2017 Upcoming Events

in the Highland Lakes and Hill Country Area of Central Texas



IMPORTANT NOTE:

At the time these events were added to the web page, it was assumed that the dates were accurate but scheduling can be changed throughout the year.  To be on the safe side, you should confirm that the event is still scheduled for that date when you make your reservations for local lodging or by calling the phone numbers listed with the events.  Also ask about other events that may be planned during the time of your visit to our area.  Have Fun! 

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  January

January 7.....Kerrville....."The Best of Broadway" concert by Symphony of the Hills at Cailloux Theater (910 Main Street Kerrville, Texas 78028). See www.symphonyofthehills.org or call (830) 792-7469 for more info.

January 9-14.....Brownwood.....Brown County Youth Fair at the Brown County Fair Grounds. See www.browncountyfairandrodeo.com or call (325) 646-6365 for more info.

January 13.....New Braunfels.....Chubby Checker in concert. Come on baby, let's do the twist! Location: Brauntex Performing Arts Theatre, 290 W. San Antonio New Braunfels, TX 78130. See Brauntex Performing Arts Theatre website or call (830) 627-0808 for more information.

January 13-14.....Llano.....Jr. Stock Show & Sale - JLK Event Center - For more information call (325) 248-5937 or e-mail rcraig@cityofllano.com.

January 13-15.....New Braunfels.....New Braunfels Antique Show New Braunfels Civic and Convention Center. See www.heritageeventcompany.com or call (918) 619-2875 for more information.

January 14-28 (not everyday---see website for details).....Dripping Springs.....Hays County Livestock Show and Expo at the Dripping Springs Ranch Park and Event Center, 1042 Event Center Dr., Dripping Springs, TX 78620. See www.hayscountylivestockshow.org/ for more info

January 15-21.....Kerrville.....Hill Country District Junior Livestock Show 73rd Annual and 5th largest Jr. livestock show in Texas. Youth from 33 surrounding counties will exhibit their livestock and ag mechanics projects throughout the week. See Hill Country District Junior Livestock Show Association for more info

January 16.....Austin.....Martin Luther King March and Festival March begins at 9AM. The Annual Community March celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King's legacy while uplifting diversity and multi-culturalism in our city. The MLK Community March kicks off on Monday, January 16, 2017 at 9 a.m.with a short program at the MLK Statue on the University of Texas campus. For more details, see www.mlkcelebration.com

January 19-22.....Austin.....Austin Boat & Travel Trailer Show at the Austin Convention Center, 500 E. Cesar Chavez Street, Austin, Texas. See http://www.austinboatshow.com for details.

January 21.....Luckenbach.....10th Annual Luckenbach Blues Festival At 412 Luckenbach Town Loop. See www.luckenbachtexas.com or call (830) 997-3224 for more info.

January 25.....Austin.....3M Half Marathon and Expo. See 3MHalfMarathon.com for details.

 

  February

February 3-19.....Fredericksburg/Johnson City.....Wine Lovers Trail is a self-guided tour through Hill Country vineyards and wineries to enjoy special events, tours, tastings and live music. Get tickets at www.texaswinetrail.com

February 3-26.....New Braunfels.....Circle Arts Theatre presents "The Drowsy Chaperone". Location: 124 Elizabeth Street New Braunfels, TX. See http://www.circleartstheatre.org/ for more details.

February 4.....Llano.....Baylor Scott & White 10k, 5k, and 1-mile Not So Fun Run - 9:00 am at Badu Park - For more information contact (325) 247-7851.

February 7.....New Braunfels..... Taste of the Town from 6:30PM-9PM Location: New Braunfels Civic/Convention Center, 375 S. Castell Avenue, New Braunfels, TX 78130. See http://nbtasteofthetown.com/ for more details.

