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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.

El Campo

Spring Break at Lost Lagoon

March 9-16

El Campo Lost Lagoon, 665 County Road 451

Dive into fun with pool activities, a rubber duck race, candy bar bingo, and a family fun hour. As the sun sets, groove to the tunes of Stephanie Ross and Dameon Leve.

eclostlagoon.com

Grand Prairie

Prairie Playland

March 13-17

Traders Village, 2602 Mayfield Road

Bring the whole family to Prairie Playland during spring break and enjoy rides, activities, live music, and family-friendly fun.

tradersvillage.com/grand-prairie

Fredericksburg

Wildflower Celebration

March 15-April 30

Wildseed Farms, 100 Legacy Drive

Celebrate spring and enjoy the many wildflower fields that begin blooming as early as mid-March. Enjoy viewing and snapping photos of the wildflower fields in full bloom along with two butterfly gardens.

wildseedfarms.com

Seguin

St. Patrick’s Day Bash

March 16

Johnny Pickles Distillery, 1711 N. Austin St.

Celebrate like the Irish with Johnny Pickles Distillery, which is hosting its first St. Patrick’s Day event with Irish music, food trucks, vendors, and, of course, whiskey.

johnnypicklesdistillery.com

Lewisville

St. Paddy’s Texas Style

March 16

Wayne Ferguson Plaza, 150 W. Church St.

Toast to St. Patrick’s Day and Texas Independence Day with Irish and Texas music, dancing, beer, and amusements for kids including life-size games. Food and drinks are sold on site, and well-behaved pets on leashes are welcome.

visitlewisville.com

Denison

St. Patrick’s Day Pub Crawl

March 16

Various locations, Main Street

Join Downtown Denison Inc. in their second annual St. Patrick’s Day Pub Crawl. This self-guided bar crawl has live music along the way throughout Denison’s lively Main Street district.

facebook.com/downtowndenisoninc

Granbury

St. Paddy’s Day Parade

March 16

Historic Granbury Square, 529 N. Houston St.

Wear your green and welcome St. Patrick’s Day in Granbury. The parade runs from Pearl Street to the Granbury Square to Crockett Street.

visitgranbury.com/event/2nd-annual-st-paddys-day-parade/19213

Surfside Beach

St. Patrick’s Day Parade

March 16

Surfside Beach City Hall, 1304 Monument Drive

One of the oldest traditions held at Surfside Beach, this annual event features a parade that begins and ends at City Hall and goes down to the beach. There are plenty of free beads and candy thrown from the floats. In addition to the parade, the event includes a social, fundraisers, and a reenactment of the Battle of Fort Velasco.

beachblarney.com

Boerne

Rudi and the Rudiments in Concert

March 16

Cave Without a Name Throne Room, 325 Kreutzberg Road

Enjoy an evening of contemporary acoustic music, soaring vocal harmonies, and a percussive tribal/world-beat vibe performed on an unusual mix of ancient and modern instruments, all focused on the theme of the Spring Equinox as a time of re-birth and renewed energy. Some of this concert is performed in total darkness, illuminated by periods of flickering candlelight, providing a visually rich, spellbinding setting and mesmerizing listening environment.

cavewithoutaname.com/event-calendar

Port Aransas

St. Patrick’s Day Pub Crawl

March 17

Moore-McDonald V.F.W. Post 8967, 311 N. Alister St.

Decorate your golf cart, bike, or any mode of transportation and join the pub crawl.

Palestine

Dogwood Trails Celebration

March 22-April 7

Davey Dogwood Park and surrounding forest trails, 825 W. Spring St.

For over 80 years, Palestine has celebrated the delicate beauty of the dogwood trees in Davey Dogwood Park the last two weeks in March and first week in April. Activities are scheduled each weekend to complement the celebration, including a festival the first weekend, a parade, and stained glass tours of historic churches. Stop at Palestine Visitor Center for venues and maps.

visitpalestine.com

Dogwood Festival

March 23

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

Always the first weekend of the Dogwood Trails Celebration, this event offers craft and novelty vendors, a kids’ zone, food vendors, art shows, street entertainment, concerts, and other fun activities in historic downtown and Old Town Palestine.

visitpalestine.com/dogwood

Mckinney

Holi Mela: Dallas Festival of Colors

March 23

Myers Park & Event Center, 7117 County Road 166

Celebrate 14 years of color at the largest festival of colors, Holi Mela in North Texas. Marking the spring season, this family festival features contests, dance-offs, turban tying, sand art mandalas and henna art, a drum circle, face painting, and live music.

dallasfestivalofcolors.com

Corsicana

Easter Hop

March 28

Downtown Corsicana, 301 S. Beaton St.

