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Local or visitor? Check out just a few of the popular events going on for the next few months in Texas. Find Best Western hotels convenient to most events.

 

Texas Gulf Coast Events

September 2016

September 2-4, 2016
7th Annual Brewmasters Craft Beer Festival

Late summer in Galveston means one thing: beer. Head for the Moody Gardens Amusement Park from September 2nd to 4th for the 7th Annual Brewmasters Craft Beer Festival. You’ll find a wide range of locally crafted beer, along with loads of fun and games.

September 30 - October 2, 2016
Realm’s Con

Plan for weekend of fun, games, cosplay contests, and more during your next visit to Corpus Christi. From September 30th to October 2nd, Realm’s Con comes to the American Bank Center, and yields fun-filled days. Now celebrating its 11th year, Realm’s Con is the premier multi-media events in the region. See panel discussions from horror authors, and try your hand at workshops. Festivities begin at 10 a.m. each day.

September 14, 2016
Victoria Symphony League Luncheon & Fashion Show

Late this summer, head for the Spring Creek Place Event Center in Victoria and join the Victoria Symphony League for their annual Luncheon and Fashion Show. On September 14th, starting at 10:30 a.m., you’ll enjoy a bake sale, silent auction, and plenty more activities. Tickets for the event are $50.

October 2016

October 8, 2016
Elton John – Live!

Few musicians alive today are as legendary and iconic as Sir Elton John. Plan your next visit to Corpus Christi for October 8th and head to the American Bank Center at 8 p.m. for a live performance from this piano pioneer. Tickets range from $39.50 to $149.50.

October 2016

October 15-16, 2016
Galveston Island Greek Festival

Now celebrating its 33rd year, the Galveston Island Greek Festival will be held over the weekend of October 15th and 16th. Head to the Assumption of the Virgin Mary Greek Orthodox Church in Galveston for a celebration of culinary delights, music, games, and more. Three dollars per person to enter.

October 8, 2016
Manning All Stars 2nd Annual 5K/10K Color Run

This fall, make the most of your visit to Victoria and the TX Gulf Coast with a fun 5K or 10K Color Run. On October 8th, head to Riverside Park Special Events Area, near the Texas Zoo, and compete in this thrilling event. It’s the second year of the color run, and it kicks off at 8:30 a.m. – be there by 7:30 a.m. to register.

November 2016

November 18-20, 2016
Ranch Hand Festival

This fall, Kingsville invites you to experience one of its most unique and celebrated events: the Ranch Hand Festival. Over the weekend of November 18th, head for downtown Kingsville for three days of authentic cowboy decorations, a little holiday spirit, and some pre-Thanksgiving food and dance.

November 18, 2016
Corpus Christi IceRays vs. Lone Star Brahmas

Not always the first thing you think of when planning your stay along the Texas Gulf Coast, but a Corpus Christi IceRays hockey game will thrill all members of the family. Make your way to the American Bank Center on November 18th to see the IceRays take on the Lone Star Brahmas in this NAHL match up. The puck drops at 7:05 p.m.

San Antonio & Southern Plains Events

August 2016

August 13, 2016
2016 Art Squared Art Market

On the second Saturday, Downtown Square in San Marcos hosts juried art vendors showing off vibrant paintings, sculptures, woodworking, and other arts and crafts and handmade goods. It all begins at 9 a.m.

September 2016

September 10, 2016
2016 Art Squared Art Market

Each second Saturday, Downtown Square in San Marcos hosts juried art vendors showing off vibrant paintings, sculptures, woodworking, and other arts and crafts and handmade goods. It all begins at 9 a.m.

September 29, 2016
Cold War Kids & The Strumbellas

One of the most anticipated live rock shows this summer in San Antonio is just around the corner. On September 29th, head for The Aztec Theatre to see Cold War Kids live on stage. Special guests include The Strumbellas. It all starts at 9 p.m.

October 2016

October 9, 2016
2016 Art Squared Art Market

Each second Saturday, Downtown Square in San Marcos hosts juried art vendors showing off vibrant paintings, sculptures, woodworking, and other arts and crafts and handmade goods. It all begins at 9 a.m.

October 13, 2016
Keith Urban – Live!

Few voices in the world of country music are as distinct as Keith Urban’s, and you’ll want to see him live this fall in San Antonio. Head for the Alamodome on October 13th for an evening of Urban’s most memorable hits, and maybe a few new singles. Tickets available now – $29.75 to $69.75.

