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Welcome to the Festivals of Central Texas! Annual showcase of great regional events. Contact the Area Event Partners for more information, including lodging, dining, group tours, to enhance your overall travel experience. Thank you for your interests in Central Texas!

Where the FUN Begins!

Visit Us For Additional Event Information! City of Belton Tourism

412 East Central Ave. / P.O. Box 120, Belton, Texas 76513 (254) 933-5849 JGarrett@BeltonTexas.Gov

www.BeltonTexas.Gov

Cameron Area Chamber of Commerce

102 East 1st / P.O. Box 432, Cameron, Texas 76520 Phone: (254) 697-4979 • Fax: (254) 697-2345 Chamber@Cameron-TX.com

www.Cameron-TX.com

Copperas Cove Chamber of Commerce & CVB 204 E. Robertson Ave., Copperas Cove, Texas 76522 (254) 547-7571 Chamber@CopperasCove.com

www.CopperasCove.com

City of Gatesville Convention & Visitors Bureau www.VisitGatesvilleTX.com

Harker Heights Chamber of Commerce 552 E. FM 2410, Suite B, Harker Heights, Texas 76548 Phone: (254) 699-4999 • Fax: (254) 699-5194 Chamber@HHChamber.com

www.HHChamber.com

903-729-5663 www.ChamberBuilders.com www.Tourism-Tools.com www.Facebook.com/RichardsonMedia © Copyright, February 2020

May 2

Run Central Texas

The Copperas Cove Chamber of Commerce Instituted Run Central Texas program to attract runners from all across Texas and surrounding states. The run events are chip timed and are a part of the Centex Races Series. Call (254) 547-7571 for more information or visit our website at www.copperascove.com (COPPERAS COVE)

April 4

110 N. 8th Street Gatesville, TX 76528 Phone: (254) 499-0102 cheri.shepherd@ci.gateville.tx.us

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Killeen Civic & Conference Center & CVB 3601 S. W. S. Young Drive, Killeen, Texas 76542 Phone: (254) 501-3888 Info@VisitKilleen.com

www.VisitKilleen.com

May 14 - 16

Junk & Disorderly Market & City-Wide Garage Sales

73rd Annual Rodeo Killeen

Find antiques, collectibles, crafts and unique items at the Junk & Disorderly Vendor Market at the Gatesville Civic Center and at dozens of sales throughout the town, offering shoppers a full day of treasure hunting. Vendor applications and shopping information available at www.VisitGatesvilleTX.com. (GATESVILLE)

May 7 - October 24

Spring Fest Harker Heights

Farmers Market

An Annual Community Gathering. Join us April 4th at the Harker Heights Carl Levin Park to celebrate the beginning of Spring with family-friendly activities, exhibitors, food vendors, artists and a Duck Race. General Admission is FREE and open to the public. For more information please contact (254) 699-4999 or visit www.hhchamber.com. (HARKER HEIGHTS)

April 25

Celebrate Killeen

Celebrate Killeen is an annual festival celebrating the culture and connection of the city of Killeen. Family fun includes, a Step Competition, Killeen Rocks, Senior Fun Zone, Food Trucks, Musical Performances, Car Show, Carnival, Children’s Fun Zone, Arts and Crafts and much more. (KILLEEN)

The Copperas Cove Farmers Market will take place every Thursday in our new City Park Parking Lot (1206 W. Avenue B. Copperas Cove, TX 76552) from 4 pm to 7pm starting May 2nd with the market ending on October 31st. Come on out and meet our local farmers, vendors and community groups! (COPPERAS COVE)

May 14 - 17

40th Annual Rabbit Fest

Join the Copperas Cove Chamber of Commerce as it presents the 40th Annual Rabbit Fest, May 14th - 17th, 2020 at Copperas Cove’s City Park. Over 20,000 people attend this festival which offers food and craft vendors, carnival rides, live entertainment, and much more. Don’t forget the Rabbit Fest Parade on Saturday morning, May 16th. Treat the entire family to a weekend of food, fun, and entertainment. Call (254) 547-7571 for more information or visit our  websites at www.copperascove.com or www.rabbitfest.com. (COPPERAS COVE)

