The weekend is here with some great outdoor events taking place in the Glen Rose area. Make it a good one, and TGIF!

1. Bluegrass Jamboree Festival

Round up the family and head to Oakdale Park for a big annual event, the Glen Rose Bluegrass Jamboree Festival, taking place Friday and Saturday. Tickets are $20 — Kids ages 16 and under are free — and the lineup includes Kody Norris, Salt Creek, Philip Ferguson & Texas True, Joe Bass & the Double Mountain Boys, Mark Phillips & IIIrd Generation, Bluegrass Outlaws, Downtown String Band, Paluxy Pickers and Cedar Junction. To purchase tickets contact the Glen Rose CVB at 254-897-3081.

2. CareFlite Paluxy Pedal

Don’t miss your chance for a scenic and challenging bike ride through the Dinosaur Capital of Texas at the CareFlite Paluxy Pedal event starting at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Glen Rose High School. The ride will have rest stops and water stations setup along the way and vehicles monitoring the course. The fee is $35 and riders can choose between a 29, 38, 53 or 60-mile ride. For more information visit

3. Make a spider web

October is here and with Halloween approaching, Dinosaur Valley State Park has a spooky event for you. Learn about spiders and make a spider web to take home at 11 a.m. Sunday. All materials will be provided and the event is appropriate for all ages. For more information visit Dinosaur Valley’s Facebook page or call 254-897-4588.