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A note regarding COVID-19

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.

Ingram

Fiber and Jewelry Show

March 4-April 12

Hill Country Arts Foundation, 120 Point Theatre Road

This exhibit features fiber art and jewelry by artists from across Texas. The show opens with an evening artist reception.

hcaf.com

Kerrville

Art Exhibits

March 4-April 12

Kerr Arts and Cultural Center, 228 Earl Garrett St.

The Kerr Art and Cultural Center presents three separate art exhibits: “Watercolors” by Kandi Stimson, “Celestial” featuring paintings by Gary Lovelace and Melissa Muse, and “Heaven and Earth,” a KACC membership show.

kacckerrville.com

Tyler

Terry Bradshaw

March 5

UT Tyler Cowan Center, 3240 Old Glory Pkwy., FAC 1120

From his achievements in football as a Hall of Fame quarterback and two-time Super Bowl MVP to his celebrity success as television’s preeminent football analyst, best-selling author, television and film actor, and gospel singer, Terry Bradshaw is a household name who came from humble beginnings to achieve astounding success.

cowancenter.org

Clute

Planetarium Show

March 5, 12, 19, 22, 26

Center for the Arts and Sciences, 400 College Blvd.

Featuring high-tech equipment including a 30-foot dome equipped with a Spitz Star Ball projector, this show re-creates the night sky as it appears to the naked eye, giving viewers a close-up look at comets, exploding stars, and black holes.

brazosportcenter.org

Lake Jackson

Abner Jackson Plantation Site Tour

March 5, April 6, May 4

Abner Jackson Plantation Site, Farm-to-Market Road 2004 near State Highway 332

Visit the historic archeological site formerly owned by Maj. Abner Jackson, the namesake of the city of Lake Jackson. Once a prosperous sugar plantation, the site was destroyed by the same hurricane that devastated Galveston in 1900. Discover the sugar-making process of the 1840s and how convict labor replaced slave labor during the 1870s.

ljhistory.org

Bandera

Cowboy Opry

March 5, April 2, May 7

Silver Sage, 803 Buck Creek

On the first Tuesday of the month, come see Grand Ole Opry-style entertainment at the Silver Sage senior center, with refreshments and door prizes included.

silversage.org

Texas Wool Week: Bandera Fiber and Arts Week and Festival

March 5-10

The Sheep Walk Ranch,  5305 SH 173 North

Texas Wool Week started as a one-week retreat for friends and has transformed into a working-farm experience with fiber and arts vendors, musical entertainment, day-trip adventures during the week along with shearing days and more. The Bandera Fiber and Arts Festival on March 8-9 is the capstone of the week, with live music, demonstrations, and vendors.

banderafiberandarts.com

Houston

“Bespoke”

March 7-17

Wortham Theater Center, 501 Texas Ave.

Making its Houston Ballet debut, Stanton Welch’s “Bespoke” was created on San Francisco Ballet in 2018. Set to a series of Johann Sebastian Bach’s violin concertos, the ballet explores dancers’ love for their art and the fleeting cycle of being a performer, with motifs of time present throughout the piece.

houstonballet.org/seasontickets/pdps/2023-2024/bespoke

Bastrop

The Farm Street Opry in Concert

March 7-May 2

Bastrop Convention Center, 1408 Chestnut St. B

On the first Thursday of each month, the Bastrop Convention and Exhibit Center presents The Farm Street Opry, a family-friendly musical performance featuring local Texas talent and special guest performers. Children ages 10 and under free.

farmstreetopry.com

Sweetwater

Sweetwater Jaycees World’s Largest Rattlesnake Roundup

March 7-10

Nolan County Coliseum , 220 Coliseum Drive

Since 1958, the Sweetwater Jaycees World’s Largest Rattlesnake Roundup has been hosted annually, now with a rattlesnake parade, carnival, the Miss Snake Charmer Pageant, a gun and knife show, and snake weighing and measuring.

rattlesnakeroundup.net

Corsicana

Artist and Writer Residency Presentations

March 7

Martin Luther King Community Center , 1114 E. Sixth Ave.

Meet the visiting artists and writers from throughout the U.S. and world who present their work and plans for their residencies at nearby 100 West and The Writer’s House. Artists specialize in an array of art, including video, paint, oil, acrylic, poetry, and fiction.

corsicanaresidency.org/events

Irving

Texas Steel Guitar Jamboree

March 7-10

Sheraton DFW, 4440 W. John Carpenter Freeway

Hear steel guitarists from around the world play at the annual jamboree. There are also educational seminars plus vendors and manufacturers of steel guitars and musical products.

texassteelguitar.org

Rockport

Fulton Oysterfest

March 7-10

Fulton Convention Center, Fulton Festival Grounds, 402 N. Fulton Beach

A salute to the oyster industry, this event includes live entertainment, food, arts and crafts, carnival rides, a parade, and contests including men’s and women’s oyster eating, oyster shucking, and oyster decorating. Opening night includes a fireworks show.

fultonoysterfest.org

Kerrville

Hill Country Cluster of Dogs Show

March 7-10

Kerr County Hill Country Youth Event Center, 3785 SH 27

Almost 700 dogs compete in different classes at this free and family-friendly event that also has vendors and food trucks.

onofrio.com

Arlington

American Western Weekend

March 8-9

Globe Life Field, 734 Stadium Drive

American Western Weekend features action-packed entertainment, world-class talent, and Western sports that culminate with the American Rodeo, an unrivaled celebration of the pioneering spirit of the American West. The national sporting event offers fans a choice: to cheer on Western sports’ finest champion athletes, or root for the underdog “Contenders” chasing a $1 million bonus through every rodeo, roping, and riding effort. A new exhibition called “The American Performance Horseman” brings together the Western equine sports disciplines of reining, reined cow, and cutting for a $1 million prize.

americanrodeo.com

Shiner

Spring Into Quilting Show

March 8-9

Methodist Church Activity Center, 102 W. Church St.

The Shiner Heritage Quilt Guild hosts this show that spotlights the artistry of quilt makers. See displays of large and small quilts (separate divisions for hand and machine-quilted entries and a special youth division), a block challenge, and demonstrations. The event also offers a donated quilt drawing, vendors, and food and drinks.

shinerheritagequilters.org

Mckinney

Nature Story Time

March 8-May 24

Heard Natural Science Museum and Wildlife Sanctuary, 1 Nature Place

Story times are designed primarily for young children and introduce a different nature-themed book each week. During most of the story times, a puppet, live animal, or enrichment items is included to enhance the experience. Story times are held on the second and fourth Friday of every month.

heardmuseum.org/other-programs

Austin

SXSW Music, Film, and Interactive Conference and Festival

March 8-16

Austin Convention Center and Downtown Austin, 500 E. Cesar Chavez St.

Every spring, crowds descend on downtown Austin to experience the world-renowned SXSW conference and festivals. Consisting of three main components—Interactive, Music, and Film—each track brings top creatives and global professionals together to collaborate during this exciting 10-day event.

sxsw.com

Rodeo Austin

March 8-23

Travis County Exposition Center, 7311 Decker Lane

Over the years, Rodeo Austin has grown from a show featuring 16 animals into one of Austin’s premier events featuring pro rodeo events, daily concerts, and a livestock show.

rodeoaustin.com

Sweetwater

Sweetwater Lions Club Car Show

March 8-9

Downtown Sweetwater, Oak Street

The Lions Club holds an annual car show in downtown Sweetwater, and there’s a flea market to shop as well.

sweetwaterlionsclub.com

Corsicana

Amy Grant in Concert

March 8

The Palace Theatre, 112 W. Sixth Ave.

Amy Grant’s career spans more than 40 years and stretches from her roots in gospel to becoming a pop star, songwriter, television personality, and philanthropist. With three multi-platinum albums, six platinum albums, and four gold albums, Grant’s chart success has been consistent throughout her career with six No. 1 hits, 10 Top 40 pop singles, 17 Top 40 adult contemporary tracks, and multiple contemporary Christian chart toppers.

corsicanapalace.com/live-performances

La Grange

Ruthie Foster in Concert

March 8

The Bugle Boy, 1051 N. Jefferson St.

Often compared to Bonnie Raitt and Aretha Franklin, Ruthie Foster mixes gospel, blues, jazz, folk, and soul for a unique sound that’s garnered four Grammy nominees.

thebugleboy.org/tickets

Austin

Steve Treviño

March 8

Bass Concert Hall, 2350 Robert Dedman Drive

Comedian Steve Treviño is “America’s favorite husband.” He can “speak wife fluently,” he never calls “the guys” for help on a home project, and he knows better than to “make his own decisions,” since decision-making is a privilege reserved solely for his wife, Renae. His relatable approach affirms his status as one of the country’s fastest-rising comics.

texasperformingarts.org

Grand Prairie

Katt Williams: The Dark Matter Tour

March 8

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

Stand-up comedian, actor, and rapper Katt Williams comes to the Texas Trust CU Theatre in Grand Prairie.

texastrustcutheatre.com

Lake Jackson

Dallas String Quartet in Concert

March 8

The Clarion , 500 College Drive

The Dallas String Quartet’s “Bridgerton”-inspired show features songs like Taylor Swift’s “Wildest Dreams,” “In My Blood” by Shawn Mendes, and “Hallelujah” by Leonard Cohen. With beautiful arrangements and costumes, the quartet takes you on a pop-goes-classical journey just like the popular Netflix show that inspired it.

brazosport.edu/clarion/

Amarillo

The Peddler Show

March 8-10

Amarillo Civic Center, 401 S. Buchanan St.

The Peddler Show travels to different Texas cities throughout the year with each show different from the last. Every show offers an entirely unique collection of selected designers, boutiques, and other exclusive vendors from all over for that particular weekend and city.

amarillociviccenter.com

“A Spring Symphony”

March 8-9

Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Buchanan St.

Welcome the spring season with Robert Schumann’s glorious Spring Symphony No. 1 and the talent of virtuoso violinist Aubree Oliverson on Dvorak’s Violin Concerto.

visitamarillo.com

Josh Turner in Concert

March 8

Amarillo Civic Center, 401 S. Buchanan St.

Known for hits like “Long Black Train” and “Your Man,” Josh Turner has achieved over 5.8 billion global streams. He released a greatest hits album in 2023 and supports music and arts education through The Josh Turner Scholarship Fund.

amarillociviccenter.com

Dallas

24th Annual Destiny Award Luncheon Presented By JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Hilton Anatole, 2201 N. Stemmons Fwy.

The Destiny Award Luncheon is the signature fundraising event benefiting St. Philip’s School and Community Center. This year’s annual luncheon features a conversation with Grammy Award winner LL Cool J. St. Philip’s School and Community Center is a beacon of light, hope, and transformation in South Dallas. St. Philip’s provides an exceptional education to children, and 100% of St. Philips alumni graduate from high school and 95% attend college, while the graduation rate for the neighborhood high school is only 48%, with 4% going on to college. All funds raised from the luncheon directly benefit services promoting Christian education, senior services, hunger, and youth engagement.

stphilips1600.org

Austin

Unified Jam

March 8

Austin Central Library, 710 W. Cesar Chavez St.

Looking to create change in your community this year? Unified Jam is the annual celebration of activism culture. Expect leading organizers, hundreds of activists, in-depth panels, app activations, red carpet interviews, a rooftop reception, community portraits, exhibitors, a live T-shirt printing, VIP room and art gallery, drag show, and much more.

Round Top

Pianist James Dick in Concert

March 9

Festival Concert Hall, 248 Jaster Road

James Dick, founder and artistic director of the Round Top Festival Institute, performs on the Festival Concert Hall stage. He is hailed by audiences and connoisseurs as an outstanding artist able to enrapture listeners through the infinite colors he summons from the keyboard.

festivalhill.org/#/events/4197

Burton

Texas Ranger Day

March 9

Burton Railroad Depot and Museum, 507 N. Railroad St.

Celebrate Burton’s history with the Annie Maud Avis Memorial Fajita and Bean Cookoff, demonstrations by the Legends of the Texas Rangers and McNelly’s Rangers, folklife demonstrations including blacksmithing and chuckwagon cooking, kids’ activities, mule-driven buggy rides, and tours of the historic Railroad Depot as well as the Burton Farmers Cotton Gin.

burtonheritagesociety.org

Del Rio

Fiesta of Flight and Open House

March 9

Laughlin Air Force Base , 561 Liberty Drive

This event at Laughlin Air Force Base showcases Team XL’s mission and the men and women who serve in the United States Air Force. In addition to the aircraft displays and aerial crafts, the event features various activities to entertain families including a car show, food vendors, merchandise booths, and activities for kids. Fiesta of Flight also offers a STEAM Expo showcasing aspects of science, technology, art, engineering, and math in conjunction with the local Del Rio High School CTE program.

laughlin.af.mil/fiesta-of-flight-2024

Luling

Rajun’ Cajun Throwdown

March 9

Luling Mainstreet, 421 E. Davis St.

What started out as a cookoff with some music and a few vendors has grown into a full-blown Cajun street festival with live zydeco music all day, arts and crafts vendors, a great assortment of food vendors, a beverage garden, crawfish sold by the pound, activities for kids, wiggle races, bungee jumps, petting zoos, and barrel trains. The crawfish races are also a huge hit and a must-see attraction.

lulingmainstreet.com/rajuncajun.php

Corsicana

Mimosas at the Market

March 9

Downtown Corsicana , 301 S. Beaton St.

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

visitcorsicana.com

Mckinney

Second Saturday Bird Walk

March 9

Heard Natural Science Museum and Wildlife Sanctuary, 1 Nature Place

Second Saturday Bird Walks in the Heard Wildlife Sanctuary are offered by volunteers from the Prairie and Timbers Audubon Society. These bird walks are intended to help beginning and intermediate birders with bird spotting and identification techniques. There are also plenty of opportunities provided for participants to ask questions from experienced birders. Prairie, woodland, and wetland habitats are included in these walks.

heardmuseum.org

Victoria

Guided Trolley Tour of Historic Victoria

March 9

Downtown Victoria, 101 N. Bridge St.

Part of Victoria’s 200th birthday celebration, this guided trolley tour begins with an interior look at the 1892 Victoria County Courthouse, travels the oak-lined streets of Old Victoria to view the unique architectural homes and structures, and ends with a prix fixe lunch at the historic PumpHouse Riverside Restaurant and Bar.

explorevictoriatexas.com/p/victoriatx200

Grand Prairie

“Whose Live Anyway?”

March 9

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

Prepare to laugh until you cry when four of the world’s most masterful improv artists take you on the high-wire act of comedic acrobatics with rapid-fire wit and nonstop jokes. Welcome Ryan Stiles and Greg Proops, both seen on ABC’s “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” as well as Jeff B. Davis and Joel Murray.

texastrustcutheatre.com

Kids Fest

March 9-10

Traders Village, 2602 Mayfield Road

Bring the whole family out for a day of fun and kid-friendly activities at Traders Village. Enjoy amusement park rides, live music, and shopping.

tradersvillage.com/grand-prairie

Rockport

Makers Market

March 9-May 11

Downtown , 302 S. Austin St.

This local outdoor market is open every second Saturday of the month and showcases handmade items from local artists, including art, pottery, photography, and one-of-a-kind home décor.

rockport-fulton.org

Downtown Farmers Market

March 9-May 11

Downtown , 105 Austin St.

Every second Saturday of the month, this market features vendors selling locally grown produce; jams, jellies, and pickled items; fresh baked bread; local honey; hen fruit; freshly made goat soap; cottage canned goods; and other products.

rockport-fulton.org

Second Saturday in the District

March 9, April 13, May 11

Downtown Cultural Arts District

The Rockport Cultural Arts District hosts Second Saturday every month with live music and special themes to enjoy along with an artwalk, farmers market, and makers market.

rockportculturalartsdistrict.com

Amarillo

Taylor Swift The Eras Tour Tribute

March 9

Amarillo Arts in the Sunset, 3702 Plains Blvd.

Calling all Swifties! Smile Big Texas, an organization that supports the LGBTQ community, brings you the Taylor Swit The Eras Tour Tribute Show. Come experience the eras tour, the friendship bracelets, singing, and dancing. Eras outfits are highly encouraged. This event is intended to raise funds for the organization’s annual operation costs.

eventbrite.com/e/taylor-swift-the-eras-tour-tribute-tickets-746115169557

Texas Gun and Knife Show

March 9-10

Amarillo Civic Center, 401 S. Buchanan St.

The Texas Gun and Knife Association hosts annual shows around the state with the goal to help vendors display their guns, knives, ammo, and other merchandise in a safe, family envionment. All federal and local firearm laws and ordinances must be obeyed.

amarillociviccenter.com

Boerne

A Day at the Farm and Farmers Market

March 2-May 25

Historic Herff Farm, 33 Herff Road

Every Saturday, Herff Farm invites visitors to its open-air farmers market. Come hike the trails, shop in the open air, get gardening inspiration, take classes on growing your food, help the Cibolo Center for Conservation maintain the land through volunteer service projects, or get new recipe ideas.

cibolo.org/locations/herff-farm

Boerne Market Days

March 9-10, April 13-14, May 11-12

Main Plaza, 100 N. Main St.

Shop at hundreds of festive booths displaying everything from collectibles and remembrances of the past to modern innovations that bring a smile of wonder to those who stroll past.

boernemarketdays.com

Bluegrass Jam at The AgriCultural

March 9, 23; April 13, 27; May 11, 25

The AgriCultural Museum and Arts Center, 102 City Park Road

Every second and fourth Saturday of the month, The AgriCultural Museum and Arts Center invites you to bring your instrument and play along, or just come to listen to the Bluegrass Jam.

theagricultural.org/bluegrass-jams

Kuhlmann-King Museum Tour

March 9, 23; April 13, 27; May 11, 25

Kuhlmann-King Museum, 402 E. Blanco Road

The Kuhlmann-King house gives the public the opportunity to step back in time to see what a historic Boerne home looked like “way back when.” Monthly events and themes vary.

facebook.com/kuhlmannkinghouse

El Campo

Spring Break at Lost Lagoon

March 9-16

El Campo Lost Lagoon, 665 County Road 451

Dive into fun with pool activities, a rubber duck race, candy bar bingo, and a family fun hour. As the sun sets, groove to the tunes of Stephanie Ross and Dameon Leve.

eclostlagoon.com

Kerrville

Jaret Ray Reddick in Concert

March 9

The Arcadia Live Theater, 717 Water St.

Many know Jaret Ray Reddick best in his role as frontman of the pop-punk band Bowling for Soup, but before the world of punk rock came calling for him, a lifelong love of country music was instilled in him from a young age. 

thearcadialive.org

Glen Rose

Hootenanny 2

March 9

Somervell County Expo Center, 202 Bo Gibbs Blvd.

Somervell County Expo Center hosts the second hootenanny of the year, with performances by Braxton Kieth, Blake Burrow, Gary Anderson, and a yet-to-be-announced headlining act. Enjoy a night of music and fun entertainment in Glen Rose.

glenroseexpo.org

Lake Jackson

Brazosport Rotary Shrimp Boil

March 9

Lake Jackson Civic Center, 333 SH 332

Benefiting local charities and scholarships in Lake Jackson, the annual Shrimp Boil includes a fish fry, live auctions, and silent auctions. Each meal comes with fresh boiled shrimp and fried fish, corn, and potatoes. There is also a car raffle and other raffles.

Corpus Christi

Pop 2000 Tour

March 9-10

American Bank Center, 1901 N. Shoreline Blvd.

Pop 2000 Tour features O-Town, BBMak, LFO, and Ryan Cabrera, and is hosted by Chris Kirkpatrick of NSYNC.

ticketmaster.com/event/3A005F88D0F8391C

Fredericksburg

Friends of Gillespie County Country Schools Open House Schedule

March 9

Willow City School, 2501 RR 1323

Tour the Willow City School built in 1905 and enjoy hands-on flower pressing and Texas wildflower identification. The Friends of Gillespie County Country Schools are former students of the closed rural schools and members of the community who are interested in working to protect and preserve the traditions of the schools, the community clubs, and the history of Gillespie County for future generations.

historicschools.org

Austin

Fort Worth

“Surrealism and Us: Caribbean and African Diasporic Artists Since 1940”

March 10-July 28

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, 3200 Darnell St.

Inspired by the history of surrealism in the Caribbean with connections to Afro-surrealism in the United States, “Surrealism and Us” is the first intergenerational show dedicated to Caribbean and African diasporic art presented at the Modern. The exhibition includes over 50 works from the 1940s to the present day, in a wide range of media such as painting, sculpture, drawing, video, and installation.

themodern.org

Galveston

Rob Landes: Back to Berlin Concert

March 10

The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St.

Look forward to a delightful afternoon of Irving Berlin tunes as Rob Landes and his trio take you down Berlin’s pathway where you’ll reminisce to such favorites as “There’s No Business Like Show Business,” “Puttin’ on the Ritz,” and “Cheek to Cheek.”

thegrand.com

South Padre Island

Battle of the Universities

March 10-16

Isla Grand Beach Resort, 500 Padre Blvd.

