Friday, February 17, 2023

Around the World from Home: Cultural Festivals in Texas

One of my favorite outdoor things to do 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 always something fun to do and cool to see. Updated monthly, h
ere’s a list of cultural festivals/exhibits taking place here in Texas:

3/10-19 SXSW
3/4-4/23 Sherwood Forest Faire  -McDade
4/21-23 Austin Reggae Festival

3/3-5 North Texas Irish Festival -Dallas

2/11 Kemah Boardwalk Mardi Gras Celebration -Houston
2/18 Kingwood Mardi Gras Festival & Parade
2/28-3/19 Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo
3/18 Afro Soca Love Marketplace -Houston
3/24-26 Tomball German Heritage Festival
3/25 Celtic Festival -Kemah
4/1-2 Crosby Zydeco Festival
4/1 Cajun Heritage Festival -Port Arthur

San Antonio
3/11-12 Cajun Festival -San Antonio
4/20-30 Fiesta San Antonio

*Other Cities 


5/7 Austin Chinese Culture Festival
5/29 ATX Asian Food Fest
6/12 Puerto Rican Heritage Festival
6/18 Central Texas Juneteenth Celebration
6/18 World Refugee Day Celebration
7/16 Colombian Fest ATX -Austin  event details
8/18-27 African Restaurant Week
11/5-6 Austin Celtic Festival
1/16 MLK Day Parade & Street Festival

4/28-5/15 Frisco Fair -Frisco
5/7-8 Cottonwood Art Festival -Richardson
5/21 Malcolm X Festival  more info
6/5 Santacruzan Festival - Plano  more info
9/23-25 Plano Balloon Festival
9/30-10/23 Texas State Fair
11/11-13 Fort Worth Greek Festival
1/16 MLK Life and Legacy Community Event  more info

3/24-4/3 South Texas State Fair & Rodeo -Beaumont
3/26 Houston Holi Festival
4/8-10 Houston Ballet Nutcracker Spring Market more info
4/9-10 Kemah Boardwalk Crawfish & Zydeco Festival
4/10 Houston Brazilian Food & Music Festival  more info
4/23 Houston Zydeco Festival
4/24 Houston Latin Fest  more info
4/29-5/1 Houston Polish Festival
5/28 The International Festival
6/25 Seoul Festival -Houston
6/25 Art & Wine Evening at Russian Cultural Center -Houston
7/3 Houston Caribbean Festival
7/22-24 Houston Black Heritage Festival 
7/28-8/6 Houston Shakespeare Festival
7/30 Lights Festival Houston
8/13 Houston Reggae Fest  more info
8/13 African Food & Music Festival
8/22-29 Houston Theater Week
9/24 Oktoberfest
10/1 Houston Creole Heritage Festival
10/1 Houston Lebanese Festival
10/1 Nigeria Cultural Parade & Festival -Houston
10/2 Nigerian Food Festival -Houston
10/8 & 9 Bayou City Art Festival
10/22 Houston Filipino Street Festival
10/22 Korean Festival Houston
10/8-11/27 Texas Renaissance Festival
11/2-3 International Literature Festival Houston
11/3-6 Houston Quilt Festival
11/5-6 Houston Palestinian Festival
11/10-13 Houston Ballet Nutcracker Market
11/12-13 Native American Pow Wow -Houston  event details
11/19 Houston Art Crawl  event details
12/9-11 Tomball German Christmas Market & Festival
12/10 & 11 Houston Islamic Art Festival -Spring
1/16 Houston MLK Parade
1/21 Texas Lunar Festival -Houston

San Antonio
7/9 & 10 Frida Fest San Antonio  more info
11/4-13 Wurstfest -New Braunfels
1/21 Òlájú African Market Festival -San Antonio

Other Cities 
6/11 Texas Viking Festival -Paige
8/7 Taste of Africa: Deep Diving Into Culture -Killeen
10/13-16 Texas Rose Festival -Tyler
12/10-11 & 17/18 Texas Viking Festival -Paige

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