June

AUSTIN: May 12-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: May 30-June 3 “An American in Paris” A new Tony-winning musical about an American soldier, a mysterious French girl, and an indomitable European city, each yearning for a new beginning in the aftermath of war. Bass Concert Hall, 2350 Robert Dedman Drive. austin.broadway.com 800-731-7469

AUSTIN: May 30-June 24 “Sunday in the Park with George” Stephen Sondheim’s Pulitzer Prize-winning musical masterpiece is a living painting by artist Georges Seurat, and centers on the artist as he discovers unimaginable possibilities while creating an enduring work of art. Seurat, known for juxta­posing points of multicolored paint to allow the viewer’s eye to blend the colors, connects the dots that make life so passionate, unex­pected, heartbreaking, and ultimately raptur­ous. The live, onstage orchestra brings the radiant score about the art of making art— and love—to life. ZACH Theatre, 202 S. Lamar Blvd. zachtheatre.org 512-476-0541

AUSTIN: June 1 Rob Lowe: Stories I Only Tell My Friends LIVE! Following his sold-out debut in Mesa, Arizona, Rob Lowe is taking his one-man show on a limited-run tour. Inspired by the success of his two New York Times best-selling memoirs, Lowe has created an all-new peek behind the curtain at Holly­wood, fame, fatherhood, and marriage. From the Brat Pack to The West Wing to Parks and Rec and beyond, this show is packed with witty fun and one-of-a-kind insights spanning an iconic four-decade career. Paramount The­atre, 713 Congress Ave. austintheatre.org 512-472-5470

AUSTIN: June 4 Paul Simon in Concert The legendary songwriter, recording artist, and performer embarks on his farewell concert tour, Homeward Bound—The Farewell Tour. Simon and his band bring to the stage a stun­ning, career-spanning repertoire of timeless hits and classic songs, which have permeated and influenced popular culture for genera­tions. Frank Erwin Center, 1701 Red River St. uterwincenter.com 512-471-7744

AUSTIN: June 7-10 ATX Television Festival Discover the latest innovations in the television industry. Downtown Austin, 2210 S. Congress Ave. atxfestival.com 512-551-1330

AUSTIN: June 7-10 Austin Black Pride Celebration A weekend of events that were created to highlight Austin’s black LGBTQ community interests, talents, and culture. Various locations. austinblackpride.org

AUSTIN: June 7-10 Republic of Texas Biker Rally One of the most anticipated motorcycle events in the country. Travis County Exposition Center and Sixth Street, 7311 Decker Lane. rotrally.com 512-252-9768

AUSTIN: June 7 Shania Twain in Concert The global country superstar hits the road in support of her new album, “NOW.” These dates mark Shania’s first tour since “Rock This Country” back in 2015. Frank Erwin Center, 1701 Red River St. uterwincenter.com 512-477-6060

AUSTIN: June 9 Bubblepalooza Everyone is invited to spend time on the Long Center’s City Terrace and expansive lawns enjoying live music, trailer food—and of course, tons of bub­bles at this free annual celebration of open play. Long Center, 701 W. Riverside Drive. thelongcenter.org

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/shows/ main-stage/heisenberg 512-476-0541

AUSTIN: June 20 Gregory Porter: “Nat ‘King’ Cole & Me” For Gregory Porter, the influence of Nat “King” Cole on his life and music runs deep, a through-line that reaches back into some of his earliest childhood memories, and culminates in the release of the two-time Grammy-winning vocalist’s stunning fifth studio album, a heartfelt tribute to the legendary singer, pianist, and Capitol recording artist. The Long Center for the Performing Arts, 701 W. Riverside Drive. thelongcenter.org 512-474-5664

AUSTIN: June 23 African American Book Festival This free, annual literary event show­cases new works by and about African Ameri­cans. George Washington Carver Museum & Library, 1165 Angelina St. facebook.com/aabookfest

