Annual Events

Taylor ISD Theater Performances

Two times a year: Spring & Fall

There are many different theater performances throughout the year at theaters in Taylor. Go to taylorplaymakers.com to see a list of upcoming shows and get your tickets. The Taylor ISD puts on two theater performances per school year– one in the spring and one in the fall.

Taylor Rodeo

September 23-24

Since 1950, the Taylor Rodeo Association has proudly brought to you the Taylor Annual Rodeo in the hometown of Bill Pickett. The crowds that come to this yearly event have grown because of the enthusiasm and the excitement– but most of all for the entertainment they receive. Over the years the Taylor Annual Rodeo has become the big fish in a small pond. It is one of the biggest and best small-town rodeos anywhere.

Main Street Car Show

October 29th

The Main Street Car Show is an annual event held in late October/early November. This event is sponsored by the City of Taylor and Main Street Taylor, Texas, and in the past has featured art exhibitions, food, music, raffle prizes, and shopping, along with a wide array of impressive cars.

Patriot Day Parade

Held on September 11th each year

The Taylor Fire Department brings the community together every year on September 11th to honor those who lost their lives in the attacks that occurred in 2001. During this event, emergency personnel and vehicles parade through downtown Taylor.

Blackland Prairie Days

First weekend in May

This annual festival takes place during the first weekend of May every year. This festival is sponsored by the Main Street Program, a program which focuses on downtown revitalization within the context of historical preservation. The Taylor Main Street Program supports the redevelopment of the downtown area through historical preservation, education, economic development and heritage tourism. This event includes a kids fest, arts & crafts, food, entertainment and more.

Fireworks Show

Held on July 4th each year

The annual Taylor fireworks show is held in beautiful Murphy Park each year on July 4th at dusk to celebrate America’s independence.

Christmas Parade

First Saturday in December

The City of Taylor hosts a Christmas Parade of Lights every year on the first Saturday in December.

Monthly Events

Third Thursday Shopping

Third Thursday of the month

In order to showcase the unique businesses in downtown Taylor, shops are open late (until 9 p.m.) on the third Thursday of every month. Door prizes, music and food make this exciting event something to look forward to every month!

Second Saturday Shopping

Second Saturday of the month

The excitement of Third Thursday is coming to Saturdays in Taylor! The unique businesses in downtown are open late (until 9 p.m.) on the second Saturday of every month. Door prizes, music and food make this exciting event something to look forward to every month!

Numerous BBQ Cook-Offs

Year-round

Taylor hosts numerous BBQ cook-offs throughout the year, including the Taylor International BBQ Cook-Off in August.

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“Sky’s the Limit” Fly A Kite Day 9:00 am
“Sky’s the Limit” Fly A Kite Day @ Taylor Regional Park & Sports Complex
Sep 9 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Join us for Taylor’s “Sky’s the Limit” Fly A Kite Day! Register at 9:00 a.m. at the Taylor Regional Park and Sports Complex for a day of kite flying, food, prizes and fun. Judging starts[...]
Taylor Second Saturday 10:00 am
Taylor Second Saturday
Sep 9 @ 10:00 am – 9:00 pm
The fun of Third Thursday is coming to your weekends in Taylor! In order to showcase the unique businesses in downtown Taylor, shops are open late (until 9 p.m.) on the second Saturday of every[...]
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9/11 Memorial Ceremony 7:00 pm
9/11 Memorial Ceremony @ Heritage Square
Sep 11 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
9/11 Memorial Ceremony @ Heritage Square
The Taylor Fire Department brings the community together every year to honor those who lost their lives in the attacks of 2001. Join us for a parade of emergency personnel and vehicles.
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Taylor Chamber of Commerce Business Expo and Job Fair
Taylor Chamber of Commerce Business Expo and Job Fair @ Williamson County Expo Center
Sep 16 all-day
Games, prizes, information, food and fun are waiting for you 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16, at the East WilCo Business Expo! Grab the kids, a can of food for the food pantry[...]
Scarecrow Trail and Sidewalk Sale 10:00 am
Scarecrow Trail and Sidewalk Sale @ Historic Downtown Taylor
Sep 16 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Shop through historic Downtown Taylor where local shops will display vintage finds, collectibles, boutique fashion, home decor and treasures for all.
Taylor Chamber of Commerce Business Expo & Job Fair 10:00 am
Taylor Chamber of Commerce Business Expo & Job Fair @ Williamson County Expo Center
Sep 16 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Presented by the Taylor Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau, this event include booths, information and exhibits from an array of nearby business entities.
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Taylor Third Thursday
Taylor Third Thursday
Sep 21 all-day
In order to showcase the unique businesses in downtown Taylor, shops are open late (until 9 p.m.) on the third Thursday of every month!  Door prizes, music and food make this exciting event something to[...]
Art Night 6:30 pm
Art Night @ Taylor Public Library
Sep 21 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Taylor Public Library welcomes you to Coloring Night the third Thursday of each month 6:30 – 7:30 PM. All ages are welcome for all sorts of coloring. Colors and color pages will be provided, or[...]
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G21 Car Show 9:00 am
G21 Car Show @ Historic Downtown Taylor
Sep 24 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Downtown Taylor is home to a variety of happenings through the month! In addition to 3rd Thursday, 2nd Saturday and numerous festivals, the town also welcomes the G21 Car Show on every 4th Sunday of[...]
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Family Night – Crafts 6:30 pm
Family Night – Crafts @ Taylor Public Library
Sep 28 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Taylor Public Library welcomes you to Family Night for activities, games, and more the fourth Thursday of each month 6:30 – 7:30 PM. For information please call the library at 512-352-3434.  
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17th Annual Taylor SPJST BBQ Cook-Off 10:00 am
17th Annual Taylor SPJST BBQ Cook-Off @ SPJST Lodge 29
Sep 29 @ 10:00 am – Sep 30 @ 5:00 pm
Join Taylor SPJST at Lodge 29 for their annual BBQ Cook-Off, featuring free dancing, a silent auction and prize money for the best BBQ in Taylor!
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