Some Favorite Places in Houston
An urban park in the heart of downtown Houston. In less than four years, the site that became Discovery Green was transformed from an undeveloped, concrete eyesore into a beautiful and vibrant destination adjacent to the George R. Brown Convention Center. Discovery Green exemplifies a successful public-private partnership between the City of Houston and Discovery Green Conservancy. Find out more!
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Upcoming things to do in Houston!
November 25 - December 24, 2014
Alley Theatre 4116 Elgin, Houston, TX
Houston's seasonal favorite is described by the Houston Press as having "Spectacular London sets ... the inimitable Dickens' tale – spiced with the usual fog and an unusual twist on the ghosts past, present and future." The show returns this year with a re-telling of Charles Dickens' classic story, which follows Ebenezer Scrooge's journey with the three ghostly spirits that visit him on Christmas Eve. Details
December 5 - 28, 2014
Sarofim Hall The Hobby Center 800 Bagby St Houston, TX
Featuring brand-new scenes, new sets & costumes, breathtaking special effects and an unforgettable new finale! The Rockettes perform 5 new numbers, showcasing their signature eye-high kicks and incredible precision dance style in some of the most challenging numbers ever conceived. In one of those brand-new scenes, New York at Christmas, the Rockettes will board a life size double-decker tour bus, taking audiences on a guided tour through the streets of New York City! Details
December 20, 2014
Discovery Green Park
We will have hot cocoa, appearances by jolly old St. Nick and his elves, Christmas carolers and much more holiday fun! We will loop through Houston's downtown streets and in to Midtown. The race will start and finish at the festive Discovery Green. Stay tuned for race updates from the North Pole! Details
January 1, 2015
Greentree Park, Kingwood, TX
We have designated 2014 as the "year of the squeezie elephant". Each finisher will receive a squeezie elephant with the official finishing position hanging around its neck. Don't blame us if you have a very slow elephant. The net proceeds of this race will be donated to the Marathon Challenge running program. Details
January 1, 2015
Life Time Fitness 20515 W Lake Houston Pkwy, Humble, TX
Commitment Day is a nationwide, family-friendly New Year’s Day 5K Run/Walk. Most events will start and finish at the Life Time location in that city. Specific information for each event is coming soon. Details
January 2 – 11, 2015
NRG Center 1 Reliant Pkwy Houston, TX
The 2015 Houston Boat Show will feature more than 1,000 powerboats, luxury cruisers, fishing boats and personal watercraft. So whether your passion includes fighting for the big catch out in the Gulf, jumping the waves on your PWC, cruising around the lake at a serene pace or paddling yourself to wherever you want to go, you can find it all here. Details
January 10 - 11, 2015
George R. Brown Convention Center 1001 Avenida De Las Americas, Houston, TX
This is the best weekend to meet face to face with Houston’s top wedding vendors. See in person all they have to offer, including samples of their designs, photos and video of reception locations, displays and new ideas to make your wedding special, various styles of photography, and, as we say, “everything from the garter to the getaway car” will be under one roof during the show weekend. Details
January 18, 2015
Downtown Houston, TX
As you run this highly acclaimed course, you'll be cheered on by more than 200,000 supporters and spectators who make Houston renowned for its hospitality. From belly dancers, Elvis impersonators and tuba players to marching bands, radio stations, cheerleaders and cloggers, a multitude of Hoopla brigadiers line the course to entertain and cheer you on to the finish! Details
January 19, 2015
Mid-Town @ San Jacinto St & Elgin St N/B On San Jacinto To Webster St
The 20th Annual MLK Grande Parade is expected to attract 300, 000 Spectators with Hundreds of Thousands more will view The Parade on TV. The Parade will be lead by The University of Houston “The Spirit Of Houston”Marching Band. Details
January 20, 2014 10:00am
Mid-Town @ San Jacinto St & Elgin Street N/B On San Jacinto To Webster St
In Keeping with Our Tradition Of Cultural Diversity And Inclusion, Our Theme Will Reflect Not Only The Face Of Humanity, But Will Also Personify The Composition Of The Parade Proper. Details
January 24, 2015
Hornberger Conference Center 2151 West Holcombe Blvd. Houston, TX
That's right, the 11th Annual CITGO All in for ALS Charity Texas Hold'Em Poker Tournament is around the corner and it's time to reserve your seat for a chance to win $10,000 in gold! Details
January 24, 2015
Constellation Field 1 Stadium Dr Sugar Land, TX
Enjoy a night of fun during this tailgate themed event with silent and live auction. The Red Cross Super Ball proceeds support the vital American Red Cross programs such as Disaster Services, Service to the Armed Forces, and Transportation, and also honors individuals in the community who show strong support and commitment to Fort Bend County and the Red Cross. Details
February 6 and 7, 2015
Discovery Green Park 1500 McKinney St. Houston, TX
The mission of the Houston Creole Festival and Mardi Gras Parade (Festival) is to preserve and celebrate Creole history; including its unique fusion of African, French, Native American and Spanish cultures. In addition, we plan to welcome and celebrate with those who have decided to relocate to the Bayou City. Details
February 6 - 8, 2014
Venue to be announced
The event will witness more than 700 experts, products, services and ideas all under one roof. The show offers an ultimate opportunity to all its visitors to meet over 700 experts and experience thousands of products and services. Details
February 26 - 28, 2015
NRG Park Reliant Pkwy, Houston, TX
Just as the rodeo competitors hone their riding skills and shine their buckles, several hundred others are polishing their culinary tools and preparing to heat up their own winning run at glory! The World's Championship Bar-B-Que Contest is three days of cooking, competition, eating and dancing! Details.
February 28, 2015 10 a.m.
begins at Bagby & Walker streets - ends at Lamar & Bagby
Decorative floats intermingle with thousands of men and women on horseback to fill the streets with hoof beats and marching bands. Enthusiastic Houstonians join out-of-town spectators to line the streets and sidewalks to be involved in one of Houston’s most popular celebrations! Details.
February 28, 2015
1001 Fannin Houston, TX,
Whether you’re participating as an individual, volunteer or as part of a team, the Fight for Air Climb is a great opportunity to work toward the common goal of “Fighting for Air”. Details.
March 3 - 22, 2015
The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo is the world’s largest livestock show and rodeo dedicated to benefiting youth, supporting education, and facilitating better agricultural practices through exhibitions and presentation. Details.
March 27 - 29, 2015
Memorial Park Houston, TX
An arts and entertainment destination for the entire family, the Bayou City Art Festival Memorial Park offers a fun filled day of art, entertainment, food, wine and beer featuring the popular Green Mountain Energy Children’s Creative Zone, as well as fine and festival fare. Details.