Downtown Events

Killeen’s Downtown Events division was formed at the end of 2021 and aims to hold at least half a dozen events in Historic Downtown each year. The events are family-friendly and diverse in age and culture—most importantly, you’re going to have a ball! We are happy to support the local businesses and vendors around town, as well as the small business located in the heart of our city downtown.



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HOLIDAY UNDER THE STARS (Dec 1-2, December 9, 2023)

The City's annual Holiday Under the Stars weekend was held Friday, December 1st- Saturday, December 2nd in Historic Downtown, along with the Christmas Parade on December 9, 2023. Holiday Under the Stars is an annual event that features our Christmas tree lighting, Holiday Market, Festival of the Holiday, Jingle Bell Dash 5K, and of course our Christmas Parade. 

Experience the magic of our Christmas parade- Watch the video now.  

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Touchdown in Downtown (September 9, 2023)

The City of Killeen kicked off the football season in Historic Downtown Killeen.  There were  super fan contests, bands, street art,  drumline performances, and fun for the family!

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Independence Day Extravaganza returned to Downtown

The City of Killeen held its Independence Day Extravaganza and fireworks show on Saturday, July 1 in Historic Downtown Killeen. Here are some extraordinary highlights of the event.

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Celebrate Killeen Festival (April 27-29, 2023)

The annual Celebrate Killeen Festival was held Thursday through Saturday (April 27 – 29) in Historic Downtown Killeen. The free, three-day event was one of the city’s largest celebrations and provided a variety of family-friendly entertainment.



A funk-filled celebration of Motown's soul music, featured Central Texas's finest entertainers, classic car show, a best dressed competition, food trucks and craft vendors as well as live entertainment.  

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*Photography and Filmings

Smile! We use video and photography to capture engagement of residents with our programs, public meetings and services. We strive to be transparent when we are filming, livestreaming or taking photos at public meetings, city events and programs.

While signed releases may be used by the City when there is a reasonable expectation of privacy, they are not used at our public meetings, open houses, public activities or volunteer events. As a participant, please note that video of you and your photograph may be taken.

Please let our city videographers and photographers know if you prefer not to be in our footage or have any concerns. Thank you.