Texas Gatorfest - Anahuac, TX - Sep 10 to Sep 12, 2021
Gator burgers, alligator wings and more!
Texas State Forest Festival - Lufkin, TX - Sep 16 to Sep 19, 2021
Kick off parade followed by competitions, carnival, and live entertainment. Competitions include a hush puppy festival, so if you’ve got the secret ingredient for the best hushpuppies, enter for your chance to win! The carnival operates on a wristband basis, with wristband prices between $20-$25/day.
Mount Pisgah Arboretum Mushroom Festival - Montgomery, TX - Sep 18 to Sep 18, 2021
Huge mushroom exhibit (over 300 species), live music, hayrides, cider booth, guided nature walks, kids booth, scarecrow contest and more! Free parking and free shuttle from 10th and High St in Eugene.
Groves Pecan Festival - Groves, TX - Sep 25 to Sep 25, 2021
Live music, art, vendors, food, and family from an event that draws over 300,000 visitors. Located in downtown Groves, Texas.
Texas Rice Festival - Winnie, TX - Sep 29 to Oct 2, 2021
Event has 8 contests include rice cooking contest, live music, livestock show, pageants and parade. Held in Winnie-Stowell Park. Horse show and cook-off happen prior to the event.
King’s Oktoberfest - Houston, TX - Oct 1 to Oct 24, 2021
Two weekends, one at Houston and one at League City.. Huge Oktoberfest party in Pearland! Food, Fun. Bier plus live music! Ceremonial keg tapping, jousting and strong man competitions. Oktoberfest photo booth too!
Conroe Cajun Catfish Festival - Conroe, TX - Oct 8 to Oct 10, 2021
Enjoy catfish and cajun food dishes as well as a carnival, three stages of live music, pageant, car show and kid zone.
Katy Rice Harvest Festival - Katy, TX - Oct 8 to Oct 10, 2021
Features two stages of continuous live entertainment, craft and food booths and family fun. Don’t miss the Oktoberfest on Friday night to kickoff the weekend! Held in historic Downtown Katy between Avenues A and C, 2nd and 3rd Streets.
Chappell Hill Scarecrow Festival - Chappell Hill, TX - Oct 9 to Oct 10, 2021
Over 250 exhibitors featuring home decor, gardening, artists, craftsman, jewelry, clothing and fabulous foods, plus live entertainment, music, and family activities.
Needville Harvest Fest - Needville, TX - Oct 15 to Oct 16, 2021
Thousands visit Harvest Park on the third Saturday in October for a BBQ cook-off, pageants, 5K fun run and other activities.
Harvest Festival - Woodville, TX - Oct 15 to Oct 16, 2021
Exhibitors, presenters, displays, performances, and more, with participants dressed in period costumes demonstrating period skills. Music and dancing, food, photo contest and more.
Texas Mushroom Festival - Madisonville, TX - Oct 16 to Oct 16, 2021
A day of all things mushroom in the Mushroom Capital of the World. Food vendors, wine tasting, biergarten, 5k and kids run, car show, live entertainment, art and photography contests, silent auction and more.
The Kingwood Oktoberfest - Kingwood, TX - Oct 16 to Oct 16, 2021
German food and music
Harvest Moon Regatta - Seabrook, TX - Oct 21 to Oct 23, 2021
Yachts sail to Port Arsansas under an October full moon.
Walk4Hearing Houston - Houston, TX - Oct 24 to Oct 24, 2021
Empowers and inspires those affected by hearing loss while raising money for national and local programs that provide information, education, support, and advocacy. Vendors will be on site to provide resources for individuals and families affected by hearing loss.
