June

ARLINGTON: May 12-Jun. 4 “Legally Blonde: The Musical” Dumped by her boyfriend, fashion savvy UCLA Delta Nu Elle Woods follows him to Harvard law school and struggles to fit in and do well, but in the end, girl power prevails. Theatre Arlington, 305 W. Main St. theatrearlington.org 817/275-7661

ARLINGTON: Jun. 16 Metallica in Concert The U.S. stretch of the WorldWired Tour makes a stop in Arlington. AT&T Stadium, 1 AT&T Way. attstadium.com 817/892-4000

BELLVILLE: Jun. 3 Market Day on the Square Vendors offer arts and crafts, collectibles, antiques, and unique items. Downtown, One Main St. bellville.com 979/865-3407

BELLVILLE: Jun. 24 Summer Music Festival and CPRA Rodeo Featuring live music, CPRA Rodeo, mutton bustin’, barbecue cook-off, and more. Austin County Fair Grounds, 1076 Texas 159. austincountyfair.com 979/865-5995

BELLVILLE: Jun. 24 Texas Bluegrass Music Show and Jam Features live Bluegrass music and food booths. Coushatte Recreational Ranch, 2818 Nelius Road. txbluegrassmusic.com 936/697-5949

BELTON: Jun. 10 Bacon, Blues, and Brews Celebrate all things bacon at this “porktacular” festival featuring cook-off competitions, pig-themed activities for the entire family, live music, items from local artists, and more. Bacon lovers will be in hog heaven while sampling various “baconlicious” bacon-inspired dishes ranging from Pig Wings to bacon-wrapped delights from the region’s best restaurants, food vendors, and food trucks. Downtown Belton. seebelton.com 254/933-5849

BONHAM: Jun. 2-3 Highway 82 Yard Sales Yard sales for 425 miles up and down Highway 82 and downtown historic Bonham. Bonham, 327 N. Main St. 903/583-9830

BREMOND: Jun. 23-24 Polish Festival Days (Polski Dzien) Polish Pickle 5K Run, Polish food and drink, Polish music, crafts vendors, and a street dance featuring Gordon Collier Band with Wade Bowen as the headliner. Main Street, 200 Main St. bremondtexas.org 254/746-7636

BRENHAM: Jun. 1-18 “Leading Ladies” Two down-on-their-luck actors resolve to impersonate an elderly woman’s nephews to inherit her fortune, only to discover that her beloved relatives aren’t nephews, but nieces. Unity Theatre, 300 Church St. unitybrenham.org 979/830-8358

BRYAN: May 5-Aug. 30 “XYZ Atlas” A groundbreaking public art project from acclaimed artist Jennifer Chenoweth will unveil in the adjacent cities of Bryan and College Station. Noteworthy for examining why humans feel a sense of belonging to place, “XYZ Atlas” maps experiences and collects stories that document the region’s highs and lows. Downtown Bryan. xyzatlas.org

CADDO MILLS: Jun. 16 Speeding for Scholarships Kick your summer off with an adrenaline rush with an evening of Go Kart racing. Ages 10 and up are able to race (minimum height 55”), and proceeds go toward college scholarships. First, second, and third place trophies will be awarded in three age categories, plus an overall winner will receive the Winners’ Cup with the traditional wreath and jar of milk presentation. Dallas Karting Complex, 5025 F.M. 1565. 972/636-5000

CAT SPRING: Jun. 3 Agricultural Society Fest The 161st annual festival includes activities for all ages, an auction, and great food. Cat Spring Agricultural Hall, 13035 Hall Road in Sealy. catspringagsociety.org 979/865-2540

CELINA: Jun. 10 Garden and Market Tour An exclusive showcase of eight private-home gardens, farms, and area wineries, as well as the new Garden of Oz educational facility. Various locations. celinagardenclub.org 469/202-2193

CLIFTON: Jun. 2-4 Quilt Show View quilts galore, demos, and a wide assortment of vendor booths. Bosque Arts Center, 215 S. College Hill Dr. bosqueartscenter.org 254/675-3724

CLIFTON: Jun. 16 Music at the Mill Jim Curry presents the music of John Denver. Market at the Mill, 324 W. Third St. cliftontexas.org 254/675-3720

DALLAS: May 20-Aug. 20 “Roni Horn” This new summer show features large-scale, cast-glass works by the American artist. For her Nasher show, eight large-scale cylindrical cast glass sculptures of varying colors will occupy the museum’s main gallery. It will be the artist’s first U.S. museum presentation of her work since 2010 and the first to focus specifically on her cast glass sculpture. Nasher Sculpture Center, 2001 Flora St. nashersculpturecenter.org

DALLAS: Jun. 2-4 “In Your Dreams” Through mesmerizing music and stunning visuals, “In Your Dreams” will transport you to a magical wonderland of musical dreamscapes. Featuring world premieres, stirring favorites, dance, acrobatics, and thrilling multimedia, TCC will present a new concept in choral theater. Dallas City Performance Hall, 2520 Flora St. dallascityperformancehall.com 214/671-1450

DALLAS: Jun. 3 Canada’s Ballet BC The TITAS Presents season is another stunning collection of the world’s most intriguing and awe-inspiring dance companies. The Texas debut of this company presents a diverse repertoire of Canadian and international work from the late 20th and early 21st centuries. Winspear Opera House, 2403 Flora St. 214/271-1086

DALLAS: Jun. 9-10 Domain and Terrain—Home and Design Show This home and garden show is centered on interior design, art, DIY, home and garden, renovation, and design with a fresh, modern aesthetic. Shop hundreds of exhibitors featuring the best in design and home goods, tour a tiny house and she shed, and attend workshops and lectures with DIY and design pros. Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center Dallas, 650 S. Griffin St. dallasconventioncenter.com 405/242-3290

DALLAS: Jun. 23-Jul. 9 “Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters: An African Tale” When a great African king desires a wife, only the most perfect maidens in the land are invited to meet him. Mufaro’s pride and joy, his two daughters of very different dispositions, travel through a mystical jungle and across a deep river to be presented to the king. Along the way, the two girls encounter a number of mysterious situations that unknowingly test their courage, kindness, and strength of spirit. Dallas Children’s Theater, 5938 Skillman St. dct.org 214/740-0051

DECATUR: Jun. 2-3 Eighter from Decatur Barbecue Challenge Come hungry for this sanctioned barbecue cook-off and festival. Joe Wheeler Park at Wise County Fairgrounds, 3101 S. F.M. 51. 940/627-8767

