What’s Happening Down the Road This Month? 5 Events in Seguin You Won’t Want to Miss!

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Big enough to boast a top-rated university and a state-of-the-art hospital, yet small enough to offer that small town Texas charm, Seguin offers a range of cultural and recreational activities.

One of the oldest towns in Texas, this manufacturing king built up quite an inspiring downtown area in the early 20th century, deeming it one of the first “Main Street” cities in the state. And In case you haven’t been paying attention, that very downtown area, full of gorgeous Art Deco style architecture, has been getting a major facelift and is quickly becoming the place to be. With 26 blocks of everything from eateries to amusement parks (and that’s only downtown!) you’d be crazy not to check out this rising star on the San Antonio metro scene. Not sure where to go? Let us help. We’ve handpicked five events in June sure to appeal to the masses.

1. Enjoy a Concert in Central Park

Join others at the Central Park bandstand each Sunday night in June as bands and music groups take center stage. These free family friendly concerts will include performances presenting a mix of genres suited for just about anyone’s taste.

Listen to the sounds of local musicians, including the Comal Community Band, Dirty Dixie River Band, The Ledbetter’s Blue Grass Band, and Fantacia as you take in the sights of Central Park in historic downtown Seguin. There is plenty of grassy open space for the kiddos to run around and enjoy, while those who want to take it easy are invited to bring a lawn chair or blanket, sit back, relax, and enjoy the summer breeze.

For an extra easy summer night, pick up dinner there. Hot dogs, hamburgers, cold drinks and snow cones will be available from Scout Troop 107 with the concession sales helping to support the group’s camping activities.

When: Every Sunday in June 7:00- 8:30 pm

Where: Central Park, Downtown Seguin, 201 S. Austin Street

2. Throw Down Some Chili

Rivaling famous Hill Country wineries, Blue Lotus Winery is getting rave reviews from both locals and visitors. Along with an outstanding selection of wine, the winery plays host to many events throughout the year, most benefitting local organizations. This month they invite you to a Chili Cook off to benefit local Young Marines.

Organized to be a community event the whole family can enjoy, patrons of all ages can enjoy free throw down chili from the chilis entered in the competition. Patrons over the age of 21 will also get to enjoy a glass of wine. Prizes will be awarded for 1st through 3rd local chili, 1st through 10th CASI chili, and 1st through 3rd show.

When: Jun 11, 2016 @ 12 - 5 p.m.

Where: 5151 FM 20. Seguin, TX 78155

3. Fiesta at Fiestas Juan Seguin

Hosted by the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Fiestas Juan Seguin celebrates the history of the city of Seguin. With the first celebration taking place in the ‘80’s, this festival of art, culture, food, and fun is a fantastic way to learn more about the Tejano and Mexican cultures. Along with Tejano music, there will be plenty of Tejano and American food items to choose from.

During the festivities, there will be many contests and fun events that people of all ages will be able to enjoy. In the past, the festival has held watermelon-eating contests for the kids, a burrito eating contest for the adults, and even a grito contest. Past events have also included chihuahua races, crowning of the chihuahua king and queen, and a pet parade, where people have been invited to bring their pet, no matter what they are, and march them around Central Park.

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When: Jun 18th, 4PM to Midnight, Saturday, June 19th beginning at 3:30 p.m.

Where: Central Park, Downtown Seguin, 201 S. Austin Street

4. Take Your Princess to The Cinderella Ball

A magical evening of royal splendor for princesses and their dads, this event invites dads and daughters to dine, dance, and create special memories, all while honoring the unique relationship that a father and daughter have. With a belief that dads inspire their daughters in profound ways, The Cinderella Ball strives to create an evening that to be remembered and cherished for years to come.

But it’s not just inside the ball that will have little princesses jumping with excitement, outside carriage rides will be offered to make the night even more memorable. Whether you take a VIP carriage ride or a shared carriage ride, make sure to have a camera handy to capture that sparkle in your little girl’s eye.

Benefitting the Seguin Police Department’s D.A.R.E. program, tickets for The Cinderella Ball are $45 per couple and $10 for each additional princess.

When: Friday, June 24, 7:00- 9:30PM

Address: Seguin Coliseum, 950 S Austin Street

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5. Go Fresh with the Guadalupe Valley Gardeners Market

Understanding the importance of growing and buying local, Seguin has become home to the Guadalupe Valley Gardeners Market. Started just 3 years ago, the market is now a member of the Texas Certified Farmer Market Corp, and is WIC approved.

Held twice a week in Central Park, gardeners living in Guadalupe County come to the market to offer fresh vegetables, fruits, and herbs. Specializing in locally grown seasonal produce, all vendors grow or make the products they sell; no reselling allowed here! In addition to the farm fresh produce the market also offers fresh plants and flowers as well as a variety other items.

Dates: June 4, 8, 11, 15 & 18 @ 3:00 - 6:00pm

Where: Central Park, 201 South Austin Street. Seguin, TX 78155