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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.

Brenham

“Treasure Island”

July 25-28

Lu Hollander, 300 Church St.

This tale follows Jim Hawkins, an ordinary youth who is drawn into a dangerous race for buried treasure against the treacherous Long John Silver. Excitement runs high in this adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s thrilling story of pirates, treasure maps, and mutiny on the high seas.

unitybrenham.org

Clute

Great Texas Mosquito Festival

July 25-27

Clute Municipal Park, 100 Parkview Drive

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

mosquitofestival.com

Dallas

UniverSoul Circus

July 25-Aug. 11

Red Bird Mall , 3662 Camp Wisdom Road

From jaw-dropping stunts and aerodynamic aerialists to fearless fire breathers, stilt dancers, and stars from around the globe, UniverSoul Circus celebrates 30 years as its show-stopping cultural extravaganza returns to Dallas. The interactive show brings together big names from five continents, all backed by the infectious beat of world music including sounds and dance styles spanning the African diaspora.

universoulcircus.com/dallas

New Braunfels

Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit Live in Concert

July 26

Whitewater Amphitheater, 11860 FM 306

Jason Isbell is a storyteller at the peak of his craft and one of the best songwriters of his time. Known for his work with the band The 400 Unit and as a member of the Drive-By Truckers for 6 years (2001-2007), Isbell has won six Grammy Awards. His latest album, “Weathervanes,” is a collection of songs about love, change, the danger of nostalgia, cruelty, regret, and redemption. Hear songs from the new album as well as Isbell’s hits at this show.

whitewaterrocks.com

La Grange

“The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe”

July 26-28

La Grange Independent School District Performing Arts Center, 656 E. Travis St.

Fayette County Community Theatre is proud to present this dramatization of C.S. Lewis’ classic work, recreating the magic and mystery of Aslan, the great lion, his struggle with the White Witch, and the adventures of four children who inadvertently wander from an old wardrobe into the exciting, never-to-be-forgotten Narnia. This story of love, faith, courage, and giving, with its triumph of good over evil, is a true celebration of life.

faycotheatre.com

Giddings

Summer Melodrama Theater

July 26-28

First Assembly of God Church, 1050 N. Orange St.

Cheer the hero and boo the villain in this live performance melodrama for the whole family. See great stories with dashing heroes, beautiful damsels in distress, and comically villainous villains. There’s always a happy ending as the hero rides off into the sunset. Performances are one act and last around an hour. Concessions are available. All performances are free and open to the public.

giddingstx.com/page-1676245

Grapevine

Summer Wine Train

July 26

Grapevine Vintage Railroad, 705 S. Main St.

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

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

Waxahachie

“The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley, Jr.”

July 26-28

University Church, 221 Solon Road

Waxahachie Community Theatre presents “The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley, Jr.,” their summer children’s musical. Based on the best-selling book series, Stanley folds his way around the world with his flat-tastic hijinks.

waxahachiecommunitytheatre.com

Victoria

“Cinderella”

July 26-Aug. 4

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

Based on the classic musical, this modern take on the tale features Rodgers’ and Hammerstein’s most beloved songs.

theatrevictoria.org

Baytown

“The Music Man”

July 26-Aug. 4

Lee College Performing Arts Center, 805 W. Texas Ave.

Baytown Little Theater presents a production of “The Music Man” with various showtimes spanning six days. Come and watch Harold Hill as he transforms a small town with his passion for music and love.

baytownlittletheater.org

Naples

Watermelon Festival and Rodeo

July 26-28

Naples Melon Patch and Rodeo Grounds, Front and Floyd streets

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

facebook.com/naplesmelonpatch

Corpus Christi

George Lopez

July 26

American Bank Center, 1901 N. Shoreline Blvd.

George Lopez is taking the nation by storm with his hilarious stand-up comedy tour. This show marks a rare opportunity for fans to enjoy his unique style of humor, with raw, real-life stories accompanied by a hilarious punchline.

americanbankcenter.com/event/george-lopez

Lubbock

“Madagascar Jr.”

July 26-28

Hollingsworth Hall Cultural Center , 4228 Boston Ave.

Based on the smash animated motion picture, “Madagascar Jr.” 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.

yaglubbock.org

San Angelo

National Cowboy Day

July 27

Fort Concho National Historic Landmark, 630 South Oakes

For National Cowboy Day, Fort Concho National Historic Landmark hosts this special program on the American Plains Artists Show and a skit by the Concho Cowboy Company.

fortconcho.com

Edinburg

FridaFest

July 27

Promenade Park Amphitheater and Water Gardens, 202 N. 10th Ave.

This festival that honors renowned Mexican artist Frida Kahlo as well as the spirit of perseverance and empowerment. FridaFest features live art demonstrations and performances, Frida’s zoo and animal exhibit, and a number of children’s activities. The festival also includes the Frida Look-A-Like Contest which takes place in the Edinburg Municipal Auditorium. The evening is capped off by a concert that will have the whole family dancing.

edinburgarts.com

Giddings

Christmas in July Sip and Shop

July 27

The Silos on 77, 1031 CR 223

Capture the Christmas season early at the Christmas in July Sip and Shop. Browse the colorful wares of craft vendors while you sip on a cool beverage as seasonal tunes fill the air. Crafts include woodworking, handicrafts, décor, bath and body products, candles, jewelry, accessories, clothing, and tasty treats.

giddingstx.com/page-1676245

Corpus Christi

Plumeria Sale

July 27

Jewish Community Center, 750 Everhart Road

Members of the Plumeria Society of South Texas offer propagate cuttings, rooted plants, and potted specimens from personal plants to sell at their annual Plumeria Sale. Admission is free, and proceeds benefit care and upkeep of the plumeria garden at the South Texas Botanical Gardens.

plumeriasocietyofsouthtexas.com

Bowie

July Jam

July 27

Bowie Community Center, 413 Pelham St.

