Peaches on the tree in Fredericksburg

Fredericksburg

This thriving Hill Country community melds Old World heritage with small-town charms and big-city perks. Throughout the year, throngs of festival-goers descend on events celebrating everything from the oohs and aahs of wildflower season to the oompahs of Oktoberfest.

The town makes a great home base for excursions to Enchanted Rock, the LBJ parks, and other Hill Country wonders.

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Upcoming Events

Die Künstler Fine Art Show and Sale

Nov. 8-10

The 27th annual weekend exhibition and sale features more than 300 original artworks by DK’s membe...

Fort Martin Scott Living History and Pageant

Nov. 9

During the day, military and pioneer interpreters in period attire bring 1848 to life at the fort. I...

“World War II Art of Private Charles J. Miller”

Aug. 23-Feb. 2

The National Museum of the Pacific War presents an exhibition of the nearly-forgotten paintings of W...

First Friday Art Walk

Dec. 6

Tour Fredericksburg's fine art galleries, which are offering special exhibits, demonstrations, refre...

Light the Night Christmas Parade and Afterglow

Dec. 6

Presented by the Fredericksburg Chamber of Commerce, the lighted night parade casts a holiday glow o...

Pearl Harbor Day Observance

Dec. 7

To mark the historic Dec. 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor, the National Museum of the Pacific War hos...

A Ranger Christmas

Dec. 7

Meet Cowboy Santa and enjoy Ranger Town, caroling, hot chocolate and more!...

Christmas Home Tour and Market

Dec. 7

In its 62nd year, this self-guided tour takes guests through selected homes that have been decorated...

The Christmas Journey

Dec. 13-14

The journey is a free drive-through presentation of the story of Christmas depicted in nine scenes, ...

2019 Christmas Wine Affair

Dec. 1-15

Tickets include a Tasting Passport to receive complimentary tastings and wine discounts at dozens of...

The Singing Christmas Tree

Dec. 14-15

Local volunteers present this one-hour concert (“Der Singende Weihnachtsbaum” in German) standin...

Luckenbach Christmas Ball

Dec. 21

Enjoy this annual holiday dance in the historic Luckenbach Texas Dance Hall with a performance by Ke...

"A Christmas Carol"

Dec. 13-15, 20-22

Fredericksburg Theater Company brings the Charles Dickens' holiday classic to life as a live 1940s r...

Trade Days

Dec. 20-22

Shop at more than 400 vendors in seven barns, with acres of antiques, a biergarten, and live music....

Roaring '20s New Year's Eve Bash

Dec. 31

The theme to ring in 2020 is "Putting on the Ritz." Come all dolled up in your flapper dresses and A...

USO-Style New Year's Eve Hangar Dance

Dec. 31

Welcome the new year at this 1940's-style dance with swing dance lessons, big band live music, a cos...

Luckenbach New Year's Eve Celebration

Dec. 31

Usher in the New Year with one heck of a party in the historic Luckenbach Texas Dance Hall....

Countdown to 2020

Dec. 31

Featuring live music, food trucks, and a midnight ball drop. Don't forget to bring a blanket and cha...

First Friday Art Walk

Jan. 3

Tour fine art galleries offering special exhibits, demonstrations, refreshments, and extended viewin...

Eisbahn Outdoor Ice Skating

Dec. 1, 2019-Jan. 5, 2020

This annual outdoor ice skating event celebrates the season while also benefiting local nonprofit or...

Luckenbach Blues Festival

Jan. 18

The 13th annual blues festival is an all-day celebration featuring local, regional, and Texas blues ...

Trade Days

Jan. 17-19

Shop at more than 400 vendors in seven barns, with acres of antiques, a biergarten, and live music....

Hill Country Gem and Mineral Show

Jan. 18-19

The 51st annual gem and mineral show, organized by the Fredericksburg Rockhounds, includes artifacts...

Take 3 Trio in Concert

Jan. 19

The Fredericksburg Music Club presents this "genre-defying trio" that performs American standards an...

Hill Country Indian Artifact Show

Jan. 25

Find a wide variety of some of the finest Native American artifacts from Texas and the United States...

