2018 Highland Lakes Summer and 4th of July Events Schedule

Check out these events and other fun aspects of the Highland Lakes in our Summer Fun Guide in the June 29 edition of the Highlander!

 

Independence Day Celebrations

 

July 1

Reds, Whites & Blues Celebration at Lost Draw Cellars – Enjoy live blues music, hotdogs, and Texas wine in celebration of the 4th of July! 830-992-3251

 

July 1-4

49th Annual Aqua Boom, BBBQ & Friday Night Steak Cook-Off - Bar-B-Que Cook-Off: Kingsland. Annual event with Flights of Fancy RC Aircraft Show, AquaBoom State Championship BBQ Cook-off, Golf Tournament, Arts/Crafts Show, Children's rides/activities, AquaBoom Scholarship Pageant, Horseshoe pitch/washer Toss Tournamant, Poker Run on the River, Patriotic Concert, Children's parade, Land Parade Lake Area Rods Classic Car Show, Rubber Ducky Race, Live Band, Boat Parade, Annual Street Dance. Steak Cookoff held Fri., July 6 at 7:00 p.m. BBQ Cook-Off will take place Sat., July 7 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. For more information call 325-388-6211 or visit www.kingslandchamber.org.  
 

July 3 

Free Patriotic Concert – 7:00 p.m., First United Methodist Church of Marble Falls. Salute to our Armed Forces, Community Adult and Children's Choirs, Harmony School of Creative Arts Dancers, Highland Lakes Honor Guard, Bluebonnet Choral. fumc@fumcmf.com 830-693-4341

 

July 3

Liberty Hill Independence Day Spectacular- 6 p.m. at the Liberty Hill City Park. 30-minute Fireworks Show begins after dark. This family-friendly event features loads of fun activities including an Apple Pie and Homemade Ice Cream Contests, Watermelon Seed Spitting Contest, Liberty Hill’s first Hot Dog Eating Contest, numerous children’s activities, food trucks, and a variety of entertainment, including an outdoor concert, and much more. contact katie@lhindependent.com for more information.

 

July 4

Bertram 4th of July Fireworks Celebration – Fireworks show begins at dark! Bring your coolers, lawn chairs, blankets, and family and friends to enjoy a Bertram favorite! Gather at the Bertram baseball fields on FM 243. Bertram Chamber of Commerce: 830-220-1353

 

July 4  

Freedom Celebration – A night of fun for the entire family. Come join the Briggs Fire Department for games, food, music, and fireworks. Hwy 183 & Loop 308, Briggs.

 

July 4 

Independence Day Firework Show- 8:30 p.m. Krause Springs, Spicewood. The fireworks will be launched from the field behind the volleyball courts on the right as you drive in. Our rules are as follows: No Glass Containers, No Pets Allowed, Be Respectful of Nature & Other Guests, No Loud Music, Cash Only (to get into the park). More info at krausesprings.net.

 

July 4  

Spicewood 4th of July Party – 9:00 – 12:00 p.m., starting at the Spicewood Post Office and ending at the Community Center. Hotdogs and refreshments provided free of charge. For more information, email spicewoodCoY@zeecon.com

 

July 4 

Rockn’ Fireworks- Llano. Join us for a blast in Badu Park on the Fourth this year. The Sky lights up when the sun goes down, July 4, from 9 p.m.-10 p.m., located at 300 Legion Drive, Llano, TX 78643. For more information visit www.llanochamber.org.

July 4 

July 4th Parade & Weekend Program: Fredericksburg, at Main Street, Marktplatz & various venues. Old fashion parade and patriotic program begins at 10:00 a.m. Children's parade, concert, fireworks, horse racing, and other local events. 830-997-6523. www.fbgtxparade.org.

