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The Best of Texas Road Trips

The Best of Texas Road Trips


Covering more than 268,000 square miles of pine forests, sandy coastlines, grassy plains, spring-fed rivers, and rugged deserts, Texas is the ultimate road tripping state. From Orange to El Paso, the Lone Star State is full of remarkable things to see and do best experienced after a long drive on our many highways. Whether you're cruising between the lush vineyards of the Texas Hill Country or driving among the foothills of majestic mountains, you'll find something amazing around every corner. To help you plan your next Texas road trip, we've put together some of the best experiences you can look forward to when you're ready to hit the road.

Thinking Pho? Think Garland
GARLAND

A little trivia for the fellow Pho lover: Garland, Texas, boasts the 14th largest Vietnamese population in the US, ranking between New York at 13 and Seattle at 15. Spoiler alert! A not-phar-from-phamous Pho Trail has originated from this diverse city. Try 20+ authentic restaurants on the Garland Pho Real Trail.


Explore Where the Dinosaurs Roamed
GLEN ROSE

Glen Rose offers History, Heart & Hospitality but there is more than you can see in a day! Come visit dinosaurs, giraffe, beautiful rolling hills, art, history, and plenty for outdoor enthusiasts. Come see why we are "Something Special"


Make Magical Memories in
MCKINNEY

This time of year, McKinney’s historic downtown square is transformed into a holiday wonderland complete with a huge twinkling tree, Santa photos, carousel rides, delicious food at the many eateries around the square, and festive entertainment throughout December. Plan your holiday getaway to shop, dine, and unwind in Downtown McKinney.


Lighten Up Your Holiday in
KILGORE

Kilgore is aglow with festive events, and bright lights. Whether you are looking for holiday spirit or planning to visit family or friends in the area, c'mon over. Bring your list and check it twice, because we are filled with cheer to make your season bright.


Wonderland of Lights
MARSHALL

Watch a Hallmark movie come to life as you stroll through downtown Marshall, one of the ten most charming Christmas towns in Texas. Join in on the holiday fun at the 36th annual Wonderland of Lights festival! Enjoy a variety of attractions, weekend special events, and community events during the season.


It's All Here
PLANO

Plano is truly the land of plenty. Blending historic charm with modern luxury, the city brims with attractions that make it perfect for a leisurely getaway. Plano offers 1,000+ restaurants, world class shopping, four walkable entertainment districts, a lively arts and nightlife scene, family-friendly attractions, and abundant natural beauty.


Celebrate History in
CORSICANA

December is not just the perfect time to feel the Christmas spirit but also a great time to celebrate the history and heritage that fills Corsicana. Celebrating 175 years of its founding, Corsicana has rolled out a year-long celebration with fun for the whole family. From festivals, parties, shows at the Palace theatre and more, Corsicana is a place to add on your travel list.


Fall Festivities
KERRVILLE

 

There is nothing like watching the seasons change in Kerrville. Cooler temperatures and a bouquet of fall foliage make the hills come alive for one last time before Spring. From scenic drives along the Guadalupe River to premier shopping and dining, experience the magic of a one-of-a-kind destination.


Come and Take It
GONZALES

 

Discover the Gonzales Memorial Museum that commemorates the Immortal 32 who died in the Alamo and see the Come and Take It Cannon which fired the first shot for Texas Independence. The elegant art-deco complex has two wings filled with murals, and other exhibits depicting the exploration of Texas' history.


Fall into Fun
IRVING

 

Dip and sip by a heated pool, chill to live music all around town, enjoy a fireside chat over toasted s'mores, cozy up on a gondola cruise like the kind you'd see in Italy, or dine al fresco amongst twinkling lights. Irving is your weekend getaway for fall-weather fun.


Kickoff Your Christmas With Wassail
LA GRANGE

 

Join us as teams seek to make the tastiest wassail and earn the title of “Schmeckenmeister” at the 15th Annual Schmeckenfest on Thursday, December 1st from 5 pm to 8 pm. This festive Christmas kickoff is complimentary to the public! Contact La Grange Main Street at (979) 968-3017 with questions.


Discover Heroes Stories
NATIONAL MUSEUM OF THE PACIFIC WAR

 

Visit the National Museum of the Pacific War to discover stories of the everyday heroes who protected our freedom during WWII. The Museum holds its annual Veterans Day commemoration on November 11 in the Memorial Courtyard at 11:00 am (CST). See the website for this event and other events.


Celebrate the Holidays
CLEBURNE

 

There's plenty of holiday cheer to go around in Cleburne, TX, where signature holiday events are paired with the town's historic western roots. From holiday gift markets and cowboy-themed holiday scenes to twinkling lights at the Christmas parade, there are many ways to make the season bright.


Dash to San Angelo This Holiday Season
SAN ANGELO

 


Indian Point - Adventure Awaits PORTLAND

Visit the new Indian Point Pavilion and upgraded Pier in Portland, Texas! This hidden gem on the coast is surrounded by Corpus Christi and Nueces Bay. Portland is a haven for anglers, birdwatchers, windsurfers, and other outdoor enthusiasts looking for the best in the region. Explore the bays your way!


















Georgetown

Outdoor Dining on The Most Beautiful Town Square in Texas
GEORGETOWN

Looking for a quick weekend retreat? Drive over to Georgetown, where outdoor dining allows you to savor your favorite tastes while still staying safe. Whether you are looking to raise a toast or dive into a roast, life tastes better on the Most Beautiful Town Square in Texas.

Picture Yourself in
LEAGUE CITY

Paddle down the scenic tree-lined corridors of Clear Creek Paddle Trail, spot rare birds at the Clear Creek Nature Center, sail across Clear Lake, and enjoy waterfront dining with stunning sunset views. League City's coastal community is just 30 minutes south of downtown Houston, near Galveston Bay.
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Coastal Distancing on
GALVESTON ISLAND

If you step away from Galveston's 32 miles of sun-soaked shores, you’ll discover a place that balances the old and the new with captivating ease. From historic architecture to fresh Gulf seafood, Galveston has something for everyone! Read on to discover some fun, safe reasons to "Coastal Distance" in 2021.

