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Upcoming Events in HILL COUNTRY

Round Rock

"A Midsummer Night's Dream"

Sept. 29-Oct. 16

Round Rock Amphitheatre, 301 W. Bagdad Ave.

Penfold Theatre is back for its 10th year of free performances in the park. What happens when you take a tangled love quadrangle, a donkey-headed actor, and forest full of mischievous fairies, and then place all 21 characters in the hands of four incredible performers? A free night of fun for the whole family. Directed and adapted by Rosalind Faires, this new spin on the beloved Shakespeare classic is not to be missed.

penfoldtheatre.org

Georgetown

GTX Film Festival

Sept. 30-Oct. 1

City Lights Theatre, 420 Wolf Ranch Parkway

The GTX Film Festival promotes independent films and artists in the community, across the United States, and abroad. GTX Film Festival staff and judges are comprised of industry professionals, as well as members of the local creative community. On Friday night, an AC/DC tribute band kicks off the festival.

gtxfilmfestival.godaddysites.com/2022-festival-information

Fredericksburg

Lone Star Gourd Festival

Sept. 30-Oct. 2

Gillespie County Fairgrounds, 530 Fair Drive

Sponsored by the Texas Gourd Society, the Lone Star Gourd Festival brings artists and crafters from across the country to Fredericksburg. The three-day event features a gourd art competition, gourd art sales, gourd supplies, and technique classes. Artists and crafters transform gourds into incredible fine art and crafts that are carved, wood burned, woven, polished, dyed, painted, and inlaid as if they were wood. Shop the many artist booths, tour the art competition area, vote in the People's Choice award, and stop at the "Imagination Station," where children and adults can try their hand at creating their own gourd art.

texasgourdsociety.org

Georgetown

Art Hop XV

Sept. 30

Georgetown Art Center, 816 S. Main St.

The 15th edition of this annual event features a competition that celebrates artists from across Texas. Accepted artworks are displayed in two locations: the Georgetown Art Center and the Georgetown Public Library. The competition categories include 2D abstract, 2D representational, 3D, and photography.

georgetownartcentertx.org

Fredericksburg

Oktoberfest

Sept. 30-Oct. 2

Marktplatz, 100 block of West Main Street

At the 41st Oktoberfest, celebrate the fun and flavor of Fredericksburg's German heritage with three days of music, food, drink, dancing, arts and crafts, and children's entertainment.

oktoberfestinfbg.com

Bandera

Rumble on the River

Sept. 30-Oct. 2

Mansfield Park, 2886 SH 16 North

Biker Rallies of Texas' Rumble on the River celebrates its 20th anniversary. This three-day event held at Bandera's Mansfield Park consists of tent camping, a poker run, vendors, food, field events, music all day Friday and Saturday, a bike show, biker games, and a tattoo contest.

bikerralliesoftexas.com

Boerne

"Broadway Babes"

Sept. 30

Cave Without a Name Throne Room, 325 Kreutzberg Road

Allegro Stage Co. returns to Cave Without a Name, presenting "Broadway Babes," a musical revue of Broadway divas' greatest hits, featuring four of San Antonio's female stars of stage musicals. Anna Gangai, Sherry Gibbs, Mary Morrow, and Beth Erwin have appeared in lead and supporting roles in musicals such as "The Sound of Music," "Evita," "Les Miserables," "My Fair Lady," and "A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline."

cavewithoutaname.com

New Braunfels

Hollydays Market of New Braunfels

Sept. 30-Oct. 2

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/hollydays-new-braunfels

Lampasas

Lampasas County Wine Tour

Oct. 1

Lampasas County Chamber of Commerce, 205 US 281 S.

Guests receive wine tastings, a swag bag, breakfast, lunch, and snacks to enjoy on a tour of Lampasas County wineries. Prizes are raffled off throughout the day. This event starts with buses loading at the Lampasas County Chamber of Commerce.

lampasaschamber.org

San Marcos

Sacred Springs Pow Wow

Oct. 1-2

The Meadows Center, 211 San Marcos Springs Drive

Every year, over 6,000 people gather at the Sacred Springs for a beautiful two-day Native American festival rich in music, art, dancing, and food.

sspowwow.com

Brownwood

Corks and Caps

Oct. 1

Depot Plaza, 600 E. Depot St.

The sixth annual Corks and Caps features tastings of beer and wine from across Texas. A variety of food trucks are on hand offering food and desserts for purchase. All wineries have bottles of their signature wines for sale. A cigar area is a featured component, hosted by CJ’s Cigar Lounge, located in downtown Brownwood with live music. The first 300 tasters get their choice of a Corks and Caps commemorative wine glass or a beer pilsner glass. Attendees must be 21 or older to purchase tasting tickets.

visitbrownwood.com

Mason

Home Tour

Oct. 1

Various locations

The Mason County Republican Women's 36th annual home tour is a one-day event that showcases historic, new, and restored homes. The tours are a scholarship fundraising event with different homes listed each year. Tickets are available only the day of event at Market Square, located on the west side of the Mason Square.

masontxcoc.com/calendar

Bulverde

Saturday Night Rodeo

Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Tejas Rodeo Company, 401 Obst Road

The family-friendly rodeo and live music series takes place each Saturday through the last weekend in November. After the rodeo, guests can enjoy live music and dancing. Beer, wine, cocktails, and soft drinks are served throughout the rodeo grounds, as well as delicious Texas barbecue, tacos, steak, burgers, and other foods.

tejasrodeo.com

Bandera

Market Days

Oct. 1

Bandera County Courthouse Lawn, 500 Main St.

The first Saturday of every month, this market is open with arts and crafts vendors on the courthouse lawn in downtown Bandera.

banderabusiness.com

Cowboys On Main

Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Downtown Bandera, Main Street

Enjoy free cowboy fun in downtown Bandera. Listen to a chuckwagon storyteller, hop on a saddle-broke Longhorn, or take a horse-drawn wagon tour of Bandera. Most Saturdays, the Bandera Cattle Company Gunfighters perform gun battle reenactments at "Rattlesnake Ridge" behind the Convention and Visitors Bureau.

banderabusiness.com

Medina

Love Creek Orchards Pumpkin Patch

Oct. 1-30

Love Creek Apple Orchard, 14024 SH 16 North

The pumpkin patch is open Saturday through Monday (closed Oct. 31). Admission includes pumpkin painting, an apple orchard tour, farm animals, games, a hayride, hay maze, storytelling, scarecrow building, and sing-alongs. Don’t forget to play an instrument in the Great Hill Country Symphony and enjoy tree ripened apples, an old-fashioned sweet cider press, and apple goodies.

lovecreekorchards.com

Pipe Creek

Pipe Creek Pumpkin Patch

Oct. 1-31

Pipe Creek Tree Farm, 805 Phil's Road

Open weekends, this event features a haystack, hop ball, scarecrow dressing, visiting with farm animals, a large sandbox, rubber duck races, pumpkin painting, photo ops, and strolling through 6,000 Christmas trees.

pipecreekpumpkinpatch.com

Brownwood

Stagecoache Market Days

Oct. 1-2, 15-16

Stagecoache Event Center, 400 Old Comanche Road

Take a walk through a 1850s rock livery, see the orginal hired-hands farmhouse, and enjoy a peaceful 20-acre property that was once a historic stagecoach stop. Each month, you can support local farmers, ranchers, and area artisans by shopping at a vintage-inspired market that features art, antiques, clothing, jewelry, home décor, canned food, jams, jellies, and furnishings. The market is located in Early. Bring a lawn chair and enjoy live music, dancing, and local food.

stagecoache.com

Kerrville

Kerr County 4-H Wild Game Dinner

Oct. 1

Kerr County Hill Country Youth Event Center, 3785 SH 27

Enjoy a feast of wild game, chicken, or catfish, and then bid in the auction and enter the raffle.

kerr.agrilife.org

Cedar Park

Shinedown in Concert

Oct. 2

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

Multi-platinum modern rock band Shinedown has announced their Planet Zero World Tour with special guests Jelly Roll and John Harvie. Over the last two decades, Shinedown have cemented their status as one of the most vital and forward-thinking powerhouses in modern rock. Their most ambitious and masterfully realized work to date, their seventh studio album "Planet Zero" firmly places the group in the pantheon of artists capable of moving the culture forward on the strength of their singular vision, uncompromising honesty, and fierce commitment to constant evolution.

hebcenter.com/events/detail/shinedown

Bandera

Cabrito and Barbecue Dinner

Oct. 2

Medina VFD Community Center, 13857 SH 16 North

Join the Medina Livestock and Wildlife Association for their annual fundraiser, which includes a raffle and silent auction, plus a meal with cabrito, brisket, sausage, and all the trimmings.

medinavfd.com

Brownwood

Bob Stuth-Wade Exhibit

Oct. 6-30

Brownwood Art Center, 215 Fisk Ave.

