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College Station

Remembering the Fallen

May 25-29

Museum of the American GI, 19124 SH 6 S.

Remember those who have fallen in service to our country. There are special exhibits and displays. Visit the Vietnam Heroes exhibit to see the 3,417 dog tags honoring all Texas veterans who died or were missing in action in Vietnam. The weekend ends with a special 21-gun salute with 105 howitzers.

americangimuseum.org/events/eventsremembering-the-fallen

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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