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Unique Events Across Texas: August 2023

Whether you’re a native of one of these towns, you live nearby, or you’re looking to make your next Texas road trip even more exciting, local events are a huge part of what makes our state a great place to explore!

Click on the city’s event calendar (which is linked at the top of each bulleted list) for more information, ticket details (if applicable), and even MORE awesome events! Be sure to save this blog post so you can reference it next year!

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Seasonal Texas Events

By City

Austin

  • Austin Pride Parade & Festival: Join the vibrant celebration of diversity and equality during Austin Pride Month in August! The Austin Pride Parade & Festival is a significant annual LGBTQIA+ advocacy and fundraising event in Central Texas. Don’t miss the giant parade down Congress Avenue, filled with colorful floats, music, and joyful participants celebrating the achievements and progress of LGBTQIA+ community. August 12, 2023
  • PBR Team Series – Gambler Days: Get ready for an adrenaline-pumping experience where you’ll witness the most exciting 8 seconds in sports as some of the world’s best bull riders and local Austin Gamblers showcase their skills in an action-packed team bull riding competition. August 25 – August 27, 2023
  • The Front Fest: Celebrate the creativity and talents of Texas women and LGBTQIA+ creatives during the Front Fest, an end-of-summer festival that showcases performances, films, and creative experiences. This event puts Texas women and LGBTQIA+ creatives at the front of the lineups, highlighting their contributions to arts and culture. August 31September 3, 2023

Bay Area Houston

  • Wednesday Night Sailboat Races: Experience the excitement of the Wednesday Night Sailboat Races on Clear Lake. A tradition since 1980, this regatta brings together various classes of boats, including dinghy, multi-hull, keel, and sport boats, for a thrilling and competitive event. August 2 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Reoccurring Events

  • Sip & Shop Brunch Event: Indulge in a delightful afternoon of fashion, food, and fun at the 2023 Sip & Shop Brunch Event. This event offers the perfect opportunity for fashion enthusiasts to gather and enjoy a few hours of shopping and socializing. Monthly every second Sunday through December from 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm. Location: 2234 E. NASA Parkway, Seabrook, TX.
  • Thursday Wine Dinners: Indulge in a delightful culinary and wine experience at South Shore Harbour’s Thursday Wine Dinners, a popular series of events held every other month in Clear Lake. These festive dinners are designed to showcase a variety of wines, both local and international, carefully paired with innovative cuisine to create an exquisite dining experience. August 24, September 21, October 26, December 14, 2023 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm.

Beaumont

  • Edison Experiments (free admission): Experience the world through the lens of Thomas Edison at the Edison Experiments event held at the Edison Plaza Museum in Beaumont. Visitors have the opportunity to explore a unique aspect of Thomas Edison’s life: his hearing loss. August 1, 2023.

Reoccurring Events

  • Sip ‘n Shop at Cotton Creek Winery (free admission): Monthly on the 1st of the month
  • Yoga at Cattail Marsh (free): Bring your mat and attend a Vinyasa yoga class on the Cattail Marsh Boardwalk. Weekly on Saturdays until August 26th, 2023.
  • I-10 Flea Market (free admission): Explore a wide array of locally made items and antiques. Weekly on Friday, Saturday, Sunday from 8AM to 5PM. Location: 445 West Freeway (I-10, Vidor, TX)
Cattail Marsh

Bellville

  • Habanero Hundred Trail Race – 7IL Ranch: For the adventurous spirits and trail running enthusiasts, the Habanero Hundred Trail Race at 7IL Ranch is an event not to be missed. Whether you’re a seasoned trail runner or looking to embrace a new adventure, the Habanero Hundred Trail Race provides an opportunity to push your limits and explore the scenic beauty of 7IL Ranch. August 12, 2023 – August 13, 2023

Reoccurring Events

  • Bellville Market Day and Farmers Market (free admission): Shop vendors and fresh, local goods like seasonal produce, meat, and more! Monthly on the 1st Saturday. Opens at 9am. Farmers Market is open until noon. Market is open until 4 PM. Note: The Market is not held in January, June, July, or August.
  • Austin County Seniors Game Day (free admission): Join the Austin County Seniors for a fun-filled day full of games! It’s a great opportunity to socialize, play games, and enjoy delicious treats with seniors in the community. Attendees are asked to bring a dessert to share. Coffee and tea will be provided. Monthly every first Sunday from 1PM to 4:00 PM. Location: Sens Center.

