Events, Live Music and Entertainment Calendar
Art & Vino at The Yellow Door Studio
Recurring weekly on Saturday through December 18, 5 p.m.-7 p.m.
$45 per person.
Art & Vino is perfect for getting together with friends, date night or just exploring your creative side. You are welcome to bring a bottle of wine and snacks to enjoy while you are painting. Paint, canvas, brushes, aprons and a place to sit are provided, as is an experienced local artist who can lead you step-by-step through the process of recreating the featured artwork. Come create, relax, and enjoy! The weekly featured artwork can be viewed online.
"The Art of Fredericksburg: 175 Years" Exhibit at the National Museum of the Pacific War
Through September 19, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
830-997-8600 Ext. 262
The Art of Fredericksburg: 175 Years will feature more than 50 original pieces of artwork from well-known artists from the Fredericksburg area of the Texas Hill Country. The nearly 30 artists chosen for this exhibition span the 175 years from Fredericksburg’s founding to the present day. The exhibit is presented as part of Fredericksburg’s 175th Anniversary Celebration.
Fredericksburg Summer Farmers Market
Through August 12, 4 p.m.-7 p.m. (Thursdays)
The Fredericksburg Farmer’s Market (FFM) continues to bring locally grown and produced foods to the community. Every Thursday, rain or shine, shoppers can meet farmers and producers while shopping for fresh produce, meats, baked goods and so much more. The market consists of farmers, ranchers and wineries located within the Texas Hill Country. Shoppers are invited to come for the food and enjoy the atmosphere where they can purchase meals, wine, and snacks while listening to live music.
Little Pioneers Homestead Adventures
Every Thursday in June, 10:15 a.m.
$3 per participating child. Accompanying adult is free.
The Gillespie County Historical Society and the Pioneer Museum introduce "Little Pioneers", activities that take place every Thursday and teach children pioneer ways. Parents bring children age 10 and under to enjoy a different hands-on craft each week. Parents learn along with their children! Please note that this is not a "come and go" event. Themes include June 3 "Beading Bracelets"; June 10 "Build a Life-Size Log Cabin"; June 17 "Bow and Arrow Hunt" and June 24 "Petting Zoo"!
Family Traditions and Heritage Art Show at Fredericksburg Art Guild
Recurring weekly Sunday, Friday and Saturday until August 1, Noon - 4 p.m.
All member show depicting the family traditions and heritage that encompass the Fredericksburg area. Please note that the Art Guild will remain open until 5 p.m. on July 2 for First Friday Art Walk.
Crawfish Boil Benefiting Turner Hall at Longhorn Street Cafe
June 11 & 25, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
$15 crawfish, sausage, corn and potato plate. $15 shrim plate.
Texas Concessions Crawfish Express will be at Longhorn Cafe for two days raising money to benefit the rebuilding of Turner Hall. Drinks and sweets will also be available for purchase by Fresh Squeezed Drinks and Funnel Cakes.
Feast & Merriment Dinner featuring Kuhlman Cellars
June 11, 6: 30 p.m.
$150 per person by reservation
Enjoy dinner under the stars! An innovative five-course menu will highlight five of Kuhlman Cellar's most popular wines in one of the most beautiful settings in the Texas Hill Country. To view the full menu, please visit the Kuhlman Cellars website.
Fredericksburg Theater Company presents Summer Musical "Mamma Mia!"
June 11-27, recurring weekly on Sunday (2 p.m., Friday and Saturday (7:30 p.m.)
$29 adults. $12 children 17 and younger.
Get swept away by the infectious music, uplifting story, and dazzling dance numbers that have made Mamma Mia! a worldwide phenomenon. As wedding festivities commence on an idyllic Greek island, a young bride-to-be schemes to discover the identity of her father from among three men from her mother’s past. Through the eternally catchy score of ABBA chart-toppers, the hilarious and touching tale of daughter, mother, and would-be dads crescendos to an exhilarating finale celebration you simply can’t resist! (Rated PG-13)
Walt Wilkins & Darden Smith in Concert at Rockbox Theater
June 11, 8 p.m.
$25 per person
The Rockbox Theater is proud to present a very special concert, featuring the one-of-a-kind sounds of two great singer/songwriter musicians, Walt Wilkins and Darden Smith, Texas Americana sensations! This is another in our Original Artist Series that is new to the Rockbox Theater, where we turn our great theater into an intimate listening room. These are original artists, telling stories and singing their own great music!
