60th Anniversary

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Join the Celebration

On December 29, 2019, the city of Sugar Land will celebrate 60 years since it was officially incorporated as a city. Join us in commemorating the occasion by participating in one or more of the events and activities listed below. 

What I LOVE About Sugar Land” Video Submission Contest - Ends Dec. 20!

We want to know: What do you LOVE about Sugar Land? Tell us or show us by entering our video contest for a chance to win prizes and be featured in a video compilation being created to celebrate the City of Sugar Land’s 60th Anniversary.

The Follow the "Sugar Land Way" Selfie Challenge - Ends Dec. 29!

Follow the “Sugar Land Way” and snap selfie photos at locations throughout the city. Complete the challenge and submit your photos for a chance to win 60th Anniversary swag!

60th Anniversary Oral History Project & Exhibition - Now through early January

Now through early January, the public can visit Sugar Land Town Square to view an outdoor exhibit featuring oral histories and portraits celebrating the past 60 years. 

60th Anniversary Pop-Up Parties - Throughout December!

Why have just one birthday party when you can have 5? The city of Sugar Land’s tourism arm, parks and recreation, and communications and community engagement are hosting pop-up parties for the city’s 60th birthday throughout the month of December. Join us!

Share your Sugar Land Way Story

The Sugar Land Way happens every day in Sugar Land - whether it's your friendly neighbor who is always spreading cheer to others, a stranger paying it forward in the grocery store line or a public servant going above and beyond the call of duty. In honor of the City's 60th anniversary on December 29, 2019, the City launched a formal way for the community to share their Sugar Land Way stories with the broader community. The initiative focuses on celebrating all of the things that make Sugar Land such a unique and special place. 

  • Submit your own story to recognize your fellow community members and city staff who exhibit the Sugar Land Way. Some submitted stories will be featured on our social media channels.

Learn more about Sugar Land history

Visit the history section on our website and learn more about the early settlers, company town roots, incorporation in 1959, and its present growth and expansion. You can also check out our interactive historical timeline.

Coming Soon!

  • 60th Anniversary commemorative City Hall atrium art piece installation and unveiling (mid-January 2020)

60th Anniversary Swag is Here!

Many of our celebration activities will include ways to win prizes in the form of exclusive 60th Anniversary Swag (while supplies last). Prizes will include one or more of the following, depending on the contest:

T-Shirt or Keychain

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Sugar Land Mug

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Holiday Ornament* 

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Tumbler or Tote Bag

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*Limited Edition 60th Anniversary Holiday Ornament

The Sugar Land Heritage Foundation's limited edition 60th Anniversary Ornament is a high-quality brass ornament that comes individually packaged in a beautiful gift box.

Stay Tuned!

Follow this website and our social media channels for even more surprises, chances to win prizes and special event announcements surrounding the 60th Anniversary!

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Sugar Land's Story Told Through The Needle of Experience

A Sugar Land Way Story

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When Connie Guyton was first asked to teach Quilting for Fun, an entry-level quilting class at the city of Sugar Land’s T.E. Harman Senior Center, she said no...