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JDRF Ride To Cure Diabetes

Riders from around the world take on two challenges: raising the money needed to fund research for better treatments and a cure for diabetes, and reaching a personal training goal to prepare for a destination cycling experience. The JDRF Ride to Cure Diabetes offers:

  • Multiple fundraising and mileage options
  • Training with a certified coach in your local area
  • Ride destinations designed for riders of all fitness levels

Find a local Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation bike ride near you! Details.

 

Visit Austin Best
Things to do in the Texas Hill Country!

Thunder in the Hill Country
March 22 - 25, 2018
Mansfield Park, Bandara TX
Join us in a three day event held at Bandera's Mansfield Park consisting of Poker Run, Bike Show, Biker Games, Burn out Contest, Concerts, Venders, Great food and so much more! Details.

Visit Austin Best
Things to do in Austin, Texas!

U.S. Vintage National Championships
November 1 - 4, 2018
Circuit of The Americas
Old meets new in Austin when more than 400 competitors test iconic racing machines on COTA's state-of-the-art track! Come see some of the craziest, most charismatic and passionate racing to hit Circuit of The Americas this year. Details.
Christmas at the Caswell House
November 1 - 7, 2018
The Caswell House
Christmas at the Caswell House has been an Austin community tradition since 1983. The Austin Junior Forum transforms this historic home into a winter wonderland. For more than 35 years Christmas at Caswell has been raising funds to be distributed to local charities and non-profits through their grants program. Details.
Wurstfest
November, 2 - 11, 2018
New Braunfels, Texas
Here, you'll enjoy good food, music, dancing, exciting carnival rides and games, German, Texan and domestic beer, special events and the finest in Alpine and Bavarian Style Entertainment. It all happens at Wurstfest! Details.
Austin Powwow
Saturday, November, 3, 2018
Travis County Expo Center
Now in its 27th year and the largest of its kind in Texas, this festival features American Indian dancing, singing, arts & crafts and food. Details.
Austin Celtic Festival
November 3 - 4, 2018
Jourdan-Bachman Pioneer Farms
This annual festival is also the largest gathering of Celts in Central Texas. The event is home to four stages of Irish, Scottish and Breton music, dance, sports, storytelling, workshops and more. Details.
East Austin Studio Tour
November 10 - 11 & 17 - 18, 2018
Various Locations
More than 70 east-side studios open their doors for the public's viewing and purchasing pleasure. Details.
A Christmas Affair
Novmber 14 - 18, 2018
Palmer Events Center
The Junior League of Austin's A Christmas Affair hosts approximately 200-vendors in a themed shopping extravaganza which includes parties, children's events, a private shopping brunch, and the season's biggest celebrity, Santa! Details.
Turkey Trot
November 22, 2018
The Long Center
ThunderCloud Subs' annual 5-mile run/1-mile walk is a great way to work up a Thanksgiving-sized appetite. Compete with the best of Austin or bring the kids for a more relaxed holiday jog. Details.
Blue Genie Art Bazaar
November 23 - 24, 2018
Blue Genie Art Bazaar - 6100 Airport Blvd.
The Blue Genie Art Bazaar is a unique holiday art show held in Austin. Open again for more than 15 years, the free Bazaar features handmade artwork and gifts from more than 200 local and regional artists - with a portion of proceeds going to Make-A-Wish® Foundation. Details.
Chuy's Christmas Parade
Saturday, November 24, 2018
Congress Avenue
This spirited holiday parade features a procession of giant balloons, marching bands, vintage cars, celebrities and floats to usher in the season of giving. Details.

Visit Dallas/FortWorth Best
Things to do in Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas!

