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Upcoming Events in The Hill Country

Austin

Texas Young Masters

April 16

Zach Theatre, 202 S. Lamar Blvd.

A joint program between the Texas Cultural Trust and the Texas Commission on the Arts (TCA), Texas Young Masters awards scholarship grants to deserving young artists in various artistic disciplines. The 2024 Young Masters are honored at Zach Theatre with music from Ray Benson from Asleep at the Wheel, Trevor Scott from We Are Austin, and other special guests.

txculturaltrust.org/what-we-do/texas-young-masters

Tim Robinson in Concert

April 17

Bass Concert Hall, 2350 Robert Dedman Drive

Tim Robinson is a writer, actor, and improviser best known for his runaway hit sketch show, “I Think You Should Leave,” on Netflix, which garnered him three Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Short Form Comedy Series and Outstanding Actor in a Short Form Comedy. He started his career as a writer on “Saturday Night Live” showcasing his unique, unhinged brand of sketch comedy. He later went on to co-create the delightfully absurd Comedy Central series “Detroiters” with Sam Richardson. Never seen before sketches are shown, along with other special guest appearances.

texasperformingarts.org

Boerne

Spring Diva Night

April 18

Hill Country Mile, Main Street

Spring Diva Night offers later shopping hours, cocktails, delicious bites, music, and fun. It’s the perfect night out with friends and is great for some mother-daughter quality time, too. Come out and support local businesses with a night of shopping and fun.

Austin

Reggae Fest

April 19-21

Auditorium Shores, 900 W. Riverside Drive

A fundraiser for the Capital Area Food Bank, Reggae Fest features three days of reggae, world and dub talent, and more than 50 vendors selling food and arts and crafts.

austinreggaefest.com

Llano

Crawfish Open

April 19-20

Robinson Park , 123 Robinson Park Drive

It’s crawfish season and the Llano Crawfish Open celebrates with great food, arts and crafts, the Crawfish Crawler 5K Walk and Run, a golf tournament, live music, and a motorcycle fun run. More than 22,500 pounds of crawfish are served, so come hungry.

llanocrawfishopen.com

Austin

Laufe in Concert

April 19

Bass Concert Hall, 2350 Robert Dedman Drive

Laufey (pronounced lāy-vāy) is a 24-year-old, Los Angeles-based singer, composer, producer, and multi-instrumentalist whose jazz songs are about young love and self-discovery. Raised between Reykjavík and Washington, D.C. with annual visits to Beijing, the Icelandic-Chinese artist grew up playing cello as well as piano and became hooked on the jazz standards of Ella Fitzgerald after digging through her father’s record collection.

texasperformingarts.org

Bandera

Frontier Times Texas Heroes Hall of Honor Induction Ceremony

April 19

Frontier Times Museum, 510 13th St.

In keeping with the pioneering spirit of the museum’s founder, J. Marvin Hunter Sr., the Frontier Times Museum established the Texas Heroes Hall of Honor to recognize the contributions of people who, through their leadership, creativity, example, and hard work, keep the pioneer spirit alive and help keep Texas Texan. Please join the museum in honoring the 2024 inductees.

frontiertimesmuseum.org

Fredericksburg

Trade Days

March 15-17, April 19-21, May 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

Bee Cave

Texas Whiskey Festival

April 20

Star Hill Ranch, 15000 Hamilton Pool Road

The Texas Whiskey Festival is an opportunity to meet the distillers and master blenders who make Texas whiskey. Over 35 whiskey distilleries from across Texas are on site, and entertainment, cigars, vendors, and a live concert finish the night off.

txwhiskeyfest.com

Blanco

Market Day

April 20

Old Blanco Courthouse, 300 Main St.

Shop from over 70 vendors offering homemade crafts, apparel, home décor, plants, baked goods, art, embroidery and crocheted items, and jewelry. Food vendors are on site, and live music fills the air.

historicblanco.org/market-day

Austin

Field Guide Festival

April 20

Fiesta Gardens, 2101 Jesse E. Segovia St.

Field Guide Festival is a food systems festival that brings the farmers to you. Find fresh ingredients, grown and harvested by local farmers, prepared by chefs from around the city. Communities are built around tables, and this festival is an expansion of the farm-to-table movement. Experience a weekend of innovative conversation, connection, and cookouts with those who make the Austin food economy special.

fieldguidefest.com

Wimberley

Butterfly Festival

April 20

Emily Ann Theater , 1101 FM 2325

The annual butterfly festival celebrates spring with music, kids’ activities, and thousands of butterflies.

emilyann.org/butterfly.html

Boerne

Texas Corvette Association Open Car Show

April 20

Hill Country Mile, 100 N. Main St.

Hundreds of colorful Corvettes line the historic Hill Country Mile and Main Plaza, attracting car enthusiasts and guests. Enjoy all that downtown Boerne has to offer while admiring beautiful vehicles.

texas-corvette-association.com

Fredericksburg

Fredericksburg VFD Annual Spring Fish Fry

April 20

Marktplatz, 100 W. Main St.

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

fbgtx.org

Kerrville

Spring Native Plant Sale

April 20

Riverside Nature Center, 150 Francisco Lemos St.

The Spring Native Plant Sale features water-wise perennials and annuals to enhance pollinator and native landscapes.

riversidenaturecenter.org

Austin

The Glenn Miller Orchestra in Concert

April 21

Bass Concert Hall, 2350 Robert Dedman Drive

The world-famous Glenn Miller Orchestra brings timeless classics like “In the Mood,” “Moonlight Serenade,” “Chattanooga Choo Choo,” “Pennsylvania 6-5000,” “String of Pearls,” and “Tuxedo Junction” back to the stage. Even 80 years after founding his famous orchestra, Glenn Miller’s music is alive and well, as Miller was the most successful of all the dance bandleaders back in the swing era of the ‘30s and ‘40s.

texasperformingarts.org/event/glenn-miller-orchestra-2024-bass-concert-hall-austin-texas

Boerne

The Ukulele Orchestra in Concert

April 22

Boerne Champion Auditorium, 201 Charger Blvd.

Boerne Performing Arts presents The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain. Ranging between sincerity and insanity, punk rock sensibilities and restrained British humor, the group’s nearly four-decade career has taken them around the globe, garnering hordes of fans and imitators along the way.

boerneperformingarts.com

Lampasas

Riata Roundup Rodeo and LTX Barbecue Fest

April 25-27

580 Sports Complex, 2351 FM 580

The Diamond Cross Rodeo Company is back to produce this rodeo, and there is something for the entire family to enjoy. Thursday night kicks off with a jackpot open barrel race. Friday and Saturday, gates open with mutton bustin’ with rodeo events immediately following, plus concerts, food trucks, and vendors. On Saturday before the rodeo, the LTX Barbecue Fest kicks off.

lampasaschamber.org

Kerrville

Symphony of the Hills in Concert

April 25

Cailloux Theater, 910 Main St.

Symphony of the Hills presents “Larger Than Life,” a concert “dedicated to those who lift up others.” The list of compositions includes Sir Edward Elgar’s “Enigma Variations,” Pachelbel’s Canon in D, and Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1, performed by Donald Crandall.

symphonyofthehills.org

Austin

Psych Fest

April 26-28

The Far Out Lounge and Stage, 8504 S. Congress Ave.

Austin Psych Fest features a lineup of psych rock, dream pop, and indie rock bands with visual artists and a Mad Alchemy Light Show.

levitation.fm/pages/austin-psych-fest

Dripping Springs

Founders Day

April 26-28

Downtown Dripping Springs, Mercer Street

Visit Dripping Springs for a festive celebration of heritage and pioneer spirit. The celebration has a parade plus free music and entertainment, the Mighty Thomas Carnival, food, beer, street dances, cookoff competitions, and over 150 arts and crafts booths and business vendors.

cityofdrippingsprings.com/founders-day

Georgetown

Red Poppy Festival

April 26-28

Georgetown Square, 103 W. Seventh St.

The Red Poppy Capital of Texas celebrates this annual event in honor of red poppy season. The three-day celebration includes food vendors, live music, a parade and car show, an artisan market, and an area for kids. All concerts are free.

poppy.georgetown.org

Ingram

“The Explorers’ Club”

April 26-May 12

Hill Country Arts Foundation, 120 Point Theatre Road

Set in 19th-century London, the farce depicts the chaos that ensues when a woman tries to gain entry to the fictional titular club of explorers.

hcaf.com

Kerrville

Roundup Exhibition and Sale

April 26-May 12

Museum of Western Art, 1550 Bandera Highway

The 41st annual roundup and sale is an exciting weekend full of art, food, drinks, music, and dancing. More than 150 works are for sale from local, regional, and national artists.

museumofwesternart.com

Austin

Eeyore’s Birthday Party

April 27

Pease District Park, 1100 Kingsbury St.

