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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.

Events in Houston this April

Events in Houston this April

Spring in Houston is a wonderful time, there are so many outdoor, family friendly events in Houston in April. From celebrating Holi to some sampling amazing Houston barbecue, there’s sure to be something for everyone to enjoy this month in Houston.

 

Events in Houston this April

 

Color HTX

When: April 6, 2019

Where: Bhakti Urban Farm

5415 Wheatley Street

Houston, TX

 

Color HTX is a conscious festival committed to celebrating the diversity and unity of our community. Color HTX is an evolution of the Holi Festivals that are traditionally celebrated to welcome the season of spring with an atmosphere of love and joy. This family friendly festival, hosted at Bhakti Urban Farm, is open to people of all ages and backgrounds. Bhakti Urban Farm (a project of ISKCON of Houston), an exciting new farm community just minutes from Houston Heights, is meant to inspire people towards a holistic lifestyle based on the wisdom from ancient agrarian cultures, specifically by caring for land and cows for sustainability, thru performing arts and music, practicing meditation and yoga. We are committed to making Houston a more conscious place to live through our community driven events at. Come join us for a celebration unlike any other!!

 

Houston Latinfest

When: April 14, 2019

Where: Jones Plaza

600 Louisiana

Houston, TX

 

The Houston Latin Fest is a family- oriented Latin music festival that provides the surrounding Latin communities in Houston a place to gather with family and friends to listen and dance to live Latin music, connect with other fans in an open social space, and celebrate their Latin heritage.

 

The Houston Latin Fest is a festival that was created for all Latin people(El festival de todos los latinos) to promote unity, diversity and to preserve the tradition of Latin music for future generationslike no other festival. It also features some of today’s top performers in Latin music.

 

WorldFest – Houston

International Film Festival

When: April 5 - 14, 2019

Where: Cinemark Memorial City

310 Memorial City mall

Houston, TX

 

WorldFest was founded over 52 years ago as an International Film Society in August, 1961. WorldFest became the third competitive international film festival in North America, following San Francisco and New York. WorldFest is the oldest Independent Film & Video Festival in the World. It evolved into a competitive International Film Festival in April, 1968. It was founded by award-winning producer/director Hunter Todd to present a quality film festival for the Independent filmmakers.

 

32ndAnnual Houston Art Car Parade

When: April 11 - 13, 2019

Where: Downtown Houston

 

The Houston Art Car Parade is the highlight of a four-day celebration of the drive to create, Houston Art Car Parade Weekend.

The parade attracts 250+ vehicles and other entries from 23 states along with Canada and Mexico

A live audience of some 250,000+ spectators

Parade entries include anything on wheels from bicycles and unicycles to lawnmowers to cars and go-carts

Entries are as likely to be made by members of the general public as by recognized artists

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Community groups, public and private schools, and professional organizations have become regular participants. Inspired by what they see, spectators create art cars of their own and often become future participants. And as the parade grows, attracting more and more participants, the complexity and quality of the entries increases.

 

Japan Festival Houston

When: April 13, 2019

Where: Hermann Park – Japanese Garden

4543 Post Oak Place

Houston, TX

 

Japan Festival Houston celebrates the rich cultural heritage of Japan with traditional and contemporary performances of Japanese music, dance and martial arts, Japanese/Japanese-inspired food, as well as demonstrations and displays of Ikebana flower arrangement, tea ceremony, origami, bonsai and more.

 

The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival

When: April 13 – 14, 2019

Where: Town Green Park

2099 Lake Robbins Drive

The Woodlands, TX

 

The Woodlands Arts Council will present the 14th Annual Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival on April 13th and 14th, 2019.

 

Town Green Park and the waterway will be transformed into an outdoor art gallery featuring over 200 juried artists from across the country.

 

Enjoy 4 entertainment stages, hands-on art activities and demonstrations along with amazing food and beverages all weekend long.

 

7thAnnual Houston Barbecue Festival

When: April 14, 2019

Where: Humble Civic Center

8233 Will Clayton Parkway

Humble, TX

 

Houston's best barbecue joints all in one place, for one price!

