From a murder mystery wine party to a family-friendly Cinco de Mayo celebration, there's something for everyone in this Hays County spring event list.

Spring Lake Earth Day Festival

The Meadows Center's annual festival returns to the headwaters of the San Marcos River. This family-friendly event will have educational and recreational opportunities for all ages, virtual reality demonstrations, live entertainment plus food and vendor booths.Murder at the Winery

Put on your detective hat and solve a mysterious murder case while enjoying delicious wine and appetizers. Join Wineaux for this cocktail party game that takes place at a winery in Italy. Each attendee will be assigned a character. A complimentary glass of wine is included with each ticket. Space and tickets are limited.Empty Bowl Fundraiser

Buy a bowl, feed 100 people. This annual event raises funds for the Hays County Food Bank. Community members can participate by donating in exchange for a handmade, ceramic bowl from the Inspired Minds Art Center. They can then choose a delicious gourmet soup and bread to-go meal made by local restaurants.
  • April 20, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • $35 donation minimum
  • Inspired Minds Art Center, 121 Main St., Buda
Just for Fun Parade

This 46th annual parade is exactly what it sounds like: a parade for no other purpose than to have fun. Bust out your wildest outfit and get ready to walk, ride, pedal or roll your way toward downtown San Marcos.
  • April 27, 9 a.m. (parade participants meet-up); 10 a.m. (parade start)
  • Free
  • Children’s Park, 205 S. CM Allen Parkway, San Marcos; The Square
  • Facebook: Just for Fun Parade
Tiny Tot Triathlon

Kyle’s littlest competition, the Tiny Tot Triathlon, will be a mini-triathlon for kids between 3-8 years old featuring a route with biking, walking/running and a cool down at the new Gregg-Clarke Park Splash Pad. There will be three heats based on age.Buda Wiener Dog Races

In addition to the races, there will be a food court, craft vendor market, kids’ zone and barbecue cook-off.
  • April 27-28, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • $10 (ages 3 and up)
  • Buda Amphitheater & City Park, 204 San Antonio St., Buda
'Where the Wheels Take Me' Exhibit

This exhibit from photographer Heidi Van Horne includes automotive, portrait and street photography from her local travels locally and abroad for car shows and events.Heritage Home Tour

Dive into San Marcos history at this 47th annual event, Vintage Bungalows on Old Buggy Trails. The self-guided tour will include six of the town's most iconic homes and cabins with two bonus homes in the La Cima subdivisionCinco de Mayo Marketplace

Celebrate Cinco De Mayo at Doc’s Drive In Theatre with music, food, and shopping.There will be live music, food, drinks and hand crafted cocktails from Doc’s Diner and a market filled with unique crafts, jewelry and artwork from local artisans.