18 community events to see in Georgetown in 2018


Updated Jan. 23 at 8:45 a.m.

From festivals to Christmas strolls, the Georgetown area features a variety of events throughout the year.

Jan. 16

Georgetown Chamber of Commerce Annual Awards
The awards banquet honors local businesses and leaders. Tickets include dinner and two drinks. 6-9 p.m.  $75.Sheraton Austin Georgetown Hotel and Conference Center, 1101 Woodlawn Ave. 512-930-3535.

Feb. 3 

Cupid’s Chase 5K and Fun Run
The 23rd annual Cupid’s Chase has participants running, jogging and walking through downtown Georgetown. 7:30 a.m. $15 (fun run), $25 (5K). The Square, 701 S. Main St. 512-930-2027.


Feb. 18

Georgetown Bridal Show
The event features vendors, prizes, fashion shows and seminars. noon-4 p.m. $10. Sheraton Austin Georgetown Texas Hotel and Conference Center, 1101 Woodlawn Ave. 512-930-3535. www.georgetownbridalshow.com

March 3

The Georgetown Swirl
Sample Texas wines while listening to jazz music and tasting foods from local restaurants during the ninth annual event. 6-9 p.m. $50. The Square, 701 S. Main St. 512-930-2027. swirl.georgetown.org


March 24

Easter Eggstravaganza
Children are grouped by age to hunt for candy and toy-filled eggs. Children who find a golden egg win a grand prize in their age division. 9 a.m. Free. San Gabriel Park, 445 E. Morrow St. 512-930-3595.

Red Poppy Festival

April 27-29 

Red Poppy Festival
The city celebrates the red wildflowers in Georgetown with the three-day festival featuring concerts as well as arts and crafts booths and parades. The event also features a street dance on Saturday night. Times vary. Free. The Square, 710 S. Main St. 800-436-8696. www.redpoppyfest.com

May 11

Annual spring golf tournament
The event, hosted by the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce, features awards and door prizes, and the entry fee includes a tee time, a golf cart, refreshments, lunch and dinner. 11:30 a.m. $150. Cowan Creek Golf Club, 1433 Cool Spring Way. 512-930-3535.


May 27

Bar-Bid-Cue fundraiser
The Georgetown Chamber of Commerce’s largest fundraiser of the year, includes dinner, silent and live auctions, and live music. 5:30-9 p.m. Price TBD. Reunion Ranch, 850 CR 255. 512-930-3535. www.barbidcue.com

Sertoma Fourth of July Celebration

July 4

Sertoma Fourth of July Celebration
More than 50,000 visitors gather for the annual fireworks display in San Gabriel Park. There is a petting zoo, a parade, live entertainment and vendor booths. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Free. San Gabriel Park, 445 E Morrow St. www.gtxsertoma.org

Aug. 3

All Stars Adults with Disabilities Dance
The Georgetown Parks and Recreation Department hosts several dances throughout the year for adults with disabilities. The All Stars dance includes dancing, entertainment, food and drinks. Attendees must be accompanied by a family member or caregiver. Time TBD. $5. Georgetown Community Center in San Gabriel Park, 445 E. Morrow St. 512-930-3596.

Sept. 8

K-9 Kerplunk
Both dogs and their humans are invited to this pool party to celebrate the end of summer in Georgetown.
10 a.m.-noon. $5. Georgetown Recreation Center Outdoor Pool, 1003 N. Austin Ave. 512-930-3596.

September (date TBD)

Georgetown Wine & Music Festival
The Downtown Georgetown Association hosts its annual event featuring local musicians as well as wine and food tastings. Tickets include a souvenir wine glass and punch card that allows participants to try each winery plus one bonus taste. Time TBD. Price TBD. The Square, 701 S. Main St. 512-639-8719.
www thegeorgetownsquare.com

October (date TBD)

50 Fellas Foodfest
In this competition to raise money for the Georgetown ISD Education Foundation, 50 teams of two men whip up either an appetizer, entree or dessert for the public to sample and then vote on. Time TBD. Price TBD. GTU Jet Hangar, 600 S Hangar Drive. 512-943-1886. www.gisdedfound.org



Oct. 25

Halloween festival
The City of Georgetown Parks and Recreation Department’s 23rd annual festival features games, a hayride, pumpkin painting, a costume contest and more. 5:30-8:30 p.m. Free. Georgetown Community Center, 445 E. Morrow St. 512-930-3596.

Oct. 28

Boo Bash and Trunk or Treat
Shop and listen to live music while children trick or treat on the Square. 12-4 p.m. Free. The Square, 701 S. Main St. 512-868-8675.

Nov. 11 

Veterans Day Ceremony
Hosted by the Sun City Texas Community Association, the annual one-hour ceremony honors veterans. 11 a.m. Free. Georgetown-Williamson County Veterans Memorial Plaza, 2 Texas Drive. 512-948-7700. www.sctexas.org

November (date TBD)

Lighting of the Square
Kick off the holidays with the annual event that illuminates downtown with lights. 5:30 p.m. Free. The Square, 701 S. Main St. 512-930-2027.

Dec. 2

Christmas Stroll
The annual Christmas event feature arts and crafts and food vendors as well as a parade. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Free. The Square, 701 S. Main St. 512-868-8675. www.thegeorgetownsquare.com

Correction: A previous version of this story listed an incorrect start time for the Georgetown Bridal Show. 


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Carlie Porterfield
A San Marcos native and third-generation journalist, Carlie Porterfield joined Community Impact as a reporter in May 2016 after graduating from Texas State University with a journalism degree. After covering political, business and school district news in Buda and Kyle for over a year, she made the transition to the Georgetown editorial team, where she is responsible for Williamson County coverage. Before her time with Community Impact, Porterfield had bylines in the Austin American-Statesman, the San Marcos Record and Texas State's student paper, the University Star.
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