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Upcoming Events in The Hill Country

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

Summer Camp Series: Knitting

June 15

The French Legation State Historic Site, 802 San Marcos St.

For the second Saturday of summer camp programming by the French Legation, learn the heritage skill of knitting from local legend Spike Gillespie. All supplies are provided with admission. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

thc.texas.gov/events/summer-camp-series-knitting

Spring Branch

Honey Creek Nature Hike

June 15

Guadalupe River State Park, 3350 Park Road 31

Experience the natural and cultural history of Honey Creek. Sponsored by The Friends of Guadalupe River State Park/Honey Creek State Natural Area, join certified guides for an interpretive hike to one of the last pristine bodies of water in Texas, Honey Creek, to learn about the area’s natural and cultural history. The trail is about 2 miles long and moderate in difficulty. Much of it is flat, but there are some rocky areas, slopes, and two steep but short hills.

tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/guadalupe-river

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

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

Stonewall

Peach JAMboree and Rodeo

June 21-22

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

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

Austin

Hotel Viata’s Summer Pool Party

June 22

Hotel Viata, 320 S. Capital of Texas Highway

Welcome summer at Hotel Viata. Enjoy summer-inspired cocktails and poolside bites, or go big and book a private cabana for you and your friends. Soak up the Texas sun and take in gorgeous views of Hill Country all while taking a dip in the sparkling pool. There is a DJ and live entertainment, and snacks and drinks available for purchase. The event is ages 21 and up.

eventbrite.com/e/hotel-viatas-summer-pool-party-2024-tickets-853947709587

Boerne

Kuhlmann-King Museum Tours

June 22

Kuhlmann-King Historical Complex, 402 E. Blanco Road

Step back in time to experience how a Boerne family would have lived in the late 1800s. Tours are free but donations are always welcome.

bahpsboerne.org

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

Kinky Curly Coily Festival

June 23

Dottiewood Studio’s , 1601 Headway Circle

The best natural hair festival celebrating Black hair, Black artists, and Black businesses is back. There are live performances, free haircuts, free swag bags, free massages, and free classes for curly hair maintenance, mental health awareness, and financial literacy. This is a 18+ event.

kinkycurlycoilyfest.my.canva.site/atx

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

African American Book Festival

June 29

George Washington Carver Library and Museum, 1161 and 1165 Angelina St.

The annual Austin African American Book Festival promotes literature, reading, and writing within the African American community. Focusing on authors and cultural leaders who have been influenced by African American literature, the event includes a keynote address, local author showcases, and author interviews and discussions.

aaabookfest.org

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

Fourth of July Parade and Barbecue

July 4

American Legion 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

Austin

Austin Symphony Orchestra July Fourth Concert and Fireworks

July 4

Vic Mathias Shores, 900 W. Riverside Drive

Celebrate Independence Day with the largest fireworks display in the city. Now part of the inaugural Star-Spangled Fest, this event is free and open to the public. Live music starts at 5 p.m., and then the Austin Symphony Orchestra begins playing at 8:45 p.m. before the fireworks begin.

starspangledfest.com/july-4

Horseshoe Bay

Fourth of July Weekend

July 4-7

Horseshoe Bay Resort, 200 Hi Cir N.

Start the weekend by watching spectacular fireworks over Lake LBJ on Thursday night, then tee off amidst breathtaking scenery at one of the Southwest’s premier golf destinations or unwind by the pool or lakeside, with boating, kayaking, paddle boarding, or fishing. Wind down on Friday and Saturday night with complimentary live concerts on the lawn with performances by country artist Matt Caldwell (Friday) and the electrifying Moses Snow paying tribute to Elvis Presley (Saturday).

hsbresort.com/july-fourth

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

Mansfield Park , 2886 SH 16 North

Celebrate National Day of the American Cowboy in the Cowboy Capital of the World. Festivities include a chuckwagon cowboy breakfast, gunfighter shows, a barbecue cookoff, live music, kids entertainers, and a rodeo.

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

Austin

Pride Parade and Festival

Aug. 10

Fiesta Gardens , 2101 Jesse E. Segovia St.

Celebrated during Austin Pride Month each August, this event features a festive parade down Congress Avenue during the largest annual LGBTQI advocacy and fundraising event in Central Texas. A festival includes performances, rides and attractions, and other entertainment.

austinpride.org

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

Castroville

St. Louis Day Celebration

Aug. 24-25

Koenig Park , 1700 San Jacinto St.

