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.

Taylor Fest

First weekend in May

Formerly known as Blackland Prairie Day, 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 live music, live multicultural dances, food vendors, and arts and crafts booths.

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

Second Saturday Shopping

Second Saturday of the month

Every Second Saturday, downtown Taylor businesses join together for a full day of food, beer, music, art, movies and shopping. Take a day trip to Taylor!

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.

Ladies Night at the Man Store
Jun 27 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Mark your calendars 📆 Ladies Night this Thursday, June 27, 5pm to 8pm! Join 74 Man Store 🦬 and The Light House 🤍 for shopping, refreshments, and a scavenger hunt.
Search for light houses at 74 Man Store Thursday night from 5-8pm for Light House’s Girly Swirly Summer Event!
2 will be hidden and if you find 1 you’ll win a white Stanley cup or a light pink Bogg bag!
Gift cards will be given away
FREE chair massage
Permanent Jewelry
Show & Tell for Grown Ups: “When I Grow Up”
Jul 2 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm


Our theme is “WHEN I GROW UP.”
We have had a lot of folks coming and that is AMAZING. To make sure we honor everyone’s time, please only bring ONE ITEM to share and keep your share 5 minutes or under! THANK YOU!!
Remember SHOW & TELL from when you were a kid? This is kinda like that, but for grown up kids. We love hearing people talk about something they love. So come have a drink or a snack + 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 elses’). Just make sure you keep your share to under 5 minutes!

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🦅🎉Taylor 4th of July Parade🎉🦅
Jul 4 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Join us for the Taylor 4th of July Parade hosted by the Taylor American Legion!

Parade line up is at 8:00am at Old Taylor High. Parade will begin promptly at 9:00am. We will head North on Davis St., take a right on Lake Drive, then take a right into Murphy Park and go past the American Legion Hall. All participants will park on Sycamore Street and proceed to the front of the American Legion for the raising of the flag and an ice cream social.

Decorated floats, cars, trucks, vans, bikes, pets, bands, students, and walkers are highly encouraged!!

4th of July Fireworks and Live Music Dale Watson
Jul 4 @ 7:00 pm – Aug 3 @ 9:00 pm

Happy 4th of July – Taylor, Texas!

Come join us for the annual 4th of July Festivities hosted by the American Legion

Live music starts at 7 pm – Dale Watson will be rockin’ the stage under the Murphy Park Pavilion.

Fireworks start at sunset!


Taylor Market Days Vintage
Jul 6 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Join us the 1st Saturday of every month at a historic high school where you can experience live music, drinking, dining, and shopping. With over 70 unique vendors selling vintage clothes, homewares, arts, crafts, jewelry, plants, toys, video games, comics, cards, and much more!

Monthly Pinball Tournament
Jul 7 @ 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!

📣 Taylor TX 2nd Saturdays: July Edition 🎉
Jul 13 @ 10:00 am – 9:00 pm

Join us for a special summer edition of Taylor TX 2nd Saturdays on Saturday, July 13th! Our vibrant downtown district will be bustling with activity all day long, and shops will be open until 8 pm. Come out and support our local businesses, meet the passionate owners, and enjoy a delightful day of shopping, dining, and entertainment.

✨ Event Highlights:
🛍️ Shops open until 8 pm in the downtown district
🍹Grab a drink as you stroll, Main Street is Open Container Friendly
🎤 Special performance by Not Past 11 in the park at 7 pm hosted by the Public Arts Advisory Board

Mark your calendars and bring your friends and family for a fun-filled day celebrating our community’s hard work and dedication. Don’t miss out on this fantastic opportunity to connect with local entrepreneurs, enjoy great music, and experience the charm of downtown Taylor. See you there! 🌟

Taylor Second Saturday
Jul 13 @ 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!


Join us for Music On Main featuring Not Past 11!
Jul 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

🎶 Join us for Music On Main featuring Not Past 11! 🎶
📅 Date: Saturday, July 13th
🕖 Time: 7:00 PM
📍 Location: Heritage Square
Get ready for an evening of great music and community fun brough to you by the Public Arts Advisory Board! Bring your friends, family, and dancing shoes.
The downtown shops will be open until 8 pm, if you need to escape the heat before enjoying the tunes!
A huge thank you to our amazing sponsors for making this event possible: Bogle, Public Sketch, Tierra Grande Realty, Waste Connections, Ancira Salsa, FiberFirst, and Faykus Financial. We couldn’t do it without you!
Taylor Market Days True Vintage Makers Edition
Jul 20 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Join us on the 3rd Saturday of every month at a historic high school where you can experience live music, drinking, dining, and shopping. With over 50 unique artisans, upcyclers, and craftsmen selling true vintage clothes, homewares, arts, crafts, jewelry, plants, toys, and much more!