June

AUSTIN: Feb. 6-Jul. 16 “Stories to Tell: Selections from the Harry Ransom Center” This exhibition of more than 250 items includes manuscripts of David Foster Wallace, Julia Alvarez and Gabriel García Márquez; Henri Matisse’s “Jazz”; and the hat that accompanied the green curtain dress worn by Vivien Leigh in “Gone With The Wind.” Harry Ransom Center at The University of Texas at Austin, 300 W. 21st St. hrc.utexas.edu 512/471-8944

AUSTIN: Apr. 8-Sep. 6 “Deep in the Vaults of Texas: A Campus Collaboration” This exhibit features rare, unexpected, and some artifacts never seen by the public from 11 archives and museums across The University of Texas at Austin campus. At the LBJ Library, the public will experience items from a wide range of time periods and locations, underscoring the richness and depth of the holdings of the university and LBJ Library. 2313 Red River St. lbjlibrary.org 512/721-0200

AUSTIN: Jun. 6-8 “Circus 1903: The Golden Age of Circus” Cirque du Soleil became famous two decades ago when they created their version of a circus without animals, but with “Circus 1903,” they are back and more beautiful than ever—brought to life by the amazing puppeteers behind “Warhorse.” The Long Center, 701 W. Riverside Dr. thelongcenter.org 512/474-5664 or 800/735-2989

AUSTIN: Jun. 17 Central Texas Juneteenth 2K, Parade, and Celebration Juneteenth, also known as “Freedom Day” or “Emancipation Day,” is the oldest known African-American celebration commemorating the end of slavery. This annual event features a 2K walk/run, parade floats, entertainment, and celebration. Downtown Austin, MLK Boulevard and Rosewood Park. juneteenthcentraltexas.com

AUSTIN: Jun. 17 Sarah and Ernest Butler Texas Young Composers Concert The most elite young composers Texas has to offer come together for one night to premiere their compositions. These remarkable pieces of music will be performed by the Austin Symphony Orchestra under the baton of guest conductor David In-Jae Cho. The program notes for each piece (written by the composers themselves) will be highlighted on a screen behind the orchestra while their piece is performed live for the first time. Long Center for the Performing Arts, 701 W. Riverside Dr. austinsymphony.org 512/476-6064

AUSTIN: Jun. 18 Father’s Day in the Park Austin Symphonic Band performs. Zilker Hillside Theater, 2206 William Barton Dr. austinsymphonicband.org 512/956-7420

AUSTIN: Jun. 24 African-American Book Festival This free, annual literary event showcases new works by and about the African-American community. Notable speakers and authors will discuss their works and facilitate conversations. George Washington Carver Museum and Cultural Center, 1165 Angelina St. aabookfest.com 512/974-4926

AUSTIN: Jun. 24 Keep Austin Weird Fest and 5K Anything is possible at this decade-old Austin extravaganza. Run, skip, or race through the streets of downtown Austin wearing the wackiest costume. Unofficially known as “the slowest 5K you will ever run,” this race is designed for amusement and fun. Long Center for the Performing Arts, 701 W. Riverside Dr. keepaustinweirdfest.com 512/524-2953

AUSTIN: Jun. 8-11 ATX Television Festival The first festival devoted to television’s history and future functions like a traditional film festival with premieres of new series, current hits, and cult favorites. The festival also offers access to the industry’s leading professionals with cast and creator Q&As and panels focusing on innovation in both production and content delivery. Downtown Austin. atxfestival.com 512/551-1330

BANDERA: Jun. 3, 10, 17, 24 Cowboys on Main Cowboys, steers, horses, wagons, strolling cowboy musicians, and gunfighter reenactments are just some of the Western-themed action you might see on Main Street every Saturday afternoon. Downtown Bandera. banderacowboycapital.com 830/796-3045

BANDERA: Jun. 3, 10, 17, 24 Flying L Chuckwagon Dinner Enjoy barbecue, wagon rides, roping lessons, hat and pistol branding, archery, old-time photos, cowboy stage show, gunslingers, line dancing, and other entertainment. Flying L Hill Country Resort, 566 Flying L Dr. flyingl.com 800/292-5134 or 830/460-3001

BANDERA: Jun. 3 Market Days Arts and crafts vendors on the Bandera County Courthouse lawn in downtown Bandera. 500 Main St. banderatexasbusiness.com 830/796-4447

BANDERA: Jun. 6 Cowboy Capital Opry Grand Old Opry–style entertainment is hosted by Gerry and Harriet Payne. Includes refreshments and door prizes. Silver Sage Community Center, 803 Buck Creek Dr. silversagecorral.org 830/796-4969

BANDERA: Jun. 11 Second Sunday Music Fest The Frontier Times Museum and the Bandera Music Hall of Fame join together to present an afternoon of music, food, and fun. Frontier Times Museum, 510 13th St. frontiertimesmuseum.org 830/796-3864

