One of the best things about Houston is the rich and diverse cultures present all across our city. We are a city for everyone! In true Texas style Houston celebrates everything in a big way, including festivals. There are plenty of cultural festivals this fall to give you a taste of other traditions and, of course, the way they like their food.

Puerto Rican, Cuban and Dominican Fest 2018

October 27, 2018 | 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

This popular festival is done each year in Downtown Houston to support the efforts to teach the Puerto Rican and Cuban cultures within the city. When it comes to food, there will be vendors serving up Cuban, Puerto Rican and Dominican cuisines. There will also be souvenirs, arts and crafts, and plenty of live entertainment. Bring your lawn chair and pick a space to enjoy the musical acts.

Houston AfriFest - Festival of African Arts Culture and Entertainment

October 27, 2018 | 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Go on a cultural journey through Africa to celebrate the rich diversity at AfriFest at Houston Baptist University. There will be a typical African open market setting featuring special live performances, a tour of country arts and crafts, ethnic cuisines from different regions, Ankara fashion, folklore tales, kid activities and more.

28th Annual Texas Championship Native American Pow Wow

November 10 - 11th, 2018 | 12:30 pm - 5:00 pm

A two-day Native American Pow Wow with colorful tribal dance contests, an arts & crafts show, tipis, honoring ceremonies, singing and much more will be part of the 28th Annual Texas Championship Pow Wow. The Indian food booth will serve authentic Native American foods all weekend long. Everyone can enjoy authentic Native American fry bread, Indian tacos and more. Artists, craftsmen and traders from all over the country will showcase their wares and talents at the arts and crafts show under the giant Expo.

Celebrating Cultures, presented by Allegiance Bank and HEB Tournament of Champions

November 15, 2018 | 6:00 - 8:00 pm
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Celebrating Cultures is a great place to learn about all kinds of cultures in one place. This popular event will celebrate African American, Asian and Hispanic cultures, highlighting the unique customs and dress for each. Of course, there will be tasty food and beverages to represent each culture. The cultural event is put on by The Sam Houston Area Council Boy Scouts of America. The council was all families of every culture to know their children are welcome in scouting.

Houston Mardi Gras Festivals

November 2 and 16, 2018

The Houston Mardi Gras Festival Series is a one stop shop for enjoying all things Creole! The festival, held for several Fridays at the Budweiser Brewery Experience, features Zydeco dancing and music along with authentic cajun food and drinks. Proceeds from the festival go to Houston SHOP, a non-profit organization that provides scholarships, job opportunities and educational programs across the state.

Mark your calendars for the Brazilian Food and Music Festival in 2019!