Caliterra https://caliterraliving.com Master-Planned Community in Dripping Springs, Texas Tue, 21 Sep 2021 15:48:52 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.6.5 https://caliterraliving.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/cropped-10491197_1425732847721958_6634699461935166340_n2-32x32.jpg Caliterra https://caliterraliving.com 32 32 What’s Happening in Dripping Springs this September? https://caliterraliving.com/whats-happening-in-dripping-springs-this-september/ Thu, 16 Sep 2021 14:49:09 +0000 https://caliterraliving.com/?p=8477 Looking for something to do on the weekends in September? Things are going to be hopping at Dreamland (2770 W Hwy 290, Dripping Springs, TX 78620) in Dripping Springs. It’s only 10 minutes from the Caliterra community, so it’s easy to attend more than one of these fun events!

Live Music Fridays

Want to try your hand at singing? You can as Dreamland hosts karaoke every Friday from 9:30 to 11 pm. Come sing your heart out in the beer garden with KJ Armando hosting. They have karaoke every Friday night. Be sure to sign up to get a free drink!

They also host a band every Friday from 7 to 9 pm. There is no charge and it does not require RSVP. Here’s who’s coming to play on the beer garden stage.

Paul Val Band plays on September 17. He’s an American Blues Rock guitarist from Austin and is becoming a sensation in the Texas scene. Dreamland describes his sound as traditional Texas blues rock like those of ZZ Top (RIP Dusty Hill), Stevie Ray Vaughan, and Johnny Winter.

On September 24, Dreamland welcomes Gus Miller Band to the beer garden stage. They’re an American roots band that takes a modern approach to old country classics with grooves like the Grateful Dead and the Rolling Stones. They take the stage from 7 to 9 pm.

Coffee with Cars

There’s just something about seeing a unique car on the road that catches your eye. Maybe it’s an antique car. Maybe it’s a souped-up Mustang.

Coffee with Cars gives people a chance to show off their hot rod, sports car, muscle car, exotic vehicle, classic truck, or motorcycle. Of course, there will be lots of coffee and food available. It’s open for the entire family as you can make a day of it and enjoy mini-golf, pickleball, and other outdoor games.

Dreamland is an outdoor entertainment, recreation, and arts venue on 64 acres in Dripping Springs. Cars and Coffee is free as are many of the amenities at Dreamland. The venue only charges for mini-golf, disc golf, pickleball, merchandise, food, and beverages. Coffee with Cars occurs on the last Sunday of the month from 8 to 11 am. The next one is on Sept. 26.

Did you know Dreamland cares about sustainability? They capture rainwater with iconic tanks and use that water across the venue. They also have Tesla charging stations and a solar array on the roof of the bar and beer garden. Solar energy powers various parts of the property. They aim to operate as close to carbon-neutral as possible.

 

Hill Country Rally for Kids Car Show

On Saturday, October 16 at 7 am, be sure to check out the Hill Country Rally for Kids Car Show at Dreamland. Entrants can bring their cool vehicles or motorcycles for all to see and possibly win. If you want to enter a vehicle or motorcycle, be sure to pre-register to be guaranteed a spot in the car show. They have a 150-car limit.

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What Are the Best Places to Eat in Dripping Springs? https://caliterraliving.com/what-are-the-best-places-to-eat-in-dripping-springs/ Thu, 26 Aug 2021 21:30:56 +0000 https://caliterraliving.com/?p=8436 Dripping Springs may be a charming little town, but it has a wealth of delicious dining options from all over the world. It’s tough to pick, but we’re confident you will be pleased with any of these places near Caliterra. There’s something for everyone! Bon Appétit!

1. Best Dripping Springs Coffee Spot: Le Muse

Residents in Dripping Spring’s Caliterra community have a coffee shop right inside the community called Le Muse Coffee Bar at 505 Wynnpage Dr., Dripping Springs, TX 78620. The coffee bar’s menu gets its inspiration from Mexican cuisine. Popular menu items include Horchata Lattes, Mexican Mochas, and tamales. For current news, visit the Le Muse Coffee Facebook page.

