August

AUSTIN: Through Jan. 27, 2019 “Rodeo! The Exhibition” Experience the excitement of rodeos from around the state with this dy­namic and comprehensive exhibition. Gain an insider’s perspective on what makes rodeo an integral part of Texas history and imagine you’re in the heart of the arena with classic artifacts spanning decades, immersive multi­media experiences, tactile activities, and first-person interviews highlighting the per­sonal relationship Texans have with rodeo traditions. See how five of the largest Texas rodeos and stock shows bring crowds and competitors from all parts of the world to­gether, and explore the origins of rodeos and lasting legacy of youth education, communi­ty involvement, and historic preservation. Bullock Texas State History Museum, 1800 N. Congress Ave. thestoryoftexas.com 512-463-6485

AUSTIN: July 11-Sept. 2 Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” This “tale as old as time” fol­lows Belle, a book-smart and adventurous young woman, and Beast, a formerly dashing young prince cursed by an enchantress. If the Beast cannot learn to love and be loved in re­turn, he and his household including Lumiere, Cogsworth, Mrs. Potts, and Chip will be trapped forever under the spell. ZACH The­atre, 202 S. Lamar Blvd. zachtheatre.org 512-476-0541

AUSTIN: Aug. 4 White Linen Night The ticketed block party will feature bites from some of Austin’s favorite restaurants as well as wine and beer pairings, benefiting Austin Food & Wine Alliance. Second Street District, 214 Guadalupe St. 2ndstreetdistrict.com

AUSTIN: Aug. 18 Bat Fest Celebrate the 1.5 million Mexican free-tailed bats who emerge from under the bridge at dusk at the 14th annual festival. Congress Ave Bridge, 100 S. Congress Ave. roadwayevents.com

AUSTIN: Aug. 18-19 City-Wide Garage Sale Enjoy this vintage, collectible, and an­tique market. Palmer Events Center, 900 Bar­ton Springs Road. cwgs.com

AUSTIN: Aug. 22 Snap Judgment LIVE! The public radio show and podcast returns to the Paramount this summer for live storytell­ing from the nation’s top narrators—garnering national attention for the selection of nonfic­tion that straps audiences into an audio roller­coaster. Paramount Theatre, 713 Congress Ave. austintheatre.org

AUSTIN: Aug. 25 Austin Pride Festival & Parade The largest annual LGBTQ advoca­cy and fundraising event in Central Texas. Fiesta Gardens, 2101 Jesse E. Segovia St. austinpride.org

AUSTIN: Aug. 25-26 POP Cats Cat lovers, get ready to paw-ty during this two-day conven­tion celebrating adorable felines, art, and pop culture. Humans can shop, learn, adopt, play, and connect with the spirited cat community. The event features a curated line-up of cat-centric speakers and presentations from feline experts and influencers, as well as artists and vendors from Texas and around the world—all joining to­gether to celebrate the splendor of cats and the humans that love them. Austin Humane Society will be onsite with adorable kitties looking for their forever home. Guests can also bring their own cats to enjoy a custom-de­signed playground. Palmer Events Center, 900 Barton Springs Road. popcats.org

AUSTIN: Aug. 28-Sept. 3 Out of Bounds Comedy Festival Comedians from around the country show Austinites their comedy chops. Various locations, 617 Congress Ave. outofboundscomedy.com

BANDERA: Aug. 8,11, 18, 25 Bandera Cat­tle Company Gunfighters Experience the excitement of the Wild West with the award-winning Bandera Cattle Company Gunfighters, re-creating shootouts and daily life of the Old West. Shows are at high noon and 2 p.m. Bandera Visitors Center, 126 SH 16. banderacowboycapital.com 830-796-3045

BANDERA: Aug. 4 Bandera Market Days Arts and crafts vendors in downtown Bande­ra. Bandera County Courthouse Lawn, 500 Main St. banderacowboycapital.com 830-796-3045

BANDERA: Aug. 4, 11, 18, 25 Cowboys on Main Every Saturday expect to see and inter­act with a sample of the Old West cowboy lifestyle on Bandera Main Street. banderacowboycapital.com 830-796-3045

BANDERA: Aug. 4 The Old Timers Trad­ing Post Meet local artists and artisans. The Old Timer, 14178 SH 16 N. banderacowboycapital.com 830-796-3045

BANDERA: Aug. 7 Cowboy Capital Opry Grand Old Opry-style entertainment is host­ed by Gerry and Harriet Payne with refresh­ments and door prizes. Silver Sage Commu­nity Center, 803 Buck Creek. banderacowboycapital.com 830-796-3045

BANDERA: Aug. 16 Third Thursday Cow­boy Camp Pickers who play cowboy, Texas, or Western swing music are welcome to sit in at this free event. Public welcome. Bandera Bev­erage Barn RV Park, 1407 SH 16 N. banderacowboycapital.com 830-796-3045

BANDERA: Aug. 19-26 Buck Sloan’s Musi­cian Reunion Bring chairs, camping sup­plies, snacks, and fans if you have one. Enjoy a community dinner every evening around 5 p.m. Come prepared to have lots of fun listening to music, playing music, or dancing. Mansfield Park, 300 Seventh St. banderacowboycapital.com 830-796-3045

BERTRAM: Aug. 31-Sept. 1 Oatmeal Festival The 41st annual event includes food and craft vendors, games, a fun run, a horse trail ride, pet and grand parades, an oatmeal drop flyover, a bake-off, music, dance, and a vintage movie theater. Downtown Bertram. oatmealfestival.org 512-244-6357

BOERNE: Aug. 11-12 Boerne Market Days Since 1850, Main Plaza has been a center point of trade for the people of Boerne. In the present day, on the second weekend of every month, Main Plaza is home to a magi­cal outdoor market that blends the traditions of the Texas Hill Country with the creations of today’s culture. Hundreds of festive booths display everything from collectibles and remembrances of the past to modern in­novations that will bring a smile of wonder to those who stroll past. Scrumptious food and captivating music top the experience and delight the senses. Boerne Main Plaza, 100 N. Main. visitboerne.org