July Jam highlights championship fiddlers on stage at the Bowie Community Center. There’s also a chicken meal and a silent auction.

Midlothian

Summer Beats

July 27

Midlothian Community Park, 3601 S. 14th St.

Family-friendly outdoor concerts feature a variety of music from country to rock and pop. Bring blankets and chairs for lawn seating. Food and drinks are available for purchase. Coolers are allowed.

midlothian.tx.us/903/summer-concert-series

Rockport

Rockin’ Rockport Regatta

July 27-28

Rockport Yacht Club, 722 Navigation Circle

The Rockport Yacht Club hosts this annual Texas Sailing Association-sanctioned youth sailing event, where participants must be under 20 to compete. Potentially 90 boats may be entered in this event that brings families to the Rockport area for a summer weekend.

rockportyachtclub.org

Bandera

National Day of the American Cowboy

July 27

Mansfield Park , 2886 SH 16 North

Celebrate National Day of the American Cowboy in the Cowboy Capital of the World. Festivities include a chuckwagon cowboy breakfast, gunfighter shows, a barbecue cookoff, live music, kids entertainers, and a rodeo.

banderabusiness.com

Galveston

Esports Summit

July 27-28

Galveston Island Convention Center, 5600 Seawall Blvd.

Enjoy an opportunity to look, learn, and participate in this fast-growing entertainment industry. Daily panels focus on the influence esports has on STEM education, mental and physical health, and diversity in gaming. There are also appearances by voiceover and game celebrities and game developers, demonstrations, gaming areas, and tournaments for all ages.

galvestonesports.com

Baytown

Historic Building Tours

July 27

Republic of Texas Plaza, 5117 N. Main St.

On the last Saturday of the month, the historic 1894 one-room Wooster School and 1910 Brown-McKay Farmhouse, located at The Republic of Texas Plaza, are open to the public for tours. Learn about the past at the city’s living history museum.

baytownhistory.org

Saturday History Lecture Series: National Cowboy Day

July 27

Enjoy learning about National Cowboy Day with a guest lecturer while also having an opportunity to explore the historic 1894 one-room Wooster School and 1910 Brown-McKay Farmhouse, located at The Republic of Texas Plaza.

baytownhistory.org

Trade Days Market

July 27

Baytown Community Center, 2407 Market St.

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

baytowntradedays.com

Boerne

Antique Tractor Pull—Hot Summer Nights

July 27

The AgriCultural Museum and Arts Center, 102 City Park Road

The AgriCultural Museum and Arts Center is hosting their summer antique tractor pull event. Watch antique tractors from around Texas as they compete to pull the heaviest weight the farthest distance. Free to enjoy, but donations are always welcome.

theagricultural.org

Austin

Joyce Spencer and The Ladies of Jazz in Concert

July 27

Sterling Stage Austin, 6134 US 290 East

Get ready for upbeat swing and sultry smooth jazz as Joyce Spencer provides musical entertainment on saxophone (soprano, alto, and tenor), flute, and vocals that cater to fans. Add to that Yansa Samada’s elements of her Cuban roots mixed with the improvisational essence of jazz on flute, saxophone, and vocals, and Pamela Hart’s silky and sassy renditions of traditional and smooth jazz vocals.

sterlingstageaustin.com/event/women-in-jazz-july27

San Antonio

National Day of the Cowboy (and Girl!) Celebration

July 27

Briscoe Western Art Museum, 210 W. Market St.

Tippin’ its hat to the legacy of the cowboy, cowgirl, and “vaquero,” the Briscoe presents its annual National Day of the Cowboy celebration, a free community event which includes indoor and outdoor activities across the museum’s River Walk campus for cowpokes of all ages to enjoy and explore the West. This year’s celebration spotlights cowgirls and their role in roping, riding, and taming the West.

briscoemuseum.org

Dallas

Texas Black Invitational Rodeo

July 27

Fair Park Coliseum, 1438 Coliseum Drive

Presented by the African American Museum, Dallas, the family-fun rodeo features Black cowboys and cowgirls competing for cash prizes in bronc and bull riding, calf and steer roping, barrel racing, and a Pony Express relay race plus on-field kids’ activities, trick lasso performances, concessions, and music. New this year is an intermission performance featuring soul singer and Tik Tok sensation Chocolit Tye, a Dallas resident who recently released the hit “Haters.”

aamdallas.org

San Angelo

Buffalo Soldier Anniversary Day

July 28

Fort Concho National Historic Landmark, 630 South Oakes

This event features programs and activities to mark the anniversary of the creation, by an act of Congress, of the all-black Buffalo Soldier units in the U.S. Army in 1866.

fortconcho.com

Hearne

Texas Big Paragliding Open Distance

July 28-Aug. 2

Hearne Municipal Airport, FM 485 and Crennan Lane

Watch David Prentice and all the paragliders who embark on the Hearne Municipal Airport. The LoneStar XC Camp is designed for all levels of paraglider pilots who want to improve thermal and XC skills in a low-stress environment.

flycuervo.com/lonestar.cfm

Bandera

Frontier Times Fourth Sunday Jamboree

July 28

Frontier Times Museum, 510 13th St.

