As the flowers bloom and the weather warms up, Houston gears up for a lively April filled with a diverse range of events and activities. With tons of festivals and even the famous Art Car Parade, there is something for everyone to enjoy in our bustling city. Get ready to make the most of the beautiful weather in Houston this spring!

Night Light

April 6, 2024

Aurora Picture Show and Buffalo Bayou Partnership co-present Night Light, a free public event featuring artists’ video projections activating waterfront structures along a 1/2-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. 

Nothing says spring like a beautiful day of kite flying! Great for the whole family, head over to Hermann Park for a day of fun, live music, games, face painting, and more! Enjoy the weather (before the summer heat sets in) as you fly your kites over the reflection pool and Miller hill from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Visit The Escape Room Houston at The Galleria for the newest escape game Cosmic Crisis! You'll have one hour to destroy the black hole with some help from your AI sidekick, Hermes. Not into space? There's seven other escape room options!

The Welch Hall at Houston Museum of Natural Science

April 2024

Welch Hall HMNS

Photo by Mike Rathke, Courtesy HMNS

Experience the thrill of discovery at the Houston Museum of Natural Science with the opening of its new permanent exhibit, The Welch Hall: Matter and Motion. Engage in interactive displays and activities suitable for all ages. This state-of-the-art addition to the HMNS is a must visit this spring in Houston.

Head out to the Houston Arboretum from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at the end of the month for an Earth Day Celebration! This year, the theme is biodiversity! Visitors are invited to this free event, great for all ages, to explore interactive activities, complete a scavenger hunt, and chat with community partners - rain or shine!

Annual Art Car Parade

April 11 - 14, 2024

One of Houston's most unique traditions takes place in its 37th year! While the parade technically begins on Saturday, April 13th at 2:00 p.m., there are plenty of activities surrounding the parade all weekend long including the Art Car Sneak Peek on Thursday and the Legendary Art Car Ball on Friday. Get to the parade early for the lineup party and H-E-B kids' zone so you can prepare to check out the over 250 entries!

16th Annual H-town Blues Festival

April 5, 2024

Houston's NRG Park is the place to be as legendary blues artists take the stage to deliver unforgettable sets. Indulge in some of the city's best food and drink offerings while you groove to the sounds of some of the biggest names in blues music including Lenny Williams, West Love, and J-Wonn. With an electrifying line-up that promises to bring the house down, the H-Town Blues Festival is a must-attend event for any true music lover. 

Houston Oyster And Seafest

April 6, 2024


This one-of-a-kind foodie festival will take place at Water Works at Buffalo Bayou Park from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and will feature some of Houston's hottest restaurants including Navy Blue, Landry's Seafood House, Josephine's Gulf Coast Tradition, and more. Spend the afternoon enjoying signature oyster and seafood dishes, live music, and exhibits with downtown H-Town as the backdrop.


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Where to Stay in April


Marriott Marquis

If you’re looking to partake in the Art Car Parade, why not stay within walking distance? One of the best locations just across from Discovery Green is the Marriott Marquis. With a prime downtown location, guests have proximity to some of H-Town’s best attractions

Plus, check out the many activities they feature for both out-of-town guests and locals at the Altitude Rooftop and Pool. Weekdays now through September 2nd, you can purchase a day pass and receive a $10 food credit by visiting Resort Pass

  • Monday Local Specials - Calling all Houstonians! Start your week off right with our exclusive offer to enjoy breathtaking city views and unwind and connect with your community.
  • Tuesday University Night - Attention all students! Enhance your Tuesdays at Altitude with a discount on food as you soak up the vibrant atmosphere and mingle with fellow classmates.
  • Wednesday Business Happy Hour - Break up the work week and elevate your networking game. Join us for happy hour every Wednesday to network with like-minded individuals, exchange ideas and connect against the stunning backdrop of Houston’s skyline.
  • Thursday Singles Night - Are you ready to mingle? Whether you’re flying solo or looking to meet someone new, our rooftop oasis offers the perfect ambiance for mixing and mingling.


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