Crowne Plaza Invitational Happening Now in Fort Worth
May 19, 2015
We’ll be honest, before Texas darling Jordan Spieth came along, we’d only tune into golf tournaments for the perfect background noise for a Sunday afternoon cat nap. But now that our golf terminology has grown beyond “hole in one”—birdie! eagle! backswing!—we’re pretty jazzed about the Crowne Plaza Invitational happening now at the Colonial in Fort Worth. Homegrown Jordan Spieth will be competing alongside other pros like Adam Scott, Patrick Reed and Boo Weekley this weekend for the right to rock a spiffy red plaid blazer.
2014 Crowne Plaza Invitational Champion, Adam Scott
Buy your tickets online in advance here to see the PGA action up close when tournament play starts tomorrow. Or you could sip Arnold Palmers from your couch rocking a golf shirt and a visor—golf uniform mainstays—from one of these Fort Worth golf shops:
Edwin Watts Golf
5805 Camp Bowie Blvd.
The Golf Stop
3133 Lackland Road
Leonard Golf Links
3200 Chapel Creek Blvd.
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.
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.
Get Chocolate Wasted in Bryan
March 23, 2015
Go ahead and plan an extra work out this week so you can fully enjoy “All Things Chocolat’” this Tuesday at The Brazos Center in Bryan. For just $20 a person, you can taste chocolate creations from local vendors, sample wine, coffee and baked goods all while enjoying live music from the Greg Tivis Trip and the College Station High School Jazz Ensemble. The event is from 5 – 8pm tomorrow, and all hors d’oeuvres and—most importantly—access to the chocolate fountain is included in the price of a ticket, which can be purchased at the door.
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!
Back Again: Fort Worth’s Food & Wine Fest
March 18, 2015
Call the babysitters now—Fort Worth’s Food & Wine Festival is back for a second year! All the fun starts next Thursday, March 26 and all events are 21 & up—meaning there will be plenty of delicious food and wine to go around. Buy tickets online in advance here for events like #latenight Desserts After Dark—which is exactly what it sounds like—Rise + Dine, a brunch event for the early risers, or a special Family Food Truck Event to close out the festival on March 29.
Stop Counting Calories, It’s Time for Savor Dallas
Treat your taste buds this weekend at the 11th annual Savor Dallas—a collection of foodie events across the city happening March 19 – 22. Attend educational and wine-tasting seminars, wine dinners hosted around the city, and so much more. Check out the full list of events here, and purchase your tickets online in advance before they sell out!
Shop Austin Artisans this Week
March 16, 2015
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.
Get Lucky at these St. Paddy’s Day Events
March 12, 2015
River Walk – San Antonio: Just follow the (temporarily) green River Walk through San Antonio’s downtown area from 4:30 – 6pm for the Murphy’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Saturday. Then make your way to Arneson Theatre for a family-friendly festival with food, games, activities and more in La Villita from noon – 6pm on Saturday and Sunday.
Greenville Avenue – Dallas: Greenville Avenue shuts down for Dallas’ annual St. Patrick’s Day parade where over 125,000 people come out for parade floats, drinks and revelry. This year’s event will also feature a Brew Fest in the Office Depot parking lot and will be followed by a performance by the Josh Abbott Band at the corner of Greenville and University Boulevard.
Shoal Crossing Event Center – Austin: Austin’s St. Patrick’s Day celebration is all about Irish culture where they promise not to serve you green beer—only the finest Irish brews. You’ll also see Irish music ensembles, clogging and Irish food and drink like corned beef and cabbage, fish and chips and Guiness, Harp and Smithwicks.
FM 1960 St. Patrick’s Day Parade – Houston: This St. Paddy’s Day parade is for a good cause, often raising around $30,000 each year for the Cypress Creek EMS scholarship fund—that means it sends about 20 new paramedic recruits to school each year. The parade kicks off this Sunday at 2pm on FM 1960 between Champions Forest Drive and Kuykendahl Road in Houston.
Boerne Market Days
March 11, 2015
Shop Boerne Market Days this Saturday and Sunday to replace all that junk you just got rid of after spring cleaning! Vendors will line the historical district on main plaza from 10am – 5pm each day selling art, crafts and handmade wares. Many of Boerne’s downtown boutiques, galleries and shops will be open concurrent with Market Days, where you can shop even more jewelry, plants, arts, handcrafts, collectibles, antiques and more!
Listen Up: SXSW Music Showcase Starts Next Week
March 9, 2015
Many moons ago, the behemoth that is SXSW was created to help Austin musicians reach out to the rest of the world and bring them to Austin to do business . Now, it’s all that and a bag of potato chips with Interactive, Film and Music portions, but for the auditory-inclined, the best of the best in live music starts next Tuesday in Austin.
Scroll through the massive list of musical talent in alpha order online, or customize your SXSW schedule by venue. You can buy an official SXSW Music Badge for access to all music festival showcases, panels and a bevy of other events for a cool $895 online—wristbands are sold out—or you can RSVP for one of these free SWSW events online.
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