A note regarding COVID-19
ATX Television Festival
The Driskill Hotel, 604 Brazos St.
ATX Festival is the first festival devoted to television's history and future. It functions like a traditional film festival with premieres of new series, current hits, and cult favorites. The fest also offers access to the industry's leading professionals with cast and creator Q&A's and panels focusing on innovation in both production and content delivery.
Tom Tom Festival
Yoakum City Park, Kvinta Drive
One of the oldest festivals in Texas honors the tomato heritage of Yoakum with a Miss Yoakum Pageant, carnival, grand parade, arts and crafts, barbecue cookoff, rodeo, and live music all weekend.
Texas Route 66 Festival
The annual Texas Route 66 Festival kicks off years of celebrations leading up to the centennial of Historic Route 66 in 2026. This year, the festival is packed with events along the route and throughout the Panhandle, including classic car shows, Texas Route 66 bus tours, cattle drives, parades, music festivals, and a grand finale festival on Amarillo’s Route 66 historic district.
Big Cypress Corvette Show
Bring your special corvette or just come and gaze at the lineup of cars. Fun events take place on Friday, followed by the Show and Shine on Saturday, and then awards are given out.
This annual festival celebrates the agave and its influence on culture through food, film, music, science, and spirits. It brings communities together through accessible programming that includes talks by preeminent historians, botanists, artists, anthropologists, and archaeologists. The event offers tastings hosted by agave spirit producers, one-of-a-kind dining experiences, and performances by leading artists in contemporary and regional music.
Official Route 66 Kickoff Celebration
Hodgetown, 715 S. Buchanan St.
Presented by the Amarillo Sod Poodles, the official kickoff party celebration for the future Route 66 Centennial Festival takes place in Hodgetown, home of the city's minor league baseball team.
Pride Mini Film-A-Thon
Galaxy Theatres, 6700 Middle Fiskville Road
All Genders, Lifestyles, and Identities Film Festival (aGLIFF) is the oldest and largest gay and lesbian film fest in the Southwest and the largest LGBTQ cultural event in Austin. The event includes feature and short films showcasing the diverse experiences of queer people.
Llano Courthouse Square , 801 Ford St.
Spend a day in Llano learning about the history of the area. Visit with buffalo soldiers and frontiersmen, take a real stagecoach ride around town, tour the historic Red Top Jail and Llano County Courthouse, and visit the Llano County Historical Museum housed in an old drug store complete with a soda fountain. Quilters display their work at a quilt show in the courthouse while various vendors sell their merchandise. Participate in the adult and children's period costume contest and cobbler-baking contest. Children can also enjoy games and crafts around Courthouse Square. Then relax on the lawn listening to Texas and German-style music and enjoy dancing, trick ropers, and other entertainment.
Crossroads Home Town Festival
Spend some time outside at this outdoor festival with music, food, craft vendors, and a kids' area.
Pride Festival and Parade
Fair Park, 3809 Grand Ave.
Dallas, home to the sixth-largest LGBTQ community in the nation, celebrates 40 years of Pride this June. The celebration in Fair Park includes a festival with entertainment, music, art, food, merchandise, and exhibits, and a parade that takes place on Saturday.
Grand Prairie Farmers Market, 120 W. Main St.
Join the Grand Prairie Farmers Market for its annual crawfish boil. Enjoy live music, delicious crawfish, a gift market, arts and crafts, and fun activities.
150th Birthday Celebration
Haggard Park, 901 E. 15th St.
Plano turns 150 years old and the city is throwing a birthday party with music, food, games, photo ops, and fun for everyone.
Lockhart State Park Showcase
Lockhart State Park, 2012 State Park Road
Come see all Lockhart State Park has to offer at the Lockhart State Park Showcase. Enjoy free entrance to the park, and explore park attractions, including a swimming pool, trails, golf course, and educational programs. Food trucks are available, and community groups organize games, activities, and living history demonstrations.
Chisholm Trail Roundup
The roundup is Lockhart's largest annual festival and tourism event. Now celebrating its 50th year, it kicks off with the Queen's Coronation on Thursday. Activities the next three days include a petting zoo, pig races, a carnival, rodeo, barbecue cookoff, the Grand Parade, and live entertainment.
Historic Town Square, 300 Main St.