BOERNE: Aug. 11, 25 Hot Rod Night Hot Rod Saturday Nights are reminiscent of old-fashioned Americana street parties—a gathering place for old and new friends. Soda Pops, 103 N. Main. visitboerne.org

BOERNE: Aug. 11 Kuhlmann-King Muse­um Tour Located behind Boerne City Hall, the Kuhlmann-King house gives the public the opportunity to step back in time to see what a historic Boerne home looked like “way back when.” Historic Kuhlmann-King House, 402 E. Blanco Road. visitboerne.org

BOERNE: Aug. 17 Movies in the Park Come out early, pick your spot, get a movie snack or two, and enjoy free entertainment be­fore each movie. Kicking off the summer sea­son, this movie showing features “The Little Mermaid.” Festivities begin at 7:30 p.m., and the movie begins at dark. Boerne City Lake Park, 1 City Lake Road. visitboerne.org

BURNET: Aug. 11 Summer Concert Series Texas country artist Pat Green in concert. Haley Nelson Ampitheater, 301 Garden Trails Drive. cityofburnet.com

COMFORT: Aug. 14 Music in the Park Outdoor music featuring The Sarah Pierce Band. Cold non-alcoholic beverages provided. Bring lawn chairs. Comfort Park, 423 Main St. comfort-texas.com 830-995-3131

DRIPPING SPRINGS: Aug. 3-4 Hill Coun­try Rally for Kids Barbecue Kickoff One of the best parts of the rally is the IBCA-sanctioned barbecue competition, featuring $6,000 in prizes with several cate­gories to compete in, including brisket, beans, and chicken. There is overnight camping and hookup facilities for your trailer and gear. Camp Ben McCulloch, 18301 FM 1826. hcrally.com/bbq-cookoff

FREDERICKSBURG: Aug. 3 First Friday Art Walk Fredericksburg Tour fine art gal­leries offering special exhibits, demonstrations, refreshments, and extended viewing hours the first Friday of every month. Various locations. ffawf.com 830-997-6523

FREDERICKSBURG: Aug. 4 Texas Ranger Day Honoring those who have served and those still commissioned with a two-part event featuring historians and educational programs, including Ranger Camp re-enactments and cannon firing. Texas Rangers Heritage Center, 1618 E. Main. trhc.org 830-990-1192

FREDERICKSBURG: Aug. 7-8, 25-26 Live Pari-Mutuel Horse Racing Fun for the whole family featuring a full slate of live quarter horse and thoroughbred races. Gillespie County Fairgrounds, 530 Fair Drive. gillespiefair.com 830-997-2359

FREDERICKSBURG: Aug. 10-19 “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” The hit Broad­way musical is performed with a live orchestra in this Tony-winning musical adaptation of the famous comic strip. Presented by Freder­icksburg Theater Company. Steve W. Shep­herd Theater, 1668 US 87. fredericksburgtheater.org 830-997-3588

FREDERICKSBURG: Aug. 12 PCAA Con­cert in the Park This month’s free Sunday evening concert features Weldon Henson. Bring your chairs, eats, and drinks. Marktplatz, 100 block of West Main. fredericksburgfestivals.com 830-997-8515

FREDERICKSBURG: Aug. 17-19 Freder­icksburg Trade Days Shop more than 400 vendors in seven barns, featuring acres of antiques, a biergarten, live music, and more. 55 Sunday Farms Lane. fbgtradedays.com 830-990-4900

FREDERICKSBURG: Aug. 23-26 Gillespie County Fair & Parade Agricultural, livestock and home skills displays at the 130th annual event. Horse racing, concerts, dances, carnival, and midway all at the oldest continuously run­ning fair in Texas. Parade starts at 10 a.m. on Friday on Main Street. Gillespie County Fair­grounds, 530 Fair Drive. gillespiefair.com 830-997-2359

FREDERICKSBURG: Aug. 31-Sept. 1 Vereins Quilt Guild Show The 10th biennial judged show, “Rhapsody in Blue,” features 100 quilts, old-fashioned bed turning, vendors, a boutique, scissor sharpening, a tea room, do­nation quilt, and more. Fredericksburg United Methodist Church, 1800 N. Llano. vereinsquiltguild.org 701-371-8719

GEORGETOWN: Aug. 10, 17, 24, 31 Music on the Square Dance on over to Georgetown for a free concert on Friday nights from June through August. As long as the weather per­mits, the music kicks off at 6:30 p.m. with the last song fading out at 8:30 p.m. Grab your friends, take some food to go from one of the local spots, and settle in for an experience that is bound to be music to your ears. Downtown Square, 710 S. Main St. visit.georgetown.org 800-436-8696

HUNT: Aug. 4, 11, 18, 25; Sept. 1 Criders Rodeo & Dance Hall Rodeo, live music, and dancing, every Saturday from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Criders Rodeo & Dance Hall, 2310 SH 39. cridersrodeoanddance.com 830-238-4441

INGRAM: Aug. 10-Sept. 21 “Altars and Icons” Art Exhibit Artist’s impressions of myths, legends, and their source of inspiration. Hill Country Arts Foundation, 120 Point The­atre Road. hcaf.com 830-367-5120

INGRAM: Aug. 10-25 “The Odd Couple” Female Version Unger and Madison are at it again. Instead of the poker party that begins the original version, Ms. Madison has invited the girls over for an evening of Trivial Pursuit. Hill Country Arts Foundation, 120 Point The­atre Road. hcaf.com 830-367-5121

JOHNSON CITY: Aug. 25 Johnson City Art Walk All galleries open for visitation and enjoyment from 4 to 8 p.m. Adult beverages and snacks provided. Nugent Avenue and Main Street. lbjcountry.com 830-868-7684

JOHNSON CITY: Aug. 25-26 Market Days Local artisans sell handmade items, bakery goods, jewelry, plants, and food. City Park, US 290 and Avenue G. lbjcountry.com 830-868-7684

