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Fun things to do in Texas in February

Texas in February forecast mild weather, outdoor fun, festivals, rodeos, and Mardi Gras!

Here are fun things to do in Texas in February.

For mild weather, outdoor fun, festivals, rodeos, and Mardi Gras, your visit in February will not be boring—pack layers and sunscreen.

February in Texas brings cooler and drier weather than other months, but conditions can still vary significantly across our large state – yes, it can snow in Texas! Texas’s southern, southeastern, and coastal regions tend to be warmer in February with mild humidity, while northern and western areas are cooler. If you like the chance of snow, visit the Texas Panhandle – you might see some white on the ground in February.

AND …this year (2024), we have an extra day in February because it’s Leap Year! So don’t forget about the 29th of February!

Things To Do In Texas In February
Average Temperatures in Major Texas Cities

Texas is a large state with various climates, but you can expect mild and pleasant weather overall if you’re visiting in February. Here are the average temperatures in some of the major cities:

Dallas/Fort Worth Area: High temperatures range from the upper 50s to low 60s during the day, with overnight lows in the 40s. The Dallas/Fort Worth area has an average high of 61°F in February.

Austin: Days are mild in Austin during February, with average highs around 63°F. Low temperatures drop to the mid-40s at night.

Houston: February is still cooler for Houston, but the southern city sees warmer weather than much of the state. Highs range from the 60s to low 70s, while lows stay above 50°F on average.

San Antonio: San Antonio’s February weather resembles Austin’s, with daily high temperatures climbing into the low-to-mid 60s. Overnight lows fall into the 40s.

No matter which part of Texas you’re visiting, be sure to pack various clothing for daytime exploring and chilly evenings—think layers.

Fun Things To Do In Texas In February 2024

Besides all the Texas Festivals going on in the state, below, I’ve listed only events and things to do in February 2024 (by region).

North Texas


• North Texas Auto Show

Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center – Dallas

• Pilot Point – Texas-Tulips

Opens Late February

An hour north of Dallas and about an hour’s drive south of the Texas-Oklahoma border is this 6-acre tulip farm in Pilot Point – Texas-Tulips. The first tulip field in Texas has arrived …and we are excited each year it comes around. Photographers come from miles and miles to capture photos of their clients and their families.

Tickets: $5 per person. Tulips are $2.50 each.

• Fort Worth Botanic Garden

Starts Late February

Over 250,000 bulbs will bloom at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden in late February and March.

Also, there will be bluebonnets this spring! The Garden has planted a field entirely of the popular Texas state flower and expects them to be photo-ready by early March.

• Dallas Arboretum And Botanical Garden

Starts End of February through mid-April

Dallas Blooms showcases beautiful tulip blooms and other spring-blooming flowers, such as daffodils, azaleas, pansies, violas, Japanese cherry trees, and poppies. The Dallas Arboretum was named one of “The Best Places to See Stunning Spring Blooms Across the South” by Southern Living. Bring the whole family for nice spring photos.

Fort Worth Cowtown Marathon

End of February every year.

South Texas


San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo

February 8-25

South Texas will be riding high at this indoor Rodeo next year. The San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo is one of the most popular events in the city. It’s held annually each winter at the AT&T Center and features performances by cowboys and cowgirls from all over the U.S. The Rodeo is just one part of the fun—livestock shows, auctions, trail rides, horse shows, and other events make it a great family outing year-round.

Tickets: $30 and up.

• Laredo – Laredo Birding Festival

February 7-10 

Scenic birding along nature trails and the Rio Grande River in this border city that’s home to hundreds of local and migratory bird species. Laredo Birding Festival

Professional field guides lead the treks. Other activities include talks by birding experts and kayaking through bird-rich areas of the river.

Tickets: $75–$300

• Brownsville – Charro Days

February 29 – March 2 

REV Since the 1930s, Charro Days has commemorated Mexican heritage on both sides of the Rio Grande. Highlights include three parades—the Illuminated Parade, the Color Guard Parade, and the Children’s Parade—a costume ball and a carnival with rides, family-friendly games, and food. All-you-can-ride carnival

Tickets: $15

Gulf Coast

• Houston – Radiant Nature: See the Garden Glow

Through February 25 

The colorful, giant lanterns that will line Houston’s Botanic Garden are inspired by nature and Lunar New Year traditions in the Year of the Dragon. Radiant Nature: See the Garden Glow will include whimsical lighted seesaws and swings. Friday–Sunday and some weeknights

Tickets: $28.50

• Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo

End of February through March 17

The world’s largest rodeo, the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, takes place in February. For over 80 years, this massive event has showcased rodeo competitions, concerts, a carnival, livestock shows, and plenty of Texas-sized fun.

• Corpus Christi – Barefoot Mardi Gras

February 10

Barefoot Mardi Gras on the sands of Padre Island, where a lively parade will feature more than 100 colorful floats (including islanders’ decked-out golf carts). Be prepared to catch all the goodies being tossed from them—koozies, beads, candies, and more. The fun continues after the parade with food trucks, music, and awards for the best floats. Whitecap Beach,


• Mardi Gras in Galveston

The 3rd largest Mardi Gras celebration in the country!

• Mardi Gras – Southeast TX – Beaumont

Carnival rides and kid zone, vendors, purse bingo, and Uncle Kracker, among others, live performances. Get tickets at Beaumont Mardi Gras.

• Port Aransas – Whooping Crane Festival

February 22-25

Aransas National Wildlife Refuge will once again host its Whooping Crane Festival.

REV – Avid birders from across the U.S. gather to witness the world’s last naturally occurring population of endangered whooping cranes complete their annual migration south from Canada. The event features speakers, birding and boating trips, nature tours, and photography workshops.

Tickets: Ranges from $10 to $105.

Central Texas / Texas Hill Country

• Texas Bluebonnet Wine Trail

Full Month of February

Texas Bluebonnet Wine Trail Passport is the perfect way to celebrate the love for your partner …on Valentine’s Day.

Tickets: $30-$54

• Texas Hill Country Texas Wine Trail

End of January – February  Wine Lovers Celebration

Tickets: $65 for Individuals / $100 for Couples

• February Balloon Festivals For 2024

• Fredericksburg Chocolate, Wine & Hot Air Balloon Festival

February 10, from 2-8 pm.

Location: Grapetown Vineyard & Farm, and pre-paid parking will be required.

Tickets: $10-$200

Link: Festival 


East Texas


West Texas

• San Angelo – San Angelo Stock Show & Rodeo

February 1-18

San Angelo brings many family things to do in the city, but the San Angelo Stock Show & Rodeo is a huge family event. Expect to see the San Angelo Fairgrounds, showcasing prized lambs, goats, steers, heifers, llamas, alpacas, and rabbits.

Please share these fun things to do in Texas in February with everyone!


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