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(January 29) thru July 10, 2005 - EXHIBIT - Canyon: "Lace & Linen in a Land of Iron & Dust." Euro-American settlers of the American West enjoyed fine things as much as friends and relatives living in more settled parts of the United States. Exhibit includes household textile and clothing items that improved the quality of life on the Texas Panhandle frontier. Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum. Time: Museum Hours. Cost: Museum General Admission. Location: 2503 4th Ave Canyon TX 79015. Region: Texas Panhandle Plains. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call 806-651-2244. Please mention this listing when inquiring.

(March 18-20, 25-27) and April 1-3, 2005 - FESTIVAL - Palestine: Texas Dogwood Trails Celebration. Three weekends of fun as spring unfolds the beauty and mystery of the Dogwood tree. Enjoy the arts/crafts booths, BBQ Cookoff, parade, home show, train ride, Chili cook-off, tours through Davey Dogwood park, dinner theater, concerts and more. Time: various events each day at different times. Cost: various costs depending on event, some events are ticketed and some are free. Location: various locations around town. Region: Texas Prairies and Lakes. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call 1-800-659-3484. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, last two weekends of March & first weekend in April.

(March 18) thru April 3, 2005 - FESTIVAL - Tyler: 45th Annual Azalea and Spring Flower Trail. Mile after mile of azaleas, dogwood trees and spring flowers that you have to see to believe. The breathtaking beauty of our Azalea and Spring Flower Trail has been praised by visitors as a floral wonderland and a photographer's paradise. We invite you to enjoy the vivid colors and sweet scents that only an East Texas Spring can provide. Time: dawn to dusk. Cost: free. Location: Tyler's Historic Azalea District. Region: Texas Piney Woods. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call 1-800-235-5712. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, starting the 3rd weekend in March.

(March 31) thru April 3, 2005 - FESTIVAL - Denton: 20th Annual Texas Storytelling Festival. Considered one of the premier storytelling events in the nation and certainly the largest in the Southwest. Top professional storytellers throughout the U.S. will spin tales for all audiences: folktales, stories of cultural heritage (especially the South and West), sports stories, war stories, children's tales - some will warm your heart and others will make you laugh until it hurts. A fun and affordable family outing, not just for kids. Time: Various. Call for information. Cost: Some events are free, others range from $5 to $10. Location: 321 E. McKinney, Denton Civic Center Park. Region: Texas Prairies and Lakes. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call (940) 387-8336. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually in March.

(March 31) thru April 3, 2005 - OTHER EVENT - Galveston: 3rd Annual Featherfest Nature Festival. A 4-day celebration of nature, art and history in the exciting and charming city of Galveston, Texas. Galveston Island has long been recognized as one of the top locations in the United States for birding. With a wide variety of species visible year-round, the Island is considered a central location for novice and expert birders alike. Agenda includes birding, butterfly, dragonfly van led field trips, seminars, workshops, socials, art and music. Time: See website or call for schedule. Cost: Small registration fee for field trips, seminars and workshops, other events are free. Location: Old Galveston Square, 2200 Strand. Region: Texas Gulf Coast. Average attendance: under 50,000. For more information, call 409-737-1990 or visit www.galvestonfeatherfest.com. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, first weekend in April.

April 2, 2005 - OTHER EVENT - Bandera: Annual Silver Sage Corral Benefit Chili Cookoff. Hosted by the 11th Street Cowboy Bar, there will be an auction in addition to music and cookoff activities. Location: 11th Street Cowboy Bar. Region: Texas Hill Country. Average attendance: under 50,000. For more information, call 830-796-4849. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, first week in April.

April 2, 2005 - FAIR - Harlingen: Jackson Street Market Days. An old fashioned open-air street fair with antiques, crafts, sidewalk sales, produce cart, and food vendors. Part of Jackson Street is blocked off for this event. Sponsored by the Harlingen Downtown Merchants Association. Time: 9am-4pm. Cost: Free. Location: Jackson Street in downtown Harlingen. Region: Texas Gulf Coast. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call Bonnie or Donnagayle (956) 423-9617. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held monthly, 1st Saturday.

April 2, 2005 - FESTIVAL - Lakehills: 4th Annual Fish Fry & More. Includes children's activities, silent auction and live auction, and more. Serving begins at 11am, Live Auction begins at 1pm 'til?. Sponsored by Lakehills United Methodist Church. Time: Serving begins 11am, Live Auction begins 1pm. Location: Lakehills Civic Center. Region: Texas Hill Country. Average attendance: under 50,000. For more information, call 830-751-2404. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually beginning of April.

April 2, 2005 - FAIR - San Antonio: Tejeda History Faire & Culture Fest. This event covers everything from Vikings to WWII, and is a community, family-style event that draws quite a crowd. This is a great event to introduce people to "living history". The timeline history reenactment groups and demonstrations will be on History Hill, behind the school. Time: 10am-4pm. Cost: Free. Location: 2909 E. Evans Rd. San Antonio, TX 78259. Region: South Texas Plains. Average attendance: under 50,000. For more information, call 210-482-2260 or visit www.neisd.net/tejeda/. Please mention this listing when inquiring.

April 2, 2005 - FESTIVAL - Weslaco: Texas Rio Grande Valley Onion Fest. Events include the onion-clipping contest; onion-eating contest and an onion recipe contest that will be taking place earlier in the week. There will be musical performances by local bands and two horse shows by Mid-Valley Stables. New to the event this year will be a cook-off competition called "La Gran Cebolla". Food, arts & crafts and commercial booths are now available. Time: 10am-7pm. Location: Weslaco City Park 300 N. Airport Dr. Weslaco, TX 78539. Region: South Texas Plains. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call 956-968-2102. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, 1st weekend in April.

