Regardless of the time of the year you visit Houston, TX, there are hundreds of events that will make you want to stay longer. Visit this city and experience events such as markets, cultural festivals, and art fairs in venues that you are not used to.
Worried that your favorite event might not be available in this city? Well, there is always something special happening in this city every month, and there must be something that will blend with your taste. Simply put, Houston has everything for everyone.
Below are some the annual events you should put at the top of your bucket-list;
The Martin Luther King Jr. Grand Parade
Martin Luther King Jr. was a leader and icon that was loved by many people across the world. Therefore, when it comes to an event that celebrates him, it doesn’t matter where you come from. This event includes marching at the heart of the city in honor of this civil rights leader. It attracts more than 300, 000 people every year, and you should ensure you are one of them at least once in your life. It takes place in January every year.
The Chevron Houston Marathon
This annual events that takes place in January includes a 26.2, 13.1, and 3.1 mile run. If you love running, you need to be at the George R. Brown Convention Centre where the race begins and ends. Through the years, this events have tremendously grown, attracting over 20, 000 entrants from different parts of the world and over 200, 000 spectators.
The Houston’s Children Festival
If you thought that there is no event that can thrill your kids, then you are wrong. This event is Houston’s official family celebrations which takes place every year in downtown Houston. This is a hub of fun, featuring 10 family adventure locations, over 300 fun games, and several entertainment stages. The event takes place in April.
Houston Dragon Boat Festival
This event was started 17 years ago by the Buffalo Bayou Partnership and the Texas Dragon Boat Association. This event showcases team competitions along the banks of Buffalo Bayou along Allen’s Landing.
Apart from the competition from over 30 teams, this event that takes place in may features music, arts and crafts, Asian Cuisine, and family cultural performances.
Dickens on the Strand
This is a holiday street festival that takes place every year. It features entertainment in six stages, roving musicians, bagpipers, strolling carolers, and other fun events.