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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.


Parks Festival

June 9-11

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.



June 9-July 8

Plaza Theatre Company , 305 S. Anglin St.

Plaza Theatre Company presents the musical "Newsies," inspired by the movie about the newsboys strike of 1899 in New York City. Except for opening night, shows are every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evening, with an afternoon matinee on Saturdays.


Open Pro Rodeo

June 9-10

Kerr County Hill Country Youth Event Center, 3785 SH 27

See exciting rodeo events including bareback and saddle bronc riding, calf roping, team roping, ladies barrel racing, bull riding, calf scramble, and mutton busting for the kids.


Disney's "Newsies"

June 9-11, 16-18, 23-24

Hill Country Arts Foundation, 120 Point Theatre Road

Set in New York City at the turn of the century, the Broadway musical "Newsies" is a rousing tale about Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a ragged band of “newsies,” who dream of a better life far from the hardship of the streets.

Grand Prairie

Summer Fridays at Prairie Playland

June 9-July 28

Traders Village, 2602 Mayfield Road

On Fridays, enjoy live music, activities for kids, and all of the amusement park rides, including the Prairie Screamer, a 85-foot high, 50-mph roller coaster.

Colorado City

A Day in the Park

June 9

Lake Colorado City State Park, 4582 FM 2836

With free admission all day long, bring the family out to hike, bike, or check out what the lake has to offer. Rangers provide a guided hike, a skins and skulls program, and if conditions are right, kayaking.


Texas Blueberry Festival

June 10

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.


Lakeside Legacy Celebration

June 10

Fort Parker State Park, 194 Park Road 28

Celebrate the 100th birthday of Texas State Parks at Fort Parker State Park's community-wide birthday bash. Participate in a wide variety of fun activities for the family including canoe and kayak rides, Cabela's "Catch and Release" fish tank, the "Take Me Fishing" trailer with a scavenger hunt, fishing with a Texas Parks and Wildlife angler, an authentic chuckwagon cooking demonstration, Blackland Prairie Raptor Center's live raptors, tour boat rides, and a tour of Fort Parker Lake on the Cynthia Ann pontoon boat.


Historic Sixth Celebration

June 10

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

June 10

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.


Lakeside Legacy Celebration

June 10

Fort Parker State Park, 194 Park Road 28

In addition to enjoying the sights and sounds of beautiful Fort Parker State Park, find a variety of fun activities for the family to enjoy such as chuckwagon Dutch oven cooking, boat tours of Fort Parker Lake, canoe and kayak classes, archery and atlatl classes, Touch-a-Truck, a live raptor program, paddle board exploration, fishing, birding, and guided hikes.


Tomato Festival

June 10

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.


Model Railroad Camp

June 14-16

Lehnis Railroad Museum, 700 E. Adams St.

Young train enthusiasts learn how to build a model train, learn train operations, and hear from actual railroad workers.


Juneteenth Celebration

June 16-17

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.


Blueberry Picking

June 16-July 16

Lake Creek Blueberry Farm, 1471 FM 321

Visit Lake Creek Blueberry Farm in Montalba for a day of blueberry picking and family fun. As in past years, the farm offers pre-picked and you-pick options.


Salado Springs Craft Beer Festival

June 17

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.


Ancient Art

June 17

Brown County Museum of History, 209 N. Broadway St.

Explore Native American cave art and try your hand at creating your own.


Juneteenth Celebration

June 17

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.


Juneteenth Celebration

June 17

Sherman Municipal Grounds and Martin Luther King Park, 405 N. Rusk St.; 1120-1198 N. Broughton St.

Sherman's Juneteenth celebration features live music, a parade, and delicious food. Bring your family and join in commemorating the anniversary of the end of slavery in Texas.


Father's Day Train Excursion

June 18

Grapevine Vintage Railroad, 705 S. Main St.

Hop aboard the Grapevine Vintage Railroad and experience a one-of-a-kind adventure on the rails. For Father's Day, take Dad on a special hourlong train excursion.

