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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.

Clute

Planetarium Show

Feb. 7, 14, 21, 28

Center for the Arts and Sciences, 400 College Blvd.

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

brazosportcenter.org

Mckinney

Second Saturday Bird Walks

Feb. 11

Heard Natural Science Museum and Wildlife Sanctuary, 1 Nature Place

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

heardmuseum.org

New Braunfels

Love the Run You're With

Feb. 11

Gruene Historic District, near Gruene Hall, 1281 Gruene Road

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

athleteguild.com

Game Day 5K and Tailgate Party

Feb. 12

Rockin R River Rides, 1405 Gruene Road

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

athleteguild.com

Surfside Beach

Marathon

Feb. 18

Stahlman Park, 2211 Bluewater Highway

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

surfsidebeachmarathon.com

Huntsville

Experience a Day in the Life of a CCC Enrollee

Feb. 18

Huntsville State Park, 565 Park Road 40 W.

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

tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/huntsville

South Padre Island

Surfin' Sunday Lessons

Feb. 21-Sept. 30

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

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

facebook.com/surfvive.org

Port Aransas

Whooping Crane Festival

Feb. 23-26

Various locations

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

portaransas.org/whooping-crane-festival

Austin

ATX Open

Feb. 27-March 5

Westwood Country Club, 3808 W. 35th St.

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

atxopen.com

Fredericksburg

Enchanted Rock 45th Birthday Celebration

March 2

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

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

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

Burleson

Wicked Wine Run DFW

March 4

Lost Oak Winery, 8010 CR 802

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

wickedwinerun.com/locations/texas-dallas

San Marcos

Middleton Brewing 5K Beer Run

March 4

Middleton Brewing, 101 Oakwood Loop

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

runintexas.com/middleton

Rockport

Whooping Crane Strut

March 4

Rockport Beach, 210 Seabreeze Drive

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

rockport-fulton.org/annual-events

Boerne

A Day at the Farm and Farmers Market

March 4-May 27

Historic Herff Farm, 33 Herff Road

The Farmers Market at the Herff Farm is an open-air farmers market open every Saturday morning on the historic Herff Farm. Hike the trails, shop in the open air, get gardening inspiration, take classes on growing your food, help the Cibolo Center for Conservation maintain the land through volunteer service projects, or get new recipe ideas.

cibolo.org

New Braunfels

Kinderschuhe 5K Run and Walk

March 4

Gruene Historic District, 1601 Hunter Road

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

nbu5k.com

Clute

Planetarium Show

March 7, 14, 21, 24, 28

Center for the Arts and Sciences, 400 College Blvd.

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

brazosportcenter.org

Mckinney

Second Saturday Bird Walk

March 11

Heard Natural Science Museum and Wildlife Sanctuary, 1 Nature Place

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

heardmuseum.org

Plano

Spring Into Color 5K and 10K Relay

March 11

Oak Point Recreation Center, 6000 Jupiter Road

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

visitplano.com/event/spring-into-color

Olmito

Resaca Adventure Day

March 11

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

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

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

Livingston

Frontier Day

March 11

Lake Livingston State Park, 300 State Park Road 65

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

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

Huntsville

Spring Break Recreation

March 13-17

Huntsville State Park, 565 Park Road 40 West

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

tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/huntsville

Jefferson

St. Patrick's Day Express Train

March 15

Historic Jefferson Railway, 400 E. Austin St.

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

jeffersonrailway.com

Palestine

Dogwood Trails Celebration

March 17-April 2

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

Enjoy the delicate beauty of the dogwood trees in Davey Dogwood Park the last two weeks in March and first week in April. Activities are scheduled each weekend to compliment the celebration, including a festival the first weekend. Stop at Palestine Visitor Center for venues and maps.

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

Fairy Garden Trail

March 17-April 30

Davey Dogwood Park, 4205 N. Link St.

