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


Old Settlers Music FestivalLarry Joe Taylor's Music Festival



February Events & Festivals

Celebrated With the Presidents
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



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
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
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.
Luckenbach Hug-In-and -Valentine Ball
Join in the fun in the great little town of Luckenbach with Gary P. Nunn holding court on Saturday nightl and Dale Watson joins the fun on Friday night for the Hug-In Dance. Kelly Willis joins on Sunday with her Sweetheart Tour.
LaMardi Gras
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.
Mardi Gras Nacona Style
This family-friendly event begins with the Mardi Gras Ball with costumes and masks and then the three day tailgate party. There's Cajun food and music, vendors, and activities for the whole family.
Annual Stage Door Canteen
Corpus Christi
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
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.
Cowboy Mardi Gras
Come out and enjoy live Cajun & Country music, Cajun food, gumbo cook off, costume contest, canine costume contest. Mardi Gras Parade on Main Street, floats, horses, cowboys, feathers, masks, & plenty of beads!
Charro Days Fiesta
This event is full of fun activities including parades, carnival, dances, art contest, and cultural events.
Matagorda Bay Bird Fest
This event connects people, birds and nature learning about the diversity of the bird species and encourages the awareness of Matagorda Bay ecosystem.
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
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).
Mardi Gras Southeast Texas
Port Arthur
The highlights of this event begins with Mardi Gras Pagent, Budweiser Clydsedale @ the Float, carnival, concerts, food and arts & crafts vendors, and a kids zone.


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.


April Events & Festivals

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.

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.
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.


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.







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