Fill the Dog Days of Summer with Fun and Festivals Near Gregg Ranch
Jun 30, 2022
The time from mid-July until the middle of August is known as the dog days of summer. And while you might think that’s because days can be so hot our four-legged friends just laze around, think again. The phrase is a reference to the fact that, during this time, the Sun occupies the same region of the sky as Sirius, the brightest star visible from any part of Earth, and part of the constellation Canis Major, the Greater Dog. So why not spend your dog days of summer enjoying all the fun under the sun and stars in the Texas Hill Country. Here’s eight great options to enjoy the end of summer in and around Marble Falls and minutes from Gregg Ranch.
Summer Concert Series, July 8 – August 5
Enjoy a wide range of free live music under the stars every Friday through August 5th at the Johnson Park Amphitheater here in Marble Falls. The shows start at 7:30 p.m. Concerts are free and you are welcome to BYOB. There will be food trucks on-site or enjoy a pre- or post-concert bite at one of our local Marble Falls restaurants.
Date: Every Friday through August 5, 6 p.m.
Location: Johnson Park, 230 S Avenue J, Marble Falls, Texas 78654. (8 minutes from Gregg Ranch)
Cool Off At The Lakeside Pool! July – August
The Lakeside Pool is now open! Take in views of Lake Marble Falls while relaxing by the pool this summer! Day passes are $3 for residents and $4 for non-residents ages 4 and older. Ages 3 and younger get in for free. Residents can also purchase a $48 punch-pass that allows up to 20 visits. Non-residents can also purchase a punch pass for $64.
Date: July – August
Location: Lakeside Pool, 305 Buena Vista Drive, Marble Falls, TX 78654. (8 minutes from Gregg Ranch)
Cost: Day passes $3 for residents, $4 for non-residents
Watercolor Cookie Art Workshop, July 12 And August 2
Sugar Mama Cookies is hosting a tasty workshops for kids July 12 and August 2. July 12 is a fruit pizza party. Kids 8 to 12 will learn proper knife handling skills and create a fruit pizza the whole family will love. August 2, tween and teen artists, ages 10-16, will learn how to create beautiful art using edible mediums on an edible canvas! All workshops are $25 per participant.
Date: Sweet Summer Kids Workshops: July 12 and August 2 at 2 p.m.
Location: Sugar Mama Cookies, 307 Main Street
Marble Falls, TX 78654. (8 minutes from Gregg Ranch)
Get Ready to Rodeo, July 15, 16
The Marble Falls Texas rodeo is always the third weekend in July. That’s July 15 and 16 this year. Gates Open at 6:30pm and the Rodeo Starts at 8:00pm. Events include: Bull Riding, Calf Roping, Cowgirl’s Barrel Racing, Cowgirl’s Breakaway Roping, Ranch Bronc Riding, Saddle Bronc Riding, Steer Wrestling and Team Roping. Tickets can be purchased online or cash at the gate. $15 Per Person; $5 Ages 6-12; Free Ages Under 6; Admission covers the dance. BYOB
- Friday Night: Pink Out – Support Breast Cancer Awareness by sporting your favorite pink. William Beckmann will be our live music immediately following the end of Bull riding.
- Saturday Night: Adam Fears Band will perform live immediately following the end of Bull riding.
Date: Marble Falls Rodeo: July 15 and 16, 6:30 p.m.
Location: Charles Taylor Arena, 3053 US-281, Marble Falls, TX 78654. (2 minutes from Gregg Ranch)
Cost: $15 per person
Peddler Show, August 12-14
The Peddler show in New Braunfels, offers shoppers a one-of-a-kind shopping experience that can’t be duplicated. Whether your style is trendy or traditional, classic or contemporary; you’re sure to find that perfect gift here. Whether you’re looking for personalized designs, creative gifts or unique jewelry, the Peddler Show has it all! It’s the perfect street of shops-customized just for you! Don’t miss the shopping experience designed to be as individual and unique as you are! Parking: free,
Date: New Braunfels Peddler Show: August 12-14.
Location: New Braunfels Civic and Convention Center, 375 S Castell Avenue, New Braunfels, TX 78130. (1.5 hours from Gregg Ranch)
Blanco County Fair & Rodeo, Aug 17-20
Nothing says summer like a county fair. The Blanco County Fair and rodeo features Goat Roping, Youth Rodeo, Team Roping, Steer Sow, Goat Show and Lamb Show. And don’t forget the downtown parade at 7 p.m. Saturday, August 20. The fair runs Aug 17-20, 2022 at the Blanco County fairgrounds. Tickets can only be purchased day of event. Tickets include Rodeo & Dance. Free parking.
Date: Blanco County Fair: August 17-22.
Location: Blanco County Fairgrounds, 619 US-281 North, Johnson City, TX 78636. (14 minutes from Gregg Ranch.)
Cost: Wednesday night free admission. Prices for other night, TBA
Star Party, August 20
Yes, the party really does start when the stars come out! The public is invited to share telescopes with the Austin Astronomical Society to observe the sky at Inks Lake Park, August 20 at 8 p.m. You will see planets, the moon, galaxies, nebulae, star clusters, and more. There is no charge for the star party itself, but visitors must pay the park entry fee of $7 for ages 13 and up, with children 12 and under free.
On weekends reservations are recommended ahead of time for Day Use passes. Ask for direction at headquarters. Please consider a flashlight with a red bulb, but we have red cellophane to cover a white light. Please do not bring a dog, unless it is a service animal. Smoking is not permitted in the area of the telescopes because the smoke can damage optical equipment. Public consumption of alcoholic beverages is not allowed in state parks.
Date: August 20, 8 p.m.
Location: Inks Lake, 3630 Park Road 4, Burnet, Texas 78611. (33 minutes from Gregg Ranch)
Cost: Park entry fee $7 per person for ages 13 and up
Cool Art, August 27
The City of Lakeway Arts Committee presents the 2022 Cool Arts Show and Studio Tour on August 27th from 1-5 p.m. at the Lakeway Activity Center. This year the annual party has expanded to an unique arts festival chock full of live music, food trucks, and kids activities. You won’t want to miss it!
Date: Cool Art Show: August 27, 1- 5 p.m.
Location: Lakeway Activity Center, 105 Cross Creek, Lakeway, TX 78734. (30 minutes from Gregg Ranch)
Check out even more summer event options near
Gregg Ranch at: https://www.hillcountryportal.com/hillcountryfestivals.html
Located in charming Marble Falls, Texas this 240-acre master-planned community is northwest of Austin and is anticipated to be home to approximately 700 single-family and 250 multi-family residences. A central community area with an outdoor pool, ramada, barbeque area, shaded play area and bocce ball and horseshoe pits are planned. Gregg Ranch outdoor amenities will also include 5.5 miles of jogging and biking trails throughout the community, plus a dog park. The community is conveniently located at the intersection of State Highways 281 and 71, and is a short drive to Lake Marble Falls, Lake LBJ and the famed Texas Lake and Hill Country. Visit http://greggranch.com/ to learn more.