The Georgetown Swirl -SOLD OUT!

visit georgetown swirl event

Gather your friends for a fun evening in Georgetown! The Georgetown Swirl will include tastings from Texas wineries as well as amazing food from local restaurants located inside the fabulous downtown retailer stops. Each attendee will receive a commemorative tasting glass and will have their choice of 10 wine samples and a tasting at each of the participating restaurants. The retail locations will have Swirl shopping specials for guests, so treat yourself to a few things while you’re out swirling around downtown! To read more and get your tickets, go to swirl.georgetown.org

Georgetown Photography Festival

georgetown photography festival

The Fifth Annual Texas Photography Festival will be on Saturday, March 16, 2024, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the Square in Georgetown, Texas! The one-day festival will once again be jam-packed with PHOTO WALKS, educational CLASSES, and the showcase work of our ​Featured Photographers. For all the details, please go to GeorgetownTexasPhotographyFestival.

Color the Sky Kite Day

kite day eventBring your kite and a picnic and enjoy a beautiful day in the Meadow at Garey Park! The City of Georgetown Parks and Recreation Department is hosting a kite-flying event from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 24, in the meadow of Garey Park, 6450 R.M. 2243.

Participants are encouraged to bring a kite and picnic. Park entrance fees are required, and some activities may include a fee.

Garey Park entry fees are required, and some of the activities may include a fee.

Handcrafts Unlimited Quilt Show

HandCrafts Unlimited’s 2024 Quilt Show will feature a silent auction, vendors, raffle quilt,  challenge block, and a tea room. Come check out the beautiful quilts and enjoy a treat from the tea room! March 22 & 23, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. in the Georgetown Community Center in beautiful San Gabriel Park. For more information, please visit handcraftsunlimited.com/2024-georgetown-quilt-show.html

Spring Art Stroll

art stroll eventStroll across the Downtown Georgetown Cultural District to visit and shop at the participating arts and culture venues and view Georgetown’s popular collection of public art murals and sculptures. Enjoy complementary food and beverages exclusively for Art Stroll patrons with an Art Stroll badge, and more. The 2024 Spring Art Stroll will be April 18, 4-8 p.m. Learn more about Georgetown Arts and Culture>>

2024 Red Poppy Festival

 

Red Poppy Logo

April 26-28, 2024

The fun starts blooming on Friday evening when artisans set up their wares, fresh smells waft from food vendors and live music takes center stage.

The festival really blossoms on Saturday when it kicks off with the Poppy Parade and Car Show. Once the engines turn off, the day is yours to make. Kids can get crafts at the Fun Zone and everyone can feast their senses on fine arts, tasty treats and toe-tapping tunes.

The Red Poppy Festival has hosted a who’s who of artists and bands throughout the last few decades and this year promises to be better than ever. With live performances, all three stages will be heating up and turning out the good time vibes.

Friday | 6-9 p.m.

Saturday | 10 a.m. – 11 p.m.

Sunday | 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

For the full schedule and complete details, please go to: RedPoppyFestival.com

Free Admission & All concerts are free! No tickets needed.

4th Of July In San Gabriel Park

People looking at fireworks in honor of Independence Day

The annual Sertoma Club Family July 4 Celebration and fireworks display will be held at San Gabriel Park, July 4. The event is sponsored by the Georgetown Sertoma Club with assistance from the City of Georgetown.

Activities begin at 11 a.m. at San Gabriel Park and will include live entertainment starting at noon. The festival also includes arts and crafts vendors, food vendors including a beer and wine vendor, a petting zoo, classic and antique cars, games, and rides for children and adults. The event concludes with a fireworks show at about 9:30 p.m.

Admission to the event is free; however, there are fees for some activities.

“The Sertoma Club of Georgetown and the City of Georgetown invite you to join us in the beautiful San Gabriel Park located on the San Gabriel River,” Sertoma Club President Bill George said. “This year’s 40th celebration sponsored by Sertoma is partnering with FREEDOM FUN to bring you new and exciting experiences in games, a petting farm, train rides, and many activities, plus more and affordable pricing in wrist bands and individual rides. With an increase in the number of food and craft vendors, we have something for everyone. Classic car displays and other, new items to be announced. Our stage will have entertainment after our kids’ parade starting at 11 a.m. Bring your chairs, enjoy the fun, and stay for the fireworks starting at 9:30 p.m.”

