Paris features an active theater and musical community truly dedicated to their art. Take in one of five annual productions at the Paris Community Theatre, heralded for shows that range from well-known musical adaptations to original comedies and dramas. Afterwards, you may want to stroll down to Bywaters Park to catch a free summer concert performed by the regionally-famous Paris Municipal Band. If you are in the market for something that is a little more high-action, Paris features its very own drag racing strip, at which NHRA-sanctioned races are hosted between the months of March and August.
Things to See
Paris has no shortage of fascinating and meaningful landmarks to visit and learn from. By far, the most famous of these is the replicated Eiffel Tower, which stands at 65 feet tall and is topped off with a cowboy hat for true Texas charm. Other points of interest include The Evergreen Cemetery, where you can catch a glimpse of a beloved 12-foot statue of Jesus in cowboy boots atop the Babcock monument. If you want to learn about local history, be sure to check out gems such as the Sam Bell Maxey House and the A.M. & Welma Aikin Regional Archives.
Celebrate in Paris
When you want to be part of the excitement, Paris holds a number of annual celebrations that appeal to all ages and interests. If dancing is your thing, kick up your heels and do-si-do during the Cahparral Square Dancing Weekend or the Texas Square Dance Convention. For an experience that you and your loved ones will never forget, check out the fun, food, and games at the Red River Valley Fair & Expo. Cycling fans will not want to miss the Tour De Paris Bicycle Rally in July, which begins at the famed cowboy hat-clad Eiffel Tower and meanders through the most scenic parts of town.