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Giddings celebrates its Sesquicentennial in 2021
150 Years of Giddings Friday July 2 - Sunday July 4!

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

FRIDAY JULY 2, 2021

5:00pm-10:00pm   Grimes Street Music Fest
live music and dancing around the Courthouse Square just like the good ol' days. Featuring Texas Unlimited Band and the Lost Cause Band.

Courthouse Square. 200 S. Main St., Giddings


SATURDAY JULY 3, 2021

8:00am-8:20am 1K Fun Run
Run, White and Blue 5K

Family fun and all ages event. Wear your favorite patriotic attire.

Fisherman's Park in Bastrop TX


9:30am-1:30pm Rejuvenation Sidewalk Sale
Check out all the great items on sale at Rejuvenation just across Hwy 77 from the Courthouse.

179 S. Main St., Giddings


10:00am-4:00pm Vendors, Arts&Crafts Fair and More
enjoy vendors of all kinds and activities around the Courthouse Square, as well as a short program commemorating Giddings 150th year.

Courthouse Square. 200 S. Main St., Giddings


10:00am - 4:00pm Walk of History Tours
at Giddings City Hall

118 E. Richmond St, Giddings


10:00am-4:00pm Free Tours of Lee County Museum
learn all about the history of Lee County and Giddings by touring the historic Schubert-Fletcher House!

Fletcher House. 181 E. Hempstead. Courthouse Square, Giddings



3:30pm-5:15pm American Chamber Music Concert
The repertoire is Adagio for Strings, Theme and variations for flute and strings.

Festival Hill Concert Hall, 248 Jaster Road,
Round Top TX


3:00pm-7:00pm In Time Band at Busted Oak Cellars
In Time Band will be playing at Busted Oak Cellars from 3-7. IN TIME BAND is a very popular classic rock band in West Houston. They play anything from Adele to the B-52s and The Cars. You will be singing and dancing all afternoon long.

6195 Round Top Rd, Carmine, TX


4:40pm-6:30pm Wine at the Wendish Museum Garden
Wine tasting and museum tours sponsored by the Busted Oak Cellars and the Texas Wendish Heritage Society. Wine tasting is complimentary. Museum tours are $5 for adults and children 12 years and older. Free to members and children under 12.

1011 CR 212, Giddings


7:30pm-9:15pm Texas Festival Orchestra
The conductor is Michelle Merrill. Hear the Coriolan Overture Op 62, Sinfonia Concertante in E-Flat K364, Symphony No 1 in C Op 21.

Festival Hill Concert Hall, 248 Jaster Road,
Round Top TX


7:30pm Blues Posse Live at Neighbors Kitchen
and Yard

601 Chestnut Street, Building C, Bastrop TX






SUNDAY JULY 4, 2021

8:00am Firemen's Feast
The GVFD is cooking up barbecue at the park for sale.
Firemens Park off Hwy 290, Giddings


10:30am 171st Fourth of July Parade in Round Top
An old fashioned tradition and the
longest-running parade west of the Mississippi

Starts at Round Top Rifle Hall off of FM 1457 in Round Top. Winds around town and returns to Rifle Hall.


7:00pm Fury on the Fourth Bullriding
Bull Riding where top rodeo cowboys compete for cash prizes. Kids Mutton Bustin' (4-6years, 60lbs or less).

Sheriffs Posse Rodeo Arena on Hwy 290, Giddings


At dark - Fireworks in the Park
A spectacular show of fireworks by the GVFD

Firemens Park on Hwy 290, Giddings







30+ Dining Options

Mexican food - Barbecue -
Home Cookin' - Chinese - Pizza & Deli - Sandwich Shop - Vietnamese 
Ice Cream Emporium - Home-made Burgers - and Fast Foods


Giddings has a huge number of dining options for a small community.  You can find all kinds of great local fare from award-winning barbecue straight off the pit to home-made soups, crisp salads, ethnic delicacies and our very own Ice-Cream Emporium, serving Texas best Blue Bell.



Fun Hometown Events

County Fair - Rodeos & Bull Riding
Grimes Street Music Fest
Book Festival - Wendish Fest -
Sip & Shop Christmas Market
Christmas at the Courthouse




This is rural Texas and we've got all the Texas great events. Try our local County Fair on the third weekend of May for great music, food and fun carnival rides, as well as some surprises like racing and swimming pigs. Our Giddings Rodeo happens in April and the exciting Bull Riding Events stir up excitement on the 4th of July. The Grimes Street Music Fest kicks off the July activities on the 3rd with an old fashioned music-and-street-dance off the courthouse square.






Attractions

County Courthouse - City Murals - 911 GVFD Memorial -  Parks -
Lee County Museum -
Veterans Honor Memorial

See all of our wonderful attractions in Giddings from the 1899 County Courthouse and right next door the Lee County Museum, located in the 1878 Schubert-Fletcher House. We love our military and first responders in Giddings, so check out the Veterans Honor Memorial at Veteran's Park and the 911 Memorial at the Fire Station. There are many wonderful murals in town, including the Depression Era mural inside the Post Office and the "Businesses of Giddings" mural in its parking lot. This particular mural has 12 hidden items in it, can you find them all?



History & Heritage

Wendish Painted Church -
Arnold Smith Arrowheads -
Hilton Smith Baseball Collection - First Presbyterian Church - Historical Markers




Giddings is full of history and heritage. Visit the Wendish Museum and St. Paul's Lutheran Painted Church in Serbin (Giddings) to learn about our early settlers from Germany, or the grave of Wild Bill Longley the notorious gun man who had to be hung three times in the Giddings Cemetery. You can also see the largest arrowhead collection in the state of Texas at our Giddings Library as well as a baseball display of Hilton Lee Smith, a hometown hero from the Baseball Hall of Fame.

Giddings Video produced by FSP Creative Media Services, Frank Smith &
ND Films, Deacon Manning
Also see Frank Smith's Facebook Page


Giddings Chamber of Commerce
183 E. Hempstead
Giddings, TX 78942
Located in the Lee County Museum, off the Courthouse Square

Contact:  (979) 542-3455
Chamber email:  chambergiddings@gmail.com
Tourism email:  giddingschamber@gmail.com






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