Upcoming Texas Music Festivals & Events

Because of the situation that we all are facing, certainly many, if not all, of the events in our calendar are now cancelled. We will try to update the calendar after a few weeks when we have a better idea of the state of our country's health and how we must proceed with our interactions.

Stay safe and we look forward to seeing you at future 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

 

 

March Events & Festivals

Sherwood Forest Faire

McDade

March 1 - April 19

This is a locally owned medieval-style village nestled in the Lost Pines section of Central Texas with over 100 permanent buildings on 25 acres, where there will be full contact jousting, falconry, fire juggling, knife throwing, 10+ live bands, comedy, sword fighting, and a castle siege..

Livestock Show and Rodeo

Houston

March 3 - 22

This 2 week event will showcase everything from carnival rides, nightly concerts, and championship rodeo competitions.

Dallas Blooms Festival

Dallas

March 3 - April 12

Dallas Arboretum presents "The Sounds of Spring" and is the largest annual floral festival in the Southwest.

Spring Frio Family Camp

Concan

March 6 - 10

With the start of a new year, there has never been a more perfect time to explore the great outdoors with those who matter most and create memories that will last a lifetime. The Camp will combine beloved camp classics like s'mores making and campfire storytelling with more unique activities, including hayrides, rock climbing, kayaking and more. While the kids burn out their energy, adults can unwind at a bounce house happy hour and relax during craft beer and wine tastings.  For more information, contact [email protected].

Fort Clark Days

Brackettville

March 6 - 7

This family friendly annual event celebrates the Fort and features artisans with handmade products for sale.

It's My Park Day

Austin

March 7

Everyone enjoys a beautiful park so let's join the thousands of volunteers to improve and transform parks, trails, and greenbelts by tree mulching, root collar clearing, habitat restoration, trail maintenance, and more.

Nature Day

Lake Jackson

March 7

At Sea Center Texas you can learn about the great outdoors and visit with exhibitors and organizations in the area.

Spring Break at the Pioneer Museum

Fredericksburg

March 9 -14

Enjoy the presenters including Texas Rangers, frontier campouts, handcraft, cornhusk doll making, and chuck wagon cooking.

Nederland Heritage Festival

Nederland

March 10 - 15

This community event features a carnival, costumed characters, music and the Cuisine Walk along Boston Avenue.

Rio Frio Fest

Concan

March 11 - 15

Great venue with outstanding music such as Stoney LaRue, William Clark Green, Parker McCollum, Chris Knight and so many more.

The Best Little Cowboy Gathering in Texas

La Grange

March 12 - 14

At this cowboy gathering there is cowboy poetry, a singer/songwriter showcase, horse demonstrations, a bbq cookoff, mutton bustin, arts and crafts, children's events, and musical performances.

Llano Earth Art Fest

Llano

March 13 - 16

On the banks of the Llano River you will see over 6,000 people for this Art Fest which is the World Rock Stacking Championships. Try your hand at stacking rocks.

South by Southwest

Austin

March 13 - 22

This annual music event is 10 days of concerts, screenings, panels, parties, and other events in Austin.

St Patrick's Day Parade

Surfside Beach

March 14

At this annual event there will be a parade down the beach, free beads, and candy thrown from the floats, costume contests, a social and fundraisers.

Luck O' the Pup Flyball Tournament

Kerrville

March 14 - 15

This is a fast-paced, relay drag race which welcomes all breeds. Four dogs run as a team in a relay with two teams racing each other.

Rodeo Austin

Austin

March 14 - 28

This is Austin's largest annual rodeo which includes stock show, fair, and music concerts.

Campfire Gathering

Dripping Springs

March 16 -18

A luxury, resort style festival at Camp Lucy will feature entertainers such as Margo Price and Shakey Graves and many more. Camp Lucy also offers outdoor camp activities including fishing, archery, hatchet-throwing, horseback riding, and wine-tasting tours of the vineyards on site.

Madison Country Fair and Rodeo

Madisonville

March 19 - 28

Ten days of a county fair and 2 days of a rodeo means fun for the family and this supports local youth scholarships and other programs..

Dogwood Trails Celebration

Palestine

March 20 - April 5

Enjoy the delicate beauty of the dogwood trees in Davey Dogwood Park. A lot of activities surround this 82nd annual celebration including the Dogwood Days Train Ride.

Outlaws & Legends Music Festival

Abilene

March 20 - 21

You don't want to miss the 10th annual Outlaws & Legends Music Festival in Abilene - it's one of the best music festivals in Texas! A fun crowd, great setting, food and camping, and an excellent line-up that includes: Willie Nelson, Mark Powell, Cooder Graw, The Hamiltons, Kevin Fowler, Radney Foster, Jamie Richards, Jerrod Medulla, and more!

International Friendship Festival

Eagle Pass

March 20 - 28

There will be a downtown parade, carnival, Abrazo Ceremony, Noches Mexicanas.

Hip-Hop Cowboys Spring Rodeo

Mesquite

March 21

There will be blues and hip-hop concerts as well as your traditional rodeo events like bull riding, team roping, barrel racing, tie-down roping, and more.

Riverside Ride

Victoria

March 21

You can choose from four different routes which includes a a challenging 100K through the rolling hills. There will also be a pancake breakfast for those arriving early.

Concert in the Cave

Boerne

March 21

What an experience to listen to contemporary acoustic music, soaring vocal harmonies, and a percussive tribal/world-beat vibe performed on an unusual mix of ancient and modern instruments in the Cave Without a Name.

