Houston’s Festivals of 2016

Last Quarter of 2016 Festivals

Festivals in Houston are always such a buzz of great activities slotted out for both the young, the young at heart and the old as well. 2016 has a host of amazing events lined up for the people of Houston and the lovers of Houston. These festivals range from the much famed beer and untapped music festival, the texian market day, the International Quilt festival, the Nutcracker Market among many others. If you are a lover of festivals, clear up your calendar for these refreshing events that take place as the year ends.

Festivals lined up in October

The month of October happens to have very interesting festivals. The first one is the original Greek Festival. This festival will be celebrated for about four days, from the sixth until the ninth of October. This festival can be enjoyed by the entire family, the mum does not have to cringe on the thought of having her son seeing some things. It will be held at the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral.

The other October festival in Houston 2016 is the amazing Texas Renaissance Festival which will be held for eight back-to-back weekends. The weekend festivals will each be themed and it usually contains performers such as magicians, comedians, jugglers and even minstrels.

For the art lovers, the Bayou City Art Festival will be held on the eighth and the ninth. Good music, sculptures, jewelry, good food, wine and beer will all be at your disposal. Kids are invited as there is a kids section also.

The Italian culture will be represented on the Fiesta Italiana festival which will be from the thirteenth to the sixteenth. St. Thomas University grounds will be the hosts. For those who prefer Cuban and Puerto Rican culture, they will need to tarry until the twenty second of October. This festival also has a car show lined up.

The untapped Beer and Music festival is not one that a person should miss. Good music and beer will be availed in plenty on the twenty second of October

Other October festivals in Houston 2016 are:
• Texian Market days also on the twenty second
• The Houston Egyptian Festival

• The Dia de los Muertos, which will happen from October the twenty seventh to November the fifth

November Festivals in Houston 2016

November is also full of great events for those who have not gotten their pick from October. The International Quilt Festival from the third to the sixth at the George R. Brown Centre will have a unique display of quilts, crafts and even supplies. The best part is that there will be special classes for the beginners up till the expert’s level.

Day of the dead Festival is a day to commemorate the life of the departed souls. The host of this events is the national Museum of Funeral History and some of the displays will include Dia de los Muertos art and crafts. It shall be on the fifth.

The Nutcracker Market Festivals from the tenth to the 13 is a must event. A shopping extravaganza meant to usher in the festive seasons has easily become a national tradition. Clothes, foodstuff, furniture, jewelry and local businesses among others will be showcased.

The Annual interfaith Thanksgiving Service held on the seventeenth is a very important Houston event. . It is a free for all faiths event, held at Rothko Chapel, which was started about twenty years ago. Normally, there are representatives from the ten religions who normally participate.

The eve of thanksgiving is a buzz with numerous activities. The uptown Holiday lighting and the City of Houston Thanksgiving Day Parade are held on this day. These are all very old traditions that have spun for decades.

December line-up of Festivals in Houston 2016

The celebratory month begins with the Dickens on the Strand festival. It started as a simple potluck supper about twenty years ago and blew up to be a really big celebration of life. It is characterized by shinning parades, and continuous entertainment.

It is impossible to think anyone would want to miss the Mayor’s Official Downtown Houston Holiday Festival on the second of December. Firework, Choirs and continuous entertainment is also available. The star of the show however is when the City Hall Tree is lite.


There is a beautiful line-up of festivals in Houston 2016. The year comes to an end with joy, laughter and celebrations. The more attenders, the merrier the events. The final festival of the year will be AdvoCare Texas Bowl which will be all about fun and games to close the year.