The Brownwood Art Center showcases work from Dublin, Texas artist Bob Stuth-Wade. Stuth-Wade is an American postwar and contemporary artist. He has been a multiple Best in Show recipient at the Brownwood Stars of Texas art exhibition.

brownwoodart.org

New Braunfels

Music and Wine Festival: Come and Taste It

Oct. 6, 13, 20, 27

The Grapevine, 1612 Hunter Road

Come and taste it for the United Way at this event that celebrates Texas Wine Month. Every Thursday in October, The Grapevine features complimentary tastings from up to three Texas wineries and a Texas craft brewery, live music, and prize giveaways. Proceeds from featured wine selections benefit United Way of Comal County all month long.

gruenemusicandwinefest.org

Kerrville

"Laugh Therapy: a Comedy Zone Experience"

Oct. 6

Arcadia Live Theater, 717 Water St.

This is the last show in a six-month comedy series on the first Thursday of every month at the Arcadia Live Theater. John Wessling and Patrick Eady bring the laughs to this installment.

thearcadialive.org

Austin

Austin City Limits Music Festival

Oct. 7-9, 14-16

Zilker Park , 2207 Lou Neff 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. Headliners this year include Red Hot Chili Peppers, Pink, the Chicks, SZA, Kacey Musgraves, and Lil Nas X.

aclfestival.com

Fredericksburg

First Friday Art Walk

Oct. 7

Various locations

Participating fine art galleries remain open until 8 p.m. so visitors have time to explore the various events and exhibits planned throughout the day and enjoy local refreshments. Just look for the galleries flying the Art Walk flag.

visitfredericksburgtx.com

Texas Mesquite Arts Festival

Oct. 7-9

Marktplatz, 100 block of West Main Street

This is the 28th year for the festival dedicated to the world's largest selection of original mesquite art. The event is a showcase for sculpture, furniture, wood turnings, architectural accents, gift items, ornaments, and other items.

texasmesquiteartfestivals.com

New Braunfels

Music and Wine Festival: Rockin’ with Texas Wine and Food

Oct. 7

Gruene Hall, 1281 Gruene Road

Benefiting the United Way of Comal County and presented by Gruene Hall and KNBT 92.1FM Radio New Braunfels, this annual event features a dinner catered by Gristmill River Restaurant, wine tasting, a private performance by a Gruene Hall favorite, and the Great Guitar Auction featuring guitars signed by some of the best artists to headline the historic stage.

gruenemusicandwinefest.org

Ingram

“The Legend of Sleepy Hollow”

Oct. 7-9, 14-16, 21-23

Hill Country Arts Foundation, 120 Point Theatre Road

In the dark, there’s something shadowy and intent on taking Ichabod’s life—the Headless Horseman. Poor Ichabod must outrun the galloping phantom. Does he? No one knows for sure because the schoolmaster is never seen again.

hcaf.com

Lampasas

Fall Fest

Oct. 8

Courtyard Square, 409 S. Pecan St.

Held next to the beautiful courthouse, patrons can shop for plants and garden art. Food vendors are on site.

Austin

Oktoberfest

Oct. 8

German Free School, 507 E. 10th St.

The German-Texan Heritage Society holds their annual festival featuring kid-friendly activities during the day along with live music and authentic German food.

germantexans.org

Fredericksburg

Monarch Celebration

Oct. 8

Wildseed Farms, 100 Legacy Drive

Celebrate the monarch butterfly migration at this "Tag and Release" program, with fun and educational activities for the whole family.

wildseedfarms.com

Stonewall

VFD Fall Fish Fry

Oct. 8

Stonewall Chamber of Commerce, 250 Peach St.

The 41st annual Stonewall Volunteer Fire Department fundraiser includes fried catfish with all the trimmings, prize drawings, and live entertainment.

Kerrville

Kerr County Market Days and Hill Country Swap Meet

Oct. 8

Kerr County Hill Country Youth Event Center, 3785 SH 27

Every month, Market Days features artists and crafters specializing in original handcrafted items. Hill Country Swap Meet is a monthly community garage sale/flea market.

kerrmarketdays.org

Ingram

Classic Nashville Live

Oct. 8

Cailloux Theater, 910 Main St.

Not just a concert, this is a full-stage production with authentic period sets, costumes, comedy, and all the stories behind the songs. Step back in time, when country music was king, with Jason Petty and Gail Bliss.

caillouxperformingarts.com

Kerrville

Hill Country Gun Show

Oct. 8-9

Hill Country Veterans Center, 411 Meadowview

The show offers new and used guns, knives, coins, cutting boards, ammunition, and other goods. The Hill Country Veterans Center is a 501(c)(3) organization. All proceeds go to help local veteran projects and assistance.

gunshowtrader.com

Boerne

Market Days

Oct. 8-9

Main Plaza, 100 N. Main St. 

On the second weekend of the month, this market offers hundreds of festive booths displaying 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

Bandera

Barrel Race

Oct. 9

Mansfield Park Rodeo Arena, Park Road

Come see barrel racing at Mansfield Park presented by Riding on Faith. Watch as the talented youth show you how it's done. The divisions are Open 4D and Youth 3D.

banderacowboycapital.com/location/mansfield-park-rodeo-arena

New Braunfels

Music and Wine Festival: Sunday Songwriter Shindig

Oct. 9

Gruene Hall, 1281 Gruene Road

As part of the 36th annual Gruene Food and Wine Festival enjoy an acoustic lineup of Texas’ best songwriters on the legendary Gruene Hall stage. Presented by KNBT and Gruene Hall, proceeds benefits the United Way of Comal County.

gruenemusicandwinefest.org

Cedar Park

Los Ángeles Azules In Concert

Oct. 13

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

The Los Ángeles Azules are a Mexican musical group that plays the "cumbia sonidera" genre, which is a "cumbia" subgenre using the accordion and synthesizers.

hebcenter.com/events/detail/los-angels-azules-2022

Burnet

Utopiafest Down in the Oaks

Oct. 14-15

Reveille Peak Ranch, 105 CR 114

What began as a gathering of music lovers on a ranch has evolved into a weekend of camping and live music featuring more than 35 bands. Festivalgoers enjoy a curated culinary experience, a wine grove, a Texas craft beer garden, workshops, art installations, and a kids' area.

utopiafest.com

Fredericksburg

Trade Days

Oct. 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

"The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance"

Oct. 14-16, 21-23

Steve W. Shepherd Theater, 1668 US 87 South

Fredericksburg Theater Company presents this production that takes audiences on a journey into the 1890 Wild West and the classic themes of good versus evil, law versus the gun, and one man versus Liberty Valance. It's a tale of love, hope, and revenge set against the vicious backdrop of a lawless society.

fredericksburgtheater.org

Boerne

Night Hikes for Adults

Oct. 14

Cibolo Center for Conservation, 140 City Park Road

Join naturalist Jasmine Torrez and explore the Cibolo Center for Conservation to discover various living organisms that call the Cibolo home.

cibolo.org/calendar

Llano

PBR Bull Riding

Oct. 15

John L. Kuykendall Event Center and Arena, 2200 W. RR 152

The bulls are back in town! See bull riders try and hold on to the backs of rowdy bulls for eight seconds.

llanopbr.com

Fredericksburg

Knights of Columbus Bestfest

Oct. 15

Marktplatz, 100 block of West Main Street

Not quite Oktoberfest but the Bestfest, with specialty beer and sausage tastings, live music and polka bands, prizes, games for kids, and proceeds benefiting local charities.

kcbestfest.com

Bandera

Riding on Faith Cowboy Capital Bull Bash

Oct. 15

Mansfield Park, 2886 SH 16 North

Cheer on the participants in pee wee, junior, senior, novice and open bull riding and mutton bustin' contests.

ridingonfaithrodeo.com

Riding on Faith Barrel Racing

Oct. 15

Mansfield Park, 2886 SH 16 North

See barrel racing presented by Riding on Faith at Mansfield Park. Watch as the talented youth show the adults how it's done.

ridingonfaithrodeo.com

Kerrville

Chalk Festival

Oct. 15-16

Peterson Plaza, Downtown Kerrville, Main Street

This annual street painting festival celebrates chalk art, with kids' chalk zones, free family activities, great food, and music.

kerrvillechalk.org

New Braunfels

Old Gruene Market Days

Oct. 15-16

Gruene Historic District

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

gruenemarketdays.com

Austin

The Black Keys in Concert

Oct. 17

Moody Center, 2001 Robert Dedman Drive

The Black Keys are bringing The Dropout Boogie Tour to Moody Center with special guests Band of Horses and The Velveteers. Formed in Akron, Ohio in 2001, The Black Keys have been called “rock royalty” by the Associated Press and “one of the best rock ‘n’ roll bands on the planet” by Uncut. Cutting their teeth playing small clubs, the band has gone on to sell out arena tours and released nine previous studio albums.

moodycenteratx.com/event/the-black-keys

Georgetown

October Month of the Arts Celebration

Oct. 20-22

Downtown Georgetown Cultural District, 817 S. Main St.

