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


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July Events & Festivals

Kaboom Town


July 3

For over 30 years Kaboom Town has been named among the best fireworks show in the country.

Arlington 4th of July


July 4

Experience one of the oldest and largest celebrations in Texas.

Flower Mound Independent Fest

Flower Mound

July 4

Performances from local band 'Mark Tyson and the Whisky Pilots', plus crowd favorite 'Le Freak.'Also there will be a vintage car show, a showcase of local businesses, food and drinks for the whole family, and a completely FREE Kid's Zone complete with bounce houses, face painting, and more.

43rd Annual Schertz Jubilee


July 4

Schertz is proud to host the 4th of July Jubilee, one of South Texas' largest tributes to freedom and the men & women who serve in the armed forces!  Complete with live musical entertainment, a downtown parade, 'Let Freedom Run' 5K, kid's carnival, hand-made crafts, and festival food, Jubilee offers something for the whole family.
And what would the Fourth of July be without the rockets red glare? Schertz is proud to be the home of the only annual Star Spangled Spectacular...the perfect way to end a celebration.

Rockin the River

Ft Worth

July 7 - Aug 11

Either float up to the stage or drive in to enjoy this annual music event with 30 bands over six weeks.

Marfa Film Festival


July 11-15

Be a part of the flood of people to invade this tiny town to experience the more than 50 films, shorts, music videos, and more.

Route 66 Festival


July 12-16

There is a car show, art show, and more for you to have a great time.

Sister Cities Festival


July 13-15

Join in the fun where you'll find over 200 exhibitors representing 60 cities from all over Mexico offering their native wares such as talavera, leather goods, hand-crafted jewelry, amazing food and more.

NAACP Convention

San Antonio

July 14-18

Over five days, the NAACP will hold hundreds of events ranging from policy discussions on the latest political issues, a hip-hop summit including many of today's top stars and an exciting interactive career fair.

Balloon & Music Festival


July 20-21

There will be balloon glows, tethered balloon rides, live music, monster truck rides, food vendors, kid zone, and more.

Salado Legends


July 21 & 28

This outdoor play with 115 cast and crew members in the epic tale that the Library of Congress called "a record of life in America at the end of the 19th century."

Pari-Mutuel Horse Racing


July 21-22

Enjoy horse racing at the Fairgrounds’ Class 3 track. Pick your favorites for quarter horse and thoroughbred racing as well as special races, trials, and futurities.

Kueckelhan Rodeo


July 26-28

This event is one of the most entertaining and exciting events that takes place in Fannin County each year and has been entertaining folks for over 50 years.

Great Mosquito Festival


July 26-28

Enjoy three fun filled days with great entertainment, food, contests, petting zoo, and so much more.

Dripping Springs Fair & Rodeo

Dripping Springs

July 27-29

Showcasing the finest in rodeo skills, food and drink, beer, live music and entertainment. Bring your entire family out to enjoy arts and crafts vendors and kids activities!

UGRA River Clean Up


July 28-29

Join the volunteers in this 15th annual community event to remove trash from the Guadalupe River and raise awareness about the problem of litter in the community.

Open Water Swim Challenge & Aquathlon

Cedar Park

July 29

The Open Water Swim Challenge & Aquathlon offers multiple racing options. Whether you are an athlete new to multisport or an experienced triathlete training for an Iron Distance race, they haveyou covered!


August Events & Festivals

Texas International Fishing Tournament

South Padre Island

August 3-5

TIFT is open to anglers of all ages and levels of experience. And remember, when it comes to big catches, luck often wins over skill! This is the largest fishing tournament in Texas.

Salado Legends


August 4

This outdoor play with 115 cast and crew members in the epic tale that the Library of Congress called "a record of life in America at the end of the 19th century."

Chamber of Commerce Fish Fest Family Tournament


August 9-10

This fishing fundraiser by Palacios Chamber of Commerce provides a shrimp boil for the participants that enter the tournament the day before plus hot dogs for the kids. Learn about the different categories in the fishing tournament.

Big Bend Ranch Rodeo


August 10-11

This rodeo demonstrates the everyday work that goes on a working cattle ranch by working ranch cowboys. You will see bronc riding, cattle sorting, cattle doctoring, cow milking, calf branding.

Pari-Mutuel Horse Racing


August 11-12 & 25-26

Enjoy horse racing at the Fairgrounds’ Class 3 track. Pick your favorites for quarter horse and thoroughbred racing as well as special races, trials, and futurities.

Texas Ranch Round Up

Wichita Falls

August 17-18

This 38th annual event shows events at the cattle roundups of the late 1800s and early 1900s, which tells us about the hard work of true cowboys at 10 Texas ranches.

Hotter 'n Hell Hundred

Wichita Falls

August 23-26

This is the largest single-day 100-mile bicycle ride in the nation—and one of the largest in the world.

Tiny House Jamboree


August 23-26

This Jamboree is the destination for enthusiasts, lifestyle advocates, industry professionals and those interested in the simple lifestyle, delivering and celebrating the best that simple living has to offer: mindful practices, eco-friendly products and services, and of course, one-of-a-kind tiny houses and small living structures.

Becker Vineyard Annual Grape Stomp


August 25-26

Have fun toasting the end of harvest season by making wine the old-fashioned way.

Flip Flop Festival

Port Lavaca

August 31-Sept 2

Join in the fun for the 9th Annual Flip Flop Festival at the Bayfront Peninsula Labor Day Weekend where you will be entertained with live music all weekend.


September Events & Festivals

Becker Vineyard Annual Grape Stomp


September 1-2

Have fun toasting the end of harvest season by making wine the old-fashioned way.

Rhymes & Vines


September 19-22

Great music, camping, hanging out with othe music fans. If you like Texas country music then you have to attend this festival!
The annual event, benefiting the No. 1 British Flying Training School Museum, draws thousands of aviation enthusiasts, to enjoy a full day of events and attractions. There are activities and events for all ages ranging from a kids' zone to static displays of military, vintage and new aircraft.

Texas Reds Steak & Grape Festival


September 28-30

Nothing but fun at this event with 25 Texas wineries, 12 Texas craft breweries, food vendors, steak & egg brunch, Saturday night steak dinner and live music Friday & Saturday.


October Events & Festivals

Cuero Turkeyfest


October 12-14

Enjoy 3 days of family fun with live music, food, turkey race, parade, IBCA BBQ cook-off, family events & more. You will be entertained by Dalton Domino, Mike & The Moonpies, and Wade Bowen





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