State Fair of Texas
September 28 - October 21, 2018
3921 Martin Luther King Jr., Blvd. Dallas, TX
A 24-day showcase of entertainment, exhibits and competition, it's presented in Dallas each fall in historic Fair Park, a 277-acre complex recognized for its beautiful landscaping and unique collection of art deco architecture. Details.
Halloween Nights at the Dallas Zoo
October 26 - 29, 2018 at 5-8 p.m.
Dallas Zoo
Dress your children in Halloween costumes, trick-or-treat in the wildest setting in Dallas, and catch special events and activities throughout the Zoo! Details.
Dallas YMCA Turkey Trot
Thursday, November 22, 2018 at 9:00 a.m.
Dallas City Hall
The excitement that surrounds Dallas City Hall Plaza grows each year as more runners and new generations of families turn out to experience the fun, family-friendly atmosphere that is the backdrop for the race and walk. Details.
CRC Thanksgiving Day Run 5k & 10k Half Marathon
Thursday, November 22, 2018
Panther Island Pavilion 395 Purcey St Fort Worth, TX
Kick off your Thanksgiving Day celebration with the CRC Thanksgiving Day Run. Join the local running community in a pre-emptive strike against all those extra Thanksgiving calories. Details.
BMW Dallas Marathon
December 7 – 9, 2018
Dallas, TX
The Dallas Marathon is a nonprofit organization with a focus on promoting health and physical fitness through running events and related activities. Details.

Visit FortBend Best
Things to do in Fort Bend, Texas!

CFBC Business Links Golf Tournament
Tuesday, July 10, 2018
Black Hawk Country Club 12610 FM 1464 Richmond, TX
Longest Drive, Closest to the Pin, Food Tasting Tents, Contests, Business on the Tee, Live Auction, Silent Auction, Business Links After Party @ 5:05 "The Money Ball" Drop Details.
19th Annual Back to School Scramble Golf Tournament
Monday, August 27, 2018 at 9:00 am
Sweetwater Country Club
There are various opportunities to participate in this premier event—sponsorships, combos, foursomes, individual players, Swag Bag contributions and auction donations. Details.
Labor Day Backyard Barbecue
September 1 - 2, 2018 at 9:00 am
George Ranch Historical Park
Celebrate Labor Day weekend with traditional games and an old-fashioned 1930s barbecue at the George Ranch House. Listen to period music on a vintage radio, play games from the past and help make ice cream the old-fashioned way from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.! Details.
Giving Spirits Concert benefiting Fort Bend Women’s Center and AADA
Friday, September 7, 2018 at 7:30 pm
Sugar Land Town Square
Come out to enjoy live Latin/Jazz arrangements from The Pete Simple Band, featuring classics from one of Houston’s premier songwriters and entertainers who’s been called a cross between Dave Matthews, John Mayer and Jason Mraz. This pop/rock group is always a crowd-pleasing favorite! Details.
7th Annual Run over Cancer Presented By HCSS
Saturday, September 8, 2018
15890 Southwest Fwy Sugar Land, TX
With your support, you are helping raise awareness for Childhood Cancer and providing funding for continuous research to terminate pediatric cancer as well as scholarships for pediatric cancer and patients and survivors Nation wide Details.
Fort Bend County Parade
Friday, September 28, 2018
Historic Court House in Richmond and proceed west down Hwy. 90-A to Jennetta Street in Rosenberg
Parade spectators will be amazed as almost 200 entries wind their way from the Historic Court House in Richmond and proceed west down Hwy. 90-A to Jennetta Street in Rosenberg. The theme for this year is "County Fair is Our Favorite Time" Details.
82nd Annual Fort Bend County Fair and Rodeo
September 28 - October 7, 2018
4310 Hwy. 36 South Rosenberg, TX 77471
Through the years, the Fort Bend County Fair has grown into one of the largest and most successful fairs in the State. Residents of the county eagerly anticipate visiting with friends and neighbors at some of the many activities the Fair has to offer. Details.
Magic in the Plaza sponsored by Imperial Sugar
Friday, October 26, 2018 at 7:00 pm
Sugar Land Town Square
Bring your family and friends to the Plaza for two hours of family friendly, "you won't believe that just happened" entertainment! This year Ted Schwank is bringing out The World's Greatest Illusions Grand Production Show & Plaza Party featuring interactive DJ with games, prizes, strolling entertainers, face painting, giveaways and much more. Details.
7th Annual Flying Saucer Beer Feast
Saturday, October 27, 2018 at 2:00 pm
Sugar Land Town Square
Flying Saucer's 7th annual Beer Feast will feature over 50 breweries and 80 craft beers, all carefully selected by Saucer's resident beer gurus. In addition, very rare and limited-release beers will be tapped one at time throughout the fest. Details.
Free Photos with Santa sponsored by Imperial Sugar
Sunday, November 25, 2018 at 1:00 pm
16190 City Walk, Sugar Land, TX
Enjoy a free holiday photo with Santa and Mrs. Claus! Since it is the season of giving, we will be collecting new and unwrapped stuffed animals for the Fort Bend Rainbow Room's Christmas Project. All donations will go to children & adults referred by caseworkers from TX Dept of Family & Protective services. Details.
31st Annual Fort Bend Kia 30K
Sunday, December 16, 2018 at 6:30 am
Sugar Land Town Square
Join us for the 31st Annual Fort Bend KIA 30K Run! Details.

