Absolute Charm Luxury Bed and Breakfast - At Absolute Charm Luxury Bed and Breakfast, we know how difficult it is to choose a Bed and Breakfast in Fredericksburg, Texas, when there are so many great choices, but only ONE PERFECT Choice for you1 We strive to make the process easier for our guests and a lot more fun! We represent the finest collection of luxurious B & B's in Fredericksburg, and the surrounding Texas Hill Country. Offering properties which feature the very BEST Architecture, Location, Amenities and Charm! Simply the BEST accommodations available!
Navajo Grill
Grape Creek Vineyard - Wine Tasting
San Antonio Museum of Art
Torre di Pietra Winery
Crossroads Saloon and Steakhouse
Hondo's On Main _ Hondo
Chocolat - When visiting Fredericksburg, Texas, be sure to come by our Chocolat Shoppe in the West Main Street Historic Shopping District. Open the door to the intoxicating aroma of chocolate. Your eyes will be amazed at the colors and shapes... truffles, colettes, creams, silk fudges, nut clusters, barks and caramels. ready to satisfy your sweet tooth! Stop by and sample our delicious treats and see how our Liqueur Pralines are made. Hours, Monday - Saturday, 10:00am to 6:00pm | Sunday, noon to 4:00pm
August E's Restaurant
Ira Kennedy Fine Art
A leisurely evening of ART, CULTURE, WINE and FRIENDS!
First Friday of Every Month!
Spend a CULTURAL WEEKEND in the Texas Hill Country!

FIRST FRIDAY ARTWALK FREDERICKSBURG

We invite you to spend a CULTURAL WEEKEND in the Texas Hill Country! Offering an up-close view of the Fredericksburg, Texas ART SCENE - Bringing ART and ART LOVERS together.

First Friday Artwalk Fredericksburg is quickly becoming a delightful TRADITION for ART LOVERS! Make your plans for a CULTURAL WEEKEND in the Texas Hill Country! First Friday Artwalk is a wonderful way to spend a leisurely evening of ART, CULTURE, and socializing with FRIENDS!  Participating galleries are open late (until 8:00 pm) for this self-guided tour.  Explore the unique character of each gallery and meet the artists while enjoying a feast of art exhibits and demonstrations, live music, wine from participating local wineries, and inspiration! Celebrate our diverse art community as you stroll through Fredericksburg's historic downtown. There is something for everyone, from the traditional mediums of painting, sculpture, and photography to ceramics, jewelry, contemporary and avant garde mixed media!  Discover art from local Fredericksburg and Texas Hill Country artists, as well as, artists from all over the country and the world!  Experience the Fredericksburg, Texas, ART scene up close and personal - all day long the FIRST FRIDAY of every month!

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Nimitz museum Bob Hope temporary Exhibit
Admiral Nimitz museum
May 15, 2015 - September 15, 2015
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Admiral Nimitz museum
340 East Main Street  Fredericksburg, Texas 78624
830-997-8600
Nimitz museum Bob Hope temporary Exhibit
15 MAY 2015 – 15 SEPTEMBER 2015

Bob Hope

A very special exhibit regarding the life of Bob Hope is coming to the Museum on 15 May 2015. The Bob and Delores Hope Foundation, along with the World Golf Hall of Fame, have pro- duced a 2,000 square foot traveling exhibit about Bob Hope and his varied life, including his many USO trips to the Pacific. This ex- hibit includes more than 700 vintage photos, seven videos, more than 170 artifacts, an audio tour and a special educational program to enable children to understand better what they are viewing.

Bob Hope was a great admirer of Admiral Chester Nimitz and a strong supporter of the Admiral Nimitz Foundation and Nimitz Museum. He came to Fredericksburg in 1976 to attend a fundraiser to save the old Nimitz Hotel. He also served as an Honorary Trustee until his death.
This will be a unique exhibit which will be enjoyable for all ages. The Museum and Foundation are especially honored to be able to present this exhibit since only 16 facilities have been se- lected to host this rare and fascinating exhibit. Additional infor- mation will be available on the Museum's website and in the next issue of the newsletter.

A museum ticket is required to see this exhibit.
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Rockbox Theater Tribute band
Rockbox Theater
May 22, 2015 - May 23, 2015
8:00am
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Rockbox Theater
109 N. Llano  Fredericksburg, Texas 78624
830-997-7625 | 866-349-6688
Rockbox Theater Tribute band
The Texas Hill Country is in for a treat! Our "Stars in the Hills" show is filled
with top-notch tribute artists that have traveled the world over.