Represent your university and show off your skills this spring break during the inaugural Battle of the Universities. Just like field day, but better, the event features a live DJ, karaoke, and an array of thrilling activities and competitions. From ultimate frisbee and capture the flag to tug of war, giant jenga, a limbo contest, pickleball, and more, don’t miss out on this epic showdown of university pride.

sopadre.com/event/battle-of-the-universities/1774

San Marcos

Art Squared Arts Market

March 11, April 8, May 13

Hays County Historic Courthouse, 111 E. San Antonio St.

Art Squared Arts Market is a juried arts and fine crafts market that brings the best local artists together in one place. Find great art of all kinds, live music, a free children’s arts and crafts booth, and live art demonstrations.

artsquaredmarket.com

Granbury

Civil War Roundtable

March 11

Spring Creek Barbecue , 317 US 377 East

Authors, professors, lecturers, dramatists, and curators discuss various subjects about the Civil War to educate and inform participants.

visitgranbury.com/event/civil-war-round-table/19212

Fredericksburg

Spring Break Living History Week

March 11-16

Pioneer Museum, 325 W. Main St.

Experience living history activities including music and storytelling, blacksmithing, frontier living, country school, corn shelling, butter churning, corn husk doll making, pioneer laundry, old-fashioned toys and games, tomahawk throwing, and rope making.

pioneermuseum.org

Houston

“Nature Around Us”

March 11

Discovery Green, 1500 McKinney St.

Dive into a captivating story with Granny Griot and her grandkids, Zion and Nia, as they uncover the mystery of disappearing bees in their garden. “Nature Around Us” combines dance with storytelling to highlight environmental challenges and the importance of taking action. Join them on a journey of discovery, inspiring eco-friendly practices, advocating for nature, and celebrating the harmony between humanity and the environment. This is a heartwarming tale that sparks a passion for preserving our planet and creating a sustainable future.

staceyallencde.com/upcoming-events.html

Nederland

Heritage Festival

March 12-17

Various locations

There’s something for everyone at the annual Nederland Heritage Festival, taking place over six days in March. Festivities include a fun run, treasure hunt, crafts and collectibles market, parade, chili cookoff, crawfish races, and washer tournament.

nederlandhf.org

Bonham

Bunnies and Birds

March 13

Sam Rayburn House State Historic Site, 890 SH 56 West

Join the Sam Rayburn House State Historic Site for a day full of spring break fun at the farm. This year’s activities focus on bunnies and birds and let you explore how these animals contribute to the farm’s ecosystem with demonstrations, crafts, and games suitable for all ages.

thc.texas.gov/historic-sites/sam-rayburn-house-state-historic-site

Grand Prairie

Prairie Playland

March 13-17

Traders Village, 2602 Mayfield Road

Bring the whole family to Prairie Playland during spring break and enjoy rides, activities, live music, and family-friendly fun.

tradersvillage.com/grand-prairie

Orange

“Come From Away”

March 14

Lutcher Theater, 707 Main Ave.

This “New York Times” Critic’s Pick takes you into the heart of the remarkable true story of 7,000 stranded passengers and the small town in Newfoundland that welcomed them. Cultures clashed and nerves ran high, but uneasiness turned into trust, music soared into the night, and gratitude grew into enduring friendships.

lutcher.org/come-from-away

Corsicana

“Silent Sky”

March 14-17

Warehouse Living Arts Center Theatre and Gallery, 119 W. Sixth Ave.

In celebration of the total solar eclipse passing over Corsicana, “Silent Sky” shows at The Planetarium at Navarro College. In the performance, Henrietta attempts to measure the light and distance of stars as she takes measure of her life on Earth, trying to balance her dedication to science with family obligations and the possibility of love.

thewlac.com

Elgin

Sip, Shop, and Stroll

March 14

Downtown , 104 Depot St.

Sip a little wine and shop as you take an evening 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

San Antonio

Spring Break Roundup: Building the West

March 14-16

Briscoe Western Art Museum, 210 W. Market St.

The Briscoe Western Art Museum invites families to come and produce a Native American home or village found in the West. Explore the collection of Native American paintings and sculptures and become inspired to use recyclable and found materials to build a tipi, longhouse, wigwam, or other types of Native American shelters.

briscoemuseum.org/calendar

Round Top

Spring Antiques Show

March 14-31

Various locations

More than dusty relics and shabby chic signage, the antiques show has over 65 venues in about a 20-mile radius in the communities of Round Top, Warrenton, Carmine, Burton, and Fayetteville. Over two weeks, people from across the United States come to shop for treasures and enjoy a festival of epic proportions, with food and fun in the Texas countryside.

roundtop.com

Corpus Christi

Pecos and the Rooftops in Concert

March 14

Brewster Street Ice House, 1724 N. Tancahua St.

Pecos and The Rooftops have been perfecting a signature heavy blend of lowdown country and classic rock since their inception with the band living in a five-bedroom house in Lubbock. Formed in 2019 by a tight-knit squad of college friends, the band outfits their soulful Americana with muscular guitar grit while remaining tuneful and melodic.

brewsterstreet.net/event/pecos-the-rooftops-2/brewster-street-ice-house/corpus-christi-texas

Austin

San Antonio Spurs I-35 Series

March 15, 17

Moody Center, 2001 Robert Dedman Drive

Watch the San Antonio Spurs take on the Denver Nuggets on March 15th, and then the Brooklyn Nets on March 17th.

moodycenteratx.com/events/category/sports

Llano

Llano River Chuckwagon Cookoff

March 15-16

Badu Park , 300 Legion Drive

Since 2005, a group of chuckwagon enthusiasts gather on the banks of the Llano River and go back in time to an era when the West was settled. Each wagon cooks and serves a meal of chicken fried steak, potatoes, beans, bread, and a dessert. Cooks use traditional cooking methods from that era, wear traditional dress, and experience traditional neighborly fun as they compete for prizes in a number of categories.

llanochuckwagoncookoff.com

Frisco

Texas Pinball Festival

March 15-17

Embassy Suites and Frisco Conference Center, 7600 John Q Hammons Drive

The largest in the industry, the Texas Pinball Festival features more than 400 vintage and new pinball machines, as well as classic arcade games, to be set on free play for the weekend.

texaspinball.com/tpf

Grand Prairie

“9 to 5: The Musical”

March 15-17, 22-24

Uptown Theater, 120 E. Main St.

Featuring music and lyrics by Dolly Parton and a book by Patricia Resnick, this lively adaptation of the 1980 film is set in the late 1970s. The plot follows three female coworkers who, fed up with their sexist and tyrannical boss, decide to take matters into their own hands. 

uptowntheatergp.com

Rockport-fulton

Market Days

March 15-17, April 19-21, May 17-19

Festival Grounds at Rockport Harbor, 100 Sea Breeze Drive

Every third weekend of the month, hear live music, peruse the merchandise of over 150 vendors, and select eats from food trucks in a pet-friendly environment.

facebook.com/rockportmarket

Rockport

Crawfish Cookoff and Tasting

March 15-16

SR Boil House, 501 S. Austin St.

Make plans to attend this annual all-you-can-eat crawfish event with live music featuring Wade Bowen and cold drinks.

facebook.com/srboilhouse

Fredericksburg

Trade Days

March 15-17, April 19-21, May 17-19

Fredericksburg Trade Days, 355 Sunday Farms Lane

Shop more than 350 vendors in seven barns and acres of antiques, collectibles, tools, crafts, shabby chic, primitives, ranch furniture, hunting accessories, candles, unique clothing, jewelry, food, and other items.

fbgtradedays.com

Wildflower Celebration

March 15-April 30

Wildseed Farms, 100 Legacy Drive

Celebrate spring and enjoy the many wildflower fields that begin blooming as early as mid-March. Enjoy viewing and snapping photos of the wildflower fields in full bloom along with two butterfly gardens.

wildseedfarms.com

Kerrville

Concerts by the River

March 15, May 17

Louise Hays Park, 202 Thompson Drive

Pack your lawn chairs and picnic blankets and come out to the park to enjoy free evening concerts along the banks of the beautiful Guadalupe River.

kerrvilletx.gov

Border Terrier Club of America’s National Specialty Show

March 15-21

Kerr County Hill Country Youth Event Center, 3785 SH 27

Watch as handlers and their dogs compete in agility, scent work, obedience, conformation, and other skill tests at the Border Terrier Club of America’s National Specialty Show.

specialty.btcoa.org

Ingram

“Deathtrap”

March 15-30

Hill Country Arts Foundation, 120 Point Theatre Road

In Ira Levin’s classic comedic thriller “Deathtrap,” a washed-up playwright finds a chance to rise to the top once more, a shot he’d be willing to kill for. 

hcaf.com

Tolar

Ceramic Expo and Handcrafted Items

March 15-16

J.D. Neely Community Center, 120 Tolar Cemetery Road

Bring friends to this ceramic show, where visitors can find ceramic supplies for sale from vendors. The event also features door prizes, a competition with judging ahead of the weekend, and an awards ceremony taking place on Saturday. Come learn a new hobby or stock up on all your ceramic supplies.

westceramicshow.com

Round Top

Plant and Gift Sale

March 15-16

Festival Institute, 248 Jaster Road

Bring your carts and wagons to Round Top for the Herb Society of America Pioneer Unit’s annual plant and gift sale. Replace those plants that didn’t make it through the winter with items from the great selection of bedding plants, herbs, shrubs, and succulents. You’ll find new varieties and old favorites in the plant sale as well as lovely garden gifts and food items in the Thyme Well Spent Gift Shop.

herbsocietypioneer.org/events

Granbury

Founder’s Day Jubilee and Cookoff

March 15-17

Historic Granbury Square, 201 E. Pearl St.

With craft food and shopping vendors, fun activities, live music, and free cake and ice cream, Founder’s Day is a great event for the entire family. Don’t miss some of the big Texas artists hitting the stage on the historic Granbury square, and of course, the hilarious outhouse race. Put your taste buds up to the challenge of choosing the best ribs, brisket, or beans.

granburysquare.com

Goliad

Goliad County Fair and PRCA Rodeo

March 15-17

Goliad County Fairgrounds, 925 US 183 South

Enjoy pro rodeo action in conjunction with the Goliad County Fair. See brave athletes compete in bareback riding, saddle bronc riding, bull riding, tie-down roping, team roping, steer wrestling, barrel racing, and mutton bustin’. In previous years, the fair has included a parade, carnival, barbecue, and dancing.

facebook.com/goliadprca.rodeo

Seguin

St. Patrick’s Day Bash

March 16

Johnny Pickles Distillery, 1711 N. Austin St.

Celebrate like the Irish with Johnny Pickles Distillery, which is hosting its first St. Patrick’s Day event with Irish music, food trucks, vendors, and, of course, whiskey.

johnnypicklesdistillery.com

Blanco

Market Day

March 16

Old Blanco Courthouse, 300 Main St.

Shop from over 70 vendors offering homemade crafts, apparel, home décor, plants, baked goods, art, embroidery and crocheted items, and jewelry. Food vendors are on site, and live music fills the air.

historicblanco.org/market-day

Lewisville

St. Paddy’s Texas Style

March 16

Wayne Ferguson Plaza, 150 W. Church St.

Toast to St. Patrick’s Day and Texas Independence Day with Irish and Texas music, dancing, beer, and amusements for kids including life-size games. Food and drinks are sold on site, and well-behaved pets on leashes are welcome.

visitlewisville.com

Denison

St. Patrick’s Day Pub Crawl

March 16

Various locations, Main Street

Join Downtown Denison Inc. in their second annual St. Patrick’s Day Pub Crawl. This self-guided bar crawl has live music along the way throughout Denison’s lively Main Street district.

facebook.com/downtowndenisoninc

Luling

Artisan Market

March 16-Oct. 19

On the third Saturday of the month, shop from artisans selling goods like yard art, handmade soap, jewelry, salsa, and freeze-dried candy.

lulingartisanmarket.com

Galveston

Brian Stokes Mitchell in Concert

March 16

The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St.

Two-time Tony Award winner Brian Stokes Mitchell is known as “The Last Leading Man.” Stokes takes you on a journey through the likes of Broadway, opera, and film. Hear favorites like “Kiss of the Spider Woman” and “Jelly’s Last Jam.”

thegrand.com

La Grange

Sara Hickman in Concert

March 16

The Bugle Boy, 1051 N. Jefferson St.

Past State of Texas official musician Sara Hickman performs at the Bugle Boy’s listening room—a converted WWII Army barracks. Beer and wine are available.

thebugleboy.org/tickets

Granbury

St. Paddy’s Day Parade

March 16

Historic Granbury Square, 529 N. Houston St.

Wear your green and welcome St. Patrick’s Day in Granbury. The parade runs from Pearl Street to the Granbury Square to Crockett Street.

visitgranbury.com/event/2nd-annual-st-paddys-day-parade/19213

The Woodlands

Waterway Nights

March 16-April 27

Waterway Square, 31 Waterway Square Place

Unwind with live music and dancing at Waterway Square on Saturday evenings. This season’s concert lineup includes an Elvis tribute artist (March 30) and a Shakira tribute act (April 6). Coolers, blankets, picnic baskets, and lawn chairs are permitted.

visitthewoodlands.com

Surfside Beach

St. Patrick’s Day Parade

March 16

Surfside Beach City Hall, 1304 Monument Drive

One of the oldest traditions held at Surfside Beach, this annual event features a parade that begins and ends at City Hall and goes down to the beach. There are plenty of free beads and candy thrown from the floats. In addition to the parade, the event includes a social, fundraisers, and a reenactment of the Battle of Fort Velasco.

beachblarney.com

Lake Jackson

Bird Banding

March 16

Gulf Coast Bird Observatory, 299 SH 332 West

Once a month, visitors can watch volunteers collect baseline data on bird populations at the sanctuary. The banding station is an excellent opportunity to see birds up close and to learn about the birds of the Brazosport area.

gcbo.org

Boerne

Rudi and the Rudiments in Concert

March 16

Cave Without a Name Throne Room, 325 Kreutzberg Road

Enjoy an evening of contemporary acoustic music, soaring vocal harmonies, and a percussive tribal/world-beat vibe performed on an unusual mix of ancient and modern instruments, all focused on the theme of the Spring Equinox as a time of re-birth and renewed energy. Some of this concert is performed in total darkness, illuminated by periods of flickering candlelight, providing a visually rich, spellbinding setting and mesmerizing listening environment.

cavewithoutaname.com/event-calendar

Bandera

Ham Rodeo

March 16

Mansfield Park, 2886 SH 16 North

The Bandera Wranglers, an all-volunteer nonprofit, hosts this annual rodeo that features vendors, wild hogs, barbecue, a concert, and interactive activities.

facebook.com/thebanderawranglers

Fredericksburg

Mud Dauber Festival and Chili Cookoff

March 16

Luckenbach Texas, 412 Luckenbach Town Loop

Named in honor of the pesky insect, this open chili cookoff and live music festival shows why Luckenbach has some of the best mud in the universe.

luckenbachtexas.com

Abilene

Texas Gun and Knife Show

March 16-17

Abilene Convention Center, 1100 N. Sixth St.

The Texas Gun and Knife Association hosts this annual show. Vendors selling new and used guns, knives, ammunition, coins, jewelry, camping gear, accessories, and other hunting and outdoors items.

texasgunandknifeshows.com

Corpus Christi

Chris D’Elia

March 16

American Bank Center, 1901 N. Shoreline Blvd.

Chris D’Elia is an American stand-up comedian, actor, writer, and podcast host. He is known for playing Alex Miller on the NBC sitcom “Whitney,” Danny Burton on the sitcom “Undateable,” Kenny on the TV series “The Good Doctor,” and Henderson on the Netflix thriller series “You.”

ticketmaster.com/event/3A005F88A1C822A2

Junction

Predator Calling Contest

March 16-17

Hunt for predators in this Calling Contest, where there’s a $1,500 payout. The point system pays out for mountain lions, bobcats, coyotes, red foxes, grey foxes, and raccoons. See the contest rules on the website.

junctiontexas.com/predator-calling-contest

Edom

David Starr in Concert

March 16

The Old Firehouse, 8241 FM 279

Enjoy an intimate night of acoustic music with Colorado-based, Americana and blues singer/songwriter David Starr. Starr has honed his decades-long career touring internationally and sharing the stage with esteemed artists such as John Oates (Hall and Oates) and John McEuen, as well as opening for acts like America, Jim Messina, Karla Bonoff, and Survivor. Starr’s latest project “Better Me,” features acoustic-driven songs such as the title track and “Closer To You,” the feisty blues-rock “Poison The Water,” as well as “Any Chance Of Going Home,” showcasing Starr’s masterful storytelling.

davidstarrmusic.com/tour

Mesquite

Quinceañera Magazine Expo

March 17

Mesquite Convention Center, 1700 Rodeo Drive

Planning a quinceañera? Make all your plans under one roof at this expo where you can meet with quinceañera vendors from the Mesquite/Dallas area.

facebook.com/quinceaneraexpotexas

Port Aransas

St. Patrick’s Day Pub Crawl

March 17

Moore-McDonald V.F.W. Post 8967, 311 N. Alister St.

Decorate your golf cart, bike, or any mode of transportation and join the pub crawl.

The Colony

Luck of the Irish Triathlon

March 17

Lewisville ISD Aquatic Center, 5729 Memorial Drive

Feeling lucky? At the Luck of the Irish Triathlon, contestants swim, bike, and run through The Colony to receive a completion medal. If you’re not competing, come out and cheer on family and friends as they make their way through the course.

visitthecolonytx.com/calendar.aspx?eid=3511

Bryan

Cooking with the Chef: Oodles of Noodles at Messina Hof Winery

March 17

Messina Hof Estate, 4545 Old Reliance Road

Join the family at Messina Hof Bryan and celebrate National Noodle Month with a cooking party featuring dishes inspired by Southeast Asian cuisine.

destinationbryan.com

Houston

Fauré Piano Quartet in Concert

March 19

Stude Concert Hall, Brockman Music and Performing Arts Center, Rice University, 6100 Main St.

Known for their sterling musicianship, the Fauré Piano Quartet has become a worldwide phenomenon, unearthing novel approaches to timeless pieces. The program includes Franz Schubert’s “Adagio and Rondo Concertante in F major,” Antonín Dvorák’s Piano Quartet No. 2 in E-flat major, and George Enescu’s Piano Quartet No. 1 in D major.

chambermusichouston.org/concerts/2024-03-19-faure-piano-quartet

Amarillo

“My Fair Lady”

March 20

Amarillo Civic Center, 401 S. Buchanan St.

See Lincoln Center Theater’s touring production of the Lerner and Loewe musical “My Fair Lady, which “Entertainment Weekly” described as “a sumptuous new production of the most perfect musical of all time.”

amarillociviccenter.com

Fort Stockton

Comanche Springs Rodeo

March 21-23

Pecos County Coliseum, 1658 Airport Drive

On the fourth weekend of March, head to the Comanche Springs Rodeo, an annual United Professional Rodeo Association rodeo with a parade, dancing, live music, and traditional rodeo events. Friday is Family Night, where kids ages 12 and under get in for free.

comanchespringsrodeo.com

Palestine

Old-Time Music and Dulcimer Festival

March 21-23

First Baptist Church of Palestine, 5700 Loop 256

This laid-back festival features some of the top dulcimer and old-time music artists from around the country. The artists serve as headliners for the concerts and lead the workshops. There are afternoon and evening concerts and more jam sessions after the evening concert. Music fills the building from early morning until late at night.

oldpalmusic.com

Mesquite

Mesquite Rocks Concerts

March 21, April 18, May 16

Mesquite Arts Center, 1527 N. Galloway Ave.

The Mesquite Arts Center hosts this monthly family-friendly event featuring tribute bands covering the greatest hits of popular musicians and folk artists.

mesquiteartscenter.org

Bandera

Thunder in the Hill Country

March 21-24

Mansfield Park, 2886 SH 16 North

Come celebrate the 22nd annual Thunder in the Hill Country, an event held at Bandera’s Mansfield Park that consists of tent camping, a poker run, vendors, food, field events, music Friday and Saturday at the 11th Street Cowboy Bar, a bike show, tattoo contest, and other activities.

bikerralliesoftexas.com

Third Thursday Cowboy Camp with Lew Peterbaugh

March 21-May 16

Bandera Beverage Barn, 1407 SH 16 North

Bring your guitar to play along or simply come to listen. Pickers who play cowboy, Texas, or Western swing music are welcome to sit in.

banderacowboycapital.com

Frisco

Monsters Dance Convention

March 22-24

Embassy Suites by Hilton Dallas Frisco Hotel and Convention Center, 7600 John Q Hammons Drive

Monsters tours the country with its three-day dance workshops instructed by world-renowned choreographers, plus auditions for thousands of dollars in scholarships, seminars, performance opportunities, and freestyle battles. As the original all-hip-hop dance event, Monsters offers instruction and networking with the industry’s best, and provides dancers with real opportunities you can’t get anywhere else.

monstersdance.com

Burton

La Bahia Antiques Spring Show

March 22-23

La Bahia Hall, 550 SH 237

Dealers across the country provide antiques, collectibles, and repurposed 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

Sweetwater

Rattlesnake Gravel Grind

March 22-24

Lake Sweetwater, County Road 264

The Rattlesnake Gravel Grind benefits the volunteer fire department of Nolan County and takes riders on tours of the scenic areas around Lake Sweetwater as well as farm and ranch roads around Bird Nest Canyon, Happy Valley, Mulberry Canyon, and Panther Canyon. Route distances range from 111, 66, and 32 miles. After the event, enjoy beer, food, and live music.

rattlesnakegravelgrind.bike

Liberty

Jubilee

March 22-23

Downtown Liberty, 1829 Sam Houston St.

