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Unique Popular Texas Events Guide for April 2024

Local festivities are a huge part of what makes our lone star state a great place to explore! 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, there are plenty of unique events in Texas this April 2024 to choose from!

As spring blooms in Texas, get ready for a whirlwind of exciting experiences! So gear up, pack your bags, and join us on a journey through a landscape where each event is as unique as Texas itself.

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Seasonal Texas Events

By City

Alvin

  • Alvin Idol Season 2: Exciting news for all the talented folks out there! Alvin Idol is back and it’s your chance to showcase your talent. Auditions are open every Thursday in April starting at 7:00 pm. The competition is open to 14 and older. Don’t miss this opportunity to shine! To sign up, email at bigaxebarandgrill@gmail.com. The winner will receive a prize package including $500 cash, a paid gig, and a well-deserved trophy! April 4, 2024, from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM.
  • Frontier Day 50th Anniversary: Looking for a fun-filled family-friendly event to attend? The Alvin Rotary Club is celebrating its 50th Anniversary with Frontier Day Events at Alvin National Oak Park, located at 118 S Magnolia St, Alvin Texas. From the Arts, Crafts, and Collectibles Business Expo to a Car and Bike Show, and from delicious food trucks to exciting kiddy train rides, there’s no shortage of fun activities for your whole family. You can also enjoy live performances by talented bands and hit a few rounds of MINI golf while the kids can jump around in the Moonwalk and Bouncers. Feeling thirsty? Check out the Saloon Beer Garden! What more can you expect from a single event? April 27, 2024, from 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM.
  • Alvin Solar Eclipse Spectacular: Get ready for a truly extraordinary Texas event as you witness the intricate orbital dance of the Sun, Moon, and Earth aligning perfectly to create a breathtaking solar eclipse. This awe-inspiring phenomenon will immerse you in the wonders of the universe, leaving you spellbound and captivated by its sheer beauty. As you gaze up at the darkened sky and witness the eclipse magic, every moment will be etched in your memory forever. But, don’t forget to bring your solar eclipse glasses to watch this amazing sight safely. April 8, 2024, from 12:19 PM to 3:03 PM.
  • Swiftie Skate Night: Calling all Swifties out there! Get ready to roll on your skates with the beats of Taylor’s Greatest Hits at Swiftie Skate Night. It will be an amazing night of fun, music, and giveaways at Alvin Skate-N-Party, 1701 W Highway 6, Alvin, TX, United States. For just $14.00, you’ll get admission, enjoy a skating rental, and a chance to win some cool prizes. And don’t worry if you’re not skating, you can still join in on the excitement by paying a small entry fee of $6.00. So, what’s your reason to stay behind? April 20, 2024, from 8:00 PM to 11:00 PM.

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Austin

  • Great American Eclipse: If you are lucky enough to be in Austin in the first week of April, you won’t want to miss out on a spectacular celestial event coming your way. Prepare for the Great American Eclipse, which will be visible from Austin and the surrounding areas of beautiful Texas Hill Country in April 2024. The eclipse will be visible throughout Hill Country on April 8, 2024. And guess what? You’ll witness about 1 minute and 46 seconds of the total eclipse of the sun in Austin at 1:36 pm CST. But before you get too excited, safety should be your top priority when preparing for this amazing event. April 8, 2024, from 12:19 PM to 3:03 PM.
  • ABC Kite Fest (Free): Welcome to the High Flyer Club to participate in the Texas Mutual kite festival. While it’s a free event, you can enjoy it with exclusive perks in exchange for supporting their community partners, Communities In Schools of Central Texas and the Moss Pieratt Foundation. In exchange for your donation, you’ll be able to enjoy early access to Zilker Park at 9:00 AM (regular access begins at 10:00 AM), have a blast in our exclusive extended “front yard” play space with additional lounge seating, and enjoy all-inclusive catered refreshments including breakfast (9:00 AM – 11:00 AM), lunch (12:00 PM – 2:00 PM), and afternoon snacks (2:00 PM – 3:00 PM). Individual Tickets (age 9 & up) – $100. Parking Pass – $25. April 14, 2024, from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
  • Field Guide Festival: A must-attend event for Austin locals or anyone interested in food festivals, Field Guide is a food system festival about connecting with your local farmers, learning about food trends, and giving back to your community. This third annual event at Fiesta Gardens, 2101 Jesse E. Segovia Street, brings together over 50 chefs and farmers from Central Texas to create delicious dishes using seasonal ingredients. Expect spirits and wines from local makers, sustainably sourced coffee, and spirit-free beverages. You’ll also indulge in plant-based dishes, and enjoy live music while your kids are entertained by fun programming. Field Guide is more than just a food festival – it’s a community event where you’ll feel informed and connected about where and how to source food that supports yourself and the environment. Kids (12 & Under) FREE. Young Foodies (13 – 20) $60. Adults (21+) $120. April 20, 2024, from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM.
  • “Out of the House” Spring Homes Tour: Preservation Austin is delighted to invite you to a magnificent exhibition showcasing the community’s heritage, style, and sustainability on the 2024 Homes Tour! This immersive tour offers a glimpse into the hidden side of our city and is packed with contemporary and classic design inspiration. Witness how historic homes have adapted to 21st-century living. The impressive homes featured on our 2024 tour embody over a century of Austin’s remarkable heritage, ranging from a log cabin to a mid-century marvel, and everything in between! The annual Homes Tour is Preservation Austin’s most significant fundraiser and marquee event. All proceeds, including ticket sales and sponsorships, support our advocacy efforts and educational programming throughout the year. Standard tickets range from $35 to $50, while VIP tickets are priced at $125, which includes admission to the VIP Party on April 16 and the tour weekend. April 20, 2024, from 10:00 AM to April 21, 2024, at 5:00 PM.
  • Austin Blues Festival: Get ready for an unforgettable musical extravaganza at Moody Amphitheater in Waterloo Park! Antone’s Nightclub and Waterloo Greenway have joined hands to bring you the Austin Blues Festival. Imagine yourself lounging on the lush green grass, soaking in the soulful melodies of live music, while the tantalizing aroma of mouth-watering food fills the air. And that’s not all! Don’t forget to check out Big Henry’s vintage records pop-up, where you can explore musical treasures from the past and present. Come and be a part of this fantastic food and music festival that’s been entertaining its visitors since 1999. April 27, 2024, to Sunday, April 28, 2024.

Bay Area Houston

  • Girl Scout Space Exploration Overnight 2024: Are you looking for a fun and educational summer camp for your Girl Scouts? Look no further than the Girl Scout Overnight Camp at Space Center Houston! This exciting day-long adventure offers a hands-on learning experience to ignite your Scouts’ love for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics while exploring space wonders. Located in charming Nassau Bay, this camp is tailored to each Scout’s age and features badge-inspired activities that inspire curiosity and foster a lifelong love of learning. April 6, 2024, to Apr 7, 2024, from 07:00 AM to 07:00 PM.
  • Total Solar Eclipse Celebration at Space Center Houston: Mark your calendars for the first week of April 2024 to witness a celestial spectacle at Space Center Houston—the total solar eclipse! This is the last time it will be visible in the contiguous U.S. until 2044, so there’s no reason to miss this one. Over three days, you’ll dive into the fascinating science behind solar eclipses, participate in interactive programming, and get ready to observe the Texas eclipse on April 8 with complimentary glasses. April 6, 2024, to April 8, 2024, from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM.
  • Aviary Art: 100 Birds of Galveston County: Whether you’re an artist, a bird enthusiast, or simply looking for an exciting way to spend your evening, Aviary Art: 100 Birds of Galveston County is an event you won’t want to miss! It’s a one-of-a-kind experience that combines art, nature, and entertainment. You’ll witness live painting sessions and participate in a silent auction, all while surrounded by Galveston County’s feathered inhabitants. The gallery featuring 100 Birds of Galveston County will also leave you amazed! And that’s not all – there will also be live music, delicious food, and refreshing beverages to energize you throughout the night. Free admission. April 18, 2024, from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM.
  • Family Overnights Extravaganza at Space Center: Looking for a thrilling adventure that your family will never forget? How about an exclusive opportunity to camp under the stars and spend the night surrounded by fascinating space artifacts and national treasures? That’s what you’ll get with Space Center Houston’s Family Overnight program. Your adventure will start with an exciting welcome briefing in the Mission Briefing Center, followed by engaging hands-on STEM activities that will spark your curiosity and creativity. And let’s not forget about the delicious dinner and energizing breakfast at the Space Center. April 20, 2024, to April 21, 2024, from 07:00 AM to 12:00 AM.