Then, when you combine our amazing regular cast and band it's STARS everywhere!
Here's just a sampling of the tribute artists we will have during this year
- George Strait, Marilyn Monroe, Barry White, Nat King Cole, Gloria Estefan,
Aretha Franklin, Rod Stewart and many more!

Showtimes
Fridays, 8pm
Saturdays, 4:30 & 8pm

Performer Schedule
Subject to change without notice.

http://www.rockboxtheater.com/stars-hills/#schedule

Please call the box office to confirm appearances.
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Fredericksburg Crawfish Festival
Marktplatz
May 22, 2015 - May 24, 2015
11:00am - Midnight
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Marktplatz
Fredericksburg, Texas 78624
830-433-5225
Fredericksburg Crawfish Festival
FREDERICKSBURG, TX- The Fredericksburg Jaycees are excited to announce the return of their annual Fredericksburg Crawfish Festival to Fredericksburg Marktplatz on Memorial Day weekend, May 22-24.
The festival will include many activities for the entire family including a variety of great Cajun food, live music, and a children’s carnival. Festival times are as follows: Friday 6pm to midnight, Saturday 11am-Midnight, and Sunday 12pm to 6pm. Tickets for the festival will be $10 for adults on Friday and Sunday and $12 on Saturday. Kid tickets (ages 6-12) will be $5 a day. 2-day passes are available for purchase for $20 and 3 day passes are $25.
This year’s musical entertainment will feature Texas Country music artist Aaron Tippin, Rick Trevino, Almost Patsy Cline, Jean-Pierre and the Zydeco Angels, Zydeco Blanco, Bayou Roux, and Johnny Dee and the Rocket 88’s.
Special guest this year will be the cast from CMT’s hit T.V. show “Gator 911.” Gary Saurage will be teaming up with his Gator Country crew to provide an educational and interactive show with some of his favorite gators.
The festival is organized by the Fredericksburg Jacyees, who since their founding, have grown to promote large fundraisers with all of the proceeds being used to help youth organizations, charitable groups, and those in need within the community.
For more information or to purchase your tickets in advance please visit our website at www.fbgcrawfish.com
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Live Music at William Chris Vineyards
William Chris Vineyards
May 22, 2015 - May 24, 2015
12:30pm - 4:30pm
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William Chris Vineyards
10352 U.S. Highway 290  Hye, Texas 78635
830-998-7654
Live Music at William Chris Vineyards
Friday - May 22, 2015

Live Music: Jon Hogan Band
Start: 12:30pm End: 4:30pm


Saturday - May 23, 2015

Live Music: Brock Bushong
Start: 12:30pm End: 4:30pm


Sunday - May 24, 2015

Live Music: Jerry Kirk
Start: 12:30pm End: 4:30pm


William Chris Vineyards
May 22
Fri
Luckenbach Texas presents Almost Patsy Cline Band
Luckenbach Texas
May 22, 2015
8:00pm - 11:30pm
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Luckenbach Texas
Luckenbach Loop  Fredericksburg, Texas 78624
830-997-3224 | 888-311-8990
Luckenbach Texas presents Almost Patsy Cline Band
Almost Patsy Cline Band

Friday Night Dance - Country

Free show
at Luckenbach Texas
MAY 22, 2015 8:00 PM - 11:45 PM
May 22
Fri
Hondo's presents Loyd Bonham Band
Hondo's on Main
May 22, 2015
8:00pm
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Hondo's on Main
312 w Main  Fredericksburg, Texas 78624
830-997-1633
Hondo's presents Loyd Bonham Band
Hondo's presents-

Loyd Bonham Band

Great classic country and americana music...



at 8pm!!!
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PACIFIC COMBAT LIVING HISTORY RE-ENACTMENT: MAY
Admiral Nimitz museum
May 23, 2015 - May 24, 2015
11:00am
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Admiral Nimitz museum
340 East Main Street  Fredericksburg, Texas 78624
830-997-8600
PACIFIC COMBAT LIVING HISTORY RE-ENACTMENT: MAY
May 23th & 24th

