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Events in Houston this November 2019

Events in Houston this November 2019

Hard to believe Autumn is here and winter is just around the corner. The holidays are just weeks away, be sure to check out some of these fantastic events in Houston this month – before you’re too busy to enjoy all that this great city has to offer.

Events in Houston this November 2019

Feast with the Beasts

When: November 1st, 2019

Where: Houston Zoo

6200 Hermann Park Drive

Houston, TX

 

The Houston Zoo’s 14th annual Feast with the Beasts presented by Bank of America is back! Enjoy cuisine from Houston’s best restaurants, beer and wine, and a live concert performance on the H-E-B stage by The Suffers!

 

The event features spectacular animal experiences throughout the evening, and animal feedings sponsored by Comcast, so guests may watch the animals dine as they get their own taste of Houston’s best cuisine.

 

6th Annual Fall Fest

When: November 1st, 2019

Where: North Shore Rotary Pavilion

14350 ½ Wallisville Rd

 

It's the kick off to our 6th year and we're excited to announce the Fall Fest 2017 "Perfect Element" weekend.

 

Chicagoans, we have heard you! This year our headline DJ is Chicago's own, Boolumaster!

 

The "Fall Fest" picnic is now a TICKETED and PAID event. Attendees ages 14 & up will now pay a $5 entry gate fee. Wristbands will be issued and all day in/out access will be granted. Children 13 and under are still FREE to attend!

 

The purchase of a VIP Lounge wristband INCLUDES one (1) entry gate ticket/wristband.

 

For every RESERVED, pavilion table purchased one (1) entry gate ticket/wristband is INCLUDED.

 

Art is an Outdoor Market

When: November 7th, 2019

Where: The Hub (Greenway Plaza)

3 Greenway Plaza

Houston, TX

 

ART IS AN Outdoor Market is a European styled art market, with a Houston flare, featuring local Houston artists. Open to the public and kid friendly, we are a unique market, bringing the arts of all flavors and styles to the residents of River Oaks, Upper Kirby, Rice/University, Bellaire and surrounding areas.

 

Night Market 2019

When: November 8th, 2019

Where: Asia Society Texas Center

1370 Southmore Blvd

Houston, TX

 

Our annual Night Market is back and cooler than ever!

 

Now in November, enjoy after-hours access to exhibition, a Japanese-style carnival, a curated selection of food + home goods + art + apparel from local artisans, K-pop, and a ticketed beer garden with special culinary offerings. Free and open to the public!

 

Sweet Desserts Fest Fall Edition

When: November 8th, 2019

Where: A.D. Players at the George Theater

420 Westheimer Road

Houston, TX

 

Treat yourself while supporting a great cause! Now you don't have to feel bad about eating dessert. You can have your cake and eat it too... Indulge in a variety of sweet treats from local bakers and help us fund our first home care facility.

 

Indulge in a variety of desserts from Houston's local treat makers and bakers.

Enjoy a Dessert Themed Experience with family and friends.

Sample, Shop Dessert Vendors, and make memories at this sweet event!

 

30th Annual Texas Championship Native American Pow Wow

When: November 9th, 2019

Where: Traders Village – Houston

7979 N Eldridge Road

Houston, TX

 

A two-day Native American Pow Wow with colorful tribal dance contests, an arts & crafts show, teepees, honoring ceremonies, singing and much more will be part of the 30th Annual Texas Championship Pow Wow. This annual event is a great time to visit with old friends and make new ones. Plan to join us for this colorful and interesting event, presented by the DFW Inter-Tribal Association, at Traders Village – Houston on Saturday and Sunday, November 9 & 10, 2019.

 

Several hundred Native Americans, representing dozens of tribes from across the United States, will take part in this celebration of their culture and heritage. The drums will beat for the dancers in full regalia of feathers, buckskin, bells and bead-work competing for prize money and awards in eighteen different dance categories. Spectators will be amazed by the precision and showmanship that even the youngest competitors display in their dancing. Participants will range in age from two-year old toddlers to grandmothers in their 80’s.

 

Astroworld Festival 2019

When: November 9th, 2019

Where: NRG Park

One NRG Park

Houston, TX

 

Founded by Travis Scott, Astroworld festival is a music fest curated by the Houston native himself. Astroworld festival takes place across the street from the former home of Astroworld, an amusement park opened in downtown Houston in 1968. Astroworld was originally built to complement the nearby astrodome, the world's first multi-purpose domed sports arena, referred to by many as the "eighth wonder of the world." the festival ultimately seeks to bring back the beloved spirit and nostalgia of Astroworld - making a childhood dream of Travis' come true. Residents of Houston and travelers from across the globe are now able to experience the magic that was Astroworld.

