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.

Southern Gothic Halloween Dinner
Oct 23 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

The South holds some of the country’s darkest secrets. Her legends, lore, and history have inspired many of the most prolific writers since the nineteenth century. Take a journey with us into the South’s sordid past and meet the macabre characters whose ghosts are still feared today. This Halloween, discover the mysterious Gothic South.

A Southern Gothic Halloween is an evening of curated tales told by Spell Caster Ghost Tours over a four-course supper thoughtfully prepared by Chef Rob Snow and hosted at Black Sparrow Music Parlor.

**We aim to please. Kindly indicate any dietary restrictions in the comments at checkout.

The Blackland Chemical Experiment
Oct 27 @ 8:30 pm
Donk-E-Yote Presents The Blackland Chemical Experiment
Natchet Taylor, Trevor Wren, and Dylan Disaster at The Black Sparrow Music Parlor
Oct 28 @ 8:00 pm
Come out for a night of songs and stories at The Black Sparrow Music Parlor.
Songwriters and Ex-bandmates (Nowherebound) Dyl, Natch, and Trev get together to share some songs and stories at the storied Black Sparrow. Americana, Honky-Tonk, Country, and Punk. Listen, Dance, and Sing-Along.
Taylor Main Street Car Show
Oct 29 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

This year will be the 9th Annual Taylor Main Street Car Show, and it’s a great family-friendly event. In addition to cars, there will be live music, shopping, food trailers, and cold Texas Beer. This exciting event has expanded to multiple streets over the years and now brings in 10,000 attendees annually.

Free – General Public
$15 – Advance Car Registration
$25 – Day of Car Registration

The car show is open to the public from 10 AM – 4 PM. Car show participants should arrive by 9 AM, and the earliest cars get the best parking spots.

All types of cars are welcome, and there will be car awards in 20 specific classes.

ManifestiV, Nøkken + the Grim
Oct 29 @ 9:00 pm

The Triad Tour continues eastbound to Taylor to Black Sparrow Music Parlor!

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Spooktacular Scare on the Square
Oct 31 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Come all you ghosts and ghouls to the annual Spooktacular Scare on the Square in Heritage Square Park. There will be vendors, plenty of candy, and a costume contest by the Taylor Public Library!

Nov 3 @ 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.

Open Mic Night
Nov 4 @ 8:30 pm

Come show us what you got!

Ego Deaf & Tennessee Stiffs
Nov 5 @ 8:00 pm

A night of soulful Rock n Roll with Ego Deaf and Tennessee Stiffs. The music starts at 8 pm. $5 cover to the bands.

Monthly Pinball Tournament
Nov 6 @ 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!