Happy April, Wacotown! There are a ton of major events in Waco this April so get pumped and get out there.

First Friday

Our monthly classic is back and better than ever. Start the month off right by spending the night downtown and enjoying the great weather. Swing by the Hippodrome for trivia night starting at 6 pm or make your way over to Balcones and check out their “April showers bring whisky sours” special.

4/6 @ 5 pm, Downtown Waco | More Info

Stompfest

A developing Baylor classic, expand your horizon, venture over to Baylor’s Waco Hall, and cheer on your favorite group in Baylor’s annual Stompfest.

4/6 @ 7:20 pm, Waco Hall | More Info

District 4 Cleanup/Steppin’ Out

Another Baylor classic but this time with a little twist. Students will be joining locals in the District 4 area to help clean up our downtown area. Sign up to volunteer and keep Waco beautiful!

4/7 @ 10:30 am, Downtown Waco | More Info

Art on Elm

Take a trip across the suspension bridge and go celebrate the arts! There will be a ton of beautiful art, boutique pop-ups, and delicious treats to explore. And potentially best of all, Brotherwell Brewing is open for business so if you haven’t sampled their beer yet, you now have the perfect opportunity.

4/7 @ 10 am, Elm Avenue | More Info

Heart of Texas Airshow

If you’ve never been out to the air show, this is a must. This year is extra special since we will have the Blue Angels present (really really fast, awesome planes) so you know it’s going to be a great time.

4/7 @ 10 am, TSTC Waco Airport | More Info

Luna Juice Grand Opening

One of our favorite trucks is going brick and mortar! Join Luna Juice as they celebrate their grand opening at their new uptown location. They have all types of music, giveaways and mocktails planned so definitely swing by and show them some love.

4/7 @ 9 am, 1516 Austin Ave | More Info

Common Grounds Spring Market

There’s nothing better than a good market and Common Ground’s Spring Market never disappoints. Swing by, grab a coffee and meander through the market to see some awesome local goods and products made by our very own people.

4/8 @ 1 pm, Common Grounds Waco | More Info

Trivia and Barbecue Hosted by Rydell

What better way to Harold in warmer weather than with trivia, barbecue and beer? Rydell Real Estate is hosting a trivia night and barbecue event at Uptown’s favorite coffee shop, Pinewood Roasters. Barbecue is provided by one of our favorite newcomer’s, Helberg Barbecue, and the event is BYOB. Additionally, the first 25 people get free barbecue. Our team may have had a few samples a week or so ago of the food and dang… you need to try this stuff out. We will see you there.

4/13 @ 7 pm, Pinewood Roasters | More Info

Lazy River Opening Day at BSR

Arguably a bigger deal than Opening Day for the MLB, BSR is the perfect destination for a springtime Saturday. If you’ve never been out there, you need to make this a priority. If you’re a bit of an adrenaline junky, we recommend taking a spin on the Royal Flush as well.

4/13 | More Info

WHR Farm Day 2018

World Hunger Relief is definitely one of the great hidden gems in our city. This is an awesome way to spend the day enjoying locally sourced produce, goods, and more. Additionally, there are plenty of adorable animals for the kiddos (or yourself) and plenty of great music and activities to make the trip out there worth it.

4/14 @ 10 am, World Hunger Relief | More Info

Rootstock

Located right in downtown and back for its third year, the Rootstock festival is a perfect event for anyone interested in learning more about wine or simply just enjoying the taste. The event will feature 16 Texas-based wineries as well as plenty of great music, food, and games to fill your day.

4/14 @ 12 pm, Indian Spring Park | More Info

Dia Del Oso

Baylor is bumping this month and it keeps on going with the ever so famous “Day of the Bear”. Students will be everywhere enjoying the great weather and even better times, but for us locals, there tend to be some great concerts around town and on campus that coincide with the event if you’re interested in making your way to campus.

4/17 @ 8 am, Baylor Campus | More Info

Brazos Nights

Brazos Nights are back and better than ever! Bring a lawn chair, enjoy some amazing local food trucks and even more artisan music. This is a big draw for the local crowd and the view of sunset by the suspension bridge is the best.

4/20 @ 7 pm, Waco Suspension Bridge | More Info

Green & Gold Weekend/Spring Game

Cheer on the bears over Baylor’s action-packed Green & Gold Weekend and conveniently well-timed Baylor Football Spring Game. This is the perfect thing to get you excited for the upcoming season and to enjoy the coming summer weather.

4/21 @ 12 pm, McLane Stadium | More Info

Fly Fishing Film Tour

This one’s been popping up on our social feeds for a while now and honestly, looks pretty cool. Sponsored by many of our favorite local businesses, this film fest will take you inside the global passion and craft of fishing and everything else that comes with it. There will be dinner and drinks to complement the night and looks overall like a great time.

4/21 @ 4 pm, Waco Hippodrome | More Info

Josh Abbott Band at the Backyard

The Backyard is at it again with another great artist coming to town this April. Josh Abbott Band will be playing on the 21st, concert starts at 7pm.

4/21 @ 7 pm, Backyard Bar & Grill | More Info

Wild Torch- Jesus Said Love

It’s hard to begin to even try and write down everything this event puts on. But let’s just sum it up in delicious food and drinks, amazing entertainment and a phenomenal cause. If you haven’t been over the past few years, you should definitely check this one out.

4/23, Waco Hippodrome | More Info

Movie Screening of “Neat: The Story of Bourbon” at Balcones

Held in combo with the Waco Whisky Club, this private screening of the movie Neat is a great evening event for anyone wanting to start learning more about the craft behind bourbon. Drinks and snacks will be available during the event.

4/24 @ 6 pm, Balcones Distilling | More Info

1st Annual Block Party & Music Festival by Pinewood Roasters

This is a big one. Uptown’s first block party and music festival all in one hosted by Pinewood Roasters. There will be food trucks, live music from all across Texas, beer, coffee, cornhole and much much more. Go ahead and just mark this one in your calendars.

4/27 @ 2 pm, Pinewood Roasters | More Info

I Love Waco Day

Keep the block parties coming with I Love Waco Day! Hosted by Campustown and Baylor Student Government, this event will be a block party over by downtown’s newest co-working space WacoWorks. There will be food trucks, lawn games, movies, vendors, and plenty of other goodies. You’ll additionally get a first look at the new co-working space and everything else developing over on the Columbus block so this is a definite must do.

4/28, WacoWorks

King Kaleidoscope at CG

And last but not least, King Kaleidoscope is returning to Waco for another great concert at Common Grounds! Tickets for this bad boy are probably selling pretty fast so grab them while you can.

4/29 @ 8 pm, Common Grounds Waco | More Info


It’s starting to get difficult to keep up with everything going on in town. Keep up the good work, Wacotown.