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Top 6 Things to do in Waco this Weekend

Aug. 27-30

2 years ago

By Anna Tabet

Need ways to close out the month of August with a bang? Then be ready to grab your mask and be immersed in the art, music and overall culture of these things to do in Waco this weekend. And with Halloween just around the corner, there might even be a bit of eeriness to help get you in the mood.

Plan ahead with our events calendar at And when out and about, be sure to tag us (@Wacoan) on social media and use the #WacoWeekend!


1. Enjoying and supporting local artists can be done virtually, too! The 29th annual Table Toppers Tea will be held online this year to help the Art Center of Waco’s mission to foster art education programs and the creation of a new Art Center Complex near the Silos District and the Cultural District in downtown Waco. Find art, vacations, spa treatments and more to purchase through the online silent auction beginning Thursday at 5 p.m. and ending Sunday at 5 p.m. Registration is required to attend the event. To preregister for the auction, visit this link.
2. If you’re itching to get a head start on the upcoming spooky season, the Skellington Market Waco Oddities and Curiosities is for you! The free, outdoor, open air event for all ages takes place Sunday 12-4 p.m. at Bosque Square shopping center. The market is full of local vendors, artists and food. For details, visit their Facebook page.
3. Grab your mask and head to the lawn of Kieran-Sistrunk Fine Art Gallery to browse a wide variety of local artisan vendors at the Uptown Art Walk Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Visitors will be able to support local artists outdoors, while also listening to live music by Frank Exum Studio of Guitar. For more information, visit the Facebook page.
4. Follow the Rock ‘n’ Roll Train straight to The Backyard Bar Stage and Grill for the return of the AC/DC tribute band Back in Black this Saturday. Doors open at 6 p.m. leaving plenty of time for you to prepare for a high-energy show beginning at 8:30 p.m. Tickets cost $15 pre-sale and $20 at the door with an additional $5 per ticket for those under the age of 21.
5. Artist Cade Kegerreis’ solo art exhibition “Devolved: Unity through Evolution, Diversity, and Connection” continues this weekend at Cultivate 7Twelve, open Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 12-7 p.m. Through engaging visually with his art, you may be able to gain a deeper understanding of how you relate to people and objects around you. To learn more, visit Cultivate 7Twelve’s Facebook page.
Also, check out our interview with Cade from our December 2019 issue at
6. Need some fresh produce that’s in season and new accessories to accentuate the charm of your outfits? The Waco Downtown Farmers Market has got you covered Saturday, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Located in front of the McLennan County Courthouse and the ALICO building, find details on the website.

Live Music

Roger Creager, The Backyard Bar Stage & Grill, 8 p.m., $15-$25
Dueling Pianos Live, Waco Hippodrome, 7:45 p.m., $10

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