Come celebrate our community, our heritage, and our heroes, with one of the largest pay-outs in Texas, attracting some of the country’s top cowboys, cowgirls, bullfighters, and livestock! Be awed with a performance by our own 1st Cavalry Association Horse Detachment! Expect awesome entertainment, incredible athletes and sumptuous “Cowboy Camp” vittles. Special guests include top notch entertainers, national champions, and especially, our home-town Fort Hood heroes! Go to www.VisitKilleen.com for more details and more fun! (254) 501-3888 (KILLEEN)

May 16 - 17

Epically Geeky Expo

On the campus of Central Texas College in Killeen. Epically Geeky Expo is a convention featuring activities targeting adults and youth interested in science fiction, fantasy, super heroes, video games and other technology-related fields. Activities will include video game tournaments, costume contests, movie screenings, interactive video game demonstrations, presentations and entertainment by local groups and companies, vendor booths and a silent auction. All proceeds for the event will benefit scholarships through the Central Texas College Foundation. For more information, visit http://www.egx. ctcd.edu/ or Facebook.com/ctcgeek (KILLEEN)

June 6

Gatesville Shivaree

This downtown festival includes the Up in Smoke IBCA BBQ Cook-off, Jeep Show, kid’s area, entertainment, market vendors, food trucks and more throughout the day. The event is topped off by an evening concert featuring Ryan Turner, Reed Southall and The Great Divide on the courthouse square. www.GatesvilleShivaree.com(GATESVILLE)


Welcome to the Festivals of Central Texas! Annual showcase of great regional events. Contact the Area Event Partners for more information, including lodging, dining, group tours, to enhance your overall travel experience. Thank you for your interests in Central Texas!

Where the FUN Begins!

Visit Us For Additional Event Information! City of Belton Tourism

412 East Central Ave. / P.O. Box 120, Belton, Texas 76513 (254) 933-5849 JGarrett@BeltonTexas.Gov

www.BeltonTexas.Gov

Cameron Area Chamber of Commerce

102 East 1st / P.O. Box 432, Cameron, Texas 76520 Phone: (254) 697-4979 • Fax: (254) 697-2345 Chamber@Cameron-TX.com

www.Cameron-TX.com

Copperas Cove Chamber of Commerce & CVB 204 E. Robertson Ave., Copperas Cove, Texas 76522 (254) 547-7571 Chamber@CopperasCove.com

www.CopperasCove.com

City of Gatesville Convention & Visitors Bureau www.VisitGatesvilleTX.com

Harker Heights Chamber of Commerce 552 E. FM 2410, Suite B, Harker Heights, Texas 76548 Phone: (254) 699-4999 • Fax: (254) 699-5194 Chamber@HHChamber.com

www.HHChamber.com

903-729-5663 www.ChamberBuilders.com www.Tourism-Tools.com www.Facebook.com/RichardsonMedia © Copyright, February 2020

May 2

Run Central Texas

The Copperas Cove Chamber of Commerce Instituted Run Central Texas program to attract runners from all across Texas and surrounding states. The run events are chip timed and are a part of the Centex Races Series. Call (254) 547-7571 for more information or visit our website at www.copperascove.com (COPPERAS COVE)

April 4

110 N. 8th Street Gatesville, TX 76528 Phone: (254) 499-0102 cheri.shepherd@ci.gateville.tx.us

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Killeen Civic & Conference Center & CVB 3601 S. W. S. Young Drive, Killeen, Texas 76542 Phone: (254) 501-3888 Info@VisitKilleen.com

www.VisitKilleen.com

May 14 - 16

Junk & Disorderly Market & City-Wide Garage Sales

73rd Annual Rodeo Killeen

Find antiques, collectibles, crafts and unique items at the Junk & Disorderly Vendor Market at the Gatesville Civic Center and at dozens of sales throughout the town, offering shoppers a full day of treasure hunting. Vendor applications and shopping information available at www.VisitGatesvilleTX.com. (GATESVILLE)

