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Events in Houston this September

Events in Houston this September

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

 

Events in Houston this September

 

Houston Restaurant Weeks 2019

When: August 21st– September 2nd, 2019

Where: Various locations in and around Houston

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

FOMO Factory

When: August 21st– December 31st, 2019

Where: The Houston Galleria

5058 Westheimer Road

Houston, TX

 

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

 

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

 

In a Pickle Festival

When: September 7th, 2019

Where: Kingwood Town Center Park

8 North Main Street

Houston, TX

 

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

In A Pickle Festival Schedule & Pickle Contest Info-

Enjoy live music throughout the festival!

 

Fascination Street Flea – Art & Vintage Market

When: September 8th, 2019

Where: Avantgarden

411 Westheimer

Houston, TX

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Garden Bros Circus

When: September 9th, 2019

Where: Humble Civic Center

8301 Will Clayton Pkwy

Humble, TX

 

A Family Tradition for over 100 years!

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

When: September 14th, 2019

Where: Houston Baptist University

7502 Fondren Road

Houston, TX

 

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

 

25thAnnual Gala

When: September 21st, 2019

Where: Czech Cultural Center Houston

4920 San Jacinto

Houston, TX

 

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

 

Oktoberfest Houston

When: September 27th, 2019

Where: The Water Works at Buffalo Bayou

105 Sabine Street

Houston, TX

 

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

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

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

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

 

Beetles, Brew and Barbecue

When: September 28th, 2019

Where: Balls Out Burger

Main and Walnut Streets

Tomball, TX

 

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

 

Walk to End Distracted Driving

When: September 29th, 2019

Where: Minute Maid Park

501 Crawford Street

Diamond Parking Lot

Houston, TX

 

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

Events in Houston this 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

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.

 

 

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