Beaumont

  • Free Admission Day at High Island Bird Sanctuaries (Free): For one of the best free events in Texas, head over to High Island Bird Sanctuary on April 06, 2024, to enjoy a Free Admission Day. Whether you’re a birding enthusiast or simply curious about our feathered friends, you’ll have a blast. The staff and volunteers are super friendly and knowledgeable, and they’ll answer all your burning birdy questions. Plus, you won’t want to miss the birding classes at the Morse Field Station, Flock Talks at the Rookery, and volunteers stationed throughout the McGovern Canopy Walkway to help you spot birds. April 6, 2024, from 8:30 AM to 3 PM.
  • Solar Celebration: Get ready to have some fun in the sun (or no sun) at Beaumont Civic Center, Main Street! Join BCM and the Junior League of Beaumont on Saturday, April 6th, for an exciting day filled with crafts, experiments, and more! You’ll learn all about the sun and get ready for the upcoming solar eclipse on April 8th! Don’t miss out on this enlightening event! Tickets are $6 for everyone 1+ years old. April 6, 2024, from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.
  • Downtown Beaumont Spring Arts Festival: The Downtown Beaumont Spring Arts Festival is finally here, and it’s packed with live performances that will leave you breathless. Stroll through the festival and explore the amazing arts and crafts vendors. You’ll participate in an exciting art competition and indulge in delicious food from the finest food vendors in town. April 28, 2024, from 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM.

Bellville

  • Yellow Rose Boot Scoot: Get ready to dance and join the party at the annual Yellow Rose Boot Scoot event! This charming fundraising event brings together people from all walks of life, all for a great cause—to support inflammatory breast cancer research. The venue is none other than the rustic Bellville Turnverein, the perfect backdrop for a night of country music, line dancing, and good old-fashioned fun. Don’t miss out on the chance to dance to the tunes of David Lewis and make a difference for a worthy cause! Tickets: $50 for adults, $25 for children ages 5-12, and FREE for children under five. April 20, 2024, from 6:00 PM to 11:00 PM.
  • Bluebonnet Master Gardener Annual Plant Sale (Free): If gardening is one of your hobbies, the Bluebonnet Master Gardener Association will be more than happy at their Annual Plant Sale at Levine Park Pavilion, Main Street! At the event, you’ll find a kid’s corner with plenty of hands-on activities to keep your little ones entertained. They’ll have a Mason bee hive, planting seeds, gardening tools, and microgreens for gardeners. And that’s not all! We’ll have demonstrations, native plants and Texas Superstars, fruit trees, blackberries, blueberries, pollinator-friendly plants, cactus, succulent fairy pots, herbs, tomatoes, milkweed, roses, evergreens, annuals, lots of color for spring, and so much more! Free admission. April 13, 2024, from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM or until all plants are sold out.

Blanco

  • Solar Eclipse Day At The Blanco Bistro: Total Solar Eclipse is the most significant event in Texas in April 2024, and what better way to witness this spectacular sight than on the largest and only patio on the Blanco River! For just $59 per person, you can enjoy an unforgettable viewing package that includes solar eclipse sunglasses, champagne toast, and reserved seats on the patio (specific seats are first come, first served). And that’s not all – you’ll also get free parking at St. Ferdinand Church and complimentary bottled water to refresh you throughout the day. Plus, from 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM, you can indulge in scrumptious breakfast tacos, followed by lunch tacos from 11:15 AM to 1:15 PM. And if you’re thirsty, wine and soda will be available, but you’ll have to pay an additional cost. April 8, 2024.
  • In The Light Solar Eclipse Music Festival: In The Light is an electrifying Eclipse Event at Blanco Methodist Church! Brace yourself for an evening filled with LIVE MUSIC, tantalizing FOOD, and thrilling GAMES. Dance to the music of Bobby Mack, Lonnie Atkinson, Nadia Jolee, and Clifton Jansky. Indulge in Grilled Hamburgers, Hotdogs, and Homemade Baked Goods and Snacks. And don’t forget to challenge your friends and family to a friendly competition of Ax Throwing Bounce, and 32ft Bounce Obstacle Course. April 6, 2024, from 12:00 PM to 7;00 PM.

Boerne

  • Total Eclipse Viewing Party: The Total Solar Eclipse is happening soon, and we’ve got the perfect spot to witness it in all its glory—the Kendall County Fairgrounds on River Road in Boerne! Trust us, this is the ideal place to get an unobstructed view of this incredible event. But hurry—spots fill up fast, so reserve your spot now before it’s too late! During the eclipse, you can sit back and relax in your vehicle or lawn chair and enjoy a clear view of the sky. And don’t worry about getting hungry or thirsty—the concessions will be open, serving delicious snacks and refreshing beverages all day long. April 8, 2024, from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM.
  • Diva Spring Fling: Are you ready to have a blast with your girls? Look no further than the Diva Spring Fling on The Hill Country Mile! Prepare to shop till you drop during late-night shopping hours, enjoy live music, devour delicious food and drinks, and more, all while supporting local businesses. This year, the Boerne Retail & Restaurant Owners Association has added a spring twist to the event, making it even more exciting than before! Don’t forget to check in at J. Forks or Main Plaza to get your hands on a beautiful flower crown and shopping bag – the first 400 attendees will be lucky enough to receive them! April 18th from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM.

Brownwood

  • Wild West Comedy Fest!: Get ready for a hilarious ride at the Wild West Comedy Festival! This isn’t your typical comedy show. It’s a full-blown festival that combines the best of the Wild West with modern-day humor. LOS TRECE, one of the most iconic venues in Early, Texas, will be transformed into a lively and laughter-filled fairground featuring talented comedians from across the country. From stand-up acts to an immersive atmosphere, this festival has it all! Tickets range from $50 to $80. April 5, 2024, from 4:00 PM to 12:00 AM
  • 3rd Annual Ranch Rodeo: Get ready for an exciting action-packed weekend event at Earl Wilson Arena, hosted by the Brown County Fair Association! The 3rd Annual Ranch Rodeo is back and better than ever, featuring teams of 5 competing in 5 thrilling events. You won’t want to miss out on the action-packed fun! Plus, admission is only $10 for adults, and children 12 years and under are free. Don’t wait – mark your calendars now and join us for a weekend full of rodeo excitement! April 19 and 20, 2024.

Bryan

  • Wine & Roses Festival at Messina Hof Winery: As the weather gets warmer, Messina Hof is gearing up to throw a fabulous party at Old Reliance Road Bryan to celebrate the blooming season. This family-friendly festival, called Wine & Roses, celebrates the 40th anniversary of springtime, vines, and good wine. Get ready for some exciting activities like wine tastings, grape stomp competitions, food & wine pairing classes, wine tasting with the winemaker, and more! Moreover, there will be local vendors & artisans showcasing their work, making it a perfect opportunity to support local businesses. Tickets range from $35 to $110. April 27, 2024, from 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM.
  • Solar Eclipse Watch Party at Lake Walk (Free): Solar Eclipse Watch Party at Lake Walk is the coolest event of the year, where the eclipse is not the only activity to indulge in. Exciting activities and surprises await you, including free snow cones for the first 500 attendees, free BRYANTX eclipse viewing glasses for the first 1000 attendees, and complimentary face painting! Besides witnessing the national eclipse, get your groove on with our live DJ while enjoying games and activities hosted by local businesses and organizations. Don’t miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime experience! April 8, 2024, from 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM.
  • Paint Out Bryan 2024: Looking for a chance to showcase your artistic talents in a lively atmosphere full of cultural experiences? Look no further than Paint Out Bryan 2024! During this two-day event, all artists can paint or draw scenes of historic downtown Bryan while enjoying the fantastic Art Fair. It’s a celebration of plein-air painting, bringing together artists, businesses, and the community for an unforgettable experience. April 12, 2024 to April 13, 2024, from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM.
Pizza served at KinderHill Brew Lab

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Burnet

  • 2nd Annual Fun For All Event: Get ready for a day of non-stop fun and adventure at the 2nd Annual Fun For All Event! This exciting event is packed with an array of thrilling activities, from kayaking to archery and fishing. And the best part is, we’ve got specialized equipment that makes these outdoor opportunities accessible to everyone! April 27, 2024, from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM.
  • Burnet Bluebonnet Festival: Taking place every second weekend in April, the Burnet Bluebonnet Festival is the ultimate small-town celebration in Texas, attracting over 35,000 people annually. With new activities added every year, you can expect an unforgettable experience whether you’re a first-time visitor or a seasoned festival-goer. From live music to carnival rides, delicious food to all kinds of races, and of course, plenty of shopping, there’s something for everyone. April 12, 2024 to April 14, 2024.
  • Texas Eclipse Festival 2024: The Texas Eclipse Festival 2024 is an exceptional blend of MUSIC, ART, SPACE, and TECHNOLOGY, all set against the breathtaking backdrop of Reveille Peak Ranch’s scenic landscape. Get ready to immerse yourself in a celestial encounter that will leave you in awe. With incredible music, mind-blowing space exhibits, and jaw-dropping art installations, you’ll feel transported to another world. And that’s not all! You’ll also hear from some of the most inspiring speakers and see the latest in technology activations. But the cherry on top? Over 4 minutes of totality during one of the longest total solar eclipses near a major metro area in North American history. Tickets range from $249 to $669.April 5, 2024 to April 9, 2024.

