We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing to use our site or clicking the "I understand" button, you agree to our use of cookies detailed in our cookie policy and our terms of use.

Search the Blog

*Choose your desired filters to narrow your search









The summer months are finally here. Whether you’re a music lover or food connoisseur, the state of Texas has so much to offer this season. From concert series to museum exhibitions, there’s something for everyone. Keep reading to see what’s happening near you.

Outlaw Music Festival Tour

There’s nothing like a hot summer night where you get to enjoy a live outdoor concert. Austin’s Q2 Stadium provides an unforgettable outdoor experience, giving music fans a front-row seat to some of music’s biggest names. Willie Nelson will be “On The Road Again” with the beloved Outlaw Music Festival Tour, July 4th 2022 with musical guests Chris Stapleton, The Avett Brothers, Yola, Ida Mae and many more.

Blended Festival

Set to take place at the Long Center for the Performing Arts in Austin, the Blended Festival is the perfect outing for wine and music lovers. This event will feature various food stations, craft cocktails and live music. Come be a part of the ultimate social experience taking place from
September 24th-25th, 2022.

Houston Brewsology

Come enjoy a night at the museum while you sip on some of the best beer Texas has to offer. Houston’s Brewsology Beer Festival will take place at the exciting Houston’s Museum of Natural Science. This event will feature beers from over 50 different breweries and showcase more than 150 beers. Be sure to purchase your tickets and mark your calendars for July 23rd, 2022.

Houston Shakespeare Festival

Experience an over-the-top tribute to this famous playwright, in a festival that attracts over 400,000 people each year. Throughout the month of August, the University of Houston will be hosting free performances of the Shakespearean plays, King Lear and Cymbeline for you and your family to enjoy.

Austin Pride Parade

Austin is celebrating Pride month this year on August 20th, 2022, in an extravagant family-friendly event, filled with music, activities, food and local vendors. Bring everyone together for a fun-filled afternoon to experience all the Pride festivities.

Make the most of summer by exploring these 10-must see road trip destinations across Texas, and discover five easy summer hacks for family fun.

Don’t forget to share your summer experiences with us on Instagram or on Facebook. We’d love to see what people are up to now that the summer months are here.

Images courtesy of: Danny Howe (Outlaw Music Festival); Kobby Mendez (Blended Festival); Houston Museum of Natural Science (Houston Brewsology).


Get new home design and lifestyle stories delivered straight to your inbox and stay in the loop on all things Empire.


Liz, Nicole and Karla

New Home Specialists


Liz, Nicole and Karla

New Home Specialists


Hi! We are your New Home Specialists. Ask us about updates on our release, model home openings, special incentives and other Empire communities information.

T 647-372-0619