Events & Festivals

Ongoing Events

First Thursday

Join the Buda Downtown Merchants’ Group as they encourage local residents and visitors to wander the unique antique and specialty shops. This is a free event hosted by the Buda Downtown Merchants Group. Find more information and a list of participating merchants and activities HERE. Follow the Buda Downtown Merchants Group on Facebook to stay up-to-date on all First Thursday and Downtown Buda activities.

Downtown Buda Farmer's Market (March-October)

farmers market
With a strong focus on sustainability, the Buda Downtown Farmers Market provides visitors, residents and local businesses with high-quality goods and the freshest, most nutritious and most reasonably priced locally grown produce. You can get more information on the Farmer's Market on their website or by following them on Facebook.


Annual Easter Egg Hunt (Saturday before Easter)

Easter Egg Hunt
Hop to Buda Sportsplex for an egg-citing egg hunt! At this FREE event, kids will make a dash towards the hunting ground to try and collect as many eggs and treats that can be found. Following the egg hunt, there will be more activities and fun for the whole family.

Buda Lions Country Fair & Wiener Dog Races (Last weekend of April)

Buda Wiener Dog Races
This annual country fair has become an extremely popular spring event. The festivities begin with a pet parade, followed by the nationally known Wiener Dog Races. Cheer on your favorite wiener dog while also enjoying the other fun activities that are happening at the fair. Other competitive events can be observed, such as the BBQ cook-off, bake-off, washer tournament, and best dressed dog contest. Arts and crafts vendors and live entertainment can be enjoyed throughout the weekend. For more information visit the Buda Lions Club website.


Movies in the Park (every Friday in June)

Watch family friendly movies under the stars. Seating is on the grass and concrete, so bring your lawn chairs, blankets, and snacks for comfort. Concessions will be available. Admission is free. Movies begin at 9:00 pm. To see what movies are playing check our calendar.


Red, White n' Buda Independence Day Celebration (July 4th)

Come celebrate Independence Day in Buda! Watch or be a part of the morning children’s parade filled with decorative bicycles, wagons, and unique kid’s floats as it takes route on Main Street. Bounce houses and more family fun can be found at City Park immediately following the parade. The celebration continues at night with live music, activities and a spectacular fireworks display. Check our calendar for all the details.


Fajita Fiesta

fajitas cooking
Fajitas, BBQ and more tasty food can be explored at Fajita Fiesta. This is a family friendly event that also includes a jalapeno eating contest, games, a talent show, mariachi groups, and arts and crafts vendors. For more information, visit the Fajita Fiesta website or find them on Facebook.


Boo-da Halloween (Saturday before Halloween)

booda halloween
Local businesses and organizations line up in Downtown Buda to provide a fun and safe opportunity for trick-or-treating. Bring your little ghost or goblin for some candy, treats, and entertainment. The Buda Public Library also provides more fun with spooky stories, crafts, games, and more! Find all the details on our calendar.



Budafest (First Weekend of December)

Held the first full weekend in December, this festival is sure to put you in the holiday spirit, including a Christmas parade, entertainment, carnival, and over 125 artisans selling handcrafted items of every type – jewelry, candles, holiday decorations, salsas, woodcraft’s, pottery, and soaps to name but a few. Children can also visit and take pictures with Santa. Get more information at the Budafest website.

Buda Trail of Lights

buda trail of lights HEB display
Christmas cheer radiates throughout the season! Take a walk through Historic Stagecoach Park to view twinkling lights and illuminated Christmas displays. Guests are shuttled from Cabela’s so that they can enjoy the array of festive scenes at their leisure. Food, fun, and holiday splendor await visitors along with a visit from Santa himself. You can find all Buda Trail of Light information at the City of Buda website.