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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.


Chocolate Walk

Feb. 9

The Shops of Downtown , 1 Main St.

Plan a night out with friends to walk the downtown square exploring the shops of Bellville and other local merchants while experiencing a variety of chocolate confections at every stop. Redeem a punched card at the end of the evening for a chance to win prizes.


11th Street Mardi Gras and Main Street Parade

Feb. 9-11

11th Street Cowboy Bar, 307 11th St.

Join the fun at the 11th Sttreet Cowboy Bar for a three-day Mardi Gras celebration with Cajun food and zydeco music. Enjoy all the colorful floats and other parade entries as they travel down Bandera's Main Street in the Mardi Gras Parade on Feb. 11.


Chocolate Walk

Feb. 10-11

Historic Downtown Boerne, 100 N. Main St.

This sweet event takes participants on a stroll through historic downtown Boerne. Collect a special chocolate treat as you step inside each participating store, gallery, and restaurant along Main Street. Once you've visited all the stores, return your raffle ticket for a chance to win prizes donated by the store owners.


Mardi Gras Southeast Texas

Feb. 16-19

Great Lawn of the Event Center, 700 Crockett St.

Enjoy four days of family-friendly fun in downtown Beaumont, with parades, concerts, kids' activities, arts and crafts, and food vendors.


Mardi Gras

Feb. 17-19

Downtown Jefferson

The Krewe of Hebe presents Jefferson's annual Mardi Gras. The festivities last an entire weekend and feature parades, live music, food, vendors, a carnival, frosty beverages, and, of course, masks and beads.


Mardis Gras Festival

Feb. 18

Freeport Historical Museum, 311 E. Park Ave.

Festivities for Mardi Gras include a parade, gumbo cookoff, King Cake-eating contest, and live entertainment.


Prison City Crawfish and Music Festival

Feb. 25

Downtown Square, 12th Street and University Avenue

This all-day crawfish and music festival takes place in conjunction with the Prison City Film Festival.



March 2-5

Fulton Festival Grounds, Fulton Beach Park, North Casterline Drive

This salute to the oyster industry is held at Fulton Harbor and includes entertainment, food, arts, crafts, a carnival, a parade, men's and women's oyster-eating contests, oyster shucking and decorating, and a fireworks show on Thursday night.


Food Truck Friday

March 3, April 14, May 5, June 2, July 7

Brick Streets Brewery, 224 E. 5th St.

Live music, games, and, of course, food trucks fill the parking lot behind Brick Streets Brewery in the evening. Come join the fun on the first Friday of every month (except April) from March through July.

New Braunfels

Friday Afternoon Club at Gruene Hall

March 3-May 26

Gruene Hall, 1281 Gruene Road

This Gruene Hall tradition, now in its 25th year, is where hipsters, oldsters, suits, locals, and drifters mix it up to start their weekend. This quintessential Friday happy hour offers great beer prices, prize giveaways, and the best in Texas tunes broadcast live by KNBT 92.1 FM Radio New Braunfels. There’s even a very special guest interview each week.


Hill Country Cluster of Dogs Show

March 4

Kerr County Hill Country Youth Event Center, 3785 SH 27

Almost 700 dogs compete in different classes at this free and family-friendly event that also has vendors and food trucks.


Cowboy Opry

March 7, April 4, May 2

Silver Sage, 803 Buck Creek

See some Grand Ole Opry-style entertainment and enjoy light refreshments and door prizes.


Sip, Shop, and Stroll

March 9, April 13, May 11

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.

Corpus Christi

Wine Festival

March 11

Heritage Park , 1581 N. Chaparral St.

The Corpus Christi Wine Festival's intention is to stimulate the local economy and donate a large portion of event proceeds to support local nonprofits that benefit health and safety, education, the arts, and veterans. The event features a variety of wines, food, and concerts.


Downtown Farmers Market

March 11, April 8, May 13

Downtown, 105 Austin St.

Every second Saturday morning of the month, find vendors selling locally grown produce, jams, jellies, and pickled items. There is often fresh baked bread, local honey, eggs, and freshly made goat soap.


