April 2015 Event Schedual

The Forgotten Gateway: Coming to America Through Galveston Island

Apr 01 2015 to May 20 2015

Presenting a month-long traveling exhibition by the Bullock Texas State History Museum presented in partnership with Humanities Texas. While Ellis Island’s location in New York made it a natural port for Europeans, Galveston attracted a diverse group of people from Europe, Mexico, South and Central America and even Asia. The exhibition highlights enduring themes in the history of immigration including the dangers of the journey, making a life in a new land, navigating bureaucracy and confronting discrimination. On display at the Vereins Kirche and sponsored by the Gillespie County Historical Society.

Tuesdays through Saturdays 10 am to 4:30 pm. Free admission, but donations gratefully accepted.

Address: 100 block of W. Main
Phone: (830) 990-8441

ShAnnie playing in Luckenbach Texas
Apr 02 2015 to Apr 02 2015
Picker’s Circle in Luckenbach Texas – “Where Everybody’s Somebody!”
5 pm

Address: Luckenbach Town Loop off RR 1376 on Hwy 290 E
Phone: (830) 997-3224

Relay for Life Fundraiser at Hondo’s
Apr 02 2015 to Apr 02 2015
At Hondo’s on Main.
5:30 pm. $10 adults/$5 students.
Address: 312 W. Main St.
Phone: (830) 997-1633

First Friday Art Walk Fredericksburg April

Apr 03 2015 to Apr 03 2015

Participating art galleries stay open until 8 pm so visitors can experience fine art and true Texas hospitality along with special art exhibits and artist demonstrations the first Friday of every month. Fine Art, Fine Wine, Fine Times! Please stop by the Fredericksburg Visitor Information Center at 302 E. Austin to pick up the map of participating galleries.

Address: Participating fine art galleries in Fredericksburg
Phone: (830) 456-0422

Collings Foundation Wings of Freedom Tour

Apr 03 2015 to Apr 05 2015

The Wings of Freedom Tour brings three World War II aircraft; a B-24, B-17 and P-51. When possible, a Vietnam-era helicopter, the UH-1 Huey, is also included on the tour. At the Gillespie County Airport.

Starts at noon on April 3. Walk through tours of the aircraft are $12. Flight costs vary according to the type of aircraft.

Address: Highway 16 South
Phone: (978) 562-9182

Otto’s Food and Wine Pairing Dinner at Grove House

Apr 03 2015 to Apr 03 2015

Join Otto’s at Grove House as we host Thierry Plumettaz, the European Specialist from Kobrand, for an intimate dinner in the Henke Barn. Mr. Plumettaz will guide us through the white wines of one of the great Alsatian producers, Domaine Zind-Humbrecht. Chef Yoho will craft a menu with respect to the Good Friday tradition while showcasing the versatility of Gewurztraminer, Riesling and Pinot Blanc as they pair with food.

6:30 pm. $175 per person. Tickets are limited. Email evelyn@ottosfbg.com

“Stars in the Hills” at Rockbox Theater (weekends)

Apr 04 2015 to May 30 2015

Presenting the new weekly show for the 2015 season that brings top-notch Hollywood tribute artists to the Texas Hill Country. Think Marilyn Monroe! Other tribute artists who will be performing include George Strait, Gloria Estefan, Aretha Franklin, Rod Stewart and many more! All seats are reserved and tickets are available online.

Showtimes are Fridays at 8 pm and Saturdays at 4:30 and 8 pm. $32-$42 adults; $17 youth.

Address: 109 N. Llano
Phone: (830) 997-7625

Easter at the Sauer-Beckmann Living History Farm

Apr 04 2015 to Apr 04 2015

Prepare for Easter as a traditional 1915 German farm family would have. See how eggs are dyed naturally for Easter, see the traditional Easter Lamb Cake and prepare a grass Easter nest along with other seasonal fun activities on the farm. Park visitors should stop first at the Lyndon B. Johnson State Park Visitor Center to obtain a free park permit, map and visitor event information.

10 am to 3 pm. Free, but donations are welcome.

Address: 16 miles on E. US Hwy 290 in Stonewall
Phone: (830) 644-2252

Easter Egg Hunt at the Pioneer Museum

Apr 04 2015 to Apr 04 2015

For children ages ten and under. Bring your own basket. Children must be accompanied by an adult. There will be a special area for toddlers to hunt for eggs. Come for some old-fashioned fun on the Pioneer Museum grounds. There might even be a visit from the Easter Bunny! Cookies and lemonade will be provided.