 

Houston Filipino Street Festival

When: November 9th, 2019

Where: Constellation Field

1 Stadium Drive

Houston, TX

 

The Houston Filipino Street Festival has grown to be the biggest Filipino Festival in the south, showcasing Filipino Street Food, Entertainment, Family Activities, and More!

 

Come celebrate and learn about Filipino culture and all the good it stands for.  And show our appreciation for the amazing Houston community that we now call “home”.

 

Tomball Depot Day

When: November 9th, 2019

Where: Tomball’s Historic 1907 Railroad Depot

201 South Elm Street

Tomball, TX

 

It’s a day filled with railroad memories as Depot Day offers up highly detailed model railways in different scales, memorabilia and artifacts, arts, live music and more. Admission and parking area free. An official National Model Railroad Month event.

 

Magical Winter Lights

When: November 15th – January 5th, 2020

Where: Gulf Greyhound Park

1000 Fm 2004

Houston, TX

 

MWL is a 20-acre, 52-day, larger-than-life lantern festival with themed lantern sections, nighty acrobatic performances, carnival rides and games, an interactive dino area and lots of holiday fun for the whole family.

 

The Great State of Texas Food Truck Festival

When: November 16th, 2019

Where: 4450 Harrisburg Blvd

Houston, TX

 

The Taste Of Texas Food Truck Festival will take place on Saturday, November 16th, 2019. The inaugural event will take place in the Historic East End district at 4450 Harrisburg Blvd, Houston, TX, 77011.

 

The Taste Of Texas Food Truck Festival is designed to showcase the diversity in Houston’s culinary community along with some of the cities amazing musical talent.

 

Our focus is to highlight & celebrate our wonderful melting pot that we call home, and allow so many others to experience the real “H-TOWN” lifestyle. The festival will feature some of the cities top rated Food Trucks, Hip hop/pop/country/ indy rock performers, & vendors showcasing their latest product to hit the market!

 

Frostival

When: November 22nd, 2019

Where: Discovery Green 1500 McKinney Street

Houston, TX

 

Frostival is a FREE annual park-wide celebration featuring ice carvings by Reverend Butter and DLG Ice Factory along with ice sculptors from around the U.S.

 

Come and explore a winter wonderland full of holiday cheer, complete with live carvings, ice photo ops, interactive ice sculptures and ice skating.

 

Events in Houston this September

Events in Houston this September

Summer has officially come to an end now that the kids are back in school. That doesn’t mean there aren’t still plenty of great events in Houston this September. There are plenty of things to do this month in this great city. From Groovefest to Oktoberfest, there’s something for everyone to enjoy this September in Houston.

 

Events in Houston this September

 

Houston Restaurant Weeks 2019

When: August 21st– September 2nd, 2019

Where: Various locations in and around Houston

 

Houston Restaurant Weeks is the largest annual fundraiser for America’s largest food bank, the Houston Food Bank.

It’s a month long dining extravaganza featuring specially priced lunches, brunches and dinners at restaurants from The Woodlands to Galveston, Texas.

 

HRW is planned by volunteers so that participating restaurants can donate 100% of the funds raised to the Houston Food Bank.

 

Participating restaurants make donations directly to the Houston Food Bank based upon how many brunches, lunches and dinners they sell during the event. Diners are not solicited for donations.

 

FOMO Factory

When: August 21st– December 31st, 2019

Where: The Houston Galleria

5058 Westheimer Road

Houston, TX

 

Leave adulthood behind and return to childhood in this limited-time, immersive art pop up. Journey through 17 rooms capturing iconic moments from the playground to the school dance. Along the way you'll discover tastes, sounds, and even smells that bring you back to the best days of your life.

 

More than just a series of photo backdrops, The FOMO Factory is designed to truly transport you to another time, to introduce you to your inner child, and to allow people to engage in the healing process of play.

 

In a Pickle Festival

When: September 7th, 2019

Where: Kingwood Town Center Park

8 North Main Street

Houston, TX

 

Texas first ever Pickle Festival! Come get yourself in a pickle at our first In a Pickle Festival located in Kingwood Town Center Park. We will have local Crafters with each vendor having a pickle related item. Please come join us for unique vendors, food, fun, and entertainment! We will also be having a silent auction to benefit https://www.facebook.com/cureforConnorMPSII/... for information on becoming a vendor or to enter our pickle competition please send me a PM with your phone number email address and what you would like to sell. Or you can email me at getyourselfinapickle@aol.com or call 512-796-8857

In A Pickle Festival Schedule & Pickle Contest Info-

Enjoy live music throughout the festival!