Blanco

  • Korean Pop-Up at Real Ale Brewing: Indulge yourself in a delightful Korean pop-up event at Real Ale Brewing. The event features an array of delectable food ranging from Korean fried Wings, eggrolls, and rice bowls with your choice of bulgogi, pork belly, or tofu. August 4, 2023 from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
  • Latin Night at Gem of the Hills with the Brew: Get ready for a lively Latin Night at Gem of the Hills. Dance the night away to the beats of the Brew, and enjoy a vibrant and energetic atmosphere. The establishment promises a fantastic evening filled with Latin music and fun. August 5, 2023 from 7 PM to 10 PM

Reoccurring Events

  • First Saturday Dance at Twin Sisters Dance Hall: The historic Twin Sisters Dance Hall invites you to their First Saturday Dance. This dance hall, with its rich history dating back to the 19th century, continues to host public dances and community gatherings. Join in the celebration with live music and dancing. Twin Sisters bar offers a selection of beverages, including beer, wine, wine coolers, champagne, sodas, and water, as well as delicious food from the OLD 300 BBQ food truck. August 5, 2023 from 8 PM to midnight

Boerne

  • Moondance Concert: Indulge in the magical ambiance of Moondance, a cherished tradition at the Cibolo. The event will feature beloved music groups and food trucks from previous Moondances, along with exciting newcomers. It’s a delightful experience not to be missed! August 5, 2023 from 7:00PM

Reoccurring Events

  • A Day at the Farm & Farmers Market (free admission): Spend time outside, shop, and hike the trails at Herff Farm. Special events vary, like classes or chances to volunteer with the Cibolo Center for Conservation. Weekly every Saturday from 9 AM to 1 PM
  • The Old Jail Museum Tours: Learn about Kendall County history inside this historic jailhouse that dates back to 1887. Tickets for visitors 10+ years old are just $5! Visitors under 10 will receive free admission. Weekly every Saturday.
Boerne Lake

Brownwood

  • Lyric Hayride Concert featuring Justin Trevino: Indulge yourself in an evening of live music and entertainment as Justin Trevino takes the stage in the historic Brownwood Lyric Theatre for their first-ever Lyric Hayride Concert. August 12 at 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm
  • Food Truck Cook Off: Experience the ultimate showcase of mouthwatering specialties from various food trucks presented by the Brownwood Area Chamber of Commerce, making it the first-ever event of its kind. August 31 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Reoccurring Events

  • 2nd Sundays in Downtown Brownwood: Every month on the second Sunday, local businesses will be open and offering something unique and fun! Explore the charm of downtown: the food, the drinks, the shopping!
Women's clothing display

Bryan

  • Bluebonnet Kickoff Classic Open & Junior Brahman Shows at Brazos County Expo: Witness the prestigious Bluebonnet Kickoff Classic Open & Junior Brahman Shows at the Brazos County Expo. This event showcases top-quality Brahman cattle while promoting the livestock industry. Join the excitement of cattle competitions and discover the finest breeds in the region. August 1 to August 6, 2023
  • Once Upon a Storytime at Lake Walk: Embrace the magic of storytelling at Lake Walk’s story time event. The event is open to all and offers free admission, so come and enjoy a memorable storytelling experience by the lake. August 3, 2023 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
  • Changes Chicago Tribute Band Live at Grand Stafford Theater: Get ready for a night of timeless classics as Changes, a Chicago Tribute Band, takes the stage at Grand Stafford Theater. Immerse yourself in the soulful sounds of Chicago’s greatest hits. Experience the magic of live music and relive the iconic songs that shaped a generation. August 11, 2023 from 7:30 PM to 11:30 PM
  • Moonlit Harvest Festival at Messina Hof Winery: Experience the enchantment of the Moonlit Harvest Festival as you savor fine wines, indulge in delectable cuisine, and revel in live entertainment under the moonlit sky. Secure your spot for this enchanting night of wine, food, and music by booking tickets in advance for $75. Every Friday during the month of August from 7:30 PM to 10 PM.

Reoccurring Events

  • Beverage Flight Wednesday at Ronin Farm: The Ronin Farm will be serving flights of things like beer, wine, cocktails, or liquor that’ll change each week. Check their website to see what is being served that week. Book your spot online. Weekly every Wednesday during this spring, 5 PM to 10 PM.
  • Brazos Valley Farmers’ Market (free): Weekly every Saturday from 8 AM to noon.
  • Coffee Shop Social at POV by Pride Community Center (free): Visit with members and staff of the Pride Community Center while sipping on your favorite beverage at the POV Coffee House. Monthly on the 3rd Tuesday from 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM. Click here for more 2023 Pride Month events.
  • Pop-up with Pure Barre at Lake Walk (free): Enjoy a sunset barre class monthly on the 4th Wednesday from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM. Be sure to come prepared with a yoga mat, towel, and water. Be sure to register online beforehand.
Pizza served at KinderHill Brew Lab