Canton

  • Solar Eclipse Festival: Don’t miss out on the Solar Eclipse Festival happening at Canton Marketplace – the ultimate destination for foodies and festival enthusiasts alike! You’ll find a wide range of mouth-watering food options from various food trucks and pop-up vendors at the venue. April 6, 2024 to April 8, 2024.
  • Glow Party Parent’s Night Out: Set your GPS to State Highway 19, Canton for one of Texas’ top events in April. Glow in the Dark Dance Party Parent’s Night Out is an event for kids aged 5 and up. Bring your friends along, too; just make sure their parent/guardian creates an account and fills out a waiver online or in person. For dinner, you’ll get a delicious pizza. Yum! Make sure to sign up ahead of time to reserve your spot and let them know how many glow sticks you need!April 13, 2024, from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM.
  • Canton Texas – Solar Eclipse Weekend: Canton’s Solar Eclipse Weekend is going to be a celestial celebration like no other, blending science and community festivities. Imagine setting up your RV or tent at the First Monday Trade Days and immersing yourself in the beauty of the cosmos under the starry skies. During your eclipse weekend stay, you can connect with like-minded astronomy enthusiasts, deepen your understanding of our cosmic existence, and gain insights into eclipse wonders. Live music performances on Saturday and Sunday nights will take your experience to another level! And don’t forget to indulge your taste buds with mouth-watering dishes from local restaurants and explore the charming shops in Canton. April 5, 2024 to April 8, 2024, from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM.
Display at First Monday Trade Days

Conroe

  • Conroe KidzFest (Free): Get ready for an action-packed day of fun and excitement at the biggest family-friendly festival of the year – The Conroe KidzFest! Whether you’re young or young at heart, there’s something for everyone at this amazing event. With carnival games, retail vendors, food trucks, and tons of exciting booths, you’ll never run out of things to do. And the best part? Admission is completely free, so you can bring the whole family without breaking the bank. April 27, 2024, from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM.
  • Texas Mineral and Fossil Show: Looking for an exciting and educational event to attend with your kids? Look no further than the Texas Mineral and Fossil Show! This must-see event is all about rocks and minerals, happening at the Lone Star Convention Center & Expo in Conroe, TX. Get ready to immerse yourself in a world of geological wonders with a wide range of exhibits. April 26, 2024 to April 28, 2024.

Corpus Christi

  • 2024 Texas Oyster Round Up (Free): Get ready for a shucking good time at the 2024 Texas Oyster Round Up! This one-of-a-kind event is suitable for the whole family and is free! Enjoy a day filled with delicious Texas oysters, live music, and oyster-themed activities at Water Street Restaurants. Little ones will have a blast with our children’s activities, while adults can learn more about oyster aquaculture and environmental issues from our expert speakers. Plus, help us make a difference by donating your oyster shells to Sink Your Shucks for natural habitat restoration. April 6, 2024, from 12:00 PM to 10:00 PM.
  • 9th Annual Corpus Christi Food Truck Festival 2024 Downtown Corpus Christi (Free): Witness the largest Texas food truck showdown on Shoreline Blvd at the 9th Annual Corpus Christi Food Truck Festival 2024. Come and enjoy 50 of the best food trucks that will serve up a wide variety of dishes and food creations. Along with fantastic food, you can also enjoy live music on the Food Truck Stage. For the little ones you bring along, there will be an Arts & Crafts Alley, Face Painting, a Petting Zoo, and plenty of kid activities at the Kids Truck Zone. The best part? The whole event is free and open to the public; all you need to pay for is the delicious food! April 6, 2024, from 12:00 PM to 10:00 PM.
  • Birdiest Festival In America: With a six-year total of 341 species sighted, 92 species on a three-hour bird walk, and a 10-hour BIG DAY record of 156 species, you already know how bad it would be to miss the 7th installment of Corpus Christi’s BIRDIEST FESTIVAL IN AMERICA this year! You’ll have the chance to join any of the 21 different full or half-day field trips, attend five presentations and six workshops, and enjoy choice bird walks. The festival also features a vendor trade show, a Texas BBQ Welcome Dinner, artisan booths, a Rio Grande Valley Pre-Trip, a scenic Texas Hill Country Post Trip, and a Family Fun Day! April 24, 2024 to April 28, 2024.
  • Festival de Mariachi en la Isla (Free Admission): The Fourth Annual Festival de Mariachi en la Isla is just around the corner, from April 3 to 7. You won’t want to miss out on this amazing event featuring fun and exciting activities, including concerts by talented middle/high school and college ensembles, local artisans showcasing their craft, and delicious food trucks serving up mouth-watering treats. But that’s not all! The festival will also have activities by local artist Mayra Zamora, food blogger Vianney Rodriguez, and historian Aries Limon. And, if you’re a fan of mariachi music, you definitely won’t want to miss the Spanish Mass on Sunday, April 7, at Corpus Christi Cathedral. Up to 40 talented mariachi musicians will perform, making it a truly unforgettable experience. Admission is free while evening concerts are priced at $15. April 3, 2024 to April 7, 2024.

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Dallas

  • Family Night at Six Flags Over Texas: Get ready for a night of non-stop fun and excitement at the 56th Annual Family Night at Six Flags, exclusively for Children’s HealthSM supporters! Hosted by the Women’s Auxiliary to Children’s Medical Center Dallas, this private event promises shorter lines, thrilling rides, and top-notch entertainment that the whole family will love. So, whether you’re a roller coaster enthusiast or just looking for a night out with the family, don’t miss out on the chance to support a good cause while having a blast! Tickets are $50 per person. April 5, 2024, from 6:30 PM to 11 PM.
  • 2024 Dallas Arts District Changing Perspectives Block Party (Free): Exciting news for art lovers! Dallas Arts Month is just around the corner and the annual Changing Perspectives Block Party will be lit! You won’t want to miss out on this FREE, family-friendly event featuring the return of the world-renowned BANDALOOP Vertical Dance Company. Brace yourself for a breathtaking performance that celebrates the human spirit, nature, and communities through dance that uses climbing technology to expand and challenge what is possible. BANDALOOP is known for its innovative vertical performance that seamlessly weaves dynamic physicality and intricate choreography to turn the dance floor on its side. Mark your calendars for this amazing event and let’s celebrate art’s beauty together! Free admission. April 13, 2024.
  • Total Eclipse Viewing Party!: The Great North American Eclipse is coming, AND Community Beer Co. in Dallas is offering the most scenic view in town from their PATIO AND BIERGARTEN! This is the chance to safely experience the eclipse while enjoying delicious drinks and yummy food. You’ll get solar glasses to protect your eyes, plus two drinks (beer, wine, or our special Eclipse cocktail), and food from the Community Kitchen – all for just $50! But hurry, space is limited and tickets are selling fast. April 8, 2024, from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM.
  • Dallas International Film Festival: Lights, camera, action! The Dallas International Film Festival is a movie lover’s paradise where you get to immerse yourself in the world of cinema for 7 days straight. With exclusive access to filmmakers and their creations, you can catch premiere screenings, daring documentaries, and eye-opening shorts. And that’s not all – there are nightly red carpets, parties, music, Q&As, and panels to keep you entertained. You’ll be surrounded by a festival atmosphere, shared with fellow film enthusiasts, and have VIP access to the Festival Lounge. Tickets are $15 per person. Passes are $100-$500. April 26, 2024.
Ride at the Texas State Fair

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Denison

  • There aren’t any events currently scheduled for April 2024. Keep checking their online event calendar for updates.

Denton

  • North of Totality (Free): Get ready to witness the most spectacular celestial event of the year! Join your loved ones and head to Quakertown Park for a North of Totality Solar Eclipse viewing party. You can grab your FREE eclipse viewing glasses (while supplies last) and enjoy scrumptious food trucks, exciting lawn games, and live music while you wait to witness this magical moment. April 8, 2024, from 12:00 PM to 3:30 PM.
  • Spring Fever Fest (Free): Shake off those winter blues and welcome spring with an exciting event! The Spring Fever Fest is happening at Cool Beans Bar & Grill, and you’re invited! This free event promises to be a treat for all the senses, with a vibrant Art Market showcasing handmade art and vintage pieces from around town. The market runs from 2 pm to 6:30 pm, giving you plenty of time to browse and shop to your heart’s content. And that’s not all – the festivities continue into the night with live music starting at 8:30 pm. So come on over, bring your family and friends, and enjoy a day filled with art, music, and good company at the Spring Fever Fest! April 13, 2024, from 2:00 PM to 2:00 AM.
  • Denton Redbud Festival: Ready to celebrate Arbor Day in Denton with a bang? Mark your calendars for the Denton Redbud Festival, an award-winning event brought to you by Denton Parks and Recreation! There’s something for everyone at the festival – plant sales, local and handmade crafts, educational workshops, live performances, and the star of the show – a spectacular Reuse Runway Fashion Show that will leave you in awe. April 20, 2024, from 1:00 PM to 9:00 PM.

