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(June 29) - July 3, 2005 - SPORTING EVENT - Freeport: Annual Fishing Fiesta. Fisherman are drawn to this fishing tournament each year in the hopes of catching the biggest snapper, amberjack, or any other offshore or inshore fish. The Fishing Fiesta is sponsored by the Freeport Jaycees and offers carnival rides, food, live entertainment, dances and arts & crafts. The fishing tournament is one of the largest on the Gulf and the prizes include cash and a fishing boat. Time: TBA. Cost: Varies depending on age and entertainment. Tournament fee TBA. Location: Freeport Municipal Park, Brazosport Blvd. Region: Texas Gulf Coast. For more information, call 409-233-3306 or 409-235-3356. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held every year during the July 4th week.

(June 18) thru July 17, 2005 - MUSIC FESTIVAL - Dallas: Shakespeare Festival. Bring a blanket, picnic dinner and your love of Shakespeare for this annual outdoor festival. This year's fare will be The Winter's Tale and Richard III on alternating evenings. Friday performances begin at 5pm, Saturday at 1pm. There is a one-hour break for dinner. Location: Samuell - Grand Amphi-Theatre, 6200 East Grand Boulevard, Dallas, TX 75218. Region: Texas Prairies and Lakes. For more information, call 214-559-2778. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually. 2005 dates: June 18-19, 2005, June 21-26, 2005, June 28 - July 3, 2005, July 5-10, 2005, July 12-17, 2005.

Entire Month of July, 2005 - EXHIBIT - Canyon: Capturing Western Legends: Russell and Remington's Canadian Frontier. PPHM is the only venue west of the Mississippi River hosting the exhibit focusing on Charlie Russell and Frederic Remington’s work in Western Canada. Showcased are many paintings that are rarely seen and a story line that will delight the casual visitor and the connoisseur. Location: 2503 4th Ave., Canyon. Region: Texas Panhandle Plains. Average attendance: under 50,000. For more information, call 806-651-2244. Please mention this listing when inquiring. May 29 thru August 21, 2005.

Nightly Excluding Sundays, June 2 through August 20, 2005 - PLAY OR MUSICAL - Canyon: TEXAS LEGACIES, The Adventure of a Lifetime. Outdoor Epic Theatre at its best. Performed summers in the Palo Duro Canyon near Amarillo, TX, this production showcases the best in acting, dancing, live music and theatre music that the stage has ever seen. The history of the Panhandle has never been more alive. Time: Production starts at 8:30pm. Cost: $5 - $26. Location: Palo Duro Canyon near Amarillo, TX. Region: Texas Panhandle Plains. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call 806-655-2181 or visit www.epictexas.com. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, Summers in the Palo Duro Canyon.

July 1-4, 2005 - FESTIVAL - Belton: 81st Annual 4th of July Celebration & PRCA Rodeo. Since the 1850's folks from all over Central Texas have been coming to Belton to celebrate the 4th of July. This week-long celebration will feature one of Texas's Top Ten Parades, the Festival on Nolan Creek, a carnival, Texas Old Time Fiddlers' Contest, Patriotic Program, Kick-off Bar-B-Q, Cowboy Breakfast with the rodeo being the highlight of the celebration. Time: vary. Cost: vary. Location: 412 E. Central Avenue. Region: Texas Prairies and Lakes. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call 254-939-3551. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, week prior to July 4th.

July 1-4, 2005 - FESTIVAL - Brady: Heart of Texas July Jubilee. The events will kick off July 1st with fireworks at the Brady Lake. There will be a rodeo in town from July 2nd - 4th at the GRW Complex. The annual parade on the square will be on July 3rd, as well as the street dance. Location: Richard Park, Brady Lake, Downtown Square. Region: Texas Hill Country. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information please contact the Brady/McCulloch County Chamber of Commerce at 325-597-3491 or email at dpcofc@hotmail.com. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually on July 4th.

July 1-4, 2005 - FESTIVAL - Garland: Star Spangled 4th. Let us capture your imagination, wow you with the spectacle, and create memories for a lifetime. Welcome to Garland's award-winning Star Spangled 4th celebration, a five-day extravaganza in historical downtown Garland featuring music, food, crafts, and non-stop entertainment for all ages. Don't miss our spectacular evening parade, exciting midway, arts and crafts, auto show, motorcycle show, and more. Nightly choreographed fireworks and laser and light shows. Fun exhibits and attractions. Cost: Free admission and parking. Location: Historic Downtown Garland. Region: Texas Prairies and Lakes. For more information, www.starspangledfourth.com or call (972) 205-2807 or toll-free (888) 879-0264. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually during the 4th of July holiday.

