Events in Buda

Buda is the official “Outdoor Capital of Texas,” and locals make the most of their great setting by holding lots of fun events throughout the year. The famous wiener dog races in April are the marquee event that people across the country attend year after year, but the races are just one of many fantastic family events held in Buda. Its summertime festivals are perennial favorites with locals and tourists alike, and their holiday parties are some of the best in the Hill Country. Have a look at some of the top annual events in Buda so you can plan your next trip to this charming town.


Capital of Texas Police Motorcycle Chute Out
Hosted by several law enforcement agencies in and around the Buda area, the Chute Out is free to the public and features police motorcycle skills competitions, an exhibitor show, stunt riders, music, and door prizes.
15570 South IH 35 Frontage Road
Buda, TX 78610




Buda Country Fair and Wiener Dog Races
Buda is known as the “Wiener Dog Capital of Texas” for a very good reason. The famous wiener dog races are just part of the activities in this April event; live music and entertainment, best-dressed dog contest, cook-offs and bake-offs, and pet parade round out the weekend fun.
204 San Antonio Street
Buda, TX 78610


Movies in the Park
Every Friday night in June, head to Buda City Park for free music at 8 p.m., followed by a kid-friendly movie under the stars.
204 San Antonio Street
Buda, TX 78610


Red, White & Buda
Celebrate Independence Day with a kids’ parade down Main Street, bounce houses and games inside Buda City Park, and an evening of live music and spectacular fireworks.
204 San Antonio Street
Buda, TX 78610


Fire Fest
Since 1958, the Buda Fire Department has hosted this annual fundraiser that has become one of the town’s most popular community events. Festivities include the Main Street Music Meltdown - free concerts at three different downtown locales - as well as a kids’ zone, firefighter challenges, arts and crafts vendors, and more.  
303 Main Street
Buda, TX 78610


Fajita Fiesta
A fairly recent addition to the Buda events calendar, Fajita Fiesta is a day of great food, eating and cooking contests, live music, games, and arts and crafts vendors. Parking, admission, and concerts are all free.
203 Railroad Street
Buda, TX 78610


Boo-da Halloween
Local businesses and the Buda Public Library open their doors for candy, games, and scary stories for the kids on the Saturday before Halloween.
Buda, TX 78610





Held downtown the first full weekend in December, this outdoor holiday shopping bazaar will get you in the Christmas spirit with a parade, live music, carnival, and a visit from Old Saint Nick himself.
Buda, TX 78610

Buda Trail of Lights
Board a shuttle at Cabela’s to Historic Stagecoach Park for a walk through a winter wonderland, complete with Christmas lights, campfires, hot drinks, and holiday entertainment.
880 Main Street
Buda, TX 78610

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