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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.

Houston

Studio Menil Presents

April 18

Richmond Hall, 1500 Richmond Ave.

Held at Richmond Hall, Studio Menil Presents is the Menil Collection’s creatively themed, annual spring party which includes colorful cocktails, amusing hors d’oeuvres, and an artfully presented seated dinner, all accompanied by live music. Proceeds from the event directly support the Menil’s operations.

menil.org

Sweetwater

Sweetwater Jaycees Roosters Motorcycle Rally Cookoff and Swap Meet

April 19-21

Lake Sweetwater, County Road 264

The 23rd annual rally and cookoff includes a bike show, bike games, raffles, vendors, a swap meet, poker run, and a cookoff for brisket, pork ribs, beans, chicken, and chili.

rattlesnakeroundup.net/spring-rally.html

Llano

Crawfish Open

April 19-20

Robinson Park , 123 Robinson Park Drive

It’s crawfish season and the Llano Crawfish Open celebrates with great food, arts and crafts, the Crawfish Crawler 5K Walk and Run, a golf tournament, live music, and a motorcycle fun run. More than 22,500 pounds of crawfish are served, so come hungry.

llanocrawfishopen.com

Alpine

Spirits of the West Wine and Beef Fest

April 19-20

Texas winemakers, spirit distillers, and brewmasters come together with beef producers and chefs from across Texas at this open-air festival with lots of live music on the grounds of the Brewster County Courthouse.

spiritsfestwtx.com

Bryan

Pink Moon Dinner At Ronin Farm

April 19-20

Ronin Farm and Restaurant, 363 Creekside Drive

Feast on a nine-course tasting menu based on seasonal ingredients from the gardens of Ronin Farm and other local farms. After the gates open, guests get a tour of the followed by dinner, with the first portion of the meal served in the forest space located next to the barn that’s been converted into a commercial kitchen.

destinationbryan.com

Bee Cave

Texas Whiskey Festival

April 20

Star Hill Ranch, 15000 Hamilton Pool Road

The Texas Whiskey Festival is an opportunity to meet the distillers and master blenders who make Texas whiskey. Over 35 whiskey distilleries from across Texas are on site, and entertainment, cigars, vendors, and a live concert finish the night off.

txwhiskeyfest.com

Austin

Field Guide Festival

April 20

Fiesta Gardens, 2101 Jesse E. Segovia St.

Field Guide Festival is a food systems festival that brings the farmers to you. Find fresh ingredients, grown and harvested by local farmers, prepared by chefs from around the city. Communities are built around tables, and this festival is an expansion of the farm-to-table movement. Experience a weekend of innovative conversation, connection, and cookouts with those who make the Austin food economy special.

fieldguidefest.com

Amarillo

420 Fest

April 20

Exchange Food Park, 2801 Duniven Circle

Amarillo’s annual 420 fest offers music, food trucks, vendors, and fun for the whole family. See local musicians perform and check out artist installations.

visitamarillo.com

Fredericksburg

Fredericksburg VFD Annual Spring Fish Fry

April 20

Marktplatz, 100 W. Main St.

At this annual fundraiser for the Fredericksburg Volunteer Fire Department features a freshly fried catfish dinner with all the trimmings, raffle, silent auction, and music.

fbgtx.org

Mckinney

Empty Bowls McKinney

April 25

McKinney Performing Arts Center, 111 N. Tennessee St.

A showcase of one-of-a-kind bowls handcrafted by professional and student artists helps fight community hunger. Guests enjoy a sampling of gourmet soups prepared by chefs from local restaurants. Each participant takes home a handcrafted bowl.

emptybowlsmckinney.com

Kerrville

Roundup Exhibition and Sale

April 26-May 12

Museum of Western Art, 1550 Bandera Highway

The 41st annual roundup and sale is an exciting weekend full of art, food, drinks, music, and dancing. More than 150 works are for sale from local, regional, and national artists.

museumofwesternart.com

Frisco

Frisco Uncorked

April 27

Frisco Square, 8843 Coleman Blvd.

