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Top 8 Things to do in Waco

April 15-18

3 years ago

By Essie Klausmeyer & Rachel Love

It’s time to get out and celebrate another #WacoWeekend! From markets, races, axe throwing, theatre performances and more, we have the top eight things for you to do this weekend! Follow us on our social media (@Wacoan) to keep up with events, giveaways, and more or check out our digital edition at




Waco Axe. Co at Route 77
What’s better than food trucks, great beer, and axe throwing? Head over to Route 77 for a variety of food, craft beers, and Waco Axe. Co’s mobile trailer April 16 between 6:00-9:00 p.m.! For more information, click here.

Eastside Market
Join the community for another Eastside Market day! Shop with over thirty artisans and vendors to find vintage goods, handmade pottery, and more this Sunday beginning at noon. For more information, click here.
Crawfish Boil and Farmers Market
Craving Crawfish? Head to Elm Mott’s Farmer’s Market and Crawfish Boil this Saturday! The farmer’s market will begin at 9:00a.m. and the Crawfish Boil will follow from 10:00a.m. – 4:00p.m. Pre-ordered plates cost $12, while other orders cost $15. To secure your plate, click here.
HOTAN 5K Run & Fun Walk
Enjoy this Spring weather with exercise for a good cause! The Heart of Texas Autism Network is hosting their annual 5K Run For Autism and Fun Walk this Saturday. This event is to raise money for programs and activities that support those with Autism. This event is pet-friendly and will have music, games, and other activities in addition to the run or walk. For more information, visit here.
Baylor Theatre’s Ken Ludwig’s Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery
The Game is afoot! Join Baylor Theatre for their thrilling performance of Ken Ludwig’s Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery. This performance will be held virtually, April 15-17 at 7:30 p.m. and April 18 at 2:00 p.m. To get your tickets now, click here.

Waco Downtown Farmers Market
Stop by Waco’s Downtown Farmers Market for local produce, fresh flowers, and tons of handmade goods! The market is open from 9:00 a.m. t0 1:00 p.m. this Saturday! To learn more, click here.

Night Hikes with Cameron Park
Have you ever explored the Lake Waco Wetlands at night? Cameron Park Zoo staff will lead you through the the terrain on a night hike so that you can get to know Waco’s wildlife a little better. This guided hike is free of charge and will take place from 7:30-9:00 p.m. this Friday! To learn more, click here.

Slow Rise Three Year Celebration
Come celebrate the three year anniversary of Slow Rise Slice House, this Saturday from 4:00-11:00 p.m.! Waco Axe Co. will be joining the celebration at 4:00, followed by face painting at 5:00, Gelu Italian Ice at 5:30, and Sundae Drivers at 6:30. You won’t want to miss this! For more information, click here.

Live Music

Jennifer Pisarcik and Jon Fox, 7 p.m., Southern Roots Brewing
George Ducas, 8:30 p.m., The Backyard Waco
Live Music at Freight Icehouse and Yardbar, 7:00 p.m.
Randall King, 8:30 p.m., The Backyard Waco
Al Joslin (Elvis Tribute), 7:00 p.m., Waco Hippodrome Theatre
Live Music at Freight Icehouse and Yardbar, 7:00 p.m.