BANDERA: Jun. 24 Riverfest River activities, arts and crafts, children’s activities, music, and more along the banks of the Medina River. Enjoy a car show and parts swap meet, and enter the barbecue contest or the “Bandera Idol” competition. Bandera City Park, 1102 Maple St. banderariverfest.com 830/796-4447

BOERNE: Jun. 3 Family Fish No one needs a fishing license or stamp endorsement on Free Fishing Day, which is always the first Saturday in June. The goal of this tournament is to provide a free opportunity to introduce the sport of fishing to children, as well as create a safe environment for parents and children to enjoy the outdoors together. Boerne City Lake Park, 1 City Lake Road. visitboerne.org 830/249-9511 Opt. 5

BOERNE: Jun. 3, 24 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 St. visitboerne.org 830/331-8799

BOERNE: Jun. 7, 20 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 oompah-pah of their favorite tunes and watch the kids do the chicken dance. Bring lawn chairs, blankets, and picnics. Main Plaza, 100 Main St. visitboerne.org 830/249-9511 Opt 5

BOERNE: Jun. 10 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. Kuhlmann-King Museum, 402 Blanco Road. visitboerne.org 210/823-9171

BOERNE: Jun. 10-11 Market Days Artists, crafters, and vendors share their creative talents and wares to the sounds of homegrown Texas musicians. Main Plaza, 100 Main St. visitboerne.org 210/844-8193

BOERNE: Jun. 10 Neo Camerata Performance combines the emotion and beauty of classical and the energy of pop with the awe-inspiring technique of virtuoso musicians playing riveting original music. Cave Without a Name, 325 Kreutzberg Road. cavewithoutaname.com 830/537-4212

BOERNE: Jun. 17 Summer Solstice Focused on the thematic interplay of darkness and light marked by the Summer Solstice, part of the program will be performed in either total darkness or flickering candlelight, providing a truly memorable experience. Songwriter/performance artist Rudi Harst and The Circle Band perform. Cave Without a Name, Throne Room, 325 Kreutzberg Road. cavewithoutaname.com 830/537-4212

BOERNE: Jun. 22 A Thirst for Nature Join the Cibolo Nature Center and their team of experts for an evening of themed cocktails and educational programs. Many of these monthly programs incorporate guided tours in the park to see the program’s subject in real life. Cibolo Nature Center, 140 City Park Road. visitboerne.org 830/249-4616

BOERNE: Jun. 25 Boerne Concert Band Special Patriot Concert The Boerne Concert Band performs live musical concerts free to the public. This group of volunteer musicians presents a wide variety of music to entertain audiences of all ages. Main Plaza, 100 Main St. visitboerne.org 830/249-8918

BULVERDE: Jun. 3, 17 Tejas Rodeo Weekly rodeos, live music, events, and steak dinners. Tejas Rodeo Co, 401 Obst Road. visitboerne.org 830/980-2226

BURNET: Jun. 9-10 Burnet County Fair Includes exhibits, demonstrations, vendors, a car show, children’s activities, a barbecue lunch, Burnet Gunfighter show and more. Burnet Community Center, 401 E. Jackson St. burnetcountyfair.com 512/525-1289

BURNET: Jun. 17 Summer Concert Series Texas country music singer and songwriter Roger Creager in concert; Cameron Nelson opens. Haley Nelson Ampitheater, 301 Garden Trails Dr. cityofburnet.com 512/756-4297

BURNET: Jun. 23-24 Barbecue Cook-Off and Bulldog Thunder Truck and Tractor Pull Enjoy great barbecue and lots of family-friendly entertainment. Burnet Fairgrounds, 1301 Houston Clinton Dr. burnetchamber.org 512/663-2856

CEDAR PARK: Jun. 3 Texas 4000 Atlas Ride This 700-plus person cycling event from Cedar Park to Lampasas offers a chance for supporters to ride the first 25, 50, or 70 miles with the Texas 4000 team as they start their 70-day journey. Enjoy beautiful views, rolling hills, and the wildlife of the Texas Hill Country. A post-ride festival happens at the finish line with a barbecue, live music, and other activities. Various locations. texas4000.org/event/atlas-ride

DRIPPING SPRINGS: Jun. 24 Tomato Roundup Annual festival celebrates gardeners and the juicy, ripe tomato. “The Triangle” at Veteran’s Memorial Park, 130 E. Mercer. cityofdrippingsprings.com 512/858-4725

FREDERICKSBURG: Jun. 2 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: Jun. 3 Masonic Open Car Show The 13th annual event benefits various charitable activities and features classic cars, live music, food, vendors, and more. Marktplatz, 100 block of W. Main Street. fredericksburgmasons.com 830/992-3333

FREDERICKSBURG: Jun. 10 Antique Tractor and Engine Show The 32nd annual event includes engine displays, tractor pull and parade, working sawmill, wheat thrashing, blacksmithing, flea market, arts and crafts, and more. Gillespie County Fairgrounds, 530 Fair Dr. rustyiron.org 830/889-9348

