2020 SPRING ACTIVITIES IN BURNET COUNTY
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.
10 a.m.-4 p.m.
March 2 and June 15
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.
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.
Live music, carnival, washer pitching, vendors, and fun for the whole family. Admission is free.
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.
TWO STATE PARKS
3630 Park Road 4, Burnet
6211 Park Road 4, Burnet
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.
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.
7030 Ranch Road 1431, Marble Falls
Features trails for dirt bikes, ATVs and UTVs, and full-size vehicles. New and experienced riders welcome.
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!
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.
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.