Annual Celebration Honors Founding of Dripping Springs

The City of Dripping Springs Annual Founders Day Festival is the city's biggest community event. 

Thousands of people will gather in Dripping Springs’ historic downtown district on April 26-28, 2024, for a festive celebration of heritage and pioneer spirit.

The three-day celebration kicks off with the Grand Parade and includes: free music and entertainment, the Mighty Thomas Carnival, food, beer, street dances, cook-off competitions, over 150 arts and crafts booths and business vendors.

The Annual Founders Day Festival honors and celebrates the founding of the Dripping Springs community in 1850 by the Moss, Wallace, and Pound families. The three-day jubilee promotes cooperation and volunteerism in the community and generates community spirit and recreation.

Hosted by the City of Dripping Springs and the Founders Day Commission, which includes representatives of various community organizations, the proceeds from the festival are donated back into the community and directly benefit local non-profit organizations, churches, school and park programs, youth groups, and charities.

The Hours of the Festival
Friday: 4pm - 11:30pm (Carnival is closed during parade)
Saturday: 10am - 11:30pm
Sunday: 11am-5pm (Carnival ends at 7pm) - Note: Church starts at 10am

Carnival Hours
Friday, April 26th: 4 PM - 11 PM
Saturday, April 27th: 11 AM - 11:30 PM
Sunday, April 28th: 11AM - 7 PM (ARMBAND DAY! Purchase an armband for $30.00 and ride all day!)

Pre-sale carnival tickets will be available for sale starting April 12th at noon until Friday, April 26th at noon!

- South Star Bank: 10901 US 290 Austin, TX

- Lone Star Capital Bank: 401 US 290 Dripping Springs, TX

- Sunflower Bank: 100 Creek Rd. 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 E Hwy 290 Dripping Springs, TX

- 70 tickets for $40 ($70 at carnival!)
Cash or checks only! Please make payable to DS Lions Club.