Over the last few years, Texas has certainly gotten used to colder winters, but that doesn’t mean we aren’t anxious to get back to sunnier skies. Luckily, it’s officially spring, and Bastrop is defrosting all across the board. It’s the perfect time of year to visit Texas’s most charming small town and enjoy the stunning spring weather from the banks of the Colorado River, or on a hike through our famous loblolly pines. While you’re here, make a few new friends in town at any of these local events we’re hosting this spring. Whether you’re a first-time visitor or an old friend, we’ll welcome you with open arms.

Fisherman's Park

Music & Movies in the Park

Embrace the magic of an evening under the stars in Bob Bryant Park and Fisherman’s Park with completely free movie and music events throughout the spring. Who doesn’t love a movie night? This event is perfect for families, couples or even solo folks who enjoy a good flick. Or, unwind on the grass and enjoy the best performances of some of Bastrop’s local musical talent.

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Springfest 2024 - Saturday, April 20th

Enjoy a day with the family and support a great cause this spring at Springfest 2024, presented by The Children’s Advocacy Center. April is Child Abuse Prevention Month, and in honor of that, The Children’s Advocacy Center is partnering with CASA to host a fun-filled afternoon open to families with children of all ages. The young and young at heart can enjoy games, prizes, live music, water activities and much more.

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Bailey’s Bull Bash - Saturday, April 20th

If there’s one thing Texas does better than anyone else, it’s bull riding. Come watch an evening of action-packed, heart-pounding, old-fashioned Texas bull riding — followed by a chance to dance the night away to the tunes of renowned Nashville artists Moe Bandy and Janie Fricke. You don’t have to be a bull riding fanatic or country music follower to enjoy this shindig. All you need is an appetite for adventure and a willingness to get on your feet and dance. Tickets are going fast, so get them now to ensure your spot.

Inaugural Festival De La Cultura - Saturday, April 27th & Sunday, April 28th

Bastrop prides itself on its deep connection to Hispanic culture and heritage, which is why, if you’re in town this April, a stop by this festival is an absolute must. Join us at the very first Festival De La Cultura, a two-day celebration of Hispanic heritage. This family-friendly, authentic fiesta will feature a wide array of talented artists, authentic cuisine and much more. Music headliners include the 5-time Grammy-nominated Little Joe y La Familia — so you can be sure this will be a show to remember. Grab your tickets for one or both days ahead of time, and VIP tickets are available.

Lost Pines Art Center

Art After Dark - Every First Saturday

Explore the very best of Bastrop’s thriving art scene under the moonlight at the Lost Pines Art Center. The first Saturday of each month, the Art Center features new exhibitions by talented local artists, as well as live music and complimentary refreshments. Admission is completely free, which means you’ll have plenty to spend as you shop for local artisans’ gifts and artwork. Art After Dark is a great way to mingle with the artists and creative minds who make up Bastrop, whether you’re an expert appraiser or a casual enjoyer of beautiful art.

Neighbors Chill

Weekly Live Music at Copper Shot Distillery & Neighbor’s Kitchen and Yard

There’s nothing like dinner, drinks and a show. You’d be remiss if you took a visit to Bastrop without soaking in some of the wonderful local talent we have to offer. Each Friday and Saturday, you can head to the Cigar Lounge at Copper Shot Distillery and enjoy an evening of live music paired with thoughtfully crafted cocktails and fine cigars. Or, you can indulge in classic, meticulously crafted pub fare alongside your drinks at Neighbor’s Kitchen and Yard, which also hosts live music on a weekly basis.

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It’s All Right Here this Spring

Outdoor adventure, celebrations of culture, kid-friendly events, you name it — it’s all right here in Bastrop. Book your spring getaway today and discover the recharge you didn’t know you needed. Be sure to sign up for our email list so you never miss an update on all things Bastrop.