Spring Market Day

March 11

Freeport Historical Museum, 311 E. Park Ave.

Local vendors showcase homemade goods and farm fresh items.

Lake Jackson

Food Truck Festival

March 11

MacLean Park, 93 Lake Road

Along with visiting food trucks and eating delicious food, attendees can participate in a cornhole tournament, chalk-the-lot contest, and other activities.

Port Arthur

Rotary Taste of Gumbo

March 11

Robert A. "Bob" Bowers Civic Center, 3401 Cultural Center Drive

Try the area's best gumbos and support Rotary Club of Port Arthur's good works.

Grand Prairie

Kids' Fest

March 11-12

Traders Village, 2602 Mayfield Road

Bring the whole family out for a day of fun and kid-friendly activities, plus carnival rides and food.

New Braunfels

Come and Taste It: Meet Texas' Best Winemakers

March 16; April 20; May 18

The Grapevine, 1612 Hunter Road

On the third Thursday of each month (except January), come to The Grapevine and taste some of Texas' best wines and craft beer straight from the winemakers and brewers. This monthly event features complimentary tastings and live music in the heart of Gruene Historic District.


Market Days

March 17-19, April 14-16, May 19-21

Rockport Festival Grounds, 100 Seabreeze Drive

Every third weekend of the month, enjoy live music played throughout the weekend, peruse the goods at over 100 vendors and resellers, plus taste dishes from over a dozen food trucks and vendors. There is shaded seating, and pets are allowed.


Crawfish Cookoff and Tasting

March 17-18

Rockport Festival Grounds, 1204 E. Market St.

At this fourth annual event, which attracts 10,000 attendees, approximately 20,000 pounds of crawfish are served. Feast on great food and beverages while enjoying music, vendors, and the eating contests.


Mud Dauber Festival and Chili Cookoff

March 18

Luckenbach Texas, 412 Luckenbach Town Loop

Named in honor of the pesky insect, this open chili cookoff and live music festival shows why Luckenbach has some of the best mud in the universe.


Food Truck Rodeo

March 18

Comanche City Park, 1200 Comanche Trail

Feast on great food from food trucks, plus enjoy live music all day and kids' activities. This is a BYOB event.


Dogwood Trails Festival

March 18

Downtown and Old Town Palestine, 825 W. Spring St.

For over 80 years, Palestine has celebrated the Dogwood Trails Festival. This long-running event in downtown and Old Town Palestine offers a parade, craft and novelty vendors, food vendors, art galleries, street entertainment, and live music.

Dogwood Lunch Train

March 18-25

Texas State Railroad Palestine Depot, 789 Park Road 70

Passengers aboard Texas State Railroad’s Dogwood Lunch Train get to savor the flavor and sights of East Texas with a delicious meal at the Rusk Rail Depot and a front row seat to the Dogwood Days springtime show during the journey. The luminous white dogwoods and pink redbud blooms light up the East Texas woods as the radiant blossoms and Piney Woods scenery pass by the window.


Ham Rodeo

March 18

Mansfield Park, 2886 SH 16 North

The Bandera Wranglers, an all-volunteer nonprofit, hosts this annual rodeo that features vendors, wild hogs, barbecue, a concert, and interactive activities.


Medieval Wine Fair

March 18-19

Knightlight Tavern Olde World Restaurant, 202 N. Walnut St.

Find wine, chivalry, romance, and merriment at this event in downtown historic Jefferson. The wine tavern also offers beer, mead, live music, food, and a costume contest.

New Braunfels

Old Gruene Market Days

March 18-19; April 15-16; May 20-21

Gruene Historic District, 1724 Hunter Road

Nearly 100 vendors offer uniquely crafted items and packaged Texas foods at this monthly market.


Thunder in the Hill Country

March 23-26

Mansfield Park, 2886 SH 16 North

Come celebrate the 21st annual Thunder in the Hill Country, an event held at Bandera’s Mansfield Park that consists of tent camping, a poker run, vendors, food, field events, music all day Friday and Saturday, a bike show, tattoo contest, and other activities.


Elevenses Spring Tea

March 25

Bank-quette Room, 126 W. Main St.