 

July 4 

City of Fredericksburg July 4th Fireworks Display: To take place at the Golf Course at Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park. Bring lawn chairs, snacks, and drinks! Free admission, show begins around 9:15 p.m. 830-997-7521

 

July 4 

July 4th Kiddie Parade: Participants will enter in categories to earn prizes. Categories include “Uncle Sam,” “Miss Liberty,” “Best Bike Boy,” “Best Bike Girl,” “Best Dressed Pet,” “Best Group,” and more. No sign up required. 100 Block of W. Main, Fredericksburg. 830-990-2383

 

July 4

July 4th Chili Cookoff at Becker Vineyards: 10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Salsa judging at 11:30 and chili judging at 2:00 p.m. World-class teams will compete in the CASI event to earn points toward the famous Terlingua International Chili Championship. Proceeds benefit the Fredericksburg Food Pantry. $5 for 6 samples of chili. 830-644-2681 www.beckervineyards.com

 

July 4  

4th of July Celebration in Luckenbach Texas – Enjoy a classic car parade, Lucken Pong and Washer Pitching, and live music provided by Paul Cauthen, The Peterson Brothers, and the Chubby Knuckle Choir. Free admission. 412 Luckenbach Town Loop. 830-997-3224. www.luckenbachtexas.com
 

July 4 

4th of July Celebration at the Gillespie County Airport – 6:00 p.m., fireworks begin at 9:30 p.m. Show up early to get a good spot! Airport Diner will be open for ice cream and shakes, and the Officer's Club at the Hangar Hotel will have cold drinks and party favors available. Food tent will also be present. 155 Airport Road, Fredericksburg. 830-997-9990

 

July 4 

Johnson City Fourth Fest – Enjoy activities during the day, including a parade in downtown Johnson City with horses, vehicles, floats, and more! Fireworks show begins at 9:15 p.m. at the Blanco County Fairgrounds. Bring a cooler, lawn chairs, blankets, and snacks. 101 E. Pecan Dr., Johnson City. www.johnsoncitytexas.info

 

July 4

Marble Falls Community Fireworks: Marble Falls. Lakeside Park on Buena Vista Drive. Food and beverage vendors open at 3 p.m., live music starts at 5:30 p.m. and fireworks at 9:15 p.m. or dusk. $5 wristbands are available for the Kid Zone. For more information, visit www.marblefallscommunityfireworks.com
 

July 4

Fireworks over Lake LBJ- Horseshoe Bay 4th of July Fireworks over Lake LBJ 9:45 p.m. Enjoy live music before the fireworks show by Derek Spence's tribute to George Strait. More info at www.hsbresort.com.

 

July 4 

July 4th Celebration: Lago Vista, located at Lago Vista Golf Course & Greenshore Park area! A day full of activities celebrating our nation's independence, including a community wide parade, 5K fun run,www.lagovistajuly4.org.

 

July 4

Independence Day Parade- 8:30 a.m., Highland Haven Community Center. Registration starts at 8 a.m. families are encouraged to decorate their bikes, trikes, strollers, wagons, golf carts, classic or antique cars, and themselves!  Following the short parade to Dove Park and back, ice cream will be served to everyone.  First, second and third place ribbons will be awarded as well as participant ribbons for all.  

 

July 7 

Burgers n’ Blues Independence Day Celebration- Tow, Fall Creek Vineyard. Starting at noon, celebrate Independence Day with sizzling hot burgers right off the grill and spend the rest of the afternoon enjoying tastings and tours! We also have lots of outdoor fun in store! Entertainment provided by Saxophonist Rodney Howell. For more info visit www.fcv.com.

 

July 9-15 

Spring Ho Festival: Lampasas, downtown. Beauty pageant, talent contest, fishing derby, county fair, exhibits, carnival, dance, pet parade, diaper derby, 10K & 1 mile run. BBQ cook-off, dance. 512-556-5301. 

