Of all the things that Texas is known for, it seems strange that one activity is quickly becoming the word many people think about when someone mentions the state. That word is…festival. Texas is chock full of them. From the growing and now famous SXSW in Austin, to the Bluebonnet festival in Burnet, these events are growing in popularity and are starting to bring many more people in from all around the surrounding states. Here are five out-of-the-ordinary Texas festivals your kids will love.
- Brenham Uptown Swirl
Each Saturday of the year during MLK weekend, Brenham Texas hosts their Uptown Swirl. Businesses open their doors for a walking festival where tourists can purchase wristbands and partake in wine and food tasting at participating restaurants and participate in fun activities. The event is features live music and games as well.
- Round Top Antiques Fair
This fair has grown in popularity over the years and is now an entire week long! It began as a daylong festival where antique vendors would descend on the town to sell and show off their goods. Since then, the festival has grown into a weeklong affair with games, crafts, vendors, and more.
- Bluebonnet Festival
The bluebonnet festival takes place every Spring on the second weekend of April. The event highlights the arrival of the bluebonnets that are known in Texas to signal the arrival of Spring time. With live music, shopping, food tasting, and competitions- there is something for everyone.
- Juneteenth Celebration
Each Saturday closest to the 19th, the Juneteenth Celebration is held to celebrate the end of slavery. The event brings out a diverse crowd with a focus on history, culture, and patriotism and is one of the most unique of Texas festivals.
- 4th of July Parade in Chappell Hill
Each 4th of July, Chappell Hill hosts a parade in honor of Independence Day. The festival has become very popular over the years and brings many together in celebration.
Take you family to these festivals and enjoy all that the great state has to offer.
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