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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.

Sweetwater

Summer Blast

June 30-July 3

Nolan County Coliseum, 220 Coliseum Drive

Big Country Cutting Horse Association hosts this family-friendly rodeo event featuring activities for kids and a National Cutting Horse Association show.

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Houston

Disney's "Frozen"

June 30-July 17

The Hobby Center, 800 Bagby St.

"Frozen" features the songs you know and love from the original Oscar-winning film, plus an expanded score with a dozen new numbers by the film’s songwriters, Oscar winner Kristen Anderson-Lopez and EGOT winner Robert Lopez. 

thehobbycenter.org

Giddings

Grimes Street Music Fest

July 1

Lee County Courthouse Square, 200 S. Main

Enjoy music around the courthouse square, just like the good ol' days. Bring your cooler, lawn chairs, blankets, and snacks, listen to tunes on Grimes Street, and join in the street dance.

giddingstx.com/page-1676245

Nacogdoches

Freedom Fest Weekend

July 1-5

Festival Park, 507 S. Pecan

A jam-packed weekend of celebrations and live music all over town begin Friday and end Monday night with a spectacular fireworks show.

visitnacogdoches.org

Temple

First Friday: Patriotic and Red, White, and Blue

July 1

Downtown Temple, Main Street

On the first Friday of every month, historic downtown Temple transforms into a giant party. Join along monthly for live music and performances, great drinks, delicious food, and after-hours shopping. This month has a patriotic theme.

discoverdowntowntemple.com

Llano

Llano Rock'N Riverfest

July 1-4

Badu Park, 300 Legion Drive

Grab your lawn chair and sunscreen and enjoy your weekend in Hill Country. If you have a jet ski, bring it and participate in the jet ski races on the Llano River. There are amateur and professional divisions on a pattern course. Check out the Oldies But Goodies Car Show full of sleek, classic cars, and don't leave before music and fireworks begin. A new addition to the event this year is a Ferris wheel.

llanorocknriverfest.com

Wimberley

VFW Rodeo

July 1-3

Chester Franklin VFW Rodeo Arena, 401 Jacobs Well Road

Wimberley’s 76th VFW Rodeo is a Hill Country summer tradition. The CPRA-sanctioned rodeo thrills with exciting competitions, good food, and a variety of merchandise from vendors.

vfw6441.com

Fredericksburg

First Friday Art Walk

July 1

Various locations

Participating fine art galleries remain open until 8 p.m., so visitors have time to stop by the various events and exhibits planned throughout the day and enjoy local refreshments. Just look for the galleries flying the Art Walk flag.

firstfridayartwalkfbg.com

Sugar Land

Tribute to George Strait

July 1

Sugar Land Town Square, 2711 Plaza Drive

Grab your two-steppin boots, pack up your lawn chairs, and head to the Plaza for live country music at this annual tribute to George Strait.

sugarlandtownsquare.com

The Colony

Liberty By The Lake

July 2

The Colony Five Star Complex, 4100 Blair Oaks Drive

Celebrate the birth of America’s freedom with patriotic festivities and a variety of entertainment and activities for all ages including a fun run/walk, live music, and a choreographed fireworks display.

visitthecolonytx.com/events

Rockport

Art Festival

July 2-3

Festival Grounds at Rockport Harbor, 1500 E. Laurel St.

A two-day, juried outdoor festival shines a light on fine art and master crafts. Over 120 artists from all over Texas and beyond sell their work to over 10,000 visitors. In addition to viewing and purchasing art, visitors to the festival can enjoy a tasty array of food truck options as well as an air-conditioned entertainment tent with live music throughout the weekend and a beer garden. The festival is family friendly, with a dedicated children's activity tent and live music just for the little ones.

rockportartcenter.com/artfest

Granbury

Old Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration and Parade

July 2-4

Historic Granbury Square, 201 E. Pearl St.

Thousands flock to Granbury to take part in small-town festivities and celebrate all things America. The parade around the historic Granbury square, vendors, iconic Lake Granbury, and a top-rated fireworks show all make for a memorable Fourth of July for the entire family.

visitgranbury.com/event/hometown-4th-of-july-3-day-celebrations/14903

Brownwood

Lehnis' Riddikulus Rails

July 2

Lehnis Railroad Museum and Visitor Center, 700 E. Adams St.

Attention wizards and Muggles, the Lehnis Railroad Museum is celebrating Harry Potter’s birthday. Join in for a day of Harry Potter-themed fun. Stop by Ollivander’s wand shop to make your own wand, sign up for a potions class, and bottle gillyweed. Happee Birthdae, Harry!

visitbrownwood.com/event/lehnis-riddikulus-rails

Bellville

Fresh Farmers and Artisan Market

July 2

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

More than 30 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

Edinburg

Texas Cook'Em: High Steaks In Edinburg

July 2

Ebony Hill's Golf Course, 300 W. Palm Drive

Texas Cook’Em has one of the biggest barbecue cookoff purses in the state, awarding $16,000 to the winners. In 2021, Texas Cook’Em drew cooking teams from across the state and over 10,000 citizens attended this state championship event.

edinburg.com

Roscoe

Fourth of July Celebration and Plowboy Mudbog

July 2

Downtown Roscoe

This family-friendly day includes a parade, food, craft vendors, live music, fireworks, dancing, and the annual high-powered truck mud races of the Plowboy Mudbog.

roscoetx.com

Fredericksburg

Live Pari-Mutuel Horse Racing

July 2-3, 16-17

Gillespie County Fairgrounds, 530 Fair Drive

Come out during the summer season for exciting live horse racing at the fairgrounds’ Class 3 track. Pick your favorites for quarter horse and thoroughbred racing as well as special races, trials, and futurities.

gillespiefair.com

Boerne

Music in the Cave: American Stories

July 2

Cave Without a Name Throne Room, 325 Kreutzberg Road

Experience a unique musical experience down in the Queen's Throne Room at the Cave Without A Name. American Stories is a rousing exploration of American patriotic music and the stories of American composers from Independence Day through modern times.

cavewithoutaname.com

Seguin

Freedom Fiesta

July 2

Central Park, 201 S. Austin St.

Celebrate Independence Day in beautiful downtown Seguin with live music, food trucks, vendors, a kiddie parade, and and other festivities.

visitseguin.com

Leakey

July Jubilee Concert and Street Dance

July 2

Courthouse Square , Downtown Leakey

At this downtown Fourth of July event, celebrate America’s independence in good old-fashioned Main Street-style. Enjoy arts, crafts, and food vendors on the square, a parade of true Texas Americana, Leakey’s wild and woolly rodeo, and then the beloved street dance on the courthouse square. Asleep at the Wheel plays at 10 p.m., with Jesse Daniel opening at 8:30 p.m. The July Jubilee Concert and Street Dance is all about family, history, romance, and a way of life unique to small-town rural Texas.

julyjubileetx.com

Denver City

Fourth of July Celebration, Car Show, and Golf Tournament

July 3-4

Stuffy Moorehead Park, 1301 N. Avenue C

Festivities begin with a firework show at Yoakum County Park, followed by a full day of fun on Monday held at Moorehead Park. Lots of activities including a car show, cow chip bingo, entertainment, and games take place. Head over to Yoakum County Golf Club on Monday to participate in the golf scramble for chances to win prizes.

Big Spring

Pops in the Park

July 3

Comanche Trail Park Amphitheater , Golf Course Road

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

Giddings

Fury on the Fourth

July 3

Sheriff's Posse Rodeo Arena, 2495 SH 290 W.

The Lee County Sheriff's Posse hosts championship bull riding for the Fourth of July Celebration, plus everyone's favorite: mutton bustin'.

giddingstx.com/page-1676245

Coleman

Red, White, and Blue Bash

July 3

Coleman County Courthouse, 218 Commercial Ave.

Downtown Coleman comes to life for Independence Day with games, food, music, vendor booths, and a parade.

Del Rio

First Friday Art Walk

June 3, July 1, Aug. 5

Downtown Del Rio, South Main Street

Del Rio presents a monthly art walk that invites visitors to explore the art galleries and city's art district. The event also offers food trucks, vendors, and music.

drchamber.com

Temple

All Star Family Day

July 3

Temple Railroad and Heritage Museum, 315 W. Avenue B

"Pieibol in the Barrios and the Big League" is on display at the museum beginning July 9th. Experience the fun of the game and learn about an important part of baseball history. Enjoy sports-themed crafts and activities for the whole family.

templeparks.com

Abilene

Freedom Festival

July 3-4

Downtown Abilene and Taylor County Expo Center, 1700 SH 36

Let freedom ring with a Fourth of July parade, the Paramount Film Series, live bands, a car show, a bike show, vendors, food truck, games, and a children's area. Stick around for the fireworks show at dark. 

abilenefreedomfestival.com

Waxahachie

Crape Myrtle Festival and Parade

July 3-4

Waxahachie Sports Complex, 151 Broadhead

Being designated the Crape Myrtle Capital of Texas, Waxahachie residents celebrate with a concert, fireworks show, and parade on Independence Day.

visitwaxahachie.com

Grand Prairie

Stars and Stripes Celebration

July 3-4

Lone Star Park, 1000 Lone Star Pkwy.

After a night of horse races, see a spectacular fireworks show that's choreographed to music.

lonestarpark.com

Addison

Kaboom Town

July 3

Addison Circle Park, 4970 Addison Circle

Since 1985 one of the nation’s most impressive and unique Independence Day celebrations has been held in Addison. Each year approximately 500,000 guests from across the country converge on this small town to view the incredible Addison Airport Airshow, followed by a spectacular fireworks display. Whether enjoyed from a restaurant watch party, hotel balcony, or the award-winning festival in Addison Circle Park, attendees are sure to be immersed in patriotic revelry.

addisonkaboomtown.com

Seguin

Patriotic Concert

July 3

Central Park, 201 S. Austin St.

Enjoy patriotic tunes from the San Antonio Symphonic Band.

visitseguin.com

Fireworks Fiesta

July 3

Starcke Park

Enjoy a large firework show along the Guadalupe River.

visitseguin.com

Columbus

Independence Day Celebration

July 4

Columbus Golf Course , 141 Veterans Drive

Columbus hosted the very first Fourth of July celebration in the state of Texas in 1826 and continues the tradition with an old-fashioned bash full of family-friendly fun. There is music, food, and a great fireworks display.

columbustexas.org

Giddings

Firemen's Fourth of July Celebration

July 4

Fireman's Park, 2495 SH 290 W.

The Fourth of July Celebration, sponsored by the Giddings Volunteer Fire Department, starts with a lazy day in the park and barbecue. Then, there's an auction to benefit the fire department, followed by fireworks and a dance in the evening.

giddingstx.com/page-1676245

Frisco

Freedom Fest

July 4

Frisco Square, 8874 Coleman Blvd.

Visit a Fourth of July celebration that's fit for the whole family. There are fireworks and lots of tasty food options.

friscofreedomfest.org

San Angelo

Holiday Artillery Salutes

July 4

Fort Concho National Historic Landmark, 630 South Oakes St.

Historic Fort Concho does hourly artillery salutes to mark the nation's 246th birthday.

fortconcho.com

Taylor

Independence Day Parade and Fireworks

July 4

Various locations, 1600 Veteran's Drive

Join in and celebrate America's independence with an afternoon parade at Murphy Park and fireworks after dark. There's also a tennis tournament held at Murphy Park and a city golf championship at Mustang Creek Golf Course.

taylortxlegion39.org

Monahans

Freedom Festival

July 4

Hill Park

Let freedom ring with a parade, food and craft vendors, games, live music, and fireworks.

monahans.org

Wimberley

Fourth of July Parade

July 4

Lion's Field, 14100 RR 12

Join over 5,000 people and attend this long-standing celebration of America's Independence Day. Find the perfect spot to pop up a tent, put down some outdoor chairs, and watch the parade roll by.

wimberley.org

Palacios

Fourth of July Celebration

July 4

East Bay Park, 300 E. Bay Blvd.

It's Independence Day in Palacios and festivities include a flag-raising ceremony, a children's parade, barbecue, food vendors, a carnival, helicopter rides, bingo, a LaSalle landing re-enactment, and fireworks.

facebook.com/palacios.lions

Hutto

Fourth of July Celebration

July 4

Brushy Creek Amphitheater , 1001 CR 137

Bring the family for live music every hour, food trucks, children's activities, and fireworks. Bring your own lawn chair or blanket, and please leave pets at home unless they are a service animal.

huttotx.gov

Tomball

July Fourth Celebration and Street Festival

July 4

Business 249 North of Four Corners, 28000 Tomball Pkwy.

Experience an old-fashioned party for the red, white, and blue. There is a fireworks show at dark, plus live music from Mango Punch, vendors and food, and a salute to veterans and active duty military. There is free admission and parking.

tomballtx.gov

Temple

Fourth of July Family Fun Fest

July 4

Crossroads Park, 1020 Research Pkwy.

The 24th annual Independence Day festival is full of family fun, food, live music, and a spectacular fireworks show.

templeparks.com

Cameron

Fireworks in Cameron

July 4

Downtown Cameron, 102 E. First St.

Celebrate the Fourth of July at the square in downtown Cameron with games for children and adults, children's and pet parades, food and wine trucks, and vendors. Fireworks start around dusk.

cameron-tx.com

Mckinney

Red, White, and Boom

July 4

Downtown McKinney and Craig Ranch Soccer Complex, 111 N. Tennessee St.

The city of McKinney celebrates the Fourth of July with free family activities, live entertainment, and a spectacular fireworks show. Downtown events include a hometown parade and the Yankee Doodle block party. Evening festivities resume at the McKinney Soccer Complex at Craig Ranch with music, food, kids’ activities, a concert, and a fireworks display.

mckinneytexas.org/830/red-white-and-boom

Canadian

Fourth of July Celebration

July 4-5

Various locations

Celebrate America's birthday with rodeos, dances, a parade, turtle races, an arts and crafts show, a watermelon feed, and fireworks.

canadiantx.com

Lubbock

Fourth on Broadway

July 4

Mackenzie Park , 301 I-27

For over three decades, Fourth on Broadway has been an event that Lubbock and the entire region look forward to year after year. Since its humble beginnings by a committee of downtown churches in 1991, the event has become a go-to summer celebration for thousands of West Texans. This year’s theme is “United We Stand.” The day starts with a parade and is followed by the annual Bolton Oil Youth Fishing Tournament, eating contests, a kids' area with water slides, a mechanical bull, an obstacle course, a petting zoo, and daytime concerts. The evening concert features some of the best local musicians and is followed by the fireworks show, synchronized to classic and contemporary patriotic music.

broadwayfestivals.com

Corsicana

Freedom Fest

July 4

IOOF Park, 601 N. 45th St.

Food trucks, live music, and fireworks create a dazzling Independence Day bash.

visitcorsicana.com

Mexia

Boomin' on the Fourth

July 4

Mexia Hughes City Park, Corner of Bonham and Tyler streets

Freedom rings proudly at Boomin' on the Fourth, where games, food vendors, a 5K, pet parade, and car show create a family-friendly bash.

mexiachamber.com

Rockport

July Fourth Activities

July 4

Little Bay and Downtown

Get in a patriotic mood as you view a patriotic boat parade at noon. The parade can be seen from downtown, but for the best views, head to Broadway adjacent to Little Bay. The Wendell Family Fireworks Show is held at dark.

rockportartcenter.com

Sweetwater

Sparks in the Park

July 4

Newman Park, 100 Jack Hazzard Drive

Enjoy this annual annual Fourth of July fireworks show and celebration.

sweetwatertexas.org

Kerrville

Robert Earl Keen's Fourth on the River

July 4

Louise Hays Park, 202 Thompson Drive

Enjoy food, vendor booths, family fun, bounce houses, face painting, the Louise Hays Park splashpad and playgrounds, and cooling off in the Guadalupe River. The free concert features Robert Earl Keen and other musical acts. Then at dusk the largest fireworks display in the Texas Hill Country fills the sky.

robertearlkeens4th.com

Fredericksburg

July Fourth Community Parade

July 4

Main Street from Washington to Bowie

Originally started in 1991 by a group of community-minded friends, this small-town patriotic parade has grown over the years to be one that is loved by locals and visitors from all over. Bring lawn chairs or use the tailgate of your truck.

fbgtxparade.org

July Fourth Fireworks Display

July 4

Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park, 432 Lady Bird Drive

The annual fireworks display is sponsored by the city of Fredericksburg and takes place from the golf course area at Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park. Bring lawn chairs and eats and drinks.

fbgtx.org

Marathon

Fourth of July Dance

July 4

Post Park , Avenue D

Marathon Volunteer Fire Department hosts the annual Fourth of July Dance at Post Park, going strong for over 100 years.

marathontexas.com/events

Jefferson

Fourth of July: Jefferson Salutes America

July 4

Downtown , Lafayette and Vale streets

At this old-fashioned Fourth of July celebration in the park, visitors can expect a pie auction, homemade ice cream contest, music, hot dogs, cool drinks, and a finale with a spectacular fireworks display reflecting in the Big Cypress Bayou.

visitjeffersontexas.com

Bandera

Fourth of July Parade and Barbecue

July 4

American Legion 410 Post, 147 Legion Drive

This Fourth of July parade is hosted by the American Legion 410 post in Lakehills, Bandera County.

alpost410.com

Pet Parade

July 4

Bandera City Park, 173 Main St.

The Cowboy Capital Pet Assistance League organizes the 26th annual Bandera Pet Parade. The free event takes place along the Medina River.

ccpal.info

Sugar Land

Red, White, and Boom

July 4

Crown Festival Park at Sugar Land, 18355 Southwest Freeway

Celebrate the Fourth of July at Crown Festival Park with patriotic family fun and activities for all ages. Each year there's a variety of great food, activities, vendor booths, live musical entertainment, and a dazzling firework display to conclude the celebration.

sugarlandtx.gov/905/red-white-and-boom

Seguin

Biggest Small Town Fourth of July Parade

July 4

Downtown Seguin, 201 S. Austin St.

This classic small-town Fourth of July parade features floats, bands, classic cars, tractors, and horses, all decked out in red, white, and blue.

visitseguin.com

Grapevine

July Fourth Extravaganza

July 4

Lake Grapevine

Celebrate America’s birthday at the 40th annual July Fourth Fireworks Extravaganza complete with spectacular fireworks set to patriotic music. Fireworks start at 9:30 p.m.

grapevinetexasusa.com/summertime-in-grapevine/july-fourth/july-4th-fireworks-extravaganza/

Bandera

Cowboy Capital Opry

July 5

Bandera County Silver Sage, 803 Buck Creek Drive

See some Grand Ole Opry-style entertainment, hosted by Gerry and Harriet Payne, and enjoy refreshments and door prizes.

silversage.org

Mason

Roundup Rodeo, Parade, and Festival

July 8-9

Heritage Park and Downtown Mason, Moody Street

Annually the second weekend in July, folks gather in Mason for rodeo events and family fun. The Roundup Parade takes place Saturday morning downtown, followed by the arts and crafts festival and Queen’s Court interviews over at Heritage Park. Saturday evening brings more rodeo events out at the arena and the crowing of the Mason County Queen.

masontxcoc.com

Sealy

Sealybration

July 8-10

BP&W Park, 1008 Main St.

The 14th annual Sealybration is a family-friendly, patriotic weekend filled with big-name entertainment, the Stars and Stripes Softball Tournament, a barbecue cookoff, 5K and 1K runs, mechanical bull riding, a carnival, and arts and crafts vendors.

sealybration.sealycommunityfoundation.com

Uvalde

Four Square Friday

July 8

Historic Downtown Uvalde, Getty Street

Enjoy late-night shopping, food, live music, and art.

mainstreetuvalde.com

Canton

Balloon Fest

July 8-9

First Monday Grounds, 800 Flea Market Lane

This festival features food and art vendors, family-fun activities, car shows, and the popular 5K glow run on Friday night. Each year the festival highlights great East Texas music with nonstop music all weekend. The stars of the show are the balloons that take off each night in a display of color. There's also a sanctioned competition by the Balloon Federation of America each morning. The event has tethered rides and full balloon rides (reserve in advance).

balloonfestcanton.com

Weatherford

Parker County Peach Festival

July 9

Historic Downtown Weatherford, 1 Courthouse Square

The 37th annual Parker County Peach Festival is shaping up to be peachy with a bounty of Parker County peaches and impressive vendors. Visitors can get their fill of homemade peach ice cream, peach cobbler, peach pie, peach tea, peach smoothies, ice cream topped with fresh peaches, or just plain ol’ juicy peaches—eaten with the fuzz. More than 200 quality arts and crafts, produce, activity, and food vendors line the historic streets of downtown, with the charming Parker County courthouse as the backdrop. This year, visitors find an even more spread out event with the festival area expanded by 25%. Pull up a seat and sit back at one of two entertainment stages where local talent performs, and don’t forget about the annual Peach Pedal Bike Ride with over 2,200 cyclists and the judged food competition that's full of peachy bites. For easy transportation to the festival, hop on one of the air-conditioned shuttles from the 9th Grade Center, Weatherford College, or Heritage Park.

peachfestivaltx.com

Taylor

Bird Expo

July 9

Williamson County Exposition Center, 5350 Bill Picket Trail NW

Shop a one-day-only expo for hundreds of birds, cages, toys, food, and many other products for sale to the public at discounted and wholesale prices.

wilcoexpo.com

Belton

Sami Art and Crafts Christmas in July

July 9-10

Bell County Expo Center, 301 West Loop 121

It's Christmas in July at the Sami Arts and Crafts show. The event is a heads-up that Christmas is just a few months away. Shoppers can find handcrafted gifts at this event that is known throughout Central Texas for variety, excellence, and affordability. Get out of the summer heat and get a head start on your holiday shopping.

samishow.com

Palacios

Poker in Palacios

July 9

Palacios Recreation Center, 2401 Perryman Ave.

The Palacios Chamber of Commerce is having their annual Poker in Palacios Texas Hold'em Series fundraiser, plus a gun raffle and live auction.

palacioschamber.com

Cedar Park

Greater Austin Comic Con

July 9-10

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

Celebrate all things pop culture. This event includes vendors, gaming competitions, cosplay contests, a superhero-themed car show, and lots of entertainment for kids. Get up close and personal with movie and TV stars, sports stars, world-renowned cosplay artists, game developers, comic book creators, and artists and writers.

greateraustincomiccon.com

Galveston

Bill Engvall Farewell Tour

July 9

The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St.

Popular stand-up comedian Bill Engvall, a Galveston native, is making one last stop in the Oleander City at The Grand 1894 Opera House as part of his farewell tour. Fans of blue-collar comedy won't want to miss this show.

thegrand.com

Temple

"¡Pleibol! In the Barrios and the Big Leagues"

July 9-Oct. 8

Temple Railroad and Heritage Museum, 315 W. Avenue B

For nearly a century, baseball has been a crucial social and cultural force in Latino communities across the United States. And, for just as long, Latino/a players have had a huge impact on the game. To celebrate this history, the Smithsonian Institution illustrates in "¡Pleibol!" how generations of Latinos/as have helped make the game what it is today. From youth and community teams to the Major League, the exhibition reveals how baseball brings people together regardless of race, class, or gender. These inspirational baseball stories reflect larger themes in American history that connect us all, on and off the diamond.

templeparks.com

Mckinney

Margarita Stroll

July 9

Downtown McKinney, 111 N. Tennessee St.

Beat the heat with in ice-cold margarita in downtown McKinney. Your ticket gets you a signature taster and a map that directs you to the margarita stops. There are 15 total stops with tastings of delicious margaritas. Also within the map are five bonus stops that have samples of a variety of items.

sbghospitality.com

Corsicana

Bike Race

July 9-10

Downtown Corsicana, 301 S. Beaton St.

It's a battle on the bricks. The 1-mile, eight-corner criterium course is renowned for its historical brick streets—a victory on Beaton Street is no small achievement. The course is extremely spectator friendly with a planned vendor market and plenty of dining and shopping opportunities for all.

visitcorsicana.com

Lampasas

Toughest 10K in Texas

July 9

Hancock Park Pavilion, 1406 US 281 S.

Runners come from all over the United States to attend this race, which is in its 42nd year and held during the annual Lampasas Spring Ho Festival. Hosted by the Lampasas Chamber of Commerce, the proceeds from this race get put back into the community. The race starts and finishes at the Hancock Park Golf Course Pavilion. The race also features a 5K and a 1-mile fun run.

runsignup.com/race/tx/lampasas/tougest10k

Kerrville

Texas Gun and Knife Show

July 9-10

Kerr County Hill Country Youth Event Center, 3785 SH 27

Vendors sell new and used guns, knives, ammo, coins, jewelry, camping gear, accessories, and merchandise for outdoorsy activities.

texasgunandknifeshows.com

Kerrville Summer Market

July 9-10

Inn of the Hills Hotel and Conference Center, 1001 Junction Highway

Vendors come from all over the state to show their art, jewelry, gourmet food, gift items, and other handiwork.

texasmarketguide.com

Sugar Land

Heritage Hike

July 9

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

This monthly historic walking tour takes you back to the time when Sugar Land was a company town, with virtually all enterprises managed by the Imperial Sugar Company or its affiliate, Sugarland Industries.

slheritage.org

Grapevine

1920s Ice Cream Social at Nash Farm

July 9

Nash Farm, 626 Ball St.

Bring the family to historic Nash Farm and cool off with a sweet treat. Enjoy old-fashioned, hand-cranked ice cream and fun activities fit for an ice cream social.

nashfarm.org

Brenham

Hot Nights Cool Tunes Concerts

July 9-30

Downtown Brenham

This outdoor concert series takes place around the square in Brenham and features a different band each Saturday evening beginning at 7 p.m.

visitbrenhamtexas.com

Boerne

Market Days

July 9-10

Main Plaza, 100 N. Main St. 

On the second weekend of the month, this market offers hundreds of festive booths displaying 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

Taylor

Taylor Rodeo

July 13-17

Williamson County Exposition Center, 5350 Bill Picket Trail NW

Since 1950, the Taylor Rodeo Association has proudly brought the Taylor Rodeo in the hometown of Bill Pickett—the legendary American cowboy that introduced bulldogging. Events include a calf scramble and steer saddling.

taylorrodeo.com

Austin

"The Masked Singer" National Tour

July 13

Bass Concert Hall, 2350 Robert Dedman Drive

Building upon the excitement of Fox’s hit reality series and family-favorite guessing game, "The Masked Singer" National Tour hits the road in 2022, featuring celebrity guest hosts from the TV show, as well as one local celebrity at every show who performs in a top-secret disguise. The audience attempts to decipher the clues to guess the identity until the local celebrity is unmasked at the end of the night. The evening also includes fan-favorite masked characters from the TV show live on stage.

texasperformingarts.org

Kerrville

Kerr Arts and Cultural Center Art Exhibits

July 14-Aug. 13

Kerr Arts and Cultural Center, 228 Earl Garrett St.

The Kerr Arts and Cultural Center presents three separate art exhibits in three separate galleries—the James Avery Gallery, Aline Cornels Gallery, and James and SJ Derby Gallery—spanning 6,500 square feet and supporting a wide variety of installations and media.

kacckerrville.com

San Angelo

"Banjara Textiles from a Private Collection"

July 14-Sept. 11

San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, 1 Love St.

This exhibition features exquisite traditional textiles made by the Banjara tribe of the Indian subcontinent.

samfa.org

"Towards a 21st Century Abstraction"

July 14-Sept. 11

San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, 1 Love St.

The San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts presents an array of contemporary artwork themed around the work of abstract artists.

samfa.org

Elgin

Sip, Shop, and Stroll

July 14

Historic Downtown Elgin

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

elgintx.com

Sugar Land

"The Masked Singer" National Tour

July 14

Get ready to unmask the craziness when the hit television show "The Masked Singer" comes to Smart Financial Centre.

smartfinancialcentre.net

Houston

Comicpalooza

July 15-17

George R. Brown Convention Center, 1001 Avenida de las Americas

Texas’ largest pop-culture festival draws fans of art, celebrity, comics, films, gaming, and literature. Comicpalooza hosts panels, autograph and photograph sessions with celebrity guests, a literature conference, film festival, and cosplay competitions, and presents special attractions, entertainment, and gaming tournaments. Shoppers can browse art and handcrafted goods from local and visiting artists in the Artist Alley and stroll through the Dealer’s Room to peruse comic books, collectibles, toys, clothing, and other niche products. Young festival-goers can immerse themselves in interactive exhibits found throughout the hall and in the Innovation Lab, while adult attendees can learn about space advancements and test new consumer technologies.

comicpalooza.com

Ennis

Quilt Show

July 15-16

Sokol, 2622 SH 34

The Creative Quilters Guild of Ellis County invites you to their annual quilt show.

visitennis.org

Mckinney

Third Monday Trade Days

July 15-17

Third Monday Trade Days, 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

Franconia's Open Mic Jamboree

July 15

Franconia Brewing, 495 McKinney Pkwy.

Play some music or just hang and enjoy awesome artists. Singers, strummers, drummers, guitar rippers, bass faces, harmonicas, raps, spoken word, comedy, declarations, and more are welcome, as the mic is open.

franconiabrewing.com

Grand Prairie

"The Masked Singer"

July 15

Texas Trust CU Theatre, 1001 Texas Trust Way

Your favorite characters from the hit television show, "The Masked Singer," are brought to life live on stage alongside surprise celebrity hosts and exciting new performances. Can you guess who's behind the mask? A mystery celebrity is unmasked in every city in this can’t-miss spectacular live show for audiences of all ages.

texastrustcutheatre.com

Port Arthur

Saltwater Anglers League of Texas Summer Classic

July 15-17

S.A.L.T. Club, T.B. Ellison Parkway

The Saltwater Anglers League of Texas' Sabine chapter is ready to focus on kid fishing. This is a family-oriented fishing tournament with more focus towards the kids every year.

facebook.com/saltclub.net

Kerrville

Concerts by the River

July 15

Louise Hays Park, 202 Thompson Drive

Bring your lawn chairs and picnic blankets and come to the park to enjoy free summer concerts along the banks of the beautiful Guadalupe River on the third Friday of June and July.

kerrvilletexascvb.com

"Last Gas"

July 15-17, 22-24, 29-31

Playhouse 2000 VK Garage Theater, 305 Washington St.

Nat Paradis is a Red Sox-loving part-time dad who manages Paradis’ Last Convenient Store, the last place to get gas (or anything) before the Canadian border in northern Maine. When an old flame returns to town, Nat gets a chance to rekindle a romance he gave up on years ago. But sparks fly as he’s forced to choose between new love and old. This play takes a hilarious and sometimes heartbreaking look at love lost and found, and what it means to “get back to happy.”

playhouse2000.com

Ingram

"Matilda the Musical"

July 15-16, 22-23, 29-30; Aug. 5-6

Hill Country Arts Foundation, 120 Point Theatre Road

Based on the children's novel by Roald Dahl, "Matilda the Musical" brings the story to life through song and dance. Matilda is a little girl with astonishing wit, intelligence, and psychokinetic powers. She’s unloved by her cruel parents but impresses her schoolteacher, the highly lovable Miss Honey.

hcaf.com

Fredericksburg

Fredericksburg Trade Days

July 15-17

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

Laredo

International Sister Cities Festival 

July 15-17

Sames Auto Arena, 6700 Arena Blvd.

Over a span of three days, the Sames Auto Arena is transformed into an indoor mercado featuring artisans from all over Mexico selling a variety of different products from leather goods, home décor, jewelry, clothing, and delicious food and candies from their native city. With an annual average of 200 exhibitors, the festival has grown tremendously over the past couple of years and hit 25,000 visitors in 2019.

visitlaredo.com/p/things-to-do/events/laredosistercitiesfestival

Rosenberg

Junk Hippy Rosenberg

July 16

Fort Bend County Fairgrounds, 4310 SH 36

Shop 150 vendors selling vintage and antique furniture, midcentury modern and retro finds, shabby-chic and rustic decor, and handmade goods. Food trucks are on site. Since 2012, Junk Hippy has welcomed well over 200,000 shoppers through its doors across Oklahoma and Texas.

facebook.com/events/460467472339105

Austin

City-Wide Vintage Sale

July 16-17

Austin's Palmer Events Center, 900 Barton Springs Road

Shop over 100 vendors for vintage clothing, midcentury modern decor, vintage art, collectibles, lighting, upcycled art, and unique finds at Austin's famous vintage paradise open since 1977.

citywidevintagesale.com

Waco

Duel on the Brazos

July 16-17

Brazos Park East , 3516 N. MLK Jr. Blvd.

See drag boats rip through the water at high speed. The Southern Drag Boat Association is one of the oldest drag boat racing organizations in the country.

sdbaracing.com/schedule

Bridgeport

Christmas in July Jeep Toy Drive

July 16

Northwest OHV Park, Halsell Street

The second annual Christmas in July Jeep Toy Drive supports the Bridgeport Police Department's Santa Cops program. See a Jeep parade, then enjoy vendors, food trucks, a toy drive, Jeep decorating contests, and live music.

cityofbridgeport.net/20/main-street

Kerrville

Hill Country Gun Show

July 16-17

Hill Country Veterans Center, 411 Meadowview

Proceeds from this gun show benefit local veterans. Find merchandise that includes new and used guns, knives, coins, cutting boards, and ammo.

gunshowtrader.com

Fredericksburg

Night in Old Fredericksburg Barbecue and Chili Cookoff

July 16

Gillespie County Fairgrounds , 530 Fair Drive

Live pari-mutuel horse racing and other activities occur throughout the day at the Lone Star Barbecue Society Barbecue Cookoff and CASI Chili Cookoff. There's plenty of cold beverages and food available.

gillespiefair.com

Bandera

Barrel Race

July 16

Mansfield Park Rodeo Arena, Park Road

Come see barrel racing at Mansfield Park presented by Riding on Faith. Watch as the talented youth show you how it's done. The divisions are Open 4D and Youth 3D.

banderacowboycapital.com/location/mansfield-park-rodeo-arena

Mesquite

Texas Haunters Convention 2022

July 16-17

Mesquite Convention Center, 1700 Rodeo Drive

Find over 35,000 square feet of space filled with family-friendly vendors, events, demonstrations, and classes targeting Halloween and cosplay enthusiasts.

texashauntersconvention.com

Sugar Land

"RuPaul's Drag Race": Werq the World Tour

July 16

Smart Financial Centre, 18111 Lexington Blvd.

The official "RuPaul’s Drag Race" World Tour returns with an all-new production for 2022. An experiment gone wrong has sent the audience spiraling through time with no way of returning to the present. Join Kameron Michaels, Rose, Vanessa Vanjie, Yvie Oddly, and all the finalists from the upcoming 14th season on a journey through iconic periods of history in hopes of finding your way back to 2022.

smartfinancialcentre.net

Friona

Cheeseburger Festival

July 16

Friona Community Center Complex, 600 W. 15th St.

Friona has embraced the cheeseburger as a food representative of its three major industries: beef, wheat, and dairy. In 2006, the first Cheeseburger Festival and Cookoff was held with Texas State Rep. Warren Chisum in attendance. Chisum encouraged the attendees to write letters asking the state to designate Friona as the Cheeseburger Capital of Texas. More than 300 letters were written, and in June 2007 Gov. Rick Perry made it official. Now, the festival is held annually on the third Saturday in July. Celebrating an American classic, this festival features 10 to 20 cheeseburger cookoff teams and plenty of food to go around. The event usually draws 2,500 to 3,000 locals and travelers alike. Last year, teams cooked 200 3-pound burgers to be judged on appearance, taste, and creativity. This year, the festival's 16th, attendees can sample burgers, visit vendors, and enjoy music at the Friona Community Center and Park.

friona-chamber.com/18-sackett-way

Brazoria

Santa Ana Ball

July 17

Brazoria Heritage Foundation Gymnasium, 208 W. Smith St.

