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Special Events

With over 50 special events each year ranging from the Annual Brown County Rodeo and Parade to the Brownwood Reunion Celebration, Christmas Under the Stars Festival and Stars of Texas Juried Art Exhibit, we have the culture and entertainment you are looking for.

The Stars of Texas Juried Art Exhibit features artists from around the state with over 300 exceptional quality exhibits on display at the Depot Complex. Demonstrations are conducted throughout the week using a variety of media.

The Brownwood Reunion Celebration covers a large part of the Downtown with tents, booths, stages and 23 city blocks filled with continuous live music, nationally known entertainment and activities for children of all ages. It was the first “virtual reunion” in the world. Each year, approximately 16,000 people attend and 1,500+ “hands-on” volunteers create the Brownwood Reunion Celebration.

Heart of Texas Quilt Show, sponsored by the Brownwood Quilters Guild, showcases beautifully handcrafted quilts as well as a variety of quilting affiliated vendors inside the Brownwood Coliseum.

The Heartland Rod Run fills Riverside Park with over 400 hot rods, vendors, spectators and competitions. The Heartland Cruisers put this incredible car show together for everyone to enjoy free of charge.

Juneteenth Celebration is a celebration of freedom for all cultures to participate in. Children’s activities, live entertainment, food and the annual baseball game are only the beginning of a fun filled weekend.

Brown County Rodeo, Parade and Dance has been an annual event for over 50 years. The Brown County Fair Association has put on the rodeo with lots of excitement, bullriders, barrel racers, steer wrestlers and rodeo clowns. Saturday morning, spectators line the streets to watch as the parade makes its way through downtown Brownwood, and then they fill the Coliseum in the evening to dance the night away!

Howard Payne Homecoming brings alumni home for a weekend full of activities for the whole family.

Trick or Treat Trail provides a safe, fun atmosphere for kiddos to participate in games, a costume contest, a hay maze and lots of fun activities offered by area businesses at no cost to the public.

Early Pioneer Days brings to life the days of the pioneer families that lived in the area. Demonstrations of yarn spinning, goat milking, dutch oven cooking and blacksmithing educate the audience on trades of the past while everyone has the opportunity to participate in games like the egg toss, three legged races and sack races. Wagon rides, campfires and storytelling are also among the many activities to enjoy. Saturday night’s schedule includes a street dance under the stars, and Sunday morning wraps up the weekend with an old time pioneer camp meeting and breakfast.

Santa

Christmas Under the Stars Festival is a delightful way to kick off the holiday season. A few of the things your family can enjoy include arts and crafts vendors, competitions, activities and, of course, SANTA! Enjoy hot chocolate while listening to live music or storytelling, then showcase your hidden talent during Christmas Karaoke. Saturday evening, warm up by the fire after Saturday morning’s brisk run in the Santa’s Sleigh 5K.

Ice Skating Under the Stars brings the thrill of Ice Skating to Central Texas! The synthetic ice has the feel of a real frozen pond and offers lots of excitement.

Brownwood’s Lyric Theatre sponsors several events throughout the year. Children’s shows are produced for kids and performed by adults. The community musical is a high quality theatre event and includes a live orchestra, professional choreography and directing. Professional theatre productions are performed and directed by professional artists including musical and non-musical performances. A Children’s Theatre Camp is also held annually. Each year, the Community Choir sings the great Christmas tradition, Handel’s Messiah. Seats fill quickly as these productions are full of local talent delivering spectacular performances.

Brownwood Community Concert Association hosts a concert series beginning each fall that carries into the late spring. These concerts are held in the Victory Life Auditorium with open seating.

Various Annual Events include dinner theatre productions and several arts and crafts fairs held throughout the year. Many sporting events take place annually that are always exciting to watch, such as the Bluebonnet Relays, Bluebonnet Jr. Golf Championship, many 5K runs, baseball and softball tournaments at every level, fishing tournaments, golf tournaments, motorcycle rallies and, of course, football!

Visit our community calendar for a full listing of activities with their dates and times. www.VisitBrownwood.com

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