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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

Outlaws and Legends Music Fest

March 19-20

The 10th annual Outlaws and Legends Music Fest, benefiting Ben Richey Boys Ranch, returns to the Bac...

Alvin

Alvin Rotary Frontier Day

April 22-24

The 47th annual Frontier Day, presented by the Alvin Rotary Club, features the popular Frontier Day ...

Austin

South by Southwest

March 16-21

The annual tech, film, music, and comedy festival in the capital city moves to an all-online format....

Moontower Comedy Festival

April 16-17, May 15-16, June 25-26

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

Bat Fest

Aug. 29, 2021

Come see 1.5 million Mexican free-tailed bats emerge from under the Congress Avenue Bridge at dusk. ...

Moontower Comedy Festival

Sept. 22-25, 2021

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

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

11th Street Cowboy Mardi Gras

Feb. 3-7

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

Ham Rodeo

March 12-13

This annual rodeo features vendors, wild hogs, barbecue, a Friday night concert, and interactive act...

Stampede Days Arts and Crafts Fair

May 29-30

Enjoy this arts and crafts fair that features live entertainment on the courthouse lawn....

RiverFest

June 26

Kayak races and rentals, a river rodeo, a car show, live music, children's activities, and a barbecu...

Boerne

Bierfest

April 3

The fourth annual Bierfest serves up great brews, food, live music, games, art displays, and an auct...

Burton

Cotton Gin Festival

April 17

The 32nd annual festival starts off with the Main Street parade and includes the children’s bicycl...

Chappell Hill

Official Bluebonnet Festival of Texas

April 10-11

Declared the official State of Texas Bluebonnet Festival by the Texas Legislature, the festival boas...

Columbus

Magnolia Days Festival

May 14-15

Held on the courthouse square under the shade of 100-year-old live oak and magnolia trees, the Magno...

Corpus Christi

Buc Days

April 29-May 9

Since 1938, the Buccaneer Commission, a nonprofit organization, has annually staged the Buccaneer Da...

Dallas

Blooms Festival: “America the Beautiful”  

Feb. 20-April 11

Named by Architectural Digest as one of the "15 Breathtaking Botanical Gardens to Visit This Season,...

Del Rio

Birding the Border Festival

April 29-May 2

Taking place each spring in Val Verde and Kinney counties and hosted by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension...

Fort Worth

Food and Wine Festival

April 8-11

The three-day event honors the distinctive nature of Fort Worth cooking, food, beverage, and culinar...

Fortress Festival

April 24-25

Diplo and Miguel are just a couple of the artists scheduled to perform at this event that bills itse...

Mayfest

April 29-May 2

Fun for the whole family, the annual Mayfest takes place in Trinity Park located off of University D...

Fredericksburg

Mud Dauber Festival and Chili Cookoff

March 20

Named in honor of the pesky insect, this open chili cookoff and live music festival shows why Lucken...

Hill Country Film Festival

May 6-9

Celebrate independent film at this annual festival that screens more than 85 independent films and o...

175th Anniversary Opening Weekend Ceremonies

May 7-9

The town of Fredericksburg is throwing a big three-day bash for its 175th birthday. The festivities ...

Crawfish Festival

May 28-30

Sponsored by the Fredericksburg Jaycees, this festival serves up great Cajun food, live music, and a...

Fulton

Oysterfest

March 4-7

This event features live entertainment, food, arts and crafts, a carnival and parade, and men's and ...

Galveston

Mardi Gras! Galveston - CANCELED

Feb. 5-7, 12-14, 16

Galveston is home to the third largest Mardi Gras celebration in the country. The island’s 110th M...

Hallettsville

Polka and Sausage Fest

March 26-28

Do you love Polka music? Do you love sausage? Stop by the Polka and Sausage Fest for both, plus lots...

Helotes

Cornyval and PRCA Rodeo

April 29-May 2

For more than 50 years, Helotes has been celebrating its corn crops with Cornyval, a growing festiva...

Houston

Creole Heritage Festival

Feb. 20

Guests experience a full day of live music, an assortment of flavorful food from restaurants and foo...

Livestock Show and Rodeo

May 4-23

Over the years, more than 2 million people annually attend Houston's livestock show and rodeo. The e...

Comicpalooza

May 21-23

Texas’ largest pop-culture festival draws fans of art, celebrity, comics, films, gaming, and liter...

Kerrville

Renaissance Festival

Jan. 29-31

The Kerrville Renaissance Festival returns for the fifth year with a different look for its three-da...

Folk Festival

May 27-31

Featuring songwriters of national and international acclaim, the Kerrville Folk Festival is the long...

Festival of the Arts

May 29-30

More than 100 artists working in a variety of media including painting, sculpture, jewelry, glass, a...

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