Hometown parade

The July 4th Hometown Parade in San Gabriel Park begins at 11 a.m. at the low water crossing near the College Street bridge and ends at the large pavilion. Participants should gather at 10:30 a.m. at the low water crossing. Kids are encouraged to decorate their wagons or bicycles for the parade. Motorized vehicles and pets are not permitted in the parade. The annual parade is sponsored by the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and will feature Miss Georgetown.

The fireworks display begins at about 9:30 p.m. Fireworks will be launched from the McMaster Athletic Fields on North College Street. Fireworks can be viewed from San Gabriel Park, VFW Park, and other areas in Georgetown. The best entrance to San Gabriel Park for the event is via Morrow Street on North Austin Avenue. Please do not bring dogs to the fireworks show.

Parking

There is limited parking in San Gabriel Park. Attendees also are encouraged to park at Georgetown High School and carpool to San Gabriel Park. Limited handicapped parking is available in the designated area on the south side of San Gabriel Park.

Both the McMaster Fields parking lot and the Parks and Recreation Administration parking lot at North College Street and W.L. Walden Drive will be closed on July 4 due to their proximity to the fireworks fall zone.

College Street and McMaster Fields closure

Due to the fireworks fall zone, North College Street will be closed from about 9 to 11 p.m. Tuesday, July 4, between the traffic circle and Holly Street. Parking, standing, or sitting along that segment of North College Street will not be permitted during this time.

The McMaster Athletic Fields will be closed all day July 4.

For more information, please go to: georgetown4th.org

The Annual Blazin’ Beer Crawl

georgetown beer crawl cheersThe Blazin’ Beer Crawl is a self-paced walking event featuring craft beer tastings inside our Downtown retail stores and restaurants. Ticket holders will receive a map of all of the participating locations and can choose which order to sample and visit merchants. Hot and spicy snacks will be available at various participating merchant locations. Restaurants will have event day specials. Food trucks will be set up for additional food options during the event.

The 2024 Blazin’ Beer Crawl will be on Saturday, August 3. Check back for more information coming soon.

Georgetown Autumn Art Stroll

art stroll event

Stroll across the Downtown Georgetown Cultural District to visit and shop at the participating arts and culture venues and view Georgetown’s popular collection of public art murals and sculptures. Enjoy complementary food and beverages exclusively for Art Stroll patrons with an Art Stroll badge, and more. The 2024 Autumn Art Stroll will be Thursday, October 17, 4-8 p.m. Learn more about Georgetown Arts and Culture>>

 

Veterans Day Ceremony

veterans memorial wall in georgetownThe annual Veterans Day Ceremony in Georgetown is held at the Georgetown-Williamson County Veterans Memorial Plaza, 2 Texas Drive. All veterans and their families attending will be recognized, and several veterans will participate in the program.

Parking is available at the Sun City Social Center at 2 Texas Drive and across the street at the Activities Center at 1 Texas Drive. Seven hundred folding chairs will be placed at the memorial for event seating. Guests also may bring a folding chair and sit at the plaza under the trees.

The Sun City Community Association will serve refreshments on the Social Center patio after the ceremony.

The event is free and open to the public. In case of rain, the event will be held in the ballroom at the Social City Social Center, 2 Texas Drive.

More information available here.

 

Annual Field of Honor

flags field of honor

Hosted by THE ROTARY CLUB OF GEORGETOWN, TX FOUNDATION, the Field of Honor® is a dramatic, emotion-filled display of over 1,200+ full-size, 3′ x 5′ US flags, that honors and benefits military (past and present) and first responders. The Rotary Club of Georgetown’s signature event will take your breath away as the flags wave in unison. Each flag is available for purchase and dedication in honor of veterans, active or reserve duty military, first responders, K9 Units, and Equestrian heroes! Flags can also be designated to the POW/MIA section of the field or you can “Adopt a Hero.” This dramatic tribute exemplifies the Rotary motto of “Service Above Self” on the part of our heroes. It is FREE to visit the Field of Honor® that is open to all 24/7 throughout the week of the event.

