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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.

Upcoming Events in Prairies and Lakes

Waco

Heart O' Texas Fair and Rodeo

Oct. 6-16

Extraco Events Center , 4601 Bosque Blvd.

See everything from professional bull riders to mutton bustin' buckaroos. Enjoy live music nightly, calf scrambles, and livestock shows. Heart O' Texas has been held for more than 65 years, with attendance swelling each year. In 2018, more than 193,000 people attended.

hotfair.com

Corsicana

Lonestar in Concert

Oct. 6

The Palace Theatre, 112 W. Sixth Ave.

Academy of Country Music award-winning band Lonestar performs at The Palace Theatre. Lonestar has charted more than 20 singles on the Hot Country Songs chart, including nine that reached No. 1: "No News," "Come Cryin' to Me," "Amazed," "Smile," "What About Now," "Tell Her," "I'm Already There," "My Front Porch Looking In," and "Mr. Mom."

corsicanapalace.com

Grand Prairie

FlowaPalooza

Oct. 6-9

Epic Waters Indoor Waterpark, 2970 Epic Place

Epic Waters Indoor Waterpark is hosting the Flow Tour National Championship. Not only is this annual competition held at Epic Waters, but the waterpark is taking the event to a whole new level by turning it into a festival. The Flow Tour National Championship gives FlowRider competitors the chance to show off their skills in front of an eager, energized crowd, and the chance to win the $10,000 grand prize. The festival has live music, carnival games, immersive activities, tasty cuisine, delicious beverages, and door prizes.

epicwatersgp.com

Salado

Christmas in October

Oct. 7-8

Civic Center, 601 N. Main St.

The Salado Ladies Community League is hosting a Jingle Walk for Christmas in October. A passport allows you to shop many of the stores along Salado's "Magic Mile" for both days. Receive a gift at each participating store you visit.

facebook.com/saladoladiescommunityleague

Temple

First Friday: Oktoberfest

Oct. 7

Downtown Temple, Main Street

On the first Friday of every month, historic downtown Temple transforms into a giant party. Join along for live music and performances, great drinks, delicious food, and after-hours shopping.

downtowntemple.com

Granbury

Oktoberfest

Oct. 7-9

Granbury Square, 201 E. Pearl St.

Ketzler's Schnitzelhaus and Biergarten brings this traditional German festival right to the heart of Granbury, Texas. Head to the historic Granbury square to experience German fare, music, vendors, and drinks, of course. This festival grows year after year.

visitgranbury.com/events/annual-events/oktoberfest

Dallas

Barbershop Harmony Society Southwestern District Fall Convention

Oct. 7-8

DFW Hyatt Regency Hotel, DFW Airport Terminal C, 2334 N. International Pkwy.

Choruses and quartets from New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, Arkansas, and Louisiana come together for fun, fellowship, and friendly competition in the a cappella barbershop style.

swd.org

Waxahachie

Stampede of Speed

Oct. 7-16

Texas Motorplex , 7500 SH 287 West

NHRA Fall Nationals event action is packed with racing, concerts, special events, and other entertainment.

texasmotorplex.com

Mesquite

Mesquite Meander

Oct. 7-8

Mesquite Cemetery, 400 Holly Park Drive

Step into the past by experiencing a living history tour of the Mesquite Cemetery. Actors portray Mesquite's early citizens, giving guests a theatrical encounter through first-person storytelling.

visitmesquitetx.com

Cuero

Turkeyfest

Oct. 7-9

Cuero Municipal Park, Leonard Roy Harmon Drive

Held annually the second weekend of October, the 50th Turkeyfest features food, dances, a parade, entertainment for the whole family, and of course the final heat in the “Great Gobbler Gallop” turkey race to see which town gets the title of “Turkey Capital of the World.”

turkeyfest.org

Grapevine

Day Out with Thomas

Oct. 7-9, 14-16

Grapevine Vintage Railroad, 705 S. Main St.

Meet Thomas the Tank Engine (life-sized, complete with his signature whistle and smile) and take a train ride in his coaches. Take selfies with Thomas and friends inflatables, enjoy live entertainment and activities like the Play Pod, animal shows, magic shows, lawn games, and a huge model train layout. Visit the Thomas souvenir shop for merchandise exclusive to Day Out with Thomas events and meet Sir Topham Hatt, the controller of the railway. This event is family-friendly and best suited for children ages 2 to 6. Set in historic downtown Grapevine, Day Out with Thomas is a favorite among parents, grandparents, and their little engineers.

historictrains.org

Corsicana

Bike Race

Oct. 8-9

Downtown Corsicana, 301 S. Beaton St.

It's a battle on the bricks. The 1-mile, eight-corner criterium course is renowned for its historical brick streets—a victory on Beaton Street is no small achievement. The course is extremely spectator friendly with a planned vendor market and plenty of dining and shopping opportunities for all.

visitcorsicana.com

Farmersville

Oktoberfest Trail Run

Oct. 8

Historic Onion Shed , 154 S. Main St.

The Chaparral Trail is a converted railroad that has quickly become a reclaimed multi-use trail spanning more than 35 miles and beginning in the quaint city of Farmersville. Race this fast course over paved and crushed-stone trail, across bridges, and along prairies and farmland. This is an out and back course under a canopy of trees with beautiful country views. Distances are 5K, 10K, half marathon, full marathon, and 50K.

ultraexpeditions.com/oktoberfest-trail-run-festival

Edom

Art Festival

Oct. 8-9

Main Street, 9726 FM 314

For 50 years, the small artists’ community of Edom in East Texas has hosted a festival for working artists to present their talents. Resident artists welcome juried artists in the mediums of painting, photography, clay, jewelry, sculpture, fiber, wood, and mixed media. Local wineries, food trucks and artisan foods, and singer/songwriters fill the festival grounds behind the galleries on the one main street in town. Raku firing, blacksmithing, and an interactive kids' creation station are part of the fun. Admission is free.

edomarts.com

Irving

"James Bond Meets Rachmaninoff"

Oct. 8

Irving Arts Center, Carpenter Performance Hall, 3333 N. MacArthur Blvd.

The 2022-2023 season for the Irving Symphony opens with iconic music from several James Bond movies, a musical glance at a famous 19th century hero, a world premiere, and one of the most romantic Rachmaninoff piano concertos of all time, performed by an internationally acclaimed piano virtuoso.

irvingsymphony.org

Salado

Oktoberfest

Oct. 8

Barrow Brewing Company, 108 Royal St.

On the banks of Salado Creek, enjoy a family-friendly festival with special beer releases, stein-holding competitions, German food, games, vendors, and German beer.

barrowbrewing.com/events

Cedar Hill

Country Day on the Hill

Oct. 8

Historic Downtown, 208 Houston and Broad streets

Fun and excitement abound each year on the second Saturday of October when Cedar Hill celebrates Country Day on the Hill. The annual event features a parade, craft vendors, food, activities, contests, and live entertainment throughout the entire day.

cdoth.com

Hudson Oaks

Craft and Cork

Oct. 8

Gene Voyles Park, 210 Hudson Oaks Drive

Mingle with friends while enjoying local wine and beer pairings, local tastes, and great music. Craft and Cork is an intimate setting to enjoy great wine and craft beer selections directly from the source. No individuals under 21 are allowed.

hudsonoaks.com/calendar/craft-and-cork

La Grange

Rod Picott in Concert

Oct. 8

The Bugle Boy, 1051 N. Jefferson St.

Rod Picott makes his debut performance in the Bugle Boy's converted WWII Army barracks listening room. He has released 12 albums over the last 20 years, with songs placed in television and film projects including The FX series "Justified" and the Michael Douglas film "Solitary Man." He has toured as the opening act for Alison Krauss and Union Station and won the Song of the Year award at the Austin Music Awards for his song “Broke Down.”

thebugleboy.org/tickets

Grand Prairie

Bonnie Raitt in Concert

Oct. 8

Texas Trust CU Theatre, 1001 Texas Trust Way

After selling out much of her North American tour to date, Bonnie Raitt continues her journey across America through November, playing at storied venues in Memphis, Atlanta, New Orleans, and Austin. Raitt is joined by her longtime touring band and special guest Marc Cohn.

texastrustcutheatre.com/events/detail/?event_id=428337

Corsicana

The Corsicana AirSho

Oct. 8

Corsicana Municipal Airport, C. David Campbell Field, 9000 Navarro Road

The 23rd annual airshow includes the Liberty Jump Team, historic airplanes on display, and airplane rides.

coyotesquadron.org

Temple

Tri-City Gem and Mineral Show

Oct. 8-9

Frank W. Mayborn Civic and Convention Center, 3301 N. Third St.

Interested in rock hounding and working with gems and minerals? This two-day show presents vendors with a variety of gems, minerals, rocks, beads, and jewelry for purchase. There are free activities for children, displays of rock collections for viewing, silent auctions of rocks and minerals, grand prize drawings, and rock hounds to provide information about the hobby. Food vendors are on site.

dfarhie.wixsite.com/tcgms

Chappell Hill

Scarecrow Festival

Oct. 8-9

Downtown Chappell Hill

The Chappell Hill Historical Society hosts this annual event that places visitors in the magical land of scarecrows with 400 vendors, food, live music, and family-friendly fun in downtown Chappell Hill.

chappellhillhistoricalsociety.com

Mckinney

Trolley Tour

Oct. 8

Chestnut Square Heritage Village, 315 S. Chestnut

Experience the historic district in downtown McKinney on a charming trolley with a trained docent. This tour features the buildings and homes of the commercial and residential historic district. While enjoying the architecture, you’ll hear about some of the significant people who made their mark in McKinney.

chestnutsquare.org/tours

Second Saturday Karaoke and Open Mic

Oct. 8

Filtered Coffee Shop, 218 E. Louisiana

The Filtered Coffee Shop stage comes alive with Second Saturday Karaoke and Open Mic. All singers and musicians of all ages are welcome.

getmefiltered.com

Waxahachie

Chautauqua Cowboy Poet Gathering

Oct. 8

Chautauqua Auditorium, 400 S. Grand St.

There's fun for the whole family at this event, including a Longhorn stampede around Ellis County Courthouse, cowboy poets, Western music, an open mic, chuckwagon meals, a frontier women's wardrobe presentation, birds of prey exhibition, and live music with Kristyn Harris, Devon Dawson, Washtub Jerry, Ramblin' Rangers, and others.

waxahachiechautauqua.org

Navasota

Hidalgo Falls Texas River Festival

Oct. 8-9

Brazos River, 5342 Camp Road

Since 2000, Texas Rivers Protection Association has been bringing this river festival to encourage paddling safety and fun to all boaters, new and experienced. The festival is an annual event for instruction, information, fun, and socialization. It features clinics, guided paddle trips, and an outdoor movie.

texasriverfestival.net

Ennis

National Hot Rod Association Fall Nationals

Oct. 13-16

Texas Motorplex, 7500 US 287

Drag racing is the quickest and fastest form of motorsport. Cars exceed speeds of 330 mph, engines roar with 10,000 horsepower, and flames blast out of the tailpipes, propelling drivers as quickly as 0-100 mph in less than half a second. All of that can be seen at Texas Motorplex each fall during Fall Nationals. The Motorplex is an all-concrete, quarter-mile drag racing facility that opened in 1986, becoming the first super-stadium built specifically for drag racing.

nhra.com

Irving

The Las Colinas Symphony Presents "Music That Grows On You"

Oct. 13

Irving Arts Center, 3333 N. MacArthur Blvd.

The Las Colinas Symphony opens its 2022-2023 season on October 13. The evening features Beethoven, Strauss, and Gershwin compositions. Beethoven's "Leonora Overture No. 3," Strauss' "Tales of the Vienna Woods," and Gershwin's Piano Concerto are performed.

lascolinassymphony.org

Elgin

Sip, Shop, and Stroll

Oct. 13

Historic Downtown Elgin , 109 Depot St.

Sip a little wine and shop as you stroll through the stores in historic downtown Elgin. Find diverse merchandise, eclectic décor, artwork by local artists, live music, the Elgin Farmers Market, delicious food, and fun, friendly people.

elgintx.com

La Grange

Woody Russell in Concert

Oct. 14

The Bugle Boy, 1051 N. Jefferson St.

Past Bugle Boy Talent Trust recipient Woody Russell returns with his latest musical project. Russell is a "guitar-centric singer-songwriter with an unapologetic art-rock ethos." He has released a catalogue of diverse recorded work that spans from the Americana infused fare of his first album, "As Simple As That," the rootsy "Salt," a highly praised blues and soul album, "Up Against It," followed by the rich instrumental/orchestral collection, "Big Sky." Later releases offered up funkier pop-jazz shades with "Delicious Days" and "Carry It Up."

thebugleboy.org/tickets

Corsicana

Oktoberfest

Oct. 14-15

The Collin Club, 211 W. Collin St.

Typical Oktoberfest fun includes German beer, food, and music.

thecollinclub.com

Mckinney

Third Monday Trade Days

Oct. 14-16

Third Monday Trade Days Grounds, 4550 W. University Drive

This is the oldest and largest monthly trade days and flea market in North Texas. Shop from more than 400 vendors who offer almost anything you can imagine. Find unique gifts, delightful home decor, trendy clothing and accessories, garage sale items, antiques and collectibles, and specialty items along with many fantastic food concessions at this open-air market. Free admission.

tmmtd.com

Canton

Texas Star Quilters Guild Quilt Show

Oct. 14-15

Canton Civic Center, 800 Flea Market Road

Browse an annual quilt show that includes vendors, demonstrations, door prizes, a silent auction, a bazaar, scavenger hunt for kids, and a judged quilt show.

texasstarquilters.wixsite.com/tsqg

Granbury

Harvest Moon Festival of the Arts

Oct. 14-16

Granbury Square, 100 E. Pearl St.

