Spring is here and it’s time to start thinking about all of the fun to be had as we come out of winter and the weather gets warmer. We’ve rounded up some of the best things to do in Houston this Spring.
April 9-11 – The Woodlands Waterway Arts Festival
Just north of Houston in The Woodlands, TX, this is ranked one of the top fine arts festivals in the nation, with over 200 extraordinary artists representing a wide range of styles and mediums. In addition, the festival offers art workshops for all ages, culinary demonstrations, live music, craft beer tents, and much more.
April 16 – 25 – Worldfest International Film Festival
The Houston International Film Festival is the 3rd oldest of its kind in the nation, which started back in 1961. In an effort to recognize and honor outstanding creative excellence in the film medium and to promote cultural tourism in Houston, the organizers work tirelessly to bring you only the best of cinematic entertainment during this 10-day festival. They value “Good Story, Well Told” through the power of filmmaking. Tickets start at $7.50 for a single viewing, up to $500 for VIP status for all features, including opening night & champagne gala.
April 17 – Texas Crawfish & Crab Boil Fest
Come out to enjoy these tasty little creatures of the sea in a wide variety of preparations, located at Taylors of Houston. Here, Louisiana meets Texas Creole and Cajun food. There is also an all-you-can-eat private VIP tent, crab crawfish, and drinks. Fun for the entire family! The event starts at 2pm, and tickets are $7 – $60. Bring your own lawn chairs.
April 24 – Houston Pizza Festival
Located at First Outreach, this will be a gathering of pizza enthusiasts enjoying the finest pizza in and around Houston. Along with great pizza will be beer, wine, and other drinks, live music and shows, a kid’s fun zone, and even a pizza eating contest (must register to participate in the contest)! Tickets are $10-$15, and kids under 10 get in FREE.
May 1 – 2 – Keels & Wheels Concours d’Elegance
This annual outdoor event features 200 classic cars and 100 wooden boats, attracting enthusiasts from all over the globe. Held at the Lakewood Yacht Club, not only will you get to see some gorgeous classic cars and beautifully-crafted boats, but you will get an education on the classic auto and boat industry. Tickets are $30-$40, and kids 12 and under get in free.
May 20 – 30 – South Texas State Fair
This annual state fair and rodeo brings thousands of visitors to the Ford Park Entertainment Complex in Beaumont, about 90 miles east of south Houston. Enjoy great food, entertainment, and carnival rides. The Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) showcases the nation’s top cowboys and cowgirls at the YMBL Championship Rodeo, and locals present their masterpieces at the Art, Quilt, and Photo Show.
In addition, over 200 booths dishing out exotic and intriguing cuisine made for easy eating as you walk the grounds, or sit down to enjoy. Funnel cakes, cheesecake-on-a-stick, pork kabobs, rabbit-on-a-stick, fried alligator, and fried pickles are just a few of the delicacies on hand to enjoy. Ticket prices are $5-$10
Come stay with us this Spring and take advantage of all that the Houston area has to offer!