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What's On This Month In Texas

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Updated: 12 October 2016
Texas is a big state filled with big events. June is in the heart of summer and brings wonderful outdoor events, music festivals, art shows, and celebrations with a whole lot of personality. No matter if you are in a big city or in a small town, Texas has events that are worth the 10 hour drive across the state.


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© mbmike/ | Marcela/ | Visit El Paso /| kemikore

SPORTS | Catch Some Air At Summer X Games

Thurs June 2 – Sun June 5

The biggest action sports event is back in Austin for one more year! Blink-182 and All Time Low will be there too.

FILM | Explore Beat-era Manhattan in Cassavetes’ Shadows

Fri June 3

This is a film about loneliness, frustration, disappointment and race in the world of 1950s jazz.

THEATRE | Celebrate Election Season With Born Yesterday

Fri June 3 – Sun July 3

This hilarious theater classic sure wasn’t born yesterday. Watch to learn why it has been performed for over six decades.

HISTORY | Remember The Old West At Billy The Kid Festival

Fri June 3 – Sun June 5

The famous gunslinger and outlaw actually broke into this jailhouse in San Elizario.

FOOD | Sample The City At Taste Of Dallas

Fri June 3 – Sun June 5

Kick off summer with food, music, art, and fun for the kids in Dallas.

MUSIC | Catch Summer Hits At Free Press

Sat June 4 – Sun June 5

Modest Mouse, DeadMau5, Zeds Dead, and The National are on the lineup.

DESIGN | Enjoy Engineered Beauty At AIA Sandcastle Competition

Sat June 4

These aren’t your childhood sandcastles. Watch beautiful sand-crafted sculptures rise from the shores of Galveston.


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© Dominick D/ | Monica PC/ | Charlie Marshall /| Roy Luck

FILM | Binge-Watch Every Panel At ATX Television Fest

Thurs June 9 – Sun June 12

This festival is essential for TV fans. Find out what’s new and next with your favorite shows and creators.

CULTURE | Celebrate Carnival All Weekend Long In Houston

Thurs June 9 – Sun June 11

Be a part of the Carnival magic in Houston and celebrate Houston’s diversity and vibrancy.

CULTURE | Be A Part Of Texas’ Biggest Cultural Celebration

Fri June 10 – Sun June 12

Over 40 different culture groups come together for this celebration of diversity in Texas.

DANCE | Feel The Heartbreak Of Houston Ballet’s Giselle

Sat June 11 – Sun June 19

This is Houston Ballet’s first new production of Giselle in over three decades.

FOOD | Enjoy BBQ, Beer, And Bingo For Nature

Sat June 11

What’s a better way to enjoy the start of summer than BBQ, beer, and prizes in one of Houston’s natural gems.


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© Ed Quinn/ | Terrence McNally/ | Derrick Austinson Photog

COMIC | Geek-Out Over Comicpalooza’s Lineup

Fri June 17 – Sun June 19

This is Texas’ largest comic and pop culture event. Meet and greets, famous panelists, cosplay, games, and more are coming your way.

SPORT | Get Excited For Houston Roller Derby’s June Matches

Sat June 18

Roller derby is a high-action, contact sport that will leaving waiting impatiently for the next round of bouts.

MUSIC | Support Austin Music At 2ND Street Soundcheck

Sat June 18

Austin loves music and this event helps keep it thriving in the city.


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© Thomas Galvez/ | Remco van der meer/ | Lars Plougmann

FILM | Create Social Change At Literally Short Film Festival

Fri June 24 – Sun June 26

Filmmakers from around the world come together to create the lineup for this short film festival.

THEATRE | Have Fun You Will At Star Wars One-Man Show

Sat June 25

Fans of Star Wars should saddle up their tauntaun and head over to this 60-minute Star Wars comedy experience right away.

CULTURE | Get Weird At Keep Austin Weird Fest

Sat June 25

Austin has a reputation to keep—so put on your wackiest costume and do your part in keeping Austin weird.


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© Tnkntx/ | lee leblanc

MUSIC | Discover Rising Hip Hop Artists At Austin Mic Exchange

Tues June 28

This event is about community, learning, and having a great time with Austin’s best hip hop artists.

FOOD | Enjoy The Flavors Of Spring At City Hall Farmers Market

Wed June 29

Spring is back in Houston and so is the City Hall Farmers Market. Delicious local produce and fresh meals await you.