 

Summer Events

 

July 3

Free Patriotic Concert – 7:00 p.m., First United Methodist Church of Marble Falls. Salute to our Armed Forces, Community Adult and Children's Choirs, Harmony School of Creative Arts Dancers, Highland Lakes Honor Guard, Bluebonnet Choral. fumc@fumcmf.com 830-693-4341

 

July 4

A Walk Through History” - 10:00 a.m. Featuring Texas Supreme Court Justice James D. (Jimmy) Blacklock, Texas Third Court of Appeals Justice Melissa Goodwin, and Col. Trevor Dupuy (West Point, U.S. Army Retiree). Hamburgers, hotdogs, and BBQ beef available by donation. Net proceeds go to American Legion Post #370. Llano American Legion Hall, 200 Legion Dr., Llano.

 

4th of July Bike Parade – participate in a leisurely ride through Ink Lake State Park with park staff, law enforcement, and firefighters. Decorate your bike with streamers, ribbons, and everything red, white, and blue! Decorations will be available while supplies last before the parade. Meet at Central Park by the park store at 10:00 a.m. 3630 Park Rd. 4, Burnet.

 

July 4 & 7

Llano Rock'N Riverfest & Jet Ski races – Zipline, Pet parade, splash pad, vendors, kid fish, meltdown, car show, and BBQ cook off. Entertainment provided by the Gary Lee Cox Band. Fireworks shows both nights. Badu Park 300 W. Legion Dr. West Pavilion, Llano. www.llanorocknriverfest.com 325-247-5354

 

July 5 & 12

Summer Reading Camp – 3:00 p.m., Marble Falls Public Library. 830-693-2023

July 5 – Kazoo With Epic Entertainment

July 12 – Sandbank Shadowfactory

 

July 5

Highland Lakes Metal Detection – 6:00 p.m., Herman Brown Free Library, Burnet. 512-715-5228

 

July 6

First Friday Art Walk – 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. Enjoy shopping, dining, art, and more on Marble Falls' Historic Downtown District.

Damon Curtis at Brass Hall – 9:00 p.m. 909 3rd St., Marble Falls. 888-503-8842

 

July 7

Pari- Mutuel Horse Races - Gillespie County Fairgrounds, Fredericksburg. Horse racing the whole family can enjoy featuring a full slate of quarter horse, thoroughbred races, special races and trials. Race weekends include dancing, entertainment, a variety of food, drink. . 830-997-2349. Race Barn: 830-997-4058 or www.gillespiefair.net.

Wild Cave Tours at Longhorn Caverns State Park – primitive caving adventure offered Saturdays at 9:30 a.m. Book online at www.visitlonghorncavern.com/wildcave/

Live Music: Dan Johnson at Torr Na Lochs – 2:30 p.m. Enjoy great Texas wine while listening to the Southern-Americana music provided by TNL newcomer Dan Johnson.

Hardtime Records Glow Party at Brass Hall – 8:00 p.m., 909 3rd St., Marble Falls. 888-503-8842

 

July 9-15

Spring Ho Festival in Lampasas - Games, vendors, raffle, live music. 512-556-5301

 

July 9-10

Golf Lessons at Hancock Park Golf Course – Golf camp for children 2nd through 9th grade. Registration forms may be picked up at Hancock Park Golf Course and at the City Administration Building. Must be turned in by Fri., July 6. 512-556-3202

 

July 11

Ice Cream Social – 7:00 p.m. First United Methodist Church of Marble Falls. Free to the public; entertainment provided by Jim Newton and Paul G. Hill.

Sound Workshop for Kids – 2:30 p.m., Herman Brown Free Library, Burnet.

 

July 13

London Baileigh at Brass Hall – 9:00 p.m., 909 3rd St., Marble Falls. 888-503-8842

 

July 13 – 14

Lampasas Spring Ho BBQ Cook-Off – 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m., Cooper Springs Nature Park. 512-556-5172

 

July 14

Wild Cave Tours at Longhorn Caverns State Park – primitive caving adventure offered Saturdays at 9:30 a.m. Book online at www.visitlonghorncavern.com/wildcave/

Toughest 10K in Texas Race & 5K Race- 8 a.m., Hancock Park Pavillion, Lampasas. 36th Annual Toughest 10K In Texas, 5K & 1 Mile Run. The first 300 Participants will receive a T-Shirt and Goodie Bag! 512-556-5172.

