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4th of July Events in and around Houston – Covid-19 Edition

4th of July Events in and around Houston – Covid-19 Edition

Like everything else in 2020, the 4th of July events in Houston will be a little different. Some of the events are virtual, while others have many new policies in place to ensure the public safety.

Whatever you choose to do this Independence Day – spending time with family, watching fireworks, spending time on the water, etc – we hope you stay safe and have a wonderful time! 

4th of July Events in and around Houston – Covid-19 Edition 

Shell Freedom over Texas

When: July 4th, 2020

Where: Virtual Event 

Houston’s signature patriotic celebration is back with a 2020 approach. Shell Freedom Over Texas will feature a vigorous line up of live and virtual entertainers via broadcast and live streaming on Saturday, July 4th from 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. Mayor Sylvester Turner’s mission is to uphold the health and safety of all Houstonians. This year, guests will not gather for the annual festival on Buffalo Bayou in Eleanor Tinsley and Sam Houston Parks, but will honor the City’s cherished tradition under a new format.

"We will celebrate Houston's diversity and America's Freedom at the city's signature Independence Day event in a new way," said Mayor Sylvester Turner. "This is an opportunity for us to recognize our community for its perseverance through the ongoing pandemic. I am personally grateful to our NEW title sponsor, Shell Oil Company, and NEW fireworks sponsor, Reliant. Their support means we can also honor organizations that have been on the frontlines during the health crisis. I am also grateful for our returning annual sponsors Walmart, Dr. Pepper, and Bud Light Seltzer, who continue to support this important community event."

The evening will kick off with a patriotic tribute by the Houston Symphony, followed by performances with guest artists Houston rappers, humanitarians and philanthropists, Bun B and Trae Tha Truth, nationally acclaimed mariachi band Mariachi Imperial De America, and Houston sibling Norteño trio Los Luzeros De Rioverde. Additional performers to be announced. The 3 hour event will be available via ABC13 Houston.

Independence Day Concert Series – City Centre Houston

When: July 4th, 2020

Where: 800 Town & Country Blvd

Houston, TX

Independence Day welcomes a concert series of live music that you don’t want to miss!*

Live Music schedule for Saturday, July 4:

12:30 - 2:30 PM: Applehead (Blues & Rock)

3 - 5 PM: KDK Band (Pop & Variety)

6 - 9 PM. People’s Choice Band (Country & Pop)

As a courtesy, no outside food or beverages are allowed. Our restaurants offer delicious menu items that can also conveniently be taken to-go.

*Weather permitting; Any changes to the day’s schedule of events will be communicated on CITYCENTRE’S Facebook and Instagram pages. Due to COVID19, we have decided to cancel our annual fireworks show.

City of Bellaire 4th of July Parade

When: July 4th, 2020

Where: Bellaire, TX

9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

This year, we are bringing the parade to you!

Interested in being in the parade? Fill out form here! Contact Victoria Arevalo, 713-662-8291 for more information.

For more information, contact the Bellaire Recreation Center at 713-662-8280.

Click here to view a map of the parade route.

4th of July in The Woodlands

When: July 4th, 2020

Where: The Woodlands, TX

Due to COVID-19, please note the festival portion of the 2020 Red, Hot & Blue Festival & Fireworks Extravaganza has been cancelled. 

The 18-minute Red, Hot & Blue Fireworks Extravaganza, presented by St. Luke’s Hospital – The Woodlands, will be launched from the campus of Lone Star College – Montgomery at approximately 9:30 p.m. Experience both the sights and sounds of the Fireworks Extravaganza by tuning in to KSTAR Country 99.7 FM to broadcast the soundtrack live on or by downloading the app. The app can be found by searching “KSTAR Country Radio” in the App Store or on Google Play. 

Live video feed of the Fireworks Extravaganza will be available on Woodlands Online.

Fireworks will be visible from areas in the immediate vicinity of the college campus, as well as the west side of SH 242 near I-45, including The Woodlands College Park High School and various locations in the College Park Shopping Center. To ensure spectators have the best fireworks visibility possible, fireworks teaser shots will be fired at 9, 9:10 and 9:20 p.m.

