2018 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! 

Know of an event that should be listed here or have a correction to a current listed event? Contact us!


  January

January 6.....Kerrville....."The Magic of Disney - Music from the Magic Kingdom" 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 8-13.....Brownwood.....Brown County Youth Fair at the Brown County Fair Grounds. See www.browncountyfairandrodeo.com or call (325) 646-6365 for more info.

January 9.....Kingsland.....January Winter Texan Dinner at the Kingsland Community Center.  For more information contact the Kingsland Chamber of Commerce at (325) 388-6211.

January 12-14.....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 13-14.....Llano.....Jr. Stock Show & Sale - JLK Event Center - For more information call (325) 248-5937 or e-mail rcraig@cityofllano.com.

January 13-27 (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 14-20.....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 15.....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 18-21.....Austin.....Austin Boat & Travel Trailer Show at the Austin Convention Center, 500 E. Cesar Chavez Street, Austin, Texas. See https://www.austinboatshow.com for details.

January 19.....New Braunfels.....The Oak Ridge Boys in concert. The four-part harmonies and upbeat songs of the Oak Ridge Boys have spawned dozens of country hits and a number one pop smash, earned them Grammy, Dove, CMA, and ACM awards and garnered a host of other industry and fan accolades 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 20.....Luckenbach.....10th Annual Luckenbach Blues Festival At 412 Luckenbach Town Loop. See www.luckenbachtexas.com or call (830) 997-3224 for more info.

January 21.....Austin.....3M Half Marathon and Expo. See 3MHalfMarathon.com for details.

 

  February

February 2-25.....New Braunfels.....Circle Arts Theatre presents "Monty Python's Spamalot". Location: 124 Elizabeth Street New Braunfels, TX. See https://www.circleartstheatre.org/ for more details.

February 6.....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 TASTE OF THE TOWN 2018 for more details.

February 9-25.....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 9-10.....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. Jesse Dayton 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 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.....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.

February 10.....New Braunfels.....26th 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 13.....Kingsland.....February Winter Texans' Dinner at the Kingsland Community Center from 5:00 to 8:00 pm. - For more information contact the Kingsland Chamber of Commerce at (325) 388-6211.

February 15-18.....Austin.....Austin RV Expo at the Austin Convention Center, 500 E. Cesar Chavez Street, Austin, Texas. See https://www.austinrvexpo.com/ for details.

February 18.....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 22.....Kerrville....."Old, New, Borrowed, Blue" concert by Symphony of the Hills at Cailloux Theater (910 Main Street Kerrville, Texas 78028). A Cool Musical Blend - Featuring the Hill Country Youth Orchestra. See www.symphonyofthehills.org or call (830) 792-7469 for more info.

 

  March

March 3.....Marble Falls.....Market Day on Main - Meet and mingle with over 70 different craftsmen and craftswomen. There will be live music playing all around, come and experience the unique culture of Historic Downtown Marble Falls. For more information, please contact the Marble Falls/Lake LBJ Chamber of Commerce at 1-830-693-2815

March 9-12.....Llano.....LEAF: Llano Earth Art Festival- For more information, see https://www.llanoearthartfest.org/ or 325-247-5354.

March 24-25.....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.

March 31.....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 31.....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 830-896-1155.

 

  April

April 7.....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 6-22.....New Braunfels.....Circle Arts Theatre presents "Steel Magnolias". Location: 124 Elizabeth Street New Braunfels, TX. See https://www.circleartstheatre.org/ for more details.

April 6-8.....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.

April 13-15.....Burnet.....34th Annual Bluebonnet Festival -  For more information contact the Bluebonnet Festival at 512-756-4297.

April 14.....Llano.....Llano Volunteer Fire Department Fish Fry -  5PM-8PM Location: 301 West Main, Llano, TX 78643 Contact Phone: 325-247-4646.

