Memorial Day in Houston

This Memorial Day, we hope you’ll find time to honor the men and women who have given their lives while serving our country. As with most holidays, Houstonians are great at celebrating and enjoying the day off. As the unofficial start of summer, Memorial Day is filled with good bar-b-que, finding the nearest body of water for swimming and soaking in the sun. In and around Houston, there are plenty of opportunities to celebrate. Whether you’re visiting Houston for a long weekend or enjoying a “staycation,” there’s an event for everyone.


Houston Food Fest

Sunday, May 28, 2022

Over 50 different food vendors from Houston, Austin, and other surrounding cities will be in Midtown Park this Memorial Day Weekend. Everything from Tacos to Gumbo to Ice Cream to Vegan Burgers to BBQ will be available for you to snack and munch on along with live music.


Memorial Day Jumbo Zydeco Festival

Sunday, May 28, 2022

Come enjoy live Zydeco music, food, drinks and a good time at the Jumbo Zydeco Soul Festival to kick off the Memorial Day Weekend!


Memorial Day Tribute featuring Monarch Chamber Players

Friday, May 27, 2022
Salute those who served this Memorial Day Weekend by attending a special presentation of patriotic music presented by the Monarch Chamber Players, an ensemble of top classical musicians committed to keeping live music alive. Bring a chair or blanket to Peggy Shiffick Park from 7 - 8 pm and enjoy the music.


Memorial Day Festival at the Buffalo Soldiers National Museum

Monday, May 30, 2022
Museum tours, photos with troopers and, of course, BBQ, will all be available at the Memorial Day Festival at the Buffalo Soldiers National Museum.


Memorial Day Celebration at Melanated Gypsy Market

Saturday, May 28, 2022
Spend the afternoon with good food and drink, games, music and shopping at this celebration! 


Memorial Day Midtown Shuffle

Saturday, May 28, 2022
Dress up in your most patriotic gear and hop around Midtown. This pub crawl begins at 2 pm at Barkley's. Enjoy drink specials and a raffle at FAO, 77 Degrees, Wonderbar, Unicorn, Electric, and Dogwood.

Ninfa's Pina

Memorial Day at Ninfa's

In honor of the long weekend, Ninfa’s is bringing back his popular Piña-mezcalita, an exclusive new cocktail that combines Damiana Herb Liqueur, Ilegal Mezcal Joven, Chile Poblano Liqueur, fresh roasted pineapple chunks, pineapple juice, lime juice, agave syrup, chamoy, and a tajin rim, for $13.