Mardi Gras and Jazz Festival
Sherman's Newest Festival transforms Downtown Sherman in
to a Cajun paradise with live Jazz music on multiple stages,
glorious food, including a crawfish broil and gumbo competition, and so much more! This Festival is held during the traditional Mardi Gras Season one to two weeks before Ash Wednesday.
Texoma Earth Day Festival
The Earth Day Festival is a community-wide, 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.
Interurban Film Festival
Live entertainment plays a big
role in all of Sherman's festivals.
Sherman’s first annual Interurban Film Festival will be held May 16 and 17, in Kidd-Key Auditorium and feature twenty-four films over the two day period from as far away as Australia. A full schedule can be found on the Interurban Film Festival’s website.
Shakespeare In The Grove
DSP&R host a FREE Shakespeare in the Park festival to kick Summer off right. Bring a picinc basket and the whole family down to Pecan Grove Park West to enjoy Shakespeare as it was meant to be, under the stars!
Hot Summer Nights
During June and July, downtown plays host
to Hot Summ
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
Lights on the Lake
Make plans to attend t
he 5th annual "Lights on the Lake" Independence Day celebration presented by Landmark Bank,
in conjunction with the City of Sherman. This family-friendly event offers free live music, kids' activities, and a huge fireworks show! Food will be available for purchase from a variety of vendors.
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
Autumn and 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
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.
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.
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