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Top 5 Things to do in Waco this Weekend

July 10-12

2 years ago

By Maddie Lacy

Hello, and happy weekend! Although the TriWaco Triathlon and some other big events have been canceled, you can still get out and do a variety of things, from supporting some local businesses to learning about Waco’s famous mammoths. All of the events below are outdoors and adhere to social distancing guidelines, so make sure to wear a mask and bring some hand sanitizer! If you want some more socially-distanced activities, check the June 11-14 blog at

Find even more events and prepare for next weekend with our events calendar at Be sure to tag us (@Wacoan) on social media and use the #WacoWeekend to let us know what fun things you are up to!


1. Looking to support some of Waco’s small businesses? Check out July Small Business Sunday at Billy’s Barn! It’s free to attend and lasts from 1 to 5 p.m. There will be music, yard games, shopping and food. Find details at this link.

2. As always, be sure to head down to the Farmers Market this Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. This month, they are working towards more sustainable practices and participating in the #plasticfreejuly challenge, so think green! Don’t have any reusable bags? You can order a sustainability bundle through their website. To order some bags or learn more about the Farmer’s Market, follow this link.
3. Want to have an educational weekend? Head down to the Mammoth Site for one of their Pop Up Learning Programs. The programs run daily at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 2 p.m. from the site’s open-air amphitheater. Some program topics include “Our Amazing Sun” and “Missing Pieces: Mammoths and Elephants.” For more information, check their Facebook page.

More Socially Distanced Activities


1. Outdoor walks and runs have become one of my favorite ways to stay active while maintaining social distancing practices! If you want to make your time outside more interesting, the River Trail at Cameron Park now has a ton of fun animal sculptures along the path. Many of the sculptures are also low to the ground so kids can interact with them (some of them can be climbed on- with care, of course). If you want a full trail map, check here.

2. If you want to drive around and see some local art, check out some of the local Murals around Waco! There are a ton of beautiful murals all over the city, and all of them make a perfect picture backdrop. For a list of murals and their locations, follow this link.

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