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Events from the City of Aledo.

Aledo Chili Supper

January 5, 2016 by Randy Keck

Event Date: 
Sat, 01/30/2016 - 5:00pm

The City of Aledo and the Aledo Economic Development Corporation will host the annual Chili Supper and Silent Auction from 5-8 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 30 at the Aledo Community Center, 104 Robinson Ct. in Aledo.

The Chili Supper began as an annual event in 1973 to celebrate the completion of the tennis courts and the event continued to grow each year to specifically benefit the Community Center.

The Chili Cooking Crew under the direction of Terry Hyles, former Director of the Chili Supper, will come together to cook and prepare a variety of chili – beef, antelope and deer -– as well as hot dogs for everyone to enjoy.

Wine/Whiskey Crawl

November 2, 2015 by Randy Keck

Event Date: 
Fri, 11/13/2015 - 6:00pm

Local shops in Aledo will host their second annual Whiskey and Wine Crawl from 6-9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13. Shops will be open in downtown Aledo.

First Friday in Aledo planned for August

June 19, 2015 by Phil Major

Event Date: 
Fri, 08/07/2015 - 6:00pm

The Aledo First Friday free summer concert series concludes for 2015 on Friday, Aug. 7.

Musical entertainment will be provided by Sophie Clark and the Southern Heritage Band.

Events are held in the downtown Aledo area from 6-9 p.m.

Among the other family-friendly entertainment will be water slides, craft vendors, a treasure dig, train rides, petting zoo, chalk art and a Photo Lobby booth.

The event is sponsored by the city of Aledo, Aledo Economic Development Corp. as well as participating businesses.

First Fridays return

April 23, 2015 by Phil Major

Event Date: 
Fri, 06/05/2015 - 6:00pm

The Aledo City Council and Aledo Economic Development Corporation announce the First Friday events at the Aledo Church of Christ grounds June 5 and Aug. 7 to promote Aledo’s businesses. Events start at 6 p.m. and run through 9 p.m. Concerts begin at 6:30 p.m
Parker County’s own Katie Keenie will make a return appearance June 5 at 6:30 p.m. Stay for the Fireworks Extravaganza to launch First Fridays with an elaborate fireworks show that will be visible for miles.
Musical entertainment for the Aug. 7 event will be Parker County's own Sophie Clark and the Southern Heritage Band.
“First Fridays will be a fun time for all,” said Mayor Kit Marshall. “It’s a great community event which supports our very own Aledo businesses.”

Circus coming to Aledo

February 9, 2015 by Phil Major

Event Date: 
Sat, 03/14/2015 - 2:00pm

The Kelly Miller Circus is returning to Aledo for two performances Saturday, March 14 at 2 and 5 p.m. at Bearcat Park.
Advance tickets are $12 for adults (12 and up), $6 for children (2-11) and free for children under two. Prices are $16 and $8 at the gate.
Tickets are available at city hall, East Parker County Library, Brookshire’s InterBank and the East Parker County Chamber of Commerce.

Chili supper benfitting Aledo Community Center

December 18, 2014 by Phil Major

Event Date: 
Sat, 01/24/2015 - 5:00pm

It’s almost chili time at the Aledo Community Center.
And regardless of the weather Saturday, Jan. 24, their will be friendly warmth inside as the community gathers – as it has since 1973 – to have an old-fashioned reunion, eat some great varieties of homemade chili, and raise funds for the operation of the center.
The event gets underway at 5 p.m. for the chili supper and silent auction of baked goods. It lasts until 8 p.m., or until the visiting is done and cleanup is completed.
The Aledo Economic Development Corp. sponsors the event.
Tickets, at just $5 apiece for adults and $3 for children younger than 8, can be purchased at Aledo City Hall and the East Parker County Library. And it’s all you can eat.

Christmas Tyme in Aledo

September 4, 2014 by Phil Major

Event Date: 
Sat, 12/06/2014 - 5:00pm

Christmas Tyme in downtown Aledo is Saturday, Dec. 6 from 5-9 p.m. with the 37th Annual Arts & Crafts Fair going on inside the Aledo Community Center from 10 a.m-8 p.m.
Join in for an entertaining evening of wagon rides, free snow hill (with real snow), local shopping, food trucks, Holy Grounds will be serving yummy coffee at 10 percent off for those wearing a Santa hat or ugly Christmas sweater through their drive through. Write Letters to Santa at the East Parker County Library and send them off. Free Photo Lobby photo booth, Tree of Bells, Toys for Tots drop off, live entertainment, live reindeer, petting zoo, outdoor movie, and Santa will arrive at 6 p.m. for a free photo opportunity.