The Frontier Times Museum presents this jamboree on the fourth Sunday of each month. The event includes live music, storytelling, and fun for all ages.

frontiertimesmuseum.org

Bastrop

Homecoming and Rodeo

July 30-Aug. 3

Mayfest Park, 25 American Legion Drive

Homecoming week brings rodeos, dances, class reunions, a grand parade, food, and a carnival.

bastrophomecomingrodeo.org

South Padre Island

Texas International Fishing Tournament

July 31-Aug. 4

South Padre Island Convention Center, 7355 Padre Blvd.

Surrounded by the sparkling waters of the Laguna Madre Bay and Gulf of Mexico, Port Isabel and South Padre Island play host to Texas’ largest saltwater fishing tournament. Anglers compete in one of three divisions: bay, tarpon, and offshore. Dockside, thousands of spectators turn out to view impressive catches of blue marlin, white marlin, and sailfish brought in by the big boats offshore.

sopadre.com/event/texas-international-fishing-tournament/1734

Houston

Shakespeare Festival

Aug. 1-10

Miller Outdoor Theatre, 6000 Hermann Park Drive

Debuting in 1975, the Houston Shakespeare Festival, a collaboration between the city and the University of Houston’s School of Theatre, offers free public performances of the Bard’s works each summer at Hermann Park’s Miller Outdoor Theatre. There is seating on the hill and in the covered audience area.

milleroutdoortheatre.com

Tomball

Tomball Night

Aug. 2

Market Street, 100 Market St.

A family-friendly festival ends with a lighted parade and fireworks. Previous festivities have included live entertainment, kids’ activities, food, drinks, shopping, giveaways, vendors, and door prizes.

tomballchamber.org

Temple

First Friday: Summer Sizzle

Aug. 2

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.

downtowntemple.com

Bandera

FatBoyz Cruise-In Car Show

Aug. 2

Mansfield Park, 2886 SH 16 North

Held on the first Friday of the month, this car show features custom autos, rods, classics, muscle cars, trucks, motorcycles, special interest, and vintage vehicles of all kinds.

banderacowboycapital.com

Kerrville

“Shrek The Musical Jr.”

Aug. 2-4

Cailloux Theater, 910 Main St

P2K Youth Theater presents this musical. It’s a “big, bright beautiful world” as everyone’s favorite ogre, Shrek, leads a cast of fairytale misfits on an adventure to rescue a princess and find true acceptance.

caillouxperformingarts.com

Brenham

First Friday Farmer and Artisan Market

Aug. 2

Baylor and Park streets

Shop for fresh, local foods and products at this open-air market. Find artisan, cottage food, farm-to-market, small business, and retail vendors. There’s also live musical performances located in historic downtown Brenham.

downtownbrenham.com

Corpus Christi

“Rain: A Tribute to the Beatles”

Aug. 2

American Bank Center, 1901 N. Shoreline Blvd.

“Rain: A Tribute to the Beatles” is an electrifying concert experience celebrating the timeless music of the legendary fab four. With note-for-note precision, this performance transports you back to the iconic eras of Sgt. Pepper and the Magical Mystery Tour, along with all your favorite hits.

americanbankcenter.com/event/rain-a-tribute-to-the-beatles

Austin

“Night Birds”

Aug. 2-4

The Cathedral ATX, 2403 E. 16th St.

The Cathedral and Ventana Ballet flock together again for the immersive presentation of “Night Birds,” an avian-themed, 360-degree performance featuring nine dancers, three cellists, and vibrant art.

nightbirds2024.eventbrite.com

Fredericksburg

Historic Gillespie County Jail Tours

Aug. 3

Historic Gillespie County Jail, 117 W. San Antonio St.

Tour this two-story stone structure that served as the fourth jail for Gillespie County, organized in 1848 and constructed in 1885. The ground floor housed a holding area and living quarters for the jailer. The second floor had two steel-clad cells located against the east wall and maximum security cells in the center and at the back. The building was used as a county jail until 1939.

pioneermuseum.org

Temple

Family Day: Dig it!

Aug. 3

Temple Railroad and Heritage Museum, 315 W. Avenue B

What is a mummy? Did you know that mummies don’t just come from Egypt? Join in for an archeological adventure through some of the fascinating things found in burial chambers and temples.

templeparks.com

Georgetown

Blazin’ Beer Crawl

Aug. 3

The Georgetown Square, 817 S. Main St.

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

mainstreet.georgetown.org/beercrawl

Bandera

Market Day

Aug. 3

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

banderabusiness.com

Bandera Cattle Company Gunfighters

Aug. 3-31

Rattlesnake Ridge, 126 SH 16 South

On Saturdays, see the Bandera Cattle Company Gunfighters reenact 1800s gunfights twice a day at Rattlesnake Ridge, located behind the Bandera Visitors Center.

facebook.com/banderagunfighters

Cowboys On Main

Aug. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

Enjoy free cowboy fun in downtown Bandera. Activities can include chuckwagon storytelling, taking a horse-drawn wagon tour of Bandera, and listening to live Western music.

banderabusiness.com

Boerne

Old Jail Museum Tours

Aug. 3-31

Kendall County Historic Jail, 208 E. San Antonio Ave.