Bikin' & Eggs – 9:00 a.m., begin at Trek Store in Johnson City. Check-in begins at 8:30 a.m. 423-797-8735

July Food Truck Rally – 4:00 – 9:00 p.m. Pavilion at Johnson City. 704-989-8263
WWII Pacific Combat Program at the National Museum of the Pacific War – 10:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Spend your summer enjoying an educational experience as you view a battle reenactment and learn about events that took place in the Pacific War. 508 E. Austin, Fredericksburg. 830-997-8600

Llano Country Opry – 7:30 p.m. Enjoy music by Darrell McCall and Tony Booth at the Historic Lantex Theater, 113 W. Main St., Llano.
Ryan Ross Band at Brass Hall – 9:00 p.m., 909 3rd St., Marble Falls. 888-503-8842

 

July 15

Marble Falls Triathlon- Join us for a truly scenic and challenging course through the beautiful hill country area surrounding the city of Marble Falls. Swim in the warm freshwater of Lake Marble Falls, bike through the scenic hill country steeped with vistas, and then finish with a run through the quaint lakeside neighborhood of Marble Falls. Packet details and registration at http://www.marblefallstri.com.

Antonelli's & Fall Creek Texas Cheese & Wine Class – 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. Learn which wines pair the best with different TEXAS cheeses. Reserve tickets at www.fcv.com. 1820 CR 222, Tow.

 

July 16 – 20

Buchanan Arts & Crafts Guild Children's Art Camp – 9:00 – 12:00. This camp is offered to children ages 8 to 15. Free of charge, and all supplies and snacks will be provided by the Guild's Outreach Program. 17534 E. SH 29, Buchanan Dam. 512-793-2858

 

July 18-21

Marble Falls Rodeo - Various times at Charles Thomas Arena, 100 Rodeo Dr, Marble Falls. Downtown parade, rodeo, dance. 512-755-3969.

 

July 20

WC Clark Blues Revue at Brass Hall – 9:00 p.m., 909 3rd St., Marble Falls. 888-503-8842

 

July 20 – 22

Fredericksburg Trade Days – Shop through over 400 vendors through bottomless treasures. Friday and Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.; Sunday 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. $5 parking fee good for all three days. 210-846-4094

Elvis Tribute Show – Friday at 8:00 p.m.; Saturday at 4:00 p.m.; Sunday at 3:00 p.m. Reserve your seats at www.rockboxtheater.com

 

July 21

Wild Cave Tours at Longhorn Caverns State Park – primitive caving adventure offered Saturdays at 9:30 a.m. Book online at www.visitlonghorncavern.com/wildcave/

Night in Old Fredericksburg- 11:00 a.m., Fredericksburg, at Gillespie County Fairgrounds. German and Texas entertainment and family fun. Pavilion Dance Halle, Fest Bier Halle, Food Courts, historic demonstrations, arts and crafts, kids area, and more. General admission $8 per person until 6:00 p.m.; $15 per person after 6:00 p.m. 830-997-2359.

Pari- Mutuel Horse Races - Gillespie County Fairgrounds, Fredericksburg. Horse racing the whole family can enjoy featuring a full slate of quarter horse, thoroughbred races, special races and trials. Race weekends include dancing, entertainment, a variety of food, drink. . 830-997-2349. Race Barn: 830-997-4058 or www.gillespiefair.net.

Nimitz Junior Corps “Use It Up” - Fredericksburg, at National Museum of the Pacific War, 500 E Austin. Eat some ration cakes, learn about the exhibits, and learn how to spot enemy planes from below. Free admission. 830-997-8600 http://www.pacificwarmuseum.org.

Live Music Courtney Reed & Charly Sardo at Torr Na Lochs – 2:00 p.m. Enjoy Texas wine and music provided by Courtney Reed and Charly Sardo, the Hill Country's dynamic duo. 7055 TX 29, Burnet.

