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A family tradition for people all over Texas, the Waco Wild West 100 has been around since 1985. All volunteer-driven and a 501c3 nonprofit, the ride’s goals are to encourage and motivate people to cycle, promote safe riding and camaraderie, as well as to donate to local nonprofits. Additional funds raised over the years have been donated to Be The Match Registry® and various other local organizations.
- 6:30 am – 8 am: Packet pick up and onsite registration, Heritage Square, 300 Austin Avenue
- 7 am – 8 am: Optional pancake breakfast available for purchase for $7. Includes juice, coffee, pancakes, and a choice of bacon or sausage. Pay directly to Sergio’s onsite
- 8 am: Start at 100 Washington Street
- 9 am – 2:00 pm: Finish line, Heritage Square. Finisher medals, candy line, beer for those 21 and older (must have proof of age)
- 2 pm: Finish line and course are officially closed. If you continue to ride, you are doing so at your own risk.
Directions to Heritage Square.
Directions to China Spring Tabernacle Community Center.
Visit the McLennan County Master Gardeners booth at the Waco Downtown Farmers Market for helpful information about how to make gardening interesting for kids.
You’re invited to Republic Gun Club to practice your shooting skills, followed by a delicious champagne brunch and flower arranging session. There is no cost to attend, and your range fee will be covered. You will be responsible for purchasing your eye and ear protection, any gun rental fees, and any ammunition purchases.
Flourish by Waco Social is a series of events designed to empower women through conversations with trusted local experts. Tackle topics and issues that you may want to know more about to grow your level of understanding and confidence.
Directions to Republic Gun Club.
Grab your girlfriends, mom, or daughter, and come enjoy the fun, while shopping and supporting some of the cutest shops at Home for the Holidays Gift Market of Waco! With more than 100 merchants to shop with, you’re sure to find lots of new, unique, and one-of-a-kind gifts all in one place to have you ready for all your festive events.
- Friday: 4 pm to 8 pm
- Saturday: 10 am to 6 pm
- Sunday: 11 am to 5 pm
On Saturday, West Warrior Kids Foundation is partnering with Western Belle Farm, a sunflower and pumpkin festival farm, for their opening day as a benefit for the West Warrior Kids Foundation.
It’s fun for the whole family on the farm with all proceeds from the admission being donated to West Warrior Kids Foundation. September 24 and 25 are also teacher appreciation weekend, and teachers receive free admission to the farm. (Must show a valid school ID.)
Admission is $14/person (2 and under are free).
Directions to Western Belle Farm.
Brotherwell’s Oktoberfest celebration is another fun-filled event for the whole family:
- Gourmet German food
- Stein-holding competition
- Free axe throwing
- Baylor vs. Iowa State watch party
Plus, Zamora County Line plays at 7 pm.
This Saturday is the quarterly Uptown Art Walk and artists market. Shop local artists, visit sponsoring locations, enjoy delicious treats, and take part in family-friendly activities. Plus, enjoy live classical acoustic guitar music by Frank Exum from noon to 3 pm.
Directions to Last Chance Bar.
Join Freight on Saturday, September 24, for Freightober Fest, complete with great food trucks, special beer, vendor booths, amazing cigars from Slow Burn, and the Freightober Olympics, starting at 5 pm.
The 2022 2nd Annual Goodwill Gala is Waco’s newest signature event. The celebration welcomes hundreds of guests to gather for breathtaking views, scrumptious fare, and exciting entertainment in honor of the incredible staff and participants that fuel the Heart of Texas Goodwill mission to change lives with the power of work.
Every ticket holder will enjoy an open bar with complimentary champagne, beer, and wine; a three-course buffet dinner; and entertainment provided by Sloppy Joe Band and Lauren January. Guests may participate in a wine pull, silent auction, and raffle drawing throughout the night.
Welcome to the first of many mysterious journeys. This is a special hunt where you will be capturing hidden creatures, best discovered in the evening, all around Cameron Park Zoo.
Use state-of-the-art technology in order to see and capture these hidden creatures. With the help of the ClueKeeper app, your phone will unlock the mystery and find all the little creatures hidden around the zoo. These little legends won’t be easy to find and there will also be other teams racing to find them before you do.
(For those of you who haven’t been on an adventure for hidden creatures, people have compared this to Pokemon Go and/or a puzzle hunt.)
Perfect for date night, family outings, or friends getting together.
$30/adults (13+) | $25/kids (5–12) | Free (0–4)
Local acoustic musician Stephany Chavira loves guitars and tacos. On this night, there will be plenty of both to enjoy.
Directions to Twisted Sisters Patio Bar.
Cody Johnson plays the Extraco Events Center with special guests Randy Houser and Ned LeDoux.
Elvis performed in Waco in 1956 to a packed audience at the HOT Coliseum. Reminisce about those days this weekend, put on your blue suede shoes, and get your hips shaking at Sunday’s as Ken Elliot brings the music of Elvis to life.
Directions to Sunday’s Caribbean Oasis Sports Bar & Grill.
Don’t miss JD Johnson, the original redneck rockstar, and local drummer extraordinaire Cody Ellinger this Saturday night at Triple B’s.
Directions to Triple B’s Smokehouse (Hewitt).
Directions to Texas Music Cafe.
Join the Waco Pride Network at Nexus Esports for the inaugural Waco Pride Pageant. Come watch as six contestants compete to become the first Waco Pride Royalty.
Get your tickets online and donate to vote for your favorite contestant.
The Light in the Piazza is the story of Margaret Johnson, the wife of an American businessman, who is touring the Tuscan countryside with her daughter, Clara. While sightseeing, Clara—a beautiful, surprisingly childish young woman—loses her hat in a sudden gust. As if guided by an unseen hand, the hat lands at the feet of Fabrizio Naccarelli, a handsome Florentine, who returns it to Clara. This brief episode, charged with coincidence and fate, sparks an immediate and intense romance between Clara and Fabrizio. Margaret, extremely protective of her daughter, attempts to keep Clara and Fabrizio apart. But as events unfold, a secret is revealed: in addition to the cultural differences between the young lovers, Clara is not quite all that she appears. Unable to suppress the truth about her daughter, Margaret is forced to reconsider not only Clara’s future but her own hopes as well.
Don’t miss out on party time with Billy Bone and The Variance.
KCD Band brings its unique style of “original funky country yacht rock” to BIG’s in Lorena this Saturday night.
Seating is limited and will sell out fast. Doors open at 7:30 pm for general admission seating. BYOB and the snack bar will be open. (Sorry, no outside food or non-alcoholic beverages are permitted.)
View the wonders of the night sky at Waco Mammoth National Monument. Beginning at 8 pm in the park, the National Park Service will host a program highlighting the marvels of the night sky and the importance of preserving dark skies. Your host will be retired Park Ranger Larry Smith, a known dark sky expert from central Texas. Visitors can view stars, planets, and much more. Even if you have visited Waco Mammoth during the day, you’ll see it in a whole new way.
To reserve your seat, call or email email@example.com with the subject “WACO Star Party.” Please dress appropriately for the weather and wear comfortable shoes. Flashlights are recommended; lights with a red filter are preferable.