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Events

Things To Do in Houston

Beyond life-saving advancements in healthcare, America's fourth-largest city is a world-class art destination. Our location is ideal for travelers seeking the best medical treatment, as well as those wanting a more intimate encounter with awe-inspiring art, tranquil gardens, malls, and museums. Houston invigors. From public art that color our walls to golf retreats and children's museums—the city inspires.

January

  • Chevron Houston Marathon
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Grande Parade

February

  • Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo
  • Texas Lunar New Year Houston
  • World's Championship Bar-B-Q Contest

March

  • Tour de Houston
  • Bayou City Art Festival
  • H-E-B Children's Festival

April

  • Art Car Parade
  • U.S. Men's Clay Court Championships
  • Worldfest Houston International Film Festival
  • San Jacinto Day Festival and Battle Reenactment

May

  • Houston Water Festival
  • Houston Dragon Boat Festival
  • Comicpalooza
  • Pasadena Strawberry Festival

July

  • Freedom Over Texas Festival
  • Houston Symphony's Star-Spangled Salute

August

  • Theater District Open House
  • Houston International Jazz Festival
  • Houston Shakespeare Festival
  • Houston Restaurant Weeks

October

  • Texas Renaissance Festival
  • Wings Over Houston Airshow
  • Bayou City Art Festival
  • Houston Open

November

  • Thanksgiving Day Parade
  • Uptown Tree Lighting Ceremony
  • Houston Via Colori® Street Painting Festival
  • Houston Ballet Guild's Nutcracker Market

December

  • Official Downtown Houston Holiday Celebration
  • Candlelight Tour in the Park
  • Texas Bowl (College Football)