From museum exhibits to Cinco de Mayo and Pride celebrations, Bastrop has plenty to do between May and June.


Reflections: Bastrop County Through the Lens of Bob Parvin

The special exhibition will showcase Bastrop-centered images by award-winning photographer Bob Parvin, with a focus on the evolution of the county over the last 40 years.
  • Through June 29, during business hours
  • Free
  • Bastrop Museum & Visitor Center, 904 Main St., Bastrop
Into the Wild

The family-friendly exhibit will feature works from reptile sculptures to abstract wildlife paintings and more. On May 3 from noon-4 p.m., a representative from the Central Texas Herpetology Society will present live reptiles to accompany the exhibit.
  • May 3, 4-7 p.m.; May 4, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Free
  • Found Fine Art, 912 Water St., Bastrop
Lemonade Day

Nearly 100 lemonade stands run by area children will pop up throughout Bastrop—from neighborhoods to businesses, parks and more. Thirsty visitors can visit the stands and purchase lemonade. It’s all part of Lemonade Day’s goal to teach children the ins and outs of starting, owning and operating their own businesses.Cinco de Mayo 4 Niños

The family-friendly fiesta for children ages 12 and younger will offer themed activities, such as games, crafts, art, storytelling and more.Relay for Life of Southern Bastrop County

Benefiting the American Cancer Society, the community-based fundraising walk also offers an opportunity for cancer survivors and family members to connect. Attendees and participants are encouraged to wear purple and bring noisemakers, pom-poms and more to cheer each other on.Bastrop Pride

Nonprofit Bastrop Pride, which aims to increase the visibility of and decrease prejudice against the LGBTQ community, will kick off its annual celebrations with a drag show May 31, a street fair filled with vendors, music, dancing and more June 1, and a family-friendly festival in the park with live music, vendors, activities and more.
  • May 31-June 2, times vary
  • Free (street fair and Pride in the Park)
  • Vibe Tribe, 1105 Main St., Bastrop (drag show); downtown Bastrop (street fair); Fisherman’s Park, 1200 Willow St., Bastrop (Pride in the Park)
Planting Joy

A handmade, botanical-themed mural composed of numerous 2-by-2-foot fiber squares submitted from around the country will be on display at Railroad Park. The mural will be available for viewing during normal park hours through the end of June.June

Bastrop Gun & Knife Show

Put on by High Caliber Gun Shows, visitors can browse options from classic rifles to modern handguns, knives and more.
  • June 1, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; June 2, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Free (children 12 and younger), $10 (adults)
  • Bastrop Convention & Exhibit Center, 1408 Chestnut St., Bastrop