Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Beaumont's Farmers Market
950 Langham Road
Beaumont, TX 77707
8:00 am - 11:00 am
Warmer weather is here and the Beaumont Farmers Market is back in business! The open-air market allows for people to shop for fresh, regionally grown produce and other food products. Vendors set up under a large covered basketball area so they will be there on Saturdays rain or shine! See more at: http://www.beaumontcvb.com/blog/post/10-ways-to-enjoy-march-in-beaumont/#sthash.UwkOQYSZ.dpuf
Classic Movie Nights
March 3, 17, 24 & 31, 2017
345 Fannin Street
Beaumont, TX 77701
Doors, 6:00 pm. Movie, 7:30 pm.
You’ve heard about it - now go check it out! What started as a way to showcase a historic theater has turned into a regular event both locals and visitors have come to love. Every Friday night (with a few exceptions), families gather together to watch their favorite classic movies inside the beautiful Jefferson Theatre in downtown Beaumont for Classic Movie Nights. Also enjoy live music and craft beer! Click here for March Schedule. See more at: http://www.beaumontcvb.com/blog/post/10-ways-to-enjoy-march-in-beaumont/#sthash.UwkOQYSZ.dpuf
Beaumont Corvette Club Comedy Explosion
March 24, 2017
Julie Rogers Theatre
765 Pearl St
Beaumont, TX 77701
Cost: Tickets: $37 - $47
The Beaumont Corvette Club is throwing the first ever night of comedy and fun! Come out and enjoy a night of fun, love, and laughter at the historical Julie Rogers Theatre. Featuring laughs from Cocoa Brown, Damon Williams, Jay Lamont, Tyler Craig, and Steve Brown. Get tickets here. See more at: http://www.beaumontcvb.com/blog/post/10-ways-to-enjoy-march-in-beaumont/#sthash.UwkOQYSZ.dpuf
YMBL South Texas State Fair
March 30 - April 9, 2017
5115 Interstate 10 S
Beaumont, TX 77705
Cost: $4 - $8
The YMBL South Texas State Fair is held annually at the Ford Park Event Center and brings thousands of visitors to Beaumont each spring with food, entertainment, and, of course, carnival rides. The Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) showcases the country's top cowboys and cowgirls at the YMBL Championship Rodeo while locals present their masterpieces at the School Art, Quilt and Photo Show. There's a Livestock & Poultry Show as well as a Youth Animal Auction, Kids Fun Zone and more. **Don’t miss: $2.00 Tuesday on March 29th. Fair-goers can enter for $2.00 with a coupon. Ride prices on the Carnival Americana Midway will be $2.00 each all evening! (No coupon needed for that.) See more at: http://www.beaumontcvb.com/blog/post/10-ways-to-enjoy-march-in-beaumont/#sthash.UwkOQYSZ.dpuf
March 25: Annual Cowgirl Roundup featuring author and radio personality Rebecca Carrell at Sokol Hall 2622 E Hwy 34 https://goo.gl/QGRq2a
March 31- April 15: Farce of Nature at Ennis Public Theatre www.EnnisPublicTheatre.com
April – Oct.: Ennis Farmers Market Saturdays in Historic Downtown Ennis 8:00 am -1:00 pm Fresh air, fresh produce, yummy sweets & treats, and special activities.
April 1-30: Ennis Bluebonnet Trails Come drive over 40 miles of mapped bluebonnet trails. www.bluebonnettrail.org
American Chuck Wagon Association Championship Cook Off To Be Held at Gillespie County Fairgrounds in Fredericksburg March 30 – April 1, 2017
The American Chuck Wagon Association (ACWA) Championship Cook Off will be held in Fredericksburg on Thursday, March 30th through Saturday, April 1, 2017 at the Gillespie County Fairgrounds at 530 Fair Drive.
The ACWA Championship Cook Off will include 15 to 20 prequalified chuck wagon teams that have won in previous competitions across the United States.
The ACWA Championship Cook Off will begin on Thursday, March 30, 2017 with a local education day including educational demonstrations by chuck wagon teams for area 4th grade students.
The event will continue on Friday, March 31, 2017, as the chuck wagon teams are judged on time period authenticity for the trail drive era (1866-1886). On Friday afternoon, the event will host a youth cook off with local youth teams, who will be cooking on the authentic chuck wagons and supervised by the official ACWA Championship Cook Off teams.
The event will conclude on Saturday, April 1, 2017 with a chuck wagon meal and the ACWA Championship Cook Off food competition that will be judged by a panel of food writers, journalists and local officials.
