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 taylorplaymakers.com 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

Year-round

Taylor hosts numerous BBQ cook-offs throughout the year, including the Taylor International BBQ Cook-Off in August.

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Two Tons of Steel 8:00 pm
Two Tons of Steel
Apr 1 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Two Tons of Steel @ Black Sparrow Music Parlor
Before there was Americana, before there was Texas Country, Two Tons of Steel front man Kevin Geil and his original band, “Dead Crickets,” rocked a sound that blended the best of musical worlds and pushed[...]
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Blue Vibe Band 8:00 pm
Blue Vibe Band
Apr 2 @ 8:00 pm
Blue Vibe the band that made Black Sparrow Music Parlor’s New Years Party so much fun is back! Featuring Timeca Seretti of ABC’s hit remake of The Wonder Years, Blue Vibe delivers the best is[...]
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Monthly Pinball Tournament 2:15 pm
Monthly Pinball Tournament
Apr 3 @ 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[...]
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Comedy Thursdays 7:00 pm
Comedy Thursdays
Apr 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Live Comedy every Thursday 7 PM-9:30 PM. No cover.
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Bill Palmer and Wayne Sutton 8:00 pm
Bill Palmer and Wayne Sutton
Apr 8 @ 8:00 pm
Bill Palmer and Wayne Sutton live at Black Sparrow Music Parlor!
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Taylor Second Saturday 10:00 am
Taylor Second Saturday
Apr 9 @ 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[...]
Chitter Chatter Comedy Showcase Hosted by Emily Howell 8:00 pm
Chitter Chatter Comedy Showcase Hosted by Emily Howell
Apr 9 @ 8:00 pm
Chitter Chatter! A Standup Comedy Showcase Hosted by Emily Howell Featuring Comedians: Casey Rocket Elizabeth Spears Leo Garcia Yola Lu Jared Walls Rochelle McConico So many headliners, Moontower and multi-festival performing comics, and multi-talented, multi-genre[...]
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Live! At Black Sparrow Music Parlor 12:00 pm
Live! At Black Sparrow Music Parlor
Apr 10 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Join Wm. Barrett Simms for brunch at the Black Sparrow Music Parlor from noon to 2 pm!
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Comedy Thursdays 7:00 pm
Comedy Thursdays
Apr 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Live Comedy every Thursday 7 PM-9:30 PM. No cover.
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The Genders, The Exiles, Josh Langford Music 8:00 pm
The Genders, The Exiles, Josh Langford Music
Apr 15 @ 8:00 pm
The Genders are a slinky, swaggering rock n roll band from Tel Aviv, Israel with 4 critically acclaimed albums under their belt and a new one on the way. Their songs have adorned films and[...]
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City of Taylor Easter Egg Hunt 10:00 am
City of Taylor Easter Egg Hunt
Apr 16 @ 10:00 am
City of Taylor Easter Egg Hunt @ Heritage Square Park
Join the City of Taylor Main Street Program for the 2022 Easter Egg Hunt at Heritage Square Park starting at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 16. Children will be divided into three age groups and[...]
Carbon Love 8:00 pm
Carbon Love
Apr 16 @ 8:00 pm
Carbon Love consists of two genre-bending musicians out of Dallas, TX. Lines blur between disco, hip-hop, and funk with this guitar-driven dance music.
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Taylor Third Thursday
Taylor Third Thursday
Apr 21 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[...]
Comedy Thursdays 7:00 pm
Comedy Thursdays
Apr 21 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Live Comedy every Thursday 7 PM-9:30 PM. No cover.
Music on Main April 21 Concert 7:00 pm
Music on Main April 21 Concert
Apr 21 @ 7:00 pm
Music on Main April 21 Concert @ Heritage Square Park
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[...]
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Blaggards Stout Irish Rock 8:00 pm
Blaggards Stout Irish Rock
Apr 22 @ 8:00 pm
Blaggards (no “the”, pronounced BLA’ GUARDS or BLA’ GHERDS, depending on where you’re from) formed July 2004 in Houston, Texas. They play what we call Stout Irish Rock, traditional Irish music mixed with rock n’[...]
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Downtown Boil O Rama Crawfish Crawl 2:00 pm
Downtown Boil O Rama Crawfish Crawl
Apr 23 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Greenhouse Craft Food & Texas Beer Co Presents: Downtown Boil- O- Rama Boiled Crawfish and Shrimp & Cold Beer Pre Sales 3 Pounds Crawfish with Corn & Potatoes $35 plus guaranteed availability. Crawfish and Shrimp[...]
Ben Brown 8:00 pm
Ben Brown
Apr 23 @ 8:00 pm
Ben Brown, “the rhinestone baritone,” brings his ’70s/’80s crooner vibe and introspective songs to Black Sparrow Music Parlor, home of the “Rock n Roll Janitor.” The show features longtime drummer, Alex Moralez, and bassist, Roger[...]
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G21 Car Show 9:00 am
G21 Car Show
Apr 24 @ 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[...]
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Comedy Thursdays 7:00 pm
Comedy Thursdays
Apr 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Live Comedy every Thursday 7 PM-9:30 PM. No cover.
Transit Method, Blue Tongue, Groove Think, Audio Sex Drive 8:00 pm
Transit Method, Blue Tongue, Groove Think, Audio Sex Drive
Apr 28 @ 8:00 pm
Doors open at 7 pm, cover is $7 at the door. @transitmethod @bluetonguetheband @Groove.Think.Music @realaudiosexdrive
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Not Past 11 8:00 pm
Not Past 11
Apr 29 @ 8:00 pm
Not Past 11 is an 18 piece big band from Georgetown, Texas. The band’s musical repertoire spans rock, contemporary jazz, swing, and other genres from the ’60s, ’70s, and later. In addition to bang-up instrumental[...]
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Gary Cain Band 8:00 pm
Gary Cain Band
Apr 30 @ 8:00 pm
The Return of the Gary Cain Band! Don’t MISS THIS SHOW!!! Gary Cain a “ridiculously talented, genre-bending guitarist…a jaw-dropper” – Blues Matters Magazine (UK) In 2019 the Gary Cain Band toured Europe, Canada, & the[...]