Brenham/Washington County has many fun events and things to do in Texas throughout the year. Here are the annual events that happen every year so you can plan a trip to Brenham.
UPTOWN SWIRL in DOWNTOWN BRENHAM
Experience our unique shops while sipping and sampling wines from around the world. Glasses available online and from participating merchants.
ANNUAL USED BOOK SALE
February 28-March 3
Wednesday 9am-2pm admission is $10 per person. Admission afterward is $1 per person. Thousands of gently used books, including children’s books, are for sale.
TEXAS INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION
Celebrate the 182nd anniversary of Texas independence. Experience life in the Republic with historic re-enactors, musicians, soldiers and craftsmen. Free admission.
HERITAGE SOCIETY SPRING HOME TOUR
Heritage Belles in period costume guide guests through homes of historic and architectural note: 1843 Giddings Wilkin House, 1870 Giddings Stone Mansion and 1898 Ross Carroll Bennett House. Tickets available online or at the Mansion on the day of the event.
OFFICIAL BLUEBONNET FESTIVAL OF TEXAS
Texas Highway’s #7 Most Popular Festival! 400+ vendors, food, live music and family-friendly fun in the heart of bluebonnet country. Free admission.
BURTON COTTON GIN FESTIVAL
Cotton era comes alive! Gin tours, parade, auctions, live music, folklife demonstrations, tractor pull, petting zoo, contests and much more!
CAMP FOR ALL FAMILY DAY & OPEN HOUSE
Camp For All, a camp for children and adults with special needs and challenging illnesses, invites the community for a day of activities, food and entertainment. Free event.
128th Annual BRENHAM MAIFEST
Bring the entire family and enjoy the 128th Brenham Maifest! Experience the authentic tastes and sounds of our German heritage with a colorful parade, spectacular performances, live entertainment, kids’ activities and lots of family fun! Don’t forget the delicious food and drinks! Free admissions to the festival and shuttles to historic downtown shopping.
SUMMER SIP in DOWNTOWN BRENHAM
Enjoy a summer stroll through the unique boutiques of our historic district while sampling great wines from Texas and beyond.
JUNETEENTH HERITAGE CELEBRATION
Discover the rich African American heritage and culture of the Brazos Valley at the Juneteenth Heritage Celebration. This free event features living history reenactors, musicians, artists, exhibits, food and more.
HARVEST GRAPE STOMP at WINDY WINERY
July 7-8, 14-15, 21-22, 28-29; August 4-5, 11-12, 18-19, 25-26
Enjoy grape picking, barrel stomping, “Squeeze Me … Squish Me … Happiness is Purple Feet” T-shirt! Don’t forget to bring your camera. Tastings, food, activities have fees.
SUMMER COWBOY EVENT
Join us after the Chappell Hill Chamber’s “Best Little Small Town” 4th of July parade at 10am. Petting zoo, pony rides, children’s activities and live music. Admission and activities are free.
“HOT NIGHTS, COOL TUNES” CONCERT SERIES
Saturday nights: July 7, 14, 21, 28
Have a cool time around the historic downtown square in Brenham to the sounds of live music. Free admission, parking.
CHAPPELL HILL LAVENDER & WINE FEST
Countryside neighborhood festival with Chappell Hill Lavender Farm
and Windy Winery, featuring tastings, crafts, vendors, music, lavender cuisine, demonstrations and more. Free admission.
WASHINGTON COUNTY FAIR
“Oldest County Fair in Texas.” Shows, Rodeos, Music and Fun! Nashville entertainment, carnival, crafts, food, livestock and poultry auctions, commercial exhibits and attractions.
Enjoy the magical land of scarecrows, 400 vendors, food, live music and family-friendly fun in Downtown Chappell Hill! Don’t miss the special exhibit at the Museum where there will be a pumpkin patch for photos! Free admission.
TEXAS ARTS & MUSIC FESTIVAL
Enjoy a wide range of Texas arts and music simultaneously showcased at various venues throughout the city and Downtown Brenham district.
HERMANN FURNITURE presents CHRISTMAS AT THE MANSION
You’ll tour homes of historic and architectural significance, beautifully decorated for the holidays and hosted by Heritage Belles in period costumes. Hermann’s offers an exclusive afternoon tea at the Mansion while making it come to life in today’s holiday decor.
BRENHAM CHRISTMAS STROLL & LIGHTED PARADE
November 30-December 1
Enjoy live entertainment, kids’ activities and holiday shopping as you stroll along the beautifully lighted downtown streets of Brenham. The lighted parade is sure to put everyone in the holiday spirit. Free admission, parking.