Georgetown celebrates October Month of the Arts over three days and begins with an Autumn Art Stroll on Thursday in the downtown Georgetown Cultural District and includes arts facilities and arts businesses across the entire district. There is a celebration of the Georgetown Main Street Program's 40th anniversary on Friday at Grace Heritage Center. The Month of the Arts culminates on Saturday for the inaugural South Main Arts Festival in the new South Main Arts District.

arts.georgetown.org/arts-and-culture-program-events

Bandera

Third Thursday Cowboy Camp with Lew Peterbaugh

Oct. 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/business/bandera-beverage-barn

Taylor

Williamson County Fair and Rodeo

Oct. 21-23

Williamson County Expo Center, 5350 Bill Picket Trail

It's rodeo time in Taylor and this three-day fair and rodeo consists of shopping vendors, great food and drinks, family fun, live music, rodeo performances, a carnival, and a wine and beer garden.

wilcoexpo.com

Austin

Formula 1 Aramco US Grand Prix

Oct. 21-21

Circuit of The Americas, 9201 Circuit of the Americas Blvd

The pinnacle of motorsports is returning to Texas for a three-day celebration of speed and sound. The Formula 1 U.S. Grand Prix provides an action-packed experience that fuses world-class racing with major championship implications. There's no shortage of star power as superstars hit the Super Stage with post-race performances each night.

circuitoftheamericas.com/f1

Gem Capers 2022

Oct. 21-23

Palmer Events Center, 900 Barton Springs Road

Hosted by 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

Kyle

Center Street Trick-or-Treat

Oct. 22

Mary Kyle Hartson City Square Park, 101 S. Burleson St.

Local businesses and organizations set up tents and tables at Mary Kyle Hartson City "Scare" Park to provide a fun and safe opportunity for trick-or-treating. All ghosts and goblins young and old are invited to come out to the Treat Trail for a fun afternoon of treats as well as a costume and pumpkin decorating contest. All participants must decorate their pumpkin on site. Paint and pumpkins are provided. A few vendors sell children's items, and food and drink vendors are also available.

cityofkyle.com/recreation/center-street-trick-or-treat-4

Johnson City

Market Days

Oct. 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

Cottonwood Shores

Legends of the Falls Hayride Theatre Event and Festival

Oct. 22-23

Cottonwood Shores Community Park, 4111 Cottonwood Drive

This one-of-a-kind theatrical event highlights the unique history of Cottonwood Shores, which has roots reaching back to the Texas Revolution as well as prehistoric Native American settlements. Participants embark on a hayride with an on-board tour guide who points out key historical sites in the city. The ride pauses at featured locations to hear from the "legends" who carved the paths for the current way of life in Texas Hill Country. In addition to the hayrides, there is a festival at the base site, along with demonstrations of historical tools, such as how to use the atlatl, flint knapping for arrowheads, and cannon fire used during the Texas Revolution.

Fredericksburg

Food and Wine Fest

Oct. 22

Various locations

Indulge at the 31st annual Fredericksburg Food and Wine Fest, a grand celebration of Texas food and wine with musical entertainment and fun plus several special events at different locations including Messina Hof Hill Country, Becker Vineyards, and the Marktplatz in downtown Fredericksburg.

fbgfoodandwinefest.com

Hill Country Indian Artifact Show

Oct. 22

Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park, 432 Lady Bird Drive

This show features a wide variety of some of the finest Native American artifacts from Texas and the United States including arrowheads, pottery, and beads.

visitfredericksburgtx.com

New Braunfels

Texas Clay Festival

Oct. 22-23

Gruene Historic District

Respected potters and sculptors from around Texas display and sell their wares, and demonstrate a variety of techniques. Hands-on activities are available for children.

texasclayfestival.com

Kerrville

Open Pro Rodeo

Oct. 22

Kerr County Hill Country Youth Event Center, 3785 SH 27

Rodeo events include bareback and saddle bronc riding, calf roping, team roping, ladies barrel racing, bull riding, calf scramble, and mutton busting for the kids.

lmrodeo.com

Kerrville Mountain Bike Fest

Oct. 22-23

Kerrville-Schreiner Park, 2385 Bandera Highway

The largest mountain bike festival in Texas appeals to families as well as a wide variety of outdoor adventure participants, with several events to choose from.

kerrvillemountainbikefestival.com

Haunted Ghoul Pool

Oct. 22-23

Kerrville Olympic Pool, 601 Olympic Drive

With family-friendly tours and scarier haunted tours, this event offers a night of goosebumps, spooks, and screams as Olympic Pool is transformed into a ghoulish haunted house.

kerrvilletx.gov

Austin

Austin Symphony Orchestra: Halloween Children's Concert

Oct. 23

Long Center, 701 W. Riverside Drive

This concert is a wonderful chance to introduce children to the wonders of live orchestral music and also a great opportunity to wear costumes and have tons of fun. The concert hall is decorated top to bottom to enhance children's concert experience. It’s creepy, crawly, and spooky!

my.austinsymphony.org/halloweenconcert

Bandera

Frontier Times Fourth Sunday Jamboree

Oct. 23

Frontier Times Museum, 510 13th St.

On the fourth Sunday of each month, the Frontier Times Museum hosts this family-friendly event that offers live music, storytelling, and other performances.

frontiertimesmuseum.org

Austin

Levitation

Oct. 27-30

Various locations

This independent festival has grown from a small word-of-mouth event to an internationally acclaimed, full-weekend event that attracts bands and attendees from all over the world.

levitation-austin.com

Austin Film Festival

Oct. 27-Nov. 3

Various locations

Recognized as one of the top film festivals in the country, this cinematic event shines the spotlight on both top-billed films and indies alike.

austinfilmfestival.com

Brownwood

Trick-or-Treat Trail

Oct. 27

Depot Plaza, 600 E. Depot St.

The 11th annual Trick-or-Treat Trail is a great place to take kids for games, treats, and food truck fare. There's a movie night following the fun.

visitbrownwood.com

Kerrville

Texas Fleece and Fiber Festival

Oct. 27-30

Kerr County Hill Country Youth Event Center, 3785 SH 27

Fiber artists, enthusiasts, and producers come together under one roof. Vendors from all over Texas and beyond offer their products and art over the course of three days. Teachers and speakers share information in classes from fiber arts to animal husbandry practices. There are also demonstrations, exhibits, and smaller events (Texas Make It with Wool, TAGRA Jackpot Show, and Texas Sheep Dog Association).

texasfleeceandfiber.com

Llano

Llano River Pumpkin Float

Oct. 29

Badu Park, 300 Legion Drive

Bring your carved pumpkins and enjoy the evening float and glow as you see lots of carved and lit pumpkins gliding across the Llano River. Witches, fairies, pirates, and mermaids are welcome, as costumes are encouraged.

llanochamber.org

Boerne

Black Rifle Block Party

Oct. 29

Black Rifle Coffee Co., 101 S. Main St.

At this family-friendly event, enjoy live music, a car show, and food and beverages from participating businesses.

ci.boerne.tx.us

Music in the Cave: Haunted Show

Oct. 29

Cave Without a Name Throne Room, 325 Kreutzberg Road

The Rahim Quazi Trio returns with an eerie evening in the Cave Throne Room just before Halloween. The cave is haunted with tales and songs including "Moonlight Sonata" (played in total darkness), the themes from "Young Frankenstein" and "A Nightmare Before Christmas," Danse Macabre, plus the haunting melodies from Rahim Quazi's album "Ghost Hunting."

cavewithoutaname.com

Taylor

Main Street Car Show

Oct. 30

Taylor Main Street, 1519 N. Main St.

Historic Main Street hosts classic to cutting-edge cars from near and far. Feast your eyes on approximately 500 cars. Enjoy art exhibits, food, music, and shopping.

ci.taylor.tx.us

Kerrville

Family Fright Night

Oct. 31

Louise Hays Park, 202 Thompson Drive

The Parks and Recreation Department invites all ghosts, goblins, and creatures of the night to join in for an evening of safe and traditional family fun at the park. Activities include trick or treating, games, and a costume contest.

kerrvilletx.gov

Austin

"Chicago"

Nov. 1-6

Bass Concert Hall, 2350 Robert Dedman Drive

After 25 years, "Chicago" is still the one musical with everything that makes Broadway shimmy-shake: a universal tale of fame, fortune, and all that jazz, with one show-stopping song after another. The musical has received six Tony Awards, two Olivier Awards, a Grammy, and thousands of standing ovations.

broadwayinaustin.com

Carrie Underwood in Concert

Nov. 2

Moody Center, 2001 Robert Dedman Drive

From "American Idol" to American country music star, Carrie Underwood has created a highly successful career and remains a fixture in pop country music.

countrystars.live/concerts/carrie-underwood-tickets/austin-tx

Brownwood

Photography Exhibit

Nov. 3-24

Brownwood Art Center, 215 Fisk Ave.