Visit Galveston Best
Things to do in Galvston, Texas!

Lone Star Rally
November 1 - 4, 2018
Downtown Galveston
With juried bike shows, truck, jeep & classic car shows and free concerts on two stages, this year's Lone Star Rally will be jam packed with entertainment for all ages, day and night, all weekend long. Details.
Festival of Lights
November 17, 2018 - January 6, 2019
Moody Gardens
Brighten up the holidays with a tradition for families and groups alike. A mile-long trail with more than one million lights and lighted scenes take you around the Moody Gardens property with spectacular views Galveston Bay. Details.
11th Annual Galveston Holiday Lighting Celebration at Hotel Galvez
Friday, November 23, 2018 at 6:00 pm
Hotel Galvez & Spa 2024 Seawall Blvd
Hotel Galvez invites guests and the community to celebrate the start of the holidays with the Official City of Galveston Holiday Lighting Celebration. Details.
45TH ANNUAL DICKENS ON THE STRAND
November 30 - December 2, 2018
Galveston Island
The annual holiday street festival, based on 19th-century Victorian London, features parades, non-stop entertainment on six stages, strolling carolers, roving musicians, bagpipers, jugglers and a host of other entertainers. Details.
Santa Hustle
December 15 - 16, 2018
Moody Gardens
It’s not just a race. It’s a magical experience. Come join the Santa Hustle® magic on Sunday, December 16, 2018 at Moody Gardens. Details.
Cirque Joyeux
December 21, 2018 – January 4, 2019 (Excludes Dec. 26)
Moody Gardens Hotel
Enjoy a spectacular, exhilarating and joyous celebration of the holiday season with an enchanting mix of fantastic food, circus and music. Details.

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Visit Houston Best
Things to do in Houston, Texas!

3rd Annual Fajita Festival
Saturday, July 28, 2018 at 1:00 PM
5601 West Loop South Houston, TX
The Fajita Festival is a celebration of Mexican culture, food, drinks, and entertainment. Come hungry with family and friends to enjoy a day filled with a variety of delicious fajita tacos! Details.
Houston Food Fest
Saturday, August 18, 2018 at 12:00 PM
Hermann Square 900 Smith Street Houston, TX
We're BACK for another round of the Houston Food Fest!!! This summer come enjoy foo from over 100 Different Resturants, Food Trucks and Local Vendors. Details.
Houston Margarita Festival
Saturday, October 6, 2018 at 12:00 PM
Water Works Park 105 Sabine St, Houston, TX (Downtown) Houston, TX
Competitions: Best Margarita Competitions, 2:00pm - 4:30pm (Mixologist & Restaurant Divisions), Salsa Dance Competition (Open to the public - Cash Prizes), Limbo Competition (Open to the public - Cash Prizes) Details.
Houston Ballet Nutcracker Market
November 8 - 11, 2018
NRG Park, One NRG Park Houston TX.
Join us in kicking off the holiday season at the 38th annual Houston Ballet Nutcracker Market, the BIGGEST and BEST holiday shopping market... Details.
Zombie Charge 5K Zombie Obstacle Race & Festival
November 3, 2018
RIO BRAVO MX 11610 N LAKE HOUSTON PKWY | HOUSTON, TX
Join us for the most authentic 5K zombie obstacle mud run in TX on November 3rd, 2018! It’s more than just a race, it’s about survival. At... Details.