July 1-2, 8-9, 15-16, 22-23, 29-30, 2005 - PLAY OR MUSICAL - Glen Rose: The Promise. A musical drama in Glen Rose, Texas that fuses the timeless story of Jesus Christ with high-quality, state of the art technology bringing to life the birth, ministry, death resurrection and ascension of Jesus Christ in majestic splendor. Performances are held each Friday & Saturday night in an outdoor theatre with seating for 3,000. Time: 8:30pm. Cost: Adult $8-$24, Seniors (Ages 62+) $2 off, Students (Ages 13-18 and College students w/school ID) $3 off, Children (Ages 4-12) $4 off. Location: Texas Amphitheater, 5000 Texas Drive, Glen Rose, Texas 76043. Region: Texas Prairies and Lakes. For more information, call 1-800-687-2661. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Weekends through Oct. 25.

July 2, 2005 - OTHER EVENT - Arlington: 40th Annual 4th of July Parade. Organized by the Arlington 4th of July Association, this parade has become one of the largest in Texas. Bring your family and friends to enjoy a true, old-fashioned community parade. With over 150 entries that include marching bands to exotic automobiles, military color guards to clowns, and dignitaries to unique presentations, the theme of what Independence Day is all about is evident. Parade entries and volunteer helpers are welcome. Time: 9am, lasting about two hours. Cost: Free. Location: UTA/downtown Arlington. Region: Texas Prairies and Lakes. For more information, call 817-275-3706. Visit www.arlington4th.com for additional details. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually during July 4th weekend.

July 2, 2005 - FESTIVAL - Belton: Festival on Nolan Creek. Come to Belton and celebrate our independence with the annual Festival on Nolan Creek. Join in the games, carnival, pony rides, arts & crafts, Texas Old Time Fiddlers' Contest, food, face painting and great entertainment. Time: Noon - 6pm. Cost: None. Location: Yettie Polk and Confederate Parks in Downtown Belton. Region: Texas Prairies and Lakes. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, please contact Julie Preston at 254-939-3551 or email: julie@beltontxchamber.com. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, Saturday nearest July 4th.

July 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 (956) 423-4933. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held monthly, 1st Saturday.

July 2, 2005 - FESTIVAL - Odessa: Firecracker Fandango and Independence Day Parade. Independence Day festivities with a parade, games, food and family fun, culminating in the biggest aerial fireworks display in West Texas. Time: Parade starts 10am, Fandango 6pm-midnight. Fireworks 10pm. Cost: $4 per person for Fandango, Parade is free. Location: Parade starts from Odessa College parking lot and ends at Noel Heritage Plaza. Fandango is at 4th & Lee Streets. Region: Texas Big Bend Country. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call 432-335-4682. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually on Saturday, on or near July 4th.

July 2-3, 2005 - FESTIVAL - Rockport: Rockport Art Festival. Central to coastal Texas' Independence Day celebrations, Rockport Art Festival is in its 35th year. This well-known art town's juried fine arts festival hosts 125+ artists hailing from across U.S. In a tented atmosphere adjacent to Rockport Center for the Arts, it is snuggled up to Aransas and Little Bays and Rockport's Harbor and Beach Park. Includes artists' demonstrations, specialty foods, live entertainment, special shopping, and hands-on art activities for children. Time: 10am - 6pm Saturday; 10am-5pm Sunday; Special Performance 8pm Saturday. Cost: $5 daytime; $10 nighttime. Location: Rockport Festival Grounds - Navigation Circle. Region: Texas Gulf Coast. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call 361-729-5519. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, weekend nearest 4th of July.

July 4, 2005 - OTHER EVENT - Amarillo: July 4th Fireworks. The Texas Panhandle's largest fireworks display, sponsored by the Amarillo Globe-News. More than 50,000 people gather near Thompson Park to view this spectacular event. Time: Sunset. Cost: Free. Location: Ross Rogers Golf Course in Thompson Park (US Highway 287 north). Region: Texas Panhandle Plains. For more information, call 806-376-4488. Please mention this listing when inquiring.

