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.

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

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!

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.”

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.

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.

Stupid Drama and Die Hard Habits
Nov 18 @ 8:30 pm
8:30 – Die Hard Habits
9:30 – Stupid Drama
$5 cover


Junkbunny with Midnight Butterfly
Nov 19 @ 8:30 pm
The JunkBunny sound draws from a deep well of inspiration from musical heroes such as Green Day and Blink-182, offering up anthems with the scale of Foo Fighters. They’ve performed with Bon Jovi, ZZ Top, Sammy Hagar, The Struts, and others. On record, in the clubs, and at festivals, JunkBunny transforms into a raging blur of big hooks, bold swagger, and unbridled passion. Based in Austin, but originally from Houston, JunkBunny planted deep roots in their native Texas with their tireless dedication to rousing performances in every area club that would book them.
Midnight Butterfly is an Austin area teen alt-rock band of all girls, creating and recording original music and performing live for 7+ years
Bill Palmer & Wayne Sutton – LIVE RECORDING (w/ Jeremy Nail)
Dec 2 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
LIVE RECORDING – this show will be recorded and made into a live EP. There will be extra audio equipment set up around the room on this night.
Texas Native story-telling, singer/songwriters, Bill Palmer and Wayne Sutton from Austin, TX share the stage bringing original songs in a truly genuine and honest fashion.
Jeremy Nail, a life-long artist will open the show with his highly acclaimed songs and sound.
8:00 – Jeremy Nail
9:00 – Bill Palmer & Wayne Sutton
Please join us.
Tickets at the door are $7. 100% of the tickets goes to musicians.
Very Merry Holiday Celebration
Dec 3 @ 7:00 pm

Join the City of Taylor for a Very Merry Holiday Parade and Celebration on Saturday, December 3. All are welcome to participate in the City-sponsored parade, which will begin at 7 p.m. on Main Street. Following the parade, the community is welcome to gather at Heritage Square for the lighting of the tree, carols, live music, and arts and crafts for the kids. Please note that if other organizations are scheduled to hold a parade on the same date, the official City parade will immediately follow.

Skloss, Le Gargoyle, Galactic Protector
Dec 3 @ 8:00 pm – 11:30 pm
8 pm – Galactic Protector
9 pm – Le Gargoyle
10 pm – Skloss
$5 cover – goes straight to bands
SKLOSS – a husband and wife psychedelic noise rock duo based in Austin, TX
GALACTIC PROTECTOR – “melodies from Seventies/Eighties soundtracks into an Atari valley of bottom-rich binary fantasy while avoiding the contemporary retro pitfalls and trick floors of contemporary vaporwave and dungeon synth.” – The Austin Chronicle
LE GARGOYLE – highly skilled musicians making brave moves with a combination of acoustic and electronic sounds