Round Rock Fire achieves top fire protection rating
Round Rock Fire Department has received the distinction of earning a Class 1 Public Protection Classification rating by the Insurance Services Office (ISO). The program measures and evaluates the effectiveness of fire mitigation services in communities throughout the country, with Class 1 representing the highest possible fire protection.

Poster contest promotes importance of water
Calling all creative minds! Grab your pencils, crayons, markers and paints and create a stunning poster for the City of Round Rock’s 2021 Imagine a Day Without Water Art Contest. The theme this year is "Imagine a Day WITH Water" to encourage participants to show how they use water every day or how they like to have fun with water. Submissions are due by 5 p.m. on Nov. 1.

Celebrate the circle of life at Dia de los Muertos
Saturday, Nov. 6
Noon-8 p.m.
Centennial Plaza
301 W. Bagdad Ave.

Join us in a colorful and lively celebration of culture and history at Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead. This traditional Mesoamerican holiday honors both death and the cycle of life. In addition to a procession at 5 p.m., there will be activities for kids and art, craft and food vendors from noon to 8 p.m. in Centennial Plaza.

Celebrate light at Downtown Diwali Festival
Saturday, Oct. 23
3-10 p.m.
Centennial Plaza
301 W. Bagdad Ave.

Bring out your friends to enjoy beautiful street lights, savory food, music, cultural dance, Rangoli sand art and a fashion show. Kids can learn various arts and crafts while others can partake in free Bollywood dance lessons. Local vendors will display colorful arts and crafts, Indian clothing and jewelry, and artists will offer Henna temporary tattoos.

Hometown Halloween offers picture-perfect fun for the entire family in Downtown Round Rock
Downtown Round Rock is brewing up some spooky fun times this Halloween! Families will experience a safe and fun Halloween event featuring trick-or-treating along Main Street businesses, face painters, live music, balloon artists, train rides and plenty of family fun!

Did you miss our roundup of spook-tacular Halloween events? Check them out here! 🎃
Friends of the Library to feature genealogy coach
Monday, Nov. 8
6:30-8 p.m.
Round Rock Public Library
216 E. Main St.

Join us in-person or virtually for the Friends of the Round Rock Public Library Hybrid General Meeting on Monday, Nov. 8. A short business meeting to elect the 2022 Board Officers will be followed by a feature presentation Genealogy A-Go-Go with Mandy Cerrillo, genealogy coach and active Friends member.  

Pop Up Art Show to feature 16 local artists
Saturday, Oct. 23
10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Prete Plaza
221 E. Main St.

Local and regional artists will take over the streets of Downtown Round Rock to sell and demonstrate their art for the public. This month's event will feature 16 artists. Original and unique pieces of art will be available for purchase.

Drive-Through National Drug Take Back Day
Saturday, Oct. 23
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Round Rock Police Department
2701 N. Mays St.

The Round Rock Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) are teaming up to offer a drive-thru version of Drug Take Back Day. Simply drive through the Round Rock PD parking lot to dispose of expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs. The service is free, socially-distant, and anonymous, no questions asked.

Upcoming board, commission meetings

Tuesday, Oct. 26, 7:30 a.m.

Thursday, Oct. 28, 6 p.m.

Tuesday, Nov. 2, 7:30 a.m.

Wednesday, Nov. 3, 5:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Nov. 3, 6 p.m.

Thursday, Nov. 4, 6 p.m.