The city of Tomball, known for its robust schedule of festivals and events, announced its 2021 calendar Jan. 20. With much of the city's festival season halted in early 2020 amid the coronavirus pandemic, this year's 2021 festival calendar is contingent on COVID-19 guidelines and mandates at the time of the events, according to the Jan. 20 release.

Returning festivals include the Rails & Tails Mudbug Festival on May 1, the Honky Tonk Chili Challenge on June 19 and the July Fourth Celebration & Street Festival this spring and summer. The city's family movie event, Second Saturday at the Depot, is scheduled to return June 12.

Events scheduled this fall include GroovFest on Sept. 18, Paces 4 Pink on Oct. 2, Zombill in Tomball on Oct. 9, Bluegrass Tomball on Oct. 16, Depot Day on Nov. 13, the Christmas tree lighting Nov. 19 and Deck the Depot on Dec. 4.

The city's signature events are open to the public and free to attend.