May 7 - October 24

Spring Fest Harker Heights

Farmers Market

An Annual Community Gathering. Join us April 4th at the Harker Heights Carl Levin Park to celebrate the beginning of Spring with family-friendly activities, exhibitors, food vendors, artists and a Duck Race. General Admission is FREE and open to the public. For more information please contact (254) 699-4999 or visit www.hhchamber.com. (HARKER HEIGHTS)

April 25

Celebrate Killeen

Celebrate Killeen is an annual festival celebrating the culture and connection of the city of Killeen. Family fun includes, a Step Competition, Killeen Rocks, Senior Fun Zone, Food Trucks, Musical Performances, Car Show, Carnival, Children’s Fun Zone, Arts and Crafts and much more. (KILLEEN)

The Copperas Cove Farmers Market will take place every Thursday in our new City Park Parking Lot (1206 W. Avenue B. Copperas Cove, TX 76552) from 4 pm to 7pm starting May 2nd with the market ending on October 31st. Come on out and meet our local farmers, vendors and community groups! (COPPERAS COVE)

May 14 - 17

40th Annual Rabbit Fest

Join the Copperas Cove Chamber of Commerce as it presents the 40th Annual Rabbit Fest, May 14th - 17th, 2020 at Copperas Cove’s City Park. Over 20,000 people attend this festival which offers food and craft vendors, carnival rides, live entertainment, and much more. Don’t forget the Rabbit Fest Parade on Saturday morning, May 16th. Treat the entire family to a weekend of food, fun, and entertainment. Call (254) 547-7571 for more information or visit our  websites at www.copperascove.com or www.rabbitfest.com. (COPPERAS COVE)

Come celebrate our community, our heritage, and our heroes, with one of the largest pay-outs in Texas, attracting some of the country’s top cowboys, cowgirls, bullfighters, and livestock! Be awed with a performance by our own 1st Cavalry Association Horse Detachment! Expect awesome entertainment, incredible athletes and sumptuous “Cowboy Camp” vittles. Special guests include top notch entertainers, national champions, and especially, our home-town Fort Hood heroes! Go to www.VisitKilleen.com for more details and more fun! (254) 501-3888 (KILLEEN)

May 16 - 17

Epically Geeky Expo

On the campus of Central Texas College in Killeen. Epically Geeky Expo is a convention featuring activities targeting adults and youth interested in science fiction, fantasy, super heroes, video games and other technology-related fields. Activities will include video game tournaments, costume contests, movie screenings, interactive video game demonstrations, presentations and entertainment by local groups and companies, vendor booths and a silent auction. All proceeds for the event will benefit scholarships through the Central Texas College Foundation. For more information, visit http://www.egx. ctcd.edu/ or Facebook.com/ctcgeek (KILLEEN)

June 6

Gatesville Shivaree

This downtown festival includes the Up in Smoke IBCA BBQ Cook-off, Jeep Show, kid’s area, entertainment, market vendors, food trucks and more throughout the day. The event is topped off by an evening concert featuring Ryan Turner, Reed Southall and The Great Divide on the courthouse square. www.GatesvilleShivaree.com(GATESVILLE)


June 27 - July 4

96th Annual 4th of July Celebration and PRCA Rodeo

This historic week long celebration includes the Downtown Street Party, PRCA Rodeo, Parade, Festival on Nolan Creek, Carnival, and Backyard Party at Schoepf’s BBQ with Concert & Fireworks! Belton is recognized as one of the top ten places to celebrate the 4th of July by USA Today. For more information, visit BeltonChamber.com (BELTON)

July 4

2020 July 4th Fireworks Celebration

Come join us to celebrate the 4th of July in downtown Cameron! Activities will include games for the children and adults, pie eating contest, food trucks, vendors, Open Mic Session for all you talented singers and entertainers, Horseshoe & Washer, and free live music! Fireworks will start around dusk in downtown Cameron on the square! Visit www.cameron-tx.com for updates & more events, or call 254-697-4979. (CAMERON)

August 22

Food Truck Festival

The Copperas Cove Food Truck Festival will take place on Saturday August 22nd in City Park (1206 W. Avenue B. Copperas Cove, TX 76522). We are kicking off the Festival with a 5K Fun Run/Walk. Some of our areas finest gourmet food trucks will be battling it out in a Food Truck Competition! There will also be a kid zone, yard games, a pop up farmers market, beer, wine and live music! Stay tuned for more details as we post them on our Facebook page - Copperas Cove Tourism and Events! (COPPERAS COVE)

