In the little city of Kerrville, Texas, opportunities for leisure and entertainment are in plentiful supply for a wide range of interests!
For nature lovers, the location alone provides a bounty of exploring and sightseeing adventures along the banks of the Guadalupe River, down the brand new Kerrville River Trail, or throughout the expansive region of the Texas Hill Country. For a more guided approach to the area landscape and wildlife, the Riverside Nature Center provides a range of activities for all ages, as well as educational opportunities to learn more about Kerrville’s native flora and fauna!
Some of the areas notable parks, each with their own unique features, include Louise Hays Park, Kerrville Schreiner Park, Lehman & Monroe Park, and Singing Wind Park.
The culture of the community also lends itself to an appreciation of the arts. Kerrville is home to the Museum of Western Art, an institution dedicated to paintings and sculptures of living artists influenced by the American West. The museum features rotating collections, as well as a library and teaching facilities. The city also hosts the Kerrville Arts & Cultural Center, the Sculpture Prayer Garden, and the antique-filled Schreiner Mansion.
On the musical side of things, Kerrville has a whole handful of venues with regular live music, but the major musical event of the year is the Kerrville Folk Festival! This 18-day festival features more than 100 performers, camping, workshops, craft vendors, children’s activities, and much, much more. Attendees can purchase a variety of different ticket packages for the lengthy festival, so patrons can enjoy different aspects, weekends only, or come and go as they please.
Other local festivals include:
- Kerr County Fair – An annual show and competition event, including chili and BBQ cook-offs, livestock exhibits, music, dancing, a rodeo, and more.
- Easter Fest & Cook Off on the River – An annual Easter celebration, featuring a chili and BBQ cook off, a family Easter egg hunt, and live entertainment.
- Kerrfest – An annual weekend event held each May, Kerrfest features a home brewing contest, a rodeo, a chili cook-off, jackpot team roping, live music, dancing and more.
Kerrville also hosts live theater at Playhouse 2000, and at the nearby Hill Country Arts Foundation in Ingram, TX.
For the more athletically inclined, Kerrville has a paintball park, the Municipal Olympic Pool facility, Hill Country Shooting Sports Center, golf courses, the H.E. Butt Municipal Tennis Center, the athletics facilities of the public school system and Schreiner University, as well as basketball courts, hiking trails, softball fields, volleyball courts, etc. in parks throughout the city and surrounding area. Singing Wind Park even features a skate park!
Of course, Kerrville also has ample shopping, dining, and nightlife opportunities, from boutiques and antique shops to noteworthy jewelers and local artisans. Eateries are available in a range of styles, including Bonzai Sushi & Saki, LaFour’s Seafood Restaurant, Brewdawgz Grille, and dozens of others – from cozy diners to international cuisine.
With great food and drink, plenty of nature and adventure, and a community deeply rooted in the appreciation of art and music, the number of things to do in Kerrville TX will keep you busy!