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Driftwood/Dripping Springs

  • Eclipse Fest At Vista Brewing: Skip the traffic and head over to Vista Brewing to be a part of the incredible Vista Eclipse Fest – an event carefully planned to provide everyone with ample space to enjoy the fantastic eclipse views. You can also expect live music, delicious food, and drink specials, and witness the eclipse on their stunning 21-acre ranch covered in wildflowers. Skip the traffic and join us! For just $15, you can have a pair of certified eclipse glasses, be eligible for free parking, and spend a day filled with family-friendly fun. Want some more inspiration? Kids go free! April 8, 2024, from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
  • Driftwood Heritage Festival (Free): The 3rd annual DRIFTWOOD HERITAGE FESTIVAL is a free and family-friendly event at VISTA BREWING, dedicated to bringing together members of the Driftwood community and getting an in-depth insight into the rich cultural heritage of Driftwood. You can enjoy live music, browse local vendors’ products, and learn about the Driftwood Historical and Conservation Society. Tickets are $5 or 5 for $20. April 21, 2024, from 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM.
  • April 2024 Eclipse Camping: The April 8, 2024, solar eclipse is just around the corner, and Event Center Drive, Dripping Springs, is ready to make your eclipse viewing a life-long memory. You can now take your eclipse experience to the next level by choosing from a range of camping options, including primitive camping and RV hookups. April 5, 2024 to April 9, 2024.
  • Annual Founders Day Festival (Free): The Annual Founders Day Festival in the historic downtown district is a three-day extravaganza that celebrates the founding of the Dripping Springs community in 1850 by the Moss, Wallace, and Pound families. The festival starts with the Grand Parade and is packed with free music and entertainment, the Mighty Thomas Carnival, delicious food and beer, street dances, cook-off competitions, over 150 arts and crafts booths, and an array of business vendors. April 26, 2024 to April 28, 2024.

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Dublin

  • Eclipse Party at the Farm: With plenty of space to spread out and relax, the Eclipse Party at the Farm is the best place to experience the upcoming eclipse in Dublin. From 11:45-1:15, you’ll be treated to some amazing live music and an open mic session, with plenty of talented performers to keep you entertained throughout the day. And if you’re bringing the kids along, they’ll love the petting corral and all the fun activities this place has in store. The Cheese Shoppe will be open for sampling and purchases, with plenty of tasty treats to fuel up for a day of eclipse-watching. Tickets are just $10/person (with eclipse glasses included!) and $5 for kids 5 and under. April 8, 2024, from 11:30 AM to 2:30 PM.

Ennis

  • Eclipse Over Ennis: On April 8th, 2024, North America will witness one of nature’s most incredible shows – the “Great North American Eclipse”. And guess what? Ennis is the place to be! With over 4 minutes of totality, this charming city is the most ideal spot to watch this once-in-a-lifetime phenomenon. Imagine being a witness to a total solar eclipse, an event that occurs only once every 360-410 years at any given place. Head over to Historic Downtown Ennis, TX to elevate the experience further up a notch with live music, mouth-watering food, refreshing beer, and plenty of shopping and good eats. And let’s not forget about the 4 minutes and 23 seconds of totality – that’s plenty of time to soak in the eclipse’s beauty. April 6, 2024 to April 8, 2024.
  • Ennis Bluebonnet Trails Festival: If the spectacular sight of flowering fields is one of your weak spots, then the Official Bluebonnet City of Texas is the place where you should be this April. Brace yourself for a breathtaking experience as Ennis showcases over 40 miles of bluebonnet walking trails sponsored by the Ennis Garden Club. And guess what? This year, from April 19-21, 2024, you can join the Ennis Bluebonnet Trails Festival for a fun-filled weekend of Arts & Crafts Vendors, Tasty Food, and Kid’s Activities on Downtown Ennis streets. April 19, 2024 to April 21, 2024.

Farmersville

  • Run Like A Fool: Put on your most funky and fun outfit ever, and brace yourself for a day packed with endless laughter and excitement on the stunning trails of the Best Day Ever Ranch, located in Whitewright, TX. It’s time to unleash your inner athlete and make some unforgettable memories! Run Like A Fool has teamed up with the incredible Wounded Warrior Project and is inviting you and your squad to register for an epic 5k or 10k run. April 6, 2024, from 7:30 AM to 10:15 AM.
  • Trails Day: Get ready to embrace an active and healthy lifestyle as the City of Farmersville Parks and Recreation Board presents “Trail Day” at the Chaparral Trail. This exciting event is celebrated throughout the nation to showcase the beautiful trail systems our country has to offer. Join us for a day filled with fun activities, such as a scavenger hunt on the trail and booths featuring local vendors. You can also take part in the Carter Blood Drive and contribute to a good cause. The event will be held in conjunction with Arbor Day and Earth Day, making it the perfect opportunity to celebrate nature and wellness. April 27, 2024, from 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM.
Historic building in downtown Farmersville

Fort Worth

  • Fort Worth Stockyards Foodie Tour: Giddy up for an unforgettable adventure through Fort Worth’s legendary Stockyards! Accompanied by an entertaining guide, you’ll explore the rich history of the Wild West and hear the spine-tingling ghost stories of one of the most iconic places in Texas. But that’s not all! You’ll embark on a delicious foodie tour, where you’ll sample scrumptious Texas-sized portions at three hand-picked restaurants. And to top it all off, you’ll enjoy a freshly baked sweet treat for dessert that’ll leave your taste buds dancing with joy. Price: $89. April 1, 2024 to April 30, 2024, from 12:00 PM to 2:30 PM.
  • Kayaking And Solar Scoping At The Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge: For an adventure-filled way to experience the solar eclipse, head over to the Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge for some solar scoping! You can lay back in a comfy lawn chair or a cozy blanket while enjoying some exciting educational activities and witnessing the breathtaking eclipse. Don’t worry about missing out on the view because the first 50 guests will get complementary solar glasses. Want your adventure to be even more exciting? Rent a kayak or canoe and see the eclipse from the Trinity River. April 8, 2024.
  • Micro Mania: Get ready to experience the ultimate adrenaline rush as MICRO MANIA’s high-octane thrills and excitement return to the 1/5th-mile Lil’ Texas Motor Speedway! Brace yourself for heart-stopping action and intense battles as some of the most skilled drivers in the world compete to be crowned champion. Don’t miss out on the edge-of-your-seat excitement that will leave you breathless! April 8, 2024 to April 11, 2024, at 2;00 PM.
  • 2024 Fort Worth Food + Wine Festival: Save the date! The 2024 Fort Worth Food + Wine Festival takes place April 4-7, 2024. Enjoy tacos and tequila, top chefs and restaurants showcasing their signature dishes, a brunch extravaganza, juicy burgers and cold brews, live blues music, and a variety of fiery dishes from some of the most talented chefs in the business.April 4, 2024 to April 7, 2024.
  • Nishi Fest: Experience the ultimate fusion of entertainment and Asian pop culture at NISHI FEST – the ultimate celebration of everything you love! Join us on April 20th and 21st, 2024, at the stunning Will Rogers Memorial Center for a two-day extravaganza that you won’t forget. This year’s event promises to be bigger and better than ever before, with tons of exciting activities, your favorite Asian pop artists, and delicious food to enjoy. Grab your tickets for just $34.31. April 20, 2024 to April 21, 2024.

Frisco

  • Empty Bowls Frisco: Ready to attend an event while serving a worthy cause? Sign up for the 6th Annual Empty Bowls Frisco event at Verona Villa, Frisco, and help end hunger for over a thousand children! This amazing event is packed with local restaurants serving delicious soup and bread, along with live entertainment that feeds your body and soul. As a special reminder of the impact you’ve made, every guest will take home an exclusive hand-crafted soup bowl made by local children and artists. Price: $100 per individual. April 18, 2024, at 6:00 PM.
  • Frisco Uncorked Presented by H-E-B: Get ready for a fantastic weekend at Frisco Square with the 5th Annual Frisco Uncorked, presented by H-E-B! This event is a wine lover’s paradise, with hundreds of award-winning wines to sample. You’ll also be able to indulge in the best local cuisine, shop at a variety of fantastic boutiques and artisans, and enjoy some friendly competition with grape stomping contests. Plus, don’t miss out on the Craft Beer Garden and other fun activities throughout the weekend. Get your tickets now and let’s uncork the fun! Price: $40-$175. April 27, 2024.
  • Total Eclipse of the Park (Free): The Great North American Eclipse is coming and you’re invited to join the ‘Total Eclipse of the Park’ viewing party, presented by Kaleidoscope Park and Sci-Tech Discovery Center. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to witness the last total solar eclipse in the US for the next 20 years, and it’s free and open to the public. Immerse yourself in science wonders with hands-on activities, explore HALL Park, and enjoy some incredible musical entertainment. Don’t miss out on this unforgettable experience! April 8, 2024, from 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM.