The fifth annual Frisco Uncorked is a can’t-miss food and wine experience featuring award-winning wineries, delicious local restaurants, shopping with a large variety of fantastic boutiques and artisans, grape stomping competitions, culinary demonstrations led by local chefs, and fun activations.

friscouncorked.com

Ingram

Stonehenge II Celtic Festival and Highland Games

April 27-28

Hill Country Arts Foundation, 120 Point Theatre Road

Learn about Celtic culture while enjoying the festivities that include vendors, clans, music, food, the annual Highland Games, and dancing. The event takes place on the grounds of the Hill Country Arts Foundation which include a replica of Stonehenge that was created by the late Al Shepperd and Doug Hill more than 20 years ago.

hcaf.com

Corsicana

Food Truck Friday: Cinco de Mayo Celebration

May 3

Downtown Corsicana

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo early at Food Truck Friday with a fiesta of flavors, special performances, and an art display featuring the talented students of Corsicana ISD.

visitcorsicana.com

Paris

Slade Baker Memorial Crawfish Cookoff

May 3-4

South Main Iron, 255 First St. SW

This two-day event in downtown Paris offers live music, cold drinks, and all-you-can-eat crawfish. Teams compete in the Crawfish Courtyard, where attendees can dive in head-first to be the judge and the jury in the People’s Choice vote. Mark your calendar, rally your appetite, and join in for a day of mudbug mayhem at the cookoff.

sladebakermemorial.com

Jefferson

Historical Pilgrimage: 19th Century Social Events

May 3-5

Various locations

The Jessie Allen Wise Garden Club hosts the annual Pilgrimage, where visitors can immerse themselves in the 19th century—period attire is optional but fun. The event includes the Friday night Illumination, a ladies tea and Grand Ball on Saturday, and then the Presentation of Colors on Sunday morning.

battleforjefferson.com

El Campo

Crawfish Cookoff and Car Show

May 3-5

El Campo Lost Lagoon, 665 County Road 451

Rev up your engine and appetite and enjoy the best of both worlds at the Crawfish Cookoff and Car Show, featuring delicious crawfish dishes, classic cars, and live music by Whiskey Bent and Trey Cruz.

eclostlagoon.com

Freeport

Cinco de Mayo Celebration

May 4

Freeport Historical Museum, 311 E. Park Ave.

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo in historic downtown Freeport with food trucks, live entertainment, and cultural activities.

freeport.tx.us/page/historical_museum

Mesquite

Cinco de Mayo Celebration

May 4

Front Street Station , 100 W. Front St.

The city of Mesquite and Hispanic Forum of Mesquite celebrate Cinco de Mayo with festivities that begin at noon and include authentic Mexican food, performances by folklórico dancers, live music from mariachi bands and local singers, a kids’ activity area with free arts and crafts and piñata breaks, and a jalapeño-eating contest.

cityofmesquite.com/1750/cinco-de-mayo-celebration

Plano

AsiaFest 2024

May 4

Haggard Park, 901 E. 15th St.

Celebrating Asian American Heritage Foundation, a all-volunteer nonprofit organization, announces AsiaFest, the 20th annual Plano Asian American Heritage Festival. Enjoy family-friendly signature cultural performances from all parts of Asia. Learn about Asian artistic traditions like cooking, visual art, calligraphy, martial arts, origami, and fashion. The festival features a wide variety of food vendors from area restaurants and food trucks.

visitplano.com/event/asiafest-2024

Fort Worth

Tarrant County Heart Ball

May 4

River Crest County Club , 1501 Western Ave.

The American Heart Association invites you to this evening of impact and celebration. Attendees can mingle and connect at the social hour reception, then experience a program featuring inspiring stories of resilience and hope. The event also offers a live auction, cocktails and dessert, live entertainment by Grooveline Dallas, and an opportunity to support the organization’s heart-health mission.

new.event.gives/tarrantcountyheartball

Bandera

Morning Ride with Cowboy Breakfast

May 5, 12, 19, 26

Major Hope Corral, 749 Old Medina Highway

Join Bandera Historical Rides for a Sunday morning cowboy breakfast and horseback ride at Major Hope Corral, a horse rescue center outside of Bandera.

banderahistoricalrides.com

Elgin

Sip, Shop, and Stroll

May 9

Downtown , 104 Depot St.

