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Events in Nashville this October

Fall is here! Get out and enjoy all of these fun events in Nashville this October. From the Nashville Whiskey Festival to celebrating the Grand Ole Opry's birthday, there's something for everyone to enjoy this October in Nashville.

Events in Nashville this October

Artober

When: All month long

Where: Various Nashville Locations

Held each October, Artober Nashville is a month-long celebration of the arts in Nashville and Middle Tennessee. The celebration seeks to highlight the depth and variety of Nashville’s arts community and its many public offerings, while encouraging participation in the arts from residents and tourists alike. Visitors to the Artober Nashville page on NowPlayingNashville will find hundreds of arts and cultural events – many unique to the month of October – in every discipline, including visual and performing arts, music, festivals, family fun, crafts and film.

Artober Nashville is a program of NowPlayingNashville, an initiative of The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee, in collaboration with the Nashville Public Library and many community partners, all of whom list their events on NowPlayingNashville.com throughout the year.

Nashville Cultural Festival

When: October 6th, 2018

Where: Centennial Park

Nashville, TN

In a city where one in six residents is foreign–born, the Celebrate Nashville Cultural Festival is not only one of Nashville’s favorite and most vibrant festivals, but also a celebration and reminder of what makes Nashville a great place to live. This FREE Festival provides an opportunity for intercultural dialogue through a Nashville festival experience and features a variety of dance and musical performances on different stages, food vendors offering authentic and exotic tastes from around the world, hands-on children’s activities, an area just for teens, a marketplace, and so much more!

Corkdorks 2018 Nashville Whiskey Festival

When: October 6th, 2018

Where: Omni Nashville Hotel

250 5th Avenue South

Nashville, TN

This is a celebration devoted to the exploration of whiskey from around the world and throughout the centuries. With distilleries from all over the world pouring from their finest barrels, it’s no wonder that spirits enthusiasts will be traveling from all over the country to attend the 2018 Corkdorks Nashville Whiskey Festival. The Festival will be held at the Omni Nashville Hotel Grand Ballroom. The Omni is located in the heart of downtown Nashville and is fully integrated to the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.

The goal of this festival is to encourage participants to truly taste, learn, explore and experience all the nuances in a variety of whiskeys. Regardless of personal taste preferences, this event is catered to a community with a deep appreciation for carefully handcrafted work and passionate, talented artisans. Corkdorks Nashville Whiskey Festival gives aficionados ample opportunity to sample the world’s finest international and American-made whiskeys, bourbons, and scotches while interacting with distillers and their representatives.

93rd Grand Ole Opry Birthday Bash Concert featuring Charley Pride

When: October 13th, 2018

Where:  Grand Ole Opry

2804 Opryland Drive

Nashville, TN

The Grand Ole Opry presented by Humana is set to celebrate its 93rd birthday with an annual Birthday Bash and a special birthday concert by Opry and Country Music Hall of Fame member Charley Pride. The Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award recipient made his Opry debut in 1967, charted 36 No. 1 singles, sold over 70 million records, and this year marks his 25th Anniversary as a Grand Ole Opry member. Tickets for this special birthday concert are avaiable now.

Cheekwood Harvest

When: Now through October 21st, 2018

Where: Cheekwood Estate and Garden

4206 1200 Forrest Park Drive

Nashville, TN

We’re celebrating all things fall during Cheekwood Harvest, part of our year-round lineup of signature seasonal festivals. With activities and experiences for kids, adults and families alike, Cheekwood is the perfect spot for a peaceful solo stroll, a crisp fall family day or an afternoon date.

Mum Explosion!
More than 5,000 chrysanthemums in deep autumn hues dominate our gardens as autumn colors take over Cheekwood.

Scarecrows!
Tour our collection of creative ‘crows in the Turner Seasons Garden, each created by members of the Nashville community.

Pumpkin House & Patch
It just wouldn’t be fall without picking the perfect pumpkin, and we’ve got the one for you! Come see our renowned pumpkin house, filled with over 400 gourds, then pick your favorite pumpkin from our patch and take it home for carving, painting and decorating.