The Kendall County Historic Jail was constructed in 1887 and served for a century as the county jail. In recent years, the Friends of the Kendall County Historic Jail have restored the space, bringing it back to life as a one-of-a-kind museum of Kendall County history. Tours are offered every Saturday.

thejail.org

A Day at the Farm and Farmers Market

Aug. 3-31

Historic Herff Farm, 33 Herff Road

Every Saturday, Herff Farm invites visitors to its open-air farmers market. Come hike the trails, shop in the open air, get gardening inspiration, take classes on growing your food, help the Cibolo Center for Conservation maintain the land through volunteer service projects, or get new recipe ideas.

cibolo.org/locations/herff-farm

Jefferson

Civil War Symposium

Aug. 3

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

Calling all history buffs! Enjoy a whole day of presentations, speakers, exhibits, and vendors at this conference that focuses on the part that Jefferson and the surrounding area played in the Civil War.

visitjeffersontexas.com/jefferson-texas-events

Lake Jackson

Abner Jackson Plantation Site Tour

June 1, July 6, Aug. 3

Abner Jackson Plantation Site, Farm-to-Market Road 2004 near State Highway 332

Visit the historic archeological site formerly owned by Maj. Abner Jackson, the namesake of the city of Lake Jackson. Once a prosperous sugar plantation, the site was destroyed by the hurricane that devastated Galveston in 1900. Learn about the sugar-making process of the 1840s and how convict labor replaced slave labor during the 1870s.

ljhistory.org

Alden B. Dow Office Tour

Aug. 3-31

Alden B. Dow Office Museum, 101 S. Parking Place

Take a self-guided tour of the restored midcentury architectural beauty of Alden B. Dow’s 1943 downtown office. Learn about the city’s beginnings and the indelible mark that Dow left as the principal architect of Lake Jackson. The museum is open on Saturdays.

ljhistory.org

Clute

Planetarium Show

Aug. 3, 6, 10, 13, 17, 20, 23-24, 27, 31

Center for the Arts and Sciences, 400 College Blvd.

Featuring high-tech equipment including a 30-foot dome equipped with a Spitz Star Ball projector, this planetarium show recreates the night sky as it appears to the naked eye and gives viewers a close-up look at comets, exploding stars, and black holes. Showdates vary throughout each month.

brazosportcenter.org

Calvert

Calvert Colored High School Historical Marker Ceremony

Aug. 3

W.D. Spigner School, 801 W. Texas Ave.

The Texas Historical Commission has recognized Calvert Colored High School as a significant part of Texas history by awarding it an official Texas historical marker. The designation honors Calvert Colored High School as an important and educational part of local history. A dedication ceremony to commemorate the event includes speakers, community leaders, and alumni connected to the school’s history.

gofund.me/7bbd44c0

Bandera

Morning Ride with Cowboy Breakfast

Aug. 4, 11, 18, 25

Major Hope Corral, 749 Old Medina Highway

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

banderahistoricalrides.com

Austin

“Native America: In Translation”

Aug. 4-Jan. 5

Blanton Museum of Art, 200 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

“Native America: In Translation,” curated by artist Wendy Red Star, assembles the wide-ranging work of nine Indigenous artists who pose challenging questions about identity and heritage, land rights, and histories of colonialism.

blantonmuseum.org/exhibition/native-america

South Padre Island

National Lifeguard Championships

Aug. 6-9

Isla Grand Beach Resort, 500 Padre Blvd.

Founded in 1964, the United States Lifesaving Association (USLA) is America’s nonprofit, professional association of beach lifeguards and open-water rescuers. The USLA works to reduce the incidence of death and injury in the aquatic environment through public education, national lifeguard standards, training programs, promotion of high levels of lifeguard readiness, and other means. Events include beach runs and sprints, swims, board rescues, and relays.

sopadre.com/event/u-s-national-lifeguard-championships/1735

Bandera

Cowboy Opry

Aug. 6

Silver Sage, 803 Buck Creek

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

silversage.org

Port Aransas

Texas Legends Billfish Fishing Tournament

Aug. 7-24

Fisherman’s Wharf, 900 Tarpon St.

This tournament pioneered the concept of a video-release format with points awarded for blue marlin, white marlin, and sailfish. It is unique in that once you are registered in the tournament, you may depart from any Texas port. The Port Aransas weigh-in and awards allows fisherman easy access to the natural offshore structure and deep-water rigs for which this area is famous. 

txlegends.com

Dallas

“Jet Fuel”

Aug. 8-26

Bishop Arts Theatre, 215 S. Tyler St.

“Jet Fuel” is an original play about sex, gender, and the construct of fairness in elite sports, inspired by the story of Olympic sprinter Caster Semenya.

ci.ovationtix.com/36177/production/1172837

Kerrville

Kerr Arts and Cultural Center Art Exhibits

Aug. 8-Sept. 7

Kerr Arts and Cultural Center, 228 Earl Garrett St.

Three different art exhibits are on display Tuesday through Saturday: “Art” by Zena Howe; “Images,” a judged membership show; and “PhotoQuest,” the Hill Country Camera Club’s annual members-only photo contest. An artists reception takes place on Aug. 17.

kacckerrville.com

Houston

“Garden Party”

Aug. 8-Sept. 9

Laura Rathe Fine Art, 4444 Westheimer Road, Suite D120

Laura Rathe Fine Art presents “Garden Party,” an enchanting exhibition featuring the works of acclaimed artists Mandy Racine, Audra Weaser, and Bronson Shonk. “Garden Party” brings to life the whimsical and dreamlike qualities of a midsummer night’s dream, immersing guests in a vibrant celebration of nature through the diverse interpretations of three talented artists. An opening reception is held the evening of Aug. 8.

laurarathe.com/show/laura-rathe-fine-art-lrfa-houston---garden-party---mandy-racine-audra-weaser-and-bronson

Junction

Rodeo and Dance

Aug. 9-10

Hill Country Fair Association , FM 2169

Held the second weekend in August, the rodeo includes bull riding and nightly dancing.

junctiontexas.com

New Braunfels

The Peddler Show

Aug. 9-11

New Braunfels Civic and Convention Center, 375 S. Castell Ave.