Falcon Heights

Family Adventure Fest

June 22

Falcon State Park, 146 Park Road 46

This one-day event is full of wild activities for everyone to enjoy at the park. Outdoor activities for all ages focus on different skills such as archery, kayaking, fishing, outdoor cooking, camping, and hiking.

El Paso

Viva! El Paso

June 23-Aug. 5

McKelligon Canyon Amphitheatre, 1331 McKelligon Canyon Road

Enjoy El Paso’s outdoor musical extravaganza, in the McKelligon Canyon Amphitheatre. This colorful musical spectacular celebrates the four major cultures that have influenced the City of the Sun. The Native American, the Spanish Conquistador, the Mexican, and the Western American cultures and their histories come alive through drama, song, and dance by a cast of over 50 performers.

Fort Worth

Water Lantern Festival

June 24

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.

Van Horn

Frontier Days

June 24-25

Van Horn City Park, Third and Austin streets

Family fun commences in Van Horn with swimming, school reunions, games, historic tours, vendors, and an outdoor dance.

Cedar Park

Greater Austin Comic Con

June 24-25

H-E-B Center at Cedar Park , 2100 Avenue of the Stars

Celebrate all things pop culture. This event includes vendors, gaming competitions, cosplay contests, a superhero-themed car show, and lots of entertainment for kids. Get up close and personal with movie and TV stars, sports stars, world-renowned cosplay artists, game developers, comic book creators, and artists and writers.


Frontier Times Fourth Sunday Jamboree

June 25

Frontier Times Museum, 510 13th St.

On the fourth Sunday of each month, the Frontier Times Museum hosts this afternoon jamboree with live music, storytelling, and fun for all ages.


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.


Texas Shakespeare Festival

June 30-July 30

Van Cliburn Auditorum, 1200 Henderson Blvd.

The Texas Shakespeare Festival is East Texas' only professional theater company. The festival is a summer repertory company producing two Shakespeare plays, a non-Shakespearean classic, a musical, and a production for children. The main stage productions are produced in rotating repertory Thursday through Sunday, with an afternoon matinee and an evening performance each day. This summer's list of shows are: "The Comedy of Errors," "Pride and Prejudice," "Lear," and "Something Rotten." Additionally, the children's play "Todrick the Not-So-Terrible" has its world premiere.


Extreme Dwarfanators Wrestling

June 30

Kerr County Hill Country Youth Event Center, 3785 SH 27

See high-flying aerials and death-defying maneuvers as the world’s smallest wrestlers compete for the title. The event is a celebration of timeless Lucha Libre traditions and what the future holds for the culture, all wrapped up in a family-friendly environment suitable for everyone.


Family Day: Art Outside the Box

July 1

Temple Railroad and Heritage Museum, 315 W. Avenue B

Art is more than just paintings and sculptures. Sometimes art is unconventional and comes in many shapes and sizes. Join in to explore the world of different art forms such as dancing, tattoo art, and graffiti.


Big Bang Celebration

July 1

Fisherman's Park and Downtown, 1200 Willow St.

The inaugural Big Bang Celebration features live music, concessions, and fireworks at dusk. Bastrop's Main Street hosts a cornhole tournament starting after the Pet and Pal Parade in the morning. Bastrop Big Bang Bingo offers a chance for visitors to complete downtown bingo cards to be entered into a prize drawing. Lastly, Market Days takes place downtown with sidewalk vendors selling handmade items.

San Antonio

"The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical"

July 1-Aug. 6

Magik Theatre, 420 S. Alamo St.

Adapted from the book "The Lightning Thief" by Rick Riordan, this musical tells the story of the half-blood son of a Greek god, Percy Jackson, and the newly discovered powers he cant control, a destiny he doesn't want, and the monsters on his trail. Featuring a thrilling original rock score, the musical is an action-packed mythical adventure worthy of the gods.


What a Blast

July 1

Don Harrington Discovery Center, 1200 Striet Drive

Launch your family's Independence Day week with a bang. Celebrate the holiday with combustions and explosions every half-hour, all-American treats, and patriotic crafts and activities for all ages.