Galveston

  • 1877 Tall Ship ELISSA Day Sails: Are you ready for an adventure on the high seas? Join the Galveston Historical Foundation (GHF) for an unforgettable experience aboard the magnificent 1877 Iron Barque ELISSA. As one of the oldest and longest continuously sailed vessels in the world, ELISSA is a true marvel of maritime history. During the 6-hour sail, you’ll learn all about sailing a square-rigged ship from the experts. And don’t worry, lunch, water, and soda are all included, so you can enjoy every moment of this incredible experience. Trainees must be ages 10 and older, and children ages 10-17 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. April 5, 2024.
  • The Grand Kids Festival: The Grand Kids Festival at Postoffice District offers participatory access to the fine arts for all children. It raises appreciation and awareness of the fine arts, showcases the talent and ability of children in the area, and creates a visible event adhering to The Grand’s mission. Booth and stage activities are hands-on projects, food and beverage booths offer good food for families, and entertainment areas include children and professional artists performing vocal, instrumental, and dance groups from diverse ages and cultures. April 20, 2024, from 10;00 AM to 5:00 PM.
  • RailFest Model Train Rally: RAILFEST at the Galveston Railroad Museum is the ultimate train-lovers’ paradise featuring large-sized model trains, interactive activities, train rides, vendors, and more. You won’t believe your eyes as you witness spectacular displays with all the bells and whistles – model trains weaving in and out of the train depot and continuing onto the Garden of Steam. Kids of all ages will be delighted and entertained by this two-day event, which promises to be the biggest model train show ever! There’s plenty of entertainment, a food court, interactive activities, Depot Marketplace vendors, exhibits in the museum, and rail cars. April 27, 2024 to April 28, 2024, from 10:00 AM to 5;00 PM.
  • Galveston Steampunk Festival: Galveston Steampunk Festival is the newest event in town that celebrates 19th-century technology centered around the railroad! It’s a colorful and exciting journey to the Wild Wild West! With interactive exhibits, a train depot, a marketplace boasting over 45 vendors, a food and drink court, a tea party, teacup racing, live entertainment, vow renewals, a Time Machine, and much more, there’s something for everyone, regardless of age! April 6, 2024.
  • FeatherFest Birding & Nature Photography Festival: Are you an avid bird-watcher or a passionate nature photographer? Or maybe just someone who wants to enjoy some fresh air, sunshine, and an unforgettable experience? If so, then you won’t want to miss FeatherFest! This exciting event offers four days of incredible birding and nature photography field trips that delight and inspire. April 18, 2024 to April 21, 2024.

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Georgetown

  • Bentwood Rodeo: Are you seeking a fun-filled weekend with your loved ones? If so, you can’t miss the Bentwood Rodeo! It’s an event perfect for the whole family and guaranteed to be unforgettable. Prepare yourself for an amazing display of thrilling bull riding, bucking horses, and even sheep riding! You won’t have to worry about your taste buds being left out either as there will be plenty of delicious food and drinks available for purchase. April 12,2024 to April 13, 2024, at 7:00 PM.
  • The Annual Red Poppy Festival (Free): Red Poppy Festival has been home to some of the most amazing artists and bands over the last few decades, and this year’s lineup is nothing short of incredible. With live performances on all three stages, you’re in for an unforgettable experience filled with good vibes and evocative music. But here’s the real kicker. All concerts are absolutely free! That’s right – no tickets are needed. So grab your friends and family, and join in the fun at the Red Poppy Festival. April 26, 2024 to April 28, 2024.
  • Family Nature Fest: Family Nature Fest at Garey Park is a family-friendly festival that connects families with nature and offers a variety of activities, demonstrations, and environmental education that will keep the whole clan entertained and engaged. Get ready to experience some amazing vendors and activities, including Fannie’s Farm Friends petting zoo, The Williamson Museum, Native Plant Society of Texas – Williamson County Chapter, Goodwater Master Naturalists, and Takota’s Ponies pony rides (for a small fee). Take a stroll on the Tales on the Trails Story Walk or visit the Gypsy Ice Cold Confections Caravan for a tasty treat (also for a small fee). April 13, 2024, from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM.
A red poppy in a field

Houston

  • Total Solar Eclipse Celebration: Experience the wonder of the solar eclipse like never before at Space Center Houston. Join us for three days of interactive programs that will inspire and amaze you, all while enjoying general admission access. Witness the creation of a breathtaking mural by renowned Houston artist GONZO247, inspired by the eclipse phases. Listen to the beautiful melodies of the Houston Youth Chamber Orchestra on April 6th, and engage in fun and educational activities hosted by the Houston Astronomical Society on April 8th. And don’t forget, complimentary eclipse glasses will be provided to all guests on both days. Child (4-11): from $24.95. Adult: from $29.95. April 6, 2024 to April 8, 2024, from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
  • Hermann Park Kite Festival (Free): The annual Hermann Park Conservancy Kite Festival on Hermann Drive in Houston, TX, is another absolutely free April event! Imagine a day full of fun, live music, interactive games and activities, face painting, and more, surrounded by a community of fellow Houstonians. It’s a day filled with warmth and happiness, and it will be a memorable experience for you and your family! April 7, 2024, from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM.
  • Bayou Blues Festival: Get ready to groove to the blues at the first annual Bayou Blues Festival presented by the Houston Botanic Garden! Slip into your blue suede shoes and join us as we celebrate the garden’s stunning blue blossoms. Enjoy some soulful music, delicious food, and refreshing drinks from our amazing vendors. General admission tickets are available for just $15, and we also have comfortable lawn seating for you to relax and soak in the good vibes. April 27, 2024, from 1;00 PM to 7:00 PM.
  • Houston Brew Festival: Get ready for a beer lover’s paradise at the Houston Brew Festival! With more than 50 breweries and 150 beers to choose from, you’re sure to find your new favorite brew. But that’s not all – there will also be food trucks, live cover bands, lawn games, and other fun activities throughout Discovery Green. Plus, with your admission ticket, you can sample as many beers as you’d like from participating breweries. Just remember – this event is strictly for those 21 and over and pets are not allowed. April 27, 2024.
  • Spring Wine Fest 2024: Come and join us at the Boardwalk for an unforgettable experience, where you can indulge in Washington’s finest wines, live music, and delicious appetizers. With a ticketed wristband priced at $59.95, you can enjoy 72 wine samples, each more delicious than the next. As a bonus, you’ll also receive a free wine glass (while supplies last), small bites from six Kemah restaurants, and amazing giveaways from vendors (while supplies last). You must be 21 years old or older to participate and bring a valid ID for check-in. Please note that parking is charged, but it’s worth it! April 27, 2024, from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM.
  • Tour De Houston: The 17th annual Tour de Houston, presented by Apache Corporation, is just around the corner! Get ready to hop on your bike and ride through Houston’s historic neighborhoods, scenic districts, and parks while supporting a worthy cause. This year’s event will raise funds for the city’s Re-Plant Houston program. Don’t miss out on this thrilling opportunity to see the city from a new perspective! Kids: $25, adults $45. April 7, 2024, from 6:30 AM to 2:00 PM.

Kerrville

  • Kerrville Eclipse Festival (Free): Experience a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to witness the magnificent 2024 total solar eclipse in Kerrville, Texas! Join us at the Kerrville Eclipse Festival, on Monday, April 8, 2024, at the breathtaking Louise Hays Park. This amazing event is completely FREE. It will feature inspiring scientific speakers, live music, exciting children’s programming, and an incredible 4 minutes and 25 seconds of totality. We are truly honored to have been chosen by NASA as one of only three cities in the United States to livestream the eclipse in the park. April 8, 2024, from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
  • 3rd Annual Stonehenge Celtic Festival & Highland Games: Make sure to save the date for an exciting weekend filled with fun and festivities at the 3rd Annual Stonehenge Celtic Festival & Highland Games. From exhilarating games starting at 9 a.m. to mouth-watering food trucks and fantastic vendors, there’s something for everyone. Delightful dancing and music will add to the joyous atmosphere of this family-friendly event. April 27, 2024 to Apr 28, 2024, from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

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Kingsland

  • Total Solar Eclipse Mixer Party: Join us at the Total Solar Eclipse Mixer Party, sponsored by Landmasters Real Estate, The Drace, and the Kingsland Chamber, happening at The Drace on 100 Lake Street in Kingsland.  This amazing event is free for Members, but non-members can still join in on the fun for only $15 payable at the door. Don’t forget to grab your free certified TSE eyeglasses while they last! April 4, 2024, from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM.

