April

Addison April 18-Nov. 21: After Dark The third Saturday of every month from April through November, enjoy free live music, movies, and food trucks. Each month has a different theme, and entertainment options are always changing, giving visitors a unique experience in Addison. When: April 18-Nov. 21 Where: Addison Circle Park ADDISON, Texas More Information: Phone: 972-450-2800 Website: addisonafterdark.com

Arlington: April 04 – Caliber Collision Heroes Day – For the 4th year, we’re partnering with the Dallas Cowboys to honor active duty military, veterans, first responders and their families. Join us for a day of games, autographs, photo opportunities and family-friendly fun. You’ll have the chance to meet Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders and Dallas Cowboys Alumni, including Air Force veteran and three-time Super Bowl champion, Chad Hennings. You’ll also see active duty military and first responders compete in six official NFL Combine drills to see who will win bragging rights and the opportunity to announce a 2020 Cowboys Draft pick. 11:00 AM https://calibercollision.com/about-us/community-involvement/heroes-day 888-225-4237

Brenham April 18: Blue Bell Fun Run Started in 1978, this race benefits the Brenham High School Athletic program through an organization called Run for the Youth of Washington County. It’s fun for kids and adults alike with individual and team events in both the 5K and 10K as well as the kids’ 1-mile run. For an even greater challenge, a half-marathon route is part of the schedule. The course starts and finishes at Brenham High School on FM 2935 off of Loop 577 on the north side of town in scenic and historic Washington County. The Trestle Trail guides runners down paved, winding roads, taking them through Brenham’s beautiful countryside where rolling hills are covered in bluebonnets. When: April 18 Where: Brenham High School BRENHAM, Texas More Information: Phone: 979-337-7580 Website: bluebellfunrun.com

Bryan April 19: Cooking Party with the Chef: French Cuisine Every month Messina Hof hosts a demonstration that focuses on a specific cuisine or technique. Each guest receives a recipe booklet to take home and can register to win culinary door prizes. When: April 19 Where: Messina Hof Estate Winery BRYAN, Texas More Information: Phone: 979-778-9463 Website: messinahof.com

Bryan April 26: Barbecue Cookout This evening pairs Texas barbecue with Texas wine, presented by Messina Hof and Opa’s Smoked Meats. When: April 26 Where: Messina Hof Estate Winery BRYAN, Texas More Information: Phone: 979-778-9463 Website: messinahof.com

Burton April 18: Cotton Gin Festival The festival starts off with the Main Street parade and includes the children’s bicycle parade. Enjoy family activities and contests like bubble gum blowing, pie eating, and seed pulling, plus food and craft booths, a children’s barnyard, antique tractor show and pull, tours of the historic 1914 Burton Farmers Gin, tours of Wehring Shoe Shop and Cotton Warehouse, folk life demonstrations, and antique engine exhibits. When: April 18 Where: Texas Cotton Gin Museum BURTON, Texas More Information: Phone: 979-289-3378 Website: texascottonginmuseum.org

Chappell Hill April 18-19: Official Bluebonnet Festival of Texas Declared the official State of Texas Bluebonnet Festival by the Texas Legislature, the festival boasts more than 250 juried exhibitors, country-style food, live entertainment and music, and tours of the historic community. Admission is free. When: April 18-19 Where: Downtown Chappell Hill CHAPPELL HILL, Texas More Information: Phone: 979-836-6033 Website: chappellhillhistoricalsociety.com

College Station April 15-July 22 : “Becoming Your Own Light—Kathyna Hatla” Kathyna Hatla overcame a serious illness that left her a paraplegic from the waist down and motor impaired in her upper body. She turned to painting to help lift her spirits. Through her journey, she adapted her painting techniques to create beautiful landscapes. See her beautiful works of art in this exhibition. When: April 15-July 22 Where: The Arts Council of Brazos Valley COLLEGE STATION, Texas More Information: Phone: 979-696-2787 Website: acbv.org

Corsicana April 2-June 30: Loughridge Family Civil War Experiences Exhibit Read selections from the Pearce Museum’s large collection of letters between members of Navarro County’s Loughridge family during the course of the Civil War, which describe their emotional experiences at home and on the battlefield. When: April 2-June 30 Where: Pearce Museum of Civil War and Western Art CORSICANA, Texas More Information: Phone: 903-875-7642 Website: pearcemuseum.com

Corsicana April 25-26: Derrick Days Corsicana is where the first oil was discovered in Texas. Derrick Days celebrates this history with a street market, food vendors, rides, games, a parade, a street dance, and a rodeo. When: April 25-26 Where: Downtown Corsicana CORSICANA, Texas More Information: Phone: 903-654-4850 Website: derrickdays.com

Dallas Feb. 29-April 12: Dallas Blooms Festival The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden, named by “Architectural Digest” as one of the “15 Breathtaking Botanical Gardens to Visit This Season,” presents Dallas Blooms, the largest annual floral festival in the Southwest. Themed “The Sounds of Spring,” this festival showcases an explosion of color from more than 500,000 spring-blooming blossoms, thousands of azaleas, and hundreds of Japanese cherry trees. When: Feb. 29-April 12 Where: The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden DALLAS, Texas More Information: Phone: 214-515-6615 Website: dallasarboretum.org

Dallas March 28-May 11: Brandon Boyd: “Impossible Knots” Samuel Lynne Galleries announces Brandon Boyd’s return to Dallas for the opening reception of his new exhibition “Impossible Knots.” The artist plans to be in attendance at the opening reception, and the exhibition is on view through May 11. A Los Angeles native, Boyd is famously recognized as the vocalist and frontman of Grammy-nominated, multiplatinum-selling rock band Incubus, but it is not what solely defines him. Boyd has been creating visual art since he was a child, often drawing and painting intersecting lines and colliding topographies. This new body of work focuses on Boyd’s happily obsessive and continuous exploration of the nature of lines and what these miniature highways mean to him. When: March 28-May 11 Where: Samuel Lynne Galleries DALLAS, Texas More Information: Phone: 214-965-9027 Website: facebook.com/samuellynne

Dallas March 29-July 26 : “Alonso Berruguete: First Sculptor of Renaissance Spain” The Meadows Museum and the National Gallery of Art, Washington, present the first major U.S. exhibition dedicated to Spanish sculptor Alsonso Berruguete (c. 1488-1561). Sculptures, paintings, and drawings spanning the artist’s entire career, which included a period in Italy under the influence of Michelangelo and others, demonstrate his innovative talent and place him as a vanguard of the Spanish Renaissance. When: March 29-July 26 Where: Meadows Museum DALLAS, Texas More Information: Phone: 214-768-2516 Website: meadowsmuseumdallas.org/exhibitions/alonso-berruguete

Dallas: April 16-19 – Redwood Media Group Announces Inaugural Art Dallas Fair – Art Dallas 2020 is an exhibition dedicated to presenting the best contemporary art the world has to offer. Held during Dallas Arts Month, Dallas’ citywide celebration of the arts, Art Dallas aims to create an intimate visual arts experience where art buyers and fair attendees can be immersed in a highly curated group of galleries and explore new market trends, innovative concepts and installations. 12:00-6:00 p.m. https://artdallascontemporary.com/ 9722471369