Presented by the Historic Granbury Merchants Association, this long-running festival showcases artists, makers, and craftspeople. In addition to artist gallery booths, visitors can find food, local entertainment, and seasonal activities—all surrounded by a vibrant downtown square with wineries, unique shops, boutiques, art galleries, live entertainment venues, and great restaurants.

visitgranbury.com

Royse City

FunFest

Oct. 15

Main Street

Vendors, carnival games, bounce houses, train rides, contests, and live music create a day full of fun. Admission is free.

roysecitychamber.com

Belton

Sami Arts and Crafts Marketplace

Oct. 15-16

Bell County Expo Center, 301 West Loop 121

Holiday shopping gets in full swing at this long-running arts and crafts marketplace. Open since 1975, shoppers can expect a variety of handcrafted goods. Every show is different and includes wood and metal crafts, floral designs, children's and women's boutique clothing, and an array of wonderful home decor from the vivid imaginations of the crafters.

samishow.com

Lipan

Kick-A-Poo Festival Classic Car Show

Oct. 15

Lipan City Park, 200 Caddo St.

Classic car owners show off their stunning vehicles in a car show with 42 awards, including Best of Show, Sponsor's Choice, Under Construction, Special Interest, Late Model, Rat Rod, and Cycle. Admission is free.

ddrockinrods.com

Bryan

Brazos Valley Fair and Rodeo

Oct. 15-23

Brazos County Expo Complex, 5827 Leonard Road

The Brazos Valley Fair and Rodeo showcases agriculture, education, and youth to enhance Texas culture and has become a staple event of the region. Spectators can expect two action-packed weekends. From the tractor pull to the rodeo events including bull riding, team roping, barrel racing, and mutton bustin’. The fair also includes the carnival, animal exhibits, shopping, and live music.

brazosvalleyfair.com

Lewisville

Best Little Brewfest in Texas

Oct. 15

Wayne Ferguson Plaza, Old Town, 150 W. Church St.

More than 70 craft breweries from around Texas, the U.S., and the world are featured at this 100% charity beer festival. Profits benefit Cloud 9 Charities. Some wine and ciders are also included. Adult tickets include a souvenir tasting cup, tasting card for 12 samples, and access to retail vendors, two stages of live music, and food trucks.

bestlittlebrewfestintexas.com

Salado

Volksride

Oct. 15

Barrow Brewing Company, 108 Royal St.

Bicycles, craft beer, and an Oktoberfest celebration in the rolling hills of Central Texas make for a perfect day. The bicycle ride has routes from 10 to 50 miles. The ride starts and ends at Barrow Brewing Company where each participant is treated to a pint and a pretzel at the finish line.

barrowbrewing.com

Cameron

Steak, Stein, and Wine Fest

Oct. 15

Downtown Cameron , 102 E. First St.

The Cameron Chamber of Commerce is excited to partner with 44 Farms to kick off a great meat-centric event in downtown Cameron. Guests indulge in a delicious ribeye steak dinner with all the trimmings from Cameron's own local beef producer, 44 Farms. The Cameron Car Club hosts a car show with other downtown activities plus artists, food trucks, wine, beer, and other beverages. There are games for all, and music and entertainment keep your heart beating and your feet stomping.

steaksteinwinefestival.com

Addison

Addison After Dark: Harvest Hootenanny

Oct. 15

Addison Circle Park, 4970 Addison Circle

It's fall y’all and time to get your hootenanny on. This shindig boasts singer-songwriters, food trucks, family carnival games, and a petting zoo. Wear your favorite costume and take a spin on the hayride.

addisonafterdark.com

The Colony

Family Fright Night

Oct. 15-16

Stewart Creek Park, 3700 Sparks Road

Get ready for a haunted campout, just in time for spooky season. Family Fright Night offers a Halloween adventure suitable for all ages. Enjoy a lakeside campout with a haunted trail, tent trick-or-treating, and kids' costume and scream contests. Kick back with a scary movie screening, hayride, and fireside s’mores.

visitthecolonytx.com/calendar.aspx

Waco

Ironman Waco

Oct. 15-16

Pecan Bottoms (Cameron Park), University Parks Drive

Do you have what it takes to conquer an Ironman? Begin your journey on the beautiful and tranquil Brazos River, traverse the Texas countryside on your 112-mile bike ride, and let the city's energy propel you on your 26.2-mile run, which crosses the finish line at the newly-restored and historic Waco suspension bridge.

ironman.com/im-waco

La Grange

Susan Gibson in Concert

Oct. 15

The Bugle Boy, 1051 N. Jefferson St.

Grammy Award winner Susan Gibson made her mark on the world when "Wide Open Spaces" was covered by the Dixie Chicks and taken all the way to No. 1. But of course she's written many more wonderful songs in the years since, many of which can be heard on her 2014 live album "The Second Hand," recorded at the Bugle Boy.

thebugleboy.org/tickets

Grand Prairie

Eslabon Armado in Concert

Oct. 15

Texas Trust CU Theatre, 1001 Texas Trust Way

California-based trio Eslabon Armado's name translates as "linked chain." Illustrated by their interlocking vocal harmonies and woven acoustic guitars and basses, the group's style reframes the regional Mexican music of ranchera with the language of "sierreña" music, the "music of the mountain ranges."

texastrustcutheatre.com/events/detail/?event_id=434998

Clifton

FallFest

Oct. 15

Historic Downtown Clifton, 403 W. Third St.

Autumn's return is greeted with a smile and the 21st annual FallFest. Celebrating Clifton’s cornucopia of heritages in historic Downtown, FallFest features live music, arts and crafts demonstrations, heritage exhibits and performances, a corn hole tournament, a car show, food, shopping, and a kids' area.

cityofclifton.org/fallfest

Kerens

Cotton Harvest Festival

Oct. 15

Various locations, 121 N. Colket Ave.

In days gone by, Kerens was a major cotton producing area in Texas. To celebrate the harvest and fund the newly built library, the Kerens Cotton Harvest Festival began. For the last 17 years, the committee has striven to revive the excitement of the harvest fun from years gone. The main street in town is filled with with nearly 100 exhibitors selling their wares, a car show, tractor show, quilt show, photography, and a pie contest along with wonderful live music in the air. To top off the festival, a street dance is held in the evening.

kerenscottonharvestfestival.com

Brenham

Texas Arts and Music Festival

Oct. 15-16

Downtown Brenham

Held annually the third weekend in October in historic downtown Brenham, the festival celebrates Texas street art with live mural installations, an art village, and live music, all free to the public.

texasartsandmusicfestival.com

Mckinney

Día de los Muertos

Oct. 15

Mitchell Park, 300 W. Louisiana St.

Legacy Keepers of Old East McKinney use the strength of our unique identities in a collective framework to document, honor, and promote the historic legacies of McKinney's Black and Mexican communities, ensuring that all cultures are natural parts of the community's experience. Día de Los Muertos is a day of fun with food, music, games, and art.

mckinneydiadelosmuertos.com

Plano

Beatles Night

Oct. 15

Red Tail Pavilion, 2801 E. Spring Creek Parkway

Celebrate John Lennon’s birthday with Beatles Night. A Hard Night’s Day headlines this annual Plano tradition at the Red Tail Pavilion located in Oak Point Park. Bring your chairs, blankets, and coolers. Please leave pets at home.

visitplano.com/event/beatles-night-2022

International Festival

Oct. 15

Haggard Park, 901 E. 15th St.

Tour the world and improve your wellness at the Plano International Festival. The area’s largest cultural event has food, fun, and entertainment for the whole family. Enjoy multicultural music and dance performances, ethnic food trucks, cultural displays, and other festivities from over 100 cultures. Kids can explore STEAM activities plus travel the booths with a virtual passport. Come early for free flu and COVID shots and a variety of health screenings.

planointernationalfestival.org

Mesquite

Community Band Fall Concert

Oct. 15

Mesquite Arts Center, 1527 N. Galloway Ave.

The Mesquite Community Band, made up of volunteer musicians from high school through retirement age, presents its free fall concert in the Concert Hall of the Mesquite Arts Center. Grab a seat to hear the annual themed arrangements.

visitmesquitetx.com

PumpkinFest

Oct. 15

Valley Creek Park, 2482 Pioneer Road

Mesquite's annual fall festival includes a pumpkin-decorating contest, petting zoo, haunted house, carnival games, jousting, a falconry show, and other family-friendly festivities.

visitmesquitetx.com

Seguin

De Mano A Mano

Oct. 15

Teatro de Artes de Juan Seguin, 921 W. New Braunfels St.

At this open-air artisan market, shop with vendors and craftspeople selling handmade crafts, artwork, and other merchandise that showcases Hispanic culture and heritage.

teatrodeartes.org

Navasota

Festival of the Wolves

Oct. 15

Saint Francis Wolf Sanctuary, 6731 Pavlock Road

Bring the family out to see the pack of wolves and learn about them and their pups. There are vendors on site, plus food trucks, a kids' zone, and a silent auction.

saintfranciswolfsanctuary.org

Dallas

Nairy Baghramian Exhibition

Oct. 15-Jan. 8

Nasher Sculpture Center, 2001 Flora St.

Organized by Nasher Sculpture Center curator Catherine Craft, this exhibition features new sculptures by Nairy Baghramian alongside pieces from the center's permanent collection. Over the past three decades, the German-born artist has delved into elements of sculptural practice and installation to create works that challenge their settings and upend expected modes of presentation as well as the architectural, sociological, political, and historical contexts that inform them.

nashersculpturecenter.org

"Dalí/Vermeer: A Dialogue"

Oct. 16-Jan. 15, 2023

Meadows Museum, 5900 Bishop Blvd.

The Meadows Museum brings together Salvador Dalí’s "The Image Disappears" with Johannes Vermeer’s "Woman Reading a Letter" in this exhibition. The side-by-side presentation of these two related paintings results in a closer understanding of the correlations between Dalí and Vermeer.

meadowsmuseumdallas.org

Grand Prairie

Nick Mason's Saucerful of Secrets in Concert

Oct. 17

Texas Trust CU Theatre, 1001 Texas Trust Way

Nick Mason's Saucerful of Secrets are an English rock band formed in 2018 to perform the early music of Pink Floyd. The band comprises Pink Floyd drummer and co-founder Nick Mason, bassist Guy Pratt, guitarists Gary Kemp and Lee Harris, and keyboardist Dom Beken.

texastrustcutheatre.com/events/detail/?event_id=416007

Seguin

Buck Fever

Oct. 19-20

Seguin Events Complex, 950 S. Austin St.

Outdoor hunting and fishing exhibits provide education on protecting, preserving, and enjoying wildlife and fish.

buckfever.org

Grand Prairie

Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons in Concert

Oct. 20

Texas Trust CU Theatre, 1001 Texas Trust Way

Don't miss Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, who have sold over 175 million records worldwide and defined the sound of an era with classic hits like "Walk Like A Man," "Sherry," "Can’t Take My Eyes Off You," "Rag Doll," and "Big Girls Don’t Cry."

texastrustcutheatre.com/events/detail/?event_id=401866

Corsicana

Witches Night Out

Oct. 20

Downtown Corsicana, 301 S. Beaton St.

Come join in for a fun night of grown-up festivities in your best witch or warlock attire. Sip, stroll, and shop the downtown merchants offering cauldrons of complimentary cocktails, and don't forget to enter the Most Creative Witches Hat contest.

visitcorsicana.com

Elgin

Hogeye Festival Weekend

Oct. 20-22

Historic Downtown Elgin , 109 Depot St.

Held the fourth Saturday of October, this festival features handmade arts and crafts, live music, food, kids' activities, and plenty of pig puns to go around. Events include Lindsy Kay Wing Children's Costume Pet Parade, Road Hog Car Show, Gordon Swenson Memorial Barbecue Pork-Off, a carnival, cow patty bingo. Before the main event, the Hogeye Stroll, "Pearls Before Swine Art Show," and the Hogalicious Dessert Contest take place on Oct. 20. And on Oct. 21 is a street dance with Kenny Orts and No Chance.

hogeyefestival.com

Burton

LaBahia Antique Show

Oct. 21-29

LaBahia Hall, 550 SH 237

Dealers across the country provide antiques, collectibles, and re-purposed and vintage items in the historic 1902 La Bahia Hall. Outside dealers offer a variety of vintage goods. There is country cooking all day and free admission and parking. The show is part of the famous Round Top Antique Festival weekend.

labahiaantiques.com

Grand Prairie

Jo Koy

Oct. 21

Texas Trust CU Theatre, 1001 Texas Trust Way

As one of today’s premier stand-up comics, Jo Koy has come a long way from his modest beginnings performing at a Las Vegas coffee house. The comedian, who pulls inspiration from his family, specifically his son, sells out arenas and theaters across the world.

texastrustcutheatre.com/events/detail/?event_id=433846

Yorktown

Western Days

Oct. 21-23

Yorktown Western Days, 100 N. Riedel St.

This fun family festival, held in Yorktown's Downtown City Park, includes music, parades, cookoffs, vendors, a kids' tractor pull, mutton bustin', a quilt show, an arrowhead exhibition, a pig scramble, and stick horse rodeo; plus, the Yorktown Historical Museum is open.

yorktowntx.com

The Colony

Half Mile Run and Green Dragon 5-Miler

Oct. 22

Stewart Creek Park, 3700 Sparks Road

Runners of all skill levels are invited to race along the beautiful shores of Lewisville Lake. Participants enjoy a gently undulating, crushed granite trail in a tranquil and natural setting that promises a memorable race experience for all. All proceeds go to support cancer awareness.

thecolonyhalf.com

Carmine

Texas Antiques Week

Oct. 22-30

Texas Casual Cottages, 580 SH 237 S.

