10 things to do in the Lake Travis-Westlake area in April, May

Hill Country Galleria will host its annual spring art walk event April 16. (Courtesy Giant Noise Public Relations)
Hill Country Galleria will host its annual spring art walk event April 16. (Courtesy Giant Noise Public Relations)

Hill Country Galleria will host its annual spring art walk event April 16. (Courtesy Giant Noise Public Relations)

From outdoor art walks to live music, the Lake Travis-Westlake area is bustling with community events this spring. Here is a list of things to do from April to early May.

April 10

Live on the Lawn

The Hill Country Galleria Vista Brewing pop-up location will continue its Live on the Lawn concert series in April. Guests can see a live outdoor performance by singer David McD on the galleria’s Central Plaza lawn. Snacks, beer, wine, cider and nonalcoholic beverages will be available for purchase from Vista Brewing, which is located next to the plaza. Guests can bring their own chairs or blankets, and masks are required when not seated. 4-6 p.m. Free. Hill Country Galleria, 12700 Hill Country Blvd., Bee Cave. 512-766-5685. www.facebook.com/vistabrewing/events/

April 12

Free fitness class

Coach Willam Wagner, a black belt and certified fitness trainer, will host a free taekwondo fitness in Lakeway. Wagner will help participants set realistic goals, build muscle, burn fat, improve coordination and more through taekwondo techniques. 6-7 p.m. Free. Lakeway Activity Center, 105 Cross Creek. 512-261-1010. www.lakeway-tx.gov/classes

April 12-May 2

Enchanted Forest Walk

The Lakeway Parks and Recreation Department will invite the community to attend the first annual Enchanted Forest Walk, located on the trail behind City Hall. The trail will be lined with tiny fairies and gnomes under a canopy of trees and twinkling lights. Dogs are not allowed, and free parking will be available at the Lakeway Activity Center. Those interested in creating a whimsical scene on the trail can email [email protected]. Dawn to dusk. Free. Lakeway City Hall Trail, 1102 Lohman’s Crossing, Lakeway. 512-314-7500. www.lakeway-tx.gov/1816/Enchanted-Forest-Walk

April 16

Spring Art Walk

Hill Country Galleria is hosting the annual Spring Art Walk this April. Guests can enjoy a self-guided tour of the galleria’s art galleries, outdoor murals and sculptures. Those in attendance will also have the opportunity to participate in a communal art mosaic project. Guides, complimentary swag bags and beer and wine samples can be picked up at the Central Plaza while supplies last. The event will also feature live music through the ongoing “live on the lawn” music series with the brewery Vista Brewing. 4-8 p.m. Free. Hill Country Galleria, 12700 Hill Country Blvd., Bee Cave. 512-263-0001. www.facebook.com/events/156552699656960

April 17

Live performance by Robert Wagner

Iron Wolf Ranch & Distillery will host a live, outdoor performance by musician Robert Wagner from the Austin-based band Suede on April 17 and the third Saturday of every month. Iron Wolf Ranch & Distillery also offers a playground for children, Craigo’s Pizza and games at its Hill Country site. 2-5 p.m. Free. Iron Wolf Ranch & Distillery, 101 CR 409, Spicewood. 512-970-3203. www.ironwolfranch.com

April 18

Pedernales Farmers Market

The Pedernales Farmers Market is a food- and produce-focused outdoor market with a variety of sustainable organic vendors. The market is hosted year-round every Sunday, weather permitting, on the Apis Restaurants and Apiary property. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Apis Restaurant and Apiary, 23526 Hwy. 71, Spicewood. 609-647-5067. www.facebook.com/pedernalesfarmersmarket/

April 19

Annual Westlake golf classic

The Westlake Chamber of Commerce will host its 19th annual Westlake golf tournament, sponsored by Whorton Insurance Services. The fundraising event provides resources for chamber programs, professional development, workshops and community outreach programs while offering the community experience at a premier golf course. Interested participants can email [email protected] to register for the waitlist. Noon-7 p.m. $175, (single player) $600 (four-person team) Lost Creek Country Club, 2612 Lost Creek Blvd., Austin. 512-327-3088. www.westlakechamber.com

April 22

Lakeway Earth Day

The city of Lakeway will invite residents to participate in a volunteer opportunity in honor of Earth Day. To help keep Lakeway beautiful, volunteers will pick up trash and small debris along local roadways and throughout city parks. Volunteers will meet at Lakeway City Hall, where they can find trash bags, trash pickers, safety vests and maps. Other activities will be planned to celebrate Earth Day. Interested parties can email [email protected]. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Lakeway City Hall, 1102 Lohmans Crossing Road, Lakeway. 512-314-7500. www.lakeway-tx.gov

April 23-May 21

Kids cooking class

Children ages 5-7 are invited to attend a cooking class hosted on Fridays at the Lakeway Activity Center. Cooking with Collete not only encourages healthy eating habits and palette development, but also includes math, chemistry, science, history and more. All recipes are gluten free, soy free and suitable for those with dairy and nightshade intolerance. 1:30-2:30 p.m. $150. Lakeway Activity Center, 105 Cross Creek. 512-261-1010. www.lakeway-tx.gov/classes

April 24

Eanes Education Foundation gala

The Eanes Education Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting Eanes ISD, will host its annual gala. The 2021 “Illuminate” gala will be held outdoors at the Omni Barton Creek Resort pavilion and will include both in-person and virtual attendance opportunities. Testing for COVID-19 will be provided and required for those attending in person, and the gala will follow Travis County’s protocols at the time of the event. $500 (single in-person ticket), free (virtual). 6 p.m. Omni Barton Creek Resort and Spa, 8212 Barton Club Drive, Austin. 512-732-9065. www.eaneseducationfoundation.org

By Amy Rae Dadamo
Amy Rae Dadamo is the reporter for Lake Travis-Westlake, where her work focuses on city government and education. Originally from New Jersey, Amy Rae relocated to Austin after graduating from Ramapo College of New Jersey in May 2019.