Burnet

  • Jackson Street Jams – Rick Trevino: Don’t miss the final Jackson Street Jams featuring a free concert on the Burnet Historic Square! The event showcases Rick Trevino as the headliner, along with opening acts by Bryan Groce and Presley Grace. Grab your lawn chairs and enjoy the music under the stars (no glass allowed). The concert is presented by the Burnet Community Coalition, and the City of Burnet will provide free water and cooling stations. August 19, 2023, 6 PM to 11 PM

Reoccurring Events

  • Bingo at the VFW: Head over to the VFW for a fun-filled Bingo night! The canteen is open to the public, offering a variety of beer, wine, and setups. Sales start at 5:15 pm, followed by Early Bird warm-ups at 6 pm, and Regular Bingo at 7 pm. There are 7 warm-up games and 10 regular games, with different prizes for each. Every Monday and Thursday
  • Burnet Farmers & Crafts Market: Join in the fun at the Burnet Historic Square. Presented by the Highland Lakes Master Gardeners, this market offers a wide array of fresh produce, crafts, and artisan products. Come and support local vendors while enjoying the vibrant atmosphere. Weekly on Saturdays, May 6 – Nov. 18, 2023, from 9 AM to 1 PM

Canton

  • The main events scheduled for August 2023 are the reoccurring events listed below. Mark your calendars for these regular happenings and enjoy the entertainment, networking opportunities, and community gatherings they offer throughout the month!

Reoccurring Events

  • First Monday Market Days (free admission): The largest flea market in the world! Monthly every first and last weekend (Thursdays through Sundays)
  • Downtown Canton Farmers Market (free admission): Start your weekend off right shop a variety of local produce, meat, handcrafted goods, and more (perhaps with a breakfast taco and/or coffee in-hand). Weekly every Saturday, 8 AM to 12 PM (through September 23rd)
Display at First Monday Trade Days

Conroe

  • Artists in Action at the Madeley Fine Art Gallery (free admission): This captivating event invites the public to witness local artists in their creative element as they bring their artistic visions to life. August 4th, 2023, from 5 PM until 7 PM

Reoccurring Events

  • Trivia at B-52 Brewing (free admission): Weekly on Thursday at 7 PM
  • Main Street Market (free admission): Weekly on Saturday, 10 AM to 2 PM
  • Sip Shop Stroll (free admission): Shop alongside live music, food, and libations. Monthly on the 4th Thursday at 5 PM
House made out of pumpkins

Corpus Christi

  • Dive-in Movie: Get ready for a splashing good time at the Dive-in Movie event at Hurricane Alley Waterpark! The waterpark offers a unique and fun way to experience the magic of movies. Lounge on your favorite inflatable or relax in the water as you watch some of your favorite films on the big screen. August 8, 2023 from 11 AM to 10 PM
  • Rock and Roll Flea Market (free admission): Get ready to rock and shop at the Rock and Roll Flea Market, presented by House of Rock in Corpus Christi! This unique flea market offers a one-of-a-kind experience for music enthusiasts and bargain hunters alike with dynamic live music performances and a rock-inspired shopping paradise. August 12, 2023 at 11:00 AM
  • End of Summer BASH at Élan Boutique: This exciting event will feature local vendors, a fantastic giveaway, and a day of fun-filled festivities. Join in on the excitement by participating in the giveaway for a chance to win amazing prizes. August 26th, 2023 from 12 PM to 5 PM

Reoccurring Events

  • Grow Local Farmers’ Market (free): Weekly on Wednesdays
  • Sunrise Yoga on the Deck at Water Dog Yoga, SUP & Barre: Take a sunrise Vinyasa class for all levels and ages. Weekly on Wednesdays from 6:30 AM to 7:30 AM
  • Third Thursday at the Art Museum of South Texas (free): Explore the museum, take part in art activities, shop from local vendors, and listen to live music. Monthly on the 3rd Thursday from 5:30 PM to 9 PM
Several people stand-up paddleboarding

Dallas

  • Post Malone – If Y’all Weren’t Here, I’d Be Crying: Grammy-nominated artist Post Malone is embarking on his “If Y’all Weren’t Here, I’d Be Crying” summer tour across North America. The concert series promises an electrifying and unforgettable experience for fans as Post Malone performs his chart-topping hits and new music. With special guest Roddy Ricch joining him on stage, the performances are sure to be an incredible showcase of talent. August 5, 2023 from 8 PM to 11 PM
  • Hugapalooza! Children’s Concert (free): Hugapalooza! is a heartwarming and joyful children’s sing-along concert presented by KidLinks. The event, held at Klyde Warren Park, is recommended for children ages 2-10 and features a variety of fun-filled music and activities. August 26, 2023 from 9 AM to noon

Reoccurring Events

  • Uptown & West Village Foodie Walk: This guided culinary adventure takes you through the trendy and vibrant Uptown Dallas area, including the West Village, known for its urban living, dining, and shopping scene. Weekly on Friday, Tuesday & Wednesday through December 31, 2023.

