10 Things To Do in Central Texas This Weekend: 6.26.21-6.27.21

10 Things in Central Texas this weekend
10 Things in Central Texas this weekend(KWTX)
Updated: Jun. 24, 2021 at 5:00 PM CDT
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(KWTX) - Looking for things happening this weekend in Central Texas? Look no further! We have 10 suggestions of things around Central Texas to do this weekend!

This weekend, the Walker Strong event will be happening at the Limestone County Fairgrounds. The event will honor the life of Texas Department of Public Safety, Officer Chad Walker, who was shot and killed during a traffic stop near Mexia earlier this year. The initiate will also be to raise $150,000 for bulletproof windshields for law enforcement patrol vehicles. Tickets are just $25 for this fun-filled family event with music and food but it’s true purpose is to help protect our men and women in blue. Festivities are Saturday and worship service is Sunday at the walker strong event in Groesbeck. The Gordon Collier Band will be there along with your chance to dunk meteorologist Brady Taylor in the dunking booth.

Independence Day is right around the corner and the city of Belton is having a week-long celebration that starts this Saturday. The 4th of July Kick-Off Street Party happens at the Bell County courthouse square in Belton starting at 5:00 p.m. with live music, food trucks, games, and craft brews. Don’t’ forget your lawn chair! The celebration continues next weekend with a parade that has been featured as one of USA Today’s Top Ten Parades in the country, PRCA rodeo, Festival on Nolan Creek, a carnival, and a Backyard Party at Schoepf’s, concert and fireworks.

It’s Elvis times two - that’s right, there are two Elvis impersonators - at the 96-year-old Palace Theatre in Marlin on Saturday night. Tickets are on sale now for “Double Trouble” and it’s a BYOB event.

Here’s the scoop – the Third Annual Cone with a Cop event is happening this Saturday from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Waffle Cone in Copperas Cove. Officers and deputies from the Copperas Cove Police Department, Coryell County Sheriff’s Office and the Lampasas County Sheriff’s Office will be there and ready for some conversation.

The 91st Annual Mexia Rodeo is happening through Saturday. Events include Bareback, Saddle Bronc, Ranch Bronc, Bulls, Ladies Barrel Racing, Tie Down, Breakaway, Steer Wrestling, and Team Roping. Live music following the rodeo Saturday night. Gates open at 5:30 and kids 3 and under are free.

The Robinson Family Farm in Temple puts on Sunflower Fest this weekend. Enjoy sunflower fields, summer photo ops, live music, herding show, barrel train, jumping pillow, farm animals, and a butterfly release. The sky will be filled with beautiful butterflies Saturday morning at 11:00 a.m. and the herding shows take place at 12pm & 3pm. Tickets are on sale here!

Keep Copperas Cove Beautiful Day is Saturday! Before the heat of the day, help clean up the city by picking up trash, graffiti removal, and sidewalk clean up. Meet at 112 W Ave D at 8:00 a.m. and leave by 10:00 a.m.

Temple residents have the opportunity to catch up on pet vaccinations and get pets microchipped this Saturday from noon to 3:00 p.m. The first 50 pets will get a free microchip with free registration! The Vaccination & Microchip event is located at the Temple Animal Shelter.

The Sparta Volunteer Fire Department is hosting June Fest – a community day with lots of family fun followed by by life entertainment by Baila Pacifica Entertainment – a hula show – which starts at 7:00 p.m. The event takes place at 6308 Sparta Rd in Belton from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. with food trucks, cake walk at 2:00 p.m., raffle at 3:00 p.m., kids corner, and lots more!

Yoga can be beneficial to those who experience PTSD. Join Yoga 8 for a free, Yoga for PTSD, class on Saturday from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. where participants work on syncing awareness of movement with breath. That combination has a specific and profound impact on training the body’s nervous system and can help survivors of post-traumatic stress disorder reconnect with their bodies.

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