FREDERICKSBURG: Jun. 10 Summer Barbecue Enjoy a summer night with live music, wine, and world-famous barbecue. Dance away to the best of the ’60s, ’70s, ’80s, and ’90s as you enjoy the sounds of The Instigators. 4.0 Cellars, 10354 U.S. 290. fourpointwine.com 830/997-7470

FREDERICKSBURG: Jun. 16-Jul. 2 “Guys and Dolls” Considered by many to be the perfect musical, this romantic comedy introduces us to Sarah Brown and Sky Masterson as they fall in love. Steve W. Shepherd Theater, 1668 U.S. 87. fredericksburgtheater.org 830/997-3588

FREDERICKSBURG: Jun. 16-18 Trade Days Shop more than 400 vendors in seven barns and acres of antiques, a biergarten, live music, and more. 355 Sunday Farms Lane. fbgtradedays.com 830/990-4900

GEORGETOWN: Jun. 1-3 Festival of the Arts Enjoy a series of classical music concerts. San Gabriel Park and Southwestern University. gtownfestival.org 512/639-0433

GEORGETOWN: Jun. 23-24 Williamson County Sheriff’s Posse Rodeo The 74th annual rodeo—sanctioned by the CPRA—includes all the standard rodeo action like mutton bustin’ for the kids, plus live music and dancing after the rodeo each night. There will be vendors, displays, and concessions on site. Sheriff’s Posse Arena, 415 E. Morrow St. georgetownrodeo.com 512/639-4206

GRUENE: Jun. 11 Gospel Brunch with a Texas Twist In the tradition of a New Orleans-style gospel brunch, this event serves awe-inspiring gospel music coupled with a mouth-watering buffet catered by the Gristmill River Restaurant and Bar. Gruene Hall, 1281 Gruene Road. gruenehall.com 830/629-5077

GRUENE: Jun. 17-18 Old Gruene Market Days Nearly 100 vendors offer uniquely crafted items and packaged Texas foods. Gruene Historic District. gruenemarketdays.com 830/832-1721

INGRAM: Jun. 16-Jul. 1 “Doublewide, Texas” A Jones-Hope-Wooten comedy. Hill Country Arts Foundation, 120 Point Theatre Road. hcaf.com 830/367-5121

JOHNSON CITY: Jun. 24 Art Walk Galleries and shops are open for viewing and wine tasting from 4 to 8 p.m. Nugent Avenue. lbjcountry.com 830/868-7684

JOHNSON CITY: Jun. 24-25 Market Days Local artisans and crafters sell their wares. City Park, U.S. 290 at Avenue G. lbjcountry.com 830/868-7684

JUNCTION: Jun. 3 Cowboys and Cajuns Celebrate craw fish and Cajun music at this festival. 501 Main St. junctiontexas.com 219/289-2982

KERRVILLE: May 25-Jun. 11 Folk Festival Texas Hill Country-based international songwriters festival features more than 100 songwriters and their bands. Quiet Valley Ranch, 3876 Medina Hwy. kerrvillefolkfestival.org 830/257-3600

KERRVILLE: May 25-Jun. 25 Southwest Gourd Fine Art Show National competition of the best gourd artists in America. Kerr Arts and Cultural Center, 228 Earl Garrett St. kacckerrville.com 830/895-2911

KERRVILLE: Jun. 2-3 Shakespeare in the Park: “Antony and Cleopatra” The annual celebration of The Bard continues to explore the tragedies with this remarkable tale of love and betrayal. Louise Hays Park, 202 Thompson Dr. playhouse2000.com 830/896-9393

KERRVILLE: Jun. 3 Hill Country Swap Meet A giant community garage sale, flea market, and trade days all-in-one. Buy or sell new, used, antiques, collectibles, arts and crafts, knives, books, furniture, tools, clothing, kitchen and household items, and more. Concessions and free parking available. Pets on a leash are welcome. Kerr County Hill Country Youth Event Center, 3785 Hwy 27. kerrmarketdays.org 830/459-6198

KERRVILLE: Jun. 3 Kerr County Market Days An indoor marketplace for vendors of original handcrafted goods, artwork, and homegrown plants and produce. Pets on a leash are welcome. Kerr County Hill Country Youth Event Center, 3785 Texas 27. kerrmarketdays.org 830/895-7524

KERRVILLE: Jun. 29-Jul. 23 Hometown Crafts Teachers Show A tribute to all Hill Country educators. Kerr Arts & Cultural Center, 228 Earl Garrett St. kacckerrville.com 830/895-2911

KERRVILLE: Jun. 30-Jul. 15 “Carousel” A musical by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II. Cailloux Theater, 910 Main St. caillouxtheater.com 830/896-9393