Eeyore’s Birthday Party is a fundraiser operated by the Friends of the Forest Foundation to benefit local nonprofit groups in Austin. Celebrate with live music, beer, food, acrobats, and costume contests.

eeyores.org

Boerne

Joseph Kuipers in Concert

April 27

Cave Without a Name Throne Room, 325 Kreutzberg Road

Celloist Joseph Kuipers, the executive-artistic director of Texas Cello School, performs a new program.

cavewithoutaname.com/event-calendar

Kerrville

The Kings of Queen Concert

April 27

Cailloux Theater, 910 Main St.

Delivering the sound of legendary rock ‘n’ roll band Queen, frontman and lead singer Emo Alaeddin puts together a live and accurate tribute to the late Freddie Mercury.

caillouxperformingarts.com

Ingram

Stonehenge II Celtic Festival and Highland Games

April 27-28

Hill Country Arts Foundation, 120 Point Theatre Road

Learn about Celtic culture while enjoying the festivities that include vendors, clans, music, food, the annual Highland Games, and dancing. The event takes place on the grounds of the Hill Country Arts Foundation which include a replica of Stonehenge that was created by the late Al Shepperd and Doug Hill more than 20 years ago.

hcaf.com

Kerrville

Texas Gun and Knife Show

April 27-28

Kerr County Hill Country Youth Event Center, 3785 SH 27

The Texas Gun and Knife Association hosts this annual show. Vendors sell new and used guns, knives, ammunition, coins, jewelry, camping gear, accessories, and other hunting and outdoors items.

texasgunandknifeshows.com

Austin

Blues Festival

April 27-28

Waterloo Park, 500 E. 12th St.

Presented by Antone’s and Waterloo Greenway, Austin Blues Festival returns for its second year, this time with over two full days of music from greats like Buddy Guy, Jimmie Vaughn, Brittany Howard, Soul Man Sam, Big Freedia, Robert Glasper, and Cimafunk, along with food, drinks, and market vendors.

austinbluesfestival.com

Wimberley

Pie Social

April 27

Wimberley Valley Museum, 14068 RR 12

You can’t go wrong with pie and hot dogs (in that order), and it’s all to raise money for the Wimberley Valley Museum. The pie competition covers five different categories, and judging takes place for fruit, cream, nut, specialty, and kids’ pies. Ribbons are given for first, second, and third places in each category. A grand prize for Best Pie receives a special award, and all winning pies are auctioned. All funds raised from selling slices of pies and hot dogs go directly to the Wimberley Valley Museum. A pie-eating contest is also part of the day, along with music provided by Marvin and Laura Bottera.

wimwic.org/pie-social

New Braunfels

Cal Tri San Antonio

April 28

Texas Ski Ranch, 6700 I-35 North

Participate in 14 event options including seven Olympic distance events (triathlon, triathlon relay, run-bike-run, swim-bike, swim-run, 1640 yard swim, and 10K run) and seven sprint distance events (triathlon, triathlon relay, run-bike-run, swim-bike, swim-run, 400 yard swim, and 5K run).

sanantonio.californiatriathlon.org

Austin

Blanton Live: Conversations for Now

April 28

Blanton Museum of Art, 200 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

Internationally acclaimed artist Gajin Fujita and renowned anime scholar Susan Napier discuss how traditional Japanese art influences contemporary art and pop culture in Japan and beyond.

blantonmuseum.org/exhibitions-calendar/blanton-live

Boerne

Handmade Market

May 3-4

1910 Church, 130 Sisterdale Road

The Boerne Handmade Market is the largest market of its kind in South Texas. The two-day event features more than 75 vendors selling handmade-only items including jewelry, apparel, leather goods, toys, home décor, art, candles, and food.

boernehandmademarket.com

Ingram

Texas Watercolor Society Show

May 3-June 29

Hill Country Arts Foundation, 120 Point Theatre Road

The 75th annual Texas Watercolor Society Show continues the organization’s tradition of exhibiting and promoting some of the best artists working in the unique and vibrant medium of watercolor.

hcaf.com

Brady

Cinco de Mayo Celebration

May 4

Mexican Colony Park, 600 Junio St.

After the Mexican Revolution in 1910, Mexican refugees fled to Texas and many settled in Brady, where they raised their families and established the Mexican Colony neighborhood. Cinco de Mayo soon became a major celebration in Brady, and today, it’s still celebrated with a market and dancing.

facebook.com/mexicancolony

Austin

Pecan Street Spring Arts Festival

May 4-5

East Sixth Street, Sixth Street from Brazos Street to I-35

A free, family event, the Pecan Street Festival is the oldest and largest art festival in Central Texas. Musicians, food vendors, artists, and craftspeople turn Sixth Street—historically called Pecan Street—into a lively street fair.

pecanstreetfestival.org

Taylor

Taylor Fest

May 4

Heritage Square Park, 400 N. Main St.

The first weekend in May brings a lively event celebrating the heritage of Taylor and the Blackland Prairie it was founded on. Enjoy live music, food, vendors, and children’s activities in the middle of downtown Taylor.

ci.taylor.tx.us

San Marcos

Heritage Home Tour

May 4-5

Various Locations, Belvin Street

Step inside some of San Marcos’ most gorgeous homes at the Heritage Home Tour. The event features self-guided tours of some of San Marcos’ historic homes and culturally significant sites. Docents are stationed around the homes ready to let you in on the history, secrets, and architectural delights found in each home.

heritagesanmarcos.org

Bandera

Bandera Cattle Company Gunfighters

May 4, 11, 18, 25

Rattlesnake Ridge, 126 SH 16S

On Saturdays, see the Bandera Cattle Company Gunfighters reenact 1800s gunfights twice a day at Rattlesnake Ridge located behind the Bandera Visitors Center.

facebook.com/banderagunfighters

Cowboys on Main

May 4, 11, 18, 25

Enjoy free cowboy fun in downtown Bandera. Activities can include chuckwagon storytelling, hopping on a saddle-broke longhorn, or taking a horse-drawn wagon tour of Bandera.

banderabusiness.com

Kerrville

Shatter the Stigma 5K Run/Walk

May 4

Schreiner University, Trailhead Beer Garden, 2100 Memorial Blvd., Building 11

This fun run/walk aims to raise awareness about mental health and to “shatter the stigma” associated with mental illness. Following the race, awards and prizes are handed out.

kerrvillevsc.org

Stonewall

Williams Creek (Albert) School Open House

May 4

Williams Creek (Albert) School, 5501 S. RR 1623

The Friends of Gillespie County Country Schools invites visitors to attend this open house at the historic Williams Creek (Albert) School. Learn about the limestone building, constructed in 1897, and the community’s German history. Visitors can also explore the grounds that offer birdwatching and geocaching.

historicschools.org

Bandera

Morning Ride with Cowboy Breakfast

May 5, 12, 19, 26

Major Hope Corral, 749 Old Medina Highway

Join Bandera Historical Rides for a Sunday morning cowboy breakfast and horseback ride at Major Hope Corral, a horse rescue center outside of Bandera.

banderahistoricalrides.com

Kerrville

Hill Country Youth Orchestra’s Spring Concert

May 5

Cailloux Theater, 910 Main St.

Come see the outstanding students of the Hill Country Youth Orchestra as they share the sounds of the season along with classical masterpieces.

hcyo.org

Kerr County Market Days and Hill Country Swap Meet

May 7

Kerr County Hill Country Youth Event Center, 3785 SH 27

Market Days continues to feature artists and crafters bringing their own original handcrafted items, while Hill Country Swap Meet is a community garage sale/flea market.

kerrmarketdays.org

Extreme Dwarfanators Wrestling

May 10

Kerr County Hill Country Youth Event Center, 3785 SH 27

The world’s smallest wrestlers are competing for the title. They are the baddest little show on earth. Don’t miss this epic event.

dwarfanators.com

Austin

O. Henry Pun-Off World Championships

May 11

Brush Square Park, 409 E. Fifth St.

