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.

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.

You should also check out:

  • 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

November Events & Festivals

Wurstfest

New Braunfels

November 2-11

Join the unique celebration of German culture and Texas fun with food, music, dancing, rides, games, and of course beer.

Austin Celtric Festival

Austin

November 3 - 4

This is the largest annual gathering of Celts in Central Texas with four stages of Irish, Scottish and Breton music, dance, sports, storytelling, and more.

Fossil Fest

Round Rock

November 3 - 4

"Cretaceous Sea!" - highlights fossils from in and around the Austin area. A fun and educational event for the whole family with fossil identifications, exhibits, demos, door prizes, a spin the Wheel of Fossils, a fossil Dig Pit and dealers from around the country selling fossils and fossil related material from around the world.

Austin Town

Angleton

November 4

This transformation recalls and celebrates the lives of pioneers who settled Colonial Texas from 1821 to 1832. Austin Town features character interpreters, demonstrators, sutlers, militia drill units, and period games. 

The 12 Days of Christmas

Dallas

Nov 9- Dec 31

This is the last year for this display at the arboretum so don't miss it. There will be 12 elaborately decorated Victorian gazebos where each depict a day in the Christmas carol along with festive music.

Big Star Texas Night

Burton

November 10

Enjoy awesome music by Sean Orr and a live performance by Texas music legend Dale Watson from 6pm to midnight, a mouthwatering steak/chicken dinner, plus auctions benefiting local scholarships and Chamber projects.

Veterans Day Parade and Concert

Fredericksburg

November 11

A celebration with marchings band,s vintage behicles and equipment, a fly over followed by a WWI era music concert.

Dallas Zoo Lights

Dallas

Nov 15 - Jan 5

The zoo turns into a winter wonderland with nearly a million lights after the animals have turned in for the night.

Winter Wonderland

Wimberley

November 16-17

Celebrating Thanksgiving and Christmas with decor including trees, wreaths, and centerpieces created by locals set the mood for the holiday music, refreshments and Santa.

Fam Fest

South Padre Island

November 16-18

This three-day event will feature outstanding artists, demonstrations, children’s art activities, live music, film, and local food and beverage discounts.

Magic Winter Lights

La Marque

November 16 - Jan 6

This festival is one of the largest holiday lighting events in Houston, and the largest lantern festival of its kind in the U.S. including eight fascinating themed sections: The Kingdom, The Village, The Dino, The East, Houston, The Globe, and the festival's newest sections - The Ice and The Sea.

Walkway of Lights

Marble Falls

Nov 16 - Jan 1

2 million lights, 400 sculptures, photos with Santa and more activities will keep you busy while celebrating the season.

Winter Wonder Island

Galveston

Nov 17 - Jan 12

This annual event includes Ice Land, Festival of Lights, and Dickens on the Strand.

North Pole Flyer

Cedar Park

Nov 17-18/24-25 Dec 1

A fun experience for children of all ages on this two hour steam train excursion featuring Santa and Mrs. Claus, storytelling, a sing a long, and treats.

Enchant: The World's Largest Christmas Light Maze

Arlington

Nov 24 - Dec 30

 

Enjoy the ice skating, lighted Christmas mazes and displays, drinks, vendor village and visit with Santa.

Starry Starry Nights Lighted Christmas Park

Llano

Nov 23 - Dec 31

While walking along the Llano River you will enjoy all the displays that light up the park.

Lost Pines Christmas

Bastrop

Nov 24-Dec 23

This month long holiday event features an old fashioned Main Street Christmas to a a dazzling nighttime holiday parade with food and wine and activities for the whole family.

 

December Events & Festivals

The 12 Days of Christmas

Dallas

Nov 9- Dec 31

This is the last year for this display at the arboretum so don't miss it. There will be 12 elaborately decorated Victorian gazebos where each depict a day in the Christmas carol along with festive music.

Winter Wonder Island

Galveston

Nov 17 - Jan 12

This annual event includes Ice Land, Festival of Lights, and Dickens on the Strand.

Dallas Zoo Lights

Dallas

Nov 15 - Jan 5

The zoo turns into a winter wonderland with nearly a million lights after the animals have turned in for the night.

Enchant: The World's Largest Christmas Light Maze

Arlington

Nov 24 - Dec 30

 

Enjoy the ice skating, lighted Christmas mazes and displays, drinks, vendor village and visit with Santa.

Walkway of Lights

Marble Falls

Nov 16 - Jan 1

2 million lights, 400 sculptures, photos with Santa and more activities will keep you busy while celebrating the season.

Starry Starry Nights Lighted Christmas Park

Llano

Nov 23 - Dec 31

While walking along the Llano River you will enjoy all the displays that light up the park.

Lost Pines Christmas

Bastrop

Nov 24-Dec 23

This month long holiday event features an old fashioned Main Street Christmas to a a dazzling nighttime holiday parade with food and wine and activities for the whole family.

North Pole Flyer

Cedar Park

Dec 1

A fun experience for children of all ages on this two hour steam train excursion featuring Santa and Mrs. Claus, storytelling, a sing a long, and treats.

Tropical Christmas

Rockport

December 1

This 14th annual extravaganza kicking off the holiday season with fun, festivities, fireworks and more.  Among the featured events are an illuminated night parade, children’s programs, live entertainment, specialty vendors, food trucks, and a visit with “Tropical Santa”.

Holidays at the Heard

McKinney

December 14-15

Guests will see lights and holiday decor along a half mile Heard nature trail. In keeping with the Heard's role as a nature preserve, this light display is designed to enhance, rather than overpower, the sanctuary's natural beauty.

Hill Country New Year's Festival

Concan

December 28-31

 

The celebration kicks off with a late lunch at Concan Grill before treats of s'mores and hot chocolate in the evening followed by the musical stylings of Condie Rogers. Also enjoy glow in the dark putting, a bounce house and snow machine in the evenings, and Saturday through Monday mornings can start the right way with yoga and mimosas. More celebrations and then movie night on the lawn before the show-stopping fireworks show. Great time to enjoy the lodging at Frio Country Resort, River Oaks Resort and more.

 

 

 

 

 

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