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Upcoming Events in The Hill Country

Fredericksburg

Wine Lovers Celebration

Jan. 30-Feb. 24

Various locations

Love is in the air, wine is in your glass, and Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. Take time this February to relax and discover all that wineries in the Texas Wine Country have to offer during this seasonal celebration.

texaswinetrail.com

Georgetown

"Irresistible Revolutions"

Jan. 31-March 10

Southwestern University Fine Arts Gallery, East Rutersville Drive

"Irresistible Revolutions" celebrates collective rest, dreaming, play, pleasure, and care as empowering, embodied practices that actively create the world we truly desire to build and inhabit together. The exhibition features artists whose works point to mindsets, rituals, and relationships that shift us toward paradigms of healing and connection. Featured artists include JooYoung Choi, Beatriz Cortez, Alex de las Mareas, Demian DinYazhi , Khushboo Gulati and Jason Ting, Kimi Hanauer, Lovie Olivia, Charlie Watts with Tricia Hersey, and Paula Wilson.

southwestern.edu/academics/brown-symposium

Austin

Cirque du Soleil Presents "Corteo"

Feb. 2-5

Moody Center, 2001 Robert Dedman Drive

For five thrilling shows, audiences are charmed by a timeless celebration in which illusion teases reality. "Corteo," which means "cortege" in Italian, is a joyous procession, a festive parade imagined by a clown. The show brings together the passion of the actor with the grace and power of the acrobat to plunge the audience into a theatrical world of fun, comedy, and spontaneity situated in a mysterious space between heaven and earth.

cirquedusoleil.com/corteo

The Wheel Workers in Concert

Feb. 2

Mohawk, 912 Red River St.

The Wheel Workers, whose career spans two decades and various iterations of its members, is composed of lead singer, guitarist, keyboardist, and violinist Steven Higginbotham (the longest standing member and group founder); guitarist and keyboardist Craig Wilkins, keyboardist and singer Erin Rodgers, bassist Zeek Garcia, and and drummer Kevin Radomski. The group is an indie music collective.

prekindle.com/event/11112-the-wheel-workers-austin

Burnet

Highland Lakes Quilt Festival and Show

Feb. 3-4

Burnet Community Center, 401 E. Jackson St.

More than 100 quilts are on display to give you inspiration for your next quilt creation. Guests can also purchase handmade gifts and novelties, place bids on silent auction items, shop the vendor booths, and purchase tickets for a chance to win the fundraising quilt, "Hill Country Jewels."

hlqg.org

Cottonwood Shores

"I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change"

Feb. 3-26

Hill Country Community Theatre, 4003 W. FM 2147

This witty musical revue tackles modern love in all its forms: from the perils and pitfalls of the first date to marriage, children, and the twilight years of life. Set in the modern world and told in a series of vignettes and songs, "I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change" traces the overall arc of relationships throughout the course of a life.

thehcct.org/i-love-you-youre-perfect

Austin

City-Wide Vintage Sale

Feb. 4-5

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

San Marcos

Half Marathon

Feb. 5

Tanger Outlets, 4015 I-35

Do you have what it takes to finish one of San Marcos' most challenging half marathons? The course is an endurance test with a mixture of challenging hills and flat stretches. The bonus? Bragging rights for completing the oldest half-marathon course in Texas.

scallywompus.com

Austin

Carnaval Brasileiro

Feb. 5

The Concourse Project , 8509 Burleson Road

One of the biggest "carnaval" celebrations outside Brazil, Carnaval Brasileiro excites crowds with samba, costumes, and thrills in Austin, Texas.

sambaparty.com

Boerne

Chocolate Walk

Feb. 10-11

Historic Downtown Boerne, 100 N. Main St.

This sweet event takes participants on a stroll through historic downtown Boerne. Collect a special chocolate treat as you step inside each participating store, gallery, and restaurant along Main Street. Once you've visited all the stores, return your raffle ticket for a chance to win prizes donated by the store owners.

ci.boerne.tx.us/602/boerne-chocolate-walk

Bandera

11th Street Mardi Gras and Main Street Parade

Feb. 10-12

11th Street Cowboy Bar, 307 11th St.

Join the fun at the 11th Sttreet Cowboy Bar for a three-day Mardi Gras celebration with Cajun food and zydeco music. Enjoy all the colorful floats and other parade entries as they travel down Bandera's Main Street in the Mardi Gras Parade on Feb. 11.

11thstreetcowboybar.com

Luckenbach

Hug-In and Valentine Ball

Feb. 10-11

Luckenbach Texas, 412 Luckenbach Town Loop

It’s that time of year again for folks to get “Back to the Basics of Love” at Luckenbach’s 48th annual Hug-In and Valentine Ball. Enjoy live music and dancing all weekend long.

luckenbachtexas.com

Fredericksburg

"Dirty Rotten Scoundrels"

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

Steve W. Shepherd Theater, 1668 US 87 South

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

fredericksburgtheater.org

New Braunfels

Love the Run You're With

Feb. 11

Gruene Historic District, near Gruene Hall, 1281 Gruene Road

Grab your spouse, friend, or furry loved one and come dressed as your favorite famous duo to the fourth annual Love the Run You’re With 5K presented by Comal ISD’s Comal Fit.

athleteguild.com

Bandera

Mardi Gras Arts and Crafts Show

Feb. 11

Main St. , 500 Main St.

Shop a range of merchandise at this Mardi Gras arts and crafts show located at the Bandera County Courthouse lawn.

banderacowboycapital.com

Cowboy Mardi Gras Bull Riding

Feb. 11

Mansfiled Park Rodeo Arena, 2886 SH 16 N.

Watch as talented bullriders attempt to beat the clock and stay atop excited bulls, putting on a great show the whole family can enjoy.

ridingonfaithrodeo.com

New Braunfels

Game Day 5K and Tailgate Party

Feb. 12

Rockin R River Rides, 1405 Gruene Road

Wear your favorite team jersey and earn a football trophy in your age group, then enjoy music, food, and a Texas-size tailgate party. A kids' 1K has been added this year. Later, head to Mozie's to watch the game.

athleteguild.com

Austin

OUTsider Festival

Feb. 15-19

The Vortex, 2307 Manor Road #2135

As one of Austin’s most progressive festivals, OUTsider brings together Austin’s LGBTQ community for three days of creation and inspiration. This multidisciplinary art festival showcases film, performance art, music, and visual arts.

outsiderfest.org

Llano

Mardi Gras Festival [CANCELED]

Feb. 17-18

Badu Park, 300 W. Legion Drive

It's Mardi Gras season and Llano knows how to celebrate. Cajun food and fun bring the crowd together, and zydeco and swamp pop music keep you dancing all day. There's a gumbo cookoff that awards cash and prizes, and a King and Ball Masque Queen are crowned. Costumes are encouraged for the judged contest.

visitllanotexas.com

Kerrville

Camerata San Antonio String Quartet

Feb. 17

First Presbyterian Church, 800 Jefferson St.

