Texas Festival and Events Calendars

Great Events and Festivals Every Month Across Texas

Each month, there are dozens of events, festivals and activities scheduled across Texas. Many visitors schedule their Texas vacations to coincide with these events in order to have a little extra something added to their vacation agenda. Here is an overview of the most popular and unique events held across Texas for each of the 12 months of the year.

  • 01 of 12
    Jalapeno Eating Contest at Washington Birthday Celebration
    ••• Jalapeno Eating Contest at Washington Birthday Celebration. Laredo CVB
    As the new year gets underway, there are plenty of events, festivals and activities to keep visitors to Texas busy. Everything from marathons to boat shows are on the January events calendar. Among the most popular January events in Texas are the Coton Bowl, Houston International Boat and Travel Show, San Antonio Mud Festival, and Washington's Birthday Celebration.
  • 02 of 12
    San Antonio Rodeo
    ••• San Antonio Rodeo. San Antonio Rodeo
    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. Top February events in Texas include the San Antonio Livestock Show and Rodeo, Charro Days, and the Cowtown Marathon.
  • 03 of 12
    Sweetwater Rattlesnake Roundup
    ••• Sweetwater Rattlesnake Roundup. TPW
    March marks the beginning of spring and is also the host month for dozens of spectacular festivals and events across Texas. From St. Patrick's Day celebrations to livestock shows, there is really something for everyone in the Lone Star State during the month of March. Some of the most popular March events in Texas are the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, Borderfest, South by Southwest Music Festival, and the Sweetwater Rattlesnake Roundup.
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    Poteet Strawberry Festival
    ••• Poteet Strawberry Festival. Poteet Strawberry Festival Association
    April's favorable weather encourages plenty of festivals and events to be staged across Texas. In fact, some of Texas' most unique festivals are held in April. Popular April festivals in Texas include the Poteet Strawberry Festival, Texas Sandfest, and Fiesta San Antonio.
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    Cinco de Mayo
    ••• Cinco de Mayo. Danno Wise

    May in Texas sees pleasant weather and plenty of festivals. From Czech heritage to rivers to music and art, Texans find plenty of reasons to hold festivals during the month of May. Some of the top Texas festivals held during May are Maifest, the Kerrville Folk Festival, and the National Polka Festival, not to mention dozens of Cinco de Mayo festivals staged across the state. 

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    Luling Watermelon Thump
    ••• Luling Watermelon Thump. Luling Watermelon Thump
    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. Some of the most popular festivals scheduled each June are the Aransas Pass Shrimporee, Texas Folklife Festival, and the Luling Watermelon Thump.
  • 07 of 12
    4th of July
    ••• 4th of July. Getty
    Like all states, Texas has plenty of Fourth of July festivities to kick off the first full month of summer. However, the remainder of the July calender is also chocked full of events for visitors to the Lone Star State. Among the best festivals held in July are the Great Texas Mosquito Festival, Luckenbach Family Picnic, Parker County Peach Festival, and the Goatneck 100.
  • 08 of 12
    TIFT
    ••• Texas International Fishing Tournament. Texas International Fishing Tournament
    August marks the end of summer and, of course, towns across the Lone Star State aren't about to let summer slip away without a few big festivals and events. From fishing tournaments to music festivals, Texas has an event for everyone in August. Some of August's top draws are the Texas International Fishing Tournament, Austin Ice Cream Festival, and North Texas State Fair.
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  • 09 of 12
    Buccaneer Days in Corpus Christi
    ••• Buccaneer Days in Corpus Christi. Bucdays.org
    Although the kids are back in school, there are still plenty of events, activities and festivals happening across Texas in September. From cook-offs to triathlons to music festivals, there is something happening practically every weekend of the month in the Lone Star State. Some of the most popular September events are WestFest, Houston Hot Sauce Festival, and Fantastic Fest.
  • 10 of 12
    State Fair Corny Dogs
    ••• Fletcher's Original State Fair Corny Dogs. Kimberly Viktorin
    October is one of the best months to visit the Lone Star State. Not only is the weather cool and comfortable, but a variety of events and festivals are staged across Texas most every weekend in October. Among the best October events in Texas are the State Fair of Texas, Texas Rose Festival, Czhilispeil, and the Texas Renaissance Festival.
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    WurstFest
    ••• WurstFest. WurstFest
    In Texas, the holiday season begins in earnest in November. This month, Lone Star State residents and visitors will be treated to a variety of events, activities and festivals, including Thanksgiving and Christmas parades. Some of November's best festivals are Wurstfest, George West Storyfest, Nine Flags Festival and the HEB Holiday Parade.
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    Whistlestop Christmas
    ••• Whistlestop Christmas. Whistlestop Christmas
    Texas usually experiences a bit of cooler weather during the final month of the year. However, the temperatures are still mild enough to be pleasant, particularly for those in attendance at one of the many festivals and events staged across Texas each December. Some of the most popular December events in Texas are Dickens on the Strand, Whistle Stop Christmas, and White Rock Marathon.