Best Events in Texas Houston
Find the Best Activities to do in Houston in 2018
With so many art fairs, sport events and cultural festivals throughout the year in United States, there are plenty of events that will make your trip amusing and unforgettable in Houston. Every month, there is something special taking place in the city. Below is a list of best events in Houston which are picked out by residents, visitors, tourists, Houston legal professionals and some officials of the State of Texas.
1. Martin Luther King Junior Grande Parade: Late January- Early February.
This event lasts for more than 2 hours and draws attention of more than 300,000 people from everywhere in United States, making it the largest parade in United States memorializing and celebrating the civil rights fighter, the MLK Grande Parade is all about floats and convoy of anybody within or living in USA. The procession ends at Root Memorial Square Park.
2. Houston Rodeo and Livestock Show: Late February – Early March.
Established more than 80 years ago, this event is believed to be the biggest rodeo show around the globe and has been growing consistently over the years. The 20-day annual show is well known for attracting more than 2-million visitors every years and is aimed at encouraging and promoting the breeding of livestock, raising and marketing animal breeds as well as farm products. Over 20 championship rodeo contests are finalized with entertainment by celebrated music superstars.
3. Annual Japanese Festival: Late March – Early April.
Annual Japanese festival is now drawing attention of over 20,000 visitors and was chosen as the “Best Festival in Texas, Houston” in 2009 by the Houston press. Taking place at Hermann Park, this event celebrates the Japanese rich tradition and cultural heritage with live entertainment featuring traditional dance, folk dance, music as well as martial arts. Entrance and admission are free of charge and the event is open to everybody in United States. There are lots of opportunities to delight in from Ikebana flower arrangements to origami creations, delicious Japanese food, amazing beverages and much more.
4. Southwest Airlines Freedom: 4th July.
Taking place in in the modernized Eleanor Tinsley Park, this event takes place for six hours and has been one of the best events and festivities in Houston for many years. It is Houston’s annual Independence Day festivity and draws well-known recording artists across United States as well as local and regional talent. The festive ends with a Texas-size performance showcasing a national sound track along with fireworks exhibitions.
5. Ballunar Liftoff Festival Late September.
Although it’s a ballooning festival, many adults term it as one of their favorite events in Houston. The actions taking place in this event includes evening balloon glows, hot air balloon contests, skydiving exhibitions, aviation equipment exhibitions, arts and crafts exhibits, favorite food and beverages accompanied by live entertainment. This event is scheduled nearby Johnson Space Center every year.
6. Texas Renaissance Festival Late October to December.
Being a celebrated event for four decades, the Texas Renaissance Event celebrates the Renaissance era in Houston, Texas. The event is stationed at interactive theme park bringing to light the entertainments and memories of the Renaissance period from 14th to 17 AD. The Festival includes the Magic Garden, a 55-acre theater, professional scores, polka dancing, traditional music and customs bringing the renaissance period to life, food and beverages including the Musketeer’s Banquet and much more.