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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.

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
  • Favorite Music Festivals - our list of the best Texas events and music festivals we are aware of
  • Music and Events Page - some links and other information on Texas music

Thomas Michael Riley Festival Larry Joe Taylor Music Festival

April Events & Festivals

Shell Open
Houston
1-6
D.A. Points told local media he looks forward to defending his title at the $6.5 million 2014 Shell Houston.
South Texas State Fair
Beaumont
1-6
71st annual South Texas State Fair features a Carnival Midway for the kids along with a Kids Fun Zone. They also showcase the country's top cowboys and cowgirls and the locals present their masterpieces at the School Art, Quilt and Photo Show. There's also a Livestock & Poultry Show as well as a Youth Animal Auction.
Texas Olive Festival
Dripping Springs
5
Olives, wine, food, and live music! Plus tastings, Chef demos, olive education seminars, artisans, and kid activities
Poteet Strawberry Festival
Poteet
4-6
14 areas of continuous entertainment featuring concerts with Country Western and Tejano stars, regional bands, gunslingers, carnival, contests, and rodeo performances. Fun for the family.
Pearland Crawfish Festival
Pearland
4-6
This festival takes the friendly, relaxed fun and community feel of a small town fair and serves it up where the big bugs will be boiling and a "bon temp" will be had by all. There will be more food - including more Cajun food, more vendors, more activities, more carnival rides, and more fun!
25th Annual Roughneck Chili & BBQ Cookoff
Luling
5
This IBCA sanctioned Barbecue Cook-off, Tolbert Sanctioned Chili Cook-off benefits the Central Texas Oil Patch Museum. While attending the cookoff, enjoy all the attractions that Luling has to offer.
2nd Annual Olive, Wine and Food Festival
Dripping Springs
5

Great food from well-known chefs, excellent wine tastings, Olive Oil & Balsamic Tastings, live music, and good times.

The Great Bull Run & Tomato Festival
Ennis
5
Want to run with the bulls or be a spectator? Either way it is sure to be a great day of fun with excitement, live music, great food, and attractions.
NCAA Men's Final Four Basketball Championship
Arlington
5-7
Doesn't get much more exciting for all of those basketball fans out there. Make your reservations and get your tickets now.
Viva Big Bend Food Festival
Alpine, Ft Davis, Marathon, Marfa
10-12
From dinner at the Gage Hotel and a cooking demo, to breakfast at the fort, to Big Bend Brewing Company tasting, to Tito's handmade cocktail tour and other events in Marfa.
Main Street Arts Festival
Fort Worth
10-13
Check website for details as it was down during this writing.
Old Settlers Music Festival
Dripping Springs
10-13
This is a great gathering with music from bluegrass to blues to Americana and folk from an eclectic batch of national, regional, local and new artists. Great setting with great music and something for everyone in the family.
Fiesta San Antonio
San Antonio
10-27
This will have more than 100 unique events. Make sure you check the website for the calendar of events.
JA-GA Reggae Festival
Galveston
11-13
The best reggae music and sound system at this festival featuring Alaine, Anthony Cruz, Etana, Ernie Smith.
Texas Sandfest
Port Aransas
11-13
You will find sculptors and vendors to make this a very fun experience for the observer. Enjoy the day on beautiful Mustang Island.
Burnet Bluebonnet Festival
Burnet
11-13
There’s something for everyone such as live music, carnival food, golf, races of all kinds, and lots and lots of shopping.
Thomas Michael Riley's 6th Annual Music Festival
Luckenbach
11-14
What a great venue and a great list of musicians to entertain you. Thomas Michael is the best host for a wonderful music fest.
Attwater's Prairie Chicken Festival
Eagle Lake
12-13
Van tours will take participants up to one of the booming grounds to watch the male prairie chicken’s famous courtship dance. Other events this weekend include wildflower and native plant guided tours, bird walks and birding van tours. There will also be merchandise booths.
Buc Days Rodeo, Festival, and Carnival
Corpus Christi
12-May 4
There is so much going on in Corpus with this event. Check out the website for a calendar of events.
Fiesta San Antonio
San Antonio
17-27
A yearly event which includes a River Parade, Battle of Flowers Parade, Fiesta Del Mercado, La Gran Jamaica, Night In Old San Antonio. 
Austin Reggae Festival
Austin
18-20
Enjoy the music, art and crafts at this 20 year festival held at a new location at Butler Park instead of Auditorium Shores.
Larry Joe Taylor's Music Festival and Chili Cookoff
Stephenville
22-26
One of the best five days of music on two stages with no overlapping of the music or long walks between stages; music from some of the best singer songwriters in Texas plus camping, byob, and great people watching.
Big Bend Open Road Race
Fort Stockton
23-26
This race brings hundreds of visitors to West Texas with this exciting event. Starts in Sanderson and concludes in Ft. Stockton
Texas State Championship Fiddlers Frolics
Hallettsville
24-27
Events include fiddler contest, great music presented by top musicians, fun night Friday with cajun food, and BBQ cookoff.
Hill Country Wine and Music Festival
Fredericksburg
25-26
This is a Celebration of Texas: Texas Wines, Texas Music and Texas Cuisine where they bring together drinks, music, and great Texas foods at the beautiful Wildseed Farms.
Texas Crawfish and Music Festival
Spring
25-27
Nothing better than attending a festival loaded with amazing musicians in an atmosphere like Spring. Old Town Spring has great restaurants, museums and shops.
Austin Food and Wine Festival
Austin
25-27
A great experience put on by Food and Wine Magazine showcasing top chefs from across the nation. There will hands on grilling demonstrations, tastings, and libations.
Yesterfest
Bastrop
25-27
This is a celebration of Bastrop's pioneer heritage and cultures.
Red Poppy Festival
Georgetown
26-27
This is a Georgetown and Central Texas tradition, the Red Poppy Festival is a time to enjoy family and friends, music, food, and fun with art show, car show, bike ride, 5K

