Spring is one of our favorite times of the year in Central Texas! For most people (except for allergies) it is a welcomed change from winter weather and dreary looking landscapes. The trees are turning green and the wildflowers are showing their colors. With fresh scents in the air and the days warming up, Spring 2024 is a great time to get out and about in Cedar Park to enjoy some of these fun events. Counting down the days to Spring 2024!
Whether you want to get out to exercise or just enjoy the perfect weather, there is no shortage of things to do in Central Texas. At Cedar Park Living, we are always looking for fun events, fairs, markets, and outings to do. Here are some annual Spring Events in and around Cedar Park that you won’t want to miss!
Texas Farmers Market at Lakeline Mall
Every Saturday Morning
11200 Lakeline Mall Drive in Cedar Park
If you love the fresh, local produce and quality goods that only come from a real farmer’s market, then you’ll want to be at this event. Spring is the best time of year to visit the Farmer’s Market! There will be plenty of farmers selling everything from locally grown fresh produce, to artisan foods, fresh bread, food trucks and more!
Cedar Park Market Days
Every 3rd Saturday of the month, excluding January and December
11066 Pecan Park Blvd. in Cedar Park
It’s a monthly outdoor market event held in Cedar Park, Texas, featuring a variety of local artisans, farmers, and vendors who are passionate about their craft and community. You’ll find everything from handcrafted furniture to handmade jewelry to vintage clothing at the Cedar Park Market Days. The market typically takes place on the second Saturday of each month from February through November and is open to the public.
Georgetown Market Days
Every 2nd Saturday of the month (except January, February, and December)
103 W 7th St in Georgetown
A great place to find unique products, meet local makers and artists and support your community. The event will feature local vendors, food trucks, and live music. The event is family-friendly and all ages are welcome. You can shop for local produce, watch live music performances, browse through art exhibits and demonstrations, and even try out some delicious food from local restaurants.
Friday Night Fever Family Dance
February 23, 2024
Cedar Park Recreation Center, 1435 Main Street in Cedar Park
Celebrate the City of Cedar Park’s 51st Anniversary with a Best Friends Forever. This event is designed with elementary-age kids and their parents or guardians in mind, but everyone is invited to join if they’d like! Registration is required (and free). Register online.
The 14th Annual Georgetown Swirl
March 2, 2024
Georgetown Square – 808 Martin Luther King Jr. St
A day-long event that brings together local businesses and community members to celebrate Georgetown’s history and culture. There will be live music from local bands, great food from local restaurants, and kid-friendly activities like face painting and crafts. All proceeds from this event benefit local charities!
Mason Heritage Days
March 16, 2024
The Mason Homestead – 1101 S. Bagdad in Leander
An annual celebration of the history, culture, and heritage of Mason County. The event will include a parade and carnival rides, as well as live music and food vendors. There will also be educational activities for children, such as face painting, animal exhibits, and other hands-on activities.
March 22, 2024
Cedar Park Recreation Center 1435 Main Street Cedar Park
Get ready for a dazzling evening with the Kaleidospoke glow ride on March 31st! Cycle through a 1-mile path illuminated by stunning LED displays, and don’t forget to decorate your bike for extra sparkle. The night culminates in a glow party with a DJ, glow dancers, and unique light installations. It’s a magical experience perfect for families and friends.
Festival of Colors 2024
March 23, 2024
1510 Alexis Dr, Cedar Park
Experience a vibrant celebration of color, music, and dance at the Festival of Colors 2024. Lakeline Park transforms into a colorful haven with authentic South Asian food, Bollywood dance performances, a live DJ, and the iconic Holi rain dance. Tickets are only $10, and kids under 12 get in free! Let loose and experience the joy of spring in a whole new way.
Austin’s Grand Holi Celebration
March 24, 2024
Republic Square, 410 W 4th St, Austin
It is a celebration of color, music, and dance that is inspired by the Hindu festival of Holi (Festival of Colors).