Those planning to view the fireworks onsite should practice social distancing and continue following all guidelines recommended by the CDC while viewing the fireworks.

Galveston Island 4th of July Parade

When: July 4th, 2020

Where: Downtown Galveston

Galveston Island will host its annual 4th of July Parade on Saturday, July 4, beginning at 10am.  The parade will begin at 25th Street and Santa Fe Place, continue south on 25th Street, then east on Postoffice Street, then north on 21st,  and continue west on The Strand back to 25th Street.

Events in Houston this June - Covid 19 Edition

Events in Houston this June - Covid 19 Edition

Though Texas has begun to open, there are still few live events like we're used to in Houston. The large summertime events that draw thousands, like outdoor music festivals, BBQs, fireworks displays and all those other great outdoor activities we love to enjoy are still on hold. Even though Houston has been reopening, many businesses are being cautious and waiting longer. Sadly, some businesses will not be able to open up again.

There are some things you can do in Houston - you can get a hair cut, you can see a movie, you can visit your doctor and you can go out to eat. All of these things should be done with caution and most businesses will post clear messages about the safety measures they have taken and expect their customers and clientele to adhere to. Stay Safe Houston!

Events in Houston this June - Covid 19 Edition

Live Interactive Online Classes & Camps for Kids

When: Ongoing

Where: Online

Live online classes and online summer camps for kids provide engaging e-learning experiences from home. Virtual summer camps are on sale through May 31! Art, cooking, kids coding, lego, languages, music, math, and dance are popular online courses for kids to do at home. Get an additional $15 off when you attend the virtual camp fair!

The Escape Game Remote Adventures

When: Ongoing

Where: Online

Play our escape games from anywhere! Your team will communicate with each other and a Host at The Escape Game using Zoom. You’ll explore the room by directing a Game Guide that’s streaming a live camera feed from the physical environment and by searching 360 images. Use what you find in the room and the items in your digital dashboard to progress through the adventure. You have 60 minutes, can you escape?

At Home Workshop: Making a Face Mask

When: Ongoing

Where: Museum of Fine Arts, Houston - Online 

Looking for a practical at-home project? Make your own face mask!

Follow along with Jessica McMahon, who teaches fashion classes at the Glassell Junior School. In this how-to video, she applies her expertise in fashion design to creating PPE (personal protective equipment).

To get started, download the step-by-step instructions—complete with a mask pattern. Then gather your materials, hit “play,” and make your face mask!

Bringing the Zoo to You

When: Ongoing

Where:  Houston Zoo - Online

We’re bringing the Houston Zoo to you through Facebook Live each weekday at 11am CST! We will be sharing daily updates of what our furred, flippered, and feathered friends are up to and how our zookeepers are caring for them while we are closed.

If you miss a live stream, you can view all of our videos and our fun at-home learning activities:

Our zookeepers, veterinarians, and animal nutritionists continue to provide stellar care to our animals, which is reinforced by your contributions. Learn more about how you can support our Emergency Zoo Fund:

Swimwear Department

When: June 18, 2020

Where: Discovery Green - Online

Discovery Green Stream Concerts presented by Bank of America:
Swimwear Department

Four-piece concept band Swimwear Department performs danceable punk-rock songs about swimming pools and shopping at the mall.

You can catch the performance when it premieres on the Discovery Green Facebook page Thursday, June 18 at 7 pm.

Bring your laptop, phone or tablet outside, open a beverage and dance like no one’s watching! Until we can all be together again for a concert in the park, we hope you’ll join this community of Houstonians online.

Concerts at Discovery Green are made possible in part through the City of Houston and the Houston Arts Alliance.

The Discovery Green Conservancy needs your help to keep this vibrant green space thriving. Please consider becoming a member today  

STEM Virtual Tour

When: Ongoing

Where: Online

On the talkSTEM YouTube channel, there are 9 unique playlists that connect science, technology, engineering and math to real world examples. Each video are a palatable 2 minutes in average and are appropriate for all ages. You can virtually explore over 20 different destinations in Texas from the safety of your home. Simply pick a theme and start watching the videos. Some videos prompt for a DIY experiment or challenge you can try in your household. You can even create your own virtual field trip - the options are endless!

