ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Things to Do in Texas During February

Updated on January 27, 2013
Source

Even when the weather is dreary, there's always something to do in the Lone Star State

People looking for exciting or interesting festivals, exhibits and other celebrations will have lots to choose from if they visit the state of Texas during February. Each year there are dozens of events that provide entertainment for hobbyists of all sorts, and many of them are great fun for the whole family. Read on for a list of the some of the hottest events, with a few side trips you might wish to make while you are visiting.

Source

Washington's Birthday Celebration - Laredo

It may not be a nationally recognized federal holiday anymore, but in Laredo, Texas, Washington's Birthday Celebration is still a highly anticipated event. The festivities kick off in late January with a Commander's Reception, a media event that offers sneak peaks to the events to come. There are dozens of events planned for the 2013 festival, including the following:

  • Border Beer Fest
  • Taste of Laredo
  • Boys & Girls Club of Laredo
    Wine Tasting Gala
  • American Historical Theatre George Washington
    Performance
  • Comedy Jam for George
  • Founding Fathers’ 5K Fun Run
  • Princess Pocahontas Pageant
    and Ball

There are special events for children, including a children's beauty pageant, a carnival, and several parades. The festival ends the fourth week of February with a spectacular fireworks display.

Mardi Gras beads
Mardi Gras beads | Source

Mardi Gras Celebrations - Several places

New Orleans is not the only city that knows how to celebrate Mardi Gras. There are several rousing tributes to Fat Tuesday throughout the state of Texas.

Southest Texas Mardi Gras - Held the weekend of Mardi Gras in Port Arthur, Texas, this four-day celebration features concerts, a bird show, a motorcycle showcase, anmal shows and parades every day.

Mardi Gras, Texas Style - Dallas serves up rocking Mardi Gras celebrations with this one-day music festival, which features 28 different bands performing on five stages.

Mardi Gras! Galveston! - This is the biggest and most exciting Mardi Gras celebration in the state. During 2013 it runs February 1 - 16. Events include parades, balcony parties, fancy dress balls, laser light shows and live bands.

Fasching Fredericksburg - Fredericksburg offers a week-long celebration, but there are three specific events of particular interest. The fun kicks off on the Saturday before Mardi Gras with the Fest Nacht - a rocking costume ball where revelers compete to see who can come up with the craziest costume or the most outrageous table decorations. The Fasching Ball is a more elegant event, reminiscent of German cabarets in the 1920's. It all culminates in the big carnival, called Fat Tuesday at Lincoln Street.. There's fun for the whole family with clowns, costumes, contests, live music and the crowning of the King and Queen of Mardi Gras.


San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo

If you have a passion for bull-riding or a yen to see some of the best livestock in the Lone Star State, San Antonio has what you are looking for. Over 40,000 visitors per day flock to the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo to enjoy a huge array of different events for members of the whole family. There's over a dozen attractions just designed to teach children about animals, including

  • Petting Zoo
  • Animal Adventures
  • Diary Center
  • Horse Discovery
  • Pony rides
  • Carnival
  • Little Buckaroo Farm
  • Rodeo Wrangler Kids Club

Rodeo visitors may also get the chance to see such name acts as One Republic, Lady Antebellum and Reba McEntire.

Charro Days
Charro Days | Source

Charro Days - Brownsville

Charro Days is an exuberant fiesta takes the place the last week of February in the border town of Brownsville. Founded in 1937 as a way to cheer up the citizens during the Great Depression, this festival revels in the Mexican heritage of Brownsville. Events include a carnival, a golf tournament, Folklorico dancing, musical performances, parades, food sampling and three different parades.







Where to Find February Festivals in Texas

A
Laredo, Texas:
Laredo, TX, USA

get directions

Washington's Birthday Celebration

B
Port Arthur, Texas:
Port Arthur, TX, USA

get directions

Southeast Texas Mardi Gras

C
Dallas, Texas:
Dallas, TX, USA

get directions

Mardi Gras, Texas Style

D
Galveston, Texas:
Galveston, TX, USA

get directions

Mardi Gras - Galveston!

E
Fredericksburg, Texas:
Fredericksburg, TX 78624, USA

get directions

Fasching Fredericksburg

F
San Antonio:
San Antonio, TX, USA

get directions

San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo

G
Brownsville, Texas:
Brownsville, TX, USA

get directions

Charro Days

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)