Have fun with the family at this outdoor festival with arts and crafts, food, music, entertainment, a barbecue cookoff, carnival, book sale, and a car show.

cityofliberty.org

Cameron

Spring Festival

March 22

Downtown Cameron , 206 S. Central Ave.

Wine, craft beer, a street dance, and live music are all part of the fun at the Spring Festival. There’s also arts and crafts vendors, a youth livestock exhibit, and a Kids’ Zone. The event coincides with the Milam County Junior Livestock Show, where heifers, steers, chickens, turkeys, rabbits, and hogs are exhibited.

cameron-tx.com

Corpus Christi

Steve Treviño

March 22

American Bank Center, 1901 N. Shoreline Blvd.

He’s fluent in wife, loves beer and barbecue, and is “America’s Favorite Husband.” Comedian Steve Treviño shares hilarious observations on fatherhood, husband-hood, and modern life-hood.

ticketmaster.com/event/3A005F74FE323BB9

Palestine

Dogwood Trails Celebration

March 22-April 7

Davey Dogwood Park and surrounding forest trails, 825 W. Spring St.

For over 80 years, Palestine has celebrated the delicate beauty of the dogwood trees in Davey Dogwood Park the last two weeks in March and first week in April. Activities are scheduled each weekend to complement the celebration, including a festival the first weekend, a parade, and stained glass tours of historic churches. Stop at Palestine Visitor Center for venues and maps.

visitpalestine.com

Fairy Garden Trail

March 22-May 31

Davey Dogwood Park, 4205 N. Link St.

From dawn till dusk, there is so much more to explore in Davey Dogwood Park this spring. Enjoy great views along 5.5 miles of driving trails, but park the car and step onto the trails to see how many of the fairy gardens you can find. Most trails are motorized-wheelchair and stroller friendly.

visitpalestine.com

Dogwood Festival: VIP Artist Reception

March 22

Redlands Hotel parking lot, 303 W. Oak St

The Dogwood Arts Council invites you to the VIP Art Tent event and the kickoff celebration for the 86th annual Dogwood Festival featuring art and music. The VIP event includes live music, an open bar, hors d’oeuvres, and exquisite art.

palestinechamber.org

Piney Woods Vintage Train Rides

March 22-May 31

Texas State Railroad Palestine Depot, 789 Park Road 70

Enjoy a four-hour, round-trip train adventure from the seat of a vintage 1920s car. The train, pulled by a vintage diesel or steam locomotive, departs from Palestine, has an hour layover at the Rusk depot, and takes passengers on a journey through the impressive Piney Woods and 135 years of history. All seats have views along the Piney Woods route, and narration and music add highlights to the trip.

texasstaterailroad.net

Grand Prairie

Grupo Duelo in Concert

March 22

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

From Roma, Texas, Grupo Duelo has been entertaining audiences with its Mexican norteña sounds since the early 2000s.

texastrustcutheatre.com

Jefferson

Miata Madness

March 22-24

Downtown , 100 E. Austin St.

This annual event is open to Mazda Miata owners and held at the 100 block of East Austin Street. On Saturday, the Show ‘n’ Shine kicks off in the morning. The car show, featuring all makes and models, is open to spectators at no charge.

visitjeffersontexas.com

Lake Jackson

John Michael Montgomery in Concert

March 22

The Clarion , 500 College Drive

John Michael Montgomery has turned an uncanny ability to relate to fans into one of country music’s most storied careers. His hit songs include “I Swear,” “I Love the Way You Love Me,” “I Can Love You Like That,” and “Rope the Moon.”

brazosport.edu/clarion/

San Antonio

Night of Artists Opening Weekend

March 22-23

Briscoe Western Art Museum, 210 W. Market St.

One of the premier Western art events in the world, Night of Artists includes the viewing and sale of new works of painting, sculpture, and mixed media by today’s leading contemporary Western artists.

briscoemuseum.org/calendar

Houston

“Ruth Asawa Through Line”

March 22-July 21

The Menil Drawing Institute, 1412 W. Main St.

This is the first exhibition to focus on the artist’s lifelong drawing practice. Surveying Ruth Asawa’s impressive range and expansive approach, this exhibition offers an unparalleled window into the artist’s resourceful approach to drawing, with her particular attention to materials, line, surface, and space. “Ruth Asawa Through Line” is co-organized by the Menil Collection and the Whitney Museum of American Art, in close collaboration with the estate of Ruth Asawa.

menil.org

Round Top

Chamber Music Trio Concert

March 23

Festival Concert Hall, 248 Jaster Road

Hear Chavdar Parashkevov on violin, Louis-Marie Fardet on cello, and Viktor Valkov on the piano for a chamber concert.

festivalhill.org/#/events/4200

Abilene

“Faure Requiem”

March 23

First Baptist Church, 1333 N. Third St.

Join the Abilene Philharmonic as they perform the fourth and final Masterworks Series of the season, “Faure Requiem.” This concert features guest artists Amanda Guidi (soprano) and Yonghyun Kim (baritone) as well as the Tri-Collegiate Choirs with Hardin-Simmons University, Abilene Christian University, and McMurry University. Children ages 5 and under are not allowed in the concert hall.

abiphil.com/shows/faure-requiem

Irving

Cliburn Passion

March 23

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

The Irving Symphony Orchestra features another world-premiere composition by an Irving Symphony Orchestra/Southern Methodist University composer in residence. Then, a superb piano performance with the full orchestra includes compositions from Frédéric Chopin and Antonín Dvorák by guest artist Dmytro Choni of Ukraine, a Van Cliburn medalist.

irvingsymphony.org

Mckinney

Heard Museum Scouting: Webelos

March 23-May 11

Heard Natural Science Museum and Wildlife Sanctuary, 1 Nature Place

Interested in earning a badge or looking for a nature-based activity for your Boy Scouts group? The Heard’s two-hour badge workshops are geared to meet the requirements for Webelos and other Boy Scouts rankings, but they are open to any interested group. Topics cover nature and geology.

heardmuseum.org/scouting

Waco

Texas Ranger Hall of Fame

March 23

Texas Ranger Research Center, 100 Texas Ranger Trail

The Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum is the proud owner of three original Tom Lea works, including pieces inspired by Texas Rangers. Join award-wining author Bob Alexander for an illuminating talk about the inspiration for the paintings and a western-themed reception.

eventbrite.com/e/texas-ranger-hall-of-fame-tickets-693280058317

Corpus Christi

Hot Wheels Monster Trucks Live Glow Party

March 23-24

American Bank Center, 1901 N. Shoreline Blvd.

For the first time ever in Corpus Christi, fans of all ages can experience the thrill of watching their favorite Hot Wheels Monster Trucks in the dark. The lights might be off, but trucks, drivers, motorcycles, and the pit are all lit up with glowing lights.

hotwheelsmonstertruckslive.com

Hico

Spring Open House

March 23

Historic Downtown Hico, 129 N. Pecan St.

Participating merchants have special discounts, door prizes, and refreshments to celebrate the arrival of spring.

hicotxchamber.org/events

Salado

Wildflower Arts and Crafts Festival

March 23-24

Salado Civic Center, 601 N. Main St.

Over 80 vendors are present for the 24th annual Wildflower Arts and Crafts Festival. Find handmade goods including woodworks, pet items, jewelry, painting, and pottery. Various food trucks are set up with local fare, and there’s live music under the gazebo. Admission is free, and free parking is available throughout Salado Village and at the Civic Center.

salado.com

Austin

NASCAR at COTA

March 23-24

Circuit of The Americas, 9201 Circuit of the Americas Blvd.

Circuit of The Americas (COTA) welcomes race fans this March when NASCAR returns to Austin for the second time, courtesy of Speedway Motorsports. Experience another unforgettable race weekend with the running of the NASCAR Cup Series, Xfinity Series, and Camping World Truck Series.

circuitoftheamericas.com/event/nascar

College Station

Living History Weekend

March 23-24

Museum of the American G.I. , 19124 SH 6 South

The Museum of the American G.I.’s Living History Weekend is the largest event of its kind in Texas, with visitors from across the nation coming to view living-history displays, shop in the military swap meet, witness the roar of tanks in the WWII battle reenactments, and watch a WWI trench battle. Upon entering the museum property, ride in a WWII 2.5 ton CCKW truck or modern Humvee to the reenactment fields where all of the activities take place.

americangimuseum.org/event/living-history-weekend-2024

Dripping Springs

Brewers Fest

March 23

Stephenson Building, 311 Old Fitzhugh Road

The Dripping Springs Brewers Festival is the latest in a lineup of events that celebrates this area’s award-winning artisans. The festival features several of the Hill Country region’s top craft beers and those who brew them. Visitors must purchase a wristband to enter. Additional highlights included live music plus a variety of food options and a keepsake plastic mug.

destinationdrippingsprings.com/p/events/dripping-springs-brewers-festival

The Colony

Mother and Son Adventure Day

March 23

Lions Club Park, 4800 Nash Drive

Moms and their boys (ages 3-12) can take part in an outdoor expedition throughout Lions Club Park. Test your skills at archery, fishing, and geocaching.

visitthecolonytx.com/calendar.aspx?eid=3512

Plano

Texas Forever Fest

March 23

Haggard Park, 901 E. 15th St.

Celebrate the food, music, and culture of Texas. Enjoy live music, entertainment, Texas-favorite food and drink, Texas-themed vendors, and fun for all ages.

plano.gov/2060/texas-forever-fest

South Padre Island

SPI Sprint Triathlon

March 23

Jim’s Pierr, 211 W. Swordfish St.

Seasoned veterans and first timers can both experience the SPI Sprint Triathlon, which includes Olympic and sprint distance courses.

sopadre.com/events

Mckinney

McKinney Asian Festival

March 23

Dr. Glenn Mitchell Memorial Park, 300 W. Louisiana St.

This inaugural festival showcases the cultural heritage of the Asian community to educate, inspire, and entertain festivalgoers. From traditional dances and music performances to delicious food offerings and fun family activities, everyone will find something they love.

mckinneyasianfestival.org

Galveston

“The Simon and Garfunkel Story”

March 23

The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St.

Relive all your favorites: “Bridge Over Troubled Water,” “Mrs. Robinson,” and “The Sound of Silence” as you enjoy this immersive concert-style theater show chronicling the incredible journey shared by Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel.

thegrand.com

Independence

Independence Historical Society Open Houses

March 23-30

Adjacent to Old Baylor Park, 8488 Old Baylor College Road

Over two Saturdays every spring, the Independence Historical Society opens their early Texas homes for free to the public. When the Texas bluebonnets are at their best, visit the 1820s Coles Cabin, the 1830s Dogtrot Log House, and a one-room schoolhouse. During the weekends, artisans demonstrate early Texas crafts and music. The early Texas homes are located next to Old Baylor Park in historic Independence.

ihstexas1836.com

La Grange

The Rifters in Concert

March 23

The Bugle Boy, 1051 N. Jefferson St.

Hailing from New Mexico, The Rifters are a three-member band playing dance-oriented Americana music with a wide range of acoustic and electric instruments combined with soaring three-part harmonies.

thebugleboy.org/tickets

Huntsville

Herb Festival at the Wynne Home

March 22-23

Wynne Home Arts and Visitors Center, 1428 11th St.

The annual Herb Festival at the Wynne Home in Huntsville features a huge selection of locally grown herbs, perennials, native plants, vegetables, and bulbs. Speakers, herbal and garden vendors, music, and children’s activities round out the day’s events. The historic Wynne Home Arts and Visitors Center and its current art exhibition is also open to visitors.

texasthymeunit.org

Houston

Bayou City Art Festival

March 23-24

Sam Houston Park, 1000 Bagby

Bayou City Art Festival celebrates more than 50 years of providing unique art experiences and education for the greater Houston area. As the nation’s premier spring outdoor art festival, the festival provides attendees with the opportunity to meet artists, view original works, and purchase one-of-a-kind art, prints, jewelry, sculptures, and functional art. The event features live entertainment, a food truck park, a craft beer and wine garden, and beverage stations throughout the festival.

bayoucityartfestival.com

Palestine

Dogwood Festival

March 23

Downtown and Old Town Palestine, 825 W. Spring St.

Always the first weekend of the Dogwood Trails Celebration, this event offers craft and novelty vendors, a kids’ zone, food vendors, art shows, street entertainment, concerts, and other fun activities in historic downtown and Old Town Palestine.

visitpalestine.com/dogwood

Boston Porter Memorial Bull Riding and Boston’s Buckaroos Kid Rodeo

March 23

Anderson County Youth Livestock Pavilion, 750 SH 287 North

The 20th annual Boston Porter Memorial Rodeo features a kids’ rodeo in the afternoon and bull riding in the evening. Tickets can be bought at Cavender’s or at the gate, with proceeds from the event supporting educational scholarships for the youth of Anderson County.

visitpalestine.com

Stained Glass Tour

March 23

Various locations

Step into some of Palestine’s historic churches and see beautiful windows and glasswork. Participating churches on the tour include Sacred Heart Catholic, St Phillip’s Episcopal Church, First Christian Church, and First Presbyterian.

visitpalestine.com

Lake Jackson

Brew on the Bayou

March 23

Gulf Coast Bird Observatory, 299 SH 332 West

Sample and enjoy specialty brews from local breweries as well as wines. Listen to live music, grab a bite to eat from local food trucks, and check out some hot items in the silent auction. The beautiful wooded grounds at the Gulf Coast Bird Observatory are lit by torchlight, making it a perfect spot to enjoy music, food, and nature.

gcbo.org

Mckinney

Holi Mela: Dallas Festival of Colors

March 23

Myers Park & Event Center, 7117 County Road 166

Celebrate 14 years of color at the largest festival of colors, Holi Mela in North Texas. Marking the spring season, this family festival features contests, dance-offs, turban tying, sand art mandalas and henna art, a drum circle, face painting, and live music.

dallasfestivalofcolors.com

Fredericksburg

Hill Country Indian Artifact Show

March 23

Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park, 432 Lady Bird Drive

Featuring a wide variety of some of the finest Native American artifacts from Texas and the United States, the show items include arrowheads, pottery, beads, cases, and books. Plus, there are door prizes and food is available for purchase.

hillcountryindianartifacts.com

Canyon Lake

Dinosaur Day

March 23

The Heritage Museum of the Texas Hill Country, 4831 FM 2673

Join the Heritage Museum of the Texas Hill Country for an afternoon event that features fossil digs, dinosaur track tours, guest speakers, and other educational yet fun activities.

theheritagemuseum.com

Plano

Victorian Eggstravaganza and Spring Festival

March 24

Heritage Farmstead Museum, 1900 W. 15th St.

Six egg hunts hold more than 7,500 eggs filled with candy and prizes for children ages 10 and under. Guests of all ages delight in the joys of spring on the Blackland Prairie with wagon rides, tours of the historic Farrell Wilson Home, and a visit from the Easter Bunny. Class is in session in the one-room schoolhouse, and there are hands-on activities for visitors to enjoy.

heritagefarmstead.org

Jacksboro

Farmers Market and Craft Vendor Show

March 24-Oct. 27

Jack County Courthouse, 100 N. Main St.

Various vendors set up around the Jack County Courthouse lawn the last Saturday of the month from March through October.

jacksborochamber.com

Bandera

Frontier Times Fourth Sunday Jamboree

March 24-May 26

Frontier Times Museum, 510 13th St.

The Frontier Times Museum presents this jamboree on the fourth Sunday of each month. The event includes live music, storytelling, and fun for all ages.

frontiertimesmuseum.org

Fredericksburg

Texas Hill Country Wineries’ Wine and Wildflower Journey

March 25-April 19

Various locations

Get tickets online to receive full complimentary tastings and wine discounts at dozens of participating wineries on this self-guided tour.

texashillcountrywineries.org

Corsicana

Easter Hop

March 28

Downtown Corsicana, 301 S. Beaton St.

Hop into the Easter spirit with a festive celebration of prizes, treats, mini carnival rides, and a special appearance by the Easter Bunny.

visitcorsicana.com

The Colony

Spring Eggstravaganza

March 28

The Colony Five Star Complex, 4100 Blair Oaks Drive

One of the most egg-citing events in The Colony is back. Let your kids gather eggs filled with candy and prizes, then stop by the entertainment zone to ride the giant slide and Big Tex Express Train, play giant lawn games, and interact with animals in the petting zoo. Don’t forget to get your photo taken with Peter Rabbit and create an Easter-themed craft. Tickets are only required for the egg hunt portion of the event. All other activities are free of charge.

visitthecolonytx.com/calendar.aspx?eid=3508

Fulton

Taste of Rockport-Fulton

March 28

Fulton Convention Center, 402 N. Fulton Beach Road

Featuring fine restaurants and caterers from the area, this worthy project of the Rockport Rotary Club raises scholarship funds for Rockport-Fulton High School seniors with a live auction, silent auction, and entertainment.

tasteofrockport-fulton.com

Victoria

Greg Reuter: “Admiration”

March 29-May 19

The Nave Museum, 306 W. Commercial St.

Experience the art of Greg Reuter, a Corpus Christi artist who grew up in California and began his career in Hawaii. The exhibit includes sculptures in various media, including bronze, ceramic, aluminum, and mixed media. His works explore qualities he admires, such as the fidelity of dogs, the resilience of wild birds, and his admiration of the sublime beauty of nature.

navemuseum.org

Tracy Waldroup: “Unfolding”

March 29-May 19

The Nave Museum, 306 W. Commercial St.

Enjoy the art of mixed-media-abstract artist Tracey Waldroup, whose sense of spontaneity informs her process. This exhibit features paintings that offer a sense of mystery and a moment of careful contemplation into their depth of layers and texture.

navemuseum.org

Bryan

Watercolor Batik and Watercolor Pastel Workshop

March 29-30

DeGallery, 930 N. Rosemary Drive

Award-winning artist Kathie George teaches a combination watercolor batik and watercolor pastel workshop at DeGallery. George teaches workshops all across the country, as well as conducts international-destination workshops in Italy, France, and Spain.

destinationbryan.com

Kerrville

Easter Bike Tour

March 29-31

Schreiner University, 2100 Memorial Blvd.

Experience the charm and hospitality of the Texas Hill Country and three days of the best riding Texas has to offer. Quiet, well-paved roads, fully stocked rest stops, and panoramic scenery have made this tour one of the premier cycling events in Texas, with routes suitable for all categories of participants—from novices to experienced riders.

easterbiketour.com

Abilene

Outlaws and Legends Music Fest

March 29-30

Back Porch of Texas, 3350 N. Clack St.

The 13th annual Outlaws and Legends Music Fest, benefiting Ben Richey Boys Ranch, returns to the Back Porch of Texas. Artists include the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Kevin Fowler, Jason Boland and the Stragglers, and Bri Bagwell. There are several different ways to enjoy the festival, including general admission tickets to be in the center of the action, tailgate and party packages, and RVing in the park.

outlawsandlegends.com

Mckinney

Heard Museum Scouting: Bear Cubs

March 30

Heard Natural Science Museum and Wildlife Sanctuary, 1 Nature Place

Interested in earning a Boy Scouts badge or looking for a nature-based activity for your group? The Heard’s two-hour badge workshops are geared to meet the requirements for the listed organization’s badge, but they’re open to any interested group. Bear Cubs topics include science and plants.

heardmuseum.org/scouting

Burnet

Hill Country Lawn and Garden Show

March 30

AgriLife Auditorium, 607 N. Vandeveer St.

The annual Hill Country Lawn and Garden Show, sponsored by the Highland Lakes Master Gardeners, is a free event with indoor and outdoor activities and vendors, open rain or shine. The day is filled with over 30 artisans and garden vendors offering all types of plants, along with garden- and outdoor-inspired products and services. There is food, gardening demonstrations, and a kids’ booth.

burnetcountyhighlandlakesmastergardener.org

Llano

Fiddle Fest and Open Fiddle Contest

March 30-31

John L. Kuykendall Events Center and Arena, 2200 RR 152 West

The annual Fiddle Fest includes youth, senior, open, and accompanist divisions for the fiddle contest. Saturday, there’s an evening concert by Jody Nix, and Sunday sees a church service and cowboy breakfast.

llanofiddlefest.com

Levelland

American Businessmen’s Clubs Pro Rodeo Kickoff and Barbecue Cookoff

March 30

Mallet Event Center and Arena, 2320 US 385

The American Businessmen’s Clubs (ABC) Pro Rodeo starts off with a dance and barbecue cookoff.

abcrodeo.com

The Woodlands

Run and Done 3.1

March 30

The Woodlands Waterway, 2099 Lake Robbins Drive

The Run and Done 3.1 occurs the Saturday before Easter. The chip-timed 5K course winds along The Woodlands Waterway, providing a scenic route and fun, enjoyable atmosphere fostering friendly competition for all skill levels. After the race, registered participants and their guests can enjoy an egg hunt in Town Green Park.

visitthewoodlands.com

Mesquite

Bunny EGGstravaganza

March 30

Evans Recreation Center , 1116 Hillcrest St.

