Wednesday, January 17, 2024

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
3/2-4/21 Sherwood Forest Faire  -McDade  sherwoodforestfaire.com
3/8-16 SXSW -Austin  sxsw.com
4/19-21 Austin Reggae Festival  austinreggaefest.com

Dallas
3/1-3 North Texas Irish Festival -Dallas  ntif.org
3/16 Afro Soca Love Marketplace -Dallas  afrosocalove.com

Houston
2/3 Kemah Boardwalk Mardi Gras Celebration -Houston  kemahboardwalk.com
2/10 Texas Lunar Festival -Houston texaslunarfest.net
2/10 Kingwood Mardi Gras Festival & Parade  towncenterevents.com
2/27-3/17 Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo  rodeohouston.com
3/2 Houston Holi Festival  houstonholi.com
3/21-31 South Texas State Fair & Rodeo -Beaumont  beaumontcvb.com
3/22-24 Tomball German Heritage Festival  tomballgermanfest.org
4/6 Cajun Heritage Festival -Port Arthur  visitportarthurtx.com
5/18 The International Festival  theinternationalfest.org

San Antonio
1/20 Òlájú African Market Festival -San Antonio african-market.olajuartgroup.org

*Other Cities 


** PAST EVENTS **

Austin
Austin Chinese Culture Festival  afssaustin.org
Puerto Rican Heritage Festival  prfdance.org
MLK Day Parade & Street Festival
4/22 ATX Asian Food Fest  atxasianfoodfest.com
6/17 Central Texas Juneteenth Celebration  juneteenthcentraltexas.com
7/15 Colombian Fest ATX -Austin  colombianfestatx.com
10/8 Indigenous Heritage Gathering  prfdance.org
10/28 Round Rock Diwali Festival -Round Rock  afssaustin.org
11/4-5 Austin Celtic Festival  austincelticfestival.com
12/8-10 Tomball German Christmas Market & Festival  tomballgermanfest.org
12/9 & 10 Houston Islamic Art Festival -Spring  islamicartssociety.org
12/16 Art & Wine Evening at Russian Cultural Center -Houston  ourtx.org

Dallas 
MLK Life and Legacy Community Event  more info
4/28-5/14 Frisco Fair -Frisco  friscofair.com
9/21-24 Plano Balloon Festival  planoballoonfest.org
9/29-10/22 Texas State Fair  bigtex.com
10/7-8 Cottonwood Art Festival -Richardson  cottonwoodartfestival.com
11/10-12 Fort Worth Greek Festival fortworthgreekfestival.com

Houston  
Houston Black Heritage Festival houstonblackheritagefest.com 
Houston Ballet Nutcracker Spring Market more info
Kemah Boardwalk Crawfish & Zydeco Festival  kemahboardwalk.com
Houston Zydeco Festival  houstonzydecofest.com
Houston Latin Fest  more info
Houston Creole Heritage Festival  houstoncreolefest.com
International Literature Festival Houston  ccamericas.org
Houston Palestinian Festival  pacchouston.org
3/25 Celtic Festival -Kemah   kemahboardwalk.com
4/1-2 Crosby Zydeco Festival  crosbyzydecofest.com
4/16 Houston Brazilian Food & Music Festival  facebook.com/BrazilianFoodAndMusicFestival
6/28-7/3 Houston Caribbean Festival houstoncaribbeanfest.com
7/27-8/5 Houston Shakespeare Festival  uh.edu/shakespeare
8/6 Houston Islamic Art Gala  islamicartssociety.org
8/12-13 Houston Reggae Fest  thehoustonreggaefest.com
8/14-20 Houston Theater Week  thehobbycenter.org
9/29-10/1 Houston Polish Festival  houstonpolishfestival.com
9/30 Oktoberfest oktoberfesthouston.com
9/30 Lights Festival Houston  thelightsfest.com
10/1 Nigerian Day Festival -Houston instagram.com/officialnigeriandayinhouston
10/7 Nigeria Cultural Parade & Festival -Houston  nigeriaculturalparade.com
10/7 Korean Festival Houston  kfesthouston.com
10/7-11/26 Texas Renaissance Festival texrenfest.com
10/14-15 Bayou City Art Festival artcolonyassociation.org
10/21 Houston Filipino Street Festival  fyphouston.com
11/1-5 Houston Quilt Festival quilts.com
11/5 Houston Lebanese Festival  alcchouston.org
11/9-12 Houston Ballet Nutcracker Market  houstonballet.org
11/9-19 Houston African Restaurant Week  africanrestaurantweek.com
11/11 Native American Pow Wow -Houston  tradersvillage.com
11/18 Houston Art Crawl  motherdogstudios.com
11/25-26 Houston African Restaurant Week Festival  africanrestaurantweek.com
1/15 Houston MLK Parade mlkgrandeparade.org

San Antonio
Frida Fest San Antonio  more info
3/11-12 Cajun Festival -San Antonio  tradersvillage.com
4/20-30 Fiesta San Antonio  fiestasanantonio.org
11/3-12 Wurstfest -New Braunfels wurstfest.com

Other Cities 
Texas Viking Festival -Paige  texasvikingfestival.com
7/23 Taste of Africa: Deep Diving Into Culture -Killeen  impacoutreach.org/taste-of-africa
10/19-22 Texas Rose Festival -Tyler  texasrosefestival.com
12/9-10 & 16-17 Texas Viking Festival -Paige  texasvikingfestival.com


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