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Observations, Reflections and Miscellany from the Wacoan

Top 9 Things to do in Waco

March 5-7

1 year ago

By Essie Klausmeyer & Rachel Love

Happy Birthday, Waco! March is finally here and we’re starting off with a busy #WacoWeekend. March is Waco’s birthday month and we have plenty of ways to celebrate; from art shows, sports, or learning how to make paper flowers! Join the celebrations with us this week and follow us on our social media (@Wacoan) to keep up with local events, giveaways and stories or check out our March digital edition at



1. This weekend we’re celebrating Waco’s birthday and Texas Independence Day! Join Historic Waco Foundation and the Truss Team in a day full of historical games, entertainment and crafts this Sunday at the East Terrace House. For more information, click here.

2. Want to learn how to make giant paper flowers? Join the Art Center of Waco this Saturday! The class starts at 10 a.m. and is open to teens and adults. To learn more or to register for the class, click here.
3. Happy First Friday, Waco! Head downtown this Friday to enjoy extended hours and discounts at your favorite local restaurants and stores! For more information, click here.

4. Start your Saturday morning at the Waco Downtown Farmers Market and treat yourself to some fresh produce, handmade goods and amazing food. To learn more, visit their website here.
5. Soak up some sunshine this weekend with Baylor Baseball as they take on the University of Memphis. Games are Friday through Saturday at the Baylor Ballpark! For more information, click here.

6. Head over to Cultivate 7twelve to see artist Sean Oswald’s new show, Divine Irresponsibility, on Friday. The show opens at 5 p.m. during the gallery’s first friday celebration. To learn more click here.
7. Ready to plan the wedding of your dreams? Take a trip on Sunday to Knoxville Ranch for their 2nd Annual Wedding Show. You’ll be able to meet some of the best wedding vendors and planners in Central Texas. To learn more, click here.
8. This Saturday, check out The Edison Marketplace and browse through over 25 vendors and food trucks. Click here for more information about the market!
9. Try your hand at poker this weekend at HOT Social Club’s No Limit Hold’em Tournament. Play starts at 1 p.m. on Saturday. To learn more about the tournament click here.

Live Music

Live music at Freight Icehouse and Yardbar, 7:00 p.m.
Curtis Grimes at The Backyard Bar Stage & Grill, 8:30 p.m. Friday, $15 online, $20 at the door.
Live music at Freight Icehouse and Yardbar, 7:00 p.m.

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