KERRVILLE: Jun. 30-Jul. 1 TAGRA Show and Sale and Fiber Show White and colored Angora goats will be for show and sale at the Texas Angora Goat Raisers Association’s 98th annual event. Vendors will be present selling all types of natural fibers. Kerr County Hill Country Youth Event Center, 3785 Texas 27. 830/688-1391

KYLE: Jun. 10 Market Days City Square Park, 101 N. Burleson St. cityofkyle.com/recreation 512/262-3939

LAMPASAS: Jun. 24 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, clothing, and new home furnishings. Marigold’s Antiques & More, 2646 E. U.S. 190. lampasastradedays.com 512/734-1294

LEAKEY: Jun. 30-Jul. 2 July Jubilee Enjoy a full weekend of Independence celebration with a small-town parade, arts and crafts vendors, food vendors, and a cowboy rodeo in historic downtown. Frio Canyon Chamber Arena and Downtown Leakey, 146 U.S. 83. friocanyonchamber.com 830/232-5222

LLANO: Jun. 2-3 Open Pro Rodeo John L. Kuykendall Event Center, 2200 R.M. 152. llanoeventscenter.com 325/247-5354

LUCKENBACH: Jun. 15 “Bach at the ’Bach” Enjoy an evening of Fredericksburg Community Orchestra’s classical string music, student recitals, and guest performances in historic Luckenbach. Luckenbach Texas, 412 Luckenbach Town Loop. fredericksburgorchestra.com 806/549-2483

LUCKENBACH: Jun. 24 Hill Country Food Truck Festival The fourth annual event features a food lovers’ paradise of food trucks, wine, beer, and live music in legendary Luckenbach. Luckenbach Texas, 412 Luckenbach Town Loop. luckenbachtexas.com 830/997-3224

MARBLE FALLS: Jun. 16-18 Soapbox Classic The eighth annual adult soapbox derby, held on Father’s Day weekend, features a parade, food and craft vendors, live music, a street dance, and the Derby Hat Contest. Historic Downtown, Third and Main Streets. adultsoapboxderby.com 830/385-9289

NEW BRAUNFELS: Jun. 17-18 Liberty Gun Show Visitors will find competitive prices on firearms, ammo, knives, outdoor equipment, tactical gear, hunting and sporting equipment, and more. New Braunfels Civic/Convention Center, 375 S. Castell Ave. libertygunshow.com 512/774-4867

ROUND ROCK: Jun. 1-24 “Around the World in 80 Days” A hilarious take on the classic Jules Verne novel follows the adventures of Philias Fogg. Five actors portray 42 characters in a dramatic race against time. Round Rock Amphitheater, 301 W. Bagdad Ave. penfoldtheatre.org 512/850-4849

SONORA: Jun. 23-24 Outlaw Pro Rodeo and Sutton County Days See the rodeo Friday and Saturday nights. Saturday parade begins at 9 a.m., then enjoy arts and crafts booths, food vendors, and children’s activities. Dance under the West Texas stars Saturday night 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Sutton County Civic Center, 205 U.S. 277 N. sonoratexas.org/events 325/387-2880

STONEWALL: Jun. 3 LBJ Fishing Day An annual fishing clinic for children and families on the Pedernales River. Equipment provided or bring your own. Sorry, no pets. Lyndon B. Johnson State Park and Historic Site, 199 State Park Road 52. tpwd.state.tx.us or tpwd.state.tx.us/state-parks/lyndon-b-johnson 830/644-2252

STONEWALL: Jun. 16-17 Stonewall Peach JAMboree and Rodeo This annual festival is a two-day event celebrating the beginning of the peak of the peach season in Gillespie County. Stonewall Chamber of Commerce, 250 Peach St. stonewallchamber.com 830/644-2735

TAYLOR: Jun. 2-3 Taylor International Barbeque Cook-Off The best master cooks from across the state come together for two days of smoked competition and superb barbecue. Murphy Park, 1600 Veteran’s Dr. taylorchamber.org 512/352-6364

TAYLOR: Jun. 3 Stomp ’N’ Holler Taylor BBQ + Music Fest The Mavericks headline this smokin’ event that features a day of music and barbecue from some of the best professional pitmasters in the world. Tickets are required. Heritage Square Park, 101 E. Fourth St. stompnhollerfest.com 512/352-6364

UVALDE: Jun. 3 Fishing Derby Event is open to children ages 3-16 and requires one adult per two children in attendance. Uvalde National Fish Hatchery, 754 C.R. 203. fws.gov 830/278-2419

UVALDE: Jun. 9 Four Square Friday Event features late night shopping, food, live music, and art. Historic Downtown. visituvalde.com 830/278-4115

UVALDE: Jun. 17 Senior Citizens and Veterans Fishing Derby Uvalde National Fish Hatchery, 754 C.R. 203. fws.gov 830/278-2419

WIMBERLEY: Jun. 2-Jul. 2 “West Side Story” Enjoy this classic musical in the beautiful outdoors. EmilyAnn Theatre & Gardens, 1101 F.M. 2325. emilyann.org 512/847-6969

