Cedar Park, Leander and Liberty Hill residents can attend a variety of events from mid-May through mid-June, including spring celebrations, a Father's Day train ride and a Juneteenth Block Party.

Cedar Park Mental Health Expo

Hosted by Angela Williams, Williamson County Justice of the Peace judge, the second annual Cedar Park Health Expo centers organizations specializing in mental health. This come-and-go event will feature vendors with informational material, giveaways and a DJ in a fun environment designed to address mental health concerns. Activities include a demonstration by Veterans Jiu-Jitsu, a YMCA Zumba presentation and a drumming event by Soulshine Rhythm Experience. Multiple doctors and therapists will be in attendance as well as Williamson County Sheriff Mike Gleason. Williams said juvenile offenders are encouraged to volunteer at the event to earn community service in lieu of truancy fines.'90s Spring Bash

The event, which is open to all ages, will feature Zoodust, a ‘90s cover band that plays songs from artists such as Green Day, Barenaked Ladies, Third Eye Blind, Britney Spears, Backstreet Boys and Spice Girls.
  • May 17, 7-10 p.m.
  • Free (admission)
  • The Fieldhouse at the Crossover, 1717 Scottsdale Drive, Ste. 160, Leander
  • www.thefieldhousetexas.com
Hill Country Water Gardens 25th Spring Celebration

The local business is celebrating spring and its 25th anniversary with seminars, live music, artisan vendors, informational booths, and food and drinks. Seminars will cover a variety of environmental and gardening topics, including saving the monarchs, effective watering and composting. Live bands The Mighty Pelicans and The Steel Belts will perform from noon-8 p.m.Leander Pride Party

Presented by Leander Pride, Haute Spot and Austin Subaru, the event will feature a happy hour, a DJ and a band highlighting musical hits from the '80s to the 2000s. A warm-up party begins at 6 p.m., followed by live music at 7 p.m. and an after party from 11 p.m.-midnight. The event is restricted to guests age 18 and older. All proceeds will be donated to the Leander Pride Organization.
  • May 18, 6 p.m.-midnight
  • $15 (advance purchase), $18 (at the door)
  • Haute Spot, 1501 E. New Hope Drive, Cedar Park
  • www.leanderpride.com
12th Annual Heroes Appreciation BBQ

Hosted by Heroes Night Out, this event aims to bring together veterans, active-duty service members, first responders and their families ahead of Memorial Day. The event will offer the chance to connect with local business and nonprofit vendors. Family-friendly activities include a barbecue lunch, zip-lining, inflatable games, a bounce house, paddle boards and live music.
  • May 25, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
  • Free (admission), registration required
  • Reunion Ranch, 850 CR 255, Georgetown
  • www.heroesnightout.org
BrisketU BBQ Class

The Backyard Pitmasters aim to teach meat lovers how to operate a pit and smoke brisket. Attendees will learn about how to choose the right cut of meat, trimming techniques, rubs and prep, wood selection, smoke profiles, how to start and manage a pit chamber fire, timing, and proper slicing techniques. Following the slicing training, students will enjoy a barbecue dish prepared in class while sipping on a beer.
  • May 26, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • $139 (first participant), $129 (additional participant)
  • Hell or High Water Brewing, 931 Loop 332, Liberty Hill
  • www.hellorhighwaterbrewing.com
Old Town Street Festival

Presented by Al Clawson Disposal Inc., the event brings local and national artisans selling handcrafted merchandise to Leander’s Old Town District. Activities include the Old Town 5K, a children’s fun zone, food vendors, beer and wine tastings, and live music throughout the day, including from headliner The Cory Morrow Band.
  • June 1, 10:30 a.m.-10 p.m.
  • Free (admission), $35 (The Cory Morrow Band VIP seating)
  • Old Town Leander, 100 N. Brushy St., Leander
  • www.oldtownstreetfestival.com
82K Challenge

As part of the Kidney Cancer Association’s efforts to fund research, bodybuilder and kidney cancer survivor Annamaria Scaccia will host a cycling and strength training session where participants will engage in 82 minutes of physical activity to recognize the 82,000 people who are diagnosed with kidney cancer each year as well as survivors.Touch-a-truck/Thank a First Responder

To celebrate National Thank a First Responder Day, the Cedar Park police and fire departments as well as Williamson County Emergency Management Services have partnered with Aces 2020, LLC to host an event designed to foster a better understanding between first responders and the neurodivergent community. Attendees will be able to explore public service, emergency and first responder vehicles. Additional activities include face painting and balloon animals. The nonprofit Autism Society of Texas will provide first responders with noise-canceling headphones, fidget spinners and sensory bags. From 9-10 a.m. Touch-a-Truck will be horn free with minimal noise for individuals with sensory issues.
  • June 8, 10 a.m.-noon
  • Free (admission)
  • Veteran’s Memorial Park, 2525 W. New Hope Drive, Cedar Park
  • www.cedarparkchamber.org
Howling at the Moon Spectacular

Supporting the mission of L4 Cares—a nonprofit organization that helps to meet the needs of the least, the last, the lost and the lonely in the community—this event includes an evening of dueling pianos, unlimited barbecue, a full bar and a live auction.
  • June 8, 6-10 p.m.
  • $50 per person (online), $75 per person (at the door)
  • Reunion Ranch, 850 CR 255, Georgetown
  • www.l4cares.org
Liberty Hill Water Tower Kickstart

Occurring on select Thursdays throughout the summer, the event series features live music and kid-centric activities. Attendees can purchase food and beverages from on-site vendors, visit dining options on Main Street or bring their own food.Cedar Park Library reptile show

Michael Foux of Austin Reptile Shows will introduce children ages 5-12 to a variety of reptiles. Seating is limited and is provided on a first-come, first-served basis. Attending children must be accompanied by an adult. The 45-minute reptile show will repeat 15 minutes after the first show ends.Juneteenth Block Party

In collaboration with the Leander Public Arts and Culture Commission, the city of Leander will commemorate Juneteenth. The event will include a performance by Soulful Soundz Party Band, food trucks, craft vendors, bounce houses, and a swimming pool and splash pad.
  • June 15, 5-9 p.m.
  • Free
  • Robin Bledsoe Park, 601 S. Bagdad Road, Leander
  • www.leandertx.gov
Pastries with Pop

The Austin Steam Train Association is celebrating Father’s Day with a 44-mile ride on the Bertram Flyer. Passengers will experience what it’s like to ride a vintage train while enjoying pastries from a local bakery.
  • June 15, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
  • $30-$45 (per child), $40-$60 (per adult)
  • Cedar Park Depot, 401 E. Whitestone Blvd., Cedar Park
  • www.austinsteamtrain.org
Shreya Ghoshal concert

The award-winning Indian singer will perform her "All Hearts Tour" presented by India Fine Arts.
  • June 15, 7 p.m.
  • $88-$353
  • H-E-B Center at Cedar Park, 2100 Ave. of the Stars, Cedar Park
  • www.hebcenter.com