There's a lot to do in Texas at any time of the year, but the long-awaited springtime is a season we all love. If you are on a tight budget but are still looking for festivals and exciting events you can add to your 2020 calendar, here is our list of 8 huge and free events in Texas you absolutely can't miss out on this Spring.

Holi Festival of Colors and Love - Austin

Price: Free

When: March 14

Address: Radha Madhav Dham 400 Barsana Rd, Austin

Why You Need To Go: Holi is an Indian tradition where people cover each other in colored powders to celebrate love and the arrival of Springtime. Now you can celebrate this famous costume in Austin, at Radha Madhav Dham. You will enjoy a live band singing Holi songs from Braj, authentic Indian food, and activities for all ages. 

Bacon & Brew Fest - Huntsville

Price: Free

When: April 27

Address: Downtown Huntsville, Texas

Why You Need To Go: Bacon and beer are a match made in Heaven. Enjoy both at this huge annual festival in downtown Huntsville. The event is family-friendly and completely free. Festival-goers will enjoy live music, free bacon sampling, vendors, and of course, brews. Activities for kids, including bounce houses and games, will also be available.

Mardi Gras Festival & River Parade - San Antonio

Price: Free

When: Feb. 22 - Feb. 23

Address: 849 E. Commerce St, San Antonio, Texas

Why You Need To Go: A procession of decorated river floats will fill the San Antonio River Walk with color, music, and performers in costumes, all to celebrate Mardi Gras Texas-style. Put on your best mask, costume, and beads, grab a beer, and make sure you have an excellent spot to enjoy live entertainment at both Arneson River Theater and La Villita Street.

Crawfish and Music Festival - Houston

Price: Free GA until January 3

When: April 4

Address: Peggy Park 4101 Almeda Road Houston, Texas

Why You Need To Go: Any plans for crawfish season? The 2020 Houston Crawfish and Music Festival will be having two stages presenting Zydeco, Country, Soul, and Funk bands from Texas and Louisiana and endless amounts of crawfish and other yummy food options. Grab admission tickets while they're still free. 

ABC Kite Fest - Austin

Price: Free

When: March 28

Address: 2100 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704

Why You Need To Go: This iconic kite festival is about to turn  91 years, and you are invited to the celebration. ABC Kite Fest's main attraction will be the thousands of kites covering Austin's sky. There will also be competitions, food & drinks, and activities for all ages. 

Chinese New Year Festival - Dallas

Price: Free

When: Feb 1

Address: NorthPark Center 8687 N Central Expy, Dallas, Texas

Why You Need To Go: The Year of the Rat is arriving and you can celebrate in Dallas for free! The annual Chinese New Year at NorthPark Center will feature dragon and lion dances, musical and martial-arts demos, art-making, calligraphy, wellness activities, cultural performances, giveaways and more.

Houston Japan Fest - Houston

Price: Free

When: May 2-3

Address: Hermann Park 1700 Hermann Dr, Houston, Texas

Why You Need To Go: A massive Japanese festival is taking over Houston's Hermann Park this Spring, and you can go for free. Meaning you can save your money for purchases at the event. You will enjoy a cosplay contest, crafts, authentic food, a market, live entertainment, demonstrations, and much more.

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Red Gorilla Music Fest - Austin

Price: Free

When: March 2020 (Exact date TBA)

Address: 6th St. & San Jacinto Blvd, Austin, Texas

Why You Need To Go: This Spring, 6th Street in Austin, Texas, will be filled with independent artists playing music, and you can go for free. RedGorilla Music Fest promotes talented up-and-coming performers across all genres of music, and there's no reason to miss it!

Ennis Bluebonnet Trails Festival - Ennis

Price: Free

When: April 17-19

Address: 204 W. Knox St. Ennis, Texas 

Why You Need To Go: Ennis, near Dallas, will host a 3-day Bluebonnet Festival this Spring. That means you can get lost in endless wildflower fields while you enjoy live entertainment, delicious food, a wine tour, market, and tons of activities. It sounds like the perfect Springtime date. 

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