Thursday, December 1, 2022

Southlake Stars and Stripes Call for Sponsors

The City of Southlake is seeking event sponsors for the Southlake Stars and Stripes event set to take place on Sunday, July 3 in Southlake Town Square from 3 – 11 p.m.

This free community event offers live entertainment, activities for kids, a variety of food and beverage options, and memorable patriotic fireworks show for all to enjoy.

This is your chance to showcase your business in front of 30,000 plus participants, as well as an opportunity to form a partnership with the City of Southlake.

Check out the available sponsorship packages.

The City would love to partner with local businesses like yours to make this annual event even better.

If you are interested in participating, please fill out an application online. The deadline to submit your application is May 31. For additional questions, contact Hillary Cromer at hcromer@ci.southlake.tx.us.

City of Southlake Earns Marketing Awards for Stars & Stripes 20th Anniversary

Kaliff Marketing Gold AwardThe City of Southlake’s annual Stars and Stripes 20th Anniversary recently received recognition, winning multiple awards from the Texas Festivals & Events Association (TFEA) for the 2019 event.

TFEA hosted the annual Kaliff Marketing Awards for events held throughout the state before the pandemic and virtually after the pandemic began from June 1, 2019, through May 31, 2020. Southlake earned the top honor, first place, in the Best Miscellaneous On-Site Décor for the City’s photo booth display, in its respective budget category. The City also was chosen for two bronze awards in the Best Event Video Promotion and Best Giveaway categories.

Stars and Stripes Photobooth

Kaliff Gold Award – Best Onsite Decor – 20th Anniversary Photo Frame

“It is our goal to create memorable experiences for our City, its residents, and visitors alike,” said Daniel Cortez, Southlake’s director of economic development and tourism. “We can bring forth these exemplary events like our signature Stars and Stripes because of our community support. We can’t thank our sponsors enough for seeing and believing in our vision for events and joining us in our efforts to help create those memories.”

The award competition, which recognizes marketing and promotion campaign excellence, highlights the TFEA’s annual summer conference. Although the meeting was postponed in 2020 due to the pandemic, the awards competition still took place with 395 submitted entries.

“The goal for festivals and events is to create memorable experiences and signature destination events that are unrivaled in their entertainment value, as well as all the other elements associated with such programs,” said TFEA Executive Director Kay Wolf.

Mayor in Giveaway Chair

Kaliff Bronze Award – Best Giveaway – 20th Anniversary Chair

TFEA is a professional trade association for festival and event planners, volunteers, and suppliers from across Texas. It is an official affiliate of the International Festivals & Events Association, the premier professional association supporting festival and event leaders worldwide.

Are you ready for Stars and Stripes? Here’s what you should know about getting to the event.

Stars and Stripes Southlake is just a few days away. Tuesday, July 3, will be here before we know it. It’s an exciting event with a lot of activity, so before you come down we want to share some traffic, parking and safety tips.

Along with providing the perfect family-fun event, we also strive to provide a safe and secure event for all our visitors. The City of Southlake takes great measures to make sure all families attending the event have a safe and enjoyable experience.

“This is one of our most popular and fun events. We all look forward to Stars and Stripes,” said Police Chief James Brandon. “With that being said, Town Square will be full of people and activities. I’d like to remind everyone that while at the festivities please be aware of your surroundings. If anything causes you concern, our officers can be found throughout the event. Our primary goal is to make Stars and Stripes a safe place to enjoy the holiday for your family.”

Before you come to the event, here are some important tips to help you arrive and enjoy the event safely:

Want to avoid parking in Town Square?

Take the Shuttle: We are providing a shuttle service to and from the event.  The shuttle will be running from 3:30 p.m. to 11:55 p.m., and the pickup/drop off locations will be located at Whites Chapel United Methodist Church at 185 S. White Chapel Boulevard and Gateway Church at 700 Blessed Way.

The pickup/drop off location in Town Square will be located on Division and State Streets next to DPS Headquarters.

Use the family drop off area: There will be a family drop off at DPS Headquarters near the shuttle drop off. 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. to get home need to be aware that they will not be allowed to access Carroll Avenue towards SH 114.

Use the Uber and Lyft drop off area: This year, we’ve created a designated drop off location to help you coordinate drop off and pick up with your driver. Tell your driver to drop you off at DPS Headquarters, or 600 State St.

Traffic officers will be in the area to make sure that drivers are following the plan so that everyone gets in and out of Town Square safely and with as little delay as possible.

Planning to drive and park in the area?

Take advantage of the Granite parking garage: Parking will be available after 6:00 p.m. in the Granite parking garage located on the north side of Town Square.  The garage can be accessed on Division Street, the road that runs along the south side of DPS HQ, then traffic will be directed northbound on State Street to turn into the parking garage. Just follow the signs that will guide you into the Granite parking garage.

