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Upcoming Events in Prairies and Lakes

College Station

Remembering the Fallen

May 25-29

Museum of the American GI, 19124 SH 6 S.

Remember those who have fallen in service to our country. There are special exhibits and displays. Visit the Vietnam Heroes exhibit to see the 3,417 dog tags honoring all Texas veterans who died or were missing in action in Vietnam. The weekend ends with a special 21-gun salute with 105 howitzers.

americangimuseum.org/events/eventsremembering-the-fallen

Corsicana

10 Year Celebration for 100 West

May 27-29

100 West and Samuels Buildings, 100 West Third Ave.

Celebrating work by more than 100 artists and writers during their residency stay at 100 West in Corsicana, the 10th anniversary gala weekend includes open studios in two campus sites, art installations in two exhibit spaces with art and book retail offerings, an art auction, author talks, readings, film screenings, and a commemorative party on historic downtown Corsicana’s brick streets.

corsicanaresidency.org

Mesquite

Movies in the Park: Touch A Truck

May 27

Paschall Park, 1001 New Market Road

Movies in the Park is a great opportunity for the whole family to experience movie watching in the great outdoors. On this night, children have the opportunity to play on top of firetrucks and police cars.

visitmesquitetx.com/events/2019/movies-in-the-park

Belton

ASCO Spartacus Dash

May 28

Liberty Park, 700 Veterans Way

Established by ASCO Equipment in 2012, this is Belton's only obstacle course race that is held annually at Liberty Park. The 3-mile course follows Nolan Creek and is filled with over 20 challenging and fun obstacles designed by ASCO in Belton. See if you can make your way through the mud pit, cargo net climb, ice bath, and zip line. There's food and drinks at the finish line.

ascospartacusdash.com

Lewisville

Fiesta Charra

May 29

Lewisville Rodeo Arena, 101 Parkway Drive

See activities that take place at a traditional charreada, which is like a rodeo and practiced in Mexico. Admission is free.

cityoflewisville.com

Grapevine

Vintage Railroad

June 1-Aug. 31

Grapevine Vintage Railroad, 705 S. Main St.

Step back in time with a nostalgic ride on the Grapevine Vintage Railroad The train travels along the historic Cotton Belt Route between Grapevine and the Stockyards in Fort Worth.

gvrr.com

Yoakum

Tom Tom Festival

June 2-4

Yoakum City Park, Kvinta Drive

One of the oldest festivals in Texas honors the tomato heritage of Yoakum with a Miss Yoakum Pageant, carnival, grand parade, arts and crafts, barbecue and bean cookoffs, a car show, softball, and live music all weekend.

yoakumareachamber.com

Lockhart

Vaudeville Variety Show

June 2-5

Gaslight Baker Theatre, 216 S. Main St.

Enjoy a new twist on an old entertainment style. Gaslight Baker Theatre presents its annual Vaudeville Variety Show, with lots of great singing, dancing, comedy acts, and some surprises.

mygbt.org

Stephenville

Moo-La Fest

June 3-4

Stephenville City Park, 709 Riverside Drive

To kick off National Dairy Month, Moo-La Fest honors Stephenville's rich dairy heritage with some hot-air-balloon fun. Take a tethered hot air balloon ride and enjoy dairy activities, live music, a carnival, a Kids Zone, food trucks and vendors, a beverage tent, wine tastings with different local wines and artisan cheeses, and nightly balloon glows.

visitstephenville.com

Temple

First Friday: Fun in the Sun

June 3

Downtown Temple, Main Street

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

discoverdowntowntemple.com

Mckinney

Texas Music Revolution

June 3-4

Downtown McKinney, 111 N. Tennessee St.

The 26th annual Texas Music Revolution features two days of music and promises to be the biggest and best one yet with some of the biggest names in Americana, alternative country, and Texas country music. Friday night is anchored by Wade Bowen, Jack Ingram, and the iconic Ray Wylie Hubbard. Saturday night features Old Crow Medicine Show supported by Hayes Carll. Last year's sold-out event had over 90 bands on more than 20 stages, all within walking distance to beautiful and historic downtown McKinney.

prekindle.com/event/26252-25th-anniversary-of-the-texas-music-revolution-mckinney

Addison

Taste Addison

June 3-4

Addison Circle Park, 4970 Addison Circle

A North Texas legend since 1993, Taste Addison continues to rock out with delicious food and high-energy concerts. The region’s original food and music festival was voted Best in DFW in 2021, and continues to deliver top-notch Addison eateries, national music artists, food and wine sampling experiences, and activities for the whole family.

tasteaddisontexas.com

Temple

Family Day: Beat the Heat

June 4

Temple Railroad and Heritage Museum, 315 W. Avenue B

Texas summers are hot, so cool off at Beat the Heat. Crafts and activities are centered around a luau theme. Wear your best Hawaiian shirt and join in for a day of summer fun.

templeparks.com

Mckinney

Comedy and Magic Show

June 4-Aug. 27

The Comedy Arena, 305 E. Virginia St. #104

Do you believe in magic? You are certain to become a believer while watching some of the greatest magicians in North Texas perform comedy and magic for all ages. Each Sunday, this show features one of North Texas' favorite family magicians including Sam Sawyers, Dal Sanders, Ian Richards, Aaron Stone, Josh Ayala, and Eric Hogue.

thecomedyarena.com

Waxahachie

Gingerbread Trail Tour of Homes

June 4-5

Ellis County Museum, 201 S. College St.

