Festivals in Houston
Does anyone know of any festivals, bazaars, or such that are happening in the Houston area in the next coming months possibly?
Any input would be greatly appreciated!
Slavic festival coming up...
Greek festival Oct 4-7
Autumn Art and Wine Festival Oct 13-14
Old Town Spring
123-F Midway Spring TX 77373
Spring, TX 77373
Italian festival Oct 11-14
University of St. Thomas, Houston
3800 Montrose Blvd
Houston, TX 77006
Also coming right up this weekend (Sat Sept 22nd) is the PUERTO RICAN & CUBAN FESTIVAL.
Good food, and also music and arts and crafts for sale.
They say it is the "Sexiest and Most Anticipated Festival in Texas."
And who knows... Maybe it is. I might go. Even though I'm pretty sure that doesn't apply to me.
I haven't been "Sexiest" or particularly "Anticipated" in several decades.
But it does sound like a lot of fun.
One of the biggest, the Texas Renaissance Festival. It's at a little town called Todd Mission, about 40 miles or so north of Houston.
St Arnolds, a local brewer, is sponsoring several Octoberfest events: http://www.saintarnold.com/news/index...
The Junior League sponsors their annual Holiday Market up in The Woodlands https://www.jlnhsmc.org/?nd=holiday_m...
Website for the Italian Festival (mentioned above) http://www.houstonitalianfestival.com/
And the Turkish Festival http://www.turkishfesthouston.com/
Houston is an immigrant city with large populations of almost every ethnic group on the planet. If you look hard enough, you'll undoubtedly find a "festival" for just about everyone.
Island Oktoberfest, October 26 & 27th is Galveston's most anticipated festival each fall. Four Biergartens, German food, German bands and more. It is a great time on the grounds surrounding the historic Galveston Island Lyceum.
I hate to be Negative Nellie, buuut, the Greek Festival is not the same since it outgrew the church grounds. It takes a lot of Retsina for me to enjoy sitting under a crowded tent in a parking lot. Parking can be a bear. The Renaissance Festival is a blast, but be prapred to pay close to 100 bucks for tickets, parking,two beers, and turkey legs, based on two adults Traffic can be difficult, at best. I haven't been to the Italian Festival since it moved to St. Thomas, hope it's not under a tent a la Greek Fest. I'd head south to Galveston, fall is the best time of year down there, along with spring, of course.
The last festval we went to was the East End Street Festival in May, and we will return. I don't like the Greek Festival anymore, got too big for it's britches. The Renaissance Festival is a hundred bucks for two to annie up, pretty much the same for I Fest. No thanks. I would like to see festivals in the cooler months, December to April, and other than Dickens and Mardi Gras Galveston, there isn't anything I know of.
St. Basil's Greek Fest next weekend, (May 16-19) on Eldridge between Memorial and Briar Forest.
The genetic mutant and I used to go every other year or so.
Good food and nice folks.