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Sun, Stages & Sizzle: Unveiling Texas’ Festival Season

Sun, Stages & Sizzle: Unveiling Texas’ Festival Season

Sun, Stages & Sizzle: Unveiling Texas’ Festival Season

Sun-bleached hair, the sweet twang of a Lone Star guitar lick, and the air thick with anticipation – that’s the magic of a Texas summer festival. Here, the heat isn’t just a weather report; it’s a feeling that pulsates through the crowd, a shared rhythm between the sizzling stage lights and the boots stompin’ on dusty ground. Forget buttoned-up concert halls – these festivals are sprawling celebrations of life under the wide-open Texas sky.

Beat the Texas Heat and Stay Groovin’ at Summer Festivals:

Texas summer festivals are a blast of music, community, and sunshine. But that Texas sun can be a real scorcher! Here are some tips to keep you safe, healthy, and ready to party all weekend long:

  • Hydration Hero: Pack a reusable water bottle and refill it constantly. Aim for more than you think you need – the heat zaps fluids fast!
  • Sun Smarts: Sunscreen is a must-have! Apply liberally (SPF 30 or higher) at least 30 minutes before heading out, and reapply every two hours, especially after sweating or swimming. Don’t forget a hat and sunglasses for extra protection.
  • Dress for Success: Lightweight, breathable clothing is your friend. Opt for natural fabrics like cotton or linen, and ditch the dark colors that absorb heat. Comfortable shoes are key – you’ll be doing a lot of walking and dancing!
  • Shade Seeker: Take advantage of shaded areas throughout the festival grounds. Pack a small umbrella or cooling towel for those moments when you need a quick escape from the sun.
  • Fuel Your Fun: Don’t skip meals! Pack snacks and healthy finger foods to keep your energy levels up. Avoid heavy meals that will sit heavy in your stomach.
  • Pace Yourself: It’s a marathon, not a sprint! Don’t overdo it on the alcohol, especially in the heat. Take breaks often, sit down, and rehydrate.
  • Buddy Up: Look out for your friends! Have a designated meeting spot and keep an eye on each other, especially if someone is feeling unwell.
  • Listen to Your Body: Know your limits. If you feel dizzy, lightheaded, or overly hot, seek shade immediately, drink water, and cool down.

By following these tips, you can stay safe, healthy, and ready to enjoy every minute of the Texas festival experience!

