4–13 - Eagle Pass
INTERNATIONAL FRIENDSHIP FESTIVAL...
This celebrated border festival presents carnival rides at
Shelby Park, sporting events, downtown parade, Noches
Mexicanas with live entertainment, and a variety of food &
other booths at Shelby Park. Toll free 1-888-355-3224.
1–2 – Ingleside
ROUND-UP DAYS FESTIVAL...
This hometown event takes place in the middle of town and
right off of Hwy. 361 at N. O. Simmons Park. Come out and help
celebrate our 42nd year with a parade, carnival, live
entertainment by Kevin Fowler, La Mafia & many more. Also
enjoy vendors, a wing eating contest & more. For more
information, contact Ingleside Chamber of Commerce: (361)
776-2906, or go to
1,2,3 – Tomball
15th ANNUAL GERMAN HERITAGE FESTIVAL...
Celebrate German OktoberFest in April with 200 street vendors,
arts/crafts, 4 stages of live music, carnival, fireworks,
antique shops, food, beer & bike rally in Old Downtown. Free
admission/parking. Free shuttles from Tomball Regional
Hospital. Sponsored by Tomball Sister City Org.
www.tomballsistercity.org. Vendors welcome! Grady
Martin (281) 379-6844 or
2 – Weslaco
TEXAS ONION FEST...
Salutes the Texas Sweet Onion developed in Weslaco. Features
an onion-eating contest, musical entertainment, dancing horse
shows, arts & crafts, car show, children’s events, culinary
stage, kiddie rides and an onion recipe contest at Weslaco
City Park. (956) 968-2102.
8,9,10 – Poteet
69th ANNUAL POTEET STRAW-BERRY FESTIVAL...
Includes 14 areas of continuous family entertainment,
featuring Aaron Watson and Pesado in concert, nightly dances,
specialty acts, rodeo, arts & crafts, children’s area,
delicious food, and carnival. (888) 742-8144.
15–17 - Angleton
BRAZORIA COUNTY CRAWFISH FESTIVAL...
Held at MSR Houston Motor Speedway. Enjoy tons of boiled
crawfish, carnival games & rides, kid's events, go-karts, and
two stages of blues, zydeco, country and classic rock musical
entertainment. Don't miss the iguana & armadillo races, Splash
Dogs, and crawfish & funnel cake eating contests. Visit
or call (281) 802-2656.
16–17 - Lake Jackson
Celebrate birding with seminars, nature tours, and a
spectacular Birds of Prey show, as more than 600 species of
springtime birds migrate throughout the Brazosport coastal
area. For more details: (866) 403-5829 or
23 - La Porte
SAN JACINTO DAY FESTIVAL AND BATTLE
This year celebrates the 180th anniversary of one of the most
exciting and significant Texas History events. Enjoy family
entertainment, living history demonstrations, kid’s area &
Texas-themed vendors at La Porte, near Houston.. Free. Open
29–30 - La Porte
60th ANNUAL SYLVAN BEACH FESTIVAL...
Experience arts and crafts, carnival rides, pageants, a
parade, live entertainment & kid’s events. Historical Sylvan
Beach Park on scenic Galveston Bay. Park opens 10am.
29–May 1 - Port Aransas
One of the largest Master Sand Sculpting Competitions in the
USA! Amateurs and families participate in open competitions.
Enjoy the invigorating sun and surf and spend the week-end
enjoying great food, accommodations, entertainment and island
shops of all kinds. More than 100,000 attendees enjoy Texas
39–30 & May 1 and May 6–8 Old Town Spring - 30th TEXAS
CRAWFISH & MUSIC FESTIVAL...
Enjoy a grand Cajun heaven with “tons” of crawfish served up
with a wide variety of continuous musical entertainment,
games, carnival rides, arts & crafts, and 150 permanent
village shops & venues. Old Town Spring and Preservation Park,
located 20 miles north of Houston. (281) 353-9310.
30 - Carrizo Springs
10th ANNUAL BULL-NANZA...
Honoring Law Enforcement Officers with this 9th Annual Bull
Riding event. Experience great bull riding thrills, a 6pm
mutton bustin’ & boot scramble for kids, food vendors and
dancing to live Country and Tejano music. Gates open at 5pm;
Bullride begins at 7pm. Carrizo Springs Rodeo Arena. For info,
call (830) 876-5205.
20–21 - Texas City
There’s fun for everyone in Texas City! Enjoy arts & crafts,
BBQ cook-off, Super Heroes Run By the Bay 5K/10K/Kids-K,
children’s activities, food, Friday night live entertainment
and much more! In its 29th year! Held at Mall of the Mainland.
www.texascitychamber.com. (409) 935-1408.
20–22 – Pasadena
43rd PASADENA STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL...Enjoy
three days of fabulous fun at the Pasadena Fairgrounds with
dozens of attractions, carnival rides, musical stage
entertainment, pageants, children’s activities, cook-offs,
wine tastings, vendors, tournaments, foods & much more. Free
parking & shuttle bus. RV hook-ups and camping available.
28–29 – Rockport
20th ANNUAL FESTIVAL OF WINE & FOOD...
The Texas Maritime Museum hosts wine tasting, wine seminars,
fine foods & entertainment on the Museum grounds. 4-11pm both
days. (361) 729-1271;
11 - East Bernard
CZECH KOLACHE-KLOBASE FESTIVAL...
Come to Riverside Hall for polka dancing, arts and crafts,
sausage and barbecue chicken, kiddie games, dancers, raffle
and cakewalk. (979) 531-9747 or (979) 335-7907.