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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

Larry Joe Taylor's Music Festival

January Events & Festivals

Beach Stroll & Clean Up
Not only are you helping keep the beach beautiful but you are exercising to start off the New Year right.
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This 10th year will bring the largest choreographed holiday light and music show in North Texas.
First Day Paddle
Ray Roberts
This is an interpretive kayak paddle around parts of the lake where you will learn about the plant and animal species.
First Day Hike
El Paso
After the beautiful drive up Franklin Mountains to the tramway, you will have a 4 minute ride soaring over the canyon. Then on to hike in the Franklin Mtns where they have created a birding area known as Feather Lakes.
Holiday in the Park
San Antonio
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Experience your favorite theme park wrapped in winter wonder this holiday with a variety of sights and sounds highlight the festive winter months
Holiday Lights & Ice
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Bring in the holiday spirit with skating, s'mores, games, 200,000 twinkling lights and more. There is festive activities for the whole family to enjoy.
Free Week 2015
Since 2003 Austinites have had fun with local bands and venues
Penitentiary Hollow Wild Walk
Mineral Wells
Plan to get dirty as you walk, crawl and scoot through crevices, caves, and rock cracks in this remote beautiful area.
Central TX Boat and Outdoor Show
See the latest models of watercraft, ATV's, UTV's, attend seminars re fishing, and electronics. Kids will have fun fishing in the fish tank.
Geo Cache Challenge
What fun to be with your kids, learning to use the GPS units and finding treasures.
Womens Waterfowl Hunt
This is a hands on no experience necessary weekend where you will see a dog training demo, skeet shoot, and a morning duck hunt.
77th Annual Blanco County Youth Stock Show
Johnson City
Their purpose is to promote agriculture and other activities of 4-H and FFA to help prepare our youth to meet the challenges of childhood, adolescence and adulthood, through educational experiences that enhance life skills.


Ft worth Stock Show

Ft Worth
16-Feb 7
This is a legendary stock show and rodeo with everything included. Music, rodeo, carnival, family fun for everyone.
Winter Arts and Crafts Show
San Antonio
Enjoy a stroll along the picturesque River Walk, and take home some of the most unique handmade merchandise available anywhere. 
Frisco Winter Games
The 10th annual event hosts Archery, Basketball, Bowling (Miracle League Exhibition), Figure Skating, Flag Football, Gymnastics, Ice Hockey, Martial Arts, Soccer, Swimming and Table Tennis.
You have the opportunity to participate in a Chili Cook-Off, Craft Beer Tasting, Margarita Making Contest, Jalapeno Eating Contest, Washer Tournament, Live Music, 5K & 1K Fun Run, and Vendors. What fun.
Houston Auto Show
Drive and evalutate the latest models, enjoy kids games and activities in the Kids Zone n the 7000 square feet of the latest models by the top auto makers.
This is the party for the bold to indulge in a fiery food experience as this fest brings together the spiciest exhibitors and products from around the country for one sizzling weekend.
McAllen International Car Fest

Classics & Exotics, Muscle cars & Hot Rods, Custom Motorcycle Displays, Kids Model Car Build-Off, Road Skill Test Track, Show & Shine, Swap Meet, Live Entertainment is what you can expect at this event.

Blues Festival
The 8th annual festival will provide a full day of blues of every kind performed by Zac Wilkerson, Aaron Stephens, Clay McClinton, Guy Forsyth, Diedra Ruff, Mike Ferris, Dan Dyer, Mike Zito and more!
Winter Texan Music Fest
South Padre Island
Eight bands playing and shrimp and fish basket is included in the price of admission.
30-Feb 8 Enjoy the day with the enttire family searching everything having to do with outdoor boating, fishing, etc.


February Events & Festivals

Fort Worth Show and Rodeo
Fort Worth
23 days of great rodeo action, world-class livestock shows, kid-friendly exhibits, daily live music, terrific food, and of course the carnival midway.
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Enjoy the day with the enttire family finding everything having to do with outdoor boating, fishing, etc.
11th Street Cowboy Mardi Gras
Enjoy the music, people, and all that the Biggest Little Bar in Texas has to offer.
South Texas Trail Riders
Edroy to San Antonio
The South Texas Trail Riders, Inc. will begin their 56th Annual Trail Ride to the San Antonio Livestock Exposition and Rodeo from Edcot Gin, Edroy, Texas. You, the members, are who help “keep the cowboy tradition alive”.
Mardi Gras Upriver
Fun for the whole family with parades, carnivals, live music and street dance.
Red River Mardi Gras
Grand Ball, Cultural Fair, Jazz Festival will be part of what you can expect at this Mardi Gras.
Mardi Gras Galveston
 Mardi Gras 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.
Rio Grande Valley International Music Fesitval
Features a variety of music for 6 days on 5 stages including country, bluegrass, folk, gospel, mariachi, and folkloric.
Mardi Gras of Southeast Texas
Port Arthur
A celebration, featuring parades with floats, arts and crafts, assorted foods, carnival rides, and street entertainers. Three stages featuring live music with star entertainers, local and regional talent.
San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo
San Antonio
12-Mar 1
Showcases the music industry’s most outstanding country, contemporary and Latin artists in appearances held during the 21 Rodeo performances. Named PRCA Large Indoor Rodeo of the Year for the eighth consecutive time.
Luckenbach Hug-In and Valentine Ball
Includes camping, Friday show w/ Dale Watson and Saturday show w/ Asleep at the Wheel
San Angelo Stock Show and Rodeo
San Angelo
13-Mar 1
They boasts one of the nation's top events annually in the month of February. This PRCA sanctioned rodeo is one of the world's largest in contestant entries and is purposely designed to bring only the best in cowboys, broncs, and bulls to each of it's performances.
Charro Days
26-Mar 3
Charro Days is the biggest celebration in the Rio Grande Valley since 1937. There will be parades, carnivals, street dance, golf tournament and much more.
Cowtown Marathon
Ft Worth
27-Mar 1
Welcome to the largest multi-race event in the State of Texas. The whole family can participate because the races include the Cook Children’s 5K, Adults 5K and 10K on Saturday and the Ultra Marathon, Marathon and Half Marathon on Sunday. You can also participate in both days if you choose.


March Events & Festivals

Zilker Kite Festival
Let's fly a kite! It's free and fun.
Fulton Oyster Fest
This fun filled weekend  includes men and women’s raw oyster eating contests, oyster shucking contest, live music, parade on Saturday, carnival, arts & crafts booths, food booths, beer garden and more. 
North Texas Irish Festival
Three day festival celebrating Celtic music, dance, food and beverage. Live music on 13 stages; Urchin Street kids area, horse demos and activities; culinary demos, craft beer sampling, whiskey tasting and much more.
Border Fest
Live music, hundreds of performers, culture expo, arts & crafts, rides, games, parades, food, shows and more.
Texas Ranger Day
Celebrate with the Annie Maud Avis Memorial Fajita and Bean cook-off and experience Texas Ranger Camp life in the 1880’s, folk life demonstrations, crafts  and tours of the Railroad Depot, as well as Burton Farmer's Cotton Gin Tours.
Lady Bird Johnson's Artist & Artisan's Festival
This festival showcases the work of more than 20 American artists in beads, watercolor, metal, glass and other media.
Outlaws & Legends
Celebrate Texas Independence Day at the 5th Annual Outlaws and Legends at the Back Porch of Texas. Voted in the top 5 "Festivals of the Year".


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

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