April 2, 2005 - FESTIVAL - Yorktown: Fiesta En La Calle. Free, Family Fun! Festival includes free street dances, Kid Zone (Giant Inflatable Activities), Jalapeno Eating contest, Bar BQ cook-off, softball tournament, continuous live musical performances, Folklorico dance performances, arts/crafts/food booths and much more. Time: 10am - Midnight. Cost: Free. Location: 130 North Riedel Street. Region: South Texas Plains. Average attendance: under 50,000. For more information, call 361-564-2661. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, 1st Saturday in April.

April 2-3, 2005 - OTHER EVENT - Salado: 4th Annual Wildflower Art Show. The Salado Chamber of Commerce will once again play host to artists and craftspeople from across the state. The Art Show includes many different art mediums such as jewelry, clothing, pottery, painting and sculpture and currently has over 40 participating artists and crafts people. Many favorites such as Pegasus Pottery, artist LaJuana Westerfield, Texas Prairie Pottery and Nanny's Best Goat Soap will be returning to this years show. The Chamber is also delighted to welcome several new artists to the show. Time: Saturday 9am-5pm, Sunday 10am-4pm. Cost: Free Admission. Location: 601 North Main Street. Region: Texas Prairies and Lakes. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call 254/947-5040. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, 1st weekend in April.

April 2 - May 7, 2005 - FESTIVAL - Quitman: 40th Annual Dogwood Fiesta. Festivities include a Parade, Car, Truck, & Tractor Show, Craft Fairs, 3-on-3 Basketball tournament, a 5K Fun Run/Walk, Pet Fair, two pageants, and an Annual Golf Tournament. The dogwoods featured in the Fiesta can be seen every weekend during the event. Brochures and maps are available at the Chamber's office, 101 E. Goode St., Quitman, TX 75783. Time: varies by weekend. Cost: varies by weekend. Location: varies. Region: Texas Piney Woods. Average attendance: under 50,000. For complete schedule of events, including dates & times, visit www.quitman.com. For more information, call 903-763-4411. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually in March or April.

April 4-17, 2005 - OTHER EVENT - Fredericksburg: Annual Pedernales Valley Wildflower Celebration. Come enjoy an explosion of stunning wildflowers. We offer acres of amazing color and beautiful landscapes. While you're enjoying the best of the Hill Country, stop by Wildseed Farms and attend the grand opening of the Butterfly Haus, featuring native Texas butterflies. For a great shopping experience, come by the Wildseed Farms Market Center for wildflower seed, live plants, Texas specialty foods and wines, ladies fine apparel and gifts galore. Time: 9:30am-6pm. Cost: free. Location: 7 miles East of Fredericksburg, Texas on Hwy 290. Region: Texas Hill Country. Average attendance: 250,000 - 500,000. For more information, call 1-800-848-0078. Please mention this listing when inquiring.

April 8-10, 2005 - FESTIVAL - Poteet: Poteet Strawberry Festival. The Festival is recognized as the largest agricultural fete in Texas. The 95-acre site which is located on Hwy. 16, 30 minutes south of San Antonio, offers free parking, clean public restrooms, handicapped accessibility, complete RV facilities, and tent covered activities. The Festival includes ten areas of continuous family entertainment featuring concerts with nationally known Country & Western and Tejano stars, dancers, gunslingers, clowns, puppets, regional bands, various contests, and rodeo performances. Admission: $7, children under 10 are free. Grounds will open at 6pm Friday and at 10am both Saturday and Sunday. Region: South Texas Plains. For more information, call 830-742-8144. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually in April.

April 9, 2005 - FESTIVAL - Columbus: St. Anthony School Crawfish Boil, Raffle, and Dance. All you can eat crawfish with all the trimmings, raffle and dance. By choosing a gold package or higher each player receives a ticket that is discounted by nearly $18. Tournament prizes will be given away at the festival. Also, kid foods and activities and a country store. Time: 6pm-10pm. Cost: $30/person. Location: Colorado County Ag Complex, Bypass 71, Columbus, Texas. Region: Texas Prairies and Lakes. Average attendance: under 50,000. For more information, call 979-732-5505. Please mention this listing when inquiring.

April 9, 2005 - FESTIVAL - Denton: 12th Annual Denton Redbud Festival. Denton is the "Redbud Capital of Texas." To coincide with the blooming of the Redbuds in early March, a celebration is held. Activities include: 5K run, 1K walk, home and garden show, booths, educational programs, lectures, exhibits and demonstrations throughout the day. Time: 10am-3pm. Cost: Free. Location: Courthouse Lawn in historic downtown Denton. Region: Texas Prairies and Lakes. Average attendance: under 50,000. For more information, call 940-349-8737. Please mention this listing when inquiring.

April 9, 2005 - OTHER EVENT - Flatonia: Flatonia Market Days. Antiques, produce, arts & crafts, canned goods, household items, toys, jewelry and much more. Local merchants will have sidewalk sales and/or special prices. The E. A. Arnim Museum will be opened. Time: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm. Cost: free. Location: 208 E. North Main. Region: Texas Prairies and Lakes. Average attendance: under 50,000. For more information, call 361-865-3920. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, second Saturday in March, April, September, and October.