Queen Anne, Victorian, Gothic Revival, Bungalow, Romanesque, and Greek Revival are a few of the architectural styles celebrated during the 52nd annual Gingerbread Trail Tour of Homes. Tour a special selection of five private homes and get the inside scoop on restoration triumphs, DIY recommendations, and local ghost lore. Visit historically recognized buildings such as the Ellis County Museum, Sims Library, the Ellis County Courthouse, and the Ellis County Museum on the downtown square.

gingerbreadtrail.net

Grand Prairie

Crawfish Boil

June 4

Market Square, 120 W. Main St.

Grand Prairie's annual Crawfish Boil features live music, local vendors, games, and Cajun crawfish accompanied by potatoes and corn.

gptx.org/residents/farmers-market

Prairie Playland Summer Nights

June 4-Aug. 28

Traders Village, 2602 Mayfield Road

Soak in those long summer nights with live music, activities for kids, entertainment, and 12 amusement park rides including the new Prairie Screamer.

tradersvillage.com/grand-prairie

Bellville

Fresh Farmers and Artisan Market

June 4

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

More than 30 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 from 9 a.m. to noon and supports local farmers, ranchers, and area artisans in this small town full of Texas charm.

discoverbellville.com

Mesquite

Mesquite Championship Rodeo

June 4-Aug. 27

The Mesquite Arena, 1818 Rodeo Drive

Held every Saturday night from June to the last Saturday in August for nearly 65 years, the Mesquite Championship Rodeo has entertained families with thrilling rodeo events. Beginning at 6:30 p.m., visitors can come onto the arena floor, interact with rodeo participants, and try out their rodeo skills with special activities for children.

visitmesquitetx.com/events/2020/mesquite-championship-rodeo

Grapevine

Dairy Day at Nash Farm

June 4

Nash Farm, 626 Ball St.

Bring the family to Nash Farm and enjoy learning about dairy processes including milking, butter churning, and cheese making.

grapevinetexasusa.com/nash-farm

The Colony

Take on the Heat Triathlon

June 5

Lewisville ISD Eastside Aquatic Center, 5729 Memorial Drive

Test your skills on land with the run-bike-run event, or go the distance and test your strength and perseverance by swimming, cycling, and running in the full triathlon or half-distance sprint.

visitthecolonytx.com/events

Ennis

Racewars

June 5

Texas Motorplex, 7500 US 287 W.

Car enthusiasts love coming to Racewars for the car show, drag races, and shopping.

texasmotorplex.com

Seguin

Central Park Summer Concert Series

June 5, 12, 19, 26

Central Park, 201 S. Austin St.

Enjoy live music in Central Park every Sunday night this month.

visitseguin.com

Garland

"Manufacturing Victory: The Arsenal of Democracy"

June 6-Aug. 15

Garland City Hall, 200 N. Fifth St.

"Manufacturing Victory" tells the inspiring story of the Home Front effort that produced tanks, planes, ships, and guns with staggering speed and unparalleled energy during World War II. The exhibit includes compelling artifacts, photographs, oral histories, and interactive audio-video components that immerse visitors in the story of America’s mighty industrial war engine.

visitgarlandtx.com/manufacturing-victory

Round Top

Music Festival

June 7-July 16

Festival Concert Hall, 248 Jaster Road

For more than 50 years, the Round Top Music Festival has offered orchestral and chamber music performances of the highest level, attracting music lovers from Texas and beyond. Repertoire is varied, mixing the well known and rarely performed. Concerts take place in a world-class concert hall, a "jewel case" completed over a 40-year period and acknowledged as acoustically unique. The surrounding campus, more than 200 acres, has been generously planted with thousands of trees and bushes of various species. It offers shadowing lakes, picnic areas, jogging trails, and wonderful herb gardens.

festivalhill.org

Lewisville

Sounds of Lewisville

June 7-July 26

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

Every Tuesday in June and July, Wayne Ferguson Plaza is taken over with two bands. Bring a chair, blanket, and the family for a fun-filled evening. Vendors are on site, and concerts are free to attend.

cityoflewisville.com

Lockhart

Chisholm Trail Roundup

June 9-11

Various locations

Traditionally held the second full weekend in June, Lockhart's largest annual festival and tourism event celebrates its 48th year. The entire family can enjoy activities including a petting zoo, an Old West gunfighter show, pig races, a carnival, rodeo, barbecue cookoff, grand parade, the Queen’s Coronation, and live entertainment.

chisholmtrailroundup.com

Elgin

Sip, Shop, and Stroll

June 9

Historic Downtown Elgin

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

elgintx.com

Temple

Texas State Square and Round Dance Festival

June 9-12

Mayborn Convention Center, 3303 N. Third St.

Cheers to 60 years of the Texas State Square and Round Dance Festival. The diamond jubilee event kicks off with the Trail End Dance presented by Texas State Callers' Association. A pre-festival dance presented by Heart of Texas Square and Round Dance Association takes place Saturday, followed by the 60th festival organized by the Texas State Federation of Square and Round Dancers.

squaredancetx.com

Clifton

Clifton Rodeo

June 10-11

Clifton Rodeo Arena , 101 E. Seventh St.

The Clifton Chamber of Commerce is proud to present the 71st annual Clifton Rodeo. The event kicks off with the rodeo parade. After the parade, head down to the rodeo grounds to watch the cowgirls run for the best time on barrel racing, and then sit back and watch the cowboys rope, ride, and get bucked on the broncos and bulls.

