Tuesday, May 17, 2022

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:

Austin
5/29 ATX Asian Food Fest  atxasianfoodfest.com
6/12 Puerto Rican Heritage Festival  prfdance.org
6/18 Central Texas Juneteenth Celebration  juneteenthcentraltexas.com
6/18 World Refugee Day Celebration  thestoryoftexas.com
7/16 Colombian Fest ATX -Austin  event details
8/18-27 African Restaurant Week  africanrestaurantweek.com

Dallas
5/21 Malcolm X Festival  more info
6/5 Santacruzan Festival - Plano  more info
9/23-25 Plano Balloon Festival  planoballoonfest.org
9/30-10/23 Texas State Fair  bigtex.com

Houston
5/28 The International Festival  theinternationalfest.org
7/3 Houston Caribbean Festival houstoncaribbeanfest.com
8/13 Houston Reggae Fest  more info
8/13 African Food & Music Festival  africanrestaurantweek.com
10/1 Houston Creole Heritage Festival  houstoncreolefest.com
10/1 Houston Lebanese Festival  alcchouston.org
10/1 Nigeria Cultural Parade & Festival -Houston  nigeriaculturalparade.com
10/8-11/27 Texas Renaissance Festival texrenfest.com

San Antonio

*Other Cities 
8/7 Taste of Africa: Deep Diving Into Culture -Killeen  impacoutreach.org/taste-of-africa

*Virtual Events 



** PAST EVENTS **
Austin Chinese Culture Festival
Highland Village Festival  lionsballoonfest.com
Houston Greek Fest  houstongreekfest.com
Houston Italian Festival houstonitalianfestival.com
Houston Theater District Open House theaterdistrictopenhouse.com
Texas Wine & Art Festival txwineandart.com
AsiaFest...Asian Culture Festival more info
San Jacinto Day Festival  more info
5/22-23 DFW Nesian Fest  nesianfest.com
5/23 Celtic Fest -Tyler  more info
5/29 Houston Pan-African Heritage & Cultural Festival  more info
6/12 Lights Festival Houston  thelightsfest.com/sky-lantern-events/houston
7/10 Seoul Festival -Houston  snap2official.com/summerseoul
7/10 Frida Fest San Antonio  even details
7/22-24 Houston Black Heritage Festival houstonblackheritagefest.com 
8/3-7 Houston Shakespeare Festival  uh.edu/shakespeare
8/5 Art & Wine Evening at Russian Cultural Center -Houston  ourtx.org
9/11 Hummingbird Festival -Tomball  event details
9/25 Weird In The Woods Art & Music Festival -Huntsville  overdoseonluv.com
10/9 & 10 Bayou City Art Festival artcolonyassociation.org
10/14-17 Texas Rose Festival  texasrosefestival.com
11/5-14 Wurstfest -New Braunfels wurstfest.com

Austin
11/6-7 Austin Celtic Festival  austincelticfestival.com
1/17 MLK Day Parade & Street Festival
3/11-19 SXSW
3/5-4/24 Sherwood Forest Faire  -McDade  sherwoodforestfaire.com
4/9-10 Austin International Poetry Festival  aipf.org
4/22-24 Austin Reggae Festival  austinreggaefest.com

Dallas 
11/12-14 Fort Worth Greek Festival fortworthgreekfestival.com
12/31 Afro Soca Love Marketplace -Dallas  more info
3/4-6 North Texas Irish Festival -Dallas  ntif.org
4/28-5/15 Frisco Fair -Frisco  friscofair.com
5/7-8 Cottonwood Art Festival -Richardson  cottonwoodartfestival.com

Houston 
10/22 & 23 Oktoberfest oktoberfesthouston.com
10/23 Houston Filipino Street Festival  fyphouston.com/filipino-street-festival
10/23 Korean Festival Houston  kfesthouston.com
10/28-31 Houston Quilt Festival quilts.com/quilt-festival/quilt-festival-houston/
11/4-9 International Literature Festival Houston  ccamericas.org
11/11-14 Houston Ballet Nutcracker Market  event details
11/13-14 Native American Pow Wow -Houston  event details
11/20 Houston Art Crawl  event details
11/21 Houston Palestinian Festival Picnic more info  (pacchouston.org)
11/19-1/2 Houston Magical Winter Lights & Lattern Festival magicalwinterlights.com
11/21-1/3 Galveston Festival of Lights 
12/10-12 Tomball German Christmas Market & Festival  tomballgermanfest.org
12/11 & 12 Houston Islamic Art Festival -Spring  islamicartssociety.org
1/17 Houston MLK Parade mlkgrandeparade.org
1/29 Texas Lunar Festival -Houston texaslunarfest.net
2/19 Kemah Boardwalk Mardi Gras Celebration -Houston  kemahboardwalk.com
2/26 Kingwood Mardi Gras Festival & Parade  towncenterevents.com
2/28-3/20 Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo  rodeohouston.com
3/12 Afro Soca Love Marketplace -Houston
3/24-4/3 South Texas State Fair & Rodeo -Beaumont  beaumontcvb.com
3/25-27 Tomball German Heritage Festival tomballgermanfest.com
3/26 Houston Holi Festival  houstonholi.com
3/26 Celtic Festival -Kemah   more info
3/26-27 Crosby Zydeco Festival  crosbyzydecofest.com
4/2 Cajun Heritage Festival -Port Arthur  visitportarthurtx.com/event/cajun-heritage-fest-2/
4/8-10 Houston Ballet Nutcracker Spring Market more info
4/9-10 Kemah Boardwalk Crawfish & Zydeco Festival  kemahboardwalk.com
4/10 Houston Brazilian Food & Music Festival  more info
4/23 Houston Zydeco Festival  houstonzydecofest.com
4/24 Houston Latin Fest  more info
4/29-5/1 Houston Polish Festival  houstonpolishfestival.com

San Antonio
1/29 & 30 Òlájú African Market Festival -San Antonio african-market.olajuartgroup.org
3/5-6 Cajun Festival -San Antonio  more info
3/31-4/10 Fiesta San Antonio  more info

Virtual Events
1/13- Wild & Scenic Film Festival  event details

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