May

Bellville May 1: First Saturday Market Stroll through the market on the square and check out the nearby farmers and artisan market with more than 75 booths featuring craftsmen, woodworkers, retailers, rolling boutiques, produce, honey, and baked goods galore while you enjoy music all day, several food trucks, a photo booth, and activities. There is free parking and admission. When: May 1 Where: Downtown Square and Pavilion BELLVILLE, Texas More Information: Phone: 979-865-3407 Website: discoverbellville.com

 

Belton May 29: ASCO Spartacus Dash Established by ASCO Equipment in 2012, this is Belton’s only obstacle course race that is held annually at Liberty Park. The 3-mile course follows Nolan Creek and is filled with over 15 challenging and fun obstacles designed by ASCO in Belton. When: May 29 Where: Liberty Park BELTON, Texas More Information: Phone: 254-340-4577 Website: ascospartacusdash.com

 

Brenham May 6-23: “Barefoot in the Park” Newlyweds Corie and Paul Bratter are over the moon to begin their life together in their new apartment in Manhattan. It may be small and a six-flight climb, the heating may be busted, and snow may be falling through the skylight, but nothing can quash their newlywed bliss. Paul is a straight-laced lawyer and Corie a romantic free spirit. Nevertheless, opposites attract and the two are wild about each other. Corie decides to set her conservative, widowed mother up with their eccentric, bohemian neighbor. A wild night ensues and highlights just how different Corie and Paul really are. The young couple must embrace their differences as they learn that marriage is no easy walk in the park. When: May 6-23 Where: Unity Theatre BRENHAM, Texas More Information: Phone: 979-830-8358 Website: unitybrenham.org

 

Brenham May 14: The Funniest Night of Your Life with Todd Oliver Sidesplitting laughter is guaranteed with an evening of ventriloquism, magic, comedy, and music from Todd Oliver. Meet his sidekick Irving the Talking Dog and a cast of additional animal performers. Oliver was one of the top four finalists on “America’s Got Talent” in 2012, and has appeared on “The Today Show,” “The Late Show,” “The Tonight Show,” and “The Howie Mandel Show.” When: May 14 Where: The Barnhill Center BRENHAM, Texas More Information: Phone: 979-337-7240 Website: thebarnhillcenter.com/events

 

Brenham May 28: Bob Wills’ Texas Playboys with Jason Roberts in Concert Two-time Grammy winner Jason Roberts was hand-picked by Bob Wills’ estate to carry on the swing music tradition. Roberts portrayed Bob Wills for eight years in the nationally acclaimed musical theater production “A Ride With Bob.” When: May 28 Where: The Barnhill Center BRENHAM, Texas More Information: Phone: 979-337-7240 Website: thebarnhillcenter.com/events

 

Columbus May 14-15: Magnolia Days Festival Held on the courthouse square under the shade of 100-year-old live oak and magnolia trees, the Magnolia Days Festival is fun for the whole family. Take a step back in time and tour several of Columbus’ most historic homes full of beauty, charm, and history. Grab a photo with the Magnolia Belles on the courthouse square, or shop till you drop in the vendor marketplace. Sample tasty food and beverages ranging from sweet to savory. Enjoy a frosty brew or a delicious glass of wine in the beer and wine gardens. Bring the kids and make lasting memories in the Family Fun Zone. Dance the weekend away with a fantastic lineup of free, live concerts. Admission is free and parking is plentiful. When: May 14-15 Where: Downtown Columbus COLUMBUS, Texas More Information: Phone: 979-732-8385 Website: magnoliadays.org

 

Corsicana May 8: AirSho “The Best Little Airshow in Texas” describes this 22nd annual event with historic airplanes on display and airplane rides. View WWII and Vietnam warbirds on the open ramp. Enjoy a show of aerobatic acts, precision flying teams, sky divers, pyrotechnics, vendors, food, and drinks. Veterans and military personnel and their families are free. Hosted by the Coyote Squadron Unit of the Commemorative Air Force. When: May 8 Where: C. David Campbell Air Field CORSICANA, Texas More Information: Phone: 903-467-7170 Website: coyotesquadron.org

 

Dallas Feb. 6-Sept. 26: “Nasher Mixtape” This series of “tracks,” or micro-exhibitions, highlight the Nasher Sculpture Center’s permanent collection, with old and newly acquired works being featured throughout the center and its sculpture garden. When: Feb. 6-Sept. 26 Where: Nasher Sculpture Center DALLAS, Texas More Information: Phone: 214-242-5100 Website: nashersculpturecenter.org

 

Dallas March 6-Sept. 6: “The Science of Guinness World Records” Discover the marvels of Guinness World Records attempts and the science (and secrets) behind their triumphs when “The Science of Guinness World Records” exhibition, presented by Highland Capital Philanthropies, makes its United States debut. Guests learn what it takes to crash through these seemingly impossible ceilings, the physical and mental thresholds humans possess, and the scientific principles that explain their awe-inspiring feats. Dozens of engaging exhibits—from the largest Pac-Man videogame to reaction competitions, speed drumming, and a dance-a-thon—challenge and encourage all ages to go behind the scenes and discover the discipline driving these fascinating accomplishments. When: March 6-Sept. 6 Where: Perot Museum of Nature and Science DALLAS, Texas More Information: Phone: 214-428-5555 Website: perotmuseum.org

 

Dallas March 14-June 20: “Building on the Boulevard: Celebrating 20 Years of the Meadows’s New Home” 2021 marks the 20th anniversary of the Meadows Museum’s building, one of Southern Methodist University’s most iconic structures welcoming visitors onto Bishop Boulevard. The museum celebrates this milestone with a look back at the accomplishments of the past two decades, including the historic acquisitions, projects, and partnerships that have shaped its institutional identity and made it a leader in the field of Spanish art history studies. Visitors see the Spanish collection in a new light while enjoying a museum-wide presentation that includes some never-before-exhibited works from the university’s art collection and displays related to the history of the building on the boulevard. When: March 14-June 20 Where: Meadows Museum DALLAS, Texas More Information: Phone: 214-768-2516 Website: meadowsmuseumdallas.org

 

