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Observations, Reflections and Miscellany from the Wacoan

Things to do in Waco this Weekend

July 13-16

5 years ago

By Natalie Burch, Christian Aleman & Allen Miller

To quote one of my favorite movies, “Up!”: “Adventure is out there!” Waco has definitely given us just that this #WacoWeekend. Now that the weekend has kicked off, make sure to keep an eye out because these events are sure to bring you some fun. Let us know what you’re doing this #WacoWeekend by using the hashtag and tagging @WACOAN in your social media posts.

Thursday, July 13

Who doesn’t love the bear that is always searching for honey? The Waco Civic Theatre is presenting “Winnie the Pooh – Kids” tonight at 7 p.m. with subsequent showings at the same time Friday and Saturday evening and the final show Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m. Be sure to take the whole family out to experience a night of adventure with Pooh and his friends!

If you’d like an interactive night with the family, head over to the West Waco Library from 7-8 p.m. for Family Night: Science Fun! You will see a variety of experiments and even join in on some DIY activities to learn about the importance of recycling!

Friday, July 14

Waco has been giving us so many opportunities to go and golf our hearts out this summer and here’s another one! The Sunrise Rotary Golf Classic will be hosted at the Twin Rivers Golf Club. Lunch is served at noon and tee off will be at 1 p.m. So, grab your gear and prepare yourself for a good time and the possibility of winning a trophy.

The Coryell Creek Critters will host its annual BBQ Cook-Off & Festival at Brazos Parking, across from McLane Stadium. Enjoy adult and kid barbecue contests, food trucks, street vendors and auctions. The Brett Hendrix Band will perform Friday, and Midnight Mustangs will perform Saturday. All proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society. Gates open at 5 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. Saturday.

Indulge in your favorite coffee or drink as singer-songwriter Patric Johnston performs at Dichotomy from 8-11 p.m. The Lubbock-born artist plays guitar and piano to accompany his original music described as “raw” and “honest.” Stop on by!

Saturday, July 15

Of course, our tried and true favorite, the Waco Downtown Farmers Market, is happening Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. You can find it at 500 Washington Avenue. Take our advice: this is an event you never want to miss. Strolling from booth to booth and exploring all the local produce and homemade goods is just too relaxing to pass up!

It has returned! Take your Saturday night to the next level by filling it with continuous laughter at Improv Against Humanity, a comedy show for horrible people. Hosted by the Brazos Theatre Group, this show is for mature audiences only. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Improv Against Humanity is BYOB and will have an open snack bar. So you can sit back, relax and try not to fall out of your seats from laughing too hard.

Head to the Texas Sports Hall of Fame to hear from 17 Texas sports writers as part of the inaugural Hall of Fame Book Festival from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Each author will give a presentation, answer questions and sign books. It’s never too late to find new inspiration for your summer reading list!

Sunday, July 16

Get crafty at the Mayborn this Sunday! You can show off your artistic skills (or just your best attempt), and bring the kids too. The Design Den is filled with arts and crafts that will add some extra fun to your museum visit.

Live Music Venues:

•The Grape Wine Bar & Bistro
•The Backyard Bar, Stage and Grill
•Dichotomy Coffee & Spirits
•Valley Mills Vineyards
•Klassy Glass Wine Bar
•Melody Ranch
•Lakeside Tavern

Enjoy this #WacoWeekend, Wacoans! Be sure to check out our online calendar at for even more events and information to explore Waco. We look forward to seeing you back here next week!

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