WIMBERLEY: Jun. 3 Market Days More than 475 booths along a windy, shady path featuring treasures of all sorts. Live music and great barbecue too. Lions Field, 601 F.M. 2325. shopmarketdays.com 512/847-2201

WIMBERLEY: Jun. 10 Book Festival Authors from around Texas will be presenting their books for sale. Event includes music. Wimberley Community Center, 14068 F.M. 12. wimberley.deartexas.info 512/210-0568

WIMBERLEY: Jun. 30-Jul. 2 VFW Rodeo Events at the 72nd annual event include calf scrambles, bull riding, tie-down calf roping, bare back riding, saddle bronc riding, steer wrestling, team roping, mini bull riding, women’s breakaway roping, and women’s barrel racing. Veteran of Foreign Wars Post No. 6441, 401 Jacobs Well Road. wimberleyvfwrodeo.com 512/847-6441

July

AUSTIN: Feb. 6-Jul. 16 “Stories to Tell: Selections from the Harry Ransom Center” This exhibition of more than 250 items includes manuscripts of David Foster Wallace, Julia Alvarez, and Gabriel García Márquez; Henri Matisse’s “Jazz;” and the hat that accompanied the green curtain dress worn by Vivien Leigh in “Gone With The Wind.” Harry Ransom Center at The University of Texas at Austin, 300 W. 21st St. hrc.utexas.edu 512/471-8944

AUSTIN: Jul. 4 Fourth of July Fireworks and Symphony The Austin Symphony hosts an annual, family-friendly concert of patriotic music culminating in a spectacular firework display over Lady Bird Lake. Auditorium Shores, 600 W. Riverside Dr. roadwayevents.com 512/441-9015

AUSTIN: Jul. 6 “The Wizard of Oz” Enjoy the 59th annual Zilker summer musical. Zilker Theater Productions, 2206 William Barton Dr. zilker.org 512/479-9491

AUSTIN: Jul. 6 An Evening with Neil Gaiman In this live event, celebrated author Neil Gaiman (“Coraline,” “American Gods”) will tell and read stories, answer questions, and amaze, befuddle and generally delight. It will be fun and not like any other evening with Neil Gaiman. The Long Center, 701 W. Riverside Dr. thelongcenter.org 512/474-5664 or 800/735-2989

AUSTIN: Jul. 15-16 Body Mind Spirit Expo This holistic expo focuses on advancements in spiritual and planetary awakening with like-minded souls. Palmer Events Center, 900 Barton Springs Road. bmse.net 512/404-4500

BANDERA: Jul. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Cowboys on Main Cowboys, steers, horses, wagons, strolling cowboy musicians, and gunfighter reenactments are just some of the Western-themed action you might see on Main Street every Saturday afternoon. Downtown Bandera, Main St. banderacowboycapital.com 830/796-3045

BANDERA: Jul. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Flying L Chuckwagon Dinner Enjoy barbecue, wagon rides, roping lessons, hat and pistol branding, archery, old-time photos, cowboy stage show, gunslingers, line dancing, and other entertainment. Flying L Hill Country Resort, 566 Flying L Dr. flyingl.com 800/292-5134 or 830/460-3001

BANDERA: Jul. 1 Market Days Arts and crafts vendors on the courthouse lawn. Bandera County Courthouse, 500 Main St. banderatexasbusiness.com 830/796-4447

BANDERA: Jul. 4 Cowboy Capital Opry Grand Old Opry-style entertainment hosted by Gerry and Harriet Payne. Includes refreshments and door prizes. Silver Sage Community Center, 803 Buck Creek Dr. silversagecorral.org 830/796-4969

BANDERA: Jul. 4 Pet Parade Enter anything you can lead, ride, or carry. If you don’t have a pet, get creative: wear makeup or dress like your ideal pet. Bandera City Park, 1102 Maple St. banderacowboycapital.com 830/796-3045

BANDERA: Jul. 9 Second Sunday Music Fest The Frontier Times Museum and the Bandera Music Hall of Fame join together to present an afternoon of music, food, and fun. Frontier Times Museum, 510 13th St. frontiertimesmuseum.org 830/796-3864

BANDERA: Jul. 22 National Day of the American Cowboy Festivities include a Lil’ Wrangler Rodeo and fiddlers competition during the day, and a Ranch Rodeo in the evening. Mansfield Park, 2886 Texas 16 North. banderacowboycapital.com 830/796-3045

BOERNE: Jul. 1 Terri Hendrix with Lloyd Maines Two Texan music stars plus cave acoustics promises a most memorable evening of entertainment. Cave Without A Name, Throne Room, 325 Kreutzberg Road. cavewithoutaname.com 830/537-4212

BOERNE: Jul. 3 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 oompah-pah of their favorite tunes and watch the kids do the chicken dance. Bring lawn chairs, blankets, and picnics. Main Plaza, 100 Main St. visitboerne.org 830/249-9511 ext. 5

