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.

Nov
10
Thu
Comedy Thursdays
Nov 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

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

Show & Tell at THE BLACK SPARROW
Nov 10 @ 7:00 pm

Remember SHOW & TELL from when you were a kid? This is like that, but for grown-ups. We love hearing people talk about something they love. So come have a drink (or a meal!) + share something that has a story. This can be an actual THING: an old baseball glove or the book you named your kid after, or it can be a CREATION: a poem or a song or a painting (yours or someone else’s). Just make sure you keep your share to under 5 minutes! We will NOT be using the stage. It’s not a performance, it’s a hang.

Nov
11
Fri
Kelly Willis, Brennen Leigh, & Melissa Carper Live
Nov 11 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Kelly Willis, Brennen Leigh, and Melissa Carper, all celebrated singer-songwriters, have joined forces for a run of shows collaborating on a collection of each of their works. all for one amazing night of music! Get your tickets today!

Nov
12
Sat
Arbor Day Tree Planting
Nov 12 @ 9:00 am

Join the City of Taylor Parks & Recreation Department and the Taylor Tree Advisory Board for the annual tree planting in honor of Arbor Day. This year’s tree planting will be in Heritage Square Park. For more information, contact parks@taylortx.gov

Taylor Second Saturday
Nov 12 @ 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!

 

Gabor Nicholson Band and HANNA BARAKAT
Nov 12 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm

Gabor Nicholson Band 8:30 -9:45
Hanna Barakat 10:00-11:30PM

Gabor Nicholson Band
Singer/Songwriter Gabor Nicholson has been immersed in the central Texas music world since childhood. At a young age, Gabor began training as a classical vocalist and violinist, as well as teaching himself the guitar. It wasn’t long after that Gabor also began writing original songs and playing them for anyone who would listen! Gabor’s classical instruction combined with the rock influences of bands such as Billy Joel, The Allman Brothers Band, The Eagles, and many more have given him a very unique and enjoyable sound. He has a voice that can bring you to tears one minute and have you rocking the next!

HANNA BARAKAT
Born in Texas to a Lebanese father and an American mother, Barakat combines a variety of influences. “While proudly paying homage to her roots, Barakat has cultivated her own style that merges Arab-Oriental influences with her love of rock music for a stunningly unique and original sound.” (Metal Nexus) Pure Grain Audio declares, “Artists come and go like skin cells but, sometimes, there are those that truly stand out for their immense talents. Barakat is clearly a member of the latter.”

Nov
17
Thu
Taylor Third Thursday
Nov 17 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
Nov 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

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

Music on Main
Nov 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Come out for the last Music on Main of the Fall Season featuring Honey Made! The event is free and family friendly. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own blankets, chairs, and picnics to enjoy the show in the park.

Show & Tell at THE BLACK SPARROW
Nov 17 @ 7:00 pm

Remember SHOW & TELL from when you were a kid? This is like that, but for grown-ups. We love hearing people talk about something they love. So come have a drink (or a meal!) + share something that has a story. This can be an actual THING: an old baseball glove or the book you named your kid after, or it can be a CREATION: a poem or a song or a painting (yours or someone else’s). Just make sure you keep your share to under 5 minutes! We will NOT be using the stage. It’s not a performance, it’s a hang.