FORT HOOD

Special Events

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HOOD HOWDY (FEBRUARY AND AUGUST)

The Hood Howdy fair provides information about the local areas, including schools, businesses, on- and off-post agencies, housing and Family and MWR facilities. Entertainment, food and door prizes add fun to the welcome. Free event, open to all.

MONTH OF THE MILITARY CHILD (APRIL)

Each CYSS facility celebrates with activities in celebration of Month of the Military Child.

FLASHLIGHT EGG HUNT (SPRING)

Thousands of eggs and goodies are hidden, and children age 2 to 12 are invited to bring their baskets, flashlights and a parent to hunt for eggs in the dark at Belton Lake Outdoor Recreation Area. Pictures with the Easter Bunny, concessions and other children’s activities make the evening egg-citing. Open to the public. Gate fees may apply.

WATER FESTIVAL (JUNE)

Cool off this summer at BLORA with lots of fun activities for the whole Family the first weekend of June. There will be free paddleboat rides, a kids’ auto wash, water slide, pony rides, petting zoo, climbing wall, professional fishing demonstrations, Jet Ski races and a guarded swimming area with a sandy beach. Open to the public. Gate fees may apply.

SINGLE SOLDIERS’ FESTIVAL (JUNE)

Better Opportunity for Single Soldiers, Single Soldiers’ Festival recognizes our geographical bachelors, bachelorette and single parent service members. This event is tailored to them and includes free food, entertainment, games, prizes, sports competitions and several other activities.

INDEPENDENCE DAY (JULY)

On the Fourth of July, the evening sky is transformed into the largest 30-minute fireworks display in Central Texas. Enjoy concessions and entertainment. Open to all. Fees may apply.

FORT HOOD HUNTING AND FISHING DAY (SEPTEMBER)

Fort Hood’s Hunting and Fishing Day is at the Sportsmen’s Center. Sports enthusiasts gather for a day full of outdoor sports, including fishing derbies, trap and skeet competitions, turkey shoots, archery shoots and more. Open to all. Fees may apply.

OKTOBERFEST (FALL)

All ages are invited to come out and celebrate with live entertainment, arts and crafts vendors, dancing, German food, activities for the kids and a Strongman Competition. Open to all. Entry is free.

NATURE IN LIGHTS (NOVEMBER THROUGH JANUARY)

Belton Lake Outdoor Recreation Area transforms into a winter wonderland for kids and kids at heart each year. Enjoy over 5 miles of synchronized and illuminated displays. Guests can shop for gifts, take photographs with Santa and enjoy hot chocolate and treats at Santa’s Village in the park at Live Oak Pavilion. Open to all. Gate fees may apply.

WILLIAMSON COUNTY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA (DECEMBER)

The Williamson County Symphony Orchestra performs free for the Fort Hood community annually. These world-class musicians fill the stage with beautiful music in a performance that is enjoyed by all ages. Open to all. Entry is free.

ass musicians fill the stage with beautiful music in a performance that is enjoyed by all ages. Open to all. Entry is free.

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