Best time to visit Houston, TX

Houston, TX

14 THINGS TO DO IN HOUSTON, TX (MARCH 31 - APRIL 09)

Bluebonnets Season

Bluebonnets Season

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

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

Rodeo

Rodeo

mid-January–August • activity

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

Shrimp Season

Shrimp Season

July–November • food

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

Cherry Blossom

Cherry Blossom

late March–early April • nature

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

Watermelon

Watermelon

April–early September • food

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

Strawberry Season

Strawberry Season

late February–early May • food

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

Raccoon

Raccoon

March–November • nature

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

Hummingbird Migration

Hummingbird Migration

March–May | August–October (best in mid-September) • nature

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

Birdwatching

Birdwatching

April • nature

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

Alligators

Alligators

April–June | September–November • nature

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

Hiking

Hiking

March–May | September–November • activity

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

Wildflowers

Wildflowers

late February–October | best April  • nature

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

Snake Season

Snake Season

March–May • nature

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

YMBL South Texas State Fair

YMBL South Texas State Fair

March 25–April 4, 2021 • event

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

23 THINGS TO DO OUT OF SELECTED DATE RANGE

Lone Star Rally

Lone Star Rally

November 4–7, 2021 • event

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

Día de Los Muertos

Día de Los Muertos

October 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

Houston Art Car Parade

Houston Art Car Parade

mid-April 2021 • event

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

Mardi Gras! Galveston​

Mardi Gras! Galveston​

February 5–16, 2021 (canceled) | February 18–March 1, 2022 • event

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

Texas Renaissance Festival

Texas Renaissance Festival

October 03–November 29, 2020 (weekends) • event

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

Houston Christmas Lights

Houston Christmas Lights

mid-November–early January • event

Magical winter lights transform Houston at night

Japan Festival Houston

Japan Festival Houston

July 2021  • event

Immerse in Japanese culture every spring in downtown Houston

St. Patrick's Day

St. Patrick's Day

mid-March 2021 • event

Become Irish for a day during the celebrations of St.Patrick's Day all over Texas

Beach Season

Beach Season

May–September • activity

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

Houston 4th of July Events & Fireworks

Houston 4th of July Events & Fireworks

July 04 • event

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

Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year

February 11–13, 2021 (virtual) • event

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

Chappell Hill Bluebonnet Festival

Chappell Hill Bluebonnet Festival

April 10–11, 2021 • event

One of the best small-town festivals in Texas

Monarch Butterfly Migration

Monarch Butterfly Migration

October • nature

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

Peach Season

Peach Season

May–August • food

Yummy, tasty, fresh peaches are ready to be picked

Pecan Pie

Pecan Pie

October–December • food

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

Texas Independence Day

Texas Independence Day

March 2, 2021 (online) • event

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

Houston Hot Air Balloon Festival & Polo Match

Houston Hot Air Balloon Festival & Polo Match

May 14–15, 2021 • event

One of the prominent social networking events in Houston

Christmas Events in Galveston

Christmas Events in Galveston

November 28–December 31, 2020 • event

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

Sandhill Cranes

Sandhill Cranes

late October–February  • nature

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

Halloween

Halloween

mid-September–late October • event

The biggest seasonal events in San Antonio, Houston, and Dallas

New Year's Eve in Houston

New Year's Eve in Houston

December 31 • event

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

Texas Reds Steak & Grape Festival

Texas Reds Steak & Grape Festival

September 25–27, 2020 • event

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

Chevron Houston Marathon

Chevron Houston Marathon

January 17, 2021 • event

The largest single day athletic event in Houston

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