AUSTIN: June 23-24 City-Wide Garage Sale Enjoy this vintage, collectible, and antique market. Palmer Events Center, 900 Barton Springs Road. cwgs.com

AUSTIN: June 23 Fun Stop 5K and Festi­val Formerly known as Keep Austin Weird Fest & 5K, this race is the most fun you’ll have at a 5K—the only 5K in downtown Austin that allows alcoholic beverages on the route and the only 5K with more than 12 outrageously fun stops along the way. Dress up in your quirkiest costume and invite your friends, family, and co-workers to this year’s event, fea­turing a crazed obstacle course stop (drink in hand encouraged), the ultimate foam party fun stop, a puppy kissing booth, and exciting performances from local bands rocking into the night. Downtown Austin, 710 Riverside Drive. funstop5k.com

AUSTIN: June 23 The Cooking Light & Health Fit Foodie Festival & 5K Event cele­brates the balance of a delicious, healthy, and active lifestyle as you eat your way to the finish line with bites along the course, then celebrate at the post-run Food and Fitness Festival. Enjoy tastes from local restaurants, beer and wine gar­dens, mini-workout classes, cooking demonstra­tions, and more. Mueller Lake Park, 4550 Mueller Blvd. fitfoodierun.com/austin-texas.html 619-312-1212

BANDERA: June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 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 830-796-3045

BANDERA: June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 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: June 2 Bandera Market Days Arts and crafts vendors in downtown Ban­dera. Bandera County Courthouse Lawn, 500 Main St. banderacowboycapital.com 830-796-3045

BANDERA: June 2 The Old Timers Trad­ing Post Meet local artists and artisans. The Old Timer, 14178 SH 16 N.
banderacowboycapital.com 830-796-3045

BANDERA: June 5 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: June 9, 16, 23, 30 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: June 16 Frontier Times Museum 85th Anniversary On May 20, 1933, the Frontier Times Museum was formally opened to the public with great ceremony. A barbecue lunch was served across the street at the First Baptist Church because the museum was not large enough to accommodate every­one who came. This year it celebrates its 85th anniversary with a barbecue dinner on the grounds. The museum continues to attract visi­tors from all over the United States and the world. Frontier Times Museum, 510 13th St. banderacowboycapital.com 830-796-3045

BANDERA: June 21 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: June 30 Bandera Riverfest Join the fun as Bandera Business Associa­tion holds its 21st annual event on the banks of the beautiful Medina River. Wear your swimsuit and bring your tube, don’t miss the opportunity of floating in one of the clean­est, clearest rivers in Texas. Enjoy kayak races, exhibits, water games, a river rodeo, a car show, music, food booths, arts & crafts, paddle boats, and a cookoff. Active military and children 12 and under are free. Bandera City Park, 1102 Maple St. banderacowboycapital.com 830-796-3045

BLANCO: June 8-10 Blanco Lavender Festival The entire town of Blanco will be bathed in lavender during the 14th annual event. The Lavender Market, on the grounds of the historic Blanco County Courthouse, will offer lavender goods from some of the finest artists and craftspeople from across the state. A speakers pavilion runs throughout the festi­val with topics ranging from how to grow lav­ender in your home garden to the importance of bees. Live music all three days under the shade of the oak trees in Blanco’s Bindseil Park will keep things festive. Fine craft beers, regional wineries and Texas-made specialty packaged foods complete the festival offer­ings. Tour the lavender farms and learn about this unique and historic plant. Admission is free. Blanco Town Square, 300 Main St. blancolavenderfest.com 830-833-5101

BOERNE: June 2 Boerne Family Fish The first Saturday in June is fish without a license day in the state of Texas, therefore adults fishing in this tournament are not required to carry a fishing license to partici­pate. The goal 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

