On Saturday, April 29, the Hill Country Galleria welcomes SpringFest, the biggest time in the smallest town. This annual event is hosted by the Lake Travis Chamber of Commerce and presented by St. David’s Emergency Center 24/7.
Shopping. Food. Live music. Boat expo. KidZone. Craft Brewhaus. WineStomp. Free admission. Yes, it’s everything you’d expect to find at a festival celebrating the Texas Hill Country. And more.
You will be treated to new experiences in 2017. Educate & Engage, an initiative that gives you the opportunity to be inspired by local businesses and organizations. Plus, to make festival life easier on parents there’s an All Day Play pass for the kids. No more waiting in long lines for tickets. Y-E-S.
With so much to see and do at SpringFest this year, we figured you may want some insider tips.
This year, SpringFest offers a unique hands-on approach to educating you about things you care about in your day-to-day activities. From learning how to make pizza dough to applying makeup to safe biking to yoga, Educate and Engage offers lots of fun opportunities for knowledge and inspiration throughout the day.
Partners include Concordia University, Tony C’s, Bicycle Sport Shop, Colin’s Hope, Lake Travis Cavs Lacrosse, Spa810, Hill Country Indoor, local libraries and many more.
Oh, the KidZone! It’s almost as big a as a football field. From 4-year-old to tween, SpringFest has lots of attractions and activities for young LTers.
This year, the KidZone is being run and sponsored by The Church at Lake Travis, as well as other local names you know like Austin Regional Clinic, Baylor Scott & White, campGladiator, The Goddard School, Hill Country Indoor, International School of Texas and The Goddard School. There will be bounce houses, rock walls, joust, reverse bungees, dunk tanks, games and more.
You can save time and avoid the line by purchasing an ALL DAY pass for your kiddos for festival attractions. Passes are $15 now and will be $20 at the event. You can get yours online here.
After a few hours at the KidZone, you’ll probably want to know where you can find a frosty beverage. And SpringFest will have plenty of that. The Craft Brewhaus features local and regional beer from more than a dozen breweries — Infamous Brewing, 4th Tap Brewing Co-Op, Twisted X Brewing, Solid Rock Brewing and more. (Open noon-7pm)
Plus, local vineyards will be there if you prefer gourmet grapes at the WineStomp — Duchman Family Winery, El Gaucho Winery, Fall Creek Vineyard, Spicewood Vineyards, and Solaro Estate.
Lake Travis SpringFest Tips
- Performances by TexArts, Champions Gymnastics, and 620 Dance Centre begin at 11am
- Bands will be playing from 2pm – 7:30pm (Echo’s Edge, Lucas Johnson Band, and Weldon Henson)
- This is a FREE event (admission & parking), but you do need to buy tickets or All Day passes for the KidZone rides
- The KidZone is located between Whole Foods Market and Dick’s Sporting Goods
- WineStomp & Craft BrewHaus are located at the new Central Plaza (21+, tickets can be purchased onsite)
- Many Hill Country Galleria shops & restaurants will be having specials during the event
- Bringing cash is a good idea, because some areas of the event are cash only
A big thanks to everyone who is supporting this annual community event! Want to give a shout-out to a local LTer who deserves some recognition? Let us know in Facebook comments.