Just 15 miles north of the state capitol in Austin, Round Rock is one of the nation’s fastest-growing and economically vibrant cities.
Even though we're The Sports Capital of Texas, there's still plenty of entertainment in town that doesn't involve a ball, a stadium or a scoreboard. Check out these attractions when you're off the field.
From business meetings to basketball tournaments, and everything in between, Round Rock has you covered. Our flexible facilities and high-end amenities will make your next event a sure success.
Relax at one of the many hotels in Round Rock. Whether you're looking for business facilities, comfortable amenities or just a firm bed to rest after the big game, there is an option for you.
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Friday, October 6, 2017 – 5:00pm-10:00m
Saturday, October 7, 2017 – 10:00am-7:00pm
This large-scale festival is produced by our 501c3 nonprofit arts organization, and we could not launch Chalk Walk and Arts Festival each year without the support of our generous sponsors, volunteers, board members, and other members of the community.
The thousands in attendance – comprised of residents of and visitors to the area – come to downtown Round Rock to enjoy chalk artists creating artwork on the streets of the festival groups, musicians, vocal groups, theatrical performances, food and drinks, and children’s performances by local organizations and schools. Not only is it great fun, but Chalk Walk and Festival also has an economic impact of over $380,000 on our community!
Round Rock Arts’ goal is to provide a celebration of the arts accessible to all, so admission to Chalk Walk and Festival is free. Art is the theme and chalk is the medium. From start to finish, participating artists will create art in full view of the public, who are encouraged to interact with the artists as they use their amazing talents to create beautiful “murals.” That the paintings disappear at the end of the festival makes their beauty even more appealing. We have created new cash prize categories this year, including: Best of Show; Second Place; Third Place; Best Representation of Round Rock; Best Animal; Best Figure; Best Copy of a Famous Masterpiece; Best New Comer (first-time artist); and Most Creative.
Other new features for this year include Uncle Lucius as the Friday night headliner concert. As with all other performances during this festival, this performance is free. Also on Friday evening, we’ll host The Art Institute of Austin’s “High School Food Truck Battle,” in which teams of culinary students from area high schools and the Art Institute of Austin team up for the battle of ultimate flavor supremacy. Winning dishes will be determined by votes from festival attendees, with the winning student team receiving a scholarship prize!
Location: Centennial Plaza, 301 W. Bagdad Street