‘Star Wars’ parties, carnivals and more: 5 things to do in Georgetown, May 2-5


Here are five events to attend this weekend in Georgetown. Be sure to check websites or call for updates on the event regarding weather.


  1. Kids interactive concert
    Georgetown Festival of the Arts presents the adventures of Hansel and Gretel in an interactive children’s concert. Snacks and crafts will follow the performance. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Free. Georgetown Public Library, 402 W. Eighth St., Georgetown. 512-930-3551. https://library.georgetown.org/

2. Cooper Carnival
Family and friends are welcome to Cooper Carnival. The event includes food, drinks, games, face painting and an obstacle course, among other activities. $1 per ticket, $25 for 30 tickets. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Free. Pat Cooper Elementary, 1921 N.E. Inner Loop, Georgetown. 512-943-5060. https://www.facebook.com/events/2304302623146119/


3. Walk and wag
Oaks at San Gabriel will open its 7 miles of trails for the public and their dogs to use. The event will include food, prizes and pet services, such as pet portraits, $20 microchipping and nail trimming, among other activities. Free. 9 a.m.-noon. Oaks at San Gabriel Amenity Center, 5310 Hwy. 29, Georgetown. 281-207-3905. www.oaksatsangabriel.com/events

4. ‘May the Fourth Be With You’ party
Attend a “Star Wars” party at Rentsch Brewery to celebrate the May 4 holiday with happy hour pricing. Costumes are encouraged. Noon-10 p.m. Free. Rentsch Brewery, 2500 N.E. Inner Loop, Georgetown. 512-688-5046. https://www.facebook.com/events/403913187001852/


5. ‘Ahead of Time’ screening and Q&A
The Georgetown Public Library hosts a screening of “Ahead of Time: the Extraordinary Journey of Ruth Gruber,” the story of an international foreign correspondent and photojournalist. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with movie executive producer Patti Kenner. 2 p.m. Free. Georgetown Public Library, 402 W. Eighth St., Georgetown. 512-930-3551. https://library.georgetown.org/


Austin Area Train Show (Saturday and Sunday)
For the 46th year, the Austin Area Train Show includes over 16,000 square feet of model railroading with operating model and Lego railroads. There will also be vendors and a self-guided tour, among other activities. Admission includes both days. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (Sat.), 10 a.m.-3 p.m. (Sun.). $7 (children under 12 free). Williamson County Expo Center, 5350 Bill Pickett Trail, Taylor. 512-653-3824. https://austinrailway.org/trainshow.html

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Ali Linan
Ali Linan began covering Georgetown for Community Impact Newspaper in 2018. Her reporting focuses on education and Williamson County. Ali hails from El Paso and graduated from Syracuse University in 2017.
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