Sip a little wine and shop as you take an evening stroll through the stores in historic downtown Elgin. Find diverse merchandise, eclectic décor, artwork by local artists, live music, the Elgin Farmers Market, delicious food, and fun, friendly people.

elgintexas.gov

Conroe

Big As Texas Festival

May 10-12

Montgomery County Fairgrounds, 9333 Airport Road

With aspirations as large as the Lone Star State, this new outdoor celebration features a world-class music lineup, Texas vendors and artisans, custom exhibitions, immersive art installations, live-fire grilling, carnival games, and fun for all ages. The lineup of performers includes Thomas Rhett, Dierks Bentley, Dwight Yoakam, Midland, Morgan Wade, and Breland.

bigastexasfest.com

Giddings

Lee County Fair and Charcoal Challenge Barbecue

May 16-18

Lee County Fairgrounds on Hwy 290, 2495 SH 290 West

On the third weekend in May, the Lee County Fair takes center state in Giddings. Activities include live music, shopping, local art and food contests, and a carnival with an antique carousel open for the kids. Friday is Senior Citizens Day and Saturday includes an Armed Forces Day ceremony and parade. At the Charcoal Challenge Barbecue Cookoff, teams from all over Central Texas compete in a variety of foods, drinks, and barbecue.

leecountyfairtx.com

El Campo

Hospice Barbecue Cookoff

May 17-18

El Campo Lost Lagoon, 665 County Road 451

Savor the flavors and support a great cause at the Coleto Creek Barbecue Association Barbecue Cookoff, where the delicious competition benefits Hospice of South Texas. Enjoy the tunes of Jeremiah James as you indulge in a day of fantastic barbecue and community spirit.

eclostlagoon.com

Hico

Texas Steak Cookoff

May 18

Historic Downtown Hico, 129 N. Pecan St.

Cooks work to see who can make the best 12-ounce ribeye steak. Attendees get to enjoy a steak dinner, of course, plus there’s shopping, live entertainment, and a separate wine-tasting event.

texassteakcookoff.com

Austin

Hot Luck Festival

May 23-26

Downtown Austin

Honor the soul, sweat, and DIY diversity of the food and music world. Hot Luck is an eat-with-your-fingers picnic and party experience that highlights open-pit feats of culinary know-how and music in your ears that is as thoughtfully created as the food on your plate. Come hungry, thirsty, and bring your dancin’ boots.

hotluckfest.com

Fredericksburg

Crawfish Festival

May 24-26

Marktplatz, 100 W. Main St.

At this festival on Memorial Day Weekend, indulge on great Cajun food, live music, shopping, and a kids’ carnival. This event is sponsored by the Fredericksburg Jaycees.

fbgcrawfishfestival.com

Rockport

Wine Festival

May 25

Texas Maritime Museum, 1202 Navigation Circle

Enjoy a wide variety of wines, food demonstrations, and specialty food concessions, plus live bands and fun entertainment.

texasmaritimemuseum.org

Bandera

Chuckwagon Dinner and Show

May 26

Flying L Ranch and Resort, 675 Flying L Drive

Fill up on a barbecue dinner with all the fixings. The event includes live country music and dancing, Western entertainment, and other festivities.

flyingl.com

Amarillo

Summer Concert Series

May 28; June 4, 11, 18, 25; July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; Aug. 6

Sam Houston Park, 4101 Line Ave.

Starlight Theater presents free music, local food trucks, vendors, and family-friendly fun on Tuesday evenings at Sam Houston Park from the end of May to the beginning of August.

amarilloparks.org

Yoakum

Tom Tom Festival

May 31-June 2

Yoakum City Park, 105 Kvinta Drive

Kick off your summer in Yoakum style. The 96th annual festival honors the city’s tomato growing heritage with fun activities that include a pageant; parade; carnival; rodeo; barbecue cookoff; car show; 5K run; arts and craft booths; food trucks; a biergarten; cornhole, softball, and domino tournaments; daytime music; and two live performances by headlining country artists with dances to follow at the city park pavilion.

yoakumareachamber.com

Jacksonville

Tomato Festival

May 31-June 8

Various locations

For several days, Jacksonville becomes “Tomatoville.” The festival, marking its 40th anniversary this year, features tomato-eating, salsa, and bloody mary contests; fishing and dodgeball tournaments; a street dance, and many other tomato-centric events.

jacksonvilletexas.com/ tomato-fest

Graham

Food Truck Championship of Texas

June 1

Graham Downtown Square, 608 Elm St.

Food trucks of all varieties take over “America’s Largest Downtown Square” to compete for the coveted grand champion prize and a total payout of $16,000. The day kicks off with the Possum Pedal Bike Ride early in the morning and ends with a ticketed evening concert at the Young County Arena.

foodtruckchampionshipoftexas.com

Junction

Cowboys and Cajuns

June 1

Kimble County Courthouse , 501 Main St.