BOERNE: June 2, 23 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: June 5, 19 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: June 9-10 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: June 9 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: June 9 – DADS AND DEMOS – Second Saturday Art Beat! featuring Gallery Artists, Don Darst, Doug Roper and Charles Schubert. Music provided by Tom McRae. Join us for fine art, wine and hors d’oeuvres. Meet the artists! Enjoy the live demos! 4:00 – 8:00pm http://www.carriagehousegalleryofartists.com 830-248-1184

BOERNE: June 15-17 Boerne Berges Fest It doesn’t have to be October for people to gather and celebrate German culture in America. This three-day, family-friendly festi­val centers around the German heritage of the Boerne area and commandeers Boerne’s Main Street on Father’s Day weekend for an old fashioned community parade, and then con­tinues with the “Festival in the Hills” at Herff Park/Kendall County Fairgrounds. The Boerne Berges Fest is one of Boerne’s biggest festivals, attracting people from all over Texas for music from one of Texas’ best German folk bands, the Berges Fest Parade, dachshund races, carnival rides for people of all ages, and more. Kendall County Fairgrounds, 1307 River Road. visitboerne.org

BOERNE: June 29 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 “Little Giants.” Festivities begin at 7:30 p.m., and the movie begins at dark. Boerne City Lake Park, 1 City Lake Road. visitboerne.org/calendar/movies-park-little-giants

BROWNWOOD: May 31-June 2 Brown County Rodeo The 55th annual event includes a parade on Saturday, where judg­ing is based on originality, appeal, presenta­tion, and workmanship. Brown County Fair Grounds, 4206 US 377 S. browncountyfairandrodeo.com 325-646-6365

BROWNWOOD: June 1-2 Heartland Rod Run Poker run on Friday and a car show on Saturday, plus a burnout contest, a “panty dash,” vendors, and awards. Riverside Park, 900 Early Blvd. and Riverside Park Drive. heartlandcruisers.org 325-642-2101

BROWNWOOD: June 9-10 Robert E. Howard Days at Greenleaf Refreshments served all weekend near the grave of author Robert E. Howard, who is well known for his character Conan the Barbarian and is regarded as the father of the sword and sor­cery sub-genre. Greenleaf Cemetery, 2615 US 377 S. 325-646-6919

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. brownwood jcs.com

BULVERDE: June 8 “Despicable Me 3” Free outdoor movie starts at sunset. Bring pic­nics, lawn chairs, and blankets. Bulverde Com­munity Park. slabcinema.com 210-212-9373

BURNET: June 8-9 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: June 9 Summer Concert Series Mexican Norte, Tejano singer, and accordi­onist Michael Salgado in concert. Haley Nelson Amphitheater, 301 Garden Trails Drive. cityofburnet.com 512-756-4297

BURNET: June 23 Summer Concert Series American country music artist Rick Trevino in concert. Haley Nelson Amphitheater, 301 Garden Trails Drive. cityofburnet.com 512-756-4297

Cedar Park: June 15 – Concert in the Park. Bring your lawn chair/blankets as there is plenty of space.  You are welcome to bring your own picnic/ice chest.  Please no glass containers.  For more information visit www.cedarparkparks.com or call (512) 401-5500. 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM  512-401-5500

COMFORT: June 12 Music in the Park Outdoor music featuring the John Arthur Martinez Band. Freewill offering. Cold non-alcoholic beverages provided. Bring lawn chairs. Comfort Park, 423 Main St. comfort-texas.com 830-995-3131

DRIPPING SPRINGS: June 10 Sunday Matinee with 3 Chord Rodeo Traditional country sounds and great dancing music. Sunday afternoon dancing and you can still get home in time for supper. $5 at the door. Mercer Street Dancehall, 332 Mercer St. mercerstreetdancehall.com 512-858-4314

