Praries & Lakes
2010 Census - 26,700
2000 Census - 17,308
Harker Heights, Texas
Harker Heights Texas History:
Harker Heights was established in 1957 when landowners Pinckney R. Cox and Harley Kern began subdividing their land and selling lots. It incorporated in 1860. Most residents work in Killeen or Fort Hood. Harker Heights is located on U.S. 190, 17 miles southeast of Copperas Cove, 10 miles southeast of Fort Hood, 5.4 miles southeast of Killeen, 21 miles southwest of Temple, 13 miles northwest of Belton, and 16.6 miles northwest of Salado, Texas.
Harker Heights Veteran’s Monument:
An annual Veteran’s Day Ceremony is held at the monument. 305 Miller’s Crossing.
Harker Heights Public Library:
The library provides traditional library programs, children, youth and adult programs, summer programs, public access computers with internet connections, and free Wi-Fi. Open Mon-Thu, 9am-8pm; Fri-Sat, 9am-6pm; closed Sunday. (254) 953-5491. 400 Indian Trail.
Harker Heights Senior Programs:
All activities are held at the Harker Heights Recreation Center unless otherwise noted. Activities include fitness classes, lessons, arts and crafts, painting, dancing, pool parties, games and more. A small annual membership fee applies. Most activities are free. (254) 554-2674. 504 North Ann Boulevard.
Event Venue - Harker Heights Activities Center:
The reservable event rooms are available for government meetings and non-profit organization’s events. It may not be used by residents for their private events. (245) 953-5466. 400 Indian Trail.

Annual Harker Heights Food & Wine Festival, Sept:
Activities include live music, food and beverage tastings, culinary chefs, food, artists, breweries, homebrew demonstrations, Texas wineries, Wine 101 Class and much more. This event is held from 4pm-10pm at Harker Heights Community Park at 1501 East FM 2410. (254) 699-4999. 
Annual Monster Dash 5K Walk/Run, 10K Run, 10K Hand Cycle, Late October:
Individual and team entries are available. The Little Monster Dash is free for children 11 and under. Early registration is available at the Harker Heights Recreation Center at 307 Miller’s Crossing. Teams must register early. Individuals may register beginning at 6:30am on race day. The first race begins at 8am. This event begins and ends at Harker Heights Community Park at 1501 East FM 2410. (254) 953-5657.     
Annual Fort Hood Belton Lake Nature in Lights Trail, Nov-2 Jan:
Over five miles of lighted displays is located at BLORA each Christmas Holiday season. The display is open evenings from approximately the 3rd week in November to January 2nd, from 5:30pm-11pm. Hot chocolate, homemade cookies, seasonal crafts and photos with Santa are available at Santa’s Village; click on the above link for Village dates. From Fort Hood, take Old Ironsides Avenue east to Martin Drive. Go left on Martin Drive and cross the cattle guard; turn right onto North Nolan Road and follow the signs to BLORA.
Annual Frost Fest, A Friday in Dec:
Activities at this free event include a visit from Santa, food vendors, a petting zoo, a super slide, train rides, pony rides, Christmas music, and free hot chocolate and cookies. This event is held from 5:30pm-8:30pm at Carl Levin Park. (254) 953-5657. 400 Miller’s Crossing.
Annual Heights Lights on Parade, 2ndMonday in Dec:
This event is held at 6pm in downtown Harker Heights. (254) 953-5657. 
Harker Heights Farmers Market:
The market is held May-October on Saturdays, 8am-12 noon at the Seton Medical Center at 850 West Central Expressway. (254) 953-5493. Email
Bite the Bagel Deli Cafe:
(254) 699-1502. 480 East Fm 2410. Reviews
Acropolis Greek Cafe:
(254) 219-9859. 360 West Central Expressway. Reviews  

Razzoo's Cajun Cafe:

(254) 680-9920. 201 East Central Texas Expressway. Reviews
Orchid Thai Restaurant:
(254) 680-7014.600 Indian Trail. Reviews