Find an event

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.

Upcoming Events in Waco


Water Lantern Festival

June 15

Baylor Basin at McLane Stadium, 1001 S. M.L.K. Jr. Blvd.

The Waco Water Lantern Festival brings people together for a celebration of light and community. The evening includes food trucks, music, activities, and thousands of lanterns lighting up the night.

Waco Mac Fest

July 14

Southern Roots Brewing Co., 219 N. Eighth St.

On National Mac and Cheese Day, Roni’s Mac Bar is hosting Waco’s first Mac Fest, a celebration of all things macaroni and cheese. This festival features a variety of local food vendors, live music, activities for kids, outdoor games, and other family-oriented fun.

Independent Film Festival

July 18-21

Waco Hippodrome and Various Locations, 724 Austin Ave.

After 7 years as the Deep in the Heart Film Festival, the event has rebranded to become the Waco Independent Film Festival. The three-day festival showcases world-class independent films and discovers Texas talent to spotlight underserved voices.

Find an event

Filter by one or more of the options below

The June 2024 cover of Texas Highways: Treasures from the Coast

Get the Magazine

Save up to 62% off the cover price


Sign Up for Our Newsletters

Sign up for magazine extras, upcoming events, Mercantile specials, subscription offers, and more.