Thursday, November 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
11/5-6 Austin Celtic Festival  austincelticfestival.com

Dallas
11/11-13 Fort Worth Greek Festival fortworthgreekfestival.com

Houston
10/8-11/27 Texas Renaissance Festival texrenfest.com
11/2-3 International Literature Festival Houston  ccamericas.org
11/3-6 Houston Quilt Festival quilts.com
11/5-6 Houston Palestinian Festival  pacchouston.org
11/10-13 Houston Ballet Nutcracker Market  houstonballet.org
11/12-13 Native American Pow Wow -Houston  event details
12/9-11 Tomball German Christmas Market & Festival  tomballgermanfest.org
12/10 & 11 Houston Islamic Art Festival -Spring  islamicartssociety.org


San Antonio
11/4-13 Wurstfest -New Braunfels wurstfest.com

*Other Cities 


** PAST EVENTS **
Highland Village Festival  lionsballoonfest.com
Houston Greek Fest  houstongreekfest.com
Houston Italian Festival houstonitalianfestival.com
Texas Wine & Art Festival txwineandart.com
AsiaFest...Asian Culture Festival more info
San Jacinto Day Festival  more info
DFW Nesian Fest  nesianfest.com
Celtic Fest -Tyler  more info

Austin
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
5/7 Austin Chinese Culture Festival  afssaustin.org
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 
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
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 
11/20 Houston Art Crawl  event details
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
5/28 The International Festival  theinternationalfest.org
6/25 Seoul Festival -Houston  snap2official.com/summerseoul
6/25 Art & Wine Evening at Russian Cultural Center -Houston  ourtx.org
7/3 Houston Caribbean Festival houstoncaribbeanfest.com
7/22-24 Houston Black Heritage Festival houstonblackheritagefest.com 
7/28-8/6 Houston Shakespeare Festival  uh.edu/shakespeare
7/30 Lights Festival Houston  thelightsfest.com/sky-lantern-events/houston
8/13 Houston Reggae Fest  more info
8/13 African Food & Music Festival  africanrestaurantweek.com
8/22-29 Houston Theater Week  visithoustontexas.com
9/24 Oktoberfest oktoberfesthouston.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
10/2 Nigerian Food Festival -Houston instagram.com/officialnigeriandayinhouston
10/8 & 9 Bayou City Art Festival artcolonyassociation.org
10/22 Houston Filipino Street Festival  fyphouston.com/filipino-street-festival
10/22 Korean Festival Houston  kfesthouston.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
7/9 & 10 Frida Fest San Antonio  more info

Other Cities 
8/7 Taste of Africa: Deep Diving Into Culture -Killeen  impacoutreach.org/taste-of-africa
10/13-16 Texas Rose Festival -Tyler  texasrosefestival.com


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