Paddleboarders float below the Waco Railroad Bridge East.

Waco

Travel Region

Prairies and Lakes

Population

140,000

Enjoy a refreshing break from the traffic of I-35 with outdoor recreation among the hills and cliffs of Cameron Park, visit the zoo, tour the birthplace of Dr Pepper, or take a trip to one of the city’s diverse museums.

Upcoming Events

Texas Sports Hall of Fame Bob Lilly Celebrity Golf Classic

June 17-18

Bear Ridge Golf Club, 1000 Bear Ridge Drive

Over Father's Day weekend, join in for the 25th annual Bob Lilly Celebrity Golf Classic. Play golf with some of your favorite Texas inductee/athletes, and don't miss the auction.

tshof.org/bob-lilly-celebrity-golf-tournament.html

Duel on the Brazos

July 16-17

Brazos Park East , 3516 N. MLK Jr. Blvd.

See drag boats rip through the water at high speed. The Southern Drag Boat Association is one of the oldest drag boat racing organizations in the country.

sdbaracing.com/schedule

Deep in the Heart Film Festival

July 21-24

Waco Hippodrome , 724 Austin Ave.

This is an unparalleled arts event, bringing filmmakers and the Waco community together to experience movies, educational sessions, and networking parties. You'll find films here from major film festivals, including Cannes, Sundance, SXSW, Tribeca, Toronto, and Austin.

deepintheheartff.com

Beast of the Brazos

Sept. 11

Indian Springs Park, 101 S University Parks Drive

The Beast of the Brazos is an open-water swim in between the banks of the Brazos River in Waco. This swim features a similar route as Ironman Waco and Ironman 70.3 Waco with 1.2- and 2.4-mile route options. All registered swimmers receive a swim cap and T-shirt, as well as a finisher’s medal.

runsignup.com/race/events/tx/waco/beastofthebrazos

Waco Wild West 100 Bike Ride

Sept. 24

Heritage Square, 300 Austin Ave.

The Waco Wild West 100 has been around since 1985. All volunteer driven and a nonprofit, the ride’s goals are to encourage and motivate people to cycle, to promote safe riding and camaraderie, as well as to donate to local nonprofits. Rain or shine, this year's bike tour through Central Texas benefits the Be The Match Registry.

wacowildwest100.com

Cultural Arts Fest

Sept. 30-Oct. 2

Indian Springs Park, 100 Washington Ave.

Bring out your inner artist at Cultural Arts Fest. Festivities include art activities, music, and food. Free for all ages.

wacoartsfest.org

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