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

July 20-21

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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Downtown Taylor New Year’s Eve Pub Crawl 8:00 pm
Downtown Taylor New Year’s Eve Pub Crawl @ Texas Beer Company, Black Sparrow Music Parlor, Taylor Station Bar
Dec 31 2018 @ 8:00 pm – Jan 1 2019 @ 1:00 am
DOWNTOWN TAYLOR PUB CRAWL! Downtown Taylor venues have come together to create (possibly the first) DOWNTOWN PUB CRAWL! We’ll start the night out at Texas Beer Co. at 8pm, move over to Black Sparrow at[...]
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The Williamson County Youth Expo 8:00 am
The Williamson County Youth Expo @ Williamson County Expo Center
Jan 5 @ 8:00 am – Jan 10 @ 8:00 pm
The Williamson County Youth Expo is an organization dedicated to the success of educating and cultivating the minds of today’s youth. This show is more to our youth and volunteers than, just a livestock show.[...]
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Taylor Second Saturday 10:00 am
Taylor Second Saturday
Jan 12 @ 10:00 am – 9:00 pm
In order to showcase the unique businesses in downtown Taylor, shops 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[...]
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Taylor Third Thursday
Taylor Third Thursday
Jan 17 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
Jan 17 @ 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[...]
Go Fast Races Trainer Time 5:00 pm
Go Fast Races Trainer Time @ Williamson County Expo Center
Jan 17 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Trainer Time is a laid back less structured event to help prepare your horse for Saturdays Race. There are no exhibition pages, specific time slots or a certain order. Show up from 5-10 P.M. You[...]
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Dogz Rule! Flyball
Dogz Rule! Flyball @ Williamson County Expo Center
Jan 19 – Jan 20 all-day
Flyball is a dog sport where teams of four dogs race against each other over a line of hurdles to a springloaded box, “catch” a tennis ball from the box and then race back to[...]
Go Fast Races Barrel Race 7:00 am
Go Fast Races Barrel Race @ Williamson County Expo Center
Jan 19 @ 7:00 am – 10:00 pm
Go Fast Races is back with another big event! Entry Office opens at 7:00 A.M. with off stake exhibition following at 7:30 A.M. with morning slack at 9:00 A.M. 5D Open evening race begins at[...]
Taylor Garden Club Run for the Roses 5K 8:00 am
Taylor Garden Club Run for the Roses 5K @ Murphy Park
Jan 19 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am
ABOUT 6th Annual 5K to benefit the Taylor Garden Club. Taylor Garden Club provides Scholarships for youths who are pursuing careers in ecology, horticulture, landscaping, arbor and forestry studies and other career fields relating to[...]
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Family Night – Crafts 6:30 pm
Family Night – Crafts @ Taylor Public Library
Jan 24 @ 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.  
Go Fast Races Jackpot Junkies Series 5:00 pm
Go Fast Races Jackpot Junkies Series @ Williamson County Expo Center
Jan 24 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Week night Jackpots for the Go Fast Junkie Racer that wants more than the weekend experience as well as an opportunity to work horses during the week! The race format is an Open 4D with[...]
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G21 Car Show 9:00 am
G21 Car Show @ Bealls
Jan 27 @ 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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Go Fast Races Jackpot Junkies Series 5:00 pm
Go Fast Races Jackpot Junkies Series @ Williamson County Expo Center
Jan 31 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Week night Jackpots for the Go Fast Junkie Racer that wants more than the weekend experience as well as an opportunity to work horses during the week! The race format is an Open 4D with[...]