The O. Henry Museum Pun-Off World Championships is an internationally renowned spoken-word competition focused on the art of the pun. There are two competitions, PunSlingers and Punniest of Show, voted upon by the public.

punoffatx.brushsquaremuseums.org

Boerne

Mother’s Day Tribute: Trio Los Reyes and Nayelli Peña in Concert

May 11

Cave Without a Name Throne Room, 325 Kreutzberg Road

Mariachi group Trio Los Reyes performs songs to honor mothers, including “Gema,” “Canto a la Madre,” “Hermoso Cariño,” and “Las Mañanitas.” Vocalist Nayelli Peña makes a special appearance by singing hits from Linda Ronstadt’s first Spanish language album, “Canciones de Mi Padre,” and Vikki Carr recordings.

cavewithoutaname.com/event-calendar

Kerrville

Southwest Gourd and Fiber Fine Art Show

May 16-June 29

Kerr Arts and Cultural Center, 228 Earl Garrett St.

Open Tuesday through Saturday, this exhibit showcases gourd and fiber art by artists who come from all over the country. Meet the makers at the artists reception on May 25.

kacckerrville.com

Fredericksburg

Trade Days

March 15-17, April 19-21, May 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

Blanco

Market Day

May 18

Old Blanco Courthouse, 300 Main St.

Shop from over 70 vendors offering homemade crafts, apparel, home décor, plants, baked goods, art, embroidery and crocheted items, and jewelry. Food vendors are on site, and live music fills the air.

historicblanco.org/market-day

Austin

Hot Luck Festival

May 23-26

Downtown Austin

Honor the soul, sweat, and DIY diversity of the food and music world. Hot Luck is an eat-with-your-fingers picnic and party experience that highlights open-pit feats of culinary know-how and music in your ears that is as thoughtfully created as the food on your plate. Come hungry, thirsty, and bring your dancin’ boots.

hotluckfest.com

Kerrville

Folk Festival

May 23-June 9

Quiet Valley Ranch, 3876 Medina Highway

This annual festival features several days and nights of music from songwriters of national and international acclaim. Founded in 1972, the festival offers activities for all ages with a focus on nurturing and developing artistic expression, especially the art of songwriting, in a loving family-friendly environment.

kerrvillefolkfestival.org

Boerne

Art Waddle

May 25

Hill Country Mile, Main Street

The 12th annual Boerne Art Waddle takes place along the Cibolo Creek Trail, providing a relaxed atmosphere with the attributes of a major fine art festival. A self-guided route map provides artist locations, and waddlers have the opportunity to interact with the artists through demonstrations and booth chats in their assigned areas.

eventsoffmain.com/art-waddle

Bandera

Memorial Day Weekend Stampede Rodeo and Parade

May 24-26

Mansfield Park and Main Street, 2886 SH 16 North

Bandera Pro Rodeo presents three nights of Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association-sanctioned rodeos with bull riding, team roping, bareback riding, and other competitions. The annual Memorial Day Parade down Main Street gets underway Saturday at 11 a.m.

banderaprorodeo.org

Fredericksburg

Crawfish Festival

May 24-26

Marktplatz, 100 W. Main St.

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

fbgcrawfishfestival.com

Kerrville

Texas Masters of Fine Art and Craft

May 24-26

Y.O. Ranch Hotel and Conference Center, 2033 Sidney Baker St.

This exhibition offers works by some of the finest professional artists and craftspeople from Texas and has established a reputation as a prestigious sale in a beautiful venue, produced and managed by the artists themselves.

texasmasters.com

Boerne

Memorial Day Tribute: The Woodwind Winds in Concert

May 25

Cave Without a Name Throne Room, 325 Kreutzberg Road

The woodwind quintet based in The Woodlands is comprised of five talented musicians who collaborate to create a uniquely vibrant woodwind quintet soundscape with an expanded repertoire beyond the standard quartet pieces, including popular and seasonal music.

cavewithoutaname.com/event-calendar

Hunt

Crider’s Rodeo and Dancehall

May 25

Crider’s Rodeo and Dancehall, 2310 SH 39

Crider’s Rodeo and Dancehall, an entertainment spot along the banks of the Guadalupe River, opens its season of rodeos, live music, and dancing on Saturday nights.

cridersrandd.com

Bandera

Memorial Day Arts and Craft Show

May 26-27

Bandera County Courthouse Lawn, 500 Main St.

As part of the Memorial Day Weekend Stampede, Bandera hosts this arts and crafts show with vendors set up on the courthouse lawn.

banderatex.com

Chuckwagon Dinner and Show

May 26

Flying L Ranch and Resort, 675 Flying L Drive

Fill up on a barbecue dinner with all the fixings. The event includes live country music and dancing, Western entertainment, and other festivities.

flyingl.com

Austin

CapTex Triathlon

May 27

Lady Bird Lake, Downtown Austin, 1200 W. Cesar Chavez St.

All levels of athletes from top-ranked professionals to first-time triathletes compete in this triathlon, which includes the USA Paratriathlon National Championship. The race begins with a swim in Lady Bird Lake with beautiful views of the downtown Austin skyline. The bike course takes athletes right to the heart of downtown Austin and directly into the Texas capitol. The race concludes with a run through Butler Park and the Palmer Events Center before the rousing finish and post-race party at Vic Mathias Shores (Auditorium Shores).

captextri.com

ATX Television Festival

May 30-June 3

Downtown Austin

As the first festival devoted to television’s history and future, the ATX Television Festival functions like a traditional film festival with showings of new series, current hits, and cult favorites. The festival also offers access to the industry’s leading professionals with cast and creator Q&As and panels focusing on innovation in both production and content delivery.

atxfestival.com

Fredericksburg

Hill Country Film Festival

May 30-June 2

Hoffman Haus, 608 E. Creek St.

A celebration of independent film, the Hill Country Film Festival (HCFF) screens over 85 independent films (short and feature length) from Texas and around the world. In addition to screenings, HCFF also hosts revealing Q&As, captivating filmmaker panel discussions, and nightly festival parties that give attendees a chance to rub elbows with filmmakers. Screenings take place at Hoffman Haus and the National Museum of the Pacific War Ballroom with social events happening at various local bars and restaurants.

hillcountryff.com

Kerrville

Shakespeare in the Park

May 31-June 1

Louise Hays Park, 202 Thompson Drive

Come see “A Comedy of Errors,” about the farcical misadventures of two sets of identical twins, with all the slapstick and mistaken identities you’d expect from a Shakespearean adventure. When the four twins come together, all is finally resolved, and, in one last twist, their parents reunite as well.

caillouxperformingarts.com

Junction

Cowboys and Cajuns

June 1

Kimble County Courthouse , 501 Main St.

On the courthouse square, join locals for a crawfish boil and street dance with music provided by Fast Moving Train. Bring your lawn chairs to relax.

junctiontexas.com

Austin

Pond and Garden Tour

June 1-2

Greater Austin Area, 2220 Barton Springs Road

Take a self-guided tour of ponds and gardens in and around the Austin area. Streams, fountains, waterfalls, dragonflies, koi, amphibians, and aquatic gardening steal the show. Some of these ponds and gardens are even certified wildlife habitats. Proceeds support local ponds, aquatic gardens, parks, and educational programs. Kids 12 and under are free. Pets are not allowed on the tour.

austinpondsociety.org

Wimberley

Market Days

June 1

Lions Feild, 601 FM 2325

The first Saturday of the month, shop art, antiques, collector items, and quirky finds. There is live entertainment, plus food and drinks available for purchase.

wimberleymarketday.com

Fredericksburg

Car Fest

June 1

Marktplatz , 114 W. Main St.

Sponsored by the Fredericksburg Rotary Club, Car Fest is a Hill Country tradition now in its 19th year. The event offers food trucks and vendors and attracts car enthusiasts, families, and weekend shoppers to downtown Fredericksburg and the historic Marktplatz on Main Street.

fredericksburgmorningrotary.org/sitepage/car-fest

Bandera

Market Day

June 1

On the first Saturday of the month, arts and crafts vendors set up their pop-up shops along Main Street. Artists and craftspeople present original works while farmers sell produce, canned goods, and baked items.

banderabusiness.com

Bandera Cattle Company Gunfighters

June 1-29

Rattlesnake Ridge, 126 SH 16 South

On Saturdays, see the Bandera Cattle Company Gunfighters reenact 1800s gunfights twice a day at Rattlesnake Ridge, located behind the Bandera Visitors Center.

facebook.com/banderagunfighters

Cowboys On Main

June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Enjoy free cowboy fun in downtown Bandera. Activities can include chuckwagon storytelling, taking a horse-drawn wagon tour of Bandera, and listening to live Western music.

banderabusiness.com

Chuckwagon Dinner and Show

June 1-29

Flying L Ranch and Resort, 675 Flying L Drive

A barbecue dinner with all the fixins’, live country music, dancing, and Western entertainment are part of the fun at this chuckwagon dinner and show on Saturday evenings.

flyingl.com

Boerne

Old Jail Museum Tours

June 1-29

Kendall County Historic Jail, 208 E. San Antonio Ave.