Dallas : April 24-26: EarthX Enjoy the world’s largest environmental expo, conference, and film festival. Founded in 2011 as Earth Day Dallas by environmentalist and businessman Trammell S. Crow, the Texas-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization promotes environmental awareness and impact through conscious business, nonpartisan collaboration, and community-driven sustainable solutions. In 2019, the event drew over 175,000 attendees, 2,000 environmental leaders, exhibitors, and 400 speakers. When: April 24-26 Where: Fair Park Dallas DALLAS, Texas More Information: Phone: 214-310-1200 Website: earthx.org

Dallas April 30-May 17: “Curse of the Puerto Ricans” Julia Rodriguez has sacrificed everything for her family, comprised of her alcoholic father, her miserable mother, her absentee older sister, and her lively little sister. When “the one that got away” re-enters her life and asks her to run away with him to California, she begins to question if she’s made a mistake. Dealing with themes of familial obligation and identity within the Hispanic community, “Curse of the Puerto Ricans” follows one family’s dysfunctional Christmas celebration. When: April 30-May 17 Where: Bishop Arts Theater DALLAS, Texas More Information: Phone: 214-948-0716 Website: bishopartstheatre.org/theatre-series

Denison April 25: Doc Holliday Festival Doc Holliday, the storied gunfighter, had an office in Denison. Help celebrate Denison’s formative years of the 1870-1880s with this festival. There are various authors, Wild West photos, card games, antiques, food, music, wagon rides, and a parade. A brush arbor revival and hymn singing is also held. The Red River Railroad Museum has an open house and train rides for the kids. Look for some popular characters and likely a shootout. Reenactors welcome. When: April 25 Where: Downtown Denison DENISON, Texas More Information: Phone: 903-464-4452 Website: cityofdenison.com/main-street/page/doc-holliday-festival

Elgin April 3, 10, 17, 24: Music in the Park Bring a blanket or a lawn chair and enjoy a variety of music—from swing and rockin’ oldies to country and international favorites. Concessions are available. Part of the Elgin Live Music Series, the event is sponsored by Friends of Elgin Parks, the City of Elgin, and the Elgin Main Street Board. When: April 3, 10, 17, 24 Where: Veterans Memorial Park ELGIN, Texas More Information: Phone: 512-285-6434 Website: elgintx.com

Elgin April 10-11: Hip Hop Shop For the kid in all of us. Easter Egg hunt for store coupons, find the golden eggs at downtown locations, and enter to win a grand prize. When: April 10-11 Where: Historic Downtown Elgin ELGIN, Texas More Information: Phone: Website: elgintx.com

Ennis April 1-30: Bluebonnet Trails Ennis was designated by the 1997 state legislature as the home of the “Official Texas Bluebonnet Trail” and was designated the “Official Bluebonnet City of Texas.” From April 1-30, Ennis showcases over 40 miles of mapped driving bluebonnet trails sponsored by the Ennis Garden Club. These trails are the oldest such trails known in the state, and tens of thousands of visitors make the short trek to Ennis to view this wonderful wildflower show. The Ennis Garden Club drives the trails to check the bloom status each week starting in April. The Club then reports to the Ennis Convention and Visitors Bureau about the latest status of the bluebonnets so that visitors can be well informed where the best flowers are on the trails at the time of their visit. When: April 1-30 Where: Various locations ENNIS, Texas More Information: Phone: 972-878-4748 Website: visitennis.org

Ennis April 17-19: Bluebonnet Trails Festival It’s bluebonnet season, and the city of Ennis is celebrating with its Bluebonnet Trails Festival. Enjoy the beauty of the bluebonnets then wander downtown sampling wines from some great Texas wineries. There is also live music, children’s activities, arts and crafts, and vendors. When: April 17-19 Where: Downtown Ennis ENNIS, Texas More Information: Phone: 972-878-4748 Website: bluebonnettrail.org

Fort Worth: April 18 – CERA’s 3rd Annual Pottery and Art in The Grove at Waterside, Fort Worth – Saturday, April 18, Noon – 8 p.m. CERA* Pottery Studio and Waterside will hold a pottery and art sale in the beautiful Grove at Waterside, located on the banks of the Trinity River. This is a free event with local artists offering affordable, handcrafted items. After you shop, watch pottery demonstrations and you can even sign up for a pottery class. This is a free, family- and pet-friendly event. The Grove at Waterside – 3720 Convair Drive, Fort Worth, TX 76109. https://www.facebook.com/PotteryWaterside/ For more about the CERA Pottery Studio see http://cera-fw.org/pottery/ 12 pm-8 pm https://www.facebook.com/PotteryWaterside/ 682-558-4955

Fort Worth April 25-26: Fortress Festival Launched in 2017, Fortress Festival bills itself as “the destination festival for North Texas.” After three years, it has been praised for its world-class lineups featuring a diversity of artists like Father John Misty, CHVRCHES, Run the Jewels, Leon Bridges, and Chromeo. When: April 25-26 Where: Will Rogers Memorial Center FORT WORTH, Texas More Information: Phone: Website: fortressfestival.com

Granbury April 24-25: Wine Walk It’s time to sip and savor authentic Texas wines. This one-of-a-kind event is a huge hit, so mark your calendars for the 11th annual Wine Walk. Wine Walkers can enjoy live local music at clusters of booths, each offering Texas flavors in wine, food, and art. The community gets into the spirit as well. The celebration begins with the prominent VIP “Sip and Savor” event on Thursday evening, which typically sells out. Attendees enjoy a taste of Texas with hors d’oeuvres from North Texas’ favorite celebrity chefs paired with carefully selected wines from wineries at the Wine Walk. The Granbury Wine Walk is a non-profit event benefiting local charities. When: April 24-25 Where: Historic Granbury Square GRANBURY, Texas More Information: Phone: 817-573-5548 Website: granburywinewalk.com

Grand Prairie Jan. 24-June 27: Boards ‘N Brews Bites, brews, and indoor surfing. Warm up your winter with a late-night outing at Boards ‘N Brews, the newest offering at Epic Waters Indoor Waterpark. Happening each Friday and Saturday night, the party features craft beers and grown-up bar food (like wings, Texas poutine, the German pretzel, and the Epic Burger), as well as DJ music and tropical temps, all enjoyed while taking in the thrills and spills of flow boarders surfing the park’s FlowRider. When: Jan. 24-June 27 Where: Epic Waters Indoor Waterpark GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas More Information: Phone: 972-337-3131 Website: epicwatersgp.com

Grand Prairie April 16-July 19: Live Thoroughbred Racing Catch the fun and excitement of world-class thoroughbred horse racing on the weekend. When: April 16-July 19 Where: Lone Star Park GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas More Information: Phone: 972-263-7223 Website: lonestarpark.com

Grandview April 17-19: Antique Alley Texas What started as a sidewalk sale and a pasture sale in 1999 is now 40-plus miles of shopping opportunities through two counties. Celebrate the 20th year of this biannual community event that features flea markets, pastures full of vendors, sidewalk sales, downtown businesses offering sales, yard sales, barn sales, handmade arts and crafts, and treasures galore. Follow the “Shopping Trail” between Historic Downtown Grandview, Historic Downtown East Cleburne, Keene, Alvarado, Venus, Maypearl, and Historic Downtown Waxahachie. Some shows are in downtown and some just off the main street. No two locations are the same. When: April 17-19 Where: Antique Alley Texas GRANDVIEW, Texas More Information: Phone: 817-666-5024 Website: antiquealleytexas.com