Events in Houston this May - Covid-19 Edition

Events in Houston this May - Covid-19 Edition

Houston may begin to open back up soon. Restaurants may be able to offer dine-in service again and retail establishments are hoping to open by offering drive-by pick-ups of items for sale. Haircuts by a professional may be a thing sooner than later, though safe practices must be established before these businesses can reopen. In the mean time, there are still plenty of fun events taking place in Houston, and elsewhere, that are online. Here's a list of fun online things you can do in Houston this May.

Events in Houston this May - Covid-19 Edition

Virtual Cooking Classes from Well Done

When: May 1st & 2nd, 2020

Choose from a variety of cooking courses. Cuisine include Asian, French, Italian, Southern, and Baking. Classes cost $69 per person.

Party on the Plaza

When: May 2nd, 2020

Where: KHOU Online

Party On The Plaza is RETURNING on Saturday, May 2, but this time audiences can experience the musical performances at home and give to those hit hardest by the coronavirus pandemic.

KHOU 11 and Houston First are partnering to create a virtual Party On The Plaza, benefitting the Houston Food Bank.

Celebrities and high-profile personalities including: Houston Astros 3rd Baseman, Alex Bregman; Scott McClelland, President of HEB; James Beard award-winning Chef Hugo Ortega; Rapper Bun B; Mayor Sylvester Turner and host Deborah Duncan will join a star-studded musical lineup for an evening of entertainment, advocacy and community celebration.

Tune in to KHOU 11 and enjoy, as we bring the party to you.

Rainbow Lodge Facebook Live Wine Tastings

When: May 5th, 2020

Where: Facebook Live

The first virtual tasting on Tuesday, April 28 at 5 pm CST will feature Lindsay Woodard, owner of Retour Pinot Noir of Willamette Valley, Oregon.  The kits will include a bottle of 2014 Retour Pinot Noir, and Chef Mark's Wild Game Hunter's Pie for two.  Cost for this virtual wine tasting kit is $115 plus tax, and people can call now to purchase their kit and it will be ready for pick-up on between noon and 8 pm on Sunday, April 26, Monday, April 27 or Tuesday, April 28.  

The kit and other food, wine and spirits from Rainbow Lodge can be ordered by calling 713-861-8666.

Urban Harvest Drive-Thru Sunday Supper

When: May 9th & 10th, 2020

Where: 2752 Buffalo Speedway

2nd Floor Parking Garage

Pick up a Tony’s Meal Kit curated by Chef Austin Waiter at the Urban Harvest Farmers Market Drive Thru. This meal kit will serve 4 by pairing signature flavors from Tony’s kitchen with select items from our Farmers Market farmers, ranchers, and artisans. The kit will be complete with ingredients, including a recipe card, for you to prepare the meal at home. All you need is basic cooking equipment and items, like oil, salt and pepper. To top it off, we will host a live, interactive cooking class through Zoom on Sunday, May 10th, in which Chef Austin will walk you through each step of the recipe to show you how to create an unforgettable dinner, reminiscent of Tony’s, in your home kitchen. Tony’s Meal Kit can be purchased for $75.

Arts & Crafts Online with the Orange Show

When: Now through May 16th, 2020

Where: Discovery Green

How to Make Slim

If you have 5 minutes and 4 ingredients, you can make ooey, gooey, fun-for-hours slime! Watch as Houston artist Que Byers from The Orange Show Center for Visionary Art shows you how.

Mad Hatter and the No-Good, Very Bad Coronavirus

When: Now through May 16th, 2020

Where: Discovery Green

Join us as the Mad Hatter hilariously learns about germs and discovers a safe way to have his tea party. This one-act play by Robb Brunson of InterActive Theater Company, a Young Audiences of Houston program, teaches health literacy to children of all ages.

Virtual Flea Market

When: Now through May 16th, 2020

Where: Discovery Green

Discovery Green is committed to finding new ways to serve our partners and our audience to build on our mission of serving as a village green and a source of health and happiness.