The Brownwood Art Association features its photography group and showcases their impressive work.

brownwoodart.org

Austin

Garage and Estate Sale

Nov. 4-6

Palmer Events Center, 900 Barton Springs Road

Tens of thousands of items are up for sale at bargain prices. Shop from jewelry, tools, vintage collectibles, and children’s clothing plus loads more. All proceeds go to support The Settlement Home for Children (The Home), which serves individuals who have experienced severe emotional trauma, abuse, and neglect.

settlementhome.org/garage-sale

Lampasas

Hunter's Welcome

Nov. 4

Lampasas H-E-B , 705 S. Key Ave.

The Lampasas County Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center ushers in the hunting season by welcoming area hunters to the Lampasas community. Come to the H-E-B parking lot to get a barbecue sack lunch (Texas-sized barbecue sandwich with all the fixings, chips, cookie, and drink) for $8.00. The first 250 people in line get a goodie bag.

lampasaschamber.org

New Braunfels

Wurstfest

Nov. 4-13

Wurstfest, 120 Landa St.

During the 10-day festival, find a variety of entertainment, food, and fun while celebrating German culture. Enjoy carnival rides, games, German and Texan beers, special events, and the finest Bavarian-style entertainment.

wurstfest.com

Fredericksburg

First Friday Art Walk

Nov. 4

Various locations

Participating fine art galleries remain open until 8 p.m. so visitors have time to explore the various events and exhibits planned throughout the day and enjoy local refreshments. Just look for the galleries flying the Art Walk flag.

visitfredericksburgtx.com

Bandera

BuckFest Gala

Nov. 4

Mansfield Park Show Barn, 2886 SH 16 North

Bandera County Chamber of Commerce's annual BuckFest Gala features a social hour, dinner and dance, live and silent auctions, and a raffle.

banderatex.com

Boerne

Night Hikes for Adults

Nov. 4

Cibolo Center for Conservation, 140 City Park Road

Join naturalist Jasmine Torrez and explore the Cibolo Center for Conservation to discover various living organisms that call the Cibolo home.

cibolo.org/calendar

Master Artwork Show

Nov. 4-6

The Bevy Hotel, 101 Herff Road

This intimate and unique art experience features artists and interior designers who are available for discussions and consultations. Accomplished artists show 2-D art, sculptures, wearable art, glass, and more on display in the large and open space.  

ci.boerne.tx.us

Austin

Austin Celtic Festival

Nov. 5-6

Pioneer Farms, Pioneer Farms Drive

The largest gathering of Celts in Central Texas returns for its annual Celtic Festival. Internationally acclaimed as one of the few remaining festivals that celebrate the authentic music honed by the Celtic people, the Austin Celtic Festival goes beyond gimmicks to highlight traditions and achievements in a way that reminds audiences of the extraordinary craftsmanship and study that made places like Ireland and Scotland leaders in folk music and dance.

austincelticfestival.com

Round Rock

Fossil Fest

Nov. 5-6

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

Bring the kids to the 29th 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

Texas Book Festival

Nov. 5-6

Various locations

The 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, children's activities, and fun literary-related happenings like the annual Lit Crawl. This year's event takes place at Symphony Square and Austin Central Library.

texasbookfestival.org

Bulverde

Saturday Night Rodeo

Nov. 5, 12, 19, 26

Tejas Rodeo Company, 401 Obst Road

The family-friendly rodeo and live music series takes place each Saturday through the last weekend in November. After the rodeo, guests can enjoy live music and dancing. Beer, wine, cocktails, and soft drinks are served throughout the rodeo grounds, as well as delicious Texas barbecue, tacos, steak, burgers, and other foods.

tejasrodeo.com

Harper

VFD Opening Day of Hunting Season Fish Fry

Nov. 5

Harper Fire Station, 84 N. Ranch Road 783

The annual catfish dinner is a fundraiser held on the opening day of hunting season to benefit the Harper Volunteer Fire Department and Emergency Medical Services.

harpervfd-ems.com

Bandera

Market Days

Nov. 5

Bandera County Courthouse Lawn, 500 Main St.

The first Saturday of every month, this market is open with arts and crafts vendors on the courthouse lawn in downtown Bandera.

banderabusiness.com

Cowboys On Main

Nov. 5, 12, 19, 26

Downtown Bandera, Main Street

Enjoy free cowboy fun in downtown Bandera. Listen to a chuckwagon storyteller, hop on a saddle-broke Longhorn, or take a horse-drawn wagon tour of Bandera. Most Saturdays, the Bandera Cattle Company Gunfighters perform gun battle reenactments at "Rattlesnake Ridge" behind the Convention and Visitors Bureau.

banderabusiness.com

Medina

Medina VFD Hunters Game Dinner

Nov. 5

The Farm Country Club, 475 Pue Road

Medina Volunteer Fire Department hosts its annual Hunters Game Dinner, a fundraiser with dinner and a dance.

medinavfd.com

Kerrville

Kerr County Market Days and Hill Country Swap Meet

Nov. 5

Kerr County Hill Country Youth Event Center, 3785 SH 27

Every month, Market Days features artists and crafters specializing in original handcrafted items. Hill Country Swap Meet is a monthly community garage sale/flea market.

kerrmarketdays.org

Holiday Magic Handmade Crafts Sale

Nov. 5

Elk's Lodge, 1907 Junction Highway

Holiday decorations, handmade crafts, gifts, boutique items, jewelry, a bake sale, and a light lunch are available at this event, with proceeds supporting local charities.

facebook.com/craftingforgood

Boerne

Fall Diva Night

Nov. 10

Hill Country Mile, Main Street

The best girls' night out on the Mile is back. Fall Diva Night bursts with late shopping hours, cocktails, delicious bites, music, and other fun. Come out and support local businesses with a night of fun shopping.

ci.boerne.tx.us

Ingram

ArtMart Christmas Gift Showcase

Nov. 11-Dec. 17

Hill Country Arts Foundation, 120 Point Theatre Road

This annual holiday shopping showcase features handmade crafts by area artists.

hcaf.com

Austin

Powwow

Nov. 12

Travis County Expo Center, 7311 Decker Lane

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

austinpowwow.net

Fredericksburg

Disney's "High School Musical JR"

Nov. 12-13

Steve W. Shepherd Theater, 1668 US 87 South

Fredericksburg Theater Company presents a junior stage version of Disney's smash-hit musical. A "brainiac" girl and "jock" boy cause an upheaval when they decide to audition for the high school musical. Together, their alliance might just open the door for other students to shine as well.

fredericksburgtheater.org

Bandera

Veterans Parade and Honors

Nov. 12

Various locations

The American Legion 157 Post organizes this 20th annual celebration that includes displays, information booths, a special program honoring Vietnam War-era veterans, a parade on Main Street, and a veterans and spouses barbecue.

al157tx.org

Kerrville

Texas Gun and Knife Show

Nov. 12-13

Kerr County Hill Country Youth Event Center, 3785 SH 27

Vendors sell new and used guns, knives, ammunition, coins, jewelry, camping gear, and outdoor accessories.

texasgunandknifeshows.com

Open Car Show and Parade

Nov. 12

Kerrville VA Hospital, 3600 Memorial Highway

The open car show and parade includes live entertainment, food, fun, and great comradery; benefits the patients at the Kerrville VA Hospital; and 100% of proceeds benefit VA patients.

everycarshow.com

Boerne

Market Days

Nov. 12-13

Main Plaza, 100 N. Main St. 

On the second weekend of the month, this market offers hundreds of festive booths displaying 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

New Braunfels

Holidays in Gruene: Sip-N-Shop

Nov. 15

Gruene Historic District

Stroll through Gruene Historic District enjoying complimentary beverages and special offers at the many participating shops. This event is also the official "Kringle Cash" kickoff, available at select retailers. Stroll as long as you can, then rest your feet at Gruene Hall with free live music.

holidaysingruene.com

Austin

A Christmas Affair

Nov. 16-20

Palmer Event Center, 900 Barton Springs Road

More than 200 retail merchants are on site for holiday shopping. Over the five-day period, more than 25,000 people come through to shop for everyone on their lists.

jlaustin.org/a-christmas-affair

Bandera

Third Thursday Cowboy Camp with Lew Peterbaugh

Nov. 17

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/business/bandera-beverage-barn

New Braunfels

Weihnachtsmarkt

Nov. 18-20

New Braunfels Convention and Visitor's Center, 375 S. Castell Ave.