Freaky Deaky Texas - Baytown, TX - Oct 29 to Oct 30, 2021
Light the Night Walk – Houston - Houston, TX - Oct 30 to Oct 30, 2021
A fundraising walk to help fund cures for blood cancers, benefitting the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, takes place at Hermann Square Park at City Hall
Light the Night Walk – The Woodlands - The Woodlands, TX - Oct 30 to Oct 30, 2021
A set of fundraising walks to to help fund cures for blood cancers, benefiting the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, one takes place at Town Green Park in the Woodlands and the other at Hermann Square at City Hall, Houston.
Frostival at the Rink at Discovery Green - Houston, TX - Nov 12 to Nov 12, 2021
Ice skating, demonstration of chainsaw ice carving, live music, and more at Discovery Green
The ICE at Discovery Green - Houston, TX - Nov 12 to Jan 30, 2022
Following Frostival opening day, enjoy ice skating at Discovery Green through January.
Holiday in the Gardens at Moody Gardens - Galveston, TX - Nov 20 to Jan 2, 2022
Thanksgiving with Santa at the Children’s Museum of Houston - Houston, TX - Nov 24 to Nov 24, 2021
Selfies with Santa – Kick off the holiday season. Ho! Ho! Ho! It’s time to get jolly. Celebrate the season and make it nice with the man of the hour, Santa Claus! This is your chance to tell him how nice you’ve been this year. Dress for the occasion and don’t forget your smile!
H-E-B Thanksgiving Day Parade - Houston, TX - Nov 25 to Nov 25, 2021
The 72nd Annual H-E-B Thanksgiving Day Parade will take place on Thursday, November 25, 2021 at 9 a.m. Located in the heart of downtown Houston, this event is one of the oldest Thanksgiving Day parades in the country. Each year, several hundred thousand Houstonians line the streets to cheer on participants. The parade will traverse over 20 city blocks and will feature elaborate floats, colorful marching bands, high-flying balloons and other uniquely Houston entries.
Houston Turkey Trot - Houston, TX - Nov 25 to Nov 25, 2021
The BakerRipley Houston Turkey Trot is an annual event that supports the mission of BakerRipley, a nonprofit that has served this region for 114 years. 10K, 5K and 1 mile fun run
Pearland Turkey Trot - Pearland, TX - Nov 25 to Nov 25, 2021
The course starts and ends in Pearland’s Independence Park. Enjoy the beautiful scenic route as you tackle the 6 Mile, 4 Mile, 1 Mile, or Kids K event!
L3 Turkey Day 5K & Wishbone 1K - Kingwood, TX - Nov 25 to Nov 25, 2021
7th Annual Thanksgiving morning L3 Turkey Day 5k & Kids Wishbone 1K to celebrate a community in support of finding a cure for pediatric cancer
Uptown Houston Holiday Lighting - Houston, TX - Nov 25 to Nov 25, 2021
The holiday season will officially begin with the illumination of Uptown’s 300 custom, 20-ft. holiday trees along Post Oak Boulevard from the West Loop to Richmond Avenue. This FREE family event features festive holiday shopping and treats, unique street entertainment and the sights and sounds of the holiday season, along with a special appearance from Santa. Following the ceremonial lighting of Uptown’s holiday trees, the evening will culminate with a dazzling light show followed by an exhilarating fireworks extravaganza.
Flea at Silver Street: Black Friday Weekend - Houston, TX - Nov 26 to Nov 28, 2021
The Nutcracker with the Houston Ballet - Houston, TX - Nov 26 to Dec 24, 2021
Bring the family back to the theater to share the joy of Clara’s magical journey to the Kingdom of Sweets this holiday season! Stanton Welch’s The Nutcracker is a grand spectacle of opulence and one of the most splendid versions of this holiday classic ever staged. With hundreds of roles and a myriad of exquisite details that will leave you discovering something new in every performance, Welch’s The Nutcracker is a positively joyous treat for ballet lovers of all ages. Rejoice in the return of this time-honored tradition!
Dickens on the Strand - Galveston, TX - Dec 3 to Dec 5, 2021
Held the first weekend in December, the annual festival is a holiday tradition with great family programming, live entertainment, special events, and more.