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Top 7 Things to do in Waco This Weekend

June 25-28

2 years ago

By Maddie Lacy & Caroline Yablon

Happy Weekend, Waco! There’s a lot of great outdoor events going on this weekend, including a city-wide scavenger hunt. The arts in Waco are also making a comeback with some plays and poetry readings. If you want to keep your weekend socially distanced, check the June 11-14 blog post along with the short section below for some corona-conscious ways to keep your weekend interesting!

Find even more events and prepare for next weekend with our events calendar at Be sure to tag us (@Wacoan) on social media and use the #WacoWeekend to let us know what fun things you are up to!


1. Interested in exploring Waco this weekend with your family and friends? Then you should join the Waco City Wide Escape Game this Sunday from 2 to 6 p.m. Hosted by the Waco Escape Rooms, the game begins at 711 Washington Avenue and goes into Downtown Waco from there. Adults cost $40 per ticket, kids (7-12) cost $30 per ticket and kids 6 and under are free. For registration information and more details, follow this link.

2. Hear some poetry this weekend at Open Mic Night at Cultivate 7Twelve this Friday at 6 p.m. This event is hosted by the Waco Poet’s Society and is open to all! For more information, visit this link.
3. Get active for a good cause this weekend with the Taking Steps Against Cancer Virtual 5k! Hosted by the Community Cancer Association, this event is open for all until Saturday. The entry fee is $25. For more, check this Facebook post. To register, go here.
4. Don’t forget to support local small businesses by picking up fresh foods or other goods at the Waco Downtown Farmer’s Market from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday. Find details here.

5. Are your kids in 1st-8th grade and eager to get out of the house? Then they would probably enjoy the Baylor Players Camp this Saturday from 7 to 11 a.m. Past and current Baylor football players will be offering hands-on instruction, and children of all experience levels are welcome. For more information, check this Facebook post. To register, visit this link.

6. Are you and your family looking to get outside and see some cute animals this weekend? Then y’all should go to Easy Does It Farm’s Farm Tour this Friday at 10 a.m. There will be all kinds of cute animals available to pet and brush, and every kid gets a goodie bag to take home afterwards. Tickets are $25 for kids and $10 for adults. For details, check this link.
7. Want to learn more about local small businesses owned by women? Then be sure to attend The Bold and Beautiful Women’s Network Event Saturday at the City of Waco Multipurpose Facility from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. This event is open to all; for details, check here.

Socially Distanced Events

1. Want to learn something this weekend? Start a self-paced, virtual class through Harvard University! All courses are free to take, and they cater to a wide variety of disciplines. To learn more, check here.
2. Comfortable with going outside and/ or getting food to-go? Here are a few of my favorite local restaurants that either have outdoor seating or easy take-out options.
Heritage Creamery: outdoor seating and pick up/ curbside delivery. To order online, go here. Also, there’s a fun coloring sheet for kids on their website, here.
Oh My Juice: outdoor seating and pick up/ curbside delivery. What’s better than a cold smoothie in the hot June weather! To order online, go through their website, here.
Revival Eastside Eatery: online ordering and curbside delivery. You can order here. They have healthy food for the whole family, and they are also close to Cameron Park if you want to make your lunch/ dinner into a socially-distanced picnic!

Live Music

Ryan Paul Davis, The Grape, 6 p.m. For details, click here.
Dustin Terral, Freight Bar, 8 p.m., Free. Find more here.
D.W. Blues Band, Waco Winery, 7 p.m. For event info, visit this link.
Brazos Brothers, Freight Bar, 8 p.m., Free. Find more here.
Casey Donahew, The Backyard Bar Stage & Grill, 8:30 p.m., $25-30. For tickets, visit this link.

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