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  • Art Car Parade Credit: Julie Soefer
    April 6, 2018
    These hot wheels are actually art wheels. Colorful and creative automobiles will be on display starting April 12-15 for the 31st annual Houston Art Car Parade Weekend . This family-friendly, visually stunning extravaganza weekend hosts many events for Houstonians to experience some of the most eye-catching works of art on four wheels. The Art Car Parade rolled into the Bayou City in 1988 with just 40 cars and was seen by an estimated 2,000 people. Since then it has grown to a parade of 250+
  • shay mcelroy's irish pub Credit: McElroy's Irish Pub
    March 5, 2018
    St. Patrick’s Day is approaching, a day when those who are Irish celebrate the patron saint of Ireland and those who aren’t technically Irish express their appreciation for all things Irish. Green is worn, beer is had (for those 21+, of course) and sometimes you get pinched. Surely with so many celebrations in Houston, we’ve got the Luck of the Irish in our city. Family-Friendly Festivities McGonigel’s Mucky Duck Pub Saturday, March 17 starting at 11 a.m. It...
  • February 6, 2018
    Laissez les bons temps rouler! You don’t have to be in New Orleans to celebrate Mardi Gras. Houston’s strong cajun influence shines as Mardi Gras festivals, parades, happy hours, and freshly baked king cake take over the town. Grab your krewe and check out our list of the best ways to celebrate Mardi Gras in Houston. Parties and Parades Though it’s just outside Houston, Mardi Gras! Galveston is the third largest Mardi Gras celebration in the United States, attracting more...
  • December 19, 2017
    The quick turnaround from Christmas to New Year’s Eve can make ringing in 2018 somewhat of an afterthought. With a pulse on the city’s happenings, Visit Houston has compiled a list of the top 15 parties as well as kid-friendly events that are sure to suit your celebration tastes. After quite the year for our city, it seems Houston is ready to leave behind the highs and lows of 2017 and welcome 2018 with a bang. We wish our readers a healthy, happy and prosperous New Year! Popping...
  • Day for Night Credit: Julian Bajsel
    November 27, 2017
    Solange, St. Vincent, Thom Yorke and Pretty Lights all in Houston for one weekend? You’re not dreaming. This amazing lineup is just one perk to attending the Day for Night festival. The festival takes place Dec. 15 – 17 at Post HTX. Along with concerts, the festival will feature 18 art installations (think LED displays that will blow your mind) and performances by internationally renowned visual artists. The festival aptly describes itself as, “a visually immersive art and...
  • Houston Cinema Arts Festival Credit: Houston Cinema Arts Festival
    November 9, 2017
    The phrase “Houston Strong” emerged out of the devastation that Hurricane Harvey wreaked upon the city and its surrounding areas about two and a half months ago. As a core theme of the 9th annual Houston Cinema Arts Festival , “Houston Strong” is also a reminder, the resiliency of this city isn’t going anywhere. Running November 9-13, the festival doubles down on its mission to support the local arts community and the talents of artists, filmmakers and industry...
  • Houston Texans Grille Credit: Houston Texans Grille
    February 2, 2017
    Still unsure of where to watch the Super Bowl in Houston? While many prefer to watch the game in the comfort of their home, some of you may be looking to join other fans this Sunday -- and Houston has plenty of options to offer. We’ve gathered and handful of top options, from sports bars to breweries, to help you decide. 8th Wonder Brewery , one of Houston’s many craft breweries, has been celebrating all week for Super Bowl LI. On Sunday, it’ll host Wonder Bowl, a free event...
  • university of houston cougars Credit: advocare texas kickoff FB page
    September 1, 2016
    Houston is the place to be over the Labor Day weekend. The fall season is officially kicked off each year with the AdvoCare Texas Kickoff college football game at NRG Stadium along with numerous other events around town. From epic tailgating parties to international festivals and world class art, Houston’s got your Labor Day weekend plans covered. Festivals Are you a die hard #GoCoogs fan or a #BoomerSooner? Regardless of who you’re rooting for, you don’t want to miss the...
  • AIA sandcastle galveston Credit: AIA sandcastle galveston
    August 15, 2016
    Don’t miss an opportunity to watch artistic and structural genius in action. The local chapter of the American Institute of Architects is hosting the 30th anniversary of its free Sandcastle Competition in Galveston on Saturday, August 20. For years, the competition has enticed some of the most talented architects and designers to compete on the East Beach, as well as drawn an average of 20,000 spectators. This year, more than 60 teams of these innovators have already been planning their
  • March 28, 2016
    March Madness reaches Houston not only with championship basketball but a fan fest and free music festival. The March Madness Music Festival recently announced a full line up of free concerts. Kendrick Lamar, Twenty One Pilots, Lukas Graham and Aloe Blacc were added to an already full roster of music superstars. The free festival takes place downtown at Discovery Green from April 1-3. For a list of ways to get around downtown or where to park see our Final Four parking/transit page (includes
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