Grapevine April 11, 18, 25: Farmers’ and Artisans’ Market From fruit and vegetables to homemade tamales, nuts and gourmet candies, this market offers shoppers a variety of locally grown products from across Texas every Saturday this summer. Find an eclectic array of items including handmade jewelry, crafts, distinctive home décor, and more blended into the market. When: April 11, 18, 25 Where: Town Square Gazebo GRAPEVINE, Texas More Information: Phone: 817-410-3185 Website: grapevinetexasusa.com

Hearne April 18: Crossroads Home Town Festival The third annual festival features food, crafts, and handmade items. There is music from all cultures with local entertainers performing gospel, country, jazz, blues, and everything in between. The Kidz Area has a petting zoo, princesses, and super heroes for kids to interact with. When: April 18 Where: Various locations HEARNE, Texas More Information: Phone: 979-402-1337 Website: crossroadshometownfestival.com

Lewisville April 18: ColorPalooza Ring in spring with ColorPalooza, designed to showcase the rich cultural, artistic, and eco-friendly spirit of Lewisville. There are sidewalk chalk art demonstrations, a tie-dye station, live music and cultural performances, an artisan market, and a kids’ zone. When: April 18 Where: Wayne Ferguson Plaza, Old Town LEWISVILLE, Texas More Information: Phone: 972-219-3401 Website: lewisvillecolorpalooza.com

McDade Feb. 29-April 19: Sherwood Forest Faire The largest medieval fair in Central Texas features eight weekends of festivities with 150 shows each day and 170 vendors on-site. Camping is available. When: Feb. 29-April 19 Where: Sherwood Forest Faire MCDADE, Texas More Information: Phone: 512-222-6680 Website: sherwoodforestfaire.com

Mesquite April 27-May 3: Dachshund Club of America National Show The Dachshund Club of America promotes the natural qualities of all pure bred dachshunds, protects and advances the interests of the breed, and promotes canine health and wellbeing and ethical sportsmanship in all competitions. Grab a ticket to the organization’s national show. When: April 27-May 3 Where: Mesquite Convention Center and Exhibit Hall MESQUITE, Texas More Information: Phone: 800-541-2355 Website: visitmesquitetx.com

Mesquite April 11, 25: The Marketplace The European-style market has produce and other food items and artisan/craftsman vendors. Located in Historic Downtown Mesquite in the Downtown Square between Main and Davis, it is open every second and fourth Saturday of the month starting in April and runs through September, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. When: April 11, 25 Where: Heritage Square MESQUITE, Texas More Information: Phone: 800-541-2355 Website: visitmesquitetx.com

Mesquite April 18: Kidfish Mesquite Parks and Recreation presents Kidfish at City Lake Park, Registration begins at 8 a.m.; with the official “casting of the first lure” being at 9 a.m. Kidfish is a free event for children 16 and younger. All fishing participants must register for the event. Poles and bait are provided, or participants may use their own fishing gear. Prizes and trophies are awarded immediately following the final measuring and weigh-in of the fish. When: April 18 Where: City Lake Park MESQUITE, Texas More Information: Phone: 800-541-2355 Website: visitmesquitetx.com

Mesquite April 25-26: Spring Campout The City of Mesquite Parks and Recreation Department invites you to Camp Rorie Galloway for a night of sleeping under the stars. When: April 25-26 Where: Camp Rorie Galloway MESQUITE, Texas More Information: Phone: 800-541-2355 Website: visitmesquitetx.com

Murchison March 7-May 23: Ranch of Dreams Tour The Cleveland Amory Black Beauty Ranch is a world-renowned animal sanctuary in Murchison that was founded in 1979 by author and animal advocate, Cleveland Amory. The sanctuary is home to over 800 animals and more than 40 species, many of whom were rescued from various situations of abuse, neglect, and exploitation. The sanctuary is not a zoo; however guests have the opportunity to attend a pre-scheduled, exclusive, guided, educational tour of the sanctuary that respects the peace and privacy of the animals. When: March 7-May 23 Where: Cleveland Amory Black Beauty Ranch MURCHISON, Texas More Information: Phone: 903-469-3811 Website: http://bit.ly/RanchOfDreamsTourStore

Nocona April 30-May 2: Cruisin’ Nocona and Vicari Car Auction Visit the awesome car collection at the Horton Classic Car Museum. Cruise through beautiful North Texas hills, then join the fun and buy or sell a car in the two-day Vicari Car Auction. When: April 30-May 2 Where: Vicari Auction House NOCONA, Texas More Information: Phone: 940-825-3526 Website: nocona.org

Plano Sept. 30-Dec. 31, 2021: Plano Scavenger Hunt On this fun-filled Plano scavenger hunt, wind through the storied streets in search of iconic landmarks and great green spaces. When: Sept. 30-Dec. 31, 2021 Where: Let’s Roam PLANO, Texas More Information: Phone: 833-202-7626 Website: letsroam.com/scavenger_hunt/Plano_Scavenger_Hunt?utm_source=partner&utm_medium=txhighplano

Salado April 18: Tournament of Trucks Food Truck Festival Food trucks, food booths, and handcrafted goods are all welcome at this inaugural, family-friendly event. There is a bounce house and family fun. Cash prizes are awarded for first, second, and third place food vendors. Winners are chosen by attendee votes. A portion of the proceeds benefits first responders in Bell County. When: April 18 Where: Amy’s Attic Self Storage SALADO, Texas More Information: Phone: 254-265-6977 Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/432329724132840/

Sealy April 26: St. Mary’s Grotto Celebration Honor Sealy’s Czech history with live music all day, entertainment, great food, kolaches, an auction, a cake walk, a barbecue dinner, and all kinds of kids’ rides. When: April 26 Where: St Mary’s Catholic Church Grounds SEALY, Texas More Information: Phone: 979-885-3131 Website: historicaustincounty.com

Sherman April 18: Texoma Earth Day Festival This 12th annual Earth Day Festival offers a family-friendly environment with entertainment, education, food, and fun for everyone. When: April 18 Where: Municipal Grounds SHERMAN, Texas More Information: Phone: 903-892-7230 Website: earthdaytexoma.org

Stephenville April 28: Dinner Tonight—Healthy Cooking School Learn how to make cost-effective, nutritious food that enables you to live a healthier, less stressful life. This year’s program includes a dive into Mediterranean cuisine with guest chefs, live recipe demonstrations, door prizes, and giveaways. Pre-registration is required. When: April 28 Where: Cowboy Church of Erath County STEPHENVILLE, Texas More Information: Phone: 254-965-1460 Website: dinnertonight.tamu.edu

Temple April 24-25: Bloomin’ Temple Festival One of Central Texas’ most popular events, Bloomin’ Temple Festival attracts more than 13,000 people annually. For 14 years, attendees have enjoyed this two-day festival, jam-packed with great musical performances, a thrilling carnival, amazing food, arts and crafts, and fun for the whole family in historic downtown Temple. When: April 24-25 Where: Martin Luther King Jr. Festival Grounds TEMPLE, Texas More Information: Phone: 254-298-5440 Website: bloomintemple.com

