What’s happening in Waxahachie this weekend

May 17-19, 2024

Looking for things to do in Waxahachie this weekend? Waxahachie 360 has the list of the best of what’s happening in and around town.

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S.P.C.A. of Texas Strut Your Mutt
Race to End Animal Cruelty

May 18, 2024
Starts at 8:00 a.m.
Getzendaner Park
400 S Grand Ave, Waxahachie, TX 75165

The S.P.C.A. of Texas invites all dogs and their people to join in on the fun of the annual Strut Your Mutt Race to End Animal Cruelty in Ellis County.

Strutters can participate in the 3K fun walk as an individual or part of a team. Plus, enjoy family-friendly food, drink, and entertainment.

The event will also have a Bow Wow Bazaar, with vendor booths, activities for pets and children, demonstrations and more.

Strut Your Mutt, The Race to End Animal Cruelty, supports the lifesaving work that S.P.C.A. of Texas does every day throughout North Texas and at the Ellis County Animal Care Center.

Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. and the walk start at 9:00 a.m.

The Waxahachie Insider’s Guide to the Race to End Animal Cruelty >>


Saturday Morning Fitness

May 18, 2024
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Admission: free
Railyard Park
455 S College St, Waxahachie, TX 75165

Your chance to keep fit free of charge continues.

Enjoy free fitness classes in Railyard Park each Saturday morning, hosted by one of several fitness centers in Waxahachie. 


Saturday Morning Yoga

May 18, 2024
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Admission: free
Railyard Park
455 S College St, Waxahachie, TX 75165

Open to all ages, Yoga in the Park is a free event. Bring your own mat.


Scrapbooking for Adults

May 18, 2024
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Admission: free
Sims Library
515 W Main St, Waxahachie, TX 75165

Learn how to scrapbook, with other adults, and your memories, paper keepsakes and photos will always be accessible and storable through the craft of well-designed scrapbooks.

Bring your a photo or two to start your scrapbook page.

Supplies are limited. RSVP at: https://www.simslib.org/event-details/scrapbook-101


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Kokedama Building Class

May 18, 2024
6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Admission: $40 per person
Paper Leaves
510 Water St, Waxahachie, TX 75165

A Kokedama is a Japanese pot of sorts, made of moss and string to create a ball of soil for houseplants. This class will include a 4-inch plant of your choice and all materials needed to make your own Kokedama. Call 214-903-7314 to reserve and pay for your spot in the class.


Name That Tune Patriotic Bingo

May 18, 2024
8:00 p.m. – 11:59 p.m.
Admission: free
Fat Tuesday
2760 Venture Wy, Waxahachie, TX 75167

Fat Tuesday in Waxahachie is hosting a night of all-American tunes in a Name That Tune Patriotic Bingo event.


Make Your Own Plant Tinctures

May 19, 2024
3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Admission: $30 per person
Wild Thyme Herb Shop
700 Water St, Waxahachie, TX 75165

Learn how to use alcohol-to-water ratios that will extract the most constituents from plant materials your own strong, effective plant tinctures.

To register, call Nancy at 512-284-1152.


Live Music

The best of live music this weekend in Waxahachie:

King George’s Birthday Bash

May 18, 2024
7:00 p.m. 
Admission: free
Railyard Park
455 S College St, Waxahachie, TX 75165

Calling all Country music aficionados and fans of the legendary George Strait: It’s time to dust off your boots and polish those belt buckles because there’s going to be a birthday bash in honor of George Strait — on his actual birthday.

King George, a Tribute to George Strait will perform everything from Strait’s greatest hits to some lesser known favorites, celebrating the timeless music that has crowned George Strait as the King of Country Music.

Janie Fricke

May 18, 2024
7:00 p.m.
Admission: $50.00 – $350.00
Texas Theater
110 W Main St, Waxahachie, TX 75165

The Texas Theater hosts a night of music with Janie Fricke.

Tickets >>

Cork House Winery
213 E Main St, Waxahachie, TX 75165

Friday, May 17, 2024
7:30 p.m.
Admission: free
Jerrod Medulla

Saturday, May 18, 2024
7:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Admission: free
Midnight Sun
Seven decades of Rock and Country music

Big Al’s Down the Hatch
200 S. Rogers St. Waxahachie TX 75165

Friday, May 10, 2024
7:00 p.m. – Close
Admission: free
Karaoke
Your favorite music, desecrated by the locals

Railport Brewing Company
405 W. Madison St. Waxahachie TX 75165

Saturday, May 18, 2024
6:00 p.m.
Admission: free
Longshot
Top hits from the ’60s, ’70s, ’80s and today

Texas Art and Pour
109 W Franklin St #115, Waxahachie, TX 75165

Friday, May 17, 2024
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Admission: free
Ben Barker
Jazz


NOTE: Waxahachie 360 does its best to reflect accurate times and fees for the events that we list. However, neither we nor the event hosts are perfect and therefore we are not responsible for inaccuracies, typos, weather delays or cancellations, acts of God, mobs, riots, alien invasions, stock market slumps, unemployment, bratty children, the pollen count, gum getting stuck to your shoe, bad hair days or any other reason for the information failing to be correct. Confirmation of event details is the responsibility of the person who wishes to attend the event or activity. Consider this weekly update a sort of suggestion that maybe something is happening, or maybe it’s not. We don’t really know.