With Father’s Day and Juneteenth coming up, there is a lot to celebrate and a lot of events happening. There are car shows, parades and lots of free live music. For more events, check out the online events calendar.
• The Texas State Federation of Square & Round Dancers presents the “Dance Across Texas – Escape the Everyday” State Square Dance Festival on Friday and Saturday from 7 to 10 p.m. at The Brazos Center. The event is free and open to spectators.
• The Downtown Bryan Summer Sunset Series features Texas 105 Band on Friday at 8 p.m. at the Palace Theater. The free concert is presented by KBTX. Gates open at 7:30 p.m. For more information, visit www.downtownbryan.com/event/2019-summer-sunset-series.
• Hudson Creek Alzheimer’s Special Care Center presents an Father’s Day Car Show on Friday at 10 a.m. The cars are provided by the Bluebonnet Street Rodders. The show will be at 3850 Coppercrest Drive.
• The Grimes County Courthouse in Anderson is having a 125th birthday party is on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Enjoy a variety of activities including a pancake breakfast, an antique car exhibit, guided tours of the courthouse, a history display inside the courtroom, a kids’ corner, hot dogs, and an ice cream social courtesy of Blue Bell Creameries. Music will be provided by a barbershop quartet and a brass band. The day will culminate with the dedication of a time capsule to be sealed for 25 years and opened again at the courthouse’s 150th birthday celebration. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/events/1379307695556711.
• The Dixie Chicken 45th birthday celebration is Saturday from noon to 9 p.m. The party will have live music from Holly Beth, Sarah Green, The Gingos & Geoff Spahr, Roger Creager, William Beckman, Josh Grider and Drew Kennedy, Dalton Domino and Dub Miller. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/events/321252988769203.
• On Saturday, just before 10 a.m., the Juneteenth Parade will begin at Kemp Elementary School, proceed along Martin Luther King Jr. Street and end at Sadie Thomas Park in Bryan. The Celebration in the Park event will start at noon and end at 3 p.m. There will be free face painting, train rides, bounce houses and more for kids. The annual dance contest will start at 12:30 p.m. Local vendors will be on site.
• To celebrate Juneteenth, an annual Blues Fest will take place Saturday from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Palace Theater in Downtown Bryan and will feature a number of musical acts and performances.
• The A&M Consolidated Class of ’99 20th reunion is Saturday at 8 p.m. at Café Eccell. There will be appetizers, desserts, an open bar, dancing with a DJ and presentations. Tickets are $50. For tickets, visit www.eventbrite.com/e/class-of-99-20th-year-reunion-tickets-56853255618?aff=ebdssbcitybrowse.
• Century Square presents Coffee and Cars on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The public is invited to browse a diverse collection of cars, including classic and exotic. Enjoy free parking and coffee. For more information, visit www.century-square.com/events.