On the courthouse square, join locals for a crawfish boil and street dance with music provided by Fast Moving Train. Bring your lawn chairs to relax.

junctiontexas.com

Bandera

Market Day

June 1

On the first Saturday of the month, arts and crafts vendors set up their pop-up shops along Main Street. Artists and craftspeople present original works while farmers sell produce, canned goods, and baked items.

banderabusiness.com

Chuckwagon Dinner and Show

June 1-29

Flying L Ranch and Resort, 675 Flying L Drive

A barbecue dinner with all the fixins’, live country music, dancing, and Western entertainment are part of the fun at this chuckwagon dinner and show on Saturday evenings.

flyingl.com

Grand Prairie

Crawfish Boil

June 1

Grand Prairie Farmers Market, 121 W. Main Street

The Grand Prairie Farmers Market hosts its annual Crawfish Boil. Enjoy live music, delicious crawfish, a gift market, arts and crafts vendors, and other fun.

gptx.org/about-grand-prairie/downtown-grand-prairie/farmers-market

San Elizario

Billy the Kid Festival

June 1-2

San Elizario Historic Art District, 1501 Main St.

Visit historic sites, art galleries, museums, vendors, and saloons, and maybe catch an Old West gunfight or performance of the play “1876: Billy the Kid.” The event also has live music and food and drinks

billythekidfestival.com

Bandera

Morning Ride with Cowboy Breakfast

June 2, 9, 16, 23

Major Hope Corral, 749 Old Medina Highway

Join Bandera Historical Rides for a Sunday morning cowboy breakfast and horseback ride at Major Hope Corral, a horse rescue center outside of Bandera.

banderahistoricalrides.com

Cowboy Opry

June 4

Silver Sage, 803 Buck Creek

On the first Tuesday of the month, come see Grand Ole Opry-style entertainment at the Silver Sage senior center, with refreshments and door prizes given out at the event.

silversage.org

The Woodlands

Wine and Food Week

June 5-8

Various locations

Celebrating its 20th year, Wine and Food Week is a multifaceted event that brings world-class chefs, wine pairings, and sommelier-driven tastings to The Woodlands each June.

wineandfoodweek.com

Marfa

Agave Festival

June 6-9

Various locations

This annual festival celebrates the agave and its influence on culture through food, film, music, science, and spirits. Enjoy tastings hosted by agave spirit producers, one-of-a-kind dining experiences, and performances by contemporary and regional musicians.

agavemarfa.com

Fredericksburg

Craft Beer Festival

June 7-8

Marktplatz , 100 block of West Main Street

Save the date for the third annual fundraising festival designed to bring Texas craft beer breweries to town. Admission includes eight tickets, which can be used for beer or beer samples, drinks, food, and merchandise. Music, food vendors, and wine are part of the fun. The Suds and Tastes tent includes chef pairings and cornhole.

fbgcraftbeerfestival.com

New Braunfels

Friday Afternoon Club

June 7-Aug. 30

Gruene Hall, 1281 Gruene Road

Now in its 26th year, this Gruene Hall tradition is where hipsters, oldsters, suits, locals and drifters mix it up to start their weekend. The quintessential Friday happy hour includes great beer prices, prize giveaways, and Texas tunes broadcast live by KNBT 92.1 FM Radio New Braunfels. There’s even a very special guest interview each week.

gruenehall.com

Corsicana

Food Truck Friday

June 7, July 5

Downtown , 224 E. Fifth Ave.

On the first Friday of the month, downtown Corsicana is full of food trucks and live music. Explore culinary adventures with diverse food trucks, enjoy the rhythm of live music, and discover unique finds at the vendor market.

instagram.com/corsicanamainstreet/?hl=en

Lubbock

First Friday Art Trail

June 7, July 5, Aug. 2

Lubbock Cultural District

First Friday Art Trail is a self-guided art tour held in the Lubbock Cultural District in partnership with a variety of art centers, museums, galleries, and businesses. Come out for live music, food trucks, and art from local, national, and international artists.

ffat.org

Boerne

Kickoff to Summer

June 8

Carriage House Gallery, 110 Rosewood Ave.

Carriage House Gallery hosts this kickoff to summer event with art in the heart of Boerne. Enjoy light bites and wine while viewing art and conversing with the artists.

carriagehousegallerytx.com/events

Lake Jackson

Farmers Market

June 8, July 13, Aug. 10

Parking Place Pavilion, 110 S. Parking Place

This monthly farmers market offers locally grown fruits and vegetables, locally roasted coffee, homemade food, handmade products, and other goods.

ljfarmersmarket.com

Corsicana

Mimosas at the Market

June 8, July 13, Aug. 10

Downtown , Beaton Street

Sip, shop, and savor the day with mimosas at the market. Enjoy a delightful blend of shopping and sipping, where every mimosa is a toast to good finds and great company.

visitcorsicana.com

Nacogdoches

Texas Blueberry Festival

June 8

Downtown, 200 E. Main St.