September 12

October 24

Harker Heights Food, Wine & Brew Festival

Harker Heights Chamber of Commerce invites you to the Annual Food, Wine & Brew Fest on September 12, 2020, presented by H-E-B. This festival is family friendly. Bring everyone to enjoy Live Music, Culinary Chefs, Food Vendors, Artist, Breweries, Texas Wineries, Parings, Tastings and much more. For more information please contact the Harker Heights Chamber of Commerce at (254) 699-4999 or visit www.hhfoodandwine.com (HARKER HEIGHTS)

September 19

Spurfest/Car Show/ Gospel Jubilee

Downtown Gatesville comes to life with a celebration of our frontier and cowboy heritage at the Coryell Museum and Historical Center’s annual Spurfest, featuring live performances, demonstrations and hands on activities for all ages. Hundreds of classic and custom cars take over the downtown streets at the 34th annual Cruizin Cruizers car show. The Texas Hill Country Gospel Jubilee in the downtown City Auditorium will feature gospel groups from all over Texas throughout the day. Admission to all of the day’s events is free. www.VisitGatesvilleTX.com (GATESVILLE)

September 25 - 26

4th Annual Belton’s Bacon, Blues and Brews Festival

The Festival will begin on Friday 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM with a Kickoff Party featuring Blues Bands, Food Trucks and Breweries. On Saturday, the “B4 Festival” will resume noon to 7pm with Blues Bands, Breweries, and Food Trucks competing with bacon-inspired dishes. For more information www.seebelton.com (BELTON)

Annual Steak, Stein & Wine Fest

Mark your calendars and join us for our annual Steak, Stein & Wine Fest! Enjoy a day on the historic downtown square, perusing local featured artists, hand-crafted items, antiques & collectibles, and shop the downtown retail district. New this year is a 5K Steak, Stein & Wine Run! Visit our three historical museums and Old Town Cameron Railroad Museum for fun activities and speakers. Noon to 2PM come enjoy the “Taste of Steaks” in our steak flights tasting of various cuts of 44 Farms beef. Explore the Classic Car Show, Games for the entire family, Giant Jenga, Corn Hole Tournament, Kube, Washers Tournament, and more! Treat yourself to sampling of local wineries and breweries, and the farmto-table Steak Dinner featuring 44 Farms Ribeyes under a lighted tent on the square! Music and entertainment all day with KCD Band, and others. End the night with live music and a street dance! Visit www.cameron-tx.com for updates & more events, or call (254) 697-4979. (CAMERON)

October 24

Fall-O-Ween Festival

The Copperas Cove Fall-O-Ween Festival is our most popular event! It will take place on Saturday October 19th in City Park (1206 W. Avenue B. Copperas Cove, TX 76522) from 4 – 9 pm. This great festival provides a safe place for all our little ghouls and goblins to go enjoy games and go trick-or-treating! There will be bouncers, a petting zoo, pony rides, a pop-up farmers market, food trucks and much more! It’s guaranteed to be a fun filled evening for the whole family! (COPPERAS COVE)

November 14 - 15

December 4

Fort Hood Spouses’ Club Holiday Bazaar

Holiday Under the Stars

The Bazaar features close to 100 Arts & Crafts Vendors, professional pictures with Santa, Outdoor Food Vendors and the Holiday Cafe featuring wonderful holiday treats and much more. www.forthoodspousesclub.org (KILLEEN)

December 3 Cameron Christmas Parade

Kick December off right with the “Best Parade in Central Texas”! Come to the downtown square of Cameron on first Thursday of the month with the Chamber’s annual Christmas celebration, this year’s theme being “Christ at the Movies!” Bring the whole family and enjoy our street vendors showcasing arts & crafts, snacks and hot cocoa, sing Christmas carols, then settle in to watch floats designed by our wonderful local businesses and organizations, decked out in Christmas Cheer and the featured theme! Last year we had over 70 entries! Get your photo taken with Santa at the Old Town Cameron Railroad Museum! Stay to hear the winning float announced and get into the holiday spirit! Visit www.cameron-tx.com for updates & more events, or call (254) 697-4979. (CAMERON)