 

 

Events in Nashville, TN this August

Events in Nashville, TN this August

There are so many great things to do this month in Nashville, it’s hard to choose just one or two. If you’re looking for family friendly events in Nashville, TN be sure to check out the list below for ideas. From Shakespeare in the Park to the Tomato Art Festival, there’s something for everyone to enjoy this month in Nashville.

Events in Nashville, TN this August

l’Eté du Vin | Vintners’ Tasting

When: August 2nd, 2018

Where: Hillwood Country Club

6201 Hickory Valley Road

Nashville, TN

A seated tasting of wines from Zelma Long, Vitalie Taittinger, Shannon Staglin, Pam Starr, Marimar Torres, Lindy Novak and Jenne Lee Bonaccorsi.

Featured Wines
Champagne Taittinger: Prestige Rosé NV & Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blanc 2006
Spottswoode: Sauvignon Blanc 2017 & Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
Marimar Estate: Acero Chardonnay 2016 & Mas Cavalls Pinot Noir 2014
Staglin Family Vineyard: Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
Crocker & Starr: Sauvignon Blanc Blend Bridesmaid 2017 & RLC Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
Bonaccorsi: Sebastiano Pinot Noir 2012

Shakespeare Allowed! Henry VI, Part II

When: August 4th, 2018

Where: Nashville Public Library

615 Church Street

Nashville, TN

Join us as we read Henry VI, Part II

We meet at 11:50am. Whoever wants to read out loud can choose to sit at the table. There will be additional seating available for anyone who wants to read along silently. (Although we might ask you to pipe in for crowd scenes!)  The reading starts at 12:00 pm. We will take a 15 minute break in the middle of each play. During the break, anyone outside of the circle who would like a turn to read out loud may pull up a chair. Some copies of the play will be available, but please bring your own if possible.

Nashville’s First Saturday Art Crawl

When: August 4th, 2018

Where: Various galleries around Nashville

Nashville, TN

Step inside Music City's art world with First Saturday Art Crawl. The first Saturday of every month, from 6pm to 9pm, art galleries around Nashville offer free admission to view their latest exhibits. Over 20 art venues participate, presenting local and world-renowned artists and artwork, offering the opportunity to meet and discuss art with like-minded individuals. Every genre of art can be seen bringing a truly amazing artistic experience. The Downtown First Saturday Art Crawl spans across all of downtown, allowing you too see everything at 5th Avenue of the Arts5th Avenue South, and in The Historic Arcade. Feel free to browse below to see what each gallery offers, and what they might feature on the next First Saturday Art Crawl. Arts & Music at Wedgewood/Houston is a new addition to this celebration of arts, welcoming guests into the WeHo neighborhood for a night of art and music.

Tomato Art Fest

When: August 10thand 11th, 2018

Where: Historic East Nashville’s Five Points

Nashville, TN

Tomato Art Fest returns August 10th and 11th, 2018 for the 15th year! Located in Historic East Nashville’s Five Points, this free, costume-encouraged event provides a wildly entertaining, fun-filled day for all types and all-ages. A community builder, Tomato Art Fest has steadily drawn larger crowds with each passing year. In 2017, an estimated 60,000 came to celebrate this beloved fruit / vegetable and enjoy the day’s memorable festivities. 

The essence of Tomato Art Fest can really be found in the array of wacky & hilarious contests, and the Push, Pull & Wear Parade kicking off tomato weekend, full of floats and costumes. TURBO Nashville, part of the Nashville Civic Design Center 's Reclaiming Public Space initiative, is back this year with their incredible installation of tactical urbanism dedicated to improving our community's built environment. True to our namesake, the ART gets a big part of the tomato spotlight, where Art & Invention Gallery showcases over 300 tomato-inspired pieces throughout the weekend. 