First Friday Art Walk

Feb. 7

Tour fine art galleries offering special exhibits, demonstrations, refreshments and extended viewing...

Luckenbach Hug-In and Valentine Ball

Feb. 14-15

Get back to the basics of love during this annual camping event with plenty of boot scootin' in the ...

Trade Days

Feb. 14-16

Shop at more than 400 vendors in seven barns, with acres of antiques, a biergarten, and live music....

Anne-Marie Shaver in Concert

Feb. 16

Fredericksburg Music Club presents a concert by the Arizona-based musicologist, flutist, and educato...

Wine Lovers Celebration

Feb. 7-23

Get tickets online to receive full complimentary tastings and wine discounts at dozens of participat...

"Young Frankenstein"

Feb. 14-16, 21-23, 28-29; March 1

Fredericksburg Theater Company presents the musical comedy about Frederick Frankenstein (pronounced ...

Hill Country Gem and Mineral Show

Jan. 18-19

Shop dealers from throughout the Southwest; watch demonstrations of gem faceting, rock cutting, and ...

Bestfest

Oct. 19

Not quite Oktoberfest, but at the Knights of Columbus' Bestfest you'll find specialty beer and sausa...

Trade Days

Oct. 18-20

Find more than 400 vendors in seven barns, acres of antiques, a biergarten, and live music at this s...

Hill Country Indian Artifact Show

Oct. 26

Featuring a wide variety of some of the finest Native American artifacts from Texas and beyond. ...

Food and Wine Fest

Oct. 24-26

Celebrating its 29th year, the Fredericksburg Food and Wine Fest is a grand celebration of Texas foo...

"12 Angry Men"

Oct. 11-13, 18-20, 25-27

Fredericksburg Theater Company presents the classic play about a trial involving a 19-year-old man a...

Wine Month Passport

Oct. 1-31

Take a self-guided tour of the Texas Hill Country wineries and receive special tastings and discount...

First Friday Art Walk

Nov. 1

Tour fine art galleries offering special exhibits, demonstrations, refreshments, and extended viewin...

Hunting Season Fish Fry

Nov. 2

This annual catfish dinner is a fundraiser that's held on the opening day of hunting season and bene...

Herbstfest German Chorale Fall Concert

Nov. 3

An evening of German singing and Fredericksburg Gemutlichkeit. Light refreshments provided....

Texas Hill Country Cowboy Gathering

Nov. 8-9

Songwriters, poets, balladeers, and artists celebrate the legend and cowboy spirit in all of us. ...

Evening at Old Fort Martin Scott

Nov. 9

Step back into the 1850s as re-enactors share stories of soldiers and pioneer families at this fundr...

Texas All-Star Big Band Bash

Nov. 7-10

Three nights of concerts benefiting boys and girls in Gillespie County that are involved in music an...

Die Kunstler Fine Art Show and Sale

Nov. 8-10

This 27th annual exhibition and sale features original fine art by member artists and more than 300 ...

Fall Farmers' Market

Oct. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31; Nov. 7, 14

Every Thursday, “Get Fresh, Buy Local.” Enjoy live music, prepared foods, cooking demonstrations...

Trade Days

Nov. 15-17

Find more than 400 vendors in seven barns, acres of antiques, a biergarten, and live music at this s...

Pacific Combat Living History Reenactment

Nov. 16-17

See equipment and weapons used during WWII and a battle reenactment set on an island in the Pacific....

Wild Game Dinner

Nov. 23

This evening features wild game appetizers and beverages, as well as a live auction, raffle, and sil...

Lighting of the Community Christmas Tree and German Pyramid

Nov. 29

Capturing the spirit and celebration of Christmas through the area's rich German heritage, with refr...

The Peddler Holiday Show

Nov. 29-Dec. 1

Celebrating over 40 years as a favorite arts and crafts show, the event opens just in time for holid...

Trade Days Holiday Encore

Nov. 29-Dec. 1

Shop at Trade Days twice in November and find more than 400 vendors in seven barns, acres of antique...


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