December 3 - 6

26th Downtown Christmas Bazaar / Krist Kindl Markt and Parade

The first weekend in December we will host the 26th Krist Kindl Markt. The Markt welcomes shoppers looking for those last minute Christmas gifts and boasts great food and entertainment for all to enjoy. Also on Saturday, Ave. D is lined with spectators watching the Christmas Parade. Join us for a great weekend! Call (254) 547-7571 for more information or visit our website www.copperascove.com (COPPERAS COVE)

“It’s beginning to look like Christmas” with thousands of twinkling lights, reindeer and good ole Saint Nick. Enjoy a Christmas Movie, live reindeer and lighting of the 50-foot silhouette Christmas tree at the Killeen Community Center and Arts & Activities Center. Sip hot chocolate, and sing all your favorite holiday tunes with local choir groups, then return to enjoy the Jingle Bell Run in downtown Killeen. (254) 501-8889. www.killeentexas.gov or https://www.facebook.com/ KilleenTexas/ (KILLEEN)

December 4 & 5

Christmas on the Chisholm Trail

Celebrate Christmas on the Chisholm Trail in historic Downtown Belton. The festivities kickoff with live music, food trucks, Movie on the Square, and a tree lighting on Friday, Dec. 4 (6-9 p.m.). Beginning at noon on Saturday 200 vendors take over the streets with Santa and Mrs. Claus, live music, a Kids Zone with inflatables, and fire trucks and police cars. At 6 p.m. there is a parade down Penelope Street (BELTON)

www.FestivalsOfTexas.us

December 11 Frost Fest

Santa is coming to Frost Fest… On the 2nd Friday of December Harker Heights celebrates the Holidays with this wonderful event. Filled with Christmas Carols, Holiday Deals, Holiday Farmers Market, Ice Skating and so much more. For more information please contact (254) 953-5493 or visit www.hhchamber.com. (HARKER HEIGHTS)

December 12 2020 Frosted Mug Run

The Mug Run is a timed 5K, on December 12, open to runners of all levels and to Craft Beer lovers everywhere! Post race celebration features Texas Craft Beer, Music and food trucks. Learn more at www.hhchamber.com (HARKER HEIGHTS)

December 12 58th Annual Killeen Christmas Parade

Christmas parade in Historic Downtown Killeen. (254) 501-8889. To see more Killeen Events & Festivals, go to: www.killeentexas.gov/KPR or https://www.facebook.com/KilleenTexas/ (KILLEEN)


June 27 - July 4

96th Annual 4th of July Celebration and PRCA Rodeo

This historic week long celebration includes the Downtown Street Party, PRCA Rodeo, Parade, Festival on Nolan Creek, Carnival, and Backyard Party at Schoepf’s BBQ with Concert & Fireworks! Belton is recognized as one of the top ten places to celebrate the 4th of July by USA Today. For more information, visit BeltonChamber.com (BELTON)

July 4

2020 July 4th Fireworks Celebration

Come join us to celebrate the 4th of July in downtown Cameron! Activities will include games for the children and adults, pie eating contest, food trucks, vendors, Open Mic Session for all you talented singers and entertainers, Horseshoe & Washer, and free live music! Fireworks will start around dusk in downtown Cameron on the square! Visit www.cameron-tx.com for updates & more events, or call 254-697-4979. (CAMERON)

August 22

Food Truck Festival

The Copperas Cove Food Truck Festival will take place on Saturday August 22nd in City Park (1206 W. Avenue B. Copperas Cove, TX 76522). We are kicking off the Festival with a 5K Fun Run/Walk. Some of our areas finest gourmet food trucks will be battling it out in a Food Truck Competition! There will also be a kid zone, yard games, a pop up farmers market, beer, wine and live music! Stay tuned for more details as we post them on our Facebook page - Copperas Cove Tourism and Events! (COPPERAS COVE)