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

visitpalestine.com

Sugar Land

Banana Ball World Tour

March 17

Constellation Field, 1 Stadium Drive

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

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

Boerne

Music in the Cave: Spring Equinox

March 18

Cave Without a Name Throne Room, 325 Kreutzberg Road

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

cavewithoutaname.com

Palestine

Dogwood Lunch Train

March 18-25

Texas State Railroad Palestine Depot, 789 Park Road 70

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

texasstaterailroad.net

Lake Jackson

Bird Banding

March 18, April 15, May 20

Gulf Coast Bird Observatory, 299 SH 332 West

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

gcbo.org

Bend

White Bass Run at the Bend

March 18

Colorado Bend State Park, 1201 Colorado Park Road

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

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

San Angelo

Texas State Parks 100-Year Celebration

March 18

San Angelo State Park, 362 S. FM 2288

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

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

Whitney

Play Day at Lake Whitney State Park

March 18

Lake Whitney State Park, 433 FM 1244

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

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

Stargazing at Lake Whitney State Park

March 18

Lake Whitney State Park, 433 FM 1244

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

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

Del Rio

Texas State Parks Centennial Dark Skies Celebration

March 18

Devils River State Natural Area, 21715 Dolan Creek Road

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

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

Spring Branch

Sporting Clay Shoot

March 23

Good Bull Ranch, 8415 FM 311

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

bulverdespringbranchchamber.com

Bandera

Thunder in the Hill Country

March 23-26

Mansfield Park, 2886 SH 16 North

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

bikerralliesoftexas.com

Toyahvale

Starry Skies of Balmorhea

March 23

Balmorhea State Park, 9207 SH 17

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

tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/balmorhea

Llano

Earth Art Fest

March 24-26

Grenwelge Park, 199 E. Haynie St.

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

llanoearthartfest.org

Fredericksburg

Wanderlust 13.1, 10K, and 5K

March 25

Marketplatz Square, 126 W. Main St.

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

scallywompus.com

Burnet

Hill Country Lawn and Garden Show

March 25

Burnet County AgriLife Auditorium, 607 N. Vandeveer St.

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

burnetcountyhighlandlakesmastergardener.org

South Padre Island

SPI Triathlon

March 25

Parrot Eyes, 5801 Padre Blvd.

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

sopadre.com/event-calendar

The Colony

Mother and Son Adventure Day

March 25

Lion's Club Park, 4800 Nash Drive

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

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

Kerrville

Disc Golf Tournament

March 25

Kerrville-Schreiner Park, 2385 Bandera Hwy.

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

kerrvilletx.gov

Lake Jackson

Sweating for Sweets 1K

March 25

MacLean Park, 93 Lake Road

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

lakejackson-tx.gov

Nature Day and Public Youth Fishing

March 25

Sea Center Texas, 302 Medical Drive

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

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

Brew on the Bayou

March 25

Gulf Coast Bird Observatory, 299 SH 332 West

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

gcbo.org

Spring Branch

Pollinators and Parks

March 25

Guadalupe River State Park, 3350 Park Road 31

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

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

Bandera

Ranching Heritage Day

March 25

Hill Country State Natural Area, 10600 Bandera Creek Road

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

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

Valley View

Spring Fling: 100-Year Celebration

March 25

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

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

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

Mineral Wells

Pedal, Paddle, and Trek

March 25

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

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

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

Sugar Land

Astros-Space Cowboys Exhibition Game

March 27

Constellation Field, 1 Stadium Drive

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

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

Lake Jackson

"Rising Tide: the Crossroads Project"

March 28

The Clarion , 500 College Drive

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

brazosport.edu/clarion

Longview

Spring Concert Series: Roots in the Gardens

March 30; April 6, 13, 20, 27

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

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

longviewarboretum.org

Kerrville

Concerts by the River

March 31, April 28

Louise Hays Park, 202 Thompson Drive

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

kerrvilletx.gov

Corpus Christi

Big Bloom Mega Plant Sale

April 1

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

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

stxbot.org

Cleburne

The Mammoth Race

April 1

Cleburne State Park, 5800 Park Road 21

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

mammothrace.com

Fredericksburg

Wildflower Celebration

April 1-16

Wildseed Farms, 100 Legacy Drive

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

wildseedfarms.com

Kerrville

Solar Eclipse Kickoff

April 1

Butt-Holdworth Memorial Library, 505 Water St.

