It's time for the Celebrate Killeen Festival and the 71st PRCA Rodeo Killeen!

Thanks to Automax Ford and the Andrews Rodeo Company the fun gets underway tonight at the Killeen Rodeo Grounds with Military Appreciation Night (Thursday, May 17th). If you have a valid military I.D. you can enjoy the rodeo for free. Active, guard, reserve and dependants are all encouraged to enjoy free admission.

Friday (May 18th) is City of Killeen Employee Night. Free entry for city employees with a valid I.D. You can also bring 4 cans of food for the Killeen Food Pantry in exchange for the price of a single person admission. Donating 4 cans of non-perishable food in place of a ticket is an offer that stands for all 3 nights of the rodeo.

Saturday (May 19th) is Educators Night. Free entry for Killeen faculty and staff with a valid I.D.

To purchase advance tickets for the rodeo you can visit the Killeen Civic and Conference Center, First National Bank of Texas, Fort Hood National Bank. Tickets are $13 in advance and $15 at the gate. Kids $8 in advance or $10 at the gate.

Check out RodeoKilleen.com for a complete list of events for each night of the rodeo.