Elgin

Juneteenth Festival Street Dance and Parade

June 10-11

Historic Downtown Elgin , Veterans' Memorial Park

The event kicks off with vendors in Veterans’ Memorial Park and the annual street dance at night. Juneteenth continues on Saturday with the Grand Parade that runs through historic downtown Elgin. Activities after the parade are available in Veterans’ Memorial Park downtown.

elgintx.com/194/juneteenth-festival

Mesquite

"Like Kissing Moonlight"

June 10-12, 17-19, 24-26

Mesquite Arts Center, 1527 N. Galloway Ave.

Mesquite Arts Theatre presents this story of a modern-day Appalachian family that has come to some inevitable crossroads and must make some hard decisions. The themes of home and family are both touching and laugh-out-loud funny.

mesquiteartscenter.org/events/2022/like-kissing-moonlight

Granbury

Lone Star Street Rod Association

June 10-12

Hewlett Park, 621 E. Pearl St.

The Lone Star Street Rod Association brings its 46th annual State Run to Granbury’s Hewlett Park, with some 450 rods expected.

visitgranbury.com

Belton

Sami Arts and Crafts Marketplace

June 11-12

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.

samishow.com

Dennis

Gunslinger Outlaw Modified Series

June 11

Big O Speedway , 3118 FM 85

Watch vehicles race on a .25-mile, semi-banked dirt track.

bigospeedway.com

Grand Prairie

Brit Floyd in Concert

June 11

Texas Trust CU Theatre, 1001 Texas Trust Way

“The World’s Greatest Pink Floyd Show” returns to the stage to perform a brand-new production and world tour for 2022. Highlights include "The Wall," "The Dark Side of the Moon," "Wish You Were Here," "Animals," and "The Division Bell," and a 23-minute note-for-note performance of the era-defining song "Echoes," written over 50 years ago, from Pink Floyd's breakthrough 1971 album, "Meddle."

texastrustcutheatre.com

Mesquite

Rodeo Road Rally Bike Race

June 11

Dr. John Horn High Scool, 3300 E. Catwright St.

Grab your bike for the Rodeo Road Rally charity bike race. Cyclists have the choice of 35-, 50-, or 100-killometer courses with traffic control and rider support.

rodeoroadrally.com

Granbury

Bass Fishing Tournament

June 11

Lake Granbury, Rough Creek Park

The Rotary Club of Granbury hosts its second annual bass tournament at Lake Granbury, with a first prize of $5,000. Proceeds from this event go toward scholarships for Granbury High School seniors.

granburyrotarybasstournament.com

Corsicana

Mimosas at the Market

June 12, July 9, Aug. 13

Downtown Corsicana, 301 S. Beaton St.

Sip mimosas while shopping in downtown Coriscana every second Saturday. Complimentary mimosas are poured, and shoppers explore the tree-lined streets, historic buildings, and boutiques.

visitcorsicana.com

Fairfield

Freestone County Fair and Rodeo

June 13-18

W.L. Moody Reunion Grounds, 843 E. Commerce St.

This year is the 100th annual Freestone County Fair and Rodeo. The event kicks off with a parade and then features a livestock show that benefits local children, a carnival, and a rodeo. There is live music every night of the fair week. Come be a part of this beloved tradition that keeps Freestone County heritage alive.

fcfar.org

Corsicana

Mickey Gilley in Concert (CANCELED)

June 16

The Palace Theatre, 112 W. Sixth Ave.

Mickey Gilley is a country music singer/songwriter. He started out singing country songs in the '70s, then moved towards a more pop-friendly sound in the '80s, bringing him further success on not just the country charts, but the pop charts, too.

corsicanapalace.com

Bryan

Brazos Bluebonnet Quilt Show

June 17-18

Brazos County Expo Center, 5827 Leonard Road

In a new and bigger location this year, the Brazos Bluebonnet Quilt Show's theme for the judged quilt show is “World of Color.” There is a wide assortment of quilt categories, from traditional to art quilts, and the show has vendor booths, quilt appraisals, and quilts for sale.

bbquiltguild.org

Waco

Texas Sports Hall of Fame Bob Lilly Celebrity Golf Classic

June 17-18

Bear Ridge Golf Club, 1000 Bear Ridge Drive

Over Father's Day weekend, join in for the 25th annual Bob Lilly Celebrity Golf Classic. Play golf with some of your favorite Texas inductee/athletes, and don't miss the auction.

tshof.org/bob-lilly-celebrity-golf-tournament.html

Ennis

Texas Truck Jam

June 17-18

Texas Motorplex, 7500 US 287

Diesel or gas trucks compete in drag racing.

texasmotorplex.com

Mckinney

Third Monday Trade Days

June 17-19

Third Monday Trade Days, 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

Franconia's Open Mic Jamboree

June 17

Franconia Brewing, 495 McKinney Pkwy.

Play some music or just hang and enjoy awesome artists. Singers, strummers, drummers, guitar rippers, bass faces, harmonicas, raps, spoken word, comedy, declarations, and more are welcome, as the mic is open.

franconiabrewing.com

Salado

Salado Springs Craft Beer Festival

June 18

Barrow Brewing Company, 108 Royal St.

On the banks of Salado Creek, experience an independent craft beer festival featuring microbreweries from around the state with a focus on Central Texas breweries.

barrowbrewing.com/salado-springs-beer-fest

Mesquite

Premier Gun Shows

June 18-19

Mesquite Convention Center, 1700 Rodeo Drive

With events in April, May, and June, Premier Gun Shows feature exhibits of new and used guns, gun parts, accessories, and other items.

visitmesquitetx.com/events/2020/premier-gun-shows2

Mckinney

Wine and Walls MuralFest

June 18-19

MillHouse McKinney at the Cotton Mill, 610 Elm St., Suite 1000

Watch muralists paint original designs on the historic Cotton Mill. You can sip wine from local wineries, try tasty morsels from food vendors, and shop for art, jewelry, and handmade products from local and regional vendors. Take home your own original mobile mural by bidding on your favorite artist or design during the festival.

millhousefoundation.org/muralfest

Craft Beer Walk

June 18

Downtown McKinney, 111 N. Tennessee St.