Grammy-nominated Camerata San Antonio is a flexible classical chamber music ensemble serving San Antonio and the surrounding Hill Country. This month's performance, titled "Contrasts," includes compositions by William Grant Still ("Mother and Child Suite for Violin and Piano), Béla Bartók (Contrasts for Clarinet, Violin & Piano, Sz.111), and Beethoven (Trio for Clarinet, Cello & Piano, Op. 38).

cameratasa.org

San Marcos

Mardi Gras Parade

Feb. 18

San Marcos Downtown and Historic District, 222 W. San Antonio St.

The Mistick Krewe of Okeanos Mardi Gras Parade is an annual celebration with floats, music, and lots of fun. The parade winds through the Historic Homes District of San Marcos and downtown.

visitsanmarcos.com/event/mistick-krewe-of-okeanos-carnival-parade/3055

New Braunfels

Old Gruene Market Days

Feb. 18-19

Gruene Historic District, 1724 Gruene Road

Nearly 100 vendors offer uniquely crafted items and packaged Texas foods.

gruenemarketdays.com

Austin

"Day Jobs"

Feb. 19-July 23

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

The first major exhibition to examine the overlooked impact of day jobs on the visual arts, "Day Jobs" is dedicated to demystifying artistic production and upending the stubborn myth of the artist sequestered in their studio, waiting for inspiration to strike. The exhibition includes approximately 75 works in a broad range of media by emerging and established artists such as Emma Amos, Larry Bell, Mark Bradford, Jeffrey Gibson, Tishan Hsu, Ragen Moss, Howardena Pindell, Chuck Ramirez, Robert Ryman, and Fred Wilson.

blantonmuseum.org

Fredericksburg

Emily Jumes Oskins in Concert

Feb. 19

Fredericksburg United Methodist Church, 1800 N. Llano St.

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

fredericksburgmusicclub.com

Kerrville

Symphony of the Hills

Feb. 23

Cailloux Theater, 910 Main St.

The centerpiece of this concert is the Edvard Grieg's "Piano Concerto in A Minor" featuring Jiale Yi, the 2020 Gurwitz International Piano Competition gold medalist. The first half of the concert opens with music of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s "Jesus Christ Superstar," followed by Mexican composer Carlos Chavez's innovative music composed with indigenous melodies, harmonies, and instruments.

symphonyofthehills.org

New Braunfels

Friday Afternoon Club at Gruene Hall

Feb. 24

Gruene Hall, 1281 Gruene Road

Now in its 25th year, this Gruene Hall tradition is where hipsters, oldsters, suits, locals, and drifters mix it up to start their weekend. This quintessential Friday happy hour includes great beer prices, prize giveaways, and the best in Texas tunes broadcast live by KNBT 92.1 FM Radio New Braunfels. There’s even a special guest interview each week.

gruenehall.com

Boerne

Spring Antique Show

Feb. 25-26

Kendall County Fair Grounds, 1307 River Road

This antiques show features exhibitor booths overflowing with fine American antiques found from estates around the country. Collectors find real antiques—no reproductions or imports—that include country furniture, baskets, stoneware, glassware, jewelry, textiles, early paper, toys, silver, quilts, pewter, American Oak, and Southwestern items.

texasantiqueshows.com/boerne-antique-shows.htm

Kerrville

"The Highwaymen Live: a Musical Tribute"

Feb. 25

Cailloux Theater, 910 Main St.

Perhaps the greatest country music super group in history, The Highwaymen—featuring Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, and Johnny Cash—traveled the world performing country music to millions of fans. Now comes a show featuring spot-on portrayals of those stars.

caillouxperformingarts.com

Austin

ATX Open

Feb. 27-March 5

Westwood Country Club, 3808 W. 35th St.

The ATX Open is Austin's only professional tour-level tennis tournament, bringing world-class women athletes and thrilling tennis action to the capital of Texas. The WTA 250 tournament celebrates its inaugural event at Austin's Westwood Country Club, which is being transformed to include a 1,700-seat stadium court. The tournament is the first of nine U.S.-based events on the 2023 WTA calendar and is being broadcast to a worldwide audience. A global field of WTA stars including 2022 Australian Open finalist Danielle Collins and 2017 US Open champion Sloane Stephens are scheduled to compete in the 32-player singles and 16-team doubles draws.

atxopen.com

Cedar Park

Kevin Fowler and Roger Creager in Concert

March 2

Haute Spot , 1501 E. New Hope Drive

Texas country artists Kevin Fowler and Roger Creager perform their hits. Fowler is known for songs such as "Hard Man to Love" and "100% Texan," while Creager is known for his songs "The Everclear Song" and "Long Way to Mexico."

hautespot.live

Fredericksburg

Enchanted Rock 45th Birthday Celebration

March 2

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

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

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

New Braunfels

Texas Independence Day Celebration

March 2

Gruene Historic District, 1601 Hunter Road

To celebrate the 187th anniversary of Texas independence, Gruene Historic District is throwing a Texas-size celebration with special offers and live music.

gruenetexas.com

Fredericksburg

"Tenderly: The Rosemary Clooney Musical"

March 3-5

Steve W. Shepherd Theater, 1668 US 87 South

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

fredericksburgtheater.org

New Braunfels

Friday Afternoon Club at Gruene Hall

March 3-May 26

Gruene Hall, 1281 Gruene Road

This Gruene Hall tradition, now in its 25th year, is where hipsters, oldsters, suits, locals, and drifters mix it up to start their weekend. This quintessential Friday happy hour offers great beer prices, prize giveaways, and the best in Texas tunes broadcast live by KNBT 92.1 FM Radio New Braunfels. There’s even a very special guest interview each week.

gruenehall.com

San Marcos

Middleton Brewing 5K Beer Run

March 4

Middleton Brewing, 101 Oakwood Loop

Do you love craft beer and exercise? Then this is a great run for you. The Middleton Brewing 5k Beer Run starts and finishes at Middleton Brewing Company and runs the rural streets of Oakwood Loop near the brewery. End with a tasting, finisher glass, and shirt.

runintexas.com/middleton

Boerne

A Day at the Farm and Farmers Market

March 4-May 27

Historic Herff Farm, 33 Herff Road

The Farmers Market at the Herff Farm is an open-air farmers market open every Saturday morning on the historic Herff Farm. 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

Kerrville

Classical Music Festival

March 4

First Presbyterian Church, 800 Jefferson St.