Dallas March 14-June 20: “Fossils to Film: The Best of SMU Collections” This exhibition is a selection of remarkable art and artifacts from eight distinct Southern Methodist University campus collections: Underwood Law Library, G. Williams Johns Film and Video Collection, Bywaters Special Collections, Hamon Arts Library, the Shuler Museum of Paleontology, DeGolyer Library, the Department of Anthropology, and Bridwell Library. Together, they represent one of the most important collections in North Texas, from the earliest scriptural manuscript in the state to an unparalleled collection of Texas bank notes, early photography, and artworks by influential Texas regionalist artists, many exhibited outside of their home departments for the first time. When: March 14-June 20 Where: Meadows Museum DALLAS, Texas More Information: Phone: 214-768-2516 Website: meadowsmuseumdallas.org

 

Dallas April 12-May 8: “Mlima’s Tale” Bishop Arts Theatre Center presents this virtual version of Profile Theatre’s production of “Mlima’s Tale” by two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Lynn Nottage and directed by Reginald L. Douglas. This play tells the provocative story of Mlima, a majestic elephant trapped in the clandestine international ivory market. Beginning in a game park in Kenya and traveling around the world to a billionaire’s penthouse in the West, the play tracks the trajectory of Mlima’s tusks through real-life consequences of animal poaching. Mlima’s phantom follows close behind marking everyone involved as complicit in his demise. When: April 12-May 8 Where: Bishop Arts Theatre Center DALLAS, Texas More Information: Phone: 214-948-0716 Website: bishopartstheatre.org

 

Denton Feb. 5-May 8: Materials Hard and Soft The 34th annual Materials Hard and Soft International Contemporary Craft Competition and Exhibition is a showcase of national and international contemporary craft artists. The juried exhibition includes 77 pieces in glass, clay, fibers, wood, metal, and plastic selected by juror Pablo Barrera. When: Feb. 5-May 8 Where: Patterson-Appleton Art Center DENTON, Texas More Information: Phone: 940-382-2787 Website: dentonarts.com/materialshardandsoft

 

Denton Feb. 20-July 17: Greater Donuts Arts and Crafts Find family fun at the art center each month with free donuts, coffee, crafts, and art exhibits to stroll through and discuss with your kids. When: Feb. 20-July 17 Where: Patterson-Appleton Art Center DENTON, Texas More Information: Phone: 940-382-2787 Website: dentonarts.com

 

Denton March 4-July 1: Artist Workshops The Greater Denton Arts Council presents workshops such as bookbinding every first Thursday of the month from 6 to 8 p.m. When: March 4-July 1 Where: Patterson-Appleton Art Center DENTON, Texas More Information: Phone: 940-382-2787 Website: dentonarts.com

 

Denton March 5-Aug. 18: Soul Art Renewal This multi-gallery and multimedia celebration of art and artists comes in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on the arts community. The project’s aim is to focus on healing, hope, and community resilience and renewal. When: March 5-Aug. 18 Where: Patterson-Appleton Art Center DENTON, Texas More Information: Phone: 940-382-2787 Website: dentonarts.com/patterson-appleton-arts-center

 

Denton March 11-July 8: Open Mic Night for Poetry and Music Come see performers every second Thursday night of each month from 6 to 8 p.m. When: March 11-July 8 Where: Patterson-Appleton Art Center DENTON, Texas More Information: Phone: 940-382-2787 Website: dentonarts.com

 

Denton March 18-July 15: Crafted Join the Greater Denton Arts Council every second Thursday and indulge in arts and crafts and craft beer. Each month features different artists, techniques, and mediums, giving you a range of opportunities to learn new skills and connect with makers over a cold drink provided by Armadillo Ale Works. When: March 18-July 15 Where: Patterson-Appleton Art Center DENTON, Texas More Information: Phone: 940-382-2787 Website: dentonarts.com

 

Fort Worth Dec. 4, 2020-Dec. 31, 2021: “John Wayne: An American Experience” Sprawling over 10,000 square feet, this exhibit at the Fort Worth Stockyards is structured to give you an intimate tour of the life of John Wayne. Starting with his early childhood and career, each room highlights an aspect of the Duke’s legacy, from his most iconic film props and costumes to never-before-seen family photos and correspondences. When: Dec. 4, 2020-Dec. 31, 2021 Where: Fort Worth Stockyards, Historic Exhibits Building FORT WORTH, Texas More Information: Phone: Website: johnwayne.com/experience

 

Fort Worth Feb. 28-May 16: ”Shirin Neshat: I Will Greet the Sun Again” Curated by Ed Schad, curator at The Broad, this exhibition surveys approximately 30 years of the multidisciplinary artist’s video works and photography, investigating Shirin Neshat’s passionate engagement with ancient and recent Iranian history, the experience of living in exile, and the human impact of political revolution. Taking its title from a poem by the Iranian poet Forugh Farrokhzad (1934–1967), “I Will Greet the Sun Again” begins with Neshat’s most famous body of work, “Women of Allah, 1993–97.” The exhibition then features her early iconic video works such as “Rapture, 1999,” “Turbulent, 1998,” and “Passage, 2001;” monumental photography installations including “The Book of Kings, 2012,” and “The Home of My Eyes, 2015,” and “Land of Dreams, 2019,” a new, ambitious work encompassing a body of photographs and two recent videos. The exhibition journeys from works that address specific events in contemporary Iran, both before and after the Islamic Revolution, to works that increasingly use metaphor and ancient Persian history and literature to reflect on universal concerns of gender, political borders, and rootedness. When: Feb. 28-May 16 Where: Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth FORT WORTH, Texas More Information: Phone: 817-738-9215 Website: themodern.org

 

Fort Worth March 27-May 8: “A Space Between Time” Artspace111 presents the two-person exhibition, “A Space Between Time,” featuring new large-scale artwork by Carly Allen–Martin and Jim Woodson. This exhibition underscores the mutual transference of creativity and inspiration that is inherent to the teacher/student relationship. As a professor of art at Texas Christian University for 39 years, Jim Woodson created a path for young artists through technical training, spiritual guidance, and by the example of a prolific career which includes being honored as the Texas State Visual Artist. As Woodson’s student, Carly Allen-Martin used these tools to further develop a path that Woodson pioneered, resulting in her own prolific practice that is prized in private collections across the world. “A Space Between Time” conveys the cultivation of techniques, ideals, correlations, and juxtapositions of teaching and discovery. When: March 27-May 8 Where: Artspace111 FORT WORTH, Texas More Information: Phone: 817-692-3228 Website: artspace111.com/exhibitions/118-a-space-between-time-carly-allen-martin-jim-woodson

 

