60th Anniversary

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Happy 60th Birthday, Sugar Land!

On December 29, 1959, Sugar Land was officially incorporated. Some of our City staff, community members and local dance groups couldn't help but break out in song and dance just thinking about this major milestone! View our special music video created in honor of the City's 60th Anniversary. 

Current and Upcoming Activities

Join us in commemorating the occasion by participating in one or more of the events and activities listed below. 

2020 State of the City Sugar Land

The City is pleased to partner with the Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce for our twelfth annual State of the City Sugar LandJoin retiring City Manager Allen Bogard and Mayor Joe Zimmerman while they present a report on the City’s 2019 accomplishments and plans for the future. The event will provide an overview of many of the activities and events that occurred in honor of the 60th Anniversary and serve as the official close of our series of 60th Anniversary celebrations.  

  • Reservations may be made online through the Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce at www.fortbendchamber.com. There is a $50 fee for non-members to cover the cost of the breakfast.
  • The public may access a live stream of the event on the City's official YouTube channel and on SLTV.

Sugar Land Heritage Foundation 60th Anniversary Exhibit - On Display through January 31, 2020!

For a limited time, the Sugar Land Heritage Foundation is honoring the City of Sugar Land’s 60th birthday with a special exhibit focusing on Sugar Land’s transition from company town to incorporated City. View the exhibit during business hours at the Sugar Land Heritage Museum and Visitor Center located at 198 Kempner St.


60th Anniversary Oral History Project

The Project features oral histories and portraits celebrating the past 60 years of Sugar Land. 

60th Anniversary Commemorative City Hall Atrium Art Piece Installation

  • Installation of the art piece has been completed and more details are forthcoming.

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.

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. 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 may be featured on our social media channels.

60th Anniversary Swag!

Many of our celebration activities included ways to win prizes in the form of exclusive 60th Anniversary Swag (while supplies last). Prizes included 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.

Past Celebration Activities

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...