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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.

Events in Houston this March

Events in Houston this March

Whether you’ve lived in Houston your whole life, or you’re new to this great city, there’s always something new to discover in the Bayou City. This month there are plenty of great events in Houston to enjoy. From celebrating the independence of Texas to Mardi Gras celebrations to the annual St. Patrick’s Day Festival, there’s something for everyone this spring in Houston.

Events in Houston this March

Azalea Trail

When: March 1st– 3rd, 2019

Where: River Oaks Garden Club

2503 Westheimer

Houston, TX

 

The 84rd Azalea Trail heralds the beginning of Spring! Blooms of Spring will be in full swing on March 1, 2 and 3, 2019. The Trail will kick off with a ribbon cutting ceremony at the Lazy Lane entrance of Bayou Bend on Friday, March 1st at 10:30 a.m.  A ticket to the Trail gives admission to 6 locations within the River Oaks neighborhood, including 4 private homes and gardens, Bayou Bend and Rienzi.

Heights Crawfish Festival

When: March 2nd, 2019

Where: Houston Heights

411 West 20thStreet

Houston, TX 

Ready to warm up after a chilly winter?  The Chamber has just the event to do that as we kick off the popular Crawfish Festival, right in the heart of the Heights, at the usual site, 411 West 20th Street.  The day starts with a festive parade down 20th and 19th streets with bands, drill teams, funky cars, and much more!  The parade ends at the entrance to the Crawfish Festival where food and fun await! 

Gates to the Festival open at 10:30.  Vendor booths featuring all types of goods and services will be on-hand to show off their wares which can run from cosmetics, to energy services, to clothing and jewelry, art, plus much more. Here’s an opportunity to find that hard to shop for “special gift” for someone’s birthday.

Oh, did we forget to mention the prime food attraction – CRAWFISH?  Mudbugs will be available steaming hot along with corn and potatoes. If you are not a crawfish fan, don’t worry – there will be other menu items available along with cold beer, soft drinks and water.

Texas Independence Day Celebration

When: March 2ndand 3rd, 2019

Where: Washington on the Brazos State Historic Site

23400 Park Road 12

Washington, TX

“Texas Independence Day Celebration”—presented by H-E-B—is an admission free annual two-day living history celebration from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, March 2 and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, March 3 on the 293-acre Washington on the Brazos State Historic Site to commemorate when 59 delegates bravely met in 1836 to make a formal declaration of independence from Mexico and form a new nation.

After all, there is no better place to celebrate Texas independence than on the very spot “Where Texas Became Texas.”

The Jameson Love Thy Neighborhood Block Party

When: March 3rd, 2019

Where: 8thWonder Brewery

2202 Dallas Street

Houston, TX

Sample Jameson cocktails from some of our favorite Houston bartenders

Craft Beer tastings from our brewery partners

Food from our neighborhood favorites

Exclusive access to join Jameson's 5th Generation Master Cooper, Ger Buckley & our Jameson Brand Ambassadors for education sessions

Live performances throughout the day from our Jameson Musicians.

All proceeds from ticket sales benefit Keep America Beautiful which supports

Keep Houston Beautiful.

Mardi Gras on the Woodland’s Waterway

When: March 5th, 2019

Where: Nick’s Fish Dive & Oyster Bar

20 Waterway Avenue #105

The Woodlands, TX

Grab your beads, put on a mask Fat Tuesday is coming and partying is the task!

We pack the house each year at our annual MARDI GRAS PARTY...Guests let loose and enjoy Live Zydeco Music, Dancing, Seafood & Po'Boys!!

12 Annual St. Patrick’s Day Festival

When: March 17th, 2019

Where: Lucky’s Pub

801 St. Emanuel

Houston, TX

The largest St. Patrick’s Day Festival is at both Lucky’s Pub Locations!

94.5 THE BUZZ, Lucky’s Pub, and AWE Productions are proud to announce St. Patrick’s Day Festival 2018. This year’s festival will be even bigger and better than last year; we are closing down the streets to have the largest St. Patrick’s Day Party around!

St. Patrick’s Day Festival DOWNTOWN 2018 featuring:

Centrally located in EaDo Houston – The Art & Soul of the City

St. Patrick’s Day Parade Pre and Post HQ! Float winners announced at Lucky’s Pub.

Southeast Texas State Fair

When: March 22st – 31st,  2019

Where: Ford Park Fairgrounds

5115 Interstate 10 Access Road

Beaumont, TX

The 2019 South Texas State Fair is the 76th such event sponsored by the Young Men's Business League, but the story of the Fair in Beaumont goes back many years before this. The Fair actually is over 100 years old.

One of the first fairs in the city was held during the first week of October 1907. There is evidence to indicate that an earlier fair was held in 1904 and perhaps others before that, but the '07 event was the start of 112 consecutive years of fairs in Beaumont. 

2019 Bayou City Art Festival Memorial Park

When: March 29th– 31st, 2019

Where: Memorial Park

Picnic Lane

Houston, TX 

The festival is one of the top outdoor fine arts festivals in the nation. The three-day festival showcases the works of over 300 of the finest artists in the world. The outdoor event brings out more than 20,000 people to Memorial Park offering visitors the opportunity to meet with exhibiting artists, and enjoy food and entertainment. 

McDonald’s Houston Children’s Festival

When: March 30th– 31st, 2019

Where: Tranquility Park

Houston, TX

Two days of games, circus acts, rides, food, beverages, and entertainment for all ages centered in downtown Houston. The Festival excitement includes Fourteen Big Family Adventure Zones, Six stages of music and entertainment, over three hundred fun activities, as well as featured celebrities. Created 31 years ago by Child Advocates as an avenue to create awareness and funding to help the abused and neglected children of Houston.

Over 5.5 million dollars have been raised for the organization through the annual two days of children activities. 

Come celebrate, enjoy, laugh, and play at the 31th Annual McDonald’s Houston Children’s Festival and create a lifetime of memories!

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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