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

kerrvilletx.gov

Surfside Beach

Wings Over Surfside

April 1

Bird and Butterfly Trail, 418 Parkview Road

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

visitsurfsidebeachtx.org

Sulphur Springs

Festival of the Fish

April 1

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

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

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

Gonzales

100 Years, 100 Species

April 1

Palmetto State Park, 78 Park Road 11 South

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

tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/palmetto

Somerville

Get Hooked on the Outdoors

April 1

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

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

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

Cooper

Festival of the Fish

April 1

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

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

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

Clute

Planetarium Show

April 4, 11, 18, 25, 28

Center for the Arts and Sciences, 400 College Blvd.

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

brazosportcenter.org

Elgin

Music in the Park

April 7-May 26

Downtown , 114 Central Ave.

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

elgintexas.gov

Austin

Austin Falls Ultra

April 8

McKinney Falls State Park, 5808 McKinney Falls Pkwy.

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

ultraexpeditions.com/austin-falls-ultra

Newcastle

Goodnight-Loving Run

April 8

Fort Belknap, 114 Fort Circle

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

goodnightlovingrun.com

Mckinney

Second Saturday Bird Walk

April 8

Heard Natural Science Museum and Wildlife Sanctuary, 1 Nature Place

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

heardmuseum.org

Kerrville

Blooms and Barrels Plant Sale

April 8

Kerr County Hill Country Youth Event Center, 3785 SH 27

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

hillcountrymastergardeners.org

Quintana

Spring Fling

April 8-May 7

Quintana Bird Sanctuary, 814 N. Lamar St.

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

gcbo.org

Grand Prairie

Live Thoroughbred Racing

April 13-July 4

Lone Star Park, 1000 Lone Star Parkway

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

lonestarpark.com

Karnack

Caddo Homecoming

April 14

Caddo Lake State Park, 245 Park Road 2

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

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

Waco

Texas Sports Hall of Fame Induction Banquet

April 15

Base at Extraco Event Center, 4401 Bosque Blvd.

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

tshof.org/induction

South Padre Island

Texas State Surfing Championship

April 15-16

Isla Blanca Park, 33174 State Park Road 100

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

surftgsa.org

Kerrville

Spring Native Plant Sale

April 15

Riverside Nature Center, 150 Francisco Lemos St.

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

riversidenaturecenter.org

Corpus Christi

Explore the Shore

April 15

Mustang Island State Park, 9394 SH 361

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

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

Austin

McKinney Falls Fest

April 15

McKinney Falls State Park, 5808 McKinney Falls Parkway

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

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

Junction

100 Years at South Llano River

April 15

South Llano River State Park, 1927 Park Road 73

Help the park celebrate this area of the Hill Country and Walter Buck Jr., the gentleman who donated the land to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. Along with an open house at the new headquarters, the event features various activities revolving around angora goats and wool, Model T's, and history.

tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/south-llano-river

Glen Rose

Spring Wing Ding

April 15

Dinosaur Valley State Park, 1629 Park Road 59

At this annual celebration, activities are focused around everything winged and migratory. Families have the chance to make bird houses and feeders, see monarch butterflies in various stages of development, and enjoy nature walks and hikes.

tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/dinosaur-valley

Bonham

100 Years State Park Celebration

April 15

Bonham State Park, 1363 State Park 24

To celebrate 100 years of Texas State Parks, Bonham State Park is hosting various natural and cultural table talks and activities for all to enjoy, ranging from programs about fossils to a Bois 'd Arc Trail Civilian Conservation Corps hike to fishing for backyard bass.

tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/bonham

Tatum

Bait and Boats

April 15

Martin Creek Lake State Park, 9515 County Road 2181D

Start your morning off by attending a Fishing 101 course to learn the basics of fishing. Test your new skills on the water by participating in the fishing derby, with prizes given out in a variety of categories. Wrap up the day on the water, as park rangers guide a group paddle in kayaks and canoes around the island.

tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/martin-creek-lake

Pilot Point

Greenfest on the Greenbelt

April 15

Ray Roberts Lake State Park, Isle du Bois Unit, 100 PW 4137

Greenfest includes a 5K, a 1-mile fun run, and a family expo-style event with exhibit booths, vendors, and activities centered around health, wellness, and outdoor recreation.