The Hill Country Chorale, an entity of the Hill Country Vocal Arts Society, which serves as a dynamic resource through which the vocal arts are introduced, networked, maintained, and performed in the Texas Hill Country, presents its Classical Music Festival.

hillcountrychorale.org

Hill Country Cluster of Dogs Show

March 4

Kerr County Hill Country Youth Event Center, 3785 SH 27

Almost 700 dogs compete in different classes at this free and family-friendly event that also has vendors and food trucks.

onofrio.com

Bandera

Cowboys On Main

March 4-May 27

On Saturdays, find free cowboy fun in downtown Bandera with activities that can include a chuckwagon storyteller, hopping on a saddle-broke longhorn, or a ride in a horse-drawn wagon for a tour of Bandera. Gunfighter reenactment shows take place twice a day.

banderabusiness.com

New Braunfels

Kinderschuhe 5K Run and Walk

March 4

Gruene Historic District, 1601 Hunter Road

The proceeds for this 5K run and walk help Communities In Schools purchase shoes for low-income school children. The event is open to participants of all ages.

nbu5k.com

Wimberley

Market Days

March 5

Lions Field, 601 FM 2325

The first Saturday of the month, stroll around a total of 20 acres and enjoy 10 concession stands, live music, and over 450 vendors booths.

wimberleymarketday.com

Kerrville

Kerr County Market Days and Hill Country Swap Meet

March 5

Kerr County Hill Country Youth Event Center, 3785 SH 27

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

kerrmarketdays.org

Bandera

Bandera Fiber and Arts Week

March 7-11

The Sheep Walk Ranch, 5305 SH 173 North

Celebrating Texas wool, mohair, and alpaca, Bandera Fiber and and Arts Week offers shearing days, classes, vendors, a field trip, and other activities.

banderafiberandarts.com

Bandera Market Day

March 7

This arts and crafts vendor market is set up along Main Street and runs from morning till late afternoon.

banderabusiness.com

Cowboy Opry

March 7, April 4, May 2

Silver Sage, 803 Buck Creek

See some Grand Ole Opry-style entertainment and enjoy light refreshments and door prizes.

silversage.org

Kerrville

Art Exhibits

March 9-April 8

Kerr Arts and Cultural Center, 228 Earl Garrett St.

Tuesday through Saturday, visit the Kerr Arts and Cultural Center for three separate art exhibits: "Tierra Linda Ranch and the Texas Hill Country" by photographer SJ Derby, "Road Trip: One Woman Show" by Catherine Massaro, and "The World of NONS: Spatial/Surreal Environs" with the art of HC "Hardy" Lewis, featuring Sadie Roselle. An artists reception takes place March 18.

kacckerrville.com

Bandera

Bandera Fiber and Arts Festival

March 10-11

The Sheep Walk Ranch, 5305 SH 173 North

The Bandera Fiber and and Arts Festival is the capstone of the Bandera Fiber and Arts Week, with live music and vendors.

banderafiberandarts.com

Austin

South by Southwest

March 10-19

Austin Convention Center and Downtown Austin, 500 E. Cesar Chavez St.

Every spring, crowds descend on downtown Austin to experience the world-renowned SXSW conference and festivals. Consisting of three main components—Interactive, Music, and Film—each track brings top creatives and global professionals together to collaborate during this exciting 10-day event.

sxsw.com

San Marcos

Art Squared Arts Market

March 11

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

Experience a juried arts and fine crafts market that brings the best local artists together in one place. Find great art of all kinds, live music, a free kids' arts and crafts booth, and live art demonstrations.

artsquaredmarket.com

Cedar Park

TobyMac in Concert

March 11

H-E-B Center at Cedar Park , 2100 Avenue of the Stars

Multi-platinum Christian artist TobyMac and the Awakening Foundation make a stop in Cedar Park on the TobyMac Hits Deep Tour. The lineup features TobyMac and the DiverseCity band with support from Crowder, Cochren and Co., Tasha Layton, Jon Reddick, and Terrian. The annual arena tour features 30 dates and is a night of music and fun for the entire family.

hebcenter.com/events/detail/tobymacs-hits-deep-tour-2023

Ray Wylie Hubbard in Concert

March 11

Haute Spot, 1501 E. New Hope Drive

Country singer Ray Wylie Hubbard comes to the Haute Spot in Cedar Park. Hubbard is known for his hits "Redneck Mother," "Snake Farm," and "Choctaw Bingo."

hautespot.live/calendar/raywyliehubbard-031123

Boerne

Market Days

March 11-12, April 8-9, May 13-14

Main Plaza, 100 N. Main St.

On the second weekend of each month, hundreds of festive booths display everything from collectibles and remembrances of the past to modern innovations that bring a smile of wonder to those who stroll past.

boernemarketdays.com/boerne.html

Bluegrass Jam at the AgriCultural

March 11, 25; April 8, 22; May 13, 27

The AgriCultural Museum and Arts Center, 102 City Park Road

Every second and fourth Saturday of the month, bring your instrument and play along or just come to listen to the Bluegrass Jam.

theagricultural.org/bluegrass-jams

Kuhlmann-King Museum Tour and Programs

March 11, 25; April 8, 22; May 13, 27

Kuhlmann-King Museum, 402 E. Blanco Road

Every second and fourth Saturday of the month, 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 themes vary.

facebook.com/kuhlmannkinghouse

Fredericksburg

Spring Break at the Pioneer Museum

March 13-18

Pioneer Museum, 325 W. Main St.