DRIPPING SPRINGS: June 23 Tomato Round-Up: Home-Grown Tomato Con­test The seventh annual event is open to farmers and backyard gardeners. Tomato tastings and competitions will include gar­den-fresh, vine-ripened tomatoes—from the smallest, sweetest cherries to the largest, juiciest slicers and the richest, most flavorful heirlooms. Food and drink vendors will sell tomato-themed treats. Kid-friendly activi­ties add to the fun, while attendees can learn from Hays County master gardeners about growing the perfect tomato as well as listen to Hill Country-inspired music. Veterans Memorial Park, US 290 and RR 12. cityofdrippingsprings.com

FREDERICKSBURG: June 1 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: June 2 Masonic Open Car Show The 14th annual event ben­efits various charitable activities and features classic cars, live music, food, vendors, and more. Marktplatz, 100 block of W. Main. fredericksburgmasons.com 830-992-3333

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. Presented by Fredericksburg Theater Company. Steve W. Shepherd Theater, 1668 US 87. fredericksburgtheater.org 830-997-3588

FREDERICKSBURG: June 15-17 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: June 16 – Historic Cherry Mountain School Open House. Driving Trail, established 2006, links 16 historic schools to Vereins Kirche, first Gillespie County School built 1847 on Fredericksburg Market Square. 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. Schools listed on National Register of Historic Places. Members of Country School Association of America. Today they function as community and learning centers, rentals for reunions, other social gatherings, and unique destination weddings. 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. www.HistoricSchools.org 830-685-3321

Fredericksburg: June 16 – Historic Pecan Creek School Open House. Driving Trail, established 2006, links 16 historic schools to Vereins Kirche, first Gillespie County School built 1847 on Fredericksburg Market Square. 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. Schools listed on National Register of Historic Places. Members of Country School Association of America. Today they function as community and learning centers, rentals for reunions, other social gatherings, and unique destination weddings. 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. www.HistoricSchools.org 830-685-3321

FREDERICKSBURG: June 16-17 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, 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. pacificwarmuseum.org

FREDERICKSBURG: June 22 Shenandoah in Concert Enjoy the talents of this wonder­ful group, who won the Academy of Coun­try Music’s Vocal Group of the Year in 1991, as they embark on their 30th anniversary tour. Rockbox Theater, 109 N. Llano. rockboxtheater.com 830-997-7625

FREDERICKSBURG: June 23 Hill Country Food Truck Festival At the fifth annual event, enjoy regional food trucks, Texas Hill Country wine, Texas craft beers, and live Amer­icana music. Luckenbach Texas, 412 Lucken­bach Town Loop. luckenbachtexas.com 830-997-3224

FREDERICKSBURG: June 24 PCAA Con­cert in the Park This month’s free Sunday eve­ning concert features Soul Machine. Bring your chairs, eats, and drinks. Marktplatz, 100 block of West Main. fredericksburgfestivals.com 830-997-8515

GEORGETOWN: June 8, 15, 22, 29 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: June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 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: Through June 28 Texas Water­color Society Annual National Exhibit Hill Country Arts Foundation, 119 Point Theatre Road. hcaf.com 830-367-5120

INGRAM: June 1-28 Texas Watercolor Society Annual National Exhibit Founded by Margaret Pace Willson and Amy Freeman Lee in 1949 with the mission to advance the art of painting in watercolors and hold annual exhibitions of watercolor paintings. In the beginning, the exhibit was selected by nation­ally recognized jurors and limited to artists residing in Texas. Today, more than 60 years later, TWS continues to exhibit and promote some of the of the best artists working in that unique and vibrant medium—watercolor. Hill Country Arts Foundation, 119 Point Theatre Road. hcaf.com 830-367-5120

INGRAM: June 8-23 “The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe” This new dramatization of C.S. Lewis’ classic, set in the land of Narnia, faithfully re-creates the magic and mystery of Aslan, the Great Lion. Hill Coun­try Arts Foundation, 120 Point Theatre Road. hcaf.com 830-367-5121

JOHNSON CITY: June 23-24 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

JOHNSON CITY: June 30 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

KERRVILLE: May 24-June 10 Kerrville Folk Festival The 47th annual international songwriters festival features more than 100 songwriters and their bands. Quiet Valley Ranch, 3876 Medina Highway. kerrvillefolkfestival.org 830-257-3600

