Festivals in Central Houston


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  • ARTOPIA: Dallas Observer & Houston Press
    Dallas Observer Artopia serves as a nexus for the city's thriving cultural scene, honoring local music, cuisine, and fashion in one revelrous Saturday evening. For three hours, live performances by French 75, George Quartz, and DJ Sober energize crowds while visual artwork and fashion displays catch visitors' eyes. Local restaurants showcase their creations by serving small food and drink samples. Dallas Observer Artopia also celebrates the accomplishments of local artists by awarding grants to individuals who made notable contributions to the artistic scene, as well as the local communities in general.
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    2101 Winter Street
    Houston, TX US
  • Winter Beer Social
    Organized by the staff of Houston Beer Fest and Houston Sports & Social Club, the first annual Winter Beer Social celebrates the season while raising proceeds for the Texas Children's Hospital. Throughout the evening, guests clad in unsightly Christmas sweaters imbibe seasonal suds from an assortment of breweries, including Blue Moon, New Castle, Sierra Nevada, Karbach, Southern Star, Buffalo Bayou, and New Belgium. Live entertainment helps further lift spirits, as DJs spin records and Santa stops by for a visit.
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    1301 White Street
    Houston, TX US
  • Best Damn Food Truck Festival Ever
    The Best Damn Food Truck Festival Ever makes good on its moniker in its inaugural year by corralling more than 20 local food trucks into one spot. These mobile eateries dish up a wealth of parking tips and culinary goodies, such as banana and Nutella crepes from Katmania Crepes, fiery wings from The Bird, and smoked pork BBQ from Buttz Gourmet. And while the food is the main draw, it's not the only attraction. Guests can also enjoy craft beers from a variety of breweries and live tunes from local bands.
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    1902 Washington
    Houston, TX US
  • Houston Roxx
    The Houston Roxx Street Festival is like a good old-fashioned block party. It just happens to include enough people to populate a U2 concert—about 15 thousand revelers. The inaugural Houston Roxx street festival will transform the pavement surrounding Washington Avenue and Silver Street into a party platform for guests of all ages—a party platform to celebrate Houston's Cultural Arts District. In colorful tents, vendors dish out hot eats, complemented by adult beverages for those of age. In a 21 and up fun zone, meanwhile, the festival's organizers set up beloved block party games such as corn hole, giant Jenga, and beer pong. They also fill their two-day run with non-stop musical performances, with Austin’s Henry and the Invisibles kicking off festivities on Saturday, May 4th, and the Grammy-nominated Grupo Fantasma closing out the Cinco de Mayo festivities the next day. Houston Roxx doesn’t skimp on entertainments for younger visitors, either. The kids’ zone hosts youth-friendly games, interactive art projects, and musical performances geared toward a younger crowd. Those performances include the Chick-fil-A Moo Cow Band and musical chairs, which might sing if you imagine hard enough.
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    1906 Washington Ave
    Houston, TX US
  • Houston Press BrewFest
    On Saturday, May 17, the Houston Press BrewFest celebrates American Craft beers by hosting a beer spectacular featuring over 22 breweries, including Karbach Brewing Co., 8th Wonder, and Pabst Brewing Co.. In addition to sampling a vast selection of craft beer, festival-goers dance to the sounds of live music and enjoy hearty pulled pork sandwiches from Buttz Food Truck to soak up all the new beers they discovered.
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    1501 Silver Street
    Houston, TX US
  • Sip and Stroll Tour
    The 14-acre Bayou Bend estate, the former abode of philanthropist and informal First Lady of Texas Ima Hogg, was finished in 1928 and donated to Houston's Museum of Fine Arts by 1957. Hogg then transformed her mansion into a de facto museum, accumulating one of the largest collections of American decorative art in the world. The nearly 5,000 masterly pieces range from furniture to ceramics, and in age from Colonial America all the way to the end the Civil War.
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    6003 Memorial Dr.
    Houston, TX US
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