There is so much to love about Fredericksburg in the spring – wildflowers start blooming, the temperatures start to get warmer, and there is so much to do. Spending Easter in Fredericksburg is the perfect time to enjoy the height of spring. Check out these things going on over the Easter weekend in Fredericksburg and start planning to make some special holiday memories.
Start your Easter Saturday with the Lions Club Pancake Breakfast at Marktplatz from 7 a.m. – 11 a.m. Afterward, join the Pioneer Museum for an Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday. Kids 10 years and under are welcome to fill their baskets with all the eggs they can find, and will get a chance to meet the Easter Bunny afterward. Be sure to show up early because these eggs go fast!
On Saturday, there will also be an event at Lyndon B. Johnson State Park, where traditional German Easter food and crafts will be available at Sauer-Beckmann Living History Farm. Visitors can learn how to make lamb cake and friendship cards, as well as traditional Easter baskets and dyed eggs.
After dark, keep an eye on the hills around Fredericksburg to spot the traditional Easter Fires, which are huge bonfires lit the Saturday before Easter every year. They have a disputed history, but have come to be celebrated as a mixture of the area’s German traditions and Native American history.
If you are making your own Easter meal on Sunday, be sure to stop by the Fredericksburg Farmer’s Market, which opens on April 6. Held every Thursday in Marktplatz, this market will have all the produce and supplies you need for a successful holiday meal.
There are a number of Fredericksburg restaurants open for Easter brunch on Sunday. For a refined Easter brunch, make reservations at August E’s or Sage Restaurant & Lounge. The upscale Otto’s German Bistro also provides a farm-to-table brunch experience. For more casual brunch options, stop by Texas Sunrise or Nury’s Breakfast.
Things to do in Fredericksburg
Easter weekend is smack dab in the middle of wildflower season, so you will see Fredericksburg in full bloom. Take a scenic drive around Hill Country to see the vibrant rolling hills. Although there are no bad spots, a hike up Enchanted Rock may be the ticket to expansive, colorful views. For a lovely afternoon of strolling among the flowers, head to Wildseed Farms, where paths wind through 200 acres of wildflowers.
Enjoy a pleasant afternoon at one of the many wineries and breweries around Hill Country. Throughout April, the Wine and Wildflower Journey offers a self-guided wine tasting tour of 26 Hill Country wineries. Beer fans should stop by the oldest Texas brewpub, Fredericksburg Brewing Company, on Main Street or head out of town for a German beer hall experience at Altstadt Brewery.
Taking a stroll through downtown Fredericksburg is a lovely way to spend a spring afternoon. Don’t miss the Japanese Peace Garden, a free outdoor space connected to the Pacific War Museum. On the Friday before Easter, there will be several fine art galleries on Main Street participating in First Friday Art Walk. There is also a variety of live music happening in and around Fredericksburg the weekend of Easter.
Book your Fredericksburg vacation rental and make this Easter a holiday to remember!