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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

 

October Events & Festivals

Tommy Alverson's Family Gathering
Mineral Wells
2 - 4
Fun, laid back, and outstanding 3 day festival with camping, BYOB, and a great Texas county music line-up including Tommy Alverson, Tejas Brothers, Walt Wilkins, Johnny Bush, Jamie Richard, Larry Joe Taylor, and lots more
Heart o' Texas Fair & Rodeo
Waco
2-11
A great rodeo, live music and a carnival makes for a family fun event for both children and adults.
2014 Paluxy River Fall Bluegrass Festival

Oakdale Park Glen Rose

2-4
Terrific Bluegrass line up including Little Roy & Lizzy, 3rd Generation, Copper Canyon, Salt Grass, Bluefield Express, James King, Joe Bass, Tin Top Road and Robertson County Line.
Bootfest
Victoria
3-4
Nothing is free these days but this concert is free with a great line up of musicians including Aaron Watson, Casey Donahew Band, William Clark Green and more. Also for family fun a Kids Corral and DJ, food and craft vendors.
Sandcastle Days
South Padre Island
3-5
Join in the 27th year of family fun with Family Lessons,Art Vendors, Treasure Hunts ,Photo Ops, Amateur Competitions, And More!
Austin City Limits Music Festival
Austin

3-5 & 10-12

Great line up for Zilker Park Event. They not only host 130+ artists from across the globe, but the local eats and wares, free fun for the kids, and other activities to entertain you between sets!
Gruene Music and Wine Festival
Gruene
9-12
This four day celebration of Texas and Americana music, and a celebration of Texas, German and New World wines, specialty beer, food and handcrafted items has gained in popularity and added new venues such as 'Brew-n-Que' event with specialty beer tastings and barbeque, a mini food truck, and more.
Houston Italian Festival
Houston
9-12
It began in1978 with the wine flowing and Italian music playing. Today, Festa Italiana is one of the largest ethnic festivals in the city.
Rockport Seafair
Rockport
10-12
Believing that the area needed a celebration in the fall to fill the lull between the summer visitors and the arrival of winter tourists Seafair began 40 years ago.
Conroe Cajun Catfish Festival
Conroe
10-12
Non-stop music on three stages and a whole lot of fun activities during the festival including a kid zone, food & beverages, car show, carnival, catfish pageant, street performers, and fireworks.
Turkeyfest
Cuero
10-12
The Great Gobbler Race, Jalapeno Eating Contest, Cooking Demonstrations are just a few of the events you will enjoy at this years Turkeyfest.
Oktoberfest
Burton
11
The fun includes weenie dog races, stein races, beer barrel races, a contest for Best Dressed German woman and man, and kids activities. Enjoy great live music as you polka to the John Holub Polka Band and groove with Slim Bawb & the Fabulous Stumpgrinders.
Texas Renaissance Festival
Plantersville
11-Nov 30
Great family fun event with plenty for kids to do, lots of shopping, tons of food and beverages to choose from and great people watching. Don't miss this one.
Mansfield Music Festival
Mansfield
13-18
Six days and 15 bands at this "hot beats and cold brew" concert all in the historic Mansfield.
East Texas Yamboree
Gilmer
15-18
For 77 years this yamboree has entertained thousands with a carnival, coronation, live stock show and barn dance.
Tyler Texas Rose Festival
Tyler
16-19
Since 1933, this festival which is rich in tradition has offered enchanting ceremonial events such as the parade, coronation and rose show. Join in the celebration in its 81st year.
Fiesta de Amistad Parade
Del Rio
17-18
This Good Neighbor Day started in 1956 and features the only parade in the world that starts in one country and ends in another.
8th Annual Benbrook Heritage Fest & Cowboy Round Up
Benbrook
18
This free-admission, family-friendly, fun-filled day includes games and activities, arts & crafts vendors, great festival food, and music. Stop by the petting zoo, enjoy the bounce house, and ride the mini-train around the grounds.
Paluxy River Bluegrass Jam Session

