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Top 6 Things to do in Waco this Weekend

August 6-9

2 years ago

By Wacoan Staff

It’s the weekend and time to celebrate! The Mayborn is back, local artists are busy and outdoor activities are plentiful. So if you’re looking for things to do in Waco this weekend, keep reading.

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. The talented Waco artist Cade Kegerreis is opening his first solo art exhibition “Devolved: Unity through Evolution, Diversity, and Connection.” at Cultivate 7Twelve Friday from 5-10 p.m. Take a visual journey and create connections with these thought-provoking, discussion prompting pieces. If you miss opening night, don’t worry the show will continue through Sept. 26. To learn more about the event, visit this link.
Read our interview with Cade from our December 2019 issue at or click here.

2. Get excited, the Mayborn Museum Complex is back! It reopens to the public Saturday at 10 a.m. Changes in hours, operations and exhibits are in place for safety so be sure to check out the website here to reserve your time (open for members-only through Friday, Aug.7) or purchase tickets, and for all the pertinent information.

3. Murals and selfies? Yes, please! More than a dozen new chalk murals are up around town thanks to Creative Waco who hired several artists as part of the #wacosafe campaign. Visit each temporary artwork (*hint* there is an interactive map to help), snap a selfie for the Mural Selfie Challenge and help support local businesses, artists and safe reopening. Find out more by visiting Creative Waco’s website at
4. Head to downtown Waco for the monthly First Friday celebration that includes specials on shopping, dining and drinks. Walk around and enjoy the variety of shops, spots, live music and support local businesses. For details, visit the Facebook page here.

5. A Saturday morning staple, stop by Waco Downtown Farmers Market for fresh veggies, handmade goods, farm-raised meats, food trucks and so much more. Hosted in front of the County Courthouse and the ALICO building from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. To learn more, visit the website.
6. Feel like a drive-in movie? Grab a date or pack up the kiddos and head to The Backyard Bar, Stage & Grill Thursday night for the Dinner & A Movie event. More like a walk-in movie, but the concept is similar with “Dumbo” and “Armageddon” showing outside on their digital Jumbotron with concert sound at 7 and 9:30 p.m., respectively. There is no cover charge. For details, find the Facebook event here.

Live Music

Venus E, Fuzzy’s Taco Shop – Hewitt, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Greg Bashara and Evan Klaras, Hilton Waco, 7-10 p.m.
Joel & Deon Q, Klassy Glass Wine Bar & Bistro, 8:30-10:30 p.m.
Steve Smith Group, Fuzzy’s Taco Shop – Hewitt, 7-8:30 p.m.

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