September 12

October 24

Harker Heights Food, Wine & Brew Festival

Harker Heights Chamber of Commerce invites you to the Annual Food, Wine & Brew Fest on September 12, 2020, presented by H-E-B. This festival is family friendly. Bring everyone to enjoy Live Music, Culinary Chefs, Food Vendors, Artist, Breweries, Texas Wineries, Parings, Tastings and much more. For more information please contact the Harker Heights Chamber of Commerce at (254) 699-4999 or visit www.hhfoodandwine.com (HARKER HEIGHTS)

September 19

Spurfest/Car Show/ Gospel Jubilee

Downtown Gatesville comes to life with a celebration of our frontier and cowboy heritage at the Coryell Museum and Historical Center’s annual Spurfest, featuring live performances, demonstrations and hands on activities for all ages. Hundreds of classic and custom cars take over the downtown streets at the 34th annual Cruizin Cruizers car show. The Texas Hill Country Gospel Jubilee in the downtown City Auditorium will feature gospel groups from all over Texas throughout the day. Admission to all of the day’s events is free. www.VisitGatesvilleTX.com (GATESVILLE)

September 25 - 26

4th Annual Belton’s Bacon, Blues and Brews Festival

The Festival will begin on Friday 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM with a Kickoff Party featuring Blues Bands, Food Trucks and Breweries. On Saturday, the “B4 Festival” will resume noon to 7pm with Blues Bands, Breweries, and Food Trucks competing with bacon-inspired dishes. For more information www.seebelton.com (BELTON)

Annual Steak, Stein & Wine Fest

Mark your calendars and join us for our annual Steak, Stein & Wine Fest! Enjoy a day on the historic downtown square, perusing local featured artists, hand-crafted items, antiques & collectibles, and shop the downtown retail district. New this year is a 5K Steak, Stein & Wine Run! Visit our three historical museums and Old Town Cameron Railroad Museum for fun activities and speakers. Noon to 2PM come enjoy the “Taste of Steaks” in our steak flights tasting of various cuts of 44 Farms beef. Explore the Classic Car Show, Games for the entire family, Giant Jenga, Corn Hole Tournament, Kube, Washers Tournament, and more! Treat yourself to sampling of local wineries and breweries, and the farmto-table Steak Dinner featuring 44 Farms Ribeyes under a lighted tent on the square! Music and entertainment all day with KCD Band, and others. End the night with live music and a street dance! Visit www.cameron-tx.com for updates & more events, or call (254) 697-4979. (CAMERON)

October 24

Fall-O-Ween Festival

The Copperas Cove Fall-O-Ween Festival is our most popular event! It will take place on Saturday October 19th in City Park (1206 W. Avenue B. Copperas Cove, TX 76522) from 4 – 9 pm. This great festival provides a safe place for all our little ghouls and goblins to go enjoy games and go trick-or-treating! There will be bouncers, a petting zoo, pony rides, a pop-up farmers market, food trucks and much more! It’s guaranteed to be a fun filled evening for the whole family! (COPPERAS COVE)

November 14 - 15

December 4

Fort Hood Spouses’ Club Holiday Bazaar

Holiday Under the Stars

The Bazaar features close to 100 Arts & Crafts Vendors, professional pictures with Santa, Outdoor Food Vendors and the Holiday Cafe featuring wonderful holiday treats and much more. www.forthoodspousesclub.org (KILLEEN)

December 3 Cameron Christmas Parade

Kick December off right with the “Best Parade in Central Texas”! Come to the downtown square of Cameron on first Thursday of the month with the Chamber’s annual Christmas celebration, this year’s theme being “Christ at the Movies!” Bring the whole family and enjoy our street vendors showcasing arts & crafts, snacks and hot cocoa, sing Christmas carols, then settle in to watch floats designed by our wonderful local businesses and organizations, decked out in Christmas Cheer and the featured theme! Last year we had over 70 entries! Get your photo taken with Santa at the Old Town Cameron Railroad Museum! Stay to hear the winning float announced and get into the holiday spirit! Visit www.cameron-tx.com for updates & more events, or call (254) 697-4979. (CAMERON)