The Peddler Show travels to different Texas cities throughout the year with each show different from the last. Every show offers an entirely unique collection of selected designers, boutiques, and other exclusive vendors from all over for that particular weekend and city.

peddlershow.com

South Padre Island

Ladies Kingfish Tournament

Aug. 9-11

South Padre Island Convention Center, 7355 Padre Blvd.

The first all-ladies tournament in Texas is divided into two divisions: bay and offshore fishing.

sopadre.com/event/ladies-kingfish-tournament/1736

Port Aransas

Majek Owners Tournament

Aug. 9-10

Robert’s Point Park Pavillion, 301 JC Barr Blvd.

The Majek Boats Owners’ Tournament was created to show Majek owners how much they are appreciated as well as bring Majek owners together to show off their boats, meet new friends, and win great prizes including a brand new Majek boat. The fishing tournament gives Majek owners the chance to win the title of the top Majek angler on the Gulf Coast.

majekownerstournament.com

Sonora

Sutton County Days and Sonora Outlaw Rodeo

Aug. 9-10

Sutton County Park and Pavillion, 1600 N. Crockett St.

Two full days of rodeo performances are accompanied by nightly dances, a parade, food, and vendors.

sonoratexas.org

Bastrop

“Treasure Island”

Aug. 9-25

Bastrop Opera House, 711 Spring St.

“Treasure Island” is a stunning yarn of piracy on the tropical seas. At the center of it all are Jim Hawkins, a 14-year-old boy who longs for adventure, and the infamous Long John Silver, who is a complex study of good and evil, perhaps the most famous hero-villain of all time.

bastropoperahouse.org

Alpine

Big Bend Ranch Rodeo

Aug. 9-10

S.A.L.E. Rodeo Arena, Paso del Norte Road

Sanctioned by the Working Ranch Cowboys Association, this rodeo features brave performances by real working cowboys, a chuckwagon cookoff, and other activities.

bigbendranchrodeo.com

Kerrville

“The Book of Will”

Aug. 9-11, 16-18, 23-25

Playhouse 2000 VK Garage Theater, 305 Washington St.

“The Book of Will” uses actual history mixed with theatrical magic to tell the tale behind the publication of “The First Folio,” the very first collection of the plays of William Shakespeare.

caillouxperformingarts.com

Plano

Quilt Plano

Aug. 9-10

Plano Event Center, 2000 E. Spring Creek Parkway

The Quilters Guild of Plano presents this annual quilt show that features hundreds of judged quilts, vendors, and skill sessions. This year’s event highlights over 300 judged quilts and 45-plus vendors from across Texas showcasing fabrics, sewing machines, notions, and other quilt-related items for purchase. Attendees can enjoy a variety of special exhibits, skill demonstrations, hourly door prizes, and mini quilt auctions. The guild’s charity raffle quilt, “Timeless Starburst,” is also on display.

visitplano.com/event/quilt-plano-2024

Seguin

186th Birthday Party

Aug. 9

Heritage Village, 200 Block of East Live Oak Street

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

visitseguin.com

Chappell Hill

Wine and Cheese Crawl

Aug. 10

Downtown Chappell Hill

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

chappellhilltx.com

Lubbock

Bards, Brews, and Brawls

Aug. 10

LHUCA Icehouse, 511 Ave. J

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

lhuca.org/renaissance-faire

Garland

“Mumentous: Football, Glue Guns, Moms, and a Super-Size High School Tradition”

Aug. 10-Oct. 12

Garland City Hall, 200 N. Fifth St.

Step into the heart of Texas tradition at “Mumentous: Football, Glue Guns, Moms, and a Super-Size High School Tradition.” This captivating exhibit at Garland City Hall showcases the evolution of high school homecoming mums, offering a nostalgic journey through Texan culture, the DIY movement, and the role of women as tradition-keepers.

visitgarlandtx.com/mumentous

Austin

Pride Parade and Festival

Aug. 10

Fiesta Gardens , 2101 Jesse E. Segovia St.

Celebrated during Austin Pride Month each August, this event features a festive parade down Congress Avenue during the largest annual LGBTQI advocacy and fundraising event in Central Texas. A festival includes performances, rides and attractions, and other entertainment.

austinpride.org

San Antonio

Morphinominal Expo

Aug. 10-11

Deco Event Center, 1906 Fredericksburg Road

Kids can meet Power Rangers actors and actresses and take pictures with their favorites.

morphinominalexpotx.com

Plano

Water Lantern Festival

Aug. 10-11

Haggard Park , 901 E. 15th St.

The Water Lantern Festival brings people together for a celebration of light and community. The evening is filled with food trucks, fun music, activities, and thousands of lanterns lighting up the night with love, hope, and happiness.

waterlanternfestival.com/plano.php

Corsicana

“Red” by John Logan

Aug. 14-17

Warehouse Living Arts Center, 119 W. Sixth Ave.