As a result, Flea by Night, an event that features an array of artful kitsch, vintage items, mid-century modern furniture, recycled and repurposed items and collectibles, and crafts by local artisans and designers, is now virtually available to you! Online only!

These small businesses rely on flea markets and popup events such as the now canceled Discovery Green Flea by Night. Shop and support local Houston businesses!

Weekly Saturday Farm Stand (Covid-19 Drive-By Pick-Up)

When: Saturdays | 9am - Noon

Where: Hope Farms

10401 Scott Street

Houston, TX

During the current Covid-19 Lockdown, our Farm Stand continues to serve you every Saturday morning from 9 to noon, offering just-harvested produce. We will be serving our customers with a drive through operation. Order your produce in advance and we will have it ready for you:

Or we can take your order from your car when you arrive.

We hope that soon, Hope Farms and our country will be back to normal where you can come by and visit, pick up your veggies and cooking tips, let the kids play in the Children's Garden, wander through our Chefs Kitchen Garden for inspiration, say "hi" to Valentino and his chicks and in general benefit from the tranquility you will find right smack dab in the city.

Keep up with whats happening by following us here or on our website at www.hopefarmsHTX org

Your purchase of our locally grown produce benefits your own good health and supports Recipe for Success Foundation's work to teach, empower and inspire healthy eating including our program to teach veterans to farm.



Things to do While Stuck at Home

Things to do While Stuck at Home

If you're working from home, you've got enough to do managing your new environment, if you need some tips and tricks for working from home, click here. If you're not working at home, but are stuck at home, you might be looking for something to do. Of course, we've got a full library of townhouse floor plans for you to search, but you might be looking for something slightly more entertaining. 

Don't worry, we've got you covered!

We've rounded up a list of 100+ free or near free things you can do while self isolating. You can travel through the internet and visit some of the great museums ever including The Louvre, Guggenheim Museum, National Gallery of Art and the British Museum - just to name a few. If the outdoors are calling your name you can take a virtual tour of 5 amazing national parks including Bryce Canyon, The Hawaiian Volcanoes, and even Kenai Fjords National Park in Alaska. There are zoos filled with Animal Cams, and just about every kind of free online class available. We've even found some cooking courses and yoga for you to try.

100+ Things to do Online While Stuck at Home


The Louvre (requires Flash)

Guggenheim Museum

National Gallery of Art

Metropolitan Museum of Art




Georgia O’Keeffe Museum

British Museum

Getty Museum

Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum


MN DNR Eagle Cam

Smithsonian National Zoo Panda Cam

San Diego Zoo

Monterey Bay Aquarium

The Cincinnati Zoo

Atlanta Zoo

Houston Zoo

The Shedd Aquarium 

National Parks 

The Hidden Worlds of the National Parks from Google. It includes digital tours of Bryce Canyon National Park in Utah, Carlsbad Caverns National Park in New Mexico, Dry Tortugas National Park in Florida, Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and Kenai Fjords National Park in Alaska.

Fitness & Exercise

Planet Fitness


Down Dog

Core Power Yoga

Do Yoga With Me

Gold’s Gym

Orange Theory Fitness


Workout with Chris Hemsworth


Instructables – Choose from hundreds of great instructional videos and online course including everything you need to know about cooking. Bread baking, canning and preserving, the science behind cooking and even how to make pasta!

Food Techniques



Cooking with the New York Times

America’s Test Kitchen - $1 for three months

Delia Online Cooking School

Better Homes & Gardens How to Cook


Addiction Games

AOL Games

Apple Arcade

Big Fish Games


Girls Go Games


Makeup Tutorials


The Makeup Chair

Brianna Fox

Beautifully Clean Living

Kelly Strack

Bobbi Brown

Christen Dominique

Nikki Tutorials

Teni Panosian


Arts & Crafts

Instructables – Classes include leather making, hand sewing, jewelry making, knitting, paper mache and even a class on how to start a handmade business.


Creative Bug


Color Our Collection 


Garden Planner

Vegetable Garden Online

BBC Gardening 




Virtual Field Trips

The Great Courses


Khan Academy

Time for Kids

PBS Kids

Stuck at Home Science

Frost Science @home

Nova Labs at PBS

Ranger Rick

Teachable Moments


Outschool – not free, but many of the courses are inexpensive.


