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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.

Anson

Party in the Park

Sept. 25

Join in for a day of entertainment in a family-friendly environment. Live bands are playing, and kid...

Austin

2021 Formula 1 Aramco United States Grand Prix

Oct. 22-24

Get ready for a spectacle of speed and sound when Formula 1 returns to Texas. The race weekend exper...

Trail of Lights

Nov. 28-Jan. 3

The 57th annual Austin Trail of Lights, the longest-running holiday tradition in the state capital, ...

Bandera

Cowboy Capital Opry

Sept. 7, Oct. 5, Nov. 2

Held on the first Tuesday of every month, the audience listens to about two hours of Grand Ol' Opry-...

Cowboys On Main

Sept. 11, 18, 25; Oct. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; Nov. 6, 13, 20, 27

Every Saturday, visitors can see and take pictures of Redneck the Longhorn, visit with Kelly Scott a...

Frontier Times Jamboree

Sept. 26, Oct. 24, Nov. 28

Join this jamboree on the fourth Sunday of each month for live music, storytelling, and fun for all ...

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...

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...

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...

Corpus Christi

Holly-Days at the Gardens

Nov. 26-27

Honor the joys of the season around a beautiful 20-foot, fresh-cut, lighted fir tree. View lighted d...

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...

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 ...

Monarch Celebration at Wildseed Farms

Oct. 10

At this fun and educational event for the whole family, celebrate the monarch butterfly migration wi...

Knights of Columbus Bestfest

Oct. 16

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

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...

Eisbahn Outdoor Ice Skating

Nov. 26-Jan. 2, 2022

Since 2008, this annual seasonal outdoor ice skating rink has been an integral part of the Christmas...

Freeport

Frightfest

Oct. 28

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

Veterans Day Parade

Nov. 11

Salute military veterans at the city of Freeport's Veterans Day Parade....

Frisco

Hall of Fame Induction Weekend Concert featuring Willie Nelson

Oct. 2

Willie Nelson headlines the National Soccer Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Weekend Concert. This ye...

Christmas in the Square

Nov. 26-Jan. 2, 2022

The largest choreographed lights and music display in North Texas draws over 750,000 visitors annual...

Fulton

Oysterfest

March 3-6, 2022

(Event postponed to March 3-6, 2022) This event features live entertainment, food, arts and crafts, ...

Galveston

Galveston Island Wild Texas Shrimp Festival

Sept. 24-25

Featuring some of the best shrimp gumbo the Gulf Coast has to offer, this year’s festival serves u...

Grapevine

Train Excursions

Sept. 1-Nov. 22

The Grapevine Vintage Railroad travels along the Historic Cotton Belt Route between Grapevine and th...

Day Out With Thomas Train Rides

Sept. 24-26, Oct. 1-3

Take a special ride with Thomas the Tank Engine complete with storytelling and Sir Topham Hatt. ...

Nash Farm Fall Roundup

Oct. 16

Jump feet-first into fall during Grapevine’s Historic Nash Farm’s Fall Roundup. This family-frie...

Butterfly Flutterby

Oct. 16

Witness hundreds of butterflies being released into the wild as they migrate to Mexico at the 24th a...

Nash Farm's Bewitched by the Barn

Oct. 22

Enjoy a night at Nash Farm's historic barn for tales of old, popcorn and cider, and stories that get...

Veterans Day Parade

Nov. 6

You're invited to honor military veterans at the Veterans Day Parade in historic downtown Grapevine....

Carol of Lights

Nov. 22

Experience the Carol of Lights in front of City Hall, marking the official start to the holiday seas...

Christmas Capital of Texas

Nov. 22-Jan. 6

With over 40 days of festive fun, Grapevine’s charming Christmas setting makes it the must-visit T...

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