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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.

Austin

Hot Luck Festival

May 26-29

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

Kerrville

Kerrville Folk Festival

May 26-June 12

Quiet Valley Ranch, 3876 Medina Highway

Celebrating its 50th anniversary, the Kerrville Folk Festival is the longest continuously running music festival in the United States. The fest features 18 days and nights of music by songwriters of national and international acclaim and has activities for all ages with a focus on nurturing and developing artistic expression, especially the art of songwriting, in a loving family-friendly environment.

kerrvillefolkfestival.org

Southwest Gourd Fine Art Show

May 26-July 9

Kerr Arts and Cultural Center, 228 Earl Garrett St.

The nation's finest gourd artists compete in a variety of categories at this annual show.

kacckerrville.com

San Antonio

"The Sons of Charlie Russell: The Cowboy Artists of America"

May 27-Sept. 5

The Briscoe Western Art Museum, 210 W. Market St.

Since their founding in 1965, the Cowboy Artists of America have maintained an artistic style of representational realism that continues to define the canon of traditional western American art popularized by the turn-of-the-century artist-illustrators who made the West their subject and calling. The outgrowth of stylistic devices, core themes, observational perspective, and detailed brushwork and sculpting from the likes of Remington and Russell to the Cowboy Artists of America serves as a unifying visual link that unites the artists across generations and provides a core set of criteria for what traditional western art looks like. "The Sons of Charlie Russell: Cowboy Artists of America" highlights these continuities to tell the story of the evolution of contemporary western art in the modern era.

briscoemuseum.org/sons

Corsicana

10 Year Celebration for 100 West

May 27-29

100 West and Samuels Buildings, 100 West Third Ave.

Celebrating work by more than 100 artists and writers during their residency stay at 100 West in Corsicana, the 10th anniversary gala weekend includes open studios in two campus sites, art installations in two exhibit spaces with art and book retail offerings, an art auction, author talks, readings, film screenings, and a commemorative party on historic downtown Corsicana’s brick streets.

corsicanaresidency.org

Hutto

Sunset Block Party

May 27

Fritz Park, 306 E. Live Oak St.

The city of Hutto is excited to welcome the annual Sunset Block Party. This free, family-friendly event includes live music, artisan and craft vendors, and a remembrance ceremony to all who gave the ultimate sacrifice.

facebook.com/downtownhutto

Fredericksburg

Crawfish Festival

May 27-29

Marktplatz, 100 block of West Main Street

Enjoy great Cajun food, live music, and a kid’s carnival. The event is sponsored by the Fredericksburg Jaycees.

fbgjaycees.com

Bandera

Memorial Day Weekend Stampede Parade and Rodeos

May 27-29

Mansfield Park, 2886 SH 16 N.

Bandera ProRodeo presents three nights of PRCA-sanctioned rodeos with bull riding, team roping, bareback riding, and other competitions. The annual Stampede Weekend Parade takes place on Main Street on May 28.

banderaprorodeo.org

Mesquite

Movies in the Park: Touch A Truck

May 27

Paschall Park, 1001 New Market Road

Movies in the Park is a great opportunity for the whole family to experience movie watching in the great outdoors. On this night, children have the opportunity to play on top of firetrucks and police cars.

visitmesquitetx.com/events/2019/movies-in-the-park

Alpine

Spirits of the West, Wine and Beef Fest

May 27-29

Alpine’s Artwalk is excited to announce the first annual Spirits of the West, Wine and Beef Fest. Standing true to Artwalk’s mission, this new event showcases signature beef bites from local beef companies to honor the area's long-time tradition of cattle ranching. In addition, handpicked Texas wineries and distilleries provide homegrown pairings to highlight West Texas gourmet food. Several hand-selected local artists are participating in the celebration. Friday has a VIP preview with limited availability to kick off the event. General admission is available from Saturday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m.-6 p.m. In addition to the evening festivities, Artwalk hosts a Saturday morning 5K fun run.

spiritsofthewestfest.com

Belton

ASCO Spartacus Dash

May 28

Liberty Park, 700 Veterans Way

Established by ASCO Equipment in 2012, this is Belton's only obstacle course race that is held annually at Liberty Park. The 3-mile course follows Nolan Creek and is filled with over 20 challenging and fun obstacles designed by ASCO in Belton. See if you can make your way through the mud pit, cargo net climb, ice bath, and zip line. There's food and drinks at the finish line.

ascospartacusdash.com

Rockport

Wine Festival

May 28

Texas Maritime Museum grounds, 1202 Navigation Circle

The Texas Maritime Museum celebrates Memorial Day weekend with the 26th annual Rockport Wine Festival. Enjoy a wide variety of vino, food demonstrations, and specialty food concessions. Live bands and entertainment make the event lively and fun on the grounds of the museum.

texasmaritimemuseum.org

Hunt

Crider's Rodeo and Dancehall Opening Night

May 28

Crider's Rodeo and Dancehall, 2310 SH 39

For more than 90 years, Crider's Rodeo and Dancehall has been a entertainment spot along the banks of the Guadalupe River each summer, with rodeos, live music, and dancing, open from May to September.

cridersrandd.com

Bandera

Stampede Weekend Arts and Crafts Show

May 28-29

Bandera Courthouse Squarre, 500 Main St.

As part of the Memorial Day Weekend Stampede Parade and Rodeos, Bandera presents the Arts and Crafts Show on the courthouse lawn. Come out early to shop before it's all gone.

banderatex.com

Abilene

"Waitress"

May 29

Abilene Convention Center, 1100 N. Sixth St.

Inspired by the beloved film, "Waitress" tells the story of Jenna, an expert pie maker who dreams of a way out of her small town. A baking contest and the town’s new doctor may offer her a fresh start, but Jenna must summon the strength to rebuild her own life. Don’t miss this uplifting celebration of friendship, motherhood, and the magic of a well-made pie.

celebrityattractions.com/shows/847/waitress/abilene/2022

Lewisville

Fiesta Charra

May 29

Lewisville Rodeo Arena, 101 Parkway Drive

See activities that take place at a traditional charreada, which is like a rodeo and practiced in Mexico. Admission is free.

cityoflewisville.com

Brownwood

Brown County Fair and Rodeo

May 29-June 5

Brown County Fairgrounds, 4206 SH 377 South

Enjoy mutton busting, the Wagner Carnival, and, of course, the Brown County Rodeo, as well as Market and Trade Days.

browncountyfairandrodeo.com

Austin

CapTex Triathlon

May 30

Lady Bird Lake, Downtown Austin, 1200 W. Cesar Chavez St.

All levels of athletes from top-ranked professionals to first-time triathletes compete in this triathlon, which includes the USA Paratriathlon National Championship. The race begins with a swim in Lady Bird Lake with beautiful views of the downtown Austin skyline. The bike course takes athletes right to the heart of downtown Austin and directly into the Texas capitol. The race concludes with a run through Butler Park and the Palmer Events Center before the rousing finish and post-race party at Vic Mathias Shores (Auditorium Shores).

captextri.com

Kerrville

"Heaven's Declare: Artwork of the Sky"

June 1-July 9

Museum of Western Art, 1553 Bandera Highway

Debuting at the Museum of Western Art, this spellbinding exhibit features 11 nationally known artists who present their views of the heavens, cloud formations, and spectacular skies. 

museumofwesternart.com

Ingram

Texas Watercolor Society Exhibit

June 1-30

Hill Country Arts Foundation, 120 Point Theatre Road

Since 1949, the Texas Watercolor Society has exhibited and promoted some of the best artists working in the unique and vibrant medium of watercolor. This is the organization's 73rd annual national show.

hcaf.com

Galveston

Juneteenth Celebrations

June 1-20

Various locations

The national holiday that celebrates the end of slavery originated in this historic beach town of Galveston. The many festivities put on by different organizations include fireworks, a banquet, scholarship gala, parade and picnic, poetry festival, freedom tours (visitors go to the sites of emancipation where Maj. Gen. Gordon Granger read the historic General Order No. 3), a business summit, reenactments, and a festival culminating with the Juneteenth Jubilee.

visitgalveston.com/events/annual-events/juneteenth

Grapevine

Vintage Railroad

June 1-Aug. 31

Grapevine Vintage Railroad, 705 S. Main St.

Step back in time with a nostalgic ride on the Grapevine Vintage Railroad The train travels along the historic Cotton Belt Route between Grapevine and the Stockyards in Fort Worth.

gvrr.com

Austin

ATX Television Festival

June 2-5

Various locations, Downtown Austin

As the first festival devoted to television's history and future, the ATX Television Festival functions like a traditional film festival with showings of new series, current hits, and cult favorites. The festival also offers access to the industry's leading professionals with cast and creator Q&As and panels focusing on innovation in both production and content delivery.

atxfestival.com

Yoakum

Tom Tom Festival

June 2-4

Yoakum City Park, Kvinta Drive

One of the oldest festivals in Texas honors the tomato heritage of Yoakum with a Miss Yoakum Pageant, carnival, grand parade, arts and crafts, barbecue and bean cookoffs, a car show, softball, and live music all weekend.

yoakumareachamber.com

Austin

Maudie's Moonlight Margarita Run

June 2

Sand Beach Park, 111 Sandra Muraida Way

Back for its 19th year, the Maudie’s Moonlight Margarita Run 5K fun run brings two of Austin’s favorite things together—running and margaritas. At the end of the race, celebrate with a Tex-Mex finish-line party. In celebration of the Butler Trail’s 50th anniversary, the race features fun twists. Break out your best 1970s running gear for your race day outfit. Each dollar raised from the race ensures that the Butler Hike and Bike Trail remains one of Austin’s greatest assets for generations to come.

thetrailfoundation.org/mmr

"Beautiful World"

June 2-4

KMFA Draylen Mason Music Studio at the Hatchery, 41 Navasota St.

Ventana Ballet and Austin Camerata present this world premiere ballet. Two years in the making, the ballet features an original score by Michael Alec Rose, filled with beautifully haunting music for string quintet, and choreography by Dorothy O'Shea Overbey and AJ Garcia-Rameau. Loosely inspired by a poem by Alice Meynell, the ballet presents a vision of spiritual pluralism and cosmic dialogue, exploring psychological openness and demonstrating how a breakthrough in our mindset might happen so simply, just by allowing ourselves to recognize the gifts and blessings always in our midst.

ventanaballet.com

Fredericksburg

Hill Country Film Festival

June 2-5

Various locations

"The Best Little Film Festival in Texas" is a celebration of independent film in the Texas Hill Country. The festival screens over 85 independent films (short and feature length) as well as hosts revealing Q&As, filmmaker panel discussions, and opportunities for attendees to rub elbows with filmmakers. Locations include the Hoffman Haus and Admiral Nimitz Ballroom.

hillcountryff.com

Lockhart

Vaudeville Variety Show

June 2-5

Gaslight Baker Theatre, 216 S. Main St.

Enjoy a new twist on an old entertainment style. Gaslight Baker Theatre presents its annual Vaudeville Variety Show, with lots of great singing, dancing, comedy acts, and some surprises.

mygbt.org

Stephenville

Moo-La Fest

June 3-4

Stephenville City Park, 709 Riverside Drive

To kick off National Dairy Month, Moo-La Fest honors Stephenville's rich dairy heritage with some hot-air-balloon fun. Take a tethered hot air balloon ride and enjoy dairy activities, live music, a carnival, a Kids Zone, food trucks and vendors, a beverage tent, wine tastings with different local wines and artisan cheeses, and nightly balloon glows.

visitstephenville.com

Del Rio

Noches Musicales

June 3-Aug. 26

Brown Plaza, 302 Cantu St.

Held every Friday from June through August, Noches Musicales includes dancing, music, and food trucks. Make sure to bring your own chairs. The events are BYOB.

lacasadelacultura.org

Llano

Open Pro Rodeo

June 3-4

John L. Kuykendall Event Center and Arena, 2200 W. RR 152

The 86th annual Llano Open Pro Rodeo includes bronc bustin', bull riding, barrel racing, and team roping. The Texas Spirit Riders entertain the crowd with heart-stopping performances on horseback.

facebook.com/llanoopenprorodeo86

Temple

First Friday: Fun in the Sun

June 3

Downtown Temple, Main Street

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

discoverdowntowntemple.com

Mckinney

Texas Music Revolution

June 3-4

Downtown McKinney, 111 N. Tennessee St.

The 26th annual Texas Music Revolution features two days of music and promises to be the biggest and best one yet with some of the biggest names in Americana, alternative country, and Texas country music. Friday night is anchored by Wade Bowen, Jack Ingram, and the iconic Ray Wylie Hubbard. Saturday night features Old Crow Medicine Show supported by Hayes Carll. Last year's sold-out event had over 90 bands on more than 20 stages, all within walking distance to beautiful and historic downtown McKinney.

prekindle.com/event/26252-25th-anniversary-of-the-texas-music-revolution-mckinney

Brownwood

"Footloose"

June 3-5

Lyric Theatre, 318 Center Ave.

When Ren and his mother move from Chicago to a small farming town, he is prepared for the inevitable adjustment period at his new high school. But he’s not prepared for the rigorous local edicts, including a ban on dancing instituted by the local preacher, who is determined to exercise control over the town’s youth. When the preacher's rebellious daughter sets her sights on Ren, her roughneck boyfriend tries to sabotage Ren’s reputation, with many of the locals eager to believe the worst about the new kid. The heartfelt story that emerges pins a father longing for the son he lost against a young man aching for the father who walked out on him.

brownwoodlyrictheatre.com

Heartland Rod Run

June 3-4

Riverside Park, 320 Riverside Park Drive

For its 46th year, the Heartland Rod Run sees cars, trucks, and bikes in a show that's free to the public and free for those entering vehicles. There's also the Panty Dash and the burnout contest, sponsored by Discount Tire.

facebook.com/heartland-cruisers-181038297463

Ingram

Neil Simon's "Rumors"

June 3-5, 10-12, 17-19, 24-25

Hill Country Arts Foundation, 120 Point Theatre Road

At a large, tastefully appointed Sneden’s Landing townhouse, the deputy mayor of New York has just shot himself. Though only a flesh wound, four couples are about to experience a severe attack of farce.

hcaf.com

Kerrville

"Pericles"

June 3-4

Louise Hays Park, 202 Thompson Drive

Enjoy Shakespeare in the park with a production of “Pericles." Prince of Tyre leaves home to escape death only to win a jousting contest and marry a princess. Once he can return home, he sets sail with his family, but a storm separates them. Pericles returns alone, and years later, he finds his daughter and reunites with the wife he had thought was dead.

playhouse2000.com

Fredericksburg

First Friday Art Walk

June 3

Various locations

Participating fine art galleries remain open until 8 p.m., so visitors have time to stop by the various events and exhibits planned throughout the day and enjoy local refreshments. Just look for the galleries flying the Art Walk flag.

firstfridayartwalkfbg.com

Addison

Taste Addison

June 3-4

Addison Circle Park, 4970 Addison Circle

A North Texas legend since 1993, Taste Addison continues to rock out with delicious food and high-energy concerts. The region’s original food and music festival was voted Best in DFW in 2021, and continues to deliver top-notch Addison eateries, national music artists, food and wine sampling experiences, and activities for the whole family.

tasteaddisontexas.com

Jefferson

Big Cypress Corvette Show

June 3-5

Downtown

See an exciting lineup of Corvettes all weekend long. Friday night, drivers take to the Piney Woods roads. Then on Saturday, visitors can enjoy the Show and Shine on the brick streets of historic Jefferson. Awards are handed out for Best of Show, Participant's Choice, Best Engine, Best Interior, Best Paint, and other categories.

facebook.com/bigcypresscorvetteshow

Houston

"Beautiful: The Carole King Musical"

June 3-5

The Hobby Center, 800 Bagby St.

This musical tells the inspiring true story of Carole King’s remarkable rise to stardom, from being part of a hit songwriting team with her husband Gerry Goffin, to her relationship with fellow writers and best friends Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann, to becoming one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history.

thehobbycenter.org

Bandera

Riding on Faith Rodeo Summer Series

June 3-Aug. 5

Mansfield Park Rodeo Arena, Park Road

Come out to see Riding On Faith Rodeo Summer Series every Friday starting in June until the first Friday in August. The rodeo features steer riding, bull riding, barrel racing, and mutton busting.

banderacowboycapital.com/location/mansfield-park-rodeo-arena

New Braunfels

Friday Afternoon Club at Gruene Hall

June 3-Aug. 26

Gruene Hall, 1281 Gruene Road

A Gruene Hall tradition, now in its 24th year, where hipsters, oldsters, suits, locals and drifters mix it up to start their weekend rite (pun intended). This quintessential Friday happy hour celebrates the warmer weather with 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. Some who have stopped by for a chat have included Ray Benson, Steve Earle, Delbert McClinton, Radney Foster, Hayes Carll, and Ray Wylie Hubbard.

gruenehall.com

Midland

Family Fridays

June 3-July 29

Museum of the Southwest, 1705 W. Missouri Ave.

Spend Fridays at Blakemore Planetarium, with curated activities, multiple dome shows on a 360-degree state-of-the-art Digistar 5 system, and guided Cimarex Science on a Sphere tours.

museumsw.org/planetarium

Sugar Land

Food Truck Friday: DJ Series

June 3, 10, 17

Sugar Land Memorial Park, 15300 University Blvd.

Come out for music, food and fun at Sugar Land Memorial Park. The event features music spun by a local DJ and there's a variety of food trucks onsite.

sugarlandtx.gov/1776/parks-event-series

Graham

Food Truck Championship of Texas

June 4

Graham Downtown Square, 608 Elm St.