2. Best Burger Near Dripping Springs: Hays City Store

Where can you get live music, a delicious burger, and pizza? Hays City Store is a full-service restaurant with an ice house. The store is between Kyle and Wimberley in Driftwood at the intersection of FM 150 and FM 3237. The Hays City Facebook page is regularly updated.

Want more options? Check out best places for burgers in Dripping Springs.

3. Best BBQ Near Dripping Springs: Salt Lick BBQ

Almost everyone who ventures to Austin and surrounding cities always make a stop at The Salt Lick BBQ (18300 FM 1826 Driftwood, TX 78619). They have an open pit that makes you feel like you’re at a professional-grade cookout where the barbecue is one of the tops in the Hill Country. You can also buy their sauce to take home. Be warned. The photos on The Salt Lick Facebook page will make you hungry! They post a LOT of photos!

4. Best Dripping Springs Pizza: Family Business Beer Company

Family Business Beer Company (19510 Hamilton Pool Rd., Dripping Springs, TX 78620) isn’t just a brewery on 15 acres of land. They also serve pizza. Kids and pets are welcome as the brewery has a playground. Find out what’s on tap on the Family Business Beer Company Facebook page.

5. Best Dripping Springs Seafood: Epicure

Not only can you enjoy top-notch seafood but also comfort food at Epicure (1025 Cannon Drive, Ste. 105 in the Clocktower Shopping Center, Dripping Springs, TX 78620) You’ll find their popular chimichurri shrimp, salmon, and not your mama’s mac ‘n’ cheese on the menu. You’ll also have plenty of cheese and charcuterie board options. The Epicure Facebook page contains great stories!

6. Best Mexican Near Dripping Springs: Verde’s Mexican Parrilla

You’ll find plenty from which to choose as Verde’s Mexican Parrilla (16018 Hamilton Pool Rd., Austin, TX 78738) has a regular menu, bar menu, kid’s menu, and breakfast tacos. At this casual dining restaurant, you can expect a variety of grilled specialties infused with Mexican spices. Discover the latest on Verde’s Mexican Parrilla Facebook page.

7. Best Dripping Springs Bakery: Skull and Cakebones

Skull and Cakebones (3991 E. Hwy. 290, Dripping Springs, TX 78620) is the Hill Country’s first plant-based bakery and eatery. They specialize in all-natural products that are vegan, fair trade, and non-GMO featuring local flavors.

Don’t knock the vegan baked goods until you’ve tried it. A lot of folks have been surprised! In addition to bakery items like cupcakes, cheesecake, cinnamon rolls, and scones, they serve a plant-based burger, barbacoa potato nachos, and cauliflower wings. Skull and Cakebones Facebook is loaded with photos guaranteed to have you hankering to go there.

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What’s Happening in Dripping Springs? https://caliterraliving.com/whats-happening-in-dripping-springs/ Thu, 19 Aug 2021 18:24:17 +0000 https://caliterraliving.com/?p=8346 Summertime, and the living is easy. But sometimes you want to go out and experience new things. Fortunately, the Dripping Springs calendar overflows with many options.

Live Music Galore

One of the coolest things about living in Dripping Springs is that you can enjoy music right here. And you have many choices. Here’s where you can catch live performances.

12 Fox Beer Co. (4700 W Fitzhugh Rd, Dripping Springs, TX 78620): Every Thursday through Sunday, 12 Fox Beer Co. presents live music and a food truck. Wednesdays and Thursdays are happy hours. You’ll find beers on taps as well as wine, cider, and mead.

Ghost Note Brewing (23663 Ranch Road 12 @ Ghost Note Lane Dripping Springs, TX 78620): Live music plays Friday through Sunday. Times vary, so check the website for upcoming acts and times. It’s open to all ages and weather permitting.

Nutty Brown Amphitheatre (12225 Hwy 290 West, Austin, TX 78737): Gary Allan and Joan Jett and the Blackhearts are scheduled to perform this weekend. Upcoming acts include Dwight Yoakam, Ronnie Milsap, and the Josh Abbott Band. Though it has an Austin address, it’s only 10 minutes from Dripping Springs.

