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Your Houston agenda is sure to be packed in March as the city hosts a slew of fun festivals and events, including the popular Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. With so many options, you may wonder how you’ll find the time to experience these must-do activities. We’re here to help you choose! Check out our guide to Houston in March and start planning.
LAN! Spring of Latino Art
This four-month celebration of Latino art organized by the Inter-University for Latino Research consortium and the University of Houston Center for Mexican American Studies continues in March with several events around town. Head to Art League Houston for Here, Ahora: Houston Latinx, Queer Artists Under 30, an exhibit on view from March 22 to May 4 that highlights the work of LGBTQ artists of color in Houston. From March 28 to 31, the Houston Latino Film Festival returns for its fourth year, featuring films from established filmmakers in the U.S., Latin America, Spain, and Portugal.
Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo
This must-do event and Houston tradition continue through March 17 at NRG Center. Don’t miss your chance to enjoy livestock shows, carnival rides, delicious food, and a star-studded concert line-up, featuring Cardi B, Camila Cabello, Brad Paisley, and George Strait among others.
Say hello to spring by touring the beautiful gardens and residences that form part of the 84th Azalea Trail. Organized by the River Oaks Garden Club, this event allows you to tour four private homes and gardens, Rienzi and Bayou Bend to witness beautiful azaleas coming into bloom from March 1 to 3.
47th Annual Buffalo Bayou Regatta
Experience another longstanding Houston tradition at the 47th Annual Buffalo Bayou Partnership Regatta, a 15-mile race along Buffalo Bayou on March 9. Not up for paddling? Grab a spot along the race course and support the competitive and amateur paddlers as they make their way toward the finish line.
St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations
If you want to celebrate the Feast of Saint Patrick, Houston has plenty of options for you. Don your green attire and head to the 60th Annual Houston St. Patrick's Parade in downtown Houston. The two-hour parade on March 16 promises to be lots of fun. For a fun, family-friendly option, visit Levy Park for its St. Patrick’s Day Festival and enjoy a leprechaun scavenger hunt for the kids, beer, wine, food trucks and live music. In the mood to party? Order a green beer and enjoy the festivities at the 12th Annual St. Patrick's Day Festival at all Lucky’s Pub locations.
Wondering how you’ll keep the kids occupied during Spring Break? Houston has you covered. Take them to Levy Park for a Spring Break Kickoff Concert at Levy Park on March 9. Or enjoy the activities at the Children’s Museum’s Xtreme Spring Break, the Asia Society’s Spring Break: Journey through Japan, and the Houston Center for Contemporary Art’s Spring Break. Discovery Green hosts its FUNomenal Spring Break from March 11 to 15. From Mad Science to writing workshops to skating in the park’s The Rink – which opens to the public on March 1 – there’s plenty to do throughout the week.
Hermann Park Conservancy's 6th Annual Kite Festival
Let’s go fly a kite … at Hermann Park’s Annual Kite Festival! Hundreds of colorful kites in all shapes and sizes dot the skies above Hermann Park one Sunday a year during this fun, family-friendly event. The festival on March 24 also features activities and crafts, entertainment and food trucks.
2019 Bayou City Art Festival
Art lovers will revel in this three-day fine arts festival at Memorial Park. Meet artists, view original works, and maybe add a piece to your collection, all while enjoying live music, good food, a children’s zone, and a fun atmosphere. The Bayou City Art Festival takes place from March 29 to 31.
Looking for more things to do in Houston in March? Check out our Events Calendar.