For us here in Texas, summer is never really over but the typical vacation times are coming to an end. If you're still trying to squeeze that little extra fun out of summer, don't worry, we've got you covered. Here are 12 events and exciting things to do all over Texas that you can enjoy this August before summer ends.

Dallas Arboretum "Dollar Days" 

Price: $2

When: The entire month

Address: 8525 Garland Rd, Dallas, TX 75218

Why you need to go: The Dallas Arboretum is having $2 admission for the month of August and drink deals in their cafe. This is a great chance to visit and not break the bank.

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Hot Wings And Hot Things Fest

Price: $8 to $30

When: August 10-11

Address: 12901 N Interstate 35 Frontage Rd, Austin, TX 78753

Why you need to go: This spicy festival will have food competitions, games, and fun. The festival centers around all things spicy.

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Playhaus HTX

Price: $32

When: All month long

Address: 2409 Commerce Street, Houston TX 77003

Why you should go: The playhouse has tons of interactive art installations that are representative of today's street style. You can take pictures and hang out while feeling like a kid again.

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Wishing Lanterns

Price: $5

When: August 24

Address: 110 Broadway St, San Antonio, Texas 78205

Why you need to go: Visitors have a chance to light up the night with lanterns that will be released on the iconic River Walk downtown.

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3rd Annual Margarita Throwdown

Price: $20

When: August 18

Address: 21819 Interstate 10, San Antonio, Texas 78257

Why you need to go: You can find out who has the best margaritas in town at this event while sampling several different margs and hanging out among friends.

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Perot Museum Adult-Only Night

Price: $20 - $29

When: August 9th

Address: 2201 N Field St, Dallas, TX 75201

Why you need to go: The museum is having an adult-only night after closing where you can learn about the science of mixed drinks.

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Waugh Bridge Bat Colony Watching

Price: Free

When: Now-October

Address: 2999 South Wayside, Houston, TX., 77023

Why you need to go: The Houston sky will be filled with bats every night from now until October. It will be a truly wild experience! It's also probably the easiest way to feel like Batman.. or man-bat. 

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Halo Experience

Price: $55

When: August 16-18

Address: Convention Center at 1001 Avenida De Las Americas, Houston, TX 77010

Why you need to go: This event will have everything you'll need for a day of gaming fun and tons of interactive experiences.

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29th Annual Austin Chronicle Hot Sauce Festival

Price: Free!

When: August 29th

Address: 2101 Jesse E. Segovia St, Austin, TX 78702

Why you need to go: The festival will cater to all of your food needs with tons of hot sauce and taco vendors.

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Lady Of White Rock Lake Ghost Hunting

Price: $40

When: August 23

Address: White Rock Lake

Why you need to go: You can go ghost hunting for the Lady of White Rock Lake with equipment and all. 

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Latino Moonlight Serenade

Price: $15

When: August 16th

Address: 1541 W Cesar Chavez St, Austin, Texas 78703

Why you need to go: You can float on a paddleboard or kayak on the Colorado River while being serenaded at a live concert.

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Dior Exhibit At The DMA

Price: $20

When: Now - September

Address: 1717 N Harwood St. Dallas, Texas

Why you need to go: The Dallas Museum of Art is showcasing all of Dior's best work including dresses, shoes, and jewelry.

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