Aug. 11 | See a concert at a dance hall

Dallas-based country musician Corey Kent will perform at Mavericks Dance Hall as part of the venue’s summer music series. Kent has performed with several noteworthy musicians, including the Eli Young Band, Cody Johnson and Koe Wetzel. 7 p.m. Tickets start at $10. Mavericks Dance Hall, 1700 Grand Avenue Parkway, Ste. 240, Pflugerville. 512-514-5650.

Aug. 15-17 | Head back to school

Students in Hutto ISD return to class after summer break Aug. 15, Pflugerville ISD students head back Aug. 16 while Round Rock ISD students return Aug. 17. The full academic calendars for the 2022-23 school year is available on the districts' websites.,,

Aug. 20 | Get in a Nerf battle

The city of Pflugerville will host several outdoor games at Heritage Park, including capture the flag, medic, and attack and defend. Basic Nerf blasters and darts will be provided to pair with the games, but attendees age 10 and older may bring their own Nerf gear. 10 a.m.-noon. $5 (residents), $7.50 (nonresidents). Heritage Park, 901 Old Austin Hutto Road, Pflugerville. 512-990-6363.

Aug. 20 | See Gary Allan perform

KASE 101.9 and 98.1 KVET are bringing Gary Allan to Round Rock Amp for a live performance as part of the Country Music Live series. The all-ages show will have an additional $5 cover charge for minors. 6-11 p.m. $35-$150. Round Rock Amp, 3701 N. I-35, Round Rock.

Aug. 20 | Enjoy a post-baseball game concert

The Dell Diamond will celebrate back to school for the whole family at the Round Rock Express game as they take on the El Paso Chihuahuas. After the game, fans can gather on the outfield grass for a concert ’80s party band, The Spazmatics. 5 p.m. (gates open), 6:05 p.m. (game begins). Tickets start at $12. 3400 E. Palm Valley Blvd., Round Rock. 512-255-2255.

Aug. 26 | Celebrate teachers

Teachers can enjoy a free show featuring classic rock band Keep On Truckin’. Drink specials will be available with a teacher ID. Free. 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Hanover’s Draught Haus, 108 E. Main St. 512-969-5027.

Aug. 26 | Hear live music in a park

Texas Hill Country musician Jesse Stratton will perform his brand of alternative country music for the summer series Music in the Park. The concert is pet-friendly, and attendees may bring lawn chairs, picnic baskets and blankets. 7:30-9:30 p.m. Free. Pfluger Park, 515 City Park Road, Pflugerville. 512-990-6350.

Sept. 3 | Run a 5K for charity

Pflugerville-based nonprofit Backpack Friends will host the Heroes Against Hunger Glow Run. The event features kids activities, vendors and an afterparty with live music from the Alex Winters Band. 6:30 p.m. (check-in), 8 p.m. (race). $30 (early registration), $40 (after Aug. 20). 200 E. Pecan St., Pflugerville. 512-965-3052.

Sept. 3 | Have fun at a flea market

Prete Main Street Plaza Round Rock Market Days at Prete Plaza will feature local arts and crafts vendors as well as food and other entertainment. Attendees will find an eclectic blend of items from tie-dyed clothing to charcuterie boards. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Free (admission). 221 E. Main St., Round Rock. 512-218-7023.

Worth the trip

Aug. 12-13 | Head to the rodeo

The Cedar Park Rodeo will take place at the H-E-B Center over the course of two days. Professional rodeo events include bareback riding, saddle bronc riding, bull riding, calf roping, steer wrestling, girls barrel racing, girls breakaway roping, team roping and mutton busting. Tickets start at $19. 7:30 p.m. both nights. 2100 Avenue of the Stars, Cedar Park 512-600-5000.