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. If you're a vendor, then have a large quantity of personalized pens or other promotional products ready as there are enough events to keep you busy year-round

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.

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  • 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

 

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January Events & Festivals

Polar Bear Dip
South Padre Island
1
A host of runners take off at the start of the Annual Polar Bears club Polar Bear Dip at South Padre Island on New Year's Day at noon. Msic and fun for everyone.
Magical Winter Lights
La Marque
1-8
This is a 52-day holiday festival that features lantern exhibits, a carnival, and live entertainment. Last year was the debut year in producing the event and drew in over 200,000 people.
South Texas RV Supersale
San Antonio
5-8
At the Supersale, hundreds of units are on display.  The popular toy hauler units will be alongside the traditional fifth wheels, travel trailers, tent trailers, motor homes, motor coaches and camper vans.  Each day of the show offers a variety of seminars on RV ownership and vendors with the latest accessories to enhance RV travels and life.
Gospel Music Festival
Rockport
5-8
Sing in 2017 with this 22nd annual festival which they are excited to have back this year The Nelons who have numerable awards and accolades including three GRAMMY Nominations, Six Gospel Music Association DOVE Awards and many songs that have soared to the top of national radio charts.
Pecos County Livestock Show
Fort Stockton
13-14
The livestock show has been happening for over 70 years now. Future Farmers of America (FFA) and the 4-H club get together and show off animals that they raised. The show animals can be steers, heifers, rabbits, goats, sheep and hogs.
Arctic Cat Blowout Sale
Dallas
21
You could save thousands on your next luxury off-road vehicle by bidding on any of dozens on like new ATVs and Side by Sides with low mileage and clear titles at this Arctic Cat BLOWOUT Sale Event!
Hill Country Gem and Mineral Show
Fredricksburg
21-22
There will be demonstrations, experts to identify your gems, food service, and raffle drawings for many door prizes.
Winter Outdoor Wildlife Expo
South Padre
24-28
More than 40 nature presentations will be offered throughout the expo. Nature-related vendors and local nature organizations will exhibit.
Super Bowl LIVE Festival
Houston
27-Feb 5
This event is full of free concerts performed by big names in music, NFL fan games, Houston's food scene, and much more.

 

February Events & Festivals

Celebrated With the Presidents
Denison
2
Come celebrate Presidents' Day, George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, and of course Dwight Eisenhower! Hear stories about Presidents and Presidential candidates. Challenge yourself with Presidential trivia.

DFW Winter Boat Expo

 

Dallas
3-12

The largest boating event in North Texas, at Dallas Market Hall has over 650 all new 2017 boat and watercraft models on display and available for purchase from 20 North Texas boat dealers. Nearly 150 different vendors have booths.

Hill Country Jazz Festival
San Marcos
7
This 25th annual event promises to make this a memorable experience that does recognize exemplary big bands, combos, and individual instrumentalists
San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo
San Antonio
9-26
This Stock Show & Rodeo presents the music industry's most outstanding country, contemporary and Latin artists during the 21 Rodeo performances. Named the 8-time consecutive PRCA Large Indoor Rodeo of the Year.
LaMardi Gras
Rockport
10-11
This events features great Cajun-style foods, beer/wine, Mardi Gras souvenirs, live music, casino, Chinese auction, live auction, and vendors. A fun event with a parade.
Annual Stage Door Canteen
Corpus Christi
17
Polish up your dancing shoes and enjoy performances by a star-studded cast held on the Hangar Deck of the USS Lexington. Dance to the big band sounds of The USS Lexington Big Band.
Mardi Gras Galveston
Galveston
17-28
This is the largest celebration of its kind in Texas and the third largest in the nation. This event brings the island's streets to life with parades, balcony parties, concerts, tons of beads and the infectious merriment that dominates the island for two full weeks.
Charro Days Fiesta Brownsville 19-26
This 80th year event includes public dances, live entertainment, Youth Parade, Twilight Parade, Costume Ball, Grand International Parade, carnival and Noche Mexicana.
Sombero Festival
Brownsville
23-25
Tourists extending their visits just to attend this unique local holiday and event by featuring well-known Hispanic Artists, local music, unique food-booths, and popular events such as the Jalapeno Eating Contest, Waiters Race, Grito Contes, Charro Days Classic 5K Run, Tortilla Frisbee Toss, Hat-Stack Relay, the Chili Cook-off, and Frijolympics (Charro Bean Cookoff).