DECATUR: Jun. 3 Cruise Nights on the Courthouse Square A classic car show around the Wise County Courthouse, with stores and restaurants open late for visitors. Historic Downtown, 101 N. Trinity St. decaturmainstreet.com 940/399-9558

DECATUR: Jun. 3 Eighter from Decatur Food Truck Challenge Enjoy this festival where food trucks compete for cash prizes. Decatur Chamber, 306 W. Main St. eighterfoodtruckchallenge.com 940/627-3107

DECATUR: Jun. 3 JW Hart PBR Challenge A professional bull-riding event at JW Hart’s WC Challenger Series. Wise County Fairgrounds, 3101 S. F.M. 51. wcchallenger.org 940/627-8767

DENISON: Jun. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Music on Main Come hear live music downtown on Friday nights. Bring your lawn chair. Heritage Park, 324 W. Main St. denisonlive.com 903/464-4452

ELGIN: Jun. 20-24 Western Days Festival Celebrate the Old West with activities including a parade, a carnival, sports tournaments, arts and crafts, live music and varied children’s activities. Downtown Elgin. elgintxchamber.com 512/285-4515

ELGIN: Jun. 8 Sip, Shop, and Stroll Sip a little wine and shop as you stroll through the stores in Historic Downtown Elgin. Find diverse merchandise, eclectic decor, artwork by local artists and live music in many of the storefronts. Historic Downtown Elgin. elgintx.com

ELGIN: Jun. 9 Juneteenth Street Dance The celebration kicks off with vendors in Veterans’ Memorial Park at 7 p.m. before the annual street dance commences on Depot Street. Historic Downtown Elgin. elgintx.com

ELGIN: Jun. 10 Juneteenth Parade and Celebration The celebration begins with a parade from Booker T. Washington Elementary School through Historic Downtown Elgin. Afterward, enjoy activities at Veterans’ Memorial Park downtown. Historic Downtown Elgin. elgintx.com 512/963-2721

ELGIN: Jun. 18-24 Western Days Held the fourth week in June, the festival week begins with the Tiny Tot and Miss Western Days Pageants on Tuesday, a carnival starting Thursday, and a dance on Friday night. Saturday includes a Grand Parade down Main Street and a festival in the park with live music, arts and crafts, delicious food vendors, and activities for the kids. The Carnival continues Thursday evening through Saturday evening. Elgin Memorial Park. elgintxchamber.com

ENNIS: May 19-Jun. 3 “Wait Until Dark” A Broadway hit, this masterfully constructed thriller moves from one moment of suspense to another as it builds toward an electrifying, breath-stopping final scene. In 1944 Greenwich Village, a blind yet capable woman is imperiled by a trio of men in her own apartment. As the climax builds, she discovers that her blindness just might be the key to her escape. But, she and her tormentors must wait until dark to play out this classic thriller’s chilling conclusion. Ennis Public Theatre, 113 Dallas St. ennispublictheatre.com 972/878-7529

ENNIS: Jun. 3 Super Chevy Show The premier event for all things Chevrolet features drag racing, a swap meet, car show, children’s activities, and more. Texas Motorplex, 7500 U.S. 287. texasmotorplex.com 972/878-2641

ENNIS: Jun. 9-25 “Mojave” A theatrical production inspired by a true story from American history and the expansion west. Theatre Rocks!, 505 NW Main St. theatrerocks.com 972/878-5126

FARMERSVILLE: Jun. 3 Farmers and Fleas Market Market features coffee, food, crafts, jewelry, soaps, antiques, home decor, plants, produce and more. The Onion Shed, 151 S. Main St. farmersvilletx.com 972/784-6846

FORT WORTH: Jun. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Rockin’ The River: Live on the Trinity Enjoy a free weekly summer concert series with a cool twist, the stage is right on the Trinity River. You can enjoy the show floating in the river or bring a chair and enjoy a great view from the shore. Panther Island Pavilion, 395 Purcey St. pantherislandpavilion.com/rockintheriver 817/698-0700

FORT WORTH: Jun. 2-Jul. 8 Concerts in the Garden This is a six-week music festival offering 17 nights of outdoor concerts with fireworks every night. Fort Worth Botanic Gardens, 3220 Botanic Garden Blvd. fwsymphony.org 817/665-6000

FORT WORTH: Jun. 8-10 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series NASCAR practice is Thursday. The Rattlesnake 400 occurs under the Friday night lights and brings out the best in NASCAR’s next generation in an Old West shootout. On Saturday, the Indy Car: Rain Guard Water Sealer 600 takes place under the cover of night as the best drivers in the world go wheel-to-wheel. Texas Motor Speedway, 3545 Lone Star Circle. texasmotorspeedway.com 800/515-2171

FORT WORTH: Jun. 26-Jul. 7 Mimir Chamber Music Festival Mimir Chamber Music Festival’s 20th season features an outstanding collection of performing artists from the world’s leading orchestras, music schools and concert halls who share a love for chamber music. PepsiCo Recital Hall, 2800 S. University Dr. mimirfestival.org 817/984-9299

FRISCO: Jun. 10 Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band in Concert It’s that time again to grab your shaker of salt and put those “Fins Up.” The band will be joined by special guest ZZ Top. Toyota Stadium, 9200 World Cup Way. visitfrisco.com 214/705-6700

FRISCO: Jun. 27 Texas League All-Star Game See some of Major League Baseball’s top prospects play during the Texas League All-Star Game, hosted by the Frisco RoughRiders. Dr Pepper Ballpark, 7300 RoughRiders Trail. visitfrisco.com 972/731-9200

GARLAND: Jun. 10 Urban Flea This outdoor market features vintage and homemade vendors, live music, and food trucks. 701 W. Avenue A. resurrecteddesigns.com

GLEN ROSE: Jun. 9 Discovery After Dark This nighttime guided wildlife tour includes admission to self-guided Scenic Wildlife Drive. Recommended for ages 5-adult. Reservations required. Fossil Rim Wildlife Center, 1789 C.R. 2009. fossilrim.org 254/897-2960

GLEN ROSE: Jun. 10, 24 Photo Tour These guided wildlife tours are geared toward photographers to provide the best-possible light. View more than 50 species on 1,800 acres. Reservations required. Fossil Rim Wildlife Center, 1789 C.R. 2009. fossilrim.org 254/897-2960