Find Yourself in
ROCKPORT-FULTON

The seascape attracts fishermen, artists, and those who enjoy the pleasant climate, scenery, and relaxing coastal experience. Visitors find exclusive dining and shopping experiences. Birders flock to view more than 400 migrating and resident bird species. Come visit to discover more ways to find yourself in Rockport-Fulton!
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GLEN ROSE

Explore Glen Rose, Texas!
GLEN ROSE

Are you ready to feel the sun on your face, breathe the fresh air, and feel the freedom of the outdoors? Glen Rose is the perfect Distancing-Friendly Destination, with activities ranging from hiking, biking, kayaking, fishing, feeding giraffes, dinosaur track hunting, and so much more. Wide-open spaces are readily available here!

A Place for The Entire Family in
CORSICANA

A trip to Corsicana can be filled with adventure for the entire family. Walk along our Historic Downtown, where you'll find shopping, gourmet coffee, dining, art, and more, such as a series of Bronze Statues. Step off the "Beaton" path and you will find lakes, parks, museums, and even a Pioneer Village.
CORSICANA

GLEN ROSE

Explore Glen Rose, Texas!
GLEN ROSE

Are you ready to feel the sun on your face, breathe the fresh air, and feel the freedom of the outdoors? Glen Rose is the perfect Distancing-Friendly Destination, with activities ranging from hiking, biking, kayaking, fishing, feeding giraffes, dinosaur track hunting, and so much more. Wide-open spaces are readily available here!

Experience America’s Largest Indoor Waterpark
ROUND ROCK

Round Rock's Kalahari Resorts & Conventions is making a serious splash with America's Largest Indoor Waterpark and Tom Foolerys, an 80,000-square-foot adventure park! Slide down 30 waterslides, play dozens of arcade games, enjoy award-winning dining, one-of-a-kind shopping experiences, and more. Go Round Rock on your next vacation!
ROUND ROCK

IRVING

Rock Your Road Trip in
IRVING

Grab the kids, the dog, and the sig other - or any subset of the above - and head to an Irving oasis for an unforgettable Texas getaway. Irving has the hotels and resorts ... with the pools ... the spas ... the entertainment, and the fun and games. Plus, a beautiful lake and Venetian-like waterways with waterfront dining, gondola rides, water sports, and an entertainment district with a thriving live music and foodie scene.

Bring Your Bicycle to
PARIS

Historic charm, fun activities for all ages, and a "Texanized" Eiffel Tower. Add to that our bicycle trails near Love Civic Center and Barber Hills Mountain Bike Trail at Pat Mayse Lake. Don't miss Pump Track Paris, a thrilling bicycle adventure for any age. Paris, Texas - always a good idea!
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Find Your Peace in
PORTLAND

Portland, Texas, is a unique family-friendly area along the coast. Portland is a quiet community with diverse outdoor areas along the Corpus Christi and Nueces Bays that attract outdoor enthusiasts who seek a relaxing place to stay. There is something for everyone in Portland, Texas. Come, find your peace!

Finding Inspiration at the
ART MUSEUM OF SOUTH TEXAS

Inside the three-story space, a diverse permanent collection of more than 1,900 permanent works of art are beautifully displayed. Discover the art of the Americas and the Texas region; from paintings, photographs, and sculptures to glass, ceramics, crafts, and large installation pieces that will captivate and surely leave you inspired.
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Find Yourself in
ROCKPORT-FULTON

The seascape attracts fishermen, artists, and those who enjoy the pleasant climate, scenery, and relaxing coastal experience. Visitors find exclusive dining and shopping experiences. Birders flock to view more than 400 migrating and resident bird species. Come visit to discover more ways to find yourself in Rockport-Fulton!

El Paso for Road Trippers
EL PASO

Nestled among the magnificent Franklin Mountains in the farthest western reaches of the Lone Star State, El Paso is the ultimate destination for road trippers. Do it all from the Sun City of Texas, from exploring the dunes of White Sands National Park and the trails of Big Bend to world-class bouldering and high-octane off-roading.
EL PASO

LAREDO

Enjoy the Best of the Border
LAREDO

May is the perfect time to load up the car and take a drive to Laredo, Texas. From the stunning, scenic Max Municipal Golf Course to the thriving downtown with import shops and tantalizing tastes of the local restaurants, Laredo is a beautifully blended, bi-cultural destination beckoning you to visit.

Road Trip Photo Ops
HARLINGEN

The city of Harlingen has more than 30 murals located throughout the city! Each mural is designed in its unique way using vibrant colors to create the perfect photo op!
HARLINGEN

GEORGETOWN

Explore The Most Beautiful Town Square in Texas
GEORGETOWN

Plan a weekend in Georgetown, where you'll find plenty of good eats, safe boutiques, and comfy sleeps. The Most Beautiful Town Square in Texas welcomes you to taste the good life with relaxing days and delightful nights.

Ignite the Arts with Ballet Lubbock
LUBBOCK

Don't miss a beat, or a pirouette, to a performance by Ballet Lubbock, the "Hub City's" premier pre-professional dance company. From seasonal favorites like The Nutcracker to bold and modern experiments in movement and music, you won't want to miss a performance! #LiveLoveLubbock
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Hotel Drover, Autograph Collection Resort

Inspired by the pioneering spirit, Hotel Drover is an Autograph Collection Hotel by Marriott located in the heart of the Fort Worth Stockyards. Stay awhile with 200 rustic-luxe rooms and suites, the 97 West Kitchen & Bar, and an outdoor oasis with a pool, live music stage, fire pits, and lawn games.