BirdieFest Spring Festival
March 30,2024 at 10 AM
1400 Discovery Blvd. , Cedar Park
Spare Birdie is hosting BirdieFest Spring Festival! It will feature food and beverage specials, a car show, beer garden, vendors, face painter, teddy bear mobile, and live entertainment all day. The event is family-friendly and will take place outside on the patio and lawn.
Blues on the Green at Zilker Park
Dates (TBD, more info soon!)Pack a blanket and the family and make your way to Zilker Park for this summertime tradition. Held monthly from June to August, Austin’s largest free concert series will welcome groovy performances by local up-and-comers and Austin legends. Make it a staycation and get a hotel downtown to enjoy a nice dinner out, a morning paddle board adventure, a stroll around Zilker Botanical Garden and one of the many downtown food trucks for lunch.
City of Cedar Park Movies in the Park
April 5, 2024
Milburn Park, 1901 Sun Chase Blvd in Cedar Park
Movies in the Park is a local family favorite. This season kicks off April 5, 2024. Movie titles and details on the City Website. Enjoy an evening on the lawn with an evening showing of family-friendly movies. All movies are shown at Milburn Park. Bring your blankets/lawn chairs to enjoy the show. There are no food concessions and glass containers are prohibited, but you may being a picnic. Check the City of Cedar Park Website for event announcements and changes.
Country Music Festival at Leander- Cedar Park
April 6, 2024
1717 Scottsdale Dr in Cedar Park
Hosted at the Fieldhouse Amphitheater at The Crossover, the event features 10 hours of live performances by CMA, Grammy Award, and Billboard #1 artists. Indulge in the Taste of Texas Food Garden, offering gourmet cuisine, craft beer, and wines. Early bird admission is just $5, with free entry for children under 12 and complimentary parking, so don’t miss out! See the lineup and vendor info at the link above. See y’all there!
Cedar Fest BBQ Cook-Off
April 5-6, 2024
Milburn Park, 1901 Sun Chase Blvd in Cedar Park
The Cedar Park Chamber of Commerce is hosting its annual Cedar Fest BBQ Cook-Off. 60+ Teams compete to impress the judges with their best BBQ. The BBQ Cook Off is Friday and Saturday, April 5th & April 6th. Competition and Judging are on Saturday, April 6th from 12 PM to 2 PM. The Cedar Fest Festival is then open to the public on Saturday, April 6th from 10:30 AM to 4 PM. Bring your family for rides, games, food trucks, booths & more! Admittance is free although some activities may have a fee.
Pirelli World Challenge
April 5 -7, 2024
At Circuit of the Americas.
Sports car racing enthusiasts don’t want to miss this unparalleled series at COTA. Top racers and race cars from around the world go head-to-head on the track for three full days of action. See the website for event details and tickets.
ABC Kite Fest at Zilker Park
April 14, 2024
Zilker Park in Austin
An annual kite-flying event that attracts thousands of people from across the state each year. The festival features kite-making workshops and demonstrations from local kite enthusiasts and vendors selling kites, equipment, and accessories. The event also includes a variety of activities for children including face painting, balloon animals, and a magician.
ROCK Barn Dance
April 6, 2024
Merlin Hoppe Arena – 2050 Rockride Lane Georgetown
Come on out for music and fun celebrating the 17th Annual Barn Dance fundraiser benefitting ROCK Ride, a local non-profit serving those with special needs through equine therapy.
April 12-14, 2024
101 N Pierce St. in Burnet
You don’t want to miss this annual Bluebonnet Festival. If you love all things Texas Wildflowers, this is the festival for you. Enjoy arts and crafts, live music, food, carnival, and more.
April 7-14, 2024
2824 Real Street in Austin
Fusebox is a hybrid arts festival that champions adventurous works of art in theater, dance, film, music, literature, and visual and culinary arts. The festival takes place over 5 days in venues and locations all over the city. Hundreds of local, national, and international artists across all disciplines converge for one of the most unique cultural events in the country.
Austin Reggae Fest
April 19-21, 2024
Auditorium Shores – 900 W Riverside Dr in Austin
A fundraiser for the Capital Area Food Bank, Reggae Fest features three days of reggae, world, and dub talent, along with more than 50 vendors selling food and arts & crafts. The Food Bank is at the front line of hunger relief, providing food for 46,000 Central Texans every week with the help of nearly 300 Partner Agencies in a 21-county service area.
