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8:00 am

Tuff Enuff Trail Run

August 17 @ 8:00 am
Woodway Park, Park Road 1
Waco, TX 76712 United States
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5K and 10K trail run in Woodway Park trails. This is the third race in the Huaco Cuatro Trail Run Series. There are great running trails throughout the Waco area. The Huaco Cuatro Trail Run Series will feature four of these trails. Three of the trail runs will be in Cameron Park and one in Woodway…

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8:15 am

Weekly Mountain Bike Rides

August 17 @ 8:15 am - 9:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 8:15 am on Saturday, repeating until August 31, 2019

Cameron Park, 2601 Sturgis Rd
Waco, TX 76708 United States
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We will be starting a weekly mountain bike ride from Bicycle World to Cameron Park on Saturday mornings. We'll ride down to the trails and ride for about an hour. Weather permitting - please call to verify.

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9:00 am

Waco Downtown Farmers Market

August 17 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Waco Downtown Farmers Market, 500 Washington Ave.
Waco, TX 76701 United States
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Free

A variety of vendors featuring the best local agricultural producers and artisan vendors within 150-miles of Waco. Join the fun every Saturday. July and August hours are 9-12 pm.

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10:00 am

Texas Ranger Talks

August 17 @ 10:00 am - 2:45 pm
Texas Ranger Hall of Fame & Museum, 100 Texas Ranger Trail
Waco, TX 76706 United States
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Here is your opportunity to meet an active or retired Texas Ranger, learn about their remarkable service and heritage and leave with a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Talks on select Saturdays are at 10 am and 2 pm in the Hall of Fame. Each presentation will last approximately 30 minutes followed by 15 minutes for Q&A. Presentations…

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Nature Hike at Waco Mammoth National Monument

August 17 @ 10:00 am
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Waco Mammoth National Monument, 6220 Steinbeck Bend
Waco, TX 76708 United States
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Hikes will begin at 10 am, weather-permitting. Please wear closed-toe shoes and bring water. For more information, call (254) 750-7946. Every Saturday until August 31, 2019.    

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SPACEX: This is Rocket Science Exhibit

August 17 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Mayborn Museum Complex, 1300 S University Parks Dr
Waco, TX 76706 United States
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SpaceX has become a vital part of the industrial and social fabric of central Texas. This new exhibit features a rocket model and thruster engine, projection video, vibrant scale representation of our solar system, and some history of the rocket development and test facility in the local community of McGregor, TX. Because, as we like…

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Chesley Smith Art Exhibit

August 17 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Carleen Bright Arboretum, 9001 Bosque Blvd.
Woodway, TX 76712 United States
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Free

About artist Chesley Smith, "I use my art as a vehicle for expression. It is my hope that my art can bring a spark of light, joy, and happiness into the lives of others. The colors I use are full of life and movement." Born in Central Texas in 1945, Chesley Smith is a life-long…

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From Blueprints to Bricks Exhibit Opening

August 17 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Free

Our newest exhibit features all three of our Historic Homes: East Terrace, Earle-Napier-Kinnard, and McCulloch, and discusses the character and defining features of the architectural style of each. While you view the homes through this lens, you are also given insight into the smaller, more intricate elements that make up the larger home. Our hope…

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Be the Astronaut

August 17 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Mayborn Museum Complex, 1300 S University Parks Dr
Waco, TX 76706 United States
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Prepare for lift off and discover what space travel is all about at the Be the Astronaut exhibit at Baylor University's Mayborn Museum! Experience the wonders of space and plan a space mission, learn about technology and math skills required to be an astronaut in this exciting exhibit! The exhibit will feature: Navigation Interactive Stations…

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Not Just Another Pretty Face Exhibit

August 17 @ 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
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Dr Pepper Museum & Free Enterprise Institute, 300 S 5th St
Waco, TX 76701 United States
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Check out the newest exhibit at the Dr Pepper Museum, Not Just Another Pretty Face. The exhibit covers what the soda pop industry and science field is like for women as well as how women have been portrayed in advertising throughout history.

