In March, spring is in bloom, making it the perfect time to get out and about in Houston. Plus, March marks the beginning of bluebonnet season and crawfish season. Wondering where the best spots are to see the bluebonnets? We’ve got an entire list of locations! Want to eat the best crawfish in town? We’ve got a list for that too. Aside from bluebonnets and crawfish, we’ve got plenty of other things to do in Space City this March.

Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo

February 27 - March 17, 2024

There’s no way to mention Houston happenings in March without including the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. Each night, once the Rodeo dust settles from wagon races, calf roping and mutton busting, a superstar takes the stage to entertain the rodeo crowd. This year, cowboys and cowgirls will enjoy music from Blake Shelton, 50 Cent, Hank Williams Junior, and Houston native, Bun B. Put on your cowboy boots, grab your hats and secure your tickets, it’s going to be a fun month!

Astros Opening Day!

MARCH 28, 2024

Take me out to Minute Maid Park for everyone's favorite time of season! Cheer on fan favorite Jose Altuve and the Astros as they take on the Yankees. All aboard the Astros train and let's hope for a few home runs for our hometown team.

Houston Ballet Presents Bespoke

March 7 - 17, 2024

This March, the Houston Ballet presents Bespoke, a unique production showcasing a range of contemporary choreographers. Featuring Johann Sebastian Bach's violin concertos, the dynamic movements will keep the audiences of Jones Hall riveted. 

Houston Symphony Presents

At Last: A Tribute to Etta James

March 1 - 3, 2024

Groove to the soulful beats as the Houston Symphony pays tribute to legend Etta James this March. Even more special, Etta's two sons, Sametto and Donto, along with her longtime friend, Josh Sklair, will accompany the orchestra. These timeless classics will bring joy to your soul this spring!

Bayou City Art Fest

MARCH 23 – 24, 2024

The Bayou City Art Festival returns to Downtown (Sam Houston Park, 1000 Bagby) to celebrate over 50 years of providing support for local nonprofit programs and promoting art education in the Houston area. Join over 300 artists from across North America, representing 19 different disciplines. The event provides yet another opportunity for art-loving patrons to enjoy two days full of art, music, food, and entertainment.

Houston Latino Film Festival

MARCH 20 – 24, 2024

The Houston Latino Film Festival is dedicated to developing, promoting and increasing awareness of Latino culture among Latinos and other communities by presenting a variety of art and films to the Houston area. During the festival, films from all over Latin America, Spain, Portugal and the United States will screen. The programming represents the great diversity of themes and genres of the Latino and Hispanic filmmaking. The festival also features discussions with the directors at the screenings as well as a series of special events highlighting the diversity of the Latino culture.

Jurassic World: The Exhibition

MARCH 2024

Kids, or kids at heart, will love this prehistoric adventure at Jurassic World: The Exhibition! Hop on I-10 and head to Katy Mills for this immersive experience. Lovers of paleontology and the films will enjoy seeing lifelike animatronics including an enormous T-Rex and the iconic entrance gate from the movies. You'll even get the chance to play with baby dinosaurs! Don't miss out on this family-friendly event.

Visit the Houston Botanic Garden

Enjoy the spring weather at the Houston Botanic Garden, a beautiful home to diverse plants from around the world and wildlife drawn to the natural ecosystems. There is something to discover down every winding path and both a water play area and nature play structure in the Susan Garver Family Discovery Garden.

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Where to Stay in Houston

Hotel Zaza Museum District

If you’re looking for proximity to all of the amazing rodeo happenings, head to Hotel Zaza in the Museum District. The "Cowboys and Caviar" package includes a bottle of champagne, one bucket of Lone Star Beers, and caviar tray for you and five guests. Plus, the Houston LightRail is within walking distance and free to use through the entire rodeo season. Logistics don’t get any easier than this! 

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