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Written by Jane Kellogg Murray

While you’re on the road hunting for newly sprouted wildflowers this weekend, consider adding these weekend activities to your to-do list, including the Liberty Jubilee Festival and the International Friendship Festival in Eagle Pass—“where yee-haw meets olé.”

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Go wild with the wildflowers at Jasper’s Azalea Festival, catch a concert during the final weekend of SXSW in Austin, and grab the luck of the Irish at St. Patrick’s Day events across the state.

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From raucous block parties to traditional Celtic dancing, it doesn’t take the luck of the Irish to find the perfect way to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Texas. Grab your green, say your Irish goodbye and head to as many of these locales as you can manage so you can celebrate with the best of ’em.

dutchoven2Texas has plenty to offer travelers this weekend, whether you intend to join the SXSW circus taking over Austin, or you plan to wander far away from the hubbub and dive into events of a slower pace across the state this weekend—like the Llano Earth Art Fest, Houston’s River Oaks Garden Club Azalea Trail, and The Best Little Cowboy Gathering in Texas.

12901052 1737026259852399 7703005371157531243 oWith a bevy of festivals celebrating all sorts of things—oysters, Texas’ independence, fiddles, kites, lanterns—the spring festival season warm-up commences now.

mardigras galvestonFrom early-blooming flowers to Mardi Gras festivities happening across the state, make sure February goes out with a bang this weekend.

CharroParade0Make the most of your President’s Day weekend—and Mardi Gras weekend!—with these fun activities across the state.

WBCA Carnival 3If you feel like getting out of town this pre-Valentine’s weekend, take a gander at this weekend’s activities—you could be enjoying a “Sweetheart Safari” dinner in Glen Rose or a burlesque tribute to Prince at Austin’s historic Paramount theater.

 Mardi Gras Galveston04Texans will have their own slice of N’awlins at Mardi Gras festivities across the state.

SPI Kite FestIn case you need the motivation, here are 10 stellar reasons to get out of bed this weekend—from South Padre Island’s annual Kite Fest to Super Bowl events galore all across Houston.

CHIFFONS American BandstandLooking for some weekend fun? We have a few ideas. This Friday, Super Bowl week kicks off in Houston with free concerts galore. On Saturday, it’s all about the rooster in Dallas at this year’s Chinese New Year Festival. And on Sunday, WWE’s Royal Rumble returns to the Alamodome in San Antonio for the first time in 20 years. All this and more is in our list of things to do.

xuStill haven't ironed out your weekend plans? We have plenty of fun event ideas that can take your mind to someplace new.

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