KERRVILLE: May 24-June 24 Southwest Gourd Fine Art Show The nation’s finest gourd artists compete in a variety of catego­ries in this popular annual show. Kerr Arts & Cultural Center, 228 Earl Garrett St. kacckerrville.com 830-895-2911

KERRVILLE: June 1 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 1-2 Shakespeare in the Park: “As You Like It” A pastoral comedy. Come out to the park for an evening of free entertainment and fun. Louise Hays Park, 202 Thompson Drive. playhouse2000.com 830-896-9393

KERRVILLE: June 2 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 on site and lots of free parking. Pets on a leash are welcome. Kerr County Hill Country Youth Event Center, 3785 Hwy 27. kerrmarketdays.org 830-459-6198

KERRVILLE: June 2 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 SH 27. kerrmarketdays.org 830-895-7524

KERRVILLE: June 9 National Get Out­doors Day Encourages healthy, active, out­door fun for families to exerience. Louise Hays Park, 202 Thompson Drive. kerrvilletx.gov 830-257-7300

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: June 15 Movie 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: June 16 Kerrville Skate Com­petition Entrants have 3 minutes to perform their best skating skills. Singing Wind Park, 2112-2116 Singing Wind Drive. kerrvilletx.gov 830-257-7300

KERRVILLE: June 22 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: June 30 Car Show The 20th annual open car show with trophies awarded for all categories. Food trucks and vendors will be on site. Kerr County Courthouse, 700 Main St. dietertcenter.org 830-792-4044

KYLE: June 9 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: June 2 ATLAS Ride Ride with the 2018 Texas 4000 Team on day 1 of their 70-day journey from Austin to Anchorage, Alaska. With 25- and 50-mile ride options, every level of cyclist can join this bike ride through the Hill Country while raising money and awareness for the organization’s mission to cultivate student leaders and engage commu­nities in the fight against cancer. Celebrate at the finish line festival with delicious local bar­becue, live music, beer, wine tastings, festival activities, a presentation by the Texas 4000 team, and more. Campbell Park, 501 E. North Ave. atlasride.org 737-300-2318

LAMPASAS: June 2-3 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

LLANO: June 1-2 Llano Open Pro Rodeo This year marks the 83rd annual event, a full weekend of bronc bustin’, bull riding, barrel racing, mutton bustin’, and team roping. A dance follows the rodeo on Saturday night. On Saturday morning, entries are always a great surprise at Llano’s largest annual parade fea­turing cars, trucks, bikes, children, and horses galore. Join the town as it crowds the streets around the Courthouse Square for this popular kick-off event. A Boy Scouts barbecue follows on the town square. John L. Kuykendall Events Center, 2249 Ranch Road 152. llanochamber.org 325-247-5354

MARBLE FALLS: June 2 Market on Main Shop artisan goods from around the Hill Country: handcrafted leather goods, beauti­fully carved art, and exceptional must-haves for the home, your closet, and more. Meet and mingle with more than 70 artisans. Main Street. marblefalls.org 830-693-2815

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: June 30 GI Joe 5K Walk/Run Enjoy a small-town 4th of July. Kick off the celebration with this 5K walk/run starting at 8 a.m. in front of the Crockett County Court­house. Proceeds benefit the Crockett County Veterans Memorial Fund. No age limit; all participants must sign a release form. An event T-shirt requires a $15 donation. Ozona’s Historic Town Square, Avenue E and 11th Street. ozona.com/eventscalendar 325-392-2827

ROUND ROCK: May 31-June 23 “Much Ado About Nothing” Shakespeare’s highly celebrated, romantic, and razor-witted comedy gives us the battle of the sexes as a delicious war of words, striking hilarious chords and revealing timeless truths about love, change, and acceptance. This will be the eighth production in the “Penfold in the Park” series, an annual offering of free, out­door summer theatre, made possible by a partnership with the Round Rock Parks & Recreation Department. Round Rock Amphitheater, 301 W. Bagdad Ave. penfoldtheatre.org 512-850-4849

