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Things To Do in Texas This Weekend: May 18-20

Written by , published May 14, 2018

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Make the weekend count with our picks of the best festivals, concerts, and tournaments happening across the Lone Star State—from San Antonio's annual Culinaria Wine + Food Festival to the 34th annual Main Street Fest in Grapevine.

Pasadena Strawberry Festival

Pasadena: May 18-20 
The 45th annual event offers a cookoff, a mud volleyball contest, the world's largest strawberry shortcake, a children's area, pig races, a circus/thrill show, a petting zoo, pony rides, a Yo-Yo expert, juggling, 280 vendors, a carnival, concerts and local entertainers, and more fun. 

AT&T Byron Nelson

Dallas: May 14-20
One of North Texas' biggest sports attractions, the tournament celebrates its 50th anniversary having raised more than $155 million since its inception in 1968—making it the most financially successful charity event on the PGA Tour. All proceeds benefit Momentous Institute, which serves 6,000 kids and family members directly each year through mental health and education programs, research, and training. 

Santa Rosa Roundup Parade and Rodeo

Vernon: May 16-19
A downtown parade features the official "Ambassadors on Horseback," the Santa Rosa Palomino Club. Afterward, head out to the Santa Rosa Rodeo grounds for some barbecue sponsored by the Lion's Club, then get ready for rodeo—complete with muttin' bustin', a calf scramble, ride the hide, ranch bronc riding, PRCA rough stock, and timed events. Additional weekend entertainment includes a dance and a live concert.

Culinaria Wine + Food Festival

San Antonio: May 17-20
Authentically Texan and celebrating the confluence of culture in San Antonio's diverse culinary landscape. There's something for everyone during this four-day festival at La Cantera Resort, with dinners, seminars, tastings, and a two-day wine and culinary village full of opportunities to learn, taste, swirl, and eat. 

Babes on the Bay

Rockport: May 18-19
This 18th annual event is the largest one-day women angler fishing tournament in the country. Women from all over Texas and across the country come together for a fun-filled weekend with live bands, vendor booths, and educational outreach. 

East Texas Folk Festival

Huntsville: May 18-20
Step back in time to the 1800s and enjoy folklife demonstrations, children's activities, cultural displays, arts and crafts, guitar workshops, ethnic foods, living history theatre, dulcimer workshops, citizen soldiers, live acoustic music, tale-spinners, museum tours, performances, and costumed historical characters at the Sam Houston Memorial Museum.

Magnolia Days

Columbus: May 18-19 
A fun-filled celebration with live music, food vendors, a biergarten and outdoor wine bar, and an abundance of games and activities for the kids and adults alike—including ring toss, fish pond, face painting, and carriage rides. On Saturday, vendors in the courthouse square will offer a multitude of crafts, jewelry, candles, clothing, soaps, and other items for sale, while the kids can enjoy the bounce house, hoop shoot, rock wall, bungee trampoline, train ride, petting zoo, camel rides, and other carnival-type games. 

Western Frontier Days

Ozona: May 18-19 
The story of Fort Lancaster will come alive with soldiers, settlers, wagons, and live animals. Visitors of the Fort Lancaster State Historic Site can meet the pioneers and soldiers; hear their stories of life on the Texas frontier; and experience daily life through observing cooking demonstrations, soldier duties, livestock, adobe brick making, and the U.S. Army Camel Corps. 

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Taste Addison

Addison: May 18-20
A three-day celebration of food, music, and fun, the event dishes out the best food and flavor from local restaurants with a healthy side of jam at Addison Circle Park.

Main Street Fest—A Craft Brew Experience

Grapevine: May 18-20 
Tap into three full days of festival fun at Grapevine's 34th annual event. Guests will experience live entertainment, more than 75 craft brew from breweries across the country, delicious festival food, a children's area, a carnival and midway, a Texas wine pavilion, artisans and vendors, and more.

Armed Forces River Parade

San Antonio: May 19
This parade is dedicated to the men and women of the United States Armed forces, and features 26 patriotically-decorated floats. On-stage entertainment will serenade the floats through the Arneson River Theatre. 

Ritmo y Canción: Celebrating 300 Years of San Antonio's Historic Missions

San Antonio: May 20
To celebrate the city's 2018 Tricentennial, the San Antonio Choral Society has commissioned a new choral work entitled "El Camino de las Misiones" ("The Road of the Missions") by renowned composer James Syler. Syler'€™s hybrid work captures native, Spanish, and Mexican cultures through traditional music. Specialists from the region will provide unique and authentic instrumental accompaniment. 

KNBT Americana Music Jam

Gruene: May 20
The 22nd annual celebration of Americana music at Gruene Hall, featuring exceptional artists of the genre. Each year's event benefits a local charity. Co-sponsored by Gruene Hall and KNBT 92.1 FM Radio New Braunfels. 

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