GLEN ROSE: Jun. 10-11 Two-Day Photo Workshop This wildlife photography workshop features hands-on instruction, multiple photo game drives, and work review. Meals, lodging, and a behind-the-scenes tour are included. Reservations required. Fossil Rim Wildlife Center, 1789 C.R. 2009. fossilrim.org 254/897-2960

GLEN ROSE: Jun. 17 Father’s Day Sunset Safari A dinner and sunset guided wildlife tour to celebrate dads includes a special gift. Reservations required. Fossil Rim Wildlife Center, 3022 C.R. 2010. fossilrim.org 254/897-2960

GLEN ROSE: Jun. 17 Girls’ Night Out Shops are open late in the historic downtown square. Downtown, 102 Walnut St. 307/631-4106

GLEN ROSE: Jun. 17 Third Weekend Bluegrass Come and enjoy the sounds of bluegrass music throughout the park. Oakdale Park, 1019 NE Barnard St. 254/897-2321

GRAND PRAIRIE: Jun. 1-3 NCAA Division II Championship Come out and watch baseball as teams compete for the Division II trophy. Texas AirHogs Stadium, 1600 Lone Star Pkwy. airhogsbaseball.com 972/521-6730

GRAND PRAIRIE: Jun. 2-Jul. 30 Live Thoroughbred Racing Catch the fun and excitement of world-class thoroughbred racing. Live music and entertainment provided during the season. Lone Star Park, 1000 Lone Star Pkwy. lonestarpark.com 972/263-7223

GRAND PRAIRIE: Jun. 3 The Phat Pack Broadway singers Bruce Ewing, Ted Keegan, and Randal Keith met at “Phantom” in Las Vegas and created “The Phat Pack.” This show is filled with great music, including Broadway, American standards, Las Vegas favorites and original songs. Uptown Theater, 120 E. Main St. uptowntheatergp.com 972/237-8786

GRAND PRAIRIE: Jun. 4 Summer Kick-Off Tejano Music Festival Kick off the summer with a festival for the whole family. Enjoy a variety of great Tejano acts, along with shopping, rides, games, and tons of fun entertainment. Traders Village, 2602 Mayfield Road. tradersvillage.com/grand-prairie 972/647-2331

GRAND PRAIRIE: Jun. 21 John Mellencamp in Concert Verizon Theatre, 1001 Performance Pkwy. verizontheatre.com 972/854-5111

GRAPEVINE: Jun. 2 First Friday Fun and Games Come out to the historic farm for a day full of summer fun and special Victorian games. Nash Farm, 626 Ball St. nashfarm.org 817/410-3185

GRAPEVINE: Jun. 3 Dairy Day Bring the family and learn about dairy processes including butter churning, cheese making, and more. Nash Farm, 626 Ball St. nashfarm.org 817/410-3185

GREENVILLE: Jun. 3-4 Cotton Boll ArtFest This arts and crafts festival features handmade items like pottery, jewelry, woodworking, paintings, fused glass, mosaic tile art, quilts, clothing, candles and soaps. A children’s area offers interactive hands-on art activities. Audie Murphy/American Cotton Museum, 600 I-30 East. amacmuseum.com 903/450-4502

HOLLAND: Jun. 15-17 Corn Festival This is the 43rd year Holland has celebrated the local cash crop. Events include a parade, a 5K run, contests, a dance concert, barbecue cook-off, arts and crafts, a carnival and more. Holland City Park, Park Road. hollandcornfest.org 254/657-0000

LA GRANGE: Jun. 10-11 DNT Trade Days Fayette County Fair Grounds, 400 W. Fair Grounds Road. dnttradedays.com 979/476-8338

LA GRANGE: Jun. 17 Aztec Dance Extravaganza With authentic and stunning regalia, Mitotiliztli Yaoyollohtli Aztec dance company delivers energetic performances with ceremonial dedication to this traditional art form. Some of their dances are storytelling presentations with war staffs and stylized, interpretive dance movements. Historic Casino Hall, 254 N. Jefferson St. visitlagrangetx.com 979/968-3017

LOCKHART: Jun. 2-3 Chisholm Trail Roundup Barbecue Cook-Off This event kicks off the annual Chisholm Trail Roundup the following weekend. Cooks from all over the state come to the Lockhart to cook for prizes and bragging rights. Lockhart City Park, 504 E. City Park Road. chisholmtrailroundup.com 512/398-2818

LULING: Jun. 22-25 Watermelon Thump Four fun-filled days include a parade, continuous live entertainment, world championship seed spitting contest, carnival, arts and crafts, and more. 421 E. Davis St. watermelonthump.com 830/875-3214 ext. 303

MADISONVILLE: Jun. 16-19 Jet Ski Races Sponsored by the Madisonville Volunteer Fire Department, watch or join 50-some racers at this free, family-friendly event. Event organizers expect hundreds of people to attend and encourage spectators to bring their own lawn chairs. Lake Madison Park, 1215 Collard St. txh2oracing.com 936/581-3543

MCKINNEY: Jun. 3 McKinney Square Book Festival and Concert Celebrate books and Texas authors, then stay for the concert by country music star Billy Dawson. McKinney Performing Arts Center, 111 N. Tennessee St. mckinneyperformingartscenter.org 214/544-4630

MCKINNEY: Jun. 16-18 Third Monday Trade Days This is one of the largest flea markets in North Texas, featuring 450 vendors and plenty of parking. Third Monday Trade Days, 4550 W. University. tmtd.com 972/562-5466

MCKINNEY: Jun. 25 Killis Melton Ice Cream Crank-Off Local ice cream enthusiasts develop their own creations of ice cream and compete for coveted prizes. Also featuring family games, pony rides, food trucks, and live music. Chestnut Square Historic Village, 315 S. Chestnut St. chestnutsquare.org 972/562-8790

MELISSA: Jun. 24 Celebration of Freedom Features food, music, merchandise and information vendors, kids play area, and fireworks. Zadow Park, 1501 W. Harrison St. melissatx.org 903/227-4538

MESQUITE: Jun. 1-30 Mesquite Creative Artists Enjoy an exhibit of art by Mesquite Creative Artists. Galleries are open Monday through Friday and during events. Mesquite Arts Center Main Gallery, 1527 N. Galloway. mesquiteartscenter.org 972/216-6444

