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Jan 1, 2024 - HOLIDAY LIGHTS ON THE LLANO: Junction, at Junction City, 201 Holdsworth DrivePark. A picturesque setting for the holidays with beautifully lit trees along the banks of the Llano River Free, annual event. 325-446-3190, Web

Jan 1, 2024 - CHRISTMAS LIGHTS: Comfort, at Crumbling Castle, 571 FM-289. 6-10p. A dazzling holiday light park, located just north of Boerne. Drive through 30+ acres of Texas hill country illuminated into a magical forest - with idyllic holiday scenes, fairy tale sculptures, and thousands of wrapped trees and lights to enchant one and all. We're a family-owned business thrilled to share with you our dream of lighting up the holiday season. So bundle up and come on out to see the lights! Annual event. Admission: $41/vehicle. Web, info@crumblingcastlelights.com

Jan 1, 2024 - EISBAHN OUTDOOR ICE SKATING: Fredericksburg, at Marktplatz, Kinderhalle Pavilion, 100 block of W Main, the downtown square at corner of W Main and N Adams. Marktplatz will be holiday decorated. Have fun and exercise skating. Open daily, Mon-Fri: 4-8p; Sat: 10a-10p; Sun: 1-8p. Hours vary on holidays. Day pass: $15. Includes skate rental. Closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. 830-997-6597. Web

Jan 1, 2024 - POLAR BEAR SPLASH: Kyle, at James Adkins Pool, 1100 W Center Street, 10a-11a. Free, family event. Light refreshments. Weather dependent. Spectators are encouraged and welcome to attend for free. You can also join the exclusive Polar Bear Club and get your name on the plaque for taking the splash, with $25 registration required. 512-262-3939, Web
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Jan 1, 2024 - HAIR OF THE DOG DAY: Gruene, at Gruene Hall, 1281 Gruene Road. Noon-8p. Free live entertainment all day. Kick off the new year right with free live music will that cure all that ails you from the night (or year) before! 830-629-5077. Web

Jan 1, 2024 - YOGA + POLAR PLUNGE: New Braunfels, at Cation on the Guadalupe, 760 E Mather Street. 10a-p. Yoga Studio Onr will take you through a series of warming breath-work, intention setting, and an all-levels yoga and movement flow. And don't worry about being cold, trust us, she'll get cha all warmed up! Then we will all jump in the Guadalupe river to reset, wash away what no longer serves us from 2022 and get ready for a new year and new intentions in 2023! Then stick around for food, fellowship, and lots of family-friendly activities! Jumpy houses, food trucks, coffee bar, vendors, kids' obstacle course, face painting. Annual community event. Parking: Free. Admission: Free but reservation ticket required at Reservation; Event Web

Jan 1, 2024 - BLUE HOLE POLAR BEAR PLUNGE & 5K: Wimberley, at Blue Hole Regional Park, 100 Blue Hole Lane. 10a-2p. Celebrate the New Year! This action packed event is fun for the whole family! Tickets cover your admission to the 5K, a special edition Blue Hole Polar Bear Plunge T-shirt, and a swag bag! If you are just plunging, you do not need a ticket. We will have a fire at our fire pit, hot drinks, and music! Make sure to bring a change of clothes and a towel. Cost: $25/p. Annual event. More detail and ticket website

Jan 1, 2024 - POLAR BEAR PLUNGE: Castell. Gather at the Castell General Store, 19522 RR-152, prior to the plunge that will be at 10a. Celebrate New Year's Day on the Llano River. Free T-shirt. 325-247-4100. Web. Facebook

Jan 1, 2024 - BLACK-EYED PEA COOK-OFF: Hye, at William Chris Vineyards, 10352 US-290 West. 1-4p. A southern-style celebration to help them crown their new champion. Tickets include: A New Year's toast with their winemaking team, barrel tastings, a meal by the in-house culinary team, wine tasting tickets, an exclusive WCV Black-Eyed Pea t-shirt, a sampling of all black-eyed pea dishes, one vote to cast for your favorite dish, and live music throughout the event! Kid friendly. Fee for Cook-Off entry. Trophies plus cash/wine prizes. Annual event. Parking: Free. Admission: Ticket required. 830-998-7654, Web

Texas Parks & Wildlife Dept Jan 1, 2024 - FIRST DAY HIKE: At most Texas State Parks. Start your new year with a walk in the park! Texas State Parks and parks across the nation will host First Day Hikes on Jan 1. You can also attend a star party or enjoy a campfire. Life is better outdoors! Annual family event. Normal park entrance fees apply; no additional fee for hikes. Sponsor Web, Event Web. See our Portal special focus topic page on Hill Country "Parks & Lakes

Jan 1, 2024 - RIDIN' THE RIVER COWBOY FELLOWSHIP GOAT ROPING EVENT: Bandera, at their arena, 5767 TX-173 North. 11:30a-3:30p. While many participate just for fun, the event is competitive, and the top teams can walk away with $1000 added in cash and prizes!! To participate, all you do is show up and sign up. Books open: 12:30p. Worship Service: 10:30a with lunch served in Fellowship Hall: 11:30a. This outdoor, family-friendly event is fun for spectators and ropers alike! 830-460-0710. Event Web, Host Web

Jan 1, 2024 - POLAR BEAR PLUNGE: Leander, at Robin Bledsoe Pool, 601 S Bagdad. 10a. Go Bold and Get Cold. Annual event. Proceeds to Children's Advocacy Center. Parking: Free. Admission: Registration: $10/p, Spectators: Free. Tyler Brown, 512-528-2973, tbrown@leandertx.gov, Event Web; Registration

Jan 1, 2024 - POLAR PLUNGE FRIO RIVER: Concan, in northern Uvalde County at 234 RR-1050, 8 mi N of Concan, on the Frio River. From US-83, turn E on FM-1050 for .2 mi to Park Road 29 to the Park entrance. Cost: Free (except standard Park entrance fee). Annual event. 830-232-6132; Park Web, Facebook

Jan 1, 2024 - PANTHER POLAR PLUNGE: Blanco, at Terraqueous RV Resort, 895 RR-32. Annual event benefitting Blanco's American Legion Post. Parking: free, Admission: free. 830-833-4232, Sponsor Web, Benefactor Web

Jan 1-2, 2024 - CHRISTMAS RANCH LIGHT DRIVE THRU: Boerne, at The Jones Christmas Ranch, 43360 IH-10 W, Frontage Road. Hours vary. Over 2.5 million lights ALL programmed to music! We hope you and your family are filled with JOY as you drive-through our magical display. Annual event. Admission: $30/vehicle, $75/season pass. 210-885-0006. Web

Jan 1-3, 2024 - CHRISTMAS BY THE HIGHWAY: Granite Shoals, at the corner of HA Barnett Dr and RR-1431. Lights are on from 6-11:30p. each night and again on school mornings from 6-7:30a for the kids attending class in the nearby school. More than a drive-by, guests are welcome to park and walk. Hay bales are set up for those who want to rest and admire the lights. Depending on the weather, there may be cookies and hot chocolate. Santa, photos, carols, 100 displays, of which 20 are animated. Admission is free, but donations are welcome. City of Granite Shoals: 830-598-2424, Sponsor Web

Jan 1-6, 2024 - SANTA'S RANCH: New Braunfels, at 9561 IH-35 North. Fri-Sat: 6p-11p, Sun-Thurs: 6p-10p; Drive through a mile of spectacular holiday scenes with 1 million lights & 100 displays & animation. $37/veh. 830-743-1293, mlbass@gvtc.com, Web

Jan 1-7, 2024 - 55 NIGHTS OF FREDERICKSBURG LIGHTS IN WEIHNACHTZEIT: Fredericksburg, Marktplatz, 100 block of W Main, the downtown square at corner of W Main and N Adams. Celebrate a unique mix of German Christmas traditions and warm Texan hospitality during this Weihnachtszeit (Christmas season). Marktplatz will be holiday decorated. Recurring daily. Each evening will feature holiday music starting at 5p, and the audio presentation and lighting countdown at 6p. After the countdown, the music will conclude at 6:30p. Enjoy an approximate 5 minute audio program that will include traditional holiday music as well as the history of the iconic 26-foot German Christmas Pyramid and Community Christmas Tree. The audio program will conclude with a countdown to the lighting of all the holiday lights each evening. Free annual event. 830-997-6523, Web

Science Mill Jan 1-7, 2024 - WINTER BREAK AT THE SCIENCE MILL: CIRCUIT CIRCUS: Johnson City, at Science Mill, 101 S Lady Bird Lane. 10am-4pm. Come power up with us at our Winter Break event this year: CIRCUIT CIRCUS. Discover the world of circuitry through exciting hands-on activities this December 26 to January 7 (closed Jan 1). FLOOR ACTIVITIES: LED Gift Tags - Using the basic principles of circuitry, guests will be able to create gift tags that light up! Makey Your Own Controller - At this station, guests will create and test their own video game controller using Makey Makey and craft materials! Guests will explore the Engineering Design Process, circuitry, and the physical element of video game design! PLUS, you can explore the rest of the museum's 50+ interactive STEM exhibits for a truly memorable Johnson City holiday.
Museum Open Wed-Thur: 10am-4pm, Fri-Sat: 10am-6pm; Sun: 12-5pm
Reserve your spot now by emailing: programs@sciencemill.org. Ages 0-2: free; 3-17 (or with student ID): $9.50; Adults 18-64: $11; Seniors (65+): $9; Military: HALF-PRICE admission for any active or retired military service member and up to 3 other family members with a valid military ID. Learning Lab $5
Sponsor Web, Event Web. 844-263-6405, info@sciencemill.org