This ball is a re-enactment of the Santa Ana Ball that was given in Brazoria at Jane Long's Tavern in 1832. The annual fundraiser for the Brazoria Heritage Foundation includes a gourmet dinner with wine and silent and live auctions.

brazoriahf.org/new

Grand Prairie

RuPaul's Drag Race Werq The World Tour

July 20

Texas Trust CU Theatre, 1001 Texas Trust Way

An experiment gone wrong has sent the audience spiraling through time with no way of returning to the present. Join Kameron Michaels, Rose, Vanessa Vanjie, Yvie Oddly, and all finalists from the upcoming 14th season on a journey through iconic periods of history in hopes of finding your way back to 2022.

texastrustcutheatre.com

Waco

Deep in the Heart Film Festival

July 21-24

Waco Hippodrome , 724 Austin Ave.

This is an unparalleled arts event, bringing filmmakers and the Waco community together to experience movies, educational sessions, and networking parties. You'll find films here from major film festivals, including Cannes, Sundance, SXSW, Tribeca, Toronto, and Austin.

deepintheheartff.com

Victoria

"The Wizard of Oz"

July 22-31

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

Theatre Victoria presents their summer musical—the classic tale of a Kansas farm girl who travels over the rainbow to a land called Oz only to discover there is no place like home.

theatrevictoria.org

Ennis

Rumble in the Jungle

July 22

Texas Motorplex, 7500 US 287

Grudge racing is a form of drag racing that involves lots of trash talk, ground rules, and racing. The only rules are the ones established before the race. Rumble in the Jungle features some of the baddest grudge racers in the country.

texasmotorplex.com

Lockhart

"Annie Get Your Gun"

July 22-Aug. 6

Gaslight Baker Theatre, 216 S. Main St.

See this sharp-shooting production of the classic Broadway musical about Annie Oakley, the best shot around who manages to support her little brother and sisters by selling the game she hunts. When she’s discovered by Col. Buffalo Bill, he persuades this novel sharpshooter to join his Wild West Show.

mygbt.org

Mcallen

Texas Hunters and Sportsman’s Expo

July 22-24

McAllen Convention Center, 700 Convention Center Blvd.

One of the largest shows of its kind, drawing in thousands of people from across South Texas as well as international visitors, the expo has been hosted for 30 years. The event has more than 275 exhibits, experienced guides and outfitters, Yeti brand equipment, featured attractions (Joe Martin’s Diamondback Rattlesnake Pit, the World Class Whitetail Head Display, and first female taxidermist Kristen Ottea), exotic wildlife ranches, major boat and RV dealers, fishing guides, and conservation groups.

texashunterassociation.com

San Angelo

National Cowboy Day

July 23

Fort Concho National Historic Landmark, 630 South Oakes St.

Celebrate the American cowboy with a skit by the Concho Cowboy Company and a talk about the American Plains Art Show currently taking place at Fort Concho.

fortconcho.com

Salado

"Salado Legends"

July 23-Aug. 6

Tablerock Festival of Salado, Inc., 409 Tablerock Road

The 29th annual "Salado Legends" is Central Texas' favorite outdoor musical drama, written by Salado resident, playwright, and lyricist Jackie Mills. "Salado Legends" was chosen by the Library of Congress to "serve as a record of Life in America during the 1850's and to preserve our nation's diverse cultural traditions for generations of Americans, present and future."

tablerock.org

Buffalo Gap

Tour de Gap

July 23

Old Settler's Reunion Grounds, 100 Vine St.

The 39th Tour de Gap bike race consists of three rides through the hills of south Taylor County with the 100K, 50K, and the 11-mile family fun ride.

tourdegap.com

Comanche

Salt, Lime, and a Good Time

July 23

Historic Comanche Square, 101 W. Central Ave.

Know how to whip up a good margarita? Now is your time to shine at this margarita-making contest at the historic Comanche square. Attendees can taste handmade mixed drinks and other delicious items.

comanchechamber.org

Bandera

National Day of the American Cowboy

July 23

Bandera Couthouse Lawn, 500 Main St.

Celebrate the National Day of the American Cowboy in Bandera, the "Cowboy Capital of the World." See gunfighters, picking circles, vendors, blacksmiths, and other frontier fun.

banderacowboycapital.com

Brownwood

Stagecoache Market Days

July 23-24

Stagecoache Event Center, 400 Old Comanche Road

Take a walk through a 1850s rock livery, see the orginal hired-hands farmhouse, and enjoy a peaceful 20-acre property that was once a historic stagecoach stop. Each month, you can support local farmers, ranchers, and area artisans by shopping at a vintage-inspired market that features art, antiques, clothing, jewelry, home décor, canned food, jams, jellies, and furnishings. The market is located in Early. Bring a lawn chair and enjoy live music, dancing, and local food.

stagecoache.com

Fredericksburg

PCAA Concerts in the Park

July 24

Marktplatz, State Highway 16 and Main Street

Spend a Sunday evening in the park at this month's concert that features a party and dance music. Bring chairs, eats, and drinks.

visitfredericksburgtx.com

Bandera

Frontier Times Jamboree

July 24

Bandera Couthouse Lawn, 510 13th St.

Bring your lawn chair and enjoy an afternoon of live music with new hosts each month at this outdoor music circle that's free to the public.

frontiertimesmuseum.org

Mckinney

Marching Music Made in McKinney

July 25-26

McKinney ISD Stadium, 4201 S. Hardin Blvd.

As a Drum Corps International (DCI) event, Marching Music Made in McKinney features a drum line competition on the first night at TUPPS Brewery, a full day's band camp for local middle school musicians, and then a regional competition/exhibition at the McKinney ISD Stadium and Community Center.

visitmckinney.com/dcimckinney

Kerrville

Heart of the Hills Golf Tournament

July 26-29

Schreiner Golf Course, 1 Country Club Land

One of the most prestigious amateur level golf tournaments contested in Texas, golfers from all over the country come to Kerrville to compete in this annual 72-hole tournament. Since its inception, the tournament has been played at the Scott Schreiner Golf Course, a par-70 course that is considered one of the state’s best municipality-operated courses.

hohkerr.com

Alpine

Viva Big Bend

July 27-31

Various locations

Viva Big Bend showcases the best of the state: extraordinary natural beauty, remarkable and talented people, an independent spirit, and an amazing culture. Approximately 55 bands and solo artists (with a wide variety of styles represented) are expected to be showcased in at least 10 venues in Alpine, Marfa, Marathon, Terlingua, and Fort Davis this year.

vivabigbend.com

San Angelo

Buffalo Soldier Anniversary Day

July 28

Fort Concho National Historc Landmark, 630 South Oakes St.

To mark the 156th anniversary of the creation of the famed Buffalo Soldier units in the U.S. Army, Fort Concho holds a flag-lowering and program.

fortconcho.com

Fredericksburg

"Legally Blonde Jr."

July 28-31

Steve W. Shepherd Theater, 1688 SH 87 South

Fredericksburg Youth Theater presents "Legally Blonde Jr.," a show based on the Reese Witherspoon-starring movie that follows the transformation of Elle Woods as she tackles stereotypes, snobbery, and scandal in pursuit of her dreams.

fredericksburgtheater.org

Naples

Watermelon Festival and Rodeo

July 29-30

Melon Patch Grounds, 100 Front St.

One of the biggest events in the area, the annual Watermelon Festival draws people from far and wide. There are watermelons aplenty, and these East Texas melons are as sweet as they come. The festival holds one of the biggest parades in northeastern Texas and includes a street dance, craft booths, a fully sanctioned PRCA rodeo, an antique car show, corn hole, horse shoes, food, and bingo.

facebook.com/naplesmelonpatch

Levelland

Junior Rodeo Cowboys Association Finals

July 29-31

Mallet Event Center, 2320 US 385 S.

The Junior Rodeo Cowboys Association (JRCA) is a nonprofit organization serving the rodeo interests of youth ages 3-19 from across the Texas Panhandle, northwest Texas, and western Oklahoma. Organized in 1998, the JRCA has enjoyed steady growth and now boasts around 200 members. ​The JRCA culminates each season with the Championship Awards Ceremony after the rodeo finals. Thousands of dollars worth of saddles, buckles, and other prizes are awarded. Every finals contestant is recognized and receives prizes.

jrcarodeo.com

Fredericksburg

Hill Country Auto Swap Meet

July 29-31

Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park, 432 Lady Bird Drive

Car enthusiasts can find just about anything at the 44th annual swap meet. A "car corral" has vintage autos for sale in various states of restoration, and among the many items for sale at the flea market are vehicles and parts, tools, auto accessories, hats, books, clothes, and various souvenirs. Concessions are also available.  

earhartproductions.com

Stafford

"The SpongeBob Musical"

July 29-31; Aug. 5-7, 12-14

Inspiration Stage, 12794 Fountain Lake Circle

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.

inspirationstage.com

Sugar Land

NOLA Nights Featuring the Zydeco Dots

July 29

Sugar Land Town Square, 2711 Plaza Drive

Come out and let authentic New Orleans music take you on a historical journey through the Crescent City tradition of live music from the Zydeco Dots, a fun-loving, hard-working Houston-based group that plays a dancin', rockin', bluesiana blend of zydeco rhythm and blues.

sugarlandtownsquare.com

Pasadena

Junk Hippy Pasadena

July 30

Campbell Hall at Pasadena Convention Center, 7601 Red Bluff Road

Shop 150 vendors at one of "Flea Market Style and Country Living Magazine"'s top vintage events. Vintage and antique furniture, retro and midcentury finds, shabby chic and rustic decor and handmade goods are all readily available. Food trucks are on site.

facebook.com/events/288887869646560

Bowie

July Jam

July 30

Bowie Community Development, 101 E. Pecan St.

Get a preview of the championship Fiddler’s Contest held at the Chicken and Bread Days Heritage Festival. Price of admission includes a mouthwatering chicken dinner with homemade breads, fiddling entertainment by some of the most talented artists around, and an auction, which includes homemade jams and desserts and other wonderful donations. Funds raised support the October Chicken and Bread Days event.

cityofbowietx.com/136/festivals-events

Galveston

Johnny Mathis in Concert

July 30

The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St.

Johnny Mathis, the "Voice of Romance," is celebrating his 66th year as a recording artist icon. Look forward to an evening filled with his music composed for stage and film, golden-era jazz standards, and contemporary pop hits.

thegrand.com

Ennis

Gunslinger Outlaw Modified Series

July 30

Big O Speedway , 3118 FM 85

Watch vehicles race on a .25-mile, semi-banked dirt track.

bigospeedway.com

Sugar Land

A.R. Rahman in Concert

July 31

Smart Financial Centre, 18111 Lexington Blvd.

Grammy Award-winning Indian composer A.R. Rahman visits Smart Financial Centre.

smartfinancialcentre.net

Austin

"Mean Girls"

Aug. 2-7

Bass Concert Hall, 2350 Robert Dedman Drive

See the musical based on the hit movie. Cady Heron may have grown up on an African savanna, but nothing prepared her for the wild and vicious ways of her strange new home: suburban Illinois. How will this naïve newbie rise to the top of the popularity pecking order? By taking on the Plastics, a trio of lionized frenemies led by the charming but ruthless Regina George. 

texasperformingarts.org

Bandera

Cowboy Capital Opry

Aug. 2

Bandera County Silver Sage, 803 Buck Creek Drive

See some Grand Ole Opry-style entertainment, hosted by Gerry and Harriet Payne, and enjoy refreshments and door prizes.

silversage.org

Temple

First Friday: Summer Sizzle

Aug. 5

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.

discoverdowntowntemple.com

Rockport

TSA Rockin' Rockport Youth Sailing Regatta

Aug. 5-7

Rockport Yacht Club, Bays of Rockport and Fulton

Rockport Yacht Club hosts the seventh annual Texas Sailing Association-sanctioned Youth Sailing Regatta. Potentially 90 boats participate, bringing sailing fans and families to the Rockport area for a weekend of nautical fun. 

rockportyachtclub.org

Kerrville

Business Expo and Home and Garden Show

Aug. 5-6

Kerr County Hill Country Youth Event Center, 3785 SH 27

Free and open to the public, come interact and network with businesses, organizations, and members of our community. Featuring over 100 booths, food trucks, and a kids' zone with bounce houses and activities to keep little ones busy all day long. There's also a Home and Garden Show, offering tips on building, home improvement, and everything else you need to improve your home and garden.

kerrvillechamber.biz

Fredericksburg

First Friday Art Walk

Aug. 5

Various locations

Participating fine art galleries remain open until 8 p.m., so visitors have time to stop by the various events and exhibits planned throughout the day and enjoy local refreshments. Just look for the galleries flying the Art Walk flag.

firstfridayartwalkfbg.com

Jefferson

Civil War Symposium

Aug. 5-6

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

This event offers presentations, exhibits, and vendors for Civil War and history buffs. The symposium focuses on Jefferson and the surrounding areas and delves into how this region played a significant role during this unique time in the country's history. Friday includes a Speakers Reception, while Saturday has a seminar and lunch.

visitjeffersontexas.com/jefferson-texas-events

Grapevine

Meme's Pickles at Nash Farm

Aug. 5

Nash Farm, 626 Ball St.

Learn to pickle cucumbers at historic Nash Farm with the last of the summer harvest. It's a great "dill" of fun.

nashfarm.org

Huntsville

Summer Genealogy Weekend

Aug. 5-6

Huntsville Public Library , 1219 13th St.

This two-day event highlights helpful genealogical records and collections. A light supper is provided on Friday and the library remain opens until 8 p.m. for further research for attendees only. A silent auction of books and genealogical materials takes place during the weekend and ends at 2 p.m. on Saturday.

myhuntsvillelibrary.com

Camp Wood

Nueces Canyon Old Settlers Reunion

Aug. 5-6

Various locations

This family-friendly event in downtown Camp Wood features a parade, live music, a rodeo, and a dance. It kicks off with a reunion of teachers and former Nueces Canyon students at Lindbergh Park, with live music by Shane Stumpf. The next day starts with a parade in downtown Camp Wood, followed by more events in Lindbergh Park including the king and queen coronation, annual pie and salsa contests, and a decades-old washer and horseshoe tournament. Vendors are on hand, selling artwork, crafts, woodwork, leatherwork, jewelry, candles, paintings, hats, baked goods, stonework, taxidermy, new clothing, handbags, and a variety of food. A rodeo and dance follows at Bruce Park on State Highway 55, 1 mile north of Camp Wood. Tickets are needed for the rodeo and dance.

nuecescanyonchamber.org

Tomball

Tomball Night

Aug. 6

Downtown Tomball, 100 Market St.

For about 50 years, Tomball Night has been bringing folks together for festive fun in downtown Tomball. The event brings in around 10,000 visitors for live music, a nighttime parade, and fireworks.

tomballchamber.org

Galveston

Bandella in Concert

Aug. 6

The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St.

Get ready for a performance that is truly "out of this world." This unique musical group, comprised of three musicians and former NASA astronauts, team up with a keyboardist and a vocalist. Bandella blends acoustic guitar, flute, stand-up bass, and airy vocals for a folksy sound.

thegrand.com

Lubbock

Buddy Holly’s 85th Birthday Celebration

Aug. 6

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

Celebrate the 85th birthday of Lubbock’s favorite son with guitarist Duane Eddy. The Buddy Holly Educational Foundation and Lubbock Entertainment Performing Arts Association give an evening of conversations and songs for Buddy Holly’s epic birthday celebration.

buddyhollyhall.com/event/buddy-hollys-85th-birthday-celebration

Temple

Family Day: Dig It!

Aug. 6

Temple Railroad and Heritage Museum, 315 W. Avenue B

Want to test your dinosaur knowledge? Or learn how ancient civilizations played music? Join along at the museum to find out what real archaeologists and paleontologist do. Discover how digging in the earth can reveal the secrets of the past.

templeparks.com

Austin

Leon Bridges in Concert

Aug. 6

Moody Center, 2001 Robert Dedman Drive

Leon Bridges’ Boundless Tour has the Grammy Award-winning R&B artist and songwriter bringing to the stage all elements of his career-spanning experiences, inspirations, and expansive catalog of songs.

moodycenteratx.com/event/leon-bridges

Bellville

Fresh Farmers and Artisan Market

Aug. 6

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

More than 30 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

Salado

Art Fair

Aug. 6-7

Salado Civic Center, 601 N. Main St.

The 56th annual Art Fair includes more than 50 artists from all over Texas. Listen to live music in the gazebo and meet and shop from an array of talented artists making ceramics, illustrations and drawings, jewelry, original paintings, photography, sculptors, stained glass, and textiles. Some artists are working on site and demonstrating their talents and techniques, so you can see them work in action. Admission is free.

salado.com

Fredericksburg

Texas Ranger Day and History Symposium

Aug. 6

Texas Rangers Heritage Center at Fort Martin Scott, 1618 E. Main St.

This day honors those who have served and those still commissioned with a two-part event featuring historians and educational programs. Texas Rangers Day includes Living History HQ Company Rangers who present reenactments that focus on the time periods of 1823 to 1960 and include Ranger Camp setups, cannon firing, and memorabilia displays.

trhc.org

Mesquite

Doggie Splash Day

Aug. 6

Vanston Pool, 2913 Oates Drive

Bring your pooch for a refreshing dip in the Vanston Pool at this annual free event that features a dog swimsuit contest, dog-paddle race, and diving contest.

visitmesquitetx.com/events/2019/doggie-splash-day

Austin

"The Inheritance: Part 1" 

Aug. 10-Sept. 24

ZACH Theatre, 202 S. Lamar Blvd.

In contemporary Manhattan, Eric and Toby are 30-somethings who seem to be very much in love and thriving. But on the cusp of their engagement, they meet an older man haunted by the past, and a younger man hungry for a future. Chance meetings lead to surprising choices as the lives of three generations interlink and collide—with explosive results.

zachtheatre.org

Dallas

"Curse of the Puerto Ricans"

Aug. 11-Aug. 27

Bishop Arts Theater, 215 S. Tyler St.

Julia Rodriguez has sacrificed everything for her family, comprised of her alcoholic father, her miserable mother, her absentee older sister, and her lively little sister. When "the one that got away" re-enters her life and asks her to run away with him to California, she begins to question if she's made a mistake. Dealing with themes of familial obligation and identity within the Hispanic community, "Curse of the Puerto Ricans" follows one family's dysfunctional Christmas celebration.

bishopartstheatre.org/theatre-series

Uvalde

"Chitty Chitty Bang Bang"

Aug. 11-14

The Uvalde Grand Opera House, 104 W. North St.

A down-on-his-luck inventor turns a broken-down Grand Prix car into a fancy vehicle for his children, and they go off on a magical fantasy adventure to save their grandfather in a far-off land.

uvaldeoperahouse.org

Elgin

Sip, Shop, and Stroll

Aug. 11

Historic Downtown Elgin

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

elgintx.com

Palacios

FishFest

Aug. 12-13

East Bay Pavillion, 300 E. Bay Blvd.

Catch some fish and have fun at FishFest. The captain's reception shrimp boil is Friday, and fishing begins Saturday with categories of Stringer, Big Fish, Texas Slam, Spot Spot, and Youth Division.

palacioschamber.com

Cedar Park

Rodeo

Aug. 12-13

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

Get ready for two nights of rodeo including bareback riding, saddle bronc riding, bull riding, calf roping, and steer wrestling.

hebcenter.com

Levelland

World Series Team Roping

Aug. 12-14

Mallet Event Center, 2320 US 385 S.

Watch team ropers compete in the championship team roping competition.

wstroping.com

Mckinney

Third Monday Trade Days

Aug. 12-14

Third Monday Trade Days, 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

Uvalde

Four Square Friday

Aug. 12

Historic Downtown Uvalde, Getty Street

Enjoy late-night shopping, food, live music, and art.

mainstreetuvalde.com

Sonora

Sutton County Days and Sonora Outlaw Rodeo

Aug. 12-13

Sutton County Park Arena and Pavillion, Crockett Street

Festivities include a parade, food vendors, craft vendors, children's activities on Saturday, rodeo performances on Saturday and Sunday, and a dance on Sunday featuring Roger Creager and Josh Ward.

sonoratexas.org

Seguin

184th Birthday

Aug. 12-13

Heritage Village, 211 E. Live Oak St.

Celebrate the founding of Seguin with a barbecue dinner, homemade ice cream, live music, and a golf tournament.

visitseguin.com

Austin

City-Wide Vintage Sale

Aug. 13-14

Austin's Palmer Events Center, 900 Barton Springs Road

Shop over 100 vendors for vintage clothing, midcentury modern decor, vintage art, collectibles, lighting, upcycled art, and unique finds at Austin's famous vintage paradise open since 1977.

citywidevintagesale.com

Grand Prairie

Hatch Chile Fest

Aug. 13

Market Square, 120 W. Main St.

Get your hot roasted Hatch chiles at Grand Prairie Farmers' Market during this annual festival that features both raw and roasted Hatch chiles sold by the pound (until 1 p.m. or sell out), live music, food, and local vendors.

grandfungp.com/farmersmarket

Fredericksburg

Live Pari-Mutuel Horse Racing

Aug. 13-14, 27-28

Gillespie County Fairgrounds, 530 Fair Drive

Come out during the summer season for exciting live horse racing at the fairgrounds’ Class 3 track. Pick your favorites for quarter horse and thoroughbred racing as well as special races, trials, and futurities.

gillespiefair.com

Sugar Land

Heritage Hike

Aug. 13

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

This monthly historic walking tour takes you back to the time when Sugar Land was a company town, with virtually all enterprises managed by the Imperial Sugar Company or its affiliate, Sugarland Industries.

slheritage.org

Boerne

Market Days

Aug. 13-14

Main Plaza, 100 N. Main St. 

On the second weekend of the month, this market offers hundreds of festive booths displaying 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

Houston

"Mean Girls"

Aug. 16-21

The Hobby Center, 800 Bagby St.

See the musical based on the hit movie. Cady Heron may have grown up on an African savanna, but nothing prepared her for the wild and vicious ways of her strange new home: suburban Illinois. How will this naïve newbie rise to the top of the popularity pecking order? By taking on the Plastics, a trio of lionized frenemies led by the charming but ruthless Regina George. 

thehobbycenter.org

Levelland

Clovis Horse Sales

Aug. 19-20

Mallet Event Center, 2320 US 385 S.

Quality horses for all types of riders are up for sale. Each sale has different events featuring various types of horses. Events can include team ropings, cow horse futurities, and ranch horse competitions.

clovishorsesales.com

Mckinney

Franconia's Open Mic Jamboree

Aug. 19

Franconia Brewing, 495 McKinney Pkwy.

Play some music or just hang and enjoy awesome artists. Singers, strummers, drummers, guitar rippers, bass faces, harmonicas, raps, spoken word, comedy, declarations, and more are welcome, as the mic is open.

franconiabrewing.com

Ingram

"The Nerd"

Aug. 19-20, 26-27; Sept. 2-3

Hill Country Arts Foundation, 120 Point Theatre Road

This side-splitting comedy about a guest who overstays his welcome was written by Larry Shue. It first premiered in 1981 at the Milwaukee Repertory Theater before moving to London's West End and then Broadway in New York.

hcaf.com

Fredericksburg

Fredericksburg Trade Days

Aug. 19-21

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

"Forever Plaid"

Aug. 19-21, 26-28

Steve W. Shepherd Theater, 1688 SH 87 South

Fredericksburg Theater Company presents a production of the smash hit musical that is an affectionate homage to the close-harmony "guy groups" that reached the height of popularity in the 1950s. Featuring 29 popular songs, such as “Three Coins in the Fountain,” “16 Tons,” and “Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing.”

fredericksburgtheater.org

Bowie

Outdoor Expo

Aug. 20

Bowie Community Center, 413 Pelham St.

Find all things outdoors at this expo, hosted by The Ranch 95.9 FM radio station. Gear for hunting, fishing, camping, boating, ATVs, and RVs are found here, in addition to refreshments, food trucks, and entertainment.

959theranch.com

Van Horn

Mountain View Golf Tournament

Aug. 20-21

Mountain View Municipal Golf Course, 1000 Golf Course Drive

Have fun during a two-day, two-man tourney with barbecue.

vanhorntexas.org

Temple

Touch-a-Truck

Aug. 20

Reuben D. Talasek Bend of the River, 7915 S. General Bruce Drive

Who wouldn't love to climb aboard a fire truck or big rig? Touch-a-Truck provides a unique opportunity for children of all ages to explore and climb on vehicles of all types, all in one place.

templeparks.com

Grand Prairie

Lost '80s Live

Aug. 20

Texas Trust CU Theatre, 1001 Texas Trust Way

Relive all of your favorite '80s tunes performed by the artists you know and remember. Artists include A Flock of Seagulls, Wang Chung, and Missing Persons.

texastrustcutheatre.com

Galveston

AIA Sandcastle Contest and Viewing

Aug. 20-21

East Beach , 1923 Boddeker Drive

Now in its 35th year, the Sandcastle Contest pits more than 80 teams of architects against each other to sculpt the best creations. On Sunday, the castles remain for public viewing without the crowds.

visitgalveston.com

Bryan

Friends of the Library Book Sale

Aug. 20-21

Clara B. Mounce Library, 201 E. 26th St.

From history to mystery, choose from thousands of books at this more-than-50-year-old book sale. Shop hard backs and paper backs in good condition and at excellent prices.

friendsbcs.org

Huntsville

Touch a Truck

Aug. 24

Downtown Huntsville, 1203 University Ave.

Touch a Truck is a great event for kids to climb on, learn about, and discover their favorite big trucks and vehicles, such as police vehicles, construction trucks, and fire trucks.

huntsvillemainstreet.com

Fredericksburg

Gillespie County Fair

Aug. 25-28

Gillespie County Fairgrounds and Exhibition Hall, 530 Fair Drive

The oldest continuous county fair in Texas marks its 134th year. Enjoy four big days filled with fun events, including a carnival and midway, fair food, livestock judging, agricultural and household exhibits, arts and crafts, antique tractor shows, live music and dancing, and live pari-mutuel horse racing.

gillespiefair.com

Gillespie County Fair Parade

Aug. 26

Main Street from Washington to Edison

One of the Texas Hill Country’s biggest parades has more than 200 units, marches down Main Street, and kicks off the 134th annual Gillespie County Fair. Bring chairs and arrive early.

gillespiefair.com

Galveston

Esports Summit

Aug. 26-28

Galveston Island Convention Center, 5600 Seawall Blvd.

Look, learn, and participate in the fastest-growing entertainment industry in the world. Participants can see new technology and games and meet game celebrities.

galvestonesports.com

Albany

CareFest

Aug. 27

Happy Wife Happy Life Weddings and Events Venue, 999 FM 1084

A one-day music festival benefits six communities in the Big Country. Come experience scenic views while enjoying the best that Texas country music has to offer. Bring your cooler and a chair, get some grub from one of the food trucks, and enjoy the day with family and friends. This year’s acts include the Read Southall Band, Giovannie and the Hired Guns, and special guest Kevin Fowler. Up-and-comers that have been added to the lineup include Slade Coulter and Jacob Steely. Braden Davis, a local talent in Albany, is opening up the festival.

facebook.com/resourcecare

Ennis

Gunslinger Outlaw Modified Series

Aug. 27

Big O Speedway , 3118 FM 85

Watch vehicles race on a .25-mile, semi-banked dirt track.

bigospeedway.com

Mckinney

MillHouse Summer ArtFest

Aug. 27-28

MillHouse McKinney at the Cotton Mill, 610 Elm, Suite 1000

Beat the heat with art, wine, food, and fun. Explore juried art (indoors) by local artisans showcased against the grandeur of century-old architecture. Featured artists offer acrylic, oil, watercolor, pottery, and jewelry. Pit Pals Barbecue and other vendors bring delicious food. The facility is large and spacious with plenty of room to browse, shop, and relax with family and friends. Proceeds benefit the MillHouse Foundation to support small businesswomen in creative fields.

millhousefoundation.org/artfest

Kerrville

River Roadster Show

Aug. 27

Louise Hays Park, 202 Thompson Drive

This free event is open to cars of all sizes, colors, and speeds. Bring the family out to enjoy a beautiful night under the stars with cars, music, food, and fun. You don’t need a hot rod or classic to enjoy the fun. There's also live music and sweet treats available for purchase.

kerrvilletx.gov/1626/kerrville-river-roadster-show

Stonewall

113th Birthday Celebration for President Lyndon B. Johnson

Aug. 27

LBJ State and National Historical Parks, Stonewall

The National Park Service hosts the annual wreath-laying ceremony at President Johnson’s gravesite on the LBJ Ranch at 10 a.m. Throughout the day, the LBJ State Park invites visitors to participate in old-time games at the Sauer-Beckmann Living History Farm. Birthday cake is served at 1 p.m. at the state park’s visitor center. 

nps.gov/lyjo

Brownwood

Stagecoache Market Days

Aug. 27-28

Stagecoache Event Center, 400 Old Comanche Road

Take a walk through a 1850s rock livery, see the orginal hired-hands farmhouse, and enjoy a peaceful 20-acre property that was once a historic stagecoach stop. Each month, you can support local farmers, ranchers, and area artisans by shopping at a vintage-inspired market that features art, antiques, clothing, jewelry, home décor, canned food, jams, jellies, and furnishings. The market is located in Early. Bring a lawn chair and enjoy live music, dancing, and local food.

stagecoache.com

Fredericksburg

PCAA Concerts in the Park

Aug. 28

Marktplatz, State Highway 16 and Main Street

The free Sunday evening concert this month features traditional country music. Bring your chairs, eats, and drinks.

visitfredericksburgtx.com

Bandera

Barrel Race

Aug. 28

Mansfield Park Rodeo Arena, Park Road

Come see barrel racing at Mansfield Park presented by Riding on Faith. Watch as the talented youth show you how it's done. The divisions are Open 4D and Youth 3D.

banderacowboycapital.com/location/mansfield-park-rodeo-arena

Frontier Times Jamboree

Aug. 28

Bandera Couthouse Lawn, 510 13th St.

Bring your lawn chair and enjoy an afternoon of live music with new hosts each month at this outdoor music circle that's free to the public.

frontiertimesmuseum.org

Brownwood

"Eclectic World of Boyd Harris"

Sept. 1-29

Brownwood Art Center, 215 Fisk Ave.

The Brownwood Art Center features artist Boyd Harris during the month of September. He uses a variety of mediums including photography, pottery, and acrylics.

brownwoodart.org

Wichita Falls

After Hour Artwalk

Sept. 1

Downtown

Artists and musicians are invited to share their talent with the community during the After Hours Artwalk. Downtown businesses stay open late for shopping and dining. It is an evening full of great energy, community, and support for artists and local businesses.

downtownwf.com/after-hours-artwalk

Kerrville

"Laugh Therapy: a Comedy Zone Experience"

Sept. 1

Arcadia Live Theater, 717 Water St.

This is the fifth show in a six-month comedy series on the first Thursday of every month at the Arcadia Live Theater. Kristin Linder and Jerry Wayne Longmire bring the laughs for this installment.

thearcadialive.org

Temple

First Friday: Labor Day Celebration

Sept. 2

Downtown Temple, Main Street

On the first Friday of every month, historic downtown Temple transforms into a giant party. Join along for live music and performances, great drinks, delicious food, and after-hours shopping.

downtowntemple.com

Grand Prairie

Labor Day Weekend at Epic Waters

Sept. 2-5

Epic Waters Indoor Waterpark, 2970 Epic Place

Epic Waters Indoor Waterpark invites you to join along for a three-day weekend celebration complete with live entertainment and interactive activities.

epicwatersgp.com

Fredericksburg

First Friday Art Walk

Sept. 2

Various locations

Participating fine art galleries remain open until 8 p.m. so visitors have time to explore the various events and exhibits planned throughout the day and enjoy local refreshments. Just look for the galleries flying the Art Walk flag.

visitfredericksburgtx.com

Vereins Quilt Guild Show

Sept. 2-3

Fredericksburg United Methodist Church, 1800 N. Llano St.

"Quilted Fields of Dreams" is the theme of the 11th biennial judged quilt show, featuring over 100 quilts, old-fashioned bed turning, vendors, boutiques, scissor sharpening, a tea room, and a prize quilt drawing.

vereinsquiltguild.org

"My, Myself, and Shirley"

Sept. 2-4

Steve W. Shepherd Theater, 1668 US 87 South

Fredericksburg Theater Company presents this show featuring Cindy Williams. Best known for her iconic role as Shirley Feeney in the hit television series "Laverne and Shirley," Williams shares her memories and hilarious backstage tales covering a lifetime in entertainment.

fredericksburgtheater.org

Alpine

Plein Air Paint Out

Sept. 2-4

Gallery on the Square, 115 W. Holland Ave.

Gather in the great outdoors with other painters who set out to capture the gorgeous Big Bend landscape.

bigbendartscouncil.org

Bandera

Western Heritage Music Festival

Sept. 2-4

11th Street Cowboy Bar, 307 11th St.

Listen to great musicians and entertainers all weekend long at the "biggest little bar in Texas." Past festivals have included performances by Mickey Gilley, Johnny Lee, Johnny Rodriguez, and T.G. Sheppard.

11thstreetcowboybar.com

New Braunfels

Friday Afternoon Club at Gruene Hall

Sept. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; Oct. 6, 14, 21, 28

Gruene Hall, 1281 Gruene Road

A Gruene Hall tradition, now in its 24th year, where hipsters, oldsters, suits, locals and drifters mix it up to start their weekend rite (pun intended). This quintessential Friday happy hour celebrates the warmer weather with 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

Palestine

Piney Woods Express Steam

Sept. 2-4

Texas State Railroad, Palestine Depot, 789 Park Road 70

The casual grace of train travel never goes out of style. A historic steam locomotive is the muscle that pulls the cars representing a bygone form of notable travel. Five different accommodations are offered to savor the Texas State Railroad experience: Caboose, Presidential, Observation Dome, First Class and Open-Air Coach.

texasstaterailroad.net

Granbury

Labor Day Weekend Celebrations and Lighted Boat Parade

Sept. 3-5

Historic Granbury Square and Lake Granbury, 201 E. Pearl St.

Kick off Labor Day weekend in Granbury with sidewalk sales along the square and the Lighted Boat Parade on Sunday. Dozens of boats travel from bridge to bridge for this beautiful spectacle.

visitgranbury.com/events/annual-events/labor-day-weekend

Temple

Family Day: Outer Space Day

Sept. 3

Temple Railroad and Heritage Museum, 315 W. Avenue B

Have you ever wondered what is beyond the solar system? Come out for a day of space exploration. Join in for a chance to learn more about the planets and other mysteries of the stars.

templeparks.com

Grand Prairie

Robert Plant and Alison Krauss in Concert

Sept. 3

Texas Trust CU Theatre, 1001 Texas Trust Way

Multi-Grammy Award-winning artists Robert Plant and Alison Krauss join forces for a night of songs. In 2007, Plant and Krauss released "Raising Sand," one of the most acclaimed albums of the 21st century. Now, after fourteen years, the two icons return with "Raise the Roof," a dozen songs from a range of traditions and styles that extend this remarkable collaboration in new and thrilling directions.

texastrustcutheatre.com/events/detail/?event_id=430472

Mckinney

Dinosaurs Live!

