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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.

Abilene

Gay Pride Parade—Denim and Diamonds

Sept. 25

Put on your boots and scoot downtown to the premiere Pride event of Abilene, presented by the Abilen...

Amarillo

Tri-State Fair and Rodeo

Sept. 17-25

This is the largest annual family event in the Texas Panhandle. Fairgoers enjoy fun festivities incl...

Austin

Texas Tribune Festival

Sept. 20-25

The Texas Tribune Festival is a multi-day celebration of big, bold ideas about politics, public poli...

Moontower Comedy Festival

Sept. 22-25, 2021

Established in 2011, this festival offers a diverse mix of comedians, podcasts, and performers from ...

TinyFest Texas

Sept. 25-26

Bring your family and friends to tour tiny houses, van conversions, skoolies (renovated school buses...

Austin City Limits Music Festival

Oct. 1-3, 8-10

One of the country's largest celebrations of live music, the Austin City Limis Music Festival return...

Texas Book Festival

Oct. 25-31

The Texas Book Festival has evolved into one of the premier literary events in the country and hosts...

Food and Wine Festival

Nov. 5-7, 2021

The annual culinary extravaganza offers three days of delicious food and wine along with panels and ...

Bandera

Cajun Festival

Sept. 25

This year marks the 40th annual Medina Lake Cajun Festival. Born in 1981 as the great Gumbo Cookoff,...

Rumble On The River

Oct. 1-3

This three-day event held at Bandera's Mansfield Park consists of tent camping, a poker run, vendors...

11th Street Cowboy Mardi Gras

Feb. 16-19

Four days of Cajun and cowboy fun start on Wednesday night with Cajun Steak Night. Thursday night fe...

Beaumont

Mardi Gras of Southeast Texas

Feb. 24-27

It's Mardi Gras season and Beaumont knows how to celebrate with parades, concerts, delicious Cajun f...

Belton

Bacon, Blues and Brews

Sept. 24-25

Featuring bacon, blues music, and brews, this festival kicks off with food trucks and music from The...

Boerne

Bierfest

Sept. 25

A ticket gets you 10 pours in your sampling stein from a choice of more than 25 of the best craft br...

Bowie

Chicken and Bread Days Heritage Festival

Oct. 2

The 26th annual Chicken and Bread Days Heritage Festival welcomes hundreds of visitors to Bowie. Thi...

Brenham

Texas Arts and Music Festival

Oct. 15-17

Held annually the third weekend in October in historic downtown Brenham, the festival celebrates Tex...

Chappell Hill

Scarecrow Festival

Oct. 9-10

The Chappell Hill Historical Society hosts this annual event that places visitors in the magical lan...

Clifton

FallFest

Oct. 16

Autumn's return is greeted with a smile and the 20th annual FallFest. Set along downtown Clifton's h...

Clute

Harvest Fun Fest

Oct. 28

This annual event features fun for the whole family, with children's costume contests, games, a cook...

Coleman

Fiesta de La Paloma

Oct. 1-3

The Miss Coleman County Scholarship Pageant, along with food and craft vendors, a car show, a sancti...

Concan

Fall Festival on the Frio

Nov. 9

A day of family fun by the Frio River, this fall-themed festival features food trucks, craft vendors...

Dale

Old Settler's Music Festival

Oct. 21-24

Jamestown Revival, Jade Bird, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Sam Bush, Bob Schneider, and James McMurtry are jus...

Dallas

State Fair of Texas

Sept. 24-Oct. 17

At 24 consecutive days, the State Fair of Texas is the longest-running fair in the nation, as well a...

Elgin

Hogeye Stroll

Oct. 21

Enjoy the Hogeye Stroll in downtown Elgin with the Pearls Before Swine Art Show and Hogalicous desse...

Hogeye Festival

Oct. 23

Held on the fourth Saturday of October, the annual Hogeye Festival offers "pigtivities" that include...

Ennis

Autumn Daze Festival

Oct. 30-31

Celebrate the fall season with family-friendly activities, shopping, food, and live entertainment. T...

Fredericksburg

Fall Festival at Wildseed Farms

Sept. 25

At this annual festival find a wide selection of pumpkins and fall decor items, live music, pumpkin ...

Lone Star Gourd Festival

Oct. 1-3

Sponsored by the Texas Gourd Society, the Lone Star Gourd Festival brings artists and crafters from ...

Oktoberfest

Oct. 1-3

Celebrate the fun and flavor of Fredericksburg's German heritage at the 49th annual Oktoberfest, fea...

Texas Mesquite Arts Festival

Oct. 8-10

At this festival, the world's largest selection of original mesquite art, sculpture, furniture, turn...

Knights of Columbus Bestfest

Oct. 16

Not quite Oktoberfest but the Bestfest, with specialty beer and sausage tastings, live music, prizes...

Food and Wine Fest

Oct. 21-23

This 30th annual event celebrates Fredericksburg and Texas food and wine with musical entertainment,...

Texas Hill Country Cowboy Gathering

Nov. 12-13

An event for all ages, come listen to songwriters, poets, balladeers, and artists who pay tribute to...

Freeport

Frightfest

Oct. 28

A haunted drive-thru trail, a spooky car decoration contest, goodie bags, and a free scary yet famil...

Frisco

Oktoberfest

Oct. 2

This family-friendly traditional Oktoberfest celebration features live music, a marktplatz with 100 ...

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