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Annual Oktoberfest Celebration returns to Southlake October 2 – 4, 2015


The 14th annual Oktoberfest of Southlake returns to Town Square from October 2 – 4, 2015. Hosted by the Southlake Chamber of Commerce and presented by Millennium Title and Grubbs Infiniti, the family friendly event is one of the largest German-inspired festivals in the area.

Attendance for the weekend is expected to exceed 100,000 this year. With free parking and admission, everyone is encouraged to come and enjoy this community event that offers everything from live entertainment, food and beverages to wiener dog races.

Live entertainment will take place all weekend on two stages. Micah Blalock, Brave Combo and School of Rock return, joining other performers like The German Band of North Texas, the Alpine Dancers and the Carroll Jazz Band, just to name a few.

Food vendors will be stationed throughout the event offering a wide variety of concessions including everything from authentic German cuisine to traditional fair food. Up to 100 area arts and crafts exhibitors will offer hand-crafted products for sale, including jewelry, furniture and artwork. There will also be a special area for children, which will feature bounce houses, rock climbing, an obstacle course and much more.

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Oktoberfest Wiener Dog Race – Photo courtesy of Southake Chamber of Commerce

The wildly popular wiener dog races will take place on Saturday morning of the festival, beginning with the costume parade at 9:30 AM and races at 10:00 AM. Dachshund owners may register their dogs online for a $20.00 entry fee or on site for a $25.00 entry fee.

Hours of operation for Oktoberfest Southlake are Friday 5:00 to 11:00 PM, Saturday 10:00 AM to 11:00 PM, and Sunday 12:00 to 5:00 PM. For additional information, contact the Southlake Chamber of Commerce at 817-481-8200 or visit

Join the City of Southlake for Breakfast with Santa

Are your kids unsure if Santa got their letter? What better way for them to check than to ask him in person!

Breakfast with Santa 2014Santa will be coming to the City of Southlake for a special breakfast at Town Hall on two Saturdays this December; December 5 and 12, 2015. Each Saturday there will be three time options available: 7:30 – 8:45 AM, 9:00 – 10:15 AM and 10:30 -11:45 AM.

In addition to a delicious breakfast, participants will make holiday crafts and get the chance to sit on Santa’s lap. So parents don’t forget your kids (and cameras) and remind the kids to bring their wish list.

A big thanks to Holan Law PLLC for being the Title Sponsor for this year’s Breakfast with Santa events!

Pre-registration is required for this event; you can register for Breakfast with Santa online or in person at the Community Services office at 1400 Main St., Suite 210. Children must be registered with at least one adult and all individuals attending the event, including all adults, must be registered. Click here for more information or please contact (817) 748-8019. Be sure to register early at as Breakfast with Santa does sell out!

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

Free MasterWorks Summer Concert Series in Southlake Town Square this summer!

The Arts Council Northeast and the City of Southlake are pleased to present the 2015 MasterWorks Summer Concert Series at Family Park in Southlake Town Square.  The 2015 lineup includes exciting performances from The Space Rockers, Live 80, The Key West Band, Limelight, Me & My Monkey, the Southlake Community Band, and Brave Combo. With music styles range from high energy variety to mix-rock polka and Beatles tributes to surf music there’s sure to be something for everyone in the family!

Concerts are Free MasterWorks Summer Concert Series in Southlake Town Square this summer!  Come join us on Saturdays from 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. unless otherwise indicated below:

June 13  7:30 PM – 9:00 PM  Live 80  Variety
 July 3  6:00 PM – 7:30 PM  The Key West Band  Surfing Music
 July 3  7:30 PM – 11:00 PM  Limelight  High Energy Variety
 Aug 8  7:30 PM – 9:00 PM  Me and My Monkey  “The Beatles Tribute”
Sept 12  7:30 PM – 9:00 PM  Southlake Community Band  Variety Wind Ensemble
 Oct 10  7:30 PM – 9:00 PM  Brave Combo  World Music Mix Rock-Polka


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Previous year’s MasterWorks summer concert series attendees!





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 If you have questions, please contact the Community Services Department at (817) 748-8019.

Check back on 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!

City of Southlake's Annual Sweetheart Dance will be Held Saturday, February 7th

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Register now for the Sweetheart’s Dance. Register online (link below) or call Community Services at (817) 748 8019.

Create lasting memories with your child, niece, nephew or grandchild at the City of Southlake’s Annual Sweetheart Dance! This is not just a daddy-daughter Valentine’s Day dance, the whole family is invited to join us for a night full of dancing, desserts and fun surprises.

This year’s dance will be held on Saturday, February 7th in Southlake Town Hall Lobby from 6:30 p.m.- 8:30 p.m. Each year, there is a new, exciting theme. This year’s theme is “A Magical Evening” where you will enjoy a night of magical surprises! There will be a live DJ, fun games for the kids to play, on-site photo flipbooks and tons of tasty treats. There will be a special candy bar, where the young ones will be able to decorate a take-home box and fill it with all of their favorite candies! The limo rides around Southlake Town Square are also back by popular demand!

