With its beautiful countryside views, Dripping Springs has been tagged as the Gateway to the Hill Country since it is the first stop for many travelers leaving the city for the countryside. With a past centered in farming and ranching, much of the land remains rich with rolling hills, spring-fed creeks, abundant wildlife, and majestic views.
Some treasures include the Dr. Pound Historical Farmstead, Dripping Springs Ranch Park, Hamilton Pool Preserve, Pedernales Falls State Park, Westcave Preserve, historic downtown Mercer Street, and plenty of libations. We also were the first city in Texas recognized as an International Dark Sky Community. New beginnings abound here as well because Dripping Springs is recognized by the Texas Legislature as the Wedding Capital of Texas . As we like to say “It all starts here!” Dripping Springs (Drippin’ to the locals) has also become known for unique wineries, breweries and distilleries dotting the beautiful Hill Country.
There is also plenty of western culture including equestrian events, trails and rodeos plus a large dose of music venues and festivals showcasing blues to pop to country, with lots of opportunities for dancing!
Annual festivals include Founders Weekend, Dripping Springs Fair & Rodeo, Hill Country Rally for Kids, Dripping with Taste, Pioneer Days, Dripping Springs Songwriters Festival and Christmas on Mercer. We have lots of fun every First Thursday too!
Have some rodeo fun, listen to live music, sip on some of our world famous libations, rock climb at Reimers Ranch, two-step at the Dancehall or, for something calmer, take a hike at Dripping Springs Ranch Park or a swim in Hamilton Pool.