Hop into the Easter spirit with a festive celebration of prizes, treats, mini carnival rides, and a special appearance by the Easter Bunny.

visitcorsicana.com

The Colony

Spring Eggstravaganza

March 28

The Colony Five Star Complex, 4100 Blair Oaks Drive

One of the most egg-citing events in The Colony is back. Let your kids gather eggs filled with candy and prizes, then stop by the entertainment zone to ride the giant slide and Big Tex Express Train, play giant lawn games, and interact with animals in the petting zoo. Don’t forget to get your photo taken with Peter Rabbit and create an Easter-themed craft. Tickets are only required for the egg hunt portion of the event. All other activities are free of charge.

visitthecolonytx.com/calendar.aspx?eid=3508

The Woodlands

Run and Done 3.1

March 30

The Woodlands Waterway, 2099 Lake Robbins Drive

The Run and Done 3.1 occurs the Saturday before Easter. The chip-timed 5K course winds along The Woodlands Waterway, providing a scenic route and fun, enjoyable atmosphere fostering friendly competition for all skill levels. After the race, registered participants and their guests can enjoy an egg hunt in Town Green Park.

visitthewoodlands.com

Mesquite

Bunny EGGstravaganza

March 30

Evans Recreation Center , 1116 Hillcrest St.

Bunny EGGstravaganza is a family-friendly celebration of the spring season for all ages to enjoy. Children 12 and under are separated into age groups and able to gather colorful, candy-filled eggs in an egg scramble. Other activities include face painting, arts and crafts, and pictures with the Easter Bunny.

cityofmesquite.com/280/bunny-eggstravaganza

Kerrville

Easter Eggstravaganza

March 30

The Salvation Army Kroc Center, 201 Holdsworth Drive

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

kerrvillekroc.org

Easterfest, Cookoff, and Open Car Show

March 30

Flat Rock Lake Park, 3840 Riverside Drive

At this fun-filled event, enjoy a barbecue and chili cookoff, food, games, rides for all ages, vendors, live music, and Easter egg hunt, an open car and bike show, and a visit from the Easter Bunny.

kerrvilletexascvb.com

Quintana

Spring Fling

April 6-May 5

Quintana Bird Sanctuary, 814 N. Lamar St.

Spring is peak migration time, so the Gulf Coast Bird Observatory hosts Spring Fling at the Quintana Neotropic Bird Sanctuary. For four weeks, volunteers or staff members are there each day to help identify migrating species as well as the resident birds and keep a daily list going.

gcbo.org

Poteet

Strawberry Festival

April 12-14

Strawberry Festival grounds, 9199 SH 16 North

Held annually in April for more than 70 years, the festival has continuous entertainment featuring concerts with nationally known Western and Tejano music stars, regional bands, gunslingers, a carnival, various contests, and rodeo performances. There is something for the whole family. Located in the heart of the Artesian Belt, Poteet is recognized as the “Strawberry Capital of Texas.”

strawberryfestival.com

Bandera

5K Bunny Run/Walk

April 13

Village of Hope Events Center, 1116 12th St.

Arthur Nagel Community Clinic hosts the Bunny Run/Walk, a 5K race along Main Street. Medals are awarded in seven categories, and T-shirts and goodie bags are handed out to all participants. Kids 10 and under get to participate for free. Dogs on leashes and bunny ears and costumes are also welcome.

banderacowboycapital.com/events/2024/bandera-bunny-runwalk

San Antonio

Fiesta San Antonio

April 18-28

Various locations

Fiesta San Antonio started in 1891 as a one-parade event to honor the memory of the heroes of the Alamo and the Battle of San Jacinto. That historic commemoration still takes place, but for more than a century the event has grown into a celebration of San Antonio’s rich and diverse cultures. Today, Fiesta is one of this nation’s premier festivals, with more than 100 local nonprofit organizations orchestrating festivities and raising funds that support the community throughout the year. There’s something for everyone at Fiesta: street fairs, parades, carnivals, charity runs, music, arts, culture, and pageants.

fiestasanantonio.org

Sherman

Texoma Earth Day Festival

April 20

Kidd-Key Park, 405 N. Rusk St.

