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Bay City

Wild Game and Camofest

Jan. 25

Taste wild game, wine, and craft beer. There is free live entertainment, vendors, downtown shopping,...

Beaumont

Mardi Gras Southeast Texas

Feb. 21-23

Enjoy a family-friendly Mardi Gras celebration with parades, concerts, carnival rides, street entert...

Brownsville

Sombrero Festival

Feb. 27-29

First held in 1986 for the purpose of enhancing the spirit of Charro Days, this festival is now the ...

Crystal Beach

Texas Crab Festival

May 9-11

Cruise on down to Crystal Beach for the 35th annual Texas Crab Festival, now in its new home at Fest...

Dallas

EarthX

April 24-26

Enjoy the world’s largest environmental expo, conference, and film festival. Founded in 2011 as Ea...

Edinburg

Fiesta Edinburg and Parade

Feb. 20-23

Edinburg Chamber's largest annual celebration is not only a big party, but it also honors an importa...

Fredericksburg

Luckenbach Blues Festival

Jan. 18

The 13th annual blues festival is an all-day celebration featuring local, regional, and Texas blues ...

Hill Country Gem and Mineral Show

Jan. 18-19

The 51st annual gem and mineral show, organized by the Fredericksburg Rockhounds, includes artifacts...

Hill Country Indian Artifact Show

Jan. 25

Find a wide variety of some of the finest Native American artifacts from Texas and the United States...

Granbury

General Granbury Birthday Bash and Cookoff

March 21-22

General Granbury would be 189 years old this year! Come out and celebrate the town's namesake with c...

Hamilton

Spring Fling

March 9

The annual event includes a selection of speakers, lunch, a silent auction, vendors, and door prizes...

Hearne

Crossroads Home Town Festival

April 18

The third annual festival features food, crafts, and handmade items. There is music from all culture...

Henderson

Mardi Gras Gumbo Cookoff

Feb. 22

Presented by the Henderson Main Street advisory board, this event includes all-you-can-eat gumbo, a ...

Jefferson

Pulpwood Queen Girlfriend Weekend

Jan. 16-18

At this one-of a-kind fun-filled weekend, book lovers (guys and gals) get to meet and mingle with au...

Jefferson Quilt Show

Jan. 24-25

The Jefferson Quilt Show is becoming one of the largest events in East Texas, displaying handmade qu...

Kerrville

Renaissance Festival

Jan. 24-26; Feb. 1-2

Open rain, shine, or cold. Travel back in time to the Middle Ages and experience a fun-filled, famil...

Kilgore

Christmas Market at Avalon Faire

Dec. 14, 21

Experience a Christmas market fit for a king at the medieval-themed venue of Avalon Faire. The marke...

La Porte

San Jacinto Day Festival

April 18

Celebrating the victory of Texas Independence at the Battle of San Jacinto on April 1836, this famil...

Laredo

Laredo Birding Festival

Feb. 5-8

This festival highlights over 200 species of spectacular birds. Laredo is a dynamic city that bridge...

Lubbock

Pancake Festival

Feb. 22

For the 68th year, the Lubbock Lions Club hosts the largest Pancake Festival in the world to support...

Mckinney

Krewe of Barkus Mardi Gras Dog Parade

Feb. 23

Historic downtown McKinney calls in all dogs and dog lovers for a dog parade, costume contest, and d...

Mission

Wild Gardening Festival

April 18-21

Presenters share their knowledge and experience with gardeners, from newbie to naturalist-level, in ...

Nocona

Mardi Gras Nocona Style

Feb. 20-22

Visit downtown Nocona for three days of family- and dog-friendly fun. Enjoy food, parades, music, cr...

Paige

Texas Viking Festival

Dec. 14, 15, 21, 22

The Texas Viking Festival is a music, culture, and entertainment festival that takes place just east...

Pflugerville

Deutschen Pfest

May 15-17

Pflugerville’s most popular pfestival, the Deutschen Pfest is always bursting with pfun beginning ...

Plano

Train Show

Jan. 18-19

The Dallas area Train Show offers two full days of clinics and home layout tours for model train afi...

Rockport

Gospel Music Festival 

Jan. 10-12

This event features numerous gospel groups from around the nation, including Rockport's Gospel Force...

Bountiful Bowl

Feb. 8

Potters from around the world sale their works at this pottery fair that's open to the public and be...

Clay Expo

Feb. 8-9

A showcase for ceramicists that offers a gallery art walk, solo exhibits, pottery demonstrations, an...

San Antonio

San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo

Feb. 6-23

Established in 1949, the annual San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo has grown to be one of the largest ...

Armed Forces River Parade

May 16

A free parade dedicated to the men and women in all branches of the United States Armed Forces, this...

South Padre Island

Winter Outdoor Wildlife Expo

Jan. 21-25

This five-day exposition is a family-friendly way to learn about the wildlife and environment of the...

SPI Kite Fest

Jan. 30-Feb. 1

What started out as a mere "fun fly" is now one of the biggest kite festivals in the country....

South Padre Island Chili Expo

Feb. 8

SPICE is an annual fundraising event organized by the volunteers of Walk for Women, a nonprofit that...

Surfside Beach

Surfside Food and Art Festival

Jan. 25

The third annual festival includes a chili cookoff, art for sale, a kite show, and live music. ...

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