History comes to life with a World War II battle re-enactment including uniformed actors, guns, tanks and a flamethrower! At the Pacific Combat Zone of the National Museum of the Pacific War. $7.50 adults; $5 students; under 6 free. Online reservations available and recommended.
Show Times
11:00 a.m & 2:00 p.m. both days
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Memorial Day Weekend at Torre di Pietra Vineyards & Winery
Torre Di Pietra Winery
May 23, 2015 - May 24, 2015
1:00pm - 5:00pm
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Torre Di Pietra Winery
10915 East US Hwy 290  Fredericksburg, Texas 78624
830-644-2829
Memorial Day Weekend at Torre di Pietra Vineyards & Winery
Memorial Day Weekend – Live Music


Relax and unwind at Torre this Memorial Day Weekend!



Saturday, May 23rd
Live Music 1:00pm – 5:00pm featuring The Almost Patsy Cline Band.
Wine by the glass/bottle available for sale along with Artisan breads, cheese snacks, pestos and more…


Sunday, May 24th
Live Music 1:00pm-5:00pm featuring John Arthur Martinez and Tejas.


Wine by the glass/bottle available for sale
along with Artisan breads, cheese snacks, pestos and more…
May 23
Sat
Live Music at Rancho Ponte Vineyard
Rancho Ponte Vineyard
May 23, 2015
2:00pm - 5:00pm
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Rancho Ponte Vineyard
315 RR 1376  Fredericksburg, Texas 78624
830-990-8555
Live Music at Rancho Ponte Vineyard
Bryan Maldonado will be Preforming Live
at the vinyard


May 23 2015 from 2-5 PM
May 23
Sat
Live music by Jeff Wood at Grape Creek
Grape Creek Vineyards
May 23, 2015
2:00pm
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Grape Creek Vineyards
10587 East US Highway 290  Fredericksburg, Texas 78624
830-644-2710
Live music by Jeff Wood at Grape Creek
Live music by Jeff Wood on the patio, starting at 1 pm!!
Enjoy wood-fired pizza by Stout's Pizza Co.

Experience an Ambassador Tasting as a Wine Club Member!
or schedule our Cellar Tour and Private Tasting...
May 23
Sat
Luckenbach Texas presents Dirty River Boys
Luckenbach Texas
May 23, 2015
8:00pm - 11:30pm
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Luckenbach Texas
Luckenbach Loop  Fredericksburg, Texas 78624
830-997-3224 | 888-311-8990
Luckenbach Texas presents Dirty River Boys
Dirty River Boys at Luckenbach Texas.


Americana-Blues-Rock-Country

$20pp - Kids 12 and Under Free

MAY 23, 2015 8:00 PM - 11:45 PM
May 23
Sat
Hondo's presents Mitch Jacobs Band
Hondo's on Main
May 23, 2015
8:00pm
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Hondo's on Main
312 w Main  Fredericksburg, Texas 78624
830-997-1633
Hondo's presents Mitch Jacobs Band
Hondo's presents-

Mitch Jacobs Band

Great classic country and dancehall music...



at 8pm!!!
May 24
Sun
Messina Hof Winery WINE and CHEESE PAIRING
Messina Hof Winery Hill Country
May 24, 2015
Noon - 3:00pm
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Messina Hof Winery Hill Country
9996 Hwy 290 East  Fredericksburg, Texas 78624
830-990-4653
Messina Hof Winery WINE and CHEESE PAIRING
Messina Hof
FREDERICKSBURG

WINE and CHEESE PAIRING
The fourth Sunday of each month,

guests may gather for a special pairing
of Messina Hof Port, Sherry, and Cheese...


MESSINA HOF HILL COUNTRY
May 24
Sun
Gospel Sunday Music at Hondo's
Hondo's on Main
May 24, 2015
12:30pm - 10:30pm
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312 w Main  Fredericksburg, Texas 78624
830-997-1633
Gospel Sunday Music at Hondo's
Hondo's presents-
GOSPEL WITH MELISSA WEATHERLY AND THE ANY GIVEN SUNDAY BAND

Every Sunday!!!

come get what you need...


