To-Do List: Your guide to events in Cedar Park and Leander for September-October 2019

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



JoJo Siwa performs
Nickelodeon star JoJo Siwa will perform in Cedar Park as part of  her first North American tour. Siwa is a YouTube personality, singer, dancer, social media influencer, entrepreneur and author. Her first EP, “D.R.E.A.M The Music,” was released in November. 7-10 p.m. $39.50-$69.50. H-E-B Center at Cedar Park, 2100 Avenue of the Stars, Cedar Park. 512-600-5000.

20 through Oct. 5

‘A Party to Murder’
Way Off Broadway Community Players perform the first show of their 23rd season, titled “A Party to Murder.” The story follows six people who play a murder mystery game at an isolated island cottage on Halloween. 8-10:30 p.m. $10-$20. Way Off Broadway Community Players, 11880 Hero Way West, Leander. 512-259-5878.

21 through 23

Cedar Park Book sale
The Friends of the Library Book Sale in Cedar Park will offer books, DVDs and other media in the Cedar Park Public Library’s meeting rooms. This event will raise money for the library. Donations of lightly-used materials are accepted. On Sept. 21, attendees can pay $10 to start shopping at 8 a.m.—an hour early. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. (Sept. 21), 1-4 p.m. (Sept. 22), 9 a.m.-noon (Sept. 23). Free (entrance). Cedar Park Public Library, 550 Discovery Blvd., Cedar Park. 512-401-5600.


Wiffle ball fundraiser
An Eagle Scout project seeks to send baseball equipment to kids in Ghana. Teams and individuals of all ages and skill levels can sign up to participate in a wiffle ball tournament. Basic instruction will be provided on the day of the tournament. Attendees are asked to donate new or gently-used baseball equipment or donate to a GoFundMe before the event. 4-7 p.m. Milburn Park Wiffle Ball Fields, 1901 Sun Chase Blvd., Cedar Park. 512-948-9499.

26 through 28

Student fall play
Vista Ridge High School theater’s fall play is “39 Steps,” a play based loosely on an Alfred Hitchcock film. A civilian in London becomes caught up in stopping an organization of spies—the 39 Steps—from stealing British military secrets. 7 p.m. (Sept. 26-28), 2 p.m. (Sept. 28). $5-$10. Vista Ridge High School, 200 S. Vista Ridge Blvd., Cedar Park. 512-570-1800.

27 through 28

Barbecue cook off
The Leander VFW is hosting its Hill Country Shootout Barbecue Cook-Off. The event invites people to participate in the cook-off or judge the competition, which has a $20,000 payout. Friday features live music from Nike Sterling and The Nomads at 7 p.m. Saturday includes a live auction at 4 p.m. Local vendors and local veteran groups will be present. 5-11 p.m. (Fri.), 9 a.m.-9 p.m. (Sat.). Free. Leander VFW Auxiliary 10427, 8760 RM 2243, Leander. 512-567-1672.


Movie in the Park
The movie “Dumbo” will play in Milburn Park. Attendees can bring blankets, lawn chairs and food for picnics, though glass containers are prohibited. Concessions will not be available. 7:30-9:30 p.m. Free. Milburn Park, 1901 Sun Chase Blvd., Cedar Park. 512-401-5528.


Leander Chamber gala
Leander Chamber of Commerce’s annual gala and awards ceremony will feature a performance, food and awards. The theme is “Fire & Ice.” 7-11 p.m. Costs vary. Vintage Villas, 4209 Eck Lane, Austin. 512-259-1907.


Worth the trip: Wine & Music Festival
Downtown Georgetown Association hosts its 12th annual Wine and Music Festival, where wineries, food trucks and live music fill the square. Noon-8 p.m. $25. Downtown Georgetown Association, 116 W. Eighth St., Ste. 207. 512-868-8675.


04 through 05

Bluegrass festival
The Leander Bluegrass Festival will feature live music, concessions, a kids zone and vendors. Guests can bring coolers, but no glass containers. Leashed pets are also welcome. 6.-10 p.m. each night. Free. Mason Homestead, 1101 S. Bagdad Road, Leander. 512-528-9909.


Concert in the Park
The band Dysfunkshun Junkshun will perform at Milburn Park. Attendees can bring lawn chairs and blankets, and food concessions will be offered. People can bring their own picnics, but glass containers are not allowed. 7-9:30 p.m. Free. Milburn Park, 1901 Sun Chase Blvd., Cedar Park. 512-401-5500.


Barbecue and history day
The Friends of the Nameless School will host its barbecue and Day in Historic Nameless celebration. The event features food, tomahawk throwing, soap making, beekeeping, quilting, a silent auction and more. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Free (children age 3 and under), $7 (children), $15 (adults). Nameless School House, 23436 Nameless Road, Leander. 512-528-8893.


Oktoberfest event
Whitestone Brewery will host an Oktoberfest Closing Ceremony. The event will feature drink specials and a food truck, along with live music by Code Blue, which plays ‘70s and ‘80s rock songs. Noon-midnight. Free. Whitestone Brewery, 601 E. Whitestone Blvd., Ste. 500, Cedar Park. 512-765-4828.