All Roads Lead to
GRANBURY

All roads lead to Granbury and Cresson this Father’s Day weekend, June 18 - 20. Drive-in and stay the weekend as we celebrate the arrival of the Great Race to the Historic Granbury Square with three days of fun, highlighting the automotive history of America! Event details at visitgranbury.com.
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Find Yourself in
ROCKPORT-FULTON

The seascape attracts fishermen, artists, and those who enjoy the pleasant climate, scenery and relaxing coastal experience. Visitors find exclusive dining and shopping experiences. Birders flock to view more than 400 migrating and resident bird species. Come visit to discover more ways to find yourself in Rockport-Fulton! #visitrockportfulton

Find Yourself in
LAREDO

Laredo is the perfect weekend getaway with nearly 4,000 hotel rooms to match your pocketbook and travel needs. Get a head start on your trip and download the official tourism app – Visit Laredo Tx to enjoy a virtual visitor center at your fingertips. See you in Laredo!
ROCKPORT-FULTON

Paris

Premium Bike Destination
PARIS

Come ride our trails! We offer all styles of riding, anything from off-road trails, mountain bike trails, Pump Track Paris, a bike-friendly downtown perfect for the entire family! Need a Bike? Rent one at Love Civic Center, right next to our Eiffel Tower!

Sam Houston Wine Trail
HUNTSVILLE

The Sam Houston Wine Trail is located in the beautiful piney hills of East Texas. The relaxing settings and award-winning wines served at the trail’s many tasting rooms are truly the best-kept secret in Texas. Located no more than an hour north of Houston’s suburbs, their convenient locations allow for the perfect escape from the city stress. Huntsville’s hotels offer the perfect home base as you explore these beautiful wineries.
Huntsville

GREENVILLE

We'll Surprise you!
GREENVILLE

Imaginative public art. An award-winning winery. A variety of performance spaces. Splash Kingdom water park. The Audie Murphy American Cotton Museum. These are just some of the surprises that await you in Greenville. Click the link below and start your discovery of how in Greenville, we’ll surprise you.

The Great Texas Mosquito Festival
CLUTE

Don’t miss the 40th Anniversary of The Great Texas Mosquito Festival, July 29 - 31, 2021 in Clute, Texas. A fun, family-friendly event known as “the wackiest summer festival in the United States.” Featuring washer, horseshoe, and cornhole tournaments; a barbecue cook-off; vendors; a carnival; and nightly entertainment, there’s fun for all ages! For a schedule of events or more information, visit www.mosquitofestival.com.
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Irving Rocks Summer Escapes
IRVING

With a beautiful lake, Venetian-like waterways, and modern resort hotels, Irving is THE destination a weekend escape that feels like a true vacation. Each exclusive Irving retreat has a unique vibe, pool scene, foodie fun, walkable outdoor activities, and live music nearby. So road trip it to Irving for that long-awaited getaway that offers everything you’ve been dreaming of.

Follow Your Heart to
WACO

Visit Magnolia Market and its famous landmark silos owned by Chip and Joanna Gaines! Enjoy six new shops, a garden store and bakery, food trucks, and even a Wiffle ball field. Then explore the rest of Waco: Dr Pepper Museum, Texas Ranger Museum, Cameron Park Zoo, Waco Mammoth National Monument, and more.
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Play And Stay in
CORSICANA

Corsicana is the place to come and play this Summer for the whole family. With the annual FreedomFest, a State Championship bike race, and a hydroplane boat race, there is fun in the sun with new outdoor adventures. For more information on these events, visit our website and book your stay.

Where Fun Comes to Play
CLUTE

Within minutes of Clute, you can enjoy many outdoor activities such as fishing, birding, and kayaking. The Center for Arts & Sciences can entertain you for hours, scuba dive in Mammoth Lake, golfing, and historical tours are just a few of the opportunities waiting for you in Clute, Texas.
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Find Yourself in
ROCKPORT-FULTON

The seascape attracts fishermen, artists, and those who enjoy the pleasant climate, scenery, and relaxing coastal experiences. Visitors find exclusive dining and shopping experiences. Birders flock to view more than 400 migrating and resident bird species. Come visit to discover more ways to find yourself in Rockport-Fulton.

At Night Exhibit
THE MUSEUM OF THE BIG BEND

The Museum of the Big Bend showcases 50 images by members of the Texas Photographic Society who illuminate nature's second shift, nighttime. Curated by renowned night photographer Lance Keimig, this exhibit reveals what happens at night when our curtains are closed. Photographs by Big Bend High School students are included.
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Immerse Yourself in History
HUNTSVILLE

Whether it's the beautifully restored Top O' the Hill Farm or the Sam Houston Memorial Museum grounds, Huntsville's history attracts tourists from all over the state of Texas. Visitors can hear a personal story from a veteran at the H.E.A.R.T.S. Veterans Museum or take a peek at Old Sparky at the Texas Prison Museum. Huntsville's history is waiting for you.

Wave Hello To Lakeside Fun
CONROE

Lake season is upon us, so pack your swimsuit and head to Conroe, the ideal lakeside getaway! This picturesque city is home to the 22,000-acre Lake Conroe, where weekends are spent jet skiing, paddle boarding, fishing, and soaking up the Texas sun. Be naturally inspired in Conroe on your next road trip.
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Experience Nature in
UVALDE COUNTY

Hit the road to Uvalde County, an immersive nature-filled escape! Home to the Nueces, Frio, and Sabinal rivers, spend the day exploring the crystal-clear water, birding, hunting, golfing, or hiking in spots like Garner State Park. With year-round outdoor adventures, you are sure to feel refreshed in Uvalde County.

