Between Austin, San Antonio, Houston & Bryan/College Station
Welcome to Smithville, Texas!
We are always happy to see new faces in our community!
Come spend time in our many Parks, shop our local businesses, eat at our terrific restaurants, and check out the galleries and public art Keeping Smithville Quirky in our eclectic Richard D. Latham Cultural District!
There’s always something happening in Smithville!
Smithville hosts festivals in every season.
Longstanding festivals like Jamboree (established in 1958) and the Festival of Lights (established in 1987) as well as newer events, like the Texas Photo Festival, the Airport Fly In, and Airing of the Quilts are sure to please everyone in the family. You won't find a weekend with "nothing to do" if you want to do something around here. For more information about events and activities, Explore Bastrop County will keep you informed of just about everything going on in and around Smithville.
Other Highlights for Visitors
Smithville is bigger than it looks!
Although the city's population is under 4,000, Smithville boasts the only Airport in Bastrop County, supports national programs like StoryCorps@Your Library, and has easy access to State and Local Parks. A few of the highlights in our community are:
- Crawford Municipal Airport
- Richard D. Latham Cultural District
- Smithville Public Library
- Buescher State Park/Bastrop State Park
- Frisbee Golf
- Colorado River: Access at Riverbend Park and at the Smithville Boat Ramp
- Skate Park
Spend a few days to see it all!
Smithville makes a great final destination with lots of small-town charm, friendly people, historic places, and things to do and see. We are also a great central location for a quiet evening after taking day trips to many Central Texas sites and cities. We have a wonderful selection of beautiful places you can stay overnight. For more information on Lodging Facilities in the Smithville Area, see the Smithville Area Chamber of Commerce Directory.
COVID-19 UPDATE: CITY FACILITY CLOSURES
The City of Smithville will close all public access to city facilities until further notice effective Friday, March 20, 2020 at 8:00 am. This includes City...read more >
BLOCKED UPRR CROSSING AT LIVE OAK AND FM2571
As many citizens are aware, the off-system bridge (built in 1936) on 4th Avenue over Gazley Creek was ordered CLOSED for public safety by the Texas Departm...read more >
Gazley Creek Bridge at 4th Avenue CLOSED
The off-system bridge at 4th Avenue over Gazley Creek was ordered CLOSED for public safety by the Texas Department of Transportation (TXDOT) at 10:25 am on...read more >