175th Anniversary Events

photo by Claire McCormack

Schedule of Events for 2022

Fredericksburg’s 175th Anniversary Grand Finale Weekend

May 5-8, 2022

The weekend will include:

 

Thursday, May 5 - FHS Auditorium 

6:00 p.m. Community-wide worship service for National Day of Prayer and commemorating Fredericksburg’s 175th anniversary 

Friday, May 6 - Marktplatz

9:00 am to 5:00 pm Indian Market Day Vendors (no admission fee)

Friday, May 6 - Gillespie County Fairgrounds

6:00 pm “Lasting Friendship” ceremony – seating in the grandstand (free)

7:15 pm Cowboy cookout serving begins – sausage and potatoes (by donation)

7:30 pm Beard contest winners announced 

8:00 pm Music on the outdoor stage begins (no admission fee)

9:30 pm 175th Grand Finale Fireworks visible from fairgrounds

10:00 pm Music resumes on the outdoor stage  

Friday, May 6 - Lady Bird Municipal Park

9:30 pm 175th Grand Finale Fireworks (rain date is Friday, May 13) (no admission fee) 

Saturday, May 7 - National Museum of the Pacific War 

9:00 am to 5:00 pm Exhibit of the 1847 Meusebach-Comanche Peace Treaty (on loan from the Texas State Library and Archives Commission) (no admission fee)

Saturday, May 7 - Main Street 

10:00 am  175th anniversary parade on Main Street

Saturday, May 7 - Pioneer Museum

11:00 am to 3:00 pm Food, entertainment and cultural interpretation for families to celebrate Founders’ Day (free admission to museum and grounds for Founders’ Day – food and beverages available for purchase)
“Main Street Mockingbirds” book launch – come meet the author, illustrator and sculptor.

12 noon Free community ice cream social on the grounds

Saturday, May 7 - Marktplatz

9:00 am to 5:00 pm Indian Market Day Vendors (no admission fee)

3:00 pm to 5:00 pm Traditional Comanche Dancers (no admission fee)

5:00 pm to 11:00 pm Pat’s Hall Night (no admission fee)

Sunday, May 8 - National Museum of the Pacific War 

9:00 am to 5:00 pm Exhibit of the 1847 Meusebach-Comanche Peace Treaty (on loan from the Texas State Library and Archives Commission for a two day exhibition) (no admission fee)

Sunday, May 8 - Marktplatz

11:00 am Commemoration of the 175th anniversary of the Vereins Kirche, reading of the peace treaty, and wreath laying at Meusebach bust in front of Vereins Kirche (no admission fee)

Noon to 1:00 pm  Pioneers’ Dinner – for descendants of the original pioneers listed on the 1850 Fredericksburg census who are 75 years and older (no charge for meal; reservations required at 830-990-8441 by April 22)