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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.


11th Street Mardi Gras and Main Street Parade

Feb. 9-11

11th Street Cowboy Bar, 307 11th St.

Join the fun at the 11th Sttreet Cowboy Bar for a three-day Mardi Gras celebration with Cajun food and zydeco music. Enjoy all the colorful floats and other parade entries as they travel down Bandera's Main Street in the Mardi Gras Parade on Feb. 11.


Mardi Gras! Galveston

Feb. 10-21

Galveston Historic Downtown and Seawall

The third-largest Mardi Gras celebration in the country includes masked balls, balcony parties, parades, concerts, and lots of beads.


OUTsider Festival

Feb. 15-19

The Vortex, 2307 Manor Road #2135

As one of Austin’s most progressive festivals, OUTsider brings together Austin’s LGBTQ community for three days of creation and inspiration. This multidisciplinary art festival showcases film, performance art, music, and visual arts.


Mardi Gras Southeast Texas

Feb. 16-19

Great Lawn of the Event Center, 700 Crockett St.

Enjoy four days of family-friendly fun in downtown Beaumont, with parades, concerts, kids' activities, arts and crafts, and food vendors.


Mardi Gras

Feb. 17-19

Downtown Jefferson

The Krewe of Hebe presents Jefferson's annual Mardi Gras. The festivities last an entire weekend and feature parades, live music, food, vendors, a carnival, frosty beverages, and, of course, masks and beads.


Mardis Gras Festival

Feb. 18

Freeport Historical Museum, 311 E. Park Ave.

Festivities for Mardi Gras include a parade, gumbo cookoff, King Cake-eating contest, and live entertainment.


Krewe of Barkus Dog Parade

Feb. 19

Mitchell Park, 300 W. Louisiana St.

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


Prison City Film Festival

Feb 22-25

Old Town Theatre, 1023 12th St.

Built with one overall objective in mind—to showcase independent films and filmmakers—the four-day independent film festival is where filmmakers break out.

Prison City Crawfish and Music Festival

Feb. 25

Downtown Square, 12th Street and University Avenue

This all-day crawfish and music festival takes place in conjunction with the Prison City Film Festival.


Spring Antique Show

Feb. 25-26

Kendall County Fair Grounds, 1307 River Road

This antiques show features exhibitor booths overflowing with fine American antiques found from estates around the country. Collectors find real antiques—no reproductions or imports—that include country furniture, baskets, stoneware, glassware, jewelry, textiles, early paper, toys, silver, quilts, pewter, American Oak, and Southwestern items.



March 2-5

Fulton Festival Grounds, Fulton Beach Park, North Casterline Drive

This salute to the oyster industry is held at Fulton Harbor and includes entertainment, food, arts, crafts, a carnival, a parade, men's and women's oyster-eating contests, oyster shucking and decorating, and a fireworks show on Thursday night.


Classical Music Festival

March 4

First Presbyterian Church, 800 Jefferson St.

The Hill Country Chorale, an entity of the Hill Country Vocal Arts Society, which serves as a dynamic resource through which the vocal arts are introduced, networked, maintained, and performed in the Texas Hill Country, presents its Classical Music Festival.

Grand Prairie

Dallas Blues Festival

March 4

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

The 18th annual Dallas Blues Festival features the following acts: Pokey Bear, King George, J'Wonn, Tucka, Calvin Richarson, Roi Anthony, and Ronnie Bell.


Heritage Celebration

March 5-6

Brazoria Foundation Civic Center, 204 W. Smith St.

Celebrate Texas Independence Day with a parade, gun show, car show, and live performances.


Bandera Fiber and Arts Week

March 7-11

The Sheep Walk Ranch, 5305 SH 173 North

Celebrating Texas wool, mohair, and alpaca, Bandera Fiber and and Arts Week offers shearing days, classes, vendors, a field trip, and other activities.

Bandera Fiber and Arts Festival

March 10-11

The Sheep Walk Ranch, 5305 SH 173 North

The Bandera Fiber and and Arts Festival is the capstone of the Bandera Fiber and Arts Week, with live music and vendors.


South by Southwest

March 10-19

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.