Fort Worth April 18-Aug. 8: “An-My Lê: On Contested Terrain” Featuring photographs from a selection of the Vietnamese-American photographer’s five major bodies of work, the nationally touring exhibition considers the artist’s nearly 25-year career exploring the edges of war and recording these landscapes of conflict in beautiful, classically composed photographs. When: April 18-Aug. 8 Where: Amon Carter Museum of American Art FORT WORTH, Texas More Information: Phone: 817-738-1933 Website: cartermuseum.org

 

Fort Worth April 29-May 2: Mayfest  Fun for the whole family, the annual Mayfest takes place in Trinity Park located off of University Drive, near the nationally ranked Fort Worth Zoo. The festival features music stages, performing arts stages, a children’s area, arts and crafts, and plenty of food and beverages for purchase. There’s free admission on Thursday. When: April 29-May 2 Where: Trinity Park FORT WORTH, Texas More Information: Phone: 817-332-1055 Website: mayfest.org

 

Garland May 28: Sounds of Summer Concert Series Spend a summer evening under the stars at Garland’s annual concert series. This free, family-friendly series incorporates various avenues of the arts all into one fun-filled series.  When: May 28 Where: Downtown Garland Square GARLAND, Texas More Information: Phone: 972-205-2749 Website: garlandtx.gov/2054/Sounds-of-Summer

 

Grand Prairie April 22-July 11: Live Thoroughbred Racing Enjoy world-class horse racing at Lone Star Park. It’s a good time you can bet on. When: April 22-July 11 Where: Lone Star Park GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas More Information: Phone: 972-263-7221 Website: lonestarpark.com

 

Irving March 6-July 11: “Lonesome Dove: Photographs by Bill Wittliff” Capturing the sweeping visual imagery of the original miniseries, the “Lonesome Dove” exhibition presents classic images taken during filming by Bill Wittliff, renowned photographer, writer, and executive producer (with Suzanne De Passe) of the TV miniseries “Lonesome Dove.” The images, however, are worlds apart from ordinary production stills, depicting an extraordinary union of art, literature, and history. When: March 6-July 11 Where: Irving Arts Center IRVING, Texas More Information: Phone: 972-252-7558 Website: irvingartscenter.com

 

Irving May 8: Las Colinas Symphony Orchestra in Concert In it’s closing concert of the 2020-2021 season, the Las Colinas Symphony Orchestra is featuring Italian pianist Simone Sala, who presents Robert Schumann’s “Piano Concerto in A Minor.” The symphony is also playing Beethoven’s “Overture to Prometheus” and “Symphony No. 2 in D Major.” When: May 8 Where: Irving Arts Center IRVING, Texas More Information: Phone: 972-252-4800 Website: lascolinassymphony.org

 

Madisonville May 1 Madisonville Sidewalk Cattlemen’s Association Dinner and Dance:  The Madisonville Sidewalk Cattlemen’s Association was officially organized in 1941 and has been a part of the community ever since. Celebrate its legacy at the 81st annual dinner and dance. When: May 1 Where: MSCA Pavilion MADISONVILLE, Texas More Information: Phone: 936-349-0500 Website: sidewalkcattlemens.com

 

Mesquite April 5-June 12: “Marshall K. Harris: Well, that’s something you don’t see everyday!”  Marshall Harris creates life-size (or larger) photo-realistic drawings of subjects executed with graphite on Mylar. He chooses common everyday people, saddles, skulls, vegetables, or utilitarian objects that he finds intriguing in their complexity. This exhibit features an array of works from his current projects. When: April 5-June 12 Where: Mesquite Arts Center MESQUITE, Texas More Information: Phone: 972-216-8132 Website: mesquiteartscenter.org

 

Mesquite May 1: Cinco De Mayo  Every year the City of Mesquite celebrates Cinco de Mayo with a community event offered in partnership with the Hispanic Forum of Mesquite. When: May 1 Where: Paschall Park MESQUITE, Texas More Information: Phone: Website: cityofmesquite.com/pard

 

Mesquite May 6, 13, 20, 27: Courtyard Concert Series  Mesquite Arts Council kicks off its annual summer music series this month. The series features a different indie band on the first Thursday of each month inside the Mesquite Arts Center courtyard. Shows are sponsored by Brooklyn Brewery and ACTX Magazine. When: May 6, 13, 20, 27 Where: Mesquite Arts Center, Courtyard MESQUITE, Texas More Information: Phone: 972-216-8132 Website: mesquiteartscenter.org

 

Mesquite May 8: Mesquite Symphony Orchestra: Cover Actions  The Mesquite Symphony Orchestra is a volunteer orchestra created to serve Mesquite and surrounding areas. This month they they present their concert Cover Actions. When: May 8 Where: Mesquite Arts Center, Concert Hall MESQUITE, Texas More Information: Phone: 972-216-8132 Website: mesquiteartscenter.org

 

Mesquite May 12: BullyPedex Kennel Club  Fans of the bully dog attend this kennel club expo and show to register their dog, meet other owners, and learn more about this beloved breed. When: May 12 Where: Mesquite Convention Center MESQUITE, Texas More Information: Phone: 800-541-2355 Website: visitmesquitetx.com

 

New Ulm May 1: HoneyBee Jubilee  Discover honey- and bee-related food, health, and beauty products, artwork, and fine crafts. Educate yourself about getting started in beekeeping, the importance of bees in agriculture and the economy, landscaping for pollinators, beekeeping equipment, and our solitary bee friend the bumblebee. There is also a special kid’s honey bee workshop. Enjoy a judging contest of local honeys, games for the youngest Beelievers, live music, food, and beverages at the New Ulm Bee-Stro. When: May 1 Where: The New Ulm St. John Lutheran Church Festival Grounds NEW ULM, Texas More Information: Phone: 713-568-5584 Website: newulmtexas.com

 

Nocona April 29-May 1: Cruisin’ Nocona Three full days of activities start with a cruise through the North Texas hills and ends after almost two days of bidding wars during the annual Cruisin’ Nocona, the fastest growing classic car event in Texas. You’ll find everything from classic cars to muscle cars during this annual event. When: April 29-May 1 Where: Downtown Nocona NOCONA, Texas More Information: Phone: 940-825-3526 Website: nocona.org

 

Round Top May 8: 150th Anniversary Celebration Join the Round Top Area Chamber of Commerce as they celebrate 150 years of the town that’s big-time small. The party kicks off with live music, food, and fun for the whole family. (This event has be rescheduled from August.) When: May 8 Where: Round Top Area Chamber of Commerce ROUND TOP, Texas More Information: Phone: 949-249-4042 Website: exploreroundtop.com