Sidecar Tasting Room (501 Old Fitzhugh Rd., Dripping Springs, TX 78620) features a piano with Joseph Jay on Fridays, guest performers on Saturdays, and Trivia Night on Sundays.

Other Entertainment

Unique experiences can be had such as Hello! Paint at Suds Monkey Brewing (1032 Canyon Bend Dr. Ste A, Dripping Springs, TX 78620) where you can sip wine while you paint. They provide everything you need for an art party. And you might be surprised to learn that all ages from 5 to forever young are welcome. It opens with socializing and selecting your beverage to prepare for a fun-filled two hours.

Suds Monkey also has Name That Tune Bingo, Game Show Night, Bath Bomb Workshop, and more. Check Suds Monkey on Facebook for details.

Want to learn to make cinnamon rolls that will delight your kitchen with smells of cinnamon and can be enjoyed while warm? Head to Barton Springs Mill (16604 Fitzhugh Rd., Dripping Springs, TX 78620) behind Treaty Oak Distillery. They also have an Introduction to Sourdough and Pasta Shaping Couples class. Visit the website for details on the events. But hurry! They sell out fast.

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Here’s a Great Way to Wind Down the End of Summer in Dripping Springs https://caliterraliving.com/heres-a-great-way-to-wind-down-the-end-of-summer-in-dripping-springs/ Thu, 12 Aug 2021 17:39:05 +0000 https://caliterraliving.com/?p=8339 When folks think about the Texas Hill Country, they think of the picturesque landscape with rolling hills and communing with nature. Perhaps, they know about the many wineries responsible for notable Texas wines.

But not many people know that the Hill Country is filled with many distilleries. Here’s a great way to wind down the end of summer with a cold one and go on the Hill Country Craft Ale Trail.

Discover Texas Ale in Dripping Springs

Some of these breweries have live music, so be sure to check out their websites and Facebook pages for the latest news and events. Vista Brewing Driftwood (13551 FM 150, Driftwood, TX 78619) is one of them. Although located in Driftwood, it’s only a 10-minute drive from Dripping Springs. The brewery also has an onsite apiary that you can check out. Drop by the Vista Brewing Facebook page for upcoming events.

Twisted X (23455 W RR 150, Dripping Springs, TX 78620) welcomes everyone including furry friends into their taproom where they serve southern country fare. You can find the latest news on the website and Twisted X Facebook page.

A taproom and an outdoor biergarten await you at Fox Beer Co. (4700 West Fitzhugh Rd., Dripping Springs, TX 78620) where they serve European-inspired craft beers. The 12 Fox Beer Co. Facebook page has details on upcoming live shows and food trucks.

Acopon means “a restorative, or cordial medicine or application” and that’s what you get at Acopon Brewing (211 W. Mercer St., Dripping Springs, TX 78620). They specialize in English ales and have other brews on tap. For more info, explore the Acopon Brewing Facebook page.

Family Business Beer Company (19510 Hamilton Pool Rd., Dripping Springs, TX 78620) is just down the road from Hamilton Pool. So, it’d be a perfect way to spend the day with pool, pizza, and brew. One of its owners includes Danneel and Jensen Ackles. Yes, that Jensen Ackles of One Tree Hill. Right this way to Family Business Beer Company’s Facebook page.

Distillery Destinations in Dripping Springs

If you’re up for a spirited adventure of spirits, here are some of the distilleries worth visiting. First up is Treaty Oak Distilling, (16604 Fitzhugh Rd, Dripping Springs, TX 78620), a distillery named after a 500-year-old tree in Austin where Stephen F. Austin signed agreements to define the borders of Texas. It’s the fourth distillery to open in Texas.

They have an onsite restaurant known as Alice’s Restaurant where you can relish BBQ with your Treaty Oak whiskey or Waterloo gin. You can expect a menu loaded with Texas favorites.

Another option is Frog Pond Distillery (261 Frog Pond Ln., Dripping Springs, TX 78620), a small-batch, family-owned distiller that produces gin and vodka. They host tastings, tours, and cocktails. Stop by and enjoy a cocktail on their porch overlooking the hill country.

Right by Frog Pond is Remington Family Distillers (252 Frog Pond Ln., Dripping Springs, TX 78620). They feature a tasting room where you can sample their craft spirits and handcrafted cocktails on their rotating menu.

