Bluebonnet Festival


Bluebonnet Festival Events

Thursday April 7

Mighty Thomas Carnival Wrist Band/Family Night-5-10 p.m., Corner of Boundary and League.


Friday April 8

Kiwanis All You Can Eat Pancakes- 6 a.m.-1 p.m., Masonic Lodge, 311 South Main Street.

Highland Lakes Birding and Wildflower Show-2-5 p.m., Herman Brown Free Library.

Arts & Crafts Vendors- 2-6 p.m., Burnet Historic Square and Jackson Street.

Biergarten- 3-8 p.m., Jackson Street, next to the Burnet Community Center.

Burnet Bulletin Pet Parade Sign-up- 4:30-5:15 p.m., In front of the Herman Brown Free Library.

Mighty Thomas Carnival- 5-11 p.m., Corner of Boundary and League.

Bluebonnet Festival Opening Ceremonies- 5:30-5:45 p.m., Highland Lakes CAF Fly Over, Main Stage on Burnet Historic Square.


Bluebonnet Festival brings good times to Burnet

Savanna Gregg/Burnet Bulletin
City of Burnet Mayor Crista Goble Bromley waves to the crowd as she rides around the Burnet Courthouse Square during last year's Bluebonnet Festival Grand Parade. This year's Bluebonnet Festival will take place Friday, April 12 through Sunday, April 14, and the Grand Parade will take place Saturday at 11 a.m. Sign-up for the parade has been extended through this Friday, April 5 at noon; registration forms are available at the Burnet Chamber of Commerce, 101 N. Pierce Street, Burnet, or online at







By Savanna Gregg

Staff Writer

The Highlander

The Bluebonnet Festival has been bringing good times and entertainment to Burnet residents and visitors for 36 years around the Burnet Courthouse square and throughout other areas of town. This year, the Bluebonnet Festival will take place Friday, April 12 through Sunday, April 14.

Bluebonnet Festival weekend will be packed with food, crafts, live music, and the Mighty Thomas Carnival, the primary source of squeals and giggles from kids of all ages.

“There is so much excitement going in to this year's Bluebonnet Festival,” said Burnet Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Kim Winkler. “With bluebonnets in abundance and our concert headliners generating so much buzz, it's easy to understand why.”


Rubber ducks ready to race

It’s time again for the Literacy Highland Lakes Rubber Ducky Race, the group’s annual fundraising event.

This year’s race will be held on Saturday, April 13, immediately following the Blue Bonnet Parade on the Square.

The ducks will be racing at Hamilton Creek at approximately 12:30 p.m. Bring the whole family out to watch the ducks cross the finish line.

Individual tickets are $5. For $20, a 5-ticket “Quack Pack” can be purchased. Sponsorships are noted on Literacy Highland Lakes website and in a thank you ad in local newspapers.

Through the community’s generosity with sponsorships and ticket purchases, the volunteers at LHL provide free classes in high school equivalency and free citizenship preparation.

As the demand rises, there is a growing need for computers, study materials, calculators and other basic supplies, and the Rubber Ducky Race is key to providing the tools needed for continued success.


Bluebonnet Festival will bloom soon in Burnet

This year’s State of the Community was a huge success.  If you didn’t make it, save the date on your calendar for next year.  It’s typically on a Wednesday in early March. Watch the Chamber website ( and/or the City website ( for details.

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