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.

Comedy Thursdays
Nov 24 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

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

G21 Car Show
Nov 27 @ 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
Dec 1 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

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

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
Monthly Pinball Tournament
Dec 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!

Beer Pairing Block Party
Dec 4 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Greenhouse Craft Food, Black Sparrow Music Parlor, & Texas Beer Company join forces to welcome Mixtape to the block! 4 courses/ 4 beers $50 plus tax and gratuity.
2 courses each from Chef Ryan Davenport of Mixtape and Chef Rob Snow of Greenhouse Craft Food served at Black Sparrow Music Parlor and paired with Texas Beer Company Beers!!!
Course 1 Classic Czech Lager
Jalapeno Crab Chowder with Lobster Shrimp roll
Course 2 Hop Rodeo Hazy IPA
Oak smoked Pork Belly, kimchi, cauliflower burnt end, soy ginger glaze
Course 3 Bill Pickett Porter
Porter braised short rib, black garlic mashed potatoes, confit baby carrots
Course 4 Mango Kolsch
Key Lime Napolean, fried wonton, oak smoked sea salt
Comedy Thursdays
Dec 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

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

Dec 9 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

We open our stage and offer one of our awesome engineers to the public for 3 hours.
Music, Comedy, Spoken Word.
Sign-up begins at 7 pm.
The show starts at 8 pm.
Ends when it’s over, usually around 11 pm.