Come Celebrate in Gonzales

There’s plenty to do year-round in Gonzales, Texas. Whether you’re looking for a night on the town or some fun for the whole family—you’ll find something perfect in our list of events.

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Texas Independence Week

Commemorating the events leading up to the Battle of the Alamo and Texas’ fight for freedom.Toast to Texas @ Texas Heroes Square.Story of Our Heroes: The Immortal 32 @ The Gonzales Memorial Museum.

March

Texas Independence Relay

A 200-mile relay race that begins in the Historic District of Gonzales and finishes in Houston, with runners from all over the Lone Star State and surrounding regions.

April

Texas Junior High Rodeo Association State Finals

Students compete for awards and scholarships, as well as the coveted honor of representing the State of Texas at the National Junior High School Finals Rodeo held each June.

May

Gonzales Main Street Concert Series

Live music and family fun on the Historic Independence Square

June

Star Spangled Spectacular

On the 4th of July, Gonzales celebrates Independence Day with the largest fireworks show in South Central Texas, hosted by Gonzales Main Street.

July

First Shot Cook-Off

Designated Championship BBQ and chili cook-off, color run, tractor pull and more.

September

Come & Take It Celebration

Gonzales' premier annual event for nearly 70 years featuring live music, parade, carnival, reenactments & more celebrating the first shot fired for Texas independence at the Battle of Gonzales, hosted by the Come & Take It Committee and the Gonzales Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Center

October

Rusted Gingham Barn Sale

Annual shopping event for antiques, upcycled, repurposed, handmade items, live music, food & fun in one BIG barn!

November

Winterfest

Historic Homes Tour, Lighted Christmas Parade, Jingle Mingle, Santa’s Market, Christmas Tree Lighting & more, hosted by Gonzales Main Street and community partners.

December

Stars in the Village

Authentic pioneer-era Christmas celebration for the entire family, complete with visits with Santa, 1800's arts & crafts experiences, campfire stories, dutch oven popcorn & more.

December

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J.B. Wells Park, Arena, and Expo
Featuring 15,000 sq ft of event rental space with a large prep kitchen perfect for your next professional or personal event. Facility rentals are available weekdays and weekends. For availability and booking info, contact Amanda Garza at 830-672-6558.

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