Niall Horan Together at Home

Chris Martin at Home


The Metropolitan Opera

Fender Guitar Lessons


Phoenix Public Library



Storyline Online - Storyline Online is another award-winning, interactive children’s literacy site that features famous actors like Kevin Costner, Betty White, James Earl Jones, Eva Longoria, and others reading children’s books alongside minor animation elements.

Audible for Kids

Stories for Kids

Storyberries – Free fairy tales, bedtime stories and poems for kids.

Oxford Owl - Discover expert advice, educational resources and free eBooks to support children's learning at primary school and at home, from Oxford University Press.

Mrs P’s Magic Library

Open Library - Open Library is an open, editable library catalog, building towards a web page for every book ever published.

ManyBooks - Great selection of modern and classic books waiting to be discovered. All free and available in most ereader formats.

Gutenberg - A library of over 60,000 free eBooks. Choose among free epub and Kindle eBooks, download them or read them online. You will find the world's great literature here, with focus on older works for which U.S. copyright has expired. Thousands of volunteers digitized and diligently proofread the eBooks, for enjoyment and education.


A Mighty Blaze – Due to travel restrictions many book tours have been postponed or cancelled, A Mighty Blaze was created to bring readers and authors together – a virtual book tour with new books released every Tuesday.

Wordpress – Start your own blog for free on Free hosting and themes as well as plenty of support for building your own blog.


Etsy – after spending weeks at home you may have produced enough crafts to open your own virtual store – you can do just that on Etsy.

Events in Houston this March

Events in Houston this March

March is a busy month in Houston. There is something for everyone from Spring Break to St Patrick’s Day to the Houston Texans Cheerleader Tryouts, and don’t forget to spring forward on March 8th. The days are longer, the nights are warmer and things are just heating up in Houston. Check out the list below for events in Houston this March.


Events in Houston this March


Houston Quinceañera Expo

When: March 1st, 2020

Where: George R Brown Convention Center

1001 Avenida De Las Americas

Houston, TX


Houston Quinceaera Expo will be an unique event in the Houston area. There will be four fashion shows that will consist of two Quinceaera and two Bridal Fashion Shows. With over 100 exhibitors you are sure to find everything that you need for your special event.


Earthly Bodies: The Houston Brick Archive

When: March 1st, 2020

Where: San Jacinto College Central Campus Art Gallery

8060 Spencer Highway # C4. 119

Houston, TX


Earthly Bodies: The Houston Brick Archive is a conceptual project spearheaded by Houston based artist Alexander Squire that highlights a large collection of commercial bricks salvaged from various sites around the city of Houston. The bricks are studied with scrupulous attention paid to their organic and expressive form and materiality. An archeological enterprise, the bricks are then systematically processed as artifacts and showcased on multi-tiered repetitive grid-like shelves situated within expertly fabricated backlit display cabinets. Featured as unique specimens, the bricks forge a sense of familiarity and immediacy for the viewer cultivating an awareness of their rich history and complex network of migration, movement and interchangeability. The exhibition is further enhanced by compelling video, immersive soundscape and interactive brick rubbings.


Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo

When: March 3rd – 22nd, 2020

Where: NRG Park

One NRG Park

Houston, TX


Since 1932, the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo™ has committed more than $500 million to the youth of Texas. This Section 501(c)(3) charitable organization, supported by more than 35,000 volunteers, is the world’s largest livestock show and most innovative rodeo. RODEOHOUSTON® features the best cowboys and cowgirls competing for a purse of more than $2 million, and hosts the biggest names in the music industry. With tickets averaging more than $20 less than the national concert ticket average, the Rodeo is providing a family-friendly and affordable event. A ticket to the rodeo/concert also grants entrance to the NRG Park grounds, where the largest Western shopping mall is open for business in NRG Center. In addition to shopping, great food and a thrilling carnival, kids can experience pony rides, petting zoos, a live animal birthing center and other agricultural displays. There’s something for the whole family at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo!


