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.

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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



Rhymes & Vines Music Festival

September Events & Festivals

Big Barn Dance
Taos, NM


Join in the fun at this 15th annual event where fans can look forward to experiencing some of the best Folk and Americana music around while enjoying the natural beauty that only New Mexico can offer.
Sonic Transmission Festival
Austin's premier underground music festival announces this year's artist program featuring rare and unique collaborations showcasing over 35 local and international artists from Austin to Norway to Colombia.
Antique Alley Texas
Since 1999 six participating communities host vendors, festival food proprietors including an assortment of yard sales, church & school fundraisers.
SchertzQ Grillin in the Burbs
So much more than your backyard BBQ, SchertzQ will fill the air with delicious grilling flavor from competitive barbequers from all over Texas with 100 teams to compete in an IBCA Sanctioned BBQ Cook-Off.
Texas Red Steak & Grape Festival
Join in on the fun at this 11th annual festival which will feature over 25 of the Lone Star State’s most popular wineries as well as craft beer breweries, live music, a steak cook-off, artisans, food vendors, and the popular Kids Zone.
State Fair of Texas
29 - Oct 22
Choose one of the itineraries to fit your likes including: family fun, animal encounters, arts & entertainment, or foodie. There is something for everyone.
Texas Renaissance Festival
Todd Mission

30- Nov 26


Heroes and villains of history and literature is this year’s newest themed weekend. This 43rd annual festival includes nine themed weekends at the 16th-century European village’s 60 acres.

Tommy Alverson Music Festival

October Events & Festivals

State Fair of Texas
Choose one of the itineraries to fit your likes including: family fun, animal encounters, arts & entertainment, or foodie. There is something for everyone.
Sandcastle Festival
South Padre
30 years ago this event was founded and became an annual beach dweller favorite as a way to demonstrate the magical sculpting qualities of South Padre Island sand and to educate those attendees about the destructive impact trash can have on Texas’ beaches, coastline, and ocean wildlife.
Tommy Alverson's Family Gathering
Mineral Wells
If you have not attended one of these in the past then you are missing out. Great music, great setting, great people, and the name "family gathering" says it all!
Gruene Wine and Music Fest
Join the fun for a weekend full of wine and beer tasting, tasty food, prize giveaways, and live music featuring Asleep at the Wheel, Jack Ingram, Seth James Band and many more!
HOT Fair & Rodeo
Over the past the Fair & Rodeo has offered Central Texas a place to come and support the community while enjoying the sights, sounds and smells that make the Heart O' Texas Fair & Rodeo what it is!
Make sure you attend this free festival featuring Casey Donahue, Roger Creager and many more. Bring cash for food and drinks.
A Harvest of Quilts


This event is to promote the knowledge and understanding of all aspects of quilting, provide opportunities for continuing education among those interested in quilting, and to provide service to the community. 
Food, drinks, dancing, and music on four stages all weekend for this 37th annual Oktoberfest in the real German town.
Waco Arts Fest
This is a multi event with Arts Fest, Music Fest, Word Fest, Film Fest, Dance Fest, and Science Fest.
Magnolia Silobration
This is a vendor fair of more than 90 artisan and food trucks from around the country.
Antique Fair and Wine Festival
Enjoy the 7th annual Paris event and a rare visit to the historic Gibraltar Hotel.
Sundown on the Square
Family friendly festival around the historic downtown square! Featuring Texas musicians, Tejas Brothers, local food vendors, beverages for all ages, children's activities, shopping, art exhibits and much more!
Texas Rose Festival
Tyler's Texas tradition since 1933...with a coronation and a parade that is a must to see for all ages.
Lonestar Roundup
It is a four-day, three-night western adventure that will go to support the many programs and services MSAA offers to help people affected by multiple sclerosis. Event organizer is jgaynor@mymsaa.org.
Formula 1 Grand Prix
Justin Timberlake and Stevie Wonder to perform at this year's big event at the Circuit of Americas. World-class racing and entertainment combine for the can't-miss party of the year.
Trunk or Treat
Bring your little goblins and ghouls for a safe evening of trick-or-treating, a costume contest, spooky hay rides, pumpkin patch pictures, a Halloween maze & much more! Activities are from 5:00-9:00 PM. 


November Events & Festivals

Texas Monthly BBQ Fest
For this 8th annual event you will enjoy Brisket Brunch, Cue Course, 30+ BBQ joints, live music, cocktails, cold beer, and outdoor games.
7th Annual Winterfest


The Winterfest event has crafts, gifts, and music, and it's fun for the whole family.








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