The weekend is almost here and it’s a long one. Yep, it’s Memorial Day weekend friends, and we’re giving you an extra day to make your plans. Lake Travis area golf courses are lush, lakes are full, and public pools are open for business. There’s no shortage of outdoor activities to choose from.
Before we dive into the long weekend, let’s take a quick look back at the week.
On Wednesday, Cathy shared the inside scoop on Lake Travis area wine tours. From Dripping Springs to Spicewood, we’ve got 7 local wineries and vineyards that are perfect for summertime day-tripping excursions.
And rainbows were kind of a big deal this week.
Did you see them?
We had normal rainbows in Lakeway and twin rainbows reaching across the Bee Cave sky. A couple of Lake Travis residents were lucky enough to catch ’em and nice enough to share. Scroll down for pics.
In honor of Memorial Day …
You are invited to pay tribute to the brave men and women who died serving our country at a Memorial Day Ceremony at Emmaus Church on Friday at 11am. This event is sponsored by the Lake Travis Standing Military Committee and the Lohmann’s Ford Chapter of the NSDAR. The LPD Color Guard and the Lakeway Sing Along Choir will also be participating. The guest speaker will be U.S. Navy Ret. Rear Admiral Judson “Jud” Scott.
This Memorial Day weekend in Bee Cave and Lakeway, Operation CARE (Combined Accident Reduction Effort) will be in effect which means Travis County deputies and Department of Public Safety troopers may simply issue you a bookmarker with public safety information on it instead of a citation (if you’re lucky). The goal of this nationwide program is to reduce accidents and save lives.
Have a fun and safe long weekend, Lake Travis friends!
Friday, May 26
Lago Vista Farmers Market at the Lago Vista Village Shopping Center (2:30pm-6:30pm)
Hoppy Hour at Infamous Brewing Company (4pm-9pm)
Jumpstart at Steiner Ranch Steakhouse (7pm)
Karaoke with Raden Hughes at LT Corner Pub (9pm- 1am)
Woody Russell at Table 620 H-E-B Lakeway (6pm)
Friday Night Live Music Lineup at Poodie’s Roadhouse in Spicewood — Ben Johnson (6pm), Paul Renna (8pm), The Texas KGB (10:30pm), Chris Berardo & The DesBerardos (12:30am)
The Clutch Kings at Angel’s Icehouse in Spicewood (7:30pm-10:30pm)
Jon Austin Band at Rumi’s in Jonestown (9pm)
Hot Texas Swing Band at Mercer Street Dancehall (8:30pm)
Live Music at The Rusty Mule (7:30pm-10:30pm)
Saturday, May 27
Tour & Tasting at Infamous Brewing Company (1pm-9pm)
Saturday Night Concert Series at Hill Country Galleria with Sour Bridges (7pm-9pm)
Sophisticates at Steiner Ranch Steakhouse (7pm)
Christopher Allan Band at Angel’s Icehouse in Spicewood (7pm-10pm)
Van Wilkes with Heavy Waters at Rumi’s Tavern in Jonetown (8pm)
Saturday Night Live Music Lineup at Poodie’s Roadhouse in Spicewood — Gene Douglas (6pm), The Powell Brothers (8:30pm), Mike & The Moonpies (10:30pm)
Monte Good at Mercer Street Dancehall (8:30pm)
Live Music at The Rusty Mule (7:30pm-10:30pm)
Sunday, May 28
Local Hero Sunday at High 5 — Free hour of bowling and other discounts for military and veterans (with ID), police, fire & rescue (after 6pm)
Lone Star Farmers Market in the Shops at the Galleria (10am-2pm)
New Horizons Orchestra at Lakeway Activity Center (4pm-5pm)
Graham Webber at Table 620 H-E-B Lakeway (11am)
Tour & Tasting at Infamous Brewing Company (noon-6pm)
Shawn Mathews at Angel’s Icehouse (noon-4pm)
Tasting Room open at Spicewood Vineyards (noon-5pm)
The Brew at The Oasis (7pm)
Sunday Live Music Lineup Poodie’s Roadhouse in Spicewood — Tessy Lou & The Shotgun Stars (4pm) and Beat Root Revival (7:30pm)
Memorial Day, May 29 — No School!
Lake Travis Community Library is closed
Memorial Day Jam at Poodies Roadhouse with WC Jameson, George Ensle, Tony Ramy (4pm)
Memorial Day Sidewalk Sale at Hill Country Galleria (10am-9pm)
Get out of town
You can have some fun while celebrating our troops in Fredericksburg this weekend. There’s a USO Style Memorial Day Hangar Dance with swing dance lessons and music by Lone Star Swing Orchestra at the Hangar Hotel on Saturday. Doors open at 6:30pm, a portion of proceeds to benefit USO Ft. Hood
Or, you can head over to the National Museum of the Pacific War for a special WWII Pacific Combat Program that brings history to life with equipment used during WWII and battle re-enactment set on an island in the Pacific (Saturday). On Memorial Day, the museum will host a special ceremony at 11am with keynote speaker Iwo Jima survivor T. Fred Harvey.
Artist Margaret Osburn’s paintings are on display now through June 20 at Lakeway City Hall Art Gallery, 1102 Lohmans Crossing. The free exhibit may be viewed during regular office hours of 8am to 5pm Monday through Friday at Lakeway City Hall, 1102 Lohmans Crossing.
Preschool Story Time at Lake Travis Community Library every Monday (10:30am)
Traditional Irish Music Sessions at LT Corner Pub every Tuesday (7pm-9:30pm)
Save the date
Thursday, June 1 — Last day of school for LTISD with early release at 11:45am
Thursday, June 1 — Last day of school for DSISD
Friday, June 2 — Last day of school for LISD schools with early release at 11:45am
Friday, June 9 — Dive-In Movies are back at the Lakeway Swim Center and they’re kicking off the summer season with Disney’s Moana ($3 per person, 8:30pm)
Saturday, June 10 — Camp Fresh, a skin workshop at Fresh Dermatology for girls entering 6th-8th grade. $30 includes a boxed lunch and a full sized cleanser.
Sunday, June 11 — Kiyoshi Tamagawa, Associate Dean for the Sarofim School of Fine Arts at Southwestern University will perform and explain classical piano selections at Lakeway Activity Center (4pm)
Friday, June 23 — Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa is hosting legendary musical performances during their fifth annual Barton Creek LIVE summer music series. Line-up includes Diamond Rio, Tracy Lawrence, Cody Canada & The Departed, Johnny Lee, Bruce Robinson & Kelly Willis.
Photo courtesy of Mina Ehrie
Photo courtesy of Diane Whooley