Future Events

  • Texas State Fair: There will be dozens of food stalls, games, carnival rides, tastings, daily concerts, and other family-friendly activities. September 29 – October 22, 2023
Ride at the Texas State Fair

Driftwood/Dripping Springs

  • Movie Night in the Park (free admission): Experience the joy of movie nights under the stars at Founders Memorial Park! This summer, join the community for five family-friendly movie nights. You can bring your chairs, blankets, and a picnic dinner, and find a spot in the park to enjoy a free screening of a family-friendly flick. August 11 (8 PM to 10:30 PM) & September 1, 2023 (7:30 PM to 10 PM)

Reoccurring Events

  • The Pearl Snaps at Mercer Dancehall: Embark on a weekend getaway or an evening of live music and relaxation at Mercer Dancehall, nestled in the beautiful Texas Hill Country. Join the fun every weekend for live music and enjoy the ambiance of the 2000 sq ft, wrap-around porch. Monthly every 3rd Saturday, 3 PM to 6 PM

Ennis

  • An Evening of Culture: Faith County II: Get ready for a hilarious and entertaining evening at the local community theater with “An Evening of Culture: Faith County II” by Mark Landon Smith. In this production, the theater is attempting to put on a performance of Romeo and Juliet, but with a unique twist. Expect a delightful comedy with quirky characters, witty lines, and a lot of heart. August 4, 2023 from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
  • Texas Motorplex Rumble in the Jungle: Get ready for a thrilling and action-packed event at the Texas Motorplex! Witness powerful engines roar as drivers compete in high-speed races and showcase their skills in this adrenaline-pumping motorsport event. August 11 – August 12, 2023

Reoccurring Events

  • Cornhole Tournament: This friendly and competitive event is open to anyone interested in playing the classic bean bag tossing game, Cornhole. If you want to join in on the fun, be sure to sign up before 7:00 PM to secure your spot. Gather your friends and practice your Cornhole skills for a fun evening of games, camaraderie, and maybe even a bit of friendly rivalry. Every Thursday night at SPJST Lounge.
  • Karaoke Night: For a small entry fee of $10, you can enjoy an evening filled with great music, delicious food, refreshing drinks, and fun games. The event will be hosted at the Ennis Game Room. Weekly every Friday from 8 PM to midnight at the Gameroom.

Farmersville

  • Casino Night: Play roulette, Texas Hold’em, Craps, and Blackjack. Your ticket will get you $2,000 in Funny Money to start and prizes available for you to win! August 12, 2023, 7 PM to 10 PM
  • Bug Tussle Antique Car Trek: Join the Annual Antique Automobile Club of America – Texas Region Car Tour known as the “Bug Tussle Antique Car Trek.” The tour starts from Dallas and makes its way to Bug Tussle, Texas and back. Witness a lineup of vintage cars on the square in Downtown Farmersville as they begin their journey. August 26, 2023 at 7:30 AM

Future Events

  • Trick-It-Up Bike Ride: There will be snacks and lunch provided along with a St. Arnold’s Beer Garden and live music. Come ready to ride in with your best bike decor and Halloween costume! October 28, 2023
  • Scare on the Square: More information will become available on the Chamber of Commerce website as it becomes available. October 31, 2023
  • Christmas Parade & Rudolph “Fun” Run: More information will become available on the Chamber of Commerce website as it becomes available. December 9, 2023

Reoccurring Events

  • Farmersville Market at the Onion Shed & City Hall (free admission): This event has been running since 2004 and features food and craft vendors, trails, and restaurants. Monthly (except January & October) on the 1st Saturday from 9 AM to 3 PM.
Historic building in downtown Farmersville

Frisco

  • Frisco RoughRiders vs Midland RockHounds: Get ready for an exciting showdown on the diamond as the Frisco RoughRiders take on the Midland RockHounds in a thrilling baseball game! You can expect a nail-biting match filled with home runs, impressive catches, and all the classic baseball action. August 1, 2023, beginning at 7:05 PM
  • Moms and Mimosas (free admission): This event held at the Star District celebrates kids going back to school. Enjoy brunch, mimosas, shopping, spa specials, and more. Participating venues offer discounts and treats for moms. August 9th, 2023 at 10 AM
  • Windblume: Attend a festival celebrating your favorite gacha game, Genshin Impact, at Embassy Suites Frisco. Meet celebrity voice actors, shop in the exhibit hall, cosplay, enjoy GI-themed programs, and party at the GI-themed rave. August 25-27, 2023, beginning daily at 3:00 PM.