Bunny EGGstravaganza is a family-friendly celebration of the spring season for all ages to enjoy. Children 12 and under are separated into age groups and able to gather colorful, candy-filled eggs in an egg scramble. Other activities include face painting, arts and crafts, and pictures with the Easter Bunny.

cityofmesquite.com/280/bunny-eggstravaganza

Kerrville

Easter Eggstravaganza

March 30

The Salvation Army Kroc Center, 201 Holdsworth Drive

Bring your Easter basket for a family day of fun. This community event is filled with bounce houses, face painting, a cake walk, pictures with the Easter Bunny, food vendors, games, and two Easter egg hunts with over 25,000 candy-filled Easter eggs and giveaways with prizes.

kerrvillekroc.org

Easterfest, Cookoff, and Open Car Show

March 30

Flat Rock Lake Park, 3840 Riverside Drive

At this fun-filled event, enjoy a barbecue and chili cookoff, food, games, rides for all ages, vendors, live music, and Easter egg hunt, an open car and bike show, and a visit from the Easter Bunny.

kerrvilletexascvb.com

Corsicana

Youth Art Show

April 1-30

The Warehouse, 119 W. Sixth Ave.

The annual Youth Art Show celebrates the budding artists of the community. This year’s theme celebrates the eclipse. More than 100 works fill the gallery space.

navarrocouncilofthearts.com/events.html

Tyler

“iLuminate”

April 2

UT Tyler Cowan Center, 3240 Old Glory Pkwy., FAC 1120

From the moment the lights fade to darkness, you’re transported into another dimension where the music moves you and the visuals are otherworldly. Welcome to iLuminate, a fantastic fusion of cutting-edge technology and dance that has been wowing the world for more than a decade. iLuminate features a brilliant cast of the country’s top dancers performing to energetic music including pop and rock hits from the ‘70s, ‘80s, and ‘90s, plus jazz and hip hop.

cowancenter.org

Corsicana

“Janet’s Planet”

April 2-4

The Warehouse, 119 W. Sixth Ave.

Janet Ivey, creator of “Janet’s Planet,” is committed to enriching the lives of children via education and live performances, TV, and online programming. With over 25 years in children’s entertainment and education, Janet has captivated Nashville and beyond with her work. Janet’s show joins the weeklong eclipse celebration. Students 2nd through 6th grade participate with Janet, and the community has a chance to view.

navarrocouncilofthearts.com/events.html

Clute

Planetarium Show

April 2, 9, 16, 23, 26, 30

Center for the Arts and Sciences, 400 College Blvd.

Featuring high-tech equipment including a 30-foot dome equipped with a Spitz Star Ball projector, this show re-creates the night sky as it appears to the naked eye, giving viewers a close-up look at comets, exploding stars, and black holes.

brazosportcenter.org

Corsicana

Mimosas at the Market

April 3

Downtown Corsicana, 301 S. Beaton St.

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

visitcorsicana.com

Levelland

Little Dribblers’ National Tournament

April 3-6

Levelland ISD Schools

Little Dribblers’ is a nonprofit organization dedicated to community youth basketball leagues. The organization helps kids learn to play basketball while also teaching sportsmanship. The National Tournament is held in Levelland, where kids from across the country play for the big win.

littledribblers.org

Bryan

Impressionistic Flowers Workshop

April 3

DeGallery, 930 N. Rosemary Drive

The Impressionistic Flowers Workshop is taught by award-winning artist Natalia Andreeva, who demonstrates techniques in oil, but other mediums are welcome by participants.

destinationbryan.com

Portland

Windfest

April 4-7

Daniel P. Moore Community Complex, 2000 Billy G. Webb Drive

The annual family-fun festival held in the coastal town of Portland has a parade, cookoffs, the Dachshund Dash, doggie costume contest, rides, a cornhole tournament, entertainment, food, dinosaur encounters, and shopping.

portlandtx.org/windfest

Orange

“Annie”

April 4

Lutcher Theater, 707 Main Ave.

Holding onto hope when times are tough can take an awful lot of determination, and sometimes, an awful lot of determination comes in a surprisingly small package. Orphan Annie has reminded generations of theatergoers that sunshine is always right around the corner.

lutcher.org/annie

Salado

Texas Packard Meet

April 4-7

Holiday Inn Express, 1991 N. Stagecoach Road

The 45th annual Texas Packard Meet features a display of vintage Packard cars on Friday night on the banks of Salado Creek next to the Barrow Brewery, and another display on Saturday morning at the Holiday Inn Express. Packards were a luxury American automobile popular during the 1920s.

texaspackardmeet.org

Kerrville

Totality Eclipse at Schreiner University

April 4-8

Schreiner University, 2100 Memorial Blvd.

Schreiner University offers an exclusive front-row seat to the breathtaking total solar eclipse. To make this unforgettable experience even more thrilling, Schreiner has prepared an exciting schedule packed with stargazing activities, esteemed guest speakers from the scientific community, live music, and wine tastings. Registration is required.

schreiner.edu/solar-eclipses

Corpus Christi

Festival de Mariachi en la Isla

April 4-7

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Performing Arts Center, 6005 Ocean Drive, Unit 5723

The Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Performing Arts Center hosts the fourth annual Festival de Mariachi en la Isla. Attendees can shop with area vendors, take part in crafts led by local artists, enjoy food trucks, and hear mariachi groups ranging from regional schools to well-known professional groups.

pac.tamucc.edu

Levelland

ABC Pro Rodeo

April 4-7

Mallet Event Center and Arena, 2320 US 385 South

Whether it’s your first rodeo or not, you’ll love watching these rodeo feats including saddle bronc, bareback, steer wrestling, calf roping, team roping, barrel racing, bull riding, mutton bustin’, and freestyle bull fighting.

abcrodeo.com

Longview

ArtWalk

April 4

Various locations,

Founded in the fall of 2007, ArtWalk was initially created to be a downtown event with the goal of attracting more people to downtown Longview. Today, ArtWalk is the signature event of the arts in the city’s cultural district. Enjoy taking a self-guided tour of downtown venues exhibiting and selling art.

artwalklongview.com

Mesquite

Exhibition and Artist Reception

April 4

Mesquite Arts Center, 1527 N. Galloway Ave.

The Mesquite Arts Center presents works by two Dallas-based artists: photographer Shawn Saumell, whose work features found objects that can be natural or human-made, and Alec DeJesus, a self-taught muralist and fine-art painter.

mesquiteartscenter.org

Courtyard Concert Series

April 4, May 9

Mesquite Arts Center, 1527 N. Galloway Ave.

This spring concert series, presented by the Mesquite Arts Center, showcases local indie artists and takes place in the evening inside the center’s courtyard area.

mesquiteartscenter.org

Kerrville

Kerr County Market Days and Hill Country Swap Meet

April 4

Kerr County Hill Country Youth Event Center, 3785 SH 27

Market Days continues to feature artists and crafters bringing their own original handcrafted items, while Hill Country Swap Meet is a community garage sale/flea market.

kerrmarketdays.org

Copperas Cove

Solar Eclipse Festival

April 5-8

Various locations, East Avenue East and South Second Street

Copperas Cove is in the path of totality for the 2024 total solar eclipse. The city celebrates with multi-day eclipse events including stages for live music and guest presentations from astronomers and eclipse chasers. RV and tent camping sites are available. Book your space now through the Copperas Cove Solar Eclipse website to secure your spot to view this spectacular event.

copperascove.com/2024-solar-eclipse

Burnet

Texas Eclipse

April 5-9

Reveille Peak Ranch, 105 CR 114

Texas Eclipse is a not-to-miss celebration under the Texas sky. This is the last chance to catch a total solar eclipse in the United States for more than 20 years. At over 4 minutes and 20 seconds, this is one of the longest totality events you can attend. Music, art, science talks, tech activations, a space travel expo, and interactive art are all part of the festivities.

seetexaseclipse.com

Kerrville

KerrClipse

April 5-8

Quiet Valley Ranch, 3876 Medina Highway

Witness the total solar eclipse at Quiet Valley Ranch. Over four minutes of totality are accompanied by a full weekend of family-friendly music, camping, and science presentations.

kerrvillefolkfestival.org

Del Rio

TX Solar Eclipse Fest

April 5-8

Val Verde Fairgrounds , 2006 N. Main St.

Del Rio sees 3 minutes and 25 seconds of totality as the total solar eclipse crosses the border. Pick up your certified eclipse solar glasses from the Del Rio Chamber of Commerce plus a schedule of events. Vendors, food trucks, and live music are found all around town. The TX Solar Eclipse Fest Concert Series includes Dustin De La Garza, William Beckmann, Groupo Massore, AJ Castillo, Michael Salgado, Stoney LaRue, Eli Young Band, and John Michael Montgomery. Contact the city of Del Rio for tent and RV camping spaces.

txsolareclipsefest.com

Tyler

Totality Tyler

April 5-8

Various locations

Leading up to the total solar eclipse on April 8, the city of Tyler invites visitors to immerse themselves in the cosmic wonders of nature with a weekend of special events, including live music from the East Texas Symphony Orchestra, TJC Earth & Space Science Center planetarium shows, and a Lunar Lunch on the lawn at the Goodman Museum.

totalitytyler.com

Luling

Roughneck Chili and Barbecue Cookoff

April 5-6

Downtown Luling, 421 E. Davis St.

In conjunction with the Oil City Vintage Car and Tractor Show, this barbecue cookoff is International Barbecue Cookers Association sanctioned, while the chili cookoff is Tolbert sanctioned. There is live music all day, and cookoffs benefit the Central Texas Oil Patch Museum.

lulingoilmuseum.org

Temple

First Friday: Springtime

April 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.

downtowntemple.com

Corsicana

Food Truck Friday

April 5

Downtown Corsicana

On the first Friday of the month, downtown Corsicana is full of food trucks and live music.

visitcorsicana.com

Bastrop

“Prelude to a Kiss”

April 5-14

Bastrop Opera House, 711 Spring St.

At Peter and Rita’s wedding, a mysterious old man insists on kissing the bride. While honeymooning, Peter gradually realizes that the woman by his side is not his wife. The wedding kiss caused Rita’s soul and the old man’s to change places. Peter must track down the old man and free his young love’s spirit trapped in an aging and diseased body before it’s too late.

bastropoperahouse.org

South Padre Island

Fools’ Run 5K/10K

April 5-6

Margaritaville, 310 Padre Blvd.

Celebrate April Fools’ Day with a 5K/10K run. The course starts on the beach in front of Margaritaville Beach Resort, continuing on in the north direction. Participants in the 5K and 10K have the option to walk and/or run throughout the course and turn around at the halfway point to complete the course. The course ends in front of Margaritaville Beach Resort.

sopadre.com/events

Lubbock

First Friday Art Trail

April 5

Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts, 511 Avenue K

First Friday Art Trail is a free, self-guided public art happening bringing the community together for an evening of art, music, food, and fun. A variety of art centers, museums, galleries, and businesses take part in the evening.

ffat.org

Elgin

Music in the Park

April 5-May 31

Downtown , 109 Depot St.

Every Friday evening in April and May, the Friends of Elgin Parks hosts a different band in historic downtown Elgin’s Veterans Memorial Park. Bring your friends and family, beverages, snacks, a blanket or lawn chair, and enjoy music in the park. Elgin Parks and Recreation also provides games for children to play.

elgintexas.gov

Galveston

Steampunk Festival

April 5-7

Galveston Railroad Museum, 2602 Santa Fe Place

Steampunk is a subgenre of science fiction that incorporates retrofuturistic technology and aesthetics inspired by 19th-century industrial steam-powered machinery. The festival celebrates this era and brings family fun, live music, and entertainment—including fire dancing, ax throwing, teapot racing, and a costume contest—to the island.

galvestonsteampunk.com

Palestine

“Sister Act”

April 5-14

The Historic Texas Theatre, 213 E. Crawford St.

Based on the hit film, “Sister Act” is the feel-good musical comedy that tells the story of what happens when disco singer Deloris Van Cartier is placed in protective custody in a convent and her lifestyle comes face-to-face with the traditions of the church.

thetexastheater.com

Paris

Steak Wars

April 5-6

Love Civic Center, 2025 S. Collegiate Drive

At this spicy event with all-you-can-eat steak, attendees enter the steak arena to try the competing dishes from every cookoff team. Enjoy live music, the on-site beer garden, food tastings, and vendors.

parissteakwars.com

Jefferson

Citywide Rummage Sale

April 5-7

Various locations

All around town, homeowners go through their closets and storerooms and bring out treasures to sell, with items that you might not find anywhere else. Many local businesses participate as well.

visitjeffersontexas.com

Mesquite

Solar Rodeo 2024

April 5-8

Various locations

Mesquite is celebrating the solar eclipse on April 8, a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, with a full weekend of festivities and community events including the annual Rodeo Parade, a planetarium experience, family games, art, a farmers market, and live music.

visitmesquitetx.com/events/2023/solarrodeo

Bandera

Ground Zero Music Fest

April 5-9

Mansfield Park, 2886 SH 16 North

Celebrate the total solar eclipse at a five-day, four-night music festival. The family-friendly event features camping and over 20 bands, including national, regional, and local acts in a variety of music genres, from country and Southern rock to Tejano and local picking circles. 

groundzeromusicfest.com

Fredericksburg

Enchanted Rock Star Party

April 5

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area, 18 miles north on Ranch Road 965

Spend an evening stargazing at Enchanted Rock. Telescopes are set up at this come-and-go event along with information on what makes the park unique as a Gold-Tier Certified Dark Sky Park. No registration is needed, but a day pass or overnight camping permit is required to attend this event.

tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/enchanted-rock/park_events

Kerrville

Texas Lions Camp Eclipse Celebration

April 5-7

Kerr County Hill Country Youth Event Center, 3785 SH 27

Join the Texas Lions Camp in celebrating 75 years of their mission with a 2024 eclipse concert weekend.

lionscamp.com

Camerata San Antonio String Quartet in Concert

April 5

First Presbyterian Church, 800 Jefferson St.

The quartet performs “Bold Brilliance,” with string trios by two uncontainable mavericks, Ludwig van Beethoven and Dame Ethel Smyth.

cameratasa.org

“Brigadoon”

April 5-21

Cailloux Theater, 910 Main St.

This timeless romantic classic and family-friendly musical is inspired by the mystery and magic of the Scottish Highlands. Enhance your theater experience by attending the opening-night dinner on April 5. Enjoy a sumptuous meal in the Cailloux Theater Lobby.

caillouxperformingarts.com

Junction

Texclipse Music Festival

April 6-8

Hill Country Fair Association, FM 2169

Celebrate the total solar eclipse over Texas in Junction with three days of cultural programming, music, art installations, and camping.

texclipsemusicfestival.com

Bellville

Texas Select Custom Cutlery Event

April 6-7

Austin County Fair Convention and Expo Center, 1076 SH 159 East

The largest all-custom knife show in Texas sees over 150 bladesmiths and knifemakers. The History Channel’s “Forged in Fire” competitors are there to meet fans and demonstrate their own forging techniques, and you can see live demonstrations, get pictures and autographs, and try your hand at forging. The Bellville Lions Club serves hot food and cold beer.

texasselectevent.com

Hillsboro

Eclipseboro Wine and Art Walk

April 6

Downtown Hillsboro , 54A W. Elm St.

The Eclipseboro Wine and Art Walk includes a number of Texas wineries and local artists featured in businesses around the historic town square. Tickets are available for purchase online starting in February 2024.

facebook.com/profile.php?id=100089085022912

Nacogdoches

Spring Brewfest

April 6

Nacogdoches County Expo Center, 3805 NW Stallings Drive

Held annually as the Nac Brew Club’s home brew beer competition, there are usually 40-60 home-brewed beers, meads, and ciders available for tasting from home brewers all over East Texas and western Louisiana. Attendees must be 21 and up and a member of the Nac Brew Club.

nacbrewclub.org

Lubbock

Lubbock Uncorked

April 6

American Windmill Museum, 1701 Canyon Lake Drive

With a showcase of more than 20 Texas wineries, guests are invited to taste, purchase bottles, ask winemakers questions, and enjoy the live music, local food trucks, restaurants, and beer garden.

lubbockchamber.com/lbkuncorked

Temple

Family Day: Forgotten Figures

April 6

Temple Railroad and Heritage Museum, 315 W. Avenue B

Did you know that a woman invented wireless internet, like Bluetooth and GPS? Join along to explore some of the awesome women in history who did incredible things—from inventors like Hedy Lamarr to scientists like Madam Curie.

templeparks.com

Brackettville

Fort Clark Springs Solar Eclipse Festival

April 6-8

Fort Clark Springs, 23 McClernand Road

This gated community is one of the first places to experience the total solar eclipse in Texas. The secluded location offers plenty of unobstructed views for the 4-plus minutes of totality. Fort Clark Springs is the third largest spring-fed pool in Texas, and festivities include food vendors, a Saturday night street dance, astronomy talk, “Little Shop of Horrors” movie showing, a float party in the pool during the eclipse, and a DJ party afterwards.

fortclark.com

Buda

Buda’s Birthday Celebration

April 6

Buda Amphitheater and City Park, 204 San Antonio St.

Buda celebrates its 143rd birthday this month with live music and local food and craft vendors, plus a carnival, parade, market, and other festivities.

budaamphitheater.com

Corpus Christi

Big Bloom Plant Sale

April 6

South Texas Botanical Gardens and Nature Center, 8545 S. Staples St.

Bring your plant wagon and load up on thousands of plants of all kinds. There’s also specialty vendors, butterfly and lady bug releases, food trucks, and Animal Ambassadors presentations.

stxbot.org

Longview

Dalton Days and Wild West Show

April 6

Gregg County Historical Museum, 214 N. Fredonia St.

Join the Gregg County Historical Museum as they go back in time to the 1894 Dalton Gang bank robbery in Longview. There are four reenactments of the infamous robbery plus live music, food vendors, a petting zoo, craft and artisan booths, an antique fire truck and car show, and kids’ game area. Admission is free.

gregghistorical.org/dalton-days-2

South Padre Island

Texas State Surfing Championship

April 6-7

Isla Blanca Park, 33171 State Park Road

See the top surfers in Texas battle the waves for the championship title in this surfing competition.

sopadre.com/events

Galveston

David Parsons Dance Company

April 6

The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St.

The Parsons Dance Company brings exuberance, joy, and passion to the stage. Look forward to enjoying the dancers’ remarkable athleticism and stunning ensemble work as they flawlessly fuse gestures and movements that comprise modern dance with the discipline and precision of a classical dance company.

thegrand.com

Garland

Big Art Day

April 6

Downtown Garland Square, 520 W. State St.

The creative community in Garland unites with the Texas Art Education Association’s state initiative to raise awareness of art education. Garland’s free art education event in downtown Garland features visual and performing artists, the Art Market, make-and-take art, and exhibits at Granville Arts Center.

visitgarlandtx.com

Port Arthur

Cajun Heritage Festival

April 6

Robert A. “Bob” Bowers Civic Center, 3401 Cultural Center Drive

Port Arthur is the official Cajun Capital of Texas. Enjoy live Cajun music, spicy food, vendors, and dancing the night away.

visitportarthurtx.com

Jefferson

Spring History, Haunts, and Legends

April 6

Jefferson Convention and Tourism Center, 305 E. Austin St.

This fun spring event is for the history buff, avid ghost hunter, and anyone with an interest in the unexplained and things that go bump in the night. There are special guest speakers, authors, vendors, book signings, night-time investigations, and an all-day conference.

visitjeffersontexas.com

Waxahachie

Scarborough Renaissance Festival

April 6-May 26

Scarborough Renaissance Festival, 2511 FM 66

Every weekend in April and May, the Scarborough Renaissance Festival invites visitors to step back in time to the days of King Henry VIII. Enjoy live performances including the “Birds of Prey” show, medieval music, aerial acrobatics, country and court dances, and a sword swallower. Feast on giant roasted turkey legs, Scottish eggs, shepherd’s pie, and other medieval fare. Then step into the artisan marketplace where you can find everything from face painting for kids to shopping for headdresses and masks.

srfestival.com

Solar Eclipse 2024

April 6-8

Railyard Park , 455 S. College St.

This three-day weekend centering around the rare solar eclipse taking place April 8 is filled with science, live music, activities for the family, and food trucks.

waxahachieeclipse.com

Lake Jackson

Alden B. Dow Office Museum Tour

April 6, 13, 20, 27

Alden B. Dow Office Museum, 101 S. Parking Place

Take a self-guided tour to see the restored midcentury architectural beauty of Alden B. Dow’s 1943 downtown office. Learn all about the city’s beginnings and the indelible mark that Dow left as the principal architect of Lake Jackson. The museum is open every Saturday.

ljhistory.org

Abner Jackson Plantation Site Tour

March 5, April 6, May 4

Abner Jackson Plantation Site, Farm-to-Market Road 2004 near State Highway 332

Visit the historic archeological site formerly owned by Maj. Abner Jackson, the namesake of the city of Lake Jackson. Once a prosperous sugar plantation, the site was destroyed by the same hurricane that devastated Galveston in 1900. Discover the sugar-making process of the 1840s and how convict labor replaced slave labor during the 1870s.

ljhistory.org

Nature Day and Public Youth Fishing

April 6

Sea Center Texas, 302 Medical Drive

Join Sea Center Texas in catch-and-release fishing (no registration required and bring your own bait and equipment). The event is for kids 17 and under.

tpwd.texas.gov/fishing/sea-center-texas

Quintana

Spring Fling

April 6-May 5

Quintana Bird Sanctuary, 814 N. Lamar St.

