Houston Festivals

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People travel from around the world to attend popular Houston festivals and other events in Houston. What they don't realize is that Texans will use any excuse to get together or throw a party. That's why this list is sooo long and the main reason local events like, Bayou City art show, Juneteenth and Cinco de Mayo have been re-branded as week-long festivals.

H-town is a city with stellar reputation for being a fun and fantastic place to visit. If your family or group craves merry making and revelry take them to any of the community, ethnic or unique festivals in Houston.

City Of Houston Events

Some of the largest festivals are holiday celebrations sponsored by the City of Houston.
The Freedom Over Texas, held on the 4th of July,
Mayor's Holiday Celebration held during Christmas season. Some of the other cith functions include:

Veterans Day Parade.
Houston Children's Festival.
International Festival

Community Festivals

Local residents love to attend and hold festivals close to home in their neighborhood. It's an opportunity for neighbors to hang out together and participate in social events that can benefit local businesses, non-profits and popular causes. You'll enjoy yourself at any of the popular neighborhood festivals in Houston.

Westheimer Street Festival
Historic Heights First Saturdays
Pasadena Strawberry Festival

Ethnic Festivals

Plenty of ethnic festivals are held in Houston. They're a natural by-product of the diverse cultural heritages that have helped to build Space City, Texas. These festivals are great places to learn and experience the food, histories and similarities of various cultures.

Here are a few of the ethnic festivals in Houston.

Greek Festival
Cinco De Mayo
Houston's Polish Festival
Fiesta Italiana
Chinese New Year

Houston Art Fest

If you're an artist, art lover or patron of the arts, you'll find an ample selection of artistic events each year. They don't just bring out the local art crowd. Members of the art community from across the state show-up to show-off their talents and treasures at these annual festive occasions.

Westheimer Art Festival
Bayou City Art Fest.
Midtown Houston Art Festival
Art Crawl
Galveston Art Crawl

Music Festivals In Houston

Music influences everything. It can be heard everywhere you go in H-town. We have some big time celebrations that bring people together to jam, listen and dance to the music that they love. The summer season is packed full of music festivals.

Houston Jazz Festival
Houston Women's Music Festival
Texas Crawfish & Music Festival
Summer Fest 2010,
Houston Blues Festival
Juneteenth Zydeco & Crawfish Festival
Texas Crawfish & Music Festival
Annual Gospel Music Jubilee
How Sweet the Sound Gospel Choir Competition

Houston Book Events

Houston has a lots of Rodeos and barbecues, but books are part of our culcha too. The literary circles in the Bayou City love to throwdown and celebrate. Some of the literary festivals in Houston are:

Nuestra Palabra
Houston Indie Book Festival
National Black Book Festival

Cinema And Film

The number of film festivals in Houston are growing each year. They run the gambit from independent features and short films to foreign language film productions. Here's some of the celebrations where these cinematic treasures are showcased.

WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival
Houston Comedy Film Festival
Houston Palestinian Film Festival
Texas Black Film Festival
Cinema Arts Festival Houston

Unique Texas Festivals

There's more festivals than you can shake a stick at in Houston. Here are some really unique events that bear mentioning.

Houston Hot Sauce Festival
Via Colori® street painting festival
International Quilt Festival/ Houston
Texas FlyFishers Annual Fly Tying Festival

Local Food And Wine Events

If you're a connoisseur of fine foods, your taste buds will get excited at this list of Houston food festivals. It's a delight to tell you about this list of places to get your eat-on.

Bacon Takedown
French-American Wine and Food Festival
Houston Livestock Show Rodeo Chili Cook Off
Brenham Ice Cream Festival
Conroe Cajun Catfish Festival

Just in case for some strange reason you didn't find a Houston festival that suits your fancy, remember this list gets updated periodically and so check back often.

You can also find the latest details about each of the festivals by following the links to pages that are dedicated to coverage of the individual events on our blog.

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