Saturday, December 1, 2018

Around the World from Home: 2018 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
December
12/1 Tamale Festival http://tamalefestivalhouston.com/tickets.html
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

PAST 2018 EVENTS

March
February 26th-March 17th Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo https://www.rodeohouston.com/
March 23th-25th Tomball German Heritage Festival https://www.tomballgermanfest.com/
March 24th Houston Holi Festival http://houstonholi.com/
March 24th & 25th Houston Palestinian Festival...http://pacchouston.org/events/festivals/hpf-2018/

April
April 7th Houston Zydeco Festival  http://houstonzydecofest.com/
April 7th Katy Sip N Stroll   http://www.sipandstroll.com/Home.shtml
April 7th & 8th The Houston Children’s Festival  https://www.houstonchildrensfestival.com/
April 8th Brazilian Food & Music Festival https://www.facebook.com/events/866631100181475??ti=ia
April 13th-15th Poteet Strawberry Festival  http://strawberryfestival.com/2018/
April 14th The Woodlands Margarita Festival  http://www.thewoodlandsmargaritafest.com/
April 15th Houston Barbecue Festival  https://www.facebook.com/events/278695785995950/?ti=icl
April 21st Pets In the Park & Home and Garden Showcase https://www.facebook.com/events/129737704428361/?ti=icl
April 21st & 22nd The Great Texas Barbecue Festival http://www.thegreattexasbbqfestival.com/
April 22nd West Houston Food Truck Festival  https://www.westhoustonfoodtruckfestival.com/
April 28th Taste of Kingwood https://www.eventbrite.com/e/taste-of-kingwood-tickets-44428729526

May

May 4th-6th The Houston Polish Festival https://www.houstonpolishfestival.com/
May 5th Texas Taco, Tequila & Margarita Festival https://www.thetexastacofestival.com/
May 5th Chachi’s Cinco de Mayo in the Park http://chachismexicanrestaurant.com/?page=events
May 6th Margarita, Tequila, & Taco Festival https://www.facebook.com/events/715747578624654/?ti=icl
May 12th-13th Houston Lebanese Festival http://alcchouston.org/houston-lebanese-festival/
May 12th The 2018 Reggae Fest https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-2018-reggae-fest-tickets-42108452515
May 17th-20th Houston Greek Fest http://www.houstongreekfest.com/
May 19th AsiaFest...Asian Culture Festival https://asiasociety.org/texas/events/new-date-asiafest-2018
May 25th-27th   Comicpalooza  https://www.comicpalooza.com/

June
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

July
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
8/11 Anime Art Show https://www.facebook.com/events/875837879283070/?ti=ia 8/17-19 Highland Village Balloon Festival https://lionsballoonfest.com/schedule-of-events/ 8/18 Houston Food Festival https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2018-houston-food-fest-tickets-43936853311 8/25 Sandcastle Competition- Galveston https://aiahouston.org/v/site-home/AIA-Sandcastle/3m/ 8/25 Worldwide Day of Play- Houston https://www.facebook.com/events/248943849282086/?ti=ia 8/26 Family Fun Day Benefiting America’s Cajun Navy https://abc13.com/amp/heres-a-way-you-can-help-harvey-heroes-cajun-navy/2985930/ 8/26 Houston Theater District Open House http://www.theaterdistrictopenhouse.com/schedule.php 8/26 Houston Food Truck Festival https://www.eventbrite.com/e/houston-food-truck-festival-concert-carshow-tickets-46487952718/amp 8/31-9/2 Brewmasters Craft Beer Festival https://www.brewmastersbeerfest.com/default.aspx

September
8/31-9/2 Brewmasters Craft Beer Festival https://www.brewmastersbeerfest.com/default.aspx
9/6 First Thursday Festival http://www.midmainhouston.com/firstthursday/
9/7-9/8 Edge of Texas Festival https://www.texasmonthly.com/event/the-edge-of-texas/
9/8 Hummingbird Festival at Kleb Woods Nature Preserve http://www.pct3.com/portals/45/docs/news/hummingbird.pdf
9/14-16 Native American Pow Wow https://tradersvillage.com/grand-prairie/events/powwowgrandprairie/
9/23 Houston Jerk Fest http://houstonjerkfestinc.com/
9/28 Whiskey & Wine Festival https://www.eventbrite.com/e/whiskey-wine-festival-tickets-46551439609
 9/28-10/21 Texas State Fair https://bigtex.com/
9/29 Oktoberfest http://www.oktoberfesthouston.com/
9/29-11/25 Texas Renaissance Festival https://www.texrenfest.com/

October
10/6 Houston Margarita Festival https://www.houstonmargaritafest.com/
10/6 Texas Wine & Art Festival https://www.eventbrite.com/e/texas-wine-and-art-festival-tickets-47558819710
10/11-14 Houston Italian Festival http://www.houstonitalianfestival.com/
10/13-14 Bayou City Art Festival http://www.artcolonyassociation.org/
10/18-21 Texas Rose Festival http://www.texasrosefestival.com/

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