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 hours to complete their sculptures in front of guests. Bring your kids and your swimsuit and soak up that Texas sun!

Caribbean Heritage Month Festival

June 3

Come downtown to Jones Plaza on Saturday, June 3 to celebrate Caribbean heritage with The Caribbean America Heritage Foundation of Texas. Enjoy native music, cultural dancing and delicious foods from groups representing many nations of the Caribbean, Latin and Spanish Caribbean nations. Adult admission is $20, and the festival kicks off at 2:00 pm. 

Free Press Summer Fest

June 3-4

Filling Eleanor Tinsley Park with Houstonians and visitors from all over the region, Free Press Sumer Fest is back again to kick off summer with some of the biggest names in music. Catch Lorde, Flume, Cage the Elephant and Houston-native Solange, at this two day event. Find more information on the schedule and tickets here.

Pride Houston Festival and Parade

June 18-25

With an attendance over 300,000 each year, Pride Houston is the largest Pride Parade or LGBT gathering in the southwestern United States. The week-long celebration includes a wide variety of exhibitors, artists, music of all kinds and something for everyone. Find a schedule of events and more here. 

Mexico vs. Ghana

June 28

Two excellent national soccer teams come to Houston for the CONCACAF Gold Cup, with Mexico and Ghana at NRG Stadium. The game kicks off at 7:30 pm, and you can find more information about tickets here. 

Party on the Plaza 

Wednesdays in June

Party on the Plaza continues and ends on in June. Each Wednesday, regional bands come downtown to Avenida Houston and play for free, in front of the George R. Brown Convention Center. The party kicks off at 5:00 pm with a DJ, craft beer specials, games and more! The first act start at 7:00, while the headliner starts at 8:00 pm. Find out who’s playing in June here.