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

pioneermuseum.org

New Braunfels

Two Ton Tuesdays Spring Break Show

March 14

Gruene Hall, 1281 Gruene Road

If you haven't felt the energy of Two Tons live, grab your dancing partner and get ready for a rockin’ night. The band takes the stage at 8:30 p.m.

gruenehall.com

Swing Dance Lessons

March 14

Gruene Hall, 1281 Gruene Road

Learn simple, fun East Coast Swing steps in this one-hour class before the Two Ton Tuesday show at Gruene Hall. This class is perfect for beginners or those wanting to polish their wraps, tunnels, turns, and spins.

gruenehall.com

Bandera

Third Thursday Cowboy Camp with Lew Peterbaugh

March 16, April 20, May 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

New Braunfels

Come and Taste It: Meet Texas' Best Winemakers

March 16; April 20; May 18

The Grapevine, 1612 Hunter Road

On the third Thursday of each month (except January), come to The Grapevine and taste some of Texas' best wines and craft beer straight from the winemakers and brewers. This monthly event features complimentary tastings and live music in the heart of Gruene Historic District.

grapevineingruene.com

Fredericksburg

Trade Days

March 17-19

Fredericksburg Trade Days, 355 Sunday Farms Lane

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

fbgtradedays.com

Kerrville

"On Golden Pond"

March 17-19, 24-26, 31; April 1-2

Hill Country Arts Foundation, 120 Point Theatre Road

The classic American comedic drama is every bit as touching, warm, and witty today as it was when it debuted off-Broadway in 1978.

hcaf.com

Blanco

Market Day

March 18

Old Blanco Courthouse, 300 Main St.

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

historicblanco.org/market-day

Cedar Park

Ana Gabriel in Concert

March 18

H-E-B Center at Cedar Park , 2100 Avenue of the Stars

Ana Gabriel began writing and performing her own songs at age 7, and now, after decades in the music business, she boasts more than 15 studio albums in her esteemed discography. The Spanish-language pop singer has earned an international following thanks to award-winning songs like "Cosas del Amor" and "Quin Como T." Backed by more than 10 Lo Nuestro Awards, Gabriel continues to perform to sold-out crowds around the globe.

hebcenter.com/events/detail/ana-gabriel

Fredericksburg

Hill Country Indian Artifact Show

March 18

Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park, 432 Lady Bird Drive

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

hillcountryindianartifacts.com

Mud Dauber Festival and Chili Cookoff

March 18

Luckenbach Texas, 412 Luckenbach Town Loop

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

luckenbachtexas.com

Boerne

Music in the Cave: Spring Equinox

March 18

Cave Without a Name Throne Room, 325 Kreutzberg Road

Enjoy an evening of contemporary acoustic music, soaring vocal harmonies, and a percussive tribal/world-beat vibe performed on an unusual mix of ancient and modern instruments, all focused on the theme of the Spring Equinox as a time of rebirth and renewed energy. Some of this concert is performed in total darkness, illuminated by periods of flickering candlelight, providing a visually rich setting and mesmerizing listening environment.

cavewithoutaname.com

Bandera

Ham Rodeo

March 18

Mansfield Park, 2886 SH 16 North

The Bandera Wranglers, an all-volunteer nonprofit, hosts this annual rodeo that features vendors, wild hogs, barbecue, a concert, and interactive activities.

facebook.com/events/325724846434126

Bend

White Bass Run at the Bend

March 18

Colorado Bend State Park, 1201 Colorado Park Road

For generations, families have come to cast their lines for white bass during their spawning run. Find out what the "lure" is all about. A fly-fishing station with demonstrations helps visitors learn the art of fly casting, how to choose a fly, fly tying, and how to read the river to catch white bass. Both kids and adults can learn basic fishing skills before hitting the water and discover how this species differs from others in Texas rivers and streams. A 1-mile Tot Trot is also available for children 12 years and younger.

tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/colorado-bend

New Braunfels

Old Gruene Market Days

March 18-19; April 15-16; May 20-21

Gruene Historic District, 1724 Hunter Road

Nearly 100 vendors offer uniquely crafted items and packaged Texas foods at this monthly market.

gruenemarketdays.com

Fredericksburg

Rob Landes in Concert

March 19

Fredericksburg United Methodist Church, 1800 N. Llano St.

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

fredericksburgmusicclub.com

Spring Branch

Sporting Clay Shoot

March 23

Good Bull Ranch, 8415 FM 311

Test your clay shooting skills on the 15-station course at Good Bull Ranch, which has been designed for outdoor enjoyment. Proceeds from the shoot benefit the Chamber's Program of Work.

bulverdespringbranchchamber.com

Austin

"Vincent"

March 23-April 8

Ground Floor Theatre, 979 Springdale Road #122

"Vincent" relates the life story of the iconic painter, Vincent Van Gogh, from the perspective of his brother, Theo. Based on actual letters between the pair, this intimate play goes beyond the biography of Van Gogh's life, revealing a story of inspiration, courage, passion, and the lust for life that art kindles in all of us.

penfoldtheatre.org/event/vincent/2023-04-08

Bandera

Thunder in the Hill Country

March 23-26

Mansfield Park, 2886 SH 16 North

Come celebrate the 21st annual Thunder in the Hill Country, an event held at Bandera’s Mansfield Park that consists of tent camping, a poker run, vendors, food, field events, music all day Friday and Saturday, a bike show, tattoo contest, and other activities.

bikerralliesoftexas.com

Lometa

Diamondback Jubilee

March 24-25

Lometa Regional Park, 15115 US 183

The 50th anniversary of the Lometa Diamondback Jubilee is full of fun with a carnival, chili cookoff, food vendors, cornhole tournament, rodeo, live bands, and of course, snakes and snake weigh-ins.

Cedar Park

The Gatlin Brothers in Concert

March 24

Haute Spot , 1501 E. New Hope Drive

Larry, Steve, and Rudy are a Grammy Award-winning trio who have dazzled audiences for more than 65 years with a lifetime of noteworthy achievements in their storybook career, including a Grammy for Best Country Song (“Broken Lady”), three Academy of Country Music awards for Single of the Year (“All The Gold In California”), Album of the Year ("Straight Ahead"), and Male Vocalist of the Year for Larry Gatlin.

hautespot.live

Boerne

The Peking Acrobats

March 24

Boerne Champion Auditorium, 201 Charger Blvd.

