Bluebonnets, blue water, and bliss define spring in Burnet County, where wildflowers and the area’s natural beauty are celebrated with festivals, road trips, and sunny-day activities. Spring events in Burnet County include live music, cook-offs, art festivals, flowers, and much, much more.

The weather is usually perfect during a Burnet County spring. And if it’s not, give it a few hours. The sun is almost always shining in the Highland Lakes.

For more events, such as live music, check out the Events Page, which is updated regularly.



Marble Falls Market Day on Main

10 a.m.-4 p.m.
March 2 and June 15
Main Street
Historic Downtown Marble Falls

Explore both sides of three blocks of Main Street Marble Falls, home to boutiques, gift shops, candy stores, restaurants, and wine tasting. Market Day adds vendors to the mix for a full day of shopping, snacking, dining, and visiting.

Bluebonnet Festival — Canceled due to COVID-19

April 10-12
Courthouse Square and various locations

Come on down to the Burnet County Courthouse Square in downtown Burnet to get a head start on Bluebonnet Festival events. You’ll find parades, a wiener dog race, a hot rod and classic car show, a wildflower and birding show, a decorated bicycle contest, rubber ducky races, a Burnet Gunfighters shootout, a pet parade, 5K and 10K runs, a demolition derby, and more.

MayFest in Marble Falls — Canceled due to COVID-19

May 6-9
Johnson Park
Marble Falls
Live music, carnival, washer pitching, vendors, and fun for the whole family. Admission is free.

Howdy-Roo Chili Cook-off —Canceled due to COVID-19

May 2
Johnson Park
Marble Falls

This is hot stuff! Howdy-Roo is a regional CASI chili cook-off hosted by the Highland Lakes Chili Pod. Includes a golf tournament. Proceeds benefit Marble Falls Boy Scout Troop 284, The Helping Center of Marble Falls Area, and the Marble Falls Volunteer Fire Department.



Inks Lake State Park

3630 Park Road 4, Burnet

Longhorn Cavern State Park

6211 Park Road 4, Burnet


Spider Mountain Bike Park

200 Greenwood Hills Trail, Burnet

The only lift-served bike park in the United States! Located on the shores of Lake Buchanan, Spider Mountain provides some of the best mountain biking trails in Texas. Just 60 miles northwest of Austin.

Reveille Peak Ranch

105 County Road 114, Burnet
Enjoy mountain biking, trail running, scuba diving. Less than an hour northwest of Austin, Reveille Peak Ranch features a 1,300-acre outdoor event, adventure, and education center. Visit for a day or a weekend or host your next big event where adventure happens.

Hill Falls Adventure Park

7030 Ranch Road 1431, Marble Falls

Features trails for dirt bikes, ATVs and UTVs, and full-size vehicles. New and experienced riders welcome.

Hill Country Wineries

The Central Texas Hill Country is one of the top regions in the state for producing wine. Plan a Burnet County road trip through the wineries and tasting rooms.


Find out why Burnet is considered the Bluebonnet Capital of Texas. Burnet bursts into color each spring: blues and reds in March and April and yellows and oranges in late spring and summer. Plan a road trip and visit the Bluebonnet Festival. And don’t forget your camera!

Hill Country Barbecue

Nothing beats the barbecue in the Highland Lakes. Eat your way through this list of favorites for brisket, sausage, chicken, and pork before picking your favorites.


Get hooked on fishing in the Highland Lakes. From Buchanan Dam, where the catfish rules, to Lake Travis, a favorite for largemouth bass anglers, the five lakes in Burnet County can keep any angler busy year-round. Don’t miss the spring white and striped bass runs, though!


Burnet County borders take in all or parts of five lakes on the Highland Lakes Chain. Find out where to launch your own craft or where to rent one. You can find plenty of places to rent motorboats, paddleboats, kayaks, and canoes.

Cabins, Lodges & Resorts

The best vacation rentals around can be found at TheHighlandLakesofBurnetCounty.com. From luxurious treehouses to lakeside cabins, Burnet County resorts and lodges offer respite from the world and rest from adventures.

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