Kerrville's Annual Events and Festivals
This international gathering of songwriters together with over 100 performers draws more than 30,000 fans annually. 2019 marked the 48th year of this family-friendly festival which has grown to 18 continuous days of classes, performances, and many other activities for all ages. This festival is held every year at the Quiet Valley Ranch located 9 miles south of Kerrville on Hwy 16 and runs from the end of May through the first part of June.
An exhibition of some of the finest professional artists and craftspeople from all over the state, the "Texas Masters" show has established its reputation as a high quality, artist-planned and managed exhibition and sale. Located inside the Y.O. Ranch Resort.
This two-day event takes place Memorial Day weekend on the streets of historic Downtown and features artists in a variety of mediums such as sculpture, jewelry, glass, photography, and more.
Celebrate the 4th of July and enjoy food, booths, and family fun activities. Spend the day at Louise Hays Park's very own splash pad, playground, or cool off in the Guadalupe River. Live music kicks off about 5 PM with a free concert headlining Robert Earl Keen at 8 PM. Fireworks display around 9:30 PM.
Since its beginning in 2011, over 6,000 participants have crossed the finish line and collected their medals. With 8 different distance events, a Virtual Tri, and free kids run, there is something for every type of athlete.
The official Texas Arts and Crafts Fair was founded in the Hill Country in 1972 and is now held on the grounds of the Hill Country Arts Foundation in Ingram, Texas, just west of Kerrville. Artists from across the state set up booths and display their original work over the course of the two-day event. Food and drinks are available throughout the Fair.
Kerrville’s Chalk Festival is held at Peterson Plaza in the heart of Kerrville to raise funds for nonprofit organizations. The creation of large, intricate chalk paintings may take hours or days to complete and spectators are a vital part of the progress. So be sure to spend the day and stroll through many times to view these beautiful works in various stages.