Peaches on the tree in Fredericksburg

Fredericksburg

Travel Region

Hill Country

Population

30,000

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.

Upcoming Events

"Dirty Rotten Scoundrels"

Feb. 10-12, 17-19, 24-26

Steve W. Shepherd Theater, 1668 US 87 South

Fredericksburg Theater Company presents this musical based on the popular film. "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels" is sophisticated and suave with a good dash of mischief—a hilarious battle of cons that keeps you laughing, humming, and guessing to the end.

fredericksburgtheater.org

Emily Jumes Oskins in Concert

Feb. 19

Fredericksburg United Methodist Church, 1800 N. Llano St.

Fredericksburg Music Club presents harpist Emily Jumes Oskins, who started playing the harp and piano at an early age and has continued with her harp endeavors for over 15 years.

fredericksburgmusicclub.com

Enchanted Rock 45th Birthday Celebration

March 2

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area, 18 miles north on Ranch Road 965

March 2 marks 45 years since Enchanted Rock became a State Natural Area, and this is one of the many 100-anniversary celebrations for Texas State Parks this year. Guarantee entry by reserving a free day pass up to one month before this special event. Proposed festivities include a fair-type event with area volunteers and interpreters showcasing different activities including backyard bass fishing, birding, skins and skulls, water colour, atlatl, etc.

tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/enchanted-rock/park_events

"Tenderly: The Rosemary Clooney Musical"

March 3-5

Steve W. Shepherd Theater, 1668 US 87 South

Fredericksburg Theater Company presents this performance by Texas Repertory Theatre of "Tenderly," a fresh, remarkably personal, and poignant picture of the woman whose unparalleled talent and unbridled personality made her an American musical legend.

fredericksburgtheater.org

Spring Break at the Pioneer Museum

March 13-18

Pioneer Museum, 325 W. Main St.

The musuem grounds are full of family fun with living history demonstrations that include tomahawk throwing, cornhusk doll-making, chuckwagon cooking, butter churning, pioneer laundry, frontier songs, and games.

pioneermuseum.org

Trade Days

March 17-19

Fredericksburg Trade Days, 355 Sunday Farms Lane

Shop more than 350 vendors in seven barns and acres of antiques, collectibles, tools, crafts, shabby chic, primitives, ranch furniture, hunting accessories, candles, unique clothing, jewelry, food, and other items.

fbgtradedays.com

Hill Country Indian Artifact Show

March 18

Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park, 432 Lady Bird Drive

Featuring a wide variety of some of the finest Native American artifacts from Texas and the United States, the show items include arrowheads, pottery, beads, cases, and books. Plus, there are door prizes and food is available for purchase.

hillcountryindianartifacts.com

Mud Dauber Festival and Chili Cookoff

March 18

Luckenbach Texas, 412 Luckenbach Town Loop

Named in honor of the pesky insect, this open chili cookoff and live music festival shows why Luckenbach has some of the best mud in the universe.

luckenbachtexas.com

Rob Landes in Concert

March 19

Fredericksburg United Methodist Church, 1800 N. Llano St.

Fredericksburg Music Club presents Rob Landes, a native Houstonian who is widely known as a pianist, organist, harpist, arranger, conductor, and published composer.

fredericksburgmusicclub.com

Wanderlust 13.1, 10K, and 5K

March 25

Marketplatz Square, 126 W. Main St.

Run a half marathon, 10K, or 5K through beautiful Fredericksburg in Hill Country. Half marathon runners get to tackle the famous Crabapple Road, which has great views and rolling hills in one large loop. All runners start at Marktplatz (Market Square) in the heart of Fredericksburg.

scallywompus.com

Texas Hill Country Wineries' Wine and Wildflower Journey

March 27-April 21

Various locations

Get tickets online to receive full complimentary tastings and wine discounts at dozens of participating wineries on this self-guided tour.

texaswinetrail.com

Texas Vintage Motorcycle Fandango

March 31-April 2

Gillespie County Fairgrounds, 530 Fair Drive

Known as the “best little vintage bike event in Texas," the Texas Fandango is a vintage swap meet and bike show with vintage races all rolled into one fun-packed weekend.

thetexasfandango.com

Wildflower Celebration

April 1-16

Wildseed Farms, 100 Legacy Drive

Enjoy viewing and snapping photos of the wildflower fields in full bloom along with two butterfly gardens.

wildseedfarms.com

First Friday Art Walk

April 7

Various locations

Participating fine art galleries remain open until 8 p.m. on the first Friday of every month, so visitors and visiting artists can have more time to enjoy new shows, demonstrations, and receptions.

facebook.com/first-friday-art-walk-fredericksburg-401466143219898

Spring Fling Art Sale

April 8

Marktplatz , 100 block of Main Street

Find original art and prints from members of Die Kunstler's von Fredericksburg, the artists of Fredericksburg. Die Kunstler is an all-volunteer member artist group founded in 1993, its name honoring the city's German heritage.