Celebrate the feast of St. Louis, the patron saint of St. Louis Catholic Church in Castroville. This event, held annually since 1882, kicks off with an old-fashioned biergarten on Saturday evening, with food and drinks, live music, polka and Alsatian-style dancing, washer and cornhole tournaments, and children’s games located in the Boardwalk. On Sunday, the main event takes place: a barbecue brisket and sausage lunch. Enjoy music and dancing all day, along with games for adults and children, raffles, a silent auction, bingo, and a country store.

saintlouisday.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

Austin

Texas Tribune Festival

Sept. 5-7

Downtown Austin, 919 Congress Ave.

Join along at Texas’ breakout politics and policy event as you explore the big, bold ideas driving politics, policy, and the day’s news. This year, dig into the 2024 elections, Texas and national politics, and the state of democracy with conversations curated by the Tribune’s award-winning journalists.

tribfest.org

Red Dot Art Spree

Sept. 5-23

Women and Their Work, 1311 E. Cesar Chavez St.

Shop a wide range of art from painting and sculpture to video and photo, created by artists who live and work in the community and beyond. There are over 150 artworks available. Add delicious appetizers, cocktails, a photo booth, and music, and you’ve got a party.

womenandtheirwork.org/upcoming/reddot24

Wimberley

Art Crawl

Sept. 5

Downtown Wimberley, 100 Wimberley Square

Every first Thursday of the month, join along for an art crawl to all of Wimberley’s art galleries with live music, food and drinks, and fun.

gallerytrail.com/blank

Austin

Zilker Relays

Sept. 6

Zilker Park, 2100 Barton Springs Road

In this 10-mile team race, each participant runs a 2.5 mile loop from one central festival/transition area. The team concept of the Zilker Relays is not unique, but the combination of a relay, festival home base, drinks, and music make this experience a favorite for runners of all calibers and ages.

austinrunners.org/zilker-relays

Bronco in Concert

Sept. 6

Bass Concert Hal, 2350 Robert Dedman Drive

Hailing from Apodaca, Mexico, the sensational two-time Latin Grammy-nominated band is throwing on their cowboy boots and spectacularly embroidered jumpsuits to hit the road for the Bronco 45 Tour. Bronco mixes traditional norteño sounds with elements of pop and modern instruments, and has multiple chart-topping hits.

texasperformingarts.org

Cedar Park

The Wailers in Concert

Sept. 6

Haute Spot, 1501 E. New Hope Drive

Iconic reggae band The Wailers celebrates two significant milestones: the anniversary of Bob Marley’s popular album, “Legend,” and the release of the eagerly awaited biopic, “Bob Marley: One Love.” Fans are treated to a unique blend of nostalgia and contemporary reggae rhythms. Haute Spot is an outdoor venue with heaters, food, and drinks.

hautespotlive.com/thewailers

New Braunfels

Donny Edwards: Tribute to the King

Sept. 7

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

Donny Edwards is the only Elvis tribute artist to have been granted permission by Elvis Presley Enterprises to perform his show on the estate grounds of Graceland. His humility, charm, and southern manner, coupled with his uncanny sound and appearance, makes you feel as if you are watching Elvis Presley live.

brauntex.org

Austin

Bat Fest

Sept. 7

Congress Avenue Bridge, 100 S. Congress Ave.

Celebrate this batty event as the world’s largest urban bat colony takes flight. About 1.5 million Mexican free-tailed bats take up seasonal residence beneath the Ann Richard’s Congress Street Bridge, and spectators can see the bats take to the skies for their nightly flight. Enjoy live music, children activities, and a costume contest.

roadwayevents.com/event/bat-fest

Fredericksburg

Conference: The Manhattan Project: The Beginning of the Nuclear Age

Sept. 20-21

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

Prepare for engaging discussions, valuable insights, and the chance to pose intriguing questions about The Manhattan Project, a secret WWII project to develop the world’s first atomic weapons before Nazi Germany.

pacificwarmuseum.org/event/conference-2024

New Braunfels

Doug Stone in Concert

Sept. 21

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

Doug Stone found his mark in music as a lonesome baritone balladeer, although he was very adept at hard-up-tempo country. The singer of timeless country hits like “A Jukebox with a Country Song” and “In a Different Light” is still performing to fans across the nation.

brauntex.org

Buda

Arts Festival

Sept. 21

Inspired Minds Art Center, 121 Main St.