One of the largest downtown squares in the U.S. is taken over by food trucks of all varieties competing for the coveted prize of Grand Champion and a a total payout of $16,000. Admission is free, and an evening concert at the Young County Arena finishes the day.

foodtruckchampionshipoftexas.com

Austin

Pond and Garden Tour

June 4-5

Various locations

The Austin Pond Society presents this annual self-guided tour of ponds and gardens in and around the Austin area. On view are waterfalls, streams, fountains, koi, and aquatic plants at more than 20 locations. Some of these ponds and gardens are certified wildlife habitats.

austinpondsociety.org

Houston

Go Bananas!

June 4

Houston Botanic Garden, 1 Botanic Lane

The Houston Botanic Garden goes bananas this June, in celebration of the world's most popular tropical fruit. The festival, which features food and drink, educational programs, and entertainment, highlights the 11 types of banana plants in the Garden's global collection. Everyone knows the fruit, but many don't know how amazingly unique the banana plant itself is. Go Bananas! introduces visitors to new and unexpected culinary uses and benefits of bananas, while also exposing them to cultural, botanical, environmental, and community impacts of the plant and its fruit as well.

hbg.org

Temple

Family Day: Beat the Heat

June 4

Temple Railroad and Heritage Museum, 315 W. Avenue B

Texas summers are hot, so cool off at Beat the Heat. Crafts and activities are centered around a luau theme. Wear your best Hawaiian shirt and join in for a day of summer fun.

templeparks.com

Abilene

Abilene Streats

June 4

Downtown Abilene, 240 Cypress St.

Dine al fresco in downtown Abilene while sampling fine wine and cuisine. The event brings awareness to the work of the United Way of Abilene. All proceeds support the United Way of Abilene’s vital programs that positively impact the education, financial stability, health, and basic needs of everyone in the community.

unitedwayabilene.org/streats

Llano

Texas Heritage Day

June 4

Llano Courthouse Square, 801 Ford St.

Visit with Buffalo Soldiers and U.S. Cavalry as they tell the story of how they protected the Hill Country and helped settle the area. Take a real stagecoach ride around town, tour the historic Red Top Jail, historic Llano County Courthouse, and Llano County Historical Museum housed in an old drug store complete with a soda fountain. Quilters enjoy a quilt show displayed in the courthouse. Participate in and win prizes in the official adult and children’s costume contest. Enter your little one in the Children’s Parade. Children can also enjoy the games and crafts around the courthouse square. Shopping is abundant from vendors and local shops. Later in the day, celebrate Texas with the hilarious comedy “The History of Texas … in one darn easy lesson!” which is a hysterical, historical, hyperactive hayride through 500 years of Texas in 5,000 seconds by award-winning actor Damian Gillen.

facebook.com/llano-texas-heritage-day-943484922649842

Victoria

Bach Festival

June 4-11

Various locations

Artistic director Alejandro Hernandez-Valdez leads this festival that celebrates the work of J.S. Bach and composers spanning the ages. Orchestral, choral, and chamber works are performed by local and national artists in venues around Victoria.

victoriabachfestival.org

Mckinney

Comedy and Magic Show

June 4-Aug. 27

The Comedy Arena, 305 E. Virginia St. #104

Do you believe in magic? You are certain to become a believer while watching some of the greatest magicians in North Texas perform comedy and magic for all ages. Each Sunday, this show features one of North Texas' favorite family magicians including Sam Sawyers, Dal Sanders, Ian Richards, Aaron Stone, Josh Ayala, and Eric Hogue.

thecomedyarena.com

Waxahachie

Gingerbread Trail Tour of Homes

June 4-5

Ellis County Museum, 201 S. College St.

Queen Anne, Victorian, Gothic Revival, Bungalow, Romanesque, and Greek Revival are a few of the architectural styles celebrated during the 52nd annual Gingerbread Trail Tour of Homes. Tour a special selection of five private homes and get the inside scoop on restoration triumphs, DIY recommendations, and local ghost lore. Visit historically recognized buildings such as the Ellis County Museum, Sims Library, the Ellis County Courthouse, and the Ellis County Museum on the downtown square.

gingerbreadtrail.net

Grand Prairie

Crawfish Boil

June 4

Market Square, 120 W. Main St.

Grand Prairie's annual Crawfish Boil features live music, local vendors, games, and Cajun crawfish accompanied by potatoes and corn.

gptx.org/residents/farmers-market

Prairie Playland Summer Nights

June 4-Aug. 28

Traders Village, 2602 Mayfield Road

Soak in those long summer nights with live music, activities for kids, entertainment, and 12 amusement park rides including the new Prairie Screamer.

tradersvillage.com/grand-prairie

Port Arthur

Lotus Festival

June 4-5

Buu Mon Buddhist Temple , 3401 Cultural Center Drive

Buu Mon Buddhist Temple's Lotus Festival is a family- and photo-friendly celebration of colorful blooms. Towering bamboo, lotus blossoms, and citrus plants are part of the landscape. Koi ponds and Buddha statues dot the grounds. Bring your camera to capture the beauty and get a tour of the temple. Look for monks in saffron robes and relax in the outdoors. Vendors and cultural programs are part of the festival.

visitportarthurtx.com

Bellville

Fresh Farmers and Artisan Market

June 4

Jim Bishop Pavilion at Chesley Park, 100 E. Palm St.

More than 30 vendors bring fresh produce, grass-fed beef, honey, eggs, herbs, plants, and flowers to be sold in the shade of the beautiful Jim Bishop Pavilion. Shoppers can find artisans selling fine linens, soaps, jewelry, dog treats, beard oils, and presenting live demonstrations. Enjoy wine tastings, an old-fashioned lemonade stand, cold brew coffee, jams, jellies, and baked goods. The market is held on the first Saturday of the month from 9 a.m. to noon and supports local farmers, ranchers, and area artisans in this small town full of Texas charm.

discoverbellville.com

Kerrville

Kerr County Market Days and Hill Country Swap Meet

June 4

Kerr County Hill Country Youth Event Center, 3785 SH 27

The first Saturday of the month, Market Days features original handcrafted items from artists and crafters. The Hill Country Swap Meet is a community garage sale/flea market. 

kerrmarketdays.org

Hunt

Crider's Rodeo and Dancehall

June 4-Sept. 3

Crider's Rodeo and Dancehall, 2310 SH 39

For 95 years, Crider's Rodeo and Dancehall has been a entertainment spot along the banks of the Guadalupe River each summer, with seasonal rodeos, live music, and dancing on Saturday nights.

cridersrandd.com

Fredericksburg

Car Fest

June 4

Marktplatz, State Highway 16 and Main Street

This 17th annual open car show benefits the various charitable and fraternal activities of Masonic Lodge #794. The event offers food, beverages, a raffle, silent auction, and lots of fun for everyone.

fredericksburgcarfest.com

Stonewall

Fishing Day at LBJ State Park

June 4

Lyndon B. Johnson State Park and Historic Site, 199 Park Road 52 

At this annual day of fishing, participants can come and fish along the banks of the Pedernales River. Cane poles and bait are provided along with a fishing demonstration.

tpwd.state.tx.us/state-parks/lyndon-b-johnson

San Elizario

Billy the Kid Festival

June 4-5

San Elizario Historic Art District, 1501 Main St.

An Old West gunfight, ghost tour, and performances of the play "1876: Billy the Kid" are just a few of the attractions at this two-day celebration for the infamous outlaw. The event also offers food, games, and dancing.

billythekidfestival.com

Jefferson

Hot Air Balloon Glow Festival

June 4

Cypress River Airport, 270 Cypress River Road

Hot air balloons rise to the skies in Jefferson at sunset. The event also features live music, food trucks, tethered rides, and other fun that the whole family can enjoy.

visitjeffersontexas.com/jefferson-texas-events

Bandera

Cowboys On Main

June 4-Aug. 27

Main Courthouse Area, 500 Main St.

Every Saturday, see gunfights at Rattle Snake Ridge (located in the backyard of the Bandera Convention and Visitor's Bureau) and different performances and demonstrations each week starting with strolling singers, chuckwagons, trick ropers, horses, and wagon rides in front of the courthouse and other parts around town.

banderacowboycapital.com

Chuckwagon Dinner and Show

June 4-July 30

The Flying L Resort, 675 Flying L Drive

Take a wagon ride down to Ghost Town and enjoy western entertainment the Flying L way. Every Saturday starting in March till the end of July, activities include live country music and dancing, a barbecue dinner with all the fixings, beer and wine available for purchase, and western entertainment.

flyingl.com

Mesquite

Mesquite Championship Rodeo

June 4-Aug. 27

The Mesquite Arena, 1818 Rodeo Drive

Held every Saturday night from June to the last Saturday in August for nearly 65 years, the Mesquite Championship Rodeo has entertained families with thrilling rodeo events. Beginning at 6:30 p.m., visitors can come onto the arena floor, interact with rodeo participants, and try out their rodeo skills with special activities for children.

visitmesquitetx.com/events/2020/mesquite-championship-rodeo

Grapevine

Dairy Day at Nash Farm

June 4

Nash Farm, 626 Ball St.

Bring the family to Nash Farm and enjoy learning about dairy processes including milking, butter churning, and cheese making.

grapevinetexasusa.com/nash-farm

The Colony

Take on the Heat Triathlon

June 5

Lewisville ISD Eastside Aquatic Center, 5729 Memorial Drive

Test your skills on land with the run-bike-run event, or go the distance and test your strength and perseverance by swimming, cycling, and running in the full triathlon or half-distance sprint.

visitthecolonytx.com/events

Ennis

Racewars

June 5

Texas Motorplex, 7500 US 287 W.

Car enthusiasts love coming to Racewars for the car show, drag races, and shopping.

texasmotorplex.com

Seguin

Central Park Summer Concert Series

June 5, 12, 19, 26

Central Park, 201 S. Austin St.

Enjoy live music in Central Park every Sunday night this month.

visitseguin.com

Garland

"Manufacturing Victory: The Arsenal of Democracy"

June 6-Aug. 15

Garland City Hall, 200 N. Fifth St.

"Manufacturing Victory" tells the inspiring story of the Home Front effort that produced tanks, planes, ships, and guns with staggering speed and unparalleled energy during World War II. The exhibit includes compelling artifacts, photographs, oral histories, and interactive audio-video components that immerse visitors in the story of America’s mighty industrial war engine.

visitgarlandtx.com/manufacturing-victory

Round Top

Music Festival

June 7-July 16

Festival Concert Hall, 248 Jaster Road

For more than 50 years, the Round Top Music Festival has offered orchestral and chamber music performances of the highest level, attracting music lovers from Texas and beyond. Repertoire is varied, mixing the well known and rarely performed. Concerts take place in a world-class concert hall, a "jewel case" completed over a 40-year period and acknowledged as acoustically unique. The surrounding campus, more than 200 acres, has been generously planted with thousands of trees and bushes of various species. It offers shadowing lakes, picnic areas, jogging trails, and wonderful herb gardens.

festivalhill.org

Lewisville

Sounds of Lewisville

June 7-July 26

Wayne Ferguson Plaza, Old Town, 150 W. Church St.

Every Tuesday in June and July, Wayne Ferguson Plaza is taken over with two bands. Bring a chair, blanket, and the family for a fun-filled evening. Vendors are on site, and concerts are free to attend.

cityoflewisville.com

Boerne

Abendkonzerte

June 7, 21; July 5, 9

Main Plaza, 100 N. Main St.

The Boerne Village Band, founded in 1860 by German immigrant Karl Dienger, is the oldest continuously active German band outside of the Republic of Germany. In 1991 Mayor Patrick Heath revived the old Abendkonzert tradition in Boerne with a series of summer evening band concerts on Main Plaza. The free concerts were an overnight success and continue to gain popularity with each passing year.

ci.boerne.tx.us/1104/concerts-in-the-park

Bandera

Cowboy Capital Opry

June 7

Bandera County Silver Sage, 803 Buck Creek Drive

See some Grand Ole Opry-style entertainment, hosted by Gerry and Harriet Payne, and enjoy refreshments and door prizes.

silversage.org

New Braunfels

Swing Dance Lessons

June 7-Aug. 16

Gruene Hall, 1281 Gruene Road

Learn simple, fun East Coast Swing steps in this one-hour class before the Two Ton Tuesday show at Gruene Hall. This class is perfect for beginners or those wanting to polish their wraps, tunnels, turns, and spins.

gruenetexas.com

Two Ton Tuesdays

June 7-Aug. 16

Gruene Hall, 1281 Gruene Road

It wouldn’t be summertime without popular rockabilly band Two Tons of Steel holding court in Gruene Hall every Tuesday evening. Grab your dancing partner and get ready for a rockin' night.

gruenetexas.com/two-ton-tuesdays.php

Austin

Cine Las Americas International Film Festival

June 8-12

Various locations, Downtown Austin

Contemporary films and videos from Latin America (North, Central, South America, and the Caribbean) and the Iberian Peninsula are showcased. Films and videos made by or about Latinxs in the U.S. or the rest of the world, as well as films and videos by or about Indigenous groups of the Americas, are invited to participate.

cinelasamericas.org

Abilene

Children's Art and Literacy Festival

June 9-11

T&P Depot, 1101 N. First St.

Two and half days of fun promote reading, art, and the picture books of illustrator Sophie Blackall. The fun kicks off with a storybook parade followed by an artist talk, both of which set the stage for the next two days of joy for kids of all ages. Book readings, art activities, animals, skits and movies, and a special art exhibit on display at the National Center for Children’s Illustrated Literature are all highlights.

abilenecalf.com

Coleman

Coleman PRCA Rodeo

June 9-11

Coleman Rodeo Grounds, 13152 SH 206

In 1936, Texas' centennial year, the idea of an annual Coleman Rodeo arose when nine businessmen wanted to do something special to celebrate Texas's 100th anniversary. Today, the rodeo continues on with a street parade, vendors, shopping, golfing, mutton busting, and rodeo events.

colemanrodeo.com

Lockhart

Chisholm Trail Roundup

June 9-11

Various locations

Traditionally held the second full weekend in June, Lockhart's largest annual festival and tourism event celebrates its 48th year. The entire family can enjoy activities including a petting zoo, an Old West gunfighter show, pig races, a carnival, rodeo, barbecue cookoff, grand parade, the Queen’s Coronation, and live entertainment.

chisholmtrailroundup.com

Elgin

Sip, Shop, and Stroll

June 9

Historic Downtown Elgin

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

elgintx.com

Bandera

House Concert

June 9, July 14, Aug. 11

Bandera County Silver Sage, 803 Buck Creek Drive

On the second Thursday of every month, bands perform at this event that was created to benefit the Cottages of Silver Sage and help support Songwriters of Texas.

silversage.org

Temple

Texas State Square and Round Dance Festival

June 9-12

Mayborn Convention Center, 3303 N. Third St.

Cheers to 60 years of the Texas State Square and Round Dance Festival. The diamond jubilee event kicks off with the Trail End Dance presented by Texas State Callers' Association. A pre-festival dance presented by Heart of Texas Square and Round Dance Association takes place Saturday, followed by the 60th festival organized by the Texas State Federation of Square and Round Dancers.

squaredancetx.com

Nacogdoches

Blueberry Festival of Quilts

June 10-11

Come enjoy beautifully created quilts made by members of the Nacogdoches Quilters Guild. This festival is part of the annual Texas Blueberry Festival and takes place June 10 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and June 11th from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Fredonia Hill Baptist Church.

texasblueberryfestival.com

San Antonio

Fiesta Noche del Rio

June 10-Aug. 6

Arneson River Theatre, 418 Villita St.

The oldest outdoor dance performance of its kind in the United States, Fiesta Noche del Rio, Spanish for “Party Night on the River,” is a musical variety show of authentic Mexican, Spanish, and Texas songs and dances performed by local professionals. San Antonio's annual iconic cultural performance, full of colorfully costumed dancers and rich, lush sounds, brings to life the deep roots that make San Antonio a special place for love and life. The audience is seated on tiered grass seats across the river from the stage, located in La Villita, the Little Spanish Village of the city.

fiestanochesa.com

Blanco

Lavender Festival

June 10-12

Old Blanco County Courthouse Square, 300 Main St.

The Lavender Capital of Texas celebrates 17 years as one of the Hill Country's premier festival venues. Artisans, food, local and regional beer and wine, live music, and lots and lots of lavender are available. The first commercial lavender farm in the state of Texas, Hill Country Lavender, is open for tours. The festival is free to attend.

blancolavenderfest.com

Clifton

Clifton Rodeo

June 10-11

Clifton Rodeo Arena , 101 E. Seventh St.

The Clifton Chamber of Commerce is proud to present the 71st annual Clifton Rodeo. The event kicks off with the rodeo parade. After the parade, head down to the rodeo grounds to watch the cowgirls run for the best time on barrel racing, and then sit back and watch the cowboys rope, ride, and get bucked on the broncos and bulls.

Taylor

Juneteenth Celebration and Bill Pickett Day

June 10-11

Fannie Mae Robinson Park, 260 Dolan St.

The Blackshear/O.L. Price Ex-Student Association hosts the celebration with a Friday meet-and-greet. Saturday there is a gospel brunch in the morning and a pageant in the afternoon, then music under the stars at night.

Nacogdoches

Blueberry Bluegrass Concert in the Park

June 10

Festival Park, 507 S. Pecan

The Texas Blueberry Festival kicks off with the Blueberry Bluegrass Concert in the Park in downtown. Organizers encourage attendees to bring blankets and lawn chairs. The concert features three well-known musical acts, Little Roy and Lizzy, The Baker Family, and Catahoula Drive, as well as a special appearance by up-and-coming group the Gent Mountain Grassburs. Food trucks are on site, so please leave coolers and alcohol at home. Pets on a leash are welcome. Parking is available downtown, and a free shuttle service to the concert venue is at First Baptist Nacogdoches.

texasbluegrassfestival.org

Levelland

Sip and Swirl

June 10

Downtown Levelland

Enjoy an evening of downtown shopping while tasting Texas' top wines and sampling sweet and savory bites from Mosaic Coffee and Sandwich Shop and the Food Truck Alley. Sit and enjoy the ambiance of lights, music, and good conversation.

levellandtexas.org/38/main-street

Llano

Llano Volunteer Fire Department Barbecue Cookoff

June 10-11

Robinson Park, 123 Robinson Park Drive

Sanctioned by Champions Barbecue Alliance, this cookoff has a $10,000 payout and has categories of chicken, pork ribs, brisket, and pork.

facebook.com/llanovfdannualbbqcookoff

Uvalde

Four Square Friday

June 10

Historic Downtown Uvalde, Getty Street

Enjoy late-night shopping, food, live music, and art.

