Entertainment and Events
Few cities in the world offer Houston's range of entertainment and cultural experiences. Downtown offers world-class performing arts, the 130,000 square-foot Bayou Place entertainment complex, world-renowned restaurants, movie theaters, shopping plazas and parks such as Discovery Green, a 12-acre park that hosts hundreds of events each year.
Houston is one of only four cities in the nation with permanent companies in all four performing arts: opera, theatre, symphony and dance, all of which are ranked among the top five in the nation - and you can get great seats for $20 to $40/ ticket. Or you can attend a free performance at Miller Outdoor Theatre, which is a 10-minute walk from Baylor College of Medicine, where music, mime and even Shakespeare are presented under the stars all summer long.
There are always a diverse variety of events - arts, concerts, culinary, family-oriented, sports, musical, theatrical, literary - happening in Houston on any given day or night. And, of course, you can’t miss the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo during February and March.
No matter what your interest, you’ll find it in Houston! Check out:
- Theater District
- Calendar of Upcoming Performances & Events
- Movie Theaters
- Houston Rodeo
- Houston Zoo
- Houston Aquarium
- Johnson Space Center
- Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
You’ll be able to find tons of fun events accessible all around the Houston area, no matter what time of day or year: Local farmer’s markets, arts and craft fairs, cultural festivals, live music concerts, culinary events, and programs that the entire family will enjoy. Your calendar will be packed with enjoyable events and festivals.
Here’s just a taste of the kinds of lively events that Houston offers:
Music festivals like Free Press Summer Festival
Be sure to check out the Museum District site to find out information about Houston museums. Keep in mind that we’ve got many museums that are free to explore, such as the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, the Holocaust Museum, Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, Byzantine Fresco Chapel Museum, The Menil Collection, Houston Center for Photography, The Jung Center of Houston, Lawndale Art Center and the Rothko Chapel.
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