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.

Sep
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Monthly Pinball Tournament
Sep 4 @ 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!

Sep
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Comedy Thursdays
Sep 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

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

Sep
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Taylor Second Saturday
Sep 10 @ 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!

 

Sep
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9/11 Memorial Ceremony
Sep 11 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Taylor Fire Department brings the community together every year to honor those who lost their lives in the attacks of 2001. Join us for a parade of emergency personnel and vehicles.

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Patriot Day March & Program
Sep 11 @ 7:00 pm

The City of Taylor Fire Department and the Taylor Professional Firefighter Association cordially invite you to participate in an Emergency Responders, Military Personnel & Vehicle Memorial March through downtown Taylor.
The Memorial March will begin at 7 pm and will end at Heritage Square with a memorial program to follow.
Honor Guards and Pipes and Drums are welcome.
Sep
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Taylor Third Thursday
Sep 15 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
Sep 15 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

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

Music on Main
Sep 15 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
September 15 Music on Main welcomes the undeniable rhythms of Money Chica to Heritage Square! Money Chicha is an Austin, Texas based group featuring members of the Grammy-award winning Latin orchestra Grupo Fantasma and its offshoot funk outfit Brownout which performs a fuzzed-out, reverb-drenched and percussion-heavy style of music inspired by the sounds of Peru and Colombia in the 60s and 70s. This style of music, sometimes called “chicha” music, is known for its infectious Latin beat, its psychedelic, surf guitar pyrotechnics and its melodies influenced by the indigenous culture of the Andes mountains.
This FREE family-friendly event will be held from 7-9pm at Heritage Square Thursday September 15th, and we encourage you to bring blankets and chairs for lawn seating. There will be food and drink available for purchase from some of our fantastic local vendors!
Sep
17
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KidFish
Sep 17 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join the Parks & Recreation Department for the 2022 KidFish at Bull Branch Park.
Registration begins at 8 AM. Fishing will be from 9 AM to noon.
Trophies for 1st and 2nd place for three age groups: 6 & under, 7-11, and 12-16.
Contact the Parks & Recreation Department for more information at 512-309-6266.
Not Past 11 -18 Piece Big Band
Sep 17 @ 8:30 pm

Not Past 11 is an 18-piece band from Georgetown, Texas. The band’s musical repertoire spans rock, contemporary jazz, swing, and other genres from the ’60s, ’70s, and later. In addition to bang-up instrumental charts, our vocalist belts out melodies sure to please the crowd. They pay homage to the works of artists such as Maynard Ferguson, Stevie Wonder, Earth Wind & Fire, the Beatles, Chicago, and Steely Dan. Looking for a swing band? Not Past 11 also features a 35-song repertoire from big band era players like Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Frank Sinatra, and Benny Goodman.