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Please note that prices, dates, telephone numbers and hours are subject to change. Please call ahead before making plans. Last updated: February 9, 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.

August 5, 2005 - OTHER EVENT - Tomball: 33rd Annual Tomball Night Celebration. Discover Tomball invites folks to take advantage of great shopping specials, fun, food, music, prizes & cash giveaways. The evening is closed with Tomball's Parade of Lights- night parade & spectacular fireworks display. Time: 5pm-??. Location: City Wide - Tomball, TX. Region: Texas Gulf Coast. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call 1-866-670-7222. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, 1st Friday in August.

August 5-6, 2005 - FESTIVAL - Houston: 15th Annual Houston International Jazz Festival. Featuring some of the hottest local, national and international talent in jazz today. Time: Aug 5, 2:30-10pm, Aug 6, 4-9pm. Cost: $15. Location: Jones Plaza, 615 Louisiana. Region: Texas Gulf Coast. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call (281) 773-9346 or visit www.jazzeducation.org. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held Annually, 1st Weekend in August.

(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.

August 5-6, 12-13, 19-20, 26-27, 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.

August 6, 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.

August 6-8, 2005 - OTHER EVENT - San Marcos: Tax Free Weekend. Tax Free Weekend is the most popular shopping weekend at Prime Outlets - San Marcos. In addition to the everyday savings of up to 70% off retail, shoppers who purchase clothing priced at $100 or less during Tax-Free Weekend will be able to do so WITHOUT paying sales tax. Shoppers can also save even more with Prime's free MORECard or by purchasing a coupon book. Several stores will be open continuously throughout the weekend. Time: All Mall Hours. Cost: n/a. Location: Prime Outlets - San Marcos, 3939 I-35 South, San Marcos, TX 78666. Region: Texas Hill Country. For more information, call (512) 396-2201. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, 1st Weekend in August.

August 7, 2005 - OTHER EVENT - Kemah: 37th Annual Boat Parade and Blessing of the Shrimp and Pleasure Boat Fleet. Brightly decorated shrimp boats and pleasure craft from canoes to fine Yachts file past the Boardwalk where the officiating ministers bless each boat. Come early and stay late to watch the colorful awards presentation afterwards. DVD available. Time: 1:30pm. Cost: People are free, Boats are $5. Location: The Kemah Boardwalk, Bradford and 2nd Street Kemah, TX 77565. Region: Texas Gulf Coast. Average attendance: 50,000 - 200,000. For more information, call 281-334-2303. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, 1st Sunday in August.

August 10, 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.

August 13, 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.

August 13 & 27, 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.

August 14, 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.

August 17, 2005 - SPORTING EVENT - Sonora: Outlaw Pro Rodeo. The Sonora Outlaw Pro Rodeo is held every year during the third week of August in conjunction with Sutton County Days. Sonora hosts one of the best outdoor pro rodeos in Texas. Top contestants and one of the rockiness shows in West Texas. Slack performances Wednesday & Thursday with regular performances on Friday & Saturday. Parade on Saturday, with dancing under stars on Friday & Saturday nights. Location: Sutton County Park & Arena Complex. Region: Texas Hill Country. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call 325-387-2949. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, 3rd week in August.

August 19-20, 2005 - FAIR - Sonora: 32nd Annual Sutton County Days. Held every year in conjunction with the Sonora Outlaw Pro Rodeo on the third weekend of August. Enjoy Arts & craft booths, food booths, parade, dances on Friday & Saturday Night, children's rides & games. Dance under the starry West Texas Skies. Come for food, fun, and West Texas Hospitality. Location: Sutton County Park & Arena Complex. Region: Texas Hill Country. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call 325-387-2880. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, 3rd weekend in August.

August 19-27, 2005 - FAIR - Denton: Annual North Texas State Fair. Join us for world championship rodeos, live music, carnival rides and games, petting zoos and bar-b-que cook-offs. Time: Fridays 6pm-1am, Saturdays 1pm-1am, Sunday 1pm-11pm, Monday-Thursday 6pm-12pm. Cost: Small Fee Parking: $3. Location: North Texas Fairgrounds - 2217 N. Carroll Blvd. in Denton, TX. Region: Texas Prairies and Lakes. For more information call 940-387-2632. Please mention this listing when inquiring.

August 20, 2005 - FESTIVAL - Amarillo: Polk Street Block Party. One of Amarillo's biggest parties is the Polk Street Block Party. Sponsored by Center City of Amarillo, proceeds help Center City's plans to encourage a re-development and re-birth of downtown Amarillo. Food, drink, music and games highlight this night of celebration. Time: 4pm to midnight. Location: Downtown Amarillo along Polk Street. Region: Texas Panhandle Plains. For more information, call 806-372-6744. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually in August.

August 20, 2005 - CONCERT - Harlingen: Blues on the Hill. Sponsored by Parks & Recreation Dept. The series will feature blues music performed by a headline act and local artist. Lawn chairs and beach towels are welcome. No outside beverages please. Food and Drinks will be available on site. Time: Evening event. Cost: Free. Location: McKelvey Park 1325 S. 77 SunShine Strip. Region: Texas Gulf Coast. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call Jeff (956) 427-8870. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, 3 times from May thru Aug.

August 20, 2005 - OTHER EVENT - New Braunfels: 11th Annual New Braunfels Summer Model Train Show. Outstanding selections of Thomas the Tank trains, books & DVD's, Lionel, train books & videos, collectibles, model kits in various scales, tools, railroad memorabilia, running layouts in scales from Lionel to Z scale. Buy, sell, or swap. Time: 9am-4pm. Cost: Adult $5, Child $1, Family $8. Location: New Braunfels Civic Center, 280 S. Seguin. Region: Texas Hill Country. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call 830-935-2517. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually, 3rd Saturday in August.

August 20-21, 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.

August 27, 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.

August 27, 2005 - OTHER EVENT - Stonewall: Wreath-laying and Fee Free Day. Join the Johnson family and distinguished guests as they honor the memory of our 36th president and his continuing legacy at his grave site on the LBJ Ranch. Free tours of the Ranch on this day also commemorate the anniversary of the founding of the National Park Service in 1916. Free refreshments provided by our partner park, LBJ State Park and Historic Site. Time: Wreath-laying at 10:30am; free ranch tours all day--10am to 4pm. Cost: free. Location: Johnson Family Cemetery, LBJ Ranch. Region: Texas Hill Country. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call (830) 868-7128, ext. 244. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually on LBJ's birthday, August 27.

August 27-28, 2005 - EXHIBIT - Dallas: 14th Annual VISIONS: The Women's Expo. This event offers women sensational shopping, information, inspiration, education, and FUN. Special event stages feature national and local celebrities, elaborate fashion shows, noted chefs, the latest in home decor & organization, and high-powered business presentations. Key exhibit areas include: business & career, health & fitness, finance & technology, fashion & beauty, children & family, travel & recreation, home & garden, cooking & entertaining, pets, sensational shopping & more. Sponsored by JC Penney, Minyard Food Stores, The American Heart Association Food Certification Program, WFAA-TV Channel 8 and The Dallas Morning News. Time: Saturday, 9am-7pm, Sunday 10am-6pm. Cost: $8. Location: Dallas Market Hall 2200 Stemmons Freeway, Dallas, Texas. Region: Texas Prairies and Lakes. Average attendance: under 250,000. For more information, call 214 977 7431 or visit www.beloexpo.com. Please mention this listing when inquiring. Held annually.

 

 

 

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