Events in Gonzales

Hanging out in Gonzales? Make sure to check out our list of the major annual events in Gonzales, a south central Texas town known as the birthplace of the Texas Revolution. Throughout the year, you’ll find everything from car shows and parades to the city’s marquee event, the Come and Take It Celebration. Continue reading for more information on some of Gonzales’ events.

Hot Rod Stand Off Car Show
Check out dozens of unique cars at Gonzales’ Hot Rod Stand Off Car Show in early June. This one-day event features a car show with awards, a parade, and more than 10 hours of live music. Tickets to the car show can be purchased by calling (888) 810-2063.
Confederate Square
Gonzales, TX 78629

First Shot Cook-Off
The First Shot Cook-Off is a three-day food festival held in the third weekend of September that includes cooking contests for chili, grilled cheese sandwiches, and barbecue. Along with the food, there’s an antique tractor exhibit, arts and crafts vendors, a tractor pull, and a 5K run.
2301 County Road 197
Gonzales, TX 78629

Come and Take It Celebration
The first shots fired in the Texas Revolution are commemorated at the Come and Take It Celebration in Gonzales, a family-friendly three-day festival held in early October. A parade, carnival, battle reenactment, car show, and plenty of live music are just part of the celebration, which is located in downtown Gonzales. Admission to the festival is free.
Downtown Gonzales
Gonzales, TX 78629

Annual Winterfest Historic Homes Tour
Gonzales is full of spectacular historic homes, and one of the best ways to see them is by embarking on the Annual Winterfest Historic Homes Tour. The tour takes you from one 19th or early 20th century house to another, offering the ideal way to see what Gonzales looked like more than 100 years ago. These tours are offered for two days in early December.
414 Saint Lawrence Street
Gonzales, TX 78629

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