Honey Festival

June 10-11

Downtown Plaza, Getty Street

As the Honey Capital of the World, Uvalde promotes bee conservation and celebrates its honey history with vendors, great food, shopping, and live music. Uvalde is a farming and ranching community, and pollinator education is vital to the town's economic and agricultural development.

facebook.com/uvaldehoneyfestival

Fredericksburg

Thomas Michael Riley Music Festival

June 10-11

Luckenbach Texas, 412 Luckenbach Town Loop

For the 15th year, Thomas Michael Riley hosts this music festival that features the best in Texas music by showcasing Lone Star State country artists on two stages.

luckenbachtexas.com

Elgin

Juneteenth Festival Street Dance and Parade

June 10-11

Historic Downtown Elgin , Veterans' Memorial Park

The event kicks off with vendors in Veterans’ Memorial Park and the annual street dance at night. Juneteenth continues on Saturday with the Grand Parade that runs through historic downtown Elgin. Activities after the parade are available in Veterans’ Memorial Park downtown.

elgintx.com/194/juneteenth-festival

Mesquite

"Like Kissing Moonlight"

June 10-12, 17-19, 24-26

Mesquite Arts Center, 1527 N. Galloway Ave.

Mesquite Arts Theatre presents this story of a modern-day Appalachian family that has come to some inevitable crossroads and must make some hard decisions. The themes of home and family are both touching and laugh-out-loud funny.

mesquiteartscenter.org/events/2022/like-kissing-moonlight

Sugar Land

"Cheer" Live

June 10

Smart Financial Centre, 18111 Lexington Blvd.

See the hit Netflix show onstage. Top athletes from Navarro College and Trinity College come to Smart Financial Centre for the "Cheer" Live 2022 tour.

smartfinancialcentre.net

Granbury

Lone Star Street Rod Association

June 10-12

Hewlett Park, 621 E. Pearl St.

The Lone Star Street Rod Association brings its 46th annual State Run to Granbury’s Hewlett Park, with some 450 rods expected.

visitgranbury.com

Tyler

"Madagascar the Musical"

June 11

R. Don Cowan Fine and Performing Arts Center, 3900 University Blvd., FAC 1120

Join Alex the lion, Marty the zebra, Melman the giraffe, Gloria the hippo and, of course, those hilarious, plotting penguins as they bound onto stage in the musical adventure of a lifetime. Based on the smash DreamWorks animated motion picture, "Madagascar the Musical" follows all of your favorite crack-a-lackin’ friends as they escape from their home in New York’s Central Park Zoo and find themselves on an unexpected journey to the madcap world of King Julien’s Madagascar.

cowancenter.org

East Bernard

Czech Kolache Klobase Festival

June 11

Riverside Hall, 14643 Buls Road

Celebrate Texas' Czech culture with live polka music, dancing, arts and crafts, a raffle, and a cake walk. Plate lunches of barbecue chicken, sausage, sauerkraut, and trimmings are available in addition to hamburgers and plenty of kolaches. There is free parking.

kkfest.com

Austin

Jimmy Buffett in Concert

June 11

Moody Center, 2001 Robert Dedman Drive

Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band perform as part of Buffett’s Life on the Flip Side Redux Tour. Local Parrot Heads (Buffett fans) won’t want to miss their chance to soak in the full Margaritaville experience. The setlist includes selections from Buffett's latest releases, "Life on the Flip Side" and "Songs You Don’t Know By Heart," and of course all of the fan favorites.

moodycenteratx.com/event/jimmy-buffett

Nacogdoches

Texas Blueberry Festival

June 11

Downtown Nacogdoches, 200 E. Main St.

This daylong celebration of the blueberry harvest is the only state-sanctioned blueberry festival in Texas. The delicious 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 and entertainment, including live music, blueberry picking, auto exhibits, shopping, and restaurant specials.

texasblueberryfestival.com

Belton

Sami Arts and Crafts Marketplace

June 11-12

Bell County Expo Center, 301 West Loop 121

Since 1975, Sami Shows have been known for bringing quality vendors to the arts and crafts marketplace in Central Texas. There is always a unique array of metal and wood crafters, jewelers, boutique clothing for children and adults, gourmet foods, fragrant soaps, macrame, and cornhole games. No two shows are ever the same, so it's fun to see what's new.

samishow.com

Lubbock

Anjelah Johnson-Reyes

June 11

The Buddy Holly Hall of Performing Arts and Sciences, 1300 Mac Davis Lane

Get ready for a night of laughter with Anjelah Johnson-Reyes, who has humor with no filter. Enjoy this internet sensation at the stunning The Buddy Holly Hall, which is the perfect atmosphere to take in all her colorful antics.

buddyhollyhall.com/event/anjelah-johnson-reyes

Wine and Clay Festival

June 11-12

Llano Estacado Winery, 3426 FM 1585 E.

Sip a glass of Llano Estacado’s wine while browsing through the handcrafted works by local clay artists.

llanowine.com/tours-events/events-calendar-2

Abilene

Abilene Philharmonic Classical Mystery Tour: A Tribute to the Beatles

June 11

Abilene Convention Center, 1100 N. Sixth St.

The world-famous Classical Mystery Tour returns to Abilene. Hear all your favorite Beatles hits such as "Penny Lane," "Yesterday," "Imagine," and "I am the Walrus." From early Beatles music on through the solo years, Classical Mystery Tour is the best of The Beatles like you‘ve never heard them—with a live symphony orchestra.

abilenephilharmonic.org/tickets

Dennis

Gunslinger Outlaw Modified Series

June 11

Big O Speedway , 3118 FM 85

Watch vehicles race on a .25-mile, semi-banked dirt track.

bigospeedway.com

Canadian

Canadian River Music Festival

June 11-12

Jones Pavilion, 1101 N. Sixth St.

Seven bands entertain the crowd for two days at this music festival. Bring you lawn chairs and sun protection. A variety of food vendors are set up, and primitive camping spots are available.

canadianrivermusicfestival.com

Grand Prairie

Brit Floyd in Concert

June 11

Texas Trust CU Theatre, 1001 Texas Trust Way

“The World’s Greatest Pink Floyd Show” returns to the stage to perform a brand-new production and world tour for 2022. Highlights include "The Wall," "The Dark Side of the Moon," "Wish You Were Here," "Animals," and "The Division Bell," and a 23-minute note-for-note performance of the era-defining song "Echoes," written over 50 years ago, from Pink Floyd's breakthrough 1971 album, "Meddle."

texastrustcutheatre.com

Austin

Rupi Kaur in Concert

June 11

Bass Concert Hall, 2350 Robert Dedman Drive

Through the power of her voice, renowned poet, artist, and performer Rupi Kaur brings a captivating performance to the world stage in an all-new spoken word poetry experience. Audiences are taken on a journey of personal loss and love, growth, mental health, community, friendship, and strength. These universal themes take center stage as original music scores the show and projections immerse audiences.

texasperformingarts.org

Kerrville

Cody's Car Show

June 11

Kerr County Hill Country Youth Event Center, 3785 SH 27

Great cars, breakfast, lunch, sweet treats, a silent auction, kids' zone, DJ, and music make this sixth annual event a fun-filled day in memory of Cody Blain Adams, who was killed by a drunk driver. All proceeds go to the Cody Blain Adams Memorial Scholarship Fund for local seniors in surrounding areas.

kerrvilletexascvb.com/events/2022/codys-car-show

Fredericksburg

Pride in the Pacific Living History Reenactment

June 11

National Museum of the Pacific War Pacific Combat Zone, 311 E. Austin St.

Hear the rattling of machine guns, feel the heat of the flamethrower, and smell the powder of rifle fire during the Pride in the Pacific event. This one-of-a-kind program features a battle reenactment complete with period vehicles and weaponry from both sides of the War in the Pacific. The event takes place a short walk from the main National Museum of the Pacific War campus.

pacificwarmuseum.org/visit/events

Alpine

Multicultural Festival

June 11-12

Kokernot Park, 1500 Fighting Buck Ave.

Alpine Multicultural Festival is two fun-filled days to experience the traditions of many different cultures through music, dance, food, and vendors.

visitalpinetx.com/event/alpine-multicultural-festival

Jacksonville

Tomato Fest

June 11

Downtown , Commerce Street, from Austin to Bolton streets

For one week in June, Jacksonville becomes "Tomatoville." The 38th annual Tomato Fest in downtown Jacksonville offers 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.

jacksonvilletexas.com/tomato-fest

Bandera

Barrel Race

June 11

Mansfield Park Rodeo Arena, Park Road

Come see barrel racing at Mansfield Park presented by Riding on Faith. Watch as the talented youth show you how it's done. The divisions are Open 4D and Youth 3D.

banderacowboycapital.com/location/mansfield-park-rodeo-arena

Mesquite

Rodeo Road Rally Bike Race

June 11

Dr. John Horn High Scool, 3300 E. Catwright St.

Grab your bike for the Rodeo Road Rally charity bike race. Cyclists have the choice of 35-, 50-, or 100-killometer courses with traffic control and rider support.

rodeoroadrally.com

Sugar Land

Heritage Hike

June 11

Sugar Land Heritage Museum and Visitor Center, 198 Kempner St.

This monthly historic walking tour takes you back to the time when Sugar Land was a company town, with virtually all enterprises managed by the Imperial Sugar Company or its affiliate, Sugarland Industries.

slheritage.org

Marshall

Main Street Cruise Night

June 11, July 9, Aug. 13, Sept. 10, Oct. 8, Nov. 12, Dec. 10

Main Street , 216 N. Washington Ave.

Every second Saturday, meet friends and family or make it a date night and enjoy the stroll along Main Street. See new and classic cars of all makes, models, and colors. Main Street is the location for East Texas’ finest show with local hot rods, classic cruisers, motorcycles, and the pride and joy of hand-polished collections. Before you go, plan to shop and dine while in downtown Marshall. 

facebook.com/mainstreetmarshalltx

Granbury

Bass Fishing Tournament

June 11

Lake Granbury, Rough Creek Park

The Rotary Club of Granbury hosts its second annual bass tournament at Lake Granbury, with a first prize of $5,000. Proceeds from this event go toward scholarships for Granbury High School seniors.

granburyrotarybasstournament.com

Kyle

Market Days

June 11, July 9, Aug. 13, Oct. 8, Nov. 9, Dec. 10

Mary Kyle Hartson City Square Park, 101 S. Burleson St.

Join the City of Kyle Parks and Recreation Department on the second Saturday of every month beginning in June (except September) for local vendors, arts and crafts, farm-to-market items, and live music.

cityofkyle.com/recreation/kyle-markets-days

Nacogdoches

Running of the Blueberries

June 11

Lanana Creek Trail , 805 E. Main St.

The Running of the Blueberries presented by Pilgrim’s Nacogdoches is open to fun-run enthusiasts and their furry running buddies. The 5K and 10K routes are on the wooded and shaded Lanana Creek Trail in Nacogdoches. Dog owners are invited to walk or run with their leashed furry companions and register pets for a logo-ed bandana.

texasblueberryfestival.com

Austin

"Cheer" Live

June 12

Moody Center, 2001 Robert Dedman Drive

"Cheer" Live is a touring show featuring the stars of the Netflix hit show, "Cheer." The show is one of the top trending shows on Netflix, and is a mix of choreographed dances, cheerleading routines, storytelling, and Q&A.

moodycenteratx.com/event/cheer-live

Corsicana

Mimosas at the Market

June 12, July 9, Aug. 13

Downtown Corsicana, 301 S. Beaton St.

Sip mimosas while shopping in downtown Coriscana every second Saturday. Complimentary mimosas are poured, and shoppers explore the tree-lined streets, historic buildings, and boutiques.

visitcorsicana.com

Sugar Land

Brit Floyd in Concert

June 12

Smart Financial Centre, 18111 Lexington Blvd.

Brit Floyd, “The World’s Greatest Pink Floyd Show,” returns to the stage to perform its brand new production and world tour. Show highlights include songs "The Wall," "The Dark Side of the Moon," "Wish You Were Here," "Animals," and "The Division Bell" and a show-stopping 23-minute note-for-note performance of the era-defining song "Echoes," written 50 years ago and from Pink Floyd's breakthrough 1971 album "Meddle."

smartfinancialcentre.net

Fairfield

Freestone County Fair and Rodeo

June 13-18

W.L. Moody Reunion Grounds, 843 E. Commerce St.

This year is the 100th annual Freestone County Fair and Rodeo. The event kicks off with a parade and then features a livestock show that benefits local children, a carnival, and a rodeo. There is live music every night of the fair week. Come be a part of this beloved tradition that keeps Freestone County heritage alive.

fcfar.org

Austin

"The Sound of Music"

June 15-July 24

ZACH Theatre, 202 S. Lamar Blvd.

The hills are alive in this intimate, heartfelt reimagining of the beloved musical classic. The Von Trapp Family come to life in a ZACH360 experience, where The Topfer theater is transformed into a lively biergarten. Maria’s sunny nature and passion for music brings joy and laughter back into the aching Von Trapp family, and melts the Captain’s icy heart.

zachtheatre.org

Tyler

Blue Man Group

June 16-17

R. Don Cowan Fine and Performing Arts Center, 3900 University Blvd., FAC 1120

More than 35 million people around the world have experienced the smash hit phenomenon that is Blue Man Group, and now it’s your turn. Blue Man Group travels to Tyler for a limited engagement on their new North American tour. It’s everything you know and love about them—signature drumming, colorful moments of creativity, and quirky comedy. The men are still blue, but the rest is all new. Featuring pulsing, original music, custom-made instruments, surprise audience interaction, and hilarious absurdity, join the Blue Men in a joyful experience that unites audiences of all ages.

cowancenter.org

Big Spring

Cowboy Reunion and Rodeo

June 16-18

Howard County Rodeo Bowl, 2900 Old State Hwy 80

Bring your family and friends out to the Howard County Rodeo Bowl for this annual tradition. The Reunion and Rodeo highlights some of the best talent and provides live entertainment.

bigspringprorodeo.com

Cedar Park

Shenandoah in Concert

June 16

Haute Spot Venue, 1501 E. New Hope

Grammy-, Country Music Association-, and Academy of Country Music-winning hitmakers Shenandoah, fueled by Marty Raybon’s distinctive vocals and the band’s skilled musicianship, are celebrated for delivering such hits as “Two Dozen Roses,” “Church on Cumberland Road,” and “Next to You, Next to Me” as well as such achingly beautiful classics as “I Want to be Loved Like That” and the Grammy-winning “Somewhere in the Vicinity of the Heart” duet with Alison Krauss. Their new record "Every Road," includes collaborations with Blake Shelton, Luke Bryan, Ashley McBryde, Dierks Bentley, Lady A, Zac Brown Band, Carly Pearce, Cody Johnson, and Brad Paisley.

loveandlightstream.com/hautespot/shenandoah

Corsicana

Mickey Gilley in Concert (CANCELED)

June 16

The Palace Theatre, 112 W. Sixth Ave.

Mickey Gilley is a country music singer/songwriter. He started out singing country songs in the '70s, then moved towards a more pop-friendly sound in the '80s, bringing him further success on not just the country charts, but the pop charts, too.

corsicanapalace.com

Stonewall

Peach JAMboree and Rodeo

June 16-18

Stonewall Chamber of Commerce Grounds, 250 Peach St.

The 61st celebration of the annual peach crop includes peach judging, the crowning of the Peach Queen, a parade, lots of peach-eating and pit-spitting, baking contests, a variety of food, live music, and a rodeo.

stonewalltexas.com/peach-jamboree

Marfa

Agave Festival

June 16-19

Various locations

This annual festival celebrates the agave and its influence on culture through food, film, music, science, and spirits. It brings communities together through accessible programming that includes talks by preeminent historians, botanists, artists, anthropologists, and archaeologists. The multi-day event offers tastings hosted by agave spirit producers, one-of-a-kind dining experiencs, and performances by leading artists in contemporary and regional music.

agavemarfa.com

Bryan

Brazos Bluebonnet Quilt Show

June 17-18

Brazos County Expo Center, 5827 Leonard Road

In a new and bigger location this year, the Brazos Bluebonnet Quilt Show's theme for the judged quilt show is “World of Color.” There is a wide assortment of quilt categories, from traditional to art quilts, and the show has vendor booths, quilt appraisals, and quilts for sale.

bbquiltguild.org

Rockport

The Rockport-Fulton Art Colony Symposium

June 17-19

Rockport Cultural Arts District

Experience the longest-standing Texas art colony in Rockport-Fulton. Plein air painters capture the windswept trees, lighthouse, harbors with shrimp and oyster boats, bait stands, and historic buildings that have inspired artists since 1948. Bring your brushes and camera to join in the celebration of 74 years of creativity. Attend a free symposium with art historians, colony founders, and artists in conjunction with the release of a book chronicling the history of the colony. Keynote speakers are William and Linda Reaves, renowned Texas art historians and authors.

rockportculturalartsdistrict.com

Waco

Texas Sports Hall of Fame Bob Lilly Celebrity Golf Classic

June 17-18

Bear Ridge Golf Club, 1000 Bear Ridge Drive

Over Father's Day weekend, join in for the 25th annual Bob Lilly Celebrity Golf Classic. Play golf with some of your favorite Texas inductee/athletes, and don't miss the auction.

tshof.org/bob-lilly-celebrity-golf-tournament.html

Ennis

Texas Truck Jam

June 17-18

Texas Motorplex, 7500 US 287

Diesel or gas trucks compete in drag racing.

texasmotorplex.com

Mckinney

Third Monday Trade Days

June 17-19

Third Monday Trade Days, 4550 W. University Drive

This is the oldest and largest monthly trade days and flea market in North Texas. Shop from more than 400 vendors who offer almost anything you can imagine. Find unique gifts, delightful home decor, trendy clothing and accessories, garage sale items, antiques and collectibles, and specialty items along with many fantastic food concessions at this open-air market. Free admission.

tmmtd.com

Franconia's Open Mic Jamboree

June 17

Franconia Brewing, 495 McKinney Pkwy.