Spring Art Fair

March 11-12

Rockport Conference Center, 106 S. Austin St.

The Spring Art Fair is an opportunity for artists to connect with patrons and art collectors. Visitors are invited to shop artists booths in a leisurely fashion, visit with the artists, and witness a number of artist demonstrations to learn about mediums and techniques. The fair features galleries and collectives that are invited to show artwork for acquisition and collection. VIP guests get the first chance to see and acquire works from reputable Texas galleries for their collections.

Corpus Christi

Wine Festival

March 11

Heritage Park , 1581 N. Chaparral St.

The Corpus Christi Wine Festival's intention is to stimulate the local economy and donate a large portion of event proceeds to support local nonprofits that benefit health and safety, education, the arts, and veterans. The event features a variety of wines, food, and concerts.


St. Patrick's Day Parade

March 11


Join Sherman Main Street, Texoma Society of CELTS, and the Old Iron Post for Sherman's St. Patrick's Day Parade in historic downtown Sherman. Bring your friends and family to check out all of the groups and music.

Lake Jackson

Food Truck Festival

March 11

MacLean Park, 93 Lake Road

Along with visiting food trucks and eating delicious food, attendees can participate in a cornhole tournament, chalk-the-lot contest, and other activities.

Grand Prairie

Kids' Fest

March 11-12

Traders Village, 2602 Mayfield Road

Bring the whole family out for a day of fun and kid-friendly activities, plus carnival rides and food.


Crawfish Cookoff and Tasting

March 17-18

Rockport Festival Grounds, 1204 E. Market St.

At this fourth annual event, which attracts 10,000 attendees, approximately 20,000 pounds of crawfish are served. Feast on great food and beverages while enjoying music, vendors, and the eating contests.


Dogwood Trails Celebration

March 17-April 2

Davey Dogwood Park and surrounding Forest Trails, 825 W. Spring St.

Enjoy 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 compliment the celebration, including a festival the first weekend. Stop at Palestine Visitor Center for venues and maps.


St. Paddy's Texas Style

March 18

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

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 blankets and chairs are encouraged. Well-behaved pets on leashes are welcome.


Mud Dauber Festival and Chili Cookoff

March 18

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.


Food Truck Rodeo

March 18

Comanche City Park, 1200 Comanche Trail

Feast on great food from food trucks, plus enjoy live music all day and kids' activities. This is a BYOB event.


Dogwood Trails Festival

March 18

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

For over 80 years, Palestine has celebrated the Dogwood Trails Festival. This long-running event in downtown and Old Town Palestine offers a parade, craft and novelty vendors, food vendors, art galleries, street entertainment, and live music.


Ham Rodeo

March 18

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.


Medieval Wine Fair

March 18-19

Knightlight Tavern Olde World Restaurant, 202 N. Walnut St.

Find wine, chivalry, romance, and merriment at this event in downtown historic Jefferson. The wine tavern also offers beer, mead, live music, food, and a costume contest.


Old-Time Music and Dulcimer Festival

March 23-25

First Baptist Church of Palestine, 5700 Loop 256

This festival offers workshops in the morning, but the afternoons are free for jamming. If you just want to listen, the jams are throughout the building. You may find one room full of autoharps, another full of old-time fiddlers, while another may be a slow mountain dulcimer jam for beginners. Concerts take place in the afternoons and evenings. Then there is more jamming after the evening concert.


Thunder in the Hill Country

March 23-26

Mansfield Park, 2886 SH 16 North

Come celebrate the 21st 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 all day Friday and Saturday, a bike show, tattoo contest, and other activities.



March 24-25

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, photo contest, book sale, and a car show.


Polka and Sausage Fest

March 24-26

Hallettsville KC Hall, 321 US 77 South

Czech/Texas culture collides at the Polka and Sausage Fest. Friday night there are live bands and a fish fry, Saturday night there is a polka Mass, a dance, and dinner; and Sunday there are more bands, food, and a dance battle. Typical foods served at the festival include sauerkraut, sausage, German potatoes, kolaches, and fried chicken.