Grab your favorite fascinator or hat and join along for a fun-filled morning. There is plenty of food, fun entertainment, and a surprise for guests. Be prepared to take something home from the auction and raffle. The money raised helps fund projects, including scholarship money.

Dripping Springs

Brewers Festival

March 25

The Dripping Springs Brewers Festival is the latest in a lineup of events that celebrates this area's award-winning artisans. The festival features several of the Hill Country region's top craft beers and those who brew them. Visitors must purchase a wristband to enter. Additional highlights included live music plus a variety of food options and a keepsake plastic mug.


Texas Forever Fest

March 25

Haggard Park, 901 E. 15th St.

Celebrate the food, art, and people of Texas. Enjoy live music, live Western entertainment, Texas-favorite food and drink, Texas-themed vendors, and fun for all ages.

Lake Jackson

Sweating for Sweets 1K

March 25

MacLean Park, 93 Lake Road

Build your own ice cream sundae during this 1K event. Stations are located every 250 meters where participants can collect favorite ice cream toppings. At the end of the course, finish your sundae and enjoy eating it. Runners are encouraged to dress up, with awards handed out for the best individual, couple, and family costumes.

Brew on the Bayou

March 25

Gulf Coast Bird Observatory, 299 SH 332 West

Sample and enjoy specialty brews from local breweries as well as wines. Listen to live music, grab a bite to eat from local food trucks, and check out the items in the silent auction. The wooded grounds at the Gulf Coast Bird Observatory, lit by torchlight, make it a perfect spot to enjoy the brews, food, and music.


Texas Hill Country Wineries' Wine and Wildflower Journey

March 27-April 21

Various locations

Get tickets online to receive full complimentary tastings and wine discounts at dozens of participating wineries on this self-guided tour.


Taste of Rockport-Fulton

March 30

Fulton Convention Center, 402 N. Fulton Beach Road

The Rockport Rotary Club presents this event that showcases several fine restaurants and caterers of the area. The events helps raise funds for scholarships for Rockport-Fulton high school seniors. Along with great food, the event has live and silent auctions and other festivities.

Bay City

Riverside Smoke Off

March 31-April 1

Riverside Park, 7330 FM 2668

Fire up your pits and grills for some friendly competition at the fourth annual Riverside Smoke Off. Staying true to the cuisine of Texas, participants prepare a wide range of barbecue staples such as brisket, pork ribs, beans, and dutch-oven sweets. Kids ages 5 to 17 years old are not left out in this competition and can participate in ribeye steak and pork ribs categories. There is a $2,500 guaranteed pay out for first place winners.


Llano River Chuckwagon Cookoff

March 31-April 1

Badu Park , 300 W. Legion Drive

Starting in 2005 and each year since, a group of chuckwagon enthusiasts get together on the banks of the Llano River and go back in time to an era when the west was settled. Each wagon cooks and serves a meal of chicken fried steak, potatoes, beans, bread, and a dessert. Enthusiasts use traditional cooking methods from that era, wear traditional dress, and experience neighborly fun as they compete for prizes in a number of categories.


Texas Food Truck Showdown

April 1

Heritage Square , 311 Austin Ave.

Come hungry and prepare for tasty eats and pop-up shopping. Enjoy a beer and wine garden while youngsters play in the KidsZone. On average, 40 food trucks from around the country participate, and more than 25,000 people attend.

Mount Vernon

Main Street Beer and Wine Festival

April 1

Mount Vernon Plaza, 109 N. Kaufman St.

In downtown Mount Vernon around the historic plaza, there's not only beer and wine vendors but craft vendors, food trucks, and painting classes for a day filled with fun.


Lubbock Uncorked

April 1

American Windmill Museum, 1701 Canyon Lake Drive

With a showcase of more than 20 Texas wineries, guests are invited to taste, purchase bottles, ask winemakers questions, and enjoy the live music, local food trucks, restaurants, and beer garden.


Sippin' In the Sunshine

April 1

Historic Comanche Square, 101 W. Central Ave.

Come explore the boutiques and shops on the square while you taste various local wines.