July 4, 2005 - FESTIVAL - Baytown: July 4th Celebration. An evening of festivities is scheduled, featuring a variety of family-oriented activities including a parade, food booths, craft booths, a children’s amusement area, live entertainment, and a fireworks display. Cost: No Admission. Location: Bicentennial Park (Market Street / Lee Drive) in Baytown. Region: Texas Gulf Coast. Average attendance: under 50,000. For more information, call 281-420-6597. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually.

July 4, 2005 - FESTIVAL - Bedford: City of Bedford 4thFest. Join the City of Bedford for one of North Texas' largest "FREE" July 4th events. Parade starts at noon. Festivities continue throughout the day with a carnival, roving entertainment and live concert, followed by the largest firework show in North Texas at 10pm. Time: July 4th 10am-11pm. Cost: FREE. Location: 2801 Forest Ridge Drive. Region: Texas Prairies and Lakes. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call (817) 952-2222 ext. 514 or visit www.ci.bedford.tx.us. For lodging information call the Bedford Hotel Association at 1-800-900-1755 for special rates. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually on 4th of July.

July 4, 2005 - OTHER EVENT - Chappell Hill: 29th Annual 4th of July Parade. "Best Small Town Parade in America!" Featuring floats, cowboys, antique cars, and the renowned Marching Kazoo Band. Creative entries welcomed. Prizes! Cost: n/a. Location: Downtown Chappell Hill. Region: Texas Prairies and Lakes. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call 979-337-9910 or 1-888-BRENHAM. Please mention this listing when inquiring.

July 4, 2005 - OTHER EVENT - Grapevine: Fourth of July Celebration. An old-fashioned Independence Day celebration with patriotic fireworks at dusk. For more information, call 1-800-457-6338. Held annually on July 4th.

July 4, 2005 - OTHER EVENT - Lake Jackson: Old Fashion 4th Celebration. An old-fashioned 4th of July celebration for the entire family. The day begins with food, games, fun, family and friends, ending at dusk with a spectacular fireworks display. Time and cost: TBA. Location: MacLean Park, 91 Lake Road. Region: Texas Gulf Coast. For more information, call 409-297-4533. Please mention this listing when inquiring.

July 4, 2005 - OTHER EVENT - Lewisville: 4th of July Fireworks Show. Fireworks begin at dark, about 9:30pm. Cost: free. Location: Vista Ridge Mall Area- I-35 E at Round Grove Road. Region: Texas Prairies and Lakes. For More Information, please call 972-219-3550. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually on July 4th.

July 4, 2005 - FESTIVAL - Lubbock: Fourth on Broadway. A celebration of the 4th of July with a parade and street fair. The parade begins at 10am, followed by live music, and a wide array of food and craft booths lined up along Broadway. The day ends with a concert and fireworks display. Time: All Day. Cost: Free. Location: Broadway Street. Region: Texas Panhandle Plains. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call (806) 747-5232. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually on July 4th.

July 4, 2005 - OTHER EVENT - Marshall: July 4th Celebration. Live musical entertainment, souvenirs, food, and after the sun sets a fireworks show beyond belief. Time: 6 p.m. Cost: $2. Location: Maverick Stadium - Pinecrest Drive. Region: Texas Piney Woods. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call 903-935-7868. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually on July 4th.

July 4, 2005 - OTHER EVENT - Richmond: Independence Day at George Ranch Historical Park. Baseball, politics, children's games & a picnic-basket auction--all 1890's style. This is a daytime event, leaving plenty of time for evening festivities in your own hometown. Time: 9am to 5pm. Cost: Adults: $9; Seniors (62+): $8; Students (5-15): $5; Children 4 & younger & members: Free. Location: George Ranch Historical Park 10215 FM 762 Richmond, Texas 77469. Region: Texas Gulf Coast. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call 281-343-0218 or 281-545-9212. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually every Fourth of July.

July 4, 2005 - FESTIVAL - Waco: 4th on the Brazos. See all of the excitement of the Independence Day celebration. Time: 3pm-10pm. Cost: Free. Location: 100 S. University Parks Dr. Region: Texas Prairies and Lakes. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call 254-750-5980. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually on July 4th.