The Texoma Earth Day Festival is a community-wide event where people learn practical ways to reduce their environmental footprint and impact on our planet. Attendance is free and open to the public.

earthdaytexoma.org

Port Aransas

Earth Day Celebration

April 22

Horace Caldwell Pier, 230 On The Beach Road

A huge crowd creates the “Port A for Peace” annual human peace sign to commemorate Earth Day. Hundreds of participants gather every year on the beach for the photo opportunity. The peace sign is marked with flags to indicate where to stand.

visitportaransas.com

Jefferson

Battle for Jefferson: Civil War Reenactments

May 3-5

Various locations

More than 700 Civil War period reenactors descend on Jefferson to reenact the Battle of Big Cypress Bayou at Total Farm. Infantry, cavalry, and artillery all play a part in the scenario battle. Coupled with the Jessie Allen Wise Garden Club’s annual Pilgrimage, the “battle” portion of the weekend has succeeded in turning Jefferson’s downtown historic district and surrounding neighborhoods into a three-day living-history encampment that includes a parade and downtown skirmish on Saturday morning.

battleforjefferson.com

Historical Pilgrimage: 19th Century Social Events

May 3-5

Various locations

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

battleforjefferson.com

Brady

Cinco de Mayo Celebration

May 4

Mexican Colony Park, 600 Junio St.

After the Mexican Revolution in 1910, Mexican refugees fled to Texas and many settled in Brady, where they raised their families and established the Mexican Colony neighborhood. Cinco de Mayo soon became a major celebration in Brady, and today, it’s still celebrated with a market and dancing.

facebook.com/mexicancolony

Alpine

Cinco de Mayo Celebration

May 4

Downtown Alpine, 103 E. Murphy St.

Alpine’s Cinco de Mayo Celebration is a local tradition featuring a themed downtown parade, music, dancing, a car show, and the popular “Gran Mercado” (Great Market) on historic Murphy Street.

Freeport

Cinco de Mayo Celebration

May 4

Freeport Historical Museum, 311 E. Park Ave.

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

freeport.tx.us/page/historical_museum

Mesquite

Cinco de Mayo Celebration

May 4

Front Street Station , 100 W. Front St.

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

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

Grand Prairie

Cinco de Mayo

May 5

Traders Village, 2602 Mayfield Road

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo at Traders Village with live music, dancing, traditional food, and fun festivities for the whole family.

tradersvillage.com/grand-prairie

San Angelo

Armed Forces Day

May 18

Fort Concho National Historic Landmark, 630 South Oakes St.

Fort Concho National Historic Landmark hosts this Armed Forces Day event, with artillery salutes and special displays to honor the nation’s armed forces.

fortconcho.com

El Campo

Memorial Day Weekend

May 24-26

El Campo Lost Lagoon, 665 County Road 451

Celebrate Memorial Day Weekend at Lost Lagoon with a musical lineup featuring the dynamic sounds of Dameon Leve, the Bar Ditch Hippies, and the country vibes of Steel Country. Join in for a weekend of music, fun, and patriotic festivities.

eclostlagoon.com

South Padre Island

Memorial Day Fireworks

May 26

Entertainment District, 211 W. Whiting St.

Celebrate Memorial Day weekend on South Padre Island with a fireworks display over the bay. For the best viewing spots, check out the restaurants and bars in the Entertainment District.

sopadre.com/events

San Angelo

Memorial Day

May 27

Fort Concho National Historic Landmark, 630 S. Oakes St.

Fort Concho National Historic Landmark invites visitors to attend this program that honors the nation’s military members who made the ultimate sacrifice.

fortconcho.com

Lake Jackson

Festival of Lights

Nov. 18

Lake Jackson Civic Center, 333 SH 332

Lake Jackson brings the Yuletide cheer with this kick-off to the holiday season. Festivities include a carnival, games, and a parade.

lakejackson-tx.gov

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