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 19-20

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 26th

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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Taylor Fireworks Show 9:15 pm
Taylor Fireworks Show @ Murphy Park
Jul 4 @ 9:15 pm – 10:15 pm
The annual Taylor fireworks show is held in beautiful Murphy Park each year on July 4th at dusk to celebrate America’s independence.
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Taylor Second Saturday 10:00 am
Taylor Second Saturday
Jul 13 @ 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[...]
Christmas in July Ornament Workshop 2:00 pm
Christmas in July Ornament Workshop @ Art Off Center
Jul 13 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
A two day workshop that will get you started for early-bird holiday planners! Make 2D and 3D handmade pottery ornaments with local Elgin clay artist, Jan Knight. Utilizing slab style building, Jan will demonstrate her[...]
Smoke ‘Em If You Got ‘Em BBQ Class 2:00 pm
Smoke ‘Em If You Got ‘Em BBQ Class @ 2nd Street Commercial Kitchen
Jul 13 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Smoke ‘Em if you got ‘Em with Ryan Davenport! Learn everything you need to know about BBQ from Taylor’s own infamous pit master. Ryan will teach you how to build and maintain a fire, develop[...]
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Taylor Third Thursday
Taylor Third Thursday
Jul 18 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
Jul 18 @ 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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70th Annual Taylor Rodeo
70th Annual Taylor Rodeo @ Williamson County Expo Center
Jul 19 – Jul 20 all-day
Since 1950 Taylor Rodeo Association has proudly brought to you the Taylor Annual Rodeo in the home town of Bill Pickett. The crowds that come to this yearly event have grown because of the enthusiasm[...]
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Christmas in July Ornament Workshop 2:00 pm
Christmas in July Ornament Workshop @ Art Off Center
Jul 20 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
A two day workshop that will get you started for early-bird holiday planners! Make 2D and 3D handmade pottery ornaments with local Elgin clay artist, Jan Knight. Utilizing slab style building, Jan will demonstrate her[...]
Music on the Lawn 7:00 pm
Music on the Lawn @ Moody Museum
Jul 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Soak up the shade under oaks as old as Taylor as you relax and unwind to the tunes of Dale & Waylon Saturday, July 20. These local favorites bring their distinctly Blackland Prairie-style Americana to[...]
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Family Night – Crafts 6:30 pm
Family Night – Crafts @ Taylor Public Library
Jul 25 @ 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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G21 Car Show 9:00 am
G21 Car Show @ Bealls
Jul 28 @ 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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