Aerial view of Police Memorial in Downtown Houston

Black History Month

You know one of the greatest things about experiencing Houston as a destination? The sheer amount of cultural diversity around every corner.

This February, we celebrate the contributions and history of this city's African American community. From the West Indies to East Africa, we're able to see, taste, and explore the many facets of the various cultures and how Houston has helped them not only survive, but thrive.

There is no shortage of new dishes to try, people to meet, and places to see. Take a look at our guides below to get started.


Group of men in civil war uniforms in front of the buffalo soldiers museum in Houston, TX
Buffalo Soldiers Museum

Cultural Landmarks and Museums

Houston has a rich African American history and we are also lucky to have many places of interest that show you how the community has contributed and transformed over the years. Read more...

Chef Chris Williams of Lucille's Restaurant In Houston, TX
Lucille's Restaurant

Black-Owned Restaurants

We often say that the best way to learn about someone's culture is by trying their food. See where you can try some of Houston's most popular black-owned restaurants and what to order when you get there. Eat more...

2021 African American Artists In Houston, TX
African American Artists

Black American Arts Community

This month, we highlight the story of three Houstonian artists and explore how the city has inspired them. See their stories here...

Woman Waving at the Black History Houston Culture Fest

Small Business Highlight: Historic Third Ward

Third Ward, The Tre, Beyonce's stomping grounds. This neighborhood is full of fledging businesses that come with a story. See some of our local favorites and stop by to pick up a gift for someone special... or, yourself. ♥️  View the list...

BHM at Avenida Houston 2024

Black History Month Culture Fest 2024 @ Avenida Houston

This year, Black History Month Culture Fest @ Avenida Houston will celebrate the African American heritage with an impressive lineup of live music, poetry, dance, art, a marketplace and more. Everyone is invited to join Houston First Corporation (HFC) on Saturday, February 24, and Sunday, February 25 (1-5 p.m.) on the Plaza at Avenida Houston, downtown’s Convention and Entertainment District, for this free, family-friendly event.

HFC is proud to again partner with BLCK Market, KTSU 90.9 FM and The Vibe to raise awareness and showcase some of Houston’s most talented artists and local businesses offering a variety of unique products. Attendees can find one-of-a-kind creations in the marketplace, soak in sounds from the Main Stage area, or check out some of H-town’s hottest DJs and panel discussions in The Vibe Lounge.