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Texas Festivals - February

Here are some of the top festivals and annualy events in Texas during this month. Click on a link to go to the event's homepage or another source of information. Return to the Texas Festivals homepage for more, or to suggest an addition to this page.

Brownsville - Charro Days
The call it the "best homegrown, international celebration in the United States." Who are we to argue? Charro Days celebrates the Mexican influences and culture present in Brownsville. Enjoy traditional mariachis, modern Tejano swing and regional Mexican dances.

Fort Worth - Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo
One of the largest events of its kind in the U.S., it's a 3-week-long extravaganza featuring dozens of rodeo performances and dozens of great musicians performing. It usually starts in mid-January and lasts into early February. If you're in Fort Worth at this time of year, it's a must-see.

Galveston - Mardi Gras
Bet you didn't know that the first Mardi Gras celebration in the U.S. was held in Galveston. The island town's reborn Mardi Gras grows every year, with more than half a million visitors now coming for the celebration. Lasts 12 days in mid-month.

Houston - Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo
A 3-week-long stock show and rodeo, with top-tier music acts performing every evening. The music acts range from country to rock to rap and R&B.

Laredo - Washington's Birthday Celebration
It's not just celebrated on Washington's Birthday. It's a 17-day-long series of events - parades, pageants, concerts, carnivals, children's games and lots and lots of food.

Port Aransas - Celebration of Whooping Cranes and Other Birds
This annual birdfest is usually held late in the month featuring renowned speakers, birding excursions by boat and bus, nature photography workshops, tours of the Animal Rehabilitation Keep at the University of Texas Marine Science Institute, birding field trips and a nature-related trade show. Info: (800) 45-COAST.

San Angelo - San Angelo Stock Show and Rodeo
Running from mid-February to late-February, this stock show and rodeo doesn't have the name musical entertainers like some others, but it has great rodeo performances, stock show contests and auctions, carnival rides and more.

San Antonio - San Antonio Livestock Show and Rodeo
Another of the biggies in Texas, with a great lineup of musical acts and three weeks of stock show and rodeo performances.

Washington - Texas Independence Day Celebration
Celebrate the birth of the Lone Star State at the birthplace of Texas, Washington-on-the-Brazos State Historical Park. The event features living history re-enactors, historic demonstrations, crafts, music, food and a viewing of the original Declaration of Independence. Admission is free.

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