Reoccurring Events

  • Frisco Starfest (free): Hang out with the Texas Astronomical Society and learn all about space. Check the hotline before you go by calling 214-800-6000. Monthly on the 2nd Saturday, 6 PM to 10:30 PM weather permitting.

Galveston

  • Galveston Summerfest at East Beach (free admission): Celebrate the summer vibes with activities like team-based beach games, beach soccer tournaments, and beach volleyball tournaments with a chance to win more than $5,000 in prizes! August 5, 2023, beginning at 9 AM
  • AIA Sandcastle Competition (free admission): Witness architectural marvels in the sand as over 60 teams build sandcastles during a five-hour intense competition. The following day, August 13, the Galveston Park Board will help teams maintain their sandcastles overnight for beachgoers to enjoy. Additionally, free sandcastle-building lessons will be offered during this viewing event. August 12-13, 2023
  • Classic Car Show – Galveston Island Revue Weekend: This event showcases a variety of classic cars, hot rods, rat rods, and vintage trailers, all lining up to be a part of this exciting display. August 12, 2023, from 5 PM to 9 PM

Reoccurring Events

  • Rise Prohibition Brunch at Mob Bar: This local speakeasy will feature Sinatra, live jazz, and a menu full of themed food and drinks. Weekly every Sunday, 12 PM to 4 PM

Georgetown

  • The Salon at Wildfire: Engage in a captivating maritime discussion at the Salon at Wildfire. Join Julia Stryker, a PhD candidate at the University of Texas at Austin, as she delves into the intriguing world of pirates, navies, sailing ships, and steamships. August 9, 2023 from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
  • Kittens in the Library: If you’ve been thinking about adding a furry friend to your family, this is the perfect opportunity! Attend “Kittens in the Library!” at the Georgetown Public Library. Adoption fees are only $35 per kitten during the event, and you can take your new furry companion home directly from the library. August 10th, 2023 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
  • Pistons on the Square Car Show: Engage with the thrill of classic cars and motorcycles on the picturesque downtown Georgetown historic square, offering a delightful gathering of antique, classic, muscle, and late model cars and motorcycles. August 19th, 2023 from 8:00 am to 10:00 am
  • Night at the Museum: Engage in a thrilling night of adventure at the museum where exhibits will awaken for the night, guiding families through interactive crafts and activities. Solve the enigma of the missing gem as you immerse yourself in a world of fun and excitement. Tickets are priced at $12 per adult ($10 for museum members) and $8 per child ($5 for members). August 26th, 2023 at 6pm, 6:30pm, and 7pm.

Reoccurring Events

  • Wolf Ranch Farmer’s Market (free admission): Weekly on Saturdays
  • Historic Courthouse Tours (free): Weekly on Fridays at 1:30 PM, 2:30 PM, and 3:30 PM. Simply meet at the courthouse.
  • Thursday Taproom Trivia at the Barking Armadillo (free admission): Weekly on Thursdays
  • First Friday Ghost Tours: Explore the legends, haunts, and spirits of downtown Georgetown on this historically accurate, one hour ghost tour. Tickets are $20 per person, $15 for members and students. Monthly every first Friday from 8 PM to 9 PM (through November 2023).
  • Live Music at the Library: The Georgetown Public Library hosts “Live Music at the Library” with seating limited to 200 attendees. These concerts are free and open to the public, and no longer require registration. Monthly every 3rd Sunday beginning at 2 PM
A red poppy in a field

Houston

  • Big Time Rush Concert with Opener Max and Jax: Get ready for an exciting evening of music as Big Time Rush takes the stage at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion in the Woodlands. This concert will feature the talented opener Max and Jax, setting the perfect vibe for the night. August 3, 2023, beginning at 7:00 PM
  • Transcending Borders: The Ramayana Project: This extraordinary cross-cultural production brings to life the classic epic of the Ramayana through the lens of various South and Southeast Asian cultures that celebrate its themes. Be captivated by the legendary story of Prince Rama, filled with elements of love, war, and adventure, presented in a new and original style. August 5, 2023 from 7 PM to 8:30 PM
  • White Linen Night in the Heights (free admission): Immerse yourself in the vibrant and lively atmosphere of White Linen Night in the Heights! Stroll along White Oak Drive, where you’ll witness people donned in white linen outfits, and do some shopping, dining, drinking, and enjoy live entertainment. August 5, 2023
  • Energy Corridor Farmers Market (free):  This vibrant market showcases a variety of exceptional offerings from local vendors and artisans. Every Thursday from August 3 to August 31, 2023, from 4 PM to 7 PM

Reoccurring Events

  • First Saturday Arts Market (free admission): Monthly on the 1st Saturday
  • Beginner Salsa Lessons at M-K-T (free): Come with a partner or by yourself for an hour-long, outdoor salsa lesson. Last Friday of each month through August 25, 2023, 6 PM to 7:30 PM
Inside of Alice in Wonderland venue

