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

Specials in select stores and businesses are open for extended hours in the evening on the third Thursday of every month in order to showcase the unique businesses in downtown Taylor. 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! Specials at many downtown shops are open late on the second Saturday of every month. Door prizes, music and food make this exciting event something to look forward to every month!

Farmers Market on Main

Every Saturday 10am – 2pm

At the Heritage Square Pavilion, we have vendors selling fresh fruits and vegetables, pasture-raised meats, fresh eggs, salsas, pickles and relishes, soaps, handcrafted items, bedding plants and more. Support local!

Numerous BBQ Cook-Offs

Year-round

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

May
6
Fri
The Karate Cowboy
May 6 @ 8:00 pm

Described as Django Reinhardt meets Willie Nelson and Frank Sinatra with a cowboy hat: this exciting ‘one-man trio’ musical act features exceptional guitar work, smooth vocals, and a fresh take on classic songs.

May
7
Sat
Blackland Prairie Days
May 7 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

It’s back! Join us on May 7 in Historic Downtown Taylor for the Blackland Prairie Days Festival. This FREE event honors the rich cultural heritage of Taylor, where local goods and friendly people are in abundance.

There will be live music, food vendors, booths, kids’ activities, and more! We also have over two dozen locally owned small businesses in downtown Taylor, so come grab your friends and family and enjoy this annual festival and shop local.

Texas Beer Company’s 6th Anniversary
May 7 @ 11:00 am – 8:00 pm
Join us for our TBC’s 6th Anniversary Party on Saturday, May 7th! It’s the same day as Taylor’s annual Blackland Prairie Days Festival, and all of Main Street will be blocked for a giant beer garden.
New 2022 Beers:
* Wild Texas Kolsch
* Hop Rodeo Hazy IPA
They will have food trucks, live music, and kids’ activities. With COVID finally slowing down, they’re excited to throw a Texas-sized party in downtown Taylor!
Kevin Taylor
May 7 @ 8:00 pm

Kevin Taylor is a singer/songwriter based in Austin, Texas. From blues, pop, rock, and country influences Kevin writes songs that are honest and thoughtful.

Spooky Juke
May 7 @ 9:30 pm

Spooky Juke Returns to the Sparrow!

May
12
Thu
Comedy Thursdays
May 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Live Comedy every Thursday 7 PM-9:30 PM. No cover.

May
13
Fri
Dale Watson and his Lone Stars
May 13 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Dale Watson and his Lone Stars live at Black Sparrow Music Parlor

May
14
Sat
Taylor Second Saturday
May 14 @ 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 look forward to every month!

 

Stupid Drama, Freebleeder and Nuthin Special
May 14 @ 8:00 pm

Stupid Drama and Friends tonight at Black Sparrow!

May
19
Thu
Taylor Third Thursday
May 19 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 look forward to every month!