Texas Forts Trail Region

Participant in the Texas Historical Commission's
Texas Heritage Trails Program

Arts and Leisure

Musician performing on stage
Live music at the Victory Grill in Austin


So you really DO think you can dance? Texas thinks you can, too! The state celebrates its music, arts, and dance year round with live performances, concerts, festivals, and a thriving historic dance hall culture, giving you and your partner plenty of opportunities to cut a rug and scoot your boots. Two left feet? Relax instead and listen to the accordion wheeze of biergarten music around the gazebo, Mozart beneath the stars, or Mariachis on the courthouse lawn. Communities across the state sponsor musical performances, many of them outdoors, to suit all tastes from baroque to big band, and much of it is free! Looking for inspiration? Local artists and craftspeople exhibit routinely all over the state, offering insight, imagination, and made-in-Texas canvases, sculptures, photographs, and wares, making art some of the state's most valued home grown handiwork. Feeling creative? "All art requires courage," says Houston Museum of Fine Art photography curator Anne Wilkes Tucker. So don't be shy, participate or spectate but be seen on the Texas art scene.

Upcoming Events

  • September 23, 2017 - 10:00am to September 24, 2017 - 4:00pm

    Comanche City Park
    1200 Comanche Trails
    Comanche  Texas  76442
    United States

    This annual event is the premier event of Comanche, Texas, and offers fun for the whole family. 

  • October 7, 2017 - 6:00pm to 11:00pm

    Depot Plaza
    600 E. Depot St
    Brownwood  Texas  76801
    United States

    The 3rd Annual Corks and Caps event is set for Saturday, October 7th from 6 PM - 11 PM in the Depot Plaza in Brownwood.