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

San Angelo

Regional Cavalry Competition

April 20

Fort Concho National Historic Landmark, 630 South Oakes

Held on the historic Fort Concho Parade Grounds, this three-day competition features riding and horsemanship skills that reflect the drills and training of the U.S. Cavalry in the 1800s.

fortconcho.com

Dale

Old Settler's Music Festival

April 20-23

At the 36th annual Old Settler's Music Festival, enjoy four days of Americana/roots music, camping, jamming, and family fun in beautiful Dale (just outside of Austin). Yolo, the Wood Brothers, Shovels and Rope, and Shinyribs are just a few of the acts scheduled to perform.

oldsettlersmusicfest.org

Galveston

FeatherFest and Nature Photo Festival

April 20-23

Various locations

Bird lovers are invited to experience one of the largest birding festivals in Texas and the only one with a dedicated nature photography track. The 21st annual event features field trips, workshops, and other special events on Galveston Island.

galvestonfeatherfest.com

Corsicana

Bike Race

April 21-22

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.

corsicanacrit.com

South Padre Island

Texas Beach Ultimate Festival

April 22-23

Isla Blanca Park, 33174 State Park Road 100

Ultimate is an exciting, non-contact team sport played by thousands the world over. It mixes the best features of sports such as soccer, basketball, American football, and netball into a simple yet fascinating game.

houston-ultimate.com

Waco

Silo District Marathon

April 22

Magnolia Market and Downtown Waco , 601 Webster Ave.

The fourth annual Silo District Marathon weekend has a race for everyone, including the USA Track and Field-certified, Boston Marathon-qualifying marathon. Whether you are running for a cause or testing your own limits, Waco is the place to be all weekend.

goallevents.com/e/silo-district-marathon-2023-E200022938860543

The Colony

Coach Cox's Kids Chase

April 22

Stewart Creek Park, 3700 Sparks Road

Children ages 9 and under compete in a half-mile race, while kids ages 10-12 run the full 1-mile course. All participants receive a ribbon, goody bag, and T-shirt.

thecolonytx.gov/836/coach-coxs-kids-chase

Sherman

Texoma Earth Day Festival

April 22

Municipal Grounds, 405 N. Rusk St.

The Texoma Earth Day Festival offers a family-friendly event with something for everyone. Come for entertainment, education, food, and fun.

earthdaytexoma.org

Lake Jackson

Kids Reel Big Fish Event

April 22

Sea Center Texas, 302 Medical Drive

Pack your sunscreen, hat, lawn chair, and fishing gear and come out for a couple hours of catch-and-release fishing at a marine fish hatchery and visitor education center. This event is available to guests 16 years old and younger accompanied by an adult. Anglers must bring their own gear and bait with barb-less hooks.

lakejackson-tx.gov

Marfa

Airstrip Astronomy

April 22

Big Bend Ranch State Park Complex Interior District, 1900 Sauceda Ranch Road

Enjoy stargazing, astrophotography, and an astronomy-based oral history at the Sauceda Airstrip. Participants can view the night sky through the lens of telescopes by amateur astronomers, and learn the basics of night sky photography, all accompanied by an educational narrative through space and time. The evening winds down at the South Leyva campground, with limited camping on the airstrip.

tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/big-bend-ranch

San Antonio

Water Fest

April 22

Government Canyon State Natural Area, 12861 Galm Road

Come see how water has shaped the past, present, and future of San Antonio’s largest natural area and the role it plays in helping protect our most precious resource. Learn tips and techniques on how each of us can be part of shaping and protecting the next 100 years of reliable, fresh water.

tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/government-canyon

Johnson City

Celebration Under the Stars

April 22

Pedernales Falls State Park, 2585 Park Road 6026

To celebrate 100 years of State Parks, visit Pedernales Falls State Park and enjoy the benefits the night brings to natural areas, with stargazing and other nighttime activities like a camping demonstration, nocturnal wildlife table, and nighttime sensory-testing station. Night sky-friendly lighting is also demonstrated.