A wide selection of exhibitors bring the very best in boutique clothing, accessories, shoes, home decor, furniture, gourmet food, dips, sauces, art, yard decorations, and holiday decor.

bigtop.show/roundtoptx

La Grange

Terry Klein in Concert

Oct. 22

The Bugle Boy, 1051 N. Jefferson St.

Terry Klein has played in some of the most hallowed rooms in the singer-songwriter business: Club Passim, The Bluebird, The Blue Light, The Saxon Pub, and Anderson Fair, to name a few. Now, he plays at The Bugle Boy's intimate listening room.

thebugleboy.org/tickets

Grand Prairie

Steve Martin and Martin Short

Oct. 22

Texas Trust CU Theatre, 1001 Texas Trust Way

In “Now You See Them, Soon You Won’t,” comedy legends Steve Martin and Martin Short present new material in a variety of musical sketches and conversations about their iconic careers, most memorable encounters, and of course, their legendary lives in show business.

texastrustcutheatre.com/events/detail/?event_id=429712

Dallas

North Texas EggFest

Oct. 22

Sunnyland Outdoor Living, 7879 Spring Valley Road at Coit

The sixth annual North Texas EggFest features cooking demonstrations, delicious samples, live music, deals on Big Green Egg charcoal grills, and other festivities. Everyone is welcome to show off their cooking skills with cooking teams including amateurs, experienced restaurant staff, first-timers, and local chefs. Proceeds benefit the Texas Restaurant Foundation.

northtexaseggfest.com

Plano

Rest In Plano Fest and Apparition Expedition

Oct. 22

Haggard Park, 901 E. 15th St.

Enjoy this Halloween-themed festival in downtown Plano. The two-day Halloween-centric celebration features artisans, performers, musicians, and the popular Apparition Expedition that gives visitors a peek into Plano’s paranormal past with walking tours through the city’s haunted history.

plano.gov/1043/apparition-expedition

Granbury

Dallas Spartan Ultra 50K, Beast 21K, and Sprint 5K

Oct. 22-23

Martha's Ranch, Twin Canyons, 7631 Hayworth Highway

Created for participants of all skill levels, the events take place separately, allowing attendees to participate in multiple formats. Spartan events focus on sport and athleticism, pushing the bodies and minds of competitors to the limit across miles of unforgiving terrain. Held at a new venue for Spartan in 2022, this course includes rugged terrain that challenge you, no matter your fitness level.

visitgranbury.com/spartan

Mesquite

Wildflower Buffalo Stomp

Oct. 22

Opal Lawrence Historical Park, 701 E. Kearney Road

Fall is the time to plant Texas bluebonnet seeds. Head to Opal Lawrence Historical Park to stomp some seeds into the ground for next spring.

visitmesquitetx.com

Kaufman

Heritage Festival

Oct. 22

Kaufman Downtown Square and Kaufman Sports Complex, 595 SH 34 North

Rain or shine, take your chance to see some of Texas' hottest musical artists including Cory Morrow, Joshua Ray Walker, Blue Water Highway, Zac Wilkerson, Holly Tucker, and Christopher Wright. Beer and wine are available for purchase, and food trucks are on site. There isn't an admission fee to the activities on the historic square, but there is a ticket price for the music festival.

kaufmanevents.com

Dallas

"Matthew Ronay: The Crack, the Swell, an Earth, an Ode"

Oct. 22-Jan. 15

Nasher Sculpture Center, 2001 Flora St.

Matthew Ronay’s 23-foot-long sculpture is the artist’s largest installation yet. The Brooklyn-based artist is best known for his chromatic, handmade wood sculptures that at different turns suggest otherworldly landscapes with futuristic architectures and bodily processes like digestion and aging. For his exhibition, titled "The Crack, the Swell, an Earth, an Ode," the sculpture offers a comprehensive introduction to Ronay’s surreal worlds and the various creatures inhabiting them.

nashersculpturecenter.org

Hallettsville

Vintage Junk and Artisan Show

Oct. 22

The Vintage Market, 1600 N. Texana St.

Shop an outdoor market featuring vintage, antique, and repurposed goods, plus handmade crafts, jams, jellies, pickles, local honey, baked goods, and home décor. Free admission.

facebook.com/the-vintage-market-hallettsville-111109384026157

La Grange

Buttercup Band in Concert

Oct. 23

The Bugle Boy, 1051 N. Jefferson St.

For a very special Sunday show in the converted WWII Army barracks listening room, the Bugle Boy brings an afternoon of songs and stories with San Antonio art-rock band Buttercup. To the delight of their longtime loyal fanbase and first-timers alike, just about every Buttercup performance is akin to an interactive art show, packed with many fresh, fun, and often outright joyfully absurd surprises and memorable songs and moments of impeccable musicianship. Buttercup's Bugle Boy debut spotlights their just released album "Specks," described by the band as a collection of autobiographical songs born out of the pandemic that explore "what it means to be alive at this moment in tumultuous history."

thebugleboy.org/tickets

Fort Worth

"Modern Masters: A Tribute to Anne Windfohr Marion"

Oct. 23-Jan. 22

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, 3200 Darnell St.

This exhibition highlights the contributions of Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth patron Anne Windfohr Marion, tracing her support for nearly half a century. The exhibition of 80 works by 47 artists includes five renowned works from her collection, plus work from post-World War II art movements by artists Jackson Pollock, Carl Andre, Richard Serra, Bernd and Hilla Becher, Cindy Sherman, and Gerhard Richter.

themodern.org

Sherman

Trick or Treat on Travis Street

Oct. 27

Travis and Wall streets , 100 N. Travis St.

This eighth annual trick-or-treat event in historic downtown Sherman is a safe, family-friendly way to kick off Halloween and let kiddos show off their costumes. The party takes place on North Travis Street from Houston up to the Chase Bank, and on Wall Street from Travis Street to North Walnut.

shermantx.org

Bryan

Halloweentown in Downtown Bryan

Oct. 28

Downtown Bryan, 200 and 300 blocks of North Main Street

The third annual Halloweentown in Downtown Bryan is a free, family-friendly event featuring trick-or-treating, a costume contest, photo stations, children's crafts, and kid-friendly fun on the streets of downtown Bryan.

destinationbryan.com/events/halloweentown-in-downtown-bryan

Glen Rose

Fossilmania XL

Oct. 28-30

Somervell Expo Center, 202 E. Gibbs Blvd.

Visit Texas’ longest-running show dedicated to fossils and everything paleontology. This is not a gem and mineral show, but a fossil show. In addition to fossils, vendors offer books on paleontology, apparel, artwork, and other products related to paleontology. Activities include fossil collecting field trips, a Kids' Corner, a guided tour of dinosaur tracks, presentations, and a badge workshop for Scouts. Door prizes and a surprise or two add excitement.

dallaspaleo.org/fossilmania

Grand Prairie

Tauren Wells in Concert

Oct. 28

Texas Trust CU Theatre, 1001 Texas Trust Way

Ten-time Grammy nominee Tauren Wells brings his energetic live show to Grand Prairie.

texastrustcutheatre.com/events/detail/?event_id=435048

Sanger

Sellabration

Oct. 29

Sanger Downtown Area, 300 Bolivar St.

Historically, over 5,000 people each year have attended this festival, which is the highlight of the community. Festivities include craft and food vendors, kids' games, the Little Miss and Mr. Sanger pageant, and wiener dog races all in a street-fair atmosphere.

sangertexas.com/sellabration

Salado

Barktoberfest

Oct. 29

Barrow Brewing Company, 108 Royal St.

Celebrate Oktoberfest with your furry family members. Dress your pet to impress for the dog parade and costume contest. This event is free to attend and raises money for the Bell County Animal Shelter.

barrowbrewing.com/events

Fort Worth

Saints and Sinners Tour

Oct. 29-30

Oakwood Cemetery , 701 Grand Ave.

Hear the re-enacted stories of "residents" at the cemetery, which was established in 1879 by John Peter Smith. Other costumed characters as well as the century-old chapel and casket vaults add to your visit.

stockyardsmuseum.org

La Grange

Terri Hendrix with Lloyd Maines in Concert

Oct. 29

The Bugle Boy, 1051 N. Jefferson St.

Terri Hendrix is recognized by Acoustic Guitar magazine as one of Texas’ 20 essential contemporary singer-songwriters. She is joined by longtime touring and recording partner, Grammy Award winner Lloyd Maines.

thebugleboy.org/tickets

Salado

Tablerock Fright Trail

Oct. 29-30

Tablerock , 409 Tablerock Road

Spend Halloween this year at Tablerock. The popular walking trail on the sprawling 9-plus acre Tablerock site makes a Jekyll-Hyde switch to a spectral, haunted pathway. Guides accompany visitors and deliver extemporaneous remarks about scenes mimicking “Dracula,” “Frankenstein,” “Macbeth,” “Phantom of the Opera,” and other classics. It’s spooky enough to thrill you and draw interest for those great classics, but never with the intention to frighten little children.

tablerock.org

Granbury

Tough Mudder

Oct. 29-30

True Grit Ranch, 6810 Old Granbury Road

Tough Mudder hosts a 10-mile, 25-obstacle classic event, along with a 5K with 13 obstacles. There are also kids' events, featuring age-specific distances and obstacles designed for ages 5 to 12.

visitgranbury.com/mudder

Waxahachie

Texas Country Reporter Festival

Oct. 29

Historic Downtown Waxahachie, 100 W. Main St.

For 26 years, this one-day event has featured artists, craftsmen, musicians, and chefs from all over the Lone Star State—many have been featured on the "Texas Country Reporter" over the years.

waxahachiecvb.com

Mesquite

Dia de los Muertos Cultural Celebration

Oct. 29

Mesquite Arts Center, 1527 N. Galloway Ave.

Experience dia de Los Muertos Mesquite-style. Celebrate the cultural traditions of the holiday with sugar skull painting, folklorico dancers, and other Day of the Dead traditions.

visitmesquitetx.com

Mesquite Symphony Orchestra in Concert

Oct. 29

Mesquite Arts Center, 1527 N. Galloway Ave.

The Mesquite Symphony Orchestra presents "Hearts Without Borders," featuring works by composers Andres Martin ("The Heart Knows No Borders") and Alberto Ginastera ("Four Dances" from "Estancia").

visitmesquitetx.com

Seguin

Pecan Fest

Oct. 29

Central Park, 201 S. Austin St.

At this celebration of all things pecan and Seguin's agricultural heritage, visitors can take photos with the World's Largest Pecan, shop with vendors, enjoy live music, and honor the state's official nut.

seguingonuts.com

Corsicana

Boo on the Block

Oct. 31

Downtown Corsicana, 301 S. Beaton St.

Many retail stores are open downtown to hand out candy and prizes. Look forward to trick-or-treating, pictures in Pocket Park, children's events, and rides.

visitcorsicana.com

Elgin

Dia de los Muertos

Nov. 1

Historic Downtown Elgin , 109 Depot St.

Dia de los Muertos (or Day of the Dead) is a traditional holiday in Mexico and Latin America that honors life and death by turning mourning into a celebration. Friends and family gather together to remember and pray for loved ones who have died. This event offers traditional altars, sugar skulls, children's activities, and music.

elgintx.com

La Grange

"The Great Gatsby"

Nov. 4-6

The Pavilion at the Texas Czech Heritage and Cultural Center, 250 W. Fairgrounds Road

The breathtaking glamour and excess of the Jazz Age comes to the stage as the Fayette County Community Theatre presents an incredible production of F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel "The Great Gatsby."

faycotheatre.com

Temple

First Friday: Celebrate Our Veterans and Thanksgiving

Nov. 4

Downtown Temple, Main Street

On the first Friday of every month, historic downtown Temple transforms into a giant party. Join along for live music and performances, great drinks, delicious food, and after-hours shopping.

downtowntemple.com

La Grange

Albert and Gage in Concert

Nov. 4

The Bugle Boy, 1051 N. Jefferson St.

Austin, Texas husband-wife duo Albert and Gage (Christine Albert and Chris Gage) have a personal and musical chemistry that radiates from the stage. The joy they experience making music together is evident as they travel through their musical roots, moving from country and folk to blues and French songs.

thebugleboy.org/tickets

Temple

St. Nicholas Market

Nov. 4-5

Christ Episcopal Church, 300 N. Main St.

Come shop with over 35 vendors at the St. Nicholas Market and give back to the community. Proceeds from the annual market support local missions and ministries in the Temple area.

stnicholasmarket.org

Greenville

Bob Wills Fiddle Festival and Contest

Nov. 4-5

Downtown, Lee Street

This event, unique to the city of Greenville, pays tribute to American music traditions and the life and music of Bob Wills, the King of Western swing. Featuring fiddling competitions and performances by top-notch fiddlers, the eighth annual event offers a lineup of artists who bring talent, legacy, variety, and spontaneity, plus toe-tapping music all in the spirit of great entertainment.

bobwillsfest.com

La Grange

Lilli Lewis in Concert

Nov. 5

The Bugle Boy, 1051 N. Jefferson St.

Recipient of the 2022 Folk Alliance's The Spirit of Folk Award, Lilli Lewis returns to the Bugle Boy.

thebugleboy.org/tickets

Bellville

First Saturday Market

Nov. 5

Downtown Square, 1 Main St.