Weihnachtsmarkt (Vy-noks-markt) is a German-style Christmas Market with a Texas twist. Held the weekend before Thanksgiving, this New Braunfels tradition offers the charm of the open-air Christmas markets of Germany, except indoors. Enjoy gemutlichkeit (good cheer) and three days of shopping for authentic German ornaments, unique Christmas decorations, specialty items, apparel, and fabulous gifts from a wide array of retail merchants and artisans.

newbraunfelsweihnachtsmarkt.com

Marble Falls

Walkway of Lights

Nov. 18, 2022-Jan. 1, 2023

Lakeside Park, 305 Buena Vista Drive

This is one of the biggest holiday events in the Highland Lakes each year. Two million lights on more than 130 sculptures illuminate Lakeside Park beginning each year in November. On weekends and holidays, including Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve, children can visit with Santa and his elves. There is no charge, but donations are accepted.

visitmarblefalls.org/christmas-season

Fredericksburg

Trade Days

Nov. 18-20

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

Ingram

"A Christmas Carol"

Nov. 18-20, 25-27; Dec. 2-4, 9-11

Hill Country Arts Foundation, 120 Point Theatre Road

"A Christmas Carol" recounts the story of Ebenezer Scrooge, an elderly miser who is visited by the ghost of his former business partner Jacob Marley and the spirits of Christmas Past, Present and Yet to Come. After their visits, Scrooge is transformed into a kinder, gentler man.

hcaf.com

Austin

Blue Genie Art Bazaar

Nov. 18-Dec. 24

Blue Genie Art Bazaar, 6100 Airport Blvd.

The Blue Genie Art Bazaar is a fixture of the Austin holiday season. With in-person and virtual shopping alternatives, shoppers can browse thousands of original works ranging from serious art to fun and kitschy items. It's a great way to buy hassle-free holiday gifts and support local artists.

bluegenieartbazaar.com

Fredericksburg

Historic Home Tour and Holiday Market

Nov. 19

Pioneer Museum, 325 W. Main St.

The Gillespie County Historical Society offers tours of historic homes in and around Fredericksburg as well as a holiday market that's decorated in its holiday finest.

pioneermuseum.org

New Braunfels

Holidays in Gruene: Old Gruene Market Days and Photos with Cowboy Kringle

Nov. 19-20

Gruene Historic District

Nearly 100 vendors offer uniquely crafted items and packaged Texas foods. Reserve a spot in advance to create a lasting Christmas memory with Cowboy Kringle, Gruene's own brand of Santa.

holidaysingruene.com

Kerrville

Holiday Lighted Parade and Christmas Tree and Tranquility Lighting Ceremonies

Nov. 19

Kerr County Courthouse, 700 Main St.

Officially welcome the holiday season, and most importantly the arrival of Santa Clause riding in on his signature fire truck, at this holiday event. Grab your hot cocoa and join others for this annual downtown community tradition.

kerrvilletx.gov

New Braunfels

Holidays in Gruene: Photos with Cowboy Kringle

Nov. 19-20, 25-27; Dec. 3-4, 10-11, 16-18

Gruene Historic District, 1612 Hunter Road

Create a lasting Christmas memory by taking photos with Cowboy Kringle, Gruene's own brand of Santa. Reserve a spot in advance for photo packages, Christmas cards, and other special order items. Get a spot before they fill up.

holidaysingruene.com

Holidays in Gruene: Turkey Trot and Kids' Turkey Chase

Nov. 24

Gruene Historic District

Start your Thanksgiving day with the 14th annual 5K run/walk through Gruene Historic District. Kids under 12 years old have a blast chasing a turkey mascot for a quarter mile. Races begin and end in front of Gruene Hall and benefit local charities, including the Comal County Sheriff's Green Santa Program and the New Braunfels Police Department Blue Santa Program.

holidaysingruene.com

Johnson City

Market Days at Lights Spectacular

Nov. 25-26

Courthouse Square

Held the fourth weekend of the month, this open-air market features vendors and artisans selling handmade or locally produced products for the Christmas holiday season.

johnsoncitytexas.info

Llano

Starry Starry Nights Lighted Christmas Park

Nov. 25-Dec. 31

Badu Park, 300 W. Legion Drive

Sip hot chocolate and stroll along the Llano River enjoying all of the displays that light up Badu Park. It's a great place to celebrate the season with family and friends.

llanostarrystarrynights.com

Fredericksburg

The Peddler Holiday Show

Nov. 25-27

Gillespie County Fairgrounds and Exhibition Hall, 530 Fair Drive

Celebrating over 40 years as Texas' favorite arts and crafts show, the Peddler Holiday Show always arrives at the perfect time for holiday shopping.

peddlershow.com

Trade Days Holiday Encore

Nov. 25-27

Fredericksburg Trade Days, 355 Sunday Farms Lane

Shop twice in November at this encore Trade Days, with over 350 vendors in seven barns, acres of antiques, a biergarten, and live music.

fbgtradedays.com

Eisbahn Outdoor Ice Skating

Nov. 25-Jan. 2

Marktplatz, 100 block of West Main Street

This annual seasonal outdoor ice skating rink benefits the Heritage School, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, and the Boys and Girls Club of Fredericksburg.

heritageschool.org/eisbahn

New Braunfels

Holidays in Gruene: Photos with Cowboy Kringle

Nov. 25-27

Gruene Historic District

Reserve a spot in advance to create a lasting Christmas memory with Cowboy Kringle, Gruene's own brand of Santa.

holidaysingruene.com

Boerne

Dickens on Main

Nov. 25-26

Hill Country Mile, 100 N. Main St. 

Boerne’s historic Hill Country Mile transforms into a vintage Christmas experience, with nonstop entertainment in various holiday villages set up throughout the venue. The celebration’s main attractions include live music and performances, visits with Santa Claus, ice sculpting, children’s take-home crafts, snow along Main Street, roving musicians, carolers, and other revelers.

adickenscelebration.com

Johnson City

Lights Spectacular Hill Country Style

Nov. 25-Jan. 2

Courthouse Square, One block off Main Street

The twinkliest town in the Hill Country celebrates its 33rd annual Lights Spectacular. See Johnson City as it transforms itself from a slow-paced, presidential hometown nestled on the banks of the Pedernales River into a bright beacon of light welcoming visitors with good old-fashioned Christmas cheer.

lightsspectacular.com

Austin

City-Wide Vintage Sale

Nov. 26-27

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: Sounds of the Season

Nov. 26

Cave Without a Name Throne Room, 325 Kreutzberg Road

Enjoy Tinsel, an a cappella quartet, for sounds of the Christmas season with contemporary classics and beloved carols. Described as sleek, sophisticated, and distinctive, Tinsel has a roster of professional singers who are Grammy winners and classically trained vocalists. They entertain audiences with classical and contemporary original arrangements of holiday favorites.

cavewithoutaname.com

Bandera

Frontier Times Fourth Sunday Jamboree

Nov. 27

Frontier Times Museum, 510 13th St.

On the fourth Sunday of each month, the Frontier Times Museum hosts this family-friendly event that offers live music, storytelling, and other performances.

frontiertimesmuseum.org

Fredericksburg

A Christmas Wine Affair

Nov. 28-Dec. 23

Various locations

Savor all that Texas Wine Country has to offer this holiday season by sipping and sampling award-winning wines at participating Texas Hill Country wineries.

texaswinetrail.com

Sonora

Downtown Christmas

Nov. 30

Main Street

A twinkling, lighted parade strolls down Main Street with a live nativity scene to ring in the Christmas season.

sonoratexas.org

San Marcos

Sights and Sounds of Christmas

Dec. 1-3, 8-10

San Marcos Plaza Park , 206 N. CM Allen Parkway

San Marcos turns into a winter wonderland with the Sights and Sounds of Christmas. Journey through time to the town of Bethlehem where costumed actors and live animals set the atmosphere. Enjoy local children caroling, holiday concerts, and a special visit from Santa every night when he arrives in an unsuspecting way. Make furry friends at the petting zoo, ice skate, watch snow falling in Central Texas, get a thrill on carnival rides, and indulge in holiday food.

sights-n-sounds.org

Austin

Driskill Grand Lobby Tree Lighting

Dec. 1

The Driskill, 604 Brazos St.

Gather at The Driskill hotel and watch as the Grand Lobby tree is lit, accompanied by holiday music and caroling. The historic Driskill hosts holiday events throughout the season, including Victorian holiday teas.

driskillhotel.com/driskill-experiences/driskill-holidays

Boerne

Old West Christmas Light Fest

Dec. 1-4, 8-11, 15-24

Enchanted Springs Ranch, 242 SH 46

This fest delights attendees with holiday flavors and favorite traditions. Stroll through more than 2 million twinkling lights in an authentic Old West town, then enjoy live music, snacks, and drinks. Shop at the local artisan handmade market and visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Snap photos at the digital photo booth, meet animals at the petting zoo, or let the kids run free on an inflatable jumping pad.

christmaslightfest.com

Ingram

Art Mart Christmas Gift Showcase

Dec. 1-17

Hill Country Arts Foundation, 120 Point Theatre Road

This annual holiday shopping showcase features handmade crafts by area artists.

hcaf.com

Kerrville

Texas Furniture Makers' Show

Dec. 1-23

Kerr Arts and Cultural Center, 228 Earl Garrett St.

Open Tuesday through Saturday, this annual statewide competition showcases some of the finest custom furniture makers in Texas.

kacckerrville.com

Austin

"The Watchmaker's Song"

Dec. 2-18

Neil-Cochran House Museum, 2310 San Gabriel St.

