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.

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.

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  • 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

Inspire Film Festival

Old Settlers Music Festival

January Events & Festivals

Christmas Capital of Texas

Grapevine

January 1 - January 5

Be amazed at 1,400 Christmas events in 40 days, millions of lights, animated characters and more! Grapevine offers some of the most magical moments of the season with ICE at the Gaylord, North Pole Express, Scuba Diving with Santa, and so much more.

Magic Winter Lights

La Marque

January 1 - January 5

With over 6 million lights, upgraded installations, and interactive displays, the festival has eight themed lantern sections that will everyone of all ages fascinated. The festival features dinosaur exhibit with kid-friendly dinosaur rides, entertainment by Santa Claus & Mrs. Claus, the Ice Sisters, arts and crafts, carnival rides & games, and food.

Ice Land at Moody Gardens

Galveston

January 1 - January 12

2 million pounds of ice creates a festive journey around the world. You will see famous buildings like the Eiffel Tower and pyramids of Egypt. There also is Shivers Ice Bar where you can enjoy a festive drink.

A Tribute to Whitney Houston

Galveston

January 11 - 12

This two hour performance of many of Houston's greatest hits is led by Belinda Davids. The performances  will show how unforgettable Houston's music was and how it will live on forever.

Pax South 2020

San Antonio

January 17 - 20

This is the sixth edition of the annual celebration of gaming and pop culture.Tens of thousands of families and friends, both locals and travelers from around the world, converge in San Antonio to play hundreds of the most anticipated upcoming games from the biggest names in gaming, local rising-star developers, as well as creators from across the globe.

Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo

Fort Worth

January 17 - February 8

This event has been on going since 1896 and is still going strong with livestock and horse rodeo, kid friendly activities and exhibits, live music, carnival midway, and of course food.

MLK Grande Parade

Houston

January 20

"There is but one race, and that is the human race" . Legacy of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. with one of the largest single-day multicultural events that attracts 300,000 spectators.

Kerrville Renaissance Festival

Kerrville

January 24 - 26

February 1 - 2

To experience a fun-filled, family-friendly weekend of adventure, music, and romance attend this festival. Play games of skill, enjoy a giant turkey leg, shop for the unusual, and enjoy entertainers and musical acts on seven stages. 

SPI Kite Fest

South Padre Island

January 30 - February 1

The Fest begins indoors at the South Padre Island Convention Centre. you will need tickets as there is limited seating. The outdoor Kite Festival will be held on Friday & Saturday.

 

February Events & Festivals

Kerrville Renaissance Festival

Kerrville

February 1 - 2

To experience a fun-filled, family-friendly weekend of adventure, music, and romance attend this festival. Play games of skill, enjoy a giant turkey leg, shop for the unusual, and enjoy entertainers and musical acts on seven stages. 

Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo

Fort Worth

February 1 - February 8

This event has been on going since 1896 and is still going strong with livestock and horse rodeo, kid friendly activities and exhibits, live music, carnival midway, and of course food.

Austin RV Expo

Austin

February 13 -16

This annual event features 250,000 sq ft of RVs and RV accessoriesThis and garners 10,000-12,000 qualified attendees each show.

Sarofim Music Valentine Concert

Georgetown

February 14

A renowned guitarist and composer of flamenco and classical music, Adam del Monte inventively infuses traditional flamenco with other musical styles from around the globe to create a uniquely universal sound.Soundboard Magazine has described del Monte as “a well-known proponent of the ‘new flamenco,’” and perhaps “one of the most technically gifted guitarists in the business.”

Inspire Film Festival

Houston

February 14 - 17

Inspire Film Festival, in its 4th year, is a four-day experience dedicated to entertaining and inspiring audiences with films, speakers and events that celebrate the human spirit. This begins on the 14th and continues for four days with screenings, question and answer sessions, presentations and seminars featuring film producers and stars.

No Idea Festival

Austin

February 20 - 23

This 17th annual Festival brings together musicians and sound artists from across the US, Japan, Germany, Italy, Mexico, and Norway to Austin, Texas to collaborate for 3 nights and 2 afternoons in the fields of free improvisation, composition, free jazz, installation, noise, and sonic interventions

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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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