Sept. 3, 2022-Feb. 20, 2023

Heard Natural Science Museum and Wildlife Sanctuary, 1 Nature Place

Encounter the 46-foot tall T-Rex and 10 new life-size animatronic dinosaurs along the nature trails at the 16th annual exhibit. The exhibit always gives families and friends a fun, educational activity to enjoy together. See the dinosaurs move and hear them roar. An outdoor fossil dig is available for kids. The dinosaur trail is great for jogging strollers, but not suitable for strollers with small wheels or wheelchairs.

heardmuseum.org/dinosaurs-live

Bellville

First Saturday Market

Sept. 3

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

Fresh Farmers and Artisan Market

Sept. 3

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 and supports local farmers, ranchers, and area artisans in this small town full of Texas charm.

discoverbellville.com

Bulverde

Saturday Night Rodeo

Sept. 3, 10, 17, 24

Tejas Rodeo Company, 401 Obst Road

The family-friendly rodeo and live music series takes place each Saturday through the last weekend in November. After the rodeo, guests can enjoy live music and dancing. Beer, wine, cocktails, and soft drinks are served throughout the rodeo grounds, as well as delicious Texas barbecue, tacos, steak, burgers, and other foods.

tejasrodeo.com

Fredericksburg

Pride in the Pacific Living History Reenactment

Sept. 3, Oct. 29

National Museum of the Pacific War Pacific Combat Zone, 508 E. Austin St.

This one-of-a-kind program, taking place four Saturdays a year, features a battle reenactment complete with period vehicles and weaponry from both sides of the War in the Pacific.

pacificwarmuseum.org

Doss

VFD Fish Fry

Sept. 3

Doss Fire Station, 14500 N. Ranch Road 783

The 39th annual Doss Volunteer Fire Department fish fry includes delicious golden fried catfish and all the trimmings, served up every year on the Saturday before Labor Day at the Doss Fire Station's annual fundraiser.

dossvfd.org

Alpine

Big Bend Gun and Knife Show

Sept. 3-4

Pete P. Gallego Center, 400 N. Harrison St.

The Alpine Lions Club sponsors this annual gun and knife show. Bring used eyeglasses for $1 off admission.

e-clubhouse.org/sites/alpinetx

Bandera

Cowboys On Main

Sept. 3, 10, 17, 24

Downtown Bandera, Main Street

Enjoy free cowboy fun in downtown Bandera. Listen to a chuckwagon storyteller, hop on a saddle-broke Longhorn, or take a horse-drawn wagon tour of Bandera. Most Saturdays, the Bandera Cattle Company Gunfighters perform gun battle reenactments at "Rattlesnake Ridge" behind the Convention and Visitors Bureau.

banderabusiness.com

Celebrate Bandera Round-up

Sept. 3-4

Mansfiled Park and Main Street, 2886 SH 16 N. and 500 Main St.

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

banderacowboycapital.com

Brownwood

Stagecoache Market Days

Sept. 3-4

Stagecoache Event Center, 400 Old Comanche Road

Take a walk through a 1850s rock livery, see the orginal hired-hands farmhouse, and enjoy a peaceful 20-acre property that was once a historic stagecoach stop. Each month, you can support local farmers, ranchers, and area artisans by shopping at a vintage-inspired market that features art, antiques, clothing, jewelry, home décor, canned food, jams, jellies, and furnishings. The market is located in Early. Bring a lawn chair and enjoy live music, dancing, and local food.

stagecoache.com

Kerrville

Kerr County Market Days and Hill Country Swap Meet

Sept. 3

Kerr County Hill Country Youth Event Center, 3785 SH 27

Every month, Market Days features artists and crafters specializing in original handcrafted items. Hill Country Swap Meet is a monthly community garage sale/flea market.

kerrmarketdays.org

Palestine

ArtWalk

Sept. 3

Downtown , 400 N. Queen St.

Starting at historic Redlands Hotel, this event lets you explore historic downtown Palestine while admiring local artistic creations. Meet artists of various mediums and peruse through downtown shops and boutiques.

facebook.com/dogwoodartscouncil

Jefferson

Special Labor Day Train

Sept. 3

Historic Jefferson Railway, 400 E. Austin St.

Celebrate Labor Day at the Historic Jefferson Railway. The train ride includes a stop at Diamond Don Gator Pit for alligator feeding. Come see the Support Our Troops display that honors the United States Military. Active Military personnel ride free.

jeffersonrailway.com

Boerne

Black Rifle Block Party

Sept. 3

Black Rifle Coffee Co., 101 S. Main St.

At this family-friendly event, enjoy live music, a car show, and food and beverages from participating businesses.

ci.boerne.tx.us

Troy

Farmers Market and Arts and Crafts

Sept. 4

John Q. Thompson Pavilion , 201 E. Main St.

An outdoor market brings local foods, handmade crafts, art, small business products, and services in a park-like setting. Off-street parking and public bathrooms are available.

cityoftroy.us

Atlanta

Moonlight Madness

Sept. 4

Downtown Atlanta, 101 N. East St.

The annual Moonlight Madness sale is an evening of shopping, specials, and activity in the streets of downtown Atlanta. Businesses stay open late, there's a local fashion show, plus live music and vendors.

New Berlin

Sausage Festival

Sept. 4

New Berlin Community Center, 8815 Farm to Market Road 775

At the 71st annual Sausage Festival, attendees can eat homemade sausage, play bingo, enter a raffle, shop at a country store, let children play games, and then dance the night away to music by Clint Taft and the Buckwild Band.

facebook.com/nbtxsausagefest

Tarpley

Labor Day Barbecue and Parade

Sept. 4

Tarpley Volunteer Fire Department, 264 Valentine Lane

Tarpley Volunteer Fire Department sponsors this event that includes a Labor Day parade, barbecue, raffle, and auction.

tarpleyvfd.org

Boerne

Axiom String Quartet in Concert

Sept. 4

Cave Without a Name Throne Room, 325 Kreutzberg Road

Join the Axiom String Quartet on a musical journey of Nordic traditions and dances featuring music from the acclaimed album “Last Leaf” by the Danish String Quartet.

cavewithoutaname.com

Burleson

Lynn Smith Labor Day Monday Classic Car Show

Sept. 5

Lynn Smith Chevrolet, 925 N. Burleson Blvd.

Lynn Smith Chevrolet celebrates the end of summer with some of the best classic cars in Texas. More than sixty awards are given out, including Best of Show, Sponsor's Choice, Under Construction, Special Interest, Late Model, Rat Rod, and Cycle. Push it, pull it, or tow it in and you'll get registered. This event is free to the public.

ddrockinrods.com

Plano

Labor Day Pool Party

Sept. 5

The Texas Pool, 901 Springbrook Drive

Celebrate the last day of summer and play traditional pool games at a Texas Pool party on Labor Day. Coolers with food and nonalcoholic beverages are allowed.

visitplano.com/event/labor-day-pool-party

Lubbock

Buddy Holly’s Birthday Bash

Sept. 7

Buddy Holly Center, 1801 Crickets Ave.

Celebrate the 86th birthday of Lubbock’s favorite son, Buddy Holly, with music, birthday cake, and screenings of "Buddy Holly: Rave On" at the Buddy Holly Center.

lubbock.tx.us/departments/buddy-holly-center/events

Korn and Evanescence in Concert

Sept. 7

United Supermarkets Arena, 1701 Indiana Ave.

Join Lubbock’s rock station FMX for its 41st birthday with a performance by rock bands Korn and Evanescence.

depts.ttu.edu/unitedsupermarketsarena/events/special/2022-korn-and-evanescence.php

Jefferson

AHRMA International Vintage Motocross

Sept. 7-11

Diamond Don's Rv Park and Events Center, 1602 SH 49 East

Diamond Don's annual motocross event is a nonstop weekend full of motocross adventure and legends. There's a charity golf outing on Wednesday, followed by a dual sport adventure ride on Thursday. Friday events include the cross country and vintage trials. Then the big races on Saturday and Sunday with motocross legends like Brad Lackey, Steve Wise, and Kevin Windham.

diamonddonempire.com

San Angelo

"Working on the Railroad"

Sept. 8-11

Railway Museum of San Angelo, 703 S. Chadbourne St.

Experience a historical play about the life and work of Arthur Stilwell, the railroad magnate of San Angelo. Enjoy champagne and heavy appetizers under the stars on the platform following the performance.

sanangelorailway.org

San Antonio

"Tangible/Nothing"

Sept. 8, 2022-April 29, 2023

Ruby CIty, 150 Camp St.

As the first reinstallation of Ruby City's permanent collection since the contemporary art center opened in 2019, the exhibition features some 40 works by artists with Texas roots, such as Rick Lowe, Dario Robleto, Alejandro Diaz, Adam Schreiber, Katie Pell, and Chuck Ramirez, as well other national and international artists. Many works represent apparent voids, vestiges of what’s missing, or subjects not pictured–a pair of arms bereft of a body, a woman represented only by her purse, or Miss America seen only as a bobbing crown. Other works represent or incorporate mundane, everyday objects that stand in for big ideas. Admission is free.

rubycity.org

Elgin

Sip, Shop, and Stroll

Sept. 8

Historic Downtown Elgin , 109 Depot St.

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.

elgintx.com

Austin

The Killers in Concert

Sept. 9

Moody Center, 2001 Robert Dedman Drive

The Killers head back on the road to celebrate both their "Pressure Machine" and "Imploding the Mirage" albums, along with their much-loved catalogue of global hits. There is a special guest appearance by English musician Johnny Marr as well.

moodycenteratx.com/event/the-killers

San Angelo

Cowboy Gathering

Sept. 9-10

First Financial Pavilion, 50 E. 43rd St.

Celebrate the cowboy way of life at this two-day traditional country and Western swing music festival. Fifteen bands perform over the weekend, including Jake Hooker and the Outsiders, Jody Nix and the Texas Cowboys, Jeff Woolsey and the Dancehall Kings, Darrell McCall, and Tony Booth. Auctions and raffles benefit the San Angelo House of Faith charity. There's also a cowboy church service, concessions, and vendors.

sanangelocowboygathering.com

Hearne

Crossroads Sand Sculpting Competition

Sept. 9-10

Hearne Depot Grounds , 39 W. Ninth St.

The beach comes to Hearne as master sand sculptors head to this sand-sculpting competition. Craft and food vendors are present, and there's live music. Watch as the sculptors build their masterpieces. Kids and adults can also get their hands in the sand and learn how it all happens.

hearnechambertx.com

Austin

Zilker Relays

Sept. 9

Zilker Park , 2207 Lou Neff Road

In this 10-mile team race, each participant runs a 2.5 mile loop from one central festival/transition area. The team concept of the Zilker Relays is not unique, but the combination of a relay, festival home base, drinks, and music make this experience a favorite for runners of all calibers and ages.

zilkerrelays.com

Brownwood

"Noises Off"

Sept. 9-18

Brownwood Lyric Theatre, 318 Center Ave.

Called “the funniest farce ever written,” "Noises Off" presents a manic menagerie of itinerant actors rehearsing a flop called "Nothing’s On." Doors slamming, on and offstage intrigue, and an errant herring all figure into the plot of this hilarious and classically comical play.

brownwoodlyrictheatre.com/tickets.html

Fairfield

Big T Memorial Barbecue Cookoff

Sept. 9-10

WL Moody Reunion Fairgrounds , 839 E. Commerce St.

Organized by the Golden Circle Special Needs Association to support the organization, all money raised goes to support people with special needs in the areas of Freestone, Limestone, Navarro, Anderson, and Leon counties. The cookoff features a state championship Lone Star Barbecue Society-sanctioned competition in chicken, brisket, and pork spare ribs. There is also the Cook's Choice and Beans Jackpot categories, as well as the popular Kid's Cookoff Challenge. Anyone can enter the competition, and there are family-friendly activities to enjoy as well.

bigtmemorial.com

Fredericksburg

Fall Planting Days

Sept. 9-11

Wildseed Farms, 100 Legacy Drive

Head to Wildseed Farms for daily lectures and demonstrations by founder and president John R. Thomas, who teaches techniques for successful and timely wildflower planting.

wildseedfarms.com

New Braunfels

The Bacon Brothers in Concert

Sept. 9

Gruene Hall, 1281 Gruene Road

Bound by blood and a mutual love of American roots music, the Bacon Brothers (Erato, Michael and Kevin Bacon) have spent the past quarter-century in a creative whirl, funneling their shared DNA into a genre-bending sound. They call that sound “Forosoco”—a blend of folk, rock, soul, and country influences—and it’s taken the siblings across the world, from shows in Japan to performances at American landmarks like Carnegie Hall and the Grand Ole Opry.

gruenehall.com

Wichita Falls

"Beauty and the Beast"

Sept. 9-10, 16-18, 23-25, 30; Oct. 1

The Wichita Theatre, 919 Indiana Ave.

See the Broadway musical based on the classic fairy tale and animated film, with fantastical costumes and sets and entertainment for the entire family.

wichitatheatre.com

Palestine

Piney Woods Express Diesel

Sept. 9-30

Texas State Railroad, Palestine Depot, 789 Park Road 70

The casual grace of train travel never goes out of style. A diesel locomotive is the muscle that pulls the cars representing a bygone form of notable travel. Five different accommodations are offered to savor the Texas State Railroad experience: Caboose, Presidential, Observation Dome, First Class and Open-Air Coach.

texasstaterailroad.net

The Historic Bower Mansion Ghost Hunt

Sept. 9-10, Oct. 28-29

Historic Bower's Mansion, 301 S. Magnolia St.

Until recently, no other paranormal group has been able to investigate this Texas Historic Landmark, and somewhat of a local legend.

hauntedrooms.com/texas/ghost-hunts/historic-bowers-mansion-palestine-tx 

Wines in the Pines

Sept. 9

Texas State Railroad, Palestine Depot, 789 Park Road 70

The train departs the Palestine Railroad Depot, and passengers go on a journey through the Piney Woods of East Texas while sampling the fine wines of Red 55 Winery, located in Lindale. Wine samplings are paired with appetizers that complement each wine. The train makes its way to Rusk Railroad Depot, guided by the moonlight, where it stops and guests have dinner.

texasstaterailroad.net

Caldwell

Kolache Festival

Sept. 10

Downtown Caldwell, 100 W. Buck St.

Celebrate the revitalization of Czech heritage. Learn Czech philosophy, dance to polka music, and sing along to traditional tunes. There is an arts and crafts show, authentic Czech foods, the kolache eating contest, kolache baking championship, a 5K Kolache Krunch run, a car show, tractor show, and fun for kids.

burlesoncountytx.com/kolache-fest

Austin

City-Wide Vintage Sale

Sept. 10-11

Palmer Events Center, 900 Barton Springs Road

Shop over 100 vendors for vintage clothing, midcentury modern decor, vintage art, collectibles, lighting, upcycled art, and unique finds at Austin's famous vintage paradise open since 1977.

citywidevintagesale.com

Belton

Sami Arts and Crafts Marketplace

Sept. 10-11

Bell County Expo Center, 301 West Loop 121

The Fall Season brings out crafters and artisans with unique and varied products for the upcoming holiday seasons. Halloween and Thanksgiving decor begin to appear among the woodcrafts, floral designs, women and children's boutiques, jewelers, and unusual varieties of arts and crafts.

samishow.com

Harker Heights

Food, Wine, and Brew Fest

Sept. 10

Harker Heights Community Park, 1501 E. FM 2410

Sponsored by the Harker Heights Chamber of Commerce, the 14th annual Harker Heights Food, Wine, and Brew Festival returns with all your favorite wines, craft brews, live music, and vendors. This is Harker Heights' biggest festival of the year.

hhfoodandwine.com

Kingwood

In A Pickle Festival

Sept. 10

Kingwood Town Center Park, 8 N. Main St.

Created in 2019 to bring some fun and liveliness back to Kingwood after Hurricane Harvey, this festival, which also brings awareness to Hunter Syndrome, attracts up to 10,000 people each year. The event features an average of 75 unique crafters plus food trucks and vendors that carry at least one pickle-related item, such as pickle pizza, pickle ice cream, pickle desserts, fried pickles, pickle beer, and pickle lemonade. Activities include pickle-eating and juice-drinking competitions for kids and adults, a pickle home-canning contest for the public, free entertainment for kids, local live bands, and a mechanical bull.

facebook.com/getyourselfinapickle

Monahans

Desert Reflections Car Show

Sept. 10

Hill Park, Fourth and Calvin streets

See spiffed-up cars at this annual car show, where trophies are awarded for the best of the best. There are also vendors on site.

Llano

Llano County Wild Game Dinner

Sept. 10

John L. Kuykendall Event Center and Arena, 2200 RR 152 W.

Enjoy a benefit dinner hosted by the Llano County Junior Livestock Show Association. Along with dinner, there is a raffle with numerous items up for grabs.

facebook.com/llano-county-wild-game-dinner-247662188951608

San Angelo

Second Saturday

Sept. 10

Railway Museum of San Angelo, 703 S. Chadbourne St.

The museum’s kid-sized, motorized train chugs around the grounds. There are living history tours, vendor booths, food trucks, and a new treasure hunt to help people discover the depot’s secrets.

sanangelorailway.org/second-satturday

La Grange

Ray Prim and Suzanna Choffel in Concert

Sept. 10

The Bugle Boy, 1051 N. Jefferson St.

Austin singer-songwriters swap songs at one of the best listening rooms in Texas: a converted WWII Army barrack turned concert venue. Wine, beer, sodas, root beer floats, and Topo Chico is available.

thebugleboy.org/tickets

Ennis

Patriot Day Barbecue Bash

Sept. 10

Downtown Ennis, 302 N. Dallas St.

Sanctioned by the Outlaw Barbecue Association, this barbecue competition features brisket, pork ribs, and chicken categories.

ennis-chamber.com

Temple

Dueling Pianos

Sept. 10

Sam Farrow Lions Park Amphitheater , 4320 Lions Park Road

Combine two sharp-witted, incredibly talented musicians on a stage, then add in a crowd of people and the result is an evening of fast, funny, and unforgettable entertainment.

templeparks.com/specialevents

Grand Prairie

Disney Junior Live on Tour: Costume Palooza

Sept. 10

Texas Trust CU Theatre, 1001 Texas Trust Way

Don't miss your favorite Disney Junior characters and favorite Marvel superheroes singing, dancing, and doing impressive acrobatics across the stage.

texastrustcutheatre.com/events/detail/?event_id=434454

Brenham

Washington County Fair

Sept. 10-17

Washington County Expo Center, 1305 Blue Bell Road

Established in 1868, the Washington County Fair is the first and oldest county fair held in Texas. Enjoy a variety of events including concerts, rodeos, livestock shows, arts and craft shows, special attractions, a carnival, and commercial exhibits.

washingtoncofair.com

Mckinney

Trolley Tour

Sept. 10

Chestnut Square Heritage Village, 315 S. Chestnut

Experience the historic district in downtown McKinney on a charming trolley with a trained docent. This tour features the buildings and homes of the commercial and residential historic district. While enjoying the architecture, you’ll hear about some of the significant people who made their mark in McKinney.

chestnutsquare.org/tours

Second Saturday Karaoke and Open Mic

Sept. 10

Filtered Coffee Shop, 218 E. Louisiana

The Filtered Coffee Shop stage comes alive with Second Saturday Karaoke and Open Mic. All singers and musicians of all ages are welcome.

getmefiltered.com

Beeville

Michael Kennaugh Exhibition

Sept. 10-Dec. 17

Beeville Art Museum, 401 E. Fannin

Abstract artist Michael Kennaugh's work is exhibited, including selected paintings and sculptures.

bamtexas.org

Bartlett

Metaphysical Night Gallery and Paranormal Tour

Sept. 10

Common Space , 138 Clark St.

Bring your passion for ghosts, lore, and curiosities to the ghost town of Bartlett, Texas. Tour the Night Gallery full of oddities and spooky art booths, shop from vendors, and expect light refreshments. Join the voices from beyond the grave on a ghost walk through the haunted historic town of Bartlett.

austinghosttours.com/downtown-bartlett-ghost-walk

Sherman

Hispanic Heritage Festival

Sept. 10

Sherman Municipal Grounds, 405 N. Rusk St.

Celebrate the Texoma region’s Hispanic heritage at this festival that features live music and entertainment, food vendors selling authentic cuisine from different countries, and activities that celebrate Hispanic culture.

shermantx.org

Luckenbach

LuckenRod Classic Car Show

Sept. 10

Luckenbach , 412 Luckenbach Town Loop

Enjoy classic cars and a live music festival featuring rockabilly and honky tonk bands.

luckenbachtexas.com

Bandera

Riding on Faith Cowboy Capital Bull Bash

Sept. 10

Mansfiled Park, 2886 SH 16 North

Come see the International Mini Bullriding Association's qualifying series with open bull riding and mutton bustin'.

ridingonfaithrodeo.com

Riding on Faith Barrel Racing

Sept. 10

Mansfiled Park, 2886 SH 16 North

See barrel racing presented by Riding on Faith at Mansfield Park. Watch as the talented youth show the adults how it's done.

ridingonfaithrodeo.com

Mesquite

Mesquite Symphony Orchestra Fall Concert

Sept. 10

Mesquite Arts Center, 1527 N. Galloway Ave.

The Mesquite Symphony Orchestra presents its annual fall concert. This year's show, "West Side Rhapsody," includes "Inner City Rhapsody" by Quinn Mason, "Rhapsody in Blue" by George Gershwin, and "Symphonic Dances" from "West Side Story" by Leonard Bernstein.

mesquitesymphony.org

New Braunfels

Gruene 10K

Sept. 10

Gruene Historic District

Participants enjoy a leisurely or competitive run through the Texas Hill Country with medals for each age group. There's a post-race social with food and beer for all participants. Sponsored by the New Braunfels Running Club and benefiting a local New Braunfels’ charity.

athleteguild.com/running/new-braunfels-tx/2022-gruene-10k5k

Huntsville

Antique Show

Sept. 10-11

Walker County Fairgrounds, 3925 SH 30

Find an eclectic mix of merchandise from dealers who come from all over Texas and across the United States. From fine antiques to old farm tools, the items are why shoppers come here year after year to add to their collections.

huntsvilleantiqueshow.com

Kerrville

Texas Gun and Knife Show

Sept. 11

Kerr County Hill Country Youth Event Center, 3785 SH 27

Vendors sell new and used guns, knives, ammunition, coins, jewelry, camping gear, and outdoor accessories.

texasgunandknifeshows.com

Boerne

Market Days

Sept. 10-11

Main Plaza, 100 N. Main St. 

On the second weekend of the month, this market offers hundreds of festive booths displaying 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

Sept. 10, 24; Oct. 8, 22; Nov. 12, 26

The AgriCultural Museum, 102 City Park Road

Every second and fourth Saturday of the month, musicians are invited to bring their instrument and play along, while music fans can just come to listen to the Bluegrass Jam at The AgriCultural.

theagricultural.org/bluegrass-jams

Kuhlmann-King Museum Tour

Sept. 10, 24; Oct. 8, 22; Nov. 12, 26

Kuhlmann-King Museum, 402 E. Blanco Road

On the second and fourth Saturday of the month, 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

Moondance Outdoor Concert

Sept. 10

Cibolo Center for Conservation, 140 City Park Road

The Cibolo presents the 2022 season of the Moondance Concert Series. The final show of the season features the Carbonlily Trio. Join the fun under the live oaks with your coolers, chairs, and friends. Food trucks are onsite.

ci.boerne.tx.us

Bandera

Barrel Race

Sept. 11

Mansfield Park Rodeo Arena, Park Road

Come see barrel racing at Mansfield Park presented by Riding on Faith. Watch as the talented youth show you how it's done. The divisions are Open 4D and Youth 3D.

banderacowboycapital.com/location/mansfield-park-rodeo-arena

Waco

Beast of the Brazos

Sept. 11

Indian Springs Park, 101 S University Parks Drive

The Beast of the Brazos is an open-water swim in between the banks of the Brazos River in Waco. This swim features a similar route as Ironman Waco and Ironman 70.3 Waco with 1.2- and 2.4-mile route options. All registered swimmers receive a swim cap and T-shirt, as well as a finisher’s medal.

runsignup.com/race/events/tx/waco/beastofthebrazos

Quanah

Fall Festival

Sept. 11

Downtown Quanah, 300 S. Main St.

At the 39th annual Quanah Fall Festival, visitors can enjoy arts and crafts, food, games, and tractor, car, and truck shows.

facebook.com/quanahchamberofcommerce

Corsicana

Mimosas at the Market

Sept. 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

Seguin

Celebrating the Americas

Sept. 11

Jackson Auditorium at Texas Lutheran University, 1000 W. Court St.

From gorgeously costumed folklórico dancers to Gershwin’s "Cuban Overture," this show is a kaleidoscope of sound and movement that unites cultures of North, Central, and South America through the power of music. Plus, swing dance in the aisles with a tour de force performance of Artie Shaw’s jazzy clarinet concerto.

mtsymphony.org

Austin

HAAM Benefit Day

Sept. 13

Various locations

The Health Alliance for Austin Musicians (HAAM) hosts the annual, citywide benefit to raise support for local musicians. For one day, hundreds of local music showcases and concerts take place, featuring many of your favorite local musicians.

myhaam.org

Lubbock

Tesla in Concert

Sept. 13

Lubbock Memorial Civic Center , 1501 Mac Davis Lane

Rock out like it's 1981 with Tesla at the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center. This indoor venue provides an acoustical advantage that takes you back to the '80s.

facebook.com/pg/lbkciviccenter/events/

Sugar Land

Alicia Keys in Concert

Sept. 13

Global music icon and 15-time Grammy Award winner Alicia Keys brings her repertoire of worldwide hits to Smart Financial Centre.

smartfinancialcentre.net

Wichita Falls

"Cindy Williams: Me, Myself, and Shirley"

Sept. 13

The Wichita Theatre, 919 Indiana Ave

Best known for her iconic role as Shirley Feeney in the hit television series "Laverne and Shirley," Cindy Williams is a versatile actress and comedian who overcame a challenging childhood to pursue her love of acting and found stardom. Williams shares her memories and hilarious backstage tales, covering a lifetime in entertainment.

wichitatheatre.com

Addison

Oktoberfest

Sept. 15-18

Addison Circle Park, 4970 Addison Circle

Recognized as one of the most authentic Oktoberfest celebrations outside of Munich since 1987, Addison Oktoberfest brings a purely Texan twist to this popular celebration of German culture, food, music, and beer. Take part in a unique experience with polka bands and other traditional entertainers on multiple stages, interactive games and attractions for all ages, and the beloved the Dachshund Dash.

addisonoktoberfest.com

Grand Prairie

Ben Platt in Concert

Sept. 15

Texas Trust CU Theatre, 1001 Texas Trust Way

Ben Platt is an American actor, singer, and songwriter. He began his acting career in musical theater as a child and appeared in productions of "The Sound of Music" and "The Book of Mormon," rising to prominence for originating the title role in Broadway's coming-of-age musical "Dear Evan Hansen."

texastrustcutheatre.com/events/detail/?event_id=410413

Port Aransas

"I'll Be Back Before Midnight!"

Sept. 15-Oct. 2

Port Aransas Community Theater, 2327 SH 361

Jan is a young wife recovering from a nervous disorder. She and her husband rent a remote cabin from an odd farmer who delights in telling gruesome ghost stories. Then the husband's strange sister arrives, and all manner of frightening events occur. What happens to fragile Jan as bodies appear and disappear give this classic thriller its tremendously frightening impact.

portaransas.org/event/ill-be-back-before-midnight!/2361

Lufkin

Texas State Forest Festival

Sept. 15-18

George H. Henderson, Jr. Exposition Center, 1200 Ellen Trout Drive

Presented by Brookshire Brothers, the 38th annual Texas State Forest Festival is back and better than ever. The festival is an East Texas tradition that attracts over 14,000 people to Lufkin and Angelina County with thrilling competitions, yummy festival food, fun carnival rides, and exciting shows.

texasforestfestival.com

Alpine

Sculpted Figures

Sept. 15-Nov. 1

Gallery on the Square, 115 W. Holland Ave.

Big Bend Arts Council presents this sculpture exhibit featuring works made in a range of materials and related to the human body, with an opening night reception on Sept. 15.

bigbendartscouncil.org

Trappings of Texas

Sept. 15-Nov. 5

Museum of the Big Bend, 400 N. Harrison St.

The 36th annual Trappings of Texas is the nation's longest-running exhibit of premier Western art and custom cowboy gear. Enjoy an evening preview party, daytime artist demonstrations, grand opening reception and sale, and ranch roundup party during the opening weekend reception on Sept. 15-17.

museumofthebigbend.com

Bandera

Third Thursday Cowboy Camp with Lew Peterbaugh

Sept. 15

Bandera Beverage Barn, 1407 SH 16 North

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

banderacowboycapital.com/business/bandera-beverage-barn

Rockport-fulton

HummerBird Celebration

Sept. 15-18

Various locations

The annual HummerBird Celebration features a reception, workshops, HummerBird Malls, bus and boat tours, exhibits, banding, and lectures presented by world-renowned experts. Events are held throughout Aransas County.

rockport-fulton.org/hb

New Braunfels

Come and Taste It: Meet Texas' Best Winemakers

Sept. 15, Oct. 20, Nov. 17

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, live music, and door prizes.

grapevineingruene.com

Port Aransas

Anglers on Wheels II

Sept. 16-17

Woody's Last Stand, 154 W. Cotter Ave.

Anglers on Wheels is a free fishing trip for people with disabilities, their friends, and family members. Reservations must be made, as space is limited. The fishing trip takes anglers to the bays and flats around Port Aransas, and Texas Parks and Wildlife provides a free fishing license for all event participants that is passed out as you board the boat. Every disabled angler is given a fishing pole first, then all other poles are limited. The fishing boat is a converted ferry boat that is completely wheelchair accessible and covered to protect against the hot sun. Bait, tackle, and deck hands are available to help, free of charge. An ice chest with free drinks is on the boat, and you are welcome to bring your own ice chest on board.

ditwtexas.org/index.html

Nacogdoches

Old Town Rig Down

Sept. 16-17

Downtown Nacogdoches, 200 E. Main St.

The inaugural big-rig truck show of downtown Nacogdoches is full of tricked-out trucks for your viewing pleasure. All proceeds from the event go to finish the restoration of the Old Nacogdoches University Building and the local Boys and Girls Club. There are live performances by Joey Greer, Tony Justice, and J-Webb.

oldtownrigdown.com

Del Rio

Diez y Seis de Septiembre Celebration

Sept. 16-17

Brown Plaza , 305 Cantu St.

Celebrate Mexican Independence Day with live music, vendors, food trucks, dancing, and games for kids.

Nocona

Wheels and Grills Barbecue Cookoff

Sept. 16-17

Horton Classic Car Museum, 115 W. Walnut St.

Camp, cook, and enjoy some of the best company in Texas at this two-day cookoff competition. Competition categories include steak, chicken, brisket, ribs, salsa, stuffed jalapeños, and bloody marys. There is a horseshoe tournament, corn hole, and a classic car show, too.

wheelsandgrillscookoff.com

Marble Falls

Oktoberfest

Sept. 16-18

Downtown Marble Falls, 202 Main St.

To recognize the pivotal role Germans and their descendants played in building Texas communities and shaping resources in the state, Marble Falls is offering activities connected to celebrating German heritage.

visitmarblefalls.org

La Grange

Warren Hood in Concert

Sept. 16

The Bugle Boy, 1051 N. Jefferson St.

A highly accomplished multi-instrumentalist and singer-songwriter with a voice that's been favorably compared to crooner Chet Baker, Warren Hood is a seven-time Austin Music Awards winner who deftly blends country, blues, bluegrass, jazz, and folk into an eclectic style all of his own.

thebugleboy.org/tickets

Grand Prairie

Live Quarter Horse Racing

Sept. 16-Dec. 17

Lone Star Park, 1000 Lone Star Parkway

Catch the horses run right past you at Lone Star Park. Enjoy live racing, food and drinks, and a good time you can bet on.

lonestarpark.com

Mckinney

Third Monday Trade Days

Sept. 16-18

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

Sept. 16-18

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

Sugar Land

Opry on the Square

Sept. 16

Sugar Land Town Square, 2711 Plaza Drive

Come out to enjoy Country Now and Then, a live music program featuring country favorites that appeal to all generations of country music fans.

sugarlandtownsquare.com

Kerrville

"Leading Ladies"

Sept. 16-18, 23-25, 30; Oct. 1-2

Cailloux Theater, 910 Main St.

Two down-on-their-luck Shakespearean actors try to take advantage of a rich Pennsylvania widow who is looking to leave her fortune to missing relatives. They plan to impersonate the lost nephews “Max” and “Steve,” and are surprised when the pair turn out to be nieces “Maxine” and “Stephanie.” Undeterred, the pair continue the ruse by assuming female form. Their ploy becomes even more complicated when love enters the picture.

caillouxperformingarts.com

Blanco

Market Day

Sept. 17

Old Blanco County Courthouse lawn, 300 Main St.

The third Saturday of each month from March to November and the second Saturday of December, shop from about 100 vendors offering homemade crafts, apparel, home decor, plants, baked goods, art, embroidery and crocheted items, and jewelry.

historicblanco.org/market-day

Lewisville

Professional Bull Riding

Sept. 17

Bill Weaver Arena, 101 Parkway Drive

Watch professional bull riders brave it all while trying to hold on tight for 8 seconds on the back of a bucking, feisty bull.

cityoflewisville.com

San Angelo

Paintbrush Alley Market Days

Sept. 17

Paintbrush Alley and Pop Art Museum, 33 W. Twohig Ave.

Live music, food, and vendors make Paintbrush Alley and the Pop Art Museum come alive and showcase why San Angelo was named the Visual Arts Capital of Texas.

artinuncommonplaces.com

Concho Valley Archaeology Fair

Sept. 17

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

Dozens of booths and stations offer programs and hands-on activities. The program covers historic and prehistoric cultures that have called the Concho Valley home over the past five centuries.

fortconcho.com

Levelland

Cotton and Crude Festival

Sept. 17

Downtown Levelland

The second annual Cotton and Crude Festival features a parade, street fair with over 100 outdoor vendors, and an evening concert with Will Bannister and headliner Giovannie and the Hired Guns.

levelland.com

La Grange

Emily Gimble in Concert

Sept. 17

The Bugle Boy, 1051 N. Jefferson St.

Past Texas State Musician and member of the Texas Commission on the Arts' prestigious Texas Touring Roster, Emily Gimble performs at this WWII Army barrack that's been transformed into an intimate listening room. Wine, beer, Topo Chico, sodas, root beer floats, and affogato are available.

thebugleboy.org/tickets

Cedar Hill

LatinFest

Sept. 17

Valley Ridge Park, 2850 Park Ridge Drive

The inaugural LatinFest is a family-friendly event with food, fun, entertainment, and even hiring opportunities from local businesses. There's all-day entertainment with the final performance by the Selena Forever Tribute band.

visitcedarhilltx.com

Galveston

Three Dog Night in Concert

Sept. 17

The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St.

Legendary music icons and Grammy-nominated band Three Dog Night are celebrating nearly five decades of popular music. You won't want to miss reminiscing to such hits as "Joy to the World," "Mama Told Me (Not To Come)," and "Shambala." This ever-popular group opens The Grand 1894 Opera House's 2022-2023 season.

thegrand.com

Huntsville

Antique Show

Sept. 17-18

Walker County Fairgrounds, 3925 SH 30 W.

More than 75 dealers from across the U.S. offer a wide array of antiques to suit every budget and taste. Finds include antiques, collectibles, vintage items, furniture, turquoise silver, and jewelry.

huntsvilleantiqueshow.com

Taylor

Texas Mamma Jamma Ride

Sept. 17

Heritage Square Park, 400 N. Main St.

The Texas Mamma Jamma Ride is an annual bike event that raises funds to support Lone Star Circle of Care’s Big Pink Bus mobile mammogram service. Distances include 15 miles, 25 miles, 50 miles, and 70 miles.

mammajammaride.org

Temple

Nite Brite Bike Ride

Sept. 17

Pepper Creek Trail, 546 N. Kegley Road

Bike through Pepper Creek Trail on a professionally lit route. Glow in the dark, flashing, and reflective gear is encouraged. Per event rules, helmet, front bike light, and a back light reflector are required.

templeparks.com/specialevents

Austin

Pecan Street Festival

Sept. 17-18

Historic Sixth Street, 501 Old Pecan St.

