60th Anniversary

Image of main banner for Sugar Land's 60th anniversary website

On December 29, 2019, the city of Sugar Land will celebrate 60 years since it was officially incorporated as a city. The Sugar Land area has a rich history, even before our city was officially incorporated. Our rich history is just one of the many things that makes Sugar Land such a unique and special place. Fast-forwarding to today, Sugar Land is one of the most diverse cities in one of the most diverse counties in the nation.

Join the Celebration!

We are kicking off an engaging and interactive series of events and activities across the city to commemorate its 60th Anniversary.

Join us in celebrating by participating in one of the many activities below – many activities will include the chance to win exclusive items like 60th Anniversary swag, tickets to select shows at the Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land, and chances to be featured on the city’s official website, in special commemorative videos and on our official social media channels.

Sugar Land's Story Told Through The Needle of Experience

A Sugar Land Way Story


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...

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.

Attend the city’s Christmas Tree Lighting

The steps of City Hall light up with holiday cheer and entertainment as Mr. and Mrs. Claus bring their holiday magic to Sugar Land Town Square. This year, the event will incorporate special 60th Anniversary elements.

60th Anniversary Pop-Up Parties 

The City of Sugar Land’s tourism arm, parks and recreation, and communications and community engagement have partnered up with different sweet eateries in the city to host pop-up parties for the City’s 60th birthday.

What I LOVE About Sugar Land” Video Submission Contest

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 be featured in a video compilation being created to celebrate the City of Sugar Land’s 60th Anniversary.

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.

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.

Coming Soon!

  • The Follow the "Sugar Land Way" selfie contest -  launching November 22!
  • 60th Anniversary commemorative Oral History Public Art Project display in Sugar Land Town Square
  • Special 60th Anniversary commemorative art piece in City Hall

60th Anniversary Swag!

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:

T-Shirt or Keychain


Sugar Land Mug


Holiday Ornament 


Tumbler or Tote Bag


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!