10:30 am. Free admission for the Easter Egg Hunt. Use the gate entrance on Milam Street.

Address: 325 W. Main St.
Phone: (830) 990-8441

Wildflower Celebration at Wildseed Farms

Apr 04 2015 to Apr 19 2015

A celebration of the arrival of springtime and wildflower blossoms along with great shopping, butterfly gardens and walking trails at the country’s largest working wildflower farm. Come for the flowers, stay for the atmosphere! P. S. Don’t forget your camera!

9:30 am to 6 pm daily. Free admission.

Address: 7 miles east on Hwy 290
Phone: (830) 990-8080

Experimental Aircraft Association Airport Day

Apr 04 2015 to Apr 04 2015

Gillespie County Airport Showcase sponsored by the Experimental Aircraft Association.  There will be static and flying displays of local aircraft including vintage and military planes.  The EAA Chapter will offer free flights to Young Eagles ages 8 to 18.  Local Boy Scouts will cook hamburgers.  Bring the whole family and see aviation in action!  At the Gillespie County Airport.

10 am to 2 pm.  Free.

Address: Highway 16 South
Phone: (830) 997-8767

History in Your Backyard (Apr)

Apr 07 2015 to Apr 07 2015

German author and researcher, Barbara Ortwein, will answer questions about immigration to Fredericksburg in the 1840’s.  The lecture will be held in the Historic Sanctuary of the Pioneer Museum.  The Gillespie County Historical Society is sponsoring the lecture, book signing and wine and cheese reception in this continuation of their “History in Your Backyard” series.

7 pm.  Free admission.

Address: 312 W. San Antonio
Phone: (830) 990-8441

Fredericksburg Theater Company presents “Crimes of the Heart” (weekends)

Apr 10 2015 to Apr 26 2015

Winner of the 1981 Pulitzer Prize and the New York Drama Critics Circle Award, this play teems with humanity and humor as it examines the plight of three young Mississippi sisters who are forced to face the consequences of the “crimes of the heart” each has committed.  At the Steve W. Shepherd Theater.

Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm; Sundays at 2 pm.  Advance tickets $29 adults; $12 for youth 17 and under.  $35 adults; $15 youth at the door when not sold out.

Address: 1668 S. US Hwy 87
Phone: (830) 997-3588

Bruce Greene One Man Art Show at Insight Gallery

Apr 10 2015 to Apr 27 2015

Bruce Greene is one of the heirs to a cowboy kind of legacy tied hard and fast to a familiarity and feeling for ranch life and based on a bedrock of artistic accomplishment.  A member of the Cowboy Artists of America, his award-winning work in both oil paints and bronze sculptures give pause to the cowboys of today making them smile at the memory of the way their world once was. Artist demonstration on April 11 from 2 to 4 pm.

Address: 214 W. Main St.
Phone: (830) 997-9920

Texas Hill Country Wineries “Wine & Wildflower Trail” 2015

Apr 10 2015 to Apr 26 2015

Come explore Texas Hill Country wine and enjoy the wildflowers.  With ticket purchase receive a full complimentary tasting at each of the 42 participating wineries (limit 4 per day), a 15% discount on 3 bottle purchases and wildflower seeds.  Tickets are limited and must be purchased online.  Self-guided tour during regular winery hours.

$60 couple/ $35 single.

Address: Participating Texas Hill Country Wineries
Phone: (512) 914-5561

Raising Providence Hall at Pat’s Hall

Apr 11 2015 to Apr 11 2015

A community-wide dance featuring the Matt Wilson Band at historic Pat’s Hall – soon to be the new home of Providence Hall.  Also featuring a live and silent auction as well as food and drink for sale.  Tickets can be purchased in advance or at the door.  For more information or to purchase a table, please contact Jennifer Bryla at jenniferbryla@gmail.com

7 pm to midnight.  $40 per person.

Address: 406 Post Oak Rd.
Phone: (830) 998-6492

Outlaw Half Marathon & 5K Run 2015

Apr 11 2015 to Apr 11 2015

Join us in historic Luckenbach Texas for this annual event.  Grab your friends and plan to stay for live music, beer, food and wine.  Run through Downtown Luckenbach, along scenic Texas country roads and finish at the famous Luckenbach Post Office.  We are proud to partner with and benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society in their mission to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma and improve the quality of life of patients and their families.  T-shirts and finisher’s awards included.  All runners receive entry into the post party celebration.

Packet pickup at 6 am; half marathon and 5k start at 8 am.  All half marathon participants must complete the course within the 5 hour time limit (by 1 pm).