Music Festival and Cookoff

March 24-25

Bob Briscoe Park, 3625 Briscoe Drive

For almost 10 years, people from all over Brazoria County and surrounding areas have gathered to experience a weekend of family fun with great music, food and craft vendors, and a sanctioned cookoff. The food is accompanied by performances from Tejano group Siggno and country stars Kevin Fowler and Roger Creager as the duo "Dos Borrachos." Proceeds from this event go to funding scholarships for area students, as well as supporting organizations that provide food, shelter, and other services to the Alvin Area.


Diamondback Jubilee

March 24-25

Lometa Regional Park, 15115 US 183

The 50th anniversary of the Lometa Diamondback Jubilee is full of fun with a carnival, chili cookoff, food vendors, cornhole tournament, rodeo, live bands, and of course, snakes and snake weigh-ins.


Earth Art Fest

March 24-26

Grenwelge Park, 199 E. Haynie St.

More than 6,000 people come out each year to the banks of the Llano River for Llano Earth Art Fest—home of the World Rock Stacking Championships. Try your hand at stacking rocks to create beautiful rock art in and along the Llano River. For kids there are activities such as face painting, a fashion circus, and rock painting. Adults can enjoy live music, a cold beer, workshops, viewing and creating art, or just relaxing in the sun.


Spring Festival

March 25

Downtown Square, 206 South Central Ave.

Wine wagons, 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.


Texas Onion Fest

March 25

Downtown Weslaco, 500 S. Texas Blvd.

The Texas Onion Fest celebrates the development of the world famous Texas 1015 Onion developed in Weslaco by Dr. Leonard Pike at the Texas A&M University Extension Service. The festival, which began in 1989, offers fun for the entire family, with a lineup of entertainment, cooking demos, the 1015 Market, dancing, and a horse show.


Texas Forever Fest

March 25

Haggard Park, 901 E. 15th St.

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

Sugar Land

International Art and Kite Festival

March 25

Brazos River Park, 18427 Southwest Freeway

This festival honors culture and community through art, music, dancing, and food. Kite flying, art car showings, and cultural performances are just some of the highlights of this colorful festival.


Texas Packard Meet 

March 30-April 2

Holiday Inn Express Salado-Belton , 1991 N. Stagecoach Road

Held in historic Salado, the 44th annual Texas Packard Meet is the oldest and possibly the largest regional Packard meet in the country. The meet features a welcoming social, early bird tour, parade, public display on the banks of Salado Creek, a swap meet, people's choice competition, seminars, banquet, and awards.


Taste of Rockport-Fulton

March 30

Fulton Convention Center, 402 N. Fulton Beach Road

The Rockport Rotary Club presents this event that showcases several fine restaurants and caterers of the area. The events helps raise funds for scholarships for Rockport-Fulton high school seniors. Along with great food, the event has live and silent auctions and other festivities.


Texas Vintage Motorcycle Fandango

March 31-April 2

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 bike show with vintage races all rolled into one fun-packed weekend.


Miata Madness

March 31-April 1

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 is open to spectators at no charge.


Arts and Wine Festival

April 1

Mason Town Square, 201 Fort McKavitt St.

Enjoy the work of talented artists and winemakers during the Arts and Wine Fest. A whole host of local artists and craftspeople, Mason winemakers, and Texas winemakers featuring wines made with Mason County grapes line the sidewalks with their creations.


Solar Eclipse Kickoff

April 1

Butt-Holdworth Memorial Library, 505 Water St.

Butt-Holdworth Memorial Library hosts this party that includes an indoor planetarium show, music, and guest speaker. This event celebrates the upcoming Oct. 14, 2023 annular eclipse and the April 8, 2024 total solar eclipse.


Neighborhood Community Day

April 1

The Menil Collection, 1533 Sul Ross St.

Enjoy an afternoon of art, music, poetry, and family activities in celebration of the Menil’s vibrant neighborhood. Participating organizations include: DACAMERA, Houston Center for Photography, Inprint, The Menil Collection, Rothko Chapel, Watercolor Art Society, and Writers in the Schools.


Rodeo Parade and Food Truck Rodeo

April 1

Downtown and Front Street Station, 111 S Broad St. and 100 W. Front St.

