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Things To Do in Texas This Memorial Day Weekend: May 26-29

Written by , published May 24, 2017

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We're heading into a holiday weekend—the unofficial kickoff to summer. Here are 10 ways to get the most of your Memorial Day weekend, including a PGA tournament stop in Fort Worth, a tribute to Elvis at Southfork Ranch, and a folksy fest in Kerrville.

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

Memorial Day

Events across the state remember those who served in the armed forces.

Dean & DeLuca Invitational

Fort Worth: May 22-28
This annual PGA golf tournament, held at the lush Colonial Country Club, is continually ranked as one of the best stops on the tour. 

Tejano Conjunto Festival

San Antonio: May 24-28
This festival brings together as many as 10,000 revelers from all over Texas and across the world for five days of music and dancing at the historic Guadalupe Theater and Rosedale Park in San Antonio. 


Kerrville Folk Festival

Kerrville: May 25-Jun. 11
More than 100 international songwriters and their bands head to the Texas Hill Country for this folksy festival at Quiet Valley Ranch.

Southwest Gourd Fine Art Show

Kerrville: May 25-Jun. 25
Artists use gourds instead of clay to sculpt their masterpieces in this national competition at the Kerr Arts and Cultural Center.

Art on the Greene

Arlington: May 26-28
Tents showcasing the artistic talent of some 100 artists will dot Richard Greene Linear Park. Bring a chair to sit on while you enjoy live music. 

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Texas' Tribute to Elvis Festival

Parker: May 26-28
Elvis appreciators and impersonators head to the famous Southfork Ranch for a panel discussion on Elvis, special guests, concerts, parties, and more. The winner of the festival's Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest will represent Texas at the contest in Memphis during Elvis Week 2017. 

Bandera ProRodeo

Bandera: May 26-28
The Cowboy Capital of the World hosts three nights of action-packed rodeo action featuring the top cowboys in the nation, mutton bustin' for the little ones, and nationally recognized entertainment. This weekend you can also catch the town's Funtier Days Parade, a parade followed by an arts and crafts fair downtown.

Crawfish Festival

Fredericksburg: May 26-28
An annual three-day festival dedicated to live music, entertainment, great food—including plenty of crawfish, a carnival for the kids, and fun inspired by all things Cajun.

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Neon Desert Music Festival

El Paso: May 27-28
Taking place over 15 city blocks in the heart of downtown El Paso, encompassing two city parks—Cleveland Square Park and San Jacinto Plaza—the festival light up the southwestern skies in neon and welcomes headlining performances from Hardwell, Foster the People, J Balvin, Alesso, Nelly, and more.


Lago Vista: May 27
A free event that will feature hundreds of colorful sailboats, a full slate of live music, some of Austin’s finest food truck cuisine, and more than 50 booths displaying fine arts and crafts. Bring a swimsuit and take a dip in Lake Travis during the fest.

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