February 10.....New Braunfels.....Marty Stuart with Connie Smith and the Fabulous Superlatives in concert. You should be Tempted to go to this. Location: Brauntex Performing Arts Theatre, 290 W. San Antonio New Braunfels, TX 78130. See Brauntex Performing Arts Theatre website or call (830) 627-0808 for more information.

February 10-11.....Luckenbach.....Hug-In and Valentine Ball Get back to the basics of love during this annual camping event with live music and plenty of boot scootin' at the annual Valentine Ball. Dale Watson plays Friday and Gary P. Nunn performs Saturday. On R.M. 1376, off U.S. 290 East. See www.luckenbachtexas.com or call (830)997-3224 for more info.

February 11.....New Braunfels.....25th Annual HILL COUNTRY DOLL SHOW & SALE, New Braunfels Civic Center, 375 S Castell Ave, New Braunfels, TX. 9am - 4pm, Adults $5 and Children $2. Free parking. Hourly door prizes. Contact Dorothy Meredith, 830-606-5868 or dmeredith@dolldr.com

February 16-18 .....Bandera.....17th Annual 11th Street Cowboy Bar Cowboy Mardi Gras! Cajun food, gumbo cook off, human and canine costume contests, Mardi Gras parade, and live Zydeco and Country music. Downtown. Visit www.11thstreetcowboybar.com or call (800) 364-3833 for more details.

February 16-19.....Austin.....Austin RV Expo at the Austin Convention Center, 500 E. Cesar Chavez Street, Austin, Texas. See http://www.austinrvexpo.com/ for details.

February 19.....Austin.....the Austin Marathon is one of the country's premier races attracts nearly 20,000 participants from around the world. Downtown. Visit www.youraustinmarathon.com for more info.

February 23.....Kerrville....."Invitation to Dance" concert by Symphony of the Hills at Cailloux Theater (910 Main Street Kerrville, Texas 78028). See www.symphonyofthehills.org or call (830) 792-7469 for more info.

February 25.....Austin....Carnaval Brasileiro Carnaval in Austin is one of the biggest Brazilian carnaval celebrations outside Brazil - samba, costumes and wild abandon - Brasileiro style in the heart of Texas. Visit http://sambaparty.com/ for more details.

 

  March

March 10-13.....Llano.....LEAF: Llano Earth Art Festival- For more information, see http://www.llanoearthartfest.org/ or 325-247-5354.

March 20-26.....Various locations.....Asleep at the Wheel & Ray Benson are excited to present the Texas Dance Hall Tour, a week-long destination tour from March 20 - 26, 2017 in the Texas Hill Country and further east into Schulenburg and La Grange!- For more information, see http://www.texasdancehalltour.com/

March 25.....Sunrise Beach.....Big Bass Fishing Tournament, benefitting the Sunrise Beach Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary. It's happening from 7AM-3PM at McNair Park, 211 Park Rd., Sunrise Beach.

March 25.....Llano.....Llano Art Studio Tour- For more information contact the Llano Chamber of Commerce at 325-247-535 or see the Llano Art Studio Tour Facebook page

March 29-April 1.....Marble Falls.....Paint the Town - 11th Annual Plein Air Juried Exhibition Plein Air artists from across the nation will be working in various mediums to capture the outdoor sights and scenes of historic Marble Falls and the panoramic Texas Hill Country that surrounds it. For four days, with thousands of visitors, there will be an expansive exhibiting/sales gallery, live demonstrations, a "Paint Out Challenge", interactive "arts" stations, a student competition and a nationally recognized judge presenting the award winners, all ending with a Live Auction and Reception  For more information, please contact the Highland Lakes Creative Arts or call 830-693-9999

March 31-April 1.....Llano.....Fiddle Fest Weekend. Save the date for the first weekend in April to enjoy this traditional Texas music festival! The Llano Fiddle Fest Weekend welcomes fiddlers and other string talents from all over for an Air Fiddle contest and jams on Friday and Saturday, Open Fiddle Contest on Saturday. Don’t miss it! Call 325-247-5354 or visit Llano Fiddle Fest for more information.