The Kendall County Historic Jail was constructed in 1887 and served for a century as the county jail. In recent years, the Friends of the Kendall County Historic Jail have restored the space, bringing it back to life as a one-of-a-kind museum of Kendall County history. Tours are offered every Saturday.

thejail.org

A Day at the Farm and Farmers Market

June 1-29

Historic Herff Farm, 33 Herff Road

Every Saturday, Herff Farm invites visitors to its open-air farmers market. Come hike the trails, shop in the open air, get gardening inspiration, take classes on growing your food, help the Cibolo Center for Conservation maintain the land through volunteer service projects, or get new recipe ideas.

cibolo.org/locations/herff-farm

Kerrville

Kerr County Market Days and Hill Country Swap Meet

June 1

Kerr County Hill Country Youth Event Center, 3785 SH 27

Shop till you drop at Market Days, which features artists and crafters who bring their own original handcrafted items to sell and put on display, and Hill Country Swap Meet, a community garage sale/flea market.

kerrmarketdays.org

Hunt

Crider’s Rodeo & Dancehall

June 1-Aug. 31

Crider’s Rodeo and Dancehall, 2310 SH 39

Crider’s Rodeo and Dancehall, an entertainment spot along the banks of the Guadalupe River, opens its doors to host rodeos, live music, and dancing on Saturday nights all summer long.

cridersrandd.com

Bandera

Morning Ride with Cowboy Breakfast

June 2, 9, 16, 23

Major Hope Corral, 749 Old Medina Highway

Join Bandera Historical Rides for a Sunday morning cowboy breakfast and horseback ride at Major Hope Corral, a horse rescue center outside of Bandera.

banderahistoricalrides.com

Cowboy Opry

June 4

Silver Sage, 803 Buck Creek

On the first Tuesday of the month, come see Grand Ole Opry-style entertainment at the Silver Sage senior center, with refreshments and door prizes given out at the event.

silversage.org

New Braunfels

Swing Dance Lessons

June 4-Aug. 13

Gruene Hall, 1281 Gruene Road

Learn East Coast Swing steps in this one-hour class that kicks off before the Two Ton Tuesday show at Gruene Hall. The class welcomes beginners or those wanting to polish their wraps, tunnels, turns and spins.

gruenehall.com

Two Ton Tuesdays

June 4-Aug. 13

Gruene Hall, 1281 Gruene Road

It wouldn’t be summertime without popular rockabilly band Two Tons of Steel holding court in Gruene Hall every Tuesday evening. Grab your dancing partner and get ready for a rockin’ night that has been a Gruene Hall tradition for 28 years.

gruenehall.com

Fredericksburg

Craft Beer Festival

June 7-8

Marktplatz , 100 block of West Main Street

Save the date for the third annual fundraising festival designed to bring Texas craft beer breweries to town. Admission includes eight tickets, which can be used for beer or beer samples, drinks, food, and merchandise. Music, food vendors, and wine are part of the fun. The Suds and Tastes tent includes chef pairings and cornhole.

fbgcraftbeerfestival.com

Blanco

Lavender Festival

June 7-9

Historic Town Square, 300 Main St.

The Lavender Capital of Texas celebrates 19 years as one of the Hill Country’s premier festival venues. Artisans, food, local and regional beer and wine, live music, and lots and lots of lavender are available. The first commercial lavender farm in the state of Texas, Hill Country Lavender, is open for tours. The festival is free to attend.

blancolavenderfest.com

Llano

Open Pro Rodeo

June 7-8

John L. Kuykendall Events Center and Arena, 2200 RR 152

On the first full weekend of June, the Llano Open Pro Rodeo thrills the crowd with bronc bustin’, bull riding, barrel racing, and team roping.

llanochamber.org

Bandera

FatBoyz Cruise-In Car Show

June 7

Mansfield Park, 2886 SH 16 North

Held on the first Friday of the month, this car show features custom autos, rods, classics, muscle cars, trucks, motorcycles, special interest, and vintage vehicles of all kinds.

banderacowboycapital.com

Riding on Faith Friday Night Summer Series Rodeo

June 7-Aug. 23

Mansfield Park Arena, 2886 SH 16 North

This open rodeo on Friday nights features bullriding, mini-bulls, barrel racing, and roping.

ridingonfaithrodeo.com

New Braunfels

Friday Afternoon Club

June 7-Aug. 30

Gruene Hall, 1281 Gruene Road

Now in its 26th year, this Gruene Hall tradition is where hipsters, oldsters, suits, locals and drifters mix it up to start their weekend. The quintessential Friday happy hour includes great beer prices, prize giveaways, and Texas tunes broadcast live by KNBT 92.1 FM Radio New Braunfels. There’s even a very special guest interview each week.

gruenehall.com

Ingram

“Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat”

June 7-22

Hill Country Arts Foundation, 120 Point Theatre Road

The ever-popular musical by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber tells the story of Joseph, Jacob’s favorite son, and his 11 brothers. Joseph is sold into slavery by his jealous brothers and ends up imprisoned by an Egyptian noble.

hcaf.com/2024-theatre-season

San Marcos

Texas Water Safari

June 8

San Marcos River Park, 211 San Marcos Springs Drive

Considered the world’s toughest canoe race, the Texas Water Safari is a 260-mile-long canoe and kayak race from Spring Lake in San Marcos to the city of Seadrift on the Texas coastline. Come cheer the teams on at San Marcos City Park and Rio Vista Park.

texaswatersafari.org

New Braunfels

Hayes Carll in Concert

June 8

Gruene Hall, 1281 Gruene Road

Hayes Carll’s music has been influenced by artists like John Prine, Tom Waits, Bob Dylan, Travis, Kenny Rogers, and Hank Williams Jr. He’s won multiple Austin Music Awards and two Americana Music Awards and been nominated for a Grammy for Best Country Song.

gruenehall.com

Boerne

Market Days

June 8-9, July 13-14, Aug. 10-11

Main Plaza, 100 N. Main S.

On the second weekend of the month, spend time browsing the market, where you can find a variety of bargains and an assortment of jewelry, plants, art, handcrafts, collectibles, and antiques.

eventsoffmain.com/market-days

Pride Walk

June 8

Patrick Heath Public Library Amphitheater, 451 N. Main St.

Meet at the Patrick Heath Public Library Amphitheater for the Boerne Pride Walk. Walk in solidarity down the Hill Country Mile to River Road Park and back.

boernepridewalk.org

Kickoff to Summer

June 8

Carriage House Gallery, 110 Rosewood Ave.

Carriage House Gallery hosts this kickoff to summer event with art in the heart of Boerne. Enjoy light bites and wine while viewing art and conversing with the artists.

carriagehousegallerytx.com/events

Bluegrass Jam at The AgriCultural

June 8, 22; July 13, 27; Aug. 10, 24

The AgriCultural Museum and Arts Center, 102 City Park Road

Every second and fourth Saturday of the month, The AgriCultural Museum and Arts Center invites you to bring your instrument and play along, or just come to listen to the Bluegrass Jam.

theagricultural.org/bluegrass-jams

Kuhlmann-King Museum Tour

June 8, 22; July 13, 27; Aug. 10, 24

Kuhlmann-King Historical Complex, 402 E. Blanco Road

The Kuhlmann-King house gives the public the opportunity to step back in time to see what a historic Boerne home looked like “way back when.” Monthly events and program themes vary.

bahpsboerne.org

Kerrville

Texas Clash Cage Fight

June 8

Kerr County Hill Country Youth Event Center, 3785 SH 27

Texas Clash is a nonprofit organization formed to help disadvantage youth in the community by hosting live amateur mixed martial arts and kickboxing events.

tapology.com

Boerne

Abendkonzert

June 11, 25; July 2, 16

Main Plaza, 100 N. Main St.

Come hear traditional German music and stories of Boerne’s historic past at these summer concerts featuring the Boerne Village Band. Founded in 1860 by German immigrant Karl Dienger, the group is the oldest continuously active German band outside of Germany.

ci.boerne.tx.us/1104/concerts-in-the-park

Kerrville

“The Charitable Sisterhood of the Second Trinity Victory Church”

June 14-30

Playhouse 2000 VK Garage Theater, 305 Washington St.

