From the romantic ambiance of Valentine's Day to the cultural celebrations of Lunar New Year and Black History Month, February in Houston provides something for everyone. Check out these exciting and unique events happening around our city!

Tapas on the Trails (Houston Arborteum)

FEBRUARY 10, 2024

Celebrate Valentine's Day a few days early with a delicious adventure at "Tapas on the Trails" presented by the Houston Arboretum! Enjoy casual evening stroll through nature with tasty bites along the way. Back by popular demand, it's a relaxed (and flavorful) experience – perfect for a fun night with a partner or friends. Don't pass up the chance to enjoy good food with a beautiful natural backdrop!

Black History Tours (Heritage Society)


Explore the stories and contributions of Black history in Houston and dive into the rich history of the city on this tour that highlights three significant cultural landmarks. It's a chance to connect with the past and gain insights into the vibrant heritage that has shaped the city including the historic settlement of Freedmen's Town.

BHM at Avenida Houston 2024

Black History Month Culture Fest @ Avenida Houston


Don't miss this big two-day party! Black History Month Culture Fest @ Avenida Houston celebrates the African American heritage with an impressive lineup of live music, poetry, dance, art, a marketplace and more. Everyone is invited to join Houston First Corporation (HFC) on Saturday, February 24, and Sunday, February 25 (1-5 p.m.) on the Plaza at Avenida Houston, downtown’s Convention and Entertainment District, for this free, family-friendly event. Find one-of-a-kind creations in the marketplace, soak in sounds from the Main Stage area, or check out some of H-town’s hottest DJs and panel discussions in The Vibe Lounge.

Lunar New Year at Discovery Green

FEBRUARY 11, 2024

Head downtown to celebrate the Lunar New Year at Discovery Green! This free event marks the beginning of the year of the wood dragon, while bringing together communities and supporting local businesses. Check out an exciting performance by Lee's Golden Dragon and explore amazing vendors, food stands, and crafts. This cultural celebration shouldn’t be missed!

Valentine's Candlelit Concert

FEBRUARY 7, 2024

Secure your spot now for the Valentine's Candlelit Concert held in the Z Atrium of the POST downtown. Whether you're with your special someone or just hanging out with friends, you'll love this chamber concert experience featuring some of your favorite movie love songs and classical music for a perfect Valentine's Day experience. Standing room is free (RSVP required) and reserved seating is just $15.

Monster Jam

FEBRUARY 10, 2024

Monster Jam might not be the most romantic of Valentine’s options, but it is lots and lots of fun! From kids to adults, there’s nothing better than 12,000-pound monster trucks flying through the air at NRG Stadium at speeds up to 70 mph. Classic trucks like Grave Digger, Megalodon, El Toro Loco and Zombie will all be there doing signature tricks, flips and jumps. Pro tip: bring protective ear covering for younger kids.

Superbowl Sunday at Social Beer Garden

FEBRUARY 11, 2024

Super Bowl Sunday is always an excuse to have a good time and this year’s championship is no different. Head to Midtown and score some “cool” points by joining the party at Social Beer Garden. There’s no cover, some of the biggest TVs in Midtown, lots of food choices, drink specials, DJs and a puppy adoption drive. So, it’s kind of like your own personal Super Bowl and Puppy Bowl in one. What more could you want while watching the biggest game of the year!?

Houston Rodeo World Championship BBQ Contest

FEBRUARY 22 - 24, 2024

Every Houstonian's favorite time of year begins in late February...the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo! It all begins with the Bar-B-Que Contest. Some lucky folks might find themselves in an invitation-only tent with one of the 250 participating teams. No worries if not! Entry tickets to the contest include a complimentary brisket plate along with live music and access to the carnival. Feeling active? Sign up for the Houston Rodeo Run which takes place on Sunday the 24th. It begins downtown and ends at Eleanor Tinsley Park for a post-race party! Yee-haw!

Mardi Gras Galveston

FEBRUARY 2 - 13, 2024

Head to Galveston for the best of Texas Mardi Gras! Known for its lively parades, copious amounts of throws, amazing music and stellar cuisine, Galveston is ready for carnival. The celebrations actually start on February 2nd, but the culmination is the weekend that leads into Fat Tuesday. Enjoy the multitude of parades with the biggest being the Knights of Momus Grand Night Parade on Saturday, February 10th. Sunday the 11th is full of parades dedicated to kids and animals, which makes for a fun day. Then, Tuesday night is the final parade of the season with the Mystic Krewe of Aquarius. Plenty of opportunities to get your Mardi Gras fix this February!

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Where to Stay in February

The Whitehall

For a lovely boutique hotel, head to The Whitehall near Midtown. Houston’s original landmark hotel, The Whitehall shines with iconic mid-century architecture, gracious Southern hospitality, and award-winning cuisine. The Whitehall also has a number of deals list the Stay and Save deal, where the longer you stay the more you save. One of the best amenities at The Whitehall is the in-house art gallery that features original works from a collaboration with the Savannah College of Art and Design.

San Luis Resort

If you’re looking to head to Mardi Gras, the San Luis Resort is a great option. The 32-acre, beachfront hotel and spa resort is located on beautiful Galveston Island. When you book dates offered for the resort’s Mardi Gras package, you get to enjoy complimentary tickets to the Mardi Gras Galveston festivities. The resort also offers a "Romance on the Beach" package which includes an ocean-front room and a romantic dinner.

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