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.

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Monthly Pinball Tournament 2:15 pm
Monthly Pinball Tournament
May 1 @ 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[...]
The Karate Cowboy 8:00 pm
The Karate Cowboy
May 6 @ 8:00 pm
Described as Django Reinhardt meets Willie Nelson and Frank Sinatra with a cowboy hat: this exciting ‘one-man trio’ musical act features exceptional guitar work, smooth vocals, and a fresh take on classic songs.
Blackland Prairie Days 10:00 am
Blackland Prairie Days
May 7 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Blackland Prairie Days @ Historic Downtown Taylor
It’s back! Join us on May 7 in Historic Downtown Taylor for the Blackland Prairie Days Festival. This FREE event honors the rich cultural heritage of Taylor, where local goods and friendly people are in[...]
Texas Beer Company’s 6th Anniversary 11:00 am
Texas Beer Company’s 6th Anniversary
May 7 @ 11:00 am – 8:00 pm
Join us for our TBC’s 6th Anniversary Party on Saturday, May 7th! It’s the same day as Taylor’s annual Blackland Prairie Days Festival, and all of Main Street will be blocked for a giant beer[...]
Kevin Taylor 8:00 pm
Kevin Taylor
May 7 @ 8:00 pm
Kevin Taylor is a singer/songwriter based in Austin, Texas. From blues, pop, rock, and country influences Kevin writes songs that are honest and thoughtful.
Spooky Juke 9:30 pm
Spooky Juke
May 7 @ 9:30 pm
Spooky Juke Returns to the Sparrow!
Dale Watson and his Lone Stars 8:00 pm
Dale Watson and his Lone Stars
May 13 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Dale Watson and his Lone Stars live at Black Sparrow Music Parlor
Taylor Second Saturday 10:00 am
Taylor Second Saturday
May 14 @ 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[...]
Stupid Drama, Freebleeder and Nuthin Special 8:00 pm
Stupid Drama, Freebleeder and Nuthin Special
May 14 @ 8:00 pm
Stupid Drama and Friends tonight at Black Sparrow!
Music on Main May 19 Concert 7:00 pm
Music on Main May 19 Concert
May 19 @ 7:00 pm
Music on Main May 19 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[...]
Midnight Butterfly and Aviator 8:30 pm
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 8:30 pm
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.[...]
Luau Party 3:00 pm
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! Menu Spam Musubi Ahi Poke- w wakame, togarashi, mango, sweet onion, sesame, shrimp chips. Loco[...]
Jeremy Nail and William Harries Graham 8:30 pm
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[...]
2022 Memorial Day Salute 10:00 am
2022 Memorial Day Salute
May 30 @ 10:00 am
2022 Memorial Day Salute @ Murphy Park
Please join the City of Taylor for our annual Memorial Day Ceremony to honor fallen military members. All are welcome to attend.