Events and Programs

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Ongoing Events 

Learn more about how to make your neighborhood stronger, how to connect with your neighbors, and join us in guiding the growth of Rowlett! 

Block Party Trailer

Do you want to throw a block party, but don't have any of the tools? Say less! Rent the Neighborhood Planning Block Party Trailer for all of your neighborhood needs!

Community Open House 

Join us for open house forums that show you how to get involved in the development process, and understand issues impacting your neighborhood! 

Rowlett Smart Yard

Do you or one of your neighbors have an award-winning landscape? The Rowlett Smart Yard Award recognizes those residents whose yards are in harmony with the Texas native flora, soil and topography. To help inspire and educate others, nominate your neighbor to get recognized for their sustainability efforts in their yard! 

Seasonal Events

Not only do we attend several events, but we host them, too! The relationships we have formed with our neighbors along the way help us better understand neighborhood needs, so that we can address important issues in Rowlett! We hope our friendly faces help bridge the gap between you and your local government.  

Winter Events

Light Up Rowlett

Bragging rights go to the most awesome lights display of the Winter season! Nominate your neighbors for the chance to win Light Up Rowlett!  

Fall Events 

Scarecrows on Main Street

Enter for a chance to win Scarecrow of the Year in our one-of-a kind scarecrow decorating contest! Your inanimate friend will stay up on the Downtown Rowlett Main street for all of Rowlett to see!  

Summer Events 


NeighborFest is your chance to hang out, block party style, with music, food, and games! Join your neighborhood planning team and tell us about your neighborhood needs. We may make a program or change city policy based on what you tell us! 

Spring Events

Stay tuned as we plan for Spring events that celebrate our blooming city! 

Annual and Bi-Annual Events

City Academy

This Staff-led course will show you the ins and outs of Rowlett government. With speakers each week from different City departments, you will leave equipped with the knowledge of how stuff works in government, and better understand how to inform change! 

HOA Legal Clinic

This half day workshop, in partnership with the City of Garland and the City of Plano, will provide resources, training, and networking opportunity for the HOA leaders who want to know more about the legal aspects of Homeowner Association (HOA) management.  

Neighborhood Summit

Join our Tri-City partners from Rowlett, Garland, and Plano as we gather to learn ways to strengthen our neighborhoods. This free conference has gathered neighbors all across America who want to leave inspired by industry experts and empowered to apply what they learned in their neighborhoods.