Join other beer lovers for Father’s Day weekend in downtown McKinney. With your ticket, you receive a tasting glass, a map guiding you on your tasting journey, and a pretzel necklace as an added bonus. There are 20 stops with tastings of delicious, cold craft beer.

sbghospitality.com

Farmersville

Audie Murphy Day

June 18

Downtown Farmersville and the Historic Onion Shed, 154 Main St.

Audie Murphy was an American soldier, actor, songwriter, and rancher. This hometown celebration honors area veterans with a parade and a program. Murphy was one of the most decorated military heroes of modern history due to his service in and around World War II.

facebook.com/audiemurphyday

Comanche

Open Rodeo Parade

June 18

Comanche Square, 101 W. Central Ave.

Texas-themed floats and horse clubs ride through downtown Comanche and around the historic courthouse square.

comanchechamber.org

Bowie

Jim Bowie Days Rodeo and Celebration

June 18-25

Bowie Community Center and Rodeo Arena, 413 Pelham St.

This 56th annual event features a weeklong celebration full of family fun, with kids' activities, a parade, live music, a rodeo, youth rodeo, and rodeo queen contest.

jimbowiedays.org

Little Elm

TexasFest Dallas

June 18

Little Elm Park, 701 W. El Dorado

Bud Light, Go Texan, and Outlaw Nation present TexasFest Dallas at Little Elm Park. Enjoy concerts, 200 artists and crafters, swimming and beach-style fun, classic cars, frisbee-catching dogs, cowboy shows, and dozens of Texas-themed rides, games, and other attractions. The Taste of Texas Food Garden offers delicious cuisine and cold domestic and craft beers. National recording artists perform on the main stage, while contemporary visual artists present works inspired by the heritage and culture of the city.

texasfestdallas.com

Italy

Tour d'Italia

June 19

Italy High School, 300 College St.

Bicyclists come from all over Texas and surrounding states to attend this bicycle ride through the countryside. There are 11.5- to 56-mile courses to choose from.

lonestarcyclists.org

Elgin

Juneteenth on Juneteenth

June 19

Thomas Memorial Park, 411 Madison St.

The Juneteenth Festival continues this weekend with an event that honors the holiday. There's a meet and greet followed by the distribution of candles and lighting ceremony.

elgintx.com/194/juneteenth-festival

Luling

Watermelon Thump

June 23-26

Watermelon Thump Pavilion and Spitway, 319 E. Davis

Since 1954, the Luling Watermelon Thump has celebrated the growers and the town's watermelon market. Over the years the event has offered live music all weekend, an exhibitors' market, carnival, world champion seed spitting, the crowning of the Thump Queen, a car show, kids entertainment, a grand parade, an arts and crafts show, and fun contests.

watermelonthump.com

Mexia

Rodeo

June 23-25

Mexia Rodeo Arena, 600 Smith St.

The 92nd annual Mexia Rodeo, sponsored by the Mexia Area Chamber of Commerce, is great family fun. The rodeo is sanctioned by the United Professional Rodeo Association and includes some of the best concessions around.

mexiachamber.com

Elgin

Western Days Parade and Festival

June 23-25

Various locations

Western Days serves as Elgin’s annual homecoming celebration and is always held during the last week in June. Throughout the multiple-day affair, events are held including a parade, carnival, live music, vendor marketplace, and sports tournaments. The grand finale is held on Saturday, with guests perusing the wares of artisans and craft vendors at an outdoor market place while listening to live entertainment throughout the afternoon. 

elgintxchamber.com/western-days

Ennis

Freedom Fest

June 25

Veterans Memorial Park , 2301 Ennis Pkwy.

Start your day with the beloved Red, White, and Bike Parade in historic downtown Ennis, and end it with family-friendly activities, live music, and a spectacular fireworks show.

visitennis.org

Texas Whip Fest

June 25

Texas Motorplex, 7500 US 287

Car enthusiasts compete in drag races and show off their rides in a car show.

texasmotorplex.com

Comanche

Red Dirt Dinner and Dancing

June 25

Comanche Roping Club Arena, 9101 US 377

The Comanche Roping Club Arena is transformed into a live concert and dancing venue. Featuring multiple artists, there's plenty of room for dancing and numerous food options.

comanchechamber.org

Arlington

Tommy DeCarlo in Concert

June 25

Levitt Pavilion Arlington , 100 W. Abram St.

Classic rock fans, this one’s for you. Grab your tickets for a double-header outdoor concert headlined by Tommy DeCarlo, singer for the legendary rock band Boston, and special guest Rudy Cardenas of “American Idol” fame. It’s an evening jam-packed with the hits of Boston and Journey.

levittpavilionarlington.org/event/tommy-decarlo-singer-of-boston-with-special-guest-rudy-cardenas-of-american-idol-the-classic-hits-of-boston-journey

Belton

Fourth of July Celebration

June 25-July 4

Various locations, 412 E Central Ave, PO Box 659

The more than 100-year-old tradition of the Belton's Fourth of July Celebration includes a street party with live music, craft beer, wineries and food trucks on June 25, then a 1-mile parade on July 4, along with food and craft vendors, games, a petting zoo, static display of military and first responder equipment, and a hot dog eating contest. Carnival rides and attractions fill a nearby park. The three-night rodeo runs July 1-3 and is the only PRCA rodeo in Texas during this holiday weekend. Live music and fireworks round out the celebration on the evening of July 4.

