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

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.
Fright Fest at Six Flags
Enjoy thrills and activities for the whole family throughout the day for a spooky time and come back for a truly frightening evening of fun.
Autumn at the Arboretum
1 - Nov 30
You will enjoy one-acre Pumpkin Village in the Pecan Grove, featuring artful arrangements of thousands of pumpkins, gourds, squash, bales of hay and cornstalks with the 150,000 fall blooms.
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. 
Austin City Limits Music Festival



The gigantic ACL Festival is back and bigger than ever with many improvements including redrawing the map to include Zilker Park.
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.
Kerr County Celtic Festival and County Highland Games

Enjoy and celebrate your Celtic heritage with song and dance, and Scottish athletics. There will be artisans with their arts and crafts. Archery, music, dancing, and Pipes and Drums. Sample the food, activities, and history of the Celtic Nations.

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.
Nocona Nights Music Festival
A first-class showcase for Texas and Oklahoma music held at Daddy Sam's Saloon in downtown Nocona.
Smokin Blues & BBQ Festival
Sanctioned BBQ competition and live music featuring some great blues musicians.
Speedway Southern Challenge
A great weekend of fun racing.
South Street Art Festival
The longest running art festival will have live music from local and regional bands performing all weekend long.
Fiddle Festival and Contest
A weekend of Western Swing music featuring the best fiddle players in the country and two great concerts!
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.
Texas Arts and Music Festival
The second annual Texas Arts and Music Festival features will have live music, street artists, food trucks, art village, film, and craft beer tastings. Throughout the festival, artists will paint works of art on exterior walls in Historic Downtown Brenham.
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.
Pickin' and Grinnin' Festival
Featuring Jeff Robertson & Friends, His Harmony, Williamson Branch, Blue Mafia,
Little Roy & Lizzy Show, Vickie Vaughn Band, Edgar Loudermilk, Kristy Cox, and Catahoula Drive.
Austin Film Festival
26 - Nov 2

Austin Film Festival is all about the art and craft of storytelling by inspiring the work of writers, filmmakers, and all artists who use written and visual language to tell a story.

Island Oktoberfest
This 36th annual event is a free, two day family fun time. There will be entertainment, wine tasting, arts & crafts, and other activities.
Food & Wine Festival
Mount Vernon
The evening begins with aperitifs passed as you arrive and enjoy the live music of Swinghouse then enjoy a satisfying salad followed by delectable vegetables and a delicious entree followed by dessert all under the stars
Cowboy Gathering and Western Swing Festival
Ft Worth
This celebration of the nation's premier western heritage event has been voted Best Gathering and Best Family Events by the readers of American Cowboy Magazine.
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. 
Ft Worth Alliance Air Show
Ft Worth
The air show will be featuring the U.S. Navy Blue Angels


November Events & Festivals

International Chili Championships
For half a century, the former mining outpost has hosted up to 20,000 chiliheads vying to help crown the year's best chili. Attendees get in the spirit all week long by camping in tents and RVs, and enjoying live music nightly.
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.
Magical Winter Lights
La Marque
10 - Jan 2
Ring in the Holidays with the whole family at this year's festival which will feature six themed sections including Magical Wonderland, Mystical Forest, Santa's Christmas Village, Dinosaur Land, Mystery of the East, The Lone Star State, Landmarks of the World and Holiday Market Square.
7th Annual Winterfest


The Winterfest event has crafts, gifts, and music, and it's fun for the whole family.
POP Austin International Art Show
For the fourth year in a row, POP Austin will showcase some of the world’s most talented multimedia artists, featuring work from 41 artists, including over 20 new featured artists as well as six Austin locals.


December Events & Festivals

Magical Winter Lights
La Marque
1 - Jan 2
Ring in the Holidays with the whole family at this year's festival which will feature six themed sections including Magical Wonderland, Mystical Forest, Santa's Christmas Village, Dinosaur Land, Mystery of the East, The Lone Star State, Landmarks of the World and Holiday Market Square.
Tour of Historic Homes
For this 8th annual event you will enjoy Brisket Brunch, Cue Course, 30+ BBQ joints, live music, cocktails, cold beer, and outdoor games.




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