Watermelon Festival

Dallas: Aug. 3

Take a bite out of summer at this 2nd annual Watermelon Festival. The Dallas Farmers Market is kicking off National Farmers Market Week with a Texas-size celebration featuring watermelon-eating contests, watermelon bowling, and seed-spitting contests.

Butterfly Paint and Plant Fun Day

Sugar Land: Aug. 2

Spread your creative wings as you paint your own butterfly garden pot and plant special seeds with the guidance of butterfly garden experts. Learn all about butterflies, their plant preferences, habitats, and fall migration as you munch on some treats and dabble in other crafts.

First Friday

Temple: Aug. 2

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

Harvest: Outdoor Gourmet Barbecue

Bryan: Aug. 2

Enjoy a fun evening of barbecue, games, and wine. A barbecue party at Messina Hof Winery is the perfect way to spend time with friends during the summer months.

Corpus Christi First Friday ArtWalk

Corpus Christi: Aug. 2

Watch downtown Corpus Christi come to life every first Friday of the month. Find artists, live music, and all things creative. Shop for local arts and crafts, see art exhibits in galleries, and enjoy mouthwatering food and drinks as you pop in and out of the many restaurants and local bars.

Tomball Night

Tomball: Aug. 2

Shop local and enjoy a fun night with friends and family. There are vendor booths, retail sales, a night parade, and fireworks.

The Grape Capital of Texas Vineyard Festival

Brownfield: Aug. 2-3

Mark your calendars for this food and wine event. There are pairings and tastings on Friday, and Saturday has vineyard tours and wine competition awards.

Kicker Arenacross

Levelland: Aug. 2-3

Catch the thrilling display of motorcycle racers competing on a dirt track.


Alpine: Aug 2-4

Theatre of the Big Bend presents an outdoor production of this hilarious spoof about the misadventures of the Little Sisters of Hoboken Nunnery as they try to raise money to bury sisters who were accidentally poisoned by the convent cook.

Market Day

Wimberley: Aug. 3

More than 450 outdoor booths are filled with art, furniture, collectibles, and treasures of all kinds. Live music and food and drink make for a shopper’s delight.

Texas Ranger Day

Fredericksburg: Aug. 3

The Texas Rangers Heritage Center honors those who have served and those still commissioned with a two-part event featuring historians and educational programs, including Ranger Camp re-enactments and a cannon firing.

Brownsville Kids Appreciation Day

Brownsville: Aug. 3

This day dedicated to kids has giveaways, games, and activities throughout the Gladys Porter Zoo. The first 1,000 kids to make a passport receive a goodie bag filled with H-E-Buddy school supplies. Once their passport is full, participants can enter the raffle to win awesome prizes like tickets to Schlitterbahn, bikes, and backpacks.

Vitruvian Salsa Festival

Addison: Aug. 3, 10, 17, 24

Bring your dancing shoes every Saturday in August. Enjoy live bands, DJs, salsa lessons, and gourmet food trucks. Admission is free.

Farmers Market at The Cibolo

Boerne: Aug. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

Shop fresh local produce, farm eggs, breads, jams, jellies, honey, and artisan crafts.

Saturday Night Rodeo

Bulverde: Aug. 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

This rodeo in the San Antonio suburb of Bulverde features all types of Texas entertainment, from live music and dancing to mechanical bulls, mutton’ bustin, and calf scrambles. Enjoy beer, wine, and soft drinks paired with barbecue, tacos, steak, burgers, and more.


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