Sweet Corn Festival

When: August 18th, 2018

Where: Lucky Ladd Farms

4374 Rocky Glade Road

Eagleville, TN

Late summer brings super sweet fun for all! We'll be serving up everybody's seasonal favorite - fresh roasted sweet corn on the cob dripping with warm butter and covered in your favorite flavored seasoning for only $2.99 plus tax. Test your skills and win prizes in the Corn Eating, Corn Shucking and Sweet Corn Selfie Competitions. Fresh picked sweet corn available for purchase - great for grilling up for your next summertime party.

Defy Film Festival in Nashville, TN

When: August 24th– 25th, 2018

Where: Studio 615

272 Broadmoor Drive

Nashville, TN

DEFY is focused on great work. Work made outside of the system. Work that had to defy all conventions to be made. Filmmakers that defy expectations. We are searching for artists that broke the mold, went beyond formulas, stepped outside of the frame, artists who took the traditions by the shoulders and shook out the dust. 

As a small festival, without limiting categories, we are open to anything, as long as it inspires. Defy gravity to lift us up and remind us why we love movies, love art, love the crazy people who put any chance of a normal life on the line in the service of bold, new work.

Family Day at OZ Arts

When: August 18th, 2018

Where: OZ Arts Nashville

6172 Cockrill Bend Circle

Nashville, TN

The 2018 edition of the ever-popular Family Day at OZ focuses on the stars above and the water below, helmed by Nashville-based visual artist Beth Reitmeyer in collaboration with the Adventure Science Center.

This year’s program merges science and art, including music, artist-led activities and insight throughout the OZ Arts campus. Reitmeyer, whose work has been exhibited in New York, Chicago, Houston, Berlin and Cincinnati, aims to bring joy through her installations. The event is held in collaboration with Adventure Science Center, extending the balance of earthly and ethereal and offering hands-on experiments.

Events in Charlotte, NC this August

Events in Charlotte, NC this August

Summer is coming to an end and that means there’s not much time left to do all the things you wanted to this summer. Get out and enjoy what is left of summer by attending some of these fun events in Charlotte, NC this August. Before you know it, the nights will get chilly and the days will grow short. From cocktail classes to Bubble Day, there’s sure to be something for everyone to enjoy in Charlotte.

Events in Charlotte, NC this August

Liberate your Palate Hands-on Cocktail Class: Caribbean Cocktails

When: August 3rd, 2018

Where: Camp North End

1824 Statesville Ave

Charlotte, NC

In our August class we focus on Caribbean Cocktails featuring different Latin ingredients. Over the course of this fantastic evening we will look into the secrets of Caribbean cocktails that bring the simplest ingredients into their finest potential. Cocktails to made in this class are Mojitos the way Cubans created them to be made, Rum Punch that you will be able make using a selection of ingredients of your liking and a Puerto Rican inspired Pina Colada.

The Fun Adult Art & Sip: Painting, Pottery, Karaoke & More!

When: August 3rd– 5th, 2018

Where: City Room Art

2828 Queen City Dr. B

Charlotte, NC

We offer both Freestyle and Guided options during our public sessions. Our public sessions are primarily for Adults 18+, but Youth 13+ are welcome if they are accompanied by an adult.. All participants are welcome to bring in food & soft drinks. Participants 21+ can bring in wine, beer, and malt beverages.  We keep the music going and karoake is always available!

Crossroads Classic

When: August 3rd– 5th, 2018

Where: Downtown Statesville

We are excited to announce local leaders in Statesville, NC have once again pulled together support to host three-days of racing at the 2018 Crossroads Classic presented by Statesville Convention & Visitors Bureau. We will be hosting a criterium on Friday evening, a second criterium on Saturday evening and a Road Race on Sunday. These three races will comprise the 2018 Crossroads Classic Omnium. 

Pentatonix with Echosmith and Calum Scott

When: August 4th, 2018

Where: PNC Music Pavilion

707 Pavilion Blvd

Charlotte, NC

Pentatonix, Texas’ sensational a cappella artists are bringing their signature sounds to the PNC Music Pavilion!