See What the Buzz is About
BEE CAVE

Just west of Austin, Bee Cave is the ideal Hill Country destination. Whether you're looking to explore a 40-foot waterfall, soak up the sun on Lake Travis, or spend your day tasting local wines and beers, Bee Cave offers activities for those seeking pure relaxation or the buzz of adventure.
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Live Performances Back in Aggieland
MSC OPAS

Four concerts, four nights! MSC OPAS is back in Rudder at Texas A&M University this fall with award-winning Broadway and West End performers including Tony Award nominees J. Robert Spencer (Jersey Boys, Next to Normal) and Michael Cavanaugh (Movin' Out). All tickets are on sale now at MSC Box Office.

Find Yourself in
ROCKPORT-FULTON

The seascape attracts fishermen, artists, and those who enjoy the pleasant climate, scenery, and relaxing coastal experience. Visitors find exclusive dining and shopping experiences. Birders flock to view more than 400 migrating and resident bird species. Come visit to discover more ways to find yourself in Rockport-Fulton!
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Hike Huntsville State Park
HUNTSVILLE

Lose yourself among the majestic trees and natural beauty of the East Texas Pineywoods. Rent a canoe, explore more than 21 miles of trails, or just relax by Lake Raven. Huntsville State Park is just a short drive north of Houston in the beautiful Sam Houston National Forest.

Plan A Relaxing Break From The Ordinary
BOERNE

Have your expectations of the Texas Hill Country blown away while exploring Boerne's historic Hill Country Mile and beyond. Discover exemplary dining, craft breweries, unique boutiques, scenic parks and trails, and funky public art. Plan a relaxing break from the ordinary around a calendar filled with festive fall events.
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Live Performances Back in Aggieland
MSC OPAS

Four concerts, four nights! MSC OPAS is back in Rudder at Texas A&M University this fall with award-winning Broadway and West End performers including Tony Award nominees J. Robert Spencer (Jersey Boys, Next to Normal) and Michael Cavanaugh (Movin' Out). All tickets are on sale now at the MSC Box Office.

Bonnie & Clyde Days
PILOT POINT

Harkening back to the day when the Model A ruled the roads, Bonnie & Clyde Days (Oct. 9) commemorates the filming of the classic film with classic cars, a robbery reenactment, and family fun! Other highlights of the day include live music throughout the day, historic demonstrations, and a kid's zone.
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Find Yourself in
ROCKPORT-FULTON

The seascape attracts fishermen, artists, and those who enjoy the pleasant climate, scenery and relaxing coastal experience. Visitors find exclusive dining and shopping experiences. Birders flock to view more than 400 migrating and resident birds species. Come visit to discover more ways to find yourself in Rockport-Fulton.

Experience
GLEN ROSE SOMERVELL COUNTY

When you step into Glen Rose Somervell County, you are stepping into the heart of true Texas history, genuine hospitality, and an array of adventure. Offering everything from dinosaur tracks and safaris to one-of-a-kind lodging, dining, and shopping; you are sure to experience something special during your stay.
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A Biking Destination
PARIS

Welcome to our newest City Park, Pump Track Paris! Ready for all ages that ride a bicycle! Paris is a cycling destination with more than just a Pump Track, including off- and on-road trails. Your fun and adventures await, Paris, Texas … It’s always a good idea!

Fall Surprises Await You
GREENVILLE

Our fall events are uniquely fun! September brings the Cotton Patch Challenge Bike Ride and Lee Street Jamboree with Emerald City Band headlining. And October is highlighted by the Annual Bob Wills Fiddle Festival featuring the best of Western Swing. So, plan your fall trip to Greenville and we promise, we'll surprise you!
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STAY & PLAY IN THE LC
IRVING

Where safe is the new sexy! With a beautiful lake, Venetian-like waterways, and resort hotels, Irving’s Las Colinas (the LC) is the perfect getaway for a romantic adventure, family fun, a golf trip, or a spa weekend. Each hotel in the LC has a unique vibe, pool scene, and first-rate dining, and they’re steps away from more foodie fun, live music, lakeside strolling, water sports, and gondola cruises.

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This autumn, we invite you to admire the beautiful scenery that a new season brings. With the cooler weather and the smell of autumn in the air, this is the perfect time to hit the road. And as you wander, we hope you escape to one of our destinations.
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Visit Boerne for Craft Beer
BOERNE

Boerne's brewery scene is expanding again this fall. Meet Free Roam Brewing Company! They will be joining three other noteworthy brewpubs in historic downtown Boerne. Order up an ice-cold glass of your new favorite brew as you explore, shop, and taste your way down Boerne's Hill Country Mile.

Road Trip for an Autumn Getaway
HENDERSON

Fall in love with Henderson. Experience one of the most picturesque downtowns in East Texas. Mark your calendars to attend a unique shopping experience, The Magic of Christmas on Main Street - Hallmark-Movie Style the first Friday - Monday in November, and the 32nd Annual Heritage Syrup Festival on the second Saturday in November.
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Explore The Most Beautiful Town Square in Texas
GEORGETOWN

Plan a weekend in Georgetown, where you'll find plenty of good eats, unique boutiques, and comfy sleeps. The Most Beautiful Town Square in Texas welcomes you to taste the good life with relaxing days and delightful nights.

It's Always Feather Weather
PORTLAND

It's Always Feather Weather in Portland, Texas! Portland is a quiet coastal community surrounded by the Corpus Christi and Nueces Bays. This city is a haven for anglers, birdwatchers, windsurfers, and other outdoor enthusiasts looking for the best in the region. Explore the bays your way in Portland, Texas.
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Escape Your Routine in
KERRVILLE

Nestled along the banks of the Guadalupe River is one of the Texas Hill Country's best-kept secrets. Rich in culture and surrounded by natural beauty, Kerrville is the perfect getaway for a day or a weekend. Come and escape your routine with us here in Kerrville, the Capital of the Texas Hill Country.

