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Top 9 Things to Do in Waco This Weekend

Nov. 5-8

2 years ago

By Anna Tabet

November is here and it’s finally starting to feel like fall weather, so there’s certainly a lot to celebrate! Test your knowledge of trivia, shop from local vendors, make fall crafts and more, all in this Waco Weekend.

Plan ahead with our events calendar at or find our short list at And when out and about, be sure to tag us (@Wacoan) on social media and use the #WacoWeekend!


1. Enjoy the beautiful fall weather at the Historic Waco Foundation and the Art Center of Waco’s Fall Art on the Terrace event. Sunday from 2-4 p.m. at East Terrace, you can take part in fun fall crafts with your family like pumpkin painting, leaf rubbing and potato prints. Tickets cost $10 per family. Buy tickets at this link.
2. November is here and with it comes the return of First Friday Waco! Support local businesses and take part in unique events, deals, live music and more by heading downtown Friday evening. For more information, visit the website here.
3. Have you ever wanted to make your own journal? Well now might be your chance! Join The Art Center of Waco on Saturday from 1-3 p.m. for their Star Bookmaking Class. The class will cover a variety of art techniques including printmaking, painting, drawing, and origami. To purchase tickets, visit this link.
4. The Cen-Tex Hispanic Chamber of Commerce’s Floating Mercado is back in a new and exciting environment! Visit Route 77 Food Park on Sunday from 1-4 p.m. for a one-day market full of food, drinks, and more, from vendors expressing their diverse cultures. For more information, go to the Facebook page here.
5. Nothing brings out your brain power quite like beer! Head over to Trivia Night at Brotherwell Brewing Thursday from 7-8:30 p.m. for a night of drinks, questions, and maybe even some prizes. The hosts for the night will be Danielle and Travis Young with Revival Eastside Eatery and Po’Boy Place will be serving dinner. For more information, visit this link.

6. Saturday morning wouldn’t be quite the same without a trip to the Waco Downtown Farmers Market! Check out all of the new vendors and some staples on Saturday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Located in front of the McLennan County Courthouse and the ALICO building, find details on the website here.
7. Put on your riding boots and gallop on down to Reynold’s Creek Equestrian Park for the Texas Equestrian Trail Riders Association’s Benefit Trail Ride. From Friday at 2 p.m. to Sunday starting at 12 p.m., visitors will be able to donate $20 for members and $35 for nonmembers. Children 18 and under can ride for free with a paying, riding adult. The fee for registration to ride is $10 per day. For more information, visit this link.
8. This weekend is your last chance to take part in the Cen-Tex Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and Mayborn Museum’s Ofrenda Display. The display is intended for visitors to make offerings to honor the life and memory of lost loved ones as part of a celebration of the traditions of Día de los Muertos. For more information or tickets, visit the Mayborn website here.

9. If you have extra aluminum cans to get rid of, Cameron Park Zoo will gladly take them! From Saturday at 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Aluminum Can Drop-Off fundraiser asks folks to bring cans (not including soup cans which are made of tin) to the blue recycle bin in the front plaza of the zoo. The money from the cans will go towards the enrichment of the zoo animals, including toys for them to play with. For more information, click this link.

Live Music

Rock the Rona II, 291 Spring Ridge Cir, China Spring, 7 p.m.
Beth Ullman & Friends, Valley Mills Vineyards, 4 p.m.

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