Visit Katy Best
Things to do in Katy, Texas!


Katy Market Day
Every 3rd Saturday of the month March - November, 2018 at 10 a.m.
Historic Downtown Katy
Come enjoy delicious foods, local vendors, music, art, antiques and so much more! Details.
Katy Freedom Celebration
Wednesday, July 4, 2018
Area Near Typhoon Texas and Katy Mills Mall
here will be plenty of activities hosted by the Katy Fire Department, and Katy Parks & Recreation Department. The evening program of fireworks and music will be held in the area near Typhoon Texas and Katy Mills Mall and will take place between 8 and 10 p.m. Details.

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Visit San Antonio Best
Things to do in San Antonio!

Balcones Heights Jazz Festival
Friday, July 6, 2018 - Friday, Jul 27, 2018 at 7:30 PM
Wonderland of the Americas Amphitheater 4522 Fredericksburg Rd. , San Antonio, TX
For four consecutive Friday evenings, the festival’s laid back and family-friendly atmosphere will welcome an estimated 4,000 jazz fans, surpassing the city’s entire population of 3,000. Details.
TOUR DE LAS MISIONES 5K AND 10K RUN & WALK
Saturday, September 8, 2018
6030 Padre Drive, San Antonio, TX
Finisher Commemorative Medal, Collectible T-Shirt, and Goodie Bag guaranteed to the first 500 registered participants before August 31st. Collectible passport to the San Antonio Missions. Photos will be posted at worldheritagefestival.org. Music and complimentary food and beverages will be served after the Bike Ride and Walk for registered participants. Details.
Jazz'SALive
September 21 - 22, 2018
Travis Park 301 E. Travis St. , San Antonio, TX
Guests will enjoy live music, festival food, local craft vendors, and more! And best of all, there is no charge to attend! Just bring a blanket or chair and find your spot in the Park! Do bring money for all the great food and refreshments though! Details.
SeaWorld San Antonio Howl-O-Scream & Spooktacular
September 28 - October 28, 2018
SeaWorld10500 Sea World Dr #13, San Antonio, TX
Each weekend in October, enjoy kid-friendly shows during the day, but beware... the later you stay, the more you'll scream! Details.
Oktoberfest San Antonio
October 5 - 6 & 12 - 13, 2018
422 Pereida San Antonio, Texas
Head over to the Beethoven Maennerchor to celebrate the ultimate German festival with music, food and dancing, plus German specialties, like bratwurst, reubens and beer. Details.
San Antonio Beer Fest
Saturday, October 20, 2018 at 1:30 PM
Lockwood and Dignowity Parks 701 Nolan, San Antonio, Texas
This festival is jam packed with unique casks, one of a kind collaborations, and your favorite porters, stouts, pilsners, ales, wheats, Belgians, ciders, and lagers to name a few. Beyond beer, the San Antonio Beer Festival features music, games, wines, ciders, food trucks, food booths, local vendors and more.
Alamo City Comic Con
October 26 - 28, 2018
100 Montana St, San Antonio, TX
Fans of comics, gaming and cosplay take over the Alamodome to meet their favorite celebs, artist and writers.
Details.
Luminaria - Arts Come To Light
November 9 - 11, 2018
434 S. Alamo St. San Antonio, TX
Luminaria is San Antonio's annual celebration of art and artists. Overseen by San Antonio's creative leaders, it is free of charge and showcases all art forms in an outdoor setting and inside various venues downtown. Details.
SeaWorld San Antonio Christmas Celebration
November 17 - January 6, 2018
10500 SeaWorld Drive San Antonio, TX
Enjoy stunning live shows in this wintery, watery wonderland. Immerse your family in the spirit of the season, sip hot cocoa as you stroll through a sea of sparkling lights and share laughs with a jolly Santa Details.
Ford Holiday River Parade and Lighting Ceremony
Friday, November 23, 2018 at 6:00PM
2 1/2 mile route, downtown River Walk
Ring in the holidays with this iconic night parade filled with lights, costumed float riders & music. Floats will depict the 2018 theme that will be announced in July of 2018 . Details.
San Antonio Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon & ½ Marathon
December 1 - 2, 2018
W. Market St. & S. Alamo St.
This one-of-a-kind marathon features live music along each mile of the course that passes several historic missions and wraps up at the Alamodome. Take a running tour through San Antonio with live entertainment along the course. Details.
Kristkindlmarkt
Sunday, December 2, 2018
422 Pereida San Antonio, Texas
The event is filled with jewelers already, so none are being accepted at this time. Vendors will present homemade Christmas ornaments, handmade soaps, and one artist makes teeshirts and prints with his original art. Another vendor is the Texas Foundation for Hope, and their special-needs clients make all kinds of crosses to sell. Details.