WonderLand of Lights
MARSHALL

Watch a Hallmark movie come to life as you stroll through downtown Marshall, one of the 10 most charming Christmas towns in Texas. Join in on the holiday fun at the 35th annual Wonderland of Lights festival! Enjoy a variety of attractions, weekend special events, or community events during the season!
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Small-Town Feel, Monumental Holiday Spirit
MCKINNEY

Ignite this festive time of year at McKinney's Home for the Holidays celebration Thanksgiving Weekend. Enjoy the colorful sights and sounds of the season that continue throughout the downtown square during December with Santa, a carousel, extended shopping, tantalizing cuisine, and more. Create magical holiday memories this year in McKinney.

Celebrate the Holidays in
CLEBURNE

There's plenty of holiday cheer to go around in Cleburne, TX, where signature holiday events are paired with the town's historic western roots. From whistle stop Christmas and cowboy-themed holiday scenes to twinkling lights at the Christmas parade, there are many ways to make the season bright in Cleburne for you and your family.
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Holidays in
GEORGETOWN

As the sun wanes, the lights twinkle to life in Georgetown, home of the Most Beautiful Town Square in Texas! So, as you head into the holiday season, we invite you to shop, dine and unwind with us.

Holiday Shop, Stay & Play
BEE CAVE

Just west of Austin, the City of Bee Cave is your Hill Country destination for holiday shopping & family-friendly entertainment. Whether you're looking to explore an eclectic holiday market, enjoy the annual tree lighting festivities, or visit Santa, there is something for everyone in Bee Cave this holiday season.
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It’s Always Feather Weather
PORTLAND

It's Always Feather Weather in Portland, Texas! Portland is a quiet coastal community surrounded by the Corpus Christi and Nueces Bays. This city is a haven for anglers, birdwatchers, windsurfers, and other outdoor enthusiasts looking for the best in the region. Explore the bays your way in Portland, Texas!

Unexpected Garland
GARLAND

Seeking something beyond the usual North Texas destination? Garland offers an eclectic list of must-dos. Experience our world of cuisines, cultural art, more than 2,800 acres of recreational space, big city access, casual shopping, modern accommodations, and lakeside dining. Garland is perfect for a weekend getaway.
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Road Trip to
VICTORIA

Getaway this winter and explore Victoria! Located south of Houston on Highway 59 sits Victoria - a Texas destination with a rich history and modern vibe. Check out our museums, live music scene, unique dining, and natural escapes - including the Victoria paddling trail. Plan your road trip today!

Escape Your Routine in
KERRVILLE

Nestled along the banks of the Guadalupe River is one of the Texas Hill Country's best-kept secrets. Rich in culture and surrounded by natural beauty, Kerrville is the perfect getaway for a day or for a weekend . Come and escape your routine with us here in Kerrville, the Capital of the Texas Hill Country.
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Bandera Plus the "Texas Eight"
BANDERA

Head to Bandera, to traverse the "Texas 8", a loop of 200 plus miles traveling 8 roadways, crossing 3 rivers, and passing through 8 towns, before returning to Bandera with plenty of time left to enjoy the Cowboy Capital of the World. Bandera plus the "Texas 8" is a road trip worthy of repeating.

Explore Bastrop County This Winter
BASTROP

Bastrop County is your ideal getaway without having to go far away. Located in the Lost Pines region, you can explore two state parks, tee up at top-rated golf courses, enjoy a hill country view with a zip-lining excursion, and take a bite out of many award-winning barbecue eateries during your visit.
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See Texas Clearly in
UVALDE COUNTY

From rivers to towering bluffs, experience Texas nature in Uvalde County. Explore the clearest rivers in Texas - the Frio, Nueces, and Sabinal, encounter wildlife on a guided horseback ride, and spot the Milky Way while stargazing. There are adventures for the entire family both along the banks and beyond.

Road Trip to Round Rock This Winter
ROUND ROCK

Start off the new year with a road trip to Round Rock's Kalahari Resorts & Conventions. Featuring America's Largest Indoor Waterpark, this authentically African-themed resort also boasts an 80,000 square foot adventure park with arcade games and prizes, award-winning dining, a spa, and unique shopping experiences. Go Round Rock!
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Escape to Paradise in
CONROE

Leave the winter blues behind and escape to an island paradise at Conroe's Margaritaville Lake Resort. Located on the shores of Lake Conroe, this Jimmy Buffet-inspired getaway will transport you to the tropics with its heated pools, luxurious spa, picturesque golf course, and lakeside dining. Find your island state of mind in Conroe.

Find Yourself in
ROCKPORT-FULTON

The seascape attracts fishermen, artists, and those who enjoy the pleasant climate, scenery, and relaxing coastal experience. Visitors find exclusive dining and shopping experiences. Birders flock to view more than 400 migrating and resident bird species. Come visit to discover more ways to find yourself in Rockport-Fulton!
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Visit Plano. It's All Here.
PLANO

Plano, Texas is truly the land of plenty. Blending historic charm with modern luxury, the city brims with attractions that make it perfect for a leisurely getaway. Plano offers 1,000+ restaurants of every variety, world-class shopping, a lively arts and nightlife scene, family-friendly attractions, and abundant natural beauty.

It's Island Time on
GALVESTON ISLAND

If you step away from Galveston's 32 miles of sun-soaked shores, you'll discover a place that balances the old and the new with captivating ease. From historic architecture to fresh Gulf seafood, Galveston has something for everyone! Read on to discover the Top 10 Reasons to Get on Island Time in 2022.
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Find Yourself in
ROCKPORT-FULTON

The seascape attracts fishermen, artists, and those who enjoy the pleasant climate, scenery and relaxing coastal experience. Visitors find exclusive dining and shopping experiences. Birders flock to view more than 400 migrating and resident bird species. Come visit to discover more ways to find yourself in Rockport-Fulton!

