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 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


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

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
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!

80’s and 90’s Dance Club Night with DJ Cort
Jun 17 @ 9:00 pm

We are going back to the dance clubs of the ’80s and ’90s for one special night. DJ Cort will share his collection of dance music styles including Techno, House, Industrial, Acid Rock, Hip Hop, and more. No Cover!

The Blackland Chemical Experiment
Jun 18 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
An Original Live Performance of Music, Art, & Theater!
Ben & Andy promised they would outdo themselves after their last quirky creative project “Finkle & Einhorn”. This time around they recruited some extraordinary local talent and put together a new band and a show that will make history in our great little town.
Prepare yourself to see a truly unique concert experiment with aspects of physical art, poetry, theater, drama, comedy, and of course really great music. It’s very possible that this will be a “one-off” and will completely sell out, so get your tickets now to be sure you won’t miss out on THE BLACKLAND CHEMICAL EXPERIMENT!
Comedy Thursdays
Jun 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

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

Bill Palmer and Wayne Sutton
Jun 24 @ 8:30 pm

Bill Palmer and Wayne Sutton live at BSMP!

Bill Palmer is an outdoorsman, singer, writer, musician, producer, engineer, lover, father, son & brother. He grew up on his grandfather’s farm in rural East Texas, near Winona. His mom and dad played early rock n roll 45s for him and mid-70s era Willie Nelson, which captivated him and forever enraptured him with music and specifically the guitar. He was given an old flip-top cassette recorder by the age of 5, and he was off and running. He grew up spending much of his time in the woods by day and listening to his jambox by night.
He went on to study philosophy at The University of Texas in Austin and soon met compatible musicians to play with, forming the essential and influential mid-90s Austin band, The Sharecroppers (later Good Medicine Band). From there, he formed Hundred Year Flood, joined Hot Mess with his future wife Stephanie Hatfield, founded Bill Palmer’s TV Killers, and plays in The Palmer Brothers with his brother Jim.
His love for recording and producing music led him to be the co-founder, engineer, and producer at Santa Fe’s legendary Frogville Studio, where he made hundreds of records and won countless awards over the course of 16 years. In 2018, he left Frogville to pursue his own unique recording vision and now bases out of his very own Torreón Studio in Santa Fe, NM.
Wayne Sutton, former lead guitarist, and co-songwriter of ‘90s hitmakers Sister Seven. As Sutton reconciles his 30+ year career as a musician with his role as longtime husband, father, and music teacher, his new solo album Blue Worm – his third overall and first in nearly 15 years – now takes him to perhaps the most surprising place of all. “I spent a lot of years flying by the seat of my pants musically,” Wayne admits, “and got burned out by the business side. But when you discover a larger map, it makes you hungry to create again. The key to finding your own voice is honesty.”
G21 Car Show
Jun 26 @ 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 the month! Stroll through a block and a half of beautiful cars while taking in the scenery of Historic Downtown.