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.

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Read Texas Outside's Reviews & Articles About These Festivals

Larry Joe Taylor Music Festival

April Events & Festivals

Tyler County Dogwood Festival


April 1 - April 6

This festival is the oldest outdoor historical festival in the south. Enjoy the live bluegrass, gospel, and country music, trail rides, parade, rodeo, play and fireworks.

Montgomery County Fair and Rodeo


April 1 - April 7


If you enjoy great Texas country music concerts, CPRA rodeos, and carnivals then this 10 day event is for you.

Food and Wine Festival

Fort Worth

April 4 - 7

This North Texas festival offers a growing roster of talented chefs, craft brewers, and winners with a wide range of tastes, styles and methods.

Fiddle Fest


April 5 - 7

For 20 years fiddlers have been coming to Llano to enjo the fiddle concer, fiddle tricks, and a fiddle contest.

Scarborough Renaissance Festival


April 6 - May 27

This festival is set back in the time of King Henry VII offers arts, crafts, vendors, food, and entertainment.

Heart of Texas Airshow


Aprpil 6 - 7

The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds entertain with a military jet tearm, warbirds, wing walkers, a stellar performer line up, and nonstop aviation action in the air and on the ground.

Thin Line Film Festival


April 10 - 14

This is a fun festival with international documentaries, national multi-genre live music acts, and photographers exhibit their talents

Old Settler's Music Festival


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.

Main Street Arts Festival

Fort Worth

April 11 - 14

This 34th annual festival celebrates the sights, sounds, and tastes of the highest ranking arts festival in Texas. This 27 block area features 223 artist from across the US, chart topping entertainers, Texas food, and arts and crafts activities.

Art Car Parade


April 11 - 14

This 32nd annual parade has more than 250 moving works of art with entries from 23 states, Mexico, and Canada.

Wild Woman Weekend


April 12 - 13

Enjoy food and art tours, silent auctions, plant sales, shopping, live entertainment, karaoke, dancing, a 5K, yoga, painting classes, wine and chocolate pairings, self defense classes, taco and tequila experience, and mixology classes.

Bluebonnet Festival


April 12-14

This is a celebration of the Texas state flower. Featured activities include live music, kids' carnivals, beer gardens, and the annual wiener dog race through Burnet's Historic Square.

Sealy Spring Fest


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.

Folk Fest

New Braunfels

April 13 - 14

Life in early Texas is demonstrated by costumed interpreters with chuckwagon champion Donnie Demoin demonstrating how cowboys were fed on the trail. lost of hands on kids activities from the 19th century.

Big Bunny Sighting Aboard Texas State Railroad


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. 

Antique Alley


April 19 - 21

This is an award winning treasure hunt which began in 1999 as a sidewalk sale. This sale covers 30 miles and 7 town and places in between.

Larry Joe Taylor's Music Festival


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!!

Birdiest Festival in America

Corpus Christi

April 24 - 28

At this festival you have the option for a guided birding field trip to regional birding hot spots, wading spots, and private ranches. Also you can enjoy birding photography workshops.

Fiddlers Frolics


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.

Plano ArtFest


April 26 - 27

This festival provides live music, contemporary art installations, local arts group performances, a makers market, chalk art, and kid zone.

Granbury Wine Walk


April 26 - 27

While you can stroll downtown Granbury with your favorite merlot in hand any day, only during the Granbury Wine Walk can you sample as many as fifteen wines. And if you like one, purchase a glass or bottle. The tenth annual Granbury Wine Walk is the place to experience the authentic character of Texas through its wine, food, music and art.

Original Lobster Festival

El Paso

April 26 - 28


This Festival provides Fresh Live Maine Lobster and dance away the calories to a variety of popular artists throughout the day. Enjoy tasty eats in the food court, take a Free Souvenir E-Photo, check out the Arts & Crafts booths, midway games and carnival rides, and sip on adult beverages (beer, wine, specialty drinks. There is something for everyone, including kids, Magic Show Face Painting, Inflatable Bounces, Kid Rides and Games.

Texas Sandfest

April 26 - 28

Port Aransas

This is a large master sand sculpting competition for family fun. There will be 18 world class master sculptors creating sand masterpieces. There will also be amateur contests and lessons for those who want to participate.

Denton Arts and Jazz Festival


April 26 - 28

There are 7 stages and 3,000 performers to perform the best in jazz, pop, rhythm and blues.

Fortress Festival

Fort Worth

April 27 - 28

This premier music festival is in its 3rd year and has become the premier music festival in North Texas with celebration of music, art, and culture.


Waltstock and Barrel 2019 Music Festival

May Events & Festivals

Scarborough Renaissance Festival


April 6 - May 27

This festival is set back in the time of King Henry VII offers arts, crafts, vendors, food, and entertainment.


Ft Worth

May 2 - 5

This festival takes place along the Trinity River in the 33-acre Trinity Park, with live music, carnival rides, a petting zoo, performing arts, top-notch food and beverage, rock climbing, shopping, and more. There will be 40 bands performing on three stages, along with more than 40 performing groups on four additional stages.

Maydelle "Educational" Turntable Runs


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


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.

Waltstock & Barrel


May 16 - 18

This is a must!!! Not only do you get to enjoy some of the best Texas singer/songwriters perform in the beautiful hill country setting of Fredericksburg, but you will enjoy the good vibrations created by the host and hostess, the Wilkins, at this family friendly event.

Wildflower! Art and Music Festival


May 17 - 19

With 70,000 people in attendence at the small community in a local park. It got its name from the March through May celebration season when wildflowers blossom throughout the city. Wildflower! is now a three-day event that has grown to become one of North Texas' most recognized and anticipated music festivals.

Main Street Fest


May 17 - 19

This festival will feature a craft brew experience with 75 craft brews, premium Texas wines, live music and entertainment, delicious food, artisans, midway games, and a kidzone.

General Sam Houston Folk Festival


May 17 - 19

Each year, Huntsville's Sam Houston Memorial Museum and Homestead is transformed into an old town frontier settlement, complete with historical reenactments and demonstrators. Talk with historical characters and artisans in period clothing as they walk the home of Sam Houston and his family.

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.

Red White and Blue on the Falls


May 25

Swim, float & relax on Cypress Creek while listening to live music with your family & friends! Every Memorial Weekend they bring some of the best live music around, great munchies & some wonderful vendors to meet and shop with! $1 of every ticket sold will be donated to Hill Country Conservancy Non Profit Organization!  


Thomas Michael Riley Festival

June Events & Festivals

Thomas Michael Riley Music Festival


June 7 - 9

TMR is one of the most gregerious and prolific songwriter you will ever meet and it is apparent throughout this fun music festival. Don't miss seeing all the great Texas singer/songwriters at this 12 annual festival in the wonderful hill country town of Luckenbach.


Republic of Texas Biker Rally


June 13 - 16

This is the nation's largest biker event of its kind. The rally often referred to as ROT is held every June and 50 blocks in Austin are closed off for the rally as well as live music is held at the Travis County Expo Center.


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