For the full schedule of events and information on how to purchase a flag, please go to: https://georgetowntxfieldofhonor.org/

 

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43rd Annual Christmas Stroll

santa at christmas stroll

Come to the Annual Christmas Stroll on the Downtown Square!

For the complete schedule and more information, please go to thegeorgetownsquare.com/Christmas-Stroll—Guests.html.

Sponsored by the Downtown Georgetown Association.

 

 

The Annual Lighting of the Square | Downtown Holiday Lights

lighting of the squareKick-off the holiday season with our annual Lighting of the Square, traditionally held at 5:30 p.m. the Friday after Thanksgiving! The 2024 Lighting of the Square will be on November 29. The downtown holiday lights will remain lit every evening through January 1.

This is a free event. For more information, email specialevents@georgetown.org or call 512-930-6534.

The event location is 103 West Seventh Street.

Free parking lots are located at:

  • Fifth Street and Austin Avenue
  • Sixth and Main Streets
  • Seventh and Rock Streets
  • Tenth and Main Streets
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. and Seventh Streets
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. and Eighth Streets
  • Parking garage located at Fourth and Rock Streets

Best of Georgetown Contest

Exciting news to announce! Starting this year, say hello to “Georgetown’s Best,” brought to you by HelloGeorgetown.com which will be taking the place of the Best of Georgetown contest. The Best of Georgetown will be discontinued by the City of Georgetown and the annual awards will instead be taking a new and exciting direction with HelloGeorgetown.com! We invite you to participate by nominating and voting in this new contest! Your involvement will play a crucial role in highlighting and celebrating the outstanding businesses in Georgetown!

The new contest will begin on Wednesday, November 15, 2023. To view more details regarding Georgetown’s Best, please visit GeorgetownsBest.com!

If you have any questions, please email hello@hellogeorgetown.com.


Congratulations to the 2022 Best of Georgetown Contest Winners:

Best Overall Restaurant
1. Blue Corn Harvest Bar & Grill
2. Wildfire
3. The Golden Rule

Best Lunch Spot
1. Sweet Lemon Kitchen
2. BiG Cafe and Shop – Brookwood in Georgetown
3. Mikey V’s Tacos On The Square and Hot Sauce Shop

Best Hamburger
1. Dale’s Essenhaus
2. Hat Creek Burger Company
3. P. Terry’s Burger Stand

Best Comfort Food
1. Monument Cafe
2. Blue Corn Harvest Bar & Grill
3. Goodfolks

Best Mexican/Tex-Mex
1. Dos Salsas
2. El Monumento
3. Masfajitas

Best Ethnic Food (Non-Mexican/Tex-Mex)
1.Tony & Luigi’s
2. Plaka Greek Cafe
3. Ichiro Asian Bistro & Wine Bar

Best Vegetarian
1. Sweet Lemon Kitchen
2. Blue Corn Harvest Bar & Grill
3. CAVA

Best Barbecue
1. Jimmy Vega’s Smokehouse
2. The Pit Barbecue
3. Smokey Mo’s BBQ

Best Pizza
1. 600 Degrees Pizzeria
2. Firo Fire Kissed Pizza
3. Roots

Best Catering
1. Sweet Lemon Kitchen
2. CJ’s Catering
3. Pok-e-Jo’s

Best Dessert
1. Galaxy Bakery & CoffeeHouse
2. The Baked Bear
3. Sweet Lemon Kitchen

Best Coffee/Tea
1. 309 Coffee
2. HTeaO
3. Lamppost Coffee

Best Happy Hour
1. El Monumento
2. The Golden Rule
3. Blue Corn Harvest Bar & Grill

Best Margarita
1. El Monumento
2. Dos Salsas
3. Blue Corn Harvest Bar & Grill

Best Wine
1. Körk Wine Bar
2. Georgetown Winery
3. Grape Creek Winery

Best Beer
1. Rentsch Brewery
2. Mesquite Creek Outfitters
3. 600 Degrees Pizzeria