In this new comedy by Bo Wilson, the ladies of The Charitable Sisterhood have gathered to organize a benefit for homeless Guatemalans, but they turn up a much more urgent problem right here at home. In the tradition of comedies like “Steel Magnolias” and “Crimes of the Heart,” the laughs are intermingled with some serious ideas to create a compelling evening of theater.

caillouxperformingarts.com

New Braunfels

Molly Hatchet in Concert

June 15

Brauntex Theatre, 290 W. San Antonio St.

In the early 1970s, a new genre of music was emerging in Jacksonville, Florida. A mixture of blues, country, gospel, and the English invasion of rock ‘n’ roll that later was coined Southern rock. The music was full of style and emotion with bands such as the Allman Brothers, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and a band from Jacksonville, Florida called Molly Hatchet in the forefront. Molly Hatchet toured with Aerosmith, Bob Seger, and The Rolling Stones. Today, Molly Hatchet’s tradition and legacy lives on.

brauntex.org

Blanco

Market Day

June 15

Old Blanco Courthouse, 300 Main St.

Shop from over 70 vendors offering homemade crafts, apparel, home décor, plants, baked goods, art, embroidery and crocheted items, and jewelry. Food vendors are on site, and live music fills the air.

historicblanco.org/market-day

Spring Branch

Gary P. Nunn with the County Line Band in Concert

June 15

Anhalt Dance Hall, 2390 Anhalt Road

Gary P. Nunn is an American country music singer and songwriter. He is best known for writing “London Homesick Blues,” which was the theme song for Austin City Limits from 1977 to 2004. The County Line Band, another Texas favorite, opens up for Nunn.

anhalthall.com/event/gary-p-nunn

New Braunfels

Old Gruene Market Days

June 15-16; July 20-21; August 17-18

Gruene Historic District, 1601 Hunter Road

Every month, nearly 100 vendors converge in Gruene Historic District to offer uniquely crafted items and packaged Texas foods.

gruenemarketdays.com

Boerne

Bull Riding Blowout

June 15

Kendall County Fairgrounds, 1307 River Road

Prepare for edge-of-your-seat excitement at the sixth annual Kendall County Fair Association Bull Riding Blowout. Watch man go up against bull and mutton bustin’ for the kiddos.

kcfa.org

Austin

19th Fest

June 16

Waterloo Park, 500 E. 12th St.

Join 19th Fest and celebrate Juneteenth with a day full of food, culture, and community. The festival features kid-friendly activities, live music, and retail vendors.

19thfest.com

Hauser: Rebel with a Cello Concert

June 18

Bass Concert Hall, 2350 Robert Dedman Drive

Since the time he decided to create a new, musical experience out of the long and established traditions of classical, pop, and rock music, Hauser has been playing arena concerts all over the world, defying the conventions of the established music business. From his now iconic rendition of “Smooth Criminal,” the song that launched him as an internet sensation and, where he was established as the founding member of the duo 2Cellos, he has captured the hearts and minds of millions.

texasperformingarts.org/event/hauser-2024-bass-concert-hall-austin-texas

Stonewall

Peach JAMboree and Rodeo

June 20-22

Stonewall Chamber of Commerce, 250 Peach St.

The 63rd annual celebration of the Stonewall peach crop includes peach judging, the crowning of the Peach Queen, a parade, lots of peach eating and pit spitting, a variety of food, live music, and goat roping.

stonewalltexas.com

Bandera

Third Thursday Cowboy Camp with Lew Peterbaugh

June 20

Bandera Beverage Barn, 1407 SH 16 North

Bring your guitar to play along or simply come to listen. Pickers who play cowboy, Texas, or Western swing music are welcome to sit in.

banderacowboycapital.com

New Braunfels

Pop-Up Yoga Class

June 21

Gruene Hall, 1281 Gruene Road

Celebrate International Day of Yoga at Gruene Hall, Texas’ oldest dance hall. Join instructor Melissa Welch-Lamoreaux for a pop-up yoga class that lasts one hour and 15 minutes and is designed for adults. Children ages 12 and older are welcome to attend with their parent or guardian. Bring a yoga mat (and other personal props that make you comfortable). All experience levels are invited.

gruenehall.com

Austin

City-Wide Vintage Sale

June 22-23

Palmer Events Center, 900 Barton Springs Road

Shop over 100 vendors for vintage clothing, midcentury modern decor, vintage art, collectibles, lighting, upcycled art, and unique finds at Austin’s famous vintage paradise open since 1977.

citywidevintagesale.com

Boerne

Music in the Cave: Summer Solstice

June 22

Cave Without a Name Throne Room, 325 Kreutzberg Road

Enjoy a variety of acoustic, world-beat music styles featuring the words and music of singer/performance artist Rudi Harst (vocals, acoustic guitar, Native American flute, dulcimer, harmonica, Tibetan bowls) surrounded by the Rudiments.

cavewithoutaname.com

Moondance Concert

June 22, July 20, Aug. 17

Cibolo Center for Conservation, 140 City Park Road

Moondance is a longstanding, beloved tradition at the Cibolo. Grab your lawn chairs, coolers, and friends, and come enjoy live music from local bands under the oak trees. This summer, the center welcomes Trey Gonzalez, the Randy Carson Band, and Cactus Country.

cibolo.org/moondance

Bandera

Frontier Times Fourth Sunday Jamboree

June 23

Frontier Times Museum, 510 13th St.

The Frontier Times Museum presents this jamboree on the fourth Sunday of each month. The event includes live music, storytelling, and fun for all ages.

frontiertimesmuseum.org

New Braunfels

Frank Schlather Day in Gruene

June 23

Gruene Hall, 1281 Gruene Road

Also known as Frank’s Tranquilizer Hour, this yearly event commemorates the legendary former “mayor” of Gruene with special offers including select domestic beers for 50 cents from noon to 2 p.m.

gruenehall.com

Austin

Asian American Film Festival

June 26-30

AFS Cinema, 6259 Middle Fiskville Road

Feature filmmakers’ unique voices are celebrated in a forum where viewers come together to experience the wide array of Asian American Pacific Islander perspectives. Narrative features and shorts and documentary features and shorts are showcased throughout the festival.

aaafilmfest.org

New Braunfels

Reckless Kelly in Concert

June 28-29

Whitewater Amphitheater, 11860 FM 306

Reckless Kelly is an American country rock band. Formed in Stanley, Idaho, the band moved to Austin, Texas in 1996 and has been a fixture of the Texas country music scene since. Hit songs include “Wicked Twisted Road,” “Nobody’s Girl,” and “Seven Nights in Eire.”

whitewaterrocks.com

“Red, White, and Tuna”

June 28

The Brauntex Performing Arts Theatre, 290 W. San Antonio St.

It’s been a few months since we left Bertha and Arles dancing at the end of “A Tuna Christmas.” Did the romance blossom? Has Didi Snavley received any “cosmic” communications from R.R.’s UFO? Did Stanley make his fortune in the Albuquerque taxidermy business? These and other burning questions are answered in this side-splitting spoof. Along with your favorite Tuna characters, some new Tuna denizens burst into the Tuna High School class reunion.

brauntex.org

Wimberley

Fourth of July Rodeo

June 28-30

Wimberley VFW, 401 Jacobs Well Road

Sanctioned by the Cowboys Professional Rodeo Association, this rodeo includes bull riding, tie-down calf roping, bareback and saddle bronc riding, steer wrestling, team roping, women’s breakaway roping, and women’s barrel racing. Admission and parking proceeds are considered a donation to Post 6441 and used to support a variety of veterans and community programs and activities.

vfw6441.com/events

Austin

Sips and Sounds Summer Festival

June 29-30

Circuit of The Americas, 9201 Circuit of the Americas Blvd.

The annual Sips and Sounds music festival features national headlining artists across two days and multiple stages. Enjoy stellar live music, premium listening experiences, and a selection of local food and drink vendors.

sipssoundsfest.com

Boerne

Tour de Boerne

June 29

Don Strange Ranch, 103 Waring Welfare Road

Ready for a Texas-size challenge? Saddle up for a ride across beautiful terrain. Known for steep hills, epic views, and friendly faces, the Tour de Boerne is the fastest-growing charity bike ride in the Lone Star State. The race begins and ends at Don Strange Ranch.

tourdeboerne.com

Austin

Copa America Tournament Matches

June 30-July 2

Q2 Stadium, 10414 Mc Kalla Place

One of the longest-running and most prestigious international soccer tournaments is coming to Austin for two matches. On June 30th, Venezuela takes on Jamaica, followed by Paraguay versus the winner of the Concacaf playoff on July 2nd.

copaamerica.com/en

Boerne

Boerne Concert Band in Concert

June 30

Main Plaza, 100 N. Main St.