KERRVILLE: Aug. 3 Kerrville Farmers Market-Downtown A producer-only market offering a variety of locally sourced produce, meat, eggs, bread, cheese, beer, wine, and more. Dallas Daughtry Boardwalk Pavilion, 805 Water St. kerrvillefarmersmarket.com 830-928-4261

KERRVILLE: Aug. 3 Movies in the Park Load up the car and bring the kids, blankets, chairs, and flashlights for a free evening outside at the movies. Kerrville-Schreiner Park, 2385 Bandera Hwy. kerrvilletx.gov 830-257-7300

KERRVILLE: Aug. 3 Chamber of Com­merce Business Expo & Car Show See a showcase of more than 100 vendors, the third annual custom car show, food booths and trucks, and bring the kids to enjoy the kid’s zone. Hill Country Youth Event Center, 3785 SH 27. kerrvilletx.com 830-896-1155

KERRVILLE: Aug. 10 Movies in the Park Load up the car and bring the kids, blankets, chairs, and flashlights for a free evening outside at the movies. Louise Hays Park, 202 Thompson Drive. kerrvilletx.gov 830-257-7300

KERRVILLE: Aug. 17-Sept. 2 “Glitter Girls” Playwright Mark Dunn, creator of the popular comedy “Five Tellers Dancing in the Rain,” has penned a brand new southern comedy that he describes as “Steel Magno­lias” meets “Survivor.” Playhouse 2000 VK Garage Theater, 305 Washington St. playhouse2000.com 830-896-9393

KERRVILLE: Aug. 18 Back to School Bash At this free community event, enjoy bounce houses, food, a cake walk, music, face paint­ing, and more. Salvation Army Kroc Center, 201 Holdsworth Drive. kerrvillekroc.org 830-315-5762

KERRVILLE: Aug. 18 Kerrville Kids Off- Road Triathlon Ages pre-K through 18 will swim, bike, and run at the 23rd annual event. Distances are designed for your average kid; perfect for first-time participants. Singing Wind Park, 2112-2116 Singing Wind Drive. kerrvilletx.gov 830-257-7300

KERRVILLE: Aug. 18 Wet N’ Wag Bring your swimsuit and four-legged friend to the olympic-size pool to enjoy a refresh­ing afternoon swim. Current proof of rabies vaccination is required upon registration. Kerrville Municipal Pool, 601 Olympic Drive. kerrvillekroc.org 830-257-7300

KERRVILLE: Aug. 25-26 Hill Country Gun Show Sales of guns, ammo, and more. All prodeeds go to local veterans. Hill Country Veterans Center, 411 Meadowview. doehill6679@gmail.com 830-315-3101

KERRVILLE: Aug. 31-Sept. 2 Kerrville Fall Music Festival A three-day event that combines camping, music, and the best Texas wines and beers. Quiet Valley Ranch, 3876 Medina Hwy. kerrville-music.com 830-257-3600

KYLE: Aug. 11 Kyle Market Days On the second Saturday of the month, local vendors sell arts and crafts, and farm-to-market items, plus live music and more. City Square Park, 101 S. Burleson. cityofkyle.com/recreation 512-262-3939

LAMPASAS: Aug. 4-5 Lampasas Trade Days Come meet the artists and craftsmen who create one-of-a-kind items. Merchandise includes antiques, collectibles, quilts, crafts, folk and fine art, and home furnishings. Marigold’s Antiques & More, 2646 US 190. marigoldsantiques.com 512-734-1294

LAMPASAS: Aug. 21 Texas Legato Winery Crawfish Boil All-you-can-eat Cajun-style crawfish, corn, potatoes, sausage, bread pudding with bourbon sauce, and brisket are served during this annual event. Annual Crawfish Boil, 2935 FM 1478. texaslegatowinery.net

LLANO: Aug. 24-26 The Peddler Show + Hill Country Hunting Expo A his and hers weekend in Central Texas, located inside the 25,000-square-foot, air conditioned event center just west of Llano. John L. Kuykendall Events Center, 2249 RR 152. llanochamber.org

NEW BRAUNFELS: Through Jan. 31, 2019 “War Stories: New Braunfels in World War I” Presented as part of the commemo­ration of the 100th Anniversary of America’s role in WWI. New Braunfels’ uniquely Ger­man character compelled its citizens to re­spond with fervor once America was at war with Germany. Exhibits feature artifacts from the Sophienburg’s rich collections— posters, photographs, uniforms, and other historical objects to showcase events, indi­viduals and ideology during 1914-1919—as well as touch on the lasting impact of The Great War on America and on this German community. Sophienburg Museum & Ar­chives, 401 W. Coll St. sophienburg.com 830-629-1572

NEW BRAUNFELS: Aug. 3-5 Lone Star Gourd Festival Features award-winning gourd artists and their art, American Gourd Society sanctioned competition, gourd art sales and supplies, raffle, live demonstrations, and kids’ make-and-take on Saturday and Sun­day. Classes are available prior to the start of the festival. New Braunfels Convention Cen­ter, 375 Castell Ave. texasgourdsociety.org 337-376-9690

OZONA: Through Sept. 30 “Vintage Hat Happenings” With hats dating to the early 19th century, this exhibit treats visitors to a variety of hats, travel cases, and boxes as well as other accessories used by many of the early pioneers of the area and their ancestors. Crockett County Museum, 404 11th St. ozonamuseum.com 325-392-2837

SONORA: Aug. 10-11 Sonora Outlaw Rodeo & Sutton County Days Enjoy Friday and Saturday night rodeos, a Saturday night dance to Radney Foster, a Saturday morning parade, arts and crafts vendors, food vendors, children’s activities, and a 5K. Sutton County Park & Arena, 1700 N. Crockett. sonoratexas.org

STONEWALL: Aug. 11-12, 18-19, 25-26 Grape Stomp at Pedernales Cellars Celebrate the grape harvest by stomping grapes, listening to live music, and enjoying award-winning wines. Pedernales Cellars, 2916 Upper Albert Road. pedernalescellars.com 830-644-2037