The Buda Arts Festival was created in 2020 to bring the community together outdoors, through art, in a mindful, healing, and celebratory way during a time of social restrictions, fear, and anxiety. Expect live plein-air painting competitions, busking musicians, film screenings, art demos, artisan markets, artist meet-ups, kids’ activities, and dance performances.

budaaf.com

Austin

“Avatar: The Last Airbender” Live in Concert

Sept. 22

Bass Concert Hall, 2350 Robert Dedman Drive

“Avatar: The Last Airbender” in concert presents a live orchestral rendition of the series’ soundtrack paired with a special recap of the animated series’ three seasons displayed on a full-size cinema screen. The projection features the original dialogue and sound effects without any pre-recorded music, allowing the live orchestra to perform the score live and in perfect sync with the show scenes.

texasperformingarts.org

New Braunfels

Comal County Fair and Rodeo

Sept. 25-29

Comal County Fair Grounds, 701 E. Common St.

The 130th annual Comal County Fair is fun for all with classic fair attractions such as carnival rides, fair food, a livestock show, barbecue cookoff, and the rodeo.

comalcountyfair.org

Hollydays Market

Sept. 26-29

New Braunfels Convention Center, 375 S. Castell Ave.

With more than 100 merchants to shop with, you’re sure to find lots of new and unique gifts all in one place. Grab your friends and family and enjoy the fun while shopping and supporting some of the cutest shops around.

homefortheholidaysgiftmarket.com

Kingsland

Taste Highland Lakes

Sept. 28

The Legends Community, 105 Rangeway Circle

Sample the best of the Highland Lakes in the Texas Hill Country at the second Taste Highland Lakes event. Music and dancing are under the huge oak tree, and there are food samplings from barbecue to homemade chocolate. Try the finest drinks from local breweries, coffee shops, and wineries, too.

tastehighlandlakes.com

Lakehills

Medina Lake Cajun Festival

Sept. 28

Lakehills Community Center, 11225 Park Road 37

The 43rd annual festival rolls out the good times by bringing food, music, and Cajun culture to Texas Hill Country. Two stages rock with Cajun and zydeco music, while the smell of home-cooked Cajun food floats through the air. A gumbo cookoff is held, and remains the hub of the event. An arts and crafts fair and games for kids round out the festival.

cajunfestival-medinalake.com

San Marcos

Mermaid Capital of Texas Fest

Sept. 28

Hays County Historic Courthouse Grounds, 111 E. San Antonio St.

Celebrate all things mermaid in San Marcos, the official Mermaid Capital of Texas. The Mermaid Promenade has over 100 parade entries, and the Downtown Street Faire has live music, a Kids’ Zone, food courts, and over 140 vendors selling art and handcrafted goods.

mermaidsocietysmtx.com

Austin

Sigur Rós in Concert

Oct. 4

Bass Concert Hall, 2350 Robert Dedman Drive

Texas Performing Arts welcomes the return of Icelandic rock band Sigur Rós on their all-new 2024 U.S. tour this October. This tour follows their highly acclaimed 2023 album, “ÁTTA,” as well as last year’s limited summer tour across Europe and North America, performed with a 41-piece orchestra in both.

texasperformingarts.org

Blanco

Ladies State Chili Championship of Texas

Oct. 4-5

Yett Memorial Park, 1813 US 281 South

The annual chili cookoff raises funds for charities, this year’s being the Pink Warrior Advocates. In addition to chili, there is judging for beans, margaritas, barbecue chicken, pork ribs, and steak. Vendors are also on site selling products.

ladiesstatechili.org

Austin

Austin City Limits Music Festival

Oct. 4-13

Zilker Park, 2100 Barton Springs Road

One of the country’s largest celebrations of music, this six-day festival brings the magic of the famed public TV series “Austin City Limits” outside the studio and into Austin’s most beloved park with more than 140 musical acts on eight stages over two weekends.

aclfestival.com

Brownwood

Corks and Caps

Oct. 5

Depot Civic and Cultural Center, 600 E. Depot St.

Savor delicious beers and wines from breweries and wineries across the state at this annual culinary event. Not only do you have the opportunity to sample the best of what Texas has to offer, but you can also find a variety of food trucks serving up palate-pleasing plates and desserts while enjoying the sounds of live bands.

Blanco

Just A Chili Cookoff (JACC)

Oct. 6

Yett Memorial Park, 1813 US 281 South

Following the Texas Ladies State Chili Championship, the Just A Chili Cookoff is exactly what it sounds like. Judges taste and rank competitor’s pots of chili, deciding who has the best chili of the day.

ladiesstatechili.org

New Braunfels

Gruene Music and Wine Festival

Oct. 10-13

Gruene Historic District, 1601 Hunter Road

The Gruene Music and Wine Festival began as a one-day event in 1987 with the purpose of promoting Texas and Americana music while raising funds for the United Way of Comal County. Over the years, it has become a multi-day celebration including wines made in Texas. Tasting tickets for craft beer and wine are available for purchase, and there’s a silent auction and prize giveaways.

