Whether you find yourself in Bastrop, Elgin, Smithville or one of our smaller communities, there’s always something fun going on in Bastrop County. The area’s best events bring live music, great food, and unique activities to town, year after year, so when you find one you love, you can make it an annual tradition.

Bastrop’s River of Lights 2022

Fisherman’s Park 1200 Willow Street, Bastrop, Texas

Take in the River of Lights in Bastrop, Texas, Nov. 25, 2022 through Jan. 3, 2023 to see traditional to cartoon lighted displays and some...

First Friday Art Walk – December 2022

Downtown Bastrop 1311 Chestnut, Bastrop, TX

Meet up with friends and family for Main Event's holiday artwork in historic downtown Bastrop, Texas. Meet some life-sized elves, enjoy live music, meet your...

Holiday Luna Market 2022

Firewild Events & Catering 201 N Main Street, Elgin, TX

Come browse this Holiday Luna Market in historic downtown Elgin, Texas, and enjoy shopping for handmade gifts by local artisans in a sparkling and intimate...

Square Art Show 2022

Lost Pines Art Center 1204 Chestnut St, Bastrop, TX

Lost Pines Art Center presents it's annual Square Show, back for another holiday season in Bastrop, Texas! The ever-popular juried Square Show, featuring original works...

Predators of the Pines Hike 2022

Bastrop State Park 100 Park Road 1A, Bastrop, TX

Who’s whoooo in the animal world at Bastrop? Come find out on this fun hike at Bastrop State Park! Meet at the playground parking lot,...

Autumn Fest 2022 Part 2

Rising Sun Vineyard 233 Edmonson Ranch Rd, McDade, TX

Rising Sun Vineyard’s 3rd annual Autumn Fest is back in McDade, Texas. Inclement weather in November just means more fun... again! Kick-off the holiday season...

Smithville Festival of Lights & Lighted Parade 2022

Downtown Smithville Smithville, TX

The 31st Annual Festival of Lights & Lighted Parade in Smithville, Texas is Saturday, Dec.3 all along Main Street and at the Smithville Recreation Center....

Elgin’s Time to Shine 2022

Downtown Elgin Elgin, TX

Tis the season for free holiday themed children’s activities, Santa's reindeer games, Christmas carols, and festive food trucks! This new event is being held in...

Art After Dark – December 2022

Lost Pines Art Center 1204 Chestnut St, Bastrop, TX

The Lost Pines Art Center has so much in store for the Holiday Edition of Art After Dark with the debut the new Members Show,...

Sip & Stroll & Shop at Shiraz Garden

Shiraz Garden 240 Johnson Road, Bastrop, TX

Sip and stroll through Shiraz Garden's magical vistas and gardens during the annual Sip & Stroll & Shop to see the venue, meet vendors, and...

Sherwood Forest Faire: 2022 December Gathering

Sherwood Forest Faire 1883 Old Hwy 20, McDade, TX

Volunteer outdoors, be entertained, enjoy fellowship, camp out and get perks for next year's Sherwood Forest Faire in McDade, Texas. Gatherings are a Sherwood tradition...

Lost Pines Christmas Festival 2022

Downtown Bastrop 1311 Chestnut, Bastrop, TX

Join the Bastrop Main Street Program's Lost Pines Christmas Festival in historic downtown Bastrop, Texas. The event will include Christmas caroling, hot cocoa, popcorn, hot...

Bastrop Holiday Homes Tour 2022

Downtown Bastrop 1311 Chestnut, Bastrop, TX

Join the festivities on Saturday, Dec. 10, 2022, from noon to 5 p.m. for Bastrop County Historical Society’s annual Holiday Homes Tour in historic Bastrop,...

Smithville’s Holiday Sip & Shop 2022

Downtown Smithville Smithville, TX

Join us for a fun Sip & Shop during the Festival of Lights celebration! Many of their downtown businesses will be partnering with local wineries...

Lost Pines Christmas Lighted Parade 2022

Downtown Bastrop 1311 Chestnut, Bastrop, TX

Featuring more than 130 entries - from fanciful floats to fire trucks, unicycles to vintage cars, dancing Honey Bears to dignitaries, from Santa’s helpers to...

Earth Paints & Pigments 2022

Earth Native Wilderness School 137 Woodview Lane, Bastrop, TX

Come explore art and nature with Earth Native School in central Texas. This class will explore the wonderful bounty of paints and pigments that can...