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Upcoming Events in Gulf Coast

Alvin

Alvin Rotary Frontier Day

April 22-24

The 47th annual Frontier Day, presented by the Alvin Rotary Club, features the popular Frontier Day ...

Bay City

Wild Game and Camofest

Jan. 30

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

Matagorda County Fair and Livestock Show

March 1-6

Organized in 1944, the Matagorda County Fair and Livestock Exposition Association has produced a loc...

Blessing

Palacios Trail Riders' Trail Ride

April 16-17

An auction and dinner kick off the festivities before a trail ride happens the following day. ...

Corpus Christi

Winter Lecture Series

Jan. 20-Feb. 24

On Wednesdays, learn about a variety of unique nature and horticulture topics which define and expla...

Lecture: Kitchen Herbs

March 20

Nueces master gardener Deb Holliday and her “herbie” friends provide expertise into selecting an...

Buc Days

April 29-May 9

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

Lecture: Pollinator Gardens

May 1

Nueces master gardener Deb Houlihan provides expertise on planting a garden to attract a variety of ...

Fulton

Oysterfest

March 4-7

This event features live entertainment, food, arts and crafts, a carnival and parade, and men's and ...

Babes on the Bay

May 14-15

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

Galveston

Mardi Gras! Galveston - CANCELED

Feb. 5-7, 12-14, 16

Galveston is home to the third largest Mardi Gras celebration in the country. The island’s 110th M...

AIA Sandcastle Competition

Aug. 21, 2021 (rescheduled date)

Watch more than 80 teams of architects compete for the best sandcastle design on Saturday. Sandcastl...

Houston

"Estructuras Monumentales"

Oct. 22-April 23

Buffalo Bayou Partnership presents "Estructuras Monumentales," a major exhibition of outdoor sculptu...

"Weave Houston: Celebrating 71 Years of the Contemporary Handweavers of Houston"

Jan. 9-March 6

This exhibit showcases the history and diversity of Contemporary Handweavers of Houston’s membersh...

Calidore String Quartet in Concert

Jan. 26

Celebrating the colorful, musical tapestry of the U.S., as told through three great compositions, th...

Apollon Musagete Quartet with Garrick Ohlsson in Concert - CANCELED

Feb. 18

This Polish string quartet has gained international prominence from its dynamic and charismatic perf...

Creole Heritage Festival

Feb. 20

Guests experience a full day of live music, an assortment of flavorful food from restaurants and foo...

Viano String Quartet in Concert

March 9

Storming the world stage since winning the 2019 Banff Competition, the Viano Quartet premieres with ...

Quatuor Modigliani in Concert

March 25

Back by popular demand, this Parisian ensemble does not disappoint with its lush playing and stylish...

"Sister Act"

April 6-18

When disco diva Deloris Van Cartier witnesses a murder, she is put in protective custody in the one ...

Emerson String Quartet in Concert

April 27

The talents of this legendary quartet are well served with this program, beginning with the lyrical ...

Livestock Show and Rodeo

May 4-23

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

"Come From Away"

May 18-30

Houston's Theatre Under the Stars presents this "New York Times" Critics’ Pick that takes you in...

Comicpalooza

May 21-23

Texas’ largest pop-culture festival draws fans of art, celebrity, comics, films, gaming, and liter...

"Rock of Ages"

Aug. 10-22, 2021

Theatre Under The Stars' all-new production of "Rock of Ages" takes you back to the time of bands wi...

"1776"

Sept. 28-Oct. 10, 2021

Theatre Under The Stars presents the pre-Broadway engagement of "1776." They knew they would make hi...

"The Little Mermaid"

Dec. 6-24

Theatre Under The Stars brings a brand new production of this beloved Disney classic just in time fo...

"South Pacific"

Feb. 9-21, 2022

More timely than ever, this Rodgers and Hammerstein landmark musical proves that even the backdrop o...

Lake Jackson

Bird Banding

Feb. 20

Watch volunteers collect baseline data on bird populations at the sanctuary. The banding station is ...

Mcfaddin

Polo at McFaddin

April 10

This annual fundraiser is held for the Nave Museum and Victoria Regional Museum Association. A day o...

Midfield

Denim and Diamonds

May 13

The Boys and Girls Club of Palacios puts on a dinner and dance to raise money for the organization. ...

Palacios

Matagorda Bay Birdfest

March 19-21

The fourth annual festival is three fun-filled days that include professional birding tours, kayak t...

Breakfast with the Stars

April 17

Palacios Area Fund is having a meet-and-greet for families and children with their favorite cartoon ...

Memorial Commemoration Barbecue Cookoff and Coed Kickball Tourney

May 28-29

In remembrance of Memorial Day, the St. Anthony’s Knights of Columbus Council #6889 holds a fundra...

Port Aransas

First Friday

March 6

On the first Friday of each month, guests are invited to enjoy the latest works of art on view, some...

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