Kent Ullberg, Waiting for Sockeye, 1994, Bronze

Kent Ullberg: Celebrating the Wild and Wonderful

Corpus Christi: Through Aug. 18

This exhibit showcases works from Corpus Christi’s own Kent Ullberg, one of the world’s most distinguished wildlife artists. Ullberg is best known for his iconic public sculptures, and the museum is filled with more than 50 of his works depicting fish, sea mammals, turtles, native birds, and majestic land animals. 

Cowboy Classic Rodeo

Dumas: Aug. 16-17

Professional riders compete during this 13th annual rodeo, which also features events for kids, a queen contest, and hilarious clowns.

Third Monday Trade Days

McKinney: Aug. 16-18

This is the oldest and largest monthly trade days and flea market in North Texas. Shop from more than 450 vendors who offer almost anything you can imagine. Find unique gifts, delightful home decor, trendy clothing and accessories, sporting goods, antiques and collectibles, and specialty items along with many fantastic food concessions at this open-air market. Free admission.

Texas Ranch Roundup

Wichita Falls: Aug. 16-18

The original Ranch Rodeo celebrates 39 years of showcasing historic ranches, the hard work of true cowboys, and every facet of ranch life. Ranches will compete in chuckwagon cooking, cowboy art, and of course, real ranch events. Shop bits, spurs, Western collectibles, and other items at the trade show.

Rockport-Fulton Market Days

Rockport-Fulton: Aug. 16-18

During the third weekend of every month, food trucks, vendors, and live music bring a fun, convivial atmosphere to this Gulf Coast community. The pet-friendly market includes seating in the shade.

Addison After Dark

Addison: Aug. 17

Join in outdoor entertainment on the third Saturday of every month, from May to November. With different themes each month, the entertainment options are forever changing, giving fans a unique experience. This month’s theme is Pints and Pups. Enjoy local brews, listen to classic rock tunes, and participate in pet contests with your favorite furry friend.

Downtown Artist and Farmers Market

El Paso: Aug. 17

This market is held each Saturday and offers arts and crafts, food, regionally grown agricultural products, and live entertainment from local artists.

Sugar Land Superstar Finale

Sugar Land: Aug. 17

Bring your lawn chairs to the Plaza and enjoy Sugar Land’s 14th annual American Idol-like competition, where finalists belt out their strongest tunes. 

Sunray Funday

Sunray: Aug. 17

This annual event begins with a parade down Main Street, and continues with barbecue, music, and vendors. All proceeds from the event help the Sunray Lions Club contribute to local charities. For every barbecue ticket purchased, you’ll be entered for a chance to win a prize donated by local merchants.

Summer’s Night of Art and Jazz

Temple: Aug. 17

The evening spotlights various jazz musicians, food trucks, and a great group of talented artists. Don’t miss the live Fast Art contest.

Battle of Medina Commemorative Ceremony and History Symposium

Leming: Aug. 17

This free, annual event honors those who died in the bloodiest battle for Texas independence, 23 years before the Battle of the Alamo.

Moondance Concert Series

Boerne: Aug. 17

Bring drinks, chairs, and a picnic for a concert beneath the stars.

Family Fun Saturdays

Abilene: Aug. 17, 24, 31

A come-and-go family program allows little ones create a work of art using the style and medium of the featured artist in the National Center for Children’s Illustrated Literature.

Buck Sloan’s Musician Reunion

Bandera: Aug. 17-23

Listen to music, play music, or dance, and enjoy a community dinner every evening. Bring chairs, camping supplies, and snacks.

Mesquiteers Fest

Driftwood: Aug. 18

Join Miche Bread, Two Hives Honey, and Desert Door (The Three Mesquiteers) at they celebrate the revival of Texas mesquite in the local food and drink community.

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