The 65th annual Rodeo Parade is an all-day, community-wide event that features a downtown farmers market; the Food Truck Rodeo with food trucks lined up along Front Street; and a parade with horses, bands, and floats that wind through downtown Mesquite.

Port Arthur

Cajun Heritage Fest

April 1

Carl A. Parker Multipurpose Center, 1800 Lakeshore Drive

Enjoy live Cajun music, spicy food, and dancing the night away. Cajun activities are planned in days surrounding the event.


Steampunk Festival

April 1-2

Galveston Railroad Museum, 2602 Santa Fe Place

The inaugural Steampunk Festival hearkens back to a time inspired by 19th-century industrial steam-powered machinery and takes place in the historic railroad museum. The festival offers a family-friendly program filled with entertainment, exhibits, vendors, presenters, and games.


Bluebonnet Festival

April 7-9

Downtown Burnet, 220 S. Pierce St.

Bluebonnet season begins with a grand parade, carnival, and two stages with live music. The festivities include a pet parade, wiener dog races, 5K and 10K runs, a car show, demolition derby, children's activities, a children's bicycle decorating contest, over 150 arts and crafts vendors, a biergarten, and a food court.


Scarborough Renaissance Festival

April 8-May 29

Scarborough Renaissance Festival, 2511 FM 66

Scarborough Renaissance Festival is interactive fun for everyone—16th-century style. Enjoy full combat jousting and birds of prey exhibitions, the Mermaid Lagoon, more than 20 stages with nonstop Renaissance entertainment, and the 75-plus-member performing company. Discover hundreds of shops featuring exquisite crafts and artisan demonstrations. Experience knighting ceremonies, combat competitions, the Grande Parade, daily wine and beer tasting events, and themed weekends.


Easterfest, Cookoff, and Open Car Show

April 8

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.


Art Car Parade

April 10-16

Various locations

Orange Show Center for Visionary Art hosts the annual Art Car Parade and event week. Founded in the mid-'80s as a small gathering of like-minded individuals making a statement on the road, the now internationally recognized phenomenon showcases personal artistic creativity and provides a forum for a unique type of expression. Festivities include the annual ball, a lineup party along Allen Parkway, Kids' Creative Zone in Sam Houston Park, the 36th annual Art Car Parade, and an awards ceremony.


Moontower Comedy Festival

April 12-23

Various locations

The Moontower Just For Laughs Austin comedy fest returns with two full weeks of comedy. Complete with favorite headliners and a four-day comedy club binge, expect over 100 comedians invading downtown Austin for stand-up, podcasts, parties, screenings, and cast panels. Headliners this year include Trevor Noah, Seth Meyers, Chelcie Lynn, and Vir Das.


East Texas Gusher Days

April 14-15

Downtown Historic Gladewater, Pacific and Commerce streets

East Texas Gusher Days celebrates the rich oil history of Gladewater from the 1930s oil boom era. This year, special events and activities coincide with Gladewater's 150th birthday celebration. There is a domino tournament and longest beard contest, arts and crafts vendors, food trucks, live music, a car show, and a chili cookoff.


Outlaw Nationals Car Show

April 14-15


This antique rod show is open to all—if it runs, bring it. Activities include karaoke on Friday night, live entertainment and a live auction on Saturday night, and awards to be given out before the auction. This is Jefferson's most popular and longest-running car show.


Cotton Gin Festival

April 15

Texas Cotton Gin Museum, 307 N. Main St.

In almost every corner of Texas, cotton has influenced our history. In Burton, halfway between Houston and Austin on State Highway 290, sits the 1914 Burton Farmers Gin, the oldest operating cotton gin in America. The surrounding fields may no longer be white with cotton bolls, but the gin still preserves that history for future generations. Step back in time at the annual Burton Cotton Gin Festival and enjoy a parade, music, contests, games, arts, crafts, food, drinks, a tractor pull, antique engines, and tractor and classic car shows.

Chappell Hill

Official Bluebonnet Festival of Texas

April 15-16

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.


