Entertainment/Things to Do
You are invited to the heart of the beautiful Texas Hill Country the 3rd weekend of October to come and enjoy 3 exciting days of phenomenal singer/songwriter showcases. The 45 featured Songwriters come from all over the United States. We’re offering people the up-close and personal chance to see, hear, and get to know some very talented performers who have a deep love of the art of songwriting. Put plainly, the Dripping Springs Songwriters Festival is all about finely-crafted SONGS, and the talented folks who have written them.
The Festival takes place on 6 stages at 6 venues; Barber Shop Bar, Acopon Brewing Co., Mazama Coffee Co, Hudson’s on Mercer, The Sidecar Tasting Room and Milton's Lodging, all within easy walking distance of each other in the quaint Historic District of downtown Dripping Springs. You won't want to miss a single note!
A 501(c)3 non-profit charitable organization, the mission of the Dripping Springs Visitors Bureau is to promote tourism, provide residents with community information and to support the Dripping Springs Chamber of Commerce and the City of Dripping Springs in their missions.
For visitors and residents, the Dripping Springs Visitors Bureau provides informative maps, brochures and literature that guide you toward getting the most out of your visit to Dripping Springs, Texas. Our website www.DestinationDrippingSprings.com provides a calendar of events, lodging and food locations, event and wedding venues, park information and the wineries, breweries and distilleries in the Dripping Springs and Driftwood areas.
The Dripping Springs Visitors Bureau and the Chamber of Commerce are working together to ensure that our visitors feel at home as they visit and that there is a favorable climate for all types of business enterprises within Dripping Springs, the “Gateway to the Hill Country” and the "Wedding Capital of Texas."
Hudson's On Mercer Street is a state of the art 4000 sq ft music venue, bar, music lesson space and recording studio in the historic district of exciting Dripping Springs, TX. Live music nightly featuring Local, Regional and National acts, Songwriter Showcases, Party Bands... And More! Serving Beer, Wine and snacks. Indoor/outdoor seating!
Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park tells the story of our 36th President beginning with his ancestors until his final resting place on his beloved LBJ Ranch. This entire "circle of life" gives the visitor a unique perspective into one of America's most noteworthy citizens by providing the most complete picture of any American president.
Originally located on Mercer Street in the historic district of Dripping Springs, the dance hall moved to their forever home at 23490 Ranch Road 12 in the summer of 2018 and has continued to be an intergral part of the community and looks forward to bringing live music, dancing and cold beer to the Texas hillcountry for years to come.
The Science Mill is a family destination offering a fun, interactive learning environment for all ages. Through cutting-edge technology-based exhibits, games, and programs, the Science Mill expands students' understanding and appreciation of science in their everyday lives. By igniting their curiosity and inspiring them to pursue post-secondary education, the Science Mill experience starts students on the path to a life-long career in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).
Sky Cinemas Dripping Springs is a locally owned and operated cinema from the company that brought Violet Crown to Austin. Sky Cinemas will be the first of its type, combining the best attributes of Violet Crown – including Violet Crown’s hospitality oriented customer service and operating strategies that enhance the cinema experience, such as distinctive programming, reserved seating for all seats and all shows, print at home ticketing, self-serve soft drinks with free refills, a lounge atmosphere in the lobby, and intimate auditoriums free from the disruption of in-theater wait service - with the most successful features of modern suburban cinemas, including luxury reclining seats in all auditoriums, a wide selection of local and regional craft beer on tap, draft wine, and restaurant quality food such as hamburgers made with locally sourced beef, hand cut fries, scratch made pizzas, and an assortment of vegetarian options that can be ordered at the concession stand and picked up within a few minutes, similar to a fast casual restaurant.
Sky Cinemas Dripping Springs will have 14 auditoriums, allowing us the flexibility to play a wide variety of films, including all or most of the mainstream Hollywood films, as well as a number of popular art films, similar to the films we show at Violet Crown Austin. Sky Cinemas Dripping Springs will also feature an outdoor beer garden. Oh, and did we mention that every seat is a luxury recliner?
Just 30 minutes from Austin, Westcave Cellars Winery is nestled in the oaks along scenic Hamilton Pool Road. Whether you travel to Fredericksburg or tour the local wineries around Dripping Springs, Driftwood, and Round Mountain, we invite you to visit Westcave Cellars.