Exploring the Best Outdoor Art and Music Festivals in Harris County, Texas

This weekend, Houston is hosting one of the best outdoor art festivals in the U. S. – the Bayou City Art Festival. It's the perfect opportunity to get outdoors and celebrate art, music, and culture with the whole family.

The Houston area is full of outdoor events for everyone to enjoy, including two kite festivals, a children's music festival, and the Bayou City Arts Festival in Memorial Park. The weather should be ideal for these outdoor activities, with sunny skies and temperatures in the mid-80s on Saturday. There may be some rain on Friday night and Sunday, but temperatures should remain pleasant. The Bayou City Art Festival features 300 artists from all over the United States, with Minneapolis-based Dewey James as the main artist.

Visitors can view and purchase a wide range of artworks while enjoying live music, food trucks, a wine and craft beer garden, a four-hole mini-golf course, and attractions for children such as oversized bubbles and a cartoon artist. The event is virtually cashless and there are no cash machines on-site, so make sure to bring other forms of payment. The German Food & Music Festival in Old Town Tomball is another great outdoor event this weekend. There will be beer and wine, live music and dancing, and more than 140 vendors. There are four stages for artists as well as activities for children – leashed pets are also welcome.

Beer is sold in cash only while most vendors accept credit and debit cards. Free parking is available with a free shuttle that operates on Saturdays and Sundays from the east parking lot of HCA Houston Healthcare Tomball at 605 Holderrieth Blvd. A variety of activities and attractions have been planned for this free event that celebrates community and culture, such as music and dance performances, henna and face painting, local food and drink, art cars, fireworks, train rides, kite flying (with a kite flying competition from 10 to 11 a.m.), games for children, an exhibition with international animals, and artisanal vendors. The Children's Music Festival in Houston's Heights neighborhood is another great family event this weekend. There will be performances on three different stages featuring the Houston Symphony, the Houston Grand Opera, and Opera in the Heights. Tribute bands will also perform songs by The Beatles and Selena.

There will be interactive musical activities such as a Joy of Drumming tent. On St. Patrick's Day, Kemah's waterfront will continue to celebrate Irish culture with live musical performances, vendors selling crafts, games for children, beer, and bagpipes. End your weekend at the Hermann Park Conservancy Kite Festival where kites will fly through the sky. On the ground there will be live music and a DJ as well as interactive games and activities such as face painting. Houston has plenty of outdoor events to enjoy this weekend – from art festivals to music festivals to kite festivals – so get out there and explore all that Harris County has to offer!.

Nathaniel Hickert
Nathaniel Hickert

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