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Summer Fun Continues

Summer Fun Continues

Upper Brazos Basin

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  • Sept. 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26: GLEN ROSE – Track Talk, 10 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. at Dinosaur Valley State Park, 1629 Park Road 59, Glen Rose
    Walk where the dinosaurs once roamed and hear the park rangers retell the story of how the dinosaur tracked across Dinosaur Valley State Park! Meet at the roped-off area at the Main Track Site and bring your questions about the park, dinosaurs and more. The event is free with park admission. The park also has a ton of other events going on in September, so click here to learn more. 
     
  • Sept. 4: GRANBURY – First Saturday Bird Walk, 7 – 9 a.m. at Acton Nature Center, 6500 Smoky Hill Court, Granbury
    This monthly tour is directed by Dr. Billy Teels, who earned a Ph.D. in Wildlife Ecology from Mississippi State University and worked as a biologist for 30 years. Now retired, Dr. Teels leads a monthly bird walk through the town of Granbury. Bring your binoculars and plenty of water! For more information, click here.
     
  • Sept. 4: STEPHENVILLE – Farmers Market, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Stephenville's Downtown Plaza, 200 W. Washington, Stephenville 
    Stop by the Downtown Plaza in Stephenville for a lively Farmers Market! There will be locally grown plants, fruits, vegetables and homemade items available for purchase. Learn more here.
     
  • Sept. 25: MINERAL WELLS – Night Hike, 8 – 10 p.m. at the Lake Mineral Wells State Park & Trailway, 100 Park Road 71, Mineral Wells
    If you have ever wondered what it's like to take a hike at night, this is your opportunity to experience Lake Mineral Wells State park's trails at night! You'll need to call 940-328-1171 to reserve your spot. The hike will start at the Lone Star Amphitheater. For more information, email david.owens@tpwd.texas.gov or learn more here.

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  • Sept. 2-5: BELTON – Central Texas State Fair at 301 W Loop 121, Belton
    Need something fun to do over Labor Day weekend? Visit this annual 4-day fair featuring music and entertainment, a demolition derby, rodeo events, rides, games and more! Click here for more information and to purchase tickets for this event. 
     
  • Sept. 4: ROUND ROCK – Round Rock Market Days, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. at Prete Plaza, 221 E. Main Street
    For some unique gifts and delicious food, stop by Prete Plaza for Round Rock Market days! Enjoy the outdoors while shopping with local vendors and artisans. The market is pet-friendly and will have live music playing all day. To learn more, click here
     
  • Sept. 5, 12, 19, 26: WHITNEY – Bird Sleuths of the Two Bridges Trail, 9 – 10 a.m. at Lake Whitney State Park, 433 FM 1244, Whitney
    Explore and enjoy beautiful Lake Whitney at four separate "Bird Sleuths of the Two Bridges Trail" events during the month of September. This 1-mile hike is suitable for all ages and experience levels, but don't forget to bring binoculars and water. To sign up, call 254-694-3793 or email rita.eisenschenk@tpwd.texas.gov. Lake Whitney State Park has other fun events in September, so click here for more information. 
     
  • Sept. 17-18: ROUND ROCK – Family Campout at Old Settlers Park, 3300 Palm Valley Blvd., Round Rock
    The City of Round Rock's Parks and Recreation Department hosts a Family Campout at Old Settlers Park! Pop your tent around the Lakeview Pavilion, eat dinner and s'mores, play games, sit around the campfire, watch a movie in the park and then sleep under the stars. To register for the event, click here. For more information and rules about the event, click here
     
  • Sept. 25: MEXIA – Limestone Bluffs Paddling Trail Cleanup, 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. at Fort Parker State Park, 194 Park Road 28, Mexia
    As part of the National Public Lands Day program, come out and help the Fort Parker State Park staff clean up along the Navasota River on the Limestone Bluffs Paddling Trail and the shoreline of Fort Parker Lake. A limited number of canoes will be available to use. Be sure to pack gloves, a hat and your own kayak or canoe if you have one. To sign up, call 254-562-5751. For more information, click here.  
     
  • Sept. 28, 30: TEMPLE – Farmer's Market at West Temple Park, 7 a.m. – 12 p.m. at West Temple Park, 121 Montpark Road, Temple
    The Farmers Market at West Temple Park is still open in September! Come by and visit the market, which offers a variety of products. Click here to learn more.

Lower Brazos Basin

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  • Sept. 4: SAN FELIPE – Nature Walk, 10 – 11 a.m. at Stephen F. Austin State Park, Park Rd. 38, San Felipe
    Come out to Stephen F. Austin State Park for a short walk led by park volunteer Jack Philley. The walk starts at the RV bathrooms and will focus on the native plants that are present in the park's three ecozones. Learn more here.
     
  • Sept. 5: NEEDVILLE – Birding Hike, 8 – 10 a.m. at Brazos Bend State Park, 21901 FM 762 Road, Needville
    Home to more than 300 species of birds, Brazos Bend State Park is the perfect place to go on a hike and bird watch. This hike is 1.2 miles long, so be sure to bring comfortable shoes, a pair of binoculars and water. Meet right at 8 a.m. in front of the 40-Acre Lake restrooms to start the hike with park volunteer Jerry Carpenter. To learn more, call 979-553-5123 or click here.
     
  • Sept. 11: CENTERVILLE – Bird Houses and Bird Feeders, 10 – 11 a.m. at Fort Boggy State Park, 4994 Highway 75 South, Centerville
    Tune in to your artistic side and help paint the park's new birdhouses that are placed throughout the park. You can also make a pinecone bird feeder to take home during this event. The event starts at the pavilion and is free for children under the age of 12. Adults must pay the $3 entrance fee. To register for the event, please call 903-344-1116. Learn more here.
     
  • Sept. 18: SUGAR LAND – Kaylee Strong's 3rd Annual Totally Teal Trot, 7:45 – 10:30 a.m. at Brazos River Park, 18427 Southwest Pkwy, Sugar Land
    Help raise money for ovarian cancer awareness at the 3rd Annual Charity Non-run. With both virtual and in person options, everyone can join this fundraising event. For those who choose to run in-person, there will be a Zumba Warm Up prior to the run. To sign up, click here

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