Play some music or just hang and enjoy awesome artists. Singers, strummers, drummers, guitar rippers, bass faces, harmonicas, raps, spoken word, comedy, declarations, and more are welcome, as the mic is open.

franconiabrewing.com

Sweetwater

Walt and Tina Wilkins in Concert

June 17

TBD

Sweetwater House Concert Association presents this show featuring singer-songwriter Walt and his wife, Tina Wilkins, a solo artist who has released six albums. The duo is based in the Texas Hill Country.

sweetwatertexas.org

Kerrville

Concerts by the River

June 17

Louise Hays Park, 202 Thompson Drive

Bring your lawn chairs and picnic blankets and come to the park to enjoy free summer concerts along the banks of the beautiful Guadalupe River on the third Friday of June and July.

kerrvilletexascvb.com

Fredericksburg

Disney's "Mary Poppins"

June 17-19, 24-26; July 1-3

Steve W. Shepherd Theater, 1688 SH 87 South

Fredericksburg Theater Company presents this production of the musical that's based on the books by P.L. Travers and the classic Walt Disney film, with all the familiar songs, exciting dance numbers, and enchanting stagecraft.

fredericksburgtheater.org

Fredericksburg Trade Days

June 17-19

Fredericksburg Trade Days, 355 Sunday Farms Lane

Shop more than 350 vendors in seven barns and acres of antiques, collectibles, tools, crafts, shabby chic, primitives, ranch furniture, hunting accessories, candles, unique clothing, jewelry, food, and other items. 

fbgtradedays.com

Longview

Great Texas Balloon Race

June 17-19

Longview Convention Complex, 100 Grand Blvd.

Attracting the best competitive pilots from across the United States and the world, the Great Texas Balloon Race earned Longview the official designation as "The Balloon Capital of Texas" by the governor of Texas in 1985. Competitive balloon flights are scheduled for the mornings of Friday through Sunday. Non-competition flights are planned for the afternoons of Friday and Saturday over Longview. Launch and landing sites change each day as they are always determined by wind and the weather.

greattexasballoonrace.com

Salado

Salado Springs Craft Beer Festival

June 18

Barrow Brewing Company, 108 Royal St.

On the banks of Salado Creek, experience an independent craft beer festival featuring microbreweries from around the state with a focus on Central Texas breweries.

barrowbrewing.com/salado-springs-beer-fest

Nacogdoches

Juneteenth Celebration

June 18

Festival Park, 507 S. Pecan

Celebrate African-American culture at a family-friendly bash with a parade, bounce houses, and delicious food.

Austin

Oddities and Curiosities Expo

June 18

Palmer Events Center, 900 Barton Springs Road

Vendors, dealers, and artists feature all things weird. Find items such as preserved specimens, original artwork, horror- and Halloween-inspired pieces, antiques, handcrafted oddities, quack medical devices, creepy clothing, and odd jewelry.

odditiesandcuriositiesexpo.com

Palestine

Dogwood Jamboree

June 18

Palestine High School Auditorium, 1600 TX 256 Loop

Hear a Branson-style country music show filled with family fun, laughter, and great classic country music from some of the best artists anywhere. The comedians always provide great comic relief.

dogwoodjamboree.com

Mesquite

Premier Gun Shows

June 18-19

Mesquite Convention Center, 1700 Rodeo Drive

With events in April, May, and June, Premier Gun Shows feature exhibits of new and used guns, gun parts, accessories, and other items.

visitmesquitetx.com/events/2020/premier-gun-shows2

Palacios

Happy Hub-more Golf Classic FUN-raiser

June 18

Palacios Golf Course, 289 R.B. Trull Blvd.

The fourth annual "fun-raiser" for the Palacios Community Hub includes a golf tournament with fantastic prizes up for grabs.

palacioshub.org

Mckinney

Wine and Walls MuralFest

June 18-19

MillHouse McKinney at the Cotton Mill, 610 Elm St., Suite 1000

Watch muralists paint original designs on the historic Cotton Mill. You can sip wine from local wineries, try tasty morsels from food vendors, and shop for art, jewelry, and handmade products from local and regional vendors. Take home your own original mobile mural by bidding on your favorite artist or design during the festival.

millhousefoundation.org/muralfest

Craft Beer Walk

June 18

Downtown McKinney, 111 N. Tennessee St.

Join other beer lovers for Father’s Day weekend in downtown McKinney. With your ticket, you receive a tasting glass, a map guiding you on your tasting journey, and a pretzel necklace as an added bonus. There are 20 stops with tastings of delicious, cold craft beer.

sbghospitality.com

Farmersville

Audie Murphy Day

June 18

Downtown Farmersville and the Historic Onion Shed, 154 Main St.

Audie Murphy was an American soldier, actor, songwriter, and rancher. This hometown celebration honors area veterans with a parade and a program. Murphy was one of the most decorated military heroes of modern history due to his service in and around World War II.

facebook.com/audiemurphyday

Comanche

Open Rodeo Parade

June 18

Comanche Square, 101 W. Central Ave.

Texas-themed floats and horse clubs ride through downtown Comanche and around the historic courthouse square.

comanchechamber.org

Sweetwater

Rock the Block

June 18

Oak Street

Bring your lawn chairs, friends, and family, and enjoy food trucks, shopping, drinks, and live music at this downtown event.

sweetwatertexas.org

Rattlesnake Gravel Grind

June 18

Lake Sweetwater, County Road 264

The first Rattlesnake Gravel Grind benefits the Volunteer Fire Department of Nolan County and takes riders on tours of the scenic areas around Lake Sweetwater as well as farm and ranch roads around Birds Nest Canyon, Happy Valley, Mulberry Canyon, and Panther Canyon. Route distances range from 111, 66, and 32 miles. After the event, enjoy free beer, food, and live music.

rattlesnakegravelgrind.bike

Boerne

Music in the Cave: Summer Solstice, Rudi and the Rudiments

June 18

Cave Without a Name Throne Room, 325 Kreutzberg Road

Experience a unique musical experience down in the Queen's Throne Room at the Cave Without A Name. Enjoy an eclectic blend of contemporary acoustic songs, soaring vocals, dynamic instrumentation, and improvisation celebrating the Summer Solstice.

cavewithoutaname.com

Bowie

Jim Bowie Days Rodeo and Celebration

June 18-25

Bowie Community Center and Rodeo Arena, 413 Pelham St.

This 56th annual event features a weeklong celebration full of family fun, with kids' activities, a parade, live music, a rodeo, youth rodeo, and rodeo queen contest.

jimbowiedays.org

New Braunfels

Old Gruene Market Days

June 18-19; July 16-17; Aug. 20-21

Gruene Historic District

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

gruenemarketdays.com

Sugar Land

Town Square Tribute Featuring Texas Eagles

June 18

Sugar Land Town Square, 2711 Plaza Drive

Since their formation in 2019, the Texas Eagles have quickly risen to become Houston’s premier Eagles tribute band. Performing the biggest hits by the best-selling American rock band of all time, the Texas Eagles, with their unmistakable vocal harmonies and expert musicianship, appeal to audiences of all ages as they perform the Eagles’ heartfelt ballads and rock anthems that everyone knows and loves.

sugarlandtownsquare.com

Little Elm

TexasFest Dallas

June 18

Little Elm Park, 701 W. El Dorado

Bud Light, Go Texan, and Outlaw Nation present TexasFest Dallas at Little Elm Park. Enjoy concerts, 200 artists and crafters, swimming and beach-style fun, classic cars, frisbee-catching dogs, cowboy shows, and dozens of Texas-themed rides, games, and other attractions. The Taste of Texas Food Garden offers delicious cuisine and cold domestic and craft beers. National recording artists perform on the main stage, while contemporary visual artists present works inspired by the heritage and culture of the city.

texasfestdallas.com

Italy

Tour d'Italia

June 19

Italy High School, 300 College St.

Bicyclists come from all over Texas and surrounding states to attend this bicycle ride through the countryside. There are 11.5- to 56-mile courses to choose from.

lonestarcyclists.org

Austin

Central Texas Juneteenth 2K, Parade & Celebration

June 19

Rosewood Park, 2300 Rosewood Ave.

Juneteenth, also known as "Freedom Day" or "Emancipation Day," is the oldest known African-American celebration commemorating the end of slavery. This annual event features a parade with floats and entertainment and a celebration with food and local vendors.

juneteenthcentraltexas.com

Elgin

Juneteenth on Juneteenth

June 19

Thomas Memorial Park, 411 Madison St.

The Juneteenth Festival continues this weekend with an event that honors the holiday. There's a meet and greet followed by the distribution of candles and lighting ceremony.

elgintx.com/194/juneteenth-festival

Lubbock

"Anastasia"

June 20

The Buddy Holly Hall of Performing Arts and Sciences, 1300 Mac Davis Lane

From the Tony Award-winning creators of the Broadway classic "Ragtime," this dazzling show transports us from the twilight of the Russian Empire to the euphoria of Paris in the 1920s, as a brave young woman sets out to discover the mystery of her past. Pursued by a ruthless Soviet officer determined to silence her, Anya enlists the aid of a dashing conman and a lovable ex-aristocrat. Together, they embark on an epic adventure to help her find home, love, and family.

buddyhollyhall.com/event/anastasia

Cedar Park

Go Skateboarding Day

June 21

Brushy Creek Sports Park , 2310 Brushy Creek Road

Show off your skateboarding skills in a free competition. There's also music, food, and giveaways. A waiver and helmet are required to compete.

cedarparkparks.com

New Braunfels

Pop-Up Yoga Class in Gruene

June 21

Gruene Hall, 1281 Gruene Road

Celebrate International Day of Yoga at Gruene Hall, Texas' oldest dance hall. Join instructor Melissa Welch-Lamoreaux for a pop-up yoga class. The class is one hour and 15 minutes and designed for adults. Children ages 12 and older are welcome to attend with their parent or guardian. Wear workout/exercise clothing and bring a yoga mat and any personal props that make you comfortable. All experience levels are invited.

gruenehall.com

Luling

Watermelon Thump

June 23-26

Watermelon Thump Pavilion and Spitway, 319 E. Davis

Since 1954, the Luling Watermelon Thump has celebrated the growers and the town's watermelon market. Over the years the event has offered live music all weekend, an exhibitors' market, carnival, world champion seed spitting, the crowning of the Thump Queen, a car show, kids entertainment, a grand parade, an arts and crafts show, and fun contests.

watermelonthump.com

San Angelo

American Plains Artists Show

June 23-Aug. 7

Fort Concho National Historc Landmark, 630 South Oakes St.

Covering themes of the American Great Plains, this annual Western art show includes 100 paintings and sculptures.

fortconcho.com

Austin

Austin Asian American Film Festival

June 23-26

AFS Cinema, 6259 Middle Fiskville Road

Feature filmmakers' unique voices are celebrated in a forum where viewers come together to experience the wide array of Asian American Pacific Islander perspectives. Narrative features and shorts and documentary features and shorts are showcased throughout the festival.

aaafilmfest.org

Levelland

Golden Spread Classic Steer and Heifer Show

June 23-25

Mallet Event Center, 2320 US 385 S.

Miniature Hereford heifers and steers are shown, featuring American, European, and English breeds. Saturday's Prospect Steer Show has Brahman, Brangus, Santa Gertrudis, Simbrah, ABC, Angus, Red Angus, Hereford, Shorthorn, Charolais, and other breeds.

goldenspreadclassic.com

Mexia

Rodeo

June 23-25

Mexia Rodeo Arena, 600 Smith St.

The 92nd annual Mexia Rodeo, sponsored by the Mexia Area Chamber of Commerce, is great family fun. The rodeo is sanctioned by the United Professional Rodeo Association and includes some of the best concessions around.

mexiachamber.com

Elgin

Western Days Parade and Festival

June 23-25

Various locations

Western Days serves as Elgin’s annual homecoming celebration and is always held during the last week in June. Throughout the multiple-day affair, events are held including a parade, carnival, live music, vendor marketplace, and sports tournaments. The grand finale is held on Saturday, with guests perusing the wares of artisans and craft vendors at an outdoor market place while listening to live entertainment throughout the afternoon. 

elgintxchamber.com/western-days

New Braunfels

Frank Schlather Day

June 23

Gruene Hall, 1281 Gruene Road

Also known as Frank's Tranquilizer Hour, this event commemorates the legendary former "Mayor" of Gruene with special offers at Gruene Hall, including $.50 beers from noon to 2 p.m.

gruenetexas.com/frankday.php

Taylor

Blackland Bull Buck Out

June 24-26

Williamson County Exposition Center, 5350 Bill Pickett Trail

The Taylor Rodeo Association hosts this bull-riding extravaganza.

wilcoexpo.com

Nacogdoches

Nac Snack Friday

June 24

Nacogdoches Convention and Visitor Bureau, 200 E. Main

Food trucks, live music, and cold brews create a relaxed environment every fourth Friday of the month in downtown Nacogdoches. Beverages are available from local favorite Flashback Cafe. Food trucks are parked on both sides of the Visitors Center (Fredonia and Pecan streets) and Pilar Street is blocked off from traffic for seating. Live music starts in the afternoon. Check out beautifully kept vehicles with the Nac Classic Car Club.

visitnacogdoches.org/nacsnacks

Cedar Park

Vintage Market Days of Greater Austin

June 24-26

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

Shop a vintage-inspired market that features art, antiques, clothing, jewelry, home décor, and outdoor furnishings. This three-day event takes place indoors, so beat the heat and enjoy a fun-filled weekend of shopping.

vintagemarketdays.com/market/greater-austin/index.php

Abilene

Potosi Live Summer Jam

June 24-25

Potosi Live, 897 FM 1750

The Randy Rogers Band, Casey Donahew, Mike Ryan, and Stoney Larue play an outdoor show across two nights on the Lithia Toyota Stage.

stubwire.com/venue/potosilive/abilene/5407

Boerne

Music in the Cave: 19ƑƑTEEN: Forbidden and Forgotten

June 24

Cave Without a Name Throne Room, 325 Kreutzberg Road

Enjoy the best of Throne Room music while surrounded by nature's beauty and natural acoustics presented by members of our CMI Faculty performing works composed in 1915 by Joseph Holbrooke and Alexander Zemlinksy.

cavewithoutaname.com

Sugar Land

NOLA Nights Featuring New Orleans Hustlers Brass Band

June 24

Sugar Land Town Square, 2711 Plaza Drive

Come out and let authentic New Orleans music take you on a historical journey through the Crescent City tradition of live music with the New Orleans Hustlers Brass Band.

sugarlandtownsquare.com

Taylor

Pride Festival

June 25

Downtown Taylor, 200 N. Main St.

Area LGBTQ community members and allies celebrate Pride Month with bands, a street fair, and food in downtown Taylor.

taylorpride.org

Austin

City-Wide Vintage Sale

June 25-26

Austin's Palmer Events Center, 900 Barton Springs Road

Shop over 100 vendors for vintage clothing, midcentury modern decor, vintage art, collectibles, lighting, upcycled art, and unique finds at Austin's famous vintage paradise open since 1977.

citywidevintagesale.com

Van Horn

Frontier Days

June 25

Van Horn City Park, Third and Austin streets

Family fun commences in Van Horn with a 5K run/walk, three-on-three basketball tournament, volleyball, cornhole, food, entertainment, and the Best Homemade Salsa in West Texas contest. An outdoor dance concludes the celebration.

vanhorntexas.org

Victoria

Historic Homes Tour

June 25-26

Various locations

Guides take you through historic homes that may include late Victorian, Queen Anne, and Craftsman-style bungalows. This is a rare opportunity to view the inside of some of the most elegant homes in Old Victoria.

victoriapreservation.com

"El Colibri"

June 25

Victoria Fine Arts Center, 1002 Sam Houston Drive

Grupo Folklorico of Victoria presents El Colibri. Experience the beauty of this traditional Mexican dance that emphasizes local folk culture.

explorevictoriatexas.com

Ennis

Freedom Fest

June 25

Veterans Memorial Park , 2301 Ennis Pkwy.

Start your day with the beloved Red, White, and Bike Parade in historic downtown Ennis, and end it with family-friendly activities, live music, and a spectacular fireworks show.

visitennis.org

Texas Whip Fest

June 25

Texas Motorplex, 7500 US 287

Car enthusiasts compete in drag races and show off their rides in a car show.

texasmotorplex.com

Comanche

Red Dirt Dinner and Dancing

June 25

Comanche Roping Club Arena, 9101 US 377

The Comanche Roping Club Arena is transformed into a live concert and dancing venue. Featuring multiple artists, there's plenty of room for dancing and numerous food options.

comanchechamber.org

Arlington

Tommy DeCarlo in Concert

June 25

Levitt Pavilion Arlington , 100 W. Abram St.

