Blog: Events (archive)

Where to Celebrate Fourth of July in Texas in 2018

June 26, 2018 | By

Everything’s bigger in Texas, and that’s certainly the case when it comes to celebrating our nation’s independence.

Texas Book Fest Announces Full Lineup of 2018 Authors

June 22, 2018 | By Julia Jones

Readers rejoice: the Texas Book Festival has announced the full list of 250 authors for its 2018 event.

Big Squeeze Contest Seeks Young Accordionists Across Texas

February 8, 2018 | By

Attention accordion players and fans! The Big Squeeze Accordion Contest returns in February with 10 showcases across Texas aimed at seeking out and promoting young accordion players.

Things To Do in Texas This Easter Weekend: Apr. 14-16

April 6, 2017 | By

ZimSculpt. (Photo courtesy of Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden)
On the hunt for good things to do this long weekend?

Fill Your Heart with Art

November 3, 2016 | By

When I moved to Austin ages ago, I made it a point to get out into the city – even if it meant driving blindly and getting lost.

Ten parks. One day.

October 31, 2016 | By

Ten state parks in one day? It’s not entirely impossible.

State Parks Get Spooky

October 10, 2016 | By

What’s a little Zombie Apocalypse between friends? Spend a Friday evening at Galveston Island State Park in October and find out!

Burnet in Bloom

April 6, 2016 | By

As if the blooms blanketing the countryside weren’t enough reason to take a springtime drive through the Hill Country, Burnet hosts its annual Bluebonnet Festival on the second weekend in April to celebrate the state flower. 

Dogwood Days Are Here Again

March 30, 2016 | By

Wildflowers are blanketing the fields in many places, but if you’re in East Texas, don’t forget to look up in the trees, as well.

It’s Your Lucky Day

February 24, 2016 | By

Whether you have the luck of the Irish by birth or just in spirit, St. Patrick’s Day traditions have a special charm, especially in Texas.

Lone Star Mardi Gras

January 25, 2016 | By

With Fat Tuesday coming up on Feb. 9, festivals and other events are already kicking off across Texas to start the countdown to Mardi Gras. 

Take a Snow Day

January 21, 2016 | By

Nothing says winter more than snow, which is elusive in many parts of Texas, even in colder months. One place snow is guaranteed to stick is at Pearland’s Winterfest on Jan.

Christmas at Old Fort Concho

November 23, 2015 | By

Christmas trees, Santa and stockings are well known trappings of the holiday season—but what about campfires, cannons and cowboys?

Nine Flags Over Nacogdoches

November 23, 2015 | By

Nacogdoches, known as the oldest town in Texas, has a long and storied history to celebrate.

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