STONEWALL: Aug. 25-26 Grape Stomp at Becker Vineyards Celebrating the end of grape harvest, barrels are cut in half and filled with grapes to stomp. Becker Vineyards, 464 Becker Farms Road. beckervineyards.com 830-644-2681

STONEWALL: Aug. 27 President Lyndon B. Johnson’s 110th Birthday The public is invited to participate in this free event com­memorating LBJ’s birthday. Check in at the Visitor Center first for information on the day’s activities. Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site, 199 Park Road 52. tpwd.state.tx.us/state-parks/lyndon-b-johnson 830-644-2252

UVALDE: Aug. 3-5 Hotter ’N Hell 100- Mile Yard Sale Castroville on the East; Brackettville on the West. Start at either end but don’t miss a stop along the way at Uvalde, Knippa, Sabinal, D’Hanis, and Hondo. US 90. visituvalde.com

UVALDE: Aug. 31.-Sept. 2 PalominoFest & Pro Rodeo Labor Day Weekend Cele­bration Enjoy a rodeo, carnival, food booths, and live music. Uvalde Country Fairplex. uvaldecountyfairplex.com

WIMBERLEY: Aug. 4 Market Days The oldest outdoor market in the Texas Hill Country features more than 450 booths filled with unique treasures. Plenty of food, drinks, and live entertainment make it a shopper’s delight. Lions Field, 601 FM 2325. shopmarketdays.com 512-847-2201

WIMBERLEY: Aug. 2-11 Shakespeare Under the Stars: “Romeo and Juliet” Shakespeare’s classic love story told under the stars. EmilyAnn Theatre and Gardens, 1101 FM 2325. emilyann.org

WIMBERLEY: Aug. 11 Second Saturday Gallery Trail The art galleries in and around the Wimberley Square invite you to come early and stay late for wine, light bites, and an art-filled evening. Various locations, 100 Wimber­ley Square. gallerytrail.com 512-722-6032

 

July

AUSTIN: Through Jan. 27, 2019 “Rodeo! The Exhibition” Experience the excitement of rodeos from around the state with this dy­namic and comprehensive exhibition. Gain an insider’s perspective on what makes rodeo an integral part of Texas history and imagine you’re in the heart of the arena with classic artifacts spanning decades, immersive multi­media experiences, tactile activities, and first-person interviews highlighting the per­sonal relationship Texans have with rodeo traditions. See how five of the largest Texas rodeos and stock shows bring crowds and competitors from all parts of the world to­gether, and explore the origins of rodeos and lasting legacy of youth education, community involvement, and historic preservation. Bullock Texas State History Museum, 1800 N. Congress Ave. thestoryoftexas.com 512-463-6485

AUSTIN: June 20-July 22 “Heisenberg” Amidst the crowds of a London train station, Georgie, a delightfully quirky woman, spots Alex, a much older man, and impulsively plants a kiss on his neck. This electric en­counter thrusts these two strangers into a fascinating game of love that is never what it seems. In the Heisenberg Uncertainty Prin­ciple, the closer you get to something the less you know about it, and such is the case for the uncertain and often-comical sparring match that is Georgie and Alex’s need to truly connect with each other. ZACH The­atre, Kleberg Stage, 202 S. Lamar Blvd. zachtheatre.org 512-476-0541

AUSTIN: July 4 H-E-B Austin Symphony July 4th Concert & Fireworks Music and fireworks over Lady Bird Lake. Vic Mathias Shores, 900 W. Riverside Drive. austinsymphony.org 512-476-6064

AUSTIN: July 4 Hill Country Galleria In­dependence Day Celebration Shopping, music, barbecue, fireworks, and fun for the whole family. Hill Country Galleria, 12700 Hill Country Blvd. hillcountrygalleria.com 512-263-0001

AUSTIN: July 4 Willie Nelson’s 4th of July Picnic Willie Nelson returns to the Circuit of the Americas for his annual picnic and music fest. Circuit of The Americas, 9201 Circuit of the Americas Blvd. thecircuit.com 512-655-6255

AUSTIN: July 6, 13, 20, 27 Bullock Muse­um’s “Music under The Star” Series The Bullock Museum hosts its annual free concert series every Friday in July. Bullock Texas State History Museum, 1800 Congress Ave. thestoryoftexas.com 512-936-4632

AUSTIN: July 11-Sept. 2 Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” This “tale as old as time” fol­lows Belle, a book-smart and adventurous young woman, and Beast, a formerly dashing young prince cursed by an enchantress. If the Beast cannot learn to love and be loved in re­turn, he and his household including Lumiere, Cogsworth, Mrs. Potts, and Chip will be trapped forever under the spell. ZACH The­atre, 202 S. Lamar Blvd. zachtheatre.org 512-476-0541

AUSTIN: July 21-22 Body Mind Spirit Expo This expo focuses on advancements in spiritual awakening with like-minded souls. Palmer Events Center, 900 Barton Springs Road. bmse.net 541-482-3722

AUSTIN: July 21-22 City-Wide Garage Sale Enjoy this vintage, collectible, and an­tique market. Palmer Events Center, 900 Bar­ton Springs Road. cwgs.com

AUSTIN: June 28 Daryl Hall & John Oates in Concert with Train This marks the first time legendary duo Hall & Oates will tour to­gether with fellow award-winning hitmakers Train. Fans can expect full sets from both, followed by a show-stopping joint set. Frank Erwin Center, 1701 Red River St. uterwincenter.com

BANDERA: July 3 Cowboy Capital Opry Grand Old Opry-style entertainment hosted by Gerry and Harriet Payne. Refreshments and door prizes. Silver Sage Community Center, 803 Buck Creek. banderacowboycapital.com 830-796-3045

BANDERA: July 4 Lakehills 4th of July Parade The parade begins at St. Victor Church, followed by a barbecue chicken and sausage plate at the Lakehills American Legion starting at noon. Enjoy live country music in the pavilion. St. Victor Chapel, Park Road 37. banderacowboycapital.com 830-796-3045

