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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.


Texas Gulf Coast Events

September 2015

September 25 - October 31, 2015
2015 Fearshire Farms Haunted Attractions

Held every weekend from late September until the end of October, Fearshire Farms in Angleton looks to put the "fear" in "Fearshire" with Halloween themed attractions. Event times vary by day.

October 2015

October 17, 2015
Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K Walk

Fight breast cancer with this 5K walk in Corpus Christi.

October 9 - 11, 2015
Rockport - Fulton Seafair

Rockport near Ingleside welcomes the fall season with a festival of parades, arts and crafts, entertainment, and gumbo cook-offs.

October 2015

October 16-18, 2015
55th Annual Texas Jazz Festival

Over 50 jazz artists and musicians will set up shop at Heritage Park in Corpus Christi for a three-day jazz festival, held each year. Set times and lineups are TBA.

October 31, 2015
2015 Dia de los Muertos Festival

A unique street festival in Corpus Christi celebrating the "Day of the Dead." Enjoy live music, Dia de los Muertos-themed crafts, artwork, and jewelry, a kids' area, and more. The festival start time is TBA.

San Antonio & Southern Plains Events

October 2015

October 31, 2015
2015 River Walk Halloween Fest

A fun-filled Halloween party set on the River Walk, featuring live music, a costume river parade, a costume contest, and tons of food and beverages. The spooky fun begins at 6 p.m.

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.

Greater Houston Area Events

November 2015

November 7 - 8, 2015
The Woodlands Children's Festival

The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion in The Woodlands offers children's entertainment, activities, and more.

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.

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 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 2015

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

October 2015

October 24, 2015
2015 Boo at the Zoo

Abilene Zoo hosts a special evening of trick or treating alongside the usual animal exhibits. Event start time is TBA.

October 17, 2015
22nd Annual Grape Day

Visit the Llano Estacado Winery in Lubbock for an evening of delicious wine tastings and live music. The event begins at 10 a.m.

November 2015

November 13-15, 2015
2015 ABWA Christmas in November

Enjoy arts, crafts, prizes, and homemade gifts at the Abilene Civic Center. This unique marketplace begins at noon.

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 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

October 2015

October 24, 2015
2015 Anthony Flying Horse Marathon

Join Anthony residents as they compete in the annual Anthony Flying Horse Marathon – featuring a half marathon, 5K, 10K, and the Workplace Run. Runners of all skill level are invited to compete in the fun-filled event, beginning and ending in Anthony.

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.

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