1–July 12 - Round Top
ROUND TOP MUSIC AT FESTIVAL HILL 2014...
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)
5 thru August 14 - San Marcos
SUMMER IN THE PARK CONCERT SERIES...
Enjoy summer sunsets with live musical
entertainment every Thursday at San Marcos Plaza from
7:30pm-9:30pm. Pack a picnic basket and
take the family out for a night of
fun for all ages. Free admission.
call (888) 200-5620.
6–7 & June 12–14 - Lockhart
“BBQ CAPITAL OF TEXAS” CHAMPIONSHIP CHILI
COOK-OFFS & 42nd CHISHOLM TRAIL ROUNDUP...
Join a western celebration now with a
RODEO, carnival rides & games, horseshoes & washers, auction,
live music concert & dances, arts/crafts, food vendors at
Lockhart City ParK & Saturday
Grand Parade downtown. (512) 398-2818.
21-22, July 19-20 and August 16-17 - New Braunfels
OLD GRUENE MARKET DAYS...
Third weekend of every month (except Dec
& Jan). Browse out-side booths of authentic artists &
craftsmen in this turn-of-the-century town set on the
beautiful Guadalupe River. Also visit Historic Gruene Hall &
over 25 specialty shops and restaurants. (830) 832-1721.
14 - 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 for this annual event since 1963. It’s a favorite for
canoeists, kayakers & spectators. (888) 200-5620 or visit
20–21 - Stonewall
53rd PEACH JAMBOREE & RODEO...
Parade, dances, queen’s contest, rodeo,
peach judging & auction, peaches, food & peach ice cream, live
music, Kid’s Peach Patch, washer & 42 tournaments, and 5K-10K
Peach Fun Run.
(830) 644-2735, or visit
24– 28 - Elgin
Come experience exciting rodeo action. Carnival, arts &
crafts, live music, and dance on Friday night. Longest parade
in Central Texas on Saturday morning. Only 19 miles east of
Austin on Hwy. 290.
4 - Washington
HEB PRESENTS “FIREWORKS-ON-THE-BRAZOS …Celebrate
our nation’s independence where Texas declared her
independence! Free Blue Bell ice cream treats & 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 & children’s activities begin at
10:30am. Free admission.
4 - San Marcos
Celebrate our nation’s independence while
the entire family enjoys live music, vendor booths, and a
children’s parade. Sit along the banks of the San Marcos
River, and watch the spectacular fireworks display. Attendance
is free. Visit
call (888) 200-5620.
5 - Bastrop
Annual free admission festivities in Fisherman’s Park with
kid’s activities & games, lots of great food, live music, and
a patriotic concert by Austin Symphonic Band during the
fireworks display at dark. Saturday, 6pm-9:30pm. For more
info, call Bastrop Chamber of Commerce: (512) 303-0558.
5, 12, 19 & 26 - Brenham
“HOT NIGHTS, COOL TUNES” CONCERT SERIES …
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 and
parking. 1-888-BRENHAM or
12 - McDade
MCDADE WATERMELON FESTIVAL...
Join in a special salute to the melon in its 66th year in
McDade with a parade, watermelon auction, vendors, music,
food, car show Queen’s coronation, and street dance on July 11
(8pm-12pm), featuring Kenny Orts Band. (512) 273-0018.
19–20, July 20–27, Aug 2–3, Aug 9–10 – Brenham
CRUSH FOR 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)
19–20, July 26–27, Aug 2–3, Aug 9–10 – Brenham
HARVEST GRAPE STOMP...
Start 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)
9 - Chappell Hill
CHAPPELL HILL LAVENDER & WINE FEST...
Enjoy a morning or afternoon of lavender cutting, lavender
demonstrations, live music, vendors and lavender cuisine at
Chappell Hill Lavender Farm (8 mi. N. of historic town of
Chappell Hill). Complete your day with wine tasting, grape
stomp, vendors and live music at Windy Winery. Saturday ONLY.
2250 Dillard Rd, Chappell Hill. Call (979) 251-8114, or visit
8–9 - Navasota
19th ANNUAL NAVASOTA BLUES FESTIVAL ...
Honoring Navasota’s own famous blues
musician and songster—the late Mance Lipscomb. Enjoy a dozen
nationally-known blues stage performers. Friday night music
5:30pm-midnight. All Day Saturday Blues Fest 11am-midnight.
Grimes County Expo Center.
13 - Caldwell
30th ANNUAL KOLACHE FESTIVAL...
Down-town on the Courthouse Square, enjoy kolaches, food &
craft vendors, Czech bands, quilt show, Antique Tractor Show &
car show. FREE.
20-21, Oct 18-19, Nov 15-16, Dec 3-4 - New Braunfels - OLD
GRUENE MARKET DAYS ...
