If it’s the weekend, and especially in the summer, there’s often live music at the Hunt Store, a long-standing Hunt establishment. If you’re in town between Memorial Day and Labor Day, visit Crider’s Rodeo and Dancehall. Generations of locals and visitors have spent their Saturday nights there. A new addition to the area is on the loop in Ingram and conveniently named Down on the Loop. They have a selection of Texas wines and beer on tap and frequently have live music. If you get hungry while you’re there, Loop Pizza is a great option and you’ll also find food trucks in the area (try QueZeen BBQ at the Ingram Dam). If you feel like heading into Kerrville, Grape Juice has 20 beers on tap and a great wine selection. Pint and Plow is a local favorite brewery, as well as the new-ish Trailhead Beer Garden, located at the end of the Kerrville River Trail. The Arcadia in downtown Kerrville (and just a stone’s throw from Grape Juice) offers live music on a more national level. It’s been recently renovated to its former glory and worth the trip if you are into live music. Visit their websites for hours of operation.
Kerrville Triathlon – September 23, 2023
The Kerrville Triathlon is an exciting event for both athletes and spectators. Known for its challenging course and stunning Hill Country scenery, the race draws participants from all over the country. Triathletes will swim in the clear waters of the Guadalupe River, bike along scenic rural roads, and run through the historic downtown area before crossing the finish line. The event also brings the community together with a post-race party featuring live music, food, and local vendors. kerrvilletri.com
Annular Solar Eclipse – October 14, 2023
In October of this year, something extraordinary will happen in the sky above Ingram. An annular eclipse, also known as a “ring of fire” eclipse, will occur with Ingram directly in the viewing path. During an annular eclipse, the Moon passes in front of the Sun, but because the Moon is slightly farther away from Earth than usual, it won’t fully cover the Sun. Instead, a bright ring of sunlight will still be visible around the Moon’s perimeter, creating a breathtaking display of nature’s power. If you’re in the area on that day, make sure to grab your eclipse glasses and find a good viewing spot, because a rare opportunity to witness something truly magical and awe-inspiring is about to happen. kerrvilletexascvb.com/kerrvilletxeclipse
Kerrville Folk Festival – Summer 2024
Every June, the tranquil town of Kerrville comes to life with the sound of music at the Kerrville Folk Festival. A haven for folk music enthusiasts, the festival has been attracting artists and fans alike for almost half a century.
With over 30 concerts spanning 18 days, there is no shortage of entertainment. Attendees can expect a multitude of genres, ranging from bluegrass to swing, soul to rock-n-roll, and everything in between. The festival also includes workshops and children’s activities, making it the perfect family-friendly event. kerrvillefolkfestival.org