The Boerne Concert Band plays a wide range of music that people of all ages can enjoy. This month, the group of volunteer musicians performs a concert in the park in honor of Independence Day.

boerneconcertband.com

Bandera

Cowboy Opry

July 2

Silver Sage, 803 Buck Creek

On the first Tuesday of the month, come see Grand Ole Opry-style entertainment at the Silver Sage senior center, with refreshments and door prizes given out at the event.

silversage.org

New Braunfels

Fourth of July Parade

July 4

Downtown New Braunfels, South Castell Avenue

Celebrate America’s birthday in downtown New Braunfels with an old-fashioned, small-town parade followed by a short patriotic musical program provided by the New Braunfels Community Band on the Main Plaza. Wear your most star-spangled attire and bring the family and lawn chairs.

sophienburg.com/event/4thofjulyparade/?event_date=2022-07-04

Junction

Fireworks Display

July 4

Junction Texas City Park, North Second Street

See a fireworks display on the banks of the Llano River.

junctiontexas.com

Austin

H-E-B Austin Symphony July 4th Concert and Fireworks

July 4

Vic Mathias Shores, 900 W. Riverside Drive

The Austin Symphony hosts an annual concert of patriotic music culminating in a spectacular firework display over Lady Bird Lake.

austinsymphony.org

Bee Cave

Hill Country Galleria Independence Day Celebration

July 4

Hill Country Galleria, 12700 Hill Country Blvd.

Let freedom ring with a dog-friendly day full of shopping, music, barbecue, family fun, and fireworks.

hillcountrygalleria.com

Austin

Willie Nelson’s Fourth of July Picnic

July 4

Q2 Stadium, 10414 Mc Kalla Place

Created in 1972 by Willie himself, this Independence Day celebration features incredible live music acts and a fireworks show.

austinfc.com/stadium

Wimberley

Fourth of July Parade

July 4

Downtown Wimberley , 100 Wimberley Sqaure

See a small-town patriotic parade through the downtown streets of Wimberley.

wimberley.org

Fredericksburg

Fourth of July Parade

July 4

Main Street , 100 Main St.

Originally started in 1991 by a group of community-minded friends, this small-town patriotic parade has grown over the years to be one that is loved by many. The parade begins promptly at 10 a.m. and heads east on Main Street to the National Museum of the Pacific War. It then makes a U-turn and goes west on Main all the way to Bowie Street. Bring your lawn chairs for a great seat or use the tailgate of your pickup to enjoy. There is a free patriotic program following the parade at Martkplatz.

fbgtxparade.org

Fourth of July Fireworks

July 4

Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park, 432 Lady Bird Drive

The city of Fredericksburg hosts a fireworks show to celebrate our country’s independence. Multiple viewing areas are available inside the park and at the Gillespie County Fairgrounds. Guests are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs for seating.

fbgtx.org

Georgetown

Sertoma’s Fourth of July

July 4

San Gabriel Park, 445 E. Morrow St.

The Sertoma Club rings in the Fourth with live entertainment, arts and crafts vendors, a beer and wine vendor, petting zoo, food, classic and antique cars, games, rides for children and adults, and fireworks. Admission is free.

georgetown4th.org

Bandera

Barbecue Dinner and Fourth of July Parade

July 4

American Lion Post 410, 127 Legion Drive, Lakehills

American Legion Post 410 in Lakehills hosts this Fourth of July event that includes a parade in the morning followed by a barbecue meal and live music with the B-17s featuring Frank Castro.

banderacowboycapital.com/events/2024/4th-of-july-parade--bbq

Pet Parade

July 4

Bandera City Park, 173 Main St.

Cowboy Capital Pet Assistance League, Inc. presents its 28th annual Pet Parade. Dress up your pets and join other participants in the parade. Categories for the judging contest include Best Creative Costume and Best in Show.

ccpalrescue.org

Boerne

Independence Day Fireworks

July 4

Boerne City Park, 106 City Park Road

The annual Boerne Independence Day fireworks show begins at 9:15 p.m. and is scheduled to last 20-25 minutes. Prime viewing is available at the Kendall County Fairgrounds and Champion High School.

boerneparks.com

Flag Run 5K

July 4

Show your American pride by wearing red, white, and blue and bringing a flag for this Fourth of July run. Each runner receives a T-shirt and finisher medal. Food, drinks, music, aid stations, and timing are available at the run, which begins and ends at Main Plaza.

runsignup.com/race/tx/boerne/flagrun5k

Kerrville

Fourth on the River

July 4

Louise Hays Park, 202 Thompson Drive

Head to Kerrville for the city’s annual Fourth of July celebration consisting of a concert, vendors, and the largest fireworks display in the Texas Hill Country.

kerrvilletx.gov

New Braunfels

Bailey Zimmerman in Concert

July 5-6

Whitewater Amphitheater, 11860 FM 306

As a spellbinding storyteller, sharp songwriter, powerhouse performer, and platinum-certified phenomenon, Bailey Zimmerman has surged to the forefront of 21st century country music and pop culture. His story has personified the American dream from the start, and he’ll share its exciting next chapter with the release of his full-length album.

whitewaterrocks.com

“Legally Blonde”

July 5-28

The Circle Arts Theatre, 124 Elizabeth St.

Meet Elle Woods, a sorority girl who enrolls at Harvard Law School to win back her ex-boyfriend. As Elle starts to excel in the law program, she becomes a part of the defense team for exercise queen Brooke Wyndham’s murder trial. Though everyone else seems to doubt her, Elle manages to surprise them when she defies expectations while staying true to herself.

circleartstheatre.org

Bandera

FatBoyz Cruise-In Car Show

July 5

Mansfield Park, 2886 SH 16 North

Held on the first Friday of the month, this car show features custom autos, rods, classics, muscle cars, trucks, motorcycles, special interest, and vintage vehicles of all kinds.

banderacowboycapital.com

Kerrville

Open Pro Rodeo

July 5-6

Kerr County Hill Country Youth Event Center, 3785 SH 27

Lester Meier Rodeo Company presents a full rodeo with exciting events including bareback and saddle bronc riding, calf roping, team roping, ladies barrel racing, bull riding, calf scramble, and mutton busting for the kids.

facebook.com/lestermeierrodeoco

Kerr Arts and Cultural Center Art Exhibits

July 5-Aug. 3

Kerr Arts and Cultural Center, 228 Earl Garrett St.

Three different art exhibits are on display Tuesday through Saturday: Robert and JoAnne Spencer’s “Watercolors;” a fiber arts exhibit; and “Hometown Crafts Teacher’s Show,” an exhibit featuring the work of local teachers, sponsored by Hometown Crafts and Gifts. An artist reception takes place in the afternoon on July 13.

kacckerrville.com

Bandera

Market Day

July 6

On the first Saturday of the month, arts and crafts vendors set up their pop-up shops along Main Street. Artists and craftspeople present original works while farmers sell produce, canned goods, and baked items.

banderabusiness.com

Bandera Cattle Company Gunfighters

July 6-27

Rattlesnake Ridge, 126 SH 16 South

On Saturdays, see the Bandera Cattle Company Gunfighters reenact 1800s gunfights twice a day at Rattlesnake Ridge, located behind the Bandera Visitors Center.

facebook.com/banderagunfighters

Cowboys On Main

July 6, 13, 20, 27

Enjoy free cowboy fun in downtown Bandera. Activities can include chuckwagon storytelling, taking a horse-drawn wagon tour of Bandera, and listening to live Western music.

banderabusiness.com

Chuck Wagon Dinner and Show

July 6-27

Flying L Ranch and Resort, 675 Flying L Drive

A barbecue dinner with all the fixins’, live country music, dancing, and Western entertainment are part of the fun at this chuckwagon dinner and show on Saturday evenings.

flyingl.com

Boerne

Old Jail Museum Tours

July 6-27

Kendall County Historic Jail, 208 E. San Antonio Ave.

