Texas Lakes 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

  • Denton County Courthouse on the Square

    June 29, 2017 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

    Denton County Courthouse on the Square
    110 W. Hickory St.
    Denton  Texas  76201
    United States

    The Twilight Tunes Concert Series is back! Each Thursday evening from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. , April 20th to June 29th come down to the courthouse lawn to enjoy live, local music.

  • October 21, 2017 (All day) to October 22, 2017 (All day)

    Historic Granbury Square
    201 E. Pearl St.
    Granbury  Texas  76048
    United States

    This family friendly art festival will be held on the paved area around the charming downtown square in the heart of the historic district.