Half Marathon $85+ per runner; 5K $35+ per runner.  Register online.

Address: 412 Luckenbach Town Loop off RR 1376
Phone: (210) 494-7869

Bluebonnet Tractor Ride 2015

Apr 11 2015 to Apr 11 2015

Each year the Hill Country Antique Tractor & Engine Club hosts an annual Tractor Ride.  We have been hosting this event for a decade now and it has grown to be a favorite of tractor owners all over the state.  Many tractor enthusiasts enjoy the day in the beautiful Texas Hill Country upon their tractor.  The ride begins with registration and light morning refreshments.  A “driver’s meeting” is held prior to the ride covering all of the safety rules and expectations of the participants. The tractor riders embark on a ride through some of the prettiest areas in the county and the ride begins.

Limited space is available on our “people hauler” for spouses and non-tractor riders who wish to participate in the days festivities.  All riders stop for a noon meal where awards are given out for the “oldest tractor”, “oldest driver” and “farthest traveled rider”.  Each year the Club also recognizes a hard working Club member for their dedication to the Club.  Riders then climb back on their tractors and travel back to the starting point with the ride culminating around 3 pm in the afternoon.

If you are interested in participating in the next Bluebonnet Tractor Ride please contact Regina Weidenfeller at 830-889-9348 for more details.  We welcome you to come ride along with us!

$15 per person to ride on the “people hauler” and eat lunch.  $10 per person for lunch only.

Phone: (830) 889-9348

Gillespie County Historic Schools Annual Open House (6 Schools)

Apr 11 2015 to Apr 11 2015

Former students will be available to share stories of school days from the late 1800’s to mid 1900’s.  Come see the classrooms like the one your ancestors might have attended.  “Preserving the past to enrich the future.”  Schools open for this event include the Grapetown School, the Lower South Grape Creek School, the Luckenbach School, the Meusebach School, the Williams Creek (Albert) School and the Junction School.  Please come by the Fredericksburg Visitor Information Center for a driving map or visit the website to download a map.

10 am to 5 pm.  Free admission, but donations gladly accepted.

Address: Participating Gillespie County Country Schools
Phone: (830) 685-3321

7th Annual Reflections of the 60’s at the LBJ Ranch

Apr 11 2015 to Apr 11 2015

A great learning opportunity for persons interested in understanding the impact of the 1960’s on the fabric of our country.  Guest speakers such as authors, former legislators and historians talk about topics relevant to the 1960’s.  This year, the 50th anniversary of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act will be celebrated.  Highlighting the day will be a ceremony at 2 pm at the one-room Junction School.  At that site on April 11, 1965, President Johnson signed the landmark law that for the first time provided extensive federal funding of the nation’s elementary, junior high and high schools.

10 am to 5 pm.  Admission is free.

Address: 16 miles on E. US Hwy 290 in Stonewall
Phone: (830) 868-7128

Fredericksburg Chorale “Dialogues & Dances” April 2015

Apr 11 2015 to Apr 11 2015

Solo, ensemble, choral and instrumental performances as well as poetry reading with a focus on new compositions and improvisation.  At the Hill Country University Center.

7 pm.  By donation.

Address: 2818 E. US Hwy 290
Phone: (830) 997-6869

Pacific Combat Living History Program April 2015

Apr 11 2015 to Apr 12 2015

History comes to life with a World War II battle re-enactment including uniformed actors, guns, tanks and a flamethrower!  At the Pacific Combat Zone of the National Museum of the Pacific War.  Online reservations available and recommended.  Walk-up tickets available at the PCZ prior to the program if not sold out.

Performances at 11 am and  2 pm both days.  $7.50 adults; $5 students; children under 6 free.

Address: 500 E. Austin
Phone: (830) 997-8600

Gillespie County Historic Schools Annual Benefit BBQ 2015

Apr 12 2015 to Apr 12 2015

Join us for delicious pork and chicken BBQ with all the trimmings.  Dine in or take your plates to go.   Featuring live music by The Polkamatics!  Prize tickets will be available.  Proceeds benefit restoration and maintenance of the twelve historic country schools.  At the American Legion Hall.

10:30 am until sold out.  $9 per plate suggested donation.

Address: 726 S. US Hwy 87
Phone: (830) 685-3321

German Springfest Celebration at Kuckucks Nest

Apr 12 2015 to Apr 12 2015

Fun for the whole family at this German import store!  German clothes, German food, German music and German fun.  Live music by Off the Grid.

2 to 5 pm.