Stroll through the market on the square and check out the nearby farmers and artisan market with more than 85 booths featuring craftsmen, woodworkers, retailers, rolling boutiques, produce, honey, and baked goods galore while you enjoy music all day, several food trucks, a photo booth, and activities. There is free parking and admission.

discoverbellville.com

Fresh Farmers and Artisan Market

Nov. 5

Jim Bishop Pavilion at Chesley Park, 100 E. Palm St.

More than 35 vendors bring fresh produce, grass-fed beef, honey, eggs, herbs, plants, and flowers to be sold in the shade of the beautiful Jim Bishop Pavilion. Shoppers can find artisans selling fine linens, soaps, jewelry, dog treats, beard oils, and presenting live demonstrations. Enjoy wine tastings, an old-fashioned lemonade stand, cold brew coffee, jams, jellies, and baked goods. The market is held on the first Saturday of the month and supports local farmers, ranchers, and area artisans in this small town full of Texas charm.

discoverbellville.com

Mesquite

Veterans Day Celebration

Nov. 5

Mesquite Veterans Memorial, 425 S. Galloway Ave.

Honor military heroes at this annual Veterans Day celebration, with speakers ranging from community leaders to military veterans.

visitmesquitetx.com

Dallas

Holiday at the Arboretum

Nov. 9-Dec. 31

Dallas Arboretum, 8525 Garland Road

Numerous spectacular elements are a part of Holiday at the Arboretum. The Christmas Village has dozens of charming shops fashioned after a European Christmas village. There's also the 50-foot-tall Dazzling Musical Tree animated with more than 42,000 lights and merry holiday tunes, the 12 Days of Christmas gazebos that represent each of the 12 days of Christmas, and the stunningly decorated historic DeGolyer house.

dallasarboretum.org

Corsicana

Artist and Writer Residency Artist Presentations

Nov. 10

Storefront Bookstore, 203 N. Commerce St.

Storefront Bookstore, the public space of the Corsicana Artist and Writer Residency, presents returning resident Alana Masad, author of "All My Mother's Lovers," to discuss new work, along with Sonya Schonberger discussing oral histories and documentary writing.

corsicanaresidency.org

Elgin

Sip, Shop, and Stroll

Nov. 10

Historic Downtown Elgin , 109 Depot St.

Sip a little wine and shop as you stroll through the stores in historic downtown Elgin. Find diverse merchandise, eclectic décor, artwork by local artists, live music, the Elgin Farmers Market, delicious food, and fun, friendly people.

elgintx.com

Fort Worth

Tarrant County Veterans Day Parade

Nov. 11

Panther Island Pavilion, 395 Purcey St.

“Saluting Buffalo Soldiers” is the theme of this year’s Tarrant County Veterans Day Parade. In 1887, Congress created the first professional Black Army units. They were stationed in Texas from 1867 to 1886 before moving further west. Eventually, they became known as Buffalo Soldiers. Participants line up in the Fort Worth Panther Island Pavilion parking lot, march down North Forest Park Boulevard along the Clear Fork of the Trinity River and return.

fw2022parade.org

The Colony

American Heroes

Nov. 11-12

The Colony Five Star Complex, 4100 Blair Oaks Drive

Corresponding with Veterans Day, American Heroes is a two-day patriotic festival and concert series for all ages. Enjoy live music, view vintage cars on display, and honor our nation’s veterans with multiple ceremonies. Don’t miss the weekend-long carnival and stunning patriotic firework display set to music.

saluteamericanheroes.com

Salado

Scottish Gathering and Highland Games

Nov. 11-13

Thomas Arnold Elementary School Grounds, 604 Thomas Arnold Road

Come celebrate all things Scottish at the 61st annual Scottish Gathering and Highland Games. This three-day event is filled with the skirl of the bagpipes and the wearing of the tartan, with a parade, bagpipes, and Highland dancers. Stop and shop at the many vendor tables, enjoy delicious food, and watch the exciting Highland games. You can also find the largest gathering of Scottish Clan tents in Texas, where members share information about Scottish history and genealogy.

saladoscottishfestival.com

Corsicana

Navarro County Pro Rodeo

Nov. 11-12

Navarro County Expo Center, 4201 SH 22

The Navarro County Pro Rodeo attracts top personnel and stock, including stock contractors, saddle bronc riders, bull fighters, and pick-up men. There is mutton bustin' for children. Proceeds benefit the Corsicana Professional Fire Fighters Association and local FFA chapters.

navarrocountyprorodeo.com

Belton

Sami Arts and Crafts 47th Anniversary Show

Nov. 13

Bell County Expo Center, 301 West Loop 121

Celebrate 47 years of Sami Arts and Crafts shows in Central Texas with one of the year's biggest shows. Since two of the most popular holidays of the year are approaching, more arts and crafts vendors than usual are here selling every imaginable form of handicrafts. It's a shopper's paradise for holiday gifts, all under one roof.

samishow.com

Bryan

Friends of the Library Book Sale

Nov. 12-13

Clara B. Mounce Public Library, 201 E. 26th St.

From history to mystery, choose from thousands of books at this more-than-50-year-old book sale. Shop hard backs and paper backs in good condition and at excellent prices.

friendsbcs.org

Mckinney

Country Lane Community Holiday Craft Sale

Nov. 12

Country Lane Senior Community, 2401 Country View Lane

Multiple craft items created by local residents of the Country Lane Senior Community are presented in this annual holiday craft sale. Some of the featured items include rope bowls, greeting cards, wreaths, needlepoint, painting, quilting, knitting, jewelry, and books by local authors. There are hourly raffles of select craft items for all event goers.

Irving

Irving Symphony Orchestra: The Vocal Majority in Concert

Nov. 12

Irving Arts Center, Carpenter Performance Hall, 3333 N. MacArthur Blvd.

This year, the Vocal Majority is celebrating its 50th anniversary. The Irving Symphony Orchestra celebrates with the multi-award winning vocal ensemble singing not only their impressive a capella selections, including a tribute to Veterans Day, but also their signature arrangements with the orchestra.

irvingsymphony.org

La Grange

Patrice Pike in Concert

Nov. 12

The Bugle Boy, 1051 N. Jefferson St.

Patrice Pike returns to The Bugle Boy. Known for her socially astute, literate lyrics alongside her powerful vocals, Patrice Pike lights you on fire. She burst onto the music scene as the electric front woman for the seminal Austin jam band Sister Seven. In 2007, she became the youngest member of the Texas Music Hall of Fame, inducted alongside Lucinda Williams.

thebugleboy.org/tickets

Burton

Big Star Texas Night

Nov. 12

La Bahia Turn Verein, 550 SH 237

Looking for a night out with great Texas music in an awesome Texas dance hall? Big Star Texas Night is an epic night of country music, food, and auctions.

burtontexas.org

Mckinney

Trolley Tour

Nov. 12

Chestnut Square Heritage Village, 315 S. Chestnut

Experience the historic district in downtown McKinney on a charming trolley with a trained docent. This tour features the buildings and homes of the commercial and residential historic district. While enjoying the architecture, you’ll hear about some of the significant people who made their mark in McKinney.

chestnutsquare.org/tours

Plano

Underground Movement Festival

Nov. 12

McCall Plaza, 998 E. 15th St.

The Secret Society Club and Plano Stages present volume 7 of the Underground Movement Festival, an event that brings the culture of hip-hop movement from underground. This is an all-ages, family-friendly event.

visitplano.com/event/underground-movement-festival-vol-7

Elgin

Veterans Appreciation Parade

Nov. 12

Historic Downtown Elgin , 109 Depot St.

Recognize and celebrate the community's veterans with a parade in downtown Elgin at 10 a.m., then take a veteran to lunch at the Elgin Volunteer Fire Department.

elgintx.com

Mesquite

The Amazing Santa Color 5K Run and Walk

Nov. 12

Town East Mall, 2063 Town East Mall

This 5K kicks off the holiday season with holiday fun and color. Each participant is a blank canvas at the starting line and is transformed into a colorful collage during the race.

facebook.com/amazingsantacolor5k

Wreath Making Class

Nov. 12, 17

Opal Lawrence Historical Park, 701 E. Kearney Road

Gather a group of friends to make a beautiful fresh evergreen holiday wreath over dinner and drinks at Opal Lawrence Historical Park.

visitmesquitetx.com

Dallas

The Trains at NorthPark

Nov. 12-Jan. 6

NorthPark Center, 8687 N. Central Expressway

This favorite holiday tradition for generations of Dallasites includes 1,600 feet of track rolling from coast to coast on a whimsical rail journey across America. The model trains travel from the autumn foliage of New England to San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge with stops along the way to see New York City, Washington, D.C., Dallas, and the desert Southwest including the Grand Canyon and the Garden of the Gods.

thetrainsatnorthpark.com

Caldwell

Hunter's Wife Weekend

Nov. 13

Downtown Caldwell, 301 N. Main St.

Participating businesses offer samples of wine and snacks along with great sales to kick off holiday shopping. Transportation is provided.

burlesoncountytx.com/events/details/hunter-s-wife-weekend-8785?calendarMonth=2021-11-01

Irving

The Las Colinas Symphony Presents "Music That Grows On You"

Nov. 17

Irving Arts Center, 3333 N. MacArthur Blvd.

The Las Colinas Symphony continues its 2022-2023 season, featuring violinist Christopher Collins Lee. Mr. Lee plays Antonín Dvorák's Violin Concerto. The concert features Giacomo Puccini's "Chrysanthemums" and William Grant Still Jr.'s "Wood Notes."

lascolinassymphony.org

Corsicana

175th Anniversary Kickoff and Tree Lighting Festival

Nov. 17

Downtown Corsicana, 301 S. Beaton St.

Corsicana begins its year-long 175th anniversary celebration with the annual holiday tree lighting. A three-story tree is lit with more than 10,00 lights and decorated with over 750 ornaments. Live entertainment, a spectacular fireworks display, and of course, Santa, are on hand to entertain the young and young at heart.

visitcorsicana.com

Bryan

Lights On!

Nov. 18

Downtown Bryan, 100 and 200 blocks of South Main Street

Destination Bryan kicks off the holiday season with the annual Lights On! Help count down to turn on thousands of lights along Main Street and Bryan Avenue that illuminate picturesque historic downtown Bryan. The free, family-friendly event includes holiday photo backdrop stations, live music, and a special appearance by Santa Claus.

destinationbryan.com/events/lights-on-2

Granbury

Winter Wine Walk

Nov. 18-20

Granbury Square, 201 E. Pearl St.

About 15 wineries are featured at the Winter Wine Walk, where Texas agriculture and winemakers are celebrated. Experience wine tastings, wine judging, and awards for wineries that specialize in Texas wines. Some local Granbury wineries are also participating.

crosstimberswinetrail.com/granbury-winter-wine-walk

Giddings

Texas Word Wrangler Book Festival

Nov. 18-19

Giddings Public Library and Cultural Center, 276 N. Orange St.

Giddings salutes Texas authors with a two-day book festival at the Giddings Public Library and Cultural Center. Visit with selected Texas authors, see their works, and purchase an autographed copy. Find a wide range of book genres including: murder mystery, fantasy, science fiction, cookbooks, self-help books, junior fiction, and picture books. Many local schools bring students to meet the authors, learn about the writing process, and inspire them to love reading and writing.

sites.google.com/site/txwordwrangler/home-texas-word-wrangler-book-festival

La Grange

Dana Cooper in Concert

Nov. 18

The Bugle Boy, 1051 N. Jefferson St.

Dana Cooper is a poetic songwriter, an insightful storyteller, and a rousing musician whose performances engage and inspire audiences around the world. He returns to the Bugle Boy stage in support of his latest album, "I Can Face the Truth."

thebugleboy.org/tickets

Fort Worth

Lightscape

Nov. 18, 2022-Jan. 8, 2023

Fort Worth Botanic Garden, 1700 University Drive

Following sold-out runs in the world’s largest cities including London, Chicago, Los Angeles, and New York, the internationally acclaimed Lightscape is coming to Fort Worth for the holiday season. Taking place within the 120-acre Fort Worth Botanic Garden and set along a beautifully illuminated walking trail custom-designed for Fort Worth, Lightscape features spectacular artistic installations that come to life after dark with color, imagination, and sound. Walk a one-mile-long path with suspended strands and tunnels of light, a fire garden, undulating waves of bluebonnets, singing trees, treetop sculptures, and artistic installations while toasting marshmallows over a fire and drinking hot chocolate and other seasonal drinks at stations along the trail.

fwbg.org/lightscape

Grapevine

Outdoor Ice-Skating Rink

Nov. 18-Jan. 8

Historic Main Street

Just when you thought the Christmas Capital of Texas couldn’t get any bigger, the Grapevine Convention and Visitors Bureau offers an all new attraction for the 2022 holiday season, a 4,500-square-foot outdoor ice-skating rink on Historic Main Street. The rink stays open for 52 days and adds to the list of more than 1,400 attractions and events Grapevine hosts over 40 days during the holiday season.

grapevinetexasusa.com/christmas-capital-of-texas

Luling

Christmas Arts and Craft Show

Nov. 19

Watermelon Thump Pavilion, 319 E. Davis St.

Kick off the Christmas season by shopping for unique items handcrafted by area artisans. Kids can visit and take pictures with Santa, and a DJ plays tunes all day. A live raffle with prizes takes place for the entire day as well.

lulingcc.org

Addison

Addison After Dark: Holiday Cheer

Nov. 19

Addison Circle Park, 4970 Addison Circle

‘Tis the season to eat, drink, and be merry. Kick off the holiday season sipping on complimentary wine samples in the Winter Wine-derland, stroll through the holiday marketplace for a little retail therapy, and enjoy a free In-N-Out Burger or a sweet and salty snack.

addisonafterdark.com

La Grange

James McMurtry in Concert

Nov. 19

The Bugle Boy, 1051 N. Jefferson St.