Arts Festival

April 15-16

Lubbock Memorial Civic Center, 1501 Mac Davis Lane

With over 150 artists and crafters showcasing and selling their work, this festival is an art lover's dream. Listen to live music, browse through galleries, and enjoy local eats at this free, family-friendly event.


Two Step Inn

April 15-16

San Gabriel Park, 445 E. Morrow St.

Embrace the honky-tonk spirit with 40-plus artists across three stages, featuring live music from country currents, country classics, and the country curious. Acts scheduled to perform include Zach Bryan, Tyler Childers, Midland, Travis Tritt, Tanya Tucker, Wynonna Judd, Clay Walker, Mavis Staples, and Diplo.


Wiggy Thump Festival

April 15

Anderson County Youth Livestock Pavilion, 750 US 287

This music festival features a lineup of Texas country favorites including Whiskey Myers, Mark Chesnutt, Tanner Usrey, and Sarah Hobbs. Food and non-alcoholic drinks are sold at the festival.


McKinney Falls Fest

April 15

McKinney Falls State Park, 5808 McKinney Falls Parkway

Come out to the park for a fun day full of guided hikes, live music, food trucks, and activity booths, plus park staff open a time capsule buried in the park in 1975. Discover the treasures that were left behind and witness the preparation of the next time capsule for McKinney Falls State Park to be opened in 2073.


Old Settler's Music Festival

April 20-23

At the 36th annual Old Settler's Music Festival, enjoy four days of Americana/roots music, camping, jamming, and family fun in beautiful Dale (just outside of Austin). Yolo, the Wood Brothers, Shovels and Rope, and Shinyribs are just a few of the acts scheduled to perform.


FeatherFest and Nature Photo Festival

April 20-23

Various locations

Bird lovers are invited to experience one of the largest birding festivals in Texas and the only one with a dedicated nature photography track. The 21st annual event features field trips, workshops, and other special events on Galveston Island.


Texas Veterans Parade

April 21-22

Downtown Historic Corsicana, 300 W. Third Ave.

A patriotic parade to honor our Texas veterans from all wars and conflicts takes place in downtown Corsicana. This year is especially awesome, as it is also the 175th anniversary of the city of Corsicana. The parade marshal this year is Chris Cassidy, a former Navy SEAL who became a NASA astronaut.

Grand Prairie

Main Street Fest

April 21-23

Downtown , 200 block of West Main Street

The 10th annual Main Street Fest is a three-day event featuring live music, carnival rides, arts and crafts, food and beer, and local vendors.


Wild, Wild West Fest

April 22-23

ACE Arena, 1441 SH 176 East

Live gunfighters, a barbecue cookoff, carnival, car show, vendor market, and petting zoo help bring back the vibes from the Wild West days.


Luckenbach Bluegrass Festival

April 22

Luckenbach Texas, 412 Luckenbach Town Loop

A day full of great bluegrass music, food, and a family-friendly atmosphere. The music line up starts at 1 p.m. and goes into the evening with lots of great artists and bands.


Texoma Earth Day Festival

April 22

Municipal Grounds, 405 N. Rusk St.

The Texoma Earth Day Festival offers a family-friendly event with something for everyone. Come for entertainment, education, food, and fun.


Derrick Days Festival

April 27-30

Downtown Corsicana, 301 S. Beaton St.

The Derrick Days Festival is the largest annual festival in Corsicana, held the last weekend in April. Celebrate the city's oil history with a week of events leading up to the festival, such as the rodeo, Oil Town Mini-thon, wine stroll, and block party. The all-day festival features food and craft vendors from all over the state of Texas, live entertainment, a carnival, and a chili cookoff.


Red Poppy Festival

April 28-30

The 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, kids' Fun Zone, an artisan market, and fields of red poppies.


Bloomin' Temple Festival

April 28-29

Downtown Temple, Main Street

As one of Central Texas' most popular events, Bloomin Temple Festival attracts over 13,000 people annually and is held the last Friday and Saturday in April. For over 15 years, attendees have enjoyed this two-day festival, jam-packed with great musical performances, a thrilling carnival, delicious food, arts and crafts, and fun for the whole family in downtown Temple.


