Events

Top Choice Antiques in Round Top

Round Top Antiques Weekends

What started out as Ms Emma Lee Turney's little antiques fair in 1968 has morphed into Round Top Antiques Weekends, encompassing more than 30 sq miles, six small towns, thousands of dealers and over 100,000 attendee…
Top Choice Parade in Houston

Houston Art Car Parade

Wacky, arted-out vehicles (think Mad Max, giant gerbils and more) hit the streets en masse at the city's top alt event. The parade is complemented by weekend-long festivities, including concerts and a legendary ball…
Top Choice Fair in Dallas

State Fair of Texas

This massive fair is the fall highlight for many a Texan. Come ride one of the tallest Ferris wheels in North America, eat corn dogs (it's claimed that this is where they were invented), and browse the prize-winning…
Top Choice Cultural in Lubbock

National Cowboy Symposium and Celebration

September is a big time in Lubbock, with returning Tech students and this huge gathering of cowboys, cowboy wannabes, cowboy scholars, cowboy musicians and cowboy cooks. Yee-haw! There's a huge lineup of entertainme…
Top Choice Music in Turkey

Bob Wills Days

Turkey celebrates Wills' legacy with Bob Wills Days, when 10,000 or more people stuff themselves into Turkey for a weekend of pickin' and grinnin', with jam sessions galore. Many well-known musicians appear and jam.
Top Choice Cultural in Galveston

Historic Homes Tour

The Galveston Historical Foundation puts the island's finest privately owned old houses on display on the first two weekends in May. In addition to tours of historic homes, other events include organized evening str…
Music in Austin

South by Southwest

One of the American music industry's biggest gatherings has now expanded to include film and interactive media. Austin is absolutely besieged with visitors during this two-week window, and many a new resident first …
Cultural in Houston

Juneteenth Emancipation Celebration

This celebration of African American culture, with plenty of gospel, jazz and blues, takes place at Emancipation Park around June 19 – the day in 1865 when word reached Texas that slaves had been emancipated.
Cultural in Alpine

Cowboy Poetry Gathering

Preserving the oral tradition of the American West, the annual Cowboy Poetry Gathering is held every year in late February or early March. This down-home event takes over most of town, from university classrooms to …
Cultural in Fredericksburg

Oktoberfest

Every October, Fredericksburg celebrates its German heritage in a big way with Texas' largest Oktoberfest. Families crowd around the Vereins Kirche, the original town church, for oompah bands, endless kegs of German…