History Comes to the Surface
FREDERICKSBURG

Visit the National Museum of the Pacific War to discover stories of ordinary people who did the extraordinary to protect America's freedom. This Smithsonian Affiliate displays the Japanese mini-sub (pictured) that was part of the attack on Pearl Harbor and whose pilot was the first POW of the Pacific War.
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It’s Always Feather Weather in
PORTLAND

It’s Always Feather Weather in Portland, Texas! Portland is a quiet coastal community surrounded by the Corpus Christi and Nueces Bays. This city is a haven for anglers, birdwatchers, windsurfers, and other outdoor enthusiasts looking for the best in the region. Explore the bays your way in Portland, Texas!

Slow Your Roll in
BLANCO

Blanco offers a unique blend of lodging, restaurants, breweries, distilleries, and galleries that will allow you to enjoy the best of Texas, from the heart of the Hill Country. A slower pace, just a Hill Country drive-away, stay awhile in a Small Town that is Big Texas.
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Get Away, Go to Gonzales!
GONZALES

Stand where the first shot for Texas Independence was fired! Marvel at the size of the Come & Take It Cannon. Visit five Texas history museums. Trace Sam Houston's first steps toward victory along the Runaway Scrape. A one-hour drive from SA or Austin and two hours from Houston and the Texas coast, experience this little city's dramatic history, revitalize with superb lodging, unique shopping, and relax in true Texas hospitality.

Experience Art in A Whole New Light
BEE CAVE

Immerse yourself in the magical medium of light and sound art with Bee Cave Buzzfest, an illuminated showcase of vibrant art installations featuring light, sound, and technology. This award-winning tech art festival features visually stunning light art performances, live music by renowned electronic musicians, augmented reality art installations, and more!
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West Texas Hospitality Awaits You
DUMAS MOORE COUNTY

Halfway between Dallas and Denver, Dumas is a great halfway point to stop and enjoy some West Texas hospitality. With plenty of great hotels, restaurants, unique curio shops, and a large history museum depicting life on the Texas plains, you'll want to make Dumas a "must-see" stop on your travels!

Enjoy Live Music in
CONROE

Pack your bags and head to Conroe April 7-10 for the inaugural Conroe Crossroads Music Festival. This four-day festival will be chocked full of live music with around 40 live shows. Explore Conroe's music venues and attractions as you listen to a variety of musical genres beneath the stars.
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Experience Natural Texas This Spring
UVALDE COUNTY

See Texas clearly this spring with a road trip to Uvalde County. Hike miles of trails at Garner State Park, swim in the clearest rivers in Texas- the Frio, Nueces, and Sabinal, and rest easy in a star-studded cabin by the water. Adventures are found along the banks and beyond.

Ride into Spring Break
HUNTSVILLE

Ride into spring break at The Williams Ranch in Huntsville, Texas. The cowboy lifestyle is waiting for you at The Williams Ranch with six different vacation rentals, fishing and swimming, exotic animals, a petting zoo, horseback riding, and much more. Check out Huntsville's other unique stays to find your perfect retreat.
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Explore History in
VICTORIA

Learn about the rich history of Texas on the Explore Victoria History Trail. You'll see stunning 19th century architecture, read stories of the early peoples, discover recovered shipwreck artifacts, and learn to throw a spear with an atlatl! Plan your road trip today with our "Where Texas History Began" itinerary.

Find Spring Delights
KERRVILLE

It's Springtime in Kerrville! Are you ready to enjoy drives along fields of wildflowers, explore the Guadalupe River, or experience one of our many family-friendly attractions? Then you should make your plans to stay, play and discover why Kerrville is the Capital of the Texas Hill Country.
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Hunt County Festival of the Arts
GREENVILLE

May 6 & 7 we are launching a brand-new regional art festival in Greenville. But this is not your typical art festival. At this festival, you'll discover a celebration of visual, culinary, performance, and children's art featuring artists and performers from across Northeast Texas and beyond.

Bloom Watchers Welcome
PALESTINE

Named one of Texas’ Top 40 Travel Destinations, Palestine invites you to enjoy the delicate beauty of the dogwood trees in Davey Dogwood Park and the surrounding area, March 18th through April 3rd. Celebrating 84 years of the Texas Dogwood Trails, activities are scheduled each weekend to complement the Celebration.
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Immerse Yourself in the Fun
GARLAND

If some good, clean, old-fashioned fun is what might lift your spirits right now, think about spending a day in Garland. You'd be hard-pressed to find a city with more laid-back, wholesome activities and entertainment. Participate, or sit back and relax. The choice is up to you.

Bike Month in
PARIS

Welcome to Paris, Texas - the cycling destination you've been searching for. July is BIKE MONTH. We are proudly hosting the Red Bull UCI Pump Track Qualifier, USA Championship, Casey Ressler Pump Track Race for Kids, Tour de Paris, and Gravel Grind. Bike in Paris ... It's always a good idea.
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Live More in
MARSHALL

Live More, Laugh More, Taste More, Play More & Explore More in downtown Marshall, Texas: Caddo Lake, Bear Creek Smokehouse, the Starr House, Memorial City Hall and so much more. Find more at VisitMarshallTexas.com.

Springtime Events & Activities
MCKINNEY

Spring is a beautiful time to visit McKinney, especially when spending time exploring the city's historic downtown square. When planning a trip to McKinney, consider making it a weekend getaway or come for one of the city's signature events like Arts in Bloom, a celebration of art, wine, and music from April 8-10.
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New Craft Brewery Beckons
BOERNE

Boerne's Hill Country Mile welcomed retired San Francisco Giants pitcher Jeremy Affeldt's new brewery, Free Roam Brewing Co., to its lineup of notable downtown breweries in January! Come on over for one of their premium quality lagers or ales while taking a brew crawl through town!

