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Posted on: June 21, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Killeen to hold Independence Day Extravaganza Saturday, July 1

Second annual downtown event to be highlighted by big fireworks

KILLEEN, Texas (June 21, 2023) – The City of Killeen will once again hold its Independence Day Extravaganza and fireworks show on Saturday, July 1 in Historic Downtown Killeen.

This event, which will last from 4p.m. to 10p.m. at 200 East Avenue D, will feature live music food trucks, a Jeep Jam, kids activities, arts and craft vendors, and one of the largest fireworks shows in Texas starting at 9:30p.m.

The lie music will feature four acts starting at 5:30p.m.: Rapper/Hip Hop artist J. Saenz, Reggae artist Lady Shacklin, Country artist Hayden Baker and ending with Killeen’s own Rose Short, who was a Season 17 finalist on NBC’s “The Voice.”

Last year, more than 2,000 people showed up downtown for our inaugural extravaganza, and we anticipate even more this year.

The fireworks will be shot from the Killeen Athletic Fields. The athletic fields and a portion of the Andy K. Wells Hike & Bike Trail (including parking lots and all ballfields fields) will be closed Friday, June 30 – Sunday, July 2. Everyone is encouraged to watch from our downtown event. The fireworks show should be visible throughout the city.

Private parking lots, such as the Texas Thrift Store, McDonald’s and Destiny World Outreach are NOT public parking lots and individuals who park there may be towed. 

As a reminder, fireworks are prohibited within Killeen city limits without a permit. “Sparklers” and others that do not leave the ground are considered fireworks and are deemed illegal. Violation of these rules is punishable by a fine of up to $2,000 or jail.

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