Pentatonix (often abbreviated as PTX) was formed in 2011 and is composed of 5 vocalists from Arlington; Avi Kaplan, Scott Hoying, Kirstin Maldonado, Kevin Olusola, and Mitch Grassi. Their music is renowned for their own arrangement style, tight vocal harmonies, extensive vocal riffing, deep and steady vocal basslines, and a diverse range of vocal percussion and beatboxing. The group came into the spotlight by winning the third season of The Sing-Off on NBC and their victory got them a recording contract with Sony Music. They’ve had a stellar career with 4 studio albums, 4 EPs, 8 singles, and 20 music videos. They won a Grammy Award in both 2015 and this year in the Best Arrangement, Instrumental or A Cappella category (for their songs Daft Punk and Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy, respectively).

Friends and Beerfest: IPA Edition

Legion Brewing Company

1906 Commonwealth Ave

Charlotte, NC

From 4-8 PM, Legion Brewing is teaming up with several local breweries to celebrate National IPA Day in style. Whether you like your IPAs sticky and dank or fruity and funky, you’ll find the perfect brew for you as the “Friends and Beerfest: IPA Edition” will showcase some of the finest IPAs across the Charlotte region. Tickets include a logo tasting glass and unlimited IPA tastings from these local breweries: Legion Brewing, Birdsong Brewing Co., Heist Brewery, Free Range Brewing, D9 Brewing Company, Cabarrus Brewing Company, High Branch Brewing Co., Salud Cerveceria, Resident Culture Brewing Company, Lenny Boy Brewing Co., Twenty-Six Acres Brewing Company, Primal Brewery, The DreamChaser’s Brewery, Blue Blaze Brewing, Bold Missy Brewery, and more! Get your boogie on while you munch on grilled burgers and hot dogs with live music by The Goodnight Brothers with Abe Reid and The Flatland Tourists. The event also marks the return of Legion Brewing’s popular juice-bomb nectarine IPA: “Naughty By Nectar.” Tickets may be purchased for $40 via Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/legion-brewings-3rd-annual-friends-and-beerfest-ipa-edition-tickets-48149977880. Tickets may also be purchased at the door on the day of the event.

Callaloo Kids Puppeteers & Performance

When: August 11th, 2018

Where: Harvey B Gantt Center for African-American Arts & Culture

551 Tryon Street

Charlotte, NC

Two experiences, one exciting program. Enter the world of the Callaloo Kids(pronounced KAH-LAH-LOO) – Winston, Marisol and Zoe in a magical performance workshop and interactive book reading that explore puppetry and improvisation theater. The creators of the Callaloo Kids children’s book series, Marjuan Canady (writer) and Nabeeh Bilal (illustrator), will lead two action-packed sessions based on the final book in the Callaloo Kids trilogy, Callaloo: The Trickster and the Magic Quilt, which takes readers on a journey from the Gullah Sea Islands to the imaginary island of Sankofaland.

Festival of India

When: August 11thand 12th, 2018

Where: Belk Theater

130 North Tryon Street

Charlotte, NC

Festival of India is organized to showcase that diversity of culture and heritage to the larger community in the Carolinas and provides an excellent opportunity for cultural exchange in a fun setting. The festival exposes people here to the rich mosaic of different art, crafts, languages, couture and cuisine from the various regions of India in a festive setting. The result is to enhance the education of our fellow citizens about the rich heritage of an ancient civilization with the expectation of bringing different people together. Our linkage and collaboration (e.g: theme India exhibit contest) with the Charlotte Middle schools, reflects our keen desire to educate and broaden the horizon of young people to the rich cultures from other parts of the world.

The Festival brings the best talent within the community to highlight a fusion of popular modern (Bollywood) and classical Indian dance forms, in captivating performances that educate and enthrall people of all ages.