See a free arts festival in downtown Austin’s Sixth Street Historic District. This juried festival attracts hundreds of local and national artisans offering original handcrafted creations in a variety of mediums, from metal, wood, fiber, clay, leather, glass, and stone to repurposed materials of all kinds.

pecanstreetfestival.org

Gatesville

Spurfest

Sept. 17

Coryell Museum, 718 Main St.

Visit the Coryell Museum and Historic Center for their annual Spurfest for old-time demonstrations, contests, music, kids' activities, and over 6,000 spurs in the Lloyd Mitchell Spur Collection. Admission is free.

coryellmuseum.org

Anson

Party in the Park

Sept. 17

Anson City Park, 2201 Avenue G

Join in for a day of entertainment in a family-friendly environment. Live bands are playing, and kids are entertained with all the fun activities available at the park. There is shopping as well as delicious food available. This is a BYOB event and free to the public.

ansonchamberofcommerce.com

Grand Prairie

Groove Fest IV

Sept. 17

Texas Trust CU Theatre, 1001 Texas Trust Way

Catch R&B singers Keith Sweat, Blackstreet, Ginuwine, Dave Hollister, and Blaque live in concert.

texastrustcutheatre.com/events/detail/?event_id=434158

Dallas

Autumn at the Arboretum

Sept. 17-Oct. 31

Dallas Arboretum, 8525 Garland Road

The 17th annual Autumn at the Arboretum festival, presented by Reliant, features 90,000 pumpkins, gourds, and squash, hailing from the Pumpkin Capital of Texas, Floydada, throughout the garden. This year’s theme, "A Fall Fairy Tale," features the return of Cinderella’s Carriage, along with themed pumpkin houses that make up the acclaimed Pumpkin Village, and of course, a maze for younger visitors. Other gourd-eous displays reimagine classic tales of "Jack and The Beanstalk," "The Three Little Pigs," "The Sword in the Stone," and "One Thousand and One Nights."

dallasarboretum.org

Gladewater

Arts and Crafts Festival

Sept. 17-18

Broadway Elementary Front Lawn, 200 Broadway Ave.

Shop arts and crafts, ceramics, dolls, needlework, jewelry, clothing, homemade goodies, and handcrafted items at the 49th annual festival.

facebook.com/gladewatercrafts

Houston

Asiatown Bus Tour

Sept. 17

Houston Asiatown, 5300 N. Braeswood Blvd.

Experience an insider's perspective of Houston's vibrant Asiatown while browsing the aisles of an Asian market, exploring an exquisitely beautiful temple, or visiting Houston's own Vietnam War Memorial. Learn about the rich history and establishment of Houston's Asian American community while being introduced to some of the unique cultural dining and shopping destinations along Bellaire Boulevard.

ccchouston.org/tour

Sherman

Sherman Arts Fest

Sept. 17

Sherman Municipal Grounds, 405 N. Rusk St.

The 41st annual Sherman Arts Fest is a fun-filled day for the whole family, featuring musical acts and other live performances on two stages; chalk art; a Kids' Alley; food and beverage vendors; arts, crafts, and marketplace vendors; a woodcarving exhibit; youth and adult art shows; art history displays; and the Sherman Education Foundation 5K.

shermantx.org

Plano

North Texas Pride Festival

Sept. 17

Saigling House, 902 E. 16th St.

The 11th annual "come as you are" festival brings the community together to celebrate pride in diversity. The family-oriented event features sponsor and vendor booths, food and beverages, giveaways, activities for adults and kids, bands, DJs, dancing, and entertainment for all ages.

visitplano.com/event/2022-north-texas-pride-festival

Waxahachie

C10s in the Park

Sept. 17

Getzendaner Park, 400 S. Grand Ave.

This Chevy truck show features more than 1,000 C10 trucks, live music, and other entertainment.

c10sinthepark.com

Mesquite

Guts and Gory Zombie Run

Sept. 17

Camp Rorie Galloway, 3100 Lawson Road

Race through the woods of Camp Rorie Galloway, compete in challenges with your team, and collect survival essentials along the way to survive the zombie hoard.

visitmesquitetx.com

Heritage Fall Rodeo

Sept. 17

Mesquite Arena, 1818 Rodeo Drive

Head to the Mesquite Arena for the second annual Heritage Fall Rodeo, where the best African American cowboys participate in rodeo events, including open bull riding, steer wrestling, calf roping, and barrel racing, to hip hop, zydeco, blues, and gospel music.

heritagerodeo.com

Devil's Bowl Speedway Xtreem Flat Track Series

Sept. 17-18

Devil's Bowl Speedway, 1711 Lawson Road

Xtreem Flat Track features some of the hottest riders in Flat Track Motorcycle Racing competing in pro twins, singles, hooligans, vintage, and other events.

visitmesquitetx.com/events/2019/devils-bowl-speedway

New Braunfels

Old Gruene Market Days

Sept. 17-18

Gruene Historic District

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

gruenemarketdays.com

Kerrville

River Festival

Sept. 17

Louise Hays Park, 202 Thompson Drive

Come celebrate one of the things that makes Kerrville such a wonderful place: the Guadalupe River. The third annual festival offers live music, river activities, food, games, and family entertainment.

kerrvilletx.gov

Jefferson

Antique Tractor Show

Sept. 17

Downtown Jefferson

The main streets in Jefferson are closed to traffic to accommodate antique tractors, antique trucks, working and stationary antique engines, and swap meet vendors. The day includes a tractor parade, slow tractor race, swap meet, and awards. 

facebook.com/jeffersonantiquetractorshow

Seguin

Art and Wine Walk

Sept. 17

Downtown , 201 S. Austin St.

Stroll through downtown Seguin tasting wines, shopping, and viewing artwork from area artists.

visitseguin.com

Boerne

Music in the Cave: Fall Equinox

Sept. 17

Cave Without a Name Throne Room, 325 Kreutzberg Road

Enjoy an eclectic blend of contemporary acoustic songs, soaring vocals, dynamic instrumentation, and improvisation with Rudi and the Rudiments. With a thematic focus on the balance of darkness and light marked by the first day of autumn, part of the concert is to be performed in total darkness and flickering candlelight, providing a memorable concert experience.

cavewithoutaname.com

Tomball

GroovFest

Sept. 18

Tomball's Historic Railroad Depot, 201 South Elm

The 39th annual car show features 150 air-cooled classic and new Volkswagens and Porsches. See Beetles, campers, classic vans, and special vehicles all competing for 20 awards. Admission is free for spectators, and lots of free parking is available. Enjoy live concerts all day and a special performance by Beatles tribute band, The Fab Five.

nhvwclub.wordpress.com/page

Kyle

Doggie Dip

Sept. 18

James Adkins Pool, 1100 W. Center St.

Bring your pup and let them cool their paws off after a hot summer. Registration is required. One resident many bring up to two friendly dogs. Owners must have verbal command over their pets, and proof of rabies vaccination is required.

cityofkyle.com/recreation/2022-doggie-dip

The Colony

Bow Wow Luau

Sept. 18

Hawaiian Falls Water Park, 4400 Paige Road

You and your four-legged friend are invited to a tropical getaway at Hawaiian Falls Waterpark. Say aloha to the newly renovated paradise as you go for a dog paddle, or splash around in the wave pool. The annual dog-friendly luau features contests, games, and prizes. A portion of the proceeds benefit The Colony Animal Shelter Injured Animal Fund.

visitthecolonytx.com/events

Cedar Park

Carin León in Concert

Sept. 18

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

Latin singer-songwriter Carin León brings his Pistiembre Todo el Año Tour to H-E-B Center at Cedar Park. León has established himself as one of the most popular regional Mexican singers internationally. Just two years after his debut as a solo artist, this young man from Sonora has exceeded a billion views on his music videos. Fans can expect a high-energy concert full of romantic songs.

hebcenter.com/events/detail/carin-leon

Dallas

Masterpiece in Residence: Velazquez’s "King Philip IV of Spain"

Sept. 18-Jan. 1, 2023

Meadows Museum, 5900 Bishop Blvd.

Recently the Meadows Museum launched an exciting new loan program featuring some of the world’s most significant holdings of Spanish art within American collections, offering audiences the opportunity to view these masterpieces within the context of Meadows’s permanent collection. The second in the series, Diego Velazquez’s "King Philip IV of Spain," comes in a rare departure from its home at The Frick Collection in New York.

meadowsmuseumdallas.org

"Picturing Holy Women in the Spanish Empire, 1620-1800"

Sept. 18-Jan. 15, 2023

Meadows Museum, 5900 Bishop Blvd.

This exhibition examines prints and drawings from the Bridwell and DeGolyer Libraries at SMU, as well as from the Meadows’s own collection, that visualize female biblical figures, saints, and monastics. The show contextualizes these works against a historical backdrop in which the church and Spanish monarchy sought to protect social order by regulating women’s mobility, promoting their enclosure, and mandating their separation from the outside world.

meadowsmuseumdallas.org

Kerrville

Outdoor Painter's Event

Sept. 19-25

Kerr Arts and Cultural Center, 228 Earl Garrett St.

Presented by the Kerr Arts and Cultural Center and the Outdoor Painters Society Paint Kerrville, this fine art event brings dozens of nationally recognized outdoor painters to Kerr County to paint "on plein air," which refers to the style of painting "in the open air." See the artists painting around the county and then visit the gallery at KACC to see dozens of paintings created locally during the three-day event.

kacckerrville.com

Houston

"Ain't Misbehavin'"

Sept. 20-Oct. 2

Hobby Center for the Performing Arts, 800 Bagby St.

Theatre Under the Stars presents a new production of the Tony Award-winning musical that celebrates the music of Fats Waller and the Black artists of the Harlem Renaissance. Sly and genial, the musical bursts with the wit and energy of one of the most innovative periods in American music.

tuts.com

Wichita Falls

"Jersey Tenors"

Sept. 20

The Wichita Theatre, 919 Indiana Ave.

The newest opera/rock mash-up sensation creates an explosive blend of the most iconic opera classics alongside such rock 'n' roll industry greats as Queen, Journey, Elton John, and Billy Joel to name but a few. 

wichitatheatre.com

Granbury

The Sleepy Hollow Experience

Sept. 21-Oct. 30

Dora Lee Langdon Cultural Center, 308 E. Pearl St.

Lose your head at Granbury’s newest and most thrilling Halloween attraction. Nationally renowned theater company Brian Clowdus Productions invades historic Granbury in an immersive theatrical nightmare that has taken the country by storm. Enter into the world of the classic Washington Irving tale with a fresh and horrifying new spin as the audience becomes part of the action. But be aware of what’s in front of you and behind you: The Headless Horseman is waiting.

visitgranbury.com/events/the-sleepy-hollow-experience

"Sleepy Hollow"

Sept. 21-30

Dora Lee Langdon Center, 308 E. Bridge St.

Nationally renowned theater producer Brian Clowdus invades historic Granbury this October in an immersive theatrical nightmare. Enter into the world of the classic Washington Irving tale with a fresh and horrifying new spin as the audience becomes part of the action. But be aware of what’s in front of you—and behind you. The Headless Horseman is waiting.

visitgranbury.com

Bandera

Direction Wide Open RV and Motorcycle Rally

Sept. 22-25

Bandera Crossing Resort, 4300 SH 16 North

Experience the first rally specifically designed for RVers and motorcyclists, trikes, and sidecars. Everything is themed around the RV/motorcyle combination, including seminars, never-seen-before shows, All-Wheels trivia, and the first ever "NewlyRig Show." Find out what it's all about while learning and meeting up with other RV/MC travelers.

dwo.net/rally

San Angelo

"True Texas II: Folk and Traditional Arts of Our Region"

Sept. 22-Nov. 27

San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, 1 Love St.

In this exhibit, 22 craftsmen are featured from 9 of the 18 counties that make up the Concho Valley Region. Be they forged or fired, etched or stitched, crocheted or woven, many of the handworked craft forms featured here have been an integral part of the folkways of the region since those first early settlers arrived.

samfa.org

Austin

Fantastic Fest

Sept. 22-29

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, 1120 S. Lamar Blvd.

Fantastic Fest is the largest genre film festival in the U.S., specializing in horror, fantasy, sci-fi, action and just plain fantastic movies from around the world. Previous years have seen the world premieres of films such as "Bone Tomahawk," "John Wick," "Frankenweenie," "Machete Kills," "Red Dawn," "Zombieland," "Split," and "Apocalypto," and has included such talent as Tim Burton, Bill Murray, Keanu Reeves, Ryan Reynolds, Josh Hartnett, Paul Rudd, Bill Pullman, M. Night Shyamalan, Vince Vaughn, Jonah Hill, Jamie Lee Curtis, and Tenacious D.

fantasticfest.com

Grand Prairie

Prince Royce in Concert

Sept. 22

Texas Trust CU Theatre, 1001 Texas Trust Way

Multi-platinum, award-winning singer/songwriter Prince Royce performs his Latin pop and R&B hits.

texastrustcutheatre.com/events/detail/?event_id=428624

San Angelo

Faculty Biennial Exhibition

Sept. 22-Nov. 27

San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, 1 Love St.

Come view works by faculty members of Angelo State University's Art Department.

samfa.org

"True Texas II: Folk and Traditional Arts of the Concho Valley"

Sept. 22-Nov. 27

San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, 1 Love St.

This juried collection of fine craft and folk artistry features pieces by artists from nine counties in the Concho Valley.

samfa.org

Alpine

Sul Ross State University Rodeo

Sept. 22-24

S.A.L.E. Rodeo Arena, US 90 East

See the Sul Ross State University rodeo team's world-ranking performers at the birthplace of college rodeo.

sulross.edu/rodeo

Native Plant Society of Texas Fall Symposium

Sept. 22-25

Alpine Civic Center, 801 W. Holland Ave.

In 1991, the Native Plant Society of Texas initiated an educational project designed to explore the ecology of the many vegetation regions of Texas through a series of symposia undertaken in conjunction with its annual members’ meeting. Every fall, the meeting convenes in a different region which focuses of that year’s symposium. Field trips, workshops, and exhibits complement the presentations that are open to the public.

npsot.org/wp/event/fall-symposium-hybrid

Plano

Hollydays Market

Sept. 22-24

Plano Event Center, 2000 E. Spring Creek Parkway

With more than 100 merchants, this market offers lots of new, unique, and one-of-a-kind gifts all in one place to have you ready for your festive events. Grab your friends and family members and come enjoy the fun.

visitplano.com/event/hollydays-market-2022

Kerrville

KACC Art Exhibits

Sept. 22-Oct. 22

Kerr Arts and Cultural Center, 228 Earl Garrett St.

Tuesday through Saturday, the Kerr Arts and Cultural Center present three different art exhibits, with artwork by Phyllis and Doug Garey; the “Kerrville Art Club Member Show," a local artist exhbition and art sale; and “Quilts and Other Art Forms,” a local quilters exhibit.

kacckerrville.com

Portland

Around the World in 18 Holes Golf Tournament

Sept. 23

Northshore Country Club, 801 Broadway Blvd.

Play a four-person shotgun scramble and win prizes. There's also raffles and games.

portlandtx.org

Lewisville

Western Days

Sept. 23-24

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

Held each year in Old Town Lewisville, the Western Days Festival celebrates Western culture with live music on multiple stages, demonstrations of Western heritage, kids activities, and the World Tamale Eating Championship. There is free parking and complimentary remote shuttle parking.

lewisvillewesterndays.com

Galveston

Jose Feliciano in Concert

Sept. 23

The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St.

Jose Feliciano is not only a name synonymous with music, but one who has positively influenced popular music for over two generations. Feliciano has been acclaimed by critics worldwide as "the greatest living guitarist."

thegrand.com

Taylor

SPJST Barbecue Cookoff

Sept. 23-24

SPJST Hall, 5025 FM 619

Bring your appetite for cooking competitions involving various meats, beans, and sauce categories.

facebook.com/taylorspjst

La Grange

Red Young in Concert

Sept. 23

The Bugle Boy, 1051 N. Jefferson St.

Red Young makes his debut at The Bugle Boy's converted WWII Army barracks listening room. In addition to session and tour support for the likes of Dolly Parton, Ray Benson, and Marcia Ball, he's also done soundtrack work and led numerous bands of his own over the course of his decades-long career, playing everything from big band to jazz, blues, rock 'n' roll, soul, and classic American standards.

thebugleboy.org/tickets

Lubbock

Cody Johnson in Concert

Sept. 23

Cook’s Garage, 11002 US 87

Mark your calendars for a show by Texas country artist Cody Johnson at Cook’s Garage. This iconic venue is the perfect retro background for an outdoor concert with old-fashioned cars and neon signs.

eventbrite.com/e/cody-johnson-tickets-294231794217

Mckinney

Oktoberfest

Sept. 23-25

Downtown McKinney, 111 N. Tennessee St.

Put on your lederhosen and join in for a full weekend of German-themed fun in historic downtown McKinney. Enjoy the tradition of authentic German food, domestic and imported beers, live music, and games. Próst, y'all.

mckinneytexas.org/664/oktoberfest

Sulphur Springs

Lone Star Heritage Quilt Guild Quilt Show

Sept. 23-24

The ROC, 115 Putman St.

More than 100 quilts are on display at the 21st annual show. Lisa Erlandson, an American Quilter's Society appraiser of quilted textiles, is the special speaker. Vendors are present for shopping and there are door prizes for patrons.

sulphurspringstxquilts.com

Plano

Balloon Festival

Sept. 23-25

Oak Point Park and Nature Preserve, 5901 Los Rios Blvd.

The official Hot Air Balloon Capital of Texas hosts this annual ballooning tradition that features more than 30 colorful hot air balloons, a RE/MAX parachute team exhibition, live entertainment, a fireworks show, food concessions, arts and crafts vendors, and a kids' fun zone.

planoballoonfest.org

Palestine

El Camino Gravel Challenge

Sept. 23-25

The challenge features loops of three distances: 35, 70, and 105 miles. All routes provide varied terrain. There are narrow primitive bridges, pot holes, animals, loose gravel, and other hazards. Check in is at Old Town Palestine.

visitpalestine.com

Galveston

Shrimp Festival

Sept. 23-24

Saengerfest Park , 2302 Strand St.

Featuring some of the best shrimp gumbo the Gulf Coast has to offer, the festival includes a seafood cookoff, gumbo tasting, L’il Shrimps Parade, live music, a children’s area, and a Strand merchant walkabout.

visitgalveston.com

Ingram

Texas Arts and Crafts Fair

Sept. 24-25

Hill Country Arts Foundation, 120 Point Theater Road

For the 50th anniversary of its founding, the Texas Arts and Crafts Fair showcases the work of more than 120 artists, crafters, musicians, and demonstrators from around Texas. Visitors can browse and shop for fine art, pottery, photography, jewelry, and stained glass. Blacksmiths, knife makers, quilters, and potters demonstrate their crafts, while children can visit the Texas Camel Corps or experiment with art forms to take home. Food trucks, craft beer, and wine offer refreshment on the grounds.

txartsandcraftsfair.com

Hallettsville

Kolache Fest

Sept. 24

Hallettsville KC Hall, 321 US 77 S.

Honoring the beloved kolache, this festival begins with a 5K fun run, followed by a parade, arts and crafts vendors, food concessions, a kolache eating contest, a kolache baking demonstration, domino tournament, and polka music.

hallettsville.com

River Oaks

Classic Car Show

Sept. 24

River Oaks Community Center, 5300 Blackstone Road

See and be seen at one of the best car shows in the area. Awards include Best of Show, Sponsor's Choice, Under Construction, Special Interest, Late Model, Rat Rod, and Cycle.

ddrockinrods.com

Comanche

Comanche County Powwow Festival

Sept. 24-25

Comanche City Park, 1200 Comanche Trails

Based off of a Native American powwow, this event hosts vendor booths, many types of food booths, children's activities, photography and art contests, a car and tractor show, and a barbecue cookoff.

comanchechamber.org/pow-wow

Houston

ARTcetera Houston

Sept. 24

Sawyer Yards, 2101 Winter St.

Guests go behind the scenes to see the creative process of a live art auction in action. A selection of Houston's most talented artists—both local art scene mainstays and rising stars alike-are creating artwork. Their finished works are available for auction throughout the evening with a portion of the proceeds benefiting The Pablove Foundation, a pediatric cancer charity.

artceterahouston.com

Tyler

Piney Woods Ultra

Sept. 24-25

Tyler State Park , 789 Park Road 16

Diverse, single-track trails take you on an adventure through dense forests of 100-foot-tall pines in Tyler State Park. Be sure to watch your footing as you travel through rolling hills and across snaking tree roots with dense pine needle coverage. This race is an extremely underestimated challenge with the humidity, elevation, and technicality of the trails. Post race, you’re rewarded with a 64-acre, spring-fed lake that you can take a refreshing swim in while you rest and recover. Distance options are 5K, 10K, 25K, 50K, and 100K.

ultraexpeditions.com/piney-woods-ultra

Nacogdoches

ArtFest

Sept. 24

Downtown Nacogdoches, 200 E. Main St.

Support local makers from the East Texas area while shopping from a selection of handmade goods and listening to live music.

facebook.com/artfestnacogdoches

Del Rio

Oktoberfest

Sept. 24

Whitehead Memorial Museum , 1308 S. Main St.

Modeled after the annual Oktoberfest in Germany, Del Rio's event brings the fun with music, food, and dancing.

whiteheadmuseum.org

Mason

Old Yeller Day

Sept. 24

Heritage Park, 424 Moody St.

On the last Saturday of September, the Mason County M. Beven Eckert Memorial Library hosts Old Yeller Day to celebrate the frontier heritage of Mason, as well as the writer Fred Gipson, who was from Mason. Arts and crafts booths, food, authors, performers, and a dog parade are just some of the annual festivities. A free rabies clinic is also hosted for the first 50 people, courtesy of Ole Yellow Animal Rescue. There's also a free showing of the film "Old Yeller" at the historic Odeon Theater.

mason.ploud.net/old-yeller-day

Granbury

Spooky Spectacle

Sept. 24-25

Granbury Square, 119 E. Bridge St.

Kick off the Halloween season with ghost hunters, horror, sci-fi, cosplay, fantasy, and paranormal enthusiasts. Special celebrity guest Sean Whalen appears on Sunday.

visitgranbury.com/event/spooky-spectacle/15101

Sonora

Dry Devils River Music Flood

Sept. 24-25

Sutton County Park and Pavilion, 1700 N. Crockett

Giovannie and The Hired Guns headline this music festival while food vendors and a cookoff keep patrons fed.

sonoratexas.org

Austin

Blended Festival

Sept. 24-25

Long Center, 701 W. Riverside Drive

Dubbed "the ultimate social experience," the Blended Festival is a wine-centric event with a 100-foot wine tent, culinary stations and celebrity chef appearances, craft cocktails, and live music.

blendedfestival.com/pages/blended-festival-austin

Waco

Waco Wild West 100 Bike Ride

Sept. 24

Heritage Square, 300 Austin Ave.

The Waco Wild West 100 has been around since 1985. All volunteer driven and a nonprofit, the ride’s goals are to encourage and motivate people to cycle, to promote safe riding and camaraderie, as well as to donate to local nonprofits. Rain or shine, this year's bike tour through Central Texas benefits the Be The Match Registry.

wacowildwest100.com

Tyler

Lanes Chapel Pumpkin Patch

Sept. 24-Oct. 31

Lanes Chapel United Methodist Church, 8720 Old Jacksonville Hwy.

Come see one of the largest pumpkin patches in East Texas. The eighth annual pumpkin patch showcases thousands of pumpkins and gourds. While shopping for pumpkins, enjoy free family activities including games, face painting, train rides, and family photos. All proceeds benefit Lanes Chapel ministries.

laneschapel.com

La Grange

Nellie McKay in Concert

Sept. 24

The Bugle Boy, 1051 N. Jefferson St.

Nellie McKay makes her debut at the Bugle Boy's converted WWII Army barrack turned listening room. Her music has been used in such films and TV shows as "Rumor Has It," "Mad Men," "Boardwalk Empire," "Grey’s Anatomy," and "NCIS." She's performed on many late night TV shows, starred in and co-created the award-winning off-Broadway hit "Old Hats," and has written four acclaimed musical stage biographies.

thebugleboy.org/tickets

Lubbock

Kevin James

Sept. 24

Helen DeVitt Jones Theater at The Buddy Holly Hall, 1300 Mac Davis Lane

Kevin James began his career as a stand-up comedian on the Long Island comedy scene. After being discovered at the 1996 Montreal Comedy Festival, he signed a network development deal to create his own sitcom. "The King of Queens," which premiered in 1998, ran for nine seasons on CBS with James starring and executive producing, and it garnered him an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series. James has been a producer, co-writer, and star in numerous comedy hits including "Paul Blart: Mall Cop" and "Here Comes the Boom." Some of most well-known roles include "Pixels," "Grown Ups," "I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry," and "Hubie Halloween."

buddyhollyhall.com/event/kevin-james

Canadian

Canadian River Beach Club Calf Fry and Barbecue Cookoff

Sept. 24

Jones Pavillion, 1101 N. Sixth St.

Bring the family—and those who've never experienced calf fries—to this calf fry and barbecue cookoff for good eats and good times.

San Marcos

Mermaid Promenade and Downtown Street Faire

Sept. 24

Downtown Square, 111 E. San Antonio

With over 100 entries in recent years, the Downtown Mermaid Promenade is a highly anticipated new tradition celebrating the city’s marvelous artistic and river community. Local pubs and restaurants join the fun with watch parties and specials created just for this event. Parade-goers line the streets even before the carnivalesque music signals the beginning of the procession. The fun continues at the Downtown Street Faire immediately following the parade. Within walking distance from downtown, families can enjoy this free community festival of art, live music, food, and fun.

splash.mermaidsocietysmtx.com/downtown-mermaid-promenade

Atlanta

Trail Grinder

Sept. 24

Caffe' Crema, 101 Sportsplex Drive

Caffe' Crema is holding its inaugural benefit run to support research for superficial siderosis (SS). SS is an ultra-rare neurodegenerative disorder that is usually misdiagnosed. Race distances are 5K, 10K, and an 18-mile trail race.

facebook.com/events/659408345114332

Fredericksburg

Fall Festival

Sept. 24

Wildseed Farms, 100 Legacy Drive

At this festival, visitors can choose from a wide selection of pumpkins and unique fall décor items, enjoy live music and pumpkin painting, and dig into tasty food and drinks.

wildseedfarms.com

Plano

Balloon Festival Races

Sept. 24-25

Red Tail Pavilion, 2801 E. Spring Creek Parkway

It’s time to take a run on an epic adventure with the 2022 Plano Balloon Festival's runs/walks, 10K, and half marathon that once again feature the Elevate and Sky High Challenges.

planoballoonfest.org/p/about/runs

Bandera

Cajun Festival and Gumbo Cookoff

Sept. 24

Lakehills Community Center, 11225 Park Road 37

A fundraiser for Lakehills Community Center, the 41st annual festival brings the music, food, and culture of Louisiana to the Texas Hill Country for fun the whole family can enjoy. Festivities include Cajun and zydeco music, a gumbo cookoff, homemade cajun food, arts and crafts, a silent auction, and kids' activities.

cajunfestival-medinalake.com

Granbury

Spooky Spectacle

Sept. 24-25

Granbury Square, 100 E. Pearl St.

This kickoff to the Halloween season offers something for enthusiasts of ghost hunting, horror, sci-fi, cosplay, fantasy, and the paranormal. Special celebrity guest actor Sean Whalen ("The People Under the Stars") appears Sunday only.

visitgranbury.com

Ingram

Texas State Arts and Crafts Fair

Sept. 24-25

Hill Country Arts Foundation, 120 Point Theatre Road

The 50th annual fair includes two days of juried art, gourmet food, craft beer, live music, activities, and art demonstrations for all ages.

txartsandcraftsfair.com

Kerrville

Triathlon Festival

Sept. 24-25

Louise Hays Park, 202 Thompson Drive

Competitors participate in eight different distance events and a free kids' run.

kerrvilletri.com

Roundup and Exhibition Sale

Sept. 24-25

Museum of Western Art, 1550 Bandera Highway

The 39th annual roundup and sale is an exciting weekend full of art, food, drinks, music, dancing, and more art.

museumofwesternart.com

Boerne

Hops and Hot Rods

Sept. 24

Tusculum Brewing Co., 236 S. Main St.

Bring a car to show off or come out to admire the collection of vehicles. Enjoy some beer and food, and bring a lawn chair to enjoy the live music in the evening at the outdoor space.

ci.boerne.tx.us

BierFest

Sept. 24

The AgriCultural Museum, 102 City Park Road

Experience Texas’ finest craft breweries while looking at art. In addition to a craft beer tasting, your ticket includes art demonstrations, live music, participation in the stein hoist competition and keg toss, and an opportunity to see and purchase the works of professional artists from all over Texas. The BierFest is a charity event, with all proceeds benefiting the arts. 

ci.boerne.tx.us

Lakehills

Medina Lake Cajun Festival

Sept. 25

Lakehills Community Center, 11225 Park Road 37

The 41st annual festival rolls out the good times by bringing the food, music, and culture of Louisiana to Texas Hill Country. Dance to Cajun and zydeco bands, enjoy authentic Cajun food, and sample gumbos in the Great Gumbo Cookoff. Delicious treats include crawfish pies, jambalaya, fried catfish and shrimp, and bread pudding with whiskey sauce. There is an arts and crafts fair and games for kids.

cajunfestival-medinalake.com

Giddings

Texas Wendish Festival

Sept. 25

St. Paul Lutheran Church Picnic Grounds, FM 2239 and CR 212 (Serbin)

Wendish Fest is the annual celebration of Wendish heritage and culture hosted by the Texas Wendish Heritage Society. Wendish Fest offers a full day of family fun with authentic Wendish food, drink, children's activities such as "Kletternpfosten" (greased pole climbing for the kids), stick horse races, and a coloring contest. Other competitions include the cross-cut saw contest, coffee cake bake off, and washer pitching. Visitors enjoy vintage autos and antique machinery along with many exhibits and demonstrations authentic to Wendish culture. Included are: sausage stuffing, sauerkraut making, soap making, noodle making, quilting, weaving, tatting, blacksmithing, and stone grinding corn meal on a 1918 grist mill. Two favorites are the Wendish Easter egg decorating and the German Christmas Market featuring local Serbin artisans. Entertainment features the Shiner Hobo Band. There is no admission fee for the festival. An authentic Wendish noon meal is served to thousands of attendees which includes the most popular homemade Wendish noodles.

texaswendish.org/category/events

Sinton

Fiddlers Fest

Sept. 25-26

San Patricio County Fairgrounds, 219 W. Fifth St.

Be amazed at the talent seen during this festival for fiddlers. Great music, a corn hole tournament, a car show, barbecue cookoff, food trucks, vendors, kids' activities, and rides are all part of the fun.

sintonchamber.org/events

Bandera

Frontier Times Fourth Sunday Jamboree

Sept. 25

Frontier Times Museum, 510 13th St.

On the fourth Sunday of each month, the Frontier Times Museum hosts this family-friendly event that offers live music, storytelling, and other performances.

frontiertimesmuseum.org

Sugar Land

Diana Krall in Concert

Sept. 25

Smart Financial Centre, 18111 Lexington Blvd.

The Canadian jazz singer's recordings have earned her multiple awards and accolades. Her music has been included in several film soundtracks, and she has collaboratedwith many other artists including Paul McCartney, Barbra Streisand, and Tony Bennett.

smartfinancialcentre.net

The Colony

LPGA Volunteers of America Classic

Sept. 26-Oct. 2

Old American Golf Club, 1001 Lebanon Road

The Volunteers of America Classic, the only LPGA tour event in the state of Texas, returns to Old American Golf Club featuring the best female golfers from around the globe.

visitthecolonytx.com/events

Grand Prairie

Diana Krall in Concert

Sept. 29

Texas Trust CU Theatre, 1001 Texas Trust Way

Diana Krall is a Canadian jazz pianist and singer known for her vocals. She has sold more than 15 million albums worldwide.

texastrustcutheatre.com/events/detail/?event_id=413851

Round Rock

"A Midsummer Night's Dream"

Sept. 29-Oct. 16

Round Rock Amphitheatre, 301 W. Bagdad Ave.

Penfold Theatre is back for its 10th year of free performances in the park. What happens when you take a tangled love quadrangle, a donkey-headed actor, and forest full of mischievous fairies, and then place all 21 characters in the hands of four incredible performers? A free night of fun for the whole family. Directed and adapted by Rosalind Faires, this new spin on the beloved Shakespeare classic is not to be missed.

penfoldtheatre.org

Waxahachie

Screams Halloween Theme Park

Sept. 30-Oct. 30

Scarborough Faire, 2511 FM 66

The world's largest Halloween theme park comes complete with five haunted houses (all with different themes), the Rottingwood Cemetery walk-through attraction, stage entertainment, Scary-Oke, games, a food court, pubs, shops, and loads of Halloween fun. Admission allows you to tour through attractions as many times as you'd like.

screamspark.com

Georgetown

GTX Film Festival

Sept. 30-Oct. 1

City Lights Theatre, 420 Wolf Ranch Parkway

The GTX Film Festival promotes independent films and artists in the community, across the United States, and abroad. GTX Film Festival staff and judges are comprised of industry professionals, as well as members of the local creative community. On Friday night, an AC/DC tribute band kicks off the festival.

gtxfilmfestival.godaddysites.com/2022-festival-information

Fredericksburg

Lone Star Gourd Festival

Sept. 30-Oct. 2

Gillespie County Fairgrounds, 530 Fair Drive

Sponsored by the Texas Gourd Society, the Lone Star Gourd Festival brings artists and crafters from across the country to Fredericksburg. The three-day event features a gourd art competition, gourd art sales, gourd supplies, and technique classes. Artists and crafters transform gourds into incredible fine art and crafts that are carved, wood burned, woven, polished, dyed, painted, and inlaid as if they were wood. Shop the many artist booths, tour the art competition area, vote in the People's Choice award, and stop at the "Imagination Station," where children and adults can try their hand at creating their own gourd art.

texasgourdsociety.org

Georgetown

Art Hop XV

Sept. 30

Georgetown Art Center, 816 S. Main St.

The 15th edition of this annual event features a competition that celebrates artists from across Texas. Accepted artworks are displayed in two locations: the Georgetown Art Center and the Georgetown Public Library. The competition categories include 2D abstract, 2D representational, 3D, and photography.

georgetownartcentertx.org

Graford

Possum Fest Barbecue and Chili Cookoff

Sept. 30-Oct. 1

Possum Kingdom Chamber of Commerce, 362 FM 2353 N.

Take a weekend to relax with good food and drinks, live entertainment, an assortment of shopping with local vendors, and silent and live auctions.

possumkingdomlake.com

La Grange

Walt Wilkins in Concert

Sept. 30

The Bugle Boy, 1051 N. Jefferson St.

San Antonio-born Walt Wilkins has been called a genius, more than once, and a writer the caliber of John Steinbeck, and his voice as comfortable as a pair of old blue jeans. His crafting of story-songs, hard-edged vocals to sing them, and a plaintive guitar have made him a fixture of the Texas music scene (and Nashville before that). He’s put his magical touch on recordings by new and veteran artists, too many to count.

thebugleboy.org/tickets

Waco

Cultural Arts Fest

Sept. 30-Oct. 2

Indian Springs Park, 100 Washington Ave.

Bring out your inner artist at Cultural Arts Fest. Festivities include art activities, music, and food. Free for all ages.

wacoartsfest.org

Corsicana

Odyssey Cemetery Tour

Sept. 30-Oct. 1

Oakwood Cemetery, 700 N. 15th St.