Best Kid Friendly Restaurant
1. Hat Creek Burger Company
2. Chick-Fil-A
3. Dale’s Essenhaus

Best Boutique
1. BiG Cafe and Shop – Brookwood in Georgetown
Georgetown
2. Lark & Owl Booksellers
3. The Escape Fine Crafts & Gifts

Best Florist
1. The Flower Box
2. H-E-B Blooms, Williams Drive
3. A Matter of Taste Florist

Best Gift/Specialty Store
1. BiG Cafe and Shop – Brookwood in
Georgetown
2. Lark & Owl Booksellers
3. The Escape Fine Crafts and Gifts

Best Women’s Hair Cut
1. Posh Salon
2. Grow Salon + Wine Bar
3. Razmataz Salon

Best Men’s Hair Cut
1. Georgetown Barbershop
2. Papa Frank’s Hair Designs
3. Dapper Barber Shop

Best Spa
1. Renew Med Spa
2. Bespoke Medical Aesthetics & Wellness
3. Spa Luxe

Best Bank/Credit Union
1. First Texas Bank
2. A+ Federal Credit Union
3. Chase Bank

Best Vehicle Repair
1. Gene’s Auto Repair & Service Center
2. Christian Brothers Automotive Georgetown
3. Georgetown Interstate Transmission & Auto Repair

Best Computer Repair
1. A-1 Smartphone & Tablet Repair
2. Click Computers
3. Best Buy

Best Doctor/Dentist
1. Monica Goldenberg, DDS, MS
2. Kelly Gonzales, DDS
3. Paul A. Berg, MD

Best Medical/Dental Facility
1. Smile Doctors Orthodontics
2. Star Smiles Pediatric Dentistry
3. RR Dentistry

Best Veterinary/Pet Services
1. Georgetown Veterinary Hospital
2. Zoot Pet Hospital + Luxury Boarding
3. Animal Hospital of Georgetown

Best Home/Appliance Repair
1. Alpha Omega Appliance Services
2. Georgetown Air Conditioning & Heating
3. GTX Plumbing

Best Yard Services
1. American Irrigation Repair, LLC
2. Felix Landscaping
3. TCB Quality Landscaping, Inc.

Best Office Services/Printer
1. Roberts Printing Company
2. D&L Printing
3. Minuteman Press

Best Dry Cleaner
1. Bell Embroidery & Alterations & Tuxedo Rentals & Cleaners
2. Rick’s Cleaners
3. Jack Brown Cleaners, Williams Drive

Best Hotel/Inn/Bed & Breakfast
1. Sheraton Austin Georgetown
Hotel & Conference Center

2. San Gabriel House Bed & Breakfast
3. Scurlock Farms

Best Photographer/Videographer
1. Ron Parks Photography
2. Rudy Ximenez – RSX Studios
3. My Sweet Pea Photography

Best Real Estate Agency/Group
1. Keller Williams Realty Lone Star
2. Century 21 Hellmann Stribling
3. The Stacy Group, LLC

Best Real Estate Individual Agent
1.Tom Catlin
2. Monica Atherton
3. Caitlin McLean

Best Meeting/Event Venue
1. Georgetown Public Library
2. Sheraton Austin Georgetown Hotel & Conference Center
3. Reunion Ranch

Best Wedding Venue
1. Wish Well House
2. Garey House
3. Reunion Ranch

Best Live Entertainment
1. The Georgetown Palace Theatre
2. Barrels & Amps
3. Dale’s Essenhaus

Best Date Spot
1. The Golden Rule
2. Wildfire
3. City Post

Best Place to Take Kids
1. Sweet Eats Fruit Farm
2. San Gabriel Park
3. Garey Park

Best Place to View Art
1. Georgetown Art Center
2. Georgetown Public Library
3. The Escape Fine Crafts & Gifts

Best Place to Volunteer/Give
1. The Caring Place
2. R.O.C.K. – Ride On Center for Kids
3. BiG Cafe and Shop – Brookwood in Georgetown