It’s a Friday night in Burleson and you can hear a band warming up. In Crowley, a community wide event is starting to take place at Bicentennial Park. The Friday Night Lights are shining bright at Owl Stadium. You don’t have to drive North on I-35 for a fun night out. Any weekend of the year and you will find something going on right here in your local community.

Burleson hosts some of the best live local acts at their various restaurants. Check the schedules of Old Texas Brewing Company, Spice Rack, Frescos and other area restaurants and you are sure to find a great musician or band on any Thursday, Friday or Saturday night.

You can find great family friendly events throughout any season, including music and movie series put on by the City of Crowley and the City of Burleson. The fall brings something that will interest everyone. Old Town brings the Avengers to the Old Town Picture Show on October 6, celebrates their heritage at Founders Day on October 13 and welcomes ghosts, superheroes and princesses at the Boo Bash on October 27. At Founders Day, you will also find the 3rd Annual Pooch Parade, hosted by Local Life. The City of Crowley is providing several family friendly events through October including a Harry Potter theme escape room and a pumpkin paint night. They stir up excitement on October 27 with the Haunted Hayride. The annual Sip and Shop is hosted at the Crowley Rec on Nov 2, as we start moving into the holiday season. You can continue your shopping the next day at the Power of Heels Holiday Bazaar. Pumpkin patches are spread throughout the area, from Country Critters in Alvarado to the Methodist churches in Burleson and Joshua with special events scheduled. Zombies will be overtaking North Texas Jellystone throughout October in their Zombie Zone. Carnivals, Trunk or Treats and festivals will be taking place at local schools and churches as Halloween approaches. Make sure to meet your neighbors and community leaders at the various National Night Out events on October 2.

Coming up on November 10th is one of the area’s largest festivals. The Burleson Wine and Beer Crawl features some of the best wineries and craft breweries in Texas with a full line up of bands covering your favorite music. Vendors will line the streets so you can shop as you listen to tunes and sip your wine.

Speaking of wine, Burleson is home to the wonderful Lost Oak Winery. You can tour the winery throughout the year and enjoy the “fruits” of their labor in their award-winning wine. There are events throughout the year, with a variety of family friendly and adult only gatherings. Live music, dancing, crafts, culinary lessons, murder mystery theater, and brunch are just a few on the list of popular events hosted by Lost Oak.

You can start a holiday tradition with your family by taking in the annual production of The Nutcracker presented by Artistic Motion Dance Academy. More than 100 performers from AMDA are featured in this classic holiday ballet. It delights audiences of all ages each year with its beautiful choreography, gorgeous set and costume design and magical dancing. The Nutcracker takes place on November 17 or 18.

You don’t have to wait for a date on the calendar to find something for your family to do. House of Air in Crowley is a trampoline and ninja course park that all ages can enjoy. Take your family to one of their specially priced family nights, drop your teen off at one of their teen events, or have fun while burning energy any day after work. They have specials all throughout the week.

Between the cities of Burleson, Joshua and Crowley, the entertainment possibilities are huge and constantly growing. Make sure to follow What’s Happening on Local Life’s website, It is constantly updated with all the details you need for what is going on in our community.

Not only are these communities filled with entertainment options, but they are filled with excellent places to eat. Whether you want the best Tex Mex available or a meal that tastes like home, you are guaranteed to find what you want in one our local restaurants. The friendliness of the community is represented in the service you experience at the local eateries. Area residents recently nominated their favorites to compile the first presentation of Local Love: Local Eats. Take some time to learn about the restaurants you and your neighbors chose as being favorites. Support your local community by visiting the area restaurants and make sure you continue to spread the word about all that our community has to offer.