April 9, 2005 - OTHER EVENT - Georgetown: Market Days. Arts & crafts, antiques & collectibles, and festive foods on the lawn of the historic Williamson County Courthouse. Time: 10am-5pm. Cost: Free. Location: Downtown Square. Region: Texas Hill Country. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call 512-868-8675. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held the 2nd Saturday of each month March - December.

April 9, 2005 - OTHER EVENT - Goliad: Goliad Market Days. Over 170 booths of arts, crafts, food, antiques, collectibles, metalwork, woodwork, jewelry, pottery, soaps, potpourri, clothes, plants and much more to be found in 3 adjacent locations. Time: 9am-4pm. Cost: free. Location: Goliad Downtown Courthouse Square. Region: Texas Gulf Coast. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call 800-848-8674. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Recurring: Held the 2nd Saturday each month March through December.

April 9, 2005 - FESTIVAL - Houston: Creole Heritage Zydeco & Crawfish Jambalaya. The Creole Heritage Zydeco & Crawfish Jambalaya will feature seven of the hottest Zydeco Bands in the Country including: Andre Thierry & Zydeco Magic, Brian Jack & the Zydeco Gamblers, Cedryl Ballou & the Zydeco Trendsetters, Curley Taylor & Zydeco Trouble, Geno Delafose & French Rockin' Boogie, Keith Frank & Solieau Zydeco Band and Step Rideau & the Zydeco Outlaws. Time: 10:00 am. Cost: $15 Adults, $5 Kids. Location: Jones Plaza -- Downtown Houston -- Texas @ Louisiana. Region: Texas Gulf Coast. Average attendance: under 50,000.

April 9-10, 2005 - OTHER EVENT - Richmond: Runaway Scrape Reenactment. Mexican soldados and Texian settlers skirmish, recreating the dire days of the Runaway Scrape, as Texians fled in advance of Santa Anna's troops in 1836. Time: 9 to 5 with skirmish reenactments at 11am and 2pm. Cost: $9. Location: George Ranch Historical Park; 10215 FM 762; Richmond, TX. Region: Texas Gulf Coast. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call 281-343-0218. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, usually the first weekend in April.

April 9 - May 30 (Weekends), 2005 - FESTIVAL - Waxahachie: Scarborough Faire®, the Renaissance Festival. One of the largest and most popular Renaissance Festivals in the nation, complete with entertainment, crafts, food, drink, games, and fun! Join the festivities as hundreds of prominent entertainers perform, over 200 Artisans display and demonstrate their craft, and food and beverage vendors offer a delicious variety of over 60 menu items fit for a King. Region: Texas Prairies and Lakes. For ticket information and directions refer to ScarboroughRenFest.com. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually.

April 9, 2005 - PLAY OR MUSICAL - Johnson City: Cowboy Songs and Poetry. This annual gathering of cowboys at the Johnson Settlement presents lighter moments of the Old West. At the cabin where President Johnson's grandparents lived and ran a cattle business, modern cowboys meet to sing traditional songs, talk about the old days in poetry, and spin tales the equal of any which were told when the west was really wild. This is 1860's entertainment you can't afford to miss. Time: 1pm to 4pm. Cost: Free. Location: Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park, Johnson Settlement, Johnson City, Texas. Region: Texas Hill Country. Held annually.

April 9-10, 2005 - FESTIVAL - Chappell Hill: Official Bluebonnet Festival of Texas. One of the finest family festivals in Texas. 250+ craft booths, food, live music, fun in the heart of bluebonnet country. Time: 10am-6pm Saturday, noon-5pm Sunday. Cost: Free admission. Location: Downtown Chappell Hill. Region: Texas Prairies and Lakes. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call 1-888-BRENHAM. Please mention this listing when inquiring.

April 9-10, 2005 - OTHER EVENT - Houston: Houston Spring Branch Lions Club "5th Week Trade Days". This is a Trade Days for vendors to sell antiques, hand made arts, crafts, collectibles, jewelry, bath lotions and soaps, woodwork, plants, paintings, pottery, baskets, folk art, yard art, and more. Time: 9am-6pm. Cost: free to public; $1 parking. Location: Houston Farm and Ranch Club One Abercrombie Drive Houston, Texas 77084. Region: Texas Gulf Coast. For more information, call 713-464-4241 or visit www.lions2s2.org/HoustonSpringBranch.htm. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Event held in each month of year with 5 Saturdays.

April 10, 2005 - CONCERT - New Braunfels: Gospel Brunch with a Texas Twist. In the tradition of a New Orleans style gospel brunch, we are serving up awe-inspiring gospel music coupled with a mouth-watering buffet. Tickets can be purchased online at www.gruenehall.com, by calling 830-629-5077 or in person at Gruene Hall. Time: TBA. Location: Gruene Historic District. Region: Texas Hill Country. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call 830-606-1601. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Recurring: Held monthly, 2nd Sunday, starting in February.

April 13, 2005 - CONCERT - New Braunfels: Comal Country Music Show. A house band and three featured artists provide country music for the listening audience. Snack bar provides delicious sandwiches and desserts. Time: Doors open at 6pm. Cost: $4. Location: 380 S. Seguin. Region: Texas Hill Country. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call 830-629-4547. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Recurring: 2nd Wednesday of each month.

April 13 - May 6, 2005 - FESTIVAL - Corpus Christi: Buccaneer Days. Pirate Flags will again be hoisted over beautiful Corpus Christi Bay during the celebration of Buccaneer Days. Join in the fun and festivities of the PRCA Rodeo, fireworks on the bay, various water events, our Illuminated Night Parade, Junior Parade, Coronation pageant, senior and ethnic events, athletic tournaments and eleven days of thrilling carnival rides. Times and costs vary. Location: Corpus Christi Marina and Bay front. Region: Texas Gulf Coast. For more information, call 361-882-3242. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, April through early May.