Classic rock fans, this one’s for you. Grab your tickets for a double-header outdoor concert headlined by Tommy DeCarlo, singer for the legendary rock band Boston, and special guest Rudy Cardenas of “American Idol” fame. It’s an evening jam-packed with the hits of Boston and Journey.

levittpavilionarlington.org/event/tommy-decarlo-singer-of-boston-with-special-guest-rudy-cardenas-of-american-idol-the-classic-hits-of-boston-journey

Belton

Fourth of July Celebration

June 25-July 4

Various locations, 412 E Central Ave, PO Box 659

The more than 100-year-old tradition of the Belton's Fourth of July Celebration includes a street party with live music, craft beer, wineries and food trucks on June 25, then a 1-mile parade on July 4, along with food and craft vendors, games, a petting zoo, static display of military and first responder equipment, and a hot dog eating contest. Carnival rides and attractions fill a nearby park. The three-night rodeo runs July 1-3 and is the only PRCA rodeo in Texas during this holiday weekend. Live music and fireworks round out the celebration on the evening of July 4.

beltonchamber.com

Houston

Pride Celebration

June 25

Houston City Hall, 901 Bagby St.

Houston's 44th annual Pride Celebration takes place downtown and is the premier event of the Pride season, with a parade and festival followed by an after-party.

pridehouston.org/celebration

Galveston

Pops: Vienna-Style Sommerfest Concert

June 26

The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St.

The Galveston Symphony Orchestra plays fun, lively audience favorites, including Strauss waltzes, polkas, and nostalgic works performed in the style of Sommerfest (German summer festival) concerts. Music includes "The Star Spangled Banner" by John Stafford Smith, "Cat Waltz" and "Blue Tango" by Leroy Anderson, and "The Stars and Stripes Forever" by John Philip Sousa.

galvestonsymphony.org

Lubbock

Ironman 70.3

June 26

Lubbock Memorial Civic Center, 1501 Mac Davis Lane

As the longest-running Ironman 70.3 race in Texas as well as one of the oldest in the U.S., competitors can test their limits with a 1.2-mile swim in historic Dunbar Lake, then hop on a bike for a 56-mile ride through West Texas finishing at the Jones AT&T Stadium, and finally, run home after completing a three-loop tour of Texas Tech’s campus.

ironman.com/im703-lubbock

Fredericksburg

PCAA Concerts in the Park

June 26

Marktplatz, State Highway 16 and Main Street

Enjoy a free Sunday evening concert featuring Western Swing and Big Band music. You're welcome to bring your chairs, eats and drinks.

visitfredericksburgtx.com

Bandera

Frontier Times Jamboree

June 26

Bandera Couthouse Lawn, 510 13th St.

Bring your lawn chair and enjoy an afternoon of live music with new hosts each month at this outdoor music circle that's free to the public.

frontiertimesmuseum.org

Sugar Land

Raxx Vintage Market

June 26

Sugar Land Town Square, 2711 Plaza Drive

Shop from over 50 vintage vendors in the Plaza, with merchandise including T-shirts, shoes, and other vintage finds.

sugarlandtownsquare.com

Sweetwater

Summer Blast

June 30-July 3

Nolan County Coliseum, 220 Coliseum Drive

Big Country Cutting Horse Association hosts this family-friendly rodeo event featuring activities for kids and a National Cutting Horse Association show.

facebook.com/profile.php?id=100062960002212

Houston

Disney's "Frozen"

June 30-July 17

The Hobby Center, 800 Bagby St.

"Frozen" features the songs you know and love from the original Oscar-winning film, plus an expanded score with a dozen new numbers by the film’s songwriters, Oscar winner Kristen Anderson-Lopez and EGOT winner Robert Lopez. 

thehobbycenter.org

Giddings

Grimes Street Music Fest

July 1

Lee County Courthouse Square, 200 S. Main

Enjoy music around the courthouse square, just like the good ol' days. Bring your cooler, lawn chairs, blankets, and snacks, listen to tunes on Grimes Street, and join in the street dance.

giddingstx.com/page-1676245

Nacogdoches

Freedom Fest Weekend

July 1-5

Festival Park, 507 S. Pecan

A jam-packed weekend of celebrations and live music all over town begin Friday and end Monday night with a spectacular fireworks show.

visitnacogdoches.org

Temple

First Friday: Patriotic and Red, White, and Blue

July 1

Downtown Temple, Main Street

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

discoverdowntowntemple.com

Llano

Llano Rock'N Riverfest

July 1-4

Badu Park, 300 Legion Drive

Grab your lawn chair and sunscreen and enjoy your weekend in Hill Country. If you have a jet ski, bring it and participate in the jet ski races on the Llano River. There are amateur and professional divisions on a pattern course. Check out the Oldies But Goodies Car Show full of sleek, classic cars, and don't leave before music and fireworks begin. A new addition to the event this year is a Ferris wheel.

llanorocknriverfest.com

Wimberley

VFW Rodeo

July 1-3

Chester Franklin VFW Rodeo Arena, 401 Jacobs Well Road

Wimberley’s 76th VFW Rodeo is a Hill Country summer tradition. The CPRA-sanctioned rodeo thrills with exciting competitions, good food, and a variety of merchandise from vendors.

vfw6441.com

Fredericksburg

First Friday Art Walk

July 1

Various locations

Participating fine art galleries remain open until 8 p.m., so visitors have time to stop by the various events and exhibits planned throughout the day and enjoy local refreshments. Just look for the galleries flying the Art Walk flag.

firstfridayartwalkfbg.com

Sugar Land

Tribute to George Strait

July 1

Sugar Land Town Square, 2711 Plaza Drive

Grab your two-steppin boots, pack up your lawn chairs, and head to the Plaza for live country music at this annual tribute to George Strait.

sugarlandtownsquare.com

The Colony

Liberty By The Lake

July 2

The Colony Five Star Complex, 4100 Blair Oaks Drive

Celebrate the birth of America’s freedom with patriotic festivities and a variety of entertainment and activities for all ages including a fun run/walk, live music, and a choreographed fireworks display.

visitthecolonytx.com/events

Rockport

Art Festival

July 2-3

Festival Grounds at Rockport Harbor, 1500 E. Laurel St.

A two-day, juried outdoor festival shines a light on fine art and master crafts. Over 120 artists from all over Texas and beyond sell their work to over 10,000 visitors. In addition to viewing and purchasing art, visitors to the festival can enjoy a tasty array of food truck options as well as an air-conditioned entertainment tent with live music throughout the weekend and a beer garden. The festival is family friendly, with a dedicated children's activity tent and live music just for the little ones.

rockportartcenter.com/artfest

Granbury

Old Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration and Parade

July 2-4

Historic Granbury Square, 201 E. Pearl St.

Thousands flock to Granbury to take part in small-town festivities and celebrate all things America. The parade around the historic Granbury square, vendors, iconic Lake Granbury, and a top-rated fireworks show all make for a memorable Fourth of July for the entire family.

visitgranbury.com/event/hometown-4th-of-july-3-day-celebrations/14903

Brownwood

Lehnis' Ridikkulus Rails

July 2

Lehnis Railroad Museum and Visitor Center, 700 E. Adams St.

Attention wizards and Muggles, the Lehnis Railroad Museum is celebrating Harry Potter’s birthday. Join in for a day of Harry Potter-themed fun. Stop by Ollivander’s wand shop to make your own wand, sign up for a potions class, and bottle gillyweed. Happee Birthdae, Harry!

visitbrownwood.com/event/lehnis-riddikulus-rails

Bellville

Fresh Farmers and Artisan Market

July 2

Jim Bishop Pavilion at Chesley Park, 100 E. Palm St.

More than 30 vendors bring fresh produce, grass-fed beef, honey, eggs, herbs, plants, and flowers to be sold in the shade of the beautiful Jim Bishop Pavilion. Shoppers can find artisans selling fine linens, soaps, jewelry, dog treats, beard oils, and presenting live demonstrations. Enjoy wine tastings, an old-fashioned lemonade stand, cold brew coffee, jams, jellies, and baked goods. The market is held on the first Saturday of the month from 9 a.m. to noon and supports local farmers, ranchers, and area artisans in this small town full of Texas charm.

discoverbellville.com

Edinburg

Texas Cook'Em: High Steaks In Edinburg

July 2

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

Texas Cook’Em has one of the biggest barbecue cookoff purses in the state, awarding $16,000 to the winners. In 2021, Texas Cook’Em drew cooking teams from across the state and over 10,000 citizens attended this state championship event.

edinburg.com

Roscoe

Fourth of July Celebration and Plowboy Mudbog

July 2

Downtown Roscoe

This family-friendly day includes a parade, food, craft vendors, live music, fireworks, dancing, and the annual high-powered truck mud races of the Plowboy Mudbog.

roscoetx.com

Fredericksburg

Live Pari-Mutuel Horse Racing

July 2-3, 16-17

Gillespie County Fairgrounds, 530 Fair Drive

Come out during the summer season for exciting live horse racing at the fairgrounds’ Class 3 track. Pick your favorites for quarter horse and thoroughbred racing as well as special races, trials, and futurities.

gillespiefair.com

Boerne

Music in the Cave: American Stories

July 2

Cave Without a Name Throne Room, 325 Kreutzberg Road

Experience a unique musical experience down in the Queen's Throne Room at the Cave Without A Name. American Stories is a rousing exploration of American patriotic music and the stories of American composers from Independence Day through modern times.

cavewithoutaname.com

Seguin

Freedom Fiesta

July 2

Central Park, 201 S. Austin St.

Celebrate Independence Day in beautiful downtown Seguin with live music, food trucks, vendors, a kiddie parade, and and other festivities.

visitseguin.com

Denver City

Fourth of July Celebration, Car Show, and Golf Tournament

July 3-4

Stuffy Moorehead Park, 1301 N. Avenue C

Festivities begin with a firework show at Yoakum County Park, followed by a full day of fun on Monday held at Moorehead Park. Lots of activities including a car show, cow chip bingo, entertainment, and games take place. Head over to Yoakum County Golf Club on Monday to participate in the golf scramble for chances to win prizes.

Big Spring

Pops in the Park

July 3

Comanche Trail Park Amphitheater , Golf Course Road

Get your Fourth of July festivities popping with the Big Spring Symphony and fireworks.

Giddings

Fury on the Fourth

July 3

Sheriff's Posse Rodeo Arena, 2495 SH 290 W.

The Lee County Sheriff's Posse hosts championship bull riding for the Fourth of July Celebration, plus everyone's favorite: mutton bustin'.

giddingstx.com/page-1676245

Coleman

Red, White, and Blue Bash

July 3

Coleman County Courthouse, 218 Commercial Ave.

Downtown Coleman comes to life for Independence Day with games, food, music, vendor booths, and a parade.

Del Rio

First Friday Art Walk

June 3, July 1, Aug. 5

Downtown Del Rio, South Main Street

Del Rio presents a monthly art walk that invites visitors to explore the art galleries and city's art district. The event also offers food trucks, vendors, and music.

drchamber.com

Temple

All Star Family Day

July 3

Temple Railroad and Heritage Museum, 315 W. Avenue B

"Pieibol in the Barrios and the Big League" is on display at the museum beginning July 9th. Experience the fun of the game and learn about an important part of baseball history. Enjoy sports-themed crafts and activities for the whole family.

templeparks.com

Abilene

Freedom Festival

July 3-4

Downtown Abilene and Taylor County Expo Center, 1700 SH 36

Let freedom ring with a Fourth of July parade, the Paramount Film Series, live bands, a car show, a bike show, vendors, food truck, games, and a children's area. Stick around for the fireworks show at dark. 

abilenefreedomfestival.com

Waxahachie

Crape Myrtle Festival and Parade

July 3-4

Waxahachie Sports Complex, 151 Broadhead

Being designated the Crape Myrtle Capital of Texas, Waxahachie residents celebrate with a concert, fireworks show, and parade on Independence Day.

visitwaxahachie.com

Grand Prairie

Stars and Stripes Celebration

July 3-4

Lone Star Park, 1000 Lone Star Pkwy.

After a night of horse races, see a spectacular fireworks show that's choreographed to music.

lonestarpark.com

Addison

Kaboom Town

July 3

Addison Circle Park, 4970 Addison Circle

Since 1985 one of the nation’s most impressive and unique Independence Day celebrations has been held in Addison. Each year approximately 500,000 guests from across the country converge on this small town to view the incredible Addison Airport Airshow, followed by a spectacular fireworks display. Whether enjoyed from a restaurant watch party, hotel balcony, or the award-winning festival in Addison Circle Park, attendees are sure to be immersed in patriotic revelry.

addisonkaboomtown.com

Seguin

Patriotic Concert

July 3

Central Park, 201 S. Austin St.

Enjoy patriotic tunes from the San Antonio Symphonic Band.

visitseguin.com

Fireworks Fiesta

July 3

Starcke Park

Enjoy a large firework show along the Guadalupe River.

visitseguin.com

Columbus

Independence Day Celebration

July 4

Columbus Golf Course , 141 Veterans Drive

Columbus hosted the very first Fourth of July celebration in the state of Texas in 1826 and continues the tradition with an old-fashioned bash full of family-friendly fun. There is music, food, and a great fireworks display.

columbustexas.org

Giddings

Firemen's Fourth of July Celebration

July 4

Fireman's Park, 2495 SH 290 W.

The Fourth of July Celebration, sponsored by the Giddings Volunteer Fire Department, starts with a lazy day in the park and barbecue. Then, there's an auction to benefit the fire department, followed by fireworks and a dance in the evening.

giddingstx.com/page-1676245

Frisco

Freedom Fest

July 4

Frisco Square, 8874 Coleman Blvd.

Visit a Fourth of July celebration that's fit for the whole family. There are fireworks and lots of tasty food options.

friscofreedomfest.org

San Angelo

Holiday Artillery Salutes

July 4

Fort Concho National Historic Landmark, 630 South Oakes St.

Historic Fort Concho does hourly artillery salutes to mark the nation's 246th birthday.

fortconcho.com

Taylor

Independence Day Parade and Fireworks

July 4

Various locations, 1600 Veteran's Drive

Join in and celebrate America's independence with an afternoon parade at Murphy Park and fireworks after dark. There's also a tennis tournament held at Murphy Park and a city golf championship at Mustang Creek Golf Course.

taylortxlegion39.org

Monahans

Freedom Festival

July 4

Hill Park

Let freedom ring with a parade, food and craft vendors, games, live music, and fireworks.

monahans.org

Wimberley

Fourth of July Parade

July 4

Lion's Field, 14100 RR 12

Join over 5,000 people and attend this long-standing celebration of America's Independence Day. Find the perfect spot to pop up a tent, put down some outdoor chairs, and watch the parade roll by.

wimberley.org

Palacios

Fourth of July Celebration

July 4

East Bay Park, 300 E. Bay Blvd.

It's Independence Day in Palacios and festivities include a flag-raising ceremony, a children's parade, barbecue, food vendors, a carnival, helicopter rides, bingo, a LaSalle landing re-enactment, and fireworks.

facebook.com/palacios.lions

Hutto

Fourth of July Celebration

July 4

Brushy Creek Amphitheater , 1001 CR 137

Bring the family for live music every hour, food trucks, children's activities, and fireworks. Bring your own lawn chair or blanket, and please leave pets at home unless they are a service animal.

huttotx.gov

Tomball

July Fourth Celebration and Street Festival

July 4

Business 249 North of Four Corners, 28000 Tomball Pkwy.

Experience an old-fashioned party for the red, white, and blue. There is a fireworks show at dark, plus live music from Mango Punch, vendors and food, and a salute to veterans and active duty military. There is free admission and parking.

tomballtx.gov

Temple

Fourth of July Family Fun Fest

July 4

Crossroads Park, 1020 Research Pkwy.

The 24th annual Independence Day festival is full of family fun, food, live music, and a spectacular fireworks show.

templeparks.com

Cameron

Fireworks in Cameron

July 4

Downtown Cameron, 102 E. First St.

Celebrate the Fourth of July at the square in downtown Cameron with games for children and adults, children's and pet parades, food and wine trucks, and vendors. Fireworks start around dusk.

cameron-tx.com

Mckinney

Red, White, and Boom

July 4

Downtown McKinney and Craig Ranch Soccer Complex, 111 N. Tennessee St.

The city of McKinney celebrates the Fourth of July with free family activities, live entertainment, and a spectacular fireworks show. Downtown events include a hometown parade and the Yankee Doodle block party. Evening festivities resume at the McKinney Soccer Complex at Craig Ranch with music, food, kids’ activities, a concert, and a fireworks display.

mckinneytexas.org/830/red-white-and-boom

Canadian

Fourth of July Celebration

July 4-5

Various locations

Celebrate America's birthday with rodeos, dances, a parade, turtle races, an arts and crafts show, a watermelon feed, and fireworks.

canadiantx.com

Lubbock

Fourth on Broadway

July 4

Mackenzie Park , 301 I-27

For over three decades, Fourth on Broadway has been an event that Lubbock and the entire region look forward to year after year. Since its humble beginnings by a committee of downtown churches in 1991, the event has become a go-to summer celebration for thousands of West Texans. This year’s theme is “United We Stand.” The day starts with a parade and is followed by the annual Bolton Oil Youth Fishing Tournament, eating contests, a kids' area with water slides, a mechanical bull, an obstacle course, a petting zoo, and daytime concerts. The evening concert features some of the best local musicians and is followed by the fireworks show, synchronized to classic and contemporary patriotic music.

broadwayfestivals.com

Corsicana

Freedom Fest

July 4

IOOF Park, 601 N. 45th St.