BOERNE: Jul. 4 Fourth of July Fireworks Sponsored by the Boerne Fire Department, this fireworks show can be viewed in many places around town, but the best place is Boerne City Park. Bring chairs, picnics, and your American spirit. City Park, 106 City Park Road. visitboerne.org 830/249-7277

BOERNE: Jul. 8 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. Kuhlmann-King Museum, 402 Blanco Road. visitboerne.org 210/823-9171

BOERNE: Jul. 8-9 Market Days Artists, crafters, and vendors share their creative talents and wares to the sounds of homegrown Texas musicians. Main Plaza, 100 Main St. visitboerne.org 210/844-8193

BOERNE: Jul. 8 Moondance Concert Series Enjoy live music under the oaks and evening stars. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, food and drinks, kids, grandparents, and friendly dogs on leashes for an evening full of live music, dancing, and fun. Cibolo Nature Center, 140 City Park Road. visitboerne.org 830/249-4616

BOERNE: Jul. 15, 29 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 St. visitboerne.org 830/331-8799

BOERNE: Jul. 21 Star Party This astronomy-filled event will feature star experts with their telescopes for dazzling night-sky experiences. Meet near the pavillion, no registration required. Bring blankets, chairs, and bug spray. Boerne City Lake Park, 1 City Lake Road. visitboerne.org 830/249-9511 ext. 5

BOERNE: Jul. 27 A Thirst for Nature Join the Cibolo Nature Center and their team of experts for an evening of themed cocktails and educational programs, this month about birds of prey. These predator birds are characterized by powerful talons and beaks, and keen vision that allows them to detect rodents during flight. Learn more while sipping on “Swooping Sangria.” Cibolo Nature Center, 140 City Park Road. visitboerne.org 830/249-4616

BULVERDE: Jul. 29 Tejas Rodeo Weekly rodeos, live music, events, and steak dinners. Tejas Rodeo Co, 401 Obst Road. visitboerne.org 830/980-2226

BURNET: Jul. 22 Summer Concert Series Texas country band Reckless Kelly in concert; Flatland Cavalry opens. Haley Nelson Ampitheater, 301 Garden Trails Dr. cityofburnet.com 512/756-4397

COMFORT: Jul. 1 Celebration of American Independence Enjoy a parade downtown at 10 a.m., a barbecue, family activities, and vendors in Comfort Park until 4 p.m. comfort-texas.com 830/995-3131

DRIPPING SPRINGS: Jul. 4 Fourth of July Fire in the Sky Celebrate Independence Day with this amazing professional fireworks show. Dripping Springs Ranch Park, 1042 Event Center Dr. destinationdrippingsprings.com 512/858-4725

DRIPPING SPRINGS: Jul. 20-23 Fair and Rodeo Showcases rodeo skills, food and drink, music, and entertainment. Enjoy vendors, kids activities, and a carnival. Live music and dance Saturday night. Dripping Springs Ranch Park, 1042 Event Center Dr. drippingspringsfairandrodeo.com 512/858-4725

FREDERICKSBURG: Jun. 16-Jul. 2 “Guys and Dolls” Considered by many to be the perfect musical, this romantic comedy introduces us to Sarah Brown and Sky Masterson as they fall in love. Steve W. Shepherd Theater, 1668 U.S. 87. fredericksburgtheater.org 830/997-3588

FREDERICKSBURG: Jul. 1-2, 15-16 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 Dr. gillespiefair.com 830/997-2359

FREDERICKSBURG: Jul. 1-2 Pacific Combat Living History Reenactment See equipment and weapons used during WWII and a battle reenactment set on an island in the Pacific. National Museum of the Pacific War Pacific Combat Zone, 508 E. Austin St. pacificwarmuseum.org 830/997-8600

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

FREDERICKSBURG: Jul. 7 First Friday Art Walk Fredericksburg Tour fine art galleries offering special exhibits, demonstrations, refreshments, and extended viewing hours the first Friday of every month. Participating fine art galleries in Fredericksburg. ffawf.com 830/997-6523

FREDERICKSBURG: Jul. 14-16 Trade Days Shop more than 400 vendors in seven barns and acres of antiques, a biergarten, live music, and more. 355 Sunday Farms Lane. fbgtradedays.com 830/990-4900

FREDERICKSBURG: Jul. 15 Night in Old Fredericksburg Help celebrate the heritage of the Texas Hill Country with a barbecue and chili cook-off, live music, food, drinks, and more. Gillespie County Fairgrounds, 530 Fair Dr. gillespiefair.com 830/997-2359

FREDERICKSBURG: Jul. 27-30 “The Little Mermaid, Jr.” Fredericksburg Theater Company presents a journey under the sea with Ariel and her aquatic friends, based on the celebrated animated film. Steve W. Shepherd Theater, 1668 U.S. 87. fredericksburgtheater.org 830/997-3588

