For three weeks beginning in late February or early March, rodeo fever takes over Houston. The barbecue cook-off is a hot seller but so are the nightly rodeos followed by big-name concerts – starring Bruno Mars to B…
Wacky, arted-out vehicles (think Mad Max or giant rabbits) hit the streets en masse on the second Saturday of April. The parade itself is complemented by weekend-long festivities, including concerts.
This celebration of African American culture, with plenty of gospel, jazz and blues, takes place at Miller Outdoor Theater around June 19 – the day in 1865 when word reached Texas that slaves had been emancipated.
One of the largest GLBT parades in the southwest. A Saturday in late June, 1000-plus participants entertain with colorful floats, costumes and music. Events spill over into an entire Pride week.
Hundreds of artists sell their wares, and there's a festive array of musicians and food. This popular biannual festival takes places in Memorial Park each March, and Downtown each October.
Star-crossed lovers and mistaken identities prevail at the Miller Outdoor Theatre for two weeks beginning in late July. To get a seat reserve free tickets online, or picnic on the lawn.
Named for the flowering shrubs in bloom at each location at this time of year. Six or more historic homes and gardens are opened for tours one weekend in March.
A multicultural celebration of food, art and music lights up the city two weekends in April. Save money on concert tickets by purchasing ahead.
This September 16 festival features a parade, a ball, street music and dance performances in celebration of Mexican Independence Day.