Tour historic Oakwood Cemetery and see the graves of the "athletes of Navarro County." For those with mobility issues, a presentation is held on Friday in the Nancy Roberts Room of the Corsicana Public Library. Cemetery tours are held Saturday and departing every 15 min.

visitcorsicana.com

Fredericksburg

Oktoberfest

Sept. 30-Oct. 2

Marktplatz, 100 block of West Main Street

At the 41st Oktoberfest, celebrate the fun and flavor of Fredericksburg's German heritage with three days of music, food, drink, dancing, arts and crafts, and children's entertainment.

oktoberfestinfbg.com

Lone Star Gourd Festival

Sept. 30-Oct. 2

Gillespie County Fairgrounds, 530 Fair Drive

This three-day event sponsored by the Texas Gourd Society features a gourd art competition, gourd art sales, gourd supplies, technique classes, and lots of fun.

texasgourdsociety.org

Bandera

Rumble on the River

Sept. 30-Oct. 2

Mansfiled Park, 2886 SH 16 North

Biker Rallies of Texas' Rumble on the River celebrates its 20th anniversary. This three-day event held at Bandera's Mansfield Park consists of tent camping, a poker run, vendors, food, field events, music all day Friday and Saturday, a bike show, biker games, and a tattoo contest.

bikerralliesoftexas.com

Waxahachie

Screams Halloween Theme Park

Sept. 30-Oct. 1, 7-8, 14-15, 21-22, 28-29

The world's largest Halloween theme park comes complete with major attractions that you can tour as many times as you like, scores of professional actors, activities, food and drink, and games.

screamspark.com

Vintage Market Days

Sept. 30-Oct. 2

Ellis County Expo Center, 2300 US 287 Bypass

At this upscale vintage-inspired indoor/outdoor covered market, find over 100 talented vendors showing original art, antiques, clothing, jewelry, handmade treasures, home décor, outdoor furnishings, consumable yummies, and seasonal plantings. The three-day also offers delicious food and live music.

vintagemarketdays.com

Mesquite

Devil's Bowl Speedway Sprint Car Series

Sept. 30; Oct 1, 14, 15

Devil's Bowl Speedway, 1711 Lawson Road

This unique D-shaped track makes sure everyone has a great view of the fast-paced, NASCAR-style action. Guests that purchase a Pit Pass can sit right in the center of the track during the races and can take pictures with the drivers.

visitmesquitetx.com/events/2019/devils-bowl-speedway

Jefferson

Land O’ Pines Norton Owners Association Rallye and Bike Show

Sept 30; Oct 1-2

Diamond Don's Rv Park and Events Center, 1602 SH 49 East

See more than 300 people displaying over 150 of the finest vintage motorcycles anywhere in the country. Participate in field events, display your bike in the show, and ride in the Rolling Concours.

ntnoa.org

Boerne

"Broadway Babes"

Sept. 30

Cave Without a Name Throne Room, 325 Kreutzberg Road

Allegro Stage Co. returns to Cave Without a Name, presenting "Broadway Babes," a musical revue of Broadway divas' greatest hits, featuring four of San Antonio's female stars of stage musicals. Anna Gangai, Sherry Gibbs, Mary Morrow, and Beth Erwin have appeared in lead and supporting roles in musicals such as "The Sound of Music," "Evita," "Les Miserables," "My Fair Lady," and "A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline."

cavewithoutaname.com

Salado

Sirena’s Creekside Carnaval

Oct. 1-2

Pace Park, Pace Park Road

Celebrate the legend of the Salado mermaid, Sirena. Family-friendly festivities include a parade and vendors. Proceeds from the event go directly to Legacy Salado Inc., a local nonprofit, to aid in the construction of an all-abilities playground in the Village of Salado.

sirenafest.org

Bowie

Chicken and Bread Days Heritage Festival

Oct. 1

Bowie Community Development, 101 E. Pecan St.

Hundreds of visitors flock to Bowie for the annual Chicken and Bread Days Heritage Festival, which honors Bowie's history and community. See the championship fiddler's contest, Piston Heads Auto Club Show, quilt and art shows, and live music. Kids love coop activities such as the egg toss.

cityofbowietx.com/142/chicken-bread-days-heritage-festival

Comanche

Sippin' in the Sunshine

Oct. 1

Historic Downtown Comanche, 101 W. Central Ave.

Walk historic downtown Comanche while tasting wine samples from local wineries set up inside businesses around the square. There is also a farmers market with local vendors.

comanchechamber.org/sippin-in-the-sunshine

Huntington

Catfish Festival

Oct. 1

Centennial Park, 700 N. Main

Bring your loved ones for a family-friendly day of live music, vendors, a petting zoo, pony rides, good food, and bounce houses.

shophuntingtontexas.com

Dime Box

Black Bridge Fest and Mini Marathon

Oct. 1

Downtown Dime Box

Hosted by the Dime Box Lions Club Foundation, proceeds benefit Lions projects and Black Bridge Park. Runs include a mini marathon and 2-mile run and walk. Dog races, an art fair, quilt show, rodeo, parade, games, food, and children's activities complete the day. A dance is held at the SPJST Hall.

dimeboxlionsclub.com

La Grange

Oktoberfest on the Square

Oct. 1

Fayette County Courthouse Lawn, 151 N. Washington St.

Two live bands under the event tent play family-friendly music while kids enjoy activities and games. More than 80 different types of craft beer are available to try. Don't leave without some homemade schnitzel and German noodles to round out your experience.

visitlagrangetx.com

Pearland

Music to My Beers: Oktoberfest

Oct. 1

Pearland Town Center, 11200 Broadway St.

Bring your friends, your appetite, and your lederhosen to Pearland's Oktoberfest-themed Music to My Beers extravaganza. The event highlights independent craft breweries in the Houston area, and is free to the public. Local food trucks are on site in addition to a craft market offering seasonal treats. Several regional performers bring their best to the Oktoberfest stage.

visitpearland.com/musicbeers

La Grange

Guy Forsyth in Concert

Oct. 1

The Bugle Boy, 1051 N. Jefferson St.

Award winning, multi-instrumentalist singer/songwriter Guy Forsyth returns to the Bugle Boy listening room with his blues and rock tunes.

thebugleboy.org/tickets

Galveston

"Neil Berg's 50 Years of Rock 'n' Roll 3"

Oct. 1

The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St.

With a cast of stars from Broadway's greatest rock musicals and amazing rock 'n' roll singers, Neil Berg tells the exciting 50-year history of the music that changed the world forever.

thegrand.com

Lampasas

Lampasas County Wine Tour

Oct. 1

Lampasas County Chamber of Commerce, 205 US 281 S.

Guests receive wine tastings, a swag bag, breakfast, lunch, and snacks to enjoy on a tour of Lampasas County wineries. Prizes are raffled off throughout the day. This event starts with buses loading at the Lampasas County Chamber of Commerce.

lampasaschamber.org

Granbury

Lake Fest

Oct. 1

Lake Granbury Conference Center, 621 E. Pearl St.

Join 92.1 Hank FM at Lake Granbury Conference Center for a full day of live music, shopping, fun, and sun. The Conference Center is full of trade show vendors, food trucks are on site all day, and the lake-tastic live entertainment starts in the afternoon. No need to buy tickets now, because this is a free event. Lawn chairs are allowed, coolers are not.

visitgranbury.com/events/annual-events/lake-granbury-lakefest

Ennis

Hay Maze and Pumpkin Patch

Oct. 1-31

Downtown Ennis, 302 N. Dallas St.

Enjoy some fall fun with the hay maze that is bigger and more challenging this year. Bring the whole family and test your skills to see who can find their way out first. The pumpkin patch is the perfect spot for fall family photos.

visitennis.org

Corsicana

Downtown Pumpkin Patch

Oct. 1-31

Beaton Marketplace Park, 317 N. Beaton St.

All month long in downtown Corsicana, partake in fall fun, pumpkins, and other surprises in Beaton Marketplace Park.

visitcorsicana.com

San Marcos

Sacred Springs Pow Wow

Oct. 1-2

The Meadows Center, 211 San Marcos Springs Drive

Every year, over 6,000 people gather at the Sacred Springs for a beautiful two-day Native American festival rich in music, art, dancing, and food.

sspowwow.com

Brownwood

Corks and Caps

Oct. 1

Depot Plaza, 600 E. Depot St.

The sixth annual Corks and Caps features tastings of beer and wine from across Texas. A variety of food trucks are on hand offering food and desserts for purchase. All wineries have bottles of their signature wines for sale. A cigar area is a featured component, hosted by CJ’s Cigar Lounge, located in downtown Brownwood with live music. The first 300 tasters get their choice of a Corks and Caps commemorative wine glass or a beer pilsner glass. Attendees must be 21 or older to purchase tasting tickets.

visitbrownwood.com

Bellville

First Saturday Market

Oct. 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

Fresh Farmers and Artisan Market

Oct. 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 and supports local farmers, ranchers, and area artisans in this small town full of Texas charm.

discoverbellville.com

Mason

Home Tour

Oct. 1

Various locations

The Mason County Republican Women's 36th annual home tour is a one-day event that showcases historic, new, and restored homes. The tours are a scholarship fundraising event with different homes listed each year. Tickets are available only the day of event at Market Square, located on the west side of the Mason Square.

masontxcoc.com/calendar

Dekalb

Oktoberfest

Oct. 1

Runnels Street

Vendors, games for kids, concessions, shows, and a parade showcase the fun you can have in small town De Kalb.

dekalbtexasoktoberfest.org

Bulverde

Saturday Night Rodeo

Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Tejas Rodeo Company, 401 Obst Road

The family-friendly rodeo and live music series takes place each Saturday through the last weekend in November. After the rodeo, guests can enjoy live music and dancing. Beer, wine, cocktails, and soft drinks are served throughout the rodeo grounds, as well as delicious Texas barbecue, tacos, steak, burgers, and other foods.

tejasrodeo.com

Sherman

Stroll on the Square

Oct. 1

Downtown Sherman, 100 W. Houston St.

At this wine and food tasting event, try Texas wines and sweets and savories from local restaurants and caterers while listening to live music.

facebook.com/dntnsherman

Plano

Fall Train Show

Oct. 1-2

Plano Event Center, 2000 E. Spring Creek Parkway

Experience the largest model train show in the North Dallas area. Everyone's welcome—from the novice to the seasoned engineer. The return of the Fall Plano Train Show includes train club layouts, how-to clinics, and vendors. Children 12 and under are free.

dfwtrainshows.com

Bandera

Market Days

Oct. 1

Bandera County Courthouse Lawn, 500 Main St.

The first Saturday of every month, this market is open with arts and crafts vendors on the courthouse lawn in downtown Bandera.

banderabusiness.com

Cowboys On Main

Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Downtown Bandera, Main Street

Enjoy free cowboy fun in downtown Bandera. Listen to a chuckwagon storyteller, hop on a saddle-broke Longhorn, or take a horse-drawn wagon tour of Bandera. Most Saturdays, the Bandera Cattle Company Gunfighters perform gun battle reenactments at "Rattlesnake Ridge" behind the Convention and Visitors Bureau.

banderabusiness.com

Medina

Love Creek Orchards Pumpkin Patch

Oct. 1-30

Love Creek Apple Orchard, 14024 SH 16 North

The pumpkin patch is open Saturday through Monday (closed Oct. 31). Admission includes pumpkin painting, an apple orchard tour, farm animals, games, a hayride, hay maze, storytelling, scarecrow building, and sing-alongs. Don’t forget to play an instrument in the Great Hill Country Symphony and enjoy tree ripened apples, an old-fashioned sweet cider press, and apple goodies.

lovecreekorchards.com

Pipe Creek

Pipe Creek Pumpkin Patch

Oct. 1-31

Pipe Creek Tree Farm, 805 Phil's Road

Open weekends, this event features a haystack, hop ball, scarecrow dressing, visiting with farm animals, a large sandbox, rubber duck races, pumpkin painting, photo ops, and strolling through 6,000 Christmas trees.

pipecreekpumpkinpatch.com

Granbury

LakeFest

Oct. 1

Lake Granbury Conference Center, 621 E. Pearl St.

Radio station 92.1 Hank FM presents a full day of live music, shopping, fun, and a scenic view of Lake Granbury. The Conference Center is chock-full of trade show vendors, food trucks, and lake-tastic live entertainment.

visitgranbury.com

Brownwood

Stagecoache Market Days

Oct. 1-2, 15-16

Stagecoache Event Center, 400 Old Comanche Road

Take a walk through a 1850s rock livery, see the orginal hired-hands farmhouse, and enjoy a peaceful 20-acre property that was once a historic stagecoach stop. Each month, you can support local farmers, ranchers, and area artisans by shopping at a vintage-inspired market that features art, antiques, clothing, jewelry, home décor, canned food, jams, jellies, and furnishings. The market is located in Early. Bring a lawn chair and enjoy live music, dancing, and local food.

stagecoache.com

Sugar Land

The Boho Market

Oct. 1

Sugar Land Town Square, 2711 Plaza Drive

Come to Sugar Land Town Square for a day of shopping, with small and local makers offering items that include candles, home goods, jewelry, clothing, accessories, and gifts.

sugarlandtownsquare.com

Waxahachie

OddFest

Oct. 1

Singelton Plaza, 200 N. Rogers St.

This art and music festival showcases the artists and musicians from Texas who lean toward the odd. Local craft beers and food vendors round out this one-of-a-kind event.

oddfestwaxa80.com

Rockport-fulton

Shopping Tournament

Oct. 1-2

Various locations

The eigth annual Rockport-Fulton Shopping Tournament, held the first weekend in September, is a shop-till-you-drop experience where teams of four players compete. Join the shopping game that offers prizes, food, and fun.

acedfoundation.org

Huntsville

Fair on the Square

Oct. 1

Downtown Huntsville, 1203 University Ave.

For over 40 years on the first Saturday in October, the Huntsville-Walker County Chamber of Commerce has hosted the annual tradition of Fair on the Square, featuring 400 booths of arts, crafts, food, and entertainment.

faironthesquare.com

Kerrville

Kerr County 4-H Wild Game Dinner

Oct. 1

Kerr County Hill Country Youth Event Center, 3785 SH 27

Enjoy a feast of wild game, chicken, or catfish, and then bid in the auction and enter the raffle.

kerr.agrilife.org

Palestine

ArtWalk

Oct. 1

Downtown , 400 N. Queen St.

Starting at the historic Redlands Hotel, this event lets you explore historic downtown Palestine while admiring local artistic creations. Meet artists of various mediums and peruse through downtown shops and boutiques.

facebook.com/dogwoodartscouncil

Jefferson

Halloween Express Train

Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

Historic Jefferson Railway, 400 E. Austin St.

Every Saturday in October, bring the family for these narrated day and night family-friendly train rides. The Halloween Express includes vignettes along the railroad track featuring “The Twisted Woods.” You may see a ghostly spirit or monster emerge from the swamplands of East Texas. While there may be a startle or two, this is not a scary train ride.

jeffersonrailway.com

Cedar Park

Shinedown in Concert

Oct. 2

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

Multi-platinum modern rock band Shinedown has announced their Planet Zero World Tour with special guests Jelly Roll and John Harvie. Over the last two decades, Shinedown have cemented their status as one of the most vital and forward-thinking powerhouses in modern rock. Their most ambitious and masterfully realized work to date, their seventh studio album "Planet Zero" firmly places the group in the pantheon of artists capable of moving the culture forward on the strength of their singular vision, uncompromising honesty, and fierce commitment to constant evolution.

hebcenter.com/events/detail/shinedown

Grand Prairie

Carlos Vives in Concert

Oct. 2

Texas Trust CU Theatre, 1001 Texas Trust Way

Carlos Vives is a multiple Grammy- and Latin Grammy-winning singer, songwriter, and actor from Colombia.

texastrustcutheatre.com/events/detail/?event_id=403782

Bandera

Cabrito and Barbecue Dinner

Oct. 2

Medina VFD Community Center, 13857 SH 16 North

Join the Medina Livestock and Wildlife Association for their annual fundraiser, which includes a raffle and silent auction, plus a meal with cabrito, brisket, sausage, and all the trimmings.

medinavfd.com

Mesquite

World Championship Miniature Bullriding World Finals

Oct 3-8

Mesquite Arena, 1818 Rodeo Drive

Watch young bullriders, ages 4-18, from across the world compete for a grand prize and exclusive title of World Champion Mini Bull Rider.

visitmesquitetx.com

Seguin

Guadalupe County Fair and Rodeo

Oct. 5-9

Seguin Events Complex, 950 S. Austin St.

The 139th annual Guadalupe County Fair and Rodeo features a carnival, barbecue cookoff, agriculture and livestock exhibits, PCRA rodeo, and concerts.

gcfair.org

Waco

Heart O' Texas Fair and Rodeo

Oct. 6-16

Extraco Events Center , 4601 Bosque Blvd.

See everything from professional bull riders to mutton bustin' buckaroos. Enjoy live music nightly, calf scrambles, and livestock shows. Heart O' Texas has been held for more than 65 years, with attendance swelling each year. In 2018, more than 193,000 people attended.

hotfair.com

Corsicana

Lonestar in Concert

Oct. 6

The Palace Theatre, 112 W. Sixth Ave.

Academy of Country Music award-winning band Lonestar performs at The Palace Theatre. Lonestar has charted more than 20 singles on the Hot Country Songs chart, including nine that reached No. 1: "No News," "Come Cryin' to Me," "Amazed," "Smile," "What About Now," "Tell Her," "I'm Already There," "My Front Porch Looking In," and "Mr. Mom."

corsicanapalace.com

Grand Prairie

FlowaPalooza

Oct. 6-9

Epic Waters Indoor Waterpark, 2970 Epic Place

Epic Waters Indoor Waterpark is hosting the Flow Tour National Championship. Not only is this annual competition held at Epic Waters, but the waterpark is taking the event to a whole new level by turning it into a festival. The Flow Tour National Championship gives FlowRider competitors the chance to show off their skills in front of an eager, energized crowd, and the chance to win the $10,000 grand prize. The festival has live music, carnival games, immersive activities, tasty cuisine, delicious beverages, and door prizes.

epicwatersgp.com

Brownwood

Bob Stuth-Wade Exhibit

Oct. 6-30

Brownwood Art Center, 215 Fisk Ave.

The Brownwood Art Center showcases work from Dublin, Texas artist Bob Stuth-Wade. Stuth-Wade is an American postwar and contemporary artist. He has been a multiple Best in Show recipient at the Brownwood Stars of Texas art exhibition.

brownwoodart.org

New Braunfels

Music and Wine Festival: Come and Taste It

Oct. 6, 13, 20, 27

The Grapevine, 1612 Hunter Road

Come and taste it for the United Way at this event that celebrates Texas Wine Month. Every Thursday in October, The Grapevine features complimentary tastings from up to three Texas wineries and a Texas craft brewery, live music, and prize giveaways. Proceeds from featured wine selections benefit United Way of Comal County all month long.

gruenemusicandwinefest.org

Kerrville

"Laugh Therapy: a Comedy Zone Experience"

Oct. 6

Arcadia Live Theater, 717 Water St.

This is the last show in a six-month comedy series on the first Thursday of every month at the Arcadia Live Theater. John Wessling and Patrick Eady bring the laughs to this installment.

thearcadialive.org

Salado

Christmas in October

Oct. 7-8

Civic Center, 601 N. Main St.

The Salado Ladies Community League is hosting a Jingle Walk for Christmas in October. A passport allows you to shop many of the stores along Salado's "Magic Mile" for both days. Receive a gift at each participating store you visit.

facebook.com/saladoladiescommunityleague

Del Rio

First Friday Art Walk

Oct. 7

Kress Building, 1915 Veterans Blvd.

Del Rio presents a monthly art walk that invites visitors to explore the art galleries and city's art district. The event also offers food trucks, vendors, and music.

drchamber.com

Temple

First Friday: Oktoberfest

Oct. 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

Corpus Christi

Moonlight in the Gardens

Oct. 7

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

Spend a casual, relaxing evening with cocktails, food stations, and music as you stroll through floral exhibits under moonlight. The evening benefits South Texas Botanical Gardens and Nature Center's educational programming.

stxbot.org

Granbury

Oktoberfest

Oct. 7-9

Granbury Square, 201 E. Pearl St.

Ketzler's Schnitzelhaus and Biergarten brings this traditional German festival right to the heart of Granbury, Texas. Head to the historic Granbury square to experience German fare, music, vendors, and drinks, of course. This festival grows year after year.

visitgranbury.com/events/annual-events/oktoberfest

Dallas

Barbershop Harmony Society Southwestern District Fall Convention

Oct. 7-8

DFW Hyatt Regency Hotel, DFW Airport Terminal C, 2334 N. International Pkwy.

Choruses and quartets from New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, Arkansas, and Louisiana come together for fun, fellowship, and friendly competition in the a cappella barbershop style.

swd.org

Austin

Austin City Limits Music Festival

Oct. 7-9, 14-16

Zilker Park , 2207 Lou Neff Road

One of the country's largest celebrations of music, this six-day festival brings the magic of the famed public TV series "Austin City Limits" outside the studio and into Austin's most beloved park with more than 140 musical acts on eight stages over two weekends. Headliners this year include Red Hot Chili Peppers, Pink, the Chicks, SZA, Kacey Musgraves, and Lil Nas X.

aclfestival.com

Lubbock

"Little Women, The Musical"

Oct. 7-9

McDonald Moody Auditorium, 5601 19th St.

Based on the beloved American novel by Louisa May Alcott, this musical follows the story of Jo March and her sisters and family. Set during the Civil War, the performance has beautiful music and a message about family that's suitable for all ages.

visitlubbock.org/event/lcu-theatre-presents-little-women-the-musical

Alpine

Big Bend Bluegrass Festival

Oct. 7-8

Alpine Civic Center, 801 W. Holland Ave.

Alpine’s mild weather makes it an attractive year-round destination, and the town is certified with an official Music Friendly Communities designation from the Texas Music Office. The inaugural Bluegrass Festival line-up includes the Kody Norris Show, the Edgar Loudermilk, the Old Rugged Choir, Second Time Around, Bluegrass Express, and Calamity Creek. Enjoy jamming, concessions, workshops, Rand drawings.

bigbendbluegrass.com

Fredericksburg

First Friday Art Walk

Oct. 7

Various locations

Participating fine art galleries remain open until 8 p.m. so visitors have time to explore the various events and exhibits planned throughout the day and enjoy local refreshments. Just look for the galleries flying the Art Walk flag.

visitfredericksburgtx.com

Texas Mesquite Arts Festival

Oct. 7-9

Marktplatz, 100 block of West Main Street

This is the 28th year for the festival dedicated to the world's largest selection of original mesquite art. The event is a showcase for sculpture, furniture, wood turnings, architectural accents, gift items, ornaments, and other items.

texasmesquiteartfestivals.com

Alpine

Big Bend Octane Fest

Oct. 7-10

The Stable Performance Cars, 511 W. Holland Ave.

High-performance autos cruise the Big Bend's scenic highways and participate in other events, including a show-n-shine and river road cruise.

thestablealpine.com

Granbury

Oktoberfest

Oct. 7-9

Granbury Square, 100 E. Pearl St.

Enjoy live music, tasty food, German souvenir vendors, and, of course, a variety of German beer.

visitgranbury.com

Waxahachie

Stampede of Speed

Oct. 7-16

Texas Motorplex , 7500 SH 287 West

NHRA Fall Nationals event action is packed with racing, concerts, special events, and other entertainment.

texasmotorplex.com

Rockport-fulton

Seafair

Oct. 7-9

Aransas Navigation District, 100 Seabreeze Drive

Seafair celebrates its 47th year on the bayfront on Aransas Navigation District festival grounds. This fun festival has a gumbo cookoff, hilarious crab races, arts and crafts, a market, food vendors, an outdoor boat show, and live big-name and local entertainment including Cory Morrow.

rocktportseafair.com

Mesquite

Mesquite Meander

Oct. 7-8

Mesquite Cemetery, 400 Holly Park Drive

Step into the past by experiencing a living history tour of the Mesquite Cemetery. Actors portray Mesquite's early citizens, giving guests a theatrical encounter through first-person storytelling.

visitmesquitetx.com

New Braunfels

Music and Wine Festival: Rockin’ with Texas Wine and Food

Oct. 7

Gruene Hall, 1281 Gruene Road

Benefiting the United Way of Comal County and presented by Gruene Hall and KNBT 92.1FM Radio New Braunfels, this annual event features a dinner catered by Gristmill River Restaurant, wine tasting, a private performance by a Gruene Hall favorite, and the Great Guitar Auction featuring guitars signed by some of the best artists to headline the historic stage.

gruenemusicandwinefest.org

Wichita Falls

"Wait Until Dark"

Oct. 7-8, 13-15, 20-22

Backdoor Theatre , 501 Indiana Ave.

In this suspensful thriller, Susan Hendrix, a blind woman, is imperiled by a trio of men in her own apartment. As the climax builds, Susan discovers that her blindness just might be the key to her escape, but she and her tormentors must wait until dark to play out this classic thriller’s chilling conclusion.  

backdoortheatre.org

Ingram

“The Legend of Sleepy Hollow”

Oct. 7-9, 14-16, 21-23

Hill Country Arts Foundation, 120 Point Theatre Road

In the dark, there’s something shadowy and intent on taking Ichabod’s life—the Headless Horseman. Poor Ichabod must outrun the galloping phantom. Does he? No one knows for sure because the schoolmaster is never seen again.

hcaf.com

Palestine

"The Play That Goes Wrong"

Oct. 7-9, 14-16

The Historic Texas Theatre , 213 W. Crawford St.

This play by Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer, and Henry Shields of Mischief Theatre Companym was a global phenomenon when it debuted in 2012, leaving audiences aching with laughter.

thetexastheater.com

Jefferson

East Texas Burn Run

Oct. 7-11

Downtown Jefferson

Come for bikes, bands, and beer all weekend long. Centering around historic Auntie Skinners Riverboat Club, this event has bike games, a live auction, live music, a bike show, and a raffle for a brand new 2021 motorcycle. Sponsored by the Phoenix Organization of Jefferson and Brothers Keepers Motorcycle Club, the event benefits Percy R. Johnson Burn Foundation and Camp I'm Still Me.

easttexasburnrun.com

Farmersville

Oktoberfest Trail Run

Oct. 8

Historic Onion Shed , 154 S. Main St.

The Chaparral Trail is a converted railroad that has quickly become a reclaimed multi-use trail spanning more than 35 miles and beginning in the quaint city of Farmersville. Race this fast course over paved and crushed-stone trail, across bridges, and along prairies and farmland. This is an out and back course under a canopy of trees with beautiful country views. Distances are 5K, 10K, half marathon, full marathon, and 50K.

ultraexpeditions.com/oktoberfest-trail-run-festival

Edom

Art Festival

Oct. 8-9

Main Street, 9726 FM 314

For 50 years, the small artists’ community of Edom in East Texas has hosted a festival for working artists to present their talents. Resident artists welcome juried artists in the mediums of painting, photography, clay, jewelry, sculpture, fiber, wood, and mixed media. Local wineries, food trucks and artisan foods, and singer/songwriters fill the festival grounds behind the galleries on the one main street in town. Raku firing, blacksmithing, and an interactive kids' creation station are part of the fun. Admission is free.

edomarts.com

Irving

"James Bond Meets Rachmaninoff"

Oct. 8

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

The 2022-2023 season for the Irving Symphony opens with iconic music from several James Bond movies, a musical glance at a famous 19th century hero, a world premiere, and one of the most romantic Rachmaninoff piano concertos of all time, performed by an internationally acclaimed piano virtuoso.

irvingsymphony.org

Lampasas

Fall Fest

Oct. 8

Courtyard Square, 409 S. Pecan St.

Held next to the beautiful courthouse, patrons can shop for plants and garden art. Food vendors are on site.

Port Aransas

Harvest Moon Regatta

Oct. 8

Port Aransas Marina, 301 JC Barr Blvd.

The Harvest Moon Regatta is a sailing race that has been hosted by Lakewood Yacht Club every year since 1987. The offshore race begins in Galveston and ends with a party in Port Aransas. Whether you are new to offshore sailing, a seasoned cruiser, or a serious racer, Harvest Moon has something for you.

harvestmoonregatta.com/home

San Angelo

Second Saturday

Oct. 8

Railway Museum of San Angelo, 703 S. Chadbourne St.

The museum’s kid-sized, motorized train chugs around the grounds. There are living history tours, vendor booths, food trucks, and a new treasure hunt to help people discover the depot’s secrets.

sanangelorailway.org/second-satturday

Salado

Oktoberfest

Oct. 8

Barrow Brewing Company, 108 Royal St.

On the banks of Salado Creek, enjoy a family-friendly festival with special beer releases, stein-holding competitions, German food, games, vendors, and German beer.

barrowbrewing.com/events

Cedar Hill

Country Day on the Hill

Oct. 8

Historic Downtown, 208 Houston and Broad streets

Fun and excitement abound each year on the second Saturday of October when Cedar Hill celebrates Country Day on the Hill. The annual event features a parade, craft vendors, food, activities, contests, and live entertainment throughout the entire day.

cdoth.com

Pearland

Art on the Pavilion

Oct. 8-9

Pearland Town Center, 11200 Broadway St.

Another year of Art on the Pavilion brings unique finds created by local and regional artists, including abstract art, handcrafted jewelry, and pottery. The free, juried show is outdoors with live music, food trucks, and family-friendly activities.

visitpearland.com/artshow

Hudson Oaks

Craft and Cork

Oct. 8

Gene Voyles Park, 210 Hudson Oaks Drive

Mingle with friends while enjoying local wine and beer pairings, local tastes, and great music. Craft and Cork is an intimate setting to enjoy great wine and craft beer selections directly from the source. No individuals under 21 are allowed.

hudsonoaks.com/calendar/craft-and-cork

The Woodlands

10 for Texas

Oct. 8

Northshore Park, 2505 Lake Woodlands Drive

The 10 for Texas is a 10-mile USA Track and Field sanctioned event held annually in The Woodlands each September. In conjunction with the 10-mile course are a 3.1 Armadillo Run 5K and a One 4 Texas Kids' Fun Run.

visitthewoodlands.com/10fortexas

Palacios

St. Anthony's Golf Tournament and Shrimporee

Oct. 8-9

Palacios Recreation Center, 2401 Perryman Ave.

Partake in a golf scramble and enjoy a delicious shrimp dinner with entertainment for all.

stanthonypalacios.org

Conroe

Boutique Pop Up

Oct. 8

Grand Central Park: Lake House, 1039 Lake House Drive

A wide selection of exhibitors bring the very best in boutique clothing, accessories, shoes, home decor, furniture, gourmet food, dips, sauces, art, yard decorations, and holiday items. The market is half handmade items and half manufactured items. All exhibitors are small business owners. Free admission and free parking.

bigtop.show/conroegrandcentral

La Grange

Rod Picott in Concert

Oct. 8

The Bugle Boy, 1051 N. Jefferson St.

Rod Picott makes his debut performance in the Bugle Boy's converted WWII Army barracks listening room. He has released 12 albums over the last 20 years, with songs placed in television and film projects including The FX series "Justified" and the Michael Douglas film "Solitary Man." He has toured as the opening act for Alison Krauss and Union Station and won the Song of the Year award at the Austin Music Awards for his song “Broke Down.”

thebugleboy.org/tickets

Austin

Oktoberfest

Oct. 8

German Free School, 507 E. 10th St.

The German-Texan Heritage Society holds their annual festival featuring kid-friendly activities during the day along with live music and authentic German food.

germantexans.org

Atlanta

Atlanta Local: A Maker's Market

Oct. 8

Woods Park, 210 E. Hiram St.

Atlanta Local is a vibrant quarterly market where shoppers and creators can connect. A celebration of local talent, vendors are encouraged to showcase their homemade, handmade, and homegrown items right in the heart of the community. Crafts, furniture, food, produce, art, trinkets, and gifts are just some of the offerings.

Grand Prairie

Bonnie Raitt in Concert

Oct. 8

Texas Trust CU Theatre, 1001 Texas Trust Way

After selling out much of her North American tour to date, Bonnie Raitt continues her journey across America through November, playing at storied venues in Memphis, Atlanta, New Orleans, and Austin. Raitt is joined by her longtime touring band and special guest Marc Cohn.

texastrustcutheatre.com/events/detail/?event_id=428337

Corsicana

Best Little Airshow in Texas

Oct. 8

Corsicana Municipal Airport, C. David Campbell Field, 9000 Navarro Road

The 23rd annual airshow includes the Liberty Jump Team, historic airplanes on display, and airplane rides.

coyotesquadron.org

Chappell Hill

Scarecrow Festival

Oct. 8-9

Downtown Chappell Hill

The Chappell Hill Historical Society hosts this annual event that places visitors in the magical land of scarecrows with 400 vendors, food, live music, and family-friendly fun in downtown Chappell Hill.

chappellhillhistoricalsociety.com

Mckinney

Trolley Tour

Oct. 8

Chestnut Square Heritage Village, 315 S. Chestnut

Experience the historic district in downtown McKinney on a charming trolley with a trained docent. This tour features the buildings and homes of the commercial and residential historic district. While enjoying the architecture, you’ll hear about some of the significant people who made their mark in McKinney.

chestnutsquare.org/tours

Second Saturday Karaoke and Open Mic

Oct. 8

Filtered Coffee Shop, 218 E. Louisiana

The Filtered Coffee Shop stage comes alive with Second Saturday Karaoke and Open Mic. All singers and musicians of all ages are welcome.

getmefiltered.com

Houston

Bayou City Art Festival

Oct. 8-9

Sam Houston Park and along Allen Parkway

Bayou City Art Festival celebrates 50 years of providing unique art experiences and education for the greater Houston area. As one of the top art festivals in the country, the outdoor gallery an opportunity to meet artists, view original works, and purchase one-of-a-kind art, world-class paintings, prints, and other items. The festival features two entertainment stages, a food truck park, beverage stations, art installations, and the Active Imagination Zone with hands-on art activities for all ages. This year's featured artist is Cindy Olmes, a mixed-media artist from Cincinnati, who showcases her work along with 250 artists from around the country.

artcolonyassociation.org

Brownsville

Zoofari: Roaring Into the Future

Oct. 8

Gladys Porter Zoo, 500 Ringgold St.

After celebrating its 50th anniversary last year, the Gladys Porter Zoo is “roaring into the future” with exciting changes on the way. Support the Zoo at their biggest fundraiser of the year, Zoofari, and help them continue to be a first-class zoo for many generations to come. Zoofari features dinner, drinks, and a live and silent auction.

gpz.org

Fredericksburg

Monarch Celebration

Oct. 8

Wildseed Farms, 100 Legacy Drive

Celebrate the monarch butterfly migration at this "Tag and Release" program, with fun and educational activities for the whole family.

wildseedfarms.com

Stonewall

VFD Fall Fish Fry

Oct. 8

Stonewall Chamber of Commerce, 250 Peach St.

The 41st annual Stonewall Volunteer Fire Department fundraiser includes fried catfish with all the trimmings, prize drawings, and live entertainment.

Waxahachie

Chautauqua Cowboy Poet Gathering

Oct. 8

Chautauqua Auditorium, 400 S. Grand St.

There's fun for the whole family at this event, including a Longhorn stampede around Ellis County Courthouse, cowboy poets, Western music, an open mic, chuckwagon meals, a frontier women's wardrobe presentation, birds of prey exhibition, and live music with Kristyn Harris, Devon Dawson, Washtub Jerry, Ramblin' Rangers, and others.

waxahachiechautauqua.org

Wichita Falls

Buddy Walk

Oct. 8

Garnett Field at McNiel Junior High, 4712 Barnett Road

Bring the family out to unite for a common cause and raise funds for The Arc of Wichita County and Play for All Community Playground at the 2022 Wichita Falls Buddy Walk. Whether you have Down syndrome, know someone who does, or just want to show your support, take the first step and donate or register today. Enjoy bounce houses, food trucks, music, prizes, carnival games, raffle drawings, and other activities.

ds-stride.org/wichitafallsbuddywalk

Mad Hatter Tea Party

Oct. 8

Kell House Museum, 900 Bluff St.

