Major Events & Festivals

Fredericksburg is home to more than 400 festivals and special events each year. Yes, that’s more than one festival or special event per day, so there is certainly always something fun going on!

You’ll want to plan ahead for major events & festivals - like Oktoberfest, which is the largest festival in Fredericksburg, taking place the first weekend of October each year. The three day festival of Fredericksburg’s German roots includes multiple stages of oompah music and all the German eats and drinks you could imagine. 

The Fredericksburg Food & Wine Fest is another can’t miss - with more than 50 Texas wineries and dozens of Texas food producers coming together in downtown Fredericksburg for a tasty day.

Summer favorites include the Hill Country Film Festival, Stonewall Peach JAMboree and Rodeo, Fourth of July Parade and Fireworks, Gillespie County Fair, Summer Horse Racing, Grape Stomps at local wineries and so much more.

During the holiday season, things stay festive with the Light the Night Christmas Parade down Main Street, shopping events and more.