Spring is peak migration time, so the Gulf Coast Bird Observatory hosts Spring Fling at the Quintana Neotropic Bird Sanctuary. For four weeks, volunteers or staff members are there each day to help identify migrating species as well as the resident birds and keep a daily list going.

gcbo.org

Mesquite

Mesquite Symphony Orchestra in Concert

April 6

Mesquite Arts Center, 1527 N. Galloway Ave.

Mesquite Symphony Orchestra presents “Fantasy Unleashed,” a night of music featuring songs from “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets,” “Game of Thrones,” video games like the Legend of Zelda and Fortnite, and Katahj Copley’s composition “Equinox.”

mesquiteartscenter.org

Rodeo Parade

April 6

Downtown , Beltline and Newson Steets to Galloway Avenue at New Market

The city of Mesquite is the official Rodeo Capital of Texas and hosts its 66th annual Rodeo Parade, a traditional celebration of Western heritage. As the parade winds through the streets of Mesquite, participants and spectators alike are treated to a display of community spirit. Whether you’re a local resident or a visitor to the area, the Rodeo Parade is a must-see event.

cityofmesquite.com/279/rodeo-parade

Boerne

Total Eclipse Experience

April 6-9

Cave Without a Name Throne Room, 325 Kreutzberg Road

View the total solar eclipse on the grounds of Cave Without a Name. The three-day family-friendly event includes camping, hiking the trails, and live music performances. The Rahim Quazi Duo presents “Sounds of the Sun.” Surrounded by nature’s natural acoustics and sublime beauty, the performance features a simulation of light to darkness and darkness to full light.

cavewithoutaname.com/event-calendar

Spring Antique Tractor Pull

April 6

The Agricultural Museum and Arts Center, 102 City Park Road

The Boerne AgriCultural Museum and Arts Center hosts its annual antique tractor pull event. Come out and watch antique tractors from around Texas as they compete to pull the heaviest weight the furthest distance.

theagricultural.org

Bandera

Bandera Cattle Company Gunfighters

Apr. 6, 13, 20, 27

Rattlesnake Ridge, 126 SH 16S

On Saturdays, see the Bandera Cattle Company Gunfighters reenact 1800s gunfights twice a day at Rattlesnake Ridge located behind the Bandera Visitors Center.

facebook.com/banderagunfighters

Cowboys on Main

Apr. 6, 13, 20, 27

Enjoy free cowboy fun in downtown Bandera. Activities can include chuckwagon storytelling, hopping on a saddle-broke longhorn, or taking a horse-drawn wagon tour of Bandera.

banderabusiness.com

Fredericksburg

Die Kunstler von Fredericksburg Spring Fling Art Show

April 6

Marktplatz, 100 W. Main St.

Die Künstler von Fredericksburg (the artists of Fredericksburg), or DK for short, is an all-volunteer member artist group founded in 1993, its name honoring the city’s German heritage. More than 300 framed paintings along with many more unframed artworks are on display at this annual exhibition and sale of original fine art by member artists.

dkfredericksburg.org

Comanche

Sippin’ In the Sunshine

April 6

Historic Comanche Square, 101 W. Central Ave.

Kick off the spring season at the Sippin’ in the Sunshine Festival, taking place on Comanche Square. Expect to find a mix of different wineries and breweries paired with bites curated by Comanche and surrounding-area chefs. The event also features live music and vendors.

comanchechamber.org

Kerrville

Star Party at The Ridge Marketplace

April 7

The Ridge Marketplace, 13439 RR 783 South

Led by astronomer Chap Percival, see Jupiter, a selection of stars, nebulas, and clusters through a large telescope. Identify constellations and possibly satellites, depending on what comes overhead. Bring your chairs and blankets.

shopsattheridge.com

Austin

Capitol 10K

April 7

Downtown Austin, 305 S. Congress Ave.

Established in 1978, the Statesman Capitol 10K has grown to become the largest 10K in Texas and sixth largest in the country. Each year, Austin’s iconic race teems with talent and personality.

cap10k.com

CMT Music Awards

April 7

Moody Center, 2001 Robert Dedman Drive

Country music’s biggest stars converge on Austin for the 58th annual CMT Music Awards. The show has included all of country music’s favorite stars, including Carrie Underwood, Jelly Roll, Lainey Wilson, and Kane Brown.

cmt.com/cmt-music-awards

Utopia

Utopiafest Down in the Oaks

April 7-8

Four Sisters Ranch, 1555 Lemond Road

What began as a gathering of music lovers on a ranch has evolved into a weekend of camping and live music featuring 35-plus bands. Festivalgoers enjoy a curated culinary experience, a wine grove, a Texas craft beer garden, workshops, art installations, and a kid zone.

utopiafest.com

Blanco

Marcia Ball in Concert

April 7

Yett Memorial Park, 1813 US 281

In celebration of the total solar eclipse, Marcia Ball and her band entertain Blanco’s visitors with a special concert at Yett Memorial Park. All ages are welcome. Concessions are available. No outside food or drink is allowed.

blancochamber.com/yett-memorial-park

Paris

903 Sun Sets: Kevin Fowler in Concert

April 7

Love Civic Center, 2025 South Collegiate Drive

Enjoy this free concert featuring Kevin Fowler the evening before the total solar eclipse on April 8. This event offers food trucks, vendors, an on-site beer garden, and a family-oriented environment.

903sunsets.com

Bandera

Morning Ride with Cowboy Breakfast

April 7, 14, 21, 28

Major Hope Corral, 749 Old Medina Highway

Join Bandera Historical Rides for a Sunday morning cowboy breakfast and horseback ride at Major Hope Corral, a horse rescue center outside of Bandera.

banderahistoricalrides.com

Kerrville

Pink Floyd Laser Spectacular

April 7

Cailloux Theater, 910 Main St.

Paramount’s Laser Spectacular is the smash hit multimedia laser and light show featuring the music of Pink Floyd as you’ve never seen it before. The Laser Spectacular is a night of great music, fantastic visuals, and audience participation.

caillouxperformingarts.com

Tyler

Solar Eclipse on the Square

April 8

Downtown, 110 N. College Ave.

Head to beautiful downtown Tyler for a once-in-a-lifetime experience at the Downtown Tyler Total Eclipse Viewing Event. Festivities include live music, tasty food, and fun eclipse-themed activities.

visittyler.com/solar-eclipse

Kerrville

Eclipse 2024 at The Ridge Marketplace

April 8

The Ridge Marketplace, 13439 RR 783 South

Guest astronomer Chap Percival is on site during the eclipse to answer all your questions and lead you through the event so you can view it safely. There is live music, food, and drinks as well.

shopsattheridge.com

Kerrville Eclipse Festival—Dark in the Park

April 8

Louise Hays Park, 202 Thompson Drive

This free event includes scientific speakers, live music, children’s programming, and 4 minutes and 25 seconds of totality.

kerrvilletx.gov

Grand Saline

Viewing of Solar Eclipse

April 8

Gazebo Park on Frank Street, Main Street

Grand Saline celebrates being on the total solar eclipse’s path of totality with food, fun, and speakers discussing the effects of the solar eclipse.

grandsalinemainstreet.com/events

Austin

Fusebox Festival

April 8-14

Various locations

Hundreds of local, national, and international artists across all disciplines converge for one of the most unique cultural events in the country. Fusebox is a hybrid arts festival that champions adventurous works of art in theater, dance, film, music, literature, and visual and culinary arts.

fuseboxlive.com

The Colony

Total Solar Eclipse Viewing Event

April 8

Stewart Creek Park, 3700 Sparks Road

The Colony is in a prime location to catch the total solar eclipse. Stewart Creek Park hosts a free, family-friendly watch party where you can experience totality for nearly three minutes. Enjoy themed crafts and activities, giveaways, food trucks, and expert insight at multiple viewing stations.

visitthecolonytx.com/calendar.aspx?EID=3066&month=4&year=2024&day=12&caltype=0

Granbury

Total Eclipse of the Pub

April 8

The Pub McDonough, 529 N. Houston St.

Witness the total solar eclipse at the Pub McDonough with eclipse-themed cocktails, shots, live music, appetizers, and free solar eclipse glasses for the first 100 patrons watching at the pub.

visitgranbury.com/event/total-eclipse-of-the-pub/19184

Paris

Total Solar Eclipse Watch Party

April 8

Love Civic Center, 2025 S. Collegiate Drive

Enjoy 4 minutes and 3 seconds of totality in Paris. The city’s watch party takes place right at the heart of the community and next to the world-famous replica of the Eiffel Tower.

parissolareclipse.com

Mesquite

Historic Eclipse Viewing Party

April 8

Opal Lawrence Historical Park, 711 E. Kearney St.

Opal Lawrence Historical Park is hosting a party to celebrate the once-in-a-lifetime total solar eclipse. Activities and a variety of unique viewing areas are available across the 13-plus acre historic park’s wide open spaces.

cityofmesquite.com

Solar Eclipse in the Park

April 8

Picnic, play games, and watch the total solar eclipse at Paschall Park.

cityofmesquite.com/3807/solar-eclipse-in-the-park

Plano

Eclipse Watch Parties

April 8

Windhaven Meadows Park; Oak Point Park and Nature Preserve, 5400 Windhaven Parkway; 5901 Los Rios Blvd.

Plano is on the path of totality for the total solar eclipse on April 8. Make it a weekend getaway or come for the day; either way, Plano is total-ly the place to watch with two official viewing locations.

visitplano.com/plano-2024-solar-eclipse/

Total Solar Eclipse at the Library

April 8

Haggard Library, 2501 Coit Road

Step in the shadow of wonder and join fellow astronomy fans to experience the awe-inspiring celestial event known as a total solar eclipse. Limited supply of viewing glasses available at all five Plano libraries.

visitplano.com/event/total-solar-eclipse-at-the-library

Amarillo

“Mean Girls”

April 8

Amarillo Civic Center, 401 S. Buchanan St.

“Mean Girls” is the hilarious hit Broadway musical based on the movie by Tina Fey (“30 Rock”) about a new girl in school who falls prey to a trio of lionized frenemies.

amarillociviccenter.com

Bandera

Total Solar Eclipse 2024

April 8

Various locations

Bandera is the place to be during the total solar eclipse with over 4 minutes of totality.

banderacowboycapital.com

Fredericksburg

Eclipse of the Flowers

April 8

Wildseed Farms, 100 Legacy Drive

Wildseed Farms hosts an all-day eclipse viewing party, where admission includes entry to the farm, eclipse viewing glasses, two drink tickets, one meal ticket, and access to the famous field of poppies. Come relax and enjoy the total eclipse and a full day of bands featuring The Ray Colao Band, Dan West, and The Frumpkins. Space is limited to ensure ample space for viewing.

wildseedfarms.com

Ingram

Total Eclipse Festival

April 8

Hill Country Arts Foundation, 120 Point Theatre Road

The total solar eclipse is passing over Stonehenge II and the Hill Country Arts Foundation invites you to this festival, where attendees can expect several food truck options, a beer tent, RV and tent camping, and hygiene stations on the closed campus.

hcaf.com/eclipse-2024

Houston

Quatuor Ébène in Concert

April 9

Stude Concert Hall, Brockman Music and Performing Arts Center, Rice University, 6100 Main St.

With their charismatic playing, their fresh approach to tradition, and their open engagement with new forms, this French ensemble has been successful in reaching a wide audience of young listeners. The program includes pieces from Mozart, Schnittke, and Grieg.

chambermusichouston.org/concerts/2024-04-09-quatuor-ebene

Kerrville

Art Exhibits

April 9-May 11

Kerr Arts and Cultural Center, 228 Earl Garrett St.

The Kerr Art and Cultural Center presents three separate art exhibits with artwork by Carlos Mosely and Gerald Tobola, Schreiner Senior graphic arts projects, and the Guadalupe Watercolor Group. An artists reception takes place April 20.

kacckerrville.com

Austin

Moontower Just For Laughs Comedy Festival

April 10-21

Paramount Theatre, 713 Congress Ave.

Moontower Just For Laughs Comedy Festival is delivering huge stars, fan favorites, comics to watch, and beloved local talent. The festival spans a two-week period and features more than 20 headliners and dozens more comics.

austintheatre.org/moontower-comedy

Corsicana

“Ann: The Ann Richards Story”

April 11

The Palace Theatre, 112 W. Sixth Ave.

“Ann” is an intimate, no-holds-barred portrait of Ann Richards, the legendary late Governor of Texas. This inspiring and hilarious play brings us face to face with a complex, colorful, and captivating character bigger than the state from which she hailed. Written and originally performed by Emmy Award-winner Holland Taylor, “Ann” takes a revealing look at the impassioned woman who enriched the lives of her followers, friends, and family.

corsicanapalace.com/live-performances

Elgin

Sip, Shop, and Stroll

April 11

Downtown , 104 Depot St.

Sip a little wine and shop as you take an evening 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

Amarillo

“Sense and Sensibility”

April 11-21

Amarillo Theatre Adventure Space, 2752 Civic Circle

Amarillo Little Theatre presents this playful new adaptation of Jane Austen’s beloved novel that follows the fortunes (and misfortunes) of the Dashwood sisters, who must learn to mix sense with sensibility to find happiness in a society where love is ruled by money.

amarillolittletheatre.org

Houston

Art Car Parade and Festival

April 11-14

Various locations

The Orange Show Center for Visionary Art hosts the annual Art Car Parade and Festival, which showcases personal artistic creativity and provides a forum for a unique type of expression. Festivities include the annual ball, a sneak peek of 100-plus art cars at Discovery Green, the 37th annual Art Car Parade, and an awards ceremony.

thehoustonartcarparade.com

Gonzales

Cattle Country Music Festival

April 12-14

The Boot Ranch, 10 CR 348

The Cattle Country Music Festival is herding all the top-notch country stars to Gonzales. Country favorites Eric Church, Whiskey Myers, Koe Wetzel, Tanya Tucker, Tracy Lawrence, and many more grace the stage. Foodies have a great time as well with an exclusive lounge offering wine tastings, craft beer, unique cocktails, and an assortment of gourmet eats from Texas chefs.

cattlecountryfesttx.com

Austin

MotoGP Red Bull Grand Prix

April 12-14

Circuit of The Americas, 9201 Circuit of the Americas Blvd.

The fastest show on two wheels revs up Austin for three days of bar-banging motorcycle racing action with the greatest riders in the world. The only North American stop of the world’s premier motorcycle racing series, the MotoGP Red Bull Grand Prix comes to Austin this April.

circuitoftheamericas.com/event/motogp

The Woodlands

The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival

April 12-14

Town Green Park, The Woodlands Waterway, 2099 Lake Robbins Drive

Celebrating 19 years, this jewel of the Texas Fine Arts tour has been voted as the best event in The Woodlands. The longstanding springtime tradition for families and locals is set along the scenic banks of The Woodlands Waterway and in Town Green Park. Guests can enjoy an outdoor gallery with authors, music, food, and kids’ activities and shop for art created by fine artists from all over the world. Jury-selected artists display original artwork across various mediums at the festival.

thewoodlandsartscouncil.org/p/festival

South Padre Island

Texas Beach Ultimate Festival

April 12-14

Holiday Inn Resort, 100 Padre Blvd.

Ultimate is an exciting, non-contact team sport played by thousands the world over. It mixes the best features of sports such as soccer, basketball, American football, and netball into a simple yet fascinating game.

sopadre.com/events

Uvalde

Honey Festival

April 12-13

Downtown Plaza, South and North Getty streets

As the Honey Capital of the World, Uvalde promotes bee conservation and celebrates its honey history with Breakfast with the Bees, the 5K Honey Fun Run, the Bee in Your Bonnet competition, vendors, food trucks, the Uvalde Honey Queen and Princess pageants, a cornhole tournament, shopping, and live music. The Festival begins on 4-Square Friday when businesses stay open late and continues to Saturday.

facebook.com/uvaldehoneyfestival

Mckinney

Arts in Bloom Art and Wine Festival

April 12-14

Downtown McKinney, 111 N. Tennessee St.

The streets of downtown McKinney come alive with the sights and sounds of fine artists, performance artists, musicians, Texas wineries, and food vendors.

mckinneytexas.org/687/arts-in-bloom

Wimberley

Wimberley Home Tour

April 12-13

Wimberley Community Center , 14068 RR 12

Meander through some of the most beautiful and architecturally interesting homes in the Hill Country.

wimberleyccc.org/home-tour

Victoria

Guided Trolley Tour of Historic Victoria

April 12

Downtown Victoria, 101 N. Bridge St.

Part of Victoria’s 200th birthday celebration, this guided trolley tour begins with an interior look at the 1892 Victoria County Courthouse, travels the oak-lined streets of Old Victoria to view the unique architectural homes and structures, and ends with a prix fixe lunch at the historic PumpHouse Riverside Restaurant and Bar.

explorevictoriatexas.com/p/victoriatx200

History Symposium on De León Legacy

April 12

University of Houston Victoria, 3007 N. Ben Wilson St.

A part of Victoria’s 200-year celebration, this educational event features fascinating speakers touching on the legacy of Martín De León, who founded Victoria and helped settle the area.

explorevictoriatexas.com/events/bicentennial

Jefferson

Outlaw Nationals Car Show

April 12-13

Various locations, Downtown

If it runs, bring it to the Outlaw Nationals Car Show, Jefferson’s most popular and longest-running car show. The event includes an antique rod show, open car show, and a variety of entertainment (karaoke, a live auction, and live music) for all attendees.

outlawnationals.com

Amarillo

“A Midsummer Night’s Dream” Ballet

April 12, 13

Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Buchanan St

Watch Shakespeare’s magical story featuring feuding fairies, mixed-up lovers, and a mischievous fairy named Puck come to life at Lone Star Ballet’s production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.”

amarillociviccenter.com

Fredericksburg

Texas Fandango

April 12-14

Gillespie County Fairgrounds, 530 Fair Drive

Known as the “best little vintage bike event in Texas,” the Texas Fandango is a vintage swap meet and motorcycle bike show with vintage races all rolled into one fun-packed weekend.

thetexasfandango.com

Kerrville

Texas Woodcarver’s Guild Spring Roundup

April 14

Kerr County Hill Country Youth Event Center, 3785 SH 27

Come see the Texas State Woodcarving Competition, plus a show and sale. There are one- and two-day carving and non-carving seminars, plus a whittling contest.

texaswoodcarversguild.com

Poteet

Strawberry Festival

April 12-14

Strawberry Festival grounds, 9199 SH 16 North

Held annually in April for more than 70 years, the festival has continuous entertainment featuring concerts with nationally known Western and Tejano music stars, regional bands, gunslingers, a carnival, various contests, and rodeo performances. There is something for the whole family. Located in the heart of the Artesian Belt, Poteet is recognized as the “Strawberry Capital of Texas.”

strawberryfestival.com

Irving

Michael Cavanaugh in Concert

April 13

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

Actor and musician Michael Cavanaugh brings you the award-winning music from Broadway’s “Movin’ Out.” Relive Billy Joel’s greatest hits from the ‘70s and ‘80s, which are timeless reflections of the past.

irvingsymphony.org

Seymour

Tom Lea Trail and Heritage Tradeshow

April 13

Seymour Post Office, 210 N. Washington St.

Immerse yourself in the world of artist Tom Lea. Feel inspired by the bustling streets of historic towns and see the landscapes he painted. The Heritage Tradeshow presents artistry such as blacksmithing, woodworking, and weaving. Engage with artisans and see the magic that goes into creating timeless pieces. Janice Thornhill, director of the Baylor County Museum, tells the story of before the Red River Revolt, which is represented in Lea’s mural “Comanches,” painted for the Seymour Post Office in 1941.

eventbrite.com/e/tom-lea-trail-heritage-tradeshow-tickets-693289386217

Chappell Hill

Official Bluebonnet Festival of Texas

April 13-14

Downtown Chappell Hill

Chappell Hill is the Bluebonnet Capital of Texas, and this festival honors that bluebonnet heritage with more than 400 vendors, food, live music, and family-friendly fun.

chappellhillhistoricalsociety.com

Nacogdoches

Wine Swirl

April 13

Downtown Nacogdoches, 200 E. Main St.

Sip wine from wineries across Texas along the beautiful brick streets of Nacogdoches.

visitnacogdoches.org

Newcastle

Crawfish and Cannons

April 13

Historic Fort Belknap, 114 Fort Circle

Historic Fort Belknap hosts its seventh annual Crawfish and Cannons event featuring a crawfish boil, a live cannon fire, children’s activities, vendors, armadillo races, and live music. The Goodnight Loving 5K, 10K, and half marathon takes place in the morning.

crawfishandcannons.com

Goodnight-Loving 5K, 10K, and Half Marathon Run

April 13

Historic Fort Belknap, 114 Fort Circle

The Goodnight-Loving 5K, 10K, and Half Marathon is an out-and-back run from the entrance gate of Fort Belknap, the historic birthplace of the Goodnight-Loving Cattle Trail.

goodnightlovingrun.com

Bonham

Steaks on Main

April 13

Downtown Bonham Square, 101 E. Sam Rayburn Drive

The second annual Steaks on Main celebrates the agricultural industry in Fannin County and surrounding areas through friendly competition and entertainment. A ribeye cookoff is followed by a ticketed ribeye dinner prepared by all team entrants. Live music follows.