Laredo

  • Solar Eclipse Watch Party: Experience the awe-inspiring solar eclipse at Casa Ortíz on Zaragoza St in Laredo! Join our watch party from 12 pm to 2 pm on April 8, 2024, for just $5. Along with the chance to witness this incredible event, your entrance fee includes eclipse glasses, appetizers, and beverages. Don’t miss out on this unforgettable opportunity. April 8, 2024, from 12:00 PM to 2:00PM.
  • Annual Mariachi Festival with Mariachi Nuevo Tecalitlán: Mark your calendars, music lovers! You won’t want to miss the TAMIU International Mariachi Festival, April 18-20, 2024. Hosted by Texas A&M International University, this event promises to be a truly unforgettable experience for fans of mariachi music from all over the world. Get ready to be swept away by the sights and sounds of the world-renowned Mariachi International group, and join us for a celebration of music and culture that you won’t soon forget! April 18, 2024 to April 20, 2024.

Livingston

  • Eclipse Festival & Camp Out in Livingston at Texas Craft Fair (Free Admission): Are you ready for an unforgettable weekend of shopping, delicious food, and outdoor adventure? Mark your calendars for the April Solar Eclipse Festival & Camp Out, hosted by Texas Craft Fair & PCPM! Get ready to explore a mixed market filled with amazing local vendors, tasty food trucks, and more. And if you’re feeling adventurous, why not bring your camping gear and spend the night under the stars? We’ll even host an epic eclipse watch party on Monday that you won’t want to miss. Free admission. April 6, 2024, from 12:00 PM to 07:00 PM.
  • RVers Boot Camp – Rainbow’s End / East Texas 2024: Are you an RVer looking to up your game? Then RVers Boot Camp, at the beautiful Escapees Rainbow’s End RV Park in East Texas is the place you need to be! Join us for a weekend filled with comprehensive training, expert guidance, and insider tips and tricks. You’ll receive a flash drive loaded with all the handouts you’ll need, plus the acclaimed RVer’s Ultimate Survival Guide. And to top it off, we’ll treat you to a delicious supper on Saturday night. April 26, 2024 to April 28, 2024.

Lubbock

  • Lubbock Uncorked: Lubbock Uncorked at the American Windmill Museum Canyon Lake Drive Lubbock is the ultimate celebration of West Texas wine and grapes. This amazing event brings together the finest wineries from all over Texas, offering attendees a chance to indulge in a wide variety of tantalizing wines while learning all about the winemaking process from the experts themselves. But that’s not all – this exciting festival also features a lively beer garden, mouth-watering food trucks and restaurants serving local favorites, and a fantastic lineup of musical entertainment that keeps the good times rolling all night long. April 6, 2024.
  • 55th Annual Ranch Day: The 55th Annual Ranch Day at the National Ranching Heritage Center is just around the corner, and this is your chance to get a taste of what it’s like to be a real cowboy. You’ll meet and greet some of the friendliest livestock around – cattle, sheep, and horses. Plus, get ready for some serious fun at a stick horse rodeo! Cabela’s Outpost will teach you shooting and archery skills, and the pros will demonstrate horses that’ll leave you in awe. And of course, food and refreshments will be available all day long. This event is perfect for visitors of all ages, so come down and experience ranch life like never before! April 20, 2024.
  • The Lights Fest: The Lights Fest at Lubbock Speedway Country Road is a magical and captivating sky lantern event that’s sure to take your breath away. Experience amazement as the sun sets and the sky is filled with lanterns, creating a magical and enchanting atmosphere. Whether you’re looking for a romantic getaway, a joyous celebration, or a peaceful moment of reflection, our sky lantern event promises an unforgettable experience that will leave you with memories that last a lifetime. April 6, 2024.
  • Solar Eclipse Viewing Party: Join us for the Eclipse Viewing Party at the Science Spectrum Museum & OMNI Theater! You’ll explore and learn more about space science in a fun, interactive way. Want to see the solar eclipse safely? We have special lenses and optical projections that will give you an unforgettable viewing experience. Additionally, the OMNI Theater will offer a limited viewing of the 40-minute giant-screen documentary SolarMax, in the OMNI Theater from April 6th to 8th, which tells the story of humankind’s struggle to understand the sun. April 8, 2024.

Lufkin

  • Lufkin Solar Eclipse Spectacular: A total Solar Eclipse is the biggest happening of April 2024, and everyone is looking for the best spot to witness this celestial phenomenon that promises to be the experience of a lifetime. With interactive solar activities for kids and families, Lufkin Solar Eclipse Spectacular at Lufkin Ave promises not to disappoint, especially if you are looking to have a fun-filled day while learning about the wonders of the universe. To attend this awe-inspiring event, RSVP and invite your friends, family, and fellow eclipse enthusiasts to be a part of this unforgettable experience. Just remember to purchase solar eclipse glasses for safe viewing, and bring your camera to capture the magic! April 8, 2024, from 12:23 PM to 3:04 PM.
  • SpringFEST 2024 (Free): Set the destination for Pitser Garrison Convention Center, Lufkin to attend the most exciting event of the year – SpringFest 2024! This year’s event promises a day full of fun, food, live music, a fantastic car show, and a petting zoo that’s sure to delight animal lovers of all ages. Plus, there will be plenty of local food trucks and vendors to satisfy your sweet or savory cravings. Bring your family and enjoy exciting activities including arts and crafts, shopping, face painting, and a dedicated kids zone. And the best part? Admission is free all day long! April 20, 2024, from 2:00 PM to 5:30 PM.

Marshall

  • Marshall Touch A Truck: The Marshall Touch A Truck festival is a wonderful opportunity for children to engage with their favorite vehicles, unleash their creativity through crafts, and have a blast playing games with local businesses and organizations. Don’t miss out on this amazing experience! April 20, 2024, from 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM.
  • Unforgettable Experience – Solar Eclipse Spectacular!: Witness the stunning Solar Eclipse Spectacular at Rüeggenbach Brewing Co. on W Bowie St, Marshall, while supporting the East Texas Alzheimer’s Alliance. This unforgettable event promises to be a feast for your senses as you enjoy a delicious lunch on the rooftop and watch the sky turn dark. For only $75, you’ll get to indulge in a scrumptious grazing board, listen to amazing live music, score a chic t-shirt, and wear special glasses to get a better view of the eclipse. April 8, 2024, from 12:00 PM to 02:00 PM.
Trees full of berries

McKinney

  • Zip Line Days: Get ready to experience the thrill of a lifetime with our Zip Line Days Heard Natural Science Museum! Brace yourself as you climb up our newly built dual zip platform and prepare to soar down a 487-foot zip line through the breathtaking deciduous forest. The picturesque view will leave you in awe! Don’t forget to grab your tickets for each trip down the zip line and make the most of your adventurous day out. April 27, 2024, from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM.
  • Solar Eclipse Viewing Party in Downtown McKinney: Join the eclipse viewing party at the Chestnut Garage on South Chestnut Street in Downtown McKinney. For just $10, you can secure your spot on the rooftop/deck party and get access to a private viewing area that will give you the best possible view of the solar eclipse. Plus, you’ll enjoy live music, a goodie bag, and a photo-op to capture this once-in-a-lifetime event. Don’t wait – grab your eclipse glasses and join us for an unforgettable night under the stars! April 8, 2024, from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM.
  • Arts in Bloom + Wine Festival: Proudly sponsored by McKinney Main Street, Art in Bloom is a three-day celebration, set in Historic Downtown McKinney. Over 120 talented artists from around the country will showcase their work on the tree-lined streets surrounding the McKinney Performing Arts Center. Texas wineries, food vendors, performance artists, and musicians will all come together to create an unforgettable experience. Don’t miss the hands-on interactive area for the little ones, the Kids Creation Station, where emerging artists can learn about art processes and create their own masterpieces. April 12, 2024 to April 14, 2024.
Sign in downtown McKinney

New Braunfels

  • Folkfest New Braunfels 2024: Come and be a part of the Folkfest New Braunfels 2024. It’s an annual event at the Museum of Texas Handmade Furniture, Church Hill Dr, New Braunfels, that celebrates the rich heritage and culture of early Texans. April 13 to April 14, 2024, from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
  • Aim Wild Wellness Fest: The Aim Wild Wellness Fest is about connecting with local wellness businesses providing information, products, and services that can help you live your healthy lifestyle. You can participate in movement classes, including some for kids, listen to presentations on health-related subjects, purchase delicious food and drinks, and peruse vendor booths.  Entry is just $5 per person, and kids 12 and under get in for free! April 13, 2024, from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM.