beltonchamber.com

Giddings

Grimes Street Music Fest

July 1

Lee County Courthouse Square, 200 S. Main

Enjoy music around the courthouse square, just like the good ol' days. Bring your cooler, lawn chairs, blankets, and snacks, listen to tunes on Grimes Street, and join in the street dance.

giddingstx.com/page-1676245

Temple

First Friday: Patriotic and Red, White, and Blue

July 1

Downtown Temple, Main Street

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

discoverdowntowntemple.com

The Colony

Liberty By The Lake

July 2

The Colony Five Star Complex, 4100 Blair Oaks Drive

Celebrate the birth of America’s freedom with patriotic festivities and a variety of entertainment and activities for all ages including a fun run/walk, live music, and a choreographed fireworks display.

visitthecolonytx.com/events

Granbury

Old Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration and Parade

July 2-4

Historic Granbury Square, 201 E. Pearl St.

Thousands flock to Granbury to take part in small-town festivities and celebrate all things America. The parade around the historic Granbury square, vendors, iconic Lake Granbury, and a top-rated fireworks show all make for a memorable Fourth of July for the entire family.

visitgranbury.com/event/hometown-4th-of-july-3-day-celebrations/14903

Bellville

Fresh Farmers and Artisan Market

July 2

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

More than 30 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 from 9 a.m. to noon and supports local farmers, ranchers, and area artisans in this small town full of Texas charm.

discoverbellville.com

Seguin

Freedom Fiesta

July 2

Central Park, 201 S. Austin St.

Celebrate Independence Day in beautiful downtown Seguin with live music, food trucks, vendors, a kiddie parade, and and other festivities.

visitseguin.com

Giddings

Fury on the Fourth

July 3

Sheriff's Posse Rodeo Arena, 2495 SH 290 W.

The Lee County Sheriff's Posse hosts championship bull riding for the Fourth of July Celebration, plus everyone's favorite: mutton bustin'.

giddingstx.com/page-1676245

Temple

All Star Family Day

July 3

Temple Railroad and Heritage Museum, 315 W. Avenue B

"Pieibol in the Barrios and the Big League" is on display at the museum beginning July 9th. Experience the fun of the game and learn about an important part of baseball history. Enjoy sports-themed crafts and activities for the whole family.

templeparks.com

Waxahachie

Crape Myrtle Festival and Parade

July 3-4

Waxahachie Sports Complex, 151 Broadhead

Being designated the Crape Myrtle Capital of Texas, Waxahachie residents celebrate with a concert, fireworks show, and parade on Independence Day.

visitwaxahachie.com

Grand Prairie

Stars and Stripes Celebration

July 3-4

Lone Star Park, 1000 Lone Star Pkwy.

After a night of horse races, see a spectacular fireworks show that's choreographed to music.

lonestarpark.com

Addison

Kaboom Town

July 3

Addison Circle Park, 4970 Addison Circle

Since 1985 one of the nation’s most impressive and unique Independence Day celebrations has been held in Addison. Each year approximately 500,000 guests from across the country converge on this small town to view the incredible Addison Airport Airshow, followed by a spectacular fireworks display. Whether enjoyed from a restaurant watch party, hotel balcony, or the award-winning festival in Addison Circle Park, attendees are sure to be immersed in patriotic revelry.

addisonkaboomtown.com

Seguin

Patriotic Concert

July 3

Central Park, 201 S. Austin St.

Enjoy patriotic tunes from the San Antonio Symphonic Band.

visitseguin.com

Fireworks Fiesta

July 3

Starcke Park

Enjoy a large firework show along the Guadalupe River.

visitseguin.com

Columbus

Independence Day Celebration

July 4

Columbus Golf Course , 141 Veterans Drive

Columbus hosted the very first Fourth of July celebration in the state of Texas in 1826 and continues the tradition with an old-fashioned bash full of family-friendly fun. There is music, food, and a great fireworks display.

columbustexas.org

Giddings

Firemen's Fourth of July Celebration

July 4

Fireman's Park, 2495 SH 290 W.

The Fourth of July Celebration, sponsored by the Giddings Volunteer Fire Department, starts with a lazy day in the park and barbecue. Then, there's an auction to benefit the fire department, followed by fireworks and a dance in the evening.

giddingstx.com/page-1676245

Frisco

Freedom Fest

July 4

Frisco Square, 8874 Coleman Blvd.

Visit a Fourth of July celebration that's fit for the whole family. There are fireworks and lots of tasty food options.

friscofreedomfest.org

Temple

Fourth of July Family Fun Fest

July 4

Crossroads Park, 1020 Research Pkwy.

The 24th annual Independence Day festival is full of family fun, food, live music, and a spectacular fireworks show.

templeparks.com

Cameron

Fireworks in Cameron

July 4

Downtown Cameron, 102 E. First St.

Celebrate the Fourth of July at the square in downtown Cameron with games for children and adults, children's and pet parades, food and wine trucks, and vendors. Fireworks start around dusk.

cameron-tx.com

Mckinney

Red, White, and Boom

July 4

Downtown McKinney and Craig Ranch Soccer Complex, 111 N. Tennessee St.

The city of McKinney celebrates the Fourth of July with free family activities, live entertainment, and a spectacular fireworks show. Downtown events include a hometown parade and the Yankee Doodle block party. Evening festivities resume at the McKinney Soccer Complex at Craig Ranch with music, food, kids’ activities, a concert, and a fireworks display.

mckinneytexas.org/830/red-white-and-boom

Corsicana

Freedom Fest

July 4

IOOF Park, 601 N. 45th St.