Jan 1-7, 2024 - LIGHTS SPECTACULAR-HILL COUNTRY STYLE: Johnson City. Fri opening night: 6:30p-late evening. Let There Be Lights, millions of them. Because of Covid restrictions, there will not be any live events this year, but the lights will be on every night. Courthouse lighting ceremony. Proclaimed as "the Centerpiece of one of the biggest shows on the Texas Hill Country Regional Christmas Lighting Trail" by Southern Living magazine with a courthouse that "shines brighter than the star of Bethlehem". The entire town is bathed in lights with 100,000 lights twinkling on the Blanco County Courthouse while Pedernales Electric Coop's Headquarters on Ave F boasts a lighted forest of over 1 million lights. Brilliant lighted holiday displays at Memorial Park on Main Street. Hayrides and carriage rides are available throughout the season. Fireworks. Each weekend, the Garden Club fills the Courthouse with Christmas ornaments and holiday crafts for purchase. Chamber: 830-868-7684. Web. See JOHNSON CITY LIGHTS SPECTACULAR article with pictures, by George Cofran, freelance author, at: HillCountryPortal.com/reports/LightsSpectacular

Jan 1-15, 2024 - BEE CAVE ON ICE: Bee Cave, at Hill Country Galleria, 12700 Hill Country Blvd. Hill Country Galleria. Come out and enjoy this year's coolest holiday attraction, an outdoor ice skating rink. Open seven days a week. Able to hold 120 people at a time. $15 ticket includes a skate rental and a 75-minute skate session. Reservations highly encouraged, but a number of walk-ups will be available. Reservations; Web

Texas Parks & Wildlife Dept Jan 1-Mar 17, 2024 - MASON COUNTY WINTERFISCH: Mason, at the James River Crossing at FM-2389. Noon-5p. Annual fish release by TPWD, stocking 9-12 inch rainbow trout in over 200 locations across Texas, including 2500 Rainbow Trout here, released in two phases, one in early Dec and one in late Jan-early Feb each year. Win prizes for tagged fish. Assistance available for those new to fishing. Bring your own gear or borrow a pole. Cook you catch up on the campfire or take it to a participating restaurant in Mason to prepare it for you. Fishing guides, loaner poles and tackle, fly-fishing demo, campfire, Dutch Oven cooking demo, live music, Naturalist and Ranger Talks. Tony Pluting, 512-496-2020. Sponsor Web, Facebook Event, tonyplutino@gmail.com

Science Mill Jan 10, 2024 - HOMESCHOOL DAY: ROBOTICS & CODING: Johnson City, at Science Mill, 101 S Lady Bird Lane. 10a-4p. FLOOR ACTIVITIES: Comes with admission: Code a Human Robot - Guests will help a human robot and learn about how robots need specific instructions to operate in this demonstration. Ozobots - Not all robots use the same kind of code to operate. Guests will learn about different types of inputs and outputs by playing with our friendly Ozobots. Hexbug Maze - Guests will create a maze for their Hexbug robots to navigate through. LEARNING LABS: Additional registration required. K-2 Hotwheels Coding - Students will learn about coding, inputs, and outputs by playing this hotwheels-inspired coding game (SOLD OUT!). 3-5 mBot Lab - Students will learn about robotics engineering and coding by creating extensions for our mBots to perform new tasks and functions (SOLD OUT!). 6-12 CPX Designers - Students will design and code a wearable device that helps people using the CPX microcontroller. STEM MENTORSHIP HOUR: additional registration required. Spring Project Intro - Students will be introduced to the Spring Project that they will work on at home. We will begin to ideate and brainstorm topics and research ideas for the project.
Museum Open Fri-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 12-5pm, Mon 10am-5pm
Reserve your spot now by emailing: programs@sciencemill.org. Ages 0-2: free; 3-17 (or with student ID): $9.50; Adults 18-64: $11; Seniors (65+): $9; Military: HALF-PRICE admission for any active or retired military service member and up to 3 other family members with a valid military ID. Learning Lab $5
Sponsor Web, Event Web. 844-263-6405, info@sciencemill.org

Jan 13, 2024 - KID FISH DAY: Fredericksburg, at Pavilion #4, 432 Lady Bird Dr, Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park, 2 mi S of town, off TX-16. 9a-noon. This event for kids and their families will take place in Live Oak Creek just north of the bridge to the golf course where it will be stocked with rainbow trout. In order to give the trout time to acclimate to the water, we ask that you do not begin to fish until the day of the event. This event is free and open to the public. It includes a self-guided casting practice station and rainbow trout fishing. There will be some fishing poles available to use, but participants can bring their own. Bait and other equipment will be provided. Hot cocoa and coffee will be available for free to guests. Anyone over the age of 17 must have a valid fishing license. 830-997-4202. Web

Jan 20, 2024 - LUCKENBACH BLUES FESTIVAL DANCEHALL SHOW: Luckenbach, at 412 Luckenbach Town Loop. Noon-7p. Annual event showcases blues artists from around the country. Ticket required. 830-997-3224. Web

Science Mill Jan 20, 2024 - SNOW DAY!: Johnson City, at Science Mill, 101 S Lady Bird Lane. 10am-2pm. The most wonderful time of the year is back at the Science Mill! At this year's Snow Day, expect science to be "snow" much fun in demos involving Liquid Nitrogen, a Ruben's Tube, and Frosty Bubbles! Guests will also have the chance to experience winter-themed hands-on activities like Ice Luge, Snowball Slingshot, Ice Xylophone, and more!
Museum Open Fri-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 12-5pm, Mon 10am-5pm
Reserve your spot now by emailing: programs@sciencemill.org. Ages 0-2: free; 3-17 (or with student ID): $9.50; Adults 18-64: $11; Seniors (65+): $9; Military: HALF-PRICE admission for any active or retired military service member and up to 3 other family members with a valid military ID. Learning Lab $5
Sponsor Web, Event Web. 844-263-6405, info@sciencemill.org

Jan 20-21 2024 - HILL COUNTRY GEM & MINERAL SHOW: Fredericksburg, at 432 Lady Bird Drive, Pioneer Pavilion, Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park, TX-16 S, 2 mi S of downtown. Enjoy mineral, lapidary, fossil and jewelry exhibits, demonstrations and sales. Sat 9-6, Sun 10-4. Free, open to public. 325-248-1067. Web

Jan 20-21, 2024 - RETROMANIA COLLECTABLES SHOW: New Braunfels, at Civic & Convention Center, 375 S Castell Avenue. 10a. Comics, games, cards, VHS, vinyl, toys Annual event. 830-221-4011. Sponsor Web; Web

Jan 20-21, 27-28, Feb 3-4, 2024 - KERRVILLE RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL: Kerrville, at River Star Arts and Event Park on the grounds of the Hill Country Youth Event Center, 3785 TX-27 East. 10a-5p. Transports modern-day visitors into a time and place from far away. A village's worth of entertainers, musical acts, food vendors, and artisans help shape an immersive experience back in time. Live entertainment on 3 stages. The Merchant village of over 30+ artisans offering handmade crafts such as wooden toys, leather accessories, clothing, hats, glassware, jewelry, and more. Food is fit for a King featuring of course the ubiquitous turkey legs and meats on a stick. Full liquor license. Parking: Free. Admission: Adult: $16.95; Children 5-12: $9.95; Age 4 and under: Free. Family friendly. Web. 214-632-5766, kerrvillerenfest@gmail.com

Jan 27, 2024 - CHUCK WAGON CHOW DOWN: Burnet, at YMCA of the Highland Lakes, 1601 South Water Street. 5:30-8:30p. Hosted by Highland Lakes Service League, this auction and dinner raise funds to provide grants to non-profits, scholarships for adult women and financial support for families in need. Annual event. $40/p. Your ticket includes BBQ dinner, a live and silent auctions. Live music, entertainment. Enjoy complimentary beer & wine, wine pull, card game, raffle, Pok-e-Jo's BBQ. Web

Jan 27, 2024 - TEXAS INDIAN HERITAGE ASSN WINTER POWWOW: Llano, at JLK Event Center, 2200 RR-152 West. 2p. Gourd and Powwow dancing. Youth and craft contests. Auction, cake walks, raffles. Supper. Free annual event. 325-247-5354. Chamber Web, Host Web

Jan 28, 2024 - WEDDING SHOWCASE & TOUR DAY: Dripping Springs, at Distillers Hall at Dripping Springs Distilling, 5330 Bell Springs Road. 10a-4p. 737-202-5060. A different twist on a traditional bridal extravaganza. Local vendors will be available to visit, chat and discuss your upcoming nuptials. Plus, our beautiful local venues, lodging properties and various other wedding experts will be open for tours - no appointment needed! Parking: Free. Admission: Free but RSVP. Web

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Feb 1-3, 2024 - COWBOY MARDI GRAS & GUMBO COOK-OFF: Bandera, at 11th Street Cowboy Bar. World Championship Gumbo Cook-off on Saturday. Costume contest, canine costume contest, and special country and Cajun Zydeco and CW music. 830-796-4849. Sponsor Web, Event Web

