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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.

Tyler

Lecture with Doris Kearns Goodwin

Feb. 7

UT Tyler Cowan Center, 3900 University Blvd., FAC 1120

Doris Kearns Goodwin is a world-renowned presidential historian, public speaker, and Pulitzer Prize-winning, New York Times No. 1 best-selling author. Goodwin's career as a presidential historian and author was inspired when, as a 24-year-old graduate student at Harvard, she was selected to join the White House Fellows, one of America's most prestigious programs for leadership and public service. Goodwin worked with President Lyndon Baines Johnson in the White House and later assisted him in the writing of his memoirs.

cowancenter.org

Houston

"Chicago"

Feb. 7-19

Hobby Center for the Performing Arts, 800 Bagby St.

After 25 years, "Chicago" is still the one musical with everything that makes Broadway shimmy-shake: a universal tale of fame, fortune, and all that jazz, with one show-stopping song after another. The musical has received six Tony Awards, two Olivier Awards, a Grammy, and thousands of standing ovations.

tuts.com

Clute

Planetarium Show

Feb. 7, 14, 21, 28

Center for the Arts and Sciences, 400 College Blvd.

This show features a 30-foot dome equipped with a Spitz Star Ball projector that reproduces the night sky, along with a variety of other high-tech equipment to give visitors a close-up feel of comets, exploding stars, and black holes.

brazosportcenter.org

Brenham

"The Mousetrap"

Feb. 9-26

Unity Theatre, 300 Church St.

After hearing a woman has been murdered, the guests and staff at Monkswell Manor find themselves stranded during a snowstorm. As it becomes clear that the killer is among them, the seven strangers grow increasingly suspicious of one another. When a second murder takes place, tensions and fears escalate culminating in a surprise finish. "The Mousetrap" had its world premiere in 1952 and continues to entertain contemporary audiences.

unitybrenham.org

Bellville

Chocolate Walk

Feb. 9

The Shops of Downtown , 1 Main St.

Plan a night out with friends to walk the downtown square exploring the shops of Bellville and other local merchants while experiencing a variety of chocolate confections at every stop. Redeem a punched card at the end of the evening for a chance to win prizes.

discoverbellville.com

Bandera

11th Street Mardi Gras and Main Street Parade

Feb. 9-11

11th Street Cowboy Bar, 307 11th St.

Join the fun at the 11th Sttreet Cowboy Bar for a three-day Mardi Gras celebration with Cajun food and zydeco music. Enjoy all the colorful floats and other parade entries as they travel down Bandera's Main Street in the Mardi Gras Parade on Feb. 11.

11thstreetcowboybar.com

Dallas

"1619 Project"

Feb. 10-26

Bishop Arts Theatre Center, 215 S. Tyler St.

In late August 1619, a ship arrived in the British colony of Virginia with a cargo of twenty to thirty enslaved people from Africa. Their arrival led to the barbaric and unprecedented system of American chattel slavery that would last for the next 250 years. This one-act festival features eight commissions by local and national playwrights that weave together stories that explore the legacy of slavery in present-day America.

bishopartstheatre.org/theatre-series

"Endlings"

Feb. 10-19

Rosewood Center, 5938 Skillman St.

Dallas Children's Theater presents the final production of Cry Havoc Theater Company, a teen theater company that has been celebrated for putting young artists in the lead as creators and actors of bold art that disrupts expectations and shakes up old, entrenched conversations. "Endlings" is a thought-provoking play that tackles climate change, social justice, grief, the pandemic, and art with frank, youthful honesty. Post-show conversations with subject matter resources follow every performance.

dct.org

Victoria

"Always ... Patsy Cline"

Feb. 10-19

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

Theatre Victoria presents this true story of an unlikely friendship between Patsy Cline and a fan from Houston who befriended her in a Texas honky tonk. The show features classic Patsy Cline hits.

theatrevictoria.org

Rockport

La Mardi Gras

Feb. 10-11

Lamar Volunteer Fire Dept and Downtown Lamar Peninsula, 302 Bois D'Arc

This festival features food, entertainment, a parade, and other festivities on Lamar Peninsula to benefit the Lamar Volunteer Fire Department.

lamarvfd.com

Clute

Agatha Christie's "Murder on the Orient Express"

February 10-12, 17-18

Center for the Arts and Sciences, 400 College Blvd.

Witness beloved detective Hercule Poirot as he battles the clock to figure out “whodunit” in this classic murder mystery.

brazosportcenter.org

Boerne

Chocolate Walk

Feb. 10-11

Historic Downtown Boerne, 100 N. Main St.

This sweet event takes participants on a stroll through historic downtown Boerne. Collect a special chocolate treat as you step inside each participating store, gallery, and restaurant along Main Street. Once you've visited all the stores, return your raffle ticket for a chance to win prizes donated by the store owners.

ci.boerne.tx.us/602/boerne-chocolate-walk

Galveston

Mardi Gras! Galveston

Feb. 10-21

Galveston Historic Downtown and Seawall

The third-largest Mardi Gras celebration in the country includes masked balls, balcony parties, parades, concerts, and lots of beads.

mardigrasgalveston.com

Luckenbach

Hug-In and Valentine Ball

Feb. 10-11

Luckenbach Texas, 412 Luckenbach Town Loop

It’s that time of year again for folks to get “Back to the Basics of Love” at Luckenbach’s 48th annual Hug-In and Valentine Ball. Enjoy live music and dancing all weekend long.

luckenbachtexas.com

Fredericksburg

"Dirty Rotten Scoundrels"

Feb. 10-12, 17-19, 24-26

Steve W. Shepherd Theater, 1668 US 87 South

Fredericksburg Theater Company presents this musical based on the popular film. "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels" is sophisticated and suave with a good dash of mischief—a hilarious battle of cons that keeps you laughing, humming, and guessing to the end.

fredericksburgtheater.org

Irving

"The Artistry of Jazz" with Violinist Scott Tixier

Feb. 11

Irving Arts Center-Carpenter Performance Hall, 3333 N. MacArthur Blvd.

In this, the first concert of the New Year for the Irving Symphony Orchestra, the enormously successful composer-in-residence program once again highlights a new orchestral piece by a young composer. Furthermore, world-renowned jazz violinist and University of North Texas faculty professor Scott Tixier offers some of his outstanding compositions for jazz violin and orchestra. The concert concludes with the magnificent Symphony No. 1 by German composer Johannes Brahms.

irvingsymphony.org

Nocona

Mardi Gras Nocona Style

Feb. 11-18

Downtown Nocona, 100 Clay St.

It's all about the beads and classic cars in this fun, family-friendly and pet-friendly event. Enjoy three days worth of parades, cajun food, live music, and beads.

nocona.org/events

Mckinney

Second Saturday Bird Walks

Feb. 11

Heard Natural Science Museum and Wildlife Sanctuary, 1 Nature Place

On the second Saturday of the month, take a bird walk intended to help beginning and intermediate birders with bird spotting and identification techniques. There are also plenty of opportunities for participants to ask questions from experienced birders. Prairie, woodland, and wetland habitats are included in these walks.

heardmuseum.org

New Braunfels

Love the Run You're With

Feb. 11

Gruene Historic District, near Gruene Hall, 1281 Gruene Road

Grab your spouse, friend, or furry loved one and come dressed as your favorite famous duo to the fourth annual Love the Run You’re With 5K presented by Comal ISD’s Comal Fit.

athleteguild.com

Bandera

Mardi Gras Arts and Crafts Show

Feb. 11

Main St. , 500 Main St.

Shop a range of merchandise at this Mardi Gras arts and crafts show located at the Bandera County Courthouse lawn.

banderacowboycapital.com

Cowboy Mardi Gras Bull Riding

Feb. 11

Mansfiled Park Rodeo Arena, 2886 SH 16 N.

Watch as talented bullriders attempt to beat the clock and stay atop excited bulls, putting on a great show the whole family can enjoy.

ridingonfaithrodeo.com

Edinburg

Museum of South Texas History Heritage & History Day

Feb. 11

Museum of South Texas History, 200 N. Closner Blvd.

The Museum of South Texas History presents Heritage and History Days 2023, a celebration of the heritage and history of South Texas and northeastern Mexico.

mosthistory.org/events

New Braunfels

Game Day 5K and Tailgate Party

Feb. 12

Rockin R River Rides, 1405 Gruene Road

Wear your favorite team jersey and earn a football trophy in your age group, then enjoy music, food, and a Texas-size tailgate party. A kids' 1K has been added this year. Later, head to Mozie's to watch the game.

athleteguild.com

Surfside Beach

Market at the Park

Feb. 12

Stahlman Park, 2211 Bluewater Highway

At this market, find vendors selling fresh food, homemade goods, and handmade items.

surfsidetx.org

Fort Worth

"I'll Be Your Mirror: Art and the Digital Screen"

Feb. 12-April 30

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, 3200 Darnell St.

The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth presents the landmark "I'll Be Your Mirror: Art and the Digital Screen," a thematic group exhibition that examines the screens vast impact on art from 1969 to the present. This exhibition surveys more than 60 works by 50 artists over the past five decades. The artists included examine screen culture through a broad range of media such as paintings, sculpture, video games, digital art, augmented reality, and video.

themodern.org

Austin

OUTsider Festival

Feb. 15-19

The Vortex, 2307 Manor Road #2135

As one of Austin’s most progressive festivals, OUTsider brings together Austin’s LGBTQ community for three days of creation and inspiration. This multidisciplinary art festival showcases film, performance art, music, and visual arts.

outsiderfest.org

Tyler

Joel McHale

Feb. 16

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

Joel McHale is one of the most sought-after comedians and actors in the industry. Best known for his starring role in "Community" and twelve seasons hosting "The Soup," McHale can be seen on Netflix playing former "Community" co-star Chevy Chase in "A Futile and Stupid Gesture" opposite Will Forte. He also stars in his new weekly Netflix show, "The Joel McHale Show with Joel McHale." Other work includes "The Happytime Murders" opposite Melissa McCarthy and the indie "Assassination Nation" for Sam Levinson, which premiered at Sundance.

cowancenter.org

Beaumont

Mardi Gras Southeast Texas

Feb. 16-19

Great Lawn of the Event Center, 700 Crockett St.

Enjoy four days of family-friendly fun in downtown Beaumont, with parades, concerts, kids' activities, arts and crafts, and food vendors.

mardigrastx.com

San Angelo

Permanent Collection and Orna Feinstein and Otto McKay Exhibits

Feb. 16-April 9

San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, 1 Love St.

San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts presents a rich exhibit showing a wide array of works from the museum's permanent collection along with pieces by artists Orna Feinstein and Otto McKay.

samfa.org

Llano

Mardi Gras Festival [CANCELED]

Feb. 17-18

Badu Park, 300 W. Legion Drive

It's Mardi Gras season and Llano knows how to celebrate. Cajun food and fun bring the crowd together, and zydeco and swamp pop music keep you dancing all day. There's a gumbo cookoff that awards cash and prizes, and a King and Ball Masque Queen are crowned. Costumes are encouraged for the judged contest.

visitllanotexas.com

Houston

"Art of the Cameroon Grassfields, a Living Heritage in Houston"

Feb. 17-July 9

The Menil Collection, 1533 Sul Ross St.

This exhibition, celebrating the enduring artistic traditions of Cameroon and its global diaspora, features headdresses, masks, prestige hats, royal stools and figural sculptures, palace architectural elements from the Grassfields kingdoms, and two recent works by Douala-based artist Hervé Youmbi.

menil.org

Jefferson

Mardi Gras

Feb. 17-19

Downtown Jefferson

The Krewe of Hebe presents Jefferson's annual Mardi Gras. The festivities last an entire weekend and feature parades, live music, food, vendors, a carnival, frosty beverages, and, of course, masks and beads.

mardigrasupriver.com

Kerrville

Camerata San Antonio String Quartet

Feb. 17

First Presbyterian Church, 800 Jefferson St.

Grammy-nominated Camerata San Antonio is a flexible classical chamber music ensemble serving San Antonio and the surrounding Hill Country. This month's performance, titled "Contrasts," includes compositions by William Grant Still ("Mother and Child Suite for Violin and Piano), Béla Bartók (Contrasts for Clarinet, Violin & Piano, Sz.111), and Beethoven (Trio for Clarinet, Cello & Piano, Op. 38).

cameratasa.org

San Marcos

Mardi Gras Parade

Feb. 18

San Marcos Downtown and Historic District, 222 W. San Antonio St.

The Mistick Krewe of Okeanos Mardi Gras Parade is an annual celebration with floats, music, and lots of fun. The parade winds through the Historic Homes District of San Marcos and downtown.

visitsanmarcos.com/event/mistick-krewe-of-okeanos-carnival-parade/3055

Irving

The Las Colinas Symphony Presents "Music That Grows On You"

Feb. 18

Irving Arts Center, 3333 N. MacArthur Blvd.

The Las Colinas Symphony Orchesta continues its 2022-2023 season with violinist Simone Spadino and guest conductor Maestro Juan Carlos Lomonaco. The performance includes Johann Strauss II's "Schneeglckchen," Franz Waxman's "Carmen Fantasy," Johannes Brahms' Symphony No. 1 in C Minor, and Frederick Delius' "The Walk to the Paradise Garden."

lascolinassymphony.org

Palacios

African American Heritage Day

Feb. 18

City by the Sea Museum, 401 Commerce St.

The Palacios Community Coalition presents local speakers to show contributions made and being made by the African American community of Palacios. Local speakers talk about their contributions, and tours may be provided upon request.

palacioschamber.com

Pasadena

Greater Houston Train Show

Feb. 18

Pasadena Convention Center, 7902 Fairmont Parkway

The San Jacinto Model Railroad Club presents The Greater Houston Train Show, attracting rail fans from across Texas and Louisiana. See operating layouts, take classes on railroads and modeling subjects, participate in National Model Railroad Association contests, and shops from an array of vendors from across the Southwest.

sanjacmodeltrains.org

New Braunfels

Old Gruene Market Days

Feb. 18-19

Gruene Historic District, 1724 Gruene Road

Nearly 100 vendors offer uniquely crafted items and packaged Texas foods.

gruenemarketdays.com

West Columbia

Market Day

Feb. 18

Varner-Hogg Plantation State Historic Site, 1702 N. 13th. St.

Load up the kids, grab your canvas bags and head to Varner-Hogg State Historic Site for a day of shopping and supporting local small business owners. Plus, there's free admission to the site during market hours.

visitvarnerhoggplantation.com

Surfside Beach

Marathon

Feb. 18

Stahlman Park, 2211 Bluewater Highway

The Surfside Beach Marathon includes a marathon, half marathon, 5K, and kids' 1K. At the post-run party, runners can enjoy Texas barbecue, drinks, and games. Races start as the sun rises over the water and follow the public beach to San Luis Pass, then return. The entire course is on the firm, smooth sand.

surfsidebeachmarathon.com

Freeport

Mardis Gras Festival

Feb. 18

Freeport Historical Museum, 311 E. Park Ave.

Festivities for Mardi Gras include a parade, gumbo cookoff, King Cake-eating contest, and live entertainment.

freeport.tx.us

Huntsville

Experience a Day in the Life of a CCC Enrollee

Feb. 18

Huntsville State Park, 565 Park Road 40 W.

Take an interactive tour through the life of the Civilian Conservation Corps. Read about the corps' formation, get hands-on with their tools and uniforms, visit the camp store to shop the benefits of being an enrollee, and hear from members of the corps themselves, though their newsletter, as you stand in Ravens Lodge and look out at Lake Raven that they helped create.

tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/huntsville

San Antonio

Camerata San Antonio String Quartet

Jan. 18-19

Various locations

Grammy-nominated Camerata San Antonio is a flexible classical chamber music ensemble serving San Antonio and the surrounding Hill Country. This month's performance, titled "Contrasts," includes compositions by William Grant Still, Béla Bartók, and Beethoven. Performances take place at Episcopal Church of the Holy Spirit (Feb. 18) and Diane Bennack Concert Hall at University of the Incarnate Word (Feb. 19).

cameratasa.org

Austin

"Day Jobs"

Feb. 19-July 23

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

The first major exhibition to examine the overlooked impact of day jobs on the visual arts, "Day Jobs" is dedicated to demystifying artistic production and upending the stubborn myth of the artist sequestered in their studio, waiting for inspiration to strike. The exhibition includes approximately 75 works in a broad range of media by emerging and established artists such as Emma Amos, Larry Bell, Mark Bradford, Jeffrey Gibson, Tishan Hsu, Ragen Moss, Howardena Pindell, Chuck Ramirez, Robert Ryman, and Fred Wilson.

blantonmuseum.org

Mckinney

Krewe of Barkus Dog Parade

Feb. 19

Mitchell Park, 300 W. Louisiana St.

At this parade held each year on the Sunday before Mardi Gras, dogs and their owners dress up in costumes based on the special theme of the event, then they parade around McKinney's downtown square. Prizes are awarded in multiple categories. Music, food trucks, and pet-related vendors add to the festivities.

artinstituteofmckinney.com

Fredericksburg

Emily Jumes Oskins in Concert

Feb. 19

Fredericksburg United Methodist Church, 1800 N. Llano St.

