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Mineral Wells

Merry Wells Christmas Festival and Lighted Parade

Nov. 28-Dec. 25

This must-do event to kick off the Christmas season is a day-long festival on Nov. 28 that ends with...

Naples

Watermelon Festival

July 24-26

The 82nd festival is one of the biggest events in the area and draws people from far and wide. There...

New Braunfels

Two Ton Tuesdays

June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; July 7, 14, 21, 28; Aug. 4, 11, 18

It wouldn’t be summertime without popular rock-a-billy band Two Tons of Steel holding court in Gru...

Come and Taste It: Meet Texas' Best Winemakers

June 18; July 16; Aug. 20

Sample some of the best wines and craft brews in the state at The Grapevine in Gruene Historic Distr...

Friday Afternoon Club at Gruene Hall

Sept. 4, 11, 18, 25; Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

A Gruene Hall tradition, now in its 22nd year, where hipsters, oldsters, suits, locals, and drifters...

Comal County Fair and Rodeo

Sept. 23-27

As the largest fair in Central Texas, this celebration features numerous events to please everyone i...

Día de Los Muertos Festival

Oct. 24

Honor, remember, and celebrate the lives of deceased loved ones with this Día de los Muertos celebr...

Wurstfest

Nov. 6-15

During the 10-day festival, find a variety of entertainment, food, and fun while celebrating German ...

Heirloom Rubber Stamp and Paper Arts Festival

Nov. 12-14

Immerse yourself in the world of rubber stamping and paper art with this creative festival. Enjoy ar...

Palestine

All Aboard the Texas State Railroad

Sept. 4-Oct. 28

Unplug for a tradition that merges comfort and adventure for the whole family. Vintage steam and die...

Pumpkin Patch Train Ride

Oct. 10-31

Come and stay as long as you like at the Texas State Railroad Pumpkin Patch, which offers hayrides, ...

The Polar Express

Nov. 13-Dec. 27

Fun for every child and child at heart, the Polar Express journey to the North Pole on the Texas Sta...

Pflugerville

Pfall Chili Pfest

Nov. 7

Join in for a pfun time at the 13th annual Pfall Chili Pfest, pfeaturing the chili cookoff and tasti...

Plano

Adult Easter Egg Hunt

Aug. 21 (rescheduled date)

Show up with your flashlight to experience the fierce competition of this adult Easter egg hunt. Sea...

Balloon Festival 2020

Sept. 18-20

Celebrating 41 years of ballooning, this festival is a three-day weekend that offers something for e...

Apparition Expedition

Oct. 9-10

Just in time for Halloween, experience the haunted history of downtown Plano. This guided hike throu...

International Festival

Oct. 10

The International Festival was conceived by Plano’s Multicultural Outreach Roundtable to showcase ...

Music and Arts Festival

Oct. 10-11

The festival is held at the famous Southfork Ranch of "Dallas." Enjoy concerts, fine art displays, a...

Port Aransas

Texas Sandfest

Oct. 2-4

If you love sand castles, then Texas SandFest is the best place in the world to check out some of th...

Post

Stampede Rodeo

Aug. 6-8

Enjoy bull riding, bareback bronc riding, steer wrestling, and other fearless contests, plus a parad...

Round Top

Fall Antiques Fair

Sept. 28-Oct. 3

The Round Top antiques show draws hundreds of vendors and buyers from across the United States. Hunt...

San Angelo

Richard and Pam Salmon Sculpture Competition

Oct. 18, 2019-Aug. 31, 2021

Hosted by the San Angelo Museum of Fine Art, the sixth annual juried sculpture competition has 12 la...

Fort Concho After Dark

Oct. 8

You may have heard the tale behind the tragic death of Edith Grierson, but do you know the story of ...

San Antonio

"America’s Impressionism: Echoes of a Revolution"

June 12-Sept. 6

This exhibition explores the history of American Impressionism, bringing approximately 75 works toge...

Contemporary Drawings

Aug. 27-Jan. 3, 2021

The McNay has long been known for its collection of drawings and watercolors by American modernists....

World Heritage Festival

Sept. 9-13

The fifth annual World Heritage Festival is a collaborative event to celebrate and promote the histo...

Zoo Boo

Sept. 19-Oct. 31

A family-friendly, non-spooky Halloween celebration held every weekend day in September and October,...

Fiesta San Antonio

Nov. 5-15

Alamo City's oldest and biggest festival of the year offers more than 100 events around town, includ...

Zoo Lights

Nov. 19-Dec. 31

Expect a wild night as the zoo decks the halls with jaw-dropping light displays and fills the park w...

San Elizario

The Mission Trail Art Market

June 20, July 18, Aug. 15, Sept. 19, Oct. 17, Nov. 21

Open on the third Saturday of every month through November, this pet-friendly art market takes place...

San Marcos

Texas Water Safari

Sept. 12-16

Billed as the “World’s Toughest Canoe Race,” the Texas Water Safari is a 260-mile long canoe a...

Seguin

Pecan Fest

Oct. 24

Once a year, Seguin breaks out of its shell and throws a big party celebrating the community’s fam...

Serbin

Texas Wendish Festival (CANCELED)

Sept. 27

Learn about the Wendish and their culture. The Wends immigrated to Texas in 1854 from Lusatia, an ar...

Sherman

Christmas in July

July 11

Sherman Main Street’s Christmas in July returns to beautiful, historic Downtown Sherman with more ...

Arts Fest

Sept. 19

The 39th annual Sherman Arts Fest takes place rain or shine on the Municipal Grounds, Ballroom, and ...

A note regarding COVID-19

Due to concerns over the spread of coronavirus, some events have been postponed or canceled. Please make sure to check the event website, social media, or call ahead to confirm an event is still taking place if you are interested in attending.


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