Entering via SH 114: Take the Carroll Avenue exit of SH 114.  Access is available on North Carroll Avenue at Federal Way and Prospect Street, between SH 114 and Southlake Blvd. (FM 1709). Drivers may also access Town Square from the eastbound service road of SH 114 at Grand Avenue and Central Avenue. It’s 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.

Entering via Southlake Blvd. (FM 1709): You may either turn north on Carroll Avenue to park on the west side of Town Square; use Central Avenue to access the east side of the Square; or use the east parking garage. **Please note that the west parking garage will be closed for the event.

At the end of the event: All traffic on the west side of Town Square will exit (right-turn only) onto Carroll Avenue 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 onto Central Avenue southbound.  All exits from the east garage will be directed to Central Avenue to go north to the SH 114 service road to exit the Square. **The west side exits to the east garage will be closed.

Handicapped Parking in Town Square

Drivers can enter from either Prospect Street/Carroll Avenue or Central Avenue /Southlake Blvd (FM 1709). to access the handicapped parking along Main Street. Handicapped parking will be available on Main Street by Starbucks and Mi Cocina. Please be aware that the entrance at Carroll Avenue /Main Street will be designated for exit only.

Not parking in Town Square?  

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

  • Southlake Blvd. (FM 1709) and Central Avenue
  • Southlake Blvd. (FM 1709) and Carroll Avenue
  • North Carroll Avenue and Prospect Street
  • North Carroll Avenue and Federal Way

If parking on the side streets off of Carroll Avenue, please remember to follow these important rules.

  • To ensure everyone makes it home safely, it’s imperative that everyone uses the designated crosswalks. Crossing Southlake Blvd. (FM 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.
  • 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.

Access to Town Square before the event

  • 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. There will be barricades for the duration of the event preventing traffic from traveling north on Central Avenue past Main Street.
  • And most of all, WATCH FOR PEDESTRIANS! Citizens on Patrol (COPs) volunteers will also be on hand to assist pedestrians at major crosswalks and to help ensure the safety of all attendees.

For more information about the event, visit www.StarsandStripesSouthlake.com.

Stars and Stripes Southlake Set to Light up the Sky on July 3

Made for everyone, the 19th annual Stars and Stripes Southlake is back with family-fun patriotic festivities on Tuesday, July 3, from 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

The City of Southlake is excited to bring back the free community event offering live entertainment, activities for kids, food and drink options, free shuttle service and a glittering display of fireworks.

Helping to set the tone for the night will be the musical entertainment on two stages in Southlake Town Square: Family Park and Frank Edgar Cornish, IV Park. Kicking off the night is a live performance by the Southlake Community Band. Songbird Jones and Limelight Band will have you dancing through the night. Don’t forget about all the patriotic ceremonies throughout the event too.

There’s something for everyone at Stars and Stripes! Bring the kids to the Creation Station for patriotic crafts and then check out the inflatable slides, obstacles and midway games in the KidZone. Toddlers won’t be left out; there’s a special area just for them. With so much to do, make sure you have time to check it all out.

Let’s not forget about the food! From burgers to barbeque, ice pops and more, guests will find delicious eats at the 20 local food stands and food trucks at the event. Crowd favorites like cotton candy, fried Oreos and lemonade booths will be on site too.

Make sure you find a good spot to watch the fireworks at 9:30 p.m. Launched from the rooftop of the West Parking Garage and synchronized to patriotic favorites, the fireworks are the perfect way to end the night. Seen from in and around Southlake Town Square, the best viewing spots include Frank Edgar Cornish, IV Park, McPherson Park, DPS Headquarters, Park Village and Shops of Southlake. Be sure to bring blankets and lawn chairs.

Although parking for the event is free, internal Southlake Town Square parking lots will close at 7:00 a.m. on the day of the event. All surface lots and the East Garage will close once full or by 7:30 p.m. Free shuttle services will be available at White’s Chapel United Methodist Church and Gateway Church, with roundtrip rides to and from McPherson Park from 3:30 p.m. to 11:45 p.m.

For additional event information, including an event map and a list of FAQ’s, visit the event website.

Thank you to the following sponsors:

Gateway Church
Sewell Automotive Companies
Essence Maserati & Alfa Romeo
All Star Orthopaedics
Fort Worth Christian School
Michaels

Stars and Stripes Southlake Returns with a Boom on July 3

Complete with family fun and patriotic festivities, the 18th annual Stars and Stripes Southlake celebration is scheduled for Monday, July 3, from 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. Hosted by the City of Southlake, the free community event offers live entertainment, activities for kids, food and drink options, free shuttle service and a sparkling display of fireworks.

