A Granbury Salute: Memorial Weekend
Kick off summer in style at this annual festival!

A Granbury Salute Memorial Weekend will blend the two common perceptions of Memorial Day by kicking off the summer season while still paying tribute to the real reason for the special day. The patriotic festival, taking place May 27-29 on Granbury’s historic downtown square, will feature family activities, art and craft booths, food vendors, patriotic live music, vintage military vehicles, hot dog eating contest, a pie baking contest, a special children’s play area, and much more.

“We are so happy to see our annual festival return to the real roots of Memorial Day,” said Brenda Hyde, Event Coordinator for the Historic Granbury Merchants Association. “This will allow our community to celebrate the beginning of summer while remembering those who have fought to make these events possible.”

In keeping with the importance of the holiday, a traditional Memorial Day ceremony will take place on Monday, May 29 to remember the heroes we have lost and honor those still with us. While in town, visitors can also stop by the Granbury Memorial Lane Project and also view the Field of Flags to further pay homage to our veterans.

Kick off summer in style at this annual festival!

Schedule of Events:
10:00 am Memorial Day Veteran’s Ceremony
2:00 pm Entertainment: Sean Mitchell
3:30 pm Entertainment: Jerry Allen

For more information on A Granbury Salute Memorial Weekend or any of Granbury’s other festivals, visit www.GranburySquare.com
Brenda Hyde can be reached at 682-936-4550.

Who makes the best steak in Texas?

The 14th Annual Texas Steak Cookoff is just around the corner. On Saturday, May 20, 2017, cooks, vendors, and tourists from around the state will make their way to historic downtown Hico.

The Texas Steak Cookoff is the largest steak cookoff in the Southwest, drawing thousands of tourists from all over the country.

The Cookoff is a competition for the best tasting 12 ounce Texas rib-eye steak. Besides a great steak dinner, attendees and participants enjoy shopping, live entertainment, and a separate wine tasting event.

Backyard chefs from around the State compete in the Backyard chef category for the most anticipated prizes of the day. Any and all amateur grillers are invited to compete for cash prizes for the title “Best Steak in Texas.”

A fan favorite, the Hors d’oeuvres competition allows the public to interact with the chefs while sampling amazing food in the warm up for the big event.

The public is invited to enjoy in the fun and food and may purchase tickets that include a rib-eye steak dinner with all the fixin’s and a chance to win several door prizes. Tickets are on sale now for $25.

For more information about this daylong event with food, exhibits, shopping, musical entertainment and lots of fun, visit www.TexasSteakCookoff.com or call 817-875-5059



Mark your calendars! The 2017 First Friday Events are just around the corner and preparations are in full-swing. The First Friday Event will be held on June 2nd this year from 6pm-9pm on the Church at the Crossing grounds in Historic Downtown Aledo across from Aledo Diner.

This Aledo tradition will feature more excitement and a Unique Shopping Experience. Families can look forward to the traditional activities of the First Friday Events as well as many new activities brought on this year. The Free Concert Series under the stars will feature local artist Sophie Clark and the Southern Heritage Band as well as the Firework Extravaganza.

Save the date and come for a Unique Family Fun Filled evening at the Aledo First Friday Events.

For information please contact Toni Fisher at
817-441-7016 or event.planner@aledo-texas.com