 

Salado May 7-9: Cowboy Poetry and Music Gathering Join in for three days of cowboy music and poetry while enjoying the Village of Salado. The gathering on the Chisholm Trail brings together dedicated musicians and poets to preserve the culture and heritage of the American West. Concerts with national and local artists are both Friday and Saturday nights with free mini-concerts throughout town. When: May 7-9 Where: Heritage Country Church SALADO, Texas More Information: Phone: 254-702-0979 Website: saladocowboypoetry.com

 

Seguin May 29: Lone Star Festival  As part of the Book Festival Network, this festival supports Texas authors and readers. The money raised for this event goes to the Texas Authors Institute of History, a nonprofit museum dedicated to preserving the rich history of Texas authors while inspiring future writers. When: May 29 Where: Seguin Arts Complex SEGUIN, Texas More Information: Phone: 512-554-9560 Website: lonestar.bookfestival.network

 

Waxahachie May 1-2, 8-9, 15-16: Scarborough Renaissance Festival  Celebrating its 40th season, this North Texas tradition is a Renaissance-themed festival set in a recreated 16th century English village that’s celebrating the visit of King Henry VIII, his royal court, and other dignitaries. When: May 1-2, 8-9, 15-16, 22-23, 29-31 Where: WAXAHACHIE, Texas More Information: Phone: 972-938-3247 Website: srfestival.com

 

Waxahachie May 1: Cinco de Mayo Festival  Mexican heritage, culture, food, and entertainment is on display at this annual event that includes live music, mariachis, and folklórico dancers. When: May 1 Where: Railyard Park WAXAHACHIE, Texas More Information: Phone: 469-309-4040 Website: waxahachiecvb.com

 

Weimar May 7-9: Gedenke! Festival  Honor Texas’ German heritage at this local festival. Partake in the 5K run/walk and the barbecue cookoff, and enjoy live music, a parade, silent auctions, a car and tractor show, vendors, and food. When: May 7-9 Where: Various locations WEIMAR, Texas More Information: Phone: 979-725-9511 Website: weimartexas.net

June

Arlington June 4: Carolyn Wonderland in Concert  Equipped with the soulful vocals of Janis Joplin and the guitar-slinging skills of Stevie Ray Vaughan, Carolyn Wonderland reaches into the depths of the Texas blues tradition with the wit of a poet.  When: June 4 Where: Levitt Pavilion Arlington ARLINGTON, Texas More Information: Phone: 817-543-4301 Website: levittpavilionarlington.org

 

Bellville June 5: Fresh Farmers and Artisan Market  Thirty-plus vendors bring fresh produce, grass-fed beef, Gulf shrimp, honey, eggs, herbs, plants, and flowers to be sold under the shade of the beautiful Jim Bishop Pavilion. Shoppers can find artisans who have handcrafted soap, jewelry, candles, and beard oils and choose ams, jellies, vinegars, oils, baked goods, dog treats, and concessions. Parking and admission are free. When: June 5 Where: Jim Bishop Pavilion at Chesley Park BELLVILLE, Texas More Information: Phone: 979-865-3407 Website: discoverbellville.com

 

Belton June 27-July 4: Fourth of July Celebration  With more than 30,000 people lining the streets, and a live, televised broadcast reaching around the world, the 100-plus year tradition of the Belton Fourth of July Celebration includes a 1-mile parade, food and craft vendors, games, a petting zoo, celebrity meet and greet, static displays of military and first responder equipment, and live entertainment. Carnival rides and attractions fill a nearby park, and the three-night rodeo in July is a crowd pleaser as it’s the only PRCA rodeo in Texas during this holiday weekend. Live music and fireworks round out the festivities. When: June 27-July 4 Where: Various locations BELTON, Texas More Information: Phone: 254-939-3551 Website: beltonchamber.com

 

Brenham June 12: Fleetwood Mac Tribute Concert  Relive the rock and roll magic of Fleetwood Mac’s legendary persona, in all its youthful glory from 1975-1987. This tribute band, Rumours, made its debut appearance in 2012 at the famous Roxy Theatre on Sunset Strip in Hollywood. The group wows audiences with period-accurate performances, characterizations, equipment, and costumes that take you back to a time when concerts were cultural statements. When: June 12 Where: The Barnhill Center BRENHAM, Texas More Information: Phone: 979-337-7240 Website: thebarnhillcenter.com/events

 

Brenham June 12: Summer Sip and Art Walk  Grab a group of friends and enjoy an afternoon of sipping on different specialty drinks and viewing a variety of beautiful art while meandering through historic downtown Brenham. The collectible Summer Sip glass is your ticket to sampling dozens of beverages. When: June 12 Where: Downtown Brenham BRENHAM, Texas More Information: Phone: 979-337-7580 Website: downtownbrenham.com/172/summer-sip-art-walk

 

Columbus June 26: Country Market  The Columbus Country Market is held on the Courthouse Square in downtown Columbus on the last Saturday of each month from March through November. The market promotes healthy food choices while supporting local farmers, gardeners, cooks, bakers, craftspeople, and other artisans. There are live music concerts and ready-to-eat foods as well.  When: June 26, July 31, Aug. 28 Where: Courthouse Square COLUMBUS, Texas More Information: Phone: 979-732-8385 Website: columbusfmtx.org

 

Dallas Feb. 6-Sept. 26: “Nasher Mixtape”  This series of “tracks,” or micro-exhibitions, highlight the Nasher Sculpture Center’s permanent collection, with old and newly acquired works being featured throughout the center and its sculpture garden. When: Feb. 6-Sept. 26 Where: Nasher Sculpture Center DALLAS, Texas More Information: Phone: 214-242-5100 Website: nashersculpturecenter.org

 

Dallas March 6-Sept. 6: “The Science of Guinness World Records”  Discover the marvels of Guinness World Records attempts and the science (and secrets) behind their triumphs when “The Science of Guinness World Records” exhibition, presented by Highland Capital Philanthropies, makes its United States debut. Guests learn what it takes to crash through these seemingly impossible ceilings, the physical and mental thresholds humans possess, and the scientific principles that explain their awe-inspiring feats. Dozens of engaging exhibits—from the largest Pac-Man videogame to reaction competitions, speed drumming, and a dance-a-thon—challenge and encourage all ages to go behind the scenes and discover the discipline driving these fascinating accomplishments. When: March 6-Sept. 6 Where: Perot Museum of Nature and Science DALLAS, Texas More Information: Phone: 214-428-5555 Website: perotmuseum.org

