouthlake.com