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Top 9 Things to do in Waco

May 7-30

1 year ago

By Essie Klausmeyer & Rachel Love

Happy #WacoWeekend, everybody! The forecast is cloudy, but our weekend plans are looking bright! Enjoy the weather with art walks and marathons or stay indoors for thrilling theatre productions and seminars. We have it all listed below in our top nine things to do! Be sure to follow us on social media (@Wacoan) to keep up with events, giveaways, and more.



Art on Elm
Art on Elm is back! Check out a free art exhibit on Elm Avenue this Friday and Saturday. Featuring artists, crafts, music and food, this pop-up gallery is sure to inspire. Eateries on Elm Street include 310’s Kitchen, Lula Jane’s, Revival Eastside Eatery, True Jamaica, Hillard’s Barbecue and more! Click here for the details.

Waco Downtown Farmers Market
The Waco Downtown Farmers Market is the best way to start your Saturday. Enjoy amazing food, handmade goods, and fresh produce at the market from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the corner of Washington Ave. and 5th Street! To learn more about the market click here.

Live Music on the Patio
With a cloudy forecast ahead, there’s no better way to embrace the weather than with a cup of coffee and live music! Head to Magnolia Press for a delicious cup of coffee and some relaxation on the patio. Live music will be playing from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. this Thursday. For more information, click here.
Eastside Market
Join the Eastside Market this Sunday and hang out with Waco’s best vendors, artists and small businesses. Grab some fresh brews from Brotherwell and a delicious lunch from one the food trucks as you listen to live music and enjoy the art from 12 to 6 p.m. To learn more, visit here.
A History of Discrimination and Hate (AAPI)
It is Asain American Pacific Islander Heritage Month! We’re kicking off the celebrations with an informational zoom seminar to learn about the history of AAPI discrimination and hate at 6:30 p.m. this Thursday. Hear from four panelists including Sheryl Loeung, the coordinator of multicultural affairs at Baylor and Ja Ja Chen, co-owner of Waco Cha. To learn more visit here.
Julie Cervantes Art Show at Cultivate 7Twelve
Julie Cervantes will be showcasing her paintings at Cultivate 7Twelve this weekend! The gallery is open from 12 to 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. Enjoy the art and celebrate the Waco community and its amazing artists!
Badass Texas Half-Marathon
We hope you’ve been training! The Badass Texas Half Marathon, 10K and 5K is this Sunday. Run along the Brazos River and take in the beautiful landscape of Waco. After the race, enjoy a small festival at the finish line including free beer! All money raised goes toward Central Texas nonprofits. For more information, click here.
Waco Uptown Art Walk
Take a stroll and support local artists at The Waco Uptown Art Walk! Artists will be outside the Susan Sistrunk Fine Arts Gallery, MC Art Supplies, Brown Electric, and Monument Barber Co. The art walk will be held 11:00-3:00 p.m., you won’t want to miss what these Waco artists have to offer! For more information, click here.
Ready for a gripping rock musical? Join the Waco Civic Theatre for their high octane rock operetta that tells an American gothic tale of a murder! This performance will be held May 28-29 at precisely 9:52 p.m. Viewer discretion advised, this is an R-rated experience. You won’t want to miss this thrilling tale – for ticket information, click here.

Live Music

Live Jazz with Evan Klaras & Greg Bashara – 8:30 p.m. Blue Dog Wine & Martini Bar
Sloppy Joe Band 25th Anniversary / Reunion Show – 8:30 p.m. The Backyard Bar, Stage and Grill
Freight Icehouse and Yardbar – 7:30 p.m.
Molly Hatchet – 8:30 p.m. The Backyard Bar, Stage and Grill
Freight Icehouse and Yardbar – 7:30 p.m.

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