Whichever place you choose, you can count on one thing. You’ll end summer on a high note!

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5 Tips to Prepare for the New School Year in Dripping Springs https://caliterraliving.com/5-tips-to-prepare-for-the-new-school-year-in-dripping-springs/ Thu, 05 Aug 2021 20:00:07 +0000 https://caliterraliving.com/?p=8335 Come August 17, many parents with kids in Dripping Springs ISD will jump for joy as sleepy kids head back to school. Regardless of how anyone feels about the new school year, it’s a challenge to prepare for a new schedule and leave summer days behind.

Stave off last-minute scrambling with these five tips to ease the transition.

  1. Review School Paperwork

You may already be done with any school paperwork. The due dates may vary based on the school. Confirm your student’s registration and forms are in order. If your student has medical needs, check the district or school website for medical information.

Or contact the school’s nurse to find out what you need to provide to ensure your child gets any needed treatment at school. Be sure to have a current copy of your student’s vaccination records from the child’s doctor.

Students new to a district or school have a separate process to follow. Those who are new to DSISD, refer to the registration overview page for information. It states students new to DSISD schools need to register at their appropriate campus during registration times. Here’s the new student enrollment account request page.

  1. Sign up or Log in to Online Accounts

Most schools and school districts offer a web-based system for school updates, grades, absences, and more. Dripping Springs ISD provides family access to a student management system called Skyward.

Returning families with a student who has attended DSISD in the past but not during the most recent school year will need to login family access to re-enroll or to add another student. The transfer students FAQ answers questions for inter- and intra-district transfers.

  1. Review the School Calendars

Start adding important dates to your calendar especially those from the Dripping Springs ISD Calendar. Be sure to visit your student’s school website to check their calendar too. It can be helpful to maintain a family calendar. This way, everyone knows what’s going on any given day.

  1. Obtain School Supplies

Hopefully, you saw the last post about the Texas Sales Tax Holiday and took advantage of it. If you missed it, don’t  worry. Many retailers still have sales on school supplies and clothes. Look for coupons and discounts on RetailMeNot, Honey, and others.

Some schools or their PTAs sell school supplies in one packet. They can buy in bulk, which can provide deeper discounts than buying items in the store. Get your kids excited about school by treating them to one fun or colorful school item of their choice.

  1. Prepare for the New Bedtime Routine

It’s not always possible, but you can avoid sleepy back-to-school syndrome by pushing the bedtime earlier a little bit each day. After all, it takes 21 days to create a new habit. Start by putting them to bed 15 to 30 minutes earlier for a few days. Once they get used to that, you can add another 15 to 30 minutes until you get to the ideal bedtime.

Follow these five tips and your family will be ready come August 17. Remember to take photos on the first day! Some families take the first day of school photo in the same place every year and take the last day photo in the same spot. That’ll make a great addition to the memory album. Have a great first day of school.

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How to Make the Most of Texas Sales Tax Weekend https://caliterraliving.com/how-to-make-the-most-of-texas-sales-tax-weekend/ Thu, 22 Jul 2021 16:44:09 +0000 https://caliterraliving.com/?p=8325 Last year, back-to-School was a bit of an oddball with many students schooling from home. Now that most schools will return to in-person, this year should have a busy Texas Sales Tax Weekend! It’s your opportunity to save on taxes by paying the exact price for qualified items.

The 2021 tax-free weekend in Texas is August 6 to 8. Anyone can shop and enjoy the tax break on applicable items, not just school-aged kids.

Here are a couple of things to know before you go:

  • Stores cannot give out a rain check.
  • The tax break doesn’t cover anything that costs $100 or more.
  • Keep all of your receipts.

These three tips will help you make the most of shopping tax-free weekend.

  1. Check the official list of qualifying items

Not all school supplies and clothes will qualify for the tax break. For example, only some types of shoes are exempt. Stores will charge taxes on cleats but tennis shoes are exempt. Cowboy and general-purpose boots are exempt, but not ski boots or overshoes.

