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October 18 – 50th Anniversary Free Concert Featuring Lyle Lovett and his Large Band, with Hayes Carll, Presented by Howard Hughes

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50th Anniversary Week Festivities

Monday, October 14: Kick-off

Community leaders will kick-off the celebratory week with proclamations from state, regional and local officials, as well as a dedication of a time capsule to commemorate the historic milestone.

Tuesday, October 15: Day of Giving

Community service and philanthropy are engrained within the fabric of The Woodlands. Volunteer opportunities and ways to give back to the community will be posted early this fall in collaboration with Interfaith of The Woodlands, the first nonprofit organization in the history of our community.

Wednesday, October 16: Tree Dedication

Greenspace and environmental stewardship are a critical part of The Woodlands. A beautiful, 1,000-gallon hardwood tree of significance will be dedicated at Northshore Park, along with the planting of a 100-gallon tree in each residential village in partnership with the Village Associations.

Thursday, October 17: Mural Unveiling

A new mural along The Woodlands Waterway® will be unveiled, signifying the importance and impact of the arts in our community. A local artist will be selected in collaboration with The Woodlands Art Council.

Friday, October 18: 50th Concert Celebration, presented by Howard Hughes

Lyle Lovett and his Large Band will headline this free concert, featuring Hayes Carll as the opening act at The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, one of the top ranked outdoor amphitheaters in the world. Registration for priority access to tickets is now open below, along with concert details.

Saturday, October 19: Grand Public Celebration

October 19 marks the actual 50th anniversary date of The Woodlands. A grand public extravaganza, produced by The Woodlands Township, will be held at Northshore Park, Hughes Landing Band Shell and Town Green Park in The Woodlands. This free, family-friendly event will culminate with an innovative high-tech drone and fireworks show, lighting the sky above Lake Woodlands.


Howard Hughes presents: Lyle Lovett, resident of The Woodlands area, and his Large Band, with Hayes Carll, a native of The Woodlands

Celebrate our 50th Anniversary with a free Concert for the community.

Friday, October 18, 2024 | The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

Gates Open at 6:00PM | Concert at 7:30 PM

Register for Priority Access to Tickets Here



Ahead of its time

In the late 1960s and early 1970s, George Mitchell began developing plans for a new hometown called The Woodlands. It was a vision of an all-encompassing, integrated community where residents could live, work, play, learn and pray among a natural forested and preserved environment.

Almost 50 years later, The Woodlands is thriving and has been ranked the #1 Community to Live in America in 2021 and 2022. Now it s time to celebrate five decades of diversity, innovation and community pride, as we look forward to a promising future. LEARN MORE

Be a Part of our History

To celebrate The Woodlands 50th Anniversary, a photo book capturing life in The Woodlands in 2024 will be created. Submit your photographic view of The Woodlands for a chance to be selected for this coffee-style book. Deadline is May 31.

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Celebrate in style

The Woodlands 50th Anniversary Merchandise is available for purchase. All proceeds will benefit Interfaith of The Woodlands.

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Many thanks to The Woodlands 50th Anniversary partners:




IAS Wealth Management, Lone Star College System, Market Street, Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Medical Center, Murphy Private Wealth Group of Wells Fargo Advisors, St. Lukes Health / The Woodlands, Inc., The Michael Richmond Family, The Strong Firm, The Woodlands Christian Academy, Winstead PC, Wright Business Technologies