James McMurtry returns to The Bugle Boy. As the son of legendary American author Larry McMurtry, James is a talented songwriter and American poet.

thebugleboy.org/tickets

Fort Worth

Funky Finds Holiday Shopping Experience

Nov. 19-20

Will Rogers Memorial Center, 3401 Burnett-Tandy Drive

The Funky Finds Holiday Shopping Experience take this year's Holiday Market surf side. The flamingos are rounding up the best in handmade and vintage funky finds for your tropical holiday pleasure. Snag the best finds before they're swept away with the tide.

funkyfinds.com/holiday-shopping-experience.html

Frisco

Christmas in the Square

Nov. 19-Jan. 3

Frisco Square, Frisco Square

The largest choreographed lights and music display in North Texas features more than 175,000 lights, 11.5 miles of wiring, and over 8 miles of extension cords. Visitors may tune in to 107.3 FM on the radio in their vehicles, or listen to the music piped through speakers as they take a walk through the square. This year's event includes Skate the Square, an outdoor ice skating rink, as well as a Christmas tree lot.

friscosquare.com/cits-overview

Giddings

Sip and Shop Christmas Market

Nov. 20

The Silos on Highway 77, 1031 CR 223

Discover arts and crafts of every type just in time for Christmas shoppers looking for the perfect present. Enjoy a cold beverage while you browse a bright array of colorful wares and listen to the soft sounds of holiday music. Santa also makes an appearance for the children.

giddingstx.com/page-1676245

Fort Worth

Parade of Lights

Nov. 20

Downtown Fort Worth, 777 Taylor St.

The GM Financial Parade of Lights illuminates the streets of downtown Fort Worth for the 40th year. This year’s parade marks the city’s official kick-off to the holiday season with more than 100 festive floats, each adorned with holiday decor and over half a million sparkling lights.

fortworthparadeoflights.org

College Station

Lights On

Nov. 24-Jan. 1

Stephen C. Beachy Central Park, 1000 Krenek Tap Road

Guests can continue the family tradition of viewing more than 1 million lights that decorate 47-acre Stephen C. Beachy Central Park. Don't forget to bring your wish list for Santa. The staff also has made arrangements with his elves to accept letters for Santa in the North Pole mailbox outside the Central Park office.

cstx.gov/christmas

Grand Prairie

Prairie Lights

Nov. 24-Dec. 31

Lynn Creek Park, 5610 Lake Ridge Parkway

See one of the premier holiday light parks in Texas, located at Lynn Creek Park on Joe Pool Lake in Grand Prairie. Upon arriving at the entrance of Prairie Lights, be dazzled by 4 million lights set along 2 miles of path. Hundreds of all-new displays line and arch over the roads.

prairielights.org

Belton

Merry Mistletoe Marketplace

Nov. 25-27

Bell County Expo Center, 301 West Loop 121

The year's much awaited, biggest Sami Arts and Crafts show of the year includes vendors from all parts of Texas and beyond. Gather with friends and family to shop from the finest offerings of gifts, home decor, and seasonal gourmet foods.

samishow.com

Mckinney

Home for the Holidays: A McKinney Christmas

Nov. 25-27

Downtown McKinney, 111 N. Tennessee St.

Stroll the 14-block area of McKinney's 166-year-old commercial historic downtown for family activities, food, and entertainment. Enjoy a uniquely McKinney Christmas celebration with neighbors and visitors from near and far. Admission is free and open to the public. Enjoy live holiday music, seasonal food and drink, vendors for holiday shopping, and a community Christmas tree lighting event.

mckinneytexas.org/677/home-for-the-holidays

Richardson

"The Nutcracker"

Nov. 25-27

Eisemann Center, 2351 Performance Drive

Chamberlain Ballet began staging "The Nutcracker" in 1989. Over the years, this holiday tradition has grown to become a favorite for thousands of North Texas families.

chamberlainballet.org

Plano

Lights on the Farm

Nov. 25-Dec. 18, 21-30

Heritage Farmstead Museum, 1900 W. 15th St.

For one month, Heritage Farmstead Museum is bedazzled with more than 1 million twinkling holiday lights and filled with animated yuletide displays. The outdoor event features a quarter-mile trail showcasing light creations and animated displays. Guests also enjoy a 20-foot Christmas tree, refreshments such as hot cocoa and make-your-own s’mores, and a chance for the youngest guests to visit with Santa.

heritagefarmstead.org

Granbury

Night of Lights Christmas Parade

Nov. 25

Granbury Square, 100 E. Pearl St.

Historic Granbury Merchant’s Association hosts the Lighted Christmas Parade that starts on Hannaford Street at Pearl Street. The parade proceeds towards Courthouse Square.

visitgranbury.com/events/annual-events/christmas-in-granbury

Santa's House

Nov. 25-Dec. 18

Hood County Courthouse Gazebo, 100 E Pearl St.

On the historic Granbury Square behind the courthouse, Santa and Mrs. Claus return to Granbury. Bring your children, friends, family, and pets to spend time and take pictures with everyone’s favorite couple this holiday season.

visitgranbury.com/events/annual-events/christmas-in-granbury

Bowie

Blue Saturday Shop Small

Nov. 26

Bowie Community Development, 101 E. Pecan St.

Bowie Community Development and the Bowie Chamber of Commerce encourage and promote this annual event of shopping locally and shopping small. “Blue Saturday” falls just after Black Friday on the weekend of Thanksgiving. Mark off your holiday shopping list and give back to the merchants who support the community all year long. Shoppers receive tote bags, balloons, and other Shop Small merchandise.

cityofbowietx.com/136/festivals-events

Dallas

"The Happy Elf"

Nov. 27-Dec. 23

Rosewood Center, 5938 Skillman St.

Dallas Children's Theater presents Grammy-winning musician Harry Connick, Jr.'s holiday jazz musical. Eubie is, much to the exhaustion of his co-workers, an elf of unparalleled and endless energy looking to get a spot on Santa’s coveted sleigh team. When his unstoppably sunny spirit comes into contact with the miserable town of Bluesville—where every single child is on the naughty list—he’s in for the shock of a lifetime. Will his relentless positive attitude be enough to turn this gloomy place around, or has the happiest elf in the North Pole finally met his match?

dct.org

Mesquite

Christmas on the Square

Nov. 30

Heritage Square Park, 100 Broad St.

Enjoy the sights, sounds, and flavors of Christmas at this holiday season tradition in the historic heart of Mesquite, with festivities including holiday treats and the sparkle of holiday lights.

visitmesquitetx.com

Mansfield

Hometown Holidays

Nov. 30-Dec. 3

Dr. Jim Vaszauskas Center for the Performing Arts, 1110 W. Debbie Lane

Find two great Mansfield traditions combined into four days of holiday magic. Get ready for midway rides, an ice slide, carnival games, interactive arts, Santa visits, food vendors, Toys for Tots drop-offs, and special highlights each day including a tree lighting and fireworks show.

mansfieldhometownholidays.com

La Grange

Schmeckenfest on the Square

Dec. 1

Fayette County Courthouse Lawn, 151 N. Washington St.

Celebrate 16 years of Schmeckenfest, a wassail tasting and Christmas extravaganza. Sample different types of wassail (hot cider) made by various business owners and community leaders, in which participants hope to win the coveted honor of being named "Schmeckenmeister." There's also music, delicious treats sold by local nonprofit organizations, a Christmas parade, lighting of the county Christmas tree on the courthouse lawn, kids' activities, and pictures with Santa.

visitlagrangetx.com

Cameron

Christmas Parade and Fireworks

Dec. 1

Downtown Cameron, 102 E. First St.

Kick December off right with the one of the best parades in Central Texas and the lighting of the downtown Cameron and Milam County courthouse square. This year's parade theme is “Musical Notes and Holiday Floats!” Street vendors and food trucks dot the scene, and visitors can enjoy hot cocoa and Christmas carols while perusing the area. At the Old Town Cameron Railroad Museum, ride the Polar Express through the miniature replica of 1940s Cameron, and stick around the downtown area to hear the winning float announcement. The night ends with a street dance.

cameron-tx.com

Brenham

"Coney Island Christmas"

Dec. 1-18

Unity Theatre, 300 Church St.

Weaving together nostalgia, music, and merriment, this is a holiday show for people of all ages and faiths. An older Shirley Abramowitz tells her great-granddaughter the story of when she was cast in the role of Jesus in her school’s Christmas pageant. As a young Jewish girl, her immigrant parents are horrified and would not allow her to participate. This sweet comedy by Donald Marguiles is based on the story “The Loudest Voice” by Grace Paley.

unitybrenham.org

Mexia

Merry Christmas

Dec. 1-3

Various locations

On Thursday, the city Christmas tree is lit for the holiday season, and shopping and food are available. Friday and Saturday, the Merry Christmas Market takes place, and on Saturday morning, the annual Christmas parade makes its way through downtown Mexia.

mexiachamber.com

Paris

The Texas Barbecue Blowout

Dec. 1-3

Love Civic Center, 2025 S. Collegiate St.

On Thursday, a live concert commences to kick off the festivities, and Friday brings a fish fry. On Saturday, the Texas Barbecue Blowout includes a cookoff for chicken, ribs, pork butt, brisket, and turkey. The cookoff has a $10,000 payout.

facebook.com/loveciviccenter

Seguin

Lighted Holiday Parade

Dec. 1

Central Park, 201 S. Austin St.

Featuring 70-plus entries all decked out in lights, this parade starts at the intersection of Austin and College streets and travels south to Central Park. At the end of the parade, the mayor hits the switch to turn on the lights in downtown, and Santa is available for photo opportunities.

visitseguin.com

Grand Prairie

Cirque du Soleil's "Twas the Night Before Christmas"

Dec. 1-4, 7-11

Texas Trust CU Theatre at Grand Prairie, 1001 Texas Trust Way

Cirque du Soleil takes a modern spin on a holiday classic with its very first Christmas show. See performances full of Christmas cheer, exhilarating fun, and lovable characters for the whole family to enjoy.

texastrustcutheatre.com

Quarter Horse Racing

Dec. 1-17

Lone Star Park, 1000 Lone Star Parkway

On Thursday through Saturday, head to the racetrack to see horses race past you during the quarter-horse season.

lonestarpark.com

Plano

Deerfield Holiday Lights 2022

Dec. 1-30

Legacy Drive at Archgate Drive

Deerfield, a community in Northwest Plano, is known for its holiday and Christmas light displays. Every year the city offers carriage rides and plenty of houses lit up to get visitors in the Christmas spirit.

facebook.com/deerfieldplanotexas/events

Granbury

Candlelight Tour of Homes

Dec. 2-3

Historic Granbury Square, 201 E. Pearl St.

The Granbury community bands together in an assemblage of lights, carols, Christmas treats, and carriage rides. Plus, a selected group of citizens opens their private, historic homes to the public. Between volunteer docents and the owners themselves, a story unfolds of each home's rich and unique story. This year, Texas historical sites such as the Hood County Courthouse, the Granbury Opera House, and the Nutt House Historic Hotel are included on the tour, as well as Granbury museums and churches.

granburycandlelighttour.com

"Christmas Carol Experience"

Dec. 2-30

Dora Lee Langdon Cultural and Educational Center, 308 E. Pearl St.

Inside the Dora Lee Langdon Mansion, guests are transported to Fezziwig’s living room and Scrooge’s office. Brian Clowdus Productions presents "Christmas Carol Experience," a haunting immersive experience where audiences enter to find themselves as guests at the funeral of Jacob Marley. Limited to only 50 guests per show, "Christmas Carol Experience" begins very dark but ultimately ends with a heartwarming story of redemption and hope that is sure to melt even the most frozen hearts.

visitgranbury.com/the-christmas-carol-experience

Dallas

"Black Nativity"

Dec. 2

Bishop Arts Theatre Center, 215 S. Tyler St.

This hand-clapping, toe-tapping, finger-snapping theatrical wonderment, inspired by Langston Hughes' retelling of the Nativity story, returns to the Bishop Arts Theatre Center stage for its 18th anniversary. Black Nativity is a holiday favorite enjoyed by the entire family.

bishopartstheatre.org/theatre-series

Salado

Christmas Stroll

Dec. 2-4, 9-11

Village of Salado, Main Street

Experience the magic of Christmas in the idyllic Village of Salado during its 62nd annual Salado Christmas Stroll, held the first two weekends of December. This year’s Stroll kicks off with a lighted Christmas parade. Salado businesses host a variety of Stroll events during each weekend including an outdoor live Nativity at First Baptist Church, live performances of Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" at the Tablerock Amphitheatre of Salado, and live music at various venues along the route.

business.salado.com/calendar

Temple

First Friday: Downtown Temple for the Holidays

Dec. 2

Downtown Temple, Main Street

On the first Friday of every month, historic downtown Temple transforms into a giant party. Hear street music and see live performances, plus enjoy drinks, food, and after-hours shopping. This month's First Friday has a festive theme.

discovertemple.com/downtown/events/first-friday

Corsicana

Fun Town RV Heritage Bowl Pep Rally and Game

Dec. 2-3

Downtown Corsicana, 301 S. Beaton St.

