June Festivals and Events in Texas

Ballet Folklorico at the 42nd Texas Folklife Festival.
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June is the first month of summer vacation for families everywhere. Families heading to Texas for their vacation will have plenty of festivals and events to choose from to fill out their vacation activities.

  • 01 of 08

    Having run continuously since 1972, the Kerrville Folk Festival is the longest running festival of its type in North America. Lasting 18 days, the festival features over 100 songwriters, concerts, arts & crafts, kids concerts and more.

  • 02 of 08

    Aransas Pass' annual Shrimporee offers entertainment, food, music and more. Highlights of the festival, which is billed as the "Largest Shrimp Festival in the World," include a carnival, kidfish tank, shrimp cookoff, petting zoo, arts & crafts, live entertainment and more.

  • 03 of 08

    Held at Maverick Stadium on the campus of UT-Arlington, the Texas Scottish Festival and Highland Games features dancing, athletic competitions, bagpipe band contests, dog show, fiddle and harp competitions, ethnic foods, Celtic art and more.

  • 04 of 08
    Sponsored by the Institute of Texan Cultures, San Antonio's Texas Folklife Festival is an annual celebration of the diverse cultures that combine to make Texas unique. The festival features live music, costume, arts & crafts, and more.
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  • 05 of 08

    Albany's Fort Griffin Fandangle is the oldest outdoor theatrical performance in Texas. The performance celebrates Texas' history and includes 300 townspeople, longhorn cattle, a stagecoach, train, Indians, cowboys, soldiers and more. Held each year during the last two full weekends of June.

  • 06 of 08

    Held in Bowie, the town named after the legendary Texas figure, Jim Bowie Days showcases a rodeo, bass fishing tournament, Indian artifacts show, antique car show, pet parade and more.

  • 07 of 08
    Luling's annual Watermelon Thump is a four-day celebration of everyone's favorite summer treat - watermelon. The festival includes a carnival, kiddie rides, food booths, live entertainment, watermelon seed spitting contest, watermelon eating contest and more.
  • 08 of 08

    Held each year in Dublin, the Dr. Pepper Birthday Celebration pays homage to a true Texas original - Dr. Pepper. During the birthday celebration, visitors are treated to free tours of the bottling plant and museum. Carnival games and food booths are also on site during the celebration.