I love horses Feb 2-10, 2024 - 59TH HILL COUNTRY TRAIL RIDE: Annual (since 1965) trail ride with horseback riders and camp wagons. Each club starts at a different locations with camping along the way to the Arena in San Antonio. Sanctioned by the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo.AB Rain or Shine. Parking: Free. Free to watch. Entry fee required to ride, camp and eat. The mission of the trail rides is to provide scholarships for the youth of Texas while teaching and maintaining traditions for future generations.
  • Hill Country Trail Riders: Becki Kosub: Trail Boss: 830-385-9989, Web. Starts in Blanco, with camps in Kendalia, Sisterdale and Boerne, at Peterson Ranch. See Cowboy Breakfast event below.
  • Bandera Capital Trail Riders: Bandera. Jeanne-Trail Boss, 830-534-5750. Starts in at Twin Elm Guest Ranch, 810 FM-470, Bandera. Come join us, all are welcome. Check the website itinerary for daily locations. Adults $75/week or $30/day. 830-796-3628, Web
  • Alamo Country Kickers: Starts in Kerrville. Jerry Croniser-Trail Boss, 315-796-1988
  • Eight other riding clubs will converge into San Antonio from outside the Hill Country.
See special Portal focus page on "Horseback riding in the Hill Country"

CASA of Highland Lakes Feb 3, 2024 - BOOTS & BBQ: Horseshoe Bay. Dance, auction, food & entertainment. 6p. Annual fundraiser for Highland Lakes CASA that provides hope to children who have been removed from their home and now live in foster care. BBQ dinner prepared by Horseshoe Bay Resort. Complimentary open bar. Live music. Access to silent auction and raffle items. Exclusive access to live auction items. Live music & entertainment. Ticket: $125/p. 325-388-3440. Host Web, Event Web

Feb 3, 2024 - MARDI GRAS PARADE: Bandera, downtown. Floats, horses, cowboys, feathers, masks, & plenty of beads! Web

Feb 9-10, 2024 - CHOCOLATE WALK: Boerne, historic downtown on the shop walk, 10a-5p. Collect handmade chocolates from 30+ participating merchants. Ticket required. 830-248-1635. Web

Feb 9-10, 2024 - LUCKENBACH HUG-IN & VALENTINE BALL: Luckenbach, at 412 Luckenbach Town Loop. 8p-12p. Annual event, dancehall show, camping. Ticket required. 830-997-3224. Web

Science Mill Feb 14, 2024 - HOMESCHOOL DAY: ENGINEERING: Johnson City, at Science Mill, 101 S Lady Bird Lane. 10am-4pm. February is all about engineering, with an emphasis on mechanical engineering, which is the construction of moving products and devices. Join us as we build prosthetic components and moving cardboard creations.
Museum Open Fri-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 12-5pm, Mon 10am-5pm
Reserve your spot now by emailing: programs@sciencemill.org. Ages 0-2: free; 3-17 (or with student ID): $9.50; Adults 18-64: $11; Seniors (65+): $9; Military: HALF-PRICE admission for any active or retired military service member and up to 3 other family members with a valid military ID. Learning Lab $5
Sponsor Web, Event Web. 844-263-6405, info@sciencemill.org

Feb 16, 2024 - LIVING LEANDER COMMUNITY & CAREER EXPO: Leander, at Premier Athletic Complex, 8220 US-183A. 3-7p. A place of education and entertainment, and provides visitors with an unforgettable experience by portraying cultural events, showcasing interactive exhibitions and developments in our community and educating our city. Boutique shopping; explore local providers for all your service needs; discover a new career or learn about career opportunities ; enjoy performances by local organizations; Win a door prize; apply for a $500 scholarship. Food trucks. Rain or Shine. Parking: Free. Admission: Free. Leander Chamber of Commerce: 512-259-1907, Chamber Web; Event Web

Feb 17, 2024 - A COWBOY DISCO GALA: Brady, at Ed Davenport Civic Center, 816 San Angelo Highway. 6:15p. Annual gala fundraiser event for Hope From The Heart, a non-profit organization that assists cancer patients in McCulloch County. Dinner, live music, auctions, BYOB. Parking: Free. Admission: $50/p. Must be 21+ y/o. Event Web

Feb 17, 2024 - WILD WEST CASINO NIGHT: Lampasas, at County Youth Livestock Center (Show Barn), 283 US-190 North. 5:30p-Midnight. Fundraiser benefiting Vision Lampasas, Chamber and Lions. Dinner: 6p; Gaming: 6:30p. Admission: $75/p, includes dinner (BYOB), gambling chips and a chance to win $1,000. Info/Tickets: 512-556-5172 or Chamber Web

Feb 17-18, 2024 - HOME & GARDEN SHOW: New Braunfels, at Civic & Convention Center, 375 S Castell Avenue. Sponsored by Hill Country Conferences. 150+ experts are ready to help you complete any project you can dream up. The entire New Braunfels Convention Center will be completely transformed, for one weekend only, into a Home and Garden Extravaganza. You'll find it all, including a family zone with activities for the whole family! Annual event. Indoors. Parking: Free. Admission: Adult: $10, Military/Senior: $7, Children 12 and under: free. 830-488-7814, Event Web

Science Mill Feb 17-19, 2024 - ENGINEERING WEEKEND: Johnson City, at Science Mill, 101 S Lady Bird Lane. Unleash your inner inventor. Get the chance to learn from engineering experts from the American Society of Civil Engineering, build a mechanical arm, construct earthquake-proof cardboard buildings, and more during this fun weekend of innovation!
Museum Open Fri-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 12-5pm, Mon 10am-5pm
Reserve your spot now by emailing: programs@sciencemill.org. Ages 0-2: free; 3-17 (or with student ID): $9.50; Adults 18-64: $11; Seniors (65+): $9; Military: HALF-PRICE admission for any active or retired military service member and up to 3 other family members with a valid military ID. Learning Lab $5
Sponsor Web, Event Web. 844-263-6405, info@sciencemill.org

Feb 23-25, 2024 - FREEZER DISC GOLF TOURNAMENT: Junction. Top-O-Texas shot off of Lovers Leap on Loop 481 (Scenic View).... is where you meet to enter the competition to throw a disc into the basket at the bottom of the bluff. Sponsored by Junction Tourism, Disc Golf and Lions Club. Cost:$5/p; you do not have to be entered in the Disc Golf Tournament. Prize is the Disc Golf Freezer/Sizzler truck. These courses have 18 baskets each and located on both sides of Llano River in City and County Parks and at Junction Golf Club (ball golf) on FM-2169. Scenic parks have sidewalks, picnic areas, playgrounds, volleyball, basketball, restrooms and lots of shade from large pecan trees. Annual event. Hoyt Moss, 325-446-5087. Event Web

Feb 24, 2024 - VIVA LAKE TRAVIS CASINO NIGHT: Lago Vista, at K-Oaks Clubhouse, 7000 Bar K Ranch Road. 6-11p. Transforms the North Shore with the excitement and energy of high rollers. A night of electric fun and sparkling entertainment throughout the evening. Casino games such as Blackjack, Craps, Roulette, and 3 Texas Hold'em tables. Enjoy specialty hors d'oeuvres included with your ticket. Your 'winnings' provide you opportunities to win fabulous prizes. Annual fundraiser event. Parking: Free. Your $20K gambling chip is included with the ticket. Jennifer Sandoval, 512-267-7952, jennifer@northlaketravischamber.org, Chamber Web

Feb 24-25, 2024 - RETROMANIA COLLECTABLES SHOW: Dripping Springs, at Ranch Park Event Center 1042 Event Center Drive. 11a-5p. Comics, games, cards, vhs, vinyl, toys Annual event. $12/p. 830-221-4011. Sponsor Web

Feb 29, 2024 - BARKO GUMBO BUNCO: Horseshoe Bay, at 539 The Trails Pkwy. 1-4p. Fundraiser to support Highland Lakes Canine Rescue with a game of bunco, bowl of gumbo and Mardi Gras-themed fun. Register to play, purchase raffle tickets, or donate at the link. Link, Host Web

Feb 29, 2024 - HILL COUNTRY ECONOMIC SUMMIT: Kerrville, at Kerr County Hill Country Youth Event Center, 3785 TX-27 E, 1/2 mi E of VA Hospital. 8a. As a vibrant, area business, the Kerrville Area Chamber of Commerce knows you have goals for your business and a desire to tell your story. That's why we are excited to invite you to join the annual Hill Country Economic Summit as a sponsor or participant. This will serve to bring Kerrville and the surrounding communities a current economic update and a State of the Union on important happenings within our region. Hear from renowned speakers discussing important topics you won't want to miss. 830-896-1155, Event Web

MARCH 2024



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Mar 2, 2024 - TEXAS INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION: Gruene, at Gruene Historic District located on the banks of the Guadalupe River near New Braunfels, at 1601 Hunter Road. 3p-close. Enjoy free live music and specials on beer, dining, and merchandise at select locations. This venue is Texas' oldest continually operating dance hall, which was built in 1878 and now operates as a legendary music venue. Annual event. 830-629-5077. Web

Mar 2, 2024 - TEXAS INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION: Hye, at Garrison Brothers Distillery, 1827 Hye Albert Road. "Salud to the Lone Star" & fundraiser supporting Texas Parks and Wildlife Foundation. Annual event. 11a-5p, all ages. Features live music, food, prize drawings, competitions and exhibitions. Parking: Free. 830-392-0246; Event Sponsor