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Texas Sports Hall of Fame 3rd Annual Book Festival

August 17 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Texas Sports Hall of Fame, 1108 S University Parks Dr
Waco, TX 76706 United States
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Free

The festival will feature authors and athletes from across the state. A limited number of VIP tickets are available and VIP ticket holders are entitled to preferred seating and signed book drawings. The format of the festival will be broken down into 30-minute slots, where each of the authors will have the option to present…

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10:30 am

Meet the Scientists: Baylor Stream Team

August 17 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Mayborn Museum Complex, 1300 S University Parks Dr
Waco, TX 76706 United States
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Become a Citizen Scientist for the day! Join scientists from the Center for Reservoir and Aquatic Systems Research (CRASR) at Baylor University in the Mayborn's historic village to measure the water quality of the Brazos River and discuss what the results mean. The data we collect will be entered into a global database celebrating EarthEcho…

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11:00 am

Wildest Weather in the Solar System

August 17 @ 11:00 am - 3:40 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Saturday, repeating until September 7, 2019

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Mayborn Museum Complex, 1300 S University Parks Dr
Waco, TX 76706 United States
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$2 – $3

Experience weather extremes in space as never before. Fly through the dense atmosphere on Venus, methane storms on Titan and centuries old anti-cyclones on Jupiter. We'll explore the Solar System alongside our specially designed imaginary spacecraft so sophisticated that it can take us into the fiercest of planetary cauldrons -bringing us up close with the…

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Artist Charles W. Smith Exhibit

August 17 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Kieran-Sistrunk Fine Art Gallery, 2120 Washington Ave
Waco, TX 76701 United States
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Free

During the month of August, the Kieran-Sistrunk Fine Art Gallery is proud to host artist Charles Smith. Charles is an amazing landscape painter from the Temple area and will have his work in our gallery for the month of August. Charles has a wonderful and enchanting collection of landscape and wildlife works.

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1:00 pm

Ancient Oceans Fossil Hunt

August 17 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until December 29, 2019

Waco Mammoth National Monument, 6220 Steinbeck Bend
Waco, TX 76708 United States
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$3

Learn how to hunt for fossils with one of our experts. Students take home their field journals as well as the fossils they find. Two classes are offered every Saturday and Sunday, 1 pm and 3 pm.    

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3:00 pm

Around the World in 80 Whiskeys

August 17 @ 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Barnett’s Public House, 420 Franklin Ave
Waco, TX 76701 United States
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We heard your request and we are launching the second round of Whiskey Passports! Come in on the 17th to get your Passport and receive 50% off your second whiskey (2oz)!  We will also be launching the expansion backs for those who have completed their passport or those who want a bit more of a…

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6:30 pm

Stars: Rockin’ on Heaven’s Door

August 17 @ 6:30 pm
Waco Civic Theatre, 1517 Lake Air Dr
Waco, TX 76710 United States
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Join us for a few golden hours as we take a stroll through Rock n' Roll Heaven! You'll see and hear artists like Aretha, Elvis, Glen Campbell, David Bowie, Freddy Mercury, Tom Petty, Marvin Gaye, Karen Carpenter, Selena or Richie Valens. Come spend some heavenly moments with songs by your favorite (deceased) rock celebrity!Get tickets…

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7:00 pm

Kissing Tree Vineyards

August 17 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Kissing Tree Vineyards, 109 W 3rd St
Eddy, TX 76524 United States
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Live music and Gourmet Italian food every Friday and Saturday night.

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Tejano on the Avenue: Waco Hippodrome

August 17 @ 7:00 pm - 11:59 pm
Waco Hippodrome, 724 Austin Ave
Waco, TX 76701 United States
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$15 – $40

Join us for the Waco Hippodrome’s first celebration of Tejano music, brought to you by Tejano Outlaw Entertainment and the Mas Tejano show! Three-time Grammy Award winner, Sunny Sauceda, is considered the most energetic accordionist on the planet, with a sultry voice and a dynamic show that is cross-generational. Conjunto Prestigio is one of the…

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9:00 pm

Country Music at the Melody Ranch

August 17 @ 9:00 pm
Melody Ranch, 2315 N. Robinson Dr.
Waco, TX 76706 United States
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$7 – $10

Welcome to the largest dancehall in Central Texas! The Darren Morris Band performs. Doors open at 7 pm.  

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Truckstop Gamblers at the BaCKyArD

August 17 @ 9:00 pm
The Backyard Bar, Stage, and Grill, 511 S. 8th St.
Waco, TX 76706 United States
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$7 – $12

Drop by the Backyard and join us outside for some live country music. Doors open at 6. Click here for tickets.      

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35 South at 5J Dance Hall

August 17 @ 9:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5J Dance Hall, 31727 W Hwy 84
McGregor, TX 76657 United States
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Local favorite 35 South will have you dancing all night! 5J Dance Hall is a classic country music venue designed to preserve the old dance hall feel. Come out & two-step, have a cold beer and enjoy simpler times. Doors open at 6 pm. Concert 9 pm-1 am.

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