Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo
This is cowboy country and the annual Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo is one of the most eagerly anticipated events of the year in Texas. The show features all the great rodeo classics such as bareback bronc riding, steer wrestling, bull riding, tie-down roping and chuckwagon racing. Other attractions and entertainment include live country music shows, a shopping and food arena, a carnival and the ever-popular hideout country dancing event.Date: 25 February 2019 - 17 March 2019
Venue: NRG Stadium
WorldFest Independent Film Festival
Billed as the oldest independent film and video festival in the world, the annual WorldFest in Houston has been entertaining film fans, students and industry experts since its inception in 1961. Each year the festival showcases American and international independent feature films with a spotlight on an individual country.Date: 05 April 2019 - 14 April 2019
Venue: AMC Studio.
Art Car Parade
First held in 1988 with just a handful of vehicles and a few bemused onlookers, the annual Art Car Parade is now the biggest event of its kind in the world. Exhibits range from huge, high-spec hot rods to fighter jets manned by drivers in fancy dress. Costumed dancers and musicians join the parade on foot as do people on bikes, roller skates and just about every other means of transport you can think of.Date: 11 April 2019 - 14 April 2019
Venue: Parade goes from Waugh to Bagby and back again.
Free to spectate.
Houston LGBTQ+ Pride
The Houston Pride Festival and Pride Parade are the main events at this celebration in downtown Houston, showing support for the LGBTQ+ community. Past celebrations included live music, comedy shows and singing competitions.Date: 22 June 2019 - 22 June 2019
Venue: Montrose area
Houston Shakespeare Festival
Every summer since 1975, the Houston Shakespeare Festival performs a season of Shakespeare plays in the Miller Outdoor Theatre, bringing the bard to the residents of Houston, free of charge. Take a picnic basket, blanket and enjoy some high-quality entertainment.Date: 01 July 2019 - 31 August 2019
(Date to be confirmed)
Venue: Miller Outdoor Theatre, Hermann Park.
Freedom Over Texas
This is one of the city's signature events. The city celebrates American Independence Day with live entertainment and the largest land-based fireworks display in the USA. A number of stages keep you entertained during the day featuring bands playing country, zydeco, jazz, pop and Latin music. In addition, there is a Freedom Market, beer garden and a display of military vehicles. But the main event is when the sky over Houston explodes with fireworks.Date: 04 July 2019 - 04 July 2019
Venue: Eleanor Tinsley and Sam Houston Parks
Houston Ultimate Women's Expo
The Houston Ultimate Women’s Expo offers two all-inclusive days of fun, inspiration, free goodies, pampering, shopping and celebrity speakers including Hollywood actresses. There are complimentary haircuts and makeovers, cooking classes, jewellery and candle making, "do-it-herself" home improvement workshops, and much more. Grab your best girlfriends and get inspired!Date: 14 September 2019 - 15 September 2019
Venue: George R. Brown Convention Center
Advance tickets are $5.00 when purchased online.
Wings Over Houston
The skies over Ellington Airport buzz with a spectacular air show featuring demonstrations of civilian, modern military and vintage aircraft. In addition, there are spectacular displays from national and international acts such as the USAF Thunderbirds. There are static displays of dozens of modern and vintage aircraft and fun for the whole family including flight simulators.Date: 19 October 2019 - 20 October 2019
Venue: Ellington Airport
Uptown Holiday Lighting
Uptown Holiday Lighting is an annual event held on Thanksgiving evening in Uptown Houston. Kicking off the holiday season, this fun and charming family event is lit up by more than half a million twinkling lights on Christmas trees along Post Oak Boulevard. It all comes alive with festive holiday music, an impressive firework show and a special appearance by Santa Claus to turn on the lights.Date: 28 November 2019 - 28 November 2019
Venue: Post Oak Boulevard.
Thanksgiving Day Parade
Dating back to 1949, the Thanksgiving Day Parade in downtown Houston is the biggest holiday parade in Texas. Highlights include fantastic floats, high-flying hot air balloons, marching bands, cheerleaders and celebrity guests that all wind their way through the downtown streets.Date: 28 November 2019 - 28 November 2019
Venue: Downtown Houston.
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