Events in Brownwood

Brownwood is a small Hill Country town steeped in everything Texan. Friendly folks, cowboy hats, and a full events calendar that reflects the town’s Lone Star heritage awaits you at any time of the year. Most of these events in Brownwood feature a variety of live music, delicious food, and an endless number of activities for all ages. Read on to see some of the town’s top events to get the most out of your next trip to this charming Hill Country destination.


Cinco de Mayo Celebration
Head to downtown Brownwood for all the delicious food, eye-catching crafts, dancing, and fun kid’s activities that make up the town’s Cinco de Mayo celebration. Listen to a mariachi band and watch dancers wearing colorful dresses sway to the music, then have an artist paint a caricature of you. All the fun starts in the afternoon and lasts until late in the evening.
Downtown Brownwood
Brownwood, TX 76801


Brown County Rodeo
If you’re looking to immerse yourself in all things Texan, look no further than the Brown County Rodeo. Livestock shows, country music, a parade, and lots of folks wearing cowboy hats and boots can be seen at this can’t-miss annual event in Brownwood. The rodeo is held for three days in early June at the Brown County Fairgrounds.
Highway 377 South
Brownwood, TX 76801

Heartland Hot Rod Run
Fans of everything on two and four wheels will find much to love about all the cars and bikes on display at the annual Heartland Hot Rod Run in Brownwood. See everything from classic cars and trucks to modern motorcycles at this free event located near Riverside Park.
1100 Riverside Park Drive
Brownwood, TX 76801

Brownwood Juneteenth Celebration
A three-on-three basketball tournament, all sorts of tasty food from local restaurants, and more are part of the Juneteenth celebration in Brownwood.
Cecil Holman Park and Bennie Houston Center
Brownwood, TX 76801


You name it and you’ll probably find it at Brownwood’s annual Riverfest. Take part in a raft race on the Pecan Bayou; sample the brisket, chicken, ribs, and beans in the barbecue cook-off; check out the car show; and shop the wares offered by the arts and crafts vendors. There are even bounce houses and other activities for the kids.
320 Riverside Park Drive
Brownwood, TX 76801


Early Pioneer Days
Go for your best time in a 5K race, watch outlaws and bank robbers in mock gunfights, observe a Native American dance group perform, and savor the tasty eats served up in the barbecue competition. Held in the bordering town of Early, this two-day event has plenty to offer travelers of all ages.
Early City Park
Early, TX 76802


Corks & Caps
Savor delicious beers and wines from breweries and vineyards across the country at this annual culinary event in Brownwood. A variety of food trucks serving up palate-pleasing entrees and desserts along with concerts from local bands are part of the event, as well.
600 East Depot Street
Brownwood, TX 76801

Trick or Treat Trail
Dress your youngster up in their best spooky outfit and head on over to the Depot Plaza for a night of trick or treating, games, and fun. Local businesses set up shop in the plaza and hand out candy and other types of goodies and Halloween-themed movies and cartoons will be shown.  
600 East Depot Street
Brownwood, TX 76801


Christmas Under the Stars Festival
Ring in the holiday season with funnel cakes, hot chocolate, and a variety of festive activities for folks of all ages at the Christmas Under the Stars Festival. The event includes a visit from Jolly Old Saint Nick himself, crafts projects for the youngsters, big wheel races, live music, and a Christmas play. It all kicks off in early December with a parade in downtown Brownwood, followed up by two nights of revelry at the Depot Complex and Lehnis Railroad Museum.
600 East Depot Street
Brownwood, TX 76801

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