You may not think lunch boxes fall under clothes or school supplies, but they qualify. The same goes for pajamas, robes, baby diapers, adult diapers, and slippers.

You can find the official Sales Tax Holiday list at the Texas Comptroller’s webpage. Treat this as your tax-free shopping bible. Other resources reference this list, but not all of them interpret the rules correctly.

You might be surprised by what you find and don’t find on the list. Some sports-related things qualify. Swimsuits, tennis accessories, football jerseys, running shoes, golf shirts, and soccer socks are exempt. But soccer shoes, football pants, and golf shoes are taxable.

  1. Check store hours

A lot of Texas shopping malls, retailer centers, and stores extend their hours for the Sales Tax weekend. The hours won’t like Black Friday, but you’ll most likely have extra time to shop.

If you like to go shopping as soon as stores open to avoid the largest crowds, you wouldn’t want to arrive only to find out the store opened an hour earlier than usual. Check those hours before you go.

  1. Make a shopping list

Too often, families go shopping for what they think their kids need only to find out they already had some of the items. And they’re still missing other items.

Don’t use this weekend as an opportunity to try different-sized pants and shoes to confirm current sizes. Instead, confirm current sizes at home before you leave. Make a shopping list complete with the correct sizes. It’ll save you a lot of headaches and duplicates.

Saving on sales tax does not seem like much. However, many stores reduce their prices for the weekend. A $20 item marked down to $18 means a total savings of $3.65. Buy enough items and it’ll add up.

Happy shopping and saving!

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What Makes Dripping Springs a Hot Spot https://caliterraliving.com/what-makes-dripping-springs-a-hot-spot/ Thu, 15 Jul 2021 16:47:14 +0000 https://caliterraliving.com/?p=8319 Sure, the Texas Hill Country weather gets mighty hot ‘n’ spicy in the summer. And Dripping Springs is hot both literally and metaphorically. Visitors to this small town fall in love with its lush green hills and the opportunity to commune with nature everywhere they go. Here are three places that emanate Dripping Springs.

Home to One of the Most Beautiful Places in Texas

Few people know about this place. Once they find it, they wonder why they hadn’t heard about it. That place is Hamilton Pool Reserve (24300 Hamilton Rd., Dripping Springs, TX 78620), a 232-acre of protected natural habitat in the federal Balcones Canyonlands Preserve. Its name doesn’t sound like much. One might think it’s just a park with a swimming pool. But it’s so much more than that.

The jade green pool features a 50-foot waterfall. Although the depth varies and is nothing like a swimming pool, the pool’s deepest point is about 25 feet. Boulders make up the bottom of the pool.

People interested in discovering birds can request the Hamilton Preserve Bird List when they enter the park to find out what birds to seek. Birdwatchers come to find the endangered Golden-cheeked Warbler. Before you go to the preserve, visit the website as the pool requires reservations. Hiking, birdwatching, and other activities don’t require reservations.

Milton Reimers Ranch Park

If you want to make a day of your time around the preserve, another great destination is Milton Reimers Ranch Park (23610 Hamilton Rd., Dripping Springs, TX 78620). Located on the Pedernales River, the park is the largest parkland acquisition in the history of Travis County.

The park relishes being a rock-climbing destination. Mountain bikers explore more than 18 miles of trail. Everyone can cool down with a swim in the Pedernales River. Also located in the park is Reimers Observatory with its two giant telescopes.

Every first Saturday from October through April, visitors can go on a guided two-hour bird walk or one of the general tours that occur every Saturday.

Hamilton Pool Vineyards and Farms

And the perfect ending to the Hamilton Pool experience would be a trip to Hamilton Pool Vineyards and Farms (25711 Hamilton Pool Rd., Dripping Springs, TX 78663). It’s only 2.5 miles from the preserve. The 9-acre estate vineyard uses French style to process the wine. The tasting room has a courtyard and a bistro café.

Hamilton Pool Farms is also unique in that it’s a regenerative farm. They heal and build the soil by applying regenerative and biodynamic farming practices. These include cover-cropping, composting, mulching, no-tillage, seed saving, and more. You can find their products at the Dripping Springs Farmers Market.