Terrell April 16-19: Jubilee Held the third weekend each April, this four-day festival celebrates Terrell’s heritage and includes a carnival, state championship barbecue cookoff, dachshund races, arts and crafts, live music, a car show, a 5K run, games, and contests. The Terrell Chamber of Commerce Convention and Visitors Bureau volunteers and staff work with the Terrell Garden Club, Home Depot, Terrell Heritage Society, and the city of Terrell to put together the weekend. More than 12,000 visitors attend each year. When: April 16-19 Where: Ben Gill and Lions Club Park TERRELL, Texas More Information: Phone: 972-563-5703 Website: terrelltexas.com

Van April 11: Van Go Art Fair Oil paintings, metal sculpture, pottery, jewelry, fiber, glass, and leather works are on display at this juried art show. Live music is performed throughout the day and gourmet food trucks and wineries offer locally made fare. Youth projects include a children’s area for hands-on learning experiences and a Young Artists Exhibition features the art of local students. The Van Go Costume Contest invites guests to vie for prizes with the best “dress like a famous painting” outfit. A selfie backdrop puts people in the middle of a Van Gogh painting. This event is pet friendly. When: April 11 Where: Van City Park VAN, Texas More Information: Phone: 903-312-9556 Website: vangoartfair.com

Waco Jan. 18-May 10: The Lion Guard: Educational Exhibit Children can explore the Pride Lands with Kion and his friends and train with each member of the Lion Guard to protect the balance of the Circle of Life. The hands-on activities and imaginative play help youngsters discover the importance of teamwork as well as the unique traits of the Lion Guard. When: Jan. 18-May 10 Where: Mayborn Museum, Baylor University WACO, Texas More Information: Phone: 254-710-1110 Website: baylor.edu/mayborn

Waxahachie April 4-May 26: Scarborough Renaissance Festival Discover 16th-century fun on a 35-acre re-creation of an English village. Celebrate the visit of King Henry VIII to the “Village of Scarborough” with a festival of entertainment, artisans, food, magic, and merriment. Witness full-combat jousting, birds-of-prey exhibitions, a mermaid lagoon, more than 25 stages of Renaissance entertainment, and 200 shoppes of exquisite crafts and amazing artisan demonstrations. There are also knighting ceremonies, combat competitions, a Grand Parade, Renaissance rides, and games of skill. Feast on food and drink fit for a king with five food court areas including the Village Bakery, Pasta Palace, giant roasted turkey legs, and the largest food-on-a-stick selection in Texas. A full-service restaurant and 12 pubs and taverns are also available. For the more discerning tastes, there are daily wine and beer tastings. Each weekend has a different theme and a variety of special events. Step back in time for the time of your life. When: April 4-May 26 Where: Scarborough Fair WAXAHACHIE, Texas More Information: Phone: 972-938-3247 Website: srfestival.com

Waxahachie April 26: Prairie Wildlife and Wildflower Adventure Learn from interactive exhibits and demonstrations about the birds, wildlife, flowers, plants, and trees native to the rich Blackland Prairie of Texas with a particular emphasis on fun and educational children’s activities. When: April 26 Where: Ellis County Rural Heritage Farm Inc. WAXAHACHIE, Texas More Information: Phone: 972-937-0681 Website: ruralheritagefarm.org

 

March

Bonham – March 10-11 Spring Break Fun

Inspired by the history of the Sam Rayburn family’s early years at their Bonham residence, enjoy two days of crafts, stories, and activities. When:March 10-11Where:Sam Rayburn House State Historic Site BONHAM, TexasMore Information:Phone: 903-583-5558 Website: visitsamrayburnhouse.com

 

Bryan – March 5 Aggie Women’s First Thursday

Join Aggie Women for networking and an educational seminar. Complimentary appetizers are provided. Don’t forget to show your Aggie ring or ID for special discounts.When:March 5

Where:Messina Hof Estate Winery BRYAN, TexasMore Information:Phone: 979-778-9463 Website: messinahof.com

 

Bryan – March 7 Murder Mystery Dinner: Trailer Park Tragedy

At Murder Mysteries, guests are the actors and storytellers. Before the date of the event, each guest receives a character assignment which helps guests decide on their costumes.

When:March 7Where:Messina Hof Estate Winery BRYAN, TexasMore Information:Phone: 979-778-9463Website: messinahof.com

 

Bryan – March 15 Cooking Party with the Chef: Gulf Coast Seafood

Every month Messina Hof hosts a cooking demonstration that focuses on a specific cuisine or technique. Each guest receives a recipe booklet to take home and can register to win culinary door prizes.When:March 15Where:Messina Hof Estate Winery BRYAN, Texas

More Information:Phone: 979-778-9463Website: messinahof.com

 

Bryan – March 22 Waggles and Wine

Treat your furry friend to a day out at Messina Hof. The winery’s Vintage House Chef is serving homemade puppy treats, while pet owners can enjoy wine slushies and appetizers in the Wine Bar. A portion of puppy treat sales goes toward the Bryan Animal Center.When:March 22Where:Messina Hof Estate Winery BRYAN, TexasMore Information:Phone: 979-778-9463Website: messinahof.com

 

Burton – March 21Texas Ranger Day

Which famous Texas Ranger lived and died in Burton, Texas? Discover Burton’s unique history at Texas Ranger Day, hosted by the Burton Heritage Society. Celebrate Burton’s history with the Annie Maud Avis Memorial fajita and bean cookoff and experience Texas Ranger camp life in the 1880’s, folk-life demonstrations, crafts, and tours of the Railroad Depot, as well as Burton Farmer’s Cotton Gin tours. There is DJ music thanks to the Kountry Chick. All proceeds are used to restore the Mt. Zion Historical Chapel. Admission is free. When:March 21Where:Burton Railroad Depot BURTON, TexasMore Information:Phone: 979-353-0050Website: burtontexas.org

 

Clifton – Jan. 28-March 8 H.D. Bugbee Western Art Exhibit

Harold D. Bugbee was an American Western artist and illustrator. Born in Massachusetts, his family moved to the Texas Panhandle when he was a teenager, and he took to ranch life through sketching its landscapes and daily activities. His career would involve commissions by publications like “Field and Stream” in the 1940 and ’50s, and he once served as curator of Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum in Canyon, Texas.

When:Jan. 28-March 8Where:Bosque Museum CLIFTON, TexasMore Information:Phone: 254-675-3820Website: bosquemuseum.org

 

College Station – March 17-18 “Beautiful: The Carole King Musical”

See the inspiring true story of Carole King’s remarkable rise to stardom, from being part of a hit songwriting team with her husband Gerry Goffin, to her relationship with fellow writers and best friends Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann, to becoming one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history. Along the way, she made more than beautiful music, she wrote the soundtrack to a generation. When:March 17-18Where:Rudder Auditorium, Texas A&M University COLLEGE STATION, TexasMore Information:Phone: 979-845-1234

Website: mscopas.org

 

College Station – March 28-29 Living History Weekend

Explore WWI and WWII military history displays, vehicles, and the only authentic WWI trench in Texas. On Saturday, witness the roar of tanks during two WWII battle reenactments. Then come back to see the American Expeditionary Forces in a WWI trench battle.