Boerne Performing Arts presents the Peking Acrobats, who astound and amuse in a performance that epitomizes family fun. In an all-new production, they are joined by members of the Shanghai Circus and perform daring acrobatics with grace, strength, and skill.

boerneperformingarts.com

Kerrville

Spring Bling: Fiber and Jewelry Show

March 24-April 21

Hill Country Arts Foundation, 120 Point Theatre Road

This exhibit features fiber art and jewelry by artists from across Texas.

hcaf.com

Llano

Earth Art Fest

March 24-26

Grenwelge Park, 199 E. Haynie St.

More than 6,000 people come out each year to the banks of the Llano River for Llano Earth Art Fest—home of the World Rock Stacking Championships. Try your hand at stacking rocks to create beautiful rock art in and along the Llano River. For kids there are activities such as face painting, a fashion circus, and rock painting. Adults can enjoy live music, a cold beer, workshops, viewing and creating art, or just relaxing in the sun.

llanoearthartfest.org

Fredericksburg

Wanderlust 13.1, 10K, and 5K

March 25

Marketplatz Square, 126 W. Main St.

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

scallywompus.com

Burnet

Hill Country Lawn and Garden Show

March 25

Burnet County AgriLife Auditorium, 607 N. Vandeveer St.

A day filled with all things gardening and horticulture brings spring life to Burnet. Shop for plants of all kinds including native species, vegetables, and flowers. Artisans offer their unique treasures, and there are kids' activities, food, and gardening demonstrations.

burnetcountyhighlandlakesmastergardener.org

Johnson City

Market Days

March 25-27

Downtown, City Park, US 290 West, between Nugent Street and Avenue G

Held the fourth weekend of the month, this open-air market features vendors and artisans selling handmade or locally produced products in the heart of Texas wine country.

johnsoncitytexas.info

Dripping Springs

Brewers Festival

March 25

The Dripping Springs Brewers Festival is the latest in a lineup of events that celebrates this area's award-winning artisans. The festival features several of the Hill Country region's top craft beers and those who brew them. Visitors must purchase a wristband to enter. Additional highlights included live music plus a variety of food options and a keepsake plastic mug.

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

Kerrville

Disc Golf Tournament

March 25

Kerrville-Schreiner Park, 2385 Bandera Hwy.

Kerrville Parks and Recreation Department and Schreiner University are collaborating on a competitive morning for the community. All 18 holes of disc golf are played and everyone is responsible for keeping another person's score as well as their own. 

kerrvilletx.gov

ViVA Trio

March 25

Cailloux Theater, 910 Main St.

This internationally touring trio of sopranos cross over between classical and pop music, with vocal fireworks, a charismatic stage presence, lush harmonies, designer gowns, and music that promises to enchant audiences.

caillouxperformingarts.com

Spring Branch

Pollinators and Parks

March 25

Guadalupe River State Park, 3350 Park Road 31

Celebrate 100 years of state parks in Texas with a special version of the annual Monarch and Friends Pollinator Fiesta. Join the celebration as the monarchs return from Mexico. Monarchs, along with other pollinators, are an integral part of the interactions that take place in nature and symbolize the importance of increased awareness of the smallest creatures and their relationships.

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

Bandera

Ranching Heritage Day

March 25

Hill Country State Natural Area, 10600 Bandera Creek Road

Celebrate ranching life by visiting with exhibitors, making crafts, playing games, and viewing demonstrations. Stop by to learn about and experience some of the many facets of ranching history and culture.

tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/hill-country

New Braunfels

Hayes Carll in Concert

March 25

Gruene Hall, 1281 Gruene Road

Musician Hayes Carll exists in a space of his own, informed by John Prine, Tom Waits, and Bob Dylan but also by Travis, Kenny Rogers, and Hank Williams Jr. He's been nominated for two Americana Music Awards and a Grammy for Best Country Song, and has won multiple Austin Music Awards.

gruenehall.com

Bandera

Frontier Times Fourth Sunday Jamboree

March 26, April 23, May 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

Fredericksburg

Texas Hill Country Wineries' Wine and Wildflower Journey

March 27-April 21

Various locations

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

texaswinetrail.com

Llano

Llano River Chuckwagon Cookoff

March 31-April 1

Badu Park , 300 W. Legion Drive

Starting in 2005 and each year since, a group of chuckwagon enthusiasts get together on the banks of the Llano River and go back in time to an era when the west was settled. Each wagon cooks and serves a meal of chicken fried steak, potatoes, beans, bread, and a dessert. Enthusiasts use traditional cooking methods from that era, wear traditional dress, and experience neighborly fun as they compete for prizes in a number of categories.

llanochuckwagoncookoff.com

Cedar Park

Tab Benoit in Concert

March 31

Haute Spot , 1501 E. New Hope Drive

One of the most impressive guitarists to emerge from the rich bayous of Louisiana in recent years, Tab Benoit’s guitar tone can be recognized before his Otis Redding-ish voice resonates from the speakers.

hautespot.live

Fredericksburg

Texas Vintage Motorcycle Fandango

March 31-April 2

Gillespie County Fairgrounds, 530 Fair Drive

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

thetexasfandango.com

Kerrville

Camerata San Antonio in Concert

March 31

First Presbyterian Church, 800 Jefferson St.

Grammy-nominated Camerata San Antonio is a flexible classical chamber music ensemble serving San Antonio and the surrounding Hill Country. This performance, titled "Quartets," features Mozart's String Quartet in A Major, K. 464; Bacewicz's String Quartet No. 4; and Beethoven's String Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 74 “Harp.”

cameratasa.org

A Conversation with the Actors of "Napoleon Dynamite"

March 31

The Arcadia Live Theater, 717 Water St.

Jon Heder, Efren Ramirez, and Jon Gries, the actors who played Napoleon Dynamite, Pedro, and Uncle Rico, discuss the cult classic at this screening, which includes a special meet-and-greet.

thearcadialive.org

Concerts by the River

March 31, April 28

Louise Hays Park, 202 Thompson Drive

Pack your lawn chairs and picnic blankets and come out to the park to enjoy free concerts along the banks of the beautiful Guadalupe River.

kerrvilletx.gov

Mason

Arts and Wine Festival

April 1

Mason Town Square, 201 Fort McKavitt St.

