Tuesday, October 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 and exhibits 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

October 2019
9/27-10/20 Texas State Fair  https://bigtex.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 The Lights Festival Houston https://thelightsfest.com/event/houston-fall/
10/12 Bayou City Art Festival http://www.artcolonyassociation.org/
10/17-20 Texas Rose Festival http://www.texasrosefestival.com/
10/19 Houston Water Lantern Festival https://www.waterlanternfestival.com/houston.php
10/31-11/3 Quilt Festival Houston http://quilts.com/quilt-festival-houston.html

November 2019
10/5-12/1 Texas Renaissance Festival https://www.texrenfest.com/
10/31-11/3 Quilt Festival Houston http://quilts.com/quilt-festival-houston.html
11/1-10 Wurstfest https://wurstfest.com/
11/2-3 Arlington Texas Taco Festival https://www.tacofests.com/texas-taco-festival
11/5-6 International Literature Festival Houston https://www.ccamericas.org/events
11/7 International Literature Festival San Antonio https://www.ccamericas.org/events
11/8-10 Edge of Texas Festival https://www.texasmonthly.com/event/the-edge-of-texas/
11/8-10 Fort Worth Greek Festival http://www.fortworthgreekfestival.com/
11/9 Houston Filipino Steet Festival more information
11/9-10 Texas Championship Native American Pow Wow tradersvillage.com/houston/events/powwow/
11/9-10 Islamic Art Festival http://www.islamicartssociety.org/
11/14-17 Nutcracker Market https://www.houstonballet.org/about/nutcracker-market/
11/16 Taste of Texas Food Truck Festival more information

December 2019
Galveston Festival of Lights https://www.moodygardens.com/holiday_season/
Houston Magical Winter Lights & Lattern Festival https://magicalwinterlights.com/
Tomball German Christmas Market & Festival https://www.tomballgermanfest.org/
Texas Educational Shakespeare Festival More Information
Fredericksburg Hot Air Balloon Festival More Information

January 2020
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/

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
9/14 Hummingbird Festival at Kleb Woods Nature Preserve more info
9/14 Houston Jerk Fest  http://houstonjerkfestinc.com/
9/14 East Texas Taco Fest more information
9/14 Chinese Moon-Mid Autumn Festival https://www.cmhouston.org/event/mid-autumn-fest
9/20-22 Native American Pow Wow https://tradersvillage.com/grand-prairie/events/powwowgrandprairie/
9/27-28 Oktoberfest http://www.oktoberfesthouston.com/
9/27-10/20 Texas State Fair  https://bigtex.com/

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