Wear your wildest clothes and join in the fun of an interactive showing of the tea party scene from the classic "Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland" by Lewis Carroll. Learn about Victorian tea customs while snacking on punch and cake and discover historic lawn games such as croquet. Enjoy a morning the way the Kell children might have over 100 years ago.

kellhouseheritagecenter.org

Kerrville

Kerr County Market Days and Hill Country Swap Meet

Oct. 8

Kerr County Hill Country Youth Event Center, 3785 SH 27

Every month, Market Days features artists and crafters specializing in original handcrafted items. Hill Country Swap Meet is a monthly community garage sale/flea market.

kerrmarketdays.org

Ingram

Classic Nashville Live

Oct. 8

Cailloux Theater, 910 Main St.

Not just a concert, this is a full-stage production with authentic period sets, costumes, comedy, and all the stories behind the songs. Step back in time, when country music was king, with Jason Petty and Gail Bliss.

caillouxperformingarts.com

Kerrville

Hill Country Gun Show

Oct. 8-9

Hill Country Veterans Center, 411 Meadowview

The show offers new and used guns, knives, coins, cutting boards, ammunition, and other goods. All proceeds go to local veterans.

gunshowtrader.com

Boerne

Market Days

Oct. 8-9

Main Plaza, 100 N. Main St. 

On the second weekend of the month, this market offers hundreds of festive booths displaying 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

Bandera

Barrel Race

Oct. 9

Mansfield Park Rodeo Arena, Park Road

Come see barrel racing at Mansfield Park presented by Riding on Faith. Watch as the talented youth show you how it's done. The divisions are Open 4D and Youth 3D.

banderacowboycapital.com/location/mansfield-park-rodeo-arena

Temple

Tri-City Gem and Mineral Show

Oct. 9-10

Frank W. Mayborn Civic and Convention Center, 3301 N. Third St.

Interested in rock hounding and working with gems and minerals? This two-day show presents vendors with a variety of gems, minerals, rocks, beads, and jewelry for purchase. There are free activities for children, displays of rock collections for viewing, silent auctions of rocks and minerals, grand prize drawings, and rock hounds to provide information about the hobby. Food vendors are on site.

dfarhie.wixsite.com/tcgms

New Braunfels

Music and Wine Festival: Sunday Songwriter Shindig

Oct. 9

Gruene Hall, 1281 Gruene Road

As part of the 36th annual Gruene Food and Wine Festival enjoy an acoustic lineup of Texas’ best songwriters on the legendary Gruene Hall stage. Presented by KNBT and Gruene Hall, proceeds benefits the United Way of Comal County.

gruenemusicandwinefest.org

Tyler

Texas Rose Festival

Oct. 13-15

Tyler Rose Garden, 420 Rose Park Drive

Since its beginning in 1933, the Texas Rose Festival has represented the spirit that brings Tyler together as a community. Rich in heritage and tradition, the festival offers enchanting ceremonial events such as the Queen’s Coronation, Ribbon Cutting and Rose Presentation, the Queen’s Tea, and the Rose Parade, all amidst a backdrop of brilliant roses as vibrant and colorful as the community they represent.

visittyler.com/texas-rose-festival

San Angelo

Scare Station at the Railway Museum

Oct. 13-15, 20-22, 27-29, 31

Railway Museum of San Angelo, 703 S. Chadbourne St.

There are places on Earth where the veil between the living and the dead has grown thin. In San Angelo, there is such a place: a train station that has stood for over 100 years. Once it shuttled people to new lives, now it transports the dead to the hereafter. This Halloween season, venture into this station at your own risk.

sanangelorailway.org

Ennis

National Hot Rod Association Fall Nationals

Oct. 13-16

Texas Motorplex, 7500 US 287

Drag racing is the quickest and fastest form of motorsport. Cars exceed speeds of 330 mph, engines roar with 10,000 horsepower, and flames blast out of the tailpipes, propelling drivers as quickly as 0-100 mph in less than half a second. All of that can be seen at Texas Motorplex each fall during Fall Nationals. The Motorplex is an all-concrete, quarter-mile drag racing facility that opened in 1986, becoming the first super-stadium built specifically for drag racing.

nhra.com

Cedar Park

Los Ángeles Azules In Concert

Oct. 13

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

The Los Ángeles Azules are a Mexican musical group that plays the "cumbia sonidera" genre, which is a "cumbia" subgenre using the accordion and synthesizers.

hebcenter.com/events/detail/los-angels-azules-2022

Irving

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

Oct. 13

Irving Arts Center, 3333 N. MacArthur Blvd.

The Las Colinas Symphony opens its 2022-2023 season on October 13. The evening features Beethoven, Strauss, and Gershwin compositions. Beethoven's "Leonora Overture No. 3," Strauss' "Tales of the Vienna Woods," and Gershwin's Piano Concerto are performed.

lascolinassymphony.org

Elgin

Sip, Shop, and Stroll

Oct. 13

Historic Downtown Elgin , 109 Depot St.

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.

elgintx.com

Granbury

Harvest Moon Festival of the Arts

Oct. 14-16

Historic Granbury Square, 201 E. Pearl St.

Granbury is bursting with vibrant artists and talent throughout the community. Find food, local entertainment, and seasonal activities at this long-running festival that showcases artists, makers, and craftspeople.

visitgranbury.com/events/annual-events/harvest-moon-festival-of-the-arts

San Angelo

Halloween Night Tours

Oct. 14, 22, 29

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

Fort Concho invites you to join along for a spook-tacular haunted house in the Quartermaster. Children under 6 are free, however they need to be with an adult at all times.

fortconcho.com

Henderson

Rusk County PRCA Rodeo

Oct. 14-15

Rusk County Expo Center, 3303 FM 13 W.

The Rusk County Rodeo Association presents the 28th annual PRCA Rodeo. Top cowboys and cowgirls perform in the enclosed arena. Festivities include mutton bustin', rodeo clowns, a sheep chase, and a calf scramble. In the covered pavilion, find mechanical bull rides, a petting zoo, shopping vendors, and food.

La Grange

Woody Russell in Concert

Oct. 14

The Bugle Boy, 1051 N. Jefferson St.

Past Bugle Boy Talent Trust recipient Woody Russell returns with his latest musical project. Russell is a "guitar-centric singer-songwriter with an unapologetic art-rock ethos." He has released a catalogue of diverse recorded work that spans from the Americana infused fare of his first album, "As Simple As That," the rootsy "Salt," a highly praised blues and soul album, "Up Against It," followed by the rich instrumental/orchestral collection, "Big Sky." Later releases offered up funkier pop-jazz shades with "Delicious Days" and "Carry It Up."

thebugleboy.org/tickets

Burnet

Utopiafest Down in the Oaks

Oct. 14-15

Reveille Peak Ranch, 105 CR 114

What began as a gathering of music lovers on a ranch has evolved into a weekend of camping and live music featuring more than 35 bands. Festivalgoers enjoy a curated culinary experience, a wine grove, a Texas craft beer garden, workshops, art installations, and a kids' area.

utopiafest.com

Levelland

Petticoats on the Prairie

Oct. 14-15

Mallet Event Center, 2320 US 385 S.

Visit a two-day juried show and the premier vintage market of West Texas since 2010. Shop unique vendors from all over the U.S. with the best in vintage, furniture, antiques, clothing, handmade goods, industrial, jewelry, repurposed items, and cool junk, too.

petticoatsontheprairie.com

Corsicana

Oktoberfest

Oct. 14-15

The Collin Club, 211 W. Collin St.

Typical Oktoberfest fun includes German beer, food, and music.

thecollinclub.com

Mckinney

Third Monday Trade Days

Oct. 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

Canton

Texas Star Quilters Guild Quilt Show

Oct. 14-15

Canton Civic Center, 800 Flea Market Road

Browse an annual quilt show that includes vendors, demonstrations, door prizes, a silent auction, a bazaar, scavenger hunt for kids, and a judged quilt show.

texasstarquilters.wixsite.com/tsqg

Fredericksburg

Trade Days

Oct. 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

"The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance"

Oct. 14-16, 21-23

Steve W. Shepherd Theater, 1668 US 87 South

Fredericksburg Theater Company presents this production that takes audiences on a journey into the 1890 Wild West and the classic themes of good versus evil, law versus the gun, and one man versus Liberty Valance. It's a tale of love, hope, and revenge set against the vicious backdrop of a lawless society.

fredericksburgtheater.org

Granbury

Harvest Moon Festival of the Arts

Oct. 14-16

Granbury Square, 100 E. Pearl St.

Presented by the Historic Granbury Merchants Association, this long-running festival showcases artists, makers, and craftspeople. In addition to artist gallery booths, visitors can find food, local entertainment, and seasonal activities—all surrounded by a vibrant downtown square with wineries, unique shops, boutiques, art galleries, live entertainment venues, and great restaurants.

visitgranbury.com

Sugar Land

"Tribute to Garth Brooks Show"

Oct. 14

Sugar Land Town Square, 2711 Plaza Drive

Come and see Nashville recording artist Adam Grant from Shiloh, Georgia, with his top-notch "Tribute to Garth Brooks Show." Not only does he look like Garth, he sounds like him, too—come out and see for yourself.

sugarlandtownsquare.com

Boerne

Night Hikes for Adults

Oct. 14

Cibolo Center for Conservation, 140 City Park Road

Join naturalist Jasmine Torrez and explore the Cibolo Center for Conservation to discover various living organisms that call the Cibolo home.

cibolo.org/calendar

Orange

Historic Ghost Walk

Oct. 15

Heritage House Museum of Orange County, 905 W. Division Ave.

Take a guided tour through the historic downtown area of Orange. Local theater students reenact legendary stories of Orange's past, including spooky tales, gunfights, and murders. Guests enter at the Heritage House Museum Grounds and enjoy music, food, drinks, and games while they wait for their assigned tour.

heritagehouseoforangecounty.com

Royse City

FunFest

Oct. 15

Main Street

Vendors, carnival games, bounce houses, train rides, contests, and live music create a day full of fun. Admission is free.

roysecitychamber.com

Belton

Sami Arts and Crafts Marketplace

Oct. 15-16

Bell County Expo Center, 301 West Loop 121

Holiday shopping gets in full swing at this long-running arts and crafts marketplace. Open since 1975, shoppers can expect a variety of handcrafted goods. Every show is different and includes wood and metal crafts, floral designs, children's and women's boutique clothing, and an array of wonderful home decor from the vivid imaginations of the crafters.

samishow.com

Lipan

Kick-A-Poo Festival Classic Car Show

Oct. 15

Lipan City Park, 200 Caddo St.

Classic car owners show off their stunning vehicles in a car show with 42 awards, including Best of Show, Sponsor's Choice, Under Construction, Special Interest, Late Model, Rat Rod, and Cycle. Admission is free.

ddrockinrods.com

Bryan

Brazos Valley Fair and Rodeo

Oct. 15-23

Brazos County Expo Complex, 5827 Leonard Road

The Brazos Valley Fair and Rodeo showcases agriculture, education, and youth to enhance Texas culture and has become a staple event of the region. Spectators can expect two action-packed weekends. From the tractor pull to the rodeo events including bull riding, team roping, barrel racing, and mutton bustin’. The fair also includes the carnival, animal exhibits, shopping, and live music.

brazosvalleyfair.com

Llano

PBR Bull Riding

Oct. 15

John L. Kuykendall Event Center and Arena, 2200 W. RR 152

The bulls are back in town! See bull riders try and hold on to the backs of rowdy bulls for eight seconds.

llanopbr.com

Lewisville

Best Little Brewfest in Texas

Oct. 15

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

More than 70 craft breweries from around Texas, the U.S., and the world are featured at this 100% charity beer festival. Profits benefit Cloud 9 Charities. Some wine and ciders are also included. Adult tickets include a souvenir tasting cup, tasting card for 12 samples, and access to retail vendors, two stages of live music, and food trucks.

bestlittlebrewfestintexas.com

Salado

Volksride

Oct. 15

Barrow Brewing Company, 108 Royal St.

Bicycles, craft beer, and an Oktoberfest celebration in the rolling hills of Central Texas make for a perfect day. The bicycle ride has routes from 10 to 50 miles. The ride starts and ends at Barrow Brewing Company where each participant is treated to a pint and a pretzel at the finish line.

barrowbrewing.com

Cameron

Steak, Stein, and Wine Fest

Oct. 15

Downtown Cameron , 102 E. First St.

The Cameron Chamber of Commerce is excited to partner with 44 Farms to kick off a great meat-centric event in downtown Cameron. Guests indulge in a delicious ribeye steak dinner with all the trimmings from Cameron's own local beef producer, 44 Farms. The Cameron Car Club hosts a car show with other downtown activities plus artists, food trucks, wine, beer, and other beverages. There are games for all, and music and entertainment keep your heart beating and your feet stomping.

steaksteinwinefestival.com

Addison

Addison After Dark: Harvest Hootenanny

Oct. 15

Addison Circle Park, 4970 Addison Circle

It's fall y’all and time to get your hootenanny on. This shindig boasts singer-songwriters, food trucks, family carnival games, and a petting zoo. Wear your favorite costume and take a spin on the hayride.

addisonafterdark.com

The Colony

Family Fright Night

Oct. 15-16

Stewart Creek Park, 3700 Sparks Road

Get ready for a haunted campout, just in time for spooky season. Family Fright Night offers a Halloween adventure suitable for all ages. Enjoy a lakeside campout with a haunted trail, tent trick-or-treating, and kids' costume and scream contests. Kick back with a scary movie screening, hayride, and fireside s’mores.

visitthecolonytx.com/calendar.aspx

Waco

Ironman Waco

Oct. 15-16

Pecan Bottoms (Cameron Park), University Parks Drive

Do you have what it takes to conquer an Ironman? Begin your journey on the beautiful and tranquil Brazos River, traverse the Texas countryside on your 112-mile bike ride, and let the city's energy propel you on your 26.2-mile run, which crosses the finish line at the newly-restored and historic Waco suspension bridge.

ironman.com/im-waco

La Grange

Susan Gibson in Concert

Oct. 15

The Bugle Boy, 1051 N. Jefferson St.

Grammy Award winner Susan Gibson made her mark on the world when "Wide Open Spaces" was covered by the Dixie Chicks and taken all the way to No. 1. But of course she's written many more wonderful songs in the years since, many of which can be heard on her 2014 live album "The Second Hand," recorded at the Bugle Boy.

thebugleboy.org/tickets

Lubbock

Grape Day Celebration

Oct. 15

Llano Estacado Winery, 3426 E. FM 1585

Celebrate the grape harvest and 46 years of Texas winemaking at the 28th annual Grape Day Celebration. Patrons can enjoy self-guided tours, art booths, local vendors, food, bounce houses for kids, and live music from local favorites.

llanowine.com

Canadian

Fall Foliage Festival

Oct. 15-16

Various locations

As fall rolls in, Canadian celebrates leaf-peeping season with nature tours, an art show, a quilt show, arts and crafts, a car show, and even a snake show.

canadiantx.com

Grand Prairie

Eslabon Armado in Concert

Oct. 15

Texas Trust CU Theatre, 1001 Texas Trust Way

California-based trio Eslabon Armado's name translates as "linked chain." Illustrated by their interlocking vocal harmonies and woven acoustic guitars and basses, the group's style reframes the regional Mexican music of ranchera with the language of "sierreña" music, the "music of the mountain ranges."

texastrustcutheatre.com/events/detail/?event_id=434998

Clifton

FallFest

Oct. 15

Historic Downtown Clifton, 403 W. Third St.

Autumn's return is greeted with a smile and the 21st annual FallFest. Celebrating Clifton’s cornucopia of heritages in historic Downtown, FallFest features live music, arts and crafts demonstrations, heritage exhibits and performances, a corn hole tournament, a car show, food, shopping, and a kids' area.

cityofclifton.org/fallfest

Kerens

Cotton Harvest Festival

Oct. 15

Various locations, 121 N. Colket Ave.

In days gone by, Kerens was a major cotton producing area in Texas. To celebrate the harvest and fund the newly built library, the Kerens Cotton Harvest Festival began. For the last 17 years, the committee has striven to revive the excitement of the harvest fun from years gone. The main street in town is filled with with nearly 100 exhibitors selling their wares, a car show, tractor show, quilt show, photography, and a pie contest along with wonderful live music in the air. To top off the festival, a street dance is held in the evening.

kerenscottonharvestfestival.com

Brenham

Texas Arts and Music Festival

Oct. 15-16

Downtown Brenham

Held annually the third weekend in October in historic downtown Brenham, the festival celebrates Texas street art with live mural installations, an art village, and live music, all free to the public.

texasartsandmusicfestival.com

Mckinney

Día de los Muertos

Oct. 15

Mitchell Park, 300 W. Louisiana St.

Legacy Keepers of Old East McKinney use the strength of our unique identities in a collective framework to document, honor, and promote the historic legacies of McKinney's Black and Mexican communities, ensuring that all cultures are natural parts of the community's experience. Día de Los Muertos is a day of fun with food, music, games, and art.

mckinneydiadelosmuertos.com

Fredericksburg

Knights of Columbus Bestfest

Oct. 15

Marktplatz, 100 block of West Main Street

Not quite Oktoberfest but the Bestfest, with specialty beer and sausage tastings, live music and polka bands, prizes, games for kids, and proceeds benefiting local charities.

kcbestfest.com

Plano

Beatles Night

Oct. 15

Red Tail Pavilion, 2801 E. Spring Creek Parkway

Celebrate John Lennon’s birthday with Beatles Night. A Hard Night’s Day headlines this annual Plano tradition at the Red Tail Pavilion located in Oak Point Park. Bring your chairs, blankets, and coolers. Please leave pets at home.

visitplano.com/event/beatles-night-2022

International Festival

Oct. 15

Haggard Park, 901 E. 15th St.

Tour the world and improve your wellness at the Plano International Festival. The area’s largest cultural event has food, fun, and entertainment for the whole family. Enjoy multicultural music and dance performances, ethnic food trucks, cultural displays, and other festivities from over 100 cultures. Kids can explore STEAM activities plus travel the booths with a virtual passport. Come early for free flu and COVID shots and a variety of health screenings.

planointernationalfestival.org

Bandera

Riding on Faith Cowboy Capital Bull Bash

Oct. 15

Mansfiled Park, 2886 SH 16 North

Cheer on the participants in pee wee, junior, senior, novice and open bull riding and mutton bustin' contests.

ridingonfaithrodeo.com

Riding on Faith Barrel Racing

Oct. 15

Mansfiled Park, 2886 SH 16 North

See barrel racing presented by Riding on Faith at Mansfield Park. Watch as the talented youth show the adults how it's done.

ridingonfaithrodeo.com

Mesquite

Community Band Fall Concert

Oct. 15

Mesquite Arts Center, 1527 N. Galloway Ave.

The Mesquite Community Band, made up of volunteer musicians from high school through retirement age, presents its free fall concert in the Concert Hall of the Mesquite Arts Center. Grab a seat to hear the annual themed arrangements.

visitmesquitetx.com

PumpkinFest

Oct. 15

Valley Creek Park, 2482 Pioneer Road

Mesquite's annual fall festival includes a pumpkin-decorating contest, petting zoo, haunted house, carnival games, jousting, a falconry show, and other family-friendly festivities.

visitmesquitetx.com

Iowa Park

Wicked Wine Run

Oct. 15

Horseshoe Bend Cellars Vineyard and Winery, 3399 Peterson Road South

Bring friends and besties to get into shape and run the Wicked Wine Run, a wine-fueled night out with great music, food trucks, games, a 5K run and 1K wine tasting walk, and a wine festival.

wickedwinerun.com/locations/texas-wichita-falls

Kerrville

Chalk Festival

Oct. 15-16

Peterson Plaza, Downtown Kerrville, Main Street

This annual street painting festival celebrates chalk art, with kids' chalk zones, free family activities, great food, and music.

kerrvillechalk.org

Seguin

De Mano A Mano

Oct. 15

Teatro de Artes de Juan Seguin, 921 W. New Braunfels St.

At this open-air artisan market, shop with vendors and craftspeople selling handmade crafts, artwork, and other merchandise that showcases Hispanic culture and heritage.

teatrodeartes.org

Galveston

ArtOberFest

Oct. 15-16

Postoffice Street, Between 20th and 23rd streets

This juried fine art festival features various artists, food, and live music on Postoffice Street amid Galveston’s Victorian architecture, art galleries, and shops. Admission proceeds benefit The 1894 Grand Opera House's education and community outreach programs.

artoberfest.com

Longview

"Towards a 21st Century Abstraction"

Oct. 15-Feb. 11, 2023

Longview Museum of Fine Arts, 215 E. Tyler St.

Curated by Los Angeles art critic Peter Frank, this exhibition presents seven masterful painters from across the country pushing the boundaries of abstraction.

lmfa.org

Dallas

"Dalí/Vermeer: A Dialogue"

Oct. 16-Jan. 15, 2023

Meadows Museum, 5900 Bishop Blvd.

The Meadows Museum brings together Salvador Dalí’s "The Image Disappears" with Johannes Vermeer’s "Woman Reading a Letter" in this exhibition. The side-by-side presentation of these two related paintings results in a closer understanding of the correlations between Dalí and Vermeer.

meadowsmuseumdallas.org

New Braunfels

Old Gruene Market Days

Oct. 15-16

Gruene Historic District

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

gruenemarketdays.com

Jefferson

Taste of Jefferson

Oct. 16

Downtown Jefferson

The streets of downtown are closed off so Jefferson can showcase samples of local restaurants' favorite meals, accompanied by live music.

marioncountychamber.org

Austin

The Black Keys in Concert

Oct. 17

Moody Center, 2001 Robert Dedman Drive

The Black Keys are bringing The Dropout Boogie Tour to Moody Center with special guests Band of Horses and The Velveteers. Formed in Akron, Ohio in 2001, The Black Keys have been called “rock royalty” by the Associated Press and “one of the best rock ‘n’ roll bands on the planet” by Uncut. Cutting their teeth playing small clubs, the band has gone on to sell out arena tours and released nine previous studio albums.

moodycenteratx.com/event/the-black-keys

Grand Prairie

Nick Mason's Saucerful of Secrets in Concert

Oct. 17

Texas Trust CU Theatre, 1001 Texas Trust Way

Nick Mason's Saucerful of Secrets are an English rock band formed in 2018 to perform the early music of Pink Floyd. The band comprises Pink Floyd drummer and co-founder Nick Mason, bassist Guy Pratt, guitarists Gary Kemp and Lee Harris, and keyboardist Dom Beken.

texastrustcutheatre.com/events/detail/?event_id=416007

Houston

Asiatown Evening Walking Tour

Oct. 19

Houston Asiatown, 9188 Bellaire Blvd.

Explore one of Asiatown's oldest and most diverse shopping centers. Enjoy dinner, dessert, and shopping. End the evening with a luxurious foot massage.

ccchouston.org/tour.com

Seguin

Buck Fever

Oct. 19-20

Seguin Events Complex, 950 S. Austin St.

Outdoor hunting and fishing exhibits provide education on protecting, preserving, and enjoying wildlife and fish.

buckfever.org

Georgetown

October Month of the Arts Celebration

Oct. 20-22

Downtown Georgetown Cultural District, 817 S. Main St.

Georgetown celebrates October Month of the Arts over three days and begins with an Autumn Art Stroll on Thursday in the downtown Georgetown Cultural District and includes arts facilities and arts businesses across the entire district. There is a celebration of the Georgetown Main Street Program's 40th anniversary on Friday at Grace Heritage Center. The Month of the Arts culminates on Saturday for the inaugural South Main Arts Festival in the new South Main Arts District.

arts.georgetown.org/arts-and-culture-program-events

Wharton

Party Under the Bridge

Oct. 20

Dinosaur Park, 413 W. Colorado St.

Celebrate the restoration of the historic Colorado River Bridge with food trucks and music.

whartonchamber.com

Grand Prairie

Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons in Concert

Oct. 20

Texas Trust CU Theatre, 1001 Texas Trust Way

Don't miss Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, who have sold over 175 million records worldwide and defined the sound of an era with classic hits like "Walk Like A Man," "Sherry," "Can’t Take My Eyes Off You," "Rag Doll," and "Big Girls Don’t Cry."

texastrustcutheatre.com/events/detail/?event_id=401866

Corsicana

Witches Night Out

Oct. 20

Downtown Corsicana, 301 S. Beaton St.

Come join in for a fun night of grown-up festivities in your best witch or warlock attire. Sip, stroll, and shop the downtown merchants offering cauldrons of complimentary cocktails, and don't forget to enter the Most Creative Witches Hat contest.

visitcorsicana.com

Fredericksburg

Food and Wine Fest

Oct. 20-22

Various locations

Indulge at the 31st annual Fredericksburg Food and Wine Fest, a grand celebration of Texas food and wine with musical entertainment and fun plus several special events at different locations including Messina Hof Hill Country, Becker Vineyards, and the Marktplatz in downtown Fredericksburg.

fbgfoodandwinefest.com

Bandera

Third Thursday Cowboy Camp with Lew Peterbaugh

Oct. 20

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/business/bandera-beverage-barn

Elgin

Hogeye Festival Weekend

Oct. 20-22

Historic Downtown Elgin , 109 Depot St.

Held the fourth Saturday of October, this festival features handmade arts and crafts, live music, food, kids' activities, and plenty of pig puns to go around. Events include Lindsy Kay Wing Children's Costume Pet Parade, Road Hog Car Show, Gordon Swenson Memorial Barbecue Pork-Off, a carnival, cow patty bingo. Before the main event, the Hogeye Stroll, "Pearls Before Swine Art Show," and the Hogalicious Dessert Contest take place on Oct. 20. And on Oct. 21 is a street dance with Kenny Orts and No Chance.

hogeyefestival.com

Burton

LaBahia Antique Show

Oct. 21-29

LaBahia 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

Nacogdoches

Full Moon Concert

Oct. 21-22

Downtown Nacogdoches, 200 E. Main St.

Join along for a weekend of '90s nostalgia featuring cover bands playing music from the Foo Fighters, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Hootie and the Blowfish, and Green Day. Food truck fare and adult beverages are available for purchase. Bring your own blankets and chairs.

visitnacogdoches.org/things-to-do/concerts-and-nightlife/full-moon-concerts

Taylor

Williamson County Fair and Rodeo

Oct. 21-23

Williamson County Expo Center, 5350 Bill Picket Trail

It's rodeo time in Taylor and this three-day fair and rodeo consists of shopping vendors, great food and drinks, family fun, live music, rodeo performances, a carnival, and a wine and beer garden.

wilcoexpo.com

Austin

Formula 1 Aramco US Grand Prix

Oct. 21-21

Circuit of The Americas, 9201 Circuit of the Americas Blvd

The pinnacle of motorsports is returning to Texas for a three-day celebration of speed and sound. The Formula 1 U.S. Grand Prix provides an action-packed experience that fuses world-class racing with major championship implications. There's no shortage of star power as superstars hit the Super Stage with post-race performances each night.

circuitoftheamericas.com/f1

Port Aransas

Wooden Boat Festival

Oct. 21-23

Roberts Point Park, 301 JC Barr Blvd.

Bring your wooden boats to display. Boats don't need to be fancy, just made of wood. They can even be displayed unfinished. Guests can attend informative programs on boat building and even build their own boats.

portaransasmuseum.org/event/2021-wooden-boat-festival

Grand Prairie

Jo Koy

Oct. 21

Texas Trust CU Theatre, 1001 Texas Trust Way

As one of today’s premiere stand-up comics, Jo Koy has come a long way from his modest beginnings performing at a Las Vegas coffee house. The comedian, who pulls inspiration from his family, specifically his son, sells out arenas and theaters across the world.

texastrustcutheatre.com/events/detail/?event_id=433846

Austin

Gem Capers 2022

Oct. 21-23

Palmer Events Center, 900 Barton Springs Road

Hosted by Austin Gem and Mineral Society, this gem and mineral show offers over 30 vendors selling jewelry, beads, gemstones, minerals, crystals, fossils, and spheres. Exhibits include a touch table of rocks and fossils, fluorescent minerals, and members’ collections.

agms-tx.org

San Angelo

En Plein Air Texas

Oct. 21-29

San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts , 1 Love St.

"En plein air" is the French term for painting out in the open air. At the ninth annual En Plein Air Texas, visitors can watch over the shoulders of professional artists as they paint their interpretations of the Concho Valley area, ask questions, attend the free talks and demos, eat lunch with an artist, and take home a moment in time painted by one of the artists.

enpleinairtexas.com

Sugar Land

Steve Martin and Martin Short

Oct. 21

Smart Financial Centre, 18111 Lexington Blvd.

Dynamic duo and stars of "Only Murders in the Building," Steve Martin and Martin Short are back at Smart Financial Centre with very special guests pianists Jeff Babko and banjo player Alison Brown and Fair Weather Friends for the "You Won't Believe What They Look Like Today" tour.

smartfinancialcentre.net

Wichita Falls

Haunted Tours

Oct. 21-22, 28-29

Kell House Museum, 900 Bluff St.

This is not your typical haunted house. Tour the 113-year-old historic house museum after dark and see for yourself if it is haunted.

kellhouseheritagecenter.org

Galveston

Island Oktoberfest

Oct. 21-22

First Lutheran Church, 2415 Winnie St.

Island Oktoberfest brings the “oompah” back to Galveston for its 40th year. At the city's premier fall festival, visitors can revel in German heritage with a full weekend of food, drinks, live performances, games, and special activities. Guests are encouraged to wear German costumes.

galvestonoktoberfest.com

Kyle

Center Street Trick-or-Treat

Oct. 22

Mary Kyle Hartson City Square Park, 101 S. Burleson St.

Local businesses and organizations set up tents and tables at Mary Kyle Hartson City "Scare" Park to provide a fun and safe opportunity for trick-or-treating. All ghosts and goblins young and old are invited to come out to the Treat Trail for a fun afternoon of treats as well as a costume and pumpkin decorating contest. All participants must decorate their pumpkin on site. Paint and pumpkins are provided. A few vendors sell children's items, and food and drink vendors are also available.

cityofkyle.com/recreation/center-street-trick-or-treat-4

Cisco

Pie Fest

Oct. 22

Conrad Hilton Center, 309 Conrad Hilton Blvd.

Attend a good old-fashioned summer festival with Pie Fest. This pie-centric event includes a pie baking contest, pie eating contest, pie in the face game, and a 40-foot long pie buffet. There is also lots of family fun, games, music, a car show, food, and arts and crafts.

ciscotxpiefest.com

The Colony

Half Mile Run and Green Dragon 5-Miler

Oct. 22

Stewart Creek Park, 3700 Sparks Road

Runners of all skill levels are invited to race along the beautiful shores of Lewisville Lake. Participants enjoy a gently undulating, crushed granite trail in a tranquil and natural setting that promises a memorable race experience for all. All proceeds go to support cancer awareness.

thecolonyhalf.com

Corpus Christi

Bonsai Basics

Oct. 22

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

Learn how to create your own tiny tree from Corpus Christi Bonsai Club’s Betty Whitt and Linda May. Discover techniques to create these living works of art providing years of solace and relaxation, as well as a conversation piece for your patio.

stxbot.org

Carmine

Texas Antiques Week

Oct. 22-30

Texas Casual Cottages, 580 SH 237 S.

A wide selection of exhibitors bring the very best in boutique clothing, accessories, shoes, home decor, furniture, gourmet food, dips, sauces, art, yard decorations, and holiday decor.

bigtop.show/roundtoptx

La Grange

Terry Klein in Concert

Oct. 22

The Bugle Boy, 1051 N. Jefferson St.

Terry Klein has played in some of the most hallowed rooms in the singer-songwriter business: Club Passim, The Bluebird, The Blue Light, The Saxon Pub, and Anderson Fair, to name a few. Now, he plays at The Bugle Boy's intimate listening room.

thebugleboy.org/tickets

Cottonwood Shores

Legends of the Falls Hayride Theatre Event and Festival

Oct. 22-23

Cottonwood Shores Community Park, 4111 Cottonwood Drive

This one-of-a-kind theatrical event highlights the unique history of Cottonwood Shores, which has roots reaching back to the Texas Revolution as well as prehistoric Native American settlements. Participants embark on a hayride with an on-board tour guide who points out key historical sites in the city. The ride pauses at featured locations to hear from the "legends" who carved the paths for the current way of life in Texas Hill Country. In addition to the hayrides, there is a festival at the base site, along with demonstrations of historical tools, such as how to use the atlatl, flint knapping for arrowheads, and cannon fire used during the Texas Revolution.

Grand Prairie

Steve Martin and Martin Short

Oct. 22

Texas Trust CU Theatre, 1001 Texas Trust Way

In “Now You See Them, Soon You Won’t,” comedy legends Steve Martin and Martin Short present new material in a variety of musical sketches and conversations about their iconic careers, most memorable encounters, and of course, their legendary lives in show business.

texastrustcutheatre.com/events/detail/?event_id=429712

Del Rio

Fiesta de Amistad Parade

Oct. 22

South Main Street, 1915 Veterans Blvd.

Enjoy a small-town parade with music, food trucks, and vendors.

Dallas

North Texas EggFest

Oct. 22

Sunnyland Outdoor Living, 7879 Spring Valley Road at Coit

The sixth annual North Texas EggFest features cooking demonstrations, delicious samples, live music, deals on Big Green Egg charcoal grills, and other festivities. Everyone is welcome to show off their cooking skills with cooking teams including amateurs, experienced restaurant staff, first-timers, and local chefs. Proceeds benefit the Texas Restaurant Foundation.

northtexaseggfest.com

Fredericksburg

Hill Country Indian Artifact Show

Oct. 22

Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park, 432 Lady Bird Drive

This show features a wide variety of some of the finest Native American artifacts from Texas and the United States including arrowheads, pottery, and beads.

visitfredericksburgtx.com

Plano

Rest In Plano Fest and Apparition Expedition

Oct. 22

Haggard Park, 901 E. 15th St.

Enjoy this Halloween-themed festival in downtown Plano. The two-day Halloween-centric celebration features artisans, performers, musicians, and the popular Apparition Expedition that gives visitors a peek into Plano’s paranormal past with walking tours through the city’s haunted history.

plano.gov/1043/apparition-expedition

Granbury

Dallas Spartan Ultra 50K, Beast 21K, and Sprint 5K

Oct. 22-23

Martha's Ranch, Twin Canyons, 7631 Hayworth Highway

Created for participants of all skill levels, the events take place separately, allowing attendees to participate in multiple formats. Spartan events focus on sport and athleticism, pushing the bodies and minds of competitors to the limit across miles of unforgiving terrain. Held at a new venue for Spartan in 2022, this course includes rugged terrain that challenge you, no matter your fitness level.

visitgranbury.com/spartan

Mesquite

Wildflower Buffalo Stomp

Oct. 22

Opal Lawrence Historical Park, 701 E. Kearney Road

Fall is the time to plant Texas bluebonnet seeds. Head to Opal Lawrence Historical Park to stomp some seeds into the ground for next spring.

visitmesquitetx.com

New Braunfels

Texas Clay Festival

Oct. 22-23

Gruene Historic District

Respected potters and sculptors from around Texas display and sell their wares, and demonstrate a variety of techniques. Hands-on activities are available for children.

texasclayfestival.com

Wichita Falls

Falls Jam

Oct. 22

Multi-Purpose Events Center, 1000 Fifth St.