gruenemusicandwinefest.org/#events

Burnet

Texas State Button Society Fall Workshop and Sale

Oct. 12

Burnet County AgriLife Extension Building, 607 N. Vandeveer

The Texas State Button Society holds its annual Fall Workshop and Sale, themed “Fruitful Harvest.” The public is invited to come and learn a new hobby. Find vendor tables from knowledgeable button collectors full of buttons. Better yet, show us your grandmother’s button tin.

texasstatebuttonsociety.com

Dripping Springs

Songwriters Festival

Oct. 18-20

Downtown Dripping Springs, 311 Old Fitzhugh Road

An exciting weekend of phenomenal singer/songwriter showcases comes to Hill Country. Seven stages see 70 shows from over 35 songwriters, who perform an “in the round” Nashville-style song-swap format. In this setting, musicians are able to tell the stories behind the songs. All downtown shows are free.

destinationdrippingsprings.com/p/events/dripping-springs-songwriters-festival

Austin

Gem Capers

Oct. 18-20

Palmer Events Center, 900 Barton Springs Road

Hosted by the Austin Gem and Mineral Society, this gem and mineral show offers over 30 vendors selling jewelry, beads, gemstones, minerals, crystals, fossils, and spheres. Exhibits include a touch table of rocks and fossils, fluorescent minerals, and members’ collections.

agms-tx.org

New Braunfels

Dia De Los Muertos Festival

Oct. 19

Downtown New Braunfels, Main Plaza

Celebrate Día de los Muertos and Hispanic culture in New Braunfels. Expect live music, face painting, and a kids’ area with games, activities, and craft making. There are also vendors selling food, beer, arts and crafts, jewelry, clothing, and accessories. Money raised benefits scholarships for numerous local high school students attending the National Hispanic Institute and nonprofit organizations.

chamberinnewbraunfels.com/dia-de-los-muertos

Georgetown

South Main Arts Festival

Oct. 19

South Main Arts District and Georgetown Art Center, 817 S. Main St.

Celebrate Georgetown’s third annual South Main Arts Festival, dedicated to the fine arts and located in the new South Main Arts District. Shop the juried artist booths while viewing public art projects by passionate artists and volunteers from the community. Enjoy food trucks, live music, dance and theatrical performances throughout the day, and children’s art activities.

arts.georgetown.org/southmainartfest

Austin

Jeff Goldblum and The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra

Oct. 20

Bass Concert Hall, 2350 Robert Dedman Drive

Be it jazz, conversing with crowds, or working with aspiring musicians, Jeff Goldblum does it all with a joyful sense of connection. Audiences enjoy a night of classic jazz and improvised comedy with the beloved and gregarious Hollywood star and his band, The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra. Goldblum takes your questions, asks you trivia questions, and plays classic jazz.

texasperformingarts.org

New Braunfels

Texas Clay Festival

Oct. 26-27

Gruene Historic District, 1296 Gruene Road

Featuring the work of over 80 Texas potters and clay artists, the festival offers the opportunity to view and purchase a wide variety of pottery, from traditional to sculptural by the top clay artists in the state.

texasclayfestival.com

Wurstfest

Nov. 1-10

Wurstfest Grounds, 120 Landa St.

Celebrate Texas’ German culture near the headwaters of the beautiful Comal River. Ten days of fun include good food, music, dancing, carnival rides and games, Texas and German beers, special events, and the finest Bavarian-style entertainment in the state.

wurstfest.com

Austin

“Freedom to Write, Freedom to Read: The Story of PEN”

Nov. 2-Aug. 18

Harry Ransom Center, 300 W. 21st St.

The Harry Ransom Center presents an exhibition exploring the history of PEN, the renowned international association dedicated to protecting free expression. The exhibition draws upon the Center’s PEN Records collection in order to trace the history of the organization from its founding as a dinner club in 1921, through the darkest days of war and repression, to supporting contemporary writers and readers today. The exhibition allows visitors to engage with key moments from the story of PEN, showing how writers need freedom of expression in order to produce inspiring work, and how, in turn, readers need to be free to choose what they read.

hrc.utexas.edu

Fredericksburg

Pacific Valor

Nov. 2

National Museum of the Pacific War, 508 E. Austin St.

Pacific Valor is a battle demonstration that tell the story of a specific World War II Medal of Honor recipient. Go back to the jungles of New Guinea, where Sergeant Raymond Eubanks gave his life through an act of heroism on the battlefield. The battle demonstration includes simulated explosives, blank firing guns, and a real M2-2 flamethrower for an immersive experience.

pacificwarmuseum.org/event/pacific-valor-sergeant-raymond-eubanks-1

Round Rock

​​Fossil Fest

Nov. 2-3

Old Settler’s Heritage Association, 3300 E. Palm Valley Blvd.