April 14-17, 2005 - FESTIVAL - Portland: Windfest. Family fun! Carnival, continuous live entertainment including Buddy Jewell, Nashville Star winner, fireworks display, professional bicycle stunt team, Gator the Clown, helicopter demonstration, tasty foods, 5 & 10 K Walk/Run, Sound Off, Cow Patty Bingo, arts and crafts & children's games. A lot of great fun to be had! Located across the causeway from Corpus Christi. Time: Th 6-10, Fri. 6-11, Sat. 11am-12pm, Sun. 12-8pm. Cost: Adults $2, Children $1. Location: 2000 Billy G. Webb Portland, Texas 78374. Region: Texas Gulf Coast. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call (361) 643-2475. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually in April.

April 15, 2005 - OTHER EVENT - Columbus: American Cancer Society Relay For Life. Walk for the cure of cancer - honoring those who survived and remembering those who did not. Time: Call. Cost: Call. Location: 100 Legion Drive, Columbus, Texas. Region: Texas Prairies and Lakes. Average attendance: under 50,000. For more information, call 979-732-2815 or 979-732-6455. Please mention this listing when inquiring.

April 15 - May 31, 2005 - OTHER EVENT - Henderson: East Texas Wildflower Trails. Driving tours showcase the best spots for viewing wildflowers, historic sites, museums, dining, and shopping. Special events are scheduled for each weekend, including an antique tractor show, flea markets, and equine events. Various locations. Region: Piney Woods. For more information, call 866-650-5529. Please mention this listing when inquiring.

April 15-16, 2005 - FESTIVAL - Deer Park: Totally Texas. Festival includes a Parade, Live Musical Entertainment, Classic Car Cruise, Anvil and Skillet Throw, Hot Dog Eating Contest, Carnival, Indoor Booths, Outdoor and indoor eating, Kids Go Country Contest, Beauty Pageant, Dog Show, Wagon Rides, Petting Zoo and much more. Time: Friday 6-10PM Saturday 10am-10PM. Cost: Admission to event and parking free. Location: 500 W. 13th Street. Region: Texas Gulf Coast. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call 281-478-2050. Register with Deer Park Parks and Recreation or E-mail us at www.ci.deer-park.tx.us. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually in April.

April 15-16, 2004 - OTHER EVENT - Grapevine: New Vintage Wine Trail. Ride the Rails and Explore the Grapevine Wine Trail. Begin this festive weekend with a ride on the Grapevine Vintage Railroad's Jazz Wine Train on Friday evening. The train rocks to a swinging beat as it departs the Grapevine Cotton Belt Depot, 705 S. Main, at 7pm. Enjoy food and music - as well as Grapevine wine - on the round trip adventure. On Saturday, experience one of the most unique ceremonies in Texas as Father Ken Robinson of St. Francis Catholic Church in Grapevine blesses the vines and wines at Delaney Vineyards, 2000 Champagne Blvd (near Glade Road and Hwy. 121) The ceremony begins at 11am. Enjoy the vineyard before stepping onto the complimentary shuttles that depart at noon taking you to Grapevine's other winery tasting rooms along the Grapevine Wine Trail. Wineries will be pouring their new release wines - and New Vintage participants will be the first to experience the flavors of the season. Time: 11-6. Cost: $39. Location: Grapevine, Texas. Region: Texas Prairies and Lakes. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call 817-410-3185. Please mention this listing when inquiring.

April 15-17, 2005 - FESTIVAL - Burton: Cotton Gin Festival. Celebrate early cotton farming. Parade, food, entertainment, dancing, antique tractors, tractor pull, cotton ginning, folk life demonstrations, carnival, crafts, children's barnyard and bicycle parade. Time: 6pm-midnight Friday, 9am-1am Saturday, 9am-7pm Sunday. Cost: Admission varies Friday and Saturday, free on Sunday. Location: Downtown area. Region: Texas Prairies and Lakes. For more information, call 1-888-BRENHAM. Please mention this listing when inquiring.

April 15-17, 2005 - FESTIVAL - Ennis: Annual Ennis Bluebonnet Trails Festival. Sponsored by the Ennis Garden Club, celebrates more than 52 years of its annual trails, the "Official Bluebonnet Trail of Texas." It will feature 40 miles of mapped trails, arts, crafts, food, children's activity area, and historic home tour. Ennis Bluebonnet Trails span from April 1-30, with the festival weekend held April 15-17. Time: 9am-5pm for festival. Cost: free. Location: Downtown Ennis Historic District. Ennis is located 25 minutes south of Downtown Dallas on I-45. Region: Texas Prairies and Lakes. Average attendance: under 250,000 For more information, call Toll free 1-888-366-4748. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, 3rd weekend in April.

April 15-17, 2005 - FESTIVAL - Harlingen: RioFest. Fair Park will host RioFest's annual celebration of the arts. Voted the "Best Family Festival" in Cameron County five years in a row, RioFest is the premiere educational Arts and Cultural event of the Rio Grande Valley and Northern Mexico. As part of its air of festivity, the festival will provide a rich variety of performing arts, cultural arts, family and children's activities. Time: Friday 5pm-10pm, Sat 10am-10pm, Sunday 12pm-8pm. Admission prices are $6 for adults; Children under 12 free, in the accompaniment of an adult. Free Family Day is Sunday, weekend passes available. Location: Harlingen's 40 acre Fair Park. Region: Texas Gulf Coast. For more information, call 1-800-RIOFEST. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually in April.

