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33nd Annual Houston Art Car Parade Weekend


  • Dates: April 16, 2020 - April 19, 2020
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Location: Smith St. from Pease St. to Walker St., making a left turn at Walker St., and then a left onto Bagby St., ending at Lamar St.
  • Area of Town: Downtown
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    The 33rd anniversary of the Houston Art Car Parade will be held Saturday, April 18, 2020. For the past 33 years, the City of Houston has played host to the oldest and longest Art Car Parade in the world - dazzling spectators each year with an incredible array of mobile masterpieces, street performers, and art car fanatics.

    Presented each year by The Orange Show Center for Visionary Art, the Houston Art Car Weekend celebrates the artist in all of us. Bring the entire family out to witness the magical, unbelievable and inspiring as over 250 rolling works of art take over downtown Houston!

    Starting on Friday, April 17th one Houston's wildest and most talked about parties of the year, The Legendary Art Car Ball. The Art Car Ball brings together art car enthusiasts, socialites, local celebrities and the average joe for an incredible evening of live music, dancing, food & drink, and of course Art Cars!

    Then on Saturday April 18th starting at 2pm, the Houston Art Car Parade will roll! Line up along the road - but get there early - to get the best views of all the cars. The parade is free for everyone! VIPit Experience tickets are available for those who prefer reserved, shaded seating and a delicious buffet of food and drinks provided by local restaurants.

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