On Friday, join in for a pep rally to kick off Heritage Bowl weekend. On Saturday, the Heritage Bowl, an annual Division II, post-season collegiate football game takes place. Established in 2017, the game is played each year the first Saturday in December. The two participating teams consist of schools competing in the Lone Star Conference, Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletic Association, and/or the Great American Conference.

visitcorsicana.com

Keller

Santa Scurry 5K

Dec. 2

Keller Town Hall/Bear Creek Trail, 1100 Bear Creek Parkway

Grab your jingle bells, Santa hats, Rudolph noses, and headlamps, and join along for a great time with your friends. This event is coupled with the Keller HollyDays featuring the city Christmas tree lighting, Holly Jolly Light Parade, and holiday laser show. Hang your finisher medal from your neck or on the Christmas tree. The Santa Scurry medals always double as an ornament.

santascurry.com

College Station

Christmas in the Park

Dec. 2-3

Stephen C. Beachy Central Park, 1000 Krenek Tap Road

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas in College Station. Bring the family or your friends and take an old-fashioned hayride, then stay for cookies, hot cocoa, live entertainment, real snow slides, photos with Santa, and a children's train.

cstx.gov/christmas

La Grange

Slaid Cleaves in Concert

Dec. 2

The Bugle Boy, 1051 N. Jefferson St.

The Bugle Boy, an intimate listening room music venue in converted WWII Army barracks, hosts singer-songwriter Slaid Cleaves, who is accompanied by guitarist Michael O'Connor.

thebugleboy.org/tickets

Bellville

Small Town Christmas

Dec. 3

Jim Bishop Pavilion at Chesley Park , 100 E. Palm St.

The 40th annual, two-day event kicks off Friday night with a lighted parade on the square, the lighting of the tree, Santa, and a community-wide celebration in the park. There's real snow, a petting zoo, train and carriage rides, a movie in the park, food, drinks, and live music. The weekend continues Saturday with breakfast with Santa, music, characters walking the downtown square, and a Christmas market on the square as well as the artisan market boasting more than 120 vendors.

bellvillesmalltownchristmas.com

Seguin

Sip 'n' Stroll

Dec. 2

Various locations

Take an evening stroll through downtown and taste over a dozen varieties of homemade hot chocolate at businesses that keep their doors open late. Other activities include live entertainment from the Seguin High School Star Steppers, photos with Santa, and a variety of food vendors.

visitseguin.com

Grand Prairie

"A Christmas Story, the Musical"

Dec. 2-11

Uptown Theater, 120 E. Main St.

Based on the beloved Christmas classic, the musical brings Ralphie and his dream of Santa bringing him a Red Ryder BB gun to life through a delightful score.

uptowntheatergp.com

Waxahachie

Bethlehem Revisited

Dec. 2-4, 9-11

The re-creation of the town of Bethlehem and the events that took place on the night of Christ's birth comes complete with live camels and characters in period costume. The event is located behind Central Presbyterian Church.

waxahachiecvb.com

Plano

"The Gift of Christmas"

Dec. 2-4, 7-11

Prestonwood Baptist Church, 6801 W. Park Blvd.

This Prestonwood tradition has become one of the highlights of the Christmas season, with thousands of guests attending every year. The multimedia event features special effects, a nearly 1,000-member cast and choir, a live orchestra, flying angels, and other elements for a memorable holiday experience.

prestonwoodgoc.org

Granbury

Candlelight Tour of Homes

Dec. 2-4

Granbury Square, 100 E. Pearl St.

For Granbury's Candlelight Tour of Homes, the community comes together for lights, carols, and Christmas treats, and a select group of residents open their private, historic homes to the public. Between volunteer docents and the owner's themselves, a story unfolds about each home's rich and unique story. Pick up your wristband and book at the Plaza on Pearl Street.

visitgranbury.com/event/granbury-a-candlelight-tour-of-homes/13748

Bowie

Fantasy of Lights Christmas Festival and Parade

Dec. 3

Bowie Community Development, 101 E. Pecan St.

Bowie Community Development, citizens, and local businesses host the 31st annual Fantasy of Lights Christmas Parade, following the tree lighting and live musical entertainment along with special Christmas shopping promotions. The day includes breakfast with Santa and craft time at Elf ’n Magic. Colorful floats, vehicles, riding groups, and marching groups light up the night. Prizes for floats are awarded in numerous categories. The parade winds through the streets of Bowie with announcers on both Mason and Smythe streets.

cityofbowietx.com/143/fantasy-of-lights-christmas-parade

Mckinney

Holiday Tour of Homes

Dec. 3-4

Chestnut Square Heritage Village, 315 S. Chestnut St.

Tour a collection of private homes in the famed historic district of McKinney, all dressed up for the holidays and open to the public. This 49-year tradition benefits Chestnut Square, which includes a collection of house museums in downtown McKinney. Tickets are available online and are not available at homes.

chestnutsquare.org/holiday-tour-of-homes

Plano

Dickens in Downtown Plano

Dec. 3

Haggard Park, 901 E. 15th St.

Kick off the season with Dickens, a free annual event nestled in the heart of the Historic Downtown Plano Arts District with holiday-themed activities, a tree lighting, and other family fun.

visitplano.com/event/dickens-in-downtown-plano-2022

Fairfield

Christmas on the Square

Dec. 3

Freestone County Courthouse , 118 E. Commerce St.

Gather around the Fairfield square for a parade, live Nativity scene, vendors, and crafts.

fairfieldtexaschamber.com

Temple

Family Day: Santa at the Depot

Dec. 3

Temple Railroad and Heritage Museum, 315 W. Avenue B

Santa is coming to the museum and checking his list while giving out toys. Santa arrives by train and meets with kids throughout the day. There are crafts, music, and old-fashioned holiday fun in the grand lobby.

templeparks.com

Nocona

Small Town Christmas

Dec. 3

Nocona Downtown Park, 104 Clay St.

Nestled in the North Texas Hill Country, Nocona gives you a dose of small-town Christmas charm. Celebrate the season with a parade, carolers, concerts, dancers, and fun activities in historic downtown. Located just north of the Dallas-Fort Worth area, Nocona sparkles with Christmas lights, decorated trees, and Christmas music floating in the air.

nocona.org/events

Frisco

Merry Main Street

Dec. 3

Simpson Plaza, 8874 Coleman Blvd.

Ring in the holiday season with Frisco's official tree lighting ceremony, pictures with Santa, choirs, and a parade.

visitfrisco.com/event/merry-main-street/3908

Lewisville

Old Town Holiday Stroll

Dec. 3

Wayne Ferguson Plaza, Old Town, 150 W. Church St.

Ring in the holiday season at this family-friendly event. Highlights include the Selfies with Santa, Motorcycle Toy Run, Huffines Christmas Parade, Elf Scavenger Hunt, and Lewisville Lights. Also, enjoy the tree lighting ceremony, winter carnival attractions, a movie in the Plaza, and carriage rides through Old Town Historic Home District.

oldtownlewisville.com

Clifton

Norwegian Country Christmas Tour

Dec. 3

Various locations, 115 N. Avenue D

In the 1850s, Norwegian immigrants wandered into Central Texas. They settled in an area near Clifton that became known as Norse. Since that time, settlers have celebrated their heritage in many ways. Tour historical homes, learn about the area's history, and see unique pieces of art.

cityofclifton.org/visit-living/special-events/norwegian-country-christmas-tour

The Colony

Christmas Spectacular

Dec. 3-Jan. 1

Central Fire Station, 4900 Blair Oaks Drive

Illuminated trees, twinkling snowflakes, and dazzling displays choreographed to music are sure to make your evening merry and bright. Be sure to tune your radio to 99.9 FM and listen to festive holiday music at this free light show for all ages.

thecolonytx.gov/834/christmas-spectacular

Holiday in the Park

Dec. 3

Perryman Park, 4930 South Colony Blvd.

‘Tis the season for holiday cheer and jolly fun for the whole family. Enjoy the most wonderful time of the year with an evening of festive holiday activities, classic Christmas tunes, and magical light displays. Festivities start with the Parade of Lights and lead up to a night of live performances, carnival games, rides, and a holiday baking contest.

thecolonytx.gov/832/holiday-in-the-park

Yoakum

Christmas On Grand

Dec. 3

Railroad Park, 501 Front St.

Grab your friends and family and head to Yoakum’s annual Christmas on Grand celebration for family-friendly festivities including holiday goodies for children, Santa photo-ops, and real snow to play in. There is also a lighted Christmas parade and a Christmas movie showing.

yoakumareachamber.com

La Grange

John Fullbright in Concert

Dec. 3

The Bugle Boy, 1051 N. Jefferson St.

American singer-songwriter John Fullbright performs in the intimate Bugle Boy listening room, which is a converted WWII army barrack.

thebugleboy.org/tickets

Round Top

Christmas with Masterworks: Rejoice

Dec. 3

Festival Concert Hall, 248 Jaster Road

The annual eclectic celebration includes joyful and distinctive rhythms of Vivaldi's "Gloria." The audience shares holiday memories as the chorus weaves carols and holiday favorites throughout, ending in a candlelit sing-along of "Silent Night."

festivalhill.org

Lewisville

Old Town Holiday Stroll

Dec. 3

Wayne Ferguson Plaza, 150 W. Church St., Old Town

Ring in the holiday season with a family-friendly event in partnership with the Main and Mill Association. Highlights include selfies with Santa, the Motorcycle Toy Run, tie-dye shirt making, Huffines Christmas Parade, the Elf Scavenger Hunt, and the Lewisville Lights tree lighting ceremony.

cityoflewisville.com

Paris

Christmas in Toyland Lighted Christmas Parade

Dec. 3

Downtown Paris

The downtown streets of Paris come to life for the season with the lighted Christmas parade. Santa makes an appearance to put smiles on children's faces.

downtownptx.com

Bellville

First Saturday Market Day

Dec. 3

Downtown Square , 1 Main St.

More than 85 vendors gather around the downtown square for a day of shopping and entertainment. Find music, family activities, food trucks, wine tastings, and baked goods. Crafts vendors sell woodwork, yard art, plants, photography, and boutique goods. Admission and parking are free.

discoverbellville.com

Fresh Farmers and Artisan Market

Dec. 3

Jim Bishop Pavilion at Chesley Park , 100 E. Palm St.

More than 35 area farmers, ranchers, bakers, and artisans gather to bring fresh produce, various meats, honey, herbs, plants, kolaches, homemade noodles, and more to Bellville on the first Saturday of the month. Shoppers enjoy live demonstrations and artisans selling soaps, bread oils, jewelry, custom lures, and dog treats. Enjoy wine tastings, an old-fashioned lemonade stand, or cold brew coffee.

discoverbellville.com

Seguin

North Pole Stroll

Dec. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

Central Park, 201 S. Austin St.

This family-friendly affair in downtown Seguin features a variety of nonprofit organizations hosting activities for children in Central Park. Take pictures with Santa, decorate cookies, and write letters to Santa Claus.

visitseguin.com

Grand Prairie

Holiday Market with Santa

Dec. 3-24

Traders Village, 2602 Mayfield Road

Shop for holiday gifts and decorations from more than 3,200 vendors on Saturdays and Sundays in December.

tradersvillage.com/grand-prairie

Waxahachie

Christmas Market and Gift Show

Dec. 3

Waxahachie Civic Center, 2000 Civic Center Lane

The Waxahachie Junior Service League Christmas Market is held the first weekend in December and offers a unique shopping experience with over 100 vendors (mostly local) featuring a wide variety of gifts including holiday décor, clothing and accessories, home accents, children’s clothing, and toys.

waxahachiejsl.org

Granbury

"The Majesty of Christmas"

Dec. 3-4

Texas Amphitheatre, 5000 Texas Drive

The Promise presents “The Majesty of Christmas," a show filled with inspiring original music, live animals, and a talented cast. Bring your blankets and get ready to witness the story of the birth of Christ.

thepromiseglenrose.com

Nativity Scenes

Dec. 3-11

See more than 1,300 Nativity scenes from all over the world. This private collection is on display each year for a short time at the Langdon Center Concert Hall.

visitgranbury.com/events/annual-events/christmas-in-granbury

Sherman

Snowflake Festival and Christmas Parade

Dec. 3

Grayson County Courthouse Square, 100 W. Houston St.

The fun and festive family-friendly festival leads up to the city's annual Christmas parade in historic downtown Sherman. The tradition includes the big Christmas tree lighting.

shermantx.org

Elgin

Time to Shine, Hot Cocoa Stroll, and Lighted Christmas Parade

Dec. 3

Downtown , 310 N. Main St.

This new event is held in conjunction with the Hot Cocoa Stroll and Lighted Christmas Parade and features the official dedication of Elgin's #ETX150 time capsule at 1:50 p.m. 'Tis the season for holiday-themed children’s activities, Santa's reindeer games, Christmas carols, a special screening of "The Polar Express," and festive food trucks.

elgintexas.gov

Mesquite

Christmas Concert

Dec. 4

Mesquite Arts Center, 1527 N. Galloway Ave.

Mesquite Community Band presents its annual holiday concert. The band is made up of volunteer musicians from high school through retirement age.

mesquiteartscenter.org

Winter Gala: A Community Celebration

Dec. 4

Mesquite Arts Center, 1527 N. Galloway Ave.

The Mesquite Arts Center hosts its Winter Gala, a night of family fun with food and music.

mesquiteartscenter.org

Christmas in the Park

Dec. 4-5

Westlake Park, 601 Gross Road

Mesquite Parks and Recreation’s largest annual event, Christmas in the Park, kicks off the holiday season with free carnival rides, arts and crafts, visiting with Santa and Mrs. Claus, indulging on cookies and hot cocoa, and other activities.

visitmesquitetx.com

Seguin

Yulefest

Dec. 4

Seguin Coliseum, 950 S. Austin St.

