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

Crawfish Festival

May 28-30

Sponsored by the Fredericksburg Jaycees, this festival serves up great Cajun food, live music, and a...

Concert in the Park

June 27

Hosted by Pedernales Creative Arts Alliance, the free Sunday evening concert this month features wes...

First Friday Art Walk

July 2

Participating fine art galleries remain open until 8 p.m., so that visitors can have time to partake...

Live Pari-Mutuel Horse Racing

July 3-4, 17-18

Come out during the summer season for live horse racing at the Fairgrounds’ Class 3 track. Pick yo...

July Fourth Community Parade and Patriotic Program

July 4

Originally started in 1991 by a group of community-minded friends, this small-town patriotic parade ...

July Fourth Fireworks Display

July 4

This annual fireworks display is sponsored by the city of Fredericksburg and takes place from the go...

"Beauty and The Beast Jr."

July 15-18

Fredericksburg Youth Theater presents this adaptation of the musical that is based on the original B...

Night in Old Fredericksburg

July 17

This festive occasion features live pari-mutuel horse racing and other activities all during the day...

Trade Days

July 20-22

Shop from more than 400 vendors in seven barns and acres of antiques, collectibles, tools, crafts, s...

Hill Country Auto Swap Meet

July 23-25

At the 43rd annual auto swap meet, car enthusiasts can find just about anything, including a "car co...

Concert in the Park

July 25

Hosted by Pedernales Creative Arts Alliance, the free Sunday evening concert this month features dan...

Hill Country Film Festival

July 29-Aug. 1

"The Best Little Film Festival in Texas" celebrates independent film; screens more than 90 independ...

First Friday Art Walk

Aug. 6

Participating fine art galleries remain open until 8 p.m., so that visitors can have time to partake...

Texas Ranger Day and History Symposium

Aug. 7

Honoring those who have served and those still commissioned, Texas Rangers Day is a two-part event t...

"Always…Patsy Cline"

Aug. 13-15, 20-22

Fredericksburg Theater Company presents this tribute to the legendary country singer who died tragic...

Live Pari-Mutuel Horse Racing

Aug. 14-15, 28-29

Come out during the summer season for live horse racing at the Fairgrounds’ Class 3 track. Pick yo...

Trade Days

Aug. 20-22

Shop from more than 400 vendors in seven barns and acres of antiques, collectibles, tools, crafts, s...

Gillespie County Fair

Aug. 26-29

The Gillespie County Fair is the oldest continuous county fair in Texas and marks its 133rd year thi...

Gillespie County Fair Parade

Aug. 27

One of the Texas Hill Country’s oldest (133 years) and biggest parades has more than 200 units, ma...

Concert in the Park

Aug. 29

Hosted by Pedernales Creative Arts Allicance, the free Sunday evening concert this month features vi...

First Friday Art Walk

June 4

Participating fine art galleries remain open until 8 p.m., so that visitors can have time to partake...

"Mamma Mia!"

June 4-6, 11-13, 18-20

Fredericksburg Theater Company presents the hit musical featuring ABBA songs that tell the hilarious...

Masonic Open Car Show

June 5

The 16th annual open car show benefits various charitable and fraternal activities of Masonic Lodge ...

Thomas Michael Riley Music Festival

June 11-12

Hosted by Thomas Michael Riley, this 13th annual music festival showcases the best in Texas music an...

Trade Days

June 18-20

Shop from more than 400 vendors in seven barns and acres of antiques, collectibles, tools, crafts, s...

Luckenbach Food Truck Festival

June 26

Taste all the offerings at food trucks from the San Antonio, Austin, and Fredericksburg region, plus...

"The Art of Fredericksburg: 175 Years"

May 8-Sept. 19

In honor of Fredericksburg's 175th anniversary, this exhibit features more than 50 original pieces o...

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