12:30pm 3:30pm

Then:
MICHAEL BALLEW & THE DAMN GOOD TEXAS BAND
Sunday, May 24, 2015
7:30pm 10:30pm
May 24
Sun
Live music by Jeff Wood at Grape Creek
Grape Creek Vineyards
May 24, 2015
1:00pm
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Grape Creek Vineyards
10587 East US Highway 290  Fredericksburg, Texas 78624
830-644-2710
Live music by Jeff Wood at Grape Creek
Enjoy wood-fired pizza by Stout's Pizza Co. and live music by Jeff Wood on the patio, starting at 1 pm!!

Experience an Ambassador Tasting as a Wine Club Member!
or schedule our Cellar Tour and Private Tasting...
May 24
Sun
Luckenbach Texas hosts Shinyribs Ice Cream Social
Luckenbach Texas
May 24, 2015
1:00pm - 6:00pm
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Luckenbach Texas
Luckenbach Loop  Fredericksburg, Texas 78624
830-997-3224 | 888-311-8990
Luckenbach Texas hosts Shinyribs Ice Cream Social
Shinyribs Ice Cream Social


Sunday Afternoon

Free Show
at Luckenbach Texas
May 24
Sun
Live Music at Rancho Ponte Vineyard
Rancho Ponte Vineyard
May 24, 2015
2:00pm - 5:00pm
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Rancho Ponte Vineyard
315 RR 1376  Fredericksburg, Texas 78624
830-990-8555
Live Music at Rancho Ponte Vineyard
Come out and enjoy Memorial Day Weekend with us!
May 24 2015 from 2-5

Grab a glass of wine and sit out on our lovely patio
while enjoying live music by Dos Amigos from 2-5 PM

Richard and Judy together create an incredibly
diverse dimension of harmony, covering many genres of music.
May 24
Sun
Rockbox Theater presents The English Brothers Show
Rockbox Theater
May 24, 2015
3:00pm
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Rockbox Theater
109 N. Llano  Fredericksburg, Texas 78624
830-997-7625 | 866-349-6688
Rockbox Theater presents The English Brothers Show
The English Brothers have created a memorable show featuring the best hand clappin’,
knee slappin’ music and comedy in the Lone Star State. Real brothers and all
native Texans, The English Brothers will engage you as they perform classic
western tunes such as Cool Water and Ghost Riders in the Sky.

Their unique genetic vocal blend accompanied by pure acoustic instrumentation
will take you back to the sounds of the great singing cowboys
like the Sons of the Pioneers, Roy Rogers, and Gene Autry.
All will be amused by the brothers’ family friendly bunkhouse comedy
that is sure to make for an entertaining show you won’t soon forget.


The English Brothers Show - Western & Cowboy Gospel Music
May 24th at 3pm
May 22
06:16

Fredericksburg Texas Online

In 1915, Moina Michael had the idea to wear red poppies on Memorial Day to honor those who lost their lives in military service to our nation. She wrote the following poem which started a tradition that spread around the world.

"Cherish too, the Poppy red
that grows on fields where valor led,
It seems to signal to the skies
That blood of heroes never dies..."


May 22
06:13

Fredericksburg Texas Online

Memorial Day is a day for remembering and honoring those who have died in service to our GREAT Nation. It is about Americans coming together to CELEBRATE the brave men and women who gave EVERYTHING to defend our freedom. Take some time this weekend to reflect on the solemn meaning of Memorial Day... Because FREEdom isn't FREE!


May 18
23:10

Fredericksburg Texas Online

Here come the SUMMER FLOWERS!


May 18
23:09

Fredericksburg Texas Online

Another Yellow Rose of Texas...


May 18
21:37

Fredericksburg Texas Online

Spring Rains in May! Creeks and Rivers are FLOWING! God Bless Texas!


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SPRING RAINS in MAY! The CREEK is ROLLING! God Bless Texas!
May 18
06:04

Fredericksburg Texas Online

Windmills collecting at the Pioneer Museum in Fredericksburg, Tx? "the City of Windmills". Imagine a whole neighborhood of windmills creaking and sighing on a windy night? that could be really loud!


May 18
05:58

Fredericksburg Texas Online

One of my elderly neighbors told me when she was a little girl growing up in Fredericksburg, Tx almost every house had a windmill? and, so all the neighboring communities called Fredericksburg... "the City of Windmills"!


May 15
23:43

Fredericksburg Texas Online

Sister Cities! Schwester Städte!? Montabaur, Germany and Fredericksburg, Tx USA. Here's to SISTERS! Prost!


