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Dallas

Shakespeare in the Park

June 10-July 19

Founded in 1971, Shakespeare Dallas offers North Texas residents a unique opportunity to experience ...

"Montopolis: The Living Coast"

June 14

Dallas Sierra Club and GreenSourceDFW.org present “Montopolis: The Living Coast," a gorgeous natur...

Basically Beethoven Festival

July 12, 19, 26

Happy 250th birthday, Ludwig van Beethoven. To celebrate, listen to free, family-friendly classical ...

Taste of Dallas

Sept. 4-6 (rescheduled dates)

Celebrating its 34th year, there’s no other place in DFW where attendees can experience the amount...

De Leon

Peach and Melon Festival

Aug. 4-8

Celebrating its 106th year, the festival includes a Queen's Pageant, midway, vendors, and food. Ther...

Tractor Pull

Aug. 7-8

Along with the Peach and Melon Festival, the tractor pull is a combination of professional pulls and...

Golden Saturday

Aug. 8

This is the close of the Peach and Melon Festival, with the Watermelon Crawl 5K, a 42 tournament, an...

Decatur

Cruise Nights on the Courthouse Square

May 2

Enjoy a classic car show around the Wise County Courthouse with stores and restaurants open late for...

Eighter from Decatur Food Truck Challenge

May 2

Food trucks compete for various awards, and a kids zone and music keep visitors entertained. ...

J.W. Hart WC Challenger PBR

May 16

This professional bull-riding competition has routinely been one of the premier events during the of...

Eighter from Decatur Barbecue Challenge

May 30

Teams compete for top prizes in brisket, chicken, pork spare ribs, and other categories at this Inte...

Denison

Doc Holliday Festival

April 25

Doc Holliday, the storied gunfighter, had an office in Denison. Help celebrate Denison's formative y...

Bark and Paws Festival

May 2

Denison has gone to the dogs. Join in and celebrate man's best friend with dog contests, live entert...

Music on Main

June 5, 12, 19, 26

Enjoy music every Friday night this month and in July at this free concert series. Headlining the ev...

Fourth of July Celebration

July 4

Come out to Forest Park and inside of Munson Stadium for Denison's annual Fourth of July Celebration...

Music on Main

July 10, 17, 24, 31

Enjoy music on Friday nights this month at this free concert series. Headlining the evenings are Con...

Elgin

Sip Shop and Stroll

April 9

Sip wine and shop as you stroll through the stores in Historic Downtown Elgin. Find diverse merchand...

Hip Hop Shop

April 10-11

For the kid in all of us. Easter Egg hunt for store coupons, find the golden eggs at downtown locati...

Sip Shop and Stroll

May 14

Sip wine and shop as you stroll through the stores in Historic Downtown Elgin. Find diverse merchand...

First Saturday Market Days

June 6

Friends of Elgin Parks presents Market Days held on the first Saturday of each month from February t...

Sip, Shop, and Stroll

June 11

Sip a little wine and shop as you stroll through the stores in Historic Downtown Elgin. Find diverse...

Juneteenth Street Dance

June 12

This Juneteenth celebration kicks off with vendors in Veterans' Memorial Park on Friday at 7 p.m., a...

Junteenth Parade and Celebration

June 13

The Juneteenth fun continues on Saturday at 10 a.m. with the Grand Parade that runs through Historic...

Western Days

June 22-27

The 51st annual Western Days festival hits historic Elgin with a week packed with fun activities for...

First Saturday Market Days

July 4

Friends of Elgin Parks presents Market Days held on the first Saturday of each month from February t...

Sip, Shop, and Stroll

July 9

Sip a little wine and shop as you stroll through the stores in Historic Downtown Elgin. Find diverse...

First Saturday Market Days

Aug. 1

Friends of Elgin Parks presents Market Days held on the first Saturday of each month from February t...

Sip, Shop, and Stroll

Aug. 13

Sip a little wine and shop as you stroll through the stores in Historic Downtown Elgin. Find diverse...

Music in the Park

Sept. 4, 11, 18, 25 (rescheduled dates)

Bring a blanket or a lawn chair and enjoy a variety of music—from swing and rockin’ oldies to co...

Emory

Rains County Sesquicentennial

June 4-7

Celebrating 150 years, Rains County's sesquicentennial is a huge event with a parade, food, vendors,...

Ennis

Ennis Bluebonnet Trails CANCELED

April 1-30 CANCELED

Ennis was designated by the 1997 state legislature as the home of the "Official Texas Bluebonnet Tra...

Bluebonnet Trails Festival

April 17-19

It's bluebonnet season, and the city of Ennis is celebrating with its Bluebonnet Trails Festival. En...

Main Street Midway

April 22-26

Historic downtown Ennis is bustling with rides, food, and games. Bring the whole family and celebrat...

"An Orphan's Adventure"

April 24-May 9

In the deep Dark Ages, a baby is abandoned in the hollow of a majestic oak tree. He is found and rai...

"The Red Velvet Cake War"

May 15-31

In the riotously funny Southern-fried comedy, the three Verdeen cousins could not have picked a wors...

A note regarding COVID-19

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

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