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

Grapeland

Folk Festival

April 22

Mission Tejas State Park, 19343 SH 21 East

This annual event provide visitors a variety of educational experiences and activities to experience 19th-century Texas pioneer life in the area around what is today Mission Tejas State Park.

tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/mission-tejas

Lumberton

Village Creek Fun Day

April 22

Village Creek State Park, 8854 Park Road 74

Camp with a ranger, practice yoga, go for a bike ride or paddling adventure, learn dutch oven cooking, participate in craft activities, and get camping 101 how-to tips at this event.

tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/village-creek

Corpus Christi

Birdiest Festival in America

April 26-30

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

Spotlighting South Texas' peak spring migration in one of the country’s busiest flyways is the Birdiest Festival in America. The festival features optional guided birding field trips to regional birding hot spots, shorebird/wading bird sites, and private ranches. Plus, "The Raptor Project" presentations, a vendor trade show, and an artisan show.

birdiestfestival.org

Rockport

Goose Island Extravaganza

April 28

Goose Island State Park, 202 S. Palmetto St.

Goose Island Extravaganza is an open house event for the public to come and experience what Goose Island has to offer. Activities include fishing, archery, kayaking, a star party, demonstrations, and food. Find educational program stations set up around the park, and enjoy bass fishing, geocaching, living history programs, outdoor skills such as archery, dutch oven cooking, fishing, and touch tank aquatic programs.

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

Fishing for Wishes Tournament

April 29

Fulton Convention Center, 402 N. Fulton Beach Road

The tournament's location is in a world-renowned area known for saltwater tournaments. Fishing categories include Heaviest Redfish, Trout, Flounder, and Stringer. Side pots consist of Most Spots on a Redfish, Blackjack Trout, and Texas Slam. Don't forget about Calcutta. There is a Kids Pier Fishing Tournament and Make-A-Wish Kids Fishing Tournament, plus a live auction, drop ticket raffle, and giveaways.

friendsforwishes.org/events/fishing-for-wishes-fishing-tournament/

Kite Festival

April 29-30

Rockport Festival Grounds , Adjacent to the Beach Park

A free family event, the Kite Festival provides the opportunity to view, make, and fly kites. An exotic array of kites are on display, along with demonstrations by professional kite pilots. There are children's arts and crafts booths, including one for making their own kites, vendors, and food trucks.

cityofrockport.com

Ingram

Stonehenge II Celtic Festival and Highland Games

April 29

Hill Country Arts Foundation, 120 Point Theatre Road

Learn about Celtic culture while enjoying the festivities that include vendors, clans, music, food, the annual Highland Games, and dancing. The event takes place on the grounds of the Hill Country Arts Foundation which include a replica of Stonehenge that was created by the late Al Shepperd and Doug Hill more than 20 years ago.

hcaf.com

Brazoria

Migration Celebration

April 29-30

San Bernard National Wildlife Refuge, 2547 County Road 306

Tour the refuge on a marsh buggy. Free activities for children include archery, fishing for catfish, a BB gun range, bug sweeping, microscopes, touch tanks, and reptiles. Adults and children can both enjoy the popular "Birds of Prey" show by EarthQuest as well as the butterfly encounter tents. Refuge tours given by qualified naturalists can be enjoyed by marsh buggy or wagon. Guided walking tours to Bobcat Woods and to the largest Texas Live Oak are also available.

