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Your Guide to October in Houston

The month of October could quite possibly be the best time of year in Houston. The weather has cooled off and outdoor activities abound. Check out our list of great things to do in October in Houston, and get started making memories with your loved ones. Photo by Michael Tamul Kemah Boardwalk Craft Beer Fest Oct. 2, 2 – 5 p.m. Craft brews and good views are served up at the Kemah Boardwalk Craft Beer Festival. Sample over 72 craft beers from over 24 breweries including local favorites like 8th…

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Small Business Spotlight: Downtown

Downtown Houston has it all. Whether you’re looking for amazing eats, the latest plays, intimate live venues or a good drink, we certainly suggest heading Downtown. While typically viewed as Houston’s center of commerce and business, the Downtown area is great for business people, tourists and Houstonians alike and has lots to offer everyone. Plus, if you’re visiting on the weekdays, you can explore the ultra-cool 7.5-mile-long Downtown Tunnels System that links office buildings with restaurants…

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Small Business Spotlight: EaDo

Just a short distance from downtown, the George R. Brown Convention Center, and the Houston Dynamo’s BBVA Compass Stadium, East Downtown (EaDo for short) is a vibrant neighborhood worth visiting. Steeped in history – the area was home to Houston’s first Chinatown – EaDo is filled with thriving restaurants, breweries and shops that showcase Houstons’ unique character. Ready for a visit? Don’t miss these three homegrown EaDo small businesses. View this post on Instagram…

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Houstonian Wins Apple Music Award

Who won Apple Music’s Breakthrough Artist of the Year? If you drive through downtown, you might find a clue. Houston First Corporation, Visit Houston’s parent company, partnered with Apple Music to light up a vibrant eight-story projection of the winner on the east side of downtown Houston. Check out our exclusive behind-the-scenes video of the setup. “On behalf of the Houston community, I congratulate Megan Thee Stallion on winning the Apple Music Award for Breakthrough Artist of the Year…

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Houston Art Car Parade 2020

Houston's Art Car Parade has celebrated local artists for the past 33 years, creating an environment that showcases hundreds of mobile masterpieces created by both trained and untrained artists, student groups, non-profit organizations, and anyone a vision to create. Not only has it created a celebration of local art, it has also awarded hundreds of thousands of dollars to Art Car artists and artist teams and has become an important and inspiring art program for many schools across the Greater…

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Thanksgiving Parking in Downtown Houston

It's almost that magical time of year again! Thanksgiving season is almost here, and with that comes all of the fun activities that accompany the holiday season in Downtown Houston! The Thanksgiving Parade is a must for both locals and out of state visitors, but parking can be a bit daunting. To help make the holidays all fun and no stress, we've gathered all the downtown parking information you'll need to navigate your holiday fun with no worries. 😉 No matter where you are downtown, we have…

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A Reason to Celebrate: Fall Festivals are in Full Force

As the weather cools off in Houston, everyone looks for a reason to head outside and enjoy the best of what our city has to offer, which often includes food, football and festivals. Whether you’re looking for good eats, delicious drinks, wanting to put on a costume or just people watch, we’ve got you covered with plenty of fall festival options. Hear ye, hear ye, first up in our festival line up is the iconic Texas Renaissance Festival. The festival begins Sept. 29 and runs through Nov. 25…

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Houston Grand Opera Opens Season in New Space: The Resilience Theater

Over a month after Hurricane Harvey swept across southeast Texas, many of Houston’s premier performing arts venues like Jones Hall, the Alley and Wortham Theaters are still out of commission. Just as they were entering the height of their season, members of the Houston Grand Opera found themselves forced to relocate, undone by 14 feet of floodwater throughout their beautiful facility. Fortunately, in true fashion of the theater, they decided that the show must go on and chose to forge ahead…

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Must-See Houston Rockets Home Games of 2017-2018

With the NBA season starting tomorrow, our hometown Houston Rockets are gearing up for one of the fiercest seasons in recent memory. A wild summer full of trades and free-agent signings have shifted the basketball landscape and hopefully, in favor of Clutch City. One of the most surprising moves of the off-season is the trade that brings perennial all-star point guard, Chris Paul to the Rockets. Pairing Paul with James Harden is bound to bring even more excitement to the hardwood; though, one…

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