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

  • July 1, 2017 - 8:00am to 12:00pm

    Downtown Huntsville
    University Ave
    Huntsville  Texas  77340
    United States

    Escape the big box stores and head to the 2017 Huntsville Downtown Farmers Market for fresh produce and artisan goods. Happening every Saturday May 6th - July 29th, come spend your Saturday mornings in Downtown Huntsville.

  • July 4, 2017 - 5:00pm to 9:00pm

    Gates Memorial Library,
    3137 Stilwell Blvd.
    Port Arthur  Texas  77642
    United States

    Family events at Gates Memorial Library, sponsored by Lamar State College-Port Arthur. Outdoor games, music, contests.