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Things To Do in Texas This Weekend: Sept. 14-16

Written by , published September 10, 2018

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From Oklahoma! to the Texas-Oklahoma border, there's plenty to celebrate the weekend across the Lone Star State.


Houston: Sept. 11-23
In collaboration with the Houston Ballet, Theatre Under the Stars opens its 50th anniversary season in September with Rodgers and Hammerstein's timeless classic, which is celebrating its 75th anniversary. Based on Lynn Riggs’ play, Green Grow the LilacsOklahoma! centers on life in the early 1900s in the rural farmland of Oklahoma, and the love story between Curly and Laurey. 

Texas Oklahoma Fair

Wichita Falls: Sept. 11-15 
Amazing fair food is offered on the lighted Midway with exciting rides and games. On military night, all military personnel and their families are admitted free. Free admission to the livestock shows will be featured each evening and all day Saturday. All creative arts will be displayed through Saturday night inside the Exhibit Hall. 

GrapeFest—A Texas Wine Experience

Grapevine: Sept. 13-16 
At the 32nd annual festival, enjoy four days of family-friendly, festival fun at one of the largest wine festival in the Southwest. Free admission all day Thursday and until 5 p.m. Friday. 

HummerBird Celebration

Rockport: Sept. 13-16 
This 30th annual event celebrates the spectacular fall migration of the ruby-throated hummingbird through the area. The celebration is fun, educational and inspiring. There is something for everyone, from those who just enjoy birds to the more experienced birder. If you enjoy nature, or some aspect of it, then this event is for you. 

Blues Fest

Denton: Sept. 14-16 
Enjoy blues acts in a family-friendly outdoor setting along with kid-friendly activities, delicious festival food, and arts and crafts. 

Native American Pow Wow

Grand Prairie: Sept. 14-16 
Several hundred Native Americans, representing dozens of tribes from across the United States, will take part in this 55th annual celebration of their culture and heritage. The drums will beat for the dancers in full regalia of feathers, buckskin, bells, and beadwork competing for prize money and awards in eighteen different dance categories.

Tri-State Fair & Rodeo

Amarillo: Sept. 14-22 
The Tri-State Fair & Rodeo is the largest annual event each year in the Texas Panhandle averaging more than 130,000 people. In recent years, fair visitors have represented 36 states, several foreign countries and all 36 Panhandle counties. 

Washington County Fair

Brenham: Sept. 14-22
The Oldest fair in Texas offers a rodeo, carnival, live music, food, a variety of livestock shows, arts and crafts, special attractions, contests, commercial exhibits, and more.

Junior Texas Water Safari

San Marcos: Sept. 15 
This 16-mile water adventure provides a great opportunity for canoeists and kayakers to test their skills, gain experience in the water, and prepare for the big Texas Water Safari next summer in June. 

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Mermaid Week SMTX

San Marcos: Sept. 15-22 
This celebration highlights the mermaid as a symbol of guardianship for the San Marcos River with mermaid-themed activities throughout the city. Three primary events will make up the event: The Mermaid Ball (Sept. 21), The Downtown Mermaid Promenade (Sept. 22), and The Mermaid Aqua Faire—a river, music, environmental awareness and arts festival. The ball features live music, cocktails, glass-bottom boat tours accompanied by champagne, and dinner. The promenade begins at Cheatham Street and CM Allen Parkyway and travels through downtown. Mermaid Aqua Faire is after the promenade, and festivities include games, live music, an art market, food vendors, and speakers. 

¡Que Bueno! Taco Fest

Corpus Christi: Sept. 15 
An annual festival highlighting the taco and creative culture of this coastal city. At its core, ¡Que Bueno! is a food festival focused on tacos plus Mexican art and culture. 


San Angelo: Sept. 15 
See more waterlilies on display than at any other botanical garden in the U.S. at The International Waterlily Collection. There will be tours, seminars, a plant sale, food, and entertainment on site as well. A must-see event for enthusiasts, hobbyists, those who hybridize, photographers, and videographers. 

Indian Cultural Powwow

San Benito: Sept. 15 
Native American dancers representing various tribes will perform various styles of dance. The AC Woodland Singers, a southern drum group from the Alabama Coushatta reservation in East Texas, will be drumming and singing during the powwow. At certain times, the audience will be invited to interact and join the "circle" by participating in certain dances or festivities. Vendors will be available selling Native American crafts. There will also be food, raffles, cake walks, and other entertainment. Admission is free. 

Texas Bamboo Festival

Austin: Sept. 15-16 
Celebrate the wonders of bamboo at the 25th annual festival. Bamboo plants, crafts, poles, and beads will be for sale at Zilker Botanical Garden. Enjoy a silent auction, educational talks on bamboo maintenance and bamboo basics, and talk to bamboo experts on growing and using bamboo. 

Davy Crockett Festival

Ozona: Sept. 15 
Fun games, activities, food, arts and crafts, and shopping on Ozona's Historic Town Square in celebration of the namesake of Crockett County.

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