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Bluebonnet Festival gets Reckless Kelly

Reckless Kelly performs April 9 at the 39th annual Bluebonnet Festival in Burnet. Courtesy photo

Reckless Kelly headlines the 39th annual Bluebonnet Festival, which is April 8-10 in Burnet. The Mighty Thomas Carnival opens April 7 and continues through the rest of the festival.

Along with live music and the carnival, the Bluebonnet Festival features a grand parade and pet parade, arts and crafts vendors, races, a classic car show, games and contests, children's activities, and food and drinks. Most events take place around the courthouse square.

Highlights from the schedule are:

APRIL 7-10

Mighty Thomas Carnival:

  • 5-10 p.m. April 7
  • 5-11 p.m. April 8
  • 11 a.m.-11 p.m. April 9
  • noon-5 p.m. April 10


  • Opening ceremonies, 5:30-6 p.m.
  • Pet parade, 5:45-6:30 p.m.
  • Street dance with Departure ATX, 8-10 p.m.


  • Kids' K, YMCA 5K, 10K, Senior 2K, starting at 8 a.m. and 8:15 a.m.
  • Lakes Area Rods and Classics car show, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • Grand parade, 11 a.m.-noon
  • Demolition Derby, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
  • Reckless Kelly performance, 9:45-11:15 p.m.


  • Wiener dog race, 1-3 p.m.

Find a full schedule and more information on the Bluebonnet Festival website.

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