Texas will be centerstage for a total solar eclipse on Monday, April 8, 2024!  In Bastrop, at approximately 12:20 pm, the moon will start to block the sun causing an (almost) total solar eclipse. The sun is expected to eclipse until 2:25 pm. We're located right outside the path of totality, making Bastrop a great place to view the eclipse without having to maneuver the crowds. Get accurate Texas Eclipse viewing information and plan your trip to Bastrop for the 2024 Solar Eclipse!

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Get Your Brunch On, Bastrop-Style

As the most important meal of the day, a good breakfast is essential when you’re visiting somewhere new. As you prepare for a day spent birdwatching, shopping downtown or exploring the region’s famous loblolly pines, you want to make sure you’re properly fed and, more importantly, caffeinated. Read…

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Bastrop, TX is Your Fun Fall Destination

In Bastrop, the fall season brings cooler temperatures and plenty of fun things to do sure to please visitors of all ages. From a Willy Wonka musical and Hispanic Heritage museum exhibition to a pumpkin patch and a Christmas parade, the autumn season is an exciting time to enjoy all that Bastrop has…

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Get Your Music Festival Fix in Bastrop

Everything’s bigger and better in Texas and the music here is no exception. This September, the Bastrop Music Festival is back. September 21-24, over 40 different performers will take the stage in the heart of Downtown Bastrop, nestled right against the lower Colorado River. Across all four days…

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“Bye Bye Summer” Art Celebration in Bastrop

We’re sending off summer with a fond farewell at “Bye Bye Summer,” a free event in Downtown Bastrop on Saturday, September 30th. This walking art tour will be a visual feast with over 120 urban sketchers creating live art during the event, plus 16 art galleries and studios featuring work from over…

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Bastrop has GEMS!

This past year Visit Bastrop launched a community-focused program that encouraged locals and visitors to recognize and nominate outstanding service providers in our hospitality community. Each year we select a handful of dedicated employees and celebrate them during our annual mixer where we…

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Summer’s Not Over Yet

It’s almost back to school season here in Bastrop, and parents and kids alike are preparing to settle back into their routine — which means saying goodbye to staying up late for movie nights or spending all day getting lost in the wonder of the outdoors. Back to school is on the horizon, but that…

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The 76th Annual Bastrop Homecoming and Rodeo

The 76th Annual Bastrop Homecoming and Rodeo Looking for excitement this summer? Look no further than right here in Bastrop! Running August 1-5th, 2023 is the 76th Annual Bastrop Homecoming & Rodeo, a five-day event filled with classic rodeo events, local libations, vendors, live music and more…

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The Best Bites & Brews in Bastrop, TX

The only thing that can make an expertly crafted brew better is a good meal to go along with it, all served with the classic Texas hospitality that Bastrop does so well. Ahead of International Beer Day coming up on August 5th, we’ve compiled the best of Bastrop’s bites and brews scene. Check out…

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Make This Summer One To Remember In Bastrop

It’s summertime and the living is easy…especially here in Bastrop! There’s no better place to take a summer getaway. Spend some time unwinding in the beautiful natural landscape Bastrop has to offer, treat yourself to some local goodies or experience the town’s culture at a local event. There’s…

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Catch That Camping Bliss in Bastrop

When it comes to camping, there’s a lot of gorgeous to go around in Bastrop, TX and we’re definitely willing to share. With the Colorado River running through and the famous Lost Pines all around, we’ve got a lot of prime tent campsites, RV parks, and glamping spots. Here’s where you should head:…

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