MESQUITE: Jun. 3 Mesquite Rodeo Road Rally Since its beginnings in 1995, the event has provided a consistently praised, fun event for cyclists, and benefitted charities of the Mesquite Rotary Club. Choose from 20 mile, 42 mile, or 65 mile routes. Mesquite Exhibit Hall, 1750 Rodeo Dr. rodeoroadrally.com 972/284-9411

MESQUITE: Jun. 9-11, 16-18, 23-25 “Always a Bridesmaid” Mesquite Community Theater presents this hilarious comedy following four friends over the span of 30 years who keep their Prom Night promise to “always be in each other’s weddings—no matter what.” Mesquite Arts Center Black Box Theatre, 1527 N. Galloway. mesquitecommunitytheatre.com 972/216-8126

MESQUITE: Jun. 10 Summer Sizzle Festival Kick off your summer with a fun-filled day of live music, kids’ activities, food trucks, a mud volleyball tournament, and more, along with fireworks set to music to end the evening. Paschall Park, 1001 New Market Road. cityofmesquite.com/summersizzle 972/216-6499

MESQUITE: Jun. 13 Summer Nationals An amazing display of high-speed action from the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series. Devil’s Bowl Speedway, 1711 Lawson Road. devilsbowl.com 972/222-2421

MESQUITE: Jun. 24 Opal Lawrence Historical Park Tours Tours of the beautiful S.D. Lawrence home, located in Opal Lawrence Historical Park, are held every fourth Saturday. Be sure to note the unique painted ceilings. Opal Lawrence Historical Park, 701 E. Kearney St. historicmesquite.org 972/216-6468

NOCONA: Jun. 9-10 Chisholm Trail Rodeo Event features mutton bustin’ for kids at 7:30 p.m., and the rodeo begins at 8 p.m. A parade takes place downtown at 11 a.m. Saturday. Chisholm Trail Arena, Texas 175 South. nocona.org 940/841-2310

PLANO: Jun. 3 Night Out on 15th Fine dining outdoors with live music, and fantastic food and drink. Proceeds go to fund free community programing in the Downtown Arts District. Historic Downtown Plano, 998 E. 15th St. visitplano.com 972/468-1588

PLANO: Jun. 8-Jul. 1 “Who’s Under Where?” Rover Dramawerks presents this giddy farce in the classic tradition. Jane and Sybil have rented a hotel suite for a very private showing of their new lingerie line for famous Italian designer Bruno Fruferelli, but their jealous husbands arrive, having jumped to the wrong conclusions. Rover Dramawerks, 221 W. Parker Road, Suite 580. roverdramawerks.com 972/849-0358

PLANO: Jun. 8 Downtown Plano Art and Wine Walk Stroll through the downtown Plano arts district, sampling different wines in shops and galleries, listening to street musicians and checking out artists and their wares. Raffle prizes are drawn at 9:15 p.m. for entrants who visit six or more wine sampling locations. Held on the second Thursday of each month from April through December. Historic Downtown Plano, 998 E. 15th St. visitplano.com 972/468-1588

RICHARDSON: Jun. 8 “Shaping Sound” Through his Emmy Award-winning work on “So You Think You Can Dance,” Travis Wall has established himself as one of America’s favorite choreographers. His artistic direction of “Shaping Sound” returns with a brand new show, “After the Curtain.” These visual musicians continue to dazzle audiences as they tell the story of a man fighting to find his creative voice after the death of his one true love. Eisemann Center, 2351 Performance Dr. eisemanncenter.com 972/744-4650

ROCKWALL: Jun. 10 Rockwall Country Fair Enjoy a full day of live music, dancing, food trucks, beverages, vendors, live auction, car show, games and rides. Rockwall County Corthouse, 1111 E. Yellow Jacket Lane. rockwallcountryfair.com 972/843-1130

ROUND TOP: Jun. 4-Jul. 16 Round Top Music Festival Talented young artists, mentored and coached by faculty, participate in orchestral and chamber music concerts. Round Top Festival Institute, 248 Jaster Road. festivalhill.org 979/249-3129

SEALY: Jun.25 Sealy KC June Music Fest Dancing and entertainment are accompanied by a fried chicken dinner and gift card raffle. Sealy Knights of Columbus Hall, 1310 U.S. 90 W. sealykofc.org 979/885-6370

SHINER: Jun. 30-Jul. 1 Half Moon Holidays Event includes a barbecue cook-off, live music, family-friendly activities, food/drink, arts and crafts, downtown parade and a fireworks display Saturday at dusk. Green-Dickson Park, 2086 C.R. 351. shinertx.com 361/594-4180

SULPHUR SPRINGS: Jun. 9-Jun. 17 Hopkins County Dairy Festival The 59th annual festival will kick off on Friday and conclude with the annual Queen’s Coronation the following Saturday. Various locations. hopkinscountydairyfestival.com

TERRELL: Jun. 10-11 Tractor and Engine Show and Pull Antique tractor show and pull, antique engine demonstrations, rain water harvesting, and kiddie tractor driving take place at this event. Ben Gill Park, 1039 Ninth St. north-texas-antique-tractor-and-engine-club.org 214/649-5478

WACO: May 27-Sep. 3 Speed: Science in Motion Visitors can challenge themselves through hands-on exhibits and displays, to see if they have the skills, fitness and reactions to race at over 125 miles per hour. The exhibit replicates the high-octane action of a Formula One racetrack. Mayborn Museum Complex, 1300 S. University Parks Dr. maybornmuseum.com 254/710-1110

WACO: Jun. 30-Jul. 1 Celebrity Pro-Am C.A.S.T. for Kids Bass Fishing Tournament Experience the thrill of the outdoors, learn more about the sport of fishing and conservation, and increase awareness for special needs children. Just 75 boats will be allowed to compete for cash prizes—up to a $25,000 total purse. The VIP Auction could put a celebrity angler like Jimmy Houston or Hank Parker in your boat. All proceeds support America’s largest fishing charity, providing special needs children the opportunity to enjoy a quality, outdoor recreational experience while fishing on the water. Lake Waco and the Texas Sports Hall of Fame. castforkids.org

WAXAHACHIE: Jun. 3-4 Gingerbread Trail Historic Home Tour Victorian, Gingerbread, Gothic Revival, and Queen Anne are a few architectural styles showcased in this celebration, which includes a tour of a special selection of five private homes, along with a classic car show downtown. Ellis County Museum, 201 S. College St. gingerbreadtrail.net 972/937-0681

