Cottonwood Art Festival this Weekend
April 28, 2015
This weekend Richardson will be THE best city in the state for outdoor shopping during the famed Cottonwood Art Festival, one of the top-rated art festivals in the United States. Celebrating its 45th year of juried art shows, this year’s fest is happening Saturday from 10am – 7pm and Sunday from 10am – 5pm and is FREE and open to the public. Browse—and buy—over 800 museum-quality submissions from over 240 artists, or simply stop by to enjoy top local bands performing the best in rock, country, jazz, blues, swing and folk. Bring the little ones and sit in the shade by the lake, or enjoy an adults-only day while you sip cocktails in the courtyard. Check out the festival website for detailed artist information, and to download the festival app for the latest information!
Happening Now: Wildflower Celebration at Wildseed Farms
April 6, 2015
In Texas, spring showers mean fields and fields of wildflowers, and you’ll be hard-pressed to find a better view of them than at Wildseed Farms in Fredericksburg. Be sure to bring your camera as you stroll through butterfly gardens and walking trails at the country’s largest working wildflower farm. Wildseed Farms is open 9:30am – 6pm daily, and admission is free.
Big Bloom Plant Sale and Garden Festival
April 3, 2015
Even if you don’t have a green thumb, you should still check out the Big Bloom Plant Sale and Garden Festival happening at the South Texas Botanical Gardens & Nature Center in Corpus Christi this Saturday. First of all, it will only cost you $1 dollar to stroll through beautiful orchids, plumeria and other tropical plants for some Instagram-worthy shots. Amateur gardeners will swoon over the vendors offering everything wholesale-priced roses, Easter lilies and other garden merch, while the kids will surely be entertained by the H-E-B Kids Fun Zone complete with Easter Bunny visits, Lady Bug releases a larger outdoor Iguana House and so much more!
Scarborough Renaissance Festival Starts Saturday
April 2, 2015
If you’re craving a good old-fashioned—read: 16th century—turkey leg this Saturday through May 25, swing by the Scarborough Renaissance Festival in Waxahachie. In its 35th year, the festival is a whirlwind of entertainment, with everything from live music and demonstrations—like 16th century metal working—to a variety of pubs, taverns and kitchens stocked with wine, ale and signature faire food items. Purchase tickets online here, or buy discount tickets at DFW-area Kroger stores for $22 for adults, $9 for children.
Frisco Arts in the Square this Weekend
March 26, 2015
Spring has sprung in Frisco, which can only mean one thing: It’s time for Arts in the Square! The 6th annual juried outdoor arts festival will take over Frisco Square March 28 – 29 with booth after booth of breath-taking artwork by 120+ top local and regional artists. Best of all, everything on display is for sale, so you can take home an original piece to deck out your space.
Save the Date: Grapevine’s Blessing of the Vines
March 25, 2015
Be it for tradition or superstition, Grapevine’s annual Blessing of the Vines is an event you don’t want to miss. Now in its 23rd year, head to Delaney Vineyards on April 11 from 10 – 11am and reenact the 400-year old European custom of literally blessing the vines to ensure robust vines and savory grapes each year. Admission is free for this event, or you can purchase a ticket to the New Vintage Wine & Gallery Trail happening throughout Grapevine from 10am – 5pm that same day. Visit each of Grapevine’s wineries and sample the new vintage releases, and be sure to read all about Grapevine’s wineries before you go in our Texas Weekend Wine Tours brochure here.
This Weekend: Beaumont’s South Texas State Fair
March 24, 2015
Texas is so big, it needs more than one state fair to keep its residents entertained. That, and we just like to have a good time. The South Texas State Fair happens each spring in Beaumont, and it packs just as much fun and entertainment into its 11-day run as the State Fair of Texas in Fair Park. Enjoy delicious fair food, carnival rides and games, a rodeo and even an exotic petting zoo March 26 – April 5 brought to you by the historic Young Men’s Business League of Texas. Avoid a wait at the gate, and purchase your tickets online in advance here.
Now Blooming: Tyler Azalea Trails
March 20, 2015
It’s officially the first day of spring which means Tyler’s famous Azalea and Spring Flower Trail is in full bloom. Take in eight miles of residential gardens and historic home sites all blooming with beautiful spring flowers like azaleas, daffodils, roses and so much more. Download the official Azalea Trail Brochure for a handy trail map, a list of spring events and the best places to see the blooms!
Happy Birthday to General Granbury
March 19, 2015
Celebrate the general for whom Granbury was named, Hiram B. Granbury, at General Granbury’s Birthday & Cook Off Celebration happening this Saturday and Sunday. Vendors and live music kick it off in Granbury Square at 9am, followed by a parade around the square at 11am, and even more fun like free birthday cake (sweet!), a BBQ cook-off, an OutHouse Race, bull riding and mutton busting on the city beach. Check out the full schedule of events here!
Head to Round Top for the Spring Antique Show
March 16, 2015
Start planning your trip to Round Top now for the famous Spring Antique Show held April 1 – 4. Held each fall and spring, the Round Top Antiques Fair is known worldwide for its best-of-the-best vendors who only bring in the most quality antiques. From European to Americana, if you can’t find it at Round Top, it probably doesn’t exist! Book your room now (rooms fill up fast!), and plan to visit our Best Stores in Round Top while you’re in town for even more great shopping.
Shop Austin Artisans this Week
Spring in Texas has finally arrived, and the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center in Austin is kicking off its annual Wildflower Days celebration with the 2015 Artists and Artisans Festival. Head to the Wildflower Center this Saturday and Sunday from 9am – 5pm and shop creations from more than 30 American artists including mesquite bowls, handwoven clothing, jewelry, paintings and so much more. Click here for a full list of this year’s vendors—tickets to the Wildflower Center are $10 per adult, $8 for seniors and students with college ID and $4 for kids 5 – 17.
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