April 14.....Llano.....Llano VFD Fish Fry & BBQ. The Llano Volunteer Fire Department puts on a   great fish fry for anyone in town! This is their one fundraiser for the year at the Llano VFD Fire Hall, 301 W. Main Street. This is a delicious way to donate to an incredibly important community cause. Call 325-247-5354 for more information.

April 20-21.....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.....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 21.....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 26.....Kerrville....."Strike Up the Band - The Symphony on Parade" 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.

April 27-29.....Marble Falls.....Balcones Songbird Festival at the Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge, 24518 FM 1431, Box 1 Marble Falls, TX 78654. See https://www.friendsofbalcones.org/festival for more info

April 28.....Lockhart.....Gaslight Baker Theatre Annual Gala Fundraiser at Two Wishes Ranch (454 Hobby Horse Rd, Lockhart, TX 78644). See http://www.mygbt.org for more info. The theatre address is 216 South Main Street, Lockhart, Texas 78644; 512-376-5653

April 29 - May 5.....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

 

  May

May 5.....Burnet.....Spring City-Wide Sale -  For more information contact the Burnet Chamber of Commerce at 512-756-4297.

May 11-16.....Lockhart.....Gaslight Baker presents "Becky's New Car". See http://www.mygbt.org for more info. The theatre address is 216 South Main Street, Lockhart, Texas 78644; 512-376-5653

May 19.....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 19-20.....Burnet.....AUSTIN SUPER AND SPRINT WEEKEND Spartan Race. For more information, visit Spartan.com

May 24-June 10.....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 31-June 2.....Brownwood.....54th Annual Rodeo at the Brown County Fair Grounds. See www.browncountyfairandrodeo.com or call (325) 646-6365 for more info.

 

  June

June 1-2.....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 2.....Marble Falls.....Market Day on Main - Meet and mingle with over 70 different craftsmen and craftswomen. There will be live music playing all around, come and experience the unique culture of Historic Downtown Marble Falls. For more information, please contact the Marble Falls/Lake LBJ Chamber of Commerce at 1-830-693-2815

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 8-9.....Burnet..... Burnet County Fair - For more information https://www.burnetcountyfair.com/.

June 9....Burnet.....Summer Concert Series - For more information contact the Burnet Chamber of Commerce at 512-756-4297.

June 11-22.....Lockhart.....Gaslight Baker GBT Youth and Teen Camps. See http://www.mygbt.org for more info. The theatre address is 216 South Main Street, Lockhart, Texas 78644; 512-376-5653

June 15-16.....Stonewall.....Stonewall Peach JAMboree & Rodeo - at 250 Peach St. For more information, see this website:  http://www.stonewalltexas.com/peach_jamboree.html.

June 15-17.....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....Burnet.....Summer Concert Series - For more information contact the Burnet Chamber of Commerce at 512-756-4297.

 

  July

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 5-29.....New Braunfels.....Circle Arts Theatre presents "Seussical the Musical". Location: 124 Elizabeth Street New Braunfels, TX. See https://www.circleartstheatre.org/ for more details.

July 13-28.....Lockhart.....Gaslight Baker presents "A Lion in Winter". See http://www.mygbt.org for more info. The theatre address is 216 South Main Street, Lockhart, Texas 78644; 512-376-5653

July 15.....Marble Falls.....18th 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 20-21.....Marble Falls.....Marble Falls Rodeo at the Charles Taylor Arena.  Also a downtown parade, rodeo and dance.   For more information http://marblefallsrodeo.org or call the Marble Falls/Lake LBJ Chamber of Commerce at 830-693-2815.

 

  August

August 10-12.....Lockhart.....Gaslight Baker presents "Vaudeville at the Baker". See http://www.mygbt.org for more info. The theatre address is 216 South Main Street, Lockhart, Texas 78644; 512-376-5653

August 10-12.....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 11....Burnet.....Summer Concert Series - For more information contact the Burnet Chamber of Commerce at 512-756-4297.

August 15-19.....Johnson City.....Blanco County Fair - held at the Blanco County Fairgrounds, 619 US 281, Johnson City. Go to https://www.lbjcountry.com for more details.