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Things to Do in Wimberley, Texas https://caliterraliving.com/things-to-do-in-wimberley-texas/ Thu, 08 Jul 2021 22:17:24 +0000 https://caliterraliving.com/?p=8315 Located 14 miles from Dripping Springs, Texas, Wimberley is a town in Hays County between Austin and San Antonio. It’s the place where Cypress Creek and Blanco River meet making Wimberley a delightful destination especially in the summer. Visitors also love to come in the winter for its mild to cool temperatures.

Many notable people call Wimberley home. One of its most famous residents is Texas music legend Ray Wylie Hubbard. Here are the top three spots you won’t want to miss.

Blue Hole Regional Park

Wimberley’s Blue Hole Regional Park (100 Blue Hole Ln., Wimberley, Texas 78676) and the natural swimming area has been featured in many publications, films, and TV series. In 2018, USA Today has included Blue Hole Regional Park as one of the top 10 swimming holes in the nation. Know before you go: If you want to swim, the park requires reservations.

There are lots to do at the 126-acre park besides swim. It has almost 5 miles of trails, picnic spots, a pavilion, playscape, amphitheater, and basketball and sand volleyball courts. Photography and selfie fans will find many great areas around the park for capturing pictures.

In the summer, they hold nature camps for kids ages 6 to 12 They have a Counselor in Training program for those ages 13 to 15. The camp follows an environmental education-based curriculum inspired by the Project Wild Activity guide from Texas Parks and Wildlife.

Jacob’s Well Natural Area

As the first Hays County-owned preserve, Jacob’s Well Natural Area (1699 Mt. Sharp Rd., Wimberley, Texas 78676) has more than 80 acres surrounding the artesian spring. As the most significant and largest continually flowing spring in the Texas Hill Country, wildlife depends on it.

While open year-round, the preserve is a great place to go in the summer to cool off as the water temperature remains 68 degrees. Even in the winter. The park requires swimming reservations.

JWNA has an underwater cave system that runs almost 140 feet deep at its lowest point and one mile in length. Crawfish, amphipods, isopods, and salamanders live in the cave. The delicate ecosystem requires careful restoration efforts, which have been in the works for a long time.

Wimberley Market Days

On the first Saturday of the month, stroll through Texas Hill Country’s largest outdoor market with almost 500 booths on 20 tree-shaded acres. Income from Wimberley Market Days (601 FM 2325, Wimberley, Texas 78676) booth rental, parking, and concession go to Wimberley Lions Club grants that support local nonprofits, programs, and activities.

Not only will you find many unique items, but also avoid hangry pangs with the many concessions available. While shopping, you’ll be dancing with live music playing on one of its three stages. Visit the website for the monthly themes and entertainment.

For more things to do, head to VisitWimberley.com. They also provide lodging options, guides, and more.

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Celebrate July 4th Near Dripping Springs https://caliterraliving.com/celebrate-july-4th-near-dripping-springs/ Thu, 01 Jul 2021 15:10:09 +0000 https://caliterraliving.com/?p=8310 Who’s ready to celebrate America’s birthday? Many feel more excited about it this year for obvious reasons. And besides, good times are guaranteed with fireworks, live music, and great food. Here’s a roundup of July 4th events happening near Dripping Springs to help you celebrate!

Dripping Springs Fire in the Sky

Yes! Fire in the Sky is back! Join the festivities at Hog Heaven (491 Hog Hollow Rd, Dripping Springs, TX 78620) on July 3 at 7 pm. The event will benefit first responders and veterans. Watch for updates on Dripping Springs Fire in the Sky Facebook page.

Dripping Springs Distilling

Celebrate the 4th and grand opening with Jesse Stratton Band at Dripping Springs Distilling (5330 Bell Springs Rd.). It’s only a 30-minute drive from Dripping Springs.

Stars and Stripes July Bash

Come to Buck’s Backyard (1750 S Farm to Market 1626, Buda, Texas 78610) for the Stars and Stripes July Bash with live music from AJ Castillo, Jay Perez, Gary Hobbs, El Dusty, Rumores, and Broken Arrow.