The event is open to the public and spectators are welcome. Visitors may purchase lunch tickets for Saturday’s meal prepared by competing chuck wagons, which will include a chicken fried steak, potatoes, beans, bread and dessert. The tickets will be on sale at the ACWA website www.americanchuckwagon.org beginning on January 1, 2017. Tickets are $20 per person (plus drinks). Tickets are first come first serve and are limited in quantity.
The ACWA Championship Cook Off – which will take place rain or shine – will be held in conjunction with Chisholm Trail Day, which celebrates the former cattle trail used to drive cattle from ranches in Texas up to Kansas railheads. The development of the chuck wagon helped sustain the cowboys and cattlemen living and working on such cattle trails.
The American Chuck Wagon Association – which started as a small group of Old West enthusiasts and expanded to a worldwide association with members from 31 states, Canada, France and Germany – is a 501(c)(3) organization funded by sponsorships, tax-free donations, memberships, honorariums and memorials. The mission of the ACWA is “to preserve the history of the Chuck Wagon Era by providing educational opportunities and events to diverse audiences of all ages while continuing to provide youth scholarships and support for wounded warriors.” For more information on the ACWA, visit www.americanchuckwagon.org.
For more information on visiting Fredericksburg and the Texas Hill Country, visit www.VisitFredericksburgTX.com.
Texas Pinball Festival: March 24-26, https://www.visitfrisco.com/event/texas-pinball-festival/75/
Arts in the Square: April 1-2, https://www.visitfrisco.com/event/arts-in-the-square/76/
25th Anniversary EdgeFest: April 1, https://www.visitfrisco.com/event/25th-anniversary-egdefest/209/
Texas Tech University Spring Game: April 1, https://www.visitfrisco.com/event/texas-tech-spring-football-game/207/
Williamson County Symphony Society Free Concert
The Williamson County Symphony Orchestra is excited to perform their March concert series with a theme of ‘Humor In Music.' The free and family-friendly concerts will feature a fun mix of music, including selections from Dance of the Comedians, Under the Bigtop, What’s Up at the Symphony, a ukulele feature & more. The concert will take place on March 11, 7:30 p.m. at the Klett Performing Arts Center, located at 2211 N. Austin Avenue in Georgetown, Texas.
Jessie Daniel Ames Lecture
On March 23 at 4 p.m., Gina Athena Ulysse will present: "Considering Distances and Absences: Because When God is Too Busy." A dynamic performer, described by artist Evan Bissell as “a powerhouse and a whirling storm,” and historian Robin D.G. Kelley as “a one-woman aftershock,” Ulysse has performed variations of her one-woman show Because When God is too Busy: Haiti, me and THE WORLD and other works at conferences, in colleges and universities throughout the United States and internationally. For more information, please go to southwestern.edu/departments/feminist/opportunities/currentames
An Evening with Karen Maness
Join Karen Maness, Co-author of The Art of the Hollywood Backdrop, for a magical evening, as she reveals the hidden world and creators of Hollywood backdrop masterpieces, long-guarded as a special effects secret by the major studios such as MGM, Warner Brothers, Universal, Columbia, 20th Century Fox, and Paramount. March 25, 7 p.m. at Pearl Snap Hall. For more information and tickets, please go to aneveningwithkarenmaness.com
An Afternoon of Opera
On March 26 at 3 p.m., Southwestern University Opera Theatre will present a pastiche of Handel arias in English to tell a story that still has relevance today. Additionally, there will be a few scenes from Mozart’s comic masterpiece, “The Marriage of Figaro” sung in Italian. Free and open to the public. For more information on this event and other Sarofim School of Fine Arts March events, please go to southwestern.edu/sarofim.
Georgetown Quilt and Stitchery Show
Georgetown’s HandCrafts Unlimited’s 2017 Sunflower Sensation Quilt and Stitchery Show will feature a silent auction, vendors, raffle quilt, scissor sharpening, challenge block, and tea room. Come check out the beautiful quilts and enjoy a treat from the tea room! March 31 – April 1, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. in the Georgetown Community Center in beautiful San Gabriel Park. For more information, please visit handcraftsunlimited.com/georgetown-quilt-show.
Ride the Grapevine Vintage Railroad for the Spring Fun Runs March 13-17 and every Saturday and Sunday through November.
· Kiss Me, I’m Irish Express, March 17
· Day Out with Thomas™, March 31, April 1, 2, 7, 8 and 9
· New Vintage Wine & Gallery Trail and Blessing of the Vines – April 8
Spring Swing Street Dance – April 22, 2017
Join us for live music, craft beer, delicious food, art festival and of course a street dance featuring music by Bobby Flores and the Yellow Rose Band along with Hot Texas Swing Band, Robert Carlson, and Joan Huggins! It’s a day filled with sunshine, spring weather, and a little bit of street dancing!