Visit Sugar Land Best
Things to do in Sugar Land!

Giving Spirits Concert benefiting Fort Bend Women’s Center and AADA
Friday, September 7, 2018 at 7:30 pm
Sugar Land Town Square
Come out to enjoy live Latin/Jazz arrangements from The Pete Simple Band, featuring classics from one of Houston’s premier songwriters and entertainers who’s been called a cross between Dave Matthews, John Mayer and Jason Mraz. This pop/rock group is always a crowd-pleasing favorite! Details.
7th Annual Run over Cancer Presented By HCSS
Saturday, September 8, 2018
15890 Southwest Fwy Sugar Land, TX
With your support, you are helping raise awareness for Childhood Cancer and providing funding for continuous research to terminate pediatric cancer as well as scholarships for pediatric cancer and patients and survivors Nation wide Details.
Magic in the Plaza sponsored by Imperial Sugar
Friday, October 26, 2018 at 7:00 pm
Sugar Land Town Square
Bring your family and friends to the Plaza for two hours of family friendly, "you won't believe that just happened" entertainment! This year Ted Schwank is bringing out The World's Greatest Illusions Grand Production Show & Plaza Party featuring interactive DJ with games, prizes, strolling entertainers, face painting, giveaways and much more. Details.
7th Annual Flying Saucer Beer Feast
Saturday, October 27, 2018 at 2:00 pm
Sugar Land Town Square
Flying Saucer's 7th annual Beer Feast will feature over 50 breweries and 80 craft beers, all carefully selected by Saucer's resident beer gurus. In addition, very rare and limited-release beers will be tapped one at time throughout the fest. Details.
Free Photos with Santa sponsored by Imperial Sugar
Sunday, November 25, 2018 at 1:00 pm
16190 City Walk, Sugar Land, TX
Enjoy a free holiday photo with Santa and Mrs. Claus! Since it is the season of giving, we will be collecting new and unwrapped stuffed animals for the Fort Bend Rainbow Room's Christmas Project. All donations will go to children & adults referred by caseworkers from TX Dept of Family & Protective services. Details.
31st Annual Fort Bend Kia 30K
Sunday, December 16, 2018 at 6:30 am
Sugar Land Town Square
Join us for the 31st Annual Fort Bend KIA 30K Run! Details.

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