July 4, 2005 - OTHER EVENT - Washington-on-the-Brazos: HEB presents "Fireworks-on-the-Brazos." Celebrate our nation's independence where Texas declared her independence! Free Blue Bell and Coca-Cola. Live concert, HEB's Fireworks Extravaganza. Cost: n/a. Location: Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historic Site, FM 1155, Washington. Region: Texas Prairies and Lakes. For more information, call 936-878-2214 or 1-888-BRENHAM. Please mention this listing when inquiring.

July 5-8, 2005 - SPORTING EVENT - Athens: Camp Fish. A day camp for youngsters aged 9 to 15 to learn all about fish and fishing. Time: 1pm-5pm. Cost: $50 fee. Location: Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center, 5550 FM 2495, Athens, Texas 75752. Region: Texas Piney Woods. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call 903-676-2277. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually in July.

July 7-10, 2005 - SPORTING EVENT - Port Aransas: 70th Annual Deep Sea Roundup. Sponsored by the Port Aransas Boatmen, the Deep Sea Roundup is the oldest fishing tournament on the Gulf Coast. The proceeds from the Deep Sea Roundup are the primary source of funds for the PAB's scholarship fund. Associated writh the tournament is a dinner and dance. We hope you will sign up for the Deep Sea Roundup, and find out what great tournament fishing is all about. Time: July 7 Registration begins 2pm, ends July 10 with Awards at 1pm. Cost: Early registration, before June 15, $75; After June 15, $95. Location: Roberts Point Park, Port Aransas, TX 78373. Region: Texas Gulf Coast. Average attendance: under 50,000. For more information, call 361-749-6339 or 1-800-45-COAST. For a schedule of events and registration go to www.paboatmen.org. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually.

July 7-24, 2005 - PLAY OR MUSICAL - Odessa: Little Shop Of Horrors. As part of the Ector Theatricals Summer Musical Season, Little Shop Of Horrors comes 2nd in the season at Ector Theatre. Producer/Director Tony Georges brings Audrey to West Texas audiences. Time: Matinees on Sat. & Sun., 7 performances a week. Cost: Box Office $30-$75. Location: Ector Theater, 500 N. Texas, Odessa, TX 79761. Region: Texas Big Bend Country. Average attendance: 50,000-200,000. For more information, call 432-337-9595. Please mention this listing when inquiring.

July 8-9, 2005 - FESTIVAL - Mason: 41st Annual Roundup Weekend. The weekend has been designed to be a family event. There will be a rodeo, dance, Roundup Queens contest, parade, great American Burro Race, arts and crafts fair, washer pitching contest, food vendors and more. Location: Fort Mason City Park - Rodeo Courthouse Square. Region: Texas Hill Country. For more information, call 325-347-5758. Please mention this listing when inquiring.

July 8-10, 2004 - OTHER EVENT - Dallas: The West End's Taste of Dallas. Dallas' biggest summer blast with continuous live musical entertainment, food and other activities. Location: West End Historic District. Region: Texas Prairies and Lakes. For more information, call 214-741-7185. Please mention this listing when inquiring.

July 8-10, 2005 - FESTIVAL - El Paso: Ysleta Mission Festival. Three days of fun, games, entertainment, and food. Entertainment by El Paso's best bands, Mariachi groups and Matachin Dancers. Take a tour of the Mission Trail, which includes the Socorro, Ysleta and San Elisario Missions. Our Lady of Mt. Carmel. Region: Texas Big Bend Country. For more information, call 915-859-9848 or 915-858-0338. Please mention this listing when inquiring.

July 8-10, 2005 - OTHER EVENT - Longview: Great Texas Balloon Race. Activities begin Friday with a fly-over of the city. Balloon glow and concert Friday and Saturday evenings. Balloon races Saturday and Sunday mornings; weather permitting, balloonists will compete for purses worth thousands of dollars. Arts and crafts, food vendors and special exhibits. Special children's area. Bring a blanket or a chair for seating. Admission $10 Friday and Saturday, $2 Sunday; Weekend pass $15; Children 12 and under free. Location: East Texas Regional Airport. Region: Texas Piney Woods. For more information, call 903-757-2468 or visit www.gtbr.net. Please mention this listing when inquiring.

July 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.

July 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 - December.

