WHAT TO DO: June 2018
Updated: Mar 25
June 2- July 27
Hot Summer Nights in Odessa at Noel Plaza
Are you searching for a fun, free evening full of various kinds of music and food trucks? This is the event series for you! Bring lawn chairs, blankets, and the kiddos to this free event on Friday evenings during the summer.
June 3-August 19
Local food trucks are present at each of these family and pet friendly concerts on the front lawn of the historic Turner Mansion. Come early to get the party started.
West Texas Western Swing Festival in Snyder at Scurry County Invenergy Coliseum Dine and dance the old-fashioned way, with RV camping on the Coliseum grounds and the restored Heritage Village just a few steps away.
7th Annual Children's Art & Literacy Festival in Abilene at Historic Downtown Abilene Celebrate all things Oliver Jeffers, who illustrated the best-selling book 'The Day The Crayons Quit.' The festival starts Thursday with a Storybook Parade and Artist Talk. The festival includes dramatic book readings, costumed characters, art activities, anima ls, magic shows, balloons and movies. Plus, see Jeffers’ artwork on display at the National Center for Children's Illustrated Literature!
Texas History Days in Salado at Main Street Explore the challenges faced by the early settlers of this historical village. Experience music, storytelling, Texas authors, genealogy and much, much more.
A tradition since 1948, this festival salutes local commercial shrimpers and offers attendees a carnival, over 100 arts & crafts vendors, contests, continuous live music on stage, a culinary tent and plenty of shrimp to feast upon!
Four big days of food, fun, games, and carnival, in the home of the Ding Dong Daddies and Dollies.
Galveston Island Cajun Festival in Galveston at Kempner Park The third annual event features a wide variety of Cajun food vendors, rides for children, and live music.
June 15-July 28
Viva! El Paso in El Paso at McKelligon Canyon Amphitheatre Enjoy El Paso’s beloved outdoor musical extravaganza that celebrates the four major cultures that have influenced the Sun City— Native American, Spanish conquistadors, Mexican and Western American. Their histories come alive through drama, song and dance, performed by a cast of more than 50.
June 22-23 & 29-30
For over 75 years, audiences have enjoyed this presentation of the Texas frontier story. Threatening wildfires, giant rattlesnakes, a rowdy frontier town, and the discovery of oil appear before your eyes. Over 250 performers present Texas' oldest outdoor musical.
Head out to Shankleville for live music, food, vendors, symposium, and musical performances. The community is located on FM 1415 in Newton County, Texas between Highways 63 and 87 near Jasper, Newton and Burkeville.
Held each year since 1883, this has become one of the Professio
nal Rodeo Cowboys Association's top 40 prize-money rodeos. In 2015 and 2016, the cowboys themselves
nominated it as one of the five best large outdoor rodeos across the country. Join us for an unforgettable rodeo experience!
Bastrop Patriotic Fest in Bastrop at Fisherman's Park Honor the birth of our nation with this celebration! Activities include a water wonderland for the kids, contests, a petting zoo, a car show, children's activity area, a DJ playing music all day, a Symphonic Band and of course, fireworks!
The beautiful Medina River is a great place to celebrate summer! Riverfest offers kayak races, exhibits, water games, a river rodeo, a car show, music, food booths, arts & crafts, paddle boats and a cook-off.