Often described as one of the best small town festivals in the State of Texas, the Liberty Jubilee is a family style festival held around the historic downtown area usually on the fourth weekend of March each year. However, the Liberty Jubilee will be held on a different date in 2016, on March 18-19, as the fourth weekend of March falls on Easter Weekend. The festival dates back to 1986 when it was designed as part of the Texas Sesquicentennial Celebration. The original event, however, was such a success that the City of Liberty decided to continue holding it each year.
The festival opens at noon on Friday with various food vendors, arts and crafts vendors and the Liberty Municipal Library’s book and bake sale. That evening there is a street dance. A popular Barbecue Cook-off competition is held each year with teams setting up on Friday afternoon and judging held on Saturday. The festival is greatly expanded on Saturday, beginning that morning with a parade featuring costumed children walking their pets. There is literally something for everyone in the family to see or do throughout the day on Saturday. There are two stages of live entertainment, strolling clowns, children’s games and rides, outdoor recreation section, arts and crafts and, of course, great food.