Wednesday, November 17, 2021

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:

11/4-9 International Literature Festival Houston
11/5-14 Wurstfest -New Braunfels
11/6-7 Austin Celtic Festival
11/11-14 Houston Ballet Nutcracker Market  event details
11/12-14 Fort Worth Greek Festival
11/13-14 Native American Pow Wow -Houston  event details
11/19-1/2 Houston Magical Winter Lights & Lattern Festival
11/20 Houston Art Crawl  event details
11/21 Houston Palestinian Festival Picnic more info  (
11/21-1/3 Galveston Festival of Lights 
12/10-12 Tomball German Christmas Market & Festival
12/11 & 12 Houston Islamic Art Festival -Spring
12/31 Afro Soca Love Marketplace -Dallas  more info

1/13-17 Wild & Scenic Film Festival  event details
1/17 Houston MLK Parade
1/29 Texas Lunar Festival -Houston
1/29 & 30 Òlájú African Market Festival -San Antonio
2/26 Kingwood Mardi Gras Festival & Parade
2/28-3/20 Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo
3/4-6 North Texas Irish Festival -Dallas
3/5-4/24 Sherwood Forest Faire  -McDade
3/26 Houston Holi Festival
4/10 Brazilian Food & Music Festival  more info
4/23 Houston Zydeco Festival


Austin Chinese Culture Festival
Fredericksburg Hot Air Balloon Festival
Highland Village Festival
Houston Greek Fest
Houston Italian Festival
Houston Theater District Open House
Houston Water Lantern Festival
Ice Land: Christmas Around the World -Galveston more info
Texas Wine & Art Festival
Afro Soca Love Marketplace -Houston
Cajun Festival -San Antonio  more info
AsiaFest...Asian Culture Festival more info
Celtic Festival -Kemah   more info
4/16-18 Houston Ballet Nutcracker Spring Market more info
4/17 San Jacinto Day Festival  more info
4/18 Houston Latin Fest  more info
5/20-30 South Texas State Fair -Beaumont
5/20-6/6 Frisco Fair -Frisco
5/21-23 Houston Polish Festival
5/22-23 DFW Nesian Fest
5/23 Celtic Fest -Tyler  more info
5/29 Houston Pan-African Heritage & Cultural Festival  more info
6/4-6 Tomball German Heritage Festival
6/5 Cajun Heritage Festival -Port Arthur.
6/12 Lights Festival Houston
6/17-27 Fiesta San Antonio  more info
6/30-7/4 Houston Caribbean Festival
7/10 Seoul Festival -Houston
7/10 Frida Fest San Antonio  even details
7/18 Colombian Fest ATX -Austin  event details
7/22-24 Houston Black Heritage Festival 
7/24 Taste of Africa: Deep Diving Into Culture -Killeen
8/3-7 Houston Shakespeare Festival
8/5 Art & Wine Evening at Russian Cultural Center -Houston
9/11 Hummingbird Festival -Tomball  event details
9/17-19 Crosby Zydeco Festival
9/24-10/17 Texas State Fair
9/25 Weird In The Woods Art & Music Festival -Huntsville
9/26 Houston Latin Fest  event details
9/26 Houston Lebanese Festival
10/1-3 Houston Polish Festival
10/2 Houston Creole Heritage Festival
10/2 Nigeria Cultural Parade & Festival -Houston event details
10/9 Houston Reggae Fest  more info
10/9 & 10 Bayou City Art Festival
10/9-11/28 Texas Renaissance Festival
10/14-17 Texas Rose Festival
10/22 & 23 Oktoberfest
10/23 Houston Filipino Street Festival
10/23 Korean Festival Houston
10/28-31 Houston Quilt Festival

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