FREDERICKSBURG: Jul. 28-30 Hill Country Auto Swap Meet The 40th 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 Dr. earhartproductions.com 254/751-7958

FREDERICKSBURG: Jul. 29-30 Gillespie County Bundes Schuetzenfest Enjoy an old-fashioned shooting competition at the 122nd annual event. Five shooting clubs gather for a parade of clubs, competition, and awards ceremony. Spectators welcome. Grapetown Shooting Range, Old San Antonio Road. 830/992-5654

GRUENE: Jul. 9 Gospel Brunch with a Texas Twist In the tradition of a New Orleans-style gospel brunch, this event serves gospel music coupled with a buffet catered by the Gristmill River Restaurant and Bar. Gruene Hall, 1281 Gruene Road. gruenehall.com 830/629-5077

GRUENE: Jul. 15-16 Old Gruene Market Days Nearly 100 vendors offer uniquely crafted items and packaged Texas foods. Gruene Historic District. gruenemarketdays.com 830/832-1721

INGRAM: Jun. 16-Jul. 1 “Doublewide, Texas” A Jones-Hope-Wooten comedy. Hill Country Arts Foundation, 120 Point Theatre Road. hcaf.com 830/367-5121

INGRAM: Jul. 14-29 “The Little Mermaid, Jr.” In a magical underwater kingdom, a young mermaid, Ariel, longs to leave her ocean home behind and live in the world above. Hill Country Arts Foundation, 120 Point Theatre Road. hcaf.com 830/367-5121

JOHNSON CITY: Jul. 4 FourthFest Celebrate the Fourth of July with fireworks, food vendors, crafts, music and family fun. Blanco County Fairgrounds, 619 U.S. 281. lbjcountry.com 830/868-7684

JOHNSON CITY: Jul. 22 Art Walk Galleries and shops are open for viewing and wine tasting from 4 to 8 p.m. Nugent Avenue. lbjcountry.com 830/868-7684

JOHNSON CITY: Jul. 22-23 Market Days Local artisans and craftsmen sell their wares. City Park, U.S. 290 and Avenue G. lbjcountry.com 830/868-7684

JUNCTION: Jul. 3 Freedom Celebration Enjoy a concert and fireworks along the banks of the South Llano River. Junction City Park. junctiontexas.com 219/289-2982

JUNCTION: Jul. 27-30 Sizzler Disc Golf Tournament Approximately 100 teams travel to the Texas Hill Country to participate in the PDGA Disc Golf Tournament. The course is located along the Llano River, providing a beautiful setting, lots of shade, and plenty of space to enjoy the event. 402 Main St. junctiontexas.com 219/289-2982

KERRVILLE: Jun. 29-Jul. 23 Hometown Crafts Teachers Show A tribute to all Hill Country educators. Kerr Arts & Cultural Center, 228 Earl Garrett St. kacckerrville.com 830/895-2911

KERRVILLE: Jun. 30-Jul. 15 “Carousel” A musical by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II. Cailloux Theater, 910 Main St. caillouxtheater.com 830/896-9393

KERRVILLE: Jul. 1 July Car Show This annual open car show awards trophies for all categories. Enjoy food trucks and vendors at this family-friendly event to celebrate the Independence Day holiday. Kerr County Courthouse, 700 Main St. dietertcenter.org 830/792-4044

KERRVILLE: Jul. 4 Robert Earl Keen’s Fourth on the River Enjoy food, vendor booths, the Guadalupe River, live music, a free concert featuring Robert Earl Keen, and, of course, fireworks. Louise Hays Park, 202 Thompson Dr. kerrvilles4th.org 830/257-8233

KERRVILLE: Jul. 25-28 Heart of the Hills Golf Tournament A nonprofit event committed to giving back to the local community while providing a friendly, competitive game of golf. Scott Schreiner Municipal Golf Course, 1 Country Club Lane. hohkerr.com 830/895-1027

KERRVILLE: Jul. 27-Aug. 20 “Images” An annual juried member’s show. Kerr Arts and Cultural Center, 228 Earl Garrett St. kacckerrville.com 830/895-2911

KERRVILLE: Jul. 29-30 “Cinderella” The Playhouse 2000 Youth Theater performs this timeless fairytale classic. Playhouse 2000 VK Garage Theater, 305 Washington St. playhouse2000.com 830/896-9393

KERRVILLE: Jul. 29-30 Texas Gun and 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 Texas 27. texasgunandknifeshows.com 830/285-0575

KYLE: Jul. 4 Independence Day Fireworks Show Join in the holiday celebration with a 20-minute fireworks show. If you can see the water tower, you will have a great view of the fireworks. Parking on paved parking lots around the intersection of Kohler’s and Kyle Parkway are the safest locations. Plum Creek Golf Course, 4301 Benner Road. cityofkyle.com/recreation 512/262-3939

KYLE: Jul. 8 Market Days Farmers market, homemade arts and crafts, live music, and fun activities. City Square Park, 101 N. Burleson St. cityofkyle.com/recreation 512/262-3939

