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Things to do in Texas
Planning a visit to Texas? Or maybe you're a local that's just looking for what's going on. Here's a sampling of some of the popular local events in the state.
Texas Gulf Coast Events
2015 Galveston Heritage Festival
The coastal community of Galveston hosts its annual Heritage Festival, set to include live entertainment, delicious food, cultural music, and much more at Kempner Park. Event start time is TBA.
2015 Fearshire Farms Haunted Attractions
Held every weekend from late September until the end of October, Fearshire Farms in Angleton looks to put the "fear" in "Fearshire" with Halloween themed attractions. Event times vary by day.
2015 BrewMasters Craft Beer Festival
A pub crawl, brewery tasting tour, food pairing events, and more, all alongside live music and fireworks in Galveston. The event is held at different venues with individual start times.
Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K Walk
Fight breast cancer with this 5K walk in Corpus Christi.
Rockport - Fulton Seafair
Rockport near Ingleside welcomes the fall season with a festival of parades, arts and crafts, entertainment, and gumbo cook-offs.
55th Annual Texas Jazz Festival
Over 50 jazz artists and musicians will set up shop at Heritage Park in Corpus Christi for a three-day jazz festival, held each year. Set times and lineups are TBA.
2015 Dia de los Muertos Festival
A unique street festival in Corpus Christi celebrating the "Day of the Dead." Enjoy live music, Dia de los Muertos-themed crafts, artwork, and jewelry, a kids' area, and more. The festival start time is TBA.
San Antonio & Southern Plains Events
2015 Mini Maker Faire
A unique event featuring vendors ranging from "artisans to inventors to educators to entertainers," held at the New Braunfels Convention Center in New Braunfels. The event begins at 10 a.m.
2015 Alamo City Comic Con
Fans of all things sci-fi, supernatural, and super hero related won't want to miss this event, featuring celebrity appearances, panels, unique collectibles, and so much more. The ACCC is held at Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center.
2015 Brews & Blooms
Delicious, handcrafted brews alongside live music and food trucks – all set within the San Antonio Botanical Garden. The event begins at 6:30 p.m.
2015 Labor Day Arts & Crafts Show
Shop for unique gifts and handmade goods of all kinds while exploring the famous San Antonio River Walk during this four-day festival. The event begins at 11 a.m.
2015 Fall Music Festival
A three-day music festival held at Quiet Valley Ranch in Kerrville featuring not only a collection of great songwriters, but also wine-maker booths, food vendors, and other festival-type attractions. The event start time is TBA.
2015 River Walk Halloween Fest
A fun-filled Halloween party set on the River Walk, featuring live music, a costume river parade, a costume contest, and tons of food and beverages. The spooky fun begins at 6 p.m.
Dallas / Fort Worth Metroplex Events
Taste of the Bishop Arts District
Tour the eclectic and amazing Bishop Arts District in Dallas on foot.
Baseball: America's Presidents, American's Pastime
See this new exhibition about baseball at the George W. Bush Presidential Center in Dallas.
Greater Houston Area Events
17th Annual Rock the Dock Concert Series
Rock to local and regional bands each Thursday at Houston's Event Plaza.
Houston International Jazz Festival
Big names in jazz come to downtown Houston and light up the summer.
Houston Shakespeare Festival
This Houston festival attracts more than 475,000 people for free performances at the Miller Outdoor Theatre.
The Woodlands Children's Festival
The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion in The Woodlands offers children's entertainment, activities, and more.
East Texas & Piney Woods Events
2015 Tyler Guitar Show
Guitar aficionados unite – and head to the Tyler Rose Garden for two days of six-string memorabilia, dealers, custom guitars, rare products, and auctions. The event start time is TBA.
2015 Ink Life Tattoo & Music Festival
Ink fans won't want to miss this event, set to include some of the top tattoo artists in the country alongside live performances from Puddle of Mudd and Buckcherry. The event begins at noon at the Maude Cobb Convention & Activity Center in Longview
Austin & Hill Country Events
Ladies and Gentlemen...The Beatles
In Austin, make your way to the LBJ Presidential Museum to see the exhibit Ladies and Gentlemen...The Beatles. This traveling art display is curated by the GRAMMY Museum, and is ideal for any Fab Four fan.
The 24th Annual LakeFest is held at Lake Lyndon B. Johnson just northwest of the Austin area near Marble Falls. Lake LBJ becomes a quarter-mile course for drag boat racing. Johnson Park also features food, games, and entertainment.
See over 1.5 million Mexican free-tailed bats emerge from under the Congress Avenue Bridge in Austin at dusk.
2015 Formula 1 United States Grand Prix
Racers from all over the world compete at the Circuit of The Americas in Austin during the 17th race of the F1 world championship.
2015 Austin City Limits Music Festival
Music fans of all genres won't want to miss the Austin City Limits Music Festival held annually at Zilker Park in Austin. The festival is held over two weekends, with start times varying by day.
2015 Austin Film Festival
The 2015 Austin Film Festival is an annual conference held in Austin. The 2015 AFF offers new, feature-length films like Growing Up Baumbach: A Tribute to Noah Baumbach’s 20 Years in Film – plus special events, seminars, and more.
2016 World's Largest Rattlesnake Roundup
Set in Sweetwater, the 2016 World's Largest Rattlesnake Roundup offers everything from a rattlesnake parade and carnival to dancing in the Jaycee Barn, the Sweetwater Rifle & Pistol Club Gun, Knife & Coin Show, a beard contest, and more. Held at the Nolan County Coliseum.
Border Towns of Texas Events
2015 El Centro de Laredo Farmers Market
On the third Saturday of each month, Jarvis Plaza in Laredo becomes a hub for homemade gifts, handcrafted goods, locally grown produce, and more. The market opens at 9 a.m.
Experience true Laredo culture on the first Friday of each month when regional and national artists present their work at the Laredo Center for the Arts. The event begins at 5 p.m.
2015 Shop Downtown
Experience the unique culture of downtown El Paso with a variety shopping, authentic food, and more, every weekend all summer long.
Must See in Texas
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Texas Airport Hotels
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