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Fredericksburg

175th Anniversary Opening Weekend Ceremonies

May 7-9

The town of Fredericksburg is throwing a big three-day bash for its 175th birthday. The festivities ...

Luckenbach Food Truck Festival

June 26

Taste all the offerings at food trucks from the San Antonio, Austin, and Fredericksburg region, plus...

Hill Country Film Festival

July 29-Aug. 1

"The Best Little Film Festival in Texas" celebrates independent film; screens more than 90 independ...

"Always…Patsy Cline"

Aug. 13-15, 20-22

Fredericksburg Theater Company presents this tribute to the legendary country singer who died tragic...

Gillespie County Fair

Aug. 26-29

The Gillespie County Fair is the oldest continuous county fair in Texas and marks its 133rd year thi...

Freeport

Fishin' Fiesta

June 30-July 4

Since 1947, fishing enthusiasts have been drawn to this fishing tournament each year in the hopes of...

Kidfest

Aug. 7

All the fun a kid can want is at Kidfest, featuring a waterslide, petting zoo, games, hot dogs, musi...

Fulton

Babes on the Bay

May 14-15

This 20th annual event, the largest one-day women angler fishing tournament in the country, features...

Oysterfest

March 3-6, 2022

(Event postponed to March 3-6, 2022) This event features live entertainment, food, arts and crafts, ...

Galveston

Galveston Island Beach Revue

May 14-15

Galveston’s vintage past meets present-day fun for the 13th annual Galveston Island Beach Revue. T...

AIA Sandcastle Competition

Aug. 21

The AIA SandCastle Competition is a fundraising event for AIA Houston and the ArCH Foundation as wel...

Goliad

Wayback Wednesdays

June 2-July 28

The history of Presidio La Bahia, Texas' only fully restored Spanish presidio, is brought to life ev...

Graham

Food Truck Championship of Texas

June 5

One of the largest downtown squares in the U.S. is taken over by food trucks of all varieties compet...

Houston

Texas Master Series: James C. Wakins

Jan. 30-May 8

Houston Center for Contemporary Craft presents this solo exhibition by Lubbock ceramicist and educat...

Anri Sala's "Time No Longer "

March 12-Dec. 12

A newly commissioned artwork by multimedia artist Anri Sala (b. 1974 Tirana, Albania), "Time No Long...

"The Mountain That Does Not Describe a Circle"

April 17-July 25

Paper's ubiquity in people's lives renders it invisible in a way, passing through their hands for fu...

Livestock Show and Rodeo (CANCELED)

May 4-23

Over the years, more than 2 million people annually attend Houston's livestock show and rodeo. The e...

"9ja Vision: The Fiber and Mixed-Media Work of Joy O. Ude"

June 5-Sept. 11

Houston Center for Contemporary Craft presents this solo exhibition by the Texas-based artist. For m...

Fun Summer Vibes

June 8

Children's Museum Houston is reopening with this “tropi-cool” paradise destination for families ...

Irving

"Lonesome Dove: Photographs by Bill Wittliff"

March 6-July 11

Capturing the sweeping visual imagery of the original miniseries, the "Lonesome Dove" exhibition p...

Kerrville

Folk Festival

May 27-31

Featuring songwriters of national and international acclaim, the Kerrville Folk Festival is the long...

Festival of the Arts

May 29-30

More than 100 artists working in a variety of media including painting, sculpture, jewelry, glass, a...

"The Two Gentlemen of Verona"

June 4-5

Enjoy Shakespeare in the park with the Bard's classic comedy about friendship, infidelity, love, and...

Urban Cowboy Reunion

June 18

Country music legends Mickey Gilley and Johnny Lee celebrate the 40th anniversary of the smash-hit f...

Robert Earl Keen's Fourth on the River

July 4

Starting at noon, this Fourth of July celebration features a beer garden, food, vendor booths, famil...

Symphony of the Hills in Concert

Aug. 26

Symphony of the Hills presents "Homecoming," a concert featuring the return of former Symphony of th...

The Blackwood Singers in Concert

Aug. 28

Straight from their home at the Americana Theater in Branson, Missouri, the Blackwood Singers visit ...

Mountain Bike Fest

Oct. 23-24, 2021

The largest mountain bike festival in Texas appeals to families as well as a wide variety of outdoor...

Lake Jackson

"Apron Strings: Ties to the Past"

June 16-Aug. 11

This museum exhibit features 51 vintage and contemporary ways that the apron has been viewed as an e...

Rubber Duck Regatta

July 4

Get out on Oyster Creek for some kayak and canoe fun. Teams compete to be one of the first 20 boats ...

Firecracker 4 Run

July 4

Stretch those legs and wear your best sneakers for this 4-mile run through the neighborhoods of Lake...

Luling

Watermelon Thump

June 24-27

Since 1954, the Luling Watermelon Thump has celebrated the growers and the town's watermelon market....

Marble Falls

Mayfest

May 5-8

Celebrate spring in the Hill Country with local craft beer and wine tents, live concerts, and a carn...

Mckinney

“Journey Stories”

May 4-Sept. 4

The Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service hosts this exhibit where visitors navigate ...

The Ghostly Hauntings at Chestnut Square

June 19

Spend two hours in the dark in the historic homes at Chestnut Square. The tour starts with audio and...

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