December 3 - 6

26th Downtown Christmas Bazaar / Krist Kindl Markt and Parade

The first weekend in December we will host the 26th Krist Kindl Markt. The Markt welcomes shoppers looking for those last minute Christmas gifts and boasts great food and entertainment for all to enjoy. Also on Saturday, Ave. D is lined with spectators watching the Christmas Parade. Join us for a great weekend! Call (254) 547-7571 for more information or visit our website www.copperascove.com (COPPERAS COVE)

“It’s beginning to look like Christmas” with thousands of twinkling lights, reindeer and good ole Saint Nick. Enjoy a Christmas Movie, live reindeer and lighting of the 50-foot silhouette Christmas tree at the Killeen Community Center and Arts & Activities Center. Sip hot chocolate, and sing all your favorite holiday tunes with local choir groups, then return to enjoy the Jingle Bell Run in downtown Killeen. (254) 501-8889. www.killeentexas.gov or https://www.facebook.com/ KilleenTexas/ (KILLEEN)

December 4 & 5

Christmas on the Chisholm Trail

Celebrate Christmas on the Chisholm Trail in historic Downtown Belton. The festivities kickoff with live music, food trucks, Movie on the Square, and a tree lighting on Friday, Dec. 4 (6-9 p.m.). Beginning at noon on Saturday 200 vendors take over the streets with Santa and Mrs. Claus, live music, a Kids Zone with inflatables, and fire trucks and police cars. At 6 p.m. there is a parade down Penelope Street (BELTON)

www.FestivalsOfTexas.us

December 11 Frost Fest

Santa is coming to Frost Fest… On the 2nd Friday of December Harker Heights celebrates the Holidays with this wonderful event. Filled with Christmas Carols, Holiday Deals, Holiday Farmers Market, Ice Skating and so much more. For more information please contact (254) 953-5493 or visit www.hhchamber.com. (HARKER HEIGHTS)

December 12 2020 Frosted Mug Run

The Mug Run is a timed 5K, on December 12, open to runners of all levels and to Craft Beer lovers everywhere! Post race celebration features Texas Craft Beer, Music and food trucks. Learn more at www.hhchamber.com (HARKER HEIGHTS)

December 12 58th Annual Killeen Christmas Parade

Christmas parade in Historic Downtown Killeen. (254) 501-8889. To see more Killeen Events & Festivals, go to: www.killeentexas.gov/KPR or https://www.facebook.com/KilleenTexas/ (KILLEEN)


Welcome to the Festivals of Central Texas! Annual showcase of great regional events. Contact the Area Event Partners for more information, including lodging, dining, group tours, to enhance your overall travel experience. Thank you for your interests in Central Texas!

Where the FUN Begins!

Visit Us For Additional Event Information! City of Belton Tourism

412 East Central Ave. / P.O. Box 120, Belton, Texas 76513 (254) 933-5849 JGarrett@BeltonTexas.Gov

www.BeltonTexas.Gov

Cameron Area Chamber of Commerce

102 East 1st / P.O. Box 432, Cameron, Texas 76520 Phone: (254) 697-4979 • Fax: (254) 697-2345 Chamber@Cameron-TX.com

www.Cameron-TX.com

Copperas Cove Chamber of Commerce & CVB 204 E. Robertson Ave., Copperas Cove, Texas 76522 (254) 547-7571 Chamber@CopperasCove.com

www.CopperasCove.com

City of Gatesville Convention & Visitors Bureau www.VisitGatesvilleTX.com

Harker Heights Chamber of Commerce 552 E. FM 2410, Suite B, Harker Heights, Texas 76548 Phone: (254) 699-4999 • Fax: (254) 699-5194 Chamber@HHChamber.com

www.HHChamber.com

903-729-5663 www.ChamberBuilders.com www.Tourism-Tools.com www.Facebook.com/RichardsonMedia © Copyright, February 2020

May 2

Run Central Texas

The Copperas Cove Chamber of Commerce Instituted Run Central Texas program to attract runners from all across Texas and surrounding states. The run events are chip timed and are a part of the Centex Races Series. Call (254) 547-7571 for more information or visit our website at www.copperascove.com (COPPERAS COVE)