One of the most delicious festivals in the Lone Star State, the Texas Blueberry Festival marks its 34th year with a daylong celebration of the blueberry harvest. As the only state-sanctioned blueberry festival in Texas, this annual event attracts more than 19,000 people to downtown Nacogdoches on the second Saturday in June. Stay for the week or weekend and fill your calendar with a smorgasbord of activities such as live music, blueberry picking, auto exhibits, shopping, and restaurant specials.

texasblueberryfestival.com

East Bernard

Czech Kolache-Klobase Festival

June 8

Riverside Hall, 14643 Buls Road

Enjoy live music and dancing with bands and entertainers performing from morning to night. A plate lunch of barbecue chicken, sausage, sauerkraut, and trimmings is available for purchase. Hamburgers are available in the evening. There are also arts and crafts vendors, a raffle, cake walk, and plenty of kolaches.

kkfest.com

Elgin

Sip, Shop, and Stroll

Jun 13, July 11, Aug. 8

Downtown , 114 Central Ave.

Sip a little wine and shop as you stroll through the stores in historic downtown Elgin. Find diverse merchandise, eclectic décor, artwork by local artists, live music, the Elgin Farmers Market, delicious food, and fun, friendly people.

elgintexas.gov

Lubbock

Un(wine)d with the Arts

June 13, July 11, Aug. 8

LHUCA, 511 Ave. K

U(wine)d with the Arts is a monthly program at LHUCA that occurs the first Thursday after First Friday Art Trail. This event allows you to learn about the current work on display at a slower pace and gives you access to exclusive insight from the LHUCA Curator and staff. 

lhuca.org

Lockhart

Chisholm Trail Roundup

June 13-15

Lockhart City Park, 504 City Park Road

The Chisholm Trail Roundup is Lockhart’s largest annual festival and tourism event. Now celebrating its 51st year, the event has a range of family activities including a petting zoo, pig races, a carnival, rodeo, barbecue cookoff, the Grand Parade in historic downtown, and live entertainment.

lockhartchamber.com/chisholm-trail-roundup

Aransas Pass

Shrimporee

June 14-16

Shrimporee Festival Grounds, 200 E. Johnson Ave.

The annual Shrimporee festival has celebrated the rich heritage of this coastal community for 76 years. The festival pays homage to a time when Aransas Pass was known as the Shrimp Capital of the World. The weekend includes live music on two stages, craft vendors, a live cooking stage serving up shrimp, a carnival, and kids’ zone and several family-friendly activities.

aransaspass.org

Rockport-fulton

Market Days

June 14-16

Rockport Harbor, 100 Sea Breeze Drive

Live music plays throughout the weekend while you peruse over 100 vendors and more than a dozen food trucks and food merchants. There’s seating in the shade for 48 people and you can bring your pets. Come join the fun at the Festival Grounds at Rockport Harbor.

facebook.com/rockportmarket

Palestine

Father’s Day Slow Meat Feast

June 15

The Regan Ranch, 8698 Couty Road 239, Oakwood

Celebrate the father in your life with an evening Argentine-style grilling event. Ranch-raised meats and Argentine specialties are served in an outdoor quincho at a working ranch in East Texas. The meal is eaten over a number of hours as each cut of meat becomes ready. Bring your own wine or beer for the meal, which concludes with a typical Argentine campesino dessert.

theregenranch.com

New Braunfels

Old Gruene Market Days

June 15-16; July 20-21; August 17-18

Gruene Historic District, 1601 Hunter Road

Every month, nearly 100 vendors converge in Gruene Historic District to offer uniquely crafted items and packaged Texas foods.

gruenemarketdays.com

Edinburg

Juneteenth Jubilee

June 15

Promenade Park Amphitheater, 201 W. McIntyre St.

The city of Edinburg and the Edinburg Juneteenth Jubilee Committee invite travelers to this annual Juneteenth celebration, an event showcasing the rich Black heritage of the Rio Grande Valley. Along with commemorating the holiday, festivities include musical performances, arts and crafts vendors, and food vendors.

edinburgarts.com

La Grange

Ammannsville Parish Picnic

June 16

Ammannsville KJT Hall, 7904 Mensik Road

St. John the Baptist Catholic Church celebrates its 134th year with a fried chicken and sausage dinner and music by Mark Halata and Texavia and The Czechaholics.

