The Complete Springs Bucket List for the Hill Country Town of Dripping Springs, TX

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The Ultimate Spring Texas Bucket List in Dripping Springs, TX

The sun is shining and spring in the Texas Hill Country is almost here! And with it comes loads of fun in Dripping Springs. From the Wednesday farmers market in the park to scenic biking trails at Reimers Ranch and alfresco patios, you’ll find that our town knows how to make the most of this sunshine season.

Here are 9 fun things to do in spring for your Dripping Springs, Texas bucket list.

A variety of colorful wildflowers in a field.

Take in the Hill country wildflowers.

Drive down just about any backroad in the Hill Country in the spring and you’ll be delighted by the rolling hills that display a colorful carpet of bright bluebonnets (the state flower of Texas), crimson firewheels, and delicate, red-orange Indian Paintbrushes. For a list of the best places to see the wildflowers in Dripping Springs, check out our wildflower guide. link to the wildflower blog post. TX Hill Country Wildflowers


Runners at a starting line .

Spring Festivals in Dripping Springs, TX

Some of Dripping Springs’ most exciting events happen during the springtime. Enjoy Twisted X Brewing’s annual Crawfish Boil and Live Music fest taking place the first weekend of March.

Or head to the Dripping Springs Ranch Park to partake in some shopping during the Wildflower Spring Market. Vendors from around the state will be selling clothing, jewelry, home decor, garden gifts, Texas handmade, accessories, gifts for the guys, art, photography, candles, yard art, soaps, and so much more. WFSM - March 27-28th

Enjoy a run by scenic Onion Creek! The 3rd Annual Dripping Springs Race to Brunch 5K presented by Caliterra is back. The 5k run takes you along the scenic trails in Caliterra with beautiful views of Onion Creek! And the best part, at the finish line, you’ll be treated to a delicious brunch cocktail (for those 21+) served in a signature event champagne glass! Race to Brunch 5k - May 8


Photo: Race to Brunch 5k - Caliterra 2019

Find a watering hole to splash around in

Fill up a cooler and grab your pals for a leisurely day enjoying a cool, spring-fed watering hole.

Can you truly experience summer in Texas if you don’t swim in a natural, spring-fed swimming hole? Some of our favorites include Hamilton Pool (make sure to make a reservation online), Pedernales Falls State Park (also need an online reservation), Reimers Ranch on the Pedernales River, and Camp Ben McCulloch on gorgeous Onion Creek.Parks in Dripping Springs

Enjoy al fresco dining

Spring is the perfect time to enjoy some alfresco dining! Whether you’re enjoying a beer at Jester King, or a pint downtown at Acopon, a glass of wine overlooking the Pedernales River Valley at Hawk’s Shadow, or an intimate dining experience at Homespun Kitchen & Bar, here are some great bars and restaurants that offer amazing patios, backyards, and open-air environments in Dripping Springs. Alfresco Dining

Photo: Hawk's Shadow Winery

Shop at the Farmers Market

Taking place every Wednesday from 3-6 pm at Veterans Memorial Park, “The Triangle”, is the award-winning Dripping Springs Farmers Market. Throughout the park, located in downtown Dripping Springs, an array of local farmers, bakers, artisans, and various vendors sell everything from seasonal produce, to coffee, baked goods, and ready-to-eat items! There’s even live music by talented local musicians. Dripping Springs Farmers Market

Three Food trucks lined up in a row.

Hit up a food truck

Post up at Pig Pen Station, a food trailer park offering plenty of picnic tables and must-try eats from trucks like Raza’s Taco Shack or a delicious snow cone from Voodoo Ice. At Acopon Brewing in downtown Dripping Springs, try the delicious wood-fired pizzas with classic toppings. Grab Oklahoma-Style Barbecue (that means spicy pork, y’all), and homemade desserts from the Crimson Creek BBQ food trailer in the Cedar Valley Eats Food Truck. Food Trucks

A bicyclist on a wooden pump track

Head to the great outdoors

Strap on a helmet and hit the mountain bike trails at Reimers Ranch. These trails are a combination of loops serving a range of different skill levels from beginner and intermediate to advanced and expert, as they wind through the hills, valleys, and along the Pedernales River. Reimers Ranch

Clear your head and enjoy a yoga flow outdoors on the deck at Lucky Arrow Retreat. Every Saturday morning, an instructor from Green Bird Fitness leads a class for all levels in a serene Hill Country setting. Yoga at Lucky Arrow

Or hit the hiking trail and take a guided nature hike to the most gorgeous and pristine waterfall and grotto in the Texas Hill Country at Westcave Outdoor Discovery Center. After your guided hike, take the Uplands Trail and check out the pollinator garden, or stop and do some birdwatching at the bird blind. Reservations are a must for the grotto hike. Westcave Preserve


Photo: Pam Leblanc
Couples dancing in front of a band in a barn-style building at night.

Learn to two-step

Grab your dancing shoes and head to the largest dancehall in Hays County. Mercer Dancehall features live country bands every weekend, and the venue offers one-hour dancing lessons so you can brush up on your boot-scootin' skills. Or check out a concert at Nutty Brown Amphitheater where you can two-step the night away beneath one of the starriest skies in Texas! Head downtown to Hudson’s on Mercer where you can find local, national, and even regional acts hitting the stage every weekend – there’s no better place to swing your partner ‘round and ‘round than in Dripping Springs, TX, y’all!

Looking for more live music, fresh air & something tasty to sip on?

Check out one or several of the 35+wineries, breweries, and distilleries in the Dripping Springs area. If craft beer, world-famous Hill Country wine, or Texas bourbon is on your spring bucket list, then Dripping Springs is your destination. Nearly all of the watering holes in the area offer expansive outdoor space and host live music practically every weekend. Sipping in Dripping


Photo: Ghost Note Brewing
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