Hill Country Galleria Independence Day

The Hill Country Galleria Independence Day Festival (12700 Hill Country Blvd., Bee Cave, TX 78738) returns on July 4th from 4 to 10 pm. They’ll have more than 75 art and food vendors on the streets of the galleria.

The full line-up of live music includes Central Plaza including Fastball, Vallejo, the Deer, White Ghost Shivers, and School of Rock. Bring blankets and chairs to enjoy the show. Stick around until nightfall to finish the day with a bang of fireworks.

Fredericksburg Celebration

The City of Fredericksburg will hold a Texas Fourth of July Parade down Main St. with dozens of floats celebrating America at Marktplatz on July 4 at 1 pm. The parade heads east on Main St. toward the Nimitz Museum. From there it makes a U-turn and goes west down Main all the way to Bowie St. Bring lawn chairs or tailgate it!

Fredericksburg hosts its annual July 4th fireworks at Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park (432 Lady Bird Dr., Fredericksburg, TX 78624). The park and Gillespie County Fairgrounds have multiple viewing locations.

Horse racing fans can catch the races on July 3 and 4 at Gillespie County Fairgrounds (530 Fair Dr., Fredericksburg, TX 78624). Gates open at 11 am and post time is 1 pm.

Kyle’s Independence Day Fireworks Show

Just 30 minutes from Dripping Springs, you can catch fireworks in Kyle. The Independence Day Celebration will start around 9 pm with fireworks launching from Plum Creek Golf Course (4301 Benner Rd, Kyle, TX 78640), so you’ll want to arrive early to find parking around Kohlers Crossing and Kyle Parkway. For the best view, look for the tall water tower next to Hays CISD.

We hope you have a whiz-bang of a great time celebrating!

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Check out Dreamland Outdoor Entertainment Venue in Dripping Springs https://caliterraliving.com/check-out-dreamland-outdoor-entertainment-venue-in-dripping-springs/ Thu, 24 Jun 2021 14:37:49 +0000 https://caliterraliving.com/?p=8304 Not many small towns can boast about having an incredible outdoor entertainment and arts venue like Dripping Springs does. Dreamland is loaded with many fun activities and live music. There is truly something for everyone at Dreamland.

What Awaits You at Dreamland

Dreamland boasts having the world’s most extreme miniature golf course. They offer two different courses at 18 holes each. There are some doozies! If you want an old-fashioned good time, play their lawn games. They have bocce, cornhole, and other games on their huge lawn and in the beer garden. A playground area and adjacent splash pads keep the kids busy.

For something different, try one of the fastest-growing sports in the U.S., which is Pickleball. It’s what you get when you combine tennis and ping pong. Two to four players have paddles and hit a plastic ball with holes back and forth over a net. Often, it’s played as doubles but singles are an option.

Give it a go! You can reserve a court. If you find you enjoy it, you can join the Pickleball leagues. Dreamland has four weather-protected pickleball courts.

The beer garden serves central Texas beer and wine. Dreamland has a partnership with breweries, wineries, and distilleries in the community. Customers have a wide variety of beverages to try with 90 self-pour taps, 50 local beers, and 40 central Texas wines. Every tap has a screen with its name and a story of the place where it comes from. Hungry? They have high-class trailer fare with everything from TexMex to pizza.

Take a walk around Dreamland or play mini-golf and you’ll come across incredible sculptures and murals. Art is an integral part of the Dreamland experience as every artwork has been curated and designed to celebrate the American dream. They want to uplift spirits while reinforcing humanity.

What’s Coming up at Dreamland

Dreamland offers a half-day summer camp. Kids will enjoy mini-golf, arts and crafts, gaming on the turf, a splash pad and water zone, lawn games, and more.

They also feature musical acts from all over the world welcoming every genre of music. The venue has two state-of-the-art music stages. Here are the upcoming acts:

· Manic Organic C

· Dark Bird

· Chuck Ziegler and Cold Snap

· Clint and the Cosmic Wake

· These Fine Moments

For the latest news, check out the Dreamland Dripping Springs Facebook page. They even have giveaways such as two free tickets and dinner at a concert. Some events can be affected by bad weather and they provide updates on the Facebook page. Stop dreaming of outdoor fun and make it a reality by heading to Dreamland.

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