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  • Brittany Varner

WHAT TO DO: May 2019

Updated: 2 days ago

We're welcoming May with a variety of music festivals, art festivals, and historic heritage days this month. We hope that y'all can come out and explore while we enjoy the last few days of our short spring weather in Texas.

May 3- May 4

Western Heritage Days

Fort McKavett, TX

Experience what life was like at the frontier fort in the mid-1800s. Activities include military drills, Native Indian demonstrations, Buffalo Soldiers, buffalo hunters, chuck wagon demonstrations, the Texas Camel Corps, the Texas Longhorn herd, a one-room schoolhouse lesson, frontier woodworking, weavers, seamstresses and more.

Visit for a full list of details.

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May 3- May 5

Fiesta West Texas

Odessa, TX

First held in 1996, the Fiesta West Texas CInco de Mayo event has grown to become the Permian Basin’s largest and longest-running Hispanic cultural celebration.

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May 9- May 12 Western Heritage Classic

Abilene, TX

Preserving the heritage of the ranch cowboy, this event features a parade, the world's largest bit and spur show, Western art, a chuck wagon cook off, ranch rodeo, nightly dances, an invitational ranch-horse sale, Ranch Horse Association of America (RHAA) Working Ranch Horse Competition, children's rodeo events and lots of family fun.

Y'all can get all the information at

May 11

Squeeze Me on the Square: Squeeze-Box Music Fest

Kyle, TX

Tejano, Czech, German, zydeco, polka, conjunto and Cajun music will be in the air along with the sounds of accordions.

For event times and specific bands, visit

May 11

Canadian River Music Festival

Canadian, TX

Seven popular bands— including the Turnpike Troubadours, Charley Crockett and Mark Chesnutt — entertain crowds in the scenic Canadian River Valley, with on-site primitive camping available.

For band and event information, visit

May 17- May 18

Fort Lancaster Frontier Days

Sheffield, TX

Fort Lancaster comes alive with soldiers, pioneers, chuck wagons, livestock, camels, a stagecoach and more. Learn about life at this historic military fort that stood on the frontier from 1855 to 1861. has a full list of details for this fun filled event.

May 24 - June 2

Beethoven in Georgetown

Georgetown, TX

Come celebrate the music of Beethoven at venues around Georgetown. Enjoy 10 days of events, starting with "Eroica" symphony and concluding with "Missa Solemnis" for orchestra and choir. Request a brochure for details at has all the details for this festival.

May 25 - May 26

ArtFest Weekend

Port Aransas, TX

Marvel at the creativity of artists who offer original works for sale in all mediums. Music and food are available at the family-friendly event. has all the information for this artistic event.