Shop the exceptional handmade quality of
sculptors, potters, jewelers, unique craftsman and specialty
Texas-made foods, while enjoying live entertainment & 25
specialty stores & restaurants. Historic Old Gruene.
13–20 - Brenham
146th ANNUAL WASHINGTON COUNTY FAIR...
The “Oldest County Fair in Texas”
features Shows, Rodeos, Music and Fun! Nashville
entertainment, carnival, crafts, food, livestock and poultry
auctions, commercial exhibits and attractions. For more
details, call (979) 836-4112, or visit the website at
18, Oct 16, Nov 20, Dec 18 - Gruene Historic District / New
Braunfels - COME AND TASTE IT...
Meet Texas’ best winemakers & craft brewers at The Grapevine
in Gruene Historic District on the third Thursday each month.
Complimentary tastings of craft beer & three select wines,
plus samples of food offered for sale. Event features live
music and prize giveaways.
or (830) 606-0093.
20 - San Marcos
JUNIOR TEXAS WATER SAFARI...
This is a 16-mile race 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
call (888) 200-5620.
1–4 - Round Top
ORIGINAL ROUND TOP ANTIQUES FAIR...
One of the “10 Best Antique Fairs in the
Country” by Better Homes & 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 details: (888) 273-6426 or
4 - Cameron
ANNUAL ARTS & CRAFTS FAIR AND 20th FUN RUN...
Join us for a full day Saturday Under the
majestic oaks in downtown’s City Park. Discover diverse
artisan treasures from across central Texas. Booth fees: $45
(15x15). Contact: Chamber of Commerce, PO Box 432, Cameron TX
76520; (254) 697-4979; email
9–11 - Gruene Historic District /New Braunfels - 28th ANNUAL
GRUENE MUSIC & WINE FEST...
This Americana event benefiting local
charities 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.
11 - Burnet
The 1870-1880s period is celebrated on the grounds of historic
Fort Croghan with old-time skills demonstrations, including
lye soap making, rope-making, quilting & much more. Free
admission & free parking. (512) 756-8281.
11 - Anderson
Experience a day at an 1850’s stagecoach
inn. Hear hammers of the blacksmith ring out, watch spinners
and weavers ply their trade, listen to beautiful dulcimer
music, and other period presentations. Stagecoach rides are
weather-dependent. 10am-3pm. Fanthorp Inn State Historic Site.
FREE admission; suggested donation of $10 adults & $5 children
for stage rides. For details: (936) 873-2633 or visit
11– 12 - Chappell Hill
CHAPPELL HILL SCARECROW FESTIVAL...
Stroll through this historic town and
enjoy over 400 juried vendor booths of home decor, gardening,
jewelry & pet accessories. Plus great food, entertainment &
numerous children’s activities, including pumpkin decorating
contests. Come for the “best family fun in the state.”
24– 26 - Flatonia
Come celebrate the 41st Annual Czhilispiel as the historic
area of the town is once again blocked off for all to enjoy 3
days of live entertainment, CASI Czhili Cook-Off, BBQ
Cook-Off, Tented Biergarten, Food, Arts/Crafts, Special
Events, Grand Parade, Carnival & much more. Czech Us Out!
25 - Elgin
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 Po1rk Cook-off, royal coronation &
more! Historic Downtown. On Hwy 290, just 19 miles east of
25–26 - Gruene Historic District - New Braunfels - 22nd ANNUAL
TEXAS CLAY FEST...
Respected potters & sculptors from around
Texas display, sell their wares and demonstrate a variety of
techniques. Hands-on activities available for children.
8-9 - Georgetown
17th ANNUAL HILL COUNTRY ARTS & CRAFT FAIR...
Sat 9am-4pm & Sun 11am-4pm. Over 100
booths of juried artists that hand craft and home make all
their art, perfect for holiday giving. For seventeen years,
the crowds have come to enjoy some of the finest shopping in
Central Texas. #2 Texas Drive, Georgetown TX (5 miles west of
I-35 on Williams Drive/FM 2338). For inquiries: (512)
8–9 - Gruene Historic District/ New Braunfels - 31st ANNUAL
TOUR DE GRUENE BICYCLE CLASSIC...
Participants enjoy a leisurely ride
through the Texas Hill Country or competitive time trials with
prizes for the best course records. Also free live music at
Gruene Hall in the Historic District.
(210) 862-3524 to register.
21–22 - College Station
CELEBRATE THE WORLD AT BRAZOS
Enjoy culture displays, salsa judging contest, storytelling,
international cuisine, demonstrations, live performances,
arts/crafts, vendors, Latin music & dance lessons on Friday
6pm & more. 10am-5pm.
www.brazosvalleyworldfest.org. Wolf Pen Creek Park.