The Lavender Capital of Texas celebrates 18 years as one of the Hill Country's premier festival venues. Artisans, food, local and regional beer and wine, live music, and lots and lots of lavender are available. The first commercial lavender farm in the state of Texas, Hill Country Lavender, is open for tours. The festival is free to attend.
Robinson Park, 123 Robinson Park Drive
Llano Parks Project and the city of Llano are partnering to create this free, fun, family-friendly, and community-building event. Friday night offers a kickoff event with a movie in the park, following on Saturday by a Day in the Park. Then Sunday has church in the park. Join the festivities taking place in Robinson Park on the beautiful Llano River.
Blueberry Bluegrass Concert in the Park
Festival Park, 507 S. Pecan St.
The family-friendly Friday night Bluegrass Concert in Festival Park kicks off the Texas Blueberry Festival weekend.
Czech Kolache Klobase Festival
Riverside Hall, 14643 Buls Road
Enjoy live music, dancing, and lively entertainment with bands and entertainers from morning into the night. A plate lunch of barbecue chicken, sausage, sauerkraut, and trimmings is available for purchase. Hamburgers are available in the evening. There are also arts and crafts, raffle prizes, a cake walk, and plenty of kolaches for sale.
Texas Blueberry Festival
Downtown , 200 E. Main St.
The Texas Blueberry Festival is a delightful day of fun for all ages. This year marks the event's 33rd anniversary. As the only state-sanctioned blueberry festival in Texas, this annual event attracts more than 20,000 people to Nacogdoches' historic downtown district.
Craft Beer Festival
Marktplatz, 100 block of West Main Street
Save the date for the second annual fundraising festival designed to bring Texas craft beer breweries to town. Enjoy Texas craft beer, meet brew masters, relax in the Marktplatz Biergarten, attend Brew and Taste cooking sessions, visit food concessions and a home brewers DIY area, participate in the Stein Hoist competition, and hear live music.
Historic Sixth Celebration
Historic Route 66 Disctirct , Sixth Street
Celebate the finale of the Texas Route 66 Festival on the Route 66 historic district in Amarillo, where visitors can hear live music, participate in contests, peruse an array of vendors, discover local purveyors, and enjoy other festivities.
Summer Free for All
Visitors are invited to the city of Amarillo's Summer Free for All, which features games, food trucks, bounce houses, and other fun at Sam Houston Park.
World Ocean Day
East Beach Park, 1923 Boddeker Road
Galveston's World Ocean Day features kayaking, beach tours, interactive exhibits hosted by eco-friendly businesses, and other attractions.
Downtown , Commerce Street from Austin to Bolton streets
For one week in June, Jacksonville becomes "Tomatoville." The 39th annual Tomato Festival in downtown Jacksonville offers events leading up to the big festival, with five blocks of vendors; a farmers market; fried green tomatoes; eating, peeling, packing, and salsa contests; live entertainment; a talent show; soccer and tennis tournaments; and an annual street dance.
Peach JAMboree and Rodeo
Stonewall Chamber of Commerce Grounds, 250 Peach St.
The 62nd celebration of the annual peach crop includes peach judging, the crowning of the Peach Queen, a parade, lots of peach eating and pit spitting, a variety of food, live music, and a rodeo.
Galveston is the birthplace of Juneteenth, and every year the community hosts citywide events that include symposiums, galas, an emancipation gospel celebration, a Juneteenth parade and picnic, and a reenactment of the reading of General Order No. 3, which informed the people of Texas that slavery ended.
Crowley Theater, Corner of Austin and El Paso streets
Inspired by a desire to bring artist-made films usually screened in galleries and museums to viewers in Far West Texas, it has hosted a diverse array of talent, including Harmony Korine, Cat Power, and Larry Clark. In addition to films made by visual artists, the festival focuses on showing unusual and rare archival, experimental, documentary, and narrative cinema.
Bastrop Main Street and Fisherman's Park, Main Street
The Bastrop Juneteenth Celebration committee has been observing the emancipation of African Americans and the contributions and accomplishments of local African American individuals for the past 36 years. The official celebration kicks off on Saturday with a parade down historic Main Street. The day continues with Family Freedom Festival at Fisherman's Park featuring live music, a DJ, food and small business vendors, kids and adult activities, and family competitions. A musical guest in the evening wraps up the festivities.