Oakdale Park Glen Rose

18
The pickin' & grinnin' begins at 1:00 till 6:30 then the bands begin.
Early Pioneer Days
Early
18
What better way to kick off a Texas full day of fun with vendors, Pioneer life demonstrations, gunfighters, and live music all day. Also, a Texas legend like Charlie Robinson will be the headliner.
Austin Celtic Festival
Austin
18-19
Join this Festival as they present world class music, dance and fun for you and your family.
Blankets and Blues
Fredericksburg
19
Join the fun at beautiful Barons Creekside for this 4th annual event featuring blues music, food trucks, wine and beer vendors or BYOB. RSVP early for this popular event to guarantee a spot for your blanket.
Island Oktoberfest
Galveston
24-25
What started in 1981 has grown and expanded into what is now Galveston Island's premier fall event attracting over 15,000 "friends and neighbors" for this fun two day event.
Czhilispiel
Flatonia
24-26
Not only will there be live music but also a 5k run, golf tournament, cook off, a parade, pie baking & auction, and a car & truck show.
Salado Fright Trail
Salado
25
Salado's Tablerock Walking Trail will be magically transformed into a Fright Trail. A guide will give you with facts about the authors as they lead you to scenes from Macbeth, The Invisible Man, Dracula, Frankenstein, The Mummy's Curse, an excerpt from Edgar Allen Poe and more of America's most treasured classics. 
Dallas Travel & Adventure Show
Dallas
25-26
Discover some new exciting travel experiences, speak with some travel experts, and stop by Texas Outside's booth and say hello
TamJam Benefit Concert
Arlington
26
Music from honky-tonk to rock at this benefit concert with guest artists Tommy Alverson, Jay Johnson, Mark Harrell, Danny Rowlett, and a reunion of Calico. Make sure to attend to enjoy the music and auction all for a very worthy cause.
Terlingua International Chili Championship
Terlingua
27-Nov 1
The four day celebration begins the 40th year for Terlingua International Chili Championship©. It's a Texas tradition of epic proportion for this celebration of chili.
Terlingua International Frank X. Tolbert-Wich Fowler Championship Cook-Off
Terlingua
30-Nov1
This is the 48th annual original Chili Cookoff. What a great time in a awesome area with music, golf, and numerous cookoff competitions.

 

November Events & Festivals

Texas Renaissance Festival
Plantersville
1- 30
Great family fun event with plenty for kids to do, lots of shopping, tons of food and beverages to choose from and great people watching. Don't miss this one.
Rail of Lights
Jefferson
1-Dec 31
Take an enchanting ride on the Christmas Train and listen to the Story of Christmas Around the World while riding along the Big Cypress Bayou and enjoying lighted vignettes along the way.
Salado Fright Trail
Salado
1
Salado's Tablerock Walking Trail will be magically transformed into a Fright Trail. A guide will give you with facts about the authors as they lead you to scenes from Macbeth, The Invisible Man, Dracula, Frankenstein, The Mummy's Curse, an excerpt from Edgar Allen Poe and more of America's most treasured classics. 
Celebration of the Dead
Port Isabel
1
Have fun with live music, Halloween costume contest, vendors, activities, presentations, exhibits.
Untapped
Dallas
1
"Most Talked About Festival in 2013" and "Best Dallas Festival in 2013" - Beginning with 700 beers and 70 breweries - The aim is not about the quantity of selection but rather the curating of the best in both craft beer and emerging local and national bands.
George West Storyfest
George West
1

For this the 26th annual where storytellers, musicians, living history demonstrators, and more will share their stories with all who want to listen.

