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.

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Yesterfest 2024: Celebrating Bastrop's Pioneer Spirit


Yesterfest 2024

Bastrop’s iconic Yesterfest event is staging a comeback on May 25, 2024, in historic downtown Bastrop!
May is National Preservation Month, and a uniquely Bastrop event with over 28 years of history will again draw tourists to the historic downtown district. Yesterfest 2024 proposes highlighting Bastrop’s diverse history for tourists through re-enactors, demonstrators, vendors, speakers, storytellers, and music. The event will engage visitors with a circa 1830s saloon and bowling alley, a Native American camp complete with teepee, a blacksmith demonstration, vendors along Pine Street, acoustic music performances, and a Soap Box stand showcasing storytellers and speakers.

For the event attendees, begin at the Bastrop County Historical Society Museum & Visitor Center at 904 Main Street, collect a program/map of the event, and stroll through the museum. Now, steeped in Bastrop history, step outside and see history come alive along Pine and Water Streets.  Visit with vendors selling homemade items; see re-enactments and demonstrations; listen to homespun music (no amplifiers here!); listen to storytellers and speakers on topics that recall yesterday and teach sustainable practices for now and the future. Enjoy Bastrop’s historic downtown vibe filled with very up-to-date restaurants and shops. 

Yesterfest 2024 is a free event designed to engage downtown visitors in historic preservation while supporting a vibrant, modern community.

May 25, 2024, from 10 AM to 4 PM