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150th Schedule of events

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We’re kicking off our momentous celebration at 10am with a Community Chorus performance on the steps of The Historic Tomato Bowl! Led by Jacksonville’s Award-Winning Choir Director, Tiffany Hammock, everyone is sure to enjoy this performance!

Kids Patriotic Parade


This is a nostalgic throwback to Jacksonville’s 1972 Centennial Parade! Kids should decorate in their best RED, WHITE and BLUE and plan to take to Commerce Street in a free wheeling salute to Jacksonville. All kids are welcome on trikes, bikes, wagons, big wheels, whatever they love to ride! This event will immediately follow the Sesquicentennial Choir performance at the steps of the Tomato Bowl and go towards the overpass and kids rides.

  • Line Up begins at 9:45 am. All riders to be in place by 10:15 am. 
  • Drop off at Tomato Bowl - Austin Street @ US 79 or Wilson Street beside Library. 
  • Procession to begin at 10:30am immediately following the Community Choir performance on the Tomato Bowl Steps.
  • Procession ends at overpass. There will be a secured area for kids ride storage.
  • Bikes should be picked up no later than 5:30pm.
  • The first 250 riders will receive a commemorative bicycle bell and flag sponsored by UT Health Jacksonville.
  • Riders are asked to DECORATE their bikes, trikes, etc. in Red, White, and Blue Patriotic Theme.
  • No noisemakers, music, etc.

For the Kids


Kids of all ages will find fun rides, games, slides, competitions, art activities, exhibits, interactive learning experiences, face painting, balloon artists, a petting zoo, and a pumpkin patch downtown for a day full of fun and excitement! 

Artisans Market

Postmasters Coffee Company

Postmasters Coffee Co., located within the Historic Landmark Post Office, will be hosting an Artisan's Market.

The market will feature pop up shops by local independent artisans, crafters and producers and is scheduled from 8 am – 4 pm on Saturday, October 22 during the day long downtown Street Festival Celebration.

As guests browse, they’ll be able to enjoy selections from Postmaster’s delectable menu of muffins, pastries, danishes, quiche, cookies, sandwiches, salads, locally roasted espresso, and signature beverages. Visitors will also enjoy taking in the grandeur of the historical art deco building.


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A Walk Through History

On Sunday, October 16th, you can experience the history of Jacksonville and our historic figures at the walk through history. Community members will be dressed like the historic figures buried in the Jacksonville City Cemetery and will tell the story of their life. You will see our history, your history, come to life!

Sesquicentennial Flier

A Beautiful Collaboration by local businesses, government and volunteers who love Jacksonville, Texas!

Our collaboration team:
Harry's Building Materials, Inc. 
Rustic Roots Beauty Salon by Celeste Berry
Miles Barber Shop 
Jacksonville Economic Development Corporation
Odessa Helm Art
Jacksonville, Texas Sesquicentennial Celebration Organizers

Visit this new mural in Downtown Jacksonville at 
213 South Main Street at

Rustic Roots / Miles Barber Shop

Downtown Street Festival Co-Chairs 

Kathleen Stanfill

Cassie Devillier

Steering Committee Members

A committee was established in 2021 to plan the Sesquicentennial Celebrations!

Sam Hopkins

Tommy Helm

Dr. Deborah Burkett

Cassie Devillier

Tracey Wallace

Charlie Mae Esco

Kathleen Stanfill

Sesquicentennial Swag

You can pick up a Sesquicentennial calendar and book at the Jacksonville Public Library or at the Vanishing Texana Museum for a $10 donation each.

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Cherokee County Historical Commission Jacksonville Sesquicentennial Calendar