April 15-17, 2005 - FESTIVAL - Lubbock: Annual Lubbock Arts Festival. The Lubbock Arts Festival features booths displaying various types of art and international foods, exhibits by the humanities, and several musical performances. Be sure to bring the kids along to visit the children's center, where they can create their own works of art. Location: South Plains Fairgrounds. Region: Texas Panhandle Plains. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call 806-744-2787. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually.

April 15-17, 2005 - FESTIVAL - San Angelo: 2nd Annual Texas Mesquite Art Festival. Mesquite artisans of the Texas Mesquite Association from across the state come to show off their work at San Angelo's historic Fort Concho. Time: Fri. 4pm-9pm, Sat. 10am-7pm, Sun. 10am-4pm. Cost: Free admission. Location: Fort Concho. Region: Texas Hill Country. Average attendance: under 50,000. For more information, call 830-997-8515 or visit www.texasmesquiteassn.org. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, third weekend in April.

April 16, 2005 - OTHER EVENT - Aubrey: Cherokee Heritage Day & Elders Society Powwow. An event held annually to celebrate your Cherokee Heritage with displays, activities, teaching. etc. Gourd Dancing at 2pm and Intertribal Pow-wow after 6pm. Proceeds and food donations to help the Elders Society of Urban Intertribal Association of Dallas's food bank. Time: 10am-10pm. Cost: Donation of staple food items. Location: 2878 blackjack Road. Region: Texas Prairies and Lakes. Average attendance: under 50,000. For more information, call 940-482-3381. Please mention this listing when inquiring.

April 16, 2005 - OTHER EVENT - Flatonia: Spring Market Day & Citywide Garage Sales. Antiques, produce, arts & crafts, canned goods, household item, toys, jewelry and much more. Local merchants will have sidewalk sales and/or special prices. The E. A. Arnim Museum will be opened. Time: 8:30am & 4:30pm. Cost: Free. Location: North Main Street. Region: Texas Prairies and Lakes. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call 361-865-3920. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, third Saturday in April.

April 16, 2005 - FESTIVAL - Irving: Annual Rockin' 50's Day. Visitors to the Irving Heritage District will be able to twist, shout and play with hula-hoops during the Rockin' 50's Day festival. Activities will include a classic car show, 1950's era dress-up contest, cake walk, and live entertainment throughout the day. Time: 10am-5pm. Cost: Free Admission. Location: 217 S. Main Street, Irving, TX 75060. Region: Texas Prairies and Lakes. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call 972-721-3636. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, 3rd Saturday in April.

April 16, 2005 - FESTIVAL - San Antonio: 3rd Annual KellyUSA Fiesta. Over 50 vendors feature uniquely crafted items. Enjoy live music, variety of entertainment, and may different types of food. Time: 10am-5pm. Cost: Free. Location: KellyUSA - former Kelly AFB, Hwy 90/IH-10 at General Hudnell. Region: South Texas Plains. Average attendance: under 50,000. For more information, call 210-362-7805. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, 1st weekend of Fiesta.

April 16-17, 2005 - OTHER EVENT - New Braunfels: Old Gruene Market Days. 100 vendors feature uniquely crafted items, and packaged Texas foods. Enjoy entertainment, restaurants and over 25 permanent shops. Time: 10am-5pm. Cost: Free. Location: Gruene Historic District. Region: Texas Hill Country. Average attendance: under 25,000. For more information, call 830-832-1721 or visit www.GrueneMarketDays.com. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Recurring: Held the 3rd Sat & Sun of the month starting in February.

April 16-24, 2005 - OTHER EVENT - The Texas Coast: Great Texas Birding Classic. A competitive birdwatching tournament sponsored by Texas Parks & Wildlife and The Gulf Coast Bird Observatory. Each April teams of birders spend three "big days" counting as many different species as they can find. The top teams at the end of the week earn the privilege of deciding which habitat conservation projects will be funded by the Conservation Cash Grand Prizes. Region: Texas Gulf Coast. For more information, call 1-866-GTBCLAS. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held every April.

April 18-24, 2005 - OTHER EVENT - Johnson City: National Park Week. Commemorating the establishment of the National Park Service, special programs will be presented at Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park. Since Yellowstone National Park was created by an act of Congress 131 years ago, over 380 sites have been added to the park system. As President, Lyndon Johnson was responsible for 43 sites, more than any other president. Come and join the celebration while learning about your national heritage. Time: 9am-5pm. Cost: Free. Location: Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park. Region: Texas Hill Country. For more information, call (830) 868-7128, Ext 244. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, 4th week in April.

April 19-22, 2005 - FESTIVAL - San Antonio: A Night in Old San Antonio. Annual celebration of San Antonio's heritage held each year during the week of Fiesta. International cultures, foods and entertainment are featured in 15 areas of the historic downtown village of La Villita along the River Walk. Time: 5:30-10:30pm. Cost: $8 in Advance, $10 at Gate. Location: La Villita. Region: Texas Hill Country. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call 210-226-5188. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually in April.

April 20-23, 2005 - SPORTING EVENT - Fort Stockton/Sanderson: Big Bend Open Road Race. An action packed day (Saturday) of racing fun. This type of open road racing attracts racers and enthusiasts from all over the U.S. The event includes all types of cars from street legal to highly modified cars to Nascars. Anyone can enter. Speed categories from 85 mph to Unlimited (over 200 mph). Time: 8am-10pm. Cost: Free to attend, Fee to enter. Volunteers needed! Call for more information. Location: Hwy. 285 between Fort Stockton and Sanderson. Region: Texas Big Bend Country. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call 432-336-8525, ext. 16. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, 4th weekend in April.

