To-Do List: Your guide to activities in Cedar Park and Leander May-June 2019

'Blithe Spirit' is performed by Way Off Broadway Community Players.

'Blithe Spirit' is performed by Way Off Broadway Community Players.

Here is your guide to activities in Cedar Park and Leander at the end of May and beginning of June. Live music and library events can be found at the end of the list as well.


May 25
Leander pool opens

The swimming pool at Robin Bledsoe Park opens Memorial Day weekend. The pool is open Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day, Sept. 2.

11 a.m.-7 p.m. Mon.-Sat.; 1-7 p.m. Sun. $2 per person. Robin Bledsoe Park, 601 S. Bagdad Road, Leander. 512-528-9909.

May 26
Leukemia and Lymphoma Society event

Whitestone Brewery is donating a portion of sales to support the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. The event includes music by members of local band the Dirty River Boys, a silent auction, a raffle and brewery tours.

Noon-9 p.m. Free. Whitestone Brewery, 601 E. Whitestone Blvd., Ste. 500, Cedar Park. 512-765-4828.

May 27

The city of Cedar Park’s event is a day of swimming, live music, food concessions and face painting.

Noon-6 p.m. Regular pool fees apply. Veterans Memorial Pool, 2525 W. New Hope Dr., Cedar Park. 512-401-5000.

May 29-June 19
Dog Park trivia night

Doghouse Drinkery & Dog Park is hosting Wednesday trivia nights. Attendees are invited to bring their dogs. The events feature three rounds of trivia, including topics for adults only. Beer and wine are available.

7:30-9 p.m. Free to play. Doghouse Drinkery & Dog Park, 3800 CR 175, Leander. 512-630-5699. houseDrinkeryDogPark 

May 31-June 1
Leander ISD graduations

On May 31, students will graduate from Glenn High School (8 a.m.) and Cedar Park High School (noon).

On June 1, students will graduate from Vandegrift High School (8 a.m.), Leander High School (noon), Rouse High School (4 p.m.) and Vista Ridge High School (8 p.m.). Free to attend. Parking $5 (cars); $30 (busses). H-E-B Center at Cedar Park, 2100 Avenue of the Stars, Cedar Park. 512-570-0000.

May 31-June 22
‘Blithe Spirit’ play

Way Off Broadway Community Players presents the final show of its 22nd season. The ghost comedy “Blithe Spirit” tells the story of novelist Charles Condomine, a remarried man haunted by the ghost of his late first wife. When Condomine’s current wife is accidentally killed, he then finds both former wives haunting him.

8-10:30 p.m. $10-$20. Way Off Broadway Community Players, 11880 Hero Way West, Leander. 512-259-5878.


June 1
Mason Days celebration

The city of Leander hosts the second annual Mason Days celebration. Attendees enjoy pioneer demonstrations such as blacksmithing, rope-making, rug-hooking, candle-making, woodworking, beekeeping and more. The event features food and activities for all ages.

10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Mason Homestead (next to Leander Public Library), 1101 S. Bagdad Rd., Leander. 512-528-9909. 

June 1, 3
Cedar Park pools open

Cedar Park locals can enjoy days by the pool. Veterans Memorial Pool and Elizabeth Milburn Pool open June 1. Buttercup Pool opens June 3.

Check city website for hours. Cost varies. Veterans Memorial Pool is located at 2525 New Hope Drive, Cedar Park. Milburn Pool is located at 1901 Sun Chase Blvd., Cedar Park. Buttercup Pool is located at 411 Twin Oaks Trail, Cedar Park. 512-401-5500.

June 3
Summer Reading Program kick-off

A Scholastic Book Fair marks the start of the Cedar Park Public Library’s Summer Reading Program. The event includes costumed characters and a Touch-A-Truck event with city of Cedar Park public safety and public works vehicles.

9 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. Cedar Park Public Library, 550 Discovery Blvd., Cedar Park. 512-401-5600.

June 3-6
Taste of Adventure

The Kids Kitchen is hosting a hands-on cooking camp. Participants will explore foods from Italy, Asia, France and Colombia. Each day will focus on several recipes from one part of the world.

10 a.m.-1 p.m. $230. Kitchen House, 1514 Dandridge Drive, Cedar Park. 512-799-8301.