Bubble Day

When: August 11th, 2018

Where: President James K. Polk State Historic Site

12031 Lancaster Hwy

Pineville, NC

Saturday, 10 am to 1 pm
This program will feature a series of activities including arts + crafts, bubble-making areas, and a water play table for very little ones. Light, cooling refreshments and take-home treats will be provided while supplies last. Parking fee is $5 for non-member

Over the Rainbow Pride Weekend Kickoff

When: August 17th, 2018

Where: Rooftop 210

210 E Trade Street B320

Charlotte, NC

Join Rooftop 210 as we help to celebrate Charlotte in it's annual PRIDE week. About this Event We are kicking off PRIDE week a night early on Friday, August 17th in our “Over the Rainbow” drag event. Hosted by Queen City’s Favorite Buff Faye and featuring Charlotte’s BEST Drag Queens. This show will feature the finest and fiercest qweens of Charlotte. Get ready for some glitter and sass as these divas slay the runway. This exclusive PRIDE event is something you don’t want to miss. Benefiting Campus Pride (CampusPride.org) Drag Show Music and Entertainment Comedy Drag Fashion Charity Event.

Back 2 School Skate Party

When: August 19th, 2018

Where: Kate’s Skating Rink

14500 E. Independence Blvd

Indian Trail, NC

Hosted by The Block's own "Chewy" the countdown to the 3rd Annual Back 2 School Skate Party to hit the Queen City is on! Last year we packed out Kate's Skating Rink with over 500 ppl and on Sunday, August 19th we will be at capacity. We will have a DJ and Tons of Giveaways. Bring your entire family as this will be a fun filled night before we send the kids back to school.

Events in Houston this July

Events in Houston this July

Summer is in full swing – backyard BBQs and fun family get-togethers. If you’re looking for events in Houston this July, be sure to check out the list below. There are plenty of activities to celebrate our Nation’s birthday with fireworks and festivals and later this month there’s even more to do! Have a Happy 4thof July!

 

Events in Houston this July

 

Freedom Over Texas

When: July 4th, 2018

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 and stunning fireworks, Wednesday, July 4th from 4 p.m. – 10 p.m. Cupid will open the Citgo Main Stage, followed by special guest, The Mavericks with their genre-defying eclectic mix of Tex-Mex, neotraditional country music, and Latin rockabilly. Chart-topping country music star, Chris Young will headline the event. Recently inducted as a member of the iconic Grand Ole Opry, Chris Young has ten No. 1 singles and seven albums to his credit, including the two-time platinum single “I’m Comin’ Over” and 2015’s Gold-certified I’m Comin’ Over, which earned multiple ACM, BBMA, CMA, CMT, Grammy and RDMA nominations and scored three consecutive chart-topping singles. As is tradition, the evening will conclude with a spectacular blast of fireworks thanks to CITGO who has provided the finale since 2015. This is the second year that CITGO has been a dual sponsor providing both the pyrotechnics and titling the event.

 

Galveston Independence Day Parade and Fireworks

When: July 4th, 2018

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 7:30 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.  

 

Red Hot and Blue Festival

When: July 4th, 2018

Where: The Woodlands

The Woodlands, TX

Put on your red, white and blue and get a prime viewing spot for the exciting South County Fourth of July Parade. The 1.3-mile parade around The Woodlands features marching bands, fire engines, clowns, floats and more! Note: Roads will be closed during the parade; please view the route map for details.

 

City of Bellaire 4thof July Parade and Festival

When: July 4th, 2018

Where: Bellaire Town Square

7008 5thStreet

Bellaire, TX

 

The annual 4th of July Parade and Festival will take place on Wednesday, July 4, 2018. The parade begins at 9:30 am and is followed by the community festival from 10:00 am until 1:00 pm. Bring the entire family and enjoy the parade, carnival games and rides, petting zoo and much more! Festival is held at Bellaire Town Square and Loftin Park. 