April 21-24, 2005 - FESTIVAL - Hallettsville: Texas State Championship Fiddlers Frolics. The 4th weekend in April brings the best fiddlers in the world to Hallettsville to compete for the coveted title of Texas State Champion Fiddler. Arts & Crafts all weekend, carnival, several barbecue cook-offs, Cajun, bluegrass, country western artists. Camper hookups. Guaranteed good time. Cost: $7 per day. Location: Knights of Columbus Hall. Region: Texas Gulf Coast. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call 361-798-2311. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, 4th weekend in April.

April 21-24, 2005 - FESTIVAL - Euless: Arbor Daze. The City of Euless is proud to present Arbor Daze. In its sixteenth year Arbor Daze will offer nightly musical entertainment from favorite oldies acts and has various opportunities during the day such as arts and crafts, business exposition, plant sale, tree giveaway, concerts, youth community stages, specialty foods and much more. Arbor Daze has been voted the Best Festival in Northeast Tarrant County for the past two years and was selected as the Best Festival in the Nation. Time: Friday: 10am -midnight; Saturday: 9am-midnight; Sunday: 10am -8pm. Cost: Free during the day; Nightly concerts require a free ticket; Without ticket: $10. Location: Bear Creek Parkway and Fuller Wiser Road. Region: Texas Prairies and Lakes. For more information, call (817) 685-1821, or visit www.ci.euless.tx.us. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, fourth weekend in April.

April 22-24, 2005 - FESTIVAL - Avinger: Wildflower Trails of Texas. Wildflower Trails of Texas was established in 1965 by Lady Bird Johnson to celebrate the many varieties of wildflowers that bloom in Texas. Activities include a carnival, arts and crafts, entertainment, and of course, great Texas home cooking. Time: 8am. Cost: Free. Location: Main Street, Downtown. Region: Texas Piney Woods. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call 903-562-1000. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, last weekend in April.

April 22-24, 2005 - FESTIVAL - Freeport: Riverfest. Features a carnival, motorcycle run/show, entertainers, competitions, BBQ Cook-Off, Discover Scuba, Rock Climbing, Art Gallery/Auction, Pageant, 5K Run, food, vendors, Sail Boat Regatta, Clowns, Militia, & much more. No gate entry. Contest for a Riverfest Mascot. Time: Fri. 6pm thru Sun. 12 Noon. Cost: free. Location: 500 Brazosport Blvd./Hwy 288. Region: Texas Gulf Coast. Average attendance: under 50,000. For more information, call 979-233-6061 or visit www.freeportriverfest.com. Please mention this listing when inquiring.

April 22-24, 29-30, & May 1, 2005 - FESTIVAL - Old Town Spring: Texas Crawfish & Music Festival. A music festival for the entire family featuring 3 stages of continuous musical entertainment. Past events have boasted Hunter Hayes, Pat Green, Duck Soup, and Joe Ely to name a few. Large family area with children's entertainment during the day, animal rides, petting zoo, train rides, great midway, clowns, face painters & more. Arts and crafts vendors, as well as vendors of unique toys, jewelry and furniture. Terrific food including Crawfish, Gumbo, Funnel Cake, Shrimp on a Stick, and Roasted Corn as well as a variety of others. The festival is in the park, not in the streets of the town. Full security is provided on the grounds and parking lots for great family fun. There is something for everyone. Time: Fridays 6pm - midnight; Saturdays noon - midnight; Sundays noon-6pm. Cost: $6 Adult; Children 12 & under free when accompanied by an adult. Location: Preservation Park in Old Town Spring. Region: Texas Gulf Coast. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call 1-800-OLD-TOWN, email otspl@oldtownspringtx.com, or visit www.texascrawfishfestival.com. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, last two weekends of April.

April 22-24, 2005 - FESTIVAL - Texarkana: JUMP. JIVE. & JAM Fest. A premiere Spring Music and Arts Festival featuring national, regional and local performing artists, original artwork, on-site demonstrations, regional foods, and family fun. Join us for unique activities like sidewalk chalk art, a signature Stomp-on-Stateline, Java Hut & more. Fun for ALL ages. Time: Varies. Cost: Varies. Location: 321 West Fourth St. (Celebration Square). Region: Texas Piney Woods. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call (903) 792-4992. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, last full weekend of April.

April 22-24, 2005 - FESTIVAL - Cleburne: Spring-Fest. Live Entertainment, Over 100 Vendors, Midway, Games, Ducky Derby, and more. Time: Friday 5pm to Sunday 6pm. Cost: none. Location: Downtown Cleburne. Region: Texas Prairies and Lakes. Average attendance: under 50,000. For more information, call 817-202-9190. Please mention this listing when inquiring.

April 22-24, 2005 - FESTIVAL - Denton: 25th Annual Denton Arts & Jazz Festival. A celebration of the arts, attracting more than 100,000 visitors annually. Over 1,000 professional and amateur performers on six stages showcase the best in jazz, pop, rhythm & blues and full orchestra music. Community groups also represent a wide variety of dance, choral, storytelling and theatre performances. Juried craftsmen and fine artists demonstrate, exhibit and sell their creations. Children enjoy an Art Tent with numerous art experiences under the leadership of qualified instructors. Time: Varies. Cost: Free. Location: 321 E. McKinney, Denton Civic Center Park. Region: Texas Prairies and Lakes. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call 940-565-0931 or visit www.dentonjazzfest.com. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, last full weekend in April.