Fredericksburg Music Club presents harpist Emily Jumes Oskins, who started playing the harp and piano at an early age and has continued with her harp endeavors for over 15 years.

fredericksburgmusicclub.com

South Padre Island

Surfin' Sunday Lessons

Feb. 21-Sept. 30

DJ Lerma Pavilion, Isla Blanca Park, 33174 State Park Road 100

Every Sunday in front of the DJ Lerma Pavilion, patrons can learn to surf for free.

facebook.com/surfvive.org

Huntsville

Prison City Film Festival

Feb 22-25

Old Town Theatre, 1023 12th St.

Built with one overall objective in mind—to showcase independent films and filmmakers—the four-day independent film festival is where filmmakers break out.

oldtowntheatre-huntsville.org

Port Aransas

Whooping Crane Festival

Feb. 23-26

Various locations

Each year since 1996, the Whooping Crane Festival has celebrated the annual return of the cranes to their wintering habitat at the Aransas National Wildlife Refuge. The event has renowned speakers, birding trips, boating trips, nature tours, photography workshops, and a trade show.

portaransas.org/whooping-crane-festival

Kerrville

Symphony of the Hills

Feb. 23

Cailloux Theater, 910 Main St.

The centerpiece of this concert is the Edvard Grieg's "Piano Concerto in A Minor" featuring Jiale Yi, the 2020 Gurwitz International Piano Competition gold medalist. The first half of the concert opens with music of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s "Jesus Christ Superstar," followed by Mexican composer Carlos Chavez's innovative music composed with indigenous melodies, harmonies, and instruments.

symphonyofthehills.org

Galveston

The Kingdom Choir in Concert

Feb. 24

The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St.

London's The Kingdom Choir first attracted worldwide attention in 2018 when they performed their show-stopping rendition of "Stand By Me" in front of a television audience during the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. Since then, The Kingdom Choir has shared their infectious joy and spirit along with their special gospel style with audiences around the world. Look forward to a grand evening of soulful renditions of both traditional gospel classics and popular contemporary music.

thegrand.com

New Braunfels

Friday Afternoon Club at Gruene Hall

Feb. 24

Gruene Hall, 1281 Gruene Road

Now in its 25th year, this Gruene Hall tradition is where hipsters, oldsters, suits, locals, and drifters mix it up to start their weekend. This quintessential Friday happy hour includes great beer prices, prize giveaways, and the best in Texas tunes broadcast live by KNBT 92.1 FM Radio New Braunfels. There’s even a special guest interview each week.

gruenehall.com

Washington

Texas Independence Day Celebration

Feb. 25-26

Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site, 23400 Park Road 12

Celebrate 187 years of Texas independence at the place where Texas became Texas. The 1830s Republic of Texas era comes to life with historic interpreters, craftsmen, music, and artillery firing.

wheretexasbecametexas.org

Victoria

Beethoven's Fifth

Feb. 25

Victoria Fine Arts Center, 1002 Sam Houston Drive

Who doesn’t know the iconic opening of Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony? Come hear this ubiquitous masterpiece along with a musical parody of the equally famous "Barber of Seville" with a devilish musical twist. Plus, there is the bonus of Croatian guitarist Ana Vidovic playing Rodrigo’s famous "Fantasia" for guitar and orchestra.

victoriasymphony.com

Henderson

Mardi Gras Celebration

Feb. 25

Henderson Civic Center, 1500 Lake Forest Parkway

"Laissez le bon temps rouler" (let the good times roll) at Henderson's Mardi Gras Celebration with live entertainment from the Swampland Revival zydeco band, an old-fashioned cake walk, Cajun food, and plenty of beads.

visithendersontx.com

La Grange

Michael Reno Harrell in Concert

Feb. 25

The Bugle Boy, 1051 N. Jefferson St.

Michael Reno Harrell is an award-winning songwriter and veteran storyteller and entertainer from the Southern Appalachian Mountains. Hear him play a show at the Bugle Boy, an intimate, converted WWII army barracks.

thebugleboy.org/tickets

Huntsville

Prison City Crawfish and Music Festival

Feb. 25

Downtown Square, 12th Street and University Avenue

This all-day crawfish and music festival takes place in conjunction with the Prison City Film Festival.

huntsvilledba.com

Boerne

Spring Antique Show

Feb. 25-26

Kendall County Fair Grounds, 1307 River Road

This antiques show features exhibitor booths overflowing with fine American antiques found from estates around the country. Collectors find real antiques—no reproductions or imports—that include country furniture, baskets, stoneware, glassware, jewelry, textiles, early paper, toys, silver, quilts, pewter, American Oak, and Southwestern items.

texasantiqueshows.com/boerne-antique-shows.htm

Kerrville

"The Highwaymen Live: a Musical Tribute"

Feb. 25

Cailloux Theater, 910 Main St.

Perhaps the greatest country music super group in history, The Highwaymen—featuring Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, and Johnny Cash—traveled the world performing country music to millions of fans. Now comes a show featuring spot-on portrayals of those stars.

caillouxperformingarts.com

Mckinney

MillHouse Winter ArtFest

Feb. 26-27

McKinney Cotton Mill, 610 Elm St.

Escape the wind and cold at this indoor, juried art festival at the Cotton Mill. Explore art by local artisans showcased against the grandeur of century-old architecture. Featured artists offer acrylic, oil, watercolor, pottery, and jewelry. Food and drinks are available from local food trucks.

millhousefoundation.org/artfest

San Angelo

Buffalo Soldier Heritage Day

Feb. 26

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

Celebrate the contributions of the buffalo soldiers to West Texas and the military frontier with displays, living history, and special talks. Buffalo soldiers were Black soldiers who mainly served on the Western frontier after the Civil War. Their duties included helping with westward expansion, building roads and infrastructure, and guarding the U.S. mail.

fortconcho.com

Dallas

"In the Shadow of Dictatorship: Creating the Museum of Spanish Abstract Art"

Feb. 26-June 18

Meadows Museum, 5900 Bishop Blvd.

During an era when Spanish artists found success abroad yet struggled for recognition at home, artist, critic, and collector Fernando Zbel established the Museo de Arte Abstracto Espaol in Cuenca, Spain on July 1, 1966, the first institution of its kind within Spain. Highlights from its remarkable collection, most coming to the U.S. for the first time, tell the story of this pioneering museum and explore the rich panorama of abstract Spanish art during the middle of the 20th century and under the Francoist regime.

meadowsmuseumdallas.org/exhibitions/spanish-abstract-art

Austin

ATX Open

Feb. 27-March 5

Westwood Country Club, 3808 W. 35th St.

The ATX Open is Austin's only professional tour-level tennis tournament, bringing world-class women athletes and thrilling tennis action to the capital of Texas. The WTA 250 tournament celebrates its inaugural event at Austin's Westwood Country Club, which is being transformed to include a 1,700-seat stadium court. The tournament is the first of nine U.S.-based events on the 2023 WTA calendar and is being broadcast to a worldwide audience. A global field of WTA stars including 2022 Australian Open finalist Danielle Collins and 2017 US Open champion Sloane Stephens are scheduled to compete in the 32-player singles and 16-team doubles draws.

atxopen.com

Grand Prairie

John Mellencamp in Concert

March 1

Texas Trust CU Theatre at Grand Prairie, 1001 Texas Trust Way

Don't miss John Mellencamp, one of the most highly regarded mature songwriters of a generation.

texastrustcutheatre.com

Tyler

Trinity Irish Dance Company

March 2

UT Tyler Cowan Center, 3900 University Blvd., FAC 1120

Offering everything you expect and nothing you'd imagine, the Trinity Irish Dance Company brings a cutting-edge vision to the stage. A dance legacy that is rooted in tradition yet forward-looking and ever evolving, this company dazzles with hard-driving percussive power and aerial grace while celebrating the fusion of vibrant Irish traditions and ever-evolving American innovation.

cowancenter.org

Fort Stockton

Texas History Days

March 2

Annie Riggs Museum , 301 S. Main St.

The Annie Riggs Memorial Museum welcomes children for exhibits and special presentations on the history of Pecos County and the state of Texas.

annieriggsmuseum.org

Cedar Park

Kevin Fowler and Roger Creager in Concert

March 2

Haute Spot , 1501 E. New Hope Drive

Texas country artists Kevin Fowler and Roger Creager perform their hits. Fowler is known for songs such as "Hard Man to Love" and "100% Texan," while Creager is known for his songs "The Everclear Song" and "Long Way to Mexico."

hautespot.live

Edinburg

Fiesta Edinburg Music Festival

March 2-5

Bert Ogden Arena, 4900 S I-69C

Fiesta Edinburg is the Edinburg Chamber's largest celebration. Besides being a fun event for the city of Edinburg and the Rio Grande Valley, Fiesta Edinburg also symbolizes an important moment in Edinburg's history: The festival was initially created to commemorate Edinburg's county seat.

edinburg.com/fiesta-edinburg

Amarillo

"These Shining Lives"

March 2-5

Amarillo Little Theatre, Allen Shankles Mainstage, 2019 Civic Circle

This play, based on the book "The Radium Girls" by Kate Moore, hits the stage of the Amarillo Little Theatre, one of the nation's oldest-running community theaters.

amarillolittletheatre.org

Fredericksburg

Enchanted Rock 45th Birthday Celebration

March 2

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area, 18 miles north on Ranch Road 965

March 2 marks 45 years since Enchanted Rock became a State Natural Area, and this is one of the many 100-anniversary celebrations for Texas State Parks this year. Guarantee entry by reserving a free day pass up to one month before this special event. Proposed festivities include a fair-type event with area volunteers and interpreters showcasing different activities including backyard bass fishing, birding, skins and skulls, water colour, atlatl, etc.

tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/enchanted-rock/park_events

Fulton

Oysterfest

March 2-5

Fulton Festival Grounds, Fulton Beach Park, North Casterline Drive

This salute to the oyster industry is held at Fulton Harbor and includes entertainment, food, arts, crafts, a carnival, a parade, men's and women's oyster-eating contests, oyster shucking and decorating, and a fireworks show on Thursday night.

fultonoysterfest.org

New Braunfels

Texas Independence Day Celebration

March 2

Gruene Historic District, 1601 Hunter Road

To celebrate the 187th anniversary of Texas independence, Gruene Historic District is throwing a Texas-size celebration with special offers and live music.

gruenetexas.com

Grand Prairie

"Dancing With The Stars Live"

March 2

Texas Trust CU Theatre at Grand Prairie, 1001 Texas Trust Way

TV’s biggest dance show returns on tour this winter with “Dancing with the Stars Live,” featuring fan-favorite professional and troupe dancers in a brand-new production showcasing every type of dance style as seen on ABC’s hit show, ranging from ballroom and jazz to modern and hip-hop.

texastrustcutheatre.com

Huntsville

Texas Independence Day and Sam Houston's Birthday Celebration

March 2

Gibbs-Powell House and Oakwood Cemetery, 1228 11th St. and Ninth Street between Sam Houston Memorial Drive and Ryan's Ferry Road

Celebrate Texas Independence Day and Sam Houston's birthday in historic Huntsville. The day features a coffee reception at the Gibbs-Powell House at the Walker County Museum, and a gravesite ceremony honoring "the father of Texas" at Oakwood Cemetery; plus, music, speakers, the "baptized Texan" ceremony for new residents (register online to be included), and a luncheon hosted by the Walker County Historical Commission.

huntsvilletexas.com

Bastrop

First Friday Artwalk

March 3

Main Street Bastrop, Main Street

Experience Bastrop's art and culture scene on the first Friday of every month with local artists featured at various downtown locations and interactive experiences along the way. How about a selfie with a famous work of art? Bring out your inner tribesman with a drum circle. Find a gift in stores that offer First Friday specials. Many stops offer light snacks and beverages. Live music spills out into the streets.

visitbastrop.com/event/main-event-first-friday-artwalk/2369

Cypress

West Houston Quilter's Guild Quilt Show

March 3-4

Richard E. Berry Educational Support Center, 8877 Barker Cypress Road

The West Houston Quilter's Guild, a charitable and nonprofit organization, is having their quilt show with over 20 vendors, a silent auction, a donation quilt, and many beautiful quilts to view and purchase.

whqg.org

Temple

First Friday

March 3

Downtown Temple, Main Street

On the first Friday of every month, historic downtown Temple transforms into a giant party. Enjoy street music and live performances, drinks, food, and after-hours shopping.

downtowntemple.com

Hallettsville

Texas State Championship 42 Domino Tournament

March 3-4

KC Hall, 321 US 77 South

Try your luck at 42, the official state domino game of Texas. Friday night there's a warm-up game, and pre-registration for Saturday is encouraged.

hallettsville.com

La Grange

Sarah Sharp in Concert

March 3

The Bugle Boy, 1051 N. Jefferson St.

Jazz vocalist Sarah Sharp performs at the Bugle Boy, an intimate, 80-seat listening room converted from WWII Army barracks.

thebugleboy.org/tickets

Corsicana

Faithfully, an Eagles and Journey Tribute Experience in Concert

March 3

The Palace Theatre, 112 W. Sixth Ave.

Faithfully, an Eagles and Journey Tribute Experience formed in Nashville, Tennessee in 2011 and has quickly established themselves as one of the country's most popular tribute acts. Hear them perform Eagles and Journey hits that have wowed audiences for decades.

corsicanapalace.com/faithfully

Food Truck Friday

March 3, April 14, May 5, June 2, July 7

Brick Streets Brewery, 224 E. 5th St.

Live music, games, and, of course, food trucks fill the parking lot behind Brick Streets Brewery in the evening. Come join the fun on the first Friday of every month (except April) from March through July.

visitcorsicana.com

Fredericksburg

"Tenderly: The Rosemary Clooney Musical"

March 3-5

Steve W. Shepherd Theater, 1668 US 87 South

Fredericksburg Theater Company presents this performance by Texas Repertory Theatre of "Tenderly," a fresh, remarkably personal, and poignant picture of the woman whose unparalleled talent and unbridled personality made her an American musical legend.

fredericksburgtheater.org

Sherman

"Judy Moody and Stink: The Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Treasure Hunt"

March 3-12

Finley Theatre, 500 N. Elm St.

Presented by Sherman Community Players' Theatricks group, this show asks the audience to join in on the shenanigans that never fail to follow Judy Moody and her little brother, Stink.

scptheater.com

New Braunfels

Friday Afternoon Club at Gruene Hall

March 3-May 26

Gruene Hall, 1281 Gruene Road

This Gruene Hall tradition, now in its 25th year, is where hipsters, oldsters, suits, locals, and drifters mix it up to start their weekend. This quintessential Friday happy hour offers great beer prices, prize giveaways, and the best in Texas tunes broadcast live by KNBT 92.1 FM Radio New Braunfels. There’s even a very special guest interview each week.

gruenehall.com

Orange

Voctave in Concert

March 4

Lutcher Theater, 707 Main Ave.

A cappella sensation Voctave has had over 150 million social media views of their videos, and their latest album, "The Spirit of the Season, Deluxe Edition," reached No. 6 on the Billboard charts. Their previous album, "The Corner of Broadway and Main Street Vol. 2," debuted at No. 3 on the iTunes charts.

lutcher.org

Burleson

Wicked Wine Run DFW

March 4

Lost Oak Winery, 8010 CR 802

Part race, part wine festival, all fun. Race through the vines and trails of the beautiful Lost Oak Winery. Your wine-fueled night out features a live DJ, local food trucks, vendors, games, and a wine festival.

wickedwinerun.com/locations/texas-dallas

Bellville

Fresh Farmers and Artisan Market

March 4

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

More than 35 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

First Saturday Market

March 4

Downtown Square , 1 Main St.

Stroll through the market on the square and check out the nearby farmers and artisan market with more than 85 booths featuring craftsmen, woodworkers, retailers, rolling boutiques, produce, honey, and baked goods galore while you enjoy music all day, several food trucks, a photo booth, and activities. There is free parking and admission.

discoverbellville.com

Temple

Quanah Parker Family Day

March 4

Temple Railroad and Heritage Museum, 315 W. Avenue B

Quanah Parker played an important role in the narrative of indigenous people in Texas. Learn about Texas history, the Comanche Tribe, and have fun with crafts and activities after visiting the new exhibition, "Quanah Parker: One Man, Two Worlds."

templeparks.com

Port Arthur

Spring Family Fun Day

March 4

Museum of the Gulf Coast, 700 Procter St.

Family Fun Day is a free event with children's activities and educational experiences. Previous Family Fun Days have included snake and horse education, "Star Wars" characters, face painting, and a parrot performance.

museumofthegulfcoast.org/events

La Grange

Sam Baker in Concert

March 4

The Bugle Boy, 1051 N. Jefferson St.

Sam Baker is an American folk musician based in Austin, Texas. Catch him perform at the Bugle Boy's converted WWII Army barracks listening room.

thebugleboy.org/tickets

Galveston

An Evening with Jaston Williams

March 4

The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St.

Jaston Williams, a humorist, playwright, actor, director, producer, essayist, and novelist, returns to The Grand with some of his favorite stories including "The Screaming Part of China" and "Killing Mama." Hear about how Tuna, Texas came to be by two friends telling stories and sharing laughs while sitting under a giant Texas oak tree.

thegrand.com

Corsicana

Georgette Jones and Marty Haggard in Concert

March 4

The Palace Theatre, 112 W. Sixth Ave.