Don't Miss May Festivals

Cherokee Creek Music Festival

Crude Fest Music Festival

 

May Events & Festivals

The Pecan Street Festival
Austin
3-4
This festival has been a contributing factor in the transformation and positive progression of 6th Street and its surroundings for over 30 years. There will be live music on 2 stages thru out the 2 day festival.
Crude Fest
Midland
8-10
Over 25 Texas bands, including Cory Morrow, Roger Creager, and many more will be singing for an unforgetable experience over a three day event. There are 1000 campsites so sign up now.
Texas Crab Festival
Crystal Beach
9-11
This 29th year celebrates the festival with great music, art and food from the Texas coast. Some of the events include cook off, dance contest, weiner dog race, and more
Cherokee Creek Festival
Cherokee
15-17
This event organized in 2007 to help children across the country brings together a wonderful group of musicians for the enjoyment of a gracious group of music lovers. The setting is beautiful and the food is awesome. Don't miss this event.
Pasadena Strawberry Festival
Pasadena
16-18
You will find something for everyone at this festival including mud volleyball, Strawberry Festival Parade, Baby Float Parade, washer pitching, and cook off.
Homers Backyard Ball
Amarillo
17
Robert Earl Keene, Josh Abbott Band, Kevin Fowler, Tejas Brothers and more. Fun time.

 

June Events & Festivals

Texas Pirate Festival
Hillsboro
1-2

You will experience adventure, music, and merriment deep in the heart of Texas! Set in a re-creation of an authentic 17th century English village, the family-friendly festival features food, vendors, and entertainment. Come dress as the merchants and vendors are in your English garb.

Summer X Games
Austin
5-8
For the Austin debut of the X Games, many past medalists and top athletes from around the world have been invited. You will have the opportunity to enjoy skateboarding, BMX, Moto Cross, and more.
42nd Annual Chisholm Trail Roundup
Lockhart
12-14
Headliner for this event will be Roger Creager. There will be a rodeo, BBQ Cook off, softball and horseshoe tournament.
66th Annual Shrimporee
Aransas Pass
13-15
Come enjoy the largest shrimp festival in Texas with live entertainment and dancing all weekend.
 

 

 

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