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 & 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

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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Texcellent Trop Rock Thursday Brooke Graham and Dan Sullivan 5:00 pm
Texcellent Trop Rock Thursday Brooke Graham and Dan Sullivan
Aug 4 @ 5:00 pm
Drinking Texas presents a live recording of their KBSR radio show with special guests Brook Graham and Dan Sullivan. A night of Tropical Americana/Rock that you don’t want to miss! Schedule: 5 pm: Live Recording[...]
Comedy Thursdays 7:00 pm
Comedy Thursdays
Aug 4 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Live Comedy every Thursday 7 PM-9:30 PM. No cover.
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Two Tons of Steel 8:00 pm
Two Tons of Steel
Aug 5 @ 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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The Swingin’ Jills 8:30 pm
The Swingin’ Jills
Aug 6 @ 8:30 pm
Comedians by day, Musicians by night these 2 have the skills to entertain you! Jill’s of all trades and loves to play music live! $5 Cover
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Live! At Black Sparrow Music Parlor 12:00 pm
Live! At Black Sparrow Music Parlor
Aug 7 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Live! At Black Sparrow Music Parlor @ Black Sparrow Music Parlor
Join WM. Barrett Simms for brunch at the Black Sparrow Music Parlor from noon to 2 pm!
Monthly Pinball Tournament 2:15 pm
Monthly Pinball Tournament
Aug 7 @ 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
Aug 11 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Live Comedy every Thursday 7 PM-9:30 PM. No cover.
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Blue Vibe 8:30 pm
Blue Vibe
Aug 12 @ 8:30 pm
Austin, TX-based Blue Vibe performs powerful blues, rock, soul, and funk classics. Blue Vibe is fronted by Timeca Seretti, a professional actress (Friday Night Lights, NCIS: New Orleans et al), comedian (Esther’s Follies), producer, and[...]
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Taylor Second Saturday 10:00 am
Taylor Second Saturday
Aug 13 @ 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[...]
Jay Satellite w/ Economy Island & the Swift Drag 9:00 pm
Jay Satellite w/ Economy Island & the Swift Drag
Aug 13 @ 9:00 pm – Aug 14 @ 12:30 am
Jay Satellite w/ Economy Island & the Swift Drag @ Black Sparrow Music Parlor
Jay Satellite returns to Black Sparrow Music Parlor with special guests Economy Island and The Swift Drag!
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The Hex Dispensers with OD-EX Matinee 4:00 pm
The Hex Dispensers with OD-EX Matinee
Aug 14 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
The Hex Dispensers with OD-EX Matinee @ Black Sparrow Music Parlor
Spooky Austin garage punks the Hex Dispensers called it a day back in 2017, but are back for a limited run of 2022 reunion shows in Texas and Europe. Opener OD-EX is the solo project[...]
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Taylor Third Thursday
Taylor Third Thursday
Aug 18 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
Aug 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Live Comedy every Thursday 7 PM-9:30 PM. No cover.
Studio 40 Birthday Party 7:00 pm
Studio 40 Birthday Party
Aug 18 @ 7:00 pm
Studio 40 Birthday Party @ Black Sparrow Music Parlor
Sarah Fisher turns the Big 40 A ’70s and ’80s Dance Party! No cover Come dressed in your favorite ’70s or ’80s garb.
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The Meteors with Special Guest Giddy Up Go 8:00 pm
The Meteors with Special Guest Giddy Up Go
Aug 19 @ 8:00 pm – 11:30 pm
The Meteors with Special Guest Giddy Up Go @ Black Sparrow Music Parlor
The Meteors are an English psychobilly band formed in 1980. Originally from London, England, they are often credited with giving the psychobilly subgenre — which fuses punk rock with rockabilly — its distinctive sound and[...]
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Ben Brown at Black Sparrow Music Parlor 8:00 pm
Ben Brown at Black Sparrow Music Parlor
Aug 20 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Ben Brown performs with longtime bandmates, Alex Moralez, and Roger Wuthrich, featuring favorites from The Savage Poor, No Show Ponies, and special guests.
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Back To The Class Bash 4:00 pm
Back To The Class Bash
Aug 21 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Back To The Class Bash @ Black Sparrow Music Parlor
Back to Class Bash with some amazing youth bands from the Central Texas area. Crystal Skulls, K8 and the Krushers, Rising Ivy, and more!
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Comedy Thursdays 7:00 pm
Comedy Thursdays
Aug 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Live Comedy every Thursday 7 PM-9:30 PM. No cover.
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FEA with The Black Birds 8:30 pm
FEA with The Black Birds
Aug 26 @ 8:30 pm
FEA with The Black Birds @ Black Sparrow Music Parlor
The Black Birds Original rock & roll. If you dig the likes of Johnny Thunders and The Runaways then you’ll probably like The Black Birds. FEA San Antonio-based band Fea embodies one of the most[...]
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Blaggards at Black Sparrow Music Parlor 8:30 pm
Blaggards at Black Sparrow Music Parlor
Aug 27 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Blaggards at Black Sparrow Music Parlor @ Black Sparrow Music Parlor
Blaggards return to Black Sparrow Music Parlor!
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G21 Car Show 9:00 am
G21 Car Show
Aug 28 @ 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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