The City of Elgin is hosting a year-long Sesquicentennial celebration in honor of the community’s founding in 1872. 2022 is a year for the entire community to commemorate, educate and celebrate the rich history and highlight the cultural fabric of the last one 150 years. Join the celebration for the Elgin Sesquicentennial – attend an upcoming event, highlight 150 years of Elgin in your business during Founder's Month in August, proudly display a yard sign, and volunteer throughout the year. Follow us on Facebook @etx150. For more information on all things #etx150, connect with us by emailing email@example.com or give us a call at (512) 229-3227.
We need volunteers!
June 25 Western Days Parade
June 2 Celebrate Independence Day, Saturday, July 2 at the Elgin VFW
August 25 Founders Day
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Elgin will be 150 years old in 2022 –City Council appointed a Sesquicentennial committee to develop a plan for celebrating the 150th anniversary which includes projects, and events in partnership with organizations and businesses throughout the community.
Hatitude 2022 honored Sister Ruby J. Simms on Feb. 4, 2022. Everyone showed up in their best attire at the elegant event.
March Sip Shop & Stroll
We had the Elgin High School choir perform at Nofsinger House (better known as City Hall) for Sip Shop and Stroll as part of the Elgin Sesquicentennial celebration. View the video of that performance here.
Enjoy Sip Shop and Stroll from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. every second Thursday of the month in Downtown Elgin!
CELEBRATE ELGIN'S 150 Years in 2022
June 10-11 JUNETEENTH CELEBRATION
Street Dance, Parade and Festival Depot and Veterans’ Park 10am-6pm
June 19 JUNETEENTH ON JUNETEENTH
Celebrate Juneteenth with a Candlelight Ceremony. Thomas Memorial Park, 7 pm
June 23 ANNUAL SWEDISH MIDSUMMER AND REUNION
This year the Swedish Association of Elgin and vicinity will celebrate its 75th anniversary with the annual event
June 24-25 WESTERN DAYS PARADE & FESTIVAL
Parade and Family Friendly Festival. Elgin Memorial Park, 10 am - 6 pm
July 2 INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION
Patriotic festivities and fireworks. Veterans of Foreign War Hall (VFW), 3 pm - dark
Aug. 20 ELGIN FOUNDERS DAY
Founders Day Birthday Bash. Booker T. Washington (BTW) School, 10 am - 2 pm
Oct. 20-21 HOGEYE FESTIVAL WEEKEND
Celebrating Hogeye all day! Downtown 10am - 6 pm
Nov. 1 DIA DE LOS MUERTOS
Nov. 5 TEXAS ARBOR DAY
Elgin Memorial Park
Nov. 12 VETERANS APPRECIATION PARADE
Downtown, 10 a.m.
Dec. 3 LIGHTED CHRISTMAS PARADE & HOT COCOA STROLL
ETX 150 Time Capsule Dedication, Hot Cocoa Stroll & Lighted Parade. Depot Street & Downtown, Time Capsule at 1:50 pm, Parade at 6 pm
Dec. 31 ETX 150 NEW YEARS EVE CELEBRATION FIREWORKS
Veterans of Foreign War Hall (VFW)