 

Your favorite barbecue joints will be back this year - Beaver's, Blood Bros. BBQ, Buck's Barbeque Co., CorkScrew BBQ, Daddy Duncan's BBQ, Eaker Barbecue, El Burro & the Bull, Feges BBQ, Gatlin's BBQ, Harlem Road Texas BBQ, Killen's Barbecue, Lenox Bar-B-Q, Louie Mueller Barbecue, Pappa Charlies Barbeque, Pinkerton's Barbecue, Pizzitola's Bar-B-Cue, Ray's BBQ Shack, Reveille Barbecue Co., Roegels Barbecue Co., Rusty Buckle BBQ Company, Southern Q BBQ, Southside Market & BBQ, Spring Creek Barbeque, Tejas Chocolate & Barbecue, The Brisket House, The Pit Room, Tin Roof BBQ, and Victorian's Barbecue.

 

Brew at the Zoo

When: April 25, 2019

Where: Houston Zoo

6200 Hermann Park Drive

Houston, TX

 

Brew at the Zoo highlights some of the best beers from Texas and surrounding areas. As you sip, you can stroll through parts of the Houston Zoo and check out some of your favorite animals. See special presentations with our elephants, jaguars, sea lions, and more. Step into Kipp Aquarium, Carruth Natural Encounters, and the Reptile & Amphibian House for Meet the Keeper Talks Presented by Phillips 66.

 

Music and entertainment will delight you as you sample a variety of refreshing beers. Additional beer sample passports will be available for purchase during the night. Plus, enjoy live music by local artists! Pub-style grub will also be available for purchase throughout the event.

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 February

Events in Houston this February

February is a busy month for us at Preston Woods and Associates. Currently we’re working on two large projects – one in Charlotte and one in Nashville. In addition to those townhouse projects we’re working on, we’re also heading out to Las Vegas for the International Builder’s Show. February is typically home improvement month. There are all kinds of events around town that can help you make the most of your home. From the Houston Home and Garden Show to the to multiple home buyer’s seminars and many marketplace events to fill your home, there’s always something great happening in Houston.

Events in Houston this February

Houston Home and Garden Show

When: February 8th– 10th, 2019

Where: NRG Center

Houston, TX

The 33rd Annual Houston – Texas Home & Garden Show, presented by Mattress Firm, is Houston’s premier destination for all your home and garden needs. The show returns to NRG Center this February 8-10, 2019, just in time to get all your spring projects ready.

From windows and doors to roofs and floors, this show covers more than 100,000 square feet, with more than a thousand products and services on hand, including experts and ideas all for your convenience. Build a home from scratch or renovate the space you already have!

Asia Society Lunar New Year at the Galleria

When: February 9th– 17th, 2019

Where: The Galleria

5085 Westheimer Road

Houston, TX

Join Asia Society Texas Center in celebrating the Year of the Pig for a special Lunar New Year celebration at the Galleria! We'll bring free arts and crafts activities, games, and exciting performances for the whole family to enjoy.

The Market at Sawyer Yards

When: February 9th, 2019

Where: Sawyer Yards Art Alley

1502 Sawyer Street

Houston, TX

The Market at Sawyer Yards debuted in the spring of 2016 and continues 2nd Saturdays. This curated market hosts a mix of artist mediums with a focus on folk art, the maker is the seller & artisan crafts including packaged specialty foods.

Surrounded by the highest concentration of working artists in all of Texas, the market coincides with 2nd Saturday Open Studios, when artists from The Silos at Sawyer Yards, Winter, Spring, Summer and Silver Street Studios, open their studios to the public. The Arts District Houston hosts this eclectic Saturday market produced by Mitch Cohen of First Saturday Arts Market.

Valentine’s Day Houston Hot Air Balloon Festival

When: February 9th, 2019

Where: Brookshire Polo Club

800 Wilpitz Rd

Brookshire, TX

Bring the entire family and come enjoy Houston's BEST Hot Air Balloon Festival!