WAXAHACHIE: Jun. 3 Pancake Breakfast Fly-In Pilots from Texas and beyond fly-in to create an aviation extravaganza complete with a pancake breakfast, activities for the children, and music, plus helicopter and plane rides. Mid-Way Regional Airport, 131 Airport Dr. mid-wayregional.com 972/923-0080

WAXAHACHIE: Jun. 24 Cow Creek Country Classic Bike Ride Six route options, from novice to casual to experienced long distance riders. The ride is not a race and will consist of 10, 19, 36, 55, 78, and 101 mile tours on a well-marked course. Waxahachie Ninth Grade Academy. cowcreekcountryclassic.org

WEATHERFORD: Jun. 3, 24 Summer Concerts at The Texas Opry Theater June concerts are Derek Spence: Tribute To George Strait, and A Conversation with The Legendary Roy Clark. The Texas Opry Theater Productions, 319 York Ave. texasoprytheater.com 817/341-1000

July

ADDISON: Jul. 3 Kaboom Town! Rated one of the top five fireworks shows in the United States by the American Pyrotechnic Association, “USA Today,” and others, this celebration features a choreographed, 30-minute, ground-launched fireworks show simulcast live on the radio. See fly-bys of World Class Warbirds from the Cavanaugh Flight Museum and enjoy food, games, music, and more. Addison Circle Park, 4950 Addison Circle Dr. addisontexas.net 800/233-4766

ADDISON: Jul. 8, 15, 22, 29 Summer Series Pack a picnic and gather up your family and friends for Addison’s annual Summer Series. Spend your Saturday nights in June, July, and August soaking up live music from a variety of genres or enjoying a family-friendly movie. Beckert Park, 5044 Addison Circle Dr. addisontexas.net 800/233-4766

ADDISON: Jul. 13, 27 Vitruvian Nights Live Enjoy live music and gourmet food trucks every other Thursday through July 27. Vitruvian Park Amphitheater, 3966 Vitruvian Way. vitruvianpark.com 800/233-4766

ARLINGTON: Jul. 1 Viridian Stars and Stripes Celebration The Arlington community’s celebration includes live music by The Shane Bell Band and headliner Infinite Journey, food by Blue Mesa, and tons of family-friendly activities. The festivities will culminate with a fireworks display, set to music, over the lake at 9:15 p.m. Lake Viridian, 1001 Viridian Park Lane. viridiandfw.com 817/200-6543

ARLINGTON: Jul. 29 Justin Bieber in Concert Canadian pop superstar Bieber is bringing his Purpose World Tour to Arlington. AT&T Stadium, 1 AT&T Way. attstadium.com 817/892-4000

BASTROP: Jul. 1 Patriotic Festival The day begins with Bastrop’s Pet and Pal Parade, where pets of all types dressed in patriotic colors strut down Main Street. The evening festivities include children’s activities, picnics, food booths in Fisherman’s Park, and a fireworks display with music by the Austin Symphonic Band. Fisherman’s Park, 1200 Wilson St. bastropchamber.com 512/303-0558

BEDFORD: Jul. 4 Bedford 4thFest Festivities begin at noon at the Splash Aquatics Center, then enjoy the Children’s Pavilion Area, live music, the Classic Car Show, and watch fireworks at 10 p.m. Bedford Boys Ranch Park, 2801 Forest Ridge Dr. bedfordtx.gov 817/952-2323

BEDFORD: Jul. 4 Fourth of July Car Show Cars compete for awards. See the fireworks after the show. Events subject to weather conditions. Bedford Boys Ranch, 2801 Forest Ridge Dr. ddrockinrods.com 817/797-1197

BELLVILLE: Jul. 22 Texas Bluegrass Music Show and Jam Features live bluegrass music and food booths. Coushatte Recreational Ranch, 2818 Nelius Road. txbluegrassmusic.com 936/697-5949

BONHAM: Jul. 27-29 Kueckelhan Ranch Rodeo Enjoy rodeo activities, vendors, and entertainment for the whole family. Kueckelhan Ranch, 7036 Texas 78 N. kueckelhanrodeo.com 903/583-9830

BONHAM: Jul. 28-29 Quilt Hop Displays at nine historic locations beginning at the Bonham Visitors Center. Enjoy refreshments, quilting demonstrations, and hands-on activities for children. 327 N. Main St. 903/583-9830

BRENHAM: Jul. 1-2, 8-9, 15-16, 22-23, 29-30 Harvest Grape Stomp Enjoy grape picking, barrel stomping, decorated T-shirts, and more. Windy Winery, 4232 Clover Road. windywinery.com 979/836-3252

BRENHAM: Jul. 22-23, 29-30 Crush for Fun Get purple feet and a T-shirt: “I picked, I stomped, I made some wine.” Tours, tastings, and other activities are available. Pleasant Hill Winery, 1441 Salem Road. pleasanthillwinery.com 979/830-8463

BRENHAM: Jul. 8, 15, 22, 29 Hot Nights Cool Tunes Have a cool time around the historic downtown square in Brenham to the sounds of live music. Main Street Brenham. downtownbrenham.com 979/337-7250

BRENHAM: Jul. 27–30 “Sleeping Beauty” Theatrical production is a quirky adaptation of the popular tale. The beautiful Princess Melisande is cast into an everlasting sleep only to realize more than one spell is about to be broken by the kiss of an enchanted Faun. Unity Theatre, 300 Church St. unitybrenham.org 979/830-8358

CUERO: Jul. 4 Fireworks Enjoy a fireworks show over Lake Cuero and the Municipal Golf Course. Cuero Municipal Park, off U.S. 87 at Leonard Roy Harmon Drive. cuero.org 361/275-212

DALLAS: May 20-Aug. 20 “Roni Horn” This new summer show features large-scale, cast-glass works by the American artist. For her Nasher show, eight large-scale cylindrical cast-glass sculptures of varying colors will occupy the museum’s main gallery. It will be the artist’s first U.S. museum presentation of her work since 2010 and the first to focus specifically on her cast-glass sculpture. Nasher Sculpture Center, 2001 Flora St. nashersculpturecenter.org

DALLAS: Jun. 23-Jul. 9 “Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters: An African Tale” When a great African king desires a wife, only the most perfect maidens in the land are invited to meet him. Mufaro’s pride and joy, his two daughters of very different dispositions, travel through a mystical jungle and across a deep river to be presented to the king. Along the way, the two girls encounter a number of mysterious situations that unknowingly test their courage, kindness, and strength of spirit. Dallas Children’s Theater, 5938 Skillman St. dct.org 214/740-0051