The Kendall County Historic Jail was constructed in 1887 and served for a century as the county jail. In recent years, the Friends of the Kendall County Historic Jail have restored the space, bringing it back to life as a one-of-a-kind museum of Kendall County history. Tours are offered every Saturday.

thejail.org

A Day at the Farm and Farmers Market

July 6-27

Historic Herff Farm, 33 Herff Road

Every Saturday, Herff Farm invites visitors to its open-air farmers market. Come hike the trails, shop in the open air, get gardening inspiration, take classes on growing your food, help the Cibolo Center for Conservation maintain the land through volunteer service projects, or get new recipe ideas.

cibolo.org/locations/herff-farm

Black Rifle Block Party

July 6

Black Rifle Coffee Company, E. San Antonio Ave.

Black Rifle Coffee Company and its neighbors host this old-fashioned block party. Enjoy live music, food and drink, and a car show.

blackriflecoffee.com/retail/boerne-texas

Bandera

Morning Ride with Cowboy Breakfast

July 7, 14, 21, 28

Major Hope Corral, 749 Old Medina Highway

Join Bandera Historical Rides for a Sunday morning cowboy breakfast and horseback ride at Major Hope Corral, a horse rescue center outside of Bandera.

banderahistoricalrides.com

New Braunfels

Janet’s Planet Astronaut Academy

July 8

The Brauntex Performing Arts Theatre , 290 W. San Antonio St.

Janet’s Planet Astronaut Academy offers a thrilling journey through the cosmos. Students ages 8-12 explore the wonders of the universe, train like an astronaut, get hands-on experience with real space technology, and experience the excitement of STEM and space exploration.

brauntex.org

Lampasas

Spring Ho

July 8-14

Various locations

Founded in 1972, the annual Spring Ho was first held the second full weekend in July, but through the years has grown into a weeklong event. Festivities include live music, shops by the creek, entertainment for kids and families, a fireworks show, and a parade.

springho.com

Ingram

“Charlotte’s Web”

July 11, 13, 19, 21, 26

Hill Country Arts Foundation, 120 Point Theatre Road

The classic children’s story about friendship, courage, and self-sacrifice comes to life on the outdoor stage at the Hill Country Arts Foundation. The play runs on different nights from the other children’s production, “The Velveteen Rabbit.”

hcaf.com

Austin

Zilker Summer Musical

July 12-Aug. 17

Zilker Hillside Theater, 2206 William Barton Drive

Pack a picnic and enjoy the free, annual musical at the Zilker Hillside Theater. The outdoor theatre troupe hosts live performances Thursdays through Sundays.

zilker.org

Ingram

“The Velveteen Rabbit”

July 12, 18, 20, 25, 27

Hill Country Arts Foundation, 120 Point Theatre Road

Hill Country Arts Foundation presents the story of a stuffed rabbit who is given to a child at Christmas and told that if he is loved enough, he’ll become real. When the child falls ill, the toy is to be thrown away but is given a new life and a new view of reality. The play runs on different nights from the other children’s production, “Charlotte’s Web.”

hcaf.com

Summer ArtMart

July 12-Aug. 9

Hill Country Arts Foundation, 120 Point Theatre Road

The Summer ArtMart is a handcrafted art show and sale that features the handiwork of crafters and artisans from around the state.

hcaf.com/2024-exhibits

Austin

City-Wide Vintage Sale

July 13-14

Palmer Events Center, 900 Barton Springs Road

Shop over 100 vendors for vintage clothing, midcentury modern decor, vintage art, collectibles, lighting, upcycled art, and unique finds at Austin’s famous vintage paradise open since 1977.

citywidevintagesale.com

Lampasas

Toughest 10K in Texas 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run

July 13

Lampasas Middle School—Bozarth Fowler Gym, 902 S. Broad St.

Runners come from all over the United States to attend this race, which is in its 44th year and held during the annual Lampasas Spring Ho Festival. Hosted by the Lampasas Chamber of Commerce, the proceeds from this race get put back into the community. The race starts and finishes at Lampasas Middle School. All races are timed and scored, and medals are given in a variety of categories. The race also features a 5K and a 1-mile fun run.

lampasaschamber.org

Kerrville

Texas Gun and Knife Show

July 13-14

Kerr County Hill Country Youth Event Center, 3785 SH 27

Vendors sell new and used guns, knives, ammunition, coins, jewelry, camping gear, accessories, and other items for hunters, outdoors people, and collectors.

texasgunandknifeshows.com

Bandera

Third Thursday Cowboy Camp with Lew Peterbaugh

July 18

Bandera Beverage Barn, 1407 SH 16 North

Bring your guitar to play along or simply come to listen. Pickers who play cowboy, Texas, or Western swing music are welcome to sit in.

banderacowboycapital.com

Fredericksburg

Trade Days

July 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. The Biergarten is a great place to relax and listen to live music.

fbgtradedays.com

New Braunfels

Puppy Pals

July 20

The Brauntex Performing Arts Theatre , 290 W. San Antonio St.

Puppy Pals is not your ordinary dog act. In fact, their unique and creative style earned them a top quarterfinal spot in “America’s Got Talent.” These canines are full of surprises and laugh-out-loud comedy, all while performing spectacular tricks.

brauntex.org

Blanco

Market Day

July 20

Old Blanco Courthouse, 300 Main St.

Shop from over 70 vendors offering homemade crafts, apparel, home décor, plants, baked goods, art, embroidery and crocheted items, and jewelry. Food vendors are on site, and live music fills the air.

historicblanco.org/market-day

Fredericksburg

Pari-Mutuel Horse Racing

July 20-21

Gillespie County Fairgrounds and Exhibition Hall, 530 Fair Drive

During the summer season, see exciting live horse racing at the fairgrounds’ Class 3 track. Pick your favorites for quarter horse and thoroughbred racing as well as special races, trials, and futurities.

gillespiefair.com

Kerrville

Heart of the Hills Golf Tournament

July 23-26

Scott Schreiner Municipal Golf Course, 1 Country Club Drive

For more than 75 years, golfers from around the country and state have competed in this annual 72-hole tournament.

hohkerr.com

New Braunfels

Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit Live in Concert

July 26

Whitewater Amphitheater, 11860 FM 306

Jason Isbell is a storyteller at the peak of his craft and one of the best songwriters of his time. Known for his work with the band The 400 Unit and as a member of the Drive-By Truckers for 6 years (2001-2007), Isbell has won six Grammy Awards. His latest album, “Weathervanes,” is a collection of songs about love, change, the danger of nostalgia, cruelty, regret, and redemption. Hear songs from the new album as well as Isbell’s hits at this show.

whitewaterrocks.com

Bandera

National Day of the American Cowboy

July 27

Bandera County Courthouse and Mansfield Park , 500 Main St. and 2886 SH 16 North

Celebrate National Day of the American Cowboy in the Cowboy Capital of the World. Festivities taking place on the courthouse lawn include a Frontier Times Museum’s celebration, gunfighter shows, live music, and special Old West guests. In the evening, Ridin the River Cowboy Fellowship hosts its Bulls, Barrels, and Breakaway contest, a rodeo event at Mansfield Park.

banderabusiness.com

Frontier Times Fourth Sunday Jamboree

July 28

Frontier Times Museum, 510 13th St.

The Frontier Times Museum presents this jamboree on the fourth Sunday of each month. The event includes live music, storytelling, and fun for all ages.

frontiertimesmuseum.org

FatBoyz Cruise-In Car Show

Aug. 2

Mansfield Park, 2886 SH 16 North

Held on the first Friday of the month, this car show features custom autos, rods, classics, muscle cars, trucks, motorcycles, special interest, and vintage vehicles of all kinds.

banderacowboycapital.com

Kerrville

“Shrek The Musical Jr.”

Aug. 2-4

Cailloux Theater, 910 Main St

P2K Youth Theater presents this musical. It’s a “big, bright beautiful world” as everyone’s favorite ogre, Shrek, leads a cast of fairytale misfits on an adventure to rescue a princess and find true acceptance.

caillouxperformingarts.com

Fredericksburg

Historic Gillespie County Jail Tours

Aug. 3

Historic Gillespie County Jail, 117 W. San Antonio St.

Tour this two-story stone structure that served as the fourth jail for Gillespie County, organized in 1848 and constructed in 1885. The ground floor housed a holding area and living quarters for the jailer. The second floor had two steel-clad cells located against the east wall and maximum security cells in the center and at the back. The building was used as a county jail until 1939.

pioneermuseum.org

Georgetown

Blazin’ Beer Crawl

Aug. 3

The Georgetown Square, 817 S. Main St.

