Kerrville’s year-round tourist-friendly weather makes it the perfect place to visit anytime, and enjoy the numerous events and festivals that make up Kerrville’s calendar. There is always something going on for visitors, and residents alike.
Our spring season begins with events centering around Easter weekend, such as the Here’s to the Heroes Easter Fest & Cook-off, which features live music, good food, washer pitching and family fun throughout the day, as well as Easter Services at the Coming King Sculpture Prayer Garden. The Return to Kerrville Fly-In, held annually on Mother’s Day weekend, encourages visitors from around the United States to visit us and enjoy a weekend of fun, shopping and site-seeing. Kerrfest, also held in May, is a weekend celebration that includes a rodeo, chili cook-off, beer fest, dance, BBQ cook-off, jackpot team roping, a dance, kids’ activities and various other fun events. Our spring season concludes with a multitude of events on Memorial Day weekend: the Masters of Fine Art & Craft at the Inn of the Hills, the Texas Masters of Fine Arts & Craft at the YO Ranch Hotel & Conference Center, Kerr Market Days on the courthouse lawn, the Kerrville Festival of the Arts held on the streets of downtown, the Gourd Art Show at the Kerr Arts & Cultural Center, the famous Kerrville Folk Festival, and the Sentimental Journey concert at the Cailloux Theater. All connected with free transportation during the Memorial Day weekend.
During the summers, weekends are full of activities and events, and the highlight of the season that brings travelers from far and wide is Kerrville’s 4th on the River Festival where they can enjoy a day of fun, live music and fireworks.
The fall is also a wonderful time in the Hill Country, and Kerrville’s event calendar is full of events that will delight all who attend. The Symphony of the Hills performs several times during the season for the enjoyment of the patrons and always draws a magnificent crowd. The Kerr County Fair is also a favorite event during this time of year, and allows people the opportunity to gather together and enjoy wholesome, family-friendly activities that only a good, old-fashioned county fair can provide.
Cold weather doesn’t stop the fun in Kerrville! January brings around the Hill Country District Jr. Livestock Show and all of the young exhibitors with their projects. The community truly enjoys supporting the youth and this show and sale has proven to be a huge success every year. Other community favorites include the annual Chocolate Fantasy in February and Mardis Gras on Main in March, which brings downtown alive for a night of fine food, music, and wine…Texas-style.
These wonderful events are just a taste of what Kerrville has to offer. A more extensive and up-to-date calendar of events can be found at the Kerrville Convention and Visitors Bureau website. To learn about more fun and interesting points of interest visit our Kerrville & the Texas Hill Country page.