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Plan Your Adults’ Night Out This Weekend

Are you looking for a fun, adults’ night out? We have the perfect combo for you! Check out Way Off Broadway Community Players as they put on Venus in Fur at your favorite local distillery, Leanderthal Distilling.

This 21-and-up-only performance is running for the next two weekends! Get your tickets and find out more.

More Great Adults’ Night Out IDeas

Find more great bars, breweries and distilleries in the Leander Dining Guide. You can dine and celebrate with wings and daiquiris at the Thirsty Chicken or enjoy live music while you eat before you go out at Sharks Burger (get all the info here).

Head out after you meal and enjoy live music this Friday and Saturday night at Maggie Mae’s Leander. Get more info here.

Next Weekends Adventure

Can’t make it out this weekend? Don’t worry, Way Off Broadway will be at Leanderthal Distilling next weekend, starting August 5, or you can check out the Comedy Showcase at Smooth Village. (Get all the info here.)

Christmas in July

Texas is heating up, so we are celebrating Christmas in July with an early bird discount on Specialty Vendor fees for the Old Town Christmas Festival! Now through August 15, specialty vendor booths start at $150 for a 10×10 booth!

If you’ve been to one of the Old Town Festivals, then you know just how popular they are! This December, we are bringing the magic of Christmas to the Old Town Square once again. 

Vendor Applications

Find the correct vendor application from the list below. Be sure to read the vendor forms before you apply. This is a juried festival. The committee meets around the beginning of each month the evaluate applications, so apply before August 1st to be in the first round. 

NEW this year…Old Town Street Festival is looking to bring in new vendors. We will only be bringing back 50% of our previous vendors, so this is the perfect year to apply for the first time! Be sure to include your best picture(s) and item descriptions in your application!

Vendor Forms


Specialty Vendor:

Food & Beverage:

Beer & Wine:


This is the perfect festival to sponsor! The Old Town Christmas Festival brings out locals and visitors alike, making it a great opportunity to invest in your community and show your customer and clients how much you love where you live! Get more information in the Sponsor Application below or email us at the office and we will reach out to you. 


Thank you to our presenting sponsor: Honda Leander


Stay Cool (All Day) For The Summer

Here in Central Texas things are heating up. We know you can’t wait to hit every activity during your summer break, so join us on our perfect Cool (All Day) summer bucket list!


Start your summer morning off with a sunrise trip to kayak or paddle board at Lakewood Park!

You can bring your own and use the launch or rent your equipment at Lakewood Park.

Check out this blog to get all the latest information on Lakewood Park.

Don’t forget your coffee from Perky Beans on the way. We recommend ICED in this heat! If you want to grab a treat with your morning joe, head over to Casa Costa Bake Shop for Brazilian coffee and baked delights.


Waffles at Mouton’s

After working up an appetite, your crew is going to need food! Time to head to one of the many Leander hotspots for a great bite to eat. You can get breakfast sandwiches at Sharks Burger, brunch at Mouton’s Southern Bistro or Blue Corn Harvest, or try out the new PB Café. Bonus points for finding a patio to enjoy the morning breeze!

Poolside at Noon

Dive In Movies in Leander, featuring The Spongebob Movie on July 22

The best way to unwind after a big breakfast is to head to the POOL! Leander has a great public pool at Robin Bledsoe Park, complete with a diving board. Don’t forget to check for special events like Leander’s “Dive-In Movies” coming up on July 22nd or the “Itty Bitty Beach Party” on the 23rd.

Pool a little out of your depth? Leander also has two public splash pads! One is located at Robin Bledsoe Park and the other is at Lakewood Park. Both are a great way to keep the littles cool all summer. If you happen to be at Lakewood Park on July 8, celebrate National Freezer Pop Day with the City of Leander. They will be handing out cool refreshments starting at 11 a.m. 

Delivery for Lunch

Don’t forget to get your lunch delivered! We have so many great options here in Leander, use this guide to help you narrow it down.

Afternoon Ice Skating

Hot summer afternoons are made for indoor activities, and nothing is cooler than ice skating at a local hangout. We love that the Crossover has a fantastic ice skating rink so close! Use the link for Public Skate times, but the late afternoon is usually available.

Ice skating not your thing? Never fear, the Crossover has you covered either way! Check out their Esports Cave for an inclusive place for all gamers.

Pre-Dinner Icy Sweet Treat

Summer fun calls for something frozen, sweet & refreshing. We suggest a shaved ice from Bahama Bucks or a frozen lemonade from Chick-fil-A to keep the summer vibes on point and extra icy. We think this Shark Attack Sno looks extra…chilling!

