​​​​​​Check out these events happening in the Hays County area in February and March.


Dam Chili Cook Off

This 17th annual chili cook-off benefitting the San Marcos Youth Service Bureau will have chili and live music.
  • Feb. 17, gates open at 9 a.m.
  • $5 admission
  • Martindale Water Tower, 204 Main St., Martindale
  • Facebook: Dam Chili Cookoff
Buda Black History Month Celebration

This year’s event theme is "African Americans and the Arts." There will be food vendors, arts and crafts, music and dance performances, and guest speakers.'Witness for the Prosecution'

Broke Thespians Theatre Company presents its production of Agatha Christie's courtroom drama.Healing Hearts Exhibition

View artwork by individuals with lived experiences related to substance use or addiction who are in recovery.
  • Throughout February, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. (Wed.-Fri., Sun.), 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (Sat.)
  • Free (admission)
  • San Marcos Art Center, 117 N. Guadalupe St., San Marcos
  • www.artleaguesmtx.org

Middleton Brewing 5k Beer Run

The race follows a paved loop road through the rural neighborhood around Middleton Brewery. After the race, participants can receive a souvenir pint glass and enjoy up to four 8-ounce tastings of Middleton beer.Buda Volunteer Fair

Learn more about and sign up to volunteer with local nonprofit organizations.
  • March 2, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Free (admission)
  • City of Buda Municipal Complex, 405 Loop St., Buda
  • www.budatx.gov
Spring Movie

Kick off Spring Break with San Marcos Parks and Recreation at Movies in Your Park. Check out the Parks and Recreation Facebook page for the movie announcement.Art Squared Market

The San Marcos Art League will host the first Art Squared Market of the year with art, crafts and live music.
  • March 9, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Free (admission)
  • Hays County Historic Courthouse, 111 E. San Antonio St., San Marcos
  • www.artsquaredmarket.com
Pancake Day

Support the Kiwanis Club of San Marcos and enjoy a pancake breakfast.
  • March 9, 7:30 a.m.-noon
  • Free, donations accepted
  • First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 129 W. Hutchison St.
  • www.sanmarcoskiwanis.org
San Marcos Spring Break Camp

Children ages 5-11 years old are invited to join San Marcos Parks and Recreation during their spring break to play games, make crafts and go on short field trips in San Marcos.
  • March 11-15, 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
  • $150 (residents), $175 (nonresidents), scholarships available for those who qualify
  • Dunbar Recreation Center, 801 Martin Luther King Drive, San Marcos
  • www.sanmarcostx.gov/3878/parks-recreation