2020 Red Poppy Festival canceled

The 21st annual Red Poppy Festival, which was rescheduled from April to October, has been canceled due to concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic. City Council unanimously directed staff to cancel the event during its July 14 meeting. “We reluctantly canceled POPPtober fest out of an abundance of caution for public safety. It was clear we … Continue reading “2020 Red Poppy Festival canceled”

Red Poppy Festival goes virtual

The 21st annual Red Poppy Festival is going virtual due to COVID-19. While the festival has been rescheduled to Oct. 23-25, the City is offering an interim virtual festival for fans to celebrate from home. The online festival will include live music from Dysfunkshun Junkshun, a video replay of the 2019 Red Poppy Parade, and … Continue reading “Red Poppy Festival goes virtual”

Mark Chesnutt to headline Red Poppy Festival

This year the City of Georgetown celebrates the Red Poppy Festival with Saturday night headliner country music singer Mark Chesnutt. Chesnutt’s No. 1 singles include “Brother Jukebox,” “I’ll Think of Something,” “It Sure is Monday,” and “I Just Wanted You to Know.” This signature festival on the Most Beautiful Town Square in Texas runs April … Continue reading “Mark Chesnutt to headline Red Poppy Festival”

Lighting of the Square on Nov. 29

Celebrate the holiday season at the annual Lighting of the Square event on the day after Thanksgiving, Friday, Nov. 29.  The event will be held on the east steps of the historic Williamson County Courthouse, 710 S. Main St. The festivities include entertainment from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Mayor Dale Ross and Williamson County Judge … Continue reading “Lighting of the Square on Nov. 29”

U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree Day event on Nov. 17

The U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree will make a stop in Georgetown on Nov. 17 on its way to Washington, D.C., from Carson National Forest in New Mexico. The tree will be parked on Main Street between Seventh and Eighth streets from 4-5 p.m. To celebrate, the City is hosting U.S. Capitol Tree Day in Georgetown … Continue reading “U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree Day event on Nov. 17”

Vote for the Best of Georgetown, TX in September

Where is the best boutique in Georgetown? Where is the best live entertainment? The best hotel or bed and breakfast? The best hair cut? Tell us your favorites during the month of September in the Best of Georgetown, TX contest. This year’s contest will have two phases— a nominations phase and a voting phase. Nominations … Continue reading “Vote for the Best of Georgetown, TX in September”

Georgetown to host thousands at statewide tennis tournament

The United States Tennis Association announced this week that Georgetown won the three-year bid to host the Texas Slam, one of the largest junior tennis tournaments in the country. Approximately 1,000 participants ages 11 to 18 compete in the annual tournament. Georgetown submitted a proposal to host the 2020-22 Texas Slam tournament. A special selection … Continue reading “Georgetown to host thousands at statewide tennis tournament”

Music on the Square Summer Concerts start June 14

The Music on the Square summer concerts start on Friday, June 14, on the Courthouse lawn. These free concerts start at 6:30 p.m. each Friday, with the exception of First Fridays, in June, July and August. Bring a lawn chair or blanket, grab dinner-to-go from a local restaurant, and enjoy an evening of great live … Continue reading “Music on the Square Summer Concerts start June 14”

Parking, shuttle options for Red Poppy Festival

The City of Georgetown is offering a variety of options for visitors to get to the 20th annual Red Poppy Festival this weekend. The City’s signature event on the most beautiful town square in Texas kicks off Friday, April 26, at 6 p.m. Several free public parking lots are available throughout downtown, as well as … Continue reading “Parking, shuttle options for Red Poppy Festival”

Red Poppy Festival in downtown Georgetown on April 26-28

Celebrate the 20th anniversary of the City’s signature event on the most beautiful town square in Texas at the Red Poppy Festival. The festival kicks off on Friday night and runs through Sunday with three days of music, entertainment, family fun, and features more than 120 arts and craft vendors. Pat Green is the headliner … Continue reading “Red Poppy Festival in downtown Georgetown on April 26-28”

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