If you want something to treat your tastebuds and your health, try Leander Nutrition for a smoothie!

Dinner On THe Patio

Family dinner outside enjoying the late evening break from the heat is the perfect end to this family fun day!

Looking for a Cool Grown-ups Night Out?

The end of a perfect summer day should feel like a party, and we think you’ll agree that dinner at The Thirsty Chicken is just that. Their frozen daiquiris will keep you cool and their wings and atmosphere are always hot!

Then we suggest you head over to Maggie Mae’s Old Town Pub or Leanderthal Distilling after dinner for refreshing cocktails and delicious drinks to end your night.

We hope that we kept you cool all day on this summer bucket list journey through Leander! Did we miss any cool summer stops? Let us know in the comments!

Shop like a local at the Local-motive event

This week, June 26 through July 2, shop local in Leander and be rewarded for the things you purchase! We love our local businesses and want to show them and you!

This week, whenever you shop, save your receipt(s) and bring it by the Leander Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center for your chance to win great prizes! Receipts are due by Wednesday, July 6 at noon, but you can bring them by as soon as you finish shopping to get your raffle tickets!

Leander Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center
100 N Brushy St.
Leander, TX 78641

M-F: 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Member List

Not sure which businesses are members of the Leander Chamber of Commerce? Stop by the Visitors Center for a directory, or you can use this digital directory to search by business name or category!

So EAT, DRINK & BOUTIQUE all week!

Great Prizes!

Here are some of our great prizes for the raffle! Don’t forget to save your receipt from your morning coffee stop at Perky Beans, your lunch stop at Sharks Burger or dinner at Mouton’s for a chance to get rewarded for the things you were already going to purchase. ANY Leander Chamber of Commerce member business qualifies.

Those happy hour drinks from Maggie Mae’s and The Thirsty Chicken count too! Save your receipts and bring them by for your raffle tickets!

We will be drawing most of these prizes next week after July 6, but we will be drawing for the Fourth of July bag and shirt from Tourquise Peacock Boutique this Friday, July 1! So be sure to bring your receipts by early!

We know a lot of you are eyeing the impact driver and the toolbox from Cashway Building Materials for those summer DIYs and the artisan bowl and napkins from Wildfire Artisans to decorate your space. We are too!

Old Town Leander Gift Shop

Don’t forget to shop at the Old Town Leander Gift Shop at the Visitors Center for all your favorite Leander merch and gifts.

All purchases made at the Old Town Leander Gift Shop are eligible for a raffle entry.

Our fantastic Leander postcards are in we adore them!

One raffle prize will be to pick any pillow or tea towel from the gift shop.

Let’s get shopping!

Old Town Street Festival 2022

Kick off the summer festival season with the Leander Old Town Street Festival on June 4, 2022! From shopping to rides with live performances all day, you will find something for everyone in your crew to do. This fun wine festival also has a wine and craft beer competition with the competitors selling their sippable beverages all day!

As always, you don’t need tickets to attend this free event but downloading your free tickets helps plan for your visit! RSVP to let them know you are coming!

EXCLUSIVE VIP tickets are available for purchase for the Headliner, Lee Roy Parnell! Download your free ticket(s) and purchase your VIP tickets here.

Saturday, June 4, 2022, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

The Texas Hill Country is In Bloom in Leander, Texas

Spring is in the air, and Leander is in full bloom. Warm weather and rain showers have brought out the full beauty of the wildflower season in the unexpected Texas Hill Country!

Plan your visit using our handy lodging and dining guide!

The iconic Texas bluebonnet is filling fields with waving stalks creating the perfect backdrop for your Texas travel photos. For years, families have searched for the perfect location to take this coveted picture.

Leander is home to both open fields and naturally rolling hills, creating the perfect destination to get your colorful photos.

Spring is host to a multitude of the gorgeous wildflower that Texas is known for. From wine cups to Indian blankets, you can find flowers of all shapes and colors.

Since the TXDOT began its wildflower conservation program, even the highways and roadsides in Texas are covered in these beautiful blooms.

Conveniently situated between FM 1431 and TX-29 along the Texas Department of Transportation’s recommended wildflower drive, Leander is the ideal basecamp for all your favorite wildflower day trips and evenings spent relaxing. 

The Texas Department of Transportation has created this guide to help you identify all the gorgeous flowers you see.

While you are here, stop by the Visitors Center and get your Hill Country Passport and collect your first stamp! Do you love the art work in the header? Be sure to get your photo with Leander’s newest instagram worthy photo-op! Find out all the details here!

