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Free Things to Do in Texas This Weekend: Sept. 29-Oct. 1

Written by , published September 28, 2017


It doesn't cost much to enjoy a weekend in Texas. If you're on the hunt for free fun, head to these events across the state—including a Halloween-themed instrumental concert, a classic fair, and a beach fundraiser.

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Find more exciting things to do using the Texas Highways Events Calendar database.

Texas Heritage Music Day and Community Concert

Kerrville: Sept. 29

There’s a lot to love at this day of live music hosted by the Texas Heritage Music Foundation. In addition to hearing performances by famed artists Lloyd Maines and Terri Hendrix, there will be poetry readings, the Texas Camel Corps, and trick roper Kevin Fitzpatrick.

Trinity Community Fair and Youth Livestock Auction

Trinity: Sept. 29-30

Enjoy this old-fashioned fair that includes fine art, a parade, bands, a livestock auction, exhibits on different arts and crafts such as quilting, canning, and all the typical carnival fun.

MET Season Kickoff Performance

Houston: Sept. 30

To kick off its 22nd season, METdance, a multi-functional contemporary dance company, holds a free performance at Levy Park. Get a sneak peek at what the organization has to offer this year.

Galveston Cares

Galveston: Sept. 30-Oct. 1

In support of Hurricane Harvey relief efforts, the city is offering a weekend of free beach access, parking, and trolley services. Other fun and free activities include a family obstacle course on Stewart Beach, an evening fireworks show, and an open mic event at the Grand 1894 Opera house. Voluntary donations will be accepted at the beach gates.

Chills & Thrills Free Fall Band Concert

McKinney: Oct. 1

McKinney residents, who moonlight as musicians, take the Courtroom Theatre stage as the all-volunteer McKinney Community Band. To celebrate the Halloween season, they’ll be playing spooky favorites from Harry Potter and Star Wars. Feel free to bring young children, who will have the opportunity to participate in an instrument “petting zoo” during the show. 

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