July 9, 2005 - FESTIVAL - Levelland: Early Settlers Festival. For nearly 40 years, some 15,000 people come to celebrate country, bluegrass and Tejano music performances, old settler activities, more than 50 food booths, games, horseshoes, activities for kids, and a parade that lasts an hour or more. This year, folks will "Do the Drag" on Friday evening before in cars representing our history. Sponsored by the Levelland Area Chamber of Commerce. Time: All day. Cost: $1 wristband offers discounts on food and activities. Location: Downtown Square, Avenue H. Region: Texas Panhandle Plains. For more information, call (806) 894-3157. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, Saturday after July 4th.

July 9, 2005 - FESTIVAL - McDade: 55th Annual McDade Watermelon Festival. Our community has approximately 300 residents and is located on Hwy. 290 east, 10 miles east of Elgin, Texas and 30 miles east of Austin, Texas, in the Texas Hill Country. For information, call 512-273-0018. Held annually in July.

July 9, 2005 - FESTIVAL - Weatherford: Annual Parker County Peach Festival. Featuring over 200 vendors, the event will take place in Weatherford's historic downtown, from 9am to 5pm, complete with a children's area, craft vendors, and food of all kinds. There will be free parking from Weatherford College & The First Monday Grounds. Time: 9am-5pm. Cost: $3 Adult, $1 Child. Location: Historic Downtown. Region: Texas Prairies and Lakes. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information call Weatherford Chamber of Commerce: 1-888-594-3801. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, 2nd Saturday in July.

July 9 & 23, 2005 - OTHER EVENT - Kerrville: Kerr County Market Days. Over 75 vendors featuring fresh produce, crafts including furniture makers, metal smiths and other art. Food vendors are also available offering BBQ sandwiches, turkey legs, German sausage, and other baked goodies. Hours are 9am-4pm. Location: Kerrville, Texas, Kerr County Courthouse Square. Region: Texas Hill Country. For more information, call 830-895-7962. Please mention this listing when inquiring. The Market takes place on the 2nd & 4th Saturdays of each month, April-December, except August.

July 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.

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

July 15-16, 2005 - FESTIVAL - Fredericksburg: Night in Old Fredericksburg. Family fun in downtown Fredericksburg! Great German food & drink, music, arts and crafts, kids area, historical exhibits. Time: Fri. 6pm-12 midnight, Sat. 11:30am-12 midnight. Cost: Fri. $3 for adults, $1 for kids 12 & under, Sat. $5 for adults, $1 for kids 12 & under. Location: Marktplatz, 100 block of East Main Street. Region: Texas Hill Country. Average attendance: under 50,000. For more information, call 830-997-8515 or visit www.tex-fest.com. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, third weekend in July.

July 15-17, 2005 - FESTIVAL - Fort Worth: Gran Fiesta de Fort Worth. A colorful three-evening outdoor celebration of Latin music, art and cuisine. Continuous musical entertainment and performing arts, educational and cultural activities, fashion show, and marketplace. Location: Main Street. Region: Texas Prairies and Lakes. For more information, call 214-855-1881. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually.

July 16, 2005 - SPORTING EVENT - Paris: Tour de Paris Bicycle Rally. The Tour de Paris will be celebrating its 21st year in 2005, offering pancake breakfast, varying lengths (100K, 70K, 40K and 15K), hamburgers and fresh fruit smoothies at finish line. Great t-shirts, prizes and drawing for free bike for early bird entries. Time: Start at 8 a.m. Cost: $25 registration. Location: Start/Finish Line, 2400 Jefferson Road. Region: Texas Prairies and Lakes. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call 800-PARIS TX. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, 3rd Saturday in July.

July 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.

July 22-24, 29-31, August 5-7, 12-14, 19-21, 2005 - FESTIVAL - Bryan: Harvest Festival. Featured on 5 weekends, activities include a tour of the vineyards, watching grape stomping, lunch and a wine-pairing seminar. Dinner features either a "murder/mystery" theme or dinner with the vintner (alternating weekends). Prices range from individual activities, lunch plus activities, to full day packages including lunch and dinner. Call for reservations: 979-778-9463. Location: Messina Hof Winery & Resort. Region: Texas Prairies and Lakes. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually.