Mansfield Rocks

July 3

Big League Dreams, 500 Heritage Parkway South

Celebrate the Fourth of July at Mansfield's annual Independence Day extravaganza. View the fireworks display from Big League Dreams or by the pools and slides of Hawaiian Falls.


Celebrate America Independence Day Fireworks Show

July 3

Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, 13590 SH 110 S.

This annual Independence Day family event features live music, entertainment for the kids, free hotdogs, watermelon, food vendors, and a fireworks show at dusk. Organizers are accepting canned food items for local food banks.


Freedom Fest

July 3

Veterans Honor Park, 191 Raymond St.

Enjoy music in the park just like the good ol' days. Bring your cooler, lawn chairs, blankets, and snacks, and then listen and dance to tunes of Texas Unlimited Band and The Lost Cause Band. Be sure to visit the Veterans Honor Memorial and military tank display while you're at the park. There is a M728 Combat Engineer Vehicle, an M110 Tracked Howitzer, M113 Ambulance, and M901 TOW Missile Battery on display.


Lights on the Lake

July 3

Pecan Grove Park West, 3200 Canyon Creek Drive

The city of Sherman hosts its 14th annual Lights on the Lake at Pecan Grove West Park. Grab your lawn chairs, friends, and family, and get there early to enjoy the food vendors and family-friendly Kids Alley. Then stick around when the sun goes down for a concert and the fireworks show.


Spring Ho Festival

July 3-9

Various locations

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 Firework Extravaganza

July 4

Grapevine Lake, 2520 Oak Grove Park

Celebrate the Fourth of July by watching fireworks over Lake Grapevine.


Fourth of July Celebration

July 4

Lake Pat Cleburne, Lakeshore Drive

Cleburne Chamber of Commerce hosts its annual Fourth of July celebration at Lake Pat Cleburne with vendors and food trucks available in the evening along Lakeshore Drive When it gets dark, the fireworks show gets underway.

South Padre Island

Fourth of July Fireworks

July 4

South Padre Island Entertainment District, 211 W. Whiting St.

Celebrate the Fourth of July with a spectacular display of lights over the bay.


Fourth of July Parade

July 4

Main Street

Originally started in 1991 by a group of community-minded friends, this small-town patriotic parade has grown over the years to be one that is loved by many. The parade begins in the morning, heading east on Main Street to the National Museum of the Pacific War. It then makes a U-turn and goes west on Main all the way to Bowie Street. Bring your lawn chairs for a great seat or use the tailgate of your pick-up.

Fourth of July Fireworks

July 4

Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park, 432 Lady Bird Drive

The city of Fredericksburg hosts this fireworks show to celebrate Independence Day. Multiple viewing areas are available inside the park and at the Gillespie County Fairgrounds. Guests are encouraged to bring their own eats, drinks, and lawn chairs for seating.


July Fourth Red, White and Free Festival

July 4

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.


Red, White, and Buda

July 4

Buda Amphitheater and City Park, 100 San Antonio St.

Celebrate the Fourth of July and Independence Day at this event that features a bike parade, live music, vendors, food, and a fireworks show to end the day.


Fouth on the River

July 4

Louise Hays Park, 202 Thompson Drive

This annual Independence Day celebration consists of a concert, vendors, and the largest fireworks display in the Texas Hill Country.


Pet Parade

July 4

Bandera City Park, 173 Main St.

Cowboy Capital Pet Assitance League, Inc. presents its 27th annual Pet Parade. Dress up your pets, join the procession, and enter to win the judging contest for Best of the Wild West, Most Original, Look-A-Like, and other categories.


All-American Fourth

July 4

Red Tail Pavilion, 2801 E. Spring Creek Parkway

Make a day of it and celebrate Independence Day with family fun at Plano’s All-American Fourth. The holiday event is in full swing with food, fireworks, and a “different” kind of parade, with rotary clubs presenting the city’s first static parade comprised of parked floats instead of moving ones. Bring a blanket or lawn chair to enjoy the show. Food and drinks are available for purchase. Be sure to explore the vendor market and the free kids' zone.