June 5
Basket making

Leander Women’s Network is hosting a basket-making workshop with Dani Sue Creations. The event does not have long-term commitments or requirements.

4-7 p.m. $45 (members); $50 (nonmembers). Leander Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center, 100 N. Brushy St., Leander. 512-259-1907.

June 7
KIDZ BOP World Tour

The KIDZ BOP kids are making a stop in Cedar Park, where they will perform an interactive show appropriate for the whole family.

7-10 p.m. $35-$95. H-E-B Center at Cedar Park, 2100 Avenue of the Stars, Cedar Park. 512-600-5000. 

June 8
Worth the trip: Taste of North Austin

Restaurants from The Domain and North Austin participate in the 12th annual Taste of North Austin. The festival features food, beverages, live music and children’s entertainment.

11 a.m.-4 p.m. $20 (per wristband), $35 (VIP wristband). The Domain, 11410 Century Oaks Terrace, Austin. 512-873-8099.

June 12
LISD State of the District

Leander ISD Educational Excellence Foundation is partnering with chambers of commerce in Cedar Park, Leander and West Austin for the State of the District event. Superintendent Dan Troxell talks about the district.

11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. $15-$25. Glenn High School, 1320 Collaborative Way, Leander. 512-570-0027.

June 13-16
Worth the trip: Republic of Texas Rally

The Republic of Texas Rally is the largest motorcycle bike rally of paid attendees in the United States. The rally features events through the weekend and the annual Austin bike parade.

Various times. $30-$89. Travis County Expo Center, 7311 Decker Lane, Austin. 512-906-9954.

June 15
Leander Art Festival

Leander’s first art festival features an art competition with cash prizes, music, a chalk walk, live music and food and art vendors.

11 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. Robin Bledsoe Park, 601 S. Bagdad Road, Leander. 512-528-9909.

June 15-16
Greater Austin Comic Con

The celebration of pop culture features vendors, gaming competitions, cosplay contests, a superhero-themed car show and kid-friendly entertainment.

10 a.m.-5 p.m. $50 (two-day admission); $35 (Saturday only); $30 (Sunday only). H-E-B Center at Cedar Park, 2100 Avenue of the Stars, Cedar Park. 512-600-5000.

June 16
Legislature deadline

The last day of the session at the Texas Capitol is May 27. June 16 is the deadline for Governor Greg Abbott to sign or veto bills that have passed during the regular session.

Texas Capitol, 1100 Congress Ave., Austin.


Cedar Park Public Library
550 Discovery Blvd., Cedar Park

June 1 | “Let’s Talk” is an event where people can practice English conversational skills. 3 p.m. Free.
June 15 | The Teen Anime Club and “Just Dance” Tournament event includes a dance battle for ages 12-18. The winner receives a $25 gift card. Free. 2 p.m.

Leander Public Library
1011 S. Bagdad Road, Leander

June 3-Aug. 2 | The library’s summer reading club features story times, book clubs, coding clubs, movies, crafts, special performers and ukulele jams. Free.


Red Horn Coffee House and Brewing Co.
13010 W. Parmer Lane, Ste. 800, Cedar Park
All shows run from 8-10:30 p.m.
24 Sheridan Reed
25 Cameron Elise
31 Luke Kirschke
01 Bill Mullarky
07 Kenny McCardle
08 Jeremy Fowler
14 Angelina Rose
15 Indian and the Jones

Shooters Billiards & Sports Bar 1431
601 E. Whitestone Blvd., Cedar Park
All shows run from 9 p.m.-1 a.m.
25 Howlin Waters
01 Rock Hard
08 American Gypsy Band

Shooters Billiards & Sports Bar 620
11416 N. RM 620, Austin
24 Lixbox, 9 p.m.-1 a.m.
31 American Gypsy Band, 9 p.m.-1 a.m.
07 Girls Nite Out, 9 p.m.-1 a.m.
14 Peterson Brothers, 9 p.m.-midnight

Whitestone Brewery
601 E. Whitestone Blvd., Bldg. 5, Ste. 500, Cedar Park
Show runs from 7-10 p.m.
08 Double R Nothin’

By Marisa Charpentier

Reporter, Cedar Park | Leander

Marisa Charpentier joined Community Impact in September 2018. After working as an intern, she became a reporter for the Cedar Park | Leander edition in October 2018. Charpentier graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with degrees in journalism and Plan II Honors.


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