Things to Do

Hill Country Happenings: May 2 – May 8, 2016

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Mother’s Day is just around the corner and what better way to show your appreciation than a nice outing around our beautiful Hill Country. From wine tastings to live music and festivals all around, there are plenty of ways to treat all types of moms to a wonderful week and weekend! 

Monday, May 2

Operation Guadalupe Takedown Flyer


Operation Guadalupe Takedown An extremely brutal, trying odyssey of over 370 miles of rapids, lakes, dams, stillwaters, and other obstacles that participants will traverse over the course of 8 days. Beginning at Guadalupe Proper in Hunt, Texas, and terminating at San Antonio Bay, there is camping along the way. All proceeds will benefit The Cancer Research Institute. $75/kayak (waived if participant raises $200 or more in donations). San Antonio Bay (Seadrift Landing), Hunt, Texas.

Tuesday, May 3

Cowboy Capital Opry Enjoy good old fashioned family entertainment the first Tuesday of every month with live music, benefiting Meals On Wheels. $5 per person or $12 per family. ($5 more for reserved seating)  6:30 PM. Silver Sage Corral, 803 Buck Creek Drive, Bandera, Texas.

Wednesday, May 4

Music on Main Street With only 4 sessions left in this free music series, this is the perfect time to go enjoy the outdoors with food, fun and music. Bring a lawn chair or blanket, a picnic and the family. Food vendors will also be on site. Free. 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. Prete Main Street Plaza State, 221 E. Main Street, Round Rock, Texas.

Thursday, May 5

Schertz Sweetheart Court Pageant Since 1989, the Sweetheart Court Ambassadors have promoted the city and joined in various community service projects. Members also earn scholarship money to further their education. Dinner tickets $10. Free admission to program. 5:45 p.m. Schertz Civic Center, 1400 Schertz Pkwy., Bldg. 5, Schertz, Texas. (210) 619 -1630

Walt Wilkins & The Mystiqueros San Antonio-born Walt Wilkins is teaming up with The Mystiqueros, a “Texas Hill Country super-group” that features five great singers and four great songwriters from the heart of the Lone Star State, all of whom have made their own records and are flush with recording credits. Free. 7 p.m. Gruene Hall, 1281 Gruene Hall, New Braunfels, Texas.

Friday, May 6 – May 7

lukenbach motorcycle rally logo


Hill Country Run Motorcycle Rally Come celebrate 20 years of motorcycle madness in Luckenbach. With live music, motorcycle runs and a bike competition, there is tons of fun to be had at this two day gathering. Fees and schedule are posted on the official Facebook page. Luckenbach, Texas.

Friday, May 6

Cactus Jack Foundation PBR Bull Riding Benefiting local youth, this event includes mutton bustin’ and other exciting rodeo events for kids of all ages. Each night features 40 bull riders competing for a $40,000 purse. $10/GA, kids 10 and under free with paid adult. 6 p.m. Uvalde County Fairplex, 215 Veterans Ln, Uvalde, Texas.

‘Beautiful Within’ Mothers Day Fashion Show Can you think of a better way to honor your mother than this amazing event? Mothers will be treated to a makeover, and then they get to strut their stuff on the runway afterwards. $35. 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. NOAH’S Event Center, 18918 Ridgewood Parkway, San Antonio, Texas.

Saturday, May 7 – Sunday, May 8

Lone Star Jam With 20 bands jam packed into two days, this Texas Music festival should be on everyone’s “Must Do” list. From Randy Rogers Band to Charlie Robinson, William Clark Green to Cody Johnson, this is going to be a concert to remember. $40 – $275. Lone Star Jam Festival Grounds, 5901 E. Oltorf, Austin, Texas.

Saturday, May 7

16th Annual Mounted Scavenger Hunt & Trail Ride Presented by Triple H Equitherapy Center, the Hills, Horses & Hidden Treasures scavenger hunt is a perfect way to spend your Saturday in the Hill Country. Please visit their FB page for fees and times. Triple H Equitherapy, 791 Backhaus Rd., Pipe Creek, Texas.

FlowerCountry 5k logo with wildflowers in a cowboy boot


Texas Flower Country Women’s 5K/10K Run This wonderful women’s run is benefiting the Wounded Warriors of Nebo. Enjoy a post-race champagne brunch, free massages, great music and shopping at the finish line. The 5k course features 2 aid stations, with four stops for 10k participants. Check out the official website for fees, deadlines and other important information. Wildseed Farms, Fredericksburg, Texas.

Hauptstrasse Quiltfest Come join us for a beautiful outdoor quilt show.  Hundreds of beautiful handmade quilts will be on display on Boerne’s Main Plaza and along Main St adorning front porches in historic Downtown Boerne. Quilt makers can participate by registering here: apm.activecommunities.comFree. 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Main Street, Boerne, Texas.

Family Day At Lehnis Railroad Museum The Martin & Frances Lehnis Railroad Museum exhibits the railroad history of Brownwood, Central Texas, and the American Southwest. Enjoy running model trains of every shape and size, and even take a mini-train ride for just $2 a rider. $2 entry, 5 years and younger, free. Lehnis Railroad Museum, 700 E. Adams, Brownwood, Texas.

Fandangle Sampler The evening includes a catered BBQ dinner by the Salt Lick, beer and wine, live country music by Jake Penrod and his “Million Dollar Cowboys” and dancing under the oak trees on the banks of the Pedernales. $50 – $500. 5 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Lyndon B. Johnson Ranch, 1048 State Park Road 49, Stonewall, Texas.

Sunday, May 8

Mother’s Day Gospel Brunch with a Twist The Gospel Brunch is led by Bret Graham, one of Gruene Hall’s favorite country musicians. Bret sings his cowboy style Gospel tunes and accompanies The Gospel Silvertones, one of Austin’s most uplifting Gospel groups. The New Orleans-style gospel brunch also features a buffet catered by Gristmill River Restaurant & Bar. $30. 9:30 a.m. Gruene Hall, 1281 Gruene Rd, New Braunfels, Texas.

Breakfast at Duchman’s: Mother’s Day Jazz Brunch Tickets include a family-friendly, gourmet brunch buffet as well as one complimentary mimosa and special Mother’s Day gift bag just for Mom. $40/person. (Children under 10 yrs $20) Additional mimosas, wine and n/a beverages are not included in the ticket price. 11 a.m. Duchman Family Winery. 13308 Farm to Market 150, Driftwood, Texas.