Put two country legends' children together and you get the perfect show to celebrate their fathers. Georgette Jones, the daughter of George Jones, has released six albums and has performed all over, including The Grand Ole Opry. She recorded her first single, "Daddy Come Home," with her dad when she was just 10 years old and has continued to record and tour. Marty Haggard, the son of the great Merle Haggard, has also been singing since he was a child. Marty's songs remind you of not only his father, but also the others he considers some of the greatest of all time.

corsicanapalace.com/haggard-jones

San Marcos

Middleton Brewing 5K Beer Run

March 4

Middleton Brewing, 101 Oakwood Loop

Do you love craft beer and exercise? Then this is a great run for you. The Middleton Brewing 5k Beer Run starts and finishes at Middleton Brewing Company and runs the rural streets of Oakwood Loop near the brewery. End with a tasting, finisher glass, and shirt.

runintexas.com/middleton

Victoria

"Alice in Wonderland"

March 4-5

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

Follow Alice down the rabbit hole in the exuberant new ballet inspired by the much-loved book, "Alice in Wonderland." You're transported to a world of wonder as the dancers take you on a journey through the mad-capped world of Lewis Carroll.

victoriaballet.org

Lubbock

"Legally Blonde—The Musical"

March 4

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

Based on the beloved movie, "Legally Blonde," this upbeat musical takes you on a journey of self discovery from the sorority house to the halls of justice.

buddyhollyhall.com/event/legally-blonde-the-musical

Rockport

Whooping Crane Strut

March 4

Rockport Beach, 210 Seabreeze Drive

Held at Rockport Beach, the Whooping Crane Strut includes a 2-mile walk and 5K and 10K runs. The walk remains on the beach while the run continues to Austin and Water streets.

rockport-fulton.org/annual-events

Sherman

Sherman Symphony Orchestra Winter Concert

March 4

Kidd-Key Auditorium, 400 N. Elm St.

The late-winter concert features Beethoven’s mercurial Symphony No. 5. If you haven’t heard it in person, this is your chance to be a part of a special evening. 

shermansymphony.com

Boerne

A Day at the Farm and Farmers Market

March 4-May 27

Historic Herff Farm, 33 Herff Road

The Farmers Market at the Herff Farm is an open-air farmers market open every Saturday morning on the historic Herff Farm. 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

Kerrville

Classical Music Festival

March 4

First Presbyterian Church, 800 Jefferson St.

The Hill Country Chorale, an entity of the Hill Country Vocal Arts Society, which serves as a dynamic resource through which the vocal arts are introduced, networked, maintained, and performed in the Texas Hill Country, presents its Classical Music Festival.

hillcountrychorale.org

Hill Country Cluster of Dogs Show

March 4

Kerr County Hill Country Youth Event Center, 3785 SH 27

Almost 700 dogs compete in different classes at this free and family-friendly event that also has vendors and food trucks.

onofrio.com

Bandera

Cowboys On Main

March 4-May 27

On Saturdays, find free cowboy fun in downtown Bandera with activities that can include a chuckwagon storyteller, hopping on a saddle-broke longhorn, or a ride in a horse-drawn wagon for a tour of Bandera. Gunfighter reenactment shows take place twice a day.

banderabusiness.com

Lake Jackson

Abner Jackson Plantation Site Tour

March 4, April 1, May 6

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

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

ljhistory.org

New Braunfels

Kinderschuhe 5K Run and Walk

March 4

Gruene Historic District, 1601 Hunter Road

The proceeds for this 5K run and walk help Communities In Schools purchase shoes for low-income school children. The event is open to participants of all ages.

nbu5k.com

Grand Prairie

Dallas Blues Festival

March 4

Texas Trust CU Theatre at Grand Prairie, 1001 Texas Trust Way

The 18th annual Dallas Blues Festival features the following acts: Pokey Bear, King George, J'Wonn, Tucka, Calvin Richarson, Roi Anthony, and Ronnie Bell.

texastrustcutheatre.com

Brazoria

Heritage Celebration

March 5-6

Brazoria Foundation Civic Center, 204 W. Smith St.

Celebrate Texas Independence Day with a parade, gun show, car show, and live performances.

brazoriahf.org

Wimberley

Market Days

March 5

Lions Field, 601 FM 2325

The first Saturday of the month, stroll around a total of 20 acres and enjoy 10 concession stands, live music, and over 450 vendors booths.

wimberleymarketday.com

Galveston

"Rob Landes—The Great American Songbook II"

March 5

The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St.

Featuring a collection of the most influential American popular songs and jazz standards from the early 20th century, "The Great American Songbook II" celebrates musical numbers that have stood the test of time in their life and legacy. Landes plays songs made famous by the likes of music legends Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, George and Ira Gershwin, Rodgers and Hammerstein, Frank Sinatra, and Ella Fitzgerald.

thegrand.com

Kerrville

Kerr County Market Days and Hill Country Swap Meet

March 5

Kerr County Hill Country Youth Event Center, 3785 SH 27

Market Days continues to feature artists and crafters bringing their own original handcrafted items. Hill Country Swap Meet is a community garage sale/flea market.

kerrmarketdays.org

Bandera

Bandera Fiber and Arts Week

March 7-11

The Sheep Walk Ranch, 5305 SH 173 North

Celebrating Texas wool, mohair, and alpaca, Bandera Fiber and and Arts Week offers shearing days, classes, vendors, a field trip, and other activities.

banderafiberandarts.com

Bandera Market Day

March 7

This arts and crafts vendor market is set up along Main Street and runs from morning till late afternoon.

banderabusiness.com

Cowboy Opry

March 7, April 4, May 2

Silver Sage, 803 Buck Creek

See some Grand Ole Opry-style entertainment and enjoy light refreshments and door prizes.

silversage.org

Clute

Planetarium Show

March 7, 14, 21, 24, 28

Center for the Arts and Sciences, 400 College Blvd.

This show features a 30-foot dome equipped with a Spitz Star Ball projector that reproduces the night sky, along with a variety of other high-tech equipment to give visitors a close-up feel of comets, exploding stars, and black holes.

brazosportcenter.org

Irving

Texas Steel Guitar Jamboree

March 9-12

Sheraton DFW, 4440 W. John Carpenter Freeway

Hear steel guitarists from around the world play at the annual jamboree. There are also educational seminars, plus vendors and manufacturers of steel guitars and musical products.

texassteelguitar.org

Corsicana

Artist and Writer Residency Presentations

March 9

Storefront Bookstore, 203 North Commerce St.

Storefront Bookstore, the public space of the Corsicana Artist and Writer Residency, introduces visiting artists and writers throughout the U.S. and world to present their work and plans while in residence at nearby 100 West and The Writer's House. Meet artists specializing in video, paint, oil, acrylic, poetry, and fiction. The ground floor book and art space in historic downtown Corsicana houses more than 30 books by writers in residences over the past 10 years, along with select works of art from residents, and a carefully curated selection of merchandise.

corsicanaresidency.org

Elgin

Sip, Shop, and Stroll

March 9, April 13, May 11

Downtown , 114 Central Ave.

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

elgintexas.gov

Kerrville

Art Exhibits

March 9-April 8

Kerr Arts and Cultural Center, 228 Earl Garrett St.

Tuesday through Saturday, visit the Kerr Arts and Cultural Center for three separate art exhibits: "Tierra Linda Ranch and the Texas Hill Country" by photographer SJ Derby, "Road Trip: One Woman Show" by Catherine Massaro, and "The World of NONS: Spatial/Surreal Environs" with the art of HC "Hardy" Lewis, featuring Sadie Roselle. An artists reception takes place March 18.

kacckerrville.com

Bastrop

"Addams Family the Musical"

March 10-26

Bastrop Opera House, 711 Spring St.

Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family—a man her parents have never met. And if that wasn't upsetting enough, Wednesday confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother. Now, Gomez Addams must do something he's never done before: keep a secret from his beloved wife, Morticia. Everything changes for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday's normal boyfriend and his parents.

visitbastrop.com/event/addams-family-the-musical/3802

La Grange

Michael Hearne in Concert

March 10

The Bugle Boy, 1051 N. Jefferson St.

Texas country artist Michael Hearne performs at the Bugle Boy's intimate listening room. Beer and wine is available.

thebugleboy.org/tickets

Galveston

The Commodores in Concert

March 10-11

The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St.

Renowned for R&B hits such as "Just to Be Close to You," "Easy," and "Brick House," The Commodores have educated millions worldwide with compelling hits, peerless musicianship, and classic American songwriting. Look forward to moving and grooving to the soulful tunes of these Motown legends.

thegrand.com

Victoria

Gary Morris in Concert

March 10

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

Enjoy an evening with Gary Morris on his Farewell Tour. This talented performer has more than 25 chart singles on the Billboard Country Charts, including five No. 1 hits. He has performed for the late Queen Elizabeth II as well as on Broadway.

weldercenter.org

Amarillo

Western Antiques and Collectibles Show

March 10-12

Amarillo Civic Center Grand Plaza, 401 S. Buchanan St.

At the longest-running Western merchandise show and auction in America, visitors and vendors buy, sell, and trade all types of Western items including but not limited to spurs; saddles; chaps; Native American beadwork, baskets, and rugs; antique firearms; gun leather goods; hitched horsehair items; ranch décor; old photos; and fine contemporary pieces.

amarillociviccenter.com

Bandera

Bandera Fiber and Arts Festival

March 10-11

The Sheep Walk Ranch, 5305 SH 173 North

The Bandera Fiber and and Arts Festival is the capstone of the Bandera Fiber and Arts Week, with live music and vendors.

banderafiberandarts.com

Austin

South by Southwest

March 10-19

Austin Convention Center and Downtown Austin, 500 E. Cesar Chavez St.

Every spring, crowds descend on downtown Austin to experience the world-renowned SXSW conference and festivals. Consisting of three main components—Interactive, Music, and Film—each track brings top creatives and global professionals together to collaborate during this exciting 10-day event.

sxsw.com

Aquilla

Southwestern Regional Rendezvous

March 11-12

Deadhorse Creek, 248 FM 1133

Head back in time to the early 1800s where re-enactors dress in period costumes and demonstrate activities that were common during this era. Many vendors are available.

facebook.com/southwesternrendezvous

Corpus Christi

Grand Finale Concert

March 11

TAMUCC Performing Arts Center, 6300 Ocean Drive #5723

"Carmina Burana" by Carl Orff is one the most famous pieces for choir, soloists, and orchestra. The texts are taken from poems of the 11th and 12th centuries and compiled in cantata form—a vocal composition with an instrumental accompaniment. The main theme continues to be used throughout the entertainment world, contributing to its universal appeal. Add to this the artistry of extraordinary singers, a massive choir, and the Corpus Christi Symphony Orchestra, and experience the perfect thrilling conclusion to a spectacular season.

ccsymphony.org

Burton

Texas Ranger Day

March 11

Burton Railroad Depot and Museum, 507 N. Railroad St.

Celebrate Texas history and honor former and current Texas Rangers. The afternoon is full of fun and includes tasty food, demonstrations by the Old West Rangers and the Legends of the Texas Rangers, kids' activities, mule-driven buggy rides, and folk demonstrations such as blacksmithing and chuckwagon cooking. All proceeds go to restoring the Mt. Zion Historical Chapel.

burtonheritagesociety.org/celebrate

Rockport

Spring Art Fair

March 11-12

Rockport Conference Center, 106 S. Austin St.

The Spring Art Fair is an opportunity for artists to connect with patrons and art collectors. Visitors are invited to shop artists booths in a leisurely fashion, visit with the artists, and witness a number of artist demonstrations to learn about mediums and techniques. The fair features galleries and collectives that are invited to show artwork for acquisition and collection. VIP guests get the first chance to see and acquire works from reputable Texas galleries for their collections.

rockportartcenter.com/spring-art-fair

Bellville

Classic Car Stampede

March 11

Historic Downtown Bellville , 1 Main St.

The annual Classic Car Stampede is held on the second Saturday of March each year with designated parking for cars made in or before 1976.

austincountycruisers.com

La Grange

Sara Hickman in Concert

March 11

The Bugle Boy, 1051 N. Jefferson St.

Past State of Texas official musician Sara Hickman performs at the Bugle Boy's listening room—a converted WWII Army barracks. Beer and wine are available.

thebugleboy.org/tickets

San Marcos

Art Squared Arts Market

March 11

Hays County Historic Courthouse Lawn, 111 E. San Antonio St.

Experience a juried arts and fine crafts market that brings the best local artists together in one place. Find great art of all kinds, live music, a free kids' arts and crafts booth, and live art demonstrations.

artsquaredmarket.com

Cedar Park

TobyMac in Concert

March 11

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

Multi-platinum Christian artist TobyMac and the Awakening Foundation make a stop in Cedar Park on the TobyMac Hits Deep Tour. The lineup features TobyMac and the DiverseCity band with support from Crowder, Cochren and Co., Tasha Layton, Jon Reddick, and Terrian. The annual arena tour features 30 dates and is a night of music and fun for the entire family.

hebcenter.com/events/detail/tobymacs-hits-deep-tour-2023

Corsicana

Mimosas at the Market

March 11

Downtown Corsicana, 301 S. Beaton St.

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

visitcorsicana.com

Cedar Park

Ray Wylie Hubbard in Concert

March 11

Haute Spot, 1501 E. New Hope Drive

Country singer Ray Wylie Hubbard comes to the Haute Spot in Cedar Park. Hubbard is known for his hits "Redneck Mother," "Snake Farm," and "Choctaw Bingo."

hautespot.live/calendar/raywyliehubbard-031123

Mckinney

Second Saturday Bird Walk

March 11

Heard Natural Science Museum and Wildlife Sanctuary, 1 Nature Place

These bird walks are intended to help beginning and intermediate birders with bird spotting and identification techniques. There are also plenty of opportunities provided for participants to ask questions from experienced birders. Prairie, woodland, and wetland habitats are included in these walks.

heardmuseum.org

Corpus Christi

Wine Festival

March 11

Heritage Park , 1581 N. Chaparral St.

The Corpus Christi Wine Festival's intention is to stimulate the local economy and donate a large portion of event proceeds to support local nonprofits that benefit health and safety, education, the arts, and veterans. The event features a variety of wines, food, and concerts.

httfacebook.com/corpuschristifoodandwinefestival

Amarillo

Texas Gun and Knife Show

March 11-12

Amarillo Civic Center , 401 S. Buchanan St.

This gun show is held at Amarillo Civic Center and hosted by Texas Gun and Knife Association. All federal and local firearm laws and ordinances must be obeyed.

amarillociviccenter.com

Rockport

Downtown Farmers Market

March 11, April 8, May 13

Downtown, 105 Austin St.

Every second Saturday morning of the month, find vendors selling locally grown produce, jams, jellies, and pickled items. There is often fresh baked bread, local honey, eggs, and freshly made goat soap.

facebook.com/rockportdowntownfarmersmarket/

Makers Market

March 11, April 8, May 14

Rockport Festival Grounds, 1500 E. Laurel St.

Every second Saturday of the month, this outdoor market showcases the work of local artists and crafters and features home décor, jewelry, and other handmade items.

rockportfulton.com

Sherman

St. Patrick's Day Parade

March 11

Downtown

Join Sherman Main Street, Texoma Society of CELTS, and the Old Iron Post for Sherman's St. Patrick's Day Parade in historic downtown Sherman. Bring your friends and family to check out all of the groups and music.

facebook.com/shermanmainstreet

Boerne

Market Days

March 11-12, April 8-9, May 13-14

Main Plaza, 100 N. Main St.

On the second weekend of each month, hundreds of festive booths display everything from collectibles and remembrances of the past to modern innovations that bring a smile of wonder to those who stroll past.

boernemarketdays.com/boerne.html

Bluegrass Jam at the AgriCultural

March 11, 25; April 8, 22; May 13, 27

The AgriCultural Museum and Arts Center, 102 City Park Road

Every second and fourth Saturday of the month, bring your instrument and play along or just come to listen to the Bluegrass Jam.

theagricultural.org/bluegrass-jams

Kuhlmann-King Museum Tour and Programs

March 11, 25; April 8, 22; May 13, 27

Kuhlmann-King Museum, 402 E. Blanco Road

Every second and fourth Saturday of the month, the Kuhlmann-King house gives the public the opportunity to step back in time to see what a historic Boerne home looked like "way back when." Monthly events and themes vary.

facebook.com/kuhlmannkinghouse

Plano

Spring Into Color 5K and 10K Relay

March 11

Oak Point Recreation Center, 6000 Jupiter Road

Run into spring with a 5K through Oak Point Nature Preserve. This is the first race being held in conjunction with the community garage sale and spring festival. The 10K relay also takes off through Oak Point Nature Preserve and helps build camaraderie. Teams consist of two people: participants switch off after the first leg of the race and their partner finishes the last 3.1-mile loop.

visitplano.com/event/spring-into-color

Freeport

Spring Market Day

March 11

Freeport Historical Museum, 311 E. Park Ave.