When:March 28-29Where:Museum of the American G.I. COLLEGE STATION, TexasMore Information:Phone: 979-690-0501 Website: americangimuseum.org/events/living-history-weekend

 

Corsicana – March 21-22 Tour of Corsicana Bike Race

Texas’ premiere, time-based stage race winds throughout Navarro County and historic downtown over original brick streets for fan viewing. Racing starts Saturday morning with a 5-mile individual timed trial. Racers are allowed to use all available USA Cycling-sanctioned speed weaponry, including aero bars, in their battle against the clock. Stage two is a battle in the streets of downtown Corsicana.Chip timing is available in each stage for all categories. Racers compete for custom jerseys, cash, and coveted brick trophies. When:March 21-22Where:Various locations CORSICANA, TexasMore Information:Phone: 903-874-4731Website: tourofcorsicana.com

 

Dallas – Oct. 19, 2019-March 22, 2020“Origins: Fossils from the Cradle of Humankind”

Be part of this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to get up close with ancient human ancestors and uncover the traits that we share and those that make us different. Along the way, you’ll encounter stories from the scientists of these expeditions and uncover the questions that inspire the paleoanthropologist in the field that will have you reflecting on what it means to be human. When:Oct. 19, 2019-March 22, 2020Where:Perot Museum of Science and Nature DALLAS, TexasMore Information:Phone: 214-428-5555 Website: origins.perotmuseum.org/

 

Dallas – Feb. 29-April 12 Dallas Blooms Festival

The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden, named by “Architectural Digest” as one of the “15 Breathtaking Botanical Gardens to Visit This Season,” presents Dallas Blooms, the largest annual floral festival in the Southwest. Themed “The Sounds of Spring,” this festival showcases an explosion of color from more than 500,000 spring-blooming blossoms, thousands of azaleas, and hundreds of Japanese cherry trees. When:Feb. 29-April 12Where:The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden DALLAS, TexasMore Information:Phone: 214-515-6615 Website: dallasarboretum.org

 

Dallas – March 13-14 A Texas Tribute to Daffodils

Daffodils bloom in a gorgeous array of colors and sizes. Experience daffodils grown by world experts. The American Daffodil Show includes flower photography, design, and horticulture blooms. Dallas plays host to this exhibit of the most beautiful daffodils in the world—from tiny daffodils to rare daffodils. When:March 13-14Where:Doubletree by Hilton Hotels—Campbell Centre DALLAS, TexasMore Information:Phone: 214-762-5727 Website: texasdaffodilsociety.org

 

Dallas – March 13-14 National Garden Club Standard Flower Show

The Dallas Council of Garden Clubs sponsors a National Garden Club flower show. See beautiful displays of garden flowers and daffodils from Northern Ireland. The National Garden Clubs, Inc. provides information on resources and education to promote the love of gardening. When:March 13-14Where:The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens DALLAS, TexasMore Information:Phone: 214-762-5727 Website: texasdaffodilsociety.org

 

Dallas – March 13-15 Quilt Show

More than 400 quilts compete for $15,000 in prize money. There are more than 100 vendors available with free demonstrations and lectures.When:March 13-15Where:Dallas Market Hall DALLAS, TexasMore Information:Phone: 214-535-1161 Website: quiltersguildofdallas.org

 

Dallas: March 14 – Dallas Mavs 41st Anniversary St. Patrick’s Parade & Festival – Join us on Saturday, March 14th at 11:00 am for the Largest St. Patrick’s Parade in the Southwest! You won’t want to miss out on all the fun. The 2-mile route parade steps off at Greenville @ Blackwell St. and ends at Yale Blvd./SMU Blvd. @ 75 Central Expressway. Join the tradition and sign up for exclusive float entries on our website. There will be more than 90 parade float entries and 1,700+ parade participants, so sign up for a spot today to be a part of the fun! Parade Proceeds Benefit the GAABA Scholarship Fund. More than $150,000 in scholarship money has been awarded to Dallas ISD students. 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM http://www.dallasstpatricksparade.com/ 214-600-1533

 

Dallas: March 14 – Four Corners Brewing Co. Presents ChingonX Music Festival – Four Corners Brewing Co. or ¡FCBC!, a Dallas-based craft brewery featuring lotería-style branding, announced its inaugural ChingonX music festival. The festival celebrates the year-round release of the brewing company’s La Chingona Double IPA and features a heavy hand of chingonas y chingones expressing their talent through music, art and food. The ChingonX festival lineup includes alternative rhythm and blues artist Girl Ultra from Mexico City; Columbian-raised, New York-based electropop band Salt Cathedral; and dreamy retro synthpop band and local favorites Luna Luna. The artists will also be joined by a live episode taping of popular Latinx podcast De Colores Radio. Attendees will also have the unique opportunity to try 10 special limited-release brews including three beer blends in collaboration with each artist. Limited release beers will be available on tap exclusively during the festival. Beyond the music, ChingonX will feature a curated vendor market and an all-women entrepreneurship panel, Convos Con Chingonas. 2pm-10pm https://chingonxfestival.splashthat.com/ 9722471369

 

Dallas – March 29-July 26

“Alonso Berruguete: First Sculptor of Renaissance Spain”

The Meadows Museum and the National Gallery of Art, Washington, present the first major U.S. exhibition dedicated to Spanish sculptor Alsonso Berruguete (c. 1488-1561). Sculptures, paintings, and drawings spanning the artist’s entire career, which included a period in Italy under the influence of Michelangelo and others, demonstrate his innovative talent and place him as a vanguard of the Spanish Renaissance.When:March 29-July 26Where:Meadows Museum DALLAS, TexasMore Information:Phone: 214-768-2516

Website: meadowsmuseumdallas.org/exhibitions/alonso-berruguete

 

Dallas – March 28 Texoma Kids Fest

Children have a ball in downtown Denison with tons of family-friendly activities, games, and entertainment.When:March 28Where:Downtown Denison DENISON, TexasMore Information:Phone: 903-464-4452 Website: denisonlive.com

 

Denton – March 12-15 Texas Storytelling Festival

Celebrate 35 Years of Texas Storytelling festivals featuring 35 Tejas storytellers. Scary stories? Tall tales? Personal yarns? Come to Denton to celebrate 35 years of storytelling over three days of stories that feed your mind, heart, and soul.

