Upcoming Texas Music Festivals & Events

Here are some select upcoming fun Texas events near you - 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.

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Rhymes and Vines 2018Texas Music Reunion

September Events & Festivals

Labor Day Bluegrass Festival

Grapeland

August 30-September 2

Join in the fun of this 42nd annual event which hosts many musicians during this 4 day festival. There is a Wednesday night potluck dinner and camping available.

BrewMaster Craft Beer Festival

Houston

August 31-Sept 2

Over 400 beer selections to choose from, beer first selections, VIP lounge, beer seminars and so much more. USA Today awarded it #3 best beer fest in the US.

Pie in the Sky Balloon Festival

Kyle

August 31 - Sept 2

Watch more than 25 hot air balloons glow at dusk and Pie festivities will include a Pie Cafe tent, pie baking contest, pie eating contest, pie vendors (sweet and savory), and more. You'll also be able to enjoy a great live music line-up, vendors of all kinds, a kids play area, and other entertainment.

Kerrville Fall Music Festival

Kerrville

August 31-Sept 2

8 days and nights featuring national and international performing songwriters in intimate musical performances.

Flip Flop Festival

Port Lavaca

August 31-Sept 2

Join in the fun for the 9th Annual Flip Flop Festival at the Bayfront Peninsula Labor Day Weekend where you will be entertained with live music all weekend.

Music Fest at Southfork Ranch

Plano

September 1-2

Experience this inaugural event in an all indoor air conditioned event center where you will enjoy the music on two stages throughout the 2 days.

Becker Vineyard Annual Grape Stomp

Stonewall

September 1-2

Have fun toasting the end of harvest season by making wine the old-fashioned way.

Waterloo Music Fest

September 7-9

Waterloo is an independent music festival that celebrates the roots of Austin music culture, and will feature three days of nationally known jam bands performing alongside the Austin's best musical acts.

GrapeFest

Grapevine

September 13-16

This 32nd Annual GrapeFest is back for four days of family-friendly festival fun. Plan to sip and sample premium Texas wines and champagne and enjoying live entertainment, delicious festival food and so much more!

Funny Car Chaos

Denton

September 14-15

This is a no rules, completely outlaw, run what you brung rules package. Any body style, any engine combination is permitted as they emphasize the entertainment value and character of the most popular and identifiable drag racing vehicle on the planet, Funny Cars.

Surf the Lake

The Colony

September 14-15

This is completely designed for the amateur wakesurfing crowd where all types of surfers from beginner to advanced are invited to test their skills behind the boat in skim or surf style divisions.

Blues Fest

Denton

September 14-16

At the Denton Blues Fest not only will you enjoy blues acts, but also kid friendly activities, arts and crafts, and delicious festival food!

Rhymes & Vines

Stephenville

September 19-22

Great music, camping, hanging out with othe music fans. If you like Texas country music then you have to attend this festival!

BayFest

Palacios

September 21-22

This is the 13th annual bbq on the bay with trophies and prizes for brisket, fajitas, pork ribs, chili, beans, dutch oven dessert, and people's choice.

Summertime Blues and Biker Bash

Freeport

September 21-22

Blues and great food mark the end of summer with event activites which includes a motorcycle run, biker games, live music, and vendors.

Antique Alley

Grandview

September 21-23

Enjoy 30 miles of shopping with the towns of Grandview, Cleburne, Keene, Alvarado, Venus, Maypearl, Waxahachie and ALL along the way.
The annual event, benefiting the No. 1 British Flying Training School Museum, draws thousands of aviation enthusiasts, to enjoy a full day of events and attractions. There are activities and events for all ages ranging from a kids' zone to static displays of military, vintage and new aircraft.

Fire House BBQ Cook Off

Cottonwood Shores

September 22

This is the 3rd annual event presented by the Fire Dept. but the first year that they are able to offer a payout to the bbq teams.

Houston's JerkFest

Houston

September 23

JerkFest is a food and music festival centered around a Jerk cook-off competition. This years concert is headlined by Grammy nominated artist Mr. Vegas.

Comal County Fair

New Braunfels

September 25-30

There will be a fair, parade, chili fest, kids event, bbq cookoff, rodeo & corral entertainment, and livestock show.

Belmont City Limits

Austin

September 27

Join us for a day of live music and fun as we listen and dance to local artists from a range of genres. From a Caribbean duo to a jazz trio, there's a tune for everyone to enjoy at Belmont City Limits.

Rumble on the River

Bandera

September 27-30

This event is sponsored by Biker Ralles of Texas is a three day event consisting of tent camping, poker run, vendors, food, field events, music all day Friday and Saturday, bike show, tattoo contest, Sunday morning church service. .
   

Port A Music Fest

Port Aransas

September 28-29

Don't miss this live music event if you're near the coast. There will be great acts performing at all the wonderful venues across the island.

 

Galveston Island Shrimp Festival

Galveston

September 28-29

Join in the fun of the Gumbo Stroll, 5K Fun Run, Lil Shrimp's Parade, Merchant Walkabout, and so much more at this great event.

Texas Reds Steak & Grape Festival

Bryan

September 28-30

Nothing but fun at this event with 25 Texas wineries, 12 Texas craft breweries, food vendors, steak & egg brunch, Saturday night steak dinner and live music Friday & Saturday.

USA National Wakesurf Championships

Waco

September 28-30

This competition is rider-developed and will feature one discipline that combines skim and surf styles with a professional and an amateur division for the competition.

