Special Events

Luling Watermelon Thump

When: Thu., June 23, 5:30 p.m., Fri., June 24, 5:30 p.m., Sat., June 25, 11 a.m. and Sun., June 26, 10 a.m. 2016

Initiated in 1964, Luling’s annual watermelon festival attracts thousands with a family-friendly mix that includes carnival rides, live music, arts and crafts, Queen’s coronation, a shaded marketplace, a giant parade, a classic car show and melon judging, plus seed-spitting and watermelon-eating contests with cash prizes.