Mosaic Music Lounge
Feb. 1 – 25
Last call for Mosaic Music Lounge sponsored by PNC Bank. The sensory experience at Discovery Green will run weekends until Feb. 25. Starting at 6 p.m., kick off your weekend on the Hess Deck overlooking gorgeous mosaic lights and sculptures while you sip on one of the creative craft cocktails offered. DJ Sun curates the roster of featured DJs, so you know the music will be on point.
Lunar New Year
Lunar New Year is typically celebrated in China and other Asian countries that follow the lunar calendar. The festival begins with the first new moon of the lunar calendar and ends on the first full moon of the lunar calendar, 15 days later. To celebrate the 2022 new moon, the Asia Society of Texas will kick off the celebration at the Lunar New Year Festival with traditional lion dancers on the festival lawn. The event is free to the public and full of Lunar New Year traditions that includes crafts, activities, and performances for all ages.
2022 Rodeo in the Park
The littlest of cowboys and cowgirls will love the 2022 Rodeo in the Park sponsored by the Houston General Go Texan Committee, part of the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo. From bounce houses to inflatable obstacle courses, food trucks and fun activities, there are plenty of ways to wear kids out before naptime. The event is free to the public and will take place at Sam Houston Park. Get ready to rodeo!
Could it get any more romantic than a night spent with Patti LaBelle? Head to the Sugarland Smart Financial Centre for an evening with your favorite songs by the legendary Ms. LaBelle along with Stephanie Mills, and After 7. You’ve “Got To Be Real” and take your significant other for a night of amazing music and top-notch entertainment. Tickets are available and on sale now.
Soul food and Super Bowl Sunday sound like a match made in heaven. We’ll get to experience that slice of heaven at the Houston Super Bowl Sunday Soul Food Festival. We’d venture to say that we’re more excited about the local vendors slinging delicious fried chicken, collard greens, and cornbread than we are about any halftime show. Along with copious amounts of food, there will be booths with clothing, accessories, jewelry, bath and body, menswear, health, and wellness products and so much more. This sounds like the perfect Super Bowl Sunday game plan.
Mardi Gras Galveston
Feb. 18 – 22
Fun fact! Did you know that Galveston is the third-largest Mardi Gras celebration in the United States? We love celebrating all things Fat Tuesday and Galveston carries the Texas crown for this niche celebration that is unique to Louisiana. Mardi Gras Galveston has plenty of Cajun and Creole food throughout the celebration including, but certainly not limited to, gumbo, jambalaya, seafood and more, all while parades roll by and beads are thrown. Head down to the Texas coast and revel in the carnival season.
You’ve probably noticed that rodeo season is here! February and March are sacred to Houstonians because it’s the start of the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo season. Karbach Brewing is kicking off rodeo season with the 2022 Rodeo Clown Roundup! This event at Karbach’s Biergarten will feature live music from Flatland Cavalry, Shinyribs, and Aaron Copeland. Doors open at 3 p.m. and revelry will continue throughout the evening. Both V.I.P. and general admission tickets are available for purchase.
Feb. 22 – Mar. 20
We want to give you the heads up that “Hamilton” is heading to the Hobby Center. The hype is real and tickets are going to be hard to get. However, now is your chance to see the epic Tony®-, Grammy®-, Olivier Awards-, and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical created by Lin-Manuel Miranda. “Hamilton” is the story of Alexander Hamilton and America then, but told by America now through blends of hip-hop, jazz and R&B. Tickets to see the musical would be the perfect Valentine’s Day present for the one you love…hint, hint.
Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo Bar-B-Q Cookoff
Feb. 24 – 26
Another hot ticket around Houston is the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo Bar-B-Q Cookoff. Tickets to the cookoff include a complimentary sliced barbecue beef sandwich plate, access to live music areas and admission to the carnival. If you’re lucky enough to score individual tent tickets, you’ll surely eat the best brisket, pork, sausage and chicken of your life. Food and entertainment are plentiful as there are delicious food vendors slinging everything from classic fair food to assorted snacks on a stick at every turn.
Where to Stay in February
Casa del Mar Beachfront Suites
If you plan on heading to Mardi Gras Galveston we suggest staying at Casa del Mar. Located on the Seawall Beachfront at 61st Street, Casa del Mar is central to all of the favorite Island attractions, restaurants and shopping. The stretch of “Babe’s Beach” across from the property is one of Galveston’s largest sandy beaches and Seawall Boulevard is a perfect setting for sunbathing, fishing, bike riding, jogging or a leisurely stroll. Plus, you’re incredibly close to The Historic Strand District where carnival takes place.
The Royal Sonesta is offering the Rodeo RoundUp Package. Start your stay off with a welcome gift of all natural salsa from Austin-based Tommy's, hang your hat in one of our luxurious guestrooms and spur on the following morning with a country breakfast featuring hearty homegrown options like Texas Blueberry Pancakes with Guajillo Honey, Steak & Egg Skillet and Gristmill Granola with Lucky Layla Yogurt and Berries. The Rodeo Roundup is priced from $164, excluding taxes, and features overnight accommodations for two, breakfast for two and valet parking. Available Thursday through Sunday nights through March 17.