What better way to begin the year than with a whiskey 101 with Bourbon Evangelist, Andy Tincher? Andy will be showcasing Garrison Brothers Small Batch, three Single Barrel selections & American Micro Whiskey of the Year, Balmorhea! You'll learn the proper way to nose and taste fine bourbon whiskey and then you can drink it however you like! Andy can tell you how Garrison Brothers came to be the first legal bourbon distillery in Texas while pouring samples of our award-winning bourbon!
Join us for a meet up with the Texas Music Office for a Music Friendly Community workshop, followed by a Waco Music Showcase!
If you are a musician, music venue, business owner, or just a member of our community, you will want to be here for this event! The Texas Music Office will host a Music Friendly Community workshop on Wednesday, August 28th, in Waco.
The workshop is open to anyone interested in learning about the new Texas Music Office program that seeks to foster music business economic development in Texas cities and communities.
Free to enter. Drinks and food from food trucks will be available for purchase.
Join Barnett’s for their weekly Friday Night Specialty Dinner! This week’s menu: House Bread with Toasted Garlic Oil, Heirloom Caprese Tower, Summer Garden Pasta with Chicken, Cheesecake.
Drink pairings available.
$25. Reservations required and can be made here.
The Waco Downtown Farmers Market is a year-round market. Since November 2011, the Market has been and will continue to be open every Saturday from 9 am to 1 pm (noon in July and August), featuring the best local agricultural producers and artisan vendors within 150-miles of Waco. Please join us and pass along the word to all you know.
Come celebrate with Brotherwell Brewing in their new ability to serve you beer-to-go! Get a FREE branded glass growler with the purchase of the first fill ALL Day Sunday, September 1st.
INAUGURAL GROWLER CLUB!
More details coming soon but Brotherwell is taking a limited membership to a growler club. A one-time annual membership fee includes a stainless steel insulated branded growler with 1 free fill per week every week for the 1 year membership. That’s 52 fills included! More perks likely included but will be announced soon.
Email David@Brotherwell.com to reserve a spot.
Live music, fresh tacos, and local beers are the perfect way to kick off a week long celebration of Waco's food/beverage scene. You're invited to come party with us as we also donate towards fighting food insecurity in our neighborhoods.
Quetzal Co. Tacos will be serving up fresh local tacos all night while Keep Waco Loud is throwing another amazing show with Central Texas musicians. Waco Restaurant Week is a one-week, city-wide event taking place at local restaurants, coffee shops and bars across Waco. All menu items sold under the Waco Restaurant Week menu specials will donate 10% to Caritas, a local charity that fights to end hunger and poverty in our community.
A meet-up and panel conversation hosted by Lost in Waco, Waco's new independent arts and culture magazine. You’ll hear from local creatives on the importance of street-level culture and why it matters for Waco. Featuring: Juanita Barrientos (Chef, Harvest on 25th), Ty Clark (Artist), CudiRek + E'Davinci (Skunk By Us Apparel), Julia Harmon (Mammoth Collective), Pirscription (Musician), and Skcoobaveli (Street Artist). Meet new people, enjoy good conversation, and grab a drink at Revival Eastside Eatery, one of the best new spots in town. This is a free event. Food and drink will be available for purchase.
Waco Restaurant week seems like a perfect time to introduce a Charcuterie Board. Dancing Bear’s Chef Bailey has carefully curated a board of cured meats, cheeses, pickles, jam and toast. They are available in two sizes, with or without the meat selections.
10% of the sales will go to Caritas of Waco.
It’s the Second Annual: Waco Oktoberfest benefiting the Muscular Dystrophy Association! They need your help to make this an incredible event so bring your friends and family for a day full of fun!
All proceeds go to the MDA to support the families in our community. The money raised goes to help the MDA create more hope and answers for families living with muscular dystrophy and related diseases that take away physical strength and mobility.
What to expect: -Live Music, Craft Biergarten, Giant Beer Tent, VIP Tent, Kids Fun Zone, Giant Yard Games, Oktoberfest Games, .5k Beer Run, Local Food Trucks, German Food Hall, Football Watch Party, Oktoberfest Market Square, and more!!
No Dogs, Coolers, Outside Food or Drinks Allowed. (Service Dogs Allowed)
$10-$30. Tickets can be purchased here.
Guests can taste more than 200 wines and sample food from over 20+ restaurants in a fun and casual setting. Event activities include live music, college games on the large screen televisions, silent auction, the famous "Cork Pull", fun games and activities and the Red Carpet Dog Walk. Proceeds benefit the Humane Society of Central Texas.
$60-$100. Tickets can be purchased here.
Head to The Hippodrome for an evening of entertainment as local celebrities perform in a dance competition to raise money and awareness for Family Abuse Center’s mission. Some of Waco’s biggest “STARS” have been teamed with professional dancers “PROs” and have begun training and preparing for an unforgettable show! These dancers rely on your commitment for a successful performance and a chance to win the competition on the big night. Your support also helps the staff and volunteers at Family Abuse Center to provide safety, education, and support for survivors of domestic violence
$125-$250. Tickets can be purchased here.
The Waco Hippodrome and Happy Hounds Aquatic & Daycare Center are proud to present the 3rd Annual Dogtoberfest benefiting the Animal Birth Control Clinic's Community Outreach Program. This program provides resources and transportation for many under-served Central Texas families who are unable to reach veterinary care for their cats and dogs. The goal of ABC’s program is to keep families and pets happier, healthier, out of shelters, rescues, and off the streets.
They'll have German food, beer, dog-friendly photo booth by HOT Photo Booth, adoptable pets, vendors, and activities.
Admission to the event is FREE, but food and drink tickets are sold separately.
Each year the Waco Pride Network hosts the Out on Brazos festival to celebrate the LGBTQ community and its allies in the Greater Waco area. Gates open at 11am. The event will end around 5pm. The festival features musical performances, food trucks, vendors and community.
Join the fun at Cameron Park Zoo’s 8th Annual Allen Samuels Dodge Chrysler Jeep Ram Fiat Brew at the Zoo presented by JRBT on October 19, 2019. Stroll the zoo from 6 to 11 pm. Your ticket includes a tasting mug and samples of up to 20 different beers from around the world. All of your favorite animals will be out in their habitats from 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. The party continues with great music from Haywire and dancing under the Zoo’s pavilion. Food from some of your favorite Waco Food trucks and beverages will be available for purchase. Proceeds from Brew at the Zoo help to take care of the animals that call Cameron Park Zoo their home.
$25-$45. Tickets available in advance only and can be purchased here. 21+ only.
A team-up between the Waco Moms Blog and Cultivate 7Twelve, they've started planning their highly anticipated Mom’s Night Out event for the Fall of 2019. Waco mamas can expect swag, giveaways, food, open bar, music, and all the usual fun! Waco Moms Blog is known for producing high quality events for Waco moms and families, so you’re sure to have a good time!
Help make 2019 Holiday dog and cat goodie bags to be delivered during the month of December for Meals on Wheels customers that have pets. People & Pups in partnership with Akita Rescue of Northwestern PA, Fuzzy Friends Rescue and Meals on Wheels Waco will be putting together these goodie bags!