Britches & Bows Golf Tournament – 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., Hancock Park Golf Course. 512-556-3202

Threadbare Jesters at Brass Hall – 9:00 p.m., 909 3rd St., Marble Falls. 888-503-8842

 

July 22

PCAA Concert in the Park – 6:30 p.m., free Sunday evening concert in the Adelsverein Halle at Marktplatz in Fredericksburg. Bring chairs, snacks, and drinks! Entertainment provided by Johnny P. & The Wise Guys. 830-997-8515

Insta-Crafty Makers Market – 12:00 p.m., The Pavilion at Founders Park, Johnson City. Shop local arts, eat lunch at your favorite food truck, and enjoy live music. Free admission.

Britches & Bows Golf Tournament – 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., Hancock Park Golf Course. 512-556-3202

 

July 27

Hill Country Swap Meet – 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park, Fredericksburg. The Hill Country Swap Meet is one of the biggest car events in the state. There will be hundreds of vintage cars and many parts for sale or swap. Free admission and free parking. www.earhartproductions.com/hill-country-swap-meet/

 

July 28

Moonlight Swimming- Come enjoy a moonlight swim at the Hancock Free Flow Swimming Pool, Lampasas. General admission is $3.50/per adult and $2.50/per child/senior. 512-556-4048 or 512-734-1315

Wild Cave Tours at Longhorn Caverns State Park – primitive caving adventure offered Saturdays at 9:30 a.m. Book online at www.visitlonghorncavern.com/wildcave/

William B. Travis Birthday Party – 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m., Texas Heritage Vineyard, Fredericksburg. Free admission. 830-456-6059

Snake River Red at Brass Hall – 9:00 p.m., 909 3rd St., Marble Falls. 888-503-8842

 

July 28 – 29

Johnson City Market Days- 10 a.m., the weekend features artisans, vendors and food. Contact info@johnsoncitytexaschamber.com or 830-868-7684. Go towww.johnsoncity-texas.com for a vendor application.

Lampasas Trade Days- 9 a.m., Marigolds, Lampasas. Merchandise ranges from Antiques, collectables, quilts, crafts, folk and fine art, new home furnishings, shabby chic furniture, new clothing, jewelry, candles, handbags, electronics, iron works , outdoor decor, plants, tools, great food concessions and more. 512-734-1294.

 

Aug. 3

First Friday Art Walk – 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. Enjoy shopping, dining, art, and more on Marble Falls' Historic Downtown District.

 

Aug. 4 – 5

123rd Annual Gillespie County Bundes Schuetzenfest – Come enjoy an old-fashioned German target shooting competition. Barbecue, burgers, and drinks will be available for purchase. Free parking and admission. Bear Creek Shooting Range, 2660 Center Point Rd., Fredericksburg.

 

Aug. 4

August Food Truck Rally - July Food Truck Rally – 4:00 – 9:00 p.m. Pavilion at Johnson City. 704-989-8263

Wild Cave Tours at Longhorn Caverns State Park – primitive caving adventure offered Saturdays at 9:30 a.m. Book online at www.visitlonghorncavern.com/wildcave/

Wake Eastman at Torr Na Lochs – 2:00 p.m. Come enjoy some wine and listen to this Torr Na Lochs favorite. 7055 TX 29, Burnet. 7055 SH 29, Burnet.

Llano Country Opry – 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Enjoy music by Doug Kershaw at the Historic Lantex Theater, 113 W. Main St., Llano.

Capt'n Karl's Night Trail Race – 60km, 30km, and 10km races starting 7:00 p.m. August 4th, ending 7:00 a.m. the next morning. ww.tejastrails.com/ck-colorado/

Justin Taylor Band – 9:00 p.m., 909 3rd St., Marble Falls. 888-503-8842

 

Aug. 9

Burnet CISD Back to School Breakfast – 7:00 a.m., Burnet High School Cafeteria. Explore vendors from throughout the school district to learn more about BCISD and meet the people who work behind the scenes to keep it awesome!

