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WHAT TO DO: March 2018

Updated: Mar 25

Spring has sprung! Gear up for St. Paddy's celebrations, music fests, and more.

Now-June 2018

Paul Kane: Intrepid Artist and Adventurer in Orange From 1845-1848, Kane camped and canoed across the North American continent, sketching in watercolor and oil paints along the way. He wanted to record the landscape and the people before they changed. This exhibition presents Kane’s first-hand works exploring regions through the artist’s eye.

March 8-11

Best Little Cowboy Gathering in Texas in La Grange

The event features a variety of live music including country, western swing and old cowboy classics. Artists and craftsman from various backgrounds showcase their cowboy art, fine jewelry, vintage furniture, custom clothing, and many other exhibits. And don’t forget about the Best Little Cook-Off in Texas, with teams competing across several delicious categories. This celebration of Cowboy Culture is at the Fayette County Fairgrounds.

March 8-18

Rio Grande Valley Livestock Show & Rodeo in Mercedes

The 79th annual festival will feature live performances, festival foods, parades, horse shows, cooking contests, competitive livestock events, exhibits, a petting zoo and family-friendly shows.

March 9-12

Llano Earth Art Festival in Llano

Texas' most unique event- featuring art, music, food, crafts, and lots of rocks. The festival is a unique celebration of art in nature and home of the World Rock Stacking Championship.

March 13-14

Fiesta de la Flor Music Festival in Corpus Christi

Celebrates the life & legacy of Selena Quintanilla Perez, known to

her many admirers as the "Queen of Tejano". Selena’s impact on the hearts and lives of so many has been immeasurable and this annual event serves as a tribute to her, as well as the cultural contributions of Tejano music worldwide. The festival is held at North Bayfront Park located on Shoreline Boulevard

March 13-18

Nederland Heritage Festival in Nederland

The rich heritage of the Dutch is on display at this festival and features the Windmill Museum and Arcadian house in Tex Ritter Park. Visitors will enjoy a carnival, costumed characters, music and the famed Cuisine Walk.

March 16-18

Texas’ Official St. Patrick's Day Celebration in Shamrock

This seven-decades-old celebration in the Route 66 community of Shamrock offers something for revelers of all ages: parade, arts and crafts, carnival, chili cook-off, 5K run, beauty pageant, dance, health fair, classic vehicle show, and even a Donegal Beard contest — and a big Saturday night dance featuring Shooter Jennings. Guys, don’t be caught shaven in Shamrock! (And for Route 66 motor enthusiasts, you can view the service station that’s the model for Disney’s Cars while charging your Tesla at the restored historic U-Drop Inn.)

March 17

St. Patrick's Celebration in Dublin

Dublin, the Irish Capital of Texas goes all out for their annual St. Patrick’s Celebration. The family-oriented events include a St. Paddy themed parade, Vintage car clubs, festival food & arts/craft vendors, entertainers, Dublin Bottling Works, Ben Hogan, Historical and Rodeo History museum tours, and more!

March 23-24

8th Annual Outlaws and Legends Music Fest in Abilene

The 8th annual Outlaws & Legends Music Fest, benefitting Ben Richey Boys Ranch returns to the Back Porch of Texas.

March 23-25

Spirit Of Texas Festival in College Station

The Spirit of Texas Festival features family fun with the Spirit of Texas Music Awards that includes Texas music of various styles. Also included is a $10K BBQ Cookoff, $10K Curbside Smackdown Food Truck Contest, $10K Car Show and Motorbike Show. The Trading Market featuring 100 vendors offering Texas Craft and Art for your shopping pleasure.

March 27-28

With opening reception March 26

Heritage Trails Anniversary Caravan in Alpine, Marfa, El Paso, Van Horn, Fort Davis

March 29-April 1

Alpine Gem & Mineral Show in Alpine

The 29th annual Alpine Gem and Mineral Show at the Alpine Civic Center features Big Bend Agates pluc specimens from around the world. Free admission, door prizes, demonstrations.

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