Flacas Clean H2O 5K-10K Run, April 22, 2017
Benefiting the clean water projects of Kids Across Cultures
Wine Tasting at the Pecan Street Drink Shoppe on April 1, 2017 to help celebrate the Billy the Kid Open Car Show.
Also March tasting to take place:
March 4th - Dulce Vida Tequila
March 11th - Tortoise Creek Pinot Nor
March 18th - Knockmore Irish Whiskey
Walker County Fair & Rodeo, March 30 - April 7 - 10 days of great fun and excitement. PRCA Rodeo, Livestock, Entertainment, Arts & Crafts, Carnival, Can Goods & BBQ/Chili Cookoff.for more information and overnight accommodations visit www.walkercountyfair.com.
Wednesday, March 15th - Kayaking at Britton Park 10:00am - 11:30am
In this brand new program, we will go out in dual-seated kayaks on Joe Pool Lake. An instructor will guide you on safety and proper technique. Registration is required, and is appropriate for ages 7 and up.
Thursday, March 16th - Spring Scavenger Hunt 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Come see Oliver Nature Park during spring to explore how nature changes and adapts to the season. Enjoy a naturalist-led walk with a purpose of searching, examining, learning, and checking off the unique spring finds on your provided scavenger hunt list. Wear weather-appropriate clothing and comfortable shoes.
Thursday, March 16th - Rain Barrel Making Class 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Have you ever wondered what rainwater harvesting is and how to do it? Our Water Utilities Division will be teaching us all about harvesting rainwater and its importance. Guests will make their own 55-gallon rain barrel to take home. Registration is required. https://www.olivernaturepark.com/sites/default/files/media/rainbarrelmakingclass.pdf
Thursday, March 16th - Third Thursdays Mansfield 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Join us downtown on Thursday, March 16 from 5-8 pm for our 2nd annual Lucky Egg Hunt and Night on the Town! Local businesses are pairing up with Downtown Mansfield, Inc., to hide over 500 eggs, host special promotions, and set up the monthly Third Thursdays food trucks, vendors, and other fun shenanigans (including a golden egg scavenger hunt!)! Be sure to check the Facebook page over the next two weeks for updates!
Friday, March 17th - Rock Art 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Have you noticed painted rocks throughout Mansfield? Join us at Oliver Nature Park, and paint your own rock to hide. Each registered participant will receive two rocks to paint.
Mansfield Rocks Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/606169682883576/
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Saturday, March 18th - World's Only St. Paddy's Pickle Parade & Palooza
Join us in Historic Downtown Mansfield for this 6th annual event! The day kicks off with the Pickle Fun Run, 5K and 10K runs starting at 8am, and continues all day with activities, shopping, food, entertainment, and the Pickle Parade.
Thursday, March 31st - A Taste Of India 5:30pm - 8:30pm
Join Chef Adair Smith of Savvy's Bistro & Mansfield ISD at the Ben Barber Innovation Academy as he takes us on a culinary tour of India. Participants will learn to prepare four Indian dishes in this hands-on cooking class. Space is limited and registration is required.
Third Monday Trade Days (March 17-19)
Third Monday Trade Days is the ultimate shopping experience with something for everyone. Over 400 artisans, crafters, up-cyclers, apparel merchandisers, antique dealers, and other vendors offer a wide variety of items. Children (and adults) can enjoy a fun train ride through the market, the pony ride, and a variety of carnival-type foods. Remember, if you haven’t been to Third Monday, you just haven’t been shopping. 4550 W. University. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Free admission; parking is $5 before 3 p.m.
Second Saturday Art Show (April 9)
Artists in the North Dallas area show off their work and sell pieces at TUPPS Brewery, 721 Anderson. Free admission. Brewery tour every Saturday at 12:30 p.m. and live music from 1-4 p.m. Food trucks onsite.
Kevin Fowler Live with special guest the Powell Brothers.
