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Join Us for the 2017 Founders Day Festival
The 30th Annual Founders Day, our biggest community event, will be held in downtown Dripping Springs April 21 - 23, 2017.  The three-day celebration kicks off with the Grand Parade and includes: free music and entertainment on two stages, 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. For information about Founders Day, please contact Bonnie Gonzalez at bgonzalez@cityofdrippingsprings.com or call 512-858-4725. 

Festival Hours:   Friday 4- 11 p.m.   Saturday 11 a.m. to 11:30 p. m.   Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

For helpful tips and parking information, click here.

We are now accepting sponsorships for the 2017 Founders Day Festival. Our sponsors allow the admission to remain FREE for this inclusive community-wide event. Please continue scrolling down to find the sponsorship packet with more information.

Thank you to our 2017 Sponsors!

Diamond Level:


Plantinum Level:

Gold Level:

Bronze Level:
High Cotton Home & Design
Smiles of Dripping Springs
Goin' Postal
Premiere Dance Center
Supreme Hardwood Floors
Austin Ridge Bible Dripping Springs
Modern Mortgage
Taylor Morrison

Family Level:
Dripping Springs Water Supply Corporation
June and Jim Baumoel
Dripping Springs Education Foundation
Sunset Canyon Veterinary Clinic
The Sated Sheep
Lone Star Capital Bank
Mt. Olive Church and Preschool
Hill Country Indoor
Prosperity Bank
Pioneer Bank
Ming Yin Acupuncture Clinic
Hill Country Allergy & Asthma
Broadway Bank
Outpost Motel

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We are so grateful for all the support from our generous sponsors.

*All vendor slots as well as parade entries are now full. Thank you for your interest. Please check with us again next year.*

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