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November and December's Top Events Around Houston

The holiday season is the perfect opportunity to branch out from your day-to-day and create memories that will last a lifetime. It’s time for a daytrip! Get outside of the city and experience unique events you can only find Around Houston. November Opry on the Square Pearland - 17 mi/27 km from Downtown Houston November 2, 2019 Pearland Opry On The Square celebrates the time honored Saturday night Texas Opry tradition showcasing live, traditional country music. The free event follows the same…

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Summer Events Around Houston

If you’re ready to have a fun-filled summer outside of Houston’s city limits, we’ve got the perfect list of events you won’t want to miss! July Beaumont 4 th of July celebration July 4 Fireworks, live music and a musical performance in downtown Beaumont are all on the agenda. Kids can enjoy the Rotary Centennial Playground and other activities. The event is free so bring your lawn chairs, blankets and coolers (no outside alcohol) for a wonderful night! 180 th City of Galveston Celebration…

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Catch Live Music All Summer Long Outside of Houston

Summer presents the perfect opportunity to kick back on a patio with a nice craft brew and listen to some local music. No offense to big concert venues, but sometimes it's better to just be in your own chair with no worries about the cost for parking. A food truck nearby doesn't hurt either. Thursday Nights Conroe's First Thursday Free Concert Series Heritage Place 500 Metcalf Street, Conroe, TX First Thursday of the month April - September 7:00 p.m. More information Enjoy Conroe, one of…

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Spring Events around Houston

Whether you’re looking for a few events to help you ring in spring or already planning your summer trips, we’ve got a list of events you don’t want to miss outside of Houston’s city limits. April Spring Fling – April 6 – May 5 April is peak migration time so the Gulf Coast Bird Observatory hosts Spring Fling at the Quintana Neotropic Bird Sanctuary the entire month of April. Volunteers or staff will be there each day to help identify the migrants as well as resident birds and keep a daily list…

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Conroe is Texas' Newest Live Music Destination

Conroe, Texas is becoming a popular hangout for residents and tourists wanting to listen to live music. Conroe – Houston’s not so little secret anymore – is the fastest growing city in the United States and one aspect of the city that continues to grow is the nightlife. In December, 2018, the Texas Music office, Office of the Governor, designated Conroe as Texas Music Friendly City, making Conroe the 7 th city in the state and the first in the Houston area to be awarded this prestigious…

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Top 3 Mardi Gras Celebrations Around Houston

You only have to drive a few miles from Houston to experience the best Mardi Gras west of New Orleans. From King Cake to parades with Cajun flair, your celebration is only a daytrip away. Whether you’re looking for a rowdy celebration with friends or a friendly parade for your rowdy kids, here are three events you should check out. Mardi Gras! Galveston Feb. 22- March 5, 2019 Take part in the third largest Mardi Gras celebration in the United States with the unique chance to get some sand…

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January, February and March Events Around Houston

You might be busy sticking to your resolutions for 2019 this month, but that doesn’t mean you can’t sneak in some fun in between work-outs, your book list and the hobby you’re trying to pick up. Can’t make time? Don’t worry, we’ve got a few things to look forward to in February and March too! Taste of the Town – January 17 Every diet needs a cheat day! Taste 40-plus restaurants, bakeries and beverage distributors at Taste of the Town on January 17, 2019 from 4 to 9 p.m. at The Woodlands Waterway…

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Ring in 2019 Around Houston

Are you ready to celebrate the New Year? Ring in 2019 with a retro dance party or with the family enjoying fireworks on the water. You have plenty of options around Houston when it comes to celebrating the start of another year! 2019 - we are coming for you! Conroe: Countdown to 2019 New Year’s Eve Party Party on the lake at La Torretta Lake Resort and Spa on December 31st, 2018 for the 6th annual New Year's Eve Countdown Party! This fun night will include a four hour open bar, $500 chips for…

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Don't Miss These Fall Events Outside of Houston

Pull on your flannel shirt, grab your pumpkin spice latte and head outdoors! Fall is the perfect time to explore the Houston region with a day trip. November Lone Star Rally in Galveston - November 1 Christina Aguilera: The Liberation Tour in Sugar Land - November 1 2018 Salute to Military Service & First Responders - November 2 Treasures by Sea & Kite Fly-By Show - November 3 Divas at Dusk in Lake Jackson - November 5 Opry on the Square - November 9 Great Muddy Escape in Huntsville -…

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Five Can't-Miss Independence Day Events and Fireworks Shows Outside of Houston

The patriotic spirit is alive and well around Houston this summer, and especially in preparation for July 4 th next week! Whether you’re looking for parades in the area, specials at top attractions or a good old-fashioned party, we’ve got 5 places you’re going to want to visit this Independence Day. Galveston Celebrate July 4 th in Galveston with the annual Independence Day Parade starting at 7:45 p.m. Cheer on the procession of floats, decorated military vehicles and performers as they cruise…

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