Local vendors showcase homemade goods and farm fresh items.

freeport.tx.us/page/historical_museum

Lake Jackson

Food Truck Festival

March 11

MacLean Park, 93 Lake Road

Along with visiting food trucks and eating delicious food, attendees can participate in a cornhole tournament, chalk-the-lot contest, and other activities.

lakejackson-tx.gov

Alden B. Dow Office Museum Tour

March 11, April 8, May 13

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

Witness the restored midcentury architectural beauty of Alden B. Dow’s 1943 office in downtown Lake Jackson. Learn all about the city’s beginnings and the indelible mark that A.B. Dow left as the principal architect of Lake Jackson through a self-guided tour.

ljhistory.org

Surfside Beach

St. Patrick's Day Parade

March 11

Surfside Beach City Hall, 1304 Monument Drive

One of the longest-lasting and most fun traditions held at Surfside Beach, this annual event includes a parade where part of the route goes down the beach, and there are plenty of free beads and candy thrown from the floats. In addition to the parade, there are costume contests, a social, fundraisers, and a reenactment of the Battle of Fort Velasco.

beachblarney.com

Port Arthur

Rotary Taste of Gumbo

March 11

Robert A. "Bob" Bowers Civic Center, 3401 Cultural Center Drive

Try the area's best gumbos and support Rotary Club of Port Arthur's good works.

portal.clubrunner.ca/3821

Olmito

Resaca Adventure Day

March 11

Resaca de la Palma State Park, 1000 New Carmen Ave., off State Highway 281 or Farm-to-Market Road 1732

Walk through a history of Texas State Parks and enjoy the park with arts and crafts, food, and a 5K Legacy Run to honor the 100 years of Texas State Parks.

tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/resaca-de-la-palma

Livingston

Frontier Day

March 11

Lake Livingston State Park, 300 State Park Road 65

At this special Frontier Day, programs focus on the lives of the pioneers who explored and settled in Texas, with topics ranging from dutch oven cooking to primitive fire-starting methods to products of the pine industry.

tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/lake-livingston

Grand Prairie

Kids' Fest

March 11-12

Traders Village, 2602 Mayfield Road

Bring the whole family out for a day of fun and kid-friendly activities, plus carnival rides and food.

tradersvillage.com/grand-prairie

Huntsville

Rusty Chippy Repurpose Show

March 11-12

Walker County Fairgrounds, 3925 SH 30 West

This Pinterest-inspired show is the first of its kind in Huntsville. From antiques to vintage garden, jewelry, and handcrafted item to painted furniture and demonstrations by artists, the event is an opportunity to learn how to make over your own treasures with a few new ideas.

huntsvilleantiqueshow.com

Sugar Land

Heritage Hike

March 11, April 8, May 13

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

This monthly historic walking tour takes visitors 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. Tours start at the museum.

slheritage.org

Fredericksburg

Spring Break at the Pioneer Museum

March 13-18

Pioneer Museum, 325 W. Main St.

The musuem grounds are full of family fun with living history demonstrations that include tomahawk throwing, cornhusk doll-making, chuckwagon cooking, butter churning, pioneer laundry, frontier songs, and games.

pioneermuseum.org

Huntsville

Spring Break Recreation

March 13-17

Huntsville State Park, 565 Park Road 40 West

Celebrate spring break in the outdoors at Huntsville State Park, with five days of fishing, geocaching, bird watching, hiking, campfires, and other activities. Whether you are an avid outdoor recreationalist or wanting to try something for the first time, this week is your opportunity.

tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/huntsville

New Braunfels

Two Ton Tuesdays Spring Break Show

March 14

Gruene Hall, 1281 Gruene Road

If you haven't felt the energy of Two Tons live, grab your dancing partner and get ready for a rockin’ night. The band takes the stage at 8:30 p.m.

gruenehall.com

Swing Dance Lessons

March 14

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.

gruenehall.com

Jefferson

St. Patrick's Day Express Train

March 15

Historic Jefferson Railway, 400 E. Austin St.

Celebrate the holiday aboard the St. Patrick’s Day Express. The historic depot is decked out in green, and the train ride includes a stop at the Diamond Don Gator Pit for alligator feeding (weather permitting).

jeffersonrailway.com

Granbury

Paddy Parade

March 16

Historic Downtown Granbury, Pearl Street

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/paddy-parade/18617

Arlington

Symphony Arlington: Anthony Adario

March 16

Arlington Music Hall, 224 N. Center St.

Bassoonist Anthony Adario plays a concert featuring Mozart's "Bassoon Concerto," Ravel's "Mother Goose," Mahler's "Blumine," and Butterworth's "The Banks of Green Willow."

symphonyarlington.org

Amarillo

Disney on Ice: "Let's Celebrate"

March 16-19

Amarillo Civic Center , 401 S. Buchanan St.

Your favorite Disney characters return to Amarillo for Disney On Ice's "Let’s Celebrate," which features 14 classic and modern Disney stories in one production.

amarillociviccenter.com

Mesquite

Artists Reception

March 16

Mesquite Arts Center, 1527 N. Galloway Ave.

An artists reception for Dallas-Fort Worth artist Molly Valentine Dierks and Dallas Art Therapy takes place this evening. Within detailed installations that merge the formal languages of technology and nature, Dierks explores how we collectively mediate evolving landscapes of intimacy and connection. Dallas Art Therapy is an organization that provides art programs to underserved communities. Their exhibitions run through March 18.

mesquiteartscenter.org

Mesquite Rocks

March 16, April 15, May 13

Mesquite Arts Center, 1527 N. Galloway Ave.

Join the Mesquite Arts Center for this monthly free family-friendly event with performances by tribute bands that cover the greatest hits of popular musicians and folk music.

mesquiteartscenter.org

Bandera

Third Thursday Cowboy Camp with Lew Peterbaugh

March 16, April 20, May 18

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

New Braunfels

Come and Taste It: Meet Texas' Best Winemakers

March 16; April 20; May 18

The Grapevine, 1612 Hunter Road

On the third Thursday of each month (except January), come to The Grapevine and taste some of Texas' best wines and craft beer straight from the winemakers and brewers. This monthly event features complimentary tastings and live music in the heart of Gruene Historic District.

grapevineingruene.com

Round Top

Spring Antiques Show

March 16-April 2

Various locations

More than dusty relics and shabby chic signage, the antiques show has over 65 venues in about a 20-mile radius in the communities of Round Top, Warrenton, Carmine, Burton, and Fayetteville. Over two weeks, people from across the United States come to shop for treasures and enjoy a festival of epic proportions, with food and fun in the Texas countryside.

exploreroundtop.com/antiques

Baytown

Sculpture Trail

March 17, 2023-March 1, 2024

Downtown Arts District, 213 W. Texas Ave.

A free, year-long display of large sculptures on pedestals are located along several blocks in the downtown Arts District of Baytown. Visitors can vote for the People's Choice winner and enjoy the exhibit along with murals that are in the area. Ballots are in the red boxes on the light posts at Ashbel and Texas streets and Gaillard and Texas streets. Sculptures are also for sale or lease.

sculpturetrailbaytown.artcall.org

Tolar

Ceramic Expo and Handcrafted Items

March 17-18

J.D. Neely Community Center, 120 Tolar Cemetery Road

Shop for ceramic supplies from vendors and compete in judged ceramic art competitions. You can even learn a new hobby while you're here.

westceramicshow.com

La Grange

Buttercup in Concert

March 17

The Bugle Boy, 1051 N. Jefferson St.

San Antonio art-rock band Buttercup returns to The Bugle Boy to perform in the listening room—a converted WWII Army barracks. To the delight of their longtime loyal fanbase and first-timers alike, just about every Buttercup performance is akin to an interactive art show, packed with many fresh, fun, and often outright joyfully absurd surprises and memorable songs and moments of impeccable musicianship. Beer and wine are available.

thebugleboy.org/tickets

Corsicana

Babbette Samuels Day

March 17

Temple Beth-El, 208 S. 15th St.

In 2008, Corsicana dedicated March 17th as Babbette Samuels Day. She was very involved in the restoration of Temple Beth-El and the Jewish community in Corsicana. The Temple hosts an event honoring the late Mrs. Samuels for all her contributions to the Jewish community. It's free to the public with light bites and refreshments. A video presentation and remarks by guest speakers are part of the program.

corsicana175years.com

Mckinney

Third Monday Trade Days

March 17-19

Third Monday Trade Days Grounds, 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

Fredericksburg

Trade Days

March 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

Rockport-fulton

Market Days

March 17-19, April 14-16, May 19-21

Rockport Festival Grounds, 100 Seabreeze Drive

Every third weekend of the month, enjoy live music played throughout the weekend, peruse the goods at over 100 vendors and resellers, plus taste dishes from over a dozen food trucks and vendors. There is shaded seating, and pets are allowed.

acmtexas.com/rockport-fulton-market-days

Rockport

Crawfish Cookoff and Tasting

March 17-18

Rockport Festival Grounds, 1204 E. Market St.

At this fourth annual event, which attracts 10,000 attendees, approximately 20,000 pounds of crawfish are served. Feast on great food and beverages while enjoying music, vendors, and the eating contests.

rockport-fulton.org/annual-events

Kerrville

"On Golden Pond"

March 17-19, 24-26, 31; April 1-2

Hill Country Arts Foundation, 120 Point Theatre Road

The classic American comedic drama is every bit as touching, warm, and witty today as it was when it debuted off-Broadway in 1978.

hcaf.com

Palestine

Dogwood Trails Celebration

March 17-April 2

Davey Dogwood Park and surrounding Forest Trails, 825 W. Spring St.

Enjoy 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 compliment the celebration, including a festival the first weekend. Stop at Palestine Visitor Center for venues and maps.

visitpalestine.com/p/things-to-do/84th-annualbrdogwood-trails-celebration

Fairy Garden Trail

March 17-April 30

Davey Dogwood Park, 4205 N. Link St.

There is so much more to explore in Davey Dogwood Park this spring—the 5.5 miles of driving trails provide beautiful views, but park the car and step onto the trails and see how many of the hidden fairy gardens you can find.

visitpalestine.com

Freeport

Dinosaur George Days

March 17-28

Freeport Historical Museum, 311 E. Park Ave.

Dinosaur George returns to the Freeport Historical Museum, bringing real artifacts and over 150 exhibit pieces of prehistoric life to the coastal community.

facebook.com/events/1810410192657452/

Grand Prairie

"The SpongeBob Musical"

March 17-19, 24-26

Uptown Theater, 120 E. Main St.

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.

uptowntheatergp.com

Sugar Land

Banana Ball World Tour

March 17

Constellation Field, 1 Stadium Drive

The Savannah Bananas have grown in popularity as the “World Famous Baseball Circus” and have been featured on ESPN and CNN and in the "Wall Street Journal" and "Sports Illustrated," along with a documentary-style series called “Bananaland,” available on ESPN+. They’ll be playing the Party Animals, a team created by the Bananas to compete at a high level while also participating in the circus-style presentation.

milb.com/sugar-land/news/savannah-bananas-coming-to-constellation-field-in-2023

Brenham

The Celtic Angels in Concert

March 18

The Barnhill Center , 111 W. Main St.

Get swept away in their alluring adventure, a passionate homage to their beloved Emerald Isle. Be captivated by Ireland's great tapestry, woven together through song, dance, and storytelling. The group features award-winning singers, dancers, and musicians.

thebarnhillcenter.com/events

Lewisville

St. Paddy's Texas Style

March 18

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

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 blankets and chairs are encouraged. Well-behaved pets on leashes are welcome.

visitlewisville.com

Blanco

Market Day

March 18

Old Blanco Courthouse, 300 Main St.

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

historicblanco.org/market-day

Granbury

Founder's Day Jubilee and Cookoff

March 18-20

Historic Granbury Square, 201 E. Pearl St.

Head to Granbury's square for a weekend of fun and celebrations. Put your tastebuds up to the challenge of choosing the best ribs, brisket, or beans. Think you've got what it takes to win? Share your own barbecue cookin' in the annual Bean and Barbecue Cookoff. There's free cake and ice cream, craft and shopping vendors, fun activities, live music, and the hilarious outhouse race, too.

visitgranbury.com/events/annual-events/general-granburys-birthday

Bulls on the Beach

March 18-20

City Beach Park, 505 E. Pearl St.

Bull riding and mutton bustin' return to the Granbury City Beach. It's a unique setting, to say the least. Not only is the City Beach arena different, but it's also the most popular bull riding location for Chute 2 Productions. Bull Riding on the Beach is a World Senior Pro Bull Riding Association sanctioned event.

visitgranbury.com/events/annual-events/general-granburys-birthday

Cedar Park

Ana Gabriel in Concert

March 18

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

Ana Gabriel began writing and performing her own songs at age 7, and now, after decades in the music business, she boasts more than 15 studio albums in her esteemed discography. The Spanish-language pop singer has earned an international following thanks to award-winning songs like "Cosas del Amor" and "Quin Como T." Backed by more than 10 Lo Nuestro Awards, Gabriel continues to perform to sold-out crowds around the globe.

hebcenter.com/events/detail/ana-gabriel

Fredericksburg

Hill Country Indian Artifact Show

March 18

Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park, 432 Lady Bird Drive

Featuring a wide variety of some of the finest Native American artifacts from Texas and the United States, the show items include arrowheads, pottery, beads, cases, and books. Plus, there are door prizes and food is available for purchase.

hillcountryindianartifacts.com

Mud Dauber Festival and Chili Cookoff

March 18

Luckenbach Texas, 412 Luckenbach Town Loop

Named in honor of the pesky insect, this open chili cookoff and live music festival shows why Luckenbach has some of the best mud in the universe.

luckenbachtexas.com

Comanche

Food Truck Rodeo

March 18

Comanche City Park, 1200 Comanche Trail

Feast on great food from food trucks, plus enjoy live music all day and kids' activities. This is a BYOB event.

comanchechamber.org

Boerne

Music in the Cave: Spring Equinox

March 18

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 rebirth and renewed energy. Some of this concert is performed in total darkness, illuminated by periods of flickering candlelight, providing a visually rich setting and mesmerizing listening environment.

cavewithoutaname.com

Plano

Plano Symphony Orchestra: Young Artists and "Symphonie Fantastique"

March 18

Christ United Methodist Church, 3101 Coit Road

Joined by the three grand prize winners of the Plano Symphony Orchestra’s annual Collin County Young Artist Competition, Maestro Guzmán considers sharing the stage with the talented young artists to be among the most inspiring experiences of his career. This concert also features Belioz's imaginative "Symphonie Fantastique."

planosymphony.org

Palestine

Dogwood Trails Festival

March 18

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

For over 80 years, Palestine has celebrated the Dogwood Trails Festival. This long-running event in downtown and Old Town Palestine offers a parade, craft and novelty vendors, food vendors, art galleries, street entertainment, and live music.

visitpalestine.com/dogwood

Boston Porter Memorial Bull Riding

March 18

Anderson County Youth Livestock Pavilion, 750 SH 287 North

Enjoy a kids' rodeo in the afternoon and the bull-riding event in the evening. Organizers are matching some of the country’s rankest bulls with the best pro bull riders.

visitpalestine.com

Stained Glass Tour

March 18

Various locations

Step into some of Palestine's historic churches and see beautiful windows and glasswork. Partipating churches on the tour include Sacred Heart Catholic, St. Phillip's Episcopal Church, First Christian Church, and First Presbyterian.

visitpalestine.com

Dogwood Lunch Train

March 18-25

Texas State Railroad Palestine Depot, 789 Park Road 70

Passengers aboard Texas State Railroad’s Dogwood Lunch Train get to savor the flavor and sights of East Texas with a delicious meal at the Rusk Rail Depot and a front row seat to the Dogwood Days springtime show during the journey. The luminous white dogwoods and pink redbud blooms light up the East Texas woods as the radiant blossoms and Piney Woods scenery pass by the window.

texasstaterailroad.net

Bandera

Ham Rodeo

March 18

Mansfield Park, 2886 SH 16 North

The Bandera Wranglers, an all-volunteer nonprofit, hosts this annual rodeo that features vendors, wild hogs, barbecue, a concert, and interactive activities.

facebook.com/events/325724846434126

Jefferson

Medieval Wine Fair

March 18-19

Knightlight Tavern Olde World Restaurant, 202 N. Walnut St.

Find wine, chivalry, romance, and merriment at this event in downtown historic Jefferson. The wine tavern also offers beer, mead, live music, food, and a costume contest.

knightlighttheater.com

Lake Jackson

Bird Banding

March 18, April 15, May 20

Gulf Coast Bird Observatory, 299 SH 332 West

Watch volunteers collect baseline data on bird populations at the sanctuary. The banding station is an excellent opportunity to see birds up close and to learn all the birds of the Brazosport area.

gcbo.org

West Columbia

Market Day at Varner-Hogg

March 18

Varner-Hogg Plantation State Historic Site, 1702 N. 13th St.

