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  • thanksgiving, parade, heb, downtown, holiday, holidays
    November 15, 2017
    A huge dinner, football games on the television, Black Friday shopping – we all know what to expect come Thanksgiving weekend; though, you can surprise the whole family by switching it up this year. Add some ‘whoas’ and ‘wows’ by tying in one of these Houston-area holiday events. 68th Annual H-E-B Thanksgiving Day Parade The Parade is located in downtown Houston, begins at 9 a.m. on Thanksgiving morning and is free for all. The Houston Thanksgiving Day Parade...
  • Houston Zoo Boo
    October 13, 2017
    From costumes to trick-or-treating to spooky decor, October is a fun-filled month for families with kids. And Houston has no shortage of Halloween-inspired events for all ages. Whether it’s a ghostly symphony concert or a day of Día de los Muertos arts and crafts, you’re guaranteed to have a fun at the many events the city has to offer. So get your little ghosts, goblins, princesses and superheroes and head out for a terrorific time. Halloween Monster Mayhem Monsters have...
  • Day For Night Music Festival Credit: Thom Yorke (Roberto Panucci - Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images), Annie Clark (Michael Loccisano/Getty Images), Trent Reznor (Scott Dudelson/WireImage)
    September 21, 2017
    The team behind Free Press Summer Festival, Houston's annual two-day music fest, present an epic (yes, epic!) art, music and speaker line-up December 15-17 at Post HTX. Although billed as a music festival, this all-star art and music event is unlike any other in the world. Nearly 100 artists, musicians and presenters will share their talents alongside dozens of art installations throughout the 1.5 million square foot campus. The festival employs a variety of mediums such as light,...
  • City Hall Farmers Market
    September 20, 2017
    It may not feel like fall in Houston but fall is indeed upon us. Which means that Houston’s City Hall Farmers Market is back for the season starting Wednesday, September 20. The market, operated by Urban Harvest , is the perfect spot to grab lunch and catch a midday break in downtown Houston. Open from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. every Wednesday through mid-December, the City Hall Farmers Market features more than 40 vendors offering prepared foods, artisanal bread, fresh produce, honey, and...
  • Xochi dessert Credit: Xochi Facebook Page
    September 15, 2017
    Houston Chronicle food critic, Alison Cook, released her top 100 restaurants picks for 2017 . The much anticipated list, now in its seventh year, includes the best restaurants in town and makes for a great dining guide for Houstonians and visitors alike. This year, the list includes 16 newcomers, including chef Hugo Ortega’s downtown restaurant, Xochi, which took the top spot held by the now closed Oxheart in previous years. Also this year, Cook numerically ranked the top 30 restaurants...
  • Emancipation Park
    June 16, 2017
    Juneteenth and Houston’s Emancipation Park have had a special connection since the park was established 145 years ago. That connection is being fortified with the celebrations planned this year as the park unveils a massive overhaul that will bring new life to the Third Ward. Understanding the shared history of the park and the holiday can help people better appreciate the significance of each. On June 19, 1865, Major General Gordon Granger standing on the balcony of Ashton Villa in...
  • free press summer fest
    May 30, 2017
    The month of June is packed with some of our favorite annual events in Houston. Check out some signature events for the month below, and you can always find out what’s happening in Houston with our events calendar . AIA Sandcastle Competition June 3 Head down to Galveston and the hidden East Beach for the AIA Sandcastle Competition . The annual fundraising event showcases over 60 sandcastle teams, aimed at winning the Golden Bucket Award. The teams plan months in advance and have five...
  • Cosplay Contest 2016
    May 1, 2017
    What’s coming in May? Here’s a list of a few top events in Houston. To find out what else is going on, check out our Events Calendar . Party on the Plaza – Every Wednesday in May and June - Free One of Houston’s favorites is back, and it’s taking place in Avenida Houston! Party on the Plaza consists of nine weekly concerts in May and June, showcasing local and regional artists from 7-9pm. Enjoy food trucks, DJs, prizes and surprises. Playing in May: Los...
  • the rink
    March 10, 2017
    Spring break has finally arrived, but knowing how to best fill those free days can sometimes be a little daunting. We’ve taken the legwork out of planning your week by creating your list of places to go. Here is spring break, Houston style. Avenida Houston and Discovery Green Downtown's entertainment hub will be busy this spring break, with free activities taking places every hour . Some of our favorites happening during spring break include a live ice carving, roller skating at The...
  • Crawfish in plate
    February 3, 2017
    It’s that time of year again! Crawfish season came early again after warmer winter weather throughout the region. We pulled together a list of the 12 mudbug staples in Houston along with a few picks from our local readers in a Battle of the Mudbugs to help you navigate this delicious time of year. Whether you prefer Vietnamese or Cajun style boils, Htown has them all! (Pro Tip: If you don't know the proper way to eat crayfish, need beer pairings, or want a great recipe, check out our...
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