Upcoming Texas Music Festivals & Events Near Me

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.

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


Read Texas Outside's Reviews & Articles About These Festivals

Christmas Lights on Sons Island

December Events & Festivals

Christmas on the Island
A beautiful tropical trail of lights plus live music, pictures with Santa, cozy campfires, and good deserts and drinks
Festival of Angels
This festival incorporates all of your favorite holiday happenings all in one night! A Lighted Night Parade, Blue Santa Fundraiser, Pictures with Santa, Sounds of the season from local music groups, Food and Craft Sales, Mt. Schertz and much more!

Christmas Stroll
Begin your holiday season with some jolly, family-friendly fun at the 37th Annual Christmas Stroll located in historic downtown.
Dickens on the Strand
This event was established in 1974 and set against the historical backdrop of Galveston's Strand, participants come to witness and relive the Charles Dickens era.
Magical Winter Lights
La Marque
1 - Jan 2
Ring in the Holidays with the whole family at this year's festival which will feature six themed sections including Magical Wonderland, Mystical Forest, Santa's Christmas Village, Dinosaur Land, Mystery of the East, The Lone Star State, Landmarks of the World and Holiday Market Square.
Waco Wonderland
This kickoff weekend begins with which includes a tree lighting, fireworks, Ferris Wheel, snow tube hill, carriage and train rides and holiday entertainment!
Jingle on the Boardwalk
Visitors of all ages can celebrate the start of the holiday season with a variety of fun and festive activities including Santa's Workshop, a snow patch, holiday performances, special viewings of "Frozen," "Elf" and "How the Grinch Stole Christmas," musical performances and more.
Tour of Historic Homes
For this 8th annual event you will enjoy Brisket Brunch, Cue Course, 30+ BBQ joints, live music, cocktails, cold beer, and outdoor games.
Santa Shootout
This shootout gives go-kart racers and their families an opportunity to compete during the normal "off season", while providing them an exciting indoor race that few, at the time had ever experienced.
Sunset Santa 5K & Festival
Join in on the fun at this 4th annual event which includes shopping with one day discounts for runners.
Christmas Boat Parade
This event features hundreds of lighted and decorated boats that cruise down Galvaston bay.
Trail of Lights
The Trail of Lights has expanded to more than 40 displays, 2 million lights and holiday activities that create countless memories.
Wild West Victorian Fest
This festival features Queen Victoria hosting a Retro-Futuristic Adventure set in the 1800's.
RAM Texas Circuit Finals Rodeo
The best cowboys and cowgirls compete for top honors and spectators will enjoy seven rodeo events (bareback riding, bull riding, saddle bronc riding, steer wrestling, team roping, tie-down roping and barrel racing) along with the fan favorite Mutton Bustin'.
New Years Eve Celebration
This all-day family event where guests can ring in the New Year with fun activities and live entertainment throughout the day, followed by a breathtaking fireworks display over the bay at 10 p.m. Don't forget to make your reservations for the New Year's Eve Fireworks Dinner Cruise aboard the Boardwalk FantaSea to sail into the new year.


January Events & Festivals



February Events & Festivals

Iron Cowboy

25th Anniversary of the world’s elite bull riders going head to head with the top ranked bucking bulls Iron Cowboy is a PBR Major.


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


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