DALLAS: Jul. 18-30 “The Bodyguard” Based on the smash hit film, the award-winning musical stars Grammy nominee and R&B superstar Deborah Cox. Former secret service agent turned bodyguard Frank Farmer is hired to protect superstar Rachel Marron from an unknown stalker. Each expects to be in charge; what they don’t expect is to fall in love. Music Hall at Fair Park, 909 First Ave. dallassummermusicals.org 214/565-1116

DALLAS: Jul. 18 Neil Diamond in Concert The music icon, Grammy Award winner, and Rock ’n’ Roll Hall of Fame member will celebrate his unparalleled career spanning 50 years with a world tour. American Airlines Center, 2500 Victory Ave. americanairlinescenter.com 469/708-4367

DALLAS: Jul. 19 Shawn Mendes in Concert In support of his sophomore album, “Illuminate,” multi-platinum singer/songwriter Shawn Mendes brings his first-ever headlining arena world tour to Dallas. American Airlines Center, 2500 Victory Ave. americanairlinescenter.com 469/708-4367

DALLAS: Jul. 27 Texas Queerlesque Festival The second annual festival will feature more than 60 performers, six headliners, unicorn school, networking socials, parties, vending, and charity raffles. Queerlesque is the space where burlesque and cabaret-style performing arts meet the wild, vibrant, culturally rich queer community of Texas. Viva’s Lounge, 1350 Manufacturing St. No. 120. texasqueerlesquefestival.com

DENISON: Jul. 4 July Fourth Fireworks Come and celebrate America’s independence. Enjoy concessions and fun for the whole family. Forest Park/Munson Stadium, 300 W. Crawford St. denisonlive.com 903/464-4452

DENTON: Jul. 4 Fireworks Show Spectacular fireworks show set to patriotic music. University of North Texas Apogee Stadium, 1251 S. Bonnie Brae St. dentonkiwanisclub.org 940/387-6323

DENTON: Jul. 4 Fourth of July Jubilee Event features the Liberty Fun Run and 5K, American Pride Cook-Off, Yankee Doodle Parade, free children’s carnival, food, horseshoe tournament, and the craft show and sale. Quakertown Park, 321 E. McKinney St. dentonparks.com 940/349-7275

ELGIN: Jul. 4 Fourth of July People’s Parade and Celebration This annual event features a walking parade and a variety of activities in historic downtown Elgin, concluding at Veteran’s Memorial Park. Main Street. elgintxchamber.com 512/285-4515

ELGIN: Jul. 5-8 Rodeo The 47th annual rodeo will host four days of free family-friendly entertainment. The kickoff on Friday, hosted by the Texas Lost Pines Riding Club, begins at 8 p.m. Julius Marek Arena, Texas 95 and Old Sayers Road. elgintxchamber.com 512/285-4515

ENNIS: Jul. 1 Freedom Fest Downtown Ennis, 302 N. Dallas St. visitennis.org 972/878-4748

ENNIS: Jul. 21-30 “The Little Mermaid” Mermaid Ariel longs to leave her ocean home to live in the world above in this well-known tale based on one of Hans Christian Andersen’s most beloved stories and the Disney animated film. Ennis Public Theatre, 113 Dallas St. ennispublictheatre.com 972/878-7529

FARMERSVILLE: Jul. 1 Farmers and Fleas Market Market features coffee, food, crafts, jewelry, soaps, antiques, home decor, plants, produce, and more. The Onion Shed, 151 S. Main St. farmersvilletx.com 972/784-6846

FORT WORTH: Apr. 8-Jul. 9 “Focus: Katherine Bernhardt” In Bernhardt’s recent “pattern” paintings, various objects from everyday life repeat within a single composition. The combinations are often humorous, such as in the frankly titled Windex cigarettes basketball, 2016, where the three items repeat and float flatly atop a solid ground of cobalt blue. The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, 3200 Darnell St. themodern.org 817/738-9215

FORT WORTH: Jul. 6, 13, 20, 27 Rockin’ The River: Live on the Trinity Enjoy a free weekly summer concert series with a cool twist, the stage is right on the Trinity River. You can enjoy the show floating in the river or bring a chair and enjoy a great view from the shore. Panther Island Pavilion, 395 Purcey St. pantherislandpavilion.com/rockintheriver 817/698-0700

FRISCO: Jul. 4 Freedom Fest Enjoy great food, music, and fireworks during one of North Texas’ biggest Independence Day celebrations. Frisco Square, 8874 Coleman Blvd. visitfrisco.com

GARLAND: Jul. 3 Star-Spangled Spectacular Families will enjoy face painters, balloon artists, bounce houses, strolling entertainment, and more. The event will culminate with a patriotic fireworks display sponsored by the city at 9:15 p.m. Free and open to the community. Firewheel Town Center, 245 Cedar Sage Dr. firewheeltowncenter.com 972/675-1041

GARLAND: Jul. 8 Urban Flea This outdoor market features vintage and homemade vendors, live music, and food trucks. 701 W. Avenue A. resurrecteddesigns.com

GLEN ROSE: Jul. 4 Fourth of July Celebration Includes fireworks in the park and a parade through downtown. Wheeler Branch Reservior and Downtown. glenrosetexas.net 254/898-2805

GLEN ROSE: Jul. 7 Discovery After Dark This nighttime guided wildlife tour includes admission to self-guided Scenic Wildlife Drive. Recommended for ages 5-adult. Reservations required. Fossil Rim Wildlife Center, 1789 C.R. 2009. fossilrim.org 254/897-2960

GLEN ROSE: Jul. 8, 22 Photo Tour These guided wildlife tours are geared toward photographers to provide the best-possible light. View more than 50 species on 1,800 acres. Reservations required. Fossil Rim Wildlife Center, 1789 C.R. 2009. fossilrim.org 254/897-2960

GLEN ROSE: Jul. 11 Summer Special: What Does The Doc Say? Enjoy a guided wildlife tour. Registration required. Fossil Rim Wildlife Center, 1789 C.R. 2009. fossilrim.org 254/897-2960

GLEN ROSE: Jul. 15 Girls’ Night Out Shops are open late in the historic downtown square. Downtown, 102 Walnut St. 307/631-4106

GONZALES: Jul. 22-23 Market Days An indoor/outdoor market featuring antiques, collectibles, home decor, furniture, yard art, jewelry, clothing, handmade treasures, food trailers and more. J.B. Wells Park, Expo, 2301 C.R. 197. 979/476-8338

