February Festivals and Events in Texas

February may seem to some to be a dreary month. It is, after all, the last full month of winter. However, all across Texas, a variety of festivals, events and attractions will help visitors forget the winter blues.
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    San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo

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    Founded in 1950, the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo is one of the largest events of its kind in the United States. A huge stock show, live professional rodeo and great entertainment combine to make this one of the best entertainment bargains around.

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    With eagle spotting tours and special birding tours on Lake Fork and Lake Tawakoni, the Emory Eagle Festival has been an annual event for over a decade. The Eagle Festival is held the second weekend in February each year.
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    Galveston's Mardi Gras is a 12 day, 11 night party prior to lent. Not as famous as Mardi Gras celebrations in New Orleans or Mobile, the Galveston event is nonetheless packed with tradition and, more importantly, packed with fun. Galveston's annual Mardi Gras celebration has become one of Texas' most anticipated events. 

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    Held in the Capitol City, the Austin Marathon is one of the most scenic races in Texas, with nearly half the course being run along Town Lake and the Colorado River. The rolling hills of Austin also make this one of the more challenging races offered in the Lone Star State.

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    Charro Days

    Staged each February since 1938, Brownsville's Charro Days is a weeklong, traditional Mexican "pachanga," with parades, dances and a variety of fun events for the entire family. Charro Days is one of the largest cultural heritage celebrations in Texas and is attending by thousands of locals as well as visitors from across the country. 

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    Ft. Worth's annual Cowtown Marathon is actually six events in one: USA T&F certified marathon and half-marathon, three-person relay marathon, USA T&F certified 10k and 5k for adults, and a USA T&F certified 5k for kids.
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    The Dallas Boat Show kicks off the first weekend of February. The Dallas Boat Show features an impressive display of boats, accessories, personal watercraft and fishing tackle, as well as informative seminars.

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    Visitors from across the country travel to Port Aransas each February to take part in the annual Whooping Crane Festival, which showcases the most rare bird species found in the Lone Star State.