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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Join the Mardi Gras celebration in Bastrop

You don’t have to wait until Fat Tuesday to enjoy the music, dancing, food and festivities of Mardi Gras! From Feb 1-3, the city of Bastrop is holding a variety of fun and exciting events during its inaugural celebration of the cultural traditions of Louisiana. “Bastrop TX Mardi Gras” will honor the…

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Lose Yourself in a Lost Pines Christmas in Bastrop

Bastrop is a wonderful place to live or visit year-round, but a Lost Pines Christmas is truly a unique and magical time. Christmas light displays, festive events, fun parades and homes decked out in their holiday best make for a memorable time for all ages. Here are a few tips on what’s going on in…

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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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Join Us for Juneteenth in Bastrop

Juneteenth is an important holiday in Bastrop. Also known as Freedom Day, it celebrates the day 250,000 enslaved Black people were freed in Texas on June 19, 1865. Although the Emancipation Proclamation became effective in 1863, some former Confederate states didn’t comply until years later. On that…

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Make it a Memorial Day to Remember in Bastrop

Launch your summer right this Memorial Day weekend in Bastrop, TX. Lounge by Lake Bastrop, drift along the Colorado River, camp among the famous Loblolly Pines, or settle in for some live music and great home cooking in Downtown Bastrop. Here are our picks: Play in the Water Plan for a weekend at…

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Catch a Summer Like No Other in Bastrop

If summer weren’t big, it wouldn’t be Texas. We throw several big celebrations every summer, including Juneteenth, 4 th of July, and more. Here’s what you don’t want to miss this June, July, and August in Bastrop: JUNETEENTH CELEBRATION – June 17, 2023 Also known as Freedom Day, Juneteenth…

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From Bastrop With Love: Holiday Gift Ideas

The best gifts are always from the heart and in Bastrop, TX we’re especially good at getting that part right. As one of the friendliest towns in Texas, giving is one of the things we do best and it shows. Take a virtual peek at some of the heartwarming gifts Bastrop has to offer. Time Together…

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Bastrop, TX: Fall Activities and Events

Fall seems to take its sweet time getting to Texas, doesn’t it? When most of the country kicks off football season with cool nights and cozy blankets, our autumn casually makes its appearance around October. Better later than never, though. Join us in giving fall a big Texas welcome with a roundup…

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Fall in for Pumpkin Festivals and More in Bastrop

We’re pumped for pumpkins, y’all. The color, the spice, the photo potential … yep, Bastrop, TX is all in for all of it. As National Pumpkin Day on October 26, 2022, draws near, set your getaway plans to attend two of the best fall festivals in Central Texas. Head this way for pumpkin patches, hay…

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We’re Eager for Easter in Bastrop

Hop in for a fresh and fun Easter weekend in Bastrop, Texas. With the weather being so welcoming, a picnic is a must, so we’ll fill you in on the best spots. We’ll also tell you where to head for a fantastic brunch with all kinds of Easter goodies. If you love dressing up the kiddos and watching…

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