migrationcelebration.com

Surfside Beach

Old Guy Surf Reunion

April 29

Stahlman Park, 2211 Bluewater Highway

Join Texas surfers as they remember and honor those who have gone before them. The event includes vendors, food trucks, a paddle-out, and a nighttime bonfire.

surfsidetx.org

San Antonio

Siesta Half Marathon 10K and 5K

April 30

Mission County Park, 6030 Padre Drive

Starting in Mission Country Park, this out-and-back course gives you a chance to see your biggest competitors as they try to close in on you or you try to close in on them. The finish is the after party with a Fiesta San Antonio theme. The entire race is on the River Walk.

scallywompus.com

Clute

Planetarium Show

May 2, 9, 16, 23, 26, 30

Center for the Arts and Sciences, 400 College Blvd.

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

brazosportcenter.org

Jefferson

Historical Pilgrimage: Home Tours of Jefferson

May 4-7

Various locations

Four of Jefferson's finest historical homes and featured gardens open their doors for tours. Docents dressed in period attire help provide information about the homes.

jeffersonpilgrimage.com

Lumberton

Full Moon Night Trek

May 5

Village Creek State Park, 8854 Park Road 74

Join this ranger-led hike for a chance to see the unseen and learn how nocturnal creatures communicate and what effect the moon can have on natural cycles of plants and animals. This hike explores the sights and sounds of the night, illuminated by the Flower Full Moon of May, and how the ecosystems have changed over the last 100 years. Explore nocturnal creatures with black lights and listen to their languages with amplifying devices.

tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/village-creek

Graham

Hidden Hills Ultra

May 6

Greagg Ranch

Located near the banks of scenic Possum Kingdom Lake lies a 4,000 acre private ranch that serves as the backdrop for the Hidden Hills Ultra. Settled by one of the original families to the area, this unique ranch hosts lake views, mountains, cedar and oak forests, and rocky terrain. You'll run almost entirely on ranch roads. The loop course follows a route made up of rock, dirt, and rolling terrain. Distances are 5K, 10K, 13.1 miles, 26.2 miles, and 50 miles.

ultraexpeditions.com/hidden-hills-ultra

The Colony

Up, Up, and Away: Festival of Flight

May 6

Prestwick STEM Academy, 3101 Stonefield

Celebrating all forms of flight, the Up, Up, and Away: Festival of Flight is presented by The Tribute Lakeside Golf and Resort community and the city of The Colony. The festival features kite flying and demonstrations, music, birding demonstrations, paper airplane making, food, and fun. Bring the entire family to this all-ages celebration.

thecolonytx.gov/837/up-up-away-festival-of-flight

Corsicana

Derby Days

May 6

The Palace Theatre, 112 W. Sixth Ave.

As a fundraiser for the Palace Theatre, Derby Days features entertainment, food, drinks, dress, and of course, derby racing.

corsicanapalace.com/derby-days-fundraiser

Burnet

Fun For All

May 6

Inks Lake State Park, 3630 Park Road 4 West

Spend a fun-filled and all-inclusive day with a variety of programs modified for accessibility needs. Adaptive events include water recreation, fishing, adaptive programs, and perhaps archery.

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

Needville

Brazos Bend Expo

May 6

Brazos Bend State Park, 21901 FM 762

Brazos Bend State Park invites the community and visitors to spend the day at this expo-style event. Nonprofit organizations, respresentatives from other Texas State Parks around the region, rehabilitation groups, local sports teams, archelogy organizations, and other civic-minded entities are on hand to provide information about their causes. Food trucks are on-site throughout the day.

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

Quitaque

Experience Caprock

May 6

Caprock Canyons State Park and Trailway , 850 Caprock Canyon Road

This event highlights some of the experiences and resources of Caprock Canyons State Park, especially for first-time park users. Join experts familiar with the park in activities such as beginner hikes, beginner fishing clinics, how to visit a park safely and responsibly with presentations titled “Leave No Trace,” “Bison Etiquette,” and “Heat Safety,” and guided ranger vehicle tours. The event ends under the dark skies with a star party.

tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/caprock-canyons

South Padre Island

Shallow Sport Fishing Tournamnet

May 12-13

South Padre Island Convention Center, 7355 Padre Blvd.

