Festival

New Literary Talents Shine at Writefest

The emerging writers event is booked with workshops, speakers and plenty of material.

03/07/2017 By Amber Tong

Model Citizens

In Photos: The Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Festival

The magazine hosted its first-ever swimsuit fest in downtown Houston this past weekend.

02/20/2017 Photography by Marco Torres

Swimsuit Season

Meet Texan Sports Illustrated Model Hannah Ferguson

From growing up on a farm to shooting in Fiji, get to know the supermodel before SI Swimsuit Vibes Festival.

02/17/2017 By Camilo Smith

This is Not a Drill

Rejoice! Houston Is Hosting Its First Mac 'n' Cheese Festival

Vegans and gluten-free folks need not apply for this cheese-and-carb fest.

02/07/2017 By Nicki Koetting

Year of the Rooster

These Are the 5 Best Lunar New Year Celebrations Across Town

Houston is filled with festive events that honor the traditional Chinese holiday.

01/25/2017 By Amber Tong

Sip, Stroll and Seafood

Unique Culinary Experiences Are Part of This Year's Sugar Land Wine & Food Affair

Seafood boils, Italian wines and meat curing are just a few of the tasty opportunities.

01/24/2017 By Rafa Farihah

#ShiaShowUp

Houston's Performance Art Festival Really Wants Shia LaBeouf to Show Up

Experimental Action Festival creates a viral marketing campaign to lure the celebrity performer.

01/24/2017 By Emily Juhasz

Damn, Is It Swimsuit Season Already?

Houston Is Hosting the First-Ever Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Festival

Expect food, music and models, not to mention Simone Biles upside-down in a bikini.

01/10/2017 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Festivals

Day for Night: The Art

At the second annual Day for Night festival, the visual art was as much a draw as the music.

12/17/2016 Photography by Katharine Shilcutt

Nov 18–20

This Weekend's Top 5 Events

Downtown chalks up colorful street art, the beat goes on at the Menil's newest exhibit and Amy Schumer stops by the Bayou City.

11/17/2016 By Jeanne Lyons Davis

Get Out

See a City Transformed with Color at the HUE Mural Festival

The week-long festival aims to add 20,000 square feet of paint and personality to Houston's walls and streets.

10/14/2016 By Leah Lucio

Feeling Festive

What to Do This Weekend: Festival Edition

From pasta-eating contests at Festa Italiana to colorful street art at Mural Fest, there's more than one way to enjoy this glorious fall weather.

10/13/2016 By Jeanne Lyons Davis

Get Out

An Expanded East End Street Fest Brings the Fun This Weekend

The annual music and dance festival on Navigation Boulevard now includes free educational panels for area students.

10/13/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Concerts

ACL in Pics: Radiohead, M83, Kendrick Lamar and More

The 15th annual Austin City Limits musical festival wrapped up its second and final weekend.

10/10/2016 Photography by Todd Spoth

Greek to Me

Learn About Hellenic Wine at This Weekend's Original Greek Festival

Experts help to educate oenophiles with samplings of some of the best wines Greece has to offer.

10/05/2016 By Holly Beretto

Under Armor

How to Survive the Ren Fest Wearing 75 Pounds of Metal

“If you’re going to wear armor, don’t bite off more than you can chew.”

09/19/2016 By Catherine Matusow

Get Out

The HTX Bike Fest Takes Over Market Square Park This Saturday

The 4th annual festival brings together BMX racers, bike enthusiasts and beer.

09/16/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Huzzzzah!

Work In Another Century! Texas Renaissance Festival Hosts Job Fair

Start practicing the King's English: Applicants must audition on stage.

09/15/2016 By Jeanne Lyons Davis

Festival

Tour the Theater District This Sunday

This popular (and free!) open house spotlights Houston's robust theaters and arts organizations.

08/22/2016 By Jeanne Lyons Davis

Fall Arts Guide 2016

5 Fall Festivals to Celebrate the Cool(ish) Weather

This isn't your grandma's International Quilt Festival.

08/22/2016 By Jeanne Lyons Davis