Food trucks, live music, and fireworks create a dazzling Independence Day bash.

visitcorsicana.com

Mexia

Boomin' on the Fourth

July 4

Mexia Hughes City Park, Corner of Bonham and Tyler streets

Freedom rings proudly at Boomin' on the Fourth, where games, food vendors, a 5K, pet parade, and car show create a family-friendly bash.

mexiachamber.com

Rockport

July Fourth Activities

July 4

Little Bay and Downtown

Get in a patriotic mood as you view a patriotic boat parade at noon. The parade can be seen from downtown, but for the best views, head to Broadway adjacent to Little Bay. The Wendell Family Fireworks Show is held at dark.

rockportartcenter.com

Sweetwater

Sparks in the Park

July 4

Newman Park, 100 Jack Hazzard Drive

Enjoy this annual annual Fourth of July fireworks show and celebration.

sweetwatertexas.org

Kerrville

Robert Earl Keen's Fourth on the River

July 4

Louise Hays Park, 202 Thompson Drive

Enjoy food, vendor booths, family fun, bounce houses, face painting, the Louise Hays Park splashpad and playgrounds, and cooling off in the Guadalupe River. The free concert features Robert Earl Keen and other musical acts. Then at dusk the largest fireworks display in the Texas Hill Country fills the sky.

robertearlkeens4th.com

Fredericksburg

July Fourth Community Parade

July 4

Main Street from Washington to Bowie

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 locals and visitors from all over. Bring lawn chairs or use the tailgate of your truck.

fbgtxparade.org

July Fourth Fireworks Display

July 4

Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park, 432 Lady Bird Drive

The annual fireworks display is sponsored by the city of Fredericksburg and takes place from the golf course area at Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park. Bring lawn chairs and eats and drinks.

fbgtx.org

Marathon

Fourth of July Dance

July 4

Post Park , Avenue D

Marathon Volunteer Fire Department hosts the annual Fourth of July Dance at Post Park, going strong for over 100 years.

marathontexas.com/events

Jefferson

Fourth of July: Jefferson Salutes America

July 4

Downtown , Lafayette and Vale streets

At this old-fashioned Fourth of July celebration in the park, visitors can expect a pie auction, homemade ice cream contest, music, hot dogs, cool drinks, and a finale with a spectacular fireworks display reflecting in the Big Cypress Bayou.

visitjeffersontexas.com

Bandera

Fourth of July Parade and Barbecue

July 4

American Legion 410 Post, 147 Legion Drive

This Fourth of July parade is hosted by the American Legion 410 post in Lakehills, Bandera County.

alpost410.com

Pet Parade

July 4

Bandera City Park, 173 Main St.

The Cowboy Capital Pet Assistance League organizes the 26th annual Bandera Pet Parade. The free event takes place along the Medina River.

ccpal.info

Sugar Land

Red, White, and Boom

July 4

Crown Festival Park at Sugar Land, 18355 Southwest Freeway

Celebrate the Fourth of July at Crown Festival Park with patriotic family fun and activities for all ages. Each year there's a variety of great food, activities, vendor booths, live musical entertainment, and a dazzling firework display to conclude the celebration.

sugarlandtx.gov/905/red-white-and-boom

Seguin

Biggest Small Town Fourth of July Parade

July 4

Downtown Seguin, 201 S. Austin St.

This classic small-town Fourth of July parade features floats, bands, classic cars, tractors, and horses, all decked out in red, white, and blue.

visitseguin.com

Grapevine

July Fourth Extravaganza

July 4

Lake Grapevine

Celebrate America’s birthday at the 40th annual July Fourth Fireworks Extravaganza complete with spectacular fireworks set to patriotic music. Fireworks start at 9:30 p.m.

grapevinetexasusa.com/summertime-in-grapevine/july-fourth/july-4th-fireworks-extravaganza/

Bandera

Cowboy Capital Opry

July 5

Bandera County Silver Sage, 803 Buck Creek Drive

See some Grand Ole Opry-style entertainment, hosted by Gerry and Harriet Payne, and enjoy refreshments and door prizes.

silversage.org

Mason

Roundup Rodeo, Parade, and Festival

July 8-9

Heritage Park and Downtown Mason, Moody Street

Annually the second weekend in July, folks gather in Mason for rodeo events and family fun. The Roundup Parade takes place Saturday morning downtown, followed by the arts and crafts festival and Queen’s Court interviews over at Heritage Park. Saturday evening brings more rodeo events out at the arena and the crowing of the Mason County Queen.

masontxcoc.com

Sealy

Sealybration

July 8-10

BP&W Park, 1008 Main St.

The 14th annual Sealybration is a family-friendly, patriotic weekend filled with big-name entertainment, the Stars and Stripes Softball Tournament, a barbecue cookoff, 5K and 1K runs, mechanical bull riding, a carnival, and arts and crafts vendors.

sealybration.sealycommunityfoundation.com

Uvalde

Four Square Friday

July 8

Historic Downtown Uvalde, Getty Street

Enjoy late-night shopping, food, live music, and art.

mainstreetuvalde.com

Canton

Balloon Fest

July 8-9

First Monday Grounds, 800 Flea Market Lane

This festival features food and art vendors, family-fun activities, car shows, and the popular 5K glow run on Friday night. Each year the festival highlights great East Texas music with nonstop music all weekend. The stars of the show are the balloons that take off each night in a display of color. There's also a sanctioned competition by the Balloon Federation of America each morning. The event has tethered rides and full balloon rides (reserve in advance).

balloonfestcanton.com

Weatherford

Parker County Peach Festival

July 9

Historic Downtown Weatherford, 1 Courthouse Square

The 37th annual Parker County Peach Festival is shaping up to be peachy with a bounty of Parker County peaches and impressive vendors. Visitors can get their fill of homemade peach ice cream, peach cobbler, peach pie, peach tea, peach smoothies, ice cream topped with fresh peaches, or just plain ol’ juicy peaches—eaten with the fuzz. More than 200 quality arts and crafts, produce, activity, and food vendors line the historic streets of downtown, with the charming Parker County courthouse as the backdrop. This year, visitors find an even more spread out event with the festival area expanded by 25%. Pull up a seat and sit back at one of two entertainment stages where local talent performs, and don’t forget about the annual Peach Pedal Bike Ride with over 2,200 cyclists and the judged food competition that's full of peachy bites. For easy transportation to the festival, hop on one of the air-conditioned shuttles from the 9th Grade Center, Weatherford College, or Heritage Park.

peachfestivaltx.com

Taylor

Bird Expo

July 9

Williamson County Exposition Center, 5350 Bill Picket Trail NW

Shop a one-day-only expo for hundreds of birds, cages, toys, food, and many other products for sale to the public at discounted and wholesale prices.

wilcoexpo.com

Belton

Sami Art and Crafts Christmas in July

July 9-10

Bell County Expo Center, 301 West Loop 121

It's Christmas in July at the Sami Arts and Crafts show. The event is a heads-up that Christmas is just a few months away. Shoppers can find handcrafted gifts at this event that is known throughout Central Texas for variety, excellence, and affordability. Get out of the summer heat and get a head start on your holiday shopping.

samishow.com

Palacios

Poker in Palacios

July 9

Palacios Recreation Center, 2401 Perryman Ave.

The Palacios Chamber of Commerce is having their annual Poker in Palacios Texas Hold'em Series fundraiser, plus a gun raffle and live auction.

palacioschamber.com

Cedar Park

Greater Austin Comic Con

July 9-10

The 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.

greateraustincomiccon.com

Galveston

Bill Engvall Farewell Tour

July 9

The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St.

Popular stand-up comedian Bill Engvall, a Galveston native, is making one last stop in the Oleander City at The Grand 1894 Opera House as part of his farewell tour. Fans of blue-collar comedy won't want to miss this show.

thegrand.com

Temple

"¡Pleibol! In the Barrios and the Big Leagues"

July 9-Oct. 8

Temple Railroad and Heritage Museum, 315 W. Avenue B

For nearly a century, baseball has been a crucial social and cultural force in Latino communities across the United States. And, for just as long, Latino/a players have had a huge impact on the game. To celebrate this history, the Smithsonian Institution illustrates in "¡Pleibol!" how generations of Latinos/as have helped make the game what it is today. From youth and community teams to the Major League, the exhibition reveals how baseball brings people together regardless of race, class, or gender. These inspirational baseball stories reflect larger themes in American history that connect us all, on and off the diamond.

templeparks.com

Mckinney

Margarita Stroll

July 9

Downtown McKinney, 111 N. Tennessee St.

Beat the heat with in ice-cold margarita in downtown McKinney. Your ticket gets you a signature taster and a map that directs you to the margarita stops. There are 15 total stops with tastings of delicious margaritas. Also within the map are five bonus stops that have samples of a variety of items.

sbghospitality.com

Corsicana

Bike Race

July 9-10

Downtown Corsicana, 301 S. Beaton St.

It's a battle on the bricks. The 1-mile, eight-corner criterium course is renowned for its historical brick streets—a victory on Beaton Street is no small achievement. The course is extremely spectator friendly with a planned vendor market and plenty of dining and shopping opportunities for all.

visitcorsicana.com

Lampasas

Toughest 10K in Texas

July 9

Hancock Park Pavilion, 1406 US 281 S.

Runners come from all over the United States to attend this race, which is in its 42nd year and held during the annual Lampasas Spring Ho Festival. Hosted by the Lampasas Chamber of Commerce, the proceeds from this race get put back into the community. The race starts and finishes at the Hancock Park Golf Course Pavilion. The race also features a 5K and a 1-mile fun run.

runsignup.com/race/tx/lampasas/tougest10k

Kerrville

Texas Gun and Knife Show

July 9-10

Kerr County Hill Country Youth Event Center, 3785 SH 27

Vendors sell new and used guns, knives, ammo, coins, jewelry, camping gear, accessories, and merchandise for outdoorsy activities.

texasgunandknifeshows.com

Kerrville Summer Market

July 9-10

Inn of the Hills Hotel and Conference Center, 1001 Junction Highway

Vendors come from all over the state to show their art, jewelry, gourmet food, gift items, and other handiwork.

texasmarketguide.com

Sugar Land

Heritage Hike

July 9

Sugar Land Heritage Museum and Visitor Center, 198 Kempner St.

This monthly historic walking tour takes you back to the time when Sugar Land was a company town, with virtually all enterprises managed by the Imperial Sugar Company or its affiliate, Sugarland Industries.

slheritage.org

Grapevine

1920s Ice Cream Social at Nash Farm

July 9

Nash Farm, 626 Ball St.

Bring the family to historic Nash Farm and cool off with a sweet treat. Enjoy old-fashioned, hand-cranked ice cream and fun activities fit for an ice cream social.

nashfarm.org

Taylor

Taylor Rodeo

July 13-17

Williamson County Exposition Center, 5350 Bill Picket Trail NW

Since 1950, the Taylor Rodeo Association has proudly brought the Taylor Rodeo in the hometown of Bill Pickett—the legendary American cowboy that introduced bulldogging. Events include a calf scramble and steer saddling.

taylorrodeo.com

Austin

"The Masked Singer" National Tour

July 13

Bass Concert Hall, 2350 Robert Dedman Drive

Building upon the excitement of Fox’s hit reality series and family-favorite guessing game, "The Masked Singer" National Tour hits the road in 2022, featuring celebrity guest hosts from the TV show, as well as one local celebrity at every show who performs in a top-secret disguise. The audience attempts to decipher the clues to guess the identity until the local celebrity is unmasked at the end of the night. The evening also includes fan-favorite masked characters from the TV show live on stage.

texasperformingarts.org

Kerrville

Kerr Arts and Cultural Center Art Exhibits

July 14-Aug. 13

Kerr Arts and Cultural Center, 228 Earl Garrett St.

The Kerr Arts and Cultural Center presents three separate art exhibits in three separate galleries—the James Avery Gallery, Aline Cornels Gallery, and James and SJ Derby Gallery—spanning 6,500 square feet and supporting a wide variety of installations and media.

kacckerrville.com

San Angelo

"Banjara Textiles from a Private Collection"

July 14-Sept. 11

San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, 1 Love St.

This exhibition features exquisite traditional textiles made by the Banjara tribe of the Indian subcontinent.

samfa.org

"Towards a 21st Century Abstraction"

July 14-Sept. 11

San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, 1 Love St.

The San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts presents an array of contemporary artwork themed around the work of abstract artists.

samfa.org

Elgin

Sip, Shop, and Stroll

July 14

Historic Downtown Elgin

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

elgintx.com

Sugar Land

"The Masked Singer" National Tour

July 14

Get ready to unmask the craziness when the hit television show "The Masked Singer" comes to Smart Financial Centre.

smartfinancialcentre.net

Houston

Comicpalooza

July 15-17

George R. Brown Convention Center, 1001 Avenida de las Americas

Texas’ largest pop-culture festival draws fans of art, celebrity, comics, films, gaming, and literature. Comicpalooza hosts panels, autograph and photograph sessions with celebrity guests, a literature conference, film festival, and cosplay competitions, and presents special attractions, entertainment, and gaming tournaments. Shoppers can browse art and handcrafted goods from local and visiting artists in the Artist Alley and stroll through the Dealer’s Room to peruse comic books, collectibles, toys, clothing, and other niche products. Young festival-goers can immerse themselves in interactive exhibits found throughout the hall and in the Innovation Lab, while adult attendees can learn about space advancements and test new consumer technologies.

comicpalooza.com

Ennis

Quilt Show

July 15-16

Sokol, 2622 SH 34

The Creative Quilters Guild of Ellis County invites you to their annual quilt show.

visitennis.org

Mckinney

Third Monday Trade Days

July 15-17

Third Monday Trade Days, 4550 W. University Drive

This is the oldest and largest monthly trade days and flea market in North Texas. Shop from more than 400 vendors who offer almost anything you can imagine. Find unique gifts, delightful home decor, trendy clothing and accessories, garage sale items, antiques and collectibles, and specialty items along with many fantastic food concessions at this open-air market. Free admission.

tmmtd.com

Franconia's Open Mic Jamboree

July 15

Franconia Brewing, 495 McKinney Pkwy.

Play some music or just hang and enjoy awesome artists. Singers, strummers, drummers, guitar rippers, bass faces, harmonicas, raps, spoken word, comedy, declarations, and more are welcome, as the mic is open.

franconiabrewing.com

Grand Prairie

"The Masked Singer"

July 15

Texas Trust CU Theatre, 1001 Texas Trust Way

Your favorite characters from the hit television show, "The Masked Singer," are brought to life live on stage alongside surprise celebrity hosts and exciting new performances. Can you guess who's behind the mask? A mystery celebrity is unmasked in every city in this can’t-miss spectacular live show for audiences of all ages.

texastrustcutheatre.com

Port Arthur

Saltwater Anglers League of Texas Summer Classic

July 15-17

S.A.L.T. Club, T.B. Ellison Parkway

The Saltwater Anglers League of Texas' Sabine chapter is ready to focus on kid fishing. This is a family-oriented fishing tournament with more focus towards the kids every year.

facebook.com/saltclub.net

Kerrville

Concerts by the River

July 15

Louise Hays Park, 202 Thompson Drive

Bring your lawn chairs and picnic blankets and come to the park to enjoy free summer concerts along the banks of the beautiful Guadalupe River on the third Friday of June and July.

kerrvilletexascvb.com

"Last Gas"

July 15-17, 22-24, 29-31

Playhouse 2000 VK Garage Theater, 305 Washington St.

Nat Paradis is a Red Sox-loving part-time dad who manages Paradis’ Last Convenient Store, the last place to get gas (or anything) before the Canadian border in northern Maine. When an old flame returns to town, Nat gets a chance to rekindle a romance he gave up on years ago. But sparks fly as he’s forced to choose between new love and old. This play takes a hilarious and sometimes heartbreaking look at love lost and found, and what it means to “get back to happy.”

playhouse2000.com

Ingram

"Matilda the Musical"

July 15-16, 22-23, 29-30; Aug. 5-6

Hill Country Arts Foundation, 120 Point Theatre Road

Based on the children's novel by Roald Dahl, "Matilda the Musical" brings the story to life through song and dance. Matilda is a little girl with astonishing wit, intelligence, and psychokinetic powers. She’s unloved by her cruel parents but impresses her schoolteacher, the highly lovable Miss Honey.

hcaf.com

Fredericksburg

Fredericksburg Trade Days

July 15-17

Fredericksburg Trade Days, 355 Sunday Farms Lane

Shop more than 350 vendors in seven barns and acres of antiques, collectibles, tools, crafts, shabby chic, primitives, ranch furniture, hunting accessories, candles, unique clothing, jewelry, food, and other items. 

fbgtradedays.com

Laredo

International Sister Cities Festival 

July 15-17

Sames Auto Arena, 6700 Arena Blvd.

Over a span of three days, the Sames Auto Arena is transformed into an indoor mercado featuring artisans from all over Mexico selling a variety of different products from leather goods, home décor, jewelry, clothing, and delicious food and candies from their native city. With an annual average of 200 exhibitors, the festival has grown tremendously over the past couple of years and hit 25,000 visitors in 2019.

visitlaredo.com/p/things-to-do/events/laredosistercitiesfestival

Rosenberg

Junk Hippy Rosenberg

July 16

Fort Bend County Fairgrounds, 4310 SH 36

Shop 150 vendors selling vintage and antique furniture, midcentury modern and retro finds, shabby-chic and rustic decor, and handmade goods. Food trucks are on site. Since 2012, Junk Hippy has welcomed well over 200,000 shoppers through its doors across Oklahoma and Texas.

facebook.com/events/460467472339105

Austin

City-Wide Vintage Sale

July 16-17

Austin's Palmer Events Center, 900 Barton Springs Road

Shop over 100 vendors for vintage clothing, midcentury modern decor, vintage art, collectibles, lighting, upcycled art, and unique finds at Austin's famous vintage paradise open since 1977.

citywidevintagesale.com

Waco

Duel on the Brazos

July 16-17

Brazos Park East , 3516 N. MLK Jr. Blvd.