Plano

Sip and Shop in Downtown Plano

June 20, July 18, Aug. 15

Downtown Plano Arts District, 1021 E. 15th St.

Start at any participating location to pick up a map of the stops. Enjoy wine samples and local art from Plano Art Association.

visitplano.com/events

Edna

Jackson County Winery Tour

June 22

Jackson County Chamber of Commerce, 130 Main St.

Hop on the bus and ride along to taste local wine. The bus stops in Edna and Ganado and visits Lavaca Bluffs Vineyards and Winery.

jacksoncountytexas.com

Baytown

Who Wants to Dance? DJ Nights

June 22, July 20, Aug. 24

Yepez Vineyard, 12739 FM 2354

Visit the Yepez Vineyard for an enchanting evening of rhythm and romance under the starlit skies. This monthly event features the rich flavors of handcrafted premium wines, created with grapes grown in Texas.

yepezvineyard.com

New Braunfels

Frank Schlather Day in Gruene

June 23

Gruene Hall, 1281 Gruene Road

Also known as Frank’s Tranquilizer Hour, this yearly event commemorates the legendary former “mayor” of Gruene with special offers including select domestic beers for 50 cents from noon to 2 p.m.

gruenehall.com

Luling

Watermelon Thump

June 27-30

Watermelon Thump Pavilion, 319 E. Davis St.

For 71 years, Luling has honored hard-working local watermelon farmers with a festival celebrating all things watermelon. Enjoy four days of live music, food booths, pageants, the World Championship Seed Spitting Contest, a carnival, parade, car show, and market.

newsite.watermelonthump.com

Corsicana

Ladies Night

June 27, July 25, Aug. 22

Downtown , Beaton Street

Enjoy complimentary drinks as you explore downtown, sip on your favorite beverages, and indulge in a shopping spree at our local businesses.

visitcorsicana.com

Grand Prairie

Dollar Day and Summer Turf Festival

June 29

Lone Star Park, 1000 Lone Star Parkway

The fan favorite Dollar Day returns to Lone Star Park. Enjoy general admission, Pepsi, hot dogs, popcorn, and beer all for $1 an item. There’s also live music and the featured open condition turf horse races.

lonestarpark.com

Plano

Shopping Days Vendor Market

June 29

Plano Event Center, 2000 E. Spring Creek Parkway

Browse a wide variety of products from local vendors. Whether you’re searching for trendy fashion items, handcrafted jewelry, or delicious homemade treats, this event offers a vibrant atmosphere and more than 100 small businesses and boutique owners.

visitplano.com/event/shopping-days-vendor-market

Bandera

Cowboy Opry

July 2

Silver Sage, 803 Buck Creek

On the first Tuesday of the month, come see Grand Ole Opry-style entertainment at the Silver Sage senior center, with refreshments and door prizes given out at the event.

silversage.org

Waxahachie

Crape Myrtle Festival and Parade

July 3-4

Waxahachie Sports Complex; Historic Downtown , 151 Broadhead Road; 100 W. Main St.

Designated the Crape Myrtle Capital of Texas, Waxahachie hosts this 26th annual celebration which features a tailgate party and concert at Waxahachie Sports Complex, followed the next day by a parade through historic downtown Waxahachie, where blooming crape myrtles line the street, and a fireworks show.

waxahachiecvb.com

Baytown

Fourth of July Celebration

July 3-4

Bicentennial Park, 1001 Market St.

The city of Baytown’s annual Fourth of July event is a two-day spectacular that celebrates American Independence Day. This outdoor festival features live musical entertainment, activities, a parade, food and shopping vendors, and ends with a spectacular fireworks display.

baytown.org/778/4th-of-july-celebration

Bandera

Barbecue Dinner and Fourth of July Parade

July 4

American Lion Post 410, 127 Legion Drive, Lakehills

American Legion Post 410 in Lakehills hosts this Fourth of July event that includes a parade in the morning followed by a barbecue meal and live music with the B-17s featuring Frank Castro.

banderacowboycapital.com/events/2024/4th-of-july-parade--bbq

Jefferson

Jefferson Salutes America

July 4

Various locations

Come to Jefferson to partake in an old-fashioned celebration of the country’s birthday. Activities at Ostott Park include a kids’ parade, a homemade ice cream contest, a cake and pie auction, games, and live music. At night, the grand finale fireworks show goes off over the Big Cypress Bayou by the LED-lighted historical bridge.

visitjeffersontexas.com/jefferson-texas-events

Plano

All-American Fourth

July 4

Oak Point Park and Special Events Field, 2801 E. Spring Creek Parkway

Celebrate Independence Day at this family-friendly event. Come enjoy the kids’ zone and a fireworks show. Vendors have food and beverages available for purchase. Blankets, lawn chairs, and coolers are welcome, but please leave all pets at home.

visitplano.com/event/planos-all-american-4th-2024

Corsicana

Freedom Fest

July 4

IOOF Park, 3440 W. Second Ave.