Date: 03/24/2017 5:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Location: Dos Amigos
4700 N Golder Ave, Odessa, TX 79764
Midland Odessa Symphony and Chorale: Class Brass
Date: 03/26/2017 3:00 PM
Location: Wagner Noel Performing Arts Center
1310 N FM 1788
Midland, Texas 79707
Date: 03/28/2017 8:00 PM
Location: Wagner Noel Performing Arts Center
1310 N FM 1788
Midland, Texas 79707
JACKALOPES HOCKEY VS. WICHITA FALLS WILDCATS
Date: 03/31/2017 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location: Ector County Coliseum
4201 Andrews Hwy, Odessa, TX 79762
Odessa College Music Program Honors Recital
Date: 03/31/2017 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Location: Jack Rodgers Auditorium Jack Rodgers Fine Arts Building
201 W. University Blvd.
Odessa, Texas 79764
March 19 – Gingerbread & Coffee at Pilgrim Church and Cemetery
March 23-25 – 16th Annual Old Time Music & Dulcimer Festival – www.oldpalmusic.com
March 24-April 9 – 79th Annual Dogwood Trails Celebration – www.texasdogwoodtrails.com
March 24-26 – A Weekend at Ivy Payne Wildlife Refuge - www.texaslandconservancy.org
March 24-25 – Boston Porter Memorial Rodeo - 11th Annual Boston Porter Memorial Bull Riding Fri & Sat Night. United Bucking Bulls Inc. & RANK Rider Tour...Toughest Cowboys & Rankest Bulls. Tickets $12 in advance @ Cavender’s $15 @ the gate. Anderson Co. Livestock Pavilion located on Hwy 287 North.
March 31-April 9 – Fri/Sat/Sun – “BINGO: The Winning Musical” at the Texas Theatre –http://www.thetexastheater.com/
April 2 – Dogwood Special Brunch Train on the Texas State Railroad – www.texasstaterr.com
Toyota Texas Music Revolution
Oak Point Park & Nature Preserve
Dallas area radio station KHYI The Range is hosting Toyota Texas Music Revolution 21 March 24-25 at Oak Point Park & Amphitheater in Plano. Come celebrate the biggest Toyota Texas Music Revolution yet with KHYI and the City of Plano. Headlining this year’s show is Texas native and multi-award winner Kacey Musgraves!
Annual Windfest Festival Brings Music, Contests, and Family Fun to Portland
Every year, Windfest, the largest festival in Portland, ushers spring in to the Texas coast. Windfest takes place Friday, April 7 through Sunday, April 9.
This year’s talent headliners include: Texas native Curtis Grimes, a country music traditionalist in the vein of George Strait and Alan Jackson; Jake Ward, hailed as the best kept secret on the Texas music scene; and, Portland native Steve Trevino, one of the hottest comics in the country. Other acts include Los Arroyos del Rio, Robert Ray, Luke Prater Music, and the Reverend’s Daughter.
Windfest is known for bringing a bit of four-legged fun to the party…and this year is no different. In addition to the wiener dogs of the ever-popular Dachshund Dash, Swifty Swine Pig Races will join the lineup. These little pigs sprint to the finish line in an Oreo-fueled frenzy, delighting audiences and eliciting squeals of laughter from children of every age.
There are lots of competitions in the two-legged category, too. Windfest has two fun runs, a people parade, a hot dog eating contest, a youth golf tournament at NorthShore Country Club, plus the ever-popular washer and horseshoe pitching tournaments.
Every year some of the best cooks in South Texas and beyond compete in the annual cook-off. Categories include: a pizza cook-off designed especially for young chefs, a chili cook-off, barbecue cook-offs for both ribs and brisket, a dessert cook-off, and the Chef’s Choice Cook-Off.
With three days of music, contests and races of every kind, plus food galore, there’s something for everyone at Windfest 2017. But the entertainment options don’t stop yet—there’s also an exotic animal petting zoo, photo ops with ‘Mater and Lightning, BoardHouse Surf & Skate demonstrations, and the thrill-a-minute Windfest Midway & Carnival.
Spring is in the air—and that means Windfest in Portland. For more information, visit Windfest.org or call the Portland Chamber of Commerce at 361.777.4650.
Azalea & Spring Flower Trail (March 4-April 9):
Tyler celebrates with ten miles of residential gardens and historic home-sites covered with azaleas, tulips, wisteria and dogwood. Citywide events include the Historic Tyler on Tour, Fun Runs, Arts and Crafts Fair, Quilt Show, Porcelain Exhibit and more. www.visittyler.com/azaleatrail
‘Dirty Dancing’ (March 21-22 7:30pm):
The classic story on stage is an unprecedented live experience, exploding with heart-pounding music, passionate romance and sensational dancing. Seen by millions across the globe, this worldwide smash hit tells the classic story of Baby and Johnny, two fiercely independent young spirits from different worlds who come together in what will be the most challenging and triumphant summer of their lives. “This crowd-pleasing stage adaptation hits the jackpot!” Mature subject matter. Tickets range from $37 to $77. cowancenter.org