July 5, 2017

Top 10 Things to Do This Weekend (July 7-9, 2017)


1. Gumbo Friday - July 7th, 11:30am-1:30pm at Lost Pines Toyota, located at 806 Hwy 71 W in Bastrop. Besides delicious Gumbo, there will also be a fire truck for the kiddos, popsicles, root beer floats, and more! RSVP to be entered into a prize drawing. Admission is FREE!

2. First Friday Art Walk - July 7th, 5:30-8:30pm in downtown Bastrop. Art, food, shopping, live music, and more. Admission is FREE! Participating venue's events here and here. Also, don't forget to stop by Pickin' on the Porch from 6-10pm in The Crossing, located at 601 Chestnut Street in Bastrop.

3. McDade Street Dance - July 7th, 7pm-midnight at 136 Bastrop Street in downtown McDade. Live music by Kenny Orts & No Chance. Sausage wraps, beer, soda, and t-shirts for sale. Admission is $5/person.

4. Elgin Rodeo - July 7th-8th, 8-11pm at the Texas Lost Pines Riding Club, located at 186 Hwy 95 S in Elgin. Gates open at 7pm, rodeo starts at 8pm: Broncs, Roping, Doggin, Barrels, and Bulls. Also, mutton busting, calf scramble, and a performance by the Lee County Texas Stars 4H Drill Team. Admission is $10/person (ages 13 & up), $5/person for military & LEO, $5/child (ages 5-12), and free for kids ages 4 and under.

5. McDade Watermelon Festival - July 8th, 7am-6pm at 136 Bastrop Street in downtown McDade. Parade, car show, riding mower rodeo, live music, largest melon contest, Bingo, seed spitting contest, horseshoe & washer pitching contests, arts & crafts, kids activities, melon auction, vendors, food & drinks, and more! Admission is FREE!

6. BYFO SummerFest  **FEATURED EVENT** - July 8th, 10am-6pm at Bastrop Intermediate School, located at 509 Old Austin Hwy in Bastrop. Enjoy carnival games, dunking booth, bounce obstacle course, concessions, raffle, and more! Tickets are only $0.50 each. Proceeds benefit Bastrop Youth Football Organization (BYFO). Also, there will be on-site youth football registration!


7. Read with a Ranger: "The Caterpilar and the Polliwog" - July 8th, 2-3pm at Buescher State Park. Join a Ranger at Lake Buescher for a short story and some tadpole hunting! Free after park entry fees. *For more Buescher State Park events, click here. *For more Bastrop State Park events, click here.

8. Kid's Decorating Class - July 8th, 3-4pm at Johnson's Bakery, located at 715 Old Austin Hwy, Ste. 300 in Bastrop. $15/person. To register, call the bakery at (512) 412-6221.

9. Cotton Bowl Speedway Racing - July 8th, 6:00-11:45pm at Cotton Bowl Speedway, located at 1175 CR 202 in Paige. Gates open at 5pm, races begin at 7pm. Plus, enjoy live music by Blake Torrey! General Admission: $15/Adult, $12/Military, Seniors, & Students, $5/Child ages 6-12, Children 5 & under FREE; Pit Pass Admission: $30/person.

10. Nia Jam - July 9th, 12:00-1:15pm at Studio Espavo, located at 924 Main Street in Bastrop. Join 6 teachers for a "Summer of Love" Nia Class with extra Pizzazz! Potluck Picnic to follow. Dress in your best flower child clothes and bring a tambourine or shakers if you have them. Suggested donation of $20/person.

**For even MORE EVENTS in the Bastrop County area, visit our online calendar here. For our 2017 Vacation Bible School Guide, click here. For the 2017 Summer Camps & Activities Guide, click here. **



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