Salado Springs Craft Beer Festival
Barrow Brewing Company, 108 Royal St.
Join independent Central Texas craft brewers for a day of brotherhood and fellowship in Salado. This annual festival includes more than a dozen breweries, fun for the whole family, live music, and creekside activities.
204 San Antonio St.
Come celebrate Juneteenth at the Buda Amphitheater and City Park Pavilion. Enjoy food, music, vendors, and activities for the whole family.
Plano Event Center, 2000 E. Spring Creek Parkway
TumblerCon is an event where crafters, particularly cup makers, join together to spend a weekend learning new techniques and testing products from some of the biggest vendors.
Watermelon Thump Pavilion and Spitway, 309 E. Davis
Since 1954, the Luling Watermelon Thump has celebrated the growers and the town's watermelon market. Over the years the event has offered live music all weekend, an exhibitors' market, carnival, world champion seed spitting, the crowning of the Thump Queen, a car show, a grand parade, an arts and crafts show, and fun contests.
Water Lantern Festival
Panther Island Pavilion, 395 Purcey St.
The Water Lantern Festival is a floating lantern event that is all about connections. Magical nights in cities across the United States include food, games, activities, vendors, music, and the beauty of thousands of lanterns adorned with letters of love, hope and dreams reflected upon the water.
June 29-July 2
Freeport Municipal Park, 421 N. Brazosport Blvd.
Since 1947, anglers have been drawn to this fishing tournament each year in the hopes of catching the biggest redfish, barracuda, or any other offshore or inshore fish. The Fishin’ Fiesta is sponsored by the Freeport Lions Club and offers games, food, live entertainment, dances, and arts and crafts. The fishing tournament is one of the largest on the Gulf and includes prizes for both offshore and inshore categories. A fireworks display takes place on Saturday night.
Rose City Airfest
June 30-July 1
Tyler Pounds Airport, 150 Airport Drive, #2-7
A tribute to the nation, Rose City Airfest is a family event that features military aircraft from the past and present. At the static display, guests can walk right up and see the aircrafts up close. Some let you actually climb inside them. The event also offers lots of vendors, information about flight, food, and games.
Toledo Bend, 125 N. Texas St.
The Sabine County and Sabine Parish communities are teaming up on Toledo Bend to host a weekend of activities. Saturday features the Bikes and Boats Poker Run, the Poker Run Awards and concert, the Blessing of the Fleet, and a boat parade and fireworks show in the evening. Sunday offers the Red, White, and Blue Concert at Wildwood Resort in Louisiana.
Ebony Hills Golf Course, 300 W. Mark S. Pena Drive
Watch cooks battle it out on the grill to win best chicken, ribs, pork brisket, and rib-eye steak. Texas Cook’Em is one of the state’s biggest barbecue purses, awarding $25,000 to the winners. The event has a custom car/truck and hot rod show on July 2.
Crape Myrtle Festival and Parade
Waxahachie Sports Complex and Downtown , 151 Broadhead Road; 100 W. Main St.
Designated the "Crape Myrtle Capital of Texas," Waxahachie hosts this annual patriotic celebration featuring a tailgate party and concert at Waxahachie Sports Complex, followed the next day by a parade through historic downtown Waxahachie, where blooming crape myrtles line the street, and a fireworks show.
Spring Ho Festival
Founded in 1972, the annual Spring Ho was first held the second full weekend in July, but through the years has grown into a weeklong event. Festivities include live music, shops by the creek, entertainment for kids and families, a fireworks show, and a parade.
July Fourth Red, White and Free Festival
Austin County Fair Grounds, 1076 E. Hill St.
Before the spectacular fireworks production after dark, families can enjoy hours of festivities including a children's wagon and bike parade, dunk tank, food trucks, and live music.
Firemen's July Fourth Celebration and Lee County Sheriff's Posse Fury on the Fourth
Lee County Sheriff's Posse Rodeo Arena, 2495 SH 290 West
The Lee County Sheriff's Posse and Giddings Volunteer Fire Department team up for a big Fourth of July celebration. It starts with a day in the park, barbecue, and an auction to benefit the fire department. In the evening, the Sheriff's Posse hosts championship bull riding and mutton bustin, followed by fireworks and a dance.
