Houston is such a fun city! There are always a variety of things to do consistently year round. I like to call Houston the smallest big city in the country. What I mean by that is that there is a small town feeling in Houston. Just like towns that have small theaters, festivals and fairs, Houston has the River Oaks Theatre, the Rodeo, and much, much more.
The ethnic festivals are abound, my personal favorite is the Greek festival in October in the Montrose area. However, there are many, many more in various parks and community centers throughout the year. Sports? Oh my! All three major sports leagues and the Houston Dynamo soccer gives sports fans nice activities all year!
If you are in to music and the performing arts, Houston is right up there with the best any big city has to offer. You can visit the Hobby Center for a musical, the Toyota Center for a concert, the Alley Theatre for a live performance or the Miller Outdoor Auditorium for live performances as well!
Anyway, there’s always something to do, and no need to be stuck in front of the TV.
30 Houston Events To Look Forward To This Fall:
1. The International Exhibition of Sherlock Holmes – Daily, 9/1-9/30
This special exhibit will be at the Houston Museum of Natural Science the entire month of September. Guests are invited to discuss the tales of Sherlock Holmes, as viewed through the lens of the science community!
2. ComedySportz Improv Comedy—Weekly, 9/7 – 11/24
Bring the whole family to watch professional comedians play improv games in a challenge to win the most laughs!
3. The Brunch! Mixer & Market—9/9
Axelrad Beer Garden is hosting this fun brunch pop-up event from 2-6 pm, where you can enjoy food and drinks with friends in celebration of the last days of summer.
4. Come Wine With Us—9/14
If you’re looking for a chance to learn about and taste new wines, this is a can’t-miss event! Enjoy delicious bites from Sud Italia Ristorante as you explore various reds and whites at Houston’s Italian Cultural & Community Center!
5. Farm Kitchen Thai Food Pop-Up—9/18
Finca Tres Robles is hosting this pop-up event, where Chef Benchawan Jabthong Painter will present exquisite Thai cuisine. Guests can look forward to a five-course meal, as well as multiple award-winning wines from the Perissos winery!
6. Fall Dinner Series—9/20, 10/25, 11/29
Visit Ronin’s for a five-course dinner featuring locally-sourced, seasonal ingredients, complete with wine pairings!
7. Whiskies of the World—9/22
Distillers from all over the globe will gather at this expo to share their whisky knowledge—and some of their best creations, too!
8. Harvest Moon Ball—9/22
Presented by the Houston Swing Dance Society, attendees can enjoy dancing to live music by Austin’s very own Rent Party at the Rice University Grand Hall!
9. 2018 Taste of New Orleans—9/22
Visit Jones Plaza for the 4th annual Taste of New Orleans event, where you can experience dancing, delicious food, live music, and even cocktails inspired by the Big Easy!
10. Texas Hot Sauce Festival—9/22 & 9/23
Try dozens of exotic hot sauces, salsa, dips, marinades, and more at the Bayou City Event Center’s 18th Annual Texas Hot Sauce Festival!
Enjoy a family dinner at Johnny’s Gold Brick, prepared by some of the Houston area’s best chefs.
12. Rooftop Yoga 2018—9/23
Bring your yoga mat and a water bottle to Noel Furniture for the 6th annual Rooftop yoga session. Children under 13 can even join for free!
13. TacoWorld Houston—9/29
Guadalupe Plaza Park will host this family-friendly event, where you can indulge in the culinary treats of some of Houston’s finest restaurants! The event will also feature live music, street artists, and artisan pop-up vendors.
This year’s event includes a 2-hour tasting session and a chance to win a trip for 2 to Dublin for St. Patrick’s Day!
15. Original Greek Festival—10/4 – 10/7
With great food, live music, and plenty of vendors, this event is always a blast!
Experience Houston’s diverse culinary community with food and beverages from some of the city’s best food trucks! Kids under 12 can join for free, so bring the whole family along!
17. Houston Margarita Festival—10/6
Bring your lawn chairs and get ready to enjoy margaritas in every flavor imaginable at the Buffalo Bayou Water Works Park!
18. Houston Italian Festival—10/11 – 10/14
Celebrate Italian culture and cuisine at the 40th annual Festa Italiana! Enjoy wine sampling, beer tasting, live music, and plenty of food at this year’s festival, which will be held at University of St Thomas.
19. Taps and Tapas: Beer Fest—10/13
Taste the creations of Houston’s many local breweries with complimentary tapas at this free event!
20. Bayou City Art Festival Downtown 2018—10/13
This longstanding tradition has brought over 20,000 art lovers together over the years to enjoy the works of hundreds of talented artists and craftsmen. Celebrate fine art at this year’s event, set to take place in Downtown Houston surrounding City Hall, Herman Square, Houston Public Library, Sam Houston Park, and the surrounding area.
21. Brick Fest Live Lego Fan Experience—10/20 – 10/21
Bring your little architect to enjoy hands-on attractions and shop for new LEGO sets!
22. Wings Over Houston Airshow—10/20 – 10/21
This is a can’t-miss event for history buffs and anyone interested in aviation! Get a first-hand look at the evolution of aviation, from the WWII-era through present-day.
Celebrate the Day of the Dead in style at the 5th annual block party! Visit American Legion Hall in Houston for live music, amazing food, and plenty of shopping from local vendors.
Come try the best wine Houston has to offer at The Tasting Room in Uptown Park!
25. Houston Eats!—11/11
Get a taste of some of Houston’s best food trucks and enjoy live music and giveaways at Inked Studios!
26. Deer Moon Dinner—11/16
Take a tour of Ronin Farm and enjoy an incredible nine-course meal, complete with wine pairings and dessert served under the stars!
27. R&B and Blues Music Food Festival—11/ 17
Visit the Houston Food Truck Stop for an afternoon of live music, shopping, and plenty of food! Children up to age 12 can attend for free.
28. Houston Fairytale Ball—11/17 – 11/18
Bring your own little princess to sing songs, play games, and spend time with Cinderella, Tinkerbell, Rapunzel, The Little Mermaid, and more!
29. The 9th Annual Friendswood Art in the Park—11/17 – 11/18
Head to Stevenson Park to experience live demonstrations from talented artists and musicians, plus great food and free art activities!
30. The Houston Pancakes & Booze Art Show—11/30
Check out the pop-up art show featuring over 500 pieces, ranging from pop art to photography. There’ll be live music, DJs, and a free pancake bar, so make sure you bring your appetite!
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