When:March 12-15Where:Denton Civic Center DENTON, TexasMore Information:Phone: 940-380-9320 Website: tejasstorytelling.com

 

Dublin – March 14 St. Patrick’s Celebration

Make magical memories during the St. Patrick’s Celebration in historic Dublin, the Irish Capital of Texas. Activities include the Shamrock Shuffle 5K, a parade, handmade/homegrown vendor items, fabulous festival food, Celtic entertainment, family-friendly contests, and unique shops and boutiques. When:March 14Where:Various locations DUBLIN, Texas

More Information:Phone: 254-445-3422 Website: dublintxchamber.com

 

Eagle Lake – March 28-29 Attwater’s Prairie Chicken Festival

The public is invited to the Attwater’s Prairie Chicken Festival for a chance to see the critically endangered Attwater’s prairie chickens during the booming season—a time when males gather to perform their elaborate courtship ritual and make a strange “booming” noise. There are also Native-American dancers, bird walking tours, Attwater’s prairie chicken viewing tours, a children’s art display, and native plant walking tours. When:March 28-29Where:Attwater Prairie Chicken National Wildlife Refuge EAGLE LAKE, TexasMore Information:Phone: 979-234-3201 Website: fws.gov/refuge/attwater_prairie_chicken

 

Elgin – March 12 Sip Shop and Stroll

Sip 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 venues. There are also beer tastings and other refreshments throughout the evening. When:March 12 Where:Historic Downtown Elgin ELGIN, TexasMore Information:Phone: Website: elgintx.com

 

Fort Worth – March 6-8 Show of Antiques, Art, and Jewelry

This show has 150 premier exhibitors and features a curated selection of antiques, fine art, antiques and estate jewelry, fine jewelry and watches, silver, furniture, sculptures, fine rugs, textiles, garden, mid-century, vintage, industrial, French, American, and unique treasures from around the world. General admission is $10.When:March 6-8Where:Will Rogers Memorial Center FORT WORTH, TexasMore Information:Phone: Website: luxeshowevents.com

 

Fort Worth: March 17 – Alive at the Bass : A Musical Epiphany will be an extraordinary musical celebration highlighted by the World Premiere of “The Tyger & The Lamb” by internationally renowned composer Ola Gjeilo.  Mr. Gjeilo is redefining classical choral music with his hybrid compositional style that draws inspiration from improvisational jazz, established classical music structures, as well as cinema and film scores.  This brand new work will feature a 140-voice festival choir, strings, piano and harp under the direction of Todd Prickett. The program will also include George Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue” described by many as the most popular of all American concert works.  It will be performed by Fort Worth’s own Janet Pummill along with a full professional orchestra.  Other highlights will include performances by soprano Amy Prickett and pianist Amy Stewart, majestic hymn arrangements, and favorite Irish melodies for this St. Patrick’s Day event.  Presented by University Christian Church, you are invited to seek the sacred ALIVE AT THE BASS! 7:30 p.m. https://www.basshall.com/tickets–events/2019-20-pafw-season/19-20-rentals/Alive-at-the-Bass/ 817-926-6631

 

Frisco – Feb. 28-March 1 Frisco College Baseball Classic

Featuring four of the country’s top teams, the baseball classic spans three days of play at Dr Pepper Ballpark, home of the Frisco RoughRiders. The weekend tournament has two games per day with each team playing the other three times in a round robin format. Games are 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Feb. 28; 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. on Feb. 29; and 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. on March 1. The four teams for the fourth annual tournament are Oklahoma State University, Texas A&M University, the University of California Los Angeles, and University of Illinois. 

When:Feb. 28-March 1 Where:Dr Pepper Ballpark FRISCO, TexasMore Information:Phone: 972-292-5266 Website: friscoclassic.com

 

 

Frisco – March 27-29 Texas Pinball Festival

The festival features 400-plus vintage and new pinball machines, as well as classic arcade games to be set on free play. Enjoy a variety of adult and children pinball tournaments throughout the weekend, with trophies and prizes awarded. Vendor demonstrations, parts, supplies, equipment, and memorabilia are also available. Admission ranges from $10 to $60.

When:March 27-29Where:Embassy Suites and Frisco Conference Center FRISCO, TexasMore Information:Phone: 972-292-5266 Website: texaspinball.com/tpf

 

 

Frisco – March 28-29Arts in the Square

The 11th annual Arts in the Square returns with more than 120 of some of the best local and regional artists selling their handmade creations. Artists compete in the following categories: fine arts/graphics, pottery, textiles, glass, jewelry, leather, metal, photography, wood, and miscellaneous. Event runs 11 a.m.-6 p.m. When:March 28-29Where:Frisco Square FRISCO, TexasMore Information: Phone: 972-292-5266

 

 

Glen Rose – March 2 Homeschool Class and Tour: Cheetah and the Savanna Habitat

Cheetahs are a major focus at Fossil Rim. Learn about the amazing ways this cat is designed for maximum speed as well as the dynamics of the cheetah’s savanna habitat. When:March 2 Where:Fossil Rim Wildlife Center GLEN ROSE, TexasMore Information: Phone: 254-897-2960

 

Glen Rose – March 24 Homeschool Class and Tour: Fun Finding Fossils

Fossil Rim used to be underwater, and a lot of sea creatures left an abundance of interesting evidence that they used to live here. That evidence is found in the rocks and fossils. Find and identify fossils and understand them and how they got here. You can even take one or more home. When:March 24Where:Fossil Rim Wildlife Center GLEN ROSE, TexasMore Information:

Phone: 254-897-2960

 

Glen Rose – March 30 Homeschool Class and Tour: Giraffes

Join along for an encounter to remember as you visit the “tower” (herd) of reticulated giraffes. In class, continue to learn about these amazing gentle giants. Plan to visit the giraffes again after lunch as part of a full guided tour of Fossil Rim. When:March 30Where:Fossil Rim Wildlife Center GLEN ROSE, TexasMore Information:

Phone: 254-897-2960

 

Granbury – March 21-22 General Granbury Birthday Bash and Cookoff

General Granbury would be 189 years old this year! Come out and celebrate the town’s namesake with craft food and shopping vendors, live music, activities, and free cake and ice cream. The cookoff has brisket, ribs, and bean categories. Don’t miss some big Texas artists hitting the stage and, of course, the hilarious outhouse race. When:

March 21-22Where:Historic Granbury Square GRANBURY, TexasMore Information: Phone: 817-573-5548

 

Grand Prairie – March 7 Dallas Blues Festival

The annual blues festival features one of the very best lineups in blues music, with performers including Pokey Bear, Tucka, Nellie Tiger Travis, and Lenny Williams.

When:March 7Where:The Theatre at Grand Prairie GRAND PRAIRIE, TexasMore Information: Phone: 972-854-5050 Website: theatregp.com

 

Grand Prairie – March 8 “Dancing With the Stars Live!”

Television’s biggest dance show returns on tour. See favorite professional and troupe dancers in a brand-new production that showcases the dance styles seen on ABC’s hit show “Dancing with the Stars,” ranging from ballroom and jazz to modern and hip-hop.

When:March 8Where:The Theatre at Grand Prairie GRAND PRAIRIE, TexasMore Information: Phone: 972-854-5050 Website: theatregp.com

 

Grand Prairie – March 21-22 Cajun Fest

Add a pinch of Zydeco, a bit of swamp pop, and a whole lot of Cajun music, and you’ve got the ingredients for a hearty, creole-style party.

