What to do in Waco this weekend: 8/25 – 8/27

Kari Jobe will be performing her new album "The Garden" 7 p.m. Sat. at Waco Hall. Photo credit: Courtesy Photo

By Kristina Valdez | Arts and Life Editor

Friday, Aug. 25


Late Night at Baylor University

Location: Bill Daniel Student Center, Moody Library, Russell Gym, McLane Student Life Center and Bobo Baptist Student Center | Cost: Free | Time: 9 p.m.- 12 a.m.

New and returning students will have the opportunity to meet-and-greet over 225 student organizations. There will be games, food and prizes at various locations. Need we say more?

‘What About Waco’ Documentary Screening

Location: Mayborn Musuem | Cost: Free | Time: 6- 8 p.m., Fri.- Sun.

While you are avoiding Hurricane Harvey, spend the evening inside watching the award-winning four-part documentary series about the history of Waco. The episodes include “Bridge and Troubled Water,” “3 Years: Part 1,” “3 Years: Part 2” and “A Mighty Wind.” If Hurricane Harvey keeps you in Friday night, you have the rest of the weekend to see the documentary.

Saturday, Aug. 26


Waco Downtown Farmers Market

Location: 5th St. and Washington Ave. | Cost: Free | Time: 9 a.m.- 1 p.m.


If it is not raining cats and dogs Saturday morning, you can visit the Waco Downtown Farmers Market as they bring our favorite vendors and artisans for the reoccurring weekend event. Click here to learn more about the Waco Downtown Farmers Market.

2017 Margarita and Salsa Festival

Location: 4601 Bosque Blvd | Cost: $31- $36 | Time: 5- 10 p.m.


Cody Jinks, Randy Rogers Band and Jon Wolfe will be performing at the Margarita and Salsa Festival, one of the largest music events in Waco. Along with multitude of salsa tastings, all of the proceeds will benefit Heart ‘O Texas Fair and Rodeo Scholarship Program.

Kari Jobe: The Garden Tour

Location: Waco Hall | Cost: General Admission $22.95 | Time: 7 p.m.


Christian singer-songwriter Kari Jobe will be performing her newest album “The Garden” that celebrates finding peace in the midst of tragedy. The Baylor Lariat spoke with Jobe about the inspiration for the album and what the audience can expect to see Saturday evening. Click here to read Jobe’s interview.

Sunday, Aug. 27


Ben Rendek at Slippery Minnow

Location: 3201 Overflow Road | Cost: Free | Time: 5 p.m.

For your weekend wind down, Ben Rendek will be performing live at the Slippery Minnow. Look out over Lake Waco as Rendek brings in the upcoming week with country music.




Waco 52 Pop-up Gallery

Location: 712 Austin Ave. | Cost: Free | Time: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Mon. – Sat.

Waco 52 Pop-up Gallery will exhibit 52 art pieces 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday at 712 Austin Ave. The gallery exemplifies talented local artists and will leave Aug. 31.

John McClanahan: The Velasco Paintings

Location: Martin Museum of Art | Cost: Free | Time: Sat. 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. and Sun. 1- 4 p.m.

Former Baylor art department chairman John McClanahan’s collection “The Velasco Paintings will feature abstract landscape paintings and water color works from Aug. 22 to Sept. 24 at Martin Museum of Art.