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Events in Houston this October

Events in Houston this October

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

Events in Houston this October

Original Greek Festival

When: October 4th - 7th, 2018

Where: Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral

3511 Yoakum Blvd

Houston, TX

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

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

Pearland Art & Crafts on the Pavilion

When: October 6th and 7th, 2018

Where: 11200 Broadway Street

Pearland, TX

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

2018 Bayou City Art Festival

When: October 13th, 2018

Where: 901 Bagby Street

Houston, TX

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

40th Houston Italian Festival

When: October 11th - 14th, 2018

Where: University of St Thomas

3800 Montrose Blvd

Houston, TX

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

Dia de los Muertos at Traders Village with Telemundo Houston

When: October 14th, 2018

Where: Traders Village Houston

7979 N Eldridge Road

Houston, TX

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

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

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

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

Texas Renaissance Festival

When: Now through November 25th, 2018

Where: 21778 FM 1774

Todd Mission, TX

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

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

Texian Market Days

When: October 20th, 2018

Where: George Ranch Historical Park

10215 FM 762

Richmond, TX

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

Houston AfriFEST

When: October 27th, 2018

Where: Houston Baptist University

7502 Fondren Road

Houston, TX

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

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

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

8th Annual Energy Day Festival

When: October 20th, 2018

Where: Sam Houston Park

1000 Bagby Street

Houston, TX

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

Blocktober Fest

When: The Parkway at Eldridge

2131 Camden Creek

Houston, TX

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

CAP Howl-O-Ween Dog & Costume Contest

When: October 13th, 2018

Where: La Centerra

23501 Cinco Ranch Blvd

Katy, TX

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

Harvest Fest 2018 

When: October 20th, 2018

Where: Good Shepherd Episcopal Church

Where: 1207 Winding Way

Friendswood, TX

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

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.

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