Load up the kids, grab your canvas bags, and head to Varner-Hogg State Historic Site for a day of shopping and supporting local small business owners. Plus, there's free admission to the site during market hours.

visitvarnerhoggplantation.com

Bend

White Bass Run at the Bend

March 18

Colorado Bend State Park, 1201 Colorado Park Road

For generations, families have come to cast their lines for white bass during their spawning run. Find out what the "lure" is all about. A fly-fishing station with demonstrations helps visitors learn the art of fly casting, how to choose a fly, fly tying, and how to read the river to catch white bass. Both kids and adults can learn basic fishing skills before hitting the water and discover how this species differs from others in Texas rivers and streams. A 1-mile Tot Trot is also available for children 12 years and younger.

tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/colorado-bend

San Angelo

Texas State Parks 100-Year Celebration

March 18

San Angelo State Park, 362 S. FM 2288

Come to the park and celebrate the 100-year anniversary of Texas State Parks. Events and activities include archery, wildlife viewing, birding, a guided hike, longhorn and bison viewing, canoes for paddling on the lake, fishing with a ranger, biking on the trails, and horseback riding.

tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/san-angelo

Whitney

Play Day at Lake Whitney State Park

March 18

Lake Whitney State Park, 433 FM 1244

Throughout the day, enjoy special programs, scavenger hunts, nature walks, and other fun activities for all ages.

tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/lake-whitney

Stargazing at Lake Whitney State Park

March 18

Lake Whitney State Park, 433 FM 1244

Register for an evening in the park where guests can explore the galaxy by star maps and telescope. Celebrate parks with retired National Park Ranger Larry Smith as he guides you through the planets, moon, and stars with fascinating facts.

tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/lake-whitney

Del Rio

Texas State Parks Centennial Dark Skies Celebration

March 18

Devils River State Natural Area, 21715 Dolan Creek Road

Celebrate the dark skies of Devils River State Natural Area in partnership with the Devils River Conservancy and partnering astronomical associations. The event is held at the recently established Dark Sky Viewing Area within the headquarters complex.

tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/devils-river

New Braunfels

Old Gruene Market Days

March 18-19; April 15-16; May 20-21

Gruene Historic District, 1724 Hunter Road

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

gruenemarketdays.com

Fredericksburg

Rob Landes in Concert

March 19

Fredericksburg United Methodist Church, 1800 N. Llano St.

Fredericksburg Music Club presents Rob Landes, a native Houstonian who is widely known as a pianist, organist, harpist, arranger, conductor, and published composer.

fredericksburgmusicclub.com

Houston

Pavel Haas Quartet in Concert

March 21

Rice University—Alice Pratt Brown Hall—Stude Concert Hall, 6100 S. Main

After achieving great success in Hollywood, Austrian-American Erich Wolfgang Korngold returned his focus to concert works, upon which the like of Richard Strauss and Puccini had heaped praise. Hear one of his last major such works performed by favorited Prague-based ensemble Pavel Haas.

chambermusichouston.org

Tyler

"Annie"

March 22

UT Tyler Cowan Center, 3900 University Blvd. Blvd., FAC 1120

Holding onto hope when times are tough can take an awful lot of determination, and sometimes, an awful lot of determination comes in a surprisingly small package. Little orphan Annie has reminded generations of theatergoers that sunshine is always right around the corner, and now the best-loved musical of all time is set to return in a new production.

cowancenter.org

Fort Stockton

Comanche Springs Rodeo

March 23-25

Pecos County Coliseum, 1658 Airport Drive

On the fourth weekend of March, head to the Comanche Springs Rodeo for a parade, dancing, live music, and traditional rodeo events. There's free admission on Thursday, and Friday is Family Night where kids ages 12 and under get in for free.

comanchespringsrodeo.com

Spring Branch

Sporting Clay Shoot

March 23

Good Bull Ranch, 8415 FM 311

Test your clay shooting skills on the 15-station course at Good Bull Ranch, which has been designed for outdoor enjoyment. Proceeds from the shoot benefit the Chamber's Program of Work.

bulverdespringbranchchamber.com

Austin

"Vincent"

March 23-April 8

Ground Floor Theatre, 979 Springdale Road #122

"Vincent" relates the life story of the iconic painter, Vincent Van Gogh, from the perspective of his brother, Theo. Based on actual letters between the pair, this intimate play goes beyond the biography of Van Gogh's life, revealing a story of inspiration, courage, passion, and the lust for life that art kindles in all of us.

penfoldtheatre.org/event/vincent/2023-04-08

Corpus Christi

"The Adventures of Prince Achmed" with Invoke

March 23

Texas A&M University—Corpus Christi Performing Arts Center, 6005 Ocean Drive, Unit 5723

"The Adventures of Prince Achmed," a film by silhouette animation pioneer Lotte Reiniger, is featured on the Performing Arts Center's new video screen, while original music is performed live by Invoke, a multi-instrumental band encompassing traditions from across America, including bluegrass, Appalachian fiddle tunes, jazz, and minimalism. A Q&A precedes the concert.

pac.tamucc.edu

Palestine

Old-Time Music and Dulcimer Festival

March 23-25

First Baptist Church of Palestine, 5700 Loop 256

This festival offers workshops in the morning, but the afternoons are free for jamming. If you just want to listen, the jams are throughout the building. You may find one room full of autoharps, another full of old-time fiddlers, while another may be a slow mountain dulcimer jam for beginners. Concerts take place in the afternoons and evenings. Then there is more jamming after the evening concert.

oldpalmusic.com

Bandera

Thunder in the Hill Country

March 23-26

Mansfield Park, 2886 SH 16 North

Come celebrate the 21st annual Thunder in the Hill Country, an event held at Bandera’s Mansfield Park that consists of tent camping, a poker run, vendors, food, field events, music all day Friday and Saturday, a bike show, tattoo contest, and other activities.

bikerralliesoftexas.com

Toyahvale

Starry Skies of Balmorhea

March 23

Balmorhea State Park, 9207 SH 17

Balmorhea State Park partners with McDonald Observatory to host a nighttime constellation education event, where guests float in the pool while looking up and learning about the stars and galaxy.

tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/balmorhea

Liberty

Jubilee

March 24-25

Downtown Liberty, 1829 Sam Houston St.

Have fun with the family at this outdoor festival with arts and crafts, food, music, entertainment, a barbecue cookoff, carnival, photo contest, book sale, and a car show.

cityofliberty.org

Burton

La Bahia Antiques Show

March 24-April 1

La Bahia Hall, 550 SH 237

Dealers across the country provide antiques, collectibles, and re-purposed and vintage items in the historic 1902 La Bahia Hall. Outside dealers offer a variety of vintage goods. There is country cooking all day and free admission and parking. The show is part of the famous Round Top Antique Festival weekend.

labahiaantiques.com

Hallettsville

Polka and Sausage Fest

March 24-26

Hallettsville KC Hall, 321 US 77 South

Czech/Texas culture collides at the Polka and Sausage Fest. Friday night there are live bands and a fish fry, Saturday night there is a polka Mass, a dance, and dinner; and Sunday there are more bands, food, and a dance battle. Typical foods served at the festival include sauerkraut, sausage, German potatoes, kolaches, and fried chicken.

kchall.com

La Grange

Mike McClure in Concert

March 24

The Bugle Boy, 1051 N. Jefferson St.

Mike McClure performs at the Bugle Boy's listening room—a converted WWII Army barracks. McClure is a founding member of The Great Divide, and is currently the frontman for the Mike McClure Band. Beer and wine are available.

thebugleboy.org/tickets

Alvin

Music Festival and Cookoff

March 24-25

Bob Briscoe Park, 3625 Briscoe Drive

For almost 10 years, people from all over Brazoria County and surrounding areas have gathered to experience a weekend of family fun with great music, food and craft vendors, and a sanctioned cookoff. The food is accompanied by performances from Tejano group Siggno and country stars Kevin Fowler and Roger Creager as the duo "Dos Borrachos." Proceeds from this event go to funding scholarships for area students, as well as supporting organizations that provide food, shelter, and other services to the Alvin Area.

alvinmusicfestival.com

Galveston

The StepCrew

March 24

The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St.

The StepCrew's unbelievable new show is a spell-binding tour de force that features three exhilarating dance forms: Ottawa Valley step dance, Irish step dance, and tap. Look forward to taking a dance journey with this cast of virtuosic dancers and musicians. The StepCrew also boasts three world-class fiddlers backed by an outstanding five-piece ensemble.

thegrand.com

Lometa

Diamondback Jubilee

March 24-25

Lometa Regional Park, 15115 US 183

The 50th anniversary of the Lometa Diamondback Jubilee is full of fun with a carnival, chili cookoff, food vendors, cornhole tournament, rodeo, live bands, and of course, snakes and snake weigh-ins.

Cedar Park

The Gatlin Brothers in Concert

March 24

Haute Spot , 1501 E. New Hope Drive

Larry, Steve, and Rudy are a Grammy Award-winning trio who have dazzled audiences for more than 65 years with a lifetime of noteworthy achievements in their storybook career, including a Grammy for Best Country Song (“Broken Lady”), three Academy of Country Music awards for Single of the Year (“All The Gold In California”), Album of the Year ("Straight Ahead"), and Male Vocalist of the Year for Larry Gatlin.

hautespot.live

Levelland

ABC Pro Rodeo

March 24-April 1

Mallet Event Center, 2320 US 385 South

Whether it's your first rodeo or not, you'll love watching these rodeo feats including saddle bronc, bareback, steer wrestling, calf roping, team roping, barrel racing, bull riding, mutton bustin', and freestyle bull fighting.

abcrodeo.com

Garland

Mavis Staples in Concert

March 24

Granville Arts Center, 300 N. Fifth St.

Mavis Staples brings her legendary American rhythm, blues, and gospel voice to Garland, Texas. As a singer, actress, and civil rights activist, Ms. Staples achievements encompass collaborations with Aretha Franklin, Prince, Bob Dylan, Arcade Fire, and Hozier. Don't miss this Grammy Award winner and Lifetime Achievement Award recipient as she croons, scats, swoops, and testifies like no one else can.

visitgarlandtx.com

Amarillo

"Carmina Burana"

March 24-25

Globe-News Center for the Performing Arts , 500 S. Buchanan St

The Amarillo Symphony presents a performance of "Carmina Burana" featuring the Amarillo Master Chorale. The show also includes performances of Mozart’s "Ave Verum Corpus" and the overture to the composer's famous opera "Marriage of Figaro."

amarillosymphony.org

Boerne

The Peking Acrobats

March 24

Boerne Champion Auditorium, 201 Charger Blvd.

Boerne Performing Arts presents the Peking Acrobats, who astound and amuse in a performance that epitomizes family fun. In an all-new production, they are joined by members of the Shanghai Circus and perform daring acrobatics with grace, strength, and skill.

boerneperformingarts.com

Kerrville

Spring Bling: Fiber and Jewelry Show

March 24-April 21

Hill Country Arts Foundation, 120 Point Theatre Road

This exhibit features fiber art and jewelry by artists from across Texas.

hcaf.com

Houston

"The Curatorial Imagination of Walter Hopps"

March 24-Aug. 13

The Menil Collection, 1533 Sul Ross St.

This exhibition explores the influential curatorial vision of Walter Hopps, the Menil Collection’s founding director, as well as his distinctive approach to exhibition making and appreciation for a variety of 20th-century art movements. The show features drawings, paintings, photography, and sculpture, ranging from the 1930s to the early 2000s.

menil.org

Palestine

"Clue the Musical"

March 24-April 2

The Historic Texas Theatre, 213 E. Crawford St.

Based on the 1985 movie, which was inspired by the classic Hasbro board game, "Clue" is a hilarious farce-meets-murder mystery. The tale begins at a remote mansion, where six mysterious guests assemble for an unusual dinner party where murder and blackmail are on the menu. When their host turns up dead, they all become suspects.

thetexastheater.com

Dogwood Fly-In Fair

March 24-26

Palestine Municipal Airport, 1278 CR 421

At this fair, you can find arts, crafts, antiques, military items, and collectibles, as well as take plane rides, visit a gun show, and enjoy a cookoff.

whippfarmproductions.com

Lake Jackson

Lonestar in Concert

March 24

The Clarion , 500 College Drive

Lonestar has charted more than 20 singles on the Hot Country Songs chart, including nine that reached No. 1—hits like “No News”, “Come Cryin’ to Me”, and “Amazed, which also charted at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming the first country song to do so since “Islands in the Stream” in 1983.

brazosport.edu/clarion

Llano

Earth Art Fest

March 24-26

Grenwelge Park, 199 E. Haynie St.

More than 6,000 people come out each year to the banks of the Llano River for Llano Earth Art Fest—home of the World Rock Stacking Championships. Try your hand at stacking rocks to create beautiful rock art in and along the Llano River. For kids there are activities such as face painting, a fashion circus, and rock painting. Adults can enjoy live music, a cold beer, workshops, viewing and creating art, or just relaxing in the sun.

llanoearthartfest.org

Irving

A Musical Tour of the Mayan Culture and the Texas Guitar Quartet

March 25

Irving Arts Center—Carpenter Performance Hall, 3333 N. MacArthur Blvd.

The ancient Mayans are one of the most fascinating cultures in history due to their art, architecture, science, knowledge of the cosmos, and artistic traditions. This concert honors Mayan culture with a showing of the 1939 film "Night of the Mayas," enhanced by a multimedia presentation. The evening begins with one of Gershwin's most colorful scores, and the soothing sounds of the Texas Guitar Quartet complement this wonderful night of music.

irvingsymphony.org

Southlake

Celebrate Southlake

March 25

Southlake Town Square, 1400 Main St.

Connect with fellow community members or get to know Southlake if you're new to the area. Hosted by the City of Southlake, the event has cultural experiences, international cuisine, stage performances, and family activities.

cityofsouthlake.com/3909/celebrate-southlake

Fredericksburg

Wanderlust 13.1, 10K, and 5K

March 25

Marketplatz Square, 126 W. Main St.

Run a half marathon, 10K, or 5K through beautiful Fredericksburg in Hill Country. Half marathon runners get to tackle the famous Crabapple Road, which has great views and rolling hills in one large loop. All runners start at Marktplatz (Market Square) in the heart of Fredericksburg.

scallywompus.com

Salado

Wildflower Arts and Crafts Festival

March 25-26

Salado Civic Center, 601 N. Main St.

Shop from numerous arts and crafts vendors selling handcrafted items from all over the state, including woodworks, jewelry, original paintings, photography, pottery, toymakers, soap makers, knitting/crochet, and embroidery. Admission is free.

salado.com

Burnet

Hill Country Lawn and Garden Show

March 25

Burnet County AgriLife Auditorium, 607 N. Vandeveer St.

A day filled with all things gardening and horticulture brings spring life to Burnet. Shop for plants of all kinds including native species, vegetables, and flowers. Artisans offer their unique treasures, and there are kids' activities, food, and gardening demonstrations.

burnetcountyhighlandlakesmastergardener.org

Spring

The StepCrew

March 25

The Centrum, 6823 Cypresswood Drive

The StepCrew's show features three dance forms: Ottawa Valley step dance, Irish step dance, and tap. This cast of virtuosic dancers and musicians takes the audiences on a dance journey, showcasing the similarities and differences between the three styles. The StepCrew also boasts three world-class fiddlers backed by a five-piece ensemble with some of the most talented and respected musicians in the Celtic music scene today.

cypresscreekface.org/stepcrew

South Padre Island

SPI Triathlon

March 25

Parrot Eyes, 5801 Padre Blvd.

The South Padre Island Triathlon offers a course for the seasoned veteran or the first-timer, with both Olympic and sprint distance courses. The race features an open-water swim and a bike course up the South Padre Island strip. After the scenic bike course, participants head south on the strip for the run portion that loops back to Parrot Eyes. The transition area location is accessible for friends and family to cheer on their favorite triathletes and loved ones.

sopadre.com/event-calendar

Monahans

Spring Street Jam

March 25

Ward County Event Center, 1525 East Monahans Parkway

At this street dance, the community welcomes visitors to come by and enjoy the live music and vendors.

monahans.org

Temple

Pawz on the Plaza

March 25

Santa Fe Plaza, 313 W. Avenue A

For National Puppy Day, bring your four-legged friend out for vendors, demonstrations, and pet adoptions.

templeparks.com

Arlington

Texas Indie Filmmaker Awards Show

March 25

Hilton Hotel Grand Ballroom, 2401 E. Lamar Blvd.

The Texas Indie Filmmaker Awards is an awards show created with independent artists in mind. The goal is to give Texas artists a Hollywood feel by acknowledging the hard work they pour into their projects, and provide opportunities and exposure to the talent behind the industry. No special requirements are needed other than having produced quality material for Texas-based films or films in association with Texas.

ladiesinfilm.com/award-show

Johnson City

Market Days

March 25-27

Downtown, City Park, US 290 West, between Nugent Street and Avenue G

Held the fourth weekend of the month, this open-air market features vendors and artisans selling handmade or locally produced products in the heart of Texas wine country.

johnsoncitytexas.info

Jacksboro

Eats and Treats Farmers Market

March 25-Oct. 28

Jack County Courthouse, 100 N. Main St.

Vendors of all makes and kinds set up along the courthouse lawn to sell homemade soaps, fresh vegetables, canned goods, clothing, homemade dog treats, frozen beef and pork, knickknacks, and desserts. The market is held every fourth Saturday from March through October.

jacksborochamber.com

The Colony

Mother and Son Adventure Day

March 25

Lion's Club Park, 4800 Nash Drive

Enjoy a day exclusively designed for moms and sons. Prepare for adventure, fun, and excitement as you explore all things outdoors. Moms and sons test their skills at archery, fishing, horseshoes and many other camping/outdoor activities.

thecolonytx.gov/840/mother-son-adventure-day

Independence

Independence Historical Society Open Houses

March 25-April 8

Adjacent to Old Baylor Park, 11300 Old Baylor College Road

Over three weekends every spring, the Independence Historical Society opens their early Texas homes for free to the public. When the Texas bluebonnets are at their best, visit the 1820s Coles Cabin, the 1830s Dogtrot Log House, and a one-room schoolhouse. During the weekends, artisans demonstrate early Texas crafts and music. The early Texas homes are located next to Old Baylor Park in historic Independence.

ihstexas1836.com

La Grange

Nichole Wagner in Concert

March 25

The Bugle Boy, 1051 N. Jefferson St.