 

Dallas March 14-June 20: “Building on the Boulevard: Celebrating 20 Years of the Meadows’s New Home”  2021 marks the 20th anniversary of the Meadows Museum’s building, one of Southern Methodist University’s most iconic structures welcoming visitors onto Bishop Boulevard. The museum celebrates this milestone with a look back at the accomplishments of the past two decades, including the historic acquisitions, projects, and partnerships that have shaped its institutional identity and made it a leader in the field of Spanish art history studies. Visitors see the Spanish collection in a new light while enjoying a museum-wide presentation that includes some never-before-exhibited works from the university’s art collection and displays related to the history of the building on the boulevard. When: March 14-June 20 Where: Meadows Museum DALLAS, Texas More Information: Phone: 214-768-2516 Website: meadowsmuseumdallas.org

 

Dallas March 14-June 20: “Fossils to Film: The Best of SMU Collections”  This exhibition is a selection of remarkable art and artifacts from eight distinct Southern Methodist University campus collections: Underwood Law Library, G. Williams Johns Film and Video Collection, Bywaters Special Collections, Hamon Arts Library, the Shuler Museum of Paleontology, DeGolyer Library, the Department of Anthropology, and Bridwell Library. Together, they represent one of the most important collections in North Texas, from the earliest scriptural manuscript in the state to an unparalleled collection of Texas bank notes, early photography, and artworks by influential Texas regionalist artists, many exhibited outside of their home departments for the first time. When: March 14-June 20 Where: Meadows Museum DALLAS, Texas More Information: Phone: 214-768-2516 Website: meadowsmuseumdallas.org

 

Dallas June 4-5: “Cinderella”  Ballet North Texas presents “Cinderella,” rescheduled from its original spring 2020 premier date. The ultimate classic fairy tale is a timeless story that embodies an element of unjust oppression and triumphant reward. Journey with Cinderella as her fireside dreams are turned to reality by her Fairy Godmother, and she is whisked off to the Prince’s dazzling ball. Set to Prokofiev’s hauntingly melodic score, honesty and love conquer all for an enchanted happily ever after. When: June 4-5 Where: Winspear Opera House DALLAS, Texas More Information: Phone: 469-697-6120 Website: balletnorthtexas.org

 

Dallas June 12-13: Urban Artist Market  The Urban Artist Market features regionally sourced art, glass, sculpture, pottery, mosaic, leather goods, fiber art, and jewelry that are handcrafted and presented by the artisan community. The show engages all of your senses as you stroll the aisles and discover one-of-a-kind creations and chat with local artisans. When: June 12-13 Where: Dallas/Addison Marriott Quorum by the Galleria  DALLAS, Texas More Information: Phone: 972-788-2599 Website: urbanartistmarket.com

 

Denton Feb. 20-July 17: Greater Donuts Arts and Crafts  Find family fun at the art center each month with free donuts, coffee, crafts, and art exhibits to stroll through and discuss with your kids. When: Feb. 20-July 17 Where: Patterson-Appleton Art Center DENTON, Texas More Information: Phone: 940-382-2787 Website: dentonarts.com

 

Denton March 4-July 1: Artist Workshops  The Greater Denton Arts Council presents workshops such as bookbinding every first Thursday of the month from 6 to 8 p.m. When: March 4-July 1 Where: Patterson-Appleton Art Center DENTON, Texas More Information: Phone: 940-382-2787 Website: dentonarts.com

 

Denton March 5-Aug. 18: Soul Art Renewal  This multi-gallery and multimedia celebration of art and artists comes in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on the arts community. The project’s aim is to focus on healing, hope, and community resilience and renewal. When: March 5-Aug. 18 Where: Patterson-Appleton Art Center DENTON, Texas More Information: Phone: 940-382-2787 Website: dentonarts.com/patterson-appleton-arts-center

 

Denton March 11-July 8: Open Mic Night for Poetry and Music  Come see performers every second Thursday night of each month from 6 to 8 p.m. When: March 11-July 8 Where: Patterson-Appleton Art Center DENTON, Texas More Information: Phone: 940-382-2787 Website: dentonarts.com

 

Denton March 18-July 15: Crafted  Join the Greater Denton Arts Council every second Thursday and indulge in arts and crafts and craft beer. Each month features different artists, techniques, and mediums, giving you a range of opportunities to learn new skills and connect with makers over a cold drink provided by Armadillo Ale Works. When: March 18-July 15 Where: Patterson-Appleton Art Center DENTON, Texas More Information: Phone: 940-382-2787 Website: dentonarts.com

 

Elgin June 11-12: Juneteenth Street Dance and Parade  Elgin’s annual Juneteenth celebration kicks off with vendors in Veterans’ Memorial Park on Friday at 7 p.m., followed by the annual street dance starting at 8 p.m. and running through midnight. Juneteenth continues on Saturday with the Grand Parade, beginning at 10 a.m. The route goes through Historic Downtown Elgin. and ends with activities at Veterans’ Memorial Park. When: June 11-12 Where: Historic Downtown Elgin ELGIN, Texas More Information: Phone: Website: elgintx.com

 

Flatonia June 4-5: 90 Miles on 90  More than 90 miles of yard sales and farmers markets are set up for browsing and shopping along US 90 from Sealy to Seguin and all towns in between—Columbus, Glidden, Weimar, Schulenburg, Flatonia, Waelder, Harwood, Luling, McQueeney, and Geronimo. When: June 4-5 Where: Various locations FLATONIA, Texas More Information: Phone: 361-865-3920 Website: flatoniachamber.com/events/2021/90-miles-on–hwy-90-garage-sales90

 

Fort Worth Dec. 4, 2020-Dec. 31, 2021: “John Wayne: An American Experience”  Sprawling over 10,000 square feet, this exhibit at the Fort Worth Stockyards is structured to give you an intimate tour of the life of John Wayne. Starting with his early childhood and career, each room highlights an aspect of the Duke’s legacy, from his most iconic film props and costumes to never-before-seen family photos and correspondences. When: Dec. 4, 2020-Dec. 31, 2021 Where: Fort Worth Stockyards, Historic Exhibits Building FORT WORTH, Texas More Information: Phone: Website: johnwayne.com/experience

