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Whether you're a Texas local, a frequent visitor or a first-time tourist; here are just a few of the events going on across Texas. Enjoy your stay!


San Antonio & Southern Plains Events

April 2015

April 16-26, 2015
2015 Fiesta San Antonio

This is a city-wide celebration, featuring over a week's worth of parades, food, and so much more family-fun. The celebration features 11 days of events hosted at various venues throughout San Antonio, so be sure to check the schedule.

April 2015

April 16 - 26, 2015
Fiesta! San Antonio

One of the biggest festivals in the United States takes over downtown San Antonio for eleven days.

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.

East Texas & Piney Woods Events

May 2015

May 2, 2015
2015 Red Dirt BBQ Festival

Experience some of the best music, food, and beverages Tyler has to offer during this annual festival hosted in the downtown square. The fun begins at 12 p.m.

June 2015

June 13, 2015
2015 Texas Blueberry Festival

The east Texas community of Nocodoches – also known as the largest producer of Blueberries in Texas – celebrates the summer with a day of kid's rides, arts and crafts, live music, a classic car show, and more, all hosted downtown. The event begins at 8 a.m.

June 13, 2015
2015 Tomato Fest

Celebrate the versatile fruit with activities like a salsa eating contest, peeling contests, vendors, entertainment, live music, and more at the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce.

June 2015

June 5 & 6, 2015
2015 T-Bone Walker Blues Fest

Catch regional and national blues acts across two stages at the Maude Cobb Activity Center in Longview, also featuring a classic car show, food vendors, and more. The event is set for 5:30 p.m.

June 6, 2015
2015 Weekend Warrior Race 5K Obstacle Run

The city of Tyler hosts this annual athletic event, inviting visitors to join in the fun. The race begins at 8:30 a.m.

July 2015

July 26, 2015
2015 Great Texas Balloon Race

Competitive pilots take to the skies while grounded spectators enjoy a week's worth of concerts and special events. The race is held at various launch/landing sites throughout Longview and Kilgore.

Austin & Hill Country Events

May 2015

May 16, 2015
2015 Rush

One of the most unique bands of the 1980s comes to the Austin360 Amphitheater for a night of progressive rock. The show begins at 8 p.m.

August 2015

August 7 – 9, 2015
LakeFest 2015

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.

October 2015

October 23-25, 2015
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.

October 2015

October 2-4 & 9-11, 2015
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.

October 29 – November 5, 2015
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.

March 2016

March 11 – 13, 2016
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.

Amarillo, Lubbock & the Panhandle Events

May 2015

May 7, 2015
2015 Cinco de Mayo Fajita Festival

Become immersed in Texas' hispanic heritage at the Amarillo Hispanic Chamber of Commerce with a day full of south-of-the-border food, music, culture, and more. Event start time is TBA.

Big Bend Country Events

May 2015

May 7, 2015
2015 Cinco de Mayo Fajita Festival

Become immersed in Texas' hispanic heritage at the Amarillo Hispanic Chamber of Commerce with a day full of south-of-the-border food, music, culture, and more. Event start time is TBA.

May 7-9, 2015
2015 Western Heritage Classic

Celebrate the Abilene's cowboy roots with a weekend's worth of activities, like a parade, western art shows, cook-offs, music, and more at the Taylor County Expo Center.

May 22-24, 2015
2015 Neon Desert Music Festival

Some of best and brightest acts in electronic/hip hop come to town for a three-day music festival downtown El Paso. The show times vary by day.

June 2015

June 11, 2015
2015 ArtWalk

Enjoy the culture of downtown Abilene by exploring unique presentations from restaurants, shops, museums, and more. The event begins at 5 p.m.

June 27, 2015
2015 George Lopez

Enjoy side-splitting laughter from the one-and-only George Lopez at the Amarillo Civic Center. The show begins at 8 p.m.

July 2015

July 18, 2015
2015 Craftapalooza & Fabulous Vintage Market

Peruse unique, handcrafted items, boutiques, jewelry, home decor, and so much more at the Abilene Civic Center. The market opens at 10 a.m.

Border Towns of Texas Events

January 2015

Every Third Saturday
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.

April 2015

Every First Friday
2015 CaminArte

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.

May 2015

May 23-25, 2015
2015 Balloonfest

Launch Star Wars-themed hot air balloons while enjoying three days of excellent live music featuring the Gin Blossoms, all at the Wet N' Wild Waterworld in El Paso. Event times vary by day.

May 2015

Weekends in El Paso
2015 Shop Downtown

Experience the unique culture of downtown El Paso with a variety shopping, authentic food, and more, every weekend all summer long.

June 2015

June 6 & 7, 2015
2015 Billy the Kid Festival

Enjoy the western-themed shows, events, interactive exhibits, and more found throughout the San Elizario Historic Art District in El Paso. Event start times vary by day.

June 26 & 27, 2015
2015 Downtown Street Festival

Visitors and residents are invited to enjoy two days of excellent live music at the Conventer Center Plaza in El Paso. Headlining acts include Rob Zombie and Weezer.

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