Food trucks, live music, and fireworks create a dazzling Independence Day bash.

visitcorsicana.com

Mexia

Boomin' on the Fourth

July 4

Mexia Hughes City Park, Corner of Bonham and Tyler streets

Freedom rings proudly at Boomin' on the Fourth, where games, food vendors, a 5K, pet parade, and car show create a family-friendly bash.

mexiachamber.com

Seguin

Biggest Small Town Fourth of July Parade

July 4

Downtown Seguin, 201 S. Austin St.

This classic small-town Fourth of July parade features floats, bands, classic cars, tractors, and horses, all decked out in red, white, and blue.

visitseguin.com

Grapevine

July Fourth Extravaganza

July 4

Lake Grapevine

Celebrate America’s birthday at the 40th annual July Fourth Fireworks Extravaganza complete with spectacular fireworks set to patriotic music. Fireworks start at 9:30 p.m.

grapevinetexasusa.com/summertime-in-grapevine/july-fourth/july-4th-fireworks-extravaganza/

Sealy

Sealybration

July 8-10

BP&W Park, 1008 Main St.

The 14th annual Sealybration is a family-friendly, patriotic weekend filled with big-name entertainment, the Stars and Stripes Softball Tournament, a barbecue cookoff, 5K and 1K runs, mechanical bull riding, a carnival, and arts and crafts vendors.

sealybration.sealycommunityfoundation.com

Canton

Balloon Fest

July 8-9

First Monday Grounds, 800 Flea Market Lane

This festival features food and art vendors, family-fun activities, car shows, and the popular 5K glow run on Friday night. Each year the festival highlights great East Texas music with nonstop music all weekend. The stars of the show are the balloons that take off each night in a display of color. There's also a sanctioned competition by the Balloon Federation of America each morning. The event has tethered rides and full balloon rides (reserve in advance).

balloonfestcanton.com

Weatherford

Parker County Peach Festival

July 9

Historic Downtown Weatherford, 1 Courthouse Square

The 37th annual Parker County Peach Festival is shaping up to be peachy with a bounty of Parker County peaches and impressive vendors. Visitors can get their fill of homemade peach ice cream, peach cobbler, peach pie, peach tea, peach smoothies, ice cream topped with fresh peaches, or just plain ol’ juicy peaches—eaten with the fuzz. More than 200 quality arts and crafts, produce, activity, and food vendors line the historic streets of downtown, with the charming Parker County courthouse as the backdrop. This year, visitors find an even more spread out event with the festival area expanded by 25%. Pull up a seat and sit back at one of two entertainment stages where local talent performs, and don’t forget about the annual Peach Pedal Bike Ride with over 2,200 cyclists and the judged food competition that's full of peachy bites. For easy transportation to the festival, hop on one of the air-conditioned shuttles from the 9th Grade Center, Weatherford College, or Heritage Park.

peachfestivaltx.com

Belton

Sami Art and Crafts Christmas in July

July 9-10

Bell County Expo Center, 301 West Loop 121

It's Christmas in July at the Sami Arts and Crafts show. The event is a heads-up that Christmas is just a few months away. Shoppers can find handcrafted gifts at this event that is known throughout Central Texas for variety, excellence, and affordability. Get out of the summer heat and get a head start on your holiday shopping.

samishow.com

Temple

"¡Pleibol! In the Barrios and the Big Leagues"

July 9-Oct. 8

Temple Railroad and Heritage Museum, 315 W. Avenue B

For nearly a century, baseball has been a crucial social and cultural force in Latino communities across the United States. And, for just as long, Latino/a players have had a huge impact on the game. To celebrate this history, the Smithsonian Institution illustrates in "¡Pleibol!" how generations of Latinos/as have helped make the game what it is today. From youth and community teams to the Major League, the exhibition reveals how baseball brings people together regardless of race, class, or gender. These inspirational baseball stories reflect larger themes in American history that connect us all, on and off the diamond.

templeparks.com

Mckinney

Margarita Stroll

July 9

Downtown McKinney, 111 N. Tennessee St.

Beat the heat with in ice-cold margarita in downtown McKinney. Your ticket gets you a signature taster and a map that directs you to the margarita stops. There are 15 total stops with tastings of delicious margaritas. Also within the map are five bonus stops that have samples of a variety of items.

sbghospitality.com

Corsicana

Bike Race

July 9-10

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

Grapevine

1920s Ice Cream Social at Nash Farm

July 9

Nash Farm, 626 Ball St.

Bring the family to historic Nash Farm and cool off with a sweet treat. Enjoy old-fashioned, hand-cranked ice cream and fun activities fit for an ice cream social.

nashfarm.org

Elgin

Sip, Shop, and Stroll

July 14

Historic Downtown Elgin

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

elgintx.com

Ennis

Quilt Show

July 15-16

Sokol, 2622 SH 34

The Creative Quilters Guild of Ellis County invites you to their annual quilt show.

visitennis.org

Mckinney

Third Monday Trade Days

July 15-17

Third Monday Trade Days, 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

Franconia's Open Mic Jamboree

July 15

Franconia Brewing, 495 McKinney Pkwy.