BANDERA: July 6, 13, 20 Bandera Sum­mer Rodeo At these Friday night summer ro­deos, events include bullriding, mini bulls, team roping, tie-down roping, No. 10 roping, open roping, break-away roping, open barrels, junior barrels, and, of course, mutton bustin’. Mansfield Park Rodeo Arena, 2886 SH 16 N. banderacowboycapital.com

BANDERA: July 7, 14, 21, 28 Bandera Cattle Company Gunfighters Experience the excitement of the Wild West with the award-winning Bandera Cattle Company Gunfighters, re-creating shootouts and daily life of the Old West. Shows are at high noon and 2 p.m. Bandera Visitors Center, 126 SH 16 S. banderacowboycapital.com 830-796-3045

BANDERA: July 7, 14, 21, 28 Bandera Mar­ket Days Arts and crafts vendors in downtown Bandera. Bandera County Courthouse Lawn, 500 Main St. banderacowboycapital.com 830-796-3045

BANDERA: July 7, 14, 21, 28 Cowboys on Main Every Saturday expect to see and interact with a sample of the Old West cowboy lifestyle on Bandera Main Street. Cowboys on Main, Main Street. banderacowboycapital.com 830-796-3045

BANDERA: July 7 The Old Timers Trad­ing Post Meet local artists and artisans. The Old Timer, 14178 SH 16 N. banderacowboycapital.com 830-796-3045

BANDERA: July 19 Third Thursday Cow­boy Camp Pickers who play cowboy, Texas, or Western swing music are welcome to sit in at this free event. Public welcome. Bande­ra Beverage Barn RV Park, 1407 SH 16 N. banderacowboycapital.com 830-796-3045

BANDERA: July 27 Texas Heroes Hall of Honor The Frontier Times Museum cele­brates the National Day of the American Cowboy by inducting great Texans into their Texas Heroes Hall of Honor. Frontier Times Museum, 510 13th St. banderacowboycapital.com 830-796-3045

BLANCO: July 1 Arts in the Park Enjoy a free concert series featuring music represent­ing all interests, from blues and gospel to Western and El Tule. Food will be available to purchase from local restaurants. Bring your chairs, your tapping shoes, and enjoy an eve­ning under the stars. Bindseil Park, Pecan Street. blancochamber.com 410-463-4076

BLANCO: July 1 Blanco’s Arts in the Park Independence Day Celebration Celebrate Independence Day early with free, live music: USAF band ensemble “Velocity” will perform under the shade of Bindseil Park’s beautiful oak trees. Bring a chair or blanket and a picnic and enjoy an afternoon in the park. Bindseil Park, 300 Pecan St. visitblancotexas.com 830-833-5101

BOERNE: July 3, 17, 31 Abendkonzerte The Boerne Village Band is the longest con­tinuously playing German band in the world outside of Germany. Concert regulars come early to grab their favorite spot at the Plaza, to hear the oom pah pah of their favorite tunes, and watch the kids do the chicken dance. Bring lawn chairs, blankets, and picnics. Boerne Main Plaza, 100 N. Main. visitboerne.org

BOERNE: July 4 Fourth of July Fireworks Feast your eyes on this magnificent patriotic display. Sponsored by the Boerne Fire Depart­ment, the fireworks show will start a little after dark and can be viewed in many places around Boerne, but the best place is Boerne City Park. Bring chairs, picnics, and your American spirit. Boerne City Park, 103 City Park Road. visitboerne.org

BOERNE: July 13 Movies in the Park Come out early, pick your spot, get a movie snack or two, and enjoy free entertainment be­fore each movie. Kicking off the summer sea­son, this movie showing features “Moana.” Festivities begin at 7:30 p.m., and the movie begins at dark. Boerne City Lake Park, 1 City Lake Road. visitboerne.org

BOERNE: July 14-15 Boerne Market Days Since 1850, Main Plaza has been a center point of trade for the people of Boerne. In the present day, on the second weekend of every month, Main Plaza is home to a magical outdoor mar­ket that blends the traditions of the Texas Hill Country with the creations of today’s culture. Hundreds of festive booths display everything from collectibles and remembrances of the past to modern innovations that will bring a smile of wonder to those who stroll past. Scrumptious food and captivating music top the experience and delight the senses. Boerne Main Plaza, 100 N. Main. visitboerne.org

BOERNE: July 14, 28 Hot Rod Night Hot Rod Saturday Nights are reminiscent of old-fashioned Americana street parties—a gathering place for old and new friends. Soda Pops, 103 N. Main. visitboerne.org

BOERNE: July 14 Kuhlmann-King Muse­um Tour Located behind Boerne City Hall, the Kuhlmann-King house gives the public the opportunity to step back in time to see what a historic Boerne home looked like “way back when.” Historic Kuhlmann-King House, 402 E. Blanco Road. visitboerne.org

BOERNE: July 20 Star Party This astronomy-filled event will feature star experts with their telescopes for dazzling night-sky experienc­es. Bring blankets, chairs, and bug spray. Boerne City Lake Park, 1 City Lake Road. visitboerne.org

BOERNE: July 27 Movies in the Park Come out early, pick your spot, get a movie snack or two, and enjoy free entertainment before each movie. Kicking off the summer season, this movie showing features “Night­mare Before Christmas.” Festivities begin at 7:30 p.m., and the movie begins at dark. Boerne City Lake Park, 1 City Lake Road. visitboerne.org

BROWNWOOD: June 29-July 1 Riverfest A three-day event on the Pecan Bayou featur­ing all-day family fun, including bounce houses, raft races, vendors, food, and music. Riverside Park, Riverside Drive. brownwoodjcs.com

BROWNWOOD: July 13-15, 20-22 “Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” Based on the Old Testament story of a young man whose brothers are jeal­ous of their father’s favoritism toward him and the beautiful coat he receives as a gift. They sell him into slavery in Egypt, telling their fa­ther he has been murdered, but he ultimately becomes important to the Pharaoh through his ability to interpret dreams. Brownwood Lyric Theatre, 318 Center Ave. brownwoodlyrictheatre.com

BULVERDE: July 13 “Lego Batman” Free outdoor movie starts at sunset. Bring pic­nics, lawn chairs, and blankets. Bulverde Com­munity Park. slabcinema.com 210-212-9373

CEDAR PARK: July 4. Show your patriotic pride while watching the Cedar Park’s 4th of July Parade. 10am – 11am along Discovery Blvd. from the H-E-B Center at Cedar Park to the Recreation Center. Afterwards, join us for the celebration at Milburn Park at 5 p.m. For more information visit www.cedarparkparks.com or call (512) 401-5500.