Palestine

  • The 1836 Shoot Out Diamond B Ranch: Are you ready for a thrilling Western experience? If so, mark your calendar for the annual SHOOT OUT DIAMOND B RANCH event featuring an exciting race during Texas Independence celebrations! This unique and unforgettable event invites you to bring your horses, mules, and wagons and join in on the fun-filled activities or sit back and enjoy the show. April 13, 2024 to April 14, 2024.
  • A Prom Night Through The Decades – Texas State Railroad: Texas State Railroad proudly presents “A Prom Night Through the Decades” excursion train. This amazing round-trip adventure is exclusively for adults and offers a range of pricing and seating options to suit your preferences. The journey starts from the historic PALESTINE, TX RAIL DEPOT on April 27, 2024, and takes you on a scenic ride to Rusk, TX Rail Depot. But that’s not all! As part of this event, you’ll get to enjoy a delightful champagne or cider toast, freshly prepared appetizers, a scrumptious dinner, and a delectable dessert, all served with your choice of iced tea or water. There will also be a variety of non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverages available for purchase on the train and at the depot. April 27, 202 at 5:00 PM.
Palestine train

Paris

  • Solar Eclipse 2024 at the Paris Dragstrip: Experience the Solar Eclipse like never before at Paris Dragstrip! Enjoy the breathtaking view worry-free with 2 Solar Eclipse glasses included in your General Parking pass. Our commitment to sustainability means you can revel in nature’s beauty without any waste dumping, electricity, or water hookups. Let the Live DJ or Live Band elevate your experience while enjoying mouth-watering treats at Big R’s Roadhouse. And don’t forget the little ones – they can jump around in the bounce house and make memories that will last a lifetime! April 7, 8:00 AM. to April 8, 2024, 11:00 PM.
  • 2024 Paris Texas Wine Fest: Come join us for an unforgettable evening of Sip, Savor, and Shop at the Paris Texas Wine Fest in Downtown Paris. This exclusive ticketed event is a celebration of Texas wineries, local restaurants, and retail shops and galleries found in downtown Paris, Texas. Participants will get to taste 10 wineries across North East Texas, while VIP ticket holders will be treated to an exclusive, curated experience hosted at Paris Emporium. Enjoy delicious hors d’oeuvres prepared by our executive chef, paired with selected French wines at four different stations, each with a wine expert on hand to enhance and elevate your knowledge and enjoyment of wines. April 13, 2024, from 6;00 PM to 9:00 PM.

Pearland

  • Feast with the Beasts at the Houston Zoo: Have you heard about the upcoming “Feast with the Beasts” event at the Houston Zoo, presented by TXU Energy? You and your significant other can make it a memorable date night by indulging in mouth-watering dishes from a handpicked selection of 40 of Houston’s best restaurants. But that’s not all – you’ll also enjoy live music throughout the zoo, including a thrilling dueling piano show, and even get up close to some amazing animals after hours. Don’t miss out on this unforgettable experience! April 5, 2024, from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM.
  • Puranava Indian Art and Culture Fest at Pearland Town Center (Free): Come and experience the Puranava Indian Art and Culture Fest at Pearland Town Center, where the vibrant colors and rich traditions of India come to life. This free and open-to-the-public festival offers something for the whole family, including visual art exhibits, a chariot-fest with street performances, and classical and folk art. April 20, 2024, from 12:00 PM to 7:00 PM.

Plano

  • Witty Kids Discovery Walks 2024 (Free): Are you looking for a fun-filled, educational activity for your little ones? Look no further than Witty Kids Discovery Walks! Our outdoor walks offer a unique opportunity for children to explore the world around them while sparking their imaginations and creativity. With themed stations that encourage career exploration and writing, your child will be engaged and entertained from start to finish. Join us for a morning of adventure and discovery, where learning is blended with fun! Ideal for children in grades K through 3, these walks are the perfect way to introduce your child to the wonders of the great outdoors. And the best part? It’s completely free! April 13, 2024, from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM.
  • Hasda Punjab Vaisakhi Mela 2024 (Free): Celebrate the vibrant culture of Punjab at the upcoming Hasda Punjab Vaisakhi 2024 event at the Plano Event Center. You can look forward to an exciting evening filled with energetic bhangra and gidha performances, mesmerizing folk dances, soulful singing, delicious food, and shopping stalls to browse through. Best of all, admission to this fun-filled event is free! April 25, 2024, from 5:00 PM to 11:30 PM.
  • Take Steps 2024: By joining the Take Steps community, you’ll have the opportunity to walk alongside other dedicated supporters, raise funds, and make a real impact on the lives of those living with IBD. With the funds raised through this event, we can accelerate research, advance treatments, and provide education and support programs that improve the quality of life for those with IBD. The walk features both 1-mile and 5K 5-route options, so you can choose the perfect distance for you. Plus, the entire walk route is paved and accessible for wheelchairs, strollers, bikes, and anything else you might need to join in the fun. April 20, 2024, at 9:00 AM.
Burger on a platter at Legacy Hall in Plano

Port Arthur

  • S.A.L.T. Club Kid’s Fishing Day: Come and be a part of the Saltwater Angler’s League of Texas’ Kid’s Fishing Day at Sabine Pass Battleground State Park. Experience a day of fun, food, and fishing with fellow enthusiasts. The first 25 kids to join us will receive a rod and reel combo, so don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity to connect with nature and fellow anglers. April 13, 2024, from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM.
  • Cajun Heritage Festival: Looking for a fun-filled weekend with some scrumptious food and groovy music? Look no further as the Cajun Heritage Festival is back with a bang! Hosted at the Robert A. “Bob” Bowers Civic Center, the festival celebrates the rich cultural heritage of Southeast Texans and Louisianans through a diverse range of Cajun delicacies and foot-tapping music. So, if you’re a foodie or a music lover, this festival is a must-visit for you! April 6, 2024.

Round Rock

  • Round Rock 2024 Total Solar Eclipse!: The 2024 Total Solar Eclipse in Round Rock, Texas, is an extraordinary event that will capture your imagination and leave you with cherished memories that will last a lifetime. Witness this spectacular event from your outdoor viewing area. We’ve got plenty of interactive solar activities for kids and families to enjoy. From learning about the science behind the eclipse to creating your eclipse art, there’s something for everyone. Remember, safety is key when viewing the eclipse. Be sure to purchase solar eclipse glasses to protect your eyes and enjoy the event safely. Apr 8, 2024, from 12:17 PM to 2:58 PM.

San Antonio

  • Alamo Heights Night 2024: Spend an unforgettable night of entertainment for the whole family at Alamo Heights Night 2024! Indulge in mouth-watering traditional fiesta fare and some of San Antonio’s most beloved dishes from local restaurants. Adults can unwind and savor their favorite beverages in the beer & wine gardens coupled with live music, while kids can indulge in all kinds of fun activities at the carnival midway. With tickets priced at just $5 for teens (12-17), $20 for adults, $200 for VIPs, and free admission for children under 12, this is a night you can’t afford to miss! April 19, 2024, from 5:30 PM to 11:30 PM.
  • Breakfast for the Brave: Join us for a morning of family-friendly fun and philanthropy at Chicken N Pickle. Endeavors invite you to Breakfast for the Brave. Be a part of this inspiring event and show your support for our Veterans, active duty, and first responders. The first 150 Veterans, active duty, and first responders will receive FREE breakfast tickets. Experience a range of activities, from face painting to photos with iconic mascots and Fiesta Royalty, and even Fiesta medals for sale! Witness captivating cultural performances by local mariachi star Mateo Lopez, the award-winning Grupo Folklorico de Bendiciones, and more. Let’s celebrate and honor our brave heroes! April 20, 2024, from 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM.
  • Viva Botanica!: Hey there! Looking for a fun and family-friendly way to celebrate Fiesta while connecting with nature? You’re in luck! The San Antonio Botanical Garden has you covered with their exciting official Fiesta event – Viva Botanica! Explore 38 acres of picturesque greenery and enjoy the fresh air as you immerse yourself in nature. Best of all, admission to Viva Botanica is included with your Garden admission and is free for members. So, grab the family and head over to the San Antonio Botanical Garden for a day full of fun, nature, and Fiesta celebrations! April 20, 2024, from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM.

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  • Wine Fest at Tower of the Americas: Get ready for a fantastic afternoon of wine tasting, delicious appetizers, and live entertainment at the Tower of the Americas in San Antonio, TX. You won’t want to miss this one-of-a-kind Wine Fest featuring some of the best wineries from Sonoma County! With an array of varietals to choose from, you’ll find a wine that suits your taste buds perfectly. Whether you prefer a rich and full-bodied red like pinot noir, cabernet sauvignon, merlot, or zinfandel, or a lighter chardonnay or sauvignon blanc, there’s something for everyone at this event. Admission is $50 to $90. April 6, 2024, from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM.
  • 2024 Eclipse Viewing Party: Join us for an unforgettable Eclipse Viewing Party on the Hyatt Regency San Antonio Riverwalk rooftop pool deck. Witness the awe-inspiring phenomenon of a solar eclipse while enjoying a scrumptious light lunch, solar-themed snacks, and sipping on refreshing solar drinks and cocktails. This event suits all ages, making it the perfect outing for families, friends, and astronomy enthusiasts. Plus, complimentary solar eclipse viewing glasses will be provided for all guests to ensure you get the most spectacular view and stay safe. April 8, 2024, from 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM.