October 15, 2016
11th Annual San Antonio Beer Festival

Maverick Park is the host site of this year’s San Antonio Beer Festival. Now celebrating its 11th year, the SABF is an exceptional one-day event featuring more than 85 breweries offering up unique tastes. The San Antonio Beer Festival goes from 1:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

October 1, 2016
Taco Trample 5K Run & Walk

There will be tacos… at the annual Taco Trample 5K Run & Walk. A popular and tasty event held each fall in Floresville, the Taco Trample 5K Run & Walk will be held this year on October 1st at The Villages at River Bend. All the taco triumphs start at 8 a.m.

October 2016

October 12, 2016
8th Annual "Fore" the Blind Charity Scramble

Pack your clubs when you next visit San Antonio. Head for the Republic Golf Course on October 12th starting at noon for the 8th Annual “Fore” the Blind Charity Scramble. Enter soon and be part of one of the area’s premier charity golf events. You’ll be paired with a vision impaired-golfer. Proceeds benefit the San Antonio Lighthouse for the Blind & Vision Impaired.

November 2016

November 13, 2016
2016 Art Squared Art Market

Each second Saturday, Downtown Square in San Marcos hosts juried art vendors showing off vibrant paintings, sculptures, woodworking, and other arts and crafts and handmade goods. It all begins at 9 a.m.

November 12, 2016
Texas State Bobcats vs. Idaho Vandals

Autumn in Texas means many things, but to many, it’s time for exciting college football games. The San Marcos area is proud to support their Texas State University Bobcats. On November 12th, head to Bobcat Stadium and catch the TSU Bobcats take on the Idaho Vandals in a thrilling match up.

December 2016

December 10, 2016
2016 Art Squared Art Market

Each second Saturday, Downtown Square in San Marcos hosts juried art vendors showing off vibrant paintings, sculptures, woodworking, and other arts and crafts and handmade goods. It all begins at 9 a.m.

December 9, 2016
Billy Joel – Live!

See the Piano Man live in concert this winter in San Antonio. Head for the AT&T Center on December 9th at 8 p.m. for your chance to catch Billy Joel perform his biggest and best hits. Tickets available now, ranging from $52.50 to $127.50.

December 27, 2016
Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker

Treat the family to a holiday celebrate this season in San Antonio. Visit the Majestic Theatre San Antonio on the evening of December 27th for a live production of the Nutcracker. Presented by the Moscow Ballet, the Nutcracker is a holiday classic – tickets available now – $32.50 to $102.50.

January 2017

November 19, 2016 – January 1, 2017
Holiday In The Park

This holiday season, treat the family to a truly memorable experience. Head for Six Flags Fiesta Texas from November 19th through New Year’s Day for their annual Holiday in the Park event. The kids will love the Holiday Express Train Ride through the park, The Majesty of Christmas is a live nativity show.

East Texas & Piney Woods Events

August 2016

August 4 – 7, 2016
Sauced in Tha Mudd

Be sure to take part in or, at the very least, watch in awe as the top atv riders and off-roaders from across the country meet up to compete. Head for the River Run ATV Park in Jacksonville any day from August 4th through 7th for this thrilling event.

Austin & Hill Country Events

September 2016

September 30 - October 2 & 7-9, 2016
2016 Austin City Limits Music Festival

Over 100 local and nation bands across all genres set up shop in Austin for this music festival spanning two weekends. The festivities take place in Zilker Park, lineups are TBA.

Amarillo, Lubbock & the Panhandle Events

August 2016

August 6, 2016
2016 Discover! 4.0

A family-friendly festival featuring indoor and outdoor activities for kids, local food trucks, vendors, scientific demonstrations, and a laser show! Check it out at the Don Harrington Discovery Center in Amarillo at 4 p.m.

September 2016

September 8-17, 2016
2016 Annual West Texas Fair & Rodeo

All the old fashioned county fair amenities, including carnival rides, livestock and horse shows, a PCRA rodeo, exhibits, and tons of great food. It all goes down at the Taylor County Expo Center in Abilene.

Border Towns of Texas Events

August 2016

August 2, 2016
The Piano Guys

Don't miss your chance to see The Piano Guys live in concert. On August 8th, check out this eclectic trio when they perform at the Abraham Chavez Theatre. Tickets on sale now, and they start as low as $49.50.

September 2016

September 30, 2016
Maná – Live

Since 1981, the Mexican group Maná has been entertaining fans with their unique blend of ska, reggae, pop, and rock. On April 30th, head for the Laredo Energy Arena for a live performance from Maná. Show starts at 8 p.m.

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