Head to Independent Order of Odd Fellows (IOOF) Park for a star-spangled celebration and a day filled with family fun, kids’ games, mouthwatering dishes at food trucks, live music, and an awe-inspiring fireworks show at night.

visitcorsicana.com

Edinburg

Texas Cook’Em: High Steaks In Edinburg

July 6

Ebony Hill’s Golf Course, 300 W. Palm Drive

Texas Cook’Em High Steaks is back. This year’s event promises to be the biggest and best yet, featuring top musical acts, a fireworks show, Freedom SkyDive Jump, and, of course, one of the best steak barbecue cookoffs in Texas.

edinburg.com/texas-cookem-high-steaks-in-edinburg/

Bandera

Market Day

July 6

On the first Saturday of the month, arts and crafts vendors set up their pop-up shops along Main Street. Artists and craftspeople present original works while farmers sell produce, canned goods, and baked items.

banderabusiness.com

Chuck Wagon Dinner and Show

July 6-27

Flying L Ranch and Resort, 675 Flying L Drive

A barbecue dinner with all the fixins’, live country music, dancing, and Western entertainment are part of the fun at this chuckwagon dinner and show on Saturday evenings.

flyingl.com

Boerne

Black Rifle Block Party

July 6

Black Rifle Coffee Company, E. San Antonio Ave.

Black Rifle Coffee Company and its neighbors host this old-fashioned block party. Enjoy live music, food and drink, and a car show.

blackriflecoffee.com/retail/boerne-texas

Bandera

Morning Ride with Cowboy Breakfast

July 7, 14, 21, 28

Major Hope Corral, 749 Old Medina Highway

Join Bandera Historical Rides for a Sunday morning cowboy breakfast and horseback ride at Major Hope Corral, a horse rescue center outside of Bandera.

banderahistoricalrides.com

Lampasas

Spring Ho

July 8-14

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.

springho.com

Lubbock

Bards, Brews, and Brawls

July 10

LHUCA Icehouse, 511 Ave. J

Do you love games, beer, and music? Enjoy a day of game demos with Stormcrow Games, fantasy map creation, West Texas Comedy, Bardic personas of Russell Thompson and Travis Burge, and pirate-themed sessions of Roll Initative with LHUCA Game Masters. This event is in preparation for the Hub City Renaissance Faire at LHUCA in October.

lhuca.org/renaissance-faire

Weatherford

Parker County Peach Festival

July 13

Downtown, 1 Courthouse Square

The 39th annual Parker County Peach Festival, held in historic downtown Weatherford, invites visitors to indulge in peachy treats including homemade peach ice cream, peach cobbler, peach pie, peach tea, peach smoothies, ice cream topped with fresh peaches, or just plain ol’ juicy peaches. There’s nonstop entertainment and activities for the entire family with a food competition, vendors and store specials, and two stages featuring local talent. Around 2,200 cyclists participate in the Peach Pedal Bike Ride as well.

peachfestivaltx.com

Rockport-fulton

Market Days

July 19-21

Rockport Harbor, 100 Sea Breeze Drive

Live music plays throughout the weekend while you peruse over 100 vendors and more than a dozen food trucks and food merchants. There’s seating in the shade for 48 people and you can bring your pets. Come join the fun at the Festival Grounds at Rockport Harbor.

facebook.com/rockportmarket

Clute

Great Texas Mosquito Festival

July 25-27

Clute Municipal Park, 100 Parkview Drive

At this fun-filled family event, celebrating its 43rd year, festivalgoers can expect vendor booths with a variety of foods, arts and crafts, and other merchandise; a carnival; live entertainment each evening; and Willie-Man-Chew, the 26-foot-tall mosquito mascot that greets visitors.

mosquitofestival.com

Grapevine

Summer Wine Train

July 26

Grapevine Vintage Railroad, 705 S. Main St.

