History of the Nederland Heritage Festival

     The Nederland Heritage Festival began in 1973 as Nederland celebrated its 75th birthday.  A committee was formed to organize events for Nederland’s Diamond Jubilee.    The event was such a success that organizers decided that it should become an annual event and the Nederland Heritage Festival was born.

Proceeds from the festival are put right back into the community.  The profits generated become part of the Nederland Heritage Festival Foundation.  The foundation in turn uses the profits to benefit the community.  Each year the foundation donates money to the Police and Fire Departments, the City Parks, City Library and other entities that benefit the people of Nederland.