What are the best festivals to visit in Texas?

Texas has one of the most diverse populations in the state. This unique blend of people, combined with Texas’ diverse geographic regions, has resulted in a number of festivals that are as diverse as the people who call Texas home.

Here is an example of some of the best annual Lone Star State events.

Days of Charro

Held in Brownsville on the southern tip of Texas, Charro Days claims to be the oldest fiesta in Texas. Since February 1938, since February 1938, Charro Days is a week-long, traditional Mexican “pachanga” with parades, dances and a variety of fun events for the whole family.


In the Czech village of Flatonia, Czhilispiel has been held annually for over 30 years, attracting some of the best Chilean and BBQ cooking teams from across the state. This designation as a CASI approved event ensures that there will be top competitors, this Czech Fest atmosphere ensures that the whole family will have fun.

Dickens on the beach

For more than three decades, characters from the novels of Charles Dickens have been strolling through historic Galveston Country in December. Known as Dickens on the Strand, this festive festival takes visitors back to the Victorian era as street vendors work carts among punishers and buskers, while kids keep busy at the Royal Menagerie Petting Zoo or make snow angels in the artificial snow that lines the street during Snow Sunday time.