Storytellers Unplugged - 2
Abilene
6
Nice, intimate dinner at the Silverado Ranch with acoustical in-the-round performances by Mark Powell, Gary P. Nunn, Lee Roy Parnell, and Joe Ely. Napa wine and Perini Steaks are served for guests.
Fun, Fun, Funfest
Austin
7-9
Now in its ninth year , Fun Fun Fun Fest has become renowned for its musical lineup, as well as its collection of comedy, food, action sports, and poster art.
Scottish clan Gathering and Highland Games
Salado
7-9
This event includes dance competitions, bagpipe playing, Tartan Ceilidh Dinner, and Kirkin' O' the Tartans ceremony. Panels of Scot experts will judge contests in Highland dancing, piping, athletes, drumming and pipe bands. There is much more.
Wurstfest
New Braunfels
7-16
Come and enjoy good food, music, dancing, carnival rides, games, German, Texan and domestic beer, special events and Alpine and Bavarian Style Entertainment.
Lone Star Gallery Trade Days
Warrenton
8-9
Looking for a unique treasure? This is the place to find anything antique or vintage from linens to firearms. Held every second weekend of the month.
Paluxy River Bluegrass Jam Session
Oakdale Park Glen Rose
15
The pickin' & grinnin' begins at 1:00 till 6:30 then the bands begin.
Winnsboro Wild West Days
Winnsboro
15-16
Join in this free action packed weekend with RGA Sanctioned Old West Reenactment Competitions, Historical Portrayals, Shootouts, Historic Reenactments, Vendors, Food and much more
Sun Bowl Parade
El Paso
27
This 78th annual parade attracts 250,000 spectators watching over 100 parade participants.
H-E-B Holiday Parade
Houston
27
There will be marching bands, floats, and balloons. Food trucks and vendors will be along the parade route.
Rail of Lights
Jefferson
27-Dec 31
Take an enchanting ride on the Christmas Train and listen to the Story of Christmas Around the World while riding along the Big Cypress Bayou and enjoying lighted vignettes along the way.
Ford Holiday River Parade & Lighting Ceremony
San Antonio
28
This spectacular one-hour parade along the River Walk has featured illuminated floats with celebrities, bands and lavishly-costumed participants for over 30 years.
Parade of Lights
Fort Worth
28
With over 100 highly illuminated entries, the Parade of Lights will kick off the Holiday Season in style with the theme "Together for the Holidays".

 

December Events & Festivals

Dickens on the Strand
Galveston
5-7
A new theme has been added to this year's event which wil add new cultural experiences and new attractions.
Krist Kindl Market
Copperas Cove
5-7
A popular event established in 1995 with vendors with Christmas crafts, collectables, holiday gift ideas, and yummy food.
Holiday by the Tracks
Elgin
6
This includes a day of shopping at the local downtown businesses, arts and crafts and musical performances in Veterans' Memorial Park. Also included is a Christmas Parade and Craft Faire.
Candlelight
Dallas
13-14
This is a holiday celebration for the entire family as you witness the holidays as they were celebrated from 1840-1910. Learn the traditions of Hanukah and the 1901 Tejano Catholic holiday traditions. Enjoy strolling carolers, telling St. Nicholas your Christmas wishes and riding around the Village in Nip and Tuck's donkey pulled carriage.
Christmas Ball
Luckenbach
20
Featuring Gary P. Nunn described as "a pioneer of Texas country music" to "a part of the fabric of contemporary Texas culture" to "the mule that pulls the Texas country music wagon! Join the fun.
Lights All Night
Dallas
26-27
3 days of world class DJ's from across the globe with large festival production and show stopping elements. The event caters to patrons of every level
Celebrate San Antonio
San Antonio
31
With live music, fireworks and entertainment for the entire family. The huge downtown New Year’s Eve fiesta begins at noon in historic La Villita. Great food & beverages can also be found on S. Alamo Street between Market and Cesar Chavez Blvd. There are four stages featuring some of the state’s best bands/musicians. Ends with the Fireworks Extravaganza
Rail of Lights
Jefferson
1-31
Take an enchanting ride on the Christmas Train and listen to the Story of Christmas Around the World while riding along the Big Cypress Bayou and enjoying lighted vignettes along the way.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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