Diamonds & Rubies Gala
Texas Humane Heroes is holding its Diamonds & Rubies 40th Anniversary Gala. Attendees eat, dance and bid on items. Proceeds go to Texas Humane Heroes’ mission, which is to save the lives of dogs and cats in Central Texas. 6-10 p.m. Tickets start at $100. Reunion Ranch, 850 CR 255, Georgetown. 512-260-3602.


Cedar Bark Festival
People are invited to bring their dogs to enjoy a day of vendors and entertainment during the Cedar Bark Festival. Food concessions will be available. Attendees are encouraged to bring donation items for the Williamson County Regional Animal Shelter, such as blankets, large towels, canned cat and dog food, dog treats and dog toys. Proceeds will benefit the Friends of Cedar Bark Park, which improves the park through maintenance and service projects. Noon-2:30 p.m. Free. Cedar Bark Park, 2525 W. New Hope Drive, Cedar Park. 512-401-5500.


Taste of Cedar Park
This annual event invites guests to enjoy an evening of local restaurants, beers and wine while viewing the unveiling of new sculptures in the Cedar Park Sculpture Garden. The event is presented by Cedar Park Regional Medical Center. 6-9 p.m. $45 (early bird), $55 (after Oct. 1). Cedar Park Sculpture Garden, 1435 Main St., Cedar Park. 512-260-7800.



Leander bus tour
Leander Chamber of Commerce will host a bus tour through Leander. The tour will showcase commercial and new residential communities, and will look at what is new and what is planned for the city. 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. $25-$40. Leander Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center, 100 N. Brushy St., Leander. 512-259-1907.


LEEF’s MUDstacle & Family Fun Run
Leander ISD Educational Excellence Foundation will host the 2019 MUDstacle & Family Fun Run presented by Cedar Park Regional Medical Center. Participants will make their way through a muddy obstacle course. 8-11:30 a.m. $20. Vista Ridge High School, 200 S. Vista Ridge Blvd., Cedar Park. 512-570-0027.


Arts and crafts festival
The city of Cedar Park will host an arts and crafts festival, featuring more than 100 artisan vendors. Food concessions will also be available. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. Cedar Park Recreation Center, 1435 Main St., Cedar Park. 512-401-5528.

21-Dec. 7

Girls Lacrosse Clinics
Wildfire Lacrosse is offering a series of free clinics for girls grades 3-8 of all ability levels. Players and coaches from the Cedar Park High School girls varsity team will lead the clinics. Equipment will be available for players to borrow. Participants should register through the organization’s website. 9-10:30 a.m. Free (with $30 U.S. Lacrosse membership). Cedar Park High School Practice Field No. 3, 2411 El Salido Parkway, Cedar Park. 281-748-6200.


Fable Fest
The Cedar Park Public Library Foundation hosts Fable Fest. Attendees enjoy a costume parade and contest, live music and entertainment, games, pony rides, train rides, inflatables, food trucks, and local vendors. Funds raised benefit the Cedar Park Public Library. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. Milburn Park, 1901 Sun Chase Blvd., Cedar Park. 512-401-5630.


550 Discovery Blvd., Cedar Park
24 Find Your Target Customer: A presentation teaches business owners how to reach their target customers. Free (registration required). 6-8 p.m.

1011 S. Bagdad Road, Leander
25 Frog, Scales, and Puppy Dog Tales: Leander Animal Services brings stories and animals to an event that helps children learn about animals and how to care for them. Free. 10:30 a.m.
03 Teen Cooking: Teens ages 12-18 are invited to this weekly event to learn how to make simple dishes they can create for family or friends. Free. 5:30 p.m.


Red Horn Coffee House and Brewing Co.
13010 W. Parmer Lane, Ste. 800, Cedar Park
All shows run from 8-10:30 p.m.
20 Clint Manning
21 Abbye West Pates
27 Parker Bradley
28 The Soulies
04 Kevin Taylor
05 Michael Vincent Fisher
11 Bobby Noble
12 Joseph Neville
18 Indian and the Jones
19 Julie Bouchard

Shooters Billiards & Sports Bar
11416 N. RM 620, Austin
20 Suede, 9 p.m.-midnight
27 Lixbox, 9 p.m.-1 a.m.
04 Audic Empire, 9 p.m.-1 a.m.
11 Peterson Brothers, 9 p.m.-midnight
18 Forrest and the Fire, 9 p.m.-1 a.m.

Shooters Billiards & Sports Bar
601 E. Whitestone Blvd., Cedar Park
All shows run 9 p.m.-1 a.m.
21 Howlin Waters
28 80s DJ Night
05 Rock Hard
12 American Gypsy Band
19 Hit & Run

Whitestone Brewery
601 E. Whitestone Blvd., Bldg. 5, Ste. 500, Cedar Park
21 Off the Grid Polka Band, 5-8 p.m.
28 Raphina Austin Band, 7-10 p.m.
05 Code Blue Austin Texas, 7-10 p.m.
19 Blazin Kane, 7-10 p.m.

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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