Preview: American Heroes – A Salute to Veterans Festival

Every year The Colony honors the true American Heroes. Join us as we salute our veterans and celebrate them with family-friendly activities, live entertainment, and much more November 8-9. Check out the weekend lineup for American Heroes: A Salute to Veterans presented by SCHEELS.

American Heroes Carnival

Enjoy plenty of rides, games, and fair food at the four-day carnival. For discount coupons visit the Convention & Visitors Bureau (6900 Main Street) by Friday, November 9 or look for our Mobile Visitor Center at the Sponsor Expo Saturday, during American Heroes.

⏰ Thursday, November 8: Opens at 4:00 PM
⏰ Friday, November 9: Opens at 4:00 PM
⏰ Saturday, November 10: Opens at 12:00 PM
⏰ Sunday, November 11: Opens at 1:00 PM

Concert Series

American Heroes at Night

Pack your blanket or lawn chair and spend the afternoon listening to some live tunes! Enjoy country tunes from Grammy, CMA, and ACM award-winning artists for FREE. Get access to a premium viewing area by becoming a VIP. VIP tickets are available for either or both days, and include food and drink coupons.

Friday, November 8
⏰ 6:30 PM – Corry Morrow
⏰ 8:30 PM – Jack Ingram

Saturday, November 9
⏰ 1:30 PM – Sundance Head
⏰ 4:00 PM – Shenandoah
⏰ 6:30 PM – John Micheal Montgomery

📍 Main Stage

Sponsor Expo

Sponsor Expo

Meet the small business owners and shop local with vendors on site. We will be there in our Mobile Visitor Center Saturday welcoming attendees to The Colony. Stop by and pick up a discount coupon for the carnival or win some patriotic swag.

⏰ Friday, November 8: 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
⏰ Saturday, November 9: 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM

American Hero Run

American Heroes Run

Start Saturday off with a 1 mile, 5K, or 10K run! Proceeds benefit American Legion Holley-Riddle Post 21, which assists active duty and retired veterans in need. Registration is now open for runners and walkers all ages. Sign up by Sunday, October 27 to receive a complimentary race shirt.

⏰ Saturday, November 9
6:30 AM – On-site registration begins
8:00 AM – 1 Mile Fun Run begins
8:15 AM – 5K and 10K Runs begin

📍 Stewart Creek Park (3700 Sparks Road)

Veteran Ceremonies 

Various ceremonies will take place throughout Saturday to honor veterans at American Heroes. Pay tribute to the unselfish contributions by men and women at the “Honor and Remember” memorial ceremony.  If you wish to honor a veteran in your life, submit their photo for a special presentation during the Heroes Ceremony.

⏰ Saturday, November 9: 11:00 AM – Honor and Remember Ceremony
📍 Veterans Memorial

⏰ Saturday, November 9: 5:45 PM – Heroes Ceremony
📍 Main Stage

Heroes Hut 

Heroes Hut

American Heroes is a family-friendly event that features many ways for little ones to get involved in honoring those who serve. Kids can help create a large patriotic mural or decorate Holiday cards to send to troops overseas. Don’t miss out on patriotic face painting, button making, and much more at the Heroes Hut.

⏰ Saturday, November 9: 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Charity Silent Auction

Be sure to stop by the Silent Auction tent and bid on your favorite items. The auction features dozens of baskets to choose from, donated by local businesses. Bring your checkbook or credit card and help raise funds for Operation Comfort Warrior and 22 Kill, a Veterans suicide awareness organization. Check out our Convention & Visitors Bureau basket featuring items from generous local partners: Staybridge Suites, Holiday Inn Express and Suites, In-N-Out Burger, and Another Broken Egg valued at $500.

⏰ Saturday, November 9: 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Car, Truck and Bike Show

American Heroes Car Show

Don’t miss your chance to see vintage cars, trucks, and motorcycles from across the decades. Cars range from Corvettes to Tri-Five Chevys and Mustangs to Motorcycles. Those who wish to enter can find more information online.

⏰ Saturday, November 9
1:00 – 2:30 PM – Registration
3:00 PM – Judging Begins
4:00 PM – Awards Presentation

📍 In front of The Colony High School (4301 Blair Oaks Drive)

Firework Spectacular 


As the evening comes to a close, the sky lights up with an All-American Fireworks display. Enjoy the spectacular display set to patriotic music at one of the only Veteran’s Day fireworks shows in North Texas.

⏰ Saturday, November 10: 8:00 PM – All-American Fireworks

For more information on American Heroes: A Salute to Veterans presented by SCHEELS, please visit The Colony’s Parks & Recreation Department website. All times are tentative and subject to change. Any major updates will be posted on Parks & Recreation Department’s Facebook

For more information on SCHEELS, opening April 4, 2020, visit their website.