The Treaty House
August 10, 2016
As if Fredericksburg couldn’t get any cuter, the city’s newest bar and lounge, The Treaty House, is now open! The new establishment features craft cocktails, excellent fine wine, cigars and small plates. The Treaty House’s sophisticated-yet-welcoming space makes for great ambiance for a relaxed night out with friends or an elegant evening. Conveniently located near the Visitor Information Center, stop by The Treaty House and sip in style!
Carnival Houston Show and Parade
May 13, 2016
Carnival Houston celebrates life and diversity in a 4-day parade and festival extravaganza as part of Houston’s annual summer kick-off June 9-12. This year’s Carnival Houston features a Masquerade Bash, Paint Party, Street Parade, Festival, and After Party, where Latin America, the Caribbean, and New Orleans cultures are blended together in a colorful weekend of fun. The event highlights the diverse cultures in Houston and is an exciting explosion of music, cuisine, revelry, costume parade and performances. Houston will welcome over 5, 000 enthusiastic carnival goers and over 900 participants to its parade. During the parade you can watch or participate while dancing to Calypso, Soca, Samba, and Steel Pan music, as well as sample food and drinks from the Caribbean, Central and South America. Purchase your tickets today for an exciting weekend of cultural celebration here, for the Costume Ball, Paint Fest, and the grand Parade and Festival.
Fredericksburg Founder’s Day Celebration
Make your way to Fredericksburg tomorrow, Saturday May14th, for the annual Founder’s Day Celebration! Held every 2nd weekend in May, Fredericksburg honors the month of its founding and the birth month of their founder, John O. Meusebach. Experience the German heritage and culture found in the city’s rich history at the Pioneer Museum noon-3pm, for stories told by descendants of the original 120 German immigrants that helped build Fredericksburg followed by games and activities, a petting zoo, live music, food and drinks, and community fellowship. Admission is FREE, as all are invited to celebrate what makes Fredericksburg so unique!
Tyler Red Dirt BBQ and Music Festival
May 12, 2016
Head out to Tyler for this year’s Red Dirt BBQ and Music Festival happening May 14, where (yup you guessed it!) you’ll find some the best barbecue and live music in the Lone Star State! With 5 bands and 22 barbecue vendors, Red Dirt Fest will be one for the books. If you’re looking for a weekend of good food, Texas brews, and great live music be sure to purchase tickets online in advance to this year’s festival for $25, and catch The Moonshine Band, William Clark Green, and several other artists at this year’s show.
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Downtown Plano Art and Wine Walk
May 11, 2016
Get an early start to the weekend at the Downtown Plano Art & Wine Walk, May 12th from 5-8pm, hosted by Plano Magazine. Downtown Plano will be transformed into a sip and shop event, where visitors can sample featured wines at their favorite shops throughout the arts district while also enjoying live music and curated art exhibitions. Purchase your Downtown Plano Art & Wine Walk admission online for $10 here and pick up your commemorative glass, sampling locations map, and passport at check-in. Completed passports turned in at the end of the event are eligible to win gift certificate drawings from local shops and restaurants in downtown Plano. Walk-up tickets will be sold for $15 at the entrance, while supplies last.
The Texas Scottish Festival & Highland Games
Head to Maverick Stadium in Arlington this Friday through Sunday for the Texas Scottish Festival & Highland Games—the #1 rated Scottish festival in North America according to Highlander Magazine. There will be world-class Scottish performers, Scottish country dancing, a scotch whisky tasting and seminar, a scotch ale brewing competition, bagpipes and more men in one area sporting kilts than you could ever imagine. Download the full schedule of events online, and purchase your tickets in advance here.
May 10, 2016
Grab your furry friend and head out to Amarillo’s Memorial Park on May 15 for the annual SPCA Disco Dogs Muttfest, a fun day of disco themed activities for you and your pet, where all proceeds benefit local dogs and cats in need. Stop by Memorial Park and join in the fun like the Silent Auction with awesome prizes and a chance to chow down on great food and drinks. And don’t miss the main event, where you and your BFF can enter into several contests such as the Owner and Pet Look-Alike Contest, the Best Dancer Contest, The Best Costume Contest, and many more! There will also be several booths such as a pet vaccination booth to update your pal on their shots, pet accessory booths, face painting stations, and The Skyhoundz—the best canine Frisbee players in the nation! Click here to see photos and videos of the fun from last year, and make sure you don’t miss out on Muttfest for a day of tail-waggin fun!
May 9, 2016
Join The Center for Contemporary Arts in Historic Downtown Abilene this Thursday evening from 5-8pm for its monthly ArtWalk events. Enjoy street performances, live entertainment and free exhibits at venues like The Center for the Contemporary Arts, The Grace Muesum and The Cockerell Galleries Upstairs.
Fiesta Noche del Rio Starts this Friday
Each year visitors and residents alike find time for a Fiesta Noche del Rio show in San Antonio. The summer outdoor performances featuring the songs and dances of Mexico, Spain, Argentina and Texas kick off this Friday at the historic Arneson River Theatre in La Villita. Shows run all summer long through August 10, and you can purchase tickets online in advance here.
On Sale Now: 10th Annual Toyota Texas Fest
May 6, 2016
The 10th annual Toyota Texas Fest celebrates a few of our favorite Texas things—food, music and the great outdoors! Don’t miss three days of live music from Big & Rich and Cowboy Troy, Lee Brice, Kip Moore—among so many others—this May 20 – 22 at Frisco’s Toyota Stadium. In between sets, wander the fest’s featured Texas Parks and Wildlife Outdoor Adventure area where you can browse the latest and greatest equipment, gear and accessories every outdoor enthusiast needs. Check out the complete schedule of events here, and purchase all tickets online in advance here.
General Admission Tickets
Single day, $10 in advance
Single day, $20 at the gate
3-day, $20 in advance
Lone Star Food Fest w/ Dean Fearing Tickets
Single day, $25 in advance
Single day, $50 at the gate
3-day, $50 in advance
Lunker Club Tickets
Daily ticket, $250 by calling 469.365.0027
Let’s Go Fly a Kite
May 5, 2016
This Saturday is Waco’s 10th annual Sertoma Kite Festival! Bright colors and interesting designs will fill the windy sky this weekend in one of Texas’ largest kite festivals, hosted by the Sertoma Service Club and H.O.T Miniature Aircraft Club, where all net proceeds benefit the hearing impaired children of Central Texas. Admission is FREE, so grab a lawn chair and pick a spot to enjoy miniature aircraft demonstrations and live music, or grab some food and drinks from local vendors, and of course—a chance to fly your kite in the festival. Kites of all shapes and sizes are allowed, so bring your favorite and join in on the fun!
When: May 7, 10am – 3pm
Where: HOTMAC Airfield, Over Flow Road
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