1–2 - Washington
TEXAS INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION...
Free two-day historic celebration! Come celebrate the 177th
anniversary of Texas Independence! Experience life in the
Republic of Texas. Costumed re-enactors, period craft
demonstrations, military encampments and Texas tunes,
10am-5pm. Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site.
www.birthplaceoftexas.com. (936) 878-2214.
1– 31 - Flatonia
PARADE OF QUILTS...
Czech us out! Shop owners display a profusion of heirloom and
contemporary quilts throughout downtown stores during the
month of March. Flatonia is located at Exit 661 on I-10,
between Houston & San Antonio.
www.flatoniachamber.com. (361) 865-3920 or
7, 14, 21, 28 & April 4, 11, 18, 25 & May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 -
WINE DOWN AT PLEASANT HILL WINERY...
“Wine Down” on Fridays on the deck, and watch the sun set.
Enjoy wine by the glass or share a bottle with friends. Cheese
boards available. 3pm-sunset. Every Friday in March, April &
May. Pleasant Hill Winery, 1441 Salem Road.
www.pleasanthillwinery.com. (979) 830-VINE (8463).
8 - Burton
TEXAS RANGER DAY…
Enjoy history, re-enactments, cook-off, live music noon-8pm.
Gate charge. Burton Heritage Society, 507 North Railroad
Street. Come join the fun!
8 - Anderson
Fanthorp Inn visitors experience cross country travel via
stagecoach. Learn the Inn’s history & 1840s-60’s connection of
stage lines connecting Texas towns. Presentations throughout
the day. Coach rides 11am-3pm (dependent on weather & teams)
with suggested adult ride donation of $10 & children $5. Open
to all ages; children must be accompanied by adult. No
admission fee. February thru October on second Saturday.
8 - Schulenburg
“WHAT I LIKE ABOUT TEXAS” WINE & MUSIC
Enjoy wine tasting and live music in Downtown Schulenburg—Home
of the Painted Churches! 4pm.
firstname.lastname@example.org. (866) 504-5294.
15–16, Apr 19–20, May 17–18 - New Braunfels
Every third weekend except Dec/Jan. Browse outside booths of
authentic artists & craftsmen in this turn-of-the-century town
set on the beautiful Guadalupe River. Also visit Historic
Gruene Hall and over 25 specialty shops & restaurants.
www.GrueneMarketDays.com. (830) 832-1721.
20, Apr. 17, May 15, Jun 19, Jul 17, Aug 21, Sept 18, Oct 16,
Nov 20, Dec 18
Gruene / New Braunfels - COME AND TASTE
Meet Texas’ best winemakers & craft brewers the third Thursday
of each month. Enjoy complimentary tastings & learn directly
from these craftsmen. Music & food samples complement the
wines on Gruene Historic District’s Grapevine Patio. Also live
entertainment nightly at Texas’ Oldest Dancehall. (830)
28–April 5 - Burton
LA BAHIA ANTIQUE SHOW AT LA BAHIA
LaBahia Antique Show 8am (during the Round Top Festival) 80+
dealers offering wide variety of antiques, collectibles,
vintage items and porcelain restoration at the show. Country
cooking all day. Free adm./parking. LaBahia Hall at
290W/237Tx.Burton, TX. (979) 289-2684.
29 - Flatonia
SPRING MARKET DAY WITH TEXAS INDEPENDENCE
Arts and crafts, jewelry, hand-crafted one of a kind items,
food, drinks, music & more! CHEER on the TIR runners on South
Main St. Downtown Flatonia.
www.flatoniachamber.com. (361) 865-3920.
3–13 - Brenham
UNITY THEATRE PRESENTS “LAUNDRY AND
Enjoy an intimate Studio Series comedic drama about small town
life portrayed on a front porch in Maynard, Texas. Unity
Theatre, 300 Church Street. Thurs 7:30pm, Fri/Sat 8pm, Sun
www.unitybrenham.org. (979) 830-8358.
