Upcoming Texas Music Festivals & Events

Here are some select upcoming fun Texas events - carnivals, festivals, music concerts, rodeos, chili cookoffs, and more - to get on your calendar. These Texas festivals and events are typically multi-day events with lots of fun things to keep you and the kids entertained. Keep coming back because on a weekly and monthly basis we add new Texas carnivals, rodeos, music festivals, and more to the calendar.

Have fun! If you know of an event that you think we should add to the Texas Events Calendar or if you are planning an event you would like to have included on the upcoming events calendar, send us an email.

You should also check out:

  • Music and Event Reviews - our write-up of some of the fun events that we have attended - these articles will help you decide if you want to attend one of these fun festivals and music events


Larry Joe Taylor's Music Festival

Thomas Michael Riley's Music Festival


Read Texas Outside's Reviews & Articles About These Festivals



April Events & Festivals

Hot Diggity Dog
If you want to do something fun and include your dog....well, this is it. Besides a 5K and fun run, there will be a lot of other activities everyone will enjoy. Check it out.
Art Outside Village at Euphoria
Check out the fun fulled line up of acts that the past patrons have fallen in love with over the years at Art Outside. Read our review of Art Outside.
30th Annual Art Car Parade
With a crowd of around 250,000 attendees, with about 250 art cars driving in from across the country this event starts with a "Bohemian Rhapsody" and then everyone in costumes attends the Art Car Ball followed by the parade on Saturday and awards on Sunday.
Waltstock & Barrel Music Festival
Two day music, wine and craft beer festival with headliner Walt Wilkins and over 14 great bands/musicians, on-site camping, and several wineries plus craft beer producers
Strawberry Festival
Each year the local growers compete for top honors with their berries.  Held on Saturday afternoon, the hard task of picking the best begins on this 70th annual festival.
Bluebonnet Trails Festival
Enjoy 3 days of free admission to Arts and Crafts, Bluebonnet Souvenirs, Children's Activities, Exciting Live Music, and scenic country rides taking in all the beautiful wildflowers.
Scarborough Renaissance Festival
8-9 15-16 22-23 29-30
There is interactive fun for everyone as you step back in time to the 16th Century to our 35-acre (re-created) English village celebrating the visit of King Henry VIII and his royal court with a Festival of Entertainment, Artisans, Food and Frivolity in honor of his daughter, Princess Mary.
New Braunfels Folkfest
New Braunfels
This family friendly weekend Folkest is full of entertainment, reenactments, and fantastic historical education all while enjoying food, craft beer, wine, and shopping from local vendors, as well as a great many kid-friendly, hands-on activities.
2017 Thin Line Fest
Experience the 10th anniversary of this documentary film festival, a music festival, and a photography festival rolled into one big festival spread over five days. All of this fun for free!!!
Old Settlers Music Festival
Definitely one of Texas Outside's favorite festivals. If you love music all day and night, camping, bbq, arts & crafts, and kids activities then you will love this event as much as we do. Read our review of 2016 Old Settlers Music Festival.
Main Street Arts Festival
Fort Worth
Four days of free live music, 213 artists have made the cut for the gallery, and there will be a wide variety of food throughout Main Street.
San Antonio
It's like Mardi Gras if you substitute the beads and king cake with baile folklorico and mariachi music. This began in 1891 as a one-parade event to honor the heroes of the Alamo and the Battle of San Jacinto has evolved into the city's premier event.
Crawfish Open
Enjoy food, live music, fun activities like a crawfish team roping, and golf tournament at this charity event.
1836 Chuckwagon Races

The week offers various frontier-style activities, and motor vehicles are strictly prohibited-traveling around the campsite is limited to horses and wagons. Activities include trail rides, Dutch oven cooking classes, cowboy poetry, barn dances, live music, and cowboy church.

San Augustine Heritage Festival
San Augustine
Join the fun at Bogards on the Square for the 10th anniversay of the super sale with bargains galore,
Arts Fest
There will be about 115 booths nestled among the pecan trees and cabins. Food truck will beckon you to relax and have a picnic overlooking the river along with a beer and wine booth which will help you enjoy your picnic even more. Live music plays continuously and there will be chairs set up for you to rest and listen as you take breaks between art shopping.

