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.

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Michael Hearne's Big Barn Dance


June Events & Festivals

Big Pines Blues Festival
Music begins Friday at 6: pm and Saturday at 10:00 am with an amazing number of great musicians.
2nd Annual BBQ & Music Festival

The weekend full of activities with an all-ages steak cook-off, Texas Cornhole League Tournament, and a "Movies in the Park" showing of "Moana". Saturday will be full of live music, featuring a number of country music artists including Bubba Westly, Chris Colston, Todd Barrow, Matt Bradshaw, Scott Whitaker and Clay Thrash and headliner A Thousand Horses.

Coors Cowboy Club Ranch Rodeo
Besides enjoying the rodeo Friday and Saturday night, there will also be Cowboy Christmas, washer pitching, cattle drive, food both nights while it lasts.
Texas Outdoor Musical
Palo Duro State Park

2 - 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.
Round Top Music Festival
Round Top
4 - July 16
Every summer since 1971, the Round Top Music Festival has curated a world-class series of classical concerts, considered one of the most well-curated music festivals in the nation, housed since 2007 in the acoustically stunning Festival Concert Hall.
Gladewater PRCA Rodeo
This 80th annual event is featuring Xtreme Bull riding, Mutton Bustin' and the Calf Scramble for the Kids and much more.
Chisolm Trail Roundup
Now in its 45th year, the city's largest annual festival attracts some 30,000 people each year for this celebration of the West.
Republic of Texas Bike Rally
This 22nd annual event is billed as the largest ticketed motorcycle rally in the nation with riders of all types drawn to the capital city for a weekend of camaraderie, camping, and concerts.
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.

Bassmaster Open
Free live music Friday and Saturday, carnival, food vendor, and kids fish tank.
Cowboy Reunion and Rodeo
Big Springs
Enjoy this 84th annual event with mutton bustin, shetland bronc riding, parade, and rodeo clown/ specialty act by Troy "Wild Child" Lerwill.
Fishing Tournament and Music Fest
The 8th annual fishing tournament features 5 divisions, including womens guided and non guided, mens guided and non guided and youth. Also included in the price is music by Bri Bagwell, Kevin Fowler, Reckless Kelly, Josh Ward, and more.
Fredericksburg Trade Days
Relax in the Biergarten while listening to live music where many varieties are served. Shop with Over 350 Vendors! You will find 7 barns & acres of antiques, collectibles, tools, crafts, shabby chic, primitives, ranch furniture, hunting accessories, candles, unique clothing, jewelry, food and so much more.

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.
Luling Watermelon Thump
This event involves crowning of the queen, honoring the vets, car show, carnival, exhibitors market, kids entertainment, and amazing live music.
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.

Outlaw Pro Rodeo and Sutton County


Rodeo with parade, mutton bustin race, arts and crafts vendors, childrens activities, and Little Miss and Mr. contest.
Art Walk
Johnson City

Seven independent galleries open their doors from 4-8pm on the last Saturday of each month. Select galleries arrange for Featured Artists to be on hand to discuss their work.Complimentary wine, beverage and refreshments are provided.


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.

Rockin The River: Live on the Trinity
Ft Worth
1 - Aug 8

The music & tubing series has switched to Saturdays to become an all-day party with five bands & fireworks.It’s a fist-full of festivals live on the Trinity. Either enjoy from a tube or from the shore.

The DFW Boat Show

This is the largest boating event in North Texas. This show features more than 450 boat and watercraft models from over 20 North Texas boat dealers. The DFW Boat Expo is the place to for attendees to find their next boat or the accessories needed to better enjoy the on-water lifestyle. In order to make room for the 2018 models, financing options and aggressive pricing will be part of the expo.

Whim Design Days
Dripping Springs
The event is for anyone that has ever dreamt of being a floral designer or just wants to tap into creative resources that they never knew they had. Attendees will learnhow to create and care for their own curated floral arrangements through a series of hands-on floral sessions. In addition to the design skills attendees will take away, they will also enjoy a relaxing stay at the Camp Lucy cottages and feel replenished with flower-inspired food and beverage prepared by Chef Rob McMahon.
SDBA Paris Grand Prix @ Lake Crook
SDBA has been around the racing community since 1974, and is one of the oldest drag boat racing organizations. 


August Events & Festivals

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.



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Content for these pages comes from multiple sources including: Festivals of Texas, Texas Music Office, event promoters, and other sources

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