Laredo

  • Back to School Bash (free admission): This spectacular event will take place at the Outlet Shoppes at Laredo and promises to be the biggest celebration to kick off the new school year! Families can expect a range of fantastic activities and goodies such as free backpacks filled with essential school supplies (while supplies last). Additionally, lucky attendees might have a chance to win free iPads, making the event even more special! August 12, 2023, beginning at 10:00 AM
  • Flamenco @ Casa Lopez: Experience the passion and rhythm of Flamenco music and dance at Casa Lopez. Singers Bianca Rodriguez and Celia Corrales will be performing all the way from Spain. Adding to the enchantment, the skilled guitarist Isaí Chacon will showcase the intricate and soul-stirring melodies of Flamenco. August 19, 2023, at 8:30 PM

Reoccurring Events

  • LFS Film Club Fridays: Experience the magic of cinema with Laredo Film Society’s Film Club Fridays for an exciting movie night where the titles are kept secret, adding an element of surprise and excitement to the experience. For attendees who are 21 and over with valid ID, the event is BYOB. Monthly every 1st and 3rd Friday from 7:30 PM to 10:30 PM

Livingston

  • Boda hosted by Sonido Twister: Indulge in the lively beats of Boda and experience the vibrant atmosphere as Sonido Twister sets the stage for an electrifying party. Whether you’re a seasoned dancer or just want to groove to the rhythm, Boda promises an unforgettable night of entertainment. August 5, 2023 at 04:00 pm

Reoccurring Events

  • Livingstone Farmers Market (free admission): Visit the Farmers Market and experience the vibrant atmosphere of fresh produce and local goods. The market will be hosted in Anniversary Park, conveniently located next to Melbos. You can expect an array of delightful products from local vendors, including fresh fruits, vegetables, artisanal crafts, and much more. Weekly every Saturday starting at 7:00 AM

Lubbock

  • 2023 Black Business Expo: This two-day celebration aims to shine a spotlight on the thriving black businesses in the West Texas area and foster a sense of unity and community among attendees. It is an opportunity for attendees to discover the diversity and innovation of black-owned enterprises in the West Texas region. August 18 – August 19, 2023
  • Networking Mixer: Engage, connect, and elevate your networking game at the Networking Mixer, hosted at the vibrant Vizo’s African Bar & Restaurant. At this dynamic event, you’ll have the chance to engage with entrepreneurs, business owners, professionals, and creatives from all walks of life. August 18th 2023 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
  • Community Car Show: Get ready to rev your engines and show off your wheels at the Community Car Show, coming to Adventure Park ! The show will feature classic cars, hot rods, and all things automotive, all while supporting a great cause — the Lubbock Aquarium! Attendees will have the chance to vote for their favorite cars, so make sure your vehicle is looking its best and get ready to impress the crowd. August 26, 2023, from 10 AM to 1 PM

Reoccurring Events

  • First Friday Art Trail in Lubbock Cultural District (free admission): A self-guided art tour complete with music, food trucks, and art from all over. Monthly on the 1st Friday (starting March 3, 2023)
  • Food Truck Alley: Choose from an assortment of local food trucks between 11 AM to 2 PM. Monthly on the 1st Tuesday (starting March 27, 2023)

Marshall

Reoccurring Events

  • Second Saturdays (March through November): End your Saturday evening with live music, shopping, and a car show in downtown Marshall. Monthly on the 2nd Saturday, 5 PM to 9 PM
  • Market on the Square: Held in downtown Marshall from May to mid-September (and sometimes extended through December), this market offers a diverse array of homemade treats, heartfelt handicrafts, and live music. Every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday from 7 AM to noon
Trees full of berries

McKinney

  • Fresh from the Farm: Discover a variety of works by talented local artists at the Fresh from the Farm exhibition located in the Martin Place, 1799 N Graves St., McKinney TX. The invitation-only, farm-themed show will have paintings, pastels, photographs, colored pencils, and more. Artists such as Karren Case, Patricia Crain, and many others will impress you with their creations. August 11th, 2023 – August 30th, 2023
  • The Comedy Arena Presents: Steven Michael Quezada: Prepare for a laughter-filled evening with Steven Michael Quezada at the Comedy Arena. Steven is widely known for his role as DEA Agent Steven Gomez in Breaking Bad and has appeared in various comedy specials and TV shows. August 18th, 2023 – August 19th, 2023
  • Double Vision Concert (free attendance): Experience an unforgettable performance by Double Vision, the Foreigner Experience, at Hub 121. The concert will be a fantastic night of music and entertainment. Make sure to grab a bite and a drink at the various nearby businesses before the show. August 25th, 2023, beginning at 7:30 PM

