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Things To Do in Texas This Weekend: May 4-6

Written by , published April 30, 2018

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Spring into Cinco de Mayo weekend with annual favorites like the Port Neches RiverFest, Plano's AsiaFest, and the 20th annual Lavender Festival at Becker Vineyards.


Port Neches: May 2-6
Tunnel boat races, live Texas country music, a carnival, food and craft vendors, an antique car show, and more at Port Neches River Front Park.

"Battle for Jefferson" Civil War Re-enactment

Jefferson: May 4-6
The largest Civil War re-enactment in the state of Texas, this event at Cypress River Ranch boasts two battles, a street dance, "Illumination" at Oakwood Cemetery, a parade, a street skirmish, a ladies' tea, an educational event for children, the Grande Ball, the "Presentation of Colors," and much more delighting crowds of all ages. Re-enactors camp throughout the historic town allowing visitors the opportunity to visit campsites and relive this important event in history. 

Wild West Brewfest

Katy: May 4-5
Includes a launch party Friday and a Saturday full of craft beers to try at Katy Mills Mall.

Deutsch-Texanischer Saengerbund Saengerfest

Houston: May 5
Experience the tradition of German singing at the 72nd annual event. Enjoy a presentation of various German choral pieces by German choirs from Austin, Dallas, Houston, New Braunfels, and San Antonio.

Wein & Saengerfest

New Braunfels: May 5
Along with wine and craft beer tasting, this free event offers a host of entertainment and activities that include continuous live music, a grape stomp, an artisan market, food seminars, a chef showdown, and activities for the kids—culminating with a street dance. 

Lavender Festival at Becker Vineyards

Stonewall: May 5-6
Celebrate everything lavender including vendors, cooking demonstrations, live music, and more at the 20th annual event. 

Red Dirt Barbecue Festival

Tyler: May 5
Celebrating its fifth anniversary, this event offers the best in Texas barbecue and Texas and Red Dirt music on the brick streets of downtown Tyler. 

Violet Crown Festival photo by Jennifer M. Ramos 1

Violet Crown Festival

Austin: May 5
This free art-filled festival is literally a walk in the park, with plenty of stops for music, food, shopping, and tons of free kids’ activities. The annual event showcases the best of local music, art and craft vendors, Austin food, neighborhood history and community resources, and family activities.


Fort Worth: May 5-6
Four days of live music, festival food, carnival rides, performing arts, pet adoptions, and more than 60 art and gift vendors at Trinity Park.


Plano: May 5
The 15th annual Asian-American heritage festival offers Asian food, fun, and music fo the entire family at Haggard Park. Numerous cultural demonstrations, performances, and vendors will provide a fun and engaging—and free—time for all.


Waco: May 5
In addition to enjoying their favorite animals at Cameron Park Zoo, kids can enjoy great food from local restaurants, play games of all kinds, get their face painted, play on water games, or just run through Grammy Nell's play area. 

Pedal Car Races

Wylie: May 6
More than 100 children select a unique car of their choice—provided and decorated by local merchants—and race down Ballard Avenue in heats of six. Winners receive trophies in two age brackets. Proceeds benefit area Special Olympics and historic downtown Wylie beautification.

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