April in Burnet County: festivals, flowers, and more
April in Burnet County arrives with a splash of color as wildflowers add a multi-hued dimension to the countryside. The bluebonnet, Texas’ state flower, gets its own festival here, and artists from near and far gather this month to seek inspiration for their creative works.
Live music and theater, nature hikes, and an Art, Herb, and Wine Festival round out this fun-filled month. The wildflowers won’t last forever, so plan a Burnet County road trip before they’re gone.
GUIDED NATURE HIKE AT CANYON OF THE EAGLES
16942 RR 2341 in Burnet
Learn about plant and animal life in the Highland Lakes from an expert, on this informative walk along the resort’s scenic trails. Wear comfortable shoes and bring your own water.
Friday-Sunday, April 7-9
Burnet County Courthouse Square and other locations in Burnet
This popular 40-year-old celebration commemorates Texas’ state flower, a commanding presence along Burnet County roadsides every spring. Events and attractions include live parades, a carnival, a food court, vendor booths, and a demolition derby. Country artist Casey Donahew headlines Saturday night’s concert on the Main Stage.
8 p.m. Saturday, April 15
Globe Theatre, 132 W. Vaughan St. in Bertram
Mississippi-born singer-songwriter Paul Thorn brings his repertoire of Southern rock, country, blues, and Americana to this lovingly restored movie house/entertainment venue. Come for the music but hit town early for a stroll through this delightful little slice of Burnet County.
Friday-Sunday, April 14-May 7
4003 FM 2147 West in Cottonwood Shores
The Hill Country Community Theatre presents this family drama on stage. Set in New England, it centers on a family’s complex, inter-generational relationships. Katherine Hepburn and Henry Fonda starred in the screen adaptation, winning Oscars for their performances, which was Fonda’s last.
Various locations in Marble Falls
Plein air artists from across the country meet here and set up their easels to capture scenes of historic Marble Falls and the Highland Lakes in various media. The multi-day event includes a pop-up gallery, a quick-draw challenge, and a family art day.
Saturday-Sunday, April 29-30
143 E. Vaughan St. in Bertram
Arts, herbs, and wine make for a fun mix at this end-of-the-month fete. Shop the wares of local artists, growers, and vintners, listen to live music, sign up for a mini-seminar, and grab a bite from a food booth.
For more information on attractions and events, visit highlandlakesofburnetcounty.com.