dkfredericksburg.org

Easter at the Sauer-Beckmann Living History Farm

April 8

LBJ State Park and Historic Site, 199 State Park Road 52

Learn about German Easter traditions including friendship cards, homemade egg dyes, grass baskets, and lamb cake.

tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/lyndon-b-johnson

Big Easter Egg Hunt in Luckenbach Texas

April 9

Luckenbach Texas, 412 Luckenbach Town Loop

Participate in free family fun that includes hunting for Easter eggs, live music, games, and photo ops with the Easter Bunny.

luckenbachtexas.com

Trade Days

April 14-16

Fredericksburg Trade Days, 355 Sunday Farms Lane

Shop more than 350 vendors in seven barns and acres of antiques, collectibles, tools, crafts, shabby chic, primitives, ranch furniture, hunting accessories, candles, unique clothing, jewelry, food, and other items.

fbgtradedays.com

Fredericksburg VFD Annual Spring Fish Fry

April 15

Marktplatz, 100 block of West Main Street

At this annual fundraiser for the Fredericksburg Volunteer Fire Department, enjoy a freshly fried catfish dinner with all the trimmings, raffle, silent auction, and music.

fbgtx.org

Alamo Metro Chorus in Concert

April 16

Fredericksburg United Methodist Church, 1800 N. Llano St.

Fredericksburg Music Club presents award-winning barbershop group Alamo Metro Chorus, a membership organization of female singers who meet regularly to practice, perform, socialize, and have fun.

fredericksburgmusicclub.com

"The Play That Goes Wrong"

April 21-23, 27-30

Fredericksburg United Methodist Church, 1800 N. Llano St.

Welcome to opening night of the Cornley University Drama Society’s newest production, "The Murder at Haversham Manor," where things are quickly going from bad to utterly disastrous. This 1920s whodunit has everything you never wanted in a show—an unconscious leading lady, a corpse that can’t play dead, and actors who trip over everything (including their lines). Nevertheless, the accident-prone thespians battle against all odds to make it through to their final curtain call, with hilarious consequences.

fredericksburgtheater.org

Luckenbach Bluegrass Festival

April 22

Luckenbach Texas, 412 Luckenbach Town Loop

A day full of great bluegrass music, food, and a family-friendly atmosphere. The music line up starts at 1 p.m. and goes into the evening with lots of great artists and bands.

luckenbachtexas.com

Monster Truck Wars

April 22

Gillespie County Fairgrounds, 530 Fair Drive

America's wildest monster truck show promises fun and high-energy excitement, with monster trucks as seen on national TV. Ride on a real monster truck and meet the drivers.

gillespiefair.com

Founders Day Celebration

May 6

Pioneer Museum, 325 W. Main St.

Fredericksburg honors the month of its founding and the birth month of its founder, John O. Meusebach. The celebration includes a wreath-laying ceremony at the Vereins Kirche and free admission to the Pioneer Museum, which has living history demonstrations taking place all day.

pioneermuseum.org

Texas Flower Country Women's 5K and 10K Run/Walk

May 13

Wildseed Farms, 100 Legacy Drive

Run or walk through the flower fields and vineyards of Wildseed Farms. Then, enjoy the beautiful setting and champagne, craft beer, food, massages, live music, and the boutiques of Wildseed Farms. Your entry also includes a race T-shirt and custom finisher medal.

runintexas.com/flower

Willow City VFD Annual Benefit Barbecue

May 13

Willow City VFD, 2553 Ranch Road 1323

Enjoy a country store where baked and canned goods are sold, hand-sewn items and crafts, silent and live auctions, prize giveaways, a barbecue meal, and beverages.

facebook.com/people/willow-city-volunteer-fire-rescue-inc/100058326136409

Trade Days

May 19-21

Fredericksburg Trade Days, 355 Sunday Farms Lane

Shop more than 350 vendors in seven barns and acres of antiques, collectibles, tools, crafts, shabby chic, primitives, ranch furniture, hunting accessories, candles, unique clothing, jewelry, food, and other items.

fbgtradedays.com

The Moanin' Frogs in Concert

May 21

Fredericksburg United Methodist Church, 1800 N. Llano St.

Fredericksburg Music Club presents the Moanin' Frogs, an ensemble featuring six saxophones from soprano to bass. Bending genres and uplifting spirits, The Moanin’ Frogs offer an electrifying approach to chamber music.

fredericksburgmusicclub.com

Crawfish Festival

May 26-28

Marktplatz, 100 block of West Main Street

At this festival on Memorial Day Weekend, indulge with great Cajun food, live music, shopping, and a kids' carnival. This event is sponsored by the Fredericksburg Jaycees.

fbgcrawfishfestival.com

Memorial Day Observance

May 29

National Museum of the Pacific War, 340 E. Main St.

At this event hosted at the National Museum of the Pacific War, visitors can remember those who gave their lives for the freedoms enjoyed today. The event includes guest speakers, music, and a wreath-laying ceremony.

pacificwarmuseum.org

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