MOTOGPTM Grand Prix of The Americas
April 12-14, 2024
Circuit of The Americas in Austin
MotoGPTM is the pinnacle of all motorcycle World Championships. The series is reinvigorating motorcycle racing in North America with wall-to-wall action and unbelievable access to the riders and their machines. MotoGP bikes are completely custom speed machines, built purely for the GP series.
Pecan Street Spring Arts Festival
May 4-5, 2024
Between Brazos & IH35 – 200-720 E. 6th St in Austin.
A free, family event, the Pecan Street Festival is the oldest and largest art festival in Central Texas. Musicians, food vendors, artists and crafts people turn Sixth Street – historically called Pecan Street – into a lively street fair where there is something for people of all ages.
Red Poppy Festival
103 W. 7th St. in Georgetown
The Red Poppy Festival is one of the most popular holiday events in Austin. It’s a celebration of all things red and pink—from flowers and plants to clothing and accessories. You’ll find everything from red roses and poppies to beautiful scarves and hats. During this time, there are daily activities for kids and adults alike: arts and crafts projects, live music performances by local musicians, and games for all ages. Be sure to check it out!
Bertram Art, Herb & Wine Festival
April 27-28, 2024
143 E Vaughan Street in Bertram
The city of Bertram is proud to host the annual Bertram Art, Herb & Wine Festival at Cedar Park. The festival will feature a wide variety of art and craft vendors as well as food trucks and live music.
Eeyore’s 59th Birthday Party
April 27, 2024
1100 Kingsbury St in Austin
An annual celebration of Eeyore’s Birthday and a fundraising event for the Austin community.
The Vineyard at Florence Wine Run 5k
May 5, 2024
111 Via Franceso in Florence
It’s an annual 5K run event that takes runners through the vineyards of Cedar Park. You can enjoy the beautiful scenery of Cedar Park while running through the vineyards or just have some fun tasting wine at one of the many different stops along the course.
18th Annual Pioneer Days
May 4,2024 at 10am
Old Settlers Association in Round Rock
The Williamson Museum’s annual Pioneer Days is a family-friendly event held at the Old Settlers Association, where visitors can dip candles, churn butter, make corn husk dolls and rag balls, wander through reenactment camps and chuck wagon areas and listen to live music. There will also be historic house tours and a fully stocked general store.
Leander Old Town Street Festival
June 3, 2023
100 N. Brushy in Leander
The streets of Old Town Leander fill with local and national artisans offering handcrafted creations. Texas bands and artists bring the stage to life, and family-friendly activities delight both adults and children. Food vendors provide both healthy and indulgent choices. Local and regional wineries and distilleries bring a special flair with a visit to the wine and beer tent.
Austin Water Lantern Festival
Mueller Lake Park – 4550 Mueller Blvd in Austin
The Annual Water Lantern festival features thousands of lanterns that are illuminated and set into the river or lake at night.
If you just want to get outside and enjoy the spring weather, here are places to get some fresh air and exercise.
This mild weather also makes us want to find the perfect patio for dining or sipping. Here are a few of our favorite outdoor spots:
In Cedar Park, Blue Corn Harvest is perfect any time of day with its large outdoor eating area under large oak trees. Try to get there on a weekend morning for their Bloody Mary Bar!
In Leander, Casa Costa Bake Shop has delicious fresh baked goods and coffee and a cute little patio for enjoying a few moments with a friend.
In Round Rock, Papi’s Pies is set in a cute little old house with a quaint patio garden. The food is amazing too!
Bluebonnets are almost in bloom! A sure sign of Spring. Check out the Best Place to View Wildflowers in Cedar Park for a full list of where to find the best spots in Cedar Park.
If you are getting the urge to spruce up your garden, visit Cedar Park’s locally owned and gorgeous garden center, Hill Country Water Gardens. You will find any plant you can imagine as well as unique garden accessories. Go get out there, breathe the fresh Spring air, and feel the sun on your face!
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