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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

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

November 2014

November 24, 2014
2014 Elf: The Broadway Musical

Based on the 2003 holiday film, this delightful recreation will be performed at the Longview /LeTourneau University's SE Belcher Jr Chapel and Performance Center. The show begins at 7 p.m.

December 2014

December 6-7, 2014
2014 Christmas Homes Tour

Visit downtown Henderson and view some of the historic homes in the area, each colorfully decorated in preporation for the holidays. The each day has a different start time.

December 2014

December 6, 2014
2014 Christmas Parade

Downtown Nacogdoches is home to eastern Texas' largest holiday parade, featuring a variety decorative floats and an amazing fireworks display at then end of the evening. The parade start time is TBA.

December 13, 2014
2014 Reindeer Run & Kids' Fun Run

Join the Lufkin community as they run for a good cause at the Ellen Trout Zoo. Prizes will be given away to the winners and kids can participate in their run as well. The race beings at 8 a.m.

Austin & Hill Country Events

December 2014

December 14, 2014
HITS Running Festival Pick your running distance and join in on this fun event hosted by HITS Endurance at the Circuit of The Americas in Austin. Start times based on distance to run.

March 2015

March 17-22, 2015
SXSWeek

The Austin Convention Center and various venues around Austin fill with music and media enthusiasts during this fun and energetic event. Times vary.

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.

Amarillo, Lubbock & the Panhandle Events

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.

Border Towns of Texas Events

December 2014

December 5-7, 2014
4th Annual ChristKindle Market

Visit the town of San Elizario, just outside of El Paso, when the San Elizario Historic District transforms into a vibrant holiday market, offering a variety of handcrafted gifts, crafts, food, drinks, entertainment, and more. The fun begins at 3 p.m.

December 6-7, 2014
2014 Holiday Mercado

Visit the McAllen Convention Center for a two-day holiday celebration, featuring unique holiday shopping, handcrafted items, a variety of vendors, and so much more, helping to usher in the holidays. The fun begins at 10 a.m.

January 2015

January 23-24, 2015
2015 UFO & Sci-Fi Festival

Join other self-proclaimed "belivers" and partake in the array of celebrity appearences, mind-blowing presentations, activities, and more out-of-this-world fun at the Del Rio Civic Center. The festivital start time is TBA.

January 14-15, 2015
2014 Chicago the Musical

Don't miss the award-winning Broadway Musical, Chicago, as it makes a two-day stop in El Paso at the Plaza Theatre. Showtime is TBA.

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