Doors open one hour before the show and cocktails will be available throughout the show.
A Night at the Cotton Club with the Dirty River Jazz Band Orchestra at Rockbox Theater
June 12, 8 p.m.
$35 to $55 per person
The Rockbox Theater is proud to present “A Night at The Cotton Club”, featuring The Dirty River Jazz Orchestra! This is a show dedicated to the music played by Duke Ellington, Chick Webb, Jimmie Lunceford, Ella Fitzgerald, and other big bands that made history in New York during the swing era! This will be a night filled with amazing music played by some of the best jazz musicians in central Texas! Also featured will be some of the best swing dance and tap dance performers that will give you the full variety show experience of the famous Cotton Club! The Dirty River Jazz Band strives to keep early jazz alive and makes every performance a fun and educational experience! You will leave the theater dancing and walk away with a great back story on the music you heard performed.
Doors open one hour before the show and cocktails will be available throughout the show.
Hidden Stories Program at the National Museum of the Pacific War
June 12, 10 a.m.
Join us every second Saturday of the month for “Hidden Stories” which are hosted exhibits presented by docents and inspired by docent discovery carts. The presentations focus on innovations, technologies, and everyday items that helped the US win the war and were symbols essential to boosting morale, courage, and gumption.
In the case of inclement weather, we’ll present indoors at the Temporary Gallery.
Summer Smoke Fest 2021 at Texas Wine Collective
June 12, Noon - 2 p.m.
$50 per person by reservation.
Join us at Texas Wine Collective to discover why BBQ tastes even better with wine. This special BBQ pairing event is one you don’t want to miss. Texas Wine Collective has collaborated with Chef Mike from Mike's Q to create a Texas BBQ lunch that will be paired with three Texas wines. Jason Hisaw, Texas Wine Ambassador and BBQ aficionado, will walk you through your pairing.
Indie Film Series presented by the Hill Country Film Society at the Hoffman Haus Great Hall
June 13, 4 p.m. Doors open at 3:30 p.m.
Free. Donations to HCFS will be accepted
Indie Film Series returns with a free screening of THE COWBOY HAT MOVIE. This is a documentary film that follows one cowboy as he embarks on a quest to find the ultimate cowboy hat while exploring the origin, evolution, quintessential stylings, and solidification of this iconic American West expression. Seating is limited and will be first come, first served. Doors open at 3:30 pm. Concessions from La Bergerie will be available for purchase.
Summer Camp: Virtual Game Design at the Texas Tech Computer Lab at Hill Country University Center, Presented by the National Museum of the Pacific War
June 14 - July 12, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
This year the National Museum of the Pacific War (NMPW) has teamed up with the Institute of Museum and Library Services’ special initiative, “Games for Change”. NMPW was one of 40 museums, and the only one in Texas, selected by competition to pilot this innovative approach to enable teens across the US apply their comfort of using games to explore the rich resources of the nation’s museums.
This summer, teen-led block programming will be taught to middle school students here in Hill Country through a variety of free publicly available software. One such program is the M.I.T. program Scratch Programming. At the conclusion of the camp, individuals and teams will submit their final game designed to the national committee and the winners will receive $1,000 towards school costs. Other prizes will be awarded for different places.Game enthusiasts will learn more about game design and Scratch while on-site at Texas Tech University’s Hill Country University Center's (HCUC) computer lab.
Online Registration- . Registration Deadline May 28. Limit of 20 campers.
Stonewall Peach JAMboree and Rodeo
June 17-19, gates open Thursday at 8 p.m., Friday at 6 p.m. and Saturday at 1o a.m.
Adults $25 on Friday and Saturday, kids 12 and under free on Friday and age 2 to 12 $5 on Saturday.
60th celebration of the annual peach crop including peach judging, crowning of the Peach Queen, parade, peach eating, pit spitting, food, mutton bustin', music and rodeo. Free slack rodeo on Thursday night. Daytime activities on Saturday are free. Tickets available at the event ticket window and online. Concessions also available. Scheduled to perform on Friday night is Aaron Watson and on Saturday night is Reckless Kelly. Dances follow the 8 pm rodeo. Please visit the website for a complete schedule of events as it becomes available.