Americana artist Nichole Wagner performs at the Bugle Boy's listening room. Beer and wine are available.

thebugleboy.org/tickets

Frankston

Elevenses Spring Tea

March 25

Bank-quette Room, 126 W. Main St.

Grab your favorite fascinator or hat and join along for a fun-filled morning. There is plenty of food, fun entertainment, and a surprise for guests. Be prepared to take something home from the auction and raffle. The money raised helps fund projects, including scholarship money.

facebook.com/frankston-garden-club-frankston-texas-2058001837755150

Dripping Springs

Brewers Festival

March 25

The Dripping Springs Brewers Festival is the latest in a lineup of events that celebrates this area's award-winning artisans. The festival features several of the Hill Country region's top craft beers and those who brew them. Visitors must purchase a wristband to enter. Additional highlights included live music plus a variety of food options and a keepsake plastic mug.

destinationdrippingsprings.com/p/events/dripping-springs-brewers-festival

Cameron

Spring Festival

March 25

Downtown Square, 206 South Central Ave.

Wine wagons, craft beer, a street dance, and live music are all part of the fun at the Spring Festival. There's also arts and crafts vendors, a youth livestock exhibit, and a Kids' Zone. The event coincides with the Milam County Junior Livestock Show, where heifers, steers, chickens, turkeys, rabbits, and hogs are exhibited.

cameron-tx.com

Weslaco

Texas Onion Fest

March 25

Downtown Weslaco, 500 S. Texas Blvd.

The Texas Onion Fest celebrates the development of the world famous Texas 1015 Onion developed in Weslaco by Dr. Leonard Pike at the Texas A&M University Extension Service. The festival, which began in 1989, offers fun for the entire family, with a lineup of entertainment, cooking demos, the 1015 Market, dancing, and a horse show.

weslaco.com

Sherman

Celtic Festival and Highland Games

March 25-26

Pecan Grove Park West, 3200 Canyon Creek Drive

Buckle your kilt and join the fun at the sixth annual Sherman Celtic Festival and Highland Games with Celtic dancing, the Viking Village, Scottish clans, cultural exhibitors, and food and beverages.

shermancelticfest.com

Kerrville

Disc Golf Tournament

March 25

Kerrville-Schreiner Park, 2385 Bandera Hwy.

Kerrville Parks and Recreation Department and Schreiner University are collaborating on a competitive morning for the community. All 18 holes of disc golf are played and everyone is responsible for keeping another person's score as well as their own. 

kerrvilletx.gov

ViVA Trio

March 25

Cailloux Theater, 910 Main St.

This internationally touring trio of sopranos cross over between classical and pop music, with vocal fireworks, a charismatic stage presence, lush harmonies, designer gowns, and music that promises to enchant audiences.

caillouxperformingarts.com

Plano

Texas Forever Fest

March 25

Haggard Park, 901 E. 15th St.

Celebrate the food, art, and people of Texas. Enjoy live music, live Western entertainment, Texas-favorite food and drink, Texas-themed vendors, and fun for all ages.

texasforeverfest.com

Palestine

Dogwood Jamboree

March 25

Palestine High School Auditorium, 1600 Loop 256

Be entertained at this Branson-style show that features classic country music and comedy.

dogwoodjamboree

Mesquite

Gun Show

March 25-26

Mesquite Convention Center and Exhibit Hall, 1700 Rodeo Drive

Mesquite Rodeo presents this gun show with over 450 tables of guns, knives, ammo, and shooting supplies. The public is invited to buy, sell, or trade.

premiergunshows.com/shows/mesquite-gun-show

Lake Jackson

Sweating for Sweets 1K

March 25

MacLean Park, 93 Lake Road

Build your own ice cream sundae during this 1K event. Stations are located every 250 meters where participants can collect favorite ice cream toppings. At the end of the course, finish your sundae and enjoy eating it. Runners are encouraged to dress up, with awards handed out for the best individual, couple, and family costumes.

lakejackson-tx.gov

Nature Day and Public Youth Fishing

March 25

Sea Center Texas, 302 Medical Drive

Participate in catch-and-release fishing, pet live reptiles, and watch the Birds of Prey show at this nature day event.

tpwd.texas.gov/fishing/sea-center-texas/

Brew on the Bayou

March 25

Gulf Coast Bird Observatory, 299 SH 332 West

Sample and enjoy specialty brews from local breweries as well as wines. Listen to live music, grab a bite to eat from local food trucks, and check out the items in the silent auction. The wooded grounds at the Gulf Coast Bird Observatory, lit by torchlight, make it a perfect spot to enjoy the brews, food, and music.

gcbo.org

Spring Branch

Pollinators and Parks

March 25

Guadalupe River State Park, 3350 Park Road 31

Celebrate 100 years of state parks in Texas with a special version of the annual Monarch and Friends Pollinator Fiesta. Join the celebration as the monarchs return from Mexico. Monarchs, along with other pollinators, are an integral part of the interactions that take place in nature and symbolize the importance of increased awareness of the smallest creatures and their relationships.

tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/guadalupe-river

Bandera

Ranching Heritage Day

March 25

Hill Country State Natural Area, 10600 Bandera Creek Road

Celebrate ranching life by visiting with exhibitors, making crafts, playing games, and viewing demonstrations. Stop by to learn about and experience some of the many facets of ranching history and culture.

tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/hill-country

Valley View

Spring Fling: 100-Year Celebration

March 25

Ray Roberts Lake State Park, Johnson Branch Unit, 100 PW 4153

Come get back outside and celebrate all things spring with ranger-led crafts, activities, and field games.

tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/ray-roberts-lake

Mineral Wells

Pedal, Paddle, and Trek

March 25

Lake Mineral Wells State Park and Trailway, 100 Park Road 71

This event, hosted by the Friends of Lake Mineral Wells State Park and Trailway, includes guided hikes, bike rides, and horseback rides on various trails in the park and along the trailway. Walk, paddle, or cycle through the Cross Timbers eco-region of Texas.

tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/lake-mineral-wells

New Braunfels

Hayes Carll in Concert

March 25

Gruene Hall, 1281 Gruene Road

Musician Hayes Carll exists in a space of his own, informed by John Prine, Tom Waits, and Bob Dylan but also by Travis, Kenny Rogers, and Hank Williams Jr. He's been nominated for two Americana Music Awards and a Grammy for Best Country Song, and has won multiple Austin Music Awards.

gruenehall.com

Sugar Land

International Art and Kite Festival

March 25

Brazos River Park, 18427 Southwest Freeway

This festival honors culture and community through art, music, dancing, and food. Kite flying, art car showings, and cultural performances are just some of the highlights of this colorful festival.

sugarlandtx.gov/437/special-events

Bandera

Frontier Times Fourth Sunday Jamboree

March 26, April 23, May 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

Surfside Beach

Market in the Park

March 26

Bird and Butterfly Trail, 418 Parkview Road

Choose a variety fresh foods and other goods from various vendors in Surfside Beach.

visitsurfsidebeachtx.org

Garland

The Peking Acrobats

March 27

Granville Arts Center, 300 N. Fifth St.

The Peking Acrobats have astounded audiences with their daring maneuvers and high-tech special effects for the past 30 years. Featuring dazzling acrobats and daredevil stunts, The Peking Acrobats offer an evening of thrilling dexterity and mind-blowing entertainment for the entire family. The Peking Acrobats are part of a time-honored Chinese tradition rooted in centuries of Chinese history and folk arts. Don't miss this visual spectacular with accompaniment by a live Chinese orchestra.

visitgarlandtx.com

Fredericksburg

Texas Hill Country Wineries' Wine and Wildflower Journey

March 27-April 21

Various locations

Get tickets online to receive full complimentary tastings and wine discounts at dozens of participating wineries on this self-guided tour.

texaswinetrail.com

Sugar Land

Astros-Space Cowboys Exhibition Game

March 27

Constellation Field, 1 Stadium Drive

The Space Cowboys host the Houston Astros for an exhibition game at Constellation Field, which is the Astros' first-ever appearance in Sugar Land.

milb.com/sugar-land/news/space-cowboys-to-host-astros-for-exhibition-at-constellation-field

Lake Jackson

"Rising Tide: the Crossroads Project"

March 28

The Clarion , 500 College Drive

"Rising Tide: the Crossroads Project" is a riveting theater piece on global sustainability. Grounded in science, elevated by art, igniting response, the program features climate physicist and communicator Dr. Robert Davies; the Fry Street Quartet; and works from painter Rebecca Allan, environmental photographer Garth Lenz, and American composer Laura Kaminsky. The project blends emotion, information, and high-production-value graphics.

brazosport.edu/clarion

Orange

"Anastasia"

March 30

Lutcher Theater, 707 Main Ave.

The romantic and adventure-filled new musical "Anastasia" is at home in Southeast Texas at last. This dazzling show transports you from the twilight of the Russian Empire to the euphoria of Paris in the 1920s as a brave young woman sets out on a journey.

lutcher.org

Longview

Spring Concert Series: Roots in the Gardens

March 30; April 6, 13, 20, 27

Longview Arboretum and Nature Center, 706 W. Cotton St.

Bring a lawn chair or blanket to the Longview Arboretum and Nature Center's spring concert series, held in the gardens on Thursday evenings. The lineup this year features bands playing a mix of music, from classic rock to blues to Motown. The bands include Galaxy, the Usual Suspects, Flashbacks, Probable Cause Band, and Tuxedo Cats.

longviewarboretum.org

Corsicana

Ruthie Foster in Concert

March 30

The Palace Theatre, 112 W. Sixth Ave.

The small town of Gause, Texas had no chance of keeping the vocal powerhouse known as Ruthie Foster to itself. Described by Rolling Stone as "pure magic to watch and hear," her vocal talent was elevated in worship services at her community church. Drawing influence from legendary acts like Mavis Staples and Aretha Franklin, Foster developed a unique sound unable to be contained within a single genre.

corsicanapalace.com/ruthie-foster

Salado

Texas Packard Meet 

March 30-April 2

Holiday Inn Express Salado-Belton , 1991 N. Stagecoach Road

Held in historic Salado, the 44th annual Texas Packard Meet is the oldest and possibly the largest regional Packard meet in the country. The meet features a welcoming social, early bird tour, parade, public display on the banks of Salado Creek, a swap meet, people's choice competition, seminars, banquet, and awards.

texaspackardmeet.org

Rockport-fulton

Taste of Rockport-Fulton

March 30

Fulton Convention Center, 402 N. Fulton Beach Road

The Rockport Rotary Club presents this event that showcases several fine restaurants and caterers of the area. The events helps raise funds for scholarships for Rockport-Fulton high school seniors. Along with great food, the event has live and silent auctions and other festivities.

tasteofrockport-fulton.com

Bay City

Riverside Smoke Off

March 31-April 1

Riverside Park, 7330 FM 2668

Fire up your pits and grills for some friendly competition at the fourth annual Riverside Smoke Off. Staying true to the cuisine of Texas, participants prepare a wide range of barbecue staples such as brisket, pork ribs, beans, and dutch-oven sweets. Kids ages 5 to 17 years old are not left out in this competition and can participate in ribeye steak and pork ribs categories. There is a $2,500 guaranteed pay out for first place winners.

cityofbaycity.org/221/events

Llano

Llano River Chuckwagon Cookoff

March 31-April 1

Badu Park , 300 W. Legion Drive

Starting in 2005 and each year since, a group of chuckwagon enthusiasts get together on the banks of the Llano River and go back in time to an era when the west was settled. Each wagon cooks and serves a meal of chicken fried steak, potatoes, beans, bread, and a dessert. Enthusiasts use traditional cooking methods from that era, wear traditional dress, and experience neighborly fun as they compete for prizes in a number of categories.

llanochuckwagoncookoff.com

La Grange

Jackson Emmer in Concert

March 31

The Bugle Boy, 1051 N. Jefferson St.

Americana singer/songwriter Jackson Emmer performs at the Bugle Boy's listening room. Beer and wine are available.

thebugleboy.org/tickets

Cedar Park

Tab Benoit in Concert

March 31

Haute Spot , 1501 E. New Hope Drive

One of the most impressive guitarists to emerge from the rich bayous of Louisiana in recent years, Tab Benoit’s guitar tone can be recognized before his Otis Redding-ish voice resonates from the speakers.

hautespot.live

Fredericksburg

Texas Vintage Motorcycle Fandango

March 31-April 2

Gillespie County Fairgrounds, 530 Fair Drive

Known as the “best little vintage bike event in Texas," the Texas Fandango is a vintage swap meet and bike show with vintage races all rolled into one fun-packed weekend.

thetexasfandango.com

Kerrville

Camerata San Antonio in Concert

March 31

First Presbyterian Church, 800 Jefferson St.

Grammy-nominated Camerata San Antonio is a flexible classical chamber music ensemble serving San Antonio and the surrounding Hill Country. This performance, titled "Quartets," features Mozart's String Quartet in A Major, K. 464; Bacewicz's String Quartet No. 4; and Beethoven's String Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 74 “Harp.”

cameratasa.org

A Conversation with the Actors of "Napoleon Dynamite"

March 31

The Arcadia Live Theater, 717 Water St.

Jon Heder, Efren Ramirez, and Jon Gries, the actors who played Napoleon Dynamite, Pedro, and Uncle Rico, discuss the cult classic at this screening, which includes a special meet-and-greet.

thearcadialive.org

Concerts by the River

March 31, April 28

Louise Hays Park, 202 Thompson Drive

Pack your lawn chairs and picnic blankets and come out to the park to enjoy free concerts along the banks of the beautiful Guadalupe River.

kerrvilletx.gov

Jefferson

Miata Madness

March 31-April 1

Downtown , 100 E. Austin St.

This annual event is open to Mazda Miata owners and held at the 100 block of East Austin Street. On Saturday, the Show 'n’ Shine kicks off in the morning. The car show is open to spectators at no charge.

visitjeffersontexas.com/jefferson-texas-events

City-Wide Rummage Sale

March 31-April 1

Various locations

Homeowners all around town go through their closets and storerooms and bring out treasures to sell that you might not find anywhere else. Many local businesses participate as well. You might find that perfect item you have had your eye on for sale on this weekend.

visitjeffersontexas.com/jefferson-texas-events

Bellville

Fresh Farmers and Artisan Market

April 1

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

More than 35 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

First Saturday Market

April 1

Downtown Square , 1 Main St.

Stroll through the market on the square and check out the nearby farmers and artisan market with more than 85 booths featuring craftsmen, woodworkers, retailers, rolling boutiques, produce, honey, and baked goods galore while you enjoy music all day, several food trucks, a photo booth, and activities. There is free parking and admission.

discoverbellville.com

Texas Select Custom Cutlery Event

April 1-2

Austin County Fair Convention and Expo Center, 1076 E. Hill St.

Born out of fans’ love for the History Channel's "Forged in Fire" competition, this is quickly growing to become one of the largest knife shows in Texas. With more than 200 vendors, this is a unique opportunity to meet with and examine the work of knife makers from across the nation and enjoy all the fun of forging demos and chopping competitions. A knife raffle and concessions benefit local charities.

texasselectevent.com

Brenham

Southern Raised in Concert

April 1

The Barnhill Center , 111 W. Main St.

They are kinfolk who are trained in classical music but raised in the bluegrass-covered Ozark Mountains. They created a trademark sound where classical meets bluegrass, with Celtic and Christian music mixed into their repertoire.

thebarnhillcenter.com/events

Temple

Family Day: Muggle Mayhem

April 1

Temple Railroad and Heritage Museum, 315 W. Avenue B

Calling all witches and wizards. Take the leap into a world of spells, potions, and goblins.

templeparks.com

Pearland

Houston Folk, Blues, and Gospel Festival

April 1

Independence Park, 3449 Pearland Pkwy.

Hear major concerts while browsing through 100 artists booths, a farmers market, and dozens of fun contests and attractions. Check out the Taste of Texas Food Garden, with delicious cuisine and domestic and craft beers. National recording artists perform throughout the afternoon and evening on the main stage. Best of all, admission is free for all ages.

houstonfolkfestival.com

Waco

Texas Food Truck Showdown

April 1

Heritage Square , 311 Austin Ave.

Come hungry and prepare for tasty eats and pop-up shopping. Enjoy a beer and wine garden while youngsters play in the KidsZone. On average, 40 food trucks from around the country participate, and more than 25,000 people attend.

thetexasfoodtruckshowdown.com/our-story

Mount Vernon

Main Street Beer and Wine Festival

April 1

Mount Vernon Plaza, 109 N. Kaufman St.

In downtown Mount Vernon around the historic plaza, there's not only beer and wine vendors but craft vendors, food trucks, and painting classes for a day filled with fun.

cityofmountvernontexas.com

Plano

Spring Festival and Eggstravaganza

April 1

Heritage Farmstead Museum, 1900 W. 15th St.