The Seguin Art League has been presenting this event for 10 years. Enjoy a fine arts and crafts show featuring handmade items, gifts, and decorations; over 70 vendor booths; door prizes; food; and a craft activity for children.

seguinartleague.com

Temple

Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting

Dec. 5

Downtown Temple, Main Street

Relive the magic that has become a part of downtown Temple's Christmas season for 75 years. See bands, floats, decorated automobiles, and walking groups participate in the parade, and witness the annual tree lighting.

templeparks.com

Dallas

88 Keys Jazz Concert

Dec. 7

Sammons Center for the Arts, 3630 Harry Hines Blvd.

Sammons Jazz artistic director and Steinway artist Arlington Jones plays classical music followed by his jazz arrangements of the same compositions. Jones also performs music from some of his friends and influences that are no longer alive, including keyboardists Bernard Wright and George Duke. Jones is joined by James Driscoll on bass, Arlington Ollie Jones III on drums, and Jorge Ginorio on percussion.

sammonsartcenter.org/concerts/jazz

Bryan

Holiday Stroll and Lighted Parade

Dec. 8

Downtown Bryan, Bryan Avenue and Main Street

Floats, vehicles, and fire engines make their way through downtown Bryan in the only lighted Christmas parade in town. The parade starts at 24th and Bryan streets, heads south on 28th Street, and then makes its way to Main Street. Santa Claus might make an appearance at the end of the parade, so bring the little ones for a holiday event to remember.

destinationbryan.com/events/downtown-bryan-holiday-stroll-lighted-parade

Corsicana

Artist and Writer Residency Artist Presentations

Dec. 8

Storefront Bookstore, 203 N. Commerce St.

Storefront Bookstore, the public space of the Corsicana Artist and Writer Residency, presents new works from visiting artists and writers from throughout the U.S. and around the world. The ground-floor space in historic downtown Corsicana provides easy access to meet, hear, and view works produced in the nearby work/living space at 100 West.

corsicanaresidency.org

Elgin

Sip, Shop, and Stroll

Dec 8, Jan. 12, Feb. 9

Downtown , 114 Central Ave.

The second Thursday of each month, sip a little wine and shop as you stroll through the stores in historic downtown Elgin. Find diverse merchandise, eclectic décor, artwork by local artists, live music, the Elgin Farmers Market, delicious food, and fun, friendly people.

elgintexas.gov

Mckinney

Holidays at The Heard

Dec. 9-10

Heard Natural Science Museum and Wildlife Sanctuary, 1 Nature Place

The beauty of the holiday season is brought into nature. Bundle up and experience one of the most unique holiday events in North Texas. Guests see lights and holiday decor along a half-mile Heard nature trail. In keeping with the Heard’s role as a nature preserve, this light display is designed to enhance, rather than overpower, the sanctuary’s natural beauty. Also, you’ll get to travel back in time to experience 10 life-size dinosaurs along a nature trail. Children and the young at heart enjoy the opportunity to take a photo with Father Christmas and Mother Nature in a festive setting.

heardmuseum.org/holidays-at-the-heard

La Grange

Radney Foster in Concert

Dec. 9

The Bugle Boy, 1051 N. Jefferson St.

Country music singer-songwriter, musician, and music producer Radney Foster performs in the intimate Bugle Boy, a converted WWII army barrack.

thebugleboy.org/tickets

Trail of Lights

Dec. 9-23

Kreische Brewery and Monument Hill State Historic Sites, 414 State Loop 92

The trails of Kreische Brewery and Monument Hill State Historic Sites are lit with beautiful holiday lights for this 10-night festival. The first five nights feature children's crafts, entertainment, visits with Santa, refreshments, and volunteers in costume sharing Victorian-German Christmas traditions at the Kreische home and smokehouse. The final five "encore" nights allow guests to simply walk the trail to enjoy the lights, which include several new thematic displays.

friendsofkbmh.org/events

Mckinney

Holidays at the Heard

Dec. 9-10

Heard Natural Science Museum and Wildlife Sanctuary, 1 Nature Place

Holidays at the Heard brings the beauty of the holiday season into nature. Bundle up your family, get out of the house, and experience this unique family-friendly holiday evening event in North Texas.

heardmuseum.org

Belton

Sami Arts and Crafts Marketplace

Dec. 10-11

Bell County Expo Center, 301 West Loop 121

Holiday shopping gets in full swing at this long-running arts and crafts marketplace. Open since 1975, shoppers can expect a variety of handcrafted goods. Every show is different and includes wood and metal crafts, floral designs, children's and women's boutique clothing, and an array of wonderful home decor from the vivid imaginations of the crafters.

samishow.com

Irving

Home for the Holidays Concert

Dec. 10

Irving Arts Center—Carpenter Performance Hall, 3333 N. MacArthur Blvd.

A favorite for the entire family, the annual Holiday Concert features the Irving Chorale, a visitor from the North Pole, a singalong, a talented pianist, and fresh arrangements.

irvingsymphony.org

Comanche

Christmas In Comanche

Dec. 10-11

Various locations, 101 W. Central Ave

Numerous events take place in Comanche for the holiday season, including the annual Christmas light show at the courthouse, the Christmas parade, Tour of Homes, Jingle Mingle, and the ice skating rink, which is open for the entire month of December.

comanchechamber.org

La Grange

Carrie Rodriguez with Luke Jacobs in Concert

Dec. 10

The Bugle Boy, 1051 N. Jefferson St.

Carrie Rodriguez and husband/touring partner Luke Jacobs round out the 18th musical season at The Bugle Boy, a converted WWII army barrack.

thebugleboy.org/tickets

Round Top

"The Nutcracker"

Dec. 10

Festival Concert Hall, 248 Jaster Road

The Ovation Ballet Company does a live performance of "The Nutcracker" ballet for the Christmas season. Take a magical journey through the land of dancing snowflakes to the Kingdom of the Sweets.

festivalhill.org

Corsicana

Corsicana Artist and Writer Residency Open Studios

Dec. 10

100 West , 100 W. Third Ave.

100 West, the residency of Corsicana Artist and Writers presents new works from visiting artists and writers from throughout the U.S. and around the world. View works produced by the residents who lived and worked in historic downtown Corsicana while they created their pieces.

corsicanaresidency.org

Paris

Wassail Fest

Dec. 10

Downtown Paris, 17 N.E. Second St.

Wassail is a hot, mulled cider drink that's popular around the holidays, and downtown stores in Paris are creating their own recipes for patrons to vote on. Have fun sipping while shopping for Christmas gifts.

downtownptx.com

Christmas at the Museums

Dec. 10

Heritage Park Museums and Genealogy Library, 1125 Bonham St.

Heritage Park Museums hosts the annual Christmas at the Museums, where Lamar County exhibits are on display and food trucks are available with delicious treats. There's also door prizes, a book signing, and the award for History Maker of the Year is given.

1125 Bonham St.

Cameron

Art Walk Gala

Dec. 10

Railfan on Main, 101 E. Main St.

Paintings, ceramics, sculpture, and jewelry are on display and for sale. At the black tie reception, enjoy food and wine prepared by local businesses. Youth scholarships are awarded.

cameron-tx.com

Arthur City

Lighted Holiday Parade

Dec. 10

Downtown Port Arthur , Proctor Street

Procter Street lights up as floats make their way down through downtown Port Arthur.

visitportarthurtx.com

Mckinney

Second Saturday Bird Walks

Dec. 10

Heard Natural Science Museum and Wildlife Sanctuary, 1 Nature Place

On the second Saturday of the month, take a bird walk intended to help beginning and intermediate birders with bird spotting and identification techniques. There are also plenty of opportunities for participants to ask questions from experienced birders. Prairie, woodland, and wetland habitats are included in these walks.

heardmuseum.org

Zip Line Day

Dec. 10

Heard Natural Science Museum and Wildlife Sanctuary, 1 Nature Place

During Zip Line Days, visitors can climb a 23-foot-tall tree to a zip line platform, then proceed to a 487-foot-long zip line.

heardmuseum.org

Waxahachie

Historic Christmas Tour of Homes

Dec. 10-11

Various locations

Tour a selection of historic homes adorned in their holiday finest.

historicwaxahachie.com/christmas-tour-of-home

Santa Run

Dec. 10

Railyard Park, 455 S. College St.

This holiday 5K race and fun run comes complete with Santa suits.

ymcadallas.org

Plano

The Legacy of Harmony Christmas Show

Dec. 10

Saint Mark the Evangelist-Smyth Pastoral Center, 1100 W. 15th St.

Legacy of Harmony is a premiere performing chorus. From barbershop to gospel to doo wop, these folks are sure to warm your heart with their harmonies. Let them entertain you.

visitplano.com/event/the-legacy-of-harmony-christmas-show

Elgin

Photos with Santa

Dec. 11

Elgin Recreation Center, 361 SH 95

Write your letter to Santa and mail it to the North Pole, then take photos at the selfie station while you wait in line to see the big man himself. Make your own custom hot cocoa at the hot cocoa bar, and sing Christmas carols to bring the holiday cheer.

elgintexas.gov/239/recreation-programming

Grand Prairie

"The Ultimate Christmas Variety Show"

Dec. 12

Uptown Theater, 120 E. Main St.

At this holiday variety show, see top impersonators recreate classic holiday variety shows from the 1970s and '80s that starred Sonny and Cher, Neil Diamond, Johnny Mathis, and other greats of entertainment.

uptowntheatergp.com

Dallas

Sammons Cabaret Concert: Making Spirits Bright with Linda and Larry Petty and Friends

Dec. 16

Sammons Center for the Arts, 3630 Harry Hines Blvd.

A magical evening awaits when the 2014 Sammons Cabaret Artists of the Year regale the audience with nostalgic melodies and an audience singalong. Other evening highlights include seasonal treats and maybe a special visitor from the North Pole.

sammonsartcenter.org/concerts/cabaret

Irving

The Las Colinas Symphony Presents "Music That Grows On You"

Dec. 17

Irving Arts Center, 3333 N. MacArthur Blvd.

The Las Colinas Symphony continues its 2022-2023 season with tenor Aquiles Machado. The performance includes Émile Waldteufel's "Christmas Roses Waltz," Tchaikovsky's "Waltz of the Flowers," and lots of holiday favorites plus the orchestra's traditional carol singalong.

lascolinassymphony.org

Grand Prairie

Michael Martin Murphey's Cowboy Christmas

Dec. 18

Texas Trust CU Theatre at Grand Prairie, 1001 Texas Trust Way

Don't miss the 30th year of Michael Martin Murphey's Cowboy Christmas, a family-friendly multimedia experience with the Rio Grande Band and the Rocky Mountain Vintage Dancers.

texastrustcutheatre.com

Plano

Plano Symphony: Home for the Holidays

Dec. 18

Christ United Methodist Church, 3101 Coit Road

The holiday tradition includes seasonal favorites, the ever-popular audience sing-along, humorous moments, and even a few surprises. This year's event has the Plano Symphony Orchestra being joined by singer and actress Fela and the Plano Civic Chorus.

planosymphony.org/home-for-the-holidays

Grand Prairie

Gary Owen's DFW-NYE Takeover VI

Dec. 30-31

Texas Trust CU Theatre at Grand Prairie, 1001 Texas Trust Way

Ring in the New Year with hilarious laughs, a live band, and party favors.

texastrustcutheatre.com

Elgin

Glowing into 2023

Dec. 31

Elgin VFW, 188 Old Sayers Road

Join the fun at this New Year’s Eve party at the Elgin VFW, featuring all things neon, live music, food vendors, and activities for kids. No New Year’s Eve would be complete without a midnight toast and black-eyed peas.

elgintexas.gov

Polar Bear Plunge

Jan. 1

Morris Memorial Pool, 802 N. Avenue C

Brave the cold water and jump into the new year at the Elgin Municipal Pool at Morris Memorial Park. Take pictures in the photo booth, and bring a change of clothes and a towel.

elgintexas.gov/239/recreation-programming

Round Top

Linda Patterson and Friends in Concert

Jan. 1

Edythe Bates Old Chapel, 248 Jaster Road

Dr. Linda Patterson and friends perform an exciting, sacred, and secular program on the Henry Erben pipe organ.

festivalhill.org

Temple

First Friday: Happy New Year

Jan. 6

Downtown Temple, Main Street

On the first Friday of every month, historic downtown Temple transforms into a giant party. Enjoy street music and live performances, drinks, food, and after-hours shopping.

discovertemple.com/downtown/events/first-friday

La Grange

Ray Wylie Hubbard in Concert

Jan. 6-7

The Bugle Boy, 1051 N. Jefferson St.

Singer-songwriter Ray Wylie Hubbard kicks off the 19th musical season at The Bugle Boy listening room, a converted World War II army barrack.

thebugleboy.org/tickets

Grand Prairie

Lunar New Year

Jan. 6-8, 13-15, 21-22

Asia Times Square, 2625 W. Pioneer Parkway

Celebrate Lunar New Year with Asia Times Square in Grand Prairie. Enjoy live performances, food from different cultures, and other festivities.

asiatimessquare.com

Temple

Family Day: Harlem Renaissance

Jan. 7

Temple Railroad and Heritage Museum, 315 W. Avenue B.

The Harlem Renaissance was an explosion of African American culture, music, art, and literature. Join the museum as they celebrate this unique moment in history. Jazz and crafts are part of the day.

templeparks.com

Grand Prairie

Bluey's Big Play

Jan. 7

Texas Trust CU Theatre at Grand Prairie, 1001 Texas Trust Way

Follow the adventures of Bluey, a loveable puppy who lives with her mom, dad, and little sister.

texastrustcutheatre.com

Valley View

Kid's Trout Derby

Jan. 7

Ray Roberts Lake State Park, Johnson Branch Unit, 100 PW 4153

Help celebrate 100 years of fishing in Texas State Parks. Bring your child to the Kid Fish pond and create memorable moments while fishing for freshly stocked rainbow trout. Rangers are there to help kids fish and are giving away prizes.

tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/ray-roberts-lake

Plano

"Four Weddings and an Elvis"

Jan. 12-28

Cox Playhouse, 1517 H Ave.

