Events in Houston this February

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Events in Houston this February

February is here so get out and enjoy all of these fantastic events in Houston this month. This month it’s all about new beginnings - Mardi Gras and, the Chinese New Year and the Home and Garden Show are just some of the ways you can usher in the new year. Start planning those home improvement projects now at the 34th annual Houston Home and Garden Show. 

Events in Houston this February

For the Birds at Discovery Green

When: February 1st, 2020

Where: Discovery Green

1500 McKinney Street

Houston, TX

Walk with an expert to discover the real wildlife of downtown Houston! These free workshops will begin and end at Discovery Green. Wear your walking shoes and meet at the Lakehouse Café in the park.

Galveston Restaurant Week

When: January 25th – February 9th, 2020

Where: Galveston Area Restaurants

Galveston, TX

The ninth annual Galveston.com & Company Galveston Restaurant Week – Saturday, January 25th thru February 9th, 2020, and presented by Sysco Houston – brings Galveston Island’s vibrant food scene to life for two full weeks of delicious dining.

Galveston is home of the finest Gulf Coast seafood and some of Texas’s most delectable restaurants. And visitors to Galveston Restaurant Week will enjoy these delightful and delicious eateries and more for prix-fixe lunch and/or dinner menus – at attractive price points you’re sure to savor!

Participating in Galveston Restaurant Week is easy! No tickets or passes are required! Food lovers may simply dine out at as many participating restaurants as they like during Galveston Restaurant Week. Two and/or 3-course dinners will be priced between $20-$35; and 2-course lunches, breakfasts, & brunches will cost between $10-$20.

The Ice Powered by Green Mountain Energy

When: Now through February 2nd, 2020

Where: Discovery Green

1500 McKinney Street

Houston, TX

Glide beneath the glittering lights of downtown Houston and embrace the holiday cheer on The Ice powered by Green Mountain Energy!

Help Restore the Noble House

When: Tuesdays – Saturdays

Where: The Heritage Society

1100 Bagby Street

Houston, TX

The non-profit organization was formed in 1954 to save and restore the Kellum-Noble House, which was facing demolition by the city. Originally built in 1847, the home has many stories to tell. Nathaniel Kellum was an industrious man who operated the brickyard and lime plant that produced the bricks and plaster to construct his house. Both the Kellums and Nobles had domestic slaves and some undoubtedly worked in the brickyard, thus contributing to the home’s construction and its story. Zerviah Noble not only lived in the home for decades, but also operated a small school there teaching young Houstonians to read and write, draw and paint, to embroider and appreciate music.  Highlights from the exhibit include original Kellum-Noble bricks, Zerviah’s silver pieces, and a “school room” complete with items from the Middle Bayou School which operated in the late 19th century near Clear Lake.

Over the years, THS has thoughtfully done preservation maintenance, continued historical research, and educated the public about Houston through the lens of the Kellums and the Nobles. Late in 2014, THS began its most ambitious restoration project to date with the goal of stabilizing the building’s foundation. Visitors will see an amazing video that walks you through the work we have done so far and details the future plans for the building. 

HTX Market at Nett Bar

When: February 1st, 2020

Where: Nett Bar

4504 Nett Street

Houston, TX

Come visit HTX Market at NettBar for goodies from local businesses and artisans! This event will be benefiting, beloved hospitality professional, Federico Montemayor, Jr. who has recently been diagnosed with leukemia to help with his medical bills and living expenses while he is undergoing chemotherapy treatment. 

NettBar will be donating a portion of the proceeds from this event, plus we will have a raffle with items that have been generously donated. Raffle tickets will be available 1 for $5 or 5 for $20, so come and show your support!

Market at the Marqe

When: Saturdays

Where: Marq’E Entertainment Center

7620 Katy Freeway

Houston, TX

A new Local Market Experience is entering the Marq-E Entertainment Center! This weekly event will be held every Saturday from 12pm to 5pm and feature 25+ local artisans and makers + live artists, face painting & other family friendly activities!

