The theater group here is called the Carnegie Players. There are several city-fests in Cleburne, such as: Mayfest, Springfest, or Oktoberfest. There are many active girl and boy scout groups. The boy scouts have annual Pinewood Derby races with wooden cars. The girl scouts have yearly celebrations called Favorite Fellow Day where all the girl scout troops come bring food, share food, provide troop-made entertainment, and bring their 'Favorite Fellow,' usually their dad.

Layland Museum

Cleburne has its own museum for the community, Johnson County historical relics, early Texana, comprehensive Indian artifacts dating from pre-Columbian cultures, fossils, and genealogy records. Find out more about the Layland Museum.

Splash Station

Splash Station is now the premiere venue for aquatic recreation in Johnson County. This state-of-the-art facility, located in Cleburne’s historic Hulen Park, is surrounded by several stately trees, walking trails, pavilions, and Buffalo Creek. The Aquatics Center features two pools: an eight-lane, 25-yard fitness pool with two one-meter diving boards; and a zero-entry leisure pool.

The fitness pool is designed for year-round use; it is covered with an air-dome so that you can enjoy a warm day at the pool no matter what the weather is outside. The leisure pool incorporates two large slides, a vortex pool, current channel, spray ground, and an interactive play feature. For the little ones, a zero-entry toddler dish pool with a cushioned whale fountain feature is just right.

Antique Alley

We have a semi-annual event called "Antique Alley." The downtown streets of Cleburne to FM 4 are full of antiques, collectibles, arts, crafts, food, entertainment, and more. The sale is normally held the third full weekends of April and September.

Cleburne Sports Complex

Located at 900 All Star Parkway in Cleburne, this complex is designed for the sports-minded youth. The new complex provides a variety of fields where young people can demonstrate good sportsmanship while receiving quality sport instruction. The sports complex consists of seven baseball fields, two football fields, and 20 soccer fields. Other features include four concession stands, four sets of restrooms, and generous parking grounds.

Funds for construction of this project are from the 4B Sales Tax, which was passed in August 2001. Estimated cost is $7 million dollars.

Cleburne State Park

This park is 498 scenic acres, offering:
  • Boat rentals
  • Camping
  • Fishing
  • Groceries
  • Group camp facilities
  • Hiking trails
  • Rest rooms and showers
  • Picnicking
  • Swimming
  • Trailer facilities
The park contains a wildlife refuge and the 116-acre Cedar Lake. It is 12 miles southwest of Cleburne, on U.S. Highway 67 along Park Road 21.

Lake Pat Cleburne

This 1,550-acre municipal lake is owned by City of Cleburne. It is locally popular for water sports, including fishing, swimming, skiing, power boating, and sailing. There are several lakeside service facilities for boatmen and anglers. It is about five miles west of Cleburne via U.S. Highway 67, but also accessible from Glen Rose.