Enjoy the work of talented artists and winemakers during the Arts and Wine Fest. A whole host of local artists and craftspeople, Mason winemakers, and Texas winemakers featuring wines made with Mason County grapes line the sidewalks with their creations.

business.masontxcoc.com/community-calendar

Llano

Llano Fiddle Fest Contest and Concert

April 1-2

John L. Kuykendall Event Center, 2200 W. Ranch Road 152

The weekend includes the 45th annual Open Fiddle Fest, a live concert and dance, and a Sunday service and cowboy breakfast. This year's Open Fiddle Contest (with a free entrance) includes youth, senior, open, and accompanist divisions. Saturday's activities also feature an evening concert with legendary country star Moe Bandy. The event takes place at the John L. Kuykendall Event Center, which provides a large, open space for the competition, concert, and Sunday morning service.

llanofiddlefest.com

San Marcos

Studio Tour

April 1-2

Various Locations, 20027 SH 80, Bay 5

Art lovers and artists alike love exploring colorful and creative San Marcos during the San Marcos Studio Tour. Check out featured studios on the tour map and see a group exhibition at MotherShip Studios for works from participating artists.

mothershipstudiostx.com

Cedar Park

Cory Morrow in Concert

April 1

Haute Spot , 1501 E. New Hope Drive

Texas country singer-songwriter Cory Morrow visits the Haute Spot.

hautespot.live

Fredericksburg

Wildflower Celebration

April 1-16

Wildseed Farms, 100 Legacy Drive

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

wildseedfarms.com

Boerne

Spring Antique Tractor Pull

April 1

The Agricultural Museum and Arts Center, 102 City Park Road

The Boerne Agricultural Museum and Arts Center hosts its annual Antique Tractor Pull event. Come out and watch antique tractors from around Texas as they compete to pull the heaviest weight the furthest distance.

theagricultural.org

Kerrville

Solar Eclipse Kickoff

April 1

Butt-Holdworth Memorial Library, 505 Water St.

Butt-Holdworth Memorial Library hosts this party that includes an indoor planetarium show, music, and guest speaker. This event celebrates the upcoming Oct. 14, 2023 annular eclipse and the April 8, 2024 total solar eclipse.

kerrvilletx.gov

Hill Country Gun Show

April 1-2

Hill Country Veterans Center, 411 Meadowview

Find new and used guns, knives, coins, cutting boards, ammo, and other hunting items for sale. All proceeds go to local area veterans.

gunshowtrader.com

Kerr County Market Days and Hill Country Swap Meet

April 2

Kerr County Hill Country Youth Event Center, 3785 SH 27

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

kerrmarketdays.org

Burnet

Bluebonnet Festival

April 7-9

Downtown Burnet, 220 S. Pierce St.

Bluebonnet season begins with a grand parade, carnival, and two stages with live music. The festivities include a pet parade, wiener dog races, 5K and 10K runs, a car show, demolition derby, children's activities, a children's bicycle decorating contest, over 150 arts and crafts vendors, a biergarten, and a food court.

bluebonnetfestival.org

Fredericksburg

First Friday Art Walk

April 7

Various locations

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

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

Austin

Austin Falls Ultra

April 8

McKinney Falls State Park, 5808 McKinney Falls Pkwy.

Within the naturally rugged trails of Texas Hill Country, navigate a technical single-track trail protected by lush green foliage and diverse scenery. Rolling and winding through the course, dodge roots and rocks, ascend and descend hills, and run across wooden bridges. Be prepared for a possible water crossing of the falls (dependent on rain). After the race, have fun jumping off cliffs in the cool, refreshing pools of Onion Creek.

ultraexpeditions.com/austin-falls-ultra

Fredericksburg

Spring Fling Art Sale

April 8

Marktplatz , 100 block of Main Street

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

dkfredericksburg.org

Easter at the Sauer-Beckmann Living History Farm

April 8

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

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

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

Kerrville

Blooms and Barrels Plant Sale

April 8

Kerr County Hill Country Youth Event Center, 3785 SH 27

Shop for native and adapted ornamental plants, herbs, vegetables, 55-gallon rain barrels, and items at "The Garden Shed" resale shop.

hillcountrymastergardeners.org

Easterfest, Cookoff, and Open Car Show

April 8

Flat Rock Lake Park, 3840 Riverside Drive

At this fun-filled event, enjoy a barbecue and chili cookoff, food, games, rides for all ages, vendors, live music, and Easter egg hunt, an open car and bike show, and a visit from the Easter Bunny.

kerrvillechamber.biz

The Salvation Army's Easter Eggstravaganza

April 8

The Salvation Army Kroc Center, 201 Holdsworth Drive

Bring your Easter basket for a family day of fun. This community event is filled with bounce houses, face painting, a cake walk, pictures with the Easter Bunny, food vendors, games, and two Easter egg hunts with over 25,000 candy-filled Easter eggs and giveaways with prizes.

kerrvillekroc.org

Fredericksburg

Big Easter Egg Hunt in Luckenbach Texas

April 9

Luckenbach Texas, 412 Luckenbach Town Loop

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

luckenbachtexas.com

Austin

Moontower Comedy Festival

April 12-23

Various locations

The Moontower Just For Laughs Austin comedy fest returns with two full weeks of comedy. Complete with favorite headliners and a four-day comedy club binge, expect over 100 comedians invading downtown Austin for stand-up, podcasts, parties, screenings, and cast panels. Headliners this year include Trevor Noah, Seth Meyers, Chelcie Lynn, and Vir Das.

austintheatre.org/moontower-comedy

Kerrville

Art Exhibits

April 13-May 13

Kerr Arts and Cultural Center, 228 Earl Garrett St.

Tuesday through Saturday, visit the Kerr Arts and Cultural Center for three separate art exhibits: "Schreiner University Seniors Show" featuring the seniors from Schreiner University’s graphic arts projects; “Hill Country Quilt Guild,” an exhibit by local quilters; and “Guadalupe Watercolor Group,” a judged watercolor exhibit. An artists reception takes place April 22.

kacckerrville.com

Fredericksburg

Trade Days

April 14-16

Fredericksburg Trade Days, 355 Sunday Farms Lane

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

fbgtradedays.com

Kerrville

"Dead Man's Cell Phone"

April 14-16, 21-22, 28-30

Playhouse 2000 VK Garage Theater, 305 Washington St.