 

Aug. 10-11

Little Chicago Downtown Music and Arts Festival – 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Downtown Johnson City.

The Gatlin Brothers “Unplugged” at Rockbox Theater – 7:00 p.m. Enjoy music by the famous Gatlin Brothers in a small, intimate venue. Tickets are $72 and $77. 109 N. Llano, Fredericksburg. 830-997-7625

 

Aug. 11 – 12

Race Day Classic Steer Show (Battle of the Cattle) – 8:00 a.m., Gillespie County Fairgrounds. 530 Fair Drive, Fredericksburg. 830-997-2359

 

Aug. 11

Burnet Summer Concert Series: Pat Green – Gates open 6:30, show starts 7:30. $20 admission plus $5 alcohol entry fee. BYOB and lawn chairs. 301 Garden Trails Dr., Burnet.

Wild Cave Tours at Longhorn Caverns State Park – primitive caving adventure offered Saturdays at 9:30 a.m. Book online at www.visitlonghorncavern.com/wildcave/

Pari- Mutuel Horse Races - Gillespie County Fairgrounds, Fredericksburg. Horse racing the whole family can enjoy featuring a full slate of quarter horse, thoroughbred races, special races and trials. Race weekends include dancing, entertainment, a variety of food, drink. . 830-997-2349. Race Barn: 830-997-4058 or www.gillespiefair.net.

Grape Stomp at Pedernales Cellars – 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Stomp some grapes and enjoy live music and wine. Stomping is free. 2916 Upper Albert Rd., Fredericksburg. 830-644-2037

Bikin' & Eggs – 9:00 a.m., begin at Trek Store in Johnson City. Check-in begins at 8:30 a.m. 423-797-8735

Manzy Lowry Band at Brass Hall – 9:00 p.m., 909 3rd St., Marble Falls. 888-503-8842

 

Aug. 12 

PCAA Concert in the Park – 6:30 p.m., free Sunday evening concert in the Adelsverein Halle at Marktplatz in Fredericksburg. Bring chairs, snacks, and drinks! Entertainment provided by Johnny P. & The Wise Guys. 830-997-8515

Aug. 13-14

Grape Stomp- at Texas Hills Vineyard Grape Stomp, Johnson City. This is the 16th annual traditional grape stomp at the vineyard. 830-868-2321.

 

Aug. 16-19

Blanco County Fair and Rodeo- The 87th annual Blanco County Fair and Rodeo is at the Blanco County Fairgrounds, 619 U.S. 281 in Johnson City. The event includes a parade, an exhibit hall, livestock shows, a pageant, and the rodeo. A dance follows the rodeo with live music by John Christopher Way on Friday night and The Jesse Stratton Band on Saturday night. Go to bcfra.org or email info@bcfra.org

 

Aug. 17 – 19

Fredericksburg Trade Days – Shop through over 400 vendors through bottomless treasures. Friday and Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.; Sunday 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. $5 parking fee good for all three days. 210-846-4094

 

Aug. 18

Wild Cave Tours at Longhorn Caverns State Park – primitive caving adventure offered Saturdays at 9:30 a.m. Book online at www.visitlonghorncavern.com/wildcave/

Live Music: Matthew Butter at Torr Na Lochs – 2:00 p.m. Enjoy great Texas wine while listening to the many talents of local artist Matthew Butter. 7055 SH 29, Burnet.