 

Repticon Houston Reptile & Exotic Animal Show

When: July 14th, 2018

Where: Pasadena Convention Center

7902 Fairmont Parkway

Pasadena, TX

 

Every year Repticon has received a growing number of requests for a Repticon show in Texas. In July of 2010, at long last Repticon went west with our debut Texas show, Repticon Houston! Hosted at the Pasadena Convention Center and Fairgrounds less than three miles East of Houston’s outer beltway, Repticon Houston features a great selection of reptiles, amphibians, and pet products from across the South, as well as the seminars and activities that only Repticon brings. Now established since 2011 as a show running three times a year, be sure to visit the show in 2018, just outside of Houston, the largest city in Texas!

 

Delta H Con 2018

When: July 14thand 15th, 2018

Where: Houston Marriot Westchase

2900 Briarpark

Houston, TX

 

Delta H Con is the budding flower of hobby Gaming enthusiasts and Anime aficionados in the southern United States. Games range from card games, to board games, role-playing games, live action role-playing games, miniatures, computer games and more. At Delta H Con you can challenge a friend or foe to a duel of wits in your favorite games. We offer a wide range of Anime programming. Voice Actors, Cosplay Guests, Maid and Cosplay shows Anime rooms showing an Anime selection that just might rival your own.

 

2018 Houston Fajita Festival

When: July 28th, 2018

Where: Houston Community College

5601 West Loop S

Houston, TX

 

The Fajita Festival is a celebration of Mexican culture, food, drinks, and entertainment. Come hungry with family and friends to enjoy a day filled with a variety of delicious fajita tacos!’ Texas cookers will have the grill fired up for this 3rd Annual Event!

Events in Houston this June

It’s summer time in Houston and that means it’s time to enjoy all the wonderful festivals and gatherings in this great city. If you’re looking for events in Houston this June, be sure to check out all of the great goings-on listed below.

Events in Houston this June

Vegandale Fest

When: June 2nd, 2018

Where: Sam Houston Park

1100 Bagby

Houston, TX

Vegandale is a mecca for the ethically minded and hungry, with the best of vegan food, goods, and services co-existing on one city block in downtown Toronto. This premiere destination for the vegan and vegan curious is the only one of it’s kind, promoting a world where animal exploitation is a thing of the past. With our roots in abolitionism, our unapologetic messaging is the connection between each project we touch. BUT... we can't contain all of that to just one city block, so we're packing up and taking over the world!

Lee & Joe Jamail Skatepark 10 Year Celebration

When: June 2nd, 2018

Where: Lee and Joe Jamail Skatepark

103 Sabine Street

Houston, TX

The Lee & Joe Jamail Skatepark turns 10 years old June 1, and we're throwing a party to Celebrate this Amazing, One-Of-A-Kind public space.

It represents the Largest private donations ever raised, for a single public Skatepark in America.

We're Celebrating our generous donors, and advocates who made the Skatepark a reality. It's also a celebration of the countless lifelong Friendships this Park has fomented over the last 10 years. A Skatepark like Lee and Joe Jamail has made this huge metropolis feel like a small town.

Buffalo Bayou Rowing Center’s National Learn to Row Day

When: June 2nd, 2018

Where: Navigation Esplanade

2800 Navigation Blvd

Houston, TX

Buffalo Bayou Rowing Center (BBRC) will be hosting the 17th-annual National Learn to Row Day in collaboration with USRowing and Concept2, Inc. on Saturday, June 2, 2018. National Learn to Row day is the first Saturday of June to bring awareness to the sport of Olympic-style rowing. 

This FREE event for all ages will include a community rowing challenge, prizes, swag, food trucks (Moon Rooster & Chocolate Wasted Ice Cream Co.), boat naming ceremonies, a Sally-Up challenge and much more.

Chimney Rock Market

When: June 3rd, 2018

Where: Chimney Rock Plaza

3300 Chimney Rock

Houston, TX

Please join us for our Art and Farmers Market! Our vendors will be selling mouth-watering eats and artisan gifts the whole family can enjoy. As always, four-legged friends are welcome. There will be plenty of treats for them too!When you're done shopping, stop in Sean Anthony Salons to browse the beautiful art gallery brought to you by Creative Energy. Stay for the Art Reception from 2 p.m. - 4p.m., and meet the Artisits! Refreshments will be served. Also, enter for your chance to win a cut and color or brazillian blowout treatment worth over $300 donated by Sean Anthony Salons.

