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Annual Events

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. For more information and a complete list of participating merchants, call the Department of Tourism. 

Downtown Buda Farmer's Market (March-October) 
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. 

April 
Annual Easter Egg Hunt (Saturday before Easter)
Hop to City Park for an egg-citing egg hunt! 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) 
This annual country fair has become an extremely popular spring event, which begins 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 at 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.

June 
Movies in the Park (Every Friday in June) 
Enjoy concerts under the pavilion or 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. Concerts begin at 8:00 pm. 

July 
Red, White n' Buda Independence Day Celebration (July 4th)  
                           
Come celebrate Independence Day in Buda! A morning children’s parade filled with decorative bicycles, wagons, and unique kid’s floats take route on Main Street. Bounce houses and more family fun can be found at City Park. The celebration continues into the night with live music and a spectacular fireworks display. 

August
Fire Fest (Last weekend of August)
Fire Fest is a yearly tribute to the firefighters of Texas. It has many exciting elements such as the ultimate firefighter challenge, a BBQ cook-off, kid’s zone, and nightly live entertainment. For more information, visit the Fire Fest website.

September
Fajita Fiesta
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.

October    
                                                                                                               
Boo-da Halloween (Saturday before 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!   

December 

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.

Buda Trail of Lights 
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.