Texas Music Festivals- July 2024

7/1* – Denton July Jubilee – Denton

7/3* – League City July 3 Fireworks Extravaganza – League City

7/3* – Port Lavaca Star Spangled Bay Bash – Port Lavaca

7/3 – Irving Sparks and Stripes – Irving

7/3 – Barlett Fireworks Extravaganza – Barlett

7/3* – Lights on the Lake – Sherman

7/3 – Mansfield Rocks – Mansfield

7/3 – Stars and Stripes – Southlake

7/3* – Alamo 4th of July Freedom Bash – Alamo

7/3 – Roanoke July 3rd All American Fireworks and Festival – Roanoke

7/3-7/4 – Canyon 4th of July Fair on the Square – Canyon

7/3-7/4 – Baytown’s 4th of July Celebration – Baytown

7/4 – Red, White and BOOM! – McKinney

7/4 – Old-Fashioned 4th of July – Castroville

7/4 – Alabama-Coushatta 4th of July Festival – Livingston

7/4 – Marble Falls July 4th Celebration – Marble Falls

7/4 – Comfort Independence Day Celebration – Comfort

7/4 – Madisonville 4th of July Celebration – Madisonville

7/4 – Friendswood 4th of July Celebration – Friendswood

7/4* – Red, White and Buda – Buda

7/4 – Texas Bud Heat Wave – Mont Belvieu

7/4 – Red, White and BTX – Burleson

7/4* – July Concert and Fireworks Celebration – Orange

7/4 – FourthFest at Katherine Fleischer Park – Austin

7/4 – Missouri City Independence Day Festival – Missouri City

7/4 – Flower Mound Independence Fest – Flower Mound

7/4 – DeSoto 4th of July Celebration – DeSoto

7/4 – Kerrville’s 4th on the River – Kerrville

7/4 – Rowlett Fireworks on Main – Rowlett

7/4 – Schertz 4th of July Jubilee – Schertz

7/4 – Lancaster 4th of July Celebration – Desoto

7/4* – Fort Worth’s Fourth – Fort Worth

7/4 – Trophy Club Fireworks Celebration – Trophy Club

7/4 – Rosenberg Family 4th Celebration – Rosenberg

7/4 – Bellaire Celebration of Independence Parade and Festival – Bellaire

7/4 – Elgin Fourth of July Concert and Fireworks – Elgin

7/4 – Red White and Free Festival – Bellville

7/4* – Fulshear Freedom Fest – Fulshear

7/4 – Floresville 4th of July Festival – Floresville

7/4 – Pasadena 4th Fest – Pasadena

7/4 – Bedford 4thFest – Bedford

7/4* – Jersey Village July 4th Festival – Jersey Village

7/4 – Pearland Celebration of Freedom – Pearland

7/4 – Freedom Over Texas – Houston

7/4 – Sugar Land Red, White and Boom – Sugar Land

7/4 – 4th on Broadway Celebration – Lubbock

7/4 – Belton 4th of July Celebration Festival – Belton

7/4* – Cedar Park July 4th Celebration – Cedar Park

7/4* – McAllen Freedom Festival – McAllen

7/4 – Frontier Days at Old Settlers Park – Round Rock

7/4 – Georgetown Sertoma July 4th Celebration – Georgetown

7/4 – Fourth on the Brazos – Waco

7/4 – Frisco Freedom Fest – Frisco

7/4 – Fourth of July Fun Fest and Fireworks Show – Temple

7/4 – Valley Ranch 4th Fest – New Caney

7/4 – Greenville Independence Day – Greenville

7/4* – Corsicana Freedom Fest – Corsicana

7/4 – Liberty by the Lake – The Colony

7/4 – Red, Hot and Blue Festival – The Woodlands

7/4 – Longview Fireworks and Freedom Celebration – Longview

7/4 – 4th Fest on the Hill – New Caney

7/4* – Nacogdoches Jaycees Freedom Fest – Nacogdoches

7/4 – Deer Park Fourth Fest – Deer Park

7/4 – Beaumont 4th of July Celebration – Beaumont

7/4* – Webster Fourth of July Celebration – Webster

7/4 – Tomball July 4th Celebration and Street Fest – Tomball

7/4-7/5 – Carrizo 4th of July Celebration – Carrizo Springs

7/5 – Celina Friday Night Market V – Celina

7/5-7/6* – Canton Balloon Fest – Canton

7/5-7/6 – Sanderson 4th of July Celebration – Sanderson

7/5-7/7 – Rockport Art Fest – Rockport

7/5-7/7* – Froberg’s Farm Watermelon Festival – Alvin

7/6 – Henderson Freedom Festival – Henderson

7/6* – Summer Beer Bumble – Garland

7/6 – Hye 4th Fest – Hye

7/6 – Fredericksburg Peach Festival – Fredericksburg

7/6-7/7 – July 4th Celebration at Historic Market Square – San Antonio

7/6-7/7* – Otaku’s Summer Matsuri Food and Anime Festival: San Antonio – San Antonio

7/7 – Houston Caribbean Festival – Houston

7/8-7/14 – Spring Ho – Lampasas

7/12* – Bastille on Bishop – Dallas

7/12-7/13* – Fuzzy PeachFest – Fairfield

7/12-7/14 – Laredo International Sister Cities Festival – Laredo

7/13* – Brewsology Beer Fest: Houston – Houston

7/13* – Taco and Margarita Festival – Beaumont

7/13* – Old Smokey Throwdown – Galveston

7/13 – McDade Watermelon Festival – McDade

7/13* – Hico Old Settlers’ Reunion – Hico

7/13 – Parker County Peach Festival – Weatherford

7/13-7/14 – New Braunfels Pet Fest – New Braunfels

7/18-7/21* – Hot Summer Nights – Austin

7/19 – Night in Old Fredericksburg – Fredericksburg

7/19-7/20 – Hempstead Watermelon Festival – Hempstead

7/19-7/21 – Fredericksburg Trade Days VII – Fredericksburg

7/19-7/21* – Celebration of the Arts – Midland

7/20* – Fredonia Float Fest – Nacogdoches

7/20 – Cheeseburger Festival and Cook Off – Friona

7/20* – Wichita Falls Watermelon Fest at the Market – Wichita Falls

7/24-7/28 – Viva Big Bend Music Festival – Alpine/Marfa/Marathon/Terlingua/Presidio/Fort Davis