Is there any better way to celebrate Valentine's Day! Held on a large field just west from downtown Houston, Texas join dozens of vendors, chefs, local musicians, artists, cooking demonstrations, pop-up art galleries, PLUS food and alcohol tasting partners. 

Weather permitting, Saturday will include a morning launch and evening glows and tethered rides. Not just about the balloons, Saturday will include Live Music, a Wine Tasting Tent, a Battle of the Chefs Tasting Competition, Polo Matches (a little bit of cowboy polo!) and a kids play area!

Home Buyer Seminar with Carmen De Costa

When: February 17th, 2019

Where: 1706 Johnson Street

Houston, TX

New Year, New Home! Please join us to learn about the Best Mortgage Options for Today's First Time Home Buyers. You will be educated on programs that may fit your home buying needs and get you in a home quicker than you think! Don't miss out!

Lunch will be served, arrive early.

World Championship Bar-B-Que

When: February 21st, 2019

Where: NRG Park

One NRG Park

Houston, TX

More than 250 teams, led by barbecue aficionados, compete in the World's Championship Bar-B-Que Contest. While most team tents are invitation-only, visitors can enjoy several public venues, including The Garden, Rockin' Bar-B-Que Saloon and the Chuck Wagon.  Plus, the carnival is open, for wild rides and fun games.

The Garden Stage, sponsored by Miller Lite, features some of the best up-and-coming and established artists in Texas country. The Rockin' Bar-B-Que Saloon also features live and DJ music, and has an outside patio for visitors to enjoy. Inside the saloon is the Chuck Wagon, where visitors can pick up their complimentary sliced brisket plate with chips and beans. 

Beginner’s Hands-On Workshop to Mastering the Art of Chalk Finish Painting

When: February 23rd, 2019

Where: Village Antiques

1200 Blalock Road #350

Houston, TX

The next step in your home transformation – from advanced furniture painting techniques to the art of distressing, a certified Amitha Verma Chalk Finish Paint teacher will reveal everything you need to know about using our products and systems in this private, hands-on workshop.

Your private paint teacher will be there to teach you and then guide you as you work on sample objects and practice the very best techniques in this fun, inspiring setting. Arrive a beginner and leave an expert armed with your samples and a handy instructional booklet so you can recreate the same finishes you love on your own furniture and home decor.

3rdAnnual Chili Cook Off

When: February 23rd, 2019

Where: Spindle Tap Brewery

10622 Hirsch Road

Houston, TX

Kick off cook off season at our 3rd Annual Chili Competition! Sign your team up to compete, or come to sample!Winners get cash prize!

Saturday, February 23rd from 11:00am – 3:00pm

Set-Up for contestants is 7:00am - 11:00am on the 23rd 

Registration: $25/team (This is for the entire team. There is no team size limit.)

RSVP to come and sample! 

Mardi Gras Galveston

When: February 22nd – March 5th,  2019

Where: The Strand

2300 Strand Street

Galveston, TX

At Mardi Gras! Galveston, the extravagance found in Texas’ largest Mardi Gras celebration starts with the beads! More than 3 million beads will be thrown at Mardi Gras! Galveston and that’s just the beginning of the elaborate parades, headliner performances, family events, feasting and other festivities that come with hosting Mardi Gras island style.

WATCH...all your favorite Mardi Gras parades (including the Mystic Krewe of Aquarius, Krewe Gambrinus and Knights of Momus Grand Night Parade as they come to the Entertainment District) from a balcony party on the Strand! Balcony parties include admission into the Entertainment District, access to the balcony party with cash bar and music and a VIP view of the Mardi Gras festivities! Find the full list of tickets HERE.

DANCEto non-stop entertainment on the Budweiser Stage and Electric Mardi Gras Stage. Buy your General Admission tickets today and have access to all concerts!

RUN…the 108th Mardi Gras! Galveston Official 5k Run to start the party early!