See drag boats rip through the water at high speed. The Southern Drag Boat Association is one of the oldest drag boat racing organizations in the country.

sdbaracing.com/schedule

Bridgeport

Christmas in July Jeep Toy Drive

July 16

Northwest OHV Park, Halsell Street

The second annual Christmas in July Jeep Toy Drive supports the Bridgeport Police Department's Santa Cops program. See a Jeep parade, then enjoy vendors, food trucks, a toy drive, Jeep decorating contests, and live music.

cityofbridgeport.net/20/main-street

Kerrville

Hill Country Gun Show

July 16-17

Hill Country Veterans Center, 411 Meadowview

Proceeds from this gun show benefit local veterans. Find merchandise that includes new and used guns, knives, coins, cutting boards, and ammo.

gunshowtrader.com

Fredericksburg

Night in Old Fredericksburg Barbecue and Chili Cookoff

July 16

Gillespie County Fairgrounds , 530 Fair Drive

Live pari-mutuel horse racing and other activities occur throughout the day at the Lone Star Barbecue Society Barbecue Cookoff and CASI Chili Cookoff. There's plenty of cold beverages and food available.

gillespiefair.com

Bandera

Barrel Race

July 16

Mansfield Park Rodeo Arena, Park Road

Come see barrel racing at Mansfield Park presented by Riding on Faith. Watch as the talented youth show you how it's done. The divisions are Open 4D and Youth 3D.

banderacowboycapital.com/location/mansfield-park-rodeo-arena

Mesquite

Texas Haunters Convention 2022

July 16-17

Mesquite Convention Center, 1700 Rodeo Drive

Find over 35,000 square feet of space filled with family-friendly vendors, events, demonstrations, and classes targeting Halloween and cosplay enthusiasts.

texashauntersconvention.com

Sugar Land

"RuPaul's Drag Race": Werq the World Tour

July 16

Smart Financial Centre, 18111 Lexington Blvd.

The official "RuPaul’s Drag Race" World Tour returns with an all-new production for 2022. An experiment gone wrong has sent the audience spiraling through time with no way of returning to the present. Join Kameron Michaels, Rose, Vanessa Vanjie, Yvie Oddly, and all the finalists from the upcoming 14th season on a journey through iconic periods of history in hopes of finding your way back to 2022.

smartfinancialcentre.net

Brazoria

Santa Ana Ball

July 17

Brazoria Heritage Foundation Gymnasium, 208 W. Smith St.

This ball is a re-enactment of the Santa Ana Ball that was given in Brazoria at Jane Long's Tavern in 1832. The annual fundraiser for the Brazoria Heritage Foundation includes a gourmet dinner with wine and silent and live auctions.

brazoriahf.org/new

Grand Prairie

RuPaul's Drag Race Werq The World Tour

July 20

Texas Trust CU Theatre, 1001 Texas Trust Way

An experiment gone wrong has sent the audience spiraling through time with no way of returning to the present. Join Kameron Michaels, Rose, Vanessa Vanjie, Yvie Oddly, and all finalists from the upcoming 14th season on a journey through iconic periods of history in hopes of finding your way back to 2022.

texastrustcutheatre.com

Waco

Deep in the Heart Film Festival

July 21-24

Waco Hippodrome , 724 Austin Ave.

This is an unparalleled arts event, bringing filmmakers and the Waco community together to experience movies, educational sessions, and networking parties. You'll find films here from major film festivals, including Cannes, Sundance, SXSW, Tribeca, Toronto, and Austin.

deepintheheartff.com

Victoria

"The Wizard of Oz"

July 22-31

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

Theatre Victoria presents their summer musical—the classic tale of a Kansas farm girl who travels over the rainbow to a land called Oz only to discover there is no place like home.

theatrevictoria.org

Ennis

Rumble in the Jungle

July 22

Texas Motorplex, 7500 US 287

Grudge racing is a form of drag racing that involves lots of trash talk, ground rules, and racing. The only rules are the ones established before the race. Rumble in the Jungle features some of the baddest grudge racers in the country.

texasmotorplex.com

Lockhart

"Annie Get Your Gun"

July 22-Aug. 6

Gaslight Baker Theatre, 216 S. Main St.

See this sharp-shooting production of the classic Broadway musical about Annie Oakley, the best shot around who manages to support her little brother and sisters by selling the game she hunts. When she’s discovered by Col. Buffalo Bill, he persuades this novel sharpshooter to join his Wild West Show.

mygbt.org

Mcallen

Texas Hunters and Sportsman’s Expo

July 22-24

McAllen Convention Center, 700 Convention Center Blvd.

One of the largest shows of its kind, drawing in thousands of people from across South Texas as well as international visitors, the expo has been hosted for 30 years. The event has more than 275 exhibits, experienced guides and outfitters, Yeti brand equipment, featured attractions (Joe Martin’s Diamondback Rattlesnake Pit, the World Class Whitetail Head Display, and first female taxidermist Kristen Ottea), exotic wildlife ranches, major boat and RV dealers, fishing guides, and conservation groups.

texashunterassociation.com

San Angelo

National Cowboy Day

July 23

Fort Concho National Historic Landmark, 630 South Oakes St.

Celebrate the American cowboy with a skit by the Concho Cowboy Company and a talk about the American Plains Art Show currently taking place at Fort Concho.

fortconcho.com

Salado

"Salado Legends"

July 23-Aug. 6

Tablerock Festival of Salado, Inc., 409 Tablerock Road

The 29th annual "Salado Legends" is Central Texas' favorite outdoor musical drama, written by Salado resident, playwright, and lyricist Jackie Mills. "Salado Legends" was chosen by the Library of Congress to "serve as a record of Life in America during the 1850's and to preserve our nation's diverse cultural traditions for generations of Americans, present and future."

tablerock.org

Buffalo Gap

Tour de Gap

July 23

Old Settler's Reunion Grounds, 100 Vine St.

The 39th Tour de Gap bike race consists of three rides through the hills of south Taylor County with the 100K, 50K, and the 11-mile family fun ride.

tourdegap.com

Comanche

Salt, Lime, and a Good Time

July 23

Historic Comanche Square, 101 W. Central Ave.

Know how to whip up a good margarita? Now is your time to shine at this margarita-making contest at the historic Comanche square. Attendees can taste handmade mixed drinks and other delicious items.

comanchechamber.org

Bandera

National Day of the American Cowboy

July 23

Bandera Couthouse Lawn, 500 Main St.

Celebrate the National Day of the American Cowboy in Bandera, the "Cowboy Capital of the World." See gunfighters, picking circles, vendors, blacksmiths, and other frontier fun.

banderacowboycapital.com

Fredericksburg

PCAA Concerts in the Park

July 24

Marktplatz, State Highway 16 and Main Street

Spend a Sunday evening in the park at this month's concert that features a party and dance music. Bring chairs, eats, and drinks.

visitfredericksburgtx.com

Bandera

Frontier Times Jamboree

July 24

Bandera Couthouse Lawn, 510 13th St.

Bring your lawn chair and enjoy an afternoon of live music with new hosts each month at this outdoor music circle that's free to the public.

frontiertimesmuseum.org

Mckinney

Marching Music Made in McKinney

July 25-26

McKinney ISD Stadium, 4201 S. Hardin Blvd.

As a Drum Corps International (DCI) event, Marching Music Made in McKinney features a drum line competition on the first night at TUPPS Brewery, a full day's band camp for local middle school musicians, and then a regional competition/exhibition at the McKinney ISD Stadium and Community Center.

visitmckinney.com/dcimckinney

Kerrville

Heart of the Hills Golf Tournament

July 26-29

Schreiner Golf Course, 1 Country Club Land

One of the most prestigious amateur level golf tournaments contested in Texas, golfers from all over the country come to Kerrville to compete in this annual 72-hole tournament. Since its inception, the tournament has been played at the Scott Schreiner Golf Course, a par-70 course that is considered one of the state’s best municipality-operated courses.

hohkerr.com

Alpine

Viva Big Bend

July 27-31

Various locations

Viva Big Bend showcases the best of the state: extraordinary natural beauty, remarkable and talented people, an independent spirit, and an amazing culture. Approximately 55 bands and solo artists (with a wide variety of styles represented) are expected to be showcased in at least 10 venues in Alpine, Marfa, Marathon, Terlingua, and Fort Davis this year.

vivabigbend.com

San Angelo

Buffalo Soldier Anniversary Day

July 28

Fort Concho National Historc Landmark, 630 South Oakes St.

To mark the 156th anniversary of the creation of the famed Buffalo Soldier units in the U.S. Army, Fort Concho holds a flag-lowering and program.

fortconcho.com

Fredericksburg

"Legally Blonde Jr."

July 28-31

Steve W. Shepherd Theater, 1688 SH 87 South

Fredericksburg Youth Theater presents "Legally Blonde Jr.," a show based on the Reese Witherspoon-starring movie that follows the transformation of Elle Woods as she tackles stereotypes, snobbery, and scandal in pursuit of her dreams.

fredericksburgtheater.org

Naples

Watermelon Festival and Rodeo

July 29-30

Melon Patch Grounds, 100 Front St.

One of the biggest events in the area, the annual Watermelon Festival draws people from far and wide. There are watermelons aplenty, and these East Texas melons are as sweet as they come. The festival holds one of the biggest parades in northeastern Texas and includes a street dance, craft booths, a fully sanctioned PRCA rodeo, an antique car show, corn hole, horse shoes, food, and bingo.

facebook.com/naplesmelonpatch

Levelland

Junior Rodeo Cowboys Association Finals

July 29-31

Mallet Event Center, 2320 US 385 S.

The Junior Rodeo Cowboys Association (JRCA) is a nonprofit organization serving the rodeo interests of youth ages 3-19 from across the Texas Panhandle, northwest Texas, and western Oklahoma. Organized in 1998, the JRCA has enjoyed steady growth and now boasts around 200 members. ​The JRCA culminates each season with the Championship Awards Ceremony after the rodeo finals. Thousands of dollars worth of saddles, buckles, and other prizes are awarded. Every finals contestant is recognized and receives prizes.

jrcarodeo.com

Fredericksburg

Hill Country Auto Swap Meet

July 29-31

Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park, 432 Lady Bird Drive

Car enthusiasts can find just about anything at the 44th annual swap meet. A "car corral" has vintage autos for sale in various states of restoration, and among the many items for sale at the flea market are vehicles and parts, tools, auto accessories, hats, books, clothes, and various souvenirs. Concessions are also available.  

earhartproductions.com

Stafford

"The SpongeBob Musical"

July 29-31; Aug. 5-7, 12-14

Inspiration Stage, 12794 Fountain Lake Circle

The stakes are higher than ever in this dynamic stage musical as SpongeBob and all of Bikini Bottom face the total annihilation of their undersea world. Chaos erupts. Lives hang in the balance. And just when all hope seems lost, a most unexpected hero rises up and takes center stage. The power of optimism really can save the world.

inspirationstage.com

Sugar Land

NOLA Nights Featuring the Zydeco Dots

July 29

Sugar Land Town Square, 2711 Plaza Drive

Come out and let authentic New Orleans music take you on a historical journey through the Crescent City tradition of live music from the Zydeco Dots, a fun-loving, hard-working Houston-based group that plays a dancin', rockin', bluesiana blend of zydeco rhythm and blues.

sugarlandtownsquare.com

Pasadena

Junk Hippy Pasadena

July 30

Campbell Hall at Pasadena Convention Center, 7601 Red Bluff Road

Shop 150 vendors at one of "Flea Market Style and Country Living Magazine"'s top vintage events. Vintage and antique furniture, retro and midcentury finds, shabby chic and rustic decor and handmade goods are all readily available. Food trucks are on site.

facebook.com/events/288887869646560

Bowie

July Jam

July 30

Bowie Community Development, 101 E. Pecan St.

Get a preview of the championship Fiddler’s Contest held at the Chicken and Bread Days Heritage Festival. Price of admission includes a mouthwatering chicken dinner with homemade breads, fiddling entertainment by some of the most talented artists around, and an auction, which includes homemade jams and desserts and other wonderful donations. Funds raised support the October Chicken and Bread Days event.

cityofbowietx.com/136/festivals-events

Galveston

Johnny Mathis in Concert

July 30

The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St.

Johnny Mathis, the "Voice of Romance," is celebrating his 66th year as a recording artist icon. Look forward to an evening filled with his music composed for stage and film, golden-era jazz standards, and contemporary pop hits.

thegrand.com

Ennis

Gunslinger Outlaw Modified Series

July 30

Big O Speedway , 3118 FM 85

Watch vehicles race on a .25-mile, semi-banked dirt track.

bigospeedway.com

Fort Worth

El Fuego 50

July 30-31

Trinity Park , 3301 Trinity Park Drive

Home to immaculate trails, fun murals, and gorgeous skylines, Fort Worth’s Trinity Park is the perfect backdrop for this no frills urban race series, El Frio 50 and El Fuego 50. The fast, flat, looped course showcases skyline views, winds along the river, and takes participants through beautiful oak trees and across paved and gravel trails. Enjoy the illuminated downtown view through the 3.1-mile loop while experiencing camaraderie with those you’ll be running with through the night. Distances are 5K, 10K, 25K, and 50K.

ultraexpeditions.com/el-fuego-50

Sugar Land

A.R. Rahman in Concert

July 31

Smart Financial Centre, 18111 Lexington Blvd.

Grammy Award-winning Indian composer A.R. Rahman visits Smart Financial Centre.

smartfinancialcentre.net

Austin

"Mean Girls"

Aug. 2-7

Bass Concert Hall, 2350 Robert Dedman Drive

See the musical based on the hit movie. Cady Heron may have grown up on an African savanna, but nothing prepared her for the wild and vicious ways of her strange new home: suburban Illinois. How will this naïve newbie rise to the top of the popularity pecking order? By taking on the Plastics, a trio of lionized frenemies led by the charming but ruthless Regina George. 

texasperformingarts.org

Bandera

Cowboy Capital Opry

Aug. 2

Bandera County Silver Sage, 803 Buck Creek Drive

See some Grand Ole Opry-style entertainment, hosted by Gerry and Harriet Payne, and enjoy refreshments and door prizes.

silversage.org

Temple

First Friday: Summer Sizzle

Aug. 5

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.

discoverdowntowntemple.com

Rockport

TSA Rockin' Rockport Youth Sailing Regatta

Aug. 5-7

Rockport Yacht Club, Bays of Rockport and Fulton

Rockport Yacht Club hosts the seventh annual Texas Sailing Association-sanctioned Youth Sailing Regatta. Potentially 90 boats participate, bringing sailing fans and families to the Rockport area for a weekend of nautical fun. 

rockportyachtclub.org

Kerrville

Business Expo and Home and Garden Show

Aug. 5-6

Kerr County Hill Country Youth Event Center, 3785 SH 27

Free and open to the public, come interact and network with businesses, organizations, and members of our community. Featuring over 100 booths, food trucks, and a kids' zone with bounce houses and activities to keep little ones busy all day long. There's also a Home and Garden Show, offering tips on building, home improvement, and everything else you need to improve your home and garden.

kerrvillechamber.biz

Fredericksburg

First Friday Art Walk

Aug. 5

Various locations

Participating fine art galleries remain open until 8 p.m., so visitors have time to stop by the various events and exhibits planned throughout the day and enjoy local refreshments. Just look for the galleries flying the Art Walk flag.

firstfridayartwalkfbg.com

Jefferson

Civil War Symposium

Aug. 5-6

Jefferson Convention and Visitor Center, 305 E. Austin St.

This event offers presentations, exhibits, and vendors for Civil War and history buffs. The symposium focuses on Jefferson and the surrounding areas and delves into how this region played a significant role during this unique time in the country's history. Friday includes a Speakers Reception, while Saturday has a seminar and lunch.

visitjeffersontexas.com/jefferson-texas-events

Grapevine

Meme's Pickles at Nash Farm

Aug. 5

Nash Farm, 626 Ball St.

Learn to pickle cucumbers at historic Nash Farm with the last of the summer harvest. It's a great "dill" of fun.

nashfarm.org

Huntsville

Summer Genealogy Weekend

Aug. 5-6

Huntsville Public Library , 1219 13th St.

This two-day event highlights helpful genealogical records and collections. A light supper is provided on Friday and the library remain opens until 8 p.m. for further research for attendees only. A silent auction of books and genealogical materials takes place during the weekend and ends at 2 p.m. on Saturday.

myhuntsvillelibrary.com

Camp Wood

Nueces Canyon Old Settlers Reunion

Aug. 5-6

Various locations

This family-friendly event in downtown Camp Wood features a parade, live music, a rodeo, and a dance. It kicks off with a reunion of teachers and former Nueces Canyon students at Lindbergh Park, with live music by Shane Stumpf. The next day starts with a parade in downtown Camp Wood, followed by more events in Lindbergh Park including the king and queen coronation, annual pie and salsa contests, and a decades-old washer and horseshoe tournament. Vendors are on hand, selling artwork, crafts, woodwork, leatherwork, jewelry, candles, paintings, hats, baked goods, stonework, taxidermy, new clothing, handbags, and a variety of food. A rodeo and dance follows at Bruce Park on State Highway 55, 1 mile north of Camp Wood. Tickets are needed for the rodeo and dance.

nuecescanyonchamber.org

Tomball

Tomball Night

Aug. 6

Downtown Tomball, 100 Market St.

For about 50 years, Tomball Night has been bringing folks together for festive fun in downtown Tomball. The event brings in around 10,000 visitors for live music, a nighttime parade, and fireworks.

tomballchamber.org

Galveston

Bandella in Concert

Aug. 6

The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St.

Get ready for a performance that is truly "out of this world." This unique musical group, comprised of three musicians and former NASA astronauts, team up with a keyboardist and a vocalist. Bandella blends acoustic guitar, flute, stand-up bass, and airy vocals for a folksy sound.

thegrand.com

Lubbock

Buddy Holly’s 85th Birthday Celebration

Aug. 6

The Buddy Holly Hall of Performing Arts and Sciences, 1300 Mac Davis Lane

Celebrate the 85th birthday of Lubbock’s favorite son with guitarist Duane Eddy. The Buddy Holly Educational Foundation and Lubbock Entertainment Performing Arts Association give an evening of conversations and songs for Buddy Holly’s epic birthday celebration.

buddyhollyhall.com/event/buddy-hollys-85th-birthday-celebration

Temple

Family Day: Dig It!

