The Grackle

Observations, Reflections and Miscellany from the Wacoan

Top 7 Things to do in Waco

May 13-16

3 years ago

By Essie Klausmeyer & Rachel Love

Another Waco Weekend has arrived and we have all the ways to celebrate! From Pilates in Pogue to Observatory Open Houses for stargazing, we’re here to help you navigate your #WacoWeekend! Be sure to follow us on social media (@Wacoan) to keep up with events, giveaways, and more.




Fair Food Drive-In, May 13-16
Join us at the Extraco Events Center and come hungry for the 2nd Annual Fair Food Drive-In! Enjoy a variety of food from vendors such as Albers, Taquisa, Kona Ice, Fry Dat and more. This event begins May 13 – May 16 from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. each day with free admissions and free parking! For more information, click here.

Meyer Observatory Open House, May 15
Have a dreamy night under the stars! Head to the Meyer Observatory for stargazing and an informational tour of the observatory from 8:30 to 11 p.m. this Saturday. Admission is free for this stellar open house, and more information can be found here.

Eastside Market, May 16
Eastside Market is back! Join us for the Third Sunday of May at Brotherwell Brewing to shop with local vendors, artists, and small businesses! There will also be music and food trucks to enjoy along with craft brews from Brotherwell. The event will be held the May 16rh from 12:00 – 6:00 p.m. To learn more, click here.
Pilates at the Park, May 15
Get up and get movin’ this Saturday, May 15th for Pilates at the Park! Club Pilates’ Lead Instructor, Erin, will be leading sixty minutes of mat pilates in Pogue Park. There will be a limited number of mats available. The class costs $10 and will be held from 8:30-9:30 a.m. For ticket information and more, click here.

Farmers Market, May 15
It’s a Waco favorite! The Downtown Farmers Market is back from 9 to 1 p.m. this Saturday. Stop by for some beautiful handmade goods and delicious food to start your day. To learn more about the market, visit here.
Bad Movie Screening, May 15
Are you and your friends in need of a laugh? Head to Rogue Studios for another Bad Movie Night! This week President Wolfman, directed by Mike Davis, will be screening from 7:00 – 10:00 p.m. with delicious concessions available on site! Tickets are $20 each. To get your tickets, click here.
Park Clean Up, May 15
Head over to Poage and Whitehall Park for the perfect opportunity to give back to your community. This park clean up is hosted by the Woodway Youth Commission, and will be from 8 to 12 p.m. this Saturday. For more information, visit here or contact Corporal Isbell at

Live Music

Chris “Crazy Legs” Fonseca, 8:30 p.m., The Backyard Bar, Stage and Grill
Pat Green W/ Aaron McDonell, 8:30 p.m., The Backyard Bar, Stage and Grill
Live Music at Freight Icehouse and Yardbar, 7:30 p.m.
Kody West, 8:30 p.m., The Backyard Bar, Stage and Grill
Live Music at Freight Icehouse and Yardbar, 7:30 p.m.