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

  • June 9, 2017 (All day) to July 30, 2017 (All day)

    Fort Concho National Historic Landmark
    630 South Oakes Street
    San Angelo  Texas  76903
    United States

    Four artists from the American Plains Artists (APA) will show selections of their paintings.

  • June 10, 2017 - 10:00am to 4:00pm

    Fort McKavett State Historic Site
    7066 FM-864
    Fort McKavett  Texas  76825
    United States

    Come out to the Fort and meet with various historic tradesmen (and women) as they show off their skills in their various crafts!