The Bastrop Homecoming and Rodeo originated in in 1947 as a way of welcoming back 90,000 soldiers who had been based at Camp Swift during WWII. Today we welcome locals and visitors alike to this unique, hometown event where you'll find live music, a rodeo, carnival rides, tournaments, food vendors, dances, class reunions, and a Grand Parade. This three night celebration is full of "feel good vibes" and memories for the making.

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First Friday's Main Event: Summertime Art Walk


An inclusive and dynamic downtown Bastrop event showcasing & celebrating the work of local artists, makers, and performers. Participating venues change on a monthly basis. 

June 11 events:

Art Galleries
Visit and shop in our local art galleries at the Bridges Emporium, 920 Main and R.A. Green Mercantile, 1022 Main. 

Blowing Bubbles
Summer wouldn’t be complete until you blow small or giant bubbles using wands of different sizes at the Bastrop County Museum & Visitor Center at 904 Main. 

Drum Circle
Join the circle and let the rhythm move you at R.A. Green Mercantile, 1022 Main. 

Glass Art Demonstration
Watch as an artist makes small glass art pieces using a blow torch at 922 Main. 

Graffiti Wall
Write or draw on a community graffiti wall at R.A. Green Mercantile,1022 Main. 

Live Painting
Watch as an artist completes an art piece in a public performance at 922 Main.

Pop ups are temporary exhibits that run just for First Friday! Catch them while you can @ selected locations.

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