Anything can happen in a wedding chapel in Las Vegas...and does. From a couple getting married by the King himself as revenge on their exes, to arrogant, aging stars tying the knot as a publicity stunt, to a ceremony that really needs to happen before the police arrive, to the nuptials of the wedding chapel owner herself, what happens in Vegas...is hilarious.

roverdramawerks.com

Temple

"Quanah Parker: One Man Two Worlds"

Jan. 14-April 15

Temple Railroad and Heritage Museum, 315 W. Avenue B.

In 1836, a Comanche raiding party took Cynthia Ann Parker from her family. Over the following years, she became wife to a Comanche chief and mother to children, including Quanah Parker, the last Comanche chief. After Texas Rangers took Cynthia Ann back, Quanah became one of the most important Comanche leaders in both war and peace. This photo exhibit tells this story of their lives caught between two different worlds.

templeparks.com

Mckinney

Second Saturday Bird Walks

Jan. 14

Heard Natural Science Museum and Wildlife Sanctuary, 1 Nature Place

On the second Saturday of the month, take a bird walk intended to help beginning and intermediate birders with bird spotting and identification techniques. There are also plenty of opportunities for participants to ask questions from experienced birders. Prairie, woodland, and wetland habitats are included in these walks.

heardmuseum.org

Granbury

Goosebump Jump

Jan. 14

Granbury City Beach, 505 E. Pearl St.

Kick off the new year by jumping into the frigid waters of Lake Granbury. Prizes are awarded for Best Costume, Oldest Participant, Furthest Travelled, Best Team Costumes, and Best Couples Costume.

visitgranbury.com/goosebumpjump

Sherman

Martin Luther King Jr. Day March

Jan. 14

Downtown Sherman, 400 S. Travis St.

All churches, civic and social groups, and members of the public are welcome to come out for the march to honor civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. March.

facebook.com/shermanneighborhoodrec

Brenham

Uptown Swirl, Downtown Brenham

Jan. 15

Downtown Brenham

Experience unique shops while sipping and sampling wines from around the world. Tickets are available online and from participating merchants.

downtownbrenham.com

Belton

Sami Arts and Crafts Marketplace

Jan. 21-22

Bell County Expo Center, 301 West Loop 121

Since 1975, Sami shows have been known for bringing quality vendors to the arts and crafts marketplace in Central Texas. There is always a unique array of metal and wood crafters, jewelers, boutique clothing for children and adults, gourmet foods, fragrant soaps, macrame, and cornhole games. No two shows are ever the same, so it's fun to see what's new.

citywidevintagesale.com

Irving

The Las Colinas Symphony Presents "Music That Grows On You"

Jan. 21

Irving Arts Center, 3333 N. MacArthur Blvd.

The Las Colinas Symphony continues its 2022-2023 season with cellist Iona Batchelder and guest conductor Maestro Pascual Osa. The performance includes Shostakovich's Symphony No. 5 in D Minor, Johann Strauss II's "Roses from the South," and Camille Saint-Saëns' Cello Concerto No. 1 in A Minor.

lascolinassymphony.org

Plano

Dallas Area Train Show

Jan. 21-22

Plano Event Center, 2000 E. Spring Creek Parkway

The North Texas Council of Railroad Clubs organizes two train shows each year held in Plano. Come see and learn all about trains with exhibitors, layouts, home displays, clinics for model railroad building, and other programming.

dfwtrainshows.com

Meridian

Look Up, Look Down, and Dance All Around!

Jan. 21

Meridian State Park, 173 Park Road 7

The rainbow trout is stocked in January, and a fly-fishing group from Dallas-Fort Worth comes to teach people how to fly fish. The event includes a tackle loaner program, fishing contest, and, moving into the evening, live music and a dance on the Civilian Conservation Corps veranda, wrapping up with a star party.

tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/meridian

Dallas

Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus: The Musical

Jan. 28-Feb. 23

Rosewood Center, 5938 Skillman St.

Dallas Children's Theater presents this musical based on the book by Mo Willems. The Pigeon is having a bit of an identity crisis—he never gets to do anything, and people just want him to “fly off." Everything changes when the confident, cool Bus Driver rolls into town, and the Pigeon finds himself with a brand new goal: drive the bus. But, is it even possible? Time to find out.

dct.org

Temple

First Friday

Feb. 3

Downtown Temple, Main Street

On the first Friday of every month, historic downtown Temple transforms into a giant party. Enjoy street music and live performances, drinks, food, and after-hours shopping.

discovertemple.com/downtown/events/first-friday

La Grange

Shelley King in Concert

Feb. 3

The Bugle Boy, 1051 N. Jefferson St.

Past official Texas State Musician and member of the prestigious Texas Commission on the Arts Touring Roster, Shelley King returns to The Bugle Boy listening room, a converted WWII army barrack.

thebugleboy.org/tickets

Plano

The Official Supernatural Convention

Feb. 3-5

Plano Event Center, 2000 E. Spring Creek Parkway

Creation Entertainment's Official Supernatural Convention is a fan convention celebrating the hit TV show "Supernatural." The event features stars Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, and Misha Collins, who participate in onstage panels, photo ops, autograph signings as well as special events throughout the weekend.

visitplano.com/event/the-official-supernatural-convention-2

La Grange

Austin Lounge Lizards in Concert

Feb. 4

The Bugle Boy, 1051 N. Jefferson St.

The legendary Austin Lounge Lizards bring their quirky and humorous music to The Bugle Boy, a converted WWII army barrack.

thebugleboy.org/tickets

Bellville

First Saturday Market Day

Feb. 4

Downtown Square , 1 Main St.

More than 85 vendors gather around the downtown square for a day of shopping and entertainment. Find music, family activities, food trucks, wine tastings, and baked goods. Crafts vendors sell woodwork, yard art, plants, photography, and boutique goods. Admission and parking are free.

discoverbellville.com

Fresh Farmers and Artisan Market

Feb. 4-5

Jim Bishop Pavilion at Chesley Park , 100 E. Palm St.

More than 35 area farmers, ranchers, bakers, and artisans gather to bring fresh produce, various meats, honey, herbs, plants, kolaches, homemade noodles, and more to Bellville on the first Saturday of the month. Shoppers enjoy live demonstrations and artisans selling soaps, bread oils, jewelry, custom lures, and dog treats. Enjoy wine tastings, an old-fashioned lemonade stand, or cold brew coffee.

discoverbellville.com

Powderly

Hard Labor Mountain Bike Race

Feb. 4-5

Sanders Cove at Pat Mayse Lake

The Texas Mountain Bike Racing Association hosts the Texas State Championship Series and the first mountain bike racing event of the spring series. There are races for all ages and abilities, and first-time racers can take a clinic on Saturday. The Kids Cup race on Saturday is for those 12 and under.

tmbra.org/wp

Brenham

"The Mousetrap"

Feb. 9-26

Unity Theatre, 300 Church St.

After hearing a woman has been murdered, the guests and staff at Monkswell Manor find themselves stranded during a snowstorm. As it becomes clear that the killer is among them, the seven strangers grow increasingly suspicious of one another. When a second murder takes place, tensions and fears escalate culminating in a surprise finish. "The Mousetrap" had its world premiere in 1952 and continues to entertain contemporary audiences.

unitybrenham.org

Bellville

Chocolate Walk

Feb. 9

The Shops of Downtown , 1 Main St.

Plan a night out with friends to walk the downtown square exploring the shops of Bellville and other local merchants while experiencing a variety of chocolate confections at every stop. Redeem a punched card at the end of the evening for a chance to win prizes.

discoverbellville.com

Dallas

"1619 Project"

Feb. 10-26

Bishop Arts Theatre Center, 215 S. Tyler St.

In late August 1619, a ship arrived in the British colony of Virginia with a cargo of twenty to thirty enslaved people from Africa. Their arrival led to the barbaric and unprecedented system of American chattel slavery that would last for the next 250 years. This one-act festival features eight commissions by local and national playwrights that weave together stories that explore the legacy of slavery in present-day America.

bishopartstheatre.org/theatre-series

"Endlings"

Feb. 10-19

Rosewood Center, 5938 Skillman St.

Dallas Children's Theater presents the final production of Cry Havoc Theater Company, a teen theater company that has been celebrated for putting young artists in the lead as creators and actors of bold art that disrupts expectations and shakes up old, entrenched conversations. "Endlings" is a thought-provoking play that tackles climate change, social justice, grief, the pandemic, and art with frank, youthful honesty. Post-show conversations with subject matter resources follow every performance.

dct.org

Irving

"The Artistry of Jazz" with Violinist Scott Tixier

Feb. 11

Irving Arts Center-Carpenter Performance Hall, 3333 N. MacArthur Blvd.

In this, the first concert of the New Year for the Irving Symphony Orchestra, the enormously successful composer-in-residence program once again highlights a new orchestral piece by a young composer. Furthermore, world-renowned jazz violinist and University of North Texas faculty professor Scott Tixier offers some of his outstanding compositions for jazz violin and orchestra. The concert concludes with the magnificent Symphony No. 1 by German composer Johannes Brahms.

irvingsymphony.org

Nocona

Mardi Gras Nocona Style

Feb. 11-18

Downtown Nocona, 100 Clay St.

It's all about the beads and classic cars in this fun, family-friendly and pet-friendly event. Enjoy three days worth of parades, cajun food, live music, and beads.

nocona.org/events

Mckinney

Second Saturday Bird Walks

Feb. 11

Heard Natural Science Museum and Wildlife Sanctuary, 1 Nature Place

On the second Saturday of the month, take a bird walk intended to help beginning and intermediate birders with bird spotting and identification techniques. There are also plenty of opportunities for participants to ask questions from experienced birders. Prairie, woodland, and wetland habitats are included in these walks.

heardmuseum.org

Irving

The Las Colinas Symphony Presents "Music That Grows On You"

Feb. 18

Irving Arts Center, 3333 N. MacArthur Blvd.

The Las Colinas Symphony Orchesta continues its 2022-2023 season with violinist Simone Spadino and guest conductor Maestro Juan Carlos Lomonaco. The performance includes Johann Strauss II's "Schneeglckchen," Franz Waxman's "Carmen Fantasy," Johannes Brahms' Symphony No. 1 in C Minor, and Frederick Delius' "The Walk to the Paradise Garden."

lascolinassymphony.org

Mckinney

Krewe of Barkus Dog Parade

Feb. 19

Mitchell Park, 300 W. Louisiana St.

At this parade held each year on the Sunday before Mardi Gras, dogs and their owners dress up in costumes based on the special theme of the event, then they parade around McKinney's downtown square. Prizes are awarded in multiple categories. Music, food trucks, and pet-related vendors add to the festivities.

artinstituteofmckinney.com

Washington

Texas Independence Day Celebration

Feb. 25-26

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site, 23400 Park Road 12

Celebrate 187 years of Texas independence at the place where Texas became Texas. The 1830s Republic of Texas era comes to life with historic interpreters, craftsmen, music, and artillery firing.

wheretexasbecametexas.org

La Grange

Michael Reno Harrell in Concert

Feb. 25

The Bugle Boy, 1051 N. Jefferson St.

Michael Reno Harrell is an award-winning songwriter and veteran storyteller and entertainer from the Southern Appalachian Mountains. Hear him play a show at the Bugle Boy, an intimate, converted WWII army barracks.

thebugleboy.org/tickets

Mckinney

MillHouse Winter ArtFest

Feb. 26-27

McKinney Cotton Mill, 610 Elm St.

Escape the wind and cold at this indoor, juried art festival at the Cotton Mill. Explore art by local artisans showcased against the grandeur of century-old architecture. Featured artists offer acrylic, oil, watercolor, pottery, and jewelry. Food and drinks are available from local food trucks.

millhousefoundation.org/artfest

Dallas

"In the Shadow of Dictatorship: Creating the Museum of Spanish Abstract Art"

Feb. 26-June 18

Meadows Museum, 5900 Bishop Blvd.

During an era when Spanish artists found success abroad yet struggled for recognition at home, artist, critic, and collector Fernando Zbel established the Museo de Arte Abstracto Espaol in Cuenca, Spain on July 1, 1966, the first institution of its kind within Spain. Highlights from its remarkable collection, most coming to the U.S. for the first time, tell the story of this pioneering museum and explore the rich panorama of abstract Spanish art during the middle of the 20th century and under the Francoist regime.

meadowsmuseumdallas.org/exhibitions/spanish-abstract-art

"Charlotte's Web"

April 29-May 27

Rosewood Center, 5938 Skillman St.

Get caught in Charlotte's web to save Wilbur, the "radiant" and "humble" pig, and make friends once again with all his lovable barnyard neighbors. One of the first books ever written for children exploring issues of mortality, "Charlotte's Web" is an emotional tribute to friendship with universal themes depicting courage, compassion, and the ever-changing cycle of life.

dct.org

Brenham

"Godspell"

June 8-25

Unity Theatre, 300 Church St.

By Stephen Schwartz and John-Michael Tebela, the show is composed of musical parables from The Gospel according to Matthew. A cast of 10 characters tell the different parables by using a variety of games, storytelling techniques, and doses of comedy. An eclectic blend of songs is employed as the story of Jesus’s life is told and his messages of kindness, tolerance, and love brought to life.

unitybrenham.org

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