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Things To Do in Texas This Weekend: Aug. 17-19

Written by , published August 13, 2018

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Rounding up this weekend's best events—from the Texas Ranch Roundup in Wichita Falls, to Austin's annual Bat Fest.

Texas Ranch Roundup

Wichita Falls: Aug. 17-18
It all started here...the original Ranch Rodeo. The event showcases top historic Texas ranches, the hard work of the real working cowboy, and every facet of ranch life. Ranches will compete in chuckwagon cooking, cowboy art, and of course, real ranch events. Friday and Saturday night enjoy real cowboy action as teams compete in bronc riding, calf doctoring, team branding, team penning, and wild cow milking. 

North Texas Fair & Rodeo

Denton: Aug. 17-25
Known throughout the Southwest as a leader in bringing the hottest country music talent to the North Texas area each August, the fair offers professional and youth rodeos, livestock exhibitions, a premier midway, and exciting exhibits. 

Smokey Bear's Birthday Party

Beaumont: Aug. 18
Join the Fire Museum of Texas in celebrating Smokey Bear's birthday. 

Keep Brownsville Beautiful Resaca Clean Up

Brownsville: Aug. 18
Help keep waterways clean while learning about the importance of litter prevention, waste reduction, and how to maintain Texas waterways so they remain clean and beautiful. 

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Bat Fest

Austin: Aug. 18
Celebrate the 1.5 million Mexican free-tailed bats who emerge from under the Congress Avenue Bridge at dusk—the largest urban bat colony in the world—at this 14th annual festival. 

Bird Banding

Lake Jackson: Aug. 18
Volunteers collect baseline data on bird populations at the Gulf Coast Bird Observatory. The banding station is an excellent opportunity to see birds up-close and to learn all the birds of the Brazosport area. 

Crabbing 101 at Sea Rim State Park

Port Arthur: Aug. 18
Learn from the pros at Sea Rim State Park showing off 5 miles of natural beach along the Gulf of Mexico. Visit the marsh side for paddle trails. 

TSA Youth Sailing Rockin' Rockport

Rockport: Aug. 18-19
Rockport Yacht Club will bring its third TSA-sanctioned youth sailing Regatta to Rockport featuring potentially 90 boats. 

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