Spring in Cleburne means outdoor festivals, family fun and baseball season with the Cleburne Railroaders minor league team. Grab your ball caps and head to Cleburne for fun and unique events that happen just once a year. From carnival rides and dancing horses to antiquing for treasures, here are the top things to do this spring in Cleburne, Texas.
All are welcome at the largest American Indian Celebration in North Texas. The Indigenous Institute of the Americas 16th annual IIAmericas Celebration comes to Cleburne, March 31-April 2, at Chisholm Trail Outdoor Museum. Take part in Inter-Tribal dances, cheer on championship youth Pow Wow dancers, listen to storytellers and watch demonstrations. Come hungry and enjoy traditional cooking such as Indian tacos, grape dumplings, frybread and more. Shop for authentic jewelry, turquoise, silverwork, beadwork, pottery, and artwork that are heirloom worthy. Admission is free; Parking: $10 per car covers the entire event. (Friday - Sunday) up to 8 per car and $5 per car discount for Proof of Veteran, Handicap and American Indian Status
Plaza Theatre Spring Carnival
Celebrate springtime with the Plaza Theatre in Downtown Cleburne at Hulen Park, April 6-9. The 2023 Spring Carnival is fun for the whole family, with thrilling carnival rides, midway games, yummy carnival snacks, and plenty of activities for everyone. Wristbands for a day are $25 or Individual tickets are $1; rides range from 2-5 tickets per ride, Cash Only.
Antique Alley Texas
This spring, the Antique Alley Show will take place at Whipp Farm, April 21-23. The show brings local businesses and private antique vendors together to showcase their best goods. Guests can browse through hundreds of antiques in pristine condition, collectible firearms, hand-built furniture, hand-crafted jewelry, and original artwork by local talent. Enjoy live music, barbecue and homemade fried pies while you hunt for unique treasures. Other participating locations include Grandview, Maypearl, and Waxahachie, all within a 35-mile radius. The event takes place rain or shine.
It’s back! SpringFest is returning to Downtown Cleburne, April 28-29. Enjoy live music, arts and crafts, food booths and an eating competition. Kids will have a blast getting their faces painted, jumping in the bounce houses, playing mini-games, and more. Another highlight of the festival is the Touch a Truck Car Show. Musical entertainment ranges from bluegrass and country to rock and soul.
Cinco de Mayo Celebration
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with a Sunday full of fun. The Cleburne Cinco de Mayo Celebration will take place May 7 in the Cleburne Conference Center parking lot in conjunction with the Cleburne Custom Car Show. Shop for Mexican imports and enjoy authentic Mexican dishes. This family-friendly event will feature a kid’s zone and live entertainment, including Mariachi, ballet folkloric and dancing horse show. Bring lawn chairs, picnic blankets and cooler (BYOB is allowed). The event is free to the public.
The Cleburne Railroaders are ready to play ball in their one-of-a-kind railroad theme stadium. The 2023 season kicks off this spring and runs through September 4. Come on out for an exciting opening weekend and fireworks show as the Railroaders take on the Chicago Dogs, May 23-28. Enjoy fun activities all season long —Friday night fireworks, Saturday concerts, Sunday family specials (kids under 12 are free), and Woof Wednesdays where your furry friends are welcome too. Check out the schedule online and get your tickets to catch a game at The Depot at Cleburne Station.
Shakespeare in the Park
This spring, the Cleburne Chamber of Commerce and Plaza Theatre Company present Shakespeare in the Park, an open-air production in Patrick McGregor Park. Enjoy the notoriously tragic and wicked story of Macbeth with friends and family, June 2-3. All ages are welcome. There is nothing like hearing the immortal words of Shakespeare paired with the natural backdrop of charming Cleburne. Pack a cooler and bring a lawn chair for this heart-pounding thrill ride of a play.