Every Month - Brenham FARMER’S MARKET...
Experience fresh, locally-grown products, entertainment, food,
and fun. For additional details, visit
4 thru Aug 13 - San Marcos
SUMMER IN THE PARK CON-CERT
summer sunsets with live music every Thursday, 7:30-9:30 pm.
San Marcos Plaza. Pack a picnic and take the family out for a
night of fun! Free admission. 1-888-200-5620.
7–July 12 - Round Top
ROUND TOP MUSIC AT FES-TIVAL HILL...100
young musicians from around the world study and perform
orchestra & chamber music concerts with a renowned
soloists & conductors. Individual & season tickets
available. Round Top Festival Institute, Hwy 237 at Jaster Rd.
13 - San Marcos
TEXAS WATER SAFARI...
Known as the world’s most challenging boat race, this 260-mile
canoe race begins at Spring Lake and continues to the Gulf
Coast. San Marcos has been the starting point since 1963. It’s
a favorite for canoeists, kayakers and spectators.
19–20 - Stonewall
54th PEACH JAMBOREE RODEO & PBR EVENT...
Parade, dances, queen’s contest, rodeo, peach judging &
auction, peaches, food and peach ice cream, live music, Kid’s
Peach Patch, washer/42 tournaments & 5K-10K2222222.1 Peach Fun
Run. (830) 644-2735.
20–21, July 18–19 & August 15–16 New Braunfels
Shop the exceptional handmade quality of sculptors, potters,
jewelers, unique craftsman & specialty Texas-made foods, while
enjoying live entertainment and 25 specialty stores and
restaurants. Historic Old Gruene. (830) 832-1721.
22-27 - Elgin
Come experience exciting rodeo action. Carnival, arts &
crafts, live music and dance on Friday night. Enjoy the
longest parade in Central Texas on Saturday morning. Only 19
miles east of Austin on Hwy. 290.
4–5, 11–12, 18–19, 25–26 and August 1–2, 8–9 - Brenham HARVEST
Start with a hayride out to the vineyard. Pick grapes, bring
them back, pour them in the barrel, step in and stomp or
squish to music, which makes all the stress in your life fade
away! As a memento, step out with your purple feet into a
keepsake t-shirt! Sat 11am-6pm & Sun noon-5pm. Windy Winery,
4232 Clover Rd., Brenham. (979) 836-3252.
4 - Chappell Hill
FOURTH OF JULY PARADE & SUMMER COWBOY
Chappell Hill’s 39th Annual 4th of July Parade—the “Best Small
Town Parade in America!” Featuring floats, cowboys, antique
cars and the renowned Marching Kazoo Band. Starts 10am
Downtown. Cowboy demonstrators, pony rides & kid’s activities
begin at 10:30am.Free admission.
4 - Washington
HEB PRESENTS “FIREWORKS-ON-THE-BRAZOS…
Celebrate our nation’s independence where Texas declared her
own independence! Free ice cream treats & cola drinks, live
patriotic concert & a fireworks extravaganza. Washington on
the Brazos State Historic Site. For details, call
1-888-BRENHAM or visit
4 - San Marcos
Celebrate our nation’s in-dependence while the family enjoys
live music, vendor booths & a children’s parade. Sit along the
banks of the San Marcos River, and watch a spectacular
fireworks display. 888-200-5620. Free admission.
5 - Bastrop
Annual free admission festivities in Fisherman’s Park with
kid’s activities & games, lots of great food, live music & a
patriotic concert by Austin Symphonic Band during the
fireworks display at dark. 5pm-9:30pm Saturday. Bastrop
Chamber of Commerce:
11 - McDade
MCDADE WATERMELON FESTIVAL ...
Join in its 67th year special salute to the melon at McDade
with a parade, watermelon auction, vendors, waterslide, music,
food, car show Queen’s coronation & street dance July 10
(8pm-12pm) featuring Kenny Orts Band. Watermelon Festival, PO
Box 783, McDade, TX 78650.
11, 18 & 25 - Brenham
“HOT NIGHTS, COOL TUNES” CONCERT
Cool off around the square in downtown Brenham. Enjoy live
music every Saturday in July. Park benches and lush grass
provide curbside seating. Sales of food & beverages support
this great musical series.
Each concert begins at 7pm. Free admission & parking.
Call 1-888-BRENHAM or visit
18–19, July 25–26, August 1–2 and August 8–9 - Brenham
CRUSH FOR FUN AT PLEASANT HILL WINERY…
Crush for Fun 2015! Get purple feet, a special T-shirt (“I
picked. I stomped. I made some wine.”) and a picture to show
your friends. Saturday 11am-6pm & Sunday noon-5pm. Pleasant
Hill Winery, 1441 Salem Road, Brenham.
www.pleasanthillwinery.com. (979) 830-8463.
