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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.

Dallas

Dallas Blooms: A Picture’s Worth a Thousand Words

Feb. 24-April 8

Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden, 8525 Garland Road

Celebrating its 40th anniversary, Dallas Blooms is the largest annual floral festival in the Southwest. Filled with more than 500,000 spring blooming bulbs, the festival is themed “A Picture’s Worth a Thousand Words” and includes larger-than-life living selfie walls, 100 varieties of spring bulbs, thousands of azaleas, and hundreds of Japanese cherry trees.

dallasarboretum.org

Beaumont

Mural Festival

March 1-3

Downtown and Beaumont Event Centre, 700 Crockett St.

Muralists from across the country and the world paint murals throughout downtown Beaumont and the area to expand the public arts scene. Experience a colorful fusion of creativity and culture as Beaumont transforms into a canvas of imagination.

beaumontcvb.com

Carrollton

TEXFest

March 2

Downtown

Bring your boots and your buckles for a Texas-size good time in Carrollton. Honoring Texas Independence Day, this event offers a beer garden with local craft beer vendors, live Texas music, a mouthwatering food village, and photo ops with a live Longhorn.

cityofcarrollton.com/about-us/calendar/special-events

Mcdade

Sherwood Forest Faire

March 2-April 21

Sherwood Forest Faire, 1883 Old Highway 20

The largest medieval fair in Central Texas features eight weekends of festivities with 150 shows each day and 170 vendors on-site. Nestled in the Lost Pines section of Central Texas, the medieval-style village features an artisan market with handcrafted items. Indulge in medieval treats, and enjoy performances by minstrels, bards, storytellers, magicians, and jugglers. Camping is available.

sherwoodforestfaire.com

Bandera

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

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

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

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

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

Grand Prairie

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Alpine

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Conroe

Big As Texas Festival

May 10-12

Montgomery County Fairgrounds, 9333 Airport Road

With aspirations as large as the Lone Star State, this new outdoor celebration features a world-class music lineup, Texas vendors and artisans, custom exhibitions, immersive art installations, live-fire grilling, carnival games, and fun for all ages. The lineup of performers includes Thomas Rhett, Dierks Bentley, Dwight Yoakam, Midland, Morgan Wade, and Breland.

bigastexasfest.com

El Campo

Lost Lagoon Anniversary and Mother’s Day Celebration

May 10-12

El Campo Lost Lagoon, 665 County Road 451

Lost Lagoon RV Resort celebrates its anniversary and Mother’s Day with the lively tunes of Rewind Texas, pickleball and cornhole tournaments, and a vendor fair—creating a perfect blend of music, games, and festivities to mark this special occasion and honor moms.

eclostlagoon.com

Austin

O. Henry Pun-Off World Championships

May 11

Brush Square Park, 409 E. Fifth St.

The O. Henry Museum Pun-Off World Championships is an internationally renowned spoken-word competition focused on the art of the pun. There are two competitions, PunSlingers and Punniest of Show, voted upon by the public.

punoffatx.brushsquaremuseums.org

Columbus

Magnolia Days Festival

May 16-18

Courthouse Square, 400 Spring St.

Held on the courthouse square under the shade of 100-year-old live oak and magnolia trees, the Magnolia Days Festival is fun for the whole family. See a presentation by the Magnolia Belles on the courthouse square, shop the vendor marketplace, and sample tasty food and beverages. Enjoy a brew in the beer garden, and dance the weekend away with a fantastic lineup of live concerts.

magnoliadays.org

Giddings

Lee County Fair and Charcoal Challenge Barbecue

May 16-18

Lee County Fairgrounds on Hwy 290, 2495 SH 290 West

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

leecountyfairtx.com

Kerrville

Southwest Gourd and Fiber Fine Art Show

May 16-June 29

Kerr Arts and Cultural Center, 228 Earl Garrett St.

Open Tuesday through Saturday, this exhibit showcases gourd and fiber art by artists who come from all over the country. Meet the makers at the artists reception on May 25.

kacckerrville.com

La Grange

Bluff SchuetzenFest

May 18

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

Celebrate the history of the Bluff Schuetzenverein, a German marksmanship and social organization that once made its home on the grounds of Kreische Brewery and Monument Hill State Historic Sites. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the Bluff Scheutzenverein hosted dances, concerts, picnics, and shooting competitions, welcoming people from across Texas. Commemorate these traditions with a day full of entertainment, community booths, family activities, living history demonstrations, special tours, and food and drink.

bluffschuetzenfest.org

Garland

Asian American Heritage Festival

May 18

Downtown Garland Square, 520 W. State St.

A day of unity in diversity pays tribute to the diverse and talented Asian Pacific American communities. Enjoy cultural performances from countries such as Thailand, Laos, China, Indonesia, Vietnam, Cambodia, the Philippines, Singapore, Myanmar, India, Japan, Korea, and Hawaii. Highlights include a Colorful World Parade, a captivating lion dance, craft stalls, and art performances showcasing the creativity and skillful hands of Asian Pacific Americans.

visitgarlandtx.com

Palestine

Gospel Bluegrass Festival

May 23-26

Salmon Lake Park Texas, 247 Salmon Lake Road

The 27th annual Memorial Day Gospel Bluegrass Festival at Salmon Lake Park in Grapeland includes performances by The Gospel Plowboys, The Cox Family, The Marksmen, High Fidelity, and several others. RVs are welcome.

salmonlakepark.com

Fredericksburg

Crawfish Festival

May 24-26

Marktplatz, 100 W. Main St.

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

fbgcrawfishfestival.com

Rockport

Wine Festival

May 25

Texas Maritime Museum, 1202 Navigation Circle

Enjoy a wide variety of wines, food demonstrations, and specialty food concessions, plus live bands and fun entertainment.

texasmaritimemuseum.org

Graham

Food Truck Championship of Texas

June 1

Graham Downtown Square, 608 Elm St.

Food trucks of all varieties take over “America’s Largest Downtown Square” to compete for the coveted grand champion prize and a total payout of $16,000. The day kicks off with the Possum Pedal Bike Ride early in the morning and ends with a ticketed evening concert at the Young County Arena.

foodtruckchampionshipoftexas.com

Luling

Watermelon Thump

June 27-30

Watermelon Thump Pavilion, 319 E. Davis St.

For 71 years, Luling has honored hard-working local watermelon farmers with a festival celebrating all things watermelon. Enjoy four days of live music, food booths, pageants, the World Championship Seed Spitting Contest, a carnival, parade, car show, and market.

newsite.watermelonthump.com

Lake Jackson

Festival of Lights

Nov. 18

Lake Jackson Civic Center, 333 SH 332

Lake Jackson brings the Yuletide cheer with this kick-off to the holiday season. Festivities include a carnival, games, and a parade.

lakejackson-tx.gov

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