LakeFest returns to Lake Marble Falls at Lakeside Park with racing Aug. 7-8. The free Show & Shine is Aug. 6 at Johnson Park. Photo courtesy of 101HighlandLakes.com


Burnet County is filled with events in August, beginning with the return of the LakeFest drag boat races in Marble Falls. You can also watch a free blues and rock show at Spider Mountain Bike Park while taking a scenic chairlift ride. Find out how to catch more free concerts or engage in adventure trail running by visiting the Highland Lakes of Burnet County Events Page

5-8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 6

Show & Shine

Johnson Park

230 Avenue J South, Marble Falls

Check out the shiny boats and meet the LakeFest drag boat racers and crews on the eve of the races. This event is free.

9 a.m.-4 p.m Saturday, Aug. 7

9 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 8


Lakeside Park 

307 Buena Vista Drive, Marble Falls

The LakeFest drag boat races return to Lake Marble Falls after a three-year absence. Visit marblefalls.org for tickets and more information. 

1-4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 7

Spokes Summer Concert Series

Spider Mountain Bike Park

200 Greenwood Hills Trail, Burnet

Chris Bauer and Kevin Wheatley perform blues and rock at the last show in the free Spokes Summer Concert Series. The park will be open as usual during the show for biking and scenic chairlift rides. Visit spidermountain.com for details and lift tickets.

4 p.m.-7 a.m. Saturday-Sunday, Aug. 7-8

Capt’n Karl’s Muleshoe Bend

2820 CR 414, Spicewood

Be ready to sweat at the scenic park along Lake Travis in this night trail run. Enter to run a 5K, 10K, 20K, 30K, or 60K night run or just tag along and watch the athletes hard at work. Entrance fee for park visitors. Register at tejastrails.com

6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 27

Summer Concert in the Park Series

Johnson Park

230 Avenue J South, Marble Falls

Giovannie and the Hired Guns close the free Summer Concert in the Park Series. Go to marblefallstx.gov for details.

4 p.m.-7 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 28-29

Capt’n Karl’s Revielle Peak Ranch

105 CR 114, Burnet

More night adventure trail running. Register at tejastrails.com.

7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through Aug. 7

2 p.m. Sundays through Aug. 8

“The Addams Family” musical

Hill Country Community Theatre

4003 FM 2147 West, Cottonwood Shores

Enjoy this live musical comedy with a cast of local actors. Visit thehcct.org for tickets.


Sept. 3-4

Oatmeal Festival

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