 

Fascination Street Flea – Art & Vintage Market

When: September 8th, 2019

Where: Avantgarden

411 Westheimer

Houston, TX

 

The Fascination Street Flea - Art & Vintage INDOOR / OUTDOOR Market is a curated, recurring monthly event of some of THE BEST local artists, artisan makers, and vintage vendors that Houston has to offer!

 

Brought to you by the same amazing folks that organize the Thorn & Moon Magickal Market every First Friday!

 

This FREE event takes place Second Sundays every month  starting SEPTEMBER 8th, noon-5pm at Avantgarden, 411 Westheimer, Houston, TX 77006

 

Garden Bros Circus

When: September 9th, 2019

Where: Humble Civic Center

8301 Will Clayton Pkwy

Humble, TX

 

A Family Tradition for over 100 years!

GARDEN BROS CIRCUS celebrates 100 years entertaining families throughout North America and “we’ve pulled out all the stops!”

This year’s production is packed with special effects, concert style lighting and 3 RINGS bursting with excitement, laughter and memories that families will cherish.  We have brought the very best performers from 18 countries making up a cast of over 60 performers. GARDEN BROS CIRCUS presents a fast paced 90-minute show in a Theatrical European 3 ring setting featuring the Human Pyramid, daring aerial, 6 motorcycles in the Sphere of Fear, the Crazy Cossack Horse Riders and comedy.

Its 1½ hours of excitement and fun at GARDEN BROS CIRCUS.

 

Free children’s tickets have been distributed at all elementary schools, pre-schools, day care centers and churches. The Free Tickets are also available at sponsoring businesses in the area.

 

7thAnnual Houston AfriFest – Festival of African Arts, Culture and Entertainment

When: September 14th, 2019

Where: Houston Baptist University

7502 Fondren Road

Houston, TX

 

HOUSTON AFRIFEST is an annual festival that has grown immensely over the years and draws thousands of guests from all over greater Houston. It has become Houston’s only festival that serves as a melting pot for the diverse cultures that span the continent. The festival will feature representing countries from west to east Africa, north to south Africa, and will include local and international vendors showing the arts, music, crafts, fashion and foods from the various regions of the continent.

 

25thAnnual Gala

When: September 21st, 2019

Where: Czech Cultural Center Houston

4920 San Jacinto

Houston, TX

 

Celebrate 25 years with us! The dinner will be proceeded by a hour and a half reception. The evening will feature live music, a seated dinner, both live & silent auctions. Guests are encouraged to wear  formal/ cocktail attire and there will be complimentary valet. 

 

Oktoberfest Houston

When: September 27th, 2019

Where: The Water Works at Buffalo Bayou

105 Sabine Street

Houston, TX

 

Join us on September 27-28th at the Beautiful Water Works at Buffalo Bayou Park

for Houston's only Beer Fest with a German twist.

Put on your Lederhosen and Dirndls and enjoy a variety of German and Craft beer

with some of the best polka music in Texas. Beer Sales to benefit local non-profits.

 

Beetles, Brew and Barbecue

When: September 28th, 2019

Where: Balls Out Burger

Main and Walnut Streets

Tomball, TX

 

The North Houston VW Club’s 24th annual show takes place at the beautiful park surrounding Tomball’s Historic Downtown Train Depot.See great cars and sample Texas craft beer from Houston-area brewers. Mouth-watering Texas-style barbecue, local area vendors of all kinds and live music onstage. Swap meet area too.All air or water-cooled Volkswagens are welcomed. Registration is from 8:30 to 11:00 am. Awards and prize winners announced at 3:00pm.Over 40 Trophies and Awards! Raffles, door prizes, the best goodie bags in Texas, manufacturers samples and gift certificates, local garage gift certificates and discounts, many gift baskets and great fun!Entry fee: $15.00. All proceeds benefit local NW Houston charities. Spectators FREE and plenty of FREE parking.

 

Walk to End Distracted Driving

When: September 29th, 2019

Where: Minute Maid Park

501 Crawford Street

Diamond Parking Lot

Houston, TX

 

AAA Texas will host Houston’s first-ever Walk To End Distracted Driving. The walk, which is free and open to the public, is designed to raise awareness and community participation to stop motorists from driving ‘Intexticated.’ Registration can be completed online via Eventbrite any time before the start of the walk, or in person, at the event starting at 8 AM. Community speakers and distracted driving awareness advocates will address the crowd from 8:45 AM until 9:15 AM. Then, the walk will begin and is approximately 1.1 miles in length. Parking is free in the Astros controlled lots (Lot A, B, and C).

Events in Houston this August

Events in Houston this August

Summer is coming to an end in Houston. Soon the kids will be back in school and many of the great festivals and events we love so much will be over. Get out and enjoy these fun, family friendly events in Houston this August. It might be hot and humid, but that hasn’t stopped us from having all kinds of outdoor (and indoor) fun. From Houston International Jazz Festival to the Houston Hope for Homeless Block Party, there’s sure to be something everyone can enjoy this month in Houston.