GRAND PRAIRIE: Jun. 2-Jul. 30 Live Thoroughbred Racing Catch the fun and excitement of world-class thoroughbred racing. Live music and entertainment provided during the season. Lone Star Park, 1000 Lone Star Pkwy. lonestarpark.com 972/263-7223

GRAND PRAIRIE: Jul. 3-4 Lone Stars and Stripes Fireworks Celebration Experience the family fun park, fireworks, a vehicle giveaway, and military discounts. Includes live horse racing: Gates open at 3 p.m. and first race starts at 5 p.m. each day. Lone Star Park, 1000 Lone Star Pkwy. lonestarpark.com 972/263-7223

GRAND PRAIRIE: Jul. 8 Festival de Mariachi A great event with numerous Mariachis from the Dallas/Fort Worth area. The festival includes rides and family entertainment. Traders Village, 2602 Mayfield Road. tradersvillage.com/grand-prairie 972/647-2331

GRAND PRAIRIE: Jul. 29 Craft Fair Day Enjoy the fair and vendors with homemade crafts, jewelry, art, woodwork, yard art, and more. Farmers Market, 120 W. Main St. gptx.org 972/237-4599

GRAND PRAIRIE: Jul. 30 Idina Menzel in Concert Enjoy this singer-songwriter’s amazing talent. Verizon Theatre, 1001 Performance Pkwy. verizontheatre.com 972/854-5111

GRAPEVINE: Jul. 4 July Fourth Fireworks Extravaganza Celebrate America’s birthday in true patriotic style at the 35th annual event. Lake Grapevine. grapevinetexasusa.com 817/410-3185

GRAPEVINE: Jul. 7 First Friday Fun and Games Come out to the historic farm for a day full of summer fun and special Victorian games. Nash Farm, 626 Ball St. nashfarm.org 817/410-3185

GRAPEVINE: Jul. 15 Victorian Paper Crafts Participants will make several Victorian paper crafts for their parlors. Nash Farm, 626 Ball St. nashfarm.com 817/410-3185

IRVING: Jul. 28-30 Electric Football World Championships and Convention An international competition and convention for spectators, beginners, and advanced players with prizes, raffles, contests, and special guests and surprises. Miniature teams and figures glide across electrified fields in a strategic battle of geometric precision. The Westin Dallas Fort Worth, 4545 W. John Carpenter Fwy. tudorgames.com 972/929-4500

KAUFMAN: Jul. 1 Independence Celebration and Cookout Following a morning parade downtown, enjoy a fun family celebration and cookout. Vendors and food trucks will be on hand, but attendees are encouraged to bring grills and coolers as well (alcohol permitted). Shane Smith and the Saints will be performing, followed by an amazing fireworks show. There will be a Kids’ Zone with large inflatables, free games and prizes for kids, face painting, a balloon artist, and jugglers. Kaufman Sports Complex, 595 Terrell Hwy. kaufmantx.org 972/932-2216

MADISONVILLE: Jul. 4 Fourth of July Celebration A hometown celebration with a gigantic fireworks display, an antique automobile show, a fun-filled kids’ zone complete with splash pad water park, food vendors, and live entertainment. Lake Madison Park, 1215 E. Collard. visitmadisonville.org 936/348-9333

MCDADE: Jul. 8 Watermelon Festival Follow the watermelon seeds to downtown McDade, which has celebrated the fruit of summer for more than 60 years. Enjoy street dances, parades, and seed-spitting contests at this free small-town celebration. Downtown McDade, 143 Bastrop St. mcdadetexas.com 512/332-1270

MCKINNEY: Jul. 2 MCB Free Patriotic Concert Join the all-volunteer McKinney Community Band in the heart of the square—on the stage of the Courtroom Theatre. No tickets needed. McKinney Performing Arts Center, 111 N. Tennessee St. mckinneyband.com

MCKINNEY: Jul. 4 Red, White, and Boom The city’s Fourth of July event starts with an all-American parade around the historic downtown square. Action moves to East Tennessee from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. or so. Then fireworks and a concert are free of charge to the general public at the Craig Ranch Soccer Complex from 7-10 p.m. Various locations. downtownmckinney.com 972/547-2660

MCKINNEY: Jul. 14-16 Third Monday Trade Days This is one of the largest flea markets in North Texas, featuring 450 vendors and plenty of parking. Third Monday Trade Days, 4550 W. University. tmtd.com 972/562-5466

MESQUITE: Jul. 1 Fireworks and WCS Action Enjoy holiday fireworks and high-speed auto racing as part of the Weekly Championship Series. Devil’s Bowl Speedway, 1711 Lawson Road. devilsbowl.com 972/222-2421

MESQUITE: Jul. 1-31 Mark Nesmith Art Exhibition Enjoy an exhibit of art by Nesmith. Galleries are open Monday through Friday and during events. Mesquite Arts Center Main Gallery, 1527 N. Galloway. mesquiteartscenter.org 972/216-6444

MESQUITE: Jul. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Mesquite Championship Rodeo Don’t miss the toughest cowboys around the world as they compete with the strongest horses, steers, and bulls in the country. You’ll see calf-roping, barrel racing, bronc busting, bull riding—all of the traditional rodeo events, in air-conditioned comfort. Mesquite Arena, 1818 Rodeo Dr. mesquiterodeo.com 972/285-8777

MESQUITE: Jul. 22 Opal Lawrence Historical Park Tours Tours of the beautiful S.D. Lawrence home, located in Opal Lawrence Historical Park, are held every fourth Saturday. Be sure to note the unique, painted ceilings. Opal Lawrence Historical Park, 701 E. Kearney St. historicmesquite.org 972/216-6468

NOCONA: Jul. 1-Aug. 15 Chisholm Trail Western Art Show Enjoy an exhibit of Western art at this history museum. Tales ’n’ Trails Museum, 1522 U.S. 82 E. talesntrails.org 940/825-5330

PLANO: Jul. 4 All-American Fourth Wrap up your Fourth of July with this spectacular free fireworks display. Bring a blanket and a cooler (no alcohol please) or buy food from food trucks starting at 5 p.m. A live DJ starts the music at 7:30 p.m.; fireworks start at 9:30 p.m. with music simulcast on the radio. Oak Point Park Amphitheater, 2801 E. Spring Creek Pkwy. visitplano.com 972/941-7250