Immerse yourself in the intense hues of “Red,” an exhibition by John Logan featuring the artist’s compelling exploration of art, passion, and the human experience.

thewlac.com

Austin

“Songblazers”

Aug. 14-18

Bass Concert Hall, 2350 Robert Dedman Drive

Cirque du Soleil returns to San Antonio to present “Songblazers,” its new country music show. This dynamic theatrical production pays tribute to the legendary and modern trailblazers of country music. Charting the journey of two main characters as they forge their own path to country recognition, “Songblazers” promises an unforgettable experience for audiences.

texasperformingarts.org

Bandera

Third Thursday Cowboy Camp with Lew Peterbaugh

Aug. 15

Bandera Beverage Barn, 1407 SH 16 North

Bring your guitar to play along or simply come to listen. Pickers who play cowboy, Texas, or Western swing music are welcome to sit in.

banderacowboycapital.com

Weslaco

Alfresco Weslaco

Aug. 15-Feb. 20

Downtown, South Texas Boulevard

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

weslacoedc.com

Victoria

Carol Koutnik and Irmgard Geul Exhibits

Aug. 16-Oct. 5

The Nave Museum, 306 W. Commercial St.

Carol Koutnik’s work is about experiencing a world of diverse places and cultures. She takes inspiration from exploring the growth patterns and colors of gardens. Irmgard Geul creates stories and adventures with “embroidery paintings,” a self-explored technique where she applies embroidery and stitching over acrylic paintings on paper, to create depth and a visual perspective.

navemuseum.org

Rockport-fulton

Market Days

Aug. 16-18

Rockport Harbor, 100 Sea Breeze Drive

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

facebook.com/rockportmarket

Ingram

“Promises, Promises”

Aug. 16-18, 23-25, 30-31; Sept. 1

Hill Country Arts Foundation, 120 Point Theatre Road

“Promises, Promises” is a musical with music by Burt Bacharach, lyrics by Hal David, and a book by Neil Simon. It is based on the 1960 film “The Apartment” written by Billy Wilder and I. A. L. Diamond about a junior executive at an insurance company who seeks to climb the corporate ladder by allowing his apartment to be used by his married superiors for trysts.

hcaf.com

Pleasanton

Cowboy Heritage Days and Young Farmers Rodeo

Aug. 16-24

Pleasanton River Park, 1030 Riverpark Road

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

pleasantontx.gov

Denton

North Texas Fair and Rodeo

Aug. 16-24

North Texas Fairgrounds, 2217 N. Carroll Blvd.

The 96th annual fair and rodeo features nine day of entertaining activities including country music concerts, first-class rodeos, livestock shows, kids’ and fun zones, a carnival, parade, and other attractions.

discoverdenton.com

Pampa

PampaFest

Aug. 17

Downtown Pampa, 100 S. Cuyler St.

Six bands, 75 retail vendors, and 16 food trucks take over the brick streets of downtown Pampa. There is also axe throwing and a VIP section. Gates open at 11 a.m., bands start at 3 p.m., and the festival is over at midnight.

pampafest.com

Brenham

Peter, Paul, and Mary Tribute Concert

Aug. 17

The Barnhill Center at Historic Simon Theatre, 111 W. Main St.

This tribute group brings back the American folk music revival phenomenon when Peter, Paul, and Mary’s music and messages were so important to our culture. The original Peter, Paul, and Mary took over the social commentary of folk music in the 1960s, and their nonstop hits made them a worldwide sensation. The Peter, Paul, and Mary tribute show brings back the same great music and messages that are still so relevant in our world today, with impeccable accuracy to the authentic look, feel, and sound of the original group.

thebarnhillcenter.com/events

Blanco

Market Day

Aug. 17

Old Blanco Courthouse, 300 Main St.

Shop from over 70 vendors offering homemade crafts, apparel, home décor, plants, baked goods, art, embroidery and crocheted items, and jewelry. Food vendors are on site, and live music fills the air.

historicblanco.org/market-day

Austin

City-Wide Vintage Sale

Aug. 17-18

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

Jefferson

Texas UFO Con

Aug. 17

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

This all-day convention covers Texas-based UFO sightings, alien encounters, and UFO crash sites. Attendees are encouraged to come dressed as their favorite extraterrestrial.

facebook.com/texasufocon

Stonewall

Paint and Sip

Aug. 18

Pedernales Cellars, 2916 Upper Albert Road

Show off your artistic skills while enjoying your favorite wine. Paint the Town is on site to host and guide your experience. The session includes one glass of wine and all you need to create your own masterpiece.

exploretock.com/pedernalescellars/event/457871/paint-and-sip

San Antonio

San Antonio Youth Ballet Ball

Aug. 18

Dominion Country Club, 1 Dominion Drive

Guests delight in decadence with a special presentation from San Antonio’s most elite classical ballet dancers accompanied by live music and delicious food. Other events include a raffle and a live silent auction.

sayb.ticketspice.com/ballet-ball

“Songblazers”

Aug. 21-25

Majestic Theatre, 224 E. Houston St.

Cirque du Soleil returns to San Antonio to present “Songblazers,” its new country music show. This dynamic theatrical production pays tribute to the legendary and modern trailblazers of country music. Charting the journey of two main characters as they forge their own path to country recognition, “Songblazers” promises an unforgettable experience for audiences.

majesticempire.com/events/songblazers

Fredericksburg

Gillespie County Fair

Aug. 22-25

Gillespie County Fairgrounds and Exhibition Hall, 530 Fair Drive

The oldest continuous county fair in Texas marks its 136th year. Enjoy four big days filled with fun events, including livestock shows and judging, agricultural and household exhibits, arts and crafts, live music and dancing, and live pari-mutuel horse racing.

gillespiefair.com

Austin

PBR Team Series—Gambler Days

Aug. 23-25

Moody Center, 2001 Robert Dedman Drive

An action-packed team bull riding competition features the most exciting 8 seconds in sports with some of the world’s best bull riders and the local Austin Gamblers.

pbr.com/events/gambler-days

Port Aransas

Texas Women Anglers Tournament

Aug. 23-25

Fisherman’s Wharf, 900 Tarpon St.