Reoccurring Events

  • McKinney Night Market (free admission): Explore the McKinney Night Market during its summer run. Stroll through booths of over 20 local artisans and artists while enjoying live music. This event is a collaboration between Downtown McKinney and the Historic McKinney Farmers Market. Weekly on Thursdays through August 24, 2023, from 6 PM to 9 PM
Sign in downtown McKinney

New Braunfels

  • Play at the Platz: Join in for a family-friendly evening of fun at the historic Market Plaza in downtown New Braunfels! You can bring your chairs or blankets and enjoy live acoustic music, games from New Braunfels Parks & Recreation’s Rec-n-Roll, and delicious eats from food trucks. August 13, 2023, from 4 PM to 8 PM
  • Off the Grid: Join in for a fun-filled evening with Off the Grid, a band playing a wide variety of music styles, including country, classic rock, Cajun, zydeco, German polkas, and waltzes at Krause’s Cafe. August 23, 2023 from 6 PM to 9 PM

Reoccurring Events

  • $4.99 Movies at Santikos: Enjoy all movies for just $4.99 on Tuesdays at the Santikos Entertainment in New Braunfels! Weekly every Tuesday.
  • New Braunfels Farmers Market (free): Krause’s Cafe hosts a farmers market all year-long, rain or shine. You’ll find locally grown fruits, vegetables, flowers, dairy products, baked goods, pasture-raised meats, fresh cheeses, wines, eggs, and more! Bring your kids and dogs along and make it a wonderful morning for the whole family. Every Saturday from 9 AM to 1 PM.

Future Events

  • Harvest Moon Gala: October 7, 2023
  • Christmas Market: December 7, 2023

Palestine

  • The Bad Guys – Family Film Festival: Enjoy the Family Film Festival with the screening of The Bad Guys at the City Lights Theatre. Seating is limited, and no reservations are available, so arrive early to secure your spot and have a great time with your family. August 01, 2023, beginning at 10 AM
  • Piney Woods Express Steam Train: Embark on a unique adventure aboard the Piney Woods Express Steam Train powered by No. 30, a 1917 Baldwin Locomotive Works engine. The excursion takes you through the picturesque Piney Woods, providing 135 years of history and an educational experience for kids and adults alike. August 3-5 & September 1-3, 2023, from 11 AM to 3 PM

Reoccurring Events

  • Saturdays on Main (free admission): You’re invited to explore downtown Palestine and all of its antique shops, boutiques, and restaurants. January 7 – November 4, 2023, on the 1st Saturday from 10 AM to 10 PM
  • Palestine Trade Days (free admission): March 4 – December 2, 2023, on the 1st Saturday from 10 AM to 4 PM
  • Railroad Heritage Center: Experience the romance of the rails at the Railroad Heritage Center. The centerpiece is the 37′ by 17′ HO scale model railroad, a masterpiece created by the late Paul A. Domis. Hours may be subject to change to cater to railroad interests when trains are running
  • Palestine Farmers Market: The market offers a wide range of goodies such as plants, meat, eggs, crafts, jams, and pickles. Join in on the fun and bring your musical instrument to participate in an acoustic jam session. March 25 – Dec 2, 2023, every Saturday from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
  • Curious Museum: The Curious Museum is an exciting hands-on museum designed for individuals and families who love to explore and learn. Engage in fun and educational experiences that promote creativity and innovative thinking skills. Admission is $8 for children under 18 and $10 for adults. The museum offers a new train exhibit where visitors generate energy on bikes to power a model train. Every Saturday through December 30, 2023, 10 AM to 3 PM
Palestine train

Paris

  • Talk About Tuesday Networking Event: Network with the community at the Talk About Tuesday Networking Event hosted by Dead Cat Media. Bring your business cards and join others for an evening of networking where you can connect with like-minded professionals and expand your business opportunities. Drinks and food will be provided. August 8, 2023, 5:15 PM to 7 PM.
  • Bug Tussel Antique Cars in Paris: Step back in time and admire the beauty of antique cars at Bug Tussel Antique Cars. The event takes place at America’s Best Value Inn and is an excellent opportunity to appreciate the classic charm of vintage automobiles. August 26, 2023, 2 PM to 8 PM

Future Events

  • Balloon & Music Festival: Watch hot air balloons of all shapes and sizes take flight while you enjoy music, vendors, and kid-friendly activities. September 8 – 10, 2023

Reoccurring Events

  • Spring/Summer Farmers Market (free admission): Shop for fresh, local produce, coffee, crafts, and other goods from surrounding small businesses. Weekly every Saturday (starting May 6th), 8 AM to 1 PM
  • Paris Farmers and Artisan Market: This market offers a delightful experience with local farmers and artisans showcasing their products. Enjoy a variety of fresh produce, handmade crafts, and more in a vibrant and community-oriented setting. Weekly every Saturday between 8:00 AM and 1:00 PM
Hot air balloon of an armadillo wearing a cowboy hat