 

Fort Worth April 18-Aug. 8: “An-My Lê: On Contested Terrain”  Featuring photographs from a selection of the Vietnamese-American photographer’s five major bodies of work, the nationally touring exhibition considers the artist’s nearly 25-year career exploring the edges of war and recording these landscapes of conflict in beautiful, classically composed photographs. When: April 18-Aug. 8 Where: Amon Carter Museum of American Art FORT WORTH, Texas More Information: Phone: 817-738-1933 Website: cartermuseum.org

 

Fort Worth June 1-19: Juneteenth  Juneteeth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States. Festivities include a flag raising, Miss Juneteenth scholarship pageant, art exhibit, honors banquet, and Miss Opal’s walk and caravan, where 94-year-old Opal Lee undergoes her annual 2.5-mile walking campaign to make Juneteenth a National Day of Observance. When: June 1-19 Where: Various locations FORT WORTH, Texas More Information: Phone: 682-738-6055 Website: juneteenthftw.com

 

Fort Worth June 20-Oct. 10: “Sean Scully: The Shape of Ideas”  The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth presents a major retrospective exhibition of Sean Scully’s most significant works from the 1970s to the present. “Sean Scully: The Shape of Ideas,” organized by the Philadelphia Museum of Art, closely examines the Irish-born American artist’s contribution to the development of abstraction in various media over a span of nearly five decades. These works, rarely shown together, highlight the close relationship between the artist’s paintings, drawings, prints, and pastels. When: June 20-Oct. 10 Where: Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth FORT WORTH, Texas More Information: Phone: 817-738-9215 Website: themodern.org

 

Garland June 11: Sounds of Summer Concert Series  Spend a summer evening under the stars at Garland’s annual concert series. This free, family-friendly series incorporates various avenues of the arts all into one fun-filled series.  When: June 11 Where: Garland Downtown Square GARLAND, Texas More Information: Phone: 972-205-2749 Website: garlandtx.gov/2054/Sounds-of-Summer

 

Garland June 25: Sounds of Summer Concert Series  Spend a summer evening under the stars at Garland’s annual concert series. This free, family-friendly series incorporates various avenues of the arts all into one fun-filled series.  When: June 25 Where: Downtown Garland Square GARLAND, Texas More Information: Phone: 972-205-2749 Website: garlandtx.gov/2054/Sounds-of-Summer

 

Grand Prairie April 22-July 11: Live Thoroughbred Racing  Enjoy world-class horse racing at Lone Star Park. It’s a good time you can bet on. When: April 22-July 11 Where: Lone Star Park GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas More Information: Phone: 972-263-7221 Website: lonestarpark.com

 

Grand Prairie June 4-July 11: Live Thoroughbred Racing  Catch the fun and excitement of world-class thoroughbred horse racing on the weekend. When: June 4-July 11 Where: Lone Star Park GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas More Information: Phone: 972-263-7223 Website: lonestarpark.com

 

Hearne June 5: Crossroads Home Town Festival  The annual festival features food, crafts, and handmade items. There is music from all cultures with local entertainers performing all day long. The Kidz Zone has many activities for children to enjoy as well. When: June 5 Where: Downtown Hearne HEARNE, Texas More Information: Phone: 979-402-1337 Website: facebook.com/crossroads-home-town-festival-276004749555852

 

Irving March 6-July 11: “Lonesome Dove: Photographs by Bill Wittliff”  Capturing the sweeping visual imagery of the original miniseries, the “Lonesome Dove” exhibition presents classic images taken during filming by Bill Wittliff, renowned photographer, writer, and executive producer (with Suzanne De Passe) of the TV miniseries “Lonesome Dove.” The images, however, are worlds apart from ordinary production stills, depicting an extraordinary union of art, literature, and history. When: March 6-July 11 Where: Irving Arts Center IRVING, Texas More Information: Phone: 972-252-7558 Website: irvingartscenter.com

 

La Grange June 1-Aug. 31: Summer Wine Passport  Hit the Texas Independence Wine Trail this summer for three full months of Texas wine tastings. Each winery has tastings at discounted rates, and souvenirs are included with your ticket. Nine wineries across La Grange, Fayetteville, Sealy, Weimar, Schulenburg, and Carmine make up the Texas Independence Wine Trail. When: June 1-Aug. 31 Where: Texas Independence Wine Trail Wineries LA GRANGE, Texas More Information: Phone: 210-413-8912 Website: texasindependencewinetrail.com/trailevents

 

Luling June 24-27: Watermelon Thump  Since 1954, the Luling Watermelon Thump has celebrated the growers and the town’s watermelon market. Over the years the event has offered live music all weekend, an exhibitors’ market, carnival, world champion seed spitting, the crowning of the thump queen, a car show, kids entertainment, a grand parade, an arts and crafts show, and fun contests. When: June 24-27 Where: Downtown Luling LULING, Texas More Information: Phone: 830-875-3214 Website: newsite.watermelonthump.com

 

McKinney June 1-Aug. 5: Prairie Adventure Day Camp  Kids enjoy releasing the bonds of technology and stepping back into a simpler time. Change into outfits reflective of the pioneer days and learn weaving, quilting, and soap carving. Pioneer games, baking, and Dutch-oven cooking are also enjoyed. When: June 1-Aug. 5 Where: Chestnut Square Heritage Village MCKINNEY, Texas More Information: Phone: 972-562-8790 Website: chestnutsquare.org

 

McKinney June 4-5: Texas Music Revolution  The 25th annual Texas Music Revolution features Randy Rogers, Mike and the Moonpies, Chuck Mead of BR549, Two Tons of Steel, Carson Jeffrey, Jon Stork, Maylee and The Mayor McKinney All-Stars, and dozens more performers. The Texas Music Revolution helped pioneer the Americana/Texas/country music scene 25 years ago and this year is the biggest and best yet. Your TMR25 wristband gets you access to the stages that span across downtown McKinney, as well as discounts, specials, and access to many other venues throughout downtown McKinney. When: June 4-5 Where: Downtown McKinney MCKINNEY, Texas More Information: Phone: 972-547-2660 Website: khyi.com

 

McKinney June 10-Nov. 27: Chestnut Square Public Tours  Don’t just peek in the windows. Take a guided walking tour through historic homes with a knowledgeable docent who tells the history of the buildings, the stories of the families, and life in McKinney from the 1850s-1930s. When: June 10-Nov. 27 Where: Chestnut Square Heritage Village MCKINNEY, Texas More Information: Phone: 972-562-8790 Website: chestnutsquare.org