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San Marcos

  • Paddlesmtx Eclipse Glow Tour: Join PaddleSMTX for an experience like no other with their solar eclipse glow kayak tour. Picture this: You’ll be kayaking along the San Marcos River under a starry sky, with a glowing moon and the magical eclipse above you! And the best part? You’ll be among only twelve lucky people to witness this rare spectacle up close. Plus, don’t worry about your safety as we’ll provide you with eclipse glasses to ensure a safe viewing experience. Hurry up and reserve your spot today before it’s too late! Price: $75 per person. April 8, 2024, at 12:30 PM.
  • Texas Canoes And Kayaks Eclipse Tour: Picture this: watching the solar eclipse over central Texas while kayaking on the San Marcos River! Texas Canoes and Kayak offers an incredible opportunity for adventure seekers like you to witness this natural phenomenon in all its glory. They’ve got you covered with everything you need for the best kayaking experience – kayaks, paddles, life jackets, shuttle service, park entry fee, eclipse glasses, snacks, and more. Get ready for an epic adventure that you’ll remember for years to come! Price: $125 for a solo kayak and $235 for a tandem kayak. April 8, 2024, at 11:00 AM.
  • Wineaux Murder At The Winery: WINEAUX MURDER AT THE WINERY is a thrilling cocktail-party-style game set in a beautiful winery in Italy, and now you can experience it right here in San Marcos. You’ll be assigned a character and can mix and mingle with guests of any gender. There are no scripts in this mystery – it’s all about interactive dialogue and sharing information about what you know and where you were when the crime took place. To make the evening even more enjoyable, each $35 ticket includes a complimentary glass of delicious Italian White or Red wine. April 20, 2024, from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM.

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Sugar Land

  • Child Advocates of Fort Bend: Light of Hope Ceremony: Join us in support of Child Advocates of Fort Bend as we kick off Child Abuse Prevention Month with a family-friendly evening at Sugar Land Town Square. This event will take place on Friday, April 5, at 7 pm and will feature fun activities, giveaways, and more. We encourage everyone to wear blue to show their support for this important cause. Let’s come together as a community to help raise awareness and prevent child abuse. April 5, 2024, from 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM.
  • Corvettes Ready: Mark your calendars for the annual spring charity show – Corvette Owners Club of Houston, sponsored by Classic Chevrolet Sugar Land. This event is a true spectacle that offers a fun-filled experience but also supports the Fort Bend County Rainbow Room, an organization that provides emergency assistance to families in crisis. Their round-the-clock availability and provision of essential supplies to children and adults involved with the Texas Department of Family & Protective Services is nothing short of remarkable. Don’t miss this opportunity to be a part of something bigger and make a difference in someone’s life. April 27, 2024, from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM.

Tyler

  • “Iluminate” at Cowan Center: Step into the world of ILUMINATE – a mesmerizing experience that blends technology and dance to create a stunning visual spectacle. This revolutionary act was crowned “Best New Act in America” by America’s Got Talent in 2011, and has captured audiences worldwide ever since. Featuring a talented cast of top dancers, ILUMINATE brings to life energetic music with a mix of pop, rock, jazz, Latin, hip-hop, and more. From the groovy hits of the 70s to the chartbusters of the 90s, get ready to be dazzled by a performance that will leave you breathless! April 2, 2024, at 7:30 PM.
  • Historic Tyler on Tour: Discover the rich history of Tyler by joining us on an exclusive tour of five stunning homes! With tickets starting at just $15 for members and $25 for non-members, you’ll explore the extraordinary architecture and design of each property. From the grandeur of the 1890 Free Classic Queen Anne to the charming 1974 Colonial Ranch, each home is a testament to the unique character of Tyler. Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to step back in time and experience the beauty of these historic houses! April 6, 2024, from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
  • Totality Tyler: If you’re looking for a premier viewing destination, look no further than Tyler, Texas. This will be the first total eclipse visible in Tyler since 1878, so you definitely don’t want to miss it. Plus, it’s the last total eclipse of the millennium visible from Tyler, making it an even more special occasion. But here’s the catch: you MUST be in 100% totality to see the amazing total eclipse. Don’t worry, though; you can visit this website to find your exact location and see if you’ll be in the path of totality or not. April 8, 2024.
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Utopia

  • UTOPiAfest 2024: Join us for an unforgettable experience at Eclipse UTOPiA: Total, set to take place at the beautiful Four Sisters Ranch in Utopia, Texas, and promises to be a family-friendly affair. With two main stages, no overlap, and free tent camping and parking, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to relax and enjoy the music. Additionally, there will be plenty of exciting outdoor activities to take part in, such as hiking, mountain biking, and disc golf. You can also explore the various craft vending stalls, take part in workshops, and practice yoga to rejuvenate your mind and body. Don’t miss out on this incredible celebration of music, nature, and community! April 5, 2024 to April 9, 2024.

Victoria

  • Wild about Wine with the Texas Zoo: If you’re looking for a fun evening out, why not support the Texas Zoo at their annual fundraiser, “Wild About Wine!” This exciting event features local wines, delicious food pairings, and incredible live music – everything you need for a fantastic night out. Plus, this year’s theme celebrates Victoria’s 2024 Bicentennial with “Six Wines Over Texas!” Come on out and let’s have a wild and wine-filled evening together! April 19, 2024.
  • Cumbia Fest (Free): Get ready to groove to the rhythm of the 3rd annual Cumbia Fest happening in our beautiful Victoria, Texas! This amazing family event is all set to rock with live music, electrifying performances, stunning art displays, mouth-watering food, exciting vendors, and even face painting for the kids. And the best part? It’s absolutely free! So, come on over and join us as we celebrate our Tejano Queen. Don’t forget to bring your lawn chairs and dancing shoes, because this is one party you won’t want to miss! April 20, 2024, from 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM.

Waco

  • Lights Over Waco Festival (Free): Experience the magic of “Lights Over Waco” festival at Indian Spring Park! Immerse yourself in the captivating sights of a drone display over the river, sample delicious local cuisine, and bask in the glow of the park’s radiant lights. Don’t miss the lantern parade across the Waco Suspension Bridge and be part of the enchantment. Plus, enjoy a free concert that will leave you feeling inspired and uplifted. April 07, 2024, from 4:00 PM to 10:00 PM.
  • Camp Fimfo Waco Campout Concert Series: Looking for a fun-filled weekend with live music, camping, and outdoor activities? Look no further than the Camp Fimfo Campout Concert Series! This 2-day music festival at Camp Fimfo Waco is perfect for music lovers of all ages. With deluxe camping options available, you can make the most of your experience. Whether you decide to come for a day or stay for the entire weekend, you’ll have access to all of the park’s amenities and an incredible live music atmosphere. Don’t miss out on this unforgettable event! Apr 26, 2024 to April 27, 2024, from 6:00 PM to 11:00 PM.
  • Heart of Texas Autism Network 15th Annual Run/Walk for Autism: The Heart of Texas Autism Network (HOTAN) presents the annual 5K Run for Autism at Brazos Park East N M.L.K. Jr Blvd Waco, TX. Join us and be a part of our community as we raise funds for programs and activities that help individuals with autism reach their full potential, share their talents and skills, and participate fully in our community. This event is not just a run, but a family-friendly, pet-friendly extravaganza! Get ready to enjoy games, activities, and music while supporting a worthwhile cause. Let’s unite and show our support for autism patients by participating in this fun-filled day. April 13, 2024, at 10:00 AM.

Weatherford

  • April Pool’s Day Parker County: Get ready to dive into the Swim Season in style! Join us for the 9th Annual April Pools Day Parker County and discover the importance of layers of protection when it comes to water safety. Take part in life jacket giveaways, family-friendly activities, and games, and enjoy delicious food from our food trucks. Don’t miss the chance to get up close to some amazing vehicles at our Touch-a-Truck event. Let’s make a splash and have some fun! April 20, 2024, from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM.
  • Sunset on the Square 2024: Get ready for an unforgettable evening as Downtown Weatherford Inc. presents the 4th ANNUAL Sunset on the Square! Come and enjoy the beautiful sunset with your friends while indulging in delicious outdoor dining from Parker County’s most popular restaurants. This is a night to chill out, unwind, and take in the stunning scenery of Downtown Weatherford. We’ve put in a lot of effort to make sure this event is fully staffed so that you can have a relaxing and enjoyable experience. So, mark your calendars and get ready to savor the taste of excellent food, bask in the glory of the sunset, and make some cherished memories with your loved ones. April 21, 2024, from 5:00 PM to 9:30 PM.

Last Updated 3 months ago by Jessica Serna | Published: March 31, 2024