The Texas Women Anglers Tournament is a women-only, family-run fishing tournament held every summer in Port Aransas. It was founded in the 1980s with the mission to raise funds for the Women’s Shelter of South Texas, now named The Purple Door. In 1989, 18 boats registered for the tournament with over 50 women anglers. Today, an average of 70 boats and over 400 women anglers gather in Port Aransas to fish the tournament.

texaswomenanglers.org

Fredericksburg

Gillespie County Fair Parade

Aug. 23

Main Street, 100 Block of West Main Street

One of the Texas Hill Country’s biggest parades has more than 200 units, marches down Main Street, and kicks off the annual Gillespie County Fair. The parade starts behind the courthouse and travels east to South Washington Street, then turns and goes west on Main Street to Edison Street. Bring chairs and arrive early.

gillespiefair.com

Ingram

“Fertile Ground” Art Exhibit

Aug. 23-Sept. 20

Hill Country Arts Foundation, 120 Point Theatre Road

See Hill Country Arts Foundation’s annual juried exhibit that features a range of works by talented artists. This year’s theme is “Landscapes of the Mind.”

hcaf.com

Mckinney

MillHouse Summer ArtFest

Aug. 24-25

McKinney Cotton Mill, 610 Elm St.

Beat the summer heat at an indoor art festival. Explore juried art by local artisans showcased against the grandeur of century-old architecture. Food by Flaming Grill Barbecue and drinks by Amazing Bartending Services are available. White Box Roastery is open with coffee, tea, pastries, and snacks.

millhousefoundation.org/artfest

Dinosaurs Live!

Aug. 24-Feb. 17

Heard Natural Science Museum and Wildlife Sanctuary, 1 Nature Place

Encounter the 46-foot-tall T. rex and new life-sized animatronic dinosaurs along the nature trails at the annual exhibit. The exhibit always gives families and friends a fun, educational activity to enjoy together. See the dinosaurs move and hear them roar. An outdoor fossil dig is available for kids. The dinosaur trail is great for jogging strollers, but not suitable for strollers with small wheels or wheelchairs.

heardmuseum.org/dinosaurs-live

Castroville

St. Louis Day Celebration

Aug. 24-25

Koenig Park , 1700 San Jacinto St.

Celebrate the feast of St. Louis, the patron saint of St. Louis Catholic Church in Castroville. This event, held annually since 1882, kicks off with an old-fashioned biergarten on Saturday evening, with food and drinks, live music, polka and Alsatian-style dancing, washer and cornhole tournaments, and children’s games located in the Boardwalk. On Sunday, the main event takes place: a barbecue brisket and sausage lunch. Enjoy music and dancing all day, along with games for adults and children, raffles, a silent auction, bingo, and a country store.

saintlouisday.com

Bandera

Frontier Times Fourth Sunday Jamboree

Aug. 25

Frontier Times Museum, 510 13th St.

The Frontier Times Museum presents this jamboree on the fourth Sunday of each month. The event includes live music, storytelling, and fun for all ages.

frontiertimesmuseum.org

Granbury

Labor Day Weekend Celebrations

Aug. 30-Sept. 2

Historic Granbury Square, 201 E. Pearl St.

To end the summer, the Historic Granbury Merchants Association is sponsoring a fun family festival and sidewalk sale. Shop from vendors around the square, let the kids enjoy activities at the Plaza and under the pavilion, and sing karaoke on the main stage. The city beach has kayaks, tubes, bikes, and stand-up paddleboards for rent.

visitgranbury.com/event/labor-day-weekend-festival-and-sidewalk-sale/12502

Boerne

Kendall County Fair

Aug. 30-Sept. 1

Herff Park, 1307 River Road

The Kendall County Fair Association hosts the 118th annual Kendall County Fair. Head to the fairgrounds for a weekend of good old-fashioned community fun, with vendors, a Queen’s Pageant, a rodeo and livestock show on Friday and Saturday, and Bull Riding Extreme on Sunday. A parade on Main Street takes place on Saturday. Attendees can also see exhibits in the Homestead Heritage Exhibit Hall.

kcfa.org

Galveston

Galveston Island Wine Festival

Aug. 30-Sept. 1

Moody Gardens, 1 Hope Blvd

Sample more than 100 wines from 50-plus wineries, plus sip exclusive bourbons and try dishes from celebrity chefs in the Houston-Galveston area. Attendees can also see the many animals of Moody Gardens, including the opportunity to witness a penguin paint. This experience comes with a stay at Moody Gardens’ Four Diamond Hotel.

galvestonislandwinefestival.com

Bandera

Labor Day Roundup Musicfest

Aug. 30-Sept. 1

11th St. Cowboy Bar, 307 11th St.

Listen to a lineup of entertainers all weekend long.

11thstreetcowboybar.com

Corpus Christi

Parker McCollum in Concert

Aug. 31

American Bank Center, 1901 N. Shoreline Blvd.