When:March 21-22Where:Traders Village GRAND PRAIRIE, TexasMore Information:Phone: 972-647-2331Website: tradersvillage.com

 

Grapevine – March 29 Truffle Making with Dr. Sue

Chocolatier Dr. Sue Williams is back to help guests make their very own chocolate truffles paired with Messina Hof wines. When:March 29Where:Messina Hof Grapevine Winery GRAPEVINE, Texas More Information:Phone: 817-442-8463 Website: messinahof.com

 

Irving: March 5: FMLA Master Class: Texas Advanced Skills for Employee Leave Mgt (AHM) – The 2020 FMLA Master Class: Texas will teach you how to apply essential Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) compliance principles to successfully navigate tricky FMLA-related compliance waters, so you can consistently make the right call as to FMLA eligibility, notice and medical certifications, how to control and prevent FMLA abuses, and overall avoid expensive mistakes that could lead to lawsuits and costly fines.Conference Registration clicks here https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2020-fmla-master-class-texas-advanced-skills-for-employee-leave-mgt-ahm-tickets-81105848777 Employee leave management is one of the biggest ongoing challenges for HR professionals. There are voluminous Department of Labor (DOL) regulations to grapple with and a steady stream of new federal court rulings on FMLA interference and retaliation being handed down each year. Led by experienced labor and employment attorneys, this class provides intensive instruction to help you master real-life FMLA challenges with insights into recent rulings, long-standing case law precedent, DOL interpretations, opinion letters, and regulations—as well as the trainers’ own experiences in advising clients—you’ll learn actionable examples on how to legally handle tricky FMLA issues that come up in daily work life. 7:30 am – 4:00 pm https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2020-fmla-master-class-texas-advanced-skills-for-employee-leave-mgt-ahm-tickets-81105848777 5109561719

 

 

Irving – March 12-15 Texas Steel Guitar Jamboree

Hear steel guitarists from around the world play at the 36th annual jamboree. There are also educational seminars, plus vendors and manufacturers of steel guitars and musical products.

When:March 12-15Where:Sheraton DFW IRVING, Texas

More Information:Phone: 817-558-3481 Website: texassteelguitar.org

 

Irving – March 28 The Texas Tenors in Concert

The famed trio comes back to Irving with their high-energy show, packed with great music and high-class entertainment—a fitting conclusion to a blockbuster concert season of great music.

When:March 28Where:Irving Arts Center IRVING, Texas

More Information:Phone: 972-252-2787 Website: irvingsymphony.com

 

La Grange – March 6 Butch Hancock in Concert

Called “one of the finest songwriters of our time,” Butch Hancock is acknowledged by his peers and critics alike as one of the premiere singer-songwriters Texas has ever produced. He is a member of The Flatlanders, formed in 1972 with friends Joe Ely and Jimmie Dale Gilmore.

When:March 6Where:The Bugle Boy LA GRANGE, Texas

More Information:Phone: 979-968-9944 Website: ats.thebugleboy.org/concerts

 

La Grange – March 13-14 Best Little Cowboy Gathering

Calling all cowboys and cowgirls—or anyone who enjoys all things Western—this event is for you. Hear a fun weekend of older country and Western swing music, plus a smidge of classic rock featuring the Triumphs. There is cowboy poetry, a singer-songwriter showcase, horse demonstrations, a barbecue cookoff, mutton bustin’, Western arts and crafts, children’s events, and musical performances by Jake Hooker, Jake Penrod, Billy Mata, The Lake Travis Fiddlers, Coby Carter, Will Bannister, and Brady Honeycutt, plus the exciting Jody Nix Fiddle Extravaganza. When:March 13-14Where:Fayette County Fairgrounds LA GRANGE, Texas

More Information:Phone: 979-966-7846 Website: bestlittlecowboygathering.org

 

Lewisville – March 14 St. Paddy’s Texas Style

Now in its fourth year, this free St. Patrick’s Day celebration features Irish music, dance, Texas music, beer, and an outdoor movie plus amusements for kids including life-size games. Texas Independence Day is celebrated in March, which is why this party is St. Paddy’s, Texas style. Food and beer are sold on site, and blankets and chairs are encouraged. Well-behaved pets on leashes are welcome.When:March 14

Where:Wayne Ferguson Plaza, Old Town LEWISVILLE, TexasMore Information:Phone:972-219-3401 Website: visitlewisville.com

 

Madisonville – March 19-28 Madison County Fair and Rodeo

This long-standing tradition in Madison County includes a 10-day county fair and a two-day rodeo. It’s presented by the Madison County Fair Association, an organization that supports local youth through scholarships and other programs.

When:March 19-28Where:Madison County Fair Grounds MADISONVILLE, TexasMore Information:Phone: 936-348-2234 Website: mfca.net

 

Mesquite – April 27-May 3 Dachshund Club of America National Show

The Dachshund Club of America promotes the natural qualities of all pure bred dachshunds, protects and advances the interests of the breed, and promotes canine health and wellbeing and ethical sportsmanship in all competitions. Grab a ticket to the organization’s national show. When:April 27-May 3Where:Mesquite Convention Center and Exhibit Hall MESQUITE, TexasMore Information:Phone: 800-541-2355 Website: visitmesquitetx.com

 

Mesquite – March 7 Mother Son Dance

Moms can enjoy a special night with their son at this dance that is open to all ages.

When:March 7Where:Mesquite Convention Center and Exhibit Hall MESQUITE, Texas

More Information:Phone: 800-541-2355 Website: visitmesquitetx.com

 

Mesquite – March 13 Nature Works Workshop with Artist Rachel Muldez

Get the kids out of the house to learn more about nature during this month’s installment of the Just for Kids Series. Visual artist Rachel Muldez instructs the class on how to use nature to create beautiful portraits.

When:March 13 Where:Mesquite Arts Center MESQUITE, TexasMore Information:Phone: 800-541-2355Website: visitmesquitetx.com

 

Mesquite – March 28 Spring Barn Dance

Grab your favorite dance partner and head to Opal Lawrence Historical Park for great food, music, and line dancing. Don’t worry if you have two left feet; instruction is provided.

When:March 28Where:Opal Lawrence Historical Park MESQUITE, TexasMore Information:Phone: 800-541-2355Website: visitmesquitetx.com

 

Mesquite – March 28 Breakfast with the Bunny

Enjoy pancakes and pictures with the Easter Bunny at Evans Recreation Center. For more information, contact Mesquite Parks and Recreation at 972-216-6260.When:March 28Where:Evans Recreation Center MESQUITE, TexasMore Information:Phone: 800-541-2355 Website: visitmesquitetx.com

 

Murchison – March 7-May 23 Ranch of Dreams Tour

The Cleveland Amory Black Beauty Ranch is a world-renowned animal sanctuary in Murchison that was founded in 1979 by author and animal advocate, Cleveland Amory. The sanctuary is home to over 800 animals and more than 40 species, many of whom were rescued from various situations of abuse, neglect, and exploitation. The sanctuary is not a zoo; however guests have the opportunity to attend a pre-scheduled, exclusive, guided, educational tour of the sanctuary that respects the peace and privacy of the animals.