Mar 2, 2024 - TEXAS INDEPENDENCE CELEBRATION & FLAG RETIREMENT CEREMONY: Luckenbach, at 412 Luckenbach Town Loop. Noon. Annual event with live music, dancing, trail ride, Texas Rangers memorabilia display & canon fire, and flag retirement ceremony. Free parking & admission. 830-997-3224. Web

Mar 2-3, 2024 - LA PRIMAVERA BIKE RACE: Lago Vista, on Highland Lakes Dr and Boggy Ford Road loop. 8a-5p. As one of the largest road races in the region, its notably hilly 5.5 mile challenging course attracts junior, master and pro cyclists from Texas, Canada, Germany and beyond. This family-friendly event is free to the public and a great spectator sport. Bring your lawn chair and celebrate with us! Please volunteer with us on this annual event. Don: 512-441-0661, Chamber Web

Mar 5-10, 2024 - BANDERA FIBER & ARTS WEEK & FESTIVAL: Bandera, at The Sheepwalk Fiber Arts Studio & Ranch, 5305 TX-173 North. 6-9p. Annual event. Classes & Adventures: 3/5-10; Festival: 3/8-10. An experience celebrating Texas wool, mohair, and alpaca. Top instructors will be on hand for teaching at all levels of creating works of art from knitting, crochet, tatting, rug making, spinning wool, to felting and more. Live animals will be on hand as well. It is an immersive experience where the participant can see the process from the beginning to the finished product. Shearing days, classes, vendors, Buzze's BBQ. Pre-registration highly suggested for all classes. Cost varies per class. Review Facebook below for descriptions and further information. Jennifer: 949-400-4225. Web, Host Web, Facebook

Mar 6-7, 2024 - AMPLIFY AUSTIN & TEXAS HILL COUNTRY: 6p-6p. Central Texans are passionate, driven, and generous volunteers of their time and talent. But that's not enough. The biggest challenge facing local non-profits is that they don't have enough money. They depend on these organizations to provide critical services and meet local most basic needs. At "I Live Here, I Give Here", our job is to connect you with the causes you care about and the non-profits that support them. Join more than 700 area non-profits participating in Amplify, an annual online giving aimed at connecting donors with causes that make Texas a more vibrant place to live and work. Watch for focus events in our area. Please go on-line, select your target organizations, an donate safely online. 512-717-4190. Sponsor Web, Facebook

Mar 7, 2024 - CAUSE FOR CELEBRATION: Horseshoe Bay, at 200 Hi Circle N. 6:30a-10:30p. Fundraiser for Phoenix Center (non-profit mental healthcare). Annual event. Evening attire; live music. Teryl McFerrin: teryl@phoenixtx.org Phoenix Web, Host Web

Mar 8-9, 2024 - TEXAS HILL COUNTRY MUSICFEST: Bandera, at 11th Street Cowboy Bar. Doors: 6p, Music: 8p, Auction: 9p. Annual fundraiser benefiting local non-profit organizations in Bandera. Live Music, food vendors, live auction, raffle. Melinda, 830-796-4289. Event Web

Mar 9, 2024 - FREDERICKSBURG CRAB FESTIVAL: Fredericksburg, at 7905 Old San Antonio Road. Noon-4p. A casual and fun Crab Boil you do not want to miss. We drop ship Alaskan Crabs directly to our Vineyard and throw a large bash! Live Music. Full Menu. The Crab portion of the event runs until sold out. Big Beautiful Snow Crabs served with garlic butter and fixins, alongside delicious non seafood accompaniments plus beer, wine and spirits. Live local music. Tons of great drink specials! Don't worry you non-Seafood eaters - plenty of other food. Ticket required: $5-59/p. Web

Mar 9-10, 2024 - KIDSFEST: New Braunfels, at Civic & Convention Center, 375 S Castell Avenue. Sat 10a-5p, Sun 10a-4p. An action-packed, kid-focused, event where families are able to discover all of the Hill Country's best resources, products and services for children in one place during one weekend. With 40+ performances by local kid talent, free activity stations, and exhibitors representing over 250 local, youth-centered organizations, this is New Braunfels' largest, kid-friendly, trade show style celebration. Annual event. Indoors. Parking: Free. Admission: Adult: $10, Military/Senior: $7, Children 12 and under: free. 830-488-7814, Sponsored by Hill Country Conferences. Event Web

Frontier Times Museum Mar 11-15, 2024 - FRONTIER FAMILY FUN-SPRING BREAK EXTRAVAGANZA: Bandera, at Frontier Times Museum, 510 13th St, 1 block N of County Courthouse. 10a-4p. Projects, crafts, pony rides, demonstrations, animal show. Everyday Wagon Rides at 1a-3p and arts & craft activities. Mon Pioneer Day toys & games. Tue art. On Wed see Sheep Shenanigans wool demonstration, Thur Rodeo, Fri Cowboy Day with a chuckwagon cobbler, longhorn and live music. Annual event. Parking: Free. Admission: Ticket required, $50 Family Membership for all activities all week, and the whole year. 830-796-3864. Sponsor Web

Mar 11-16, 2024 - SPRING BREAK AT PIONEER MUSEUM: Fredericksburg, at Pioneer Museum, 325 W Main Street. 10a-5p. Our most popular program! The grounds are full of living history presenters, including Texas Rangers, frontier campouts, hand crafts, corn husk doll-making, chuck wagon cooking, Comanche Indian historic interpretation, frontier songs and games. A great time for the whole family. Ticket required. 830-997-8441. Web

Quilt Mar 13-23, 2024 - BLUEBONNET SHOP HOP: Annual event features quilting stores all around the Texas Hill Country from Austin to San Antonio. By participating in the hop & visiting each shop, you will have an opportunity to win one of the several fabulous prize baskets, or our Grand Prize! Light refreshments, fun little gift. Each shop sets their own hours. Web. See special Portal focus page on Quilting in the Hill Country

Mar 14, 2024 - LUCK REUNION: Spicewood (at Briarcliff), at Wiiie Nelson's Luck Ranch, 1100 Bee Creek Road. 11a-Mid-Night. A chance to see 45+ performances, sample incredible food & drinks, and get up to no good on a Thursday...if you can snag a ticket, that is. Annual event. Ticket required. 979-242--4073, Sponsor Web

Mar 14-16, 2024 - LLANO RIVER CHUCK WAGON COOK-OFF: Llano, at Badu Park, 300 Legion Drive. Chuck wagon enthusiasts get together on the banks of the Llano River and go back in time to an era when the west was settled. They use traditional cooking methods from that era, wear traditional dress and experience traditional neighborly fun as they compete for prizes in a number of categories. Free admission. Meal at noon, Sat: ticket: $20. 325-247-5354. Event Web, Chamber Web

Mar 14-23, 2024 - HEART OF TEXAS COUNTRY MUSIC FESTIVAL: Brady, at Ed Davenport Civic Center, 816 San Angelo Highway. Multiple shows by offer a great time for fans of traditional country music. 30+ artists. Annual event. BYOB. The museum has concessions at each event that includes setups, sodas, ice, popcorn, snacks and usually sandwiches. Silent auctions during the evening sessions that benefit Heart of Texas Country Music Museum. Ticket required (Free to $35/day). Heart of Texas Music Association, 325-597-1895. Event Web, Sponsor Web

AgriLife Mar 16, 2024 - OUTDOOR FAMILY FAIR: Boerne, at Main Plaza, 100 N Main Street. 10a-2p. Enjoy and learn about local services and organizations that are available in Boerne and surrounding areas. Entertainment and fun for the whole family! Live music, kids activities, moon bounce, arts & crafts, kid photo ID cards, treasure hunt, Easter Bunny, informative exhibitors, senior information, puppet show. Parking & Admission: Free. Hosted by Kendall County AgriLife Extension Agency, Kendall County Child Service Board. 830-248-1635. Web

Mar 16, 2024 - BLUEBONNET AIR SHOW: Burnet, at Burnet Regional Airport, 2402 S Water St, US-281 South. 9a-4p. Free annual air show by the Highland Lakes Squadron of the Commemorative Air Force (CAF). See classic World War II aircraft and high-performance planes put on an aerial demonstration. Also visit their museum with static displays of numerous WWII (and later) aircraft, military vehicles, and wartime memorabilia. Sandy Thompson, 817-304-0393, or Vicki Thomas, 281-620-5639. Sponsor Web, Event Web, Facebook

Mar 16, 2024 - MUD DAUBER FESTIVAL & CHILI FEST: Luckenbach, at 412 Luckenbach Town Loop. 11a-11p. Annual event parody on electing a Mayor of Luckenbach, who serves just one day. Live music, awards. Anyone from anywhere who shows up can cast a vote on Election Day. Prepare your campaign and signs. Ticket required. 830-997-3224. Sponsor Web, Facebook

Mar 16, 2024 - BANDERA HAM RODEO: Bandera, at Mansfield Park Rodeo Arena, 2886 TX-16 North. Gates Open: 8a; Hog Catch: 9a; Opening ceremonies: 11a. Annual event. Admission: Ticket required. Produced by Bandera Wranglers: 830-460-3756, Event Web, bandera.wranglers@gmail.com

Mar 17, 2024 - RANGDE AUSTIN: FESTIVAL OF COLORS: Volente, at Volente Beach Resort & Waterpark, 16107 FM-2769, Ste D. This Holi festival will celebrate the arrival of spring with color play, live music, food vendors and outdoor games. 10a-6p. $15-$25/p. Web