5 - Schulenburg
Enjoy live music, sausage making, street dancing and tasty
food in Downtown Schulenburg—Home of the Painted Churches!
2pm. (866) 504-5294.
10–13 - Driftwood
OLD SETTLERS MUSIC FESTIVAL …
Great music from bluegrass to blues to Americana and folk!
Experience an eclectic batch of national, regional, local &
new artists, plus camping, jamming, performance work-shops,
youth competition, kids’ activities & more.
11–12 - Rockdale
5th ANNUAL MILAM COUNTY NATURE FESTIVAL…
Festivities are held at Rockdale Fair Park, 9am to 2pm, with
“Preservation of Habitats” as this year’s theme. Featuring
Bill Oliver, Mr. Habitat: Environmental Troubadour, along with
several other speakers, booths and hands on activities for
young and old. For more info, go to
11– 13 - Luckenbach
7th ANNUAL THOMAS MICHAEL RILEY MUSIC
This small, but outstanding festival features such talented
Texas Singer Songwriters as Thomas Michael Riley, Max
Stalling, The Tejas Brothers, Chris Wall, Hal Ketchum, Tommy
Alverson and more.
11–13 - Burnet
“The Bluebonnet Capital of Texas” hosts arts and crafts,
entertainment, parade, scholarship pageant, fun runs, pet
parade, golf tournament, destruction derby, carnival,
gunfighters & dance. (512) 756-4297.
12 - Canyon Lake
SPRING MARKET DAYS...
Over 100 vendors with holiday gifts, collectables, arts,
crafts & food. Free parking & admission. 10x10 $35 outdoor
space. Limited $45 indoor space. Canyon Lake Recreation
Center. 9am-4pm Saturday, .
www.crrcofcanyonlake.org. (830) 964-3003.
12 - Flatonia
FLATONIA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE CRAWFEST...
Czech us out! A feast of crawfish, shrimp, sausage, potatoes,
corn, beer, wine, tea, live music, dancing. Silent & live
auctions. Door Prizes, 6pm-12 midnight. Flatonia American
Legion Hall. Tickets:
$30 per person. Flatonia is located at Exit 661 off
I-10, between Houston & San Antonio.
www.flatoniachamber.com. (361) 865-3920.
12–13 - Chappell Hill
OFFICIAL BLUEBONNET FEST-IVAL OF
Stroll through this historic town to enjoy the fest’s 50th
Anniversary with over 400 juried vendor booths of home decor,
gardening, jewelry, children’s items, pet accessories & more.
Plus great food, entertainment, music & fun in the heart of
bluebonnet country. Listed in
Magazine as the #7 most popular event! Visit
www.chappellhillmusuem.org or call 1-888-BRENHAM.
25–26 - Burton
25th ANNUAL BURTON COTTON GIN FESTIVAL…
The cotton era comes alive! Gin tours, parade, auctions, live
music, folklife demonstrations, tractor pull, petting zoo,
contests, and more. Texas Cotton Gin Museum, 307 N. Main
Street. (979) 289-3378.
2–4 - Brenham
124th MAIFEST CELEBRATION...
Enjoy one of the oldest German festivals in Texas with your
family. Colorful parade, spectacular performances, “all you
can eat” Blue Bell ice cream with the Noon Lions Club, German
food, live entertainment, quality arts & crafts and kid’s
activities! Free admission. For more information:
3 - Taylor
TAYLOR ZEST FEST...
A Main Street festival held in Historic Downtown District in
Taylor. A one-day family event featuring unique shopping, arts
& crafts, live entertainment, good food, children’s
activities, classic cars & more. 10am-5pm.
3–4 - San Marcos
TOUR OF HOMES...
For well over 30 years, the Heritage Association of San Marcos
has proudly presented a remarkable collection of elegant
historic and spectacular contemporary homes. Tour fee. Call
(888) 200-5260 or visit
16–18 - San Marcos
SWING ON THE SQUARE:
WESTERN SWING HERITAGE FESTIVAL...