Rock, Row & Run Kids Aquathlon – 9:00 a.m., Legion Street Pool, Johnson City. Early registration June 4 – Aug. 10, $25/person; Late registration Aug. 11 – 17, $35/person. www.myjcparks.org or 423-434-5749

Gillespie County Fair Livestock Shows – 9:15 a.m., 530 Fair Drive, Fredericksburg. www.gillespiefair.com

 

Aug. 23 - 26

130th Annual Gillespie County Fair – Enjoy a day or three at the Oldest Continuous County Fair in Texas! 830-997-2359. www.gillespiefair.com

 

Aug. 24 – 26

The Peddler Show & Hill Country Hunting Expo – enjoy a His and Hers weekend in Llano at the JLK Event Center, 2200 W. RR 152, Llano. 325-247-5159

 

Aug. 24

The Gatlin Brothers “Unplugged” at Rockbox Theater – 7:00 p.m. Enjoy music by the famous Gatlin Brothers in a small, intimate venue. Tickets are $72 and $77. 109 N. Llano, Fredericksburg. 830-997-7625

 

Aug. 24 – 25

Meet the Mountains Festival – outdoor recreation festival in Johnson City. Free admission. www.facebook.com/MeetTheMountainsFest

 

Aug.25

Pari- Mutuel Horse Races - Gillespie County Fairgrounds, Fredericksburg. Horse racing the whole family can enjoy featuring a full slate of quarter horse, thoroughbred races, special races and trials. Race weekends include dancing, entertainment, a variety of food, drink. . 830-997-2349. Race Barn: 830-997-4058 or www.gillespiefair.net.

Wild Cave Tours at Longhorn Caverns State Park – primitive caving adventure offered Saturdays at 9:30 a.m. Book online at www.visitlonghorncavern.com/wildcave/

 

Aug. 25-28

Gillespie County Fair- It’s four big days filled with great events–exciting carnival and midway, your favorite fair food, livestock judging, agricultural and household exhibits, arts and crafts, antique tractor shows, and live pari-mutuel horse racing! www.gillespiefair.net.

Heritage Antique Tractor & Engine Show- This show provides visitors a take back approach to the good ol’ days. Many activities such as agricultural displays, tractor displays, engine displays, antique tractor pulls, and a working blacksmith shop are open for your viewing pleasure. 830-889-9348.

 

Aug. 25 – 26

Johnson City Market Days- 10 a.m., the weekend features artisans, vendors and food. Contact info@johnsoncitytexaschamber.com or 830-868-7684. Go towww.johnsoncity-texas.com for a vendor application.

Lampasas Trade Days- 9 a.m., Marigolds, Lampasas. Merchandise ranges from Antiques, collectables, quilts, crafts, folk and fine art, new home furnishings, shabby chic furniture, new clothing, jewelry, candles, handbags, electronics, iron works , outdoor decor, plants, tools, great food concessions and more. 512-734-1294.

Live Music: Brandon Alan Live at the Yacht Club – 7:00 p.m., Horseshoe Bay Resort. 200 Hi Cir N., Horseshoe Bay.

 

Aug. 26

PCAA Concert in the Park – 6:30 p.m., free Sunday evening concert in the Adelsverein Halle at Marktplatz in Fredericksburg. Bring chairs, snacks, and drinks! Entertainment provided by Bob Appel. 830-997-8515

 

Aug. 27

LBJ Birthday Celebration- at LBJ State Park & Historic Site, at 199 Park Rd 52, Stonewall. 10:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m. Activities throughout the day with old-time games for the whole family, such as marbles, tops, jacks and stick horses. 830-644-2252.

Capt'n Karl's Night Time Trail Series – Reville Peak Ranch, Burnet- 4 p.m., this is the fourth event in the Capt'n Karl's Night Time Trail Series. 60km, 30km, 10km and Kids' Run. Packet pick-up starts at 4 p.m. visit www.traverserunning.com for details/registration.

 

Aug. 27-28

Pari- Mutuel Horse Races - Gillespie County Fairgrouds, Fredericksburg. Horse racing the whole family can enjoy featuring a full slate of quarter horse, thoroughbred races, special races and trials. Race weekends include dancing, entertainment, a variety of food, drink. . 830-997-2349. Race Barn: 830-997-4058 or www.gillespiefair.net.

 

Aug. 31

Labor Day Weekend Bash at Brass Hall – 9:00 p.m., 909 3rd St., Marble Falls. 888-503-8842

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