Friday, November 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:

3/2-4/21 Sherwood Forest Faire  -McDade
4/19-21 Austin Reggae Festival

3/1-3 North Texas Irish Festival -Dallas

11/18 Houston Art Crawl
11/25-26 Houston African Restaurant Week Festival
12/8-10 Tomball German Christmas Market & Festival
12/9 & 10 Houston Islamic Art Festival -Spring
12/16 Art & Wine Evening at Russian Cultural Center -Houston
1/15 Houston MLK Parade

San Antonio
1/20 Òlájú African Market Festival -San Antonio

*Other Cities 
12/9-10 & 16-17 Texas Viking Festival -Paige


Austin Chinese Culture Festival
Puerto Rican Heritage Festival
1/16 MLK Day Parade & Street Festival
3/10-19 SXSW
4/22 ATX Asian Food Fest
6/17 Central Texas Juneteenth Celebration
7/15 Colombian Fest ATX -Austin
10/8 Indigenous Heritage Gathering
11/4-5 Austin Celtic Festival

1/16 MLK Life and Legacy Community Event  more info
4/28-5/14 Frisco Fair -Frisco
9/21-24 Plano Balloon Festival
9/29-10/22 Texas State Fair
10/7-8 Cottonwood Art Festival -Richardson
11/10-12 Fort Worth Greek Festival

Houston Black Heritage Festival 
Cajun Heritage Festival -Port Arthur
Houston Ballet Nutcracker Spring Market more info
Kemah Boardwalk Crawfish & Zydeco Festival
Houston Zydeco Festival
Houston Latin Fest  more info
Houston Creole Heritage Festival
International Literature Festival Houston
Houston Palestinian Festival
1/21 Texas Lunar Festival -Houston
2/11 Kemah Boardwalk Mardi Gras Celebration -Houston
2/18 Kingwood Mardi Gras Festival & Parade
2/28-3/19 Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo
3/4 Houston Holi Festival
3/18 Afro Soca Love Marketplace -Houston
3/23-4/4 South Texas State Fair & Rodeo -Beaumont
3/24-26 Tomball German Heritage Festival
3/25 Celtic Festival -Kemah
4/1-2 Crosby Zydeco Festival
4/16 Houston Brazilian Food & Music Festival
5/20 The International Festival
6/28-7/3 Houston Caribbean Festival
7/27-8/5 Houston Shakespeare Festival
8/6 Houston Islamic Art Gala
8/12-13 Houston Reggae Fest
8/14-20 Houston Theater Week
9/29-10/1 Houston Polish Festival
9/30 Oktoberfest
9/30 Lights Festival Houston
10/1 Nigerian Day Festival -Houston
10/7 Nigeria Cultural Parade & Festival -Houston
10/7 Korean Festival Houston
10/7-11/26 Texas Renaissance Festival
10/14-15 Bayou City Art Festival
10/21 Houston Filipino Street Festival
11/1-5 Houston Quilt Festival
11/5 Houston Lebanese Festival
11/9-12 Houston Ballet Nutcracker Market
11/9-19 Houston African Restaurant Week
11/11 Native American Pow Wow -Houston

San Antonio
Frida Fest San Antonio  more info
3/11-12 Cajun Festival -San Antonio
4/20-30 Fiesta San Antonio
11/3-12 Wurstfest -New Braunfels

Other Cities 
Texas Viking Festival -Paige
7/23 Taste of Africa: Deep Diving Into Culture -Killeen
10/19-22 Texas Rose Festival -Tyler

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