Lifestyle & Entertainment

Celebrate the Spirit of Taylor

Taylor represents the best of Texas. We’re a community well-known worldwide for our barbecue, historic downtown, rich culture, and progressive leadership. Located just 30 miles northeast of Austin, we are part of the Greater Austin area while remaining true to our charming hill country roots. 

Ready to go shopping? You’re sure to find exactly what you’re looking for - and the unexpected - in downtown Taylor. With more than 20 shops specializing in the latest fashions and home decor to antiques and vintage treasures, Taylor shopping is Taylor Made.

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Food. Culture. Entertainment

Enjoy an array of dining options with fresh world-class flavors from around the world at locally owned diners and cafes and four BBQ restaurants on the Texas BBQ trail. 

Explore local cultural icons in our historic downtown, such as 120ART Gallery, Moody Museum, and architectural walking tour

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Nightlife & Drinks

Spend a night on the town with Taylor’s nightlife and music scene with popular bars and venues such as  Black Sparrow Music Parlor, Taylor Station Bar, and Texas Beer Company.

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Family-Friendly Fun

Many family-friendly events are held throughout the year, including car shows, BBQ cookoffs, Taylor Rodeo, 4th of July Fireworks, and Patriot Day and Christmas parades.

Festivals, such as Blackland Praire Days, Music on Main, and Main Street Third Thursday are held throughout the year featuring live music, local vendors, food trucks, kids’ activities, and more. 

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Heritage Square Farmer’s Market

Shop high-quality locally grown produce, responsibly raised meats, and unique handmade goods from local farmers, ranchers, and artisans every Saturday from 10 am - 2 pm at the Heritage Square Pavillion.

Aerial view of the Heritage Plaza
Heritage Square

Located in historic Downtown Taylor, Heritage Square consists of 1.67 acres with an amphitheater, splash pad, public art display, shade structures and seating, a walking path, and historical markers. In 2017, the city received a $500,000 grant from Texas Parks and Wildlife to fund improvements to the park, including the construction of a new Downtown Skate Park.

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Parks and Trails

Enjoy the beautiful Texas Hill Country with more than 315 acres of outdoor space, lush green areas, and over eight miles of hike and bike trails. Bull Branch, Murphy, and Fannie Robinson Parks offer amenities such as public swimming pools, fishing pier, basketball, tennis and volleyball courts, baseball and softball fields, disc golf, playscapes, botanical gardens, covered pavilions, and more.

For the avid outdoor enthusiast, Taylor Park is only a short 20-minute drive from the city. The park offers camping, boating, hiking, and wildlife viewing alongside Granger Lake.


Lighted Tournament-Quality Ball Fields 


Softball Fields


Boys Baseball Fields

Taylor Regional Park

Located on the southern end of the Blackland Prairie Ecological Region of Texas, Taylor Regional Park is a state-of-the-art recreation area, sports facility, and nature preserve with a 6-acre lake.

Aerial view of baseball fields

Lake Granger

Located just eight miles from Taylor, Lake Granger offers fun for the entire family, with fishing, camping, swimming, and boating activities.

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