Events in Brenham

Brenham is a bustling country town with a rich German and Czech heritage and plenty to see and do. Part of its unique brand of Texan charm is the events held in Brenham and in the neighboring towns, such as the Bluebonnet Festival of Texas and the Brenham Maifest. These events offer a fun and exciting way to get to know Brenham, its people, and its history. Read on to learn about many of the annual events in Brenham.  


Brenham Uptown Swirl
Spend an afternoon and evening sipping wines from around the world at the Brenham Uptown Swirl in downtown Brenham. The purchase of a beautiful keepsake wine glass counts as your admission to this event, held on the third Saturday of January.
100 East Main Street
Brenham, TX 77833



Texas Independence Day Celebration
Celebrate the birth of a nation at the Texas Independence Day Celebration in the Washington-on-the-Brazos State Park. This two-day event, held the weekend closest to March 2, features living history presentations, firearm and craft demonstrations, food, and musical entertainment.
23400 Park Road 12
Washington, TX 77880


Bluebonnet Festival of Texas
The Bluebonnet Festival of Texas in Chappell Hill is an annual celebration of the state’s official flower. Delicious country-style food, live entertainment and music, and more than 250 exhibitors showing their wares are on hand at the festival.
9220 Poplar Street
Chappell Hill, TX 77426

Burton Cotton Gin Festival
Travel to Burton for the annual Cotton Gin Festival, an annual celebration of an era when cotton was king. The festival, held at the Texas Cotton Gin Museum, features fun for the whole family. Cotton gin tours, a parade, live music, folk life demonstrations, children’s activities, and more make up this mid-April festival.
307 North Main Street
Burton, TX 77835


Brenham Maifest
Enjoy delicious food, festive music, and a full day of fun at the Maifest, an annual festival honoring Brenham’s rich German heritage. A colorful parade kicks off the three-day event, which includes all-you-can-eat ice cream on Saturday, a German Village, home brew contests, and more.
901 North Park Street
Brenham, TX 77833


Hot Nights Cool Tunes Summer Concert Series
Bring out your lawn chairs to the Brenham’s Courthouse Square to enjoy an evening of great music, tasty food, and refreshing drinks at the Hot Nights Cool Tunes Summer Concert Series. Admission to this event, held in downtown Brenham, is free to the public.
100 East Main Street
Brenham, TX 77833


Texas Brew-Step
Craft beer enthusiasts will find plenty to like about the Texas Brew-Step in Brenham. This event, typically held in mid-October, includes a sampling of craft brews from across the state.
100 East Main Street
Brenham, TX 77833

Scarecrow Festival
The Scarecrow Festival in Chappell Hill is a family friendly event that includes delicious country-style food, music, pony rides, a petting zoo, face painting, and a barrel train for the kids. More than 200 vendors showing their arts and crafts, jewelry, and clothing will be on hand for those wanting to purchase souvenirs.
9920 Poplar Street
Chappell Hill, TX 77426


Fall Festival of Roses
The first weekend of November brings the Fall Festival of Roses hosted by the Antique Rose Emporium. Tours of the gardens and special seminars by expert speakers are a part of the event.
10000 FM 50
Brenham, TX 77833

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