April 22-24, 2005 - FESTIVAL - Waco: Viking Fest. Celebration of the Scandinavian Cultural Heritage in Texas. Viking Fest is important for Scandinavian-Texans because it unites our efforts in a common goal, the preservation of our heritage. Our festival, with its arts and crafts, games, dancing and music, heritage displays, demonstrators, and lecturers, seeks to provide a glimpse of our Nordic culture and portray a way of life that the Nordic people brought to America and to Texas. Music, dance, food, games, folkdress, and arts & crafts. Highlights during the festival include a Viking Ship asail on the Brazos River, a Viking encampment, a Midsummer celebration with Maypole and entertainment from around the world on several stages-vendors will sell ethnic foods, arts and crafts. Time: Sat: Festival kick-off parade down Austin Avenue at 9:30 am, gates open 10am-9pm; Sun: 11am-6pm. Cost: $5 Adults; $3 Srs. over 65 & Children 6-12; Under 6 free. Location: Waco Convention Center/Heritage Square, 100 Washington Ave Region: Texas Prairies and Lakes. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call (254) 296-1857 or visit www.vikingfest.com. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually.

April 23, 2004 - FESTIVAL - Wills Point: Annual Bluebird Festival. Take a stroll along the red brick streets and view historic buildings or take a ride down country roads to view bluebird nesting boxes. Wills Point is home to more Eastern Bluebirds than any other place in Texas. Visit the depot museum, quilt show, or miniature train exhibit. Come to Wills Point and enjoy small town fun. Time: 9am-6pm. Cost: Free. Location: 50 miles east of Dallas on Highway 80. Region: Texas Prairies and Lakes. For more information, call 1-800-WP-BLUBIRD. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, usually 2nd or 3rd weekend in April.

April 23-24, 2002 - FESTIVAL - Dallas: Dance for the Planet. Promising two days chocked full of dance and featuring more than 1,000 dancers, Dance for the Planet highlights indigenous American dance including clogging, square dance, swing, and tap. Anita Katz (Portland), a business visitor to Dallas, said of last year's festival: "I was surprised to find culture is alive and well in downtown Dallas. The atmosphere was refreshing, full of families and people of diverse backgrounds sharing dance together." Time: Noon - 7pm. Cost: FREE. Location: Annette Strauss Artist Square. Region: Texas Prairies and Lakes. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call 214-219-2290. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually in April.

April 24, 2005 - FESTIVAL - Plano: 2nd Annual Blackland Prairie Festival. Celebrate the rich heritage of Plano with music, food, early 1900's-era events, dances, home tours and historic re-enactments by costumed performers. Arts and crafts booths will feature period exhibitions including rope making, tin smiths, candle dipping, blacksmith techniques, pottery making, and much more. Time: 11am-6pm. Cost: free. Location: Historic Downtown Plano. Region: Texas Prairies and Lakes. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call (972) 423-7809 or visit www.blacklandprairiefestival.org. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually.

April 26 - May 1, 2005 - FESTIVAL - Concan: 6th Annual Nature Quest. Learn about birds, native plants, wildflowers, butterflies, bats, and more, through field trips, workshops, seminars, and evening programs. Located 70 miles west of San Antonio, the area is known for hills carved into canyons by the crystal waters of the Sabinal, Leona, Frio, Dry Frio, and Nueces Rivers. Diverse vegetation, spectacular wildflowers, monumental trees, abundant wildlife, lovely butterflies and birds--including many rare and endangered species--are just a few reasons the River Region is perfect for natural adventures in every season. Time: Daily for six days. Cost: $5 - $25 per course. Location: Field trips, workshops, and seminars take place all over Uvalde County. Headquartered in Concan at House Pasture Cattle Company Restaurant. Region: Texas Hill Country. Average attendance: under 50,000. For more information, call 1-800-210-0380, or visit www.thcrr.com. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually in April.

April 28 - May 1, 2005 - FESTIVAL - Fort Worth: 33rd Annual Mayfest. A community festival held on the banks of the Trinity River. Enjoy our Fine Art area, Art Market, acclaimed free Children's Area, Sports Adventure Area, jet-ski shows & kite flying. Fabulous Food & Beverage, seven stages of varied entertainment, strolling entertainment and attractions scattered throughout the festival. Our Mayfest Run is held Saturday morning. Handicapped accessible. Time: April 28-29: 3:30-10pm; April 30: 10am-10pm; May 1: 12 noon-7pm. Cost: Adults $7, Senior Citizens (55+) & Children 6-12 $4, Children under 5 free. Location: Trinity Park, located on University Drive, north of I-30. Region: Texas Prairies and Lakes. Average attendance: 200,000-500,000. For more information, call 817-332-1055 or visit www.mayfest.org. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually.

April 28, 2005 - FESTIVAL - Houston: Fort Bend Wine & Food Affair. Activities include cooking demonstrations, gourmet dinners, vintner dinners, an afternoon food and wine stroll, a Riedel glass seminar, celebrity book signings, gourmet farmers market, formal grand tasting and bubbles and brunch. Time: Over 25 events at various times. Cost: Varies based on event. Location: Various locations in and around Fort Bend County. Region: Texas Gulf Coast. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call 281-491-0216. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held Annually, last weekend in April.

April 28-30, 2005 - SPORTING EVENT - Kerrville: Kerrville Senior Games. Competitive Olympic-style events for ages 50 plus including basketball, bowling, swimming, bridge, tennis, softballs, track and more. Time: Events held all day. Cost: Contact for registration information/costs. Location: Sporting venues throughout the city. Region: Texas Hill Country. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call 830-896-4263. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, last Thursday, Friday and Saturday of April.

