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.

Save the Date - 2023

Please save the date for these great events happening in Historic Downtown in 2023!  
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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.


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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The City's annual Holiday Under the Stars weekend was held Friday, December 2nd, - Saturday, December 3rd in Historic Downtown. Holiday Under The Stars is an annual event that features our Christmas tree lighting, Holiday Market, Festival of the Holidays, Jingle Bell Dash 5K, and of course our Christmas Parade. 

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Touchdown in Downtown (Sept. 3, 2022)

A celebration of the Football season kicking off. The event featured Live music, KISD High School Drumlines, Super fan contest, Football inflatables and bouncy houses.

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