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Some of the fun events & festival and things to do in Texas this year - from rodeos to music  to art shows and more.   If you have an event you would like listed, let me know.   We do not list monthly "markets" and reserve the right to decide what is appropriate here.   We also greatly appreciate it if you list our site on yours.  It makes me like you more.

Trip Diaries:  Galveston (the first article I've managed to finish). Fort Davis article coming soon.  LOVE Fort Davis, the McDonald Observatory, the drier air out there, etc.

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January  (PLEASE NOTE THE YEAR SHOWN.  No all upcoming events have been updated, though the URLs should still be valid)


  • Washington's Birthday Celebration, Laredo, Feb 13-23, 2014 - Carnival celebrating George Washington, a longstanding tradition
  • San Angelo Stock Show & Rodeo, San Angelo, Feb 14-Mar 2, 2014 - One of the top rodeos in the nation based on total purse and celebrating 82 years of existence, the San Angelo Rodeo brings top cowboys and cowgirls from the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association every year
  • Charro Days, Brownsville, Feb 27- March 9, 2014 - The biggest celebration in the Rio Grande Valley
  • Southeast Texas Mardi Gras, Port Arthur, Feb 27-Mar 2, 2014.  Robert Earl Keen, Motorcycle show & run and tons of fun.
  • Galveston Mardi Gras, Galveston, Feb 24-March 4, 2014- An extravagant Mardi Gras celebration, Texas-style



  • San Angelo Stock Show & Rodeo, San Angelo, Mar 1-2, 2014 - See description above about this historic rodeo that starts on Feb 14 in 2014.
  • Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo, Houston, Mar 4-23, 2014 I grew up going to this every year.  The Cutting Horse competition was my favorite event, but the Cutting Horse Association has their own events now.  And if you're going to the rodeo, please see a C&W performer, not some pop star
  • South by Southwest, Austin, Mar 7-16, 2014- A unique festival of music, film, and technology
  • Rio Grande Valley Livestock Show, Mercedes, Mar 7-16, 2014 - A fun livestock show promoting agriculture to youth, rodeo, calf scramble and all that good stuff.
  • Best Little Cowboy Gathering in TX, La Grange, Mar 13- 16, 2014 - Texas Western Swing Festival celebrates western & cowboy heritage, BBQ, dancing & Texas hospitality
  • Texas Ranger Day , Burton, March 8, 2014 - Celebrate history with Railroad, Texas Rangers
    and street dance!
  • Star of Texas Fair and Rodeo, Austin, Mar 1-16, 2014 - A fun rodeo for the whole family, Super Shootout, Mutton Bustin' and great entertainers.


  • Walker County Fair, Huntsville, TX  Apr 4-13, 2014 - A fun fest for the whole family and a PRCA Rodeo, to boot!
  • The Pearland Crawfish Festival, Pearland, Apr 4-6, 2014- serves up even more hot, fresh crawfish at a great price, along with the best of Cajun dishes and classic festival fare. Stages feature the area's best Zydeco, Texas Country, Classic Rock, blues from The Houston Blues Society, & games. Carnival & Children's Area provides fun for kids & there will be gifts, arts & crafts.
  • Scarborough Faire®, the Renaissance Festival, Waxahachie, Weekends Apr 5-May 26 - Exciting Renaissance festival
  • Here's to the Heros Easterfest, Kerrville, Apr 19, 2014 - Cook-off & Fundraiser for Veterans
  • Galveston FeatherFest, Apr 10-13, 2014 - The largest birding festival on the upper coast
  • Poteet Strawberry Festival, Apr 4-6, 2014 - Exciting events, contests, and carnival fun. Oh, and strawberries!!
  • Ja-Ga Reggae Festival, April 12-13, 2014 - Music, culture, history, fun & flavors of Jamaica. Enjoy lively Reggae music, colorful crafts,
    mouth-watering food, activities, jerk chicken cookoff, fashion show, patty
    eating contest, & more. Come to Jamaica  on Galveston Island.
  • Fiesta San Antonio, Apr 10-27, 2014 - A huge fest of concerts, parades, exhibits, and more
  • April in Edom, Apr 12-13, 2014 - old fashioned street fair for adults, kids and pets
  • Denton Arts & Jazz Festival, Denton, Apr 25-27, 2014 - A celebration of the arts in a creative community
  • Texas Lost Pines Benefit for Bluebonnet Equine Humane Society,  Elgin, April 26, 2014;  Riders from various disciplines will be performing demos in the side arena throughout the day; Jumping demo with South Coast Sport Horses; Dressage demo with Jessica Alderette;  Problem Horse Clinic with Derek Rudolph



  • Red Cat Jazz Festival, Galveston Island, May 2-4, 2014.  Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Jazz saxophonist and Houston native Ronnie Laws.
  • Scarborough Faire®, the Renaissance Festival, Waxahachie, Weekends Apr 5-May 26 - Exciting Renaissance festival
  • Maifest, Brenham, May 3- 5, 2013 - One of the oldest German heritage fests of the south with great music and arts
  • Texas Scottish Festival & Highland Games, Arlington, May 2-4, 2014 - Dancing, athletics, and more to celebrate Scottish heritage
  • Western Heritage Classic, Abilene, May 8-10, 2014 - Authentic ranch activities and showcase
  • Katy Cajun Invasion, Katy Mills, May 16-18, 2014, A celebration of the great music, food, and fun of the Bayou culture; bands combining Texas Country with Louisiana Zydeco and Brass Bands; crafts, armadillo races.
  • Chalk This Way, Lewisville, May 17, 2014; Professional chalk artists, amateur chalk art contest, art vendors, food, music
  • Cowboy Capital PRCA Rodeo, Bandera, May 23-25, 2014 - Family fun in the hill country
  • 48th Annual National Polka Festival, Ennis, May 23-25, 2014; Czech heritage festivities; parade,  Enjoy a weekend of polka dancing, Czech foods, and 14 sensational LIVE polka bands including Grammy Award winning Brave Combo.
  • Kerrville Folk Festival, Kerrville, May 22-Jun 8, 2014 - Music and food for "Kerrverts" of all ages




  • Houston Con, Houston, August 8-10, 2014 - Sci-fi, comics, and games convention brings stars of movies, television, special effects, writers, and artist's to the Hilton Houston North.
  • Hot Sauce Festival, Austin (Fiesta Shores), August 25, 2014
  • Hotter 'n Hell Hundred Bike Ride, Wichita Falls, Aug 23, 2014 - A bike ride in hot Texas temperatures!
  • Kerrville Wine and Music Festival, Kerrville, Aug 29-31, 2014 - A gathering for wine lovers and music enthusiasts


  • GrapeFest, Grapevine, Sept. 11-14, 2014 - Largest wine festival in the Southwest. 
  • South Texas Maize, Hondo -Sept 21 through Dec 1, 2014




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