Shopping, parade watching, carnival rides, and all sorts of live entertainment are in store at the 39th annual Bluebonnet Festival in Burnet, aptly called “The most exciting small-town festival in Texas!”


The 39th annual Bluebonnet Festival in Burnet promises plenty of blooming fun with a parade, carnival, live entertainment, and lots of yummy food. Also, watch a butterfly release, follow artistic painters around town, or attend a wine festival. 

April 7-10

39th annual Bluebonnet Festival

Downtown Burnet

A carnival kicks off the weekend activities on April 7 while the main festival is April 8-10 with a parade, live music, dancers, a classic car show, and competitions that are sure to entertain. Awesome food and craft vendors will engage every appetite. Go to bluebonnetfestival.org for more information.

1-2 p.m. Saturday, April 16

Butterfly Release

Canyon of the Eagles Nature Park & Resort

16942 RR 2341, Burnet

Experience a synchronized release of painted lady butterflies in honor of your loved ones or your hopes and dreams. Reserve at pr@canyonoftheeagles.com or purchase at the door. Find out more at canyonoftheeagles.com.

11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, April 23

Spring Sip and Shop 

Lakeside Pavilion

305 Buena Vista Drive, Marble Falls

Watch a fashion show, enjoy lunch, taste some wine, and shop ’til you drop from the boutique vendors for specialty products and sales. Benefits Meals on Wheels.

7:30-10:30 p.m. Fridays, April 22 and 29, and Saturdays, April 23 and 30

2-5 p.m. Sunday, April 24

‘Birthday Club’

Hill Country Community Theatre

4003 FM 2147 West, Cottonwood Shores

The exclusivity of the Birthday Club can refuse a new member or eliminate a current one in this entertaining comedy. Five women figure it out as they share life and birthdays. Visit thehcct.org for additional information. 

Sunday-Saturday, April 24-30

Paint the Town Plein Air Competition

Marble Falls

Various times and locations

Keep your eyes open for artists from across the country working in various mediums to interpret the beautiful Texas Hill Country. Find out the details at hlcarts.com.

Thursday-Saturday, April 28-30

Paint the Town and Sculpture on Main Fest

Gallery open from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. each day at the pavilion at Lakeside Park, 305 Buena Vista in Marble Falls. Family activities and more. See hlcarts.com for details.  

10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, April 30

11 a.m.-4  p.m. Sunday, May 1

Bertram Art, Herb and Wine Festival

Downtown Bertram

East Vaughan and Grange Streets

Pursue wine, herbs and art while listening to live music and eating delicious food truck food at the free, family fun festival. Go to bertramchamber.com for more information.

Keep up with all of the events and activities in the Highland Lakes of Burnet County at highlandlakesofburnetcounty.com.

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