Chinese Lantern Festival

When: February 8th, 2020

Where: Fort Bend County Libraries

101 Golfview

Houston, TX 

In recognition of the Chinese Lunar New Year, Fort Bend County Libraries will celebrate with a Chinese Lantern Festival on Saturday, February 8, from 2:00 to 4:00 pm, in the lobby of George Memorial Library, 1001 Golfview in Richmond.

Dancing lions from the Soaring Phoenix Dragon & Lion Dance Association will entertain visitors at 2:30 pm.

Crafts and activities celebrating the Year of the Rat are planned for families with children of all ages. Max Nguyen, a paper-crafting volunteer with the Chinese Community Center, will demonstrate the art of origami, which involves folding and twisting pieces of paper to create whimsical works of art.

Rodeo in the Park

When: February 8th, 2020

Where: Kelsey Seybold Clinic – Main Campus

2727 W Holcombe Blvd

Houston, TX

We are pleased to announce that it’s time for Rodeo in the Park, sponsored by the Houston General Go Texan Committee of the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo. Round up your young Cowboys & Cowgirls and bring them out for some free rodeo fun and treats!

Mardi Gras Galveston

When: February 14th, 2020

Where: The Strand

2600 Strand Street

Galveston, TX

At Mardi Gras! Galveston, the extravagance found in Texas’ largest Mardi Gras celebration starts with the beads! More than 3 million beads will be thrown at Mardi Gras! Galveston and that’s just the beginning of the elaborate parades, headliner performances, family events, feasting and other festivities that come with hosting Mardi Gras island style.

WATCH...all your favorite Mardi Gras parades (including the Mystic Krewe of Aquarius, Krewe Gambrinus and Knights of Momus Grand Night Parade as they come to the Entertainment District) from a balcony party on the Strand! Balcony parties include admission into the Entertainment District, access to the balcony party with cash bar and music and a VIP view of the Mardi Gras festivities! Find the full list of tickets HERE.

The 34th Annual Houston Texas Home and Garden Show

When: 1 NRG Parkway

Houston, TX

For 40 years the Texas Home & Garden Show series has connected home and garden professionals and consumers. These events are Texas homeowners best resource for expert advice, money saving tips, remodeling ideas, landscape features and everything you need for your home and garden! Plan to bring the whole family to one of our nine shows hosted in the spring, summer and fall.

  • Meet with industry professionals who have extensive knowledge related to all your upcoming home improvement projects.
  • Get a chance to participate in hands-on experiences through our workshops.
  • Learn about all the latest products for your home and family.
  • Comparison shop several companies under one roof saving you time and resources.
  • Set appointments for project estimates on the spot or take your time and contact companies when you’re ready to begin your project.
  • Save money with show-only specials and incentives.
  • Meet face-to-face with experts.
  • Get to know companies before you bring them into your home!

HBCU Fest

When: February 22nd, 2020

Where: Roberson Middle School

12430 Veterans Memorial Drive

Houston, TX

Join us for some HBCU spirit and a lot of great information. The event will include a college admissions workshop (including financial aid and college selection topics), a spirit show, giveaways, HBCU College Fair and more. It is free! Open to middle and high school students and their families.

World Championship Bar-B-Que Contest

When: February 27th – 29th, 2020

Where: NRG Park

1 NRG Park Drive

Houston, TX

More than 250 teams, led by barbecue aficionados, compete in the World's Championship Bar-B-Que Contest. While most team tents are invitation-only, visitors can enjoy several public venues, including The Garden, Rockin' Bar-B-Que Saloon and the Chuckwagon.  Plus, the carnival is open, for wild rides and fun games.

The Garden Stage, sponsored by Miller Lite, features some of the best up-and-coming and established artists in Texas country. The Rockin' Bar-B-Que Saloon also features live and DJ music, and has an outside patio for visitors to enjoy. Inside the saloon is the Chuckwagon, where visitors can pick up their complimentary sliced brisket plate with chips and beans.

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