Fish one of the biggest and best boat owner's fishing tournaments on the Gulf Coast.

shallowsporttournament.com

Boerne

Art Waddle

May 12-13

Hill Country Mile, Main Street

The 11th annual Boerne Art Waddle is located along the Cibolo Creek Trail, creating a relaxed, fun setting with the attributes of a major fine art event. 

eventsoffmain.com/art-waddle

South Padre Island

5K Kemp's Krawl

May 13

Holiday Inn Resort, 100 Padre Blvd.

Runners, walkers, and everyone in between is invited to traverse the beach to raise money, with all proceeds going directly to the conservation and care of the Texas coast's precious sea turtles. Starting at the Holiday Inn Resort, this unique community event enables participants to experience the coastal beauty of South Padre Island up close and personal. There are three race categories: timed 5K, non-timed 5K, and a virtual option. Finishers receive a T-shirt and medal.

seaturtleinc.org

Fredericksburg

Texas Flower Country Women's 5K and 10K Run/Walk

May 13

Wildseed Farms, 100 Legacy Drive

Run or walk through the flower fields and vineyards of Wildseed Farms. Then, enjoy the beautiful setting and champagne, craft beer, food, massages, live music, and the boutiques of Wildseed Farms. Your entry also includes a race T-shirt and custom finisher medal.

runintexas.com/flower

Mesquite

Preservation Month Porch Party

May 13

Opal Lawrence Historical Park, 711 E. Kearney St.

Celebrate National Historic Preservation Month with Historic Mesquite, Inc. during a fun evening on the grounds of the historic park.

historicmesquite.org

Brownwood

Lake Brownwood Bash

May 13

Lake Brownwood State Park, 200 State Highway Park Road 15

Enjoy a day of learning and fun at Lake Brownwood. Come explore the park and learn about its history, nature, wildlife, and recreational activities, including archery and catch-and-release fishing.

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

Fort Davis

Mile-High Mountains Fest

May 13

Davis Mountains State Park, Indian Lodge, State Highway 118 North, Park Road 3

Guided hikes, educational booths, and kid-friendly activities take place throughout the park. Snap pics at selfie stations placed at photogenic vistas, participate in a scavenger hunt, and end the day with a ranger-led sunset program at the Skyline Drive Overlook.

tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/davis-mountains

Bend

A Day in the Life of a Cedar Chopper

May 13

Colorado Bend State Park, 1201 Colorado Park Road

Cedar Choppers lived in tents and lean-to’s in their hardscrabble Hill Country life. See how they lived and worked, and get your hands on the tools they used to harvest the tallest cedars (ashe junipers) in Texas to make a living. Learn how the Scholten Brother’s Cedar Tap Railroad came from the town of Lometa to the Cedar Chopper Camp in Bend and its importance in the Cedar Choppers’ work. Be sure to stop by the dutch oven cooking presentation for some backcountry cooking and goodies.

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

Fairfield

Centennial Kid Fish Derby

May 13

Fairfield Lake State Park, 123 State Park Road 64

Celebrate 100 years of Texas State Parks at this fish derby for kids. The day provides an outdoor educational opportunity for youngsters at Fairfield Lake.

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

Daingerfield

New Experiences, New Membories, A New You

May 13

Daingerfield State Park, 455 Park Road 17

At this brand new event at Daingerfield State Park, visitors can learn about a variety of Texas Parks and Wildlife resources and get ideas on how to enjoy nature and the world outdoors. Activities include fishing with a ranger, kayak and canoeing, and a program about the animals you might see in the park.

tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/daingerfield

Fulton

Babes on the Bay

May 19-20

Fulton Harbor

Babes on the Bay is an all-women’s fishing tournament that has existed since 2000. The tournament is hosted by the CCA Texas Aransas Bay Chapter, based in Rockport. It was created to help educate women about the sport of saltwater fishing in a conservation-minded approach. The event includes cash pots, the Babes Shopping Mall, a food court, drinks, live music, and team shirts judging. The event kicks off at Fulton Park Fairgrounds.