The freedom fun will feature musical entertainment on two stages in Southlake Town Square: Family Park and Frank Edgar Cornish, IV Park. Event guests will experience live performances by the Southlake Community Band, Empty Pockets Country Band, Limelight Band and various patriotic ceremonies throughout the event.

Fun for everyone, family activities and entertainment will be available throughout Southlake Town Square during the event. Kids of all ages will be able to create patriotic crafts in the Creation Station, and the KidZone will offer exciting outdoor activities such as dual inflatable slides, inflatable obstacles, and inflatable midway games. An area for toddlers will also be available. There will be other festive fun throughout the event, including candy art, balloon artists, strolling characters, temporary tattoos, live entertainment and trampoline jumps.

From burgers to barbeque, ice pops and more, guests will find delicious eats at the 20 food stands and food trucks at the event. In addition to local flavors from area restaurants, there will also be festival favorites, such as cotton candy, fried Oreos and lemonade booths on site.

Launched from the rooftop of the West Parking Garage and synchronized to patriotic favorites, fireworks will illuminate the sky at 9:30 p.m. Seen from in and around Southlake Town Square, the best viewing spots include Frank Edgar Cornish, IV Park, McPherson Park, DPS Headquarters, Lot 1, Park Village and Shops of Southlake. Guests are encouraged to bring blankets and lawn chairs.

Enjoy the ultimate spectator experience during The Star Experience. This VIP treatment includes a reserved table with close seating to the patriotic action.

Although parking for the event is free, internal Southlake Town Square parking lots will close at 7:00 a.m. on the day of the event. All surface lots and the East Garage will close once full or by 7:30 p.m. Free shuttle services will be available at White’s Chapel Methodist Church and Gateway Church, with round-trip rides to and from McPherson Park from 3:30 p.m. to 11:45 p.m.

For additional event information, including an event map and a list of FAQ’s, visit the event website.

Get the Star Experience at Stars and Stripes!

The Star Experience at the City of Southlake’s annual Stars & Stripes event is perfect for families and small groups! You and your family and/or friends can enjoy reserved seating in front of the Frank Edgar Cornish, IV Park stage for prime fireworks viewing at 9:30 PM.

The Star Experience will provide the closest seats to the live entertainment, featuring Empty Pockets and Limelight band. Empty Pockets will perform from 6:00-7:45 PM and Limelight band 8:15-9:30 PM. Both Star Experience zones are gated so that the tables inside enjoy the best seats around without feeling overcrowded.

The Red Star Experience tickets are $100.00, with each ticket including a table with an umbrella, four chairs, appetizers from Brio Tuscan Grille and water. This location is nearest to the stage in the Frank Edgar Cornish, IV Park.

The Blue Star Experience tickets are $75.00, with each ticket including a table with an umbrella, 4 chairs, appetizers from Brio Tuscan Grille and water. This location is slightly further away from the stage in the Frank Edgar Cornish, IV Park, behind the water fountain.

Tickets can be purchased at the Community Services office in Town Hall, Suite 210 or online. Please call (817) 748-8019 with any questions.

Please note that refunds will not be available in the event of inclement weather.

Stars and Stripes Southlake: 7 Reasons to Mark Your Calendars!

Southlake’s perfect fireworks extravaganza is almost here! Save the date, July 3, 2017 for Stars and Stripes Southlake. Get ready for food, fun and more!

  1. Plenty of photo opportunities!
    Family photo at Stars and Stripes

    With all of the strolling characters, live entertainment and fireworks, there will be lots of chances to capture the perfect pictures.

     

     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Free activities for the kids!

    Little girl making craft

    From inflatables to arts and crafts, there’s fun for kids of all ages!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. VIP seating offered!

    Star Experience view of fireworks

    The Star Experience has two different packages that give access to the perfect viewing of the fireworks show with food.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Free live concerts!

    Southlake Community Band at Stars and Stripes

    Whether you’re at Rustin Pavilion or Frank Edgar Cornish, IV Park there will be live music for you to enjoy!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Great food!

    Photo of the back of a food truck at Stars and Stripes

    We have a wide variety of food trucks that will be available at Family Park and Frank Edgar Cornish, IV Park.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. The perfect firework show!
    Fireworks at Town Hall

    Our firework show will begin at 9:30 PM. Fireworks can be viewed at Frank Edgar Cornish, IV Park, McPherson, Rustin Pavilion and other locations.

     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  1. Oh and did we mention that it’s free?

    Man on Stilts

    Stars and Stripes Southlake is a free, family fun event!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

So, mark your calendars and join us on July 3!