July Fourth Celebration

July 4

Rockport Beach, 100 Seabreeze Drive

Get in a celebratory mood as you view the patriotic boat parade at noon. Best views are from Broadway Street adjacent to Little Bay or directly across from the north end of Rockport Beach. The Wendell Family Fireworks Show is held at dark in the evening.

Corpus Christi

Mayor’s Fourth of July Big Bang Celebration

July 4

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.


First Friday: Independence Day

July 7

Downtown Temple, Main Street

On the first Friday of every month, historic downtown Temple transforms into a giant party. Enjoy street music and live performances, drinks, food, and after-hours shopping. This specific First Friday has a patriotic theme.


"The Elevator Family"

July 7-16

Honey McGee Playhouse, 313 W. Mulberry St.

Theatricks presents "The Elevator Family." When the quirky Wilson family goes on vacation, they visit a nice hotel—and then decide to take up residence in the elevator. They quickly turn their tiny space into a cozy home nicknamed "Otis" where they play pick-up sticks, have meals delivered, and entertain guests. But when the Wilsons suspect that a kidnapped girl may be hidden in the hotel, they may face their biggest challenge yet.


Ice Cream Social

July 8

Nash Farm, 626 Ball St.

Enjoy a sweet treat out at Nash Farm. This family-oriented event features hand-cranked ice cream, 1920s music, antique cars, lawn games, and other old-fashioned festivities.


Cheeseburger Festival

July 9-15

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.


PGA High School Golf National Invitational

July 10-12, 17-19

Omni PGA Frisco Resort, 4341 PGA Parkway

The invitation-only tournament field consists of the top high school golfers from across the country who have won their respective state championships as a team or as an individual. Champions are crowned following the three-day 54-hole stroke play event. The championship brings together a wide variety of golfers from nearly all 50 states with the girls event taking place on July 10-12 and the boys competing July 17-19.


Dino Day

July 15

Brown County Museum of History, 209 N. Broadway

Discover the prehistoric world of dinosaurs with crafts, fun activities, and special presentations.


Christmas in July Jeep Toy Drive

July 15

Bridgeport Main Street , 1102 Halsell St.

Jeep and four-wheel drive vehicles parade from Northwest OHV Park and head to downtown Bridgeport for a free summer concert. Headlining the concert is Texas country artist Chris Knight. The event is a toy drive benefiting the Bridgeport Santa Cops Program. A toy or a $20 cash donation serves as entry at the Northwest OHV Park.

Grand Prairie

Ice Cream Challenge

July 15

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.


"Disney's Little Mermaid"

July 21-30

Leo J. Welder Center for the Performing Arts, 214 N. Main St.

Theatre Victoria presents the musical about a young mermaid who longs to leave her ocean home and live in the world above, with songs from the Disney hit movie.


Celebration of the Arts

July 21-23

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.


"Matilda the Musical"

July 21-23, 28-30

Palestine Community Theatre , 213 W. Crawford St.

Based on the Roald Dahl classic, this musical's narrative centers on Matilda Wormwood, a precocious 5-year-old girl with the gift of telekinesis, who loves reading, overcomes obstacles caused by her family and school, and helps her teacher to reclaim her life.

Sabine Pass

Kids Fish

July 22

Sea Rim State Park, 19335 S. Gulfway Drive

At this annual event, children between the ages of 1 and 12 receive a free fishing rod and T-shirt while supplies last. Kids can then use that rod to catch as many fish as they can to compete for prizes. Volunteers are on the beach to record size and number of fish caught for each kid as well as provide bait and fishing advice.


Frontier Times Fourth Sunday Jamboree

July 23

Frontier Times Museum, 510 13th St.

On the fourth Sunday of each month, the Frontier Times Museum hosts this afternoon jamboree with live music, storytelling, and fun for all ages.


Watermelon Festival and Rodeo

July 27-29

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

July 27-29

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."


Hot Summer Nights Antique Tractor Pull

July 29

The AgriCultural Museum and Arts Center, 102 City Park Road

The Boerne AgriCultural Museum and Arts Center hosts their summer antique tractor pull event. Come out and watch antique tractors from around Texas as they compete to pull the heaviest weight the furthest distance.


