GUIDE: 11 April and May events in and around San Marcos, Buda and Kyle

Find more or submit San Marcos, Buda and Kyle events at communityimpact.com/sbk-calendar. Event organizers can submit local events online to be considered for the print edition. Submitting details for consideration does not guarantee publication.


April 20


SAN MARCOS MUTT STRUT


The 15th annual 1-mile walk along the San Marcos River for people and pets raises money for the San Marcos Regional Animal Shelter and includes costumes and contests. 9 a.m.-1p.m. $20 (one person and one dog). San Marcos Park Plaza, 206 N. CM Allen Parkway. www.muttstrutt.org





April 26-28


MARTIAN ARTS FESTIVAL


Two days of camping and music will also offer attendees food trucks and art. Noon (Fri.)-noon (Sun.). $20 (car camping), $30 (day pass). High Rock Ranch, 1100 High Road, San Marcos. www.facebook.com/pg/martianartsfestival





April 27-28


BUDA WEINER DOG RACES


The Buda Lions Club’s popular event includes hundreds of dogs competing for fi rst place as well as a pet parade, a spelling bee and a craft fair accompanied by music and entertainment. $5 (ages 12 and up), free (under 12). Buck’s Backyard, 1750 S. FM 1626, Buda. 512-295-3158. www.budalions.com





April 27


DASH 4 DONUTS


Benefitting the San Marcos Police Officers Benevolent Fund and scholarship program, the annual run includes events for both children and adults—strollers and dogs are welcome. 6:45 a.m. (packet pickup and registration), 8 a.m. (Donut Dash), 9 a.m. (Kids Dash). $10 (Kids Dash), $15 (students age 18 and under), $25 (adults),team of four receives $2 discount per person. San Marcos Premium Outlets East Lot, 3939 S. I-35, San Marcos. www.athleteguild.com/running/san-marcostx/2019-2019-dash-4-donuts





April 27


RETRO GAMES SHOW


More than 25 vendors will sell both modern and vintage video games for systems ranging from PlayStation to the original Gameboy and more. The event will also include tournaments, an arcade and door prizes. 10 a.m. Free (children under 15), $6 (age 15 and up). Hampton Inn, 151 Bunton Creek Road, Kyle. www.retrogamesshow.com





April 28


U.S. KIDS GOLF FOUNDATION
TOURNAMENT


Children ages 5-14 are invited to advance their skills through competition when one of the organization’s local tournaments comes to the Plum Creek Golf Club. The contest offers both nine-hole and 18-hole rounds for different age groups. Tee times are posted two days before the event. $49 (nine holes), $59 (18 holes). 750 Kohler’s Crossing, Kyle. www.uskidsgolf.com/tournaments/local/fi nd-tournament/501414/plum-creek-golf-club





May 3-5


SAN MARCOS HERITAGE HOMES TOUR


Organized by the Heritage Association of San Marcos, this annual event gives attendees a chance to see architectural masterpieces, vintage bungalows and restored historic manors. This year will include a silent auction, a treasure hunt and local artwork. Noon-5 p.m. (Sat. and Sun.). $20. 114 Norcrest Drive, San Marcos. 512-392-4295. www.heritagesanmarcos.org





May 4-5


GO WHEEL’S UP FESTIVAL


Texas musician Cory Morrow hosts, with Bret Michaels headlining, the annual Go Wheel’s Up Festival, a three-day celebration of music, cars and airplanes accompanied by food and an air show by visiting pilots. 5 p.m. (VIP party Fri.), 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (Sat., Sun.). Ticket prices vary by day and age of attendees, with children under 5 free. San Marcos Regional Airport, 1807 Airport Drive, San Marcos. 833-246-9433. www.gowheelsup.live





May 4-5


FERIA DEL MARIACHI


Texas State University’s Latin Music Department celebrates the 20th anniversary of its annual mariachi
competition with an original stage production, “Soy Mexicano,” a story of two Mexican-American high school students visiting Mexico for the first time. 7:30 p.m. $10 (Texas State students), $15 (children and seniors), $20 (general admission). The Patti Strickel Harrison Theater, 405 Moon St., San Marcos. 612-245-6500. www.feriadelmariachitxst.weebly.com





May 18


TEXAS FIREWALKER’S CRAWFISH COOKOFF


Local Buda institution Willie’s Joint will host a crawfish cookoff to benefit the Texas Firewalkers, a nonprofit organization that assists those displaced by residential fires, affected by the deaths of first responders and impacted by natural disasters. Twelve teams will compete at the event accompanied by live music, a raffle and prizes—children and pets are welcome. 10 a.m.-11 p.m. Free admission. Willie’s Joint, 824 Main St., Buda. 512-677-4839. www.texasfirewalkers.org





May 18-19


FRONT PORCH DAYS


Plum Creek’s two-day neighborhood celebration begins Saturday with a half-marathon and ends Sunday
evening with Family Fishing Day at Lake Kyle. In between check out the carnival with vendors, inflatable games, a petting zoo, a pie-baking contest, pony rides, a washer tournament and more. See the website for schedule and event locations. Free admission. 512-262-1140. www.frontporchdays.com


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