The nightlife scene continues to heat up on Austinâ€™s Rainey Street, a former residential byway in the shadow of downtown. Transformed in recent years with bars, restaurants, and food trucks, Rainey Street draws crowds interested in craft cocktails, local beers, and food ranging from authentic Oaxacan fare (at El Naranjo) to Indian (at Gâ€™Raj Mahal). And now, Rainey Street boasts Austinâ€™s first food truck devoted to Southeast Asian Noodles, DFG Noodles.
Some Texas rivers are running too low for good floating, but a few waterways are flowing well enough for tubing or boating, according to the National Weather Serviceâ€™s Texas River Recreation Advisoryfor this weekend.
The International Accordion Festival is back.
After the Emancipation Proclamation went into effect in 1863, itÂ took two and a half years for the word that slaves were freeÂ to make it toÂ Texas. The date that a Union general announced the news in Galveston on June 19, 1865â€”now known as Juneteenthâ€”is marked with celebrations across the state during the next two weekends.
Dallas may not be the first city that comes to mind when you think of seafaring activities, but backers of the proposed Dallas Maritime Museum say the city would be a fitting host for the facility.
Now that Texas Highways' July story on Austin has hit the stands, I'm reminded that one of my favorite â€˜restaurant rowsâ€™ in town is an admittedly unattractive stretch ofÂ Lamar Boulevard north of 183, where you can find dozens of interesting restaurants serving Vietnamese, Korean, Chinese, Pakistani, and Indian fare.
One of Texas' biggest zydeco trail rides is coming up this weekend in Beaumont at the Bill Pickett Trail Riders 9th Annual Trail Ride, Zydeco Festival & Rodeo.
Lamar Blvd. Pedestrian Bridge
TH's July issue features a day in Austin from three of our editors, each exploring some of the Capital City's favorite tourist spots from a local's perspective. I for one am experiencing Austin from a somewhat unusual vantage point: that of a longtime resident staying in a vacation rental while my new home is being completed.
Before the April explosion at the West Fertilizer plant, the town of West was best known for its Czech heritage and cultureâ€”both of which are celebrated annually on Labor Day weekend at Westfest.
(Fireworks explode over Waterway Square at the Memorial Day Weekend Celebration in The Woodlands./Photo courtesy of The Woodlands CVB)
Memorial Day kicks off the unofficial start of summer with a full roster of hot events this weekend.
Just north of Houston, The Woodlands boasts two nights of dazzling fireworks displays in Waterway Square on Saturday and Sunday at their Memorial Day Weekend Celebration. Families can enjoy live music and other activities from 6-9 p.m. before the sky lights up.
Granbury officials say theirÂ big Memorial Day Celebration will go on as planned after a devastating tornado ripped through the edge of town last week. The Historic Granbury Square was untouched, and the city is welcoming visitors Saturday through Monday for live music, contests, arts and crafts, ceremonies and more. This yearâ€™s theme is â€œBalconies, Bands and Boats.â€
And in Kerrville, itâ€™s a great time to take in the local art and music scene while the Kerrville Folk Festival and several art shows cross paths. The Texas State Arts and Crafts Fair and the Texas Masters of Fine Art and Craft Show both stay only for Memorial Day weekend, but the music festival goes through June 9.Â If you go,Â be sure to make time for the Southwest Gourd Fine Art Show and other exhibits at the Kerr Arts and Cultural Center.
Other events coming upÂ this holiday weekend include:
Anthony: KLAQ Balloon Fiesta
Dallas: Dallas International Festival
El Paso: Neon Desert Music Festival
Ennis: National Polka Festival
Farmers Branch: Liberty Fest
Fort Worth: Crowne Plaza Invitational
Fredericksburg: Crawfish Festival
Rockport: Rockport Festival of Wines
San Antonio: Memorial Day Arts and Crafts Show