Upcoming Texas Music Festivals & Events Near Me

Here are some select upcoming fun Texas events near you - 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.

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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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Michael Hearne's Big Barn Dance


August Events & Festivals

Texas Outdoor Musical
Palo Duro State Park

1 - Aug


For five decades this Musical has set the stage for TEXAS, an outdoor musical drama that aims to tell the stories of the Native Americans and 19th-century pioneers who struggled to claim it.
Hope Devlin Kid's Fishing Tournament
Port Aransas
30-July 1
This tournament is open to anglers ages 16 and younger with proceeds benefit the Youth Development Foundation Scholarship Program.
Rockin' the River: Live on the Trinity
Fort Worth
Great music every Saturday with five bands playing while you are floating on the river enjoying your beverages.
Neches Wilderness Canoe Race

Canoeists and Kayakers, young and old, expert and beginner, are expected out in large numbers for our annual fund raiser for Trinity Valley Community College special needs scholarship fund.

Frio River Song Festival
This will be the 11th annual and will be host to Adam Carroll, Chris Carroll, and Owen Temple doing the Friday night show on the hill by the cabin. And new this year, Adam and Owen will host a song workshop on Saturday afternoon from 1 to 5pm. This is a beautiful and relaxing setting for a festival.
LakeFest Drag Boat Races
Marble Falls

This the 26th annual event will host more than a hundred boats which will reach speeds of more than 260 mph as they race across a bend in the Colorado River. There will be a free concert for spectators at the end of the day..

Capital City Black Film Festival
Celebrate 5 YEARS of showcasing the Best New Black Independent Films from the Brightest Minds in Filmmaking! They've added new events where you can meet, learn from and network with people who are making waves in front of and behind the camera. 
North Texas Fair and Rodeo
Get ready for a week of fun at this great fair and rodeo with live music, carnival, kids activities, livestock show and rodeo, food, and so much more.
Gillespie County Fair and Parade
Relive the fun of the midway, the flavor of funnel cakes and sausage-on-a-stick, the pageantry of the Queen Contest, and the judging of pies, cakes, cookies, and quilts at the oldest, continuous fair in Texas.
Hotter 'n Hell
Wichita Falls
Hotter’N Hell Hundred came from efforts to find a special way for Wichita Falls to celebrate its 1982 centennial. The Wichita Falls Bicycle Club proposed a bicycle ride – 100 miles in 100 degree heat to celebrate 100 years. Join in the fun!
Texas Womens Anglers Tournament
Port Aransas
This women only, family-run fishing tournament held every summer was founded in the 1980's with the mission to raise funds for the Women's Shelter of South Texas.  
Capital City Black Film Festival
They've added new events where you can meet, learn from and network with people who are making waves in front of and behind the camera. 

Rhymes & Vines Music Festival

September Events & Festivals

Big Barn Dance
Taos, NM


Join in the fun at this 15th annual event where fans can look forward to experiencing some of the best Folk and Americana music around while enjoying the natural beauty that only New Mexico can offer.
Sonic Transmission Festival
Austin's premier underground music festival announces this year's artist program featuring rare and unique collaborations showcasing over 35 local and international artists from Austin to Norway to Colombia.

Tommy Alverson Music Festival

October Events & Festivals

A Harvest of Quilts


This event is to promote the knowledge and understanding of all aspects of quilting, provide opportunities for continuing education among those interested in quilting, and to provide service to the community. 
Antique Fair and Wine Festival
Enjoy the 7th annual Paris event and a rare visit to the historic Gibraltar Hotel.
Lonestar Roundup
It is a four-day, three-night western adventure that will go to support the many programs and services MSAA offers to help people affected by multiple sclerosis. Event organizer is jgaynor@mymsaa.org.





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