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17 THINGS TO DO IN HOUSTON, TX (APRIL 07 - APRIL 16)

Bluebonnets

Bluebonnets

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

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

Chappell Hill Bluebonnet Festival

Chappell Hill Bluebonnet Festival

unconfirmedearly April 2023 • event

One of the best small-town festivals in Texas

Houston Art Car Experience

Houston Art Car Experience

April 13–16, 2023 • event

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

Cherry Blossom

Cherry Blossom

late March–early April • nature

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

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

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

Wildflowers

Wildflowers

late February–October | best April  • nature

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

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

Alligators

Alligators

April–June | September–November • nature

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

Birdwatching

Birdwatching

April • nature

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

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!

Raccoon

Raccoon

March–November • nature

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

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

Snake Season

Snake Season

March–May • nature

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

Stargazing

Stargazing

all year round • nature

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

28 THINGS TO DO OUT OF SELECTED DATE RANGE

Lone Star Rally

Lone Star Rally

out of rangeNovember 3–6, 2022 • 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

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

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

Houston Christmas Lights

Houston Christmas Lights

out of rangemid-November 2022–early January 2023 • event

Magical winter lights transform Houston at night

Japan Festival Houston

Japan Festival Houston

on holdApril 13–14, 2019 • event

Immerse in Japanese culture every spring in downtown Houston

Mardi Gras! Galveston​

Mardi Gras! Galveston​

out of rangeFebruary 10–21, 2023 • event

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

St. Patrick's Day Parades

St. Patrick's Day Parades

unconfirmedmid-March 2023 • event

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

Texas Renaissance Festival

Texas Renaissance Festival

out of rangeOctober 8–November 27, 2022 • event

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

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

YMBL South Texas State Fair

YMBL South Texas State Fair

out of rangeMarch 23–April 2, 2023 • event

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

Wings Over Houston Airshow

Wings Over Houston Airshow

out of rangeOctober 29–30, 2022 • event

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

Chinese New Year

Chinese New Year

out of rangeJanuary 28–29, 2023 • event

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

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

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

Peach Season

Peach Season

out of rangeMay–August • food

Yummy, tasty, fresh peaches are ready to be picked

Pecan Pie

Pecan Pie

out of rangeOctober–December • food

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

Monarch Butterfly Migration

Monarch Butterfly Migration

out of rangeOctober • nature

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

Christmas Events in Galveston

Christmas Events in Galveston

out of rangelate November–early December 2022 • event

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

Sandhill Cranes

Sandhill Cranes

out of rangelate October–February  • nature

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

Comicpalooza

Comicpalooza

unconfirmedmid-July 2023 • event

One of the largest comic cons in southern United States

Thanksgiving Day Parade

Thanksgiving Day Parade

out of rangeNovember 24, 2022 • event

One of the oldest Thanksgiving Day parades in the US

Houston Fall Colors

Houston 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 15, 2023 • event

The largest single day athletic event in Houston

Texas Rice Festival

Texas Rice Festival

out of rangeSeptember 28–October 1, 2022 • event

A celebration of rice harvest in Winnie, Texas

Halloween Events

Halloween Events

out of rangeOctober–early November 2022 • 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

Festival Of Lights Lake Jackson

Festival Of Lights Lake Jackson

out of rangeNovember 17–20, 2022 • event

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

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