Science Mill Mar 20, 2024 - HOMESCHOOL DAY: STEAM: Johnson City, at Science Mill, 101 S Lady Bird Lane. 10am-4pm. Homeschool Day is moving Full STEAM Ahead in March! This month, we explore the relationship between art and science with colorful and artful STEM projects in our learning labs and floor activities.
Museum Open Fri-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 12-5pm, Mon 10am-5pm
Reserve your spot now by emailing: programs@sciencemill.org. Ages 0-2: free; 3-17 (or with student ID): $9.50; Adults 18-64: $11; Seniors (65+): $9; Military: HALF-PRICE admission for any active or retired military service member and up to 3 other family members with a valid military ID. Learning Lab $5
Sponsor Web, Event Web. 844-263-6405, info@sciencemill.org

Mar 21-24, 2024 - THUNDER IN THE HILL COUNTRY-TEXAS HILL COUNTRY BIKE WEEK: Bandera, at Mansfield Park, 2886 TX-16 North. Annual motorcycle rally event with tent and RV camping, poker run, door prizes, vendors, food, field events, live music, bike show, tattoo contest, wet t-shirt naughty night. No one under 21 allowed. $60/p. Presented by Biker Rallies of Texas, 409-655-8800. Event Web, Host Web

Mar 23, 2024 - BLUEM 2024: Spicewood, at Muleshoe Bend Recreation Area, 2820 CR-414. Venue Web. 10a-6p. Heralded spring bluebonnet viewing location. Event includes games, petting zoo, face painting, outdoor recreational activities, food, vendors. Rain or Shine. Admission: Varies $5-40/p. Tkt

Mar 23, 2024 - CAN'T EVEN COMEDY FESTIVAL: Leander, at The Fieldhouse at the Crossover, 1717 Scottsdale Dr, Ste 160. 6-11p. Annual event. Features a mix of comics from Los Angeles and Texas. Also be DJs, a live podcast and a cover band. Admission: $30-$90/p. Web

Mar 23, 2024 - EASTER EGG HUNT: Boerne, at City Lake Park Pavilion, 1 City Lake Road. 10:30a-Noon. Get your baskets ready and your tennis shoes on. This is a free community event, so bring the kids on out. Don't miss a special appearance from the Easter Bunny! 830-248-1635. Event Web

Mar 23, 2024 - BREWERS FESTIVAL: Dripping Springs, at 311 Old Fitzhugh Road. 11a-5p. Eleven of the region's top craft beers and those who brew them will convene to entertain and educate beer lovers old and new. Live music, a variety of food options and a keepsake 5oz plastic mug. Annual event. Rain or Shine. Parking: Free. Admission: ticket/wrist band required to be purchased on-line in advance. Participants must be 21+. Event Web

Mar 23, 2024 - WILDFLOWER SPRING MARKET: Dripping Springs, at Ranch Park, 1042 Event Center Drive. Annual event. Hosted by Texas Market Guide. Formerly the Wildflower Artisan and Craft Faire. Sat: 10a-5p. Vendors From around the state will be selling the best and clothing, jewelry, home decor, garden gifts, Texas handmade, accessories, gifts for the guys, art, photography, candles, yard art, soaps, and so much more. Admission: $6, or $5 with your nonperishable food donation to Helping Hand, and is good for both days. Kids 12 and under free. Parking: Free. Hourly door prizes. 888-225-3427; Sponsor Web

Mar 23, 2024 - DISC GOLF TOURNAMENT: Kerrville, at Kerrville Schreiner Park. 10a. Kerrville Parks & Rec Dept and Schreiner University collaborating on a competitive morning outdoors for the community. Tournament play consists of teams of two playing the best disc with their teammate. Pre-registration is highly encouraged as the number of teams will be capped at 12. All 18 holes will be played and everyone will be responsible for keeping another person's score as well as their own. Annual event. 830-257-7300, Sponsor Web

Science Mill Mar 23, 2024 - HEART TALK: A PRESENTATION WITH THE DELL CHILDREN'S MEDICAL CENTER HEART TEAM: Johnson City, at Science Mill, 101 S Lady Bird Lane. 11a-1p. Learn about the wonders of the human heart with Heart Surgeon Dr. Carlos Mery and Critical Care Intensivist Dr. Sai Surapa Raju and other members of the Heart Center team! Get the chance to attend this informative talk and experience hands-on activities like heart dissection, a stethoscope demo, and more!
Museum Open Fri-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 12-5pm, Mon 10am-5pm
Reserve your spot now by emailing: programs@sciencemill.org. Ages 0-2: free; 3-17 (or with student ID): $9.50; Adults 18-64: $11; Seniors (65+): $9; Military: HALF-PRICE admission for any active or retired military service member and up to 3 other family members with a valid military ID. Learning Lab $5
Sponsor Web, Event Web. 844-263-6405, info@sciencemill.org

Mar 23, 2024 - BLANCO FOUNDERS DAY: Blanco, at Old Blanco County Courthouse lawn. 2-10p. Annual event. Live music, street dance, community connection booths, lawn games, 42 tournament, kid activities, food, drinks. Parking & Admission: Free. 830-833-5101, Chamber

Mar 23, 2024 - FAMILY EASTER PICNIC & EASTER EGG HUNT: Johnson City/Blanco, at Franklin Family Ranch, on 4352 Middle Creek Rd (between Blanco & JC; once on Miller Creek Rd, follow signs). 11a-2p. 8000+ eggs, live music, climb the rock, games, inflatables, snow cones. Free, annual event, including free lunch. Bring blankets, chairs, footballs, frisbees and Easter baskets. No website

Mar 23-30, 2024 - TEXAS HELL WEEK: Fredericksburg, with HQ at Hermann Sons Lodge, 1109 S Adams St. 3 routes daily in Gillespie County, approximately 30-50 miles, 50-80 miles and 60-100 miles over 7 days. Every ride is different. Participants can ride as much as they want. This event is followed by Stampede 200 and Longhorn 500, a RAAM Qualifier. Early evening happy hours & seminars on coaching, nutrition, injury recovery and crewing. Remember, riders should single file when cars are wanting to pass . . . Safe Biking! 806-499-3210. Web

Mar 29-30, 2024 - DIAMONDBACK RODEO: Lometa, Lometa Regional Park, 15115 US-183 N, Bar 3 Arena. Annual event. Rodeo (Fri 5p-midnight; Sat 7a-midnight). Carnival, live music, food vendors, arts & crafts, chili cook-off, live snakes, Little buckaroo Rodeo, Miss Diamondback Queen Contest, Sat night rodeo dance. 512-734-2818. Chamber Web, Event Web

Mar 29-31, 2024 - BALLOONS OVER HORSESHOE BAY RESORT: Horseshoe Bay, at HSB Resort, 200 Hi Circle North. Watch hot air balloons from across the country glow and take flight over the Hill Country terrain. Tethered balloon rides available, weather permitting. Live entertainment. Food vendors. Paint N Sip. Easter egg drop, sky divers, helicopter rides, balloon glows. Annual event. Event Web

Mar 30, 2024 - EASTERFEST, BBQ COOK-OFF & CAR SHOW: Kerrville, at Flat Rock Park, 3840 Riverside Park Drive. 10a-4p. A Kerrville tradition for 40+ years! A fun-filled free community event. Egg hunt, live music, vendors, car show, BBQ cook-off. Benefits local charities. Parking: Free. Event Web. Car show: Mac, 830-459-3366; Cook-off: Tricia Byrom, 830-267-1668, tlbyrom@live.com. Sponsor Web; Venue Web. Hosted by Leadership Kerr County

Mar 30, 2024 - TOUCH-A-TRUCK: Kingsland, at Community Center, 3415 Rose Hill Road. 11a-2p. Hands-on family fun. Food and drink available. Annual event. Donations appreciated. Benefits Boys & Girls Club of Kingsland. Sponsorships available, $25 to $500. Kathy: 512-657-1699, Web

Mar 30, 2024 - EASTER SUNSET PAGEANT: Junction, at Lover's Leap Amphitheater, at foot of Lovers Leap Hill, at Cedar Creek Road, off of FM-2169, by Junction Golf Course and Hill Country Fair Association. At sunset 7-10:30p. Attracts several hundred every year. Origin goes back the late 1940s, when then-governor Coke Stevenson, a native of Kimble County, taught an outdoor Bible class, sparking the idea to create the depiction of the Easter story. Local Boy Scouts direct parking, and those unable to traverse the hillside terrain can listen to the pageant on their vehicle radios. Annual event, Sat before Easter, rain or shine (never canceled in 60 years). 325-446-3190. Chamber Web

Mar 30-31, 2024 - FIDDLE FEST WEEKEND: Llano, at John L Kuykendall Arena & Events Center, 2200 RR-152 West. 9:30a-5p. Performances and contests all weekend. Open fiddle contest Sat 9:30a with a $1,000 grand prize. Sat evening concert & dance. Easter Sun cowboy service, including breakfast, preachin' and live music performances. 325-247-5354. Chamber Web, Event Web

