The annual Celebrate Killeen Festival is scheduled April 27 through 29. The public is invited to enjoy the free family festival fun.
The official kickoff party is Thursday, April 27, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Killeen Community Center, 2201 E. Veterans Memorial Boulevard. Activities will include a live gospel concert, crawfish boil, fish fry and kids’ activities.
The celebration continues with a free night of music, comedy and the third annual Food Truck Competition Friday, April 28, at 6 p.m. at Killeen Community Center.
The KTX Poetry Slam will take place April 28 at 7 p.m. at Vive Les Arts Theatre, 3401 S. WS Young Drive.
Saturday, April 29, activities begin at Killeen Community Center at 8 a.m. with the Fallen Heroes 5K run. Registration for the run is open now at www.killeentexas.gov/centex.
Festival activities from 1 to 6 p.m. Saturday include cultural acts, step show, car show, arts and crafts and food vendors.
A free screening of Moana starts after dusk Saturday night at the Amphitheater followed by a fireworks show to conclude the festival.
Many other events including a carnival and KISD Wellness Fair are planned as part of the Celebrate Killeen Festival. A full schedule is available at www.killeentexas.gov/celebratekilleen.