Piney Woods Express Diesel

April 1-May 26

Texas State Railroad Palestine Depot, 789 Park Road 70

Unplug for a tradition that merges comfort and adventure for the whole family. Relaxed seating, thoughtful décor and responsive attendants add to the ambiance of the scenic journey afforded travelers a century ago. The trip includes food and adult beverage service and historic narration on a rail journey that whisks you back into another century.


Farmers Market

April 1-Nov. 25

Front Street Station, 100 W. Front St.

Come to Front Street Station in downtown Mesquite every Saturday morning from April through November for fresh produce, homemade artisan goods, food vendors, and live music.

Rodeo Parade and Food Truck Rodeo

April 1

Downtown and Front Street Station, 111 S Broad St. and 100 W. Front St.

The 65th annual Rodeo Parade is an all-day, community-wide event that features a downtown farmers market; the Food Truck Rodeo with food trucks lined up along Front Street; and a parade with horses, bands, and floats that wind through downtown Mesquite.

Port Arthur

Cajun Heritage Fest

April 1

Carl A. Parker Multipurpose Center, 1800 Lakeshore Drive

Enjoy live Cajun music, spicy food, and dancing the night away. Cajun activities are planned in days surrounding the event.


Crawfish and Cannons

April 8

Fort Belknap, 114 Fort Circle

Historic Fort Belknap hosts its seventh annual Crawfish and Cannons event featuring a crawfish boil, a live cannon fire, children's activities, vendors, armadillo races, and live music. The Goodnight Loving 5K, 10K, and half marathon takes place in the morning.


The Salvation Army's Easter Eggstravaganza

April 8

The Salvation Army Kroc Center, 201 Holdsworth Drive

Bring your Easter basket for a family day of fun. This community event is filled with bounce houses, face painting, a cake walk, pictures with the Easter Bunny, food vendors, games, and two Easter egg hunts with over 25,000 candy-filled Easter eggs and giveaways with prizes.


Fredericksburg VFD Annual Spring Fish Fry

April 15

Marktplatz, 100 block of West Main Street

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


McKinney Falls Fest

April 15

McKinney Falls State Park, 5808 McKinney Falls Parkway

Come out to the park for a fun day full of guided hikes, live music, food trucks, and activity booths, plus park staff open a time capsule buried in the park in 1975. Discover the treasures that were left behind and witness the preparation of the next time capsule for McKinney Falls State Park to be opened in 2073.


Crawfish Open

April 21-22

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, live auctions, steer roping, live music, a motorcycle fun run, and a golf tournament. The event benefits Llano charities.

Grand Prairie

Main Street Fest

April 21-23

Downtown , 200 block of West Main Street

The 10th annual Main Street Fest is a three-day event featuring live music, carnival rides, arts and crafts, food and beer, and local vendors.

San Angelo

Frontier Day

April 22

Fort Concho National Historic Landmark, 630 South Oakes

This morning event starts with the Lions Club Pancake Breakfast, followed by ongoing entertainment, living history, demonstrations, exhibits, and displays reflecting the region's pioneer, military, agricultural, and ranching heritage.


Texas Wine, Hops, and Shops Festival

April 22

McPherson Cellars, 1615 Texas Ave.

Showcasing the best of the Texas beverage industry are wineries, breweries, and vendors from across the state. With a ticket, guests are invited to explore the winery, shop local artisan vendors, grab a bite from local food trucks, and enjoy a beverage tasting. Cap off the night with a celebratory street concert.


Village Creek Fun Day

April 22

Village Creek State Park, 8854 Park Road 74

Camp with a ranger, practice yoga, go for a bike ride or paddling adventure, learn dutch oven cooking, participate in craft activities, and get camping 101 how-to tips at this event.

Surfside Beach

Old Guy Surf Reunion

April 29

Stahlman Park, 2211 Bluewater Highway

Join Texas surfers as they remember and honor those who have gone before them. The event includes vendors, food trucks, a paddle-out, and a nighttime bonfire.

Surfside Marina Crawfish Fest

April 29

Surfside Marina, 827 Gulf Road

Come for the crawfish, stay for the competition, where teams compete and judges select the best crawfish boil. The event also feature vendors and live music.



