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Alpine

Viva Big Bend

July 29-Aug. 1

Featuring 50-plus bands at more than 10 venues in Alpine, Marfa, Marathon, and Fort Davis, Viva Big ...

Arlington

Mötley Crüe, Def Leppard, Poison, and Joan Jett and the Blackhearts in Concert

Aug. 22

Don't miss one of the greatest rock shows Arlington has ever seen as '80s sensations Mötley Crüe, ...

Austin

"Mexico, the Border and Beyond: Selections from the Juan Antonio Sandoval Jr. Collection"

Dec. 19-Aug. 22

The Sandoval Collection is comprised of over 1,500 artworks, many of them created by Mexican and Lat...

Moontower Comedy Festival

April 16-17, May 15-16, June 25-26

Founded in 2011, this festival offers a diverse mix of comedians, podcasts, and performers from arou...

NASCAR at COTA

May 21-23

The inaugural NASCAR weekend at Circuit of The Americas features the NASCAR Cup Series, Xfinity Seri...

"Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow"

June 19-Nov. 28

Organized by the New-York Historical Society, this exhibition explores the struggle for full citizen...

Bat Fest

Aug. 28

Come see 1.5 million Mexican free-tailed bats emerge from under the Congress Avenue Bridge at dusk. ...

Moontower Comedy Festival

Sept. 22-25, 2021

Established in 2011, this festival offers a diverse mix of comedians, podcasts, and performers from ...

Food and Wine Festival

Nov. 5-7, 2021

The annual culinary extravaganza offers three days of delicious food and wine along with panels and ...

The Wittliff Collections Festival

Nov. 14

The internationally acclaimed collection of Southwest writing, photography, film, and music hosts it...

Bandera

Cowboys On Main

June 5, 12, 19, 26

Find all kinds of free cowboy fun in downtown Bandera every Saturday this summer. Possible activitie...

RiverFest

June 26

Kayak races and rentals, a river rodeo, a car show, live music, children's activities, and a barbecu...

Fourth of July Pet Parade

July 4

All pets—anything you can lead, ride, or carry—are welcomed to participate in this Fourth of Jul...

National Day of the American Cowboy

July 24

Enjoy a fun-filled day around the courthouse with live music, reenactments, arts and crafts, childre...

Blanco

Lavender Festival

June 11-13

More than 100 of the finest arts and crafts vendors, exceptional music, local beer, regional wines, ...

Canyon

Texas Outdoor Musical

May 29-Aug. 14

The official play of Texas is packed full of excitement, with lively songs and dance, good ol’ Tex...

Clute

Great Texas Mosquito Festival

July 29-31

A three-day fun-filled, family event. There are many booths with a variety of foods, along with arts...

Columbus

Magnolia Days Festival

May 14-15

Held on the courthouse square under the shade of 100-year-old live oak and magnolia trees, the Magno...

Independence Day Celebration

July 4

Columbus hosted the very first Fourth of July celebration in the state of Texas in 1826 and the trad...

Corpus Christi

Buc Days

April 29-May 9

Since 1938, the Buccaneer Commission, a nonprofit organization, has annually staged the Buccaneer Da...

Corsicana

AirSho

Oct. 16 (new date)

"The Best Little Airshow in Texas" describes this 22nd annual event with historic airplanes on displ...

Dallas

"Nasher Mixtape"

Feb. 6-Sept. 26

This series of "tracks," or micro-exhibitions, highlight the Nasher Sculpture Center's permanent col...

"The Science of Guinness World Records"

March 6-Sept. 6

Discover the marvels of Guinness World Records attempts and the science (and secrets) behind their t...

"Cinderella"

June 4-5

Ballet North Texas presents "Cinderella," rescheduled from its original spring 2020 premier date. Th...

The Mic Drop Experience

June 19

Black Lava Films and Ergon Entertainment present "Mic Drop: The Culture of Christian Hip Hop" — th...

Del Rio

George Paul Memorial Xtreme Bull Riding

May 21-22

Named after bull-riding champion George Paul, who set a world record for successful rides (79) and p...

Denton

Materials Hard and Soft

Feb. 5-May 8

The 34th annual Materials Hard and Soft International Contemporary Craft Competition and Exhibition...

El Paso

Viva! El Paso

June-July

Enjoy El Paso’s own outdoor musical extravaganza, in the McKelligon Canyon Amphitheatre. This colo...

Billy the Kid Festival

June 5-6

An Old West gunfight, ghost tour, and performances of the play "1876: Billy the Kid" are just a few ...

Elgin

Juneteenth Street Dance and Parade

June 11-12

Elgin's annual Juneteenth celebration kicks off with vendors in Veterans’ Memorial Park on Friday ...

Flatonia

90 Miles on 90

June 4-5

More than 90 miles of yard sales and farmers markets are set up for browsing and shopping along US 9...

Fort Worth

"John Wayne: An American Experience"

Dec. 4, 2020-Dec. 31, 2021

Sprawling over 10,000 square feet, this exhibit at the Fort Worth Stockyards is structured to give y...

"An-My Lê: On Contested Terrain"

April 18-Aug. 8

Featuring photographs from a selection of the Vietnamese-American photographer's five major bodies o...

Juneteenth

June 1-19

Juneteeth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States. ...

"Sean Scully: The Shape of Ideas"

June 20-Oct. 10

The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth presents a major retrospective exhibition of Sean Scully’s mos...

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