Houston Top Festivals & Events: March 18-24, 2024

Houston Top Festivals & Events: March 18-24, 2024

As spring blooms across Houston, the city is abuzz with an array of festivals, events, and activities to enjoy. From cultural celebrations to music concerts, here’s a roundup of the top 20 festivals and events happening in Houston this week:

1. Devendra Banhart at White Oak Music Hall (Tuesday, March 19)

Houston-born Devendra Banhart returns to his hometown for a special performance in support of his latest album. Tickets start at $30.

2. Comedian Jim Gaffigan at Smart Financial Centre (Wednesday, March 20)

Renowned comedian Jim Gaffigan brings his deadpan humor to Sugar Land for a night of laughter. Tickets from $41.

3. Scarface in Concert at Warehouse Live Midtown (Wednesday, March 20)

Houston rap icon Scarface takes the stage for a memorable performance at Warehouse Live. Tickets start at $49.50.

4. 8th Houston Latino Film Festival at MATCH (Wednesday, March 20 to Sunday, March 24)
Explore Latino culture through a curated selection of films screening at MATCH. Tickets range from $14 for single screenings to $60 for all-access passes.

5. Stay Tooned: A Tribute to ‘90s Cartoons at Hardy & Nance Studios (Friday, March 22)

Experience nostalgia at this art show featuring ’90s cartoon-inspired works by local artists. Free admission from 7pm to 11pm.

6. Tomball German Heritage Festival in Old Town Tomball (Friday, March 22 to Sunday, March 24)

Celebrate German culture with music, food, and activities at Tomball’s annual festival. Free admission with family-friendly fun for all.

7. UNICEF USA’s Heart Strings at Post Houston (Friday, March 22)

Immerse yourself in a multi-sensory exhibition showcasing the universal language of music. Tickets start at $23.

8. 2nd Annual Hatchling Hustle at Babe’s Beach (Saturday, March 23)
Join a 5K run and one-mile fun run to support sea turtle conservation efforts. Registration starts at $40.

9. 20th Anniversary Celebration at Urban Harvest Farmers Market (Saturday, March 23)

Enjoy family-friendly activities and chef demos at the city’s popular farmer’s market. Free admission from 9am to 11am.

10. 52nd Annual Buffalo Bayou Partnership Regatta (Saturday, March 23)

Witness the largest canoe and kayak race in Texas along Buffalo Bayou. Registration is $55 per person.

11. 11th Lyons Avenue Renaissance Festival in Fifth Ward (Saturday, March 23)

Experience authentic blues, hip-hop, and gospel music at this cultural celebration. Free admission from noon to 5pm.

12. Texas Champions Day & Astronaut Run at Sam Houston Race Park (Saturday, March 23)

Watch thoroughbred horse races and participate in the Astronaut Run dressed as an astronaut. Tickets from $5.

13. The Simon & Garfunkel Story at the Grand 1894 Opera House (Saturday, March 23)
Relive the musical journey of Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel with this immersive theater show. Tickets start at $38.

14. Opening Day: Houston Dash vs. Racing Louisville FC at Shell Energy Stadium (Saturday, March 23)

Support the Houston Dash as they kick off their 10th season with a home opener match. Tickets from $12.

15. Katy Home & Garden Show and Barndo Expo at the Katy ISD Ag Center (Saturday, March 23 & Sunday, March 24)

Explore home improvement, decorating, and landscaping ideas at this expo. Admission is $9.

16. Bayou City Art Festival in Downtown Houston (Saturday, March 23 & Sunday, March 24)

Browse artwork from over 250 artists and enjoy entertainment, food trucks, and more. Tickets are $18.

17. Ghibli Fest Art Market at Karbach Brewing Co. (Saturday, March 23 & Sunday, March 24)

Discover unique creations inspired by Miyazaki films at this art market. Free admission.

18. Holi Festival at Hindu Temple of the Woodlands (Sunday, March 24)

Celebrate Holi with music, dancing, and a colorful color run in The Woodlands. Free admission from 11am to 3pm.

19. 15th Annual Nowruz Festival at Bayou City Event Center (Sunday, March 24)

Enjoy live music, Persian dances, and festive activities at this Iranian cultural celebration. Tickets start at $30.

20. Caetano Veloso in Concert at Hobby Center (Sunday, March 24)

Experience the music of Brazilian superstar Caetano Veloso in his Houston debut. Tickets from $45.

With such a diverse lineup of events, there’s something for everyone to enjoy in Houston this week. Don’t miss out on these exciting opportunities to make the most of your week in the city!

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