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Bastrop, Elgin and Smithville, Texas Commmunity Calendar of Events

January

Bastrop County Martin Luther King Holiday Walk

Third Monday. Observe Martin Luther King Day with out community! The event location rotates within the county.

 

March

Pedal Through the PinesBastrop Pedal Through the Pines

A series of bicycle rides make loops through Bastrop State Park and the scenic country-side. Sag wagons provide support for this all-ages event.





Smithville, TexasSmithville Thunder on the Colorado Motorcycle Rally

A three day event on the third weekend in March. Parade ride through downtown Smithville andd back to Riverbend Park. Biker games, rides, contests, live music and more..


April

Smithville, TexasSmithville Jamboree

This four-day celebration - the town's oldest and largest - includes a Main Street Parade plus arts & crafts vendors. Riverbend Park is host to a carnival, sports tournaments, a livesock show, food and nightly dances.


Bastrop, TexasBastrop Yesterfest

Last weekend. This annual event celebrates Bastrop's colorful history with music and dance, pioneer skills demonstrations, "shoot-outs", cowboy roping, saloon girls and arts & crafts vendors along Main Street.





May

Smithville Reel Film Expo

First weekend. Enjoy the celebration of film and film-making with classes, vendors, movies and more in Smithville, the first town to be named "film friendly" by the Texas Film Commission.


Smithville, TexasSmithville Fly-In & Lunch

Second Saturday. Hundreds of small planes land at the Smithville Municipal Airport to celebrate aviation and the adventuresome spirit of pilots with a delicious meal at the county's only airport.


June

Heart of Texas Green Expo

Second weekend. Bastrop hosts this two-day event to educate and energize attendees fromm across Texas to develop communities that are economically viable and ecologically sound.





Juneteenth

Join us on the third Saturday to honor the emancipation of slaves in Texas. The celebration includes a parade, picnics and dances.


Elgin, TexasElgin Western Days Festival

Fourth weekend. Activities include a parade, a carnival, sports tournaments, arts and crafts, live music and varied children's activities plus live music.





July

Bastrop, TexasBastrop Pet & Pal Parade

Perhaps the most unique parade in Bastrop County, pets of all types dressed in patriotic colors have the opportunity to strut down Main Street on the first Saturday of July.





Bastrop, TexasBastrop Patriotic Festival

First Saturday. The afternoon begins with children's activities, picnics and food booths in Fisherman's Park. The day ends with a fireworks display and music by the Austin Symphonic Band.





Elgin 4th of July People's Parade and Celebration

This annual event features a walking parade and a variety of activities in historic downtown Elgin, concluding at Veteran's Memorial Park.


Smithville, TexasSmithville Casino Night

Fourth Saturday. The gambling action is hotter that the July temperatures outside as Smithville's Recreation Center is transformed into a Vegas-style venue. Its a sure bet this fundraiser will be entertaining!





August

Bastrop, TexasBastrop Homecoming and Rodeo

First weekend at Mayfest Hill Park. Join the fun at Bastrop's biggest annual party as classmates return for reunions plus a parade on Main Street, a rip-snorting rodeo, carnival rides and dancing 'til the wee hours.





October

Smithville City Wide Garage Sale

What a draw - over 100 sites to shop on one day!


Smithville,TexasSmithville Texas Photo Festival

Second weekend. Photographers, let your inner photographer snap! The Smithville Film Commission invites all levels of photography enthusiasts, models and set builders. Event includes photo contests, model contest, and Instagram walk and contest!


Elgin,TexasElgin Hogeye Festival

The "Sausage Capitol of Texas" celebrates sausage and all things porcine in this annual, fun-filled event. "Warm Hearts and Hot Guts" are featured themes with the crowning of King Hog or the Sowpreme Queen. The famous Sowpremes are featured with many other live bands and a variety of arts and crafts.





Bastrop,TexasBastrop Halloweenfest.

Halloween night. Bring the family for lots of tricks and treats plus costume contests, pumpkin carving and a spook house that is sure to thrill the whole family!





November

Bastrop,TexasBastrop Veteran's Day Celebration and Classic Car Show

Second weekend. Friday night starts out with a drive-in movie at Fisherman's Park. Veterans are honored with a special tribute on Saturday. Hundreds of classic cars line the streets downtown, along with local vendors selling food and handmade items. On Sunday, enjoy brunch at the Hyatt with vintage cars displayed on the lawn.


Smithville Airing of the Quilts

Second Saturday. Historic, fancy and beautiful, hand-created quilts are displayed all over town as a nod to a historic past and specialized craft. Drawings held downtown.


Harvest Arts Festival

Weekend before Thanksgiving. Handmade art from local artists and fresh produce from local farmers.


December

Bastrop,TexasBastrop Lost Pines Christmas

Second weekend. bastrop welcomes families to experience the holidays in a historic Texas town. More than 30 family-friendly holiday activities mark the four-day weekend!





Smithville,TexasSmithville Festival of Lights

First Saturday. A Gingerbread Man theme with lights deck out this picturesque downtown plus there are arts & crafts shows, a 5k run, kids' games and crafts, live music, a lighted parade plus a street dance!





Elgin,TexasElgin Holiday by the Tracks

First Saturday. Before or after cutting your Christmas tree at one of the two local tree farms, enjoy live music, shopping, pictures with Santa, art and artisans showcase, lots of children's activities plus a lighted Christmas parade at dusk.





Bastrop,TexasBastrop Historic Holiday Homes Tour

Second Saturday. Tours of homes and historic buildings give visitors a unique glimpse of Bastrop's history as docents point out highlights.





Bastrop's 'Christmas in the Pines' Lighted Parade and Street Market

Second Saturday. Vendors market their holiday wares along Main and Pine Streets. The fun-filled day ends with a brightly-lit parade at nightfall.


Bastrop's River of Lights

Extends from the Friday following Thanksgiving to New Years Eve. Stroll along the June Hill Pape Riverwalk on the Colorado River to see over 100 holiday displays.


Monthly Events

Pine Street Market Days

Second Saturday of each month. Vendors and craftsmen set up booths on Pine Street to market their wares.


Bastrop First Friday Art Walk

First Friday of each month. An eveninng of art, music, shopping andd diing in historic downtown Bastrop.