August 17-25.....Lockhart.....Gaslight Baker presents "Walter Cronkite is Dead". See http://www.mygbt.org for more info. The theatre address is 216 South Main Street, Lockhart, Texas 78644; 512-376-5653

August 18.....Schertz.....10th 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 17 - September 2.....New Braunfels.....Circle Arts Theatre presents "12 Angry Men". Location: 124 Elizabeth Street New Braunfels, TX. See https://www.circleartstheatre.org/ for more details.

August 23-26.....Fredericksburg.....Gillespie County Fair - held at the Gillespie County Fairgrounds, 2000 Texas 16, Fredericksburg. Go to https://www.gillespiefair.net/ for more details.

August 23-26.....Austin.....Tiny House & Simple Living Jamboree - held at the Travis County Expo Center. The Tiny House & Simple Living Jamboree is the destination for enthusiasts, lifestyle advocates, industry professionals and those interested in the simple lifestyle, delivering and celebrating the best that simple living has to offer: mindful practices, eco-friendly products and services, and of course, one-of-a-kind tiny houses and small living structures. Go to https://www.TinyHouseJamboree.com for more details.

 

  September

September 7-22.....Lockhart.....Gaslight Baker presents "The Cemetery Club". See http://www.mygbt.org for more info. The theatre address is 216 South Main Street, Lockhart, Texas 78644; 512-376-5653

September 8.....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 10.....Burnet.....The 26th annual CAF Bluebonnet Air Show 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 29.....Marble Falls.....Market Day on Main - Meet and mingle with over 70 different craftsmen and craftswomen. There will be live music playing all around, come and experience the unique culture of Historic Downtown Marble Falls. For more information, please contact the Marble Falls/Lake LBJ Chamber of Commerce at 1-830-693-2815

September 28-30.....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 5-14.....New Braunfels.....Circle Arts Theatre presents "She Kills Monsters". Location: 124 Elizabeth Street New Braunfels, TX. See https://www.circleartstheatre.org/ for more details.

October 6.....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

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

October 12-27.....Lockhart.....Gaslight Baker presents "Almost, Maine". See http://www.mygbt.org for more info. The theatre address is 216 South Main Street, Lockhart, Texas 78644; 512-376-5653

October 13.....Burnet.....Fort Croghan Day Learn more about Ft. Croghan Grounds and Museum Fort Croghan, 703 W. Buchanan, Burnet Contact : 512-756-8281

October 13.....Burnet.....Octoberfest It's festival that happens in October...? Burnet Community Center, 401 E Jackson Contact : 512-756-4297

October 13-14.....Dripping Springs.....Hill Country Ranch Harvest Market 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 19-20.....Llano.....Llano River Chuck Wagon Cook-Off Badu Park on the Llano River. 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 20.....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.

 

  November

November 10-11.....Lockhart.....Gaslight Baker presents "USO Tribute Show". See http://www.mygbt.org for more info. The theatre address is 216 South Main Street, Lockhart, Texas 78644; 512-376-5653

November 18-19.....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.

November 30 - December 15.....Lockhart.....Gaslight Baker presents "You Better Watch Out". See http://www.mygbt.org for more info. The theatre address is 216 South Main Street, Lockhart, Texas 78644; 512-376-5653

 

 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.....Marble Falls.....Market Day on Main - Meet and mingle with over 70 different craftsmen and craftswomen. There will be live music playing all around, come and experience the unique culture of Historic Downtown Marble Falls. For more information, please contact the Marble Falls/Lake LBJ Chamber of Commerce at 1-830-693-2815

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.

Know of an event that should be listed here or have a correction to a current listed event?



 

Highland Lakes
Hill Country
Touring Texas
Touring U.S.

Highland Lakes and Hill Country Cities and Towns
Austin
Boerne
Burnet
Fredericksburg
Gruene
Horseshoe Bay
Kingsland
Llano
Marble Falls
New Braunfels