ROLL…with the 8th Annual Zaniest Golf Cart Parade! Golf Cart parade entries receive FREE entry into the Entertainment District & Best Decorated Golf Cart gets FREE Balcony Party Passes!

RIDE…with your “Ticket to Ride” We provide the float, beads, driver and balcony party you provide the Krewe! Gather your friends and contact sspak@yagaspresents.com to sign up today and ask about ALL the ways to PLAY ! 

Events in Houston this January

Events in Houston this January

Happy New Year! From all of us at Preston Woods and Associates, we hope you had a wonderful holiday and are looking forward to a prosperous 2019. Now that the holidays are over, take some time to enjoy all that Houston has to offer.

Events in Houston this January

Ice Land & Festival of Lights

When: January 2-6, 2019

Where: Moody Gardens

7 Hope Blvd

Galveston, TX

Brighten up the holidays with a tradition for families and groups alike. A mile-long trail with more than one million lights and lighted scenes take you around the Moody Gardens property with spectacular views  Galveston Bay. Enjoy the area’s only outdoor skating rink, concession areas with hot chocolate and festive food, holiday buffets, live entertainment and more.

Moody Gardens recognizes the following 2018 Festival of Lights Sponsors: KPRC TV2, Houston Chronicle, Pepsi, Gilbane Builders, Garmon Flooring, KenMor Electric,  Baker Concrete, Broome Welding, Chuoke Plumbing, Forman Equipment, Forward Energy, Huitt-Zollars, Kelso Concrete, Letsos, Marek Bros, Milam Painting, Schindler Elevator, Western Specialty.

Loop

When: January 2-6, 2019

Where: George R Brown Convention Center

1001 Avenida de las Americas

Houston, TX

Avenida Houston welcomes LOOP, a cross between a music box, a zoetrope and a railway handcar. The retro-futuristic machine, more than two meters in diameter, creates animated fairy-tale loops. Through the combined efforts of members of the public working the hand lever, the image cylinder lights up and creates the illusion of motion in the drawings. The black and white images, tinted through a strobe effect, recall the earliest movies and are visible inside the cylinder as well as outside it, so that they can be watched from close up or far away. The speed at which the images fly by, the frequency at which the light flickers and the rhythm of the audio composition are all directly related to the pace set by the participants, who can be of any age.

LOOP is a work by Olivier Girouard, Jonathan Villeneuve and Ottoblix and presented by Ekumen and Quartier des Spectacles Partnership, Montreal. This installation will be the first in Texas and only the third of visit of its US tour. LOOP was first presented as part of the 7th edition of Luminothérapie, from 2016 to 2017, at the Place des Festivals in the Quartier des Spectacles in Montreal.

Zoo Lights

When: January 3 – 11, 2019

Where: Houston Zoo

6200 Hermann Park Drive

Houston, TX

The Houston Zoo is transformed into a winter wonderland! TXU Energy Presents Zoo Lights celebrates its seventh year as one of Houston’s most well-loved holiday traditions. Sip hot chocolate as you stroll through the beautiful Houston Zoo grounds and take in the sights and sounds of the season. Fifteen miles of earth-friendly LED lighting illuminate our ancient oak trees and decorate the paths to light your way. 

Funfetti Fridays

When: January 8 – 22, 2019

Where: Discovery Green

1500 McKinney Street

Houston, TX

With DJ Mohawk Steve spinning your favorite jams, ice skating has never been this fun. Bring your friends and family for a perfect winter night on the ICE with lively music and a light show.

General admission: $11 admission. $4 skate rental. (Tax Included) Members: $11 (Free skate rental) Online: $18 includes tax and skate rental.

Rainbow on ICE

When: January 11, 2019

Where: Discovery Green

1500 McKinney Street

Houston, TX

On Friday, January 11, 7pm-10pm the annual LGBTQ celebration at Discovery Green heads to the ICE for the ultimate dance party with electrifying entertainment featuring music by DJ Joe Ross and costumes created by Yahiara Dehill using recycled items. FREE to attend, skating fees apply.

