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Observations, Reflections and Miscellany from the Wacoan

Things to do in Waco this Weekend

July 11-14

3 years ago

By Lauren Wetzel

Things are heating up this weekend with lots of live music, the TriWaco Triathlon and the Magnolia Warehouse Sale! Make sure to tag @wacoan on Instagram and use the hashtag #WacoWeekend to keep us updated on all your weekend adventures.


Through the Weekend

Grab the kids and head to the Mayborn for their Summer in the Design Den program. Kids age 8 and older can create with materials and fabric by embroidering designs and sewing from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 12:30-2:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, and from 1-4 p.m. Saturday.
Do you love Frida Kahlo? The ART Forum of Waco sure does and they are hosting a Frida Kahlo-inspired exhibit with artwork from Brazil, Chile, Mexico, Texas, Venezuela, New Jersey, and New York. Explore the exhibit for yourself from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursday and Friday and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday. Admission cost $5 or $2 for children, and the exhibit is open Wednesdays through Saturdays until Aug. 5.
Home décor enthusiasts, get ready to shop until you drop because the Magnolia Warehouse Sale is back! Go to the ExtraCo Events Center Friday and Saturday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. with your silo sisters and stock up on all the great deals.

Thursday, July 11

Live Music
– Live Music, The Grape, 7 to 9 p.m.
– The Stars Over Texas Jamboree: Oldies Jukebox, Lee Lockwood Library and Museum, 6:45 p.m.
– The Gatlin Brothers, Waco Hippodrome, 7 to 9 p.m.

Friday, July 12

Try your luck at a few hands of Bingo at Batty Bingo at Bare Arms Brewing from 7-9 p.m. This event helps the Cameron Park American Association of Zoo Keepers raise money for Bat Conservation International. For $20, you can have a pint of beer and compete in all 8 bingo games to win some great prizes!
Live Music
– Live Music, The Grape, 7 to 9 p.m.
– Statesboro Revue, The Backyard Bar Stage and Grill, 8:30 to 11 p.m.
– Keep Waco Loud’s Garage Fest, 11001 Tree Lake Drive, 8 p.m.
– The Carpenters Tribute, Waco Hippodrome, 7 to 9 p.m.

Saturday, July 13


Start your morning off right with a visit to the Waco Downtown Farmer’s Market. Peruse the different venders and enjoy all of the wonderful things that the market has to offer from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Join Keep Waco Beautiful as they clean up the Brazos at the Quarterly Brazos River Clean Up. All cleanup materials for volunteers are provided, kayaks and canoes will be available on a first-come/first-serve basis to help get some of the trash out of the river and participants will receive an “Environmental Volunteer” t-shirt. Meet at the Waco Paddle Company Rental Truck off University Parks Drive, roll up your sleeves and get ready to clean from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. To sign up, visit
It may not be cold in Waco, but Barnett’s Public House is hosting Christmas In July benefiting the Boys and Girls Clubs of Waco. Spread Christmas cheer from 3-8 p.m. by bringing a toy to put under the tree for a child in need. Barnett’s will also be donating a portion of their sales to the clubs, so bring a friend and celebrate the season in July.
Live Music
– Aaron Copeland, The Backyard Bar Stage and Grill, 8:30 to 11 p.m.
– Keep Waco Loud’s Garage Fest, 11001 Tree Lake Drive, 8 p.m.
– Ryan Paul Davis, Kissing Tree Vineyards, 6 to 9 p.m.
– T.G. Sheppard, Melody Ranch, 9 to 11:30 p.m.
– Bubba Westly, Smiley’s Country Club, 10 p.m.
– Josh Grider and Drew Kennedy, Waco Hippodrome, 7 to 9 p.m.

Sunday, July 14


Get ready to rumble for the TriWaco Triathlon! Athletes, swim, bike and race your way to the finish line, and for those not participating, come out and cheer the athletes on! The race begins at 6:30 a.m., so wake up bright and early and head to the Waco Suspension Bridge for a fun-filled morning.

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