Artist Boat World Oceans Day Festival

When: June 8th, 2018

Where: Stewart Beach

201 Seawall Blvd

Galveston, TX

World Oceans Day is the UN-recognized day of ocean celebration and action. All around the globe individuals and groups use the day to celebrate, learn about, and do their part to help the ocean. Artist Boat is bringing the international celebration to Galveston with the World Oceans Day Festival!

The 2018 World Oceans Day Festival is Friday, June 8th, from 4pm-8pm at Stewart Beach in Galveston, Texas. Bring your friends and family and join us in celebrating the ocean right on its doorstep!

Local, regional, and state organizations will come together to provide engaging activities to help visitors understand the human connection to the ocean and the 2018 focus “Plastic Pollution Prevention”.

5thAnnual Madness on Main

When: June 9th, 2018

Where: White Oak Music Hall

2915 N. Main

Houston, TX

What makes Madness on Main different than other fests? Everyone in the local music community plays an integral part to bring the festival together in true DIY form. Our audience comes with an open mind ready to discover new emerging artists. ​

Madness on Main Fest would not be possible without the hard work of each performer, and the local music/art community (music writers/bloggers, photographers, promoters, record labels & management, print vendors, venues and visual artists). 

Established on Main St, Houston TX in 2012. “Madness On Main has quickly become one of the true highlights of Houston's festival calendar, at a nearly unbeatable price” – Chris Gray, Houston Press 2017

Galveston Cajun Festival

When: June 15th – 17th, 2018

Where: Beach Central Park

2102 Seawall Blvd

Galveston, TX

The third annual Galveston Cajun Festival, which is set for Father’s Day weekend, June 15-17, will celebrate the best of Texas- and Louisiana-styled food, family fun and live entertainment — island style!

The grand event will be held on the beautiful grounds of Beach Central Park at the Hotel Galvez, 2102 Seawall. The festival will take place rain or shine! Festival hours will be from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. June 15, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. June 16 and 11a.m. to 5 p.m. June 17.

The festival will feature a wide variety of Cajun food vendors, kid rides and live music from a wide array of performers across a variety of genres. Admission is $6 for adults. Kids 10 & under FREE! A portion of proceeds will go toward local charitable organizations in the area.

Houston LGBT Pride Celebration 2018

When: June 23rd, 2018

Where: Downtown Houston

Houston, TX

Nearly a decade after the Stonewall Riots in New York, the Gay Rights Movement for equality made its way to Houston. Houston’s own “Stonewall Movement” occurred in June of 1977 when thousands gathered around City Hall in downtown Houston to protest against Anita Bryant. The first Pride Parade took place in June of 1978 along Westheimer Road. The current Pride Celebration is typically held the last Saturday in June to commemorate Stonewall, and the parade, which is held in the evening after sunset. This tradition began in 1997, arranged by then-Houston City Councilmember Annise Parker, where a parade ordinance was revised to allow for the nation’s only nighttime Pride Parade. In 2015, the Pride Celebration moved to its new home in Downtown Houston continuing the tradition that began on the steps of City Hall in 1977.

Events in Houston this May

Events in Houston this May

If you’re looking for events in Houston this May there’s plenty of things to do. From celebrating Cinco de Mayo to Mom to Memorial Day, this month is filled with great gatherings, food and music.

Events in Houston this May

AsiaFest 2018

When: May 5th, 2018

Where: Asia Society Texas Center

1370 Southmore Boulevard

Houston, TX

Celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month with AsiaFest, Asia Society Texas Center's annual family event featuring community performances, fusion cuisine, creative activities, local vendors, and more!

Dragon Boat Festival

When: May 5th, 2018

Where: Downtown Houston

1005 Commerce Street

Houston, TX

The Buffalo Bayou will be overflowing with people and boats at the Annual Houston Dragon Boat Festival.

