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Written by Kimya Kavehkar

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It doesn't cost much to enjoy a weekend in Texas. If you're on the hunt for free fun, head to these events across the state—including (yup, you guessed it!) a variety of Christmas activities.

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It doesn't cost much to enjoy a weekend in Texas. If you're on the hunt for free fun, head to these events across the state—including a mohair fashion show, Christmas celebrations, and a community art project.

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It doesn't cost much to enjoy a weekend in Texas. If you're on the hunt for free fun, head to these events across the state—including holiday craft fairs and Christmas extravaganzas.

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It doesn't cost much to enjoy a weekend in Texas. If you're on the hunt for free fun, head to these events across the state—including free art tours and early winter celebrations.

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It doesn't cost much to enjoy a weekend in Texas. If you're on the hunt for free fun, head to these events across the state—including free admission to state parks, a kid-friendly book festival, and plenty of Veterans Day activities.

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It doesn't cost much to enjoy a weekend in Texas. If you're on the hunt for free fun, head to these events across the state—including a festival celebrating Greek food and culture, live music from the Toadies, and an exotic butterfly extravaganza.

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It doesn't cost much to enjoy a weekend in Texas. If you're on the hunt for free fun, head to these events across the state—including a cemetery tour, a Day of the Dead festival, and a celebration of clay pottery.

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Making chocolate is a true craft—and lucky for us Texans, there are plenty of masters living and working in the state. We’re highlighting just 10 notable shops in celebration of National Chocolate Day (Oct. 28), but make no mistake—there are dozens more we absolutely adore. Whether you’re into truffles, bark, dipped fruit, or just simple chocolate bars, these shrines to sweetness stand out. 

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It doesn't cost much to enjoy a weekend in Texas. If you're on the hunt for free fun, head to these events across the state—including a classic car show, a jazz festival, and an outdoor painting exhibition.

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It doesn't cost much to enjoy a weekend in Texas. If you're on the hunt for free fun, head to these events across the state—including a presidential birthday party, a butterfly bash, and a fiddle contest.

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It doesn't cost much to enjoy a weekend in Texas. If you're on the hunt for free fun, head to these events across the state—including a boot-themed festival, kids’ fishing event, and an art market.

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It doesn't cost much to enjoy a weekend in Texas. If you're on the hunt for free fun, head to these events across the state—including a Halloween-themed instrumental concert, a classic fair, and a beach fundraiser.

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