Spring in Cleburne means outdoor festivals, family fun and competitive sports—made even better with the return of the Cleburne Railroaders minor league baseball team playing at The Depot at Cleburne Station. Grab your ball caps and head to Cleburne this spring for baseball and more! Here is our list of the top events taking place in Cleburne, Texas this spring.
1. Plaza Academy’s Spring Carnival
Come celebrate springtime and the return of the Plaza Theatre in Downtown Cleburne with carnival rides, food vendors, drinks and plenty of fun activities to enjoy. The festival will take place at Hulen Park , April 15-19, 2021. The event is free to the public.
2. Antique Alley and Yard Sale
This spring, Downtown Cleburne (along with other several nearby small towns) will be hosting an Antique Alley show. The event attracts local businesses and private antique vendors to come together and showcase their best goods. Guests can browse through hundreds of antiques in pristine condition along with original artworks done by local talent. Live music and food vendors will also be present, making this a fun shopping event for the whole family. Other participating locations include Grandview, Maypearl, and Waxahachie (all within a 25-mile radius). This three-day event will be held from April 16 to 18, 2021.
3. Cinco de Mayo
The Cinco de Mayo festivities are happening on May 1, 2021in Cleburne. On that day, Hulen Park will be loaded with vendors selling their best Mexican imports and authentic dishes. Guests can watch live entertainment at the park including student performances, dancing horses, Mariachi, and live bands. Bring lawn chairs, picnic blankets and coolers and plan to stay a while. The event is free to the public and lasts from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
4. The Bluegrass on the Trail Spring Festival
There’s no better way to bring in the spring season than with live music! The Bluegrass on the Trail Festival at Chisholm Trail Outdoor Museum will take place May 14-15, 2021, featuring live music by local top performers such as Pocket Change and Bosque River Band. This family-friendly outdoor event will have vendors, food trucks and activities for the entire family. Admission is $10 for Friday (6-9pm), $15 for Saturday (11am-9pm) or $20 for both days. $25 for VIP tickets for Saturday with chuckwagon dinner. Admission covers the concert and the entire museum. Host hotels for the event include The Liberty Hotel and Holiday Inn & Suites.
5. Railroaders Baseball
The Cleburne Railroaders are back and ready to play ball in their one-of-a-kind railroad theme stadium. If you know your Cleburne history, you know that the city’s baseball team garnered statewide fame in 1906 after it won the Texas League Championship. The minor league baseball team made a comeback in 2017 and are ready to start their fifth season in the American Association. The 2021 season kicks off this spring and runs through the summer. Check out the schedule online and to get your tickets to catch a game at The Depot at Cleburne Station.
Photo Courtesy of: Ken Carmona