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

Events subject to change. Please visit event links for latest updates.


September 2023


1-2 Palestine: 47TH Annual Bluegrass Festival – Grapeland, music, theatre, family fun, visitpalestine.com


1-10 College Station: Global Vistas – J. Wayne Stark Galleries, this exhibition highlights some of the unique and fascinating art from the university’s collections made by artists all around the world, uart.tamu.edu


1-24 College Station: Gas Lighting: An Exploration of Light & Shadow – Forsyth Galleries, this exhibition lowers and filters light to give viewers an idea of how paintings and decorative items might have looked in their original homes in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, contrasted with similar items lit in a modern manner, art.tamu.edu


1-29 Fort Worth: Happy Hour – Kimbell Art Museum, every Friday enjoy live music and a selection of beverages and snacks available for purchase, kimbellart.org


1-30 Irving: Creating for Change – Irving Arts Center, this exhibit features art created by Irving Arts Center Teen Ambassadors and Volunteers, irvingartscenter.com


1-10/04 Fort Worth: Kimbell at 50 – Kimbell Art Museum, learn about the history of the Museum, onsite visitors can explore the digital presentation, kimbellart.org


1-10/14 Waco: Hermès in the Heart of Texas: The Art of Kermit Oliver – Art Center Waco, exhibition of wearable art, a 30-year collaboration between Waco Artist, Kermit Oliver, and French Fashion House, Hermès, the humble artist, created sixteen silk scarf designs for Hermès, each one a vibrant and intricate depiction of American culture and history, wacoheartoftexas.com


1-10/28 Irving: Works by Benjamin Munoz – Irving Arts Center, Dallas-based multi-disciplinary artist whose practice spans painting, installation, and monumental printmaking. Muñoz grew up in the vibrant Chicano culture of Corpus Christi, Texas, which boasts the country’s largest Day of the Dead celebration, lowriders show, and unique food culture, irvingartscenter.com


1-01/02/24 College Station: Honor, Courage, Commitment: Marine Corps Art – George H.W. Bush Presidential Library & Museum, visitors will experience works of art by combat artists, focusing on Marine Corps service immediately following the Vietnam War through recent years, bush41.org


1-04/28/24 College Station: A Spirit Can Ne’er Be Told… A Century of Aggie Football Exhibit – George H.W. Bush Presidential Library & Museum, Texas A&M football has shaped traditions, forged camaraderie for generations of fans, and embodied a spirit that even presidents of the United States embraced, especially George H.W. Bush, bush41.org


2-30 Grand Prairie: Farmers Market – Downtown Grand Prairie, Saturdays featuring locally grown fruits and vegetables, plants, tamales, baked goods, salsas, dips, relishes, eggs, honey, chips, soaps, candles and more, visitgrandprairietx.com


2-30 Greenville: Greenville Farmers Market – Market Square, our Farmer’s Market is very special and unique, because everything sold there is grown or made in Texas. Find the most delicious seasonal produce, as well as local honey, eggs, jams, pickles, nuts, breads, sweets, locally roasted coffee, plants and more, ci.greenville.tx.us


2-30 Palestine: Palestine Farmers Market – Spring Street, local farmers have plenty of goodies to share as well as plants, meat, eggs, crafts, jams, and pickles, visitpalestine.com


2-30 Waco: Waco Farmers Market – Downtown, every Saturday a variety of vendors featuring local producers within 150-miles, wacoheartoftexas.com


8-30 Palestine: Piney Wood Express Diesel – Texas State Railroad, this excursion takes passengers on a journey through the impressive Piney Woods of East Texas and 135 years of history. Unplug for an experience where history, nature and adventure meet, visitpalestine.com


9-11/4 Irving: Vaquero: Genesis of the Texas Cowboy (photographs by Bill Wittliff – Irving Arts Center, Wittliff captures the muscle, sweat, and drama behind a way of life that now exists only in memory and in the photographs included in this exhibition, irvingartscenter.com


9-11/25 Irving: Over, Beyond, Between: Landscape and the Transcendent (paintings by Dawn Waters Baker)  – Irving Arts Center, through her art, Baker captures the emotional and spiritual landscape, translating our shared human story, irvingartscenter.com


10 Grand Prairie: Fiestas Patrias – Traders Village, fun with the whole family, live music all day long, food, entertainment, visitgrandprairietx.com


13-14 Irving: Esther the Musical – Irving Arts Center, Esther the Musical includes beloved songs from the past like Irving Berlin’s “Puttin’ On the Ritz” and the classic “Trumpet Voluntary” to the current release “BAD” from Royal Deluxe. Coming to life on stage this battle for good and evil, love and courage from ancient times still rings true, irvingartscenter.com


15 Greenville: Lee Street Jamboree – Thompson Square, concert, bounce houses, food, music, family fun, ci.greenville.tx.us


15 – 10/01 Waco: Fall Fest Weekends – Camp Fimfo, autumn fun begins with two weekends of seasonal drinks, activities, and crafts, wacoheartoftexas.com


16 Grand Prairie: Epic Art & Music Festival – EpicCentral, see DFW’s newest entertainment district, it’s a weekend of creativity, art, and music – where festival grounds will be brimming with artistic flair, visitgrandprairietx.com


16-02/04/24 Irving: Popol Vuh: The Sacred Book of the Quiche – Irving Archives Museum, featuring 65 original artworks by artists Jaime Arredondo, irvingarchivesandmuseum.com


16-02/04/24 Irving: Fashion of Ballet Folklorico: Expressing Mexican Culture through Dance – Irving Archives Museum, featuring traditional outfits used for ballet, the exhibition highlights several states across Mexico and regalia used in dances, irvingarchivesandmuseum.com


17 Fort Worth: My Americas – Kimbell Art Museum, Mexico: Fiesta of the Pastorelas/Guatemala: Holy Week, understand the diverse cultures, customs, and spiritualities of populations across different regions, kimbellart.org


17-01/07/24 Irving: The Art of Quilting – Irving Archives Museum, an exhibition featuring twenty-five years of quilting by the Irving Quilt Guild,  irvingarchivesandmuseum.com


21-12/16 College Station: The Artistic Legacy of Buck Schiwetz – J. Wayne Stark Galleries, provides a long-overdue examination of this important Texas artist and his legacy, uart.tamu.edu


23 Grand Prairie: Flowapalooza – Epic Waters Indoor Waterpark, enjoy family-friendly fun with arts and crafts booths, local food trucks, live music, and activities for all ages, visitgrandprairietx.com


29-10/22 Dallas: State Fair of Texas – Fair Park, annual state fair, rides, fair food, 100 daily things to do, livestock, concerts, auto show, concerts and more, bigtex.com


30-12/15 College Station: 5 Senses 4 Seasons – Forsyth Galleries, the focus is on North American handcrafted functional items, uart.tamu.edu