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.

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

Old Settlers Music Festival

 

December Events & Festivals

Trans Pecos Big Buck Tournament

Van Horn

December 1 - 16

For the 27th year hunters will be swarming to Van Horn to find the elusive mule deer. This event is to inform and educate the public on wildlife management.

Santa's Wonderland

College Station

December 1 - December 30

This isi a Texas style Christmas celebration featuring real Texas snow, horse and carriage rides, toboggan races, live music, Wonderland Winery, shopping, petting zoo, classic Christmas movies, and millions of holiday lights.

The Polar Express Train

Palestine

December 1 - December 28

This holiday event features lights, tinsel, garland and characters to excite all ages. This is an adventure from the minute you board the train to the North Pole.

Dallas Zoo Lights Presented by Reliant

Dallas

December 1 - January 1

There will be one million twinkling lights, silk covered lanterns in the shape of your favorite animals, and more light displays and festivities for the entire family.

Christmas Capital of Texas

Grapevine

December 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

December 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

December 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.

Chrismas at the Silos

Waco

December 6 - 7

This 4th annual event will include a concert with Shane & Shane and Phil Wickham, a concert with Drew and Ellie Holcomb, ice skating, photos with Santa, and more! Start a new holiday tradition at the silos. 

Tropical Christmas

Rockport

December 7

 

This is a day-long extravaganza kicking off the holiday season with fun, festivities, fireworks and more. There will be an illuminated night parade, children's programs, live entertainment, specialty vendors, food trucks, a visit with "Tropical Santa," and real snow and sledding opportunities for kids. Topping off the annual event will be a spectacular, fireworks display over the harbor.

Dickens on the Strand

Galveston

December 6 - 8

This 3-day holiday event parades, non-stop entertainment on six stages, strolling carolers, roving magicians, jugglers, and many more entertainers.

Rock 'n' Roll Marathon

San Antonio

December 7 - 8

This is a half marathon as well as a full popular marathon with an expo and live music.

Oma's Christmas Craft Fair

Boerne

December 7 - 8

At this event you will see everything from handcrafted clothing to homemade jellies to custom arts and crafts. This marks their 35th year.

Austin Music Video Festival

Austin

December 10 - 14

This film festival in its fifth year celebrates hundreds of international videos and world premieres.

Trail of Lights

Austin

December 10 -23

This is the 55th year that Austin's largest holiday tradition will be on display with 60 displays, 2 million lights, a Ferris wheel and live music.

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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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