Ventana Ballet and Red Nightfall Productions present "The Watchmaker's Song," an immersive retelling of "The Nutcracker." An Austin holiday favorite, this jazzy and interactive re-imagination of the classic story is performed at the historic Neill-Cochran House Museum and serves to nurture and grow the vibrant culture of Austin, giving artists of all backgrounds and cultural traditions a platform to share their craft.

ventanaballet.com

Cottonwood Shores

"A Tuna Christmas"

Dec. 2-18

Hill Country Community Theatre, 4003 W. FM 2147

It’s Christmas in the third-smallest town in Texas. Radio station OKKK news personalities Thurston Wheelis and Arles Struvie report on various Yuletide activities, including the hot competition in the annual lawn-display contest, won 14 times in a row by Vera Carp. A mysterious "Christmas Phantom," known for vandalizing the yard displays, threatens to throw the contest into turmoil. In other news, voracious Joe Bob Lipsey’s production of "A Christmas Carol" is jeopardized by unpaid electric bills.

thehcct.org/a-tuna-christmas

Boerne

Stocking Stroll

Dec. 2-3

Hill Country Mile, Dowtown Main Street

With your event bag and ticket in hand, stroll the Hill Country Mile to collect treasures at participating shops. You'll have two days to make the rounds. While you're strolling, be sure to see what each store offers: You may be able to knock some gifts off your shopping list.

facebook.com/hillcountrymile

Bandera

Cowboy Evening Shoppers Stroll

Dec. 2

Various locations

Bandera's Main Street and neighboring shops on 11th and surrounding streets stay open late on Friday. Before shopping, enjoy the holiday lights at the courthouse. Local singers may also perform at the courthouse.

banderatex.com

Ingram

"A Christmas Carol"

Dec. 2-4, 9-11

Hill Country Arts Foundation, 120 Point Theatre Road

"A Christmas Carol" recounts the story of Ebenezer Scrooge, an elderly miser who is visited by the ghost of his former business partner Jacob Marley and the spirits of Christmas Past, Present and Yet to Come. After their visits, Scrooge is transformed into a kinder, gentler man.

hcaf.com

Kerrville

"A Sanders Family Christmas"

Dec. 2-4, 9-11, 16-18

Cailloux Theater, 910 Main St.

Playhouse 2000 presents the final show in its 2022 season, the holiday musical "A Sanders Family Christmas." It’s Christmas time 1941 in Mount Pleasant, North Carolina (home of the pickle factory), and Dennis Sanders is making his last appearance with the singing Sanders Family before heading off to join the war effort. The family shares the news with their Mount Pleasant Baptist Church friends while celebrating the season the only way they know how—with amazing music.

caillouxperformingarts.com

Fredericksburg

First Friday Art Walk Fredericksburg

Dec. 2

Various locations

Tour fine art galleries offering special exhibits, demonstrations, refreshments, and extended viewing hours the first Friday of every month.

firstfridayartwalkfbg.com

Light the Night Christmas Parade and After Glow

Dec. 2

Main Street

Sponsored by the Fredericksburg Chamber of Commerce, this event lets you see Fredericksburg's historic Main Street awash in the glow of an illuminated holiday night parade. 

lightthenightchristmasparade.com

Austin

SantaCon

Dec. 3

Rainey Street

Don your Santa suit or finest holiday attire and join hundreds of participants for drink specials and networking at select venues along Rainey Street. SantaCon combines fun, friends, and fundraising for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Texas. All funds raised support the organization's work to provide caring, adult mentors for children who need them. Ages 21 and up only.

bigmentoring.org/santacon

Camp Wood

Old Settlers Reunion and Christmas in the Nueces Canyon

Dec. 3

Lindbergh Park and Downtown Camp Wood, State Highway 55 at Fifth and Sixth Streets

The Christmas season in Camp Wood starts off with a parade down Nueces Street through downtown Camp Wood, followed by more events in Lindbergh Park, including the king and queen coronation, live entertainment, annual pie and salsa contests, and decades-old washers and horseshoes tournament. Vendors are selling artworks, crafts, woodwork, leatherwork, jewelry, candles, paintings, hats, baked goods, stonework, taxidermy, new clothing, and handbags. Food vendors have all of the most delicious festival food delights. Downtown businesses are decorated for Christmas, and in the evening, stores open with homemade cookie and candy treats. While shopping in stores, register for door prize giveaways. Special guest Santa Claus hears wishes from all the children at the Corner Store Cafe.

nuecescanyonchamber.org

Austin

German-Texan Heritage Society Christmas Market

Dec. 3

German Texans Heritage Society, 507 E. 10th St.

The German-Texan Heritage Society's annual market offers shoppers handmade and imported crafts, decorations, and ornaments. Browse the market, listen to traditional German Christmas music, and take home Christmas stollen made by the New World Bakery and German cookies from Silke's German Gourmet Cookies.

germantexans.org/christmas-market

"The Nutcracker"

Dec. 3-23

The Long Center, 701 W. Riverside Drive

From the scrumptious sets and costumes to the colorful characters you adore, Ballet Austin’s annual production of "The Nutcracker" is Austin’s favorite holiday tradition. Hundreds of dancers perform Stephen Mills’ enchanting choreography to Pyotr Tchaikovsky’s magical score with live accompaniment from Austin Symphony Orchestra.

balletaustin.org/performances/thenutcracker

Llano

Dickens of a Christmas Festival

Dec. 3-4

Llano Courthouse Square, 801 Ford St.

Step back in time to the days of Charles Dickens and see downtown Llano transform into a 19th-century jewel. A variety of musicians and Dickens characters fill the streets. Expect to see and interact with Ebenezer Scrooge, Tiny Tim, and the rest of the Cratchit family from "A Christmas Carol." Have breakfast with Santa, decorate Christmas cookies, make a Christmas craft, try your skill at games, take a carriage ride around town, and shop the variety of arts and crafts vendors.

facebook.com/llanos-a-dickens-of-a-christmas-109967451767977

Marble Falls

Christmas Market Day on Main

Dec. 3

Downtown Marble Falls, Main Street

Shop authentic wares including handcrafted leather goods and beautifully carved art. Around 70 makers and creators are on site, and food vendors are available.

marketdayonmain.com

New Braunfels

Holidays in Gruene: Pony Express Ride

Dec. 3

Gruene Historic District, 1613 Hunter Road

Gruene Historic District receives a Pony Express rider from the Heritage Trail Ride Association of New Braunfels in the morning. Relay riders carry a Christmas greeting from the governor of Texas. A temporary post office set up next to Gruene Outfitters cancels stamps for mailing. Bring your Christmas cards to have them canceled with the commemorative stamp representing Gruene.

holidaysingruene.com

Holidays in Gruene: Bah Humbug

Dec. 3

The Grapevine, 1612 Hunter Road

It’s Charles Dickens’ "A Christmas Carol" with a twist—one actor plays all the roles in this tale of hope and compassion. Award-winning stage actor Damian Gillen transforms into the beloved characters, from Scrooge to Tiny Tim, in this imaginative re-telling of the holiday classic, complete with costume changes, special effects, and traditional Celtic Christmas tunes.

holidaysingruene.com

Holidays in Gruene: Town Lighting

Dec. 3

Gruene Historic District, 1601 Hunter Road

Gruene closes out the many festivities of the day with a brass band street performance followed by the annual town lighting when Cowboy Kringle rides into town on horseback and hands out candy canes to the kids.

holidaysingruene.com

Holidays in Gruene: Christmas Market Days

Dec. 3-4

Gruene Historic District, 1724 Hunter Road

Find nearly 100 vendors offering Christmas gifts, uniquely crafted items, packaged Texas foods, and other goods perfect for everyone on your holiday shopping list.

gruenemarketdays.com

Boerne

Weihnachts Parade

Dec. 3

Downtown Main Street

This beloved Christmas tradition dates back more than 30 years. Always on the first Saturday of December, the parade is held at night along historic Main Street. Up to 100 floats, bands, and other entries are lit up in the holiday cheer as they make their way from the fire station to the parade's end at River Road. Grab a chair and some blankets and pick your space to take it all in.

ci.boerne.tx.us/564/weihnachts-parade

Oma's Christmas Craft Fair

Dec. 3-4

Kendall County Fair Grounds, 1307 River Road

The annual event, a part of the Kendall County Fair Association for over 35 years, cherishes the workmanship of artisans who still have a love for handcrafted items. Featured craftsmen are skilled in time-tested American folk art techniques. They carve, weave, string, paint, sew, cook, draw, and create beautiful items all year long.

kcfa.org/events/omas-christmas-fair

Bandera

Bandera Market Day

Dec. 3

County Courthouse Lawn, 500 Main St.