 

March Events & Festivals

Charro Days
Brownsville
1-5
This 80th year event includes public dances, live entertainment, Youth Parade, Twilight Parade, Costume Ball, Grand International Parade, carnival and Noche Mexicana.
Spirit of Texas Festival
College Station
2-5

They  set three new Guinness World Records, enjoy fabulous entertainment, and celebrate the deep spirit of Texas. There will be giving away thousands of dollars in cash prizes for our car and bike shows, pie contest, BBQ cook-off and more! Participate in fun and creative demonstrations at the Pinterest Fair, and shop 'til you drop at the Trading Market! And that's just the beginning!

Somervell County PRCA Rodeo
Glen Rose
3-4
This event features some of the world's greatest professional cowboys and cowgirls in competition and great country music. Some of the exciting events will be bronco riding, bull riding, calf roping, barrel racing, rodeo clowns, goat milking and of course Mutton Bustin.
Rio Grande Valley Livestock Show
Mercedes
8-19
The purpose of this event is to help educate and develop young people, particularly in the Lower Rio Grande Valley, in the care, grooming, management, showing and marketing of livestock.
La Salle County Fair and Wild Hog Cook Off
Cotulla
9-12
This four-day event is filled with events including a livestock show, cookoffs, parade, childrens' contests, arts and crafts, science fair, races and more. Entertainment includes folk and Tejano music as well as a country western dance.
SXSW Music & Media Conference
Austin
10-19
Each year this event is a start for new creative content with new media presentations, music showcases and film screenings providing exposure for creators and compelling entertainment for audiences.
Texas Ranger Day
Burton
11
Looking for some Texas history, food, fun and a little road trip?  Celebrate Burton's history and honor former and current Texas Rangers with a day full of activities including tasty food, live action by the Old West Rangers, kids activities, DJ music with the Kountry Chick and more.  Admission to the event is free, tickets for all you can eat fajitas and beans are $10 for adults, $5 for kids 5-10. 
Star of Texas Fair & Rodeo
Austin
11-25
"Where weird meets western"...Through its acclaimed Livestock Show, Fair, and Rodeo, the Star of Texas continues to work towards the advancement of its mission, Promoting Youth Education - Preserving Western Heritage.
Nederland Heritage Festival
Nederland
14-17
This is a six-day block party where there is a different type of music, from Cajun, R&B, and country, to rock and roll. Activities include booths, a crafts market, chili cook-off, petting zoo, free entertainment, motorcycle show, carnival, and the best food in Southeast Texas.
Heart of Texas Rockfest
Austin
15-18
In its 15th year more than 200 indie acts in several nightclubs and bars and also on their downtown outdoor stages. ROCKFEST has played host to bands like Tom Morello, George Lynch, Blue October, Ghostland Observatory, Pepper, Bob Schneider, Gary Clark Jr, and many more.
Jazz Wine Trains Grapevine 17-18
This one-of-a-kind wine tasting experience will showcase some of the best wines from Grapevine's winery tasting rooms as well as a delicious box dinner and live jazz entertainment.
Azalea Festival
Jaspeer
18
This is a day long event that includes arts and crafts, live entertainment, activities for everybody in the family and so much more!
Texas Dance Hall Tour
San Antonio to La Grange
20-25
Think of it as a "land cruise" with the port-of-calls being several of the state's historic dance halls, featuring a range of notable Western Swing, Ameripolitan and Texas artists including: Ray Benson and Asleep at the Wheel, Lee Ann Womack, Dale Watson, Hot Club of Cowtown, Heybale, High Plains Jamboree and the Quebe Sisters.
Head For The Hills
San Marcos
23-25
Heady Hills brings a wide range of music ranging from bluegrass to metal and jambands to psytrance during this 3 day gathering of creative artists.
Chilifest College Station 31-April 1
Chilifest is one of the most anticipated events each year in the Brazos Valley with great line-up of musicians to entertain the 20,000 attendees.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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