Springtime is finally here in Houston and there is a lot going on in upcoming months. There are a lot of different Spring festivals in Houston that cater to many interests and hobbies. So round up your friends and family, put on your sunscreen and sandals, and get ready for spring festivals!
April Festivals in Houston:
WorldFest: Houston International Film Festival – WorldFest brings you the best in independent shorts, feature films, music videos, TV commercials, documentaries and more. The Official Festival Theater is the AMC Studio 30 at 2949 Dunvale. You can buy party and VIP passes online, or view the film schedule to see what strikes your interest. The festival takes place this year from April 10-29, 2015.
Houston Art Car Parade – This one of a kind event takes incredible cars on a parade through Downtown Houston. On April 11 come see wacky, artistic creations on wheels. The Orange ShowCenter for Visionary Art puts on the parade each year and you can call (713) 926-6368 if you have any questions.
Houston Indie BookFest – The Houston Indie BookFest, Menilfest, for a truly one of a kind festival that merges spoken and written performance art. Local arts organizations and performers will bring together performing, visual and audio arts. There will also be food trucks to keep you full and happy at this exciting outdoor festival. You can check it out at the Menil Collection Campus on April 18, 2015.
Japan Festival – From April 18-19, 2015 head to Hermann Park and stroll through the beautiful Japanese Garden. There will be stages with live performances with folk and traditional dance as well as martial arts, a traditional Japanese tea ceremony, origami and bonsai and demonstrations of Ikebana flower arrangement. Check this festival out for a unique cultural experience.
Texas Crawfish & Music Festival – The 27th Anniversary of the Texas Crawfish & Music Festival, comes to you for two awesome weekends filled with live music, carnival rides, games and activities for kids, and of course, the best Cajun Crawfish in the South! You can call (800) 653-8696 if you have questions or buy tickets online. The weekends this year happen from: April 24-26 and May 1-3, 2015.
Houston Barbecue Festival – Head over to NRG Park on April 26 to sample barbecue from all over Houston. Local pitmasters will be showing off their skills from favorites like Killen’s BBQ, The Brisket House, Ray’s BBQ Shack, and more. Buy tickets online, call (832) 454-6106 or buy tickets the day of the event. Don’t miss a full day of Houston Barbecue tastes and fun.
May Festivals in Houston:
Houston Dragon Boat Festival – On Saturday May 2, 2015 The Texas Dragon Boat Association will be presenting the 15th Annual Houston Dragon Boat Festival in collaboration with Buffalo Bayou Partnership. There will be 30 teams competing in races all along Allen’s Landing. Sample Asian cuisine, listen to live music, and browse arts, crafts and cultural performances. Call (281) 381-7154 for questions, or volunteer to help out with the event.
Pasadena Strawberry Festival – Who doesn’t love strawberries? The Pasadena Strawberry festival is part barbecue cook-off, part teen battle of the bands, and part beauty pageant with arts and crafts on sale, live entertainment and of course, the world’s largest strawberry shortcake. Come on down and see for yourself from May 15-17, 2015 and be sure to check out their website for a full schedule of events and performers.
Comicpalooza – The Texas International Comic Con takes place from May 22-25, 2015 in Downtown Houston. This four-day sci-fi and fantasy festival will take over the town as the world of comics, fantasy, horror, steam punk, movies, film, New media, gaming, and sci-fi collide. Celebrity guests this year include Stan Lee, George Takei, and cast members from the new hit Fox TV Show, Gotham. Don’t miss Comicpalooza!
Explore Houston this Spring! All of these festivals offer you family fun, as well as activities and entertainment for all ages. Each will offer various tastes and flavors of Houston so don’t be afraid to go to one you’ve never visited before.