Once a month (except in January and February), the Bandera Business Association hosts an arts and crafts market along Main Street. Artists and craftsmen present original works while farmers sell produce, canned goods, and baked goods.

banderabusiness.com/2022-market-days

Cowboys On Main

Dec. 3-Feb. 25

Main Street

Every Saturday, see free cowboy fun in downtown Bandera. Activities can include chuckwagon storyteller, hopping on a saddle-broke Longhorn, or a horse-drawn wagon tour of Bandera. Most Saturdays the Bandera Cattle Company perform gunfights at Rattlesnake Ridge located behind the Visitors Center.

banderabusiness.com

Christmas Parade

Dec. 3

Main Street

Line up on Main Street to see Santa and Mrs. Claus and other holiday revelers. Enjoy the fun and activities in town. The Cowboy Capital Parade heads north on Main Street.

banderatex.com

Barrel Racing

Dec. 3

Mansfiled Park Rodeo Arena, 2886 SH 16 N.

Witness exciting barrel racing presented by Riding on Faith. Watch as the talented youth show the adults how it's done.

ridingonfaithrodeo.com

Horse Drawn Wagon Rides with Santa

Dec. 3, 10, 17

Wagon Rides of Bandera are giving evening carriage rides with Santa around the Bandera County Courthouse on Main Street.

facebook.com/wagonridesofbandera

Kerrville

Kerr County Market Days and Hill Country Swap Meet

Dec. 3

Kerr County Hill Country Youth Event Center, 3785 SH 27

Enjoy two shopping events at one facility. On the first Saturday of the month (except January and February), Market Days features artists and crafters who bring their own original handcrafted items, while the Hill Country Swap Meet is a community garage sale and flea market.

kerrmarketdays.org

Hill Country Gun Show

Dec. 3-4

Hill Country Veterans Center, 411 Meadowview

Find vendors selling new and used guns, knives, coins, cutting boards, ammunition, and other items for hunters and collectors. Proceeds go to local area veterans.

gunshowtrader.com

Running Home for the Holidays 5K

Dec. 3

Louise Hays Park, 202 Thompson Drive

Join the Kerrville Parks and Recreation Department for its annual holiday 5K. Get the family together and dress up as Santa, elves, "Whoville" residents, or other Christmas characters for an enjoyable way to celebrate the season.

kerrvilletx.gov

Fredericksburg

A Ranger Christmas

Dec. 3

Texas Rangers Heritage Center, 1618 E. Main St.

Come visit with Santa at the Texas Rangers Heritage Center. Enjoy crafts, cookies, cocoa, wagon rides, and other holiday festivities.

trhc.org

Kinderfest

Dec. 3

Pioneer Museum, 325 W. Main St.

Children ages 10 and under are invited to bring a stocking to hang on the fireplace. While the children aren't looking, Santa and his elves work to fill the stockings according to German tradition.

pioneermuseum.org

Kerrville

Hill Country Youth Orchestras Winter Concert

Dec. 4

Cailloux Theater, 910 Main St.

Hill Country Youth Orchestras' mission is to “bring the joy of the orchestra experience to the youth of the Texas Hill Country” with the vision to nurture, encourage and assist young musicians by sharing the love and joy of music through quality instruction, concert performances, and community service. See the talented youth perform at the organization's annual winter concert.

caillouxperformingarts.com

Austin

"Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical"

Dec. 6-11

Bass Concert Hall, 2350 Robert Dedman Drive

The record-setting Broadway holiday show features the songs “You’re A Mean One, Mr. Grinch” and “Welcome Christmas” from the original animated special. Max the Dog narrates while the mean and scheming Grinch, whose heart is “two sizes too small,” decides to steal Christmas away from the holiday- loving Whos. Sets and costumes inspired by Dr. Seuss’ original illustrations help transport audiences to the whimsical world of Whoville and remind everyone of the true meaning of the holiday season.

austin.broadway.com

Boerne

A Walk in Bethlehem

Dec. 6-7

St. Helena's Episcopal Church, 410 N. Main St.

Take a step back in time to the small quiet town of Bethlehem on the eve of Jesus Christ's birth. Wander through the town, pet a camel, meet the town's citizens, and don't be surprised if you see the holy family walk by.

sthelenas.net

Fredericksburg

The Christmas Journey

Dec. 9-10

Bethany Lutheran Church, 110 W. Austin St.

This drive-through presentation of the Christmas story depicts various scenes with live animals and actors, closely replicated backgrounds, special lighting and effects, and Christmas music filling the night air.

bethanyfredericksburg.com

"Miracle on 34th Street"

Dec. 9-11, 16-18

Steve W. Shepherd Theater, 1668 US 87 South

Fredericksburg Theater Company presents the heartwarming holiday classic retold in the tradition of a live 1940s-era radio broadcast, staged with live Foley effects and a score of holiday carols. 

fredericksburgtheater.org

Austin

City-Wide Vintage Sale

Dec. 10-11

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

Llano

Snow Day

Dec. 10

Badu Park, 300 W. Legion Drive

Badu Park is transformed into a winter wonderland of white and fluffy fun as 35,000 pounds of ice is brought to the park and made into a giant sledding hill. Wristbands are required and sleds are provided.

llanostarrystarrynights.com

San Marcos

Art Squared Arts Market

Dec. 10

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

Spicewood

Spicewood Vineyards Half Marathon, 10K, and 5K

Dec. 10

Spicewood Vineyards, 1419 CR 409

Partake in a holiday fitness tradition for adventurous runners and walkers. The Spicewood Vineyards Half Marathon, 10K, and 5K takes you past rolling vineyards and along country roads, then rewards you with a souvenir wine glass, post-race wine tasting and meal, all at a beautiful, award-winning winery in the Texas Hill Country. All finishers get medals. Dress up for a chance to win wine awards in the holiday costume contest.

runintexas.com/spicewood

Austin

"Medieval X Modern"

Dec. 10-March 19, 2023

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

Along with representative medieval objects, "Medieval X Modern" presents the work of modern artists from Europe and the Americas who created prints, drawings, paintings, illustrated books, sculptures, and decorative objects informed by the spectacular craftsmanship and compelling historical figures of the Middle Ages.

blantonmuseum.org

San Saba

Sip N' Stroll and Lighted Christmas Parade

Dec. 10

San Saba Chamber of Commerce, 113 S. High St.

The ninth annual Sip N’ Stroll wine tasting event includes the lighted Christmas parade and wine tastings from local wineries plus beer from local breweries.

sansabachamber.com

Burnet

Christmas on the Square

Dec. 10

Burnet Town Square , 220 S. Pierce St.

Snow kicks off a grand day of events for Christmas on the Square. A truck dumps 40,000 pounds of snow for children of all ages to play in with a snow slide and two snow play areas. There are plenty of artisan vendors and food booths. There's also a 5K and kids' fun run, a bicycle giveaway for kids, and visits with Santa and the Grinch. Don't miss the parade. Parking is free.

burnetchamber.org/event/christmas-on-the-square-2

New Braunfels

Holidays in Gruene: Jingle Bell Run and Walk

Dec. 10

Gruene Historic District, 1281 Gruene Road

Registration for the 30th annual run/walk begins early. This 5K run/walk and Kids' K event benefits St. Jude's Ranch for Children. Awards are given to the top male and female finishers, the top male and female masters, the top three finishers in each age group, and the top three wheelchair athletes.

athleteguild.com

Boerne

Boerne Market Days

Dec. 10-11, Jan. 14-15, Feb. 11-12

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

Music in the Cave: An Evening with Slaid Cleaves

Dec. 10

Cave Without a Name Throne Room, 325 Kreutzberg Road

Slaid Cleaves writes songs about people who live an unglamorous reality, working dead-end jobs and running out of money. With an eye for the beauty in everyday life, he tells their stories, bringing a bit of empathy to their uncaring world.

cavewithoutaname.com

Toast To Olde Town

Dec. 10-11

Historic Downtown Boerne, 100 N. Main St.

At this merry mistletoe weekend in celebration of Boerne’s "olde town" heritage, visitors are invited to take a quiet stroll through downtown, where they can find live music, wassail tasting, shopping along the Hill Country Mile, Santa, and a Christmas market at Main Plaza.

dickensonmain.com

Bluegrass Jam at the AgriCultural

Dec. 10, 24; Jan. 14, 28; Feb. 11, 25

The AgriCultural Museum, 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 musicians participating in the Bluegrass Jam.

theagricultural.org/bluegrass-jams

Kuhlmann-King Museum Tour

Dec. 10, 24; Jan. 14, 28; Feb. 11, 25

Kuhlmann-King Museum, 402 E. Blanco Road

On the second and fourth Saturdays of each 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

New Braunfels

Come and Taste It: Meet Texas' Best Winemakers

Dec. 15, Feb. 16

The Grapevine, 1612 Hunter Road

On the third Thursday of the month (except January), come to The Grapevine Garden and taste some of Texas’ best wines and craft beers straight from the winemakers and brewers. The event features complimentary tastings, live music, and door prizes.

grapevineingruene.com

Bandera

Cowboy Camp with Lew Peterbaugh

Dec. 15, Jan. 19, Feb. 16

Bandera Beverage Barn, 1407 SH 16 North

Bring your guitar to play along or simply come to listen on the third Thursday of the month. Pickers who play cowboy, Texas country, or Western swing music are welcome to sit in.

banderacowboycapital.com

Boerne

Kinder Fest

Dec. 16-18

Historic Downtown Boerne, 100 N. Main St.