Don't miss Drag Houston and their live staged production of the hit single and viral sensation music video to Ariana Grande’s “Thank U, Next”. They will be paying tribute to pop culture movie sensations such as, “Legally Blonde”, “13 Going on 30”, “Mean Girls”, and “Bring It On!” It’s promised to be a theatrical, non-stop, high energy performance from up-and-coming local Houston Drag stars!

Hops n’ Hot Sauce

When: January 12, 2019

Where: Spindle Tap Brewery

10622 Hirsch Road

Houston, TX

NEW FOR 2019 -

SPICY FOOD EATING CHALLENGE

with Mikey V!

3rd Annual

Hot Pepper Eating Contest

An afternoon

Gary Kyle and  Jay Warren

DJ and Other Entertainment

spicy foods and other samples

Fresh Craft Beer

Kids Play Area with Bounce Houses

Popular Houston Food Trucks

Free Parking

Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday Celebration

When: January 15, 2019

Where: Rothko Chapel

3900 Yupon

Houston, TX

In honor of the life and work of the Rev. Dr. King, the Chapel will host a conversation between civil rights activist and organizer Rev. Dr. Bernard LaFayette, Jr. and Former Indian Ambassador Nirupama Rao exploring the influence of Mahatma Gandhi on Dr. King, moderated by Melanie Lawson. The program features opening remarks by Mayor Sylvester Turner and Consul General of India, Dr. Anupam Ray. This program coincides with the Houston-wide Gandhi Sesquicentennial Celebration in partnership with the Mahatma Gandhi Library-Houston.

A performance by Indrajit Banerjee (sitar) and Shantilal Shah (tabla) will take place from 6:30-7pm during seating for the event. A performance by the Phillip Hall Singers will conclude the program. 

The Original MLK Day Parade

When: January 21, 2019

Where: Hermann Square

900 Smith Street

Houston, TX

The extravagant and diversified celebration will feature an array of marching bands, decorated floats, dance teams, military & ROTC groups, first responders, city & county officials, VIP guest appearances, and notable organizations from around the world. The parade will be immediately followed by the​ 2n​d Annual MLK, Jr. Taste of Houston festival in LOT B of ​Minute Maid Park (at the corner of ​Texas & St. Emmanuel​). ​The family-friendly festival will feature popular and cultural food cuisines and desserts, artwork, kid-friendly activities, and live musical performances. ​Attendance to the parade and the festival is free to the general public.

This year’s parade celebration is part of a full weekend of festivities and community service projects with a focus on celebrating the life and legacy of beloved civil rights leader, the late ​Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The schedule of activities will kick off on​ Thursday, January 11 th and continue through the weekend, including the annual MLK children’s march and MLK volunteer day of service (in partnership with the national chapter of the ​AFL-CIO​) at ​MacGregor Park on ​Saturday, January 13th​, beginning at 10:00 AM.

13thAnnual Spring Katy Home and Garden Show

When: January 26 – 27, 2019

Where: Merrell Center & Robinson Pavilion

6301 S Stadium Lane

Katy, TX

Spring into high gear to find the freshest home design trends at the 13th Annual Spring Katy Home & Garden Show January 26-27 at the Merrell Center. Fresh finds for 2019 include a full-scale farmhouse kitchen sure to WOW; guest speakers Dana Tyson, host of Sunny 99.1’s morning show and her son, realtor/home builder, Bobby Tyson share the backstory on how they restored a 1922 historic East-end home. The popular Vintage Market component returns bustling with timely, yet vintage finds, plus hourly, hands-on workshops from The Rustic Brush where guests can make unique décor to take home. The largest home show in the Southwest features two buildings over-flowing with inspiration, including over 200 industry experts specializing in kitchen and bath; home décor; windows & doors; flooring; paint; furnishings and more. Get inspired and ready to renovate and decorate! Tickets are $9 for adults; kids 12 and under are FREE. Parking is also FREE! Hours are Saturday, January 26; 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. and Sunday, January 27; 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. For ticket information, directions, and hours visit www.KatyHomeandGardenShow.com or call 832-392-0165.