 

McKinney June 11-13: Third Monday Trade Days  This is the oldest and largest monthly trade days and flea market in North Texas. Shop from more than 450 vendors who offer almost anything you can imagine. Find unique gifts, delightful home decor, trendy clothing and accessories, garage sale items, antiques and collectibles, and specialty items along with many fantastic food concessions at this open-air market. Free admission. When: June 11-13 Where: Third Monday Trade Days MCKINNEY, Texas More Information: Phone: 972-562-5466 Website: thirdmondaytradedays.com

 

McKinney June 19: The Ghostly Hauntings at Chestnut Square  Spend two hours in the dark in the historic homes at Chestnut Square. The tour starts with audio and video clips of paranormal activity in the homes followed by a tour inside several of the houses where guests learn about the ghostly hauntings that happen. Children under 12 are not permitted. Children 12-17 must be accompanied by an adult. When: June 19 Where: Chestnut Square Heritage Village MCKINNEY, Texas More Information: Phone: 972-562-8790 Website: chestnutsquare.org

 

Mesquite April 5-June 12: “Marshall K. Harris: Well, that’s something you don’t see everyday!”  Marshall Harris creates life-size (or larger) photo-realistic drawings of subjects executed with graphite on Mylar. He chooses common everyday people, saddles, skulls, vegetables, or utilitarian objects that he finds intriguing in their complexity. This exhibit features an array of works from his current projects. When: April 5-June 12 Where: Mesquite Arts Center MESQUITE, Texas More Information: Phone: 972-216-8132 Website: mesquiteartscenter.org

 

Mesquite June 3: Courtyard Concert Series  Mesquite Arts Council hosts this annual summer music series. The series features a different band on the first Thursday of each month inside the Mesquite Arts Center courtyard. Tables and chairs are placed outside for this free family-friendly show. When: June 3 Where: Mesquite Arts Center Courtyard MESQUITE, Texas More Information: Phone: 972-216-8132 Website: mesquiteartscenter.org

 

Mesquite June 5, 12, 19, 26: IMCA Sprints  Enjoy the racing season at the Southwest’s most famous dirt track. With its half-mile, oval clay track, Devil’s Bowl Speedway hosts the best in auto racing, including the International Motor Contest Association’s Sprints every Saturday this summer. A fireworks show takes place on July 3. When: June 5, 12, 19, 26; July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31; Aug. 7, 14, 21 Where: Devil’s Bowl Speedway MESQUITE, Texas More Information: Phone: 972-222-2421 Website: devilsbowl.com

 

Mesquite June 5, 12, 19, 26: Championship Rodeo  Dallas’ largest pro rodeo event occurs every summer on Saturday nights. This world famous championship rodeo in Mesquite, the “Rodeo Capital of Texas,” is located 15 minutes from downtown Dallas in the climate-controlled Mesquite Arena. Gates open at 6 p.m., with rodeo action beginning at 7:30 p.m. When: June 5, 12, 19, 26; July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31; Aug. 7, 14, 21, 28 Where: Mesquite Arena MESQUITE, Texas More Information: Phone: 800-541-2360 Website: visitmesquitetx.com

 

Mesquite June 5: Bully Legends 3  At this event hosted by TX Bully Association, more than 300 Bully dogs compete. Come and be part of the Bully family, meet other dog owners, register your dog, and enjoy fun with the entire family. When: June 5 Where: Mesquite Convention Center MESQUITE, Texas More Information: Phone: 800-541-2355 Website: visitmesquitetx.com

 

Mesquite June 7, 14, 21: Jazz Breaks  In Mesquite, summer means free outdoor jazz concerts on the north lawn that beckon visitors to get outside. The shows kick off every Monday in June at 7:30 p.m. Bring your blankets and lawn chairs and enjoy music under the stars. When: June 7, 14, 21 Where: Mesquite Arts Center Courtyard MESQUITE, Texas More Information: Phone: 972-216-8132 Website: mesquiteartscenter.org

 

Mesquite June 11-13: Stamps and Scrap Art Tour  Stamps and Scrap Art Tour puts the fun into rubber stamps, scrapbooking, and paper craft shows by providing an atmosphere that is exciting for everyone, both vendors and customers alike. See a great mix of vendors, informative demos, make and takes, plus dollar giveaways at every show. When: June 11-13 Where: Mesquite Convention Center MESQUITE, Texas More Information: Phone: 800-541-2356 Website: visitmesquitetx.com

 

Mesquite June 12: Rodeo Road Rally Bike Race  The Mesquite Rotary Club presents the 24th annual Rodeo Road Rally, an event that offers bikers a choice of a 20-, 40-, or 60-mile courses with catered lunches. When: June 12 Where: Dr. John Horn High School MESQUITE, Texas More Information: Phone: 972-882-5200 Website: visitmesquitetx.com/events/2021/rodeo-road-rally

 

Mesquite June 12-Dec. 1: Downtown Farmers Market  Every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., this weekly farmers and artisans market offers entertainment, music, vintage items, specialty foods, and miscellaneous merchandise. When: June 12-Dec. 1 Where: Front Street Station MESQUITE, Texas More Information: Phone: 972-216-6540 Website: downtownmesquitetx.com

 

Mesquite June 18-19: ATA International South District Championship  At this international martial arts competition, fighters gather from all over the country to find out who is the best in their categories. When: June 18-19 Where: Mesquite Convention Center MESQUITE, Texas More Information: Phone: 800-541-2355 Website: ataonline.com/atahq_tournament_update_august202020

 

Mesquite June 25-Aug. 27: Opal Lawrence Historical Park Tours  Presented by Historic Mesquite, Inc., tours of the beautiful S.D. Lawrence home, located in Opal Lawrence Historical Park, are every fourth Saturday of the month. Be sure to note the unique painted ceilings. Tours include family story time and old-fashioned games and also available by appointment. When: June 25-Aug. 27 Where: Opal Lawrence Historical Park MESQUITE, Texas More Information: Phone: 972-216-6468 Website: historicmesquite.org

 

Nocona June 11-12: Chisholm Trail Rodeo  Two nights of buckin’ good times include a downtown parade, mutton bustin’, grand entry riders, bareback riding, saddle bronc riding, steer wrestling, team and breakaway roping, barrel racing, and bull riding. When: June 11-12 Where: Chisholm Trail Rodeo Arena NOCONA, Texas More Information: Phone: 940-825-3526 Website: nocona.org/events