March 31-April 15.....New Braunfels.....Circle Arts Theatre presents "As Long As We Both Shall Live". Location: 124 Elizabeth Street New Braunfels, TX. See http://www.circleartstheatre.org/ for more details.

 

  April

April 1.....Marble Falls.....City Wide Garage Sale - More than 50 different garage sales in one location at Johnson Park 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.  For more information, please contact the Marble Falls/Lake LBJ Chamber of Commerce at 830-693-2815

April 7-9.....Burnet.....34th Annual Bluebonnet Festival -  For more information contact the Bluebonnet Festival at 512-756-4297.

April 8.....Llano.....Llano Volunteer Fire Department Fish Fry -  5PM-8PM Location: 301 West Main, Llano, TX 78643 Contact Phone: 325-247-4646.

April 8-9.....Dripping Springs.....Hill Country Wildflower Fest is an arts & crafts show held in Dripping Springs, TX. Vendors include: gifts, jewelry, gourmet foods, candles, clothing, garden related items, collectibles, and much more. For more information, please contact (888) 225-3427 or visit Texas Market Guide.

April 15.....Kerrville .....Kerrville Easterfest and Cook-Off Held at Flat Rock Lake Park. Live Music, Easter Egg Hunt, Washer Pitching, Car Show, Vendors, etc. Plenty of RV parking available from Noon on Friday through Sunday. Dry camping only. For more information, please contact 830-267-1668.

April 15.....Marble Falls.....Children's Day in the Park.  Variety of free activities for the children of the area at Johnson Park. For more information, please contact the Marble Falls/Lake LBJ Chamber of Commerce at 830-693-2815 or visit Children's Day Celebration

April 21-22.....Llano.....Llano Crawfish Open. The Llano Crawfish Open is the Texas Hill Country event you don’t want to miss! There’s great food, live music, a golf tournament and much more. Call 325-247-2270  or 325-247-5354 or visit www.llanocrawfishopen.com  for more information.

April 21-23.....Marble Falls.....Balcones Songbird Festival at the Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge, 24518 FM 1431, Box 1 Marble Falls, TX 78654. See http://www.friendsofbalcones.org/festival for more info

April 22.....Wimberley.....19th Annual Butterfly Festival from 9AM to 5PM. The Butterfly Festival always goes on, rain or shine! The butterflies will fly no matter the weather. Location: Emily Ann Theatre & Garden, 1101 FM 2325 Wimberley, Texas 78676 (512) 847-6969

April 27.....Kerrville....."Mostly Mozart" concert by Symphony of the Hills at Cailloux Theater (910 Main Street Kerrville, Texas 78028). See www.symphonyofthehills.org or call (830) 792-7469 for more info.

 

  May

May 7-8.....Marble Falls.....44th Annual CASI Regional Chili Championship.  Chili cooks and their fans from all around the state converge on Johnson Park in Marble Falls for a weekend of fun. For more information, please contact the Marble Falls/Lake LBJ Chamber of Commerce at 830-693-2815

May 6.....Burnet.....Spring City-Wide Sale -  For more information contact the Burnet Chamber of Commerce at 512-756-4297.

May 7-13.....Marble Falls.....National Tourism Week.  Hotel specials and events designed to celebrate tourism. For more information, please contact the Marble Falls/Lake LBJ Chamber of Commerce at 830-693-2815 

May 10-13.....Marble Falls..... Mayfest and Carnival at Johnson Park in Marble Falls.  Free concert, carnival, washer pitching, live music, food vendors, and a ton of family fun. For more information, please contact the Marble Falls/Lake LBJ Chamber of Commerce at 1-830-693-2815

May 12-13 .....Burnet.....Burnet County Rodeo - For more information contact the Burnet Chamber of Commerce at 512-756-4297.

May 20.....Valley Spring.....Valley Spring Volunteer Fire Department Fish Fry -  5PM-8PM Location: 11671 West Hwy. 71, Valley Spring, TX 76885 Contact Phone: 325-247-5354.

