When to Come


With a high in the mid 50s and lows in the 30s in the winter and highs in the 90s in the peak of the summer, Dallas/Ft. Worth is a perfect destination all year round.


Events Calendar


June 2019


1-9 College Station: Grand Canyon Photographs: Celebrating the Centennial 1919-2019 – George H.W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, this photography exhibit will feature some interesting “vintage looking” panoramic images shot on film, as well as some night photography shot with modern digital equipment, 979-691-4000 or Bush41.org


1-9 College Station: Selections from the Rona and Martin Schneider Collections of Late 19th and Early 20th Century American and European Fine Art Prints – Forsyth Galleries, uart.tamu.edu


1-15 Irving: Texas and Neighbors 34th Annual Regional Art Exhibition – Irving Arts Center, this prestigious competition features work by artists from Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Arkansas and New Mexico, IrvingArtsCenter.com


1-29 Fort Worth: Real Bulls, Not Steel Bulls – Billy Bob’ s Texas, every Friday and Saturday nights, the real bull riding inside the facility separated Billy Bob’s from any other club in the world, BillyBobsTexas.com


1-29 Grand Prairie: Farmers Market – Main Street, every Saturday Farmers Market offers different events, food, treats and fun, VisitGrandPrairietx.com


1-29 McKinney: Farmers Market – Chestnut Square, every Saturday, fresh fruits & vegetables, live plants, baked goods, artisan crafts, free ranged meats, pony rides, entertainment and more, 972-562-8790 or ChestnutSquare.org


1-29 Waco: Waco Downtown Farmers Market – Waco Downtown Farmer’s Market, a variety of vendors featuring the best local agricultural producers and artisan vendors within 150-miles of Waco, Wacoheartoftexas.com


1 – 07/07 Irving: Roz Chast: Selections from Cartoon Memories – Irving Arts Center, Cartoon Memoirs has been organized by the Norman Rockwell Museum out of Stockbridge, Ma. IrvingArtsCenter.com


1 – 08/18 College Station: Represented: Celebrating Diversity in American Art – J. Wayne Stark Galleries, examples from the university’s collections, this exhibition will focus on African-American, Hispanic-American, Asian-American, and Native American artists, Uart.tamu.edu


1 – 08/31 Fort Worth: Launchpad: Apollo 11 Promises Kept – Fort Worth Museum Science and History, fifty years ago, Apollo astronauts set foot upon the Moon, through artifacts and experiences, Launchpad: Apollo 11 Promises Kept commemorates the milestone anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing and introduces V-Drome 2020, an exciting 4-D theatrical experience, fortworthmuseum.org


1 – 12/07/19 Palestine: Market Days Farmer’s Market – Main Street, the first Saturday of each month, shop for fruits, veggies, handmade items, jewelry, art, flowers, seeding trees, local honey, jam, jelly, Food Truck will be on-site, 800-659-3484 or VisitPalestine.com


3 – 08/09 Irving: We Will Rock You: Art Adventure Camp – Irving Arts Center, for more than 25 years, Irving Arts Center’s summer art program has provided opportunities for kids to experience a wide variety of art disciplines through hands-on learning from professional instructors and artists, IrvingArtsCenter.com


4 – 08/01 McKinney: Prairie Adventure Camps – Chestnut Square, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 7 years to 14 years of age, old fashion camp, fun and games, weaving, marbles and jacks, pie making butter churning and a lot of fun, ChestnutSquare.org


6 Waco: Stars Over Texas Jamboree: Legends of Country – Lee Lockwood Library & Museum, a monthly family style musical jamboree, country, oldies, gospel and bluegrass music are featured, Wacoheartoftexas.com


7 Palestine: Pints in the Pines – Texas State Railroad, savor the rich flavors of an amber harvest while drinking in the scenery and leisurely pace of a train ride, during this adult-only event, TexasStateRailRoad.net


7 Waco: First Friday – Downtown Waco, on the First Friday of every month, businesses in downtown Waco join together to offer specials, extended hours, live music and much more, Wacoheartoftexas.com


7-8 Cleburne: Cleburne Shakespeare In The Park – Winston Patrick McGregor Park, an outdoor event, come enjoy Shakespeare’s incredible work “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”, bring your lawn chairs & coolers, food trucks will be available, 817-645-2455 or VisitCleburne.com


7-28 Denison: Music on Main – Heritage Park, every Friday, relaxed concert in lawn setting, bring your blankets or lawn chairs, vendors on site for food and refreshments, 903-465-1551 or Denisontexas.us