Be sure to let us know your favorite wildflower in the comments!

Top 4 (FREE!) Things To Do This Spring In Leander!

Spring in Leander is filled with all the outdoor activities and gatherings that showcase the fun-loving spirit of this community! Check out our top picks for springtime activities!

Mason Heritage Days – Adult Night

Leander Parks & Recreation invites the 18+ crowd to the Mason Homestead Friday evening, April 1st for food, games, and live music! And no, this is no April Fools’ joke! Bring the whole crowd and enjoy Leander trivia, a corn hole competition, food, and see the historic Mason Homestead. This event is free to attend.

You can sign up for the two-person cornhole competition on the Leander Parks & Rec website under the Special Events section. Teams are $50 to register but sign up soon as spaces are limited!

Mason Heritage Days

Come enjoy this FREE family event that has something everyone can enjoy! Take a step back in time at Leander’s Mason Homestead!

You can enjoy food and fun while learning about the fascinating history of the region. This year’s event partners with the Leander Historical Preservation Commission as well as the Williamson Museum to bring history to life. Many booths will have take home activities or hands-on experiences for participants of all ages!

Get more information on the Leander Park and Rec website! This event is free to attend, but may have a cost associated with some things.


The hunt is over for how to fill your basket with fun! Come out to Benbrook Ranch Park on April 10th and see what your favorite bunny has left!

Visit the Leander Parks and Rec page to see the full schedule!

Kite Festival

Let loose at the Leander Kite Festival on May 7th! Activities include kite events, food and craft vendors! While you are there, be sure to look for one of the newest trains on the Trail of Trains! More information on the Trail of Trains can be found here!

See the full schedule and get more information on the Leander Parks and Rec website.

2022 Spring Break Leander Stay-cation Guide

Staying close to home doesn’t mean missing out on any of the fun! LIVE, LOVE, LEANDER!

Favorites, Classics & New Adventures

We had so much fun gathering our favorite Spring Break destinations last year, that we are making it an annual tradition! We are bringing back your favorite places, enjoying the classic Leander fun, and taking you on some new adventures! So hang tight, we are going to have a blast!

Home away from home

The Leander Holiday Inn Express and Suites

If you are looking to get away from the house, but keep it close to home, there is no better destination than our own Holiday Inn Express and Suites.

Even if you can’t travel far, you can still getaway! With everything you could want from a Grab-and-Go continental breakfast that includes hot options, to reservable gathering rooms for family fun, the Holiday Inn Leander is just the change of scenery you need! 

Shop Local

Check out these local favorites that you can’t find anywhere else!

WildFire Artisans

Have you ever shopped in a vintage AirStream while sipping coffee and eating homemade baked goods? Stop by Wildfire Artisans on a Saturday morning to get the full experience and see why the Wildfire Artisans is your new favorite shop. 

Smooth Village

Every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. you can visit Smooth Village and check out the coolest outdoor market in Leander. From food to flowers, this place has it all, and a Leander vibe that can’t be beat.

Lace and Grace Boutique

Lace and Grace is your go-to bridal and formal wear store. They provide a luxury experience at affordable price points. 
Whether you are looking for Prom, a formal event, or your Wedding Gown, they have all the style and accessories that will make you shine!

Amazing Free Activites

Leander is filled with free fun and adventures, so we have gathered some of our favorites for you to explore!

  1. Lakewood Park

    Leander’s newest park could be the ultimate adventure destination! Featuring a skate park, kayak launch and rentals, a huge playground for all ages, fishing spots, and an extensive trail system, there is something for everyone. 

    Check out this blog filled with all the info you need to plan your trip!

  2. Robin Bledsoe Park

    This 16 acre park is home to all the great outdoor activities you love! Whether you are looking for a playground or sports courts, this park has it all! Check out this link to see everything Robin Bledsoe Park has to offer!

  3. The Leander Trail of Trains

    The Leander Trail of Trains continues to grow, and we bet there are some new trains you haven’t visited yet! While on your trail, be sure to stop by one of our newest trains and get some delicious Whataburger!

    Find all the locations and information here on our Trail of Trains page!

  4. Visit the Leander Library

    Did you know our local library has a full line-up of daily activites for all ages that you can participate in? From their Teen Book club and D&D campaign, to adult workshops, to LEGOs in the library, there is granuanteed to be something that calls to everyone! Get all the important details and find your perfect library match here, at the Leander Library home page!