 

Events in Houston this August

 

29thHouston International Jazz Festival

When: August 3rd, 2019

Where: Cullen Performance Hall

4300 University Drive

Houston, TX

 

All the jazz you could ever want in one place! Celebrate the 29thyear of this spectacular festival and don’t forget the SJW Scholarship Jazz Brunch held on Sunday.

 

Chinese Community Center Summer Community Fair

When: August 7th, 2019

Where: Chinese Community Center

9800 Town Park Drive

Houston, TX

 

Free food • Raffle Prizes Performances • Games Health Screenings Information Booths

 

Sideline Spirit Open House

When: August 9th, 2019

Where: 21621 Rhodes Rd, Ste c&d

Spring, TX

 

Join us for our annual open house! Welcome to Sideline Spirit and thanks for stopping by! We hope that you get plugged in to enjoy one of the many great programs that we have to offer. From cheer, to tumbling, jump, dance and school tryout prep classes, Sideline Spirit is ready to help you achieve your cheer and tumbling goals this year! Families love our boutique gym and the personal attention that our team and training environment is able to offer.

 

Fascination Street Flea HTX

When: August 11th, 2019

Where Avant Garden

411 Westheimer

Houston, TX

 

A monthly, curated eclectic INDOOR / OUTDOOR market of Houston’s BEST local artisan makers, artists, and vintage finds. DJ, with brunch and mimosas/mixed drinks! This Sunday Funday place every 2nd Sunday noon-6 at Avantgarden, 411 Westheimer.

 

Food Truck Friday

When: August 16th, 2019

Where: The Lake House

25202 Springwood Lake Drive

Katy, TX

 

Food Truck Friday is at the Cinco Ranch Lake House, the third Friday of the month from 5 - 9 PM, January through October.  Food Truck Friday is open to the public!  Cinco Ranch Residents are encouraged to use the hike 'n bike trails to travel to the Lake House - limited parking is available, and additional parking is available across the street at Trinity Baptist Church (please do NOT park in the Spring Lake neighborhood).  Forms of payment accepted at each truck varies (we recommend bringing cash and credit card if you're unsure).  Don't forget your blankets and chairs if you plan on enjoying a picnic at Spring Lake!

 

Hope For the Homeless Block Party

When: August 24th, 2019

Where: Discovery Green

1500 McKinney Street

Houston, TX

 

Flowing Over, Inc. is hosting our annual Homeless Outreach event “Houston Hope for Homelessness Block Party” on August 24, 2019 from 11am - 3pm. This day will be dedicated to showing our Love and Respect to our brothers and sisters that has fallen on difficult times. During last year’s event Flowing Over Inc. was able to service over 500 people by providing clothes, shoes, toiletries, food, entertainment, plus words of engorgement. Therefore, our goal this year is to double the amount of people to receive services and connect them with local organizations in order to continue to receive services.

Events in Nashville this August

Events in Nashville this August

August is a great time of year to visit Nashville, especially if you like heat and humidity. Known as “Music City”, Nashville is the place to be for all things country. The heat and humidity doesn’t slow down the fans in this town so if you’re coming for any of the great events in Nashville this August you’ll want to dress for the heat.

There are some spectacular events taking place this month – BBQs, Yard Sales, Shakespeare and the Grand Ole Opry – so bring the kids and enjoy all this town has to offer!

Events in Nashville this August

World’s Longest Yard Sale

When: August 1-4th, 2019

Where: Highway 127 Corridor

Jamestown, TN

The headquarters are located at the Fentress County Chamber of Commerce in Jamestown, TN on the beautiful Upper Cumberland Plateau.The Sale always officially starts on the first Thursday in August through the following Sunday. Many sellers in the Clarkrange and Jamestown, TN area start selling the weekend before the official start date. “It is aptly titled, “The Worlds Longest Yard Sale!” Every year individuals clean out their closets and stake out their front yards along the Hwy 127 corridor stretching over 690 miles from Addison, Michigan to Gadsden, Alabama. They band together as communities, in groups or as individuals and over a four-day weekend they welcome the onslaught of visitors from the North, South East and West. It is a mutual exchange of cultures with a common goal; to look, buy and sell! As you drive the country roads, you will hear a collection of dialects, be privy to incredible stories related to the individuals and the items they sell and see a plethora of items that only your grandmother could love.

