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May 9, 2022

Your Bryan summer bucket list

Whether you’ve been here an hour or 20 years, explore the many ways you can make the most out of your summer here in Bryan! Warning: delicious food and family fun required!

Photo of Downtown Bryan view of the Queen Theatre and adjacent buildings.

    Explore Bryan’s Historic Downtown and Cultural District

    Take a stroll in Historic Downtown Bryan and take in the historic architecture, explore one of the many unique shops, or stop in at a local restaurant. With much to explore and experience, Downtown Bryan is the place to be.

Connect with nature at Lake Bryan

With more than 20 miles of hiking and biking trails, campgrounds, swimming areas, a boat ramp, and great fishing spots, you’ll find there are countless ways to connect with nature at Lake Bryan. Catch a sailboat gliding across the water or paddle your way across the lake yourself with kayak and paddle board rentals.

Woman kayaking at Lake Bryan.

Farm to table meal from Ronin with beer.

Try our flavorfully diverse eateries

From authentic street tacos to Asian and European-inspired restaurants, you won’t have to wander far to try international cuisine in Bryan! In the mood for something closer to home? Try one of the many homestyle and soul food eateries Bryan has to offer.

Photo of people downtown for First Friday.

Experience First Friday in Downtown Bryan

Join in on the excitement in Downtown Bryan on the first Friday of each month for live music, arts and craft vendors, pop-up experiences, and all-around fun. Bring your family, your friends, or your pet; all are welcome at First Friday!

Shop local at the Farmers’ Market

Featuring over 50 local vendors, the Brazos Valley Farmers’ Market provides an opportunity to connect Bryan residents with locally sourced produce and product. From jellies and jams to farm fresh eggs and Texas beef, if you’re interested in stocking your pantry locally, the farmers’ market is a must!

Produce from the Brazos Farmer's Market

Statues outside the Carnegie History Center

Explore Bryan’s history

With Bryan in its 150th year, it’s no secret that Bryan is teeming with stories from the past. To experience it, you can stroll through our historic downtown, wander through the exhibits at the Boonville Heritage Park, explore the artifacts at the Brazos Valley African American Museum and the Brazos Valley Natural History Museum, or dive into the historical narrative at the Carnegie History Center.

Kids learning how to swim at the Bryan Aquatic Center for the World's Largest Swim Lesson event.

Join in on the family fun

Bryan hosts many family-friendly locations and activities. Explore over 50 local parks and trails, join a local sports league, or make new friends at one of many Parks and Recreation programs. During the spring and summer months, you can dive headfirst into two public pools featuring water slides and splash features.

Check out Bryan’s music scene

As a certified Texas Music Friendly Community, Bryan knows how to enjoy music. With ample festivals and events featuring music throughout the year and several live music venues finding music in Bryan is not hard to do.

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    Have fun at Midtown Park

    Midtown Park is where the outdoors meets competition and fun! Quickly becoming the center of sports and activities in Bryan, keep your eye on events and activities located here. Take a swing at Big Shots Golf, catch a game at Travis Fields, wander down the walking trail, or work on your kickflip at Williamson Skate Park.

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  • Boonville Heritage Park, bluebonnets

    Take in the wildflowers

    With wildflowers dotting alongside roadsides and front yards, the view in Bryan during the spring and summer is unbeatable! Enjoy the many colorful backdrops of bluebonnets, Indian paintbrushes, and coreopsis throughout town during the spring and early summer months.

     
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