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Top 8 Things to do in Waco

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Welcome to June! Make the most of this #WacoWeekend with benefit rock concerts, wine tastings and local markets. Be sure to follow us on social media (@Wacoan) to keep up with more events, stories, giveaways!



Camp Hope Benefit Bash
Support Camp Hope & the PTSD Foundation of America with a rock concert fundraiser this Sunday at The Backyard Bar Stage and Grill. Listen to great local bands like North of Navasota and Far From Reach while bidding in the silent auction or participating in the cash raffle. The concerts begin at 1 p.m. on Sunday. To learn more, visit this link.
No Limitations Ninja Warrior Course
Kick off June with No Limitations and its Overcoming Obstacles Ninja Warrior Course. No Limitations strives for the betterment of the lives of those who live with developmental and/or physical challenges and their families. Join No Limitations at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday for a day of team sports and fun. To learn more, visit this link.

Glow Dance Party & Wine Tasting
Get groovy and glowing at Jazzercise Waco’s Glow Dance Party and Wine Tasting at 6 p.m. this Friday. Tickets are $30 and include appetizers, wine samples, and door prizes. For more information or to reserve your spot, click here.
Healthy Families Expo
Join Waco Family Medicine and AHEC for a community health and wellness expo starting at 9 a.m. this Saturday. The expo will include health services, education programs and screenings. There will also be giveaways, a community mural, a live DJ and food. The expo will be held at Waco Family Medicine, and admission is free. To learn more, click here.

Valley Mills Vineyards – Cabernet Retrospective
Sip on six different vintages of Cabernet Sauvignon at Valley Mills Vineyards’ Cabernet Retrospective. This special tasting will be held in the vineyard’s barrel cellar at 6:30 p.m. this Saturday. Tickets are $60 and can be found here.

World’s Largest Dinosaurs – Mayborn Museum
Check out the Mayborn Museum’s new exhibit, “The World’s Largest Dinosaurs.” The exhibit debuts at 10 a.m. on Saturday. Adult admission is $10, and child admission is $8. To learn more about the museum, click here.

Night on the Farm, Farm-to-Table Feast
Have a farm-fresh dinner at the World Hunger Relief Farm’s Farm-to-Table Feast this Thursday starting with appetizers at 6 p.m. Dinner will be prepared on an open fire by Voncille’s. Tickets are $75 and can be purchased here.
Brazos Market
Brazos Theatre is hosting a local market this Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Support Waco vendors and enjoy amazing food. To learn more about this monthly market and Brazos Theatre, click here.

Live Music

Robert Earl Keen, 8:30 p.m., The Backyard Bar Stage and Grill
The Roomsounds, 8:30 p.m., Freight Icehouse and Yardbar
Kin Faux, 8:30 p.m., The Backyard Bar Stage and Grill
Randy Rogers, 7 p.m., The Grand Lodge of Texas
Michael Hix, 7:30 p.m., Waco Hippodrome Theatre
Triston Marez, 8:30 p.m., The Backyard Bar Stage and Grill

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