Tennessee Smokies Beer Fest

When: August 3rd, 2019

Where: Smokies Stadium

3540 Line Dr

Kodak, TN

Join us for the second annual Tennessee Smokies BeerFest scheduled for August 3, 2019. The festival will feature over 30 breweries, live music, great food, and more! Thanks to our partners at Young-Williams Animal Center, this year's event is dog-friendly! Grab your pups and come enjoy some brews.

2019 Memphis Chicken & Beer Festival

When: August 3rd, 2019

Where: Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium

335 S Hollywood Street

Memphis Tn

Mike Walker, a Fentress County official, had an idea for the sale in 1987 as a way to draw visitors from interstates to the back roads. That year, county officials planned a route in KY and TN and compiled a list of nearby attractions for people to visit. The Fentress County Chamber of Commerce serves as the headquarters for the sale. Since then, the event officially known as the 127 sale after its initial route has grown to cover 690 miles, from Gadsden, Ala. to Hudson, MI. The sale has been featured on HGTV and the Tonight Show, as well as in Southern Living, Country Living, USA Today and Newsweek.

Join us for the 2nd Annual Memphis Chicken & Beer Festival! The festival will take place on Saturday, August 3rd, 2019 on the field of the Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium, in Memphis, TN from 6PM-10PM. We will have live music entertainment and a portion of ticket sales benefit the Dorothy Day House in Memphis. Tickets are $40+tax include admission into the event, a souvenir tasting glass, and over 90 different beverage samples. Food will be available to purchase.

Shakespeare in the Park – The Tempest

When: August 15th, 2019

Where: One City

8 City Blvd

Nashville, TN

Nashville, TN – After 30 years of “Shakespeare in the Park” performances at the bandshell in Nashville’s Centennial Park, the Nashville Shakespeare Festival is excited to announce that it will relocate its Summer Shakespeare productions to the new multi-use development ONEC1TY starting Summer 2019.

Killer Nashville

When: August 22-25, 2019

Where: Franklin, TN

Killer Nashville Writers’ Conference was founded in 2006 by writer and filmmaker Clay Stafford as a trademarked charitable production of American Blackguard, Inc.

We work year-round on behalf of writers, readers, and forensic experts in our Killer Nashville family. We connect writers with publishers, literary agents, publicists, attorneys, and other writers through our online efforts, our virtual resources, our sponsored book signings, and our author showcases at foreign book festivals. We sponsor the Silver Falchion and Claymore Awards, which have been directly responsible for the publication of new authors’ work with established, legitimate publishers.

Of course, the signature event for Killer Nashville is our annual conference, which will be held at the Embassy Suites hotel in Franklin, TN, this August. Designed as an intimate conference with an emphasis on networking, education, and career planning, maximum attendance is capped at 500.

Nashville Flea Market

When: August 23-25, 2019

Where: The Fairgrounds Nashville

625 Nashville, TN

The Nashville Flea Market at The Fairgrounds Nashville is considered one of the top ten flea markets in the country. Approximately 800 to 1200 dealers and vendors from 30 states offer their wares to the buying public every month. With an average of 2000 booths, The Tennessee Magazine and Busy Bee Trader continue to vote the Nashville Flea Market as the #1 FLEA MARKET in Tennessee.

 

Events in Houston this July

Events in Houston this July

It’s July in Houston and that means we celebrate Independence Day! No one does the 4thof July quite like Texans and these events in Houston area this July prove it. In addition to the many 4thof July celebrations taking place, we’re also celebrating the 50thanniversary of the moon landing!

Events in Houston this July

180thCity of Galveston Celebration Independence Day Parade and Fireworks

When: July 4th, 2019

Where: 37thstreet and Seawall Blvd

Galveston, TX

Coming up the evening of July 4, Galveston Island will celebrate its annual Independence Day with a parade featuring a procession of floats, decorated military vehicles and performers. The parade will kick off at 7 p.m. with a procession on Seawall Boulevard starting at 59th Street and ending at 25th Street.  After the parade, the island will host a 20-minute fireworks show over the Gulf of Mexico at 9:15 p.m. near 37th Street and Seawall Boulevard. 

Citgo Freedom over Texas 2019

When: July 4th, 2019

Where: Eleanor Tinsley Park

500 Allen Parkway

Houston, TX

This year Houstonians will celebrate more than three decades of July 4th music and fireworks on Buffalo Bayou. The city’s signature tribute to patriotism - CITGO Freedom Over Texas – returns with NEW live music acts including Jake Owen and Kellie Pickler followed by a spectacular fireworks show, Thursday, July 4th from 4 p.m. – 10 p.m.

City of Bellaire Fourth of July Parade and Festival

When: July 4th, 2019

Where: Bellaire Town Square

7008 5thStreet

Bellaire, TX

The annual 4th of July parade begins at 9:30 A.M. and is followed by the community festival from 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM The event is free and open to the public.