April 29 - May 1, 2005 - FESTIVAL - Freer: Freer Rattlesnake Round Up. Join us at the Freer Cactus Corral for the biggest Party in Texas featuring concerts with nationally known country western and tejano artists. Fun for the whole family including carnival, parade, arts/crafts, stage shows, dare devil snake show, fried rattlesnake meat, talent contest & much more. Region: South Texas Plains. Time: Fri 5:30pm-midnight, Sat 10am-1am, Sun 10am-6pm. Cost: $10 adult, $5 under age 12, parking $2. Admission and parking are free on Sunday. For More Information, please call 361-394-6891. Held annually.

April 29 - May 1, 2005 - FESTIVAL - Jefferson: 58th Annual Historic Pilgrimage Home Tour and Spring Festival. Each Spring, some of Jefferson's oldest and most beautiful homes open their doors to welcome the warm weather & guests. Four historic homes are on display this year. Region: Texas Piney Woods. For additional information call 1-888-467-3529 or (903) 665-2672. Please mention this listing when inquiring.

April 29 - May 1, 2005 - OTHER EVENT - Medina: Medina Outdoor Expo. An outdoor expo held in the perfect rural town and park-like setting of Medina, Texas. Provides a diverse natural resource education and travel opportunity. Learn about hunting, fishing, birding, camping and gardening. Dozens of workshops, tours, vendors and special activities. Time: Friday, Saturday, Sunday. Cost: $5 per day, 3-day pass $12. Location: Hwy 16 - Downtown Medina. Region: Texas Hill Country. Average attendance: under 50,000. For more information, call 830-589-7224 or visit www.medinatexas.com. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, last weekend in April.

April 30, 2005 - FESTIVAL - Alvin: Cinco de Mayo. A celebration geared toward family, featuring music, dancing, a variety of foods, children's carnival, pinatas, vendor booths, and NEW THIS YEAR - Motorcycle Rally. Proceeds go to support education scholarships for local students attending Alvin Community College. Time: 10am-7pm. Cost: free. Location: National Oak Park, Gordon Street (Bus. 35), Alvin, TX 77511. Region: Texas Gulf Coast. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call (281) 331-2253 ext. 110. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, first weekend before May 5th.

April 30, 2005 - FESTIVAL - Athens: Cinco de Mayo. Family Fun with a Hispanic twist, games, dancing and food, organized by Henderson County YMCA, Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center and The Interact Club. Time: 12pm-11pm. Cost: Admission free after 1pm. Location: Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center, 5550 FM 2495. Region: Texas Piney Woods. Average attendance: under 50,000. For more information, call 903-264-9622. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, May 1 or the Saturday before.

April 30, 2005 - FESTIVAL - Taylor: Taylor Bloomin' Festival. Downtown festival with entertainment for entire family with arts & crafts booths, food, children's activities, tractor & car show, stage performances for all to enjoy with evening street dance. Sponsored by Taylor Main Street. Held annually. Time: 10am-5pm. Cost: N/A. Location: Downtown Taylor. Region: Texas Hill Country. Average attendance: under 50,000. For more information, call 512-352-5448, ext 17. Please mention this listing when inquiring.

April 30 - May 1, 2005 - FESTIVAL - Navasota: Navasota Heritage Days - "Where the South Meets the West". Come to Navasota, Texas and experience the down home hospitality, and history as it unfolds. Experience Chuck wagon meals, cowboys driving longhorn cattle, Sheriff's posse, Fine art, food, arts & crafts, entertainment, Texas Wildflower art show, Young Photographers Juried Photo Contest, Car and Hotrod show, Bands and street dance. Cowboy church, old-fashioned "Dinner on the ground". Rain or shine. Cost: Booth space $50 10 x 20. Location: Downtown, Navasota, Texas. Region: Texas Gulf Coast. Average attendance: under 50,000. For more information, call Glenda Cole, Event Coordinator, 979-777-0499 or visit www.navasotaheritagedays.com. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, last weekend in April.

April 30 - May 1, 2005 - EXHIBIT - Sonora: 2nd Annual Sutton County Car Expo. Saturday will feature a "Show & Shine" and a "Sonic Cruise Night" parade. Sunday will feature actual judging of categories and a "Sound-Off" event. Awards to be given immediately after competition ends. Tex-Mex cuisine at its best, dance, parade, children's rides & games. This is a USACI sanctioned Car Show. Time: All Day. Cost: Free Admission. Location: Sutton County Civic Center & Park Complex. Region: Texas Hill Country. Average attendance: under 50,000. For more information, call 325-387-2880. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held each year in conjunction with the Cinco de Mayo Festival, first Weekend in May.

April 30 - May 1, 2005 - FESTIVAL - Sonora: 3rd Annual Cinco de Mayo Festival. Arts & Craft Booths, Children's Rides, Food Booths, Parade, Dance under the West Texas Stars. Celebration kicks off with a parade from downtown Sonora to the Sutton County Park. Booths will open by 10am on Saturday, and will be serving some of the best food you ever tasted all day and into the night. Dance on Saturday night and then come back out to the park on Sunday. Celebrate our Hispanic history and have a great time with the entire family. Time: All Day. Cost: Free admission. Location: Sutton County Park Loop 467. Region: Texas Hill Country. Average attendance: under 50,000. For more information, call 325-387-2880. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, first Weekend in May.

 

 

 

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