Address: 3150 N State Hwy 16
Phone: (830) 997-9707

Lenz Fest 2015

Apr 16 2015 to Apr 18 2015

You are invited to three very special events celebrating Spring in Fredericksburg.  Benefitting the Gillespie County Historical Society. Tickets available online.

“Fredericksburg Finery” Luncheon and Style Show on Thursday, April 16. Enjoy a catered luncheon and lively style show featuring spring fashions from unique Fredericksburg shops. 11:30 am at the St. Mary’s Event Center, 306 W. San Antonio.  $65 per person.

“Evening Elegance” Catered Cocktail Party and Presentation of the 2nd Annual Pioneer Spirit Award.  Friday, April 17, from 6:30 to 8:30 pm at the Mansfeldt Sheep Barn in Cherry Spring.  $50 per person.

“Gardens Galore” Tour of Extraordinary Fredericksburg Gardens.  Explore a variety of delightful spring home gardens and enjoy light refreshments in the peaceful setting of an amazing Biblical Garden maintained by Master Gardeners.  Saturday, April 18, from 11 am to 4 pm.  $25 per person.

Address: 325 W. Main St.
Phone: (830) 992-2996

Fredericksburg Trade Days April 2015

Apr 17 2015 to Apr 19 2015

Antiques, collectibles, tools, crafts, shabby chic, primitives, ranch furniture, hunting accessories, candles, unique clothing, jewelry, food and so much more.  Shop with over 350 vendors in six barns and acres of merchandise!  Relax in the Biergarten while listening to live music.  Held on the weekend of the third Saturday of each month.

Friday and Saturday from 9 am to 6 pm; Sunday from 9 am to 4 pm.  $5 parking fee good all three days.

Address: 7 miles east on Hwy 290
Phone: (210) 846-4094

2015 Texas VW Classic

Apr 18 2015 to Apr 19 2015

Come join us for a weekend of camping, cruising and Volkswagenism!  Roll through the Texas Hill Country on the Bluebonnet Cruise followed by a BBQ dinner on Saturday.  Then wake up early Sunday to show off your VW to the masses, check out the competition and navigate the sea of spare parts, used cars, toys and other VW items.  The show concludes Sunday afternoon with an awards presentation including projected photos of winning cars.  At Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park.

Address: Highway 16 South
Phone: (817) 360-0678

Guided Nature/Wildlife Walk at Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site

Apr 18 2015 to Apr 18 2015

Join park employees and volunteers on a guided nature walk on the park trails.  Visitors will not only learn a little history along the way but they will learn about the great outdoors and the wonderful flora and fauna of the Texas Hill Country.  Participants are encouraged to bring water, binoculars and wear sturdy hiking shoes.  Tours will start at the Visitor Center.

10:30 to 11:30 am.  Free, but donations welcome.

Address: 16 miles on E. US Hwy 290 in Stonewall
Phone: (830) 644-2252

Rockbox Theater Celebrity Series presents Adam Trent, Magician

Apr 20 2015 to Apr 21 2015

Adam Trent is taking the world by storm.  He blends dancing and singing to his own original pop music with innovative stage illusions and charming wit and emotion to create an experience that is part magic show, part concert and part stand up comedy.  Don’t miss this show!  Tickets available by phone or online.  Two performances only!

7 pm.  Tickets $37 – $47; youth $17.

Address: 109 N. Llano
Phone: (830) 997-7625

T-6 Texan Formation Clinic at the Gillespie County Airport

Apr 23 2015 to Apr 26 2015

This is a formation training clinic for the pilots who attend.  Several types of World War II aircraft, including a T-6, P-51 and maybe a P-38, attend and takeoff and land throughout the day.  The aircraft ramp will be filled with aircraft, usually around 22 – 26 aircraft.  At the Gillespie County Airport.

Spectators are welcome and viewing is free.

Address: Highway 16 South
Phone: (830) 990-5764

Wings Over the Hills Nature Festival 2015

Apr 24 2015 to Apr 26 2015

A fun, family-oriented Nature Festival promoting Texas Hill Country nature with specific events providing both education and entertainment.  Including nature talks, birding field trips, dragonfly and butterfly walks, flying raptor demonstration, hummingbird banding demonstration, children’s activities and social events. Special guest will be Greg Miller who has been birding for over 50 years and has birded in all 50 states and much of Canada. To be held at the Pioneer Pavilion at Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park.  For a complete schedule of events and online registration, please visit the website.

Daily 10 am to 6 pm.

Please note:  There will be free showings of The Big Year (Jack Black plays Greg Miller) by Pulitzer Prize winning author Mark Obmascik on April 19 at 1 pm and on April 21 at 6 pm at Fritztown Cinema.

