Martin Luther King Jr. - Parades & celebration are held in Galveston, Houston & other local cities to celebrate the life of the civil rights leader
Chevron Houston Marathon - Annual marathon with 26.2, 13.1 & 3.1 mile runs
Texas Lunar Festival – Celebration of the Asia Lunar New Year
Mardi Gras Galveston - Includes parade, parties and entertainment
Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo – The largest livestock exhibition & rodeo in the world, runs for 20 days and kicks off with Go Texan Day.
Buffalo Bayou Regatta – The largest canoe & kayak race in Texas
Dickinson Little Italy Festival of Galveston County – Festival to preserve, honor and celebrate Sicilian-Italian history & Culture.
Art Car Parade – Showcases Houston’s most outlandish folk art creations on wheels
Comicpalooza – Texas’ largest pop culture convention
League City Music Fest – Music Festival & BBQ cook-off
Rock the Dock – Summer concert series at the Kemah Boardwalk, held every Thursday evening, beginning in May and ends middle August.
Juneteenth – Celebrations are held in Galveston, Houston & other local cities to celebrate the day Texas learned of President Abraham Lincoln’s signing of the Emancipation Proclamation freeing all slaves
Galveston Summer Band Concert Series – Galveston Beach Band performs every Tuesday night through the summer months
4th of July – Celebrations are held in just about every city in the surrounding area
Houston Blues & Jazz Festival – Festival to entertain, enrich & expand the community for jazz through performance, education & advocacy.
Fiestas Patrias – One of the largest & most colorful parades celebrating Mexico’s independence from Spain in the Southwest.
Red White & Bayou – Dickinson Texas Music Festival & Tailgate
Texas Renaissance Festival – Recreation of an English village of the 16th century
Houston Open – 156 of the world’s best golfers compete
Wings Over Houston – Ellington Field Airshow from the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds & the Navy Blue Angels as well as aircraft on display
Oktoberfest – Held at First Lutheran Church of Galveston, the oldest continual German church in Texas
Lone Star Rally – The largest motorcycle rally in North America
Nutcracker Market – Shopping extravaganza benefiting the Houston Ballet Foundation
Dickens on the Strand – Holiday street festival, held in Galveston, based on 19th-century Victorian London
Dickinson Festival of Lights – Walk thru event with an estimated two million light sculptures