May 20-21.....Marble Falls.....Spartan Race. For more information, visit Spartan.com

May 25-June 11.....Llano.....46 th Annual Kerrville Music Festival The Kerrville Music Festivals are family oriented events which are held each year on the Quiet Valley Ranch, just 9 miles south of the resort town of Kerrville in the heart of the beautiful Texas Hill Country.! You may go to Kerrville Folk Festival or call 830-257-3600 for more details.

May 27.....Tow.....Tow Volunteer Fire Department Fish Fry -  11AM-2PM Location: 135 RR 221, Tow, TX 78672 Contact Phone: 512-658-9944 .

 

  June

June 1-3.....Brownwood.....54th Annual Rodeo at the Brown County Fair Grounds. See www.browncountyfairandrodeo.com or call (325) 646-6365 for more info.

June 2-3.....Llano.....Llano Pro Open Rodeo & Parade. Held at 2200 West Ranch Road 152, Llano, TX 78643-78643 -  For tickets and more information, call 325-248-5937.

June 3.....Llano.....Llano Rodeo Parade & Boy Scouts BBQ - See you on the Llano Courthouse Square for this downhome, small town tradition of family, patriotism & community spirit!. Call 325-247-5354 for more info.

June 3.....Marble Falls.....Market Day on Main - Meet and mingle with over 70 different craftsmen (or caftsWOmen). There will be live music playing all around, come and experience the unique culture of Historic Downtown Marble Falls.

June 9-10.....Burnet..... Burnet County Fair - For more information http://www.burnetcountyfair.com/.

June 16-17.....Stonewall.....Stonewall Peach JAMboree & Rodeo - at 250 Peach St. For more information, see this website:  http://www.stonewalltexas.com.

June 16-18.....Marble Falls.....Marble Falls Soap Box Classic - Adult Soap Box Derby in Downtown Marble Falls.   For more information, see this website:  http://www.AdultSoapboxDerby.com.

June 23-24.....Burnet.....Burnet BBQ Cook-off & Music Fest June 21 -  For more information contact the Burnet Chamber of Commerce at 512-756-4297.

June 29-July 23.....New Braunfels.....Circle Arts Theatre presents "Big River, the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn". Location: 124 Elizabeth Street New Braunfels, TX. See http://www.circleartstheatre.org/ for more details.

 

  July

July 1-4.....Kingsland.....Aqua Boom - For more information contact the Kingsland Chamber of Commerce at (325) 388-6211.

July 2-4.....Llano.....Llano Rock'n Riverfest and Jet Ski Races. Held annually on the banks of the beautiful Llano River at Badu Park in Llano, Texas. Join us for a fun-filled family day of kid fishing, vendors, inflatables, jeep crawling, food & drinks and more!  This day ends brilliantly with a fantastic fireworks show over the water. Call  325-247-5354 for more information.

July 4.....Kingsland.....July 4th Celebration with Fireworks, Kids Parade, Land Parade, Arts/Crafts, Water Activities, Music and Food. - For more information contact the Kingsland Chamber of Commerce at (325) 388-6211.

July 8.....Marble Falls.....Founders day at the Falls on the Colorado Museum. For more information, please contact the Marble Falls/Lake LBJ Chamber of Commerce at 830-693-2815 

July 14-15.....Marble Falls.....Marble Falls Rodeo at the Charles Taylor Arena.  Also a downtown parade, rodeo and dance.   For more information Click Here or call the Marble Falls/Lake LBJ Chamber of Commerce at 830-693-2815.

July 16.....Marble Falls.....17th Annual Marble Falls Rodeo Triathlon - Join us for a truly scenic and challenging course through the beautiful hill country area surrounding the city of Marble Falls. Swim in the warm freshwater of Lake Marble Falls, bike through the scenic hill country steeped with vistas, and then finish with a run through the quaint lakeside neighborhood of Marble Falls. For more inforamtion, visit http://www.marblefallstri.com/.

