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'Texas' Outdoor Musical

See the history of Texas come alive in the outdoor amphitheater with the colorful walls of the Grand Canyon of Texas as the backdrop. Tue.-Sun., Aug. 1-16.

Palo Duro Canyon State Park, Canyon

www.texas-show.com

'Texas,' an outdoor musical

Start with the optional chuckwagon dinner and then see the story of Texas unfold on stage with the colorful canyon walls as a backdrop. Tues.-Sun., May 31-Aug. 16.

Palo Duro Canyon State Park, Canyon

www.texas-show.com

Balcones Heights Jazz Festival

The Friday evening concert series features acclaimed artists under the stars. Fridays, 7pm, through Aug. 1. Free.

Amphitheater at Wonderland of the Americas, San Antonio

www.reachfortheheights.org

Bastrop Homecoming and Rodeo

Since 1947, the event has beckoned friends to discover the fun of food, games, dancing, and the rodeo. Fri.-Sat., Aug. 1-2.

Bastrop, 512/303/0558

www.bastrophomecomingrodeo.org

Great TexasBalloon Race and U.S. National Championships

One of the largest concentrations of balloonists in the nation happens with plenty of side events to keep visitors busy from dawn to after dark. Fri.-Sun., Aug. 1-3.

Longview, 903/753-3281

www.greattexasballoonrace.com

Open House

Visit with the artist and see more than 100 large scale sculptures by national and international artists. Fri.-Sun., Aug. 1-3, 10am-6pm. Free.

The Benini Studio and Sculpture Ranch, Johnson City

www.sculptureranch.com

San Antonio Film Festival

Dozens of films will screen along with panel discussions, workshops, and celebrity interviews. Fri.-Sun., Aug. 1-3.

San Antonio, 210/885-5888

www.safilm.com

Schulenburg Festival

There will be continuous music while everyone enjoys cow patty bingo, cow chip tossing, barbecue, kolches, and cooling off in the biergarten. Fri.-Sun., Aug. 1-3.

Wolters Park, Schulenburg

www.schulenburgfestival.org

Shakespeare at Winedale

Students present three of the Bard’s plays in the historic setting at this summer tradition. Thu.-Sun., July 17-Aug. 10.

Winedale Theatre Barn, Round Top

www.shakespeare-winedale.org

Shakespeare Under the Stars

Middle and high school students present Richard III at the outdoor theater. Thu.-Sat., July 31-Aug. 9, 8:30pm.

Emily Ann Theatre, Wimberley

www.emilyann.org