7 – 09/27 Palestine: Romance on the Rails – Texas Rail Railroad, the Piney Woods comes alive with the luminous glow of moon-kissed skies on this popular Date Night train ride offered on select Friday evenings, TexasStateRailroad.net


8 Palestine: Wiggy Thump Festival – Anderson County Youth Livestock Arena, Over the last ten years Whiskey Myers has cemented themselves into the Texas, Red Dirt, and Southern Rock scenes — playing sold out shows from Texas to the UK; and up and down both US coasts, VisitPalestine.com


8 Cleburne: Jcsp Prca Rodeo Kick-Off – Johnson County Sheriff’s Posse Fair Grounds, the 5th annual Classic Car Show and try-outs for the kid’s mutton busting, stick horserodeo & county team roping. Don’t miss the Backyard Grill Master cook-off contestants will grill an appetizer, steak & chicken, 817-648-1434 or VisitCleburne.com


8 Fort Worth: Bubble Festival – Fort Worth Museum Science and History, beat the heat this summer with a sudsy good time! Learn basic bubble science like what makes the best bubble solution, how to create your own bubble wand at home and why soap bubbles form, fortworthmuseum.org


12 College Station: Bush Birthday Tribute – George H.W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum, honor the 95th birthday of President Bush on June 12. The event will also serve as a tribute to Mrs. Bush and 94th birthday on June 8, with free birthday cake, popcorn, and refreshments in the rotunda, bush41.org


12-15 Cleburne: JCSP PRCA – Rodeo Johnson County Sheriff’s Posse Fair Grounds, consists of varied activities including calf roping, bull riding, mutton bustin, car show, and the annual crowning of the JCSP Rodeo Queen, 817-648-1434 or VisitCleburne.com


13 – 08/11 College Station: Cutting In: Intaglio Prints from the TAMU Collections – J. Wayne Stark Galleries, this exhibition will explore various intaglio printmaking techniques including etchings, engravings, aquatints, mezzotints, and drypoints using artworks in the university’s collections, Uart.tamu.edu


15 Fort Worth: Boz Scaggs, Billy Bob’s Texas – Appropriate timing with Scaggs’ new album Out of the Blues, since the blues is what first sparked his five-decade musical career, BillyBobsTexas.com


15 Palestine: Dogwood Jamboree -”Livin On Country” – Palestine High School Auditorium, a Branson style Country Music Show filled with family fun, laughter and great classic country music from some of the best artists anywhere, VisitPalestine.com


15 – 09/01 College Station: Spectrum: The Runyon Collection in Color – Forsyth Galleries, take a fresh look at the collection through the lens of color. Spectrum separates objects by color but invites viewers to come together and learn, see, and do through color, Uart.tamu.edu


15 – 01/05/20 College Station: Wit and Humor: American Political Cartoons – George H.W. Bush Presidential Library & Museum, featuring original artworks and artifacts, including collections from the Library of Congress, Wit and Humor will show how cartoons have changed since the early days of the Republic, bush41.org


16 Palestine: Father’s Day Brunch – Texas State Railroad, enjoy a birds-eye view of this springtime show, an attentive porter serves a complimentary Champagne or sparkling cider toast upon boarding, TexasRailroad.net


16 – 09/15 Fort Worth: Monet The Late Years – Kimbell Art Museum, featuring more than 50 glorious paintings of Monet’s Giverny garden that reveal the radical artistic innovation of the painter’s last decade, 817-332-8451 or visit kimbellart.org


21 Fort Worth: Science on Tap: Grown-up Summer Camp – Fort Worth Museum Science and History, It’s time for some grown-up fun at the Museum! Who says only kids get to go to camp?! Trade out your bug spray for brews, and get ready for an adventure at Science on Tap: Grown-Up Summer Camp, great outdoors, fortworthmuseum.org


22 Paris: 60th Annual Paris Rodeo – Paris & Lamar County Fairgrounds, past queens and princesses are encouraged to dust off their sashes and shine up their boots as the committee plans to recognize them when this year’s crowns are placed on new hats, ParisTexas.com


22 – 07/14 Irving: The Four Seasons: An Exhibition of Paintings and Flowers – Irving Arts Center, presented by the Association of Oriental Arts (TAO Arts), IrvingArtsCenter.com


28 Palestine: Wines in the Pines – Texas State Railroad, wine, chocolate, and romance… makes a perfect evening! These adult-only evening excursions offer the merriment of wine and chocolate under the ambience of a Texas skyscape, TexasStateRailRoad.net


29 – 30 Cleburne: Cleburne Dragon Boat Festival – Lake Pat, family fun event with races, vendors, entertainment and more, 817-645-2455 or VisitCleburne.com