A Complete Guide to Spring in Waco


Ah, springtime in Waco. Here is a huge list of things to do in Waco to get out and enjoy this wonderful time of year in this fantastic city we live in!

Urban Acres

A full service equestrian center offering lessons for beginners and advanced riders alike. Custom lessons and clinics can be tailored to any need, so hop on with your littles and take a “Mom and Me” lesson!

Train for Your Next Race

Running isn’t for everyone, but if it’s your thing, get outside and enjoy that spring weather. Register for the Silo District Marathon (marathon, half-marathon, and 5K) here or the Bearathon (half-marathon and 5K) here. Your kids will love holding signs for you and cheering you on!

Dr. Pepper Museum

Did you know that the Dr. Pepper Museum has a happy hour? Large fountain drinks are 50% off Monday through Saturday from 11-1 and Sunday from 12-1. You don’t have to pay admission to visit the soda fountain or gift shop.

Waco Mammoth National Museum

Open 7 days a week from 9 AM – 5 PM.

Waco Civic Theatre

Catch a show such as Junie B. Jones, The Three Musketeers, or Grease!

Cameron Park Zoo

You can never go wrong with the zoo. Be sure and check out their upcoming events, like Spring Forward for Amphibians or Party for the Planet, and grab your friends for a play date.

Hey Sugar

Candy colored heaven. It’s no surprise why kids love this local candy store.

Spring at the Silos

Join Magnolia for their annual Spring at the Silos event! On March 15-17 the streets by the Silos will be lined with new and returning artisan vendors and food trucks. More information about the weekend coming soon.

Cheddar Box Wednesday’s

Did you know that Cheddar Box offers $5 sandwiches to locals on Wednesday? It’s the perfect day to beat the crowds and take advantage of the beautiful Magnolia grounds.

Cotton Belt Trail

Load up your bikes and take a 2.5 mile ride on Cotton Belt Trail. Enjoy the scenery and sunshine!

Photo Ops in front of murals

Here are the top 5 murals in Waco:
“City With A Soul” 501 S. 8th St On the backside of The Findery
“Dear Waco We Love You” 926 La Salle On the side of Shades of Shabby
“WacoTown” 217 S. 4th St
“You Look Nice Today Waco” 115 N. 7th St
“Starry Night” 1000 Columbus Ave

Waco Pedal Tours

Waco Pedal Tours is Waco’s one and only pedal bike tour. We not only offer another thing to do in Waco, but we offer a unique activity that can cater to whatever your needs entail. Ride along one of our core packages, or schedule a private tour with the theme of your choice—the sky is the limit!

Antique Shopping In & Around Waco

 Laverty’s, LaSalle Shoppes, Junque in the Trunk, and Cedar Chest just to name a few. Click the link above for our complete list!

Common Grounds

You must order a Cowboy coffee and let the kids play on the stage in the backyard seating area. Bonus, they are opening a second location in Woodway very soon.

Suspension Bridge/Feed the Ducks

Take a stroll over the bridge and let your littles feed the ducks. Then, take a walk across the street for some good eats and treats from Sub Zero  or  Fuzzy’s Taco Shop

The Art Center of Waco

Check out the upcoming kids classes like “Spring Art Lab” or “Cookies & Coloring”. Tons of choices for your little artist.

Brazos Bluff Ranch

Only 10 miles from downtown Waco, Brazos Bluffs Ranch offers horseback riding, fishing, and more.

Practically Pikasso

Waco’s only eclectic art studio. Fun for the whole family: painting, pottery, and more.

Waco Tours

The perfect way to see the best of Waco. A 2.5 hour tour featuring Lover’s Leap, home tours, Harp Design Co., and a guaranteed good time.

BSR Cable Park

Did someone say lazy river? The cable park and royal flush slides are for the thrill seeker and an absolute blast. Reopening in Spring 2018.

Paddle Board

Pura Vida Paddle and Waco Paddle Company offer kayaks, paddle boards, and SUP yoga. Kid friendly and guaranteed outdoor fun.

Magnolia Market

Year round at the Silos, there is a big green lawn equipped with cornhole and balls for the kids to play with, a line of food trucks to choose from, and delicious cupcakes calling your name.

Mayborn Museum

The Mayborn is a kids dream! This is a must see. The awesome Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle exhibit lasts until May 6th.

Catch a game

Baylor sports are in full swing. (no pun intended). Check out their full schedule here.

First Friday

Events, food, drink and specials around downtown Waco all day on the first Friday of each month.

Farmers Market

Hands down, the best way to start your Saturday. Local farmers, good eats, and even better company.

Visit the Bears

Kids driving you crazy? Grab some ice cream from Heritage Creamery and walk to see the bears & fountain on campus.

Hewitt Public Library

From the gorgeous facility to story time, Hewitt Public Library is a family favorite.

Flips Friday Fun

Flips Gymnastics offers a Friday morning fun day once a month from 10-11:30. At only $5 a child, it’s worth every penny.

Jump n Place

With free wifi available and large screen TV’s, you can keep up with the game or get work done while your kids work off that energy on their many inflatables. Adults are always free!

Urban Air

Indoor trampoline park that is ideal for some family entertainment.

Lemonade Stand

A great way to get your kiddos in the kitchen and teach them the value of a dollar. Plus, it makes for some super cute photo ops.

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Paige is happily married to Andrew and became a mother to twin boys, Hayden and Ashton, in December 2016. Against all odds, a girl raised in New Mexico met a boy from Michigan while they were attending Baylor University in Texas. Andrew and Paige took a year off to start their family, and have now returned to reside in Hewitt and finish their bachelors' degrees at Baylor. When the twins are asleep, she enjoys curling up with a Common Grounds coffee and either a book or a Sudoku puzzle. She loves breaking stereotypes of young moms by thriving as a twenty year old mom of multiples.