 

Nocona June 19-20: The Great Race Weekend  The Great Race is an antique, vintage, and collector car controlled-speed and endurance road rally on public highways. It is not a test of top speed. It is a test of a driver/navigator teams’ ability to follow precise course instructions and the cars (and teams) ability to endure on a cross-country trip. The course instructions require the competing teams to drive at or below the posted speed limits at all times. GPS or computers are not permitted, and odometers are taped over. This is a test of human mental agility and endurance as well as classic car endurance, rather than programming capability. The Great Race is making a stop through Nocona for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see the country’s oldest, longest-running, and richest vintage automobile event. Nocona was selected as one of the 18 stops along the route from San Antonio, Texas to Greenville, South Carolina. When: June 19-20 Where: Downtown Nocona NOCONA, Texas More Information: Phone: 940-825-3526 Website: nocona.org/events

 

Plano Sept. 30-Dec. 31, 2021: 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

 

Schulenburg June 6-8: Schulenburg Festival  Held every year on the first weekend in August, “the National Party of Texas” features live music by Texas country and local performers, a carnival, arts and crafts, barbecue and chili cookoffs, grand and kiddie parades, a bloody mary contest, a golf tournament, a fun run, and plenty of other festive events. When: June 6-8 Where: Various locations SCHULENBURG, Texas More Information: Phone: Website: schulenburgfestival.org

 

Sherman June 3, 10, 17, 24: Hot Summer Nights  Grab a lawn chair, cooler, blanket, friends, and come on down to enjoy free live music on the Municipal Lawn each Thursday night in June and July (with the exception of July 1). When: June 3, 10, 17, 24; July 8, 15, 22, 29 Where: Sherman Municipal Grounds SHERMAN, Texas More Information: Phone: 903-892-7230 Website: facebook.com/shermanhsn

 

Sherman June 5-7: “Mamma Mia”  Sherman Community Players present the storytelling magic of ABBA’s timeless songs, which propel this enchanting tale of love, laughter, and friendship, creating an unforgettable evening featuring a mother, a daughter, three possible dads, and a trip down the aisle you’ll never forget. When: June 5-7, 11-14, 18-21, 25-28 Where: Finley Theater SHERMAN, Texas More Information: Phone: 903-893-8525 Website: scptheater.com

 

Sherman June 19: Craft the Night Away: Craft Beer Festival  Taste a wide variety of craft beers from golden ales to bock lagers, savor delicious street food, and purchase original artisan crafts. And the 2021 offers music during the Texas Old Time Fiddlers Association Competition. When: June 19 Where: Downtown Sherman SHERMAN, Texas More Information: Phone: 903-816-2811 Website: facebook.com/dntnsherman

 

Sherman June 19: Juneteenth  Bring your family and join in the fun as Sherman commemorates Juneteenth, the day slavery ended in Texas. All are welcome, as there is something for everyone. When: June 19 Where: Sherman Municipal Grounds SHERMAN, Texas More Information: Phone: 903-892-7230 Website: facebook.com/shermanneighborhoodrec

 

Smithville June 12-13: Virtual Eco/Photo Fest  Guest speakers talk on the connection between photographic instruction and relatable topics in the environment, ecological systems, and outdoor tourism in Smithville. When: June 12-13 Where: Virtual SMITHVILLE, Texas More Information: Phone: 512-237-2313 Website: smithvilletx.org

 

Stephenville June 4-5: Moo-La Fest  Since 1783, people have enjoyed hot air ballooning. Moo-La Fest is a hot air balloon event that kicks off National Dairy Month. In addition to hot air ballooning, Moo-La Fest features dairy activities, tethered and balloon rides, live music and entertainment, a carnival and Kids Zone, food trucks and vendors, wine tastings with local cheeses, and nightly balloon glows. When: June 4-5 Where: Stephenville City Park STEPHENVILLE, Texas More Information: Phone: 254-552-1222 Website: visitstephenville.com

 

Temple June 4: 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: June 4 Where: Downtown Temple TEMPLE, Texas More Information: Phone: 254-298-5378 Website: downtowntemple.com

 

Temple June 4-July 30: Hot Summer Sounds Concert Series  On Friday evenings, hear great live music from a different genre each week at selected parks across Temple. Grab your lawn chairs, pack a picnic basket, and enjoy a relaxing evening in the park with friends, family, and community members. Social distancing and other safety measures are enforced. Food vendors are on site for the event. No glass containers are allowed. When: June 4-July 30 Where: Temple city Parks TEMPLE, Texas More Information: Phone: 254-298-5690 Website: templeparks.com

 

Temple June 5: Family Day: Beat the Heat Backyard Fun  Who says you can’t have fun when it’s hot outside? Cool off with activities for the entire family and enjoy a little backyard fun. When: June 5 Where: Temple Railroad and Heritage Museum TEMPLE, Texas More Information: Phone: 254-298-5172 Website: templeparks.com

 

Temple June 16-Aug. 18: “One Half the People: Advancing Equality for Women”  In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment, this exhibit explores the stories of women’s struggles to achieve full citizenship. From the decades-long campaign for voting rights to expanding social and economic equality through legislation, see how those before us obtained the rights and privileges of citizenship promised to women today. When: June 16-Aug. 18 Where: Temple Railroad and Heritage Museum TEMPLE, Texas More Information: Phone: 254-298-5172 Website: templeparks.com

 

The Colony June 28-July 4: LPGA Volunteers of America Classic  The Volunteers of America Classic, the only LPGA tour event in the state of Texas, returns to Old American Golf Club featuring the best female golfers from around the globe. When: June 28-July 4 Where: Old American Golf Club THE COLONY, Texas More Information: Phone: 203-842-2405 Website: voaclassic.com

 

Yoakum June 3-5: Tom Tom Festival  As one of the oldest festivals in Texas, the Tom Tom Festival honors the tomato heritage of Yoakum. This year marks the 93rd annual celebration, and festivities include the Miss Yoakum pageant, a children’s parade, the Grand Parade, arts and crafts, a barbecue and bean cookoff, car show, softball and horseshoe tournaments, and live music all weekend long. When: June 3-5 Where: Yoakum City Park YOAKUM, Texas More Information: Phone: 361-293-2309 Website: yoakumareachamber.com

 

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