Play some music or just hang and enjoy awesome artists. Singers, strummers, drummers, guitar rippers, bass faces, harmonicas, raps, spoken word, comedy, declarations, and more are welcome, as the mic is open.

franconiabrewing.com

Grand Prairie

"The Masked Singer"

July 15

Texas Trust CU Theatre, 1001 Texas Trust Way

Your favorite characters from the hit television show, "The Masked Singer," are brought to life live on stage alongside surprise celebrity hosts and exciting new performances. Can you guess who's behind the mask? A mystery celebrity is unmasked in every city in this can’t-miss spectacular live show for audiences of all ages.

texastrustcutheatre.com

Waco

Duel on the Brazos

July 16-17

Brazos Park East , 3516 N. MLK Jr. Blvd.

See drag boats rip through the water at high speed. The Southern Drag Boat Association is one of the oldest drag boat racing organizations in the country.

sdbaracing.com/schedule

Bridgeport

Christmas in July Jeep Toy Drive

July 16

Northwest OHV Park, Halsell Street

The second annual Christmas in July Jeep Toy Drive supports the Bridgeport Police Department's Santa Cops program. See a Jeep parade, then enjoy vendors, food trucks, a toy drive, Jeep decorating contests, and live music.

cityofbridgeport.net/20/main-street

Mesquite

Texas Haunters Convention 2022

July 16-17

Mesquite Convention Center, 1700 Rodeo Drive

Find over 35,000 square feet of space filled with family-friendly vendors, events, demonstrations, and classes targeting Halloween and cosplay enthusiasts.

texashauntersconvention.com

Grand Prairie

RuPaul's Drag Race Werq The World Tour

July 20

Texas Trust CU Theatre, 1001 Texas Trust Way

An experiment gone wrong has sent the audience spiraling through time with no way of returning to the present. Join Kameron Michaels, Rose, Vanessa Vanjie, Yvie Oddly, and all finalists from the upcoming 14th season on a journey through iconic periods of history in hopes of finding your way back to 2022.

texastrustcutheatre.com

Waco

Deep in the Heart Film Festival

July 21-24

Waco Hippodrome , 724 Austin Ave.

This is an unparalleled arts event, bringing filmmakers and the Waco community together to experience movies, educational sessions, and networking parties. You'll find films here from major film festivals, including Cannes, Sundance, SXSW, Tribeca, Toronto, and Austin.

deepintheheartff.com

Ennis

Rumble in the Jungle

July 22

Texas Motorplex, 7500 US 287

Grudge racing is a form of drag racing that involves lots of trash talk, ground rules, and racing. The only rules are the ones established before the race. Rumble in the Jungle features some of the baddest grudge racers in the country.

texasmotorplex.com

Lockhart

"Annie Get Your Gun"

July 22-Aug. 6

Gaslight Baker Theatre, 216 S. Main St.

See this sharp-shooting production of the classic Broadway musical about Annie Oakley, the best shot around who manages to support her little brother and sisters by selling the game she hunts. When she’s discovered by Col. Buffalo Bill, he persuades this novel sharpshooter to join his Wild West Show.

mygbt.org

Salado

"Salado Legends"

July 23-Aug. 6

Tablerock Festival of Salado, Inc., 409 Tablerock Road

The 29th annual "Salado Legends" is Central Texas' favorite outdoor musical drama, written by Salado resident, playwright, and lyricist Jackie Mills. "Salado Legends" was chosen by the Library of Congress to "serve as a record of Life in America during the 1850's and to preserve our nation's diverse cultural traditions for generations of Americans, present and future."

tablerock.org

Comanche

Salt, Lime, and a Good Time

July 23

Historic Comanche Square, 101 W. Central Ave.

Know how to whip up a good margarita? Now is your time to shine at this margarita-making contest at the historic Comanche square. Attendees can taste handmade mixed drinks and other delicious items.

comanchechamber.org

Mckinney

Marching Music Made in McKinney

July 25-26

McKinney ISD Stadium, 4201 S. Hardin Blvd.

As a Drum Corps International (DCI) event, Marching Music Made in McKinney features a drum line competition on the first night at TUPPS Brewery, a full day's band camp for local middle school musicians, and then a regional competition/exhibition at the McKinney ISD Stadium and Community Center.

visitmckinney.com/dcimckinney

Bowie

July Jam

July 30

Bowie Community Development, 101 E. Pecan St.

Get a preview of the championship Fiddler’s Contest held at the Chicken and Bread Days Heritage Festival. Price of admission includes a mouthwatering chicken dinner with homemade breads, fiddling entertainment by some of the most talented artists around, and an auction, which includes homemade jams and desserts and other wonderful donations. Funds raised support the October Chicken and Bread Days event.

cityofbowietx.com/136/festivals-events

Ennis

Gunslinger Outlaw Modified Series

July 30

Big O Speedway , 3118 FM 85

Watch vehicles race on a .25-mile, semi-banked dirt track.

bigospeedway.com

Fort Worth

El Fuego 50

July 30-31

Trinity Park , 3301 Trinity Park Drive

Home to immaculate trails, fun murals, and gorgeous skylines, Fort Worth’s Trinity Park is the perfect backdrop for this no frills urban race series, El Frio 50 and El Fuego 50. The fast, flat, looped course showcases skyline views, winds along the river, and takes participants through beautiful oak trees and across paved and gravel trails. Enjoy the illuminated downtown view through the 3.1-mile loop while experiencing camaraderie with those you’ll be running with through the night. Distances are 5K, 10K, 25K, and 50K.

ultraexpeditions.com/el-fuego-50

Temple

First Friday: Summer Sizzle

Aug. 5

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.

discoverdowntowntemple.com

Grapevine

Meme's Pickles at Nash Farm

Aug. 5

Nash Farm, 626 Ball St.

Learn to pickle cucumbers at historic Nash Farm with the last of the summer harvest. It's a great "dill" of fun.

nashfarm.org

Temple

Family Day: Dig It!