April 4

110 N. 8th Street Gatesville, TX 76528 Phone: (254) 499-0102 cheri.shepherd@ci.gateville.tx.us

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Killeen Civic & Conference Center & CVB 3601 S. W. S. Young Drive, Killeen, Texas 76542 Phone: (254) 501-3888 Info@VisitKilleen.com

www.VisitKilleen.com

May 14 - 16

Junk & Disorderly Market & City-Wide Garage Sales

73rd Annual Rodeo Killeen

Find antiques, collectibles, crafts and unique items at the Junk & Disorderly Vendor Market at the Gatesville Civic Center and at dozens of sales throughout the town, offering shoppers a full day of treasure hunting. Vendor applications and shopping information available at www.VisitGatesvilleTX.com. (GATESVILLE)

May 7 - October 24

Spring Fest Harker Heights

Farmers Market

An Annual Community Gathering. Join us April 4th at the Harker Heights Carl Levin Park to celebrate the beginning of Spring with family-friendly activities, exhibitors, food vendors, artists and a Duck Race. General Admission is FREE and open to the public. For more information please contact (254) 699-4999 or visit www.hhchamber.com. (HARKER HEIGHTS)

April 25

Celebrate Killeen

Celebrate Killeen is an annual festival celebrating the culture and connection of the city of Killeen. Family fun includes, a Step Competition, Killeen Rocks, Senior Fun Zone, Food Trucks, Musical Performances, Car Show, Carnival, Children’s Fun Zone, Arts and Crafts and much more. (KILLEEN)

The Copperas Cove Farmers Market will take place every Thursday in our new City Park Parking Lot (1206 W. Avenue B. Copperas Cove, TX 76552) from 4 pm to 7pm starting May 2nd with the market ending on October 31st. Come on out and meet our local farmers, vendors and community groups! (COPPERAS COVE)

May 14 - 17

40th Annual Rabbit Fest

Join the Copperas Cove Chamber of Commerce as it presents the 40th Annual Rabbit Fest, May 14th - 17th, 2020 at Copperas Cove’s City Park. Over 20,000 people attend this festival which offers food and craft vendors, carnival rides, live entertainment, and much more. Don’t forget the Rabbit Fest Parade on Saturday morning, May 16th. Treat the entire family to a weekend of food, fun, and entertainment. Call (254) 547-7571 for more information or visit our  websites at www.copperascove.com or www.rabbitfest.com. (COPPERAS COVE)

Come celebrate our community, our heritage, and our heroes, with one of the largest pay-outs in Texas, attracting some of the country’s top cowboys, cowgirls, bullfighters, and livestock! Be awed with a performance by our own 1st Cavalry Association Horse Detachment! Expect awesome entertainment, incredible athletes and sumptuous “Cowboy Camp” vittles. Special guests include top notch entertainers, national champions, and especially, our home-town Fort Hood heroes! Go to www.VisitKilleen.com for more details and more fun! (254) 501-3888 (KILLEEN)

May 16 - 17

Epically Geeky Expo

On the campus of Central Texas College in Killeen. Epically Geeky Expo is a convention featuring activities targeting adults and youth interested in science fiction, fantasy, super heroes, video games and other technology-related fields. Activities will include video game tournaments, costume contests, movie screenings, interactive video game demonstrations, presentations and entertainment by local groups and companies, vendor booths and a silent auction. All proceeds for the event will benefit scholarships through the Central Texas College Foundation. For more information, visit http://www.egx. ctcd.edu/ or Facebook.com/ctcgeek (KILLEEN)

June 6

Gatesville Shivaree

This downtown festival includes the Up in Smoke IBCA BBQ Cook-off, Jeep Show, kid’s area, entertainment, market vendors, food trucks and more throughout the day. The event is topped off by an evening concert featuring Ryan Turner, Reed Southall and The Great Divide on the courthouse square. www.GatesvilleShivaree.com(GATESVILLE)

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2020 Festivals of Central Texas - Where FUN BEGINS!  

Festivals of Central Texas Guide is an annual publication listing events and attractions located in the Central Texas area. Please contact t...

2020 Festivals of Central Texas - Where FUN BEGINS!  

Festivals of Central Texas Guide is an annual publication listing events and attractions located in the Central Texas area. Please contact t...