Thursday, August 1, 2019

Around the World from Home: 2019 Texas Cultural Events & Festivals

As far back as I can remember one of my favorite outdoor things to do was/is attend festivals. Growing up I looked forward to the Houston International Festival every year. The music, the food, and the cultural exposure...there’s usually always something fun to do and cool to see at festivals. Here’s a list of some cool festivals taking place in the Houston, Texas area or within driving distance of the Houston, Texas area this year. Some of these events are free and tickets to some of the events that aren’t free can be purchased at a discount on Groupon so be sure to do a little research before you plan your next adventure. #liveItUp

August 2019
8/1-9/2 Houston Restaurant Weeks https://www.houstonrestaurantweeks.com/
8/16-18 Highland Village Balloon Festival https://lionsballoonfest.com/schedule-of-events/
8/24 Sandcastle Competition- Galveston https://aiahouston.org/v/site-home/AIA-Sandcastle/3m/
8/25 Houston Theater District Open House http://www.theaterdistrictopenhouse.com/schedule.php
8/30-9/2 Brewmasters Craft Beer Festival https://www.brewmastersbeerfest.com/default.aspx

September 2019
8/30-9/2 Brewmasters Craft Beer Festival https://www.brewmastersbeerfest.com/default.aspx
9/1 Southeast Houston Food Truck Festival more information
9/14 Hummingbird Festival at Kleb Woods Nature Preserve https://allevents.in/tomball/kleb-woods-hummingbird-festival/200017728582740
9/14 Houston Jerk Fest  http://houstonjerkfestinc.com/
9/14 East Texas Taco Fest more information
9/20-22 Native American Pow Wow https://tradersvillage.com/grand-prairie/events/powwowgrandprairie/
9/21-22 Texas Hot Sauce Festival http://texashotsaucefestival.com/festival-info/
9/27-28 Oktoberfest http://www.oktoberfesthouston.com/
9/27-10/20 Texas State Fair  https://bigtex.com/

October 2019
9/27-10/20 Texas State Fair  https://bigtex.com/
10/5 Houston Margarita Festival  https://www.houstonmargaritafest.com/
10/5 Korean Festival Houston https://www.kfesthouston.com/
10/5-6 Texas Wine & Art Festival https://www.txwineandart.com/
10/5-12/1 Texas Renaissance Festival https://www.texrenfest.com/
10/10-13 Houston Italian Festival http://www.houstonitalianfestival.com/
10/12 Bayou City Art Festival http://www.artcolonyassociation.org/
10/17-20 Texas Rose Festival http://www.texasrosefestival.com/

November
10/5-12/1 Texas Renaissance Festival https://www.texrenfest.com/
11/1-10 Wurstfest https://wurstfest.com/
11/8-10 Edge of Texas Festival https://www.texasmonthly.com/event/the-edge-of-texas/
11/9 Houston Filipino Steet Festival more information
11/16 Taste of Texas Food Truck Festival more information

** PAST EVENTS **
3/7 First Thursday Festival http://www.midmainhouston.com/firstthursday/

November 2018
11/6-7 International Literature Festival Houston event info
11/8 International Literature Festival San Antonio event info
11/8-10 Qulit Festival Houston http://quilts.com/quilt-festival-houston.html
11/9-11 Fort Worth Greek Festival http://www.fortworthgreekfestival.com/
11/10 Houston Texas Taco Festival https://www.texastacomusicfest.com/
11/10 Children’s Festival event info
11/10-11 Texas Championship Native American Pow Wow tradersvillage.com/houston/events/powwow/
11/17-18 Houston Turkish Festival https://www.houstonturkishfest.com/
11/17-18 Arlington Texas Taco Festival https://www.tacofests.com/texas-taco-festival

December 2018
12/1-1/6 Galveston Festival of Lights https://www.moodygardens.com/holiday_season/
12/1-1/6 Houston Magical Winter Lights & Lattern Festival https://magicalwinterlights.com/
12/7-12/9 Tomball German Christmas Market & Festival https://www.tomballgermanfest.org/
12/8 Texas Educational Shakespeare Festival More Information
12/28-12/30 Fredericksburg’s Hot Air Balloon Festival More Information
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January 2019
1/12-13 Òlájú African Market Creative Arts Festival olajuartgroup.org/african-market
1/20 South Houston Food Festival More Information
1/26 Houston Winter Whiskey Tasting Festival  More Information

February 2019
2/2 Houston Creole Heritage Festival https://www.mardigrashou.com/
2/2 Texas Lunar Festival http://www.texaslunarfest.net/home.html
2/9 Houston Hot Air Balloon Festival  More Information
2/16 Afro Renaissance Festival more information
2/25-3/17 Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo https://www.rodeohouston.com/

March 2019
2/25-3/17 Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo https://www.rodeohouston.com/
3/2 Kingwood Mardi Gras Festival & Parade more information
3/23 Houston Holi Festival http://houstonholi.com/
3/29-31 Tomball German Heritage Festival https://www.tomballgermanfest.com/
3/30 Brazilian Food & Music Festival http://www.brazilianfoodmusicfestival.com/
3/30-31 The Houston Children’s Festival https://www.houstonchildrensfestival.com/

April 2019 
April 5th-7th Poteet Strawberry Festival  http://strawberryfestival.com/
April 6th Houston Zydeco Festival  http://houstonzydecofest.com/
April 6th-7th Houston Palestinian Festival http://pacchouston.org/events/festivals
April 6th-7th Texas Wine & Art Festival http://www.txwineandart.com/
April 14th Houston Barbecue Festival  https://houbbq.com/
April 27th Katy Sip N Stroll   http://www.sipandstroll.com/Home.shtml
April 28th West Houston Food Truck Festival  https://www.westhoustonfoodtruckfestival.com/

May 2019
5/5th Texas Taco, Tequila & Margarita Festival https://www.thetexastacofestival.com/
5/5th Chachi’s Cinco de Mayo in the Park http://chachismexicanrestaurant.com/?page=events
5/6th Margarita, Tequila, & Taco Festival https://www.facebook.com/events/715747578624654/?ti=icl
5/ 25th-27th   Comicpalooza  https://www.comicpalooza.com/
May 3th-5th The Houston Polish Festival https://www.houstonpolishfestival.com/
May 16th-19th Houston Greek Fest http://www.houstongreekfest.com/

June 2019
June 15th-17th Galveston Island Cajun Festival http://www.galvestoncajunfestival.com/
June 16th Summer Showdown Margirita Festival
June 16th 2018 Soul Flower Music Fest https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2018-soul-flower-music-fest-tickets-42953342604
June 23rd Houston Pride Festival
June 24th Pan-African Heritage & Cultural Festival
June 29th The Woodlands Margarita Festival  http://www.thewoodlandsmargaritafest.com/

July 2019
July 8th Houston Caribbean Festival http://houstoncaribbeanfest.com/
July 21st VegFest Houston 2018
July 27th-Aug. 5th   Houston Shakespeare Festival
July 28th Fajita Festival http://www.thefajitafest.com/

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