LAMPASAS: Jul. 3-9 Spring Ho Festival Celebrating the Lampasas Springs on the first full weekend in July since 1972, the weeklong event includes a beauty pageant, a kiddie fishing derby, a county fair, special exhibits at the the Keystone Square Museum and the Lampasas County Museum, a carnival, a dance contest, an arts and crafts fair, a pet parade, a barbecue cook-off, two dances on the Square, the famous kayak races, a huge parade, a washer and horseshoe pitching contest, and music and singing. Various locations. springho.com

LAMPASAS: Jul. 29 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 E. U.S. 190. lampasastradedays.com 512/734-1294

LEAKEY: Jun. 30-Jul. 2 July Jubilee Enjoy a full weekend of Independence celebration with a small-town parade, arts and crafts vendors, food vendors, and a cowboy rodeo in historic downtown. Frio Canyon Chamber Arena and Downtown Leakey, 146 U.S. 83. friocanyonchamber.com 830/232-5222

LLANO: Jul. 1, 4 Rock ‘N Riverfest Enjoy jet ski racing on the Llano River July 1, and fireworks over the Llano River on July 4. Badu Park, 300 Legion Dr. llanochamber.org 325/247-5354

NEW BRAUNFELS: Jul. 1-2 Ryan Bingham in Concert Ryan Bingham is joined in concert by Steve Earle and Jamestown Revival. Advanced tickets recommended. Whitewater Amphitheater, 11860 F.M. 306. whitewaterrocks.com 830/964-3800

NEW BRAUNFELS: Jul. 4 Fourth of July Patriotic Celebration A morning parade kicks off the holiday, while the day wraps up with a spectacular fireworks show. Downtown and Landa Park. innewbraunfels.com

NEW BRAUNFELS: Jul. 7-9 Ink Masters Tattoo Expo Features more than 200 tattoo artists. New Braunfels Civic/Convention Center, 375 S. Castell. inkmasterstattooexpo.com 714/366-8445

OZONA: Jul. 1, 4 Fourth of July Celebrations Small-town event kicks off with a G.I. Joe Stars and Stripes Fun Run on Saturday. Tuesday’s activities include food booths, games, and entertainment; a parade; and fireworks. Ozona’s Historic Town Square, Intersection of Ozona Business Loop 466 and Texas 163. ozona.com/eventscalendar 325/392-2827

ROUND ROCK: Jul. 4 July Fourth Frontier Days Celebration Austin Symphonic Band performs. Old Settlers’ Park. austinsymphonicband.org 512/956-7420

SAN MARCOS: Jul. 22-23 Float Fest Spend a day in San Marcos, floating the river and enjoying one of the most unique music festivals in Texas. Cool Ranch River, 601 Dupuy Ranch Road. floatfest.net

STONEWALL: Jul. 4 July Fourth at the Sauer- Beckmann Living History Farm Experience how German pioneers celebrated Independence Day in 1915. Lyndon B. Johnson State Park and Historic Site, 199 State Park Road 52. tpwd.state.tx.us 830/644-2252

TAYLOR: Jul. 4 Fireworks Features a free display of booming fireworks. Murphy Park, 1600 Veteran’s Dr. taylormadetexas.com 512/352-6364

TAYLOR: Jul. 14-15 Taylor Rodeo Association Annual Rodeo Event features rodeo action and music. WilCo Expo Center, 210 Carlos G. Parker Blvd. NW. taylorrodeo.com 512/970-8756

UVALDE: Jul. 14 Four Square Friday Event features late-night shopping, food, live music, and art. Historic Downtown. visituvalde.com 830/278-4115

WIMBERLEY: Jun. 30-Jul. 2 VFW Rodeo Activties at the 72nd annual event include calf scrambles, bull riding, tie-down calf roping, bare back riding, saddle bronc riding, steer wrestling, team roping, mini bull riding, women’s breakaway roping, and women’s barrel racing. Veteran of Foreign Wars Post No. 6441, 401 Jacobs Well Road. wimberleyvfwrodeo.com 512/847-6441

WIMBERLEY: Jul. 1 Market Days More than 475 booths along a windy, shady path featuring treasures of all sorts. Live music and great barbecue, too. Lions Field, 601 F.M. 2325. shopmarketdays.com 512/847-2201

WIMBERLEY: Jul. 4 Annual Independence Day Parade The best little parade in Texas features more than 80 entries, including bands, horses, and floats. Small-town America at its best. Parade begins on F.M. 2325 to R.R. 12 and through the Wimberley Square. wimberley.org 512/847-2201

WIMBERLEY: Jul. 7-9, 14-16, 21-23, 28-30 “Cabaret” Experience this Tony Award-winning musical with iconic favorites like “Willkommen” and “Maybe This Time.” Wimberley Playhouse, 450 Old Kyle Road. wimberleyplayers.org 512/847-0575

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