Festivals and Events
LEAF: Llano Earth Art Festival: March Event
This natural festival revolving around our beautiful river and town center celebrates the wonder and balance of life with the delicate and intricate world around us... rock stacking, vendors, family fun, fire dancing, music, artists from near and far.... This is a must-be-at event for all! Visit llanoearthartfest.org and Llano Eart Art Fest on Facebook for more info!
@LAST Llano Art Studio Tour: March Event
Visit with approximately twenty artists in their creative work spaces right here in Llano, Texas. "We live here, we create here." Working in mediums ranging from clay, fabric, glass, iron, jewelry, leather, metal, paint, photography, wood and more. Most of these studios are not regularly open to the public so this is a great opportunituty to catch the artist with their art in their creative work space. Scheduled and unscheduled demonstrations will go on throughout the day. Attend the "After Party" at the Art Guild in the evening to spend a little social time with your favorite artist.
Tour Maps available all over town and at the Llano Visitor Center, Llano Fine Art Guild as well as each Art Studio location.
Fiddle Fest Weekend: April Event
Llano is fast becoming a music lover's destination, and the first weekend in April proves to get your toes tapping and your heart singing with an open fiddle contest for all ages, and an air fiddle contest for the brave. As well, the Saturday night concert at the Lantex Theater becomes more popular and surprising each year! Tickets are on sale early at the Llano Visitor Center & Chamber of Commerce. Call us at 325-247-5354. Come experience the Power of the Bow!
Llano Crawfish Open: April Event
The Llano Crawfish Open is the Texas Hill Country event you don’t want to miss. You will find two days of fantastic food, hot live music, a golf tournament, 5K, motorcycle run, roping contest, and much more! The whole family will love this springtime event that occurs at Robinson Park on the gorgeous wide banks of the Llano River. We feature local tastes and talent, and vendors from all over. Come join us for this third weekend in April and help us triple our population!
Llano Open Pro Rodeo & Parade: June Event
This annual event is sponsored by the Llano County Community Center Association and is held at the Llano JLK Rodeo Arena (across from Robinson Park) each year… Don't miss this exciting time to see bronc bustin', bull riding, barrel racing, mutton bustin', and team roping! At Llano's Rodeo Arena on the first weekend in June, this exciting and enthusiastic event takes over the town. The parade is held at 10:00 am on Saturday around downtown Llano, with a BBQ by the local Boys Scout troop to follow on the square. For tickets and more information, call the Llano Chamber at 325-247-5354.
Rock'N RiverFest July Event
Join us in Llano at Badu Park on the Saturday before Independence Day with your friends and family as we gather at the river for jet ski races and inflatable fun along the river! We will have vendors and food and loads of fun for the kiddos!!!
And at dark on Independence Day ....the City of Llano puts on the most brilliant of lighted sky shows in the Hill Country! Fireworks explode above the Llano River on the 4th of July. Come early with your blankets and chairs to claim your spot. Bring the whole family to celebrate this fantastically patriotic holiday with Llano!
Llano's Wild West Weekend: October Event
This weekend includes a chuck wagon cook-off, vendors, live music, an art show, and reenactments. The Llano River Chuck Wagon Cook-off will take place on the banks of the beautiful Llano River in Badu Park on Friday through Saturday noon. Everyone wanting to explore the wonders of an historic downtown and county courthouse are welcome for the festivities of Llano's Wild West Weekend!
The main event is the public meal served straight from the wagons at high noon on Saturday. Tickets for the Chuck Wagon meal are on sale at the Llano Chamber of Commerce. Call 325-247-5354 to reserve yours starting September first! After a scrumptious dinner, head across the bridge to Downtown Llano for gold panning and a line-up of activities and entertainment including live music and reenactments.
The Llano County Historical Museum boasts a "Western Trappings" art exhibition & Saturday evening there will be a street dance at Grenwelge Park, on the southeast side of the Llano bridge. To wrap up an action-packed day, head out to the Llano JLK Arena & Events Center for a PRCA Rodeo. For a full schedule of events for the weekend, go to www.llanowildwestweekend.com or www.llanochuckwagoncookoff.com.
Hunter Appreciation: November Event
The opening of deer season proves to be a holiday worthy of celebrating in the Deer Capital of Texas! The Llano Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Center sponsors and hosts an annual welcome to our hunters and their friends and families the first Friday of November. We provide maps, information, prizes, and raffles along with refreshments all day. Join us at the Railyard Depot from 10 to 5 to usher in the season with a bang!
Starry Starry Nights in Badu Park: November & December Event
Beginning in November on the night after Thanksgiving, Badu Park lights up in a walkway of thousands of beautiful Christmas colors that sparkle on the waters of the Llano River. Bring the kids to enjoy this Hill Country wonderland complete with treats and Santa to complete the experience!
Snow Day in Badu Park: December Event
On the second Saturday in December, Badu Park is transformed into a winter wonderland of white and fluffy fun for the family! Snow Day will be open in Badu Park at 1pm and will close at 9pm. Wristbands can be purchased and are good for all day. This promises to be a day for friends, family, food, fun and Santa!!! Call the Llano Visitor Center 325-247-5354 for information.