This absurd comedy-drama by Sarah Ruhl explores technology's effect on society, bringing people together while also isolating them.

caillouxperformingarts.com

Bandera

Texas Heroes Hall of Honors Induction Ceremony and Reunion

April 14

Frontier Times Museum, 510 13th St.

In keeping with the pioneering spirit of its founder, J. Marvin Hunter Sr., the Frontier Times Museum has established the Heroes Hall of Honor to recognize the contributions of individuals who, through their leadership, creativity, example, and hard work, keep the pioneer spirit alive. Each year, the museum inducts its honorees at an annual induction ceremony.

frontiertimesmuseum.org

Blanco

Market Day

April 15

Old Blanco Courthouse, 300 Main St.

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

historicblanco.org/market-day

Georgetown

Two Step Inn

April 15-16

San Gabriel Park, 445 E. Morrow St.

Embrace the honky-tonk spirit with 40-plus artists across three stages, featuring live music from country currents, country classics, and the country curious. Acts scheduled to perform include Zach Bryan, Tyler Childers, Midland, Travis Tritt, Tanya Tucker, Wynonna Judd, Clay Walker, Mavis Staples, and Diplo.

twostepinn.com

Fredericksburg

Fredericksburg VFD Annual Spring Fish Fry

April 15

Marktplatz, 100 block of West Main Street

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

fbgtx.org

Kerrville

Spring Native Plant Sale

April 15

Riverside Nature Center, 150 Francisco Lemos St.

Come browse and shop for native plants that have been selected to thrive in the Texas climate and soil, along with other gardening-related items.

riversidenaturecenter.org

Texas Gun and Knife Show

April 15-16

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 hunting and outdoors items.

texasgunandknifeshows.com

Austin

McKinney Falls Fest

April 15

McKinney Falls State Park, 5808 McKinney Falls Parkway

Come out to the park for a fun day full of guided hikes, live music, food trucks, and activity booths, plus park staff open a time capsule buried in the park in 1975. Discover the treasures that were left behind and witness the preparation of the next time capsule for McKinney Falls State Park to be opened in 2073.

tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/mckinney-falls

Junction

100 Years at South Llano River

April 15

South Llano River State Park, 1927 Park Road 73

Help the park celebrate this area of the Hill Country and Walter Buck Jr., the gentleman who donated the land to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. Along with an open house at the new headquarters, the event features various activities revolving around angora goats and wool, Model T's, and history.

tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/south-llano-river

Fredericksburg

Alamo Metro Chorus in Concert

April 16

Fredericksburg United Methodist Church, 1800 N. Llano St.

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

fredericksburgmusicclub.com

Llano

Crawfish Open

April 21-22

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, live auctions, steer roping, live music, a motorcycle fun run, and a golf tournament. The event benefits Llano charities.

llanocrawfishopen.com

Taylor

Music on Main

April 21

Heritage Square Park, 400 N. Main St.

Heritage Square is full of family-friendly music from local and regional musicians. Bring a blanket or chairs.

Fredericksburg

"The Play That Goes Wrong"

April 21-23, 27-30

Fredericksburg United Methodist Church, 1800 N. Llano St.

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

fredericksburgtheater.org

Ingram

"The Gods of Comedy"

April 21-23, 27-30; May 5-7

Hill Country Arts Foundation, 120 Point Theatre Road

In this comedy by Ken Ludwig, Daphne and Ralph are young classics professors who have just made a discovery that’s sure to turn them into academic superstars. But something goes disastrously wrong. The Ivy League will never be the same as a pair of screwball deities encounters the carnal complexity of college coeds, campus capers, and conspicuous consumption.

hcaf.com

Johnson City

Market Days

April 22-23

Downtown, City Park, US 290 West, between Nugent Street and Avenue G

Held the fourth weekend of the month, this open-air market features vendors and artisans selling handmade or locally produced products in the heart of Texas wine country.

johnsoncitytexas.info

Fredericksburg

Luckenbach Bluegrass Festival

April 22

Luckenbach Texas, 412 Luckenbach Town Loop

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

luckenbachtexas.com

Monster Truck Wars

April 22

Gillespie County Fairgrounds, 530 Fair Drive

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

gillespiefair.com

Boerne

Texas Corvette Association Open Car Show

April 22

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

Johnson City

Celebration Under the Stars

April 22

Pedernales Falls State Park, 2585 Park Road 6026

To celebrate 100 years of State Parks, visit Pedernales Falls State Park and enjoy the benefits the night brings to natural areas, with stargazing and other nighttime activities like a camping demonstration, nocturnal wildlife table, and nighttime sensory-testing station. Night sky-friendly lighting is also demonstrated.

tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/pedernales-falls

Kerrville

Windsync in Concert

April 23

Cailloux Theater, 910 Main St.

Houston-based WindSync performs wind quintet masterworks, adapting beloved music to their instrumentation and championing new works by today’s composers.

caillouxperformingarts.com

Austin

Shakespeare’s Birthday: Celebrate Sonnets

April 23

Pease Park, Tudor Cottage and Terrace, 1100 Kingsbury St.

Austin Shakespeare presents a new project, Shakespeare’s Birthday: Celebrate Sonnets, a collaboration with the Pease Park Conservancy featuring poetry, music, and dance as well as cake and beverages. The event features the park’s newly restored 1920 Tutor cottage and terrace. 

austinshakespeare.org

Kerrville

Symphony of the Hills in Concert

April 27

Cailloux Theater, 910 Main St.

The symphony presents "Orchestral Fire," the season finale featuring Pyotr Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 5 in E Minor. The concert opens with the Trumpet Concerto of Armenian composer Alexander Arutunian. This work is one of the most often performed trumpet concertos in the orchestra repertoire.

symphonyofthehills.org

Georgetown

Red Poppy Festival

April 28-30

The 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, kids' Fun Zone, an artisan market, and fields of red poppies.

poppy.georgetown.org

Lampasas

Riata Roundup Rodeo and LTX Barbecue Fest

April 28-29

Lampasas 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

Ingram

Stonehenge II Celtic Festival and Highland Games

April 29

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

Ozona

Crockett County History Day

May 5

Ozona Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center, 505 15th St.

Learn more about the early days on the frontier in and around Ozona during Crockett County History Day on the Ozona Chamber of Commerce grounds. The informative event featurs camels, soldiers, pioneers, flintknapper, and livestock including donkeys from the Peaceful Valley Donkey Rescue.

ozona.com/events-calendar

Fredericksburg

Founders Day Celebration

May 6

Pioneer Museum, 325 W. Main St.