Address: Highway 16 South
Phone: (830) 990-9823

3rd Annual Texas History Days at Fort Martin Scott

Apr 24 2015 to Apr 26 2015

Co-produced by the Former Texas Rangers Foundation and the Fort Martin Scott Friends, this compelling presentation represents Texas History during the entire 19th Century through Military, Ranger and Civilian living history interpretations.  Also included are period arts, crafts, music and storytelling, cowboys and Native Americans.

Friday 10 am to 2 pm; Saturday 9 am to 4 pm; Sunday Cowboy Church and Brunch 11 am. Free admission; $5 parking fee per car.

Address: 1606 E. Main St.
Phone: (830) 469-8610

Fredericksburg Wildflower 5K& 10K Run/Walk 2015

Apr 25 2015 to Apr 25 2015

The Wildflower Run offers 5K and 10K distances for runners and walkers of all ages along with a children’s fun run for ages 12 and younger.  The new route will follow a scenic course in and around Fredericksburg, beginning and ending downtown at Marktplatz where parking, restrooms and registration will be available. Electronic chip timing provided.  Stretch and pre-warm up sponsored and led by fitness professionals from the Wellness Center.  Awards for run contestants will be presented for male and female winners in various age divisions.  All run and walk registrants will receive souvenir T-shirts and the first 200 registrants will receive a jar of wildflower jelly from Fischer & Wieser.

The run begins at 8:30 am.  $20 per walker or runner advance registration.  $25 race day registration.  The fee for children is $1 per child.

Address: 100 block of W. Main St.
Phone: (830) 997-1355

Gillespie County Benefit SchuetzenFest 2015

Apr 26 2015 to Apr 26 2015

Target shooting competition.  To be held at the Texas Hills Sporting Range.  Spectators welcome.  Sponsored by the Gillespie County SchuetzenBund.

9 am to 5 pm.

Address: 13 miles west on FM 2093 (Tivydale Rd)
Phone: (830) 997-8006

Hill Country Film Festival 2015

Apr 30 2015 to May 03 2015

A celebration of independent film, the Hill Country Film Festival screens over 90 independent films (short and feature length) as well as hosts revealing Q & As, captivating filmmaker panel discussions and nightly festival parties giving attendees a chance to rub elbows with filmmakers.  Events to be held at Fritztown Cinema. And we’re thrilled to kick off the 2015 fest with four screenings at Fritztown Cinema and a free family-friendly outdoor screening at Marktplatz that night.  HCFF will screen 9 feature films and 90 short films that represent 15 countries along with panel discussions, a closing night party and awards program and a sendoff reception.  The complete lineup can be found on the festival website.

All Access Badge $125 (access to all screening blocks, filmmaker panel discussions and filmmaker lounge and event parties)

Day Pass $40 (access to screening blocks for either Friday or Saturday)

Individual Ticket $10 (admission to one screening)

Address: 1668 S. US Hwy 87
Phone: (512) 838-6828

May Artist Showcase at Whistle Pik Galleries

May 01 2015 to May 31 2015

As we continue our year long celebration of our 20th Anniversary, we are excited to have 3 artists showcased for May. Sculpture artist Sandy Scott, Robert Johnson, and Phil Bob Borman will all be in attendance for our artist reception on Friday, May 1 from 5-8 pm during First Friday Art Walk Fredericksburg. Please join us as we celebrate the work of these artists.

Address: 425 E. Main
Phone: (830) 990-8151

Hill Country Run Motorcycle Rally 2015

May 01 2015 to May 03 2015

Sponsored by The Optimist Club of Fredericksburg and benefiting community youth programs, this annual event includes scenic rides, cowboy breakfast, bike games, bike show, great food and live music.

Thursday social at 6 pm at Hondo’s; Friday and Saturday 9 am to 9 pm; Saturday and  Sunday cowboy breakfast 7:30 to 9:30 am; Sunday biker church at 8:30 am.

Address: 412 Luckenbach Town Loop off RR 1376
Phone: (830) 997-3224

First Friday Art Walk Fredericksburg May

May 01 2015 to May 01 2015

Participating art galleries stay open until 8 pm so visitors can experience fine art and true Texas hospitality along with special art exhibits and artist demonstrations the first Friday of every month.  Fine Art, Fine Wine, Fine Times!  Please stop by the Fredericksburg Visitor Information Center at 302 E. Austin to pick up the map of participating galleries.

Address: Participating fine art galleries in Fredericksburg
Phone: (830) 456-0422























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