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

  • March 23, 2019 (All day)

    Downtown Palestine
    401 W Main
    Palestine  Texas  75801
    United States

    Welcome to our 81st Dogwood Trails Arts & Music Festival! Come join us as we celebrate the Dogwood blooms of East Texas with Live Music, Art, and just about anything fried on a stick you can imagine with fun activities for all ages.

  • March 14, 2020 (All day) to March 15, 2020 (All day)

    Walker County Fair Grounds
    3925 HWY 30 W
    Huntsville  Texas  77340
    United States

    65+ Dealers from across the country are bringing their wares and latest finds, to the Walker County Fair Grounds. Shop in the climate controlled facility and enjoy the full kitchen full of homemade goods.Shop here before they head to Round Top...