Upcoming Texas Music Festivals & Events

Larry Joe Taylor Music FestivalHere 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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  • 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

 

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February Events & Festivals

SPI Kite Fest

South Padre Island

February 1 - February 2

You don't want to miss this event to see kitefliers from all over the United States that will bring their magnificent ‘show kites’ that will be on display throughout the day.

Stock Show and Rodeo

Fort Worth

February 1 - February 9

Over a million people attend this for the nations oldest livestock show for an indoor rodeo.

Stock Show and Rodeo

San Angelo

February 1 - February 17

You will be able to see rough stock events like bull riding, saddle bronc riding, and bare back riding. There will also be team roping, steer wrestling and womens barrel racing.

Civil War Reenactment

Canton

February 2 - 3

Relive history at the Battle for Old Mill Station Civil War Reenactment in conjunction with the 9th Texas Infantry, one of the oldest Civil War reenactment units in Texas, presents a weekend of Civil War Reenactments along with a living history.

Kerrville Renaissance Festival

Kerrville

February 2 - 3

Enjoy the food, games, Birds of Prey Show, The Great Rhondini Escape Artist, and so much more fun.

Laredo Birding Festival

Laredo

February 6 - 9

This is the 7th annual festival which offers attendees the chance to observe hundreds of species in the beautiful South Texas ranch land.

Slim fOUr

Terlingua

February 7

 

All are welcome to honor this legendary star who loved playing The Starlight. A great lineup this year includes Guy Forsyth, Bill Kirchen, Wood & Wire and more.

San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo

San Antonio

February 7 -24

Beginning in 1949, this Stock Show & Rodeo has become one of the largest and most prestigious single events in the city, with over 2 million visitors each year.

South Padre Island Chili Expo

South Padre

February 8

SPICE is for all who love a good pot of chili, a big batch of beans, great music, and helping a GREAT cause! Join them at Louie's Backyard.

Carnaval Brasileiro

Austin

February 9

Join in the largest carnaval celebration outside of Brazil with parades, samba drums, performers, exotic costumes, and the enthusiasm of visitors.

Luckenbach Hug-In-And Valentine Ball

Luckenbach

February 15 -16

It's time for folks to get "Back to the Basics of Love".  Gary P. Nunn will be singing Saturday night along with Summer Dean for the Valentine's Ball. Dale Watson and Weldon Henson join the fun on Friday night with the "Give Me More Kisses" dance.

11th Street Cowboy Mardi Gras

Bandera

February 20 - 23

Enjoy live Cajun & Country music, Cajun food, gumbo cook off, costume contest, canine costume contest, parade, floats, horses, cowboys, feathers, masks, and lots of beads.

 

Cirque du Soleil Corteo

Cedar Park

February 20 -24

"It is a glorious amalgam of the earthy and the transporting, with a circle-of-life spin."

Mardi Gras, Nocona Style

Nocona

February 21 - 23

Come enjoy this family friendly event where there will be a bal with costumes, Cajun food and music, vendors, and activities.

 

Nacogdoches Film Festival

Nacogdoches

February 21-23

This 8th annual festival will focus on helping nurture the next generation of Texas filmmakers.

Whooping Crane Festival

Port Aransas

February 21-24

The festival is open to birders, photographers, families, and anyone who loves the outdoors and nature-related activities and who want to experience the return of the whooping crane to their wintering home.

No Idea Festival

Austin

February 21-24

This is the 16th annual improvised music festival which brings together musicians and sound artists from around the world for 3 nights and 2 afternoons in the fields of free improvisation, composition, installation, phonography, and sonic interventions.

Troutfest Texas

New Braunfels

February 22 - 24

Troutfest Texas is the largest event of its kind in Texas and brings out a crowd of over 3,000 people interested in fly fishing and preserving and protecting cold water fisheries.

Mardi Gras Galveston

Galveston

February 22 - March 5

This extravagance Mardi Gras celebration starts with the beads! More than 3 million beads will be thrown during the elaborate parades, headliner performances, family events, feasting and other festivities that come with Mardi Gras island style.

Charro Days

Brownsville

February 23 - March 3

This festival began71 years ago in the hearts of those boosters who wanted to lift their community's spirits during the Great Depression. Charro Days activities begin with the opening Grito to the end with colorful parades.