Salado: June 8 – 10 – Texas History Days In Salado. The Village of Salado, TX will host an event June, 8th, 9th,& 10th  that will be held throughout the town. The event will include tours of National & Texas Historical sites, a speech by Sam Houston from the balcony of the Stagecoach Inn,  demonstrations, exhibits & entertainment. Vendors have been invited to show there handmade and pioneer products. 9:00am to 5:00pm www.texashistorysalado.com 254-466-9065

SAN MARCOS: June 2-10 International Piano Festival This weeklong event held on the campus of Texas State University attracts talented musicians of all ages from all over the world, and features workshops, competitions, and concerts. Texas State Performing Arts, 601 University Drive. 512-245-3390

SAN MARCOS: June 8 Wine & Art Walk A three-day experience in local fare, wine, and the best art in the region. Wine walkers can enjoy wine Friday night; Saturday will have Art Squared showcasing the best of local art. The annual Heritage Home Tour on Saturday and Sunday will feature unique history and charac­ter of San Marcos. Kid’s crafts, live art demos, and entertainment will round out the weekend. Downtown San Marcos, 111 E. San Antonio St. smtxwinewalk.com 512-393-8430

SAN MARCOS: June 9 Texas Water Safari Billed as the “World’s Toughest Boat Race,” the Texas Water Safari is a 260-mile long canoe and kayak race from Spring Lake in San Marcos to the city of Seadrift on the Texas coastline. Come cheer the teams on at various riverside parks. Meadows Center, 201 San Marcos Springs Drive. texaswatersafari.org 512-738-6607

STONEWALL: June 2 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 & Historic Site. tpwd.state.tx.us/state-parks/lyndon-b-johnson 830-644-2252

STONEWALL: June 15-16 Stonewall Peach JAMboree & Rodeo The 57th annual celebration of the peach crop includes peach judging, crowning of The Peach Queen, parade, food, music, and rodeo. stonewall texas.com 830-644-2735

TAYLOR: June 2 Jimmy Heap at the Moody Museum Jimmy Heap and the Melody Masters exhibit. Talk and music by Paul Schlesinger. Moody Museum, 114 W. Ninth St. moodymuseum.com

UVALDE: June 2 Annual Fishing Derby This free event is open to children ages 3-16; one adult per two children is required. Anglers need to bring their own bait, tackle, and cooler (if keeping fish). No pets and no live fish for bait. Five-fish limit per angler. 754 CR 203. fws.gov 830-278-2419

UVALDE: June 9 Four Square Friday Late-night shopping, food, live music, and art. Historic Downtown Uvalde. visituvalde.com 830-278-4115

UVALDE: June 15 Uvalde County Star Gazing Just after sunset, the public is invited to view the season’s stars, constellations, planets, and deep sky objects. Bring your own lawn chair, small flashlight, and insect repellent. Historic Ft. Inge, County Road 375. visituvalde.com 830-278-4115

UVALDE: June 16 Annual Senior Citizens/ Veterans Fishing Derby This free event is open to all area senior citizens and veterans. Anglers need to bring their own bait, tackle, and cooler (if keeping fish). No live fish for bait; no pets unless service animal. There will be a five-fish limit per angler. 754 CR 203. fws.gov 830-278-2419

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: June 2 Market Days The oldest outdoor market in the Texas Hill Country, it 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: June 9 Second Saturday Gallery Trail The art galleries in and around the Wimberley Square invite visitors 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

WIMBERLEY: June 29-30, 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, Krelborn discovers Audrey II’s out-of-this-world origins and intent toward global domination. The Wimberley Playhouse, 450 Old Kyle Road. wimberleyplayers.org

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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