COMFORT: July 4 Celebration of Ameri­can Independence An all-day celebration of American independence, the event features a parade at 10 a.m. along High Street downtown, followed by Texas-style barbecue at Comfort Park. Fun for the whole family includes craft vendors, children’s games, an apple pie con­test, and live and silent auctions. Historic Downtown & Comfort Park, Seventh and High streets; 423 Main St.
comfort-texas.com 830-995-3131

COMFORT: July 10 Music in the Park Outdoor music featuring Camille Sanders. Cold non-alcoholic beverages provided. Bring lawn chairs. Comfort Park, 423 Mail St. comfort-texas.com 830-995-3131

DEL RIO: July 4. City of Del Rio 4th of July Celebration. Lots of food booths, music and activities for the whole family 6 PM  830-775-8558

DRIPPING SPRINGS: July 27-29 Dripping Springs Fair and Rodeo Showcasing the fin­est in rodeo skills, food and drink, beer, live music, and entertainment. Bring your entire family out to enjoy arts and crafts vendors and kids activities. Dripping Springs Ranch Park, 1042 Event Center Drive. drippingspringsfairandrodeo.com

FREDERICKSBURG: June 15-July 1 “The Music Man” There’s trouble in River City when a fast-talking conman, Harold Hill, gets his heart stolen by Marian, the librarian. Winner of six Tony Awards. Steve W. Shepherd The­ater, 1668 US 87. fredericksburgtheater.org 830-997-3588

FREDERICKSBURG: July 4 Fourth of July Celebrations Community parade down Main Street in Fredericksburg followed by a patriot­ic program at Marktplatz, chili cookoff at Becker Vineyards in Stonewall, live music in Luckenbach, and a concert and fireworks at Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park in Freder­icksburg. Fredericksburg, Stonewall, and Luck­enbach Texas. visitfredericksburgtx.com 830-997-6523

FREDERICKSBURG: July 6 First Friday Art Walk Fredericksburg Tour fine art gal­leries offering special exhibits, demonstrations, refreshments, and extended viewing hours the first Friday of every month. Various locations. ffawf.com 830-997-6523

FREDERICKSBURG: July 7-8, 21-22 Live Pari-Mutuel Horse Racing Fun for the whole family featuring a full slate of live quarter horse and thoroughbred races. Gillespie County Fairgrounds, 530 Fair Drive. gillespiefair.com 830-997-2359

FREDERICKSBURG: July 14-15 WWII Pacific Combat Zone Enjoy an educational experience you won’t find anywhere else from the new amphitheater seating, followed by a battle re-enactment set on an island somewhere in the Pacific. Hear the rattle of machine-gun fire and the echoing blast of grenades, and feel the searing heat of the flamethrower as joint US forces take the Japanese-controlled hill. National Museum of the Pacific War, 311 E. Austin. pacificwar museum.org

FREDERICKSBURG: July 4. Historic Wrede School Open House Driving Trail. The 120-mile Trail Map directs visitors into the countryside to see one, several, or all schools. See early school BBQ pits, outdoor pavilions, stages and stage curtains, tin schools, and two Presidential Schools. No two are alike. Spend an hour or the day. 5 p.m. – 10 p.m. www.HistoricSchools.org 830-685-3321

FREDERICKSBURG: July 20-22 Freder­icksburg Trade Days Shop more than 400 vendors in seven barns, featuring acres of antiques, a biergarten, live music, and more. 55 Sunday Farms Lane. fbgtradedays.com 830-990-4900

FREDERICKSBURG: July 21 Night in Old Fredericksburg Help celebrate the heritage of the Texas Hill Country with a barbecue and chili cookoff, live music, food, drinks, and more. Gillespie County Fairgrounds, 530 Fair Drive. gillespiefair.com 830-997-2359

FREDERICKSBURG: July 22 PCAA Con­cert in the Park This month’s free Sunday evening concert features Johnny P & The Wise Guys. Bring your chairs, eats, and drinks. Marktplatz, 100 block of West Main. fredericksburgfestivals.com 830-997-8515

FREDERICKSBURG: July 26-29 “Seussical Jr.” Dr. Seuss’ best-loved characters collide and cavort in an unforgettable musical caper as the Cat in the Hat narrates the story of Horton the Elephant. Presented by Fredericksburg Youth Theater. Steve W. Shepherd Theater, 1668 US 87. fredericksburgtheater.org 830-997-3588

FREDERICKSBURG: July 27-29 Hill Country Auto Swap Meet The 41st annual auto swap meet, car corral, and flea market offers free parking, free shuttle service on Saturday, and concessions. Lady Bird John­son Municipal Park, 432 Lady Bird Drive. earhartproductions.com 254-751-7958

FREDERICKSBURG: July 28-29 Gillespie County Bundes Schuetzenfest The 123rd annual old-fashioned shooting competition among the region’s five shooting clubs in­cludes the parade of clubs, competition, and awards ceremony. Spectators welcome. Grap­etown Shooting Range, Old San Antonio Road. 830-992-5654