Larry Joe Taylor's Texas Music Festival


Another favorite!!! What fun this event is with outstanding music, great camping, byob, so many food vendors you will never be hungry, and a fun loving, boot scooting, party crowd. Read our review of LJT's Festival.
Texas Rockin Seafood Festival
La Marque
This event brings a wealth of fresh seafood, from shrimp to oysters and crab, redfish and snapper, trout and flounder and much more with every imaginable style and ethnic flavor along with everyone's favorite traditional foods. Besides food their will be great live music.
A Masquerade to Unmask Domestic Violence
Please join The Hotline as we honor survivors of domestic violence. The fundraising event will feature dinner by Salty Sow, complimentary cocktails, a live auction with unforgettable items, including Super Bowl 2018 tickets, and live music by Skyrocket to round out the fun-filled evening!
Red Poppy Festival
If you enjoy parades, arts & crafts, kids area, music on multiple stages in the beautiful downtown Georgetown square for free.
Denton Arts & Jazz Festival
This free Festival is a celebration of the arts in a community known for embracing and nurturing music, dance, choral, drama and the visual arts.
Wiener Dog Races
The brilliant, somewhat slow-paced event occurs at a makeshift racetrack in Buda City Park, and also offers a best-dressed dog contest, a bake-off, barbecue and chili cook-offs, and live music and entertainment. And while the weekend of races culminates in a trophy presentation, every wiener's a winner.


May Events & Festivals

Conroe Americana Music Festival
This festival is a mix of bluegrass, rockabilly, folk, Texas country, roots rock, bluies, and Americana music. There will be 50 bands over 4-6 venues.
Sam Houston Folk Festival
This is the 30th year that 15 acres are transformed into a frontier settlement where visitors can stroll the grounds and experience what it might have been like for Sam when he retired here with his wife Margaret and lived his final years.
Toyota Bassmaster Texas Fest
Sam Rayburn
"Texas Fest will host a special Fan Appreciation Day offering anglers and their families opportunities to meet, greet and learn from the world's best professional anglers." The event will emphasize best practices in fishing conservation, including a catch, weigh and immediate release format.
Tejano Congunto Festival
San Antonio
The oldest and largest of its kind celebrating Tex-Mex dance music. This festival brings together as many as 10,000 revelers from all over Texas and across the world for five days of music and dancing at the historic Guadalupe Theater.
Crude Fest
Crude Fest is one of the biggest Texas Country and Red Dirt music and camping festivals in all of Texas, featuring more than 20 artists and 1,000 campsites.
Galveston Beach Revue

The pageant which began in the early 20th century fizzled during the Great Depression, but after Hurricane Ike in 2008, the city resurrected the vintage fun with a considerably less bawdy event, inviting travelers to watch as 40 competitors line up along the Seawall and don their best 1920s beach fashion. The fun returns this year with bands, classic cars, a vintage baseball game, and plenty of family-friendly fun.

Good Vibrations Music Festival
San Antonio
This family friendly fun cultural experience featuring Ben Rector, Matt Wertz, Penny & Sparrow, Ryan Proudfoot, Brad Blackburn and Emma Faye Rudkin providing good music, good grub and good vibes to all who attend.
Band Bash
Glen Rose
Enjoy music from Gary Anderson, Brady Hulsey, Wandering Daisy and Mike Daniels Band! Admission is FREE to the public. So, come on out, bring your lawn chairs & blankets, shop the vendors, and spend some quality time with your loved ones!
Red, White & Blues on the Falls

Red, White & Blues on the Falls was created in 2016, as a way to create positive vibes in Wimberley, Tx on the anniversary of the 2015 Wimberley floods. We want to give all the locals as well as the out-of-towners a spot to enjoy their Memorial Weekend! $1 of every ticket sales will be donated to "Keep Wimberley Beautiful"


June Events & Festivals

Thomas Michael Riley's Music Festival

You can't possibly have more fun at a music festival than Thomas Michael Riley's Festival with a great line up of Texas country singers, fun atmosphere, chicken s#*t bingo, cow pasture pool, and more! Read our review of 2016 TMR's Festival.

8th Annual Marble Falls Adult Soapbox Classic
Marble Falls

Free Admission to this fun for everyone event with Parade - Vendors - Live Music - Great Food -Show -n-Shine - Derby Hat Contest - Racing under the Lights Friday Night - Street Dance Saturday Night - Finals on Sunday.

Ft Griffin Fandangle



For 79 years "the Oldest Outdoor Musical in Texas" has brought covered wagons, buggies, and the railroad, threatening wildfires, giant rattlesnakes, a rowdy frontier town, and the discovery of oil appear before your eyes. Over 250 Albany performers present the authentic look and feel of the Old West told, with fun and humor.
Bremond Polish Festival Days

Come to Bremond!  The "Polish Capital of Texas" and celebrate Polish Heritage at the 30th Annual Bremond Polish Festival Days / Polski Dzien. Bring your Whole Family & All Your Friends for lots of Polish Culture, Music, Dancing, Food & Drinks all on Main Street in Downtown Bremond.


July Events & Festivals

Ozona's 4th of July Celebration

Come out to enjoy a small town 4th of July! Kick the celebration off with a G.I. Joe Stars & Stripes Fun Run on Saturday, July 1st at 8:00 a.m. Events continue Tuesday, July 4th at 2:00 p.m. in Ozona's Historic Town Square with food booths, games, entertainment, etc. The Patriotic Parade starts at 8:00 p.m. in front of the Crockett County Courthouse and ends at the baseball fields north of town. The annual Fireworks display begins after parade at sunset.



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