Friday, January 1, 2021

Around the World from Home: 2020 Texas Cultural Events & Festivals

**Note: Due to the worldwide COVID-19 outbreak, some of these events may have been postponed or canceled. Please do your research prior to making plans to attend any of the listed events.**

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 usually always something fun to do and cool to see at festivals. Here’s a list of some cool cultural festivals and exhibits taking place here in Texas:

1/16-18 Monuments by Craig Walsh at Discovery Green -Houston more info
1/23 Òlájú African Market Festival -San Antonio
2/13 Afro Soca Love Marketplace -Houston more info
4/11 Brazilian Food & Music Festival
4/16-18 Houston Ballet Nutcracker Spring Market more info
4/18 Houston Latin Fest  more info
5/29 Dallas Nesian Fest more info
9/5 Houston Caribbean Festival Parade Of The Bands more info
9/24-10/17 Texas State Fair
10/ Korean Festival Houston
10/28-30 Houston Quilt Festival
11/5-14 Wurstfest -New Braunfels


9/14 Houston Jerk Fest
9/20-22 Native American Pow Wow
9/27-28 Oktoberfest
10/5-6 Texas Wine & Art Festival
10/10-13 Houston Italian Festival
10/12 The Lights Festival Houston
10/12 Bayou City Art Festival
10/19 Houston Water Lantern Festival
10/31-11/3 Quilt Festival Houston
11/2-3 Arlington Texas Taco Festival
11/5-6 International Literature Festival Houston
11/7 International Literature Festival San Antonio
11/8-10 Edge of Texas Festival
11/9 Houston Filipino Steet Festival more information
11/9-10 Texas Championship Native American Pow Wow
11/9-10 Islamic Art Festival
11/16 Taste of Texas Food Truck Festival more information
Galveston Festival of Lights
Houston Magical Winter Lights & Lattern Festival
Tomball German Christmas Market & Festival
Texas Educational Shakespeare Festival More Information
Fredericksburg Hot Air Balloon Festival More Information

1/5-12 Ice Land: Christmas Around the World -Galveston more info
1/20  Houston MLK Parade
1/25 Texas Lunar Festival -Houston
1/28 Wild & Scenic Film Festival more info
2/15 Austin Chinese Culture Festival more information 
2/22 Kingwood Mardi Gras Festival & Parade more information
3/3-22 Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo
3/6 North Texas Irish Festival -Dallas
3/7 Houston Black Heritage Festival
3/21 Celtic Festival -Kemah  more info
3/21-22 Houston Palestinian Festival's
3/27-29 Tomball German Heritage Festival
3/28 Houston Holi Festival

4/3-5 Poteet Strawberry Festival
4/5 Brazilian Food & Music Festival
4/4-5 Texas Wine & Art Festival
4/17-18 Fredericksburg Bluebonnet Festival  more info
4/18 San Jacinto Day Festival  more info
4/18 Taste of Kingwood more info
4/25 Katy Sip N Stroll
4/25 Houston Zydeco Festival
4/25-26 Fortress Festival -Fort Worth  more info
5/1-3 The Houston Polish Festival
5/14-17 Houston Greek Fest
5/22-24 Comicpalooza
5/30  10th Anniversary Lavender Festival  more info
AsiaFest...Asian Culture Festival more info
6/13 The 2020 Reggae Fest more info
Houston Pride Festival
June 24th Pan-African Heritage & Cultural Festival more info POSTPONED
8/2020 Highland Village Balloon Festival CANCELED
July  Houston Shakespeare Festival CANCELED
July  Houston Caribbean Festival CANCELED
Houston Theater District Open House CANCELED
9/4-12 Frida Festival  more info
9/12 Virtual Native American Heritage Day  more info
9/19 & 26 Hummingbird Festival -Virtual more info
10/2-4 Houston Lebanese Festival  CANCELED
10/22 Texas Rose Festival (Virtual)
Fort Worth Greek Festival CANCELED
10/3-11/29 Texas Renaissance Festival
11/11-12/11 Houston Ballet Nutcracker Market -(Virtual) more info
11/21 Art Crawl -Houston more info
12/3-5 Houston Quilt Festival (Virtual)

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