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

August 24th BatFest in Austin!  Celebrate the amazing Mexican freetail bat colony in Austin, with all things just a little weird!

August 30th  Enchanted Rock State Natural Area is hosting a stargazing party!

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

Now – September 2  Witte Museum presents Survival:  the Exhbition.

DFW/North Texas

August 16-18  32nd Annual Highland Village Balloon Festival  Come out for the family fun activities and nightly balloon glow on Friday and Saturday night

Now – August 18th  UTA Planetarium offers daily movies for Summer, closed Mondays!

Now – September 21st  C. R. Smith Museum, Fort Worth invites you to come play at their Big Blue Blocks Exhibit!

Now – August 31st  Dallas Arboretum Dollar Days  Guest receive reduced admission during August!

September 1st  The Dublin Kitchen Sink Music Festival.

September 21st 11am – 5pm Trinity River Kite Festival 

September 27-29  McKinney Oktoberfest


Now – September 2  The Houston Zoo presents Dinosaurs with animatronic dinosaurs around the zoo!

August 24th The 33rd Annual AIA Sandcastle Building Competition in Galveston!

September 14th  Fall Fun Fest 2019 at Rosenberg Railroad Museum.

Waco/Central Texas

Now – Sept. 2  Bosque Resort Waterpark Summer End Pricing $10/person

Now – Sept. 1 Windy Winery in Brenham celebrates their Grape Harvest with a Grape Stomp each Saturday and Sunday!

Now – Sept 8  The Mayborn Museum Complex presents Be the Astronaut.

Oct. 5th  The Sirena Mermaid Festival in Salado!

Coastal Bend

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

August 17  Corpus Christi Museum Science and History presents How The Grinch Stole Back To School.

West Texas

Now – August 17th  The Musical TEXAS in Palo Duro Canyon State Park

East Texas 

August 31st  The Labor Day Red Grape Stomp and BBQ, Enoch’s Stomp Vineyard and Winery, Harleton

South Texas/South Padre Island/The Valley

Now – Labor Day  South Padre Island Birding Center daily Alligator Talks where visitors can watch alligator feeding, demonstrations and even hold a live gator!