It’s not by chance that downtown Georgtown is a destination for residents and visitors alike. Through concentrated efforts and careful planning, the heart of Georgetown continues to improve and thrive, growing each year as the bustling city center it was intended to be.
Georgetown’s Cultural District is a 40-block area of downtown which contains the Williamson County Courthouse as well as more than 100 restaurants, wineries, shops, and galleries. Arts and cultural facilities anchor the Cultural district, including the Palace Theatre, the Georgetown Public Library, the Georgetown Arts Center, and the Williamson Museum.
With Georgetown’s rich history, beautiful art, and cultural elements all conveniently located in one central area, it’s no wonder Georgetown is known as the Most beautiful Town Square in Texas.
These events are open to the public.
Blazin’ Beer Crawl
Blazin’ Beer Crawl is held annually on the Georgetown Square to help support local businesses and ensure the continued beauty and architectural integrity of the downtown district.
Breakfast Bites is a quarterly meeting of the Georgetown Main Street Program to learn about updates from downtown partner organizations and new businesses in the downtown district that have opened or are under construction.
The Georgetown Swirl is a Texas Downtown Association (TDA) President’s Award-winning Texas wine, local food and downtown shopping celebration, on the Georgetown Square.
Lighting of the Square
Each year, the Lighting of the Square kicks off the holiday season with traditional carolers, hot chocolate and cookies and a mass countdown to switching on thousands of lights on rooftops and the courthouse.
Red Poppy Festival
One of Georgetown’s most beloved annual events, Red Poppy Festival kicks off with a street dance followed by a weekend of live music, student performances, artisan booths, an eclectic and amazing food court, a classic car show and the hometown parade.
For our downtown businesses, the Business Retention and Expansion Program (BR&E) is an excellent source of information, resources and assistance.