GEORGETOWN: July 4 Sertoma’s 4th of July in the Park The 30th annual event provides free entertainment for the entire family throughout the day, and finishes with a spectacular fireworks finale at dusk. The festivities begin at 11 a.m. with more than 60 arts and craft booths, 20 food vendors, kiddie rides, bounce houses, and games along with a petting zoo. A hometown pa­rade begins at 11 a.m. at the low-water crossing. San Gabriel Park, 445 E. Morrow St. georgetownsertoma.org/4thofjuly.htm 800-436-8696

GEORGETOWN: July 13, 20, 27 Music on the Square Dance on over to Georgetown for a free concert on Friday nights from June through August. As long as the weather per­mits, the music kicks off at 6:30 p.m. with the last song fading out at 8:30 p.m. Grab your friends, take some food to go from one of the local spots, and settle in for an experience that is bound to be music to your ears. Downtown Square, 710 S. Main St. visit.georgetown.org 800-436-8696

HUNT: July 7, 14, 21, 28 Criders Rodeo & Dance Hall Rodeo, live music, and dancing, every Saturday from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Criders Rodeo & Dance Hall, 2310 SH 39. cridersrodeoanddance.com 830-238-4441

JOHNSON CITY: July 28 Art Walk All galleries open tor visitation and enjoy­ment from 4 to 8 p.m. Adult beverages and snacks provided. Nugent Avenue and Main Street. lbjcountry.com

JOHNSON CITY: July 28-29 Market Days Local artisans sell handmade items, bakery goods, jewelry, plants, and food. City Park, US 290 and Avenue G. lbjcountry.com 830-868-7684

KERRVILLE: July 6 Kerrville Farmers Market-Downtown A producer-only market offering a variety of locally sourced produce, meat, eggs, bread, cheese, beer, wine, and more. Dallas Daughtry Boardwalk Pavilion, 805 Water St. kerrvillefarmersmarket.com 830-928-4261

KERRVILLE: June 15-July 1 “Impossible Marriage” Beth Henley’s take on the type of “Comedy of Manners” made famous by Oscar Wilde and Noel Coward. Playhouse 2000 VK Garage Theater, 305 Washington St. playhouse2000.com 830-896-9393

KERRVILLE: July 13 Movies in the Park Load up the car and bring the kids, blankets, chairs, and flashlights for a free evening outside at the movies. Louise Hays Park, 202 Thomp­son Drive. kerrvilletx.gov 830-257-7300

KERRVILLE: July 20 Summer Concert Series Enjoy some summer jams in the park. Food and beer available for purchase. Louise Hays Park, 202 Thompson Drive. kerrvilletx.gov 830-257-7300

KERRVILLE: July 4 Robert Earl Keen’s 4th on the River Enjoy food, vendor booths, bounce houses, face painting, river fun, and live music followed by a free concert with Robert Earl Keen and the best fireworks show in the Hill Country. Louise Hays Park, 202 Thompson Drive. kerrvilles4th.org 830-257-8233

KERRVILLE: July 13-28 “Back to the ’80s: an ‘Awesome’ Musical” Outdoor theatre. Join the graduating class of William Ocean High School as they live through their final se­nior year—as they experience the fun, the heartbreak, the loves, and the loneliness of growing up. Hill Country Arts Foundation, 120 Point Theatre Road. hcaf.com 830-367-2151

KERRVILLE: July 14-15 Kerrville Summer Market Vendors from all over the state and beyond will be here to present their art, jew­elry, clothing and accessories, gourmet food, gift items, and more at the third annual event. Inn of the Hills Hotel & Conference Series, 1001 Junction Hwy. texasmarketguide.com 888-225-3427

KERRVILLE: July 24-27 Heart of the Hills Golf Tournament The 73rd annual non­profit event is committed to giving back to the local commuinty while providing a friendly, competitive game of golf. Scott Schreiner Municipal Golf Course, 1 Country Club Lane. hohkerr.com 830-895-1027

KERRVILLE: July 27-29 “Seussical the Musical” The Playhouse 2000 Summer Mu­sical Camp performs, featuring students ages 5-18. Cailloux Theater, 910 Main St. playhouse2000.com 830-896-9393

KERRVILLE: July 27, Aug. 3 Movies in the Park Load up the car and bring the kids, blan­kets, chairs, and flashlights for a free evening outside at the movies. Kerrville-Schreiner Park, 2385 Bandera Hwy. kerrvilletx.gov 830-257-7300

KERRVILLE: July 28-29 Texas Gun & Knife Show New and used guns, knives, gold and silver coins, jewelry, camping gear, mili­tary supplies, and several businesses under one roof. Kerr County Hill Country Youth Event Center, 3785 SH 27.
texasgunandknifeshows.com 830-285-0575

KERRVILLE: July 28-29 UGRA River Clean Up The 15th annual community event to remove trash from the Guadalupe River and raise awareness about the problem of lit­ter in the community. Flat Rock Lake Park, 3840 Riverside Drive.
ugra.org/annualrivercleanup.html 830-896-5445

KYLE: July 4 Independence Day Fire­works Show Join in the celebration of Inde­pendence Day this July 4th as the city once again has planned for a spectacular fireworks show. Plum Creek Golf Course, 4301 Benner. cityofkyle.com/recreation 512-262-3939

KYLE: July 14 Kyle Market Days On the second Saturday of the month, local vendors sell arts and crafts, and farm-to-market items, plus live music and more. City Square Park, 101 S. Burleson. cityofkyle.com/recreation 512-262-3939

LAMPASAS: July 7-8 Lampasas Trade Days Come meet the artists and craftsmen who create one-of-a-kind items. Merchandise includes antiques, collectibles, quilts, crafts, folk and fine art, and home furnishings. Marigold’s Antiques & More, 2646 US 190. marigoldsantiques.com 512-734-1294

LAMPASAS: July 13-14 Spring Ho Hot as Hell Barbecue Cookoff Teams from all over Texas gather to prepare mouth-watering deli­cacies. A Grand Champion will be awarded among categories of appetizers, brisket, pork spare ribs, half chicken, pinto beans, and Taster’s Choice. Winners will be announced Saturday and will receive a cash prize. Coo­per Spring Nature Park, Hackberry Street. lampasaschamber.org

