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.

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


Old Settlers Music FestivalLarry Joe Taylor's Music Festival

Thomas Michael Riley's Music Festival


Read Texas Outside's Reviews & Articles About These Festivals



March Events & Festivals

Charro Days
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

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!

Thanks to the Fulton Fire Dept and the Town of Fulton this fun event will salute the oyster with carnival rides, games, food, an oyster eating contest, live music, and unique vendor booths.
Texas Independence Day Celebration
San Angelo

There will be lots of crafters who'll have handmade candles & soaps, clocks, dream catchers, kids apparel, photo albums, wrought iron crosses, bird houses, baked goods, custom knives, home decor, furniture and much more! There will be live music and a kids area.

Somervell County PRCA Rodeo
Glen Rose
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.
North Texas Irish Festival
There is so much going on at NTIF from Scottish Clans to a Celtic Village, Deloreans to chalk artists. While you are walking between stages or relaxing after a lunch of Irish Stew and Guinness, stop by and visit one of the many attractions at NTIF.
Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo
Houston has put on this rodeo since 1932 so you know it is one of the best and the superstars that are part of the live music line up prove that.
Rio Grande Valley Livestock Show
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
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.
2017 Llano Earth Art Fest
Rock Stacking and Balancing are a fun and natural way to engage with nature while exercising your body and your mind and this is at the heart of the Llano Earth Art Fest. This is a fun family friendly competition.
SXSW Music & Media Conference
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
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
"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.
Spring Break Eco Adventure Camp
Enroll your 4th-7th grader in three full days of outdoor fun March 14-16. This Spring Break, your child can go back in time to 1869, examine microscopic plant life, hike the Blackjack Trail, use natural materials to inspire a work of art, grow something wild at the Native Plant Nursery, and much more. Enroll early!
Nederland Heritage Festival
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.
Heritage Festival
The Nederland Heritage Festival has grown and improved since it began in 1973. It has something for everyone: carnival attractions, music, food, arts and crafts, a market, and a family-friendly atmosphere .
Ultimate Music Experience South Padre Island 15-18
A beach party at Clayton's Beach Bar is bound to be a success with the line up they have planned for the approx 7,000 springbreakers that are planning to come to South Padre Island.
Heart of Texas Rockfest
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.
Boat Show Expo
Ft Worth
This event will have hundreds of all new 2017 boat and watercraft models on display including the most elite luxury pontoons, jet boats and yachts in the industry.
Route 49 Rally and Festival
This is the 6th annual family friendly event that will bring you concerts, concessions, vendors, and camping where you can BYOB.
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
This is a day long event that includes arts and crafts, live entertainment, activities for everybody in the family and so much more!
General Granbury's Birthday
A celebration of the town's namesake, the annual event features a range of festivities that are sure to entertain anyone.
Texas Dance Hall Tour
San Antonio to La Grange
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.
Old Time Music and Dulcimer Festival
Join them for their 16th annual event where you can participate in workshops, or just listen to the great concerts and jamming.
Head For The Hills
San Marcos
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.
Texas Music Revolution
In its second year this 2 stage event will have a great line up including Kacey Musgraves, Zane Williams, Josh Ritter, Kiefter Sutherland Band, and more.
ABC Pro Rodeo
30-April 1
This will be the 75th ABC Rodeo producing some of the greatest western sporting events in the country. Each day the rodeo begins at 7:30 and on Saturday 1:30 matinee.
Food + Wine Festival
Ft Worth
30-April 2
The festival's growing roster of talented chefs and food artisans, as well as craft brewers and distinctive vintners, bring a range of tastes, styles and methods that reflect the diversity of the city itself.
Film Screening: Between Eart & Sky
This is a screening followed by a discussion which examines climate change through the lens of impacts to native Alaskans, receding glaciers, and arctic soil.
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.
Urban Music Festival
31-April 1
This is a family-centric two day festival which is family friendly with R&B, jazz, funk and reggae music lovers, where national and local entertainment take center stage..
Outlaws & Legends Music Fest
31-April 1

The Biggest 1-Stage Event in Texas! If you love Texas Country music this is the music fest for you. This year features Lee Ann Womack, Cody Johnson, Mark Chesnutt, Kevin Fowler, Mark Powell, Cooder Graw, and MANY more.


Waltstock & Barrel Music Festival in Fredericksburg

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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.

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.
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.
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.
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.


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.



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