No matter how you wish to enjoy the Easter holiday, in Hill Country, you’re sure to find an activity your entire family will enjoy. The region offers a variety of choices for family fun -- ranging from a traditional German Easter celebration circa 1915, to a three-day hot air balloon festival. Here are a few great options for enjoying Easter weekend in Hill Country.
Hill Country Traditions
Residents of Hill Country celebrate the Easter season with a variety of traditional events. Whether you enjoy taking in the region’s breathtaking scenery or hope to observe the holiday by rejoicing in the Easter resurrection story, you’re sure to find a Hill Country tradition to include in your holiday festivities.
A 45-year tradition in the region, the Easter Hill Country Tour
is a yearly Easter weekend bicycling event. The race brings cyclists from across the region to celebrate the beautiful scenery surrounding Kerrville. Additionally, the Easter Pageant
in Junction will celebrate its 60th performance on March 31. The annual event brings local thespians to the hillside beneath the bluff known as Lover’s Leap to reenact the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus in the outdoor theater.
Easter Egg Hunts
Easter egg hunts are always a great option for celebrating the holiday, and Hill Country has a variety of options to choose from. Have some big Texas fun at the Easter Egg-stravaganza
at Retama Park in Selma. The three-day event includes an egg hunt for children ages 14 and under, with special appearances from the Paw Patrol, Spiderman, and Doc McStuffins. As part of a larger three-week festival, the Egg-stravaganza also includes carnival rides, crafts and games, pig races, pony rides, and live music each evening.
Visit the Pioneer Museum in Fredericksburg
on March 31 to hunt for eggs and enter for a chance to win a bike. Or head to Kerrville
for an afternoon egg hunt, along with a variety of other family-friendly activities like live music, games and rides, and a car show.
Unique Family Fun
If you’re looking for a unique way to observe the Easter holiday, consider celebrating on an authentic 1915 farm at the Sauer-Beckmann Living History Farm
in the Lyndon B. Johnson State Park and Historic Site. The annual event includes demonstrations on natural Easter egg dying and making a traditional grass Easter nest.
The annual Balloons Over Horseshoe Bay Resort
is another great Easter weekend event for the family. The resort’s signature event takes place March 30 through April 1 and includes live music, a balloon glow, skydivers, arts and crafts, and wine tasting, and culminates in a delicious Easter brunch on Sunday.