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

pioneermuseum.org

Burnet

Fun For All

May 6

Inks Lake State Park, 3630 Park Road 4 West

Spend a fun-filled and all-inclusive day with a variety of programs modified for accessibility needs. Adaptive events include water recreation, fishing, adaptive programs, and perhaps archery.

tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/inks-lake

Taylor

Blackland Prairie Day

May 7

Downtown Main Street, 100 N. Main St.

Live talent, food, arts and crafts, vendors, and children's activities meet in historic downtown Taylor.

ci.taylor.tx.us

Kerrville

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. Hill Country Swap Meet is a community garage sale/flea market.

kerrmarketdays.org

Boerne

Handmade Market

May 12-13

The Cana Ballroom, 202 W. Kronkosky St.

The Boerne Handmade Market is the largest market of its kind in South Texas. It is a two-day event featuring more than 75 handmade-only vendors selling merchandise that includes jewelry, apparel, leather goods, toys, home décor, art, handmade candles, food, and drink.

boernehandmademarket.com

Art Waddle

May 12-13

Hill Country Mile, Main Street

The 11th annual Boerne Art Waddle is located along the Cibolo Creek Trail, creating a relaxed, fun setting with the attributes of a major fine art event. 

eventsoffmain.com/art-waddle

Fredericksburg

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

May 13

Wildseed Farms, 100 Legacy Drive

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

runintexas.com/flower

Austin

CelebrASIA

May 13

Asian American Resource Center, 8401 Cameron Road

The Asian American Resource Center hosts its annual signature event, CelebrASIA, in honor of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. A celebration of Asian Pacific American culture, the festival includes performance groups, musicians, food vendors, and hands-on activities.

austintexas.gov/department/asian-american-resource-center

Fredericksburg

Willow City VFD Annual Benefit Barbecue

May 13

Willow City VFD, 2553 Ranch Road 1323

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

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

Bend

A Day in the Life of a Cedar Chopper

May 13

Colorado Bend State Park, 1201 Colorado Park Road

Cedar Choppers lived in tents and lean-to’s in their hardscrabble Hill Country life. See how they lived and worked, and get your hands on the tools they used to harvest the tallest cedars (ashe junipers) in Texas to make a living. Learn how the Scholten Brother’s Cedar Tap Railroad came from the town of Lometa to the Cedar Chopper Camp in Bend and its importance in the Cedar Choppers’ work. Be sure to stop by the dutch oven cooking presentation for some backcountry cooking and goodies.

tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/colorado-bend

Kerrville

Southwest Gourd and Fiber Fine Art Show

May 18-July 1

Kerr Arts and Cultural Center, 228 Earl Garrett St.

Open Tuesday through Saturday, this exhibit showcases gourd and fiber art from all over the country. Meet the artists at the artists reception on May 27.

kacckerrville.com

Austin

"Steve Martin and Martin Short: You Wont Believe What They Look Like Today!"

May 19-20

Bass Concert Hall, 2350 Robert Dedman Drive

Two of the funniest, most influential, and acclaimed talents of the past century take the stage. Their humor is often subversive, but it is always a joyous, self-deprecating romp from comedic masters driven to make each other laugh as much as the audience. The jokes come at you at a rapid-fire pace, with little setup and big punch lines as they mock Hollywood and the fickle nature of celebrity.

texasperformingarts.org/event/steve-martin-martin-short-2023-bass-concert-hall-austin-texas

Fredericksburg

Trade Days

May 19-21

Fredericksburg Trade Days, 355 Sunday Farms Lane

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

fbgtradedays.com

Blanco

Market Day

May 20

Old Blanco Courthouse, 300 Main St.

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

historicblanco.org/market-day

Blanco State Park Celebration

May 20

Blanco State Park, 101 Park Road 23

Celebrate the historical, cultural, and natural heritage of the park and surrounding area. The event features multiple informational and activity stations throughout the park and programs and activities such as "The History of Blanco State Park and the Civilian Conservation Corps" and "Animals in Blanco State Park," plus a wildlife viewing station, fishing, and kayaking.

tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/blanco

Fredericksburg

The Moanin' Frogs in Concert

May 21

Fredericksburg United Methodist Church, 1800 N. Llano St.

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

fredericksburgmusicclub.com

New Braunfels

Americana Music Jam

May 21

Gruene Hall, 1281 Gruene Road

This annual music jam, co-sponsored by KNBT2.1 FM Radio New Braunfels, is a celebration of Americana music featuring exceptional artists of the genre. Each year's event benefits a local charity.

gruenehall.com

Kerrville

Kerrville Folk Festival

May 25-June 11

Quiet Valley Ranch, 3876 Medina Highway

This annual festival features 18 days and nights of music from songwriters of national and international acclaim. One of the longest continuously running music festivals in the U.S., the festival has 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

Fredericksburg

Crawfish Festival

May 26-28

Marktplatz, 100 block of West Main Street

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

fbgcrawfishfestival.com

Kerrville

Texas Masters of Fine Art and Craft

May 26-28

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

Celebrating its 20th year, this exhibition offers works by some of the finest professional artists and craftspeople from Texas.

texasmasters.com

Bandera

Memorial Day Weekend Stampede Rodeo and Parade

May 26-28

Mansfield Park and Main Street, 2886 SH 16 North

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

banderaprorodeo.org

Johnson City

Market Days

May 27-28

Downtown, City Park, US 290 West, between Nugent Street and Avenue G

Held the fourth weekend of the month, this open-air market features vendors and artisans selling handmade or locally produced products in the heart of Texas wine country.

johnsoncitytexas.info

Hunt

Crider's Rodeo and Dancehall Opening Night

May 27-Sept. 2

Crider's Rodeo and Dancehall, 2310 SH 39

For 95 years, Crider's Rodeo and Dancehall has been a entertainment spot along the banks of the Guadalupe River each summer, with seasonal rodeos, live music, and dancing on Saturday nights. The season kicks off on May 27 with a rodeo followed by dancing and live music by Mike Donnell.

cridersrandd.com

Bandera

Chuckwagon Dinner and Show

May 27

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

Fredericksburg

Memorial Day Observance

May 29

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

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

pacificwarmuseum.org

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