Help Restore the Noble House

When: Tuesdays – Saturdays

Where: The Heritage Society

1100 Bagby Street

Houston, TX


In 2019, The Heritage Society (THS) celebrated 65 years of working to preserve Houston’s history, beginning with Houston’s oldest building. 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.


6th Annual Fall Fest

When: Every Friday

Where: North Shore Rotary Pavilion

14350 ½ Wallisville Rd

Houston, TX


Part food festival, part music festival, CTC's "Fall Fest" is an excellent opportunity to bring a taste of Chicago to Houston area residents. This weekly, Chicago cultural festival features several food vendors who offer Chicago culinary classics including: rib tips, chicken wings with mild sauce, and pizza to name only a few. Additionally, the event features DJs who will spin a variety of music types including: House music which is an internationally known style of music born in Chicago which gave birth to techno and EDM. Also, the event hosts a dance lounge where attendees can learn Stepping which is a nationally known dance style born in Chicago and similar to this area's two-step and swing out dance styles.


Beach Party Kicks off Spring Break at Balmoral

When: March 7th, 2020

Where: Balmoral Crystal Clear Lagoon and Beach Club

15808 Crystal Terrace Drive

Houston, TX


Looking for some beach-themed fun in the sun in Houston? Well, it’s pretty much always sunny but it’s not always beachy — except here in Balmoral where you and the family are invited to dive into our Sun’s Out, Fun’s Out Beach Party from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 7.


This don’t-miss party will take place on the shores of our spectacular crystal clear lagoon, 15808 Crystal Terrace Drive. For $10 per person, you can enjoy an entire day of sand, sun and water fun including water volleyball, bounce houses, lawn games, putt-putt golf, swimming and splashing. Don’t forget to enter our sandcastle-building contest. We want to see your creations!


Market at the Marqe

When: Saturdays

Where: Marq’E Entertainment Center

7620 Katy Freeway

Houston, TX


The Market at the MarqE is a family-friendly Local Market Experience for all ages at the MarqE Entertainment Center! This weekly event is held Saturdays from 12pm to 5pm and features a fun variety of local artisans and makers + live artists, live music from local artists, face painting, & other good timin’ activities for everyone!


Petals Pumps and Pearls Entrepreneuher Self-Care Shower

When: March 7th, 2020

Where: Agrarian Wellness Center

17000 El Camino Reel Suite 209

Houston, TX


Petals, Pumps & Pearls EntrepreneuHER Self-Care Shower was birthed around the “baby shower” concept. We began to hear about “business showers” in 2019 and thought of ways to create a fun, relaxing but yet meaningful space for women entrepreneurs to come, be pretty, be celebrated, decompress and find resources for their brands! At each shower there will be a chance to network, games, treats, self-care discussions and exercises, raffles and giveaways. It is our ultimate goal to provide 1-2 attendees with the “BIG GIFT”, a basket filled with business supplies and personal care items. Fillings may include: office supplies, gift cards to Amazon/supply stores, gift certificates for business services provided by sponsors, spa items, books, etc. At the time of attendee registration, they will be asked to submit a top 5 list of services or items needed for their business/hustle/brand.


International Women’s Day HTX

When: March 8th, 2020

Where: George R Brown Convention Center

1001 Avenida De Las Americas

Houston, TX


Sunday, March 8, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m, join women from all over the city and abroad, as we attempt to set a world record of women standing in solidarity, celebrating diversity, strength and womanhood in an action packed festival at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Downtown Houston!


St Patrick’s Day Parade & Concert

When: March 14th, 2020

Where: Market Square Park

301 Milam

Houston, TX


Celebrate the luck of the Irish at the 61st Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade (noon-1:30 pm), now with a new route in Historic Market Square. Continue the fun at Market Square Park with food, games and live music. Then head out in your green attire to the neighborhood’s eclectic bars and restaurants for drink specials on all your Irish favorites.