Bring the kids to the 32nd annual Fossil Fest to meet scientists, dig for fossils, check out specimens from around the world, and participate in family-friendly workshops.

austinpaleo.org/fest.html

Austin

Food and Wine Festival

Nov. 2-3

Auditorium Shores and Republic Square Park, 900 Riverside Drive and 422 Guadalupe St

Join top culinary talent, sommeliers and winemakers from across the nation, and chefs in Austin’s own acclaimed gourmet scene for an indulgent, three-day epicurean adventure topped off with live musical performances.

austinfoodandwinefestival.com

“Encanto: The Sing-Along Film Concert”

Nov. 10

Bass Concert Hall, 2350 Robert Dedman Drive

“Encanto” lovers of all ages have the opportunity to sing along with their favorite Grammy Award-winning songs performed by a live band while watching the full film. The performance includes hits like “We Don’t Talk About Bruno” and “Surface Pressure” performed live. Fans are encouraged to dress up as their favorite characters from the film.

texasperformingarts.org

​​Texas Book Festival

Nov. 16-17

Texas State Capitol Grounds, 1100 Congress Ave.

Founded in 1995, the book festival has evolved into one of the premier literary events in the country and hosts about 250 authors each year. Join other bookworms for readings, panel discussions, signings, cooking demonstrations, live music, local food, YA authors, and children’s activities.

texasbookfestival.org

Junction

Run/Bike/Paddle—Hill Country Challenge

Nov. 23

Various locations, 202 N. Second St.

Compete in a triathlon with a trail run, bike ride, and a paddle down the South Llano River. Afterwards, head to the city park pavilion for a meal and live music.

Austin

Powwow

Nov. 23

Travis County Expo Center, 7311 Decker Lane

For more than 25 years, the Austin Powwow has been the largest of its kind in Texas, featuring Native American dancing, singing, arts and crafts, and food.

austinpowwow.net

Stonewall

Deck the Hall

Nov. 23

Sauer-Beckman Living History Farm, 199 Park Road 52

Help the Sauer-Beckmann Farm get ready for the holidays by stringing popcorn and decorating cookies. Learn how make wreaths out of local cedar, and dip your own candles so you too can get ready for Weihnachten (Christmas).

visitfredericksburgtx.com/event/19th-annual-eisbahn-outdoor-ice-skating/62218

Buda

Artist Sunday

Nov. 24

Main Street

Artist Sunday is a nationwide art-shopping event taking place with professional artists, nonprofit art organizations, and municipalities across the country. Browse Buda’s selection of featured artists on Main Street.

visitbudatx.com

Austin

ThunderCloud Subs Turkey Trot

Nov. 28

The Long Center, 701 W. Riverside Drive

ThunderCloud Subs’ annual 5-mile run/1-mile walk is a great way to work up a Thanksgiving-sized appetite. Compete with the best of Austin or head outside with the kids for a more relaxed holiday jog.

thundercloud.com/event-info

Georgetown

Lighting of the Square

Nov. 29

The Georgetown Square, 103 W. Seventh St.

Kick-off the holiday season with the annual Lighting of the Square on the Friday after Thanksgiving. Downtown holiday lights remain lit every evening through January 1st.

Fredericksburg

Fredericksburg Trade Days Encore

Nov. 29-Dec. 1

Trade Days Market, 355 Sunday Farms Lane

Shop for the holidays with over 350 vendors in seven barns and acres of antiques, collectibles, tools, crafts, shabby chic décor, ranch furniture, hunting accessories, candles, unique clothing, jewelry, and food. Between shopping, relax in the Biergarten while listening to live music.

visitfredericksburgtx.com/event/fredericksburg-trade-days-holiday-encore/55228

Comfort

Christmas In Comfort

Nov. 30

Comfort Historic District, Seventh and High streets

More than 100 arts, crafts, and food vendors fill the historic district of Comfort. Families have fun at Santa Land, and live music, shopping, and a lighted parade and fireworks display help bring in the holiday season.

comfortchamber.com

Georgetown

Shop Small Business Saturday and Coffee and Cocoa Crawl

Nov. 30

Downtown Georgetown, 816 S. Main St.

Holiday shoppers and visitors are invited to kick off the holiday season with tastings of coffee and cocoa while supporting local small businesses. Shoppers receive a free canvas tote bag to use for shopping.

visit.georgetown.org/shop-small-business-saturday-featuring-the-first-annual-cocoa-coffee-crawl

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