The second annual Falls Jam, presented by Herb Easley Motors, is a day full of top-notch musical talent—all to benefit the mission of Big Country Veterans.

wfmpec.com

Kerrville

Open Pro Rodeo

Oct. 22

Kerr County Hill Country Youth Event Center, 3785 SH 27

Rodeo events include bareback and saddle bronc riding, calf roping, team roping, ladies barrel racing, bull riding, calf scramble, and mutton busting for the kids.

lmrodeo.com

Kerrville Mountain Bike Fest

Oct. 22-23

Kerrville-Schreiner Park, 2385 Bandera Highway

The largest mountain bike festival in Texas appeals to families as well as a wide variety of outdoor adventure participants, with several events to choose from.

kerrvillemountainbikefestival.com

Haunted Ghoul Pool

Oct. 22-23

Kerrville Olympic Pool, 601 Olympic Drive

With family-friendly tours and scarier haunted tours, this event offers a night of goosebumps, spooks, and screams as Olympic Pool is transformed into a ghoulish haunted house.

kerrvilletx.gov

Palestine

Dogwood Jamboree: That's What I Call Country

Oct. 22

Palestine High School Auditorium, 1600 Texas 256 Loop 

This Branson-style music show is filled with family fun, laughter, and great classic country music from talented artists. Listen to some of the golden hits in country music performed live onstage.

dogwoodjamboree.com

Hot Pepper Festival

Oct. 22

Main Street District

The 2022 Hot Pepper Festival features a wide variety of vendors, food and drinks, music and other live entertainment, and, of course, the Hot Pepper Eating Contest. The event is held at the Main Street District, which is comprised of 44 blocks that extend from the courthouse square to the Depot Visitor Center.

visitpalestine.com

Galveston

Aretha Franklin Tribute Concert

Oct. 23

The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St.

Experience the ultimate tribute to the legendary Queen of Soul-Aretha Franklin. Look forward to an intimate musical odyssey guaranteed to get you up and out of your seat and dancing. Indeed, this is an evening filled with an incredible live band, supreme vocalists, and a night full of music by one of the greatest artists of all time.

thegrand.com

La Grange

Buttercup Band in Concert

Oct. 23

The Bugle Boy, 1051 N. Jefferson St.

For a very special Sunday show in the converted WWII Army barracks listening room, the Bugle Boy brings an afternoon of songs and stories with San Antonio art-rock band Buttercup. 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. Buttercup's Bugle Boy debut spotlights their just released album "Specks," described by the band as a collection of autobiographical songs born out of the pandemic that explore "what it means to be alive at this moment in tumultuous history."

thebugleboy.org/tickets

Austin

Austin Symphony Orchestra: Halloween Children's Concert

Oct. 23

Long Center, 701 W. Riverside Drive

This concert is a wonderful chance to introduce children to the wonders of live orchestral music and also a great opportunity to wear costumes and have tons of fun. The concert hall is decorated top to bottom to enhance children's concert experience. It’s creepy, crawly, and spooky!

my.austinsymphony.org/halloweenconcert

Atlanta

Glow Run

Oct. 23

Atlanta Area Chamber of Commerce, 210 E. Hiram St.

It's time to glow up with the annual 5K Glow Run and the Monster Mile kids' costume fun run.

atlantatexaschamber.com

Bandera

Frontier Times Fourth Sunday Jamboree

Oct. 23

Frontier Times Museum, 510 13th St.

On the fourth Sunday of each month, the Frontier Times Museum hosts this family-friendly event that offers live music, storytelling, and other performances.

frontiertimesmuseum.org

Sugar Land

Disney Princess: the Concert

Oct. 23

Smart Financial Centre, 18111 Lexington Blvd.

For generations, Disney’s princesses have enchanted audiences with their courage and kindness. Their music has been the soundtrack to many lives. Now, that beloved music is celebrated in Disney Princess: the Concert.

smartfinancialcentre.net

Lubbock

A Day to Remember, The Used, and Magnolia Park in Concert

Oct. 25

Lonestar Pavilion and Event Center, 602 E. 19th St.

Reminisce on a day in the 2000s with A Day to Remember, The Used, and Magnolia Park at one of Lubbock’s most popular outdoor venues.

songkick.com/concerts/40401723-a-day-to-remember-at-lonestar-pavilion-and-event-center

Houston

"The Griswolds’ Broadway Vacation, The Musical"

Oct. 25-Nov. 6

Hobby Center for the Performing Arts, 800 Bagby St.

They’ve been to Wally World, they’ve been to Vegas, and now the Griswolds are going to Broadway. The characters you know and love from the hit "Vacation" movies are back—and they’re taking their biggest vacation yet in this new musical comedy. So get in your family truckster and join Clark, Ellen, Audrey, and Rusty on their big New York City adventure.

tuts.com

San Angelo

Downtown Stroll Trick-or-Treat

Oct. 27

Downtown San Angelo, 24 W. Concho Ave.

Local businesses hand out treats to those who come dressed in Halloween costumes.

downtownsanangelo.com

Austin

Levitation

Oct. 27-30

Various locations

This independent festival has grown from a small word-of-mouth event to an internationally acclaimed, full-weekend event that attracts bands and attendees from all over the world.

levitation-austin.com

Austin Film Festival

Oct. 27-Nov. 3

Various locations

Recognized as one of the top film festivals in the country, this cinematic event shines the spotlight on both top-billed films and indies alike.

austinfilmfestival.com

Brownwood

Trick-or-Treat Trail

Oct. 27

Depot Plaza, 600 E. Depot St.

The 11th annual Trick-or-Treat Trail is a great place to take kids for games, treats, and food truck fare. There's a movie night following the fun.

visitbrownwood.com

Sherman

Trick or Treat on Travis Street

Oct. 27

Travis and Wall streets , 100 N. Travis St.

This eighth annual trick-or-treat event in historic downtown Sherman is a safe, family-friendly way to kick off Halloween and let kiddos show off their costumes. The party takes place on North Travis Street from Houston up to the Chase Bank, and on Wall Street from Travis Street to North Walnut.

shermantx.org

Kerrville

Texas Fleece and Fiber Festival

Oct. 27-30

Kerr County Hill Country Youth Event Center, 3785 SH 27

Fiber artists, enthusiasts, and producers come together under one roof. Vendors from all over Texas and beyond offer their products and art over the course of three days. Teachers and speakers share information in classes from fiber arts to animal husbandry practices. There are also demonstrations, exhibits, and smaller events (Texas Make It with Wool, TAGRA Jackpot Show, and Texas Sheep Dog Association).

texasfleeceandfiber.com

Bryan

Halloweentown in Downtown Bryan

Oct. 28

Downtown Bryan, 200 and 300 blocks of North Main Street

The third annual Halloweentown in Downtown Bryan is a free, family-friendly event featuring trick-or-treating, a costume contest, photo stations, children's crafts, and kid-friendly fun on the streets of downtown Bryan.

destinationbryan.com/events/halloweentown-in-downtown-bryan

Glen Rose

Fossilmania XL

Oct. 28-30

Somervell Expo Center, 202 E. Gibbs Blvd.

Visit Texas’ longest-running show dedicated to fossils and everything paleontology. This is not a gem and mineral show, but a fossil show. In addition to fossils, vendors offer books on paleontology, apparel, artwork, and other products related to paleontology. Activities include fossil collecting field trips, a Kids' Corner, a guided tour of dinosaur tracks, presentations, and a badge workshop for Scouts. Door prizes and a surprise or two add excitement.

dallaspaleo.org/fossilmania

San Angelo

Día de Los Muertos

Oct. 28-29

San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, 1 Love St.

Celebrate Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) with the San Angelo Hispanic Heritage Museum and Cultural Center along the Concho Riverwalk and on the Riverstage. There is a community altar, 5K and 1-mile runs, a car show, music, vendors, and a Catrina (Mexican skull face painting) contest.

sanangelohispanicheritage.org

Wharton

Haunted Tours

Oct. 28-29

Plaza Theatre, 120 S. Fulton St.

Explore the haunted stories and mysteries of Wharton by hay ride.

whartonchamber.com

Galveston

"Pride and Prejudice"

Oct. 28

The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St.

Published in 1813, Jane Austen's ultimate romantic comedy, "Pride and Prejudice," has stood the test of time. And now, the Aquila Theatre brings this classic to life with its signature passion, energy, and visual flair.

thegrand.com

Grand Prairie

Tauren Wells in Concert

Oct. 28

Texas Trust CU Theatre, 1001 Texas Trust Way

Ten-time Grammy nominee Tauren Wells brings his energetic live show to Grand Prairie.

texastrustcutheatre.com/events/detail/?event_id=435048

Wichita Falls

Not-So-Scary Halloween

Oct. 28

River Bend Nature Center, 2200 Third St.

The 16th annual Not-So-Scary Halloween is a great way for kids to enjoy the treats of Halloween without the tricks. There's a costume contest, music, tasty food, cool games, fun crafts, a cakewalk, pumpkin decorating, candy, and a Flashlight Fun Trail through the United Children's Garden. DJ Marcus “Maniac” McGee is emceeing throughout the night, and the Ruby N. Priddy Butterfly and Nature Conservatory is open for you to enjoy.

riverbendnaturecenter.org

"Clue the Musical"

Oct. 28-Nov. 26

The Wichita Theatre, 919 Indiana Ave.

The internationally popular game staged as a fun-filled musical brings the world’s best-known suspects to life and invites the audience to help solve the mystery of who killed Mr. Boddy, in what room, and with what weapon. This dinner theater event features an opportunity for audience engagement, comic antics, and surprise twists.

wichitatheatre.com

Sanger

Sellabration

Oct. 29

Sanger Downtown Area, 300 Bolivar St.

Historically, over 5,000 people each year have attended this festival, which is the highlight of the community. Festivities include craft and food vendors, kids' games, the Little Miss and Mr. Sanger pageant, and wiener dog races all in a street-fair atmosphere.

sangertexas.com/sellabration

Salado

Barktoberfest

Oct. 29

Barrow Brewing Company, 108 Royal St.

Celebrate Oktoberfest with your furry family members. Dress your pet to impress for the dog parade and costume contest. This event is free to attend and raises money for the Bell County Animal Shelter.

barrowbrewing.com/events

Fort Worth

Saints and Sinners Tour

Oct. 29-30

Oakwood Cemetery , 701 Grand Ave.

Hear the re-enacted stories of "residents" at the cemetery, which was established in 1879 by John Peter Smith. Other costumed characters as well as the century-old chapel and casket vaults add to your visit.

stockyardsmuseum.org

La Grange

Terri Hendrix with Lloyd Maines in Concert

Oct. 29

The Bugle Boy, 1051 N. Jefferson St.

Terri Hendrix is recognized by Acoustic Guitar magazine as one of Texas’ 20 essential contemporary singer-songwriters. She is joined by longtime touring and recording partner, Grammy Award winner Lloyd Maines.

thebugleboy.org/tickets

Palacios

Pedal of Palacios Bike Ride

Oct. 29

South Bay, South Bay Boulevard and Fourth Street

Quiet country roads offer water views and a flat and friendly ride. Relax at a shrimp boil afterwards. Proceeds benefit Palacios hike and bike trails and tourist information.

active.com

Salado

Tablerock Fright Trail

Oct. 29-30

Tablerock , 409 Tablerock Road

Spend Halloween this year at Tablerock. The popular walking trail on the sprawling 9-plus acre Tablerock site makes a Jekyll-Hyde switch to a spectral, haunted pathway. Guides accompany visitors and deliver extemporaneous remarks about scenes mimicking “Dracula,” “Frankenstein,” “Macbeth,” “Phantom of the Opera,” and other classics. It’s spooky enough to thrill you and draw interest for those great classics, but never with the intention to frighten little children.

tablerock.org

Galveston

Silent Movie: "The Phantom of the Opera"

Oct. 29

The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St.

A longstanding and very popular annual Halloween tradition at The Grand 1894 Opera House, Rob Landes reprises his specially created and totally improvised musical score for the showing of Lon Chaney's 1925 silent film masterpiece "The Phantom of the Opera." Come in costume, if you dare.

thegrand.com

Llano

Llano River Pumpkin Float

Oct. 29

Badu Park, 300 Legion Drive

Bring your carved pumpkins and enjoy the evening float and glow as you see lots of carved and lit pumpkins gliding across the Llano River. Witches, fairies, pirates, and mermaids are welcome, as costumes are encouraged.

llanochamber.org

Granbury

Tough Mudder

Oct. 29-30

True Grit Ranch, 6810 Old Granbury Road

Tough Mudder hosts a 10-mile, 25-obstacle classic event, along with a 5K with 13 obstacles. There are also kids' events, featuring age-specific distances and obstacles designed for ages 5 to 12.

visitgranbury.com/mudder

Waxahachie

Texas Country Reporter Festival

Oct. 29

Historic Downtown Waxahachie, 100 W. Main St.

For 26 years, this one-day event has featured artists, craftsmen, musicians, and chefs from all over the Lone Star State—many have been featured on the "Texas Country Reporter" over the years.

waxahachiecvb.com

Mesquite

Dia de los Muertos Cultural Celebration

Oct. 29

Mesquite Arts Center, 1527 N. Galloway Ave.

Experience dia de Los Muertos Mesquite-style. Celebrate the cultural traditions of the holiday with sugar skull painting, folklorico dancers, and other Day of the Dead traditions.

visitmesquitetx.com

Mesquite Symphony Orchestra in Concert

Oct. 29

Mesquite Arts Center, 1527 N. Galloway Ave.

The Mesquite Symphony Orchestra presents "Hearts Without Borders," featuring works by composers Andres Martin ("The Heart Knows No Borders") and Alberto Ginastera ("Four Dances" from "Estancia").

visitmesquitetx.com

Huntsville

Scare on the Square

Oct. 29

Downtown Huntsville, 1203 University Ave.

This spooky festival offers games, activities, giveaways, crafts, and trick-or-treating for all ages. Get in the spirit and dress in your best Halloween costume to be entered into the costume contest.

huntsvillemainstreet.com

Wichita Falls

Jack o' Lantern Jubilee

Oct. 29

Kell House Museum, 900 Bluff St.

Bring the family and enjoy fall-themed actvities on the Kell House grounds. Decorate a pumpkin, play games, participate in a scavenger hunt, and snap some fall pictures.

kellhouseheritagecenter.org

Seguin

Pecan Fest

Oct. 29

Central Park, 201 S. Austin St.

At this celebration of all things pecan and Seguin's agricultural heritage, visitors can take photos with the World's Largest Pecan, shop with vendors, enjoy live music, and honor the state's official nut.

seguingonuts.com

Boerne

Black Rifle Block Party

Oct. 29

Black Rifle Coffee Co., 101 S. Main St.

At this family-friendly event, enjoy live music, a car show, and food and beverages from participating businesses.

ci.boerne.tx.us

Music in the Cave: Haunted Show

Oct. 29

Cave Without a Name Throne Room, 325 Kreutzberg Road

The Rahim Quazi Trio returns with an eerie evening in the Cave Throne Room just before Halloween. The cave is haunted with tales and songs including "Moonlight Sonata" (played in total darkness), the themes from "Young Frankenstein" and "A Nightmare Before Christmas," Danse Macabre, plus the haunting melodies from Rahim Quazi's album "Ghost Hunting."

cavewithoutaname.com

Taylor

Main Street Car Show

Oct. 30

Taylor Main Street, 1519 N. Main St.

Historic Main Street hosts classic to cutting-edge cars from near and far. Feast your eyes on approximately 500 cars. Enjoy art exhibits, food, music, and shopping.

ci.taylor.tx.us

Brownsville

Boo at the Zoo

Oct. 30-31

Gladys Porter Zoo, 500 Ringgold St.

Join the Gladys Porter Zoo for a spooky good time, with trick-or-treating, carnival-style games, mermaids, and fun Halloween-themed activities.

gpz.org

Corsicana

Boo on the Block

Oct. 31

Downtown Corsicana, 301 S. Beaton St.

Many retail stores are open downtown to hand out candy and prizes. Look forward to trick-or-treating, pictures in Pocket Park, children's events, and rides.

visitcorsicana.com

Kerrville

Family Fright Night

Oct. 31

Louise Hays Park, 202 Thompson Drive

The Parks and Recreation Department invites all ghosts, goblins, and creatures of the night to join in for an evening of safe and traditional family fun at the park. Activities include trick or treating, games, and a costume contest.

kerrvilletx.gov

Austin

"Chicago"

Nov. 1-6

Bass Concert Hall, 2350 Robert Dedman Drive

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.

broadwayinaustin.com

Elgin

Dia de los Muertos

Nov. 1

Historic Downtown Elgin , 109 Depot St.

Dia de los Muertos (or Day of the Dead) is a traditional holiday in Mexico and Latin America that honors life and death by turning mourning into a celebration. Friends and family gather together to remember and pray for loved ones who have died. This event offers traditional altars, sugar skulls, children's activities, and music.

elgintx.com

Jefferson

History, Haunts and Legends

Nov. 1

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

This fun event is for anyone who enjoys history, mystery, the unexplained, and things that go bump in the night, with special guest speakers, vendors, tours, and night time investigations at some of Jefferson's historic, rumored haunted locations.

visitjeffersontexas.com

Austin

Carrie Underwood in Concert

Nov. 2

Moody Center, 2001 Robert Dedman Drive

From "American Idol" to American country music star, Carrie Underwood has created a highly successful career and remains a fixture in pop country music.

countrystars.live/concerts/carrie-underwood-tickets/austin-tx

Lubbock

Piff the Magic Dragon and Puddles Pity Party

Nov. 3

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

Have a magical experience with Piff the Magic Dragon and Puddles Pity Party as they stop in Lubbock on their Misery Loves Company Tour. Piff blends magic with comedy, while Puddles, the 7-foot sad clown whose golden voice is comparable to rock legends like Tom Jones and Freddie Mercury, sings.

visitlubbock.org/event/piff-the-magic-dragon-and-puddles-pity-party-the-misery-loves-company-tour

Brownwood

Photography Exhibit

Nov. 3-24

Brownwood Art Center, 215 Fisk Ave.

The Brownwood Art Association features its photography group and showcases their impressive work.

brownwoodart.org

Katy

Wild West Brewfest

Nov. 3-5

Typhoon Texas, 555 Katy Fort Bend Road

Voted the No. 1 Brewfest in North America by beeryeti.com, the Wild West Brewfest features more than 100 brewers from across the country, with 500-plus beers. The multiday event kicks off Thursday evening with the K-Town Throwdown, followed by the Launch Party on Friday, and the official Wild West Brewfest taking place on Saturday. Come hang out with your friends in multiple party zones, enjoy awesome food trucks and live music, all while giving back to the community.

wildwestbrewfest.com

Alpine

Big Bend Arts Council Membership Show

Nov. 3-Dec. 6

Gallery on the Square, 115 W. Holland Ave.

Enjoy a range of artwork at the members' exhibit of the Big Bend region's premier arts organization, with an an opening reception on Nov. 3.

bigbendartscouncil.org

Wichita Falls

Christmas Magic

Nov. 3-6

Multi-Purpose Events Center, 1000 Fifth St.

This fundraising event features vendors from around the country and includes clothing boutiques, one-of-a-kind crafted gifts, collectibles, Christmas décor, repurposed items, and a world of food to eat.

wfmpec.com

Galveston

Lone Star Motorcycle Rally

Nov. 3-6

Downtown and along Seawall

Visitors have a chance to experience one of the largest biker rallies in the country as the Lone Star Motorcycle Rally makes its way to the island, with bike shows, a tattoo contest, live entertainment, and hundreds of vendors.

lonestarrally.com

Austin

Garage and Estate Sale

Nov. 4-6

Palmer Events Center, 900 Barton Springs Road

Tens of thousands of items are up for sale at bargain prices. Shop from jewelry, tools, vintage collectibles, and children’s clothing plus loads more. All proceeds go to support The Settlement Home for Children (The Home), which serves individuals who have experienced severe emotional trauma, abuse, and neglect.

settlementhome.org/garage-sale

San Angelo

Murder Mystery at Fort Concho

Nov. 4-5

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

Modeled after the board game “Clue,” a murder at Fort Concho gives you the opportunity to play detective for a night. Listen to the suspects’ alibis, search for clues, and help Miss Terri Salva solve the whodunit. Come alone or come as a group.

fortconcho.com

La Grange

"The Great Gatsby"

Nov. 4-6

The Pavilion at the Texas Czech Heritage and Cultural Center, 250 W. Fairgrounds Road

The breathtaking glamour and excess of the Jazz Age comes to the stage as the Fayette County Community Theatre presents an incredible production of F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel "The Great Gatsby."

faycotheatre.com

Lampasas

Hunter's Welcome

Nov. 4

Lampasas H-E-B , 705 S. Key Ave.

The Lampasas County Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center ushers in the hunting season by welcoming area hunters to the Lampasas community. Come to the H-E-B parking lot to get a barbecue sack lunch (Texas-sized barbecue sandwich with all the fixings, chips, cookie, and drink) for $8.00. The first 250 people in line get a goodie bag.

lampasaschamber.org

Temple

First Friday: Celebrate Our Veterans and Thanksgiving

Nov. 4

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

La Grange

Albert and Gage in Concert

Nov. 4

The Bugle Boy, 1051 N. Jefferson St.

Austin, Texas husband-wife duo Albert and Gage (Christine Albert and Chris Gage) have a personal and musical chemistry that radiates from the stage. The joy they experience making music together is evident as they travel through their musical roots, moving from country and folk to blues and French songs.

thebugleboy.org/tickets

New Braunfels

Wurstfest

Nov. 4-13

Wurstfest, 120 Landa St.

During the 10-day festival, find a variety of entertainment, food, and fun while celebrating German culture. Enjoy carnival rides, games, German and Texan beers, special events, and the finest Bavarian-style entertainment.

wurstfest.com

Port Aransas

Bassmaster Redfish Cup

Nov. 4-6

Port Aransas Fisherman's Wharf, 900 Tarpon St.

Ten teams compete for their share of a $100,000 purse. Teams are only allowed to weigh two fish in the 20- to 28-inch slot per day rather than the standard five-fish limit for B.A.S.S. events. The contest features a mix of championship-caliber professional redfish teams along with five all-star teams featuring Bassmaster pro anglers paired with redfish pros.

portaransas.org/event/bassmaster-redfish-cup/2462

Temple

St. Nicholas Market

Nov. 4-5

Christ Episcopal Church, 300 N. Main St.

Come shop with over 35 vendors at the St. Nicholas Market and give back to the community. Proceeds from the annual market support local missions and ministries in the Temple area.

stnicholasmarket.org

Fredericksburg

First Friday Art Walk

Nov. 4

Various locations

Participating fine art galleries remain open until 8 p.m. so visitors have time to explore the various events and exhibits planned throughout the day and enjoy local refreshments. Just look for the galleries flying the Art Walk flag.

visitfredericksburgtx.com

Bandera

BuckFest Gala

Nov. 4

Mansfiled Park Show Barn, 2886 SH 16 North

Bandera County Chamber of Commerce's annual BuckFest Gala features a social hour, dinner and dance, live and silent auctions, and a raffle.

banderatex.com

Sugar Land

Opry on the Square

Nov. 11

Sugar Land Town Square, 2711 Plaza Drive

Come out to enjoy Country Now and Then, a live music program featuring country favorites that appeal to all generations of country music fans.

sugarlandtownsquare.com

Bonnie Raitt in Concert

Nov. 4

Smart Financial Centre, 18111 Lexington Blvd.

The singer, songwriter and guitarist blends blues, R&B, rock, and pop. After 20 years as a cult favorite, she broke through to the top in the early '90s with her Grammy Award-winning albums "Nick of Time" and "Luck of the Draw," which featured hits "Something To Talk About" and "I Can't Make You Love Me." The 10-time Grammy winner was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2000.

smartfinancialcentre.net

Rockport

Film Festival

Nov. 4-6

Various locations

This event celebrates the best of independent cinema on the Texas Coast. Showcasing shorts, features, documentaries, animations. and student films, Rockport Film Festival is a welcoming three-day event which highlights talent from Texas and beyond. 

rockportartcenter.com

Wichita Falls

Steve Trevino

Nov. 4

Multi-Purpose Events Center, 1000 Fifth St.

He’s fluent in wife, loves beer and barbecue, and is “America’s Favorite Husband.” Comedian Steve Treviño shares hilarious observations on fatherhood, husband-hood, and modern life-hood.

wfmpec.com

Boerne

Night Hikes for Adults

Nov. 4

Cibolo Center for Conservation, 140 City Park Road

Join naturalist Jasmine Torrez and explore the Cibolo Center for Conservation to discover various living organisms that call the Cibolo home.

cibolo.org/calendar

Master Artwork Show

Nov. 4-6

The Bevy Hotel, 101 Herff Road

This intimate and unique art experience features artists and interior designers who are available for discussions and consultations. Accomplished artists show 2-D art, sculptures, wearable art, glass, and more on display in the large and open space.  

ci.boerne.tx.us

Port Aransas

Barrier Island Ultra

Nov. 5

Beach Lodge , 2016 On the Beach Drive

If you love all things ocean-centric, this is the race for you. The course is run entirely on sand along the Gulf of Mexico. You choose your challenge–hard-packed sand near the water or softer sand near the road. Enjoy the sun and the sound of waves as you persevere through the wind. After your race, hang on the beach, have an ice-cold drink and food from The Beach Lodge, or enjoy some shopping in town. Distances include 5K, 10K, half marathon, marathon, 50k, and 50 miles.

ultraexpeditions.com/barrier-island-ultra

Nacogdoches

Día de Los Muertos

Nov. 5

Downtown Nacogdoches, 200 E. Main St.

Head to the square for a colorful, cultural event that has become a Nacogdoches tradition. Expect excellent music, dance, food, drinks, and vendors all over downtown.

visitnacogdoches.org

Bellville

Big Top Vintage Market

Nov. 5-6

Austin County Fair Grounds, 1076 E. Hill

A wide selection of exhibitors bring the very best in boutique clothing, accessories, shoes, home decor, furniture, gourmet food, dips, sauces, art, yard decorations, and holiday items. Food trucks are on site, and admission is free.

bigtop.show/bellvilletx

La Grange

Lilli Lewis in Concert

Nov. 5

The Bugle Boy, 1051 N. Jefferson St.

Recipient of the 2022 Folk Alliance's The Spirit of Folk Award, Lilli Lewis returns to the Bugle Boy.

thebugleboy.org/tickets

Midland

Artist Community Market

Nov. 5

Arts Council of Midland, 1506 W. Illinois

Local artists and creatives showcase their wares. Patrons enjoy live performances, food trucks, and art activities.

acmidland.org/artist-community-market

Austin

Austin Celtic Festival

Nov. 5-6

Pioneer Farms, Pioneer Farms Drive

The largest gathering of Celts in Central Texas returns for its annual Celtic Festival. Internationally acclaimed as one of the few remaining festivals that celebrate the authentic music honed by the Celtic people, the Austin Celtic Festival goes beyond gimmicks to highlight traditions and achievements in a way that reminds audiences of the extraordinary craftsmanship and study that made places like Ireland and Scotland leaders in folk music and dance.

austincelticfestival.com

Round Rock

Fossil Fest

Nov. 5-6

Old Settler's Heritage Association, 3300 E. Palm Valley Blvd.

Bring the kids to the 29th annual Fossil Fest to meet scientists, dig for fossils, check out specimens from around the world, and participate in family-friendly workshops.

austinpaleo.org/fest.html

Austin

Texas Book Festival

Nov. 5-6

Various locations

The festival has evolved into one of the premier literary events in the country and hosts about 250 authors each year. Join other bookworms for readings, panel discussions, signings, cooking demonstrations, live music, local food, YA authors, children's activities, and fun literary-related happenings like the annual Lit Crawl. This year's event takes place at Symphony Square and Austin Central Library.

texasbookfestival.org

Lubbock

Justin Moore in Concert

Nov. 5

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

Join country music star Justin Moore at the Buddy Holly Hall as he performs his latest album, "Late Nights and Longnecks." With a classic country charm and multi-platinum hits, this is sure to be a concert for the books.

visitlubbock.org/event/justin-moore

Bellville

First Saturday Market

Nov. 5

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

Fresh Farmers and Artisan Market

Nov. 5

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 and supports local farmers, ranchers, and area artisans in this small town full of Texas charm.

discoverbellville.com

Houston

Asiatown Bus Tour

Nov. 5

Houston Asiatown, 5300 N. Braeswood Blvd.

Experience an insider's perspective of Houston's vibrant Asiatown while browsing the aisles of an Asian market, exploring an exquisitely beautiful temple, or visiting Houston's own Vietnam War Memorial. Learn about the rich history and establishment of Houston's Asian American community while being introduced to some of the unique cultural dining and shopping destinations along Bellaire Boulevard.

ccchouston.org/tour

Bulverde

Saturday Night Rodeo

Nov. 5, 12, 19, 26

Tejas Rodeo Company, 401 Obst Road

The family-friendly rodeo and live music series takes place each Saturday through the last weekend in November. After the rodeo, guests can enjoy live music and dancing. Beer, wine, cocktails, and soft drinks are served throughout the rodeo grounds, as well as delicious Texas barbecue, tacos, steak, burgers, and other foods.

tejasrodeo.com

Harper

VFD Opening Day of Hunting Season Fish Fry

Nov. 5

Harper Fire Station, 84 N. Ranch Road 783

The annual catfish dinner is a fundraiser held on the opening day of hunting season to benefit the Harper Volunteer Fire Department and Emergency Medical Services.

harpervfd-ems.com

Bandera

Market Days

Nov. 5

Bandera County Courthouse Lawn, 500 Main St.

The first Saturday of every month, this market is open with arts and crafts vendors on the courthouse lawn in downtown Bandera.

banderabusiness.com

Cowboys On Main

Nov. 5, 12, 19, 26

Downtown Bandera, Main Street

Enjoy free cowboy fun in downtown Bandera. Listen to a chuckwagon storyteller, hop on a saddle-broke Longhorn, or take a horse-drawn wagon tour of Bandera. Most Saturdays, the Bandera Cattle Company Gunfighters perform gun battle reenactments at "Rattlesnake Ridge" behind the Convention and Visitors Bureau.

banderabusiness.com

Medina

Medina VFD Hunters Game Dinner

Nov. 5

The Farm Country Club, 475 Pue Road

Medina Volunteer Fire Department hosts its annual Hunters Game Dinner, a fundraiser with dinner and a dance.

medinavfd.com

Sugar Land

Chris Rock

Nov. 5-6

Smart Financial Centre, 18111 Lexington Blvd.

Actor and comedian Chris Rock launched his career on "Saturday Night Live." His numerous screen credits include "New Jack City" and the "Madagascar" film series along with the hit TV series "Everybody Hates Chris." He brings his "Ego Death" tour to Sugar Land for two nights in November.

smartfinancialcentre.net

Rockport

Lamar Market Days

Nov. 5-6

Lamar Volunteer Fire Department, 302 Bois d'Arc St.

The Lamar Volunteer Fire Department host this annual fundraiser on the first weekend in November. The community-wide garage sale/scavenger hunt includes events at the fire station including a car show, vendors, women's club bake sale, plant sale, and a fireman's barbecue brisket sale with home desserts.

lamarvfd.com

Mesquite

Veterans Day Celebration

Nov. 5

Mesquite Veterans Memorial, 425 S. Galloway Ave.

Honor military heroes at this annual Veterans Day celebration, with speakers ranging from community leaders to military veterans.

visitmesquitetx.com

Kerrville

Kerr County Market Days and Hill Country Swap Meet

Nov. 5

Kerr County Hill Country Youth Event Center, 3785 SH 27

Every month, Market Days features artists and crafters specializing in original handcrafted items. Hill Country Swap Meet is a monthly community garage sale/flea market.

kerrmarketdays.org

Holiday Magic Handmade Crafts Sale

Nov. 5

Elk's Lodge, 1907 Junction Highway

Holiday decorations, handmade crafts, gifts, boutique items, jewelry, a bake sale, and a light lunch are available at this event, with proceeds supporting local charities.

facebook.com/craftingforgood

Palestine

ArtWalk

Nov. 5

Downtown , 400 N. Queen St.

Starting at the historic Redlands Hotel, this event lets you explore historic downtown Palestine while admiring local artistic creations. Meet artists of various mediums and peruse through downtown shops and boutiques.

facebook.com/dogwoodartscouncil

Harlingen

Rio Grande Valley Birding Festival

Nov. 9-13

Harlingen Convention Center, 701 Harlingen Heights Drive

Experience field trips, seminars, a raptor show, kids’ activities, and free family fun. The Rio Grande Valley sees more than 20 specialty birds, including Altamira orioles, aplomado falcons, green jays, and great kiskadees.

rgvbf.org

Dallas

Holiday at the Arboretum

Nov. 9-Dec. 31

Dallas Arboretum, 8525 Garland Road

Numerous spectacular elements are a part of Holiday at the Arboretum. The Christmas Village has dozens of charming shops fashioned after a European Christmas village. There's also the 50-foot-tall Dazzling Musical Tree animated with more than 42,000 lights and merry holiday tunes, the 12 Days of Christmas gazebos that represent each of the 12 days of Christmas, and the stunningly decorated historic DeGolyer house.

dallasarboretum.org

Corsicana

Artist and Writer Residency Artist Presentations

Nov. 10

Storefront Bookstore, 203 N. Commerce St.

Storefront Bookstore, the public space of the Corsicana Artist and Writer Residency, presents returning resident Alana Masad, author of "All My Mother's Lovers," to discuss new work, along with Sonya Schonberger discussing oral histories and documentary writing.

corsicanaresidency.org

Elgin

Sip, Shop, and Stroll

Nov. 10

Historic Downtown Elgin , 109 Depot St.

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.

elgintx.com

Boerne

Fall Diva Night

Nov. 10

Hill Country Mile, Main Street

The best girls' night out on the Mile is back. Fall Diva Night bursts with late shopping hours, cocktails, delicious bites, music, and other fun. Come out and support local businesses with a night of fun shopping.

ci.boerne.tx.us

Fort Worth

Tarrant County Veterans Day Parade

Nov. 11

Panther Island Pavilion, 395 Purcey St.

“Saluting Buffalo Soldiers” is the theme of this year’s Tarrant County Veterans Day Parade. In 1887, Congress created the first professional Black Army units. The men of the 9th and 10th Cavalry, and the 24th and 25th Infantry, served with pride and courage. They were stationed in Texas from 1867-1886 before moving further west. Eventually, they became known as “Buffalo Soldiers.” Participants form up in the Fort Worth Panther Island Pavilion parking lot, march down North Forest Park Boulevard along the Clear Fork of the Trinity River and return.

fw2022parade.org

The Colony

American Heroes

Nov. 11-12

The Colony Five Star Complex, 4100 Blair Oaks Drive

Corresponding with Veterans Day, American Heroes is a two-day patriotic festival and concert series for all ages. Enjoy live music, view vintage cars on display, and honor our nation’s veterans with multiple ceremonies. Don’t miss the weekend-long carnival and stunning patriotic firework display set to music.

saluteamericanheroes.com

Salado

Scottish Gathering and Highland Games

Nov. 11-13

Thomas Arnold Elementary School Grounds, 604 Thomas Arnold Road

Come celebrate all things Scottish at the 61st annual Scottish Gathering and Highland Games. This three-day event is filled with the skirl of the bagpipes and the wearing of the tartan, with a parade, bagpipes, and Highland dancers. Stop and shop at the many vendor tables, enjoy delicious food, and watch the exciting Highland games. You can also find the largest gathering of Scottish Clan tents in Texas, where members share information about Scottish history and genealogy.

saladoscottishfestival.com

Corsicana

Navarro County Pro Rodeo

Nov. 11-12

Navarro County Expo Center, 4201 SH 22

The Navarro County Pro Rodeo attracts top personnel and stock, including stock contractors, saddle bronc riders, bull fighters, and pick-up men. There is mutton bustin' for children. Proceeds benefit the Corsicana Professional Fire Fighters Association and local FFA chapters.

navarrocountyprorodeo.com

Brownsville

A Salute to Our Troops Appreciation Days

Nov. 11-13

Gladys Porter Zoo, 500 Ringgold St.

