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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Comedy Thursdays 7:00 pm
Comedy Thursdays
Dec 1 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Live Comedy every Thursday 7 PM-9:30 PM. No cover.
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Bill Palmer & Wayne Sutton – LIVE RECORDING (w/ Jeremy Nail) 8:30 pm
Bill Palmer & Wayne Sutton – LIVE RECORDING (w/ Jeremy Nail)
Dec 2 @ 8:30 pm – 11:30 pm
LIVE RECORDING – this show will be recorded and made into a live EP. There will be extra audio equipment set up around the room on this night. Texas Native story-telling, singer/songwriters, Bill Palmer and[...]
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Very Merry Holiday Celebration 7:00 pm
Very Merry Holiday Celebration
Dec 3 @ 7:00 pm
Very Merry Holiday Celebration
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.[...]
Skloss, Le Gargoyle, Galactic Protector 8:00 pm
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[...]
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Monthly Pinball Tournament 2:15 pm
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[...]
Beer Pairing Block Party 6:00 pm
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[...]
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Comedy Thursdays 7:00 pm
Comedy Thursdays
Dec 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Live Comedy every Thursday 7 PM-9:30 PM. No cover.
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OPEN MIC NIGHT 8:00 pm
OPEN MIC NIGHT
Dec 9 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
OPEN MIC NIGHT @ Black Sparrow Music Parlor
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[...]
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Taylor Second Saturday 10:00 am
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[...]
Hip Hop Holiday 8:00 pm
Hip Hop Holiday
Dec 10 @ 8:00 pm – Dec 11 @ 12:00 am
Hip Hop Holiday @ Black Sparrow Music Parlor
Hip Hop Holiday Toon Squad Presents Rap Hippie Naymen Jacob Rangel (with band) Dat Boy JP Blue The Culprit
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Taylor Third Thursday
Taylor Third Thursday
Dec 15 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
Dec 15 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Live Comedy every Thursday 7 PM-9:30 PM. No cover.
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FEA & The Black Birds 8:30 pm
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[...]
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Dale Watson and His Lonestars 8:00 pm
Dale Watson and His Lonestars
Dec 17 @ 8:00 pm – 11:30 pm
Dale Watson and His Lonestars @ Black Sparrow Music Parlor
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
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The Ghosts of Christmas Past 7:00 pm
The Ghosts of Christmas Past
Dec 18 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
The Ghosts of Christmas Past @ Black Sparrow Music Parlor
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[...]
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Comedy Thursdays 7:00 pm
Comedy Thursdays
Dec 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Live Comedy every Thursday 7 PM-9:30 PM. No cover.
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The Genders Punk Rock Xmas Show 8:00 pm
The Genders Punk Rock Xmas Show
Dec 23 @ 8:00 pm
The Genders Punk Rock Xmas Show Black Sparrow is proud to have The Genders (and friends) back on stage for a show with a Christmas twist! 8 – 8:30 pm – The Tasteless Treats 9[...]
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G21 Car Show 9:00 am
G21 Car Show
Dec 25 @ 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
Dec 29 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Live Comedy every Thursday 7 PM-9:30 PM. No cover.
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A Mystical New Year 8:00 pm
A Mystical New Year
Dec 31 2022 @ 8:00 pm – Jan 1 2023 @ 1:00 am
Black Sparrow welcomes you to an enchanting evening to bring in the New Year. Music by Scarlet’s Eyes, Hosted by Alecia & Chella of Brujaja, with Tarot, Astrology Readings, and a Burn Ritual in the[...]