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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

 

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.
Sants's Ranch
San Marcos
7-Jan 3
This is the 13th year for the drive thru the 1i mile holiday light display complete with cocoa and kettle corn. Check website for ticket price.
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.
The Polar Express Train Ride
Palestine
14-Dec 30
Meet Santa, drink cocoa, and read along with the story as the historic steam train makes its magical journy from the Palestine Depot to the North Pole
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".
North Pole Express
Grapevine
28-30
Riders board the beautifully decorated Victorian Rail coaches and you depart while elves welcome the guests and sing traditional Christmas music. When you reach the North Pole, Mrs. Claus appears with a silver santa bell for each child.
Trans Pecos Big Buck Tournament
Van Horn
28-Dec 15
For the past 20 years this event has become a premier event that hunters throughout the country look forward to every year.
Frisco
28-Jan 3
This 10th year will bring the largest choreographed holiday light and music show in North Texas.
Holiday in the Park
San Antonio
28- Jan 4
Experience your favorite theme park wrapped in winter wonder this holiday with a variety of sights and sounds highlight the festive winter months
Chuy's Christmas Parade
Austin
29
Children giving to children for "Operation Blue" which helps needy children. There will be giant inflatable balloons, holiday floats, bands and more.

 

December Events & Festivals

Trans Pecos Big Buck Tournament
Van Horn
1-15
For the past 20 years this event has become a premier event that hunters throughout the country look forward to every year.
Frisco
1-Jan 3
This 10th year will bring the largest choreographed holiday light and music show in North Texas.
Sants's Ranch
San Marcos
7-Jan 3
This is the 13th year for the drive thru the 1i mile holiday light display complete with cocoa and kettle corn. Check website for ticket price.
Holiday in the Park
San Antonio
1- Jan 4
Experience your favorite theme park wrapped in winter wonder this holiday with a variety of sights and sounds highlight the festive winter months
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.
Holiday Downtown Stroll
Austin
6
Get in the spirit with a Holiday Sing-Along, the lighting of the Christmas Tree, and the Downtown Stroll!
Neiman Marcus Childrens Christmas Parade
Dallas
6
Get into the Christmas spirit and cheer with this parade that consistently shines as one of the best events in the country.
Trail of Lights
Austin
7-21
This is the 50th year for the mile long loop of the Trail of Lights in Zilker Park. Make your memories here this year.
German Christmas Market and Festival
Tomball
12-14
Five music stages, lots of vendors, ethnic food and drinks, petting zoo, street performers, and so much more.
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.
Holiday Lights & Ice
Austin
19-Jan 4
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.
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.

 

January Events & Festivals

Frisco
1- 3
This 10th year will bring the largest choreographed holiday light and music show in North Texas.
Holiday in the Park
San Antonio
1- 4
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
Austin
1- 4
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
Austin
1-4
Since 2003 Austinites have had fun with local bands and venues
       
       
       
       
     
       

 

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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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