April 29

Frisco Square, 8874 Coleman Blvd.

The fourth annual Frisco Uncorked is a can't-miss food and wine experience featuring local restaurants, wine pairings, a VIP tent with lawn games and a photo booth, selections from more than 100 wineries, and a lively atmosphere.


Pilgrimage Weekend: 19th Century Social Events

May 5-7

Various locations

Immerse yourself in the 19th century—period attire is optional but always fun. Events take place on different evenings and include the Illumination ceremony at old Oakwood Cemetery (where hundreds of Civil War veterans are buried and candles illuminate the headstones), a ladies tea, the Grand Ball, and the Presentation of Colors.



May 6

Haggard Park, 901 E. 15th St.

It's the 19th year of Plano's AsiaFest, a showcase of the rich cultures of the continent that includes numerous cultural demonstrations, performances, and vendors and provides a fun and engaging time for the entire family.

Salt the Rim

May 6

McCall Plaza, 998 E. 15th St.

Taste and dance your way through Plano’s third annual margarita-tasting celebration. Attendees must be age 21 or older.


Cinco De Mayo Celebration

May 6

Freeport Historical Museum, 311 E. Park Ave.

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


Brazos Bend Expo

May 6

Brazos Bend State Park, 21901 FM 762

Brazos Bend State Park invites the community and visitors to spend the day at this expo-style event. Nonprofit organizations, respresentatives from other Texas State Parks around the region, rehabilitation groups, local sports teams, archelogy organizations, and other civic-minded entities are on hand to provide information about their causes. Food trucks are on-site throughout the day.


Willow City VFD Annual Benefit Barbecue

May 13

Willow City VFD, 2553 Ranch Road 1323

Enjoy a country store where baked and canned goods are sold, hand-sewn items and crafts, silent and live auctions, prize giveaways, a barbecue meal, and beverages.


Spring Market Day

May 13

Freeport Historical Museum, 311 E. Park Ave.

Local vendors showcase homemade goods and farm fresh items.


A Day in the Life of a Cedar Chopper

May 13

Colorado Bend State Park, 1201 Colorado Park Road

Cedar Choppers lived in tents and lean-to’s in their hardscrabble Hill Country life. See how they lived and worked, and get your hands on the tools they used to harvest the tallest cedars (ashe junipers) in Texas to make a living. Learn how the Scholten Brother’s Cedar Tap Railroad came from the town of Lometa to the Cedar Chopper Camp in Bend and its importance in the Cedar Choppers’ work. Be sure to stop by the dutch oven cooking presentation for some backcountry cooking and goodies.


Wine Down Shop Small

May 13


Spend an evening sipping, snacking, shopping, and strolling around historic downtown. The event offers wine tastings from 10 Texas wineries and snacks from local food vendors.


Charcoal Challenge Barbecue Cookoff

May 18-20

Firemen's Park/Lee County Fairgrounds, 2495 US 290 West

Teams from all over Central Texas compete with a variety of food and drinks. Find tasty treats from brisket, sausage, wings, and lots in between. At the same time, the Lee County Fair takes places with live music, shopping, and fun activities for children including the Mighty Thomas Carnival.

Grand Prairie

Asian Heritage Fest

May 19-21

Asia Times Square, 2625 W. Pioneer Parkway

The month of May is recognized as Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month and Asia Times Square is celebrating with a weekend festival.


Crawfish Festival

May 26-28

Marktplatz, 100 block of West Main Street

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


Wine Festival

March 27

Texas Maritime Museum, 1202 Navigation Circle

This event is sponsored by the Maritime Museum and proceeds go toward furthering the museum's efforts. The festival includes wine tastings, beer, food, and live music.


Chuckwagon Dinner and Show

May 27

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.


Starlight Theater Free Summer Concert Series

May 30-Aug. 1

Sam Houston Park, 4101 Line Ave.

Starlight Theater Free Summer Concert Series offers free music, local food trucks, vendors, and family-friendly fun Tuesday evenings at Sam Houston Park from the end of May to the end of August.

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