St Paddy’s Extravaganza

When: March 15th, 2020

Where: EQ Heights

1030 Heights Boulevard

Houston, TX


It's shur to be a St Patrick's Day like no other with Wylde Meade and the return of the incomparable Paul Cooper!! The Sisters, Celia & Ella will join us once more along with outstanding harpist, Terese Weber! So put on yer lucky buckle shoes and head over to EQ Heights for food, drink, fun and frivolity! A full afternoon of Irish Music begins at 4:15pm and lasts 'til closin' time! NO COVER - Tipping fills our Pot O Gold.


The Makeup Show Houston

When: March 21, 2020

Where: Hilton Houston Post Oak

2001 Post Oak Blvd.

Houston, TX


Get ready Houston, we’re coming back! The Makeup Show is bringing you some of the most influential artists and brands in today’s beauty industry. Join us for a fun and unforgettable two day experience with loads of educational and shopping opportunities in an intimate setting. Follow the celebrity makeup artists and industry experts on our Seminar and Demo stages as they show you the latest trends, techniques and share their business expertise to help guide you to a successful career. Shop for the must-have products in makeup, skincare and hair care brands at pro discount prices. Connect, Collaborate and Create at The Makeup Show, a beauty event not to be missed!


2020 Bayou City Art Festival

When: March 27th, 2020

Where: Memorial Park South Picnic Lane

6501 Memorial Drive

Houston, TX


SAVE THE DATE for Bayou City Art Festival Memorial Park on March 27-29, 2020! The Art Colony Association, Inc. (ACA) will celebrate 49 years of fine art and giving back to local nonprofits as it spotlights 300 artists at Bayou City Art Festival in Memorial Park.


As the nation’s premier outdoor fine art event, the three-day festival will provide patrons with the opportunity to personally meet artists, view original works, and purchase world-class art. The festival benefits local nonprofit partners and features live music, local food vendors and food trucks, beverages, entertainment, a Children’s Creative Zone and so much more. An exhibition of student artwork composed of the top 30 finalists from the Middle School Art Competition will also be featured at Bayou City Art Festival Memorial Park.


Houston Mac Attack

When: March 28th, 2020

Where: Midtown Park

2811 Travis Street

Houston, TX


Join us for Houston’s MAC ATTACK! The mac and cheese festival you’ve been waiting for! This is the only event in town where you get to sample a huge variety of gourmet, chef-inspired twists on your childhood favorite: mac & cheese! Local chefs and restaurants are cooking up their most creative and delicious mac & cheese while competing for the best mac in town. Be there to sample everything for yourself and cast your vote.

Houston’s Mac Attack is proud to support Heart of America. Over the past 20 years, Heart of America has provided high-quality resources and transformed spaces in under-resourced schools into modern learning environments so that students and communities can learn and grow. They have served more than two million students in need by distributing more than 4 million books, infusing $2 million in technology, and transforming nearly 400 school libraries, cafeterias, gymnasiums, college and career centers, tech labs, and many more educational spaces in communities less fortunate across the United States.

Houston Texans Cheerleaders Tryouts

When: March 28th, 2020

Where: Houston Methodist Training Center

8799 Kirby Drive

Houston, TX


Be a part of something truly extraordinary and live out your dream of performing in front of over 72,000 fans on Houston Texans gameday as a Houston Texans Cheerleader (HTC)! Enjoy national television exposure, travel the world on military tours, and be a central piece in giving back to the Houston community!


Chef Fest 2020

When: March 29th, 2020

Where: Harvest Green Village Farm

8939 Harlem Rd

Houston, TX


Advocates for local living, local eating rejoice! The Fourth Annual Chef Fest event returns to the Harvest Green Village Farm on Sunday, March 29, 2020 to kick off the spring season with a hot new lineup of chefs. TEN(10) of Houston’s best will match seasonal produce straight from our farm with local farm-raised meats to create sensational dishes that celebrate the diverse terroir of our Houston region. Attendees will eat their fill of dishes, sip on signature cocktails, Texas beer and wine, enjoy hands-on experiences presented by our event partners, bid on our silent auction, listen to live music, and stroll through the rows of a working farm. Proceeds from the day’s festivities will benefit Houston Food System Collaborative (HFSC) - an effort to educate, advocate, and grow our regional food system through its focus areas of sustainability, food access, and food enterprise development.

Events in Houston this February

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 & 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!


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.