Rock Your Next Road Trip
IRVING

Hey, y’all! Here’s a little secret: there's more than one live music city in the Lone Star state! In the heart of Dallas/Fort Worth, Irving is stealing the spotlight with world-renowned headliners, local bands, and talented regional artists on stages across our emergent music city. The Toyota Music Factory and its Live Nation Pavilion top the charts. It’s time to add Irving to your playlist!
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Festival Fun For the Whole Family
CORSICANA

Celebrating Texas’ first oil boom is the Derrick Days Festival in Corsicana. Thousands of visitors will find four days packed with activities including live music, a carnival, craft vendors, food trucks, sip and stroll, a car show, cornhole, 42 tournaments, a chili cook-off, and more. It’s festival fun for the whole family.

Baseball Season Has Arrived in
ROUND ROCK

Swing into baseball season in Round Rock, The Sports Capital of Texas! Beginning in April, the Round Rock Express will be hitting home runs at the Dell Diamond all season long. When the game is over, explore attractions like America's Largest Indoor Waterpark. Go Round Rock for a baseball weekend getaway!
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Find Yourself in
ROCKPORT-FULTON

The seascape attracts fishermen, artists, and those who enjoy the pleasant climate, scenery and relaxing coastal experiences. Visitors find exclusive dining and shopping experiences. Birders flock to view more than 400 migrating and resident bird species. Come visit to discover more ways to find yourself in Rockport-Fulton!

History Comes to the Surface
NATIONAL MUSEUM OF THE PACIFIC WAR

Fredericksburg
 
Visit the National Museum of the Pacific War to discover stories of ordinary people who did the extraordinary to protect America's freedom. This Smithsonian Affiliate displays the Japanese mini-sub (pictured) that was part of the attack on Pearl Harbor and whose pilot was the first POW of the Pacific War.
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Get Ready for Taste Addison
ADDISON

Take your tour of Texas June 3-4 at Taste Addison. The Best in DFW festival delivers bites from top-notch Addison restaurants, national music artists including Sean Paul and Stone Temple Pilots, beverage sampling (ages 21+ up), and fun for the whole family! Check the website for great hotel packages!

Old West, New Legends
EARLY

Los Trece, TX is an old west town located in Early, Texas, depicting life, architecture, and landscapes of 1875-era south Texas border town. Enjoy the Ironwood Cantina, staged gunfight performances, live music, and delicious food and drinks. Come walk the streets of Los Trece, TX and become a legend.
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Discover What Is Uniquely
GRANBURY

Voted “Best Historic Small Town in America” by the readers of USA Today for the last three years, and just a short scenic drive from the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex, Granbury is bursting with history, art, music, outdoor adventures, lake life, and foodie fantasticness waiting to be enjoyed!

Blues On the Hill
HARLINGEN

Come dance the night away and listen to the cool sounds of blues and jazz at McKelvey Park in Harlingen, Texas! Enjoy live music, food, a beer garden, and fun for all ages.
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Affordable Family Vacations in
CLEBURNE

Cleburne is a perfect road trip for families and couples looking to explore small-town America and all the joys of southern living. Cleburne is a year-round destination where you can take in the beautiful outdoors, revisit history, explore quirky museums, enjoy delicious food, and make unforgettable memories.

Take the Scenic Route West
LUBBOCK

With gorgeous landscapes and wide-open spaces as far as the eye can see, it’s easy to be consumed by the wonder of the wild west. Hundreds of miles are available for road trippers to experience the diverse personas found throughout Texas. Consider escaping to the outdoors of West Texas this summer!
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Immerse Yourself in the Art Scene
PALESTINE

Palestine is one of the hottest destinations for art lovers, ranked as one of Texas's top 40 travel destinations by Texas Highways Magazine. Finding art is fun while shopping downtown and in Old Town and it’s easy to immerse yourself when you can find everything from bright murals to oversized sculptures.

Your Safari Adventure Awaits
NATURAL BRIDGE WILDLIFE

Ostrich feathers, Zebra ears, and Buffalo noses so close you could touch them! That's Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch - one of Texas's most recognized family entertainment attractions. Meander through 450 acres. Grab your safari hat and join us for the adventure of a lifetime - your very own African Safari, Texas Style!
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Summer Adventures in
CLEBURNE

Summer is officially here, and things are heating up in Cleburne! Don't let the Texas heat scare you away from visiting this charming town. There are plenty of ways to cool down in Cleburne this summer.

Bike Month in   
PARIS

Welcome to Paris, Texas, the cycling destination you've been searching for. July is BIKE MONTH. We are proudly hosting the Red Bull UCI Pump Track Qualifier, USA Championship, Casey Ressler Pump Track Race for Kids, Tour de Paris, and Gravel Grind. Bike in Paris… It's always a good idea.
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Every Summer Has a Story
IRVING

Find yours in Irving, a little-known slice of paradise in Dallas/Fort Worth. With a beautiful lake, resort hotels, award-winning golf, and a prime music scene, Irving is the idyllic setting for summer fun. Picture yourself poolside, cocktail in hand, or off to the lake for an outdoorsy escapade. Early tee time? Next-level nightlife? It's your story.

Splash into Summer in the L.C. 
IRVING

With a beautiful lake, Venetian-like waterways, and resort hotels, Irving's Las Colinas (the L.C.) tops the charts as the #1 destination for your next Texas road trip. The playlist: cabana cocktails, foodie fun, tee times, spa-life, waterplay, gondola cruising, family adventure, lakeside strolls, art, history, and a music scene as BIG as Texas.
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Set Your Alarm to Sunrise 
PORTLAND

A cast of the sun from sunrise to sunset! Enjoy the coastal vibes of Portland, TX! Nestled on the Southern Texas Coast, this city is a haven for anglers, birdwatchers, windsurfers, and other outdoor enthusiasts looking for the best in the region. Explore the bays your way in Portland, Texas!

