Spring is in bloom, making it the perfect time for a trip to Houston. Whether you’re looking for a quick escape or planning a fun-filled spring break, the activities are endless. 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 for your March visit.
Mar. 1 – 20
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 Keith Urban, Tim McGraw, Maren Morris, Journey, Gwen Stefani, Khalid and George Strait. Put on your cowboy boots, grab your hats and secure your tickets, it’s going to be a fun month!
Mar. 1 – 27
Last call for the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston’s latest impressionism exhibit. For the first time, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, is lending 100 of the most significant French Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings and works on paper from its renowned collection for an exhibition at the MFAH, its only U.S. venue. Visitors will see works from the likes of Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot, Charles François Daubigny, Claude Monet, Edgar Degas and more. Don’t miss this amazing exhibit while it’s still in Houston.
Mar. 4 – 6
In a galaxy far, far away…or really, just downtown Houston, Star Wars fans can geek out while the Houston Symphony plays the score for “Star Wars: Return of the Jedi.” Rejoin Luke, Leia, Han, and the whole Rebel Alliance as they seek to destroy the Death Star and face a final showdown with Darth Vader and the Emperor. You’ll feel the full splendor and Force of John Williams’s incredible score—from 20th Century Fox fanfare to closing credits—as the symphony accompanies the movie.
Mar. 11 – 12
It’s not often that a festival focuses on relaxation, except for in the case of Blossom & Sol Wellness and Natural Hair Festival. This festival is an outdoor multi-sensory experience focusing on mental- and physical wellness-related activities, which includes, meditation, yoga, sound therapy and women’s health. The highlight of the weekend is the “Soul Awakening Yoga and Meditation Practice.” Attendees will be immersed in sacred sounds, rhythms, and frequencies to ensure they namaste at Blossom and Sol.
Mar. 15 – 19
Chances are if you have a child under 10 years old, you’ve heard of “Dragons Love Tacos.” The best-selling children’s book is now on the big stage at Main Street Theatre. Everyone knows dragons love tacos, but did you know that they can’t have spicy salsa? If they get a hold of salsa, watch out! To find out what happens next, be sure to take your kids and have a fun day enjoying performing arts.
Mar. 22 – 31
Have you heard the remarkable true story of 7,000 passengers stranded in a small town in Newfoundland on Sept. 11, 2001? Cultures clashed and nerves ran high, but uneasiness turned into trust, music soared into the night, and gratitude grew into enduring friendships. Enjoy the incredible Broadway musical “Come From Away” for a fun night at Theatre Under The Stars.
Mar. 25 – 27
The Bayou City Art Festival returns to Memorial Park to celebrate its 50th year 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 three days full of art, music, food, and entertainment.
Mar. 26 – 27
They say everything is bigger in Texas and Texas Fest is true to its name. The event includes major concerts, contemporary arts and craft displays, a classic car show, frisbee dogs, and dozens of fun attractions and contests. The Taste of Texas Food Garden boasts delicious cuisine, cold domestic and craft beers, and snacks galore. National recording artists like Kree Harrison and Stone Senate will be performing throughout the afternoon and evening on the main stage, as well as juried visual artists presenting the heritage and the culture of H-Town. Best of all, admission and parking are free, courtesy the gracious help of our incredible sponsors. Celebrate the best of Texas at Texas Fest!
Where to Stay in Houston
If you’re looking for proximity to all of the amazing rodeo happenings, head to Hotel Zaza in the Museum District. The Rodeo Zaza package includes plenty of lobby experiences that include presentations with brands like Patron, LVMH, Grey Goose and St. Germain. 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!
Another fabulous rodeo package that all cowfolk will love is The Whitehall’s Houston Rodeo package. This Downtown hotel is offering a Texas-sized breakfast for two at Edgar's Hermano, complimentary VIP round-trip transportation to/from the Houston LightRail, and overnight valet parking. Plus, if you mention the phrase "rodeo time,” guests receive complimentary chips and salsa at Part & Parcel. Yeehaw!