Friday, February 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 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

February 2019
2/1-4 Wanderfest
2/2 Houston Creole Heritage Festival
2/2 Texas Lunar Festival
2/9 Houston Hot Air Balloon Festival  More Information
2/16 Afro Renaissance Festival more information
2/25-3/17 Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo

March 2019
2/25-3/17 Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo
3/23 Houston Holi Festival
3/29-31 Tomball German Heritage Festival

April 2019 
4/6-7 Houston Palestinian Festival...


April 2018
April 7th Houston Zydeco Festival
April 7th Katy Sip N Stroll
April 7th & 8th The Houston Children’s Festival
April 8th Brazilian Food & Music Festival
April 13th-15th Poteet Strawberry Festival
April 14th The Woodlands Margarita Festival
April 15th Houston Barbecue Festival
April 21st Pets In the Park & Home and Garden Showcase
April 21st & 22nd The Great Texas Barbecue Festival
April 22nd West Houston Food Truck Festival
April 28th Taste of Kingwood

May 2018

May 4th-6th The Houston Polish Festival
May 5th Texas Taco, Tequila & Margarita Festival
May 5th Chachi’s Cinco de Mayo in the Park
May 6th Margarita, Tequila, & Taco Festival
May 12th-13th Houston Lebanese Festival
May 12th The 2018 Reggae Fest
May 17th-20th Houston Greek Fest
May 19th AsiaFest...Asian Culture Festival
May 25th-27th   Comicpalooza

June 2018
June 15th-17th Galveston Island Cajun Festival
June 16th Summer Showdown Margirita Festival
June 16th 2018 Soul Flower Music Fest
June 23rd Houston Pride Festival
June 24th Pan-African Heritage & Cultural Festival

July 8th Houston Caribbean Festival
July 21st VegFest Houston 2018
July 27th-Aug. 5th   Houston Shakespeare Festival
July 28th Fajita Festival

8/11 Anime Art Show 8/17-19 Highland Village Balloon Festival 8/18 Houston Food Festival 8/25 Sandcastle Competition- Galveston 8/25 Worldwide Day of Play- Houston 8/26 Family Fun Day Benefiting America’s Cajun Navy 8/26 Houston Theater District Open House 8/26 Houston Food Truck Festival 8/31-9/2 Brewmasters Craft Beer Festival

8/31-9/2 Brewmasters Craft Beer Festival
9/6 First Thursday Festival
9/7-9/8 Edge of Texas Festival
9/8 Hummingbird Festival at Kleb Woods Nature Preserve
9/14-16 Native American Pow Wow
9/23 Houston Jerk Fest
9/28 Whiskey & Wine Festival
 9/28-10/21 Texas State Fair
9/29 Oktoberfest
9/29-11/25 Texas Renaissance Festival

10/6 Houston Margarita Festival
10/6 Texas Wine & Art Festival
10/11-14 Houston Italian Festival
10/13-14 Bayou City Art Festival
10/18-21 Texas Rose Festival

11/1-25 Texas Renaissance Festival
11/2-11 Wurstfest
11/3 Houston Filipino Steet Festival
11/6-7 International Literature Festival Houston event info
11/8 International Literature Festival San Antonio event info
11/8-10 Qulit Festival Houston
11/8-11 Nutcracker Market
11/9-11 Fort Worth Greek Festival
11/10 Houston Texas Taco Festival
11/10 Children’s Festival event info
11/10-11 Islamic Art Festival
11/10-11 Texas Championship Native American Pow Wow
11/17 Festival of Lights
11/17 Go Texan Chili Cookoff
11/17-18 Houston Turkish Festival
11/17-18 Arlington Texas Taco Festival

12/1 Tamale Festival
12/1-1/6 Galveston Festival of Lights
12/1-1/6 Houston Magical Winter Lights & Lattern Festival
12/7-12/9 Tomball German Christmas Market & Festival
12/8 Texas Educational Shakespeare Festival More Information
12/28-12/30 Fredericksburg’s Hot Air Balloon Festival More Information

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