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.
In Honor of our 60th Year
60th Anniversary Oral History Project
The Project features oral histories and portraits celebrating the past 60 years of Sugar Land.
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.
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.
Past Celebration Activities
"Then and Now" event held by the Friends of the Sugar Land Heritage Foundation group - April 11, 2019
60th Anniversary Fort Bend County Fair Parade Float - September 27, 2019 - 1st Place Float Winner, Non-Profit Category
60th Anniversary Commemorative City Hall Atrium Artwork Open House - February 8, 2020
60th Anniversary Swag!
Many of our celebration activities included ways to win prizes in the form of exclusive 60th Anniversary Swag (while supplies lasted). Prizes included one or more of the following, depending on the contest: