Abilene: March 22-23
Singer-songwriter Kris Kristofferson headlines this year’s event, but he’s just one of the many legendary performances you can catch by Texas favorites. Self-proclaimed to be the “biggest one-stage event in Texas,” the two-day festival features names like Midland, which was nominated for two Grammy’s last year, and many local Texas bands, as well as food, RV camping for two nights, and other activities to keep attendees entertained all weekend.
Frisco: March 21-24
The conference center features more than 400 vintage and new pinball machines available for play. Guests enjoy tournaments, vendors, celebrity guests, and more.
Eagle Pass: March 22-30
Festival includes Abrazo Ceremony at Bridge No. 1 March 22, carnival March 22-30, Noches Mexicanas March 28-30, and downtown parade March 30.
Liberty: March 22-23
This festival features arts and crafts, food, music and entertainment, a barbecue cookoff, photo contest, kids area, carnival, and book and bake sales.
Palestine: March 22-April 7
Held for over 80 years, this celebration allows visitors to enjoy the beauty of the dogwood trees in Davey Dogwood Park. Activities are planned each weekend, including a festival the first weekend. Other activities include a historic tour, car show, brunch, a brunch train ride to enjoy the blooms of spring from the comfort of the Texas State Railroad, live theater show, chuckwagon race, and a farm and flower market.
Tyler: March 22-April 7
Enjoy the vivid colors and sweet scents that only an East Texas Spring can provide. Make plans to take in the special Azalea and Spring Flower Trail events. Travel through 10 miles of residential gardens and historic homes sites, and stop to visit with the Azalea Belles, the official greeters of the Azalea Trail.
Victoria: March 22-24
Drivers compete against themselves as they see how fast their cars, trucks, and motorcycles will go in 1 mile—with no speed limit.
College Station: March 22
Their annual July 4th concert is a tradition for families across the nation. Now you can witness their phenomenal musicality in person. The Boston Pops, affectionately known as “America’s Orchestra,” is the most recorded and arguably the most beloved orchestra in the country. Led by conductor Keith Lockhart, the orchestra performs a broad spectrum of styles from past to present including jazz, big band, pop, Broadway, and film scores. It’s the perfect combination of classical and pop—an evening of symphony for people who don’t know they love the symphony.
Boerne: March 23
A concert in the Cave Without A Name is a musical experience unlike any other. Immerse yourself in the natural acoustics of the Queen’s Throne Room.
Brenham: March 23
The Rotary Club of Washington County hosts this annual ride. Proceeds benefit several local charities. It is a well supported ride in the rolling hills during bluebonnet season.
Hutto: March 23
Enjoy tastings from Texas wineries and Texas breweries, as well as scrumptious food from local restaurants and catering companies, at One Eleven East. Each attendee receives a commemorative tasting glass and has their choice of 10 wine and/or beer samples and a tasting at each of the participating eateries. Live entertainment helps set the fun and festive mood. A complimentary photo booth is also set up and photos are included.
Uvalde: March 23
Enjoy three things Texas does best: queso, craft beer, and live music. Head to Uvalde Memorial Park for a queso competition and food and retail vendors.
Plano: March 23-24
This third annual event will introduce you to various aspects of fly fishing. Both experts and novices can learn more about where to fly fish both locally and abroad. Don’t know how to cast, or tie flies? Come and learn. Multiple name brand companies from across the country are on hand to help you discover what products and trips are right for you. There will be fly fishing guides and fly shops, kayak experts and instructors teaching a wide variety of topics to help you get out on the water more often. Those over 21 can sample and purchase micro-brew beer from various Texas microbreweries.
Plano: March 23
Run in the coolest, most eye dazzling, illuminated nighttime 5K/10K race. Race through the dusk aglow in glimmering LED lights. Join other Fireflyers lighting up the night in a race to remember while supporting The Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children. Experience the fun with entertainment, a costume contest, and amazing visual effects.
Madisonville: Through March 23
Event includes a rodeo March 15-16 and the County Fair March 16-23. MCFA has a proud tradition of supporting the youth of Madison County.