150 Years in the Making!

Celebrate 150 years of history and fun in the Best Historic Small Town in America!

Granbury’s 150th birthday celebration will kick off Thursday evening, November 4th at Granbury Live on the Square with a Texas history discussion by award-winning best-selling author, playwright, and lecturer, Stephen Harrigan. Mr. Harrigan will be discussing, “What I learned while researching Big Wonderful Thing, a History of Texas”  This presentation is sponsored by The Bridge Street History Center and is a part of their Ramay-Macatee Lecture Series. Mr. Harrigan will be signing his book, “Big Wonderful Thing at Dub’s Place, (formerly Celebration Hall) after his presentation. 

On Saturday and Sunday, November 6th and 7th, Dub’s Place, (formerly Celebration Hall) will also be the location of an event we are very excited to present. The first annual Dan and Judy Coates Memorial Invitational Art Show and Sale will be proudly displaying the work of nine great Western artists and sculptors. Come meet the artists and appreciate their work all day Saturday and Sunday. Perhaps you may even take a beautiful work of art with you to enjoy in your own home. 

At 10:00 Saturday morning, November 6th, Mayor Jim Jarratt will open the celebration by welcoming everyone to our big weekend party and festival at Langdon Center for Cultural Arts (one block east of the courthouse square) and invite everyone to celebrate with a piece of birthday cake at 2:30pm. A birthday party isn’t really a party without a birthday cake. Since it’s Granbury’s really BIG birthday party, were celebrating in a big way with a special birthday cake.

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There will be fun for the whole family at Langdon Center with our historically-themed celebration. Since this is a historically themed event, period attire from the 1870s is encouraged. There will be a period costume contest with prizes! If historic costumes aren’t your thing, you’d fit in very well with your western or cowboy look.