May 15
23:42

Fredericksburg Texas Online

Sister Cities! Schwester Städte!? Fredericksburg, Tx USA and Montabaur, Germany. Here's to SISTERS! Prost!


May 15
23:06

Fredericksburg Texas Online

A NATIVE TEXAN
Purple Coneflower, Echinacea Purpurea, Echinacea, Eastern Purple Coneflower, Hedge Coneflower, Black Sampson


May 14
05:31

Fredericksburg Texas Online

"Texas is one of the oldest wine-growing states in the U.S. with vines planted in the 1650s by Franciscan priests. It's no surprise, then, that the Texas Hill Country Wine Trail, which begins on Highway 290 in Fredericksburg, has been named one of the top 10 wine destinations in the nation." Read the full article at: www.10best.com/interests/trip-pics/fredericksburg-art-history-wine-deep-in-the-heart-of-texas


Fredericksburg: Art, History & Wine: Deep in the Heart of Texas
www.10best.com
The charming, historical town of Fredericksburg, nestled in the picturesque Texas Hill County, is located a little more than an hour by car from both San Antonio and Austin, Texas. Founded in 1846 by German immigrants, this town of little more than 10,000 residents offers an unparalleled visitor exp?
May 13
17:13

Fredericksburg Texas Online

May 22-24, 2015, Fredericksburg Crawfish Festival "Laissez Les Bon Temps Roulez", Let The Good Times Roll! Join us for a Cajun good time Memorial Day Weekend, May 22-24, 2015, at Marketplatz in historic Fredericksburg Tx. Enjoy Country, Zydeco, and Cajun Music, Crawfish and all the fixin's, Cajun Food, and activities for the whole family. This years headliners include, Aaron Tippin, Rick Trevino, Johnny Dee and The Rocket 88's, Zydeco Blanco, Bayou Roux, The Almost Patsy Cline Band and Jean Pierre and The Zydeco Angels. For a complete schedule of Festival Events visit: www.fbgcrawfish.com


May 10
17:14

Fredericksburg Texas Online

To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow.
- Audrey Hepburn
Thanks to Friends of the Fredericksburg Nature Center for the BEAUTIFUL "Pollinator Garden" at Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park!


May 10
16:34

Fredericksburg Texas Online

"Morning is the best of all times in the garden. The sun is not yet hot. Sweet vapors rise from the earth. Night dew clings to the soil and makes plants glisten. Birds call to one another. Bees are already at work." - William Longgood
The peaceful and inspirational "Pollinator Garden" at the Fredericksburg Nature Center, in Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park.


May 10
15:58

Fredericksburg Texas Online

Come sit for awhile in the "Pollinator Garden" at Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park. This lovely garden was created for our pollinator friends by the Friends of the Fredericksburg Nature Center! This peaceful place, alive with the buzzing of bees and the fluttering of butterfly wings, GIVES beauty for the eye and quiet inspiration for the soul! (This series of photos is dedicated to my friend, Jane Crone who contributes so much to this "FB Page" and to the Fredericksburg, Tx Community! Thanks Jane!)


May 10
14:56

Fredericksburg Texas Online

A Yellow Rose of Texas Mother's Day Bouquet from the Heart of the Lone Star State!


May 10
10:25

Fredericksburg Texas Online

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY to All the BEAUTIFUL Women Who Wisely Choose to Invest Time in their CHILDREN... Our FUTURE!
"God could not be everywhere, so he made mothers."
- Rudyard Kipling


May 7
20:19

Fredericksburg Texas Online

Put Yourself in a Meadow of Poppies at Wildseed Farms! 7 miles east of Fredericksburg, Tx on US Hwy 290!


May 7
20:16

Fredericksburg Texas Online

Hang on to your Stetsons... Spring 2015 in Fredericksburg, Tx IS A ONCE-in-a-LIFETIME Flower Festival!


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LIFE as ART!
Fine Wine, Fabulous Food... and ART!

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Fine Wine, Fabulous Food... and ART! If you are in pursuit of an ARTful Life, may we recommend the following FINE DINING:

AUGUST E'S

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800.272.8258

Bonhams and Butterfield
www.butterfields.com
323.850.7500

Christie's
www.christies.com
310.385.2600

Sotheby's
www.sothebys.com
310.274.0340

Art Dealers Association of America
www.artdealers.org
212.940.8590