Spring Festivals in the Texas Hill Country

Texas Hill CountryThe Texas Hill Country is full of activities. From natural wonders to cultural events, Hill Country Texas offers an abundance of opportunity to get out and do things. Whether you are browsing Texas Hill Country land for sale, or just looking for something to do, spring is one of the greatest times of year in this majestic area, with plenty of festivals to pique the interest of just about anyone.

  • The Family Water Festival is a day of fun and excitement on the Colorado River. This event, scheduled for Sunday, April 1, encompasses not only the original Family Water Festival, but also the Colorado River Ramble. With free admission and parking, organizers anticipate a crowd of about one thousand Texas Hill Country residents and visitors to come and learn about the Colorado River and water conservation through hands-on activities, such as science experiments, reptile and river bug shows, arts and crafts, games, and much more. Live music and door prizes are further incentives to bring the family to this fun and educational event.
  • There is only one official Texas Bluebonnet Festival. Wildflowers are bountiful across the land of Texas in the springtime, but the official state flower is the Bluebonnet, and the official Bluebonnet Festival of Texas takes place in April, in the small town of Chappell Hill. With handcrafted items, varied entertainment, and of course, Bluebonnets, the festival draws thousands of visitors each year, transforming the sleepy town into the hottest spot in the Texas Hill Country. This year, the festival takes place April 14-15, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. There are no admission fees, though it will cost $5 to park.
  • The Old Settlers Music Festival is Central Texas’ signature music event. With Grammy® winners, arts and crafts, camping, food, and drink, it features more than thirty acts in a laid-back, family-friendly setting. Musical acts feature acoustic jazz and blues, bluegrass, local favorites, and international award-winners. This year, the festival celebrates its twenty-fifth anniversary with more than thirty acts, as well as artisans, children’s activities, craft beers, gourmet food, and performance workshops. Claim your spot early, as camping usually sells out, and you will not want to miss such acts as Iron & Wine, Amos Lee, Psychograss, Bob Schneider, Audie Blaylock, and many more. The festival runs from Thursday, April 19 through Sunday, April 22, at the Salt Lick Pavilion and Camp Ben McCulloch, outside of Austin.
  • In April, the Bastrop Opera House presents Yesterfest. Scheduled April 27-28 in downtown Bastrop, a small Texas Hill Country town with a rich cultural heritage, Yesterfest features old-fashioned games, music, covered wagons, pony and hayrides, arts and crafts, and much more. A costume contest will celebrate those who choose to dress in keeping with their favorite era, whether the Jazz Age, Rockabilly, or Pioneer times.
  • Looking ahead to summer? PAIYH Dance Studios, at the Hill Country Galleria, has dance, arts, and cheer camps all summer long, for boys and girls, aged three to twelve.
  • Tony C’s Pamper Party: Interested in more of a diva experience? The Hill Country Galleria hosts Pamper Parties every Thursday from 5-7 p.m., treating ladies to spa treatments, complimentary appetizers, and drink specials.
  • Lake Travis SpringFest is a big time in a small town. Held April 28 in the tiny city of Bee Cave, the festival features unique shopping, a barbecue cook off, live music, a boat expo, a KidZone, and more! Admission is free, so bring the family and stay all day.  The event starts at 11 a.m. and ends at 7 p.m.

If you are looking to relocate to the Texas Hill Country, consider Belvedere on Hamilton Pool Road. With one to three acre home sites in some of the prettiest land of Texas, Belvedere offers access to not only natural wonders, but also fun, adventure, shopping, and great education.

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