Festivals in Santa Fe

BOOMSTOCK Electronic Music Festival at Rey de Oros Fairgrounds on Saturday, August 23, at 4 p.m. (Up to 41% Off)

BOOMSTOCK Electronic Music Festival

Rey de Oros Fairgrounds

$65.90 $39

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Progressive house DJ duo Sultan & Ned Shepard headline a festival pulsating with frenetic beats from Vinai, K Theory, and more

Texas Contemporary Art Fair Visit for One or Two on September 5, 6, 7, or All Three Days (Up to 50% Off)

Texas Contemporary Art Fair

Downtown

$25 $13

70+ galleries exhibit works of sculpture, painting, and other media, one of which will receive a $10,000 prize

Admission with Souvenir Cups for Two or Four to Oktoberfest Houston on Saturday, September 13 (Up to 45% Off)

Oktoberfest Houston

Houston

$40 $22

This fall festival includes beer from Germany and local breweries, Oktoberfest activities, and music from German bands on two stages

Houston Margarita Festival Visit for Two or Four at Discovery Green Park on Saturday, October 25 (Up to 65% Off)

Houston Margarita Festival

Discovery Green Park

$70 $25

Bands fill the park with music as guests sample margaritas in souvenir cups and food from vendors

Wine Festival General or VIP Admission for Two or Four on October 18 from Houston Cellar Classic (Up to 40% Off)

Houston Cellar Classic

The Tasting Room Uptown Park

$120 $72

Guests sip on fine wines and champagne while nibbling culinary creations from area chefs at signature annual event of Houston Cellar Classic

"America's Test Kitchen LIVE! with Christopher Kimball" at Jones Hall on August 14 at 8 p.m. (Up to 31% Off)

"America's Test Kitchen"

Jones Hall

$45 $31

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The popular cooking show comes to life with science experiments, a chocolate taste test, and a Q&A with host Christopher Kimball

Admission for 1, 2, or 4 to a Skinny Sippin' Mixer on Saturday, August 16 (Up to 51% Off)

Skinny Sippin' Mixer

Langford Market West Ave

$40 $20

Enjoy an afternoon of shopping, nutritious treats, and Skinnygirl Cocktails during this healthy-lifestyle event hosted by Taja V. Simpson

One-Day Pass for 2 or 4 or Three-Day Pass for 2 at Conroe Cajun Catfish Festival on October 10–12 (Up to 44% Off)

Conroe Cajun Catfish Festival

Conroe

$30 $18

A festival with country and rock bands, southern seafood, kid-friendly carnival attractions, and craft vendors keeps up a 25-year tradition

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For eight weekends in the fall, a troupe of performing fairies, knights, royal personas, and jugging fools set up camp on the 55-acre grounds of the Texas Renaissance Faire. For 38 years, the Festival has re-created the 16th century’s appealing combination of simplicity and grandeur with more than 200 daily performances of live music, acrobatic comedies, and jousting. Actors portraying different levels of society—such as the English court and the pirates—roam the lolling landscape in character while performing comedic and informative bits including “Sound and Fury,” a Shakespearean vaudeville. At noon the Grande Marche parade catapults performers from the Globe Stage for a stroll throughout the park as they advertise their acts in a high-toned procession.

On a less precise schedule, craftsmen concoct tangible marvels with skills of glassblowing and blacksmithing, while food purveyors wander the beaten paths or call from their booths, selling fare that ranges from sugar-coated nuts to roasted turkey legs. At close of day, fireworks light the sky to celebrate the festival's victory over time.

21778 Fm 1774
Plantersville,
TX
US

Three generations of the Hamilton family own and operate The Artist Within.org, a boutique studio that encourages artists of all ability levels to try their hands at painting in a communal environment. The studio provides all the necessary materials for recreating specific projects that include Van Gogh’s Starry Night and Monet’s Bridge and over a Pond of Water Lilies, and it only requires that students bring their own wine, goodies, and Bob Ross wigs. In addition to public painting classes, the Hamiltons also host private events such as bachelorette and birthday parties and can create custom paintings for groups to reimagine.

1023 West Bay Area Boulevard
Webster,
TX
US

On Memorial Day weekend, the Friendswood Crawfish Festival will sprawl through downtown Friendswood, filling the streets with the aromas of boiled seafood, the sounds of live music, and the sights of local artisans displaying their wares. Everything is organized by the Friendswood Lions Club, a civic volunteer organization that benefits the community through fundraising and restoration projects. They also receive some help from Justin Tolliver, owner of Justin?s Seafood Restaurant. Propelled by his culinary know-how and a generations-old vendetta against the local crawfish population, Tolliver will supply the steaming cauldrons of the festival's namesake food. Pizza, beer, and soft drinks will also be served. However, food won't be the festival's only draw: a crawfish-eating contest will test competitors' stomachs as performances from local musicians provide a rousing soundtrack.

605 South Friendswood Drive
Friendswood,
TX
US

On the breezy shores of Galveston Bay in the Lighthouse District, the first Kemah Ragin Cajun Festival will take place on May 16, 17, and 18. The parking-lot party entices festival-goers with live music, cold beers, and its main attraction?Cajun-spiced crawfish, alligator, and gumbo. While revelers soak up the sun and chow down, local and national bands play upbeat tunes and live crawfish sing hauntingly beautiful Gregorian chants before being boiled.

PO Box 878
Kemah,
TX
US

Though King's Biergarten describes itself as the place "where it's Oktoberfest all year round," once a year the brew haven really goes all out recreating the traditional German beer and food festival. The restaurant transforms its parking lot into a colorful 400-person bier tent decked out with bells, ribbons, and servers dressed in lederhosen who shoulder drinks throughout the rows of beer hall-style benches and tables. Aside from sipping golden suds, crowds can also help themselves to an all-you-can-eat spread of sausage, beer pretzels, and Bavarian smoked pork loin. Bands will play live sets throughout the fest as attendees try their hand at climbing Jacobs ladders or nailing the target at the dunking booth. VIP ticket-holders will be able to camp out inside the restaurant, where they can take advantage of three-hour table reservations.

The three-day event will kick off on Friday, September 27, when local politicians including Pearland Mayor Tom Reed and Senator Larry Taylor will lead the ceremonial keg tapping. From there on out, the German brews will flow for the remainder of the weekend, with attendees trading in beer tickets for half-liters of Hofbrau Dunkel, Stiegl Lager, Franziskaner Hefeweizen, and Spaten Oktoberfest.

1329 East Broadway Street
Pearland,
TX
US

The Pearland International Festival was conceived as a celebration of world cuisines, music, and culture. For its second annual fete, its focus is Mexico: mariachi bands will play and visitors can compete in a Grito Mexicano?or Mexican screaming?contest. There's also a jalape?o-eating contest, whose competitors are strictly forbidden from hiding ice packs in their cheeks beforehand, and noncompetitive eaters can enjoy food from Asian, Middle Eastern, European, and African restaurants in abundance. Throughout the fest, performers representing every bubble in the United States' melting pot take the stage to provide a lively soundtrack. Musical guests, for instance, include the Tex-Mex sounds of headliner "Grupo La Calma," as well as Bollywood and Panamanian Folklorico artists.

3919 Liberty Dr & John Lister Road
Pearland,
TX
US