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Abilene

Freedom Festival

July 3-4

Let freedom ring with a Fourth of July parade, the Paramount Film Series, live bands, a car show, a...

Winter Lightfest

Nov. 26-Dec. 31

Stroll this .75-mile trail and see iconic displays and breathtaking light features in the beautiful ...

Arlington

Light Up Arlington

July 3

Enjoy games, tasty food, rides, and music leading up to an awe-inspiring Fourth of July fireworks sh...

Austin

Bat Fest

Aug. 28

Come see 1.5 million Mexican free-tailed bats emerge from under the Congress Avenue Bridge at dusk. ...

Trail of Lights

Nov. 28-Jan. 3

The 57th annual Austin Trail of Lights, the longest-running holiday tradition in the state capital, ...

Bandera

Fourth of July Pet Parade

July 4

All pets—anything you can lead, ride, or carry—are welcomed to participate in this Fourth of Jul...

Buckfest Dinner and Dance

Nov. 5

Celebrating hunters since 1961, this annual hunter's weekend dinner features live music and a dance....

Veterans Parade and Barbecue

Nov. 13

This day honors veterans of Bandera County, with military members and their families displaying memo...

Belton

Fourth of July Celebration

June 27-July 4

With more than 30,000 people lining the streets, and a live, televised broadcast reaching around the...

Big Spring

Funtastic Fourth

June 25-26

Head to downtown Big Spring for the annual Funtastic Fourth, where many vendors are selling food and...

Pops in the Park

July 3

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

Boerne

Kuhlmann-King Museum Tour and Ghost Stories

Oct. 9, 16, 23, 30

The Kuhlmann-King house gives the public the opportunity to step back in time to see what a historic...

Music in the Cave: The Haunted Show

Oct. 30

Just before Halloween, the cave is haunted by the expert weaving of tale and song—both classical a...

Music in the Cave: Sounds of the Season

Nov. 27

Enjoy a cappella quartet Tinsel for sounds of the Christmas season including contemporary classics a...

Holidays at the Kuhlmann King

Nov. 27, Dec. 11

Come see the holidays as celebrated in the 1880s. The museum is decorated for the season and plans i...

Brenham

Christmas at the Mansion

Nov. 5-7

The Heritage Society of Washington County and Hermann Furniture bring you Christmas at the Mansion. ...

Bulverde

Christmas Lighting

Nov. 26

Start the holiday season with vendors booths and plenty of Christmas cheer. Santa arrives in the eve...

Caldwell

Scare on the Square

Oct. 30

Bring the kiddos to this trunk or treat where partakers dress up their vehicles and themselves to pa...

Celina

Beware of the Square

Oct. 23

Those who dare can test their escape skills in one of the escape rooms, or travel through the spooky...

Chappell Hill

Scarecrow Festival

Oct. 9-10

The Chappell Hill Historical Society hosts this annual event that places visitors in the magical lan...

Clute

Harvest Fun Fest

Oct. 28

This annual event features fun for the whole family, with children's costume contests, games, a cook...

Coleman

Red, White, and Boom

July 4

Bring back old family memories in the beautiful city park with games, a bike parade, music, and boom...

Columbus

Independence Day Celebration

July 4

Columbus' tradition of celebrating the Fourth of July continues with an old-fashioned celebration fu...

Comfort

Christmas In Comfort

Nov. 27

Ring in the holiday season with craft and food vendors lining the streets of downtown Comfort. Famil...

Concan

Haunted Hayrides

Oct. 22-23

One of the scariest hayrides in all of Texas—narrowly escape spooky encounters with ghosts and spi...

Corpus Christi

Holly-Days at the Gardens

Nov. 26-27

Honor the joys of the season around a beautiful 20-foot, fresh-cut, lighted fir tree. View lighted d...

Corsicana

Main Street Pumpkin Patch

Oct. 1-31

Immerse yourself in beautiful displays of pumpkin varieties including gourds, jack-o'-lanterns, fair...

Boo on the Block

Oct. 28

Many retail stores are open downtown to hand out candy and prizes. Look forward to trick-or-treating...

Christmas Tree Lighting

Nov. 19

It is one of the most magical times of the year in Corsicana, as the three-story tree with more than...

Crockett

Christmas in Crockett

Nov. 20

Make plans to attend the 40th annual Christmas in Crockett and shop over 150 vendors lining the down...

Elgin

Hogeye Street Dance

Oct. 22

Come out to listen and dance to live music on Depot Street from Kenny Orts and No Chance, and enjoy ...

Ennis

Hay Maze and Pumpkin Patch

Oct. 1-31

Enjoy some fall fun with the hay maze that is bigger and more challenging this year. Bring the whole...

Fredericksburg

July Fourth Community Parade and Patriotic Program

July 4

Originally started in 1991 by a group of community-minded friends, this small-town patriotic parade ...

July Fourth Fireworks Display

July 4

This annual fireworks display is sponsored by the city of Fredericksburg and takes place from the go...

Gillespie County Fair

Aug. 26-29

The Gillespie County Fair is the oldest continuous county fair in Texas and marks its 133rd year thi...

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