To appreciate and understand the spirit of Lancaster, one must only visit the city’s 156-year-old Historic Town Square. Visitors can take a step back in time while exploring a number of unique shops and restaurants.
The site also hosts the traditional “Second Saturday on the Square,” which brings neighbors together for music and entertainment.
Lancaster is a city where old meets new, with a diverse community celebrating its past and its future. Annual celebrations include the Martin Luther King Jr. Parade and Battle of the Bands; Lancaster’s Got Talent; Art for Autism; MusicFest; Dinner in the Gardens; Juneteenth; Old-Fashioned 4th of July; Warbirds on Parade; OktoberFest; and Christmas in Olde Towne Lancaster, including Lancaster Lights and Tour of Homes.
For year-round fun and fitness, Lancaster boasts a state-of-the-art recreational center that includes an indoor water park, indoor and outdoor walking trails, and a 150-acre community park. The adjacent library features one of the best genealogy collections in Texas for family research. With thriving businesses, schools and neighborhoods, Lancaster offers a strong spirit of community while embracing its historic foundation.