Meet some Texas State University football players or network with local entrepreneurs with this list of upcoming events in Hays County. This list is not comprehensive.

Back to School Bash

First-Lockhart Bank will host this event where families can enjoy games, food, drinks and more. Texas State University football players will be in attendance handing out free school supplies and signing autographs.2024 Firecracker 5K Evening Run

Enjoy an evening 5K and wheelchair 5K around Five Mile Dam with the San Marcos Parks and Recreation department.
  • June 27; 6:30 p.m. (registration and packet pickup), 7:30 (first 5K starts)
  • $25 (through June 21), $30 (June 22-26), $40 (race day registration)
  • Five Mile Dam Park, 4440 S. Old Stage Coach Road, San Marcos
Movies in the Park

Kyle Parks and Recreation continues its 22nd year of this free, family-friendly event. June’s movie showing is “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3,” and July’s is “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle.” Personal food, coolers and pets are allowed, though pets must remain on a leash.San Marcos Art League Award Winners Exhibition

Winners of the art league’s May exhibition will be on display. A reception will be held July 12 from 6-8 p.m.
  • July 1-31; 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
Red, White and Buda

Buda's annual Fourth of July celebration begins with a bike parade in the morning and continues with live music, food vendors and outdoor activities. Country music artist Mark Chestnutt is the headline performer.77th Annual Wimberley VFW Rodeo

Mutton busting, bull riding, steer wrestling, nightly fireworks and more events are to be enjoyed at Wimberley’s annual rodeo.
  • July 5-7; 5:30 p.m. (gates open), 8 p.m. (rodeo begins)
  • Free-$25 (advance and gate tickets available)
  • Chester Franklin Arena, 6441 Jacobs Well Road, Wimberley
Buda Summer Musical

The Chambers Theatre Company in partnership with The City of Buda will present its live, outdoor musical production of "The Little Mermaid." Guests are encouraged to bring a picnic dinner, a blanket and lawn chairs. Snack concessions will be available.OYOUth Summer Music Camp

Local nonprofit Own Your Own Universe will have a weeklong music camp for ages 8-17. Camp is open to all experience levels and concludes with a student concert on Friday evening.2024 Innovation Summit

Connect with and learn from local innovators and entrepreneurs at this event from the Greater San Marcos Partnership. There will be keynote speakers, workshops and networking opportunities.
  • July 11; 11:15 a.m. (registration begins), 11:30 a.m. (conference begins)
  • $65-$500
  • San Marcos Conference Center, 1001 E. McCarty Lane, San Marcos