Live events aplenty during July

Written by Kay Boothe

July 13, 2017



July 22, 29 and August 5   Tablerock Amphitheater  Salado, TX

25th Annual performances of Salado Legends! Central Texas Favorite Outdoor Musical. Dinner optional at 7:15, $12.  Show at  8:15, Adult $20 Child 12 or under $5.Call 254-947-9205 for Groups, E-mail


4th of July Celebration

July 4 – Madisonville 4th of July Celebration

Join the family fun at Lake Madison for our annual July 4th Celebration.  There will be a Gigantic Fireworks Display, Car Show, Kids Zone, Food Vendors and Live Entertainment.

Time:  4 -9:30 p.m. Location:  Lake Madison, 1215 E. Collard Street, Madisonville

Summer Shop & Stroll

August 11 – Downtown Madisonville Summer Shop & Stroll

Start your weekend with Family and Friends shopping in Madisonville.  Shop and Stroll happens June 9, August 11 and September 8, from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. in downtown Madisonville.  Shopping discounts, special sales, delicious foods, the fresh night breeze, music, auto showcase and more.  Let something unique catch your eye when you shop and stroll in our small town.  This is the type of shopping you can get excited about!  Make plans, tell your friends and shop local at the Madisonville Shop and Stroll.

Gun & Hunting Show

August 19 & 20 – Madisonville Noon Lions Club Annual Gun & Hunting Show 113 West Trinity Street, Madisonville, TX 77864

Contact:  W.C. Bennett  – 936-349-7029

Admission:  $5/per person

August 19   9 AM – 5 PM

August 20  10 AM – 4 PM

San Augustine

Junk in the Trunk

The City of San Augustine Main Street Department is pleased to announce that the Junk in the Trunk Trades Day event will be held every First Saturday of each month.  Downtown businesses are encouraged to have special sales or events on the First Saturday too!

Here are the up and coming dates to remember:    July 1, August 5, September 2, October 7, November 4, December 2.

Plan to come next First Saturday and see what you can find ! The hours are 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. and set-up is between 8 a.m. and 10 a.m.   From observation, sales have been known to take place before 10 a.m.!

Plans are being made to add other events to this fun filled day!  If you are interested in participating as an arts and craft, antique, or organization vendor , please call 936-201-9798.   The entry fee is $5 and anyone interested can just come the day of the event, drive in to one of the parking spaces on the square around the courthouse, sign up, and pay.    It’s that simple.



Summer Concert Series

Jul. 22 Texas country band Reckless Kelly in concert; Flatland Cavalry opens. Haley Nelson Amphitheater, 301 Garden

Trails Dr. 512/756-4397


Bundes Schuetzenfest

Jul. 29-30 Gillespie County

Enjoy an old-fashioned shooting competition at the 122nd annual event. Five shooting clubs gather for a parade of clubs, competition, and awards ceremony. Spectators welcome.

Grapetown Shooting Range, Old San Antonio Road. 830/992-5654


Taylor Rodeo Association Annual Rodeo

Jul. 14-15 Event features rodeo action and music. WilCo Expo Center, 210 Carlos G. Parker Blvd. NW. 512/970-8756


Texas Shakespeare Festival

Jun. 29-Jul. 30 This festival has broad appeal to professional the amateur artists and attracts high-caliber actors, designers, and directors from throughout the U.S. This season features two Shakespeare plays, a literary classic, and a delightful musical. Kilgore College, 1100 Broadway Blvd. 903/983-8119


Great Texas Balloon Race

Jul. 28-30 This is a world-class event with the very best competitive pilots in the world. See nightly balloon glows, entertainment, vendors, static aircraft, and more. East Texas Regional Airport, F.M. 349 at Jerry Lucy Drive. 903/753-3281


Texas Bluegrass Music Show

and Jam

Jul. 22 Features live bluegrass music and food booths. Coushatte Recreational Ranch, 2818 Nelius Road. 936/697-5949


Harvest Grape Stomp

Jul. 1-2, 8-9, 15-16, 22-23, 29-30

Enjoy grape picking, barrel stomping, decorated T-shirts, and more. Windy Winery, 4232 Clover Road.  979/836-3252

Crush for Fun

Jul. 22-23, 29-30 Get purple feet and a T-shirt: “I picked, I stomped, I made some wine.” Tours, tastings, and other activities are available. Pleasant Hill Winery, 1441 Salem Road. 979/830-8463

Crush for Fun

Jul. 27–30 “Sleeping Beauty”

Theatrical production is a quirky adaptation of the popular tale. The beautiful Princess Melisande is cast into an everlasting sleep only to realize more than one spell is about to be broken by the kiss of an enchanted Faun. Unity Theatre, 300 Church St. 979/830-8358


Annual Rodeo

The 47th annual rodeo will host four days of free family-friendly entertainment. The kickoff on Friday, hosted by the Texas Lost Pines Riding Club, begins at 8 p.m. Julius Marek Arena, Texas 95 and Old Sayers Road. 512/285-4515


Wayback Wednesdays

Jul. 5, 12, 19, 26 The history of Presidio La Bahia is brought to life every Wednesday in June and July. Visit with living historians as they bring the past to life and explore little-known stories from the Presidio’s early days. Explore the stone walls and battlements of the old presidio, and when you’re done there, duck inside for a look at the museum and the wonderful collection of artifacts from the 1700 and 1800s. Presidio La Bahia, 217 Loop 71. 361/645-3752

Market Days

Jul. 8 Arts, crafts, antiques,

plants, yard art, food and beverages, jewelry, collectibles, and more are available from more than 175 vendors. Goliad Historic Downtown Square, 231 S. Market St. 361/645-3563

Mansion Tours

Jul. 23 Berclair Mansion Tours

14 Moore St. 361/358-3859


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