Past concert headliners have included The Bangles, Pentatonix, Chinatown and 4Troops, Spanish rock band Katrin; country sensation Cody Jinks; local talent Shaylen Carrol , multi-platinum pop-rock band Smash Mouth, Survivor, JT Taylor from Kool and the Gang, Eddie Money, 38 Special and Three Dog Night, among several others. This past year there were tethered hot air balloon rides and Griffins Rugby demonstrations throughout the day.
One of the most popular parts of the event is the Kids Zone. Kids can splash in the splash park, romp around in several inflatable bounce houses and play houses and make arts & crafts. In 2014,new additions included a Military Zone, Teen Zone and CVB Cool Zone.This past year festival attendee had the opportunity to ride in a tethered hot air balloon rides and watch Griffins Rugby demonstrations throughout the day. In addition there are a number of concessionaires on site selling festival foods and snacks.
The first Allen USA Celebration was held in 1995 at the Joe Farmer Rec Center and about 5000 people attended. From this modest beginning, the celebration has grown into one of the most attended fireworks events in North Texas.