LAMPASAS: July 14 Toughest 10K in Texas The 38th annual race—a 10K as well as a 5K and a 1-mile run—is held during the Lampasas Spring Ho Festival. Medals, par­ticipant goody bags, and T-shirts will be given. Hancock Park Pavilion, US 281 South. lampasaschamber.org

LLANO: July 7 Llano Rock’N Riverfest Festivities include jet ski racing, a barbecue cookoff, food vendors, the Rat-Rod Car Show, and swimming and kayaking along the lake at Badu Park ending with an evening concert. Enjoy fireworks July 4 and July 7 over the Llano River. Badu Park, 300 Legion Drive. llanorocknriverfest.com 325-247-5354

NEW BRAUNFELS: Through Jan. 31, 2019 “War Stories: New Braunfels in World War I” Presented as part of the commemora­tion of the 100th Anniversary of America’s role in WWI. New Braunfels’ uniquely German character compelled its citizens to respond with fervor once America was at war with Ger­many. On view in the exhibit will be artifacts from the Sophienburg’s rich collections—post­ers, photographs, uniforms, and other histori­cal objects to showcase events, individuals and ideology during 1914-1919—as well as touch on the lasting impact of The Great War on America and on this German community. Sophienburg Museum & Archives, 401 W. Coll St. sophienburg.com 830-629-1572

OZONA: Through Sept. 30 “Vintage Hat Happenings” With hats dating to the early 19th century, this exhibit treats visitors to a variety of hats, travel cases, and boxes as well as other accessories used by many of the early pioneers of the area and their ancestors. Crockett County Museum, 404 11th St. ozonamuseum.com 325-392-2837

OZONA: July 4 Fourth of July Celebra­tions Join the Ozona Knights of Columbus to celebrate Independence Day. Activities begin at 2 p.m., with food booths, games, entertainment, and more to keep you busy until the Patriotic Parade begins at 8 p.m. in front of the Crockett County Courthouse. This exciting parade ends at the baseball fields north of town. There will be a fire­works display at the fields after sunset. Ozo­na’s Historic Town Square, Avenue E and 11th Street. ozona.com/eventscalendar 325-392-2827

SAN MARCOS: July 4 Summerfest The city’s annual 4th of July celebration features live music, a children’s parade, a patriotic cos­tume contest, food vendors, and a grand finale fireworks display. San Marcos Plaza Park, 206 N. CM Allen Pkwy. summerfestsmtx.com 512-393-5930

SAN MARCOS: July 22 Don’t Tread on My Tri! Swim in beautiful Spring Lake, bike with the epic views of the Texas Hill Country, and run around the Spring Lake area during this classic Texas Hill Country triathlon event. Enjoy a massive Scallywompus-style party at the finish. Meadows Center, 201 San Marcos Springs Drive. toursanmarcos.com

UVALDE: July 13 Four Square Friday Late-night shopping, food, live music, and art. His­toric Downtown Uvalde. visituvalde.com

WIMBERLEY: June 1-July 1 “The Little Mermaid” Part of the children’s theatre series. EmilyAnn Theatre and Gardens, 1101 FM 2325. emilyann.org 512-847-6969

WIMBERLEY: July 7 Market Days The oldest outdoor market in the Texas Hill Country features more than 450 booths filled with unique treasures. Plenty of food, drinks, and live entertainment make it a shopper’s delight. Lions Field, 601 FM 2325. shopmarketdays.com 512-847-2201

WIMBERLEY: July 1, 6-8, 12-15, 19-22 “Little Shop of Horrors” The meek floral as­sistant Seymour Krelborn stumbles across a new breed of plant he names “Audrey II” after his coworker crush. This foul-mouthed, R&B-singing carnivore promises unending fame and fortune to the down and out Krel­born as long as he keeps feeding it blood. Over time though, Seymour discovers Audrey II’s out-of-this-world origins and intent toward global domination. The Wimberley Playhouse, 450 Old Kyle Road. wimberleyplayers.org

WIMBERLEY: July 4 Independence Day Parade The “Best Little Parade in Texas” begins at 10 a.m. Join the fun for an old-fashioned Independence Day celebra­tion and parade complete with horses, bands, clowns, and a fantastic variety of floats. Begins on FM 2325 at Green Acres then on to RR 12 through the Wimberley Square. wimberley.org 512-847-2201

WIMBERLEY: July 4 Patriotic Concerts The Wimberley Community Chorus and the Hill Country Community Band combine forces to perform rousing renditions of many inspiring patriotic songs. Wimberley First Baptist Church, 15951 Winters Mill Pkwy.
wimberleycommunitychorus.org 512-517-3111

WIMBERLEY: July 5-7 VFW Rodeo The 73rd annual event, considered one of the best small-town rodeos in the state. The Lone Star Cowgirls, a precision team on horseback, open the proceedings; then there’s the mutton busting for kids, bull rid­ing, steer wrestling, barrel racing, team rop­ing, tie-down calf roping, bare back, and saddle bronc riding. The rodeo is CPRA professionally sanctioned with clown bull­fighter Leon Coffee, a Texas legend, ap­pearing. Wimberley Valley Veterans Park, 401 Jacob’s Well Road. texasvfw.net 512-847-6441

WIMBERLEY: July 7 Big Scoop Ice Cream Festival Hosted by St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, enjoy frozen treats, entertainment, and old-fashioned summer fun. Proceeds benefit Camp Good Sam in Wimberley. Wimberley Community Center, 14068 RR 12. facebook.com/campgoodsamwimberley 512-847-9956

WIMBERLEY: July 14-29 “Robin Hood” Part of the children’s theatre series. Emily­Ann Theatre and Gardens, 1101 FM 2325. emilyann.org

WIMBERLEY: July 14 Second Saturday Gallery Trail The art galleries in and around the Wimberley Square invite you to come early and stay late for wine, light bites, and an art-filled evening. Various locations, 100 Wimberley Square. gallerytrail.com 512-722-6032

 

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