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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.

 

San Antonio & Southern Plains Events

September 2014

September 21, 2014
One Direction

The British boy band sensation brings the One Direction: Where We Are Tour to the Alamodome in San Antonio. Hearts melt at 7 p.m.

October 2014

October 20-26, 2014
AT&T Championship Head out to the AT&T Canyons Course and enjoy a day in the sun watching this golf tournament. Tee times vary.

March 2015

March 23-29, 2015
Valero Texas Open Over 140 players converge on the AT&T Oaks Course in San Antonio for this golf tournament. Times vary per day.

Dallas / Fort Worth Metroplex Events

May 2015

May 25-31, 2015
Byron Nelson Championship

Part of the FedExCup, this tournament takes place in Irving at the TPC Four Seasons. Tee times vary.

May 2015

May 18-24, 2015
Crown Plaza Invitational at Colonial Golfers gather at the Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth hosts this tournament. Tee times vary.

Greater Houston Area Events

March 2015

March 30 - April 5, 2015
Shell Houston Open The Golf Club of Houston hosts this game of the FedEx Cup. Tee times vary per day.

East Texas & Piney Woods Events

August 2014

August 7, 2014
Just Between Friends of East Texas/ Tyler Children and Maternity Consignment Sale Shop or sell gently used children's toys, clothes, or other maternity items at the East Texas State Fairgrounds. Doors open at 5 p.m.

Austin & Hill Country Events

April 2014

April 2-5, 2014
October 1-4, 2014

The Round Top Antiques Show Round Top hosts this unique antique show. Antiques are displayed for viewing and buying throughout the city in various venues. Each location has different operating hours.

Amarillo, Lubbock & the Panhandle Events

June 2014

Thursdays
June 26 - August 28, 2014

Music in the Gardens Pack a picnic dinner and layout the blanket at the Amarillo Botanical Gardens to settle in for an evening concert. The music begins at 7 p.m.

August 2014

August 7-9, 2014
XIT Rodeo And Reunion This event has it all. The Rita Blanca Coliseum and Rodeo Grounds in Dalhart will fill with events such as the World’s Largest Free Barbecue, a 5K run, a wild cow-milking contest, and an arts and crafts show. The fun begins on Thursday at 9 a.m.
August 9, 2014
Roy Hurd Fly-In Breakfast

Visit the Roy Hurd Municipal Airport in Monahans for breakfast, a car show, and to see some beautiful model aircraft. The breakfast begins at 7:30 a.m.

September 2014

September 19-20, 2014
Wine & Vines Wineries from all over Texas gather at McPherson Cellars in Lubbock bringing wine for you to taste and sample. McPherson Cellars opens at 11 a.m.
September 13, 2014
Desert Reflections Car Show Wander among beautiful cars at Hill Park in Monahans as you enjoy live music and good food. Registration for cars begins at 8 a.m.

September 2014

September 12-20, 2014
Tri-State Fair and Rodeo Midway games and rides fill the Amarillo Tri-State Exposition Grounds once again for this fun annual event. Times vary per day.

October 2014

October 4, 2014
2014 Abilene Heart Walk Join in on this non-competitive 5K walk around Nelson Park. The walk begins at 9 a.m.
October 24-25, 2014
Haunted Abilene Get into the Halloween mood by paying a visit to the Swenson House and touring some of most haunted locations in Abilene. This year’s theme is based on the Grimm’s Fairy Tales. The scares begin at 7 p.m.

December 2014

December 5-26, 2014
24th Annual Christmas Lane

View the outdoor displays around town and have the kids take a photo with Santa at the Abilene State Supported Living Center. The lights come on at 6 p.m.

Big Bend Country Events

August 2014

August 7-17, 2014
2014 Plaza Classic Film Festival

Film buffs gather at the Plaza Theatre in El Paso for feature films, screenings, talks, events and more. Festival start times vary by day.

August 30-September 1, 2014
2014 Big Bend Balloon Bash

Join in the annual Alpine festivities as larger-than-life hot air balloons are launched into the sky with a Fire Concert at Buck Stadium on the second day. Launch times vary.

September 2014

September 20-21, 2014
2014 Fall Art in the Park

Local art and craft vendors display their work at the Memorial Park Reserve for the two day event in El Paso. The festivities begin at 10 a.m.

November 2014

November 8, 2014
2014 Wing Wars

Foodies gather for the Amarillo chicken wing cook-off with live music and plenty of beverages. The grills light at 4 p.m.

November 21-22, 2014
2014 Artwalk

Downtown Alpine transforms into a vessel for local artists, concerts, and culture during the two day festival. The festivities begin at 10 a.m.
 

Must See in Texas

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    Annual Texas Rodeos

    Check out famed and historic rodeos and livestock shows in Texas cities like Dallas, Ft. Worth, Austin, and San Antonio.

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    Texas Spirits

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    Texas With Kids

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  • Visiting Dallas

    Visiting Dallas

    Your travel guide to exploring Dallas. From zoos and sports, to historic landmarks and sites, Dallas the Fort Worth Area make a great destination.

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  • Texas Military

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    Whether visiting friends and family at Dyess Air Force Base in Abilene, or finding yourself at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, there's never a dull moment in Texas.

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  • Visit Houston!

    Visit Houston!

    Discover the many gems of Space City, from museums and universities to sports teams, festivals, and parks throughout Houston.

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  • Texas Birding

    Texas Birding

    Bird watching enthusiasts, explore the Great Texas Coastal Birding Trail of the Gulf Coast for bird sanctuaries and parks.
     

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  • Visiting Austin

    Visiting Austin

    Explore the Capital City of Austin for incredible festivals, downtown nightlife, outdoor activities, and historic sites.

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  • Texas College Football

    Texas College Football

    A guide to Texas college football. From the big boys in Big 12, to the up and coming Southland Conference.

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  • Pro Texas Teams

    Pro Texas Teams

    Check out the famed teams of major Texas cities like Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio. Plus stadium information and nearby Best Western hotels in Texas.

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  • Texas Airport Hotels

    Texas Airport Hotels

    Hotels near primary Texas airports like George Bush Intercontinental, San Antonio International, and Dallas Love Field.

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