Updates from Around the State During COVID-19

Apr 27, 2020

Texans are doing a great job with social distancing and shelter in place, but we’ll all be ready for a few fun outings after the pandemic. Artists, musicians, food service personnel, venue owners and others have all taken a hit by not being able to work. It won’t be easy for them to arrange alternative dates and venues, but it’s good to have several things to look forward to.

Be sure you check the dates of any events you’re scheduled to attend in the near future to see if they have been rescheduled.

The popular Old Settler’s Music Festival in Tilmon is in the process of being rescheduled. No word yet on the new date, but possibly sometime this fall. The festival brings American roots music to new listeners and preserves the music’s culture and community while supporting like-minded charitable organizations.

EarthX Livestream
April 22-27, Dallas, www.earthx.org

Texas Ladies Championship Chili Cook-off
Aug. 8, Seguin, www.tlscco.com

Texas Sandfest
Oct. 2-4, Port Aransas, www.texassandfest.org

Bluegrass Jamboree
Oct. 3-5, Glen Rose, www.bluegrassheritage.org

Main Street Fort Worth Arts Festival
Sept. 3-6, Fort Worth, www.mainstreetartsfest.org

Red Poppy Festival
Oct. 23-25, Georgetown, www.poppy.georgetown.org

Fiesta San Antonio
Nov. 5-15, San Antonio, www.fiestasanantonio.org

Brew on the Bayou
Nov. 7, Lake Jackson, www.gcbo.org

Hill Country Comic Con
Nov. 28-29, New Braunfels, www.hillcountrycomicon.com

More virtual events and location tours available:

While the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, is temporarily closed, check out for streaming films, artist talks and more at https://www.mfah.org/visit/mfah-virtual-experience and via social media #MFAatHome.

Or catch a series of behind-the-scenes videos from Meow Wolf at Santa Fe’s House of Eternal Return. There’s truly nothing like this massive collaborative effort by local artists.

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. Every year CASA of the Sabine Neches Region places pinwheels on the Orange County Courthouse lawn in Orange to remember Texas children who lost their lives to abuse and neglect. Due to “shelter in place” orders, see the organization’s Facebook page for remembering victims.

Be sure to support our local economy and organizations in any way you can now, and once businesses reopen.

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