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Community Connections: Local Volunteering Opportunities

There are an endless number of ways that a person can spend their free time, but few are as nurturing to both the individual and others as volunteering. The need for volunteers across many areas has only increased in recent years, making volunteers even more vital to many non-profits and charities.


If you have a heart for giving back, consider donating your time and skills to some of these organizations around Kyle and beyond. 


Provide a Meal


One of the best ways to give back to the community is by giving a meal. Roughly 1 in 8 Texans don’t know where their next meal is coming from, but there are thankfully a variety of organizations in our area working to change this. 


Hays County Food Bank: This area food bank serves an average of 153,000 individuals every year. In addition to providing food, it also helps to provide people with job opportunities to reduce the risk of hunger. A variety of volunteer opportunities are open to both individuals and groups.


Meals on Wheels: Whether it’s because of a lack of a vehicle or disability, many adults don’t have a means of getting to the grocery store. Meals on Wheels is an army of dedicated volunteers who cook delicious and nutritious meals for residents and then bring those meals to them. Through this volunteer work, they’re able to serve over 5,000 residents in Central Texas. 


Spread Community Goodwill


Women of Unity: This local non-profit is dedicated to helping women of all ages and backgrounds find their purpose and make a positive change in their lives, families, and communities. The program is always in need of women who want to help other women through life/career coaching, prayer support, and other mentoring needs. 


Adopt a Street: Taking pride in how one’s community looks is always a good thing, and the City of Kyle has a way for residents and groups to do just that. To help keep Kyle beautiful, organizations, businesses, and individuals can adopt one mile of a street and volunteer to keep it looking good through clean-up days four times a year. 


Keep The Party Going


Kyle has some fantastic community events many of these simply wouldn’t be possible without volunteer help. 


Pie in the Sky Festival: Kyle’s famous hot air balloon and pie extravaganza draws thousands of visitors every year. To make this event a standout success year after year, dozens of volunteers are needed to help with parking, ticketing, vendor services, and parking. If you’d like to help, email Lauren at llyons@cityofkyle.com 


Holiday on the Square: Each Christmas, Mary Kyle Hartson City Square Park is transformed into a holiday wonderland with a tree lighting, carolers, Santa appearances, and food and drink vendors. Volunteers are part of the holiday magic that to keep this tradition alive. While this year’s event is still months away, it’s never too early to be thinking about how you can get involved when December rolls around.

Volunteering is a great way to strengthen community connections and build up the place you call home. If you’d like to find a home in Kyle, reach out to the Crosswinds team to learn more.

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Upcoming 2024 Events in Kyle, Texas

The year has just started but already there’s a lot happening in Kyle. From winter through the spring and into summer and fall, there are plenty of fun events for families going on throughout the year. 

Valentine’s Day Dance for People with Disabilities – This special dance party for guests with physical disabilities is going down February 9 from 5:30 – 8 PM at the Gemstone Palace on Bunton Creek Road. The Valentine’s Day-themed dance party will have a DJ, giveaway prizes, snacks, games, photo opportunities, and lots more! Admission is free, but you do need to make a reservation. 

Easter at the Train Depot: Hop on by the historic Kyle Train Depot over Easter weekend for this special community event. Starting on Saturday, March 30, at around 10 AM, families can come by for photos with the Easter bunny, cookies, and lemonade. This event is completely free and is sure to be a fun way to celebrate the holiday. 

Kyle Market Days – This ongoing farmers’ market/craft fair is one of our favorite recurring events throughout the year. Beginning the second week of April and running through early November, the community is invited to gather at Mary Kyle Hartson Park from 9 – 2 to enjoy live music, fresh produce, and baked goods, as well as handmade arts and crafts. 

Kyle Fair aTex-Travaganza – There’s no better way to welcome the end of the school year and kick off summer than a day at the fair. Head down to Lake Kyle the weekend of May 17-19 for rides, live music, games, and every kind of carnival food imaginable. It’s also the only fair we know of that aims to bring together people with the name Kyle for a celebration of Kyle!

Independence Day Celebration – Come out and celebrate our nation’s birthday with this community fireworks celebration sponsored by the City of Kyle. While this year’s event hasn’t been fully planned out, last year’s event featured the well-known Austin cover band, The Grooves putting on a free concert prior to the 9:30 PM fireworks show. The event is always free to attend, and there are plenty of visible spots to watch the show around downtown Kyle. 

Kyle Pie in the Sky Festival – Perhaps Kyle’s most well-known event is this annual hot air balloon festival. This year’s event will take place August 30-31 and feature over a dozen vibrantly colored hot air balloons. In addition to hot air balloon rides, there will be live music lineup, pie baking and eating contests, and plenty of other food to satisfy your appetite. 

Founders’ Day Parade – Everyone is welcome to come out the second weekend in October to share in the town’s birthday celebration at the annual Founders’ Parade. Kyle’s founding dates all the way back to 1880, and this family-friendly event will kick off the parade around noon before concluding with a small celebration at Mary Kyle Hartson Park during Kyle Market Days. 

Daily Events – While the above events are some of the bigger events happening in our community, there are plenty of smaller events you can attend every day. From bird walks to yoga, movie nights, and city board meetings, your best way to stay up-to-date with what’s going on in Kyle is to check out the City Calendar

Needless to say, there’s a lot to love about living in Kyle. If you’d like to find your dream home here, reach out to us to learn more about the Crosswinds master-planned community.