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HOUSTON ANNUAL EVENTS

You might be wanting to know what events you need to plan to attend if you want to fit in with the OG Houstonians as a tourist or newbie. This is a list of seasonal major events that take place around Houston every year that are sure to be a hit every time!

January

Chevron Houston Marathon

If you're someone who loves running 26.2 miles then please don't ever invite me out - however, definitely register and go check out the largest one day sporting event in HTX. 

Running a Marathon

FEBRUARY / MARCH

Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo

Where else can you get fried Oreos, see a variety of performers from Garth Brooks and Megan Thee Stallion, ride a ferris wheel, and buy a heifer under the same roof?! Bring out your boots, it's rodeo szn!

Dairy Farm

FEBRUARY / MARCH

Galveston Mardi Gras

If you don't want to drive the 5+ hours to NOLA but still want to score an insane amount of beads while eating King Cake then the Galveston Mardi Gras parade is the next best thing.

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MARCH

Bayou City Art 
Festival - Spring

Houstonians love their art and this festival is perfect for supporting local artists. It's one of the largest in the country so better start saving now because you're gonna wanna buy all the things.

Painter

APRIL

Art Car
Parade

Nothing in this world can prepare you for the absolute chaotic genius artistry that is the art car parade. It's everything you could possibly dream of & more, plus there's good food and drink vendors.

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JULY

Houston 4th of July
Festival

If there's anything I've learned from living in Houston, it's that y'all are obsessed with fireworks and need an intervention. Go see this professional fireworks show so your neighbors & dogs can relax.

Fourth of July

AUGUST

The Heights White
Linen Night

WLN Heights is for every Houstonian who loves acting bougie, telling people what frat they were in, & drinking Tito's in white Sperry's - and we love it! Party in The Heights & on 19th street.

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AUGUST / SEPTEMBER

Houston Restaurant
Weeks

Houston arguably has the best food in the country. During restaurant week(s) you can score some amazing meal deals around town while most likely gaining a few pounds because dang our food is good.

Gourmet Dish

SEPTEMBER

Houston International
Jazz Festival

A critically acclaimed festival, Houstonians look forward to this music event each year to hear some top jazz icons. Miller Outdoor Theatre is the perfect venue to enjoy some good tunes with friends!

Jazz Club

OCTOBER

Texas Renaissance Festival

Hear ye, Hear ye Lords & Ladies! The Texas Ren Fest is a must bc the turkey legs are to die for, the mead is strong, & the entertainment is seriously next level. It's also the size of a literal town.

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OCTOBER

Bayou City
Art Festival - Fall

Houstonians love their art and this festival perfect for supporting local artists. It's one of the largest in the country so better start saving now because you're gonna wanna buy all the things.

Paintings on Wood

november

Thanksgiving Day
Parade

Who needs Macy's when you have H-E-B?! Enjoy downtown Houston's Thanksgiving Day Parade sponsored by H-E-B, complete with floats and marching bands.

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november / december

Zoo
Lights

Zoo Lights temporarily makes you forget that this is Houston & you're about to sweat through your sweater bc it's humid out! Sip hot chocolate and stroll the zoo while enjoying a "winter" wonderland.

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DECEMBER

Dickens On The
Strand

If you've binge watched all of Downton Abbey then dang do I have the festival for you! A themed Victorian England Era event that includes food/drinks, live entertainment, and parades in Galveston.

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