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Things To Do in Texas This Weekend: July 21-23

Written by , published July 19, 2017

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It's going to be a hot one this weekend. So, what can you do to get your mind off the sizzling temps? Stare at the stars in Boerne, celebrate the National Day of the American Cowboy in Bandera or Amarillo, or cool off at Cool River Ranch near San Marcos for one of the most unique music festivals in the state: Float Fest.

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

Grilling at the Gage Summer Series

Marathon: July 22
A 2017 James Beard Award nominee and executive chef of Hugo’s Restaurant, Hugo Ortega, will journey to Marathon’s 12 Gage Restaurant this summer for this annual culinary series. Ortega will curate a menu featuring his award-winning specialties, served with wine and live music to follow.

Houston World Series of Dog Shows

Houston: July 19-23
The 40th annual canine extravaganza features agility and performance events, AKC conformation and breed judging, grooming contests, a designer doghouse competition, and McScotty Market with more than 230 vendors and breed specific rescue groups.

Star Party

Boerne: July 21
This astronomy-filled event will feature star experts with their telescopes for dazzling night-sky experiences. Meet near the pavilion at Boerne City Lake Park, no registration required. Bring blankets, chairs, and bug spray.

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National Day of the American Cowboy

Bandera: July 22
Festivities in the Cowboy Capital of Texas include a Lil' Wrangler Rodeo and a fiddlers competition during the day, and a Ranch Rodeo in the evening.

National Day of the Cowboy

Amarillo: July 22
Enjoy a day of family fun at the American Quarter Horse Hall of Fame and Museum, including craft projects, roping demonstrations, cowboy poetry, cowboy music, Charro heritage, and horseback rides.  

"Salado Legends"

Salado: July 22
Central Texas' favorite outdoor musical drama at Tablerock Amphitheater depicts life in Texas in the 1850s.

Texas Bluegrass Music Show and Jam

Bellville: July 22
Features live bluegrass music and food booths at the relaxing Coushatte Recreational Ranch.

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Float Fest

Martindale: July 22-23
Spend the weekend at Cool River Ranch near San Marcos, floating the river and enjoying one of the most unique music festivals in Texas.

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