First Lady of Texas, Cecilia Abbott, officially welcomed Buda as the 89th Texas Main Street City on April 18, 2017.
The Buda Main Street Program will host the “Oaks Alive Heritage Tree Fest” on Saturday, April 21, from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
This family-friendly event is free and open to the public and will take place under the canopies of the Celebration Oaks along Main St. There will be more a dozen activities for all ages stretching from the Buda Mill & Grain Co. to the Greenbelt.
In addition, there will be live music in the gazebo at the Greenbelt.
The event is part of a week-long celebration marking Buda’s first anniversary as an official Texas Main Street City. First Lady of Texas, Cecilia Abbott, officially welcomed Buda as the 89th Texas Main Street City on April 18, 2017.
Leading up to the Oaks Alive Heritage Tree Fest, the Main Street Program will celebrate the anniversary with social media videos and facts featuring local downtown businesses.
Main street programs across the country focus on downtown revitalization through historic preservation and Buda is no different. Buda’s historic downtown is lined with heritage trees up and down Main St., coined the Celebration Oaks.
The Celebration Oaks are comprised of ten oak trees located in Old Town Buda and two additional trees located on the property of the Buda Mill & Grain Co.
Each tree is named after key figures in Buda’s history, from founder Cornelia Trimble, who greets you as you enter Main St. from the north side, to Geronimo, who as local folklore has it, would sell his jewelry under the tree at the corner of Main St. and FM 2770 as he traveled through.
Oaks Alive combines the community’s appreciation for local business, heritage trees, Buda’s rich history and the charming downtown together with Earth Day and Arbor Day to celebrate Buda’s unique setting.
For more information on the Buda Main Street Program or Oaks Alive, or to volunteer for the event, please contact the Buda Main Street Program Manager at 512.523.1075 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.