As Round Rock prepares to celebrate its centennial on Saturday, city officials have jump-started a $65 million revitalization of the historical downtown.
Round Rock’s downtown sits about a mile from Interstate 35, where RM 620 runs into Mays Street, one of the city’s main north-south arteries. Two blocks of historical buildings sit to the east of the intersection, dominated by the modern City Hall complex. The sleepy area has a smattering of restaurants and a couple of shops and salons.
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Round Rock’s centennial celebration will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday downtown.
11 a.m.-4 p.m. — Street market and car show featuring local arts and crafts vendors, live music and custom cars by Atomic Garage. Main Street.
4 p.m. — Costumed 100-yard dash. Centennial Plaza.
5-10 p.m. — Centennial concert featuring Chris Castaneda Project, Carolyn Wonderland and Dale Watson. Bring a blanket or lawn chair. Centennial Plaza.
A free shuttle will run all day from Micki Krebsbach Pool, 301 Deepwood Drive.