Pearland

  • Mum-Making Workshop at the Crafty Pear Boutique: Get ready for the upcoming homecoming week and back-to-school season with the Crafty Pear Boutique’s exciting Mum-Making Workshops! These creative and hands-on workshops are designed to help you craft your own custom homecoming mum, a cherished tradition in many places. August 5 (10 AM), August 9 (3:30 PM) & August 26 (10 AM). Cost of workshop = project cost of the mum with availability in multiple sizes.
  • Sunday Brunch Grand Opening: Get ready to savor a delectable culinary experience at the Box Bakery and Kitchen’s Sunday Brunch Grand Opening. This exciting event promises a delightful morning filled with delicious breakfast specials, refreshing mimosas, exciting giveaways, and much more! August 30, 2023, 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Future Events

  • Pearland Restaurant Weeks: A variety of local restaurants will be creating special menus for you to try in support of the Pearland Neighborhood Center, a social services center serving the residents of Northern Brazoria County. November 7 – 20, 2023
  • Pearland Country Music Showcase (free): You’re invited to bring your coolers and lawn chairs/blankets for this country concert featuring Voice contestant, Holly Tucker. November 13, 2023, 4 PM to 6:30 PM

Reoccurring Events

  • Old Pearland Farmers Market: Purchase fresh, handmade goods from local vendors in benefit of a different community organization each month. Monthly on the 3rd Saturday, 9 AM to 1 PM

Plano

  • Disney Trivia Night: Test your Mouseketeer knowledge at Disney Trivia Night! Dress up in your best Disney costume and participate in the costume contest for a chance to win Hall Pass prizes. You can bring a smart device to send in answers from your table. Trivia buy-in is $30 per team of up to six players. Seating is first come, first served. August 15, 2023 at 7 PM
  • Holistic Festival of Life + Wellness: Discover a marketplace full of well-being and health products, organic food, therapies, jewelry, retreats, supplements, and healing. The event features green and sustainable businesses, gemstones, Ayurveda, acupuncture, meditation, nutritionists, intuitive guidance, and much more. Admission is $8. August 26-27, 2023
  • FC Dallas vs St. Louis Watch Part (free): Cheer on FC Dallas or St. Loise during the Watch Party at Legacy Hall! Enjoy food from Legacy Hall’s eateries and grab an ice-cold beer to root for the bulls. Registration does not guarantee seating or access to the venue so you should arrive early to secure your spot! August 30, 2023 at 7:30 PM

Reoccurring Events

  • Red Tent Farmer’s Market at the Shops at Willow Bend: Weekly every Saturday
  • DFW Nerd Night at Farm + Feed (free): Play board games with your friends and/or family and support a good cause! Donations are optional with all funds going to a designated charity. Monthly on the 3rd Saturday from 1 PM to 4 PM
  • Dog Days of Summer | Yappy Hour: Join the fun at Yappy Hour at Legacy Hall. Bring your furry companions for a great time! Enjoy drink specials including House Wine, Margaritas & Moscow Mules. Every Wednesday from 3 PM to 6 PM
Burger on a platter at Legacy Hall in Plano

Port Arthur

  • Cajun and Creole Acoustic Jam Session (free participation): Experience the rich heritage of Cajun and Creole at the acoustic jam sessions which invite everyone to join in the music-making, whether by bringing their instruments to play along or simply enjoying the lively tunes as a listener. The sessions take place at the American Legion Hall in Nederland. August 3 and August 17, 2023, both starting at 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM.

Round Rock

  • Green Thumbs Up: Join the gardening community in Meeting Rooms A & B at the Round Rock Public Library for an informative session on Fall Vegetable Gardening. Hosted by the Williamson County Texas Master Gardener Association, this monthly event aims to inspire and educate fellow gardeners by offering valuable insights to help cultivate a thriving garden. August 3 2023, from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
  • Old School Dungeons & Dragons Group: Delve into the enchanting world of tabletop role playing games at the Round Rock Public Library in the Legacy Conference Room (3rd floor)! Whether you’re a seasoned player seeking another thrilling adventure or new to the realm of RPGs and eager, you can attend this event. August 15, 2023 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Reoccurring Events

  • Household Hazardous Waste Collection: Dispose of household hazardous waste safely and responsibly at the monthly Household Hazardous Waste Collection event. The collection site is located at the Recycling Center, 310 Deepwood Drive. This event provides an excellent opportunity for Round Rock residents to dispose of residential paint and other household chemicals, up to 25 gallons, in an environmentally friendly manner. Monthly every 1st Wednesday from 3 PM to 6 PM, rain or shine.