Taylor ISD Theater Performances
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.
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
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
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
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.
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.
Third Thursday Shopping
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
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
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.
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!
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.
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.
9:30 – Stupid Drama
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.
9:00 – Bill Palmer & Wayne Sutton
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.
9 pm – Le Gargoyle
10 pm – Skloss
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!