Community events in Cedar Park and Leander throughout 2018

Leander Liberty Fest

Leander Liberty Fest

From festivals to Christmas strolls, the Cedar Park and Leander area features a variety of events throughout the year.


February


10 - 2nd Annual Roast & Toast
Proceeds from the roast of Leander Mayor Chris Fielder benefit the Twin Lakes Family YMCA’s Annual Campaign. 7-10 p.m. $150/ticket, $1,000/table for 10. Sheraton Georgetown Hotel & Conference Center, 1101 Woodlawn Ave., Georgetown. 512-615-7438. www.ymcagwc.org








23 - Living Leander Community Expo
The Leander Chamber of Commerce showcases local businesses and organizations at the festival and job fair. 4-8 p.m. Free. Premier Athletic Complex, Toll 183A, Leander. 512-259-1907. www.leandercc.org








14-18 - Cirque du Soleil
Cirque du Soleil's team of acrobats and ice skaters perform the group's 42nd production and first ice show,"Crystal." Various times. Tickets starting at $40. H-E-B Center at Cedar Park, 2100 Avenue of the Stars, Cedar Park. 512-600-5000. www.cirquedusoleil.com/crystal







March


17 - Devine Lake Family Day and Kite Festival
The annual festival includes vendors and awards for kiting events. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Free admission. Devine Lake Park, 1807 Waterfall Drive, Leander. 512-528-9909. www.leandertx.gov








23 - Leander movies in the park
Movies in the Park begins March 23 and continues on Apr. 7 and 20, May 4, June 22, July 27, Aug. 25 and Sept. 7. Times TBD. Free admission. Locations vary between Benbrook Ranch Park, 1100 Halsey Road, Leander; Mason Homestead, 1101 S. Bagdad Road, Leander; and Robin Bledsoe Park, 601 S. Bagdad Road, Leander. 512-528-9909. www.leandertx.gov








25 - Leander Spring Egg-Stravaganza
The annual candy hunt is completed in waves based on age groups. 1-3 p.m. Free. Benbrook Ranch Park, 1100 Halsey Road., Leander. 512-528-9909. www.leandertx.gov








25 - Cedar Park Spring Egg-Stravaganza
Children ages 12 years and younger can hunt for candy and other prizes, take photos with the Easter Bunny, jump on inflatables and get their faces painted. 2 p.m., all ages start at the same time. Elizabeth Milburn Park, 1901 Sun Chase Blvd., Cedar Park. 512-401-5500. www.cedarparktexas.gov








30 - Concerts in the park
The band Suede performs; musicians for the following concerts on June 22 and Oct. 5 are TBD. 7-9:30 p.m. Free. Elizabeth Milburn Park, 1901 Sun Chase Blvd., Cedar Park. 512-401-5500. www.cedarparktexas.gov







April


7 - Heritage Festival and Cedar Park Chamber of Commerce Cedar Fest BBQ Cook-off
The festival features a craft market, live music, petting zoo and carnival games. Participants in the cook-off compete in chicken, beef brisket, pork and pork ribs categories. 1-5 p.m. Free admission, various prices for games, food and cook-off registration. Elizabeth Milburn Park, 1901 Sun Chase Blvd., Cedar Park. 512-401-5500. www.cedarparktexas.gov








13 - Cedar Park spring movies in the park
The spring movie series begins on Apr. 13 and continues on Apr. 27 and May 4. Guests may bring their own blankets, lawn chairs and picnics; glass containers prohibited. 8/8:15 (dusk). Free. Elizabeth Milburn Park, 1901 Sun Chase Blvd., Cedar Park. 512-401-5500.
www.cedarparktexas.gov








20 - Jazz & Art on Main
The event showcases art and craft vendors with paintings, mixed media, glasswork, sculptures and woodworking, along with live music and food. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Free admission. Cedar Park Recreation Center, 1435 Main St., Cedar Park. 512-401-5528. www.cedarparktexas.gov








28 - Mason Days and Leander 40th Anniversary
The festival features acoustic bands, arts and crafts, a hay ride, tractor pull for children and period-specific demonstrations, celebrating Leander's history. 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Free. Mason Homestead, 1101 S. Bagdad St., Leander. 512-528-9909. www.leandertx.gov







May


18-19 - Old Town Street Festival
Food and wine vendors and local artisans are featured at the annual festival, with Texas bands performing live shows and family-friendly activities available for attendees. The country band Little Texas performs as the event's headlining act. 5-9 p.m. May 18, 8 a.m.-9 p.m. May 19. Free admission. Old Town Leander, 100 N. Brushy St., Leander. 512-259-1907. www.oldtownstreetfestival.com 







June


1-23 - Southern Hospitality by Way Off Broadway Community Players
The Leander theater group performs a comedy about a small town in danger of disappearing as businesses close. 8 p.m. on June 1-2, 8-9, 15-16 and 22-23 and June 10 at 3 p.m. $10-20. Way Off Broadway Community Players, 1880 Hero Way West, Leander. 512-259-5878. www.wobcp.org








2 - DIVE-IN Movies
Movies are shown at the pool on June 2, July 14 and Aug. 3. Times TBD. $2 per person. Robin Bledsoe Park Pool, 601 S. Bagdad Road, Leander. 512-528-9909. www.leandertx.gov








16 - Old Town Summer Nights
Old Town Summer Nights in Leander begin June 16 and are held on the third Saturday of the month until October. The event features music, shopping, dining and a car show. 6-9 p.m. Free. Old Town Leander, 100 N. Brushy St., Leander. 512-259-1907. www.oldtownleander.com