Aug. 6

Temple Railroad and Heritage Museum, 315 W. Avenue B

Want to test your dinosaur knowledge? Or learn how ancient civilizations played music? Join along at the museum to find out what real archaeologists and paleontologist do. Discover how digging in the earth can reveal the secrets of the past.

templeparks.com

Bellville

Fresh Farmers and Artisan Market

Aug. 6

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

More than 30 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 from 9 a.m. to noon and supports local farmers, ranchers, and area artisans in this small town full of Texas charm.

discoverbellville.com

Salado

Art Fair

Aug. 6-7

Salado Civic Center, 601 N. Main St.

The 56th annual Art Fair includes more than 50 artists from all over Texas. Listen to live music in the gazebo and meet and shop from an array of talented artists making ceramics, illustrations and drawings, jewelry, original paintings, photography, sculptors, stained glass, and textiles. Some artists are working on site and demonstrating their talents and techniques, so you can see them work in action. Admission is free.

salado.com

Mesquite

Doggie Splash Day

Aug. 6

Vanston Pool, 2913 Oates Drive

Bring your pooch for a refreshing dip in the Vanston Pool at this annual free event that features a dog swimsuit contest, dog-paddle race, and diving contest.

visitmesquitetx.com/events/2019/doggie-splash-day

Dallas

"Curse of the Puerto Ricans"

Aug. 11-Aug. 27

Bishop Arts Theater, 215 S. Tyler St.

Julia Rodriguez has sacrificed everything for her family, comprised of her alcoholic father, her miserable mother, her absentee older sister, and her lively little sister. When "the one that got away" re-enters her life and asks her to run away with him to California, she begins to question if she's made a mistake. Dealing with themes of familial obligation and identity within the Hispanic community, "Curse of the Puerto Ricans" follows one family's dysfunctional Christmas celebration.

bishopartstheatre.org/theatre-series

Elgin

Sip, Shop, and Stroll

Aug. 11

Historic Downtown Elgin

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

elgintx.com

Mckinney

Third Monday Trade Days

Aug. 12-14

Third Monday Trade Days, 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

Seguin

184th Birthday

Aug. 12-13

Heritage Village, 211 E. Live Oak St.

Celebrate the founding of Seguin with a barbecue dinner, homemade ice cream, live music, and a golf tournament.

visitseguin.com

Grand Prairie

Hatch Chile Fest

Aug. 13

Market Square, 120 W. Main St.

Get your hot roasted Hatch chiles at Grand Prairie Farmers' Market during this annual festival that features both raw and roasted Hatch chiles sold by the pound (until 1 p.m. or sell out), live music, food, and local vendors.

grandfungp.com/farmersmarket

Mckinney

Franconia's Open Mic Jamboree

Aug. 19

Franconia Brewing, 495 McKinney Pkwy.

Play some music or just hang and enjoy awesome artists. Singers, strummers, drummers, guitar rippers, bass faces, harmonicas, raps, spoken word, comedy, declarations, and more are welcome, as the mic is open.

franconiabrewing.com

Bowie

Outdoor Expo

Aug. 20

Bowie Community Center, 413 Pelham St.

Find all things outdoors at this expo, hosted by The Ranch 95.9 FM radio station. Gear for hunting, fishing, camping, boating, ATVs, and RVs are found here, in addition to refreshments, food trucks, and entertainment.

959theranch.com

Temple

Touch-a-Truck

Aug. 20

Reuben D. Talasek Bend of the River, 7915 S. General Bruce Drive

Who wouldn't love to climb aboard a fire truck or big rig? Touch-a-Truck provides a unique opportunity for children of all ages to explore and climb on vehicles of all types, all in one place.

templeparks.com

Grand Prairie

Lost '80s Live

Aug. 20

Texas Trust CU Theatre, 1001 Texas Trust Way

Relive all of your favorite '80s tunes performed by the artists you know and remember. Artists include A Flock of Seagulls, Wang Chung, and Missing Persons.

texastrustcutheatre.com

Ennis

Gunslinger Outlaw Modified Series

Aug. 27

Big O Speedway , 3118 FM 85

Watch vehicles race on a .25-mile, semi-banked dirt track.

bigospeedway.com

Mckinney

MillHouse Summer ArtFest

Aug. 27-28

MillHouse McKinney at the Cotton Mill, 610 Elm, Suite 1000

Beat the heat with art, wine, food, and fun. Explore juried art (indoors) by local artisans showcased against the grandeur of century-old architecture. Featured artists offer acrylic, oil, watercolor, pottery, and jewelry. Pit Pals Barbecue and other vendors bring delicious food. The facility is large and spacious with plenty of room to browse, shop, and relax with family and friends. Proceeds benefit the MillHouse Foundation to support small businesswomen in creative fields.

millhousefoundation.org/artfest

Belton

Sami Arts and Crafts Marketplace

Sept. 10-11

Bell County Expo Center, 301 West Loop 121

The Fall Season brings out crafters and artisans with unique and varied products for the upcoming holiday seasons. Halloween and Thanksgiving decor begin to appear among the woodcrafts, floral designs, women and children's boutiques, jewelers, and unusual varieties of arts and crafts.

samishow.com

Harker Heights

Food, Wine, and Brew Fest

Sept. 10

Harker Heights Community Park, 1501 E. FM 2410

Sponsored by the Harker Heights Chamber of Commerce, the 14th annual Harker Heights Food, Wine, and Brew Festival returns with all your favorite wines, craft brews, live music, and vendors. This is Harker Heights' biggest festival of the year.

hhfoodandwine.com

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

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