First Friday: Summer Sizzle

Aug. 4

Downtown Temple, Main Street

On the first Friday of every month, historic downtown Temple transforms into a giant party. Join along for live music and performances, great drinks, delicious food, and after-hours shopping.

Family Day: Dig It!

Aug. 4

Temple Railroad and Heritage Museum, 315 W. Avenue B

Join along for a special rendition of the annual Dig It! Family Day and explore the seafaring world of the Vikings. Take a step into the past to learn more about ancient Norse people and their way of life.

Camp Wood

Nueces Canyon Old Settlers Reunion

Aug. 4-5

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.



Aug. 5-6

Amarillo Civic Center, 401 S. Buchanan St.

Amarillo's original pop culture convention, AMA-CON is a celebration of comics, sci-fi, anime, gaming, and everything else that is geeky and awesome.


UFO Conference and Festival

Aug. 11-12

Various locations

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.


AIA Sandcastle Competition

Aug. 12-13

East Beach Park, 1923 Boddeker Road

Members of the Houston chapter of the American Institute of Architects hit the sand and build for hours to win the Golden Bucket Award. Structures remain in place for Sunday viewing.


Wildlife Weekend

Aug. 19

Don Harrington Discovery Center, 1200 Striet Drive

Don Harrington Discovery Center hosts monthly Wildlife Weekends, special animal-focused presentations that educate kids about wildlife. This month, the center partners with Wildwest Wildlife Rehabilitation to bring the wild indoors with activities and demonstrations, a guided hike at Wildcat Bluff, and science activities.


Kerrville River Roadster Show

Aug. 26

Louise Hays Park, 202 Thompson Drive

This event is open to cars of all sizes, colors, and speeds. Bring the family out to enjoy a beautiful night under the stars with cars, music, food, and fun.


Frontier Times Fourth Sunday Jamboree

Aug. 27

Frontier Times Museum, 510 13th St.

On the fourth Sunday of each month, the Frontier Times Museum hosts this afternoon jamboree with live music, storytelling, and fun for all ages.


"Willy Wonka the Musical"

Sept. 22-24, 29-30; Oct 1, 6-8

Bastrop Opera House, 711 Spring St.

Roald Dahl’s "Willy Wonka" follows the enigmatic candy manufacture as he stages a contest by hiding golden tickets in five of his scrumptious candy bars. Whomever comes up with these tickets wins a free tour of the Wonka factory, as well as a lifetime supply of candy.


Formula 1 United States Grand Prix

Oct. 20-22

Circuit of The Americas, 9201 Circuit of the Americas Blvd.

The pinnacle of motorsports returns to Texas for a three-day celebration of speed and sound. The Formula 1 United States Grand Prix provides an action-packed experience that fuses world-class racing with major championship implications. This year’s event includes the first F1 Sprint race on American soil, as one of six sprint races in the 2023 season, and concerts by The Killers and Queen + Adam Lambert.


Spooktacular Trick-or-Treat Trail

Oct. 26

Clute Municipal Park, 100 Parkview Drive

Drive through Clute Municipal Park and trick-or-treat your way through to see the sights and sounds of the Spooky Trail.

San Antonio

Dia De Los Muertos Celebrando Las Misiones

Oct. 28

Mission Marquee Plaza, 3100 Roosevelt

Over the years, the annual Dia de los Muertos celebration has featured live performances, interactive and educational workshops, arts and crafts activities for kids including face painting, vendors and artisans, and a community altar.


Texas Book Festival and Texas Teen Book Festival

Nov. 11-12

Texas State Capitol Grounds, 1100 Congress Ave.

The Texas Book Festival has evolved into one of the premier literary events in the country and hosts about 250 authors each year. Join other bookworms for readings, panel discussions, signings, cooking demonstrations, live music, local food, YA authors, children’s activities, and other literary-related fun.


Christmas in the Park

Dec. 8-9

Clute Municipal Park, 100 Parkview Drive

Christmas in the Park is an event that gets the whole family in the holiday spirit—from watching performances by local choirs and dance groups to fixing s'mores by the crackling fire to a visit with Santa. The drive-thru holiday light display is available the entire month of December.

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