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Things To Do in Texas This Weekend: July 27-29

Written by , published July 23, 2018

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Dance in the desert at Viva Big Bend, enter the mosquito legs contest at the Great Texas Mosquito Festival, or stomp grapes at Messina Hof's annual Harvest Festival.

Viva Big Bend

Alpine, Marfa, Fort Davis, and Marathon: July 26-29 
More than 60 live shows will take place during the festival's seventh year, featuring a wide range of music genres. Concerts are held in at least 10 venues in Alpine, Marfa, Fort Davis, and Marathon. 

Great Texas Mosquito Festival

Clute: July 26-28 
A fun-filled family event featuring booths with a variety of foods, along with arts and crafts and more. The carnival provides three days of fun for children and adults. Live entertainment caps off each evening. 

Watermelon Festival

Naples: July 26-27 
This 80th annual event includes a parade, street dance, arts-and-crafts vendors, games, and ice-cold watermelon. 

Summer Artisan Show

San Antonio: July 27-29 
Vendors display and sell beautiful handmade merchandise along the San Antonio River Walk. Artisans are different for each show but usually include pottery, textiles, jewelry, woodwork, paintings, beadwork, and more. 

Texas Heroes Hall of Honor

Bandera: July 27 
The Frontier Times Museum celebrates the National Day of the American Cowboy by inducting great Texans into their Texas Heroes Hall of Honor. 

Dripping Springs Fair and Rodeo

Dripping Springs: July 27-29 
Dripping Springs Ranch Park will showcase rodeo skills, food and drink, beer, live music, entertainment. Bring your entire family out to enjoy arts and crafts vendors and kids activities. 

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Harvest Festival

Bryan and Fredericksburg: July 27
Messina Hof Winery kicks off its 41st annual harvest at both its Bryan and Fredericksburg locations with a month of experiences including grape picking and stomping, wine tasting classes, specialty dinners, and an inside look at the Texas wine industry with CEO & Winemaker Paul M. Bonarrigo. 

Butterfield Festival

Monahans: July 28
Head to the Ward County Coliseum for a pie auction, horseshoe and washer tournaments, bull rides, barbecue, and dancing. 

National Dance Day

Beaumont: July 28
The fifth annual celebration of dance includes traditional dance, jazzercise, salsa, belly dance, and more. The event resembles a recital/dance party with performances from a variety of area dance groups and plenty of line dancing for audience participation. Lauren Froderman, winner of Season 7 of "So You Think You Can Dance," will be making her third appearance. 

National Cowboy Day at Fort Concho

San Angelo: July 28
The event begins with a classic cowboy breakfast at 9 a.m. followed by performances by the Concho Cowboy Company. Activities will be in the Barracks 5-6 Courtyard on Henry O. Flipper Street on the fort’s northeast corner. After the program, the American Plains Artists Show will open at 10 a.m. in the Quartermasters Building.

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