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Abilene

24fps International Short Film Festival (CANCELED)

Nov. 6-7

This unique short film festival, now in its 21st year, is a juried competition for student and indep...

Arlington

River Legacy Fall Festival

Oct. 10-11

A family-friendly fall festival combines the best of After Dark in the Park and the city’s Eco-Fes...

Austin

Austin City Limits Music Festival (CANCELED)

Oct. 2-4, 9-11

One of the country's largest celebrations of live music, this two-weekend, six-day festival brings t...

Virtual Texas Book Festival

Oct. 31-Nov. 15

For the first time ever, the 2020 Texas Book Festival Weekend is being held entirely online. This vi...

Food and Wine Festival

Nov. 13-15

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

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 ...

Bowie

Chicken and Bread Days Heritage Festival

Oct. 3

Bringing back the history of the community, this daylong family-friendly event has become a downtown...

Brenham

Texas Arts and Music Festival

Oct. 16-18

Watch a muralist’s creative magic appear on the exterior wall of another building in historic down...

Fall Festival of Roses

Nov. 6-7

Eight acres of award-winning display gardens provide the lush setting for this annual festival. The ...

Bryan

Messina Hof Wine and Roses Festival

Oct. 17 rescheduled date

Located at the Messina Hof estate winery, this weekend festival celebrates the 36th anniversary of t...

Cameron

Steak, Stein, and Wine Festival (CANCELED)

Oct. 24

Join the Cameron Chamber of Commerce for this annual event that's packed with activities, entertainm...

Chappell Hill

Scarecrow Festival

Oct. 10-11

Chappell Hill's magical land of scarecrows is back, and this year's festival boasts more than 250 ju...

Coleman

Deer Hunters Festival

Nov. 6

Coleman County shows its appreciation for hunters and the hunting industry with a barbecue dinner th...

Corpus Christi

Surftober Fest

Oct. 3

Corpus Christi's coastal spin on Oktoberfest, Surftoberfest, is a celebration rich in German culture...

Texas Jazz Festival (CANCELED)

Oct. 17

This year marks the 60th anniversary of the festival. Due to COVID-19, the festival has changed to a...

Dia De Los Muertos

Oct. 31

Corpus Christi celebrates “Day of the Dead” every year at this downtown street festival. This tr...

Greek Food Festival

Nov. 6-8

Baklava, gyros, and music await you at this annual festival, where you can immerse yourself in the f...

Jewish Food Festival

Nov. 14-15

This annual festival celebrates Jewish culture through its food and includes live music and shopping...

Buc Days

Nov. 19-29

A Corpus Christi tradition for 83 years, this culturally diverse event grabs the attention of South ...

Food and Wine Festival

Nov. 21

Get your palate ready to taste wine from vineyards across the state of Texas and hang out in Herita...

Dallas

Texas State Fair (CANCELED)

Sept. 25-Oct. 18

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

Dripping Springs

Hill Country Living Festival and Rainwater Revival

Oct. 24

Celebrate the art of catching the rain and living lightly, responsibly, and beautifully in the Texas...

Edom

Arts Festival

Oct. 10-11

For 48 years the small artists’ community of Edom in East Texas has hosted a festival for working ...

Elgin

Hogeye Stroll

Oct. 22

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

Hogeye Festival

Oct. 24

The annual festival is held the fourth Saturday of October in Historic Downtown Elgin and features h...

Fredericksburg

Oktoberfest

Oct. 2-4

Oompah at its best! Celebrate Fredericksburg’s German heritage with food and drink, dance contests...

Lone Star Gourd Festival

Oct. 2-4

A three-day event featuring a gourd art competition, gourd art sales, gourd supplies, technique clas...

Knights of Columbus Bestfest

Oct. 17

Not quite Oktoberfest but the best fest with specialty beer and sausage tastings, live music, polka ...

Food and Wine Fest

Oct. 22-24

Celebrating its 30th year, the Fredericksburg Food and Wine Fest is a grand celebration of Texas foo...

Food and Wine Fest

Oct. 22-24

The 30th annual Food and Wine Fest is a grand celebration of Texas food and wine with musical entert...

Texas All-Star Big Band Bash

Nov. 12-15

At the 23rd annual Texas All-Star Big Band Bash, enjoy two nights of rocking concerts with proceeds ...

Texas Hill Country Cowboy Gathering

Nov. 13-14

This two-day festival of song, story, poetry, and art features internationally acclaimed, regional, ...

Galveston

Wild Texas Shrimp Festival (postponed)

Oct. 17 (new date)

Galveston Island is a seafood lover’s paradise all year round, but this September brings foodies a...

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.
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