Celebrate Texas! Festival on the Courthouse Lawn with games,
food and live music on the Square. Ticketed dinner & Western
Swing Hall of Fame Show. Gospel Brunch Sunday on the
Courthouse Lawn. Free admission.
16–17 - Cherokee
CHEROKEE CREEK MUSIC FEST-IVAL...
Great musical entertainment in the Hill Country! Jimmy LaFave,
Bob Schneider, Indigo Girls, Patty Griffin, and Lucinda
Williams. All in a beautiful setting, with camping, lunch &
dinner in the ticket price. Held at 4160 FM-501 in San Saba
County. Benefiting non-profit charities for children. (214)
17 - Cameron
CAMERON DEWBERRY FESTIVAL ...Cameron
celebrates Spring with the Dewberry Festival! Come enjoy a
cake and cobbler bake-off, youth fishing tournament, classic
car show, arts & crafts fair, and much more! It’s where the
fun begins! Check
for updates on more events. (254) 697-4979.
22–June 8 - Brenham
UNITY THEATRE PRESENTS “DEATHTRAP”…
On the main stage. Writer Sidney Bruhl has hit a dry spell but
devises an evil plan to overcome it and suspense mounts
steadily as the plot twists and turns with devilish
cleverness. Unity Theatre, 300 Church Street. Thurs 7:30pm,
Fri/Sat 8pm, Sun 4pm. (979) 830-8358.
1–July 12 - Round Top
ROUND TOP MUSIC AT FESTIVAL HILL
100 young musicians from around the world study & perform in a
series of orchestra & chamber music concerts with renowned
international faculty, conductors & soloists. The Festival &
Chamber Orchestras perform several times during June.
Individual & season tickets available. Round Top Festival
Institute, Hwy 237 at Jaster Road. (979) 249-3129.
6–7 & June 12–14 - Lockhart
“BBQ CAPITAL OF TEXAS”
CHAMPIONSHIP CHILI COOK-OFFS & 42nd CHISHOLM TRAIL ROUND-UP...
Join a western celebration now with a RODEO, carnival rides &
games, horseshoes & washers, auction, live music concert and
dances, arts/crafts, food vendors all at the Lockhart City
Park & Saturday Grand Parade downtown.
www.chisholmtrailroundup.com or 512-398-2818.
4 - Washington
HEB PRESENTS “FIREWORKS-ON-THE-BRAZOS…
Celebrate our nation’s independence where Texas declared her
independence! Free Blue Bell ice cream treats and Coca-Cola
drinks, live patriotic concert, and a fireworks extravaganza.
Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site. For details,
call 1-888-BRENHAM, or visit
4 - Chappell Hill
FOURTH OF JULY PARADE & SUMMER COWBOY
Chappell Hill’s 38th 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 in
Downtown Chappell Hill. Cowboy demonstrators, pony rides and
children’s activities begin at 10:30am. Free admission.
5, 12, 19 & 26 - 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, and the sale of beverages and food
support this great series of musical events. Each concert
begins at 7pm. Free admission & parking.
www.downtownbrenham.com. 1-888-BRENHAM or
19–20, July 20–27, Aug 2–3, Aug 9–10 - Brenham
FUN AT PLEASANT HILL WINERY …
Crush for Fun 2014! Get purple feet, a special T-shirt (“I
picked. I stomped. I made some wine.”) and a picture to show
your friends. Sat 11am-6pm, Sun noon-5pm. Pleasant Hill
Winery, 1441 Salem Rd, Brenham. (979) 830-8463.
19–20, July 26–27, Aug 2–3, Aug 9–10 - Brenham
with a hayride out to the vineyard. Pick grapes, bring them
back, pour them in the barrel, then step in and stomp or
squish to music, which makes all the stress in your life fade
away! Then as a memento, step out with your purple feet onto a
keepsake t-shirt! Sat 11am-6pm & Sun noon-5pm. Windy Winery,
4232 Clover Rd., Brenham. (979) 836-3252.