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 & 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


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

Honey Made
Sep 23 @ 8:30 pm

Austin’s Honey Made brings back memories of legends like James Brown, Sly and the Family Stone, and Earth Wind and Fire with their modern take on slamming primal soul and focus on their R&B roots. Having shared the stage with George Clinton & the Parliament Funkadelic, Sierra Leone Refugee Allstars, The Motet, Lee Fields, Roxy Roca, and Flow Tribe, the band has already made quite a name for themselves locally and is currently planning on rapidly expanding their audience beyond the Austin scene.

Hispanic Heritage Pop Up
Sep 24 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Vintique Mall is a proud Hispanic-owned business and are celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month by doing a pop-up market showcasing all Hispanic-owned businesses! The 10×10 spots are free and will fill up fast! Either DM Vintique Mall or contact Luisa at the number on the poster.

They are looking for Hispanic live music and food options! Park your food truck here!
Sep 24 @ 11:00 am – 10:00 pm

We are joining the celebration that Texas Beer Company started in downtown Taylor many years ago. German Food, costumes, music, and a chance to celebrate the area’s rich German and Czech history. There will be a German /Czech food menu to compliment the festivities right across the street at TBC and then continue the party into the night at Greenhouse Craft food and Black Sparrow Music Parlor.
Texas Beer Company Schedule
Noon – Food served
2:00 PM – Czech Melody Masters
3:00 PM – Stein Holding Contest
3:30 PM – Czech Melody Masters
Greenhouse Craft Food at Black Sparrow Music Parlor
11AM Food Served- German & Czech Special Menu
5:30 PM -Das Boot German Beer Drinking Contest ($7 Entry Fee) (winner 1 free beer a week for a year)
6:30 PM- Beer Brat Eating Contest (Win $50 Gift Card and a T-Shirt)
8:30 PM Gary Cain Band
Gary Cain Band
Sep 24 @ 8:30 pm

Gary Cain is a Canadian-born guitarist, singer, and songwriter with one foot planted firmly in the blues, and the other foot planted in seemingly everything else. He’s been called “ridiculously talented” and a “jaw-dropper” by Blues Matters Magazine.

G21 Car Show
Sep 25 @ 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.

Comedy Thursdays
Sep 29 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

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

Monthly Pinball Tournament
Oct 2 @ 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!

Comedy Thursdays
Oct 6 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

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

The Jerrells
Oct 7 @ 8:00 pm

The Jerrells play a wide variety of swangin’ American roots music. Come enjoy a swingin’ show!

Taylor Second Saturday
Oct 8 @ 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!