Events in Houston this October

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Events in Houston this October

It's October so it must mean it's festival time in Houston. If you're looking for events in Houston this October then be sure to take a look at all the family friendly events taking place this month. From Halloween activities to the Texas Renaissance Festival, there's something for everyone to enjoy this month in Houston

Events in Houston this October

Original Greek Festival

When: October 4th - 7th, 2018

Where: Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral

3511 Yoakum Blvd

Houston, TX

From its original location in downtown Houston (what is now Tranquility Park) to the sprawling grounds that border Yoakum Boulevard, Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral has become a major force in the religious and social communities that comprise Houston today.

Part of the proceeds from the Greek Festival have helped many people through donations to various charitable organizations, such as Children’s Assessment Center, S.E.A.R.C.H., Houston Area Women’s Center, Covenant House, Texas Emergency Aid Coalition (EAC), and the Star of Hope Mission.

Pearland Art & Crafts on the Pavilion

When: October 6th and 7th, 2018

Where: 11200 Broadway Street

Pearland, TX

Enjoy treasure hunting for unique art and handmade crafts and take in the sounds of local entertainment and performances.

2018 Bayou City Art Festival

When: October 13th, 2018

Where: 901 Bagby Street

Houston, TX

Established in 1972, the Art Colony Association, Inc. ("ACA") is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to producing high quality art festivals and events to provide financial support to local nonprofit organizations. Over the past 47 years, the Art Colony Association, producer of The Bayou City Art Festival Downtown in the fall and Bayou City Art Festival Memorial Park in the spring, has raised 3.6 million dollars in support local nonprofit organizations. The Festivals are funded in part by grants from the City of Houston and through Houston Arts Alliance.

40th Houston Italian Festival

When: October 11th - 14th, 2018

Where: University of St Thomas

3800 Montrose Blvd

Houston, TX

The Houston Italian Festival will be held on the grounds of the University of St. Thomas. Visitors may park in the Moran Center Parking Garage, various surface lots and public street parking. Parking Garage and lot fees vary. 

Dia de los Muertos at Traders Village with Telemundo Houston

When: October 14th, 2018

Where: Traders Village Houston

7979 N Eldridge Road

Houston, TX

Traders Village and Telemundo Houston celebrate “Dia De Los Muertos” (Day of the Dead). Mexican traditions honor the life of a departed family member and loved ones by celebrating on this special day.

Dress up your entire Familia in Dia de los Muertos’ costumes and join us in the parade. Prizes will be awarded for the top three costumes.

Build your best decorated Dia de los Muetros Altar with photos, Marigold flowers, Papel Picado, “Pan de Muerto” (Day of the Dead bread), Calaveras’s de Azucar (Sugar Skulls) and offer your loved ones their favorite foods. 1st, 2nd and 3rd place prizes will also be awarded for this contest.   There will also be Mariachi and Aztec Fire Dancers!

Bring the kids to our “Zona de los Niño’s” for fun activities, and face painting.

Texas Renaissance Festival

When: Now through November 25th, 2018

Where: 21778 FM 1774

Todd Mission, TX

The Texas Renaissance Festival is an interactive theme park that embraces different eras, including the 16th century and beyond. The 55-acre theater is filled with live entertainment, food and. The festival opens Weekends beginning September 29 - November 25, Saturdays, Sundays and Thanksgiving Friday.

The enchanted 55-acre village comes to life as all of Europe comes to pay homage to the King and Queen with Eight Themed Weekends. Hundreds of costumed performers are showcased in over 200 daily performances. Visitors meander along shaded cobblestone walkways visiting almost 400 shoppes overflowing with unique arts and crafts of offering delicious foods and beverages. All ages will be amused by the games of skill and human-powered rides. Revel in the sights, sounds, smells, tastes and beauty of this authentically recreated 16th Century British village with lush landscaped grounds and vines. A perfect day ends as behold the burst of Royal Fireworks held above the Festival's lake.

Texian Market Days

When: October 20th, 2018

Where: George Ranch Historical Park

10215 FM 762

Richmond, TX

The Fort Bend History Association is proud to present the 35th annual Texian Market Days festival, held at the George Ranch Historical Park. Bring the whole family to discover more than 150 years of Texas history! Enjoy hands-on activities, battle re-enactments, live entertainment, first-person costumed interpreters, historic home tours, games, cowboys, vintage vehicles, food, craft vendors and more. Texian Market Days is our biggest living history event of the year — you don’t want to miss it!

Houston AfriFEST

When: October 27th, 2018

Where: Houston Baptist University

7502 Fondren Road

Houston, TX

The sixth annual Houston AfriFEST organized by NAMC and her partners is dawning upon us and we are excited as the Houston community comes together to celebrate the rich and diverse cultures of Africa.

Join us as we feature special live music and performances, food and exceptional ethnic cuisines of different African countries, cultural artwork, country displays, fashion shows, games, kids’ activities, and a lot more.

The excitement builds, as we open the doors of Africa to more than 3,000 guests from the Houston area.

8th Annual Energy Day Festival

When: October 20th, 2018

Where: Sam Houston Park

1000 Bagby Street

Houston, TX

Energy Day is Houston’s largest annual FREE family festival showcasing science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Energy Day has nearly 70 interactive demonstrations and exhibits that teach students and their families about the various forms of energy through STEM fields, along with efficiency, conservation, and other related STEM industries.

Blocktober Fest

When: The Parkway at Eldridge

2131 Camden Creek

Houston, TX

German Food Truck + German Beer, Pumpkin Patch for Kids!

CAP Howl-O-Ween Dog & Costume Contest

When: October 13th, 2018

Where: La Centerra

23501 Cinco Ranch Blvd

Katy, TX

Don't miss the Doggie Howl-O-Ween event of the season! The 2018 Howl-O-Ween Dog Walk, Costume Contest and Expo benefiting Citizens for Animal Protection is coming up on Saturday, October 13th!

Harvest Fest 2018 

When: October 20th, 2018

Where: Good Shepherd Episcopal Church

Where: 1207 Winding Way

Friendswood, TX

Harvest Fest 2018, will be bigger, better, and busier than any other year. We are so excited to bring to the local area: vendors, food trucks, family fun, petting zoo, pony rides, face painting, bounce houses, choo-choo train, car & RV show, car bashing, mini bucking horse, and so much more! We have estimated crowds of over 1,200. We will have entertainment from School of Rock, PopStar Perfomers, and Bushi Ban. We will have an online Silent Auction, a Cookies and Coco Café, a craft/wine Drink Depot for adults... a Blast for ALL!!

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