"Jefferson Salutes America" Celebration and Fireworks Show
Come to Jefferson to partake in an old-fashioned celebration of the country's bithday. Activities include a kids' parade, homemade ice cream contest, pie auction, and games, plus live music and, of course, more food. The Grand Finale Fireworks Show goes off over the Big Cypress Bayou by the LED-lighted historical bridge.
George A. Purefoy Municipal Center , 6101 Frisco Square Blvd.
Enjoy great food, music, and fireworks during one of North Texas’ biggest Independence Day celebrations. The fun starts in the afternoon with the Party in the Plaza.
Mayor’s Fourth of July Big Bang Celebration
Corpus Christi Bayfront
The 2023 Mayor’s Big Bang Celebration takes place at the downtown Corpus Christi bayfront with fireworks, festivities, and family activities all day long on the bayfront and at Water’s Edge Park. Enjoy food trucks along the bayfront and a watch party at the USS Lexington Museum. At night, fireworks go off from a barge located in the Corpus Christi Bay just north of People’s Street T-head. Shoreline Boulevard is closed to traffic to ensure pedestrian safety.
Parker County Peach Festival
Historic Downtown Weatherford, 1 Courthouse Square
The 38th annual Parker County Peach Festival is shaping up to be peachy with a bounty of Parker County peaches and impressive vendors. Visitors can indulge in peach ice cream, peach cobbler, peach pie, peach tea, peach smoothies, ice cream topped with fresh peaches, or just plain ol’ juicy peaches. More than 200 quality arts and crafts, produce, activity, and food vendors line the streets, with the Parker County courthouse as the backdrop.
Friona Community Center, 601 W. 15th St.
Each year, Friona hosts this fun-filled week that starts with a variety of events for all ages, including archery, concerts in the park, Painting with a Twist, and the annual Bun Run and Walk, and culminates with the big finale: the Cheeseburger Festival Cookoff. Festivalgoers get to enjoy a variety of burgers and a winner is crowned the Best Burger and awarded $1,000.
Bastrop Convention and Exhibit Center, 1408 Chestnut St. B
What started out as a couple of clubs getting together quickly grew into a large event that includes over 300 Corvette owners. In only a few years, the event has tripled in size and continues to grow. Among the highlights is Danny Reed's 1969 Astro Vette once owned by Astronaut Alan L. Bean, music by the Clutch Kings, and parade laps at the Circuit of The Americas Formula 1 track.
Night in Old Fredericksburg and Barbecue Cookoff
Gillespie County Fairgrounds , 530 Fair Drive
Night in Old Fredericksburg at the Gillespie County Fairgrounds features live parimutuel horse racing, a Lone Star Barbecue Society cookoff, and other activities all during the day. Plenty of cold beverages and food are available.
Ice Cream Challenge
Grand Prairie Farmers Market, 120 W. Main St.
Local Grand Prairie charities and organizations go head-to-head to see who has the best homemade ice cream recipe. Sample all of the charities’ homemade ice cream and vote for your favorite. In addition, enjoy live music, shop the farmers market, and help your favorite charity win some well-deserved money.
Celebration of the Arts
Bush Convention Center, 105 N. Main St.
Celebration of the Arts, organized by the Arts Council of Midland, is back for its 39th year. The cornerstone fine art, fine craft event in the Permian Basin, Celebration of the Arts features local artists and entertainers, nonprofit organizations, family activities, and special events throughout the weekend. Friday night offers a ticketed Premier Party showcasing visual artists.
National Day of the American Cowboy
Bandera County Courthouse and Mansfield Park, 500 Main St.; 2886 SH 16
Celebrate the National Day of the American Cowboy with activities at the Bandera County Courthouse lawn. Enjoy chuckwagon storytelling from cowboys on Main Street, wagon rides, pictures with a longhorn, games, shootouts from the Bandera Gunfighters, trick ropers, live music, and special Old West guests, and a medicine show. Ridin' the River Cowboy Fellowship Rodeo takes place at Mansfield Park Arena, with the "Bulls, Barrels, and Breakaway Contest" evening event.
Watermelon Festival and Rodeo
Melon Patch Grounds, 100 Front St.