Lubbock

Lauren Daigle in Concert

April 13

United Supermarkets Arena, 1701 Indiana Ave.

Two-time Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Lauren Daigle is bringing her Kaleidoscope tour to Lubbock for a night of Christian music. Hear Daigle’s hits like “You Say” and “Thank God I Do.” A performance from special guest Victory Boyd also takes place.

depts.ttu.edu/unitedsupermarketsarena/events/special/lauren_daigle_2024.php

Corsicana

Gordan Mote in Concert

April 13

The Palace Theatre, 112 W. Sixth Ave.

Blind from birth, with 15 solo recordings, 21 Academy of Country Music Award nominations, two Grammy nominations, a Gospel Music Association Dove Award, and 30 years of touring, Gordon Mote has far surpassed any expectations he ever imagined while growing up in rural Alabama. His progressive keyboard artistry and smooth, rich vocal ability have made him a favorite among peers and music fans worldwide.

corsicanapalace.com/live-performances

Hillsboro

Hill County Master Gardeners Plant Sale

April 13

Hill County Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall, 205 Stadium Drive

Choose from a large variety of Central Texas perennial flowers.

facebook.com/hillcountymastergardeners

Port Isabel

Causeway Run and Fitness Walk

April 13

Port Isabel Community Center, 213 Yturria St.

Follow a 10K course and choose to run or walk. The run starts at the Port Isabel Community Center and ends on South Padre Island at Louie’s Backyard. Lunch and an awards ceremony follow the race.

sopadre.com/events

Eastland

Rip’s Wine, Jazz, and Art Festival with Rip’s Ribs Cookoff

April 13

Downtown Eastland , 100 W. Main St.

Back by popular demand, the annual Rip’s Wine, Jazz, and Art Festival includes tastings from area wineries, plus jazz tunes by the Eastland High School Band and other college jazz bands from across Texas. In conjunction with this event is Rip’s Ribs Cookoff, where contestants show off their skills cooking ribs. There are also food and craft vendors.

eastlandchamber.com/rips-ribs-cookoff

Paris

Wine Fest

April 13

Downtown

Grab a ticket and a glass to enjoy sipping wine from every participating shop while tasting appetizers from local vendors.

pariswinefest.com

Rockport

Austin Street Art Walk

April 13, May 11

Downtown Mesquite , South Austin Street

Every second Saturday of the month from April through December, over 25 businesses and restauraunts participate in this art walk along Austin Street. The experience showcases an ever-changing mix of participants and art mediums such as painting, pottery, jewelry, photography, and textiles, as well as live music, artist demonstrations, and food.

facebook.com/austinstreetartwalk

Mesquite

Mesquite Community Band

April 13

Mesquite Arts Center, 1527 N. Galloway Ave.

The Mesquite Community Band performs its annual spring concert.

mesquiteartscenter.org

Amarillo

Diego Caetano and Carpe Diem String Quartet in Concert

April 13

Amtech Career Academy, 3601 Plains Blvd.

Chamber Music Amarillo presents its finale of the season, a concert featuring pianist Diego Caetano and the Carpe Diem String Quartet and music by Fujiwara and Schumann.

visitamarillo.com

Bryan

Street and Art Fair

April 13

Downtown , 110 S. Main St.

Downtown Bryan Street and Art Fair invites artists from around the globe as well as local museums and Texas A&M University groups to put their work on display for locals and visitors alike to see. The event also offers live music, family-friendly activities, hands-on art demonstrations, shopping, and educational opportunities.

destinationbryan.com/art-fair

Bandera

5K Bunny Run/Walk

April 13

Village of Hope Events Center, 1116 12th St.

Arthur Nagel Community Clinic hosts the Bunny Run/Walk, a 5K race along Main Street. Medals are awarded in seven categories, and T-shirts and goodie bags are handed out to all participants. Kids 10 and under get to participate for free. Dogs on leashes and bunny ears and costumes are also welcome.

banderacowboycapital.com/events/2024/bandera-bunny-runwalk

Kerrville

Blooms and Barrels Plant Sale

April 13

Kerr County Hill Country Youth Event Center, 3785 SH 27

Hill Country Texas Master Gardeners host this annual plant sale. Shop for native and adapted ornamental plants, herbs, vegetables, 55-gallon rain barrels, and items at “The Garden Shed” resale shop.

hillcountrymastergardeners.org

Temple

Texas State Button Society Spring Button Show and Sale

April 13-14

Hilton Garden Inn, 1749 Scott Blvd.

Buttons, buttons, buttons—who has buttons? The Texas State Button Society holds its annual spring show, themed “Springtime in Paris.” The public is invited to come and learn a new hobby. Find vendor tables full of buttons from knowledgeable button collectors. Better yet, show us your grandmother’s button tin. Big D Button Club hosts this year’s event.

texasstatebuttonsociety.com

Mckinney

Second Saturday Bird Walks

April 13

Heard Natural Science Museum and Wildlife Sanctuary, 1 Nature Place

Second Saturday Bird Walks in the Heard Wildlife Sanctuary are offered by volunteers from the Prairie and Timbers Audubon Society. These bird walks are intended to help beginning and intermediate birders with bird spotting and identification techniques. There are also plenty of opportunities provided for participants to ask questions from experienced birders. Prairie, woodland, and wetland habitats are included in these walks.

heardmuseum.org

Mesquite

American Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Club Show

April 15-19

Mesquite Convention Center, 1700 Rodeo Drive

The American Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Club hosts its 30th anniversary national specialty show in Mesquite. Along with the dog show, the event provides educational seminars, health check-ups, fundraising dinners, agility and obedience competitions, and other activities for lovers of the spaniel breed.

ackcsc.org/2023national

Longview

“Conquering the Skies: The Evolution of Flight”

April 16-Aug. 25

Gregg County Historical Museum, 214 N. Fredonia St.

Join the Gregg County Historical Museum as they celebrate the evolution of flight with an innovative and hands-on exhibit featuring all things flight from the Wright Brothers to WWII planes to unmanned drones.

gregghistorical.org/traveling-exhibits

Tyler

Voctave in Concert

April 18

UT Tyler Cowan Center, 3240 Old Glory Pkwy., FAC 1120

An 11-member vocal ensemble, Voctave brings incredible harmonies to favorites from the Disney screen to the Broadway stage. This a cappella sensation has had over 150 million social media views of their videos and has appeared on countless recordings. Their popular show “The Corner of Broadway and Main Street” spawned a chart-topping album and is an unforgettable evening of music for the whole family.

cowancenter.org

San Antonio

Fiesta San Antonio

April 18-28

Various locations

Fiesta San Antonio started in 1891 as a one-parade event to honor the memory of the heroes of the Alamo and the Battle of San Jacinto. That historic commemoration still takes place, but for more than a century the event has grown into a celebration of San Antonio’s rich and diverse cultures. Today, Fiesta is one of this nation’s premier festivals, with more than 100 local nonprofit organizations orchestrating festivities and raising funds that support the community throughout the year. There’s something for everyone at Fiesta: street fairs, parades, carnivals, charity runs, music, arts, culture, and pageants.

fiestasanantonio.org

Fort Worth

Main Street Fort Worth Arts Festival

April 18-21

Downtown Fort Worth, 777 Taylor St.

Ranked the No.3 fine arts event in the country, the always-free Main Street Fort Worth Arts Festival caters to the whole family, showcasing 215 jury-selected visual artists, live music on two stages, local cuisine, the family-friendly TCC Makers Zone, craft beer, and wine tastings across 18 square blocks throughout downtown.

mainstreetartsfest.org

Port Aransas

Texas SandFest

April 18-21

Port Aransas Beach, Between Mile Markers 9 and 13

Texas SandFest is the largest native-sand sculpture competition in the country. What began as a small competition in 1997 has grown into an internationally recognized three-day event that draws renowned sand sculptors and tens of thousands of visitors from around the world each year. Attendees enjoy amazing sand sculptures, food, live music, kids’ activities, arts and crafts, apparel, jewelry, furniture, and souvenirs.

texassandfest.org

Galveston

FeatherFest and Nature Photo Festival

April 18-21

Various locations

As one of the nation’s top locations for birding, Galveston Island hosts the 22nd annual FeatherFest birding and nature photography festival. FeatherFest is one of the largest birding festivals in Texas, and the only one with a dedicated nature photography track.

galvestonfeatherfest.com

The Woodlands

The Chevron Championship

April 18-21

The Club at Carlton Woods, 1 Carlton Woods Creekside Drive

The Chevron Championship in The Woodlands welcomes the very best of the LPGA Tour as the pro golfers play the first major of the year. Held on the Jack Nicklaus Signature Course at The Club at Carlton Woods, the Chevron Championship promises to be an unparalleled event.

visitthewoodlands.com

Grand Prairie

Live Thoroughbred Racing

April 18-July 14

Lone Star Park, 1000 Lone Star Parkway

Live racing in Grand Prairie is back for another thoroughbred season. Don’t miss the excitement of horses racing past you at Lone Star Park, a facility that 700,000 horse-racing fans visit annually.

lonestarpark.com

Boerne

Spring Diva Night

April 18

Hill Country Mile, Main Street

Spring Diva Night offers later shopping hours, cocktails, delicious bites, music, and fun. It’s the perfect night out with friends and is great for some mother-daughter quality time, too. Come out and support local businesses with a night of shopping and fun.

Houston

Studio Menil Presents

April 18

Richmond Hall, 1500 Richmond Ave.

Held at Richmond Hall, Studio Menil Presents is the Menil Collection’s creatively themed, annual spring party which includes colorful cocktails, amusing hors d’oeuvres, and an artfully presented seated dinner, all accompanied by live music. Proceeds from the event directly support the Menil’s operations.

menil.org

Carthage

Piney Woods Quilt Festival

April 19-20

Carthage Civic Center, 1701 S. Adams St. and Loop 149

See over 150 quilts at this juried show that includes prizes for most categories as well as free hourly demonstrations, vendors of all kinds, door prizes, and a country store. There is also a featured-artist section. At the end of the day on Saturday, awards are presented along with the drawing for the donation quilt.

Andrews

Wild, Wild West Fest

April 19-21

ACE Arena, 1441 SH 176 East

Relive the days of the Wild West with gunslingers, a gun and knife show, garden tractor pulls, a car show, antique tractors, and a petting zoo. Live music from Texas Rain, Radio La Chusma, the Bellamy Brothers, A.J. Castillo, and Bidi, Bidi Banda fills the air, and a monster truck show provides entertainment. There’s also the Heart of America Carnival, over 100 vendors, the Texas ShootOut Cookoff, and an area for kids to learn how to become a real cowboy.

wildwildwestfest.com

Austin

Reggae Fest

April 19-21

Auditorium Shores, 900 W. Riverside Drive

A fundraiser for the Capital Area Food Bank, Reggae Fest features three days of reggae, world and dub talent, and more than 50 vendors selling food and arts and crafts.

austinreggaefest.com

Sweetwater

Sweetwater Jaycees Roosters Motorcycle Rally Cookoff and Swap Meet

April 19-21

Lake Sweetwater, County Road 264

The 23rd annual rally and cookoff includes a bike show, bike games, raffles, vendors, a swap meet, poker run, and a cookoff for brisket, pork ribs, beans, chicken, and chili.

rattlesnakeroundup.net/spring-rally.html

Grandview

Antique Alley Texas 25th Anniversary Celebration

April 19-21

Antique Alley Texas, 300 E. Criner St.

Since 1999, the Antique Alley Texas festival has occurred on the third weekends of April and September. Rain or shine, the event spans eight communities (Grandview, Cleburne, Maypearl, Alvarado, Venus, Keene, Joshua, and Waxahachie). Vendors set up in pastures along Farm-to-Market Road 4 between Grandview and Cleburne. Expect food trucks, arts, crafts, antiques, garden items, clothing, home décor, and junker’s delights, including some musical entertainment.

facebook.com/antiquealleytexas

Llano

Crawfish Open

April 19-20

Robinson Park , 123 Robinson Park Drive

It’s crawfish season and the Llano Crawfish Open celebrates with great food, arts and crafts, the Crawfish Crawler 5K Walk and Run, a golf tournament, live music, and a motorcycle fun run. More than 22,500 pounds of crawfish are served, so come hungry.

llanocrawfishopen.com

Alpine

Gem and Mineral Show

April 19-21

Alpine Civic Center, 801 W. Holland Ave.

Check out an array of special gems and minerals and see some demonstrations. There are door prizes, and admission is free.

facebook.com/p/chihuahuan-desert-gem-mineral-club-100064703045076

Spirits of the West Wine and Beef Fest

April 19-20

Texas winemakers, spirit distillers, and brewmasters come together with beef producers and chefs from across Texas at this open-air festival with lots of live music on the grounds of the Brewster County Courthouse.

spiritsfestwtx.com

Neches

1836 Chuckwagon Races

April 19-21

Diamond B Ranch, 11589 FM 321

The 1836 Chuckwagon Races take place during the celebration of Texas’ independence every year at the Diamond B Ranch in Neches. There are multiple divisions of wagon races as well as trail rides, Dutch oven cooking classes, herd dog demonstrations, hoof care clinics, a horse auction, barn dances, karaoke, and live music. The gates are open for camping the Monday prior to the races on a first-come, first-served basis.

the1836.com

Lake Jackson

“The Mountaintop”

April 19-21, 26-28

Center for the Arts and Sciences, 400 College Blvd.

By American playwright Katori Hall, this fictional depiction of Martin Luther King Jr.’s last night on earth is set entirely in Room 306 of the Lorraine Motel on the eve of his assassination in 1968.

brazosportcenter.org

Amarillo

Amarillo Symphony and Harrington String Quartet in Concert

April 19-20

Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts, 500 S. Buchanan St.

The 100th-anniversary season finale includes Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony featuring Amarillo Master Chorale with special guest solo vocalists, plus new music written for the Harrington String Quartet by Grammy Award-winning composer Christopher Theofanidis.

amarillociviccenter.com

Bryan

Pink Moon Dinner At Ronin Farm

April 19-20

Ronin Farm and Restaurant, 363 Creekside Drive

Feast on a nine-course tasting menu based on seasonal ingredients from the gardens of Ronin Farm and other local farms. After the gates open, guests get a tour of the followed by dinner, with the first portion of the meal served in the forest space located next to the barn that’s been converted into a commercial kitchen.

destinationbryan.com

Bandera

Frontier Times Texas Heroes Hall of Honor Induction Ceremony

April 19

Frontier Times Museum, 510 13th St.

In keeping with the pioneering spirit of the museum’s founder, J. Marvin Hunter Sr., the Frontier Times Museum established the Texas Heroes Hall of Honor to recognize the contributions of people who, through their leadership, creativity, example, and hard work, keep the pioneer spirit alive and help keep Texas Texan. Please join the museum in honoring the 2024 inductees.

frontiertimesmuseum.org

San Angelo

National Ceramic Competition

April 19-June 23

San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, 1 Love St.

The San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts hosts a juried ceramic competition every two years. The 25th competition is open to all artists who are residents of the United States, Canada, and Mexico. All work completed within the last two years, both functional and sculptural, is eligible. The exhibition opening is held in conjunction with San Angelo Ceramic Week. This event includes gallery exhibitions, demonstrations and workshops at the Concho Clay Studio and Chicken Farm Art Center, and a symposium at Angelo State University.

samfa.org

Fredericksburg

Trade Days

March 15-17, April 19-21, May 17-19

Fredericksburg Trade Days, 355 Sunday Farms Lane

Shop more than 350 vendors in seven barns and acres of antiques, collectibles, tools, crafts, shabby chic, primitives, ranch furniture, hunting accessories, candles, unique clothing, jewelry, food, and other items.

fbgtradedays.com

Orange

Scott Mulvahill Candlelight Concert

April 20

Lutcher Theater, 707 Main Ave.

Scott Mulvahill has left his unique mark on the intersecting worlds of Americana, bluegrass, folk, jazz, rock ‘n’ roll, and roots music. Acclaimed for his work alongside musicians like Ricky Skaggs and Bruce Hornsby, he has racked up a long list of milestones including a tour with multi-Grammy winner Lauren Daigle and a debut at the Grand Ole Opry. Candlelight concerts offer a one-of-a-kind experience, as candles illuminate the stage creating a serene atmosphere.

lutcher.org/candlelight-concerts

Burton

Cotton Gin Festival

April 20

Texas Cotton Gin Museum, 307 N. Main St.

In almost every corner of Texas, cotton has influenced our history. In Burton, the 1914 Burton Farmers Gin is the oldest operating cotton gin in America. Burton preserves that history with the annual Cotton Gin Festival. A parade, music, contests, games, arts and crafts, food and drink, an antique tractor pull and engine show, and a classic car display are part of the day. You can also take a tour of the cotton gin.

texascottonginmuseum.org

Bee Cave

Texas Whiskey Festival

April 20

Star Hill Ranch, 15000 Hamilton Pool Road

The Texas Whiskey Festival is an opportunity to meet the distillers and master blenders who make Texas whiskey. Over 35 whiskey distilleries from across Texas are on site, and entertainment, cigars, vendors, and a live concert finish the night off.

txwhiskeyfest.com

Corpus Christi

ZZ Top and Lynyrd Skynyrd in Concert

April 20

American Bank Center, 1901 N. Shoreline Blvd.

Two titans of American classic rock, ZZ Top and Lynyrd Skynyrd, host their first co-headlining tour: The Sharp Dressed Simple Man Tour. The bands make a stop in Corpus Christi, where you have the chance to hear classics like “Simple Man,” “Free Bird,” “La Grange,” and “Sharp Dressed Man.”

ticketmaster.com/event/3A005F5AD8C0335A

Blanco

Market Day

April 20

Old Blanco Courthouse, 300 Main St.

Shop from over 70 vendors offering homemade crafts, apparel, home décor, plants, baked goods, art, embroidery and crocheted items, and jewelry. Food vendors are on site, and live music fills the air.

historicblanco.org/market-day

Austin

Field Guide Festival

April 20

Fiesta Gardens, 2101 Jesse E. Segovia St.

Field Guide Festival is a food systems festival that brings the farmers to you. Find fresh ingredients, grown and harvested by local farmers, prepared by chefs from around the city. Communities are built around tables, and this festival is an expansion of the farm-to-table movement. Experience a weekend of innovative conversation, connection, and cookouts with those who make the Austin food economy special.

fieldguidefest.com

Lubbock

Ranch Day

April 20

National Ranching Heritage Center, 3121 Fourth St.

Saddle up for a day of activities centered around ranching history, ranch skills, and ranch science. Enjoy the Snake Oil Magic Show, build a log cabin, learn to churn butter, and watch as children have the opportunity to become a ranch hand for the day. Admission is free.

ranchingheritage.org/nrhc-events/ranch-day

Corsicana

7 Bridges in Concert

April 20

The Palace Theatre, 112 W. Sixth Ave.

Eagles tribute band 7 Bridges performs hit Eagles tunes. Corsicana’s own Jason Manning opens the show.

corsicanapalace.com/live-performances

The Colony

Coach Cox Kids Race by the Lake

April 20

Stewart Creek Park , 3700 Sparks Road

Children ages 9 and under compete in a half-mile race, while kids ages 10-12 run the full 1-mile course. All participants receive a ribbon and a goody bag. T-shirts are guaranteed to the first 100 registered participants.

visitthecolonytx.com/calendar.aspx?eid=3509

Sherman

Texoma Earth Day Festival

April 20

Kidd-Key Park, 405 N. Rusk St.

The Texoma Earth Day Festival is a community-wide event where people learn practical ways to reduce their environmental footprint and impact on our planet. Attendance is free and open to the public.

earthdaytexoma.org

Wimberley

Butterfly Festival

April 20

Emily Ann Theater , 1101 FM 2325

The annual butterfly festival celebrates spring with music, kids’ activities, and thousands of butterflies.

emilyann.org/butterfly.html

Victoria

Historic Homes Tour

April 20-21

Downtown Victoria, 205 W. Goodwin Ave.

Victoria Preservation Inc. presents its annual Historic Homes Tour. Explore some of the historic buildings and homes and celebrate Victoria’s unique cultural and architectural heritage.

victoriapreservation.com

Galveston

The Grand Kids Festival

April 20

Postoffice Street between 23rd and 20th streets

Designed to introduce children and families to the arts, the festival offers three blocks of activities, entertainment areas, and vendor booths. Attendees are able to enjoy live performances, storytellers, arts and crafts, face painting, and other festivities themed around the arts.

thegrand.com

Palestine

Wiggy Thump Festival

April 20

Anderson County Youth Livestock Pavilion, 750 US 287

Over the past five years, the Whiskey Myers band has built up the Wiggy Thump Festival as a must-see for all fans of the Southern rockers. The 2024 lineup features Whiskey Myers as the headliners once again, along with Jason Boland and the Stragglers, Brent Cobb, and Joey Greer.

visitpalestine.com

Lake Jackson

Bird Banding

April 20

Gulf Coast Bird Observatory, 299 SH 332 West

Once a month, visitors can watch volunteers collect baseline data on bird populations at the sanctuary. The banding station is an excellent opportunity to see birds up close and to learn about the birds of the Brazosport area.

gcbo.org

Kids Reel Big Fish Event

April 20

Sea Center Texas, 302 Medical Drive

Pack your sunscreen, hat, lawn chair, and fishing gear for a couple of hours of catch-and-release fishing at the marine fish hatchery and visitor education center. This event is available to guests 16 years old and younger accompanied by an adult. Anglers must bring their own gear and bait with barbless hooks. No artificial bait or treble hooks. Volunteers and staff are on hand to assist first-time anglers.

lakejackson-tx.gov

Mesquite

Doggy Derby Day

April 20

Opal Lawrence Historical Park, 711 E. Kearney St.