On this child-friendly weekend, everyone is encouraged to show off their ugly Christmas sweaters, silly Christmas pajamas, and Whoville hairdos. Events include the Cookie Crawl, a free Santa scavenger hunt, Christmas card decorating, a visit with Santa, and the Cowboy Christmas Market.

ci.boerne.tx.us/1197/visit-boerne

Fredericksburg

Trade Days

Dec. 16-18, Jan. 20-22, Feb. 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 items, candles, unique clothing, jewelry, and food; plus, enjoy a biergarten and live music. Located 7 miles east on State Highway 290 across from Wildseed Farms.

fbgtradedays.com

Blanco

Market Day

Dec. 17

Old Blanco Courthouse, 300 Main St.

Shop from about 100 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

Austin

Armadillo Christmas Bazaar Outside

Dec. 17-23

Palmer Events Center, 900 Barton Springs Road

For 45-plus seasons, the Armadillo Christmas Bazaar has been a fine art shopping destination featuring national and local award-winning artists alongside live music in a festive, lively atmosphere. This year, Armadillo Bazaar Outside offers a three-day, in-person event to create a safe, family-friendly scene. Experience a selection of curated artists with works to excite every art lover, collector, or first-time visitor.

armadillobazaar.com

Blanco

Lighted Christmas Parade and Market

Dec. 17

Old Blanco County Courthouse Lawn, 300 Main St.

Stroll through Blanco's town square for some Christmas shopping, then stay for the lighted Christmas parade and watch the courthouse lawn and surrounding area light up for the season.

visitblancotexas.com

Boerne

Music in the Cave: Winter Solstice

Dec. 17

Cave Without a Name Throne Room, 325 Kreutzberg Road

Celebrate the Winter Solstice by enjoying an eclectic concert of holiday music that combines contemporary arrangements of traditional carols, soaring vocals, original acoustic music, and pulsing world-beat rhythms, performed on a mixture of ancient and modern instruments. Hear why this annual performance by Rudi and the Rudiments has consistently sold out for over 20 years.

cavewithoutaname.com

Christmas Market Days

Dec. 17-18

Main Plaza, 100 N. Main St.

At the final Market Days of the year, 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

Bandera

Singing in the Saddle

Dec. 17

Boys and Girls Club of Bandera County, 715 Maple St.

Enjoy caroling while taking a wagon or buggy ride or riding horseback. Bring your guitar if you want and play along.

banderacowboycapital.com

Kerrville

Christmas at the Kroc

Dec. 17

Kerrville Kroc Center, 201 Holdsworth Drive

Celebrate the holidays with the whole family at this free event filled with breakfast, photos with Santa, cookie decorating, hot chocolate, and arts and crafts—all themed around "A Charlie Brown Christmas."

kerrvillekroc.org

Boerne

Boerne Concert Band Christmas Concert

Dec. 18

Boerne High School Auditorium, 1 Greyhound Lane

Come celebrate the music of the Christmas season. The Boerne Concert Band, directed by Larry Schmidt, is made up of musical members from all over the Texas Hill Country and includes lifelong musicians, high school, middle school, and retired band directors, military veterans, and students.

boerneconcertband.com/2022-performance-calendar.html

New Braunfels

Holidays in Gruene: Two Ton Tuesday Holiday Show

Dec. 20, 27

Gruene Hall, 1281 Gruene Road

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

gruenehall.com

Holidays in Gruene: New Year's Eve at Gruene Hall

Dec. 31

Gruene Hall, 1281 Gruene Road

A Gruene Hall favorite returns to help ring in the New Year at Texas’ oldest dance hall.

gruenehall.com

Fredericksburg

USO-Style Hangar Dance

Dec. 31

Pacific Showroom at the Hangar Hotel, 155 Airport Road

Ring in New Year's Day dancing to the sounds of a 1940s-style big band. Take swing dance lessons and wear your best 1940s-inspired outfit to take part in the costume contest. A portion of the proceeds are donated to the United Service Organizations in Fort Hood.

hangarhotel.com

Luckenbach

New Year's Eve Celebration

Dec. 31

Celebrate the start of 2023 at the annual New Year's Eve dance in the historic Luckenbach dance hall.

luckenbachtexas.com

Fredericksburg

Countdown to the New Year

Dec. 31

Marktplatz, 100 block of West Main Street

Ring in the new year in downtown Fredericksburg. The city hosts an early event appropriate for all ages and featuring the ball drop on the Marktplatz Square.

fbgtx.org

New Braunfels

Hair of the Dog Day

Jan. 1

Gruene Hall, 1281 Gruene Road

Enjoy free live shows all day at Gruene Hall on New Year's Day.

gruenehall.com

Bandera

Hoke Bandera Endurance Trail Race

Jan. 7-8

Hill Country State Natural Area, 10600 Bandera Creek Road

Endurance runners of different levels participate in this race weekend with 25K, 50K, and 100K events and a 1-mile youth race. The 100K is a standlone race on Saturday with a 24-25 hour cutoff. The 50K and 25K start Sunday morning and end Sunday night the latest.

tejastrails.com/bandera

Kerrville

Symphony of the Hills

Jan. 7

Cailloux Theater, 910 Main St.

Symphony of the Hills presents "POPS: Western Swing," celebrating the music of Western swing, that delightful blend of country, big band swing, and blues that was named the official music of Texas in 2011.

symphonyofthehills.org

Bandera

Bandera County Junior Livestock Show

Jan. 11-14

Mansfiled Park Rodeo Arena, 2886 SH 16 N.

For more than 80 years, the Bandera County Junior Livestock Show has provided 4-H and FFA youth opportunities to further their agricultural, leadership, and higher education goals. An auction is held on the Jan. 14.

bcjlsa.com

Austin

City-Wide Vintage Sale

Jan. 14-15

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

Luckenbach

Blues Festival

Jan. 14

Luckenbach Texas, 412 Luckenbach Town Loop

The 16th annual Luckenbach Blues Festival showcases an all-day lineup of blues musicians and bands.

luckenbachtexas.com

Fredericksburg

Hill Country Indian Artifact Show

Jan. 14

Pioneer Pavilion at 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, including arrowheads, pottery, beads, and books.

hillcountryindianartifacts.com

Austin

PrintAustin

Jan. 15-Feb. 15

Various locations

PrintAustin Collective is an artist-led nonprofit that works with local venues and artists to showcase traditional and contemporary approaches in printmaking. During the annual festival, patrons can partake in printmaking-focused experiences and virtual programming.

printaustin.org

Fredericksburg

Take 3 in Concert

Jan. 15

Fredericksburg United Methodist Church, 1800 N. Llano St.

Fredericksburg Music Club presents Take 3, a trio (Lindsay Deutsch on violin, Susan Boettger on piano, and Lila Yang on cello) that performs a multifaceted program including tangos; music from movies, Broadway, and TV shows; and familiar classics—presented with a flair for the wild and unexpected.

fredericksburgmusicclub.com

Kerrville

Camerata San Antonio String Quartet

Jan. 20

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, the group performs "All Shostakovich" featuring compositions by the Russian composer: Viola Sonata, Op. 147, selections from 24 Preludes (arranged by Lera Auerbach for cello and piano) and Piano Trio No. 2 in E Minor, Op. 67.

cameratasa.org

ZUZU African Acrobats

Jan. 21

Cailloux Theater, 910 Main St.

The ZUZU Acrobats are a Tanzanian troupe that bases performances on 2,000 years of history. They bring modern art, culture, and passion with them everywhere they go.

caillouxperformingarts.com

Fredericksburg

Hill Country Gem and Mineral Show

Jan. 21-22

Pioneer Pavilion at Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park, 432 Lady Bird Drive

The Fredericksburg Rockhounds hosts this 52nd annual gem and mineral show, where you can find artifacts, exhibits, demonstrations, jewelry, minerals, fossils, and collectors.

fredericksburgrockhounds.org

Austin

3M Half Marathon

Jan. 22

Downtown Austin, 9700 Stonelake Blvd.

Run a mostly downhill course that takes you past some of Austin’s finest locations and finishes downtown near the Texas State Capitol. The 3M Half boasts one of the fastest half marathon courses in the country.

3mhalfmarathon.com

Bandera

Frontier Times Fourth Sunday Jamboree

Jan. 22, Feb. 26

Frontier Times Museum, 510 13th St.

On most fourth Sundays of the month, the Frontier Times Museum presents an afternoon jamboree featuring live music, storytelling, and fun for all ages.

frontiertimesmuseum.org

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

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

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

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

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