State Fair of Texas

Dallas

September 28-October 21

"Celebrating Texas Innovation" is the theme for this years state fair which has taken place every year since 1886. Don't miss out on this amazing event.

Jasper Air Show

Jasper

September 29-30

Many of the acts you love are coming back plus airplane ride are offered, as well as many food vendors will be available.

World Rallycross USA

Austin

September 29-30

This festival weekend will feature Supercars Race which will include four action-packed qualifying heats with the top 12 drivers progressing through to knock-out semi-finals and a final. Plus RV camping and live music.

 

October Events & Festivals

State Fair of Texas

Dallas

September 28-October 21

"Celebrating Texas Innovation" is the theme for this years state fair which has taken place every year since 1886. Don't miss out on this amazing event.
The Eisenhower Birthplace Foundation gave the Eisenhower Birthplace site to the State of Texas 60 years ago today!  Stop by for refreshments and free tours of the Birthplace house.

Texas Music Reunion

Nemo

October 5-6

You can't beat the location of this music reunion which is right on the Brazos River. If you like Texas Country Music, you will really like the line up for this festival starting at 5:00 on Friday and 2:00 on Saturday. Don't miss this one!

Bootfest

Victoria

October 5-6

Free concerts Friday and Saturday nights plus more than 75 vendors, kids' Corral & Kids' DJ, Bootmakers & Craftsmen, and Car & Truck show.

Oktoberfest

Fredericksburg

October 5-7

Celebrate German heritage with German music, food, beer, artisans, and children's play area.

Denison Fall Fest

Denison

October 6

Visit the Eisenhower Birthplace museum store booth along with new merchandise at the annual Denison Fall Fest on historic Main Street.

903 Music Fest

Longview

October 12-13

Longview News-Journal is proud to present a new family & community focused event featuring a number of different musical genres performed by locally, nationally and internationally known artists including Clint Black.

Vintage Market Days

Waxahachie

OCtober 12-14

This is an upscale vintage inspired indoor/outdoor market featuring original art, antiques, clothing, jewelry, handmade treasures, home decor, outdoor furnishings, consumable yummies, seasonal plantings and a little more.

Cuero Turkeyfest

Cuero

October 12-14

Enjoy 3 days of family fun with live music, food, turkey race, parade, IBCA BBQ cook-off, family events & more. You will be entertained by Dalton Domino, Mike & The Moonpies, and Wade Bowen

Eisenhower Birthday Celebration

Denison

October 13

Celebrate Dwight Eisenhower's birth in Denison, Texas, with a free musical performance, military vehicles, activities, and free Birthplace House tours.

Harvest Moon Celebration

Comfort

October 19

Harvest Moon Celebration is an old world festival celebrating the end of summer and the natural world, with a full day of entertainment, demonstrations, nature workshops, kids' activities, music, great food, and craft vendors. Last Chance Forever hosts exciting bird of prey demonstrations and an owl walk after dark. Prepare to dance the evening away with Graham Warwick and his band. New in 2018 is dark-sky star gazing in our mobile observatory.

Formula 1 United States Grand Prix

Del Valle

October 19 - 21

Cheer on Ferrari, Mercedes, Red Bull, McLaren, Haas and more at the only purpose-built F1 track in the United States. Also to entertain you will be Bruno Mars and Britney Spears.

Dallas Fan Days

Dallas

October 19 - 21

This event is one of the best comics, sci-fi, horror, anime and gaming events in Texas, filled with exciting family-friendly activities, celebrity and comic guests, and much more! The pop culture extravaganza is host to tens of thousands of fans.

Benbrook Heritage Fest

Benbrook

October 20

This 12th annual is featuring Sallie's School of Dance, Dixie Cloggers, and Ballet Folklorico de Fort Worth. Plus, food trucks, arts and crafts vendors, an authentic chuck wagon and festive games. Heritage Fest celebrates diversity, culture, and community, this event has something for everyone to enjoy.

Food & Wine Fest

Fredericksburg

October 25-27

All the festivities you would expect will be at this food and wine event including Texas chef demos, Gargantuan Grape Toss, auction, and entertainment starting on Saturday.

Austin Film Festival

Austin

October 27-Nov 1

This film festival is recognized as one of the best in the country. It shines the spotlight on top billed films.

 

November Events & Festivals

Austin Celtric Festival

Austin

November 3 - 4

This is the largest annual gathering of Celts in Central Texas with four stages of Irish, Scottish and Breton music, dance, sports, storytelling, and more.

Big Star Texas Night

Burton

November 10

Enjoy awesome music by Sean Orr and a live performance by Texas music legend Dale Watson from 6pm to midnight, a mouthwatering steak/chicken dinner, plus auctions benefiting local scholarships and Chamber projects.

Magic Winter Lights

La Marque

November 16 - Jan 6

This festival is one of the largest holiday lighting events in Houston, and the largest lantern festival of its kind in the U.S. including eight fascinating themed sections: The Kingdom, The Village, The Dino, The East, Houston, The Globe, and the festival's newest sections - The Ice and The Sea.

 

December Events & Festivals

Tropical Christmas

Rockport

December 1

This 14th annual extravaganza kicking off the holiday season with fun, festivities, fireworks and more.  Among the featured events are an illuminated night parade, children’s programs, live entertainment, specialty vendors, food trucks, and a visit with “Tropical Santa”.

Holidays at the Heard

McKinney

December 14-15

Guests will see lights and holiday decor along a half mile Heard nature trail. In keeping with the Heard's role as a nature preserve, this light display is designed to enhance, rather than overpower, the sanctuary's natural beauty.

 

 

 

 

 

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