Some streets in Georgetown’s Square will be closed March 10-11 as festivities begin for the Williamson County 175th Birthday Celebration.

“This weekend is a very important weekend in the life of Williamson County,” County Judge Bill Gravell said.

Main Street in Georgetown between Seventh and Eighth streets will be closed all day March 10. Meanwhile, Ninth Street between Austin and Main streets will be closed March 10-11.

Activities will begin March 10 with a formal ceremony on the east side of the Williamson County Courthouse at 2 p.m., when officials will recite the Pledge of Allegiance and hear the National Anthem, during which a flyover will occur. This will be followed by a cake cutting, which will be served in the courthouse on a first-come, first-served basis at 2:30 p.m.

A variety of music and dance performances will be held on two stages from 2:30-6:30 p.m. Tours of the historic courthouse will be held from 2-5 p.m. The party will wrap up at 7:30 p.m. with a laser light show.

On March 11 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Williamson County birthday-themed market days will be held. Activities include face painting, train rides, children’s inflatables, and arts and crafts booths.

On both days from noon-4 p.m., the public can contribute to the new mural going up on the side of the county’s tax building at 904 S. Main St. No experience is necessary to paint the mural, which will be divided into three sections with volunteers assisting those who stop by. Following the event, artist Yasaman Mehrsa will finish the mural, and a dedication ceremony will be held during the Georgetown Springs Arts Stroll on April 20.