Gladys Porter Zoo honors veterans and active-duty military personnel this weekend. Since opening in 1971, the Gladys Porter Zoo has been dedicated to the conservation and preservation of nature. The Zoo is currently home to over 500 species of plants and animals.

gpz.org

Alpine

Center for Big Bend Studies Annual Conference

Nov. 11-12

Espino Conference Center, 400 N. Harrison St.

The 28th annual Center for Big Bend Studies conference brings together historians, archaeologists, folklorists, and other researchers studying the past and present of the Big Bend region and northern Mexico.

cbbs.sulross.edu/conference

Ingram

ArtMart Christmas Gift Showcase

Nov. 11-Dec. 17

Hill Country Arts Foundation, 120 Point Theatre Road

This annual holiday shopping showcase features handmade crafts by area artists.

hcaf.com

Belton

Sami Arts and Crafts 47th Anniversary Show

Nov. 13

Bell County Expo Center, 301 West Loop 121

Celebrate 47 years of Sami Arts and Crafts shows in Central Texas with one of the year's biggest shows. Since two of the most popular holidays of the year are approaching, more arts and crafts vendors than usual are here selling every imaginable form of handicrafts. It's a shopper's paradise for holiday gifts, all under one roof.

samishow.com

Bryan

Friends of the Library Book Sale

Nov. 12-13

Clara B. Mounce Public Library, 201 E. 26th St.

From history to mystery, choose from thousands of books at this more-than-50-year-old book sale. Shop hard backs and paper backs in good condition and at excellent prices.

friendsbcs.org

Alvin

Novemberfest

Nov. 12

National Oak Park, 118 S. Magnolia St.

The 18th annual Novemberfest, presented by the Alvin Rotary Club, includes arts, crafts, collectibles, a car and bike show, antique tractor and farm equipment displays, a pancake breakfast, a raffle, entertainment, a veterans' tribute, food court, and kids' games. Proceeds support scholarships and other charitable activities in the Alvin area.

alvinrotary.org

Mckinney

Country Lane Community Holiday Craft Sale

Nov. 12

Country Lane Senior Community, 2401 Country View Lane

Multiple craft items created by local residents of the Country Lane Senior Community are presented in this annual holiday craft sale. Some of the featured items include rope bowls, greeting cards, wreaths, needlepoint, painting, quilting, knitting, jewelry, and books by local authors. There are hourly raffles of select craft items for all event goers.

Irving

Irving Symphony Orchestra: The Vocal Majority in Concert

Nov. 12

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

This year, the Vocal Majority is celebrating its 50th anniversary. The Irving Symphony Orchestra celebrates with the multi-award winning vocal ensemble singing not only their impressive a capella selections, including a tribute to Veterans Day, but also their signature arrangements with the orchestra.

irvingsymphony.org

Henderson

Heritage Syrup Festival

Nov. 12

Depot Museum Grounds and Downtown Historic District, 514 N. High St.

The tradition of ribbon cane syrup making is commemorated at this festival. The highlight of the only folklife festival in East Texas is the syrup-making demonstration on the Depot Museum grounds. Experienced syrup makers operate the museum’s antique mule-powered equipment to produce old-fashioned cane syrup. While the syrup cooks, other folk artists demonstrate the techniques of lace making, rope making, basket making, blacksmithing, wood carving, quilting, and other old-time survival skills. Festivities also include folk singers, antique tractors, a petting zoo, food and drinks, cloggers and square dancers, and a melodrama at the Henderson Civic Theatre.

visithendersontx.com

Katy

Big Top Christmas Gift Market

Nov. 12-13

Katy ISD Agricultural Sciences Center, 5801 Katy Hockley Cut Off Road

A wide selection of exhibitors bring the very best in boutique clothing, accessories, shoes, home decor, furniture, gourmet food, dips, sauces, art, yard decorations, and holiday items.

bigtop.show/katytx

La Grange

Patrice Pike in Concert

Nov. 12

The Bugle Boy, 1051 N. Jefferson St.

Patrice Pike returns to The Bugle Boy. Known for her socially astute, literate lyrics alongside her powerful vocals, Patrice Pike lights you on fire. She burst onto the music scene as the electric front woman for the seminal Austin jam band Sister Seven. In 2007, she became the youngest member of the Texas Music Hall of Fame, inducted alongside Lucinda Williams.

thebugleboy.org/tickets

Austin

Powwow

Nov. 12

Travis County Expo Center, 7311 Decker Lane

For more than 25 years, the Austin Powwow has been the largest powwow of its kind in Texas, featuring American-Indian dancing, singing, arts and crafts, the Native Market, and food.

austinpowwow.net

Lubbock

Tim Allen

Nov. 12

Helen DeVitt Jones Theater at The Buddy Holly Hall, 1300 Mac Davis Lane

Laugh with award-winning actor and comedian Tim Allen at The Buddy Holly Hall. This show is sure to be an enjoyable evening in downtown Lubbock.

buddyhollyhall.com/event/tim-allen

Burton

Big Star Texas Night

Nov. 12

La Bahia Turn Verein, 550 SH 237

Looking for a night out with great Texas music in an awesome Texas dance hall? Big Star Texas Night is an epic night of country music, food, and auctions.

burtontexas.org

Gladewater

Christmas Tyme in Gusherville

Nov. 12

Downtown Gladewater, 100 E. Commerce Ave.

The Gladewater antique district begins the holiday season with an open house. Stores stay open late and there's seasonal entertainment along with the lighting of the 20-foot-tall Christmas tree. Children can write their letters to Santa.

gladewaterchamber.org

Mckinney

Trolley Tour

Nov. 12

Chestnut Square Heritage Village, 315 S. Chestnut

Experience the historic district in downtown McKinney on a charming trolley with a trained docent. This tour features the buildings and homes of the commercial and residential historic district. While enjoying the architecture, you’ll hear about some of the significant people who made their mark in McKinney.

chestnutsquare.org/tours

Fredericksburg

Disney's "High School Musical JR"

Nov. 12-13

Steve W. Shepherd Theater, 1668 US 87 South

Fredericksburg Theater Company presents a junior stage version of Disney's smash-hit musical. A "brainiac" girl and "jock" boy cause an upheaval when they decide to audition for the high school musical. Together, their alliance might just open the door for other students to shine as well.

fredericksburgtheater.org

Plano

Underground Movement Festival

Nov. 12

McCall Plaza, 998 E. 15th St.

The Secret Society Club and Plano Stages present volume 7 of the Underground Movement Festival, an event that brings the culture of hip-hop movement from underground. This is an all-ages, family-friendly event.

visitplano.com/event/underground-movement-festival-vol-7

Bandera

Veterans Parade and Honors

Nov. 12

Various locations

The American Legion 157 Post organizes this 20th annual celebration that includes displays, information booths, a special program honoring Vietnam War-era veterans, a parade on Main Street, and a veterans and spouses barbecue.

al157tx.org

Elgin

Veterans Appreciation Parade

Nov. 12

Historic Downtown Elgin , 109 Depot St.

Recognize and celebrate the community's veterans with a parade in downtown Elgin at 10 a.m., then take a veteran to lunch at the Elgin Volunteer Fire Department.

elgintx.com

Sugar Land

An Evening of Soul with Patti LaBelle

Nov. 12

Smart Financial Centre, 18111 Lexington Blvd

Smart Financial Centre welcomes legendary singers Patti La Belle, Gladys Knight, and Stephanie Mills for a memorable evening of soul music and award-winning vocal talent.

smartfinancialcentre.net

Mesquite

The Amazing Santa Color 5K Run and Walk

Nov. 12

Town East Mall, 2063 Town East Mall

This 5K kicks off the holiday season with holiday fun and color. Each participant is a blank canvas at the starting line and is transformed into a colorful collage during the race.

facebook.com/amazingsantacolor5k

Wreath Making Class

Nov. 12, 17

Opal Lawrence Historical Park, 701 E. Kearney Road

Gather a group of friends to make a beautiful fresh evergreen holiday wreath over dinner and drinks at Opal Lawrence Historical Park.

visitmesquitetx.com

Huntsville

Holiday Market

Nov. 12-13

Walker County Fairgrounds, 3925 SH 30

This market kicks off the holiday shopping season with a wide variety of antiques, boutiques, home décor, holiday décor, collectibles, jewelry, furniture, vintage, wreaths, crafts, and gifts.

huntsvilleantiqueshow.com

Kerrville

Texas Gun and Knife Show

Nov. 12-13

Kerr County Hill Country Youth Event Center, 3785 SH 27

Vendors sell new and used guns, knives, ammunition, coins, jewelry, camping gear, and outdoor accessories.

texasgunandknifeshows.com

Open Car Show and Parade

Nov. 12

Kerrville VA Hospital, 3600 Memorial Highway

The open car show and parade includes live entertainment, food, fun, and great comradery; benefits the patients at the Kerrville VA Hospital; and 100% of proceeds benefit VA patients.

everycarshow.com

Boerne

Market Days

Nov. 12-13

Main Plaza, 100 N. Main St. 

On the second weekend of the month, this market offers hundreds of festive booths displaying 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

Caldwell

Hunter's Wife Weekend

Nov. 13

Downtown Caldwell, 301 N. Main St.

Participating businesses offer samples of wine and snacks along with great sales to kick off holiday shopping. Transportation is provided.

burlesoncountytx.com/events/details/hunter-s-wife-weekend-8785?calendarMonth=2021-11-01

Pearland

Country Music Showcase

Nov. 14

Pearland Town Center, 11200 Broadway St.

Load up a cooler with your beverage of choice, grab a lawn chair, and invite your friends to this free country concert under the Pearland Town Center pavilion.

visitpearland.com/countrymusicshowcase

Brazoria

Henry Smith Day

Nov. 15

Brazoria Heritage Civic Center, 204 W. Smith St.

Henry Smith, an early educator during the Republic of Texas, is honored at his statue on the grounds of the Brazoria Civic Center. Elementary-aged schoolchildren come and sing Texas songs, and refreshments are served. This event is also attended by the Daughters of the Republic of Texas, the historical Brazoria Militia, and Sons of the Republic of Texas.

brazoriahf.org

New Braunfels

Holidays in Gruene: Sip-N-Shop

Nov. 15

Gruene Historic District

Stroll through Gruene Historic District enjoying complimentary beverages and special offers at the many participating shops. This event is also the official "Kringle Cash" kickoff, available at select retailers. Stroll as long as you can, then rest your feet at Gruene Hall with free live music.

holidaysingruene.com

Austin

A Christmas Affair

Nov. 16-20

Palmer Event Center, 900 Barton Springs Road

More than 200 retail merchants are on site for holiday shopping. Over the five-day period, more than 25,000 people come through to shop for everyone on their lists.

jlaustin.org/a-christmas-affair

Irving

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

Nov. 17

Irving Arts Center, 3333 N. MacArthur Blvd.

The Las Colinas Symphony continues its 2022-2023 season, featuring violinist Christopher Collins Lee. Mr. Lee plays Antonín Dvorák's Violin Concerto. The concert features Giacomo Puccini's "Chrysanthemums" and William Grant Still Jr.'s "Wood Notes."

lascolinassymphony.org

Corsicana

175th Anniversary Kickoff and Tree Lighting Festival

Nov. 17

Downtown Corsicana, 301 S. Beaton St.

Corsicana begins its year-long 175th anniversary celebration with the annual holiday tree lighting. A three-story tree is lit with more than 10,00 lights and decorated with over 750 ornaments. Live entertainment, a spectacular fireworks display, and of course, Santa, are on hand to entertain the young and young at heart.

visitcorsicana.com

Bandera

Third Thursday Cowboy Camp with Lew Peterbaugh

Nov. 17

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/business/bandera-beverage-barn

Bryan

Lights On!

Nov. 18

Downtown Bryan, 100 and 200 blocks of South Main Street

Destination Bryan kicks off the holiday season with the annual Lights On! Help count down to turn on thousands of lights along Main Street and Bryan Avenue that illuminate picturesque historic downtown Bryan. The free, family-friendly event includes holiday photo backdrop stations, live music, and a special appearance by Santa Claus.

destinationbryan.com/events/lights-on-2

Granbury

Winter Wine Walk

Nov. 18-20

Granbury Square, 201 E. Pearl St.

About 15 wineries are featured at the Winter Wine Walk, where Texas agriculture and winemakers are celebrated. Experience wine tastings, wine judging, and awards for wineries that specialize in Texas wines. Some local Granbury wineries are also participating.

crosstimberswinetrail.com/granbury-winter-wine-walk

New Braunfels

Weihnachtsmarkt

Nov. 18-20

New Braunfels Convention and Visitor's Center, 375 S. Castell Ave.

Weihnachtsmarkt (Vy-noks-markt) is a German-style Christmas Market with a Texas twist. Held the weekend before Thanksgiving, this New Braunfels tradition offers the charm of the open-air Christmas markets of Germany, except indoors. Enjoy gemutlichkeit (good cheer) and three days of shopping for authentic German ornaments, unique Christmas decorations, specialty items, apparel, and fabulous gifts from a wide array of retail merchants and artisans.

newbraunfelsweihnachtsmarkt.com

Giddings

Texas Word Wrangler Book Festival

Nov. 18-19

Giddings Public Library and Cultural Center, 276 N. Orange St.

Giddings salutes Texas authors with a two-day book festival at the Giddings Public Library and Cultural Center. Visit with selected Texas authors, see their works, and purchase an autographed copy. Find a wide range of book genres including: murder mystery, fantasy, science fiction, cookbooks, self-help books, junior fiction, and picture books. Many local schools bring students to meet the authors, learn about the writing process, and inspire them to love reading and writing.

sites.google.com/site/txwordwrangler/home-texas-word-wrangler-book-festival

La Grange

Dana Cooper in Concert

Nov. 18

The Bugle Boy, 1051 N. Jefferson St.

Dana Cooper is a poetic songwriter, an insightful storyteller, and a rousing musician whose performances engage and inspire audiences around the world. He returns to the Bugle Boy stage in support of his latest album, "I Can Face the Truth."

thebugleboy.org/tickets

Fort Worth

Lightscape

Nov. 18, 2022-Jan. 8, 2023

Fort Worth Botanic Garden, 1700 University Drive

Following sold-out runs in the world’s largest cities including London, Chicago, Los Angeles, and New York, the internationally acclaimed Lightscape is coming to Fort Worth for the holiday season. Taking place within the 120-acre Fort Worth Botanic Garden and set along a beautifully illuminated walking trail custom-designed for Fort Worth, Lightscape features spectacular artistic installations that come to life after dark with color, imagination, and sound. Walk a one-mile-long path with suspended strands and tunnels of light, a fire garden, undulating waves of bluebonnets, singing trees, treetop sculptures, and artistic installations while toasting marshmallows over a fire and drinking hot chocolate and other seasonal drinks at stations along the trail.

fwbg.org/lightscape

Marble Falls

Walkway of Lights

Nov. 18, 2022-Jan. 1, 2023

Lakeside Park, 305 Buena Vista Drive

This is one of the biggest holiday events in the Highland Lakes each year. Two million lights on more than 130 sculptures illuminate Lakeside Park beginning each year in November. On weekends and holidays, including Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve, children can visit with Santa and his elves. There is no charge, but donations are accepted.

visitmarblefalls.org/christmas-season

Houston

Lightscape

Nov. 18, 2022-Jan. 1, 2023

Houston Botanic Garden, One Botanic Lane

The internationally acclaimed Lightscape is back at the Houston Botanic Garden this holiday season, with magical light displays created by acclaimed artists from around the world. The illuminated trail winds through the garden with a blend of visitor favorites from the inaugural year, including the towering Winter Cathedral tunnel sparkling with 100,000 lights, and many new-to-Houston works including a field of glowing Texas bluebonnets. With its dynamic installations–including a fire garden with hundreds of flaming candles–Lightscape celebrates artistic creativity within the natural beauty of a living museum.

hbg.org/lightscape

Fredericksburg

Trade Days

Nov. 18-20

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

Alpine

ArtWalk

Nov. 18-19

Downtown , 204 E. Holland Ave.

The 29th annual ArtWalk, Alpine's biggest arts festival, spans two days in November and showcases a variety of art exhibitions in many local businesses along with festivities and live music.

artwalkalpine.com

Granbury

Winter Wine Walk and Cross Timbers Wine Symposium

Nov. 18-20

Various locations

The second annual walk and symposium features 15 wineries and celebrates Texas agriculture and winemakers. Experience wine tastings, judging, and awards. The festival is held at Langdon and Hewlett Park, and the symposium and wine competition takes place at Lake Granbury Conference Center. The symposium's workshop classes for growers and winemakers are open to anyone who wants to know more about Texas wines.

crosstimberswinetrail.com/#winefest

Wichita Falls

The Best Christmas Pageant

Nov. 18-19, 25-26; Dec. 2-3, 8-10

Backdoor Theatre , 501 Indiana Ave.

See the comedic family musical about the worst kids in the history of the world,  the Herdmans, crashing Sunday school and demanding parts in the Christmas pageant. The whole town panics and soon everyone is calling for director Grace to fire the Herdmans. Grace and the reverend help their community see the Christmas story (and the Herdman kids) through new eyes in this musical adaptation of the funny and touching holiday classic.

backdoortheatre.org

"A Christmas Story: the Musical"

Nov. 18-Dec. 17

The Wichita Theatre, 919 Indiana Ave.

This musical brings the holiday classic "A Christmas Story" to life. The story takes place in the 1940s in Indiana and focuses on a child named Ralphie, who wants a Red Ryder BB Gun for Christmas.

wichitatheatre.com

Ingram

"A Christmas Carol"

Nov. 18-20, 25-27; Dec. 2-4, 9-11

Hill Country Arts Foundation, 120 Point Theatre Road

"A Christmas Carol" recounts the story of Ebenezer Scrooge, an elderly miser who is visited by the ghost of his former business partner Jacob Marley and the spirits of Christmas Past, Present and Yet to Come. After their visits, Scrooge is transformed into a kinder, gentler man.

hcaf.com

Palestine

The Polar Express

Nov. 18-Dec. 27

Texas State Railroad, Palestine Depot, 789 Park Road 70

The Palestine depot offers a festive holiday setting that features lights, tinsel, garland, and costumed characters sure to excite and inspire every child and adult, ages 2 to 92.

texasstaterailroad.net

Grinch's Lair

Nov. 18-20, 25-27; Dec. 2-4, 9-11, 16-18

The Texas Jailhouse, 704 Ave. A

He's mean, he's green, and he's in Palestine. This Christmas season don't miss a rare opportunity to come see Mr. Grinch in his Texas Jailhouse home in Palestine.

facebook.com/thetexasjailhouse

Luling

Christmas Arts and Craft Show

Nov. 19

Watermelon Thump Pavilion, 319 E. Davis St.

Kick off the Christmas season by shopping for unique items handcrafted by area artisans. Kids can visit and take pictures with Santa, and a DJ plays tunes all day. A live raffle with prizes takes place for the entire day as well.

lulingcc.org

Conroe

Big Top Shopping Festival

Nov. 19-20

Heritage Place Park, 500 Metcalf St.

A wide selection of exhibitors bring the very best in boutique clothing, accessories, shoes, home decor, furniture, gourmet food, dips, sauces, art, yard decorations, and holiday items.

bigtop.show/conroetx

Addison

Addison After Dark: Holiday Cheer

Nov. 19

Addison Circle Park, 4970 Addison Circle

‘Tis the season to eat, drink, and be merry. Kick off the holiday season sipping on complimentary wine samples in the Winter Wine-derland, stroll through the holiday marketplace for a little retail therapy, and enjoy a free In-N-Out Burger or a sweet and salty snack.

addisonafterdark.com

Galveston

"A Charlie Brown Christmas"

Nov. 19

The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St.

Charles M. Schulz's award-winning story has been a long-standing tradition, warming the hearts of millions of fans since first airing on television over 50 years ago. This live stage adaptation is filled with the unforgettable sounds of the classic Vince Guaraldi musical score. Look forward to celebrating this timeless classic as you and your family join with Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Linus, and the rest of the Peanuts' characters in their journey to uncover the true meaning of Christmas.

thegrand.com

La Grange

James McMurtry in Concert

Nov. 19

The Bugle Boy, 1051 N. Jefferson St.

James McMurtry returns to The Bugle Boy. As the son of legendary American author Larry McMurtry, James is a talented songwriter and American poet.

thebugleboy.org/tickets

Fort Worth

Funky Finds Holiday Shopping Experience

Nov. 19-20

Will Rogers Memorial Center, 3401 Burnett-Tandy Drive

The Funky Finds Holiday Shopping Experience take this year's Holiday Market surf side. The flamingos are rounding up the best in handmade and vintage funky finds for your tropical holiday pleasure. Snag the best finds before they're swept away with the tide.

funkyfinds.com/holiday-shopping-experience.html

Corpus Christi

Wine Festival

Nov. 19

Heritage Park, 1581 N Chaparral St

The fifth annual Corpus Christi Food and Wine Festival at Heritage Park features food, live music, art, festive activities, and, of course, plenty of wine.

corpuschristiwinefestival.com/#what-to-expect

Fredericksburg

Historic Home Tour and Holiday Market

Nov. 19

Pioneer Museum, 325 W. Main St.

The Gillespie County Historical Society offers tours of historic homes in and around Fredericksburg as well as a holiday market that's decorated in its holiday finest.

pioneermuseum.org

New Braunfels

Holidays in Gruene: Old Gruene Market Days and Photos with Cowboy Kringle

Nov. 19-20

Gruene Historic District

Nearly 100 vendors offer uniquely crafted items and packaged Texas foods. Reserve a spot in advance to create a lasting Christmas memory with Cowboy Kringle, Gruene's own brand of Santa.

holidaysingruene.com

Kerrville

Holiday Lighted Parade and Christmas Tree and Tranquility Lighting Ceremonies

Nov. 19

Kerr County Courthouse, 700 Main St.

Officially welcome the holiday season, and most importantly the arrival of Santa Clause riding in on his signature fire truck, at this holiday event. Grab your hot cocoa and join others for this annual downtown community tradition.

kerrvilletx.gov

Giddings

Sip and Shop Christmas Market

Nov. 20

The Silos on Highway 77, 1031 CR 223

Discover arts and crafts of every type just in time for Christmas shoppers looking for the perfect present. Enjoy a cold beverage while you browse a bright array of colorful wares and listen to the soft sounds of holiday music. Santa also makes an appearance for the children.

giddingstx.com/page-1676245

Fort Worth

Parade of Lights

Nov. 20

Downtown Fort Worth, 777 Taylor St.

The GM Financial Parade of Lights illuminates the streets of downtown Fort Worth for the 40th year. This year’s parade marks the city’s official kick-off to the holiday season with more than 100 festive floats, each adorned with holiday decor and over half a million sparkling lights.

fortworthparadeoflights.org

Wichita Falls

Fantasy of Lights

Nov. 21-Dec. 26

Midwestern State University, 3410 Taft Blvd.

The Midwestern State University-Burns Fantasy of Lights is one of the largest holiday displays of its kind in the region, providing a festive holiday atmosphere on campus and a focal point for holiday activities in North Texas.

fol.msutexas.edu

Wharton

Christmas Holiday Parade

Nov. 22

Historic Monterey Square, 100 S. Fulton St.

Kick off the holiday season with a festive parade, vendors, and a lighting ceremony of the beautifully decorated historic courthouse.

whartonchamber.com

Lubbock

Deck the Halls with Disney

Nov. 22

Helen DeVitt Jones Theater at The Buddy Holly Hall, 1300 Mac Davis Lane

Disney Concerts presents Deck the Halls with Disney featuring DCappella. Delight in a family night out set to the magical and musical sounds of Disney’s premier a cappella singing sensation, DCappella. Kick off the holiday season as DCappella takes you through a musical journey featuring all of your favorite holiday songs plus Disney’s greatest hits from "Encanto," "The Little Mermaid," "The Lion King," "Frozen," and "Moana."

etix.com/ticket/p/4176705/dcappella-deck-the-halls-with-disney-lubbock-the-buddy-holly-hall-helen-devitt-jones-theater&utm_campaign=DCapel

New Braunfels

Holidays in Gruene: Turkey Trot and Kids' Turkey Chase

Nov. 24

Gruene Historic District

Start your Thanksgiving day with the 14th annual 5K run/walk through Gruene Historic District. Kids under 12 years old have a blast chasing a turkey mascot for a quarter mile. Races begin and end in front of Gruene Hall and benefit local charities, including the Comal County Sheriff's Green Santa Program and the New Braunfels Police Department Blue Santa Program.

holidaysingruene.com

Belton

Merry Mistletoe Marketplace

Nov. 25-27

Bell County Expo Center, 301 West Loop 121

The year's much awaited, biggest Sami Arts and Crafts show of the year includes vendors from all parts of Texas and beyond. Gather with friends and family to shop from the finest offerings of gifts, home decor, and seasonal gourmet foods.

samishow.com

Llano

Starry Starry Nights Lighted Christmas Park

Nov. 25-Dec. 31

Badu Park, 300 W. Legion Drive

Sip hot chocolate and stroll along the Llano River enjoying all of the displays that light up Badu Park. It's a great place to celebrate the season with family and friends.

llanostarrystarrynights.com

Port Lavaca

Nativity Exhibit

Nov. 25-Dec. 4

Red Barn, 3187 SH 35

This free, three-day event showcases hundreds of nativities from around the world, some with their own special memory to share, such as the first nativity as a family, one bought while stationed in Germany, a treasured graduation gift from grandparents, one left in the attic by previous homeowners, and a "rescued" nativity from the thrift store.

Van Horn

Trans Pecos Big Buck Tournament

Nov. 25-Dec. 12

Van Horn Convention Center, 1801 W. Broadway

This is an annual desert mule deer hunting tournament.

vanhorntexas.org

Mckinney

Home for the Holidays: A McKinney Christmas

Nov. 25-27

Downtown McKinney, 111 N. Tennessee St.

Stroll the 14-block area of McKinney's 166-year-old commercial historic downtown for family activities, food, and entertainment. Enjoy a uniquely McKinney Christmas celebration with neighbors and visitors from near and far. Admission is free and open to the public. Enjoy live holiday music, seasonal food and drink, vendors for holiday shopping, and a community Christmas tree lighting event.

mckinneytexas.org/677/home-for-the-holidays

Wichita Falls

ElectriCritters: A Lighted Christmas Display

Nov. 25-Dec. 23

River Bend Nature Center, 2200 Third St.

With the flip of a switch, more than 60,000 lights on more than 200 lighted displays glitter and sparkle, bringing with it the sights and sounds of the season. ElectriCritters is a fundraiser for River Bend Nature Center and directly supports River Bend’s hands-on natural science education and outreach programs for children and adults.

riverbendnaturecenter.org

Fredericksburg

The Peddler Holiday Show

Nov. 25-27

Gillespie County Fairgrounds and Exhibition Hall, 530 Fair Drive

Celebrating over 40 years as Texas' favorite arts and crafts show, the Peddler Holiday Show always arrives at the perfect time for holiday shopping.

peddlershow.com

Trade Days Holiday Encore

Nov. 25-27

Fredericksburg Trade Days, 355 Sunday Farms Lane

Shop twice in November at this encore Trade Days, with over 350 vendors in seven barns, acres of antiques, a biergarten, and live music.

fbgtradedays.com

Eisbahn Outdoor Ice Skating

Nov. 25-Jan. 2

Marktplatz, 100 block of West Main Street

This annual seasonal outdoor ice skating rink benefits the Heritage School, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, and the Boys and Girls Club of Fredericksburg.

heritageschool.org/eisbahn

Richardson

"The Nutcracker"

Nov. 25-27

Eisemann Center, 2351 Performance Drive

Chamberlain Ballet began staging "The Nutcracker" in 1989. Over the years, this holiday tradition has grown to become a favorite for thousands of North Texas families.

chamberlainballet.org

New Braunfels

Holidays in Gruene: Photos with Cowboy Kringle

Nov. 25-27

Gruene Historic District

Reserve a spot in advance to create a lasting Christmas memory with Cowboy Kringle, Gruene's own brand of Santa.

holidaysingruene.com

Wichita Falls

Carriage Rides

Nov. 25-Dec. 24

The Forum, 2120 Speedway Ave.

Take a tour of the Christmas light displays through a beautiful country club neighborhood while riding in a magically decorated carriage.

ptlcarriages.com

Jefferson

Christmas Express Train

Nov. 25, 26; Dec. 3, 10, 17, 24

Historic Jefferson Railway, 400 E. Austin St.

Make this a Christmas to remember aboard the Christmas Express Train. The antique narrow-gauge gas locomotive has three departures each day. Passengers enjoy vignettes along the Cypress Bayou River as they hear the story of Christmas. Night vignettes are lighted, but no lights along the tracks.

jeffersonrailway.com

Boerne

Dickens on Main

Nov. 25-26

Hill Country Mile, 100 N. Main St. 

Boerne’s historic Hill Country Mile transforms into a vintage Christmas experience, with nonstop entertainment in various holiday villages set up throughout the venue. The celebration’s main attractions include live music and performances, visits with Santa Claus, ice sculpting, children’s take-home crafts, snow along Main Street, roving musicians, carolers, and other revelers.

adickenscelebration.com

Austin

City-Wide Vintage Sale

Nov. 26-27

Palmer Events Center, 900 Barton Springs Road

Shop over 100 vendors for vintage clothing, midcentury modern decor, vintage art, collectibles, lighting, upcycled art, and unique finds at Austin's famous vintage paradise open since 1977.

citywidevintagesale.com

Bowie

Blue Saturday Shop Small

Nov. 26

Bowie Community Development, 101 E. Pecan St.

Bowie Community Development and the Bowie Chamber of Commerce encourage and promote this annual event of shopping locally and shopping small. “Blue Saturday” falls just after Black Friday on the weekend of Thanksgiving. Mark off your holiday shopping list and give back to the merchants who support the community all year long. Shoppers receive tote bags, balloons, and other Shop Small merchandise.

cityofbowietx.com/136/festivals-events

San Angelo

Santa's Santa Fe Christmas

Nov. 26

Railway Museum of San Angelo, 703 S. Chadbourne St.

Santa Claus is coming to town by train. Stick around for free photo opportunities next to Santa. Guests can partake in shopping a variety of vendor booths, and various food trucks are on site selling their delicious entrees.

sanangelorailway.org

Nacogdoches

Wassail Fest

Nov. 26

Downtown Nacogdoches, 200 E. Main St.

Downtown merchants are competing for bragging rights for the best holiday brew during Wassail Fest. Wassail, made from hot mulled cider and spices, is served at various locations in historic downtown Nacogdoches, and patrons vote on their favorites to determine the winner.

facebook.com/downtownnac

Galveston

The Gatlin Brothers in Concert

Nov. 26

The Grand 1894 Opera House, 2020 Postoffice St.

For more than 65 years, the Grammy Award-winning Gatlin Brothers have dazzled audiences and accrued a lifetime of noteworthy achievements in their storybook career. Don't miss this opportunity to hear award-winning hits such as "Broken Lady" and "All the Gold in California."

thegrand.com

Jefferson

Christmas Parade and "Enchanted Forest" Tree Lighting

Nov. 26

Downtown and Lions Park

After the parade, which travels through Jefferson and ends at Lions Park, stick around for the "Enchanted Forest" tree lighting ceremony. Be inspired as 100-plus beautifully decorated christmas trees light up and ring in the holidays. Festivities also include Christmas carol singing and a visit from Santa.

visitjeffersontexas.com

Boerne

Music in the Cave: Sounds of the Season

Nov. 26

Cave Without a Name Throne Room, 325 Kreutzberg Road

Enjoy Tinsel, an a cappella quartet, for sounds of the Christmas season with contemporary classics and beloved carols. Described as sleek, sophisticated, and distinctive, Tinsel has a roster of professional singers who are Grammy winners and classically trained vocalists. They entertain audiences with classical and contemporary original arrangements of holiday favorites.

cavewithoutaname.com

Bandera

Frontier Times Fourth Sunday Jamboree

Nov. 27

Frontier Times Museum, 510 13th St.

On the fourth Sunday of each month, the Frontier Times Museum hosts this family-friendly event that offers live music, storytelling, and other performances.

frontiertimesmuseum.org

The Woodlands

Christmas Gift Market

Nov. 29

The Woodlands Country Club , 100 Grand Fairway Drive

Start your holiday shopping at this indoor and outdoor market where a wide selection of exhibitors bring clothing, decor, solid-wood furniture, art, Christmas decor, and foods such as dips, salsas, artisan chocolates, pastries, and canned vegetables. Admission and parking are free and strollers are welcome.

bigtop.show/thewoodlandscountryclub

Sonora

Downtown Christmas

Nov. 30

Main Street

A twinkling, lighted parade strolls down Main Street with a live nativity scene to ring in the Christmas season.

sonoratexas.org

Mesquite

Christmas on the Square

Nov. 30

Heritage Square Park, 100 Broad St.

Enjoy the sights, sounds, and flavors of Christmas at this holiday season tradition in the historic heart of Mesquite, with festivities including holiday treats and the sparkle of holiday lights.

visitmesquitetx.com

Wichita Falls

Santa House

Nov. 30-Dec. 9

Kell House Museum, 900 Bluff St.

Santa and company invite you for a visit to their Texas home for the holidays. Santa’s elves guide visitors of all ages through a magical Christmas wonderland, including the original play “The Magical Rocking Horse, Part I,” a visit with Santa himself, a stop in Mrs. Claus’ kitchen for a cookie, and then step into Santa’s workshop to make an ornament to take home.

kellhouseheritagecenter.org

Plano

Dickens in Downtown Plano

Dec. 3

Haggard Park, 901 E. 15th St.

Kick off the season with Dickens, a free annual event nestled in the heart of the Historic Downtown Plano Arts District with holiday-themed activities, a tree lighting, and other family fun.

visitplano.com/event/dickens-in-downtown-plano-2022

Huntsville

Christmas Fair

Dec. 3

Downtown Huntsville, 1203 University Ave.

Come to downtown Huntsville for Christmas performances, a special Christmas book reading for kids, snow, food, crafts, games, Santa Claus, and other holiday festivities.

huntsvillemainstreet.com

Mesquite

Christmas Concert

Dec. 4

Mesquite Arts Center, 1527 N. Galloway Ave.

Mesquite Community Band presents its annual holiday concert. The band is made up of volunteer musicians from high school through retirement age.

mesquiteartscenter.org

Winter Gala: A Community Celebration

Dec. 4

Mesquite Arts Center, 1527 N. Galloway Ave.

The Mesquite Arts Center hosts its Winter Gala, a night of family fun with food and music.

mesquiteartscenter.org

Christmas in the Park

Dec. 4-5

Westlake Park, 601 Gross Road

Mesquite Parks and Recreation’s largest annual event, Christmas in the Park, kicks off the holiday season with free carnival rides, arts and crafts, visiting with Santa and Mrs. Claus, indulging on cookies and hot cocoa, and other activities.

visitmesquitetx.com

Orange

"Hairspray"

Dec. 9

Lutcher Theater for the Performing Arts, 707 Main Ave.

You can’t stop the beat of this Tony Award-winning musical comedy that inspired the blockbuster film and live television event. Join 16-year-old Tracy Turnblad in 1960s Baltimore as she sets out to dance her way onto TV’s most popular show. Can a girl with big dreams (and even bigger hair) change the world?

lutcher.org

Austin

City-Wide Vintage Sale

Dec. 10-11

Palmer Events Center, 900 Barton Springs Road

Shop over 100 vendors for vintage clothing, midcentury modern decor, vintage art, collectibles, lighting, upcycled art, and unique finds at Austin's famous vintage paradise open since 1977.

citywidevintagesale.com

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