Experience the nightlife onboard the Grapevine Vintage Railroad’s second annual Summer Wine Train. The disco-themed two-hour trip includes individually portioned savory bites and two complimentary glasses of wine served in a souvenir glass. Additional wine is available for purchase. Ages 21 and up only.

gvrr.com/special-events/summer-wine-train

Naples

Watermelon Festival and Rodeo

July 26-28

Naples Melon Patch and Rodeo Grounds, Front and Floyd streets

One of the biggest events in the area, the 86th annual Watermelon Festival and Rodeo, held every year on the last full weekend of July, features sweet East Texas melons, a parade, arts and craft booths, largest watermelon contest, a rodeo with PRCA-sanctioned and local events, an antique car show, and other festivities.

facebook.com/naplesmelonpatch

Baytown

Trade Days Market

July 27

Baytown Community Center, 2407 Market St.

Visit this indoor/outdoor shopping event that offers over 100 vendor booths selling handmade crafts, art, clothing, and gifts. There are also local food trucks onsite.

baytowntradedays.com

Georgetown

Blazin’ Beer Crawl

Aug. 3

The Georgetown Square, 817 S. Main St.

A self-paced walking event, the Blazin’ Beer Crawl features craft beer tastings inside retail stores and restaurants. Ticket holders get a map of all of the participating locations and can choose which order to sample and visit merchants. Snacks are available at various participating locations. Restaurants have specials for the day, and food trucks are set up for additional options.

mainstreet.georgetown.org/beercrawl

Bandera

Market Day

Aug. 3

On the first Saturday of the month, arts and crafts vendors set up their pop-up shops along Main Street. Artists and craftspeople present original works while farmers sell produce, canned goods, and baked items.

banderabusiness.com

Morning Ride with Cowboy Breakfast

Aug. 4, 11, 18, 25

Major Hope Corral, 749 Old Medina Highway

Join Bandera Historical Rides for a Sunday morning cowboy breakfast and horseback ride at Major Hope Corral, a horse rescue center outside of Bandera.

banderahistoricalrides.com

Cowboy Opry

Aug. 6

Silver Sage, 803 Buck Creek

On the first Tuesday of the month, come see Grand Ole Opry-style entertainment at the Silver Sage senior center, with refreshments and door prizes given out at the event.

silversage.org

Seguin

186th Birthday Party

Aug. 9

Heritage Village, 200 Block of East Live Oak Street

Seguin celebrates its 186th birthday with a party at the Seguin’s First Church and the Campbell-Hoermann Log Cabin in Heritage Village. Festivities over the years have included a barbecue dinner, homemade ice cream contestant, and live entertainment.

visitseguin.com

Chappell Hill

Wine and Cheese Crawl

Aug. 10

Downtown Chappell Hill

Grab some friends and cool off with the annual Wine and Cheese Crawl in downtown Chappell Hill. Sample specially selected wines with expertly paired cheeses. Stroll to each shop while sipping and nibbling goodies along the way.

chappellhilltx.com

Weslaco

Alfresco Weslaco

Aug. 15-Feb. 20

Downtown, South Texas Boulevard

The city of Weslaco hosts Alfresco Weslaco in historic downtown Weslaco every third Thursday of the month starting in August and ending in February. Experience music and art on the street with 80 to 90 vendors, businesses staying open late, and visitors being able to savor the experience of sipping favorite drinks right on the street.

weslacoedc.com

Rockport-fulton

Market Days

Aug. 16-18

Rockport Harbor, 100 Sea Breeze Drive

Live music plays throughout the weekend while you peruse over 100 vendors and more than a dozen food trucks and food merchants. There’s seating in the shade for 48 people and you can bring your pets. Come join the fun at the Festival Grounds at Rockport Harbor.

facebook.com/rockportmarket

Pleasanton

Cowboy Heritage Days

Aug. 24

Pleasanton River Park, 1030 Riverpark Road

The “Birthplace of the Cowboy” celebrates its heritage with a festival featuring concerts, craft and food vendors, a parade, and activities for kids.

pleasantontx.gov

Midlothian

Autumn Beats Concert Series

Sept. 7, Oct.5, Nov. 2

Midlothian Community Park, Art Pierard Memorial Amphitheater, 3601 S. 14th St.

These family-friendly outdoor concerts are held in the evenings. Food for purchase is available, and outside food, drinks, and coolers are allowed. Bring chairs and blankets for lawn seating. There is ample free parking.

midlothian.tx.us/autumnbeats

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