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7 THINGS TO DO IN HOUSTON, TX (APRIL 14 - APRIL 23)

Bluebonnets

Bluebonnets

late February–April (best in early-to-mid April) • nature

Don't miss the blooming of the state flower of Texas

Cherry Blossom

Cherry Blossom

late March–early April • nature

Check out the most scenic places to welcome spring at the Lone Star State

Rodeo

Rodeo

mid-January–August • activity

An undeniable part of Texas culture. Don't miss the Rodeo season and enjoy some original shows

Wildflowers

Wildflowers

late February–October | best April  • nature

Every spring, Texas countryside gets transformed with yellow, blue, purple, and red blooms

Shrimp Season

Shrimp Season

July–November • food

Check out the opening​ ceremony of a shrimp festival and enjoy the traditions and delicious seafood

Hummingbirds in Houston

Hummingbirds in Houston

March 1–May 31 | August 1–October 31 | October 13–March 16 • nature

Get ready to enjoy three common hummingbird species in Houston

Stargazing

Stargazing

all year round • nature

An observatory in southeastern Texas allows seeing the Milky Way and various space objects

40 THINGS TO DO OUT OF SELECTED DATE RANGE

Lone Star Rally

Lone Star Rally

out of rangeOctober 31-November 3, 2024 • event

Check out the coolest motorcycle rally and high skill showcases during the weekend-long festival of motorcycle culture in Galveston

Houston 4th of July Events & Fireworks

Houston 4th of July Events & Fireworks

out of rangeJuly 4 • event

A day full of music, family fun, parades, and fireworks

Chappell Hill Bluebonnet Festival

Chappell Hill Bluebonnet Festival

out of rangeApril 13-14, 2024 • event

One of the best small-town festivals in Texas

Día de Los Muertos

Día de Los Muertos

out of rangeOctober 31–November 1 • event

This colourful celebration is prepared especially for the immortal souls that come down to earth to join the living on this spec​ial day

Hummingbird Migration

Hummingbird Migration

out of rangeSeptember 14–17, 2023 • nature

Track the world's tiniest bird passing over the Lone Star State

Houston Christmas Lights

Houston Christmas Lights

out of rangemid-November–early January  • event

Magical winter lights transform Houston at night

St. Patrick's Day Parade & Events

St. Patrick's Day Parade & Events

out of rangeMarch 15–17, 2024 • event

Houston gathers the Irish and Irish-at-heart for a grand celebration

Houston Art Car Experience

Houston Art Car Experience

out of rangeApril 11–14, 2024 • event

You never know how far the imagination can go ​unless you visit the Art Car Parade & other vehicle events in Houston

YMBL South Texas State Fair

YMBL South Texas State Fair

out of rangeMarch 21-31, 2024 • event

Take a break from your diet and enjoy the best deep-fried food at this annual state fair in Beaumont

Mardi Gras! Galveston​

Mardi Gras! Galveston​

out of rangeFebruary 2–13, 2024 • event

A big celebration before Lent bring lots of color and glitter to Texas

Japan Festival Houston

Japan Festival Houston

on holdMay 6–7, 2023 • event

Immerse in Japanese culture every spring in downtown Houston

Texas Renaissance Festival

Texas Renaissance Festival

out of rangeOctober 12–December 1, 2024 (weekends and Thanksgiving Friday) • event

Nation’s largest Renaissance theme park full of 16th-century magic

New Year's Eve in Houston

New Year's Eve in Houston

out of rangeDecember 31 • event

Welcome a new chapter of your life with a party in Space City

Houston Hot Air Balloon Festival & Polo Match

Houston Hot Air Balloon Festival & Polo Match

on holdMay 14–15, 2021 • event

One of the prominent social networking events in Houston

Watermelon

Watermelon

out of rangeApril–early September • food

There is nothing better than a cool slice of watermelon during hot summer Texas days

Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year

out of rangeFebruary 10, 17–18, 2024 • event

Welcome Lunar New Year with all-time favorite lion and dragon dances and other fun activities

Strawberry Season

Strawberry Season

out of rangelate February–early May • food

There is no such thing as too many strawberries, especially during the Strawberry Festival

Comicpalooza

Comicpalooza

out of rangeMay 24–26, 2024 • event

One of the largest comic cons in southern United States

Wings Over Houston Airshow

Wings Over Houston Airshow

out of rangeOCTOBER 14 - 15, 2023 • event

A stunning air display featuring vintage World War II aircraft and modern aviation

Alligators

Alligators

out of rangeApril–June | September–November • nature

Don't miss a chance to see these beautiful and ancient huge reptiles

Peach Season

Peach Season

out of rangeMay–August • food

Yummy, tasty, fresh peaches are ready to be picked

Christmas Events in Galveston

Christmas Events in Galveston

out of rangeearly December 2023 • event

Enjoy great weather and plenty of things to do in Galveston Bay

Birdwatching

Birdwatching

out of rangeApril • nature

Find some unique and magnificent bird species, and enjoy the diverse nature of Texas

Beach Season

Beach Season

out of rangeMay–September • activity

Summer time gathers everyone on the best beaches full of sun, waves, water activities, and great parties

Thanksgiving Day Parade

Thanksgiving Day Parade

out of rangeNovember 23, 2023 • event

One of the oldest Thanksgiving Day parades in the US

Pecan Pie

Pecan Pie

out of rangeOctober–December • food

Try the best pie you have ever eaten on your trip to Texas

Sandhill Cranes

Sandhill Cranes

out of rangelate October–February  • nature

The Texas Gulf Coast hosts thousands of sandhill cranes over winter months

Raccoon

Raccoon

out of rangeMarch–November • nature

These curious small creatures can quietly accompany you during an evening camping trip

Texas Rice Festival

Texas Rice Festival

out of rangeOctober 4–7, 2023 • event

A celebration of rice harvest in Winnie, Texas

Monarch Butterfly Migration

Monarch Butterfly Migration

out of rangeOctober • nature

For just a few weeks, San Antonio becomes "the monarch motel"

Hiking

Hiking

out of rangeMarch–May | September–November • activity

The stunning beauty and natural diversity of this state are amazing. Just choose the best trail for you!

Snake Season

Snake Season

out of rangeMarch–May • nature

Snakes have been an object of fascination, fear, and suspicion since ancient times

Fall Colors

Fall Colors

out of rangemid October–early December • nature

Although Houston is not famous for its golden foliage, the city is surrounded by beautiful autumnal destinations

Texas Independence Day

Texas Independence Day

out of rangeMarch 2 • event

The best time to feel the atmosphere of the Lone Star State, witness legendary Texan patriotism, and enjoy celebrations all over the state

Chevron Houston Marathon

Chevron Houston Marathon

out of rangeJanuary 14 • event

The largest single day athletic event in Houston

Festival Of Lights Lake Jackson

Festival Of Lights Lake Jackson

out of rangeNovember 16–19, 2023 • event

A free family-friendly festival in the Greater Houston metropolitan area

Halloween Events

Halloween Events

out of rangelate September–early November • event

Parties, parades, and various haunts mark Halloween season in Houston

Texas Reds Steak & Grape Festival

Texas Reds Steak & Grape Festival

on holdSeptember 25–27, 2020 • event

The City of Bryan signature street event is all about wine and steak

Houston Memorial Day Weekend

Houston Memorial Day Weekend

out of rangeMay 25–27, 2024 • event

An array of events and fun activities for every age and taste

Katy Rice Festival & Parade

Katy Rice Festival & Parade

out of rangeOctober 13–15, 2023 • event

A weekend of food, music, and live entertainment 30 miles (48 km) west of Houston

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