5–7 - San Antonio
SUMMER ART & JAZZ FESTIVAL...
Local and nationally known jazz artists, arts/crafts fair &
food vendors. Crockett Park.
12–14 - Aransas Pass
THE OFFICIAL SHRIMPOREE OF TEXAS...
The biggest shrimp celebration in Texas! Culinary chef stage
preparations, carnival, parade, shrimp-eating contest, kid’s
events, arts/crafts, fun competitions & live music. Johnson
www.aransaspass.org/shrimporee. (800) 633-3028.
13 - 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.
13–14 - San Antonio
TEXAS FOLKLIFE FESTIVAL...
Texas tradition for 44 years, the Institute of Texan Cultures
presents 250 cultural organizations, a menu of 150 authentic
foods, 65 artisans and craftsmen, and seven stages of music &
entertainment representing the diversity of our state. For
www.TexasFolklifeFestival.org or (210) 458-2300.
18–20 - Stockdale
71st ANNUAL STOCKDALE WATERMELON
Enjoy great entertainment! Thursday: Bull Buck Out &
Spazmatics. Friday: Gary Allan. Stockdale City Park. Held
27–28 - Sealy
KC JUNE MUSIC FESTIVAL...
This summer classic is great for the whole family. Enjoy
country and German polka dancing & music with bands Al Sulak
and Country Sounds, Red Ravens and the Krenek Band. And don’t
forget the great food! For info, call (979) 885-6370, or visit
28 & July 3–4 - Seguin
SEGUIN FREEDOM FEST...
What’cha doin’ for America’s B-day? Enjoy family entertainment
over Independence Day Weekend at Seguin’s patriotic concert in
Central Park on June 28 and Freedom Fiesta July 3. Bring your
Texas spirit on July 4 to the biggest small-town 4th of July
parade in Texas, plus fireworks at Starcke Park!
VisitSeguin.com. (800) 580-7322.
4 - Richmond
GEORGE RANCH’S GAMES OF OUR FOREFATHERS &
Celebrate Independence Day in the 1890s at George Ranch
Historical Park, just 30 miles southwest of Houston. Enjoy an
antique vehicles parade and play such vintage games as hoops &
sticks, croquet & badminton, sack races, Victorian baseball
and watermelon seed-spitting. The Historic Lunch (reservations
required) features wieners, sausages, potato salad, ice cream
& much more!
www.georgeranch.org. (281) 343-0218.
4–5 - Rockport
ROCKPORT ART FESTIVAL...
The 46th Annual Rockport juried art show features food, live
music & entertainment, kids’ tent, and original artworks by
over 120 artists and master craftsmen. A fund-raiser for the
Rockport Art Association. For more information, call (361)
729-5519 or visit
9–12 - Port Aransas
ANNUAL DEEP SEA ROUNDUP...
“The Oldest Fishing Tournament on the Texas Coast” is
celebrating 80 years! A weekend of family fun that includes
bay, offshore, fly fishing and junior divisions, plus a piggy
perch contest. (800) 45-COAST or
Register today at
10–11 - Sealy
Family activities, carnival, arts/crafts booths, street dance,
BBQ cook-off, slow-pitch/softball tournaments, and live main
stage entertainment. Admission. For more info:
www.Sealycommunityfoundation.org or call (877)
10, 17, 24, 31 - San Antonio
22nd ANNUAL BALCONES HEIGHTS
Free General Admission. Outdoor seating on the amphitheater
lawn is free on a first-come basis. Jazz fans typically begin
re-serving spots with blankets & lawn chairs the morning of
each concerts. No coolers allowed; food & beverages are
available for purchase at a variety of booths, plus adjacent
food court inside Wonderland of the Americas. For info: (210)
23–25 - Clute
THE GREAT TEXAS MOSQUITO FESTIVAL...
The annual festival is a fun-filled, 3-day event for the
entire family. It includes a variety of contests for all ages,
arts/crafts & food booths, carnival, BBQ cook-off, and great
musical headliner entertainment. Clute Municipal Park. In its
www.mosquitofestival.com. (800) 371-2971.
23–27 - Moulton
TOWN AND COUNTRY JAMBOREE ...Celebrate
summer with a parade, chicken dinner, dances, softball,
antique tractors, car show, IBCA BBQ & CASI chili cook-offs,
crafts, horseshoe & washer pitch games, live musical
entertainment and kid’s events at City Park. (361) 596-7205.
31–August 1 - Houston
25th INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL...
Celebrating the birth of jazz with 25 renowned entertainers in
numerous outdoor musical venues around the city at various
locations. For more info:
www.houstoninternationaljazzfestival.com or (713)
11–13 - Anahuac
As the “ Alligator Capital of Texas”, Anahuac celebrates the
gator and its wetlands habitat with air boat rides, the Great
Alligator Roundup, street dances, beer gardens, musical
entertainment, kid’s events, arts & crafts, cook-off, gator
education tent, and much more! (409) 267-4190.
18–19 - Karnes City
LONESOME DOVE FESTIVAL...
salute to opening weekend of South Zone Dove hunting season,
enjoy a dove cook-off, sporting clays, team shoot, outdoor
skills demos, live music, vendors, kid’s activities, and more.
A fundraiser by the Rotary Club.
19–20 - San Antonio
Celebrating over 25 years of jazz in the park! The best jazz
musicians present two days of free out-door festivities in
beautiful Travis Park. Events include a ticketed Starlight
Gala & champagne brunch at Saint Anthony by the park. Visit
26 - Hallettsville
HALLETTSVILLE KOLACHE FESTIVAL...
Enjoy a downtown parade, kolache presentation & eating
contest, “42” domino tournament, classic cars, bike show, arts
& crafts, Czech and German foods, live entertainment,
biergarten, children’s activities and more! Held at KC Hall.
www.hallettsville.com. (361) 798-2662.
8–11 - Houston
37th ANNUAL FESTA ITALIANA ...
The Italian Cultural & Community Center of Houston brings
culture to life at its weekend celebration of Italy! Enjoy
music, homemade Italian food & wine, pasta-eating contest, I
Madonnari competitions, bocce ball contests, wine tasting,
grape stomp, children’s events, arts/crafts, cooking demos,
and more. University of St. Thomas at Montrose Blvd.