Activities Include:

- Carnival Games

- Petting Zoo

- Rides

- Live Music

- Food from local restaurants

*some activities and food may require tickets that can be purchased at the event

4thof July Celebration

When: July 4th, 2019

Where: Buffalo Run Park

1122 Buffalo Run Blvd

Missouri City, TX

Join us for Missouri City's annual 4th of July Celebration! Celebrate the holiday with a variety of entertainment, activities, and tasty treats! Seating is available in the Thurgood Marshall High School stadium. Sit back, relax, and watch the fireworks show beginning at 9:15 pm! Event parking around Thurgood Marshall High School will be limited and taking advantage of Metro shuttles at the Park & Ride location (13849 Fondren Rd) is highly encouraged. Metro busses will be running from 5:45 pm until the conclusion of the event. These shuttles are FREE and offer a close drop off to the event location!

Red, Hot & Blue Festival and Fireworks Extravaganza

When: July 4th, 2019

Where: Lake Woodlands

2099 Lake Robbins Drive

The Woodlands, TX

Celebrate freedom in The Woodlands with great food, live entertainment, children’s activities and family fun at multiple locations throughout The Woodlands on Thursday, July 4, 2019 from 6 to 10 p.m. This community-wide celebration offers fun for all ages.

The event culminates with the 18-minute Fireworks Extravaganza over The Woodlands at approximately 9:30 p.m. The primary fireworks display will be located in Lake Woodlands adjacent to Northshore Park, with a secondary close-proximity (special effects) display at Town Green Park. The Fireworks Extravaganza will also feature a fireworks display in the Waterway Square District near Timberloch Place and Waterway Avenue and Rob Fleming Park in the Village of Creekside Park. To ensure spectators have the best fireworks visibility possible, fireworks teaser shots will be fired from all launch locations at 9, 9:10 and 9:20 p.m.

July 4thCelebration and Street Festival

When: July 4th, 2019

Where: Business 249 North of FM 2920

Tomball, TX

Scheduled to perform an evening of Country tunes and Southern Rock is Texas Country Music Hall of Fame group, The Posse. There will be a special patriotic tribute to American and its veterans, food vendors and a giant kids’ zone followed by an aerial fireworks display at dusk. Admission and parking are free.

7thannual VegFest

When: July 13th, 2019

Where: Minute Maid Park

501 Crawford Street

Houston, TX

VegFest Houston is The Premier Vegan Community Festival of Texas! In 2010, our co-founder Kristen Lee Ohanyan proposed the idea for Houston's first and only vegan festival to her fellow Vegan Society of P.E.A.C.E. board members & leadership team colleagues. That dream soon became a reality! With the support of our dedicated volunteers, our nonprofit created the first-ever VegFest Houston, which debuted in 2011.

VegFest Houston was held at Pecore Hall in Montrose in 2011 and 2012, and then moved to the larger Pershing Middle School campus in Bellaire for 2013 and 2014. The festival went on hiatus from 2015-2016 while our nonprofit organization launched exciting new outreach projects, created additional annual events, and expanded our fundraising. An even larger venue was also sought out in order to meet the needs of our growing vegan festival, as well as a fresh new format. We were pleased to officially move to the Stafford Centre Convention Hall for 2017 and 2018, where we ran out of space for the size and scope of our festival! Now, we have expanded to an even larger venue for 2019 at Minute Maid Park!

Bastille Day Houston

When: July 13th, 2019

Where: Houston Polo Club

8552 Memorial Drive

Houston, TX

Join us on July 13th to celebrate Bastille Day at the Houston Polo Club: a festive event bringing together the French, American and international communities - the perfect occasion to celebrate Houston diversity!

Stroll through the beautiful grounds of the Houston Polo Club, learn a bit about France’s history and values with the traditional speech by the Consul General of France, watch a polo game and play pétanque before the party officially begins with food trucks and music courtesy of DJ Julien Nolan.

Don’t forget to bring your favorite wine to share with friends (please note that this is a BYOB event, only beer and wine will be allowed on the grounds of the Houston Polo Club).

Houston World Series of Dog Shows

When: July 17th, 2019

Where: NRG Park

2500 Tanglewilde

Houston, TX

The Houston World Series of Dog Shows takes place in Houston’s state-of-the-art NRG Center. It is a cluster show, meaning it is actually several separate shows, held over consecutive days. Beginning Wednesday, visitors can catch the more than 30 independent breed specialty competitions, as well as the Houston Hound, Working Dog and All-Terrier shows — don’t miss the chance to chat with owners/handlers as they prepare their show dogs in the Crating and Grooming area. Thursday offers an all-specialty group of shows with only Conformation (Breed Judging) competitions that end with a “Best in Show” award. Friday, Saturday and Sunday each culminate with a “Best of Show” winner, chosen from finalists among the seven variety groups with more than 150 different breeds represented. The four “Best in Show” winners may or may not be the same dog.