Houston Livestock & Rodeo

Houston

February 25 - March 17

The traditional trail rides begin the rodeo festivities when they arrive at Memorial Park. Great entertainers beginning with Kacey Musgraves and ending with Lyle Lovett & Robert Earl Keen and all the wonderful rodeo activities in between.

Mardi Gras Southeast Texas

Port Arthur

February 28 - March 3

Its all about fun with parades, concerts, food, street entertainment, arts and crafts, and more fun for the family. And yes, there will be beads!!

 

March Events & Festivals

Charro Days

Brownsville

March 1 - March 3

This festival began71 years ago in the hearts of those boosters who wanted to lift their community's spirits during the Great Depression. Charro Days activities begin with the opening Grito to the end with colorful parades.

Mardi Gras Galveston

Galveston

March 1 - March 5

This extravagance Mardi Gras celebration starts with the beads! More than 3 million beads will be thrown during the elaborate parades, headliner performances, family events, feasting and other festivities that come with Mardi Gras island style.

Houston Livestock & Rodeo

Houston

March 1 - March 17

The traditional trail rides begin the rodeo festivities when they arrive at Memorial Park. Great entertainers beginning with Kacey Musgraves and ending with Lyle Lovett & Robert Earl Keen and all the wonderful rodeo activities in between.

Rio Frio Fest

Concan

March 13 - 16

 

The Rio Frio Fest brings the best in Texas country & Americana music to the banks of the beautiful Frio River! There can't be a better setting than this!

Texas Ranger Day

Burton

March 16

Celebrate Burton's history and honor former and current Texas Rangers with a day full of activities including tasty food, live action by the Legends of the Texas Rangers, kids activities, music and more.

General Granbury's Birthday Bash

Granbury

March 16-17

Join in the fun at this Bash where there will be competition bean and bbq cookoff, food trucks, merchandise and commercial vendors, kids activities, parade and the epic out house race.

Dogwood Special Brunch Train

Palestine

March 24

Expand all of your senses with a scrumptious 3-course meal and a front row seat to the Dogwood Days springtime show of luminous white and pink dogwood blooms.

Larry Joe Taylor Music Festival

April Events & Festivals

Old Settler's Music Festival

Tilmon

April 11-14

This festival has brought the best of Roots & Americana music since 1987, camping with plenty of trees, unique hand crafted items for sale, kids activities, and food and drinks.
Old Settler's Music Festival

Sealy Spring Fest

Sealy

April 13

This is a celebration of the history of the many cultural groups that settled Texas. Games, music, dance, and demonstrations are reminiscent of life in the late 1800s. Demonstrations are ongoing throughout the day and include beekeeping, raising chickens, gardening, candle making and more.

Big Bunny Sighting Aboard Texas State Railroad

Palestine

April 13 and April 20

There has been a BIG bunny sighting in Texas, and this ain't just anybunny, it's somebunny really special! The Easter Egg Express offers the whole family a fun time. 

Larry Joe Taylor's Music Festival

Stephenville

April 22 - 27

If you have never been to one of LJT's festivals then you are missing out on a very fun experience and you need to make plans to attend this his 31st. You will enjoy some of the best singer/songwriters in Texas as well as some new up and coming talent. Don't miss this event!!

Fiddlers Frolics

Hallettsville

April 25 - 28

 

The fun begins with the best Fidders from Texas and across the country competing for over $20,000 in prize money. It starts with a Jam Session, Cajun Fun night, Freshman and Senior Division featuring some very talented fiddlers from all ages, another barbecue cook-off with live music, food, arts and crafts and more. Ending with the announcement of the Texas State Champion Fiddler.

 

Waltstock and Barrel 2019 Music Festival

May Events & Festivals

Maydelle "Educational" Turntable Runs

Palestine

May 2 and May 16

 

Texas State Railroad offers school groups a fun and educational outing to view this rare example of railroad technology demonstrates how a steam locomotive was turned around, using only compressed air, over 130 years ago.

Off The Rails Country Music Fest

Frisco

May 4 -5

 

After a year hiatus Off the Rails 2019 lineup is scheduled and includes Luke Bryan, Jake Owen, Sam Hunt, the Eli Young Band, Aaron Watson, and Lauren Alaina, and that's just for starters.

Vintage steam locomotives are the time machines that take you through the celebrated Piney Woods, transitioning you to a period when steam was king and diesel power was in its infancy.

 

 

 

 

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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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