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Hill Country Happenings: July 24 – 30, 2016

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Delve into a little art and culture this week in the Texas Hill Country. From movies and art exhibits to yoga and theater, there is a little something going on that will pique everyone’s interest. Best of all, it is all good, clean, family fun!

Here is your line-up, Texas Hill Country:

Sunday, July 24, 2016

CIN862746 The Barnum & Bailey Greatest Show on Earth - The Great Coney Island Water Carnival, c.1898 (chromolitho) by American School, (19th century); Cincinnati Art Museum, Ohio, USA; ( Coney Island is a residential neighborhood, peninsula and beach on the Atlantic Ocean in southwestern Brooklyn, New York City. Coney Island is well known as the site of amusement parks and a seaside resort. The attractions reached their peak during the first half of the 20th century.
The Ringling Brothers Circus was a circus founded in the United States in 1884 by five of the seven Ringling Brothers: Albert (1852–1916), August (1854–1907), Otto (1858–1911), Alfred T. (1862–1919), Charles (1863–1926), John (1866–1936), and Henry (1869–1918). In 1907 it acquired the Barnum & Bailey Circus, merging them in 1919 to become Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Circus, promoted as The Greatest Show on Earth.); American,  out of copyright

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Dripping Springs Fair and Rodeo Gather the family for this fun-filled four-day event! There will be exciting rodeos, mutton bustin’, food, drinks, live music, arts and crafts vendors, kids activities, and a carnival lasting all four days! $5 per car per day. Rodeo tickets cost $20/night ages 13 and up; $10 ages 6-12; ages 5 and under are free. July 21-24, 2016. Ranch Park, 29401 RR 12, Dripping Springs, Texas.

Free Family Day: Summer Spectacular The McNay Art Museum is hosting a fun family event that will take you and your family back to old-time Coney Island. There will be circus performers, art activities, and free admission to the museum’s newest exhibit Coney Island: Visions of an American Dreamland, 1861–2008. Free. 1 – 4 p.m. McNay Art Museum, 6000 N. New Braunfels Ave., San Antonio, Texas.

New Cowboy Church Attend this Sunday morning worship service to celebrate God’s grace, love, and mercy. Service is held at the Fredericksburg Marktplatz, so be sure to bring a chair, some donuts, and a coffee. Enjoy a little down-to-earth fellowship with your community and receive a free copy of Dan Kelley’s book “God Wrote You a Love Letter.” Since the church is run by volunteers, no offering plate is passed, just post-its, which Kelly explains he will talk about in service. Just come as you are! 10:00 a.m. Fredericksburg Marktplatz, Fredericksburg, Texas.

School of Rock Week Join Yogi Bear and his friends for a little Rock ‘n Roll! Kids will make instruments, play musical games, and participate in some karaoke. There will also be a talent show and an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast on Sunday. So, bring instruments from home and a mighty appetite! July 24 – 31, 2016. Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Hill Country, 12915 Farm to Market 306 Canyon Lake, Texas.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

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Movies in your Park San Marcos Plaza Park presents “Aladdin” for the whole family to enjoy this week. Concessions will be available for purchase. Free. The movie begins at sunset. San Marcos Plaza Park, 206 North CM Allen Parkway, San Marcos, Texas.

Yoga at Your Park Strike a warrior pose and greet the day head on at Mission San Juan in San Antonio. Mobile Om and Los Compadres is bringing complimentary yoga classes to the San Antonio Missions National Historical Park. A limited number of mats will be available. Free. 7 a.m. Mission San Juan, 9101 Graf Rd., San Antonio, Texas. 

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Dripping Springs Farmer’s Market Head to the farmer’s market to shop for local, fresh food and help support your local farmers! 3 p.m. – dusk. Every Wednesday, year round. The Triangle, Hwy 290 & RR 12, Dripping Springs, Texas.

Thursday, July 28, 2016


Photo: Jellystone Guadalupe River Camp – Resort

Death by Chocolate Yes, please! Dive down a chocolate slip n’ slide, participate in a chocolate milk chugging contest and try your hand at chocolate bar bingo. Cool off at the chocolate ice cream social and wind down while you watch Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory at the Guadalupe Stage outdoor theatre! July 28 – 31, 2016. Jelly Stone Guadalupe River Camp-Resort, 2605 Junction Hwy 27, Kerrville, Texas.

Freddyburg Youth Theater Presents Aladdin Jr. Take the family on a magic carpet ride as the youth of the Fredericksburg Theater Co. put on an impressive show full of adventure, romance, and magic! Adults $12; Children 17 and under $10. July 28 – 31, 2016. Fredericksburg Theater Co., 1668 S. US Hwy 87, Fredericksburg, Texas.

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Castell VFD Barbeque 2016 Come out and support Castell’s Volunteer Fire Department at their annual BBQ! Everyone knows firefighters make the best barbeque, and what a better way to support your local firefighters than to stop by and have a bite to eat. 6:00 p.m. Castell Community Building, Llano, Texas. 

Frio Redneck Games Leakey is hosting the Frio Canyon’s 1st Annual Redneck Games. This is the moment you’ve been waiting for folks! Dress in you Redneck Sunday best and head on out for the games! Try your hand at Hillbilly Horseshoes, Knee Slapp’n Greased Pig Chase, and tons more! Get in on your chance to be named Ms. ‘Merica or Mr. ‘Merica! $5 per person or a donation to the Wounded Warriors of Texas Foundation. $2 per event registration. BBQ $12 per plate. Frio Canyon Chamber Arena, 226 RR 336, Leakey, Texas.