APRIL 2024



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Apr 4-7, 2024 - RIVER RETREAT: New Braunfels, at KL Ranch Camp & Cliffside. A music & camping festival showcasing the music birthed from 60's- 90's. With nightly costume pageants & contests, cleverly curated decorations, and live entertainment. Has all the nostalgia needed to enjoy weekend camping alongside the pristine Guadalupe River. Your days will be filled with food, beverage and unforgettable moments with your friends and neighbors splashing about in the river listening to tunes from a different time. As the sun settles, we bust out the bingo, trivia, and live music and carry on into the late night hours . Annual event. Rain or Shine. Tkt req'd. Presented by Splice Records & Saint Arnold Brewing Company. Web

Apr 6, 2024 - STEAM FAIR 2024: San Marcos, at San Marcos HS, Cafeteria, 2601 Rattler Road. 10a-1p. Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics have a place to be celebrated! Preparing students for jobs of tomorrow requires our community to take action today. In contrast, STEAM education was primarily focused toward computer-related disciplines. As technology has become a fundamental enabler in almost every business, a STEAM education has a focus on more than technology. STEAM is critical to our students becoming leaders of tomorrow. Participation adds your business to those encouraging our students to learn and grow for tomorrow's jobs. And it's free to participate! A successful exhibit has interaction with kids. We don't limit participation for companies or organizations that want to showcase how STEAM education translates into a successful productive employee. This is not a sales opportunity, it is an education opportunity. An opportunity for fun with our kids, parents and educators. Annual event. Parking: Free. Admission: Free. Event Web

Apr 6, 2024 - SPRING ANTIQUE TRACTOR PULL: Boerne, at AgriCultural Museum & Arts Center, City Park, 102 City Park Road. 10a-4p. Watch 50+ antique tractors as they compete to pull the heaviest weight the furthest distance. Cost: Donations appreciated. 210-445-1080. Web

Apr 6, 2024 - JONESTOWN CAJUN FEST: Jonestown, at Jones Brother's Park, 10301 Lakeside Dr, at the Lake Travis shore. 11a-7p. Features talented teams preparing their best gumbos, jambalayas, etouffees. Live zydeco music, parade, games, prizes, treats and FUN family activities. Food, beverages and vendor products for sale. Aiyeeee! Laissez les bon temps rouler y'all! Free annual event. Fee for cook-off entry for teams. Jennifer Sandoval, 512-267-7952, jennifer@northlaketravischamber.org, Chamber Web

Apr 8, 2024 - TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE: A rare meteorological event will occur when the moon aligns with the sun and earth causing a blackout on earth. The Texas Hill Country is in the precise projected moving path of this darkness. Details:
    • Local Hill Country Alliance HCA Website
    • American Astronomical Sociiety
    • Eve Safety
Community leaders in the Hill Country anticipate and have prepared for a massive influx of visitors who want to experience this rare phenomenon. The weekend days just prior to this Monday event, along with a few days afterwards, will be exceptionally busy. Local resources will be stressed and preparation is a must! Vehicle and people traffic, and demand at restaurants, gas stations, grocery stores, public facilities, and emergency services will be at a peak such that locals and visitors may not be able to access them as they would normally experience. Many retail outlets will have sold out and not expect replenishment for at least several days. Aside from emergency services (police, fire, EMS, health care), most government offices and many local businesses will be closed so as to not contribute to the stress. Significant vehicle traffic congestion may interrupt planned and emergency activity. Please plan accordingly!

Science Mill Apr 8, 2024 - TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE: Johnson City, at Science Mill, 101 S Lady Bird Lane. 10a-5p. The total solar eclipse happens on Monday, April 8, 2024. The moon will pass between the earth and the sun, but this time much closer to earth. The Science Mill is in the path of totality for the total solar eclipse, meaning the moon will completely block out the sun for 4 minutes beginning at 1:35 p.m. For more information about the Eclipse - visit www.johnsoncitytx.org/eclipse
Museum Open Fri-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 12-5pm, Mon 10am-5pm
Reserve your spot now by emailing: programs@sciencemill.org. Ages 0-2: free; 3-17 (or with student ID): $9.50; Adults 18-64: $11; Seniors (65+): $9; Military: HALF-PRICE admission for any active or retired military service member and up to 3 other family members with a valid military ID. Learning Lab $5
Sponsor Web, Event Web. 844-263-6405, info@sciencemill.org

Science Mill Apr 10, 2024 - HOMESCHOOL DAY: FORENSICS: Johnson City, at Science Mill, 101 S Lady Bird Lane. 10a-4p. This month, Homeschool Students will become STEM Detectives to conduct various investigations and solve mysteries around the Science Mill.
Museum Open Fri-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 12-5pm, Mon 10am-5pm
Reserve your spot now by emailing: programs@sciencemill.org. Ages 0-2: free; 3-17 (or with student ID): $9.50; Adults 18-64: $11; Seniors (65+): $9; Military: HALF-PRICE admission for any active or retired military service member and up to 3 other family members with a valid military ID. Learning Lab $5
Sponsor Web, Event Web. 844-263-6405, info@sciencemill.org

Apr 12-14, 2024 - TEXAS VINTAGE MOTORCYCLE FANDANGO: Fredericksburg, Fairgrounds at Gillespie County Fair Grounds, 530 Fair Dr on TX-16, 2 mi S of town. A vintage swap meet, vintage bike show, vintage chopper show, and vintage races all rolled into one fun-packed weekend. All day. Benefits the Optimist Club Of Fredericksburg. Victor Hugas, 956-535-0371. Venue Web, Event Web

Apr 12-14, 2024 - BLUEBONNET FESTIVAL: Burnet, at Downtown Square area, 229 S Pierce Avenue. Vendors open Fri & Sat 9a-6p, Sun 11a-3p. 200+ vendors, air show, rubber ducky races, grand parade, live music, street dances, carnival, kids activities, wiener dog races, dog house races, free chuck wagon breakfast Sun morning. 5K run, kid's fun run, Birding and Wildflower show, Bluebonnet Golf Tournament, Gunfighter's shoot out. Local entertainment during the day at main stage and Good old Texas bands for Sat night. Festival free, charge for Sat dance, derby, air show. Annual event. Web. Tammy Stephens, 512-756-4297, tammy@burnetchamber.org . See special Portal focus page on "Wildflowers in the Hill Country"

Apr 13, 2024 - HISTORIC HILLL FESTIVAL: Boerne, at Kuhlmann-King Historic Complex, 402 E Blanco Street. 10a-2p. Annual event. Celebration of local German culture and history. Tours of all local historic buildings; Oral histories of old Boerne School. Music, games, vendors, food, drinks available. Web, Facebook

Apr 19-20, 2024 - LLANO CRAWFISH OPEN: Llano, at Robinson City Park, 2 mi W of downtown at 2249 CR-152 on S side of Llano River. Sat: 11a, Sun: 11:30a. Great food (boiled crawfish, BBQ, jambalaya, sausage wraps, pulled pork sandwiches, fixings), live music, Sat night dance, charity golf tournament, 5K run, arts & crafts, motorcycle fun run, washer pitch'in tournament, crawfish team roping, crawfish crawler, special events and much more. Largest festival in Llano helps local charities. RV spaces. Annual event, rain or shine. Parking: Free. Admission: Free. 325-247-2270. Event Web, Chamber Web

Apr 20-21, 2024 - SPRING MODEL RAILROAD TRAIN SHOW: New Braunfels, at Civic Center, 375 S Castell Ave, exit 187 off IH-35. Sat 10a-5p, Sun 10a-4p. Kids get to be a Junior Engineer at our famous 'Kids Run the Trains' Layout. Extra large exhibit of Lego Trains. 7-9 additional large displays of traveling model railroads, of various scales. 60 vendors from Texas, and some from out of state, displaying on over 300 tables, for you to buy, sell, or swap. Hourly drawings for prizes, provided by our vendors and local sponsors. Silent Auction. Museum store with thousands of items available at low cost. Free ride ticket to the Landa Park Miniature Train for all children age 5 and under. Mini Food Court featuring snacks, beverages, and lunch selections. Admission: Adults (14 & Older): $10, Child (5-13): $2. Sponsored by the New Braunfels Railroad Museum. Jim Edmondson, 830-627-2447, Web

Apr 21, 2024 - DRIFTWOOD HERITAGE FESTIVAL: Driftwood, at Vista Brewing, 13551 FM-150 West. Noon-6p. Celebrate the culture and heritage of Driftwood. Live music, shop handmade products made by local artisans. Activities for kiddos including face painting, making a wildflower seed bomb and more. Meet our community partners to learn about dark sky practices, natural beekeeping, permaculture farming, water conservation and managing native habitats for pollinators and wildlife. Learn about the history of the Driftwood area, including the original William B Travis league of land and development of the town through last 150 years. Enjoy farm-to-table food, award-winner beer and local wines & ciders. Annual event. Rain or Shine. Parking & Admission: Free. Pre-Register. Hosted by the Driftwood Historical Conservation Society. 512-766-1842. Event Web

Apr 25-27, 2024 - RIATA ROUNDUP RODEO & BBQ COOK-OFF: Lampasas, at the 580 Sports Complex, 2351 FM-580. Annual event with rodeo, queen contest, dancing with live music, children's activities, concessions, barbecue cook-off. BYOB cooler ($10), no glass. Bring chairs. Food & retail vendors. Admission: Ticket required, Adults $20/night; Children 3-12: $10/p; Children 1-2: free. Military & 1st responders: Free on Friday only. 512-556-5172. Chamber Web; Event Web

