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Memorial Day in Dripping Springs

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Memorial Day is often considered the kickoff to summer, easing us into long days and short nights, pool parties, and family barbecues without the excessive heat we can expect later in the season, and if your holiday journey is bringing you to Dripping Springs this Memorial Day Weekend, we at I Love Dripping Springs invite you to check out our holiday hideaways. Offering a comfortable spot to land after long days spent enjoying Texas-sized adventures, each property promises to be an integral part of your vacation experience. And even though you could spend the entire weekend soaking up the sun and savoring luxuries without leaving the boundaries of our escapes, we have also provided this guide to some of the fun you can have during a Dripping Springs Memorial Day and the surrounding towns and cities, because we are helpful like that!

Dripping Springs Fair & Rodeo, May 24-26, Dripping Springs Ranch Park

If you aren’t from the west, a holiday rodeo may be something exotic and unusual, but to us, it is just another day at the ranch, not that we don’t enjoy every moment and look forward to it all year! The Dripping Springs Fair & Rodeo has been a thing for 14 years and every year seems to be better than the one before it, offering all the fun we love and beautiful weather to enjoy it in. Featuring the standard rodeo events, including barrel racing, steer wrestling, and special rodeo performances, it is time to put on your Stetson and cowboy boots and join in on the fun.

Shop the Sales This Dripping Springs Memorial Day

The bargain hunter that lives inside us all loves to shop the sales that hit the stores during the holidays, and our Dripping Springs downtown area will be hopping over Memorial Day Weekend, giving travels the opportunity to shop ‘til they drop. And although Memorial Day is known for their big ticket sales, offering discounts on mattresses, appliances, and electronics, all things that are too big to carry home in your luggage, rest assured that you will be able to find souvenirs or gifts that are discounted for your pleasure. Revel Wilde Mercantile + Home, located at 330 W Mercer Street Suite 4A, usually offers some awesome deals, but there will always be something for sale in all of the stores in Dripping Springs.

Austin Soul Food Festival, May 26, Republic Square in Austin

Every holiday seems to revolve around delicious foods, with Memorial Day mostly centering around barbecue, making the Austin Soul Food Festival the perfect event to add to your calendar. Offering food from 20 different soul food vendors, this delicious festival celebrates barbecue meats and all the comfort foods you grew up on, while also offering the chance to do a little shopping during the six hours it is open; lotions, clothing, and jewelry are just some of the treasures you will find.

Memorial Day Ceremony, New Braunfel’s Veteran’s Memorial, May 27, 8:30 AM

In the midst of all the fun we are having, we can’t ever forget the reason behind this special holiday and the Memorial Day Ceremony in nearby New Braunfel, will ensure that you don’t. Paying homage to those who sacrificed everything in order for us to continue enjoying family barbecues, the meaningful ceremony will make you proud to be an American and even prouder of your family members and friends who have served.

Wet Your Line

The start of summer is also often the start of fishing season in Dripping Springs, and we all know that there is nothing finer than a quiet morning spent creek or lakeside, wetting the line of your fishing pole, and there are plenty of local fishing holes you can enjoy if you agree. Milton Reimer’s Ranch Park is where the white bass are biting, and Pedernales Falls State Park is popular for catfish, perch, bass, and carp. Both parks are also fantastic spots for hiking, picnicking, and viewing wildlife, so why not bring the entire family and enjoy a natural adventure on Memorial Day.

Bring the Celebration Home to I Love Dripping Springs

You could, of course, choose to spend the holiday at home with I Love Dripping Springs, exploring and enjoying the amenities that are key to an excellent vacation experience. Practice your backstroke in crystal-clear pools, soak achy muscles in bubbling hot tubs, or simply sit out on large patios sipping some Texas beer as you watch your family run mild in the great outdoors. A family barbecue is a popular Memorial Day activity, so go ahead and grill up the fish you caught earlier and enjoy an al fresco meal on outside patio tables, watching the sun set over Texas Hill Country as you do. Every moment spent with I Love Dripping Springs is destined to be one worth celebrating; reserve your favorite escape today!