Singer/songwriter Parker McCollum makes his return to American Bank Center on his “Burn it Down” tour with special guest Corey Kent.

ticketmaster.com/event/3A005F49D6ED28D6

Austin

The Front Fest

Aug. 31-Sept. 2

Various locations

The Front Fest is an end-of-summer festival featuring performances, films, and creative experiences that put Texas women and LGBTQ+ creatives of all kinds at the front of the lineups. The festival has welcomed over 15,000 guests and showcased 500-plus women and LGBTQ+ artists since 2016, including Dorian Electra, Jessica Williams, Lizzo, Alok V. Menon, Madame Gandhi, Juliana Huxtable, and Katja Blichfeld.

thefrontfest.com

Fredericksburg

Redbud Artisan Market

Aug. 31

Market Square, 100 block of West Main Street

More than 40 Texan artisans display their original art. Find pottery, woodworking, jewelry, glass art, metal art, paintings, and stained glass.

facebook.com/redbud-artisan-market-376852969327182

Baytown

Historic Building Tours

Aug. 31

Republic of Texas Plaza, 5117 N. Main St.

On the last Saturday of the month, the historic 1894 one-room Wooster School and 1910 Brown-McKay Farmhouse, located at The Republic of Texas Plaza, are open to the public for tours. Learn about the past at the city’s living history museum.

baytownhistory.org

Ennis

Blues on Main

Aug. 31-Sept. 1

Downtown, 201 NW Main St.

Unity in the Community presents the 13th annual Blues on Main in downtown Ennis. This celebration is rooted in history and storytelling with the rhythms of jazz and blues that bring the community together. Expect live music, activities for kids, food, and vendors.

unityinthecommunityofennis.org

Allen

PlantCon Dallas

Aug. 31-Sept. 1

Marriott Dallas Allen Hotel and Convention Center, 777 Watters Creek Blvd.

After launching in Houston, PlantCon extends its roots into Dallas this year. Experience an immersive weekend filled with workshops featuring field experts, presentations, community building, and plant exhibitors.

plantcon.org

Amarillo

Water Lantern Festival

Aug. 31

Haggard Park , West Chaparral Street

Thousands of lanterns light up the night with love, hope, and happiness. There are also food trucks on site, plus music and activities.

waterlanternfestival.com/amarillo.php

Bandera

Celebrate Bandera Roundup

Aug. 31-Sept. 1

Mansfiled Park; Main Street, 2886 SH 16 North; 500 Main St.

Bandera honors its cowboy and Western heritage with the Longhorn Cattle Drive Parade, arts and crafts, music, gunfight reenactments, a ranch rodeo, and Lil’ Wrangler activities.

banderatex.com

Hamilton

Hamilton County Dove Festival

Sept. 1

Hamilton Historic Main Street, Downtown

Hamilton calls itself the dove-hunting capital of Texas, and to mark the opening of dove-hunting season, the town hosts this annual festival, celebrating its 52nd year. Spend Labor Day weekend enjoying music every night and exploring a variety of local vendors while indulging in mouthwatering festival foods during the day.

hamiltontexaschamberofcommerce.com

Seguin

Bandera

Morning Ride with Cowboy Breakfast

Sept. 1-Nov. 24

Major Hope Corral, 749 Old Medina Highway

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

banderahistoricalrides.com

Tarpley

Labor Day Barbecue and Parade

Sept. 1

Tarpley Volunteer Fire Department, 264 Valentine Lane

Tarpley Volunteer Fire Department sponsors this Labor Day parade, barbecue, raffle, and auction.

tarpleyvfd.org

The Woodlands

Labor Day Celebration

Sept. 1

Waterway Square, 31 Waterway Square Place

Spend the holiday enjoying live music, performers, pie-eating contests, and a fireworks show—all taking place along The Woodlands Waterway.

visitthewoodlands.com

South Padre Island

Labor Day Fireworks

Sept. 1

SPI Entertainment District, 211 W. Whiting St.

End summer with a bang. South Padre Island hosts this fireworks show to celebrate the three-day weekend.

sopadre.com/events

Boerne

Music in the Cave: Axiom String Quartet in Concert

Sept. 1

Cave Without a Name Throne Room, 325 Kreutzberg Road

The Axiom Quartet presents “(K)night Music,” a program of classical, pop, and film music that features works by Mozart and Debussy and fan favorites from the quartet’s pop repertoire.

cavewithoutaname.com

Kerrville

Kerr Arts and Cultural Center Art Exhibits

Sept. 1-7

Kerr Arts and Cultural Center, 228 Earl Garrett St.

Tuesdays through Saturdays, visitors can experience three different art exhibits: Zena Howe’s “Images,” a judged membership show, and “Photoquest,” a judged exhibit featuring images captured by members of the Hill Country Camera Club.

kacckerrville.com

Corpus Christi

CC7D Screening Day

Sept. 1

Alamo Drafthouse, 7601 S. Staples St.

CC7D is a filmmaking competition where teams have 7 days to make a film from scratch. It’s open to anyone ages 18 and up. Screening Day is when all films are shown in a premiere theater experience.

cc7day.com/2024cc7d

Freeport

Haunting Tales of the Texas Gulf Coast

Sept. 2-Oct. 31

Freeport Historical Museum, 311 E. Park Ave.

Spooky videos and creepy displays guide you through scary tales, such as the Lady in the Gray Taffeta Dress and the Fiddler of the San Bernard, to spook the Texas Gulf Coast.

freeportmuseum.com

Plano

Labor Day Pool Party

Sept. 2

The Texas Pool, 901 Springbrook Drive

Celebrate the last day of summer with a picnic party at the Texas Pool. Play traditional pool games. Coolers with food and nonalcoholic beverages are welcome.

visitplano.com

Temple