Apr 26-27, 2024 - OUTDOOR WOMEN GONE WILD: Junction, at Rains Ranch, 6 mi S of town, on US-377 South. 8a-all day. Just for women, just for fun. Kayaking, archery, fly-fishing, didjeridoo-ing, team events, classes, arts & crafts, fellowship with 200 participants, and more. Annual event. Rain or Shine. Parking: Free. 325-446-3190. Event Web; Chamber Webchamber@junctiontexas.com

Apr 27, 2024 - WAGS TO RICHES: Burnet, at YMCA of Highland Lakes Galloway-Hammond, 1601 S Water Street. 5-9p. Fundraiser for Hill Country Humane Society. Live entertainment, live auction, silent auction, raffles, games. Meal catered Blue Corn Harvest: Ribeye Steak dinner, dessert. Unlimited wine (Fredericksburg wineries), beer, margaritas. Info & Tkt at https://hchstexas.com/. Benefits abused and abandoned animals. $160/p. Susan Krudwig, 210-683-6685, susan.krudwig@gmail.com

Apr 27, 2024 - PIE SOCIAL: Wimberley, at Wimberley Valley Museum, 14068 RR-12. 11a-3p. Best pie contest. Pie eating contest, pie auction, live music, quilt raffle, hot dogs. Annual event. Parking: free. Admission: Free. Sponsored by Wimberley Institute of Cultures, 512-965-2662. Event Web

Hill Country Arts Foundation Apr 27-28, 2024 - STONEHENGE CELTIC FESTIVAL & HIGHLAND GAMES: Ingram, at Hill Country Arts Foundation (HCAF), Point Theatre Complex, 120 Point Theatre Rd South. 9a-5p. World-class athletes will compete in nine events against a backdrop of food trucks, music and merchandise vendors. Song, dance, Scottish athletics, games, pipers, dancers, stone and wood carvers. Work shops for beginners. Celtic art, clothing and food vendors. Annual, free event. Event Web. 830-367-5121, Martin Burniston, 713-256-1173

Apr 27-28, 2024 - BERTRAM ART, HERB & WINE FESTIVAL: Bertram, downtown, Vaughan & Grange Streets. Sat: 10a-6p; Sun 11a-4p. A family-friendly event featuring handcrafted items from local vendors, artists, Texas wineries, breweries, herb specialists, food truck vendors, and musical entertainment. Informational seminars focused on art, herbs, wine. Live music. 5K Run. Family friendly. Outdoors. Sponsored by Bertram Chamber of Commerce. Free admission. Annual event. Outside. Web. Joan, 254-368-0246, joan@flanigansdistillery.com

Apr 30, 2024 - LENZ FEST LUNCHEON & STYLE SHOW: Fredericksburg, at St Mary's Holy Family Center, 304 W San Antonio Street. 11:30a-2p. Springtime festivities & Pioneer Spirit Award. Luncheon. Honors those whose contributions exemplify the Pioneer Spirit of Service. Seating is limited. Table sponsorships: $1250. Individual tickets: $100. 830-990-8441. Web

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May 1-4, 2024 - MAYFEST: Marble Falls, at Johnson Park, 230 Ave J, along the shore of Backbone Creek. 5p-midnight. Free admission concert, carnival rides (purchase ticket), washer pitching, live music, adult beverages, food & market vendors, and a ton of family fun. Saturday Market Day: Noon-10p. All activities outdoors. 830-693-2815. Chamber Web, Event Web

Wine May 4, 2024 - SAENGERFEST: New Braunfels, historic downtown, at 500 Main Plaza, on San Antonio Street. Noon-10p. Annual festival offers wine and beer tastings, and live music/entertainment. Live music on 2 stages. Wander the shops of historic downtown while listening to live music, sampling wine and craft beer from a variety of Texas-based vendors, participating in family-friendly activities, and munching on treats from local food trucks. New: Lil Saenger kids area with family-friendly activities & entertainment; the Kuhl Zone with space for guests to sit down and cool-off. Proceeds benefit Downtown Association and New Braunfels Parks Foundation. Admission: free. Wine and beer tickets and souvenir glasses can be purchased at event or pre-ordered online. 830-221-4277. Web

May 4, 2024 - ANTIQUE TRACTOR TRAIL RIDE: Kendalia. 8a. Brought to you by The Antique Tractor Club (AgriCultural Museum & Arts Center, City Park, 102 City Park Rd, Boerne). 10a-4p. Enjoy a leisurely drive along the back roads of Kendalia. Begin the day with coffee and doughnuts at the Kendalia Community Center & Library followed by a beautiful and peaceful drive down Edge Falls Road and loop back up Wengenroth Road. We'll stop for lunch back at Kendalia Community Center, then do another loop from there in the afternoon north of town. More details, maps and fees to come soon. Donations appreciated. 210-445-1080. Web

Science Mill May 8, 2024 - May Homeschool Day: Sustainable Futures: Johnson City, at Science Mill, 101 S Lady Bird Lane. 10a-4p. To close out the Homeschool Day Year, we will explore regenerative agriculture and learn about soil and plant science. We will also have our STEM Project Showcase in the lobby.
Museum Open Fri-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 12-5pm, Mon 10am-5pm
Reserve your spot now by emailing: programs@sciencemill.org. Ages 0-2: free; 3-17 (or with student ID): $9.50; Adults 18-64: $11; Seniors (65+): $9; Military: HALF-PRICE admission for any active or retired military service member and up to 3 other family members with a valid military ID. Learning Lab $5
Sponsor Web, Event Web. 844-263-6405, info@sciencemill.org

May 23-June 9, 2024 - KERRVILLE FOLK FESTIVAL: Kerrville, at Quiet Valley Ranch, 9 mi S of town on TX-16. Performances by 100+ singer songwriters and their bands. Interspersed between weekends are workshops in songwriting and booking and management for touring artists performance and recording. Draws 32 of the best of America's emerging songwriters. Award winners are recognized at a special concert on the second weekend. Bring your tent or RV. Camping is free with a ticket for 3 or more consecutive days. Campgrounds are famous for songwriters campfires, an internationally heralded feature of our festival since 1974. 830-257-3600. Web

May 24-26, 2024 - PRO RODEO MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND STAMPEDE RODEOS: Bandera, at Mansfield Park Rodeo Arena, 2886 TX-16 North. Gates open: 6p, Grand Entry: 8p. Come and see the top PRCA cowboys and cowgirls compete in sanctioned rodeos. Parade: Sat am. Annual event. Admission: Ticket required. Active military and veterans with valid ID: Free. 830-522-0054. Sponsor Web

May 24-26, 2024 - TEXAS MASTERS OF FINE ART & CRAFT INVITATIONAL EXHIBITION: Kerrville, at YO Ranch Resort Hotel, 2033 Sidney Baker. Fri-Sat: 10a-7p; Sun: 10a-5p. An indoor exhibition of 25 of the finest professional artists and craftspeople from all over Texas. Art on display will range from jewelry and metalwork to pottery, sculpture, paintings, gourd art, block prints, wood furniture and pyrography. Free, annual event. Dan & Linda Baker, 214-328-6382. Web

May 27, 2024 - MEMORIAL DAY STAMPEDE PARADE, & ARTS/CRAFTS DAYS: Bandera, at downtown, Main Street. 11a-Noon. Parade down Main Street, including longhorn cattle -- one of the most colorful parades of the year! Annual event. Parking: Free. Admission: Free. Event Web

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June 1, 2024 - OLD TOWN STREET FESTIVAL: Leander, 100 N Brushy, in charming Old Town District. All day. The street fills with local and national artisans offering handcrafted creations. Musical acts bring the stage to life, and family-friendly activities delight both adults and children. Food vendors provide both healthy and indulgent choices. Local and regional wineries and distilleries bring a special flair with a visit to the wine and beer tent. Free annual event. Chastidy Vernengo, 512-259-1907. Event Web

June 1, 2024 - COWBOYS & CAJUNS: Junction, at Courthouse lawn, downtown on 5th St between Main and College. Crawfish: 6p. Street dance: 8p-Midnight. Free, annual event. Live music, crawfish boil, Miss Kimble County Pageant. Bring lawn chairs. Cooler/Bottle Charge: $10. 325-446-3190, Chamber Web, Event Web

June 7-8, 2024 - BURNET COUNTY AREA FAIR: Burnet, at AgriLife Auditorium, 607 N Vandeveer Street. Highlights the country charm of the area and celebrates its many traditional activities, including gardening, canning, needlework, woodworking, quilting, cooking demonstrations and shop vendors. Includes Ice Cream Crank-off, 42 dominoes tournament, and motorcycle show. Vendor workshops. Live music. Roxanne Dunegan, 512-756-3059, Event Web

June 7-9, 2024 - LAKEFEST DRAG BOAT RACES: Marble Falls, Johnson Park & Lakeside Park, entrance at Yett & Main St, 305 Buena Vista Drive. 8a-5p. The Chamber turns Lake Marble Falls into a liquid quarter-mile "racetrack" and the banks of the lake into a wild boat race party. 120+ race boats. Beverage tents and food trucks. Coolers not allowed. Kid friendly. Ticket required. 830-693-2815. Chamber Web, Sponsor Web

