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Written by Jane Kellogg Murray

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After the longest day of the year rolls around on Thursday, there's still time to enjoy the long days of summer with watermelon seed-spitting contests in Luling, a wacky festival and race through Austin, and the oldest outdoor musical in Texas.

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The upcoming weekend features the Galveston Cajun Festival, fishing tournaments, a western swing festival, Stonewall's Peach Jamboree and Rodeo, and more.

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June is cooking up some delicious events this weekend, including the Chisholm Trail Roundup in Lockhart featuring the Barbecue Capital of Texas Championship Cookoff, the Czech Kolache Klobase Festival, and the Texas Blueberry Festival in Nacogdoches.


From the Neches River Rendezvous to the Round Top Music Festival, there’s plenty of summer fun to be had the first weekend of June.

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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, barbecue maestro Aaron Franklin's second annual Hot Luck Fest, and traditional charreada in Lewisville.

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Make the weekend count with our picks of the best festivals, concerts, and tournaments happening across the Lone Star State—from San Antonio's annual Culinaria Wine + Food Festival to the 34th annual Main Street Fest in Grapevine.

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Spend this Mother's Day weekend at one of these family friendly events—including the annual Texas Crab Festival, Beaumont's Maypole Festival, and a fun run through the scenic flower fields of Wildseed Farms.

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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.

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Close out the month of April with Galveston's Third Coast Music Festival (featuring the infamous Galveston Island Beach Revue), the Big Bend Open Road Race (the most challenging race of its kind in the U.S.), and Texas SandFest in Port Aransas—the largest master sand sculpting competition in the country.

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It's the busiest event weekend of the year—kicking off with Fiesta San Antonio, Fort Worth's Main Street Arts Festival, and the Old Settler’s Music Festival in Dale.

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While you’re on the road hunting for bloomin' bluebonnets this weekend, consider adding these weekend activities to your to-do list, including the wacky Houston Art Car Parade, the Poteet Strawberry Festival, and Schulenburg Sausagefest.

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More events than you can shake a stick at—Galveston's first Tall Ships Challenge, the kickoff weekend for the Scarborough Renaissance Festival in Waxahachie, wildflower celebrations, and more.

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