Our mission is to enhance the public’s knowledge about purebred dogs. We offer the popular Meet the Breeds event where the public can get hands-on experience with more than 110 breeds and discuss their advantages and disadvantages with breed experts. Check Schedule of Events for a complete listing of times and events.

Alvin Community Moon Landing Celebration

When: July 20th, 2019

Where: Briscoe Drive

Alvin, TX

Calling all space cadets… Are you ready for some out of this world fun? Alvin Parks and Recreation and the Alvin Convention and Visitors Bureau are celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the man on the moon!  Join us Saturday, June 20 as we host space-themed activities, costume contests, and more! We are over the moon excited for this galaxy-sized event.  Come have a blast with us!

For a full list of activities and times visit us on Facebook or click here for a map.

Lone Star Pirate Festival

When: July 20th, 2019

Where: Warehouse Live

813 St Emanuel Street

Houston, TX 

Musical Blades, Blaggards, The Bilge Pumps, Dem Damn Dames, Capt'n Tor & the Naer Do Well Cads Pirate Invasion, Pride of Bedlam

Things to do in Houston this June

Things to do in Houston this June

Summer is here in Houston and that means it’s time for great food and even better music. Festival season is in full swing. If you’re looking for family friendly things to do in Houston, this is the list. Grab the kids, and even the pooch, for many of these great events in Houston.

Things to do in Houston this June

Bayou City Jazz Series 2019 – Eric Darius & Jeff Lorber

When: June 2nd, 2019

Where: Wortham Theater Center

501 Texas Avenue

Houston, TX

The Bayou City Jazz Series is excited to bring Eric Darius and Jeff Lorber. Saxophonist, composer, producer Eric Darius likes to play by his own rules. The scintillating sounds of his saxophone will surely mesmerize you. Considered by his peers one of the most exciting musicians on the contemporary jazz scene, Darius packs a punch on stage. Known for his smooth style, weaving together elements of funk, R&B, rock and electric jazz, keyboardist Jeff Lorber helped pioneer the post fusion sound of contemporary jazz. Born in Philadelphia, Lorber is electric. Don't miss this epic night of smooth jazz ...

Wine & Food Week 2019

When: June 3rd, 2019

Where: Woodlands Wateway Marriot

1601 Lake Robbins Drive

The Woodlands, TX

If you love wine and food this is the place to be! Food & Wine Week is in its 15thyear of celebrating all things wine, food and culinary. Multiple events will thrill the wine connoisseur as well as introduce the beginner wine enthusiast to some delicious choices. Must be 21 to attend.

Sonic Playground

When: Now through October 1st, 2019

Where: Discovery Green

1500 McKinney Street

Houston, TX

Sonic Playground: Yuri Suzuki aims to surprise and delight visitors to Discovery Green’s temporary playground on the Sarofim Picnic Lawn. Consisting of several objects that twist, modify, and transmit sound in unusual and playful ways, Sonic Playground allows for serendipitous audible experiences with other visitors to create a sense of community and play.

Sonic Playground was created by Yuri Suzuki (Japanese, born 1980), a sound artist, designer, and electronic musician whose work blurs the borders between design, technology, and sound. He established Yuri Suzuki Design Studio, based in London, in 2013. Sonic Playground: Yuri Suzuki is organized by the High Museum of Art, Atlanta.

Thursday Concerts Presented by University of Houston – Downtown

When: June 6th, 2019

Where: Discovery Green

1500 McKinney Street

Houston, TX

Featuring Marshall Crenshaw (Smart Pop & Roots Rock)

These free, family-friendly concerts showcase the best music of the Gulf Coast. Performers, times, dates, and other schedule changes may occur. Blankets, pets (on leashes), and picnics are welcome and encouraged. Lawn chairs are allowed on the north side of the hill. Food, beer and wine are available for purchase at The Lake House; glass containers or outside alcoholic beverages are not permitted in the park. 

The FOMO Factory

When: June 7th, 2019

Where: The Houston Galleria

5085 Westheimer Road

Houston, TX

Leave adulthood behind and return to childhood in this limited-time, immersive art pop up. Journey through 17 rooms capturing iconic moments from the playground to the school dance. Along the way you'll discover tastes, sounds, and even smells that bring you back to the best days of your life.

More than just a series of photo backdrops, The FOMO Factory is designed to truly transport you to another time, to introduce you to your inner child, and to allow people to engage in the healing process of play.