A self-paced walking event, the Blazin’ Beer Crawl features craft beer tastings inside retail stores and restaurants. Ticket holders get a map of all of the participating locations and can choose which order to sample and visit merchants. Snacks are available at various participating locations. Restaurants have specials for the day, and food trucks are set up for additional options.

mainstreet.georgetown.org/beercrawl

Bandera

Market Day

Aug. 3

On the first Saturday of the month, arts and crafts vendors set up their pop-up shops along Main Street. Artists and craftspeople present original works while farmers sell produce, canned goods, and baked items.

banderabusiness.com

Bandera Cattle Company Gunfighters

Aug. 3-31

Rattlesnake Ridge, 126 SH 16 South

On Saturdays, see the Bandera Cattle Company Gunfighters reenact 1800s gunfights twice a day at Rattlesnake Ridge, located behind the Bandera Visitors Center.

facebook.com/banderagunfighters

Cowboys On Main

Aug. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

Enjoy free cowboy fun in downtown Bandera. Activities can include chuckwagon storytelling, taking a horse-drawn wagon tour of Bandera, and listening to live Western music.

banderabusiness.com

Boerne

Old Jail Museum Tours

Aug. 3-31

Kendall County Historic Jail, 208 E. San Antonio Ave.

The Kendall County Historic Jail was constructed in 1887 and served for a century as the county jail. In recent years, the Friends of the Kendall County Historic Jail have restored the space, bringing it back to life as a one-of-a-kind museum of Kendall County history. Tours are offered every Saturday.

thejail.org

A Day at the Farm and Farmers Market

Aug. 3-31

Historic Herff Farm, 33 Herff Road

Every Saturday, Herff Farm invites visitors to its open-air farmers market. Come hike the trails, shop in the open air, get gardening inspiration, take classes on growing your food, help the Cibolo Center for Conservation maintain the land through volunteer service projects, or get new recipe ideas.

cibolo.org/locations/herff-farm

Bandera

Morning Ride with Cowboy Breakfast

Aug. 4, 11, 18, 25

Major Hope Corral, 749 Old Medina Highway

Join Bandera Historical Rides for a Sunday morning cowboy breakfast and horseback ride at Major Hope Corral, a horse rescue center outside of Bandera.

banderahistoricalrides.com

Cowboy Opry

Aug. 6

Silver Sage, 803 Buck Creek

On the first Tuesday of the month, come see Grand Ole Opry-style entertainment at the Silver Sage senior center, with refreshments and door prizes given out at the event.

silversage.org

Kerrville

Kerr Arts and Cultural Center Art Exhibits

Aug. 8-Sept. 7

Kerr Arts and Cultural Center, 228 Earl Garrett St.

Three different art exhibits are on display Tuesday through Saturday: “Art” by Zena Howe; “Images,” a judged membership show; and “PhotoQuest,” the Hill Country Camera Club’s annual members-only photo contest. An artists reception takes place on Aug. 17.

kacckerrville.com

Junction

Rodeo and Dance

Aug. 9-10

Hill Country Fair Association , FM 2169

Held the second weekend in August, the rodeo includes bull riding and nightly dancing.

junctiontexas.com

New Braunfels

The Peddler Show

Aug. 9-11

New Braunfels Civic and Convention Center, 375 S. Castell Ave.

The Peddler Show travels to different Texas cities throughout the year with each show different from the last. Every show offers an entirely unique collection of selected designers, boutiques, and other exclusive vendors from all over for that particular weekend and city.

peddlershow.com

Sonora

Sutton County Days and Sonora Outlaw Rodeo

Aug. 9-10

Sutton County Park and Pavillion, 1600 N. Crockett St.

Two full days of rodeo performances are accompanied by nightly dances, a parade, food, and vendors.

sonoratexas.org

Kerrville

“The Book of Will”

Aug. 9-11, 16-18, 23-25

Playhouse 2000 VK Garage Theater, 305 Washington St.

“The Book of Will” uses actual history mixed with theatrical magic to tell the tale behind the publication of “The First Folio,” the very first collection of the plays of William Shakespeare.

caillouxperformingarts.com

Bandera

Third Thursday Cowboy Camp with Lew Peterbaugh

Aug. 15

Bandera Beverage Barn, 1407 SH 16 North

Bring your guitar to play along or simply come to listen. Pickers who play cowboy, Texas, or Western swing music are welcome to sit in.

banderacowboycapital.com

Ingram

“Promises, Promises”

Aug. 16-18, 23-25, 30-31; Sept. 1

Hill Country Arts Foundation, 120 Point Theatre Road

“Promises, Promises” is a musical with music by Burt Bacharach, lyrics by Hal David, and a book by Neil Simon. It is based on the 1960 film “The Apartment” written by Billy Wilder and I. A. L. Diamond about a junior executive at an insurance company who seeks to climb the corporate ladder by allowing his apartment to be used by his married superiors for trysts.

hcaf.com

Blanco

Market Day

Aug. 17

Old Blanco Courthouse, 300 Main St.

Shop from over 70 vendors offering homemade crafts, apparel, home décor, plants, baked goods, art, embroidery and crocheted items, and jewelry. Food vendors are on site, and live music fills the air.

historicblanco.org/market-day

Austin

City-Wide Vintage Sale

Aug. 17-18

Palmer Events Center, 900 Barton Springs Road

Shop over 100 vendors for vintage clothing, midcentury modern decor, vintage art, collectibles, lighting, upcycled art, and unique finds at Austin’s famous vintage paradise open since 1977.

citywidevintagesale.com

Fredericksburg

Gillespie County Fair

Aug. 22-25

Gillespie County Fairgrounds and Exhibition Hall, 530 Fair Drive

The oldest continuous county fair in Texas marks its 136th year. Enjoy four big days filled with fun events, including livestock shows and judging, agricultural and household exhibits, arts and crafts, live music and dancing, and live pari-mutuel horse racing.

gillespiefair.com

Austin

PBR Team Series—Gambler Days

Aug. 23-25

Moody Center, 2001 Robert Dedman Drive

An action-packed team bull riding competition features the most exciting 8 seconds in sports with some of the world’s best bull riders and the local Austin Gamblers.

pbr.com/events/gambler-days

Fredericksburg

Gillespie County Fair Parade

Aug. 23

Main Street, 100 Block of West Main Street

One of the Texas Hill Country’s biggest parades has more than 200 units, marches down Main Street, and kicks off the annual Gillespie County Fair. The parade starts behind the courthouse and travels east to South Washington Street, then turns and goes west on Main Street to Edison Street. Bring chairs and arrive early.

gillespiefair.com

Ingram

“Fertile Ground” Art Exhibit

Aug. 23-Sept. 20

Hill Country Arts Foundation, 120 Point Theatre Road

See Hill Country Arts Foundation’s annual juried exhibit that features a range of works by talented artists. This year’s theme is “Landscapes of the Mind.”

hcaf.com

Bandera

Frontier Times Fourth Sunday Jamboree

Aug. 25

Frontier Times Museum, 510 13th St.

The Frontier Times Museum presents this jamboree on the fourth Sunday of each month. The event includes live music, storytelling, and fun for all ages.

frontiertimesmuseum.org

Boerne

Kendall County Fair

Aug. 30-Sept. 1

Herff Park, 1307 River Road

The Kendall County Fair Association hosts the 118th annual Kendall County Fair. Head to the fairgrounds for a weekend of good old-fashioned community fun, with vendors, a Queen’s Pageant, a rodeo and livestock show on Friday and Saturday, and Bull Riding Extreme on Sunday. A parade on Main Street takes place on Saturday. Attendees can also see exhibits in the Homestead Heritage Exhibit Hall.

kcfa.org

Austin

The Front Fest

Aug. 31-Sept. 2

Various locations

The Front Fest is an end-of-summer festival featuring performances, films, and creative experiences that put Texas women and LGBTQ+ creatives of all kinds at the front of the lineups. The festival has welcomed over 15,000 guests and showcased 500-plus women and LGBTQ+ artists since 2016, including Dorian Electra, Jessica Williams, Lizzo, Alok V. Menon, Madame Gandhi, Juliana Huxtable, and Katja Blichfeld.

thefrontfest.com

Fredericksburg

Redbud Artisan Market

Aug. 31

Market Square, 100 block of West Main Street

More than 40 Texan artisans display their original art. Find pottery, woodworking, jewelry, glass art, metal art, paintings, and stained glass.

facebook.com/redbud-artisan-market-376852969327182

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