Bring your pups to the park for a day of fun and frolicking. The day includes vendors, dog-obedience and other training demonstrations, and the opportunity to adopt a pooch.

cityofmesquite.com

Family Fish

April 20

City Lake Park, 200 Parkview St.

Family Fish is a great opportunity to enjoy the outdoors with the people you love. Come with family and friends and arrive early to receive a free fishing rod while supplies last. Participate in the smallest or largest fish tournament for a chance to win a prize.

cityofmesquite.com/3806/family-fish

Amarillo

420 Fest

April 20

Exchange Food Park, 2801 Duniven Circle

Amarillo’s annual 420 fest offers music, food trucks, vendors, and fun for the whole family. See local musicians perform and check out artist installations.

visitamarillo.com

Boerne

Texas Corvette Association Open Car Show

April 20

Hill Country Mile, 100 N. Main St.

Hundreds of colorful Corvettes line the historic Hill Country Mile and Main Plaza, attracting car enthusiasts and guests. Enjoy all that downtown Boerne has to offer while admiring beautiful vehicles.

texas-corvette-association.com

Fredericksburg

Fredericksburg VFD Annual Spring Fish Fry

April 20

Marktplatz, 100 W. Main St.

At this annual fundraiser for the Fredericksburg Volunteer Fire Department features a freshly fried catfish dinner with all the trimmings, raffle, silent auction, and music.

fbgtx.org

Kerrville

Spring Native Plant Sale

April 20

Riverside Nature Center, 150 Francisco Lemos St.

The Spring Native Plant Sale features water-wise perennials and annuals to enhance pollinator and native landscapes.

riversidenaturecenter.org

Austin

The Glenn Miller Orchestra in Concert

April 21

Bass Concert Hall, 2350 Robert Dedman Drive

The world-famous Glenn Miller Orchestra brings timeless classics like “In the Mood,” “Moonlight Serenade,” “Chattanooga Choo Choo,” “Pennsylvania 6-5000,” “String of Pearls,” and “Tuxedo Junction” back to the stage. Even 80 years after founding his famous orchestra, Glenn Miller’s music is alive and well, as Miller was the most successful of all the dance bandleaders back in the swing era of the ‘30s and ‘40s.

texasperformingarts.org/event/glenn-miller-orchestra-2024-bass-concert-hall-austin-texas

Port Aransas

Earth Day Celebration

April 22

Horace Caldwell Pier, 230 On The Beach Road

A huge crowd creates the “Port A for Peace” annual human peace sign to commemorate Earth Day. Hundreds of participants gather every year on the beach for the photo opportunity. The peace sign is marked with flags to indicate where to stand.

visitportaransas.com

San Antonio

Texas Cavaliers River Parade

April 22

San Antonio River, 909 NE Loop 410, Suite 903

The San Antonio River comes alive with music, festivities, and vibrant floats for the 79th annual Texas Cavaliers River Parade. This one-of-a-kind parade started in 1941 after a group of Texas Cavaliers witnessed boats and barges decorated with flowers in the “floating gardens” of Mexico City. Today, the parade attracts more than 250,000 spectators, and all the proceeds go to local children’s charities.

texascavaliers.org

Boerne

The Ukulele Orchestra in Concert

April 22

Boerne Champion Auditorium, 201 Charger Blvd.

Boerne Performing Arts presents The Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain. Ranging between sincerity and insanity, punk rock sensibilities and restrained British humor, the group’s nearly four-decade career has taken them around the globe, garnering hordes of fans and imitators along the way.

boerneperformingarts.com

Corsicana

“Alice In Wonderland”

April 23-28

Warehouse Living Arts Center Theatre and Gallery, 119 W. Sixth Ave.

Lewis Carroll’s young heroine, Alice, takes a tumble down a rabbit hole to an off-kilter world of mock turtles, dancing flora, punctual rabbits, and mad tea parties.

thewlac.com

Houston

Worldfest International Film Festival

April 23-28

Cinemark Memorial City, 310 Memorial City Mall

The Houston International Film Festival is North America’s third oldest film festival and champions independent filmmakers. Come and be a part of the 57th year celebration as the festival showcases the visionaries of tomorrow and their exclusive creations.

worldfest.org

Hughes Springs

Plant Sale

April 24-27

Spring Park, 603 E. First St.

Hughes Springs hosts their annual Wildflower Trails event in April. The month is filled with town-wide garage sales, trail rides, art contests, carnival rides, vendors, and the Chamber of Commerce annual Plant Sale with an array of plants for your garden, porch, and window.

hschamber.org

Corpus Christi

The Birdiest Festival in America

April 24-28

South Texas Botanical Gardens and Nature Center, 8545 S. Staples St.

Spotlighting South Texas’ peak spring migration in one of the country’s busiest flyways is the Birdiest Festival in America. The festival features birding field trips, presentations, workshops, bird walks, and educational programs by Jonathan and Susan Wood of The Raptor Project.

birdiestfestival.org

Alvin

Rotary Club Frontier Day

April 25-27

National Oak Park, 118 S. Magnolia St.

The 50th annual Frontier Day, presented by the Alvin Rotary Club, features the popular Frontier Day Parade through the old downtown area of Alvin. There are children’s rides, food concessions, carnival activities, arts and crafts vendors, and an antique car and bike show with vintage tractors on display. Proceeds support scholarships and other charitable activities in the Alvin area.

alvinrotary.org/sitepage/frontier-day

Corpus Christi

Nate Bargatze

April 25

American Bank Center, 1901 N. Shoreline Blvd.

Widely known for his clean and relatable comedy for all age groups and for his Netflix specials “The Tennessee Kid,” “Greatest Average American,” and “The Stand-ups,” his latest special, “Hello, World,” can be found on Amazon Prime Video. Currently touring and selling out shows all over the world with his new The Be Funny Tour, Nate is also an avid golfer and sports enthusiast.

ticketmaster.com/event/3A005F4AC49A2CC2

Lampasas

Riata Roundup Rodeo and LTX Barbecue Fest

April 25-27

580 Sports Complex, 2351 FM 580

The Diamond Cross Rodeo Company is back to produce this rodeo, and there is something for the entire family to enjoy. Thursday night kicks off with a jackpot open barrel race. Friday and Saturday, gates open with mutton bustin’ with rodeo events immediately following, plus concerts, food trucks, and vendors. On Saturday before the rodeo, the LTX Barbecue Fest kicks off.

lampasaschamber.org

Mckinney

Empty Bowls McKinney

April 25

McKinney Performing Arts Center, 111 N. Tennessee St.

A showcase of one-of-a-kind bowls handcrafted by professional and student artists helps fight community hunger. Guests enjoy a sampling of gourmet soups prepared by chefs from local restaurants. Each participant takes home a handcrafted bowl.

emptybowlsmckinney.com

Victoria

Victoria Symphony—Downtown Rhythms

April 25

De Leon Plaza, 101 N. Main St.

The Victoria Symphony puts on an outdoor performance, interspersed with student and college musical groups. Children love the instrument petting zoo where they can play symphony instruments.

victoriasymphony.com

“Clue”

April 25-28

Leo J. Welder Center for the Performing Arts, 214 N. Main St.

The hilarious farce-meets-murder mystery, “Clue” begins at a remote mansion, where six mysterious guests assemble for an unusual dinner party where murder and blackmail are on the menu. When their host turns up dead, they all become suspects. Clue is the comedy whodunit that will leave both cult-fans and newcomers in stitches as they try to figure out who did it, where, and with what.

theatrevictoria.org

Kerrville

Symphony of the Hills in Concert

April 25

Cailloux Theater, 910 Main St.

Symphony of the Hills presents “Larger Than Life,” a concert “dedicated to those who lift up others.” The list of compositions includes Sir Edward Elgar’s “Enigma Variations,” Pachelbel’s Canon in D, and Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1, performed by Donald Crandall.

symphonyofthehills.org

Houston

Academy Spring Showcase

April 26-27

Wortham Theater Center, 501 Texas Ave.

The students of Houston Ballet Academy represent the future of ballet, with over 60% of the company coming through the Academy. The Spring Showcase gives students the stage to shine, whether it’s performing works from the company repertoire or ballets created specifically for them. This is a can’t-miss performance to see the young dancers at their best.

houstonballet.org/seasontickets/pdps/2023-2024/academy-spring-showcase

Dallas

Dallas International Film Festival

April 26-May 2

Violet Crown Cinema Dallas, 3699 McKinney Ave.

The Dallas International Film Festival connects filmmakers and film lovers for a week of screenings, eye-opening documentaries, short films, international experiences, nightly red carpets, filmmaker panels and Q&As, special events, and musical performances.

dallasfilm.org

Muenster

Germanfest

April 26-28

Heritage Park, 301 N. Ash St.

The last weekend in April, have fun at one of the biggest German parties in Texas. Thousands come for German sausage, apple strudel, hearty cheeses and homemade bread, cakes, and pies. Events include a Germanfest Fun Run, a bicycle rally, and a sausage and rib cookoff. Puppets, balloon artists, face painting, the Karneval and Kinder Theater for children, bounce houses, carnival rides, dancing, music, arts and crafts, and a rock climbing wall round out the fun.

muensterchamber.com

Austin

Psych Fest

April 26-28

The Far Out Lounge and Stage, 8504 S. Congress Ave.

Austin Psych Fest features a lineup of psych rock, dream pop, and indie rock bands with visual artists and a Mad Alchemy Light Show.

levitation.fm/pages/austin-psych-fest

Lubbock

Kane Brown in Concert

April 26

United Supermarkets Arena, 1701 Indiana Ave.

With special guests Tyler Hubbard and Parmalee, Kane Brown takes the stage for his new, highly anticipated tour. A multi-platinum, five-time American Music Award-winning entertainer, Brown is a country music artist at the top of his game.

depts.ttu.edu/unitedsupermarketsarena/events/special/KaneBrown_2024.php

Dripping Springs

Founders Day

April 26-28

Downtown Dripping Springs, Mercer Street

Visit Dripping Springs for a festive celebration of heritage and pioneer spirit. The celebration has a parade plus free music and entertainment, the Mighty Thomas Carnival, food, beer, street dances, cookoff competitions, and over 150 arts and crafts booths and business vendors.

cityofdrippingsprings.com/founders-day

Corsicana

Derrick Days

April 26-27

Downtown Corsicana, 301 S. Beaton St.

Derrick Days is the largest annual festival in Corsicana, held the last weekend in April. Celebrate the city’s oil history with dozens of delicious food trucks, specially curated craft vendors, a vintage car show, and a block party with live music.

derrickdays.com

Denison

Bandits, Bluegrass, and Barbecue/Doc Holliday Saints and Sinners Festival

April 26-27

Main Street, 101 E. Main St.

Bandits, Bluegrass, and Barbecue and the Doc Holliday Saints and Sinners Festival is an annual event celebrating the history of Denison. Starting on Friday night, Bandits, Bluegrass, and Barbecue gets you into the Wild West spirit, featuring barbecue, live bluegrass music, and Old West reenactors. The Doc Holliday Festival follows on Saturday along Main Street with reenactors and gunfights, bluegrass bands, costume contests, art demonstrations, wagon rides, and a Wild West parade.

facebook.com/docindenisontx

Georgetown

Red Poppy Festival

April 26-28

Georgetown Square, 103 W. Seventh St.

The Red Poppy Capital of Texas celebrates this annual event in honor of red poppy season. The three-day celebration includes food vendors, live music, a parade and car show, an artisan market, and an area for kids. All concerts are free.

poppy.georgetown.org

Grand Prairie

Dallas Blues Festival

April 26

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

Don’t miss the 19th annual Dallas Blues Festival with King George, Lebrado, Pokey Bear, Lenny Williams, J’Wonn, and West Love.

texastrustcutheatre.com

Main Street Fest

April 26-28

Downtown , 200 block of West Main Street

The 11th annual Main Street Fest offers carnival rides, a kids’ zone, two stages with live music, arts and crafts vendors and activity area, food and beverage vendors, and a business expo.

mainstreetfest.com

Houston

“Abstraction After Modernism: Recent Acquisitions”

April 26-Aug. 25

The Menil Collection, 1533 Sul Ross St.

Composed of recent acquisitions, this exhibition showcases the breadth of artists’ approaches to abstraction since the mid-20th century.

menil.org

Ingram

“The Explorers’ Club”

April 26-May 12

Hill Country Arts Foundation, 120 Point Theatre Road

Set in 19th-century London, the farce depicts the chaos that ensues when a woman tries to gain entry to the fictional titular club of explorers.

hcaf.com

Kerrville

Roundup Exhibition and Sale

April 26-May 12

Museum of Western Art, 1550 Bandera Highway

The 41st annual roundup and sale is an exciting weekend full of art, food, drinks, music, and dancing. More than 150 works are for sale from local, regional, and national artists.

museumofwesternart.com

Lewisville

ColorPalooza

April 27

Wayne Ferguson Plaza, 150 W. Church St.

Ring in spring with ColorPalooza, designed to showcase the rich cultural, artistic, and eco-friendly spirit of Lewisville. There are sidewalk chalk art demonstrations, a tie-dye station, live music and cultural performances, and interactive art activities for kids.

lewisvillecolorpalooza.com

Austin

Eeyore’s Birthday Party

April 27

Pease District Park, 1100 Kingsbury St.

Eeyore’s Birthday Party is a fundraiser operated by the Friends of the Forest Foundation to benefit local nonprofit groups in Austin. Celebrate with live music, beer, food, acrobats, and costume contests.

eeyores.org

Corsicana

Artist and Writer Residency Open Studios

April 27

100 West, 100 W. Third Ave.

Meet visiting artists in residence showcasing new and in-progress work in Corsicana Artist and Writer Residency’s building in downtown.

corsicanaresidency.org/events

La Porte

Sylvan Beach Festival

April 27-28

Sylvan Beach Park, 636 N. Bayshore Drive

The Sylvan Beach Festival is one of the longest-running traditions along the Texas Gulf Coast, currently in its 68th year. A full day of family-friendly entertainment takes place beginning with the Sylvan Beach Day Parade. After the parade, make your way to the park for carnival rides, food vendors, live music, inflatables, and arts and crafts vendors. As the sun goes down, hear music well into the night.

facebook.com/sylvanbeachfestival

Dallas

Artscape

April 27-28

Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden, 8525 Garland Road

In its 17th year, Artscape is a juried fine art and fine craft show and sale with nearly 100 juried artists who display their unique and one-of-a-kind creations throughout the garden. Artscape features some new artists and a variety of mediums including metal, 2D and 3D mixed media, painting, ceramics, fiber, glass, drawing/pastel, photography, sculpture, wood, and jewelry. Entry is included with admission to the garden.

dallasarboretum.org

The Colony

Up, Up, and Away! Festival of Flight

April 27

Prestwick Elementary School, 3101 Stonefield

Birds, planes, and kites, oh my! The Up, Up, and Away! Festival of Flight lifts off for another year of entertainment in the sky. Bring the family out for interactive activities such as kite flying and demonstrations, music, birding demonstrations, and paper airplane making. There’s also giveaways, rides, and food trucks.

visitthecolonytx.com/calendar.aspx?eid=3510

Victoria

Victoria Symphony Concert: An Alpine Symphony

April 27

Victoria Fine Arts Center, 1002 Sam Houston Drive

The Victoria Symphony presents Cliburn International gold medalist Yekwon Sunwoo performing Beethoven’s joyful Piano Concerto No. 4 in G minor paired with Strauss’ epic “Alpine Symphony.”

victoriasymphony.com

Frisco

Frisco Uncorked

April 27

Frisco Square, 8843 Coleman Blvd.

The fifth annual Frisco Uncorked is a can’t-miss food and wine experience featuring award-winning wineries, delicious local restaurants, shopping with a large variety of fantastic boutiques and artisans, grape stomping competitions, culinary demonstrations led by local chefs, and fun activations.

friscouncorked.com

The Woodlands

Memorial Hermann Ironman Texas

April 27

Town Center, 2099 Lake Robbins Drive

Spend a day cheering on athletes at the Memorial Hermann Ironman Texas, designated the North America Championship. The race starts with a 2.4-mile swim in Lake Woodlands, followed by a 112-mile bike ride and a 26.2-mile run along The Woodlands Waterway.

visitthewoodlands.com

Grand Prairie

We Them One’s Comedy Tour

April 27

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

Mike Epps hosts the We Them One’s Comedy Tour with special guests Deray Davis, Lil Duval, DC Young Fly, Chico Bean, Mojo Brookzz, and Dede in the Morning.

texastrustcutheatre.com

Corpus Christi

ZaZu

April 27

Ed Rachal House, 3700 Ocean Drive

Join Camp Aranzazu’s 15th annual ZaZu, a fundraiser to support the camp’s mission to cultivate belonging for campers of all ages and abilities by creating accessible, empowering, and intentional camp experiences. Enjoy live music, food, drinks, and fun at the event’s new location in Corpus Christi.

camparanzazu.org

Brazoria

Migration Celebration

April 27-28

San Bernard National Wildlife Refuge, 2547 County Road 306

At this event, qualified naturalists take visitors on tours of San Bernard National Wildlife Refuge by marsh buggy or wagon. Children can participate in activities ranging from archery and fishing for catfish to bug sweeping and touch tanks. Adults and children can both enjoy the “Birds of Prey” show by EarthQuest as well as butterfly encounter tents. Guided walking tours to Bobcat Woods and to the largest Texas live oak are also available.

migrationcelebration.com

Boerne

Joseph Kuipers in Concert

April 27

Cave Without a Name Throne Room, 325 Kreutzberg Road

Celloist Joseph Kuipers, the executive-artistic director of Texas Cello School, performs a new program.

cavewithoutaname.com/event-calendar

Kerrville

The Kings of Queen Concert

April 27

Cailloux Theater, 910 Main St.

Delivering the sound of legendary rock ‘n’ roll band Queen, frontman and lead singer Emo Alaeddin puts together a live and accurate tribute to the late Freddie Mercury.

caillouxperformingarts.com

Ingram

Stonehenge II Celtic Festival and Highland Games

April 27-28

Hill Country Arts Foundation, 120 Point Theatre Road

Learn about Celtic culture while enjoying the festivities that include vendors, clans, music, food, the annual Highland Games, and dancing. The event takes place on the grounds of the Hill Country Arts Foundation which include a replica of Stonehenge that was created by the late Al Shepperd and Doug Hill more than 20 years ago.

hcaf.com

Kerrville

Texas Gun and Knife Show

April 27-28

Kerr County Hill Country Youth Event Center, 3785 SH 27

The Texas Gun and Knife Association hosts this annual show. Vendors sell new and used guns, knives, ammunition, coins, jewelry, camping gear, accessories, and other hunting and outdoors items.

texasgunandknifeshows.com

Galveston

“Chicago”

April 28

The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St.

The multi-award-winning “Chicago” is still the one musical with everything that makes Broadway shimmy-shake: A universal tale of fame, fortune, and all that jazz. Look forward to a performance with one show-stopping song after another and some of the most amazing dancing you’ve ever seen.

thegrand.com

The Woodlands

Insperity Invitational

April 29-May 5

The Woodlands Country Club Tournament Course, 1730 S Millbend Drive

Head to The Woodlands Country Club tournament course to watch 78 of the best PGA Tour Champions players compete. Spectators are welcome May 1-5, with free admission May 3-5.

visitthewoodlands.com

Aransas Pass

Fishing for Wishes Tournament

April 29

Aransas Pass Convention Center, 700 W. Wheeler Ave.

Support Friends for Wishes, the largest contributor to the Make-A-Wish Foundation in the Texas Gulf Coast and Louisiana, at this fishing tournament where anglers can compete in categories that include redfish, trout, most spots on a redfish, blackjack trout, and Texas Slam. There are also kids’ pier fishing and Make-A-Wish kids fishing tournaments, plus a live auction, drop ticket raffle, and giveaways.

friendsforwishes.org

Houston

Han-Setzer-Finckel Trio in Concert

April 30

Stude Concert Hall, Brockman Music and Performing Arts Center, Rice University, 6100 Main St.

