Founders Day 2024

Founders Day Festival April 26-28 2024

Join us in celebrating the vibrant spirit of Dripping Springs, Texas at Founder’s Day—an eventful three-day extravaganza taking place from

April 26th to April 28th! There’ll be plenty of family-friendly fun including carnival games, delicious food, and a grand evening parade. Plus, you can snag half-price tickets from select locations and save BIG on the festivities.

Founders Day Pre-Sale Tickets

Pre-Sale Founders Day Tickets Starting on April 14 >> Founders Day Tickets Pre-Sale

At 4pm on Friday, The carnival rides will be open with No Lines! At 6pm get ready for the big show with an exciting parade that promises to bring out the inner kid in everyone. Afterwards, head down to Historic Mercer Street for a sizzling street dance loaded with live music.

Founders Day BBQ in Dripping Springs

There will be booths of BBQ all weekend long. So stop by any booth that is serving up some delicious BBQ and be sure to tip all the venders.

Saturday will be a day of artist booths on Main Mercer Street, Wallace Street and sides streets. There still will be plenty of BBQ booths for everyone to enjoy. If you lucky you can find the little white house and sign up to be a judge in some of the bbq competitions.

Dripping Springs Founders Day Vendor

Best part is the artist and Vendors on Saturday and Sunday.

Take a stroll down Mercer Street and uncover a trove of eclectic boutiques and over 150 stalls brimming with one-of-a-kind apparel, handcrafted wonders, furniture, ceramics, birdhouses, bespoke jewelry, and arts and crafts for the youngsters. Beyond the remarkable shopping experiences, the festival curates an array of melodious performances and tantalizing delights for all to enjoy.

Numerous non-profit organizations such as Dripping Springs Chamber of Commerce, local scouting outfits, and veteran’s groups will be there manning booths on Saturday and Sunday. As if that isn’t enough, the event boasts a carnival, cook off competitions, and art and craft vendors—something for everyone! The artist market / vendor booths start on Saturday morning and close on Sunday afternoon. Don’t miss out on this fantastic occasion!

Applications to have a booth or vendor booth

Founders Day Vendors

Check back at the link above next year for more Booth/Vendor information.

Be a Founders Day 2024 Sponsor

Founders day 2024 Sponsorship

Where to purchase Founders Day Tickets 2024

Where to Purchase:

South Star Bank                               10901 US 290 Austin, Texas (at Fitzhugh Road and 290)

Lone Star Capital Bank                    401 US 290 Dripping Springs, TX

Prosperity Bank                                721 W Highway 290 Dripping Springs, TX

Sunflower Bank                                100 Creek Road Dripping Springs, TX

Martin’s Wellness DS Pharmacy     100 Commons Rd #1 Dripping Springs, TX

City of Dripping Springs                  511  Mercer St. Dripping Springs, TX

Texas Regional Bank                       700 East Highway 290 Dripping Springs, TX


70 tickets for $40.00 ($70.00 at the Carnival Event Days)

Cash or Checks Only (please make payable to DS Lions Club)

Carnival Hours:

Friday, April 28th: 4 PM – 11 PM
Saturday, April 29th: 11 AM – 11:30 PM
Sunday, April 30th: 11AM – 7 PM (ARMBAND DAY! Purchase an armband for $30.00 and ride all day!)

Founders Day Annual Festival Tradition

Come join over 65,000 visitors from all across the state and come see what all the excitement is about.

Get ready for a weekend of fun and nostalgia at Dripping Springs’ Annual Founder’s Day! Whether you’re a local or just passing through, come join us in the festivities and create a memorable experience that will last for years to come. With free admission, everyone is welcome to attend and celebrate this vibrant community’s heritage and pioneer spirit. Don’t forget to bring some cash for carnival tickets and food though; these can be purchased right on-site!

Every year, locals look forward to this eagerly anticipated event. Mark your calendars for April 26-28th and gather your friends and family to make lasting memories at Founder’s Day in Dripping Springs, Texas!

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