One of the biggest events in the area, the 85th annual Watermelon Festival and Rodeo draws people from far and wide. Along with plenty of East Texas melons that are as sweet as they come, the festival holds one of the biggest parades in northeastern Texas and includes a street dance, arts and craft booths, a fully sanctioned PRCA rodeo, an antique car show, corn hole, horse shoes, food, wineritas, and bingo.
The Great Texas Mosquito Festival
Clute Municipal Park, 100 Parkview Drive
The Great Texas Mosquito Festival is three days of family fun with a carnival, vendors, barbecue contest, 5K run, tournaments, and the ever-popular mosquito legs and calling contests. The evenings are topped off with live music. Don't forget to take your picture with everyone's favorite mosquito, "Willie-Man-Chew."
Nueces Canyon Old Settlers Reunion
Lindbergh Park, SH HWY 55 at Fifth and Sixth streets
Enjoy this free, family-friendly event in downtown Camp Wood. The 62nd annual event features a parade, live music, and a dance. On Friday, there's the Nueces Canyon ex-students and teacher reunion at Lindbergh Park, with live music. Saturday starts with a parade in downtown Camp Wood. Following the parade, events in Lindbergh Park include the king and queen coronation, the annual pie and salsa contests, and a decades-old washer and horseshoe tournament (fee for washers and horseshoes). Plus, there are several live music and entertainment groups taking to the stage until 4 p.m. Then, vendors offer an excellent selection of artwork, crafts, woodwork, leatherwork, jewelry, candles, paintings, hats, baked goods, stonework, taxidermy, new clothing, handbags, and a variety of food.
Blazin' Beer Crawl
The Georgetown Square, 103 W. Seventh St.
A self-paced walking event, the Blazin' Beer Crawl features craft beer tastings inside retail stores and restaurants. Ticket holders get a map of all of the participating locations and can choose which order to sample and visit merchants. Hot and spicy snacks are available at various participating locations. Restaurants have specials for the day, and food trucks are set up for additional options.
Fiesta 1888: Fiesta Musical
Historic Murphy Street, 105 E. Murphy Ave.
This free concert and street festival on historic Murphy Street celebrates Alpine’s history and has featured storytellers, video interviews, historic exhibits, a tour of homes, music, food, and dancing over the years. This year's featured artist is Grammy Award-winning Tejano legend Augustin Ramirez, “La Ley de Tejas.”
UFO Conference and Festival
This annual event celebrates the history of UFOs and the paranormal in South Texas and throughout the world. Over the years, the festival has featured UFO merchandise, live entertainment, a costume contest, laser light shows, food, and family-friendly activities, while the conference has had some of the most renowned UFO researchers come to speak.
Hatch Chile Fest
Grand Prairie Farmers Market, 120 W. Main St.
Get your hot, roasted Hatch chiles at the Grand Prairie Farmers Market’s annual Hatch Chile Festival. The festival features both raw and roasted Hatch chiles sold by the pound, live music, food, drinks, and other offerings.
Gillespie County Fair
Gillespie County Fairgrounds and Exhibition Hall, 530 Fair Drive
The oldest continuous county fair in Texas marks its 135th year. Enjoy four big days filled with fun events, including a carnival and midway, fair food, livestock judging, agricultural and household exhibits, arts and crafts, antique tractor shows, live music and dancing, and live pari-mutuel horse racing.
Gillespie County Fair Parade
One of the Texas Hill Country’s biggest parades has more than 200 units, marches down Main Street, and kicks off the 135th annual Gillespie County Fair. Bring chairs and arrive early.
Texas Rose Museum, 420 Rose Park Drive
Since its beginning in 1933, the Texas Rose Festival has represented the spirit that brings Tyler together as a community. Rich in heritage and tradition, the Festival offers enchanting ceremonial events including the Queen's Coronation, the ribbon-cutting and rose presentation, the Queen's Tea, and the Rose Parade, all amid a colorful backdrop of roses.
Golden Sweet Potato Festival
Golden Sweet Potato Festival Grounds, 5921 FM 779
What began as a community event and fundraiser has since morphed into one of the largest events in Wood County. It's a time for family and class reunions, and for celebrating the sweet potato harvest. Festivities includes a live sweet potato auction, pageantry, mutton bustin', a 5K, parade, and a gospel night.