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

  • April 29, 2017 - 8:30am to 11:30am

    Caddo Mounds SHS
    1649 State HWY 21 West
    Alto  Texas  75925
    United States

    Caddo Mounds State Historic Site invites the public to an early Saturday morning Bird Watching program.

  • April 29, 2017 - 10:00am to 3:00pm

    Mission Tejas State Park
    120 State Park Rd. 44
    On Hwy 21 between Alto & Crockett
    Weches  Texas  75844
    United States

    Demonstrations of early pioneer life. Civil War exhibits, Buffalo Soldiers, and authentic trapper camps. Presentations of the ways of life during this time which may include: Blacksmithing, quilting, chair making, tool making, spinning