Courthouse Community Events

When the Texas Historical Commission (THC) launched its Texas Main Street Program (TMSP) in 1981, many historic downtowns across the state were desolate. Vacant and neglected, they lacked the vitality of bygone years when downtowns pulsed and Main Streets bustled. Similarly, Texas’ historic courthouses—some of the most iconic structures in the state—had significantly deteriorated due to years of inadequate maintenance, insensitive modifications, and weather-related damage. But thanks to the success of two THC programs—TMSP and the Texas Historic Courthouse Preservation Program—many historic city centers in the Lone Star State have been revitalized and are once again lively destinations that provide remarkable settings for community festivals and events.

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Courthouses with Community Events

Cooke County Courthouse - Gainesville

Denton County Courthouse - Denton

Ellis County Courthouse - Waxahachie

Fayette County Courthouse - La Grange

  • Oktoberfest
  • Schmeckenfest Wassail Tasting & Christmas Extravaganza
  • Halloween Celebration

Franklin County Courthouse - Mount Vernon

Potter County Courthouse - Amarillo

Harrison County Courthouse - Marshall

Hill County Courthouse - Hillsboro

Titus County Courthouse - Mount Pleasant

  • Hot Night Cool Music

Washington County Courthouse - Brenham

Williamson County Courthouse - Georgetown