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The joys of Texas wildflower season in the spring are well known, but fewer are familiar with the colorful array of carefully cultivated blooms celebrated each fall in East Texas. 


The "Cheeseburger Capital of Texas" hosts its 10th annual Cheeseburger Festival in City Park on July 18.


Looking for a way to beat the heat and keep the kids entertained this summer? Starting June 13, the Perot Museum of Nature and Science in Dallas welcomes a special exhibit in addition to its normal collection of fascinating features.


It’s time to strike up the band, find your finest red-white-and-blue outfit and raise your flags high for some Texas-sized fun for America’s birthday! The Lone Star State is ready to commemorate the occasion in style—here’s a roundup of some of the cities across the state that shared their celebration plans with us. 


If you’re often left scratching your head over a gift for dad this time of year, what about making him feel like a kid again? The sixth-annual Marble Falls Soapbox Classic gives adults a chance to relive the adventure of childhood with homemade racecar competitions on Father’s Day weekend, June 19-21.


Many think of Memorial Day weekend as the unofficial start of summer, but it’s also meant to be a time to honor those who have died in U.S. military service. Luckily, if you're planning a trip, there are plenty of events and activities where you can pay respects on your way to a fun weekend.

CrabFestMother’s Day gifts are great, but many moms will tell you that what they really want is to just spend some time with their kids. Why not do both by taking her on a trip to do some shopping, or maybe just enjoying a glass of wine or a festive event? Here are some ideas for activities going on this Mother’s Day weekend across the state:


Whether you know them as a crawfish, crawdads, crayfish, mudbugs or otherwise, it’s the season for these tasty crustacean critters, and numerous festivals are here to celebrate!  Here are just a few picks from our event listings to get your mouth watering.

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This year marks Texas' 179th birthday, and several events across the state make fun places to join the celebration (and maybe soak up a little history, too).


Looking for a more creative way to treat your sweetie this Valentine’s Day than giving the typical store-bought card, candy or flowers? Feb. 14 is on a Saturday this year, meaning there’s ample time for a getaway to enjoy each other’s company for more than just dinner. Here are a few ideas for special events happening across Texas—as always, be sure to call ahead and make reservations or buy tickets in advance to make sure all goes smoothly.



For Mardi Gras fun, there’s no need to drive to the state next door—there are beads and bon temps galore at many events right here in Texas.


December’s arrival means hometown holiday festivals are lighting up almost every community across Texas, large and small.

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