July 23-24, 30-31, Aug. 6-7, 2005 - OTHER EVENT - Brenham: "Crush for Fun" at Pleasant Hill Winery. Get purple feet, T-shirt ("I picked, I stomped, I made some wine") and a picture. Cost: Free admission, tour, tasting. Activities have fees. Location: 1441 Salem Rd. Region: Texas Prairies and Lakes. For more information, call 979-830-VINE. Please mention this listing when inquiring.

July 23-30, 2005 - FESTIVAL - Medina: Texas International Apple Festival. Celebrating 18 years of apples in Medina. Eight days of apple picking, pies, contests and games. Gospel and country concerts, talent shows, cooking classes, workshops and wholesome family fun. Come spend a week in scenic Bandera County. Check our website for daily activity schedule. Time: Weekends 8am-6pm, Weekdays 10am-6pm. Cost: Adults $5, Kids 6-12 $1, Under 6 are free. Location: Love Creek Orchards - Downtown Medina. Region: Texas Hill Country. Average attendance: under 50,000. For more information, call 830-589-7224 or visit www.medinatexas.com/AppleFest. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, third weekend and fourth week in July.

July 28-30, 2005 - PLAY OR MUSICAL - Uvalde: Sahawe Indian Dancer's Summer Ceremonials. The Sahawe Indian Dancers, members of Boy Scout Troop and Venture Crew 181 from Uvalde, present annually their Summer Ceremonials. The fast moving colorful dances of the Plains and Southwest Pueblo Indians are set against a backdrop of teepees to set the mood for the performance. The 90 minute performances feature 16 to 18 different dances that have thrilled audiences for almost 50 years. Time: 8pm. Cost: adults $4, children 12 and under $2. Location: Sahawe Outdoor Theater, 1 block S. US 90. Region: Texas Hill Country. For more information, call 830-278-2016. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually last weekend in July.

July 28-30, 2005 - FESTIVAL - Clute: 25th Annual Great Texas Mosquito Festival. Join Willy Manchew, the 25 foot mosquito for some one-of-a-kind Texas fun. The three day festival includes a mosquito calling contest, Mr. & Mrs. Mosquito Legs Contest, Ms. Quito Beauty Pageant, Baby Crawling Diaper Derby and the Senior Citizen Mosquito Swatter Decorating Contest. Between the bar-b-que, fajita, and rib cook-off, plus over 40 other food vendors, plenty of food will be available for every appetite. Demonstrate your sportsmanship at the horseshoe, washer, and volleyball tournament or join in the fun run and bike and in-line skating tour. Time: TBA. Cost: varies depending on entertainment. Location: Clute Community Park, Brazoswood Drive, in Clute, TX (Brazosport area). Region: Texas Gulf Coast. For more information or contest entry forms, call 1-800-371-2971 or 979-265-8392 or visit the Festival Information Page by clicking here. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, last Thursday, Friday and Saturday in July.

July 29-30, 2005 - FESTIVAL - Knox City: 17th Annual Watermelon Festival and 6th Annual Classic Car Show. This event features horseshoe pitching, a sand volleyball tournament, food, free watermelon slices a watermelon-eating contest, parade, music and a classic car show. Location: City Park. Region: Texas Panhandle Plains. For more information, call 940-658-3442. Please mention this listing when inquiring.

July 29-30, 2005 - FESTIVAL - Monahans: Butterfield Overland Stagecoach & Wagon Festival. Includes parade, entertainment, dances, arts and crafts, bull rides, and barbecue. Location: Ward County Fairgrounds. Region: Texas Big Bend Country. For more information, call 432-943-2187. Please mention this listing when inquiring.

July 30, 2005 - OTHER EVENT - Old Town Spring: Summertime Nights in Old Town Spring. Artwalk and shopping in the cool of the evening on the streets of Old Town Spring. Shops serve treats to customers. Shop 'til you drop. Time: 5pm-8pm. Cost: none. Location: Streets of Old Town Spring. Region: Texas Gulf Coast. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call 1-800-OLD-TOWN. Please mention this listing when inquiring.

July 30-31, 2005 - FESTIVAL - Houston: Tasting Texas. Giving you a Taste of Texas. Cajun, Seafood, BBQ, Soul Food and More. Music, dancing, kids play land and family activities. Time: 11am-7pm. Cost: $3 adults, $2 kids. Location: 2501 Mason Rd. Region: Texas Gulf Coast. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call 281-416-0964. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, last weekend in July.

 

 

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