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Things To Do in Texas This Weekend: June 23-25

Written by , published June 21, 2017

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The longest day of the year has come and gone, but there's still time to enjoy the long days of summer with watermelon seed-spitting contests in Luling, a wacky festival and race through Austin, and food trucks galore in legendary Luckenbach Texas.

Find more exciting things to do using the Texas Highways Events Calendar database.

Luling Watermelon Thump

Luling: June 22-25
Four fun-filled days include a parade, continuous live entertainment, a world championship seed-spitting contest, a carnival, and arts and crafts.

Polish Festival Days (Polski Dzien)

Bremond: June 23-24
The town celebrates its Polish roots along Main Street with the Polish Pickle 5K race; traditional food, drinks, and Polish music; crafts vendors; and a street dance featuring Gordon Collier Band with Wade Bowen.

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Keep Austin Weird Fest and 5K

Austin: June 24
Anything is possible at this decade-old Austin extravaganza. Unofficially known as "the slowest 5K you will ever run," this is designed for amusement and fun. Head to the Long Center for the Performing Arts and run, skip, or race through the streets of downtown Austin wearing your wackiest costume.

Bandera Riverfest

Bandera: June 24
Head to Bandera City Park for river activities, arts and crafts, children's activities, music, and more along the banks of the Medina River. Enjoy a car show and parts swap meet, and enter the barbecue contest or the "Bandera Idol" competition.

Hill Country Food Truck Festival

Luckenbach: June 24 
The fourth annual event features a food lovers' paradise of food trucks, wine, beer, and live music in legendary Luckenbach Texas. 

Tomato Round-Up

Dripping Springs: June 24
This annual festival celebrates gardeners and toasts summer's juiciest crop. "The Triangle" at Veteran's Memorial Park will host the day's competitions—from the smallest cherries to the largest slicers and richest heirlooms.

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"Sopheap Pich"

Dallas: June 24-Jan. 7, 2017
The Crow Collection of Asian Art premieres a new exhibition of the work of Sopheap Pich, recognized today as Cambodia's most internationally prominent contemporary artist. The exhibition will feature a 25-foot long sculpture of rattan and bamboo.  

Jim Bowie Days

Bowie: Through June 24
From Pelham Park to downtown Bowie, the fun and excitement of Jim Bowie Days fills this community with the Western spirit. Events include a bass tournament at Lake Amon Carter, a frog jumping contest, a quilt show, Indian artifact show, downtown parade, food, music, and, of course, every night there is some type of rodeo event. The week concludes with a rodeo dance at the Bowie Community Center.

Juneteenth Heritage Celebration

Washington: June 24
Observe the day approximately 250,000 enslaved Texans were declared free in 1865, and celebrate the rich African-American heritage and culture of the Brazos Valley, past and present. This new program for Washington on the Brazos State Historic Site includes artifact exhibits, art displays, guest speakers such as historians and genealogists, living history buffalo soldiers and cowboys, music, food, and more.

Pride Houston Festival and Parade

Houston: Through June 25
More than 300,000 people attend this weeklong celebration each year, making it the second largest parade in Houston and the largest Pride Parade or LGBT gathering in the Southwestern United States. 

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