The Big Easy

6 Fun Festivals in New Orleans That Aren't Mardi Gras

From cocktail parties to French fireworks, New Orleans has a summer soirée for every situation.

06/21/2016 By Miranda Proctor

Weekend Warrior

Top Things to Do, See and Eat this Weekend: June 10-12

From a visiting New York City graffiti artist to a roaring Carnival parade downtown, this weekend will not disappoint. And did we mention tacos?

06/09/2016 By Jeanne Lyons Davis

Film

The Latin Wave Film Festival Presents Oscar-Nominated Movies at the MFAH

The annual event will showcase new Latin American films Desde Alla, Boy and the World and Ixcanul.

04/27/2016 By Sara Samora

Weekend Eats

Throwdown Texas Burger & Beer Fest Debuts in The Woodlands

The best things in life get their due this weekend with a new festival.

04/21/2016 By Ellie Sharp

No Fooling

It’s Food Fest Season!

Put on your stretchy pants, because April is all about the eating.

04/01/2016 By Mai Pham

Hello City

We’re Big on Japan—Like, Really Big

This year’s Japan Fest is expected to draw over 30,000 people—which, as it happens, is 10 times the size of our actual Japanese population.

03/31/2016 By Nick Esquer

Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: April 1–3

Queer Hippo Film Festival, Two-Lane Blacktop at MFAH, Handel's Messiah at Ars Lyrica, Hermann Park Kite Festival, Mumford & Sons in concert

03/30/2016 By Nick Esquer

Dance

A Fresh Serving of Dance Salad

The annual Dance Salad Festival brings a lively blend of live art and dance performance to Houston.

03/22/2016 By Leah Rose

A Fool and His Money

Fraud Alert: Hot Garlic Crab Feed Houston Is a Scam

A fake festival has been scamming its way across the country.

02/25/2016 By Katharine Shilcutt

Cuckoo for Cacao

There's a Cocoa Bean Extravaganza at Central Market

Ogle these chocolate shots, then taste it for yourself.

02/09/2016 By Joanna O'Leary

Curiouser and Curiouser

The Houston Tea Festival Debuts Next Weekend

From Lewis Carroll to Japanese Lolita fashion, this love letter to the cuppa has something for every tea lover.

02/09/2016 By Sara Samora

All Aboard

How to Mardi Gras Like the Locals Do

Galveston’s 12-day, 105-year-old celebration is also among the nation’s most inclusive.

02/05/2016 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Lit Inspiration

From Libraries to Lit Fests

As local libraries tout something for everyone and festivals and book fairs are growing off trees, Houston's bevy of book resources continues to blossom.

01/05/2016 By Nick Esquer

Events & Festivals

Femme Fest Hits Houston

Femme Fest heads to Houston for a day celebrating women, art and progress.

11/27/2015 By Sara Samora

Holidays

Diwali: The Festival of Lights

The holiday holds high significance in Indian culture. Here's why.

11/24/2015 By Trishna Buch

TEQUILA!

Celebrate Out of the Box: Houston Margarita Festival

The fourth annual Margarita Festival returns to Houston this Sunday at a newer, much larger location.

11/05/2015 By Megha Tejpal

Na zdravi

Beyond Bingo: Celebrate Czech Day at the SPJST Lodge 88

Pivo, polka and a great big party.

10/09/2015 By Katharine Shilcutt

Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: Oct. 9-11

Hanna Ranch screening at Discovery Green, ROCO Brass Quintet at MATCH, Author Amy Stewart at Murder By The Book, Texas Ren Fest returns to Houston, Bonnie & Clyde the musical at Hobby Center

10/07/2015 By Nick Esquer

Poetry

Friends, Poets, Houstonians—Lend Me Your Ears

The Houston Poetry Festival celebrates its 30th anniversary with an interactive lineup.

10/02/2015 By Akshaya Iyer

Culture & Festivals

Annual Festival Chicano Heads to Miller Outdoor Theatre

This weekend, local Tejano musicians gather at Hermann Park to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

10/01/2015 By Sara Samora