Elgin Sesquicentennial

elgin 150 logo-sign and banner

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 infoetx150@gmail.com or give us a call at (512) 229-3227.

Sesquicentennial Events 

See list of events here

Community Reminders

June ETX Reminders

We need volunteers!


Western Days Festival
Founder's Day Birthday Bash

Downtown 78621 

Spring 2022 Edition

Elgin Sesquicentennial

June 23 Annual Swedish Midsummer and Reunion

June 25 Western Days Parade   

Western Days

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June 2 Celebrate Independence Day, Saturday, July 2 at the Elgin VFW

August 25 Founders Day

Sesquicentennial Committee
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.

see list here 

Hatitude 2022

Hatitude 2022 honored Sister Ruby J. Simms on Feb. 4, 2022. Everyone showed up in their best attire at the elegant event. 

Hatitude 2022 picture slideshow
Celebrating Black History Month Saturday, February 5th  

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

Downtown Elgin

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)