Texas Tacos, Tequila, and Music Festival

When: June 8th, 2019

Where: Preservation Park

130 Spring School Road

Spring, TX

Two stages of non-stop jams • 30 of the best taco vendors in Texas • Frozen, rocks, and hand crafted margaritas • Tequila shots and tastings • Boutique and artisan vendors • Lucha Libre live wrestling • Mariachis and street entertainers • Micheladas and Pineapple Margaritas • VIP with private shaded areas and TONS of perks • Photo areas and live art • A free kids zone with inflatables and games • Best taco contest

Party in the Park Concert & Indie Artist Showcase

When: June 8th, 2019

Where: Discovery Green

1500 McKinney Street

Houston, TX 

Summer Celebration is the largest African American consumer tradeshow and festival in the south. The annual event attracts 20,000 attendees from Texas and surrounding areas as well as over 200 vendors and scores of corporate sponsors. The 4-day experience includes a lineup of top celebrity entertainers, influential speakers, business development seminars, health and wellness exhibits, hair shows, women’s forums, concert performances and more.

For 16 years, this landmark event has been produced by Texas Black Expo, Inc. – a non-profit organization that aims to stimulate growth and development within urban communities by strengthening businesses, inspiring youth, and building better lives.

Juneteenth Celebration at Emancipation Park

When: June 15th, 2019

Where: Emancipation Park

3018 Emancipation Avenue

Houston, TX

Join us in celebrating Juneteenth on June 15th from 10a-5p at Emancipation Park. Our theme this year is 'Celebrating Our Legacy, Bridging Future Generations"

Enjoy fun activities for the whole family including kids zone, stage performance, fun park tours, food, games and much more!

Blacksmithing Sample Class

When: June 15th, 2019

Where: George Ranch Historical Park

10215 FM 762 Road

Richmond, TX 

Looking to get your feet wet with some basic blacksmithing skills? This introductory class is geared toward beginners and is a shorter take on our 7-hour class. We will cover fire-building and maintenance, shop safety, tools, equipment and hammer control. Students will get hands-on experience while working on a small project they will be able to take home.

Participants must wear cotton or wool clothing (no synthetic materials) and closed-toe shoes. Students also must bring their own eye and ear protection. Costs of materials are included in the cost of class.

An Evening with John Cusack & Screening of Say Anything

When: June 16th, 2019

Where: Jones Hall

615 Louisiana Street

Houston, TX 

The 1989 comedy/drama “Say Anything” brought popular culture the love story of Lloyd Dobler (actor John Cusack) and Diane Court (actress Ione Skye). An eternal optimist seeks the heart of a “brain trapped in the body of a game show hostess.” Ranked by Entertainment Weekly as one of the greatest modern movie romances (and #11 on the list of 50 best high-school movies), “Say Anything” made a star out of John Cusack who went on to success in multiple films including “High Fidelity,” “Grosse Point Blank,” and “Being John Malkovich,” among others.

Now, join John Cusack for a screening of “Say Anything” followed by a LIVE conversation regarding his career and the making of “Say Anything.” Roger Ebert called the movie “one of the best films of the year” when it was released. Fans will now get the opportunity to experience a moderated discussion, with John answering audience questions as well.

Rainbow on the Green

When: June 21, 2019

Where: Discovery Green

1500 McKinney Street

Houston, TX

Land Rover Houston Central's 10th Annual Rainbow on the Green® presented by Legacy Community Health - Montrose returns Friday, June 21 for this FREE annual city-wide LGBT celebration at Discovery Green with electrifying entertainment by Chad Michaels and OneUp, along with some of Houston’s best drag performers.

Chad Michaels rose to the top of RuPaul's Drag Race in 2012, and was the first person to be inducted into the "Drag Queen Hall of Fame" after dedicating 20 years to the exciting art of celebrity impersonation. His famous tribute to Cher has earned him international acclaim.

OneUp is made up of Adam Bastien and Jerome Bell. After showing off their vocals during an audition on The Voice, they competed for Kelly Clarkson's team.

Love, celebrate and dance at Discovery Green! Music by DJ Joe Ross. Derrick Shore, co-host of Houston Life at KPRC will emcee. Be sure to arrive early, you don't want to miss any of the opening acts!

Pride Houston

When: June 22nd, 2019

Where: Downtown Houston

901 Bagby Street

Houston, TX 

For more than 40 years, Pride Houston has been a central part of the local LGBT community in Houston. 

Our core mission is to strengthen equality and increase awareness around issues important to our community such as health, safety and marriage equality. Pride Houston celebrates the individuality and diversity of every person as we all strive for acceptance from parents, friends and society-at-large.

From annual charity events to aiding LGBTQIA support and counseling networks, its activities continue to promote social awareness and enrich the diversity that helps the Houston community thrive.