When:March 7-May 23Where:Cleveland Amory Black Beauty Ranch MURCHISON, TexasMore Information Phone: 903-469-3811

 

Plano – March 5 Courtyard Texas Music Series

This concert series, built around “Texas-Country” music, was created by a group of prominent, arts-loving Plano residents with the goal of presenting more high-quality shows and concerts at the Courtyard Theater in Historic Downtown Plano.When:March 5

Where: Courtyard Theater PLANO, Texas

 

Providence Village: March 28 – Budbreak Bash – Budbreak Bash Press Release:

Budbreak Bash, Saturday, March 28th, 11 am – 3 pm. The North Texas Winery Association announces their inaugural Budbreak Bash at Fortunata Winery, 2297 FM 2931,  Providence Village, Texas.  Budbreak Bash is celebrating the vines waking up from their winter naps and sprouting their buds. There are 30 wineries on the North Texas Wine Country Trail   More information:  WWW.NorthTexasWine.com. Wine, Food, Music and Shopping 11 am – 3 pm www.NorthTexasWine.com 940-367-9604

 

 

Richardson: March 6 & 7 – Orchid Majesty Show & Sale – Greater N. TX Orchid Society:  Beautiful orchid exhibits and orchids for sale from commercial grower/vendors.  Open to the public, free admission.  Friday, 3/6, Noon to 5 PM & Saturday, 3/7, 9 AM to 5 PM.  Richardson Civic Center, 411 W. Arapaho Rd., Richardson, TX 750080. Noon Friday, 9 AM Saturday www.gntos.org 214-660-5409

 

Richardson – March 28 Asleep at the Wheel in Concert

Ray Benson founded Asleep at the Wheel in Paw Paw, West Virginia 49 years ago and returns to the Eisemann Center celebrating their 50th anniversary. Now based in Austin, the band holds 10 Grammy awards, 20 studio albums, and 20 singles on the Billboard country charts.

When:March 28 Where:Charles W. Eisemann Center for Performing Arts and Corporate Presentations RICHARDSON, TexasMore Information:Phone: 972-744-4650Website: eisemanncenter.com

 

Seguin – March 2 Toast To Texas

Join the Daughters of the Republic of Texas and the city of Seguin parks and recreation for Texas Independence Day. Toast with some Texas spring water in honor of the signing of the Texas Declaration of Independence. The list of delegates to the Convention of 1836 at Washington-on-the-Brazos are read and honored. They came together during the 13-day siege of the Alamo garrison by overwhelming Mexican Army forces commanded by Mexican General Santa Anna.When:March 2Where:Sebastopol House Historic Site SEGUIN, TexasMore Information: Phone: 830-401-5000

 

Seguin – March 20 Hotshot’s Fish Fry and Washers Tournament

Mark your calendars for the 10th annual fish fry. This year includes a washers tournament with some cool prizes. When:March 20Where:

Starke Park Pecan Bottom Multi-Use Trail SEGUIN, TexasMore Information:Phone: 830-401-5000Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/2741401329268507/

 

Sherman – March 14 St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Sherman Main Street, Texoma Society of CELTS, and the Old Iron Post organize the second annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade in historic downtown Sherman. Families are welcome to check out all of the exciting groups and music.

When:March 14Where:Downtown Sherman SHERMAN, TexasMore Information:Phone: 903-892-7230 Website: shermantx.org

 

 

Sherman – March 21-22 Sherman Celtic Festival and Highland Games

Buckle your kilt and come enjoy Celtic music and dancing, Viking Village, bagpipes, Scottish clans, cultural exhibitors, traditional athletic feats, and other fun at this fourth annual festival.

When:March 21-22Where:SHERMAN, TexasMore Information:Phone: 903-892-7230

Website: shermancelticfest.com

 

Shiner – March 20-21 City-wide Garage Sale

It’s time for spring cleaning. Find bargains, treasures, antiques, and vintage items galore at the annual city-wide garage sale. When:March 20-21Where:Various locations SHINER, TexasMore Information:Phone: 361-594-4180 Website: shinertx.com

 

Temple – March 6 First Friday

On the first Friday of every month, historic downtown Temple transforms into a giant party. Enjoy street music and performances, drinks, food, and after-hours shopping.When:

March 6Where:Downtown Temple TEMPLE, TexasMore Information:Phone: 254-298-5378

Website: discoverdowntowntemple.com

 

Temple – March 7 Geek Out Family Day

Want to get your geek on? Head to the museum for Geek Out Family Day. Dress up as your favorite superhero, cartoon, or video game character. Enjoy the nerdy crafts and fun activities.

When:March 7Where:Temple Railroad and Heritage Museum TEMPLE, TexasMore Information:Phone: 254-298-5167 Website: templerrhm.org

 

Temple – March 21 Barket Dog Market on the Plaza

In celebration of National Puppy Day, bring your furry, four-legged friends to the plaza for demonstrations, a treat trail, and a variety of vendors. When:March 21Where:Santa Fe Plaza TEMPLE, TexasMore Information: Phone: 254-298-5418

 

The Colony – March 15 Luck Of The Irish Triathlon and Run/Bike/Run

Test your luck and strength competing in your choice of a traditional triathlon or a run-bike-run race. Alternatively, bring some friends along and compete in the relay option. Participants receive a commemorative T-shirt, finisher medals, and green drinks after the race.

When:March 15Where:Lewisville ISD Aquatic Center—East THE COLONY, TexasMore Information:Phone: 972-306-2000 Website: playtri.com/all-races/luck-of-the-irish-triathlon-2020

 

Waco – Jan. 18-May 10 The Lion Guard: Educational Exhibit

Based on Disney Junior’s hit series “The Lion Guard,” the exhibition takes guests on an adventure through the Pride Lands, the magnificent kingdom first introduced in The Lion King. Kids are inspired to protect the Circle of Life, train in the Lion Guard’s secret lair, explore the power of teamwork by going on special missions, and learn about the African savanna and the animals that live there.When:Jan. 18-May 10Where:Mayborn Museum, Baylor University WACO, TexasMore Information:Phone: 254-710-1110Website: maybornmuseum.com

 

Waco – March 21 Belles and Brass and Ludwig van

In this, the year of Ludwig van Beethoven’s 250th birthday, the Waco Symphony celebrates his genius by performing the iconic Fifth Symphony and a rarely played dramatic battle “spoof,” Wellington’s Victory, the predecessor of Tchaikovsky’s “1812 Overture.”

When:March 21Where:Waco Hall WACO, TexasMore Information:Phone: 254-754-0851 Website: wacosymphony.com

 

Washington – Feb. 29-March 1 Texas Independence Day Celebration

This annual two-day celebration features live music, food, traditional crafts, and commemorative programs. Guests can experience life in Texas in 1836 by visiting with reenactors; witnessing firing demonstrations in the Texas Army camps; observing cooking, weaving and period craft demonstrations; and walking the same trail as Texas’ forefathers and pioneer families. Texas musicians and actors provide musical and theatrical entertainment. There’s also a Kid Zone where children can dress up in historical costumes, sign a large-scale copy of the Texas Declaration of Independence, and take photos near the Declaration.

When:Feb. 29-March 1Where:Washington On The Brazos WASHINGTON, Texas More Information:Phone: 936-878-2214Website: wheretexasbecametexas.org

 

West – March 20-21 West, Central Texas Ceramic Expo and Handcrafted Items

Learn a new hobby or stock up on all your ceramic supplies. Activities include Make N’ Takes and door prizes. Find fun for the whole family. When:March 20-21Where:West Knights of Columbus Club WEST, TexasMore Information:Phone: 254-716-5227 Website: westceramicshow.com

 

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