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.

Jul
14
Thu
Comedy Thursdays
Jul 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

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

Jul
21
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Taylor Third Thursday
Jul 21 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!

Comedy Thursdays
Jul 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

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

Jul
24
Sun
G21 Car Show
Jul 24 @ 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.

Jul
28
Thu
Comedy Thursdays
Jul 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

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

Jul
29
Fri
Rye Mountain Revelry
Jul 29 @ 8:30 pm
Born in the hills of Eastern Kentucky and honed in Austin, TX, Rye Mountain Revelry’s “Cosmic Appalachian” sound seamlessly weaves traditional bluegrass and country with a psychedelic vibe. Dubbed an “Appalachian Fleetwood Mac” by The Deli Magazine, tight harmonies, driving rhythms, raw fiddle, and punchy guitar are the center of RMR’s aural aesthetic.
Jul
30
Sat
The Presley Project
Jul 30 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm

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!

Aug
4
Thu
Texcellent Trop Rock Thursday Brooke Graham and Dan Sullivan
Aug 4 @ 5:00 pm
Drinking Texas presents a live recording of their KBSR radio show with special guests Brook Graham and Dan Sullivan. A night of Tropical Americana/Rock that you don’t want to miss!
Schedule:
5 pm: Live Recording
$5 cover at 7 pm
7 pm: Brook Graham and Dan Sullivan
Comedy Thursdays
Aug 4 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

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

Aug
5
Fri
Two Tons of Steel
Aug 5 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Before there was Americana, before there was Texas Country, Two Tons of Steel front man Kevin Geil and his original band, “Dead Crickets,” rocked a sound that blended the best of musical worlds and pushed the envelope of “Texas” sound with a signature brand of country meets punk.
The San Antonio-based group packed the small bars and local hangouts and quickly became the Alamo City’s most-loved band, earning them a spot on the cover of Billboard Magazine in 1996. It was the beginning of a twenty-year journey for Geil and the 4-piece ensemble. Dead Crickets, renamed Two Tons of Steel in 1996 began traveling outside of Texas.
Two Tons of Steel’s reach extends beyond their live gigs. In 2003, the band was filmed during a “Two Ton Tuesday” gig for the IMAX film, “Texas: The Big Picture,” which can be seen daily at the IMAX Theatre in the Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum in Austin and has been seen as far away as Japan. The band also has been featured as supporting characters in award-winning author Karen Kendall’s romance novel, “First Date.”