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

First Saturday in December

The City of Taylor hosts a Christmas Parade of Lights 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.

Taylor Third Thursday
May 19 all-day

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!

Comedy Thursdays
May 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

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

Music on Main May 19 Concert
May 19 @ 7:00 pm
The Music on Main concert series is back for the 2022 season! The Main Street Advisory Board and Public Arts Advisory Board invite everyone to come out to this FREE concert series, held on the third Thursday of the month.
The May band will be All Hat No Cadillac.
This event is family-friendly and attendees are encouraged to bring their own blankets, chairs, and picnics to enjoy the show in the park.
Midnight Butterfly and Aviator
May 20 @ 8:30 pm
Midnight Butterfly is an Austin area teen Alt-rock band of all girls, creating, and recording original music and performing live for 7+ years with Special Guest Aviator. There is a $7 cover.
Honey Made
May 21 @ 8:30 pm

Austin’s Honey Made brings back memories of legends like James Brown, Sly and the Family Stone, and Earth Wind and Fire with their modern take on slamming primal soul and focusing on their R&B roots. Having shared the stage with George Clinton & the Parliament Funkadelic, Sierra Leone Refugee Allstars, The Motet, Lee Fields, Roxy Roca, and Flow Tribe, the band has already made quite a name for themselves locally, and are currently planning on rapidly expanding their audience beyond the Austin scene.

G21 Car Show
May 22 @ 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.

Luau Party
May 22 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm
A special day of Hawaiian food and fun. There will be a Hawaiian shirt contest, limbo contest, food & fun!
  • Spam Musubi
  • Ahi Poke- w wakame, togarashi, mango, sweet onion, sesame, shrimp chips.
  • Loco Moco- Local Burger with white rice, fried egg, and gravy.
  • Kahlua Pig-white rice, sweet soy, marinated cabbage
  • Kal-bi Ribs-cross cut beef ribs, grilled bok choy, white rice, sesame.
  • Tofu Stir Fry- mixed veggies, shoyu, crispy tofu, sesame, white rice
  • Local Burger and fries
  • Grass Eater and fries
More details coming soon
Comedy Thursdays
May 26 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

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

Jeremy Nail and William Harries Graham
May 28 @ 8:30 pm

Jeremy Nail is an American singer-songwriter and guitarist. He was born in Albany, Texas, and is based in Austin.

William Harries Graham’s music defies the contemporary labels…it is independent in spirit, but not indie; it is American, but not Americana. What it IS, though, is a gorgeous and layered piece of work, which combines intelligent lyrics and powerful poetic imagery with a dreamlike wash of guitars and vocals, running down everything from glorious anthems to the most delicate weepers.

Join these two musicians for one night in Taylor, Texas at Black Sparrow Music Parlor.

2022 Memorial Day Salute
May 30 @ 10:00 am

Please join the City of Taylor for our annual Memorial Day Ceremony to honor fallen military members. All are welcome to attend.