Summer has a funny way of sneaking past is in a blimp. Don’t let it slip right on by without enjoying some of Waco’s great summertime classics! Here are August’s 7 major Waco events that you won’t want to miss!

First Friday

First Friday is back again stocked full with awesome activities, discounts, and deals all around the downtown corridor. Grab some friends after work and go explore some of Waco’s newest restaurants, bars, and boutiques. Jump in a couple rounds of trivia night, enjoy some appetizers while walking around a boutique or two and finish the night up with some great music and discounts at local wineries and bartops.

Aug 3rd @ 5 PM | Downtown Waco | More Info

Tax-Free Weekend

Not necessarily a Waco-only event, but Tax-Free Weekend is something everyone can get pumped about. Specialty items are tax-free over the weekend of Aug 10th to 12th so stock up on needed school supplies, clothes, and footwear to get primed and ready for the fall/winter season. You don’t have to be a student to enjoy new apparel and office supplies.

Aug 10th to 12th | Everywhere | More Info

Brotherwell Brewing Tap Take Over

The boys at Brotherwell will be taking over the taps at Barnetts Public House on Aug 18th and 19th to celebrate the return of summer travelers and to party before the school year begins. Whether you’re a student or not, we can all enjoy a delicious beer or two and if you’ve never met the owner’s of Brotherwell we encourage you to swing by and introduce yourself—those guys are studs. There will be pint and stein specials all day and night for people to enjoy!

Aug 18 @ 2 PM | Barnetts Public House | More Info

The Kickback

The crew at Pinewood Coffee Bar and Odd House Entertainment are partnering up to host a neighborhood kickback with BYOP (bring your own picnic), live music, and lots of games. Invite your friends and bring the biggest outdoor blanket you’ve got for a great night of fun.

Aug 24th @ 8 PM | Pinewood Coffee Bar | More Info

Margarita and Salsa Festival

Nothing signifies the end of summer quite like the Margarita and Salsa Festival. Baylor students will have found their way back to town and the rest of the community will be joining them for a night of fantastic music, delicious food, and plenty of country music. If you’ve never been to this event in year’s past, mark this down on your calendar as a must do.

Aug 25th @ 6 PM | Extraco Convention Center | More Info

Honest Kitchen Lunch Preview

The much anticipated Honest Kitchen is hosting a ticketed lunch preview event at Cultivate 7Twelve featuring their upcoming menu for launch. Get a first taste and some delicious beer to combo one of the most anticipated restaurants opening in 2018.

Aug 29th @ 6:30 PM | Cultivate 7Twelve | More Info

Thomas Csorba

Thomas Csorba is back and the tickets are going to sell fast. One of Waco’s rising musicians is partnering up again with Balcones Distilling to put on another great show for those lucky enough to purchase a seat in time. Tickets start at $12 and get you access to a night of great music and even better whisky, so don’t miss out!

Aug 30th @ 7 PM | Balcones Distilling | More Info


September Sneak Peek- Baylor Football v. Abilene Christian University

Due to the weird calendar layout, our major events article for September wouldn’t come out until after the first weekend of the month- So, we’ve got a little bonus for you this month. Don’t miss out on Baylor football’s opening game against ACU on Saturday, September 1st at 7 PM. #Trusttheprocess

Sep 1st @ 7 PM | McLane Stadium | More Info


Summer is coming to an end so get out there and enjoy it before the seasons change. And if you haven’t already, make sure you’ve completed our Waco Summer Bucket List before it’s too late!