Kite Festival

April 29-30

Rockport Festival Grounds , Adjacent to the Beach Park

A free family event, the Kite Festival provides the opportunity to view, make, and fly kites. An exotic array of kites are on display, along with demonstrations by professional kite pilots. There are children's arts and crafts booths, including one for making their own kites, vendors, and food trucks.


Stonehenge II Celtic Festival and Highland Games

April 29

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.


Migration Celebration

April 29-30

San Bernard National Wildlife Refuge, 2547 County Road 306

Tour the refuge on a marsh buggy. Free activities for children include archery, fishing for catfish, a BB gun range, bug sweeping, microscopes, touch tanks, and reptiles. Adults and children can both enjoy the popular "Birds of Prey" show by EarthQuest as well as the butterfly encounter tents. Refuge tours given by qualified naturalists can be enjoyed by marsh buggy or wagon. Guided walking tours to Bobcat Woods and to the largest Texas Live Oak are also available.

Surfside Beach

Old Guy Surf Reunion

April 29

Stahlman Park, 2211 Bluewater Highway

Join Texas surfers as they remember and honor those who have gone before them. The event includes vendors, food trucks, a paddle-out, and a nighttime bonfire.

Surfside Marina Crawfish Fest

April 29

Surfside Marina, 827 Gulf Road

Come for the crawfish, stay for the competition, where teams compete and judges select the best crawfish boil. The event also feature vendors and live music.



April 29

Frisco Square, 8874 Coleman Blvd.

The fourth annual Frisco Uncorked is a can't-miss food and wine experience featuring local restaurants, wine pairings, a VIP tent with lawn games and a photo booth, selections from more than 100 wineries, and a lively atmosphere.

Corpus Christi

Buc Days

May 4-14

American Bank Center, 1901 N. Shoreline Blvd.

There's something for buccaneers of every age at Buc Days, including a rodeo, concerts, and carnival rides.


Historical Pilgrimage: Home Tours of Jefferson

May 4-7

Various locations

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

"The Diamond Bessie Murder Trial"

May 4-7

Jefferson Playhouse, Corner of Market and Henderson streets

"The Diamond Bessie Murder Trial" is a unique adaptation of the last stages of a nationally famous trial which actually took place in Jefferson in the late 1800s. After more than a half century of production, this play has become a tradition in itself during the annual Historical Pilgrimage.


Crockett County History Day

May 5

Ozona Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center, 505 15th St.

Learn more about the early days on the frontier in and around Ozona during Crockett County History Day on the Ozona Chamber of Commerce grounds. The informative event featurs camels, soldiers, pioneers, flintknapper, and livestock including donkeys from the Peaceful Valley Donkey Rescue.



May 5-6

Downtown Brenham

Bring the entire family and enjoy the 133rd Maifest. Experience the authentic tastes and sounds of Texas' German heritage with a colorful parade, spectacular evening performances, live entertainment, kids' activities, a carnival, and delicious food and drink.


Pilgrimage Weekend: 19th Century Social Events

May 5-7

Various locations

Immerse yourself in the 19th century—period attire is optional but always fun. Events take place on different evenings and include the Illumination ceremony at old Oakwood Cemetery (where hundreds of Civil War veterans are buried and candles illuminate the headstones), a ladies tea, the Grand Ball, and the Presentation of Colors.


Explore Elgin Arts and Culture

May 6

Downtown , 114 Central Ave.

Come for a day full of activities and fun for the whole family. Local studios open their doors to the public and downtown businesses host artist demonstrations, live music, and tours in historic downtown Elgin. An artist and makers market offers a variety of paintings, sculptures, woodworking items, jewelry, blacksmithing, fiber arts, photography, outsider art, self-care, and food.



May 6

Haggard Park, 901 E. 15th St.

It's the 19th year of Plano's AsiaFest, a showcase of the rich cultures of the continent that includes numerous cultural demonstrations, performances, and vendors and provides a fun and engaging time for the entire family.

Salt the Rim

May 6

McCall Plaza, 998 E. 15th St.

Taste and dance your way through Plano’s third annual margarita-tasting celebration. Attendees must be age 21 or older.