The annual Eggstravaganza features egg hunts and more than 7,500 eggs filled with candy and prizes for children ages 10 and under. Guests of all ages delight in the joys of spring on the Blackland Prairie. There are wagon rides, tours of the historic Farrell Wilson home, and a visit from the Easter Bunny. Class is in session in the one-room schoolhouse, and visitors dabble in many other hands-on activities. Make sure you stop by the newly restored lambing barn to see the baby lambs.

heritagefarmstead.org

Mason

Arts and Wine Festival

April 1

Mason Town Square, 201 Fort McKavitt St.

Enjoy the work of talented artists and winemakers during the Arts and Wine Fest. A whole host of local artists and craftspeople, Mason winemakers, and Texas winemakers featuring wines made with Mason County grapes line the sidewalks with their creations.

business.masontxcoc.com/community-calendar

Llano

Llano Fiddle Fest Contest and Concert

April 1-2

John L. Kuykendall Event Center, 2200 W. Ranch Road 152

The weekend includes the 45th annual Open Fiddle Fest, a live concert and dance, and a Sunday service and cowboy breakfast. This year's Open Fiddle Contest (with a free entrance) includes youth, senior, open, and accompanist divisions. Saturday's activities also feature an evening concert with legendary country star Moe Bandy. The event takes place at the John L. Kuykendall Event Center, which provides a large, open space for the competition, concert, and Sunday morning service.

llanofiddlefest.com

Corpus Christi

Big Bloom Mega Plant Sale

April 1

South Texas Botanical Gardens and Nature Center, 8545 S. Staples St.

Bring your plant wagon and load up on hundreds of plants of all kinds. There's also specialty vendors, reptile shows, butterfly releases, food trucks, and a Kids' Zone.

stxbot.org

La Grange

Giulia Millanta and Gabe Rhodes in Concert

April 1

The Bugle Boy, 1051 N. Jefferson St.

Guilia Millanta makes her Bugle Boy debut with Gabe Rhodes in the converted WWII Army barracks listening room. Millanta is an Italian-born, folk-rock, Americana singer-songwriter, and Rhodes is an American folk and country musician and producer. Beer and wine are available during the show.

thebugleboy.org/tickets

San Marcos

Studio Tour

April 1-2

Various Locations, 20027 SH 80, Bay 5

Art lovers and artists alike love exploring colorful and creative San Marcos during the San Marcos Studio Tour. Check out featured studios on the tour map and see a group exhibition at MotherShip Studios for works from participating artists.

mothershipstudiostx.com

Cedar Park

Cory Morrow in Concert

April 1

Haute Spot , 1501 E. New Hope Drive

Texas country singer-songwriter Cory Morrow visits the Haute Spot.

hautespot.live

Lubbock

Lubbock Uncorked

April 1

American Windmill Museum, 1701 Canyon Lake Drive

With a showcase of more than 20 Texas wineries, guests are invited to taste, purchase bottles, ask winemakers questions, and enjoy the live music, local food trucks, restaurants, and beer garden.

lubbockchamber.com/lubbock-uncorked

Cleburne

The Mammoth Race

April 1

Cleburne State Park, 5800 Park Road 21

Choose from 5K, 10K, 15K, and 30K run options and race through beautiful Cleburne State Park. All participants receive a race shirt and a finisher's medal.

mammothrace.com

Garland

Big Art Day

April 1

Downtown Garland, 520 W. State St.

The creative community in Garland unites with the Texas Art Education Association's state initiative to raise awareness of art education. Garland's free art education event in downtown Garland features visual and performing artists, steamroller art, make-and-take art, and many other attractions hosted by Garland ISD and the city of Garland.

visitgarlandtx.com

Fredericksburg

Wildflower Celebration

April 1-16

Wildseed Farms, 100 Legacy Drive

Enjoy viewing and snapping photos of the wildflower fields in full bloom along with two butterfly gardens.

wildseedfarms.com

Comanche

Sippin' In the Sunshine

April 1

Historic Comanche Square, 101 W. Central Ave.

Come explore the boutiques and shops on the square while you taste various local wines.

comanchechamber.org

Boerne

Spring Antique Tractor Pull

April 1

The Agricultural Museum and Arts Center, 102 City Park Road

The Boerne Agricultural Museum and Arts Center hosts its annual Antique Tractor Pull event. Come out and watch antique tractors from around Texas as they compete to pull the heaviest weight the furthest distance.

theagricultural.org

Kerrville

Solar Eclipse Kickoff

April 1

Butt-Holdworth Memorial Library, 505 Water St.

Butt-Holdworth Memorial Library hosts this party that includes an indoor planetarium show, music, and guest speaker. This event celebrates the upcoming Oct. 14, 2023 annular eclipse and the April 8, 2024 total solar eclipse.

kerrvilletx.gov

Hill Country Gun Show

April 1-2

Hill Country Veterans Center, 411 Meadowview

Find new and used guns, knives, coins, cutting boards, ammo, and other hunting items for sale. All proceeds go to local area veterans.

gunshowtrader.com

Houston

Neighborhood Community Day

April 1

The Menil Collection, 1533 Sul Ross St.

Enjoy an afternoon of art, music, poetry, and family activities in celebration of the Menil’s vibrant neighborhood. Participating organizations include: DACAMERA, Houston Center for Photography, Inprint, The Menil Collection, Rothko Chapel, Watercolor Art Society, and Writers in the Schools.

menil.org

Palestine

Piney Woods Express Diesel

April 1-May 26

Texas State Railroad Palestine Depot, 789 Park Road 70

Unplug for a tradition that merges comfort and adventure for the whole family. Relaxed seating, thoughtful décor and responsive attendants add to the ambiance of the scenic journey afforded travelers a century ago. The trip includes food and adult beverage service and historic narration on a rail journey that whisks you back into another century.

texasstaterailroad.net

Mesquite

Farmers Market

April 1-Nov. 25

Front Street Station, 100 W. Front St.

Come to Front Street Station in downtown Mesquite every Saturday morning from April through November for fresh produce, homemade artisan goods, food vendors, and live music.

downtownmesquitetx.com

Rodeo Parade and Food Truck Rodeo

April 1

Downtown and Front Street Station, 111 S Broad St. and 100 W. Front St.

The 65th annual Rodeo Parade is an all-day, community-wide event that features a downtown farmers market; the Food Truck Rodeo with food trucks lined up along Front Street; and a parade with horses, bands, and floats that wind through downtown Mesquite.

downtownmesquitetx.com

Mesquite Symphony Orchestra in Concert

April 1

Mesquite Symphony Orchestra, 1527 N. Galloway Ave.

Mesquite Symphony Orchestra presents "Mother Earth" with a program Victor Agudelo's orchestral work "Algo Va a Suceder..." ("Something is going to happen…") and Debussy's "La mer."

mesquitesymphony.org

Jefferson

Spring History, Haunts, and Legends

April 1

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

This fun spring event is for the history buff, avid ghost hunter, and anyone with an interest in the unexplained and things that go bump in the night. There are special guest speakers, authors, vendors, book signings, galleries, night-time tours, and investigations.

visitjeffersontexas.com/jefferson-texas-events

Surfside Beach

Wings Over Surfside

April 1

Bird and Butterfly Trail, 418 Parkview Road

Celebrate spring bird migration and the wonders of birds in Bird City Surfside. With 400 species of birds in the area, this event provides visitors with an opportunity to learn more through educational speakers, vendors, and fellow birders.

visitsurfsidebeachtx.org

Port Arthur

Cajun Heritage Fest

April 1

Carl A. Parker Multipurpose Center, 1800 Lakeshore Drive

Enjoy live Cajun music, spicy food, and dancing the night away. Cajun activities are planned in days surrounding the event.

cajunheritagefest.com

Sulphur Springs

Festival of the Fish

April 1

Cooper Lake State Park, Doctors Creek Unit, 1690 FM 3505

Enjoy visiting the park and participating in several come-and-go programs during this celebration of fish. Try your hand at casting a line and catching a fish or two and earn your First Fish Certificate. Learn fish anatomy and other species-specific information during a hands-on painting activity. Learn to tie and attach tackle to your line, plus other angler education programs.

tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/cooper-lake

Gonzales

100 Years, 100 Species

April 1

Palmetto State Park, 78 Park Road 11 South

This event centers around teaching visitors about the wide variety of species in the park. Staff and volunteers are stationed around the park and lead tours (including some in Spanish) helping identify species and teaching about iNaturalist and other ways to identify. The event includes 24-hour personal or group challenges to identify 100 species of flora and fauna found in the park.

tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/palmetto

Somerville

Get Hooked on the Outdoors

April 1

Lake Somerville State Park, Nails Creek Unit, 14222 Park Road 57

This new spring fishing event incorporates multiple styles of fishing. Come learn to fly fish with the park partners at Good Fly, experience creek fishing from a kayak, or take a child fishing for the first time in the stocked family fishing pond. All ages and experience levels welcome.

tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/lake-somerville

Cooper

Festival of the Fish

April 1

Cooper Lake State Park, Doctors Creek Unit, 95 Park Road 8154

Try your hand at casting a line and catching a fish or two. This event offers angler education programs, a big fish contest, arts and crafts featuring Gyotaku (a Japanese method of fish printing/painting), presentations, and other activities.

tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/cooper-lake

Galveston

Steampunk Festival

April 1-2

Galveston Railroad Museum, 2602 Santa Fe Place

The inaugural Steampunk Festival hearkens back to a time inspired by 19th-century industrial steam-powered machinery and takes place in the historic railroad museum. The festival offers a family-friendly program filled with entertainment, exhibits, vendors, presenters, and games.

galvestonsteampunk.com

Lubbock

Ranch Day

April 2

National Ranching Heritage Center, 3121 Fourth St.

Saddle up for a day of activities centered around ranching history, ranch skills, and ranch science. Enjoy the Snake Oil Magic Show, build a log cabin, learn to churn butter, and watch as children have the opportunity to become a ranch hand for the day. Admission is free.

ranchingheritage.org/nrhc-events/ranch-day

Kerrville

Kerr County Market Days and Hill Country Swap Meet

April 2

Kerr County Hill Country Youth Event Center, 3785 SH 27

Market Days continues to feature artists and crafters bringing their own original handcrafted items. Hill Country Swap Meet is a community garage sale/flea market.

kerrmarketdays.org

Amarillo

"Anastasia"

April 3-4

Amarillo Civic Center , 401 S. Buchanan St.

Inspired by the beloved film, the romantic and adventure-filled new musical "Anastasia" is on a journey to Amarillo at last.

amarillociviccenter.com

Monahans

Spring Fling

April 4

Ward County Event Center, 1525 East Monahans Parkway

At the Spring Fling, the community welcomes visitors to come by and enjoy the live music and vendors.

monahans.org

Lubbock

"Dear Evan Hansen"

April 4-9

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

This six-time Tony Award-winning musical has struck a chord with audiences around the world. Join shy high school senior Evan Hansen on his journey to fit in. A deeply personal telling of life from turmoil to triumph, this show contains mature content.

buddyhollyhall.com/events/category/series/dear-evan-hansen-2023/helen-devitt-jones-theater

Clute

Planetarium Show

April 4, 11, 18, 25, 28

Center for the Arts and Sciences, 400 College Blvd.

This show features a 30-foot dome equipped with a Spitz Star Ball projector that reproduces the night sky, along with a variety of other high-tech equipment to give visitors a close-up feel of comets, exploding stars, and black holes.

brazosportcenter.org

The Colony

Spring Eggstravaganza

April 6

The Colony Five Star Complex, 4100 Blair Oaks Drive

Bring the whole family to this classic celebration of springtime. Watch the kids have a ball as they gather eggs filled with an assortment of candy and prizes. Tickets are required for entry into the hunting area.

thecolonytx.gov/828/spring-eggstravaganza

Corsicana

Downtown Easter Hop

April 6

Downtown Corsicana, 301 S. Beaton St.

Join in and hop your way through downtown. Children and children at heart are all welcome for Easter egg hunts, games, free food and drinks, and prizes.

visitcorsicana.com

Temple

First Friday: Springtime

April 7

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

Burnet

Bluebonnet Festival

April 7-9

Downtown Burnet, 220 S. Pierce St.

Bluebonnet season begins with a grand parade, carnival, and two stages with live music. The festivities include a pet parade, wiener dog races, 5K and 10K runs, a car show, demolition derby, children's activities, a children's bicycle decorating contest, over 150 arts and crafts vendors, a biergarten, and a food court.

bluebonnetfestival.org

Amarillo

Eggtastic Friday

April 7

Don Harrington Discovery Center, 1200 Streit Drive

Join other future scientists at the Discovery Center for a day of exciting experiments and explosive activities. 

activekids.com/amarillo-tx/science/camp/eggtastic-friday-2nd-4th-grade-explorers-2023

Fredericksburg

First Friday Art Walk

April 7

Various locations

Participating fine art galleries remain open until 8 p.m. on the first Friday of every month, so visitors and visiting artists can have more time to enjoy new shows, demonstrations, and receptions.

facebook.com/first-friday-art-walk-fredericksburg-401466143219898

Sherman

"Noises Off"

April 7-23

Honey McGee Playhouse, 313 W. Mulberry Sts

Come celebrate the 74th season of Sherman Community Players with its production of "Noises Off," a theatrical farce by English playwright Michael Frayn. First published in 1982, the play is a behind-the-scenes look at a chaotic stage production populated with frenetic and unstable actors, a volatile director, and an overworked and overly emotional stage crew.

scptheater.com

Elgin

Music in the Park

April 7-May 26

Downtown , 114 Central Ave.

Every Friday in April and May, the Friends of Elgin Parks hosts this live-music series featuring a different band in historic downtown Elgin's Veterans Memorial Park. Bring friends and family, beverages, snacks, and a blanket or lawn chair. Elgin Parks and Recreation also offers games for children.

elgintexas.gov

Waxahachie

Scarborough Renaissance Festival

April 8-May 29

Scarborough Renaissance Festival, 2511 FM 66

Scarborough Renaissance Festival is interactive fun for everyone—16th-century style. Enjoy full combat jousting and birds of prey exhibitions, the Mermaid Lagoon, more than 20 stages with nonstop Renaissance entertainment, and the 75-plus-member performing company. Discover hundreds of shops featuring exquisite crafts and artisan demonstrations. Experience knighting ceremonies, combat competitions, the Grande Parade, daily wine and beer tasting events, and themed weekends.

srfestival.com

Fairfield

Easter Eggstravaganza

April 8

Freestone County Courthouse , 118 E. Commerce St.

Join along at the Freestone County Courthouse for Easter festivities. Bring your Easter baskets and participate in Easter egg hunts, art and crafts, and face painting.

fairfieldtexaschamber.com

Austin

Austin Falls Ultra

April 8

McKinney Falls State Park, 5808 McKinney Falls Pkwy.

Within the naturally rugged trails of Texas Hill Country, navigate a technical single-track trail protected by lush green foliage and diverse scenery. Rolling and winding through the course, dodge roots and rocks, ascend and descend hills, and run across wooden bridges. Be prepared for a possible water crossing of the falls (dependent on rain). After the race, have fun jumping off cliffs in the cool, refreshing pools of Onion Creek.

ultraexpeditions.com/austin-falls-ultra

Newcastle

Crawfish and Cannons

April 8

Fort Belknap, 114 Fort Circle

Historic Fort Belknap hosts its seventh annual Crawfish and Cannons event featuring a crawfish boil, a live cannon fire, children's activities, vendors, armadillo races, and live music. The Goodnight Loving 5K, 10K, and half marathon takes place in the morning.

crawfishandcannons.com

Goodnight-Loving Run

April 8

Fort Belknap, 114 Fort Circle

The Goodnight-Loving 5K, 10K, and half marathon is an out-and-back run from the entrance gate of Fort Belknap, the historic birthplace of the Goodnight-Loving Cattle Trail.

goodnightlovingrun.com

Corsicana

175 Minutes of Music Celebration

April 8

Cassaro Winery and Vineyards, 211 N. Beaton St.

Cassaro Wines and Tasting Room joins Corsicana's year-long 175th birthday celebration with a special live performance in the tasting room's outdoor courtyard in historic downtown Corsicana.

cassarowines.com

Mimosas at the Market

April 8

Downtown Corsicana, 301 S. Beaton St.

