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.

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
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.

Taylor Second Saturday
Dec 10 @ 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!


Hip Hop Holiday
Dec 10 @ 8:00 pm – Dec 11 @ 12:00 am

Hip Hop Holiday
Toon Squad Presents
Rap Hippie
Jacob Rangel (with band)
Dat Boy JP
The Culprit
FEA & The Black Birds
Dec 16 @ 8:30 pm

San Antonio-based band FEA embodies one of the most vital tenets of punk: total and unapologetic freedom, fearlessly expressed with both fury and joy.

If you dig the likes of Johnny Thunders and The Runaways then you’ll probably like The Black Birds.

Dale Watson and His Lonestars
Dec 17 @ 8:00 pm – 11:30 pm

Dale Watson and his Lonestars return to Black Sparrow Music Parlor! Local musician Brooke Graham will open the show.
Doors open at 7:30
The show is at 8 pm
The Ghosts of Christmas Past
Dec 18 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Join us in the Parlor for a Delicious Holiday Meal and Chilling Tales of Peculiars and Spectres in True Victorian Fashion. A Victorian Christmas tradition was the gathering of loved ones around the hearth of a blazing fire and candlelight to tell spine-tingling stories and eerie tales.
We’re bringing it back! With the addition of an amazing 4-Course Meal thoughtfully prepared by Chef Rob Snow.
First Course
Oliver’s Creamy Butternut Squash and Leeks Soup topped with Warm Toasted Pumpkin Seeds and a Delicate Chipotle Blend
Paired with a Glass of Sweet Moscato
Second Course
Marley’s Baby Wedge Salad dressed with Cranberries, English Stilton Cheese, and Candied Pistachios with a delicate Champagne Vinaigrette
Paired with Mina’s Cranberry Champagne Cocktail
Third Course
Ebenezer’s Cornish Game Hen in a Savory Velouté and served with Roasted Root Vegetables
Paired with a Glass of Merlot
Service a la Russe
The Ripper’s Sticky Toffee Pudding
Paired with a Proper Pint Pecan Porter
**Please advise us of any dietary restrictions.