Taylor ISD Theater Performances
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.
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
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
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
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.
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.
Third Thursday Shopping
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
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
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.
Mary-Charlotte Young. Americana Singer-Songwriter. Born in Appalachia, raised in the Deep South, and got to Texas as quickly as she could! Song Swap Night with Dustin Brown! $5 Cover.
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!
Come Celebrate the 1 Year Anniversary of Greenhouse Craft Food & Black Sparrow Music Parlor! We will celebrate this union by throwing a wedding reception with no bride or groom but all the fun with no need to buy a wedding gift or dance with Aunt Edna.
Nobody’s Wedding/Anniversary Buffet:
Beef Tenderloin & Blue Cheese Crostini
Marinated Mozzarella & Tomato Brochettes
Cheese & Crudite’ Display
Bruschetta Chicken with balsamic reduction and parmesan
(Vegetarian option Bruschetta Portobello)
mixed seasonal vegetables
Wedding Singer Russel Boyd- Piano Bar
Garter Toss (with chance to win 1 free beer a week for a year)
10:00 am Ice Cream Social
Park open all day / Food Trucks
7:00 pm Morningstar – Classic Rock
9:15 pm Fireworks
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!
The Presley Project is a Central Texas band committed to the music of Elvis Presley. With an emphasis on the Vegas years, TPP focuses on the style and arrangements you would have heard from Elvis and the TCB Band in the ’70s. No jumpsuits or sideburns here, just great musicians bringing back the memories and feelings of an Elvis Concert in Vegas!
5 pm: Live Recording
$5 cover at 7 pm
7 pm: Brook Graham and Dan Sullivan