A memorable evening is certain when the power couple of chamber music, Wu Han and David Finckel, team with Philip Setzer for a performance of great piano trios. This program features works by Debussy, Smetana, and Mendelssohn.

chambermusichouston.org/concerts/2024-04-30-wu-han-philip-setzer-david-finckel-trio

Grand Prairie

Celtic Woman in Concert

May 11

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

The all-female ensemble from Dublin mixes traditional Irish music with contemporary songcraft.

texastrustcutheatre.com

El Paso

Luis Miguel in Concert

May 1-2

Don Haskins Center, 151 Glory Road

Latin superstar Luis Miguel has been exciting audiences with his Spanish pop-rock songs, romantic ballads, and dynamic stage shows since he was a teenager. This is the Mexican singer’s first tour since his 2018-19 tour broke records for highest-grossing Latin tour of all time.

utepspecialevents.com/calendar/special_events

Dallas

“Fannie: The Music and Life of Fannie Lou Hamer”

May 2-19

Bishop Arts Theatre Center, 215 S. Tyler St.

Dallas Theater Center’s Brierley Resident Acting Company member, Liz Mikel, returns to Dallas after a year performing on Broadway to play the legendary 1960s Civil Rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer in this regional premiere. The production celebrates the woman whose courage, humor, and grit reminds us that we all have a stake in our country. Fannie’s is a story of justice that will not be denied.

bishopartstheatre.org

Corpus Christi

Buc Days Festival

May 2-12

American Bank Center, 1901 N. Shoreline Blvd.

Commencing with the mayor of Corpus Christi walking the plank, this pirate-themed festival has a variety of family-friendly activities like the Stripes Carnival, an indoor shopping event coined Treasure Island, multiple parades, Barbecue on the Bay Competition, and the Robotics Rodeo. Families can also attend the Professional Bull Riding Velocity Tour Finals and watch some of the world’s best bull riders compete for the championship title.

bucdays.com

Corsicana

Mrs. Texas Pageant

May 2-4

The Palace Theatre, 112 W. Sixth Ave.

This Texas tradition continues as the Palace hosts the Mrs. Texas Pageant. Events include a fitness competition, private interview, and an evening gown contest. This pageant is the only official state final to Mrs. America and Mrs. World, and the only Texas pageant dedicated solely to married women.

corsicanapalace.com/live-performances

The Woodlands

Hozier in Concert

May 2

The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, 2005 Lake Robbins Drive

Enjoy the spring weather at an outdoor concert at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion. This is one of Hozier’s three Texas stops during his Unreal Unearth tour. The other stops are in Dallas (April 28) and Austin (April 30).

visitthewoodlands.com

Jefferson

Historical Pilgrimage: Home Tours of Jefferson

May 2-5

Various locations

Four of Jefferson’s finest historic homes and featured gardens open their doors for tours. Docents dressed in period attire help provide information about the homes.

jeffersoncandlelight.com

“The Diamond Bessie Murder Trial”

May 2-5

Jefferson Playhouse, Corner of Market and Henderson streets

This unique theatrical experience recreates the last stages of a nationally famous trial that took place in Jefferson in the late 1800s. The adaptation, produced every spring for more than a half of century, has become a tradition in itself.

visitjeffersontexas.com

Amarillo

Monty Python’s “Spamalot”

May 2-19

Amarillo Little Theatre Main Stage, 2019 Civic Circle

Lovingly ripped from the classic comedy “Monty Python and the Holy Grail,” “Spamalot” retells the legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table and features a bevy of showgirls, cows, killer rabbits, and French people. The 2005 Broadway production won three Tony Awards, including Best Musical.

amarillolittletheatre.org

Brenham

Maifest

May 3-4

Fireman’s Park, 901 N. Park St.

Bring the entire family and enjoy the 134th Maifest. Experience the authentic tastes and sounds of Texas’ German heritage with a colorful parade, spectacular evening performances, live entertainment, and tasty food.

brenhammaifest.com

Nacogdoches

Red Brick Bluegrass Festival

May 3-4

Festival Park , 507 S. Pecan St.

Formerly known as the Blueberry Bluegrass Concert in the Park, the Red Brick Bluegrass Festival is a free, family-friendly concert. The lineup includes The Purple Hulls, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Bluegrass Band, and Riley Gilbreath and Lone Star Blue. The festival has food trucks and vendors with some great options for delicious food, cold lemonade, and snow cones. Organizers encourage attendees to bring blankets and lawn chairs. Pets on a leash are welcome.

redbrickbluegrass.com

Corsicana

Food Truck Friday: Cinco de Mayo Celebration

May 3

Downtown Corsicana

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo early at Food Truck Friday with a fiesta of flavors, special performances, and an art display featuring the talented students of Corsicana ISD.

visitcorsicana.com

Temple

First Friday: Cinco de Mayo

May 3

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

Bastrop

“The Drowsy Chaperone—The Musical”

May 3-19

Bastrop Opera House, 711 Spring St.

With the houselights down, a man in a chair appears on stage and puts on his favorite record: the cast recording of a fictitious 1928 musical. The recording comes to life and “The Drowsy Chaperone” begins as the man in the chair looks on. Mix in two lovers on the eve of their wedding, a bumbling best man, a desperate theater producer, a not-so-bright hostess, two gangsters posing as pastry chefs, a misguided Don Juan, and an intoxicated chaperone, and you have the ingredients for an evening of madcap delight.

bastropoperahouse.org

Dallas

Barbershop Quartet Convention and Competition

May 3-4

Hyatt Regency DFW International Airport, 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

Lubbock

First Friday Art Trail

May 3

Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts, 511 Avenue K

First Friday Art Trail is a free, self-guided public art happening bringing the community together for an evening of art, music, food, and fun. A variety of art centers, museums, galleries, and businesses take part in the evening.

ffat.org

Paris

Slade Baker Memorial Crawfish Cookoff

May 3-4

South Main Iron, 255 First St. SW

This two-day event in downtown Paris offers live music, cold drinks, and all-you-can-eat crawfish. Teams compete in the Crawfish Courtyard, where attendees can dive in head-first to be the judge and the jury in the People’s Choice vote. Mark your calendar, rally your appetite, and join in for a day of mudbug mayhem at the cookoff.

sladebakermemorial.com

Jefferson

Battle for Jefferson: Civil War Reenactments

May 3-5

Various locations

More than 700 Civil War period reenactors descend on Jefferson to reenact the Battle of Big Cypress Bayou at Total Farm. Infantry, cavalry, and artillery all play a part in the scenario battle. Coupled with the Jessie Allen Wise Garden Club’s annual Pilgrimage, the “battle” portion of the weekend has succeeded in turning Jefferson’s downtown historic district and surrounding neighborhoods into a three-day living-history encampment that includes a parade and downtown skirmish on Saturday morning.

battleforjefferson.com

Historical Pilgrimage: 19th Century Social Events

May 3-5

Various locations

The Jessie Allen Wise Garden Club hosts the annual Pilgrimage, where visitors can immerse themselves in the 19th century—period attire is optional but fun. The event includes the Friday night Illumination, a ladies tea and Grand Ball on Saturday, and then the Presentation of Colors on Sunday morning.

battleforjefferson.com

Bryan

Big Barn Dance Music Festival

May 3-4

Travis Bryan Midtown Park, 206 W. Villa Maria Road

Set against the backdrop of the picturesque Travis Bryan Midtown Park, this festival promises an unforgettable extension of the legendary Big Barn Dance hosted annually in Taos, New Mexico. Immerse yourself in the magic of live music, dance, and camaraderie as Bryan is transformed into a haven for music enthusiasts.

bigbarndance.com/home-bryan/

Boerne

Handmade Market

May 3-4

1910 Church, 130 Sisterdale Road

The Boerne Handmade Market is the largest market of its kind in South Texas. The two-day event features more than 75 vendors selling handmade-only items including jewelry, apparel, leather goods, toys, home décor, art, candles, and food.

boernehandmademarket.com

El Campo

Crawfish Cookoff and Car Show

May 3-5

El Campo Lost Lagoon, 665 County Road 451

Rev up your engine and appetite and enjoy the best of both worlds at the Crawfish Cookoff and Car Show, featuring delicious crawfish dishes, classic cars, and live music by Whiskey Bent and Trey Cruz.

eclostlagoon.com

Ingram

Texas Watercolor Society Show

May 3-June 29

Hill Country Arts Foundation, 120 Point Theatre Road

The 75th annual Texas Watercolor Society Show continues the organization’s tradition of exhibiting and promoting some of the best artists working in the unique and vibrant medium of watercolor.

hcaf.com

Corpus Christi

PBR: Velocity Tour

May 3-4

American Bank Center, 1901 N. Shoreline Blvd.

The Professional Bull Riders organization brings its Velocity Tour to Corpus Christi during the city’s annual Buc Fest. See some of the best athletes of the sport going head-to-head with the fiercest bulls in the country.

americanbankcenter.com

Fayetteville

ArtWalk

May 4-5

Fayetteville Square, 109 E. Main St.

Every year on the first weekend of May, Fayetteville’s historic square explodes to life with nearly 60 artists selling their original works from paintings to sculpture, photography to ceramics, and jewelry. Live music plays all day with a free concert on Saturday evening after the juried art show. The children’s booth allows kids to create their own artwork, and the wine and beer booth has wine flights and cold beer. Shaved ice is available for kids.

artsforruraltexas.org/artwalk

Brady

Cinco de Mayo Celebration

May 4

Mexican Colony Park, 600 Junio St.

After the Mexican Revolution in 1910, Mexican refugees fled to Texas and many settled in Brady, where they raised their families and established the Mexican Colony neighborhood. Cinco de Mayo soon became a major celebration in Brady, and today, it’s still celebrated with a market and dancing.

facebook.com/mexicancolony

Abilene

“Total Eclipse of the Chart”

May 4

Abilene Convention Center, 1100 N. Sixth St.

From award-winning performer, producer, director, and arranger Scott Coulter, this show features a full range of chart-topping artists to help you relive your ‘80s fantasy.

abiphil.com/shows/total-eclipse-of-the-chart

Emory

Founder’s Day Concert and Festival

May 4

Sandy Creek Park, 337 E. North St.

A full day of outdoor fun for the family includes vendors and activities, followed with a concert by Neal McCoy and Josh Ward in the evening.

emorytx.com

Gatesville

Junk and Disorderly

May 4

Gatesville Civic Center, 300 Veterans Memorial Loop

Antiques, collectibles, crafts, and handmade and unique items fill a vendor market while individual garage sales are found all over town. The market is free to attend.

visitgatesvilletx.com/junk-disorderly

San Antonio

“The BFG (Big Friendly Giant)“

May 4-June 2

Magik Theatre, 420 S. Alamo St.

This stage adaptation of Roald Dahl’s classic book about the 24-feet-tall Big Friendly Giant and a little orphan called Sophie brings some of Dahl’s most memorable characters to life. “The BFG” promises to deliver a captivating mix of thrilling adventures, playful wordplay, and even some explosive whizzpopping moments guaranteed to make you smile.

magiktheatre.org/the-bfg

Snyder

Scurry County Senior Center May Day

May 4

The Coliseum, 900 E. Coliseum Drive

Volunteers from the Scurry County Senior Center work all year sewing, quilting, crafting, and planning for the annual May Day celebration. Booths are open with baked goods and homemade crafts. There’s a silent auction, cake and pie auction, quilt auction, and entertainment from the Deep Creek Cloggers and a local band. Brisket plates are available as well. All proceeds go to the Scurry County Senior Center.

Austin

Pecan Street Spring Arts Festival

May 4-5

East Sixth Street, Sixth Street from Brazos Street to I-35

A free, family event, the Pecan Street Festival is the oldest and largest art festival in Central Texas. Musicians, food vendors, artists, and craftspeople turn Sixth Street—historically called Pecan Street—into a lively street fair.

pecanstreetfestival.org

Sweetwater

Musica Latina

May 4

Sweetwater Municipal Auditorium, 400 Locust St.

Hear live music from Los Matadores, the Texas Tech University Mariachi Band, and the St. Vincent Ballet Folklorico.

sweetwaterauditorium.org

Taylor

Blackland Prairie Day

May 4

Heritage Square Park, 400 N. Main St.

The first weekend in May brings a lively event celebrating the heritage of Taylor and the Blackland Prairie it was founded on. Enjoy live music, food, vendors, and children’s activities in the middle of downtown Taylor.

ci.taylor.tx.us

San Marcos

Heritage Home Tour

May 4-5

Various Locations, Belvin Street

Step inside some of San Marcos’ most gorgeous homes at the Heritage Home Tour. The event features self-guided tours of some of San Marcos’ historic homes and culturally significant sites. Docents are stationed around the homes ready to let you in on the history, secrets, and architectural delights found in each home.

heritagesanmarcos.org

Hillsboro

Farmers Market

May 4-Oct. 26

Hillsboro Farmers Market, 81 N. Covington St.

Every Saturday, meet the farmers and makers who sell produce, artisan breads, goat milk soaps, jams and jellies, bath products, barbecue sauce, and specialty goods.

Temple

Family Day: Train Day

May 4

Temple Railroad and Heritage Museum, 315 W. Avenue B

Explore the exciting world of trains and the history of the Transcontinental Railroad.

templeparks.com

South Padre Island

5K Kemp’s Krawl

May 4

Holiday Inn Resort, 100 Padre Blvd.

Runners, walkers, and everyone in between are invited to traverse the beach to raise money, with all proceeds going directly to the conservation and care of the Texas coast’s precious sea turtles. Starting at the Holiday Inn Resort, this unique community event enables participants to experience the coastal beauty of South Padre Island up close and personal. Finishers receive a T-shirt and medal.

sopadre.com/events

Alpine

Cinco de Mayo Celebration

May 4

Downtown Alpine, 103 E. Murphy St.

Alpine’s Cinco de Mayo Celebration is a local tradition featuring a themed downtown parade, music, dancing, a car show, and the popular “Gran Mercado” (Great Market) on historic Murphy Street.

Brenham

Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder

May 4

The Barnhill Center at historic Simon Theatre, 111 W. Main St.

Over the course of his 50-year career in country music, Ricky Skaggs has won 15 Grammy Awards, eight CMA Awards, nine ACM Awards, 13 IBMA (International Bluegrass Music Association) Awards, nine ICM Awards, two Dove Awards, and three honorary doctorate degrees. He performs with his award-winning band, Kentucky Thunder.

thebarnhillcenter.com

Galveston

Historic Homes Tour

May 4-5, 11-12

Various locations

During the first two weekends of May, visitors can view numerous historical and architecturally significant homes located throughout the island’s old neighborhoods. Organized by the Galveston Historical Foundation, this is the 50th anniversary of the event that gives the public a chance to tour the insides of private residences and homes that are not open to the public during the year.

galvestonhistory.org

Waxahachie

Cinco de Mayo Festival

May 4

Downtown , 101 W. Main St.

Celebrate the holiday while enjoying entertainment that includes live music, mariachis, and folklórico dancers.

visitwaxahachie.com

Rockport

Nautical Flea Market

May 4-5

Rockport Yatch Club, 722 Navigation Circle

Hosted by the Rockport Yatch Club, this flea market offers various items for fishing, sailing, power boating, windsurfing, surfing, and scuba diving. Find new and used parts, tools, motors, rods, reels, sails, nautical art, new and used boats, dinghies, and kayaks to buy, sell or trade.

rockportyachtclub.org

Lake Jackson

Alden B. Dow Office Museum Tour

May 4, 11, 18, 25

Alden B. Dow Office Museum, 101 S. Parking Place

Take a self-guided tour to see the restored midcentury architectural beauty of Alden B. Dow’s 1943 downtown office. Learn all about the city’s beginnings and the indelible mark that Dow left as the principal architect of Lake Jackson. The museum is open every Saturday.

ljhistory.org

Abner Jackson Plantation Site Tour

March 5, April 6, May 4

Abner Jackson Plantation Site, Farm-to-Market Road 2004 near State Highway 332

Visit the historic archeological site formerly owned by Maj. Abner Jackson, the namesake of the city of Lake Jackson. Once a prosperous sugar plantation, the site was destroyed by the same hurricane that devastated Galveston in 1900. Discover the sugar-making process of the 1840s and how convict labor replaced slave labor during the 1870s.

ljhistory.org

Freeport

Cinco de Mayo Celebration

May 4

Freeport Historical Museum, 311 E. Park Ave.

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo in historic downtown Freeport with food trucks, live entertainment, and cultural activities.

freeport.tx.us/page/historical_museum

Mesquite

Cinco de Mayo Celebration

May 4

Front Street Station , 100 W. Front St.

The city of Mesquite and Hispanic Forum of Mesquite celebrate Cinco de Mayo with festivities that begin at noon and include authentic Mexican food, performances by folklórico dancers, live music from mariachi bands and local singers, a kids’ activity area with free arts and crafts and piñata breaks, and a jalapeño-eating contest.

cityofmesquite.com/1750/cinco-de-mayo-celebration

Plano

AsiaFest 2024

May 4

Haggard Park, 901 E. 15th St.

Celebrating Asian American Heritage Foundation, a all-volunteer nonprofit organization, announces AsiaFest, the 20th annual Plano Asian American Heritage Festival. Enjoy family-friendly signature cultural performances from all parts of Asia. Learn about Asian artistic traditions like cooking, visual art, calligraphy, martial arts, origami, and fashion. The festival features a wide variety of food vendors from area restaurants and food trucks.

visitplano.com/event/asiafest-2024

Bandera

Bandera Cattle Company Gunfighters

May 4, 11, 18, 25

Rattlesnake Ridge, 126 SH 16S

On Saturdays, see the Bandera Cattle Company Gunfighters reenact 1800s gunfights twice a day at Rattlesnake Ridge located behind the Bandera Visitors Center.

facebook.com/banderagunfighters

Cowboys on Main

May 4, 11, 18, 25

Enjoy free cowboy fun in downtown Bandera. Activities can include chuckwagon storytelling, hopping on a saddle-broke longhorn, or taking a horse-drawn wagon tour of Bandera.

banderabusiness.com

Kerrville

Shatter the Stigma 5K Run/Walk

May 4

Schreiner University, Trailhead Beer Garden, 2100 Memorial Blvd., Building 11

This fun run/walk aims to raise awareness about mental health and to “shatter the stigma” associated with mental illness. Following the race, awards and prizes are handed out.

kerrvillevsc.org

San Antonio

“Soldiers at the Alamo” Living History Event

May 4

The Alamo, 300 Alamo Plaza

From the 18th century Spanish Presidial soldiers helping to keep the missions safe from outside raids to the Texian and Mexican armies that converged at the Alamo for the 1836 siege and Battle to the U.S. Army soldiers who used this site as a supply depot before and after the Civil War until the opening of Fort Sam Houston, the Alamo has countless stories to tell. Learn about the daily activities, training, and weapons of each era, as well as their respective impacts upon the Alamo grounds.

thealamo.org/visit/soldiers-at-the-alamo

Laredo

Luis Miguel in Concert

May 4

Sames Auto Arena, 6700 Arena Blvd.

Latin superstar Luis Miguel has been exciting audiences with his Spanish pop-rock songs, romantic ballads, and dynamic stage shows since he was a teenager. This is the Mexican singer’s first tour since his 2018-19 tour broke records for highest-grossing Latin tour of all time.

samesautoarena.com

Stonewall

Williams Creek (Albert) School Open House

May 4

Williams Creek (Albert) School, 5501 S. RR 1623

The Friends of Gillespie County Country Schools invites visitors to attend this open house at the historic Williams Creek (Albert) School. Learn about the limestone building, constructed in 1897, and the community’s German history. Visitors can also explore the grounds that offer birdwatching and geocaching.

historicschools.org

Fort Worth

Tarrant County Heart Ball

May 4

River Crest County Club , 1501 Western Ave.

The American Heart Association invites you to this evening of impact and celebration. Attendees can mingle and connect at the social hour reception, then experience a program featuring inspiring stories of resilience and hope. The event also offers a live auction, cocktails and dessert, live entertainment by Grooveline Dallas, and an opportunity to support the organization’s heart-health mission.

new.event.gives/tarrantcountyheartball

Grand Prairie

Cinco de Mayo

May 5

Traders Village, 2602 Mayfield Road

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo at Traders Village with live music, dancing, traditional food, and fun festivities for the whole family.

tradersvillage.com/grand-prairie

Bandera

Morning Ride with Cowboy Breakfast

May 5, 12, 19, 26

Major Hope Corral, 749 Old Medina Highway

Join Bandera Historical Rides for a Sunday morning cowboy breakfast and horseback ride at Major Hope Corral, a horse rescue center outside of Bandera.

banderahistoricalrides.com

Kerrville

Hill Country Youth Orchestra’s Spring Concert

May 5

Cailloux Theater, 910 Main St.

Come see the outstanding students of the Hill Country Youth Orchestra as they share the sounds of the season along with classical masterpieces.

hcyo.org

Fort Davis

Dark Sky Week

May 7-11

McDonald Observatory, 3640 Dark Sky Drive

Join McDonald Observatory in celebrating the dark skies of West Texas with special tours, science lectures, a film screening, solar viewing, and star parties.

mcdonaldobservatory.org/dark-sky-week-2024

Clute

Planetarium Show

May 7, 14, 21, 24, 28

Center for the Arts and Sciences, 400 College Blvd.

Featuring high-tech equipment including a 30-foot dome equipped with a Spitz Star Ball projector, this show re-creates the night sky as it appears to the naked eye, giving viewers a close-up look at comets, exploding stars, and black holes.

brazosportcenter.org

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