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Fredericksburg, Texas - 175th Anniversary Grand Finale Weekend

Fredericksburg 175th Anniversary Year will come to a close in early May. Over the past year, the town has honored and celebrated its founding, which took place on May 8, 1846. The Grand Finale Weekend, slated for May 5-8, will feature a multitude of events highlighting the town's unique German heritage.
Several special events are planned for the weekend: 
Friday, May 6th
The Gillespie County Fair Grounds will host the Lasting Friendship ceremony. The event begins at 6 p.m. and will feature several special guests, including ancestors of John O. Meusebach, the founder of Fredericksburg. The evening also includes a meal, live music and more.  Celebrate the conclusion of the anniversary year by viewing fireworks at Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park. The show begins at 9:30 p.m. and there is no cost to attend.
Saturday, May 7th
Set up your lawn chair and enjoy a Main Street parade. The parade will highlight the 12 monthly themes that all honour Fredericksburg's rich history. The parade begins at 10 a.m. 
Head to Pioneer Museum and experience live history demonstrations, hands-on activities, and more to celebrate Founder's Day. Admission is free and food will be available for purchase.  
The National Museum of the Pacific War will host a rare display of the Meusebach-Comanche Treaty from the Texas State Library and Archives Commission. The treaty was signed in May 1847 and is considered the longest-standing treaty between Native Americans and settlers.  
Marktplatz will host several special events throughout the day including Indian Market Day Vendors, traditional Comanche Dancers, and more.  Bring your picnic, beverages and lawn chairs to Marktplatz to close out the 175th Anniversary with a toast to one of Fredericksburg's most iconic music venues- Pat's Hall. Live music from 5-11 p.m. in the Advelsverein Halle. No charge for admission. 
Sunday, May 8th
At 11 a.m. at Marktplatz, there will be a commemoration of the 175th anniversary of the Vereins Kirche, the reading of the peace treaty, and a wreath-laying at the Meusebach bust.  
The National Museum of the Pacific War will host a rare display of the Meusebach-Comanche Treaty from the Texas State Library and Archives Commission. The treaty was signed in May 1847 and is considered the longest-standing treaty between Native Americans and settlers. 
For more information on the 175th anniversary, click here.

 

Posted by: Fredericksburg Convention & Visitor Bureau
Posted on: 03/05/2022

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