Children of all ages will remember the fun they had at the Sweetheart Dance for years. One parent noted that “My daughter still talks about how much fun she had at the ball, her name for the Sweetheart Dance, and she is so excited that we will be going again this year!” Another parent exclaimed “Priceless Memories! Thank you for such a fun event!”

You can register online or at the Community Services office located at 1400 Main St, Suite 210. Tickets are $12.00 per person (parents must register as well) and pre-registration is required. Tickets are going fast, so be sure to register early for this event! For more information please contact 817-748-8019.

Enjoy Hometown Traditions and New Attractions at the Annual Tree Lighting Event on Sunday, November 23

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Santa has moved the 2014 Home for the Holiday’s event to Sunday, November 23, 2014. See you at 5:30 p.m.

UPDATE: Santa is not letting Mother Nature get in his way.  He is bringing the Home for the Holidays Tree Lighting event to Southlake on Sunday, November 23, 2014.  We will have a great celebration complete with Elsa, Anna and Olaf in Frozenland, guaranteed snow, the snow hill, live entertainment and of course Santa who will help us turn on the holiday lights for the first time this season.

Santa has made the call though to keep the horses warm so they will be hanging out with his reindeer in his stables instead of offering carriage rides.

The Tree Lighting kicks-off the holiday season with hometown traditions and new, exciting activities for the family. Due to Saturday’s rain forecast, this year’s event will be held on Sunday, November 23rd from 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. at Southlake Town Square.

All the fun and entertainment will begin at 5:30 p.m. in Family Park with entertainment, crafts, the 4-lane snow tubing hill, strolling characters and concessions.  For all the Frozen fans out there, a “Frozen Wonderland” will also begin at 5:30 p.m. with snowman building with Olaf and photo opportunities with Elsa and Anna.

The fun continues as Santa Claus arrives to Southlake Town Hall for the Tree Lighting Ceremony at 6:30 p.m. After Mayor John Terrell welcomes in the holidays, Santa Claus will switch on the lights from the Town Hall balcony. Once Town Square is lit, Santa Claus will make his way to Santa’s Village located in Rustin Pavilion to listen to your wish lists and take free photos with your family.

The Southlake Community Band  will provide holiday cheer throughout the evening.

Rustin Pavilion:

  • 5:15pm – 6:20 pm: Southlake Community Band
  • 6:40pm – 8:30pm: Photos with Santa

Please visit for complete event information and to view the event & parking maps. If you have any questions, please contact Southlake Community Services at (817) 748-8019.

Johnny D & the Doo Wopps Come to Southlake for a Free Concert on November 8th

Johnny D and the Doo WoppsSouthlake, Texas – Arts Council Northeast and the City of Southlake are pleased to welcome Johnny D & the Doo Wopps for a concert on November 8, 2014 from 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. The conert will be held in Family Park located in Southlake Town Square.

Johnny D (John E. Dosher) has played in a variety of venues throughout Texas since the late 70’s. His career includes piano bars, symphony halls, stadium concerts and everything in between. Johnny grew up in Louisiana and began his professional career on Bourbon Street at the age of fifteen. Before settling in Texas, Johnny traveled extensively with  numerous rock, jazz  and country groups.

The “Johnny D and the Doo Wopps” band began when Rocky Walton, Bill Stetzer and Tim Carman needed a band to perform for their tennis club in the early ‘80’s. A little at a time, the band grew and became more popular as they began playing for other special occasions.

Their sets include music from the ‘60’s and ‘70’s,  “soul music,” ‘70’s pop, and a little bit of “doo-wopp.” They are a twelve-member band with a great horn section and tight vocal harmonies.  Wherever they play, it is always fun.

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. If you have any question, please contact Southlake Community Services at (817) 748-8019.

The "Celebration of The Arts and Sports" Exhibit Opens September 7

LambertoShow3x5Cards (1)The Southlake Arts Council, APEX Arts League, the City of Southlake and Miracle League of Southlake are partnering  to present the Celebration of The Arts and Sports exhibit with artwork featured by Southlake artist, Lamberto.  Artwork will be on display in the Southlake Town Hall Lobby from September 7 through October 17.

The exhibit will debut with a gallery reception on Sunday, September 7, from 3:00 p.m. 4:30 p.m. in Southlake Town Hall Lobby. Children and adults are invited to attend the reception and the exhibit which are free and open to the public.

The reception will include special music performed by the Suzuki Music Institute of Dallas. The Institute was founded in 1968 by Dr. Schinichi Suzuki and Dr. Evelyn Hermann to provide musical training to children, beginning at the age of 3. Violin, viola, cello, piano, muisc theory, composition and harp are the classes offered at the school, which today has close to 300 students enrolled.

You will also enjoy chic ball field refreshments caterd by Central Market.  While you enjoy refreshments, music and art, you will also receive updated information about the Texas Rangers Miracle League Field in Southlake, the community recreation center that will break ground for Phase 1 on September 27 and all the Apex Presents 2014-2015 Season.