7/25-7/27 – The Great Texas Mosquito Festival – Clute

7/25-7/27* – Wild Fest West – San Angelo

7/26* – Harlingen Brews and Tunes Summer Beer Fest – Harlingen

7/26* – The Balcones Heights Jazz Festival – San Antonio

7/27* – Port Lavaca Zydeco Festival – Port Lavaca

7/27* – Irving Brunch Festival – Irving

7/27 – Frida Fest – Edinburg

7/27* – Naples Watermelon Festival – Naples

7/27 – Mimosa Fest DFW – Arlington

7/27* – National Day of the Cowboy – San Antonio

7/28* – Texas Food Fest at Dallas City Hall – Dallas

7/28* – Fiesta de la Cumbia Caliente at Traders Village San Antonio – San Antonio

7/30-8/3 – Bastrop Homecoming and Rodeo – Bastrop

7/31-8/3* – De Leon Peach and Melon Festival and Tractor Pull – De Leon

 

Texas Music Festivals – August 2024

8/1-8/4* – Schulenburg Festival – Schulenburg

8/2 – Celina Friday Night Market VI – Celina

8/3* – Watermelon Fest at Grandscape Texas – The Colony

8/3* – Dallas Tacos and Margarita Festival – Dallas

8/3* – Galveston Summerfest at East Beach – Galveston

8/3* – Salado Whiskey Festival – Salado

8/3 – Houston Pizza Festival – Houston

8/4 – Sts. Peter and Paul Country Festival – Frelsburg

8/9-8/11* – New Boston Pioneer Days I – New Boston

8/10* – Grand Prairie Hatch Chile Fest – Grand Prairie

8/10* – Avance Latino Street Fest – Dallas

8/10* – Bam! Art Market – Houston

8/10 – White Linen Night – Beaumont

8/10* – Austin Pride Festival and Parade – Austin

8/10-8/11* – Houston Reggae Fest – Houston

8/10-8/11 – Summer Bash at Historic Market Square – San Antonio

8/13-8/17* – New Boston Pioneer Days II – New Boston

8/14-8/17 – Heart of Texas Honky Tonk Festival – Brady

8/16-8/18 – Fredericksburg Trade Days VIII – Fredericksburg

8/17* – Margarita and Salsa Fest: Buda – Buda

8/23-8/25* – Good Old Days Moonshine Festival – Glen Rose

8/24* – JA Balloon Fest – Lufkin

8/24* – Margarita and Salsa Fest: Waco – Waco

8/24* – Caribbean Vibes – Baytown

8/24-8/25* – Otaku’s Lantern Festival: San Antonio – San Antonio

8/28-8/31 – Johnson County Pioneer and Old Settlers Reunion – Alvarado

8/29-9/1 – Palomino Fest and Pro Rodeo – Uvalde

8/30-8/31* – Kenedy Labor Day Music Festival – Kenedy

8/30-9/1 – Riverfront Jazz Festival – Dallas

8/30-9/1 – Westfest – West

8/31-9/1 – Blues on Main – Ennis

8/30-9/1* – Marfa Lights Festival – Marfa

8/30-9/2 – Granbury Labor Day Weekend Festival – Granbury

8/31 – Beach Bash (Pride Galveston) – Galveston

8/31* – Little Bay Labor Day Music Fest – Rockport

8/31* – Sacred Heart Fiesta – Elgin

8/31 – Bedford Beats and Eats Fest – Bedford

8/31* – Texas Street Festival – Mercedes

8/31 – Paris Hatch Chile Fest – Paris

8/31-9/1 – Galveston Island Wine Festival – Galveston

8/31-9/1* – Bright Side Music Festival – El Paso

8/31-9/1 – Labor Day Celebration at Historic Market Square – San Antonio

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