Events in Llano

Llano is a beautiful town in the Texas Hill Country with the majestic Llano River running through it. Plan your vacation around one of the many events in Llano for one-of-a-kind experiences that will immerse you in the art, heritage, and nature of the Hill Country.

In the spring, celebrate amazing music by watching the annual fiddle contest at Llano Fiddle Fest; enjoy delicious crawfish, golf, and more at the Llano Crawfish Open; tour Llano artists’ studios at @LAST Llano Art Studio Tour; and connect with nature at the Llano Earth Art Festival.

Throughout the year, the Llano John L. Kuykendall Event Center & Arena hosts several rodeo and equestrian events, and Badu Park is also a popular location for events that overlook the Llano River. The fall is the beginning of hunting season in Texas, and there are several events in Llano during that time including Llano Heritage Weekend that features the Western Trappings on the Llano art show. During the winter, you’ll find lots of holiday festivities at Badu Park. Be sure to check out the Llano calendar of events when planning your trip for specific details. Below is a list of annual events in Llano.


Llano Earth Art Festival (LEAF)
The Llano Earth Art Festival (LEAF for short) celebrates nature with a variety of creative works. The festival revolves around the Llano River and features the World Rockstacking Championship, fire dancing, live music, workshops, and fun for the entire family.
Ford Street and East Haynie Street
Llano, TX 78643

@LAST Llano Art Studio Tour
Head to Llano the final Saturday in March each year for a tour of Llano artists’ studios at @LAST Llano Art Studio Tour. Grab your tour map at the Llano Visitor Center or Llano Fine Arts Guild & Gallery and enjoy a day of observing Llano artists at work in art demonstrations followed by the “After Party” with the artists at the Llano Fine Arts Guild.
503 Bessemer Avenue
Llano, TX 78643


Llano Fiddle Fest
The Llano Fiddle Fest, the first weekend in April, has become legendary across Texas with its open fiddle contest that attracts both players and fiddle music lovers from near and far. This fiddle contest has been one of the most-anticipated events in Llano since 1976 and is a great opportunity to listen to some of the best fiddle players of all ages on one stage.
Llano, TX 78643

Llano Crawfish Open
On the third weekend each April (Friday and Saturday), the Llano Crawfish Open brings a lot of fun and excitement into this Hill Country town. The event includes a charity golf tournament, arts and crafts, activities for children, team roping, a 5K walk/run, motorcycle fun run, live music, and all the crawfish, barbecue, jambalaya, potatoes, and corn you can eat.
Llano, TX 78643


Llano Open Pro Rodeo & Parade
Cheer on the cowboys at the annual Llano Open Pro Rodeo & Parade held in the first weekend of June. Competitions like bull riding, bronc bustin', barrel racing, team roping, and mutton bustin' go along with a downtown parade on Saturday morning followed by a barbecue lunch.
2200 Ranch Road 152
Llano, TX 78643


Llano Rock'n RiverFest
Spend a day on the Llano River the Saturday before the Fourth of July for personal watercraft races, a barbecue cook-off, a washer-pitching tournament, a pet parade, horseshoe pitching, a bounce house, face painting, and more at the Llano Rock'n RiverFest. Pack your picnic blankets and return to Badu Park on the Fourth of July for a grand fireworks show on the river.
300 Legion Drive
Llano, TX 78643


Llano Heritage Weekend
Celebrate Texas and Western heritage at the Llano Heritage Weekend, which includes all activities of the Llano Wild West Weekend, the Llano River Chuck Wagon Cook-Off, and the Western Trappings On The Llano juried art exhibition and sale. Savor an authentic chuck wagon meal, watch live reenactments, enjoy live music, view and buy some of the best Western art in the world, watch the action-packed Llano Wild West PRCA Rodeo, and attend Cowboy Church and breakfast at one of the largest events in Llano.
Llano, TX 78643


Llano Hunter Appreciation
Llano is nicknamed the “Deer Capital of Texas” for good reason and the annual Llano Hunter Appreciation, the first Friday in November, is a day to celebrate the beginning of hunting season in Texas. Stop by the Llano Chamber of Commerce offices for free welcome bags, prizes, hunting guides, food, drinks, and raffles.
100 Train Station Drive
Llano, TX 78643

November & December

Starry Starry Nights in Badu Park
Roast marshmallows by the fire, sip hot cocoa, decorate cookies, and meet Santa Claus while you stroll along the Llano River and through the lighted displays at Llano’s Starry Starry Nights in Badu Park. The event occurs nightly from Thanksgiving through December 31, and a schedule of Santa’s appearances is available on online.
300 Legion Drive
Llano, TX 78643


Snow Day in Badu Park
Texas may not be the “snowiest” state, but that doesn’t stop Llano from hosting Snow Day in Badu Park on the bank of the Llano River the second Saturday each December. Play in a winter wonderland of snow, meet Santa Claus, and revel in all the cheer of the holiday season.
300 Legion Drive
Llano, TX 78643


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