  5. Travel the Hill Country Passport!

    Did you know that Leander is on the Hill Country Passport? With all of the destinations within a days travel, you can make Leander your base camp while exploring all that the surrounding area has to offer! Make it a challenge and see if you can visit them all during Spring Break!

    Collect a stamp at every visitors center you go to, and mail your passport in for a prize! Pick your passport up early to plan your adventure! Read more about the Hill Country Passport here. You can pick up your passport and your first stamp at the Leander Visitors Center at:

    100 North Brushy
    Leander, TX 78641
    (512) 259-1907

Find Your Next Adventure

From Steam Trains to sporting events, find something fun to-do!

  1. Ride the Hill Country Flyer

    Take a ride on the Austin Steam Train and visit the Hill Country

  2. Check out a Texas Stars Hockey game

    TEXAS! STARS! Come to the ice and cheer loud!

  3. Go to an Austin Spurs game

    Come cheer for our Austin Spurs!

  4. Support The Pack

    Visit the Leander Wolf Pack and cheer for our local team!

Bring the Party to You

Looking to stay at your house? Bring the party to you! Check out these mobile options:

Caveman Axe Throwing 

Bring the mobile Axe Throwing Experience to your house or event!

Dani Sue Creations 

Schedule a Basket Weaving class at your house and find a class at her studio!

Fannie’s Farm Friends Mobile Petting Zoo

Gather your closest friends and bring the petting zoo to you!

Freedom Fun USA 

Epic events and party rentals like Laser Tag, Outdoor Movies & More to Your Door!

Sock-Hop Inflatables/Inflatable Wonderland 

Rock walls, carnival rides, inflatables and water slides, available for home, church, school or corporate events.

Yard Bash LLC 

A local choice for Bounce House Rentals, Waterslides, Yard Cards

Te Amo Yard Cards 

Celebrate Spring Break with a fun message to bring the love and smiles to your family!

Frios Gourmet Pops 

Frios loves being the life of the party, bringing you joy, nostalgia, and happiness. Book us for your next shindig, or throw down.

Soulshine Rhythm Experience 

Soulshine Rhythm Experience offers interactive programs that use drums and rhythm as tools for team building, wellness, celebration and connection.  

Fun for the 21 & Up Crowd

Looking for your next night out or cocktail? We have the perfect places! Check out the Leander Bars and Breweries guide! It is filled with our favorite places to grab a delicious adult beverage!

Local eats and Treats!

Looking for more delicious things to do? Check out the Leander Dining Guide! From coffee to treats to eats, find your next food stop!

Join us at the Living Leander Community and Career Expo

We can’t wait to see you at the Living Leander Community and Career Expo presented by Cedar Park Regional Medical Center on Friday, March 4 from 4 to 8 p.m. The expo will have amazing companies with great job opportunities, entertainment and fun for all ages, and businesses from all over our great community! Don’t forget to enter for our $500 “No Essay” scholarship!

Job and Career Fair

Whether you are a high schooler or seasoned professional, explore the job opportunities available right here in our community.

Follow our Facebook Event to to keep up with all the vendors and businesses that will be hiring!

Entertainment and Fun

There will be fun and games for the whole family! From stage performances all night to bounce houses to STEM activities for kids by Kepler STEM School to games and activities at booths all over, there are activities and events all over! And don’t miss the demonstration by Vista Ridge High School’s robotics team.

Stage Schedule

$500 NO Essay Scholarship

Enter to win the $500 No Essay Scholarship! This scholarship is open to all high school, college, and graduate students and those planning to enroll within 12 months ages 13 and up (minors need parental consent).

Get the full details and rules here!

Thank You Sponsors!

We couldn’t have such amazing community events without our sponsors!

The Living Leander Community and Career Expo Coming March 4th

Save the date for the Living Leander Community and Career Expo presented by Cedar Park Regional Medical Center on Friday, March 4, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the PAC.

The Premier Athletic Complex
8220 183A
Leander, TX 78641

At the EXPO you can find a new job, connect with a new vendor, explore future careers or simply find out more about Leander. 

This event always draws a large crowd of locals looking to explore what this amazing area has to offer.

Business Exhibitors

As an exhibitor, you will:

  • Get to showcase your business to the community
  • Have the opportunity to meet and interview the area’s best applicants
  • Connect with other businesses
    Reserve your booth now

Community members and Job seekers

Come out to explore amazing local businesses to see everything Leander has to offer. In addition to the hiring fair, many businesses will be onsite to showcase their products and services!

$500 Scholarship

Don’t forget, The Leander Expo Scholarship will be awarded during the Expo, but you have to attend to enter!