Tour Texas Hill Country

Kerrville makes a good home base when touring beautiful Texas Hill Country.

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One day you could visit Stonehenge, an art project that replicates the mysterious stones of England. On another day, you could drive to Bandera, a town called the Texas Cowboy Capital of the World. A third day trip could take you to Fredericksburg, a charming town settled by German immigrants.

Entertainment at Cailloux Theater

While Kerrville is close to several interesting spots, you needn’t leave the city limits to find entertainment. The Cailloux Theater will be offering the following shows within the coming weeks:

  • A tribute to Hank Williams, the renowned singer who greatly influenced country music, will be presented on February 11.
  • February 23 is the date of a Symphony of the Hills concert called Invitation to the Dance. The program will include music by Strauss and an array of other composers.
  • Popular singers Robert Earl Keen and Lee Ann Womack will give a concert on March 4.

Stay With Us

Aside from attending events at the Cailloux Theater, you’ll find other pleasant pursuits in town. These include visiting parks and museums, as well as golfing and shopping at specialty stores. A favorite pastime in spring is to drive along the winding country roads to admire the wildflowers blooming in the fields.

To make reservations at Kerrville KOA, call 800-562-1665 or visit our website. For information, call 830-895-1665 or email kervlkoa@ktc.com. Our address is 2400 Goat Creek Road in Kerrville, Texas.

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Coming Soon to Austin

Leander/NW Austin KOA lies in an area of Texas near beautiful lakes and rolling hills, which makes it a relaxing camping destination.

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Yet it is also a short drive from the entertainment, events and attractions of the city of Austin. Here is what to expect in the coming weeks.

RV Expo Show 2017

Whether you’re in the market for a new motorhome or you just want to see what the latest models look like, it will be fun to attend the RV Expo Show 2017 on February 16 to 19.The location is the Austin Convention Center at 500 E Cesar Chavez. Admission is $6 to $8.

Zilker Park Kite Festival

Take advantage of the windy weather of late winter by going to the Zilker Park Kite Festival on March 5. The free event will be a delightful day of music, food and kite flying. Trophies will be awarded for the winners of various contests, including the highest, steadiest and most unusual kite, along with the smallest and largest kite. The oldest and youngest kite flier will receive an award as well. Even if you prefer not to participate, the festivities will be fun to watch. The address of the park is 2100 Barton Springs Road.

South by Southwest 2017

Anyone who loves the arts will want to attend South by Southwest 2017, which will be held on March 10 to 19 in the Austin Convention Center. It is a large festival that showcases the interactive, film and music industries.

Rodeo Austin

March 11 to 25 are the dates of Rodeo Austin, one of the top events of its kind in the country. It’s quite an affair, as it will involve a carnival, food, shows and attractions. At the rodeo competitions, you can expect to see steer wrestling, bull riding, barrel racing and much more. The location is 9100 Decker Lake Road.

Cirque du Soleil

Mark your calendars for March 15 to 19, when the Cirque du Soleil will be presented at the H-E-B Center in Cedar Park. Tickets start at $46. The amazing skill of the performers makes the show wonderful entertainment.

Stay With Us

Call 888-562-3426 or visit our website to reserve your spot. For information, call 512-259-7200 or email info@nwaustinkoa.com. Our address is 2689 Hero Way in Leander, Texas.

Remembering Buddy Holly

February 3 is the 58th anniversary of the plane crash that claimed the life of Buddy Holley, Lubbock’s favorite son. The Buddy Holly Center will commemorate the occasion with a special day of events.

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From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., a 90-minute documentary of the music legend will be shown in the Fine Arts Gallery. It tells the story of the man whose songwriting and singing style impacted rock-and-roll and country music. Admission is free.

If weather permits, a museum curator will conduct guided trolley tours of local landmarks that played a role in Holly’s career. Tour times are 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., and admission is $5.

The day also includes hands-on activities for all ages, including the opportunity for kids to touch musical instruments. Hours are from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Cirque Eloize Saloon

On February 10 and 11, the Civic Center Theatre will present the Cirque Eloize Saloon. This unique tale is a captivating mix of acrobatics, music, theater and comedy. It is Texas entertainment at its finest. Showtimes are at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and at 2 p.m. on Saturday. Tickets range from $40 to $60. The address is 1501 Mac Davis Lane.

Stay With Us

In addition to the above entertainment, you can enjoy basketball games at the local colleges during this time of year. To make reservations at Lubbock KOA, call 800-562-8643. For information, call 806-762-8653 or email lubbockkoa@msn.com. Our address is 5502 County Road 6300 in Lubbock, Texas.

Oaklawn Opry

Saturday nights are special in Texarkana because of the Oaklawn Opry, which provides wholesome family music shows every week.

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While it specializes in traditional country songs, it also includes a little Gospel, old-time rock ‘n roll, bluegrass and comedy. The 25th Anniversary Show will be held on February 11, so you can expect quite a performance.

