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 & Tree Lighting Ceremony

First Saturday in December

The Taylor Ministerial Alliance hosts a Christmas Parade of Lights followed by the official Christmas Tree lighting ceremony by the City of Taylor 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.

Jun
5
Sun
Monthly Pinball Tournament
Jun 5 @ 2:15 pm – 7:00 pm

Join Hangout Pinball Lounge on the 1st Sunday of every month for their monthly pinball tournament! There’s a $10 tournament entry fee and the top 4 winners win cash prizes (tournament entry collection). The qualifying rounds start at 2:15 pm and the top seed rounds start at 5 pm. This tournament is open to all skill levels!

Jun
9
Thu
Comedy Thursdays
Jun 9 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

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

Jun
10
Fri
The Jerrells
Jun 10 @ 8:30 pm
The Jerrells play a wide variety of swangin’ American roots music. Plus Rockabilly, RockNRoll, and also a bunch of Western/Country Swing
Band Members
Jeremy Slemenda, Josef Pelletier, James Gwyn, Lyon Graulty
Jun
11
Sat
Taylor Second Saturday
Jun 11 @ 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!

 

It Begins, Traces Left, Tarantula Mountain and Kate Angel
Jun 11 @ 8:00 pm

First artist goes on at 8 pm, last artist comes on at 11 pm. There is a $5 cover.

Jun
16
Thu
Taylor Third Thursday
Jun 16 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!

Black Sparrow Music Showcase Featuring Memphis Kee and Chubby Knuckle Choir
Jun 16 @ 7:00 pm

We are excited to be on stage with our brother Memphis Kee at Black Sparrow Music Parlor on July 1st at 7 pm! Get ready for great food, drinks, and Rock ‘n Soul!

Comedy Thursdays
Jun 16 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

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

Music on Main Concert
Jun 16 @ 7:00 pm

The Music on Main FREE concert series is back for the 2022 season! The June band will be Mel Davis & the Blues Specialists. This event is family-friendly and attendees are encouraged to bring their own blankets, chairs, and picnics to enjoy the show in the park.
Thank you our sponsors for helping make this event possible:
– Texas Beer Company
– Julie Downs with Tierra Grande Real Estate
– Taylor Press
– Public Sketch
Jun
17
Fri
Skatenigs Return
Jun 17 @ 8:30 pm

Do you live life to the fullest? For thirty years now, this is a question that has been challenged by a formidable group known as the Skatenigs. A band of heathens that has survived like cockroaches navigating life’s ups and downs making no excuses for their unconventional lifestyles or lack of. Phil Owen (aka Phildo) developed a brand of music that stole from every aspect of outlaw genres such as punk rock, heavy metal, rap, hillbilly, and every sacred rock and roll anthem vulnerable to its taking. After landing a deal with the Chicago-based Wax Trax Records, through an introduction from his Revolting Cocks cohort and Ministry’s main man Al Jourgensen, Phildo penned the now-classic song “Chemical Imbalance.” 2016 brought the release of the band’s most current album “Adult Entertainment for Kids”. This album currently is streamed in 51 countries and has assured the Skatenigs are anything but forgotten! Join Phildo and his band as they rise from the gutter to bring you an undeniable experience that is sure to be on your bucket list!