Brazos Bend Expo

May 6

Brazos Bend State Park, 21901 FM 762

Brazos Bend State Park invites the community and visitors to spend the day at this expo-style event. Nonprofit organizations, respresentatives from other Texas State Parks around the region, rehabilitation groups, local sports teams, archelogy organizations, and other civic-minded entities are on hand to provide information about their causes. Food trucks are on-site throughout the day.


Train Days

May 15-16

Various locations

Everyone is welcome aboard this two-day event that features four in-town destinations: the Historic Jefferson Train Show, RD Moses Railroad display, a Jefferson Historic Railway excursion, and the "Atalanta" railway car tour.


Lee County Fair

May 18-20

Firemens Park/Lee County Fairgrounds, 2495 US 290 West

On the third weekend in May, the Lee County Fair takes center state in Giddings with shopping, live music, local art, food contests, a carnival, and an antique carousel for kids. The fun begins Thursday evening and continues Friday with Senior Citizens' Day. Saturday includes an Armed Forces Day ceremony and parade. At the Charcoal Challenge Barbecue Cookoff, teams from all over Central Texas compete with a variety of foods, drinks, and barbecue.


Babes on the Bay

May 19-20

Fulton Harbor

Babes on the Bay is an all-women’s fishing tournament that has existed since 2000. The tournament is hosted by the CCA Texas Aransas Bay Chapter, based in Rockport. It was created to help educate women about the sport of saltwater fishing in a conservation-minded approach. The event includes cash pots, the Babes Shopping Mall, a food court, drinks, live music, and team shirts judging. The event kicks off at Fulton Park Fairgrounds.


Texas Mineral and Fossil Show

May 19-21

Plano Event Center, 2000 E. Spring Creek Parkway

Enjoy shopping from world-class mineral, gem, and fossil dealers and exhibitors, who display all varieties of rocks, minerals, fossils, polished stones, gemstone jewelry, and other natural treasures.

Grand Prairie

Asian Heritage Fest

May 19-21

Asia Times Square, 2625 W. Pioneer Parkway

The month of May is recognized as Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month and Asia Times Square is celebrating with a weekend festival.


Kerrville Folk Festival

May 25-June 11

Quiet Valley Ranch, 3876 Medina Highway

This annual festival features 18 days and nights of music from songwriters of national and international acclaim. One of the longest continuously running music festivals in the U.S., the festival has activities for all ages with a focus on nurturing and developing artistic expression, especially the art of songwriting, in a loving family-friendly environment.


Memorial Day Gospel Bluegrass Festival

May 25-28

Salmon Lake Park Texas, 247 Salmon Lake Road

Musicians and singers from around the state converge in Grapeland for the 26th annual festival, with music starting after noon and going well into the night.


Crawfish Festival

May 26-28

Marktplatz, 100 block of West Main Street

At this festival on Memorial Day Weekend, indulge with great Cajun food, live music, shopping, and a kids' carnival. This event is sponsored by the Fredericksburg Jaycees.


Memorial Day Weekend Stampede Rodeo and Parade

May 26-28

Mansfield Park and Main Street, 2886 SH 16 North

Bandera Pro Rodeo presents three nights of PRCA-sanctioned rodeos with bull riding, team roping, bareback riding, and other competitions. The annual Memorial Day Parade down Main Street gets underway at 11 a.m.


Wine Festival

March 27

Texas Maritime Museum, 1202 Navigation Circle

This event is sponsored by the Maritime Museum and proceeds go toward furthering the museum's efforts. The festival includes wine tastings, beer, food, and live music.


Copper Breaks Day

May 27

Copper Breaks State Park, 777 Park Road 62

Copper Breaks Day has been a community event at the park for years, but has been on hiatus for some time. Now, to celebrate Texas State Parks centennial, the park is hosting a reimagining of that historic event. Enjoy family fun, educational programming, and booths from local organizations.

Grand Prairie

Tejano Fest

May 28

Traders Village, 2602 Mayfield Road

Enjoy live music featuring Tejano artists from around the state, all-ages entertainment, food, and carnival rides.

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