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Local happenings all across Texas

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

December 2015

December 20, 2015
2015 Santa Hustle Half Marathon & 5K

Put on your red suit and beard and take a run along the Texas Gulf Coast with Galveston residents. Runners can also enjoy holiday music, cookies, and candy stations along the way. The half marathon and 5K take place throughout downtown.

December 2015

December 5 & 6, 2015
2015 Harbor Lights Festival

Get into the holiday spirit in Corpus Christi with the Harbor Lights Festival, featuring an dazzling boat parade, a children's parade, live entertainment, and a Christmas tree lighting ceremony. The festival is held at Bayfront Marina in Corpus Christi.

Dallas / Fort Worth Metroplex Events

March 2014

March 30, 2014 - March 30, 2016
Taste of the Bishop Arts District

Tour the eclectic and amazing Bishop Arts District in Dallas on foot.

East Texas & Piney Woods Events

December 2015

December 3, 2015
30th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

The charming community of Tyler celebratest the holidays with their annual Tree Lighint Ceremony, set to feature live music, kids' activities, and much more. Admission is free.

December 31, 2015
2015 New Year's Eve in the Dining District

Sulphur Springs' Dining District offers residents and visitors an evening of special menus and festive dining – all to help ring in the New Year. Make some reservations for Sulphur Springs this New Year's Eve.

December 31 - January 4, 2016
2015 River Run New Year's Ride

River Run Park in Jacksonville invites all ATV enthusiasts to join in the mud-sligging fun this New Year's. This is a four-day, all-day event, will see hundreds of ATV drivers sliggin' through the park's wet and wild course. 

January 2016

January 9, 2016
2016 Old Fashioned Sugar Cane Event

 Annually hosted in Nocogdoches, this "sweet" event features sugarcane being harvested, pressed, and made into ribbon cane syrup for event goers to enjoy. The event is held at the Durst-Taylor Historic House and Gardens, beginning at 8 a.m. Pancakes will be served!

February 2016

February 26, 2016
2016 Texas Independent Film Festival

Film buffs visiting Bryan or College Station are invited to enjoy the collection of Texas-bred independent films set to premiere at Texas A&M this season. Screening times are TBA.

Austin & Hill Country Events

June 2015

June 13, 2015 - January 10, 2016
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.

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

December 2015

December 4, 2015
2015 Center City Electric Light Parade

A dazzling parade traversing downtown, or "Center City" Amarillo, finishing at the Amarillo Civic Center for the tree-lighting ceremony. The parade begins at 6 p.m.

December 5, 2015
2015 PPHM's Annual Christmas Open House

View the holiday decor, the choir groups, and enjoy holiday treats at the Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum in Amarillo. The event begins at 6 p.m. Friday and 1 p.m. Saturday.

December 2015

December 5 & 6, 2015
2015 A Christmas Affair

Get some holiday shopping done in Witchita Falls at the Ray Clymer Exhibition Center. The event will see over 20 small and family-owned businesses set up shop and offer some delightful gifts. The event begins at 10 a.m.

Big Bend Country Events

December 2015

Last Sunday of Each Month
2015 Last Sunday Hike

Explore the areas around Ranger Peak and Franklin Mountains State Park by embarking on a Last Sunday Hike. The hikes generally last about one and a half to two hours and are one mile in length. Hikes being at the Wyler Aerial Tramway at 8 a.m.

Border Towns of Texas Events

December 2015

December 26, 2015
82nd Annual Hyundai Sun Bowl

Football fans, don't miss your chance to see two of college football's best teams face-off in this 82nd bout between the PAC-12 and ACC. The game is hosted at Sun Bowl Stadium in El Paso. Kickoff time is TBA.

December 5, 2015
2015 Laredo Northside Market

Get some holiday shopping done early this season at Laredo Northside Market, where an abundance of handmade goods, artisan gifts, and natural foods will be available for purchase. Market start time is TBA.

December 13, 2015
2015 McAllen Marathon 5K

Head over to the McAllen Sports Park and be a part of this two-day event, featuring a marathon, half marathon, and five-person relay adventure. Explore the neighborhoods and historic streets of McAllen this season – the race begins at 7 a.m.

January 2016

January 18, 2016
12 Annual Winter Texan Appreciation Fiesta

A unique get together of local merchants and businesses promoting their products and services, alongside food samples, live music, and other freebies. The event is held at the Harlingen Municipal Auditorium.

February 2016

February 5, 2016
2016 Valentine's Super Love Jam

If you and that special someone are planning to visit El Paso this Valentine's Day, be sure and check out the long list of talented soul artists and bands taking the stage. The concert will be held at the Don Haskins Center, starting at 7:30 p.m.

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