The college town of Waco, Texas, may surprise you with its deep cultural scene and diverse nightlife, spanning everything from visual and performance art to live music and theater. This buzz of activity is centered around the downtown Cultural District, located along both sides of the Brazos River and easily accessible on foot or via the free Silo Trolley.
Whether you’re on the hunt for local art, have a yen for rock, or want to enjoy wine and a symphony performance — Texas style — this is the place. Early birds should peruse Saturday’s riverside farmers market from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; night owls, take your pick of downtown after dark. For the best art, music and design finds in town, don’t miss these Waco discoveries.