Hot Summer Nights
During June and July, downtown plays host to Hot Summer Nights,
a free concert series every Thursday night. Each week about a thousand people gather on the
, bring their lawn chairs, picnic blankets and coolers, and listen to some serious musical talent on the gazebo stage. During the 15-year history of Hot Summer Nights, performers have ranged from Ray Wylie Hubbard to Jack Ingram to Max Stalling. Each concert begins at 7:30 pm, just in time to watch the sunset and cool off after a busy day on the lake.
Sherman Arts Festival
Since 1982, the Sherman Municipal Lawn turns into a glorious hub of activity for this annual welcome to autumn. More than 10,000 people join
fun every year.
Sherman Council for Arts and Humanities is in
charge of the festival and its many facets. The festival features a judged
Live entertainment plays a big
role in all of Sherman's festivals.
art show and sale for ages 18 and up; youth art show; woodcarving show and sale; 5K, 15K and Fun Run benefiting the Sherman Education Foundation; live music and entertainment from two stages; pumpkin patch; pancake breakfast, used book sale at the Sherman Library; free tours of The Sherman Museum; t-shirt painting for kids; food vendors galore; and more than 100 arts and crafts vendors. The Festival is traditionally held on the third Saturday in September, and it's a great place to begin your holiday shopping.
Hispanic Heritage Festival
The Hispanic Heritage Festival has been a Sherman tradition since 1997, and is usually held the second Saturday in September. This free event includes a custom car show, live entertainment, amazing authentic food, and a huge kids area. Check out Mariachi Mexicanisimo, folklorico dancers, contests and prizes on the main stage. Then browse the donks, lowriders, and hot cars at the custom car show. Don't miss the pupusas, tacos, and barbecue! After the festival, the Hispanic Heritage Foundation holds the Queen's Coronation Ball in the Sherman Municipal Ballroom.
Thousands of children and their parents come to Fright Fest every year, which is held on the Sherman Municipal Lawn. This Halloween event is sponsored by the Sherman Police Department, and offers kids and parents a safe, controlled environment to trick-or-treat. It was started after the attacks on 9-11 to give parents a feeling of security. Live entertainment plays throughout the evening, and the event is free. Just bring your buckets because there's plenty of candy to go around!
Held in conjunction with the Sherman Christmas Parade, this two-day festival brings retail & food vendors to the downtown square. Enjoy hot chocolate and funnel cakes while you do some Christmas shopping! St. Mary's School holds a 5K in conjunction with the festival.
Texoma Earth Day Festival
The Earth Day Festival is a communitywide, free, fun, family event where ordinary people will learn practical things to improve the health of the planet, their children and themselves. The festival features vendors, workshops, entertainment, plant sales, and much more.
Visitors Center 118 W Lamar St, Sherman, TX 75090