Garland Heritage Celebration 2017: Hats Off to Garland!
Saturday, April 22, 2017
4 to 8 p.m.
State Street, Downtown Garland
Celebrate Garland’s rich history on Saturday, April 22, 2017 as Downtown Garland hosts the fourth annual Garland Heritage Celebration. This year the celebration will take place on State Street between Fifth and Sixth Streets next to the historic Downtown Square. The day will feature musical entertainment, historic and comedic lectures, and fun for the whole family.
The public is invited to learn more about Garland’s historic Downtown by visiting the many themed events at this year’s celebration, including a special exhibit in the lobby of the Plaza Theatre as well as guided tours of historic Main Street. Everyone is invited to ride Mo, the mechanical bull and participate in this year's scavenger hunt. Live music and children’s activities are also planned.
LECTURE SERIES SCHEDULE at the Plaza Theatre
5:30 p.m. Rose-Mary Rumbley "Garland, A City with Everything"
6:30 p.m. Thatcher Freund "Why Your Story Matters"
LIVE MUSIC SCHEDULE on State Street
4 p.m. Brian Lynn Jones and the Misfit Cowboys
6 p.m. Petty Theft A Tom Petty Tribute Band
HISTORIC MAIN STREET TOUR SCHEDULE
4:30 p.m. Walking Tour begins at the corner of Sixth & Main Streets
5:30 p.m. Walking Tour begins at the corner of Sixth & Main Streets
HISTORIC HOME TOUR INFORMATION on Saturday, April 22
Home tours will take place from 12-4 p.m. on Eleventh Street between Avenue B and Avenue D. The homes represent the historic Travis College Hill, originally platted in 1913.
The homes on tour were built in the early days of the last century. They include Garland’s Historic Pace House, formerly a City of Garland event center. It was moved from behind city hall and onto South 11th Street in late 2014. The Queen Anne-inspired home has been refurbished and has returned to residential usage.