Aug. 6

Temple Railroad and Heritage Museum, 315 W. Avenue B

Want to test your dinosaur knowledge? Or learn how ancient civilizations played music? Join along at the museum to find out what real archaeologists and paleontologist do. Discover how digging in the earth can reveal the secrets of the past.

templeparks.com

Austin

Leon Bridges in Concert

Aug. 6

Moody Center, 2001 Robert Dedman Drive

Leon Bridges’ Boundless Tour has the Grammy Award-winning R&B artist and songwriter bringing to the stage all elements of his career-spanning experiences, inspirations, and expansive catalog of songs.

moodycenteratx.com/event/leon-bridges

Bellville

Fresh Farmers and Artisan Market

Aug. 6

Jim Bishop Pavilion at Chesley Park, 100 E. Palm St.

More than 30 vendors bring fresh produce, grass-fed beef, honey, eggs, herbs, plants, and flowers to be sold in the shade of the beautiful Jim Bishop Pavilion. Shoppers can find artisans selling fine linens, soaps, jewelry, dog treats, beard oils, and presenting live demonstrations. Enjoy wine tastings, an old-fashioned lemonade stand, cold brew coffee, jams, jellies, and baked goods. The market is held on the first Saturday of the month from 9 a.m. to noon and supports local farmers, ranchers, and area artisans in this small town full of Texas charm.

discoverbellville.com

Salado

Art Fair

Aug. 6-7

Salado Civic Center, 601 N. Main St.

The 56th annual Art Fair includes more than 50 artists from all over Texas. Listen to live music in the gazebo and meet and shop from an array of talented artists making ceramics, illustrations and drawings, jewelry, original paintings, photography, sculptors, stained glass, and textiles. Some artists are working on site and demonstrating their talents and techniques, so you can see them work in action. Admission is free.

salado.com

Fredericksburg

Texas Ranger Day and History Symposium

Aug. 6

Texas Rangers Heritage Center at Fort Martin Scott, 1618 E. Main St.

This day honors those who have served and those still commissioned with a two-part event featuring historians and educational programs. Texas Rangers Day includes Living History HQ Company Rangers who present reenactments that focus on the time periods of 1823 to 1960 and include Ranger Camp setups, cannon firing, and memorabilia displays.

trhc.org

Mesquite

Doggie Splash Day

Aug. 6

Vanston Pool, 2913 Oates Drive

Bring your pooch for a refreshing dip in the Vanston Pool at this annual free event that features a dog swimsuit contest, dog-paddle race, and diving contest.

visitmesquitetx.com/events/2019/doggie-splash-day

Austin

"The Inheritance: Part 1" 

Aug. 10-Sept. 24

ZACH Theatre, 202 S. Lamar Blvd.

In contemporary Manhattan, Eric and Toby are 30-somethings who seem to be very much in love and thriving. But on the cusp of their engagement, they meet an older man haunted by the past, and a younger man hungry for a future. Chance meetings lead to surprising choices as the lives of three generations interlink and collide—with explosive results.

zachtheatre.org

Dallas

"Curse of the Puerto Ricans"

Aug. 11-Aug. 27

Bishop Arts Theater, 215 S. Tyler St.

Julia Rodriguez has sacrificed everything for her family, comprised of her alcoholic father, her miserable mother, her absentee older sister, and her lively little sister. When "the one that got away" re-enters her life and asks her to run away with him to California, she begins to question if she's made a mistake. Dealing with themes of familial obligation and identity within the Hispanic community, "Curse of the Puerto Ricans" follows one family's dysfunctional Christmas celebration.

bishopartstheatre.org/theatre-series

Uvalde

"Chitty Chitty Bang Bang"

Aug. 11-14

The Uvalde Grand Opera House, 104 W. North St.

A down-on-his-luck inventor turns a broken-down Grand Prix car into a fancy vehicle for his children, and they go off on a magical fantasy adventure to save their grandfather in a far-off land.

uvaldeoperahouse.org

Elgin

Sip, Shop, and Stroll

Aug. 11

Historic Downtown Elgin

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

elgintx.com

Palacios

FishFest

Aug. 12-13

East Bay Pavillion, 300 E. Bay Blvd.

Catch some fish and have fun at FishFest. The captain's reception shrimp boil is Friday, and fishing begins Saturday with categories of Stringer, Big Fish, Texas Slam, Spot Spot, and Youth Division.

palacioschamber.com

Cedar Park

Rodeo

Aug. 12-13

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

Get ready for two nights of rodeo including bareback riding, saddle bronc riding, bull riding, calf roping, and steer wrestling.

hebcenter.com

Levelland

World Series Team Roping

Aug. 12-14

Mallet Event Center, 2320 US 385 S.

Watch team ropers compete in the championship team roping competition.

wstroping.com

Mckinney

Third Monday Trade Days

Aug. 12-14

Third Monday Trade Days, 4550 W. University Drive

This is the oldest and largest monthly trade days and flea market in North Texas. Shop from more than 400 vendors who offer almost anything you can imagine. Find unique gifts, delightful home decor, trendy clothing and accessories, garage sale items, antiques and collectibles, and specialty items along with many fantastic food concessions at this open-air market. Free admission.

tmmtd.com

Uvalde

Four Square Friday

Aug. 12

Historic Downtown Uvalde, Getty Street

Enjoy late-night shopping, food, live music, and art.

mainstreetuvalde.com

Sonora

Sutton County Days and Sonora Outlaw Rodeo

Aug. 12-13

Sutton County Park Arena and Pavillion, Crockett Street

Festivities include a parade, food vendors, craft vendors, children's activities on Saturday, rodeo performances on Saturday and Sunday, and a dance on Sunday featuring Roger Creager and Josh Ward.

sonoratexas.org

Seguin

184th Birthday

Aug. 12-13

Heritage Village, 211 E. Live Oak St.

Celebrate the founding of Seguin with a barbecue dinner, homemade ice cream, live music, and a golf tournament.

visitseguin.com

Austin

City-Wide Vintage Sale

Aug. 13-14

Austin's Palmer Events Center, 900 Barton Springs Road

Shop over 100 vendors for vintage clothing, midcentury modern decor, vintage art, collectibles, lighting, upcycled art, and unique finds at Austin's famous vintage paradise open since 1977.

citywidevintagesale.com

Grand Prairie

Hatch Chile Fest

Aug. 13

Market Square, 120 W. Main St.

Get your hot roasted Hatch chiles at Grand Prairie Farmers' Market during this annual festival that features both raw and roasted Hatch chiles sold by the pound (until 1 p.m. or sell out), live music, food, and local vendors.

grandfungp.com/farmersmarket

Fredericksburg

Live Pari-Mutuel Horse Racing

Aug. 13-14, 27-28

Gillespie County Fairgrounds, 530 Fair Drive

Come out during the summer season for exciting live horse racing at the fairgrounds’ Class 3 track. Pick your favorites for quarter horse and thoroughbred racing as well as special races, trials, and futurities.

gillespiefair.com

Sugar Land

Heritage Hike

Aug. 13

Sugar Land Heritage Museum and Visitor Center, 198 Kempner St.

This monthly historic walking tour takes you back to the time when Sugar Land was a company town, with virtually all enterprises managed by the Imperial Sugar Company or its affiliate, Sugarland Industries.

slheritage.org

Houston

"Mean Girls"

Aug. 16-21

The Hobby Center, 800 Bagby St.

See the musical based on the hit movie. Cady Heron may have grown up on an African savanna, but nothing prepared her for the wild and vicious ways of her strange new home: suburban Illinois. How will this naïve newbie rise to the top of the popularity pecking order? By taking on the Plastics, a trio of lionized frenemies led by the charming but ruthless Regina George. 

thehobbycenter.org

Levelland

Clovis Horse Sales

Aug. 19-20

Mallet Event Center, 2320 US 385 S.

Quality horses for all types of riders are up for sale. Each sale has different events featuring various types of horses. Events can include team ropings, cow horse futurities, and ranch horse competitions.

clovishorsesales.com

Mckinney

Franconia's Open Mic Jamboree

Aug. 19

Franconia Brewing, 495 McKinney Pkwy.

Play some music or just hang and enjoy awesome artists. Singers, strummers, drummers, guitar rippers, bass faces, harmonicas, raps, spoken word, comedy, declarations, and more are welcome, as the mic is open.

franconiabrewing.com

Ingram

"The Nerd"

Aug. 19-20, 26-27; Sept. 2-3

Hill Country Arts Foundation, 120 Point Theatre Road

This side-splitting comedy about a guest who overstays his welcome was written by Larry Shue. It first premiered in 1981 at the Milwaukee Repertory Theater before moving to London's West End and then Broadway in New York.

hcaf.com

Fredericksburg

Fredericksburg Trade Days

Aug. 19-21

Fredericksburg Trade Days, 355 Sunday Farms Lane

Shop more than 350 vendors in seven barns and acres of antiques, collectibles, tools, crafts, shabby chic, primitives, ranch furniture, hunting accessories, candles, unique clothing, jewelry, food, and other items. 

fbgtradedays.com

"Forever Plaid"

Aug. 19-21, 26-28

Steve W. Shepherd Theater, 1688 SH 87 South

Fredericksburg Theater Company presents a production of the smash hit musical that is an affectionate homage to the close-harmony "guy groups" that reached the height of popularity in the 1950s. Featuring 29 popular songs, such as “Three Coins in the Fountain,” “16 Tons,” and “Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing.”

fredericksburgtheater.org

Bowie

Outdoor Expo

Aug. 20

Bowie Community Center, 413 Pelham St.

Find all things outdoors at this expo, hosted by The Ranch 95.9 FM radio station. Gear for hunting, fishing, camping, boating, ATVs, and RVs are found here, in addition to refreshments, food trucks, and entertainment.

959theranch.com

Van Horn

Mountain View Golf Tournament

Aug. 20-21

Mountain View Municipal Golf Course, 1000 Golf Course Drive

Have fun during a two-day, two-man tourney with barbecue.

vanhorntexas.org

Temple

Touch-a-Truck

Aug. 20

Reuben D. Talasek Bend of the River, 7915 S. General Bruce Drive

Who wouldn't love to climb aboard a fire truck or big rig? Touch-a-Truck provides a unique opportunity for children of all ages to explore and climb on vehicles of all types, all in one place.

templeparks.com

Grand Prairie

Lost '80s Live

Aug. 20

Texas Trust CU Theatre, 1001 Texas Trust Way

Relive all of your favorite '80s tunes performed by the artists you know and remember. Artists include A Flock of Seagulls, Wang Chung, and Missing Persons.

texastrustcutheatre.com

Galveston

AIA Sandcastle Contest and Viewing

Aug. 20-21

East Beach , 1923 Boddeker Drive

Now in its 35th year, the Sandcastle Contest pits more than 80 teams of architects against each other to sculpt the best creations. On Sunday, the castles remain for public viewing without the crowds.

visitgalveston.com

Fredericksburg

Gillespie County Fair

Aug. 25-28

Gillespie County Fairgrounds and Exhibition Hall, 530 Fair Drive

The oldest continuous county fair in Texas marks its 134th year. Enjoy four big days filled with fun events, including a carnival and midway, fair food, livestock judging, agricultural and household exhibits, arts and crafts, antique tractor shows, live music and dancing, and live pari-mutuel horse racing.

gillespiefair.com

Gillespie County Fair Parade

Aug. 26

Main Street from Washington to Edison

One of the Texas Hill Country’s biggest parades has more than 200 units, marches down Main Street, and kicks off the 134th annual Gillespie County Fair. Bring chairs and arrive early.

gillespiefair.com

Galveston

Esports Summit

Aug. 26-28

Galveston Island Convention Center, 5600 Seawall Blvd.

Look, learn, and participate in the fastest-growing entertainment industry in the world. Participants can see new technology and games and meet game celebrities.

galvestonesports.com

Albany

CareFest

Aug. 27

Happy Wife Happy Life Weddings and Events Venue, 999 FM 1084

A one-day music festival benefits six communities in the Big Country. Come experience scenic views while enjoying the best that Texas country music has to offer. Bring your cooler and a chair, get some grub from one of the food trucks, and enjoy the day with family and friends. This year’s acts include the Read Southall Band, Giovannie and the Hired Guns, and special guest Kevin Fowler. Up-and-comers that have been added to the lineup include Slade Coulter and Jacob Steely. Braden Davis, a local talent in Albany, is opening up the festival.

facebook.com/resourcecare

Ennis

Gunslinger Outlaw Modified Series

Aug. 27

Big O Speedway , 3118 FM 85

Watch vehicles race on a .25-mile, semi-banked dirt track.

bigospeedway.com

Mckinney

MillHouse Summer ArtFest

Aug. 27-28

MillHouse McKinney at the Cotton Mill, 610 Elm, Suite 1000

Beat the heat with art, wine, food, and fun. Explore juried art (indoors) by local artisans showcased against the grandeur of century-old architecture. Featured artists offer acrylic, oil, watercolor, pottery, and jewelry. Pit Pals Barbecue and other vendors bring delicious food. The facility is large and spacious with plenty of room to browse, shop, and relax with family and friends. Proceeds benefit the MillHouse Foundation to support small businesswomen in creative fields.

millhousefoundation.org/artfest

Kerrville

River Roadster Show

Aug. 27

Louise Hays Park, 202 Thompson Drive

This free 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. You don’t need a hot rod or classic to enjoy the fun. There's also live music and sweet treats available for purchase.

kerrvilletx.gov/1626/kerrville-river-roadster-show

Stonewall

113th Birthday Celebration for President Lyndon B. Johnson

Aug. 27

LBJ State and National Historical Parks, Stonewall

The National Park Service hosts the annual wreath-laying ceremony at President Johnson’s gravesite on the LBJ Ranch at 10 a.m. Throughout the day, the LBJ State Park invites visitors to participate in old-time games at the Sauer-Beckmann Living History Farm. Birthday cake is served at 1 p.m. at the state park’s visitor center. 

nps.gov/lyjo

Fredericksburg

PCAA Concerts in the Park

Aug. 28

Marktplatz, State Highway 16 and Main Street

The free Sunday evening concert this month features traditional country music. Bring your chairs, eats, and drinks.

visitfredericksburgtx.com

Bandera

Barrel Race

Aug. 28

Mansfield Park Rodeo Arena, Park Road

Come see barrel racing at Mansfield Park presented by Riding on Faith. Watch as the talented youth show you how it's done. The divisions are Open 4D and Youth 3D.

banderacowboycapital.com/location/mansfield-park-rodeo-arena

Frontier Times Jamboree

Aug. 28

Bandera Couthouse Lawn, 510 13th St.

Bring your lawn chair and enjoy an afternoon of live music with new hosts each month at this outdoor music circle that's free to the public.

frontiertimesmuseum.org

Belton

Sami Arts and Crafts Marketplace

Sept. 10-11

Bell County Expo Center, 301 West Loop 121

The Fall Season brings out crafters and artisans with unique and varied products for the upcoming holiday seasons. Halloween and Thanksgiving decor begin to appear among the woodcrafts, floral designs, women and children's boutiques, jewelers, and unusual varieties of arts and crafts.

samishow.com

Harker Heights

Food, Wine, and Brew Fest

Sept. 10

Harker Heights Community Park, 1501 E. FM 2410

Sponsored by the Harker Heights Chamber of Commerce, the 14th annual Harker Heights Food, Wine, and Brew Festival returns with all your favorite wines, craft brews, live music, and vendors. This is Harker Heights' biggest festival of the year.

hhfoodandwine.com

Kingwood

In A Pickle Festival

Sept. 10

Kingwood Town Center Park, 8 N. Main St.

Created in 2019 to bring some fun and liveliness back to Kingwood after Hurricane Harvey, this festival, which also brings awareness to Hunter Syndrome, attracts up to 10,000 people each year. The event features an average of 75 unique crafters plus food trucks and vendors that carry at least one pickle-related item, such as pickle pizza, pickle ice cream, pickle desserts, fried pickles, pickle beer, and pickle lemonade. Activities include pickle-eating and juice-drinking competitions for kids and adults, a pickle home-canning contest for the public, free entertainment for kids, local live bands, and a mechanical bull.

facebook.com/getyourselfinapickle

Bandera

Barrel Race

Sept. 11

Mansfield Park Rodeo Arena, Park Road

Come see barrel racing at Mansfield Park presented by Riding on Faith. Watch as the talented youth show you how it's done. The divisions are Open 4D and Youth 3D.

banderacowboycapital.com/location/mansfield-park-rodeo-arena

Barrel Race

Oct. 9

Mansfield Park Rodeo Arena, Park Road

Come see barrel racing at Mansfield Park presented by Riding on Faith. Watch as the talented youth show you how it's done. The divisions are Open 4D and Youth 3D.

banderacowboycapital.com/location/mansfield-park-rodeo-arena

Mesquite

Christmas Concert

Dec. 4

Mesquite Arts Center, 1527 N. Galloway Ave.

Mesquite Community Band presents its annual holiday concert. The band is made up of volunteer musicians from high school through retirement age.

mesquiteartscenter.org

Winter Gala: A Community Celebration

Dec. 4

Mesquite Arts Center, 1527 N. Galloway Ave.

The Mesquite Arts Center hosts its Winter Gala, a night of family fun with food and music.

mesquiteartscenter.org

Christmas in the Park

Dec. 4-5

Westlake Park, 601 Gross Road

Mesquite Parks and Recreation’s largest annual event, Christmas in the Park, kicks off the holiday season with free carnival rides, arts and crafts, visiting with Santa and Mrs. Claus, indulging on cookies and hot cocoa, and other activities.

visitmesquitetx.com

Orange

"Hairspray"

Dec. 9

Lutcher Theater for the Performing Arts, 707 Main Ave.

You can’t stop the beat of this Tony Award-winning musical comedy that inspired the blockbuster film and live television event. Join 16-year-old Tracy Turnblad in 1960s Baltimore as she sets out to dance her way onto TV’s most popular show. Can a girl with big dreams (and even bigger hair) change the world?

lutcher.org

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