Summering in Round Top: Things to Do, Events to Look Forward To
Some choose to summer in the Vineyard, while others adore Colorado. But don't dismiss Round Top.
The greater Round Top region is much more than just somewhere to visit during the famed antiques shows. This uncommon slice of Texas countryside has things going on — and attractions to hit — all year long. Summertime is no exception and whether it’s art, music or good food, you’ll find it in the Round Top area.
Some choose to summer in the Vineyard, while others adore Colorado. But don’t dismiss Round Top. Here’s a calendar of cool things to do that you won’t want to miss. And, be sure to check out Roundtop.com’s new events calendar as new events are added regularly.
Consider this a guide to summering in Round Top — with a sneak peek towards early fall, too.
Meet the Artist Tours. On Saturdays, stroll the streets of Round Top on a 3.5-hour guided tour showcasing artists and artisans. Enjoy Royer’s pie and an iced tea, sweet or unsweet. It happens 9:30 am to 1 pm every Saturday. Yes, every Saturday. Tickets are $65.
Monday Night Hamburger Social. The Round Top Rifle Association hosts a dinner of burgers, chicken sandwiches, hotdogs, and chili dogs, the first four Mondays of each month, from 5:30 to 8 pm. Cash only, no credit cards. At Round Top Rifle Hall, 710 FM 1457.
50th Round Top Music Festival. Six weeks of symphonic events celebrating Festival Hill’s 50th anniversary, including the Round Top Music Festival Young Artists in Residence, concerts and master classes. Six guest conductors perform. Rehearsals are free and open to the public.
Summer Art Camps. Whatever your child’s interest — photography, writing, woodworking, ceramics, musical theater, bookbinding, collage, gardening — Arts for Rural Texas (ARTS) offers an art camp or workshop for it. For first to 12th graders in Fayetteville, La Grange, Schulenburg, and Weimer.
Giddings Sesquicentennial Celebration. Grimes Street Music Fest with Texas Unlimited Band at Courthouse Square; Sesquicentennial Celebration with vendors and programs at Courthouse Square; VFD’s Firemen’s Feast at Firemen’s Park; Fury on the Fourth Bull Riding at Lee County Sheriff’s Posse Arena; fireworks at dark at Firemen’s Park.
171st Consecutive 4th of July Parade in Round Top. The longest-running parade west of the Mississippi River, with floats, antique cars and a good ol’ Americana parade, not to mention a slew of patriotic locals and visitors in head-to-toe red, white, and blue.
For even more Fourth of July weekend events, check out RoundTop.com’s full guide to the holiday weekend.
Fayetteville City-Wide Garage Sale. The annual sale draws folks from around the countryside. Opens at 7:30 am and it’s over by noon.
“William Anzalone: New Work.” Red & White Gallery hosts a solo exhibition for landscape master William Anzalone, whose work depicts Round Top and the surrounding areas. Opening reception is September 11 at 4 pm. 102 W. Main Street, Fayetteville.
Solar-Wilson Village Traditional African Opening Ceremony.
This will be the big reveal of the new African-inspired event center and unique lodging option in Ledbetter. Expect music all day long, dancing, food, art and Afrocentric fashion on the Village grounds near Ledbetter. It all starts at 1 pm.
Round Top Fall Antiques Show The fall event everyone waits all year for. It’s never too early to get this on your radar. Hundreds of dealers and thousands of buyers descend upon the little 24-mile stretch of Texas State Highway 237.