April 1, 9, 2022
For the ultimate in fun and family entertainment, head to the Harlem Globetrotters at NRG Park. The Globetrotters are coming to Houston and doing what they do best, basketball wizardry mixed with ankle-breaking moves, and of course, slam dunks. Everyone will laugh at the hijinks and hilarity that ensues with every play. Tickets are on sale now and there are three different times across the two dates. Bring the family, grab some popcorn and have a ball!
April 2, 2022
Aurora Picture Show and Buffalo Bayou Partnership co-present Night Light, a free public event featuring artists’ video projections activating waterfront structures along a 3/4-mile stretch of Buffalo Bayou East trails. There will be new, site-specific, media artworks for a landing, the understructure of a bridge, and decommissioned gravel silos within green spaces along the bayou. Enjoy various music, food trucks and artisan vendors, all connected by paved pathways for patrons to walk and bike through the event.
April 9, 2022
Houston is extremely well known for its annual Art Car Parade and rightly so! The Houston Art Car Parade is the largest celebration of its kind, featuring over 250 entries and attracting 200,000-300,000 spectators. The mobile masterpieces are created by artists, students, youth groups, families, and organizations with a passion for creativity. Some cars will even have you questioning whether or not it’s an actual car, as they are such interesting works of art. Bring the family and make an enjoyable day out of Houston’s most prolific parade.
April 14 – 16, 2022
Enjoy three beautifully mixed evenings of dance at the 2022 Dance Salad Festival. This year’s festival presents six well-known dance companies to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Dance Salad in Houston. The spectacular roster of talent includes renowned dancers, choreographers, musicians and dance companies from countries around the world. Groups include the Hofesh Shechter Company from London, Semperoper Ballett Dresden from Germany and the Royal Danish Ballet’s Kammerballetten from Copenhagen and more! Tickets are required and range from $27 to $62.
Easter Weekend at Kemah Boardwalk
April 15 – 17, 2022
Make Easter weekend an experience! Decorate Easter egg-shaped cookies, take pictures with the Easter Bunny, and participate in the Bunny Hop Egg Hunt, all while enjoying the beautiful Kemah Boardwalk. From Friday to Sunday, the boardwalk is chock full of additional activities like DJs, balloon artists, stilt walkers and live music. Plus, there will be a SONrise service at 7:30 a.m. to celebrate the Easter holiday.
April 23, 2022
Dogepalooza is an innovative and fun way to bring the Doge Community together to share their passion and love for Dogecoin. Dogepalooza’s Main Stage will feature artists, bands, comedians, DJs, dancers, dance teams, poets and spoken word. However, perhaps the crown jewel is Dionne Warwick performing some of her greatest hits. The festival also gives back to the community by supporting and donating to both local and national charities. Be sure to grab your tickets and enjoy a fun day of Dogecoin and crypto-themed fun.
April 29, 2022
Gounod’s sweeping adaptation of Shakespeare’s timeless tragedy, “Romeo and Juliet”, returns in a dazzling new Houston Grand Opera production. This adaptation of Shakespeare's classic will transport audiences to an evening at the London Globe Theatre. With a large chorus, big, rich harmonies, intricate dance numbers, and sumptuous costumes, this is French grand opera at its finest. You know the iconic story, but now you need to experience its majesty on stage with one of the largest operas in the U.S.
Houston Zoo’s 100th Birthday Bash
April 30, 2022
H-Town’s beloved zoo is celebrating its 100th birthday! Now a centenarian, the Houston Zoo is giving you plenty of ways to celebrate. Events include guest speakers at the Reflection Pool, family-friendly entertainment, centennial-themed keeper chats every half hour at different animal habitats and more. Also, beginning at 10:30 a.m. there will be zoo history trivia, an opportunity to build out your own birdhouse, live ice carving and more! Happy birthday to you, Houston Zoo!
Where to Stay for April Activities
If you’re looking to partake in the Art Car Parade or “Romeo and Juliet”, why not stay within walking distance? One of the best locations for both events is the Magnolia Houston, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel. With a prime downtown location, guests have proximity to some of H-Town’s best attractions.
For another centrally-located hotel, try out Blossom Houston near the Museum District, Galleria and Medical Center. So, if you’re looking to enjoy the Harlem Globetrotters or the Zoo’s 100th Birthday Bash, Blossom Houston is a perfect option. Plus, it’s brand new and waiting for visitors!