June 8-9, 2024 - BLANCO LAVENDER FESTIVAL: Blanco, at Courthouse Square, 300 Main Street. Blanco is the Lavender Capital of Texas and holds a great "Lavender Festival" each June with vendors, displays, tours & entertainment. The entire town the surrounding countryside will be bathed in lavender during the Festival. The Lavender Market, on the grounds of the historic Blanco County Courthouse, is always a must-see highlight of the festival. Selected vendors and artists from across the Hill Country offer lavender-related pleasures and treasures from the finest craftsmen. Features speakers in the courthouse on growing and using lavender, general horticulture, geology, and more; live music in nearby Bindseil Park; and Texas food, wine, and beer in the Texas Made tent. Free admission. Sponsored by the Chamber, 830-833-5101. Web. See special Portal focus page on "All Things Lavender"

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July 4, 2024 - INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION: Comfort, at Historic Downtown District & Comfort Park at 403 TX-27, 4th & Main. 10a-3p. An All-American Independence Day celebration that's full of flag-waving family fun, floats, and delicious barbecue. Kid's Bike Parade: 9:30a. Main Parade in the Historic District: 10a. Beginning at 11a: Comfort Park activities include a Texas-style barbecue lunch (11a-1:30p); Miss Comfort Court Pageant: Noon at the Park Gazebo; live music; vendors; games for all ages; Red-White-Blue pie baking contest; arts & crafts. In town shops, eateries & wineries will be open. Free parking & admission. Annual event. Rose Burckhardt, 830-995-3131, Chamber Web, Event Web

July 4, 2024 - 4TH OF JULY PARADE & PATRIOTIC PROGRAM: New Braunfels, at Main Plaza. Parade at 9:15-11a. Old-Time 4th parade & program, a march back in time to small-town charm, simple pleasures, and wholesome fun. Parade begins at Castell & Bridge, turns onto San Antonio St, goes around Main Plaza, and ends at the intersection of Seguin Ave and Zink Street. Sponsored by the City and Sophienburg Museum and Archives. 830-629-1572. Web

July 13-14, 2024 - PETFEST: New Braunfels, at Civic & Convention Center, 375 S Castell Avenue. Sat 10a-5p, Sun 11a-4p. Sponsored by Hill Country Conferences. You don't want to miss this celebration of pets and their people! tons of fun for PETS (and the whole family)! Bring a blanket/chair and make a whole day out of it! Kids of All Ages, from One to One Hundred will find plenty to bark about. Join us for a day filled with fun for pets and the whole family including pet contests, animal demonstrations, and all of the area's best for pets! Bring your well-behaved furry (or scaly) friends for a paws-itively, fur-tastic day with sample treats, food, accessories, toys and lots of free wag bag swag! Annual event. Indoors. Parking: Free. Admission: Adult: $10, Military/Senior: $7, Children 12 and under: free. 830-488-7814, Event Web

July 25-28, 2024 - SIZZLER DISC GOLF TOURNAMENT: Junction. Top-O-Texas shot off of Lovers Leap on Loop 481 (Scenic View).... is where you meet to enter the competition to throw a disc into the basket at the bottom of the bluff. Sponsored by Junction Tourism, Disc Golf and Lions Club. Cost:$5/p; you do not have to be entered in the Disc Golf Tournament. Prize is the Disc Golf Freezer/Sizzler truck. These courses have 18 baskets each and located on both sides of Llano River in City and County Parks and at Junction Golf Club (ball golf) on FM-2169. Scenic parks have sidewalks, picnic areas, playgrounds, volleyball, basketball, restrooms and lots of shade from large pecan trees. Annual event. Hoyt Moss, 325-446-5087. Event Web

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Aug 9-10, 2024 - RODEO, PARADE ON MAIN, DANCE, CAR SHOW, CLASS REUNIONS WEEKEND: Junction. Nathan Tonne, 254-212-9160, Chamber Web
Hill Country Fair Associations Summer Classic Rodeo & Dance: Fri & Sat at Hill Country Fairgrounds, FM-2169. Gates: 6p, Rodeo: 7p. Dance under the stars each night after rodeo. Admission: Rodeo and Dance tickets: Adults: $10; Children: $6. Rodeo Event Web, Sponsor Facebook
Parade: Sat, downtown, Main Street. 10-11a
Martin Memorial Open Antique Car Show: Sat, at Kimble County Courthouse Square, 501 Main Street. 8a. Admission: Free. 325-446-5658. Event Web
Class Reunions: All weekend, various locations

Aug 14-17, 2024 - HEART OF TEXAS HONKY TONK FESTIVAL: Brady, at Ed Davenport Civic Center, 816 San Angelo Highway6p-midnight. Live bands each night. Annual event. Ticket required (Free to $25/day). Heart of Texas Music Association, 325-597-1895. Event Web, Sponsor Web

Aug 17-18, 2024 - UP & BACK KAYAK/CANOE BOAT RACE: Junction, on S Llano River. 9a-9p. Includes kids' race. Begin at Junction City Park Dam, up the South Llano River to the First Crossing, flip your boat around and paddle back down to dam. Completing this jaunt qualifies participants to place their name in for a cash prize. You don't have to finish in first place - just finish in a timely manner (the same day). Hoyt Moss at 325-446-6565. Chamber Web

Aug 31, 2024 - KIMBLE KOUNTY LABOR DAY CELEBRATION, BBQ COOK-OFF & KOW KICK FAMILY FUN FESTIVAL: Junction, at Junction City Park along S Llano River, off Loop-481, along the banks of the Llano River in Junction underneath the cool shade of age old pecan trees. Annual event with arts, crafts, and music. Labor Day Celebration offers relaxing fun, food and entertainment for all ages with all interests. Annual Kow Kick BBQ Cook-Off: Event is a sanctioned State Championship. Contestants face-off to prove who has best brisket, pork spareribs, chicken, beans. Also kids cook-off. 325-446-3190. Web

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Sep 27-29, 2024 - FRONTIER DAYS: Harper, at Community Park, 151 N Park St, off US-290. Team roping, washer pitching, 42 tournament, kids fishing, parade, BBQ dinner, rodeo. Web

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Oct 19, 2024 - DIA DE LOS MUERTOS FESTIVAL - NEW BRAUNFELS: New Braunfels, at Downtown, 500 Main Plaza. Noon-10p. Community festival Hispanic culture in New Braunfels. Two stages with live music, face painting is an integral part of Dia de Los Muertos and we will have two dedicated face painting stations with a ton of talented artists on hand to transform your look. There is something for everyone at this festival, especially the kiddos! Special area just for kids with games, activities, and craft making. Food, beer, art and crafts, food jewelry, decorations, food, clothing, accessories. Annual event. Admission: Free. Event Web. Mary Ann Labowski, 830-515-0169, nbdiadelosmuertos@gmail.com

Oct 26, 2024 - BOERNE BOO!: Boerne, downtown, at the Patrick Heath Public Library, 451 N Main Street. 4-7p. A Spooktacular Event. A fall festival hosted each year around Halloween by the City of Boerne. Join us for a ghastly good time at this free family-friendly event with arts and crafts, trick or treating, bounce houses, carnival games, food trucks, music, and of course lots of candy and prizes! To top off all the fun, there is a costume contest for kids, adults and new category by popular demand... pets, so be sure to come dressed to impress! Free. 830-248-1635. Event Web

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Hill Country Arts Foundation Nov 1-3, 2024 - TEXAS STATE ARTS & CRAFTS FAIR: Kerrville, at Hill Country Arts Foundation (HCAF), 120 Point Theatre Rd S, TX-39. Fri: 6-9p, Sat: 10a-5p, Sun: 10a-4p. A family-friendly event featuring two days of juried art, gourmet food, live music, craft beer and activities for all ages. Families can visit the Arts Exploration Zone to participate in a variety of fun activities. Kids and adults also will be treated to interactive demonstrations by artists and crafters. Against a backdrop of beautiful Guadalupe River, 5,000+ visitors are expected to enjoy this event. 120+ artists, musicians and demonstrators, plus gourmet food, craft beer, live music, activities and art demonstrations for all ages. Annual event. Parking: Free. Admission: Adults: $10; Students & kids under 12: Free. 830-367-5121, Event Web, Host Web

Nov 1-10, 2024 - WURSTFEST: New Braunfels, at Landa Park, 178 Landa Park Drive. Annual celebration rich in German culture and full of Texas fun! Salute to sausage. njoy good food, music, dancing, exciting carnival rides and games, German, Texan and domestic beer, special events and the finest in Alpine and Bavarian Style Entertainment. Texas version of Munich's Oktoberfest. 830-625-9167. Web

Nov 23, 2024 - RUN, BIKE, PADDLE HILL COUNTRY CHALLENGE TRIATHLON: Junction. 9a. The Hill Country Challenge brought to you by the City of Junction. Awards. Annual event. 325-446-3190, Chamber Web; Event Web, Hoyt Moss 325-446-5087, hoyt.moss@yahoo.com

Nov 30, 2024 - CHRISTMAS IN COMFORT: Comfort. 10a-9p. 130+ arts & crafts booths, food court, holiday activities. Shops decorated for Christmas & brimming with gifts. Live Music. Weinachten Lichter (Christmas Lights) Parade at 7p, and Fireworks Display. Library book sale. Visit from Santa for photos. Free annual event. No pets. 830-995-3131. Chamber Web, Event Web

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Dec 7, 2024 - WEIHNACHTS PARADE: Boerne, at Main Plaza Park, 100 N Main Street. 6p. Annual parade is a beloved Christmas tradition in Boerne dating back more than 30 years. Runs along historic and charming Main Street. Bring the whole family for this fun event. Parade will run from North St to Hosack 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 out your space to take it all in. Free annual event. 830-248-1543. Web
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