UnWINE in Early Texas
EARLY

Spirit of Texas Winery is located in central TX in the beautiful town of Early, Texas. The tasting room has a wonderful, relaxing Texas charm; built entirely from reclaimed materials found on the property. Come try their award-winning wines, made from 100% Texas grapes and delicious food options.
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Great Texas Mosquito Festival
CLUTE

Don't miss the 41st Annual Great Texas Mosquito Festival, July 28-30, 2022, in Clute, Texas. A fun, family-friendly event known as "the wackiest summer festival in the United States." Featuring washers, horseshoe, cornhole tournaments, BBQ cook-off, vendors, carnival, and nightly entertainment there's fun for all ages! For online ticket sales, a schedule of events & more information visit www.mosquitofestival.com.

75 Years of Dogie Days
DUMAS

Come to Dumas, Texas, for the 75th anniversary of the Dumas Noon Lion's Club Dogie Days celebration. Taking place June 8-11 in McDade Park, this annual fund-raising event features a carnival, games, food, a parade, and a BBQ lunch that closes down most of the town!
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Find Yourself in

ROCKPORT-FULTON

The seascape attracts fishermen, artists, and those who enjoy the pleasant climate, scenery and relaxing coastal experience. Visitors find exclusive dining and shopping experiences. Birders flock to view more than 400 migrating and resident bird species. Come visit to discover more ways to find yourself in Rockport-Fulton!

Explore Huntsville State Park 
HUNTSVILLE

Lose yourself among the majestic trees and natural beauty of the East Texas Pineywoods. Rent a canoe, explore 21 miles of trails, fish among the waters of Lake Raven, or just relax! Huntsville State Park is just a short drive north of Houston, in the beautiful Sam Houston National Forest.
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4th of July in 
KERRVILLE

Celebrate the Fourth of July all weekend in Kerrville, Texas, with a kick-off live concert featuring Band of Heathens Saturday, July 2nd. Make plans to stick around for Robert Earl Keen's Fourth on the River on Monday, a complimentary concert right on the banks of the Guadalupe River.

Exhibit Explores WWII Homefront Efforts

Garland

Manufacturing Victory: The Arsenal of Democracy is an exhibit that tells the inspiring story of the home front effort that produced tanks, planes, ships, and guns with staggering speed and unparalleled energy. It includes compelling artifacts, photographs, oral histories, and interactive audio-video components that immerse the visitor in the story of America’s mighty industrial war engine.
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Beat the Heat This Summer in 
GREENVILLE

Cool off with cool diversions in Greenville! Discover our unique history at the Audie Murphy American Cotton Museum. Or take in a show at The Texan Theater or Greenville Municipal Auditorium. Savor a glass of wine at Landon Winery or get soaked at Splash Kingdom Water Park. We promise we’ll surprise you!

Arts & Autos Extravaganza 2022
DENTON

Visit Historic Downtown Denton on Saturday, September 10th! Enjoy a spectacular car show, Chalk Fest, and a complimentary festival with live music, kids’ activities, vendors, food, and more. Year-round downtown is home to live entertainment, art studios, vintage shops, and boutiques. Enjoy delicious dining, local breweries, wine, coffee bars, and more.
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NATURAL BRIDGE WILDLIFE RANCH

Your African Safari, Texas Style
NATURAL BRIDGE WILDLIFE RANCH

Ostrich feathers, Zebra ears, and Buffalo noses so close you could touch them! That's Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch - one of Texas's most recognized family entertainment attractions. Meander through 450 acres. Grab your Safari hat, and join us for the adventure of a lifetime - your very own African Safari, Texas Style!

Rock Your Next Road Trip
IRVING

Hey y’all! Here’s a little secret. There’s more than one live music city in the Lone Star state! In the heart of Dallas/Fort Worth, Irving is stealing the spotlight with world-renowned headliners, local bands and talented regional artists on stages across our emergent music city. The Toyota Music Factory and its Live Nation Pavilion top the charts. It’s time to add Irving to your playlist!
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Visit Plano. It’s All Here.
PLANO

Plano, Texas is truly the land of plenty. Blending historic charm with modern luxury, the city brims with attractions that make it perfect for a leisurely getaway. Plano offers 1,000+ restaurants of every variety, world-class shopping, a lively arts and nightlife scene, family-friendly attractions, and abundant natural beauty.

Find Yourself in
ROCKPORT-FULTON

The seascape attracts fishermen, artists, and those who enjoy the pleasant climate, scenery and relaxing coastal experience. Visitors find exclusive dining and shopping experiences. Birders flock to view more than 400 migrating and resident bird species. Come visit to discover more ways to find yourself in Rockport-Fulton!

ADDISON

Prost to Addison Oktoberfest
ADDISON

Recognized as one of the most authentic Oktoberfest celebrations outside of Munich, people from across the nation will head to Addison Circle Park on September 15 -18 for German culture, food, music, games, and bier! It is a taste of the original Oktoberfest with a purely Texan twist.

Girlfriend Getaway Time
SAN ANGELO

Plan your girlfriend's getaway weekend in the Visual Arts Capital of Texas. Start with a morning stroll enjoying art in uncommon places along the Concho River, go antiquing, grab a bite and a beverage of your favorite vino, brew, or spirit, and dance the night away to live music.
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3rd Annual Ears & Beers Festival
DUMAS

Come to Dumas and help celebrate the fall in McDade Park on Saturday, September 17th, from 3:00 - 10:00 pm, with complimentary corn, food, beverage and craft vendors, children’s activities, cheering on riders in the YMCA Tumbleweed 100 Bike Ride and great music starting at 5:00 pm, featuring the Casey Donahew Band at 8:00 pm.