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5 Cool Summer Festivals for Hot Days in the Texas Hill Country

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Summer festivals mark the hottest time of the year with popular music, great food, and fun for everyone. The Texas Hill Country hosts multiple events during the summer months. These range from music festivals to art walks. If it’s summer fun that you’re looking for, you’ll find it at one of these Hill Country summer festivals. Check out these festivals for food, music and family fun this summer.

1. Blanco Lavender Fest


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Love lavender? Make the Blanco Lavender Fest a definite stop this summer. For 2017, the festival lasts from June 9 through June 11. You will experience lavender growing lectures, live music, and tasty food. To taste everything Texan, check out the wares at the Go Texan tent, where local wineries and breweries will have samples and items for purchase, and of course, lavender items of all types will be available in the market area in front of the Old Blanco County Courthouse.

2. Boerne Berges Fest

Summer Festivals Boerne Berges Fest

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In the Texas Hill Country, German heritage gets celebrated all year long, not just for Oktoberfest. Boerne hosts the annual Berges Fest, which offers fun for everyone. With free parking and admission, you don’t want to miss this family friendly event. Dachshund races, German folk bands, a parade and a carnival await attendees. This festival has good, old-fashioned fun that the whole family can agree on, and it’s held this year over Father’s Day weekend, June 16 through 18.

3. Kingsland Aqua Boom

Summer Festivals Kingsland Aqua Boom Float

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Looking for a family-friendly festival? Visit Kingsland for the Aqua Boom festival, June 30 through July 4, 2017. This event kicks off with a veterans’ dinner and steak cookoff, but the major events start on July 1. Children’s activities, live music, an arts and crafts show, a beauty pageant and more begin Saturday. The parts of the Aqua Boom festival that really draw crowds, though, are the events on the water. Few will want to miss the rubber duckie race, boat parade, or fireworks on the river at the end of the festival on July 4th.

4. New Braunfels Texas River Fest

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