July 23....Burnet.....Summer Concert Series - Show #4 - For more information contact the Burnet Chamber of Commerce at 512-756-4297.

July 25.....Burnet.....Summer Concert Series - Show #3 - For more information contact the Burnet Chamber of Commerce at 512-756-4297.

 

  August

August 11-13.....Marble Falls.....LakeFest Drag Boat Race - Over 100 boats on a liquid quarter mile race track, reaching speeds up to 250 mph. For more information, please contact the Marble Falls/Lake LBJ Chamber of Commerce at 1-830-693-2815.

August 17-20.....Johnson City.....Blanco County Fair - held at the Blanco County Fairgrounds, 619 US 281, Johnson City. Go to http://www.lbjcountry.com for more details.

August 20.....Burnet.....Summer Concert Series - Show #5 - FREE - For more information contact the Burnet Chamber of Commerce at 512-756-4297.

August 24-27.....Fredericksburg.....Gillespie County Fair - held at the Gillespie County Fairgrounds, 2000 Texas 16, Fredericksburg. Go to http://www.gillespiefair.net/ for more details.

August 26.....Schertz.....9th Annual HILL COUNTRY DOLL SHOW & SALE, Schertz Civic Center, 1400 Schertz Pkwy, Schertz, TX (San Antonio). 9am - 4pm, Adults $5 and Children $2. Free parking. Hourly door prizes. Contact Dorothy Meredith, 830-606-5868 or dmeredith@dolldr.com

August 26-27.....Burnet.....Bulldog Thunder Truck & Tractor Pull - For more information contact the Burnet Chamber of Commerce at 512-756-4297.

 

  September

September 1-17.....New Braunfels.....Circle Arts Theatre presents "Dogfight". Location: 124 Elizabeth Street New Braunfels, TX. See http://www.circleartstheatre.org/ for more details.

September 4-5.....Bertram.....Oatmeal Festival. A zany festival held every Labor Day weekend to provide area educational scholarships and community support. Call 512-277-3595 or visit oatmealfestival.org for more info.>

September 9.....Burnet.....Kid's Day Out is held each year on the 2nd Saturday in September at the Rodeo Ground. There all sorts of free activities for kids of all ages to participate.  - For more information contact the Burnet Chamber of Commerce at 512-756-4297

September 9.....Burnet.....The 26th annual CAF Bluebonnet Airsho is Saturday, Sept. 10, at the Burnet Municipal Airport, located on U.S. 281 on the south side of the city. The gates open at 10 a.m. with the actual show from noon-4 p.m. Tickets are available online at bluebonnetairshow.com. Admission is $15 for adults, $10 for seniors and military members, $5 for students 6-17 and free for children 5 and younger.

September 30.....Marble Falls..... Market Day on Main with over 100 vendors of items, 9:00 to 4:00 on Main Street.  For more information, please contact the Marble Falls/Lake LBJ Chamber of Commerce at 1-830-693-2815.  For more info - Click Here.

September 30-October 2.....Burnet.....Day Out with Thomas -  For more information contact the Burnet Chamber of Commerce at 512-756-4297.

 

  October

October 1.....Marble Falls.....City Wide Garage Sale  - More than 50 different garage sales in one location at Johnson Park.  For more information, please contact the Marble Falls/Lake LBJ Chamber of Commerce at 1-830-693-2815.

October 8.....Burnet.....Ft. Croghan Day -  For more information contact the Burnet Chamber of Commerce at 512-756-4297.

October 6-15.....New Braunfels.....Circle Arts Theatre presents "Same Time Next Year!". Location: 124 Elizabeth Street New Braunfels, TX. See http://www.circleartstheatre.org/ for more details.

October 12-14.....Burnet.....Burnet Art Festival (Tri-fest?) - 3rd Annual Plein Air Competition, Art Fest & Art Auction - For more information, visit http://artburnet.com/.