Admission is $10 for adults and $18 for couples. The doors open at 6 p.m., and the shows start at 7 p.m. It is located at 2729 New Boston Road, Suite 124.

Jordan World Circus

On February 20, the Jordan World Circus will be in town. This fun family event will involve awesome aerial acts and animal performances. Children can even ride or pet some of the critters.

You can choose from the 4:30 p.m. or 7:30 p.m. show. The address is the Four State Fair at 3700 E 50th Street.

Perot Theatre Events

The Perot Theatre is an absolutely beautiful venue for an array of local entertainment. Built in 1924, the historic building has been restored to its original magnificence. Coming events include a magic show, ragtime concert, play, opera and symphony concert. Attending any event here is a memorable experience.

Stay With Us

Don’t miss our RV park art gallery at Texarkana KOA. Reserve your spot by calling 888-562-5697 or by visiting our website. Call 903-792-5521 for information. We are located at 500 St Micheal Drive in Texarkana, Texas.

Stephens Performing Arts Center

When you visit San Angelo, you can expect great entertainment at Stephens Performing Arts Center, a local venue for concerts and plays.

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The following events are on the calendar for the next couple of months:

  • On January 28, the classic story of The Call of the Wild will enfold on stage. The tale of adventure and survival is heartbreaking and sometimes funny. Showtime is at 2 p.m.
  • The local thespians will present the off-Broadway play Pump Boys and Dinettes on February 11. It combines country and bluegrass music with foot stomping fun. Theatergoers can choose from the 3 p.m. or 7:30 p.m. show.
  • On March 26, the Quebe Sisters will perform. The three women are fiddling champions as well as singers who are pros in an array of genres. The concert starts at 3 p.m.

Get Fit: Healthy You Expo

The New Year’s resolutions people make in January often involve fitness. On January 21, a health expo will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Sunset Mall. It will be a good opportunity to get some health screenings free of charge.

Stay With Us

San Angelo KOA is a good place to stay when exploring the city and visiting attractions such as the ASU Planetarium, Fort Concho, the Nature Center and Goodfellow AFB. You’re sure to have a good time, as you can fish at Lake Nasworthy and golf at one of the local courses.

To make reservations, call 800-562-7519 or visit our website; and to get information, call 325-949-3242 or email sanangelokoa@suddenlinkmail.com. Our address is 6699 Knickerbocker Road.

Bastrop First Friday Art Walk

Like many cities and towns across the country, Bastrop has an art walk on one evening every month.

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The event on the first Friday is an opportunity to browse through galleries and shops, as well as listen to live music and dine. A wide variety of creative works from local and national artists is displayed. The location is the historic downtown area, and admission is free. Hours are from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Karaoke at Old Town Restaurant

Do you like to sing? If so, you’ll want to attend some of the karaoke sessions at the Old Town Restaurant. They are held every Friday night from 8 p.m. to midnight. The eatery is a friendly place that serves delicious burgers, wraps, steak and other typical American fare. They feature a different special on every weekday, and the one on Friday happens to be New York strip steak. The location is 931 Main Street.

Stay With Us

There is nothing like spending time outdoors to help a person relax, so plan a winter stay at our quiet, peaceful campground. You can fish off the riverbank and stroll along the river walk. The nights are cool now, but you’ll be comfortable in one of our cabins.

To reserve your spot at Bastrop / SE Austin / Colorado River KOA, call (800) 562-1620 or visit our website. For information, call (512) 321-7500 or email info@bastropkoa.com. The address is 98 Highway 71 West in Bastrop, Texas.

Wichita Falls Winter Sports

The Wichita Falls sports scene has something for everyone during winter. Your options include the home games of local ice hockey and basketball teams. In addition, the city has an ice skating venue and several golf courses where you can get some great exercise.

Ice Hockey and Basketball

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January competitions include the following:

  • The Wichita Falls Wildcats ice hockey team will play the Shreveport Mudbugs on January 6 and 7. The venue is Kay Yeager Coliseum, and tickets range from $7 to $15.
  • Both the Men’s’ and Women’s’ basketball teams from Midwestern State University have some home games scheduled during the coming weeks. The venue is D. L. Ligon Coliseum, and tickets range from $3 to $8.

Ice Skating

People of all ages love the feeling of gliding on the ice. Whether you are a novice or a pro, you can engage in the sport of ice skating at the Wichita Ice Center. If you’re going to be in the area for a while, you can even take a few lessons offered by the enterprise. The address is 505 W. Maple.

Golf

Our winters are mild enough for enjoying an afternoon out on the links. You can choose from Weeks Park Golf, River Creek Golf Course or Hawk Ridge Golf Club.

Stay With Us

To reserve your spot at Burkburnett/Wichita Falls KOA, call (800) 562-0842 or visit our website. For information, call (940) 569-3081 or email burkburnett@koa.com. Our address is 1202 East 3rd Street in Burkburnett, TX 76354.