Brew on the Bayou

Lake Jackson

March 21

While you are brew tasting, enjoying live music, and the food trucks you can explore the Gulf Coast Bird Observatory's torch lit trails.

Tour of Corsicana Bike Race

Corsicana

March 21 - 22

This race winds throughout Navarro County and historic downtown over the original brick streets. This is a Texas premier time based stage race.

General Granbury Birthday Bash and Cook off

Granbury

March 21 - 22

Celebrate with craft food and shopping vendors, live music, activities, and free cake and ice cream. There is also an outhouse race. After all that you can watch Bull Riding on the Beach.

Big Mamou Cajun Festival

Grand Prairie

March 21 - 22

If you like Zydeco, swamp pop, and a whole lot of Cajun music then you need to attend this Creole style party.

World Golf Championships-Dell Technologies Match Play

Austin

March 25 - 29

Watch from a boat on Lake Austin or by land the world's top 60 professional golfers compete in this elite tournament.

Bon Temps Rouler Cajun Throwdown

Galveston

March 27 - 28

If you like spicy food in an island venue then this event is for you. There will be a variety of Cajun foods from up to 60 teams and live music.

Diamondback Jubilee and Rodeo

Lometa

March 27 - 28

This annual celebration includes rattlesnake exhibits, arts and crafts, food vendors, a carnival, live entertainment, a rodeo, team roping, a chili cook off, and a street dance.

Urban Music Fest

Austin

March 27 - 28

Join the music lovers at Auditorium Shores for this ultimate musical experience featuring past performances by icons like Chaka Khan and Dru Hill.

Matagorda Bay Birdfest

Palacios

March 27 - 29

For three days at this third annual festival you will enjoy birding tours, kayak tours, speaker sessions, book signings, vendors, art contest winners, children's events, a VIP dinner, and Parade of Birds.

Texas Hill Country Wine and Wildflower Journey

Fredericksburg

March 27 - April 12

This self guided tour takes you through the Hill Country and includes complimentary tastings and wine discounts at participating wineries.

The Texas Mile

Victoria

March 27 - 29

Drivers compete to see how fast they can go in their cars, trucks, and motorcycles to go in 1 mile.

Texoma Kids Fest

Denison

March 28

Downtown Denison will provide tons of family friendly activities, games and entertainment.

Southwest 100 Endurance Run

Fort Davis

March 28 - 29

This is a challenging race with breathtaking views coupled with rich history where you can run a 5K, 10K, 13.1M, 26.2M, 50M, 100M race.

 

 

April Events & Festivals

Dogwood Trails Celebration

Palestine

April 1 - 5

Enjoy the delicate beauty of the dogwood trees in Davey Dogwood Park. A lot of activities surround this 82nd annual celebration including the Dogwood Days Train Ride.

Texas Hill Country Wine and Wildflower Journey

Fredericksburg

April 1 - 12

This self guided tour takes you through the Hill Country and includes complimentary tastings and wine discounts at participating wineries.

Sherwood Forest Faire

McDade

April 1 - 19

This is a locally owned medieval-style village nestled in the Lost Pines section of Central Texas with over 100 permanent buildings on 25 acres, where there will be full contact jousting, falconry, fire juggling, knife throwing, 10+ live bands, comedy, sword fighting, and a castle siege..

Dallas Blooms Festival

Dallas

April 1 - 12

Dallas Arboretum presents "The Sounds of Spring" and is the largest annual floral festival in the Southwest.

Chili Fest

Snook

April 3 - 4

Chilifest draws in over 35,000 people each year and features performances from some of the biggest names in country music and rock. Their main purpose is to give back to local charities throughout the Brazos Valley and its surroundings areas while providing a unique festival
experience to everyone attending.

Wiggy Thump

Palestine

April 4

See Mark Chestnut and Whiskey Myers live for some great rock music presented by these great musicians.
For the 4th year, they are partnering with the Dallas Cowboys to honor active duty military, veterans, first responders and their families. It will be a day full of games, autographs, photo opportunities and family-friendly fun. Guests will have the chance to meet Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders and Dallas Cowboys Alumni, including Air Force veteran and three-time Super Bowl champion, Chad Hennings. They will also see active duty military and first responders compete in six official NFL Combine drills to see who will win bragging rights and the opportunity to announce a 2020 Cowboys Draft pick.

Burton Cotton Gin Festival

Burton

April 18

This 31st annual festival benefits, and celebrates the Oldest Operating Cotton Gin in America, in tiny Burton. This FREE family friendly event features a parade, music, contests, games, a petting zoo, arts, crafts, food, drink, and folklife vendors, a fun train, antique engines, classic car show & tractor pull.

Austin Food and Wine Festival

Austin

April 24 - 26

What a great festival where you can expect plenty of tastings, amazing restaurants with celebrated chefs, lots of beer, wine & spirits, Texas BBQ, live music, and a gourmet taco competition.

 

Waltstock and Barrel

 

May Events & Festivals

Waltstock and Barrel

Fredericksburg

May 13 - 16

This is a must go music and wine festival at Jellystone Park with amazing friends and fans there to be entertained by Walt Wilkens and the singer/songwriters he has gathered to serenade everyone under the big white tent.

Hot Luck Fest

Austin

May 21 - 24

This festival is a finger lickin and finger pickin good time with great food to eat and music to listen to for four full days of fun!

 

Thomas Michael Riley

 

June Events & Festivals

Thomas Michael Riley Music Festival

Luckenbach

June 5 - 7

This is a must go music and wine festival at Jellystone Park with amazing friends and fans there to be entertained by Walt Wilkens and the singer/songwriters he has gathered to serenade everyone under the big white tent.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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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