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Observations, Reflections and Miscellany from the Wacoan

Top 10 Things to do in Waco

April 29 - May 2

2 weeks ago

By Essie Klausmeyer & Rachel Love

Kick off May in style this #WacoWeekend! Sip wine and shop at Sironia, catch a modern musical theatre performance, or celebrate with a good old-fashioned crawfish boil. This weekend is full of great events to get out and enjoy. Follow us on social media (@Wacoan) to keep up with events, giveaways, and more.

Sip and Shop, April 29

This Thursday, Sironia is hosting Sip and Shop for ladies to enjoy drinks, snacks, and giveaways while browsing through dozens of new vendors. Giveaways include spa certificates, gorgeous clothes, and hundreds of dollars worth of gift cards. You won’t want to miss this! Check out Sironia here.

Growing Pens, April 29

Join Cultivate 7Twelve in welcoming the Collide Creative community as they showcase their Growing Pens visual artists. Take in the beautiful art at the gallery from 6-8 p.m. this Thursday. To learn more, click here.

Yappy Hour, April 29

Looking for a new addition to the family? Join the Humane Society and Southern Roots Brewing Company to meet friendly dogs looking for their new homes! Learn about opportunities to adopt, foster or support these pups while enjoying freshly poured brews from 6 to 8 p.m. this Thursday. For more information, click here.

Crawfish Boil, April 30

Crawfish. Live music. Cold craft beer. What more could you be looking for this weekend? Join Southern Roots Brewing Company at 4 p.m. for this crawfish boil featuring a live performance by Larissa Boyd. Tickets are $9.99 and include a full plate of crawfish, potatoes, and corn. Click here to learn more.

The Last 5 Years, April 30 – May 2

Catch this modern musical by Jason Robert Brown and follow the life of a struggling actress and her novelist partner as they navigate the difficulties of marriage. Waco Civic Theatre presents this show at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday or 2:30 p.m. on Sunday. Find your tickets here!

Baylor Softball, April 30 – May 2

Catch some sun this weekend, and show your support for Baylor softball as they take on Kansas this weekend at Getterman Stadium. Game times vary, and tickets start at $5. Check out the team’s full schedule here.

Mother & Daughter Brunch, May 1

Calling all mother-daughter duos for a sweet Saturday brunch! Enjoy Nightlight Doughnuts, Pop’s Lemonade, face painting, crafts and more from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at The Pavilion at the Carleen Bright Arboretum. Tickets are $30 for adults and $20 for kids. For more information, click here.

The Edison Marketplace, May 1

Kick off May at The Edison and support local food, pastry and craft vendors at the market. This monthly market will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for you to come and shop! To learn more, click here.

Kid Zoobilee, May 1

Bring the whole family out for some fun at the zoo! From train rides, rock climbing, zip lines and a mechanical bull, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Food will be available for purchase from Dubl-R Burgers and High5 Hotdogs. Tickets are $20 each. To learn more, visit Cameron Park Zoo’s website here.

Waco Downtown Farmers Market, May 1

This Saturday, head to the farmers market and stock up on all your fresh, local goods! Grab a jar of local honey, a carton of farm fresh eggs, or even a bouquet of flowers grown right here in Waco. The market is open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday. Click here for more details.

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