8 - Chappell Hill
LAVENDER & WINE FEST...
Enjoy a morning or afternoon of lavender cutting, live music,
lavender demonstrations, vendors & lavender cuisine at
Chappell Hill Lavender & Berry Farm (8 mi. north of the
historic town of Chappell Hill). Complete your day with wine
tasting, grape stomp, vendors & live music Saturday ONLY at
Windy Winery, 2250 Dillard Rd, Chappell Hill. For details:
(979) 251-8114 or
14–15 - Navasota
20th ANNUAL NAVASOTA BLUES FESTIVAL...
Honoring Navasota’s famous blues musician & songster—the late
Mance Lipscomb. Enjoy a dozen nationally-known blues stage
performers. Friday night music 5:30 pm-midnight. All-day
Saturday Blues Fest 11am- midnight. Grimes County Expo Center.
For additional info, call (936) 825-6600 or visit
11–19 - Brenham
147th WASHINGTON COUNTY FAIR ...The
“Oldest County Fair in Texas” features shows, rodeos, music &
fun! Nashville entertainment, carnival, crafts, food,
livestock & poultry auctions, commercial exhibits and
www.washingtoncofair.com. (979) 836-4112.
12 - Caldwell
31st ANNUAL KOLACHE FESTIVAL ...Downtown
on the Courthouse Square, enjoy kolaches, food & craft
vendors, Czech bands, quilt show, Antique Tractor Show and car
www.BurlesonCountyTX.com. (979) 567-0000.
19 - San Marcos
JUNIOR TEXAS WATER SAFARI...This
16-mile race is for young canoeists & kayakers. Held annually
on the third Saturday of September on San Marcos River. The
adventure begins at City Park and ends in Staples.
Registration: 8am at City Park. Free for spectators.
19–20, Oct 17–18, Nov 21–22, Dec 5–6 - New Braunfels
Shop the exceptional handmade quality of sculptors, potters,
jewelers, unique craftsman and specialty Texas-made foods,
while enjoying live entertainment and 25 specialty stores and
restaurants. Historic Old Gruene. (830) 832-1721. Visit
28–October 3 - Round Top
ORIGINAL ROUND TOP ANTIQUES
One of the “10 Best Antique Fairs in the Country” by
Better Homes and Gardens Magazine.
Over 350 upscale antique vendors across four location sites.
Championship barbeque and acres of free parking. $10 admission
fee covers all days. For more details: (888) 273-6426 or
8–11 - Gruene Historic District / New Braunfels
GRUENE MUSIC AND WINE FEST...
This Americana event benefits local charities and features the
best in live Texas music and the best in Texas food & wines at
Gruene Hall and The Grapevine. All four days are filled with
vintner & music events, wine, food & beer samplings and the
Great Guitar Auction. For tickets & info: (830) 629-5077 or
toll- free from San Antonio (830) 606-1601. Or visit
10 - Anderson
Experience a day at an 1850’s stagecoach inn. Hear hammers of
the blacksmith ring out, watch spinners & weavers ply their
trade, listen to beautiful dulcimer music and other period
presentations. Stagecoach rides are weather-dependent.
Fanthorp Inn State Historic Site. 10am-3pm. FREE admission /
suggested donation of $10 adults or $5 children for stage
www.birthplaceoftexas.com. (936) 873-2633.
10–11 - Chappell Hill
CHAPPELL HILL SCARECROW FESTIVAL...Stroll
through this historic town, and enjoy over 250 juried vendor
booths of home decor, gardening, jewelry and pet accessories.
Plus great food, entertainment, and numerous children’s
activities, including face painting, pony rides & more. Come
for the “best family fun in the state.” 1-888-BRENHAM.
24 - Elgin
28th HOGEYE FESTIVAL...
Texas’ biggest small-town block party, 10am to 6pm. “The
Sausage Capital of Texas” presents live music, handmade arts &
crafts, carnival, cow-patty bingo, car show, kid’s activities,
BBQ Pork Cook-off & more! Historic Down-town. On Hwy 290, just
19 miles east of Austin. For info:
(512) 285-5721; or
24–25 - Gruene Historic District / New Braunfels
27–October 3 - Burton
ANNUAL TEXAS CLAY FEST...
Respected potters and sculptors from around Texas display and
sell their wares and demonstrate a variety of techniques.
Hands-on activities are available for children. (830)
LA-BAHIA ANTIQUE SHOW & SALE...
Dealers from across the country offer antiques, vintage
collectibles, porcelain restoration and more. For additional
info, call 888-273-6426.