babesonthebay.com

Plano

Texas Mineral and Fossil Show

May 19-21

Plano Event Center, 2000 E. Spring Creek Parkway

Enjoy shopping from world-class mineral, gem, and fossil dealers and exhibitors, who display all varieties of rocks, minerals, fossils, polished stones, gemstone jewelry, and other natural treasures.

planoeventcenter.org/event/texas-mineral-fossil-plano-show-2023

Fort Worth

Tacos y Cerveza Trail Run

May 20

The Woodshed Smokehouse, 3201 Riverfront Drive

Run the beautiful and expansive Trinity Trails in Fort Worth. The flat and fast course traverses bridges overlooking the river and parks with groves of oak trees and double-track trail made of both pavement and dirt. Each registrant receives one beer and one street taco with a valid bib. Identification is required for beer.

ultraexpeditions.com/tacos-y-cerveza-trail-run

South Padre Island

Jailbreak Beach Escape

May 20

Clayton's Beach Bar and Grill, 6900 Padre Blvd.

The Jailbreak Beach Escape has become a South Padre Island tradition. Each May, thousands of runners conquer the 5K course, covering 20 challenging obstacles on the sun-drenched beaches of South Padre before heading to Clayton’s Beach Bar for a Texas-sized beach party.

runthejailbreak.com

Monahans

Golf Tournament

May 20-21

Ward County Golf Course, 2028 SH 18 North

The Monahans Chamber of Commerce hosts this golf tournament held at the Ward County Golf Course. The tournament format is a three-person scramble.

monahans.org

Blanco

Blanco State Park Celebration

May 20

Blanco State Park, 101 Park Road 23

Celebrate the historical, cultural, and natural heritage of the park and surrounding area. The event features multiple informational and activity stations throughout the park and programs and activities such as "The History of Blanco State Park and the Civilian Conservation Corps" and "Animals in Blanco State Park," plus a wildlife viewing station, fishing, and kayaking.

tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/blanco

Denison

Lure'ing You In

May 20

Eisenhower State Park, 50 Park Road 20

At this fishing expo, learn how to become a fishing expert. All experience levels and ages are welcome. New anglers can learn all about the world of fishing, and more experienced anglers can test their skills. Programming includes topics like how to filet a fish, how to fry fish on the campfire, and how to cast a line. There's also a photo booth and weight station for fish.

tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/eisenhower

Frisco

Senior PGA Championship

May 24-28

Fields Ranch East at PGA Frisco, 3725 PGA Parkway

Beginning in 2023 with the 83rd KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship, PGA Frisco is slated to host six major championships over the next 12 years—including two PGA championships.

srpgachampionship.com/

Palestine

Piney Woods Express Steam

May 26-29

Texas State Railroad Palestine Depot, 789 Park Road 70

This four-hour round-trip train adventure departing from Palestine, with an hour layover at the Rusk depot, takes passengers on a journey through the impressive Piney Woods and 135 years of history. Unplug for a tradition that merges comfort and adventure for the whole family. Relaxed seating, thoughtful décor and friendly, responsive attendants add to the ambiance of the scenic journey afforded travelers a century ago.

texasstaterailroad.net

Quanah

Copper Breaks Day

May 27

Copper Breaks State Park, 777 Park Road 62

Copper Breaks Day has been a community event at the park for years, but has been on hiatus for some time. Now, to celebrate Texas State Parks centennial, the park is hosting a reimagining of that historic event. Enjoy family fun, educational programming, and booths from local organizations.

tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/copper-breaks

Teague

Putt Fore a Purpose

June 3

Tri-County Gold Club , 125 Private Road 940

The second annual Putt Fore a Purpose includes lunch, swag bags, cart rental, and cash prizes.

fairfieldtexaschamber.com

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