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

  • October 13, 2018 - 5:00pm to 9:00pm

    Downtown Stephenville
    100 West Washington
    Stephenville  Texas  76401
    United States

    Celebrating its fourth year, Sundown on the Square is an annual downtown festival to benefit the Stephenville Historical House Museum. Proceeds from this year’s event will go toward much needed repairs to our Chapel on the Bosque.

  • EnPleinAirTexas

    October 20, 2018 (All day) to October 28, 2018 (All day)

    San Angelo Museum of Fine Art
    1 Love Street
    San Angelo  Texas  76903
    United States

    Watch over the shoulders and meet some of the best and friendliest out door painters around!