First Friday in Aledo

July 3, 2014 by Phil Major

Event Date: 
Fri, 08/01/2014 - 6:00pm

First Friday
Aledo’s next (and last) First Friday Event for 2014 will be Aug. 1 to celebrate the end of summer.

Activities begin at 6 p.m. at the Aledo Church of Christ, 201 FM 1187 South.

Katy Keenie will be the featured band for the free concert series and will be joined by Aledo graduate Summer Richman.

Shopping , food trucks, water slides, native animal exhibit, dino dig and the third annual watermelon eating contest are planned.

First Friday returns with a bang

May 22, 2014 by Phil Major

Event Date: 
Fri, 06/06/2014 - 6:00pm

Summer 2014 kicks off June 6 with the 4th annual First Fridays Summer Concert Series in historic downtown Aledo. Join the City of Aledo and Aledo Economic Development Corp. for family fun and fireworks from 6-10 p.m. First Fridays have become an Aledo tradition, bringing awareness to Aledo’s small businesses and promoting a sense of community.
Recognized in the Fort Worth Magazine as one of the “Best Places to Live,” Aledo is family oriented and business friendly. The First Friday Events allow for just that, family fun for all ages as well as a unique shopping experience.
Attendees can enjoy a Fireworks Extravaganza, Show & Shine Car Show and Summer Fun Festival. Shop downtown Aledo merchants, many vendors and artisans with exclusive collections. Restaurants will be open, which includes a free live music concert series beginning with Sophie Clark and The Southern Heritage Band in June followed by local artist Katy Keenie.
For more information, or to submit a vendor application, visit or email Lori Wedge-worth, Community Events Planner at lori.wedgeworth@aledo-texas.

Aledo benefit chili supper

January 6, 2014 by Phil Major

Event Date: 
Sat, 01/25/2014 - 5:00pm

The City of Aledo and the Aledo Economic Development Corporation announce the Annual Chili Super and Silent Auction benefiting the Aledo Community Center Saturday, January 25 from 5-8 p.m. at the Aledo Community Center, 104 Robinson Court (across the street from City Hall).
Tickets may be purchased at Aledo City Hall, the East Parker County Library or the East Parker County Chamber of Commerce. Adult tickets are $5, children 8 and under $3.
This fun-filled community tradition began in 1973 as a celebration of the completion of the tennis and basketball courts. Each year the chili super has grown and will continue to benefit the Aledo Community Center, its maintenance and continuing renovations.
Silent auction items have been donated from local businesses, artisans, craftsmen, and culinary pastry makers in the East Parker County area.
For more information, call Lori Wedgeworth, Community Events Planner, at (817) 441– 7016 or email

Sports Calendar

Monday, February 8

  • AHS vs. Mansfield Legacy Scrimmage at AHS;

    JV- 4 p.m.

    Freshman- 6 p.m.

  • AHS Varsity at Mansfield Legacy Scrimmage; 4 p.m.

  • AHS JV Ladycats at Crowley; 6 p.m.

  • AHS JV at Crowley; 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, February 9

  • AHS at Burleson;

    Varsity- 6:30 p.m.

    JV- 5 p.m.

    9th A- 8 p.m.

  • AHS Ladycats at Burleson;

    Varsity- 8 p.m.

    JV- 5 p.m.

    9th- 6:30 p.m.

  • AHS Ladycats scrimmage at Mansfield Legacy;

    Varsity- 6:15 p.m.

    JV- 5 p.m.

  • AHS Varsity Ladycats vs. Burleson at AHS; 6 p.m.

  • AHS Varsity vs. Burleson at AHS; 7:45 p.m.

Friday, February 12

  • AHS vs. Granbury at AHS;

    Varsity- 6:30 p.m.

    JV- 5 p.m.

    9th A- 5 p.m.

  • AHS Varsity at Birdville HS Tournament; all day

  • AHS Varsity Ladycats at Granbury; 6 p.m.

  • AHS Varsity at Granbury; 7:45 p.m.

Saturday, February 13

  • AHS at Lake Dallas Scrimmage;

    JV- 4 p.m.

    Freshman- 12 p.m.

  • AHS Ladycats Scrimmage vs. Weatherford at AHS;

    Varsity- 12:30 p.m.

    JV- 11 a.m.

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