The Grackle

Observations, Reflections and Miscellany from the Wacoan

Things to do in Waco this Weekend

June 29 - July 2

7 years ago

By Natalie Burch, Brianna Borrego & Christian Aleman

Out with the old and in with the new. This Waco Weekend we are ushering in the month of backyard barbecues, high temperatures and everything that comes along in July. But don’t let the heat get you down Wacoans, there is plenty of things to do around town. Let us know what you’re doing this #WacoWeekend by tagging @Wacoan in your social media posts!

Thursday, June 29

Dichotomy has been serving us a variety of live music to help kick off our weekends. Head over from 7 to 9 p.m. to enjoy a night of music by Taylor Ochs. As a young performer with an old soul, his sound is described as “swampy blues”. What better pair is there than some soothing blues and a hot coffee?

Friday, June 30

Two Dichotomy concerts in a row? Count us in! Grab a drink, grab a partner and enjoy the Wilkinson’s Quartet as they play western swing and blues music from 8 to 10 p.m.

Who knew that shopping for a cause could be so easy? Stop by Charming Charlie at Central Texas Marketplace to support Esther’s Closet, a project by the Cen-Tex African American Chamber of Commerce that helps empower Waco women. Ten percent of the proceeds will go toward this project, so keep shopping!

Enjoy an homage to the Queen of Tejano as Selena the Tribute covers the native Texan’s popular ’90s music. The concert will be held at The Backyard starting at 8:30 p.m. It’s a cultural experience you won’t want to miss!

“This car could be systematic. Hyyydromatic. Ultramatic. Why, it could be greased lightning!” You don’t want to miss out on the classic love story of Sandy and Danny from “Grease” performed by the Waco Children’s Theatre. The play will be at the Lee Lockwood Library and Museum at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday as well as 2 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

Saturday, July 1

Bring the kids out for some basketball fun as former Harlem Globetrotter and Baylor Bear Aundre Branch hosts a basketball camp at the Boys & Girls Club. See your kids improve on shooting, ball-handling and footwork with the sports star and watch them walk out of camp with more confidence. The two-day camp goes from 9 a.m. to noon for ages 9 through 12 and from 1 to 4 p.m. for those 13 and up.

We can’t exclude your favorite Saturday morning ritual from this list. The Waco Downtown Farmers Market is returning to 500 Washington Ave. from 9 a.m. to noon. Grab your fresh produce and sweet treats to start your day off right!

Golf is an ultimate summer activity and even more enjoyable when you know you are playing for a cause. The Garth “Outlaw” Goodwin Benefit Golf Tournament Benefit begins at 1 p.m. at the Lake Waco Golf Club. The entry fee is $100 and this includes a fajita dinner, live music, beer, fireworks and prizes for the golf tournament.

As this weekend helps to lead us into the upcoming Fourth of July festivities, take your friends and family to check out Skate World’s Freedom Skate Night from 7 to 10 p.m. Skate admission is $6 and the skate rentals will be free after 7 p.m. Let’s roll!

Sunday, July 2

It’s that time again — free admission Sunday at the Mayborn! Join in on the educational and intriguing exhibits at the Mayborn Museum from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. From the natural and cultural exhibits to the hands-on activities offered, this event couldn’t get any better unless it was free. Oh wait – it is!

Live music venues include:

• The Grape
• Diamondback’s
• The Backyard Bar, Stage & Grill
• Dichotomy Coffee & Spirits
• Melody Ranch
• Klassy Glass Wine Bar
• Valley Mills Vineyards

Have a wonderful #WacoWeekend and get ready for all of the Fourth of July festivities on Tuesday! Check out for everything you can attend on Independence Day, and more events. We will see you back here next week, Wacoans. Enjoy!