More than 30 corporate and community teams will paddle their way in the waters of downtown Houston with other festivities celebrating Asian and Asian-American culture.

3rdAnnual Cinco De Mile

When: May 5th, 2018

Where: Clutch Bar

5334 Washington Avenue

Houston, TX

The biggest party in Houston going on its 3rd year, The Mile Series - The Green Mile & Cinco de Mile have changed the game for these days of celebration. We switch sides of town this year to add on more venues and teaming up with our competitors from last year, Upper Echelon! We’re all striving for one common goal, to throw the biggest and most memorable St. Patrick's Day & Cinco de Mayo parties Houston has ever seen!!

Cinco de Mayo Party in the Plaza with Bar Louie

When: May 5th, 2018

Where: Sugar Land Town Square

2711 Plaza Drive

Sugar Land, TX

Margaritas, salt and lime… get ready because it’s Fiesta time! Take your turn on the mechanical bull while enjoying festive drinks, a live DJ from 6:30-7:30, live music following and authentic performances.

Cinco de Mayo at Howl

When: May 5th, 2018

Where: Howl at the Moon

612 Hadley Street

Houston, TX

Cinco de Mayo is coming and with it the kickoff of margarita season! Come celebrate at Howl at the Moon with our Blue Margarita Buckets because there is no better way to enjoy a holiday than with a bucket of booze with your friends, singing along to a live band on stage and dancing the night away!

Mother’s Day Brunch at the Omni Hotel at Westside

When: May 13th, 2018

Where: Omni Houston Hotel at Westside

13210 Katy Freeway

Houston, TX

Celebrate the special lady in your life with a Mother's Day Brunch at Omni Houston Hotel at Westside on Sunday, May 13, 2017! Please call (281) 558-8338 for reservations. 

Mother’s Day Serenade

When: May 13th, 2018

Where: Cullen Performance Hall

University of Houston

4800 Calhoun Rd

Houston, TX

The Houston Latin American Philharmonic presents its annual Mother’s Day Serenade. The concert will take place on Sunday, May 13 at 6:00 pm in the Cullen Performance Hall of the University of Houston. The program includes Mil Violines, Historia de Amor, Como Será, Canta, Libertango and much more. The guest artists for this concert are Chucho Avellanet, Jorge Luis Chacín, and Luis Alonso Hernandez. 

Houston Greek Fest

When: May 17th, 2018

Where: Chapel of St Basil

1100 Eldridge Parkway

Houston, TX

For over 20 years, Houston Greek Fest has built a solid reputation as the premier festival event in the West Houston area sharing Hellenic culture with over 15,000 attendees. Guests of all ages are treated to our family friendly environment, featuring the finest in Greek foods, pastries, church tours, shopping, dancing and children’s activities. This year, we are honored to partner with Ronald McDonald House Houston to assist with their mission of helping families of seriously ill children stay close together during these times. Thank you for taking your time to explore our website. You’re going to LOVE being Greek for the weekend! We look forward to having you as a guest and sponsor of Houston Greek Fest.

Pasadena Strawberry Festival

When: May 18th, 2018

Where: 7603 Red Bluff Road

Pasadena, TX

Come celebrate the strawberry at the annual Pasadena Strawberry Festival. Vollyball, BBQ cook-offs, pig races, magic acts, and the world’s largest strawberry shortcake, and that’s just the morning! Come on down and get your strawberry on!

Comicpalooza

When: May 25th, 2018

Where: George R Brown Convention Center

1001 Avenida de las Americas

Houston, TX

Over 2,000 hours of entertaining activities and over 1.2 million square feet of event space at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, TX. 2018 will be our tenth anniversary and we are expecting the best show to date!

May 12-14th, 2017 attendees had access to sessions covering popular trends and obscure topics; a film festival, gaming competitions, cosplay contests, a live art auction, and much more. The exhibit hall was filled with specialty retailers for comics, popular artists, and exciting games. In addition, the Maker’s Space and NASA Showcase featured innovative technology, while the kid’s area was both fun and educational.