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Discover Downtown Wylie

Historic downtown, the heart and soul of Wide Awake Wylie

Wylie has become one of the fastest-growing cities in Texas, but the place to be seen is still Historic Downtown Wylie. With the many shops, century-old buildings and Olde City Park, there is something for everybody.

With activities planned on Ballard St, you’ll have plenty of opportunity to see your friends and neighbors. Families with children can enjoy play time in the park. Children and teens can spend time at any number of the local church’s rec activities. Take care of your chores with dozens of service companies here, enjoy some of the best local food around, stay in shape at the local fitness centers, pamper yourself at the salons and shops, or sing along at the famous Wylie Opry. There are many wonderful shops and services in historic Downtown Wylie.

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Wylie Jubilee – Bluegrass on Ballard

In Downtown Wylie Texas

All day free event

Wylie is never more wide awake than in July, when the popular bluegrass festival, Bluegrass on Ballard, fills downtown. On Saturday, July 1, head for Ballard Avenue and Olde City Park for all-day fun, including top bluegrass bands, arts-and-crafts vendors, giant car show, a chili cook-off and great food. Play an instrument? Bring it downtown and pick and jam with other musicians on the street or in shops and restaurants, all of which will be open for business.
Bluegrass on Ballard is sponsored by the Downtown Merchants Association, the City of Wylie, and the Bluegrass Heritage Foundation. The car show is sponsored by downtown merchants, the chili cook-off by Wylie American Legion Post 315, and the pony rides by North Texas Equestrian Center.