Texas Forest Trail Region

Participant in the Texas Historical Commission's
Texas Heritage Trails Program

Arts and Leisure

Musician performing on stage
Live music at the Victory Grill in Austin


So you really DO think you can dance? Texas thinks you can, too! The state celebrates its music, arts, and dance year round with live performances, concerts, festivals, and a thriving historic dance hall culture, giving you and your partner plenty of opportunities to cut a rug and scoot your boots. Two left feet? Relax instead and listen to the accordion wheeze of biergarten music around the gazebo, Mozart beneath the stars, or Mariachis on the courthouse lawn. Communities across the state sponsor musical performances, many of them outdoors, to suit all tastes from baroque to big band, and much of it is free! Looking for inspiration? Local artists and craftspeople exhibit routinely all over the state, offering insight, imagination, and made-in-Texas canvases, sculptures, photographs, and wares, making art some of the state's most valued home grown handiwork. Feeling creative? "All art requires courage," says Houston Museum of Fine Art photography curator Anne Wilkes Tucker. So don't be shy, participate or spectate but be seen on the Texas art scene.

Upcoming Events

  • December 15, 2017 - 12:00pm to January 19, 2018 - 6:00pm

    Old Anderson County Jailhouse
    704 Ave A
    Palestine  Texas  75801
    United States

    This Christmas don't miss a rare opportunity to come visit and take pictures with the Grinch at his Texas Jail House Lair!

  • December 16, 2017 (All day) to January 13, 2018 (All day)

    Farmer's Market Pavilion
    815 W Spring St
    Palestine  Texas  75801
    United States

    The Holiday Farmers Market & Craft Show offers goodies including locally grown fresh produce, baked goods, homemade preserves and handcrafted gifts created by local artisans.