PLANO: Jul. 4 Plano Lions Independence Day Parade Celebrate Independence Day at this annual holiday parade. The parade starts at 9 a.m. at the Plano ISD building, then travels north on Independence, east on Parkhaven, and ends at Plano Senior High. Plano ISD Administration Building, 2700 W. 15th St. visitplano.com

PLANO: Jul. 13 Downtown Plano Art and Wine Walk Stroll through the downtown Plano arts district, sampling different wines in shops and galleries, listening to street musicians, and checking out artists and their wares. Raffle prizes are drawn at 9:15 p.m. for entrants who visit six or more wine sampling locations. Held on the second Thursday of each month from April through December. Historic Downtown Plano, 998 E. 15th St. visitplano.com 972/468-1588

PLANO: Jul. 20-29 10-Minute Play Festival The winners of Rover Dramawerks’ third annual 10-minute comedy contest will be featured in this 10-day festival. Rover receives more than 300 comedies for this contest from playwrights all over the world, and this year the festival will again be included as part of the regular season. Rover Dramawerks, 221 W. Parker Road, Suite 580. roverdramawerks.com 972/849-0358

RICHARDSON: Jul. 17 Plano Band Concert: Riverwalk Serenade Plano Community Band will perform their Texas Band Masters concert, a preview of their upcoming performance at the Band Masters Convention in San Antonio. Eisemann Center, 2351 Performance Dr. planoband.com

ROUND TOP: Jun. 4-Jul. 16 Round Top Music Festival Talented young artists, mentored and coached by faculty, participate in orchestral and chamber music concerts. Round Top Festival Institute, 248 Jaster Road. festivalhill.org 979/249-3129

SALADO: Jul. 22, 29 “Salado Legends” Central Texas’ favorite outdoor musical drama depicts life in Texas in the 1850s. Tablerock Amphitheater, 409 Royal St. tablerock.org 254/947-9205

SANGER: Jul. 15 Art Show and Fair Browse an exhibit inside the gallery, meet emerging artists, and view original pieces in booths around the town square. Enjoy live music and food trucks while strolling through Historic Downtown. Kamme Art Gallery, 304 Bolivar St. kammeartgallery.com 940/300-6551

SEALY: Jul. 7-8 SealyBration Activities include a barbecue cook-off, fireworks display (if conditions allow), vendor booths, tractor show, softball tournaments and a kids’ carnival. BP&W Park, 1008 Main St. sealycommunityfoundation.org 979/885-3222

SEGUIN: Jul. 13-15 Texas Lineman’s Rodeo Line workers from across the country showcase their skills and pride in the profession of high-voltage line work. Also enjoy a barbecue cook-off, fish fry, and other activities. Nolte Island Recreation Area, Nolte Island Road. tlra.org 936/525-7257

SMITHVILLE: Jul. 29 Casino Night The gambling action is hotter than the July temperatures outside as Smithville’s Recreation Center is transformed into a Vegas-style venue—putting the fun in fundraiser. Smithville Recreation Center, 106 Gazley St. smithvilletx.org 512/237-2313

STEPHENVILLE: Jul. 1-Aug. 24 Celebrate Doilies! This exhibit honors the art of doilies through photos of crocheted heirlooms, stories about crocheters present and past, and doily art quilts. Cross Timbers Fine Arts Council Gallery, 204 River North Blvd. ctfac.com 254/965-6190

SULPHUR SPRINGS: Jul. 1 Independence Day Celebration Have a real old-fashioned family experience to celebrate our nation’s birthday. Bring lawn chairs and join the crowd downtown for music and family fun beginning with Saturday evening’s concert of traditional marches and patriotic tunes performed by the North East Texas Symphony Orchestra and ending in a blaze of colors as fireworks explode in the sky. Celebration Plaza, Downtown Sulphur Springs. sulphurspringssymphonyleague.org

TEMPLE: Jul. 4 July Fourth Family Fun Fest The celebration includes live entertainment, arts and crafts, food, and games for the kids. The highlight of the evening is the amazing fireworks display. Miller Park, 1919 N. First St. discovertemple.com 254/298-5900

TEMPLE: Jul. 28-29 Wildflower Quilt Guild 2017 Show Celebrating 25 years of quilting. Family Life and Worship Center, First United Methodist Church, 102 Second St. fumctemple.org 254/773-5269

WACO: Jun. 30-Jul. 1 Celebrity Pro-Am C.A.S.T. for Kids Bass Fishing Tournament Experience the thrill of the outdoors, learn more about the sport of fishing and conservation, and increase awareness for special needs children. Just 75 boats will be allowed to compete for cash prizes—up to a $25,000 total purse. The VIP Auction could put a celebrity angler like Jimmy Houston or Hank Parker in your boat. All proceeds support America’s largest fishing charity, providing special needs children the opportunity to enjoy a quality, outdoor recreational experience while fishing on the water. Lake Waco and the Texas Sports Hall of Fame. castforkids.org

WACO: Jul. 4 Fourth on the Brazos Enjoy a celebration of food, music, and fireworks. The fireworks are visible along both sides of the river and from areas around Baylor Campus and downtown starting at 9:15 p.m. Touchdown Alley at McLane Stadium, 1001 S. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. brazosnightswaco.com/fourth-on-the-brazos 254/750-5627

WAXAHACHIE: Jul. 3-4 Crape Myrtle Festival Crape myrtles are a favorite local flower that just so happens to bloom as Independence Day rolls around each summer. Enjoy a concert and fireworks on Monday evening, followed by a parade through historic downtown on Tuesday. Waxahachie Sports Complex, 151 Broadhead Road. waxahachiecvb.com 469/309-4040

WAXAHACHIE: Jul. 15-16 Gun and Knife Show Exhibition of guns, knives, ammo, and accessories for sell. Waxahachie Civic Center, 2000 Civic Center Lane. 469/309-4040

WEATHERFORD: Jul. 8 Parker County Peach Festival Stroll the streets of historic downtown Weatherford while enjoying more than 200 art/craft, food and activity vendors at this 33rd annual event. Get your fill of everything peachy with ice cream, cobbler, juleps, tea and more. Historic Downtown Weatherford. peachfestivaltx.com 817/596-3801

WYLIE: Jul. 1 Bluegrass on Ballard Family-friendly event features bluegrass bands, 200-vehicle car show, chili cook-off, arts and crafts vendors, and great food. Downtown Wylie, 112 N. Ballard Ave. wylietexas.gov/bluegrass 972/516-6016

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