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

visitcorsicana.com

Fredericksburg

Spring Fling Art Sale

April 8

Marktplatz , 100 block of Main Street

Find original art and prints from members of Die Kunstler's von Fredericksburg, the artists of Fredericksburg. Die Kunstler is an all-volunteer member artist group founded in 1993, its name honoring the city's German heritage.

dkfredericksburg.org

Mckinney

Second Saturday Bird Walk

April 8

Heard Natural Science Museum and Wildlife Sanctuary, 1 Nature Place

These bird walks are intended to help beginning and intermediate birders with bird spotting and identification techniques. There are also plenty of opportunities provided for participants to ask questions from experienced birders. Prairie, woodland, and wetland habitats are included in these walks.

heardmuseum.org

Fredericksburg

Easter at the Sauer-Beckmann Living History Farm

April 8

LBJ State Park and Historic Site, 199 State Park Road 52

Learn about German Easter traditions including friendship cards, homemade egg dyes, grass baskets, and lamb cake.

tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/lyndon-b-johnson

Kerrville

Blooms and Barrels Plant Sale

April 8

Kerr County Hill Country Youth Event Center, 3785 SH 27

Shop for native and adapted ornamental plants, herbs, vegetables, 55-gallon rain barrels, and items at "The Garden Shed" resale shop.

hillcountrymastergardeners.org

Easterfest, Cookoff, and Open Car Show

April 8

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.

kerrvillechamber.biz

The Salvation Army's Easter Eggstravaganza

April 8

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

Quintana

Spring Fling

April 8-May 7

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 and staff are available each day to help identify the migrants as well as resident birds and keep a daily list going.

gcbo.org

Fredericksburg

Big Easter Egg Hunt in Luckenbach Texas

April 9

Luckenbach Texas, 412 Luckenbach Town Loop

Participate in free family fun that includes hunting for Easter eggs, live music, games, and photo ops with the Easter Bunny.

luckenbachtexas.com

Houston

Art Car Parade

April 10-16

Various locations

Orange Show Center for Visionary Art hosts the annual Art Car Parade and event week. Founded in the mid-'80s as a small gathering of like-minded individuals making a statement on the road, the now internationally recognized phenomenon showcases personal artistic creativity and provides a forum for a unique type of expression. Festivities include the annual ball, a lineup party along Allen Parkway, Kids' Creative Zone in Sam Houston Park, the 36th annual Art Car Parade, and an awards ceremony.

thehoustonartcarparade.com

Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Wind Ensemble

April 11

Rice University—Alice Pratt Brown Hall—Stude Concert Hall, 6100 S. Main

Though its string ensemble is already well-known to Chamber Music Houston audiences, the celebrated Academy of St. Martin in the Fields offers guests a wind ensemble in a program featuring two superb quintets for piano and winds by the masters: Mozart and Beethoven.

chambermusichouston.org

Corsicana

"The Adventures of Peter Rabbit and His Friends"

April 11-16

The Warehouse Living Arts Center, 119 W. Sixth Ave.

Join The Warehouse with their Youth Theatre Company production of "The Adventures of Peter Rabbit and His Friends." The tale weaves in pieces of life from creator Beatrix Potter, who overcame her lonely childhood—in which her writings and drawings were discouraged in the male-oriented Victorian era—to become one of the most widely read children's authors of all time.

thewlac.com

Austin

Moontower Comedy Festival

April 12-23

Various locations

The Moontower Just For Laughs Austin comedy fest returns with two full weeks of comedy. Complete with favorite headliners and a four-day comedy club binge, expect over 100 comedians invading downtown Austin for stand-up, podcasts, parties, screenings, and cast panels. Headliners this year include Trevor Noah, Seth Meyers, Chelcie Lynn, and Vir Das.

austintheatre.org/moontower-comedy

Tyler

"Chicago"

April 13

UT Tyler Cowan Center, 3900 University Blvd., FAC 1120

After 25 years, "Chicago" is still the one musical with everything that makes Broadway shimmy and shake: a universal tale of fame, fortune, and all that jazz, with one show-stopping song after another and the most astonishing dancing you've ever seen. "Chicago" has received six Tony Awards, two Olivier Awards, a Grammy, and thousands of standing ovations.

cowancenter.org

Arlington

Symphony Arlington: Jacob Cordover

April 13

Arlington Music Hall, 224 N. Center St.

Guitarist Jacob Cordover wows the audience with "A Salute to the Big Apple," Elmer Bernstein's "Guitar Concerto," and the 15th annual Great Movie Scores Quiz.

symphonyarlington.org

Kerrville

Art Exhibits

April 13-May 13

Kerr Arts and Cultural Center, 228 Earl Garrett St.

Tuesday through Saturday, visit the Kerr Arts and Cultural Center for three separate art exhibits: "Schreiner University Seniors Show" featuring the seniors from Schreiner University’s graphic arts projects; “Hill Country Quilt Guild,” an exhibit by local quilters; and “Guadalupe Watercolor Group,” a judged watercolor exhibit. An artists reception takes place April 22.

kacckerrville.com

Grand Prairie

Styx in Concert

April 13

Texas Trust CU Theatre at Grand Prairie, 1001 Texas Trust Way

The six men comprising Styx have committed to "rocking the Paradise" together with audiences far and wide by averaging over 100 shows a year every year since 1999, and each one of them is committed to making the next show better than the last.

texastrustcutheatre.com

Live Thoroughbred Racing

April 13-July 4

Lone Star Park, 1000 Lone Star Parkway

Catch the fun and excitement of world-class thoroughbred horse racing on the weekend.

lonestarpark.com

Giddings

Rodeo Giddings

April 14-15

Lee County Sheriff's Posse Rodeo Arena, 2495 US 290 West

Enjoy an old-fashioned rodeo full of fun and excitement. Events include steer wrestling, team roping, calf roping, bareback riding, bull riding, barrel racing, and saddle bronc riding.

giddingstx.com/page-1676245

Gladewater

East Texas Gusher Days

April 14-15

Downtown Historic Gladewater, Pacific and Commerce streets

East Texas Gusher Days celebrates the rich oil history of Gladewater from the 1930s oil boom era. This year, special events and activities coincide with Gladewater's 150th birthday celebration. There is a domino tournament and longest beard contest, arts and crafts vendors, food trucks, live music, a car show, and a chili cookoff.

gusher-days.com

The Woodlands

Waterway Arts Festival

April 14-16

The Woodlands Waterway and Town Green Park, 2099 Lake Robbins Drive

For 18 years, The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival has been a jewel of Texas fine arts and ranks among the top arts festivals in the country. Set along the scenic banks of The Woodlands Waterway and in Town Green Park, festival guests have the unique opportunity to enjoy a vibrant outdoor art gallery with music, food, and kids' activities while shopping for art created by fine artists from around the world. Selected artists display unique original artwork from a variety of mediums.

thewoodlandsartscouncil.org

Galveston

Seong-Jin Cho Piano Concert

April 14

The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St.

Recognized for his overwhelming talent and innate musicality, classical piano virtuoso, Seong-Jin Cho, has made his mark as one of the "consummate talents of his generation" and as "one of the most distinctive artists on the current music scene." You won't want to miss this intimate concert performed by one of the world's brightest stars in contemporary classical music.

thegrand.com

Mckinney

Arts in Bloom

April 14-16

Downtown McKinney, 111 N. Tennessee St.

The streets of downtown McKinney come alive with the sights and sounds of fine artists, performance artists, musicians, Texas wineries, and food vendors. There’s a hands-on interactive area for children, the Kids' Creation Station, where young Picassos can learn about art processes and create their own masterpieces.

mckinneytexas.org/687/arts-in-bloom

Sherman

Jazz Classic

April 14-16

Kidd-Key Auditorium and Sherman Jazz Museum, 400 N. Elm St.

Jazz up your weekend with a lineup of top community jazz bands, guest artists, and ensembles including Brave Combo. Step into an immersive musical experience at the Sherman Jazz Museum's world-class collection of jazz memorabilia. Other special events include the Speakeasy Gala, music talks, and Sunday Jazz Brunch.

shermanarts.org

Mckinney

Third Monday Trade Days

April 14-16

Third Monday Trade Days Grounds, 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

Garland

Band Together on the Square Concert Series

April 14

506 Art Pocket Park, 506 Main St.

Band Together on the Square Concert Series is a diverse musical experience that is perfect for a carefree, spring vibe. Bring your lawn chairs and catch live music in Garland's pocket park on the square. Purchase food and beverages from local restaurants for the full downtown experience.

visitgarlandtx.com

Cleburne

Antique Alley of Texas

April 14-16

Various locations, Downtown Cleburne and South FM 4

The semi-annual event, held the third weekend in April and September, includes over 500 dealers from across the state and country, food vendors, and much more along a 25-mile stretch from Cleburne to Waxahachie.

visitcleburne.com

Amarillo

"The Father"

April 14-20, April 21-23

Amarillo Little Theatre Adventure Space, 2751 Civic Circle

Winner of the 2014 Molière Award, France’s most prestigious honor for a new work of theater, Florian Zeller’s "The Father" is a tragi-comic mystery, a sobering and realistic family story, and an unsentimental, emotionally intense look at the world through the eyes of a man experiencing dementia.

amarillolittletheatre.org/current-season

Fredericksburg

Trade Days

April 14-16

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

Bastrop

"Little Women"

April 14-16, 21-22, 28-30

Bastrop Opera House, 711 Spring St.

Director Gretchen Westbrook brings to life the story of the four young March sisters, who under the guidance of their beloved mother struggle to keep their family going while father is away in the Civil War. 

bastropoperahouse.org

Kerrville

"Dead Man's Cell Phone"

April 14-16, 21-22, 28-30

Playhouse 2000 VK Garage Theater, 305 Washington St.

This absurd comedy-drama by Sarah Ruhl explores technology's effect on society, bringing people together while also isolating them.

caillouxperformingarts.com

Mesquite

"Death by Design"

April 14-30

Mesquite Arts Center, 1527 N. Galloway Ave.

Mesquite Arts Theatre presents its spring performance, "Death by Design," inside Mesquite Arts Center's Black Box Theatre.

mesquiteartscenter.org

Bandera

Texas Heroes Hall of Honors Induction Ceremony and Reunion

April 14

Frontier Times Museum, 510 13th St.

In keeping with the pioneering spirit of its founder, J. Marvin Hunter Sr., the Frontier Times Museum has established the Heroes Hall of Honor to recognize the contributions of individuals who, through their leadership, creativity, example, and hard work, keep the pioneer spirit alive. Each year, the museum inducts its honorees at an annual induction ceremony.

frontiertimesmuseum.org

Jefferson

Outlaw Nationals Car Show

April 14-15

Downtown

This antique rod show is open to all—if it runs, bring it. Activities include karaoke on Friday night, live entertainment and a live auction on Saturday night, and awards to be given out before the auction. This is Jefferson's most popular and longest-running car show.

outlawnationals.com

Karnack

Caddo Homecoming

April 14

Caddo Lake State Park, 245 Park Road 2

Walk into yesteryear at Caddo Lake State Park, which celebrates 30 years of good conservation with the Caddo Lake Institute. Try your hand at canoeing, fishing, and other park activities. Decorate your campsite with a retro theme, attend an outdoor movie, and enjoy music and dancing like it's 1923, when the Texas State Parks system was founded.

tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/caddo-lake

Sugar Land

Ana Gabriel in Concert

April 14

Smart Financial Centre at Sugar Land, 18111 Lexington Blvd.

Grammy-nominated Mexican singer and songwriter Ana Gabriel comes back to Smart Financial Centre on her "Por Amor A Ustedes" world tour.

smartfinancialcentre.net

San Antonio

"Schoolhouse Rock Live"

April 15-June 4

Magik Theatre, 420 S. Alamo St.

Catch the musical that wowed audiences nationwide. "Schoolhouse Rock Live" follows Tom, a nervous schoolteacher who is anxious about his first day of teaching. He tries to relax by watching TV and discovers that his favorite show comes to life on the set. Together with the Schoolhouse Rock gang, Tom realizes how fun learning can be. Enjoy classic songs such as "Just a Bill," "Interjections," and "Conjunction Junction" at this retro revue.

magiktheatre.org/schoolhouse-rock-live

Tyler

"Popovich Comedy Pet Theater"

April 15

UT Tyler Cowan Center, 3900 University Blvd., FAC 1120

Featuring a unique blend of comedy and juggling skills from Ukranian circus performer Gregory Popovich and the extraordinary talents of his performing pets, "Popovich Comedy Pet Theater" is entertainment for the whole family. His entourage consists of world-class jugglers, Diamond the Shetland Pony, and over 30 performing pets including geese, house cats, and dogs (all rescued from animal shelters).

cowancenter.org

Waco

Texas Sports Hall of Fame Induction Banquet

April 15

Base at Extraco Event Center, 4401 Bosque Blvd.

Presented by Texas Farm Bureau Insurance, the Texas Sports Hall of Fame Induction Banquet honors newly elected inductees for the Class of 2022, including Robert Brazile, Jose Cruz, Scott Drew, Carlette Guidry-Falkquay, Priest Holmes, Adrian Peterson, Cynthia Potter, and Michael Strahan.

tshof.org/induction

South Padre Island

Texas State Surfing Championship

April 15-16

Isla Blanca Park, 33174 State Park Road 100

The Texas Gulf Surfing Association is a family-oriented organization that specializes in grassroots surfing events that are healthy and fun while still placing emphasis on maintaining academic excellence, good sportsmanship, and environmental awareness. See surfers battle the waves for the top spot in this surfing competition.

surftgsa.org

Burton

Cotton Gin Festival

April 15

Texas Cotton Gin Museum, 307 N. Main St.

In almost every corner of Texas, cotton has influenced our history. In Burton, halfway between Houston and Austin on State Highway 290, sits the 1914 Burton Farmers Gin, the oldest operating cotton gin in America. The surrounding fields may no longer be white with cotton bolls, but the gin still preserves that history for future generations. Step back in time at the annual Burton Cotton Gin Festival and enjoy a parade, music, contests, games, arts, crafts, food, drinks, a tractor pull, antique engines, and tractor and classic car shows.

texascottonginmuseum.org

Chappell Hill

Official Bluebonnet Festival of Texas

April 15-16

Downtown Chappell Hill

Chappell Hill is the Bluebonnet Capital of Texas, and this festival honors that bluebonnet heritage with more than 400 vendors, food, live music, and family-friendly fun.

chappellhillhistoricalsociety.com

Blanco

Market Day

April 15

Old Blanco Courthouse, 300 Main St.

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

historicblanco.org/market-day

La Grange

Jon Muq in Concert

April 15

The Bugle Boy, 1051 N. Jefferson St.

Ugandan-born vocalist, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Jon Muq makes his Bugle Boy debut. Beer and wine are available during the show.

thebugleboy.org/tickets

Galveston

Renee Elise Goldsberry in Concert

April 15

The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St.

Winner of the 2016 Tony Award for her performance in "Hamilton," Renee Elise Goldsberry is equally at home in a Broadway theater, a film set, or on a concert hall stage. You won't want to miss her dynamic show titled "Revive." Look forward to her performance anchored by a four-piece band and complement of back-up singers who have you stomping your feet and clapping your hands to the grand music of this high-energy concert.

thegrand.com

Lubbock

Arts Festival

April 15-16

Lubbock Memorial Civic Center, 1501 Mac Davis Lane

With over 150 artists and crafters showcasing and selling their work, this festival is an art lover's dream. Listen to live music, browse through galleries, and enjoy local eats at this free, family-friendly event.

lubbockartsfestival.org

Georgetown

Two Step Inn

April 15-16

San Gabriel Park, 445 E. Morrow St.

Embrace the honky-tonk spirit with 40-plus artists across three stages, featuring live music from country currents, country classics, and the country curious. Acts scheduled to perform include Zach Bryan, Tyler Childers, Midland, Travis Tritt, Tanya Tucker, Wynonna Judd, Clay Walker, Mavis Staples, and Diplo.

twostepinn.com

Fredericksburg

Fredericksburg VFD Annual Spring Fish Fry

April 15

Marktplatz, 100 block of West Main Street

At this annual fundraiser for the Fredericksburg Volunteer Fire Department, enjoy a freshly fried catfish dinner with all the trimmings, raffle, silent auction, and music.

fbgtx.org

Kerrville

Spring Native Plant Sale

April 15

Riverside Nature Center, 150 Francisco Lemos St.

Come browse and shop for native plants that have been selected to thrive in the Texas climate and soil, along with other gardening-related items.

riversidenaturecenter.org

Texas Gun and Knife Show

April 15-16

Kerr County Hill Country Youth Event Center, 3785 SH 27

Vendors sell new and used guns, knives, ammunition, coins, jewelry, camping gear, accessories, and other hunting and outdoors items.

texasgunandknifeshows.com

Palestine

Wiggy Thump Festival

April 15

Anderson County Youth Livestock Pavilion, 750 US 287

This music festival features a lineup of Texas country favorites including Whiskey Myers, Mark Chesnutt, Tanner Usrey, and Sarah Hobbs. Food and non-alcoholic drinks are sold at the festival.

visitpalestine.com

Mesquite

Community Band Spring Concert

April 15

Mesquite Arts Center, 1527 N. Galloway Ave.

The Mesquite Community Band is made up of volunteer musicians from high school through retirement age. The group performs its annual spring concert which includes favorite songs that are inspired by Texas.

mesquiteartscenter.org/p/partners/mesquite-community-band

Corpus Christi

Explore the Shore

April 15

Mustang Island State Park, 9394 SH 361

A wide array of educational events take place throughout the day. Try fishing with a ranger, kayaking, beach walks, wildlife touch tanks and discussions, and other fun activities that highlight all of the recreational opportunities the park can provide as well as provide education on the important habitat and ecosystems of the park.

tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/mustang-island

Austin

McKinney Falls Fest

April 15

McKinney Falls State Park, 5808 McKinney Falls Parkway

Come out to the park for a fun day full of guided hikes, live music, food trucks, and activity booths, plus park staff open a time capsule buried in the park in 1975. Discover the treasures that were left behind and witness the preparation of the next time capsule for McKinney Falls State Park to be opened in 2073.

tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/mckinney-falls

Junction

100 Years at South Llano River

April 15

South Llano River State Park, 1927 Park Road 73

Help the park celebrate this area of the Hill Country and Walter Buck Jr., the gentleman who donated the land to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Departm