October 14-15.....Dripping Springs.....Hill Country Ranch Arts & Crafts Faire is an arts & crafts show held in Dripping Springs, TX. Vendors include: gifts, jewelry, gourmet foods, candles, clothing, garden related items, collectibles, and much more. For more information, please contact (888) 225-3427 or visit Texas Market Guide.

October 14-16.....Llano.....Heritage Weekend, Llano Wild West Rodeo and Wild West Days. A weekend of great old-fashioned Texas fun here in Llano. Historic reenactments, period costumes, vendors on the town square, a real chuck wagon dinner with music all three days! Join us this October for three days of fabulously historic fun: genuine chuck wagon cooks set up camp and compete at Badu Park; unique vendors and period dress around the Llano Courthouse Square. Meal tickets: $15. Call 325-247-5354 for details. Also see www.llanochuckwagoncookoff.com.

October 30.....Marble Falls.....City Wide Garage Sale - More than 50 different garage sales in one location at Johnson Park 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.  For more information, please contact the Marble Falls/Lake LBJ Chamber of Commerce at 830-693-2815

 

  November

November 4.....Burnet.....Fall City-Wide Sale-  For more information contact the Burnet Chamber of Commerce at 512-756-4297.

November 17-18.....Burnet.....Hill Country Christmas-  For more information contact the Burnet Chamber of Commerce at 512-756-4297.

November 18.....Marble Falls.....Christmas Light-Up Parade - A parade on Main Street that is sure to get the entire family in the holiday spirit!  For more information, please contact the Marble Falls/Lake LBJ Chamber of Commerce at 1-830-693-2815.

November 20-21.....Burnet.....Hill Country Christmas - For more information contact the Burnet Chamber of Commerce at 512-756-4297.

November 24.....Llano....Community Thanksgiving Meal - 800 Wright Street.

November 25.....Llano.....Beginning of Starry, Starry Nights- runs thru Dec. 31. Christmas lights strung along the Llano River glow each night for families to enjoy. Come stroll with us! Llano reflects upon the season and thousands of beautiful, colorful Christmas lights along the river. Come join us each night for a walk through the lighted archway that begins with hot chocolate and ends with Santa! Call the Llano Chamber at 325-247-5354 for more information.

November 26.....Marble Falls.....Small Business Saturday - Shop locally in Marble Falls.  For more information, please contact the Marble Falls/Lake LBJ Chamber of Commerce at 1-830-693-2815.

 

 December

December 1- December 31.....Marble Falls..... Walkway of Lights- For more information, please contact the Marble Falls/Lake LBJ Chamber of Commerce at 1-830-693-2815.

December 1-31.....Llano.....Starry Starry Nights at Badu Park. Call 325-247-5354 for more information.

December 1-3.....Burnet.....Main Street Bethlehem starts the first Friday in December from 6-9pm. Two blocks east of the Burnet Square - For more information contact the Burnet Chamber of Commerce at 512-756-4297.

December 3.....Llano.....Lighted Christmas Parade, Home Tour, Chili Supper and Sip & Stroll.  Call 325-247-5354 for more information.

December 8-10.....Burnet.....Main Street Bethlehem starts the first Friday in December from 6-9pm. Two blocks east of the Burnet Square - For more information contact the Burnet Chamber of Commerce at 512-756-4297.

December 9.....Burnet.....Christmas On the Square. - For more information contact the Burnet Chamber of Commerce at 512-756-4297.

December 9.....Burnet.....Christmas at Ft. Croghan -  For more information contact the Burnet Chamber of Commerce at 512-756-4297.

 

IMPORTANT NOTE:
When you call for reservations for lodging, ask to see if the events are still scheduled on the same dates as this schedule.  There is always a possiblility for errors in the schedule or changes in the schedule during the year.

These events will be left up for the entire year so that visitors can plan their visit for the next year.  Many of the events above are yearly events and occur about the same time each year.

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