16-17 - Greater Austin Comic Con
Movie and television stars, game developers, artists, writers and comic book creators are among the featured speakers at the convention. Entertainment includes cosplay contests, gaming competitions and vendors. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. (Saturday), 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (Sunday). $15-50. H-E-B Center at Cedar Park, 2100 Avenue of the Stars, Cedar Park. 512-600-5000. www.greateraustincomiccon.com







July


4 - Cedar Park Fourth of July Parade & Celebration
Residents are invited to attend or participate in Cedar Park’s Independence Day parade and visit the city’s celebration event featuring games, snacks, carnival rides and live music. 10 a.m. (parade), 5-10 p.m. (celebration event). Free admission. Along Discovery Boulevard from the H-E-B Center at Cedar Park to the Cedar Park Recreation Center (parade) and at Elizabeth Milburn Park, 1901 Sun Chase Blvd., Cedar Park (celebration event). 512-401-5528. www.cedarparktexas.gov








4 - Leander Liberty Fest
Live music, activities for children and food and craft vendors are featured at Leander’s Fourth of July celebration. Fireworks are launched from the Capital Metro Leander Station. 5-10 p.m. Free admission. Old Town Leander, 100 N. Brushy Street, Leander. 512-401-9909. www.leandertx.gov








20 - Mother and Son Dance
Moms and sons dance, participate in activities and enjoy light refreshments. Online registration is required; tickets will not be sold at the door. 6-7:30 p.m. $25 per mother/son couple, $7 per additional son. Cedar Park Recreation Center, 1435 Main St., Cedar Park. 512-401-5528. www.cpparks.net







August


4 - Business Expo and Job Fair
The Cedar Park Chamber of Commerce hosts more than 75 businesses, organizations and restaurants at its annual job fair. The event draws close to 2,000 attendees each year. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free admission. Cedar Park Recreation Center, 1435 Main St., Cedar Park. 512-260-7800.  www.cedarparkchamber.org







September


2 - Splash Jam
The festival marks the end of the summer with a washer tournament, live music, concessions and fireworks. Attendees may also cool off in the park’s pool. 1-8 p.m. (pool hours), 4 p.m. (washer tournament), 6-9 p.m. (festival). Free admission to the festival; regular pool rates apply. Elizabeth Milburn Park, 1901 Sun Chase Blvd., Cedar Park. 512-401-5500. www.cedarparktexas.gov








28-29 Leander Bluegrass Festival
Guests at the 13th annual festival listen to performances by local bluegrass bands and visit vendors. 6-10 p.m. Free admission. Mason Homestead, 1101 S. Bagdad Road, Leander. 512-401-9909. www.leandertx.gov








29 - Leander Best Party Ever
The Leander Chamber of Commerce holds its annual Best Party Ever gala. 7-11 p.m. $85. Sheraton Georgetown Hotel & Conference Center, 1101 Woodlawn Ave., Georgetown. 512-259-1097. www.leandercc.org







October


TBD - Taste of Cedar Park
Guests ages 21 and older can sample local food, wine and beer while listening to live music. 6-9 p.m. $35. Cedar Park Sculpture Garden, 1435 Main St., Cedar Park. 512-260-7800. www.cedarparkchamber.org








13 - Cedar Bark Festival
Dogs and their owners can attend the festival for a dog costume contest, talent show and vendors. Noon-2:30 p.m. Free admission. Veterans Memorial Park, 2525 W. New Hope Drive, Cedar Park. 512-401-5528. www.cedarparktexas.gov








20 - Arts & Crafts Festival
Festivalgoers may begin their holiday shopping with arts and crafts vendors. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free admission. Cedar Park Recreation Center, 1435 Main St., Cedar Park. 512-401-5528.  www.cedarparktexas.gov








27 - Fable Fest
The annual festival benefits the Cedar Park Public Library with a celebration of storytelling. Guests may participate in carnival games and a costume contest. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Free admission; costs for some activities. Elizabeth Milburn Park, 1901 Sun Chase Blvd., Cedar Park. 512-401-5600. www.cedarparkbooks.org/fable-fest







November


10 - Veterans Parade and Ceremony
Cedar Park honors veterans with a patriotic parade and ceremony. 9:30 a.m. (parade), 11 a.m. (ceremony). Free admission. Veterans Memorial Park, 2525 W. New Hope Drive, Cedar Park. 512-401-5500. www.cedarparktexas.gov








19 - Youth Scholarship Benefit Golf Tournament
Attendees play golf, eat lunch, participate in contests and have the chance to win prizes. Proceeds from the tournament benefit scholarships for Cedar Park area youth to participate in recreational, life-enhancement programs. 10 a.m. (practice), 11 a.m. (lunch) and noon (shotgun start). $100 per person, sponsorships available. Twin Creeks Country Club, 3201 Twin Creeks Club Drive, Cedar Park. 512-401-5508. www.cedarparktexas.gov







December


1 - Leander Old Town Christmas Festival and Parade
The event features a parade, ice skating rink, 5K and local school performances. 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Free admission. Old Town Leander, 100 N. Brushy St., Leander. 512-259-1907. www.oldtownleander.com 








7 - Tree Lighting and Santa’s Workshop
Cedar Park’s Heritage Oak is lit for the holidays, and event attendees can take photos with Santa, create arts and crafts projects and take a carriage ride. 6:30-9 p.m. Free admission. Heritage Oak Park, 875 Quest Parkway, Cedar Park. 512-401-5528. www.cedarparktexas.gov








8-9 - Follow the Star
Each year, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church holds a performance of re-enactments of 10 scenes from the life of Jesus Christ, to be viewed by pedestrians or drivers. 6:30-9 p.m. Free. Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 700 W. Whitestone Blvd., Cedar Park. 512-258-6227. www.followthestar.com




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