What’s Happening This Weekend in Texas

Check out my picks of the BEST happenings across the state this weekend, and the weeks ahead!

Austin/Hill Country

November 22 – 24th Weihnachtsmarkt, New Braunfels  is a fun, 3-day German Christmas Market.

November 29th   Fredericksburg Hot Air Balloon Festival, Fredericksburg  Bring the entire family and come enjoy the Hill Country’s BEST Hot Air Balloon Festival!

Blue Starlite Mini Urban Drive In, Austin  A fun experience and unique way to watch some of  your favorite movies!  Click HERE for more information.

FREE Outdoor Screening, Community Loaves and Fishes, Austin   Donations accepted.  Click HERE for more information.

San Antonio


DFW/North Texas

Now – February 17th  Dinos Live at the Heard Wildlife Museum and Sanctuary in Mckinney!

Now – Nov. 27th Preston Trail Farms Big Orange Pumpkin Patch is open, with hay rides, petting zoo, and lots of pumpkins!

November 23-24  The Japanese Festival at the Fort Worth Botanic Gardens


Now – December 1   The Texas Renaissance Festival, Todd Mission  The largest Ren Faire in the country, you’ll find amazing things to do, see and experience at this festival!

November 23 – January 3rd Zoo Lights at the Houston Zoo.

Now – January 5  Galaxy Lights, Space Center Houston

Now – January 5th  Magical Winter Lights, La Marque

Now – February 2nd  Ice Skating at Discovery Green, Downtown Houston

Waco/Central Texas


Now –  Dec 3  The Mayborn Museum Complex presents Disney’s Doc McStuffins The Exhibit.

Ongoing  Waco Farmers Market  is open every Saturday from 9:00am to 1:00pm (9:00am – 12:00pm in July & August), featuring the best local agricultural producers and artisan vendors within 150-miles of Waco

Coastal Bend


The South Texas Botanical Gardens and Nature Center offers Tortoise Talks with their big tortoises every Saturday and Sunday!

Texas Plains and Panhandle

November 2 Dia de los Muertos 2nd annual Fun Run, Amarillo

November 3  Fall Lantern Walk Lubbock

West Texas

November 2nd Dia de los Muertos Festival, El Paso

East Texas 

November 1st – January 4th Santa Land Drive Through Light Display, Tyler

September 21 – Nov. 3  Yesterland Farms Fall Festival, Canton  Check out all the fun activities, rides, games and Apple Cannons at this great farm in Canton!

South Texas/South Padre Island/The Valley

November 2 – 5  Texas Butterfly Festival in Mission

November 2  The Port Isabel Shrrimp Festival