Rodeo, live music, summer luau: 12 Cedar Park-Leander events this August, September

Board & Brush is hosting an end-of-summer luau at its Cedar Park location. (Courtesy Board & Brush Cedar Park)
Board & Brush is hosting an end-of-summer luau at its Cedar Park location. (Courtesy Board & Brush Cedar Park)

Board & Brush is hosting an end-of-summer luau at its Cedar Park location. (Courtesy Board & Brush Cedar Park)

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Vocal group Il Divo will bring its "For Once In My Life Tour" to the H-E-B Center. (Courtesy Il Divo)
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Savory Farmers Market vendors sell seafood, meats, wine and more. (Courtesy Savory Farmers Market)
Visit the rodeo, watch "Jaws" on Lake Travis and listen to live music at these 12 local events this August and early September.

AUGUST EVENTS

DATE TO KNOW:
Aug. 12 is the first day of school at Leander ISD.

Aug. 13-14 | Watch the Cedar Park Rodeo

The two-day rodeo event will have professional rodeo events such as bareback riding, saddle bronc riding, bull riding, calf roping, steer wrestling, girls barrel racing, girls breakaway roping, team roping and mutton busting. The event is sanctioned by the Cowboys Pro Rodeo Association. 7:30 p.m. $14-$29. H-E-B Center at Cedar Park, 2100 Avenue of the Stars, Cedar Park. 512-600-5000. www.hebcenter.com

Aug. 14 | Take the Sunset Express

Enjoy a sunset aboard a vintage train car on the Austin Steam Train Association’s Sunset Express. The 44-mile train ride leaves from Cedar Park and travels along the South San Gabriel River. There are no layovers on this 2.5-hour ride. 7-9:30 p.m. $23-$45. Cedar Park Depot, 401 E. Whitestone Blvd., Ste. C-100, Cedar Park. 512-402-3830. www.austinsteamtrain.org

Aug. 14 | Hear Roger Creager perform

Texas country singer Roger Creager will perform at the Haute Spot event venue for the Lightstream Backyard Concert Series. Tickets are available for general admission or the seated VIP section. 6-10 p.m. $20-$39. Haute Spot, 1501 E. New Hope Drive, Cedar Park. https://loveandlightstream.com/hautespot/rogercreager

Aug. 17 | Eat Seattle-based pastries

The owners of Piroshky Piroshky, a Seattle-based bakery, will bring their sweet and savory Russian pastries to Cedar Park at a preorder food event. Orders can be placed online and picked up at Twin Creeks Park from 5-7 p.m. Orders have a $50 minimum and end Aug. 16 at 4 p.m. Twin Creeks Park, 2303 Dervingham Drive, Cedar Park. https://piroshkybakery.com/events

Aug. 18 | Listen to an outdoor storytime

Meet on the Cedar Park Public Library’s front lawn for stories and songs with Miss Jane. Attendees can bring blankets or chairs to designated seat spaces. Registration is not required, and the event is weather permitting. 8:30 a.m. Free. Cedar Park Public Library, 550 Discovery Blvd., Cedar Park. 512-401-5600. www.cedarparktexas.gov/departments/library

Aug. 21 | Watch ‘Jaws’ on the water

Float on Lake Travis and watch "Jaws" at Volente Beach Resort. The movie will begin after sunset. Attendees should bring their own tube to the event. Food and drinks are available for purchase. Limited parking is available for $7. 5 p.m. Admission includes access to the water park, a firework finale and entertainment. $45 and up. Volente Beach Resort & Waterpark, 16107 FM 2769, Leander. 512-258-5110. www.beachsidebillys.com

Aug. 21 | Listen to a Motown music celebration

Vocal group Il Divo will bring its "For Once In My Life Tour" to the H-E-B Center. The show will pay tribute to Motown music with songs such as "I'll Be There," "For Once In My Life," "Say You, Say Me" and more. 7 p.m. $55-$150. H-E-B Center at Cedar Park, 2100 Avenue of the Stars, Cedar Park. 512-600-5000. www.hebcenter.com

Aug. 24 | Swap puzzles and play board games

Enjoy a board game night at the Cedar Park Public Library and check out board games you like. Attendees can also bring gently used puzzles to swap with other attendees. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Free. Cedar Park Public Library, 550 Discovery Blvd., Cedar Park. 512-401-5600. www.cedarparktexas.gov/departments/library

Aug. 27 | Shop at a farmers market

Savory Farmers Market offers rotating vendors with various items such as fresh produce, microgreens, beef, chicken, fish and more. Attendees are encouraged to bring cash for some vendors. 3-7 p.m. Free. Bryson development, 1960 Pleasant Hill Road, Leander. 512-817-3359. www.savoryfarmersmarket.com

Aug. 28 | Listen to live music

Lightstream Backyard Concert Series presents Texas country singer Cory Morrow at the Haute Spot event venue in Cedar Park. Tickets are available for general admission or reserved seats. 7-10 p.m. $20-$45. Haute Spot, 1501 E. New Hope Drive, Cedar Park. https://loveandlightstream.com/hautespot/corymorrow

Aug. 29 | Create a project at a luau

Bring your Hawaiian shirt and grass skirt to Board & Brush Cedar Park’s end-of-summer luau event. Create one of over 600 wooden projects and enjoy beachy music, tropical drinks and more during the instructor-led workshop. Ages 15 and up. 6:30-9:30 p.m. $68 per person. Board and Brush, 2011 Little Elm Trail, Unit 107, Cedar Park. 512-529-1282. https://boardandbrush.com/cedarpark
SEPTEMBER EVENTS

Sept. 3-5 | Visit the circus
The Ben Hur Shrine Circus will have six performances over three days in September. The interactive circus will allow guests into the circus floor one hour before the show begins to meet performers and ride the elephants. Also, a free, public elephant brunch will be held Sept. 3 at noon with elephant-friendly food for the circus elephants. H-E-B Center recommends attendees wear masks at events. 7 p.m. (Sept. 3), 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. (Sept. 4), 1:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. (Sept. 5). $20-$35. H-E-B Center at Cedar Park, 2100 Avenue of the Stars, Cedar Park. 512-600-5000. https://spectacularcircus.com

DATE TO KNOW: Sept. 6 is Labor Day.

Find more or submit Cedar Park-Leander area events at communityimpact.com/event-calendar.
By Taylor Girtman

Reporter, Cedar Park and Leander

Taylor Girtman became the reporter for the Cedar Park-Leander edition in February 2020. She has a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Florida.



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