Throughout the year, the state of Texas is filled with events, festivals, parades and more. As one of the most populous states, Texans enjoys an abundance of things to do. Texas offers events to satisfy almost any interest, including music, culture, fine arts, sports, food festivals and more. Visitors who want to know about what's happening in Texas should be prepared for a lengthy list of opportunities.
Featuring fajita cook-offs, mosquito-calling competitions, and horseshoe pitching tournaments, the Great Texas Mosquito Festival turns pests into fests. Visitors can view the world's largest mosquito while enjoying a wide variety of family activities.
Known as the greatest outdoor musical drama in the world, the annual Texas Outdoor Musical Drama takes viewers back to the 1800s and brings to life the struggles and triumphs of historical settlers in the Texas Panhandle. Visitors can watch the spellbinding drama while eating an optional steak dinner.
- Waterloo Park in AUSTIN, TX.
One of the top ten festivals in Austin, the annual Austin Hot Sauce Festival caters to more than 15,000 chili fans throughout Texas. Hot sauce fanatics can relish in the abundance of chili and hot sauce mixtures from venders across the nation.
From camel rides and carnival games to live music and PRCA rodeo shows, the Amarillo Tri-State Fair and Rodeo, staged every year in September, offers a variety of activities for the young and old.
- Zilker Park in AUSTIN, TX.
Texas has some of the greatest music festivals in the nation. Held every year in September, the Austin City Limits Music Festival features over 130 bands on eight stages for the ultimate outdoor musical extravaganza.
Texas boasts of being the biggest in everything, with the State Fair of Texas being no exception. The annual three-week fair offers a wide variety of activities for both children and parents, including live entertainment, auto shows, livestock, art competition, and the famous "Red River Shoot-out."